French(needs a site)

posted by .

I'm doing a french presentation, and I would like to add some fun/funny facts about the french but I can't seem to find a good site. Please help!

  • French(needs a site) -

    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Hopefully the following sites will help you:

    1. These are interesting facts, but not necessarily funny:
    From this site: http://www.digital-karma.org/culture/facts/funny-and-weird-facts-about-world-and-humans

    1. • Marie Currie, who twice won the Nobel Prize, and discovered radium, was not allowed to become a member of the prestigious French Academy because she was a woman.

    2. • The word 'denim' comes from 'de Nimes', Nimes being the town the fabric was originally produced.

    3. • Charles the Simple was the grandson of Charles the Bald, both were rulers of France.

    4. • Eau de Cologne was originally marketed as a way of protecting yourself against the plague.

    5. • The richest 10 per cent of the French people are approximately fifty times better off than the poorest 10 per cent.


    2. You have to go through all of them to find the ones about France and the French, as I did for you above:

    http://www.zilvan.com/funnyfacts/facts_about_sport.htm

    3. You have to go through these as well:

    (Broken Link Removed)

    There are websites all in French but not really suitable to use in a classroom atmosphere!

    Mme

  • French(needs a site) -

    Did you know that the theme park, Euro Disney, was initially a failure? When Disney changed many things in this park to appeal to Europeans, it began making money. One of the changes is that liquor is now served in Euro Disney. The name was also changed to Paris Disney because the euro is now the monetary unit of much of Europe. The Disney company didn't want the park to imply "Money Disney."

    The guillotine was invented as a humanitarian move to prevent the suffering of prisoners condemned to death.

    Many French people seriously resent a McDonald's restaurant on its beloved "main street," the Champs d'Elysee.

    The Louvre Museum in Paris is stretches about six city blocks in length and it's four stories tall. It was once a palace where people lived and worked.

  • French(needs a site) -

    The Palace of Versailles has 700 rooms.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. French study help

    Could anyone please give me some useful web site to learn and practise my french on?
  2. French sites: Pauline

    Chapter 2! Some sites for you to visit: 1. French Pen Pals 2. International Pen Friends/ Pen Pals 3. Comptines, chansons et poésies 4. The French Alphabet Pronounced 5. French Audio Dictionary - Introduction and Key to Abbreviations …
  3. French

    hello can someone please tell me the names of some free and good softwares about learning french that i can download from the internet?
  4. French

    What is a good site for learning how to speek french for free?
  5. french

    Where can i find the pronounciation of the french sounds, such as "on", "en", "au", "in"....etc. Is there a site that provides this?
  6. year7 french

    im learning about countries in french and i need to translate the countries written in french into english. i need to find what la nouvelle is i have looked on the site ms sue found but cant find it im not sure if it is new zealnd. …
  7. FRENCH... AGAIN

    Hey guys, I'm just wondering, how do you say fun facts in french?
  8. French for Jason

    It took me a while to find this one: http://french.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?
  9. french french from Anonymous to SraJMcGin

    could u please give me some french transition words along with their english meaning. like for example, for instance, moreover, but, nontheless, however etc Thanks
  10. french

    Hey, Can someone take a look at my french below, and let me know what corrections / changes I need to make please?

More Similar Questions