Belgian Trivia

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Belgian Trivia

Post  dan on Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:45 pm

A few weeks ago, Bill mentioned something about the Lion of Flanders to me that I thought was interesting, so I did some more research on it. Essentially, the 'official' lion always has red claws, signifying a 'united' Belgium, however, an all black lion is seen as anti-Belgian, and is used commonly by right-wing separatist groups who want to see a 'free' Flanders. There is more here if you are interested-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Flanders

I just though it would be fun to share some Belgian trivia in honor of Belgian night. Share away!

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Re: Belgian Trivia

Post  flahute on Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:46 pm

Ahh, Belgium.
Where they serve beer in grade school lunch lines.
Where Chimay Grande Reserve is the Blue Ribbon of beers.

I quote:
"Belgium is well-known for chocolate, beer and cartoons, notably Tintin. Its chief exports are cars, food products, finished diamonds, chemicals, textiles, and champions of the highest order."

(ok, I paraphrase ... but I can also drop images into an email, especially images that show even Belgian cartoon characters ain't scared of 'cross or terrorism)

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Re: Belgian Trivia

Post  flahute on Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:51 pm

Stupid anvari website can't block me in my quest to ramble aimlessly...

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Belgian Facts

Post  KUKLIS on Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:23 pm

All you need to know about Belgium.....



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Lion of Flanders

Post  KUKLIS on Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:28 pm

I thought the Lion of Flanders looked like this...
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