Piano mysteriously washes ashore under NYC's Brooklyn Bridge

A baby grand piano has mysteriously appeared under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, right on the Manhattan side of the East River. Everyone in the city is speculating about its origin: Some people think it may be a viral marketing action, others think it may be an art project, but nobody really knows why or how it got… » 6/07/14 4:48pm 6/07/14 4:48pm

This Cathedral of Junk Is the Most Beautiful Form of Hoarding

Vince Hannemann is the junk king, which means he has a whole lotta junk. Being the junk king is different from hoarding though, because instead of living in a cesspool of outdated crap and worthless technology, Hannemann actually created a cathedral with... outdated crap and worthless technology. It's sort of… » 9/21/12 6:30pm 9/21/12 6:30pm

Lockheed's Space Fence Prototype Starts Tracking Space Junk With…

Orbital debris is a large and growing problem, and no one is quite sure how to deal with it - polar lasers, nets and other concepts are still merely ideas. But we should at least monitor all that space trash, to be certain where it is and whether it's heading for something we want to protect, like the ISS or a… » 3/09/12 6:01am 3/09/12 6:01am

Steampunk Predator Stands Guard Over Junk Shop

Officially we are sick to death of steampunk » 9/19/08 6:20pm 9/19/08 6:20pm, but we are willing to make an exception for a Predator with the skull of his alien adversary stuck to his spear. Currently the 8-foot statue as a means of luring customers in to buy useless old crap. Whether it is successful in that endeavor is unclear, but the owners of…

Camouflaged CIA Speed Boat Looks Like Junk, Runs Like Jet

It looks like your typical junk, tooling around on coastal waterways in Southeast Asia in the late 1960s. Think of it in Apocalypse Now terms: It was basically a water taxi for personnel on highly classified missions. OK, so then say that classified mission is somehow compromised—here's what it looks like when it… » 5/22/08 8:00pm 5/22/08 8:00pm