We’ve told you before about the maple syrup cartel in Canada’s province of Quebec, to which the producers of most of the world’s supply of the sticky amber stuff belong. 72% of the world’s syrup currently comes from cartel members, and the group is about to have members increase their production, which could send maple prices plummeting. [More]
Quebec, as you may know, is the fiercely francophone province of Canada that has held two failed secession votes and somehow still remains part of Canada. The question “is Quebec a part of Canada?” is loaded with centuries of history and ton(ne)s of baggage. So, of course, Best Buy Canada stepped in the middle of it in the interest of selling some TVs. [More]
First, let us reassure you: there will be no maple syrup shortage this year. Repeat: there will be no maple syrup shortage. However, police in Quebec, Canada are trying to determine the whereabouts of millions of dollars’ worth of maple syrup that disappeared from a warehouse in the town of St-Louis-de-Blandford. It wasn’t just any warehouse full of concentrated tree sap that was burgled: it was the temporary storage site of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers’ global strategic maple syrup reserve. Which is apparently a thing. [More]
The bodies of a family of four were found on their couch at the bottom of a crevasse after the area underneath their house suddenly gave way Monday. The culprit was an ancient one, the modern-day after-effects of a 10,000-year old inland sea. [More]
A depressed woman has lost her benefits because her insurance agent found Facebook photos where she appears to be having fun.