The Fries Revolution in Belgium
249 days after the last election, Belgium still has no government (or no new government to be exact, the old one is still in place as an interim-government). Thus, on Feb. 17th 2011, Belgium broke the world record (previously in the hands of Iraq). To celebrate this “honor”, thousands of people were treated free Belgian Fries in different cities throughout the country.
The Fries Revolution (Frietrevolutie) movement chose Fries as the symbol of their protest. It is Belgian Fries that keep this country together afterall!
(For a more profound explanation of Belgium’s political situation see “Fries keep Belgium united”)