TIL of the Sausage Duel. Otto Von Bismarck challenged his political nemesis (and pioneer of social medicine) Rudolf Virchow to a duel, allowing him to choose weapons. Rudolf decided upon sausages. One sauage would be safe, the other infected with parasitic larvae. Otto recinded the challenge.

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It was the best of duels, it was the wurst of duels.


But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the sausage in front of me.


Rudolf had spent the last several years building up an immunity to parasitic larvae.


What kinda sick fuck even thinks of something like that


TIL sausage duels weren’t invented on Reddit