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What Is A French Kiss And Where Did It Come From?

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The urban legend is that servicemen in France during World War I were struck by the more passionate way French women kissed. On their return home they introduced “French kissing” to their home countries.   What is a French kiss? Basically a French kiss is open-mouth with tongues intertwining and the tongue of one person is manipulated by the tongue of the other. First known as the maraichanage, it was practised by the Maraichins, inhabitants of Brittany, France and it dates back to the early 1900’s. The “French kiss” promotes   the idea that the French  are sexually liberated and...

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French wine farmers use candles to save crops from frost damage.

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As France experiences an unexpected cold snap, farmers are scrambling to save their crops and are being forced to come up with inventive solutions to the deadly frost. Late frosts throughout France are feared to have caused damage to vineyards, orchards and crops with producers trying to counter the sudden drop in temperatures with a wide range of protections including candles, water sprays and even helicopters.   One farmer has been spraying his apple orchard with water to protect it from frost damage. "It's simple: The water produces this gel the moment it freezes. And this frees up calories, which...

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