Fun Paris Facts
1. Paris has more dogs than people.
2. Until January 2013, it was illegal for women in Paris to wear trousers.
3. The Roman name for Paris was Lutetia, which translates into English as 'Slough'.
4. Paris Hilton once rescued an Oompa Loompa after people rushed onto the stage where he was dancing and cut his leg badly.
5. A Parisian street mime was so committed, that he actually got stuck in his imaginary box and died of starvation.
6. In 2013, Paris Hilton had 35 pets.
7. The Paris Exhibition of 1855 had a life-sized picture of Queen Victoria made of hair.
8. From 1798 until 2012, it was technically illegal for women to wear pants in Paris, France.
9. There are more dogs than children in Paris.
10. Unhappy people are often consumed by peer comparison.
11. Édouard Manet’s cat was eaten during the Siege of Paris in 1870.
12. People generally read 25% slower on a computer screen in comparison with a printed page, according to a study.
13. In 1450 a large pack of wolves killed 40 people in the middle of Paris.
14. There is only one stop sign in the whole of Paris.
15. Before her reality TV days, Kim Kardashian ran a closet-organizing service through eBay. Paris Hilton was one of her first clients.
16. There are more dogs than children in the city of Paris.
17. Due to a computer error in 1989 41,000 Parisians received letters charging them with murder, extortion and prostitution instead of traffic offences.
18. The Monalisa, now hanging in the Louvre museum in Paris, is valued today at $100,000,000.
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