Interesting England Facts

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

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