June 28, 2019 | by: Amanda Misner

OH! Canada We Have Some Interesting Facts For You!

Canada’s 152nd Birthday is Monday, here are some awesome facts!

Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run on the Toronto Islands as a rookie in the International League.

The Halifax Explosion in 1917 was the world’s largest man-made explosion prior to Hiroshima.

Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than anywhere else.

New Brunswick-based McCain Foods is the world’s largest manufacturer of French fries.

20 per cent of the world’s fresh water is in Canada.

Canada has more lakes than all other countries combined.

The longest highway in the world is the Trans-Canada Highway.

Ottawa is the second-coldest capital city in the world.

Canadians didn’t appear on Canadian banknotes until 1971.

The most populated island in Canada is Montreal.

The most common last name in Canada is Li.

Newfoundland was the only place in North America directly attacked by the Germans in World War 2.

Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada and is the most popular pizza in Australia.

The official phone number for Canada is 1-800-O-Canada.

In one hour, the temperature in Pincher Creek Alberta went from -19 to +22.  Only in Canada and this was n 1962.

Americans invaded Canada twice in the past- in 1775 and 1812.  They lost both times.

Actor Leslie Nielsen’s (of Police Squad and Naked Gun fame) brother was Deputy Prime Minister of Canada between 1984 and 1986.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War 2, Canada declared war on Japan before the United States did.

All Canadian radio station call letters have to start with the letter “C” but there are several in Newfoundland that start with “V” as they started before Newfoundland entered Confederation.

~Amanda