1. Volvo invented the three-point seatbelt, but opened up the patent to save as many lives as possible.
2. The Netherlands sends Canada thousands of flowers every year as thanks for help in WWII.
3. Libraries outnumber McDonald’s in the United States by over 8:1.
4. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the galaxy.
5. The British Military has a goat serving as a fusilier.
It is said that the use of goats as members of the military started after a wild one wandered about the battlefield during the American Revolutionary War in 1775, seemingly leading the Welsh regimental colours to victory at the Siege of Boston.
1. That Canada is the country which invented the ‘Walkie Talkies’ the snow mobile, trivial pursuit and the egg carton. Thats enough to make my husband feel proud (Canadian).
2. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is known by the stage name of ‘Lady Gaga’
3. If you have ever watched NZ play football you will be aware of the ‘Haka’ they perform before every game.It is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. “Ka mate Ka mate, Ka ora, Ka ora”,the words of prominence, roughly translate to ‘I die, I die, I live, I Live.
4. A gerund is a noun made from a verb. It always ends with the three letters ‘ing’
5. The South Pacific nation of ‘Tuvalu’ has recently released ‘Star Trek’ coins as legal tender.