The Queen has a mortgage burning party Friday.
That marks the day Great Britain will have finally paid off it's loans to the US and Canada for money it borrowed during World War II.
Britain borrowe 2.8 billion pounds -- and began paying off the debt in 1950. With interest that comes to 4.8 billion pounds.
Considering the Iraq War has cost close to $400 billion so far, defeating Hitler and Tojo was a bargin. Oh, but we still get to pay off that debt here in the states. (The Sun)