olympics
Paris Wants Breakdancing in the 2024 Olympics

The Paris 2024 organising committee has added "breakdancing" to the bottom of a list of sports it's planning to do and is hoping no one notices, declaring its intention to add the athletic dancing format to the Olympics-after-next. Read More >>

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That Photo ‘Debunking’ the Paris Protest Fires is Actually Bullshit

Did you see the tweets supposedly “debunking” the huge fires that were burning during the protests in Paris? In reality, the “debunkers” are bullshit. The photos weren’t merely taken from different perspectives—they were taken on completely different days on completely different streets. Read More >>

urban exploration
French Teenagers Found Alive After Three Days Lost Underground

A pair of French teenagers aged 16 and 17 have been found after a three-day ordeal lost under the streets of Paris. The pair were exploring the ancient burial area that houses the remains of as many as six million people. Read More >>

disneyland
Happy Birthday! We’re Going To Disneyland

Today is the 25th birthday of Disneyland Paris, and we're indulging our childhood wishes with a nostalgic trip to the theme park of our dreams. Read More >>

environment
The Paris Climate Agreement Could Save Commercial Fishing 

Saving seaside towns isn’t the only business benefit of fighting climate change. Scientists think that adhering to the Paris Agreement could be crucial to the success of the commercial fishing industry. Read More >>

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Communists Oppose Naming a French Street for Steve Jobs, Suggest Ada Lovelace Instead

France has a surprisingly large number of streets named after Americans. There are streets named for Thomas Edison, George Gershwin, and Ben Franklin. But recent plans to name a street after Steve Jobs has encountered some resistance. Specifically, resistance from French Communists. Read More >>

crime
What Could Kim Kardashian’s Robbers Learn From Her Social Media Posts?

Kim Kardashian was “bound and gagged” in a Paris hotel on Sunday evening while being held at gunpoint by five armed men dressed as policemen. While the hotel in which she was staying is known for its discretion when hosting celebrities, one has to wonder exactly how the thieves tracked down Kardashian’s exact location. The Kardashians have publicly expressed anxiety that Snapchat could be revealing their locations in the past. Read More >>

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Idiots Climb the Eiffel Tower for Shits and Giggles

The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and one of the most heavily-guarded structures in Paris. For a fee you can hang out inside of it, but its upper reaches are not legally accessible to the public. So three Russian daredevils decided to scale it anyway, without safety equipment, while being filmed by a drone. Go big or go home, as they say. Read More >>

environment
Climate Change Directly Affected the Flooding in Paris

Last week’s flooding in France saw rivers reach their highest levels in 50 years, forcing the Louvre to move its art away from rising waters. After the floods caused 18 deaths and nearly one billion Euros in damage, French President Francois Hollande made a statement urging his country to take stronger action against climate change. Now a group of researchers have scientific evidence to back up Hollande’s plea, and have issued a report stating that human-caused climate change played an “important role” in France’s historic deluge. Read More >>

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This Upside Down Video of the Paris Flood Makes It Seem Like You’re Underwater

When you throw a GoPro on a fishing rod, throw it in the flooded Seine in Paris, and then flip that footage upside down, you better be prepared for some interesting shots of the City of Light. Some of it is really cool, what you think is the real world gets all bendy and warped. Other parts can get a little bit dull, since it’s just dirty brown water covering your view. Read More >>

art
The Louvre is Moving Art Due to Historic Flooding in Paris

Over the last few days heavy flooding across France, Austria, and Germany has resulted in some scary photos, including surreal images of the Seine spilling over its banks in Paris. The river is getting a little too close for comfort for the Louvre, which is relocating some of its art. Read More >>

cars
Paris Is Now Banning All Pre-1997 Cars

Paris has tried just about everything to combat its terrible smog problem. The city has launched attempts to take half the cars off its road, introduce regular car-free days, and close famous streets to vehicular traffic—but Paris still has some of the worst pollution in Europe. Now a much bigger idea is going into effect: Kicking the oldest cars out of the city. Read More >>

architecture
An Artist Has Made the Louvre’s Pyramid Disappear

Now you see it, now you don’t. Street artist JR’s latest work has seen him shroud the large pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris with material that, at a glance, makes it look like the structure has disappeared altogether. Read More >>

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Police Stage Major Raid of Google’s Paris Offices Amid Tax Fraud Allegations

Google’s offices in Paris have been raided by the police over investigations relating to tax fraud. Read More >>

streaming
Teen Dies by Suicide While Livestreaming on Periscope

A 19-year-old woman in Arpajon, France threw herself in front of a commuter train and died yesterday while livestreaming on Periscope. Officials in France are now investigating the incident. Read More >>