Thursday, 5 February 2009

5 Interesting Facts about Belgium

I have been challenged over at Belgian Waffle to find 5 interesting facts about Belgium and then write a poem about them.

Below is my effort - please be kind, at least I fulfilled the brief:

Oil painting was invented by Jan van Eyck
Eddy Merckx was the world's best rider of the bike
The last Mexican Empress was a belgian, Charlotte
24 million Ecstasy tabs annually - it's a lot
And the Belgians brew 800 kinds of beer
And drink an average 150 litres per person per year

(All facts found at Interesting Facts About Belgium)

2 comments:

Mrs Trefusis said...

love the poem. totally brilliant. Brava, brava!

Jaywalker said...

Yes, I agree. Amazing! Also, the first time anyone has actually done their penance to my knowledge, so double brava.