How The Netherlands Stopped The Wind

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The End : I'm from the Netherlands and I didn't even know this...

hornylink : "we're humans, we'll stop the wind." that's great and all, but can you make people behave reasonably on the internet. and will it blend?

canukforce : The Dutch built a wall and made the wind pay for it.

Shzh : More about the Netherlands. We like people talking about us

mark. keilys. : that sun peeking in over your shoulder made what you were saying just so much more impactful.

Thomas Lynn : The walls to my house stop 100% of wind. Beat that, wind walls.

KasabianFan44 : Finally a British person who doesn't call the Netherlands "Holland"...

ashley : the netherlands masters of the water stoppers of wind

Theo Jessop : Don't underestimate the Netherlands. As a great man once said: 'God made the world, but the Dutch made the Netherlands'.

Fenno : That's really neat! I live in the Netherlands and I had no idea this was a thing, I'll have to visit sometime for sure.

RancidMarshmallow : pretty sure tom gets off to mankind's achievements.

Joppe Kroeze : Somehow i feel like if the netherlands was on a fault line the dutch would just fix it as well

Ali Jardz : "We're humans. We will stop the wind!"  Kinda want that on a T-Shirt :P

Harry : He gets around a lot.

Huntracony : "God created the earth, but the Dutch created the Netherlands."

Thomas Joosten : The Netherlands VS Nature The Netherlands wins

Masre Super : All Dutch people say hi Hi

12Me21 : Trump would be proud

Fotografieren mit : This thing is wonderfull and ugly at the same time!

Das Neko : ... You could just make a better bridge.

Sander Geraedts : Our country is the goddamn Avatar.. Raising land from the sea (Flevoland), building walls to protect us from the sea, pushing the sea so far back that 50% of the country is below sea level and even calming the wind. If the Vaalserberg was an active vulcano, I'm sure we'd made sure it would only erupt on Germany.

RKH1502 : Soooo... linguistics videos soon? :p

Sky Lord Panglot : The key is "What humans can do when they want to." But most of the time humans dont want to. Unimaginable amounts of resources are thrown for wars, control, greed, manipulation... if we had these things invested in our future we probably would've colonized Mars up to now and maybe got out of our solar system. But why not, lets start another war. Its near. The children that rule us stomp their feet and say "Thats mine!" and the other one stomps even hard and answers "No! Mine!" and we kill each other like mindless idiots for no reason...

Speckledpears : Awesome! I live in the Netherlands and never knew we had such a thing. Also its pretty ironicall that there is a windmill in the background.

Entropy Zero : "We are humans. We'll stop the wind."

phillip stafford-dafoe : this is Donald Trump's dream but the Netherlands use it for good

aKillerSandwich : this makes me want to be a structural engineer

cubedude76 : Yasuo has nothing on this wall!

Ovenman940 : Even that basic graffiti looks better than the grey concrete. They should decriminalise it in that area, they're basically giant canvasses that could attract some skilful artists.

manzilla48 : Central and Northern Europe is such and advanced place

sion8 : So, is that a way to stop the Air Nomads from escaping?

RoomWithAMoose : see socialism is soooooo bad..............

Sapphire Crook : So, sure, it's neat the Dutch basically built a country out water... But where did that money come from? This place was a dirty swamp and there was really no reason to start pumping it all dry! So who started this wacky trend of trying to landlock the entirety of Europe?

woutertje62 : cool to see A video of something I see every day. it is called Rozenburg though

rohan1970b : You should come to the plains of the US. It was done 80-90 years ago. They just used wood (aka trees) instead of concrete and planted them by the dozen or hundreds of miles and around most buildings... They're called shelterbelts

Jack dN : The sunlight is making your head the colour of cheese...

Collin M : That wall's not going to stop the wind. The wind will just use a ladder or dig under it.

frollard : I wonder how much of it is archimedes valve action and how much is just 'hemicylinders are stronger and cheaper than flat walls'  Very cool.

SAmB : Why not just build a new bridge?

Drakinite : That's amazing, oh my god.

TheFrosty : I wish you would bring back your old outro when you used to say "and that, is something you might not have known" :'c

Spunktastic JismMonkey : My family would have loved to have had one of these walls around me growing up, especially after eating a plate of baked beans on toast with cheese. :o)

Bacon Wizard : *a flood happens “Don’t worry we’ll just block the ocean” *wind appears “Don’t worry we’ll just block the wind” In the Netherlands nature doesn’t stop you, you stop nature.

Hardcore Bob : Tom it's crazy that an Englishman teaches me the most about my country.

Vin Sad : I prefer Yasuo's wind wall

Matthew Jackman : I'm not sure if they have or not, but they need to make that wall one of those "legal as long as it isn't profane" places to graffiti. It would look amazing covered in decent street art!

takerone : Wow that place needs a graffiti jam. ^^

ViolettaSachra : I should read more carefully. Because I was really amazed that the Neanderthals were somehow able to stop wind.... :'D

Mors Coronam : I'd love to see some kind of fluid dynamics simulation to show why they chose that semicircular shape for the wall sections.

Ganja H.E.R.B Dinosaurus : Netherlands be prepairef for a airbender attack