Category: Canada

During WWII, over 34,000 German POWs were held in prison camps…

During WWII, over 34,000 German POWs were held in prison camps in Canada. The Canadians treated the POWs so well that many of them eventually immigrated back to Canada after the war.

Photo : PC/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada/Frank L. Dubervill

There are no rats in Alberta, Canada.

There are no rats in Alberta, Canada.

There is a strip club in Canada that doubles as a church on…

There is a strip club in Canada that doubles as a church on Sunday.

Photo : Becca Lemire

In 1972, Canada had a contest to complete the saying “As…

In 1972, Canada had a contest to complete the saying “As Canadian as…”. The winner was “As Canadian as possible under the circumstances.”

Photo : Pique Newsmagazine

During WWI, a Canadian soldier smuggled his bear…

During WWI, a Canadian soldier smuggled his bear ‘Winnipeg’ into Britain, and she later became an attraction at a London Zoo. A boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved ‘Winnie’ so much that he named his own teddy after her, inspiring his father to write stories about a silly old bear who loves honey.

There is an inland island in Canada that is larger in area than…

There is an inland island in Canada that is larger in area than the lake in which it is situated.

In 1818, the US began building a fort near the New York-Quebec…

In 1818, the US began building a fort near the New York-Quebec border to defend against invasions from Canada. After two years of construction, they realized the fort was actually on the Canadian side. They abandoned it and named it Fort Blunder.

Photo : Mfwills / wikimedia

More than one-third of married couples in Canada sleep in…

More than one-third of married couples in Canada sleep in separate bedrooms. Sleeping together may actually be bad for your health. Evidence has proved that couples suffer 50 per cent more sleep disturbances if they share a bed.

An Air Canada flight was asked by Australian authorities to…

An Air Canada flight was asked by Australian authorities to investigate an emergency beacon. The plane, with 270 people, flew at 4000 feet as crew and passengers used binoculars to locate a stranded sailor, who was later rescued by police. The flight landed safely in Sydney, 90 minutes delayed.

A goat called Sergeant Bill, who became a Canadian war hero…

A goat called Sergeant Bill, who became a Canadian war hero during WWI when he head-butted three soldiers into a trench to avoid an exploding shell.

(Photo: Broadview Museum)