Notable in November

Friday Oct 19th, 2018


November 1st, 1959 - After being hit in the face with a hockey puck, Jacques Plante, goalie for the Canadiens at the time, created the hockey mask out of fiberglass and resin. November 3rd, 1718 - The birth of John Montague, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, who hit upon pairing bread and meat slices to sustain him through lengthy gambling sessions. November 7th, 1885 – the first transcontinental railroad across Canada, concluded with the driving of the "last spike" in... [read more]

Ever Sit On the Beach and Wonder?

Thursday Jun 28th, 2018


· When you're sitting on the sand looking at the horizon, it’s about 3 miles (4.8 km) away. · The world’s oceans contain nearly 20 million tons (18.1 mt) of gold. · The High Seas -- areas of the ocean beyond national jurisdiction -- cover almost 50 per cent of the earth's surface. · An average beach pail, roughly a quart, holds about 3.5 million grains of sand. · High waves pull sand out into the ocean;... [read more]