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z a c h m a t t h e w s  inquisitive guy, relishable facts banff, ab 🇨🇦 🌲🌊🏔

🌼 Feels like yesterday we were sippin’ Caesar’s on a patio 🍻 Missing you never gets easier • Happy Momma’s day Momma Bears ❤️ • Here's a fun fact for all you grammar nerds: Mother's Day was initially intended to be a day to honour and celebrate mothers individually and not collectively. That is why the apostrophe is before the "s" - making "Mother's" singular possessive instead of plural possessive 🌸

Does anyone else get pissed off at people who don't blinker?! 🚗 • Did you know that the province of Alberta, Canada is the largest rat-free populated area in the world! 🐀 I call that a win 👌🏼

Wasn’t the same sensation as wiggling my toes in the sand, but it was a nice start ☀️ • Watermelon is one of summer’s best summer treats 🍉 Did you know that watermelons are not a fruit, but a vegetable instead? They belong to the cucumber family of vegetables!

I love all the wildlife spring brings 🙌🏼 - “boom, still got it” - Phil Miller • Rabbits eat their poop 💩 Icky, yes, but they have to do it! They need to digest some of their food twice, so they eat their soft “cecotropes,” or nutrient-packed droppings. What’s commonly known as “rabbit pellets” comes out after their second round of digestion

Oh the wonders of nature 🙌🏼 Happy Earth Day Folks! 🌏 - What do you do to keep our planet healthy? • A year on Earth isn’t 365 days. It’s actually 365.2564 days. It’s this extra .2564 days that creates the need for a Leap Year once ever four years. That’s why we tack on an extra day in February every four years – 2004, 2008, 2012, etc. The exceptions to this rule is if the year in question is divisible by 100 (1900, 2100, etc), or divisible by 400 (1600, 2000, etc) 🌎

As much as the lot of us is hoping winter does a swift departure, I am glad I live in a country that gets to play in all four seasons 🇨🇦 🏂 🧗‍♂️ ⛺️ 🏊 • If you walked and never stopped – not to eat, not to rest your feet, not to get some sleep – it would take you four and a half years to walk the length of Canada’s coastline 😵 While our country might not conjure up images of blue waters and white sandy beaches, Canada has the world’s longest coastline, bordered on three sides by three different oceans: the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific. To put that in perspective, Canada has 202,080 of the world’s total 356,000 kilometres of oceanfront property ⭐️

Snowcapped mountains with a warm breeze, the highlight of my spring 😍 • It’s not uncommon to feel sad, irritated or less energetic during the winter months 😴 For some people, these are manageable ups and downs that come with the changing seasons. Here are some tips that any of us can use to raise our spirits during the last winter weeks • Keep active, lighten up (don’t hang out in the dark), focus on the positive, talk about it, and treat yo self! 🤑 • Aaaaaand a fact 👉🏼 Petroleum comes from plankton, and means “Rock oil”

As much as I love the snow, I just want to sit by a fire and cook some marshmallows! Is that too much to ask ?!? 😩 • There is a plant in Australia known as the “Suicide Plant” 🍄 because the effect of its sting can last for years, and its pain is so unbearable that people have killed themselves after touching it. Wow, even PLANTS can kill you in Australia 😐

This has to be a sure sign spring is around the corner??!? 😬 • March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. In ancient Rome, this month signaled the beginning of warfare season ⚔️

These Spring vibes put some pep in my step! 🌼 • During the spring, birds are more vocal as they sing to attract mates and warn away rivals! 🦅

London, London, London. You are quite the place 🤩 • The statue of George Washington in the Trafalgar Square in London sits on imported soil from the USA because George Washington claimed, “he would never again step foot on English soil” 🕴🏻

Headed to London, England! 🇬🇧 any recommendations? • Big Ben is one of the highlights of European tourism. But contrary to popular belief, Big Ben is not the tower, it is the bell inside it! 💡

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