You Can’t Keep a Frenchman Out of a Bottle of Wine

11/04/2009 9:37 AM |

French people aren’t very adaptive, open-minded or resourceful. The conventional national wisdom holds that they’ve been around for centuries, they’re still a top-tier nation (though not nearly as prominent as they used to be) and clearly they must be doing something right (healthcare?), so why make any fundamental attitude adjustments? Still, every so often there are signs of substantive change from across the Atlantic, most of which are being spearheaded by young French men and women, like those in this YouTube clip who finally revealed an ancient and closely guarded national secret to the rest of the world: How to open a bottle of wine with your shoe. (TheDailyWhat)