Cool Canada Facts

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1. Almost three fourths of all the fresh water in the world is in Canada
2. Alternative names proposed for Canada in 1867 were Tuponia, Borealia, Cabotia, Transatlantica, Victorialand and Superior.
3. Canada didn't become an independent country until 1982.
4. Since 2007, human feet have been washing up on the shores of western Canada.
5. In Canada, milk can be sold in plastic bags and jugs
6. People in Churchill, Canada leave their car doors unlocked on the street to allow other people to get in and escape bear attacks.
7. No cow in Canada can be given artificial hormones to increase its milk production. So no dairy product in Canada contains those hormones.
8. Taylor Swift once topped the iTunes Canada chart with a song that was literally just 8 seconds of static by accident.
9. Canada's new flag, with its maple leaf design, was unfurled in 1965 in Ottawa!
10. The modern world's first international sporting fixture was a cricket match played in 1844 between Canada and the USA. Canada won by 23 runs.
11. In Canada, a University has introduced a new "Puppy Room", where students can go & play with puppies to relieve stress.
12. Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'.
13. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has the most bars per capita than anywhere else in the world.
14. In the 1930s, the US army drew up plans to invade Mexico and Canada.
15. When Canada held a competition to design its national flag, more than 10% of the entries featured a beaver.
16. Members of Westboro Baptist Church have been specifically banned from entering Canada for hate speech.
17. There is an island called "Dildo Island" in Canada.
18. Canada has a free service run by volunteers that will drive you home if you are too drunk to drive during the holiday season.
19. Each year Canada Post receives a million letters addressed to "Santa Claus, The North Pole, H0H 0H0". They reply to every one.
20. In 2003, Canada became the first country in the world to offer medical marijuana to pain-suffering patients.
21. Alberta, Canada has been completely free of rats since 1905.
22. The Chevy Camaro is actually an import made in Canada.
23. With over 3 million lakes 9% of Canada is actually fresh water and over 60% of all the lakes in the world are found within its borders.
24. Canada banned baby walkers in 2004.
25. Canada is the most educated country in the world.
26. Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada has the most bars per capita than anywhere in the world.
27. When Canada’s Northwest Territories were divided in two in 1999, people voted to keep the old name.

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