Retailer Forgets To Check The News, Sends Email Welcoming An Independent Scotland

Retailer Forgets To Check The News, Sends Email Welcoming An Independent Scotland

The staff over at Made.com in the United Kingdom were apparently up too late glued to the TV last night to see whether or not Scotland voted to become a separate country. Because while Scotland decided to stay in the UK, a marketing email sent bright and early this morning welcomed a new country to its rolls — Scotland. Well, this is awkward. [More]

On the left, a map. On the right, chicken (via @DailyMirror)

KFC Customer Claims His Dinner Has Foretold The Outcome Of Scotland’s Independence Vote

While the United Kingdom stands poised on the brink of a possibly fractured future, one man says he already knows the outcome of Scotland’s vote on independence: It’s going solo, according to a piece of chicken he bought from KFC. Well, that’s decided. [More]

At 67.5% ABV, This Beer Claims To Be The World’s Strongest

At 67.5% ABV, This Beer Claims To Be The World’s Strongest

It’s Friday, meaning millions of people around the world will be kicking back with a beer at some point today, but most of them might as well be drinking water compared to the few who will be diving into a bottle of a new beer that claims to be the world’s strongest with an alcohol content of 67.5%. [More]

Scotland Distributes Free Cupboard Latches To Keep Kids Away From Detergent Pods

Scotland Distributes Free Cupboard Latches To Keep Kids Away From Detergent Pods

Here in the United States, land of free enterprise, we’re trying to solve the problem of children snarfing detergent pods by selling them in opaque containers and maybe making them look less like candy. In Scotland, authorities are taking a different tactic: distributing free cupboard latches to new parents and educating them about the dangers of delicious-looking detergent pods. [More]

Kids Worldwide Still Snarfing Detergent Pods Like Candy

Kids Worldwide Still Snarfing Detergent Pods Like Candy

In hindsight, maybe brightly-colored, individually wrapped dollops of laundry detergent weren’t such a great idea from a safety point of view. Sure, they’re popular: pre-measured soap is handy, and they keep people who use laundromats or apartment building machines from hauling giant bottles around. The disadvantage is that even with warnings to keep the products on a high shelf and promises to change the packaging to make it more childproof, kids everywhere seem to find the pods irresistible. [More]

Are You Ready For Beer With 32% Alcohol Content?

Are You Ready For Beer With 32% Alcohol Content?

It could be the biggest thing from the UK to hit American shores since the British Invasion — or at the very least it could do more harm to a teenager than a Beatles song. A Scottish brewery is slowly unleashing a beer on the former colonies that contains an astounding 32% alcohol by volume. [More]