While many radical Islamic terrorists prefer using explosives, a pair of men who identify themselves as fighting for Islam brutally hacked a British soldier to death in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers in southwest London. After the murder, the men chatted with reporters, encouraged bystanders to take photos and then attacked police who arrived on the scene.
Five year old girl discovers dinosaur, names it after herself, drops the mic for the rest of her life
At five years old, Daisy Morris just achieved every one of your dreams and she can’t even reach the cookie jar yet. She discovered a dinosaur and named it after who? Herself. /drops mic
A section of rail project for the London Crossrail had to be halted when archaeologists discovered a huge cache of ancient human skeletons that seem to be a hastily put-together body pit for victims of the Black Death around 1349. There could be as many as 50,000 individuals scattered across the site.
In Leicester, England, where once stood a friary is now a parking lot. And under that parking lot were the skeletal remains of a man that scientists can now positively identify as that of King Richard III. By analyzing the bone structure, injuries, bone chemical composition and finally DNA matching, the University of Leicester finally solved one big puzzle in British history.
If you’re applying for British citizenship in the near future, you’d better start studying not only British history, but British culture. The UK will be revising their citizenship test to replace questions about water meters and job interviews with more important information about things like Stonehenge, Margaret Thatcher, the Beatles and Monty Python.
A British doctor has become the first person to finish the world’s hottest curry at a UK restaurant, even though the chef had to wear gloves and goggles to prepare it and even though the good doctor, 55 year old radiologist Ian Rothwell, started hallucinating halfway through.
In 2010, when the naked body of MI6 codebreaker Gareth Williams was found locked into a large duffel bag, it was quickly suspected there would be foul play involved, as in Williams was the target of a hit against the British intelligence agency. As it turns out, he probably locked himself in there, possibly because he was being a dumbass.
With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who quickly approaching, Britain’s Royal Mail announced they would be issuing a series of Doctor Who stamps, in eleven different designs for each of the 11 Doctors plus several more for famous Doctor Who enemies.
The 24 two-minute recordings are believed to include the earliest surviving audio of Christmas time in the UK, if not the world. They were found on wax cylinders belonging to the descendants of the Wall family who recorded many of their Christmas and New Year gatherings on a phonograph machine between 1902 and 1917.