dutch villages

a tv show where you take random redditors and ask them to design their perfect society then force a small dutch village to live by the rules they make up for a year

ID #36955

Name: Miriam
Age: 19
Country: Netherlands

Well, my name is Miriam and I am 19 years old. I am dutch and at the moment I am studying to be a veterinarian assistant. I live in a small village in the province of Gelderland, which is surrounded with woods and meadows.

I love reading. Mostly fantasy, but I will try anything. One of my favorite series is Harry Potter.
I also like to write, it helps to clear my mind sometimes. I love my pets. Also I am a bit chaotic and a bit shy.

I’m also not really any good at about me’s so sorry for that.. I really like the idea of a penpal so I hope that I meet someone this way :)

Preferences:  preferably someone who speaks English or Dutch, because those are the only two languages I know. but I would like it if that person is from another country. I also would like it if that person is a girl and preferably around my age, so somewhere between 18 and 23 years old.

A 17th century hand-coloured engraving of the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Handel with the Dutch village of Handel in the background.

Handel, historically part of a Catholic territory, was a popular place of pilgrimage for Catholics living in Protestant parts of the Netherlands when their faith could not be openly practised there.

Meteorite As Old As Earth Can Tell Us How Solar System Formed


A meteorite the size of a fist that came crashing onto a roof in the Netherlands earlier this year is as old as the Earth itself, Dutch scientists are saying. This means the meteorite could tell us a lot about how our planet and our solar system formed.

“We do not have rocks of this age on Earth,” geologist Leo Kriegsman said in a video from Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden. “We can learn from it what happened in the very beginning of the solar system: When you had sort of a stellar cloud that collapsed, when minerals started to form, when planetoids started to form for the very first time. So it gives us information on what happened at the very beginning when the Earth was formed.”

The space rock was filmed coming down in a streak through the air and then went through a roof in the Dutch village Broek in Waterland, which is near Amsterdam, on Jan. 11. According to Kriegsman, it is about 4.5 billion years old — around the same age as the Earth — and probably came loose from the asteroid belt, a ring of rocks between Mars and Jupiter.

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Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

While taking a break, this photographer opts to take in a, well, fake world, traveling to photograph cities and buildings that serve as illusions.

Gregor Sailers’s unique series has taken him to the likes of Mosul re-creations situated in the Mojave Desert, Calif.; a New York-style town in Sweden, used to test cars; and a Dutch village in China, giving the locals or Chinese tourists a taste of Europe.

The photographer, who is based in Tyrol, Austria, came up with the idea for his project in 2015, having initially researched the likes of backdrops, illusions and artificially created urban constructions.

In total, the 37-year-old Gregors’s intriguing work has taken him to 25 locations across seven countries and three continents. (Caters News)

See more photos of fake cities and our other slideshows on Yahoo News.

I talked to a lot of people before I got engaged, you know. And I heard this expression about whether or not you should get married. This is an old expression. People say this. They say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” You ever heard that before? It’s a bananas insulting expression to an entire gender. But also, it makes no sense. “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” You’re not allowed to milk a cow that you don’t own. That’s not even a situation. Was that a problem at one point? Like, in the dairy community? Was that happening a hundred years ago in some village? Some Dutch prick was sneaking in at night being like, “Ah-ha-ha, I take your milk.” And the farmer was like, “Well, then, this is your cow now.” And he was like, “No, no proof of purchase.” And he ran off into the night. That sounded Dutch, right? 

You know what that expression means? It means, “Why would you marry a woman if she’s already having sex with you?” Which has nothing to do with what relationships are even like anymore. Now, it’s like, “Why buy the cow?” Uh, maybe because, every day, the cow asks you when you’re gonna buy it. And you live in a really small apartment with the cow, so you can’t avoid that question at all. And also, the cow is way better at arguing than you are. And the cow grew up in a family that knows how to argue. 

Why buy the cow?” Uh, maybe because every time another cow gets bought, you have to go to the sale and you have to sit next to your cow at the sale, and your cow looks over at you the entire time like [angry mooing]. And does not enjoy the sale at all even though she’s the one that wanted to go to the sale. And she’s especially mad because that farmer and cow met, like, eight months after you guys met. 

Why buy the cow?” Well, let’s be real here. You’re very lucky to have the cow that you do have. “Roping in cows and getting milk out of them was never anything you were known for, John.” By the most liberal of estimates, there have been about eight cows total, several unmilked, and a lot of people think that you like bulls, and if you just bought… They assume it! When you search your name, the third thing to come up is like, “John Mulaney bull?” And if you just bought the cow, nobody would say that anymore… They’ll still say it. ‘Cause there are those guys who, they buy a cow, and then on the side, total matador, but for real, Chicago, why buy the cow? Let’s be real. 

Why buy the cow? Because you love her. You really do. And, yeah, yeah. Sure, she’s a bossy little Jew, but she takes care of you. And you don’t wanna be some old man stumbling around, like, “Hey, you seen any loose milk?