Red-heads in England will get their chance to hang with their brethren when the Twycross Zoo allows gingers in for free on World Orangutan Day, August 19th.
No word yet on whether noted hot gingers Prince Harry or Benedict Cumberbatch will attend.
Waddle this way.
Ducks in different parts of England received specially designated 'duck lanes' for their webbed feet.
As Mashable reports:
As part of their #ShareTheSpace campaign, Britain's Canal & River Trust have introduced "duck lanes" that run alongside the water's edge, marking out a clear waddling space for everyone's favourite feathered friends.
Obviously, the ducks don't know enough to follow their specified lanes. The lane is more of a reminder to pedestrians and cyclists to be mindful of their feathered friends.
Here's a video that explains more:
Police in the UK were fooled by one very realistic looking doll.
What started out as a rescue mission to save a baby left laying in the front seat of a locked car ended in embarrassment for police in Dudley, West Midlands.
After a concerned citizen notified the police of an infant in danger, officers jumped into action—smashing Delesia Rattray's car window. But they didn't find what they expected.
When Rattray returned to her car she found a note from police telling her to call the station. Fearing that a baby's life was in danger, the police smashed her window to save what turned out to be Rattray's 10-year-old sister's baby doll.
The doll was wrapped in a blanket with only its head poking out. Police have since apologized and agreed to cover the cost of replacing the window.
You tried, Dudley police. You tried.
Tomorrow's Oct. 1 and the spooky is starting.
The Daily Mail has found photos of street signs that make a shadow that appears to look like a man being hanged.
What makes it super weird is that gallows once stood on that very spot in the Middle Ages, or at least that's what some people claim.
The illusion is seen at a spot called Dead Man's Cross in Dartmouth, Devon, where criminals were hanged in the 13th Century.
Pictures of the shadow at a crossroads between Milton Lane and Waterpool Road have gone viral after being shared on social media.
...Paula Johnston said: 'Definitely not Photoshop. Many locals, including myself, have been to the spot and looked for ourselves. 'It appears on a house opposite the crossroads known as Dead Man's Cross.'
A spokesman for Dartmouth Museum said hangings were common at Dead Man's Cross in the 1400s.
A prisoner in a maximum security Manchester prison climbed up to the roof sometime on Sunday demanding better prison conditions and heckling prison guards.
Convicted murderer Stuart Horner has been on the roof of the jail, also known as HM Prison Manchester, since about 2pm on Sunday, defying efforts to talk him down and shouting to fellow prisoners, who are on lockdown in their cells.
...Pictures from the scene show a man perched on the gable roof of the 19th-century, panopticon-style prison, which was slick with early morning rain. On Sunday night, according to the Manchester Evening News (MEN), he was seen climbing poles on the roof, removing his jogging bottoms and shouting remarks such as: "100% reoffender".
Horner, who is visible and audible from the rooftop above the walls of the jail, has complained about prison conditions and shouted he wants to change prison history.
Here's a video showing Horner letting out his aggression on the prison:
In your face, Edward Longshanks.
England's Queen Elizabeth II became the longest ever reigning monarch in the country, Sept. 9, according to the BBC.
At about 17:30 BST the Queen will have reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes - 63 years and seven months.
[Prime Minister] David Cameron said the service she had given was "truly humbling".
We don't go much in for all the monarchy malarky over here in the States, in fact, we're pretty sure there was a war over it at some point or another. Still, 63 years is a very long time to hold any job, let alone the English throne.
The previous holder of the prestigious record was Queen Elizabeth II's great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
Good job, queen.