The BBC ghost spoof that duped a nation

The BBC ghost spoof that duped a nation
"I said to her, 'why don't we do it instead as an investigation, a mystery story - pretending it's a live transmission from a haunted house?'," Volk recalls."I remember that moment very clearly, when she was really excited by that." Image caption Michael Parkinson was among a host of familiar, trusted faces on the programme The team wanted to push the boundaries of reality even further. They didn't want it fronted by conventional actors - they wanted familiar and

‘The Incredibles 2’ first trailer is here, watch it now

‘The Incredibles 2’ first trailer is here, watch it now
The Incredibles are back, and they have a laser baby. This is great news. SEE ALSO: Lucky 'Star Wars' fans got a surprise visit from Mark Hamill during a tour at Disneyland Disney Pixar's first-ever look at The Incredibles 2 reveals that the youngest member of the superhuman family has a new power: Jack-Jack Parr can now shoot lasers out of his eyes. That's in addition to the shapeshifting, fire-making, and phasing powers he tapped into in the first

Kevin Spacey chose a pretty terrible moment to come out as a gay man.

Kevin Spacey chose a pretty terrible moment to come out as a gay man.
There's never a bad time to start living your truth as an LGBTQ person. But, as actor Kevin Spacey's watershed coming-out moment shows, there are certainly some not great times to share that news with the public — like, for instance, when you're protecting yourself against allegations you molested a teenager. Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images. On Oct. 29, actor Anthony Rapp alleged Spacey had made unwanted sexual advances toward him when Rapp was a minor. More than three

5-Yr-Old Found “Clinging to a Church Pew” After Being Shot 5 Times in Texas Massacre Miraculously Survives

5-Yr-Old Found “Clinging to a Church Pew” After Being Shot 5 Times in Texas Massacre Miraculously Survives
ShareTweet As heartbreaking news continues to surface about the lives and families involved in Sunday’s Texas church massacre, we’re starting to learn more about the 26 victims who lost their lives to the evil acts of a shooter that fateful morning. One brave little boy who is recovering this week is Ryland Ward. GoFundMe The 5-year-old was reportedly shot five times: once in the elbow, twice in the stomach and twice in the leg, according to a GoFundMe campaign

Atheists Get Football Coach Banned From Praying, Plan Totally Backfires When Students Respond in Droves

Atheists Get Football Coach Banned From Praying, Plan Totally Backfires When Students Respond in Droves
ShareTweet A Georgia high school football coach is reveling in God’s victory this week after an atheist group’s quest to ban him and his coaching staff from praying with players and students has inadvertently led to a much different reaction. In October, the Freedom From Religion Foundation pursued East Coweta High School’s head football coach, John Small, issuing a ban that prevented him from invoking God, prayer or any form of faith with his players. FFRF brought forth the ban

Priti Patel quits over Israel meetings row

Priti Patel quits over Israel meetings row
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPriti Patel is filmed leaving the back entrance of 10 Downing Street Priti Patel has resigned as UK international development secretary amid controversy over her unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials.She was ordered back from an official trip in Africa by the PM and summoned to Downing Street over the row.In her resignation letter, Ms Patel said her actions "fell below the standards of transparency and openness that I have promoted and

LEGO’s Taj Mahal set is coming back and it’s absolutely beautiful

LEGO’s Taj Mahal set is coming back and it’s absolutely beautiful
Image: LEGOThere are some great news for LEGO lovers. The iconic plastic construction toys company is relaunching one of their biggest sets, the Taj Mahal, after nearly a decade. SEE ALSO: The new Lego House is inviting one lucky family to stay overnight This is super exciting for those of you who appreciate beautiful architecture as this set is pretty much identical to the real thing located in India. Image: Lego Taj Mahal from the Yamuna River, Agra, Uttar

Celebrity chef Carluccio dies at 80

Celebrity chef Carluccio dies at 80
'A charming don'Jamie Oliver paid tribute to his "first London boss", working with the Italian at Carluccio's Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden 25 years ago."He was such a charismatic charming don of all things Italian," Oliver wrote on Instagram."Always hanging out the front door of the restaurant with a big fat cigar, a glass of something splendid and his amazing fuzzy white hair."Viva Antonio Carluccio... Cook a feast up there mate," he added. Report End of Twitter post

Hackers Say They’ve Broken Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

Hackers Say They’ve Broken Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release
'It was even simpler than we ourselves had thought.'Bkav ResearchersAside from the challenge of acquiring an accurate face scan, the researchers’ simpler setup outperformed more expensive techniques for attempted Face ID trickery—namely, the ones we at WIRED tried earlier this month. With the help of a special effects artist, and at a cost of thousands of dollars, we created full masks cast from a staffer's face in five different materials, ranging from silicone to gelatin to vinyl. Despite details

Free Press Group Ready to Cut Off WikiLeaks

Free Press Group Ready to Cut Off WikiLeaks
In the heat of the presidential election campaign last year, Xeni Jardin, a journalist and free speech advocate, developed a sickening feeling about WikiLeaks. Jardin had been a supporter of the radical transparency group since at least 2010, when it published hundreds of thousands of U.S. military and State Department documents leaked by Chelsea Manning. In 2012, Jardin was a founding member of the board of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a nonprofit established as a censorship-proof conduit

This 11-year-old Scout became a hero after grilling a senator on her policies.

This 11-year-old Scout became a hero after grilling a senator on her policies.
The Boy Scouts of America have been all over the news lately, but in a recent video, it's one of the group's youngest members who's making waves. The video was taken earlier this month and features a Colorado state senator, Vicki Marble, holding a question-and-answer session at a Cub Scout den meeting. The senator likely had no idea just how tough the questions were going to be. One of the scouts, 11-year-old Ames Mayfield, had come prepared to ask

Jeff Bezoss guide to life

Jeff Bezoss guide to life
Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champagne at his rocket landing. The world’s richest person displayed an unprecedented level of candor during an interview at in Los Angeles this weekend at invite-only getaway Summit Series, a favorite amongst tech founders which we recently profiled. Why did Jeff get so vulnerable? Because his little brother Mark Bezos was the interviewer. Set against

Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoas reunion is even sweeter when Gal Gadot joins in

Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoas reunion is even sweeter when Gal Gadot joins in
Game of ThronesJason MomoaEmilia Clarkelatest reunionAlthough they’ve multiple times since Momoa finished on , this reunion comes at a big time for both of them. Clarke, who’s for Daenerys Targaryen, is filming ’ eighth and final season while Momoa is in the midst of a global press tour for . On Sunday, the two met in London for some drinks, and their joy is infectious. Momoa shared a different photo on Sunday, where he lamented the fact that they