We all know that Great Britain is pretty awesome and has given the world some of the best actors, as well as a number of legendary bands that still rock the world today. But as much as we love the Brits and their versatile culture one can’t deny the fact that they are pretty weird. No, in fact, they are very weird and their weirdness is yet another thing that makes them famous. For example, did you know that good old English subway could’ve been filled with water for transportation! This is only the tip of the Iceberg of Weirdness, I assure you. Here are 10 proofs Great Britain is the weirdest place in the world.
Prince Harry and Prince William took part in filming Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi. Yes, you read that right! When the filming took place in London in 2016 the Royalty dropped by to take a glance at the shooting process and played a few stormtroopers themselves!
Queen Elizabeth II and Dracula are related. It’s not a joke! Historians believe that Mary of Teck, the Queen’s grandmother, was a distant relative of one of Vlad Dracula’s sons.
The original idea for London’s subway, which is the oldest in the world according to historians, was to fill the pathway with water! Thankfully, the idea was dropped in the end and it was decided to build railways instead of waterways.
Christmas is a bit unusual in Wales. People dress up in white robes and go around town with a horse skull on a stick, collecting treats and singing songs much like they do during certain European Christmas celebrations. But the whole sight is quite creepy!
Buckingham Palace is a beautiful place, but not many people know that it was built on the place of an old brothel. Now the palace features more than 700 rooms with 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. It’s a huge place and we can only imagine what the old brothel looked like back in the day.
Wales is home to a village with the longest name in the world – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It’s not a name that appeared naturally – it was created as an attraction for tourists. Still, it’s quite impressive!
It’s hard to tell why would anyone want this kind of service, yet in the UK you can actually hire people that will cry for a deceased person at a funeral. These professional mourners are actors and their services cost around £45 per hour.
London has more Indian restaurants than the biggest cities in India! All thanks to numerous immigrants that popularized their home cuisine, making it a kind of London’s staple feature. One of the most Indian dishes among Londoners – tikka masala – was actually invented in London, not in India!
Going to the cinema seems like a totally normal thing to do on Sunday, but not when you are in Northern Ireland. There is an actual law that prohibits going to the movies on Sundays! You can get a £50 fine if police catches you.
One of the weirdest things you’ll find when renting an apartment in Great Britain is the pipe system. Yes, that’s right! The Brits have two separate pipes for hot and cold water. This most annoying thing baffles anyone who comes to live there. Maybe back in the old times it made sense to separate water like that, this still happens in the modern apartments as well and is the least comfortable thing in the world.