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.

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.

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

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

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

Harry : He gets around a lot.

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...

Masre Super : All Dutch people say hi Hi

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

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

cubedude76 : Yasuo has nothing on this wall!

HandigeHarrie : And this is how it looks when a big ship goes through. It's a tight fit! https://flic.kr/p/5Uxqx7 This was specifically built because the car carriers arriving nearby are very tall, boxy ships and they catch a lot of wind. I've lived close all my life and have visited this bridge and wind deflectors often.

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

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

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

manzilla48 : Central and Northern Europe is such and advanced place

ashley : the netherlands masters of the water stoppers of wind

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

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?

Moritz Durtschi : Afsluitdijk video incoming?

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

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.

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

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

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.

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)

Jonathan Williams : And yet the Dutch are killing themselves So much for human greatness

Thomas Joosten : The Netherlands VS Nature The Netherlands wins

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

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

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!

PEACEMATE *_* : F*** it, we can't make the canal bigger, lets build a huge wall

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

Jesper : I'm Dutch and I've never seen or heard about this wall

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

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

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.

Bob Stephens : TIL Yasuo is Dutch

Elliot Murray : Why not just make the bridge wider?

vidm96 : Next time you visit the Netherlands you should visit a greenhouse and the flower auction in the Westland (area north-west of Rotterdam).

Splinter5570 : are you doing more Dutch videos?

Asian non-asian : Yeah were great with water ,wind and stuff xD

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