UK Facts

01

The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth’s land surface.

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02

In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 25 miles (40km).

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03

Slavery was not made a statutory offense in the UK until April 6, 2010.

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04

Concentration campswere first used by the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War.

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05

There’s a ‘Rent a Mourner’service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.

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06

Passports issued by the UK offer visa-free travel to more countries than any other passports.

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07

Edward VIII, King of the UK in 1936, was a Nazi sympathiser and later argued that bombing England could bring peace by ending WW2.

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08

British Pennies are used to adjust the time in London’s Big Ben clock tower.

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09

If Prince Charlesbecomes king, he will be the oldest monarch ever crowned in Britain.

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10

The British pound is the world’s oldest currency still in use: it’s 1200 years old.

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