Posts Tagged 'Germany'

Antarctic Greenhouse Is A Trial For Future Space Missions

According to Gizmodo –

As temperatures outside dipped to well below freezing, and as blizzards pounded the Antarctic research station, German scientists were carefully tending to a remarkable veggie garden—one requiring no soil or natural sunlight. The success of their first harvest, which produced vibrant-looking lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, and other treats, represents a promising test run for similar greenhouses that could one day be built on Mars—or beyond.

Continue reading HERE.

The Papermaker [video]

Making Earthquakes Since 1903 [video]

A Man And His Giant Bicycle

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According to DailyMail –

A German man is poised to enter the Guinness Book of World Records after building what he claims is the heaviest bicycle in the world. The monster bike, weighing in at nearly one tonne, is the labour of love of trucker Frank Dose, 49, who must get the bicycle to travel at least 500 yards in order to achieve the world record. Frank, from the small town of Schacht-Audorf near Germany’s border with Denmark, built the colossus using scrap metal for the body and two giant wheels from an agricultural muck spreader.

Continue reading HERE.

I was unable to determine how the record attempt went on Saturday.

25 Most Romantic Places On Earth

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CoolDigitalPhotography presents a set of very nice landscapes from around the world. Heidelberg, Germany shown above.

Check out the pics HERE.

Secret Nazi Messaging Device Discovered On eBay

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According to Vocativ –

A teleprinter the Nazis used to send and receive secret messages during World War II was sitting in someone’s shed until museum volunteers discovered it was for sale and bought it for about $14—on eBay.

Continue reading HERE.

Narrowest Streets in the World

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According to AmusingPlanet.com –

At what point does a street cease to be a street? According to the Guinness Book of Records, the narrowest street in the world is located in the old town of Reutlingen, in Germany. It is actually a narrow alley, called Spreuerhofstraße, between two closely built houses. The “street” is only 31 centimeters wide at its narrowest point and 40 centimeters wide on the average. The street isn’t particularly long either — just 3.8 meters. But since it is located on municipal land, the folks of Reutlingen insist it’s a public street.

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World’s Oldest Bottle Of Wine

Speyer-wine-bottleFrom Wikipedia –

The Speyer wine bottle is a bottle of liquid, most probably wine, originally found near Speyer, in Germany, in 1867, and has been called the world’s “oldest existing bottle of wine”. The bottle has been dated at 325 AD. and it is believed to be the oldest unopened bottle of wine in the world.

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Berlin in July 1945 [HD color video]

Volkswagen Produces Its Own Sausages And Ketchup

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From Foodiggity –

German automaker Volkswagen is apparently also in the sausage and condiment business. While Jettas and GTIs continue to roll down the assembly line at their main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany — the makers of the “people’s car” are also producing and packaging their very own currywurst and ketchup.

Foodiggity source HERE

15 Uniquely German Maladies

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You may be German if you suffer from Ostalgie (nostalgia for the old way of life in East Germany (“ost” means East). If you miss your old Trabant and those weekly visits from the secret police, you may have Ostalgie) , or perhaps you have Torschlusspanik or “gate closing panic”.

Read about all 15 maladies HERE.

Color Photos Of The Hindenburg’s Interior

This is something that I had not seen before. These 10 pictures show the passenger accommodations aboard the Hindenburg zeppelin.

See all 10 pics HERE.

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