Canadian trivia facts like inventions from Canada, leading exports, national anthem, skunks in Newfoundland and the Iroquois word Kanata.

Canadian Facts

Miscellaneous Trivia
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  1. Leading exports are: automobile vehicles and parts, machinery and equipment, high technology products, oil, natural gas, metals and forest farm products.
  2. In Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.
  3. "O Canada" was proclaimed Canada's national anthem on July 1, 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880.
  4. Canadian bacon is made the rib-eye of the pork loin.
  5. There are no skunks in Newfoundland
  6. The name Canada dates back to the year 1535. It was used by two American Indians who were traveling with Jacques Cartier to describe Stadacona -- which is now known as Quebec City. Actually, the word they used was "Kanata", which is the Huron-Iroquois word for "village" or "settlement", and Cartier simply repeated the word as Canada. The name stuck.
  7. The world's smallest jail is believed to be in Rodney, Ontario, Canada. It is only 24.3 square meters (about 270 square feet).

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