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- Garry Trudeau is married to Jane Pauley.
- Villeneuve means "New Town" in French.
- The Afghan Hound is often ranked as the dumbest of all purebred dogs.
- Intelligent Design is a scientific and religious theory that opposes the theory of evolution.
- The village of MacTier was named for A. D. MacTier, the superintendent of the CPR's eastern division.
- Scott Adams is the creator of the comic strip Dilbert.
- At the Autumnal Equinox, the sun appears to move across the equator from the North Hemisphere to the South.
- The Bloody Caesar was developed by Walter Chell at the bar in Calgary's Westin Hotel.
- The Canadian Shield is made up of bare rock and coniferous forests dating back to the Precambrian Era.
- Passion fruit, also called granadilla, was originally grown in Brazil; it now grows in other warm regions.
- E.D. Smith Garden Cocktail is now called Mott's Garden Cocktail.
- Vodka is a strong, clear, colorless liquor, usually distilled from fermented grain.
- A boysenberry is a hybrid of a blackberry, raspberry and loganberry.
- Honey bees have hair on their eyes.
- Bala is home to two of the major cranberry growing areas in Canada.
- Tequila is made from fermented juices obtained from the hearts of blue agave plants.
- Sugar maple trees don't usually flower until they are at least 22 years old.
- The Red Maple, or Acer rubrum, is also known as scarlet maple and swamp maple.
- Grant Moore, Moe Galand and Gary Milroy were the MGM line for the Orillia Terriers.
- Gitche Gumee means "big water" in the Ojibwe language.
- Qanik is the Inuit word for snowflake. Aput means snow on the ground.
- The 65th Grey Cup game in 1977 is sometimes called "The Ice Bowl."
- The body temperature of a hibernating chipmunk is 41-45°F.
- A "raise" in curling is when one stone is bumped ahead by another stone.
- The average lifespan of a chipmunk is 1.3 years.
- A red squirrel can live up to 7 years in the wild.
- One of the early Virginia Slims models was leggy supermodel, Cheryl Tiegs.
- Severed Heads is an Australian band that was formed in the late 1970s.
- "Frost" is an Old English word from the Germanic word "freusan."
- Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
- Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
- Pete Townsend almost married Princess Margaret. Captain Pete Townsend that is.
- The human heart will beat about 3 million times in a lifetime.
- Henry the Navigator started his explorations from the Algarve in Portugal.
- Muskoka (not plural) averages about 50 cm of snow in the month of February.
- The majority of the world supply of cashmere comes from Afghanistan, Iran, Outer Mongolia, India, and China.
- The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan owns the majority share of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. And the Leafs suck.
- Cape Breton's Cabot Trail is named for the explorer, John Cabot.
- HRT or, High RiseTerminals, is the technical term for "up-talk."
- A baby loon travels on its parent's back for about two weeks after being born.
- The Chelsea bun was created in the 18th century at the Bun House of Chelsea, London.
- A googol is the number 10 raised to the power 100, or number 1 followed by 100 zeros.
- Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs are the founders of Apple Computer Inc.
- Elvis Costello, the Pretenders, and the Talking Heads played Mosport in August, 1980.
- A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
- The first Adirondack chair was designed by Thomas Lee in 1903.
- Vanna White has been spinning the Wheel of Fortune since December 1982.
- A conventional septic system is composed of a septic tank and a soil filter called a leaching bed.
- In 1915, Benjamin Holt's Caterpillar tractors were used by the Allies in World War I.
- Subaru is the Japanese word for "unite" and for the star cluster Pleiades that is depicted in the company logo.
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