There are Polish Haitians who date back to 1802 when they fought along side Haitian slaves during the Haitian Revolution which helped establish the world’s first free black Republic. The Poles acquired Haitian citizenship for their support in overthrowing the French colonialists.
In Warsaw’s Gruba Kaśka water plant there are eight clams with sensors attached to their shells. If the clams close because they don’t like the taste of the water, the city’s supply is automatically shut off.
In 1926, Poland sent the US a birthday card with over 5 million signatures. Polish citizen Leopold Kotnowski visited the White House to present the card for America’s 150th birthday. It has 30,000 pages full of art, photos, poems and pressed flowers.
70 years ago today, the Polish attacked the Nazis to liberate their capital. During the 9 week rebellion that followed, more than 200,000 died, mostly civilians. Now, every August first, the entire city of Warsaw stands still for a full minute to commemorate their fallen.
The Polish government awards a “Medal for Long Marital Life” to couples married longer than 50 years.
There is a 32 km² desert in Poland and the Germans used it to train before deployment in Africa during WW2.