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8
Apr '12

The Sodium King

Click the Salt Mine Commander's nose to be magically transported to the legendary Wieliczka Salt Sculptures more than 1,000 feet below the streets of Krakow, Poland.

SUBMITTED BY: David Meerman Scott  LOCATION: Krakow, Poland (2012)

Salt MINES?  People used to risk their lives for table salt, even though the oceans are filled with the stuff?

Apparently so, and now the Wieliczka Salt Mines, home of an underground Catholic chapel carved out of salt and all-salt sculptures of Pope John Paul II and Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” is one of Poland’s top tourist attractions.

Whatever you do, don’t lick the walls!

(David Meerman Scott is the author of international bestseller “The New Rules of Marketing & PR” and a sucker for classic dinosaur movies.)

Sun
26
Jul '09

Deathcamp Dorks (Part 3) – Miniskirts at Auschwitz

(Left) Japanese tourists gleefully pose at the execution site of Auschwitz commandant Rudolph Hoess, one of the most wanted Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg. (Right) The hanging of Hoess in 1947.

(Left) Japanese tourists gleefully pose at the execution site of Auschwitz commandant Rudolph Hoess, one of the most wanted Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg. (Right) The hanging of Hoess in 1947.

SUBMITTED BY: Mark Sawtelle LOCATION: Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Poland (2007)

OK, so you’re going to a concentration camp tomorrow and you have a fashion dilemma. What does one wear to a Nazi deathcamp?

You go with the tight miniskirt and high heels. Auschwitz is where all the cute guys hang out.

These tourists are at the concentration camp gallows for mass murderer Rudolph Hoess. Check out the relaxed pose of the chick in the green pants. She’s having a fabulous time.

According to the Auschwitz museum, Polish bystanders also had a fabulous time at the public executions of Nazi war criminals. Here’s what happened at the hanging of Nazi madman Arthur Greiser:

“Crowds of people watched his hanging on the slopes of the Citadel in Poznań. A picnic atmosphere prevailed, there were children among the observers, and vendors sold ice cream, soft drinks, and sweets. After the execution, people fought over pieces of the hangman’s rope.”

Upset at the cheesiness of the Greiser spectacle, Polish officials made the Hoess execution a private invitation-only affair. There likely was no ice cream — or miniskirts — at the gallows.

(Are these tourists being disrespectful or just totally clueless? Learn more about the Great Auschwitz Photo-Op.)

Sun
26
Jul '09

Deathcamp Dorks (Part 2) – Please don’t touch the electric fence!

Japanese tourists take turns playfully posing by the barbed wire electric fence at the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau deathcamp, the Nazi graveyard for 1.5 million Holocaust victims.

Japanese tourists take turns playfully posing at the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau deathcamp.

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick    LOCATION: Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Poland (1998)

What’s the best way for a hipster backpacker to pose by the electrified deathcamp fence? Should he try to look mournful or should he go with a more casual crouch?

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(Are these tourists being disrespectful or just totally clueless? Learn more about the Great Auschwitz Photo-Op.)

Sun
26
Jul '09

Deathcamp Dorks (Part 1) – The Great Auschwitz Photo-Op

Hey, honey!  Get a shot of me with the Zyklon B!

Hey, honey! Get a shot of me with the Zyklon B!

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick   LOCATION: Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Poland (1998)

Nothing spices up a family vacation album more than Daddy posing with cannisters of Nazi poison gas.

(Are these tourists being disrespectful or just totally clueless? Learn more about the Great Auschwitz Photo-Op.)