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Nakotadinzeo312 karma

The US and Canada are like brothers, with the same parents (France and England). Both are "nice", sharing much the same culture and customs. They even have little french birthmarks in their southeastern regions (Louisiana and Quebec) The thing is, they are their own people with their own quirks.

The US is the competitive brother, always trying to be the best like papa Brittan was in his empire days. Sometimes this can make the US look mean or intimidating, especially when that desire has unexpected consequences or takes him down dark paths that make other nations angry or fearful. In the end, they concede that he tries to be a good citizen, and let him care for things like the UN.

Canada is the calm brother, who often share's his brothers concerns but is less reactive. That's not to say that Canada won't stand with his brother, or their mutual friends, but that they get their calm demeanor from their french mother who lives with the rest of Europe in more relaxed harmony. So Canada doesn't feel as big of a need to prove himself, so he comes off as much more friendly.

They show this brotherly love with one of the largest unprotected land borders in the world, which the US brags about with a grin while Canada rolls his eyes just behind him.

Nakotadinzeo114 karma

That reminds me of this movie I saw once, where an army guy tortured a guy by sliding his knife out of it's shieth and started stabbing the man with a popsicle. The popsicle didn't hurt him, but the cold made him think he had been stabbed.

Nakotadinzeo27 karma

what if instead of having them fight, we have them work together? it could be glorious!

Nakotadinzeo27 karma

A solenoid is a type of switch/valve where a small amount of current/flow can open the switch/valve.

On the back of your washing machine, there's a pair of solenoids that uses a small amount of electrical current to open the hot and cold valves. I think the one in the urinal uses a small amount of water to open the valve.