Ok, this is getting ugly so I'm wading back in. What I really meant was wow, a Canadian actually did something newsworthy, and a good thing at that. Usually we're so bloody boring that we never make the news for anything. I mean, the only other big Canadian news stories are the Bieb's hair and Pamela's implants. It's been an exciting week here as two students managed to launch a lego man into space and it's the LEGO MAN that's getting most of the attention.
I certainly don't think Canadians are the most polite people ever, nor was it any comment on the relative politeness of any group relative to another. I do think Canadians are getting a good bit less polite actually. Canadians may take the award for being the most apologetic group out there. It doesn't take much to get them to say sorry about just about anything. I can get my own brother to apologize for it being cloudy outside within 60 seconds of meeting up with him.