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8 Inventions You May Not Have Known Were Canadian

Oh Sorry, just wanted to show you a few inventions that you may not know are actually Canadian. So, so, sorry.

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1. Insulin

Created by scientists in Toronto.

2. Basketball

Invented in Massachusetts, by Dr. James Naismith; who happens to be Canadian. They used peach baskets which didn't have a hole in the bottom. Requiring a man to climb a ladder and retrieve the ball after every basket.

3. The Snow Blower

The man credited with this invention was named Arthur Sicard. It all started in Quebec, so, it's shocking that it actually worked without complaining constantly.

4. The Caulking Gun

This one actually came as a surprise to me. It was invented by a fellow named Theodore Witte.

5. The Egg Carton

The egg carton was invented in 1911, in British Columbia. Seeing as it comes from B.C, I assume it was initially meant to carry cocaine.

6. The Garbage Bag

Credited to Harry Wasylyk. A man from my home town of Winnipeg! Unfortunately that leads me to believe he invented it to dispose of a body. We can gloss over that though.


Created using British money by Robert William Boyle.

8. Ginger Ale

The drink of sick people here in Canada. It was invented by John J. McLaughlin.

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