THE GUYS OVER AT FACTSLIDES put together some interesting facts for us about the UK, most of which we bet you didn’t know.

1. The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the earth’s land surface.

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2. In the UK, nearly 1 out of 10 couples are ethnically mixed.

3. The average age in the UK for a first kiss is 15.

4. The British Navy uses Britney Spears’ songs to scare off Somali pirates.

5. In the UK you can never be more than 70 miles away from the sea.

6. The British empire at its height was larger than Africa and was even comparable in size to the moon.

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

8. It’s legal for children over the age of 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.

9. All horses, ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport.

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10. In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 25 miles (40km).

11. It’s illegal to die in the House of Parliament in London.

12. Slavery was not made a statutory offense in the UK until April 6, 2010.

13. Kitkat’s year production could stretch around the London underground more than 350 times.

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14. Nigeria has more English speakers than the United Kingdom.

15. U.S. eggs are illegal in the UK because they are washed. UK eggs are illegal in the U.S. because they are not.


16. UK’s internet porn filter architect was arrested on child porn offenses.

17. The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.

18. The UK is smaller than the U.S. state of Oregon.

19. The world’s shortest flight lasts for 2 minutes. It connects two islands in Scotland.

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