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WizardofAus
141273.  Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:04 pm Reply with quote

Bono got a kicking from Mark Steel on Room 101 the other day. Couldn't happen to a more worthy chap.

Bono doesnt live near my house. I won't allow that. Hunting with dogs is still legal.............

 
jblackley
143448.  Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:38 pm Reply with quote

Someday, if I'm very good (or very bad), I'll have the wherewithal to live the rest of my life in the Luberon valley.

Contributions gratefully accepted.

 
Rudolph Hucker
143458.  Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:21 pm Reply with quote

Make Bono/Geldof/Red nose day,
history

 
Cal
143833.  Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:47 pm Reply with quote

CaptTimmy wrote:
not to mention Bono has a summer home in Southern France.


I've got a holiday home in Brittanny (got to get my Fiance's parents to move out first).

Serious though, for the last 6 years I've been going to France & love it. It's so relaxed, food is great & the education is much bettr. When we have kids, we've decided that we'll move to France for our children to have a decent education (this coming from a Teacher - my Fiance & a Student Teacher - me!!!!).

 
samivel
144359.  Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:26 pm Reply with quote

Cal wrote:
[Serious though, for the last 6 years I've been going to France & love it. It's so relaxed, food is great & the education is much bettr. When we have kids, we've decided that we'll move to France for our children to have a decent education (this coming from a Teacher - my Fiance & a Student Teacher - me!!!!).



Have you seen post 142070?

 
BondiTram
144814.  Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:37 pm Reply with quote

samivel wrote:
Have you seen post 142070?


I wonder if that 'Millionaire' episode came out of the same stable as this one though.

www.hoax-slayer.com/elephant-moon-quiz-question.shtml

My wife told me that Ken Bruce had highlighted it during the week, but, as I had my doubts I googled it and found out about BSNews.org (the clue is in the name). As soon as I saw the picture I knew it was a hoax, I recognised the face but have never seen the American show. The woman had really won £32,000 on Tarrant's programme. I wonder if she should/could sue, she certainly looks ridiculous for those who take it seriously.

 
Jenny
274605.  Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:18 pm Reply with quote

http://french.about.com/library/bl-whatisfrench.htm

 
JumpingJack
274657.  Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:26 pm Reply with quote

Thank you, Jenny. Excellent.

 
Davini994
432518.  Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:22 pm Reply with quote

The greatest 24-hour precipitation total ever recorded on earth (73.6 in) was in France.

More specifically, in Réunion, an island in the Indian ocean which is one of 26 regions of France, as an overseas department.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union

 
ChristopherRobin
588087.  Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:23 am Reply with quote

The Chinese term for a French person is 法国人 (Fǎguórén). Although it literally means “law country person”, it must be noted that the source of the name is primarily phonetic. The Chinese word for “law” () merely stands for the /f/ sound in the the name “France”.

 
Barry McStay
613332.  Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:34 am Reply with quote

On this week's episode of BBC Radio 4's Just A Minute, Graham Norton is awarded a challenge of deviation against Gyles Brandreth on the grounds that the Tour Montparnasse is the tallest structure in Paris, not the Eiffel Tower. A woman in the audience backs him up. This prompted me to do a bit of a Google search. The Eiffel Tower most certainly IS the tallest structure in Paris, by quite a long way too: 324m tall, compared to the Tour Montparnasse's 210m. The Tour Montparnasse is however the tallest BUILDING in Paris. This will remain the case until the completion of several new projects in the La Defense region of Paris, where many of the city's tallest skyscrapers are. There are at least 6 buildings which will exceed the Tour Montparnasse's size, which include the Hermitage Plaza Buildings 1 and 2 (due to begin construction in 2010 and finished by 2014). These are both set to be 323m tall - 1 metre shorter than the Eiffel Tower. I can only suspect (without the QI-Elves behind me to ring the architect, Paris planning council etc.) that this is a deliberate decision so as to maintain the iconic tower's status as the tallest structure in the city. Thus, the trivia question will retain the same answer!

 
Zebra57
827679.  Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:22 am Reply with quote

On March 31st 2011 following a referendum in 2009, the island of Mayotte became an Overseas Department of France. Its ownership is still disputed by the Comoros.

 
Ian Dunn
847238.  Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:11 pm Reply with quote

The basement of the Bibliothèque National, known as "L'Enfer" (Hell), is home to possibly the world's largest collection of pornography.

Source: Sabotage Times

 
14-11-2014
1184019.  Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:12 am Reply with quote

If you are able to walk, then you can walk from France to the Netherlands. Go to Saint Martin, the Friendly Island, and walk from Saint-Martin to Sint Maarten.

 
Bondee
1184026.  Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:50 am Reply with quote

If you're able to walk, you could walk along the coast from Dunkirk.

 

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