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From a transcript of a radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations on 10 Oct 1995, between a US Navy vessel and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland:

Americans: "Please divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision."

Canadians: "Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision."

Americans: "This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course."

Canadians: "No, I say again, divert YOUR course."

Americans: "This is the aircraft carrier USS Missouri. We are a large warship of the US Navy. DIVERT YOUR COURSE *NOW*."

Canadians: "We are a lighthouse. Your call."

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What is the Canadian connection to the term Beatlemania?

Former Ottawa music journalist Sandy Gardiner. The album Beatlemania! is the first Beatles LP released in Canada and not only is Gardiner responsible for a quotation on the album, he's also responsible for the name of the LP.

A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Gardiner was a music writer for six years in the United Kingdom and later, was an editor and entertainment writer for the Ottawa Journal which folded in 1980.

In 1963, while at the Journal, Gardiner visited Britain and wrote an article which suggested a Liverpool foursome named The Beatles was poised to take the world by storm. He called the phenomenon `Beatlemania.'

His story was spotted by Capitol Records and the company used his term as the title of the first Beatles album sold in Canada. First released in Britain as `With The Beatles,' the LP was titled `Beatlemania!' when it hit Canadian record stores.

People didn't always say "hello" when they answerded the phone. When the first regular phone service was established in 1878, people said "ahoy".

Did you know .... 

....the winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

....the inventor of the ice cream cone was born in Sussex corner, New Brunswick, the Dairy Capital of Canada. Locals tell the story of baker Walter Donelly who made a bad batch of dough. He was at a loss with what to do with his hard, crispy pastry. So, he ran next door to the ice cream parlour….and the rest,  is ice cream cone history.

....1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

....wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. are born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

....the "black box" in commercial airliners is actually most often orange: it is far easier to find an orange box in the debris of a crash than a black one.

.... Canada has the most fresh water per capita of any country in the world - over 90,000 cubic meters per year, as compared to Egypt, which has only 40. We have about 32,000 lakes covering almost 9%, or 891,163 square km of the country.

.... up to 150 tons of meteorite fragments slam into Earth every year.

.... before 1800 the shoes for the right and left feet were the same.

....the only part of the human body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air

....a shrimp's heart is in it's head.

.... Lobsters have blue blood.
....the world's biggest lobster "lives" in Shediac, New Brunswick, but unfortunately he doesn't breathe. It's 10.5 metres ( 35 feet ) long, 4.5 metres ( 15 feet ) high and weighs 90 tons! Amazing!

.... lightning strikes the earth somewhere more than seventeen million times every day, or about two hundred times every second.

.... Canada has 3 of the top 10 largest islands, 10 of the 40, and 22 of the 100 largest islands in the world.
....the world's longest covered bridge was completed in Hartland, New Brunswick in 1899. It's 390 metres ( 1,282 feet ) long and spans the Saint John River. There are 62 covered bridges in the province. Many of them are in the Sussex area of Kings County- the Covered Bridge Capital of Atlantic Canada.
.... Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish. 

.... if a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in he air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

.... pigs are the only animals other than humans that can get a sun burn.

.... a good way to restore the sound of scratched CDs is to coat them with a thin layer of wax or silicone: the data is still present no matter how many scratches there are, but they interfere with the ability of the laser to read the discs.  The wax, silicone or other clear coating fills up the scratches, making it possible for the laser to do its job again.

.... the male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off.

.... up to 1920 Canada was planning on invading the United States.

.... the spot on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.

.... money isn't made out of paper, but made of cotton.
....lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.
.... about 4000 years ago, it was the accepted practice in Babylonia that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead (honey beer) he could drink  and because their calender was lunar based, this period was called the "honey month" or what we know to day as the "Honey moon"

.... John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.
.... Daniel Boone hated coonskin caps.
.... The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white, due to low budget.
.... Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
.... First novel ever written on a typewriter is Tom Sawyer.

Great Or Funny Quotes About Canada
 I want to thank all the Canadians who came out today to wave to me - with all five fingers!
President George W. Bush (during his first visit to Ottawa Nov. 30, 2004)
Vive la Canada. This country is not for sale.
Don Sweet
I don't even know what street Canada is on.
Al Capone
When I’m in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.
Jane Fonda
The US is our trading partner, our neighbour, our ally and our friend... and sometimes we'd like to give them such a smack!
Rick Mercer
In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.
U.S. President Bill Clinton

Only in Canada... do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counter

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

Only In Canada . . . . can a high school drop out become a Provincial Minister of Education.

Only In Canada . . . would the Supreme Court of Canada rule that politicians are not responsible for the promises they make in an effort to get elected. (Thereby, in effect, officially entering into law, that all politicians are liars.)

Only In Canada can another country display our national flag upside down, on nation- wide television, and instead of it becoming an international incident, it gets turned into a joke t-shirt that says, "This way up, eh."

Did you know that Canada has SIX time zones.

Younge Street in Toronto is the longest road in the world, ending at the Ontario-Manitoba-Minnesota border.

False teeth are often radioactive. Approximately 1 million Canadians wear some form of denture; half of these dentures are made of a porcelain compound laced with minute amounts of uranium to stimulate fluorescence. Without the uranium additive, the dentures would be a dull green color when seen under artificial light.

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