I'm not sure whether to be embarrassed by this, or kind of proud. I just found out that Canada's new polymer $100 bills smell like maple syrup. Yep. For years we've been mocked by our neighbours to the south (all in good fun ☺) for having "Monopoly money" because our bills are coloured instead of just green. Now? I can only imagine the jokes that will come rolling in about our "scratch and sniff" currency. Though, it's not actually scratch and sniff—it just smells like maple syrup.
North America's aboriginal peoples were the first to discover maple syrup. Since then, the province of Quebec in Canada has become the leading producer, supplying three-quarters of the world's maple syrup. Canada exports $145 million CAD (approx. $141 million USD) worth every year. (Source) So I guess it's kind of fitting. Also—a bit weird and kind of yummy.
Just a reminder today is the last day to enter my O Canada Day Giveaway. The giveaway ends at midnight (EST) tonight, so don't forget to enter. The winner will get to select a book (from the list provided) by a Canadian author. Check it out!
While you're at it you should also check out Sara at Crow River Writer's 100 Followers Giveaway. It's pretty great! ☺