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Ten Fun Facts about Germany
There is a Chancellor Angela Merkel Barbie Doll, it is hard to escape from the German affection for red Hungarian paprika, it is added to everything from potato chips and grilled meat to sauces and soups, in Bavaria beer is officially classified as a food, phone calls must be answered only with the surname not by a 'Hi' or 'Hello' or any type of greeting, and there are 28 household pets per 100 people. Just some of the not too serious facts that go towards the making of life and living in Germany.
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Francine McKenna, German Culture Editor