Much like ginger ale and “real” craft beer, the Caesar is a beverage that’s 100% Canadian. The hair-of-the-dog drink was invented in 1969 by restaurant manager Walter Chell after he was assigned to create a signature drink for the Calgary Inn’s new Italian restaurant. Using influences from Venice, Italy, Chell combined vodka with clam & tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco to create a relatively spicy cocktail that was similar to the Bloody Mary.
Despite its prominent use in the NFL (and lack thereof in baseball), instant replay was first introduced during a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast back in 1955. CBC Sports producer George Retzlaff used a “wet-film” replay that aired several minutes after the original play, and while it didn’t include slow-motion takes or freeze frames, it influenced CBS (cough, cough, America) to replicate the technique with a standard videotape machine.