When Buildings Howl: A Primer on Architecture That Whistles

On stormy days and windy nights, Tribeca residents say their neighborhood is filled with a strange, high-pitched whistling sound coming from the redeveloped World Trade Center site. It's an inopportune location for howling (although, really, where is?), but it's hardly the first building to surprise its neighbors by… » 12/04/13 1:40pm 12/04/13 1:40pm

A Compelling Reason To Try Putting a Water Balloon in a Barbecue Grill

What happens when you mix two backyard staples, the water balloon and the barbeque grill? Apparently a pop loud enough to convince your neighbors you're setting off anti-aircraft missiles. Now I'm not saying to try this or anything—certainly not—but I can't help imagining that I would be impressed by the summertime… » 3/09/11 9:00pm 3/09/11 9:00pm