Every so often when we're out shopping, a book catches out eye and we have to buy it. Our boys love reading books that contain trivia and other useless bits of information (well, maybe they aren't all useless!) A few months ago we found such a book and had to pick it up. It's from the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series (yes, that's right!) It is the Extraordinary Book of Facts and Bizarre Information . Well, since we bought it, it has travelled from person to person and has been the source of a great wealth of information - some funny, some gross (which are usually the best in our house.)
I found this page called "Blame Canada"
Canada has the larges national coastline in the world - 151,400 miles.
More than 50 percent of all the lakes in the world are in Canada. (wow! That's a lot of cottage country!)
36 percent of the Great Lakes lie in Canada.
40% of the worls'd newspapers are printed on paper that come from Canada (not sure this is something to be proud of!)
Per capita Canadians buy more diamonds than anyone else in the world. (really??)
Per capita, the cities of Winnipeg and Calgary drink the most slurpees in the world (I wonder how much that useless study cost?)
Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than any other country (yeah, and your point is....?)
Canadian citizens consume more Kraft Mac and Cheese than any other nation. (O.K. That's just gross!)