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24 facts about Canada you probably didn't know

Nantale Muwonge

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Causes & Culture

I'm a media junkie, digital advocate and storyteller. When I'm not working, I'm volunteering my time and expertise because I kind of want to save the world.

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Canada 101

#1/25:

Canada 101

Besides being that happy and friendly place that rests just above the U.S., there's so much more to Canada than meets the eye. You probably know that their flag has a maple leaf on it, and they make a mean coffee (Tim Hortons, anyone?). But beyond the ever-present Canadian stereotypes, most of us are still pretty curious about what's going on up north.

Finally -- O Finally -- our burning questions about Canada have been answered by Imgurian johnnyhasadhd, who really cares a lot about the peaceful land. This savvy Imgur user rounded up some fun facts about Canada that we'd never heard before and turned them into user-friendly graphics.

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The Atlantic Ocean

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The Atlantic Ocean

It is just like everything you've seen in the movies.

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Canadian money

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Canadian money

There's that forward-thinking government again.

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"Canada" means "village"

#5/25:

"Canada" means "village"

And they live up to their welcoming reputation.

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Canada vs. America

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Canada vs. America

The truth kinda hurts.

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Macaroni and cheese

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Macaroni and cheese

Two words for this one: Kraft Dinner.

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The Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower

This might be our biggest North American regret.

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Polar bears

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Polar bears

This is both scary and heart-warming at the same time.

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In comparison to Tokyo

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In comparison to Tokyo

If you want to travel somewhere calm, quiet and way less populated, Canada's the place to be.

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Canadian coastline

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Canadian coastline

Who can say they've been to a Canadian beach?

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Oil reserves

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Oil reserves

The Canadian oil industry produces as many as 3.9 million barrels per day.

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Less gravity

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Less gravity

Maybe that's why most Canadians act so relaxed.

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Yonge Street

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Yonge Street

If you're ever in Toronto, it's worth a drive.

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Lowest temperatures

#15/25:

Lowest temperatures

They also plug in their cars. Yes, that's a thing.

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Mall of America

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Mall of America

And Alberta's West Edmonton Mall, aka the largest shopping mall in North America, is pretty impressive too.

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Highly educated country

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Highly educated country

We're not worthy.

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Most lakes in the world

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Most lakes in the world

Yet another reason to travel to the big C-A.

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Weapons of mass destruction

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Weapons of mass destruction

We're taking notes.

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Best licence plates

#20/25:

Best licence plates

It's confirmed -- it doesn't get any cuter than this.

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Second-largest country

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Second-largest country

So much to explore, so little time.

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Prostitution is legal

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Prostitution is legal

Close, but no cigar.

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Positive tickets

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Positive tickets

Now, this is just adorable.

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Third country in space

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Third country in space

Finally, they're getting some credit!

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WWII buttons

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WWII buttons

Always the class act, Canada has never left a man behind.

Originally published Dec. 2015. Updated Oct. 2016.

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