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"Nickname" Origins

The word is actually comes from the word "ekename," which means "additional name."

This term was used as early as 1303. It came from the Old English word "eaca," which means "an increase." By the fifteenth century, the syllables of "an ekename" had started to be incorrectly divided into "a nekename." While today's spelling is different, the pronunciation is basically the same.

A German soldier once got so drunk that he stole Hitler's hat!

In March 1944, Hartmann, Gerhard Barkhorn, Walter Krupinski and Johannes Wiese were summoned to Adolf Hitler's Berghof in Berchtesgaden. Barkhorn was to be honoured with the Swords, while Hartmann, Krupinski and Wiese were to receive the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross. On the train, all four of them got drunk on cognac and champagne. Supporting each other and unable to stand, they arrived at Berchtesgaden. Major Nicolaus von Below, Hitler's Luftwaffe adjutant, was shocked. After some sobering up, Hartmann was still intoxicated. Hartmann took a German officer's hat from a stand and put it on, but it was too large. Von Below became upset, told Hartmann it was Hitler's and ordered him to put it back.

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Liechtenstein and Haiti had the exact same flag. They found out when they competed in the Olympics (1936) against each other.

In order to remedy the problem, Liechtenstein added a gold ducal crown on the hoist side of the blue stripe on their flag.

Until World War II, tea was used as a form of currency in Siberia.