25 Fun Facts About The United Kingdom You’ll Want To Know

One of the world’s most influential, powerful, and richest countries, the United Kingdom is an amazing piece of land with a very impressive history and we are almost sure you already know many interesting things about it. However, we bet there are still many United Kingdom fun facts you haven’t heard yet. To learn some new, little known facts about Great Britain including some surprising and interesting facts about England’s history, check out this post with 25 Fun Facts About The United Kingdom You’ll Want To Know.

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The UK brought the world several sports, most notably soccer, rugby, and polo. However, the British now often lose at these sports to nations that adopted them.

soccer matchSource: British Council via Facebook
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In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 40 km (25 mi).

British accentsSource: news.bbc.co.uk
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One of the most bizarre cultural facts about England is that it's actually illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

Houses of ParliamentSource: mirror.co.uk
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The Queen of the UK, Elizabeth II, has visited more than 116 counties of the world, although she does not have a passport. The reason is simple – she doesn't need to prove her identity. In fact, she is the one who officially issues passports for British citizens.

Elizabeth IISource: express.co.uk
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There is a 'Rent a Mourner' service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.

graveyardSource: factslides.com

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