Canada Mints New Superman Coins

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To celebrate the 76 years of Superman, the Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Royal Canadian Mint have created four new collector coins featuring Superman from DC Comics. The decision to continue making these limited edition coins was made after the last year’s sale of Superman coins was a complete success. The newest four collector coins were crafted from gold and silver, after which the colors were applied by hand. Any true fan of superman would be delighted to own one of such coins to show off to his friends and buddies.
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Canada Goose Nests on Downtown Milwaukee Bridge

Michael and Michelle Schwade stand with their two kids, Samuel 4, and Ellie 1, while looking at a Canada goose that has taken up residence on near the Wisconsin Ave. Bridge on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The goose is near to the statues dedicated to Gertie the duck who made international news when she built her nest next to the same bridge in 1945 and captured the attention of Milwaukee at the end of the war. A statue commemorating “Gertie the Duck” sits on the other side of the bridge. The goose has several eggs she is sitting on. (Mike De Sisti) Continue reading »

Jeff Friesen by Ghost Train Crossing Canada

Jeff Friesen‘s photography project entitled ‘The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada’ appears to show a train crossing Canada – but, in fact, the train is just two inches tall. His work captures the travels of a scale model vintage 1955 streamliner passenger train against picturesque landscapes. Continue reading »

Polar Bear is Ready to Step Up as Canada’s National Emblem

According to a Reuters report on October 28, a Canadian senator has launched a campaign to replace the industrious beaver with the indomitable polar bear as her country’s national emblem. Describing the beaver as “a dentally defective rat,” Conservative politician Nicole Eaton told the Senate that beavers wreak havoc on the dock at her waterfront cottage every summer.

“A country’s symbols are not constant and can change over time,” she said. “The polar bear, with its strength, courage, resourcefulness and dignity is perfect for the part.”

A polar bear swims underwater in the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec, Canada, on October 31. According to Environment Canada, Canada is home to around 15,000 of the estimated 20,000 polar bears in the world. The U.S. (Alaska), Russia, Denmark (Greenland) and Norway are the other four countries where polar bears can be found. (Mathieu Belanger / Reuters / David R Arnot)