Posts tagged "germany"

Obama Goes To Germany, Enjoys An Ice Cold Brewskie At 11AM

Having just visited my motherland of Germany last month, I am very pleased to see that Obama is embracing what is one of its many exquisite offerings: delicious beer.

Katrin Higher | June 7, 2015 - 11:08 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 16, 2015 - 3:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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

Newser | November 2, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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…

Mary Odell | July 1, 2013 - 7:00 pm

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.

Julie Gerstein | April 9, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | July 30, 2012 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2012 - 3:20 pm

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”…

Jessica Wakeman | March 2, 2012 - 10:40 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | August 4, 2011 - 12:20 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | December 24, 2010 - 7:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2010 - 8:00 pm

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,…

Leonora Epstein | November 9, 2009 - 6:50 pm

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…

Nikki Dowling | August 13, 2009 - 4:40 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | February 9, 2009 - 5:30 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | October 13, 2008 - 6:30 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | September 4, 2008 - 12:00 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | May 14, 2008 - 4:00 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | April 9, 2008 - 8:30 pm

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…

Simcha | April 8, 2008 - 4:00 pm