Posts tagged "england"

Man Finds Fish That Looks Just Like Elton John

Just when I think I’ve had enough of the internet for good, something like this comes along and completely restores my faith in the wonderful stupidity that our virtual world has to offer.
53 year old Paul Storey was feeding majestic ghost carp in a pond at Burnby Hall Gardens near Pocklington, East Yorkshire i…

Katrin Higher / September 19, 2015

Earliest Use Of The F-Word Discovered

An English historian, Dr Paul Booth, claims to have found the earliest use of the f-word, as we use it today (like, “fuck off”) in some court papers from 1310.
1310 y’all!
The prof said he found references to a man called “Roger F***ebythenavele” who was being outlawed at Chester crown court during…

Katrin Higher / September 13, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II Is Now Britain’s Longest-Serving Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest-reigning British monarch in history today, surpassing the long reign of her great-great-grandmother, Victoria, at 5:30 this afternoon (London time, obviously). At 89 years old, Elizabeth has been the Queen since 1952 – a full 63 years and seven months.
She said she won’t be celebrating – she’d like it to be

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 9, 2015

Nicky Hilton Marries James Rothschild In Custom Made Valentino

The kind of forgotten Hilton sister, Nicky Hilton, just got married Saturday to baking magnate James Rothschild, at Kensington Palace in England.
She chose the Roman fashion house, Valentino for her custom made gown, with a full view here:

Her sister Paris was gorgeous in baby blue:

Nicky, since your obscurity I am…

Katrin Higher / July 12, 2015

Town In England Celebrates Summer Solstice With A Stonehenge Made Out Of Refrigerators

Kent, England is cooler than all of us. Some folks in the small town of Maidstone in Kent decided to celebrate the summer solstice by exhibiting the beautiful machines that keep things cool for us.
The sculptures were erected outside of the town’s second hand shop called The Clutter Box.
This is also a play…

Katrin Higher / June 21, 2015

Royal Baby Alert: Kate Middleton Gives Birth To A Girl!

Break open the champagne for all you royal obsessed fans, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby girl! All hail the mini queen.
Middleton gave birth just two hours after entering the hospital early Saturday morning proving that life and labor is a breeze for a princess. The baby girl…

Katrin Higher / May 2, 2015

UK Man Drops Dead After Opening “Pandora’s Box”

Novel idea: if, for any reason or due to any twist of fate, one stumbles across a container labeled “Pandora’s box,” refrain from opening it. We all know what happened last time, right? There shouldn’t have to be a next time for something that, as legend goes, is responsible for giving us all of the…

Rachel Krause / November 12, 2013

Hundreds Of Strangers Attend Lonely Vet’s Funeral After Obituary Goes Viral

Have I got the perfect heartwarming Veteran’s Day story for you! When British World War II vet Harold Jellicoe “Coe” Percival passed away last month at the age of 99, the local newspaper ran an obituary that sadly revealed Percival had no living relatives to attend his funeral. The obit also included a line asking “any service…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2013

Customers Tattle On Pirated Porn Over Poor Quality

Pirates, pirates, pirates. We need to have a little chat. Don’t make shitty quality copies unless you want your customers to go crying to the police about not getting what they paid for, undermining your whole business. Which is exactly what a few porn fans did in Hull, England. Fred Thompson (not that one) and…

Alyson Penn / August 11, 2013

Confused: Hospital Serving Alcohol

Okay, now I’m really not sure if alcohol is good for me or bad for me. According to Daily Mail, The North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke, England, has applied for an alcohol license serve wine and beer to patients in a private wing. A nurse will literally bring you a beer as you lay sickly i…

Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

British Prime Minister Reveals Crackdown On Internet Porn

David Cameron, British Prime Minister, has announced that every household will now be blocked from viewing online porn and other adult materials unless they specify that they would like the block to be removed. He has also announced that it is now a criminal offense to possess porn that depicts rape or simulated rape, report…

Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

Pip Pip Cheerio! Gay Marriage Now Legal In England And Wales

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill received royal assent this morning, thus legalizing gay marriage in both England and Wales. Royal assent in the United Kingdom takes place after both the House of Lords and the House of Commons have passed a bill. The Queen then agrees to make the bill an Act of Parliament,…

Mary Odell / July 17, 2013

Dancing Queen Bus Stop Lady Has The Right Idea

The name William W. Purkey might not mean anything to you, but he’s the guy who coined the phrase “dance like nobody’s watching.” That’s pretty solid advice, we think. Take this unidentified woman grooving along to her headphones at a bus stop in the British town of Eastleigh. Who among us hasn’t secretly danced at…

Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2013

Princess Eugenie Chooses Patriotic Nail Art To Celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

I am not qualified to talk about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, because I know literally nothing about it except for this very factual article I read on Vice. What can I say? I’m incredibly American in my ignorance. But oh my god, you guys, a royal wore nail art! Okay, so it was Princess Eugenie…

Rachel Krause / June 6, 2012

God Save The Queen’s Pudding Bars

As I’ve mentioned about a billion times before, I’m totally obsessed with everything British, so when I saw these candy bars–which combine traditional British pudding flavors, chocolate, and a colorful Union Jack design–I was sold. Crafted in honor of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, they’re swirled with fun ingredients like toffee, strawberry, white chocolate, and meringue.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 23, 2012

British Elegance At The Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day!

British ladies have a reputation for being so much more refined and classy than their American counterparts. Well, let me just dispel that rumor right now. Brits are no more classy and elegant than we are — if these pictures from the Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day are proof. For some reason, there is a subset of British…

Julie Gerstein / April 14, 2012

Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Knighted, Wears A Crazy Hat For The Occasion

Yesterday, the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones was dubbed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the third highest rank in the UK, for her movies and charity work. She is now just one rank away from becoming an official Dame. Side note: Catherine seems to have caught Kate Middleton’s penchant for…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 25, 2011

Oscar Theory #11: Whoever Wins The BAFTA Gets The Oscar

When it comes to the acting awards at the year’s Oscars, it looks things could get very British. No, not because the world has gone mad over Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. Because Brit Colin Firth looks like an almost shoe-in to win Best Actor for his performance in “The King’s Speech,” while hi…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 24, 2011

Mystery: English Dudes Shopping In Sherlock Holmes’ Wardrobe?

Bad teeth aside, the idea of English guys is quite romantic. You’ve got your Hugh Grants (awkward/charming), Colin Firths (will fight a man in a fountain for you and love you “just as you are”), and Jude Laws (OK, not romantic, but is damn hot and is one fantasy lay). Needless to say, the accent…

Leonora Epstein / August 20, 2010

Is Samantha Cameron The New Michelle Obama?

With Samantha Cameron’s arrival on the scene, it looks like political fashion is a style subject that’s going to remain relevant for years to come. The wife of new British Prime Minister David Cameron is in the debut stages of becoming a full-on fashion obsession who will likely join the design dialogue already put i…

Leonora Epstein / May 13, 2010