Bird: Snowy Owl
Still on the
Books - can you believe it?
you are breaking the law if you wash your car on the street.
It must be pleasant to take a walk around Chicoutimi. It's illegal there
a wound, an ulcer, or anything else that is considered hideous or monstrous
..."But officer, I just fell off my bike and scraped my knee!"
In Montreal, you can be fined for playing street hockey ... er, on the
In the News:
house Madness - January 9, 1927 About 800 children were
enjoying a Sunday matinée at the Laurier Palace Theater on St Catherine
Street in Montreal. Panic struck when at 2 p.m. a man yelled, "FIRE!!"
of the movie viewers sitting in the orchestra section were able to make
way out to the street. The children in the balcony section however
were not so
lucky. Of the two stairways leading to the safety of the ground
floor, one was
locked. In the space of two minutes smoke filled the air so thick
children started choking and having trouble seeing. By the time
arrived on the scene, they found children's bodies piled 8 deep in a stairway.
The projectionist, Emile Masicotte, grabbed and pulled about 30 children
safety. The firefighters sprayed the pile of bodies with water, quickly
extinguishing the fire. They cut the stairs down in order to reach them.
of the children had been only a few feet away from safety. Seventy-eight
children died that Sunday. Some from the smoke, and some crushed
death, but only a few died from the actual fire.
can blame Professor Thomas Sterry Hunt of Montreal's
McGill University for the green ink used in making American bills. This
green ink makes it extremely difficult to reproduce the bills by photography.
The U.S.A. have been printing their money with this ink since 1862.