The Pumps That Must Run Forever, Or Part Of Germany Floods

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    Tom Scott

    doba trvání: 04:19

    The Ruhr Valley, in north-west Germany, is an industrial coal-mining area. And because of that kilometre-deep mining, parts of it have sunk, the drainage patterns have changed: and now, if the pumps of Emschergenossenschaft ever stop, quite a few towns and cities will end up flooded.
    Filmed safely in September 2020: www.tomscott.com/safe/
    REFERENCES:
    www.derwesten.de/region/rhein-und-ruhr/wenn-die-pumpen-stillstaenden-id12358775.html
    fxreflects.blogspot.com/2008/12/ruhr-valley-secrets-richard-serras.html
    -- and of course, my interview with the team from Emschergenossenschaft
    Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin
    Thanks to Bela Lempp and Daniel Fischer for the suggestion.
    (Alternate title: "Iffen Pumperschtoppen, Der Deutschehabitaten Unterwasser". Alternate video: cscodes.info/port/nIOsi2rct4V7uWw/video.html )
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

This was, of course, filmed back when some inter-European travel was possible, following all the Covid-safe guidelines. (Standing on top of a windswept hill helps with that.)

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Corvette Dude
Corvette Dude

Why state the obvious?

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Mr Steve
Mr Steve

Well thanks for clarifying that. I'm sure most peoples biggest worry was that you travelled somewhere "unauthorised" and were walking around like you owned the place without a mask, and without permission to breathe from the supreme leaders. "Covid safe guidelines", pathetic.

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Karasu Inaiga
Karasu Inaiga

Video: 3 months ago. Comment: 4 months ago. What. Did. You. Do?

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LEXI der CH 123 Yo
LEXI der CH 123 Yo

I love the german accent of enclisg

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Richard Wicks
Richard Wicks

If they were smarter, they'd build an aqueduct. That would drastically reduce energy expenditures and wouldn't require the pumps to be running continuously.

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Paxmax
Paxmax

Oooh, Germany can create a Venice of their own 😁

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Nikolai Smirnoff
Nikolai Smirnoff

The tetrahedron looks straight up like it’s from Pathologic.

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User User
User User

"Art."

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Borat Sagdiyev
Borat Sagdiyev

Germans: Pump the water out. Dutch: Build a wall

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AtlasNL
AtlasNL

lmao just build windmills _This comment was made by the the Netherlands gang_

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Nenad ИС XC Shuput
Nenad ИС XC Shuput

Kilometer is not deep deep. At all.

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Howly
Howly

🤡

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omma911
omma911

Lake Dortmund sounds nice tho

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Tekel Upharsin
Tekel Upharsin

Drain the swamp

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Max S.
Max S.

Some of the art and redevelopment projects are highly polarizing though, mostly due to absurdly high cost.

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Carlos Vandangos
Carlos Vandangos

"art"

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Abhinavv Arora
Abhinavv Arora

That would have never crossed my mind

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Tyrant Onion
Tyrant Onion

I say, flood it all.

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OracleOci
OracleOci

wow, that tetrahedron looks exactly the perfect place to visit on a super foggy day!

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Jesse Lindsey
Jesse Lindsey

Holy crap, a company is responsible for the destruction it causes? Europeans really do things differently over there. Here, you'd probably get sued or shot or something if a company finished up eating all the natural resources and you happened to leave nearby. Or they'd just shrug and go "well that oil will clean itself up i guess" and leave you to die.

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Philly blunts
Philly blunts

Another fine mess humans have caused by greed,,, ya its fine carry on ...

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Hobbs
Hobbs

This sounds like one of those AI-generated titles,

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Dank Buds
Dank Buds

all i hurd was FISH KILLER .

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Jusmi
Jusmi

That town should be a lake

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GreenAirMan
GreenAirMan

What happens when the coal company runs out of money?

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Cyphlix
Cyphlix

why rely on electric-powered pumping when you could just re-fill the sunken land?

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Bhargav Gajji
Bhargav Gajji

Tom I am fascinated by your content and your narrative.. How do you remember that long script and deliver it flawlessly ?

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You know My first last name
You know My first last name

🥱🥱🥱 well. Its fked up, the running cost $$$$$$

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BigBoss 330
BigBoss 330

Interesting to see my home in a british video😁

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Eric Vosselmans
Eric Vosselmans

Al-Ruhria in New Turkey

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One Man Working
One Man Working

Is that the same hill as the one where they do the Seasons March in the Wim Wenders film Pina?

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Matt Faraday
Matt Faraday

Put the dirt back in the hole ? haha

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Gingaid766
Gingaid766

scot tom

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Web Luke
Web Luke

They are not shifting away from coal, they just moved the use of coal to China where there are no regulations. Natural gas is a much better fuel to generate electricity when everyone is scared of modern Nuclear power. Coal is still used, just not in that area anymore. "Renewable" energy is just a joke that has more limitations than true benefits as it has for 30+ years.

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JeRome Welch
JeRome Welch

In perpetuity would be the right Termanology here in America . peace

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Hilfe Plus
Hilfe Plus

Wo sind meine deutschen 🤟

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Horny Fruit Flies
Horny Fruit Flies

Wait, hold the phone... Are you telling me that the CORPORATIONS which are RESPONSIBLE actually have to pay for the damage, and NOT the taxpayers? Huh, America could learn a thing or two from Germany.

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Piotr Czajkowski
Piotr Czajkowski

America: privatize the gains, socialize the losses.

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The West is the Best
The West is the Best

But what if they decided to take a holiday 🤔

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Ruben van Maanen
Ruben van Maanen

I was going there with school but covid ruined that

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Nemo99 Nemo
Nemo99 Nemo

It's not due to renewables that the german coalmines have to shut down it's because they were to expensive to compete with other coal exporting countries.

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kpeleent
kpeleent

i live a few kilometers away from your filming spot and even i didnt know they pumped so much water everyday. nice to know! :D

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itryen
itryen

I live there! :)

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Vidmantas Matias Šimkus
Vidmantas Matias Šimkus

tis definetly not flow

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D Reads
D Reads

I'm curious what happens to all the the stuff living in the river that end up going through the pumps.

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Ali Guled
Ali Guled

One of the huge mistakes the so called civilised people did in the name commerce

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jimmies rustled
jimmies rustled

43,000 litres per second... That's hard to imagine.

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saschamaj
saschamaj

It is. It's equivalent to the volume of water in a swimming pool 10m long, 2.15 m wide, and 2 m deep.

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oof oof
oof oof

Hippity Hoppety, this comment section has become german property

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Christopher Hurkens
Christopher Hurkens

Wouldn't it be cheaper, especially after a few decades, to lift the river, with levees and fill, than build pumping stations and power and staff them?

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serjthereturn
serjthereturn

fossil fuels continuing to mess up the earth in so many creative ways

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iannickCZ
iannickCZ

Hopefully the pumping station will not have blackout. But nothing stay forever. They are walking on tiny ice.

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Timur Burlaka
Timur Burlaka

The German engineer's English is really good but his accent is almost caricatural of the Germans! Zis is actually how ze vorld imagines ze Germans to speak :D

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Rheiner Zufall
Rheiner Zufall

so we dry out the lakes we have on this planet, while we stop new ones from forming^^ good for the people who live there, but would it be better for the planet to get a new lake?

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zebble ganubi
zebble ganubi

humans eh. the most intelligent species on the planet apparently

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Tristan
Tristan

Me a german: Wait I know this place.. I once visited it ! I was at the same place from that youtube video !!!

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The Raven
The Raven

Grüße ausm pott.

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VICIOUS IMPALER
VICIOUS IMPALER

1:54 what does this guy do? Emsterschemster... What?

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Arnold Black
Arnold Black

Germany destroyed their own landscape while polluting everyone's air

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Joseph Abraham
Joseph Abraham

I can't think of one example in America where a company paid for the ecology like that. The Exxon Corporation paid for the Exxon Valdez oil spill until December 2009. But that's not quite an apples to apples comparison. If the coal companies go out of business, who keeps writing the checks?

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Joshua Saxby
Joshua Saxby

They could think about putting all the spoil back :)

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WA Kayak Angler
WA Kayak Angler

Hey mate, have you heard of the Golden Pipeline in Western Australia? I bet you have but it would be an interesting story to tell the world :)

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Mr. Rogers
Mr. Rogers

Seriously how does this guy come up with all this obscure s*** that's really interesting?

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Inexorablehorror
Inexorablehorror

Wow, many thanks for this very interesting information! I live in Lower Saxony, about 150km away from the Ruhr area and have been there numerous times, but I didn't know this fact. Amazing! Thank you, keep it up and stay healthy.

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Apollo Mars
Apollo Mars

Germans: So did yor coal companies pay for this stuff? UKs: .......Brexit. Germans: :3

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Michael Heider
Michael Heider

Sounds as smart as moving to new Orleans. Lets build a new house where there should water. People

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Oto
Oto

Switching to renewables, not.

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Michael_st.a
Michael_st.a

I was born in 1967 in the "Ruhrgebiet" area.

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mickinoz2005
mickinoz2005

Why not fill the land back in instead of building big pointless hills. Solves both problems surely

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Stan Washighski
Stan Washighski

Seems like it would have made more sense to build a canal. Maybe it's just the cannabis doing the thinking.

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JP T
JP T

Nice example that we always should consider the consequences when they last for thousands of years.

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Adam b
Adam b

Ferb I think we know what we're gonna do today

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ghotio1927
ghotio1927

I felt sea sick from the constant spinning of the camera !!!! I feel some basic cinematography is required please .

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Paul Thorwesten
Paul Thorwesten

I can’t wait, to attend my thick-german-accent class. It’s mandatory for all german engineering students, since 2003.

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Glitch
Glitch

Why not just build a canal that goes over the dip

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SuperSupermario24
SuperSupermario24

I feel like "it used to be a mining region" explains a very large percentage of the really weird regional environmental issues we face today.

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Crazy wyvern
Crazy wyvern

Anthracite is extremely rare and majority of the anthracite is found in the United States I believe

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Riley Carpenter
Riley Carpenter

Content

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Jared Ramos
Jared Ramos

This similar to the movie Snowpiercer. If the the train stops humanity dies.

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Bronze Army
Bronze Army

If they stopped mining... with what profits are the companies paying for it? This would only mean that the entire valley is dependent on coal companies remaining profitable.

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Simon Dowsett
Simon Dowsett

Relying on that pumping-station for perpetuity is a recipe for disaster.

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GD Nerd
GD Nerd

Hi Tom!!👋

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J Navarro
J Navarro

let it become a lake. make it a tourist attraction

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The Mighty Almaty Squirrel
The Mighty Almaty Squirrel

@J Navarro Yes, but if it becomes a lake, the people currently living in the valley would all have to move.

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J Navarro
J Navarro

@The Mighty Almaty Squirrel could use more tourist

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The Mighty Almaty Squirrel
The Mighty Almaty Squirrel

You know 5 million people live there, right?

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David Adams
David Adams

Wen you out for bike ride and end up in vid with 2m views

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SickShepherd
SickShepherd

surely just building a canal or aqueduct would be a better solution

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Nigel Benn
Nigel Benn

"The coal mine company pays for this, it was their coal they moved so it's their problem" Wow it's been so long since I've heard logic like that in my country it feels and sounds refreshing like a sea breeze.

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LeonG
LeonG

The coal is absent now, so without importing fill to the area, it should all be lower. The old underground mines are taking longer to fully collapse, because they were tunnel or bord and pillar mines and they continue collapsing for centuries. Random sites form caves that reach the top.. Instead of the rock strata just dropping as one, some vertical caves form in the rock, due to the rock in that column being crushed or soft (like volcanic vent might contain volcanic materials like ash or soft rocks. ) So the old workings can cause subsidence at the surface. Newer ones are long wall, which collapse in a few months and more smoothly drop the whole area at the same time. (so that crushed rock has no time to wash out.) So one reason they don't just do something more permanent is that its still sinking... the pumps and pipes can be moved to where they are needed.

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rocksteph84
rocksteph84

When you tell Germans zat zeir houses are zinking, they ask you, what are zey zinking about.

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Steven Peralta
Steven Peralta

It seems eventually the coal company(ies?) will cease to exist and the burden of funding eternal pumping falls on the government. I wonder if at some point relocating the towns and villages out of the low lands become the cost-effective solution. Food for thought.

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Kevin Goeckel
Kevin Goeckel

turn em off.

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The Mighty Almaty Squirrel
The Mighty Almaty Squirrel

And kill 5 million people?

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Danny Kean
Danny Kean

river BOIe

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Jupp Soetebier
Jupp Soetebier

I think I speak for everyone here in that the most shocking aspect of all this is the matter of fact way Germans simply take care of things. That of course the coal companies caused it and of course they will pay for it. Not even a question.

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ruinsofanebula
ruinsofanebula

what about the fish in the smaller river?

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Nikola Tasev
Nikola Tasev

Germany coal companies: "We stopped digging coal, but will keep pumping the water forever" Appalachia coal companies: "We don't do this here".

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Ryad Arlan
Ryad Arlan

How ironic. Thats why there is climate change deniers. Because what oil company wants to clean the atmosphere.

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PyroYergen
PyroYergen

Everybodys in amazement, businesses paying for their impact on the world. Germany you embarrass much of the world with this.

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GeweerBeer
GeweerBeer

*Laughs in Dutch*

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Marco Krause
Marco Krause

There will be the time when the pumps have used more electricity than they have produced with the coal mined.

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entertainTech
entertainTech

Best part is the coal companies have to pay for the damage they created.

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Jahoyhoy
Jahoyhoy

So the great-great grandkids are left to pay for the damages caused by their ancestors? Sounds about right.

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ExDee Wobblum
ExDee Wobblum

Galaxy-brain idea here: Cover the hills in solar and wind generation to power the pumps…

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Angelo Semeraro
Angelo Semeraro

Coal is not a thing of the past, in Germany. They may have stopped extracting Anthracite but they are burning even the disgusting Lignite, to keep the lights on

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Der Gebeater
Der Gebeater

Its not Ruhr-Valley. Its called RUHRPOTT!!!!

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Ronny Nord
Ronny Nord

yes we now have nuclear power instead of coal.

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sreekutty sree
sreekutty sree

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Ben Mullen
Ben Mullen

The Rhur Juror!

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Regulus Muphrid
Regulus Muphrid

Alternative title: How to flood a part of the Fourth Reich with a single air strike.

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