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Magnificent Some of the Most Popular Moments of 2014 (34 pics)

Magnificent Some of the Most Popular Moments of 2014 (34 pics)

a whole site dedicated to describing the odd things a foreigner will come across, living in the Netherlands. The English is not too hard, lower intermediate learners will cope well, I think. Fun!

a whole site dedicated to describing the odd things a foreigner will come across, living in the Netherlands. The English is not too hard, lower intermediate learners will cope well, I think. Fun!

Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs and what they mean by Jacob Zook, posted on flicker by People, Places & Things.

Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs and what they mean by Jacob Zook, posted on flicker by People, Places & Things.

Miep and Jan Gies, the Dutch couple who hid Anne Frank, her sister, Margot Frank,  her parents, Otto and Edith Frank, Hermann van Pels, his wife Auguste, their son, Peter, and Dr. Fritz Pfeffer in a secret attic behind a moveable bookcase. Their profound heroism, the chances they took, the risk to their own lives, their extraordinary loyalty, is truly humbling and remarkable.

Miep and Jan Gies, the Dutch couple who hid Anne Frank, her sister, Margot Frank, her parents, Otto and Edith Frank, Hermann van Pels, his wife Auguste, their son, Peter, and Dr. Fritz Pfeffer in a secret attic behind a moveable bookcase. Their profound heroism, the chances they took, the risk to their own lives, their extraordinary loyalty, is truly humbling and remarkable.

The Netherlands: abortion is freely available yet their abortion rate is the lowest in the world.

The Netherlands: abortion is freely available yet their abortion rate is the lowest in the world.

The irony of these Dutch names is not lost on the Dutch....

The irony of these Dutch names is not lost on the Dutch....

Amish: A plain clothed Mennonite sect living mostly in Ohio and Pennsylvania; western media has an odd obsession with them.

Amish: A plain clothed Mennonite sect living mostly in Ohio and Pennsylvania; western media has an odd obsession with them.

In the old days, Santa Claus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as his slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from.

In the old days, Santa Claus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as his slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from.

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