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This is everything I know
  1. In the 80's, Roy Bittan played on 2 songs titled "Tunnel of Love".
  2. Peterborough Ontario is named after Peter Robinson.
  3. Bob Gainey was a Peterborough Pete.
  4. SUVs SUCK.
  5. Anne Murray used to be the CIBC mascot.
  6. CBC Radio Toronto used to be called CBL 740.
  7. CJBC 1010 was the flagship station for the Dominion Network.
  8. Chocoholic mothers give birth to sugar-coated babies.
  9. A jigsaw is a kind of fretsaw.
  10. A circle is 360°.
  11. Before being a convicted criminal, Winona Ryder was a film star.
  12. Ontario's drinking age was 18 until 1978.
  13. The square root of 9 is 3.
  14. If three's a crowd but the third time is lucky, a group of three people is a lucky crowd.
  15. There are 365 days in a year and it only took us 3 1/2 years to get here... if you know what we mean.
  16. There are 366 days in a Leap Year and for some reason scientists figured that adding a day every four years would make the world right.
  17. Linoleum is a floor-covering of canvas coated with a preparation of linseed oil and other stuff.
  18. Red Cap beer, made by Brick, was first made by Carling.
  19. During Interferential Therapy, small electrical impulses are sent through the skin.
  20. Vincent Price was the narrator of "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein."
  21. Mr. Moneybags is the mascot for the game of Monopoly™.
  22. Olivia Newton John is a happenin' Australia singer (well, she was in the 70's anyway.)
  23. There was a rumour that the guys in Klaatu were the Beatles. Of course they weren't.
  24. A computed axial tomography scan is better known as a CAT scan.
  25. The first time the Academy of Motion Picture Arts officially used the name "Oscars" was in 1939.
  26. Canada's Arthur Kent was the original Scud Stud.
  27. Nothing lasts forever (except maybe disposable diapers, cockroaches and styrofoam.)
  28. Canada Geese produce Weapons of Ass Destruction (been to High Park lately?)
  29. The Allan Cup was first awarded in 1908 (to the Ottawa Cliffsides, if you're interested.)
  30. Monozygotic twins come from one egg; to the layman (whoever that is) they are called "identical twins."
  31. Dizygotic twins come from two separately fertilized eggs; to the layman (whoever that is) they are called "fraternal twins."
  32. If Acute Respiratory Syndrome wasn't severe, it would be called ARS.
  33. Thornton is the 354th most popular surname in the United States.
  34. A Hinny is a hybrid between a stallion and an ass (heh heh, I said ass!)
  35. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  36. A learner's permit for driving used to be called a Three-Sixty-Five.
  37. A Dingaloid is a web thingy that you can roll over and an ironic comment is revealed.
  38. Castor and Pollux are the twin sons of Zeus (immortal) and Leda (mortal).
  39. Land's End is the most westerly point in England.
  40. The large intestine is approximately 5-feet long.
  41. Short term exposure to high levels of Vinyl Chloride may cause dizziness, headaches and giddiness.
  42. Bob Gainey was the first recipient of the Frank J. Selke Trophy.
  43. The 6 classic Scottish malts are: Dalwhinnie, Glenkinchie, Oban, Cragganmore, Talisker, and of course Lagavulin.
  44. Stumpy is NOT one of the 7 Dwarfs. Though he is a Mighty Duck.
  45. Ian Rankin, though a Rankin, is not a member of the Rankin Family. If you know what I mean.
  46. The tortoise is part of the turtle family, one that has adapted to life on land.
  47. The word "pansy" comes from the French word "penseé," or "thought."
  48. WIPO is an acronym for the World Intellectual Property Organization.
  49. Gregory Peck won an Oscar™ for best actor in the role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.
  50. Merganser ducks have a punky little mohawk-like thing on their heads.

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