Continuing on with #GlobeFacts Britain after we admire this lovely 36cm Prussian Blue globe.
The 1.5-mile journey from Westray to Papa Westray in the UK’s Orkney Islands is the shortest scheduled flight in the world. The trip takes less than two minutes.
Britain’s most remote pub is the Old Forge on #Inverie, Scotland. It is 107 miles (172 km) from the nearest city, Inverness, and has no road access.
James Bond’s code “007” was inspired by the author Ian Fleming’s bus route from Canterbury to London.
The Christmas tree in #TrafalgarSquare is presented every year by the people of Oslo in gratitude for London’s assistance during World War II.
The London subway (the Tube).. is one of the oldest in the world. The 409 escalators in the Tube cover a distance every week which is approximately equivalent to several trips around the globe.
A new breed of mosquito was found in the Tube tunnels in 1998. Scientists believed it mutated from the bird-biting form that colonized the London Underground when it was built in last century and, as it would not mate with its aboveground cousin, it has evolved into a separate species.
The most famous of all British pop bands, and maybe in the world, The Beatles, were once known as “Johnny and the Moondogs.” Johnny was, of course, John Lennon. He legally changed his middle name from Winston (after Winston Churchill) to Ono in honour of his then girlfriend and later wife, Yoko Ono.
Britain is the only country in the world which doesn’t have its name on its postage stamps.
Over 27 tons (59,523 lb.) of strawberries and 7,000 litres (1,849 gal.) of cream are consumed every year during the two weeks of Britain’s Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
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