Happy Canada Day

I just had this little known fact about our National flag revealed to me today. Tell me, can you see the two faces in the Canadian Flag?
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Here’s a little help from MS Paint.
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The two faces are named Jack and Jacques, and from their position and expression, it looks as if they are arguing. It’s debatable whether this example of figure-ground reversal was intentional. Still, it’s a symbol of how our country was forged from a tacit agreement of equals rather than a glib consensus. I like that.

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