Thursday, August 12, 2004
A mysterious reader named JQ pointed me to a November 1994 article from the Toronto Star which sheds some insight into the ongoing squabble:Referrers:
A cairn in the centre of Hans Island hides a cache of Canadian Club whisky. Or, the story goes, of Danish aquavit.I've always said it: there's nothing like hard alcohol to help cool a hot temper.
The uninhabited island between Canada and Greenland is our last frontier. Canada and Denmark both claim it.
So Canadians and Danes who visit the place keep up a friendly rivalry, swigging each other's stock and replacing it with the national brand in what must be the world's chilliest fit of claim-jumping.