The Top Five Canadian Lesser-known Wonders

5) The Bay of Fundy 
This 270 kilometre long, straight sided, bathtub-shaped bay has the worlds highest tides: there is a whopping 16 metre difference between the higher and low tide marks. 100 billion tonnes of water rush in and out twice a day, an amount equal to the daily discharge of the entire worlds freshwater rivers.
 
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The water goes from the bottom, up until the tree line.

Fun fact: the weight of the water causes Nova Scotia's countryside to tilt slightly.
Location: between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
 
4) Iceberg Alley
Icebergs, 10 000 years old or older, break off from Greenland and float by Newfoundland. They usually get trapped in bays and melt or continue on. Dozens of them can be seen at any given time, sometimes right by the shore, sometimes kilometres off it. It's the only place in the world that icebergs can be seen without going hella north.
 
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Fun fact: this is where the Titanic met it's downfall. Great idea, Titanic, floating into iceberg alley. Real smooth.
Location: eastern shore of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

3) Athabasca Sand Dunes
A 100 kilometre stretch of sand, as tall as a ten story building. It formed 8500 years ago, when rushing rivers deposited sand at the end of lakes formed by melting glaciers. Eventually, the waters backed away from the shore, leaving behind massive amounts of sand. After being ravaged by the wind, dunes formed.
 
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Fun fact: 10 plants, found nowhere else in the world, flourish here. On a pile of sand. ?
Location: the southern shore of Lake Athabasca, Saskatchewan.
 
2) Pingualuit Crater
It's named "where the land rises" by the Inuktitut people for a reason: the sides of this crater rise 160 metres above the surrounding tundra. It formed when a massive meteroite hit, 1.4 million years ago. It's a 267 metre deep lake, with no rivers running in or out.
 
http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/pingualuit/CraterLakeRF2.jpg 

Fun fact: It's in Quebec. As in french people. LOL.
Location: northern Quebec.
 
1) Burgess Shale
Containing millions of prestine fossils of ancient creatures from the times of dinosaurs. Heading up there, it's hard NOT to find some fossils. It formed in a huge underwater land slide, millions of years ago, that trapped and preserved the creatures. People kept taking the fossils so now you need a guide to accompany you.
 
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Fun fact: a while after it's discovery, the Smithsonian museum in Washington went up to Canada and jacked about half of the fossils to put on display. Go Canada.
Location: Field, British Colombia.
 
Honorable mentions:
- giant nickel (Sudbury, ON)
- giant whale head (South Dildo, NL)
- giant brick (Dartmouth, NS)
- giant lobster (Shediac, NB)
- giant pitchfork (Regina, SK)
- giant easter egg (Vegreville, AB)
- giant western boot (Edmonton, AB)
- giant hockey stick (Duncan, BC)
- giant potato (PEI)
- giant blueberry (NS)
- Magnetic Hill:
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It's an optical illusion: this hill is going upwards. (NB)
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"Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo..." - A Noobs Guide

*I know this is old... if you understand is already, then go away. Skeptics, however, read on.*

Many of you think that the sentence "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is not a grammatically correct sentence. It is. The goal of this blog post is for you to understand it, as it actually does make sense.

Here's the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo

I'll start off with explaining "fish fish fish fish fish". It's the same idea as the buffalo sentence, but more simple.

Now, I'll add in optional words to make it more legible: "fish, that fish fish, fish for fish." You don't actually need those extra words for it to be grammatically correct.

That's the noun "fish", and the verb "fish" (the act of fishing for fish) mixed together, in this fashion: "noun, (that) noun verb, verb (for) noun". In other words, fish (identifier) that fish go fishing for, are currently fishing. Get it? Read this again until you understand it, as I'm moving on.

Now that you understand that, let's move on to the buffalo sentence. It works the same way, combining these:
The noun: buffalo (animal)
The noun: Buffalo (city)
The verb: to bully (not commonly heard)

I'll start off by adding in extra words: Buffalo buffalo, that Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

Next, I'll switch out words for other meanings: bison from Buffalo, that bison from Buffalo bully, bully bison from Buffalo. In other words, the bison that bison bully, also bully bison. Get it?

The sentence uses "Buffalo" the city as an adjective. If we were talking about Joe from Canada, I could technically say Canada Joe, using Canada as an adjective for describing where Joe lives. Same thing the buffalo: Buffalo (city) buffalo (animal) means bison from buffalo.

For the order or nouns/verbs, it goes: noun (city) noun (animal),  that noun( city) noun (animal) verb, verb noun (city) noun (animal)

Here it is again: {bison from buffalo} that {bison from buffalo} bully, also happen to bully {bison from buffalo}
{Buffalo buffalo}, that {Buffalo buffalo} bully, bully {Buffalo buffalo}
Buffalo buffalo, that Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo (you don't need the extra words)

I hope this made sense, and I hope you actually took the time to try to understand this. If you didn't, read this again slowly, or post your questions. It's not practical at all, it's merely a tool used to show how complex English really is.

Good day to you all.

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