Category Archive: England

May 07 2014

Bring the Speed: City Block-Long Slip-n-Slide

What do you do when you have an excess of hay bales, tarps, and dish soap? Make a giant slip-n-slide obviously. A steep city street was transformed into a water slide made of hay bales and tarpaulin as part of an interactive art project. Park Street in Bristol was cleared of traffic and turned into …

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Mar 19 2014

Secret’s Out: Map of Harry Potter Locations

When I read any book I like to imagine where in the real world the story might be taking place. Even stories that aren’t set in our world like Lord of the Rings or A song of Ice and Fire I like to think about what real-world areas or groups of people are being described. …

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Mar 14 2014

Road Closed to Search for Man’s Missing Penis

There’s a title I never thought I’d get to write. Police in Middlesborough, Cleveland, England closed a busy road yesterday to search for an injured man’s severed penis. Or at least that’s how the story goes. A busy dual carriageway had to be closed by police as they searched for the severed penis of man …

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Mar 14 2014

Scientific Fact: The 5 Second Rule

A research team at Aston University in England were recently bored and looking to spend some grant money. If you’re not a regular reader you don’t know that this usually results in the study of subjects that probably don’t need studying. This time around they decided to study the 5-second rule (also known as the …

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Mar 04 2014

Cuteness Competition: Grand National “Bunny Show”

What are you doing right now? Would you like to see a bunny show? Don’t lie to me you know you would. I mean, bunnies. The Rabbit Grand National, a bunny show, was recently held in Yorkshire, England. It has just about everything you could ever want in a rabbit-based competition. Running, jumping, leashes, trophies, …

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Feb 26 2014

Didn’t See that Coming: Crystal Ball Starts House Fire

What is the last thing you want to hear while you try to take an afternoon nap. For me it’s a smoke detector. I get to nap rarely enough that when I finally do lie down I think I would rather burn to death than have a smoke detector go off and wake me up. …

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Feb 25 2014

Play it Again: Holy Stomping

When’s the last time you found a really good, amazingly simple, outlandishly dumb, and endlessly entertaining Internet game? If it’s been a while then today is the day for a new one. Holy Stomping is the new game in which you play as the Foot of Cupid from Monty Python and you stomp things. Holy …

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Feb 24 2014

Want: Mini Museum

If you were looking for something to get me for Make-Up-Your-Own-Holiday Day, it should be this. This is a mini museum containing up to 33 specimens of rare and amazing things. Dinosaur fossils, moon rocks, palm trees from Antarctica, London bridge, etc. Basically everything that you have ever wanted to collect but your mom wouldn’t …

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Feb 19 2014

Who You Gonna Call: Ghost Captured on Video in one of Britain’s Oldest Pubs

What channel are those stupid ghost hunters shows on these days? Seems like I’ve seen them on History and Discovery and SyFY recently are they still on any of those. I guess it doesn’t matter because you can see it here and you don’t have to deal with the BS that is that kind of …

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Feb 14 2014

Complaining Mother Ask for an Access Ramp, Gets What’s Coming to Her

  A mother in the UK has spent two years campaigning and complaining to get better access to her home for her disabled 7-year-old daughter who is wheelchair-bound. I’m not sure how things usually work in England when you complain for two years but I hope the outcomes are usually like this. “The council” installed …

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