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Poutine Cracks Top Ten List

Posted by Jer / January 4, 2007

In case you didn't catch the CBC's recently-aired "Greatest Canadian Inventions" show, I've re-posted their top ten list below. Out of 50 remarkable innovations, Poutine should be congratulated and recognized for oozing its way into the top ten, beating out the snoblower, the electron microscope and even standard time. Not to be picky though...could someone please explain to me how "insulin" or the "lightbulb" are more important Canadian contributions than the delicious delicacy that is poutine? I didn't think so.

CBC is re-airing the episode this Sunday and Monday on Newsworld.

1. Insulin
2. Telephone
3. Light bulb
4. Five Pin Bowling
5. Wonderbra
6. Pacemaker
7. Robertson Screw
8. Zipper
9. Electric Wheelchair
10. Poutine

P.S. I think they forgot the prefix Midnight.



rrrobyn / January 4, 2007 at 04:12 pm
i love that poutine is an 'invention' - i mean, a 'creation', certainly, but were the creators really sitting around saying, 'hm, you know, i am just not full enough with deep-fried potatoes, and cheese alone seems a wasteful use of calorie-burning mouth muscles, and gravy, well that should just on everything anyway, right?' 'yes! let us put them together and solve world hunger!'
and we know how that worked out.
i would like some poutine right now. and some five-pin bowling.
Sean / January 4, 2007 at 05:39 pm
Robertson Screw is number 7? Then Robertson Screwdrivers have gotta be 7b. What good would all the screws be without the proper screwdrivers?
Matthew / January 4, 2007 at 06:52 pm
I didn't know we invented the Robertson; slotted (flat head) and Phillips suck compared to Robertson.

But you'd think that the pacemaker would rank above five pin bowling.
Fairfax / January 5, 2007 at 09:03 am
Not only did we invent the Robertson screw... we're the only country in the world that uses them. I've heard many apocryphal stories about crates being sent to foreign lands where nobody knew how to open them... silly foreigners, don't they know Robertson is the best? How come it hasn't spread?
reputable financial advisors / December 13, 2016 at 01:15 pm
each time i used to read smaller posts which as well clear their motive, and that is also happening with this paragraph
which I am reading at this place.
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