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.
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
The Chicken Tikka Masala was invented in Scotland, by a Glaswegian born chef that had actually been experimenting with soup.
In the UK, children over five years old are permitted to drink alcohol at home
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
In 2001 6,000 people in the UK were injured as a resulting of falling over their trousers
Its estimate that in Britain, accents change every 25 miles