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    Good For Nothing Canadians

    Someone mentioned something about good for nothing Canadians in another thread, so I thought I'd post some of out accomplishments.

    Canadians have been responsible for some of the best inventions of our time. Canadians should be proud of all the products we're contributed to the world market.

    acrylics (Plexiglas/Perspex/Lucite) - William Chalmers
    Actar 911 CPR Dummy - Dianne Croteau, Richard Brault and Jonathan Vinden
    air-conditioned railway coach - Henry Ruttan (1858)
    antigravity suit - Wilbur R. Franks (1940)
    Balderdash - Laura Robinson and Paul Toyne (1984)
    basketball - James Naismith (1892)
    batteryless radio (AC radio tube) - Edward Samuel Rogers Sr. (1925)
    bovril
    butter substitute
    Canadarm - SPAR and the National Aeronautical Establishment (1981)
    calcium carbide and acetylene gas (production of) - Thomas L. "Carbide" Wilson (1892)
    carcino embryonic antigen (CEA) blood test - Dr. Phil Gold (1968)
    cardiac intensive care unit (first)
    cobalt bomb - University of Saskatchewan and Eldorado Mining and Refining (1951)
    compound marine engine - Benjamin Franklin Tibbets compound revolving snow shovel (trains)
    computerized braille
    crash position indicator (C.P.I) - Harry T. Stevinson and David M. Makow (1959)



    dental mirror
    disintegrating plastic
    ear piercer
    electric cooking range - Thomas Ahearn (1882)
    electric hand prosthesis for children - Helmut Lukas (1971)
    electrical car (North America's first)
    electric wheelchair - George J. Klein
    electron microscope - Prof. E. F. Burton and Cecil Hall, James Hillier and Albert Prebus (late 1930s)
    electronic wave organ - Frank Morse Robb (1927)
    explosives vapour detector - Dr Lorne Elias (1990)
    fathometer - Reginald Fessenden
    film developing tank
    five pin bowling - Thomas E. Ryan (1909)
    foghorn - Robert Foulis (1854)
    frozen fish - Dr. Archibald G. Huntsman (1926)



    garbage bag (green plastic) - Harry Wasyluk and Larry Hanson (1950s)
    Gestalt Photo Mapper - G. Hobrough (1975)
    gingerale - John J. McLaughlin (1904)
    goalie mask - Jacques Plante (1959)
    Green ink - Thomas Sterry Hunt (1862)
    hair tonic
    heart valve operation (first)
    helicopter trap (for landing on ships)
    helium as a substitute for hydrogen in airships
    hydrofoil boat - Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin (1908)
    IMAX - Grahame Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr (1968)
    instant potato flakes - Dr. Edward Asselbegs and the Food Research Institute (1962)
    insulation
    insulin (as diabetes treatment) - Dr. Frederick Banting, Dr. Charles Best and Dr. Collip (1921)



    Java - James Gosling
    Jetline
    jolly jumper - Olivia Poole
    kerosene - Abraham Gesner (1840)
    lacrosse - played since the 1600s; William George Beers set out standard rules (1860)
    laser (sailboat) - Bruce Kirby, Ian Bruce and Hans Fogh (1969)
    lightbulb (first patented) - Henry Woodward (1874)
    liposomes



    machine gun tracer bullet
    MacPherson gas mask
    measure for footwear
    Muskol
    Newtsuit - Phil Nuytten
    newsprint - Charles Fenerty (1838)
    Nursing Mother Breast Pads - Marsha Skrypuch (1986)



    pablum - Drs. Alan Brown, Fred Tisdall, and Theo Drake (1930s)
    pacemaker - Wilfred Bigelow
    paint roller - Norman Breakey (1940)
    panoramic camera - John Connon (1887)
    Phi (position homing indicator for aircraft)
    Pictionary - Rob Angel (1986)
    pizza pizza telephone computer delivery services
    portable high chair
    Puzz-3D
    (A) Question of Scruples - Robert Simpson (1984)
    radar profile recorder - NRC (1947)
    radio compass
    retractable beer carton handle (Tuck-away-handle Beer Carton) - Steve Pasjac (1957)
    rollerskate



    screw propeller
    ski-binding
    snowblower - Arthur Sicard (1927)
    snowmobile - Joseph-Armand Bombardier (1937)
    snowplow (rotary) - invented by J.W. Elliot (1869), first built by Leslie Brothers (1883)
    steam foghorn
    standard time - Sir Sanford Fleming (1879)
    Stanley Cup - (Canada's Governor-General) Lord Stanley of Preston (1893)
    Stol aircraft - de Havilland Canada (1948)
    submarine telegraph cable
    Superman - Joe Shuster and Jerome Siegel (1938)
    table hockey - Donald Munro (1930s)
    telephone - Alexander Graham Bell (1874)
    Trivial Pursuit - Chris Haney, John Haney and Scott Abbott (1982)

    Tube expander -(North America's first) Rosaire Dumouchel (my father, still have the original one)

    variable Pitch Propeller - Wallace Rupert Turnbull (1918)
    Walkie-Talkie - Donald L. Hings (1942)
    washing machine
    wirephoto - Sir William Stephenson (1921)
    Yachtzee
    zipper - Gideon Sundback (1913)

    Quite an important list for a bunch of dummies
    Last edited by DarthBrandon; 12-28-2003 at 04:26 AM.
    THANKS FOR THE AT-TE & FALCON HASBRO. NOW IT'S TIME FOR A LARGE TANTIVE IV!

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    That's quite a list my friends
    Last edited by DarthBrandon; 12-28-2003 at 04:26 AM.
    THANKS FOR THE AT-TE & FALCON HASBRO. NOW IT'S TIME FOR A LARGE TANTIVE IV!

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    It still doesn't make up for their beady eyes, flapping heads, and saying 'Aboot' instead of 'About'. J/K. Nice list.

    MTFBWY and HH!!

    Jar Jar Binks
    Last edited by Beast; 12-28-2003 at 04:54 AM.
    THE SPY. THE SPACEMAN. THE GODDESS. THE ROBOT. THE GORILLA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JarJarBinks
    It still doesn't make up for their beady eyes, flapping heads, and saying 'Aboot' instead of 'About'. J/K. Nice list.

    MTFBWY and HH!!

    Jar Jar Binks
    Yeah, but nothing in life is perfect JarJarBinks, if it were you'd all realize how superior we are.
    THANKS FOR THE AT-TE & FALCON HASBRO. NOW IT'S TIME FOR A LARGE TANTIVE IV!

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    Just wait, Canadian Bacon could happen one day. Then we invade.

    "Surrender Pronto, Or We'll Level Toronto."

    MTFBWY and HH!!

    Jar Jar Binks
    Last edited by Beast; 12-28-2003 at 05:11 AM.
    THE SPY. THE SPACEMAN. THE GODDESS. THE ROBOT. THE GORILLA.

    AGENTS OF ATLAS - Returns in Early 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JarJarBinks
    Just wait, Canadian Bacon could happen one day. Then we invade.

    "Surrender Pronto, Or We'll Level Toronto."

    MTFBWY and HH!!

    Jar Jar Binks
    LOL, not bad my Gungan friend But remember what happened the last time you tried that, you got burned
    THANKS FOR THE AT-TE & FALCON HASBRO. NOW IT'S TIME FOR A LARGE TANTIVE IV!

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    I can't believe someone could talk so long about Canada without mentioning LANNY...
    If nothing else, the proper study of Lanny began in Canada.....

    And what about the "pirate" accent??? That's right. You all know it, the "Harrrr-be-Darrrrrrr" one... well, that's pretty much just an eastern Canadian accent, so unless you think that everyone in Historical-style pirate movies should have stuffy British accents, Canada is HUGE important (PS, ironically Brandon doesn't really talk like a pirate, despite being an east-coast-er)
    Something about him reminds me of my older brother, Rex.

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    Yes, without the contributions of certain Canadians, this world would not be the place it truly is. Plus Brandon forgot to mention the contribution of three very important people. Bob & Doug McKenzie and Tim Horton. Plus, a multitude of Canadian musicians, actors, personalities, etc.

    BTW, here is the article that lists the source of the mad-cow scare the Northwest U.S. is now experiencing. . .

    <<Timeline of U.S. Mad Cow Case


    A look at the history of a Holstein cow that tested positive as America's first case of mad cow disease.

    Between 1997 and 1999: Born in Alberta, Canada.

    August 2001: Enters United States in Eastport, Idaho, with 73 other cows. Delivered to a Mattawa, Wash., finishing company that feeds young cattle until maturation.

    October 2001: Sold to Sunny Dene Ranch in Mabton, Wash.


    Dec. 9: Slaughtered at Vern's Moses Lake Meats in Moses Lake, Wash. Carcass sent to Midway Meats in Centralia, Wash., for deboning. Meat cuts sent to two processing plants in the Portland, Ore., area - Willamette Valley Meats and Interstate Meats - which ground the beef and sell some to retailers in Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada.
    >>


    True, they have not pinpointed whether the calf was infected here in the States, or while he was in Canada. But if you ask me my opinion about the situation, two words come to mind.


    Blame Canada!
    "The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see, the future is. But this I am sure of - do their duty the Jedi will." --Yoda from Attack of the Clones.

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    They are also making a lot of Movies of the Week, episodic television shows, and feature films of late! Thanks a ton!

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    Canada? Never heard of it.
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