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edwardspoonhands:

Holy. Crap. I just found an email argument between me and some random internet person about evolution and creationism. Apparently I thought this was important enough to print out and save for TWENTY YEARS!!!

Well, and now it’s already part of history which means you can’t throw it away. You know what happens to people who demolish historical artefacts, right?

Time & Numbers in Germany

willkommen-in-germany:

Germany uses 24 hour time, so from 1:00 h (in the am’s) to 12:00 h (noon), 13:00 h (1pm) to 24:00 h (midnight). In conversations, people usually just use 12 hour times, since night or day should be obvious. There is no real suffix like “AM/PM”, though you can add “vormittags” (before noon) and…

Also, there are certain regional differences in telling the time:
While in the north (or rather basically almost everywhere), Germans say “Viertel nach acht” (quarter after eight) for 8:15 
and
"Viertel vor acht" (quarter before eight) for 8:45,
in some areas in southern Germany, you might also hear
"Viertel neun" (quarter (of) nine) and "Dreviertel neun" (three quarters (of) nine)
for 8:15 and 8:45 respectively.

willkommen-in-germany:

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Contrary to popular belief brought on by stereotypes, you will actually survive in Germany as a VEGETARIAN. Out of a population of 80+ million, Germany has over 7 million vegetarians - that’s 9% of the population, which is the 2nd-highest rate in the European Union (after Italy).

It has indeed become much easier to eat vegetarian or vegan, even at more traditional restaurants. I remember how it wasn’t as easy 10 years ago when the only choice one often got was ordinary salad. But now, especially in cities, there’s more choice, there’s restaurants focusing on vegan/ vegetarian customers and, of course, there are Asian stores which offer you a big range e.g. of tofu or seitan.

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