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Crossing the Channel

200,000 years ago, England and France were part of the same land mass.

Melting camembert
inspired the famous Salvador Dalí painting “The Persistence of Memory”.

At its narrowest, the Channel is 34 kilometres across.

Some calvados (apple brandy) is matured for over 30 years before it is released to drink.

In the 18th century, household essentials like tea were taxed at 70% of their actual cost.

Each cider producer can bottle up to 85,000 bottles of cider a year.

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