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10 facts tagged with France Facts
More people in Africa speak French than in France itself.
France’s King Louis XIV was offered biological weapons by an Italian chemist. He not only refused, but also paid the chemist an annual salary to never reveal the technology to anyone else.
There's a café in France which charges €7 for a coffee to rude customers and €1.40 to people who talk politely to staff.
In 1918, after the treaty of Versailles (end of WWI), the French Commander-in-chief said "This is not a peace. It is an Armistice for 20 years." 20 years and 65 days later, WWII happened.
In 1846, a 14 year old French peasant girl named Angelique Cottin was found to possess extraordinary electrical power. With a gentle touch she could knock over heavy pieces of furniture and even shock people near her.
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.
France's capital Paris means "the working people".
In France, there's a place called Y.