2007-12-28 03:13 pm (UTC)
That guy had HUGE cajones! Wow. Just, wow. /snicker/
2007-12-29 02:28 am (UTC)
I think I'm going to add that I really hate rodents. Gah. /shudder/
Nightmares shall be had.
amazing... silly Weimar Republic :P
I love these random tidbits you find... I find some of my own that I could post once in awhile... so much fun :P
That would have been Kaiser Bill's Reich actually.
That guy is my hero.
Do you think he thought his 6 hour spree of total control was worth his prison sentence?
You gotta have respect for people who can con like that,... I mean,. "con man" is short for "confidence man"... and I think it holds MORE than true in cases like this. Frank Abagnale was also pretty fantastic... someone who goes out and decides thre ARE no rules as long as you smile big enough and talk fast enough. Not something I would particularly even WANT to do, but I respect those that do for some reason.
Exactly! I find it just fascinating. =)
2007-12-28 04:16 pm (UTC)
2007-12-28 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Hauptmann Köpenick
First of all: holy crap, that's a lot of mice.
And second of all: dude, that guy rocks.
Nature is a harse mistress. I wonder why it took them 6 months to call the government for help? I would have called right away. Especial with small children in the house. Well at least they know what to do if it happens again.
Oh. My. Gosh.
PLEASE give me a link to anywhere that tells of this guy. That guy wins at life.
Someone else posted a wiki entry on him, that's where the most info is I think, that and our lovely friend google. hehe. ;)
Thats what I call an impressive story. I wonder what possesed him to do that
I can think of a number of reasons. ;) Not least of which is how awesome it is! haha. ;)
You forgot something. After his prison sentance, he went back to his hometown only to discover that he was a local hero (nobody really liked the snooty German guards at the time). He went on to become an accomplished impersonator, touring around Europe. I beleive he was even summoned to do private shows for czars in neighboring nations.
Oh yeah, and the only reason he got away with it in the first place was because the German officers were abusing their power over both the guardsmen under them and the local populace. I beleive the German ruler at the time gave him a pardon after he served his sentance for the theft, since his antics had shamed the German guard into cleaning up their acts.
Haha that man is awesome.
That guy was amazing...
And I like rodents.... but not like that! Yikes!
yeah, a few too many rodents for me. lol
And he rocks!!
That is a lot of mice for one house, though!
I kinda think mice are cute. :)
And OBVIOUSLY, that was a well-dressed shoemaker. One imagines that a regularly-clad one would have been spotted straight away. They DO say you can tell a man by his shoes, but not in that case apparently.
LOL! Exactly. I thought he must have been very successful indeed.
lol, right?! I love him! And that' a lotta freaking rodentia. I gotta say.