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A 16-year-old's been arrested in Glasgow, Scotland, for attempting to kickstart a riot via Facebook, to match England's riots. While it's not yet known if his/her efforts will spark any trouble, Facebook has at least taken the page down.
The whiskey business in Scotland is a £800 million/year industry ($1.2 billion) . With that much money flowing, knockoff brands are pervasive. But a newly developed test can rapidly and accurately tell real scotch from fake, on-site.
Honestly, I'm beginning to think prisoners have been receiving some sneaky electricians' training, such is the quality of rewiring skills they possess. From rewiring PlayStations into tattoo guns, Scottish crims have gone a step further down the sparky route.
Now that Street View has covered 95 per cent of British roads, expect to see a lot more random snapshots of those eccentric Brits - like these, which show a comic book meet-up on a very remote island off Scotland.
Glasgow's Dutch-built "amfibus" resumed testing today after being grounded for an unnecessarily deployed airbag. From the video on BBC's website, it looks just like a big yellow schoolbus, but runs in liquid and allows writers to make water puns.
It gets boring this time of year in Scotland. That's what I assume anyway, knowing that scientists in Aberdeen have developed software to turn a computer into a cold pun machine. Some of the jokes are funny! Most are not.
Scottish architecture firm ZM Architecture has come up with a way to deliver more renewable energy to Glasgow: solar panel lily pads. Yep, they want to populate the River Clyde with a series of gigantic solar islands that'll soak up the rays all day long, sending electricity to the grid while also acting as an aesthetically-pleasing attraction. Initially an entry in the International Design Awards "Land and Sea" competition where it took first prize, the Glasgow city council is now considering testing out a small run of the solar lily pads in the river.