John Metcalfe

Hiriko

Go Ahead, Cram 3 of These Folding Cars Into 1 Parking Spot

The Hiriko electric vehicle is so cute you might just want to pick it up and carry it home.

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Indian Town Not Liking Family Who Lives in Public Bathroom

Our weekly dump of public-restroom news.

Mapping Tokyo's Train System in Slime Mold

In the future, urban planners could lose their jobs to ultra-efficient slime molds.

The Grossest Hotel in New Orleans Meets an Explosive End

The Grand Palace Hotel on Canal Street will no longer house rats, bedbugs and "black goo."

Watch an Entire Bridge Get Built In a 3-Year Time Lapse

Cue the Philip Glass for this entrancing footage of a Pennsylvania bridge being born.

Recycling Cars Is Actually Kind of Bad-Ass

There's fun and profit in having giant shredding rotors tear the flesh off deceased vehicles.

Behold, the World's Tallest Concept Building (That Of Course Was Never Built)

There are skyscrapers. And then there are skypenetrators, like the X-Seed 4000.

What if Coney Island Took Over Manhattan?

With a bit of CGI help, we now know what it would look like if New York City was one big amusement park.

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This Week in Bans: No Sex In a British Graveyard

Also, Atlanta outlaws smoking in public parks and a Massachusetts town stops feeding the bears (after one licks a human).

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Tea Party Mayor Janice Daniels Facing a Recall Vote

Voters in Troy, Michigan, still seem annoyed at their leader's refusal to accept federal funding.

Tobias Revell

Could Genetically Mutated Mushrooms Solve India's Energy Crisis?

Also, might irradiated zucchini plants alleviate global warming?

Take a Guided Tour of Amsterdam's Tourists

A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, turning the watched into the watchers.

Florian Riviere

Turning Dublin Into One Big Gymnasium

A street artist has laid impossible-to-complete track and swim lanes all throughout the city.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

UK Bus Passengers Aghast at Poo Tidal Wave

Also, a pilot program to give out free toilet paper in China fails miserably.

holisticmonkey/Flickr

The Least Popular Ideas in Sustainability

Use dog poop for fuel! Have a sustainable rap contest!

Nieuwe Heren

High-Tech Outerwear Designed to Fight Air Pollution

Behold, the ultimate in green fashion: a jacket that identifies and cleanses foul air.

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Loud Talkers on the Subway? Whip Out the 'SpeechJammer'

The Japanese-designed gadget plays the offending speaker's words back to them in a highly irritating way.

Nick Veasey

If You Were to X-Ray an Entire Office Building, It Would Look Something Like This

Radioactive photographer Nick Veasey works with dangerous wavelengths to reveal the inner beauty of the city.

We Are Visual/Vimeo

A Bicycle Mod That Lets You Ride the Streetcar Rails

But don't ride it into oncoming trams, obviously.