Newfoundland Factory is a collection of trivia, factoids and short articles about Newfoundland culture and curiosities.
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Curated and written (hastily and with many typos) by R. Hiscock... who is A Product of Newfoundland.
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In St. John’s the average daily high temperature for September is 16.5C.
Sandy Cove Beach on Newfoundland’s Eastport Peninsula is an exposed glacial delta.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Road to the Beaches
100g of bakeapples has about 50 calories and gives you more than double your daily vitamin ‘c’ requirement.
Ferd Hayward, a race walker from St. John’s, was the first Newfoundlander to participate in the Olympics Games for Canada (Helsinki, 1952)
On June 4, 2008, Daniel Cleary (Detroit Red Wings) became the first player from Newfoundland to win the Stanley Cup.
According to Statistics Canada, in 2011 59% of Newfoundland and Labrador’s population lived in an urban area.
Do I hear mooing?
As of January 01, 2014 there were 11600 heads of cattle in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Honk! Honk! In 2013 there were 369,264 motor vehicles registered for road use in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The origin of the ‘Screech-In’ can be traced to a 1970s act by Joe Murphy and Joan Morrissey at the Bella Vista Country Club in St John’s.
There is a crater on Mars named after Gander, Newfoundland.
By 1612 Pirate Peter Easton commanded ten pirate ships from his headquarters in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.
Sir Richard Whitbourne wrote of a mermaid he saw in the harbour of St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1610.
Sir Wilfred Grenfell came to Newfoundland & Labrador in 1892.
Sir Wilfred Grenfell
Jeepers creepers… A giant squid seen in Glover’s Hr, Newfoundland in 1886 had eyes 17 inches in diameter. Bet it saw them first!
There are 120 000 moose on the island of Newfoundland (according to some estimates).