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?
Eye drops were an important part of our CES toolkit while we stared at thousands of TVs in the desert. But these mentholated FX-Neo drops from Japan sound like the worst thing you could ever put in your eye.
The old saying goes you can’t fold paper in half more than eight times, but that myth was dispelled in 2002 with a 12-fold world record. Now some kids from a school in Massachusetts have managed to fold a piece of bog roll 10 miles long (!), in half 13 times.
With the shift to digital cameras, old-fashioned photomats are getting harder and harder to find. But this portable, Army-issue dark room has everything you need to develop your own prints wherever you are.
eCoupled is known for their inductive charging solutions where you can just plop your phone down on a table and it will immediately start topping off its battery. But in recent years at CES they've been coming up with slick demos showing alternate ways the technology can be used.
The Spanish-speaking world really knows how to advertise their fast food. In what can only be described as the most epic pizza advert ever created, you’ve got a herculean man-mountain, a microwave, and a deadly boomerang-shaped pizza. I’d call it surreal, but that just doesn’t seem to cut it.
Some good seems to have come out of the Hammersmith flyover shutdown, despite the traffic chaos -- the Hammersmith Morris Men have been able to bust out their moves on the bridge that inspired the “Hammersmith Flyover” dance some 50 years ago. Awesome.
If your dad is called Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry, he tried to sell you on Facebook for £13 million. That's what happened to a young kid from Saudi Arabia, who found himself for sale for exactly that amount on the social networking site.
...Though they don't need to stress about finding a member of the opposite sex to force into marrying them, as pop-up wedding chapel iDo also performs commitment ceremonies; fake weddings and even pet weddings. Taking design cues from Apple's retail stores, iDo at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas also gives newlyweds rings made out of erasers, because nothing says love like rubbing out the words on your marriage certificate after you come to your senses the following day.
This video shows 22-year-old Australian tourist Erin Langworthy bungee jumping from the Victoria falls bridge, 364 feet (111 meters) over the Zambesi River. Just a normal tourist video until the cord breaks and she falls into the crocodile-infested waters.
Social. Social. Social. Everyone wants to be social, stay social, live social. But the best place to socialise? The shower. Too bad you need a willing human partner or a waterproof laptop for that! It's okay, there's a third option now: a Facebook-like profile page shower curtain.
In some far-off world, maybe there is such thing as tiny little microbe geniuses that've figured out the secrets of life before their bigger, more top o' the food chain human-like counterparts. Maybe those microbes know we exist! Maybe they know if an orange red crayon is more orange or more red! Hell, maybe bacteria on our planet are that smart. That's what an artist wants to find out.