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I work as a business analyst, but privately, I'm interested in the so-called humanities, such as philosophy, history, linguistics, sociology, religion, politics, Judaica, etc. and this is the area where I try to contribute to Wikipedia, mostly in Poland-related areas. I also maintain the Poland Portal and try to answer questions about Poland and Central Europe at the Humanities and Language reference desks. — Kpalion(talk) 20:54, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
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Did you know...
... that the painter Jan Matejko always depicted Stańczyk, Poland's most famous court jester, with a concerned and reflective look on his face?
... that King Christian IV of Denmark was probably the most notable person in history to be afflicted with the hair disease known as Polish plait?
... that girls in Poland wear red lingerie underneath their dresses during a studniówka (high school ball)?
... that not all Polish names end in -ski?
... that according to an old Polish legend, the sorcerer Pan Twardowski was the first man on the Moon?
... that there are several theories about the origins of the name of Poland?
... that the Polish cochineal gave its name to the color red and the month of June in most Slavic languages?
... that the Banner of Poland, despite its 1000-year old history, is not officially considered a Polish national symbol?
... that the Jack of the President of the Republic of Poland was originally intended only for usage on naval vessels in the presence of the commander-in-chief?
... that the position of the President of the Republic is the only undisputed one in the Polish order of precedence?
... that Józef Kowalczyk served longer in one country than any other apostolic nuncio?
... that only one of the 114 registered museums in Poland is privately owned?
... that popes awarded blessed swords and hats to defenders of Christendom, including at least 12 emperors, 10 kings of France, 7 kings of Poland, 6 kings of Spain, and the nation of Switzerland?