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"So you think Canada is a dull, boring wasteland? Well, in my opinion, for the most part it is. Here, though, are a few silly, and hopefully interesting, facts about this country."
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This Canadian city can boast of having the world's highest per capita consumption of Slurpees.
The provincial capital of Saskatchewan is Regina. However, it wasn't always called that. What was its original name?
Pile o' Bones
In 1998 the massive (and insanely cold) Northwest Territories were split into two autonomous portions. The western section retained the name Northwest Territories, while the eastern part held a vote to rename it. The winning name was Nunavut. What name came third in the balloting?
Ralph Klein, the Premier of Alberta, added to his notoriety in late 2001 when he did which of the following?
While drunk, struck a bear with his pick-up truck, and then took the carcass home with him.
Arrested for drunk driving in Hawaii, and skipped out of the state ASAP.
Showed up visibly drunk to the state funeral for former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
Drunkenly threw money on the floor of a homeless shelter, telling the residents to get a job.
Like American states, the Canadian provinces have a bunch of official symbols. You know, official birds, trees, that kind of stuff. Some of the provincial symbols get pretty silly however. Which of the following is an official symbol of Prince Edward Island?
Many of you know that Canada has a coin for both 1 and 2 dollar denominations. The $1 coin is commonly referred to a "loonie," due to the picture of a common loon (the bird, I don't wanna know what you were thinking!) on the tails side. So what is the $2 coin commonly called?
Many of you are aware that in 1995 the province of Quebec had a referendum to separate from the rest of Canada. Thankfully, the referendum didn't pass, and Quebec remains a part of Canada. Following the vote, what or who was blamed for the failure of the referendum by then separatist leader Jacques Parizeau?
"Money and the ethnic vote"
"Sissies and fruitcakes"
"The media and the Natives"
More Canadian place names. Only one of the following places is not a real town somewhere in Canada. Which one?
In 2000, the city of Flin Flon (yes, that's the real name) Manitoba became Canada's official what?
Trout fishing capital
Marijuana growing capital
Beer Drinking capital
What is a toque?
A backyard hockey rink
Slang term for someone from Quebec
A wool hat worn in winter
A sleeve put around a beer can to keep it cold
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