World’s Strangest

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Skeletons found in ancient Israeli well

A well dating back 8,500 years was unearthed by workers who were digging up a road in Israel. The well is believed to have provided water to the local…

Smart Highway in the Netherlands

We’ve got smart cars but how about smart roads? Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde teamed up with infrastructure management group Heijmans to create a special glow-in-the-dark paint that will not only illuminate the road but [...]

America’s New Fastest Road

I thought I liked driving fast but a speed limit set at 85mph? What are you crazy? This new toll road in Texas links Austin to San Antonio. A private company has shelled out the cash personally for the road, they get to maintain and operate the road for the next 50 years and in [...]

This is What Happened When a Paint Truck Rolled Over

Truck accidents usually make a mess on the road, but this truck roll over in the Brazilian town of Manaus made a particularly colorful mess. The truck was carrying about 28,000 pounds of paint when it tipped over: [...]

Most Dangerous Roads in the World, Part 7

“QUANTUM SHOT” #793 Link – article by Avi Abrams Crazy Routes in India and Tibet Today we present another (long-overdue) installment in our popular series The World’s Most Dangerous Roads, and we have to shudder showing you these vertigo-inducing images (although some hardened drivers may say “oh, shucks, it’s nothing [...]

The Olympic Banana

Omar has his moment in the spotlight. Incase you missed it, at about 6 o’clock last Friday, the streets outside our office in Guildford started filling up with crowds of people, as excitement grew for the arrival of the Olympic Torch. A few of us gathered around the windows because we had a prime view over [...]

Pokémon Cars

If you want to play while on the road, now’s your chance. The Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy and Toyota are giving away three Pokémon-decorated cars, one of which looks like Oshawott and another like Pikachu. Link (Google Translate) -via Kotaku

This Birdhouse Looks Like a Vintage Camper

The Shasta camping trailers of the 1950s and 60s let Americans hit with the road with comfort and style. Now even birds can get that retro-cool look (and the envy of others) by moving into this birdhouse made by Etsy seller jumahl. Link -via Nag on the Lake

Speeding Down an Abandoned Highway

(YouTube link) Warning: this is scary in places. A motorcycle rider cruises through an abandoned highway in Japan. “Abandoned” means there has been no maintenance for years. The road is covered with water, moss, potholes, and earth in spots. There are overhanging branches, broken pavement, useless guardrails, and hitchhikers. And also places where it’s difficult to [...]

10 Crazy Confusing Traffic Signs

It’s all fun and games until someone loses their mind! These road signs are enough to make anyone stop and scratch their head. Have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below! 1. Take a right at Montreal (source) 2. Beware: Loch Ness Monster on Road! (source) 3. (Do not) Enter 4. Caution: Crab Crossing! (source) 5. Beware of Car-Eating Cows! (source) 6. Just, [...]