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

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