Here are the internet happenings that caught our attention this week.
For the first time ever, it's safe to take a whiff of NYC trash piling up on street corners. In a random act of kindness, a florist is turning public garbage cans into big, beautiful floral arrangements. – Jeralyn, editorial director
You'll need a business plan, but this could be your chance to finally live like royalty — Italy is giving away historic properties (that includes castles) for free, but only to those willing to renovate their new property for tourism purposes. Any takers? – Daniel, editorial assistant
Scrolling through this photo essay on the Dead Sea made me feel like I was seeing it for the first time, even though I've already been. – Daniel, editorial assistant
THIS WEEK ON FATHOM
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What's for dinner: Melissa Clark's Turkish lamb chops.
Food for the journey: Melissa Clark's plane snacks.