Did you know that Adolph Hitler suffered from chronic flatulence?
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
January 29, 2022 10:22am CST
I get "news briefings" from the New York Times and another, slightly wackier, source every morning. This morning I learned that Adolph Hitler suffered from chronic flatulence through the 1930s. I knew that he was a vegetarian, and that he wasn't a drinker, but I hadn't known about the flatulence. Apparently, he enlisted the services of a doctor named Theodor Morell (in 1936 or so) who started injecting him with a vitamin supplement. It helped with the flatulence, but over time, Dr. Morell started adding opiates and meth-amphetamine to Hitler's injections, making him a drug addict through his later years. This was the same doctor who gave Hitler and Eva Braun the poison by which they killed themselves in Hitler's "bunker." History is full of odd "back stories," isn't it? Pun intended.
16 people like this
• United States
29 Jan 22
Didn’t Spike Jones mention that fact in a song? “We heil! (Fart)Heil! (Fart) right in der fuehrer’s face!”
Der Fuehrer’s Face (Wallace) by Spike Jones and his City Slickers, vocal by Carl Grayson, Willie Spicer at the BirdaphoneThis breakthrough hit by Spike and h...
29 Jan 22
@thehorse Can you imagine how insipid life would be without the joy of farting? Doesn’t bear thinking about. We’re meant to have 14 episodes of flatulence each day. I wonder how many Hitler enjoyed, and at what point is it considered excessive?
• Walnut Creek, California
@TheSojourner I admire Liz Cheney. She's a Republican but had the balls to stand up to The Illiterate One. Or is it ovaries? Balls sounds more impressive in our (once?) male-dominated society. But both balls and ovaries are necessary to make the world do 'round.
• Wapello, Iowa
29 Jan 22
Some historians have gone as far as to say that WW II was caused by flatulence. When you look into the whole story...You didn't even scratch the surface here...it's not all that far-fetched. What amazes me is that everyone doesn't know these things.