A Conversation for Belgium
Horse with no name Started conversation Apr 30, 2001
One of the most important inventions of the 19th-20th century is (I think) the dynamo, invented by a Belgian called (?) Gramme.
Shrimp, keeper of petty nitpicking [(-1+8)x(-2+9-1-0)=42] Posted Aug 13, 2001
Gramme apparently was some sort of Belgian Edison: he also invented the grammophone. Now how many people can say they invented something with their name in it? Edison can't. Heh!
Stunt Posted May 29, 2002
don't forget Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone.
DogManStar Posted Jul 8, 2002
...and Eddie Merckx, perhaps the greatest racing cyclist of all time, and certainly the hardest to spell.
And Tintin, if he hasn't already been mentioned.
Loup Dargent Posted Nov 8, 2002
lefthanded Posted Feb 4, 2003
.....not forgetting Jacky Ickx - the equally unspellable six-times winner of the Le Mans 24-hour race.
Elentari Posted Feb 4, 2003
How about the great tennis players? I'm British, but I think that Henin-Hardenne, Clijsters and Malisse should be on the list.
petrarca Posted Dec 31, 2003
Also it were belgians who invented the jojo and chewing gum, though I don't know the names. God I love Belgium !!!
Reality Manipulator Posted Jan 2, 2004
A Super Furry Animal Posted Jul 13, 2004
The link to the famous Belgians website doesn't seem to be working - is there another link that can be used?
Loup Dargent Posted Jul 13, 2004
This one seems to work...
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- 1: Horse with no name (Apr 30, 2001)
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- 3: Stunt (May 29, 2002)
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- 5: Loup Dargent (Nov 8, 2002)
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- 7: Elentari (Feb 4, 2003)
- 8: petrarca (Dec 31, 2003)
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