Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happening Now

At Midnight Belgium will claim the world record for the longest time without a government. Unlike the previous record holder, Iraq, Belgium (both French and Dutch speakers) looks at the record as an excuse to party and protest with humor.

The protests include:
  • Growing beards (There is even a website called: "Beards for Belgium") 
  • In Brussels, Ghent, and Leuven there will be free fries (Belgium's national dish)
  • In many cities people will simply party.
I know that the lack of a government is serious, but who wouldn't appreciate the humorous protests? Here's to you Belgium, way to beat the world record! I wish I could be there to celebrate and eat fries (or as you would call them "chips") with you.


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