40 Best German Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

40 Best german facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random german facts.

1. In Germany, attempting to escape from the prison is completely legal Getting yourself free is considered a basic human instinct.
2. The rise of the American superhero coincides with the rise of Nazi Germany.
3. BMW had to recall their GPS system because male German drivers were refusing to take directions from a female voice.
4. WWI allied soldiers would fire thousands of rounds at random over the German trenches to boil the water in their machine guns to make tea.
5. The word “bagel” is derived from the German word “bougel, ” meaning “bracelet, ” coming from the Yiddish “beygl.”
6. The largest county in the US is roughly the size of Germany.
7. In Luxembourg you must be trilingual (French, German, Luxembourgish) to graduate secondary school.
8. The game known as "Chinese Checkers" originated in Germany.
9. BMW recalled its GPS systems with female voices in Germany because male drivers were not willing to take directions from a female voice.
10. The word "nightmare" derives from "mare" a goblin from Germanic folklore which rides people chest while they sleep.
11. In Germany, attempting to escape from the prison is completely legal Getting yourself free is considered a basic human instinct.
12. In order to destroy German tanks, Soviets used suicide bombing dogs that were trained specifically during WW2.
13. A shed in Germany exploded when excessive levels of methane gas from the belches and flatulence from 90 dairy cows built up and ignited.
14. Most German men sit while they pee and are taught that standing to pee is unhygienic.
15. A German U boat sank due to a toilet malfunction.
16. Arvind V. Mahankali won the Scripps Spelling Bee last night by spelling “knaidel, ” a Yiddish term of German origin meaning “dumpling.”
17. A man was cured of HIV in Germany via a bone marrow transplant from a donor whose gene mutation made him immune to HIV.
18. German was once the second most widely spoken language in the U.S.
19. 54%, of Canadians like to kiss on the first date, while only 29% of people in Germany will kiss on the first date.
20. In early Germany, natural red hair was considered to be a sure sign that a woman was a witch.
21. In Germany, there is a hotline called "Schimpf los" ("swear away") — Which Germans can call to curse someone out after a stressful day.
22. Germans are the most forgiving when it comes to infidelity with 35% of singles saying they could forgive their cheating partner.
23. Germans have a word for tramp stamps “Arschgeweih” — Which literally means, “ass antlers.”
24. "Fremdscham" is the German word for vicarious embarrassment — being embarrassed for someone else.
25. German truck drivers thought it was good luck to drive over poop, when the British found out, they made poop disguised bombs.
26. The German word for "nipple" is "brustwarze" which literally means "breast wart."
27. Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian.
28. Germany has paid $61.8 Billion to Jewish victims, to this day the U.S. has not paid $1 to African Americans for 400 years of brutal slavery.
29. The word "bride" comes from an old proto germanic word meaning "to cook."
30. The minimum IQ required to be in the Spanish army is 70. German Shepherds have an IQ of 60.
31. Kim Ung yong was a child prodigy with an IQ of 210; at 4 years old, he had memorized about 2000 words in both English and German.
32. Hitler mandated that every German couple be gifted a copy of his book upon wedding.
33. Methane gas produced by cow farts, blew up a barn in Germany.
34. Capitan, a German shepherd, has slept on his owner’s grave for 6 years Craziest part: he was never showed the gravesite,
35. Most German men sit while they pee and are taught that standing to pee is unhygenic.
36. The Beatles got kicked out of Germany for lighting a condom on fire.
37. In 2011 researchers let 100 paper planes go 23 miles above Germany. Some have since been found in Canada, USA, Australia and South Africa.
38. The population of Germany is in decline; it has fallen by 2 million in the last decade.
39. What was first printed by the Gutenberg press? It's thought that the first printed item from the press was a German poem.
40. The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish and Portuguese.
Next Random Fact List Fun Facts Short Jokes