John Metcalfe

Iowa Mayor Cleans Filthy Commode Himself After Complaints

Ready for a feel-good edition of our weekly restroom column?

Daici Ano

Bird House? Try a Bird Apartment Building

This swanky avian domicile can fit up to 78 finch families and one human voyeur.

When Building Demolitions Go Wrong

Cough, cough.

Luc Schuiten

The 'Vegetal' Cities of Luc Schuiten: A Sustainability Fantasy

The visionary architect imagines metropolises built like vast orchards.

Reuters

Giant Head Sees All on the Beaches of Rio

Great public art, or the setup for a hilarious jet-ski accident? You be the judge.

A Map of New York City's Moods

The Financial District is one of the angriest places in Manhattan, according to software that measures emotion.

Kevin Chu

What the Heck Is This Thing?

This concept building is being billed as a vertical farm. We'll be the judge of that.

Tom Simpson/Flickr

Baby Formula Is Out at Tulsa Hospitals: This Week in Bans

Also, Sioux City bars texting while driving and a notorious hoon gets jailed in Australia.

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.