Goes Back, b'y   Newfoundland Firsts

Author: History Major

If you're a Newfoundlander, you should be proud!
Here are a few tidbits of information that you may have never known before:

we were...

  • the first province to respond to Titanic's 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)
  • caught the world's largest invertebrate (giant squid)

    we are...
  • the funniest people in Canada (ask anybody)
  • the sexiest people in Canada (Macleans 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 govenor of northern Rhodesia
  • was with Abraham Lincoln at Gettysberg

    we are the only province to have its own...
  • encyclopedia
  • dictionary
  • pony
  • dogs
  • cultural publication

    B y reading this, you now know more about Newfoundland than...well, almost everyone!!

     


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