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?
Hey man, how's it going? Just getting some exercise in. You know, running, lifting, jamming packages into mailboxes while wearing a gas mask and body armour then hurrying away before the bomb squad shows up to explode my stuff.
In an epic tale of a Welsh community coming together, a toy cat was cut free from a clothes recycling bank after passers-by thought they heard a local pregnant cat meowing from within. It wasn't a simple job either, the bank had to be shipped 20 miles to a specialist engineering yard with heavy duty steel cutting equipment -- not even the Firemen could get it out.
Blur's bassist Alex James has turned desperate -- after shilling his cheese to all and sundry in every possible newspaper and magazine (and throwing a festival that's now been dubbed "Worstival"), he's now pimping Windows Phone with Microsoft, lending his name to a new social-rewards campaign called Into.
When a couple goes on Maury (America's most electrifying daytime TV talk show) to prove who's the father of a baby, it's usually a sordid tale of lying, cheating and deceit. But no story can ever get better than this: Joe, the alleged baby daddy, accuses Tom from freaking MySpace of being the real father of his girlfriend's baby because Tom was her very first friend on MySpace.
The European Union has been sort of a cluster-doodie this last couple of weeks, but at least they're not lobbing tear gas canisters at each other. South Korean Parliament on the other hand? Not so much.
Microsoft is trying to hire new employees by luring them with god's greatest creation, the devil's most delicious treat and man's greatest love: bacon. They've set up a bacon cart (!) outside of Amazon's offices and will give away free bacon to everyone. EAT BACON, WORK MICROSOFT.
If this woman told you she was a doctor and you wanted butt implants, would you let her inject a mixture of cement, super glue, mineral oil and Fix-A-Flat tire mender into your buttocks? But of course you would!
Cut a hole in a box. Put your crashed Ferrari in that box. Make her put that box... in the living room. And that's the way you do it. Unbelievably, that's really how you create a Crashed Ferrari Coffee Table.
Double you tee eff doesn't begin to explain this. This lunatic takes being a pyro to the next level. He stuffs his mouth with some sort of powder, waves a fan through his ear and starts a fire THROUGH HIS MOUTH.
When someone has a constant live webcam feed set up in their home, it's usually a good bet that it's for something super pervy or really, really paranoid. But then there's that one-in-a-big-number chance that it's actually useful, like when this lady perchanced upon some dudes robbing her house and called the emergency number.