thrills on canada day.


Canada has given the United States a lot of fantastic things through the years. Some are easier to embrace than others, like this soap-tasting gum. It’s called Thrills, and it’s actually gum that’s flavored with rose water, but the result seems to taste like soap to a lot of people. Thrills got so much feedback on the taste that instead of changing the formula, they decided to run with it. Now they proudly say, “It still tastes like soap!” on the front of every pack of gum. While it likely turns a lot of people away, it must be a selling point for some since it’s been around since the 1950s.

Thanks, Canada and Happy Canada Day!

“the age of your children is a key factor in how quickly you are served in a restaurant.

we once had a waiter in canada who said, ‘could I get you your check?’ and we answered,

‘how about the menu first?’”

-erma bombeck



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  1. happy Canada day: three of my favourite singers are Canadian: Leonard Cohen, K D Laing and Neil Young and one of my favourite songs is Canadian: K D Laing’s cover of Neil Young’s ‘Helpless’ in concert 🙂

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  2. It’s one of those odd things we have here. And you can’t help it. You know it tastes like soap and yet, you chew a few for a few minutes and get a weird joy out of it. We Canucks… fun or kooky or both?

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