The Black Book of Carmarthen, named for the color of its binding and believed location of origin (the Augustinian Priory of Saints John the Evangelist and Teulydog in Carmarthem), is the oldest surviving manuscript written in the Welsh language.
Kind of an odd episode, no? Lana and Archer take a trip to Wales in "Achub Y Morfilod," which was penned with the input of guest actor Matthew Rhys (who plays a spy on another FX show, The Americans). It's not the romantic getaway Archer envisions ... but thanks to the usual "idiot Archer shit," it's his own damn…
There's no forgetting where you are when you visit this climbing wall—because the place name is spelt out in giant letter along its 40-meter length.
A network of three giant trampolines has been built in a quarry cave in the Welsh town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. You have to wear white overalls and helmets in it, so we're stupidly close to getting the world's largest game of Kosho going here.
Here's a fun little Google Maps easter egg: ask for directions from Snowdon to the Brecon Beacons in Wales, and it'll estimate travel time by car, bus, foot, plane, bicycle, or... dragon! The journey takes 21 minutes by the country's national emblem apparently, compared to 3 hours 20 minutes by car. [The Next Web]
Should you visit Roald Dahl Plass on Google Maps, you will notice a jovial waving woman. She resembles a nanny who adheres to the philosophy that a small heap of sweetener allows medication to travel effortlessly down the gullet in a manner that most satisfactory. This appearance has not been lost to Tumblr user …
And by The Prisoner we mean the 1967 "Patrick McGoohan tooling around in a Lotus 7 Prisoner," not the 2009 TV miniseries nobody particularly enjoyed. In the Welsh county of Gwynedd, you can visit the faux-Mediterranean Portmeirion resort, which served as the shooting location for the cult classic television series.
Marijuna farmers tried it with bears, and now a parks and recreation department in Wales wants to do it with bees: critters as cheap security.
Vandals are damaging a historic site in Wales, and its operators have come up with an ingenious solution: protect the place with bees. This should work, for as noted bee expert Homer Simpson once observed, bees will bite your bottom, and then your bottom's big.
Remember that time you carried that box home and it was like sooo heavy? Yeah, shut up. The quarry where some of Stonehenge's original rocks came from has been discovered, and the people of 5,000 years ago dragged them 160 miles.
Simon Dale was fed up. He'd had enough of what he calls "mass produced box design" homes so he did something about it—he moved his family to the Welsh countryside and hand-built a "Hobbit house" even Peter Jackson would envy.
One of the most puzzling mysteries is how Stonehenge, the prehistoric circle of stones in England, came to be. We know it was built around 4,500 years ago, and the stones came from Wales, some 250km away...but how?
In one of the funnest examples of merging animals with technology yet, these herders took to the hills of Wales to create huge sheep-driven LED displays. Baaaad ass!
A team of Welsh scientists have spent long nights camped out in a busy nightlife neighborhood of Cardiff from 11pm to 3am with one goal-studying the way Welshmen stagger when they're shitfaced in order to build an accurate computer model of the phenomenon. They aim to use their data to help city planners design…
Raunchy Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood is a guilty pleasure, featuring glam-rock cyborgs, small-town mass murder and giant monsters from outside of time. The good news is you won't have to watch any Doctor Who to understand what's going on. Torchwood is edgy, saucy fare that belongs on premium cable. Sort of like Mad…