10 Unbelievable Things About The United Kingdom



The United Kingdom is awesome. It is a great travel destination, and many people travel there to see tourist sights like the Big Ben in London, Stonehenge, and the Scottish Highlands. However, there are hundreds of other amazing things in the United Kingdom that many people never get the chance to experience or even hear about. This list is a compilation of ten unique things about the United Kingdom that are sure to blow your mind!

Old People

People live for a fairly long time in the United Kingdom. Centenarians (people over 100 years old) are one of the fastest growing demographics in the U.K.

Flights

The flight between Westray and Papa Westray in the United Kingdom is the shortest flight in the world, clocking in at only 47 seconds.

Cars

The British don’t actually use their cars that often. The average car in Britain remains parked for 96% of its “life.”

Britney Spears

The Royal Navy has been known to use Britney Spears songs to frighten off Somali pirates.

Eggs

American eggs are illegal in Britain because they have been washed, and British eggs are illegal in America because they haven’t been washed.

Independence Day

58 countries celebrate Independence Day across the globe, and the majority of them are celebrating independence from the United Kingdom.

Horse Passports

Horses in the United Kingdom must have horse passports!

Water

You can never be more than 70 miles from water in the United Kingdom.

Accents

There are more than one accent in the United Kingdom. The accents actually change noticeably about every 40 kilometers.

Beer Wave

Possibly one of the coolest accidents ever was a beer wave that erupted in London in 1814 when a vat ruptured.