Stunning Aerial Images of Hill Forts from Britain's Iron Age

Some 3,000 "hill forts" or "defended enclosures" are scattered across Britain. The elevated land provided a defensive advantage, with lines of fortifications—such as walls and ditches—erected around the hills' contours. Seen from the ground, they must have been imposing; seen from the sky, they're exquisite. » 7/02/14 2:54pm 7/02/14 2:54pm

Constructing Stonehenge was the project that unified Britain

We now know that Stonehenge's stones traveled great distances to reach their final destination in Wiltshire, some coming from as far away as western Wales. The sheer amount of human power required to move and place those stones might very well have been the point of the whole endeavor, as a team of archaeologists now… » 6/23/12 2:00pm 6/23/12 2:00pm

Child mugshots of the 1800s were like a depressing episode of The…

During the Victorian era, kids as young as eleven received adult sentences for minor crimes. Here's an assortment of children's mugshots taken in Newcastle, England during the early 1870s. If some of them weren't labeled "PHOTOGRAPH OF PRISONER," you might mistake these portraits for yearbook photos. » 6/22/12 8:10am 6/22/12 8:10am

When the monster from Labyrinth met a very confused Princess Di

Royalty is expected to hobnob among the commoners, but Princess Diana certainly didn't see this encounter coming when she woke up on December 1, 1986. At the Labyrinth Royal Premiere, Henson and the friendly monster Ludo ended up chatting with Di and Prince Charles about anti-Fraggle poaching charities or the… » 3/12/12 6:20am 3/12/12 6:20am

A virtual Morrissey is on the loose in Google Earth

If you use Google Earth to look up the Salfords Lads Club in Manchester, England, you'll find a famously coiffed squatter in this virtual world. Punch in "St Ignatius Walk, M5 3RX" on 3D Buildings mode and you'll see a pixelated incarnation of Morrissey, The Smiths' loud-mouthed pontificator, forever standing smugly. » 1/02/12 6:40am 1/02/12 6:40am

British seaside town blasted with mysterious white goo

Here's a reminder that a lot of tiny dead microorganisms can create an absolutely gag-worthy mess. Earlier this week, the British seaside town of Cleveleys was frosted with a thick coating of oceanic foam that resembled snow, but was in all likelihood a frothing mix of deceased algae. Explains The Guardian: » 12/31/11 7:30am 12/31/11 7:30am