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Soccer Team Hadn’t Scored a Goal in Five Matches, So Fans Helpfully Pointed Arrows toward the Goal

The soccer team of Magdeburg, Germany wasn’t doing well. Fans suspected that the players didn’t know where the opposing goal was and were just too embarrassed to ask. So at a recent match against a Berlin team, they held up arrows that discreetly pointed it out. The effort was successful, and Magdeburg scored a single [...]

Queen Eadgyth’s Remains Discovered in Germany

The oldest remains yet of a member of English royalty are thought to have been found in Germany. Queen Eadgyth (pronounced Edith) was the sister of King Athelstan and married the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I in 929 AD. She died in 946. The bone fragments from a lead coffin in Magdeburg will be analyzed [...]