Probably most of the people in this world wouldn’t be able to find Romania on the map, while there are still many who probably never heard of this country. And if it weren’t for vampires and Dracula, probably even fewer people would’ve known about this country. Which means that, if it somehow never existed, we wouldn’t have lost much, right?
Well, it seems that’s not the case. I stumbled upon an extremely nice YouTube video that I am sharing with you, simply titled “The World Without Romania”. Spend five minutes to check it out below and see that this country has indeed contributed a lot to the modern world (just like, I am sure, most countries on this planet have). I know it’s more of history lesson than anything, but it certainly is one of the funnest possible about Romania.
So here’s the video “The World Without Romania”:
For those who don’t have the patience to go through it, here are some of fun facts about Romania that can be learned in the video below:
– the fountain pen was invented by Romanian inventor Petrache Poenaru
– Stefan Odobleja is the “father of cybernetics”. Today’s computers? They started here!
– Insulin has been invented by Romanian scientist Nicolae Paulescu. Just imagine the world without it!
– Henri Coanda invented the world’s first jet plane
– The first history of religions book was written by a Romanian author, Mircea Eliade
– The Romanians were the first to play baseball. Oina is the name of the game, invented back in 1364 and it is extremely similar to modern day baseball.
– and much more
This video, of course, doesn’t cover all the interesting facts about Romania, but it’s a good start.