Friday, 10 July 2015

It IS a small world, after all!

The craziest thing happened at the Calgary Stampede last weekend. I mean, besides the freak hail storm, and me coming face-to-face with a statue of…ME. (I admit, that was pretty strange!)

But even crazier still, my grandma ran into one of her high school friends—in the mini donut line!—and I guess they haven’t seen each other in almost 20 years. Grandma’s friend, Sara, lives in New York. (NEW YORK! Almost nine million people live in New York!) and this is her first Calgary Stampede.

There are pavilions and rides, indoor events and rodeos. Sara literally could have been anywhere. But apparently, she likes mini donuts as much as my grandma. What are the odds of them finding each other in a crowd of 160,000 Stampeding people? It just goes to show…it really IS a small world, after all.

Tomorrow is World Population Day, so I thought it might be fun to do a bit of fact-checking. Did you know that there are about 9 BILLION people living in the world? To give that some context…there are just over a million people living in Calgary. Multiply that by a thousand! (Yikes. Can you imagine the traffic jam?)

Gotta jet! We’re heading back to the Stampede this weekend. Maybe we’ll bump into each other on the grounds? <grin>

~ Chase Superman Duffy

P.S. That guy in the picture? That's James Grasdal, the illustrator of the Superman Duffy comics. He's not signing at the Stampede this weekend, but the character statues are all there. Don't forget to stop by the Alberta Canola Producers Commission booth in the Agrium today Hi!

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