Imagine a place in Canada that has no rats

Also… do mythical beasts still roam the streets of China?

The Canadian province of Alberta has no rats. Image: Flickr

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In 1995, panic struck the city of taiyuan in China after a TV advert warned residents of a ‘mythical beast’ roaming the streets, advising people to stay indoors and close their homes. Residents were quite miffed when it was later revealed to be a promotional advertisement for an upcoming brand of beer.


The Canadian province of Alberta has no rats.

The Canadian province of Alberta has no rats. Image: Flickr


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The leotard bears the name Jules Leotard, a flying trapeze artist. According The story today, the French acrobat was the first to perform a flying trapeze number. He was an athlete who “flies through the air with the greatest of ease” in music hall song.

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The Canadian province of Alberta has no rats. What he thought of was an armed border patrol for rats, tons of poison and traps everywhere as the locals seek to keep these little furry things from invading their space. The few rats that survive are quickly exterminated.

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