Excalibur – World’s Tallest Climbing Wall

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Excalibur

Towering over 121 feet in the air (37 meters) and with an overhang of 36 feet (11 meters) the Excalibur at the Klimcentrum Bjoeks (Bjoeks Climb Center) in the town of Groningen, The Netherlands, is considered to be the tallest climbing wall in the world. As long as you don’t take into consideration mountains, cliffs or other man-made structures not specifically designed for climbing.  (Pics)

 

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Man Builds Noah’s Ark to the Exact Scale Given in the Bible

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Working Replica of Noah’s Ark opened In SCHAGEN, Netherlands.

The massive central door in the side of Noah’s Ark was opened and  the first crowd of curious townsfolk beheld the wonder. This replica of the biblical Ark was built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible.  (Pics)

 

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World’s Most Powerful Electron Microscope

World’s Most Powerful Electron Microscope 

 Titan 80-300 Cubed Microscope

The Hubble telescope has a competitor. It’s not a telescope, but a microscope. The competition isn’t looking for stars and galaxies, but seeking atomic levels instead. McMaster University Canada has installed the world’s most powerful electron microscope at its Center for Electron Microscopy. Built in the Netherlands, the Titan 80-300 Cubed microscope is the planet’s most powerful and advanced microscope.

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90,000 Homes In The Netherlands To Be Powered By Chicken Manure

90,000 Homes In The Netherlands To Be Powered By Chicken Manure 

Some Powerful Poo!

So, you’re an Earth-loving, eco-friendly environmentalist, as it’s all the rage these days. Alternative sources of energy, such as wind and solar, are what you’re looking to use to get your juice. OK, that’s cool. But what about more… unorthodox sources of power? I’m talking, of course, about chicken crap.

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Licking Your Wounds May Help Them Heal Quicker

Licking Your Wounds May Help Them Heal Quicker 

 

Scientists have discovered a compound found in human saliva that can heal wounds quickly.
The Netherland scientists published this research in The FASEB Journal and believe that their studies will be able to help people suffering from chronic wounds related to diabetes and other disorders, in addition to traumatic injuries and burns.

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Euthanasia Means No Repeat Customers

 Euthanasia Means No Repeat Customers

Terminally-ill patients in the Netherlands increasingly receive drugs to render them unconscious until death, according to a study that suggests people are substituting deep sedation for legal euthanasia.

The researchers found that 1,800 people — 7.1 percent of all deaths in the Netherlands in 2005 — were drugged into so-called continuous deep sedation shortly before dying. This compares with 5.6 percent of cases in 2001.

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