Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Absolute randomness: Department of You Gotta be Kidding Me

Was anyone else aware that Germany recently (4 days ago) paid it's final reparations... FOR WORLD WAR ONE?!?

For those of you who want to read about bikes, I apologize. I'll do a bike post later today or tomorrow, but I figured y'all are mostly geeky enough to appreciate the absolute weirdness of a country still paying reparations for a war that nobody currently alive participated in.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Walt

That's too funny. I'm listening to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. That whole time period was a cluster fuck. It's amazing how easily Hitler could have been avoid. I wish I know more about the cause of the first World War.

Larry aka softbutt on mtbr. Gotta change that stupid name.

I am said...

Wow. Just wow.

Anonymous said...

the debt was for rebuilding germany after ww1. the way i understand it, the debt was forgiven because ww2 and the split of germany into east and west made all the loans pretty much worthless. however they still had to pay the interest on the loans. says a lot about their integrity.

Mike said...

The assasination of the Arch Duke Ferdinand by Gavarillo Princip of the "black hand", is what caused WWI i have been dying to write that forever.