TFO 24.7, the new francophone point of view. A magazine that entertains, informs, and comments on French-Canadian social and cultural finds. TFO 24.7 presents artisans, artists, youths, entrepreneurs, leaders, and many others who breathe life into French-Canadian culture from coast to coast. Stories, features, interviews, humour, and opinion videos: a show that offers an authentic look on our French-Canadian identity.
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Discover the Secrets of the Beard!
Discover all of the beard`s secrets! Did you know a beard is made up of approximately 30,000 hairs? That`s huge! If a man let his beard grow his whole life, it would measure 8.2 metres! Do you think your man spends a lot of time shaving in the bathroom? He actually spends an average of 60 hours a year doing just that! Vikings were the pioneers of beards through braiding, curling and decoration. It`s even more fashionable now than it was then! And then there`s cotton-candy, commonly called “barbe à papa”. It was created in 1897 by a candy-maker and a dentist in Nashville, Tennessee! Seriously, a dentist?!
Production year: 2015
Discover all of the beard`s secrets!
Did you know a beard is made up of approximately 30,000 hairs? That`s huge! If a man let his beard grow his whole life, it would measure 8.2 metres!
Do you think your man spends a lot of time shaving in the bathroom? He actually spends an average of 60 hours a year doing just that!
Vikings were the pioneers of beards through braiding, curling and decoration. It`s even more fashionable now than it was then!
And then there`s cotton-candy, commonly called “barbe à papa”. It was created in 1897 by a candy-maker and a dentist in Nashville, Tennessee! Seriously, a dentist?!
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Saviez-vous que … La barbe. La barbe est constituée en moyenne de 30 000 poils. Au cours de sa vie, la barbe d'un homme va pousser de 8,2 mètres. La barbe à papa a été créée en 1835 par un dentiste et un confiseur de Nashville au Tennessee. Un homme passe en moyenne 60 heures par année à se raser. Les boucs portent la barbe. Le filage de sucre de la barbe à papa est plus fin qu'un cheveu. Les Vikings ont perfectionné l'art de la barbe par le tressage, le bouclage et la décoration. Au moyen âge, toucher la barbe d'un autre homme était offensif et une bonne raison pour un duel.
Sur une photo, on voit une femme à barbe, nommée HARNAAM KAUR, dont la barbe est ornée de fleurs de différentes couleurs.
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Cette femme est atteinte d'hirsutisme et se bat contre les diktats de la beauté en affichant sa barbe fièrement. Les Barbapapa ont été créés par un couple de francophones aux États-Unis en 1970. Le 7 décembre est la journée nationale de la barbe à papa.
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Vidéo - Papoums: Unique Plush Toys and Dolls
Papoums are unique plush toys and dolls made by Sophie Guindon, the creative mind behind Papoum Papoum. They have a very important job to do: comforting, cuddling, cheering people up and bringing people together. Children´s health--and the health of th...
Vidéo - A Mosque for Toronto´s LGBTIQ Community
For Muslims in the LGBTIQ community, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to find a mosque where they don´t have to hide part of their identities. But in Toronto, they have a place to go. Unity Mosque welcomes all kinds of people in its community ha...
Vidéo - Put North Bay on Your Map Next Summer
North Bay, Ontario, doesn´t get any better than on a lovely summer day. Get an eyeful of some of the town´s highlights: the beach, the public markets, the parks... Start planning for your next summer vacation, and maybe we´ll see you in North Bay!
Vidéo - Our Eight "Experts" Talk About Travel
Travelling is one of the most popular pastimes in the world. Our experts talk about their best and worst travel experiences, and share a few dos and don´ts. Do: visit Claude Giroux´s ghost in Hearst, Ontario. Don´t: travel abroad without an underage ch...
Vidéo - Transsexuality and Religion; A Complicated Mix
Jessie has always been a Christian. Feeling uncomfortable with herself in her late teens, she transitioned into Jayson, a choice that, at the time, felt like the right thing to do. After eight months of taking hormones and growing into his new life as ...
Vidéo - Earthship: Living In a Self-Sufficient Home
Earthships, sustainable homes built primarily from recycled materials and earth, have arrived in Ontario. Michael Reynolds, who began his work in New Mexico, United States, is well known for his environmentally friendly constructions, and his work has ...
Vidéo - Impromptu Duo: Immigration Experiences in Canada
She is from France. He is from Senegal. Iris Gardet-Hadengue and Moussa Diop both immigrated to Canada recently, choosing to settle in Toronto. What has their integration experience been like? What do they wish they had known before they got here? What...
Vidéo - Poetic Moment with Daniel Groleau Landry
Daniel Groleau Landry shares a moment with us as he reads an excerpt of his book of poems, Amorragies, shortlisted for the 2016 Prix d´excellence des Écrivains francophones d´Amérique. He also talks about the importance of poetry and language in his li...
Vidéo - In Flanders Fields: Poetry, War, Poppies
Did you know that the famous poem In Flanders Fields, which inspired the use of the poppy as a symbol for Remembrance Day, was written by an Ontarian? John McCrae penned the piece while he was serving as a field surgeon in the Canadian Artillery during...
Vidéo - Hops Made Locally, Yes Siree!
The Lupuline Hop Yard has been growing hops in Isle-aux-Allumettes, Outaouais, for nearly seven years. The company, which now has over 10 acres of plants, is a true pioneer in hops growing in Ontario and Quebec. Charles Allard, one of the owners, takes...
Vidéo - DineCasa: Dining In, In Style
Dinecasa´s private chef service is just a click away. No more need to go out to a restaurant for a gourmet meal. This online market offers up a variety of menus and professional chefs to liven up your next dinner party. And everything is included, from...
Vidéo - Stéphanie Cayouette, Passionate Woodworker
We meet up with Stéphanie Cayouette in her shop to talk about her passion for woodworking. Although she has encountered more than a few surprised reactions to her being a woman woodworker, she says that more and more women are working in the field. She...
Vidéo - Impromptu Duo: A Francophone Cultural Scene in Toronto?
Singer-songwriter Mélanie Brulée has chosen to live in Toronto rather than in Montreal. Frenchman Florian François also chose Toronto to house his Franc´Open Mic events. But why choose this city if you´re going to work in French? Is there really a Fran...
Vidéo - Día de Muertos: The Day of the Dead
Dia de Muertos, a traditional Mexican festival that celebrates ancestors, coincides with the Catholic observance of All Saints Day--a connection that is anything but accidental. Spanish conquistadors arrived in the Americas in the 15th century and ther...
Vidéo - Screaming Heads - Surreal Sculptures
The Screaming Heads are a group of over 84 huge reinforced-concrete sculptures scattered throughout Peter Camani´s grounds in Burk´s Falls, Ontario. Now a retired art teacher, Camani created the somewhat grotesque, eerie-looking monuments to remind the...
Vidéo - Pastafarianism, A Religion Like All Others?
Noodles, beer volcanos and pirates are highly venerated by Pastafarians, members of a religion whose supreme deity is the Flying Spaghetti Monster. While it is recognized as an official religion in some countries, it is still considered a sect in Ontar...