DefinitionsCanal (noun): An artificial waterway used for travel, shipping and irrigation.
Also: An occasional garbage disposal for wrecked cars, shopping carts and human cadavers.
Canals in the newsAugust 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of
What? You thought we were going to talk about something serious this month?
Canal TriviaDon’t confuse canal with channel. Only the latter can be changed with a remote control.
Canal water is said to have a distinct perfume, called Canal n°5.
Canal SurfingThe Panama Canal’s construction was started by the French, but finished only after US intervention. Some things never change ;).
Another notable canal is the
Happy birthday Panama Canal, or should we say “Merry Isthmus!”