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Mighty Mouse [Dec. 28th, 2007|10:04 am]
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[music |the sound of silence]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LMxhc8WwGU

Guinness Record breaking worst mouse plague video. This is crazy!!!

And:

"On 16th October 1906, Wilhelm Voigt, a shoemaker, dressed himself as a captain in the German army and sallied forth into the streets of Berlin. He first encountered four soldiers whom he immediately ordered to fall in and follow him. They had never seen him before but such was the authority confered upon him by his captain's uniform that he was instantly obeyed. Picking up some more troops on the way, the band arrived by train at the railway station of Kopenick, a small town outside Berlin. The captain set out for the town hall and on the way encountered three policemen. They were also peremptorily ordered to fall in, and of course, instantly obeyed. Arriving at the town hall the Captain demanded a sum of 4002.50 marks to be paid to him. It was promptly done. The Captain handed over a receipt and then ordered the arrest of the mayor, who was despatched under escort ot the new Berlin police station at Unter den Linden. The Captain's autocratic spree lasted for six hours. He was arrested and later sentenced to four years in prison."
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[User Picture]From: esme
2007-12-28 03:13 pm (UTC)
That guy had HUGE cajones! Wow. Just, wow. /snicker/
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[User Picture]From: esme
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.
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[User Picture]From: insectqueen
2007-12-28 03:43 pm (UTC)
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
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2007-12-28 04:10 pm (UTC)

1906

That would have been Kaiser Bill's Reich actually.

~M~
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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2007-12-28 04:11 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-30 12:03 am (UTC)
Exactly! I find it just fascinating. =)
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2007-12-28 04:11 pm (UTC)
Bloody Germans. lol

~M~
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-30 12:04 am (UTC)
haha. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2007-12-28 04:16 pm (UTC)

Hauptmann Köpenick

He has a statue:

Captain of Köpenick

~M~
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[User Picture]From: e_burke
2007-12-28 04:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Hauptmann Köpenick

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: m_buggie
2007-12-28 04:31 pm (UTC)
First of all: holy crap, that's a lot of mice.

And second of all: dude, that guy rocks.
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[User Picture]From: sczrhands
2007-12-29 01:34 am (UTC)
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.

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[User Picture]From: e_burke
2007-12-28 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. Gosh.

PLEASE give me a link to anywhere that tells of this guy. That guy wins at life.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-30 12:11 am (UTC)
Someone else posted a wiki entry on him, that's where the most info is I think, that and our lovely friend google. hehe. ;)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2007-12-28 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thats what I call an impressive story. I wonder what possesed him to do that
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-30 12:17 am (UTC)
I can think of a number of reasons. ;) Not least of which is how awesome it is! haha. ;)
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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2007-12-28 08:55 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2007-12-28 08:59 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: strangeflavor
2007-12-28 10:42 pm (UTC)
Haha that man is awesome.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-30 12:31 am (UTC)
Agreed.
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2007-12-29 06:12 am (UTC)
That guy was amazing...

And I like rodents.... but not like that! Yikes!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-30 12:52 am (UTC)
yeah, a few too many rodents for me. lol

And he rocks!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-30 12:54 am (UTC)
That is a lot of mice for one house, though!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-30 12:55 am (UTC)
I kinda think mice are cute. :)
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From: ex_theglaiv
2007-12-30 08:19 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-30 08:32 am (UTC)
LOL! Exactly. I thought he must have been very successful indeed.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-06 05:28 pm (UTC)
lol, right?! I love him! And that' a lotta freaking rodentia. I gotta say.
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