Weird Facts About “The Führer”, Hitler

This year marked the 70th year anniversary of Adolph Hitler’s death. One of the evilest and reviled people ever to live, his limitless capacity for shocking acts of cruelty still amazes and fascinates us. Here are a few fast facts you might not know about the Führer

A Meatless Existence

This claim isn’t proven either way, but many believe that Hitler was a vegetarian, at least in later years. A huge dog lover, he allegedly was “often distressed by images of animal cruelty and suffering.” He didn’t drink or smoke, either.

A Meatless Existence

He Loved Disney

This isn’t really surprising considering that Walt Disney has always been rumored to be an anti-Semite (though a new documentary found ample evidence to the contrary). But Hitler’s affinity for Disney films was tied to his love of animation, not shared personal values or matching ‘staches. He supposedly watched Snow White and King Kong frequently.

He Loved Disney

He Was an Early Advocate for Novelty Adult Toys

Well, not quite, but according to records, Hitler ordered blow-up dolls for his troops during a widespread syphilis outbreak. Blonde and blue-eyed, of course. The soldiers later refused to carry the dolls in their backpacks for fear of embarrassment if captured by enemy forces.

He Was an Early Advocate for Novelty Adult Toys

He Was Fond of Bull Semen

Hitler had a very low sex drive, which his doctor remedied with virility injections” extracted from the prostates of young bulls. The Führer would inject himself before spending the night with then-girlfriend Eva Braun.

He Was Fond of Bull Semen

He May Have Had a Sexual Relationship with His Niece

Geli Raubal was Hitler’s half-niece. The two had a very close relationship, which many believe was sexual in nature. One of Hitler’s biographers calls Raubal “his great love, a tabooed love of Tristan moods and tragic sentimentality.” She was discovered dead, next to one of Hitler’s guns, in 1931. The cause of death was ruled suicide but many questioned whether Hitler played a hand in the death.

He May Have Had a Sexual Relationship with His Niece

He Was a Cokehead

Hitler’s personal medical records show that the Führer “extensively” treated his sinuses and throat with cocaine. The drug was procured for him by his physician Theodor Morrell. Cocaine certainly causes paranoia — could this be a contributing factor to his decline into insanity?

He Was a Cokehead

He Was Quite Gassy

Hitler is rumored to have been a frequent farter. From the time he reached 40, he suffered “violent bouts of farting, along with alternate bouts of diarrhea and constipation.” Some say that the constant farting led him to adopt a vegetarian diet, and others say that the diet led to more gas. Either way, not a pretty thing to think about.

He Was Quite Gassy

He Once Had a Crush on a Jewish Girl

Hitler was enamored with a local Jewish girl named Stefanie Isak when he was 16. He even had a friend stalk her for him and provide reports of her daily activities.

He was, however, too frightened to ever speak to her. In a later interview, Stefanie said that she “once received a letter from someone who said they were to attend the Academy of Arts and that I should wait for him.”

He Once Had a Crush on a Jewish Girl

His Skull Is Still a Mystery

When Hitler was found dead on April 30, 1945, a piece of hisT skull fragment was secretly preserved for decades by Soviet intelligence. However, in 2009 American scientists claimed to have proven that the skull belonged not to Hitler, but to an unknown woman under the age of 40.

His Skull Is Still a Mystery

Hitler Was a Target 42 Times

There were at least 42 times that someone tried to assassinate Hitler! Clearly, none worked but you see how he ended up ending himself, so maybe he got the picture. The most known of these attacks was Operation Valkyrie when Claus von Stauffenberg tried to finish him and regain control of Germany.

Hitler Was a Target 42 Times

His Nephew Played for the Wrong Team

We learned about his niece earlier but was going on with his nephew? Apparently, William Patrick Hitler was in the U.S. Navy. He supposedly worked with his uncle for some time and many thought that was just a war tactic. He was imprisoned by the Soviet Union and died while held captive.

His Nephew Played for the Wrong Team

He Dropped Out

Interestingly enough, Hitler never made it through high school. He was tired of being told what to do and just had an overall lack of interest in school. He was really only interested in war and arts (as we discussed earlier). The dropout became on of the strongest powers ever.

He Dropped Out

Hitler, the Priest

When Hitler was 14, a priest lent him a helping hand and that influenced him as well as changed. So much so that he thought he wanted to ascend higher than a priest, actually. He wanted to be a god. Which explains his unbelievable deeds in a twisted way.

Hitler, the Priest

He Wanted to Put Moscow under Water

Hitler was a mastermind for all things malicious. He had a nasty plan for Moscow, one that involved water. He wanted to turn Moscow into a huge lake. He planned to make it an artificial lake by opening the Moscow-Volga Canal. He also had the same plans for other places like Warsaw and Poland.

He Wanted to Put Moscow under Water

Hitler Was a Chocoholic

Hitler had a fond obsession with chocolate! This man would eat up to two pounds a day. He was in love with hot chocolate that had extra whipped cream. The way to his good side was through his heart. His sweet tooth was insane. He would put tons of sugar in his tea and wine.

Hitler Was a Chocoholic

He Couldn’t Drive

For someone with so much power, you would think that he would know how to drive! You would never see Hitler driving. He never went to take to take a driving test. Probably just figured that he would have others drive him around because he was so in charge.

He Couldn’t Drive

In Love with the Circus

Could he have been in love with the circus because he could relate to the freaks? We had to throw that joke out there. Hitler just took joy in the freaks and lowlifes putting their lives on the line just to please him. That’s some reason to appreciate something.

In Love with the Circus
Hitler’s life: Hitler speaks in the Circus Krone

He Loved Opera

Such a cultured type of music. You wouldn’t expect a man of evil to be so into opera. Someone close to him said that if Hitler would start to talk about Opera then no one would interrupt him (we wouldn’t interrupt him ordinarily). If any of the young Nazis that Hitler was recruiting could sing or play an instrument, they were approved right away.

He Loved Opera
(GERMANY OUT) Festakt in der Staatsoper Unter denLinden in Berlin: Blick in die Ehrenloge.Erste Reihe von rechts: Erich Raeder,Werner Freiherr von Fritsch, Adolf Hitler,August von Mackensen, Hermann Göring,Rudolf Hess, Joseph Goebbels (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

He Smelled….Bad

Hitler was opposed to deodorant, aftershave and just about all things that gave him a good scent. For some reason, he just didn’t want to smell good. We are not 100 percent sure but because he didn’t like people seeing him naked, chances are he didn’t bathe regularly either.

Germany Hitler Prison Records
FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo Adolf Hitler, leader of the National Socialists, emerges from the party’s Munich headquarters. Historical documents show Adolf Hitler enjoyed special treatment, including plentiful supplies of beer, during his time in Landsberg prison. (AP Photo/file)

Art School Reject

Hitler was an aspiring painter. He produced hundreds of works and sold them to make a living while he was in Vienna from 1908-1913. He applied to art school twice but was rejected both times. His mother was dying of breast cancer during this time, so it’s safe to assume that the art school rejections hit him pretty hard. Some even speculate that Hitler’s rejection from art college helped shape his character in later years.

Art School Reject