Five Canadian Weather Inventions

Posted by on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Canada is the most educated country in the world so it should come as no surprise that we have created a few things.

Combine our education with our weather and we come out with a list of five Canadian weather inventions.

The Snow Blower: A machine that clears fallen snow by blowing it to the side. It certainly gets good use in Canada.

Steam-Powered Fog Horn: The first automated steam-powered foghorn was invented by Robert Foulis, a Scotsman who emigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Snowmobile: A motor vehicle, especially one with runners in the front and caterpillar tracks in the rear, for traveling over snow.

Beartrap (helicopter device): The beartrap is the Canadian name of a device invented for smaller warships, like frigates and destroyers, that carry helicopters. While not essential to enable embarked helicopters to operate from small escort vessels, it enables them to operate in a wider range of weather conditions.

Ice Hockey:  A fast contact sport played on an ice rink between two teams of six skaters, who attempt to drive a small rubber puck into the opposing goal with hooked or angled sticks. It developed in Canada in the 19th century.

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