Let's say you're an ironworker toiling on a skyscraper. You get 30 minutes for lunch, and if you haven't brown-bagged it you'll spend most of that time going up and down the construction elevator to get to someplace that sells chow.
In recognition of this, the Subway sandwich chain has built a special outpost in a shipping container, which was hoisted onto a platform at the Ground Zero construction site last week. As the under-construction Freedom Tower gets taller and taller, the Subway container will be hoisted higher and higher, keeping the workers in sandwiches for the same price as they'd pay on the street. "What you're going to see is a fully functioning Subway store potentially 105 stories in the sky," said Joe Allegretti, Subway's regional development office manager.
Elton John's recordings will survive a nuclear war
If you've ever worked in a corporate office, chances are you've seen one of these Iron Mountain file boxes lying around: I always assumed they were just the people that made the cardboard boxes, and boy was I wrong. Iron Mountain is in fact a gigantic information and records storage
One of the perks of a owning smartwatch is that you can quickly change the entire digital face. Now the L.A.-based Covair Watch Company is betting that consumers will want to do that with analog watches as well. Hence they've designed a watch base that will accept multiple faces that
Also, some maniacs tried to make ships and airplanes work on this principle
Last month these guys spent a day doing what most of us do in summer: Repeatedly throwing a basketball off of a 400-foot dam in Tasmania. They were there to break a world record for tallest basketball shot, but ended up making an interesting discovery, or rather illustrating an interesting
Maybe next they can invent makeup that makes it look like you're not thirsty
This is being presented as a "drought hack," demonstrating how far one can stretch the definition of the latter word. Amidst California's recent drought, a lot of folks' lawns are unsurprisingly dying. That's what happens when humans try to force particular breeds of nature to exist in inhospitable climates. And