Afraid of flying? I’ve got 3 words: “Detachable passenger cabin.”

In what can only be seen as a gross misinterpretation of airline passenger fears, a man recently invented a way to ostensibly make commercial flight safer for nervous passengers that only scares the crap out of them more.

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Travel watches (How long have we been parked on this @#$!%!! tarmac?)

Traveling today can kill hours of your life that you’ll never get back. And what better way to spike your blood pressure than by knowing exactly how much of your life is slipping through your fingers right down to the second. And that’s why they invented watches. Here are some of my favorites.

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How to navigate foreign cities without annoying the foreigners who live there.

Let’s face it, foreigners are different and scary. How are you supposed to deal with them? Well, thanks to a great new travel app, you don’t ever have to.

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Like to travel? Here’s why you’re better than other people.

Many Americans believe that — since they live in “the world’s greatest country” — there’s no point in going abroad other than to ignorantly belittle and/or offend foreign cultures. But what if experiencing the world at large served your own craven self-interest? Here’s 15 reasons why it might.

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Medieval abbey snags coveted “World’s Biggest Moat” title.

Frankly, the judging in this year’s World’s Biggest Moat contest wasn’t even close. Certainly there were a number of solid contenders, but the winner took Gold in a massive landslide. No, no, that’s not it. I meant, flood. A massive flood. Yeah, that’s it.

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The truth behind turning off electronic devices before takeoff.

For years, you’ve probably been puzzling over the most mysterious question of the ages: “Why do airline passengers have to turn off our electronic devices before take-off?” Will it really crash the plane? Well now, finally, there’s a good answer. Or three.

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Confused film-maker thinks San Francisco is Gotham City, Batman is Clark Kent.

While Toby Harriman is probably a very nice guy, he has stepped into a snake’s nest of controversy by naming his latest film “Gotham City SF.” Sure, his film is an amazing look at the San Francisco Bay Area by night, but that’s not going to hold back the nerd shit-storm for long.

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The best damn driving tour of San Francisco as far as you know.

Never been to San Francisco before? Then you need my Best Damn Driving Tour of San Francisco.

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Manilla wins New Year’s Eve walking away (to the emergency room, probably).

Most world cities put on their spectacular NYE fireworks display over a bay, river, bridge, or some other kind of stage. It’s an approach that wisely keeps the explosions and incendiaries safely away from the surrounding (and probably drunk) populace. But not every city council is that conscientious or concerned — presenting the most epic fireworks display ever.

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