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16 Borderline Unbelievable Facts About Canada You'll Wish You Knew Sooner

It’s time for a part-eh!

With Canada Day just around the corner on July 1, here are 18 unbelievable facts about ~Oh Canada~ that we bet you had no idea about. No shame, we'll teach you!

1. The world’s first UFO landing pad was built in Canada.

2. Canada has a strategic maple syrup reserve to ensure global supply in case of an emergency!

3. “Trick or treat” originated in Canada!

Dwight Schrute from The Office is wearing a gray suit with a white shirt and gray striped tie. On his head is a jack-o-lantern and he is struggling to get it off.

4. Only in Canada could the temperature rise from -19 °C to 22 °C in an hour!

Jordan Peele is wearing a dark blue button-down shirt, looking to the right side of the frame. He is sweating profusely.

5. Basketball was invented by a Canadian.

6. In Canada, you can find the slowest growing tree in the world!

7. Canada's official phone number is 1-800-O-Canada.

Over a white background, a hand holds an iPhone. The iPhone screen reads, "1-800-O-Canada" and an image of a red maple leaf sits below it.

8. Canadians harvest icebergs to make wine and skincare products.

An iceberg.

9. Canada is huge – larger than the entire European Union, 5 times as big as Mexico, 3 times as big as India, and about the same size as 81,975 Walt Disney Worlds put together!

A gorgeous, tall tree in the middle of autumn amidst many skinnier trees in a forest.

10. There are six time zones in Canada.

11. Canada has the only town in the world with two exclamation marks: Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!

A post office sign that is red and blue reads, "postes Canada/Canada post" on top. Below it, the words Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!

12. In Canada, one dollar coins are called loonies and two dollar coins are called toonies.

13. Hawaiian Pizza was actually invented by a Canadian man!

A hand is picking up a slice of cheesy pizza with pineapples and ham on it.

14. Canadians spell like Brits.

15. You can find the world’s largest parking lot in Canada.

A large parking lot.

16. And finally, certain areas of the country have less gravity than the rest of the world!

Spongebob levitates in the kitchen of the Krusty Krab.