Picture of the Day
A grave error
A teenager at an amusement park in Bavaria got a nasty shock when she recognized her grandfather’s tombstone at a haunted house attraction. Her grandmother had paid a stonemason to have the marker removed and the man apparently sold it to the park, the inscription still visible. Source: Dr. Lehmann's Horror Lazarett
Quote of the day
Trouble in toytown
Mr. Hegel, a father from Germany, started a campaign to halt the sale of Lego figures customized in Nazi-style uniforms, saying they trivialize the history of the regime. Lego distanced itself from the toys, which are sold on Amazon by CustomBlocks.
Person of the day
KoKo a no-no
Julia Kloeckner, vice-chair of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, trashed the Social Democrats’ suggestion for a limited "cooperation coalition" government (in German, it's KoKo for short). “Either you want to govern or you don‘t,” she said. “Having all the ministerial jobs but no full government responsibility is cherry-picking. You can’t be a little bit pregnant.” Source:
Graph of the day
Despite Germany's mean green credentials, e-cars are hitting the roads way faster in many other countries. Norway comes out on top, thanks to subsidies that make electric cars cheaper. And if that wasn't enough, parking for e-cars in the Scandinavian country is free, too.