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'yorz
1059503.  Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:08 am Reply with quote


Ooooo! *likes*

 
knightmare
1059562.  Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:07 pm Reply with quote

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He started the museum for modern art in Ghent (S.M.A.K.)


I knew that, the starter is quite famous, albeit I wouldn't have been able to link a name to it.

 
Posital
1059573.  Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:49 pm Reply with quote

Bit of a belated quibble.

costean wrote:
Jean Baptiste "Django" Reinhardt (guitar wizz)
I thought he was Indian, but on holiday for the last 800 years or so...

 
knightmare
1059764.  Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:49 pm Reply with quote

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Paira Daiza itself is listed at the Brussels stock exchange, so an interesting price chart clearly shows the expected (+149.77%) panda economy.


It kept going up after the arrival of the animals. Pairi Daiza is a small company, traded once a day, so it could have been worse due to excessive buying.

 
Zebra57
1059804.  Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:27 pm Reply with quote

Bruges has a museum devoted to the chip. (To avoid confusion the Frites
Museum is devoted to the edible sort of chip.)

 
Zebra57
1059811.  Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:57 pm Reply with quote

The small town of Berlotte in Eastern Belgium has a carrot museum.

 
Fien
1059853.  Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:22 am Reply with quote

Zebra57 wrote:
Bruges has a museum devoted to the chip.


Bruges has also a chocolat-museum: http://www.choco-story.be/ENG/

 
'yorz
1059858.  Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:37 am Reply with quote

There is/used to be a bookshop in Antwerp called John Galt*.


*him of Atlas Shrugged fame/infamy

 
14-11-2014
1273083.  Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:52 pm Reply with quote

Road safety in Belgium. Singing "last night a dj saved my life" lasts about 2 seconds, which is the recommended gap.

 
14-11-2014
1323478.  Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:12 pm Reply with quote

SPECULOOS (Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) and TRAPPIST (Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope) are Belgian food products.

 

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