Fun Fact: Origin of the Name Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are named after Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In the 16th century, it was a very popular Belgian crop.

Fun Fact: Belgium Etymology

Belgium gets it’s name from the old Roman province of Gallia Belgica, more specifically a part of the land marked “land of the Belgae”. The Belgae were a local tribe of Celtic people.

Fun Fact: The King of Belgium That Fought In World War I

King Albert I of Belgium allied himself against Germany during World War I. The life of Belgians were not good during the war because of Germans occupying most of their lands. Albert I fought in the Belgian army often being harm’s way like a common soldier. His wife Queen Elisabeth worked as a nurse during…

(Not So) Fun Fact: The Worst Belgian King

King Leopold II was King of Belgium but his most infamous moves where actually in the Congo than his own country. He eventually gained control of the African country and established the Congo Free State by telling other European powers it was to help improve the lives of the people living there. Nothing was further…

Fun Fact: Santa For Belgium and the Netherlands

The gift giver for Belgium, Netherlands, and some other countries is Sinterklaas. He was a major basis for the American Santa Claus. The story is basically the same except he has a horse instead of reindeer and has a lot in common with the old Norse god Odin.