5 Fun Facts About Canada That Can Help You Survive a Filibuster !

  1. In Canada they have a fun club named the Sour Toe Cocktail club.  To join members drink a Sourtoe Cocktail which consist of a shot of your choice with a dehydrated toe dropped in for flavor. The toe must touch your lips to join the club. More than Sixty-thousand people have joined the Sourtoe Cocktail Club. The toes occasionally get swallowed, despite a hefty fine.  I’ve heard of worms in my tequila  but toes … eww.




2. The West Edmonton Mall  is the only mall where you can fire a .44 Magnum, and other weapons, in the Wild West Shooting Centre.  I didn’t even know Canadians could own guns. 



3. If you ever wanted to spend a night in jail with out the real thrills of getting arrested then visit Nicholas Street jail. It was a jail that was closed in the 1970s due to inhumane conditions, it reopened as a backpacker hostel. Guests lock themselves in cells for the night.   Canadians have all the fun.


4. Many outside of Canada have never heard of John Mark Tillmann. He has stolen hundreds of antiquities.  Some of the coolest things he has stolen are,

  1. Letter written by British Gen. James Wolfe in May 1758, one year before he won the Battle of Quebec
  2. Letter written by Gen. George Washington in November 1775, before he became the first president of the United States
  3. First-edition copy of Charles Darwin’s famous book On the Origin of Species
  4. 1819 painting of Province House, home of the Nova Scotia Legislature
  5. Marriage documents from the 1800s


5. Last but not least  basketball  is a Canadian invention. Can you believe that ?    James Naismith invented the first official basketball rulebook in 1891.  Basketball only had 13 rules back then.  Now they have dozens and dozens of rules.  Those were simpler times.