UK has started Minister of Loneliness, currently held by Tracey Crouch, after growing consensus that loneliness is a public health concern.
In 2010 a man was rescued while attempting to sail around the United Kingdom. Using only a road map for navigation the ‘sailor’ had been keeping the coast to his right and in error ended up sailing in circles around the Isle of Sheppey until he ran out fuel.
Many famous British artists, including Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones, left the UK in the early 70s to avoid an 83% tax on the top bracket of their income.
In the United Kingdom, several prisons have restaurants that are fully run by inmates at the prison, including chefs and waiters. These restaurants are also open to the public and rank highly on Tripadvisor.
The town of Shitterton, England, kept getting its town sign stolen. In 2010, they finally solved the problem by installing a 1.6 tonne concrete slab with the town name inscribed on it.
Mavis Grind in Shetland is the only place in Britain where you can toss a stone across land from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
A legal loophole in the UK allows alcohol to be sold without a license on a train in motion. An unlicensed distillery exploited this by setting up in a disused railway building, obtaining a steam train, and selling gin to customers while they road it back and forth from the distillery.
Calling football “soccer” originated in Britain 200 years ago. It wasn’t until the 1980s the name was phased out because it was thought to be “too American”.
The average child in the UK spends less time outdoors than prison inmates.