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September 20, 2014

Floating Island Gone Missing

photo by Nick Caro

If you see a giant desert island floating by in the sky, don’t panic. You haven’t lost your mind yet. It’s a helium-filled art project that flew a little too far and disappeared. It’s called “Is Land” and it’s worth thousands of dollars. It was a part of a UK summer festival where it soared […]

Always Be Prepared, Especially for Zombies

photo by Lindsey T

A citizen of Leicester, UK wrote a letter to city council requesting information on their preparations for a zombie invasion. What would they do if the undead swarmed into the city tomorrow? Here is the letter in full: “Dear Leicester City Council, Can you please let us know what provisions you have in place in […]

The Stuffed Animal Scare

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A stuffed toy tiger caused panic when someone took it for the real thing and called the police. They spotted it laying in a field near the Rose Bowl cricket grounds in Hampshire, UK. The alert caused quite a stir as people began to hear of the escaped Siberian tiger that was on the loose. […]

Sculptor Creates “The Great Wall of Vagina”

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UK-based sculptor Jamie McCartney made what he calls “The Great Wall of Vagina”, exhibited at the Brighton Festival Fringe. The entire sculpture consists of 400 plaster casts of vaginas with whom the artist personally had sex with. If that doesn’t spell “classy,” I don’t know what does. The artist explains: Vulvas and labia are as […]

1 in 5 Brits Believes Lightsabers Are Real

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Move aside, middle America. Britain has the dumbest of us against the ropes in the competition for “dumbest people on earth” after a recent poll conducted by the Birmingham Science City discovered that 1 in 5 Brits believe lightsabers are real. Not only does a fifth of England believe they are real, but 24% also […]

Picture of the Day: Being British

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When I stop to think about it, I actually really don’t know what the British are known for producing. There’s some pretty good television and music I guess. Anything else? This is an appropriate poster for a former Empire which is good at assimilation, and I think there are some similarities to the American experience […]