I get asked questions about Belgium every so often. It seems the country is mostly known for its food, beer and lousy politics but not much else. So I took it upon myself to search the internet for more interesting achievements.
- Tin Tin,
- the saxophone,
- French fries,
- the WWW (which is not the internet),
- inline skates,
- road asphalt,
- the Body Mass Index (or BMI),
- the Big Bang Theory,
- that famous pipe painting,
- the world’s heaviest cheese sculpture
Anyways, click the links if you want to know more. It’s important to note that most discoveries are the work of multiple people or are built upon important work of others. Nothing comes from nothing. An interesting tidbit: in the case of the Big Bang Theory, there were even multiple people who came up with the same idea but that aren’t always credited for it. One of them being Edgar Allen Poe.
A good place to find out more about Belgium, if you’re interested, is wikipedia or this site about famous Belgians. The name is rather ironic because most of these people in their top 10 are only know in Belgium.