Want to save the planet? Wear your jeans two days a week, wash them every fifth day, and let them dry by themselves. Or better still, don't wash them at all. And don't even think of ironing them. This is the conclusion of a report commissioned by France's environment agency on the ecological impact of a pair of denims.
History contends that the ashes of Saint Joan of Arc were gathered up from the pyre on which she was burned alive and tossed into the River Seine. Anxious to avoid creating a martyr, the English, who had ordered her death in 1431, wanted nothing left of the 19-year-old French heroine. According to legend, a devoted follower managed to find and conceal some of her remains.