The level of entitlement here is absolutely frustrating. And to think she only wants to spend 5 dollars an hour for language tutoring? This lady's got some nerve.
So it might not be as the stigma goes that French soldiers are cowards that run away at the first sign of trouble. Due to some questionable design choices on their bayonets, they might not have had a choice. Though the fault is only their own. A simple oversight in designing the bayonet of the French MAS-36 rifle lead to a massive headache for the French army, and a lot of ribbing for anyone who was shortsighted enough to fall victim to the issue.
Don't mess with the shovel man.
When protestors and journalists rallied on a farm in Audon, a township in southwest France, to stop alleged poaching of protected finches...things got crazy.
As protestors began to destroy bird traps, one angry resident attacked them with a shovel while wearing some pretty snazzy underwear.
And then he became a meme.
Photographer Gaizka Iroz captured the original image, and is a hero to us all.
Boing Boing found this incredible collection of French trading cards from 1902 entitled Les Femmes de l'avenir or 'Women of the Future'.
Instead of showing them in some science fiction garb, artist Albert Bergeret shows these women working jobs that would have been unthinkable to society then.
Defying all common sense, a group of French researchers who recently found a 30,000-year-old virus buried in the frozen Siberian tundra want to reanimate it.
Oh, and it's also a 'giant virus' as well.
Science Alert has at least a little bit more on the confusing story
Mollivirus sibericum, which translates to "soft virus from Siberia", is the fourth such 'giant virus' discovered this century. The same team of scientists discovered another of these, Pithovirus sibericum, last year, and Mollivirus sibericum was isolated from the same sample of permafrost.
These prehistoric viruses are called 'giant viruses' because they're visible by light microscopy, with lengths greater than half a micron - a thousandth of a millimetre. As bugs go, they're big.
If the idea that scientists are going to wake this thing up sounds a little disconcerting – and, to be honest, it's not altogether unlike the opening scenes of a plague disaster movie – don't worry. The researchers say they will only revive the virus if they can be certain it's not a threat to animals or humans.
Of course it sounds like the beginning of a movie like Outbreak, but the idea of reintroducing a 30,000-year-old thing back into society also sounds a lot like Encino Man.
The reanimating is meant to be held in the context of our warming Earth. Over time, those frozen Siberian tundras ain't going to be so frozen anymore and the Brendan Frasers of the virus world will reawaken without the help of Pauly Shore scientists.
So, that's terrifying.
But there's still little in the way of explanation as to why these researchers want to reanimate this ancient virus. Either they are just doing it to do it, or they are servants of Cthulhu and this is how they call him to come devour our world.
The whole thing reminds me of the massive plan to blow up the moon.