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?
Taking wrong to a whole new level, a company called First Impression Molds is responsible for this utterly horrifying silicone baby mold that can be used to make everything from soaps, to chocolates, to the worst centerpiece you can imagine.
Hopefully someone at the Sunday Times is just having a laugh, either that or it's made a right cock-up. In a story charting an ill-fated hostage rescue attempt in Nigeria, the newspaper used a picture of John “Soap” MacTavish, straight out of Call of Duty, instead of a photo of flesh-and-blood soldier, complete with an eye-obscuring black bar for, err, privacy reasons.
A few days ago, we told you about an imperious young girl who ate 37 rare earth magnets and lived. It was pretty astounding, frankly. But apparently kids everywhere are eating the damn things, and as a pandemic, it is very stupid.
China is so nerdy. Instead of stuffing their mules with pellets full of heroin like regular criminals, Chinese smugglers are apparently just slapping dozens of iPhones onto themselves, then trying (and failing) to get through airport security. Like this idiot with 30+ iPhone 4S handsets on his person.
Look how ugly these sandals are. They look like a radioactive gummy bear pooped on a milk crate. But these Sazzi sports sandals are actually biomimeticly designed to keep your feet safe from uneven terrain, if not deeply judgmental eyes.
Freedom of speech is a fundamental part of western culture. A lot of protestors in many countries, would stare down the barrel of a gun to defend it. Unless that gun happens to be this insane SpeechJammer device that renders you incapable of forming coherent sentences.
The Pentagon's new Avatar project, unveiled by Danger Room a few weeks back, sounds freaky enough: Soldiers practically inhabiting the bodies of robots, who'd act as "surrogates" for their human overlords in battle.
What would simple gas to cook, or heat your home during the winter? Would you be willing to fill a giant bag full with natural gas and carry it into your home, at the risk of, well, exploding? Because that's what villagers in the Shandong Province of China are doing.
A harmless British hippie shot a video about something boring like making a salad from wild greens, and then uploaded it to YouTube. Shortly after, he was informed by YouTube that he was infringing on the copyrights of Rumblefish. The problem is, there's no music in the clip. At all.
A 55-gallon tub of lube is funny. That's just science. But when you post to Facebook about it being a funny thing that exists in the world, there's a chance that your post might get turned into an ad for that specific lifetime supply of hand love enabler, visible to everyone you know.
Maybe I'm missing the boat here, or am too old to comprehend another bizarre fad, but I'm having a hell of a time trying to figure out why someone would want to wear goggles that make the world look reversed.