Any Canadians on board?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by bigmamabadger, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Do we have any canucks in the house?
    Saw this on Urban Dictionary and thought it was quite amusing...

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  3. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    Not sure about some of the claims in #21, I thought zippers were Swedish and telephones & penicillin were a Scottish invention? Maybe I'm wrong or maybe that's what Canadian History teachers tell all pupils in Canada.
     
  4. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Hmm I could question a few of those if I CBA....

    Penicillin was first discovered by Alexander Fleming who was Scottish, the common theory is that the telephone was also a Scottish invention, by Alexander Graham Bell, although there are a few other inventors who have claim to it (no Canadians though so far as I remember). I thought Velcro was a NASA invention for the Apollo space programs, but looking it up on Wikipedia it seems it was invented by a Swiss guy by the name of George de Mestral.

    Still, anyway, who am I to question the nation that gave the world Gilles Villeneuve? :)
     
  5. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    Only problem with that is they also gave us his offspring, Jacques Villeneuve!

    I'm sure zips were invented by Zundback of Sweden.
     
  6. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Oh yeah - I'd forgotten about Jacques. Boooo to the Canadians!! ;)
     

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