1. Weird

    Canadian Olympic Athletes in Sochi Get Free Beer With Their Passports

    Hey, Olympic athletes need to unwind every now and then, too. It turns out Canada's team has the advantage in that area, though, as Molson Canadian has installed a beer fridge in their Olympic house that opens when a Canadian passport is scanned. Presumably, that beer fridge is now empty, and someone is trying desperately to wake up the Olympians.

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  2. Entertainment

    Avalanche Sharks Is a Movie, Whether We Want It to Be or Not, so Watch the Trailer [Video]

    This summer, the snow will run red with your blood. Wait, what? The inevitable next shark/natural disaster movie is here, but this time, it has way more Canada.

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  3. Weird

    Thousands of Snowy Owls Are Migrating to Florida Because It’s Too Cold in Canada

    Snowy owls tend to stick to parts of the continent that are, y'know, snowy — but anything goes in this weird post-polar vortex world of ours, and now there are reports of snowy owl sightings as far south as Florida. That's right, it's too cold in Canada for animals that have the word "snow" in their names.

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  4. Weird

    Canada Now Has a Truck Made of Ice, Because Water Is a Solid in Canada

    Last week, we learned that parts of Canada had become colder than the surface of Mars. Now they've used their powers of extreme cold to build a truck made of 11,000 pounds of ice to prove that its battery works well in cold conditions, because just being in temperatures lower than Mars didn't prove it enough.

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  5. Weird

    This Is What Happens When You Use A Water Gun Outside (When It’s As Cold As Mars)

    Yesterday we told you that a bunch of Canada got colder than Mars. Today, it looks like the same is true for the majority of North America. This guy in Northern Ontario (where it was -41°C and -41°F) filled a SuperSoaker with boiling water, went out into the cold, and created his own clouds. It's like the intense version of seeing your breath.

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  6. Science

    Hey, It Got as Cold as Mars in Canada, so Living in Canada Makes You Pretty Much Amazing

    Hey, did you know there's a vast, uninhabitable, frigid land ready to be explored if we only look up? No, not up to outer space and Mars. Up north, to Canada. Yup. Our northern neighbors recently found out what it's like to live on the surface of Mars (kind of) as temperatures plummeted to the same levels the curiosity rover braves on Mars.

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  7. Weird

    Newfies Rescue A Shark Choking On A Moose, Because Canada

    The most Canadian rescue ever went down this week near Norris Arm North in Newfoundland (that's pronounced "New-fin-land," to the uninitiated). Normal Newfie Derrick Chaulk was just driving down the coast when he spotted a beached shark, choking to death. On a moose.

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  8. Entertainment

    What Makes a Music Video “Look Canadian?” Dave Shumka Breaks it Down

    We love Canada. It gave us Chris Hadfield and our wonderful weekend editor Sam Maggs. We have a lot in common, but when something's Canadian, you can just kind of tell. Comedian, blogger, and Canadian Dave Shumka set out to qualify what makes music videos "look Canadian" over on the CBC Music Blog.

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  9. Gaming

    Huge Canadian Game Giveaway Gets Out Of Hand, Becomes American Black Friday

    Apparently Canadian companies don't care about things like profit margins, because this weekend Canadian game retailers Best Buy and Future Shop gave gamers the best deal ever: trade in literally any PS3 or Xbox 360 game and get Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag or Call of Duty: Ghosts, free. As you can imagine, things got crazy.

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  10. Entertainment

    Oh, Canada! Tonight Catch Our Own Sam Maggs on MTV Canada’s Play With AJ

    From time to time the people who bring you Geekosystem come out of the Internet and into the real world where you can see us doing real people things. Tonight you can see our Weekend Editor Sam Maggs on the MTV Canada show Play With AJ! It airs at tonight 9:30 EDT.

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  11. Weird

    Calgary Zoo Has Kitchen Raided by Gorillas for Second Time

    For the second time this year, gorillas have broken into the kitchen attached to their enclosure at the Calgary Zoo. In case you're wondering if they're supposed to be in there, a spokeswoman from the zoo said in an interview with The Globe and Mail, "They're not supposed to be in there."

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  12. Weird

    Judge Rules IKEA Monkey Won’t Be Returned to Former Owner

    The IKEA monkey caught the Internet's attention a few months ago because, well, it was a monkey in a coat at IKEA and that's the sort of thing the Internet loves. A custody battle erupted after the monkey was apprehended, and a judge has ruled that it shouldn't be returned to its former owner. What's to become of IKEA monkey?

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  13. Weird

    Man Fined $500 For Drinking A Severed Human Toe In A Shot

    You read that headline right -- a man was served a human toe in a shot, and instead of suing everyone in a 10-block radius, he is being fined $500. That's what happens when you botch Dawson City's famous Sourtoe Shot -- a shot of Yukon Jack served with a preserved human toe in it. But your not supposed to drink the toe! Come on, that's just silly.

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  14. Tech

    First Fully 3D-Printed Rifle Test Fired in Canada

    The first fully 3D-printed handgun, The Liberator, was successfully test fired a few months ago, and it seems like it may have kicked off a 3D-printed arms race. A Canadian gunsmith who goes by the YouTube username "ThreeD Ukulele" has one-upped The Liberator by creating the first 3D-printed rifle, "The Grizzly".

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  15. Space

    Happy Canada Day, Everyone! Help Chris Hadfield Decide Where to Put This Tattoo [Updated]

    It's Canada Day! Even though we're in the U.S. we thought it would be a good time to help one of our favorite Canadians solve the problem of temporary tattoo placement. Astronaut, space rock star, and Canadian Chris Hadfield tweeted out this picture of a temporary Canadian flag tattoo asking for advice on where to put it. Any suggestions?

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