Posts tagged "germany"

The World’s Oldest Pretzel Has Ruined Pretzels For Me

Last week, the world’s oldest pretzel was found in Germany. It’s 250 years old and it looks all sorts of unappetizing. Ew.

Anyway, apparently the pretzel was found in a structure that was probably a bakery in Regensburg, a town that has a lot of history to uncover. It was firebombed during World…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

Landlord Evicted Tenant Over Noisy Sex Swing

You think your stomping upstairs neighbor is a problem? Imagine hearing apartment 3A’s squeaky sex swing at all hours of the night. A court in Munich, Germany, sided with a landlady for evicting a man who violated the “quiet clause” in his rental agreement by squeakin’ on an old sex swing after 10 p.m. and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2014

Germany Creates 3rd Gender

Germany is the first European country to have the option of choosing neither, leaving the gender spot on their newborn’s birth certificate blank if the baby’s sex can’t be determined. Read more on Newser…

By: Newser / November 2, 2013

Even Sausages Are Sexist These Days

Leave it to Germany to make every kind of sausage imaginable. These Rastings sausages are designed and marketed specifically towards men or women, bearing a hyper-sexualized image of the opposite sex. The sausages for women are labeled “lean,” while the brats for men are labeled “hearty” and “strong-spiced.” Obviously this is because women are solely…

By: Mary Odell / July 1, 2013

Nutella Thieves Are Probably Partying With Chicken & Cheese Thieves

First, a couple of dudes stole $65,000 worth of chicken wings. Then someone stole 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese. And now, thieves have made off with $21,000 worth of Nutella. Over the weekend, the town of Niederaula, Germany, was robbed of seven palettes of Nutella. The Nutella addicts stole the jars from a parked semi-truck trailer.

By: Julie Gerstein / April 9, 2013

Did This German Dignitary Use A Nazi Salute At The Olympic Opening Ceremony?

This is a picture of an unidentified German dignitary greeting his country’s athletes during the Olympic opening ceremony this past weekend. “Tell me that guy wasn’t doing a Nazi salute when the German team came out,” tweeted BBC broadcaster, Richard Gordon. Whether it was a a left-handed Nazi salute (typically done with the right hand…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 30, 2012

German Mayor Helpfully Allocates Parking Spaces Just For Dudes. You Know, The Hard-To-Park Ones.

A sexist asshat German mayor has designated the “more challenging” parking spaces in the municipal garage for male drivers, because parking a car is so haaaard for us little-wittle-ladies. The mayor, Gallus Strobel, has decreed that certain parking spaces will be designated with a male or female symbol to show who is permitted to park…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2012

Morning Quickies: Robert Pattinson Will Take* His Dad To A German Fetish Club

Robert Pattinson took wants to take his father to a famous German fetish club in Berlin called the KitKat Club. Public sex is common and guests are banned from wearing “normal” clothes and encouraged to wear leather and nipple clamps instead. “Rob became a fan of the nightclub because he doesn’t get hassled by admirers there,” said…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2012

The Biggest Bather Of Them All

Boaters in Hamburg, Germany’s Binnenalster Lake, enjoyed an up close and personal moment with Die Badende, or The Bather, a new sculpture by artist Oliver Voss. Those are some lovely knees, lady.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 4, 2011

2 Santas Rob A Supermarket

“Ho ho … this is a hold-up.” That’s what I imagine two guys in Berlin saying when they walked into a supermarket yesterday wearing Santa costumes—red coats and big, bushy white beards. When a cashier asked them to take off the costumes, they pulled out guns and demanded all the money in the register. The…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 24, 2010

Your Grandma’s A Whore! Check Out “Frauenzimmer,” A New German Documentary

One film in particular has shaken up the Berlin International Film Festival taking place this week: “Frauenzimmer,” a documentary by 28-year-old filmmaker Saara Aila Waasner which follows three grandmother-aged women who work as prostitutes in Germany. Yes, prostitutes! Christel, 59, boasts of the demand for older women; Paula, 49, runs a bordello; and Karolina, 64,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2010

Get The Look: Berlin Chic

It’s now been 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Since then, the city has emerged as a cultural tastemaker—call it a design town, if you will. So, of course, its residents tend to be well-dressed. But don’t expect cookie-cutter outfits or pretty-girl get-ups. Berlin chic is about edgy sophistication, customization, and avant-garde…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 9, 2009

Cleavagegate: A German Politician Uses Her Boobs In A Bid To Get Elected

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What’s the big issue these days in German politics? Sex appeal. Vera Lengsfeld, a conservative candidate running for parliament, is generating controversy over a campaign billboard she posted in her voting district. The billboard uses an unauthorized photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and shows both middle-aged women sporting very,…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 13, 2009

Swan Dumps Swan Boat In Tragic Love Affair Gone Wrong

You may or may not have heard about the black swan in Münster, Germany, that fell in love with a boat that’s shaped like a swan. Back in 2006, Petra the swan formed an attachment to the swan boat, always following it around and sleeping next to it. Petra stayed by the boat’s side until…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 9, 2009

Couple Who Met At Nazi Death Camp Just Celebrated 50 Years Of Marriage

When Herman Rosenblat was a teenager, he was in a Nazi death camp in Schlieben, Germany. Roma Radziki, a girl a couple years younger, worked at a farm outside the camp. The two saw each other on opposite sides of the fence one day and Roma threw Herman an apple. This continued every day, but…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 13, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Teen Divorce Rates, German Professors, David Spade’s Child, And Female Authors

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 48 percent of those who marry before 18 are likely to divorce within 10 years. Good luck, Bristol and Levi! [NY Times]…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 4, 2008

Authentic Sound Of Music Theme Wedding Now Possible

For a truly special wedding, get married in the chapel at the von Trapp family’s villa near Salzburg, Austria. The house, featured in The Sound of Music, is opening as the Villa Trapp hotel. Of the 700,000 people who take a trip to Salzburg and spend the night, 40 percent come because of The Sound

By: Catherine Strawn / May 14, 2008

No Cuddling Allowed In Germany

Taking a trip to Berlin this summer? After you learn a few key phrases, you should know something about the beds. Couples are not meant to sleep in the same bed, writes Michael Gorra on The Smart Set. “Each person in Germany is meant to sleep under his own covers…No snuggling under a common blanket.”…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 9, 2008

Grow Your Own Baby

It’s alive, it’s aliiiiiiive! German scientists have successful inseminated rats with Franken-sperm, the first lab grown man-juice. Genetics researchers at the University of Goettingen have developed fetuses through embryonic stem cells. Which means if they can transfer this technology to humans, getting pregnant could come self-contained in a chick’s package with no male necessary. While…

By: Simcha / April 8, 2008

The Last Of The Bordellos

The oldest bordello in Hamburg, Germany, is closing this April, but it isn’t the customers who frequented Hotel Luxor who are at a loss. No, it’s the four remaining prostitutes. “The end won’t be easy for me. I’ve been in the business since 1988. I like to pole dance and get guys excited,” said “Nicole,”…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 17, 2008
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