UK Trivia Facts

Submitted by Inchcock

Friday, 9 December 2011

95% of £5 notes have been in contact with cocaine.

If you buy a lottery ticket at 7pm on Saturday, you are twelve times more likely to die in the hour before the draw than you are to win it!

The easiest way to become a millionaire is to convert £4 sterling into Turkish Lire.

The most dangerous part of a plane journey from the UK to Australia is the drive to the airport.

An average of four people a year in Britain are killed by writing instruments.

Three serious accidents a year in Britain can be attributed to pencil sharpeners.

Last year, 103 UK adults died in their bathtubs.

29 million porn magazines are sold in the UK each year.

Britons eat on average 3.2 curries a week - spending £2.98 billion every year.

Lambeth council in south London owes £858 million - this is more than the national debt of Guatemala.

The average British motorist is overcharged by £19.60 a year for their petrol due to faulty fuel pumps.

The UK has a higher percentage of millionaire Government Ministers that any other country.

On average, in the UK per year:
488 people are injured by zips;
3,078 people are injured by slippers;
315 people are injured by photo frames;
and 78,000 are injured by dogs.

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