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2/16/2020

13 Most Mind-blowing Facts About The United Kingdom

1. Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the UK, is the legal owner of one sixths of the earth’s land.



2. In the UK, if you reach your 100th birthday, you get a personalized card from the Queen.



3. The UK spent US$15.8 billion in a health service computer system that failed and was shut down in 2013.






4. In the UK, all horses, ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport.







5. In London, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.









6. Since all British passports are issued in the Queen Elizabeth II's name, she herself doesn't have one.






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








8. The world's shortest scheduled airline flight lasts 2 minutes. It connects two islands in the UK.







9. 92% of public baby changing tables tested in the UK carried traces of cocaine.







10. Alcohol is prohibited in the UK Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.








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








12. The British Empire at its height was larger than Africa and was even comparable in size to the Moon.










13 The BBC holds regular rehearsals for the Queen's death to make sure staff get it right when the real announcement is made.



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