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  1. Look at the Iron Throne Being Airlifted Into the Tower of London

    I swear to you, getting a throne into 10th century architecture is a thousand times harder than winning one.

    We've seen a TARDIS flying over the Tower of London, we've seen the Queen interacting with the Iron Throne, but here's a new one for the memory banks. No, I'm not jealous of those who got to go to the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones at the Tower, why do you ask?

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  2. Things We Saw Today: An Up-Themed DogHouse Perfect for the Dug in Your Life

    He hid there because he loves you.

    Video series Super-Fan Builds has made some great stuff in the past, but this really warms our hearts. Plus, the dog's name really is Dug. It's so cute I can't handle it.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Paul Rudd’s Hair-tastic College Yearbook Photo

    Reddit found this incredibly cool shot of Paul Rudd from his time at the University of Kansas. What do you think Karl is doing right now?

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  4. This Just In: Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat

    Nothing is real anymore.

    Up is down! Black is white! Cats are... well, they're not dogs, but they definitely aren't cats either, apparently

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  5. Enter the TARDIS on Google Maps

    Next week: Keep an eye out for the double arrows leading to the floating market.

    Visit Earl's Court Road on Google Street View, and click on the double arrows. End up in a time machine. Yep, that's just about how most of my trips to London go.

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  6. Doctor Who Takes Over Heathrow Airport For 50th Anniversary

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

    According to a press release sent out this morning: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the show has teamed up with Heathrow airport to bring a little Time Lord excitement into the lives of airport passengers. It may not be bigger on the inside, but London's Heathrow Airport is pretty darn big on its own! So, what does this takeover entail?

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  7. Indie Band’s Music Video Lets You Control How Drunk They Are With the Click of a Button [Video]

    People from London are really good at two things: indie rock and getting sloshed.

    When Moones set about brainstorming for a live session music video to promote their latest EP, Ollie Kristian had a genius idea: Record their single "Better Energy" over and over again, but have each member of the band drink four beers each between every take. The result is a multi-angle masterpiece of drunkenness that uses over 10,000 YouTube annotations to allow you total control over the band's blood alcohol level at any given moment of the song. Man, if only actually getting drunk were that easy -- think of the money we'd all save!

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  8. “Fatbergs” in London Sewer to Become World’s Grossest Alternative Energy Source

    While fossil fuels drive the economy, they're not going to last forever, which is why we're looking pretty much everywhere for new sources of energy. Now solar power, wind power, biodiesel fuel, geothermal energy, and many other have been joined by a new source of fuel: Fatbergs, the massive lumps of congealed oil that coagulate and sometimes clog the sewers of London. A British energy company is planning to harvest the bergs and use them to generate electricity. Enough electricity, in fact, to power 39,000 British homes every year.

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  9. Listen to the Radio Drama of Neverwhere While You Still Can

    We said it was coming, and now it's here. BBC 4 Radio has already aired their radio drama of Neil Gaiman's novel Neverwhere. Even better than that, you can listen to the whole thing for free. It's not going to be up forever, though, and I'm sure it'll be for purchase and download at some future date. But you can stream it right now!

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  10. Quadcopter Fleet Plugs Star Trek By Forming Starfleet Insignia In London Sky [Video]

    While it's a shame it's not higher quality, I'm still amped by this video of 30 lit quadcopter robots forming a Starfleet insignia in the night sky above London, because...well, it's that sentence. Do I really have to explain why I'm totally down with it? Yes, I know it's a shameless publicity stunt. But considering it's a publicity stunt for a thing I'm already totally going to spend my money on (and you know I'm not alone there) and also involves robots, I can get behind it with fairly little trouble.

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  11. Is the Penguin Invading London Now? Giant Rubber Ducky Sails the Thames

    For reasons we still don't quite understand, Tim Burton decided to have the Penguin cruise around Gotham City in a giant rubber ducky in Batman Returns. That made about as much sense as what happened yesterday. To promote their new "FUNdation," JackPotJoy.com sailed a 50-foot-tall rubber ducky down the Thames in London, England. Is JackPotJoy.com a thing in America? We wouldn't hate seeing a giant rubber ducky cruising down the Hudson when we leave work today.

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  12. Cosplay Is More Epic When Set To Music [VIDEO]

    Why Not Do It With Some Style?

    Seriously though, it kinda is. We've since a few music videos come out of the London MCM Expo, one with lip syncing, one without. Well here's another without. Check out cosplayers spanning all geek genres looking awesome.

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  13. London Council to Install 14,000 Streetlights Capable of Being Controlled by iPad

    Cutting energy costs by fiddling with streetlights is something that's seen debate in the United Kingdom. Turning them off entirely isn't exactly a great option, of course, but there's little that can be done with the infrastructure as it currently exists beyond flipping them off and on. Westminster City Council is looking to change all that. Over the next four years, they'll be switching their 14,000 streetlights to smart alternatives capable of being controlled by an iPad, saving the council hundreds of thousands a year.

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  14. London Theater Employs Cinema Ninjas to Confront Rude Customers

    People can't seem to stop themselves from being horribly rude when viewing a movie at the theater. This behavior ranges from talking on their phone to kicking the seats and is basically just the worst. It's almost as if being inconsiderate was a pastime for these people. The Prince Charles Cinema in London has had enough. They're supposedly employing volunteers dressed in black bodysuits to regulate their audience's behavior.

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  15. Floating London Airport Plan Looks Like a Modern-Day Atlantis

    London Britannia Airport, a floating airport proposed to the British government by global architecture firm Gensler, could be the coolest building ever made... If it ever gets approved. An alternative to the publicly protested plans to expand London's Heathrow Airport, the hypothetical floating airport would be the world's first, breaking ground on an idea that architects and governments have been trying to achieve since the 1940's.

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  16. Paralympic Athlete Is The First Woman To Live At Home With A Robotic Exoskeleton

    We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

    Claire Lomas was paralyzed from the chest down after a horse riding accident in 2007 but recently utilized a robotic exoskeleton to complete the London Marathon in 17 days. Now she gets to see how the technologically advanced suit works at home. 

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  17. London Bridge Was Falling Down, Then Shipped to the U.S.

    The fine folks at MinutePhysics are taking a break from physics this week, presumably because physics is very hard. Instead, they're exploring an odd tidbit from intercontinental history in which the city of London really did have a bridge it wanted to sell -- the then decrepit London Bridge. As is so often the case, an eccentric gazillionaire with more money than sense got involved, and history was made. Which is why the London Bridge is in Arizona now. That is great, because it reaffirms the fact that we live in a world that is very strange sometimes.

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  18. This Is What A Gender Neutral Toy Store Looks Like (Thanks Harrods)

    Gender Bendery

    Harrods Department Store is a British institution that's just as much a tourist spot as any other historical landmark in London. This past week they made history by opening their first gender-neutral toy department. It was designed by London and Singapore-based interior architects Shed and has been dubbed Toy Kingdom. Everything in Toy Kingdom is grouped by theme, not gender: enchanted forest, miniature toy world, a reading room, a circus area, and a candy store. Take a peek inside and see how easy it would be for other stores to adopt.

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  19. Mass Burial Pit in London Connected to Volcanic Eruption

    The discovery of a massive east London burial pit at Spitalfields market in the 1990s was originally said to have been caused by the Black Death or Great Famine of 1315-1317. Turns out, those original declarations were wrong by around a century. New evidence, like radiocarbon dating of the bones, instead links the deaths of the 10,500 medieval skeletons to a massive volcanic event that happened thousands of miles away in 1258.

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  20. This Double-Decker Bus Does Pushups in the Name of Art

    If you have a difficult time doing a handful of pushups, it's time to get yourself in shape, because now even busses can do them. Not even the regular, thin, empirically attractive busses, but the heavy double-decker busses that prowl the English city streets. Don't worry, busses haven't become sentient and worried about their body image just yet, this one is just doing pushups in the name of art.

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