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If this is your first visit, welcome! This site is devoted to my life experiences as a Filipino-American who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1960. I came to the US as a graduate student when I was 26 years old. I am now in my early-80's and thanks God for his blessings, I have four successful and professional children and six grandchildren here in the US. My wife and I had been enjoying the snow bird lifestyle between US and Philippines after my retirement from USFDA in 2002. Please do not forget to read the latest national and International News in this site . I have also posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos in this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing on your copyrights. Cheers!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Danke to my Readers in Germany
Two weeks ago, four of my blogs had a spiked of page views. When I checked my stats, the audience came mostly from Germany. The 10 to 20 fold increase in page views lasted for 4 days and it went back to normal ( 300 page views per day) for seven days. Yesterday and today, the unexpected spike in page views occurred in my three blogs and the audience is again from Germany . Is this for real or just a computer glitz? Anyway, I hope this is reality and if so thank you Germany and all of you my German readers. Because of this I decided to do some search about Germany and the following are a few interesting facts about Germany-Europe's largest economy. HERZLICHEN DANK!
Germans are the second largest beer consumers in the world, after the Irish (of course)and beer is officially considered a food in Bavaria.
Historically, Germany was known as the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia, and the Weimar Republic. There are 35 dialects of the German language. German is the official language of 5 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. It is also spoken in Northern Italy and the French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine.
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the world’s tallest cathedral is in Ulm. Berlin has the largest train station in Europe.Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany.German is spoken by more than 100 million people worldwide. There are over 150 castles in Germany. The Christmas tree (Tannenbaum) tradition came from Germany. Herzlichen Dank!
Freiburg is the warmest German city. There are over 60 beer gardens in Munich. Germany has over 400 zoos, the most in the world. There are over 1,000 kinds of sausages in Germany.
Berlin is nine times bigger than Paris. Most taxis in Germany are Mercedes.
There are 102 German Nobel laureates as of 2009. Adidas was founded by the Bavarian, Adolf “Adi”Dassler. His other brother, Rudolf Dassler founded Puma. Famous German composers include Beethoven, Schumann, Bach, Wagner, Strauss, and Handel. Famous philosophers include Nietzsche, Marx, Kant and Hegel. For more fun facts visit the reference below.