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Humor: A new German Flag

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After we reported last week that Swiss TV has used the “Nazi-Germany Anthem” during the Euro 2008 football championship, we thought it would be just fair to inform you on another slip during the event – this time by German State TV ARD…

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Schools in Thailand open Transgender Toilets

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After a school in rural Thailand discovered that almost 10% of its 2,600 students consider themselves as transsexual it opened a special toilet for its “dual-gender” pupils. And another school in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand had already in 2003 set up a “Pink Lotus Bathroom” for the 15 of its 1,500 students declaring themselves transgender.

Given the seemingly high numbers of transgender students the Thai Education ministry is currently evaluating the county-wide need for…

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India: Technology Fashion

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You know that technology and the Internet has become an integral part of life when people put icons and symbols of the most prominent businesses on their daily clothes.

So, hello India – meet the Bar code and the (G)Oogle saris from prominent fashion designer Satya Paul…

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Nazi-Germany Anthem used at European Football championship

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One event currently has, during evenings, swept almost half of Europe’s population off the streets (the other half is most likely watching it in so called public viewing zones) – the European Football championship.

Now this Monday, Swiss TV who together with Austrian TV for the two hosting nations Austria and Switzerland is transmitting the TV footage from the games, had a bit of a problem staying up to date with changes in neighboring Germany during the last 60 years. To be more precise it turned back time to the 1940s of Nazi Germany.

When the two teams at the beginning of the match between Germany and Austria were singing their National Anthems, Swiss TV used the verse for the German Anthem in its sub titles that was sung until the fall of the Third Reich.

The TV station mentioned in their apology, that it all happened by mistake. Officially the incident was blamed on two junior members of the TV team that have “copied the wrong text from the Internet“. And while these sub titles…

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Video: Adrian Munsey – The Lost Sheep

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We know the 1970s were a strange and sometimes confusing time for many, but for Adrian Munsey this period must have been extra challenging. Demonstrating outstanding Dadaist qualities, Adrian Munsey together with an orchestra of friends (and a few sheep) performs this ode to sheep live and…

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How to get your lobster dancing

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Many believe sharks are just killing machines, but apparently they have feelings too.
Some researchers at “Sea Life Center” in Germany were trying to find out how to get them into a “cuddly mood”. With many people candle light dinners and the right music does the job.

Well we don’t know about the candles but the researchers are playing music to them and it seems to work.

So what’s high up on the shark charts…

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