Britain is an amazing country that the vast majority of the population associates with the queen, tea and damp rainy weather. It is noteworthy that everything is the other way around here, in particular, car traffic is left-hand. Therefore, it will be interesting for everyone to study interesting facts about Britain. In Britain there are 2 separate taps for hot and cold water. Thus, our compatriot has no choice but to close the sink with a stopper, open 2 taps and enjoy water procedures to wash his face. Of course, such a process is not very convenient, but its true reason for this order is still a mystery.
Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t always rain in England. If we compare the features of the climate with other parts of the world, then Britain has a fairly comfortable weather. The average temperature in winter is 0-6 degrees Celsius, while in summer it can rise up to 24 degrees. England is in 46th place in terms of precipitation. Despite being ranked 25th, the United States is not called a rainy country. Most likely, the reason lies in the increased duration of the winter period compared to the summer. That is why the deceptive impression of consistently bad weather is created.
Speaking of climatic features, the British are quite sultry people. The photographs often show the British in summer clothes in winter. The frost resistance of the population is striking, although in the conditions of a real Russian winter, the British, most likely, would have behaved differently. Continuing the theme of the weather.
The British simply love to talk about this topic, it is not for nothing that such a concept as “English weather-talk” has appeared. It is customary to begin acquaintance and addressing a stranger with such questions. Also, the discussion about the weather outside the window is filled with awkward pauses in the conversation, and close people love to talk about this topic. Moreover, a friendly attitude on the part of the Briton is guaranteed if the conversation starts not with the banal “How do you do”, but with the mention of morning rain, bright sun or increased clouds.
Work as a taxi driver
There are thousands of streets of different sizes in London. Therefore, getting a job as a taxi driver is not so easy, not to mention the employment of foreign citizens. Local authorities conduct real test exams for knowledge of the location of objects and houses.
Famous Big Ben
Big Ben, a symbol of London and Great Britain, is not just a clock tower. For the British, such statements offend national feelings. First of all, Big Ben is a bell that weighs about 14 tons. It is located directly behind the huge dial, so it does not enter the field of view.
The British are a rather secretive people. It is not customary for them to immediately give their name during their acquaintance, not to mention other personal information (place of residence, marital status, etc.). Even if you introduce yourself, you can hear something polite in response from a true Englishman.
At the same time, he will diligently hide his name. At the same time, curiosity is characteristic of the British people, they willingly talk on abstract topics. For such purposes, a special game “Guessing-game” was invented, in which truthful answers should be given to leading questions, although not always straightforward.
The English dream is fundamentally different from the American one. The overwhelming majority of the British want to acquire their own estate and devote all their time to gardening work. Therefore, the controversial British people are quite peculiar, but this does not prevent them from being friendly and hospitable.