The French Marquise de Créquy wrote in her book "Souvenirs", that the song ''Grand Dieu Sauve Le Roi'', was written by Jean-Baptiste Lully. According to the Marquise de Créquy, Lully created the song to celebrate the success of an operation to remove an anal fistula from the French king Louis XIV.
You've probably already used the human verification system reCAPTCHA which helps fight against spam, retyping two words written in a contact form. But did you know that this system allows a clever way to digitize thousands of paper books through your own contribution? Indeed, the two words you type, only one is known and verified.
Beatles songs do not belong to the living Beatles. (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr). Neither to the families (John Lennon and George Harrison) for that matter, because Michael Jackson bought the copyrights for the music in 1985. He acquired the rights for a paltry $45 million, to the chagrin of Paul McCartney. The catalog is presently valued at more than a billion dollars.
In Seine-et-Marne the city of Emerainville is noted for its originality in street names, In fact, primary school students are charged with choosing the names. For this reason, you might find yourself strolling down Singing Toad Street, wandering on Green Rabbit Street or even browsing the shops on Pink Crocodile.
The flag of the United Kingdom, also known as the Union Jack, symbolizes 3 of the 4 countries of which it is composed: Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. In fact, it is composed of a juxtaposition of the flags of Scotland, England, and St Patrick’s Cross, the patron saint of Ireland.
The American President George W. Bush will long be remembered for his public goofs. One must note that his father, George H. W. Bush, was a notable role model: on January 8th 1992, while on a presidential tour of Japan, vomited on the Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi before fainting at an official dinner.