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23 Facts about United Kingdom


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The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth's land surface.
In the UK, if you reach your 100th birthday, you get a personalized card from the Queen.
The UK spent US$15.8 billion in a health service computer system that failed and was shutdown in 2013.
A Beer Wave
of 388,000 Gallons
(or 1.4m L) flooded
London in 1814 after
a huge vat ruptured.
In the U.K., it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.
UK's Internet Porn Filter Architect was Arrested On Child Porn Offences.
In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 25 miles (40km).
In the UK, all horses, ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport.
In the UK,
it is illegal
to die
in the Houses of Parliament.
Slavery was not made a statutory offense in the UK until April 6, 2010.
Nearly 6,000 people per year get hurt or die in the UK after tripping over their trousers or falling down stairs while pulling them up.
The UK
is smaller than
the U.S. state of
Oregon.
The death penalty was outlawed in the UK partly because a man was wrongfully executed for the murder of his wife and daughter in 1950.
Nigeria has
more English speakers than the United Kingdom.
In the 16th century, a London law forbade wife beating after 9:00 P.M., but only because the noise disturbed people's sleep.
KitKats' year production could stretch around the London Underground more than 350 times.
The Queen Mary of Scotland became queen when she was only six days old.
Since all British passports are issued in the Queen Elizabeth II's name, she herself doesn't have one.
Concentration camps were first used by the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
U.S. eggs are illegal in Britain because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in the U.S. because they are not.
The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.
There's a 'Rent a Mourner' service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.
Centenarians are the fastest-growing demographic in the UK.
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