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18 Things You Didn’t Know About UK Coins

The Royal Mint has jumped on the retro design bandwagon and designed a new £1 coin which apparently resembles a threepenny bit. It's going into circulation today. If you grew up post-decimalisation and had to google this mysterious coin, then maybe you need to brush up on the numismatic history, starting here with 18 facts which will have you hunting down the back of your sofa in no time. Read More >>

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20 Christmas Facts You Probably Never Knew

Merry Christmas trivia fans! You've likely come across Yuletide Christmas facts round-ups that are pretty dire affairs, filled with one-sentence pieces of information that raise more questions than they answer, or just blindly fuel a myth (illegal mince pies! ha! you'll see). That's no fun and might make you sound silly down the pub. Read More >>

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60 Star Wars Facts You Might Not Know

May the 4th be with you! Yep, it's Star Wars Day once more, an elegant date for a more civilized age. Read More >>

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The 14 Craziest, Most Dangerous Airports in the World

This article was first published on July 21st, 2015, and we have brought it back to your attention for our Giz UK Transport Week. Enjoy! Read More >>

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Transport Week: London Bus Facts Revisited

All aboard! London's buses are as recognisable as cultural icons go, and as part of Transport Week were are revisit a great round-up of London bus facts, spanning from their Victorian origins to today's modern machines. Read it here. Read More >>

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14 Things You Didn’t Know About Air Travel

Ninety years ago, on the 28th of September 1924, a team of heroic US aviators completed the first round-the-world flight. The journey began 175 days earlier, where four planes set off from Santa Monica, California, on an epic journey which covered 27,533 miles and passed over 27 countries. So what better way to celebrate one of mankind's greatest achievements than with 14 facts about air travel. Read More >>

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13 Quick Flying Scotsman Facts You Might Not Know

The most famous steam train of all is back in business today, with a short run from refurbishment shed to tracks that form part of the East Lancashire Railway heritage line marking the return of the Flying Scotsman to active service. Read More >>

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A Brit’s Guide to Thanksgiving

Gather around ye merry Pilgrims, today the US is in the throes of Thanksgiving celebrations, so don your buckled hats, grab a turkey, and learn all about this American tradition with Giz UK’s Turkey Day crib sheet. Read More >>

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12 Things You Might Not Know About the Fallout Games

Fallout 4 is finally here, and we hope you’ve taken several days off work to fully immerse yourself into the nuclear wasteland. It’s the game we’ve all been waiting for; set in a post-apocalyptic Boston, Bethesda promises Fallout 4 is the most ambitious world they’ve ever created. And that's saying something, coming from the minds behind the Elder Scrolls series. Read More >>

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18 Things You Might Not Know About James Bond

Men want to be him (or kill him), women want to sleep with him (or kill him) – it's none other than the international secret agent himself, James Bond. Read More >>

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12 Things You Might Not Know About Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest it the world's biggest and best excuse to get drunk sample a number of different, high-quality beers. The festival is traditionally held in Munich but is slowly spreading all over the globe – you can even celebrate in London this week! Read More >>

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20 Things You Might Not Know About Android

We love a new Nexus release, it's a chance for Google to showcase the optimum compromise of decent specs and an affordable price. Of course, it also means we get to see Android, our favourite mobile operating system (well, Google didn't call the bailiffs on us, did they?) in its purest form. No TouchWiz, or Sense UI, just vanilla Android. Read More >>

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About the Game of Rugby

Every four years the Rugby World Cup comes around, making the lives of rugby fans that little bit sweeter, not only because they have the chance to watch some quality international games, but mainly because it's the only time it is talked about more than football. Read More >>

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13 Facts You Might Not Know About the iPhone

If you've somehow missed the news, later today Tim Cook will take to a stage in California to unveil a new iPhone to the world. Whether it's the predictable iPhone 6S,  6C and other assorted updates, or a more exotic iPhone 7, this launch has got us feeling all nostalgic. Read More >>

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16 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Hiroshima Bombing

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima, the first ever use of nuclear weapons in combat. The event was extraordinary for a number of reasons, as it marked the beginning of the nuclear age, the onset of the Cold War and the fact that humankind had so thoroughly mastered nature that it could now wipe out every living thing on the planet in the blink of an eye, if it wanted to. Read More >>