Louis XIX was the king of France for just 20 minutes. After his father Charles X abdicated, Louis XIX ascended to the throne in July 1830 and abdicated in his nephew’s favor 20 minutes later. It was the shortest reign ever.
Les carottes sont cuites! - (literal translation – the carrots are cooked) ?????? It means nothing can be done to change the situation. During the WWII, the phrase was used on the radio as a secret code to announce military operations on occupied territories ?
Ready to learn some new facts about the Eiffel Tower? ?
✅Eiffel Tower is 324 meters tall and weighs 7,300 tons ? ✅It was initially designed for 1889 Exposition Universelle to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution ? ✅French artists petitioned against the construction. Guy de Maupassant deliberately had lunches in the tower’s restaurant every day because it was the only place where the Eiffel Tower wasn’t visible ? ✅Upon Nazi occupation, the tower’s lift cables were damaged by the French and repaired only in 1945. German soldiers climbed the tower to hoist a swastika-centered flag, but the flag was so large it was blown away an hour later. During the withdrawal, Hitler ordered Dietrich von Choltitz to destroy the Eiffel Tower, but Choltitz disobeyed ? ✅Every seven years, painters apply 60 tons of paint to protect the Eiffel Tower from rusting ?
Famous Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s Duet ?️?️?️
✅ Serge Gainsbourg wrote the famous song "Je t’aime…moi non plus" for his ex-girlfriend Brigitte Bardot. They recorded the song in 1967 but never released it. ✅ In 1969, Jane Birkin agreed to record it only because she was jealous and couldn’t stand a thought of Serge Gainsbourg singing with someone else. ?✅ Due to its overly sexual content, the song was denounced by the Vatican. It was also banned in Spain, the UK, Portugal, Brazil, Sweden, and Italy ???
L’esprit d’escalier – that irritating feeling you have, when you finally come up with a cool witty comment or reply, but the moment's passed, and now it’s too late ? Have you ever had l’esprit d’escalier? ?