John Metcalfe

Public Art Fund

Why Is There an Upside Down Airplane in Central Park?

Without context, this is one heckuva scary photo.

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This Week in Bans: Alabama Town Stops Gassing Strays Thanks to Death-Proof Dog

Also, a Rhode Island community comes out against the "threat" of LED lighting and Bhutan outlaws cars from the road on Tuesdays.

Eddi Törnberg

An Office Desk That Generates Electric Power Via Your Butt

Inspired by the laziness of humans, a Swedish designer built a workspace that runs in part on body heat and movement.

Mark McKeague

In the Future, Traffic Might Sound Less Like 'Honk' and More Like 'Eee-Beep-Boop'

A British designer wants to turn the noise of electric cars into a city-wide, experimental symphony.

Sotheby's

The 'Best' 1-Bedroom Apartment in Tokyo Costs $23 Million

This incredible penthouse might be out of your price range, but looking is free.

Po-Chih Lai

The Craziest Skateboard Ever Can Walk Down Stairs

Po-Chih Lai's "Stair Rover" is meant to conquer the rugged streetscape of London.

FlippyCat

Watch the Leaning Tower of Pisa Fall Over (In Dominoes)

Hasn't everyone wanted to see this happen?

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Toilet Tuesday: Metal Thieves Finally Find Public Bathrooms

Your weekly roundup of the world's classiest toilet news.

Exertion Games Lab

This Is Not an Interrogation Device, Just a Super-Safe Bike Helmet

It may look like a radioactive Chambered Nautilus initiating a cranial death-grip, but the builders of the LumaHelm see a universe of possibility in its bizarre light-shell.

Adriaan Brouwer

Officials Gone Wild: Cook County Morgue CEO Flees Stacks of Corpses

Also, Los Angeles-area officials believe that "money makes the monkey dance," and a Georgia mayor struggles to get somebody to pay for his lawsuit.

Hayashi Paper

The Most Terrifying Toilet Paper You Will Ever Use

A Japanese company is marketing an English version of "Drop," a horror story by The Ring author that's printed on TP.

Jodi Green/Flickr

The Secret to Less Smelly Sewers: Old Coffee Grounds

Researchers at the City College of New York think they've found a way to use coffee to neutralize a city's most unpleasant odor.

Soner Ozenc

Finding Mecca the High-Tech Way: With a Light-Up Prayer Mat

The fabric glows when the pious point it toward the Muslim holy city.

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This Week in Bans: The Great Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Menace

Also, Mumbai silences "laughing yoga" practitioners and Seattle prohibits a cancer survivor from swimming topless.

ConoceCocaCola/YouTube

The World's Biggest Post-It Note Mural

Eduardo Zamarro's "Wall of Happiness" celebrates the little-known "Institute of Happiness" in Madrid.

VIGO Gallery

An Art Exhibit Underneath London Made of Entirely of Fungus

"The Majesty" is an installation in an abandoned London railway vault that's crawling with slow-moving, spore-spitting mold.

Shaun Merritt/Flickr

Toronto Mayor Falls Short of Dieting Goal; Also Falls Off Scale

Rob Ford ends his quest to lose 50 pounds in a painful-looking way.

Impure Blog

Visualization of the Day: The Population Growth of 590 Cities

This chart might break your brain.

a1conceptsletspizza/YouTube

Get Ready for Pizza Vending Machines, America

Is this what passes as "genuine Italian pizza" nowadays?