Fun Fact Friday

Every month, it is our task to brighten you with our knowledge about Vancouver. But, since we’ve done that a few times already, I was thinking that today I could tell you some facts about Canada itself instead. And not just any facts…

1. Gravity

7510359934_4d45336b93_nIn the 1960s, it was discovered that gravity in Hudson Bay and surrounding areas is lower than in the rest of the world. How? Well, it is pretty complicated, so pay close attention. One theory involves convection in the Earth’s mantle. A complex sentence, I know. So let’s break it down. First of all, it is important to know what convection is. Convection means “the transfer of heat through a liquid or gas, caused by molecular motion.” Secondly, the Earth’s mantle consists of magma. Magma is a hot, molten rock that is always moving in order to create convection currents. Convection brings the Earth’s continental plates down, which means the mass in that area gets smaller and therefore, there is a reduction in gravity. Considering this paragraph is basically a brainteaser that contains a lot of complicated science words, I will spare you the second theory.

2. Education

You might not have guessed it, but Canada is the number one most educated country in the world. According to a study done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, more than 56 per cent of residents between 25 and 64 years old have a college degree. Back in 2000, this was only 40 per cent. Despite the number not being crazy high, Canada is doing a much better job than most countries. The United States, ironically, ranked sixth place in the list of “the 10 most educated countries in the world” created by the OECD. With Japan being second place with 50.5 per cent, Canada and Japan are the only countries who have surpassed the 50 per cent mark.

3. North Pole in Canada

23427910665_69436eda11_nIt might not be Christmas just yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it! In fact, Canada has such a great fact related to Christmas, that I just HAVE to tell you all about it. In Canada, you have the opportunity to send a letter to Santa Claus. There is an actual postal address you can send your letter to and as long as you include a return address, Santa will read the letter and send one back to you! Santa and his elves make sure every single letter is personal and exciting. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a kid to participate! You just have to believe in Santa and the magic of Christmas.


In case this inspired you to write a letter to Santa too, the address is:
Santa Claus
North Pole

Have a great weekend everyone! See you on Sunday when we do our hike!

– Angy

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How was your weekend?

This weekend was a weekend to remember! So if you would like to know what we did keep on reading!

On Friday after work I had a pretty relaxed evening. I first went up to Horseshoe bay where I grabbed a coffee at Blenz and waited for David to be done with work. After he was done we went to downtown to grab some late dinner at Mc Donalds before heading home.

On Saturday I slept in and met up with Roslyn and Rebecka for some sushi before heading to The Bourbon. At the Bourbon we did some shots and enjoyed the Happy Hour deal. Later also Tom, Sebastian and his colleague joined us for some drinks and dancing. After a long and fun night we decided all to head home.

On Sunday the alarm went off pretty early since it was time for the Santa Claus Parade in Downtown. We saw a lot of fun cars passing by like the Vancouver Police Department, the Firefighter Department and of course Santa Claus himself!

After the parade we grabbed some lunch at Boston Pizza which included a lot of desserts as well. When we all finished our delicious lunch we headed to the Christmas Market at Jack Poole Plaza. It was a really pretty market with a lot of German inspired Christmas stands and also a lot of German food.

When we were done with buying some German food and drinking our warm apple cider and hot chocolate we ended our night!

Thank you all for joining and we hope you had an amazing weekend as well. Looking forward to see you all at the PuB NiGHT at the Black Frog!


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Christmas special

Christmas is celebrated by millions of people around the world. It’s a mix of different traditions; pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins. And one of the most popular modern customs of the holiday includes gift giving. Apart from that, don’t we all enjoy the Christmassy atmosphere? The Christmas music, caroling, Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, the beautiful Christmas decorations. Christmas trees, Christmas lights, and mistletoes? Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival have a very pronounced economic aspect nowadays, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses.

Traditionally, Christmas Day has been followed by Boxing Day. Its name originating from the old custom of employers handing out Christmas boxes to their employees on that day. Now however, it’s known as the public holiday directly after Christmas Day, a perfect Day for shopping. Most shops will have sales and dramatic price reductions!

So, enjoy your holidays and then go crazy shopping to treat yourself to something nice!





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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

Fun Facts

I bet you had many situations by now, where you sat wondering about something that seemed strange to you, or unusual. Thinking to yourself – well, how interesting. I come across things like that over and over again and thought I show you some more things to wonder about 🙂 Here is a list of strange things you didn’t know about, so find out what a Christmas tree has to do with it:

You Can See More Snakes in Winnipeg Than Anywhere Else

Ok, personally nothing I need to verify…

There is a Secret Underground Laboratory in Sudbury, Ont.

Meddling with the dark forces hihi!

Canadians Harvest Icebergs in Labrador and Newfoundland

Jup, I mean why the heck should they harvest something normal, eh?

They Built a UFO Landing Pad

And it was really official, too! The town provided the land, the Minister of National Defense, flew in  to officially open it.

They Have the World’s Safest Highways

For animals! Like grizzly and black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars, moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolverine and lynx.

Vancouver Island is Home To an Annual Bathtub Race

Yeah, really! This even started back in 1967 and today it even includes a Bathtub Parade!!!

We Speak on Behalf of Santa Claus

Comes pretty close to the North Pole at least ^^

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I and it made you smile a bit. If you want to find out more, you can visit this website.


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News/fun/facts – Canada what a great place – what a great Nation

I found some interesting stuff about the amazing country we are living in – CANADA. Here are these exciting facts about Canada. Check it out:

Did you know that….

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world, with 9,971,000 square kilometers of land.
  • The baseball glove was invented in Canada in 1883.
  • With only three people per square kilometer, Canada has the fourth lowest population density in the world.
  • Vancouver Canada is tied with Zurich Switzerland for the highest quality of life of any city in the world.
  • The world’s smallest jail is believed to be in Rodney, Ontario, Canada. It is only 24.3 square meters (about 270 square feet).
  • Canada has the ninth biggest economy of the world
  • According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Canada has the highest quality of life in the world.
  • Contrary to popular opinion, Canada does not own the North Pole. In fact, the North Pole is not owned by any country. It is believed, however, that Santa Claus is from Canada.
  • Canada is the world’s eighth biggest trader.
  • Canada is the home of many great inventions, including: basketball, the electric light bulb, the electric range, the electron microscope, standard time, the television, the telephone, and the zipper.
  • Canada is the fifth largest energy producer.
  • Canada has the world’s highest tertiary education enrolment.