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Belgium trolls France with bonkers new commemorative coin

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"Gerardus Mercator, Leo Baekeland, Georges Lemaître , Jacky Ickx, Eddy Merckx, Justine Henin"

Famous?! I have never heard of any of those before now...

Mercator -- map maker

Baekeland -- plastics

Lemaître -- the Big Bang Theory

Ickx -- race-car driver

Merckx -- no clue

Henin -- tennis player.

If you've really never heard of Mercator, you paid no attention in geography class. Really. And if you've really never heard of Lemaître, you probably didn't pay much attention in physics class, either.

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