The electrical infrastructure in Mexico's capital did not respond happily to Sunday morning's quake.
A municipal arborist whittled this damaged tree into a street chair for the neighborhood.
All in all, the U.S. suffered 11 meteorological calamities costing $1 billion or more.
Also, Malibu considers outlawing rat poison and another Mexican city bans bullfighting.
Cycling in Vancouver just got a little more wild.
This monumental dousing has been called Europe's worst flood since the Middle Ages.
Hundreds of glowing, pendulous prophylactics liven up a drab square in Madrid.
The huge, globe-trotting waterfowl will make its American debut in September.
"There could be rotting flesh and feces on a mattress," says photographer Amanda Durbin, "and I'd still snap a photo before I called the authorities."
Also, Brazil deploys an energy-generating toilet and Britain scares the hell out of potential drunk drivers.
Demolition crews exploded the tallest building on Governors Island this weekend to make way for new parkland.
Oh, the (non) horror!
Thomas Savage would like to dot the English coast with beach inns filled with migrating birds.
Because it's their fault that married men cheat on their wives, the reasoning goes.
New Mexico's major wildfires are covering the city with plumes of acrid smoke.
Hint: Think of Transformers.
The Q-Fog handlebar system splurts cooling jets of water onto overheated cyclists.
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They're good at manipulating touch screens to get food rewards, for instance.