Category: Britain

20,000 landmines used during the Britain/Argentina conflict over…

20,000 landmines used during the Britain/Argentina conflict over the Falklands have led to a booming population of penguins. Cows and humans avoid the fenced-off fields, but penguins are too light to set off the mines. The deadly fields have turned into penguin sanctuaries.

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During WWI, a Canadian soldier smuggled his bear…

During WWI, a Canadian soldier smuggled his bear ‘Winnipeg’ into Britain, and she later became an attraction at a London Zoo. A boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved ‘Winnie’ so much that he named his own teddy after her, inspiring his father to write stories about a silly old bear who loves honey.

When Britain changed the packaging for Tylenol to blister packs…

When Britain changed the packaging for Tylenol to blister packs instead of bottles, suicide deaths from Tylenol overdoses declined by 43 percent. Anyone who wanted 50 pills would have to push out the pills one by one but pills in bottles can be easily dumped out and swallowed.

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became Britain’s…

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. She has been Queen since 1952, answered 3.5 million letters, outlasted 12 Prime Ministers, and owned more than 30 corgis throughout her reign. (source)