THROUGH THE πŸšͺ SERIES

HELLO GREAT BRITAIN πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

This week we fly from Italy to the land of crumpets and the Queen, Great Britain. Remember, enter each door with curiosity, exit with inspiration for your own adventure.

Nowhere in England is more than 75 miles (121 km) from the sea. πŸšͺ

Every day, the British drink 165 million cups of tea, which is over 20 times more than the average American. πŸšͺ

James Bond’s code β€œ007” was inspired by the author Ian Fleming’s bus route from Canterbury to London. πŸšͺ

More languages (300) are spoken in London than in any other country in the world. πŸšͺ

In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 25 miles (40km) and there are about 56 main accent types. By contrast, the USA, which is about 40 times larger than UK, has only 42 recognized accents! πŸšͺ

The London subway, or the β€œTube,” 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. πŸšͺ

Six of the 10 wettest counties in the UK are in Scotland. Almost every low-pressure system that barrels east out of the North Atlantic passes over Scotland. πŸšͺ

Wales is actually home to a town called Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwlllllandysiliogogogoch. πŸšͺ

The first motorist ever to be charged by police for speeding was an Englishman, Walter Arnold, on the 28th January 1896. He was driving at 8 mph in a 2 mph zone (He was pursued and caught by a policeman riding a bicycle.) πŸšͺ

[Photo + Video Credit] @juicylucyham @joannaD @MagPie @jordanfoy @deanmartindale @kidcircus @IamJamesFrost @amandajoyh @kirstinmckee @copperline

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  • copperline

    56 main accent types! I didn't know this! 😳And yeah, let's talk about rain in Scotland... πŸ™ˆThanks for including one of my pics too! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  • daniel_try

    Someday i'll be there πŸ™πŸ»

  • amandajoyh

    Thanks for the feature :)

  • Margo_Hupert

    Most interesting πŸ˜Šβœ¨πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

  • sopranik

    Oooooooh ❀

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