Happy Canada Day!
Fun Facts that make Canada awesome:
- Same-Sex marriage is legalized in the ENTIRE country.
- Since 1790, the US has had 16 banking crises and Canada has had zero. (Source)
- Canada ranks 5th on the human freedom index (US is ranked 7th) (Source / PDF)
- Canada is the 3rd best place to live. (Source)
- Canada is the 2nd most educated country (Source)
- Ranked #9 for least corrupt country (tied with Australia) (Source)
- Canadians get paid maternity leave. (source)
- Canada got rid of the penny (Source)
- Rank 18 on Press Freedom Index (US is 46th) (Source)
- 8th (as of 2013) most peaceful country. (Source)
- Ranks 7th on the Social Progress Index (2014) (Source) (Source2)
- Canada’s middle class is now the world’s richest [middle class] (Source)
and corporations aren’t people, and no one can refuse any form of medical coverage because it “interferes with their beliefs”
"Hey, kid, ain’t ya heard the news? Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die." -Freddie Langone, Boston city councilor
Leaking crypt at Cullman Memory Gardens in Alabama. There are many reasons why this could happen, one is casket-failure. Casket-failure is when the dead begin to putrefy, and the liquid emits from their bodies, the casket rusts out from the inside, causing the liquid to run out front of the chamber. Another possibility is “exploding casket system”, where sealed caskets with no ventilation sometimes experience an accumulation of gases emitted from decomposing bodies. The buildup of gases sometimes becomes so intense and pressurized that the casket explodes. An explosion not only disturbs the body but can also destroy at least part of the crypt as well.
Photo credit: Amanda Shavers-Davis/The Cullman Times)
Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore. Located on 15.5 hectares of prime land on Marina Bay, it is the world’s most expensive building, costing $5.7 billion USD.