On first day of school Germany Czech Austria children are given toys

On their very first day of school children in Germany, The Czech Republic and Austria are given a cardboard cone (“Schultüte”) filled with toys and sweets. A “Schultüte” or School Cone, even though the word “Tüte” translates more as “bag” from German), often also called Zuckertüte (“sugar bag”, especially in Eastern Germany is a paper […]

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German invasion of the Soviet Union caused 95% of German casualties

Operation Barbarossa beginning 22 June 1941, was the code name for Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Over four million soldiers of the Axis powers invaded the USSR along a 2,900 km (1,800 mi) front, the largest invasion in the history of warfare. In addition to troops, Barbarossa used 600,000 motor […]

Fanta was invented during WWII it was invented for just Nazi Germany

Fanta was invented during WWII it was invented for just Nazi Germany

Fanta was invented during WWII when Coca-Cola couldn’t import syrup into Nazi Germany due to a trade embargo, so instead invented a new drink, just for Nazi Germany, using only the available ingredients. Fanta originated as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during World War II due to a trade embargo. […]

Germany working on producing 35% of electricity from renewable sources

Germany has a goal of producing 35% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and 100% by 2050 “Germany is the world’s top photovoltaics (PV) installer, with a solar PV capacity as of December 2012 of more than 32.3 gigawatts (GW). The German new solar PV installations increased by about 7.6 GW in 2012, and solar PV provided 18 TWh (billion kilowatt-hours) […]

Germany prints paper currency for 60 different countries, and Canada

Germany prints paper currency for 60 different countries and Canada

Germany prints paper currency for 60 different countries, and Canada makes coins for 62 The British government crippled Muammar Qaddafi’s attempt to fund his faltering regime this week by impounding nearly $1.5 billion worth of Libyan dina rs, which had been printed under contract by a British firm. Wait, how many countries outsource their currency? […]