If you went to elementary school in Canada you will remember the absolute torture that was colouring Nunavut on a map of Canada. The reason why Nunavut was nearly impossible to colour in perfectly is that the territory is made up of so many tiny islands. Well, it turns out one of those islands is a world record holder. Apparently, Nunavut is home to the world's largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island. Yes, it's as bizarre as it sounds.
If you're already confused then we'll break it down for you a bit more. In Nunavut, there is a fairly large island called Victoria Island. On that island, there are a series of large lakes, one of those lakes in particular, though not named is home to another island. That island also happens to have yet another lake in it. To complete the whole confusing story, in that lake is an island measuring about four acres in size. Despite being a world record holder, this island doesn't have a name.
It's also pretty likely that no one has ever set foot on this world record-setting island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island. That's because the big island that houses this whole Russian Nesting Doll of islands situation only has a population of fewer than 2000 people.
While this island isn't necessarily a new discovery, it was actually brought to the public's attention by another record-holder. Ken Jennings is famous for setting the record of the longest winning streak on the show Jeopardy, hosted by Canadian Alex Trebek.
Jennings wrote about this unique island in his column for Conde Nast Traveler back in 2012. The weekly column called Mapheads found a new weird thing in our world every single week, in one week over six years ago, the weird thing Jennings found was this small, un-named island in Nunavut.
This isn't the only island in a lake-related record that Canada happens to hold. According to Conde Nast, we are also home to the largest island in a lake, which is Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron. We also hold the reverse record of the largest lake on an island thanks to Nettilling Lake on Baffin Island.
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