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Capt. Robert Campbell
Capt. Robert Campbell, a British officer captured during World War I, was granted leave to visit his dying mother on one condition - that he return to captivity. He kept his word and returned, only to try escaping as soon as he returned.
In England, there's a phenomenon called the "half-time kettle effect" where power use surges at half-time during England's matches in the World Cup as everyone turns on their tea kettles at the same time.
In 2015, Britain will ban smoking in cars carrying children.
US eggs would be illegal in a British supermarket because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in US markets because they’re unwashed.
Omar bin Laden (Osama's son) was denied citizenship in Britain in 2007 because "Omar failed to provide his father's permanent address".
A study in the UK states that men need at least two "guys nights out" each week to stay healthy.
Black Friday in the UK is the Friday before Christmas. Instead of shopping, many people get very drunk!
The biggest burger in Britain, dubbed the 'Apocalypse Burger', is a mammoth 25,000 calories, weighs 11kg (25lb) and contains £150 (around $233 USD) worth of ingredients.