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The Sweetest Heist of All Time: The Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

The United States have the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. China has the Strategic Pork Reserve. And Canada? Apparently it has its own strategic maple syrup reserve and it’s [...]

Alice’s Bucket List

When British teenager Alice Pyne found she had terminal cancer, she made a “bucket list” of things she wanted to do before she died. That was four years ago. One year ago, she started a blog and posted her list, but acknowledged that “some are possible, some will remain a dream.”    She quickly became something [...]

Teenagers Try to Assault Kung Fu Expert

Don’t attack people. Your victims may not be as weak as they appear, as two teenagers in Vancouver, Washington discovered when they tried to grope Priscilla Dang: One pulled in front of her as the other groped her from behind. Fortunately for Dang she had studied Kung Fu for 18 years at a martial arts school owned [...]

No Thanks: Why Denver Turned Down the 1976 Olympics

Successfully snagging hosting duties for the Olympic Games is one of the toughest things a city can do. Here in Chicago, we just spent nearly $50 million on our bid for the 2016 Summer Games, and even that eight-figure budget couldn’t grab the rings. Of course, that $50 million pales in comparison to [...]

Happy Canada Day! What is Canada Day?

Happy Canada Day! On this date in 1867, the nation was officially born when the Constitution Act joined three provinces into one country: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province, which then split into Ontario and Quebec. However, Canada was not completely independent of England until 1982. The holiday called Dominion Day was officially [...]

The 12 Times NHL Goalies Scored Goals Themselves

ADAM HUNGER/Reuters/Landov New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who has helped lead his team to the Stanley Cup Finals, is part of an exclusive club. Brodeur is one of 10 goalies who has scored a goal in an NHL game and one of two goalies who has scored twice. Here’s the complete list. 1. Billy Smith, 1979 Smith, [...]

Whoops!

The Taxi agency’s ad for the Vancouver Aquarium reminds us that male seahorses gestate their young. A pregnancy test embedded in the bottom of urinals returns a (presumably false) positive result whenever a man uses it. Link -via Super Punch

Vancouver Bans Bagpipes

Want to torture entertain us with your bagpipe in Vancouver, Canada? Not so fast: the city has outlawed the torture musical instrument for noise complaints. Huzzah or boo? Whatever you say, the bagpipers are bleating [...]

5 Reasons to Feel Uneasy About Canada

Maple Leaf image via Shutterstock I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been complimented on the safe, peaceful oasis that is my homeland. I’ve been petted and cooed at in public; laughed at by airport security when my passport was presented; had my socks pilfered during a routine mugging in Baltimore after a red and [...]

Architect Proposes Building 30-Story Skyscraper Out Of Wood

The seemingly radical idea of building a skyscraper out of wood is not so strange after all, as architect Michael Green is quick to point out, because of two main advantages wood has over concrete and steel-it’s eco-friendly and cost effective. Here’s more on Vancouver’s Tallwood project: ‘Tallwood’ would be made of large panels of ‘laminated [...]