It was recently reported that the real life inspiration for Seinfeld’s “Soup Nazi”, would be returning the New York eatery that made him famous. Interestingly, this real life authoritarian chef also kicked the Seinfeld cast out of his restaurant when they tried to visit years ago. Though perhaps “Soup Nazi” is too harsh a term, many real life ex-Nazi and other criminals have moved to the United States to start businesses under assumed names. Thankfully, many of them have been caught. Ten examples are listed below:
1. One of Hitler’s top advisors tried to move to New York in the 1970’s to start a disco club. However, the bouncers working at the club, called “The Fuhrer”, leaked to the press that their boss was really a “Nazi”. The club closed only a couple months after it was open.
2. Many customers don’t know that the GEICO insurance company, which runs annoying ads featuring a reptile with a British accent, was started by one of Al Capone’s henchmen in the 1950’s as a way to get the mob involved in the insurance industry. GEICO remains the only insurance company that pays for damage caused by car bombs.
3. Though he is currently behind bars, swindler Bernie Madoff has been rumored to be running a newly formed mortgage giant, “Bernie Mae”, which mysteriously has about $40 billion in assets even though they haven’t begun accepting new clients yet.
4. Rod Blagoveich, disgraced Chicago major, has started a public relations firm which helps people who have been having “bad hair days” their entire life.
5. One of the members of “Hitler’s Youth”, who was 12 at the time of World War 2, ran one of the largest Boy Scouts groups in California for decades. Until someone noticed that the “Third Reich History” merit badge wasn’t official and discovered the man’s true past.
6. It is rumored that former Spainish dictator, Francisco Franco, did not die in the 1970’s as believed, but that he relocated to the states were founded in the shoe giant “Foot Locker”, and ran the company before he passed away in 1992.
7. The famous airplane hijacker, D. B. Cooper, who escaped with ransomed money by jumping out on airplane, is believed to have then invested that money and help found Apple Computers in the 1980s. Many fans of the computer giant have noted that Steve Jobs each year jumps out of an airplane to recreate D. B. Cooper’s famous plunge.
8. Though wanted for the worst terrorist attack in the United States history, rumors abound that Osama Bin Laden changed his name and started a pizza chain in New Jersey.
9. A man believed to have been an ex-Nazi started a chain of motels called “Motherland Rooms” which features pictures of Adolf Hitler in the bathroom and has a special “Furher’s buffet” every Tuesday at noon. Before the FBI could question him, he vanished.
10. The inventer of the “Eggo Waffles”, a quiet man who lived for decades in Omaha Nebraska, was discovered to have been behind over a dozen local bank heists. Proving the age old adage that necessity is the mother of invention, he said he invented the frozen breakfast item so that he could eat waffles raw in his car when he was on the run.
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