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Canadians,,, What have they done?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by landsmasher, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. landsmasher

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    Post all Canadian contributions to Humanity here please. Trying to win an arguement with a friend. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Canadian Bacon, ummmmm, ham....oh wait.....no, lemme see, hmmmmm /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Canadians....uh....well, there's the Kids in the Hall.
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    The movie "Strange Brew"! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Let's see...what about Terrence and Phillip??!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    How about lower drinking age and legalized prostitution? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    and then theres allways the 5% by volume thing instead of 2.5%


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    J. Armand Bombardier invented the Ski-Doo

    Electron microscope (1930's)

    Isulin as a treatment of diabetes

    First patented lightbulb (1874)

    Standard time Sir Sanford Fleming 1879

    The zipper (1917)

    Electric self starters for cars

    JAVA...invented by James Gosling in 1994

    Just a few of the more well known products and stuff that Canadians have invented or been responsible for.

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    But none more important then Shania Twain, LOL.
     
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    You guys would really be surprised how many everyday things were invented North of the US border. Click HERE to visit a site about Canadian inventions/inventors.
     
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    Yeah ive got a little book here with over 500 things invented in just Nova Scotia, if i can find it ill post the name.
     
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    HOCKEY!!! WHO CARES WHAT ELSE WAS EVER INVENTED!! THE PRINTING PRESS, PORN, ANS SLICED BREAD DOESN"T HAVE [censored] ON HOCKEY!!!


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    The Origins of the Game
    Most historians place the roots of hockey in the chilly climes of northern Europe, specifically Great Britain and France, where field hockey was a popular summer sport more than 500 years ago. When the ponds and lakes froze in winter, it was not unusual for the athletes who fancied that sport to play a version of it on ice.

    An ice game known as kolven was popular in Holland in the 17th century, and later on the game really took hold in England. In his book, Fischler's Illustrated History of Hockey, veteran hockey journalist and broadcaster Stan Fischler writes about a rudimentary version of the sport becoming popular in the English marshland community of Bury Fen in the 1820s.
    The game, he explains, was called bandy, and the local players used to scramble around the town's frozen meadowlands, swatting a wooden or cork ball, known as a kit or cat, with wooden sticks made from the branches of local willow trees. Articles in London newspapers around that time mention increasing interest in the sport, which many observers believe got its name from the French word hoquet, which means "shepherd's crook" or "bent stick." A number of writers thought this game should be forbidden because it was so disruptive to people out for a leisurely winter skate.

    Hockey Comes to North America
    Not surprisingly, the earliest North American games were played in Canada. British soldiers stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, were reported to have organized contests on frozen ponds in and around that city in the 1870s, and about that same time in Montreal students from McGill University began facing off against each other in a downtown ice rink. The continent's first hockey league was said to have been launched in Kingston, Ontario, in 1885, and it included four teams.





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