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    Canadians Are Revealing Some Weird Facts About Canada You Probably Didn't Know

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    Recently Reddit user, u/patpromax asked Canadian Redditors what are some of the weird, amazing and truly different facts that Canadians might not know about the place they call home. Here are some of the (unverified) responses:

    1. "If you’re in Newfoundland, you’re geographically closer to Ireland than you are to BC."


    2. "Our national sport is not just hockey. We have two national sports ...1. Lacrosse and 2. Hockey."


    3. "Canada has the world’s smallest desert."


    4. "Canada is the only federation to not give its capital city special status. Ottawa is just like any other municipality in Ontario and could be dissolved by the province if it so chose."


    5. "It takes 24 hours of non-stop driving to drive from the Yukon border to the US border through BC."


    6. "Many people do not realize how far south Southern Ontario is in relation to the rest of Canada. The southernmost part of Ontario is further south than the northernmost part of California."


    7. "Kiefer Sutherland is the grandson of the dude responsible for socialized health care."

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    8. "Manitoba has 100,000 lakes."


    9. "Kitchener, Ontario hosts the largest Oktoberfest festival outside of Germany."


    10. "The state of Texas can fit into Ontario 5 times."


    11. "There are warm mountain winds called ‘Chinooks’ that roll through the Rockies and can swing the temps 40°C in a day or two."


    12. "There are many languages of the Indigenous People of this land that are still spoken and taught today. None of them are an official language of Canada."


    13. And finally: "Most people in Toronto are surprised to learn that the NHL playoffs have more than one round."


    Any other interesting facts we might have missed? Drop a comment and let us know.

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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