If you're a fan of ice hockey, maple syrup and apologizing just for the sake of it, Canada sounds like the perfect place to visit or even settle down. But there is a whole heap of things that make the Great White North super cool!
There are few things on Gods' green Earth as good as poutine. What's that, you ask? Only the best French fries you have ever eaten, swimming in a pool of gravy and cheese curd. When it's that cold, you have to keep the calories up somehow – you need poutine for your survival.
9. Loyalty to the Flag:
Canadians love their flag every bit as much as their North American neighbours. Canada is actually the 6th most patriotic country on the planet!
8. They Invented Basketball:
Way back in 1891, a Canadian phys ed teacher invented the sport while working at a college. They're good at it too – it's not just all about ice hockey.
7. They're Progressive:
Canada legalised same-sex marriage all the way back in 2005 – becoming just the 4th country in the world to do so at the time. Love is love, man.
6. The World Loves a Comedian:
Some of the most well-loved comedians who have made the successful transition from comedy club to the big screen, are actually Canadian! Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Martin Short, Seth Rogan– these are just some of the big names representing the Maple Leaf in Hollywood.
5. It's, Uhhh… Really Big:
The mostly wild, untamed lands of Canada cover a land area of over 3.85 million square miles – it is a place of endless lakes, rivers, and mountain ranges. It is bordered by 3 different oceans – the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic. Fun fact, it's one of the very few places in the world where you can ski down the slopes and surf a barrel within the same day.
4. Serious Talent:
We mentioned how talented Canadians are right? They can not only act and make us chuckle – they can sing too. Just take a look at some of the talent Canada has produced over the years… Justin Bieber, Drake, Neil Young, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, David Foster, Bryan Adams, Deadmau5, Michael Buble, K.D. Lang, and Avril Lavigne, just to name a few.
3. It's Be-ee-aa-yew-di-full:
Toronto is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities on the planet – coming in at number 4 in the rankings. It has an absolutely gorgeous city skyline, boasting a great quality of life - the city is an amazing place to live. Happy Canadians make super cool Canadians.
2. Eternal Life:
Fun fact, Canadians live, on average, 2 years longer than the global average – 82 years. With 89% of Canadians reported to be in good health, a whopping 20% more than the global average. Must be all that maple syrup, chicken and waffles.
1. I'm Sorry, Aye:
Canadians are the uncrowned kings of politeness. They may be poked fun at for always apologising, but there is a method to the madness – it has been found to boost happiness and strengthen relationships.
That's our list done for today. Canada is definitely super cool.
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