Six Things the Phone Book's Actually Still Good For

The phone book. There's perhaps no more outmoded, unnecessary, downright wasteful collection of printed information in the known universe. But Doghouse Diaries has a few suggestions that might make them useful after all. » 5/01/13 10:25am 5/01/13 10:25am

Amazing Video of a Crane Lifting a Car Using Two Phonebooks

You probably knew that it's impossible to pull apart two phonebooks put together with interleaving pages. But did you know that the bond—caused by the mechanical friction of the interleaving pages—is so strong that it can lift an entire car? This video demonstrates exactly that. The best part, however, may be to… » 11/30/12 4:40pm 11/30/12 4:40pm

The Surprisingly Sophisticated Computer Graphics Behind the 1977 Yellow…

They're a waste of paper these days, but back in 1977 the Yellow Pages were an essential communications tool. And in order to more easily produce ads so the thick tomes remained free, Bell Labs (now AT&T) developed a remarkably advanced desktop publishing system. » 4/12/12 11:25am 4/12/12 11:25am

This Photo Perfectly Sums Up Everyone's Feelings On the Yellow Pages

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Kate who perfectly sums up how I, and probably a good chunk of the population, feel about those giant stacks of unclaimed phone books showing up at apartment buildings every year. » 2/04/12 6:00pm 2/04/12 6:00pm

San Francisco to Save Its Residents From the Yellow Pages

In this digital age, isn't the phone book a paperweight that nobody uses? San Francisco's Board of Supervisors must agree as they are passing legislation that stops the phone company from spamming your doorstep with the Yellow Pages. » 5/17/11 2:00am 5/17/11 2:00am

At Last, You Can Send the Yellow Pages to Hell

At bloody last, now you can opt-out of delivery of those useless volumes of bound dead trees and CO2 known as the Yellow Pages. I would rather kill them all, but this is a step in the right direction. » 2/01/11 9:20am 2/01/11 9:20am

Die, Phone Book, Die

These days your fingers are likely walking on iPad touchscreens, not dead tree pages. After a decade of obsolescence, the local phone directory is finally getting the chop as states wise up to reality. » 11/11/10 10:00pm 11/11/10 10:00pm

The Yellow Pages Finally Have A Purpose: They Can Be Used To Build…

We think the Yellow Pages are useless and should go die already. But maybe not! A resourceful architect managed to build a shed using just yellow pages. Perhaps those tree killing monstrosities can be reborn as paper bricks. » 10/09/10 12:30pm 10/09/10 12:30pm

Hey Yellow Pages, It's Time for You to Die

"Dear Bell and Yellow Pages. We all have a thing called the internet. Please stop wasting stuff." We fully subscribe those words. Yellow pages, it's time for you to die. [Obsolete] » 6/18/10 9:40pm 6/18/10 9:40pm

Treehouse Restaurant Built Around Redwood Like Beautiful Fungus

So modern » 11/19/08 11:45am 11/19/08 11:45am treehouses aren't new, but the designers of this project in New Zealand have crafted something that blends fantastically with its host redwood tree. The fungus or chrysalis-shaped building—take your aesthetic pick—will be a smallish restaurant built by, of all people, the NZ Yellow Pages. It's currently…