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Was it something I ate?
Hours before he died, "Ötzi" the Iceman gorged on a fatty meal of wild goat and red deer – and it tasted "horrible," researchers conclude. The mummified body of the Copper Age hunter was found in 1991 in the Alps, where he died some 5,300 years ago. Now, the first detailed study of the hunter’s stomach contents reveals that half of his last meal consisted of animal fat, which was "perfectly suited to the demands of life in the high-Alpine region" where Ötzi lived. Source:
Quote of the day
Brexit means listen to Trump
In an interview with Britain’s Sun newspaper, Donald Trump said Theresa May’s plans for Brexit would leave the UK too close to the EU to allow a new trans-Atlantic trade deal to be struck. The American president, who was visiting London after a stormy meeting with NATO members in Brussels, chastised Britain's prime minister for ignoring his advice on Brexit and not making a credible threat to walk away from talks. “I would have done it much differently,” he told the newspaper.
Person of the day
German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp named its finance director, Guido Kerkhoff, as interim chief executive while the supervisory board seeks a permanent replacement for Heinrich Hiesinger, its former boss. Mr. Kerkhoff's appointment comes just over a week after Mr. Hiesinger suddenly resigned, bowing to differences with activist investors over a turnaround strategy. The conglomerate recently agreed to merge its steel division with India's Tata Steel. Source:
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Vacation at the airport
Summer is holiday season, and many a vacation begins with standing in line at the airport. How long you wait depends on the airport and airline. Cologne-Bonn Airport, perhaps surprisingly, tops the global rankings of 141 airports for punctuality. Flights to and from Germany's smaller airports are more likely to be on time, a notable exception being Nuremberg, ranked 82. Düsseldorf International, in 114th place, faces the most delays nationwide.