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Human Brain

(YouTube link) The Dutch National Ballet rehearses for a performance at TEDxAmsterdam 2011, an independently organized TED event, November 25th in the Netherlands. Narrated by Rutger Hauer. -via Everlasting Blort

Stuttering Billboard

The Dutch Stutter Foundation encourages you to be patient with people who have a stutter. Don’t interrupt; just wait and let them finish. Link -via Copyranter | Photo: Y&R Not Just Film

The Late Movies: Double Dutch

Growing up in Philadelphia, lots of girls in my neighborhood jumped rope. The most impressive did double dutch. (I dabbled, but was never really coordinated enough for one rope, let alone two.) The activity has grown in popularity in recent years. In 2009, double dutch became a varsity sport in New York City public schools. [...]

These Euro Coins with QR Codes are Legal Tender

The Dutch Royal Mint in Utrecht is celebrating its 100th anniversary by releasing silver 5€ and gold 10€ coins. It has been reported that they include functional QR codes and are legal tender in the Eurozone. Link -via CrunchGear | Image: The Rich Times

Let’s See a Kindle Try This

This year’s Dutch Book Week is celebrating the autobiography. To promote the event, The Van Wanten Etcetera Firm has created a series of carefully crafted author portraits – made from their very own literature. As an example, here is one created for Anne Frank: Probably not enough to get me to book a ticket to Holland. But [...]