The World's Most Disgusting Elevator Has Lickable Cookie Wallpaper

Obviously inspired by Willy Wonka, McVitie's, a baked goods company in the UK, decided to make the edible magic real by turning an entire elevator... lickable. Yes, lickable. There are 1,325 lickable cookies lining the wall which you can lick up and down as you go up and down. » 4/13/12 4:00pm 4/13/12 4:00pm

Raw Beef Bouquet: How to Land a Meat-Lover Lover

A box of chocolates? Yeah, that might be fine for omnivores, but what about that special carnivorous someone? How's about a dozen beef sirloin roses from this British butcher? Nothing says "Let's get carnal!" like a bouquet of carnage. [Hungree via Design You Trust] » 2/14/12 1:00pm 2/14/12 1:00pm

Stop Censoring the Names of Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Dickens and Other…

A cable company in the UK had a bit of a snafu with a super strict censoring system in its TV guide over the weekend. They were asterisking Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Dickens, the soccer team Arsenal, the movie Hancock and any other name or title that had a penis or butt related word in it. » 12/19/11 9:20pm 12/19/11 9:20pm

Man Calls the Police Complaining About a Flashing Light in the Sky Only…

A UK man noticed an unidentified 'flying' object in the night sky and said it flashing a bright white light into his home. He called the police trying to explain his situation. The police dutifully logged it down until... the same guy called back later and apologized, saying it was only the Moon. » 10/26/11 2:40pm 10/26/11 2:40pm

Why Is There a WWI Biplane On The Roof of This NYC Skyscraper?

The William Kaufman Organization had the right idea when it built an office tower at 77 Water Street in New York City. Instead of installing drab air conditioning units on the roof, the company plopped down a 1917 biplane. » 7/21/11 12:23am 7/21/11 12:23am

Artist Paints Tiny Pictures on Chewing Gum Spit Out on the Sidewalk

Ben Wilson, a British artist, paints tiny little paintings on the chewing gum that mar the sidewalk of London. He transforms those black and grey blobs into delightful, colorful and meaningful works of art. » 6/14/11 4:30pm 6/14/11 4:30pm

The World's Smallest Trailer Can Be Pulled By a Scooter

The QTvan is the perfect trailer for those who ride mobility scooters. Okay fine, those who ride electric scooters probably don't need a trailer but what if I told you the trailer fit a full size bed, 19-inch TV, a mini mini bar and follows you wherever you go? Yeah, I'd be sold too. » 4/27/11 8:00pm 4/27/11 8:00pm

Drunk Brit Arrested For Stealing Campaigning Japan Man's Megaphone

There are obvious rules you must adhere to when in another country—and this drunk Brit just broke one of Japan's most well-known. Instead of shuffling along and ignoring campaigning political parties' megaphone announcements like everyone else, he grabbed the megaphone and shouted something drunken about how loud and… » 4/25/11 1:00pm 4/25/11 1:00pm

Man Told His All-Terrain Wheelchair Can't Be Used as It Resembles a Tank

Jim Starr's wheelchair may be able to transport him across snow, sand and surf (and probably even the surface of the moon), but he won't be wheelin' it on British roads any longer because it's been classed as a tank. » 1/21/11 10:00am 1/21/11 10:00am

Army Tanks of the Future Could Use E-Ink to Become Invisible

What's the best way to sneak up on an enemy? Staying invisible. What's a material which could help something as large as an armored vehicle camoflage with its surroundings? E-ink. Yes, the very same technology that's used in ereaders. » 1/14/11 5:00am 1/14/11 5:00am

Motorists, You've Got a Rodent of a Car to Look Out For

Forget trying to guess how many clowns can fit in this children's coin-operated-ride car, normally seen outside supermarkets—it's obvious just the one normal-sized man is capable of squeezing in, knees around ears. » 11/10/10 1:20pm 11/10/10 1:20pm

Good Morning, Britain!

Going through some sort of third-life crisis, 30 year old British plumber Colin Fruze did what every road-rager dreams of, but dares not do: attached a flame-thrower to his moped. Take that, Ford Mondeo men! [Daily Mail via GizmoWatch] » 3/25/10 5:40am 3/25/10 5:40am

Google Streetview Captures British People Drunkenly Vomiting

The British are very polite. There's no way you're going to catch them peeing on the street like some Spaniard. But you will, luckily for us, see them vomiting up a booze storm in broad daylight. » 3/19/09 2:40pm 3/19/09 2:40pm

British Boy Embarks On "Electric Shock Free-For-All" With Bulgarian…

If that headline didn't grab your attention, I don't know what will. A British 13-year-old smuggled a stun gun he bought on vacation into school, and proceeded to go a little zap-crazy. » 3/14/09 8:00pm 3/14/09 8:00pm

Welcome UK Gizmodo Readers!

For years, Gizmodo UK has been repurposed for the British Isles by my friend and Editor Martin Lynch. But given the rising prominence of world wide gadget launches, and that fact that not much translation is needed between Americanese and The Queen's English, we're redirecting all UK readers to the US site. Welcome… » 3/03/09 3:32pm 3/03/09 3:32pm

Road Sign Translation Snafu Proves Machines Are Less Lazy Than Humans

What happens when you ask a guy to translate something for you into a language you don't understand? This. The top part of the sign is in English, but when they emailed someone to translate that English into Welsh, the response actually said "I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be… » 11/01/08 4:00pm 11/01/08 4:00pm

Dr. Ashen Reviews The Flip Ultra and Creative Vado

Benny may have reviewed a bunch of cheap camcorders for our cheap camcorder Battlemodo, but he's much less British than we'd like. Good thing for us Dr. Ashen of Vii, PolyStation 3 and various other shitty gadget fame has decided to put two of them head-to-head. Spoiler alert: The Creative Vado sucks, even in the… » 7/28/08 1:30pm 7/28/08 1:30pm

Prince Charles' Modded Aston Martin Burns 4.5 Bottles of Wine Per Mile

Prince Charles has discovered the perfect use for crappy English wine: He is using it as biofuel for his classic Aston Martin DB6. The Prince converted the 38-year old car to accept ethanol to play his part in reducing carbon emissions in the UK. The wine in question is a white distilled from the excess stock of a… » 7/01/08 10:05am 7/01/08 10:05am

British Teen Repellent System Irritating US Residents Soon

You remember that lousy mosquito noise device generators in the UK that were supposed to drive teens away because only they could hear them? The ones that actually turned out to be audible to just about everybody? They're coming to the US. People here aren't too happy about it, with some bans and protests after (and… » 4/24/08 1:40pm 4/24/08 1:40pm

Why: Heathrow Airport Terminal 5's High Tech Failings

London Heathrow airport's latest building, Terminal 5, launched last month after almost two decades of planning, $8.5 billion dollars in cost, and 100 million hours in manpower. It is a glass and concrete and steel marvel, the largest free standing building in the UK, with over 10 miles in suitcase moving belts, and… » 4/12/08 5:00pm 4/12/08 5:00pm