Thursday, July 27, 2006

It came from the UK

Fun Facts About the United Kingdom:

- The UK was established in 1801 by the Act of Union 1800, which merged the Kingdom of Ireland and the Kingdom of Great Britain.

- The UK is made up of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales on the island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland.

- The governmental system in the UK is a constitutional monarchy, and I'm not even going to go into that.

- The main religion in the UK is Christianity. It has one of the lowest levels of worship in the world, with less than 8% of people actually attending any form of worship on a regular basis.

- Education is mandatory from ages five to sixteen.

- Their flag is awesome.


- The Top 10 All Time Selling Albums in the UK:
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Oasis - What's the Story Morning Glory
Michael Jackson - Bad
Abba - Gold
Queen - Greatest Hits
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Simply Red - Stars
Madonna - Immaculate Collection
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

While we're on the subject, here's a little playlist of UK artists.

Click the artist image for more.

Dirty Pretty Things - You Fucking Love It

Milburn - Belle of the Ball

Arctic Monkeys - Leave Before The Lights Come On

The Duke Spirit - Love Is an Unfamiliar Name

The Coral - Dreaming of You

The Zutons - Why Won't You Give Me Your Love

The View - Wasted Little Djs

Bloc Party - Helicopter (Breakneck Mix)

The Horrors - Count in Fives

The Pipettes - Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me

To download the playlist, click here.