Here are the places, people and things that make Canada totally awesome. We set out to gather as much interesting information about this country as we could, then we plotted it all on an interactive map. Did you know Canada built a giant UFO landing pad? Or a series of tiny prisons? You’ve definitely never seen the country like this before.
Time is running out for dozens of beached whales in Florida. Wildlife workers will make a second attempt today to lead 41 pilot whales out of dangerously shallow waters, after they ended up about 20 miles west of where they normally live. Of the 51 whales that washed up in the Everglades, six were found dead, and 4 already had to be euthanized. More on this and other stories below:
The ‘glass ceiling’ is still limiting women’s careers. In 2002, women held just 14 per cent of the most senior positions in companies across Canada, now at 11 years later, that number has only risen to 18 per cent. ‘And we also can’t forget those women who are still struggling with pay-equity issues,’ CEO of Plan International Canada Rosemary McCarney said.
A national blacklist makes stolen phones worthless. Vancouver police are urging smart phone users to jot down their phone’s International Mobile Equipment Identity number so that if stolen, it can be added to a list that would prevent it from being reactivated by anyone else. The IMEI number can be accessed by checking the white label underneath the device’s battery or by dialing *#06#.
Don’t get brokenhearted or anything, but love actually makes you stupid. Researchers from Leiden University and the University of Maryland found that the more in love someone is, the less cognitive control they have. Surprisingly, there was no difference between male and female performance in their tests, so both genders are equally susceptible.
Rob Ford may have tried to buy the crack video. Newly released wiretap summaries allege that Toronto’s mayor offered ‘five thousand and a car’ for a video, but the video in question can’t yet be confirmed. Alleged gangster Liban Siyad was also heard on wiretaps saying that Ford had been ‘smoking his rocks’ that day at 15 Windsor Road, which police believe to be a crack house.
Universal Pictures shut down production of ‘Fast & Furious 7′ indefinitely. The studio announced yesterday that after the death of the movie’s star, Paul Walker, the film will shut down ‘for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.’ Walker died in a fiery crash north of Los Angeles while the film was on break for the Thanksgiving holiday.