Retiring German State Employee Admits to Doing Nothing for 14 Years

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

People often look at the government workers in America as being lazy or sitting around doing nothing, but now Germany has a story to one-up us. In a farewell email sent to 500 fellow employees, a retiring engineer in a North Rhine-Westphalia state surveying office admitted to spending the last …

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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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A Mysterious Donor Leaves Money All Over the German Town of Braunschweig

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Among the many stereotypes people have formed about Germans, being overly generous with their money is definitely not one of them.  So many find it strange to hear that in the German town of Braunschweig, an anonymous donor is leaving envelopes filled with money on people’s doorsteps.  This strange occurrence has …

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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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Angela Merkel Gets Showered With 5 Glasses of Beer

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A video of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone viral after a she got doused with 5 glasses of beer down her back.  The unfortunate event was a complete accident as the waiter, now identified as Martin D, lost control after being bumped by a gentleman behind him.  The waiter was unable …

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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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Cologne Becomes the Stalker Capital of Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In a recently published study by the German version of “Men’s Health” magazine, Cologne has more reported stalkings than any other city in Germany.  There are 142.7 reported stalkings per 100,000 people!  Frankfurt am Main may still hold the title of the highest crime rate, but only sits at 38th …

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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 Couch Potatoes Are On the Rise

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A recent study shows that Germany once again beat their previous years record for the amount of time they spend watching TV.  In 2011, the average German over the age of three viewed 225 minutes (3 hours and 45 minutes) of TV per day, which is two minutes more than …

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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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Sock Implants for the Skinny Lederhosen Wearer

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Any man who has skinny legs may know that the lack of bulging calves causes some issues when wearing the socks that go with their lederhosen.  Thankfully the German designer, Herbert Lipah, has designed a Wonderbra for the sock industry.  The “Wadlwadl” (German for calf on calf) is a chicken-fillet type …

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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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Right-wing German Rock Fans Get Punked

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

250 attendees of the right-winged rock festival Rock für Deutschland in Gera, Germany, took home a free t-shirt to commemorate the event.  Little did they know that the freebie was being handed out by Exit Deutschland, an organization aiming to steer young individuals away from extremist right-wing militant views, and they …

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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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“Leck mich am Arsch” Ruled as an Insult

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you find yourself visiting Kaiserslautern, be careful what you say, as you could pay a hefty fine or jail time by telling someone to “kiss my ass.”  A District Court in Kaiserslautern, a city in southwestern Germany, ruled the phrase “Leck mich am Arsch” a prosecutable offense.  The decision came after …

Source: The Local

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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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