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NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr

Fun With Maps! The U.S.-Canadian Border Has Some Interesting Twists and Turns

I love this. There are 8,000 markers that define the border between the sister nations of Canada and the United States, establishing the 'no touching zone'. ( MOM, Canada is touching me again!!)  This video will explain a lot of the 'whys' of all of that. 

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Elderly Woman Gets HUGE Valentine’s Surprise!

Thank you, Tiffany Estabrook, for telling me to get the tissues. I needed them.

These children in Canada give back to a woman whose simple gesture has touched them for the past 7 years.

And she is so deserving.

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Jason Segel - Getty Images/iStockphoto

Jason Segel Saddles up to Star in Syrup Siphoning Caper on the Silver Screen

What turned out to be a sticky situation last year when Canadian police busted a major maple syrup heist now has Hollywood's attention and Sony pictures has scheduled Jason Segel to play the lead.

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Quebec Village Evacuated + Maine Crews on Scene: One Death Reported [UPDATE]


According to the AP, one person has died after the train carrying crude oil derailed.

Fire crews from Maine are helping at a disaster in Quebec. Following a train derailment, 80 tankers of gasoline caught fire forcing the village of Lac-Megantic, in the province of Quebec, to be evacuated.

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Getty Images, photo by Streeter Lecka
Getty Images, photo by Streeter Lecka

Some Canadians Think Their New Money Smells Like Maple Syrup

New plastic based Canadian money was introduced in November of 2011 and has now begun circulating around the country, and something seems strange about the new currency. Some Canadians seems to think it smells exactly like Canadian maple syrup. A newspaper tested the $100 bills by sniffing them and the consensus was they smell like syrup.

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Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup
Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup

2.5 Billion Year Old Water Found in Ontario, Canada

At a depth of 1.5 miles below the Earth’s surface, in a mine near Timmins, Ontario, a pocket of water was discovered that is 2.5 billion years old. According to University of Toronto Earth scientist Barbara Lollar, when the rocks of the mine were formed, Canada was the ocean floor

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Harold Clements, Getty Images
Harold Clements, Getty Images

2000 Canadian Cyclists May Not Make it to Maine for Summer Trip This Year

Two thousand Canadian cyclists who planned to spend a week pedaling around central Maine this summer with a Canadian bike touring group won’t be coming after all. That is unless someone can help out right way with their U.S. customs issues.

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People Burst Into Song? It’s Not Just In the Movies!

I don't know why this is so unusual. I do it all the time, but then again, I'm a little on the crazy side.

However, it DOES happen! Take a look at these wacky Canadians having fun on the train.

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Zombies Teach CPR in Canada

With Halloween just around the corner it makes sense Canada is using Zombie’s to boost awareness about learning CPR. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada want people to know the technique and proper timing when administering CPR. The commercial, which is Hollywood quality, shows a woman seeking to escape zombies but being cornered by a swarm of them and having a heart attack. One of the zombies calls 911 while another performs CPR. The title card at the end of the Public Service Announcement says ’CPR makes you undead.’ 

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Syrup Stolen

The United States has an oil reserve, Canada has a vast maple-syrup reserve, and 10 million pounds of it has been stolen. Canada keeps an emergency supply of syrup at various locations throughout the country in case of bad maple harvests as Canada supplies 75% of the world’s maple syrup. The supply did contain 37 million pounds of the stuff until a warehouse about 100 miles north of Montreal was robbed.

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