Where'd the remaining 27% go.
Researchers in Germany have finished a survey that tells them how people spend their time. With an average life-span of 78 years most time is spent sleeping
with the least time spent making new people
. Number crunching this research
[direct image link] reveals:
5.12% 4 years housework | 0.96% 9 months washing and ironing |
1.71% 16 months cleaning |
2.78% 26 months cooking |
6.41% 5 years eating and drinking |
7.05% 66 months watching television |
0.53% 5 months diy |
8.97% 7 years at work |
0.96% 9 months commuting, plus |
0.64% 6 months traffic jams |
2.14% 20 months in school |
1.71% 16 hours orgasms |
0.05% 2 weeks kissing |
32.20% 24 years 4 months sleeping |
0.64% 6 months sitting on the lavatory |
0.05% 2 weeks praying |
1.92% 18 months shopping
So where does the rest of the time go.
With a Hush and a Whisper, Bush Drops Town Hall Meeting with Germans
During his trip to Germany on Wednesday, the main highlight of George W. Bush's trip was meant to be a "town hall"-style meeting with average Germans. But with the German government unwilling to permit a scripted event with questions approved in advance, the White House has quietly put the event on ice. Was Bush afraid the event might focus on prickly questions about Iraq and Iran rather than the rosy future he's been touting in Europe this week?
Poor little Daisy Moshammer...
After a life of leisure, immortalized
on the arm of her famous, eccentric papa
, the little dog's troubles began on the tragic evening of January 13th in Grünwald. Alas, poor little Daisy was fast asleep in bed
when strange man
strangled her beloved fashion icon daddy
to death with a telephone cord. As he was a huge celebrity
in Germany, the country mourned
. "What will become of me without Daddy?"
Daisy whimpered. "I've been carried around so long, I don't even know how to walk anymore..."
When the will was read, Daddy proved he loved her!
But without him to carry her, Daisy's world began to spiral out of control. Suddenly wealthy and thrust into the spotlight alone
without her beloved big-haired father... how will she ever fill the void? Sex? Drugs? Are you kidding? Daddy would've much prefer shopping
Appears to be two German guys attempting to rap while wearing construction hats. German or not, how can this be for real?
German police revive rabbit
"....by breathing through a ball point pen after he passed out in a house fire.....officers opened Napoleon's mouth with a pen and breathed down it while giving the pet a cardio massage, a police spokesman said on Saturday....The officers then rushed [ the rabbit ] by police car to a vet."
Trashtalking - German Style.
Forget talking dolls, Berlin's speechifying its trash cans to thank pedestrians after they dump their litter. But is it appropriate to have immaterial things tell you how to use them? [More Inside]
Now's your chance to get with Jenna Jameson...
Okay, not really. Apparently, the new gig in Berlin, Germany as of last month is pr0n Karaoke - you and a partner (or two, or three?) get together on stage, with a movie up on the screen, and "act out" the parts being played out graphically. So.... practice your faking and get ready to go!
Germany's Fanta website
let's you subtitle (what I think are Bollywood) movie clips! It's a good waste of time if you got to waste your time.
Tupulev and Boeing crash in Germany
A tupulev and a boeing crashed in southern germany. Number of victims yet unknown.
Brazil vs. Germany.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup has come to an end. History was made today.
?? If you've been suspecting that old territorial squabbles never go away, you're probably right.
German Town Promotes Sleeping on the Job.
So when can we expect to see this system go into effect here in the U.S.?
World's Scariest Satanists.
Self described German satanist-vampires kill a person, various animals to fulfill their blood-lust. I don't think there's a political answer to this sort of bizarre behavior, but at least in America they would face the death penalty.
Make World event
in October, Germany - about borderless digital culture, no doubt curated long before The Current Situation, but I'm sure will be rendered far more relevant as a result.
The Greens and Social Democrats in Germany just lost big
in local elections in Hamburg this weekend. Is this the first political fallout from the "War on Terror"? (Here's an English link
too, from the Sydney Morning Herald. Couldn't find anything in the U.S. press--thank heaven for Australians.)
Like the rest of Europe, Germany is going through a histrionic BSE scare. So Germans switched to sausage and pork. And then they were told pork contains anabolic steroids. So they switched to venison. And then they were told it might have BSE too. So the Germans, who hate veggies, are starting to "starve." And raid zoos for meat.
Hey, where'd all this paté come from?
Giant German Swastika to Be Removed From Forest.
Slow Link Day. Every autumn, in a forest plantation 110 km north of Berlin, a giant 60-by-60 meter, golden swastika appears amongst the green pine trees. The symbol, which is only viewable from the air, is made up of deciduous larch trees and was planted in 1937 by a local merchant. It's illegal to display the swastika in Germany.
The first weblog rallye ever.
You may not have noticed it because it is in German language. All you have to do is signing up and following the links on top of 26 German and Austrian weblogs. Can you be faster than 36 seconds
? The competition closes tomorrow at 2PM Berlin time.
No voyeur cam at home? Visit your local Exhibitionism Booth.
Free on-camera tan for German customers. Next: Free on-camera motel room for horny couples?