Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands’

Google Wind

April 1, 2017

Google Wind, starting April 1st. Tour the repurposed windmills of the Netherlands on a self-driving bike.

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Google Rolls Out the Self-Driving Bicycle

April 1, 2017

Google is introducing the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam, since the Dutch cycle an average of 900 kilometers (560 miles) per person per year. To see the remarkable technology behind this urban mobility breakthrough, look here.

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Holland Welcomes Trump

January 25, 2017

Arjen Lubach shows how The Netherlands should welcome the 45th President of the United States.

Related:

“Why, when Trump says ‘America First,’ much of the world worries,” Peter Ford, Christian Science Monitor

“A Short History of ‘America First,'” Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic

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Spain 1, Netherlands 0

July 11, 2010

Spain 1, Netherlands 0

Spain bested Netherlands in an overtime World Cup match. The Dutch team had been undefeated in 25 previous contests. Perhaps this was payback for Holland’s defeat of Spain in the Dutch War of Independence (1648).

 

Image (“Philip II over William of Orange, 1-0”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Netherlands vs Spain

July 11, 2010

Netherlands vs Spain

UPDATED here.

The final match of the 2010 World Cup will be played shortly. The competitors, The Netherlands and Spain, have a history. Lots of history, chiefly the overtime contest called The Eighty Years War or Tachtigjarige Oorlog (1568–1648).

The war began under the leadership of coaches William of Orange on the Dutch side, with Philip II coaching Spain. The outcome? Hint: the struggle is also called the Dutch War of Independence.

Back to today’s match: neither side has won the World Cup in the entire history of FIFA competition. How long is that? Eighty years.

 

Image (William of Orange vs Philip II) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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