Hi Guest, Welcome to the quilting forums, register now —or—

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    5,132
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Tuesday Trivia: Manitoba, Canada

    Some Interesting Facts about Manitoba:

    The word “Manitoba” means where the spirit lives (in languages of the Aboriginal people who first lived in the region). It could also have been derived from “manitou bou” which is Cree for strait of the Great Spirit.

    Manitoba basks in more than 2,300 hours of bright sunshine per year with southern Manitoba enjoying up to 16 hours of daylight during peak summer weeks.

    Winnipeg was the first city in the world to develop a 911 emergency phone number.

    Manitoba has the biggest mating dens anywhere in the world – that is, for red-sided garter snakes. They come out in the thousands in early May to the Narcisse Dens to mix, mingle and mate. Writhing balls of snakes make for great viewing right around Mother’s Day, so be sure to bring Mom!

    The Hudson Bay has over 25,000 beluga whales, 3000 of which visit the Churchill area from mid-June to mid-August.

    Attachment 156258

    Wapusk National Park in northern Manitoba is the world’s largest denning site for polar bears.

    Attachment 156257

    Manitoba has over 100,000 lakes and waterways, the perfect lure for anglers seeking some of the continent’s largest fish.

    Manitoba’s Little Limestone Lake is the finest and largest example of a marl lake in the world, meaning it changes color with fluctuations in temperature.

    Attachment 156256

    Winnipeg has the largest mature elm tree urban forest in North American with approx. 160,000 elms.

    Churchill is one of the top 3 places in the world to observe Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.

    Attachment 156254. Attachment 156255

    Manitobans consume the most Slurpees from 7-Eleven in the world. And they've held that title for 16 straight years.

    Residents of Churchill, Manitoba are asked to leave their car doors unlocked in case their neighbors need somewhere to escape from a polar bear.

    They have the first-ever, and only, polar bear prison for naughty bears who walk saunter into town.

    Attachment 156250

    Churchill children are advised not to dress up as polar bears on Halloween so police can tell them apart from actual polar bears.

    During the first royal visit to Manitoba in 1939, the king (George VI) and queen (Elizabeth) were met by Mr. King (Mackenzie King, the then-prime minister), and Mr. Queen (the then-mayor of Winnipeg). It was King and King, and Queen and Queen.

    Attachment 156251Attachment 156252

    Winnie The Pooh was named after Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Attachment 156253

  2. Thanks SuzanneOrleansOntario, Monique thanked for this post
  3. #2
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Hoschton, Georgia
    Posts
    1,059
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Manitoba, Canada

    Love the polar bears, cool about the change in lake colors but DO NOT like snakes of any color!

    Still love all the bits of trivia, Anita.

    Gina

  4. Thanks Star lover thanked for this post
  5. #3
    The Guild President

    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    508
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Manitoba, Canada

    I feel so sorry for some polar bears having trouble finding enough to eat that i cannot watch shows on t.v. about them.

  6. Thanks Star lover thanked for this post
  7. #4
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Kauai
    Posts
    21,680
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Manitoba, Canada

    How the heck did they find out they drank the most Slurpees?



    Lorie

  8. Thanks Star lover thanked for this post
  9. #5
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    5,132
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Manitoba, Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    How the heck did they find out they drank the most Slurpees?
    7-Eleven stores across Winnipeg sell an average of 188,833 Slurpee drinks per month. The rest of Canada sells an average of 179,700 per month, which makes Winnipeggers the world leader of Slurpee sales.

    ......mmmmm.....I have ever had a Slurpee......wonder what they're like?

  10. Thanks SuzanneOrleansOntario thanked for this post
  11. #6
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Kauai
    Posts
    21,680
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Manitoba, Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Star lover View Post

    ......mmmmm.....I have ever had a Slurpee......wonder what they're like?
    Very sweet and cold!



    Lorie

  12. Thanks Star lover thanked for this post
  13. #7
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,906
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Manitoba, Canada

    Very interesting.

    I have been to Winnipeg twice in January, 2 years in a row. First time it was above zero, and puddles everywhere. The second time was more typical temperatures of -30s. I have been to Portage and Main, the windiest intersection. Very interesting province.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

  14. Thanks Star lover thanked for this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •