Henry Grabar

Reuters

How Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Got Himself Removed From Office

The controversial mayor of Canada's largest city is out of a job as of this morning, thanks to a technicality.

Anton Willis/YouTube

Genius Gift Idea of the Day: The Folding Kayak

It's 12 feet long, weighs 25 pounds, and you can store it under the bed.

Krokodyl/Wikimedia Commons

Thanksgiving Parade Helium: Too Expensive?

The cost to fill all those balloons is nearly twice what it was 15 years ago.

Craig Small

Vending Machine of the Day: the Biblio-Mat

Feeling lucky?

Doug Wertman/Flickr

'Drivelapse' of the Day: Route 66 in 3 Minutes

Brian DeFrees captures the big and small spots along the highway.

Svgalbertian/Wikimedia Commons

Resurrected Train Alert: New York's H Is Back

And a brief rundown of some other ghost letter trains.

Flickr/Roger4336

Does the Height Act Actually Cost D.C. Billions of Dollars?

The figure that's been cited lately seems a bit misleading.

Stockton Ports

Goofy Sports Logo of the Day: Stevedore Steve and the 5 O'Clock Dock

Savoring the small intersection between minor league baseball and vegetables.

Fabian Brunsing

Inhospitable Park Bench of the Day: The Pay and Sit

Don't get too comfy.

Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Dispute of the Day: How Many Rocks Are Thrown at D.C. Buses?

The city says it happens all over the place.

Henry Grabar

App of the Day: A Global Map of Old Signs

Check out the unusual typography all around you.

Armelle Caron

Can You Tell a City By Its Blocks?

What if blocks could be extracted, stripped of all but their essential form, and lined up for inspection? Would we know a place by the sum of its parts?

Shutterstock/lapetitelumiere

L.A. Moves Forward With Its Own Immigration Reform

The nation's second-largest city has approved ID cards aimed at helping the otherwise undocumented.

Jordan Matters

Dance of the Day: In the Streets

You can dance if you want to; you can leave your friends behind.

Flickr/Chris Breeze

Balloon Flight of the Day: Across the Atlantic

Jonathan Trappe is hoping to fly from Maine to Paris in a lifeboat suspended from a handful of helium balloons.

Columbia Pictures

The Geography of James Bond: Skyfall Edition

An updated map to reflect the newest film.

Flickr/d_herrera86

Team Name of the Day: The Denver Nuggets

Heh, heh.

WETA

A One-Ton Gollum Now Greets Visitors to Wellington International Airport

Welcome to New Zealand, now give me back my precious!

ThrashLab/YouTube

Eerie Timelapse of the Day: Washington, D.C., Without the People

It's Election Day! Freak out!