The German Equestrian Federation [Fédération Equestre Nationale, also known as “FN”], announces that it commissioned a study from a marketing consultant — as to whether horseriding promotes character development (in people). The FN indicates that it is pleased with the results. Here is a rough, machine-produced translation of the announcement: Riding promotes character development FN new trial Warendorf […]
Fighting words about the Internet’s favorite subject, cats: 1. The project to eliminate cats from New Zealand (described in Slate) 2. The 16th-century German cat bomb (described in The Atlantic), and which is shown in this painting along with a bird bomb:
Few would say that the construction of multiple nano-engineered cavities for the immobilization of catalytically active transition metals was a non-trivial task. We are talking clever technology here. And appropriately perhaps, such is the domain of Junior Professor Dr. Guido Clever (of the Inorganic Chemistry Dept., Göttingen University, Germany) who has his own laboratory at the […]
A study called The Sexual Unification of Germany tells what happened, on paper and in some people’s heads, when East Germany hooked up with West. After the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in 1989, salacious minds wondered how many, how quickly, how often, and just how Easterners would fall into bed with Westerners. Ingrid Sharp, […]
This is time lapse video of a man’s beard growth during the twelve months he spent walking from Beijing to Germany. (Thanks to avowedly beardless investigator Steve Whillett for bringing this to our attention.) The Longest Way 1.0 – one year walk/beard grow time lapse from Christoph Rehage on Vimeo.