A huge storm drenched Phoenix and flooded the streets earlier this week. That’s already bizarre, but the weirdest thing to come out of that storm that happens once a century in the desert is this floating manhole cover. The 150-pound metal plate looks like it’s kind of dancing? Or at least, it’s bouncing around the…
There’s a certain ignored artistry to manhole covers in New York City. Millions of people walk over thousands every day and pay no attention to what they look like or where they’re from or how they’re made. They come from all over the world, with one of the largest exporters of manhole covers being in Howrah, India.…
Though Chris Boyer couldn't get this project done in the time necessary to enter the THAC XII (Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest), he has made a wonderful bit of animation. The quality of the sound effects and mix on this Lego stop-motion is pretty wonderful and the backgrounds and scenes are beautiful to look at.
Washington, DC may not really have been built on a swamp, but it can't escape the swamp gas. Scientists just published a survey that maps a whopping 5,893 natural gas leaks in the city's aging pipelines.
Jared was just minding his own business, when he claims he was attacked by a roving gang, who pummeled the shit out of him and threw his phone down a storm drain. So he went in after it.
As if you needed more evidence that texting is more dangerous than swine flu, a 15-year-old girl from Staten Island walked into an open manhole while texting. She's fine, don't worry, although she did lose a shoe in the sewer.