OUCH

Student Offering Free Kisses Gets Painful Rejection

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A French student holding a sign that reads "Free Kisses" gets more than he bargained for.

SPORTS WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT

Watch This French Pole Vaulter Freak Out Over A Red Flag (Whatever That Means)

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The 2013 European Indoor Athletics Championships were held over the weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden, finally answering my nagging question of “What the hell else do Olympic athletes compete in.

YOU GOT SERVED

This Six-Year-Old Girl Destroying At A Breakdancing Battle Is Just What The World Needs

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A little girl dubbed "Dora the Destroyer" by YouTube has saved all the rec centers at a breakdancing battle.

#ART

Artist Hubert Duprat Uses Insects To Weave Little Gold And Jewel Houses

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French artist Hubert Duprat has made many types of sculptures over the past few decades, but our favorite is his "collaborations" with caddisfly larvae.

TIGNES

Catch You On The Flipside: Stunt Driver Makes The First Successful Car Backflip

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Guerlain Chicherit performed the first successful 360-degree backflip in a car. Well, the first intentional car backflip anyway.

WTF

French Guy Forced To Drive 125 MPH For An Hour By His Car Survives, Lives To Eat More Croissants

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This is just like "Speed" but without the bombs and Keanu Reeves. And a (presumably) croissant-loving French guy.

VLADIMIR PUTIN

Gerard Depardieu Greeted as Local Hero in Russia, Offered Free Apartment

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You may remember, Gerard Depardieu has been <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/12/more-like-gerard-depardoesnt-pay-his-taxes" target="_blank">publicly feuding</a> with the French government over their recently-introduced 75 percent tax on millionaires.

TEAM USA

Move Over, Melissa Tancredi: Nicolas Batum Just Stole The Show

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While people want to turn video of <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/melissa-tancredi-the-2012-summer-olympics-gold-medalist-in-poor-sportsmanship">Melissa Tancredi stepping on Carli Lloyd’s head</a> into the next Zapruder film, I think the majority of us can agree that Argentina’s Facundo Campazzo <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/carmelo-anthony-usa-argentina-groin-punch-video">blatantly hitting Carmelo Anthony in the nuts</a> was one of the lowest points of Olympic competition.

TONY PARKER

Tony Parker Was Involved In The Chris Brown And Drake 'Bottlegate'

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Details are still trickling in regarding <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2012/06/yet-another-vert-important-chris-brown-v-drake-update/">last week’s random night club brawl between the posses of Chris Brown and Drake</a>, but what we do know so far is that Brown and his people have already been to the police and told a tale that makes everything sound like it’s all Drake’s fault.

UKRAINE

Soccer Fan Sets Fire To Ukraine

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Euro 2012's got all the hottest dance moves.

#Comics

France Knows How To Promote 'Beasts Of Burden'

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Beasts of Burden started out as an Eisner-winning short story “Stray” in The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings.

#Jay Z

Just When You Thought Gwyneth Paltrow Couldn't Possibly Be Any More Ridiculous…

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Last weekend, <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tag/gwyneth-paltrow/">9/11 hero/white affluence performance artist</a> Gwyneth Paltrow <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2008/sep/26/celebrity">nourished her inner aspect</a> by taking in a Kanye West and Jay-Z Watch The Throne concert in Paris, France.

The Internet

People Hate French Films So Much They Don't Even Want to Steal Them

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/3410470754_f7c5a4fb68.jpg"></a>Gaumont is a major player in the French film industry, which means.

SACHA TREILLE

Here's The Nastiest Hockey Hit You'll See This Week

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On Friday, the 76th annual IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship got underway in Finland and Sweden, and the U.

#Jay Z

‘Ni**As In Paris’ Is In A French Political Ad, Proving Their Elections Are Cooler Than Ours

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Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Ni**as in Paris” has inspired <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/02/nias-in-midnight-in-paris-2/">at least</a> two <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/02/owen-wilson-balls-so-hard-in-nias-in-midnight-in-paris/">different</a> Owen Wilson Midnight in Paris mashups, a <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2012/03/kanye-west-video-game-zone/">video game</a>, an “LOL wut.

URANUS

Uranus Puts On A Light Show In Breakthrough Photographs

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Researchers in France have captured the first photographs of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(astronomy)">auroras</a> on Uranus.

The Internet

French Anti-Piracy Laws Can't Save Music Sales

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/shutterstock_69372664-300x165.jpg"></a>France hates the Internet, <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2012/03/france-blames-internet-for-horrible-tragedy/">something we've firmly established in the past</a>.

tragedy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy Blames Internet For Horrible Tragedy

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/shutterstock_69372664.jpg"></a>First of all, our sympathies and thoughts are with the victims of Mohamed Merah, <a href="gaming, kickstarter, video games, indie games">a gunman who killed seven people before being killed himself</a> by a French SWAT team.

#ART

A Look Back On The Iconic Art Of Jean "Moebius" Giraud

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Just a week after the awful news that we've lost <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2012/03/25-beautiful-paintings-from-ralph-mcquarrie">Ralph McQuarrie</a>, we're sad to report <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Giraud" target="_blank">Jean Giraud</a>, AKA Moebius, has <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/17327374" target="_blank">passed away</a> at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer.


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