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Fake Facts: National Flag of Canada Turns 50

Happy 50th birthday to the National Flag of Canada today. Huge undertaking to ratify the maple leaf. Took almost no effort to make up two fake facts, however. Just how much do you really know the National Flag of Canada?

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Fake Facts: Happy (?) Valentine’s Day Outside North America

There are a handful of countries that aren’t Canada or U.S.A. In these places, Valentine’s Day hearts might skip to a different beat. Four of these facts about other countries are real; one is a fake fact. You can figure this out through process of elimination (much like how you ended up with your Valentine partner). Happy (?) Valentine’s Day Outside… Read more »

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Fake Facts: Shades of Grey

The family comedy Fifty Shades of Grey hits theatres this weekend. Seems everyone is eager for movie’s shady parts. But what about the grey? How well do you know the Switzerland of the colour palette, anyway? Well enough to pick out the three fake facts? P.S. I’m in Canada so I need to stick with the g-r-e-y spelling (see #3).

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Fake Facts: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln joined Earth 206 years ago today (February 12). Do you know five facts about him? How about the three that are real here?

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Fake Facts: Caramel Secrets

What’s the difference between caramel and butterscotch? This came up at work while Anne was not sharing a gifted tin of Quality Street bonbons. Here are five truths about the wonder of caramel. However, two truths are not true. How well do you know caramel?

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Fake Facts: Unique Sandwiches You Didn’t Know Existed

My friend Lindsey gave me half of her restaurant sandwich the other day. Gesture: nice. Sandwich: terrible. Result: She owes me some fries. Here are six facts about sandwiches you can buy that are far more interesting than Derek’s ham-and-cheese you pinched from the staffroom fridge. But… two of these foods are fake. What’s a fact and what’s a fake fact?

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Fake Facts: Katy Perry, Lion & Roarin’

At Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry wowed us by both opening and closing the show for Missy Elliott. The “fruit sister” also rode upon a giant lion (or tiger) while singing the lyrics: “You’re gonna hear me roar / Louder, louder than a lion.” Do you think Simba’s crew is the best you can do for volume? Here are five facts about lions… Read more »

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Fake Facts: Werner Horn, The Great War Saboteur

A hundred years ago today, a German tried to blow our bridge away. Let me introduce to you Werner Horn. He added a bomb to a New Brunswick train bridge to help Germany win the Great War. (Spoiler: Didn’t help.) Here are six facts about that. Except one is totally not a fact. I just made it up…. Read more »