The United Kingdom is located off of the northwestern coast of the European mainland and includes Great Britain, Ireland, and many other islands. The United Kingdom has a monarchy and parliamentary system that gives the whole place an air of nobility that leads to masses of tourism and respect every single year. The United Kingdom is only the 11th largest sovereign state in Europe and the 21st most populated country on the planet. Despite those fascinating numbers we have some truly mind blowing facts at the ready. Listed below are 12 absolutely mind blowing facts about the United Kingdom that will turn you into the life of the party!
British Law technically allows the killing of an armed Scotsman.
We all have read about laws that live throughout the ages which are never repealed or replaced because they are already being ignored. In the United Kingdom, according to the law of the land, you can technically legally kill a Scotsman who steps foot in the city of York if he just so happens to be armed with a bow and arrow. Now, do we think that you’ll get away with murdering an armed Scotsman if you just so happen to come across one during your travels? Probably not. We figure that this is one law that will be swept from the books sooner than later, ideally, before it becomes a big problem. We can already imagine the vast tour groups that are out on their European river cruises having to see this law in action first hand. Yikes.