Monday, 30 April 2018

A to Z Challenge: Z is for Zipper

Wow. This is zee end. <heh> The final post in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. By now, you should know what it's all about, but if not, click here for the deets, and here for my theme reveal. And of course, you're welcome to read my past posts—starting with the letter "A" here. In fact, I encourage it!

Also, if you haven't read my "C is for canola" post, you should—you could WIN a set of all 16 of the Superman Duffy graphic novels, signed by the author. (Or scroll through my other posts for other ways to win...but you should hurry. The contest ends MAY 1!)

Z is for Zipper

It's fitting that the final post for this year's Blogging From A to Z Challenge be in reference to the theme of "O"—the FINAL book in the Superman Duffy series.

In this book, "cartoon me" learns about all of the amazing things that were invented in Canada, like hockey masks, insulin, the IMAX theatre and...yup, you guessed it, the zipper.

Apparently, it was first manufactured by he Lightening Fastener Company in St. Catherine's Ontario, and was called the "separable fastener"—not quite as catchy as the "zipper!"

But like many "inventions" throughout time, the real origins of the zipper is under review. Did you know that some even say hockey, our national winter sport, may not have even been invented in Canada? I refuse to accept that! (By the way, who are you rooting for in the Stanley Cup?)

There are many great facts and statistics about Canada in "O"—and of course, you can order your copy via the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. OR, you can scroll through past posts, including the letter "C" for some easy ways to WIN he full set.

Thanks for sticking with me through this year's Blogging From A to Z Challenge. I had a lot of fun with this year's theme and hope you did too. Drop me a comment or send me an email if you want to know more about the Superman Duffy series.

Gotta jet, but I'll be back Friday for my usual weekly posts!

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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