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The Battle For Richard III's Bones

The Battle For Richard III's Bones University of Leicester King Richard III just can't rest in peace. He was the last of the Plantagenet dynasty, and after being killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 by the rival Tudor dynasty, his body was mutilated, stabbed in the ass and buried in a hastily dug grave...

Selling Fake Bomb Detectors Lands UK Businessman In Jail

Selling Fake Bomb Detectors Lands UK Businessman In Jail What Bolton and McCormick really deserve. (Image courtesy Wikipedia) Back in April we brought you the story of James McCormick, who was found guilty in a British court of selling fake bomb detectors to several nations, including Iraq. When I was traveling in Iraq I saw his...

6 Things You Should Never Do at Legoland

6 Things You Should Never Do at Legoland wiredforlego, Flickr Hanging out at Legoland might seem like child's play (pun intended), but as with anything, there are some things to avoid. For example: 1. Building child-inappropriate structures. 2. Eating legos. 3. Stealing legos. 4. Pretending your an...

Live In-Flight Entertainment: Pure Genius Or Terrible Idea?

Live In-Flight Entertainment: Pure Genius Or Terrible Idea? Peter Russell, Flickr It's always a little annoying when you get on a flight and realize you've already seen all the movies and TV shows on offer, so it may come as a relief to learn that one airline has found a way of keeping in-flight entertainment as fresh as possible:...

Will Fatberg Hunting Be The New Glamping?

It's always good to learn a new word every day, and today's word is fatberg. A fatberg is exactly what it sounds like--a giant mass of fat. In this case, a giant mound of fat blocking up one of the world's largest sewer systems. So what does a fatberg look like? Watch this...

People Do Weird Things With Their Passports

People Do Weird Things With Their Passports J Aaron Farr, Flickr British travelers have been seeking replacements for damaged passports at a staggering rate, but the reasons why might defy logic. According to the British Government, claims for emergency travel documents jumped 300 percent last year. As you might...

Gay Rights Groups Boycott Russian Vodka Over Harsh New Discrimination Laws

Gay Rights Groups Boycott Russian Vodka Over Harsh New Discrimination Laws Slog News and Arts If you care about gay rights, you might want to rethink your drink. Gay rights groups are boycotting Russian vodka after the country cracked down on gay activists and pride parades, the BBC reports. In addition, new legislation makes it illegal to teach...

Archaeologists Find Mystery Coffin At Richard III Burial Site

Archaeologists Find Mystery Coffin At Richard III Burial Site University of Leicester Archaeologists from the University of Leicester in England have discovered a strange coffin at the same site where they discovered the remains of King Richard III earlier this year. The team was digging in the foundations of the Franciscan friary...

Heathrow Is Now Tracking How Late You Are

Heathrow Is Now Tracking How Late You Are eGuide Travel, Flickr Is your flight in 30 minutes or 45? You don't have time to look at your boarding pass, so you hustle as fast as you can, awkwardly managing your oversized carry-on which you know that you are going to get scolded for. When you get to security, instead...

Giant Blue Rooster In Trafalgar Square Leaves Londoners Bemused And Befuddled

Trafalgar Square in London has a new statue -- a giant blue cockerel. It's the latest work of art to adorn the Fourth Plinth, a nineteenth-century base flanking Nelson's Column. The other three plinths all have statues but the Fourth Plinth never got one, and so in recent...

Travel Advice For The Royal Baby (And His Parents)

Travel Advice For The Royal Baby (And His Parents) Chris Jackson, Getty Images Royal watchers greeted the new prince this week with pomp, circumstance and silly hotel packages. Prince George Alexander Louis' first trip will likely be to his mother's hometown of Bucklebury, about an hour west of London, or to visit his...

7 Travel Options For Those Obsessed With The Royal Baby

7 Travel Options For Those Obsessed With The Royal Baby Doug Waldron, Flickr In anticipation of Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge's firstborn, Great Britain has had baby fever. Now that the royal baby has finally arrived, the travel industry is taking advantage of the frenzy. Even Heathrow gave out special...

Scenes From The Royal Baby Watch In London

Update 3:38 p.m.: Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby boy. An official announcement of the birth has been placed on an easel outside the palace. -- Camera crews and tourists from across the world are anxiously waiting outside...

Eccentric England: The Headington Shark

Eccentric England: The Headington Shark Henry Flower Once again, I'm back in Oxford for my annual summer working holiday. I love this place. This quintessentially English city offers beautiful colleges, the world's coolest museum, even the chance to bump into the Queen. But all this pales in comparison to the...

Call An Ice Cream Truck On Demand Today With Uber

Today is the hottest day yet in New York City's latest heat wave, and the summer weather is no less forgiving in many other cities in the western hemisphere. To help beat the heat, car service app Uber is offering ice cream trucks on demand, today only from 11-5 p.m. in...

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie: A Cruise Ship Wedding?

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie: A Cruise Ship Wedding? easylocum/Flickr It wouldn't be the first time a wedding was performed at sea; cruise line captains do it with some frequency. Accepted internationally as a legal deal, it often beats the price of a fancy wedding on land too. For high-profile celebrities Brad Pitt and...

Video: Dorset, England Now Has A Dragon Skull On The Beach

If you happen to be in the area of Dorset, England, in the near future, you might want to check out the giant dragon skull that is currently sitting on its Jurassic Coast. Blinkbox oversaw the skull-building project, which is, at its core, a celebration of the release of...

Don't Burn Toilet Paper While Camping, Experts Say

Don't Burn Toilet Paper While Camping, Experts Say Wikimedia Commons Camping is a fun summertime activity, and everyone who cares about the outdoors wants to reduce their impact on the environment as much as possible. That's why many people burn their used toilet paper. Dirty toilet paper is ugly and unhygienic. It takes...

Royal Baby's Arrival To Be Celebrated At Heathrow

Royal Baby's Arrival To Be Celebrated At Heathrow Heathrow Airport London's Heathrow airport has plans for a very special "arrival" of the royal baby. The first 1,000 arriving passengers in each terminal after the royal birth, whenever that may be, will be informed of the future heir's birth with complimentary bespoke...

British Airways Tests Electronic Luggage Tags

British Airways Tests Electronic Luggage Tags Courtesy Designworks It's 2013: we can carry hundreds of books on a pocket-sized device, video chat anywhere in the world and order nearly anything to be delivered to our door. So why do we still use paper luggage tags and rely on outmoded technology to track our missing...

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