This amazing 1 Million Dollar coin, one of 5, is on display at the Royal Ontario Museum. The Royal Canadian Mint produced this 100kg bad boy in Ottawa in 2007, made of 99999 pure gold bullion, to show off a little. After some big-shots came forward wanting one for their vaults, the Mint made 4 more.
In October 2007, the Guinness World Records recognized the Canadian Million Dollar Coin as the largest gold coin.
Artist and senior engraver Stan Witten design the Tail side of the coin featuring some polished maple leafs, of course. The Head side by Canadian portrait artist Susanna Blunt oddly shows an effigy of Stephen Colbert (not Canadian) in drag, I mean Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (also not Canadian).
Not shown is the giant change-purse with a native beaded depiction of the Littlest Hobo in the next room.
Here’s a few great ads that really accentuate getting toasted. Why drink a little when a lot is so much better?
In 1966, a number of people died in Quebec from excessively drinking Dow Beer. Mr. Gendron, the President of Dow Breweries made light of the situation, claiming you would need to drink 28-38 bottles of beer a day or something like to have a fatal result. Clearly from the advertising below Dow wasn’t suggesting that people drink that much beer – a two shelves of beer to one shelf of food is a normal ratio in a refrigerator.
Joe Shuster was a Canadian comic book artist who co-created Superman for DC Comics, with writer Jerry Siegel. Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 in June of 1938 and then made his second appearance in Superman #1.
Think of just how Canadian Superman is.
He immigrated to Earth and was welcomed.
His alter-ego is very polite.
Metropolis is Metropolitan Toronto.
He works at the Daily Planet which is the Daily Star (Today the Toronto Star).
His girlfriend is a Female star reporter which would be far more likely in Canada in the 1930’s who was considerably more progressive.
Also, Superman’s weakness for the Kryptonite is similar to Margaret Trudeau’s weakness for Rolling Stones.