Unbelievable Facts. Source: unbelievable-facts.tumblr.com/. Terry Fox was a cancer patient who ran 3, 339 miles across Canada in ‘ days before dying.. They teach us this in 1st grade in Canada. Doesn't everyone know this?
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Terry Fox was a
cancer patient who ran 3, 339 miles
across Canada in ‘ days before dying.
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Submitted: 02/16/2014
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User avatar #1 - guywithafork (02/16/2014) [+] (38 replies)
They teach us this in 1st grade in Canada. Doesn't everyone know this?
#71 - gorillaztwentyfour (02/16/2014) [+] (1 reply)
In the comments below you'll only find Canadians wondering why this content implies that nobody else on earth knows who Terry is.
#44 - ipostcp (02/16/2014) [-]
Something great happens in Canada.

Nobody knows about it.
User avatar #14 - ultimatebadass (02/16/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I'm canadian so it didn't even occur to me that people didn't know who he was. We had terry fox runs in school and everything
User avatar #25 - hasanaat ONLINE (02/16/2014) [+] (2 replies)
We have a ******* day reserved for him... everybody in Canada knows who he is.
#112 - hangingtree ONLINE (02/16/2014) [+] (93 replies)
I'm Canadian and we learned this 						****					 in like grade one.   
We also learned a ton of stuff about American culture.   
   
Do you guys seriously not know something as basic as this about Canada?
I'm Canadian and we learned this **** in like grade one.
We also learned a ton of stuff about American culture.

Do you guys seriously not know something as basic as this about Canada?
#130 to #112 - mayoroftownsville ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
Please tell me, when would we have learned this about Canada? In World History class? Ah yes, I remember now, World History, when we learned about Rome, the Renaissance, World War II, and Terry Fox. Or maybe Canadian History, a class that has been taught outside of Canada exactly never?
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User avatar #3 to #2 - marmiteistasty (02/16/2014) [-]
...What? He ran because he had cancer. He started his journey by dipping his prosthetic leg into the Atlantic Ocean.
User avatar #49 - enkmaster ONLINE (02/16/2014) [+] (1 reply)
My shop teacher told us a joke last year:

What goes clickety clack then dies?

Terry Fox.

My shop teacher's a douche.
User avatar #23 - rbpwn (02/16/2014) [-]
It's so weird that this isn't common knowledge everywhere else

I literally live right next to my city's Terry Fox trail
User avatar #27 - christheace (02/16/2014) [+] (5 replies)
do people actually not know who terry fox is?
#122 - verycoolcat (02/16/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Then its not a race for hope... its a death march.
#322 - esmebuffay (02/17/2014) [+] (1 reply)
MFW I'm Canadian and I've known this since I was old enough to digest solids.
MFW I'm Canadian and I've known this since I was old enough to digest solids.
#233 - deliriix (02/17/2014) [+] (10 replies)
It just occurred to me that this isn't common knowledge... Fun fact, Terry's final stop was in my city.
#279 - athojew ONLINE (02/17/2014) [+] (2 replies)
To the Americans. As a Canadian I have looked through the comments and seen a lot of arguments about Americans not knowing a lot about Canada while Canadians know about America. We don't bitch because we feel like you don't pay attention to us, we bitch because for the country that has the most influence on foreign affairs you stereotypically have no knowledge on the subject and that pisses off the world as a whole. You just hear Canada complain the most because we are your neighbors and most other places in the world knows what their neighboring country is up to.
#132 - pjflash (02/16/2014) [+] (4 replies)
How would I know who this guy was? I live in Norway.
#199 - gritsandbacon (02/17/2014) [+] (2 replies)
"Doctors told me I had cancer, so that day, I decided to go for a little run.

First I got to Quebec, and they hon hon hon'd at me, when I got there figured I might as well run to Niagara. When I got there, figured I might as well run to Toronto. Then I thought since I got this far, might as well run across the great nation of Canada."
#36 - anonymous (02/16/2014) [+] (14 replies)
I only heard of this guy in my Disability in Society class and it was very briefly.  It angers me how much US schools don't really teach us about things like this from other countries (Whenever they did teach about other countries in my school it was either WWII or medieval/Renaissance times.  For God's sake I wanna know more about other places dammit!)
I only heard of this guy in my Disability in Society class and it was very briefly. It angers me how much US schools don't really teach us about things like this from other countries (Whenever they did teach about other countries in my school it was either WWII or medieval/Renaissance times. For God's sake I wanna know more about other places dammit!)
#338 - anonymous (02/17/2014) [-]
I'm Canadian and I didn't even think about the world not knowing who he is
User avatar #60 - mrawesomepotato ONLINE (02/16/2014) [+] (9 replies)
My school is forced to sit through an assembly every year thats dedicated to Terry Fox. We even have a day where we run around the town's river in honour of him. Do americans really not know about him?
User avatar #101 to #98 - iwanttousenumbers (02/16/2014) [-]
I don't see how it's selfish. He wasn't raising money for himself, he knew he was going to die. He was raising it for future cancer patients
User avatar #139 - xmacleodx (02/16/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Wow, I didn't even consider the fact that people who aren't Canadian don't know who Terry Fox is...
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