Fact: Canadians invented Basketball!
This is a fun one, and it’s a great piece of trivia to stupefy any of your U.S. friends or loved ones. Seriously, if you ever do any cross-border dating, and I highly recommend it, this one will surprise and astound the date you met on Match.com or whatever dating service is trending with the kids these days.
A Match.com Coupon Code For You?
Just don’t tell them that, because you’re Canadian, you used a match.com coupon code. Why pay more money than you have to?
Yes, the modern game of basketball came about because an older guy didn’t like climbing ladders. What I don’t understand is that the commercial doesn’t even show the idea of baskets with full holes in the bottom of them. We saw the ‘midway’ point, where they cut a tiny hole that a broom handle could poke the ball out of.
I also don’t understand how exactly the old man was not okay with cutting holes in the bottom of the basket, but he was okay with cutting ‘small holes’ in the basket. I mean, doesn’t dirt still fall out of the smaller holes? I’m guessing the baskets were used for… Read the rest
Our Most Requested Heritage Moment:
This one was on the air so much back in the day, I think every single Candian born before 1997 has seen it. It’s kind of strange how a throwaway line that wasn’t really the point of the commercial that hasn’t been on the air in 20 years became a part of the cultural fabric and everyday lexicon, but here we are.
So, what do the best coffee grinders and strokes have in common???
They both make you smell delicious breakfast foods! Well okay, one is delicious and one is burnt. Let me ask you this: Have you ever smelled freshly-ground coffee beans
and then found that no one was making coffee? What’s your first reaction? If you’re like most people, it’s ‘I’m having a seizure!’, or ‘I’m having a stroke!’.
Pretty much every single Canadian knows exactly what you’re talking about when you say you smell ‘burnt toast’. It’s become short-hand for ‘I think I’m having a stroke’ in every day conversations with Canadians.
You’re referring to this video about the famous surgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield
. He was a famous neurosurgeon who developed a surgical treatment for epilepsy. At the time, no one… Read the rest