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Staufen: the German town that’s literally breaking apart

More educative entertainment from Tom Scott:

The town of Staufen, in the south-west of Germany, has a problem: a drilling operation in 2007 that went very wrong. Half a metre of movement might not sound like much, but in this town, that’s enough for the buildings to crack and fall apart.

The castle ruins in the background in the video are those of Staufen Castle, destroyed by the Swedes during the Thirty Years’ War.

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