You Can Now Make an Offer to Buy Dracula's Castle

If you prefer your houses large, drafty, and associated with vampire lore, then now's your chance to bid for Bran Castle. The castle isn't technically up for sale, the owners insist, but they're willing to entertain offers from the "right" people. Buyer beware though—this isn't the only castle purporting to be… » 5/18/14 9:00am 5/18/14 9:00am

The EPA Just Made NYC's Most Radioactive Place Into a Superfund Site

Yesterday, we enjoyed The New Yorker's engrossing interactive look at the strange history of NYC's most radioactive place, an auto shop in Queens that occupies a former factory that produced radioactive thorium for the Atomic Energy Commission. Today, after months of study, the Environmental Protection Agency decided… » 5/08/14 2:20pm 5/08/14 2:20pm

The Most Radioactive Place in New York City Is a Garage In Queens

Like so many NYC businesses, Primo Flat Fix occupies a nearly 100-year-old building. But this Queens, garage sits on a very peculiar piece of dirt: The former site of Wolff-Alport Chemical Company, a rare-earth supplier that furnished the Atomic Energy Commission with radioactive thorium—when it wasn't dumping the… » 5/07/14 12:40pm 5/07/14 12:40pm

British Businesses Can Now Register "Dot London" URLs

Starting today, London businesses are able to apply for .london top-level domain names. With this, London joins Berlin, NYC, Paris, and other cities that offer region-specific URLs for businesses connected to those cities. It's the start of an interesting interplay between physical geography and virtual identity, a… » 4/29/14 10:32am 4/29/14 10:32am

Someone Just Bought a House in L.A. for $102 Million... In Cash

When Los Angeles's most expensive house went up for sale at $125 million, no one expected it to go for that price in a million years. Well, someone, identified only as a "French billionaire," has bought said house for only slightly less that that figure: $102 million. And just to rub it in, the dude paid cash. » 4/01/14 6:42pm 4/01/14 6:42pm

Tour the Opulent, Evacuated McMansions of Ukraine's Fallen Leaders

Earlier this week, surreal images emerged of Ukrainian protesters storming the palace of President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the capital city after violent unrest. Now, protesters have made their way into another mansion, the home of attorney general Victor P. Pshonka. No ostriches, as were found on Yanukovych's… » 2/25/14 2:40pm 2/25/14 2:40pm

Wake Up at the B&B from Groundhog Day Every Morning for Eternity

Just a day after the real-life Punxsutawney Phil forecast six more weeks of winter, the bed and breakfast where Groundhog Day was filmed hit the market. You could buy it, set an old-fashioned clock radio to go off at 6:00 a.m. playing "I Got You, Babe," and relive the same day over and over—and over and over and over… » 2/04/14 4:40pm 2/04/14 4:40pm

Have a Blast Preparing for the End Times in This Luxurious Compound

At first, this 4,000 square-foot cabin in Colorado seems like nothing more than a gorgeous high-elevation getaway. But then you start to notice a few things—signs that this place is for more than just maxing and relaxing. The helicopter pad. The UV cannons. This is some serious prepper porn. » 12/17/13 5:20pm 12/17/13 5:20pm

Buy This Cabin—And Get Its Secret Treasure Tunnels Free

This one bedroom, one bath cabin in the hills above Malibu is nothing fancy: It was built in the 1940s, it's serviced by dirt roads, and it needs "major remodeling." In fact, you have to get all the way into the second paragraph of the listing to see the cabin's biggest selling point: The cabin maybe might potentially… » 12/10/13 2:00pm 12/10/13 2:00pm