Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fun Facts About France

The departure day it swiftly approaching. So to prepare myself I've been learning about many things about France.

Here's a list of a few things I've discovered:

*there are more pets in France than there are children

*women were not allowed to vote in France until 1944

*cave paintings in Lascaux are estimated to be over 15,000 years old

*cotton candy is called barbe a papa "dad's beard"

* it's rude to put your hands in your lap during a meal, French (and it seems Europeans in general) find this really strange

* there are over 500 varieties of cheese made in France

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