Picture this: America and Canada were actually born from the same parents (possibly Vikings, hence the fair skin and light hair; Vikings were in North America first) and actually are twins. Matthew enjoyed the cold and snow of the north and even befriended the polar bears (Kumajiro), so he stayed in probably what is now Ontario. Alfred liked the southern heat and the springtime bunnies (Davie episode) so he went down to probably modern day Virginia, and that’s how they ended up being separate countries–nurtured by Native Americans in respective areas–before being discovered and claimed by England and France.
I just saw someone's theory that boredom is a milder state of disgust. Which I could totally see, because I also feel better after cleaning. Less annoyed and frustrated and more able to let my mind stay on one thing. When I'm bored I tend to move from thing to thing not really focusing on anything. You should totally do a post on how to stop being bored