I’m Not Sure What’s Going On Here But It Seems Like A Tremendous Waste Of Water

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In 1957, the East German Trabant car was first introduced to the public. It was lightweight and made mostly of plastic. The leaders of East Germany envisioned it as communism’s answer to the VW Bug. Sadly, it was a colossal failure in terms of performance and safety. Still, it managed to survive the Cold War […]

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Headline of the year involves giant marble vagina; photos even better

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http://twitter.com/#!/tim_chr/status/480873103245840384 http://twitter.com/#!/smythmels/status/481047037639950336 No comment necessary. Snickers, however, are mandatory. Best headline ever: ‘US exchange student pulled from Tubingen University marble vagina’ news.com.au/world/us-excha… http://t.co/BLtKzqw7te— Ben Johnston (@BenJohnston_) June 23, 2014 http://twitter.com/#!/nypost/status/481060004389482496 http://twitter.com/#!/cemartin88/status/481032873151983616 The only thing missing? Giant grumpy uterus puppet! Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/23/international-headline-of-the-year-involves-giant-marble-vagina-photos-even-better/

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‘They’re getting around to that?’ Germany ‘tightens rules’ for refugees

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Sweden and Germany were among the nations who said they would take in the most asylum-seekers. However, it was reported this week that Sweden would be attempting to turn away up to 80,000 refugees (nearly half of all they took in) who didn’t pass the screening process. Germany is now reportedly clamping down: Maybe President […]

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Fox Tossing Apparently Used To Be A Thing…And It Was Disturbingly Popular

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It’s no secret that the nobility of ancient Europe had some controversial ways of amusing themselves. Everything from throwing giant parties to torturing and killing peasants was fair game. While the latter of those two sounds pretty brutal, just wait until you hear about Fox Tossing. Fox Tossing was a game played throughout Europe in […]

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Attacker who went on deadly stabbing rampage in Germany reportedly was rejected asylum applicant

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Not only did a 26-year-old suspect kill one and injure six others during a stabbing rampage in Hamburg, Germany on Friday; as the Wall Street Journal notes, the fact that the attacker had applied for asylum in the country and was rejected could revive the immigration debate in Germany as the September election approaches. "The […]

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What This Company Did With Legos In Their Office Is Amazing. Can I Work There?

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How cool would it be to work in an office made entirely out of Lego bricks? While we’re not quite there yet, Hamburg, Germany-based creative studio NPIRE is a lot closer than most offices.  For the last year, employees at NPIRE slowly built a colorful wall of Legos to divide their kitchen space from the hallway. The […]

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Hitler Was Once Treated At This Old Abandoned Sanitorium…This Place Is Creepy

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); While getting your hands dirty in the world of urban exploration, there’s always the chance that you’ll encounter something of historical significance. If you’re exploring abandoned places in Germany, your chances of that double…and they’re even better if you happen to be looking in the eastern part of the country. For […]

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The Images In This Book Will Change Your Perspective On Germany In The 1900s

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Before its devastating (and fortunately temporary) downfall in the wake of World War II, Germany was a monument to opulence, cosmopolitanism, and profound patriotism. At the turn of the twentieth century, it seemed as though nothing but promise was on the horizon. In a newly released book aptly titled Germany Around 1900, photo archivists, authors, […]

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I Wish I Could Talk To The Last Survivors Of These 12 Famous Historical Events.

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Hopefully we all get to experience history being made at some point in our lives. However, we can only wish that we’ll see as much as these 12 last survivors of famous historical events. How cool would it be to hang out with #6?! I would have so many questions.  1.) Voyages of Captain Cook. […]

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