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Man Flattened by Falling Mattress

I keep my wallet in my front pocket, and still, tragedy strikes. #fallingmattresses — Jesse Scott Owen (@JesseScottOwen) September 19, 2012 Jesse Scott Owen was new to New York City, but the 18-year-old got a big city experience Tuesday when a mattress fell off the roof of a building and landed on him. Owen was walking along [...]

Pop Art Tribute To Monet Made From Plastic Balls

What better place to set up an art installation paying tribute to Claude Monet than the beautiful town of Le Havre, where the forefather of impressionism spent his childhood? The installation is called Pergola, and it’s made from 90,000 plastic balls which are arranged over the grand pergola leading up to Le Havre’s City Hall. Here’s more [...]

Guerrilla Grafters

A group of people in San Francisco called the Guerrilla Grafters surreptitiously graft fruit tree branches onto non-fruiting trees in public spaces in the city -about 50 trees so far. Tom Levy of SFGate spoke with two of the “undercover orchardists,” Tara Hui and Miriam Goldberg. “The intention of doing guerrilla grafting is not so much [...]

5 Remarkable Things Discovered Under Parking Lots

There’s more to the common parking lot than broken beer bottles and fender benders from that guy who was texting. Oceans of asphalt, it seems, are hiding an astonishing trove of archeological treasures. 1. The King of England DARREN STAPLES/Reuters/Landov In 1485, King Richard III of England was killed during the Battle of Bosworth Field, the last major [...]

The Late Movies: 1973

In September of 1973 I turned 15 years old. Now I have a daughter who is 15 and she watched the Video Music Awards with the excitement I might have had over a stadium concert back in the day. Here are some of my favorite songs from 1973 on the late movies. I spent a [...]

7 Ridiculous Things Cities Decided to Ban

If you want to have a pet goldfish, park in your own driveway, or die, here are some places you probably shouldn’t live. 1. Satan If the Son of Perdition is looking to vacation in Florida, it looks like he’ll have to skip the town of Inglis. In 2001, the town of 1400 residents banned Satan by [...]

UFO reported over Osaka, Japan

Multiple witnesses reported seeing a multicolored object hovering over the city on August 30th. The sightings created a significant buzz on Twitter wi…

The Most Indebted City in the USA

A lot of cities in the United States are broke and in debt, but Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has the dubious distinction of having the most debt per capita of any U.S. city. The city’s 50,000 [...]

Man Fights to Keep Wife Buried in His Front Yard

James Davis of Alabama fulfilled his wife Patsy’s wish of being buried outside their home, and now, he’s in a fight with the City Council to keep her there: "Good Lord, they’ve raised pigs in [...]

Street Jewelry Installations By Liesbet Bussche

Liesbet Bussche is a street artist who wants to add a bit of class, and proper jewelry accents, to all that ugly junk hanging around the city streets. She adds her whimsical touches, like earring backs, half heart pendants and glowing chains, to the stuff on the side of the road, and the city gains about [...]