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11. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

How Nome, Alaska got it's name:

When making the map for Alaska, the cartographer was unfamiliar with a certain area and simply wrote "Name?" on his drawing. Subsequently, the draftsman misread it and wrote "Nome".

12. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the
production of Guinness beer.

As it should be....so is there harmony in the universe...

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

One of Quebec's staple foods is a dish called Poutine, made with thick-cut greasy fries and curd cheese (aka "squeaky cheese), then covered in gravy. If you want Poutine a l'Italienne, replace the gravy with spaghetti sauce.

14. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

In Yorkshire, England, its still legal to kill a Welshman with a crossbow on a sunday!

15. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 11y

In America, it is perfectly legal to mock Canadians....

16. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting beerman

In America, it is perfectly legal to mock Canadians....

It's legal to be mock-Canadians?

17. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

Quoting beerman

In America, it is perfectly legal to mock Canadians....

It's legal to be mock-Canadians?

No, we don't allow that sort of behavior, don'cha know, eh? And we only allow the Seattle grunge-music people to wear 'dem plaid shirts, eh. Brewski, eh?

...Je m'on fou pour les Americains...les couchons, la merde.....

18. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I'm getting a sudden flash of Bob and Doug Mackenzie singing a la Geddy Lee: "Take off! To the great white north. Take off! It's a beauty way to go..."

19. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

1) 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

2) The average American spends 6 years in the bathroom. (Hence the injures???)

3) The US Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on postage stamps.

4) 45% of the American dollar bills you'll ever have in your possession have been in a stripper's g-string.

5) Chicago is closer to Moscow than to Rio de Janeiro.

20. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

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4) 45% of the American dollar bills you'll ever have in your possession have been in a stripper's g-string.

And I guess that's about 75% of all the dollar bills I've ever used. J/K