Thursday, September 27, 2018

Holy irony

Yes, fam. Heligoland (Helgoland) has its own flag! That's ironic on so many levels. For starters, Heligoland is a cliff in the North Sea, about 1 square kilometer large (or small). Population: about 1,000. Imagine living on a cliff in the North Sea…

At the moment, Heligoland is controlled by Germany. Historically, it has also been Danish and British. Ethnically, however, it's Frisian. And now, the best part: when the island was British-controlled, a German bloke on holiday wrote “Deutschland über alles” there.

So the most notorious nationalist anthem in Great German history was written by a tourist on a visit to a British-controlled Frisian spa.


What level of irony is *the world* on?

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