Tag Archives: Odd News

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.

5 Great British Sprites For Fairy Day

I know! Hasn’t time just flown by since last year’s Fairy Day celebrations?

British Family Beats Genetic Odds

Briton Melanie Gwynne, 36, has given birth to twin girls, the fourth set in four generations in a row, ultimately beating the odds of four billion to one, based on estimates from the Journal of Forensic Sciences.

A British Animal Sanctuary Discovers All 100 Female Guinea Pigs Impregnated

A male guinea pig at Hatton Country World in Warwickshire, England, was mistakenly placed in the female pen and he made use of his time, impregnating all 100 female guinea pigs, reports Huffington Post U.K.

U.K. Twitter Scavenger Hunt Leads to Cash-Filled Envelopes

Is it just me, or does finding a lone bill on the street really add a spring into your step, leaving you to think, “Today is going to be a good day.” Of course, this is after scanning the area for the money’s owner.