Scavenger Hunt Saturday—Destination: England
Can You Find England Where You Live?
England is the U.K.’s largest nation and ruled (just shy of) 25% of the world at the turn of the 20th century. It’s home to the oldest royal residence in use, Windsor Castle, and some of the most recognizable addresses on the planet—10 Downing Street, 221B Baker Street, and Number 4 Privet Drive should sound familiar. Peruse your book, music, or movie collection and you’re sure to find some English imports. Are you ready to find some of England Scavenger Hunt at home? Here are some other everyday items of English origin that might surprise you…
- Zoos—The first opened to the public in 1828, at London’s Regent’s Park.
- Jigsaw puzzles—English mapmaker, John Spilsbury introduced the first in 1767.
- The World Wide Web—its creation is credited to Englishman, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
- Stamps—The world’s first, the Penny Black, was used in England in 1840.
- Your favorite fairy tales—Goldilocks, Jack & the Beanstalk and The Three Little Pigs are traditional English tales.
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