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40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class

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The British and their tea

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Oh, the British. So proper! And quaint! So proper and quaint that all of their armored vehicles and tanks manufactured since 1945 come equipped with actual tea makers. The “Vessel Boiling Electric” was invented at the end of World War II when soldiers were looking for a way to make tea without having to leave their tanks. It’s a water heating system that allows the crew to heat water and cook food using power drawn from the vehicle’s electric supply. So, even in the midst of war, British soldiers are able to fix themselves a nice cup of tea. Sort of brilliant, and VERY British.

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