This Guy Rates Benches All Around The UK And The Reviews Are Spot-On

ratethisbench Everybody has a hobby. It can be anything as simple as collecting coins or stamps, partaking in certain sports, whether as a player or a spectator, or even cosplaying, but it can also be a bit more uncommon, like trainspotting, collecting pictures of doors, and rating benches. Never heard of the last one? Well, then meet Samuel Wilmot, a 23-year-old recruiter from Bristol...

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Sony’s Iconic PlayStation Shapes Take Over London Tube Station for UK PS5 Launch

Alex Davidson/Getty Images Sony has taken over Oxford Circus Tube station in London to mark the launch of the PS5 in the UK. The marketing stunt will last for 48 hours at Oxford Circus, and sees the Tube station rebranded with PlayStation shapes throughout. The walls of the tube station have changed, alongside the decorative roundels for the four station entrances at street level. h/t: theverge...

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Artist Barbara Franc Creates Gorgeous Animal Sculptures

Animals are a magnificent force of nature, guided by instinct and intelligence. With all the beauty and variety they offer, it’s no surprise that the animal kingdom has been a long-standing source of inspiration for all kinds of artists, from story-tellers to sculptors. Barbara Franc is one such sculptor. Based out of London, Franc uses the power of recycling to bring out the magnificence of many...

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Vintage Photos Capture People Wearing Masks During the Great Smog in the 1950s

Bettmann In early December 1952, a thick layer of smog–a combination of cold weather, windless conditions, and sulfurous acidic smoke arising from the abundant use of coal–settled over the British capital. As London had already been infamous for its heavy fog, there was no panic. However, it was estimated that up to 12,000 people had been killed by the toxic “pea-souper” and over 100...

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Vintage Photos of Famous People With Their Minis From the 1960s and 1970s

Cathy McGowan When it comes to driving a classic car there are plenty of wonderful choices. For people who favor practicality and style, minis are an ideal vehicle. Minis have proven to be popular with celebrities as well. There’s a range of famous people who’ve owned a Mini, including Paul McCartney and Steve McQueen. Here’s a selection of celebrities that have owned — and loved — their Minis. h/

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Stunning Vintage Photos of the Panther 6, a Crazy 6-Wheeled UK Sports Car From 1977

The Panther 6 was a British six-wheel convertible produced by Panther in 1977. The car is powered by a mid-mounted 8.2 L (500 cu in) Cadillac V8 engine with twin turbochargers paired to a three-speed automatic transmission. Only two cars were made (one in black, one in white), both of which are known to still exist. h/t: vintag.es The six-wheel configuration was inspired by the Tyrrell P34 racing...

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“Wear Mask. Save Live”: Borat Had Made Hilarious Appearances on Major Landmarks Across the UK

Borat was beamed onto Edinburgh Castle with the pro-mask message Sacha Baron Cohen’s comical character was projected onto famous sites around the country with the slogan: “Wear mask. Save live.” And he posed up wearing nothing but a face mask covering his modesty. h/t: thesun He also appeared in Glasgow But the National Trust has hit out at the ‘defacement’ of the Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset...

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Misty Lochs, Magical Woods and Spectacular Lightning Strikes: Feast Your Eyes on The Incredible Winning Shots for The 2020 Landscape Photographer of The Year Awards

The splendour of Britain’s rural and urban landscapes have been captured in breathtaking fashion for the 13th time – by the shortlisted and winning entries to the 13th Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Every time, without fail, the winning and shortlisted images by the nation’s most talented amateur and professional photographers take the breath away. As before, prints of the top...

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New Banksy Hula Hoop Girl Mural Unveiled on Side of Nottingham Beauty Salon

Carl Recine/Reuters Banksy has posted a picture of a mural of a girl hula-hooping on social media, ending speculation over whether he was behind the work. The mural appeared on a wall on the corner of Rothesay Avenue in Lenton, Nottingham. More: Instagram Carl Recine/Reuters Painted in black and white, the tongue-in-cheek image sits just behind a battered bike chained to a lamp post with an...

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Incredible Snaps from The Winners of The Annual Sea View Photography Competition Capture the Wonders of The Ocean

National maritime charity Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society have revealed the best pictures from their eighth annual photography competition, showcasing images relating to the UK’s historic relationship with the sea. This year, the charity has launched a £1m Covid response fund to provide support for working maritime professionals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Harbour drama by Tom McPherson.

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