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The colors red and white symbolize the Hanseatic tradition of the city
of Frankfurt (Oder) and the colours of country Brandenburg. The red cock
is from the coat of arms of the city of Frankfurt (Oder). The paddle stands
for the aquatic sports on the river Oder.
Nice to know that Frankfurt (Oder) and France have the same logo - the cockerel - kukelekuuuu!
Jens Pattke, 15 Apr 2004
There was a time when kidding with gallus was not permitted.
In 1875, the chemist Lecoq de Boisbaudran called "gallium" the chemical
element he had found (Ga, #31, today's very popular for its arseniure)
both as a tribute to his name (coq) and France. In 1885, Winkler
found #32 and called it germanium (Ge, #32). And there is also an
element called hahnium (Ha, #105, half-life c. 1 second, not even
the time to sing cocorico), discovered in 1970 and named after Otto
Ivan Sache, 16 Apr 2004