22 Facts About The UK Americans Will Never Understand

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1: In London, it is illegal to die in the house of parliament

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2: The queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the earth’s land surface

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

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4: In the UK, if you reach your 100th birthday, you get a personalized card from the queen

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5: Centenarians are the fastest growing demographic in the UK

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6: The UK spent just over £10 billion on a health service computer system that failed and was shut down in 2013

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7: The UK is the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies from the DNA of three people

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8: A beer wave of 388,000 gallons flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat ruptured

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9: The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time

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10: In the UK , all horses , ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport

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11: In the 16th century, a London law forbade wife beating after 21:00. But only because the noise disturbed people’s sleep

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12: There’s a rent a mourner service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends

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13: In the UK it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises

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14: The average age in the UK for a first kiss is 15

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15: In the UK accents change noticeably about every 25 miles

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16: Concentration camps were first used by the British during the second Anglo Boer war

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17: The UK is smaller than the US state of Oregon

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18: US eggs are illegal in Britain because they are washed . British eggs are illegal in the US because they are not

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19: Nigeria has more English speakers than the United Kingdom

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20: Nearly 6,000 people per year get hurt or die in the UK after tripping over their trousers or falling down stairs while pulling them up

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21: Since all British passports are issued in the name of queen Elizabeth II , she herself doesn’t have one

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22: Passports issued by the UK,Sweden and Finland offer visa-free travel to more countries than any other passports

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