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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 [...]

Stunning Miniature Wonderland

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Stunning Miniature Wonderland Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. This is not “tilt-shift” effect; these are real, incredibly detailed and meticulously put-together models: whole cities, working airports, including the largest model railway / railroad in the world: Link Today’s pictures & links: Mind-Bending Cityscape (“City in the Sky” by unknown Japanese artist, via, click to [...]

Beyond Spectacular: Super Climb!

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Beyond Spectacular: Super Climb! This is Ueli Steck’s record speed solo climb of the the Eiger’s radical North Face (from the film “Swiss Machine”, created by Sender Films). He did it in just… 2 hours, 47 minutes and 33 seconds: Link Today’s pictures & links: Sprawling Monster This is Ferrari World: the newest Abu [...]

RIP Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen, the star of the movie Airplane! and the TV series Police Squad! has died from complications of pneumonia at a hospital in Florida. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Nielsen appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows in a career spanning six decades. After Airplane! became a hit, the film’s directors — Jim Abrahams, David [...]

RIP Leslie Nielson

Leslie Nielsen, the star of the movie Airplane! and the TV series Police Squad! has died from complications of pneumonia at a hospital in Florida. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Nielsen appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows in a career spanning six decades. After Airplane! became a hit, the film’s directors — Jim Abrahams, David [...]

Lost Luggage

Remember Dave Carroll of the group Sons of Maxwell who wrote the song United Breaks Guitars after seeing his guitar abused? He flew United Airline again on Sunday on his way to speak to a group of customer service executives. Then he spent an hour at the baggage claim because United lost his luggage! In an [...]