Impressive France Facts

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

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