John Metcalfe

Estudio Palma

Every City Needs One of These Water Cathedrals

Santiago's downtown cooling station is an outlandish hive of white fabric that constantly leaks water. Yes, please.

Wafaa Bilal

Inflate a Giant Viking Head in Britain With Your Keyboard

The Techno Viking meme gets a new breath of life in a Manchester arts festival.

Roz Allen/Flickr

A Handy App to Record Your Painful Bike Accident

The Bike Crash Kit for the iPhone contains all the things you need after getting run over by a car.

The Best Way to Deal With Crosswalk-Blocking Drivers Ever

If common courtesy can't be relied upon, these beefy Brazilian martial artists can.

Toto

Finally, a Motorcycle Powered by Farts

Toilet Tuesday checks in on the always-exciting Japanese bathroom scene.

RYNO

Who Will Ride This Electric Unicycle?

A Portland company is betting that urban trend-setters will love this one-wheeled wonder.

Possible Uses For a $290 Paper Bag In SoHo

It would make great wrapping for this package I need to mail.

Jaktogo/Facebook

Avoid Airline Fees With This Wearable Luggage

But you'll still look like an idiot.

A Most Unusual Panhandling Scam

This subway beggar can't be for real.

Julian Charriere / Julius Von Bismarck

Dull, Gray Pigeons in Venice Improved With Spray Paint

It's like a bird mated with a rainbow.

Laura Taylor/Flickr

Los Angeles Rids Its Schools of Styrofoam: This Week in Bans

Also, a British tractor thief gets his comeuppance and a Nigerian church freaks out over bombs in women's headdresses.

Scarleth White/Flickr

Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Pee on Trees

An investigation of how canine urine contributes to urban plant death.

NOAA

Watch Isaac Creep Up on New Orleans, From Space

This space-based footage shows Hurricane Isaac swelling from a tropical storm into full-blown Category 1 hurricane earlier today.

A Map of All the World's Hurricanes Since 1851

Here's a quite different way of looking at the history of tropical storms.

The Path of Tropical Storm Isaac: Will the GOP Get Drenched?

An update on the chances that an awful lot of comb-overs could get blown to smithereens.

This Week in Bans: The English and Their 'Extreme' Dog Dancing

Also, Oklahoma City outlaws Michigan sportswear and a face-kicking preacher is turned away from the U.K.

Muru Pops Down in Tytyri/Facebook

Restaurant Located Deep in a Finnish Mine Is Totally Booked (Of Course)

Diners at this "pop-down" kitchen near Helsinki can nosh on "friction-smoked whitefish" more than 260 feet underground.

Rian Castillo

Can Altering a Stoplight's Yellow Signal Help Save Lives?

Take a trip to the "dilemma zone," the strip of road where auto accidents are born.

Vertaline

The Rudest City in America? It's Buffalo, Jerkface

You're more likely to get an "F--- you" than a "Good morning" in Buffalo, according to a survey of potty-mouthed Twitter users.