Our intestines work hard, digesting and absorbing nutrients from our food and making them available to the body. It’s a fact that if they were spread out, our intestines would be 400 to 500 square kilometers in area - twice as big as a tennis court.
Lederhosen were not always popular. They nearly disappeared in the 1880s! But thanks to one Bavarian teacher and his drinking buddies, the shorts will fill Oktoberfest tents. DW presents some surprising lederhosen facts.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have found that strawberries are not only delicious, rich in vitamins and low in calories — they can even help with inflammatory bowel diseases.
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said he believes a video showing a non-German being "hounded" by mobs in Chemnitz was staged. DW takes a closer look at the evidence.
The beginning of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is known the world over, yet the opening motif is only four notes long. Music researchers have long wondered — is fate really knocking on the door at the start of this piece?
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