by Diana Filer

  1. The ‘Journée Nationale des Patriotes’ falls on the same date as Victoria Day in the rest of Canada, to honour the rebellion against the British in 1837.  This year the holiday is on Monday, May 18th.
  2. The Qing was China’s last ruling dynasty. It held sway from 1644 to 1912.
  3. The domestic chicken is the world’s commonest bird.
  4. Walmart is the world’s largest corporate employer, with over 2.2 million staff worldwide.
  5. Typhoon is the regional term for a cyclone in the northwest Pacific Ocean, whereas a hurricane is a cyclone in the northeast Pacific Ocean and the north Atlantic Ocean.