Police in Philadelphia are looking for a man who robbed several people at gunpoint on October 5th at a Chinese take-out restaurant. He stole the victims’ phones, their wallets, and a “hoverboard.” Yep, people are getting robbed for their hoverboards now.
This weekend, Pope Francis’s historic trip to Philadelphia is expected to draw 1.5 million visitors into the city — literally doubling our population overnight. While most Philadelphians (myself included) are excited to be part of the hullabaloo, one can’t help but notice how His Holiness’s imminent arrival is turning…
When hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot started his journey in Boston two weeks ago he wanted to see the entire country. Unfortunately, he never made it out of the Northeast. The researchers who built hitchBOT announced today that they need to stop the experiment because hitchBOT was vandalized in Philadelphia.
I had a ball getting drunk at the American Museum of Natural History. But my most recent drunken outing was much less fun than that. I cannot stress enough that having a series of existential crises while drunk and alone in the Mütter Museum is a horrible idea. Just horrible.
Detroit just took another huge step towards the abyss, with its proposal to turn off street lights across half the city. This is the nightmare scenario for anybody who loves a particular city: that one day, it'll fail. Chances are, if you live in (or near) a city, you already worry over every little sign that your…
There are brilliant advertising campaigns, and then there are excellent ways to lose your job in public relations. This is an example of the latter.
In John B. Prather's 1945 paper New York-Philadelphia Vacuum Tunnel, Preliminary Design Features and Economic Analysis, the author proposes building a screaming vacuum train that will blast between Philadelphia and NYC in 20 minutes. Up yours, New Jersey Turnpike!