80 Incroyable Facts About the French and France You’ll Be Surprised to Know

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There are more people speaking French in Africa than in France


77. A woman in France received a rather substantial phone bill of 11,721,000,000,000,000€ (6,000 times the GDP of France itself). The phone company suggested she pay it off in multiple installments and only admitted their error after further pressing.


78. France gives medals to citizens who have successfully raised several children with dignity.


79. The Man in the Iron Mask existed. He stayed in the mask for 34 years leading to much speculation about his identity and why the king of France would want his face hidden and why he was kept alive instead of executed.


80. The German Empire in its 47 years of existence, won more Nobel Prizes in science than Britain, France, Russia and the USA combined.

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