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New company aims to provide facilities for luxury pooping in NYC

Tweet NYC visitors! Once you’ve sorted out the shameful state of the airports (and airport-city transfers) and found a place to sleep that isn’t an outright violation of the Geneva Convention, you’ll probably want to spend a few minutes thinking about dignified colon voiding options. Well, help has arrived! Posh…

See San Francisco’s Market Street in 1906 four days before the earthquake [VIDEO]

Tweet Get a load of this old timey scene on San Francisco’s Market Street, shot on April 14, 1906, just four days before the earthquake and fire that destroyed about 80% of the city. One thing that immediately stands out is that car drivers at the time were straight up…

Fascinating side-by-side video simultaneously shows London in 1927 and 2013

Tweet This is Grade A travel/history/urban geek porn right here. Simon Smith got his hands on cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene’s restored color film footage from his UK tour in the 1920s, notably swinging past London’s top sites, and set to work reshooting identical scenes in 2013 using “modern equivalents of his…

European word translator rendered in map form is literally minutes of fun

Tweet I’m sure some bright and creative individual will find a productive use for this European Word Translator, which renders translations of one- and two-word phrases onto a map, that isn’t limited to speed-learning a bunch of naughty words. But for the rest of us, it’s a few minutes of…

London hopes to build incredible 135-mile network of elevated bike paths

Tweet So, I guess travel by jetpacks and tubes is being put on the backburner, but in the meantime this outstanding amazingness will do. SkyCycle is a proposed 135-mile network of three-story high bike paths that would be built above existing rail lines and accessed by over 200 ramps in…

Uruguay legalizes pot, projects 18,284% increase in tourism

Tweet The streets of Amsterdam are about to get awfully quiet. Showing infinitely more sense than most “First World” nations’ doomed approach, Uruguay has legalized marijuana in an effort to combat drug trafficking. Also relevant, as anyone who’s ever read a legitimate medical study on cannabis knows, compared to perfectly…

Canada moves to claim the North Pole, aka ‘New Toronto’ come 2125

Tweet Canada’s economic zone is gonna get a whole lot bigger if their UN request for expanding its continental shelf in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans is approved. The key issue/interest being that as global warming advances north, that area will become viable for new shipping lanes and mineral extraction….

Someone reinvented the wheel and, no joke, it may change cycling forever

Tweet Yeah, it’s fair to say they kind of reinvented the wheel. MIT has developed a self-charging, electric hybrid wheel capable of producing up to 250 watts of power which, when added to the 75 watts an average cyclist generates, means mountains become virtual molehills. Dubbed the Copenhagen Wheel, after…

‘Swimming with the pigs’ isn’t a new mob euphemism, it’s a tourist activity

Tweet Telling people about your exhilarating adventure swimming with pigs may not elicit the same coos as swimming with dolphins or seals, but there’s no arguing that it looks pretty fun. If you’re so inspired, journey to Great Exuma (or Big Major Cay, depending on what source you’re reading) in…

San Diego airport inadequacy solved with pedestrian bridge to Tijuana airport

Tweet [Image via] I believe in aviation circles they refer to situations like this a “wicked burn, dude.” After decades of suffering with an inadequate airport, private investors in San Diego have decided to circumvent the local government’s expansion inaction by taking matters into their own hands. They’re going to…

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