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Wed 28 May 08 #1 
zara
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Subject: UK facts

Kent is best known as The Garden of England

“Murder in the Cathedral” tells the story of Thomas Becket

The Pilgrim’s Way starts in Winchester

Surrey is known as the Stockbroker Belt

Peterhouse is the oldest college in Cambridge
(founded in 1284)

King’s College is the most famous college in Cambridge

The first women’s college opened in Cambridge in 1871

The village of Haworth is situated in the Lake District

The Brontes lived in Haworth

The town of Whitby is associated with Bram Stoker’s Dracula

The Minster refers to York cathedral

You can find Swansea in Wales

Caernarfon is the ancient capital of Wales

The poet Dylan Thomas was born in Wales

“Cheddar” cheese comes from Somerset County

The county of Wiltshire is famous for its stone monuments

“Tweed” is produced in the island of Harris (in the Western Isles)

Scotland’s largest city is Glasgow

John O’Groats refers to the most northern part of mainland Britain

The Gaelic word “clann” stands for family

Scotland’s most famous poet was Robert Burns

The World Heritage Site by UNESCO in Northern Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway

Bushmills refers to the oldest whiskey distillery in the world

Sources: Dictionary of Britain; Spotlight on Britain.


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Wed 28 May 08 #2 
zara
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I hope this is the correct way of putting the subject.


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Thu 29 May 08 #3 
Nakul
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You have to format it in this way:

Kent -- Known as "The Garden of England"

and so on...


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Thu 29 May 08 #4 
Tushers
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And zara.... what question could we ask to encompass all these questions? i am trying to think but coming up a blank...


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Thu 29 May 08 #5 
JMK
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Thanks for your work on this Zara. This link will give you more information on how contributions need to be formatted for Factacular. Unless you are adding to existing subjects there does need to be one question that applies to all the answers and then a reverse question that applies to the same list. For example:

Where was the UK poet x born?
y was the birthplace of which UK poet?

Dylan Thomas -- Swansea, Wales
William Wordsworth -- Cockermouth, England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning -- Durham, England
etc.

Hope this helps.

The Giant's Causeway is already listed in the 'UNESCO World Heritage Sites' subject.

I have added Dylan Thomas and Robert Burns to the existing 'Birthplaces in General' topic.


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Thu 29 May 08 #6 
zara
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Thanks, Nakul, for your information.


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Thu 29 May 08 #7 
zara
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Well, Tushers, I think I had no idea on how putting the questions. There isn't one question, but several questions.
By the way... Did you vote for Dublin?


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Thu 29 May 08 #8 
Ritalex
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Thanks zara! Very interesting information! I think we can add some of these facts to already existing subjects. The other facts can give us ideas to create new subjects!


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Thu 29 May 08 #9 
JMK
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I have already added Dylan Thomas and Robert Burns to the existing 'Birthplaces in General' topic. If anyone has suggestions for where some of the other facts might go let me know.

If anyone has an idea for a new subject can you post it in the Contribution Trading Post .


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Fri 30 May 08 #10 
Tushers
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Hello Zara, i voted for Ireland in the eurovision if thats what you are asking me, but it is so political what is the point!!!

Lisbon treaty next to vote for!!!!!


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Sat 31 May 08 #11 
zara
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Ok, that's my mistake! Though I don't care much for song contests these days, it was what I had in mind. The treaty... I think my opinion is the same as yours.


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