Did you know Canadian Fred Moffatt invented the first electric kettle? There's many more Canuck design facts to learn at the 'Bent Out of Shape' Design Exchange exhibit.
Implications - Consumers are appreciative of products related to their geographic residency because they feel these items represent a significant part of their identity. They will, in turn, purchase these items to support and proliferate their the location being represented. Corporations looking to entice consumers into buying their wares may consider utilizing geographic references in their products' physical design.