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?
We all have opinions about the people on Big Brother-style TV shows. But spare a thought for nine girls who were duped into taking part in a fake show — then held captive while naked images of them were sold online.
When Giotto—considered the first artist of the Renaissance—painted this fresco at the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi in 1290, he hid something in plain view. It took 721 years and some close up photographies for someone to see it.
I love this. Someone noticed that movie posters are always the same and collected them to prove it. Some of the design clichés are hilarious, like Tiny People On the Beach With Giant Heads in the Clouds or Legs Wide Spread.
There are good cleaning ladies and there are bad cleaning ladies. Bad cleaning ladies? You want to avoid. Good cleaning ladies? They sometimes do bad things by being too good. Like the cleaning lady who cleaned a "dirty" art piece on accident.
There is something about blue eyes that can pierce another person's soul while also acting as a revealing window into your own. Brown eyes? Not so much. What if you wanted blue eyes, though? Colour contacts? Meh. Try this new laser surgery that'll permanently transform your brown eyes to blue.
A 45-year-old man showed up to a hospital complaining about severe pain in his scrotal area. Urologists performed an ultrasound on his testicles and found something hilariously shocking: there looked to be a face of a frightened man in his balls.
I used to be scared of dragonflies—they were big and buzzy and always zippin' their damn wings. Plus, the dragon part of their name was intimidating! Turns out though, dragonflies are really just a bunch of wussies. They can be scared to death.
Since the price of gold is like a bazillion pounds these days, I want to surround myself with as much of it as I can. So that means even fake gold, like this weird ass edible gold paint you spray on food to get flossy, is good with me.
A British man noticed an unidentified 'flying' object in the night sky and said it was flashing a bright white light into his home. He called the police trying to explain his situation. The police dutifully logged it down until... the same guy called back later and apologized, saying it was only the Moon.
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.