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Urban Bees

Stay with me here: A pair of Italian beehive experts have designed a hive that's suited for urban apiary-enthusiasts with young families and is easy to harvest. Check out their...

Apollo Control Room

NASA recently restored the original control room used for the Gemini, Apollo and Skylab missions. It sat disused for decades, but they restored it so it looks like a bunch...

Electric VW Bus

I'm a big fan of Rich Rebuilds, a YouTube channel originally devoted to rebuilding scrapped Tesla cars and now expanded to showcasing DIY electric vehicles of all sorts. The amazing...

Illinois Railroads

Long before superhighways, this 1928 map shows Illinois covered with rail lines. Now there's much fewer lines. But while intercity rail traffic has declined, commuter rail is alive and well...

Rat Trap

A friend pointed me to this unbelievable rat killing machine video. If you've ever dealt with rats (like me) you might find this satisfying. Otherwise: Warning! This is video showing...

Vegetarians

OK, this is old, but still...A third of British vegetarians eat meat when drunk. Specificially meat from late night kebob stands.

NOLA Papers

Owners of the upstart New Orleans Advocate newspaper are purchasing the venerable New Orleans Times-Picayune with plans to bring back a seven day a week daily newspaper. Hurrah! But then...

Our Towns

James and Deb Fallows, flying around the U.S. in a small plane, are checking out small American cities to report on forward-thinking policies that go virtually unreported by national media.