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?
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.
Buying and selling stuff online can be stressful, since you're always guarding against getting ripped off. Luckily, intermediaries like PayPal are in place to mediate disputes. Which apparently means having your antique violin smashed open to see if it's fake, then not compensating you in any way.
I'm finally jealous of the French. To promote the re-release of The Phantom Menace in THREE DEE, French fast food chain Quick is making a Darth Vader Burger complete with a black bun. A BLACK BUN. On a burger!
Piranhas might have razor sharp teeth and the ability to communicate but I'd rather have them feast on my body than this Pacu Fish. Why? Well, you see, the Pacu Fish has human-like teeth and loves to bite off testicles to ensure you die a slow, ball-less and bleed-full death. Ow.
Old Portsmouth saw a flurry of activity after a 999 call sent the coast guard and police rushing into action to rescue a plastic replica of everyone's favourite childhood alien, ET. Of course neither the caller, nor the emergency services suspected the mysterious disheveled body spotted floating five miles off shore was plastic until they got it back to dry land.