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Cops Break Into Insecure Homes in the Middle of the Night to Prevent Burglary

Police officers in a town in Essex, England, has a unique way of making sure the town’s residents stay safe: the cops will break into their homes in the middle of the night. Sleeping householders [...]

Police: Suspect Tried to Hide from Thermal Sensors in a Pile of Manure

But…it works in the movies! Why not in real life? On the run from a police helicopter, a man in Wiltshire, UK hid inside a manure pile: The 34-year-old Lithuanian man, from Ilford, Essex, was found “face-down in the dung” by officers after abandoning his van in Manton near Marlborough. [...] According to a police spokesperson, the [...]

Matt Smith Proposes to Girlfriend at the Doctor Who Experience

A Doctor Who fan named Matt Smith (the same name as the current actor who plays the Doctor) proposed to his girlfriend in front of a TARDIS model at the BBC’s Doctor Who Experience: But this was not Matt Smith the actor – it is a 22-year-old from Rochford in Essex who worked with BBC Worldwide [...]

Funny and Rude UK Place Names

You knew there were some provocative place names in the United Kingdom. Now we have a definitive (and long) list of funny place names in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland all in one place. Here is a small sample: Titley Close, London Swallow Passage, London Bachelors Bump, Essex, UK Crapstone, Devon Fanny Hands Lane, Lincolnshire Golden Balls, Oxfordshire, UK Hornyold Road, [...]

Former Milkman Builds Milk 10K Bottle Mini-Museum By Paul Luke

A former milkman has been forced to build a museum in his back garden after his home became too small to hold his collection – of more than 10,000 milk bottles. Dedicated Paul Luke, 33, saved his first milk bottle when he was just nine years old while earning pocket money as a ‘milkman’s mate’. But his [...]

The Origins of 10 Food Phrases

If you like a little food etymology with your Sunday brunch, this list is for you.  1. Apple of my eye Way back when, people believed that the eye’s pupil was a solid object and referred to it as an apple. Shakespeare used the phrase in this sense in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, saying “Flower of this [...]

Naked Rollercoaster World Record

From bare nipples to white knuckles – more than 100 thrill-seekers rode a rollercoaster naked today.The 102 enthusiasts bared all to take their seats on the Green Scream rollercoaster at Southend-on-Sea, Essex.Organisers were hoping they had broken a new record after 32 attempted the same feat in 2004 at Alton Towers, in Staffordshire.Organiser Tracy Jones [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher was the tough-talking Conservative face of British politics throughout the 1980s. You may know about her policies, but how well do you know the woman who was nicknamed “The Iron Lady”? 1. She Started Out as a Chemist In 1943, an 18-year-old Margaret Roberts headed to Oxford on a scholarship and began studying natural [...]

Lauren Williams Born with two vagina

Lauren Williams Born with two vagina Suffering periods that lasted up to 21 days and finding sex difficult, Lauren Williams knew that something was wrong. However, the 28-year-old from Chingford, Essex was stunned to discover she had been born with a rare medical condition, which left her with two vagina’s, two wombs and two cervix. Following the shock [...]