[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ONDON – We all know that England is an interesting country with an impressive history and I’m sure you’ve heard many interesting facts about it.
Here are some more interesting facts, read on!!
– There’s a pair of twins from England that, after being separated at birth, ended up marrying each other. However when getting married they didn’t realize their relative connection.
– In England, a failed suicide attempt used to be illegal and was punishable by death. People who attempted suicide were punished by hanging in Great Britain until 1961.
–The price of entry to a zoo in 18th century England was a cat or a dog: they were fed to the lions. In fact visitors had a choice, instead of sacrificing an animal they could pay a half-pence.
– Chip Butty is a sandwich made with chips (fries) and ketchup on a bun; popular in working class England.It used to be widely served in English pubs.
–Great Britain is England, Wales, and Scotland; but Britain is England and Wales. So it turns out that Scotland makes Britain Great!
–English people consume more tea per capita than anybody else in the world. They drink 2,5 times more than the Japanese tea lovers and 22 times (!) more than the Americans and the French.
–French was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362. The influence of French in England started with the Norman Conquest of 1066 by William the Conqueror.
–The Queen owns all the sturgeons, whales and dolphins in the waters within 3 miles from the UK. Accoring to the statute 1324, accepted at the time of the reign of King Edward II, ALL this fish belongs to the monarch.