We traveled to Germany with my wife's family to see where her great-grandfather had lived and meet some of our relatives. One of the girls we met was currently interning at Adidas and was hoping to be hired full-time later that spring. Her brother joked, "You could always take a job with Puma!" She looked horrified and proclaimed, "I WOULD NEVER!" She seriously looked like he had casually suggested she join ISIS.
So I take it nobody wears Nike, New Balance or Under Armour in Herzogenaurach?
'Rudolf (Puma) was a member of the Nazi party and was held in a prison camp for a year after the war. Adi was in no way involved with the Nazi party. Furthermore Rudolf made advances on Adi's wife and this caused a huge rift between the two brothers'.
Sounds like the rift was more personal than business.
The war escalated over the years, reaching a fever pitch when Adidas got the bomb. Hostilities ceased and both sides went back to their respective corners, a nuclear deterrent sometimes ironically serving as the most effective peacemaker. The fear still remains though, like the sword of Damocles perilously hanging over all their heads. For even if Adidas uses the bomb, surely they too will fall by its destruction, bringing a thousand years of darkness, and in wiping both friend and foe off the face of the Earth, striking...a New Balance.
Herzogenaurach is the best new place-name that I’ll hear of today.
As someone living near Herzogenaurach: the rivalry is legendary, but I highly doubt the fact from this TIL. From the article:
> Herzogenaurach has been described as "the town of bent necks,"
The phrasing is "has been described", but not "became known". So, I'm sorry, but I call bullshit on this TIL.
From Wikipedia: *Rudolf, upon his capture by American troops, was suspected of being a member of the SS, information supposedly supplied by Adolf.*
Imagine hating your brother so much that you lie to an invading army to convince them he's a member of an hated paramilitary group.