Scientists discover talking duck: ‘You bloody fool!’

A talking duck?! No quacks here. According to Reuters, an Australian musk duck named Ripper, raised by humans in a bird park, was seriously recorded mimicking the phrase “You bloody fool!”. A dutch scientist reportedly found the recordings of the duck talking. Carel Ten Cate, a scientist at Leiden University,...
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The world’s tallest nation is getting shorter

(CNN) — The Netherlands has long been the world’s tallest nation — but its people are getting shorter, according to Dutch researchers. Although height has increased over the last 100 years, the study showed Dutch men born in 2001 were .39 inches shorter than their 1980 counterparts. For women, the difference was more pronounced with a difference of .55 inches.
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Telephone box flower shop 'puts a smile on everybody's face'

A woman who has started selling flowers out of a telephone box in Nottingham after being made redundant during lockdown has said her quirky business premises make people smile. Vivienne Deitmers, from Nottingham, said she had to reinvent herself and flowers were always her passion. Originally from the Netherlands, Vivienna...

Bitcoin generates as much e-waste as the Netherlands annually

One Bitcoin transaction is the equivalent of throwing away two iPhone 12 Minis. This is the result of a current study that approaches Bitcoin’s environmental impact in a slightly different way. Alex de Vries from the Dutch central bank and Christian Stoll, who works for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Round 11: Assen - Race Highlights

What a win for Marco Wittmann! The German gets his second win of the DTM season in a crazy first race at Assen. Here are the highlights from DTM Race 1 at Assen in the Netherlands from the sixth DTM weekend of the season 2021.

Netherlands’ Rico Verhoeven, Alistair Overeem to headline ‘Glory: Collision 3’ in Arnhem

Rico “King of Kickboxing” Verhoeven, 32, of Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands and Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem, 41, of Amsterdam, Netherlands will headline “GLORY 79,” also known as “GLORY: Collision 3.” This is the third 2021 event of the Singapore-based kickboxing promotion GLORY World Series. Verhoeven is the reigning GLORY...

Another course record gives Kristoffer Broberg an 8-shot lead at Dutch Open

Kristoffer Broberg, Cromvoirt, Netherlands, Sweden, Dutch Open Badminton Championships, Dutch Open. CROMVOIRT, Netherlands — Kristoffer Broberg of Sweden smashed the course record he set a day earlier with an 11-under 61 on Saturday to open an eight-shot lead after three rounds of the Dutch Open. The 772nd-ranked Broberg opened with...

Barcelona Want To Spend $47M on a New Xavi: Report

Barcelona president Joan Laporta reportedly wants to bring in Ajax’s Netherlands international Ryan Gravenberch to the Camp Nou to be the club’s ‘new Xavi’ in midfield. The 19-year-old is already “considered one of the great stars of world football in the near future” and “has a similar profile” to the...

MXGP Sardegna: Marek wins the EMX85 championship

FIM EMX85 European Champion was crowned at Riola Sardo today in italy with Vitezslav Marek claiming the european title at the Italian circuit. Netherlands rider Dean Gregoire holeshots the second moto of the day and leads the first few corners before being passed by KTM rider Markuss Ozolins and Husqvarna rider Gyan Doensen. Race one leader until the last corner Lottie Van Drunen didn’t get that much of a good start in the second moto, and had to work her way through the pack.

Netherlands.. Customs seizes 4 tons of cocaine in Rotterdam

Dutch customs seized 4 tons of cocaine in the port of Rotterdam, in one of the largest drug seizures carried out in the country, according to the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The smuggled drug, estimated to be worth 301 million euros (353 million dollars), was revealed Thursday night in a container destined from Suriname to a company in Poland. The cocaine was destroyed.

The worldthe tallest land is getting shorter

Although height has increased over the last 100 years, according to the Dutch survey men born in 2001 were 1 centimeter (0.39 in) shorter than their 1980 counterparts women, the difference was more pronounced with a difference of 1.4 centimeters (.55 inches). The 1980 generation was arguably the longest ever...

Netherlands In Turmoil As Ministers Resign Over Afghanistan Withdrawal

(Worthy News) – The Netherlands faces political turmoil after becoming the first Western nation with ministers resigning over the U.S—led coalition’s dramatic withdrawal from Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag, known internationally for senior United Nations positions, was the first to step down after admitting that many allies had stayed behind...

Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Victoria: a special family outing

The Scandinavian royal houses have a close relationship with each other. The families of Norway’s Princess Mette-Marit and Sweden’s Princess Victoria prove it in a new way. New family photo from Sweden. On her, Crown Princess Victoria with her husband and children along with the family of the Norwegian Crown...