These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

My friend Ruth in Canada sent this, and I thought I'd use it for today's trivia. Fun trivia about her Canada, but I have to take historical exception to one point. You'll see it below.

So, What Do We Canadians Have To Be Proud Of ?

1. Smarties

2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp

3. The size of our footballs fields, one less down, and bigger balls.

4. Baseball is Canadian - First game June 4, 1838 - Ingersoll , ON

5. Lacrosse is Canadian

6. Hockey is Canadian

7. Basketball is Canadian

And here's the rub: It was invented by a Canadian, to be sure, but it was in Massachusettes.

Doesn't that make it American? I think so!! Possession is 9/10 of the law!!! :D

8. Apple pie is Canadian

9. Mr. Dress-up beats Mr. Rogers

10. Tim Hortons beats Dunkin' Donuts

11. In the war of 1812, started by America , Canadians pushed the Americans back past their White House. Then we burned it, and most of Washington .. We got bored because they ran away. Then, we came home and partied........ Go figure.

12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany .

13. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere. EVER. (We got clobbered in the odd battle but. prevailed in ALL the wars)

14. Our civil war was fought in a bar and lasted a little over an hour.

15. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American mercenary, he slept in and missed the whole thing. He showed up just in time to get caught.

16. A Canadian invented Standard Time.

17. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface and is still around as the world's oldest company.

18. The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes. (That's more information than I need!)

19. We know what to do with the parts of a buffalo.

20. We don't marry our kin-folk.

21.. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, Velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, zambonis and the telephone. Also short wave radios that save countless lives each year.

22. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it.

23. A Canadian invented Superman.

24. We have coloured money.

25. Our beer advertisements kick ass { does our beer}


The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on. (And this one is important enough to convince me of Canadian superior intelligence!!)

OOOoohhhhh.... Canada !!

Thanks, Ruth!!!


  1. I learned a LOT I didn't know about Canada! I used to get to so mad when I lived in PA and would get canadian currency when given change cos' you can't use it! (and I never sneakily passed it along to someone else either!)

  2. Thanks Lyn for the trivia about Canada. Bet there were lots of things your friends didnt know. As far as INVENTED is the key word and Wm Naismith is a Canadian for sure LOL

  3. I have to agree about Tim Hortons'. It's mine and my wife's favorite spot for coffee. We go there often. Too often.

    Disagree on their beer. One of their oldest and favorites up there is Alexander Keith. Much better here in Michigan.

    And when we toured the fortress at Louisburg in Nova Scotia we heard some hilarious stories on how that place was overrun by the enemy, not once but twice. (Hint: if you take an enemy prisoner, don't let him wander around the fortress so he can take note of the defenses, then report back to his commander after a prisoner exchange).


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!