[WORLDKINGS] On this day - May 31, 2023 – The 153rd Anniversary of Edward de Smedt's patent for asphalt pavement (1870)
(Worldkings.org) Edward J. De Smedt is a professor who emigrated from Belgium. Known for having invented modern road asphalt in 1870. The word asphalt comes from the Greek “asphaltos” and meaning “secure”.
[Worldkings] Top 100 innovation events in the world (P. 80) Startup Bar.on creates world's first molecular beer printer (Belgium)
(Worldkings.org) Thanks to this way of making beer with innovative molecular recipes and dispensing technology, Bar.on caters to all beer drinkers with customizations that can be made to a beer's percentage, bitterness, sweetness and more.
[Worldkings] Top 50 annual creative events in the world (P. 21) Tomorrowland (Belgium): The world's most explosive “EDM music seism”
(Worldkings.org) Tomorrowland is one of the most watched and most attended music festivals in the world.
[Worldkings] Top ideas organizations in the world (P. 27) CEPS Ideas Lab (Belgium): High-level intellectual forum for the development of the European Union
(Worldkings.org) Organised by CEPS – one of Europe’s most independent and reputable think-tanks, Ideas Lab is the most high-profile annual event on policies of the European Union.
Top 100 spectacular natural landmarks of the world (P.16) Hallerbos: The bluebell carpet of Belgium
(WorldKings.org) The Hallerbos is a forest in Belgium, covering an area of 552 ha. It is mostly situated in the municipality of Halle, in Flemish Brabant, and has also a little part in Walloon Brabant.
[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 191st Anniversary of Belgian National Day - the Belgium Independence Day (July 21, 1831 - July 21, 2022)
(Worldkings.org) Belgian National Day celebrates the birth of the Belgian nation, Belgian culture and pride and Belgium’s independence from the Netherlands. On July 21, 1831, Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg and Gotha swore allegiance to the Belgian constitution and became King Leopold I, the first King of the Belgians. The new King’s swearing in marked the beginning of a constitutional monarchy that ruled over the independent state of Belgium.
[WORLDKINGS] Fascinating collections in the world (P.77) - Verbeke Foundation: Museum of strange art in Kemzeke, Belgium.
(WorldKings.org) A collection of weird and wonderful art fills a former houseplant nursery.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) – Anheuser-Busch InBev: World's largest brewer
(Worldkings.org) Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world's largest brewer.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) – Coast Tram: World's longest tram rail line
(Worldkings.org) Coast Tram is the world's longest tram rail line.
A Photo From Space Shows Belgium Shining Bright, and Social Media Lights Up
(WorldKings.org) Alone among the sea of star-shaped cities, one country glowed as a whole: Belgium.