84 Efficient Facts About Germany That’ll Surprise You

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76Johnny Cash

In 1953, Johnny Cash, while working as an Air Force radio operator in Germany intercepting Soviet broadcasts, was the first American to report the death of Joseph Stalin.


77. In 1913, Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita, the country's income per head was on a par with that of France and Germany, and far ahead of Italy or Spain.


78. Many European zoologists believed that birds hibernated under the sea or flew to the moon in winter until 1822, when a stork was found in Germany with an arrow from Central Africa embedded in its neck, providing the first clear evidence of migration.


79. In 2013, a bank worker in Germany fell asleep on his keyboard, with the number ‘2’ key pressed, causing him to transfer 222,222,222 euros on a transfer that should've been worth only 62 euros. A co-worker was later sacked for not spotting the error.


80. Charlie Chaplin put up the 2013 equivalent of 25million USD of his own money to finance his anti-Nazi film The Great Dictator while the US was still at peace with Nazi Germany.


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81Missiles

When faced with long-range rockets from Nazi Germany, the British used their double agents to make the Nazis think the missiles were falling short. The Nazis then hit areas miles over their targets for much of 1944.


82. George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany and the family was later sued by Auschwitz survivors.


83. Germany builds about twice as much cars as the U.S. while paying its workers twice as much


84. A woman named Veronica Seider from Germany, had vision 20 times better than an average person. She is able to identify people from more than a mile away.

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