German Accident

Chance of Becoming Roadkill in Germany at Record Low, But New Threat Arises

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While Germany may have some of the fastest roadways in the world with its Autobahn, it often equates to some messy, and deadly, accidents that are known to bring traffic on the highway to a complete standstill, sometimes lasting for hours. Thankfully there is some good news coming out of …

Sources: Destatis via DW

Photo: Andreas Trojak [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Anas Modamani Merkel Selfie

How a Selfie with Merkel Led to Fake News and Ruined Life of Refugee

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After fleeing his home in Syria, Anas Modamani, now 19, fled with thousands of others with the hope of beginning a brighter future in Germany. As he situated himself in one of the many shelters opened around the country, Modamani rushed to the opportunity to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel as …

Sources: NYTimes

Photo: Anas Modamani

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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2017 German Passport CU

Check Out This New and Secure German Passport

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Thursday, a newly designed German passport was unveiled that will begin being issued in just a few days on March 1, and with the implementation of some new security features, the German government is confident that it will lose its reputation as having one of the world’s most falsified passports. When opened, it appears …

Sources: BMI

Photos: BMI

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Fighter Jets Rogue Airplane

Footage Shows German Fighter Jets Intercepting Airplane Gone Quiet

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With airplane safety being a worldwide concern, having a 777 aircraft filled with passengers go quiet thousands of feet in the air is enough to cause alarm. During a recent flight from Mumbai to London on Jet Airways, that was just the case while flying over Germany, leading to two German …

Sources: CirrusPilot [Facebook] via Popular Mechanics

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Santa Clarita Diet Press Still

Netflix’s German Ad Campaign For ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Disturbed Too Many

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Netflix has been pushing their new original series Santa Clarita Diet with carefully crafted ad campaigns which border that fine line of disturbing, and while their attempts may be seen by some as genius, enough people in Germany felt it went too far, leading the streaming giant to remove the images of …

Sources: Variety

Photos: Netflix

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Edeka Fat Video

VIDEO: German Grocer Edeka is Back with Another Very Bizarre Ad

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Edeka is definitely not a household name to most Americans, at least not its role as a grocery chain. When it comes to viral videos though, Edeka has managed to break into the social scene with their ads that have tugged at our hearts and made us scratch our …

Sources: Edeka [YouTube]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Cayla Doll

Why German Gov’t is Telling Parents to Destroy Cayla Dolls

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Parents in Germany were given a seemingly unusual direction on this week as the country’s telecommunications department, the Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency), issued an order to completely destroy any Cayla dolls they might have, and the request was made clear that it is more than a recommendation — the doll is …

Sources: Bundesnetzagentur,  Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Photo: Genesis Toys

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Eurovision Germany Music Video - Levina - Perfect Life

Check Out Germany’s Eurovision Pick Levina in ‘Perfect Life’ Music Video

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Eurovision news is once again heating up as participating countries make their official selections for this year’s main event in Kiev, Ukraine, and hidden among the news that most of the organizing team had suddenly quit was the music video release of Germany’s winning song Perfect Life, performed by Levina. Germany …

Sources: Eurovision, escXtra

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Lidl Carts

Lidl Announces U.S. Launch Will Happen Earlier Than Expected

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Lidl fans will have something to look forward to this summer as the German discount grocer announced on Wednesday that they were preparing to open their first round of stores much sooner than originally planned. Instead of the previous late-2017 or 2018 launch, Lidl will start opening the doors to …

Sources: Reuter

Photo: Thomas Schlosser [Flick]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Die Rekruten

German Military Targets Millennials with Reality Show ‘Die Rekruten’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The United States military is pretty crafty at recruiting new members, including sometimes subtle tie-ins across a range of media, but they aren’t the only ones relying on non-traditional sign-up methods. Germany, a country which has had to keep military efforts low-key since the end of World War II, isn’t …

Sources: Die Rekruten, Public Radio International

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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