Did you know that British chancellors are allowed to drink alcohol while giving the annual budget statement? It's true! Alcohol is prohibited in Parliament, with one exception - the so-called “Budget Tipple.” Past chancellors have sipped on whisky, gin and tonic, and brandy while delivering their speeches. You might be familiar with VeggieTales, a wholesome show featuring vegetables retelling Bible stories. What you may not know is that the creator chose vegetables in the first place because they were easier to animate than humans or animals with limbs and hair. Also interesting fact - VeggieTales was only going to feature Old Testament stories because the creator's mom didn't want Jesus shown as a vegetable! Have you ever wanted to send a letter underwater? In Japan, there's an actual functioning mailbox located 10 meters below sea level. Postmaster Toshihiko Matsumoto put it there in hopes of attracting people to Kii Peninsula - and it works! The mailbox receives hundreds of letters every day.
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Chancellors within the British Parliament can drink alcohol while delivering the annual budget statement.