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Mark Kearney The Great Canadian Trivia Book 2


Did a Canadian kill famed escape artist Harry Houdini? Are the streets of Yellowknife really paved with gold? What was Canada's connection to those famous «Paul McCartney is dead» rumours of the late 1960s? And just how long does it take a drop of water to flow from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean? The Great Canadian Trivia Book II brings you all these answers and more. In the much-anticipated sequel to their bestseller, The Great Canadian Trivia Book , award-winning writers Mark Kearney and Randy Ray dig even deeper into Canada's curious characters, storied past, natural phenomena, cultural idiosyncrasies, and the peculiarities of our leisurely pursuits. In the pages of this intriguing book, you'll discover the Canadian who was responsible for introducing the glove to professional baseball, the story behind Canada's blue two-dollar bill, how the robbery phrase «hands up» was connected to Canada, and whether a goalie can take a face-off in a hockey game. Think it's unlikely a Canadian might have been president of the United States? That Sir John A. Macdonald was the only one in his family to achieve political fame? Or that a Canadian rock group would turn down a chance to play at the famous Woodstock festival of 1969? The Great Canadian Trivia Book II will have you thinking again. And again.

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Mark Kearney The Great Canadian Trivia Book


Canada has given the world the real Winnie the Pooh, the phrase «Beatlemania,» and the man who invented the Academy Awards. If it weren’t for Canada, we might not have the pie-in-the-face gag, basketball, time zones, or the dotted white line on the middle of highways. And anyone who still thinks Canada is dull obviously doesn’t know about the Canadian who was the longest serving prisoner on Alcatraz, or the night that members of Parliament threw books and toy balloons at each other during a wild debate in the House of Commons. The Great Canadian Trivia Book explores the noteworthy and the notorious, the factual and the phenomenal, the obscure and outlandish sides of the Great White North.

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Mark Kearney The Great Canadian Book of Lists


Who were Canada’s ten most romantic couples of the twentieth century? What were this country’s worst disasters, its ten best beers, and its most controversial works of art in the past one hundred years? Where will you find the most haunted places in Canada and who are Canada’s greatest heroes, its most accomplished athletes, and its most despised criminals? The Great Canadian Book of Lists chronicles a century of achievements, trends, important and influential people, and fascinating events that have shaped this country as it heads into a new millennium. Award-winning writers Mark Kearney and Randy Ray, who have delighted readers with their bestselling books The Great Canadian Trivia Book and The Great Canadian Trivia Book 2 , turn the spotlight on the twentieth century to determine the best, worst, and most significant happenings in our lives. Not content with supplying a shopping list of items about Canada, Kearney and Ray provide plenty of details to support why certain people and events are included on the lists. And their statistical snapshots comparing a variety of societal trends over different years show readers how Canada has changed in the course of the past century. You’ll also learn how experts from the worlds of science, sports, lifestyle, literature, and politics rate the personalities and events that have made Canada what it is today. And several guest celebrities weigh in with lists they’ve created exclusively for The Great Canadian Book of Lists . Enlightening, controversial and fun, The Great Canadian Book of Lists is bound to start as many arguments as it settles. Was Guy Lafleur a better hockey player than Rocket Richard? Why are rower Silken Laumann and actress Margot Kidder on the same list? What were the best Canadian novels of the twentieth century? And what are some key milestones achieved by Canadian women, medical doctors, inventors, and musicians? Innovations and flops, successes and failures, comebacks and breakthroughs, record setters and trend setters: You’ll find them all in The Great Canadian Book of Lists .

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Mark Kearney Pucks, Pablum and Pingos


Mark Kearney and Randy Ray, Canada’s Trivia Guys, thought they had covered it all with their previous best-selling trivia books, but it turns out this country has even more weird and wonderful tales to tell. Pucks, Pablum and Pingos is a unique collection of easy-to-read trivia bites, quizzes, and graphics that touches on history, sports, politics, entertainment, and more. Fun and full of factual fare, this book will satisfy the curious and indulge the inquisitive.

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Mark Kearney Whatever Happened To...?


The latest book by Canada’s Trivia Guys is an entertaining where-are-they-now look at the fate of some 100 celebrities, newsmakers, and significant artifacts from this country’s past. Lake Ontario swimmer Marilyn Bell, CFL legend Russ Jackson, Canada’s first automobile, and Roger Woodward, a boy who survived the waters of Niagara Falls more than 40 years ago, are among those tracked down. Long after making headlines or burrowing their way into our collective consciousness, these Canadian icons have travelled different roads or in some cases kept more quietly to the path that gained them attention in the first place. Kearney and Ray spice up their stories with dozens of fascinating facts. With website links to further information, this book is a great resource to learn more about Canada’s heritage.

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Edward Zawadzki The Ultimate Canadian Sports Trivia Book


What Canadian was the first black man to win a world championship in boxing? Who scored the first regular-season goal in NHL history? Who is the only Canadian in the Baseball Hall of Fame? On water, ice, grass, or mud, in the air or on the ground, sports have been a part of Canadian life since before Confederation – even before the invention of hockey. Canada’s Ultimate Sports Trivia Guy, Edward Zawadzki, has ventured into the far reaches of the nation’s sports history to bring together this dynamic collection of facts and oddities. The Ultimate Canadian Sports Trivia Book will entertain and enlighten sports fans of all eras, and will challenge both the jock-quiz novice and the sports trivia junkie. What athlete once challenged and beat a horse in an endurance race? What Canadians have won the Boston Marathon? The answers are here in The Ultimate Canadian Sports Trivia Book .

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Edward Zawadzki The Ultimate Canadian Sports Trivia Book


What Canadian was the first black man to win a world championship in boxing? Who scored the first regular-season goal in NHL history? Who is the only Canadian in the Baseball Hall of Fame? On water, ice, grass, or mud, in the air or on the ground, sports have been a part of Canadian life since before Confederation – even before the invention of hockey. Canada’s Ultimate Sports Trivia Guy, Edward Zawadzki, has ventured into the far reaches of the nation’s sports history to bring together this dynamic collection of facts and oddities. The Ultimate Canadian Sports Trivia Book will entertain and enlighten sports fans of all eras, and will challenge both the jock-quiz novice and the sports trivia junkie. What athlete once challenged and beat a horse in an endurance race? What Canadians have won the Boston Marathon? The answers are here in The Ultimate Canadian Sports Trivia Book .

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David R.P. Guay Canadian Railways 2-Book Bundle


Transportation history buffs rejoice. Ride the rails and the waves in this special two-book collection on the great railways from Canada’s past. <br/> <br/>
<i>Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways</i> <br/> The first detailed account of the rise and fall of the maritime branches of two of Canada’s great transcontinental railways of the early twentieth century: the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern. <br/> <br/> <i>Great Western Railway of Canada</i> <br/> It was one of the great railways that opened up Canada, and played a huge role in the development of Hamilton, the site of its head offices. Yet the rise and fall of the Great Western Railway has been almost lost to memory. David R.P. Guay provides the authoritative book of a great Canadian railway that history forgot.

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City Trivia We Don't Know Either


Entertaining Trivia Nights in a Book Fans of&nbsp; Uncle John's Bathroom Reader &nbsp;and the&nbsp; Guinness Book of World Records &nbsp;will achieve trivia mastery and dominance with&nbsp; We Don't Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right . More than a fact book: &nbsp;Building on the increasing popularity of pub trivia and mobile trivia apps&nbsp; We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right &nbsp;brings you the entertaining format of City Trivia anywhere you want. City Trivia’s format is packed with trivia entertainment in five rounds of questions and four bonus rounds, including puzzles, pictures, fill-in-the-blank challenges, and even music rounds. Divide into teams, pick your most (or least) entertaining friend to host and prepare for two hours of fun per chapter. You just might learn something interesting to say when you’re out and about next weekend. Packed with exciting, fun, head-scratching trivia to play and laugh with,&nbsp; We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right &nbsp;is your how-to guide for a lively and humorous night of trivia at home or at your favorite bar or restaurant. A perfect book for trivia nights and special occasions: &nbsp;Create your own fun and entertaining event with this unique trivia book that guides you through rounds of trivia fun and humor. This book will help you liven up a family night or make a special event, such as a birthday or wedding, even more memorable by bringing people together with trivia. The book’s host commentary will introduce you to the trivia while guiding you through the games with humor and wit. As the folks at City Trivia say, “We’ve Got Questions, You’ve Got Answers!” Get ready to have fun and learn something new with&nbsp; We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right . We Don’t Know Either &nbsp;will: Provide a fun game that will unleash your competitive streaksEnhance your knowledge on a wide range of topics, both mundane and truly bizarreEntertain you with witty comments and interesting factsImprove your pub trivia night Pub trivia has never been more fun!

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Canada


All-Canadian trivia book from Doug Lennox’s extensive Now You Know series The Now You Know series is beloved across Canada, having sold over 240,000 copies, and the first book in the series, Now You Know , has sold over 63,000 copies to date Published to coincide with Canada’s 150th birthday festivities Topics include word origins, history, notable Canadians, geography, and sports, all with a uniquely Canadian tilt Presented in a fun question-and-answer format

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Mark Kearney I Know That Name!


Every day Canadians buy groceries at Sobey’s, develop film at Black’s, or grab a coffee at Tim Horton’s without giving it a second thought. These brands are in our lives and in the public eye. We’re familiar with the names, but what do we really know about the people who lie behind them? I Know That Name! will answer these questions for you. It’s full of fun facts, intriguing trivia, and engrossing explorations of more than one hundred Canadian men and women who beat the odds to become household names, including Timothy Eaton, Laura Secord, and J.L. Kraft.

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Lucjan Krause From the Vistula to the Canadian Great Lakes: A Life’s Journey

Merna Forster 100 Canadian Heroines


100 Canadian Heroines profiles some remarkable women; from the adventurous Gudridur the Viking to murdered Mi'kmaq activist Anna Mae Aquash. You'll meet heroines in science, sport, preaching and teaching, politics, war and peace, arts and entertainment, etc. The book is full of amazing facts and fascinating trivia about intriguing figures like mountaineer Phyllis Munday, activist Hide Shimizu, Arctic guide Tookoolito, unionist Lea Roback, sexy movie mogul Mary Pickford and singer Portia White. Great quotes and photos are featured in this inspiring collection. As we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Persons Case on October 18, 2004, discover some of the many heroines Canada can be proud of. Find out how we're remembering them. Or not!

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Peter Unwin Canadian Folk


An amusing collection of lives and stories from the eccentric side of Canada’s history. A joyous romp through the back pages of Canadian quirkiness, Canadian Folk provides a fresh look at the saints, sinners, oddballs, and outright nutbars who have populated the Canadian landscape. They were perpetually northbound or south; they were inveterate walkers, or world class runners, millionaires in ill-advised Citroen half-tracks. The restless characters who spanned those miles and who fill the pages of this book were fuelled by the ambitions, the doubts, and the certainties of their times, a certainty that now seems unfathomable to us and frequently maddening. From doomed explorers to celebrated poets of cheese, this collection provides a fascinating look at the eminent and no-so-eminent characters who came before us and left their colourful mark on Canada’s history.

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Don Weekes The Biggest Book of Hockey Trivia


Hockey trivia master Don Weekes has cherry-picked more than 800 of his most compelling trivia questions and records to create this authoritative collection. Who was the only player to captain Steve Yzerman in NHL play? When did a forward or defenseman last tend goal during an NHL game? What is the time of the fastest goal from the start of a season-opening game? Irreverent, captivating, and even bizarre, these entertaining stories, historic milestones, and informative stats capture the essence of the game, today and yesterday.

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Группа авторов Daylight in the Swamp


Daylight in the Swamp is the bush memoirs of Selwyn Dewdney, a noted Canadian artist and recorder of native rock art. His two great loves, art and the Canadian north, come together in this book. His respect for native culture and art is reflected in his own work, his insight into native rock art, and his passion for canoeing and the northern experience.The third theme of the book is history spanning the period from 1910 through to the 1970s during which the old north largely vanished. Dewdney was there to record the images of forgotten dreams painted on rocks and cliffs throughout the Canadian Shield. Thanks to these memoirs we are all there to witness these things with Dewdney.

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Bob Henderson More Trails, More Tales


An entertaining book of trivia, anecdotes, and observations about heritage travel in Canada. Inspired by and drawing on Canadian exploration, Bob Henderson’s newest book, More Trails, More Tales , strikes a balance with travel literature, history, geography, anthropology, literature, and philosophy. It will delight outdoor enthusiasts, serious naturalists, educators, and armchair travellers alike. It is essentially a storytelling book, highlighting Canadian stories and examining different aspects of heritage travel in Canada.

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D. Peter MacLeod The Canadian Iroquois and the Seven Years' War


The participation of the Iroquois of Akwasasne, Kanesetake (Oka), Kahnawake and Oswegatchie in the Seven Years’ War is a long neglected topic. The consequences of this struggle still shape Canadian history. The book looks at the social and economic impact of the war on both men and women in Canadian Iroquois communities. The Canadian Iroquois provides an enhanced appreciation both of the role of Amerindians in the war itself and of their difficult struggle to lead their lives within the unstable geopolitical environment created by European invasion and settlement.

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Merna Forster 100 More Canadian Heroines


Following the bestselling 100 Canadian Heroines , Merna Forster presents 100 more stories of amazing women who changed our country. In this second installment of the bestselling Canadian Heroines series, author Merna Forster brings together 100 more incredible stories of great characters and wonderful images. Meet famous and forgotten women in fields such as science, sport, politics, war and peace, and arts and entertainment, including the original Degrassi kids, Captain Kool, hockey star Hilda Ranscombe, and the woman dubbed «the atomic mosquito.» This book is full of amazing facts and trivia about extraordinary women. You’ll learn about Second World War heroine Joan Fletcher Bamford, who rescued 2,000 Dutch captives from a prison camp in a Sumatran jungle while commanding 70 Japanese soldiers. Hilwie Hamdon was the woman behind the building of Canada’s first mosque, and Frances Gertrude McGill was the crime fighter named the «Sherlock Holmes of Saskatchewan.» Read on and discover 100 more Canadian heroines and how they’ve changed our country.

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