Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Not long after his surprise announcement calling for a referendum on the EU bailout package, it was reported  that Greek Prime Minister George Papandreaou had been "summoned" to an emergency meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President  Nicolas Sarkosy, presumably so he could explain what on earth he thought he was doing.   Cue the naughty step.  

Now here`s a curious thing about Angela Merkel.  In 1977, the then Angela Kasner married physics student Ulrich Merkel. The marriage ended in divorce in 1982. Her second and current husband is quantum chemist and professor Joachim Sauer who has largely remained out of the media spotlight. They first met in 1981, became partners later and married privately on 30 December 1998.  

So why isn`t she Angela Sauer?   One can only surmise it`s to avoid being labelled by certain sections of the tabloid press as Mrs. Sauerkraut?   Sauerkraut can be eaten raw, which has many vitamins and minerals. However, if you are not used to the high amount of lacto-bacilli found in raw Sauerkraut, it can easily upset your stomach.   So mind how you go, George.

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