This may be old news to some, but I came across it while browsing a really neat currency page. When you look at many Canadian bills, they have the parliament buildings on them, which are of course flying a flag. However, when you look at them closely, it appears that on some bills the Canadian money is flying a US flag!

The answer is less exciting or nefarious than one would hope. It's not actually a US flag. It's actually a Red Ensign flag, which was the Canadian flag at the time (it looks very similar to Ontario's flag). Canada actually only started using the maple leaf flag very recently. Anyway, the flag that flys on the parliament building on the bills is historically accurate to the person that's depicted on the bill. If it's a person from the 1800s, then that's the flag that's on the bill as well!

Well, I thought it was interesting…

PS. This is funny. Oh, and if you don't know why, click here.

PPS. Stop eating all the monkfish. I just got to like it.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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