25 Barely Believable Trivia About The United Kingdom

If you’ve never been to the United Kingdom, you should go sometime. Between old and new, big and small, there is a lot to see and do. In the eyes of some people, the UK is something of a bridge between North America and Europe. It’s slightly more European than Canada, but a bit more North American than Germany. Why would we say this? Well, the British speak English for one (go figure!). This means that the cultural gap is a bit smaller. They prefer cars more than their mainland European counterparts. London has been compared to New York City on more than one occasion. In fact, from foreign policy to consumer behavior, the UK really does in many ways form a bridge between the Old World and the New. But if you’re just going their as a tourist, what can you expect? Well, there’s obviously London. That will take a lot of your time. Then there is Stonehenge (a bit of a tourist trap), a million quaint little villages, and obviously, the Scottish Highlands. Whatever you’re looking for, the UK is sure to surprise you. There’s more to this island than meets the eye. These are 25 barely believable trivia about the United Kingdom!

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The Queen is the legal owner of 1/6 of the Earth's land area

The Queen is the legal owner of 1/6 of the Earth's land areaSource: dw.de, Image: wikipedia
24

Accents in the United Kingdom change noticeably about every 40 km (25 miles)

Accents in the United Kingdom change noticeably about every 40 km (25 miles)Source: bbc, Image: wikipedia

23

All horses in the UK must have a horse passport (donkeys and mules too)

All horses in the UK must have a horse passport (donkeys and mules too)Source: dailymail, Image: wikipedia
22

During the 16th century, a law forbade wife beatings after 9pm...but only because it disturbed the neighbors

During the 16th century, a law forbid wife beating after 9pm...but only because it disturbed the neighborsSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

21

Although all British passports are issued in her name, Queen Elizabeth doesn't actually own a passport. Furthermore she is history's most widely traveled head of state (she's been queen for a while)

Although all British passports are issued in her name, Queen Elizabeth doesn't actually own a passport. Furthermore she is history's most widely traveled head of state (she's been queen for a while)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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