John Metcalfe

Watch Your Camera Around San Francisco's Thieving Seagulls

Guarding your belongings is hard to do when the thief is one foot tall and can fly.

Iowa Mayor Cleans Filthy Commode Himself After Complaints

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

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.

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

The visionary architect imagines metropolises built like vast orchards.

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.

What the Heck Is This Thing?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Finally, a Motorcycle Powered by Farts

Toilet Tuesday checks in on the always-exciting Japanese bathroom scene.

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.

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.

Dull, Gray Pigeons in Venice Improved With Spray Paint

It's like a bird mated with a rainbow.