BAVARIAN SATIRICAL HUMOR
The Nuremberg (educational) Funnel

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The educational
Nurnberger Funnel
was 'invented'
in 1647
by the politician,
educator
and poet
Georg Philipp Harsdorffer
(1607-58)
and improved
by a number of
his fellow countrymen
throughout
the following century.
It could be used
successfully
on people
of any age group
from kindergarten
and up,
wholly regardless of
their previous
learning and
their stature in life,
as shown by
these old postcards.

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First dumb and stupid
now clever as Goethe,
that is all made right
by the Funnel's might

  The Nurnberger Funnel
was once a great honor!
But today people are shrewder,
so they use it no longer.
   
 

Whomever God will show a real favor
He sends to Nurnberg.
Why? The Funnel will show you! ---
Nurnberger Funnel makes people smarter,
the head lighter.
Nurnberg. Germany's Little Treasure Castle.