Friday, July 29, 2011

Fun Facts about the UK

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Is everything about the UK always about the ‘stiff upper lip’? Not quite! Here are some of the lighter aspects of the people and the place.

Drinking in an English Bar
1. In England, in pubs or bars, you can have drinks but you are not allowed to get drunk; and in Scotland you are on the wrong side of the law if you are drunk and in possession of a cow.
The “Tube”
2. In London the tube route from Leicester Square to Covenant Garden is the most popular tube route for tourists despite the fact that it is actually quicker to cover this distance on foot!
3. The tube system, despite being the first and the largest underground system in the world, is also the most unreliable and the costliest.

Interesting Facts about USA

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Check out some of the Interesting Facts about USA:
  • It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to the New World.
  • During the American revolution, inflation was so great that the price of corn rose 10,000%, the price of wheat 14,000%, the price of flour 15,000%, and the price of beef 33,000%.
  • 32% of all land in the US is owned by the federal government.