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Some things you may not have known....
« on: February 24, 2009, 05:54:21 PM »
A few days ago, just prior to our online embryo sale, I received a phone call from a cattle producer in Texas. I answered the phone and this man said who he was and then he said" I hope I did not get you out of bed". It was 5:30 pm and I assured him that it was a long time from when i usually crashed. He was absolutely amazed that we were the same time as it was where he lived. I told him that I was pretty well straight north of where he was, and that surprised him as well. ( I am not sure if he had any idea where Saskatchewan is situated). After we had talked about the sale offering for awhile, he told me that he was also surprised that he was able to understand me as good as he did. I asked him what language he thought I would speak and he said" well, I wasn't real sure, but I thought I had heard somewhere that Canada spoke another language". Well he was partly right as French is spoken in some parts of eastern Canada ( particilarly Quebec).... by the way, my offer to trade Quebec for Alaska and Hawaii still stands...

For many years, I have had numerous people say to me at the Denver show, that they are amazed that I would travel so far to attend that show. Most times I live closer to Denver than the person who is saying this to me. From my house to the outskirts of Denver, is exactly 800 miles. I am 800 miles from Omaha, 1000 from KC, 1000 miles from Chicago. Over the years, I have been asked some rather bizarre things. One lady asked me if we were able to get things like cake mixes, or hamburger helper up in Canada, or do we just eat what we can grow?( How does one answer that politely?)

I was thinking about this today and thought that it may be interesting for us to suggest some things about your home state or province that someone else may not know:
Here are a few things about Saskatchewan:

- Saskatchewan is approximately the same size as Texas. It is made up of 1/2 forest, 1/3 farmland and 1/8 of it's total area is fresh water. There are over 100,000 lakes.
Saskatchewan has 70% of the world's potash and over 80% of the world's uranium. The largest uranium mining corporation and supplier, is a Saskatchewan company and has it's world Headquarters here ( Cameco)
- Saskatchewan is second, only to South Africa in diamond mining.
- Saskatchewan exports more oil to the US than Kiwait.
-Saskatchewan produces 40% of Canada's grain.
- Saskatchewan has the second largest cow herd in Canada. There are approx 1.5 million beef cows. There are only 1.05 million people.
_ Saskatchewan is considered an agricultural economy, however forestry and mining, and energy ( oil and Natural gas) employ more people and fuel the economy more.
-Saskatchewan has some of the most accessible gold deposits in the world.
- the oil sands in Saskatchewan are bigger than the Alberta oil sands but is a little harder to access. it is estimated that there is more oil in these deposits than are found in the entire Middle east.
A new pay zone of oil has been recently tapped in SE  Saskatchewan that is reported to have more oil than Saudi Arabia.

For the lady who asked about the cake mixes and hamburger helper... here are a few things that have been invented in Canada:
- Basketball and hockey
- insulin
- light buls
- telephone
-telegraph
-television camera
- LSD was invented in my home town.... in a pych hospital in the late 50s.
- electric stove
-your blackberry
- kerosene
- plastic garbage bags
- television
- snowmobile
-plexiglass
- electron microscope
-Superman
- IMAX
and most important..... the zipper and the wonder bra.... by the way... can anyone explain to me why bra is singular... and panties is plural?  One of the many unaswered questions that bug me!!

Oh , one more thing... Captain Kirk is Canadian..... so you better treat us right!

so.... us Canucks are more than a bunch of beer drinking, back bacon eating snow lovers.

Tell us some things that your state is famous for.
There are many more....



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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 06:11:37 PM »
buckeyes - getting whipped in championship games.
being the president state
The livestock (show) industry is a tough one- if you've never had anything worth a damn you might as well go on the internet and rundown everybody you can.

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 06:40:39 PM »
Do they have electricity up there? What about whiskey? ;D
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 06:43:48 PM »
There's a few of us here in Iowa that like Gibsons if you ever get down this way ;-) RW
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009, 07:11:31 PM »
There's a few of us here in Iowa that like Gibsons if you ever get down this way ;-) RW

Not just Iowa there RW, some Western Kansan's enjoy it as well :)
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009, 07:29:09 PM »
The buckeye actually got its name because of the nuts that looked like an open eye of a deer.

Montgomery Inn, Cincinnati's best-loved rib joint, ships 20,000 packages of ribs annually to barbecue lovers around the country.( they are finger licking good)

Ohio was the birthplace of these U.S. presidents: Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft and Warren G. Harding.

Barney Kroger founded the first Kroger's grocery store in downtown Cincinnati in 1883. Today, the chain has more than 2,500 stores in more than 30 states.

Home to White Castle (columbus oh)

Home to Victoria Secret, Abercrombie, Holister and the Limited Columbus, OH

SPORTS NUTS ANSWER THIS
What town in America is the only one to make the super bowl foot ball? Hint its located in Ohio.


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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 07:32:25 PM »
canton
The livestock (show) industry is a tough one- if you've never had anything worth a damn you might as well go on the internet and rundown everybody you can.

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 07:33:37 PM »
canton

WRONG

Try again Canton is the home to the Football Hall of Fame. The footballs are not made there. Another Hint. Wilson makes them.
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2009, 07:38:15 PM »
that was a WAGS
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009, 07:39:08 PM »
Life is too short....don't sweat the small stuff.

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2009, 07:47:26 PM »
that was a WAGS

WAGS???



Just guessing but Wild A$$ Guess is how I took it  ???
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2009, 07:48:39 PM »
that was a WAGS

WAGS???



Just guessing but Wild A$$ Guess is how I took it  ???

Okay, i am old and not familiar with alot of the text lingo.

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2009, 08:01:36 PM »
cincinatti
The livestock (show) industry is a tough one- if you've never had anything worth a damn you might as well go on the internet and rundown everybody you can.

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2009, 08:07:48 PM »
 It's further from the eastern most point of TN to the western most point, than it is from TN to Canada.
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
enough to take everything you have.   -- Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2009, 08:33:05 PM »
Kentucky has the best drink ever!

 

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