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 Casey Chan on at

A 9/11 Terrorist Was Used in a Facebook Ad

That's an ad for car insurance that popped up on Facebook the other day. See anything wrong with it? It's okay, I didn't notice it at first either but the photo in the ad isn't a random drivers license picture, instead it's the face of Mohamed Atta, one of the terrorists who crashed a plane into the Twin Towers on 9/11.

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How a Man Survived Without Food For Two Months in a Snow-Buried Car

By Jamie Condliffe on at

When a Swedish man drove down a deserted forest road near Umeaa, Sweden last December 19th, he was probably looking forward to Christmas. But that day, his car somehow became buried under a mountain of snow. He was trapped there for two months, suffering insanely low temperatures, with no access to food. Last Sunday, he was discovered. Alive. But how?

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Gordon Ramsay Sparks Potato Peeler-Panic In Brixton Prison

By Sam Gibbs on at

Gordon Ramsay recently caused a serious spud-related security scare over at Brixton Prison where he’s teaching inmates how to cook for a new show. His production team set off a prison wide search after it appeared a potato peeler was missing and potentially in the lethal hands of those at her Majesty’s pleasure.

Yet Another Olympics Thing You're Going to Have to Pay For

By Sam Gibbs on at

Another day, another money-grubbing idea out of Locog. This time it seems we’re not even going to be able to enter the Olympic Park without paying, just like Wimbledon – frankly it seems you’re better off staying at home and not forking out for something you can see for free on the box in your front room.

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BBC Label a Child a Recovering Alcoholic

By Sam Gibbs on at

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.

Electronic Cigarette Explodes In Man's Mouth

By Jon Partridge on at

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.