The Surprisingly Interesting History of Urban Sewers  [Atlas Obscura]  The ancient Romans were so impressed with the sewer they built in Rome that they named it “The Greatest Sewer.”  With creativity like that, I can’t imagine why their empire fell …

Nixon’s Tilden Street Home Was Once Covered By a Racist Covenant  [Ghosts of DC]  It was common knowledge in my Midwestern hometown that many local homes were covered by this same kind of agreement, which forbade selling to various minorities.  America, I’m shaking my head at you.

Real Estate Developers Offer Artists Free Rent to Up Cool Quotient  [Mansion Global]  Little known fact:  blogging is an art.  Call me, developers.

This Glass-Bottomed Sky Pool Is Suspended 500 Feet Above the Ground  [Arch Daily]  Guarantee this pool has more pee in in that any other pool on Earth.

This Arizona Town Enforces a “Lights Out” Rule at Sundown  [The Guardian]  Some of my fondest childhood memories are of reading under the covers with a flashlight after bedtime, but I’m not sure it would be quite as magical as an adult.

DC First-Time Homebuyers Might Get Even More Tax Relief  [Urban Turf DC]  If the District wants me to buy a house so much, maybe the District should just give me a free house, hm?  (No seriously though, can I have a free house?)

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