While the bread and butter of Gizmodo UK is in the bits and bytes of technology, we have a lot of fun in the off-topic areas, with many of the stories being filed in the WTF category. Bookmark this page for the sillier stories, from ridiculous examples of body-art, to... sausages made of skittles?
If it really came down to it, and you did have to defend yourself against an interstellar attacker, would a traditional gun actually be able to do the trick? Let's gaze at the idea, and crunch some numbers to find out.
Who gave this telescope a lightsaber? Just kidding: this is, of course, the ESA's Optical Ground Station telescope in Tenerife, in the process of laser-tagging the International Space Station to establish a data connection. Read More >
We often look at disdain at the US and their large waistbands but this map shows that we aren't far behind them. Put together by Clinic Compare, it shows the percentage of the population in each country who are clinically obese.
While rubber itself has been around for centuries, elastic bands were only officially patented less than two centuries ago. Here now is a brief history of the humble, yet incredibly useful, elastic band.
Illustrator Ron Miller imagined how the Earth would look if it had Saturn's rings, and how their appearance would change from different parts of the globe. The result is a fascinating view that surely makes anyone wish we had such a spectacular view encompassing our globe.
It was announced last week that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history. Bloomberg went through the data of this finding and from that we have this animated graph, which puts it into perspective just how much warmer our climate is compared to decades gone by.