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?

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By Sam Gibbs on at

Want a Ticket to the Olympics? That'll Be £6 Postage Please -- From America

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

Don't Look Down

By Sam Gibbs on at

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.


Man Arrested For Stealing a Glacier

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Stop! Thief! That man has my glacier! Well, five tons of it, anyway. Police have arrested a man in Patagonia who was stealing a massive chunk of ice to sell as designer cubes for cocktails. How the hell do you steal a glacier, anyway?


Milking a Black Widow Looks Just As Crazy As It Sounds

By Casey Chan on at

Paul Lazarro has one of the weirdest gigs I've ever heard of: he milks black widow spiders for their silk. Yeap! The venomous, red dotted, eight-legged, creature killing black widow is knocked out and then handled for its super strong silk. All in the name of dangerous research.