John Metcalfe

Modern Mechanix

Why Didn't This 1930s Cow-Catcher For Pedestrians Ever Catch On?

This is what passed for road safety 80 years ago.

Regan Appleton

Turn Your Beloved Old Bike Into Taxidermy

In a world that deems it fit to stuff and preserve dead pets, this isn't that bizarre.

Black Friday 2012 Rewind: Here Are America's Craziest Shoppers

Warning: Ahead lies profanity, chair throwing and INSANE DEALS!

What If Westerners Had Their Safe Toilets Taken Away?

They'd join the ranks of one in three women worldwide who face "shame, disease, harassment and even attack," according to WaterAid.

Alex Bogusky/SRAM

Incredible Sculptures Made From Bike Parts

It's astonishing to see what somebody can conjure from the leavings on a fix-it shop's floor.

Visualizing a City's Prodigious Carbon Emissions

This simulation shows one-ton blobs of carbon dioxide rising from the street in giant blue spheres.

Rapha

San Francisco's New Bike Parklet Is a Dismembered Citroën H Van

"It was just sitting there, gathering dust."

Fra Biancoshock/Myst-R

Here's One Way to Waste Time at the Bus Stop

An Italian street artist has the perfect thing for when the bus is running late: Popping bubblewrap.

Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Designs an Alien Mothership for Tokyo

The famed architect's vision for Tokyo's New National Stadium is gorgeous and a little intimidating.

The Incredible Missile Battle Above Israel

The skies have been absolutely insane this week. 

Bunches and Bits/Flickr

Husbands Can No Longer Rape Wives in the Solomon Islands: This Week in Bans

Also, Portland's City Council rushes to remove agitators, and Uganda's biggest city decides to get rid of single-family houses.

Danielle van Lunteren

High-Fashion Bags Inspired by Third World Filth

Danielle van Lunteren's "Infected" bags spread pestilence into the ultra-clean cities of the Netherlands.

This Guy Was Doing Parkour Decades Before It Became Cool

Is this Jackie Chan's long-lost grandfather?

Public Toilet in Graveyard Is Tearing Australian Town Apart

Also, the Portland Loo is voted best public bathroom in Canada, and Japan deploys a toilet soccer goalie.

Do New Yorkers Really Need to Be Told How to Use Bike Lanes?

According to this cheeky movie by the city's Bike Ambassadors, yes, yes they do.

MTA Photos/Flickr

Newly Un-Flooded New York Subway Still Looking Pretty Horrible

Pumping out the tunnels under New York has revealed a gnarly landscape of storm damage.

Imagining the Colorful Adventures of a Stolen Bicycle

The meaning of this little film seems to be: If your bike is stolen, it's probably being ridden by somebody who loves it a lot more than you.

Saving Seattle's Neighborhood Authenticity Through Better Buildings

A short documentary examines how to prevent South Lake Union from becoming another blah maze of featureless buildings.

Segway Accidents: An Ongoing Crisis?

Segway Inc. has fallen out of the news. Perhaps it shouldn't have.