500 Random Facts: about the UK by Lena ShawDo you want to know a lot about the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? Do you like incredible facts - funny and crazy, surprising and unbelievable? If your answer is YES, this book is for you.
500 Random Facts about the UK is the second book in the series Trivia and Facts about the Countries.
This book is full of random facts about the United Kingdom. The content is unique and family-friendly. Some facts are completely crazy. Some of them are unexpected world records or just interesting things that happened somewhere in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland a long time ago or not. Some of these facts are eye-opening statistics that will make you think more about your own life and priorities. In any case, all these UK facts are exciting to read.
The examples of the random facts about the UK inside this book:
The United Kingdom had the first subway or underground train system on the planet. It was constructed in London over 154 years ago and is commonly known as the Tube.
If you live in the United Kingdom you have a chance to receive a birthday card from Queen Elizabeth on your 100th birthday.
All horses, donkeys, and mules in the UK must have a horse passport if you wish to move them around the country.
The world’s first test-tube baby, Louise Brown was created and born in the United Kingdom in 1978. Dr. Robert Edwards was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine for this work.
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island is one of the most developed countries in the world. Unsurprisingly, it also has a rich and unique history with tons of achievements, battles, inventions, and mysteries. Some of them are presented in this book for you.
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For over years, French was the official language of the country. Compare the name of the animals eaten by Norman noble people and Anglo-Saxon peasants: beef — cow, mutton — sheep, veal — calf, pork — pig. Have you ever dreamt to live close to the seaside? Any point in UK is no more than 75 miles away from a beach. Quite interesting that there are much more chickens in UK than human beings. But, in fact, citizens of London lose more than 80, umbrellas in a year.
Is the UK truly the land of fish and chips, stamps and polite queuing? Does the queen really send a telegram on your th birthday? Test your knowledge of the United Kingdom with these 30 facts about Britain.
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The United Kingdom , popularly known as Great Britain, or simply as the UK, is one of the most Influential, powerful, and richest countries in the world. It is an amazing piece of land that is rich in history and facts, some of which are yet to be discovered. From the natural beauty to the people, technological advancement, sports, no one can ever have enough of the UK.
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