John Metcalfe

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Pontiac Ex-Councilman in Cocaine-Trafficking Bust: Officials Gone Wild

A roundup of the latest crimes, blunders and everyday embarrassments perpetrated by our esteemed municipal leaders.

Kawamura-Ganjavian

For Weary Commuters, Try This Head-Eating Pillow

The "Ostrich Pillow" fits snugly over the cranium like a fabric womb.

Campion & Co.

Rent This Boston Townhouse for Only $40,000 a Month

This restored property in Beacon Hill costs as much as renting an average house for a year.

FOUND: John Cage's Long-Lost Bicycle

A gear-headed noise artist attempts to find the soundtrack of a bicycle.

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Preachers Exiled from Bourbon Street: This Week in Bans

Also, daddies are forbidden to dance with daughters in Rhode Island and doggy-steroid doping becomes illegal in Tucson.

Athanasia Leivaditou

A Fully Hermetic Motorcycle for Safe Urban Riding

It's like riding inside the Popemobile, but less cool.

NYC Mayor's Office

Artist Builds Living Room Atop Towering NYC Statue

Tatzu Nishi’s “Discovering Columbus” is mounted six stories up in Columbus Circle.

Boosted Boards

This $1299 Electric Skateboard Kind of Misses the Point

The "world's lightest electric vehicle" has the backing of Stanford engineers. But is it really skating?

Hotel Allows Bathroom Users to Flash New York City

Also, a flatulent doll teaches South Koreans to poop and dinosaur commodes rumble into New Zealand.

Nottingham Caves Survey

Mapping the Mysterious Cave Network Under Nottingham

Researchers are creating the first 3-D map of the city's hundreds of manmade caverns.

Mushroom Cloud Appears Over Oklahoma

One would expect Ponca City to be leveled after this colossal transformer explosion. But life goes on.

Michael Bernstein

Man Wants To Beautify New York With Dumpster Gardens

Rubbish-bin gardens for the concrete jungle that is New York.

A Missile Trail Can Be Quite Beautiful

Las Vegas and Phoenix were treated to a rare atmospheric lightshow on Thursday morning.

Maybe Apple Should Use This Incredible Burglary to Advertise the iPhone 5

Nothing says "hot product" more than a pack of burglars smashing a car into an Apple store.

Isaac Cordal

Legions of Tiny Men Infiltrate Croatia

Is it a Leprechaun attack?

A Steam-Powered Bicycle to Rocket You Back to the Victorian Era

Bell not required, as the bike already sounds like a screaming teapot.

Love Is Destroying Rome's Infrastructure: This Week in Bans

The freshest news in what's been outlawed across the world.

UBC

How Quickly Would This $32,000 Bike Get Stolen?

Very, is our guess.

Centrala

The New Narrowest House in the World

At its widest point, the Keret House in Warsaw is little more than 4 feet across.