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Who Owns the Statue of Liberty?

Who Owns the Statue of Liberty?

CGP Grey shares the ridiculous story of New Jersey and New York’s battle over the ownership of the Statue of Liberty. Thanks to England’s vague terms, Liberty Island has been in contention and eventually divided in the course of an unending struggle.

New US Dollar Concepts

New US Dollar Concepts

Designer Andrey Avgust came up with a series of futuristic and beautiful designs for United States’ dollar bills. Each bill is made of layers of plastic, with serial numbers, QR codes and other details that are readable under UV light.

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The American Fallout Shelter

The American Fallout Shelter

“No home in America is modern without a family fallout shelter.” The 1950’s was an absolutely bonkers time to be alive. And not just because of the music. With the start of the Cold War, the US government started a ridiculous DIY trend: the family fallout shelter.

How American Gothic Became an Icon

How American Gothic Became an Icon

Vox contextualizes Grant Wood’s 1930 painting American Gothic. One thing they failed to point out is the significance of that Gothic-style window – it’s like a carbon fiber hood on a Prius. Whether it’s pathetic, aspirational, or just how life works is up to you.

How the US President Travels

How the US President Travels

Transporting the US President is not only dangerous, it’s also complicated and expensive. Wendover Productions identifies the vehicles in a typical Presidential motorcade and estimates how much it costs per minute to ferry the President around.

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