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1. He conquered much of the known world by age 28, and yet was apparently not in the least concerned about the witloof harvest, the EU, the Meech Lake accords, the Flem-Walloon divide, or hockey. Who was this famous warrior?
2. He attended Bard College (NOT, it should be noted, McGill or Leuven/Louvain), played in a college band in which noted non-Canadian Chevy Chase was the drummer, and then joined with Walter Becker (a musician from the country SOUTH of the world's longest undefended border) to form Steely Dan.
3. This exceptionally boring U.S. President had designs on Cuba, and his Secretary of State aided and abetted a plan to offer Spain 120 million for the island and then grab it if she refused. Although the plot suspiciously became known as the OSTEND Manifesto, this President was NOT a Flemish-speaker, and hailed from New Hampshire rather than Liege or Ypres. Who was he?
4. This famous North American female singer and mainstay of Jefferson Airplane/Starship, whose maiden name was Wing (and not "Smet" or "MacDonnell") did not have a jaw like a ship's prow, spoke unfractured English, is not known to have married any really old, bald guys, and in fact was notoriously easy on the eyes. Who was (and is) she?
5. This noted late-night talk-show host, who kept millions of Americans in stitches with sly double-entendre jokes about the "Slauson Cutoff" and the bodily endowments of certain blonde starlets, Carol Wayne among them, hailed from Iowa, and... let us be firm about this... NOT Saskatchewan or Brabant.
6. This attractive screen star of the 1950s and 60s, who did speak with an accent thought funny in many parts of the USA, is nonetheless never known to have pronounced "about" as "aboat", and probably never learned any Flemish at all growing up in the Bronx. What is this person's real name?
7. Although he lives suspiciously near "Flanders", and does have a peculiar love of donuts (doughnuts?) this beloved cartoon character
is in fact a tried-and-true American dolt, who almost certainly couldn't find Belgium on a map and would probably think that "Canada" was a city or a province. Who he?
8. This macho film star, who may in fact have muscles in his ears, still has a thick accent which brings to mind a prominent European country. He beats up and obliterates bad guys in all his films, which have great appeal to the teen demographic. Who is this astonishingly prominent man, whose ancestry is apparently (and amazingly) devoid of any Flem or Walloon blood whatsoever?
9. Though this famous polymath and 20th-century secular saint did hail from an area in Western Europe that both Germany and France traditionally fought over, and spent time ministering to the sick in the Congo in Equatorial Africa, he was an Alsatian rather than a Belgian, and his hospital complex at Lambarene was in the French rather than Belgian Congo. Who was he?
10. Beloved kiddie-show host whose polite, avuncular demeanor, and understated average-white-guy persona is fully consistent with Canadian ancestry or Belgitude, but whose "neighborhood" is shockingly devoid of even covert Maple Leaf symbols or red-yellow-black tricolors. He actually hails not from Sault Ste. Marie or Waterloo but from Latrobe, Pa. Who is he?
Source: Author Coolupway
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