Pests Masterfully Turned Into Grieving Widow Bugs

Briefly: Amazing artwork created by Barcelona-based studio Garrigosa using 3D and Photoshop for a print ad campaign: Widowed insects crying for the husbands that got killed by insecticide. These guys are CGI geniuses. Expand the pictures below to see how insanely detailed they are.


7 Big Ways Cities Have Transformed Themselves For Bikes

The number of bikes in our cities is increasing, and with that increase we’re also seeing some major changes in the way cities are designed. Engineers are giving bikes their own bridges, tunnels, overpasses, even escalators, making biking feel like it’s an essential, permanent part of the city.


World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens -- And You Can Jump Off It

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world has opened in Russia, with a 550m span. It offers breathtaking views of the Sochi landscape, but it isn’t really designed for your daily commute — it is part of a skypark, and you can bungee jump off it for a 200m drop, as shown in this video.


The Lattice Of Tubes Covering This Building Are A Natural AC System

If you have ever sweated through a summer in the city, you can thank those skyscrapers all around. Tall buildings trap heat that create urban heat islands. But what if you could create a building that cools the city instead? A building skin made of a series of tubes with evaporating rainwater can do just that.


The Biggest Man-Made Hole On Earth

A few weeks ago, we looked at a photo essay on Mir Mine, a 1200m wide mine in Eastern Siberia that’s one of the largest man-made holes on Earth’s surface. It made us wonder: Where the largest hole ever made by humans? As it turns out, it’s in the United States.


The Bat-Chart Of (Nearly) Every Bat-Villain Batman Ever Beat

Batman turns 75 this year, and over that time he’s defeated so many baddies, even Alfred probably has trouble keeping track of them all. ZAP! Here’s a pulp-inspired chart from Pop Chart Lab that chronicles (nearly) every crim banished from the streets of Gotham.


A Day In The Unusual Life Of A Professional Amazon Model

“Amazon Amanda”, who stands 190cm tall, discusses her life and work in a subculture where men will pay to be squished, crushed, wrestled or just be seen in public with a super-sized women. It is an unusual world, but it’s definitely one where underground comic artist Robert Crumb would feel completely happy.

Amanda says that nothing sexual ever happens with her clients, but she does get some unusual requests — including once being asked to crush a terminally ill client to death so that he would die happy.


Nike's Free 5.0 Are So Flexible They Can Fit In Extra Tiny Shoeboxes

The Nike Free 5.0 is billed as the most flexible shoe in the world. To show off the minimalist runners, Nike had a special new box designed, which uses one-third the material of other boxes.


Why No One Bothers Putting Apostrophes In 'Don't Walk' Signs

No one is sure when exactly the first WALK/DONT WALK style signs were installed. Even the Federal Highway Administration isn’t sure, though it is thought that the first such sign was likely installed sometime in the early to mid-1930s.


Wow, All These Rotating White Dots Are Actually Moving In Straight Lines

Video: It looks like the white dots in this optical illusion are all orbiting an imaginary point in space that, at the same time, is orbiting the center of that red circle. They are not. In reality, they are all moving in straight lines going from one side of the red circle to the opposite one.