John Metcalfe

These 8 Cities Have America's Crummiest Winters

Celebrate this awful time of year by thinking about the cities that have it even worse.

An Artist's Ode to How Huge Fixed-Gear Bikes Have Become in Kuala Lumpur

Zoning out to this fixie's psychedelic flickering provides waves of delicious zen.

More of China's Infrastructure Falls Into the Center of the Earth

A sinkhole in Guangzhou has eaten six shops, a sidewalk and several trees.

Detroit's Property Tax Black Hole, in Map Form

An unusual map shows the city's still struggling with a foreclosure rate of epic proportions.

One World Trade Center's Bathrooms Already Have Obnoxious Graffiti

Dishing out the latest in public-toilet news.

Parts of Australia Get Swamped In Up to 9 Feet of Nasty Ocean Foam

First it was the extreme heat, now it's horrible drifts of smothering sea lather.

This Summer, the Mailboxes in Bristol Will Begin to Talk

Post boxes, trash cans and lamp posts will chat up members of the public in what is perhaps the strangest public-art project to come out of the U.K.

Tree-Climbing Obama Heckler Exiled From D.C.

Also, politicians in Naples are sick of you assuming they're all criminals, and the U.K. suspends the coolest teacher ever.

If Only All City Lighting Looked Like This Charming Street in Athens

It's like a lamp store exploded in there!

NASA's Alarming Map of the Worst Australian Heat Wave on Record

The 114-degree heat in Sydney recently is nothing compared to 121-degrees recorded in Moomba.

Watch Portland Move an Entire Bridge in One Day

The shifting of the 3,400-ton span is rumored to be the biggest bridge move in history.

The 'Toad Sofa' Is 2013's Must-Have Chair

Obviously.

Brooklyn Building Transforms Into a Huge Equalizer

Truly mesmerizing.

Need Extra Room on the Subway? Try This Spiky 'Hedgehog' Dress

Youngsil Lee's garment raises a shield of skin-puncturing needles when its wearer feels threatened (or is just being a jerk).

Soon, the Only Place to Smoke in San Francisco Will Be Alcatraz

Also recently banned: a throat-slitting kite string in India and an Aussie grandma who made $1 million worth of false emergency phone calls.

Modern-Day Travis Bickle Makes a Sleeve Gun For His iPhone

Ladies, restrain yourselves.

German Man Builds Device to Suck Electricity From Power Lines, Other People

Dennis Siegel claims his curious contraption feeds itself like a leech on ambient electromagnetic fields.

NASA Satellite Image Shows Beijing Drowning in a Lake of Smog

Air pollution has been particularly bad in China this week, with levels nine times above what the U.S. considers "unsafe."

Incredible Hallucinatory Graffiti, Courtesy of Your iPad

The Tagtool app may cost an arm and a leg, but the results are weirdly fantastic.