Background As a material (typically, a metal) is stretched, it can reach a point where all of the strain (deformation) is concentrated in just one area. For example, notice in the figure below how the material has become very narrow across a short length in the specimen which was initially cylindrical. This condition is called
God created the world and the Dutch created the Netherlands. This old and popular expression among Dutch people could get a completely new meaning. After the polders, dikes, and Delta works, the Dutch may have a new flagship: the Dutch mountain. The idea started as a column by journalist and former professional cyclist Thijs Zonneveld.