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Going against the flow of history

As you know Bob, the Dutch have long known how to deal with the threat of flooding, living in a country that was largely conquered from the sea. Over the centuries the Netherlands has learned to put its trust in bigger and higher dykes, dams and various increasingly clever solutions to keep the sea where it's wanted and away from where it would be a nuisance. There's a new threat however, that can't be solved with higher dykes, a threat that needs to accomodated by doing something very un-Dutch: reflood parts of the Netherlands. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Feb 24, 2013 - 31 comments

no more condom odour on your hands

"The condom was invented almost 100 years ago and very little has been done to make its use easier or more pleasant. " No longer. "Two engineers from Delft, Paul Breur and Adnan Tunović, have finally solved decades of issues that men have had with using condoms. " A handy demonstration video is available at the link.
posted by MartinWisse on Dec 4, 2012 - 127 comments

Who is the unknown Amsterdam sculptor?

The violin player in the Stopera. The man trying to catch the tram near the Marnixstraat. The little lumberjack. The fondled breast on the Oudekerksplein. The small, disappearing, reappearing bronze statue of a man lying on his back, in the same pose as Theo van Gogh was found after his murder. All bronze or iron statues found in Amsterdam which have one thing in common: nobody knows who made them. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Aug 23, 2012 - 15 comments

slightly less useful than a carphone

Annoyed at people biking while on their mobile? It could've been so much worse.
posted by MartinWisse on Jul 26, 2012 - 36 comments

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