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
The French government gives medals to citizens who have successfully raised several children with dignity
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.
There's a coffee shop in France, where not saying "Hello" or "Please" makes your coffee more expensive.
For 214 years, until 2012, it was illegal for women to wear trousers in Paris.
Beauty pageants for children are banned. They are punishable with up to 2 years in prison and €30,000 fine.
There are more people speaking French in Africa than in France.
96% of French High Schools have condom machines.
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.