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?
Amateur science is a wonderful thing, but it's got to be kept in check, people. Building your own space balloon or cataloging the local wildlife? Great! Taking to turn a turd into gold by heating it until it catches fire? Um.
I'm young and dumb and partake in all kinds of illicit activities. It's part of growing up, right? But after seeing these pictures of what happens to a normal person if they kept living an unhealthy lifestyle? I'm now scared for my future.
Over in the States -- Ohio, to be exact -- a town has been shut down because exotic wild animals, such as bears, tigers, lions, cheetahs, wolves and other wildlife are running amok. Police have been hunting down these animals throughout the night and have killed about 30 out of the 48 animals on the loose.
In a bizarre medical mystery that's like watching the life of Benjamin Button in reverse, a Vietnamese woman has appeared to age almost five decades in just three years after suffering an allergic reaction.
I feel for drug dealers, I really do. They have to juggle countless phone numbers, make sure strangers aren't cops and always stay on guard. I'm surprised more people don't slip up! Like this woman, she was trying to set up a drug deal but accidentally texted the wrong number—that number ended up belonging to a cop.
Hacking someone's bank account isn't easy, even if they have a shitty password taped to the dashboard of their car or something. But the payoff's totally worth it: With the loot, you can afford things like extravagant fetish porn that costs a penny.
As well as making the ewoks blink and boosting Leia's cup size in the newly re-re-mastered Blu-ray editions of Star Wars, George Lucas also got the actors back in to do a few new lines. Here's Vader doing some improv.
In the months since this gargantuan statue of Marilyn Monroe was erected in Chicago, it's met plenty of sidelong glances and even vandalism. The only good thing? Her undercarriage will keep you plenty dry.
The only group that surpasses terrorists in amateur video uploads is probably Bieber lip-syncers. But getting to these videos of vague threats, IED training, and attack footage can be tough. So why not collect them all and sell 'em?
OK. Seriously. The Shake Weight was one thing. But I can understand how that was just an innocent female-oriented workout aid that was appropriated by immature internet cads. But this thing? There's no way it's not overtly about jerking off.
Wilnelia Rivera Caraballo, a 19-year-old girl, got a little tipsy and felt empowered to rob a store. So she armed herself with a toy "Uzi-type" gun, a clear plastic mask and went to work. Too bad there was a keen worker who outwitted the dimwitted half of Bonnie and Clyde.
Maybe Mario Lukas wanted to print some custom patterns on his quilted toilet paper. Maybe the rigours of handling normal paper every day was just too much to handle for his undersized hands. Whatever the reason, someone made a TP printer.