New-Car Smell Is Overrated

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering partners, air beds, office superpowers, poop, and more. » 8/26/14 3:38pm 8/26/14 3:38pm

In 1893, 2.5 million pounds of horse manure filled NYC streets per day

Think New York summers are pungent now? Imagine what it must've smelled like at the turn of the 20th century. Before the introduction of the automobile, horses were leaving about 2.5 million pounds of shit in the streets per day. » 7/11/14 12:26pm 7/11/14 12:26pm

What Exactly Is That New Car Smell?

The smell of a new car is intoxicating. It reminds us of money and shiny objects. It evokes that golden period before repeat coffee stains, moldy Tupperware, and our trunk's transformation into a Good Will depository change the way we feel about our car. » 3/27/12 1:40pm 3/27/12 1:40pm