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- Brodmann's Area 40 in the brain affects texture discrimination tasks and sensory feedback in motor tasks.
- Labour Day can be traced back to an 1872 printer's revolt in Toronto when they demanded a 54-hour work week.
- The word "mouse" comes from the Sanskrit word meaning "thief."
- September is the 9th month of the year, even though its name comes from the Latin "septem" for 7.
- A female Black Duck will mate with a male Mallard because she is attracted to his beautiful green head.
- Vexillology is the scholarly study of flags. Lester Pearson's choice for our flag was not vexillologically correct.
- Colchicum autumnale are also known as the autumn crocus, meadow saffron, and naked ladies.
- Tom Thomson was buried at Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, but his body was later exhumed by his family and buried in Leith.
- October is the 10th month of the year, even though its name comes from the Latin "octo" for 8.
- Dust mites are considered to be one of the most common causes of asthma in the world.
- Tom Cruise once attended Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa, Ontario.
- Marcel Dionne won the NHL scoring title in 1980 with one more goal than Wayne Gretzky.
- The last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven at Craigellachie, B.C. in 1885.
- According to Environment Canada, Vancouver typically has a 13% chance of a white Christmas.
- RIM's handheld PDA was named the Blackberry because its little keys resembled strawberry seeds.
- Abbé de l'Épée founded the first public school for deaf children in Paris in 1755.
- Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs causing painful respiration.
- Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Ronald Reagan, and Elton John were born in Pig years.
- Jorge (George) Bell played left field for the Toronto Blue Jays for 12 seasons.
- The Moon River Bridge was part of old Highway 69 for 56 years.
- General Arthur Currie was largely responsible for the planning that led to the triumph at Vimy Ridge.
- Alan Richardson was the cryptic crossword creator for the Globe before Fraser Simpson (grr) took over.
- The Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America.
- In 1987, Frobisher Bay officially became Iqaluit, meaning "place of fish."
- Ron Joyce is the co-founder of the Tim Hortons donut chain.
- Monday October 19, 1987 is known as Black Monday, the day the Dow, TSX and world markets dropped bigtime!
- Karma is the sum of all that an individual has done, is currently doing and will do.
- A healthy human prostate is slightly larger than a walnut.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967.
- In the film, "To Kill a Mockingbird," Boo Radley was played by Robert Duvall.
- April Fools' Day may have come from "hunting the gowk," a Scottish game circa 1600.
- The Montreal Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cups, the most of any NHL club.
- Niklas Lidstrom was drafted 53rd by Detroit in 1989. The Leafs chose Scott Thornton, Rob Pearson and Steve Bancroft ahead of him.
- "Heave awa' chaps, I'm no' dead yet," is a memorial inscribed above Paisley Close, Edinburgh.
- Steven Harper was one of the founding members of the Reform Party.
- Listeriosis is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes.
- Autumnus est unus ex quattuor temporibus anni, tempus inter aestatem et hiemem.
- Helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon are natural, noble gases.
- Helicopter parent is a term for a parent who pays extremely close attention to his/her child.
- The Green Party was first established in Germany in 1980.
- Nimrod was the great-grandson of Noah. But really, a nimrod is a dipstick.
- Facebook was founded in 2004 by some Harvard geeks as thefacebook.com.
- A snail can sleep for up to three years.
- "Persona," literally means "mask," or "character," in Latin.
- Lightning strikes about 6,000 times a minute on planet earth.
- A cockroach can live 9 days without its head, before starving to death.
- Coronation Street first aired in December 1960.
- The voice of Peter Puck was provided by Ronnie Schell.
- Joe Biden is a Delaware senator, though he was born in Pennsylvania.
- The TV show, 60 Minutes is the only CBS TV show without theme music.
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