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?
Otherworldly, out-of-body experiences and alien abductions -- they've been the stuff of legend for decades. Turns out, they're probably just figments of our imaginations and scientists are trying to prove it.
The secret rituals of an 18-Century German occultists have been revealed. The New York Times reports that an exceptional language nerd cracked their code. It sounds like something straight out of Hellboy, except with fewer fights and more computers.
We already know that smoking (or otherwise ingesting) pot causes an uncoordinated brain. Now scientists say they've discovered the mechanism behind pot brain clumsiness, and it could lead to better treatments for schizophrenia.
Wasps, like most insects have clear roles for each member of the colony. Basically, everybody makes sure the queen is doing OK making babies. Everything works like clockwork until a Svengali-like fly larva takes over a wasp and makes it do its bidding.
ROSAT, the latest man-made object to fall from the heavens and threaten humanity's safety, has apparently burned up in Earth's atmosphere. The 1 in 2,000 chance of death from above we had all feared never materialised.
There's a reason Curiosity's fancy new Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator isn't going to be installed until just days before launch. It's radioactive, powered by a special form of plutonium dioxide that won't be rendered useless by the red planet's dust issues.
Global warming skeptics suspected climate change scientists were hiding data. So the skeptics paid for a new study to find the real truth. The results are in! And they're identical to previous results: Humans are heating up the earth.
In a series of upcoming technology demonstration missions, NASA is hoping to prove that giant solar sails are a practical way to explore the cosmos, even though warp drive engines and rocket powered spacecraft make for better movie fodder.