07 February 2009
Stunningly Intricate: Curta Mechanical Calculator: "Probably the weirdest story of invention ever told:
Working on this device saved the life of its inventor, and could've put 'the ultimate computing weapon' into the hands of every Nazi army engineer... pretty much the stuff of nightmares.
'Herzstark was a prisoner at Buchenwald but the camp leaders were aware of his work and encouraged it. They apparently wanted to give the invention to the Fuehrer as a victory gift at the end of the war!"
By odd world