February 01, 2007

Unfallbereitschaft und Kreislaufzusammenbruch

Maybe we need more information about Germany on our approximately-deutsch named blog or maybe we need more information about mysterious illnesses. But Germany has been on my mind lately, perhaps because of the scheme-that-exists-only-in-my-mind to get the FSL to Munich to paint. Anyhoo, this post might help with all of that.

Germans, those most logical volk, have some ideas about health that, well, just haven't caught on here yet. But they should.

For instance, some German newspapers carry horoscopes, but they also carry a feature about the weather called Biowetter or, how the weather will affect your health today. Check out this site, where you can choose a condition and see how the weather will affect it. Today looks to be a bad day for Schlaftiefe (depth of sleep) and Unfallbereitschaft (preparedness for accidents) but not so bad for Reizbarkeit (attractionableness).

See also this translated page from the German wikipedia on Kreislaufzusammenbruch (cycle collapse). Fortunately, as the article explains, "with leg high storage, cold envelopes and lying position the cycle adjusts itself often again automatically, if the cause cycle-caused a “harmless” is." But, according to the newspaper Der Spiegel, this affects worker productivity because people have to skip work and lie down for a day when they suffer a Kreislaufzusammenbruch. Good to know.

Another serious condition that, apparently, does not occur in the U.S., is the Hörsturz ('hearing fall') or sudden loss of hearing. How serious? Well, the helpful Der Spiegel explained that the party chair of the Social Democrats party had to step down because of a Hörsturz. I checked out the story of Matthias Platzeck on German wikipedia and located this confirming article. I found the fact that the automatic translation automatically translated Herr Platzeck's last name to "Place-hit a corner" merely added to the entry.



Blogger First Sea Lord said...

Gott in Himmel! Hilarious!

I must hand it to the Germans for what I might call accumulating nouns - does someone who knows know whether the Finns have them beat? The longest road sign I ever saw was in Finland, but I don't remember how to spell it.

I would be delighted to paint in Munich. Wherefore be the mysterious german arts grant do I go for the people to give me the money and the gallery what for to paint there?

There was an article in the NYT the other day explaining that we have a diagnosis epidemic in America - and that it was seriously affecting our health. In germany, I can only imagine.

Someone send me a gallery contact..

February 2, 2007 at 9:11 AM  

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