When British actor John Hurt passed away in January, news editors around the world quickly started broadcasting clips from the actor's many iconic roles. But it was maybe not the smartest idea for one of them to air Hurt's most gory (and memorable) movie moment immediately after kids finished watching Saturday morning cartoons.
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The Royal Mint released 300 million new one pound coins into circulation on Tuesday. The money is packed with cutting edge anti-counterfeiting measures, including one that British authorities won't even talk about. Is it a coincidence that this happened the day before British Prime Minister Teresa May triggered the UK's exit from the European Union? Probably.
"8000 locust, 2000 crickets, 4000 cockroaches. See you tomorrow night," was the text Huck Magazine writer Michael Segalov received hours before activists unleashed those exact breeds and quantities of insects inside a Byron burger location in London. The bugs came from activists upset by some recent anti-immigration activities at the chain and their vengeance was swift.
The US may make big turbines, but the UK knows how to make lots of them: The world's biggest wind farm is to be constructed just off the cost of England.
Back in June, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket exploded catastrophically shortly after liftoff. Now, some of the debris appears to have washed up on the UK coast — over 6437km from where the accident happened.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is struggling to catch a break at the moment. Though he (probably) wasn't actually at fault, his representatives certainly were: they uploaded a very-obviously-doctored picture of the PM to the official 10 Downing Street Facebook page, and caused more than a bit of a stir.