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What Tokyo Looked Like in 1945

The March 10 air raids were among the deadliest, most destructive attacks of World War II.

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This Floating Orb Plays Freaky Sounds in Stairwells and Tunnels

Nightmare-inducing.

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Cute Alert: A Seal Hits Rockaway Beach

We may have the Polar Vortex to thank for its adorable appearance on the shores of Queens.

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A Mouthwatering Tribute to Pizzas in Bizarre Places

One man's quest to photograph pies atop horses, on satellite dishes, and in trees.

Scott Lynch/Youtube

2 Artists Are Living 24/7 in a Giant, Furnished Hamster Wheel

Radically redefining cramped quarters.

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Wikimedia Commons

Don't Get Rid of the Folk Art Museum, Move It

Could the beloved building, slated to be torn down, have a second life somewhere else?

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San Francisco Ponders Rainbow-Colored Crosswalks

The Castro neighborhood is about to get a lot more festive.

Walmart

Walmart Designed a Fuel-Efficient Truck That Actually Looks Pretty Cool

It's 20 percent more aerodynamic and 4,000 pounds lighter than the current options.

Reuters

Are Stonehenge's Boulders Actually Big Bells?

Some of the structure's 'bluestones' ring when struck with a hammer.

Reuters

The Grocery Store, Reimagined as a Chanel Runway

Don't even think about wearing a hoodie and pajamas to the fashion-themed "épicerie."

The Amazing Things You Can Learn From a Virtual City

This new tool can help us understand how people respond to urban spaces before they're built.

Gareth Humphreys

The Toilet of the Future Folds Up Like a Cute Snail

The low-flow fixture curls into itself like a frightened gastropod.

Zato Novo

Watch Your Name Grow and Shrink in Popularity Across the U.S.

Tracking the spread of 29,000 baby names over the past century.

Reuters

Planes, Delivered By Trains

Watching Boeing 737s pass via rail is part of daily life in Renton, Washington.

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This Clever New Street Art Gently Mocks Social Media Addicts

This is how you feel when nobody likes your selfie.

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A Pre-Revolution Hotel Comes Back to Life in Havana

A famous mob hangout in the '50s gets a government-sanctioned renovation for the sake of tourism.

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A Futuristic Approach to Adding Solar Power to Public Space

In the form of a giant, glowing cube.

Gus Petro

London's Architectural Icons, Transported to the Cliffs of Portugal

These blended photographs show us what a crazy building boom along the sleepy, southwest corner of Europe might look like.

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Visit a Crumbling, Soviet-Era Floating 'Oil City'

Despite broken bridges and submerged apartments, the Neft Dashlari oil platform remains inhabited to this day.