Henry Grabar

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European Soccer Has Reorganized Around Cities, and It Could Be Awesome

Europe's 2020 soccer championship will, for the first time, not be awarded to any particular set of countries.

Laverrue/Flickr

Stat of the Day: Bicycle Fatalities Rose 8.7 Percent From 2010 to 2011

The vehicle fatality rate dropped, though.

Outdoor Smoking Bans: Impossible to Enforce, or Inevitable?

Declaring public space smoke-free is becoming exponentially more common. Enforcing it is not.

Gary Cameron/Reuters

Trade of the Day: The FBI for the Redskins

Border diplomacy.

WNYC

Mapping the New York Neighborhoods With the Most Out-of-Towners

Out-of-state migrants are skipping the outer boroughs and heading straight to Manhattan.

Deadspin

New Identity of the Day: The New Orleans Hornets Become the Pelicans

Let's go Pels!

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Inevitable Commercialism of the Day: New Hampshire May Sell Naming Rights to Infrastructure

Seriously, how did it take this long?

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How Dave Brubeck Used His Talents to Fight for Integration

As a white jazz musician in a segregated country, he fought for his black bassist.

Ashley Hartzell

D.C. Gets Its First 'Passive House'

What began as a competition entry is now a two-family home in Northeast Washington.

Herbert Mason

An Interactive Map of the Blitz: Where and When the Bombs Fell on London

The extent of the campaign is shocking.

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Unsolicited Political Advice of the Day: Mitt for Mayor!

And other juicy tidbits.

High-Speed Video of the Day: Dozens of Jets Landing at Heathrow

Pretty efficient, contrary to popular opinion.

Nikita Šohov & Karli Luik / Salto Architects

Path of the Day: The Russian Trampoline Road

Beats a moving walkway.

Pouring Milk All Over Yourself: The Next Extremely Bizarre Trend?

This thought-provoking gag is the best new thing.

G. Eric and Edith Matson Photo Collection

Flashback: When Baghdad Was a Party City

The 11th century, Islamic Golden Age of science, medicine, math, and partying.

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Trade of the Day: Bostonians May Pay for Parking Tickets With Toy Donations

It has become a Beantown tradition.

Marcel Eskenazy

Santa Monica Passed a Law to Stop Parties at One House

When your parties require special legislation, you know you're doing something right.

Shutterstock

Stat of the Day: No One Was Slashed, Stabbed or Shot in New York City Yesterday

Has this happened before? Ever?

Improv Everywhere

Prank of the Day: Black Friday at the Dollar Store

Improv Everywhere doin' that thing they do.