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Old Yesterday, 02:51 AM
 
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Interesting tv series now playing on discovery channel =


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO8xgNExIqI

 
Old Yesterday, 06:23 AM
 
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And what is your question?


This "documentary-style TV series" is extremely exaggerating and overreaching.
Watching this "docu series" one gets the impression that Canada is indispensable for the world and contributed more to science than Germany and the USA combined.

Canada is surely not among the Top 15 nations that contributed the most to science or world achievements.

Even Switzerland contributed more to science as the world wide web was invented in Switzerland.

Also more innovations come from Taiwan than from Canada.


Canada is more like place #18 or #19.
 
Old Yesterday, 07:11 AM
 
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Must be tough living in a world where you hate your own country and can give it credit for nothing. i made no judgements on the posting of this documentary i just put it out there as a matter of interest to Canadians.
 
Old Yesterday, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Look, just because Quebec's greatest contribution is cheese curds and gravy on fries and concentrated maple sap, doesn't mean the rest of the country sat on its hands.


Canadian inventions/invented by Canadians


Insulin, Canadarm, Imax, Lacrosse, Basketball, Hockey, instant replay, the electron microscope, Plexiglas, pacemaker, alkaline battery, the wonder bra, and the Robertson screw.
 
Old Yesterday, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Québec
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So another Canada thread becomes about bashing Quebec?

The documentary is just exaggerating. This sort of massive insecurity is why Canada can't be took so seriously.
 
Old Yesterday, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Québec
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Originally Posted by mikeyyc View Post
Look, just because Quebec's greatest contribution is cheese curds and gravy on fries and concentrated maple sap, doesn't mean the rest of the country sat on its hands.


Canadian inventions/invented by Canadians


Insulin, Canadarm, Imax, Lacrosse, Basketball, Hockey, instant replay, the electron microscope, Plexiglas, pacemaker, alkaline battery, the wonder bra, and the Robertson screw.
Mod cut. Quebecois invented ice hockey. That's why we are the most disproportionately represented nationality in the national hockey league.

The Canadarm? Not so much a invention. It was Canada builded but the technology was invented already.

Basketball? Made by a guy who immigrates to the US. Popularized by the US.

Imax? Again not so much a invention but a particular type of movie theatre.

The wonder bra? A type of marketed woman's bra?

Come on dude.

Half of those things are by people immigrating to the US, like you. That's OK but let's stay real.

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Old Yesterday, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Originally Posted by gailfo2 View Post
[Snip.] Quebecois invented ice hockey. That's why we are the most disproportionately represented nationality in the national hockey league.

The Canadarm? Not so much a invention. It was Canada builded but the technology was invented already.

Basketball? Made by a guy who immigrates to the US. Popularized by the US.

Imax? Again not so much a invention but a particular type of movie theatre.

The wonder bra? A type of marketed woman's bra?

Come on dude.

Half of those things are by people immigrating to the US, like you. That's OK but let's stay real.

The poutine comments were meant solely for Quebecnopec. My bad. Everything else stands.

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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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Must be tough living in a world where you hate your own country and can give it credit for nothing. i made no judgements on the posting of this documentary i just put it out there as a matter of interest to Canadians.

I watched another of those episodes on TV and enjoyed it and found it informative as a human interest program about Canada. But my one objection about the series is to the dramatic background music and the narrator's melodramatic manner of speaking (he's practically yelling) and I really wish the producers had not done it that way. I found that to be very annoying. What's wrong with normal voice volume with no dramatic inflection, and no music at all?

Mod cut.

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Old Yesterday, 01:06 PM
 
Location: the heart is!
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Well, I don't know exactly what all the hoopla here is about (amongst yourselves at least) for myself, I cannot imagine A world without Canada!. Not.At.ALL!
 
Old Yesterday, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Oakville
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Mod cut: Orphaned (quoted post has been deleted).

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Interesting tv series now playing on discovery channel =


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO8xgNExIqI
Nice. I didnt know we invented insulin too!

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