34 Interesting Britain Facts

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

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