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Old 16 May 2013, 05:33 AM
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Where can you sit in the backyard drinking a Labatt Blue, watch a live hockey game and see girls getting a sun tan despite the snow, all at once? Yes, the Great White North is full of quirky characteristics that distinguish it from other places.

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Old 16 May 2013, 12:18 PM
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Our barbecue would have looked like the one in the third picture this April too - if we hadn't stored it in the shed, that is.

Granted, the winter was unusally long and snowy for Northern Germany.
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Old 16 May 2013, 01:49 PM
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I realize this is meant to be good natured fun but anyone who is misled into thinking the picture of the traffic jam is actually typical of Canada better avoid Montreal at 7 am on a Monday morning - or pretty much anytime really .
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Old 16 May 2013, 02:34 PM
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I'm pretty sure there is a story behind the convertible one--like the top won't go up.
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Old 16 May 2013, 02:38 PM
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Most of those are innacurate...

It's like saying most Canadians live in Igloos and use dog-sleighs as their primary mode of transportation.

Most people with convertibles stash them during winter, for obvious reasons.
Poutine Sauce is only that, sauce, not full poutine, you still need fries and cheese curds. (to say nothing of New Brunswick's poutine rapée, which is not actually poutine, but that you can get in a can )
And any girls sunbathing shoeless in the snow, would find they have frost-bitten toes unless they don't stay very long without footwear.

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I realize this is meant to be good natured fun but anyone who is misled into thinking the picture of the traffic jam is actually typical of Canada better avoid Montreal at 7 am on a Monday morning - or pretty much anytime really .
Or the Don Valley Expressway in Toronto, or the Queensway in Ottawa....

I'm pretty sure that a bridge like that is only found in Banff National Park.
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Old 16 May 2013, 03:16 PM
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Murals are becoming more common around here. I'd love to see one like that wolf.
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Old 16 May 2013, 04:59 PM
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Replace the moose with deer and a lot of these could apply locally.
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Old 16 May 2013, 05:08 PM
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We could use some bridges like that along I71.
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Old 16 May 2013, 06:02 PM
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And any girls sunbathing shoeless in the snow, would find they have frost-bitten toes unless they don't stay very long without footwear.
I would have agreed with you up until last week. I got sunburned atop Grouse Mountain in Vancouver -- and this was with 15-feet-deep snowbanks not 20 metres from me. It can happen.
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Old 16 May 2013, 06:16 PM
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I would have agreed with you up until last week. I got sunburned atop Grouse Mountain in Vancouver -- and this was with 15-feet-deep snowbanks not 20 metres from me. It can happen.
What does getting a sunburn (in one of the most notorious environments for getting one - in thin mountain air with lots of reflective snow around) have to do with whether a person would get frostbitten toes if lying in the snow for a substantial period of time unshod?
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Old 16 May 2013, 06:29 PM
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I would have agreed with you up until last week. I got sunburned atop Grouse Mountain in Vancouver -- and this was with 15-feet-deep snowbanks not 20 metres from me. It can happen.
I'm not saying it can't happen. I'm a winter camper myself and I know about sunburn and snow blindness. But to sit in a recliner, with bare feet in actual snow, for long enough to get a good tan without getting frostbite?

I call moose-pucks!
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Old 16 May 2013, 06:34 PM
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I think it is just a picture to go with the words, not a suggestion on how to sunbathe with snow on the ground.
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Old 16 May 2013, 06:46 PM
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I like how they show "what the neighborhood cats look like" and then a few pics on say that people aren't afraid of the local wildlife. I might buy that if the pic were of the cat getting kissed.
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Old 16 May 2013, 06:46 PM
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It's all just in fun. I don't believe many of the descriptions actually go with the pictures.
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Old 16 May 2013, 07:15 PM
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I like how they show "what the neighborhood cats look like" and then a few pics on say that people aren't afraid of the local wildlife. I might buy that if the pic were of the cat getting kissed.
I'll bet more people in Canada die from moose than from the big kitties. In fact, I'll tilt the scale even more - I'll bet more people die from moose attacks (to leave out collisions) in Canada than from the big kitties. Cougars strut but try to avoid people (unless they are very hungry); moose have a bad attitude like rhinos and hippos.

ETA: Well, partial support, although the reference is to injuries to people, not deaths:
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In the Americas, moose injure more people than any other wild mammal and, worldwide, only hippopotamuses injure more.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose

ETA2: Is this true Troberg? (from the same article):
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Those who care most passionately about moose are – paradoxically – hunters, in particular people who live in wilderness and rural communities and those who depend on moose for food. In Sweden, no fall menu is without a mouthwatering moose dish. The Swedes fence their highways to reduce moose fatalities and design moose-proof cars. Sweden is less than half as large as the Canadian province of British Columbia, but the annual take of moose in Sweden – upward of 150,000 – is twice that of the total moose harvest in North America. That is how much Swedes cherish their moose.

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Old 16 May 2013, 07:17 PM
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Looks like Canada to me from down here in Texas where we all ride horses and carry guns. I am sure there are other things that could be parodied about Texas similar to those of Canada.
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Old 16 May 2013, 07:27 PM
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Wow.. I didn't know Hippos were such bad asses. I'm going to start looking at hungry hungy hippo is a totally new light.
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Old 16 May 2013, 07:41 PM
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snip.. In fact, I'll bet more people die from moose attacks .. snipp

ETA: Well, partial support, although the reference is to injuries to people, not deaths: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose
A moose once bit my sister.

Sorry, someone had to do it. We all knew it was inevitable.
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Old 16 May 2013, 08:20 PM
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ATNM, I had thought about pointing out that the guy was unlikely to be able to do that in fall rutting season.

Part of the reason moose injure more people may be because people are less scared of them, so are more likely to try to approach them, whereas they wouldn't try to approach a mountain lion.
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Old 16 May 2013, 08:26 PM
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A moose once bit my sister.

Sorry, someone had to do it. We all knew it was inevitable.
Is that a reference that makes more sense to Canadians?
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