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What Are Some Fun Facts About The Uk

What are some fun facts about Pennsylvania?

Judging by the complete lack of answers for over a year - there is nothing interesting about PA.From first hand experience, PA is the best state to live in!

What are some cool facts about 25?

25 is the usual minimum age for car rental in most countries.

“Under 25″ provides a common cut-off point for designating youth.

25 is the name of the national card game of Ireland

The minimum age of candidates for election to the United States House of Representatives is 25

25 years of marriage designates a silver wedding anniversary.

The atomic number of manganese is 25.

25 is a square number, being 5² = 25

Christmas is on the 25th of December

William McKinley, Jr. was the 25th President of the United States

It is the smallest square that is also a sum of two squares: 25 = 3² + 4². Hence it often appears in demonstrations of the Pythagorean theorem.

25 is the number of days approximately that takes the sun to do a complete rotation on itself.

Year 25 BC was a leap year

What are some mind blowing facts about the UK?

In the U.K., it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.Source : Young people - health and personal In the UK, all horses, ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport.Source : Getting and using a horse passportThere's a 'Rent a Mourner' service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.Source : Discreet and Professional Mourners ( <-This is their actual site!) There is a limit of 12 minutes of commercials, per hour of television, in the UK.Source : Television advertisement The British Navy uses Britney Spears' songs to scare off Somali pirates.Source : Britney Spears' music used by British navy to scare off Somali pirates The UK is the only country not required to name itself on its postage stamps.Source : Postage stamp designU.S. eggs are illegal in Britain because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in the U.S. because they are not.Source : Why American Eggs Would Be Illegal In A British Supermarket, And Vice VersaThe British Empire at its height was larger than Africa and was even comparable in size to the Moon.Source : List of political and geographic subdivisions by total area (all) You can use Skype to call toll free numbers at no charge in the U.S., UK, Taiwan and France.Source : How do I dial toll free numbers (for example, +1 800, +1 866 and +1 877 number series)?

What are some interesting facts about the UK that not many Americans know?

There is a building that has the wonderful address of simply "No.1 London". It's also called Apsley House, and it's just north of Hyde Park Corner.Postcodes are much richer than zip codes, and can carry hidden meanings for the initiated. The sequence is much more memorable because the first two letters loosely reflect the area, e.g. a 'NR' postcode is somewhere around Norwich, 'CB' the Cambridge area, 'CV' Coventry, and so on. The suffix combination "1AA" usually denotes the main mail office for an area, with the exception of "SW1A 1AA", which is Buckingham Palace. London postcodes just reflect the compass area of London, e.g. "SW" South West, "N" North, "EC" East Central. There is such a thing as postcode snobbery, especially in London. Tell a Londoner you have a NW8 or SW17 postocde, and they will make assumptions about you and your lifestyle based on that.The Royal Family know how to handle themselves. Most if not all of the male members do serious military service. I think Princes of Wales are relatively protected, but Prince Andrew really was a Royal Navy helicopter pilot in the Falklands conflict, and Prince Harry really was an army forward air controller in Afghanistan. They are also crack shots, with all that hunting in Scotland. Most of the Royals are exceptional drivers as well, having been trained in escape and evasion driving techniques by the Metropolitan police's elite Special Escort Group. This is probably one reason why the Queen managed to scare the living sh*t out of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

What is Burton-on-Trent famous for (or some fun facts)?

The Battles of Burton Bridge. At one time this was the main crossing of the river Trent, most other crossing were by ford and impassable when the river was high.Battle of Burton Bridge (1322) - WikipediaBattle of Burton Bridge (1643) - WikipediaMary Queen of Scots stayed in Burton at The Three Queens hotel when being moved from Ashby De La Zouch castle to Tutbury castle.The first Bass brewery was set up on the proceeds of selling an ale haulage firm to Pickfords which grew to be one the Britain major haulage firms.A machine gun factory at Branston on the outskirts of Burton on Trent became the home of Crosse and Blackwell and gave it’s name to Branston Pickle.Burton on Trent Local History " Search Results " Burton ConstructionThe artist L S Lowery was a frequent visitor to Burton. He sketched and painted some Burton scenes.Burton on Trent Local History " L.S. LowryCars, locomotives and fair ground rides were made in the town. Burton had strong engineering and wood working skills to support the brewing and these skills were useful in a wider range of industry.A.S.HOWELLBaguley Cars Ltd - WikipediaBurton on Trent hosted a number of early Aviation meetings before John Redfern: BooksTheme Explorer - Staffordshire Past TrackA road Aviation Lane being renamed.

What can you infer from the fact that the British were unable to enforce the Proclamation of 1763?

The colonists, who wanted to expand westward without the interference of British troops, deeply resented the proclamation. They feared that if they were walled in along the eastern coast, the results would be overpopulation, the growth of crowded cities, and social stratification along rigid class lines.

What are the most disturbing facts about the modern United Kingdom?

What are the most disturbing facts about the modern United Kingdom?It would depend entirely upon your prejudices, beliefs and priorities. Here are a few random candidates together with my expectation of the kind of person who would suffer disturbance.God-botherers would be disturbed, nay appalled, by the status of organised religion and the rapid decline in religious observance. Despite a legacy of churches, chapels, synagogues, temples and more recently mosques most people have no formal affiliation and regard organised religion with suspicion if not outright hostility.Extremists of the left, the right and of particular brands of god-botherers are disturbed by the indifference shown to their cause by the vast bulk of the population. We have seen it all, the IRA (and its factions), the equally bigoted ‘Loyalists’ (not so loyal that they would listen to reason or law), militant Sikhs and now militant Muslims and at a currently lesser level of violence our own home grown nationalist fascists . . . Maybe we have become bored, whatever, most people ignore them and demonstrate contempt by carrying on as usual should an outbreak occur.Gun nuts will be disappointed and disturbed by the almost complete absence of firearms once the airport is cleared on entry. Discreet enquiries may lead to an invitation for clay pigeon shooting, maybe even a game shoot or visit to a club range but it will all be low key and everything will be locked away afterwards. Personally I keep my eye in decimating the pest population in competition with my cats.Most visitors and not a few residents will be disturbed by the general absence of police officers. There are very few highway patrols and almost none lying in ambush. Many residents feel that this could be attended to and numbers notched up a little as some aspects of public order have declined although statistics suggest that this may be more perception than reality.There are many more disturbing facts, as many as there are obsessions in those observing whether visitors or natives. These few may give you a start and you can ask for other opinions as everyone will have a different take on the matter!