Canada: 40 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 4)



We already brought you parts one through three of our list of 40 things you didn’t know about Canada, and now we’re back with part four! Check out 10 more fascinating facts about Canada that you definitely (probably) didn’t know below. You might be surprised by what you learn!

Number Ten: Most Signs There Feature Both English and French. Because so many French-speaking people live in Canada, almost every street sign contains both English and French.

Number Nine: Superman Is Canadian. Well, technically, Superman‘s creator is Canadian. Superman’s creator is named Joseph “Joe” Shuster.

Number Eight: They’re Not Reindeer – They’re Caribou. Though people in the United States are prone to calling them reindeer, in Canada, the same animals are called caribou.

Number Seven: It’s Home to a Lot of Polar Bears. You might think of polar bears as living primarily on the poles, but in fact, 60 percent of the world’s population of polar bears live in Canada.

Number Six: You’ll Be Hard-Pressed to Find a Canadian Who Can’t Have a Hockey Conversation With You. Hockey is more of a way of life than a sport in Canada, and its citizens truly live it and love it.

Number Five: It Harvests its Icebergs. Canadians harvest water from its surrounding icebergs to make all sorts of products, including skincare products, vodka, wine, and even beer.

Number Four: It’s Home to Hollywood North. “Hollywood North” is Canada’s answer to the United States’ Los Angeles. Hollywood North is second only to Los Angeles in television production in North America.

Number Three: There’s Tension in Toronto. Many Canadians who live outside of Toronto have been known to point fingers at citizens of Toronto, saying that they think they’re the “center of the universe.”

Number Two: The Country Is a Village. Canada got its name from the word “kanata,” which comes from an Iroquoian language and translates roughly to “village.”

Number One: Don’t Get Into an Argument About Spelling With a Canadian. Though United States citizens spell words like “color,” “neighbor,” and “center,” Canadians implement British spelling, and instead spell the words “colour,” “neighbour,” and “centre.” We hope you enjoyed our list of 40 things you didn’t know about Canada!

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