Unbelievable Facts. Source: unbelievable-facts.tumblr.com/. Terry Fox was a cancer patient who ran 3, 339 miles across Canada in ‘ days before dying.. They teach us this in 1st grade in Canada. Doesn't everyone know this?
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#71 - gorillaztwentyfour (02/16/2014) [-]
In the comments below you'll only find Canadians wondering why this content implies that nobody else on earth knows who Terry is.
User avatar #373 to #71 - capinsquiggles (02/17/2014) [-]
I apologize for the stupidity of my fellow Canadians when they assume that everyone in the world knows something that happens in their own country.
#44 - ipostcp (02/16/2014) [-]
Something great happens in Canada.

Nobody knows about it.
User avatar #14 - ultimatebadass (02/16/2014) [-]
I'm canadian so it didn't even occur to me that people didn't know who he was. We had terry fox runs in school and everything
User avatar #307 to #14 - theodordronen (02/17/2014) [-]
That's not so bad. I'm from Norway and I'd be surprised if you knew a single Norwegian...

I did however know Terry Fox due to attending international school in Belgium 2 years
User avatar #332 to #307 - hipickausername (02/17/2014) [-]
Mark zuccarello is the only norwegian i know
User avatar #393 to #332 - theodordronen (02/17/2014) [-]
Ooh, I'll take it
User avatar #1 - guywithafork (02/16/2014) [-]
They teach us this in 1st grade in Canada. Doesn't everyone know this?
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#17 to #11 - swagloon (02/16/2014) [-]
Excellent place to put some red thumbs.
Excellent place to put some red thumbs.
User avatar #18 to #1 - fyaq (02/16/2014) [-]
Do you learn about Lewis and Clark or about the Pinta Nina and Santa Maria?
User avatar #32 to #18 - theviusking (02/16/2014) [-]
Canadians learn about both Canada and USA, we also learn about the Europeans and etc around the world. Im gonna guess the Americans learn about every president, every thing America did and they know like 3 facts about everywhere else.
#21 to #18 - viniboy (02/16/2014) [-]
About the Pinta, Nina, and the Santa Maria: Columbus discovered the New world, or the Americas. People say he discovered America, but they mean he discovered the Americas. Columbus never set foot on what is now the US. I know everyone in the Americas learned about his voyage at an early age, as well as Spain and Italy, not sure about the rest of the world, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did.
User avatar #20 to #18 - guywithafork (02/16/2014) [-]
3 out of 4 yes.
User avatar #42 to #1 - itsthetie ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
never heard about the guy in Denmark, he seems like he was a badass though
#230 to #1 - rdobet (02/17/2014) [-]
No, I learned about Columbus in slightly increasing detail every year for 9 years straight though.
#302 to #1 - anon (02/17/2014) [-]
i thought everyone already knew this but if not, this needs to be taught at everywhere.
#372 to #1 - anon (02/17/2014) [-]
Oh, I'm so sorry. We were too busy visiting death camps and learning about Hitler or Stalin here in Poland.
User avatar #243 to #1 - enteroreninenine (02/17/2014) [-]
Not everyone is Canadian
#163 to #1 - platinuminfernape (02/16/2014) [-]
Uncultured American swine   
 sarcasm
Uncultured American swine
sarcasm
User avatar #154 to #1 - xolotyl **User deleted account** (02/16/2014) [-]
No one in the U.S. learns this or really anything about Canada in school
#232 to #154 - rdobet (02/17/2014) [-]
Honestly before I went on the internet more, I knew almost nothing of canada
List of everything I knew.
1.) Divided in providences
2.) Has Capitals
3.) Has Hockey
4.) They speak French somewhere
5.) Acadians
6.) How to pronounce Newfoundland
User avatar #295 to #232 - Crimsonfox ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
Its pronounced " ****** Newfie Bastards"

- Me, a Nova Scotian (the province next to that one)

And while the canadian kindness stereotype can be true, this is for the most part how most maritimers speak.
User avatar #205 to #1 - kan (02/17/2014) [-]
Yeah, and we had a Terry Fox Run fundraiser every year in elementary school, before which we would watch the same documentary about Terry Fox and listen to The Proclaimer's "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)".
User avatar #226 to #205 - guywithafork (02/17/2014) [-]
Oh god that song so many times.
#5 to #1 - tristmilt (02/16/2014) [-]
That's because he was Canadian.
User avatar #6 to #5 - guywithafork (02/16/2014) [-]
We also learned about other idols in different countries. It seemed everyone knew about him. I guess that's just Canada.
#8 to #6 - feragon (02/16/2014) [-]
I went to school in Portugal and we had Terry Fox day every year, where we would fund-raise for cancer research. There was also a Terry Fox marathon held in Lisbon every year.

I did however attend an international school, so I doubt most people would have heard of him.
#45 to #8 - guicosta (02/16/2014) [-]
You're joking right? Please tell me you're joking, I've never heard of such events taking place and I've lived here for 21years.
You're joking right? Please tell me you're joking, I've never heard of such events taking place and I've lived here for 21years.
#185 to #45 - feragon (02/17/2014) [-]
É no Parque das Nações normalmente algures em Abril ou Maio, se procurares no google deve aparecer. Mas se andaste na escola pública ou num colégio português é pouco provável que tenhas tido conhecimento disto, eu andei num colégio internacional por isso sabia da existência do Terry Fox e da corrida devido à comunidade Canadiana presente no colégio e ao facto de que os embaixadores do Canada iam lá falar sobre isto quase todos os anos.
#354 to #185 - foreveragunner (02/17/2014) [-]
Ninguem liga, tuga.
#395 to #185 - guicosta (02/17/2014) [-]
Andei numa escola católica privada em Cascais, mas foi assim um andar um bocado mais nas nuvens do que na escola, por isso não sei se eles lá festejam isso ou não. Mas tambem não sinto que perdi muito, o Terry foi um gajo com muita vontade para começar e acabar um feito destes, mas não foi uma coisa que mudou o mundo.
Andei numa escola católica privada em Cascais, mas foi assim um andar um bocado mais nas nuvens do que na escola, por isso não sei se eles lá festejam isso ou não. Mas tambem não sinto que perdi muito, o Terry foi um gajo com muita vontade para começar e acabar um feito destes, mas não foi uma coisa que mudou o mundo.
#396 to #395 - feragon (02/17/2014) [-]
Andaste nas salesianas?

Eu sou de Cascais

Mas sim estou de acordo, no fundo é um ícone da batalha contra o cancro e uma pessoa que mostra que o poder do querer é imenso. Mas como dizes, não mudou o mundo.
#397 to #396 - guicosta (02/17/2014) [-]
Colégio Amor de Deus. Se tu tiveste numa internacional e és de Cascais deves ter andado na Saint Julians, certo? Não conheço mais nenhuma aqui perto...
#398 to #397 - feragon (02/17/2014) [-]
Andei no St.Dominic's que é em São Domingos de Rana, e depois mudei me para um que abriu à pouco tempo chamado Oeiras International School (que apesar de ser em "Oeiras" é em Barcarena/Caxias). Mas agora estudo no Reino Unido.

Nem sei porque é que não me lembrei do CAD haha
#399 to #398 - guicosta (02/17/2014) [-]
Ninguem se lembra do CAD, só os meninos da quinta da marinha é que se lembram (são basicamente 90% dos que lá andam). Tenho uns amigos a estudar no UK tambem, foram paì tirar cursos haver com produção de video, eles curtem disso, provavelmente ai ficam (como qualquer jovem em Portugal, já é raro o que planeia cá ficar). Curtes disso aì? Queres voltar?
#400 to #399 - feragon (02/17/2014) [-]
Eu por agora quero arranjar um trabalho que me deixe andar pelo mundo a viajar, eu estudo Economia por isso sou capaz de ir para um sector na industria banqueira, contudo ainda estou a considerar a carreira diplomática, mas sei que no Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros é fodido sacar promoções se não tiveres afiliações políticas, por isso não sei se tenho paciência para aturar com burocracias e merdas de favoritismos.

Curto imenso de estar aqui, e como sempre andei num colégio internacional não tive problemas em adaptar-me nem nada. Mas Cascais é Cascais, e Portugal é um país super bacano. Apesar das merdas todas que se vivem agora, temos imensa sorte de termos o país que temos não só pelo clima mas a maneira de sermos e a qualidade de vida que levamos são de invejar para muitos.

Mas como disse, por enquanto quero é andar por aí a saltar de país em país e ver o mundo, não como turista, mas sim a trabalhar. Se puder trabalhar uns tempos em Portugal sou capaz de aceitar, mas não quero estar preso em ado nenhum. Contudo quando chegar a altura da reforma, tenho quase a certeza que volto; mas por enquanto tenho de acabar o curso haha.





#401 to #400 - guicosta (02/17/2014) [-]
Os meus objectivos são basicamento iguais, tambem quero acabar o curso e depois passear como trabalhador, para mais tarde reformar aqui em Tugalia. Curtia ver Asia, Oceania e norte da Europa, ficar num pais até aprender a lingua e depois mudar para outro. Ilhas tem mesmo que ser, não quero ficar preso a nada até ter vivido no Hawaii, Indonesia, Nova Zelandia, etc...
Tou a ver é que um dia somos mais tugas lá fora do que cá dentro, e todos com cursos e desejos de ver o mundo. Descobridores não nos sai do sangue, vamos governar isto tudo outra vez.
#402 to #401 - feragon (02/17/2014) [-]
É isso mesmo haha

#158 to #6 - anon (02/16/2014) [-]
The US replaces teaching about other cultures with teaching the wrong version of US history 3 times so that college teachers have stuff to correct
#364 to #158 - anon (02/17/2014) [-]
and then 90% of colleges still manage to get it wrong, and those people who read books outside of class just be sitting there like.. well, heres why you're incorrect regarding this lesson professor, and here lie my sources, but of course, how silly of me, you are the one teaching, right of course.
#275 to #158 - anon (02/17/2014) [-]
this. ******* this.
User avatar #330 to #6 - trivdiego (02/17/2014) [-]
I watched a documentary on him in school (US) like 3 months ago. Hardly a widely known thing though
User avatar #293 to #6 - wallbuilder (02/17/2014) [-]
Do you know about... Ned Kelly?
#29 to #6 - applescryatnight ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
never learned about him in america. might just be my school.
#132 - pjflash (02/16/2014) [-]
How would I know who this guy was? I live in Norway.
#142 to #132 - adrenalinbbq (02/16/2014) [-]
Dumb stupid American!
User avatar #143 to #142 - pjflash (02/16/2014) [-]
American..?
#145 to #143 - adrenalinbbq (02/16/2014) [-]
Sattire, my dear friend. Playing the part of the FJ community who believes everyone who doesn't know some random fact about another country is American.
User avatar #147 to #145 - pjflash (02/16/2014) [-]
I kinda get your point.
User avatar #49 - enkmaster (02/16/2014) [-]
My shop teacher told us a joke last year:

What goes clickety clack then dies?

Terry Fox.

My shop teacher's a douche.
#108 to #49 - ugoboom ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
Offensive humor is best humor
#199 - gritsandbacon (02/17/2014) [-]
"Doctors told me I had cancer, so that day, I decided to go for a little run.

First I got to Quebec, and they hon hon hon'd at me, when I got there figured I might as well run to Niagara. When I got there, figured I might as well run to Toronto. Then I thought since I got this far, might as well run across the great nation of Canada."
User avatar #247 to #199 - haseotakaeda (02/17/2014) [-]
Look at the geography of Canada and then consider the order of locations
#253 to #247 - gritsandbacon (02/17/2014) [-]
I see it as the same way Gump doubled back over his trip when he reached the ocean.

Ocean = America
User avatar #25 - hasanaat (02/16/2014) [-]
We have a ******* day reserved for him... everybody in Canada knows who he is.
#129 to #25 - ihateemo (02/16/2014) [-]
American here, never heard a single reference to the man,
User avatar #115 to #25 - fjaggot (02/16/2014) [-]
but Canada ain't everybody. I as a europan citizen am hearing this for the first time
#338 - anon (02/17/2014) [-]
I'm Canadian and I didn't even think about the world not knowing who he is
#122 - verycoolcat ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
Then its not a race for hope... its a death march.
User avatar #128 to #122 - purealterego (02/16/2014) [-]
It is a race for Hope. While he was running across, he raised millions of dollars. And now with the foundation still going, it's raised over 500 million canadian dollars. It could have raised more into 10 digits but I was to lazy to check.
#322 - esmebuffay (02/17/2014) [-]
MFW I'm Canadian and I've known this since I was old enough to digest solids.
MFW I'm Canadian and I've known this since I was old enough to digest solids.
User avatar #324 to #322 - Leopard (02/17/2014) [-]
I bigger unbelievable fact is that merican's don't know about this.
#233 - deliriix (02/17/2014) [-]
It just occurred to me that this isn't common knowledge... Fun fact, Terry's final stop was in my city.
User avatar #239 to #233 - realbaddude (02/17/2014) [-]
was that thunder bay
User avatar #240 to #239 - deliriix (02/17/2014) [-]
Yeah man.
User avatar #260 to #233 - wooyoungkim (02/17/2014) [-]
Thunderbay, Ontario correct? I lived in Oakville.
User avatar #384 to #233 - cheezits (02/17/2014) [-]
And we got the whole statue of him and place where he stopped. Indeed.
User avatar #387 to #384 - deliriix (02/17/2014) [-]
Are you from Thunder Bay too?
User avatar #388 to #387 - cheezits (02/17/2014) [-]
Sure am.
User avatar #236 to #233 - dabombmanater (02/17/2014) [-]
Yeah when I read the title of 'unbelievable facts' I got really confused. He was hammered into us in elementary and middle school. Heck we even had Terry Fox day where the whole school had to go outside and do a lap around the property. It's really awesome when you get to see stuff like this from another angle.
User avatar #238 to #236 - deliriix (02/17/2014) [-]
Yeah! We had to do the exact same thing here, it is pretty amazing.
User avatar #252 to #238 - realbaddude (02/17/2014) [-]
yes every year the whole school did the terry fox run/walk around a block or something. its just he is so famous i didn't know people didn't know about him. Go Canada
User avatar #294 to #236 - kushkiller (02/17/2014) [-]
my school did a 5k or 10k run every year, you only had to run to the 5k but i did the 10k every time
User avatar #23 - rbpwn (02/16/2014) [-]
It's so weird that this isn't common knowledge everywhere else

I literally live right next to my city's Terry Fox trail
#279 - athojew ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
To the Americans. As a Canadian I have looked through the comments and seen a lot of arguments about Americans not knowing a lot about Canada while Canadians know about America. We don't bitch because we feel like you don't pay attention to us, we bitch because for the country that has the most influence on foreign affairs you stereotypically have no knowledge on the subject and that pisses off the world as a whole. You just hear Canada complain the most because we are your neighbors and most other places in the world knows what their neighboring country is up to.
User avatar #318 to #279 - reaperssprint ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
Here's the thing. Something such as a guy running a marathon isn't exactly necessary knowledge for the average person in America.

"Boy, I'm sure glad I didn't learn basic algebra because somebody in another country wants us to know about their cripple who did something cool but not exactly on a need to know basis."

Bit of a stretch, but hopefully you'll get the point. I'm not going to find a job by putting this little piece of trivia on my resume.
User avatar #375 to #318 - capinsquiggles (02/17/2014) [-]
You wont find a job knowing most things. This guy is famous in the world of Cancer Research due to the act he did, and the cause he did it for. He raised a **** ton of money personally and now because of his efforts raises millions, if not billions still to this day to help further cancer research around the world. It doesn't matter if it gets you a job or not, people should know about those who help the world as a whole.
User avatar #245 - shoopdalazah (02/17/2014) [-]
... this isn't common knowledge?
User avatar #27 - christheace (02/16/2014) [-]
do people actually not know who terry fox is?
User avatar #157 to #27 - meganinja (02/16/2014) [-]
Not everybody is Canadian.
User avatar #231 to #27 - zaggystirdust (02/17/2014) [-]
you do realize the world doesn't revolve around Canada right?
User avatar #349 to #231 - christheace (02/17/2014) [-]
I just thought cause he had such a compelling story, all the way through his life most people (at least in the western world) would atleast have heard of him before
User avatar #34 to #27 - Lintutu (02/16/2014) [-]
I didn't until this post
#367 - abomii (02/17/2014) [-]
**abomii rolled a random image posted in comment #7759663 at Safe For Work Random Board ** my face when I saw the movie and Quebec was given a 			****		 about him.
**abomii rolled a random image posted in comment #7759663 at Safe For Work Random Board ** my face when I saw the movie and Quebec was given a **** about him.
#341 - stickandmove (02/17/2014) [-]
Can anyone confirm that this is true? Isn't that like over 23 miles a day every day for almost five months?
User avatar #362 to #341 - trapazoid (02/17/2014) [-]
Yep, Its true.
#347 to #341 - schitzopsycho (02/17/2014) [-]
LOL he's kind of a hero out here, all the school have "Terry Fox runs" where they run.. obviously haha, I went to a middle school named after him.. and yea, he just basically ran all day every day, for like, half a year.
#351 to #341 - calmwave (02/17/2014) [-]
Yeah he ran a marathon a day
User avatar #359 to #341 - CHARGERZ (02/17/2014) [-]
there was a sports documentary on it.
#345 to #341 - leetroll (02/17/2014) [-]
It's completely true, we have a day for his memory up here in canada, they usually ask for toonies for terry, they go to cancer research and we run laps.
User avatar #350 to #341 - whycanticaps (02/17/2014) [-]
this is true, I'm canadian and we had a run every year for terry fox
#327 - itsmedumbass ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
This is common knowledge in Canada
This is common knowledge in Canada
User avatar #246 - swordmasterredman (02/17/2014) [-]
Everyone in Canada knows this
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