Monday, January 07, 2008

NFLD Facts

Newfoundland - WOW Who Knew

I'm sure you know some folk that you can impress with all this great knowledge! If you're a Newfie, you should be proud!
If you aren't a Newfie..... I bet you wish you were!
Here are a few tidbits of information that you may never have known before:

WE WERE . . . .

The first province to respond to Titanic distress signal.

The first to vaccinate for smallpox.

The first to host a transatlantic flight.
The first to have wireless communication in the world.

The first place to discover proof of the theory of continental drift.

WE HAVE . . . . The oldest street in North America.
The oldest city in North America
The oldest rock in the world.
The oldest continuous sporting event (Regatta Day rules! )
The largest university in Atlantic Canada.
The most pubs per square foot in Canada (George Street)
The longest running radio program in North America.

Caught the world's largest invertebrate (giant squid)

WE ARE. . . . .~ the funniest people in Canada (ask anybody)

~ the sexiest people in Canada (MacLean's magazine survey)

~ the only Province that has four identifiable flags

~ the only Province able to land the space shuttle (Stephenville)

~ the most giving people in Canada (Stats Canada)

~ the most sexually active people in all of Canada (what else are we gonna do!!)

A NEWFOUNDLANDER. . . . . ~ built the world's first artificial ice arena

~ invented the gas mask

~ was once governor of northern Rhodesia

~ was with Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg


~ encyclopaedia

~ dictionary

~ pony

~ dogs

~ cultural publication

By reading this, you now know more about Newfoundland than.... well, almost everyone! Send this email along to all your friends and let them know what a great place the Rock really is!

If you are a proud Newfie.... you will definitely send this along to others.... and if you are not a Newfie.... you probably wish you were!

Thanks Barry & Louise D.

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