A baby cage
A baby cage

Did you know that baby cages were briefly fashionable in the 1930s? Or that you cannot handle salmon "under suspicious circumstances". That's according to a list of nine strange facts about the UK, compiled by Brilliantly British.

  1. The world's shortest flight is in Scotland between Westray and Papa Westray in Orkney - it lasts for just two minutes and spans a mile

  2. The Chicken Tikka Masala was invented in Scotland, by a Glaswegian born chef that had actually been experimenting with soup.

  3. In the UK, children over five years old are permitted to drink alcohol at home

  4. Ever year Gloucestershire hosts a cheese rolling competition where a 9lb cheese is rolled down a hill and participants chase after it. The winner gets to keep the acheese

  5. In 2001 6,000 people in the UK were injured as a resulting of falling over their trousers

  6. Its estimate that in Britain, accents change every 25 miles

  7. In the 1930s, baby cages were briefly fashionable

  8. TfL bylaws explicitly state a person must join the back of a queue when asked to line up by an official

  9. It is "illegal to handle salmon under suspicious circumstances" under the 1986 Salmon Act

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