It's Not Easy For Canadians To Win Golf Clubs

So here's something funny and obscure that a reader just pointed out to us. This week, Sports Illustrated subscribers — like ourselves — were treated to a special promotion with Callaway Golf. Basically, you send in a contest card, and if you win, you get a X460 Driver and two X Fairway Woods. We don't play golf, so we don't have the foggiest idea what those are.

But that's not the fun part. It's the fine print, with its strange requirements of our neighbors to the north, that gave us pause.

"Any Canadian winner will also be required to correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question in order to receive a prize.

Uh, what? Wethinks someone in the Time Warner promotions department was a little bored this week. Either that, or Canadian golf fans need to finally get off the Metric system.

(UPDATE: Amazingly, there's a logical answer to this. Canadians are so weird.)