One-upmanship is probably to blame.
Don't, for example, ingest fireworks. Do dive on top of blasters aimed straight for the crowds.
Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.
Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.
"People just want to live for a day in a zombie apocalypse," explains Mark Siwak, the braaaaains behind Z World Detroit.
The city's newest attraction hopes to lure tourists to its waterfront despite a massive construction project nearby.
One of Havana's most popular past times.
In Auckland, New Zealand, a micro-theater is grafted onto an existing stoop, transforming stairs into seats.
A new book argues that locavores are terrible for the environment, the economy and global food security.
The Ansar Dine have seized the city and hope to "destroy every mausoleum in the city — all of them, without exception."
It's even creepier than you might've thought.
They're an increasingly important part of our lives, but we've shunned them into hiding on rooftops and in fake trees.
New research explains why we decide to look at what everyone else is looking at.
A new documentary sheds light on the Greek city's most vulnerable residents.
The "Buurbecue" acts as the food-grade grease that gets friendly chitchat rolling.
Three million dollars will get you 25 cottages and nearly 20 acres of land.
Seeing a public amenity in a street-facing TV in Ann Arbor.
A trick for keeping residents of sweaty cities cool.