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These Dutch folks on holiday waited for exactly 8am to be able to reserve their pool loungers. And then they leave for 2 hours while everyone else gets to lay on the ground. Perfect holiday.
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A new font, designed by Dutch designer Christian Boer is making it easier for people who suffer from dyslexia to process text.

The typeface, called Dyslexie, incorporates a number of tweaks to traditional fonts, which prevent someone from rotating, or mirroring the letters.

Boer, who suffers from dyslexia himself, designed the letters with heavier bottom portions to prevent a reader from turning them upside down, added extra tails, increased spacing between letters and words and lengthened ascenders and descenders to better distinguish between characters.

Boer discussed the font in a TED talk in 2011, and it is currently on display at the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial.

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If you don't speak Dutch, this advertisement comes off as a little... morbid?

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Dutch artist Bart Jansen was rather heartbroken when his cat, Orville, was hit and killed by a car. However, Jansen decided to memorialize his deceased buddy in a unique way: by turning him into a helicopter.

Yup. A helicopter. Jansen is quoted as saying:

"Now he is finally flying with the birds. The greatest goal a cat could ever reach!"

False. If his body turned into a poptart and he began flying around the sky with a rainbow trailing him, THEN he would reach the greatest goal a cat could ever reach!

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In the Netherlands, Domino's Pizza's electric scooters didn't make enough sound to warn oncoming bikers that they were coming. So, to fix the potential danger, Domino's installed devices on the scooters that emit fake engine noise... with a few added sounds here and there!