Five Things That Happened In The Year The Queen Was Born

Today is HM Queen Elizabeth’s 88th birthday, an event that has been marked with the kind of ceremonial events one would expect—guards firing cannons—and some that could only have happened in the modern era.

Recap: In a Tragic Shocker, Death Pays a Call on ‘Call the Midwife’

Call the Midwife is usually about the happy arrival of new lives into this world, what with a baby or two being born every episode. In the series’ latest show (Ep.

Five Lessons That Will Help Sort Out Your ‘British’ Accent

First of all, it’s important to state that there is no ‘British’ accent. There are so many regional dialects spread across tiny geographical areas that to arrive in, say, Swansea or Leicester (pronounced ...

Brit Binge Watching: Five Nature Docs You Can Stream Online Now

With Earth Day coming up next Tuesday (April 22), here are a few natural history docs to help you appreciate all the beauty our Earth has to offer!

British Good Friday Traditions: Pace-Egging, Toss Pot and St. George

Having made an attempt to round up several of the more unorthodox Easter traditions of the British Isles earlier in the week, here’s one that we’ve saved for a more in-depth analysis, not least because it will be being ...

Happy Birthday, David Tennant! 10 Great Tenth Doctor Moments

He’s 43 today, and it’s Good Friday, what further excuse do we need for a wallow in some of David Tennant‘s greatest hits?

Personality Quiz: Which British Chat Show Host Are You?

Recently, we threw a lot of names into a hat as part of a blog post suggesting British replacements for David Letterman when he leaves Late Show, and it was a lot of fun. Then, while discussing our findings on social media, some bright ...

Will London Tube Riders Offer Their Seats to a Pregnant Woman?

Do you ever find yourself on the subway or bus standing next to a visibly pregnant woman and think to yourself, “Umm, can someone offer her their seat?” Of course, the woman could ask, but is that really necessary?

10 British Things About Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine topped Forbes‘ 2013 list of best cities for jobs, coming in at number one. With the job nailed down you can enjoy the niceties of Maine’s capital like exploring Old Port, the Downtown District; picking up the ...

Top Gear Thursday: Hammond, May and Clarkson Tackle Tough Scientific Questions

Richard Hammond isn’t a scientist but he sometimes plays one on TV.

He’s currently the host for a National Geographic show, airing in the U.K., called Science of Stupid, which explains the real science behind zany YouTube clips.