1. Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area.
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  2. Canada is the World's Most Educated Country: over half its residents have college degrees.
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  3. Canada's lowest recorded temperature was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63 C) in 1947.
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  4. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world's lakes combined.
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  5. Canada's population density is among the lowest in the world, at 3.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (9.6/sq mi).
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  6. Residents of Churchill, Canada, leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears.
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  7. 98%
    of Canadians can speak either or both English and French.
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  8. Prostitution is legal in Canada. Buying the services of a prostitute is not.
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  9. Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.
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  10. In 2010, a Canadian man rescued a newborn baby from a dumpster, only to find out he was the father.
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  11. Canada has the largest coastline in the world.
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  12. In Newfoundland, Canada, the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes so people play hockey on it.
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  13. Every Christmas, 1 million letters are addressed to Santa Claus
    at his own postal code:
    "H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada."
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  14. With 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Canada, is the longest street in the world.
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  15. The Mall of America is owned by Canadians.
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  16. The U.S. / Canada Border is the longest international border in the world and it lacks military defense.
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  17. Canada has no weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and has signed treaties repudiating their possession.
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  18. After the attack on Pearl Harbor during WW2, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.
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  19. "Canada" is an Iroquoian language word meaning "Village."
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  20. Canada's official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA.
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  21. Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.
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  22. Police Departments in Canada give out "positive tickets" when they see people doing something positive.
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  23. Americans have invaded Canada twice, in 1775 and 1812. They lost both times.
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  24. Canada has the third largest oil reserves of any country in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
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  25. The third country in space, after The U.S. and the USSR, was Canada, which was considered to have the most advanced space program in 1962.
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  26. In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.
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  27. Canada has fewer people than Tokyo's metropolitan area.
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  28. During WW2, Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.
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  29. The Eiffel Tower was almost temporarily relocated to Canada in 1967.
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  30. Canada consumes the most doughnuts and has the most doughnut shops per capita of any country in the world.
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  31. The North American Beaver is the national animal of Canada.
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  32. Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol and changing their flags since the 1930s.
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  33. Ontario, Canada, has more than 250,000 lakes. They contain about 1/5 of the world's fresh water.
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  34. There's a service called "Cleaning for a Reason" in the U.S. and Canada that cleans the houses of women with cancer for free so they can focus on their health.
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  35. When flights got diverted or grounded during 9/11, Canada housed, fed, and sheltered over 33,000 passengers.
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  36. One of the thirteen articles in the 1781 U.S. Articles of Confederation states that if Canada wants to be admitted into the U.S., it will automatically be accepted.
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  37. In 2015, a Canadian man was arrested after tying more than 100 balloons to a garden chair and flying over the city of Calgary.
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  38. It's estimated that 93,000 Canadians live in the U.S. with expired visas, more than any other group of immigrant.
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  39. The Canadian Province of Alberta has been rat-free for over 50 years.
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  40. The Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Canada and is the most popular pizza in Australia.
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  41. Dildo is a town on the island of Newfoundland, Canada.
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  42. People from Canada can order a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and have it shipped to them for free.
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  43. In Canada, it's illegal to carry a product designed for personal protection against a human attack, including Pepper spray.
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  44. In Canada, due to a chronic shortage of coinage, playing cards were once used as currency.
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  45. Babies in Britain, Canada and Italy cry more than elsewhere, says an International study.
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  46. Canada is just 1.5% larger in land than the U.S.A.
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  47. Before he was the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau worked as a nightclub bouncer and a snowboarding instructor.
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  48. There is a strip club in Ontario, Canada that doubles as a church on Sunday.
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  49. Alternative names proposed for Canada in 1867 were Borealia, Cabotia, Transatlantica, Victorialand and Superior.
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  50. Canada has a strategic maple syrup reserve to ensure global supply in case of emergency.
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  51. Canada's national parks are free for kids.
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  52. The town of Dildo in Newfoundland has an annual festival, Dildo Days, which is led by their mascot, Captain Dildo.
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  53. Canada consumes more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world.
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  54. The first Canadian casualties of the Afghanistan war were from an American pilot bombing a training exercise.
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