34 Interesting Britain Facts
1. The first man to pass the compulsory driving test in Britain in 1935 was Mr Beene.
2. The Pirate Bay attempted to buy Sealand, a tiny artificial island micronation off the coast of Britain.
3. Two teaspoonfuls of Botox are enough to kill everyone in Britain.
4. Borrowing £400 from Wonga at its standard rate for seven years would leave you owing more than Britain’s national debt.
5. Accents in Britain change noticeably every 25 miles.
6. The name sign of the town of Lost in Aberdeenshire is the only one in Britain that is welded to its pole.
7. One-third of babies born in Britain in 2013 are expected to live for a century.
8. In Britain, a woman was given 20 months in jail for creating fake Facebook profiles to send abusive messages to herself.
9. In 2001, there were 300 banana-related accidents in Britain
10. A parking ticket is issued in Britain every four seconds.
11. The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.
12. Britain created the lie that carrots improve eyesight to distract the Nazis of a new technology they made for night raids.
13. There are more libraries in Britain’s prisons than there are in its schools.
14. The only desert in Britain is Dungeness Nature Reserve in Kent.
15. In 1811, nearly a quarter of all women in Britain were named Mary.
16. If Prince Charles becomes king, he will be the oldest monarch ever crowned in Britain.
17. Gift cards worth £240 million go unredeemed in Britain each year.
18. According to the International Narcotics Control Board, more people in Britain have tried cocaine than anywhere else in the world.
19. 20% of the world’s CCTV is in Britain.
20. Britain’s largest pig is called Boris. He contains enough pork to make 6,000 sausages.
21. In 19th-century Britain, prisoners were let out for the day if they paid a fee of £5 (equivalent to £300 today).
22. Rat sales in Britain shot up by 50 percent following the release of "Ratatouille."
23. People in Britain who wake in the middle of the night are most likely to do it at 3.44 a.m.
24. Toe wrestling is a national sport in Britain.
25. 1 in 6 mobile phones in Britain are contaminated with faecal matter.
26. Five times as many Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are eaten in Britain every year as there are people.
27. In 1881, there were only six men in Britain called Derek.
28. A grandmother in Britain snores at 111.6 decibels - 8 decibels louder than a low-flying jet aircraft.
29. Frogs’ legs were eaten in Britain for 7,000 years before they were eaten in France.
30. Vegetarian sausages were first patented in Britain in 1918, by the future German chancellor, Konrad Adenauer.
31. It is illegal to kill a hedgehog with a machine gun in Britain.
32. 100,000 mobile phones are dropped down the toilet in Britain every year.
33. The half a million tonnes of chocolate eaten each year in Britain represent 87% of the entire annual cocoa production of Latin America.
34. A survey in Britain in 1943 found that the top tip for a successful marriage was ‘liking’ your partner.
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