10. Kiss the cod
How has Newfoundland earned its quirky reputation? Let's start with the decades-old tradition of "Screeching in" first-time visitors. In many of the province's bars — Trapper John's and Christian's Pub are well-known spots — newbies are encouraged to drink a shot of Screech rum, kiss a codfish on the mouth (pictured), and answer the question "Is ye an honourary Newfoundlander?" with the phrase " 'Deed I is me ol' cock, and long may your big jib draw." (Translation: Yes I am, friend. Now where's the mouthwash?") The payoff: An "Official Screecher" certificate — and hopefully a shot or two of mouthwash.
* Video: Melting iceberg a draw in St. John's
North Carolina’s barrier islands, known as the Outer Banks, are eroding as the sea level rises. This means some land—and homes—will be swallowed by oce... More North Carolina’s barrier islands, known as the Outer Banks, are eroding as the sea level rises. This means some land—and homes—will be swallowed by ocean, and the people who live there must cope with the immediate impacts of climate change. Money has been spent to keep the sand in place, but Mother Nature keeps pushing back. Read more about the changes happening in the Outer Banks: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/07/140725-outer-banks-north-carolina-sea-level-rise-climate/
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