Impressive France Facts

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1. The majority of all emojis used in France (55%) are hearts.
2. Attempting to swim the Channel from France has been illegal for 19 years.
3. On Friday, Oct 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France raided the homes of the Knights Templar, which is thought to be how fear of the date began
4. In France, by law a bakery has to make all the bread it sells from scratch in order to have the right to be called a bakery.
5. King Francis I of France hung the Mona Lisa in his bathroom.
6. Stilts were invented by French shepherds who needed a way to get around in wet marshes.
7. French toast is thousands of years older than France.
8. The last official beheading by guillotine occurred in France in 1977.
9. The average French citizen eats 500 snails per year.
10. In France, a "bakery" is required by law to make all of the bread it sells from scratch in order to have the right to be called a bakery.
11. It was illegal to sell E.T. dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.
12. In 13th-century France, it was illegal to sew more than 50 silver buttons onto your clothes.
13. In France, a five year old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar.
14. There are towns in France where it is illegal to die.
15. The distress code 'Mayday' comes from the French for help me, M'Aide!
16. In France, pee was once used to cure strep throat by wrapping pee-soaked socks around the neck.
17. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person!
18. Alcohol costs 60% more in the UK than it does in France.
19. One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.
20. There is a small village named "Pussy" in France - People living in the village are called "Pussies".
21. A woman in France received a cell phone bill for $15 quadrillion ($15,000,000,000,000,000).
22. Kilts are not native to Scotland. They originated in France.
23. In France, you can marry a dead person.
24. Tour de France riders need to eat the equivalent of 27 cheeseburgers a day.
25. France passed a law making it illegal to read work email between 6 PM and 9 AM.

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