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The Last Video Store

The Last Video Store

Filmmaker Arthur Cauty takes us inside Bristol, UK shop 20th Century Flicks, one of the last remaining video stores on the planet. After the shop nearly closed, a handful of dedicated film buffs tossed in their own money to keep the store alive in the face of streaming content, maintaining more social approach to renting movies.

Playing Records with Cash

Playing Records with Cash

England’s new Five Pound notes are made from a durable plastic polymer that makes them impossible to crumple, resistant to water and burning, harder to counterfeit, and as an added bonus, capable of playing records, as shown in this brief video clip.

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Queen’s Guard Game of Thrones

Queen’s Guard Game of Thrones

During the ceremonial changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Guard played the theme from Game of Thrones, making us wonder if Danaerys has plans to invade London with her dragons and reclaim the throne.

Weston Sand Sculpture Festival

Weston Sand Sculpture Festival

This year, the annual sand sculpture festival has gone with the theme “HOLLYWOOD,” filling the beaches of North Somerset England with incredible sculptures paying tribute to movie magic. Runs through 9/2013. Hi-res pics here.

The Royal Wedding – Abridged

The Royal Wedding – Abridged

If you didn’t have the 3 hours or the patience to watch The Royal Wedding, here’s an amusing, overdubbed version to bring you up to speed, conveniently abbreviated to 1:30. (Thanks Maffin!)

Mongrels

Mongrels

NSFW: Proof positive that the UK gets all the funny shows before we remake and ruin them, BBC 3’s Mongrels features potty-mouthed animal puppets in adult situations. (Ok, we had TV Funhouse first).

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