Today’s least-timely news leak

For some reason, this was number one in the news feed:

German maritime archaeologists claimed to have found a urinal used by Kaiser Wilhelm II lying on the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

The piece of porcelain history was discovered in the wreck of the Udine, a light-cruiser which was sunk in the First World War by the Royal Navy, that now lies 28 nautical miles off the German island of Rugen.

“It was sunk by the British in 1915,” said Reinhard Oser, the archaeologist leading the expedition. “We managed to take some great photographs, and made this unusual discovery.”

Kaiser Bill’s batman was not available for comment.

(Via Christopher Johnson.)


  1. Tatyana »

    11 December 2011 · 6:11 pm

    what’s with the Germans and their inexplicable attraction to fecal and urinal discharge? even their humor rolls around the topic…do they ever grow out of 5th grade?

  2. fillyjonk »

    12 December 2011 · 8:01 am

    “Kaiser Bill’s urinal!” would make an excellent expletive, I think.

    Tat: here in the U.S. we are getting a repackaging of a German kid’s game, in Germany called something like “Kackel Dackel.” It features a dachsund you feed a claylike substance to, and….it comes out the other end. Apparently points are won if it comes out on your turn.

    I am 1/4 German and I find that kind of thing utterly inexplicable.

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