Awesome things you should know before visiting london

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1. In 1814, after a vat ruptured, a wave of beer flooded the city killing 8 people. It is known as the London Beer Flood. .....
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2. Contrary to popular belief, Big Ben isn t a tower. The bell inside the tower is called Big Ben. The tower itself is actually called The Elizabeth Tower .....
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3. Chess boxing is an up and coming sport in London. Just like it sounds, players alternate between rounds of chess and round of boxing .....
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4. The Christmas tree on Trafalgar Square is given to the people of London every year by the people of Norway for their help during World War II .....
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5. An estimated half million mice live in the London Underground .....
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6. In 2008, when alcohol on public transport was about to be banned, passengers sat all day on the subway drinking beers right up until the ban started. .....
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7. The NYPD (New York Police Department) has officers stationed in London .....
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8. The organizers of the 2012 London Olympics wanted Keith Moon to be one of the acts. They realized only later that he had already been dead for more than three decades .....
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9. Ships of the Royal Navy that enter the Port of London are still required to give the Constable of the Tower a bottle of rum (according to laws that haven t been changed) .....
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10. A statue of George Washington in Trafalgar Square stands on soil that was imported from the US in order to honor the promise never to step foot on British soil again .....
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11. In 1251 the King of Norway gave King Henry III a polar bear. The king kept it on a really long chain in the Tower of London so it could swim in the river .....
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12. During the 18th century people would pay to watch inmates at Bedlam Asylum. And on Tuesdays entry was free. .....
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13. The City of London actually has less than 8,000 residents and is one of the smallest cities in the UK. Greater London includes all of the districts surrounding the City. Its population is in the millions and is what people think of when they hear the word London even though it is not technically a city. .....
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14. Rudolf Walter Richard He§, a Nazi politician was the last prisoner to be held at both the Tower of London and Spandau Prison in Germany. .....
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15. A London Burger King sells a $200 burger that includes ingredients like white truffle .....
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16. In order to prevent people from texting during movies the Prince Charles Cinema hired ninjas that stood in the back of the theatre and scared people who were being disruptive .....
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17. London is a minority majority city. This is because as of 2011 less than half of the population is white (49.9%). .....
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18. The 1908 Russian Olympic team didn t get to London on time because they hadn t yet switched to using the Gregorian calendar .....
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19. In order to become a taxi driver in London you have to memorize every single street and pass a test called The Knowledge . It allegedly takes several years to memorize the entire city. .....
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20. The scientist that designed the V2 rocket for the Germans (Wernher Von Braun) always wanted to go to space. Unfortunately, his rocket was instead used as a weapon. After the bombing of London he was famous for noting that the rocket worked perfectly except for landing on the wrong planet .....
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21. In 1931 the Times of London came up with the Times New Roman typeface when they were accused of using ugly and dated fonts .....
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22. London has around 20 subterranean rivers flowing beneath its streets .....
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23. During the 18th century, nearly one out of every five women in London was employed as a prostitute .....
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24. Driving in London during the day often requires you to pay a congestion fee . Some people apparently avoid this by registering their cars as private taxis and not picking people up .....
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25. The Olympics in 2012 saw the biggest military presence in London since the end of World War II .....
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Door duty. Even designers live in awkward spaces. Jane Taylor has created a number of devices for her Chelsea mansion flat, including the kitchen door which doubles as CD storage. .....
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Order the smallest portion of everything. If youre out and ordering a sub, get the 6 inch sandwich. Buy a small popcorn, a small salad, a small hamburger. Again, studies find we tend to eat whats in front of us, even though wed feel just as full on less. .....
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Christmas SMS 62. May Success be with U in everything that u do Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! .....
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22 Mukhis Rudraksha. Gauri Shankar rudraksha is the Unified form of Shiva & Parvati represented by two naturally joined rudraksha. It opens up the Hrit Padma chakra and aligns oneself with Universal love. Aids Dhyan and meditation. Harmonizes relationships of the wearer. .....
Awesome Things You Should Know Before Visiting London
Awesome Things 3. Chess boxing is an up and coming sport in London. Just like it sounds, players alternate between rounds of chess and round of boxing .....
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Benefits of Black berries
Diarrhea. blackberry leaf tea for relieving nonspecific acute diarrhea. Tannins in the leaves can alleviate this problem, according to Flora Health. The Commission E advises taking 4.5 grams of blackberry leaves daily as a tea or other internal supplement. .....
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Do not. Smoke or strike a match Operate any electrical switches or appliance controls, Pull an plugs from outlets Use a flashlight or lighter Use a telephone or cell phone from the building .....
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VERDON GORGE PROVENCE FRANCE. Often called Europe s most beautiful river canyon Verdon Gorge is known for its striking blue waters. Drive around the rim or head to the tiny hilltop village of Rougon for panoramic vistas. .....
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The square wheel bike. It might not be super useful for getting anywhere .....
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It takes 8 bees all their life to make one single teaspoon full of honey. A teaspoon of honey to make your tea a bit sweeter .....
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Season. Kiwi fruits are available on the market from April through December, but are most abundant from June to October. The taste of kiwi fruits is similar to a mixture of bananas, pineapples and strawberries, and is an excellent source of vitamins and mine .....
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Do NOT Ask for Salary in Between the Interview. This is very important point. Do NOT ask for salary in between the interview. It is bad manners. You should ask only in the end. .....
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Sri Lanka. Exit Country Code + 94 + Area Code + The Number The Sri Lanka country code is 94. The nationality of Sri Lanka is Sri Lankans.The capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayewardenepura KotteLargest Cities in Sri Lanka by population: Colombo, Dehiwala-Mount L .....
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Knitting With Dog Hair. Come to think of it, scarves made of wool from some strange, anonymous sheep have always felt a bit impersonal. .....
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Good snack option. This research suggests that almonds may be a good snack option, especially for those concerned about weight. .....
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