Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Canada!

Dear Diary:

Canada ranks as the second largest country in the world.  Canada has the longest coastline in the world at 243,792 km.  And Canadian Joe Shuster co-created Superman for DC Comics.   These were three facts about Canada that I didn't know.

July 1st marks Canada's 147th birthday.  For this occasion, Historica Canada put out a quiz of 15 questions that every Canadian should be able to answer.  The survey covered everything from politics to geography with some social aspects thrown in.  I got 10 correct.

About 92% of the people surveyed said Canadians are polite (Isn't that a standard joke about us?);  86% agreed there is definitely a "Canadian identity" (Of course, eh?); and 89% are proud of their heritage (Agree to that!).  However, 44% of the respondents could not name 2017 as Canada's 150th anniversary and 11% could not identify the correct opening lines of the national anthem, "O Canada" (I DID get that right!)  To see the results, check here.

Have a wonderful July 1st.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hat: Caligula Baseball cap Canada (SL Marketplace)
Tee: Simply Canadian flag women's tank (SL Marketplace)
Shorts: ba! mesh denim shorts

Sign: Fairplay Designs and Art  Happy Birthday Canada transparency banner

Pose: Abranimations