Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 9

… continuation:

66. The largest flag ever made was a Romanian national flag.

It had 349.42 meters long and 226.92 meters wide (79.290 square meters). The record was confirmed by Jack Brockbank, Guinness World Records representative. (sources 1, 2)

It was an initiative of the Romanian television channel Antena 3.

The Romanian National Flag

67. Romania was the first country in the world to export gasoline, which happened more than a century ago, in 1900. (sources 1, 2, 3)

Romania was a world power in the petroleum industry due to her well trained people in this field, but also because of the large natural resources. Hitler himself admitted during the World War 2: “Without Romania’s petroleum I would have never attacked the USSR”. (source)

68.  The Romanian rower Elisabeta Lipă is the most decorated rower in the history of the Olympics, winning five golds, two silvers and one bronze. (source 1, 2)

69. The Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuşi is the most important sculptor of the twentieth century. (sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Constantin Brancusi: Shifting the Bases of Art by Anna C. Chave, a book published in 1993 by Yale University Press, confirms this (see source #4). Yale University Press is a university press associated with Yale University, one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the world. Brancusi is, undoubtedly, such a moment of awareness of modern art, which focuses the meaning of an entire era of creative spirit evolution.

Constantin Brancusi

Google celebrated what would’ve been the 135th birthday of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi with a special logo.
The Doodle includes Brancusi’s most famous works. Representing the famous Google letters: “Prometheus,” “Newborn,” “Sleeping Muse,” “Mademoiselle Pogany,” “Bird in Space” and “The Kiss.”
The Brancusi Google Doodle appeared on nearly all of Google’s sites world-wide.

70. The Romanian student Ionuţ Budişteanu became in 2013 the first European to win the Gordon E. Moore Award at Intel ISEF in the last 20 years. (sources 1, 2, 3) He invented an autonomous car technology or – more concrete – the cheapest self-driving car in the world. 

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is world’s largest high school science research competition, with this year’s event seeing around 1,600 high school students selected from 433 affiliate fairs held in more than 70 countries, regions and territories. The Gordon E. Moore Award is its most prestigious award

Ionuț Budișteanu with his prize and a Romanian flag.
The girl and the boy next to him – who won the 2nd and the 3rd places – are both American