Windmills in Kinderdijk (a village in the Netherlands)

These things are powerful! To harness the power of water is pretty brilliant. The Dutch figured out ways to effectively catch the wind and even used the positioning of the arms to tell other windmill operators how to best position theirs. The different positions also signified births, deaths, weddings, etc in the community. Necessity is the mother of amazing inventions.

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