Space tourism sounds pretty fun, if exorbitantly expensive. The ticket to ride is far from the only pricy thing about it. Building a spaceport for launches and returns costs hundreds of millions. So why does Sir Richard Branson now want to build one in the UK, right after finishing one in America—which isn’t even…
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.
British police reminded the public yesterday that it’s illegal to ride “one of these” in public. And by “one of these,” the fuzz means self-balancing scooters. That didn’t stop the press from calling the wheeled contraptions “hoverboards.” Ugh!
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.
Don't laugh. DON'T LAUGH. We've all been there, having one of those days, where you completely forget how directionality, physics, and the universe itself works, okay?! So do not laugh. Too hard.
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…
The Red Bull Racing team has released a statement about a break-in at their racing factory. According to the team and to the local police, a group of men drove a truck through the front entrance, thereby allowing them to abscond with more than 60 racing trophies.
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.
It's been demonstrated that most speed limits are arbitrary and kind of pointless beyond fueling a money-making scheme, so it's nice to see that Britain is doubling down on them. Actually, they're quadrupling down, by raising the maximum speeding fine to £10,000. That's almost $17,000, in American.
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Two constables of the Wiltshire Police's Roads Policing Unit in the United Kingdom (obviously) manage to escape with only minor injuries after their Audi was absolutely wrecked by another. After looking at this picture, I would say "ouch," but I suppose that's not really applicable anymore.
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…
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.
Two questions: 1. Are you living in the United Kingdom? and 2. Have you been meaning to buy a Subaru WRX or WRX STI?
If you're a Formula 1 fan and have marketing experience, I think we've just found you your next job. Marussia F1 Team is U.K.-based, run by Russians, and is looking for a partnership manager.
The man who put the "Great" in Great Britain owned a Land Rover toward the end of his long life, and it's going up for auction in October. This one's got a few modifications, as this Brit was great indeed, especially around the waist.
A young driver was trapped when his Vauxhall Astra collided with a semi on a busy English highway this morning. The small car became pinned beneath the truck's loaded trailer, but its driver was able to get out of the car without assistance from rescue workers.