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Sharks Gameday: The Canadian Boaters' Exam

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Can you fail your open book boaters' exam?

Boating school dropout, no graduation day for you.
Boating school dropout, no graduation day for you.
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A few years ago the twitter universe was rocked by a couple of tweets from the Oilers' very own Taylor Hall.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Failed my boaters licence again. I&#39;m a joke I just want my licence</p>&mdash; Taylor Hall (@hallsy04) <a href="https://twitter.com/hallsy04/status/83350753904836608">June 22, 2011</a></blockquote>

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You know, that doesn't seem so bad in retrospect, lots of people have trouble passing licensing exams. They're not THAT easy. He shouldn't be so hard on himself.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Yes i realize its an online test and it&#39;s open book but I still failed it twice</p>&mdash; Taylor Hall (@hallsy04) <a href="https://twitter.com/hallsy04/status/83351154850930689">June 22, 2011</a></blockquote>

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Oh.

As hilarious as that is, it got me wondering if the Canadian boaters' exam is actually that hard, or if Taylor Hall is just you know...Taylor Hall. I did some intense googling to find out more about how to acquire a Canadian boating license. The first thing that I learned is that a Canadian boating license is actually called a PCOC, which is short for Pleasure Craft Operator Card! So basically it's a peacock because Canada can't do anything right.

You'd think that you would have to go through some sort of Boating organization to get a license but no, it's just an online quiz that you can take at 10 different websites and there is no actual physical boating exam.

The test itself costs 50 Canadian dollars (which is roughly 38 US cents) and you can retake it as many times as you need, thank God for Taylor Hall's sake.

I didn't want to spend my money on the actual boating exam so I took a 35 question practice quiz to see if I could pass this thing without studying or knowing anything about boats and I passed on the first try! I'm not sure if it's because I'm smart or because the Canadian schooling system is that poor.

I compiled a short ten question boating exam quiz so you, faithful Battle of California readers, can see if you have what it takes to get your Boaters license in Canada.

If you get 7 out of 10 or above, you are now allowed to operate a boat in Battle of California waters.

If you get a 6 out of 10 or below, you are now banished to play hockey in Edmonton for eternity.

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Gameday!

San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers

7:30pm PST

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Prediction:

The Sharks already had their one embarrassing loss to the Oilers this season, we're in the clear. Sharks win, 3-1. Goals from Patrick Marleau, Melker Karlsson, and Tomas Hertl.

Setting the Tone:

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Tweet of the Day:

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Awful Hockey Tattoo of the Day:

It would be okay if I don't know, the quote was right.