1. String theory

    Determined to save the world’s corals by hook or by slip stitch, these crafty folk are re-creating the Great Barrier Reef with yarn. Will their barrier method work? We’re on pins and needles.

    Photo: Alyssa Gorelick via Flickr

  2. China dolled

    This crackerjack artist takes broken, chipped, and otherwise unloved china and turns imperfections into art. But what would she do if she wasn’t such a clumsy dish washer?

    Photo: Courtesy Joana Meroz

  3. Good night, slapendrijk tight!

    Those Netherlanders, always with the simple solutions. Need to grind your grain? Windmills. Get through the wet muck? Wooden shoes. Stop a flood? Finger in the dike. And now, one Dutch student is solving climate change (and getting rich) … by staying in bed.

    Photo: iStockphoto

  4. Roomba-ba black seep

    Oil spills are no match for this human-sized Roomba. It’ll zoomba through the gloomba far better than a broomba, saving wildlife from doomba faster than you can say bada-boomba.

  5. Advert effects

    Dear ad agencies of the world, why must you portray greenies as prostitute-hiring, adulterous murderers? As you can see from this TV spot, we are actually totally hip. Bright-color-wearing, techno-dancing, jean-ironing hip.

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