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Over-Head
03-01-2007, 05:54 PM
For those of you who live below the big red country/ "Great White North" in North America (or perhaps somewhere's else in the world) NL is for Newfoundland
That's "New-fin-land"
NOT "Newfound-land"
Newfoundland - WOW ! Who knew...

If you're a Newfie, you should be proud! If you aren't a Newfie.....I bet you wish you
were! :)

Here are a few tidbits of information that you may never have 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.
~ First place to discover proof of the continental drift theory.
~ The only place in North America to receive a direct hit from an enemy ship during WW2

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.
~ Most pubs per square foot in Canada(George Street) #
~ The longest running radio program in North America.
~ caught the world's largest invertebrate (giant squid).


WE ARE. . ..
~ the funniest people in Canada(ask anybody)
~ the sexiest people in Canada (MacLean's 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)


A NEWFOUNDLANDER. .
~ built the world's first artificial ice arena
~ invented the gas mask
~ was once governor of northern Rhodesia
~ was with Abraham Lincoln atGettysburg


WE ARE THE ONLY PROVINCE TO HAVE IT'S OWN. . .. . . . .
~ encyclopedia
~ dictionary
~ pony
~ dogs
~ cultural publication


By reading this, you now know more
about Newfoundland than... well, almost everyone! :clap:

JBucc
03-01-2007, 05:56 PM
Booo! Go AL.

kstater
03-01-2007, 05:56 PM
Damn Canadians'

CHENZ A!
03-01-2007, 05:57 PM
Booo! Go AL.

I usually root for the AL, but it's hard since there's always like 15 Yankees on the damn squad.

Over-Head
03-01-2007, 05:59 PM
My little slice of paradise up here
www.bellisland.net (http://www.bellisland.net) :)

Skip Towne
03-01-2007, 06:02 PM
Let me know when you get indoor plumbing.

HemiEd
03-01-2007, 06:07 PM
I wish I still had the "backwards gun" to post in honor of this thread. :)


Hey, I read about that Giant Squid last week on here, was that up there?

Bill Parcells
03-01-2007, 06:10 PM
My little slice of paradise up here
www.bellisland.net (http://www.bellisland.net) :)
I'm closer to this one
http://www.ellisisland.org/?gclid=CJir16v01IoCFQtkYQodRjqpdQ

Any relation?

Over-Head
03-01-2007, 06:13 PM
Let me know when you get indoor plumbing. hush up you! :cuss:

Braincase
03-01-2007, 06:28 PM
A Newfie Cultural Publication?

That's like multipurpose bathroom reading, right?

greg63
03-01-2007, 06:31 PM
Let me know when you get indoor plumbing.

LMAO