Posts Tagged “France”
FACT OF THE DAY: France wins the prize for the most visited country in the world. The country had 82.6 million visitors in 2017. No surprise either, Paris was the most visited city in the world.
FACT OF THE DAY: Where were you 221 years ago, on October 22, 1797? If you were anywhere near Paris, France, then you would have witnessed the first ever parachute jump. That feat goes to André-Jacques Garnerin, who on this day made the jump from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet up in the air.
FACT OF THE DAY: What and where is the Passage du Gois? It is a road in France that is only accessible twice a day. The road links the Island of Noirmoutier and the Gulf of Burnëf. Due to the rising tides, driving from one side to the other is limited to a few hours a day. The tides can submerge the roads as much as 13 ft under. The roads are not supervised but there are rescue towers along the way that offer stranded drivers safe refuge.
FACT OF THE DAY: The Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, was a gift from France that was given to the US in 1886. It serves as a symbol of liberty and independence and is known throughout the world.
Did you know that the statue has a full name? It is true. The full official name of the statue is “Liberty Enlightening the World”.
FACT OF THE DAY: Did you know, that French poodles are NOT from France? Though they are popular and common throughout the history of France, this breed of dog did not originate among the French.
So where do they come from? The come from Germany. Not only are poodles German, but they were also bred to be hunting dogs. It was believed that their water resistant coat made them the ideal duck hunting accomplice.