The Best Free Gift With Cereal of All Time Sometimes, good things come in boring packages. I grew up in the U.K., where cereal box prizes were as unimpressive as they were ubiquitous (a plastic spoon here, a couple of stickers there). But at some point in the mid-to-late ’80s, after we moved to a new house but before my parents split up, Weetabix offered the best free gift of all time: a mix tape. Actually, several mix tapes. The Top Trax Collection.
The four British founders of tech company Idyl Hands have just sold their company to US investors, netting them £14m each. That’s the premise of Channel 4’s new comedy Loaded, which started yesterday. Wallets stuffed to bursting, Josh, Leon, Ewan and Watto celebrate in traditional fashion: taking a bath in Dom Perignon and hiring a barbershop quartet to sing Fuck You to everyone who refused them seed money.
When you think about medieval medicine, you might picture leeches or dirty knives, but doctors in the Middle Ages were more sophisticated than we tend to give them credit for. In fact, in 2015, researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK found that a recipe from a 10th century medical text (OK, yes, it's called Bald's Leechbook) was effective against modern-day superbugs.