The country boasts 17 Nobel laureates and includes five in literature and four peace prizes.
Marie Curie is one of Poland’s most famous Nobel Prize winners. Born Maria Sklodowska, she is the first and only person to be awarded a Nobel Prize for two different sciences.
Poland’s Nicolaus Copernicus was the first scientist to put forth the theory that it was the sun that was the center of the solar system.
Johannes Hevelius, the Polish astronomer published the very first exact maps of the moon.
During the popular Polish holiday, St John’s Kupala, it is a tradition for people to leap over fires. This particular tradition actually predates Christianity.
The Pizza that is made and served in Poland does not contain any tomato sauce. At restaurants, waiters will simply bring a pitcher-full of sauce to your table and pour it over the pizza. More often than not, the sauce is just ketchup.
Poland airs a Pope channel on television. Anyone who wishes to see the pope has to simply switch on the television.
The biggest and most popular European open-air music festival is held annually in Poland. The Przystanek Woodstock free rock festival has been named after the Woodstock Festival.
There is a unique method of peeling bananas here. They are peeled not from the stem end but the blossom end.
Dogs here are very popularly named “Burek”. Translated into English it means “brownish-grey color”.
The capital and largest city of Poland.
was a British biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry twice
Was a renaissance astronomer and mathematician born in 1473.
was an American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science
Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer
is an oven-baked, flat, round bread typically topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings.
Is situated in Northern Europe along the shore of the Baltic Sea and borders Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south and Russia to the southwest
Is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe,
was an American scientist in the field of genetics, and Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Nobel laureate who with Edward Lawrie Tatum discovered the role of genes in regulating biochemical events within cells in 1958.