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?
The BBC has up sticks and moved quite a large chunk of its operation up to Salford Media City. It’s all part of a cost saving effort, moving out of the expensive capital. Unfortunately not everything has been going hunky dory, as this caption balls-up shows.
Who said e-cigarettes were safer than regular smokes? I'm fairly certain a regular pack isn't going to explode in your mouth, but one unlucky Florida resident lost a few of his teeth and a chunk of his tongue after a faulty battery caused an electronic cigarette to explode, severely burning his face in the process.
This is Kiviak, a traditional winter foodstuff consumed by Greenlandic Inuits. It may look like a seal's carcass stuffed with whole, fermented birds because, well, it is. Trust me, this is one dish you'll want to eat outside.
Do you love to eat plastic? Of course you don’t, because you’re a sane food-eating person. You might chew on the odd pen or straw here and there, but that’s about it, right? Kailyn on the other hand -- not so much. She’s addicted to eating plastic.
£320,000 of jewelry is missing from a Chicago store after thieves drilled their way from a sushi restaurant into a jewelry store next door, evaded a state-of-the-art security system, and cracked a supposedly theft-proof safe.
In a disturbing story (that comes with a happy ending!), a bomb squad in Amherst, New York responded to reports of a suspicious package but instead of figuring out which colour wire to cut, they found a living cat sealed inside the box.
Oh dear Orville, has money really got that tight? You’re destroying some of my innocent childhood memories here; Keith looks like my granddad trying to be all “urban”. And what the hell have chickens got to do with a mobile phone network anyway?
The London Olympics were supposed to provide UK firms with work — the British taxpayer has to foot the ginormous bill for these dubiously profitable games somehow, after all.Now it turns out that something seemingly as simple as printing tickets for the events has been outsourced to the US, and it’s going to cost you £6 in postage for the privilege. What. The. Hell
Americanese fast food outlet Jack in the Box has some crap-your-pants good news that'll make today feel like your birthday: they're going to be selling bacon milkshakes. YES. What's even awesomer: vegetarians, Muslims and Jews can drink it too!
Getting stuck in an elevator's rare, but you'd assume the experience would fall somewhere between the opening of Speed and a late-night made-for-TV flick. A Chicago man turned it into Groundhog Day when, after being rescued from one elevator, he promptly got stuck in another on the way back down to safety.