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A collector is selling nearly every gaming console made in the last 50 years on eBay for $1 million

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  • A collector is selling almost every console variation that was manufactured in the last 50 years on eBay for 984,000 euros (approximately $978,875).
  • Listed on French eBay, the listing includes around 2,250 consoles, numerous video games for various consoles as well as video game collectibles.
  • The seller collected the consoles starting in the early ‘90s and until 2011.
  • The listing suggests that the items may be sold to a museum.

A France-based collector has listed nearly every console that has been manufactured in the last 50 years on eBay for a grand total of 984,000 euros (approximately $978,875).

The listing, uploaded to French eBay, states that the collector is selling over 2,200 consoles “from the first to the very last” along with numerous video games, statues and video game collectibles. 

Tô Văn Lai, creator of ‘Paris by Night,’ dies at 85

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  • In 1983, Tô Văn Lai produced the first “Paris by Night” show to reach Vietnamese refugees living in France who felt distant from their culture.
  • “Paris by Night,” a Vietnamese-language musical variety show hosted primarily by Nguyễn Ngọc Ngạn and Nguyễn Cao Kỳ Duyên, is still running to this day.
  • The production focuses on expressing Vietnamese culture and features modern pop stars, traditional folk songs, plays and comedy sketches.
  • On July 19, Tô Văn Lai died at 11:05 a.m. at 85 years old after battling an illness.
  • Over 70-80 million Vietnamese people worldwide have watched “Paris by Night,” according to Thuy Nga Productions in California.

Tô Văn Lai, creator of the iconic Vietnamese musical variety show “Paris by Night,” died on Tuesday.

Born on May 11, 1937, in Saigon-Gia Dinh, Lai received a bachelor’s in philosophy from the University of Education in Da Lat and taught at a girl’s school in My Tho, which earned him the life-long nickname “Professor.”

Europe’s consumption of frog legs from Indonesia is ‘driving species to extinction,’ nonprofit says

  • Non-profit Pro Wildlife and French NGO Robin des Bois said in an article published in June that the consumption of frog legs, a delicacy in France and Belgium, is “driving species to extinction.”
  • Charlotte Nithart, the president of Robin des Bois, said that not only does the frog legs trade directly affect the species' population, but it also affects the overall biodiversity and ecosystem health.
  • According to the report, Europe imports as many as 200 million frog legs yearly, with Belgium taking up most of it at 70%.
  • France consumes as much as 4,000 tons – equivalent to 40 blue whales – of frog legs in a year.
  • Indonesia is reportedly responsible for 74% of frog legs exported to European countries, followed by Vietnam with 21%, Turkey with 4% and Albania at 0.7%, the Pro Wildlife report noted.

The consumption of frog legs, a delicacy in France and Belgium, is “driving species to extinction,” a German conservationist group said in a report last month.

Non-profit Pro Wildlife and French NGO Robin des Bois co-wrote an article published on June 23 warning that the population of frog species in the wild is dwindling as a result of continuous consumption of the delicacy in some European countries.

France officially recognizes China’s treatment of Uyghurs as ‘genocide’ in parliamentary resolution

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  • On Tuesday, France adopted an opposition-led resolution condemning China’s treatment of Uyghurs as “genocide.”
  • “We refuse to submit to propaganda from a regime that is banking on our cowardice and our avarice to perpetrate a genocide in plain sight," said Socialist Party leader Olivier Faure.
  • The Chinese embassy in France released a statement saying the “genocide” allegations are “pure lies based on prejudices and hostility towards China.”

French lawmakers have condemned the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uyghur people with an official resolution calling it a “genocide.” 

On Tuesday, France’s National Assembly adopted the non-binding resolution that “officially recognizes the violence perpetrated by the People’s Republic of China against the Uyghurs as constituting crimes against humanity and genocide,” reported Agence France-Presse.

Woman Suspected of Having Coronavirus Brags About Hiding Symptoms to Enter France

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A Chinese woman reportedly infected with the deadly coronavirus bragged online about how she was able to hide her infection, successfully traveling by plane from Wuhan to France.

Social media users are livid over the woman’s images that showed her meeting her friends upon arrival, reports Express. Many were angry that she made light of a virus that has so far killed 17 people and infected 440 others, according to Chinese authorities.