150 Times The World Should Have Thanked Canada
There's nothing left to say, except you're welcome.
Isn't it weird that Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this year? Even though this is a huge milestone, it kind of feels like Canada's been around for much, much longer.
And a big part of that is because Canada's literally full of diversity and innovation. We've left our mark on the whole world with some amazing artists (Drake, HMU), sports teams, inventions, and much, much more!
In fact, it's almost like we don't get enough recognition for how amazing we truly are. Just imagine living in a world without any of these Canadian-made creations...
AKA the best artist to listen to when you're going through a breakup.
"Scars To You're Beautiful" reminded girls around the world that they're already BEAUTIFUL.
For unleashing these screamo kings on the world... well, you're totally welcome.
Anne of Green Gables.
Yes, as in your fave TV show as a child.
Remember the whole "neckties with tank tops and spiked cuffs" trend the Earth went through in the mid-2000s? Yeah, you have this pop-punk princess to thank for it.
Banff National Park.
Canadian James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. I guess you could say everything's come full circle today: without James Naismith, there'd be no basketball. Without basketball, the Raptors wouldn't exist. And without the Raptors, who would be Drake's favourite sports team?
And the fact that we created "Franglais," a whole new language.
Started in Montreal, and now they here. And by here I mean, Toronto, Ottawa, the UK, Mexico, the US, and even Australia!
Where else would you conduct your business, TBH?
How else would the world know that drinking in LA at 26 is not a good look?
AKA, the world's best '90s light rock prince.
Canadian Club whiskey.
Canada Dry ginger ale.
And "Call Me Maybe," AKA the catchiest song in the world.
Which should be in every. single. one. of your Spotify playlists, TBH.
Cirque Du Soleil.
Their soft sounds truly charmed the world.
King of Who's Line Is It Anyway and internationally loved. You're welcome, world.
Crown Royal whiskey.
You're welcome for blessing you with such an awesome edm artist, world.
For making Quebecoise rap music shine on an international stage.
The world's best television teenage drama, bar none.
Without which there would be no Shark's Tank, and no Canadian Simon Cowell.
Like "Fake Love" hasn't been constantly streaming on your phone.
And Toronto, the city that birthed him.
Ed, Edd n Eddy.
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
Don't pretend like Strombo isn't the world's fave VJ host.
Herschel Supply Co.
AKA, the fashion designer mastermind behind many of Michelle Obama's gorgeous dresses.
Is it too late now to say that "Sorry" is probably one of the best songs of the decade?
All looks aside, our Prime Minister has done some pretty amazing things. One of his most notable accomplishments is probably the acceptance of refugees by his administration. We couldn't be more proud to call him ours.
Totally here for his on fleek cover of Toto's hit, "Africa".
Labrador Retriever dogs.
Did you know they were first bred in Newfoundland & Labrador? Mind blown eh.
And the world's newfound obsession with active wear.
Thanks, Lululemon leggings, for making me feel fit without doing anything.
... And maple taffy.
McCain french fries.
Without Buble, Christmas is just not the same.
Montreal smoked meat.
And Montreal bagels!
Honestly, nothing even needs to be said. Except: you can thank us later, world.
Don't pretend like you didn't just belt out "I'm Like A Bird" at the top of your lungs.
The world loves to hate them, but we love to love them.
And the couple powerhouse that was Chavril!
Our health-care model.
Our immigration policies are inclusive.
Our rainbow money.
Not only is he responsible for some FIRE beats but he's also collaborated with some big names in the industry like Big Sean, Jeremih, and Rihanna.
And peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, AKA the best meal in the universe.
Yes, those red Christmas flowers. You're welcome.
I mean, come on. It's delicious.
And the Canadian-lead driven love story that was The Notebook.
Because without Ryan and Rachel, The Notebook would be nothing.
Real Housewives Of Toronto.
And by extension, Ghost Busters.
All that awesomeoness is 100% filmed in Canada.
How I Met Your Mother would have been nothing without her Canadian hijinx.
And also Deadpool!
A proud Haligonian, btw!
Ummm... remember "UP"? How could you forget? She is, after all, the world's best-selling female country artist of all time selling over 85 million records.
This Canadian hottie is not only an amazing singer but he can play the guitar too! And his song "Stitches" is SO catchy. I mean, it makes sense, it did hit number four on The Billboards Hot 100.
Honestly, the mid-2000s wouldn't be the same without the smooth stylings of Simple Plan.
Created by Toronto-born artist, Joel Shuster.
The Alberta Badlands.
Our national animal just so happens to be the world's cutest animal.
The Bloody Caesar.
The Canadian National Women's hockey team.
The Canadian Rockies.
The Canadian tuxedo.
Denim on denim, friends. Lest we forget the time Britney and Justin rocked the Canadian tuxedo.
The garbage bag.
Where would you put your garbage if not for Canada?
The Halifax Public Gardens.
The Handmaid's Tale.
The IKEA monkey.
The introduction of the cultural mosaic instead of the melting pot.
The jock strap.
And when Avril totally showed her butt in 2003.
The McIntosh apple.
The Montreal Jazz Festival.
Celine Dion and James Cameron both came together to make this movie something the world won't soon forget.
The paint roller.
A classic Canadian rock band like no other.
Because "Starboy" is the theme of your night out, TBH.
A Canadian gem exported to the USA, the UK, and more. You're welcome, everyone.
Trailer Park Boys.
And by extension, Star Trek as we know it.
Winnie The Pooh.
I mean, it is filmed in Montreal, after all.