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Coronavirus Vaccine

This is the coronavirus vaccine data everybody needs to see right now

March 1st, 2021

More than 20 million people in the UK have received at least one vaccine dose as of today. The UK mutation drove a record COVID-19 wave that peaked on January 8th, a few weeks after the nation’s vaccination campaign first started. A variety of studies show that both the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines effectively prevent …

swearing parrots

Parrots with foul mouths forced to separate by zoo staff

October 5th, 2020

A group of parrots at a zoo in the UK have been separated after they began swearing at visitors and “setting each other off” with their foul language. The birds began teaching each other to swear and soon they were cursing up a storm, telling visitors to “f*ck off* and repeating other offensive phrases.  Visitors …

Coronavirus Sex Ban

England banned sex in response to the coronavirus pandemic

June 2nd, 2020

England effectively enacted a coronavirus sex ban with a law that would limit social gatherings of indoor groups consisting of at least two people. The #sexban hashtag started trending on social media in response to the new COVID-19 social distancing regulations. This is one for the record books, England. The country wanted to tackle the …

Coronavirus Symptoms

UK doctors warn of unusual coronavirus symptoms in some children

April 28th, 2020

UK doctors have issued an alert to colleagues about a series of severe symptoms that can appear in some children infected with the novel coronavirus. Some children exhibited “multi-system inflammation” and flu-like symptoms that required intensive care. Not all of the children were COVID-19 positive, but they exhibited signs indicative of toxic shock syndrome or …

cancer misdiagnosis

Mom of two was misdiagnosed with cancer, endured chemo and surgery before the mistake was found

July 20th, 2019

A mother-of-two from England was misdiagnosed with cancer three years ago, with doctors telling her she had a particularly aggressive form of the disease that would require intense treatment and surgery. It took months before the hospital realized the mistake. The patient, Sarah Boyle, underwent chemotherapy and a double mastectomy before doctors realized that the …

giant jellyfish

This human-sized jellyfish is both really cool and kinda scary

July 16th, 2019

The world’s oceans are filled with all manner of jaw-dropping creatures, but you have to be in the right place at the right time to actually catch a glimpse of them. For wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly, the right place was in the water off the southwest coast of England, and the right time was earlier …