Interesting England Facts

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1. French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
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2. Kissing was banned in England in 1439.
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3. A woman in England was run off a cliff by her own flock of sheep.
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4. The state of Florida is bigger than England.
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5. A 10-year old boy in England had to undergo emergency surgery to reattach his testicle after a wedgie.
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6. Pineapples were such a status symbol in 18th century England that you could rent one for the evening to take to a party.
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7. Farmers in England are required by law to provide their pigs with toys.
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8. According to England’s leading brain surgeon, it is more dangerous to wear a cycle helmet than not to wear one.
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9. Baseball was invented in England.
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10. 40,000 dead velvet crabs washed up on the short of Kent in England on January 5th.
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11. Toe wrestling is a sport in northern England.
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12. In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.
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13. 37-stone Les Price was made to buy two tickets for his flight from Ireland to England, only to find that the seats weren’t in the same row.
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14. Cheddar cheese was named after the city Cheddar in England.
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15. Bitchfield is the name of a village in England.
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16. Alfred Lyttelton, the first man to represent England at both cricket and football, was killed by a cricket ball.
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17. In England, in the 1880's, 'Pants' was considered a dirty word.
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18. ‘You have a turd in your teeth’ was a common insult in 17th-century England.
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19. Bank robbers make 4 times as much money in England as they do in the US.
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20. Baseball - the name and the game - was invented in England in the 1750s.
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21. Ken Edwards of England holds the Guinness record for eating 36 cockroaches in one minute.
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22. The longest cricket match took place in 1939 between England and South Africa, after 14 days it ended with a tie.
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23. St George is the patron saint of England, leprosy and syphilis.
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24. In 14th-century England, children were baptised in cider.

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