The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to… » 4/30/15 3:02pm 4/30/15 3:02pm

This Is What A Forest Elephant Looked Like 200,000 Years Ago

Exhibition director Peter Luckner readies a 13-foot-tall model of a straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) for “Fossil Richness in the Geisel Valley,” on display in the Pfaennerhall Factory in Braunsbedra, central Germany. This type of forest elephant roamed the Geisel Valley some 200,000 years ago. » 4/18/15 10:00am 4/18/15 10:00am

A Delicate Stone Bridge Creates a Mystical Passage With Its Reflection

Located in Kromlau, Germany, the Rakotzbrücke was built as a perfect half-circle so that still waters and correct lighting would create the illusion of a full circle. It even has outcroppings on each side to make it look like a natural occurrence. In the imagination, it conjures thoughts of a portal to another world. » 3/31/15 11:00pm 3/31/15 11:00pm

Was Britain's WWI Blockade The First Atrocity Of The 20th Century?

From 1914 to 1919, the Allied powers restricted the maritime supply of raw materials and foodstuffs to the Central Powers. The policy is often called a key component in the Allied victory, but it resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, and introduced the world to a terrifying new kind of warfare. » 12/01/14 11:00am 12/01/14 11:00am

Photos of Germany's worst flood in years presage a watery future

Weeks of torrential rainfall have sent water levels skyrocketing throughout central Europe. The Elbe and Danube rivers, among others, have swollen to the point of overflow, while breached levees and ruined damns have loosed deadly floodwaters upon Germany, where tens of thousands have been evacuated from their homes. » 6/11/13 2:11pm 6/11/13 2:11pm

Without a doubt, this is the greatest '80s German love song about ALF…

Yes. The cat-eating alien from the planet Melmac. Titular star of the '80s NBC sitcom. That ALF. Apparently, ALF was so big in Germany that the person who dubbed the voice of ALF over there, Tommi Piper, was able to record a touching love song titled "Hallo ALF, Heir Ist Rhonda" in 1989, which he sang as ALF, and… » 1/16/13 4:30pm 1/16/13 4:30pm

After nine months, authorities still don't know the true identity of…

Do you know or recognize Ray? The teenage boy turned up in Berlin nine months ago claiming to know little about himself beyond his name and birthday (June 20, 1994). When pressed to divulge more about himself and his history, he claims he is unable to remember. Now, after close to a year of investigation, Berlin… » 6/14/12 7:40am 6/14/12 7:40am

The best scenes from the most demented German children's book ever…

If you possess any sort of fluency in the German language, there's a good chance you've encountered children's author Heinrich Hoffman's 1845 bedtime classic Struwwelpeter. In this collection of morality tales, children are — with gleeful abandon — immolated, humiliated, and mutilated by men with giant scissors.… » 5/28/12 12:55pm 5/28/12 12:55pm

Crazy detailed Star Wars organ turns the Death Star into circus music

Sure, we just featured some ripping 2001 LEGO spaceship designs, but this is too stellar not to mention. As a promotion for The Phantom Menace's 3D re-release in Germany, LEGO builders Rene Hoffmeister and Lorenz Lnggrtnr constructed a massive circus organ that doubles as a gargantuan diorama. Explains Lorenz of its… » 4/13/12 9:30am 4/13/12 9:30am

Watch the first four minutes of the Nazis-on-the-Moon flick Iron Sky

You saw the trailer — now check out the opening sequence of the Lunar Reich action comedy Iron Sky. This is definitely the first indie flick ever to feature Nazi astronauts with rocket launchers and their giant swastika-shaped Moon base. Iron Sky opens April 4 in Finland, April 5 in Germany, and other countries soon… » 3/16/12 6:00am 3/16/12 6:00am