A young Spaniard inadvertently caused a major German airport to be shut down, which consequently caused 130 flights to be cancelled – he wasn’t popular.
Being a student, he thought how cool it would be to have a photo of himself inside the giant opening and clambered in whilst coaxing his friend to take a few snaps. Unfortunately, while he was fannying around, he slipped and became completely jammed in the lower lippage area.
The 2013 tourist figures closed showing a new record in the amount of foreign tourists who visit Spain; 60.6 million. This figure is the highest number ever recorded.
Spain is not the only European country that has wasted money on superfluous airports – Germany’s done it, too.
One can’t help but feel sorry for the German chap in our next story. He was in the process of moving into his new house and had absolutely no furniture. So, just as a temporary measure, he purchased an inflatable mattress to sleep on. However, on his return home and during the inflation period, he noticed that there was a puncture in his newly purchased bed.
The 41-year-old then decided that he really could not be bothered to return to the shop, so decided to effect a repair to the puncture with his industrial type puncture repair kit and sealant that is normally used on tyres. This is where things started to go horribly wrong.
Off to Germany now, Saarland to be exact, where a driver was pulled over for speeding. Just a routine stop for the traffic cops. However, they were just a little shocked at what they found inside the vehicle.
In these difficult times there are a lot of people deciding to call in old debts to raise some cash. Well, a German town is trying to call in a 450-year-old debt, which could be worth trillions of euros.
The town of Mittenwalde recently discovered an IOU (debt certificate) dating back to 1562, which clearly states that the town loaned Berlin money, and if repaid, it could make this little town one of the richest in the world.
Anybody who has lived here since the Peseta days will have had the impression that things have become much more expensive since the Euro came in – well, it’s not just an impression, because according to a study carried out by the major Spanish bank, BBVA, prices have risen by a stunning 45% since 1999, which was when the Euro came in here.