During WWII, there were pigeon experts who claimed to be able to identify a pigeon with a German accent. – WTF Fun Facts
Ina Koenig, a German kindergarten teacher, jumped down a 75-foot mine shaft when one of her 3-year-old students accidentally fell down it. The shaft was flooded with cold water and for more than 2 hours she kept the child’s head above water until help arrived. – WTF Fun Facts
17-year-old English soldier Leonard Knight’s life was saved by his pocket Bible when it stopped a German bullet during WWI. The bullet penetrated through to the last ~50 pages. – WTF Fun Facts
The Czech language was saved from extinction by puppet shows. In the 17th century, Catholic Ferdinand II forced the Protestant Czech’s to speak in German and banned the Czech language. Puppets were the only thing with the right to speak Czech in public places. – WTF Fun Facts
Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn’t allowed to dub his own role in Terminator to German, as his accent is considered very rural by German/Austrian standards and it would be too ridiculous to have a death machine from the future sound like a hillbilly. – WTF Fun Facts
Esperanto is a constructed international auxiliary language based on a mix of English, German, French, and Spanish. It has just 16 rules and each letter has only one pronunciation. It was created in 1887 by the Polish doctor L. L. Zamenhof. – WTF Fun Facts
German WW2 prisoners of war were treated so well in Canadian prisons that many didn’t want to leave the country when released. Thousands of PoW’s stayed in Canada or came back years later. – WTF Fun Facts
The balloon lining of every Zeppelin, a German-designed rigid airship used in WWI, was made from the guts of 250,000 cows.