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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:53 pm
 


People can be amazing with some of their questions... Like in Mt. Rainier National Park we have 500 year old huge trees right up against the road. So someone asked, "How did you get those trees to grow so close to the road?" (yea... that took 500 years of foresight.)

After I had a run-in with a bear while jogging, I asked the desk clerk at my hotel in Whistler, B.C. about any problems with black bears. She said the only problem was that some visiters think the bears are put there for the kids to pet.... So... I guess you shouldn't ask about petting the bears... hmmm My stupid question would be, "What should I do if a bear is blocking the trail?" (My smart answer is... to think carefully about your true position in the food chain.)

Here is a sample of interesting questions about Canada... Can you think of any others?

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Being Canadian, I am continually shocked at the kind of questions i get asked or statements I read in the press about Canada. Britney Spears has a famous quote where, when asked about the perks of being famous, she replied "I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada". woah, go Britney!

When the announcement came down about the 2010 Winter Olympics to be held in Vancouver, the Tourism Vancouver website got swamped with questions, and here is a sampling of them, with their country of origin, and with some smartass replies from an unnamed source within the tourism office. Thanks to Cem (and others) for sending me this :)

Q. I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so how do the plants grow? (UK)
A. We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and watch them die.

Q. Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street? (USA)
A. Depends on how much you've been drinking.

Q. I want to walk from Vancouver to Toronto; can I follow the Railroad tracks? (Sweden)
A. Sure, it's only four thousand miles; take lots of water

Q. Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada? (Sweden)
A. So it's true what they say about Swedes.

Q. It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to contact for a stuffed Beaver. (Italy)
A. Let's not touch this one.

Q. Are there any ATM's (cash machines) in Canada? Can you send me a list of them in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Halifax? (UK)
A. What did your last slave die of?

Q. Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Canada? (USA)
A. A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Ca-na-da is that big country to your North . oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Calgary. Come naked.

Q. Which direction is North in Canada? (USA)
A. Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.

Q. Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)
A. Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is, oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Vancouver and in Calgary, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

Q. Do you have perfume in Canada? (Germany)
A. No, we don't stink.

Q. Are there supermarkets in Toronto and is milk available all year-round? (Germany)
A. No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter and gatherers. Milk is illegal.





PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:56 pm
 


From churchill north....yes. :wink:

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Q. Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street? (USA)





PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:00 pm
 


They hold draws in school to see who gets to shoot it.(polar bear)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:03 pm
 


Its good to see the stupid questions come from people around the world and not just the US like Rick Mercer(and some people on this forum) would like you to think :lol:





PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:06 pm
 


Kamiks and mitts for the whole family this winter!

Sounds like those people are describing Canada's north.
Where old traditions are still carried on and taught to the youngsters,male and the females also who used to just dress and take care of the meat after the guy was done with his killin.

This is one of my favourite pics.

At 14 that's her first seal.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:14 pm
 


mtbr wrote:
Its good to see the stupid questions come from people around the world and not just the US like Rick Mercer(and some people on this forum) would like you to think :lol:


Europeans are VERY good at asking stupid questions about Canada :lol:





PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:15 pm
 


Brenda wrote:
mtbr wrote:
Its good to see the stupid questions come from people around the world and not just the US like Rick Mercer(and some people on this forum) would like you to think :lol:


Europeans are VERY good at asking stupid questions about Canada :lol:


So are lots of Canadians. :o





PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:18 pm
 


North of Churchill there isnt many roads or vehicles,people do rely on snowmachines and quads,lots dont have trucks or cars because theres only like 4 miles of road anyways in most small villages.





PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:27 pm
 


This is a definite yes.

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Q. It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to contact for a stuffed Beaver. (Italy)
Because if you dont have papers from the Canadian govt. to export your going to be in shit.Pm me if you want me to hook you up but expect a couple month wait.

The Canadian govt. is the sole handler of fur in Canada.

Seal is going to be cheap in a month or so because after European complaints about the industry it's been pretty well hooped.

Even though I have never seen anyone wearing seal "pup" fur here in the Arctic.Mature adults will do.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:31 pm
 


mtbr wrote:
Its good to see the stupid questions come from people around the world and not just the US like Rick Mercer(and some people on this forum) would like you to think :lol:


If you'd support more funding for the CBC, I'm sure they could afford to send Mercer the World over.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:31 pm
 


The questions/answers are both hilarious.





PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:34 pm
 


sandorski wrote:
The questions/answers are both hilarious.


Yet if you were where I was at x-mas you wouldnt be able to tell me where north or south is either by the sun,so the one question is valid,along with a few others.





PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:39 pm
 


sandorski wrote:
mtbr wrote:
Its good to see the stupid questions come from people around the world and not just the US like Rick Mercer(and some people on this forum) would like you to think :lol:


If you'd support more funding for the CBC, I'm sure they could afford to send Mercer the World over.



What? just the other day I was told his show makes money and doesn't need tax dollars :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:41 pm
 


ziggy wrote:
sandorski wrote:
The questions/answers are both hilarious.


Yet if you were where I was at x-mas you wouldnt be able to tell me where north or south is either by the sun,so the one question is valid,along with a few others.
Really? You think this question is valid?
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Q. Which direction is North in Canada? (USA)
It's one thing to ask it if you are in the middle of a blizzard, but in Canada North is North.





PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:45 pm
 


RUEZ wrote:
ziggy wrote:
sandorski wrote:
The questions/answers are both hilarious.


Yet if you were where I was at x-mas you wouldnt be able to tell me where north or south is either by the sun,so the one question is valid,along with a few others.
Really? You think this question is valid?
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Q. Which direction is North in Canada? (USA)
It's one thing to ask it if you are in the middle of a blizzard, but in Canada North is North.

The sun doesnt allways rise in the east mon ami.


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