Tired of living in a country that's flatter than a pancake, with the highest peak reaching a meagre 323 metres above sea levels, the Dutch have decided to build their own mountain. At least, what started as a joke by journalist Thijs Zonneveld has actually turned into a project that engineering groups have begun considering.
Mr Zonneveld, 30, imagines a mountain three miles wide and around a mile in height, which would surpass the world's tallest man-made building, the 828metre-high Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.
Mr Zonneveld said: 'It was not serious but the next day there was such a serious response from people who had actually been thinking about it and calculating stuff that it made me realise I was not the only one who'd had that idea.'
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