Did Pablo Picasso steal the Mona Lisa?-Flash of Culture™

Did Pablo Picasso steal the Mona Lisa?

It's Friday, so let's end the working week with another famous smile 😁 This time it's the most famous in the world, Mona Lisa's smile. Today's fun fact is a whopper, did you know that Pablo Picasso was jailed for the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in Paris in 1911? The young Picasso was later proven innocent and set free.

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France the birth place of cinema fun fact

Where did cinema all begin?

Did you ever wonder how film and movies all began? Who came up with the crazy idea to project moving images on to the wall?
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Were French Poodles hunting dogs?

Were French Poodles hunting dogs?

These days poodles 🐩are considered a pretty posh dog but did you know they were originally hunting dogs? And that fancy haircut that they're so famous for was actually a practical choice that made them better hunters. With the bottom half of their body shaved, the poodle was more buoyant and could swim more freely. The long mane and hair around the chest were left intact to keep their vital organs warm in the cold water, and owners also kept the hair around the joints to protect them from the cold and injury.⠀🐩🦴🇫🇷
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France is the cheese capital of the world

What country is the cheese capital of the world?

Did you know France has 400 different types of cheese and is considered the cheese capital of the world? 🇫🇷 🧀 I tried to think of a good pun for this post but everything that I came up with was too cheesy 🤣 ✌🏼
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The Eiffel Tower on New Year's Eve

Does the Eiffel Tower have fireworks on New Year's Eve?

Today's interest fun fact is about the iconic Eiffel Tower. Despite many tourists thinking that it does, the Eiffel Tower doesn't have fireworks for New Year's Eve, instead, it has a fantastic light show that takes place hourly.
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A Christmas Eve tradition in France

A Christmas Eve tradition in France

A fun Christmas Eve fun fact today... In France, children leave out their shoes in front of the fireplace, hoping Père Nöel will fill them with little presents, sweets, fruit and nuts. All the kids with big feet must love this tradition 👣
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