On June 1, 1993 the NYC Metro Transit Authority (MTA) handed out 3,000 sample MetroCards to regular subway commuters. Although the magnetic cards were not officially released until late 1993, the testing that began on June 1st was necessary to ensure a smooth transition from tokens.
After 19 years and over 15 million vehicles, the last Model T was manufactured on May 31, 1927. When the Model T was introduced in 1908, it cause quite a stir. Not only was it the first affordable car, but 15,007,003 Model T's later and Ford forever changed traveling in America.
On May 27, 1930 the Chrysler Building opened to the public and officially became the tallest man-made building in the world. Although the Empire State Building (1,250 feet) quickly surpassed the Chrysler Building (1,046 feet), Walter Chrysler's battle against the Bank of Manhattan Trust Company for the title of world's tallest building has been called "the most intense race in skyscraper history."
Remember when we reported that Samsung dropped 100 paper airplanes over Germany from 122,000 feet?
Being healthy is all fine and good — in fact we're all for it — but some health-minded items on the market today are pretty boring. Well, that just won't do, now will it? With that in mind, we've selected nine different gadgets from Sharper Image spanning from cool to plain silly. What do you think? Would you want a personal oxygen bar or a magic disinfecting wand?
On May 25th, 1953 the U.S. tested nuclear artillery for the first and only time. The shell was fired at the Nevada Test Site (now known as the Nevada National Security Site, or N2S2) as part of Operation Upshot-Knothole with about 3,200 onlookers present.
If you've ever wondered about Microsoft's acquisitions and investments, this infographic was made for you. And not only is it informative, but Robin Richards designed it as a subway map — a convoluted mess of lines that look pretty darn...
The Sports Academy, located in Scunthorpe, U.K., is scheduled for completion in July of this year. Drawing heavily from the surrounding landscape, this $24 million dollar sports complex will have some very unique characteristics:...
Skarphedinn Thrainsson must have decided that regular old landscapes just wouldn't cut it anymore when he decided to focus on volcanoes. These shots were taken in Thrainsson's native Iceland a couple years back when the Eyjafjallajokull eruption caused major delays at airports across Europe. Stay tuned for more from Thrainsson — he has plans to take more amazingly otherworldly shots of volcanoes around the world.
So, your ink cartridge is leaking: what to do…what to do. Well, you could always follow Niall McClelland's example and turn it into a work of art. McClelland's gorgeous kaleidoscope-ish patterns made from printer ink are now on display at the Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto through the 4th of June.