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Can You Tell If These Things Are Older Than Canada?

Happy Birthday Canada! Here's a history test.

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Pssst! Canada is turning 150 this year so we want to celebrate by putting your history knowledge to the test!

It's simple: Just answer if you think these inventions or items are YOUNGER or OLDER than Canada!

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Potato chips are older than Canada!

    They were invented in 1853 by George Crum. That means they're 164 years old!

    Potato chips are older than Canada!
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The telephone is younger than Canada!

    It was invented in 1878 by Alexander Graham Bell (or, at least, he was awarded the first successful patent). That means the telephone is 139 years old!

    The telephone is younger than Canada!
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  3. BuzzFeed / NABISCO
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    Wrong!

    Oreo cookies are younger than Canada!

    Oreos got their start in 1912 with help from The National Biscuit Company (now known as Nabisco). That makes them 105 years old!

    Oreo cookies are younger than Canada!
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  4. BuzzFeed / Getty
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    Wrong!

    The hand-cranked ice cream maker is older than Canada!

    It was invented in 1843 by Nancy M. Johnson and has been satisfying sugar cravings for a whopping 174 years!

    The hand-cranked ice cream maker is older than Canada!
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  5. BuzzFeed / Getty
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    The dishwasher is younger than Canada!

    It was invented by Josephine Cochrane in 1886. That means it's only 131 years old!

    The dishwasher is younger than Canada!
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  6. BuzzFeed / Hasbro
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    Wrong!

    Monopoly is younger than Canada!

    It's a baby! The game was invented by Elizabeth Magie in 1904, which means it's 113 years old!

    Monopoly is younger than Canada!
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  7. BuzzFeed / Getty
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The safety pin is older than Canada!

    It was invented in 1849 by Walter Hunt, which means they're 168 years old!

    The safety pin is older than Canada!
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  8. BuzzFeed / Coca-Cola
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Coca-Cola is younger than Canada!

    The iconic drink was invented in 1886 by John Pemberton. That means it's only been around for 131 years!

    Coca-Cola is younger than Canada!
    Via Getty

Can You Tell If These Things Are Older Than Canada?

Yikes! You failed. But don't feel bad, we totally get it! Time and history can get confusing. Refuel with some maple syrup and ketchup chips and come back to crush this quiz!

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You did really well! It's obvious you're a history buff, even if a couple of these mixed you up! Go celebrate with some ooey-gooey poutine!

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Wow! That's seriously impressive. It's obvious you're a scholar of all things Canada and history. Go reward yourself with a cottage weekend and an ice cold beer. You deserve it. Way to go!

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