Did uncle Adolf even know the kid was siding with the “enemy”? (What’s the explanation of of that British fish downpour 19 years ago?)
New meaning to Slugging it out ;-)
If I remember the story correctly, William Hitler had three sons, and the sons all decided to not have children in order to kill off the bloodline.
Just when you thought you couldn’t love slugs any more, they start dangling from a mucus rope!
Oh baby, I’m so mucused for you.
I’ve seen love bugs make love in mid air.
Talk about having a rebellious nephew.
Bad uncle thing.
I would guess, knowing the nephews country of origin, even if they did not know his actual relationship with uncle Adolf, that William did not directly fight against Germany. He was likely in the Pacific theater, just like Japanese-Americans were sent to the European theater.
For those with Netflix: You can see a fascinating (if not sometimes cringey) documentary about Hitler’s nephew and other family members called, “The Pact”. I say “cringey” because there are some scenes towards the end where the filmmaker attempts to stalk and interview some of Hitler’s living relatives right here in the USA. It’s hard not to feel bad for them because they didn’t ask to be born into this family but the sins of their relative have followed them through life and all they want is to be left alone.
William Patrick Hitler actually moved to Germany before the war in an effort to benefit from his uncle’s rise to power. He became angry that the jobs Adolf secured for him weren’t high-paying and powerful enough and began trying to blackmail him, threatening to sell stories to the newspapers claiming that Adolf’s paternal grandfather was a Jew (it’s unknown who this grandfather actually was, since Adolf’s father was born out-of-wedlock and no father was entered on the birth certificate). An infuriated Adolf threatened him with a horsewhip, and William fled back to the U.S. and wrote an article for a magazine titled “Why I Hate My Uncle”.
Silver fish and not silverfish, I hope.
So THAT’S what gives those clouds that silver lining…
I’m thinking the slugs romance is not ever going to make a Hallmark movie.
The slugs are also hermaphrodites, in this case meaning that each individual slug has fully functioning male and female organs. Nature, if it can be said to have purpose or plan, devised this scheme such that a single slug cannot fertilize itself, but two slugs can fertilize each other. This serves to preserve genetic diversity in the species. Also, twice as many eggs, twice as many offspring, twice the chance that a given population may rebound after an environmental disaster like a flood or a forest fire or a proliferation of predators that like to eat slugs. So there’s that on top of their Slugue du Soleil acrobatics.
And now we know the inspiration for the invention of the sex swing. :-)