Tag Archives: Odd News

Lego Pieces Washing Ashore in Cornwall, England

Some people may collect seashells by the seashore, or shiny rocks, but for nearly two decades residents of Cornwall, England, and visitors to the coastal area are finding nautical-themed Lego pieces in the sand, reports BBC News.

Scottish Man Surprises His Mum on Graduation Day

Liam Blair, 31, was accepted to the University of Dundee, Nethergate, Scotland, and rather than advertising the news, he kept it in his vest for four years, reports Huffington Post U.K.

Scottish Love Note Found in WWI Kilt

If you think dating is hard now, imagine what it was like during wartime in the early 1900s.

Of course, people had other things on their mind during WWI, but at the same time, some romance provided hope for the future.

British Inventor Builds Huge Bum to Fart at France

It is probably best, when reading this story and watching the accompanying media, not to spend too much time wondering at the motivations of the people involved. Let the facts speak for themselves, do not ask why, for there are no ...

Cadbury Vending Machine Uses Facebook Details to Select Chocolates

Cadbury seems to be onto something, mashing up two obsessions, Facebook and chocolate.

The beloved British chocolate maker, founded in Birmingham in 1824, has taken its show on the road to Australia to test out a newfangled vending machine that determines users’ tastes by their Facebook likes and interests, reports MSN ...

Couple Create Magical 'Harry Potter' Wedding

A young couple were both so in love with J.K. Rowling’s wizarding stories, they figured what better way to express their love for each other on their wedding day than to invite Harry Potter, reports the U.

A British Man Lives Life Like It’s 1946

Surely you’ve been asked, “If you could live in any time period, when would it be?”

Everyone has a different answer for their own personal reasons, like jumping back to the 1960s to wear poodle skirts and witness Beatlemania firsthand. Or, say, the 1990s and being immersed in Cool Britannia.

British Man Sets Up Squirrel Obstacle Course

The sports scene isn’t just for the two-legged.

British YouTube user Steve Barley has hung food for the squirrels dwelling in his back garden, but he’s making these little guys work for it, reports Jezebel.

British Pub Receives Letter of Apology 20 Years After Break-In

Frances Cunningham, landlady of the Swettenham Arms near Congleton, Cheshire, England, received an unexpected letter explaining and apologizing for a break-in approximately twenty years earlier.

WATCH: England Supporter Trains His Parrot to Sing Famous Football Anthem

England fan Fran Sheridan, 42, from Worcester, England, has trained his pet parrot Slipmatt to whistle the tune to “The Great Escape” and chant, “England,” and “Come on Rooney,” at the end, reports the U.K. Express.