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The Courage to Say NO: August Landmesser

When you seriously believe in something, you will risk your life for it. 

The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already been in trouble with the authorities, having been sentenced to two years hard labour for marrying a Jewish woman.


We know little else about August Landmesser, except that he had two children. By pure chance, one of his children recognized her father in this photo when it was published in a German newspaper in 1991. How proud she must have been in that moment.

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Pedestrian Roller Coaster

This art piece is just visually interesting. 

Designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, the “Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain” sculpture in Duisburg, Germany. It has been built on top of a mining waste tip at the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Height in the Angerpark, which opened in 2008. So if you’re scared of Roller Coasters, experience this instead. I’m pretty sure you won’t be screaming at all. - Source

I dare someone to do the loop.