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Canadians Are Completely Nerding Out On The Long-Form Census

We are a country of keeners and very proud of it.

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The long-form census is back in Canada for the first time in a decade and šŸ‘ people šŸ‘ are šŸ‘ pumped to fill out a detailed government form. Statistics!

Census! Census! Gonna fill out the census! Everybody's looking forward to statistics! #Census2016

It's lit!

long form census!!!!!! it's lit!!!!!

Bring on the nerdy hashtag puns!

People of the world, tonight Canadians are geeking out about filling out the #Census2016. I love this nation of nerds. #ItMakesCensus

This couple made it romantic.

@timtomch Yes, tonight Scott turned to me fondly and said "Well Hon, shall we go upstairs and fill out our #Census ?"

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While this guy was ready to throw down two beers in the name of good data.

Another wild night. Going to have a beer & fill out the census. Or maybe celebrate with a beer after. So many decisions.

How excited was this woman?

so excited to fill out my first ever census!! #Census2016

And here's how many she sent today about getting engaged.

(Congrats, Emily!)

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She wasn't alone. So many Canadians were Down To Fill out the census that they crashed the government's website.

Canadians have crashed the census page. Canada: YOU ARE A PACK OF DANG NERDS

Seriously: What kind of nation gets so excited to fill out a census, it breaks the website? What is wrong with us? (the answer is nothing)

Never been so excited to fill out a census; and I get the feeling a lot of people feel the same. Page keeps crashing. #Census2016 #GoodData

StatsCan later confirmed the site was down for 45 minutes thanks to our "enthusiasm." šŸ˜‚ šŸ‡ØšŸ‡¦

StatsCan confirms to CBC News that service to census website was interrupted for 45 min. last night. Thanks Canadians for 'enthusiasm.' #hw

For this woman, filling out her first long-form census was a moment she will never forget.

Hi. My name is Mikaela and I'm officially an adult because I filled out my first census šŸ‘‹šŸ¼

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Craig Silverman is a media editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

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