Thought you’re a visitor in Canada and you should know some of the fun facts about the land of the free.
1. The Stanley Cup has a bodyguard, but that does not imply Canadian baseball champions have not put all sorts of unique foods and beverages inside (everything from chocolate to cereal and popcorn).
2. British Columbian leaders used oolichan also known as candlefish at night. The little fish is so oily it can be dried, then strung onto a cone and burnt just like a candle.
3. Canada’s title comes from a misunderstanding between some Iroquois youth and Jacques Cartier that were pointing outside a village (they used the term “Kanata”). They were really hoping to recognize the little area that is present-day Quebec City, however, Cartier utilized the similar-sounding term “Canada” to refer to the total location.
4. Even the Narcisse Snake Dens at Manitoba have significantly more snakes at a concentrated region than anywhere else on the planet. On the flip side, there aren’t any snakes around the island of Newfoundland.
5. Canada formally got its national flag on February 15, 1965. Around 100 years later it turned into a nation (in 1867).
6. Canada’s official languages could be English and French, but our geese possess their own terminology: scientists feel that Canada geese have so many as 13 distinct languages for everything from warnings and greetings to pleasure.
7. Using a genuine human fur at the floor. The club’s motto states, “You could drink it quickly, you are able to drink it slow but the lips have to touch the toe”
8. Biggest temperature shift recorded in Canada as a result of a Chinook (a dry and warm wind that comes off the Rocky Mountains). The temperature increased from 19C to 22C in only 1 hour!
9. Between 1984 and 2008, it had been prohibited to market soda in cans in PEI. All carbonated beverages needed to be bought in white bottles.
10. Mysterious lake monster, Ogopogo, lives in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia.