Sunday, 3 May 2015

Well I Never Knew That!

It's a cold and wet day so have been keeping myself occupied with my best friend Google.

The French are an odd lot and these mad facts about France only helps confirm their quirkiness in my book.

Potatoes were illegal in France from 1748 and 1772

Banned Potatoes

The French government gives medals to citizens who have successfully raised several children with dignity

Medailles de La Famille Francaise

During WWII, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler would have to climb all the steps if he wanted to reach the top.

Hitler Eiffel Tower

There's a coffee shop in France, where not saying "Hello" or "Please" makes your coffee more expensive.

Expensive Coffee

For 214 years, until 2012, it was illegal for women to wear trousers in Paris.

Illegal Trousers Paris

Beauty pageants for children are banned. They are punishable with up to 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine.

Banned Beauty Pageants

There are more people speaking French in Africa than in France.

French Africa

96% of French High Schools have condom machines.

Condom Machine French Schools

Crayola is a French word that means "oily chalk".


The croissant was actually invented in Austria.


If you cross your drink with someone when toasting, it will bring you 7 years of bad sex.


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