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A Crime Most Slippery: Grease Thieves Plague the Restaurant Industry

Step aside, copper thieves. There's a new weirdly brazen criminal in town.

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Cash Still Needed to Turn S.F.'s Bay Bridge Into a Giant, Glimmering Lite-Brite

Artist Leo Villereal is still hoping to outfit the iconic span with a carpet of white lights that's 1.5 miles long.

Funny or Die

Stringer Bell Puts on a Few Pounds for 'The Wire: The Musical'

A fake musical of David Simon's Baltimore saga has surfaced, featuring actual actors from the show.

Zac Ong

Pardon Me, But These Lasers and Blinking Lights Mean You Are Standing Too Close

Let strangers know they're invading your personal space with this annoying little gadget.

Exertion Games Lab

In the Future, We Will Jog with Robots (Maybe)

Melbourne researchers have developed a flying "Joggobot" for runners who can't find exercise partners.

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Surprise of the Day: Is That Tree Smiling At Me?

Love to be around nature? In Dresden, the nature loves to be around you!

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This Is Why You Never Park Over a Manhole During Stormy Weather in Montreal

The lingering inadequacy of the city's sewer system became painfully apparent during an intense rain storm last week.

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Watch the Sydney Opera House Disintegrate Before Your Eyes

The famed arts venue's sails appear to ripple before collapsing in this new public art installation.

be3design

Would You Live In This Loft In the Clouds?

Polish architects have designed a swanky apartment building perched on the chimneys of an old factory.

Chicago Loop Alliance

Chicago's Downtown Goes All 1980s With Immense, Fluorescent Art

Installation artist Jessica Stockholder wants pedestrians to feel like they're "walking through an animated film."

Cricket Design

Pee Into This Sao Paulo Urinal To Make Lovely Music

A toilet fixture in Brazil lets you shred on the guitar with the force of your urine.

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This Week in Bans: New York City's Surge in the War Against Fatty Foods

Also, the first protester is banned from the London Olympics; shameful Japanese bureaucrats can't drink alcohol for a month; a California city outlaws charity.

When Automotive 'Drifting' Goes Horribly Wrong, in Saudi Arabia

Could this be the worst car accident ever put to video?

Luke Jerram

A Public Sculpture That Moans and Howls in the Wind

Luke Jerram's wind-powered "Aeolus" looks like the result of smashing together a pipe organ and a porcupine.

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Sequoia National Park Is Stuck in Pollution Hell

The fabled home of California's redwoods has the worst air quality of any national park and is full of mysteriously crippled wildlife.

Justin Kiner/Flickr

Prepare Your Animal Sacrifices: 'Manhattanhenge' Blazes in NYC Tonight

The setting sun is about to click exactly into the city's grid, creating a godlike spectacle of flame and shadow tonight and tomorrow.

Delta Air Lines

Journey Through the Intestines of an Airline Baggage System

Ever wonder what an airline stowaway sees when peaking out from within his Samsonite sanctuary?

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Tiny World of the Day: Miniature, Hyperrealistic Airport

The model Knuffingen Airport in Hamburg, part of the world's largest railway model, has 40 different planes that take off and land hundreds of times daily.

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Taxpayers Foot the Bill to Protect Rush Limbaugh Statue in Missouri

There's been a lot of human-on-statue violence this week. Could Rush be next?