Picture of the day
Everyone knows döner kebabs are bad for you
If Germany's tabloid press is to be believed, the country's other favorite dish, the döner kebab, is about to be outlawed. Left-leaning EU politicians have exploited a legal loophole to investigate the deleterious effects of phosphate, a key ingredient in döner. But they haven't outlawed them. Yet. Source:
Graph of the day
Don't talk to me before my first cup
Europe refined the art of coffee drinking on plush couches in Viennese cafes and at hurried counters in Italy. And Americans introduced the paper cup and plastic lid. Still, Europe drinks more coffee and, for the first time ever, Germany bought more raw beans from Brazil than the US this year.
Person of the day
Hey kids! We have your camera!
The only permanent residents of the North Sea island of Süderoog are looking for the owner of a camera that washed ashore November 2. The Seenotretter lifeguard association estimates that the camera was lost somewhere in northeast England two months earlier. The boy in the foreground forgot it at low tide and the camera recorded itself being swept into the sea. Source: Screenshots
Quote of the day
This country needs more computers
Germany may be Europe's biggest economy but it lags in everything digital. It ranks No. 7 in Europe in the number of broadband connections per capita and comes in 31st in a global ranking of fiber optic lines, according to Handelsblatt research. Venture capital? Germany ranks 5th, trailing even the UK and Israel.