Anyone with a green thumb will appreciate the time and dedication it took to nurture this tiny pumpkin seedling into a monstrous behemoth. The pumpkin seed used for this massive piece of produce came from a world record 2009-pound pumpkin from Rhode Island, and began it’s journey to greatness on April
Canadian scientists and their supporters are celebrating the publication of a major Environment Canada study on Alberta’s oilsands – one of the first federal research projects to be published since a change in federal government. “Looks like the muzzle on Canadian scientists has been lifted,” says one
Nathan Paulin and Danny Menšík have beat the world record for longest highline walk at 1020 meters. The dizzying record breaking feat took place on April 19 in Aiglun, France, and saw each athlete balancing a daunting 600 meters in the air at the slackline’s highest point, reports Red Bull. Menšík,
While perusing a bookstore with her family in Peterborough, Ont. Kiana Bromley picked up a copy of Shonda Rhime’s book ‘Year of Yes’ and uncovered an envelope lodged between it and another book. Once she got past her trepidation, Kiana discovered an uplifting note that was meant to inspire.
Someone at a liquor store in Somerville, Massachusetts, decided to use its sign for an entirely different purpose, which was to straight-up challenge the McDonald’s across the street, reports Bored Panda.
If the activities of Canada’s other former prime ministers are any indication, Stephen Harper has plenty of options for a full and interesting life after politics. The ex-prime minister has largely been seen and not heard — and sometimes not even seen — in the House of Commons since the Liberals won
Cody Dortch spent six months saving up as his elementary school graduation approached. By the time April arrived, Dortch had banked the $200 he estimated it would take to treat his teachers to a nice thank you dinner, reports Women’s World.
You may know someone who loves hugs, but chances are you don’t know someone who’s up for hugging nearly 80 people in a minute. Krishna Kumar managed to do just that, as he broke the world record for most hugs in a minute by hugging 79 people in 60 seconds at an Indian school.
Catching academic cheaters has always been a bit of an arms race with technological advances opening the door to exploitation. Back when typewriters were introduced, professors had to deal with not being able to identify students’ work by their handwriting. Fast-forward a few decades and the deck is
The power of the Internet proved itself once again this week after a post on Facebook got users searching for a Toronto couple whose proposal was captured on camera by a passerby. Jenny Serwylo took the photo while visiting the Toronto Islands on Saturday. Within hours, the post had hundreds of comments
A woman living in the remote Northwest Territory village of Fort Simpson received a pleasant surprise via a mysterious letter in the mail. Beth Jumbo, Senior Administrative Officer of Fort Simpson, posted this photo to Imgur of a letter from someone going by the name “Brian in Boston” containing a Canadian
Former prime minister Stephen Harper will leave politics some time in the next few months, according to media reports. In his post-parliamentary life, sources say the former Conservative leader will pursue business interests and possibly establish a foreign policy institute – an aspiration that drew
Sarah Doucette, left, looking at Chewy, the older capybara, at the High Park Zoo on Wednesday. Toronto’s parks department has hatched a midnight plan to catch two capybaras that escaped a day earlier and become an Internet sensation.
In India, the beef being scared, the chain has expanded its range of vegetarian or chicken burger,” Zaka told FastandFood in an interview. According to Mirror, he sometimes gets away without eating the contents if he shows his credentials to a store manager and is given an empty box to add to his growing
A paralyzed veteran who dedicated his life to horse training was given the chance to connect with his beloved animals one last time. Roberto Gonzalez is a Vietnam War veteran who was paralyzed May 21,1970, only a few months into his service. “Horses are his life.
A few weeks ago, Caldwell offered an apology for his actions in a newspaper classified ad, which appeared in the Canadian Jewish News. The text of the ad read: “To Howard Rosen, sorry I punched you at Runnymede Public School in the early 1950s.
When a young Pokemon fan had his card collection stolen, little did he know that a generous police officer would go above and beyond the call of duty to help him out. Bryce, aged nine, has been collecting Pokemon cards for three years and he carefully preserves them in a binder, according to Fox8. But
Jim Mininni, 58, was admitted to the ICU at Kingston General Hospital on April 28 after complaining of breathing problems. Then, just one day later Jim’s wife Cindy suffered a heart attack and was also admitted to the ICU — but at a different hospital. “[The doctor] saw my father worsening, and knew
In his presentation at Startup Fest, Cook mentioned he had recently visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. From his perspective, Cook says he noticed the man, apparently, holding something flat, rectangular and big enough to fit in a person’s palm. From a distance, Cook says, the item could certainly
By Terri ColesGord Downie’s decision to be open about his incurable brain cancer diagnosis could be a watershed moment for brain cancer research in the country, and his courage to continue to perform could provide hope for others with the disease, experts say. “The news today, while sad, also creates
As CTV News reports, fisherman Blaine Marsh caught a blue lobster last Friday near the coast of Alder Point, near Cape Breton. Blue lobsters are a rare sight for even the most seasoned lobster fisherman, and the odds of actually catching one in is about one in two million. Well hopefully this year’
The original artwork titled ‘Angel Is Waiting’ by Shelly Xue was hanging in the Shanghai Museum of Glass, roped off from visitors. The barrier didn’t stop two kids from playing around with the sculpture, and neither did the adults with them, who stood by and filmed the youngsters.
One woman’s camping trip took a wild turn she woke up to find a trio of thirsty lions enjoying a drink from outside her tent. In a post to the Facebook group Kgalagadi Sightings, Lubbe shared images and video of her up close encounter explaining the lions had arrived looking for something to drink.
If you like roller coasters but prefer to avoid the stomach-turning effects, a new theme park restaurant in England could be just for you. The aptly named Rollecoaster Restaurant at the Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire, England features roller coasters that deliever thrills and food to your table
Watching a child graduate high school is a proud moment for any parent, but perhaps more so for Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey who got to see their seven children accept their high school diplomas from Carlisle High School in Iowa.The McCaughey kids have beein in the headlines since their birth in 1997 as