World’s Strangest

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America’s Most Miserable Cities

Feeling miserable today? Maybe you live in Miami, Florida. The city – famous for mega-million mansions and South Beach clubs – has just gotten the unenviable title of America’s Most Miserable City. Forbes Magazine [...]

How U.S. Cities Stack Up To Other Countries

Have you ever wondered how your city’s economy would compare to a small country? Well, if you happen to live in one of America’s larger cities, you can now find out thanks to this fascinating article on The Atlantic. Take LA for example: With a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $737.9 billion, the LA metro’s [...]

Moscow Metro Stained Glass Avantgarde

“QUICK SHOT” #2Link Moscow Metro, Shabolovskaya Station, 1962 (image via) A backlit stained-glass panel on the theme of radio and television broadcasting, shown above. Another example of Soviet 1970s official folk art is the panel on the wall of “Belyaevo” metro station, created in 1974 by Bodniek and Rysin: (image via) From the Stalin times, here’s a couple of Moscow [...]

Where to Live in the USA to Avoid Natural Disasters

Hurricanes in the east, earthquakes in the west and tordanoes in the middle. Where should you live to avoid natural disasters? Matthew Ericson, Joe Burgess and Bill Marsh of The New York Times created this infographic guide to find the safest and most dangerous places to live in America: The analysis below, by Sperling’s Best Places, a [...]

Custom 9-Door, 6-Wheel Station Wagon Limousine

Although it lacks the refinement of a Geo Metro, a 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado station wagon isn’t a bad foundation for a limousine. This was one of several dozen built during the defunct custom car builder Miller-Meteor, a company perhaps best known for making the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1. It recently sold on eBay for $3,000. The seller [...]