When I was a lot younger, I was interested in military conflicts particularly World War II, and I still am. I could always be found in the library reading about such things. As such, my parents always thought I would study History, but lets face it, its simply not practical to do study History, at most we could be a teacher or a professor at school. Now, let me indulge in my childhood knowledge for a while..
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Adolf Hitler and subsequently the end of the World War II in Europe soon after.
And so there are things about Hitler we didn't know..
10. Hitler was a Disney fan.
Hard to imagine this cold-blooded murderer sitting behind a TV eating popcorn and enjoying "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" or "King Kong", while millions are being gassed in his concentration camps.
9. Hitler had injections of bull testicle extracts.
A much older man than his mistress, Eva Braun, he required bull testicle extracts to be injected so as to achieve higher libido to satisfy her.
8. Hitler was an animal lover.
The oddest thing is this mass murderer of countless lives showed great concern for animals native to Germany and passed laws to protect them.
In 1934, Hitler passed a law called Das Reichjagdgesetz (Reich Hunting Law) which controlled how many animals could be poached per year.
7. Hitler banned experimentation on animals.
Nazi Germany was the first country in the world to ban vivisection, or the experimentation on animals. Hitler's great concern for animal welfare led to a complete ban of vivisection in April 1933.
6. Hitler was made Man of the Year by TIME magazine.
That was in 1938, but it was soon corrected to Person of the Year. Basically, we know that Joseph Stalin got it the following year and again in 1942. Sure enough, even a simpleton knows the obvious reasons for the selection. One had to have power to be selected, political or otherwise.
5. Hitler wanted to an artist.
Yes, he wasn't initially a crazy guy with world domination in his sights, he had always dreamt of being an artist by trade, and actually planned to continue his artwork right after his general education instead of college.
4. Hitler was a vegetarian.
Perhaps as a result of his respect for animals, he chose to be a vegetarian.
3. Hitler's unique moustache was forced by the circumstances.
During World War I, he almost died because of his long moustache which could not fit into the gas mask he was wearing. He was forced to cut his moustache smaller so that he could have the gas mask fitted. He kept the moustache the same toothbrush shape ever since.
2. Hitler was feminine.
Experts examining his handwriting found it to be a writing composed by a typical man with feminine instincts. Perhaps he was really feminine at heart all along, which also led to speculations that he was homosexual.
1. Hitler invented the concept of a blow-up doll.
We could not have ever guessed this coming, but Hitler could not stand the fact that his soldiers would be sleeping with 'dirty' French prostitutes and Jewish women. So to prevent them from doing so, he made the men carry an inflatable doll which they could use them anytime they wished. But carrying this with them was terribly embarrassing, and so the blow-up doll became a flop.