The top 10 most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada are:
2000 HONDA CIVIC SiR 2DR
1999 HONDA CIVIC SiR 2DR
2006 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER SS 4DR 4WD
2007 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
2005 CADILLAC ESCALADE 4DR AWD
2006 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE 4DR 4WD
2005 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
2004 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
1999 ACURA INTEGRA 2DR Here’s the entire article from BCAA.COM…
Funny, I don’t see a 1972 Ford Pinto anywhere on this list. :] But I do sense a Top Five list in the not too distant future…
Mike’s top five tips to avoid getting your vehicle stolen?
#5. Only drive cars that are made before 1999 or after 2007.
#4. Get a license plate that says BAIT CAR.
#3. You can use an approved anti-theft device like a club or an immobilizer, but you may also consider some more geeky devices like a blaster, light-saber, laser cannon, tractor beam, death star… that type of thing.
#2. Steam-up all the windows and leave a sock and a shoe on the ground outside the door whenever you park.
#1. Only park beside really expensive, unlocked cars.
This is a very simple Yam recipe that makes a brightly colored, rich tasting soup. A great comfort food on a chilly day!
You could use Sweet Potatoes instead of Yams, but you would lose the color.
4 medium size yams. (peeled and cut into 1.5 inch thick chucks)
1 medium onion. (chopped)
1 tbsp oil.
Approx 2 litres (2 quarts) of chicken soup stock. (I use two of those 950 ml chicken soup stock tetra-packs)
1 tbsp of Maple Syrup.
Optional: sour cream & chives or seasoned croutons.
Chop the onion and saute in a small pan with the oil.
Peel and chop yams (cut into 1.5 inch thick chucks) then place in a large soup pot.
Add just enough water to cover the yams and then cover and bring to boil.
Reduce heat and let simmer until yams are soft, but not too mushy.
Drain the “yam water”, leaving the yams in the soup pot.
Add the chicken stock and the sauteed onions to the soup pot.
Simmer soup mixture for an hour or so, then set aside and let it cool down a bit.
Once cooler, use a hand blender to blend the soup.
Once it looks nice and smooth and a bright orange color (a bit like tomato soup), add the syrup and return to heat until you’re ready to serve.
Top with a dollop of sour cream and chives or seasoned croutons when ready to serve.
* This recipe makes a lot of soup, so cut the recipe in half for serving less than four.
** It freezes well too!
Compared to sweet potatoes, yams are starchier and drier. Yams are a monocot (a plant having one embryonic seed leaf) and from the Dioscoreaceae family. Sweet Potatoes, in parts of the world called ‘yams’, are a dicot (a plant having two embryonic seed leaves) and are from the Convolvulacea family. See Yam on Wikipedia
Turns out it’s nothing to do with water absorption and more to do with picking up slippery stuff.
U.K. researchers might have figured out one of the most enduring questions about human anatomy: Why do we get prune hands when sitting in the tub? A team at Newcastle University has concluded through experiments and testing that wrinkled fingers make it easier for humans to pick up wet, slippery objects. The researchers suggest in reports published in Britain’s Royal Society journal Biology Letters that as our distant ancestors searched for food in wet land and streams, the creases evolved.