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Fake Facts: What No One Tells You about CN Tower

Name a few memorable landmarks in Canada. Along with the Rockies, Niagara Falls, and that awesome potato out in Maugerville, you certainly thought of the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario — a building that earned global fame on April 2, 1975, when it became the planet’s tallest structure. You’ve had 40 years to the day to learn about… Read more »

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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: 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: 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: 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 »

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Why Teachers and Parents Shouldn’t Email Each Other

Recently (although it happened not recently), you may have heard about Kristen Bartkiw, the Manitoba woman who was fined for not including a grain product in her children’s lunch, as per a government regulation. You could predict the ensuing discussions: How accurate is Health Canada’s Food Guide anyway? Should government be involved in our meals?… Read more »