100 great things about Britain

Seeing johnecash's post about America, and i'm bored, so deciding to do one about Britain :P
If anyone thinks of others, add them at the bottom :D

(in no particular order, just the order i think of them)
1. Football
2. The Royal Family
3. Fish and Chips
4. Buckingham Palace
5. Big Ben
6. The London Eye
7. Wimbledon
8. Roast dinners
9. Cricket
10. Baseball (apparently we invented this, proof in the link below)
11. A bunch of other sports: click me :D
12. Sense of humour
13. Cheese rolling
14. The red arrows
15. Driving on the left
16. Black cabs
17. The pound
18. The Queen
19. Harry Potter
20. English breakfast
21. James Bond
22. Shakespeare
23. Pubs
24. The Beatles
25. Tea
26. The Tower of London
27. The English language
28. Chip butty's
29. Bacon sandwiches
30. Cockney rhyming slang
31. The white cliffs of Dover
32. Free healthcare
33. The largest ever empire
34. Rain
35. The English accent
36. Monty Python
37. Red buses
38. Strawberries and cream
39. Stonehenge
40. The legend of Robin Hood
41. London underground
42. Dr Who
43. The xfactor & Britain's got talent (leading to these shows in other places across the globe, America and China for example)
44. London bridge
45. Mr Bean
46. Drunkenness abroad
47. Jack the Ripper
48. Bagpipes (typically Scottish)
49. Guy Fawkes
50. Sir Isaac Newton
51. The industrial revolution
52. David Beckham
53. Many great comedians
54. Castles e.g. Windsor
55. The river Thames
56. Led Zeppelin
57. The Rolling Stones
58. Cream
59. Pink Floyd
60. The mini
61. Aston Martin
62. Rolls Royce
63. The inbetweeners
64. Rugby (though i think it's included in the list of sports above, but meh)
65. Cadbury chocolate
66. Darren Shan
67. Sir Alan Sugar
68. Myself (obviously):P
69. Other amazing Sharenators from Britain e.g.SkinnyBill
70. The legendary Champions League song composed by an English composer, song is here, or the long version
71. just watch 5 seconds
72. Little Britain
73. The Titanic
74. Derren brown
75. Submarines
76. Television
77. Sherlock Holmes

And here's a short section of the German part of me kicking in, with my (limited) knowledge of what German's are known for:
1. Beer
2. Oktoberfest (a beer festival)
3. The Berlin wall
4. Really long words
5. Currywurst
6. Many great musicians e.g. Johann Sebastian Bach
7. Albert Einstein
8. Sausages
9. Cars e.g. BMW
10. The German Shepherd (which are the best dogs ever!!)
11. No speed limit
12. Haribo's
13. Putting the towel on the sun bed right at the crack of dawn
14. A clean country
15. Nice people
16. Advent calendars
17. Michael Schumacher
18. Leiderhossen
19. Handball
20. Nena (this is a famous German song, you may have heard of it?) here
21. German engineering
22. Gingerbread houses
23. Christmas tree
24. Easter bunny
25. Easter egg hunts
26. The tune for 'here comes the bride' The original lyrics (i think)
27. Myself (obviously) :P
28. Other legendary Sharenator's from Germany e.g. JV34

This post sorta went off in a tangent from things which make Britain (and then Germany) great, to what they're known for. Meh, oh well. If anyone can think of others please comment, and i'll add them in, my mind has gone blank and i can't think of others :P

Help get the list to 100 pls? :D

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  • 2

    The Royal Family? Reeeaaally.... I'd have to say that's one of the worst things about Britain.

    And Jack the Ripper was a rapist murderer.

    that's why at the end i said i went off in a tangent and just listed things Britain are known for :P
    - Fail4424 October 19, 2012, 7:22 pm
    haha fair enough!
    - poopiteepoop October 19, 2012, 7:25 pm
    - SkinnyBill October 20, 2012, 4:17 am
    comparing the Queen to a kitten..hm
    that's something i've never heard before
    - Fail4424 October 20, 2012, 5:21 pm
    Not any old kitten, but a declawed kitten :)
    - SkinnyBill October 20, 2012, 7:09 pm
    ah, it gets better!
    btw..have you ever seen a single coin with the shield on it?
    - Fail4424 October 20, 2012, 7:16 pm
    Yes, the £1 coin. Well, the new ones which came out with the coins with bits of shield.
    - SkinnyBill October 21, 2012, 6:08 am
  • 2

    I feel ripped off... Your post promised 100 things... Just saying...

    i'm going to get to 100 eventually, it's too late to think properly now :P
    if you've got any suggestions i can add them in
    - Fail4424 October 19, 2012, 9:36 pm
    Jag, Bentley, Austin Martin, rolls Royce, top gear, and I would say mini but its German now.
    - johnecash October 19, 2012, 9:49 pm
    Well, you forgot:
    The Beatles
    Pink Floyd
    Led Zeppelin
    Deep Purple
    The Rolling Stones
    Jethro Tull
    The Who
    and that's just off the top of my head, you can probably thinks of heaps more
    - Jackylegs October 19, 2012, 10:47 pm
    old minis are just so much better though, so I reckon it should still be on the list
    - poopiteepoop October 20, 2012, 6:19 am
    Still made in England though! Production of Mini's for the entire world is based in Oxford.
    - TryThat October 20, 2012, 12:03 pm
    #24 is the Beatles
    i'll add some of these in, though i don't want the list to be just musicians
    - Fail4424 October 20, 2012, 5:23 pm
    Well you seemed to be struggling. Music's your forte, that and conquering shit.
    - Jackylegs October 21, 2012, 9:29 am
    i am struggling some what yes, but i will get to 100 eventually! :P
    - Fail4424 October 21, 2012, 10:54 am
  • 1

    Cadbury chocolate
    Darren Shan

    I love Darren Shan.
    I started writing the wikipedia article for it years ago (in German). After a couple of minutes, some other guy expanded it greatly. Feels good man.
    - JV34 October 20, 2012, 1:29 pm
    i've just started rereading the demonata series again, love it :)
    - BadassSquirrel October 20, 2012, 5:10 pm
  • 1

    you forgot to add yourself! and all the great other members on sharenator who come from britian!
    hello there stranger XD

    heya Stranger, havn't seen you around these parts in a while,
    you been ok?

    i included myself in both lists, along with others here :P
    - Fail4424 October 21, 2012, 10:53 am
    ive been packed with work :D
    i miss you all so so much
    how have you been?
    all good? school and all?
    - MissRandom October 21, 2012, 2:17 pm
    awh, work can be a pain
    try and find some more time to be with us if you can!
    i'm fine, school's bad as usual, but meh, what can you do
    good to be hearing from you, and hoping for more :D
    - Fail4424 October 21, 2012, 6:04 pm
  • 1

    Don't you mean Aston Martin?
    And depends which way you look at a lot of it :P i'm personally far from being a royalist :)
    Fair enough on most of it though :)

    • Bekenel
    • October 21, 2012, 10:04 am
    yes, i do mean Aston Martin :P
    i litrally just copied and pasted from Jackyleggs above, whoops :P
    The royal family, tbh i don't see the point, (except in SkinnyBills video above showing why we make lots of money off them), but they're still a very British thing
    - Fail4424 October 21, 2012, 10:51 am
    Even though England has technically never had a Monarch of English origin? :)
    - Bekenel October 22, 2012, 11:21 am
    what'd you mean? was King Henry 8th French? or Lizzy Polish?
    Aren't they English?
    - Fail4424 October 22, 2012, 1:37 pm
    Only in terms of national identity - By heritage, we never have - the first king of all England was Alfred the Great, who was a saxon - from Saxony in German lands. A number of saxon (germanic) kings followed him, until Danish Kings took over, before the restoration of wessex to the throne (wessex meaning west saxon- germanic). This ended in 1066 with the accession of William, who was Norwegian/French. That started a long line of French monarchs all the way down to Henry 7th, who was from a Welsh family. This ended in 1603, with the coronation of James 1st, a Scotsman. HIS line ended in 1689, with the accession of William 3rd, a Dutchman, and after his death and that of his wife and sister in law (both scottish), George 1st took over from the House of Hanover, which was German. That German line has continued up until now - although the name of Saxe-Coburg Gotha was changed to Windsor to make it sound more english, even though the family is, by heritage, German. Of course, in terms of national identity, they're all more or less English, but of their heritage, none are actually from an English line.
    - Bekenel October 22, 2012, 7:45 pm
    so, England is ruled by the Germans..how did Germany not win the war? :P

    i'm still ganna keep the royal family in the British section though, it's simpler that way :P
    - Fail4424 October 22, 2012, 8:23 pm
    That's something that would take a bit longer to answer so i won't bother :P in terms of this, the german monarchic line had taken power long before the german states unified in the 1870s under Bismarck.

    And that's fair enough :)
    - Bekenel October 23, 2012, 2:45 am
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