Category: Germany

Teddy Roosevelt’s son fought in WWI as a pilot. He was killed in…

Teddy Roosevelt’s son fought in WWI as a pilot. He was killed in a dogfight and his plane crashed behind enemy lines. The Germans gave him a full military burial with honors. Reportedly, they admired that a president’s son chose to fight.

Russian fighter pilot Alexey Maresyev’s plane was shot down by…

Russian fighter pilot Alexey Maresyev’s plane was shot down by the Germans in 1942 and he crash landed in enemy territory. Both his legs were severely mangled, but he managed to get himself to friendly turf after crawling for 18 days in snow. His legs had to be amputated below the knee. He got himself on crutches and prosthetics and within a year danced in front of a judge to prove he was battle ready. He then went on to fly 86 combat missions and took out 11 enemy warplanes.

In Germany, when a kid becomes an adult at age 18, they can get…

In Germany, when a kid becomes an adult at age 18, they can get rid of all their debt by offering their debtors everything they own at that point. The young adult is relieved from all other debts they can’t pay back so that no young adult has to face a life in debt for things they did as a teenager.

Germany’s Werner Freund was once the alpha male of a real wolf…

Germany’s Werner Freund was once the alpha male of a real wolf pack. He spent decades walking freely among his sanctuary of 29 wild wolves, which all viewed him as their leader. His goal was to rid people of their negative views of the animal, because he felt ‘you are more likely to die from meeting a werewolf than a real one.’

It is illegal under German law to deny the holocaust, which is…

It is illegal under German law to deny the holocaust, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Henry Ford was an anti-semite and a Nazi supporter, and used his…

Henry Ford was an anti-semite and a Nazi supporter, and used his company, money and influence to spread and legitimize antisemitic views. He blamed every national problem on Jews, from strikes to depressions, and received the “Grand Cross of the German Eagle” from the Nazis in 1938.

In 2016, a 91-year-old woman filled out a crossword that turned…

In 2016, a 91-year-old woman filled out a crossword that turned out to be $116,000 artwork in a German museum.

Germany’s passport is the world’s most powerful…

Germany’s passport is the world’s most powerful passport, which allows its holders to travel to 158 countries around the world without having to get a visa before departure.

Some restaurants in Germany fine customers who fail to finish…

Some restaurants in Germany fine customers who fail to finish food.

A man from Germany was “cured” of HIV in 2012 after…

A man from Germany was “cured” of HIV in 2012 after he received a bone marrow transplant from a donor whose gene mutation made him immune to HIV.

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