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How the Canadian Provinces and Territories Got Their Names

Here’s a little more Canadian history on this Canada Day. Alberta Named in honor of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. Lake Louise, the village of Caroline, and Mount Alberta are also named after her. British Columbia The name refers to the Columbia District, the [...]

Four Feline Photographers

Yesterday I read about a documentary film that debuted at the SXSW Film Festival in which the cinematographer was a cat. The item jogged my memory, as I had posted about this same cat back in 2007. He’s not the only cat who takes pictures, so let’s meet several cats who record their feline adventures [...]

Captain Al Cohol

In 1973, the government of the Northwest Territories, Canada, commissioned a comic book to address alcoholism in the indigenous population. The result was a series featuring “Captain Al Cohol”, an alien who crashed onto Earth. The Captain has a drinking problem. You can read the entire first issue at the link. I’m not sure if alcohol [...]

Freezing Boiling Water

(Video Link) Winters are quite cold in Yellowknife, the capital town of Canada’s Northwest Territories. YouTube user samantha683 instantly froze boiling water by tossing it into the -30° C air. via Gizmodo