I have a hotmail address that I got when I still lived in Vancouver, so when I sign out, it drops me off at msn.ca. Once I get there, they always have links that I can click on and waste more time. Cause, y’know, I don’t waste enough time already. I always know that the article I’m clicking to read will not enrich my life in any significant way, and yet….
Like the latest. Just in case you Americans thought that the heartland of your own nation was unique in its love for the World’s Biggest Things.
Canada may not have the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. But no Canadian could possibly be jealous of their neighbors to the south, after catching a glimpse of the World’s Largest Perogie.
I was strangely disturbed to find that, despite being the 2nd smallest province, Nova Scotia (where I grew up) has two of the eleven Big Things, including the large statue of Glooscap near where my parents live. That’s the way we Canadians do it, of course. If we want to excel, we pick some area where there isn’t a lot of competition. Big statues of Glooscap. Curling.
I’ve also seen the World’s Largest Canada Goose statue. And I may have seen the World’s Biggest Lobster, though I’m not sure; I might be confusing it with the theme park (also in New Brunswick) with the big lobster slide (I was only 7 when we went there). Or maybe they’re the same place, part of one big lobster-themed tourist destination?
Oddly, no mention at all of the World’s Biggest Hoe.