Tag Archives: England

The Deadly Beauty of England’s Poison Garden

Imagine going to a place where you see a warning on the entrance telling you that plants there can kill you. Scary, right? Welcome… The post The Deadly Beauty of England’s Poison Garden appeared first on When On Earth – For People Who Love Travel.Read More…

Incredible Facts about 30 of the World’s Most Notorious Slums of All Time

When traveling, most people focus on tourist sites and beautiful scenery and ignore the more rundown areas. However, some of the world’s most notorious… The post Incredible Facts about 30 of the World’s Most Notorious Slums of All Time appeared first on When On Earth – For People Who Love Travel.Read More…

Scotland Should Decide…

There being less than two weeks to go before the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence, a subject on which I have so far refrained from commenting, I thought I would write something on it from the point of view of an English academic. I was finally persuaded to take the plunge because of incoming traffic…Read More…

Outdoor Cafe In England Gets A TARDIS Bathroom

Dammit Doctor, I thought I told you to restock the toilet paper. This is the TARDIS replica that was repurposed as a bathroom by Justin Hoggans of The Warmley Waiting Room Cafe in Bristol, England. It makes the perfect place to take a dump knowing …Read More…

Indy?!: British Police Raid Pub Searching For Holy Grail

So apparently British police officers raided a pub in Herefordshire searching for what some people believe to be the Holy Grail (the cup Jesus drank from during the Last Supper). Is it really? I dunno, but I’m not about to drink out of it to find o…Read More…

Attention, America: The UK Has Our Sperm – Sure, they’re strong. But are they “swim the Atlantic Ocean” strong?

If you’re an American male with surplus swimmers and a cash deficit, you may be pleased to know that the sperm shortage in the UK is being tackled hands-on by many Americans–but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.Read More…

A Great Test

Just back to Brighton from a short break, part of which (Saturday) I spent at Lords Cricket Ground watching Day 3 of the First Test between England and Sri Lanka. England had been put in to bat on the first morning and has wobbled early on, but had rallied strongy with young Joe Root scoring…Read More…

Britain’s Mysterious Coin-Studded Wishing Trees

Superstitions have always been a part of human culture. From tossing a coin into a fountain to blowing candles for a birthday party, these… The post Britain’s Mysterious Coin-Studded Wishing Trees appeared first on When On Earth – Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to Get.Read More…

Visit Nature’s Sleeping Beauty: The Lost Gardens of Heligan

If you want to know if secret gardens really do exist, look no further for England’s Lost Gardens of Heligan will likely make you… The post Visit Nature’s Sleeping Beauty: The Lost Gardens of Heligan appeared first on When On Earth – Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to Get.Read More…

Little Boy Gets Star Wars Themed Funeral As Final Wish

You know what’s behind the helmet? Tears. In heartbreaking news, these are photos of 4-year old Jack Robinson’s Star Wars themed funeral. Because life isn’t fair in the least, Jack, of Hampshire, England, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tum…Read More…