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Tagged With: Germany

GOLF What A Strange Foursome!

HE WAS THE WORLD’S NUMBER 1 PLAYER ONCE, in the moment he ranks in the 40s – but he can still win any tournament: the German Martin Kaymer. Asked by the German magazine „Zeit Golfen“ what his personal dream-foursome would be, he gave a peculiar answer: „Eva Longoria, Will Smith and Angela Merkel.“ We know … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS Would You Buy Elephant Tusks?

I CAN’T MAKE UP MY MIND! Because there are thousands of 100 and more years old elephant tusks in European households, stemming from colonial times. In Britain, Germany, France, Portugal, even Spain and Italy. Beautiful pairs, some 120 cm long and weighing almost 100 kilos. You can get a pair for 2000 Euros or US$ … Weiterlesen »

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CRIME Better Avoid El Salvador!

EL SALVADOR IS A TINY COUNTRY, HER SIZE EQUALS ISRAEL OR THE GERMAN STATE HESSIA, AND IT’S SMALLER THAN DJIBOUTI OR NEW JERSEY! But the capital, SAN SALVADOR, holds a unique world record: Nowhere are so many people murdered – and the murderers are in 95 % of the cases not brought to trial! The … Weiterlesen »

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POLITICS Let’s Hate The „Caucasus Emirate“

THERE IS SOMETHING SO MEAN AROUND THE CORNER – and the world isn’t aware of it! The CAUCASIAN EMIRATE!!!! A ghost state, existing only in the heads and on the maps of the most brutal terrorists of our time. With flag and constitution, recognized (so they claim) by Saudi-Arabia and the Iran already, occupying – … Weiterlesen »

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COLLECTING Stamps With A Funny Angle …

OH, I LOVE IT! When governments (mostly) were so proud of certain countrymen that they honored them or their deeds with official stamps – and had to pull them back after a while (or destroy what was left of the stock) when it was discovered, that the toothed and glued dignitaries were frauds, flukes or … Weiterlesen »

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BOOK Up The Danube From The Black Sea

THIS RIVER SAYS MORE ABOUT WORLD HISTORY THAN ANY OTHER STREAM – THE DANUBE! Say I and the British author Nick Thorpe probably too. It took him a whole year to cover the 2680 km or 1665 miles from the delta at the Romanian coast of the Black Sea through the 8 not always easy … Weiterlesen »

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CARS Lost & Found (No. 70)

I have never seen one of those cars on the road, and I doubt very much, that there are more than half a dozen like these in Oldtimer collections or museums. The advertisements of the Brennabor and the Stoewer, both produced in Germany,  I discovered in a German magazine, published in 1910, more than a … Weiterlesen »

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NAZI Collectors Corner (No. 25)

Once upon a time, when the worst criminal in German history ruled from the Baltic Sea to Berchtesgaden, a weird souvenir industry was booming around the Führer. 99 % of the memorabilia are forgotten (and destroyed) but sometimes, in an unsuspecting household, you come across some relicts – like this pillow on a music stool. … Weiterlesen »

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MYSTERY A Conversation Piece … (No. 31)

When you travel from Munich (Germany) northeastward to Prague (Czech Republic), you cross the Bayerische Wald (Bavarian Forest). It’s a strangly mystic region, with traces of Germanic jungle, almost unpenetrable, and in the centre you will encounter a strange rock formation, called Der Pfahl – the Reef. It is a relatively narrow stone wall, 150 … Weiterlesen »

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MEDIA A Conversation Piece … (No. 40)

It’s not easy to find out because it’s a story like with the telephone or the airplane: Suddenly dozens of nation present a gentlemen who was the first to speak over the wire or fly with a machine. The first trace of a publication you could call a „newspaper“ was published 1493 in Spain to … Weiterlesen »

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