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Start Getting Used to the Idea of Eating Really Different Kinds of Bananas

The fungus that rots the most common banana found in U.S. supermarkets is spreading closer to major plantations.

Someone Stole An Entire Bronze Statue in Tucson

JFK's head was ripped off its granite base, "bolts and all."

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This High-Tech Bike Is Actually a Mobile Pollution-Fighting Factory

When you pedal it, the Bangkok Air-Purifier Bike supposedly removes nasty stuff from the atmosphere.

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Someone Cycled a London Boris Bike Up the Tour de France's Toughest Peak

And brought it back to London before his one-day rental ran out.

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This Japanese Holiday Light Show Is a Wonder to Behold

The LED-dripping Mount Fuji is almost as spectacular as the real mountain.

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A Before-and-After Guide to Safer Streets

Five image pairs — and simple rules — courtesy of New York City.

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Apocalypse, New Jersey: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Yep, There's Now a 'Sexy' Taxi Drivers Calendar

NYC cabbies strut their stuff for 2014.

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America Could Get Its Own 600-Acre 'Chinese Disneyland'

Complete with theme parks and a whole new college.

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88 Ways to Reimagine This Dull, Boxy Building

A photographer offers a host of new ideas, set to piano music.

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'Like the Florida of Russia, but Cheaper'

A fascinating new book offers an inside glimpse of Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in February.

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No Old Maps Actually Say 'Here Be Dragons'

But an ancient globe does.

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Corie Spruill

Meet the Sexy Ladies of the '2014 Bike Date Calendar'

But they're not into you – they're all about their cycles.

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Real Downtowns Beat Manufactured Ones—Even in Central Florida

A fun Sweet 16-style contest from the Orlando Sentinel.

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Designing a Day Spa That Isn't Terrible for the Environment

It's made from shipping containers, uses all off-grid energy, and solar panels warm the water.

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Something to Get You Through the Sriracha Apocalypse: Sriracha, the Movie!

An anthem for hot sauce lovers.   

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All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

A case study in globalization.

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How Leipzig Became 'Hypezig'

The post-industrial city has been crowned Germany's Austin. But it might be more like Germany's Detroit.

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An Intimate Portrait of a Baltimore Neighborhood

Photographer Jen DuMars gives viewers a day-to-day look at life in Charles Village.