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  1. Steve North

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    Quebec is the largest Canadian province in terms of land mass.........
     
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    Butterflies taste with their feet so that their newborn caterpillars won't be hatched on poisonous plants....
     
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    The very first computer virus was written for the Apple II. I know Rich Skrenta, the guy who wrote it; although I didn't know him at the time (he was 14 or 15). He later created the Open Directory Project, and my wife and I were among the first meta editors there, my wife coming in before I did. He went on to have quite a career. He created a search engine that he sold to IBM.
     
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    Environment Canada says an average 9-10 people die from lightning strikes each year, with more than 160 injuries.
     
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    I never had a fear of it. as it moves in close I open my garage door and stand there watching, as others, this magnificent display of mother nature's power.
     
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    Pet allergies can be a reaction to some harmless proteins the animal gives off. Or there can be allergens in its fur or dander. They might also be in its urine and saliva
     
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    My dog, Miki, is the sweetest, prettiest, best dog anywhere. :D

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    Did you create your Avatar with printer/scanner or scanned a photo?
     
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    What is she?
     
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    It's a filter from a photo editor. I had to play around with the slider settings some but yeah, it came from a photo.
     
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    @Shirley Martin
    He (she?) appears to be permanently smiling! Nice!
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    @Bill Boggs , she is a long haired Chihuahua. @Frank Sanoica , she doesn't smile when you try to cut her toenails. She hates that. She turns into a vicious beast. :D

    In keeping with the thread title, Chihuahuas are the smallest breed of dog.
     
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    Romania is home to almost 60% of Europe’s brown bears. They have become a problem by overtaking mountain cities looking for food.....
     
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    Space rocks are properly called 'meteors' when they are blazing through earth's atmosphere, 'meteoroids' when they are still in space, and 'meteorites' if they survive the trip to Earth's surface
     
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    Hurricane Allen, a Category 5 storm, featured maximum sustained winds of 305 km/h in August 1980.
     
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    Centuries ago, the Spanish used huracan, an indigenous word for evil spirits and weather gods, to name the storms that sank their ships in the Caribbean. Today "hurricane" is one of three names for a rotating tropical storm with winds of at least 74 miles (119 kilometers) an hour. These storms are called hurricanes when they develop over the Atlantic or eastern Pacific Oceans. They are cyclones when they form over the Bay of Bengal and the northern Indian Ocean, and they are typhoons when they develop in the western Pacific.
     
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    Grover Cleveland fathered a child, but refused to be a dad. Once the woman gave birth he had baby sent someplace else...and he had the woman committed insane asylum. She was released once they figured out she was not the crazy one.
     
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    I've been thinking I might visit Quebec. I want to stop off this side of Montreal and spend a few days in Three Pines. To stay in tune with the title Three pines was established during the war when the British and the Colonies fought the war for independence. Those colonist who agreed with England fled north. When some of them came out of the forest in a large clearing, they stopped, stayed, and built a cabin, leaving three pine trees standing together. The purpose: British citizens fleeing north didn't always know when they were in Canada so the word was spread when you come to three pines, you're safe. Been thinking I'd like to visit this spot off the beaten path.
     
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    Bill............... you will have to go to the Eastern Townships for that spot and when you get there, beware of the Inspector Armand Gamache of the QPP (Quebec Provincial Police) who is still looking for someone that is a murderer ..........
    Been there and I was cleared after some long sessions of interrogation ...
     
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    Knowlton, the picturesque village in theEastern Townships, voted by L'Actualité Magazine as one of the prettiest towns in Quebec, is the commercial and cultural
    center of the Town of Brome Lake.

    Discover the village that is the inspiration forLouise Penny's "Three Pines"and become part of Inspector Gamache's"Three Pines Friendly"family.

    Only 100 km from Montreal, Knowlton is the ideal holiday destination, in both summer and winter with its lake, public beach, marina, golf courses, walking paths and nearby ski hills. The village is well-known for its many boutiques and antique dealers, restaurants and cafes, country inns and B&Bs. Knowlton is also a bilingual village with its residents and business owners as comfortable in English as in French.
     
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    This is the fifth time Disney World has closed since opening in 1971 in anticipation of a hurricane. There were reports of Cinderella's castle being dismantled
     
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    Nitrogen is the most abundant element in the earth's atmosphere.
     
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    Middle Island, ON sits in Lake Erie as the southern most point in Canada.. It has latitude coordinates of 41°40′53″N.. Although there are no permanent residents and it's part of a conservation area, it serves as part of Ontario..
     
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    The US city with the largest population is New York City. It had 8,175,133 people in the 2010 census. The estimated population now is 8,537, 673.
     
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    This is several of the larger islands of the country of Seychelles. Ruled by British during 19th. Century, became an independent protectorate I think in 1976. Consist of over 100 islands! Located in Indian Ocean about 900 miles east of East Africa, all alone by themselves. Absolutely beautiful, favorite of 1970s Jet-Setters, tourist destination for high-class jaunts. But do you know.........

    Extremely high poverty level amongst inhabitants.
    Extreme disparity of distribution of wealth.
    HIGHEST incarceration rate in the world, 15% higher than US!
    Population is only approximately 100,000 total.
    Frank
     
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