Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bikes Explain Everything

I have long thought that expanded cycling would lead to a better world. It seems, however, that bikes also explain long lasting enmity between nations:
SPIEGEL: Mr. de Winter, why do the Dutch hate [Germans]?

De Winter: Of course we don't hate you, but the rivalry is the inheritance of the Nazi era. The Dutch couldn't forgive Germany for occupying their country. You stole our bikes. SPIEGEL: Your bikes?

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