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Transcript of Germany
Pop 82.6 million
Neighboring countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland (9 neighbors.)
The most popular sport, both played and spectated, is soccer by far.
Germany has the largest economy in Europe.
The first printed book was in Germany.
When JFK visited Berlin, he infamously said “Ich bin ein Berliner,” which also translates to “I am a jelly donut.”
The longest word published in the German language is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (79 letters). Try saying that five times fast. (It doesn't translate to English because it is so long!)
The German coat of arms features a black eagle against a yellow shield.
By: Adam, Blake, and Tristan
Hello! I am Blake. This is Tristan, and this is Adam. We are going to be talking about Germany today. Germany is AWESOME.
The Berlin Wall
The Bradenburg Gate
Many other sports like boxing, cycling, and Formula one racing were boosted somewhat in popularity by German stars.
Germany National Foosball (Soccer) Team
cities with a population
of more than one million.
Mostly made of small/medium sized towns and villages.
German Entertainment Cont.
Axis vs. Allies
AKA: Schwiney (Meaning Pig)
Die Berlin Mauer
(The Berlin Wall)
Die Berlin Mauer
(The Berlin Wall)
Surf's up dude!
Even More Fun Facts
Germany has a number of important natural resources, including copper, nickel, natural gas, uranium and coal.
There are many national parks in Germany including the Bavarian Forest National Park, Jasmund National Park, Harz National Park, and the Wadden Sea National Parks among others.
Over 100 Germans have been awarded the Nobel prize in their field, including Albert Einstein, who was born in Germany.
Germany has been home to famous composers such as Johann Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Richard Wagner.
Just to remind you, There are over 82 million people living in Germany. And that, for a land about the size of Montana, U.S.A.(Germany is 357,021 km2, slightly less than Montana). This makes it one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Even though there are that many people living in Germany, the Germans have succeeded in keeping almost 1/3 (31%) of the country covered with forests and woodlands. And, as you rarely see buildings on top of the mountains, you have the feeling of being surrounded by green vegetation and of wilderness close by. Which makes Germany one of the most beautiful countries in Europe.
You would have to try one kind of German bread per day for almost a whole year in order to be able to taste them all! There are over 300 different kinds of bread in Germany. All of which are pure awesome delicousness!
The government can (and will) reject weird baby names. According to German law, a person’s gender must be obvious by first name.
On the first day of first grade, every child gets a giant cone filled with toys and candy.
The United Nations initiated a poll with the request, "Please tell us your honest opinion about the lack of food in the rest of the world." The poll was a total failure. The Russians did not understand "Please". The Italians did not know the word "honest". The Chinese did not know what an "opinion" was. The Europeans did not know "lack", while the Africans did not know "food". Finally, the Americans didn't know anything about the "rest of the world".
Karneval (in Koln)
Land and Climate
The climate of Germany is actually exactly what you would expect in each region, with warmer temperatures near the sea and colder ones in higher places.
It's almost exactly like the U. S.
Germany is the seventh largest country in Europe.
The various different landforms, including large plains, mountain ranges, and a large network of rivers, make Germany, geographically, very, very similar to the USA.
The Federal Republic of Germany
Germany has the largest video game market in Europe.
The Far Cry series is probably the most famous German video game series, with four installments so far. Another popular series is Crysis.
Chief of State: President Joachim Gauck
Head of Government: Chancellor Angela Merkel
Germany is also a huge supporting member of the European Union.
This video shows I, Adam, playing some other German games. (Angry Birds Epic, Dance Dance Revolution, and Crazy Chicken Star Karts.)
One of the most popular movies is Good Bye, Lenin! which was previously mentioned on the German Cinema presentation.
Deutschland ist ausgezeichnet!
Germany is awesome!
A popular genre of books in this time period is historical fiction about WWII and the fall of the Berlin Wall, as well as its effects on the protagonists of the various books.
EVEN EVEN MORE FUN FACTS!
Most of Germany's music is of the classical genre, and it has several music academies.
Germany's government is similar to a presidential democracy.
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Facts
The German autobahn was a giant highway that was a dream for fast drivers, as the majority of it had no speed limit. It's illegal to run out of gas while driving on it. In fact, you can be fined for it.
Some Germans will hang their eggs from trees instead of hiding and hunting for them....
Adam's Joke of the Day
Do the eggs still contain candy? The world may never know.
Rumplestiltskin originated in Germany, and while he's called that over there sometimes, he goes by two other names: Hoppentinken, or, Irnst Jacobs, the Werewolf of Vietlubbe.
Review of Facts
1. Germany has 9 neighboring countries.
2. Some of the most popular Germany traditions are Oktoberfest, Karneval, Weinnachtsmarkt, and Oster.
3. The capital of Germany is Berlin.
4. Soccer is the most popular sport in Germany.
5. Germany is a huge supporting member of the EU (European Union).
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<-Chancellor Angela Merkel
Two of the top 10 richest people in the world are from Germany: Karl Albrecht and Theo Albrecht. They both also made their money through supermarkets.
A Famous Tradition