I find it shocking that, at least according to an AFP account of some study, 1 in 4 English think Winston Churchill was a myth and a majority think Sherlock Holmes was real (link).
In order to avoid the same thing happening here in the U.S., I'll soon begin uploading videos designed to help we Americans know more about topics such as geography and history, and, since they're our neighbors, I intend to start with a series about Canada.
I don't know how long the first series will take me, but I hope to have it finished before the Summer Thaw. While some plucky tourists are willing to brave the 20 hours of travel currently required to reach icebound cities like Toronto, many more will wait until June when the passage should only take 7 or 8 hours. In the video, I'll highlight "Canadian National Treasures" such as Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morrissette, and William Shatner, as well as political leaders such as Kim Campbell. Many regard him as Canada's best Prime Minister ever. I'll also be featuring this map of our friends in the "snowy north":
Images of Canada/Images du Canada
(counterclockwise, left to right: Canadian National Songbird Avril Lavigne, Honorary Canadian National Poet Alanis Morrissette, William Shatner, traditional Canadian peasent costume, man holding third most popular pet in Canada, and the flags of Canada and Quebec)
WackyHumor · Mon, 02/04/2008 - 12:27 · Importance: 1