Things We Saw Today: French President Emmanuel Macron Admits That Trump Handshake Was Purposefully Aggressive
Donald Trump is known for his weird, ego-boosting, overly-aggressive handshakes but he may have met his match with French President Emmanuel Macron.Read More
There's still a lot we don't know about the attacks that occurred in the city of Paris, France—claiming the lives of over a hundred people and wounding many others. For those of us watching from a distance and wishing there was something we could do, there are ways to help by contributing to relief efforts.Read More
Grab your barf bags for this one, folks. A French journalist covering Comic Con's event in France groped a cosplayer on live television.Read More
And no, not in the way that you're thinking.
Love can move mountains, but it's not great for infrastructure: a world-famous bridge in Paris was evacuated this weekend after it partially collapsed under the weight of romantic tokens, so don't sweat your solitude! At least loneliness can't destroy landmarks (I think).Read More
Things We Saw Today
I could watch this all day.
Today in really awesome things, photographers Romain Alary and Antoine Levi create amazing works of visual art by setting up a camera obscura to pick up outdoor scenes and project them upside-down in empty indoor spaces. This video depicts a Parisian apartment, and it's basically the prettiest thing to come out of France since Marion Cotillard started an international career.Read More
Back in 2009, Google blew some minds by showing off Liquid Galaxy and displaying Google Earth on an impressive 8-screen conglomeration. Of course, now it's 2011, so what does that mean? It means a 48-screen display. Yeah. As if that weren't enough, they're going to be taking the tech open source, so all you crazy 64-screen-owning lunatics can try your hand at one-upping the record, if you're into that sort of thing.Read More
At first I was skeptical about this seemingly unbelievable story because I heard about it in The Sun, but it's being widely reported upon by the French media: A group of thieves known as the "gang à l'aspirateur," or "vacuum gang," have figured out a devious way to rob French supermarkets -- specifically, Monoprix supermarkets -- using just a drill and a powerful vacuum cleaner. On Monday, they robbed one Monoprix near Paris to the tune of 70,000 Euros, bringing their total number of robberies up to fifteen since 2006.Read More
Ruth Flowers, a 68-year-old grandmother, has developed a following in the Paris nightclub scene for her electro DJing skills, Reuters reports. Flowers first got into it all when she went to a disco after her grandson's birthday party; from then, she was hooked, picking up training from French producer Aurelien Simon along the way and growing into a legitimate, respected force along the way. Her first single is scheduled for release in the spring.
Even though some have said it all seems like a joke -- and yes, part of the act's appeal comes from its novelty -- the proof is in the pudding. We think she's actually really good. Video after the jump:Read More