1. People in Churchill leave their car doors unlocked in case their neighbours need to make a quick escape from polar bears.
3. No cows in Canada are given artificial hormones for milk production.
Which means no dairy products, like milk, cheese, or yogurt, produced in Canada contain hormones either!
4. For one day in 1943, Ottawa designated a hospital room to be "extraterritorial" (international) ground so a Dutch princess could be born a full Dutch citizen.
(A Dutch requirement for her to keep her princess title.)
6. Which inspired Ottawa's annual Tulip Festival.
7. Canada has banned the Westboro Baptist Church members from entering the country and picketing funerals.
Hate speech is a penalized offense by the federal and provincial government.
8. Kraft Dinner ("KD") is the top-selling grocery item in the country. Canadians consume 55% more of it than Americans do.
10. They have a $300 collector's gold coin that has a narwhal on it.
11. And a special quarter with a GLOW-IN-THE DARK DINOSAUR on it.
14. It has an "Apology Act."
It allows an apology in court to be a sign of compassion and empathy, not guilt.
15. In the 1930 World Cup, Canada's hockey team was so badass they didn't even have to play knockout rounds and were placed directly in the final game.
They then went on to win gold.
16. Canada's post office receives millions of letters addressed to "Santa Claus, North Pole" each year. They respond to each one as Mrs. Claus.
It's an employee-led volunteering initiative. :)
17. They've claimed the address "Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0."
19. During the holiday seasons, it has a volunteer service that gives free rides to those too drunk or too tired to drive.
21. George Street in Newfoundland has more bars and pubs per square feet than on any street in North America.
26. In 1947, a group of kids protested after the price of chocolate bars were raised from 5 cents to 8 cents.
30. Canadian McDonald's exclusively sell the McLobster.
33. In Saskatchewan, a hoodie is called a "bunnyhug."
34. Half of Canada's provinces (which account for more than 85% of the population) are governed by women.
35. A town in British Columbia has the postal code "V4G 1N4."
36. Studies find Canadians to be the second-happiest people in the world. And they're only getting happier.
CORRECTION: Saskatchewans call their hoodies "bunnyhugs" — which makes it even cuter. The previous version misstated the nickname.