In reading the paper the other day, my eye was drawn to a small article titled 'Bomb Scare in Créteil.' A suspicious package was found in a municipal office in Créteil (a Paris suburb) and the building's 60 odd workers were evacuated until the package could be inspected. Police arrived on scene.
In France, good wishes for the new year are sent out all throughout the month of January, so cards and presents are still trickling in people's homes and offices.
The suspicious package turned out to be rather harmless. Not a bomb or anthrax, it was instead a generous gift to the municipal workers of Créteil in the form of a nice size jar of foie gras. Traditional for the new year.
Only in France, kids, only in France.