Offbeat

Goodbye to Elmo and the topless ladies?

Goodbye to Elmo and the topless ladies?

New York creates task force to deal with tourist complaints of harassment from topless women, costumed characters in Times Square
Most unlikely UNESCO site: The empty citadel of Vietnam

Most unlikely UNESCO site: The empty citadel of Vietnam

With merely four walls built during a short-lived dynasty, the Ho Citadel is an unusual UNESCO World Heritage Site
9 former prisons with surprising second lives

9 former prisons with surprising second lives

These former halls of incarceration have been transformed into everything from luxury hotels to concert halls and wedding venues
Banksy's sinister twist on Disneyland

Banksy's sinister twist on Disneyland

The renowned graffiti artist's new project, 'Dismaland,' is a pop-up theme park featuring more than 50 artists
Why I climb insanely tall buildings with my bare hands

Why I climb insanely tall buildings with my bare hands

Daniel Lau has an unusual hobby -- climbing the world's tallest skyscrapers without using any ropes
All Blacks rugby stars rap in safety video

All Blacks rugby stars rap in safety video

Rugby legends appear in new "Men in Black" parody video for New Zealand Airlines
A trip down America's only metric highway

A trip down America's only metric highway

Only three nations do not use the metric system today: Myanmar, Liberia and the United States
Hold the Stevia! Breaking Bad cafes open

Hold the Stevia! Breaking Bad cafes open

A themed "Breaking Bad" cafe has opened in Istanbul and there's a tribute pop-up bar in London this summer
12 amazingly quirky pods for campers

12 amazingly quirky pods for campers

On an island near Amsterdam, 12 surreal installations were inspired by everything from bedbugs to kites
The psychedelic world of Indian truck art

The psychedelic world of Indian truck art

India's fantastical trucks look like they just rolled out of "Alice in Wonderland." But this isn't just about pure aesthetics -- it's a shrewd business move.