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Onyx Chrysolite: Happy Birthday Canada! Some facts about Canada
Canada’s name comes from a misunderstanding between Jacques Cartier and some Iroquois youth who were pointing out a village (for which they used the word “Kanata”). They were actually trying to identify the small area which is present day Quebec City, but Cartier used the similar-sounding word “Canada” to refer to the whole area. Oops!
Canada officially got its own national flag on February 15, 1965 — almost 100 years after it became a country (in 1867).
A bear cub named Winnipeg was exported from Canada to the London Zoo in 1915. A little boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved to visit Winnipeg (or Winnie for short) and his love for the bear cub inspired the stories written by his father, A.A. Milne, about Winnie-the-Pooh.
At 9 984 670 sq km and comprised of 6 time zones, Canada is huge!Canada has been invaded by the USA twice.
Canada is also home to the longest street in the world. Yonge Street in Ontario starts at Lake Ontario, and runs north through Ontario to the Minnesota border, a distance of almost 2000 kilometres.
While we’re talking ‘longest’, here’s another record: Canada has the world’s longest coastline at 202 080 km.
The Blackberry Smartphone was developed in Ontario, at Research In Motion’s Waterloo offices.
The Hotel de Glace in Quebec is built every year using 400 tons of ice and 12 000 tons of snow. Every summer it melts away and every winter it is rebuilt.
Onyx Chrysolite: Son came home from working away as a surprise. I was soooo happy to see him I must have hugged him 10 times ! He must have missed me too because he let me keep hugging him .....lol. I am so glad he will be attending his high school graduation and I will be there to watch him. I am so proud of him.
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winter123: I am so Lucky to have an awesome friend like U ♥•☆• ♥•☆• ♥•☆• ♥•☆• ♥•☆• ♥•☆• ♥•☆• ♥•☆•
winter123: Happy Halloween
It's late and we are sleepy,
The air is cold and still.
Our jack-o-lantern grins at us
Upon the window sill.
We're stuffed with cake and candy
And we've had a lot of fun,
But now it's time to go to bed
And dream of all we've done.
We'll dream of ghosts and goblins
And of witches that we've seen,
And we'll dream of trick-or-treating
On this happy Halloween.
Happy Halloween to you onyx-chrysolite
Onyx Chrysolite: Having a great time in Holland. Wedding crashing was really fun. As a bonus I got 3 extra days here because of the big snowstorm