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  1. UK Bans Jaguar Ad, Citing Tom Hiddleston’s Devastating Smile Irresponsible Driving

    Should we not tell them about Top Gear?

    Jaguar says that Brits play the best villains, but apparently their latest ad campaign is just a bit too villainous for the actual British population. Driving recklessly? Quoting Shakespeare? This will not stand!

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  2. British Film Institute Enforcing Diversity Standards

    What's British for "two thumbs way up?"

    The British Film Industry announced today that projects wishing to receive funding must first meet industry guidelines designed to foster diversity both on-screen and behind the scenes. If money has to talk, at least it's saying something useful for once.

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  3. Dear British People: Stop Making Fun of Us for Saying “Soccer,” Because You Invented the Word

    We learned it from watching you, okay?? WE LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU.

    It's known internationally as football, because of course it is—it's a game where you kick a ball around with your feet. But in 'Merica, it's called "soccer," and we get an endless amount of heat from the rest of the world because of it. But it's not our fault, guys! As always, it's England's fault.

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  4. A Reminder That Coke Isn’t Awesome For You, From The Woman Who Drinks 50 Cans A Day

    Alyways, always, always Coca Cola.

    In case you are wondering what drinking twice your body weight in Diet Coke a week will do to your health, British Coke addict Jakki Ballan has been there and done that so you don't have to. Unless you're looking for a difficult way to get high, that is.

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  5. British Penguins Stressed-Out by Excessive Rain Are Taking Antidepressants

    Mr. (Pill) Popper's penguins.

    You know how it goes. You're hanging out with all of your penguin buddies, giving rocks as signs of affection, enjoying the snow and being adorable... and then you're in a zoo in Britain in a record-breaking rainy season, and it really bums you out. That's why zookeepers in Britain are slipping their penguins antidepressants.

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  6. “Miracle Beaver” First British Beaver In 500 Years

    He is the one the legends spoke of.

    In case you aren't up on your beaver stats, the buck-teethed busybodies have been extinct in their native England for the past 500 years. (And yes, we do mean the animal, that isn't British slang.) But now, in a miraculous turn of events, a beaver has returned once more to the rivers of England.

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  7. If You Give A Monkey A Banana, You’re Actually a Terrible Enabler

    Bananas are a sometimes food, now.

    A British zoo has made the executive decision to stop giving its monkeys bananas all the time. But before you object, it's not because British people are against the idea of fun and joy. It's because bananas bred for human consumption are basically the monkey equivalent of cake, and it's adversely affecting the monkeys' health.

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  8. UK Labour MP Points Out There Are No Female Engines In Thomas The Tank Engine

    If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

    Parents, it's never too early to teach your kids about fair gender representation in the media! Mary Creagh, the UK's Labour shadow transport secretary, reminded us all that gendered social conditioning starts young when she pointed out that children's TV shows unfairly portray transport jobs as exclusively male - particularly placing blame on Thomas the Tank Engine.

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  9. British Paralympians to Dress Up as Superheroes for Wheelchair Race Because They Are the Best

    It doesn't matter where they actually place in the rankings, they're totally gonna win.

    World record-breaking wheelchair racer and Paralympian Hannah Cockroft has one race left in the 2013 season. To celebrate her upcoming sabbatical, she's decided to go out with a bang. Possibly also a "Pow!" and maybe a "Klang!" for good measure, because she'll be dressed up as Wonder Woman for the race.

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  10. Daleks Threaten to Exterminate Prince Charles, News at 11. [VIDEO]

    Meanwhile...

    Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles and Camilla to most of us Americans) got a special treat recently. They visited the set of Doctor Who with Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman as tour guides! Said Smith, “Showing them how to fly the TARDIS was a real treat and something I never thought I would be doing when I first took on the role. The Prince of Wales said he remembers watching the show when he was 15 and seemed very knowledgeable on the Who history, so it’s nice to think they are watching.” Watch Prince Charles get up close and personal with a dalek above, then hit the jump to see the couple flying the TARDIS.

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