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Top Belgians

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Believe it or not, there were so many awesome Belgians I’ve split this into two separate lists: fictional Belgians and real Belgians.

My favourite fictional Belgians

  1. Tintin
  2. Hercule Poirot
  3. Maigret
  4. Papa Smurf
  5. Dr. Evil (Apparently, yes. He is Belgian…)

My favourite non-fictional Belgians

  1. Rene Magritte
  2. Manneken Pis
  3. Adolphe Saxe
  4. Georges Remi (Herge)
  5. Georges Simenon

If you object to there being to Georgeses on the list, or if you don’t think Manneken Pis, a statue, should have been allowed to compete, then have that one struck off and give the fifth place to Jaqcues Tits, the man behind the Tits group; a finite simple group of order roughly 18 million. That’s nearly two elements for every person in Sweden!


Written by Seamus

May 5, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Posted in random

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