Useless facts about Moncton

Discussion in 'Moncton, NB' started by DarthBabe, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Useless fact # 1

    Something my sister learned in school today:

    Moncton has the second best water treatment plant in the world. Pretty cool eh :cool:

    Useless fact # 2

    Moncton has the dryest air in the Maritimes.
  2. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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  3. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Anybody else have any useless info?
  4. Hatter Jedi Master

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    Well, I'm pretty sure we're the Static Electricity Capital of the country. How many times a day do you get shocked getting out of your car, by touching the door?

    I've also heard that we have the worst drivers in NB, and since NB has the worst drivers in Canada... you figure it out.

    Uh, my granddad co-founded the Moncton Food Bank. Although I think he did it just so he wouldn't have to pay for food now that he's an old man. :p

    "The name was changed to Monckton in honour of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Monckton, who captured Fort Beauséjour in 1755, marking the start of the Deportation. In 1876, a copyist working at the provincial legislature inadvertently dropped the "k" in Monckton. After that incident, the community assumed its own identity."
  5. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    It really wouldn't surprise me if we had the worst drivers in the country.
  6. Hatter Jedi Master

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    Well, they call Moncton the "Hub City" for a reason... people from all over the Maritimes come here to shop, most of them from rural areas. Add to that visitors who don't know our confusing roads, and a healthy dose of jerks... you've got Moncton traffic.
  7. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    I thought "Hub City" had something to do with railrays and trains?
  8. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    I thought it had to do with being three hours or less from just about everything. :p
  9. AT-ST_DRIVER Jedi Master

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    I've also heard that we have the worst drivers in NB, and since NB has the worst drivers in Canada... you figure it out.

    i've heard the same about Quebec and Cape Breton.

    Speaking of which, i failed my road test the other day and am more likely than not going to fail it again about this time next week. :D


    what a waste of $80, eh?
  10. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Hey, I failed my road test the first time and I just got my license last week.

    $80!!!!!!???? Holy crap and here I was thinking $50 was a lot.
  11. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    I really need to work on that license thing. :p
  12. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Lucky for us it's cheaper to get it here...course then there's the insurance... :mad:
  13. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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  14. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    yes, especially to NB insurance.
  15. AT-ST_DRIVER Jedi Master

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    $80!!!!!!????

    no, the test is only forty bucks, but i have to take it twice, because im a failure. hahaha.
  16. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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  17. darkknight_152002 Jedi Grand Master

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    What's the population of Moncton? Can someone please post a pic of a Moncton sign?
  18. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    I think it's like a hundred thousand or something like that.


    A Moncton sign? Like a street sign?
  19. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    A hundred thousand for the greater Moncton area, I believe.
  20. darkknight_152002 Jedi Grand Master

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    Ah, so Moncton is about the size of my town area. I originally thought Canadian towns were nothing more than a tradepost in a small fort with a few Frenchmen and Native Americans selling beaver pelts and canoes. Wow, I was wrong... :p
  21. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    You're thinking of villages. :p
  22. darkknight_152002 Jedi Grand Master

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    Let's keep that a secret, Igloo Lady. :p
  23. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    I've never even seen an igloo...or a moose for that matter.
  24. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    I saw a moose once, when it was stuck on the river.
  25. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Cool.

    I'd almost don't want to see one. Meeting one on the highway would be freaky.
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