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.
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.
With Resident Evil 6 launching today, Capcom pulled one awesome PR stunt, by opening a temporary “human meat” butcher shop in London, with all kinds of human looking meats and body parts on display.
Studio Ghibli’s got a lot of great movies in its resume, but one of its most beloved, and one of the movies that introduced a lot of Americans to contemporary Japanese anime, Princess Mononoke, is going to be turned into a theater production. The show opens next April in London, but I hope it tours in the US as well.
People talking and/or using their cell phones during a movie is annoying no matter where you are, but most theaters let other moviegoers take care of the work of shutting people up. One theater in London is taking a different approach… with ninjas.
Just look at that gorgeous concept for the proposed London Britannia Airport. It looks like something out of Doctor Who, from London in the year 2100. And it could be a reality, if it gets approval from the British government. The proposed airport is an alternative to another expansion of Heathrow, already the busiest airport in the world.
There was a working lush British countryside with sheep and peasants, there was an army of Mary Poppins fighting a giant Voldemort, there was a celebration of the Industrial Revolution, and of British culture, history and literature… and for some reason David Beckham driving a speedboat.
Even though the opening ceremony for the London Olympics isn’t until tomorrow, the competition started a couple days ago with soccer. And this year, every single event will be streamed either through the BBC or NBC (in the US), on TV, on the web and through smartphone apps. So are you going to be watching? What events are you looking forward to?
As if it’s not enough that this year’s Olympics in London will be in HD and 3D and Super Hi-Vision and holograms and shit, Reuters is currently busy rigging Olympic stadiums with radio controlled cameras to get views of the action that human photographers can’t.
Unlike the US or east Asia, Europe isn’t generally known for its collection of massive skyscrapers. But when “The Shard” officially opened in London yesterday, Great Britain now has the honor of having the tallest skyscraper in Europe.
Not only is it awesome enough that every single event of this year’s summer Olympics in London will be streamed on the internet for free, the live video stream will include a number of DVR options such as live pause and rewind. Oh, and Twitter integration. Obviously. So you can tweet about shot-putting to all your interfriends.