CLOSE
Gizmodo
Gizmodo

Finding New Places for Parks

Gizmodo
Gizmodo

The areas below highway underpasses have long been known as hangout spots for juvenile delinquents and the subject of Red Hot Chili Pepper songs. Now big cities are starting to strategically use these spaces as parks.

*

The Sistine Chapel isn’t the only place with an absolutely incredible ceiling

*

Intriguing Headline of the Day: America Is Overproducing So Much Milk Farmers Have Started Burying It

*

The cast of the new Star Wars film went to war recently on late night television—with a 7-year-old trivia buff.

*

A billionaire recently purchased a $170 million painting with his credit card. That, as you might have guessed, earned him a lot of frequent flyer miles.

*

If you’re a programmer—and you’re good enough at your job—you can apparently make it so you don’t really have to do your job.

*

It looks like Adele just released the fastest-selling album of all time.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
Jay Maidment/Lionsgate
Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
Jay Maidment/Lionsgate
Jay Maidment/Lionsgate

Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

*

Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

*

A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

*

Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

*

Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

*

13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

*

11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
20th Century Fox
How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

*

The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

*

When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

*

Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

*

When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

*

How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

*

The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

*

12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios