Tag Archive for Germany

Media linking woman’s death in Germany to “spontaneous” combustion. Not so fast.

News out of Flensburg, Germany today reports that a woman sitting on a park bench experienced “spontaneous combustion” and has died. As usual, the connection to SHC (spontaneous human combustion) is flawed and there is undoubtedly more to the story than the media reports. However, the headlines are what get attention and lead people to…

Emergency at a German alt med conference

What happened when 30 some people took drugs at an alt med conference? Authorities say emergency workers called to a conference centre in northern Germany found some 30 people staggering and suffering from cramps, apparently as a result of amphetamine poisoning. Source: Dozens suffer apparent amphetamine poisoning at German homeopathic conference | CTV News It’s…

108 year old bottle washed upon the shore

In the early 1900s a bottle was released into the sea by George Parker Bidder. 108 years later, it has returned. Source: World’s oldest message in a bottle washes up in Germany after 108 years at sea Marianne Winkler, a retired post office worker, found the message from the past while on holiday with her…

Underwire ricochet

The metal underwire of a sports bra deflected a hunter’s stray bullet and may have saved a woman’s life, German police say. Source: Sports Bra Saves German Cyclist and Sets Off Debate Over Hunting – NBC News The cyclists had unwittingly headed into an area where a wild boar hunt was under way when they…

Lovely Bavarian crop circle lures new agers

It’s a bit humorous that people still treat crop circles with such spiritual significance when it’s well-known that they are human-created. Still, they are so artistic and quite beautiful. Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors – US News. Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer’s field to check out a mysterious set…

Over a century ago, a bottle was tossed into sea

A really nice story, for a change. Sometimes strange things happen that are amazing. German Fisherman Finds ‘World’s Oldest Message In A Bottle’. A message in a bottle tossed in the sea in Germany 101 years ago, believed to be the world’s oldest, has been presented to the sender’s granddaughter, a museum said Monday. A…

Flammable: Farting cows

All you need is a source of fuel and ignition… BBC News – German cows cause methane blast in Rasdorf. Methane gas released by dairy cows has caused an explosion in a cow shed in Germany, police said. Thanks to the belches and flatulence of the 90 dairy cows in the shed, high levels of…

German mummy mystery SOLVED

Wait, WHAT!? 2,000-year-old German mummy is plastic dummy – Telegraph. Officials said the dummy had been sprayed with a mysterious chemical that made the bones appear real to experts. Lutz Gaebler, a Lower Saxony prosecutor who had declared the ‘mummy’ was 2,000 years old, has now admitted that bone X-rays had proven the experts wrong.…

German mummy was fake BUT REAL

There is a surprising update to this story of a mummy found in a German attic. Diepholz Attic Mummy Contains Human Bones – SPIEGEL ONLINE. There was a lot of excitement when a boy in the state of Lower Saxony found a mummy in a sarcophagus in an attic last month. But many thought that…

Lake drained to find one nasty turtle

A boy was bitten and seriously injured and these folks want revenge. BBC News – Germans hunt turtle after attack on boy. A lake was drained at the weekend in the hunt for what is suspected to be an alligator snapping turtle. Firefighters and local helpers at the Oggenrieder Weiher, in Bavaria, are wading through…

Mass hysteria sex ed

A case of stress triggered a mass reaction in a school. These things happen. Six kids collapse in sex education class – The Local. There was some distress in the classroom as a number of children collapsed after they were asked to colour in pictures of sexual organs while learning about human reproduction. A biology…

Rampaging raccoons in Germany

‘Nazi raccoons’ on the rampage as European population explodes Raccoons, indigenous to North America, were first brought to Germany in the 1920s and bred in captivity for their fur. Everything went well for a few years but then, in the 1930s, a few of them escaped from a farm near Berlin. Rumour has it that…