Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

Adolf Hitler doll has spare head with a kind face

April 24, 2008

From the Daily Mail Last updated at 9:55 PM on 23rd April 2008     The Adolf Hitler doll which comes with a change of clothes – and a spare head with a kind face     An action-man style doll of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has gone on sale in Ukraine, with saleswomen telling shoppers it’s like Barbie.     Supermarkets in the capital Kiev are stocking the 40cm figure of the Fuhrer, complete with jackboots, leather trench-coat and swastika armband.     The £100 figure has a spare head ‘with a kind expression on it,’ glasses and several changes of clothes.     Accessories: The Hitler doll comes complete with uniform, cap, boots and belt     It comes in a presentation box with the dates of Hitler’s birth and death on it.     The decision to market the figure comes at a time of growing extreme-right political sentiment in Ukraine.     There are also reports of increasing xenophobia and racism, and of some extremists supporting racism similar to that of Nazi Germany under Hitler.     Critics believe a Hitler cult could spring up among disaffected youths, too young to remember the ravages Nazism wreaked on the country.     Around three million people died as a result of the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine, including 1.5 million Jews.

Earth’s Hum Sounds More Mysterious Than Ever

April 17, 2008

This file photo shows the Earth above the lunar horizon. A US firm specializing in sending people's cremated ashes into orbit is going to turn the moon into a graveyard for earthlings beginning next year.Charles Q. Choi Special to LiveScience From LiveScience.com posted on Yahoo Wed Apr 16,2008    Earth gives off a relentless hum of countless notes completely imperceptible to the human ear, like a giant, exceptionally quiet symphony, but the origin of this sound remains a mystery.    Now unexpected powerful tunes have been discovered in this hum. These new findings could shed light on the source of this enigma.   The planet emanates a constant rumble far below the limits of human hearing, even when the ground isn’t shaking from an earthquake. (It does not cause the ringing in the ear linked with tinnitus.) This sound, first discovered a decade ago, is one that only scientific instruments – seismometers – can detect. Researchers call it Earth’s hum.    Investigators suspect this murmur could originate from the churning ocean, or perhaps the roiling atmosphere. To find out more, scientists analyzed readings from an exceptionally quiet Earth-listening research station at the Black Forest Observatory in Germany, with supporting data from Japan and China. Read more.