History is in the eye of the ignorant

I am getting older and spend my time looking backwards at history. That is true history, not the history proposed by twenty somethings just out of university. As a lad I was able to talk to my Grandad, he told me about the First World War. Not from history books, but from the sights and … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1964

On this day, Stanley Kubrick released his black comic masterpiece, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb opens in theaters to both critical and popular acclaim. The movie’s popularity was evidence of changing attitudes toward atomic weapons and the concept of nuclear deterrence. The movie focused on the actions … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1915

During World War I, Britain suffers its first casualties from an air attack when two German Zeppelins drop bombs on the eastern coast of England. The zeppelin, a motor-driven rigid airship, was developed by German inventor Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin in 1900. Although a French inventor had built a power-driven airship several decades before, the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were … [Read the full story]

‘Forest Boy’ is identified in Germany

Known to German locals as Forest Boy, had his 15 minutes of international fame recently as local police and Interpol sent his picture out all over the world in a last ditch effort to find any remaining family he may have left. Now, his stepmother and his friends have confirmed his identity. Helsum is actually … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1900

On this day in 1900, the first car to be produced under the “Mercedes” name is delivered to its buyer: Emil Jellinek, the Austrian car racer, auto dealer to the rich and famous, and bon vivant. Jellinek had commissioned the Mercedes car from the German company Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. It was faster, lighter, and sleeker than any … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1900

German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbreaking study of the effect of radiation on a “blackbody” substance, and the quantum theory of modern physics is born. Through physical experiments, Planck demonstrated that energy, in certain situations, can exhibit characteristics of physical matter. According to theories of classical physics, energy is solely a continuous wave-like phenomenon, … [Read the full story]

Nymphomaniac tries to kill man with sex

A man was left crying in the street after he was forced to repeatedly pleasure a German nymphomaniac. “I met her on a bus… She invited me back here. Oh God, it was hell. I can’t walk. Please help me,” he told Munich police when they found him in tears outside her apartment after the … [Read the full story]

Meet Hitlers grandson

Philippe Loret and his six siblings were sitting around the dining room table chatting about everyday things when their father, Jean-Marie, broke the news. “Suddenly my father said, ‘Kids, I’ve got something to tell you. Your grandfather is Adolf Hitler’, ” explains Philippe. “There was stunned silence as no one knew what to say. We didn’t … [Read the full story]

Human Centipede 3 – 100% politically incorrect

The Human Centipede 3 has been confirmed for next year, with both of the series’ stars returning. The final part of Tom Six’s controversial horror trilogy will see the return of Dieter Laser and Laurence R Harvey. Laser played crazed German scientist Dr Heiter who stitches a line of people together to create a single … [Read the full story]

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