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?
Believe it or not, Norway is out of butter. Like seriously. According to Reuters, they've got none. Zero. Zilch. Null. Hilariously, it's all because of a fad diet that demands people eat more fat. You can't make this stuff up!
Can you imagine anything else in the world more annoying than 'beacons that emit a high-frequency sound that'll immediately trigger an advertisement on your phone'? I can't think of a single thing I want less than that. Okay, cancer. I want cancer less than I want this insanely silly automatic advertising.
These luxury residential towers, set to be completed in Seoul in 2015, are supposed to be evocative of a pixelated cloud floating overhead. But to be honest, the only thing they remind me of are September 11. How did no one cry foul?
Android phone naming schemes have gone a little off-the-deep-end. While we're shielded from it a bit in the UK, the US certainly isn't. My personal favourite longest, what-were-you-thinking, name is Samsung's Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. But now you too can come up with some incredible, world-beating names with just a single click of the Android Phone Name Generator.
It's funny, when I was a kid there was a huge move away from realistic toy guns — and playing "guns" in general. Now apparently the pendulum has swung back: you can buy your kid a 15-plus-inch toy baton and handcuffs for playing "FBI."
James Byrne was doing some carpentry work when he cut off his left thumb. Doctors tried to unsuccessfully re-attach it, so they proposed an alternative: "Why don't we use your dominant left toe instead?" He said yes.
I have no idea what Fujifilm is trying to sell me in this creepy Japanese ad for their X10 point and shoot. Maybe the camera has a secret mode that can see inside my head and photograph my chilling nightmares?
Say hello to the spine tingling Giant Weta. What is a Giant Weta, you ask? Well, it's a gigantic cricket-like insect that's also the largest insect in the world. It's as heavy as three mice and even bigger than some birds. BE AFRAID LITTLE HUMANS.
Hey man, how's it going? Just getting some exercise in. You know, running, lifting, jamming packages into mailboxes while wearing a gas mask and body armour then hurrying away before the bomb squad shows up to explode my stuff.
In an epic tale of a Welsh community coming together, a toy cat was cut free from a clothes recycling bank after passers-by thought they heard a local pregnant cat meowing from within. It wasn't a simple job either, the bank had to be shipped 20 miles to a specialist engineering yard with heavy duty steel cutting equipment -- not even the Firemen could get it out.
Blur's bassist Alex James has turned desperate -- after shilling his cheese to all and sundry in every possible newspaper and magazine (and throwing a festival that's now been dubbed "Worstival"), he's now pimping Windows Phone with Microsoft, lending his name to a new social-rewards campaign called Into.