United Kingdom Facts

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Looking for amazing facts and informations about United Kingdom? Below you can discover seven curiosities that are real, even if they are weird or funny, so please make sure to vote what you think is interesting!

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Believe it or not, since 2005, traveling donkeys in Britain have been required to have a passport.
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Since 1900, the United Kingdom has lost 13 species of bees, and a further 35 are considered under threat of extinction. None are protected by law. Across Europe nearly 1 in 10 wild bee species face extinction.
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Jamaica was the first western country to build the railway lines outside Europe and North America, 20 years after the first rail line was constructed in Great Britain.
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The British government coined the slogan, “Keep Calm and Carry on” during World War 2 in order to motivate citizens to stay strong.
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Many Spain and Britain helped to populate Jamaica during the 19th century with the liberated African slaves. Today, many of these first colonists are immediate offsprings.
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Jamaica was claimed by Spain after Christopher Columbus landed there in 1494. It then came under English rule in 1655 before gaining independence in 1962.
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In World War II, Germany tried to collapse the British economy by dropping millions of counterfeit bills over London.

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Male ducks have an eclipse plumage similar to females that they wear after the breeding season for about a month as their new feathers grow. During that month, they are completely flightless and more vulnerable to predators