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?
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.
Earth is getting 50,000 tonnes lighter every year, even while 40,000 tonnes of space dust fall onto our planet's surface during the same period. So, why are we losing so much weight? You will be surprised.
Blimey, that was close. As a snowmobile rider goes racing off-piste, he almost plummets to his death as a huge chunk of snow breaks off right in front of him on the edge of a massive cliff – all captured by his helmet cam.
Jemima Packington was born with the gift of foresight. Unfortunately, that future-vision is only legible by reading the positions of thrown asparagus. That's right—she's an asparamancer and she just foretold the births of our two royal heirs and our imminent trouncing of the rest of the world in the 2012 Olympics.
No, this photo hasn't been 'shopped. You are looking at a specimen from a barely-known and even-more-rarely-seen group of "Supergiant" amphipods—crustaceans that grow twenty times the size of their relatives and can measure a foot or more in length.