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Most of the questions in this post have been inspired from a recent trip to Berlin. The gory(especially what I saw in a concentration camp),bravery, brilliance, persistence I learnt from these stories of WWII will never fade from my mind forever.I am thankful for such a beautiful life we all live. Sorry to sound dramatic especially in a quiz blog but the Holocaust stories were too much to digest.
1)Sorry to use the F* word.But this is indeed a F*ing brilliant operation.What?
#Operation Bernhard where the nazis employed jews to print counterfeit notes during the WW.
2)He is creditted with havng identified Hitler's body after his suicide. But what was the proof?
#Hitler's dentist Dr Hugo Johannes Blaschke. Hitler used to have chocolate cake everyday at 5 PM. Shortly before he shot himself he is said to have had the cake and it was with the remains of the cake the doctor confirmed it was Hitler.
3)No one connected to the WWII but a German very close to Apple Inc. Who?
#Dieter Rams a leading designer at Braun said to be Steve Jobs's inspiration. Rams is most noted for his design principles and keeping them simple.
4)What are these colored charts?
#The various colors allotted to Jews based on their category.
Gold/Yellow stood for the Jewish people
Purple stood for Religious Offenders (fundamentalists)
Green stood for Criminals
Red stood for Political Prisoners
Pink stood for Sexual Offenders, e.g. homosexuals, rapists, pedophiles etc
Brown stood for Illegal Immigrants
Dark Blue stood for 'Asocial ' Offenders: Behavior problems such as Mental Illness
White stood for 'Special Treatment'.
Some would even have a nested star like gay jew would have a pink and a gold star.
5)Identify X? Courtesy : Wikipedia
There were four principal variants of the X, the P50, also known as the X 500, produced 1957–1962; the X 600, produced 1962–1964; the X 601, produced 1963–1991; and the X 1.1 produced 1990–1991 with a 1,043 cc (63.6 cu in) VW engine (making the "1.1" a slight misnomer). The engine for the X 500, 600 and original 601 was a small two-stroke engine with two cylinders, giving the vehicle modest performance. At the end of production in 1989 it delivered 19 kW (26 horsepower) from a 600 cc (37 cu in) displacement. The car took 21 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and the top speed was 112 km/h (70 mph). There were two main problems with the engine: the smoky exhaust and the pollution it produced—nine times the amount of hydrocarbons and five times the carbon monoxide emissions of the average European car of 2007. The fuel consumption was 7 l/100 km (40 mpg-imp; 34 mpg-US). Since the engine does not have an oil injection system, two-stroke oil has to be added to the 24-litre (6.3 U.S. gal; 5.3 imp gal) fuel tank every time the car was filled up, at a 50:1 or 33:1 ratio of fuel to oil. Gas stations of the time in countries where two-stroke engines were common served premixed gas-oil mixture from the pump. Today, owners normally carry a container of two-stroke oil in the car for this purpose. The earlier models have no fuel gauge; a dipstick is inserted into the tank to determine how much fuel remains.
X two-stroke engine.The X was a steel monocoque design with roof, bootlid/trunklid, bonnet/hood, bumpers/fenders and doors in Duroplast, a form of plastic containing resin strengthened by wool or cotton. This helped the GDR to avoid expensive steel imports but, in theory, did not provide much crash protection, although in crash tests it allegedly performed superior to some contemporary Western hatchbacks. Because the car lacked a fuel pump, the fuel tank was placed high up in the engine compartment so that fuel could be fed to the carburettor by gravity; a trade-off of this design is an increased fire risk in front-end accidents. The X was the second car to use Duroplast, after the "pre-X" P70 (Zwickau) model (1954–1959). The duroplast was made of recycled material, cotton waste from Soviet Union and phenol resins from the East German dye industry, making the X the first car with a body made of recycled material.
Production of the X on April 30, 1991 reached 3.7 million vehicles.
#The funny cars of East Germany Trabant :o)
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