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?
Holding hands is one of the easiest ways you can show affection for your significant other but quickly becomes a test of true love when the mercury drops — unless, of course, you two are wearing the Smitten.
When a bunch of fraudsters wanted free iPads, they purchased them, removed the iPad, packed the box with clay and returned it to the store. Cheeky, illegal, but ingenious. Only, the stores then sold the clay to unsuspecting customers.
What have the three boys, Aaron Lampard, Connor McCormack and Luke Jones got in common? They’re actually all just one girl; masquerading as a bloke to get a little touchy-feely with two teenage girls she was friends with in real life.
Many people have profited from the Titanic tragedy, but movies and touring exhibitions don't seem anywhere near as tacky as Romain Jerome's efforts. In addition to watches and pens, it's now releasing cufflinks made from metal recovered from the wreckage.
Not that you watch porn, of course. Ahem. But I did want to call your attention to Vice magazine's SFW-ish round-up of the worst (read: BEST) home decor in the backgrounds of porn flicks. Amateur porn flicks, that is. No-one really lives in a house with a Swarovski-encrusted hot tub. But evidently they do watch Batman & Robin while going through their grim motions. [Vice]
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.