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Canadarm in Action!

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Canada operated two robots within the space program. The first, Canadarm (Shuttle Remote Manipulator System), was attached to the space shuttles. The second, Canadarm2 (Mobile Servicing System), is currently attached to the International Space Station. The attached picture shows the Canadarm in action!

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Vacation and Holiday Laws

The attached image shows the number of paid holidays and annual leave for many countries. It is interesting to note that France has the most paid annual leave days at 30 while Canada falls at a mere 10. Furthermore, the United States unfortunately has 0. Do you think we should have more leave days? How fair does your country seem?

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America in Europe/Europe in America

North American cities in Europe

This image shows the placement of american cities onto a map of europe at the same latitude and vice versa. If you have ever wanted to know where you would be living in Europe or America now is your chance!

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Obesity Epidemic

Over the past twenty years, there has been a systematic increase in obesity within North America. Attached are two photos. The first depicts the rise in obesity from 1990-2010 as tracked by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the United States. The second shows the obesity rates for the Canadian provinces as measured by Statistics Canada. It is clear this is  a problem. Obesity leads to a shorter life expectancy and poorer quality of life. Furthermore, it places a burden on us all through increased health care costs which for all intensive purposes, could be eliminated through a healthy diet and regular exercise. With out some sort of health conscious revolution, the problem will only continue to worsen. I encourage all to eat healthier and get more exercise.

What are your thoughts on this issue? Is there anything that we can do or is obesity inevitable?

Obesity rates in the United States as measured by the CDC.

Obesity rates in Canada

Obesity rates in Canada as measured by Statistics Canada

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