pokemon go
A Man in Singapore Caught a Lapras and Died

There's no doubt that some people take Pokémon Go a bit too seriously - me included - but a player in Singapore has possibly set a new record by dying of a heart attack shortly after catching a Lapras and Granbull. Read More >>

money
24 Countries Where the Money Contains Meat

This week, some people in Britain and Canada were shocked to learn that their money contains trace amounts of animal fat. The new banknotes use animal byproducts that are found in everything from credit cards and crayons to glue and soap. But We have confirmed that Britain and Canada aren’t the only ones. Read More >>

architecture
Why Today’s Architects Build Digital Simulations Instead of Scale Models

When I was a grad student in architecture school in the '80s, one of our professors was on a mission. Each semester he'd give a design project in downtown Manhattan, asking his students to spend the first two weeks of the term building a beautiful wood model of the surrounding site. The next year he would move to a new site, adjacent to last year's. Over the years his students built a humongous wood model of lower Manhattan, and each successive generation got the benefit of their predecessor's slowly accumulating analogue "database" of Manhattan architecture. Read More >>

cities
Every City Should Give Pensioners a Card That Extends Road Crossing Times

We've all seen what happens when someone can't cross the street in the allotted signal time — the pedestrian gets frustrated and drivers get mad. A programme in Singapore lets seniors swipe a card at an intersection so the signal will give them extra time to cross. It's a smart solution to a problem that's increasingly going to be troubling our ageing cities. Read More >>

cities
Tokyo is No Longer the Most Expensive City in the World

Tokyo is no longer the priciest metropolis in the world—it has been supplanted by another, far more inaccessible city. Want to take a guess who it is? It's not New York. It's not San Francisco. The world's most expensive city is Singapore, according the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Read More >>

money
Londoners, Try to Be Happy — Singapore is the REAL Most Expensive City

An entirely different set of metrics to the ones used by some other people has decided that, no, London isn't really the most expensive place to exist in the world -- it's actually Singapore. London doesn't even make the top six. Read More >>

architecture
This Building By Supercar Designer Pininfarina Looks Like a Ferrari

Pininfarina: you may know it as the high-end Italian firm that designs fast, expensive cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Now, for the first time, its designers are branching out into residential design with a block of flats in Singapore. And it looks just like the cars it designs. Read More >>

monster machines
The Mini Crab Bot Will Crawl Down Your Throat to Cure Your Cancer

The famous Chili Crab dish from Singapore inspires more than just drooling. A pair of researchers have developed a robot with two tiny crab-like pincers that attacks stomach cancer via your mouth. Read More >>

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Base Jumping Off of the Most Insane Pool in the World

Singapore's Marina Bay Sands hotel is home to one of the most-photographed and internet beloved swimming pools on the planet. It's atop a massive tower, and looks seamless, like a levitating mirror. So why not leap off off of it? Read More >>

environment
Giant Sea Sponge and Possible Eames Inspiration Rediscovered in Singapore

Doesn't this amazing sea sponge look like an Eames molded plastic chairs? We can't say for sure it was the design duo's inspiration, but we do know that until it was recently rediscovered, scientists thought "Neptune's cup" was extinct. Read More >>