While not the most tractor-loving nation in the world (that honour would have to go to Belarus), Romania is the only country to ever actually put a tractor on its flag. It was replaced by a nature scene a couple of months later.
A periodic table showing which countries are associated with which elemental discoveries made by James Gallagher
“Before written history, people were aware of some of the elements in the periodic table. Elements such as gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), tin (Sn), and mercury (Hg),” were the elements of antiquity, according to Brewton-Parker College‘s history of the elements. In the mid-17th century the search for the myriad elements we know today really got going with Hennig Brands’ discovery of phosphorus.
Every element has a story, and talking to Smart News Gallagher recounted one of his favorite tales of elemental discovery:
One of my favourites has to be polonium, though, the first element to be discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie. They were working in a modified shed with substances so dangerously radioactive their notes are still too active to be handled safely.
Working together they isolated this element and later named it Polonium after Marie’s home country. (A country, I may add, that turned her away from her pursuit of education as she was a politically interested female). It was her hope that by naming the element after Poland she could generate interested in the independence (from Germany) campaign for the country. Yet the victory comes in under the French flag where the work was carried out.
It remains to this day the only element to be named after a political cause, and a wonderful tribute to a phenomenal woman.
This game is just making things hard for me
national colors garage, cluj, romania
The modern flag of Romania, without any coat of arms in the central stripe, was officially readopted on 27 December 1989.
Alba Iulia (?-Present)
Wikipedia has an interesting image from 1968 which appears to be a painted over black and white photo of a crowd from 1918, and the flags they’re flying have the Romanian colours arranged vertically instead of horizontally.
Isn’t this the Romanian flag?