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  1. Steve North

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    MORE FACTS..

    Did you know????
    Over 774 million dozen eggs were produced on Canadian farms last year...….
     
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    That amounts to 9.336 Billion eggs.
    That's quite a weight loss...what is your height?

    Hal
     
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    Every one hundred years, the moon adds approximately 1.4 milliseconds to a day. While this may be minuscule, it does add up: When dinosaurs roamed the planet, days were 23 hours long, according to NASA.
     
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    Though he is one of the UK's most famous leaders, wartime prime minister and career politician Winston Churchill had U.S. roots. His mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, was born in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
     
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    Surely you jest...
    Just kidding...I believe you!
     
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    The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis starting with her first dog named Dookie which her father, the future King George VII, gave to his daughters in 1933.
     
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    ANOTHER CANADIAN INVENTION


    Push-up bra
    Although the name "Wonderbra" existed as far back as 1939, a new approach to the undergarment by Quebec designer Louise Poirier in 1963, called the Dream Lift model 1300, featured underwire and a push-up design that created maximum cleavage. The Wonderbra became the quintessential piece of lingerie and created a sensation in the 1990s when it came to the states after being relaunched by an American company. Currently owned by U.S. company Hanes, the Wonderbra brand is still known the world over.
     
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    ANOTHER CANADIAN INVENTION


    Hard cup jock strap
    Women aren't the only ones who can thank Canada for intimate wear. The jockstrap itself may have been invented in the 1870s by an American to keep male parts from bouncing around—but it was a Canadian who came up with the idea for the hard cup, providing protection from, for example, a hockey puck travelling at 100 kilometres per hour. Athlete and inventor Jack Cartledge of Ontario's Guelph Elastic Hosiery patented the cup in 1927, calling it the Protex. Although today wearing a cup has fallen out of fashion in sports, the invention is sure to have saved men many a serious injury.
     
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    ANOTHER CANADIAN INVENTION



    IMAX
    Canadian filmmakers Graeme Ferguson and Roman Kroitor first pioneered the technology of high-resolution images on huge screens at Montreal's Expo '67. With businessman Robert Kerr and engineer William Shaw, they founded Multi-Screen Corporation, which later became IMAX (short for "Image Maximum"). The first permanent IMAX theatre, the Cinesphere, opened in Toronto's Ontario Place in 1971. Originally used for science films and documentaries, IMAX was bought in 1994 by an American company, who turned it into a Hollywood powerhouse. Its headquarters remain in Toronto.
     
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    Reno is farther west than Los Angeles.
     
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    ^^^?????^^^
    how is that possible..???
    LA is on the coast and Reno is inland...
     
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    reno.jpg
     
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    OK.....
    Now I understand...…. I never realised it.....
     
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    Me either; I had to look at a map to believe it. :D
     
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    Dogs actually understand some English. (Or I assume whatever language their master speaks. :D)

    Some owners of disobedient dogs may have trouble believing this, but dogs can learn to recognize a vocabulary of about 165 words. Unsurprisingly, dogs respond best to short words, as well as words with hard consonants like "t" or "r," which may explain why they can hear "treat" from three rooms away.
     
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