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How Time Flies

It seems like some things are so far in the past, while others just happened a few days ago. Here’s are a few comparisons to show how tricky time can be, even in the world of pop culture. Will Smith After becoming a successful rapper while still a teenager in the ’80s, Will Smith turned […]

Happy International Joke Day!

July 1st is Canada Day, but it’s also International Joke Day. What follows are some of the oldest known jokes in the world. The oldest joke book in the world—or at least the oldest one that’s survived to modern times, dates to Ancient Greece, and approximately the 4th century A.D. Compiled by two writers named […]

Happy 50th Anniversary of Being 100 Years Old, Canada!

In 1967—50 years ago—Canada celebrated its centennial, commemorating its official founding 100 years early in 1867. Here are some of the most fun highlights from the Great White North’s year-long celebration of all things Canadian. There Was a Special Song One of the most popular singer-songwriters of the ‘70s was Canadian star Gordon Lightfoot. He […]

The First Kids of Canada

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is the first “second generation” leader in the nation’s modern history—his father was Pierre Trudeau, PM of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. Here’s a look at what some of the other offspring of Canadian prime ministers did with their lives.