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2 good reasons to go skiing and eat meat: Hitler the vegetarian also was anti-skiing

I knew that Hitler disliked eating meat, but I wasn't aware he also was anti-skiing. "What pleasure can there be in prolonging the horrible winter artificially by staying in the mountains?" he once said to Albert Speer. "If I had my way I'd forbid these sports, with all the accidents people have doing them."

But if National Geographic is right, there is indeed a connection: The first people to ski downhill, it avers, likely were hunters running down deer.

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