Zwarte Zee

The Netherlands is not only known for its tulips, wooden shoes and windmills. In the 20th century, Dutch companies such as Smit & Co and Wijsmuller were leaders in the towing world. In 1933 the first diesel tug, the Black Sea, was put into service. This was replaced in 1963 by the Black Sea IV.…

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Blériot XI

Louis Charles Joseph Blériot (1 July 1872 – 1 August 1936) was a French aviator, inventor, and engineer. He developed the first practical headlamp for cars and established a profitable business manufacturing them, using much of the money he made to finance his attempts to build a successful aircraft. On 19 July, he informed the Daily Mail of his intention to make…

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Anzani 3-cylinder fan engine

Alessandro Anzani began building motorcycle engines in France around 1905. Unusually, his motors were air- rather than water-cooled, making them light. His first designs were two-cylinder V-engines, and he rode machines powered by them to records and race success in 1905 and 1906. In the same period he had developed a three-cylinder version, more powerful…

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The world of Galileo

Nicholas Copernicus is considered to be the founder of the heliocentric theory, which states that the sun is in the center of the solar system and that the planets revolve around it, in contrast to the geocentric world view common at that time, where the earth was considered to be the center of the solar…

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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The Chevrolet Corvette (C7) is the seventh generation of the Corvette sports car manufactured by American automobile manufacturer Chevrolet. It was introduced for the 2014 model year as the first to bear the Corvette Stingray name since the 1968 third generation model. The first C7 Corvettes were delivered in the third quarter of 2013. GM…

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Ruin of Teylingen

Teylingen Castle (Dutch: Slot Teylingen) is a Dutch castle in the municipality of Teylingen, in the town of Voorhout, near the border with Sassenheim. It is presumably the family keep of the noble family Van Teylingen. The castle was originally built to protect the north-south route in Hollandic territory. Later it became a forester’s castle for the forestry of the counts of Holland, starting…

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