неділя, 15 липня 2018 р.

1. Big Ben - it's actually a huge bell inside the clock tower, which in turn is called the tower of Elizabeth II.
2. The font Times New Roman was created by the printers of the London newspaper "The Times" in 1931.
3. The population of London speaks more than 300 languages, more than in any other city in the world.
4. The London buses were not always red. Until 1907 on different routes in London operated buses of different colors.
4. The London buses were not always red. Until 1907 on different routes in London operated buses of different colors.
5. In the huge Westminster Palace in London there are 1000 rooms, 100 staircases, 11 courtyards, eight bars and six restaurants that are not open to the public, but are financed from the state budget. Westminster Palace was specially built on the river bank so that it could not be completely surrounded by a crowd.
6. Some strange names of London streets: The Cyclops Stables, Black Boy's Lane, Bleeding Heart Street and Ha Ha Street on Greenwich.
7. Once a week, London Burger King offers a "golden burger" for $ 200. The burger is filled with white truffles, slices of ham Pata Negra, beef Vagyu, balsamic vinegar from Modena, Cristal onion, rapant salad and pink Himalayan rock salt. Profit from the sale goes to the charity fund.
8. The very first zoo in the world was opened in London in 1828. 
9. London is on the zero meridian, it is also called Greenwich. 
10. In Britain they like to collect unnecessary statistics. Here is a good example of statistical research: every year in the country, 488 people injure themselves with lightning from clothing, and 3,078 people are seriously injured by ordinary house slippers.