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Old 07-16-2013, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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The Trailer Park Boys
Neil Young
The Band
Joni Mitchell
The Kids in the Hall
George Strombo
Coffee Crisp candy bars
KD Lang
You forgot The Beach Combers (but maybe you're too young )
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Poutine eh!
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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In no particular order:

Nanaimo bars
Butter tarts
Pamela Anderson
Blackberry
UN Peacekeeping (PM Lester Pearson won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for this one)
Crown Royal whisky
Cleaning up the Titanic wreckage (the survivors went to New York, the dead went to Halifax)
The Canadarm, used on the space shuttle and space station
David Cronenberg
Norman Jewison
James Cameron
The cat breed known as the Canadian Sphynx
Leslie Nielsen
Hosting the US-bound flights on 9/11 after the US closed its airspace
The CANDU nuclear reactor
SCTV
Wally Floody (a northern Ontario miner, he engineered the tunnel used in the actual WWII "Great Escape")

More as they come to me.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Stem Cells were discovered by Yves Clermont and Charles Leblond of my old faculty at McGill. Standard Time within a time zone is also a Canadian invention, as are zippers, Plexiglas and Canola (the "Can" actually refers to it being Canadian).
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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What good things should the world thank Canada for?
Well, let's see. Everything from insulin to getting your Apollo 13 astronauts back down to earth to rescuing your hostages.
Our intrepid Mohawk Skywalkers built your Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, the George Washington Bridge and the World Trade Center, just to name a few.
You're welcome.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Stem Cells were discovered by Yves Clermont and Charles Leblond of my old faculty at McGill. Standard Time within a time zone is also a Canadian invention, as are zippers, Plexiglas and Canola (the "Can" actually refers to it being Canadian).
I hate to be the one who keeps postings slight corrections, but.....

The zipper was not invented in Canada or by a Canadian...

"After his wife's death in 1911, Sundback devoted himself to improving the fastener, and by December 1913 had designed the modern zipper. The rights to this invention were owned by the Meadville company (operating as the "Hookless Fastener Co."), but Sundback retained non-U.S. rights and used these to set up in subsequent years the Canadian firm ‘Lightning Fastner Co.’ in St. Catharines, Ont. Sundback's work with this firm has led to the common misperception that he was Canadian and that the zipper originated in that country."
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Blackberry

UN Peacekeeping (PM Lester Pearson won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for this one)

Crown Royal whisky

James Cameron
If the blackberry came from Canada, why is it so good at growing wild in this un-Canadian climate?

Back then, a Nobel Peace Prize meant something.

CR is overrated, so is Cameron.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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[...]The discovery of insulin has saved millions from certain death.
Sorry, but you are wrong here. Nicoale Paulescu - a Romanian - has in fact discovered the insulin.
Nicolae Paulescu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Well, let's see. Everything from insulin to getting your Apollo 13 astronauts back down to earth to rescuing your hostages.
Our intrepid Mohawk Skywalkers built your Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, the George Washington Bridge and the World Trade Center, just to name a few.
You're welcome.
Oh and dont forget Justin Bieber!
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Sorry, but you are wrong here. Nicoale Paulescu - a Romanian - has in fact discovered the insulin.
Nicolae Paulescu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His saline-based insulin could not be used on humans.
Banting and McLeod invented insulin that could be used on humans.
If you like, we'll give Paulescu credit for saving diabetic dogs. We're a generous people.
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