So here's Hans Island, eh? It's an uninhabited land that sits in the territorial waters of both Canada and Denmark. Both countries have claimed sovereignty over this teeny tiny land.
And it's caused one of the cutest, and pettiest, disputes between two nations.
Example: In 1984, amid the "no, it's mine!" tug-of-war between the nations, Denmark decided to actually stake their flag on the island.
...while leaving a bottle of brandy at the base with a note that read "Welcome to the Danish Island."
This ignited a "whisky war." When Canadian military are on the island, they leave a bottle of Canadian Club with a note: "Welcome to Canada." And when Danish people are there, they remove Canada's flag, and leave a bottle of schnapps.
There were also allegations that Canadians called for a boycott of Danish pastries.
And on the Danish side: websites calling for the freedom from "Canadian oppression."
THEN, some decades later, a Canadian man spotted a Google ad that read: "Does Hans sound Canadian? Danish name, Danish island." The man then bought another ad on Google, and wrote "Hans Island is Canadian." This was dubbed the great "Google war."
"To my knowledge this is the first time that a squabble has ever broken out between two nations on Google," the man, from Toronto, told Reuters.