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There are a lot of sheep in Wales


The population of Wales is 3.1 million. However, it’s thought there are nearly 10 million sheep. That’s why the Welsh are always associated with sheep.




. The Welsh reinvented the beer can


Felinfoel Brewery, the oldest brewery in South Wales, was the first place outside the U.S. to sell beer in cans in 1931. Pioneers them.


2. The town names are long and impossible to pronounce (unless your Welsh)


The Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the second longest place name in the world. The name of the town means “St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the Red Cave.” Now you try saying that after having a beer or two.


And loads more here


https://www.greatbritishbucketlist.com/fun-facts-about-wales

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"The population of Wales is 3.1 million. However, it’s thought there are nearly 10 million sheep. That’s why the Welsh are always associated with sheep."

Umm... :ermm:

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Yes....:D

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Elihu Yale, a Welsh, in 1684 became the first president of Fort St. George, Madras (now Chennai), India. He is best remembered as the primary benefactor of Yale College (now Yale University), which was named in his honor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elihu_Yale

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_University


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I assume Elihu had Welsh ancestry since he was born in Boston!

But I know now why Yale University is known as such

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I'm glad you talked our friend from Ukraine into coming to Wales; it's much safer in Wales.

And I see she has already landed a Welsh public-relations job!   :)

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She’d be safer here than Kyiv...and than being in the army.

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Assuredly.

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SFA, this video is so delightful, so informative! Makes me love Wales even more...she sees its beauty as an outsider...

In fact, I was interested in her given name, Mansoureh -- because it sounds Sufi! There is a very great Sufi saint and martyr, Mansour Al-Hallaj...and I suspect she is named for him, because I went to her channel description and she is Iranian, married to an Italian, and they both love traveling.

Question for you...with the ten million sheep, do you find it is easy to purchase high-quality woolen goods? Here in the US, maybe Tink will have a comment also --- but as a child, I always took it for granted that I could buy beautiful sweaters, thick beautiful high quality blankets, rugs...now if you can get these at all in wool, they tend to be ugly with terrible shedding and pilling.

So what is your own experience with this important issue? :D

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Well,i have two wool lined coats for wearing in Winter...

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Oh wow, well I am very impressed then, sirFurry! ;)  :O

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