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This Week in Bans: San Andreas Battles Wolf-Dogs

Also, Texas takes aim at drinking beer while tubing and the less said about Kenya's underwear-based moonshine, the better.

Happy 4th of July! From the World's Premiere Gunpowder Artist

Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.

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Weirdest Idea to Save Detroit Yet: Zombies

"People just want to live for a day in a zombie apocalypse," explains Mark Siwak, the braaaaains behind Z World Detroit.

John Metcalfe

What Really Happens After You Flush the Toilet

Your waste goes on a magical journey from becoming "mixed liquor" to "sludge cakes," as this photographic tour of Arlington County, Virginia's newly renovated wastewater plant reveals.

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New York City Fixes Mayhem-Causing Subway Stair

In a blow to the national humor reserve, Brooklyn's 36th Street stop will no longer be wantonly tripping commuters.

Christopher Green

More Renderings of That Skin-Crawling Insect Office Tower

It's even creepier than you might've thought.

Natwerk

A BBQ Grill Designed to Unify Estranged Neighbors

The "Buurbecue" acts as the food-grade grease that gets friendly chitchat rolling.

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An Incredible Skyscraper That Breeds Insects for Food

Could future generations live on a diet of exoskeleton inside this self-sustaining cricket hive?

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.