Category: British

Edward VIII is one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British…

Edward VIII is one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British history with a reign of only 11 months. He abdicated the throne because the British government did not approve him of marrying a divorced woman. Edward VIII married her and remained married until his death.

In 2016, 10 Contestants in the British reality TV series Eden…

In 2016, 10 Contestants in the British reality TV series Eden survived a year-long experiment on an isolated island.They later learned, however, that only four months of the show were broadcast.

According to scientists, 70% of British men and half of all…

According to scientists, 70% of British men and half of all Western European men are related to the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

When Pocahontas married John Rofle, there was an uproar in…

When Pocahontas married John Rofle, there was an uproar in British court because a princess had married a commoner – race wasn’t the issue.

In 2010, British goat milk farmer reportedly discovered his…

In 2010, British goat milk farmer reportedly discovered his goats made more milk when Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” was played on loop.

There is such an expansive collection of books under the British…

There is such an expansive collection of books under the British library in their archive, that if a person could read 5 books per day it would take 80,000 years to complete.

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A British 19-year-old has officially changed his name to…

A British 19-year-old has officially changed his name to “Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.” His grandmother was no longer speaking to him.

British India tried to get rid of cobras by offering a reward…

British India tried to get rid of cobras by offering a reward for captured snakes. Locals started breeding cobras and giving them to the government to collect the reward. The British found out and stopped the program. The breeders then released their snakes causing the population to increase.

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There is an upside down traffic signal in Syracuse, New York…

There is an upside down traffic signal in Syracuse, New York because the Local Irish kids didn’t want British red above Irish green. –source
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A single hailstorm killed an estimated 1,000 English soldiers in…

A single hailstorm killed an estimated 1,000 English soldiers in 1360. –source