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.
The United Kingdom has a “right to roam” which allows public access for walking & leisure to mountains, moors, heaths and downs that are privately owned.
In the 60s the US struck a deal with the UK to buy an unpopulated Indian ocean island for a military base. The UK didn’t have an unpopulated island, so it forcibly expelled the inhabitants of the British Indian Ocean Territory until it WAS uninhabited.
A 14 year old girl in the UK was accused of racism by her teacher, and was arrested. She was participating in a group project and her group consisted of several Asian students of whom only one spoke English. She simply wanted to be in a group that spoke English.