John Metcalfe

Wikipedia

The Unlikely History of 'Toad Suck,' Arkansas

Turns out a weirdly named landmark can be quite beneficial to the local economy.

Toilet Tuesday: Where the Heck Are the NYSE's Female Bathrooms?

Your weekly eruption of the world's best bathroom news.

Walnut Studiolo

Lugging a Bike Up Apartment Stairs? Why Not Use a Handle

Portland designers crafted this leather strap to make carrying a bicycle a little easier.

Viktor Kölbig

Make a Houseplant Into a Lamp, via German Ingenuity

Lightly stroking your plants can light up the room.

Teehan+Lax Labs

Nerd Alert: Turn Google Street View Maps into Animated ASCII

An ingenious little program makes your city look like The Matrix.

This Is Why You Don't Mind-Meld With Your Smartphone in the Subway

Philadelphia officials want to combat such painful examples of "distracted walking."

Randal J./Wikipedia

Dodging Bulls and Gunshots on New Jersey's 19th-Century 'Bicycle Railroad'

No trace of the primitive people mover remains, except an extremely colorful history.

L'Escaut Architectures

A Glow-in-the-Dark Skate Park for Nocturnal Thrashing

Now French skaters can Ollie North any time of the day, thanks to the equivalent of a million fireflies' cumulative photon storm.

Peter Smith/Flickr

This Week in Bans: New Jersey Town Bullied By Aggressive Turkeys

Also, Spokane bans malt liquor after a rash of drunken crimes and Austria outlaws noisy cows.

Does This 13-Foot-Tall Japanese Robot Really Exist?

We're calling B.S. on this fully armed, $1.3 million deathbot.

Brooklyn Volcano Claims a Sacrificial Car

One more reason not to park over a manhole.

Curt Smith/Flickr

Death for the World's Largest Eco-Bathroom

All the bathroom news that's fit to print.

Shutterstock

Inside the Surprisingly Lucrative World of Cardboard Theft

With the help of a rental truck, you too can cash in on the multimillion-dollar cardboard-rustling business.

Chris Reynolds/Flickr

Terrify Your Fellow Bikers With This Glowing Anglerfish-Cycle

Who doesn't want to ride around Australia inside a marine predator's gaping maw?

Michael Lio/Gewerbemuseum on Facebook

A Museum Exhibit Based Around the Humble Plastic Bag

Cost of entry to this unusual Swiss show: One plastic sack (seriously).

A Rat and Pigeon Perform the Olympic Torch Relay

London's most athletic vermin run the torch in this charming animation.

Reuters

This Week in Bans: San Francisco Bites Apple for Recycling

Also, medical-marijuana dispensaries are outlawed in L.A., chained-up pooches in Virginia.

Kevin Gould/NOAA

Is Another Derecho Coming to the East Coast Thursday?

Weather forecasts like these can change substantially over the course of mere hours.

The Hidden Dangers of Driving Over Manholes

Watch cars get launched into the air like rockets due to ill-fitting manhole covers.