Things You Did Not Know About Canada

By | May 11, 2015

Canada has many sites to offer. Facts about Canada that are not well known;

  • Canada is the second largest country by area in the world
  • Canada has the most fresh water in the world
  • Canada is the most educated country in the world. More than half its population has college degrees
  • Canada lowest recorded temperature was minus 81.4 degrees Fahrenheit or minus 63 degrees Celsius
  • Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined
  • Canada has the largest coastline in the world
  • Yonge Street is the longest street in the world at 1178 miles or 1896 kilometers
  • The US/Canada border is the longest non-military defended border in the world
  • Canada has no weapons of mass destruction
  •  Canada is an Iroquoian language word meaning Village
  • Americans have invaded Canada twice, in 1775 and 1812, and they lost both times
  • Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela
  • Canada’s official sport is not hockey but lacrosse

Canada is known for its many inventions. Here is a quick list of some of Canada’s achievements;

  • Pablum
  • Plexiglass
  • The Garbage Bag
  • Cardiac Pacemaker
  • Alkaline Battery
  • Electric Oven
  • Egg Carton
  • Insulin
  • Electron Microscope
  • The Paint Roller
  • The Robertson Screw
  • Trivial Pursuit game
  • Instant Replay – now used in all sports and entertainment
  • Sonar
  • Gas Mask
  • Snow Blower
  • Electric Wheelchair
  • Prosthetic Hand
  • Electric Car Heater
  • Separable Baggage Check
  • Canadarm – used on the Space Shuttles
  • Walkie-Talkie
  • Standard Time
  • IMAX
  • Key Frame Animation
  • Superman
  • Basketball
  • AM Radio
  • Snowmobile
  • Ice Hockey
  • The Wonderbra
  • Peanut Butter
  • Java Programming Language
  • The Telephone
  • The Blackberry

Here are some celebrities you probably did not know are Canadian born;

  • Cobie Smulders – The Avengers
  • Ryan Gosling – The Notebook
  • Mike Myers – Saturday Night Live, the voice of Shrek
  • Rachel MacAdams – The Notebook
  • Ryan Reynolds – The Green Lantern
  • Seth Rogan – The Green Hornet
  • Hayden Christensen – Star Wars – Episode III
  • Sandra Oh – Greys Anatomy
  • Pamela Anderson – Baywatch
  • James Cameron – The Titanic
  • Bruce Greenwood – Star Trek
  • James Doohan – Star Trek
  • William Shatner – Star Trek
  • Natasha Henstridge – Species
  • Oliver Platt – X-Men
  • Donald Sutherland – many, many movies
  • Kiefer Sutherland – 24
  • Corey Haim – The Lost Boys
  • Glen Ford – Superman movie
  • Dan Akroyd – Ghostbusters
  • John Candy – Spaceballs
  • Megan Park – F Word
  • Victor Garber – Titanic

and many, many more

Famous musicians born in Canada;

  • Celine Dion
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • David Foster
  • Bryan Adams
  • Paul Anka
  • Jann Arden
  • Michael Buble
  • Robert Charlebois
  • Tom Cochrane
  • Holly Cole
  • Burton Cummings
  • Percy Faith
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Robert Goulet
  • Corey Hart
  • Dan Hill
  • Garth Hudson – (The Band)
  • Carly Rae Jepson
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson
  • John Kay – (Steppenwolf)
  • Andy Kim
  • K.D. Lang
  • Eric Lapointe
  • Daniel Lavoie
  • Gordon Lightfoot
  • Luba
  • Rita MacNeil
  • Amanda Marshall
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Anne Murray
  • Alannah Myles
  • Paul Schaffer
  • Hank Snow
  • Shania Twain
  • David Usher
  • Gino Vanelli
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Neil Young
  • Alanis Morrisette

and many, many more

 

 

 

 

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