Despite having a population of only 104 in 2005, the village has become famous for its unusual place name in the English-speaking world. Its road signs are a popular visitor attraction, and they were often stolen by souvenir-hunting tourists until 2005, when the signs were modified to be theft-resistant.
It is believed that the settlement was founded in the 6th century by Focko, a Bavarian nobleman. The existence of the village was documented for the first time in 1070, and historical records show that some twenty years later, the lord was Adalpertus de Fucingin. The spelling of the name has evolved over the years; it is first recorded in historical sources with the spelling as Vucchingen in 1070, Fukching in 1303,Fugkhing in 1532, and in the modern spelling Fucking in the 18th century, which is pronounced with the vowel oo as in book. The ending -ing is an old Germanic suffix indicating the people belonging to the root word to which it is attached, thus Fucking means "(place of) Focko's people."
On 1 September 1858, SS Austria captained by F. A. Heydtmann sailed from Hamburg on her third voyage to New York City. At approximately 12:00, on 13 September, at coordinates 45°01′N41°30′W / 45.017°N 41.500°W / 45.017; -41.500, a decision was made to fumigatesteerage by dipping a red-hot chain into a bucket of tar; the chain became too hot for the boatswain to hold, and it was dropped onto the deck, which immediately burst into flames; although the ship was traveling at only half speed it was impossible to stop the engines as the engine crew had become asphyxiated. When the helmsman abandoned the wheel, the ship swung into the wind, spreading the flames down the length of the ship, racing through the mahogany veneer and varnished bulkheads, as passengers jumped into the sea. The passing barque, Maurice of France rescued most of the survivors, and the Catarina of Norway picked up more the next morning. As the blackened hulk was left to sink, all but 65 of 538 passengers were lost.
SPACE EXPLORATION ...INT'L COOPERATION ... In the mission, named Tianwen-1, China has cooperated with international space organizations like the European Space Agency and the national space agencies of Argentina, France and Austria in the fields of monitoring support, payload carrying and scientific research.
Umit Vural, head of the Islamic ReligiousCommunity of Austria, described the map as a “massive security threat” to Muslims, while the Muslim Youth Austria organization said several Muslims had already been attacked and a mosque has been defaced since that map went online in late May.
Native to the Rhine River wine region of Germany, delicious variations of the wine are now found from Austria to Australia, where wines from the Eden and Claire Valleys are stellar ... “Terrafactum” Kamptal, Austria 2019. It is a wine that is certified as both organic and vegan.
Frosty conditions in orchards in many countries this year have led to a slower start to many stone fruit productions across the globe, with Spain and Italy being particularly hard hit ...The Netherlands ... The Spanish stone fruit season is starting to get underway ... Apricots are destined for Germany and Austria, primarily in the form of organic products.
The harvesting of the first apricots has started on the Sibari Plain in Calabria despite the adverse weather characterized by frost in early April, which has not supported the production and commercialization of the early products ... Op Agricor is exporting apricots to Germany and Austria, mainly of the organic type ... For further information ... ....