Listicle: 50 surprising things that originated in Bathurst, NB

Bathurst — The McFlurry celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and no one is more proud of that fact than the birthplace of the popular dessert snack: Bathurst, N.B. So, in celebration of the anniversary of this tasty treat, we present you with a list of 50 more common things that originated in New Brunswick’s most inventive city.

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  1. Portable coffee cups

  2. The laugh track

  3. Stick figures

  4. The letter “J”

  5. White guilt

  6. Bottomless ice-cube trays

  7. The metric system

  8. Potato enemas

  9. Elvis Presley

  10. Washrags

  11. Rhyming couplets

  12. Priming puppets

  13. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

  14. King of Queens, Seasons 2-7

  15. The first unsuccessful cross-country flight

  16. “Mango Tango” crayons

  17. Nose-hair clippers

  18. Synthetic sesame seeds

  19. The book of Job

  20. Nazism

  21. Census forms

  22. The Baby Mop

  23. Confederacy

  24. The hand-job

  25. Elvis Presley

  26. Scientology

  27. The letter “J”

  28. Sumo wrestling

  29. Ice

  30. Fermat’s Last Theorem

  31. Outsourced labour

  32. Microwavable tinfoil

  33. New Coke

  34. American sign language

  35. The Hell’s Angels

  36. At least half of the Grand Canyon

  37. Crystal meth

  38. Domestication of goldfish

  39. Glasses without lenses

  40. Copyright violation

  41. The saying: “One for the road!”

  42. Hentai pornography

  43. The common misspelling of “definitely”

  44. The Bechdel Test

  45. Same-sex marriage

  46. Opposite-sex marriage

  47. The “pause” button

  48. Perfect circles

  49. The guitar string

  50. Crocks

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