What exactly is the Wilhelm Scream?

Answer It was a stock sound effect scream used over and over in many old movies. When you watch old movies they seem to use a lot of the same sound effects for a wolf or coyote howl or a hooting owl, or l... Read More »

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What is the origin of the name Wilhelm?

Wilhelm is a boy's name that is a variant of the Old German name William. The name means literally means “will helmet,” or “protection.” Similar-sounding names include Vilhelm, Wilhelmus an... Read More »

Who is Kaiser Wilhelm II?

Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), was the last kaiser, or emperor, of Germany. He became emperor in 1888 and incited the Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia that formally started World War I. He abdic... Read More »

Who was Kaiser Wilhelm?

Kaiser Wilhelm II, Germany's last kaiser, was the child of Frederick III and Victoria, who was the daughter of Queen Victoria. Born in 1859, he was known for his militant views. He played a key ro... Read More »

What did Wilhelm Roentgen discover?

According to NASA's Imagine the Universe website, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was the first scientist to discover X-rays. Roentgen received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 for his discovery, accordi... Read More »