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Some interesting (?) Canadian Triva !


Did you know that the word "Trivia" comes from the Latin word Trivium? That's probably not too exciting or surprising, but hopefully some of below Canadian Trivia is !

1) Did you know what Niagara Falls was once temporarily dammed up to stop flowing? In June, 1969, under the United States-Canadian agreements, the U.S. army shut off the falls by damning the Niagara River Channel about a kilometer upstream in an effort to prevent the creation of navigational hazards from falling rocks. The only other time Niagara Falls has stopped flowing was back in March, 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river.
Source: http://www.netreader.com/shockwave/trivia &
http://www.niagarafallslive.com

2) Of the 5 Great Lakes, located on the boarder between Canada and the United States, which is the deepest?
Answer: Lake Superior. It has a maximum depth of 405 m. The next deepest Great Lake is Lake Michigan with a depth of 281 m.
Source: http://www.statcan.ca

3) In Canada, 22.7% of households regularly use a compost heap, compost container, or composting service. Does yours?
Source: http://www.statcan.ca

4) Which is Canada's largest island?
a) Baffin Island b) Newfoundland c) Vancouver Island
Answer: Baffin Island
Source: http://www.canadaquiz.com

5) Did you know the world's longest street is located in Canada. Toronto's Yonge Street runs 1,900 kilometers/1,190 miles from the shores of Lake Ontario past Lake Superior.
Source: http://www.toronto.com/Toronto

6) Did you know that the city rated as having the most sunshine hours in Canada is Estevan Saskatchewan. It has an average of 2,537 hours of sunshine per year. (I wonder if they all have amazing sun-tans there?)
Source: http://cap.estevan.sk.ca/community

7) Canadian law states that all packaging must be done in both French and English.
Source: http://www.mindspring.com/~jacquesb/CanadaDay

8) Which would you say is the most popular pet among Canadians? Cats or Dogs?
Answer: turns out the answer is Cats
Source: The Trivia Guys

9) The biggest Canadian lake trout ever caught was a 102-pounder caught in Lake Athabasca, Saskatchewan on August, 1961. Authorities estimated that the fish was at least 80 years old. (that's a lot of sushi !)
Source: http://www.netreader.com/shockwave/trivia.htm

10) The world's tallest freestanding structure is the CN tower in Toronto Canada. At 553.3 meters (1,815 ft or 185 stories) it is also the world's tallest lightning rode. It gets struck as often as 30 times a year.
Source: http://www.cntower.ca

11) Did you know that the lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada in occurred on February 3, 1947. Snag River, Yukon recorded a chilling -63 degrees Celsius. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada was a sweltering +46 degrees Celsius in Gleichen, Alberta.
Source: http://members.tripod.com/~MitchellBrown/almanac

12) Canada, geographically, is the world's second-largest country (almost 10 million km2). Surpassed only by the Russian Federation (with about 17 million km2).
Source: http://atlas.gc.ca/english/quiz/canada_superlatives_a.html?

13) Canada's highest waterfall is Della Falls (one of the ten highest falls in the world) in British Columbia. It drops 440 m (1,444 feet), about 8 times the height of Niagara Falls.
Source: http://atlas.gc.ca/english/quiz/canada_superlatives_a.html? & http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~agenhtml/agenmc/canada/geofact.html

14) Did you know that Winnie the Pooh was named for the Canadian city Winnipeg, Manitoba?
Source: The Trivia Guys

15) Guess What? Molson Brewery is the oldest brewery in North America. Although John Molson purchased the brewery in January 1785 he did not start brewing until July 1786.
Source: Bridges, Boats, Breweries & Buildings

16) Also, did you know that this is the end of my trivia section? (another useless tidbit of information!).


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