How a WWII soldier survived weeks on crystal meth

Aimo Koivunen: The WWII soldier traveled more than 400 kilometers thanks to a large dose of methamphetamine. Russian soldiers are said to be drugged in the war against Ukraine. This is not new – as the story of the Finn Aimo Koivunen shows. 04.12.2022, 13:1604.12.2022, 13:17 tobias esser / t-online An article by They stubbornly … Read more

The Christmas tree and its history – from Rome to Hitler to today

The light-decorated Christmas tree is not as old as is often assumed. Image: Shutterstock follow me Every year 1.2 to 1.4 million Christmas trees are sold in Switzerland; more than half of them come from abroad, most from Denmark. For many, the decorated trees are an indispensable part of Christmas. Very few of them would … Read more

According to the study, 50,000 seasonal children live hidden in Switzerland

11/13/2022, 5:23 p.m11/13/2022, 6:39 p.m According to a study, the number of hidden children of guest workers in Switzerland is higher than previously assumed. According to this study, 50,000 seasonal workers lived in secret in this country from 1949 to 1975. Migration historian Toni Ricciardi told the Keystone-SDA news agency: «The influence of immigration in … Read more

The Russian city of Volgograd becomes Stalingrad again – but only briefly

Soviet troops in an advance in Stalingrad during World War II.Image: Wikimedia The occasion is the 80th anniversary of the battle in World War II. 11/19/2022, 3:04 p.m11/19/2022, 4:04 p.m The city of Volgograd gets the name Stalingrad back – at least for one day, on the anniversary of the beginning of the Russian Stalingrad … Read more

The last one came out this year

End of an era: the printed phone book has had its day…Image: PTT Archive The last printed telephone directories in Switzerland were published in 2022. What began in Zurich in 1880 is now ending forever. A look back. Heike Bazak / Swiss National Museum If you’re not exactly a digital native, you’ll still remember the … Read more

Name the 30 best-selling albums

«You think you’ve got it. Oh, you think you’ve got it»: Well then show what you can do.Image: youtube/outkast/watson quizzicle Name the 30 best-selling albums – or you have to say “Hey ya!” for 7 days straight. Listen Dear Quizzticle class In the autumn of 40 years ago, one of the best-selling music albums of … Read more

Fritz the Cat turns 50 – This is how the sex-obsessed tomcat conquered the silver screen

Fritz, the hedonistic cat, first hit the big screen in 1972. Screenshot: Youtube 11/13/2022, 7:33 p.m11/15/2022, 3:36 am follow me I can’t remember when and where I saw «Fritz the Cat» for the first time; it was long ago. But I still remember how immensely impressed I was with this cartoon – it was so … Read more

Fritz the Cat turns 50 – This is how the sex-obsessed tomcat conquered the silver screen

Fritz, the hedonistic cat, first hit the big screen in 1972. Screenshot: Youtube 11/13/2022, 7:33 p.m11/15/2022, 3:36 am follow me I can’t remember when and where I saw «Fritz the Cat» for the first time; it was long ago. But I still remember how immensely impressed I was with this cartoon – it was so … Read more

Cannon thunder at the gates of Freiburg

Battle of the St. Jacques redoubt near Bertigny, November 13, 1847.Image: Freiburg State Archives / photographs 2051 C In November 1847, cannons thundered where allotment gardens flourish today. The story of an almost forgotten theater of war near Freiburg. Adrian Baschung / Swiss National Museum Between the city limits of Friborg and the municipality of … Read more