I think it was the aliens. To throw everyone off track, they put a roasted squirrel into a transformer to make it look like al Qaeda was behind it all.
After the '65 Blackout there was a mini babyboom 40 weeks later, so expect the same this time. .. .. might be a good idea to invest some money in Huggies Diapers.
My section of Kitchener was in the dark for about 12 hours. It was great watching space debris and satellites go overhead, and the meteor shower (saw several dozen
) until the full moon killed that show, so then we watched Mars for a while. On the bright side of it all, to save opening the fridge we dined on Oreos, Pecan Turtles and marzipan - (sometimes blackouts can be fun)