25 Interesting Facts about England

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  1. England is 74 times smaller than the USA, 59 times smaller than Australia and 3 times smaller than Japan. England is however 2.5 times more populous than Australia.

  2. The highest temperature ever recorded in England was 38.5°C (101.3°F ) in Brogdale, Kent, on 10 August 2003.

  3. English people consume more tea per capita than anybody else in the world (2.5 times more than the Japanese and 22 times more than the Americans or the French).

  4. Britain has the highest per capita consumption of cider, as well as the largest cider-producing companies in the world. Over half of England’s cider is produced in Herefordshire.
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  6. In 1894, The Times estimated that by 1950, London would be 9 feet deep in horse manure.

  7. Among the three ghosts said to haunt Athelhampton House, one of them is an ape.

  8. English people have the highest obesity rate in the European Union (22.3% of men and 23% of women). They also have the highest percentage of overweight women (33.6%) and the 6th highest for men (43.9%).

  9. French was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362.

  10. Oxford University once had rules that specifically forbade students from bringing bows and arrows to class.

  11. It’s considered treason to place a stamp bearing the King or Queen’s image upside-down.

  12. In 1811, one out of every four women were named Mary.
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  14. One of England’s quaintest traditional event is the cheese rolling competition in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.

  15. During World War one, British spies used semen as invisible ink.

  16. Silburry Hill, in the English county of Wiltshire, is the largest man-made earthen mound in Europe. It was built about 4750 years ago.

  17. The stone circle at Avebury is the largest in the world. It was built between 5300 and 4600 years ago and covers 11 ha (28 acres). The outer circle is surrounded by a bank and ditch long of 1.5 km (1 mile).

  18. Queen Elizibeth II is related to Vlad the Impaler

  19. The world’s first public street lighting with gas was installed in Pall Mall, London in 1807. In 1812, the London and Westminster Gas Light and Coke Company became the world’s first gas company.

  20. The original London Bridge was shipped to Arizona. US customs labeled it ‘large antique’.

  21. At William the Conqueror’s funeral, his corpse was too bloated to fit inside the coffin, and exploded when mourners tried to fit him in.

  22. Big Ben does not refer to the clock, but actually the bell.


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  24. There is nowhere in Britain that is more than 74.5 miles from the sea.

  25. The shortest war against England was with Zanzibar in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

  26. There are over 300 languages spoken in England.

  27. Buckingham Palace has its own police station.

  28. The Queen owns all the sturgeons, whales and dolphins in the waters within 3 miles from the UK.

23 COMMENTS

  1. Its nothing interesting above and the most important and interesting fact to the current situation are

    1. Racists
    2. more theft
    3. no safety for international people
    4. People want to grab money from overseas people and do not give an opportunity to survive even.
    5. More illiterate people pretend to the educated
    6. Lazy and uncultured

  2. John,

    Firstly, illiteracy seems to be your strong point. Grammatically, your very poor. Secondly, we are one of the most racially integrated cultures in the world. We are by no means perfect and equality can lack, however, we are leading the world in anti oppressive practice and overall we are extremely accepting of other cultures. Clearly, your not a racist or choose to treat people differently as you automatically attribute all of these qualities to British people without any proper authority. As for lazy, your sweeping generalisations only seek to inform your laziness and misguided views….do your research son.

    Chris

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