Test your knowledge of these life-changing Canadian inventions

Canada may be known for exporting maple syrup, poutine and hockey — but this country has produced inventions that have changed the world.

Gov. Gen. David Johnston and co-author Tom Jenkins have chronicled 150 of these inventions in their recent book Ingenious: How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier and Happier.

How many do you know?

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  • simus1

    Got two right by accidental ignorance. Most 19th century “first invented here first” stuff is claptrap because there were usually dozens if not more inventors worldwide doing almost identical work in parallel. Refining inventions into something capable of being mass marketed took things to an entirely different level of patented machinery, secret processes, and financing.
    As a matter of interest, the last machinery patents which gave certain parties a hammerlock on the lowest cost controlled by license production of Edison light bulbs expired practically in tandem with the banning of such “energy wasting evil items by our esteemed greenbat politicians. Quite a coincidence, bien sur

  • Art Deco

    The Lester Pearson supermarket logo is annoying. Why not a proper Canadian ensign ?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/57/Canadian_Red_Ensign_1868-1921.svg/1000px-Canadian_Red_Ensign_1868-1921.svg.png

    (And a proper anthem, while you’re all at it).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxOhk4Lk9aE