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zach matthews  cool guy, cool facts ยฉ banff, ab ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ”

Oh yea, a lazy Monday it is ๐Ÿ˜ด โ€ข Otters can have up to one million hairs per square inch! There are two layers of furโ€”an undercoat and then longer hairs that we can see ๐Ÿ‘€ The layers manage to trap air next to the otterโ€™s skin, which keeps the otters dry and warm and also helps with buoyancyโ€”pups have so much air trapped in there, they actually canโ€™t dive under water, even if they want to! ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ

A refreshing ocean mist....look closely, you can see it on my lens ๐Ÿ˜… โ€ข Victoria has the second highest number of restaurantsย perย capita in North America, second only to San Francisco - We visited most ๐Ÿคค๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฑ๐ŸŸ

You guys were right....The city ain't for me - Back to Banff I go ! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ โ€ข Sandcastles are more dangerous than sharks ๐Ÿฆˆ Since 1990, sandcastles have caused 16 fatalities, compared with the 12 killed in shark attacks ๐Ÿค”

Ahhhhh Friday โœŒ๐Ÿผ - BC is home to the worldโ€™s largest hockey stick! ๐Ÿ’ It was originally created for the Expo 1986 and then acquired by the city of Duncan, BC, where it is on display today. The stick is 62m long, weighs 62,000 lbs and is therefore 40 times the size of a regular hockey stick! A dam stick made for King Kong ! ๐Ÿฆ

A very cool experience getting to see so much coastal marine life! Tofino, B.C. You were cool ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผalso, can you spot the derpy seal? ๐Ÿ˜‚ โ€ข A seal can hold its breath for up to 2 hours, which is a record in the animal world! ๐Ÿ†

This weekend was not baaaaaad at all ๐Ÿ˜ โ€ข Bighorn Sheep typically swallow their food and then regurgitate it later and chew it up more before swallowing it! Kinda like how most of us spent our weekend ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Happy Canada Day ya'll ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿค  You know what to do ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿบ โ€ข Canada's flag became official on February 15, 1965, almost 100 years after it became a country in 1867. Canada has used approximately 13 different flag designs since 1497 before finally settling on the Maple Leaf โ€ข BONUS FACT๐Ÿ˜›: The name kanata is from the Iroquoian language meaning, "village." When French explorer Jacques Cartier was invited by the Iroquois to their village "kanata," he thought that was the name of the country ๐Ÿ˜‚

Reminiscing ๐Ÿป โ€ข Polar bears are the largest land predators on earth. They can stand more than 11 feet high and weigh more than 1,700 lbs ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

New job, who dis? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ โ€ข Camels have three eyelids on each eye. One acts as a windsheild wiper in sandstorms ๐Ÿซ

On to Adulthood ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Bittersweet leaving the Bow Valley. I may not be waking up to views of the mountains, but I will see you on the weekends! Thanks for the years of adventures. Will miss you all ๐Ÿ˜˜ โ€ข The largest lake in Banff National Park, Lake Minnewanka, is man-made. When it was dammed, the water level rose and drowned the tiny resort village of Minnewanka Landing ๐Ÿ‘ป

Any ideas for a caption? I'm stumped ๐Ÿ˜… โ€ข The tree species with the thickest bark is the Redwood, its bark can be up to 24 inches thick! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

That look of "awe" is a daily thing here in the Bow Valley ๐Ÿ˜ โ€ข If all of the water vapor in the Earthโ€™s atmosphere fell at once, distributed evenly, it would cover the entire earth with about an inch of water ๐ŸŒง

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