The Fascinating Origins of Butter Tarts—Canada’s Most Beloved Dessert
Where did the butter tart come from? And is it still a butter tart if you add bacon? Here’s the surprisingly controversial story of this sweet little treat.
The Terms “Please” and “Thank You” Don’t Exist in Danish
...But it doesn't mean Danes are lacking in manners! Don't miss our roundup of fascinating Denmark facts you didn't learn...
13 Fascinating Facts About Flowers
From the meanings of different blooms to the first flower to blossom in space, these fun facts are sure to...
Things You Should Always Do on a Wednesday
According to research, Hump Day is the best day of the week to check these items off your to-do list.
5 Tricks to Tell the Time Without Using a Watch or Clock
No watch? No problem! Here are five back-to-basics ways to tell the time, no matter where—or when!—you roam.
Welcome to the Chocolate Capital of Canada
The town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, makes a sweet stop on any traveller’s east coast adventure.
Utensils in the Dishwasher: Should They Point Up or Down?
It's a debate as old as time (or at least as old as dishwashers). Do you point your utensils up...
How Do Gas Pumps “Know” When Your Car’s Tank Is Full?
Gas pumps have been around long before "smart" technology—so how are they able to seemingly detect when your tank is...
Why English Cucumbers Are Wrapped in Plastic, But Regular Ones Aren’t
Even beyond their packaging, there are plenty of differences between English and field cukes.
This is Why Tires Have Those Little Rubber Hairs on Them
They look funny, yet every new car tire has them.
Why Are Tires Black?
The answer might surprise you: It's due to a key ingredient that greatly improves tire efficiency and overall strength.
Can You Really Be Jailed For Picking Trilliums in Ontario?
Law or urban legend? We got to the bottom of this provincial mystery once and for all.
Ontario’s Most Famous Ghost Town Might Disappear Soon
Located about four hours east of Toronto, the town of Balaclava has rightfully earned its place in Canadian ghost town...
Tired of Losing His White Car in Parking Lots, This 88-Year-Old Came Up With a Creative Solution
With its one-of-a-kind customizations, the "Bling King" is now hard to miss, day or night!
50 Funniest Town Names Across Canada
From Ontario's "Punkeydoodle's Corners" to Newfoundland's "Happy Adventure," we dare you to drive past these town signs without taking a...
These Classic TV Show Cars Will Take You Back
Do you remember these famous TV rides? Join us for a nostalgic look back at eight of the most memorable...
Why Does Easter Fall on a Different Sunday Every Year?
The date of this spring holiday is not as random as you might think.
The Real Reason Traffic Lights Are Red, Yellow and Green
There's a perfectly good explanation for those familiar traffic light colours.
You’ve Probably Been Playing Monopoly Wrong Your Whole Life
"Free parking" isn't what you think it is.
“If You Can Drive This, You Can Drive Anything!”
Built by a German motorcycle maker, this quirky little 1959 NSU Prinz 1 turned out to be a great first...
These Monogamous Animals Stay Together For Life
We can all learn a lesson in relationships from these loving animal couples.
The World’s Strangest Landmarks
They may not enjoy the fame of the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower, but these quirky landmarks still...
The World’s Largest Dog Breeds
Despite their size, these gentle giants are generally loyal, well-tempered and good-natured creatures.
This is the Rarest Eye Colour in the World
What determines the shade of your peepers? Experts weigh in on the rarest eye colour in the world—and the genetics...
Why You *Always* Have to Pee When You’re Freezing Cold
...And more wacky ways your body reacts to winter weather.
The Real Reason Aluminum Foil Has a Shiny and a Dull Side
...And is one side better than the other for baking? Industry insiders reveal all.
What Your Hair Colour Reveals About Your Health
Your hair colour can provide important clues about your overall health, from vitamin deficiencies to your cancer risk.
What Makes Hot Sauce Hot?
The science behind hot sauce—and the reason why some sauces are hotter than others—will undoubtedly change the way you think...