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Aenimal
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Seeing as it's Canada Day I did a little research(ok good god i'm bored..need sleep...sleeeep) and found out some things Canadian's have been busy with during the last 137 years or so.


Anti-Gravity Pilot Suit
Automatic Postal Sorter
Avro Jetliner: world's first commercial jetliner production was stopped mysteriously
Avro Arrow: Canadian military's(no really we used to have one) supersonic interceptor way ahead of its time but again, the project was mysteriously scrapped
Basketball: too bad we can't figure out how to get a decent team..#%@^# Vince Carter..big baby
Birth Control : (The Pill)
CanadaARM: Canada's contribution to the space shuttle
Cesium Beam Atomic Clock?
Compound Steam Engine
CPR mannequin
Electron Microscope(co-invented at the University of Toronto)
Film Colourization: Sorry about that one..Turner you monster
Gas Mask
Pacemaker
IMAX (co-invented)
Insulin
Java programming
Kerosene
Lawn Sprinkler: One of many by Elijah McCoy, which is where the term the 'real mccoy' comes from
Light Bulb: Canadian Henry Woodward invented the electric light bulb in 1874 but unable to come up with the funds for further research and development and sold the patent to Thomas Edison
McIntosh apples
PainT Rollers
Paper: 40% of the world's newspaper is printed on Canadian paper, until the 1800 cotton rag was used
PlexiGlas
Electric prosthetic hand
Robertson screw
Snowblower and the snowmobile..well duh lol
Standard Time
Trivial Pursuit
Walkie Talkie
AM Radio: and subsequently the first ever Radio broadcast
The Zipper

not bad 4 the little nation that could
Mysteria
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1 posted 07-01-2004 01:22 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Some parents were busy too, like yours, mine, and a few others too.  Happy Canada Day Raph.
serenity blaze
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2 posted 07-01-2004 03:13 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

What's a pain roller?

and happy canada day!
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3 posted 07-01-2004 03:14 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

The true north strong and free

Have a good Canada day, neighbors!

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

Dark Angel
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4 posted 07-01-2004 07:11 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Happy Canada Day Bello... My commonwealth friend

The clouds never expect it when it rains, but the sea, changes colour, but the sea, does not change.
~Stevie Nicks~

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5 posted 07-01-2004 07:52 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Happy Canada Day, my Canuck friends
Sunshine
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Pain Rollers

?



Happy Canada Day, m'friends...
Aenimal
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damnit...paint rollers lol
..thank you email and chat for deteriorating all verbal skills

Happy Canada to all fellow canuckleheads and thanks to members of the tribe down south and sexy commonwealthers.
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8 posted 07-01-2004 04:19 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

...and .. ME !!
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9 posted 07-01-2004 05:43 PM       View Profile for *Alli4000*   Email *Alli4000*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Alli4000*

To all the canadians....Happy Canada Day!!!!

~Alli~
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10 posted 07-01-2004 05:45 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

LMAO....

PAINT roller...okay.

giggle...

thought you were into something new, Raph.

Aenimal
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that an offer k? grins
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12 posted 07-05-2004 04:07 AM       View Profile for Tequilia_Sunrise   Email Tequilia_Sunrise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tequilia_Sunrise

i guess we learn somthing new everyday!
 
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