FACT: Leeds is the second largest metropolitan district in the UK; extending 15 miles from east to west, and 13 miles from north to south. This wide boundary contains some 562 square kilometres - of which two thirds is Green Belt - affording some of the most beautiful scenery in Yorkshire. FACT: Natives of Leeds are known as Loiners. FACT: Kirkgate Market in Leeds is where Michael Marks first opened his Penny Bazaar (1884) which was to lead, ultimately, to the foundation of Marks & Spencer, in 1890. FACT: If stacked on top of each other, the amount of pies consumed in Leeds daily, could stretch out to the distance from the Earth to the Moon. FACT: The first and last fart powered factory was built in Leeds in 1896. The factory was open for just a day before a tragic methane explosion occurred. Now there's some scientific facts!—there's no real evidence for them—but they are scientific fact!