One-upmanship is probably to blame.
Don't, for example, ingest fireworks. Do dive on top of blasters aimed straight for the crowds.
They are our future. Here's what we need to do to make sure America's regions stay on track.
Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu makes the case.
In a blow to the national humor reserve, Brooklyn's 36th Street stop will no longer be wantonly tripping commuters.
A British designer wants to turn the noise of electric cars into a city-wide, experimental symphony.
Hasn't everyone wanted to see this happen?
The CUBE, a mobile restaurant and event space, has graced landmarks in Brussels and Milan. Now it's headed to England in time for the Games.
A group of hardcore Finnish free-ski stylists are making amazing videos amid the urban landscapes of Northern and Eastern Europe.
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.
Urban landmarks the world over, all squeezed into one work of art.
This short film is one of the few records of life in the city.
Eduardo Zamarro's "Wall of Happiness" celebrates the little-known "Institute of Happiness" in Madrid.
Once a staple of the Manhattan lunch scene, the automat sees new life as a replica for an exhibit about lunch.
An educational film from Chevrolet explains what it took to make an accurate map.
A short video on new projects to liven up neighborhoods across the country.
A box made with the apartment in mind, formed by a patchwork of drawers.
Animosity still lingers among Scottish ice cream-truck drivers long after the infamous gangland battles of the '80s.