The German language is famous for its compound words. But sometimes terms are stacked end-to-end even though they don't seem to belong together - at least not at first glance.
A shoe for your hand? Or a mourning celebration? We promise that these self-contradicting German words actually make sense - when you do a double take.
For more language oddities, click through the gallery below for strange German words for body parts (but not while you're eating).