Stats – 19 October 2021

19 October 2021

Weather: ☀️ Mainly Sunny. High of 16°, low of 7°

Number: 4. Where Ottawa lies on Orkin Canada’s annual list of the top 25 rattiest cities in Ontario – the cities where the company had the most rat removals. Ottawa was #12 last year, so, congratulations? Toronto is number one. [Daily Hive]

Honorary Ottawan of the Day:  David Merpaw. The Cornwall endurance athlete is running 100 km today from Ottawa's Terry Fox memorial to Terry Fox Park in his hometown. Merpaw is raising money for Cornwall Comfort Quilts, volunteers who make and donate free lap quilts for cancer patients. [County Weekly] [Cornwall Comfort Quilts]

Quote: ‘Fill jar every night. Drink freely when thirsty and upon arising and retiring. Average eight or more glasses – Sean Campbell of the Diefenbunker Museum of Cold War History, reading off the instructions of a 1912 ceramic pot, called a Revigator, recently found in their collection. The Revignator, advertised as a healthful product, emits a full year’s worth of the acceptable dose of radiation in just one hour. It will be passed on to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Chalk River, which collects radioactive objects manufactured prior to the 1960s.  [Atlas Obscura

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