Considering that this all started with the French book, I am not surprised. I work with a lot of Frenchies here in MIA and here are some of the crazy things I have heard form them:
1) Katrina and the New Orleans mess was all planned by Bush because all those people were black and poor. At the time during the fiasco they were saying that thousands of people were dead.
2) Florida was going to be hit by a tidal wave similar to the one from last year in the Indian Ocean and that we should be ready.
3) Americans dont watch the World Cup because they are selfish.
Yes they have said things like this and I laugh my head off at them.