The art of hugging

There’s a popular phrase that says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. While this may or may not be true, I would like to change it to: a hug a day keeps loneliness at bay. Continue reading


Deadliest used weapon ever sold

hitlersphoneAuction house Alexander Historical Auctions has sold Hitler’s personalised red Siemens telephone which he used to give orders to his Wehrmacht (army).

The telephone, which bears his name and a swastika, was found in Hitler’s Berlin bunker after the fall of Nazi Germany. Soviet soldiers gave the telephone as a souvenir to British sergeant Ralph Rayner. His son kept the phone for years.

The selling price was estimated between 200,000 and 300,000 dollar. That was a pretty good estimate as the final selling price turned out to be 243,000 dollar or 229,000 euro.

The most deadliest used weapon so far would of course have been mass murderer Stalin’s mouth, but that’s not an easy thing to sell. Fortunately…

Welcome to Thomas

Welcome to the first post on my brand new blog.

I’m Thomas, married and with kids, and I’d like to tell you on a very regular basis about how I see the world and all that is happening in it.

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As most people don’t have a long attention span online these days, I will keep my articles short and concise but hopefully sufficiently poignant for you to read.

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