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19 Things You Never Knew Invented In Canada

Happy Canada Day!

This festival is also known as Dominian Day. On this occasion, you should know why Canada is so awesome.

Do you know that 'green currency ink' was invented in Canada? Yes, it's true. Take a look at these awesome and you-didn't-know-yet products invented in Canada. Celebrate Canada Day with these awesome facts...

19 Things You Never Knew Invented In Canada

19 Things You Never Knew Invented In Canada

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1. Peanut butter was invented in Canada.

1. Peanut butter was invented in Canada.

The peanut butter was invented by Marcellus Gilmore Edson in Montreal, Quebec, and patented in 1884.

2. The Wonderbra

Happy Canada Day!

One of the most popular push-up bras was invented by Canada. Canadian Lady Corset Company trademarked its license in 1939. It was first named as Wonder-bra. In 1961, it was renamed as Wonderbra.

3. Odometer

3. Odometer

This Canadian invention changed the world of automobiles entirely. It was invented by Nova Scotia inventor Samuel McKeen.

4. The Egg Carton

4. The Egg Carton

A Canadian newspaper editor, Joseph Coyle of Smithers, British Columbia did this egg-cellent invention in 1911.

5. IMAX was invented in Canada! Yes!

5. IMAX was invented in Canada! Yes!

In 1967, IMAX was invented by filmmakers Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroiter, and Robert Kerr and engineer Robert C. Shaw. The first IMAX film was produced in 1970 by Kroiter.

6. Macintosh Apples

6. Macintosh Apples

In 1811, farmer John McIntosh affixed a wild apple tree at his South Dundas farm. It was available to people after 1835.

7. Walkie-talkie

7. Walkie-talkie

In 1937, Don Hings invented the "packset". When Canada declared war on Germany two years later, he went to Ottawa to redevelop the device for military use.

8. Green-Currency Ink

8. Green-Currency Ink

Thomas Sterry Hunt invented the ink that makes U.S. bills green, in 1862.

9. The Baggage-Tag

9. The Baggage-Tag

The first baggage tag was invented in 1882 by John Michael Lyons of New Brunswick.

10. The Paint-Roller was invented in Canada.

10. The Paint-Roller was invented in Canada.

It was invented by a Canadian named Norman Breaky in 1940, but an American named Richards C. Adams modified the design and filed the first patent.

11. Standard Time

11. Standard Time

In 1883, standtard time was brought to the U.S. and Canadian Railways by Engineer Sandford Fleming.

12. Electric Wheelchair

12. Electric Wheelchair

Electric wheelchair was invented by an engineer George Klein in 1952. 

13. Garbage bags

13. Garbage bags

In 1950, Harry Wasylyk of Manitoba and Larry Hansen of Ontario invented the first plastic garbage bag.

14. Wheelchair Accessible Bus

14. Wheelchair Accessible Bus

In 1947, Walter Harris Callow invented the first wheelchair-accessible. He was a blind, quadriplegic veteran.

15. The Foghorn

15. The Foghorn

The foghorn was invented in 1854 by Robert Foulis. He didn't patent it and died penniless.

16. Instant Replay

16. Instant Replay

The first-ever Instant Replay in 1955 was created by CBS Television producer George Retzlaff. He used a telescope.

17. Insulin

17. Insulin

Insulin wasn't developed but discovered by Toronto scientists Frederick Banting, Charles Best and James Collip didn't actuallin 1922 - it's a hormone naturally produced by the pancreas. Instead, they discovered it and learned how it could treat diabetes.

18. Rotary Snow Plow

18. Rotary Snow Plow

Dr. J.W. Elliot, a Toronto dentist first contrived the idea of a snowplow to clean up train tracks. The snowmobile and snowblower were also born in Canada.

19. Trivial Pursuit

19. Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit was invented in Canada by Chris Haney, a photo editor and Scott Abott, a Montreal sports editors in 1979.

So, it turns out that Canadian folks are responsible for the invention of things we use everyday. From Peanut butter to Trivial Pursuit, we should be thankful to the Canadians.

Also, a very Happy Canada Day! :)

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