10 choses que je ne savais pas la semaine dernière #309

1. Le dernier clip de Arcade Fire est un hommage aux fun facts que je ne pouvais pas ignorer.

2. Les poupées gonflables ont été inventées par les marins hollandais au 17e siècle, à l’époque on les appelait dames de voyage.

3. La honte prométhéenne : ressentir la faiblesse de la condition humaine comparée à la puissance de la machine et de la technique. Merci Paul

4. BB crèmeblemish balm, blemish base, beblesh balm. CC Crème = color correcting. DD crèmeDynamic Do-All.

5. Thursday descend du Dieu Thor (Jupiter chez les Romains).

6. Les voitures de gendarmerie n’ont plus le même bleu, pour des raisons de coût.

7. Le président de la République française est également chanoine, depuis Henri IV.

8. Poser le pain à l’envers porte malheur depuis que les boulangers usèrent de cette technique pour réserver une miche aux bourreaux les jours d’exécution. Merci Eric.

9. Les cagots. Les CAGOTS.

10. La différence entre uzbeks et kazaks. Merci Etienne

10 things I didn’t know last week #172

1. UPS Has A “Circle Of Honor” For Drivers Who Go 25 Years Without An Accident.

2. Water carafes in Parisians cafés used to be called Château Chirac.

3. Facing difficult settlements, Famous banker JP Morgan – the Monopoly guy – brought both parties on his boat and pledged not bringing them back to shore until a deal would be made.

4. Kenneth Brannagh directed Thor.

5. One direction made 700 millions dollars in revenue in 2013.

6. Berluti are shined during moonlight. Thanks Patrice

« First, you wash the shoes. Then you must expose them to the rising moon, in the first quarter of the lunar cycle. The moonlight penetrates to the heart of the leather, et voila! »

7. The great innovation story of Pilates founder: Joseph Pilates.

At the outbreak of World War I, Joe was interned as an « enemy alien » with other German nationals. During his internment, Joe refined his ideas and trained other internees in his system of exercise. He rigged springs to hospital beds, enabling bedridden patients to exercise against resistance, an innovation that led to his later equipment designs. An influenza epidemic struck England in 1918, killing thousands of people, but not a single one of Joe’s trainees died. This, he claimed, testified to the effectiveness of his system.

8. Internet Data Company Alexa was named after the Library of Alexandria. Thanks Olivier

9. Why sportwagons are called breaks in France? It comes from horses.

508-RXH.4

10. How the Fosbury flop works: