Happy Canada Day ! Why does Google hate Canada Day?

Today Canadians are celebrating the 144th birthday of Canada. I wish everybody a very happy Canada Day! Newly married British royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton who arrived in Canada yesterday, took part in the Canada Day celebration. Prince William also addressed Canada Day crowd in Ottawa. Why does Google hate Canada Day? I…

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World’s smelliest man hasn’t bathed for 37 years

There is no reason to celebrate this world record. The smelliest man in the world, Kailash Singh, hasn’t washed himself for more than 37 years. The man stopped  bathing or cutting his hair (hair has grown to 6 ft long) since 1974, just after getting married. The 65 year-old Indian man says that he does…

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Goodbye Canadian paper money

The Bank of Canada has decided to stop producing paper money and start issuing high-tech plastic money. The money will feature transparent maple leaf window to help reduce currency counterfeiting. The first polymer bank notes $100 bills will arrive in November. The $50 notes are scheduled to be released in March. Remaining notes like $20,…

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Junrey Balawing – New shortest person in the world

New shortest man in the world in a 59.93 cm tall, Junrey Balawing from Philippines. The previous shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar, from Nepal was 7 cm taller. Junrey Balawing was born on June 12, 1993 in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. Guinness World Records officials declared him the record holder of the world’s shortest…

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A Mathematician, Grigori Perelman, says a million dollars is worthless

A funny comment "he did the maths and found: after taxes it wasn’t worth the hassle." Well, that might not be true. What is true is that a mathematician was a true genius to solve a century old problem – one of the seven listed on Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Clay Mathematics Institute’s Millennium Prize list. The…

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California Stupid Laws

It is illegal to skateboard on walls “or other vertical surfaces” in Palo Alto. Wearing a sweatshirt inside-out is deemed a “threatening misdemeanor” in Half-Moon Bay. In 1930, the City Council of Ontario (California) passed an ordinance forbidding roosters to crow within the city limits. In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the…

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Top three tallest structures in Canada

CN Tower The 553.3 metres (1,815 ft) tall CN Tower used to be the tallest free-standing structure in the world for 34 years since it was completed in 1976. In the recent time, a lot of tall structures are being built. At least seven structures currently under construction, all of which are scheduled to be…

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$25 a cup, ‘cat poop coffee’ available in Calgary

The Bean Stop in Eau Claire Market in Calgary has started serving Kopi Luwak – popularly known as ‘cat poop coffee’. The coffee is made from the beans that have passed through the digestive system of a small, tree-dweller, Asian palm civet, found in Thailand. The beans are retrieved from the waste of the animal…

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Shortest person in the world – Khagendra from Nepal

A tiny guy with long name – Khagendra Thapa Magar, has just turned 18 today, on October 14, 2010. To hand over his 18th birthday present, the title of the World’s Shortest Man, Guinness World Records Book team has gone to Nepal. I wrote about Khagendra back in 2007 when He Pingping, the shortest man…

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Calgary leads in median income, followed by Edmonton and Ottawa

According to the data derived from 2008 personal income-tax returns, Statistics Canada has found that Calgary led other metropolitan areas in median-family income. Calgary was followed by Edmonton and Ottawa-Gatineau. Calgary families earned $91,570 in 2008, well above the Canadian average of $68,860. Edmonton followed with family income of $88,190, and Ottawa-Gatineau was third with…

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