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Centenarians Rule
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Centenarians Rule - The fastest-growing age group in North America is centenarians; persons older than 100 years of age. Eighty-five per cent of centenarians are women. C....   Read more...

U.S. Automobile Imports
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
U.S. Automobile Imports - U.S. Automobile ImportsVehicles imported from the U.S. to Canada in 2007:            189,738Vehicles imported ....   Read more...

So You Think You Know Everything?
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
So You Think You Know Everything? - "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with only your right hand. No word in the En....   Read more...

Metric Conversion Chart
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Metric Conversion Chart - 1 inch        =    2.54 centimetres 1 foot         =     0.3....   Read more...

Word Watch
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Word Watch - Half-back – A new nickname for snowbirds who chose Florida as their original retirement destination, but have subsequently retreated back to Georgia....   Read more...

Make mosquitoes bounce!
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Make mosquitoes bounce! - Try placing a dryer sheet in your pocket when walking on a nature trail or working outdoors. It has been reported that this may act as a suitable mosq....   Read more...

Word Watch
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Word Watch - To keep us all up to date on the evolution of the English language, here are a few of the NEW WORDS to enter the newest edition of the Concise Oxford ....   Read more...

Word Watch
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
Word Watch - "Tweeniors" As the crossover from adulthood to life as a senior blurs ever more, a new term has been coined for people who are between the ages of 55....   Read more...

Loons...
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Loons... - Loons are reported to be among the oldest groups of birds still living today; their origin is thought to have been more than 50 million years ago. Lo....   Read more...

Now I lay me down to sleep...
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Now I lay me down to sleep... - We spend approximately one-third of our life sleeping. People can take "cat naps" with their eyes open and not even know it. If you fall asleep as s....   Read more...

Think a gallon of gas is expensive?
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Think a gallon of gas is expensive? - Look at what we are paying for other fluids... Diet Snapple: 16 oz $1.29 $10.32/gallon Lipton Ice Tea: 16 oz $1.19 $9.52/gallon Gatorade: 20 oz $1.....   Read more...

Thunderstorms
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Thunderstorms - The dark colour of clouds in thunderstorms is caused by water accumulation. A lightning stroke can heat the air through which it travels to an incr....   Read more...

Hurricane Category Ranges
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Hurricane Category Ranges - Category 1 Winds range from 75 to 95 mph. This type of hurricane causes minor flooding and damage. Category 1 hurricanes are similar to a normal stor....   Read more...

Grandparents' Day
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Grandparents' Day - According to the General Social Survey of 2001, there were 5.7 million grandparents in Canada. Only 2% of women and 1% of men aged 45 and under wer....   Read more...

Fast Facts about Canada and Canadians
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Fast Facts about Canada and Canadians - Estimated population in January, 2004: 31,752,842 Percentage of Canadians over the age of 55: 23 Percentage of personal expenditure on personal....   Read more...

Did you Nose?
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
Did you Nose? - Your sensitivity to scent is a genetically acquired trait. Women typically have a keener "scents" of smell than men. The average human takes o....   Read more...

The CSA/Medipac Report on AM 740
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
The CSA/Medipac Report on AM 740 - Sunday mornings at 10:50 a.m., join the CSA and Medipac on CHWO AM 740 for the CSA/Medipac Report on Murray Segal's Sunday Showcase. Get updates on wh....   Read more...

Phrase Origins
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Phrase Origins - Baths in the 1500s consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then any other men, t....   Read more...

Phrase Origins
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Phrase Origins - In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to ....   Read more...

Water Tid-Bits
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
Water Tid-Bits - The amount of water in your is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week w....   Read more...

Mosquito Season
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Mosquito Season - Want to keep the mosquito population down this year? Even more important than ever with the presence of the "west nile virus". Add Olive oil to stagna....   Read more...

Did you know...?
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Did you know...? - More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.People say "Bless You" when you sneeze because when you sneeze y....   Read more...

History of Words
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
History of Words - In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language. In S....   Read more...

Did You Know...?
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Did You Know...? - In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance), but did not renumber the other ch....   Read more...

New Area Codes for Mexico
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
New Area Codes for Mexico - For those of you who travel to, or winter in Mexico, as of November 17, 2001 they have changed all of their telephone area codes.For information about....   Read more...

Did You Know...?
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Did You Know...? - There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and month.The only word in the English language that has four sets of double lett....   Read more...

Of Interest to Snowbirds
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Of Interest to Snowbirds - A quick glance at info and news of interest to snowbirdsARE YOU ON THE INTERNETThirteen million Canadians used the Internet in 2000 (53 per cent), up ....   Read more...

Fast Facts Issue 36
Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.
Fast Facts Issue 36 - You can find information on just about anything on the Internet. The following is just a sample of what can be found when you use a search engine and ....   Read more...

Did you know...?
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
Did you know...? - The largest kidney stone weighed in at an astounding 1.36 kilograms? There is only one US coin that shows the profile of a president facing to the rig....   Read more...

Leap Years
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
Leap Years - If you thought that every four years automatically meant a leap year, you're only partially right. Usually, the rule of thumb is that if a year is div....   Read more...