About 26% of the Netherlands lies below sea level. How does that work? The Dutch needed the land, so they figured out how to reclaim it from the ocean. They built dikes, for sure, but there is a lot of world-class engineering involved in controlling the water. In this video, Tom Scott shows us around the Waterloopbos, a laboratory used to test scale models of much larger water-control projects like the Delta Works. Read more about the Waterloopbos here. -via reddit
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