The Weird And Explosive Story Of The World's First Traffic Light

It's safe to say most of us have a love/hate relationship with traffic lights: we love how they make traffic manageable on a large scale, and we hate their stupid, red-faced arrogance as they demand we stop and go just because they say so. We don't usually think of them as dangerous. But the very first one sure was. » 7/03/13 1:10pm 7/03/13 1:10pm

Mongolian Traffic Lights Direct Horses, Not Cars

It is rather fitting for Ulaanbaatar, the modern-day capital of the country which was once the largest contiguous land empire in the history of the world, to have traffic lights which depict horsemen. After all, the Mongol Empire was built on the back of a fast-moving equestrian army, and modern Mongolia, with less… » 1/19/12 1:30pm 1/19/12 1:30pm