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

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

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