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It seemed like a good idea... Canadian feats, facts and flubs

Staunton, Ted, 1956- (Author). Staunton, Will. (Added Author).

Where else but Canada would you find a town that turns its main street into a giant luge run? Or witness a Mission Impossible-style heist where the thief drops down through the ceiling and makes off with over 120,000 worth of hockey sticks? Not to mention the slippery--or was that sticky?--bandits who stole 9,000 barrels of maple syrup . . . And where else would a bank robber be praised for his polite and well-written hold-up notes? It all makes perfect sense, really. Being Canadian means responding uniquely to a unique environment. And it's our -- sometimes highly questionable -- "ingenuity" that makes us who we are. In an engaging, hilarious and always fascinating exploration of geography, history, wildlife, science, culture, food, art . . . and giant roadside attractions -- this is our nation at its most jaw-droppingly unusual and innovative. Though we can poke fun at ourselves, readers will walk away with a sense that there is so much to celebrate about what it means to be Canadian.

Book  - 2020
J 971 Sta
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  • ISBN: 9781443113120
  • Physical Description 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2020.

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Includes index.