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Abandoned Brush Park, Detroit

I’ve loved big old houses since I was a toddler and lived in a Victorian mansion. Of course, it was subdivided into student apartments by then, but still… I see homes like this and think how wonderful it would be to live there, but how very expensive it would be to make it habitable again. [...]

The Missing Links: The Bike Helmet You Can’t See (Until You Need It)

Invisible Bike Helmet = Mind Blown The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. The video starts slow, but wait for the bike helmet reveal. It’s awesome. * We All Get Attacked By A Kangaroo From Time to Time It’s a fact of life. You know that old saying: “Nothing is certain in life [...]

Space Saving Bunk Couches

There’s no reason why the space saving concept of the bunk bed can’t be applied elsewhere. Desks, cribs, outhouses–you can save a lot of room with just vertical stacking. People at the i3 Detroit hackerspace built these bunk couches. Link -via Make

Man Tries to Sell Counterfeiting Machine at a Famous Pawn Shop

American Jewelry and Loan in the famous Detroit pawn shop where the reality TV show Hardcore Pawn is shot. According to its flamboyant owner Les Gold, people travel enormous distances to visit it and possibly appear on the hit show. One customer took even more extreme measures. He tried to sell his counterfeit money and [...]

Walk This Way: The History of the Moving Sidewalk

Authors like H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein have long envisioned a future where the automobile gives way to massive, high-speed moving walkways. Some of them merely zoom commuters around cities, while others, like Heinlein’s “mechanized roads,” could take people from Cleveland all the way to Cincinnati. The moving sidewalk is familiar to travelers in [...]

The Perfect Popcorn Tub For Horror Movie Night

This horrific holder of buttery popcorn kernels was created by an ad agency for the Detroit horror convention Motor City Nightmares, but I think they should start giving them out wherever scary flicks and extremely overpriced snacks collide. This severed head tub would also make a handy holder for – strawberry Jell0, spaghetti, or beef jerky [...]

Abandoned Section Of Detroit May Become Zombie Theme Park

Parts of Detroit already seem like a scary place to visit, but add a zombie theme park and you’ve got a nightmare in the making. Entrepreneur Mark Siwak feels that a zombie themed adventure might be just the thing to revitalize abandoned sections of Detroit, but to me it just sounds like a bad idea leading [...]

Farming in Detroit

Could Detroit, which has the unenviable title of one of America’s Most Miserable Cities, get back its mojo by becoming … a farm?! Not such a crazy idea, according to some: Detroit has more than 200,000 vacant parcels—almost half [...]

Who Invented the Knuckleball?

RAY STUBBLEBINE/Reuters/Landov New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, the only active major leaguer who throws a knuckleball, hasn’t allowed an earned run in 42 2/3 innings and recently became the first pitcher since 1988 to throw back-to-back one-hitters. The 37-year-old, who looks to continue his mastery of opposing hitters on Sunday against the Yankees, is reinventing [...]

The 12 Times NHL Goalies Scored Goals Themselves

ADAM HUNGER/Reuters/Landov New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who has helped lead his team to the Stanley Cup Finals, is part of an exclusive club. Brodeur is one of 10 goalies who has scored a goal in an NHL game and one of two goalies who has scored twice. Here’s the complete list. 1. Billy Smith, 1979 Smith, [...]