This newspaper is a time machine, locked in around the time of two World Wars, one World Cup and a lost age when it was permissible to poke fun at Germans.
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03. 03. 10. - 11:00
By Kathryn Quinn
SOUR Krauts are threatening to axe Germany's first ever topless tobogganing championships after a mayor said he was "offended" by the spectacle.
Hundreds of people turned out to watch braless maidens brave temperatures of minus 15 degrees C at the resort of Oberwiesenthal near the border with Czech Republic.
The ladies, competing for cash prizes of nearly 300 pounds each, were required only to wear a hard helmet and footwear for the race laid on restaurant owner Jochen Noeske, 55, from Leipzig.
The first of the races took place on Tuesday - provoking local Liberal party mayor Mirko Ernst to threaten a ban. "The good name of Oberwiesenthal is at stake," he said, because he fears the name of the naked sledgers will be confused with a ski-club that he is a proud member of.
A town council meeting will decide whether to place a ban on the downhill championships scheduled for the first week of March.
"If they do, I'll move it to the Czech Republic," said Noske. "They, along with most red-blooded males in the world, aren't offended by the sight of topless women there."
GRIN AND BEAR IT - Brown Bears At The Dentist
With toothache in choppers this size, these brown bears at a German wildlife park had every right to be a bit grizzly.
FORK THAT - Worker turns Fork Lift Into Jousting Lance
German police are investigating after a hyper market worker turned his forklift truck into a jousting device and attempted to spear a fellow worker after a row.
DIRTY THIRTY - Fake Euro Note Warning By Cops
A German corner shop owner saw some of his profits go up in smoke after he accepted payment for a pack of cigarettes with this non-existent 30 Euro note.
MURDER MYSTERY: Did Killer Confess in Novel?
Fugitive Norbert Wieland, 66, has been on the run since his girlfriend Bettina Polzer's body was found at her apartment in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany.
WHITE BLAM MAN - Brit Cheats Death By Seconds in Crane Smash
A British white van man cheated death by seconds in Germany when a falling 130 crane arm cut his truck in half.
UNTRUCKY BREAK: Thief Facing Justice
This smug looking truck thief will soon be facing justice - after speed cameras caught him fleeing the scene in Sarstedt, Germany.
NAZI SHOCK: Death Camp Victims Buried Beside SS Officers
Nazi death camp victims were secretly buried beside SS officers at a German World War II cemetery, outraged historians have revealed.
PICNIC BASKET BABY MURDERED - Baby abandoned in River Danube
A mother whose newborn baby boy was found dead in a picnic hamper with his throat cut is being quizzed by police in Regensburg, Germany.
WE ARE NOT EMU-SED - 7 Police Cars Chase Emu
Heavy handed cops gunned down a six foot tall emu after it escaped from an enclosure in Heimfeld, Germany.
BUNNY SPOILER: Bieber Playmate Demoted
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