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Fascinating Facts

Country: United Kingdom

  • The first postage stamp was created in the U.K. It was designed in May 1840, and it featured Queen Victoria.

  • Killing a swan is illegal in the U.K. Killing one can get you a fine of £5,000 or a 6-month sentence.

  • During the 16th century, the king raised a tax for everyone with a beard.

  • 27% of people in the U.K. are obese, the highest percentage in the world.

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