At least some people restore my faith in humanity.
Craigslist Joe is the story of Joseph Garner's Craigslist survival adventure. Armed with a backpack, identification and a bicycle, Garner set out to live for one month relying solely on the generosity of the "21st Century Town Square." Zack Galifianakis produced the film.
What happens when you take a band's lyrics and use them as pickup lines? Blink-182 fan Tommy Woolridge put the punk rockers to the test, and entered his results in the band's 2012 European Tour Commercial Contest. While his success rate may not have been stellar in the field, it won over the band. Woolridge now has free Blink-182 tickets for life.
Internet video maker Casey Neistat returns to his roots with a reenactment of his infamous 2005 "bike thief" experiment, wherein he makes several blatant attempts to rob his own bicycle in public spaces throughout NYC.
Has stealing bikes in NYC become a more challenging endeavor in the past seven years? Spoiler Alert: Hahahaha no.
Infectious Happiness of the Day: Social experiment aboard a Berlin U-Bahn train: One passenger starts laughing, ostensibly at something she sees on her smartphone. Soon, the entire car is rollicking like a bunch of carefree children.
Then, just like that, you are too.
PSA of the Day: In its latest public awareness campaign, Pro Infirmis, a Swiss advocacy group for individuals with disabilities, conducts an experiment aimed at showing us that we could stand to be better in our attitude toward people who are different, and then throws in a Band of Horses song as if we needed to feel worse about it.
Social Experiment of the Day: Providence-based mobile app consultant Jonathan Stark recently posted his Starbucks mobile-app code to his website just to see what would happen.
After a while he discovered that many people were putting in as much, if not more, than what they were taking out. By yesterday afternoon, "Jonathan's Card" -- which had an initial balance of $30 -- had facilitated $3,651 worth of transactions, with n