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Mystery (Partially) Solved: Stonehenge Was A Complete Circle

One of the mysteries of Stonehenge has been solved because someone was too lazy to get a longer hose.


This Guy Built A Toll Road Just To Avoid Construction Delays

When life hands you landslides, make your own private toll road detour. (Haven’t you heard the saying?) Since February, a landslide has closed the A431 highway between Bristol and Bath in England, adding an extra hour to the commute. So one enterprising local guy built a road through a private field — the UK’s private first toll road to open in more than a century.


This Is What Happens When You Turn A Street Into A Slip 'n Slide

Closing streets to cars is one thing — how about flooding them with water and letting people slide down head first? Hundreds of Brits got to do just that when a busy street in Bristol was transformed into a fully operational water slide today. As expected, the photos are absolutely incredible.


This Huge Nuclear Waste Dump Will Be Washed Away By Rising Sea Levels

A dumping ground for nuclear waste located near the British coast is “virtually certain” to be washed away by rising sea levels, a new report warns. The UK Environment Agency has admitted that constructing the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository so near the coast was a mistake, and that one million cubic metres of nuclear waste will begin leaking into the ocean “a few hundred to a few thousand years from now”.


A Weird Black Ring Appeared In The Sky In England And Then Disappeared

This is bizarre. A 16-year-old girl saw a giant black ring in the sky above England and captured it on video. After three minutes of floating around like a cloud, the black ring disappeared completely. So far, experts have no idea what it was.


Single Vending Machine Replaces Last Shop In English Town

So clever, so depressing: the English town of Clifton, having dwindled in economic strength over the years, has responded to the loss of its last place to shop with a giant vending machine. The so-called Speedy Shop — really, an oversized, building-shaped machine standing alone in a dreary parking lot — is meant to help bring some economic life back to the town.


If Stonehenge Is Actually A Giant Instrument, What Does It Sound Like?

We know that the rocks of Stonehenge were carried there from over 200 miles away , but we’ve never known why. Now, researchers say they believe it was for the special sonic qualities of a particular kind of stone — and that Stonehenge might have served as a bell-like instrument.


Who Wouldn't Want This Victorian Mansion With A Spaceship In The Attic?

The owners of this eight-bedroom Victorian mansion in South London apparently had a knack for juxtaposing classic architecture and high-tech goodies. Case in point: This meticulously detailed cockpit for would be astronauts in the attic.


England's Architect Provocateurs Have Broken Up

Well, this is a bummer. FAT — the UK collective that’s built some of the most annoyingly brilliant buildings of the past two decades — is no more. Haven’t heard of FAT? Let us explain.


A Photographic Journey Down The Old Industrial Banks Of The Thames

After the Thames River weaves eastward through London, it widens into an industrial landscape of factories sretching out into the English Channel. London-based photographer Alice Gur-Arie has documented this landscape in her series Passages: Industry on the River Thames, a collection of beautiful black and white photographs depicting the hulking structures that rely on the river for survival.