From secret underground laboratories to UFO landing sites Canada may seem like a great place, but it is also rather strange. This article lists 13 strange facts that you did not know about this country. Did you know that Canada is the first by the number of garters snakes in the world? Or, for example, that annual bath races are held here? What about the unusual attempts of the local population to come into contact with extraterrestrial civilizations or a unique connection between Newfoundland and the planet Mars? Here are 13 very strange things about Canada that you hardly knew before. Just 130 kilometers north of Winnipeg there is a place called “Narcisse Snake Dens”.
This is a reserve in which every spring tens of thousands of garters snakes crawl out of their burrows for several weeks from mid-April to the early numbers of May. Fortunately, there are special areas for observation, from which you can watch snakes from afar. When it comes to finding new forms of matter, Canada is one of the leading countries in the international scientific arena, and that’s thanks to SNOLAB. This site, specially designed to study neutrino particles and dark matter behavior, is the most deeply located sterile laboratory in the world dedicated to this type of work. The laboratory was built in a mine to avoid interaction with natural and solar radioactivity. Each spring, huge blocks of ice breaking off glaciers in Greenland pass through the so-called “iceberg avenue” past the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Local businessmen seize the opportunity and select pieces of these wandering giants for use in their unusual business ideas. So, water obtained from an iceberg is added to alcoholic beverages (wine, vodka, beer) and even to skin care products. One of the most unique projects in Canada, dated to the centenary of the country in 1967, is the construction of the first landing site for UFOs in the city St. Paul, Alberta. The city authorities provided a land plot, and local businessmen ordered construction materials and labor for the construction of a cement site. The site was even officially opened by representatives of the federal government. Do not think, they arrived by helicopter, and not by a spacecraft. The most famous field of application for this element is the manufacture of atomic clocks, which are so precise that they will be 2 seconds behind only after 65 million years of use.
It is also used as a lubricant for large-scale drilling operations. In the Banff National Reserve there are crossings specifically made for animals. They use grizzlies, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars, elks, deer, lynx and other forest dwellers. By 2014, 38 such underground and 6 above-ground passages were built. The first was completed in 2012