Do Mysterious Big Cats Prowl The English Countryside?

England's version of Big Foot or just the logical result of new laws that forced exotic pet owners to free their animals in the 1970s? One thing's for sure: reported sightings of big cats are on the rise in the UK, while new studies seek to prove their existence. » 1/19/15 2:16pm 1/19/15 2:16pm

The Queen Just Sent Her First Tweet

Pray silence...for the Queen's first tweet. 88-year old Elizabeth II sent a message from the royal @BritishMonarchy account this morning to mark the grand opening of the Science Museum's new Information Age Gallery. Bless. » 10/24/14 7:45am 10/24/14 7:45am

This Is Britain's Ultra-Secret Middle East Spy Base

It's emerged that Britain has an ultra-secret spy base in the Middle East which taps undersea cables running through the region. » 6/05/14 7:40am 6/05/14 7:40am

Remembering The Rusted, Crumbling Piers Of Seaside Britain

Beautiful beaches probably aren't the first thing that come to mind when thinking of jolly olde England, but seaside resorts have been popular getaways for city-dwellin' Brits for nearly two centuries. People do still go visit, but the Victorian-era piers that dot the coast have seen some better days. » 11/18/13 1:00pm 11/18/13 1:00pm

Archaeologists Found a Viking Parliament Buried Under a Parking Lot

There's some big excitement in the sleepy town of Dingwall, Scotland, where the remnants of Viking parliamentary gathering spot was just discovered under a parking lot. This is where Norse nobleman would get together and settle their differences before swords started swinging. Now it's a Camry hangout. » 10/25/13 10:20am 10/25/13 10:20am

What the Same Train Ride Looked Like in 1953, 1983 and 2013

We're all alive right now to know what 2013 is like. Some of us can tell stories about life 30 years ago. But most of us have no clue what life was like 60 years ago. This fantastic video by the BBC compares that whole timespan. It shows the same exact train ride filmed in 1953, 1983 and 2013, to reveal the… » 8/29/13 9:00pm 8/29/13 9:00pm

Perv Gets Prison After Victim's Nintendo DS Captures the Act

John Fisher probably figured he'd gotten away with inappropriately touching that 10-year old girl. That is, until police showed him the photos his victim took of him mid-molestation on her Nintendo DS. » 3/28/12 11:00pm 3/28/12 11:00pm

This Lady Just Predicted the Future—Or at Least the Weather—with…

Jemima Packington was born with the gift of foresight. Unfortunately, that future-vision is only legible by reading the positions of thrown asparagus. That's right—she's an asparamancer and she just foretold the births of two royal British heirs and Britain's imminent trouncing of the rest of the world in the 2012… » 2/04/12 2:00am 2/04/12 2:00am

How the US Planned to Destroy Britain Just a Few Years Before World War…

Invasion of Canada. Bombing raids on British industrial interests. Naval blockade. Chemical weapons. Six million troops fighting on the Eastern seaboard. This wasn't a crazy Nazi plan. It was the United States' strategy to destroy Britain as a world superpower. » 9/21/11 11:20am 9/21/11 11:20am

UK Gov Changes Mind on Idiotic Social Media Crackdown

British leadership has realized that banning citizens from using certain websites will not fix rioting, the Guardian reports. Accordingly, they're ditching their ill-conceived, ill-advised proposal to block suspected rioters from Twitter, Facebook, BBM, and other equally stupid, pretend security measures. » 8/25/11 2:40pm 8/25/11 2:40pm

Technology That Makes Tumors Touchy-Feely For Surgeons



What would a tumor feel like? Sadness? Despair? Hope? Surgeons will soon know, thanks to a device invented by Leeds University, England, which lets users judge the cancerous state of tumors, along with the best way to go about treatment. » 8/17/11 3:20pm 8/17/11 3:20pm

Police Arrested a Man for Planning a Water Fight Over BBM

You know when the Brits said they were going to investigate the use of social networks to organize crime? They weren't kidding. They've arrested and charged a 20-year-old man for planning a water fight (yes, a water fight) over BBM. » 8/15/11 7:40pm 8/15/11 7:40pm

UK Prime Minister's Anti-Tech Crackdown: Stupid, Useless, and Wrong

England's youths are angry and rioting. And, because it's 2011, they're using technology to organize. Well, as much as a violent mob can be organized. But British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to cut them off. He's very, very wrong. » 8/11/11 11:00am 8/11/11 11:00am

Teenager Arrested for Inciting Riots on Facebook

A 16-year-old's been arrested in Glasgow, Scotland, for attempting to kickstart a riot via Facebook, to match England's riots. While it's not yet known if his/her efforts will spark any trouble, Facebook has at least taken the page down. [TheDrum] » 8/09/11 9:42am 8/09/11 9:42am

Timelapse of London Burning During the Riots Is Almost Beautiful

There's something in the way the helicopters zip through the smokey air that conjures up thoughts of fireflies, and makes you forget the very-real damage rioters and looters caused in the Tottenham riots over the weekend. [via various tweeters] » 8/08/11 11:00am 8/08/11 11:00am

A Cinema Made from Fridges Sounds Very Cool

Sorry for the punnage, but it does! The pop-up cinema Films on Fridges has been built in London's trendy Hackney area, where it will serve up films until August 13th. Inspired by a fridge dumping-ground removed in 2005, the cinema has been built using 150 fridge doors—even for the seats and the bar. [Films on Fridges » 8/04/11 2:40pm 8/04/11 2:40pm

Britain to Let Its Residents Legally Copy a CD or DVD

You go, Britain. Sources claim the country will legalize the copying of CDs and DVDs for personal use. It could also make it legal for people to use copyrighted works in a parody without permission. » 8/02/11 10:03pm 8/02/11 10:03pm

Prince Charles Wobbles About On An Electric Bike For the First Time

I felt sorry watching the puppet-like "Prince of Wheels" wobbling about on an electric bike for the first time, surrounded by photographers and journalists. Apparently he thought it'd work like a scooter, not realizing he had to pedal. Oh dear. [Evening Standard] » 7/28/11 6:40am 7/28/11 6:40am

London's Olympics Medals Are the Heaviest Bling Yet

Designed by the model-maker for Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, the 2,100 medals created for the 2012 Olympics are the heaviest medals that'll ever hang around a summer games athlete's neck yet, at 400grams each. » 7/28/11 5:00am 7/28/11 5:00am

Why Snail Mail Should Just Die Already

You'd think the UK government would be able to at least afford A4 paper for its printers, considering the amount we pay in taxes. But according to The Telegraph, the HMRC forgot to order enough paper to print tax reminders. » 7/25/11 10:57am 7/25/11 10:57am