Did you know ....
....the winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely
....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.
....you 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
.... 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.