Canada did not exist during the American Civil War.
When Canada loses a soldier in Afghanistan, thousands of Canadians line the bridges along the Highway of Heroes in a show of compassion; hoping there won’t be a reason to return to the bridges again.
The last duel in Canada was between two men who were so terrified of dueling, one fainted and the other was seized by horror. The guns were also loaded with blanks.
An experimental program called Mincome existed in Canada in the 1970’s and gave everyone a minimum income just for being a citizen. It resulted in slightly fewer hours worked, but saw overall increases in health, happiness, and educational achievement.
Canadians eat more donuts per capita than any other country.
Native Canadians were forcibly taken from their homes to attend cultural Reform Schools from 1840–1960. The last school closed in 1996.
Residents of Churchill, Canada leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears on Main Street.
Canada has a free service run by volunteers to drive you home if you’re too drunk to drive yourself during the holiday season.
In Feb 1942, a ship capsized off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. One of the 46 survivors was being cared for by local women who were trying to wash what they thought was oil off his skin. The women had never seen a black man before and we’re actually trying to wash the color off his skin.
In Lake Huron, there is an island named Manitoulin Island. On this island, there is a lake called Lake Mindemoya. In this lake lies Treasure island, also known as, “the largest island in a lake on an island in a lake in the world.“