This Is How The Royal Marines Will Kick The Crap Out Of You Without Ever Touching A Gun

The Royal Marines are a pretty nasty bunch, with hundreds of years of experience fighting wars. And sometimes in war, for various reasons, you lose your rifle. The Royal Marines have contingency plans for that, and many of those plans seem to just include a swift dropkick right to the solar plexus. »11/02/15 6:24pm11/02/15 6:24pm


A British Submarine Hit 'Ice' And Now Has A Massive Dent

All Royal Navy Trafalgar-class submarines have specially strengthened hulls and conning towers for breaking through massive polar icepacks. Yet for some reason, HMS Talent returned to port sporting a massive dent in its forehead, and the British Ministry of Defence is blaming it on “ice.” Okay. »4/06/15 9:15pm4/06/15 9:15pm

Queen Elizabeth II Can Drive Stick And Fix Old Trucks, Can You?

Last week was Boxing Day, a holiday (I think?) in Canada and the United Kingdom (I think?), whose sole purpose is to celebrate that the day before was Christmas (I think?). So to celebrate those weird British holidays, here's Queen Elizabeth II being the awesome little old lady she is, and driving a Landie with a… »12/29/14 9:00am12/29/14 9:00am

Listen To The Threat You'll Hear If You Screw With British Airspace

Start flying around the United Kingdom without telling anyone where you're going, and you'll get a stern talking-to. Ignore the stern talking-to, and you'll see some fighter jets off your wing. Ignore them, and this might be the last thing you'll hear before you get blown out of the sky. »10/30/14 8:30pm10/30/14 8:30pm

James Bond Can Now Break The Speed Limit In Britain, Legally

It's often said that real-life spy work is nothing like being James Bond. James Bond is all about shooting things and explosions and women and car chases, which is supposedly not real spy work. But with a new change in law, that last bit may just become reality, because British spies are now allowed to break the… »1/12/14 1:38pm1/12/14 1:38pm

The UK Is About to Connect an Entire Highway to the Internet

Imagine a future where your car's not just connected to the road between the tire rubber and tarmac. It's connected to the internet and not only sending a steady stream of data but also receiving signals to speed up or slow down based on the traffic. This futuristic future is already here. »10/02/13 7:29pm10/02/13 7:29pm