UK Facts

UK Facts

UK Facts

The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth’s land surface.

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In the UK, if you reach your 100th birthday, you get a personalized card from the Queen.

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The UK spent US$15.8 billion in a health service computer system that failed and was shut down in 2013.

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A Beer Wave of 388,000 Gallons (or 1.4m L) flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat ruptured.

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In the U.K., it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.

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UK’s Internet Porn Filter Architect was Arrested On Child Porn Offences in 2014.

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In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 25 miles (40km).

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In the UK, all horses, ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport.

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In London, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

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Slavery was not made a statutory offense in the UK until April 6, 2010.

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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.

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The UK is smaller than the U.S. state of Oregon.

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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.

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Nigeria has more English speakers than the United Kingdom.

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In the 16th century, a London law forbade wife beating after 9:00 P.M., but only because the noise disturbed people’s sleep.

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KitKats’ year production could stretch around the London Underground more than 350 times.

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The Queen Mary of Scotland became queen when she was only six days old.

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Since all British passports are issued in the Queen Elizabeth II’s name, she herself doesn’t have one.

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Concentration camps were first used by the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War.

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U.S. eggs are illegal in Britain because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in the U.S. because they are not.

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The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.

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There’s a ‘Rent a Mourner’ service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.

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Centenarians are the fastest-growing demographic in the UK.

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Passports issued by the UK, Sweden and Finland offer visa-free travel to more countries than any other passports.

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In 1999, it was reported in the UK that over 3,000 people were hospitalized after tripping over a laundry basket.

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The average age in the UK for a first kiss is 15.

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The UK is the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies from the DNA of three people.

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Kate Middleton is credited with boosting the UK economy by £1 billion in 2012.

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On Sept. 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning UK monarch ever, surpassing Queen Victoria.

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The world’s shortest scheduled airline flight lasts 2 minutes. It connects two islands in the UK.

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92% of public baby changing tables tested in the UK carried traces of cocaine.

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The average woman in the UK has 150 different hairstyles in her lifetime.

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Alcohol is prohibited in the UK Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.

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The oldest house in the UK is nearly 6000 years old and has stone furniture that is still intact.

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Edward VIII, King of the UK in 1936, was a Nazi sympathiser and later argued that bombing England could bring peace by ending WWII.

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The UK and Portugal hold the longest standing alliance in the world that is still in force. It was ratified in 1386.

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You can use Skype to call toll free numbers at no charge in the U.S., UK, Taiwan and France.

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There is a limit of 12 minutes of commercials, per hour of television, in the UK.

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The British Navy uses Britney Spears’ songs to scare off Somali pirates.

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Life expectancy in the UK was around 47 in 1900; it is now 80.

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The “keep calm and carry on” slogan was originally dreamt up as a way of preserving morale in the event of a Nazi invasion of Britain.

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In the UK, nearly 1 in 10 couples are ethnically mixed.

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In the UK, the most common cause of death for men under 50 is suicide.

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Margaret Thatcher was reportedly more proud of becoming the first Prime Minister with a science degree than the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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British Pennies are used to adjust the time in London’s Big Ben clock tower.

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The UK is the only country not required to name itself on its postage stamps.

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The British Empire at its height was larger than Africa and was even comparable in size to the Moon.

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In the UK, it is illegal to ride a hoverboard scooter in public.

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The terms “UK” and “Great Britain” are not interchangeable: the United Kingdom includes Northern Ireland, while Great Britain does not.

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Of all the countries that celebrate an independence day, 58 are independent of the UK, 26 of France, 21 of Russia and 21 of Spain.

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51% of Britons have never had a one-night stand.

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The King of Norway is 73rd in line to the British throne.

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In the UK, you can never be more than 70 miles away from the sea.

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Prince Charles has been first in line as heir to the UK’s throne for more than 64 years.

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1 in 3 women in the UK have an abortion in their lifetime.

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