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The first picnic appeared in Les Charmans effects des barricades (1649), a burlesque satire on the perceived hypocrisy of the Fronde.
The main character, ‘Pique-Nique,’ is a glutt...
During the 18th century, picnics became a pastime of the aristocracy and were a purely indoor affair. Attendees were still required to contribute by either bringing a dish, a drink or pay a share o...
After the French Revolution, most aristocratic picnickers fled abroad to Britain and introduced the picnic to England. This led to a less refined and more raucous picnic, thanks to a 'Pic N...
In the 20th century, new modes of transport (trains, bicycles, and motor cars) made the countryside accessible to a greater number of the population.
Not long after, their popularity had gr...
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In China, cutting the capacity of buses is enforced with onboard cameras. Chinese officials also dispense hand sanitizer at transit hubs.
Authorities in Hong Kong have added robots that spray a hydrogen peroxide solution to disinfect train cars.
In Beijing, officials are testing a "subway by appointment" system during peak hours.
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