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Seven Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Tour De France

The Tour de France is considered by many to be the greatest sporting event in the world.  A bicycle race spread out over 20 days, the Tour is roughly the equivalent of running a marathon, every day, for nearly a month. RideLust recently published a list of things you probably didn't know about...

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France's Dominique Cottrez Infanticide Case Worst in History

France's Dominque Cottrez infanticide case worst in history of the country.  The forty five year old mother of two living daughter's has been convicted of "systematically killing her babies since 1988."  Cottrez hid 8 pregnancies and the bodies of her babies from her husband, Pierre Marie....

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Who Built the Eiffel Tower?

The Eiffel Tower is named after the very man who designed and built it: Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. He is considered one of France’s design, engineering and architectural geniuses. He attained the distinction of Legion d’Honneur in France for his work. Born on the 15th of December 1832 in Côte d’Or,...

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Albert Contador Comments He Dislikes Lance Armstrong

Albert Contador this years Tour De France Winner apparently doesnt like Lance Armstrong, nor does he have any respect for him. Which is kind of ironic because without Lance and his teammates I doubt Albert Contador would have advance as far as he did in the Tour De France. "Away from the spotlight...

Wall Street Cyclist Evelyn Stevens Wins Stage 4 of La Route De France

Wall Street Cyclist Evelyn Stevens Wins Stage 4 of La Route De France

American Cyclist and former Wall Street Worker Evelyn Stevens nabbed her first stage victory by pulling past Kim Anderson to win stage 4 of the La Route de France on Thursday. "Evelyn Stevens (New York, N.Y.) pulled off her first major European road stage race victory with a win in stage four...

10 Great Painters Who Were Mentally Disturbed

10 Great Painters Who Were Mentally Disturbed

When the dying tyrant Nero proclaimed on his death bed “Oh, what an artist that perishes in me!” his remarks reveal more than just the arrogance of history’s darkest man. They also reveal the almost immutable cultural connection between art and great suffering; between the artist and the sufferer....

U.S. And Israeli Spyware Linked to May 2012 Hack of French Presidential Office?

U.S. And Israeli Spyware Linked to May 2012 Hack of French Presidential Office?

French cyber-warfare security officials have linked a United States and Israeli spy software program to a May 2012 hack of French Presidential office. On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 l'Express magazine published reports that a computer virus similar to Flame, a program used by an U.S./Israeli team...

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French President Pledges Funds to Assist Haiti

Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France, arrived in Haiti to announce plans to assist in aid for the earthquake devastated country. This is the first Presidential visit in history since France colonized Haiti (then St. Domingue) from 1713 to 1787. Sarkozy pledged 230 million euros (the dollar...

15 Ridiculous, Yet Politically Correct Moments

15 Ridiculous, Yet Politically Correct Moments

Political Correctness: the Oxford American Dictionary defines it as "the avoidance... of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people." Okay, we can get behind that. But what does it actually mean in reality?

Marie-France Pisier Found Dead in Swimming Pool on Sunday

Marie-France Pisier Found Dead in Swimming Pool on Sunday

Acclaimed French actress Marie-France Pisier was found dead in a swimming pool on Sunday, April 24, 2011. The sixty six year old star of 1978's The Other Side Of Midnight was discovered at the Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer villa she shared with her husband, Thierry funk Bretano during the early hours of...