5,280 feet and 1,760 yards in a mile. Why those two measurements stick with me ('cuz I'm a Canadian of a certain age?) I don't know. Then again, I think of peoples height in feet + inches. When ever I hear, "She's xxx cm tall." my brain freezes . . .
"2. The US government regards everybody except Canadians"
Sure. Maybe all the John Smiths and Sally Jones but many of my buddies would be instantly given the bum check because they are, umm, not white?
Much like some chap born in NH named Jose would be looked at coming through Fort Erie.
If you're dark or speak funny you're suspect.
Welcome to North America.