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 before 7 a.m. The chain swing made “sexual, athletic and squeaking noises” deep into the night, according to the New York Daily News. As a noisy woman myself, I feel for this German gent. But since the problem seemed to have been a creaky swing, why not attack that sucker with some WD-40? [New York Daily News] [Image of a woman on a swing via Shutterstock ... yes, I realize this is not what what a sex swing really looks like but it's the best stock image I could find]
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…
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 concerned with their appearances while men are helplessly self-indulgent with no concern for their health. Gender-specific tubed pork products! What a brilliant idea. Obviously, I would go for the “hearty” sausages for dudes. [Huffington Post]
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.
And that leads me to believe that someone is getting ready to throw the world’s biggest weird-combinations-of-food party. What could you make with all that chicken, Nutella and cheese? Let’s go to the cookbooks, shall we? Keep reading »
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 during Hitler’s Third Reich) or an antiquated form of the right-arm Olympic wave, onlookers such as Mayor Boris Johnson and Camila Parker-Bowles certainly noticed. The rest of the world noticed as well. It’s hard to interpret the man’s intentions as the video of his “greeting” has been removed from YouTube by the International Olympic Committee. If he was, in fact, attempting a Nazi salute, he may face charges in Germany where the gesture is a criminal offense.
Did anyone else catch this possible gaffe? What was your take? [ONTD]
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 in each spot. Strobel told a German newspaper, “Men are, as a rule, a little better at such challengers.” Well then! He sounds like such a lovely man to work for. According to Sweden’s The Local, the women’s 12 spaces are wider, more well-lit, farther away from pillars and closer to the exit.
Wait. Hold up. No manicures? No shoes? No pictures of fuzzy kittens and bunnies? What kind of women’s parking spaces are these?! [Female First UK; The Local DE]