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07:16 pm PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing What's it like to go viral?
Rick Paulas talks to writers and YouTubers about what it feels like for a posting to go viral. Read the rest...
06:30 pm PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Gary Whitta working with artist Karl Lindberg to create some concept art for Abomination
Here's a video interview of Gary Whitta working with artist Karl Lindberg from Industrial Light & Magic to create some concept art to accompany his debut novel, Abomination. Read the rest...
04:47 pm PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Gary Whitta working with artist Karl Lindberg to create some concept art for Abomination
Here's a video interview of Gary Whitta working with artist Karl Lindberg from Industrial Light & Magic to create some concept art to accompany his debit novel, Abomination. Read the rest...
12:05 pm PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Father and son take same photo for 27 years
Quite moving, really. Read the rest...
11:56 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Excellent LED headlamp for $7
If you're an Amazon Prime member, this adjustable-angle $7 LED headlamp is a great deal. It's regularly $19....
11:49 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Who said it: Charles Manson or Kanye West?
Kanye West is a phenomenally talented entertainer and loved by millions. Charles Manson is a failed wanna-be pop star and infamous murderer who we hope will remain locked up for the rest of his life. ...
11:14 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Singer Alysha Brilla and sisters argue with police over right to ride bikes while shirtless
Indo-Tanzanian-Canadian musician singer Alysha Brilla and her two sisters, Tameera and Nadia, said that a police officer pulled them over because they were riding bikes at night without wearing shirts...
10:59 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Woman suing Starbucks for allegedly serving drink with cleaning solution
Cheryl Kingery of Davis County, Utah says she ordered a cup of coffee from Starbucks, but was given a serving of Urnex cleaning solution instead. Read the rest...
10:43 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults: recognizing satanists and bad mullets in the park
The fine folks at Night Flight implore you to "review this 1994 VHS tape hosted by be-sweatered cop/pastor Gordon Coulter, and Eric Pryor, a mulleted former Satanist, current Christian, who provide he...
10:43 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this reporter scared stiff on live TV
Photobomber scares the wits out of a TV reporter in downtown Los Angeles. (more…)...
10:40 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing The Resurrectionist: Your favorite mythic creatures laid out on a mortician's table
Imagine all your favourite mythic creatures: pegasus, mermaid, centaur, sphinx, minotaur. Now imagine them laid out on a morticians table: dissected, given Latin medical labels, and analyzed in terms ...
10:27 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Trailer for Alex Gibney's Steve Jobs documentary
Documentary maker Alex Gibney (Going Clear, We Steal Secrets, and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) is directing Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. The trailer looks good I would rather watch th...
10:17 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Picture books where the girls kick butt
The Guardian rounds up half a dozen brilliant picture books where girl characters defy stereotypes: Princess Daisy and the Dragon by Steven Lenton; The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp; The Princess and th...
10:10 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Create a whole landscape from your own webcam
Of course, when I turned the webcam on at first, it was pointing at me, and I found myself wandering into a swollen-cheeked land where some cloud formation of my own face, eyes slowly blinking, consti...
09:51 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Earthquake early warning system gets a $4 million boost from USGS
What if there were a way to warn people right before a big earthquake hits? Earthquake early warning system technology is already serious stuff in Japan, and a system in development for the U.S. just ...
09:43 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing The mysterious Face on Mars was first spotted in 1959
Comic master Jack Kirby showed us the mysterious "Face on Mars" decades before it was imaged by the Viking 1 orbiter in 1976 and ultimately became an iconic example of pareidolia or proof of an ancien...
09:37 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Kitties enjoy ice ball on hot summer day
Your cat will pretend to love you if you give her a frozen water balloon on a hot day. ...
09:30 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing The best person who ever lived is an unknown Ukrainian man
Out of everyone who ever existed, who has done the most good for humanity? It's a difficult question. Read the rest...
09:26 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing When online security is literally a roll of the dice, which dice do you use?
My search for an easy way to generate strong passwords and passphrases led me to the "Diceware" method Cory wrote about on Boing Boing. This was no game. I needed serious dice. Read the rest...
09:25 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Interview with Trump supporters: his presidency would be "classy"
Bloomberg Politics' John Heilemann met with 12 Trump supporters in New Hampshire to find out why the candidate appeals to him. Read the rest...
09:09 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Woman gets hysterectomy and discovers her teeth are missing
Clare Jones, a 47-year-old woman from Newcastle-under-Lyme, England went to the hospital for a hysterectomy. The surgery was successful, but Jones still doesn't understand why two of her teeth were re...
08:51 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing $75,000 in rewards to catch drone operators who interfered with firefighters
Drone operators are causing problems for firefighters in California's San Bernardino County. On multiple occasions pilots of planes and helicopters loaded with flame retardant have had to abandon thei...
08:49 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing 34 weird vintage photos of women in tiny miniskirts at huge old computers
Enjoy ogling these broads' gams, and get a load of those ginormous mainframes. Read the rest...
08:43 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing For the woman afraid of technology's progress, a set of horse blinders
You've come a long way, baby. (more…)...
08:31 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing The strange stories behind country-code top-level domains
James Bridle writes, "A couple of months ago I released a browser extension - Citizen Ex - which tracks your browsing (entirely privately) in order to show you your "Algorithmic Citizenship" - where y...
08:24 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Golf club hunts mystery man who keeps shitting in the holes
After a decade of finding holes brimming with human excrement, Stavanger Golf Club in Norway has gone public with its quest to unmask the culprit. Read the rest...
08:03 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Every pub plotted on map of Britain and Ireland
Public data was used to create this fascinating map. Read the rest...
07:44 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Buzzfeed readers pick Elfquest, Blankets and Sandman as the most life-changing graphic novels
Other picks in the epic roundup include another BB favorite, Hyperbole and a Half. Classics such as Preacher, Watchmen and Maus make a strong showing, but a great many new works stand head-to-head wit...
07:27 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Top Gear team moves to Amazon
Jeremy Clarkson who finally got himself fired by physically attacking a BBC producer, is moving to Amazon. There, the racist buffoon will be joined by symbiotes Richard Hammond and James May. The new ...
07:21 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing American cities more ethnically diverse, but not well-integrated
Racial segregation is not a thing of the past, writes Alana Semuels, and is in fact increasing in many American communities. Read the rest...
07:09 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Typing patterns are the latest anonymity-shattering personal identifier
Long a theoretical threat, the observation of typing patterns has been refined into a "a highly practical attack" aimed at user anonymity over the internet. Read the rest...
06:58 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?
Prosecutors' best guess, according to Dan Moldea, was always Sally Bugs. Salvatore Briguglio happened to him.Federal investigators speculate that two or three coconspirators may have witnessed Brigugl...
06:49 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing What's it like to go viral?
Rick Paulas talks to writers and YouTubers about what it feels like for a posting to go viral. Read the rest...
06:33 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Does anyone still make those magazines where David Bowie is mauled by weasels?
h/t Josh Centers. Previously. Does anyone still make the sort of magazines where men are always fighting swarms of things? pic.twitter.com/y9QcIOqvvt— Josh Centers (@jcenters) July 30, 2015...
05:49 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Invisibility Blues: Help open up the conversation about race in games
A new video series hopes to explore role of people of color in games, from the best characterizations to the worst, and everything in between. Read the rest...
05:45 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Video: HOWTO make a 3D origami Darth Vader
Origami enthusiasts have created a number of small foldable units that can then be assembled into all kinds of 3-D shapes, like this Darth Vader. Read the rest...
05:45 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Minnesota kids get creative to protest lion-killing dentist
Kids in the Twin Cities asked their families what they could do to express their feelings about local lion-killing dentist Walter Palmer. Star-Tribune's Glen Stubbe got some great shots during protest...
05:45 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Our robot overlords will excel at ping-pong
This ad from Omron Automation & Safety intends to make advanced automation seem fun, but the execution makes it seem like your future will depend on whether you win your sudden death table tennis ...
05:43 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Cassini captures strange red arcs on Saturn's moon Tethys
Researchers created this enhanced-color image by compositing recent shots of Tethys taken by Cassini. Current top hypotheses for the unusual red arcs are: Read the rest...
05:28 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Avoid your job in this pleasantly oddball game
The objective of NEVER GO TO WORK is in its title: Your alarm goes off just after 6 AM, and it's time to get to the office. Read the rest...
05:22 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing Secret of Qwerty is a 'typing RPG' that will steal your whole afternoon
Cross Typing of the Dead with Dragon Warrior and the result is Secret of Qwerty, an old-school RPG where you fight mean trees and ghosts and things by typing at them. Read the rest...
04:35 am PDT - Thu, July 30, 2015
BoingBoing The other side of Braid
In this deeply-personal postmortem of her game Problem Attic, Liz Ryerson explores her relationship to iconic indie darling Braid—and what the game may say about the culture of development. R...
10:32 pm PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing UK restricts dissident artist Ai Weiwei's stay over his criminal record in China
The artist is scheduled to be in the UK in September for a big exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Arts. Read the rest...
07:51 pm PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Lion-killing dentist emails his patients, shows little remorse
A person who claims to be a patient of the dentist charged with killing Zimbabwe's favorite lion shares an email said to be from Walter J. Palmer himself, to patients. Read the rest...
06:21 pm PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Lion killing dentist emails his clients, shows little remorse
A claimed client sent us this business communication, allegedly from America's best known lion killing dentist, Walter J. Palmer, to his patients. Read the rest...
04:14 pm PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Cop who killed Samuel DuBose during traffic stop has been indicted for murder
A grand jury indicted University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing on a murder charge for fatally shooting Samuel DuBose in the head during a traffic stop. Read the rest...
03:29 pm PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing LA auto dealer beats Donald Trump piata on TV spot
This TV spot for an Los Angeles auto dealer stars a couple of guys beating a Donald Trump piata to a pulp (or a pulpier version of pulp). Read the rest...
01:34 pm PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Irotoridori is soduku using colored chicks instead of numbers
Irotoridori, described as a color palette puzzle on the box, is a sudoku board game where the numbers have been replaced with colors. Read the rest...
01:23 pm PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Meowijuana Catnip Buds
One of life's simple pleasures is watching your kitties get blissed out on catnip. Most store-bought catnip is ditchweed, though. If you really want your cat to pretend to love you, give her 100% orga...
12:47 pm PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Touching someone's heart isn't easy in Tough Love Machine
Figuring out how to connect with another human being is often a puzzle. Read the rest...
12:01 pm PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Breaking Bad fans, Jesse Pinkman's house is for sale: $1.6 million
"Meth lab not included." Read the rest...
11:44 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing 10 videos of drunk people trying to eat sandwiches
Life can be difficult when you are drunk. And sandwiches are life. Read the rest...
11:37 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Cop who killed Samuel DuBose during traffic stop has been indicted for murder
A grand jury indicted University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing on a murder charge for fatally shooting Samuel DuBose in the head during a traffic stop. Read the rest...
11:20 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Avoid your job in this pleasantly oddball game
The objective of NEVER GO TO WORK is in its title: Your alarm goes off just after 6 AM, and it's time to get to the office. Read the rest...
11:20 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing What happens when your virtual pets die?
GHOSTZ, nested in sincere reflections on the virtual pet heyday of the 1990s, imagines caring for a digital pet's ghost. This can include offering it a bone from its former form ("DISRESPECTFUL") or p...
11:15 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing "Redneck" talks about racism
A "redneck" explains racism and privilege for the benefit of anyone listening. The message is sound, but the delivery ain't quite right, even if the accent is spot-on: it's an actor playing a characte...
11:10 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Wedding dance knockout video, now with UFC commentary
TO THE FACE! (more…)...
11:05 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing New DEA head: Marijuana "probably not" as dangerous as heroin
Chuck Rosenberg, the new acting administrator of the US Drug Enforcement Administration: If you want me to say that marijuanas not dangerous, Im not going to say that because I think it is. Do I think...
11:02 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Sloth only wants carrots
Food preferences exist in many species....
11:00 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this guy solve a 7x7 Rubik's cube in record-breaking time
Australian speedsolver Feliks Zemdegs has set a new official world record for the shortest time in which to solve a 7x7 Rubik's cube: 2:23.55. (more…)...
10:55 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Former Navy Seal says CIA operatives turned on him because he is gay
Brett Jones, a former Navy Seal and an openly gay member of the CIAs paramilitary Global Response Staff (GRS), told ABC News that other staff members harassed him so much that he feared for his life....
10:52 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this parrot sing "Everything is Awesome" and other tunes
Amazon parrot singing sensation Princess Yellowfeather resides at the Birds on Safari store in Stuart, Florida. (more…)...
10:51 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Avoid your job in this pleasantly oddball game
The objective of NEVER GO TO WORK is in its title: Your alarm goes off just after 6 AM, and it's time to get to the office. Read the rest...
10:51 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing "Redneck" talks about racism
A "redneck" explains racism and privilege for the benefit of anyone listening. The message is sound, but the delivery ain't rightit's an actor....
10:42 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing A thing that is real: Great Job! Poop Emoji Dog Poop Bags
You did it! You! The hero! Read the rest...
10:31 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Oklahoma governor must move daughters mobile home from mansion grounds
Christina Fallin, the 28-year-old daughter of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, lives in a trailer on the grounds of the governors mansion. Read the rest...
10:31 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Watch an orangutan kiss a pregnant woman's belly
A lovely orangutan kissed this 37-week pregnant woman's belly through the glass at England's Colchester Zoo. The woman's partner Jay Clarke writes Read the rest...
10:30 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Phil Gramm: "exploited worker" AT&T CEO "only" got $75m
The former Texas GOP Senator testified that AT&T CEO Edward Whitacre was an "exploited worker," whose $75 million golden handshake proved "bigotry that is still allowed in America...bigotry again...
10:11 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Giant bookshelf mural
315 x 232cm, £65, comes in four pieces from Present Indicative (via Bookshelf)....
09:47 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Camille Paglia thinks Trump is the best comedian since Lenny Bruce
Salon is running part two of a three-day series of interviews with entertaining cultural critic Camille Paglia. She's enjoying Trump's blustering buffoonery as much as I am. Read the rest...
09:33 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Gallery of infamously altered photographs
National Review, a periodical that Fox News viewers think of as the magazine their literate friends read, published this cover in 2012 showing Obama supporters waving blue signs that said "ABORTION." ...
09:31 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Florida cop treating handcuffed homeless man like hungry zoo animal
A kindly Sarasota, Florida police officer was observed on video feeding a handcuffed homeless man with peanuts tossed on the floor and into the man's mouth. Read the rest...
09:20 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Check whether Hacking Team demoed cyberweapons for your local cops
Michael from Muckrock sez, "Turns out death squads aren't the only agencies buying Hacking Squad's controversial spyware. Town from Miami Shores, FL to Eugene, OR appeared on a list of US agencies tha...
09:16 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Cambodia legalizes police corruption
For people contemplating a holiday in Cambodia, take note: starting in January police officers in that country will personally receive a 70% commission on traffic fines they issue. This new rule, says...
09:12 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing "I sacrifice thee in the name of The Second Amendment"
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Penelope Smythe of Chagrin Falls, USA, is chosen to be a lucky sacrifice to our worship of The Second Amendment! Read the rest...
09:12 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Suspected robber wore "Crime Pays" t-shirt
This gentleman dressed for the occasion of robbing a Baltimore pizza shop, wearing a "Crime Pays" t-shirt. It didn't though. Read the rest...
09:08 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Turn to Bone: a cover of Turn to Stone that's about osteopathology
Your fibroblasts aren't alone ...
09:01 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing A fucking interesting history of swearing on television!
I distinctly remember my glee as an 8-year-old watching Hawkeye say "Son of a bitch" on M*A*S*H in 1979, the first time that phrase was used on US television. (more…)...
08:43 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Travel tip: don't set fire to airplane cabins
Cabin crew "shouting over screaming passengers" managed to help them subdue a traveler who had set fire to a Shenzhen Airlines flight from Taizhou to Guangzhou. Read the rest...
07:39 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing 47 51' 57.5" N, 123 52' 13.3" W is America's "quietest" place
Welcome to "the quietest square inch in the wilds of America, discovered by Gordon Hempton.The quietest inch isnt a sound vacuum. Read the rest...
07:26 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing New owner will cover Ouya's pledges to game developers
Indie game console creator Ouya was bought by gaming peripheral company Razer. Problem! Ouya pledged indie devs hundreds of thousands of dollars. Solution: Razer will cover the tab....
07:19 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Car alarms deemed useless: so why do they exist?
The false-positive rate is 99%. Public reaction to them bleeds from disinterest to violent hostility. They don't reduce the likelihood of your car being stolen, and are easily circumvented. But still ...
07:08 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing New military "noise gun" very loud indeed
Attention, protestors and other undesirable crowds! "The 130-decibel roar of a fighter jet" will one day be projected into your head by these delightful new noise weapons. Read the rest...
06:55 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Captain Crunch Oops All Berries was the best cereal
until we ate it, and learned that sometimes convenience isn't quite so convenient. Read the rest...
06:23 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing The perils of group blogging in one gif
Say, I'll bet our readers will love this wonderful thing! I'll just spend 20 minutes meticulously creating this gif. Sure hope no one else saw this wonderful thing yet. ::rechecks scheduled posts:: Re...
06:23 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Erenhot's enormous kissing dinosaur arch
Erenhot is a dinosaur fossil hot-spot on the border between China and Mongolia. In an outpouring of civic pride, they erected this fabulous arch made of kissing dinosaurs. Read the rest...
06:23 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Intricate 3D paper typography by Sabeena Karnik
Mumbia-based illustrator Sabeena Karnik specializes in forming strips of paper into intricate typography. Below is a sequence showing creation of her piece for a radio station. Read the rest...
06:23 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Kitten Owlet Coffee equals cute
Hukulou Coffee in Osaka has several owls, but Fuku the owlet and Marimo the kitten are the star attractions, as they have become very good friends. Read the rest...
06:19 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing Self-aiming sniper rifle can be pwned over the Internet
The $13,000 Trackingpoint sniper rifle is vulnerable to wifi-based attacks that allow your adversary to redirect bullets to new targets of their choosing. Read the rest...
06:04 am PDT - Wed, July 29, 2015
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG - "I sacrifice thee in the name of The Second Amendment"
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Penelope Smythe of Chagrin Falls, USA, is chosen to be a lucky sacrifice to our worship of The Second Amendment! Read the rest...
09:30 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing X-Files was inspired by Chris Carter's observation of alien abductees' hypnosis
In the early 1990s, Harvard psychiatrist John Mack studied hundreds of people who claimed to have been abducted by aliens and wrote multiple books about his research. He invited Chris Carter to sit in...
09:04 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Dollhouse dungeon of BDSM miniatures
Jenny Nightfall handcrafts BDSM dollhouse furniture and other macabre and goth decor miniatures, all available in her Etsy shop. Read the rest...
07:33 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Vincent Price vs. Boris Karloff: The Raven (1963)
Wizard duels in Harry Potter have nothing on this epic battle between Price and Karloff in the classic Roger Corman film of "The Raven," from 1963. Cinematic quality nevermore....
06:28 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing See Lego robot controlled by DIY exosuit
Danny Benedettelli built a Lego NXT humanoid robot that he controls with a sensor-laden exosuit, known as a "waldo." For example, when he moves his arms, so does the robot. Read the rest...
06:13 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Treasure hunters find $1 million in 1715 shipwreck
Treasure hunters on a boat called the Aarrr Booty (seriously) found more than $1 million in gold coins from a 1715 shipwreck off the Florida coast. Read the rest...
05:13 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Illustrator is drawing every item in his late grandfather's tool shed
Artist Lee John Phillipshas begun to lovingly draw the over 100,000 items housed inhis late grandfather's toolshed. He plans to catalogevery single tool, part, gadget, and bit of hardwareover the cour...
03:37 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Virgin Galactic crash blamed on single human error
Federal safety officials say the builder of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is at fault for not anticipating the copilot error that caused the spaceship's disintegration during a test flight nine month...
03:17 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Lock it Down: A song for Creative Commons, by Jonathan Song a DayMann
From the world's most prolific internet songwriter. Read the rest...
03:04 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Cooking rice in a coffee pot flushes out arsenic
Rice contains more of the carcinogen arsenic than other grains, but researchers at Queens University Belfast, UK found that cooking rice in a simple coffee pot removed about half the arsenic. Read the...
02:20 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Dan Pauly's charming Storybook style shacks
I love Storybook architecture, so Dan Pauley's whimsical shacks appeal to me. Read the rest...
02:09 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing How will Sarah Palin fund her lavish lifestyle as her PAC cash dwindles?
So called "leadership PACs" run by past and current elected officials are little more than slop troughs for politicians to poke their snouts into. Read the rest...
01:18 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Hand-crank lantern, flashlight, USB charger ($15)
This combination flashlight/lantern/USB charger will reward you with 15 minutes of light for for each minute you pleasure it by turning its crank. Amazon has it on sale for $15....
12:47 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Build curvy, complicated, organic structures with ZOOB
Most of the really great construction sets are rectangular in shape, or they obey rigid angles. Lego, Kapla Blocks, Kinnex, or Zomeworks are fabulous kits that foster open-ended creativity. Read the ...
12:01 pm PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Hunter S. Thompson talks with Studs Terkel about the Hells Angels (1967)
I keep my mouth shut now. Ive turned into a professional coward. - Hunter S. Thompson in 1967. This is from PBS's excellent "Blank on Blank" series of animated interviews. Read the rest...
11:50 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing 100 Years of Beauty - Episode 10: Germany
Episode 10 of the "100 Years of Beauty" series looks at German hairstyles and make up from the 1910s to the 2010s.See also:...
11:49 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing US dentist blamed for killing beloved lion in Zimbabwe
Palmer is said to have paid $50,000 for the privilege of killing the big cat with a bow and arrow. Read the rest...
11:35 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Clinton's amusing parody of GOP climate change deniers
Starring the lot of GOP 2016 contenders, Hillary adds a bit of entertainment to her campaign with this parody of climate change deniers in the form of a classic monster movie....
11:35 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing TV reporter confronts his alleged identity thief
Steve Noviello, a reporter for Dallas-Fort Worths Fox 4 News, learned that someone had checked into his hotel using his credit card number. Read the rest...
11:23 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking call for ban on autonomous weapons
Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts have signed a letter calling for a worldwide ban on autonomous weapons. Read the rest...
11:13 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing U.S. home ownership rates drop to lowest level in 48 years
U.S. homeownership rate is 63.4%, the lowest since 1967. Bloomberg blames it on a combination of "stringent mortgage standards and wage growth that hasnt kept up with surging home prices." As a result...
11:08 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Jedi Chipmunks
Jedi and Sith chipmunks take the force to a whole new level. [h/t David Mizejewski]...
11:00 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Magician, author, and Weekend of Wonder guest Andrew Mayne doing a Twitter Q&A today
Andrew Mayne, star of A&E's Don't Trust Andrew Mayne and a guest at our upcoming Weekend of Wonder, is doing a Twitter Q&A today starting at 3PM EST. Read the rest...
10:50 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Fugitive caught after being spotted in horror film photos
I imagine most fugitives would want to keep a low profile, but not so for Jason Stange, of Olympia, WA, who was found guilty of armed bank robbery in 2006. Read the rest...
10:50 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Play it now: Claw Champion Earth
Battle other kids for dominance over the weirdest and most annoying game in the whole arcade. Read the rest...
10:21 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Onion launches a spot-on parody of VICE TV
Uncaged, Unaccountable, Fucked Up. Better jot down that phone number for their Atrocity Tip Line. Read the rest...
10:11 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Magician, author, and Weekend of Wonder guest Andrew Mayne doing a Twitter Q&A today
Andrew Mayne, star of A&E's Don't Trust Andrew Mayne and a guest at our upcoming Weekend of Wonder, is doing a Twitter Q&A today starting at 3PM EST. Read the rest...
10:04 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Come see me tonight in Seattle!
I'm reading from the novel I just finished (Utopia) and then being interviewed by Geekwire's Frank Catalano. Read the rest...
09:55 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Help kickstart L.A.'s Big Art Church
L.A.'s Big Art Church, a studio, gallery, school and performance venue, is just getting going! Naturally, it needs our help! Read the rest...
09:54 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Cooking rice in a coffee pot flushes out arsenic
Rice contains more of the carcinogen arsenic than other grains, but researchers at Queens University Belfast, UK found that cooking rice in a simple coffee percolator removed about half the arsenic. R...
09:39 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Photos of 1970s cheap motels
In the 1973, subversive street artist Mike Mandel would take snapshots of the cheap motels where he stayed while traveling the country. Read the rest...
09:36 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Japanese artist goes on trial over "vagina selfies"
In December, we wrote about the unbelievably stupid arrest of Rokudenashiko (nee Megumi Igarashi), a Japanese manga artist who makes art with castings of her genitals. Read the rest...
09:36 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Time's Mirror: A CHRONOS Files Novella by Rysa Walker
I fell in love with Rysa Walker's time travel stories, the CHRONOS Files. Time's Mirror is a new novella exposing one of her most controversial characters! Read the rest...
09:21 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Surprise, TechCrunch panders to awful start-up founders!
In this terrible post, TechCrunch panders to the worst kind of start-up exec, the lying and failing kind. Nothing in their piece is good advice, and no one should look to these bozos for business tips...
09:08 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Man born with "virtually no brain" has advanced math degree
The subject of this paper grew up with a normal cognitive and social life, and didn't discover his hydrocephalus -- which had all but obliterated his brain -- until he went to the doctor for an unrela...
07:38 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Brink's computerized safe was hacked in 1 minute
Next month, security researchers will demonstrate how to crack a modern Brink's safe in seconds. Read the rest...
07:34 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Boeing 777 landing in 60 MPH winds
This KLM pilot nails it at Schipol airport in Amsterdamand any passengers who refused to stash their stuff were likely nailed by their iPads during rapid corrections in 60MPH cross-winds. Read the res...
07:18 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing What's the best oil to cook with?
The BBC investigates. tldr: olive oil. But also: saturated fats perhaps are fine....
07:04 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing The MOVE Organization vs. The Philadelphia Police pt 1
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics! (more…)...
07:02 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing MetalCaptcha: captcha with heavy metal band logos
It's set up as a service you can use right now on your website: "We are continously improving and testing it but we know the devil never sleeps, especially in the metal scene!"...
06:39 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Reddit's Head of Community quits
Jessica Moreno was the fourth senior female employee to exit in less than a month, reports Noah Kulwin for Recode. Read the rest...
06:29 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Stop the Music
A chilling piece of science fiction projects the future of our most frightening tech-law trends: what will the mission-creep for memory erasure look like? Read the rest...
06:18 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Swipe right to discover a new indie game
With over 16,000 indie games available on Itch.io, it can be hard to figure out what to play. But thanks to the Randomizer, finding a new game is as easy as swiping right. Read the rest...
05:52 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing China lifts game console ban
Plans to ban puns may still be afoot, but China has at last lifted its prohibition on owning game consoles. Though widely unenforced, the official imprimatur of approval is expected to give the domest...
05:29 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Evidence found that Happy Birthday song older than copyright owner claims
A "smoking gun" found in a 1927 songbook may prove once and for all that the song "Happy Birthday" is out of copyright. Read the rest...
05:21 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing eBay gives up on same-day delivery service
eBay Now is dead, reports Trevor Mogg. The get-it-today delivery option was launched in 2012 in New York, San Francisco, Dallas and Chicago, but was not popular with buyers....
04:50 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Stop the Music
A chilling piece of science fiction projects the future of our most frightening tech-law trends: what will the mission-creep for memory erasure look like? Read the rest...
04:42 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: Composing Beyond the Grave
Did the spirits of dead composers contact British medium Rosemary Brown to dictate new music? Read the rest...
04:40 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Fantastic Four as a direct-to-VHS trailer
The fine folks at Vulture took clips from the doomed Roger Corman Fantastic Four and made a retro-style trailer. ICYMI, here's what they're parodying: Read the rest...
04:40 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing Audubon Society's 2015 bird photography winners
The Audubon Society received 9,000 entires for their annual photography contest and chose nine winners, including Mary Angela Luzader's Fine Art Honorable Mention for her shot of fighting Purple Galli...
04:40 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Slide for 1/3 of a mile on world's longest waterslide
New Jersey's Action Park is legendary for crazy rides, and now it has a water slide that's about one-third of a mile long. Above: a ride by park employee Jasosn Mulder, including a mid-air corkscrew f...
04:40 am PDT - Tue, July 28, 2015
BoingBoing States with the worst rape kit backlogs
The U.S. government estimates that hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits languish in police and crime lab storage facilities. The EndTheBacklog project illustrates that there's "more we do NOT k...
10:07 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Watch Bugs Bunny's first official cartoon from 75 years ago
Bugs Bunny turns 75 this year. His first "official" cartoon, seen here, is titled "A Wild Hare." Watch as Bugs is pursued by Elmer Fudd for the very first time. Read the rest...
09:38 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Massive steel labyrinth
Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh built this phenomenal steel labyrinth in Genk, Belgium at the C-mine arts center located on the site of a former coal mine. Read the rest...
08:51 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Being followed? Here's how to shake your tail
At Hopes&Fears, Kristen Felicetti has tips from private dicks on how to lose someone who is following you, in a car, on foot, and on public transportation. Read the rest...
08:50 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing The Pogues have a new brand of whiskey
Celtic punk bank The Pogues have launched a signature brand of Irish whiskey. Read the rest...
08:23 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Watch bicyclist lift and move car blocking bike path
"O homem mais forte do mundo." (more…)...
08:15 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Watch scenes from LSD: The Opera!
Five scenes from "LSD: The Opera" performed at Los Angeles's REDCAT last month. It ain't over 'til Tim Leary sings? Read the rest...
06:26 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Trump lawyer: he didn't rape Ivana because you "cannot rape your spouse"
Ivana Trump accused her husband of sexually violating her, and his lawyer has issued a series of insane threats to Daily Beast reporters, which they have published. Read the rest...
05:11 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Satanic Temple required protesters to pledge their souls to Satan as condition of entry
The Satanic Temple -- a pair of fun-loving, non-Satan-believing religious freedom activists -- unveiled the statue of Baphomet they plan to put on the Arkansas State Capitol's lawn to complement its e...
04:54 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing New original Dr. Seuss book out today!
The first original Dr. Seuss book to be published in 25 years, "What Pet Should I Get?," is finally out today! Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, wrote the book sometime between 1958 and 1962 and his wife...
04:39 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Breaking Bad themed coffeeshop opens in Istanbul
Just don't ask your barista where they store the cash. Read the rest...
04:09 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Corgi puppy still not entirely sure about going down these stairs
Here is my puppy Peanut Butter trying to go down the stairs at 9 weeks old. (more…)...
04:00 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Just a pug lying in a little swimming pool, snoring, with sunglasses on
No big deal. (more…)...
03:37 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Being followed? Here's how to shake your tail
At Hopes&Fears, Kristen Felicetti has tips from private dicks on how to lose someone who is following you, in a car, on foot, and on public transportation. Read the rest...
03:34 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Go to Kmart to use the Internet to shop at Kmart
"Kmart Solutions" in-store video from 1998. (more…)...
03:26 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Watching a sphere of water bubble in space in 4K resolution: Yup, pretty cool
The reaction of putting an effervescent antacid tablet into water was filmed with the Red Epic Dragon Camera, on board the ISS. Read the rest...
03:22 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing "Armed man" was actually armed with musical instruments
In Tongham, England, police responded to a call about a man walking around with a shotgun. Turned out, he was carrying two didgeridoos. Read the rest...
02:48 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Go to Kmart to use the Internet to shop at Kmart
"Kmart Solutions" in-store video from 1998. (more…)...
01:33 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Interview with Alexander Rose, contestant on the ABC series Battlebots
Alexander Zander Rose is the executive director of The Long Now Foundation, which was founded in 1996 to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution that fosters very-long-term planning. ...
12:52 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Every tool box needs a pair of screw removal pliers
A screw with a stripped head can be difficult to remove. There are a number of ways to remove screws with stripped heads. Read the rest...
12:21 pm PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this semi truck jump 160 feet, setting new record
In this video a semi jumps through the air, over half the length of a football field. Nobody dies. Read the rest...
11:59 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Pixels movie is sexist pile of crap
You don't need the Bechdel test to call this movie a boy's club dud. Read the rest...
11:48 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Lawsuit claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes from Twitter
In a lawsuit against Conan O'Brien, San Diego resident Robert Kaseberg says his lulzy tweets about Tom Brady, Caitlyn Jenner, airlines, and the Washington Monument all made it into the late night host...
11:32 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Florida Man crowned winner of 2015 Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest
A retired air traffic controller won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt. Read the rest...
11:10 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer
Reluctant cartoonist Sydney Padua tips us off early in The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer that her graphic novel/history book is probably n...
11:02 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Trump to the Future: Back to the Future Donald Trump parody video
Contrary to popular belief, the 2015 Donald Trump presidential campaign actually extends all the way back to 1985. (more…)...
10:45 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing 35 women assaulted by Bill Cosby tell their stories in New York magazine
The new issue of New York magazine has a very powerful cover that is matched only by the photo essay inside. Read the rest...
10:21 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Man decides not to crush caterpillar after noticing it had a human face
"My first thought was to crush it with my cane, then I thought, no, it looks so strange, I'm going to take a picture of it," said Robert Palmer. The Toutle, Washington man was referring to a human-fac...
10:20 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Human and fish insult each other's species
"The Fish, the Man, and the Spirit" is by Leigh Hunt. It was published in 1836. Read the rest...
09:26 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Cool way to index your notebooks
Gareth Branwyn came across this neat way to quickly find information in your notebooks.Based on his index of recipe types, [Adam, who runs the blog, High Five] puts the appropriate marking on the outs...
09:13 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Trailer for Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcys Super Secret Scrapbook!!!
We are giddy with excitement that Martin Olson and Olivia Olson are coming to our Weekend of Wonder in Southern California (September 18-20). Olivia is the voice of Marceline the Vampie Queen in Adven...
09:13 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Terrorize the seas as the white whale of Moby Dick, but with lasers
Did you enjoy Ecco the Dolphin, but wish it had allowed you to commit mass murder? Then Pequod might be for you. Read the rest...
09:05 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Offworld Monday Reflection: Desert wars, desert horror, and Encarta on acid
I've had an exceptionally good time of games the past week or so. It's been like crawling around inside other people's imaginations. Come along and hear about our best stuff lately! Read the rest...
08:47 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Portland police officer accused of 7-hour sexual assault gets paid vacation
Portland police officer Jeromie Palaoro is sitting on his couch collecting a paycheck pending the results of an investigation of his alleged sexual assault on a woman who had called the police to repo...
08:41 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Twitter joke thieves are getting DMCA takedowns
Among professional comedians, joke theft is no joke. Now Twitter is allowing members to use DMCA notices to take down tweets posted by accounts that copy and paste them without attribution. Plagiarism...
08:39 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing NSFW survey shows what women want in porn
PornHub and RedTube's new survey shows that Southern ladies tend to love porn more than other American women, and women are more likely to enjoy porn with lesbians and gay men, regardless of the women...
08:39 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing 850 photos: Making of Yogi Bear and The Flintstones in 1960
LIFE photographer Allan Grant took 850 photos documenting Hanna-Barbera studios in 1960. Read the rest...
08:39 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Artist redraws a photo portrait from scratch in this timelapse
DeviantArt member viktoriyarova made a time-lapse video as she recreated a photo from scratch in Photoshop. Read the rest...
08:31 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Hotel in Belfast charges $41 for bottle of melted iceberg water
The Merchant Hotel in Belfast employs two water butlers to help patrons select the right kind of H20 to match their meal. Read the rest...
08:25 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing The serene robot art of KMNDZ can't be undone
There's no going back for the rust belt, but there is wonderand inspirationin metaphor Read the rest...
06:06 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Gorgeous animated pixel-art depicting everyday Japan
Here's just two of the many beautiful, serene GIF animations depicting life in Japan, by @1041uuu. [via Hacker News & designmadeinjapan] Read the rest...
06:05 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing When it comes to censorship, WordPress has your back
Automattic, WordPress's parent company, has a new transparency report that shows that they've bounced 43% of their 2015 copyright censorship demands for being frivolous or invalid. Read the rest...
05:51 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Why Impact is the "meme font"
Vox explains how the stout 1965 typeface became the text of choice for internet silliness: because is was included with Windows, and by the time anyone had a choice, "the meme font had itself become a...
05:48 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing What happened to Neopets?
Olivia Coy reports on the stunning downfall of Neopets, a hugely-successful virtual pet community/game/toy line that was monetized so grossly and relentlessly it evaporated in a matter of hours after ...
05:28 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Mobile game of the week: Prune
Prune is a simple but elegant "digital bonsai" game. It's about trees stretching their limbs slowly toward the light, and how sometimes you must trim parts for the betterment of the whole. Read the r...
05:25 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Human corpse in street turns out to be brisket
Tina Lin, compiling local police reports for The Andover Townsman of Massachussets, reports that "A caller from North Main Street reported at 12:38 p.m. Read the rest...
05:16 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Pink pigeon enchants and mystifies Britons
One Wes Charnock observed the mystery pigeon, depicted above in London newspaper Metro. Expert consensus is that it has been dyed, or is a tourist from Mauritius....
05:02 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Run Boy Run: fabulous music video packed with scenes and sprites ripped from 8- and 16-bit classic games.
This cover of WoodKid's song is by Victorians, and with a video by Odislaw, is the perfect antidote to "Pixels." Can you list all the games that the hero from Karateka leaps through? Read the rest...
04:49 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing How "real" are images of Pluto?
Images of celestial bodies are not typically photographed in the same way as, say, your cat. Wired's Jenna Garrett explains the complexityand authenticityof the technology that captures Pluto for our ...
04:38 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Offworld Monday Reflection: Desert wars, desert horror, and Encarta on acid
I've had an exceptionally good time of games the past week or so. It's been like crawling around inside other people's imaginations. Come along and hear about our best stuff lately! Read the rest...
04:23 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing Escaping the Maze, the "world's most challenging puzzle"
In 1985, Christopher Manson wrote and illustrated a book called Maze. It really is a beautiful and unique piece of work. Read the rest...
03:42 am PDT - Mon, July 27, 2015
BoingBoing How card games became cool again
Wildly-popular card game Android: Netrunner has an exceptionally diverse and inviting lore and universe, but its community of players still has to push back against the social stereotypes of the tradi...
10:44 pm PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Dig this fun 1960 hipster dance party!
"Bohemian dancing it's called, and these kids start dressing up where the 'teds' and 'weirdies' left off." (more…)...
10:26 pm PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Police officer has strong words for robber of local restaurant
"The Sheriff likes Stelly's restaurant. And so do I. The food here is good. And the folks are friendly. We're going to identify you, arrest you, and put you in a small cell. After that, I'm going to h...
10:17 pm PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Artist paints amazing 3D illusions on his hands
Italian makeup artist Luca Luce paints incredible 3D illusions on his hands. Read the rest...
10:04 pm PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for new Steve Jobs documentary
"His stuff was beloved, but it wasn't that he was beloved." (more…)...
09:47 pm PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Bicycle Nautic White Playing Cards
This modern reinterpretation of Bicycle's classic #55 Nautic deck is quite lovely. Read the rest...
09:42 pm PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Stock art junkies
Ethel, 31, is briefly distracted and confused by the presence of an observer. Drugs are not only debilitating, but so delicious that addicts will chew through syringes when injection becomes too time-...
09:31 pm PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Animation about Black Sabbath guitarist losing his fingers
"Fingers Bloody Fingers," with Sabbath's Anthony Frank Tony Iommi, from The Complete History of Heavy Metal. (more…)...
02:25 pm PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Pranks that will lose friends
Not funnyNot funnyPretty funny. (Make your own milk splat here)[via]...
12:09 pm PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing NetSpot Pro Wi-Fi Optimizer
Get the Most Out of Your Internet Connection with This Powerful Wi-Fi Analysis Tool ($19.99)NetSpot lets you visualize, optimize, and troubleshoot your wireless networks with any MacBook so you can s...
11:54 am PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Save 96% On A Lifetime Of Web Development Training
Learn from Field Experts with 1800+ Video Tutorials & Monthly Web Design Books ($79)Please Note: Promotion available to new OSTraining customers only. Read the rest...
11:49 am PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Meet The Worlds Smallest Precision-Controlled Drone
Meet the SKEYE Nano Drone ($34.99), the shockingly agile and tiny flying machine, perfect for airborne stunts (like figure 8s, banking turns, flips, etc) both indoors and out. Read the rest...
11:37 am PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Samsung 50-Inch 4K TV & Media Device Giveaway
Score an Ultra-HD TV Plus Your Choice of a Roku 3, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV! Feelin’ lucky? The ultimate entertainment room makeover is a sign-up away for one contestant, and the epic prize fe...
11:33 am PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Pay What You Want: Game Developer Bundle
Go from Gamer to Game Coder with Stone River eLearning's Complete Training! Read the rest...
11:27 am PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Blinkist Premium: 1 Year Subscription
Finding time to read isn't easy. Enter the blink: a convenient summary of a nonfiction book's key ideas. Blinkist Premium ($29.99) offers subscribers a library of nonfiction books each distilled into ...
11:22 am PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Trailer for Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcys Super Secret Scrapbook!!!
We are giddy with excitement that Martin Olson and Olivia Olson are coming to our Weekend of Wonder in Southern California (September 18-20). Read the rest...
09:39 am PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing The Post-It Note company's obscure boardgames
High adventure in the world of high finance! Wait! Don't fall asleep just yet Read the rest...
09:39 am PDT - Sun, July 26, 2015
BoingBoing Dunkin' CEO makes $10 million a year but $15 minimum wage is "absolutely outrageous"
Dunkin' Donuts CEO Nigel Travis says it's just not fair that he makes $4800 an hour while his store employees make $15 an hour. To correct the situation, he thinks they should earn $12 an hour. Read t...
03:13 pm PDT - Sat, July 25, 2015
BoingBoing How Amazon became a larger company than Walmart
The plain truth, courtesy of anchor John Potter of KTVN in Reno....
01:58 pm PDT - Sat, July 25, 2015
BoingBoing Dark Side of the Pluto
"There is no dark side of the Pluto really. Matter of fact it's all dark." Read the rest...
01:45 pm PDT - Sat, July 25, 2015
BoingBoing Bjrk talking about her TV (1988)
Today I remembered this video of Bjrk describing her television set. I love everything about this video - what she says, her hair and clothes, and how she talks. I think it's from 1988....
01:24 pm PDT - Sat, July 25, 2015
BoingBoing Caturday: What life with cats is like, jumping on your food edition
One nice thing about the Canary security is you catch little gems like this, says Jeremy Husted. (more…)...
01:09 pm PDT - Sat, July 25, 2015
BoingBoing Old Masters Buzzfeed
A tumblog of greatness. Read the rest...
09:52 am PDT - Sat, July 25, 2015
BoingBoing Unstick stuck doors, windows, and drawers
When we moved into our house in 1999, it came filled with stuff. There was an old lady who was retiring so she didnt need to take the weed-whacker and snow-blower to the retirement home, so she just l...
07:35 am PDT - Sat, July 25, 2015
BoingBoing Self portraits of pin-up photographer Bunny Yeager
Bunny Yeager was the nude photographer who discovered Bettie Page in 1954. She also took a lot of photos of herself, and Yeager's self-portraits and other work is now on display at Hollywoods Gavlak G...
06:10 am PDT - Sat, July 25, 2015
BoingBoing 1950s fashion from the cover of Life Magazine, 1914
In 1914, nudity was easy to imagine, but not gentlemen in public without hats. Read the rest...
05:27 am PDT - Sat, July 25, 2015
BoingBoing Kickstarting an omnibus of seminal punk zine BLT
It's been 25 years since the zine BLT started, the early intersection of punk and and desktop publishing. Read the rest...
09:00 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing "Weird" albums that Rolling Stone dug in the 1970s
Rolling Stone's Gavin Edwards posted a list of ten experimental, outr, outside, or otherwise curious albums that the magazine's critics raved about in the 1970s. I know and love most of them, especial...
08:32 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing The MOVE Organization vs. The Philadelphia Police pt 1
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics! (more…)...
06:05 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Watch the Jackson 5's cereal commercials
Long before the infamous Pepsi commercial, Michael Jackson and his brothers pitched breakfast cereal! (more…)...
05:16 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing 20,000 "Curvy Lady" torso shaped screwdrivers for sale
From what I've heard, these "Curvy Lady" torso shaped screwdrivers were someone's bad idea, and now the person who ended up with them wants to unload all 20,000. Read the rest...
04:08 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Two Florida bros rescue a stranded hammerhead shark
Warning: Not recommended. If you see stranded marine life, call your local fish and wildlife authority, or ask a marine biologist. Read the rest...
03:14 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Mural on riverside building only looks right as reflection in river
Brooklyn-based artist Ray Bartkus painted an upside down mural on a building on the eup River in Marijampole, Lithuania. The painting makes sense when seen reflected in the river's water. Read the res...
02:44 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Excellent Japanese pencil case
My older daughter and I both like to sketch. We sometimes go the the Art Directors Guild's figure drawing sessions here in Los Angeles on Tuesday nights (only $10!) or we sit on the floor of her room ...
02:42 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Public Enemy's Chuck D on the best logo in hip hop
Chuck D talks to Juxtapoz Magazine editor Evan Pricco: Read the rest...
02:06 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Giraffe licks camera
I like giraffes....
02:03 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing "Weird" albums that Rolling Stone dug in the 1970s
Rolling Stone's Gavin Edwards posted a list of ten experimental, outr, outside, or otherwise curious albums that the magazine's critics raved about in the 1970s. I know and love most of them, especial...
01:25 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Two Florida bros rescue a stranded hammerhead shark
Warning: Not recommended. If you see stranded marine life, call your local fish and wildlife authority, or ask a marine biologist. Read the rest...
01:19 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Chrysler has to recall its cars due to security vulnerabilities
Chrysler, whose Jeep Cherokees were demonstrated to be vulnerable to Internet-based attacks on their steering and brakes (as well as radios, air conditioning and other systems) has recalled 1.4M cars ...
12:59 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Homemade bumper harness saves blind dog from bumping into everything
Our dog Buddy has become blind because of cataracts. My fianc has made him this bumper harness so that he can confidently walk around the house without hurting himself! (more…)...
12:48 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Naomi Wolf wants young women to stop speaking with "vocal fry"
"Vocal fry" is term used to describe the creaky sound some people make at the end of an utterance (especially by people from Southern California, and extra-especially by young women from Southern Cali...
12:44 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Makey Makey turn the world into a computer interface
Its easier to understand what Makey Makey is by watching this video of it in action than by describing it, but Ill give it a shot. Read the rest...
12:43 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Video: Leopard injures 3 in chaos at India school
At least three people were injured today when a leopard entered a school in the southern Indian city of Chikmagalur, Karnataka. Read the rest...
12:26 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this motorbike engine disintegrate a millimeter at a time
Says Sploid, This is so much cooler than seeing something poof and disappear away because we get to watch it slowly disintegrate into nothing. Read the rest...
12:03 pm PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Pranks that will lose friends
Not funnyNot funnyPretty funny. (Make your own milk splat here)[via]...
11:20 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing NASA unveils gorgeous new false-color image of Pluto
It may be 'shopped, and we can tell by the pixels, but it's just the most beautiful image of Pluto mankind has ever seen. Read the rest...
11:19 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Dark Side of the Pluto revealed in new NASA image from New Horizons mission
Pluto haze! In my brain. Lately, things, they don't seem the same. Read the rest...
11:10 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing How to name an exoplanet, by XKCD
Randall Munroe has a hot take on the recent space news around Kepler 452-B and Pluto. (more…)...
10:54 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Buttered coffee company gets $9 million to build coffee shops
Dave Asprey, the far-out biohacker and self-experimenter who skeptics love to hate, just got $9 million to build coffee shops that sell "Bulletproof Coffee," which is mold-free coffee blended with uns...
10:44 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing 'Death comes soon' to U.S., wrote Facebook user believed to be Louisiana gunman
The white male shooter who attacked movie theater patrons in Louisiana appears to have been a Christian Tea Party member who supported Westboro Baptist Church. Read the rest...
10:44 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Jamaica's new copyright means Jamaicans pay for reggae the rest of the world gets free
Jamaica now has the third-longest copyright term in the world, and the term extension has been imposed retrospectively, all the way back to works created in 1962, the year ska burst on the public scen...
10:39 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Saudi king brings 1,000-person entourage on French holiday
King Salman of Saudi Arabia is taking a three-week vacation on the French Riviera, and he's bringing along an entourage of 1,000 people. Read the rest...
10:33 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Georgia sues Carl Malamud, calls publishing state laws "terrorism"
The State of Georgia claims that its statutes are a copyrighted work, and that rogue archivist Carl Malamud and public.resource.org committed an act of piracy by making the laws of Georgia free for al...
10:17 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Explosion at NIST offices was a meth lab
An explosion last weekend at a National Institute of Standards and Technology lab in Gaithersburg, MD threw a blast-shield 25 feet. Investigators found "pseudoephedrine, drain cleaner, and a recipe fo...
10:15 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Oregon TV anchor: "Pot got me fired"
Cyd Maurer, a former news anchor in Oregon, was fired from her job because she tested positive for marijuana. She was required to take a urine test after getting into a fender bender while driving a c...
10:05 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing If phones were designed to please their owners, rather than corporations
Your smartphone was designed to deliver as much value as possible to its manufacturer, carrier and OS vendor, leaving behind the smallest amount of value possible while still making it a product that ...
09:48 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing London terror cops forced to admit they're still investigating journos who reported Snowden leaks
London Metropolitan Police anti-terror squad had refused to make any comment on whether they were investigating the reporters who broke the Snowden story for two years, but now a court has ordered the...
09:42 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Darth Vibrader: a Vader mannequin made from sex toys
Adult film star Kayla-Jane Danger, SFX guy Todd Devlin and porn producer Seth Beard skinned a mannequin with sex toys, hooker boots and other stuff from a sex shop to create the 7' tall Darth Vibrader...
09:29 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Weird clown startles couple at cemetery in the night
Driving past a Chicago cemetery at night, Julia Graham and her husband were "freaked out" when they noticed a clown who climbed the 7-foot gate and "waved slowly" at them as they took photos."I mean, ...
09:18 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Watch the Jackson 5's cereal commercials
Long before the infamous Pepsi commercial, Michael Jackson and his brothers pitched breakfast cereal! (more…)...
09:16 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing These cute virtual cartridges prove 'retro' is more than an aesthetic
There's a feeling about old arcade games: The weirdness, the mystery, the sense of intimate congress with a machine. You can't imitate that through 'pixel art' alone, and this fun suite of virtual car...
09:10 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Butt dialers have no right to privacy, rules court
Let the butt-dialer beware. If you unwittingly call someone on your phone, that person has the legal right to listen to your conversation with other people. Read the rest...
08:53 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing What emotions are most sought in stock photos?
Shutterstock, a stock photo services that sells images for ads, marketing materials, and the like, analyzed 500 million downloads to see what emotions their customers want to convey. Image above, "Cat...
08:24 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing How .uk came to be (and why it's not .gb)
Matt Locke writes, "It's the 30th anniversary of the .uk domain this week, so here's an oral history of the internet pioneers who made it happen, and how they fought with the US internet gurus to make...
08:23 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing WWE fires Hulk Hogan after racist sex tape tirade exposed in court
Gawker drops the other shoe and rams it rather hard up his nasty, racist, evidently stupid ass. Read the rest...
07:26 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Even Donald Trump thinks Sandra Bland's arrest was unacceptable
Reason and incredulity crossed the face of Donald J. Trump, magnate and Republican presidential candidate; a terrifying orgasm of facial muscles and disused emotions."I'm a big fan of the police. They...
07:14 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing A game about imagined conversations with your ex
You're a totally different person now than you were then, and now there's probably some things you kind of want to explain to them, lingering memories you still feel bad about, things like that. Read...
07:08 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing What's the most beautiful movie ever made?
Where do you start? Kubrick? Malick? Bay? [via Jason Kottke]...
06:25 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Magicians prank news reporter (UPDATE: Staged)
Young & Strange, the magic double act of comedy magicians Richard Young and Sam Strange, hijacked a live Sky News broadcast with Ashish Joshi in Westminster....
06:11 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing That time the Internet sent a SWAT team to my mom's house
When I set out to research the out-of-control harassment problem in gamer culture, I never dreamed my mother would be caught up in the middle of it all. Read the rest...
05:59 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Throwing your girlfriend overboard? You're doing it wrong
Also wrong: vertical video. ...
05:55 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Father and daughter do awesome Beatles "Revolution" cover
Parent-child bonding, done so right. ...
05:55 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Baby twins perform Irish dance
Who can resist babies that bOING! bOING!?...
05:52 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Interview with the Clicky Keyboards guy
If anyone may claim that title, it is probably Princeton University IT manager Brandon Ermita, who "finds, buys, rebuilds, and then sells IBM Model M keyboards to nostalgic, discerning geeks."...
05:45 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Dinosaur seen in ultrasound
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05:44 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Driver fails to leap retracting bridge
The driver was unharmed in the drop, reports Yahoo News, but broke his ribs and punctured a lung climbing out of the water. (more…)...
05:17 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Amazon finally "bigger" than Walmart
Amazon's value on the stock market surged past Walmart's last nighta long-expected sign of changing times that will nonetheless generate a lot of pageviews today....
04:28 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing NASA completes rocket design review for future Mars journey
NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) is about to go into full-scale fabrication after a detailed review. SLS Block 1, which just passed a design review milestone, will go to an asteroid placed in luna...
04:28 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Gorgeous geometric reimagining of a stained-glass chapel
This Rainbow Chapel at the Shanghai Museum of Glass was created for events like weddings, but a visit might make any day feel special. Read the rest...
04:28 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Astonishing time-lapse of storms roiling America's heartland
Clouds darken and gather before they unleash fury onto wind-swept plains in The Chase, a remarkable new film by Mike Olbinski. Prepare for a memorable journey. Read the rest...
04:28 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Strobe-lit cymatics experiments reveal more complex patterns
Don't watch if you're sensitive to strobes, but otherwise check out these interesting periodic patterns which appear in strobe-lit materials excited by sound waves. (more…)...
04:23 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Teenage baseball player has amazing at-bat routine
This high school baseball player in Japan sure has panache at the plate! (more…)...
04:14 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing How to deactivate a cat, Part 2
I can't stop watching this. It has deactivated me. (Previously)...
04:14 am PDT - Fri, July 24, 2015
BoingBoing Play it now: The Old Man Club
Well, this little "The Old Man and the Sea" adaptation, starring brawny arm-wrestlers with fish heads, is brilliant. Read the rest...
11:42 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Listen to Bill Cosby's "Downers and Uppers" anti-drug song (1971)
Cosby warns against the use of downers, from the Grammy-winning album "Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs," released in 1971. Read the rest...
10:35 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Michael Jackson almost played Jar Jar Binks
Makes sense. Ahmed Best, the voice of Jar Jar Binks, tells the story: Read the rest...
10:02 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Visiting a "ProLife Training Camp" for young people
For nearly two decades, Christian ministry "Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust" has held a summer camp in southern California where high schoolers and college students learn to be anti-choice activis...
09:29 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Teenage baseball player has amazing at-bat routine
This high school baseball player in Japan sure has panache at the plate! (more…)...
09:06 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Don Joyce of Negativland, RIP
Experimental musician Don Joyce, a key member of collage sound collective Negativland, has died at age 71. Joyce was a committed copyfight activist and artist who coined the phrase "culture jamming." ...
02:50 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing LeRoy Grannis The most awesome surf photographer of the 1960s and 1970s
Taschen's retrospective, LeRoy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s, is a big, beautiful book of surf photography from one of the pioneers in the field. Read the rest...
02:46 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Kickstarting a volume of feminist bicycle zombie science fiction
Elly writes, "We're running a Kickstarter to try to give the feminist-bicycle-scifi-about-zombies genre a big leg up." Read the rest...
01:54 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Patent troll is killing networked sex toy industry
Thanks to a patent troll, dildos won't be allowed to have sex with fleshlights! Annalee Newitz at Gizmodo delivers the bad news: Read the rest...
01:53 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Throwback Thursday: My friends and I used to own a comedy club
There were shows 6 nights a week. The theater was my home. Read the rest...
01:46 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Deformed mutant daisies photographed near Fukushima nuclear disaster site in Japan
Just when you'd forgotten about all that leaked radiation. Read the rest...
01:35 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Ray-Ban Wayfarer knock-off reading glasses
A couple of weeks ago I bought a 4-pack of normcore reading glasses, which are fine, but I just found out about these Ray-Ban Wayfarer knock-off reading glasses. I've been wearing Ray-Ban Wayfarer kno...
01:30 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Japanese show: bear attacks person in a plastic cube
UPDATE: NOT A LEMURNOT A PANTHERNOT A GAME SHOWBUT IT MIGHT BE A BEARAccording to Boing Boing reader Malcom Bell: "ItteQ is a travel show and this is a one-off. Read the rest...
01:23 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing China gives outlaw artist Ai Weiwei his passport back. Finally. For now.
Chinese art-provocateur whose work so very consistently pisses off the Chinese government, says he was given back his passport this week after being barred from traveling abroad since he was detained ...
01:03 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Universal's agents send Google a censorship demand for "127.0.0.1"
127.0.0.1 is the "loopback" address for your Internet stack, the address you tell your computer to visit when you want it to talk to itself. Read the rest...
12:58 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Jet passengers cooperate to tie-up drunken, disruptive jackass
When a drunk man on Siberia Airlines Flight 546 from Hong Kong to Vladivostok began loudly insulting other passengers, a group of men knocked him to the ground and tied him up with seat belts and tape...
12:58 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Jet passengers cooperate to tie-up drunken, disruptive jackass
When a drunk man on Siberia Airlines Flight 546 from Hong Kong to Vladivostok began loudly insulting other passengers, a group of men knocked him to the ground and tied him up with seat belts and tape...
12:20 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Why magenta doesn't appear in the rainbow
Steve Mould's colored flashlights (sometimes called "coloured torches" in distant lands) are useful props in this excellent 5-minute lecture on color mixing. I learned that magenta is not a color. Rat...
12:01 pm PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing How your feet help you sleep
The bottoms of your feet contain blood vessels right below the skin surface. When exposed to cool air, this will lower your body temperature, making you sleepy. So stick a foot (or both) out of the co...
11:19 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing How to finish a conversation at a party
Chris Colin, co-author of What to Talk About: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss's Boss has simple suggestion for extricating yourself from a small-talk conversation yo...
11:04 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Hackers begin to release Ashely Madison users' personal data
Hackers seeking to bring down undercover dating website Ashely Madison have released personal data for two of its anonymous, affair-seeking users. Read the rest...
10:51 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing TSA supervisor calls police on teen for videoing his father's pat-down
A 16-year-old boy was prohibited from video-recording his own pat-down at New Orleans airport -- something explicitly allowed by the TSA -- and when he recorded his father's pat-down, the TSA supervis...
10:41 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Watermelon carving taken to the next level
Pumpkins blush with shame when they watch this video. [h/t Richard]...
10:29 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing First near-Earth-size planet in habitable zone around sun-like star confirmed by NASA
Space truth, more awesome than fiction. Read the rest...
10:23 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Jet passengers cooperate to tie-up drunken, disruptive jackass
When a drunk man on Siberia Airlines Flight 546 from Hong Kong to Vladivostok began loudly insulting other passengers, a group of men knocked him to the ground and tied him up with seat belts and tape...
10:23 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Cheap set of jeweler's precision screwdrivers
When I need to tighten my glasses, or put batteries in a children's toy, I can never find a tiny screwdriver. Read the rest...
10:21 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing The art of Patrick Morgan
His mind sees the world in a very special way. Read the rest...
10:09 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Fabulous fan video for William Shatner's cover of Pulp's "Common People"
In 2004 William Shatner released a sprechstimme album called Has Been, which included a cover version of Pulp's "Common People," with backing vocals by Joe Jackson. Read the rest...
09:51 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Fried Jesus: architect of State Fair deep-fried butter
Abel Gonzales Jr was raised by Tex-Mex restaurateurs, and began his career as God of the deep fryer out of necessity, when he was desperate to come up with a dish for the Texas State Fair's Big Tex Ch...
09:49 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Federal court rules that air fresheners and pro-cop stickers are a reason to pull you over
Air fresheners, rosaries, and pro-police car stickers give cops a justifiable reason to pull over a car, ruled the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals. The ruling was based on a 2011 Texas case in which...
09:30 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Quick and easy DIY juggling balls
Mike is a good juggler, and when his kids expressed an interest in learning how to juggle, he made some kid-size juggling balls out of balloons and rice. Read the rest...
09:21 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Model Nykhor Paul calls out makeup artists for not being prepared to work with her skin tone
South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul is tired of professional makeup artists being unprepared to work with darker skin tones. Read the rest...
09:09 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Map depicts per-city STD rates nationwide
Cities in the south such as Montgomery, Ala., Memphis, Tenn., and Richmond, Va., dominate the higher reaches of the list, but you just can't hold down Philly. Read the rest...
08:43 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Trump threatens independent presidential run if Republicans are mean to him
Washington HATES this. The Hill: "Pressed on whether he would run as a third-party candidate if he fails to clinch the GOP nomination, Trump said that so many people want me to, if I dont win.Ill have...
08:38 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Beautiful video of Iceland
Garar lafsson has been "around Iceland the last few months" shooting video. The results are spectacular, even by the high standards of Iceland Vimeo. Bonus points are awarded for not using Sigur Rs as...
08:28 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Now you can date pigeons on almost any platform
As I write this, one of the city pigeons that has cruelly overtaken our little bird feeder is cooing in a raw, almost threatening way. I guess you ought to check out this game. Read the rest...
08:21 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Font censors you as you type
Emil Kozole created Seen, a font that cleverly redacts certain words as you typea clever automatic ligature hack. It comes in three cuts, with varying degrees of censorship. Read the rest...
08:12 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Japanese game show: bear attacks person in a plastic cube
The show is called Sekai No Hate Made Itteq! (translated: Riddles at the Ends of the Earth!)...
08:08 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Police refuse to launch hunt for sandwich-stealing seagull
After a sandwich was callously stolen by a seagull in Somerset, England, police not only refused to investigate but told the victim he was WASTING their time. Read the rest...
07:51 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Happy 30th Birthday, Commodore Amiga!
The world's first psychedelic computer is three decades old....
07:40 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Taiwanese Animators tackle the Gawker situation
The legendary Taiwanese Animators boil down the chaos over at Gawker, which fired a lurid expose of an undeserving media executive at an internet that's grown tired of that sort of thing....
07:07 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
A sponsored sneak peek of a new graphic biography of the late Apple founder and chief executive. Read the rest...
07:06 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Apple Music "is a nightmare"
Jim Dalrymple loves Apple, but is done with their music streaming service. Read the rest...
07:00 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing I taught my dog and cat both how to fistbump!
You can teach a dog to fistbump. It appears that you cannot actually teach a cat to do so. (more…)...
06:32 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Archie vs Sharknado worth a giggle
The kids of Riverdale have to take on a Sharknado: a storm that unites Betty and Veronica like never before and leaves Moose realizing that Reggie isn't that bad of guy.The comic's special effects are...
06:30 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Bride and groom's first dance starts marriage off on the wrong foot
Wait for it. (Or just look at the GIF)...
05:24 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Nihilist Arby's is the best thing on Twitter
Follow it here....
05:20 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: This here's corn maze cuttin' season!
If'n y'all got raised in the heartland, y'all know this here's corn maze cuttin' season! The good folks down to Dull's got one-a them newfangled drones to get all the goings on. Read the rest...
05:20 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Gentleman recovers old drone using new drone
YouTuber Harrisen Howes made the mistake of letting a drunk friend crash his drone on a neighbor's roof. Solution? Use a new drone to save the old one. Read the rest...
05:19 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Get the new Wilco album 'Star Wars' for free
In case you missed it, Wilco is offering its ninth album Star Wars free on iTunes and Amazon for a limited time. Read the rest...
05:19 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Jurassic Park, High Heels Edition
All the shots of Claire running from dinosaurs in high heels in Jurassic World led to this much-deserved sendup that puts high heels on everyone in the series. Read the rest...
05:11 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing Dog hates ear medicine
Denver feels about ear medicine the way I feel about eye-drops. ...
02:19 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing When scientists hoard data, no one can tell what works
Peer review and replication are critical to the scientific method, but in medical trials, a combination of pharma company intransigence and scientists' fear of being pilloried for human error means th...
01:28 am PDT - Thu, July 23, 2015
BoingBoing The People vs Disneyland: tracing the impact of lawsuits on themepark design
The People V. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic is the latest from David Koenig, who wrote the excellent Mouse Tales books of true confessions from Disneyland staffers. Rea...
11:25 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing How to make a sushi roll that looks like a tiger
"It's a uramaki sushi roll filled with spicy salmon tartare then topped (with) a unique mango agar gel." (MakeSushi)...
11:10 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing We were wrong about how boa constrictors kill their prey
Since we were kids, we've been taught that a boa constrictor wraps itself around its prey and suffocate it. A new study suggests that's incorrect. Read the rest...
10:50 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Faces in weird places
Wonderful examples of pareidolia, the fun psychological phenomenon of seeing a familiar pattern or shape (like a face) when none exists. Read the rest...
10:40 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Woman busts husband smoking in Google Street View image
After Donald Ryding, 58, suffered a heart attack, he told his wife Julie that he had quit smoking. He was proven a fibber though when Julie saw a Google Street View image of Donald sneaking a puff on...
10:25 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Watch amazing video of lightning in slow motion!
Zeus is pissed. (more…)...
10:10 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Indie creator conference Intervention coming to Rockville MD next month
Intervention 2016, the terrific conference about indie online creativity, from comics to blogs to makers, happens again August 14-16 just outside Washington DC in Rockville, MD! Read the rest...
06:46 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Nihilist Arby's is the best thing on Twitter
Follow it here....
06:09 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Taiwanese Animators tackle the Gawker situation
The legendary Taiwanese Animators boil down the chaos over at Gawker, which fired a lurid expose of an underserving media executive at an internet that's grown tired of that sort of thing....
05:13 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Need a new reason to hate Donald Trump? His speaker fee is a quarter million bucks
Donald Trump earns roughly $250,000 per speech, and owes $265 million (maybe more) in debt. Read the rest...
05:04 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing NYC decides not to nuke Uber from orbit just yet
The winds shifted in Uber's favor after a little help from the state's governor. Read the rest...
04:56 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing I taught my dog and cat both how to fistbump!
You can teach a dog to fistbump. It appears that you cannot actually teach a cat to do so. (more…)...
04:45 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Don't drink and drive, kid
Drop the cup, ma'am. (more…)...
04:40 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Nominal Soyuz launch sends Expedition 44 crew of three to International Space Station
Today's launch was a good one. Read the rest...
03:02 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Fruit of the Loom Men's 4-pack of pocket T-shirts
My taste in clothes is simple. I usually wear blue denim Levis, Native Jefferson rubber shoes without socks, and plain T-shirts. Read the rest...
02:56 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Sandra Bland arrest video appears to have been edited [Updated: dashcams!]
Last night, the Texas Board of Public Safety released what it claimed was the complete dashcam video of the arrest of Sandra Bland. Read the rest...
01:56 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Man calls 911 to try and trick medics into fixing his air conditioner
A 26-year-old Pennsylvania man with a history of making bogus emergency calls to 911 dispatchers recently complained of chest pains so he could ask medics to help him fix his air conditioner. Read the...
01:37 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing World's most dedicated hunter of Loch Ness monster says he's not about to give up
His current best guess is that "Nessie" is just a large catfish. Read the rest...
01:25 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Sony Pictures Animation plans animated emoji movie, starring emoji characters
My emoji choice for this entertainment news would have to be poop or frown. Read the rest...
01:19 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing This subtle desert horror fiction will haunt you
As you traverse a sparse, meditative desert, you collect the fragments of a strange memoir murmuring against the air, drawing you ever closer to the stark shape of a great pyramid. Read the rest...
01:19 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Voice actor's wonderful tour of US regional accents
A classic from 2011: the entertaining Amy Walker demonstrates regional accents in the US from east-to-west, plus a few job-related accents. Read the rest...
12:53 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
A sponsored sneak peek of a new graphic biography of the late Apple founder and chief executive. Read the rest...
12:53 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing How Ayn Rand and L. Ron Hubbard came up with their big ideas
Funny 2012 video from Cracked. (Thanks, LDoBe!)...
12:37 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing New and better adrenaline autoinjectors for people with life-threatening allergies
Good news for people with life-threatening allergies who need to carry around EpiPen injectors. A new auto-injector is coming that is smaller and has a longer shelf life. It's called Abiliject. Read t...
12:21 pm PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing The Lone Gunmen returning to The X-Files
Conspiracy theorists/hackers/'zinesters The Lone Gunmen are returning to The X-Files for the six new episodes premiering on January 24, 2016. Read the rest...
11:54 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Spitting armadillos have given leprosy to 9 people in Florida
Authorities are asking people in Florida to refrain from shooting and eating armadillos, and to resist the urge to handle them or keep them for pets, because they are responsible for a leprosy outbrea...
11:37 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Drfler by Jeremy Baum is a hallucinogen in print
Two worlds, a futuristic dystopian city, and a dense, dreamy forest realm with a mysterious stone temple in it. Two reoccurring sigils, an eye inside of a 7-pointed star and a square inside of a squar...
11:34 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Oklahoma officials fight for their right to steal money and property for personal use
Authorities in Oklahoma are fighting new legislation designed to address abuses of civil asset forfeiture. And for good reason the authorities enjoy the money and property they steal from innocent pe...
11:29 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Tom Moore, famed Archie comic artist, RIP
Influential cartoonist Tom Moore, who drew Archie from 1953 to the late 1980s, has died. He was 86. Read the rest...
11:12 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Cameras embedded in rhino horns to fight poaching
Researchers developed an anti-poaching system for Rhinos that integrates a camera embedded in the rhino's horn with a GPS and heart rate monitors that switch on the camera and guide authorities to the...
10:55 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing You're inflating your tires wrong. Here's how to do it right, and save up to $500 a year.
Your tires? I want to PUMP! THEM UP! Read the rest...
10:51 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Stephen Colbert made a text adventure about getting locked in a closet
Stephen Colbert's new Late Show gig doesn't start till September, so what's he doing in the meantime? According to this game released by his official website, the answer is "stumbling into a closet." ...
10:21 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Town official criminally charged for repainting faded crosswalks
George Simolaris, a selectman in Billerica, Massachusetts, is in trouble with the law for repainting six faded crosswalks in his town. Read the rest...
10:06 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing What programming language should you learn?
Udacity created an infographic about different programming languages, showing their popularity over time, their applications, and the average salary one might expect from becoming proficient in one of...
09:59 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Screen made of colored thread
With dimensions of 80x80 pixels, the F21 Thread Screen won't be challenging 4K on the resolution front. But it looks beautiful, writes Tim Moynihan, scraping Instagram feeds, downsizing images, and re...
09:38 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Ravens get stoned by rubbing chewed-up ants on their feathers
Ravens are intelligent, better talkers than some parrots, roam in teenage gangs, and get high by rubbing chewed up ants on their feathers. Read the rest...
09:23 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Feds drop case against Barry Bonds
The Department of Justice has given up their decade long chase of baseball superstar Barry Bonds. Bonds remains the greatest baseball player I have ever seen. Read the rest...
09:11 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Just how badly did that FIFA movie bomb?
The Tim Roth-starring biopic of Sepp Blatter, president of comically corrupt soccer body FIFA, is shrouded in mystery. Partly, this is because no-one's watched it. Read the rest...
09:10 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Are remote-firing gun drones legal?
Here's a new second-amendment thing for America to fight about: drones equipped with remote-controlled firearms! Is it legal? Is it stupid? Read the rest...
08:20 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Perfect sorry-not-sorry from woman who killed her husband
Florence Pinkney, 48, facing a judge in 1955 after being convicted of manslaughter for shooting her husband: "I'm sorry. It won't happen again." (more…)...
08:09 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Ed Piskor wins Eisner Award
Congrats, Ed! Read the rest...
08:00 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Kickstarting new music from Sassafrass, who created the insanely great Icelandic saga opera
I wrote about sf writer and historian Ada Palmer's music before -- heart-stoppingly beautiful music about space and Icelandic gods -- and now's your chance to help bring more of it to life. Read the r...
07:59 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Sandra Bland arrest video appears to have been edited
Last night, the Texas Board of Public Safety released what it claimed was the complete dashcam video of the arrest of Sandra Bland. Read the rest...
07:46 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Comcast's top lobbyist insists he isn't a lobbyist
Though his time is mostly spent whispering in politicians' ears, David L. Cohen narrowly escapes the contours of the highly specialized, counterintuitive US statutory definition of a lobbyist. Read th...
07:41 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Man may regret headbutting bus
After a dispute with its driver, a gentleman in Florida disembarked a bus and headbutted it. He was rendered unconscious by the attack, but not long enough to be arrested. Read the rest...
07:29 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Are remote-firing gun drones legal?
Here's a new second-amendment thing for America to fight about: drones equipped with remote-controlled firearms! Is it legal? Is it stupid? Read the rest...
07:26 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Squirrel has a towel
Consider yourself warned, primates. [via Arbroath]...
07:19 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Orphaned seal rescued from the cows "hassling it"
Curious cows gathered around a lost seal pup led rescuers to find the orphaned, 5-day-old mammal, reports BBC Radio Lincolnshire. Read the rest...
07:08 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Zoom in on Nix and Hydra, Pluto's irregular moons
Last week, they were pixel art. Now, Pluto moons Nix and Hydra have taken shapeand what lovely shapes they are! Read the rest...
07:06 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: A Japanese hermit's serene mountain retreat
Take a few minutes to let your stress melt away with this gorgeous film about a Japanese ascetic who pursues awakening via Shugend in a secluded mountain retreat. Read the rest...
07:00 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Screen made of colored thread
With dimensions of 80x80 pixels, the F21 Thread Screen won't be challenging 4K on the resolution front. But it looks beautiful, writes Tim Moynihan, scraping Instagram feeds, downsizing images, and re...
06:38 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Just how badly did that FIFA movie bomb?
The Tim Roth-starring biopic of Sepp Blatter, president of comically corrupt soccer body FIFA, is shrouded in mystery. Partly, this is because no-one's watched it. Read the rest...
06:22 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Lifelock failed to protect user data, says FTC
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the privacy-protecting firm Lifelock has failed to adhere to the terms of a 2010 settlement to improve its ability to protect personal data. Read the rest...
06:15 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Screen made of colored thread
With dimensions of 80x80 pixels, the F21 Thread Screen won't be challenging 4K on the resolution front. But it looks beautiful, writes Tim Moynihan, scraping Instagram feeds, downsizing images, and re...
06:07 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Water balloon with guy inside pops in slow-mo
The Slow Mo Guys popped a six-foot water balloon after Dan struggled valiantly to squeeze inside. It's equal parts hilarity and suspense as the inevitable pop gets closer. Read the rest...
06:07 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Sylvia Pavone hula hoop dances to synchronized graphics
Dancer Silvia Pavone combined hula hoops and abstract projected animation to create a mesmerizing performance on The John Bishop Show. Read the rest...
06:07 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: A Japanese hermit's serene mountain retreat
Take a few minutes to let your stress melt away with this gorgeous film about a Japanese ascetic who pursues awakening via Shugend in a secluded mountain retreat. Read the rest...
06:06 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Video: How to cook an egg perfectly in just 3 seconds
You'll always have time for breakfast once you learn how to cook an egg in just three seconds, thanks to this helpful video. Read the rest...
04:55 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Donald Duck taught me how to play billiards
Before the age of YouTube, you cherished the chance to see a rerunand you had to take notes. Read the rest...
04:40 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Donald Duck taught me how to play billiards
Before the age of YouTube, you cherished the chance to see a rerunand you had to take notes. Read the rest...
04:39 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing The phenomenon of the Breakup Explanation status update
The personal is public, and don't you know it. Read the rest...
04:35 am PDT - Wed, July 22, 2015
BoingBoing Once again: Crypto backdoors are an insane, dangerous idea
The Washington Post editorial board lost its mind and called on the National Academy of Sciences to examine "the conflict" over whether crypto backdoors can be made safe: the problem is, there's no co...
10:24 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Glenn Barr does Wilma Flintstone and Judy Jetson!
In Glenn Barr's new show at Cotton Candy Machine gallery in Brooklyn, you'll see his excellent seedy noir interpretations of Wilma Flintstone (above) and Judy Jetson (below), among other gorgeous new ...
09:55 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Man wins French Scrabble championship but doesn't speak French
Nigel Richards of Christchurch, New Zealand won the French-language Scrabble world championship yet he doesn't actually speak the language. Richards, a former US and World Scrabble Champ simply studie...
09:35 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing iSperm: sperm analyzer for iPad
Taiwanese med-tech firm Admits hopes to get FDA approval to bring its iPad-based livestock sperm analyzer to the US for at-home human fertility testing. Read the rest...
08:56 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing How to explain graphic design to four-year-olds
Dean Vipond was asked to explain his job as a graphic designer to a class of four- and five-year-olds. Read the rest...
08:39 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Huge bear eats bag of dog food and naps on someone's lawn
This black bear ate a 20-pound bag of dog food out of a garage in Seminole County, Florida and fell into a food coma right on the homeowner's lawn. Read the rest...
06:45 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Chicagoans: EFF fundraiser at Cards Against Humanity's club!
EFF's executive director, the wonderful Cindy Cohn, will host a Q&A before a night of outstanding comedy and improv. Read the rest...
06:37 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing RIP, EL Doctorow
The author of spectacular novels (my favorite is Book of Daniel, which crosses a fictionalized life of Abbie Hoffman with a fictionalized account of the Rosenbergs) and outstanding critical essays (I ...
06:03 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: Bill Cosby's Fat Albert, in " 'Lude Awakening"!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Bill Cosby's Fat Albert learns an important lesson about improper behavior on a date. Read the rest...
05:51 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing These surreal, unforgettable little works will expand your concept of 'games'
Now is a better time than ever to get acquainted with the prolific, unique works of Jack King-Spooner, whose numerous vignettes combine surreal, textured visual collages and abstract themes with a smo...
05:14 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Why "All Lives Matter" instead of "Black Lives Matter" is such a stupid thing to say
This is a great Reddit thread. Read the rest...
04:46 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Sound is the forgotten flavor sense
Manipulating sound can transform our experience of food and drink, making stale potato chips taste fresh, adding the sensation of cream to black coffee, or boosting the savory, peaty notes in whiskey...
04:34 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Lawrence Lessig on how to fix America's campaign finance corruption problem
Real reform will require changing the way campaigns are funded moving from large-dollar private funding to small-dollar public funding, writes professor Lawrence Lessig in a New York Times op-ed toda...
04:34 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Stay Woke Bot helps activists explain racism to Twitter randos
Because talking about race on Twitter is an exhausting proposition, unless you are a robot. Read the rest...
04:16 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing No big deal just an animated GIF of a unicorn riding a rainbow
By Deviantartist k-rui. Read the rest...
04:03 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Texas releases full police dashcam video of Sandra Bland's arrest
The Texas Department of Public Safety has just released what is said to be a complete and unedited police dashcam video recording of the arrest of Sandra Bland. An altercation begins around 9 minutes ...
03:06 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing The stunning pen and ink drawings of Polish artist Wojtek Kowalczyk
The artist was born in 1960, in Krakow, Poland. Read the rest...
03:06 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Introduction to Arduino: creating interactive projects
747 people have taken my online Introduction to Arduino course on Skillshare, and the class has a 95% positive review rating. Read the rest...
02:47 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Have you seen Judd Apatow channel noted serial rapist Bill Cosby? Watch this video.
Trainwreck director Judd Apatow as Bill Cosby on The Tonight Show. (more…)...
02:34 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Paul Erds's FBI file
Michael from Muckrock sez, "A Hungarian born in the early 20th century, Paul Erds, mathematician, was well-known and well-liked, the sort of eccentric scientist from the Soviet sphere that made Feds' ...
02:32 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing These surreal, unforgettable little works will expand your concept of 'games'
Now is a better time than ever to get acquainted with the prolific, unique works of Jack King-Spooner, whose numerous vignettes combine surreal, textured visual collages and abstract themes with a smo...
02:30 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Stay Woke Bot helps activists explain racism to Twitter randos
Because talking about race on Twitter is an exhausting proposition, unless you are a robot. Read the rest...
02:07 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Trailer for new documentary about The Black Panthers
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is new documentary by Stanley Nelson.Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored -- cities were burning, Vietnam was expl...
01:27 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing For sale: massive ranch larger than NYC and Los Angeles combined
The Waggoner ranch, covering six counties in Texas, is the largest ranch within a single fence in the United States. For $175 million, it can be yours. Read the rest...
01:25 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing The Amen! Game: 1970s Christian board game, scanned online for you to play
Bible trivia version of Bingo from 1973. Read the rest...
01:13 pm PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing A walk through art history, told in a series of imaginative shoe designs
A series of designs with one goal in mind: To create a shoe as a summation of an entire cultures art. Read the rest...
11:47 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Sousaphone turns KKK rally into party
A sousaphonist added the most fitting soundtrack to this Ku Klux Klan rally. (more…)...
11:43 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Slow Loris hates having its belly combed
[UPDATE: It's not a lemur, it is a slow loris. Also the slow loris is being tortured, according to this (autoplaying) video. Read the rest...
11:40 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Magic ball and vase
This classic, $5 trick earns amazing reactions. Read the rest...
11:04 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing LED flood light bulbs 6-pack for $36
I've been replacing all the old bulbs (CFL and incandescent) with LED bulbs. They have become very affordable in recent months, and most are rated to last about 20 years. TCP is selling a six-pack of ...
10:42 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Chicagos police review agency fires investigator for not exonerating cops
Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) was formed in 2007 to review police brutality. Since that time, IPRA has investigated nearly 400 civilian shootings by cops. Read the rest...
10:26 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Hackers can pwn a Jeep Cherokee from the brakes and steering to the AC and radio
A zero-day exploit for Jeep Cherokees allows hackers to control everything from the engine to the air-conditioning over the Internet, overriding the driver at the dashboard. Read the rest...
10:12 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Sphero An interactive robotic sphere that feels more like a creature than a ball
Sphero 2.0 is a fun interactive robotic sphere that feels more like a creature than a ball. To get started you must first download the Sphero app onto an iOS or android device (with bluetooth), which ...
10:06 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Official cast released for The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story
We are unabashed Beverly Hills, 90210 fanatics here. So naturally, we are excited about Lifetime's upcoming TV tell-all, The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story. Read the rest...
09:59 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Try gay orc dating with Tusks: The Orc Dating Simulator
If you have ever thought of being a male orc adventuring, traveling and bonding with all kinds of other male orcs, this enchanting, refreshing and lovingly-made romance game is for you. Read the res...
09:19 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing A book to help everyone make a living with Creative Commons
Let's show the world how sharing can be good for business. Read the rest...
09:12 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing When moderators attack
The New York Times's Adrian Chen reports on what happens when websites rely on unpaid labor to police their communities: trouble, such as Reddit becoming useless for days as the landscape of control s...
09:11 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Twitter removes wallpaper images from profiles
Here's something nice to be angry about! Twitter just took away everyone's background wallpaper, leaving only the blinding absence of color. Read the rest...
09:08 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing How Ayn Rand became Libertarians sociopathic pixie dream girl
Jill Filipovic's review of Ayn Rand's posthumously published novel Ideal in Vice is less about the book than it is about the "socially awkward white men who seem disproportionately drawn to libertaria...
08:55 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Lemur likes having its belly combed
Yesterday I called a jaguar a leopard so this might not be a lemur....
08:52 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Almost every Reddit comment as a single massive download
Some 1.6 billion of them are yours, courtesy of Archive.org. This is an archive of Reddit comments from October of 2007 until May of 2015 (complete month). This reflects 14 months of work and a lot of...
08:49 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Russell Simmons Raps On A Record
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics! (more…)...
08:47 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Star Wars "didn't approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner"
Photos for GQ by Mark [email protected] @icecoldpenguin Lucasfilm & Disney didn't approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner— Star Wars (@sta...
08:43 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Aryans in Arcadia
The early New Age movement was entwined with racist beliefs. Though modern adherents have moved on, cultural appropriation still links them to its troubling roots. Read the rest...
08:42 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing War without tears
The relationship between video games and violence is healthier than we like to think Read the rest...
08:35 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Sandra Bland death to be investigated as murder
Sandra Bland was pulled over for failing to signal a turn in Waller County, Texas. She was arrested and taken to the cells, where she died three days later. Read the rest...
08:35 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Pig Goat Banana Cricket - exclusive clip from new Nick cartoon series
Our cartoonist pals, Johnny Ryan and Dave Cooper, have created a bizarrely funny amd artistically gorgeous cartoon for Nickelodeon called Pig Goat Banana Cricket, which premiered on Saturday, July 18....
08:23 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Cat widow to marry dog
Dominique Lesbirel, 41, is to marry Travis, a stray of uncertain ancestry, reports Richard Hartley-Parkinson for Metro. Read the rest...
08:13 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Sex offender prohibited from wearing shorts
Sophie Brownson of Barry & District News reports that a registered sex offender was spared jail after wearing shorts, which he is forbidden from doing. Read the rest...
08:04 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Films with aliens
Digg takes a journey through time and space and all the aliens to grace celluloid, accompanied by Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien. Read the rest...
08:00 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson give us a a brief history of everything
Neil deGrasse Tyson tell us how it is. (more…)...
07:12 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing After a rush, aviation stopped "progressing" -- the Web might be next
Maciej Cegowski's "Web Design: The First 100 Years" is a characteristically provocative riff on the past and future of "progress" that asks the question, if aviation stopped producing faster, more pow...
06:58 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Classic video: James Randi exposes psychic fraudster
I watched An Honest Liar this weekend on Netflix. It's a Kickstarter funded documentary about James "The Amazing" Randi, the accomplished magician who became famous for exposing charlatans. Read the ...
05:57 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Try gay orc dating with Tusks: The Orc Dating Simulator
If you have ever thought of being a male orc adventuring, traveling and bonding with all kinds of other male orcs, this enchanting, refreshing and lovingly-made romance game is for you. Read the res...
05:47 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Lose yourself in this trippy, existential interactive picturebook
In this meditative digital adventure, whorled iridescent shapes and glittering contrails that follow your mouse recall the magic of the early web, or some acid-dipped Microsoft Encarta CD-ROM. Read ...
05:41 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Lightsaber Academy trains Jedi young and old
If you happen to be in Singapore and want to learn how to wield a lightsaber like a Jedi master, check out this fun video by The Saber Authority. Read the rest...
05:41 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Gorgeous mirrored room with 250 colorful fluorescent tubes
The UK's National Media Museum currently hosts a Festival of Light installation by Liz West. An Additive Mix fills the room with white light, teaching visitors about the concept of additive color. Re...
05:41 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing X-Me Collection turns furniture into cross-stitch canvases
Ellinor Ericsson's X-Me Collection weaves colorful tubes of fabric into Nordic style furniture with latticed birch backs, adding a touch of whimsy to the clean design. Read the rest...
05:41 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: How Looney Tunes' Chuck Jones evolved as an artist
Every Frame a Painting looks at how Chuck Jones evolved into the master of comedic cartooning. The conclusions: Read the rest...
05:26 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Gamesmanship and the strange little books that taught me how to win at everything
The wisdom of Stephen Potter is my greatest secret. And now it is my gift to you. Read the rest...
05:26 am PDT - Tue, July 21, 2015
BoingBoing Aryans in Arcadia
The early New Age movement was entwined with racist beliefs. Though modern adherents have moved on, cultural appropriation still links them to its troubling roots. Read the rest...
09:48 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing A book to help everyone make a living with Creative Commons
Let's show the world how sharing can be good for business. Read the rest...
09:25 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing TV documentary about MKUltra (1979)
Freak out on this classic 1970s expos about the CIA's Project MKUltra 1950s LSD mind control experiments: "Mission Mind Control (ABC Closeup 1979)" (more…)...
09:24 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Aryans in Arcadia
The early New Age movement was entwined with racist beliefs. Though modern adherents have moved on, cultural appropriation still links them to its troubling roots. Read the rest...
08:32 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Florida toll collector fired for paying tolls for drivers who didn't have money
Samsonov, a military veteran who had worked at the booth for 29 years, said he was fired for covering someones toll fee out of his own pocket. Read the rest...
08:21 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Neil deGrasse Tyson gives us a a brief history of everything
Neil deGrasse Tyson tell us how it is. (more…)...
07:42 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Manyland, a universe we draw together
We made an infinite, shared universe where what you draw becomes real. You can create anything you wantand give it to anyone you like. But there's something we can't magic from the void: participants....
06:50 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Come to Boing Boing's secret taco party, Friday July 31
Do you love tacos? We love them so much that we are throwing a backyard taco party at my house in Los Angeles on Friday, July 31. Read the rest...
06:14 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Pig Goat Banana Cricket - exclusive clip from new Nick cartoon series
Our cartoonist pals, Johnny Ryan and Dave Cooper, have created a bizarrely funny amd artistically gorgeous cartoon for Nickelodeon called Pig Goat Banana Cricket, which premiered on Saturday, July 18....
06:01 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing More fun with Plugable's USB microscope
Over the weekend, my 12-year-old daughter and I used our Plugable USB Handheld Digital Microscope to get a close-up look some of the stuff around the house. Read the rest...
05:42 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Classic video: James Randi exposes psychic fraudster
I watched An Honest Liar this weekend on Netflix. It's a Kickstarter funded documentary about James "The Amazing" Randi, the accomplished magician who became famous for exposing charlatans. Read the ...
05:32 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Word Wars: Daily war headlines transformed into an automated Star Wars intro crawl
News from the Empire. Read the rest...
05:22 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a bunch of goofy dogs enjoy eating ice cream on a hot summer day
Don't worry, the ice cream was provided specifically for the dogs. (more…)...
05:13 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Brace yourself for Amazon Prime Day 2: Electric Boogaloo
A parody of Amazon's much-mocked Prime Day, by ThinkHero. (more…)...
04:55 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing How to fill 40 water balloons all at once, for an awesome water balloon battle
Filling up 40 balloons automatically makes for a much faster balloon fight. (more…)...
04:39 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Why screams are terrifying
Why are screams so frightening? Because sounds with frequency modulations in 30-150 Hz range have a particular "roughness" to them that activates the fear circuit in the amygdala, according to researc...
04:34 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a British prankster shower corrupt FIFA chief Sepp Blatter with fake bank notes
Controversial FIFA leader Sepp Blatter was showered with fake bank notes by British prankster Lee Nelson at a press conference today.Reuters...
04:32 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Using my 3D printer to fix broken stuff around the house
I'm slowly getting the hang of using my 3D printer to make useful things. Last week, I made sliders for the legs on our pool chairs. Read the rest...
04:18 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Come to Boing Boing's secret taco party, Friday July 31
Do you love tacos? We love them so much that we are throwing a fabulous taco party in Los Angeles on Friday, July 31. Read the rest...
03:54 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Florida toll collector fired for paying tolls for drivers who didn't have money
Samsonov, a military veteran who had worked at the booth for 29 years, said he was fired for covering someones toll fee out of his own pocket. Read the rest...
03:49 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Krups electric kettle with tea infuser
Amazon has a good deal on a glass Krups electric kettle. This model holds a liter of water, and you can set the temperature for different kinds of tea. It's regularly $156, and is on sale now for $50....
03:42 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Florida mom abandons 3 kids in Waffle House to go drinking at nearby bar
The restaurant chain has been in the news for a number of odd crimes lately. This one is very sad. Read the rest...
02:43 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Medical science and creepy conspiracy collide in this futuristic diagnosis game
If you follow the instructions and master the diagnosis equipment, everything will be fine. Or will it? Read the rest...
02:13 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Why the Strange Change Machine is my favorite toy
We all have memories of our favorite toys. Sometimes its hard to point at just what made them so special. This one, though, is obviously dangerous. Read the rest...
02:02 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Study confirms that sexist men are losers
No one, except delusional sexist men, will be surprised to learn that men who harass women online are "low-status, non-dominant men" according to a study published in the journal PLOS One, titled "Ins...
01:54 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing What we talk about when we talk about "Internet addiction"
danah boyd nails it: "We blame technology, rather than work, to understand why children engage with screens in the first place." Read the rest...
01:29 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Los Angeles is selling off some very odd lots, including a sidewalk corner
The 50 properties for sale on behalf of the City of LA are unusual and encumbered, the weird offspring of zoning rules, surveyors' errors, and complex subrights, like the "air rights" over a given pie...
01:24 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Old collectible postcards (and more)
Do you know what I like? You guessed it! And the older it is, the happier I am. Read the rest...
01:03 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Rare look at how big business defends "Investor State Dispute Settlements"
ISDSes are the most controversial element of secret trade deals like TPP and TTIP: they let giant international corporations sue countries to repeal environmental, safety and labor laws that interfere...
12:48 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Attack on Titan: Live Action Trailer with English subtitles
My 12-year-old daughter Jane introduced my wife and me to Attack on Titan. It's a Japanese comic book and animated cartoon series by Hajime Isayama about a war between the last few remaining people o...
12:46 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Boeing and disgraced malware firm Hacking Team planned flying spyware-delivery drones
An engineer at Boeing's Insitu subsidiary proposed that the disgraced malware company Hacking Team should add spyware-delivery tools to Insitu's drone platform. Read the rest...
12:28 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Rainbow-hating Saudi authorities jail school administrator over Emblem Of Homosexuality
Anything remotely gay is a Very Bad Crime in Saudi Arabia. Read the rest...
12:05 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing R2D2 Rollaboard
This would be way better as a 4-wheel spinner, but it's still a sweet piece of kids' luggage with handle sized for small people and flashing lights and beeps -- a worthy successor to the hardcase vers...
12:02 pm PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing California's rising gas prices result from a grossly manipulated fuel marketplace
California oil refiners have used every trick in their playbook to raise gasoline prices artificially this year. Read the rest...
11:45 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing A bridge built of decommissioned aircraft carriers for Washington state?
The state of Washington has received a $90,000 grant to study the feasibility of using old aircraft carriers to bridge the Sinclair inlet. From Popular Mechanics: Read the rest...
11:38 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Join Boing Boing's Jason in Los Angeles for 2 Headed Dog comedy show on July 28
Angelenos! On Tuesday, July 28th at 8pm 2 Headed Dog takes the stage! Their surreal, irreverent sketch and improvised comedy are a Boing Boing favorite! Read the rest...
11:36 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Why screams are terrifying
Why are screams so frightening? Because sounds with frequency modulations in 30-150 Hz range have a particular "roughness" to them that activates the fear circuit in the amygdala, according to researc...
11:34 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Bridge collapse shuts down major California freeway after record-breaking July rain
A bridge collapsed Sunday at the eastbound Interstate 10 and Eagle Mountain Road in Desert Center, trapping a truck beneath the debris. (KMIR)Historic rain in Southern California—the most we've ...
11:27 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: How the U.S. Air Force rescued a downed navigator
When the largest rescue operation of the Vietnam War failed to reach downed navigator Gene Hambleton, how did his lifelong passion for golf become the key to his rescue? Read the rest...
11:24 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Mobile game of the week: Little Inferno
Sometimes you just want the world to burn, especially when it's ending. In Little Inferno, a wintry apocalypse has engulfed the Earth, and you're sitting by a fireplace throwing everything in the flam...
11:20 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Helicone toy transforms from helix to pine cone
YouTuber Tim at Grand Illusions unboxes this delightfully soothing helicone, a wood and brass sculpture that changes from a helix to a pine cone shape with the flick of a wrist. Such a satisfying soun...
11:20 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Florida man dislikes sea turtles, shoots a volunteer protecting their nest
A 72-year-old Marine veteran who volunteered to protect a sea turtle nest got beaten and shot in the butt for his troubles. Turtle-hater Michael Q. McAuliffe was arrested. Read the rest...
11:19 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing As we marveled at Pluto, this spectacular comet image came out
While we were busy enjoying the spectacular images of Pluto, ESA's Rosetta camera released this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Read the rest...
11:19 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Evocative image of rose embers
This gorgeous image of the dying embers of a bouquet of roses, titled "The Ash," was meticulously crafted by the creative team at Ars Thanea. See how they did it. Read the rest...
11:11 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Seattle kids are less likely to get polio vaccine than kids in Rwanda, and rates continue to drop
Two decades years ago, 95.4 percent of kindergarteners in Washington state were vaccinated for polio. This year, only 88.4 percent had the vaccine. Read the rest...
10:58 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing The Top Spin toy that became an old friend
Buy this toy. It'll spin forever (so long as the batteries don't run out) Read the rest...
10:53 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Bridge collapse shuts down major California freeway after record-breaking July rain
Historic rain in Southern California -- the most we've had in the month of July since the late 1800s! -- caused a bridge collapse near the town of Desert Center, California over the weekend. The bridg...
10:47 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Texans threaten to cover land with pigs blood to block Muslim cemetery
A group of residents in Farmersville, Texas said they are prepared to put pigs' heads on spikes and pour pigs' blood on a plot of land where a Muslim cemetery will be established. Read the rest...
10:42 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Mobile game of the week: Little Inferno
Sometimes you just want the world to burn, especially when it's ending. In Little Inferno, a wintry apocalypse has engulfed the Earth, and you're sitting by a fireplace throwing everything in the flam...
10:42 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Trials Frontier: a well-designed motorcycle world exploration game
Beautifully art-directed, responsive and fun, this game finds me playing it way too much. And it's not just a sandbox: there are oodles of quests, interesting characters and bikes to unlock along the ...
10:41 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Old collectible postcards
Do you know what I like? You guessed it! And the older it is, the happier I am. Read the rest...
10:37 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Offworld Monday roundup: Empathy, criticism and being filthy in the shower
One thing that's really important to us is to be able to critique things we love, and to embrace the idea that sometimes a conversation is more important than a right answer Read the rest...
10:34 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing In Seattle, children's polio vaccination rates continue to drop
More stunning news about US vaccination numbers. (via KUOW.org) (more…)...
10:30 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing The Top Spin toy that became an old friend
Buy this toy. It'll spin forever (so long as the batteries don't run out) Read the rest...
10:27 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing A bridge built of decommissioned aircraft carriers?
The state of Washington has received a $90,000.00 grant to study the feasibility of using old aircraft carriers to bridge the Sinclair inlet. (via Popular Mechanics) Read the rest...
10:21 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing A new, EPIC view of planet Earth from NASA satellite aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft
Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Image: NASAA NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate ...
10:20 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing The Post-It Note company's obscure boardgames
High adventure in the world of high finance! Wait! Don't fall asleep just yet Read the rest...
10:13 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing The World Burns: a prepper blogger survives the apocalypse
In The World Burns, the folks best suited to surviving an apocalypse will be bloggers? Oy vey. Read the rest...
10:09 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing The art of Patrick Morgan
His mind sees the world in a very special way. Read the rest...
10:05 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Medical science and creepy conspiracy collide in this futuristic diagnosis game
If you follow the instructions and master the diagnosis equipment, everything will be fine. Or will it? Read the rest...
09:44 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Gamesmanship and the strange little books that taught me how to win at everything
The wisdom of Stephen Potter is my greatest secret. And now it is my gift to you. Read the rest...
09:24 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Why the Strange Change Machine is my favorite toy
We all have memories of our favorite toys. Sometimes its hard to point at just what made them so special. This one, though, is obviously dangerous. Read the rest...
09:12 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing How to use an electric shock lighter to lose friends
Have you ever wanted to be a big jerk at a birthday party? Of course you have!Well, I'm here to tell you that it's the easiest thing in the world to do. Read the rest...
09:10 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Wobbling 8 Ball
If you have a pool table, or know someone who has one, you need to get one of these Wobbling 8 Balls. Read the rest...
09:10 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing R2D2 Metal Model Kit
Two laser-cut sheets of steel, some needle-nosed pliers and a bit of patience are all that stand between you and a museum-quality 3-D model of your favorite astromech droid! Read the rest...
08:57 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing R2D2 Metal Model Kit
Two laser-cut sheets of steel, some needle-nosed pliers and a bit of patience are all that stand between you and a museum-quality 3-D model of your favorite astromech droid! Read the rest...
08:53 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Wobbling 8 Ball
If you have a pool table, or know someone who has one, you need to get one of these Wobbling 8 Balls. Read the rest...
08:41 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing The magic of Swarovski crystals
Their use as cheap diamond substitutes by showy rich people belies the world of beauty found in lead glassand a versatility you might not expect. Read the rest...
08:39 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Ed "Big Daddy" Roth: His Life, Times, Cars and Art
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Just the mention of his name triggers a reaction. In 1965 after seeing Roths wild customized hot rods, Tom Wolfe spontaneously wrote an Esquire article about him in a new, wigged-...
08:33 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Amy Crehore and other women artists featured at Jiro Miura gallery in Tokyo
Amy Crehore has three lovely paintings on display at the Jiro Miura gallery. The show is called "Ephemeral Territory of Girls" and it runs from July 25 to August 16, 2015....
08:24 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing High-resolution, deliberately "inaccurate" maps
Project Linework posts maps in a variety of loosey-goosey styles, for people who want things almost right. Read the rest...
07:38 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Offworld Monday roundup: Empathy, criticism and being filthy in the shower
One thing that's really important to us is to be able to critique things we love, and to embrace the idea that sometimes a conversation is more important than a right answer Read the rest...
07:35 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Customize your own cute monster
It's monday. Design your creature. [Chantal Moosher via Forest Ambassador]...
07:27 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Supercut of terrible movie special effects
The collection includes, but does not conclude, with The Rock's turn in The Scorpion King. There is far worse in store! [World Wide Interweb via Kottke]...
07:11 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Carjacker too tall to fit in car
Early in the morning in Omaha, Nebraska, a would-be thief accosted a driver at gunpoint and demanded her vehicle. After she complied, he found himself unable to squeeze into the 4'9" woman's customize...
06:53 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Love cheats' hookup site hacked, user data purloined
Ashley Madison is a social network for people who want to cheat on their spouses. It's been hacked and "large caches of user data posted online," reports Krebs on Security. Read the rest...
06:33 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing What coffee does to your body
Caffeine is the world's most widely-used psychoactive drug. Four cups a day is, for average adults, about as much as it's safe to take, because of the mildly unpleasant things it does to us....
06:26 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Star Wars, as Japanese woodblock prints
This splendid work was crowdfunded at Makuake.com, reports James Vincent: "The painstaking and laborious techniques of ukiyo-e don't come cheap."The available prints are of Vader, the Battle of Hoth, ...
06:08 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Can science make us better drinkers?
The headline sounds like a prime candidate for Betteridge's Law, but a neurologist and his nightclub-director daughter are on it. Read the rest...
05:54 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Japan's population decline creates "housing glut"
Japan anticipates that falling birth rates and negligible immigration will result in population declineas much as 1m a year. Millions of homes are already empty, reports Nomura Research, with a millio...
05:50 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Offworld Monday roundup: Empathy, criticism and being filthy in the shower
One thing that's really important to us is to be able to critique things we love, and to embrace the idea that sometimes a conversation is more important than a right answer Read the rest...
05:33 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing A great guide to typography
Butterick's Practical Typography has been updated since the last time I linked to it and is always well-worth another read. The infinite-pixel screen, especially, has made "good fonts look fantastic, ...
02:31 am PDT - Mon, July 20, 2015
BoingBoing Milking bullet ants to extract venom that causes the "worst pain known to man"
When a bullet ant stings you it feels like you've been shot by a gun. In the above video, watch Dr. Read the rest...
02:41 pm PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing Invent an awesome Reagan-era action show
Wouldn't it be great if there was an 80's style action show, a la Knight Rider, Airwolf and Street Hawkbut where the special vehicle was wholly unsuited to heroic adventures and interventions? Read t...
11:29 am PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing Amy Crehore and other women artists featured at Miura Jiro gallery in Tokyo
Amy Crehore has three lovely paintings on display at the Miura Jiro gallery. The show is called "Ephemeral Territory of Girls" and it runs from July 25 to August 16, 2015....
11:22 am PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing What was on Reddit's front door the day you joined?
A quick but clever archive.org hack. Above, Reddit in 2007....
10:46 am PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing 3-in-1 Smartphone Photography Lenses
Enhance your stock smartphone camera with this three lens set ($29.99) and take pictures so good you’ll think they were from an actual camera. Read the rest...
10:42 am PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing Get a Lifetime Subscription To Over 5000 Adobe Training Videos For 82% Off
Train Simple brings you award-winning Adobe training videos ($89) to make an Adobe expert and web design master out of you. Read the rest...
10:37 am PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle
This 5- course Raspberry Pi bundle ($39) includes the following courses:Python Programming for BeginnersIntroduction to Raspberry PiHardware Projects Using Raspberry PiReal World Guide to Hardware Des...
10:31 am PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing Master Microsoft Office With This 7 Course Bundle (96% Off)
Learn the fundamentals of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and more with this 7-course bundle. ($49)...
10:26 am PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing Save 93% On The Learn to Design 2015 Course Bundle
Learn. Imagine. Design. 49 Hours & 8 Courses -- Create Beautiful Websites ($59)...
10:23 am PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing ilumi Bluetooth Smartbulb
Light Up Your World in Any Color with Just Your Smartphone & This High-Tech Bulb Read the rest...
10:17 am PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing Pay What You Want: Web Hacker Bundle
p>Learn coding with this complete, front-to-back, 73+ hour developer training bundle. 10% of proceeds go to Creative Commons....
10:14 am PDT - Sun, July 19, 2015
BoingBoing Milking bullet ants to extract venom that causes the "worst pain known to man"
When a bullet ant stings you it feels like you've been shot by a gun. In the above video, watch Dr. Read the rest...
08:58 pm PDT - Sat, July 18, 2015
BoingBoing Cat takes flip flop for test drive
It handles great. But can I get it in cornflower blue? ...
08:48 pm PDT - Sat, July 18, 2015
BoingBoing Beach towel stolen
Police in Northumbria, England, have issued an appeal after a beach towel was callously taken by persons unknown from North Tyneside beach. Read the rest...
07:43 pm PDT - Sat, July 18, 2015
BoingBoing Russell Simmons Raps On A Record
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics! (more…)...
07:29 pm PDT - Sat, July 18, 2015
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07:06 pm PDT - Sat, July 18, 2015
BoingBoing Donald Trump is turning into L. Ron Hubbard
Separated at birth in the nuclear fires of Teegeeack....
08:10 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Please wait, post loading
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03:26 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing UK tabloid publishes 1933 film of Edward VIII teaching Nazi salute to Queen
God save the Queen. Read the rest...
03:10 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Bear Belly Flop over Alaska waterfall
Captured at Katmai National Park in Alaska. (more…)...
03:03 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Astounding card magic from Penn and Teller's Fool Us
Magicpeacelove writes, "I've been in magic over 40 years and I can count on one hand (maybe with fingers left over) the number of times an act has completely blown me away. This is one of them." Read ...
02:15 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Incredible Science Machine team seeks Rube Goldberg record with chain reaction gizmo
Chain reaction artists and domino builders have collaborated to create what they hope will go on record as the largest chain reaction in history. Read the rest...
01:50 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing How did an Ohio inmate get prison administrators' usernames and passwords?
Lebanon prison, OhioOhio authorities are investigating how a prisoner obtained a list of the usernames and passwords for prison administrators. Read the rest...
01:38 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing The There Their and They're Song, by Jonathan Mann
Two years ago today, Jonathan Song A Day Mann published this song. It's as timely as ever. (more…)...
01:33 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Colorado bear with munchies breaks into pie shop, eats all pies but one
He did not like strawberry rhubarb. No. Not one bit. Read the rest...
12:59 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing With stolen iPhone, burglar accidentally posts selfie video online
Los Angeles police are searching for the identity of this burglar, who accidentally shot and published a selfie with his victim's iPhone. Read the rest...
12:54 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Fly over Pluto in animated New Horizons video. Here are the amazing images NASA released from Pluto Fly By today.
NASA released more amazing space imagery and scientific data, slowly and steadily coming down to earth from the New Horizons space probe after its historic fly-by of Pluto. Read the rest...
12:49 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: How to roll a joint
There are lots of how-to-roll-a-joint videos on YouTube, but this is one by Jolie Kerr (author of the household hints book, My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag) is one of the best. (If you find a better...
12:44 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Obama snubs NYC's Waldorf Astoria hotel over China bugging fears, scream tabloids
President Obama. WABC, July 17, 2015.Most fears about bugs in New York City hotels involve the kind that live in beds. Today, another type of hotel bug is in the news. Read the rest...
12:36 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Cop who smashed 18-year-old woman's face on ground remains on regular duty
Colorado Springs police officer Tyler Walker said 18-year-old Alexis Acker was being physically combative and that she'd kicked him in the groin area. As a result, he had no other option other than to...
12:24 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Play it now: You Are A Horse
You Are A Horse is a Twine game where you are a horse. Who robs a bank. Read the rest...
12:16 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing National Geographic's Pluto issue, autographed by NASA's New Horizons team
Susan Goldberg: How cool is this? The @NASANewHorizons #Pluto team autographed our fab July @NatGeo cover, written by @nadiamdrake. More: Pluto coverage on Boing Boing....
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing $3 clip-on camera lens kit for smart phones
I bought this camera lens kit for the heck of it, because it cost only $3.14 including shipping, via Amazon. The package arrived from China. Read the rest...
11:57 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Conservative wing of Ontario government wants sexual art removed from office gallery
Ontario's Progressive Conservatives (PC) are calling for the removal of a collage titled "Sacred Circle VI" by French-Canadian artist Rosalie Maheux. Read the rest...
11:55 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing An Asian-American gunslinger takes aim in this magical western comic
Growing up as an Asian-American kid in Texas, Greg Pak loved Westerns and fantasy stories. He's bringing both to Kingsway Law, the tale of a Chinese gunslinger in an Old West overrun with magic. Read...
11:54 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing I put some Doom in your Doom so you can Doom while you Doom
Fans of recursion rejoice: someone has put a playable version of Doom... inside Doom. Read the rest...
11:54 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Probably the only article you'll ever need to read about the Sphinx
Before reading this article about the Sphinx, I knew just three things about it: It was large, it was old, and it was in Egypt. Read the rest...
11:37 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Baboons hijack car on highway in South Africa
A family ignored warning signs along a highway in South Africa, and ended up being held captive by a band of criminal baboons who ransacked their luggage for food. Read the rest...
11:28 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: "Princess Boy's" mom speaks out for LGBT kids' books
Peter from the National Coalition Against Censorship sez, "At a public hearing over whether or not to remove LGBT children's books from a public library, one mom's comments stole the show."...
10:53 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing An Asian-American gunslinger takes aim in this magical western comic
Growing up as an Asian-American kid in Texas, Greg Pak loved Westerns and fantasy stories. He's bringing both to Kingsway Law, the tale of a Chinese gunslinger in an Old West overrun with magic. Read...
10:33 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing ISS crew forced to take shelter from hazardous space junk. Again.
All ISS systems continued to operate normally while the Russian cosmonauts and NASA astronaut sheltered. Read the rest...
10:19 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: "Princess Boy"'s mom speaks out for LGBT kids' books
Peter from the National Coalition Against Censorship sez, "At a public hearing over whether or not to remove LGBT children's books from a public library, one mom's comments stole the show."...
10:15 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing IRS responds to records request with encrypted CD full of blacked-out documents
Michael sez, "Sometimes a simple 'no' can be better than what agencies consider a response when it comes to Freedom of Information. J. Pat Brown over at FOIA powerhouse MuckRock discovered that the ha...
10:08 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Play it now: You Are A Horse
You Are A Horse is a Twine game where you are a horse. Who robs a bank. Read the rest...
09:58 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing With faked degrees, U.S. tech official ran law enforcement data systems for years. Then he resigned, got a new gov job.
A key Interior technology official who had access to sensitive systems for over five years had lied about his education, submitting falsified college transcripts produced by an online service. Read t...
09:36 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Come to Boing Boing's taco dinner party in LA, Friday July 31
On Friday, July 31, Xeni, Jason, Mark, and the other folks helping to create our upcoming Weekend of Wonder (WoW) extravaganza will gather in a special Los Angeles location to eat tacos and have fun! ...
09:32 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Dog submerged in long grass occasionally surfaces joyfully
She's saying "Hey, turn your phone sideways!" [via]...
09:24 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Man runs from cheetah chasing him through a hallway
Let's hope the man didn't damage those janitorial supplies when he slid in to them....
09:16 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing The SENSE-ation no-pull dog harness works miracles
This no-pull dog harness turned my Great Pyrenees into a perfect gentleman! It also may have saved my rotator cuff. Read the rest...
09:14 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Oncoming locomotive encourages slow-moving gentleman to pick up the pace
It looks like this fellow believed he could stop the train with the power of his mind, but at the last minute realized the train wasn't going comply with his command. He ends the performance by shakin...
09:01 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Steampunk infographics
I'm not quite sure why Geoff McGhee describes these vintage-style charts of modern data as "steampunk," but they sure are gorgeous! Perhaps lithopunk? Mimeopunk? [via]...
08:55 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Video: HOWTO make waterproof sand at home
YouTuber IncredibleScience has a great at-home science project that's kid-friendly: making waterproof sand. Read the rest...
08:54 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Chaperone at concert makes the best of a dad situation
Taking the kids to see The Vamps? Might as well bust some old school moves and have more fun a than those bored dads at One Direction concerts. Read the rest...
08:54 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Feathered fossil links proto-birds to velociraptors
Artist Zhao Chuang rendered this cool illustration of a newly-discovered Zhenyuanlong. It was over six feet long and had copious feathers, as shown in a beautifully preserved Chinese fossil below. Rea...
08:54 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing War photo negatives sunburned onto skin in 'Illustrated People'
Artist Thomas Mailaender placed negatives from the Archive of Modern Conflict on models' skin, then irradiated it with UV light to create a sunburn print in his book Illustrated People. Read the rest...
08:54 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Reddit's going to remove "copyrighted material?" As if.
Reddit's proposed new policies continue its principled ideological commitment to ignoring problems. But it also wants to do something about copyright infringement. Perhaps Reddit can brush its white s...
08:51 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing How should we talk about Final Fantasy VII's crossdressing sequence?
A lot has changed since 1997. Read the rest...
08:31 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Will a $3000 motorized standing desk make you healthier?
Stir hopes you'll be convinced. The Verge's Dan Seifert reports that "its hard to come away from the experience unimpressed." Read the rest...
08:11 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Bill would close South Carolina "gun law loophole" that let shooter own firearm
A "clerical error" allowed Charleston spree killer Dylann Roof's purchase of a firearm. Rep. James Clyburn wants the loophole that permitted this closed off. Read the rest...
07:47 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Feds used malware to hack child porn network
It's OK, they're the government. Read the rest...
07:35 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Cussin' maps
America's preferences for naughty words, mapped by state by Jack Grieve....
07:31 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Mobile YouTube sessions "average 40 minutes"
Kiss goodbye to tv/records/the web/religion/carbs, part 2395823958: "In fact, Kordestani says that YouTube now reaches more 18 to 49-year-olds than any single US cable network. Those numbers sound ins...
07:22 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Name your price sf bundle with Rucker, Apex World SF and more!
Jamie from Vodo writes, "There's a new sci-fi bundle available over at VODO: Oodles of speculative goodness including the Rudy Rucker Ware tetralogy, 3 Volumes of the Apex Book of World Sci Fi, movie ...
07:01 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Flip-book card trick that wowed the Britain's Got Talent judges
With this deck of cards, you can ask a spectator to name a card, then riffle the cards to play a flip-book movie that ends with a little cartoon character pulling the named card out of a hat. Read th...
06:51 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Test-fly an ICON A5 amphibious sport aircraft in this new video
Here's a sexy, aspirational trailer, just released by Los Angeles-based aircraft firm ICON for the A5, an amphibious light sport aircraft beginning customer deliveries this Summer. Read the rest...
06:45 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing The Man With No Name, my role model for life
Granted, I'm slightly less murderous. With Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight set to feature the first Ennio Morricone score in forty years, it's time to revisit the source. Read the rest...
06:19 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Kinetic clockwork sculptures
Brett Dickins (previously, previously) writes, "This compilation features five of my mechanical artworks -- I chose five sculptures all featuring gears and mechanisms that are radically different from...
05:52 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing Fair Use App: a guide to fair use for online video creators
Art from New Media Rights writes, "We spend our time working with online video creators on fair use, so we created The Fair Use App. We filtered down our experiences working with video creators to cr...
05:46 am PDT - Fri, July 17, 2015
BoingBoing UK's mass surveillance bill is illegal
High Court judges ruled that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (#DRIP) was inconsistent with the European convention on human rights. Read the rest...
09:36 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing How neurotech will transform the way we work
Over at Backchannel, I wrote about how brain tech could transform how we work in the future, from displays that react to our mental state to offices that respond to our brainwaves. Read the rest...
06:38 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing The new narcocorridos for escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was barely out of maximum-security prison when musicians all around Mexico started uploading hot musical takes about his (again) escape. Read the re...
06:13 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing South Korean rhythmic gymnast is world's most stylish baseball pitcher
Say what you will about the accuracy of Shin Soo-ji's first pitch at the July 5 Doosan Bears/Samsung Lions game, but you can't fault her for style! (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)...
06:11 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Test-fly an ICON A5 amphibious sport aircraft in this new video
A sexy, aspirational trailer just released by Los Angeles-based aircraft firm ICON for the A5, an amphibious light sport aircraft beginning customer deliveries this Summer. Read the rest...
05:19 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Keep Fresh Stay Rad with 100 funky typography-themed postcards
I love all of the boxed postcard collections that are being published these days. There's something of a resurgence of interest in mail art, snail mail correspondence, zines, and other mail-borne art ...
05:14 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Flip-book card trick that wowed the Britain's Got Talent judges
With this deck of cards, you can ask a spectator to name a card, then riffle the cards to play a flip-book movie that ends with a little cartoon character pulling the named card out of a hat. Read th...
04:51 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Take this survey to rate and nominate your favorite podcasts
My friend and Cool Tools business partner Kevin Kelly and I are podcast fanatics. Wed like to find out what your favorite non-fiction podcasts are and why you like them. Please take this survey to hel...
02:55 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing How you can contribute to whistleblower Chelsea Manning's legal defense fund
Chelsea Manning's extraordinary act of whistleblowing continues to enrich journalism, the public, and the historic record to this day. Chelsea is currently appealing her unjust conviction and 35-year ...
02:47 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Turkey testicle eat-off founder is pretty relaxed about nearby town copying his festival
Because there are plenty of turkey testicles for everyone who is inclined to eat turkey testicles. Read the rest...
02:44 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing What is the difference between venomous and poisonous animals?
Earlier today, I posted about a "poisonous" cobra. Boing Boing reader cryoutlaughin corrected me in the comments. Snakes are venomous, not poisonous. Read the rest...
02:37 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing If David Lynch made a platform game, it might look like Strawberry Cubes
Enter a red-hued glitch dream where you explore your grandmother's house to find seeds, skeletons, frogs and songs by Patsy Cline. Read the rest...
02:28 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Venomous snake kills teenage pet store worker, then escapes
A venomous monocled cobra has escaped near Austin, Texas after biting and killing an 18-year-old pet store employee who was keeping it at his home. Read the rest...
02:18 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Journalists arrested in Zambia for publishing allegedly classified documents
A spokesman for police told reporters that both journalists were denying that the letter was classified. Read the rest...
02:01 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Mayor called Obamas "monkey man" and "gorilla face", but "I'm not a racist"
Last week Patrick Rushing, mayor of Airway Heights, Washington, posted a comment to Facebook which read, Gorilla face Michelle, can't disagree with that. Read the rest...
01:45 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing "Customer Service" prankster has fun with complainers on Facebook
When someone complains on Facebook about an unsatisfactory experience at particular business establishment, there's a chance that Ben Palmer and Nick Price will respond as if they were representatives...
01:25 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Joe Pesci spat on Elmo
"We've never had such a violent, obnoxious celebrity on Sesame Street ever!" said Elmo. Pesci looked at it for a moment, then spat on it. [via r/videos]...
01:23 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Watch Stewart Brands 6-Part Series How Buildings Learn
In 1995 Stewart Brand, founder of The Whole Earth Catalog (described by Steve Jobs as Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along) wrote a book about how buildings adapt to the changin...
01:20 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Ellen Pao: The trolls are winning.
I have just endured one of the largest trolling attacks in history,writes Reddit's recently-departed interim CEO Ellen Pao in a Washington Post op-ed today. And I have just been blessed with the most ...
01:08 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Naked drunk guy found in barn cavorting with hogs. Again. I just like pigs, he tells cops.
Police noticed an odor and alcohol, and Henry admitted to drinking a six-pack of Hamm's beer. Read the rest...
12:20 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing If David Lynch made a platform game, it might look like Strawberry Cubes
Enter a red-hued glitch dream where you explore your grandmother's house to find seeds, skeletons, frogs and songs by Patsy Cline. Read the rest...
12:15 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Trailer for new documentary directed by Bobcat Goldthwait
Yesterday, President Obama defined rape in a news conference. Last week the Cosby rapes and disclosure by The Runaways' Jackie Fox were in the news. Read the rest...
12:11 pm PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing How you can contribute to whistleblower Chelsea Manning's legal defense fund
Chelsea Manning's extraordinary act of whistleblowing continues to enrich journalism, the public, and the historic record to this day. Chelsea is currently appealing her unjust conviction and 35-year ...
11:52 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Police officer enjoyed illegally entering naked woman's home and handcuffing her because she "agitated" him
The Chandler Arizona police department explained that one of its police officers barged into a naked woman's home without her permission and handcuffed her because the woman was "trying to agitate" hi...
11:50 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Scientists create new strain of algae that tastes like bacon
Oregon State University researchers created and patented a new strain of the protein-rich red marine algae known as Dulse. When cooked, this new stuff really tastes like bacon. The engineered strain i...
11:38 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Help incredible photographer Star Foreman complete 30 projects in 90 days
Astounding photographer Star Foreman aims to complete 30 of her unique and breathtaking photoshoots in 90 days. Please help her via kickstarter. Read the rest...
11:01 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Baffling Telugu film sequence from the 80s
It's listed as Adavi Donga (1985), but I am not sure what I just watched....
10:46 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Delicious algae tastes like bacon
Oregon State University researchers created and patented a strain of protein-rich red marine algae called Dulse that when cooked tastes like bacon. It apparently has twice the nutritional value of eve...
10:44 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Poisonous snake kills teenage pet store worker, then escapes
A poisonous monocled cobra has escaped near Austin, Texas after biting and killing an 18-year-old pet store employee who was keeping it at his home. Read the rest...
10:23 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Watch every one of Kramer's entrances from Seinfeld, in order
Six minutes, 172 episodes. (more…)...
10:13 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Excellent mashup: It's a Mad Mad Mad Max Fury Road
This works. Created by Ezequiel Lpez. (more…)...
10:06 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Free in the Boing Boing Store: 'The 4-Hour Chef' audiobook by Tim Ferriss
Snag Your Free Copy of this New York Times' Bestseller. Read the rest...
09:40 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Man with colorblindness becomes overwhelmed when he tries on special glasses
A young man with colorblindness received a pair of EnChroma colorblind-correcting sunglasses as a gift from a friend, and when he tries them on, he is overcome with emotion at seeing certain colors fo...
09:20 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Network cancels 19 Kids TV show after child sexual abuse revelations
Under threat of an advertiser mutiny, TLC announced today that it was canceling its popular reality television show 19 Kids and Counting, which starred a conservative Christian family. Read the rest...
09:06 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing What went wrong at Reddit?
Sarah Jeong reports on the bizarre and public wrangling over Reddit, whose free-for-all atmosphere blew up just in time to singe new investors expecting rapid growth. Read the rest...
08:59 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Network cancels 19 Kids TV show after child sexual abuse revelations
Under threat of an advertiser mutiny, TLC announced today that it was canceling its popular reality television show 19 Kids and Counting, which starred a conservative Christian family. Read the rest...
08:41 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Online symptom checkers are inaccurate
Don't trust Dr. Google, says The Atlantic's Julie Beck: "On average, they included the correct diagnosis in the first three results 51 percent of the time, and included it in the first 20 results 58 ...
08:17 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Drooling cows sought by police
Canadian cops are on the hunt for a gang of cows that allegedly drooled on and scratched a woman's car in Val-des-Monts, Quebec, causing $1,000 in damages. Read the rest...
07:37 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Huge, futuristic 3D printed mech-tank
Singaporean toymaker Michael Sng made Boudicca, a T1 Training Colossus -- a 3D-printed robot tank with 400 custom parts and servos controlled by an Arduino. Read the rest...
07:24 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing State Department willing to overlook Malaysia's mass graves for the sake of TPP
The fast-track bill rammed through Congress last month lets the president walk right into any trade deal he wants, so long as it's with countries that have decent human rights records. Read the rest...
07:12 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Disney World after humanity's demise
Eledoremassis02's "manipulated photo" series Life After Disney is a series of gorgeously decayed visions for what Walt Disney World will look like long after humans have disappeared from the scene. Re...
06:58 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing UK schools' "anti-radicalisation" software lets hackers spy on kids
The spyware that Impero supplies to UK schools -- which searches kids' Internet use for "jihadi" terms -- uses "password" as its default password, and the company has threatened brutal legal reprisals...
06:42 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing UK Tories launch quiet inquiry into privatising the NHS
David Cameron repeatedly promised to protect "our NHS" but now the world's most beloved healthcare system is on the chopping block, thanks to a quiet inquiry in the unelected House of Lords. Read the ...
06:35 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing United rewards security researchers with air miles
The BBC reports that after two "hackers" spotted security holes in its website, United rewarded them with a million miles each. Read the rest...
06:27 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Duckling feeds fish
Is it being sweet? Or is it fattening them up? For later....
06:22 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing The Ultimate Deck (of cards) lives up to its name
The Ultimate Deck by Stranger and Stranger is one of the most impressive decks of cards in my collection. The luxurious design of each playing card is absolutely, without a doubt, the most over the to...
06:18 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing The Man With No Name, my role model for life
Granted, I'm slightly less murderous. With Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight set to feature the first Ennio Morricone score in forty years, it's time to revisit the source. Read the rest...
06:03 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Hakone Maruyama Trick boxes
I sort of have a love affair with beautiful boxes and my friends and family know it. Recently, I received a couple of wonderful trick boxes from a new friend, Marcel. Read the rest...
06:02 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing A Series of Unfortunate Questions for Daniel Handler
The legendary Lemony Snicket is headed to the high seas for a new adventure under his other name. But where's he coming from? Read the rest...
06:02 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Escaping the new media cargo cult
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore the Metrics Read the rest...
05:47 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: You probably need more cute sea slugs in your life
Jorunna are colorful sea slugs with what appear to be a puffy tail and rabbit ears (actually rhinophores). They have many variations in color and markings. Read the rest...
05:47 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing 3D printing blends rigid and soft to improve robot performance
Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences released an interesting demo of blending rigid and soft materials during 3D printing to create hybrid robots with enhanced performance for tasks li...
05:46 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: 8 great DIY smartphone photography tips
Cooperative of Photography released a great video with 8 DIY tips to improve your smartphone shots, ranging from super-simple and cheap to fairly simple and maybe cheap. Read the rest...
05:46 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Drone-eye view of a Detroit hotel demolition
Detroit's historic Park Avenue Hotel was demolished on July 11, and YouTuber TheGadgetGuy1 caught all the action via drone. Read the rest...
05:41 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Which neural net has the best hallucinations?
Ville-Matias Heikkil posted four trips to YouTube, each the work of a different "DeepDreaming"-style neural network (based on the Caffe deep learning framework) but the same source image. Read the re...
04:11 am PDT - Thu, July 16, 2015
BoingBoing Live coverage of Pluto image press conference with NASA New Horizons team
We are as close as we've ever been to Pluto, and images even more spectacular than this are on the way. Read the rest...
06:27 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing A Series of Unfortunate Questions for Daniel Handler
The legendary Lemony Snicket is headed to the high seas for a new adventure under his other name. But where's he coming from? Read the rest...
05:45 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this incredible recorder/beatbox performance
My War "Freestyle" by Medhat Mamdouh. Amazing. (YouTube)...
04:31 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing It's a Mad Mad Mad Max Fury Road - Trailer
This works. Created by Ezequiel Lpez.(Unrelated comment: I love the colors of 1960s movies. Please bring them back.)(Thanks, Matthew!)...
04:27 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Just look at this intentionally confusing banana Arduino
Just look at it.WTFDuino (Thanks, Marc de Vinck!)...
04:11 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Judge says Uber should be suspended in California and fined $7.3 million
A California administrative judge ruled that Uber's license to operate in California will be suspended in 30 days if it doesn't appeal or start complying with state laws. Read the rest...
03:52 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing The world of Star Wars vintage apparel collecting
From big-eared Yoda hats to C-3P0 undies, Star Wars clothing has you covered Read the rest...
01:53 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Shower Game will not make you feel clean at all
Ever pooped in the shower? If you play Shower Game, you probably will. Read the rest...
01:24 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Amazon Prime Day is not that great. But here are a few good deals
I was looking forward to today's Amazon Prime Day, because Amazon was promising more deals than Black Friday. But the stuff they've been offering isn't that exciting. Read the rest...
12:53 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing SF Bay Area: Tonight! #SFPhotobomb at the PianoFight theater
This Wednesday at the PianoFight theater in San Francisco, Imran G and Red Scott present their new monthly comedy show #PhotobombSF, which combines today's best comics, a theater with San Francisco's ...
12:41 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing NASA rock-teases us with tantalizing up-close Pluto shot
At a press conference this afternoon, NASA revealed the first close-up details of the surface of Pluto. Read the rest...
12:35 pm PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Live coverage of Pluto image press conference with NASA New Horizons team
We are as close as we've ever been to Pluto, and images even more spectacular than this are on the way. Read the rest...
11:29 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Scottish barmen replace kilts with trousers because patrons were grabbing their penises
The Hootananny pub in Inverness, Scotland no longer will feature barman dresses in kilts. The owner and assistant manager say intoxicated customers were lifting the employees' kilts, and in some cases...
11:13 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Family upset that someone keeps shaving a "perfect square" patch in their pet cat's fur
Since January, Tabby the cat has returned to her family's home in Canada five times with a square patch of fur shaved from her body. The family is mystified, and when they told neighbors about it, one...
10:39 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Gentleman offers tongue to crab, crab accepts
Lesson learned! Or perhaps not....
10:31 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Pluto fly-by immortalized in 4 perfect frames by Cyanide & Happiness webcomic
Won't someone think of the poor exoplanets? Read the rest...
10:23 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing This little cartoon captures all of Pluto's lonely feels, as New Horizons probe flys by
Aww. Poor little Pluto. (more…)...
10:06 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Commodore PET cellphone
Before the Amiga, before the C64, there was Commodore's PET, its first great 8-bit machine. Now it's being resurrected, in spirit, as a cellphone. Read the rest...
09:59 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing How to make chocolate chip coffee ice cream without a machine
I want to make this delicious looking ice cream (but with much less sugar). No ice cream maker needed!...
09:58 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Enigma encryption machine from World War II sells for $233,000
A rare Enigma machine, the proto-computer used by the Nazis to send codes during World War II, just sold at auction for $233,000 to an unnamed buyer. Of course, the Enigma code was cracked by Alan Tur...
09:49 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing All this crazy DeepDreaming fractal stuff, explained
Recode's Mark Bergen and Kurt Wagner take us through the internet's latest crazy craze, from top to endlessly repeating puppy-eyed bottom. Read the rest...
09:40 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing US Govt suspected of shutting down new WiFi router for whistleblowers
ProxyHam is a portable WiFi router that costs $200 and mask users IP addresses. Rhino Security Labs, the company that developed ProxyHam was scheduled to debut it at the Def Con convention in Las Vega...
09:30 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Chapo Guzmn escape route video with narco-corrido soundtrack
Gawker's Jesus Diaz points us to this bangin' video charting the escape route of noted Sinaloa drug cartel boss Chapo Guzmn, with a narco-corrido soundtrack. Read the rest...
09:21 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Pill-popping panic - a good brain teaser
A good puzzle from Futility Closet. Read the rest...
09:10 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing 100 Years of Beauty - Episode 9: Italy
Episode 9 of the "100 Years of Beauty" series looks at Italian hairstyles and make up from the 1910s to the 2010s.See also:...
09:05 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing OgoSport Discs let you play volleyball, Frisbee, or paddle ball
My daughter got a Mini OgoSport Discs set as a gift last March and we finally broke it open last week. Read the rest...
09:01 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Man with 90-minute memory loop thinks every day is March 14, 2005
On March 14, 2005 "William O" received an anesthetic for root canal surgery. The next morning when William woke up, he thought it was still March 14 and that he had a dentist appointment. Read the re...
08:58 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Man with 90-minute memory loop thinks every day is March 14, 2005
On March 14, 2005 "William O" received an anesthetic for root canal surgery. The next morning when William woke up, he thought it was still March 14 and that he had a dentist appointment. Read the re...
08:54 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Her Story: a compelling murder mystery game with a tragic flaw
This mystery where you solve a crime with a search engine is brilliantly made—but it has one big problem. Read the rest...
08:53 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Robot-staffed "Weird Hotel" in Japan unveiled today
Imagine checking into a hotel with a robotic dinosaur receptionist behind the front desk. You then hand your bags over to the bell-bot, or trolley robot that takes them to your room. Read the rest...
08:38 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing People with clown phobia fail to get distressing movie poster banned
Coulrophobics were unable to convince England's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban a movie poster with a sinister-looking clown. Read the rest...
08:01 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Ellen Pao was nasty subreddits' last defender, insider claims
Reddit's army of seething adolescents found a target for their anger in the form of Ellen Pao, the site's caretaker CEO and the presumed feminist fascist monster who presided over the censorship of r/...
07:52 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Commodore PET cellphone
Before the Amiga, before the C64, there was the Commodore PET, its first great 8-bit machine. Now it's being resurrected, in spirit, as a cellphone. Read the rest...
07:38 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Death of Adobe Flash eagerly anticipated
After more problems with the plugin, Firefox temporarily blocked it, a Facebook executive requested a sunset plan, and web advocates just want the proprietary, closed-source, notoriously unstable plat...
07:23 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Cover your cat's anus with Twinkle Tush
It is exactly what it says it is. It is $6. [h/t Heather] (more…)...
07:01 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Why aren't ethicists better people?
Professional ethicists aren't any more likely to behave ethically than baseline humans who don't get paid to sit around all day and contemplate the difference between right and wrong. Read the rest...
06:39 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Somebody stole the skull of Nosferatu director FW Murnau
The skull of FW Murnau, the director of the classic vampire film Nosferatu (1922), has been stolen from his grave in Stahnsdorf, Germany. Read the rest...
06:34 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Donald Trump Mysteries
IN WHICH master sleuth Donald Trump investigates why all those illegal immigrants are coming to the U.S. Read the rest...
06:32 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing The world of Star Wars vintage apparel collecting
From big-eared Yoda hats to C-3P0 undies, Star Wars clothing has you covered Read the rest...
06:15 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing All this crazy DeepDreaming fractal stuff, explained
Recode's Mark Bergen and Kyle Wagner take us through the internet's latest crazy craze, from top to endlessly repeating puppy-eyed bottom. Read the rest...
06:00 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Ellen Pao was nasty subreddits' last defender, insider claims
Reddit's army of seething adolescents found a target for their anger in the form of Ellen Pao, the site's caretaker CEO and the presumed feminist fascist monster who presided over the censorship of r/...
05:37 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Judge forces Gardena police to release video of officers killing an unarmed man
Cops in Gardena, Ca., didn't want the public watching them kill a man who took his hands off his head, but a federal judge decided it was in the public interest, reports Richard Winton and Joel Rubin ...
05:09 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing The Murder She Wrote script formula
Game developer Tom Fracis has distilled the essence of this marvelous show into something that covers 70% of all episodes: "the exceptions are kind of nuts." Read the rest...
05:00 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Her Story: a compelling murder mystery game with a tragic flaw
This mystery where you solve a crime with a search engine is brilliantly made—but it has one big problem. Read the rest...
01:23 am PDT - Wed, July 15, 2015
BoingBoing Sculpture makes drone strike casualties more visceral
In Artificial Killing Machine, visitors sit in a chair below cap guns that fire for each drone strike death reported publicly, which print out on a tally from a public database. Read the rest...
10:41 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Comic about the woman who invented the coffee filter
Over at Backchannel, comic artist Andy Warner's illustrated the story of Melitta Bentz, a German housewife who in 1908 invented the coffee filter. Read the rest...
09:59 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Antique toy museum, racist warts and all
Frank Kidd, 83, is the proprietor of Kidd's Toy Museum, a private collection of 20,000 antique toys, from cars and trucks to figurines to, Kidd's favorite genre, mechanical banks like the one above. S...
08:32 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Fat Albert learns about consent
In a very special episode, Rudy teaches Fat Albert that getting friendzoned doesn't mean no, thanks to "Rudy's Little Helper." Hope this doesn't trigger the Cos! (more…)...
08:32 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Weird pale parasitic ghost plants contain no chlorophil
These parasitic corpse plants (Monotopa uniflora) don't need chlorophil for energy, so they are white or pale pink. Krik & stony of Black Owl Outdoors found some in the wild. Read the rest...
08:32 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Video perfectly captures CAPTCHA anxiety
If you've ever stressed out about the new batch of timed CAPTCHAs that involve math equations, games, or inaudable audio, this video on CAPTCHA anxiety by videogamedunkey may feel all too familiar....
07:15 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing NASA's New Horizons spacecraft phones home from Pluto, and all is nominal
We have a healthy spacecraft, we recorded data on the Pluto system, and we're outbound from Pluto. Read the rest...
06:51 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing NASA's New Horizons spacecraft phones home from Pluto, and all is nominal
We have a healthy spacecraft, we recorded data on the Pluto system, and we're outbound from Pluto. Read the rest...
06:33 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Laura Poitras sues the US Government to find out why she was repeatedly detained in airports
The Oscar-winning documentarian, who directed Citizenfour, was detained and searched over 50 times, but the breaking-point was when the US Government refused to respond to her Freedom of Information A...
06:31 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing The Kelvin 23 Multi Tool is the worst thing I've ever bought
Marketed as packing twenty-three functions into one pocketable gadget, the Kelvin 23 is a screwdriver with 15 bits, a hammer, a level, an LED light, a tape measure, and a magnetic picker-upper. Read ...
05:53 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing NASA Ground team stands by for Pluto fly-by confirmation signal from New Horizons
NASAs New Horizons spacecraft is expected to radio home any minute now. We're watching on NASA TV. The moment will end a nearly 22-hour radio blackout as the probe focused on a series of close-up obse...
05:26 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Here's our prediction for Donald Trump's running mate
Donald and Rudy!...
04:47 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Lindsay Benner's "Book of Love" Kickstarter
Lindsay is a silent comedian, and her performances are unlike anything I've seen. Besides being clever and funny, Lindsay is a very skilled juggler and magician. Read the rest...
04:38 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Echochamber, an illusory comment form for your website
echochamber.js creates a fake comment form on your site. The clever part: it stores the comment in the user's browser storage, so when they come back later it's still "there." (more…)...
04:18 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Pluto and other known not-planets in our solar system mapped in scale image montage
Their non-planetary status is a handicap because these are the worlds that we need to get Earthlings excited about exploring. Read the rest...
04:07 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Armada, by Ernest Cline: a joyous, rollicking read
A sponsored review of Ernest Cline's much anticipated Armada Read the rest...
03:23 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Church of Cannabis sues Indiana for restricting its religious liberty
Citing Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the Church of Cannabis is suing the state for preventing it from using its religious sacrament of choice. Read the rest...
03:14 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Reading glasses by the 4-pack ($8)
Currently selling for $7.85 for a 4-pack on Amazon, these normcore reading spectacles are a great deal. Available in a wide range of strengths....
02:49 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Nano Bible no bigger than the tip of a pen
Israeli researchers created a "Nano Bible," all 1.2 million letters of the Old Testament engraved on a gold-plated silicon disk the size of a sugar grain. Read the rest...
02:39 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Trump puts Nazi soldiers on campaign graphic
When it was pointed out that a Donald Trump campaign graphic posted to the candidate's Twitter and Facebook accounts included a photo of people dressed in Nazi soldier uniforms, Trump's people quickly...
02:26 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Oklahoma GOP compares welfare recipients to national park animals
The wit and wisdom of the Oklahoma Republican Party on Facebook:The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of...
02:08 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing 11 movies that made less than $400 at the U.S. box office
How is it possible that a movie with the catchy title of Zyzzyx Road, staring Tom Sizemore and Katherine Heigl, could only gross $30 at the box office? Read the rest...
01:58 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Marijuana foe uses racketeering law to shut down legal retailers in Colorado
In 2012 Coloradans voted to legalize retail sales of recreational marijuana to adults. But a Marijuana prohibition organization in Washington DC, run by a Reagan/Bush-era "Just Say No" wacko named Jam...
01:46 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Beautiful microscope photographs of drugs, legal and illegal: LSD, caffeine, GHB, meth, and more.
Who knew caffeine, aspirin, and LSD were so darn beautiful up close? Read the rest...
01:24 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Listen, free: Four Tets new two-track, 40-minute album, Morning/Evening
The mystical, lilting sounds of the great Indian vocalist Lata Mangeshkar feature prominently on this two-track record. Read the rest...
01:19 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Analyzing the "Goodnight Moon" bedroom
The Ugly Volvo deconstructs the spatial, safety, and existential problems with the baby bunny's bedroom in the iconic children's book "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Clement H...
01:06 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing The "mini-ice age coming in 15 years" isn't coming
Global warming deniers are posting olde timey photos of the Thames River Frost Fair of 1814 and claiming that a new scientific model reveals we are going to enter a mini-ice age in 2030. Read the res...
12:31 pm PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Review: Skull card deck by Bicycle
As skulls are a beloved design motif at Boing Boing, it is no wonder this deck quickly became a favorite! Read the rest...
11:42 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Airbnb CEO shares VC rejection emails from 2008
Airbnb's Brian Chesky posted the rejection letters he received from investors in June 2008 when he was trying to raise $150,000 at a $1.5M valuation, meaning someone could have owned 10% of Airbnb for...
11:13 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Crazed man attacks motorcyclists for lane splitting
After taking a punch to the face, a motorcyclist subdues his attacker. (Via WSHHP)...
11:06 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Australian woman imprisoned in Abu Dhabi for Facebook post
Did you know that if you post a photo of a car parked across two disabled spaces in Abu Dhabi you can go to prison for writing bad words about a person? Jodi Magi, 39, did not know that. Read the res...
11:03 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing William Shatner was none too pleased with his green Star Trek costume
On a panel at Comic-Con last Thursday, William Shatner shared his opinion about the green shirt he had to wear as Captain Kirk on Star Trek. Read the rest...
10:51 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Armada, by Ernest Cline: a joyous, rollicking read
A sponsored review of Ernest Cline's much anticipated Armada Read the rest...
10:30 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Airbnb CEO shares VC rejection emails from 2008
Airbnb's Brian Chesky posted the rejection letters he received from investors in June 2008 when he was trying to raise $150,000 at a $1.5M valuation, meaning someone could have owned 10% of Airbnb for...
10:26 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Smart trash cans in NY expanding Wi-Fi hotspots
Some of New York's public trash cans do more than just collect junk. A few hundred of them can detect when they're too stinky, when to compact the trash, and when it's time to empty them. Read the re...
10:21 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Learn juggling from the amazing Lindsay Benner at our Weekend of Wonder extravaganza
We're super excited to announce that the fabulously talented and funny Lindsay Benner is coming to our Weekend of Wonder event in Southern California (September 18-20). Read the rest...
10:20 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Review: Skull card deck by Bicycle
As skulls are a favorite design motif at Boing Boing, it is no wonder this deck quickly became a favorite! Read the rest...
09:30 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing You probably need more baby quolls in your life
Quolls are marsupials native to Tasmania and Australia, though very few live in the wild in Australia due to decimation by foxes and feral cats. Perhaps the cutest pics are from Craig Borrow of the He...
09:29 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Latvian sendup of idiotic prank videos
Increasingly obnoxious "prank" videos are a global phenomenon, and Latvian TV show Spediens takes things to extremes with a string of them in this sendup of the genre. Read the rest...
09:29 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Cool Welsh dog helps save baby dolphin
Leia is a beautiful dog whose sharp eyes spotted a struggling fellow mammal on the beach. Leia's owner recorded his rescue of the little guy. Read the rest...
09:29 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Emergency moth surgery
YouTuber Eric Nordrum found a beautiful cecropia moth being attacked by a robin, then used online instructions to repair the moth's damaged wing before releasing it. Read the rest...
09:13 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Edmond: The Moonlit Party hearkens back to the golden era of Golden Books
With vivid colors and charming humanized animals, Edmond: The Moonlit Party looks like a neon version of a Richard Scarry book. Read the rest...
09:11 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Pluto in Pluto (Last pic from before NASA flyby)
Even closer, as posted by NASA. Heather thinks she sees Pluto the dog in the surface details. Do you see him?...
08:59 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Procedurally-generated moths are wonderfully haunting, plausible
Straddling the odd line between science and nature, this amazing new procedural generator pays striking tribute to the dusty, incandescent bodies of moths. Read the rest...
08:51 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Man allegedly flew cross-country for horse sex
Jay Hathaway reports that a man flew "cross-country to relax in a long soak of tiny horse piss" only to learn that he was the target of a bestiality sting operation. Read the rest...
08:37 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Dildos dangling from power lines in Portland
Portland is facing a rash of hundreds of dildos hanging from power lines. According to Portland General Electric, the sex toys don't pose a fire hazard. (more…)...
08:23 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Reward of $1 million for Dorothy's stolen ruby slippers
Have you seen these ruby slippers? Someone swiped them from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn and an anonymous individual is offering $1 million reward for their return. From the Washingto...
08:06 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this drone footage of a tornado
Drone footage of a tornado touching down yesterday in Hutchinson, Kansas. (more…)...
07:31 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Countries sized to match their online population
"This map shows the total number of Internet users in a country (size of the country) as well as the percentage of the population that has Internet access (shade of the country)."Looks similar to a 20...
07:21 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Reddit's chief engineer quits
Reddit's Bethany Blount is out, saying she has lost confidence in the company's new direction.Her departure follows the resignation of CEO Ellen Pao, who apparently took the heat for a decision made b...
07:07 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing PETA: SeaWorld infiltrated us
Chris Palmeri reports that an employee of SeaWorld posed as an activist and worked for the animal rights organization for years. Read the rest...
06:56 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Donald Trump buttplug
The work of artist Fernando Sosa, the Trumplug was inspired by the bloviating mogul's comments about Mexican immigrants to the United States. If you would like to get your own Trumplug, you can order...
06:54 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Donald Trump buttplug
The work of artist Fernando Sosa, the Trumplug was inspired by the bloviating mogul's comments about Mexican immigrants to the United States. You can order the design from Shapeways if you would like...
06:20 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Pluto in Pluto (Last pic from before NASA flyby)
Even closer, as posted by NASA. Heather thinks she sees Pluto the dog in the surface details. Do you see him?...
05:20 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Upcoming O'Reilly conference on the future of work: WTF
Tim O'Reilly: "What do on-demand services, AI, and the $15 minimum wage movement have in common? They are telling us, loud and clear, that were in for massive changes in work, business, and the econom...
03:07 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Pixeljunk Eden's Baiyon to direct his own romantic adventure game
Popular Kyoto-based multimedia artist Baiyon, best known for the impeccable PixelJunk Eden, will direct his own 'romantic adventure' game, about love and human incompleteness. Read the rest...
02:52 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Procedurally-generated moths are wonderfully haunting, plausible
Straddling the odd line between science and nature, this amazing new procedural generator pays striking tribute to the dusty, incandescent bodies of moths. Read the rest...
02:46 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Procedurally-generated moths are wonderfully haunting, plausible
Straddling the odd line between science and nature, this amazing new procedural generator pays striking tribute to the dusty, incandescent bodies of moths. Read the rest...
02:28 am PDT - Tue, July 14, 2015
BoingBoing Nintendo's Iwata aimed to 'satisfy peoples need to be happy'
The New Yorker's lovely postscript on Nintendo president Satoru Iwata gathers moving, thoughtful reflections on a man whose enthusiasm for game development and play mattered to so many. Read the res...
10:06 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Database: Old newspaper ads searching for loved ones lost to slavery
The Southwestern Christian Advocate ran its "Lost Friends" page from 1877 until "well into the first decade of the twentieth century."The Historic New Orleans Collection has scanned 330 of these ads ...
09:58 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Nominate your Internet heroes for the 2015 EFF Pioneer Awards
Previous winners include Edward Snowden, Carl Malamud, Limor Fried, Laura Poitras, Hddy Lamarr, Aaron Swartz, Gigi Sohn, Bruce Schneier, Zoe Lofgren, Glenn Greenwald, Jon Postel and many others (I am ...
09:51 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Disembodied mechanical random clickerfinger
Behold, Monobo's "Random User" -- a modded mouse with a mechanical finger that races around the tabletop, exploring "the identity on the Internet theories and the 'Google Analytics' world." Read the ...
09:45 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Time-capsule: hi-rez scans of 1946 Toronto Star funny-pages pull-out
Zack writes, "Cartoonist John Martz was contacted by a woman who found a nearly 20-page comics section from 1946 under her floorboards while doing a home renovation. He scanned every one of the classi...
07:54 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing (FALSE RUMOR!) Rambo returns for Last Blood and guess who he'll be fighting
UPDATE: Stalone's rep told Rolling Stone that the below is not true. "We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where Isis have their greatest strongholds," Stallone said at Comic-Con. Read the r...
05:00 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Save 94% on the UI/UX Designer Bundle
5 Courses, 25+ Hours of UX Training to Delight Your Users: $34....
04:30 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Wi-Fi Range Extender with touch screen
You don't need to use a computer to set up this Wi-Fi range extender. Just follow the instructions on the touchscreen. It also comes with a USB file sharing port. It's $99 on Amazon....
04:00 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Cool Canadian cop defuses potential road rage fight
"Come on, boys."...
03:54 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Trump threatens to "kick El Chapo's ass," then calls FBI when El Chapo returns threat
Yesterday Donald Trump boasted on Twitter that he would "kick El Chapo's ass." When the recently escaped Mexican drug lord (or someone pretending to be him) tweeted back to Trump that he'd "make you e...
03:44 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Mother of twins put an FAQ on their stroller
Uncanny Anny made an FAQ about her young twin girls and took a photo of it attached to their stroller.Yes, they are mine. Read the rest...
03:40 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Woman in wench costume captures sword thief at Colorado Renaissance Festival
22-year-old Connor Ward allegedly tried to swipe a sword at the Colorado Renaissance Festival when two women in costume chased after him. A woman dressed as a wench got him in a headlock until securit...
03:38 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing I finally 3D printed something useful
We have two 30-year-old poolside chairs. They might be 40 years old. They are excellent metal chairs with adjustable backs. The problem was that the plastic sliders on the bottom of the legs had long ...
03:32 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing The best affordable fan for cooling your home this hot summer: Vornado 660
And this fan isn't even marketed as a fan, but an air circulator. Whatever. It works. Read the rest...
03:17 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing America's transgender military ban to be phased out
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter released a statement today confirming that America's "current regulations regarding transgender service members are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distr...
02:52 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Boy Scouts lift gay leadership ban
The Week: "Boy Scouts of America unanimously voted to end its ban on gay scout leaders. The new rule is effective immediately."...
02:43 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Babes In Toyland Bassist: The Jackie Fox rape disclosure shows we still have a lot to learn
Ignorance about rape can tragically mute any instinct to protect or tell Read the rest...
02:15 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing I finally 3D printed something useful
We have two 30-year-old poolside chairs. They might be 40 years old. They are excellent metal chairs with adjustable backs. The problem was that the plastic sliders on the bottom of the legs had long ...
01:47 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: Was Cyrano de Bergerac plagiarized from a Chicago real estate developer?
That being the highly successful French play. Read the rest...
01:26 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Jumping Jacks for Jesus: a most excellent '80s TV workout program
A Christian exercise program from the 1980s in which a Southern lady promises to exercise your soul, as well as your behind. (more…)...
12:54 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing The Jackie Fox rape disclosure shows we still have a lot to learn
Ignorance about rape can tragically mute any instinct to protect or tell Read the rest...
12:15 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Watch Adam Savage and astronaut Chris Hadfield cosplay at Comic-Con
Every year, our friend Adam Savage of Mythbusters and Tested walks the Comic-Con floor completely disguised by his costume and makes a video about it. This year, he was joined by astronaut Chris Hadfi...
12:13 pm PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Offworld Monday roundup: Nostalgia, magical girls and cybersex
The Offworld staff had a lot to say about nostalgia last week, particularly around the announcement that a remake of the fan-favorite 1997 game Final Fantasy VII is on the way. Read the rest...
11:54 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Dispatch from Planet Comic-Con
A lapsed nerd comes home. Read the rest...
11:50 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing 10 Comic-Con announcements that are actually about comics
The sun has set on San Diego, and we've put together the most interesting news that fans of comics -- you know, the books -- shouldn't miss. Read the rest...
11:41 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Watch these swooping paragliders skim across water in style
Competitive canopy piloting has added a remarkable event where pilots get points for skimming their feet across a shallow water feature and landing within a small square. Points are given for precisio...
11:04 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing What happens when wells run dry in California's drought?
Filmmaker Katherine Espejo has been documenting how the increasingly grim drought is affecting her home town in Central California, focusing on parts of East Porterville, where some wells have begun r...
11:04 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Texans brace for Jade Helm 15, massive federal military exercise
About half of Texans are concerned about Jade Helm 15, this week's federal military exercise across the American southwest. Many conspiracy theories advanced by right-wing groups have driven these con...
11:04 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Gorgeous and colorful vaulted murals of Rotterdam's Markthal
Rotterdam wanted to honor the history of its public market by creating a space that felt open even though it was enclosed. The resulting Markthal has a beautiful vaulted ceiling adorned with bright mu...
10:44 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Flash Dice Magically control six dice inside an opaque box
Ive recently discovered the line of cool pocket-size magic tricks made by Tenyo, a Japanese company founded in 1960 that has gained a cult following among amatuer magicians. Read the rest...
10:41 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Offworld Monday roundup: Nostalgia, magical girls and cybersex
The Offworld staff had a lot to say about nostalgia last week, particularly around the announcement that a remake of the fan-favorite 1997 game Final Fantasy VII is on the way. Read the rest...
10:25 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing 10 Comic-Con announcements that are actually about comics
The sun has set on San Diego, and we've put together the most interesting news that fans of comics -- you know, the books -- shouldn't miss. Read the rest...
10:23 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Dispatch from Planet Comic-Con
A lapsed nerd comes home Read the rest...
10:01 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Rambo returns for Last Blood and guess who hell be fighting
“We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where Isis have their greatest strongholds,” Stallone said at Comic-Con. (more…)...
10:01 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Rambo returns for Last Blood and guess who he'll be fighting
"We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where Isis have their greatest strongholds," Stallone said at Comic-Con. (more…)...
09:51 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Lets build a Moon village, says European Space Agencys new director
“I propose a Moon village on the far side of the Moon,” says Johann-Dietrich Woerner who has been in the role of Director General of the European Space Agency (Esa) for just a week. Read t...
09:51 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Let's build a Moon village, says European Space Agency's new director
"I propose a Moon village on the far side of the Moon," says Johann-Dietrich Woerner who has been in the role of Director General of the European Space Agency (Esa) for just a week. Read the rest...
09:17 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Amazing new image of Pluto
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08:55 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Bloom County to return for 2016 election cycle
It's been 25 years since Berkeley Breathed retired from writing and drawing Bloom County, but in a new Facebook post, he indicates that the 2016 election cycle is too tempting an occasion for satire t...
06:02 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing 10 Comic-Con announcements that are actually about comics
The sun has set on San Diego, and we've put together the most interesting news that fans of comics -- you know, the books -- shouldn't miss. Read the rest...
05:20 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Mobile game of the week: Alphabear
A dangerously-captivating and adorable word game provides depth and simplicity at the same time. Read the rest...
04:46 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing 10 Comic-Con announcements that are actually about comics
The sun has set on San Diego, and we've put together the most interesting news that fans of comics -- you know, the books -- shouldn't miss. Read the rest...
04:37 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Offworld Monday roundup: Nostalgia, magical girls and cybersex
The Offworld staff had a lot to say about nostalgia last week, particularly around the announcement that a remake of the fan-favorite 1997 game Final Fantasy VII is on the way. Read the rest...
02:43 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Offworld Monday roundup: Nostalgia, magical girls and cybersex
The Offworld staff had a lot to say about nostalgia last week, particularly around the announcement that a remake of the fan-favorite 1997 game Final Fantasy VII is on the way. Read the rest...
02:41 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, who launched Wii, dies of cancer at 55
In a business where execs often lose touch with their audience, with development, & with the spirit of play, Iwata kept close to all these. Read the rest...
12:13 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Close-up images of Charon, Plutos mysterious moon
A cold and distant place, imaged for the first time from a distance seemingly within reach. Read the rest...
12:12 am PDT - Mon, July 13, 2015
BoingBoing Are you addicted to your phone?
Footage went viral of a young woman suffering a meltdown, on a train, after her phone dies. It looks like it might be just another amusing YouTube tantrum, at first, but her anguish is so extreme as t...
11:34 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Donald Trump joked about dating his own daughter
The Atlantic’s James Fallows reports “3 Truths About Trump,” namely that 1) he can’t win, 2) he will drop out before it gets expensive, and 3) the press shouldn’t tease p...
11:17 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Greedy Bastard burger criticized
A very large hamburger marketed by New Zealand food chain Burger Fuel has attracted the ire of national regulators. Read the rest...
11:17 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing "Greedy Bastard" burger criticized
A very large hamburger marketed by New Zealand food chain Burger Fuel has attracted the ire of national regulators. Read the rest...
10:55 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing British history of slave ownership
Slavery was outlawed in the British Empire in 1833, decades before the U.S. Civil War. The outcome: relative historical obscurity, leaving Britain’s 17th and 18th century luminaries untarnished ...
10:43 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing J.K. Rowling delivers work-of-art smackdown to Twitter sexist
#SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015Tennis star Serena Williams won Wimbledon, to the satisfaction of many, includ...
10:30 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing The perfect Emacs setup
Ah, finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it. pic.twitter.com/f0B10cZybh— Gods Peed (@ieure) June 25, 2015Everything you don’t need to know about the legendary expandable text editor,...
10:28 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Whats causing climate change?
Is it orbital changes? No? Solar variation? Uh uh. Volcanoes? Ffft. What could it possibly be? [Bloomberg]...
10:27 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Toss your frayed, tangled iPhone charger in the garbage get the Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable
Toss your frayed, tangled iPhone charger in the garbage; it’s time for an upgrade. The Titan is wrapped twice in industrial-grade, flexible steel and packs permanently-sealed USB and Lightning c...
10:24 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Get A Lifetime Of Hacker Protection From VPN Land for 74% Off
Keep Your Data Safe from Prying Eyes with Premier Internet Security Read the rest...
09:57 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing The Tor Project is hiring a new executive director
So, an EFF activist gig isn’t for you and neither is deputy director of the Free Software Foundation: how about executive director of the Tor Project, which maintains The Onion Router, a crucial...
09:48 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing University of Toronto upholds alternative medicine course that denied vaccines, taught quantum medicine
The course was taught under the Anthropology department by “homeopath” Beth Landau-Halpern, who is married to the dean of the Scarborough campus, and who had been previously caught on hid...
09:48 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing University of Toronto upholds "alternative medicine" course that denied vaccines, taught "quantum medicine"
The course was taught under the Anthropology department by "homeopath" Beth Landau-Halpern, who is married to the dean of the Scarborough campus, and who had been previously caught on hidden camera s...
09:27 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, who launched Wii, dies of cancer at 55
Iwata-san was known to have been in poor health for some time. Read the rest...
06:41 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Free: 'The 4-Hour Chef' Audiobook By Tim Ferris
Snag Your Free Copy of this New York Times' Bestseller Read the rest...
06:36 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Pay What You Want: Game Design Course Bundle
With the Pay What You Want bundles, you can get something incredible for as little as you want to pay while making the world a better place. And if you beat the average price, youll receive the fully ...
06:26 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Save 72% On The Power Vault 18000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack
Charge 2 USB-Compatible Devices at Once. Don't Let Your Battery Slow Life Down. Read the rest...
06:18 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing DEAL: White Hat Security Hacker Bundle
Protect Yourself from Web Threats with 6 Video Courses Read the rest...
06:04 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Welsh government responds in Klingon to UFO questions
Darren Millar, the Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales, posed three questions to Welsh economy, science and transport minister Edwina Hart about recent UFO sightings and funding re...
05:58 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing How to make a watermelon fruit bowl that looks like a voracious shark
Mike Warren carved a watermelon into this delightful shark fruit bowl! Read the rest...
05:23 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Jello Submarine: The Beatles in gelatin
Photographer and food artist Henry Hargreaves created images from The Beatles’s Yellow Submarine out of gelatin. Read the rest...
04:41 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Satans merry pranksters
Remember the fun Satanic Temple that fought to put a statue of Baphomet on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol and held a “pink mass” at the grave of the mother of Wesboro Baptist Church f...
04:41 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Satan's merry pranksters
Remember the fun Satanic Temple that fought to put a statue of Baphomet on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol and held a "pink mass" at the grave of the mother of Wesboro Baptist Church founder Fred ...
04:21 pm PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a short 1976 documentary about the NYC graffiti scene
“Watching My Name Go By” is a great half-hour BBC documentary from 1976 about the early days of graffiti culture in New York City.(YouTube, thanks UPSO!)...
11:25 am PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Man drives backwards for miles through L.A.s busy streets
A man driving an Audi decided to go on a joyride last Thursday – in reverse. For miles, the mysterious driver with a female passenger winded his way down the Hollywood hills backwards, crossing ...
10:41 am PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Officer suspended after refusing to kill baby bears
A mama bear with two cubs made a habit of sneaking into a mobile home in British Columbia, Canada and raiding the freezer. Read the rest...
09:11 am PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Amazing drone footage probably just a UFO
“It’s crystal clear!” intones the narrator. Come for the pumping stock music, stay for the languid, awed discussion. [Youtube via]...
06:45 am PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Woman regrets drinking air freshener
Air freshener may look like the desirable beverage moonshine, but what sort of moonshine smells like air freshener? Read the rest...
06:01 am PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing PC shipments decline sharply, again
“The death of the PC,” writes Davey Alba, “has not been greatly exaggerated.”Research outfit Gartner tracked a 9.5 percent decline in shipments in the second quarter of this ye...
05:24 am PDT - Sun, July 12, 2015
BoingBoing Single-serving site for space probes
Ariel Waldman and Lisa Ballard’s lovely designs are also available as posters, tees and other useful things. Read the rest...
11:11 pm PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Latent doglizards of cheeseglopping pizza-ads
Take one Google Inceptionism neural-net system, which, when fed its own output over and over, begins to hallucinate dogish-lizardoids in random noise; add one supercut of cheese-porn pizza ads; stir ...
04:54 pm PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing US Army National Guard reveals they, too, recently suffered data breach
The compromised data includes Social Security Numbers, Dates of Birth, and Home Addresses. Read the rest...
04:53 pm PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing US Army National Guard reveals they, too, recently suffered data breach
The compromised data includes Social Security Numbers, Dates of Birth, and Home Addresses. Read the rest...
01:02 pm PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Outraged that a Taco Bell lacks WiFi, woman pulls knife on teen boys
In Tahlequah, Oklahoma, things escalated quickly at a local Taco Bell when Amber Henson discovered the fast food restaurant’s WiFi wasn’t working. Read the rest...
12:55 pm PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Cute raccoon enjoys riding her little red bicycle
The raccoon’s name is Melanie. (more…)...
12:28 pm PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Humpack whale exhales a beautiful rainbow
I have taken whale-watching boat rides off Newport Beach many times, and seen many beautiful things. But there’s always new beauty nature has ready to surprise us. Read the rest...
12:20 pm PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing A supercut of various cute animals sneezing all of the sneezes
Not sure why this is so cute or entertaining, but it’s very much both. (more…)...
12:15 pm PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Amazing photos of jazz legends
Photo and print dealer Limited Runs is touring a fantastic collection of jazz photos from the archives of Metronome, an influential music magazine that published from 1881 to 1961. Read the rest...
12:14 pm PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, behind the scenes video
“You’ve been here, but you don’t know this story,” says Mark Hamill, in this behind the scenes mini-documentary just released at ComicCon. (more…)...
09:43 am PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Satire: Frito Lay CEO mistakes twitter for google search
“A Series of Tweets from the CEO of Frito Lay that He Meant to Type into the Google Search Bar”Update: an earlier version of this post failed to indicate that the linked item was satirical...
08:59 am PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Star Trekkin was a brilliantly bad novelty song
This 1987 nightmare achieved immense commercial success in the UK and Australia. I’ve just listened to it for the first time in a couple of decades, and found it genuinely difficult to get throu...
08:58 am PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Star Trekkin was a horrible novelty song
This 1987 nightmare achieved immense commercial success in the UK and Australia. I’ve just listened to it for the first time in a couple of decades, and found it genuinely difficult to get throu...
07:48 am PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, behind the scenes video
“You’ve been here, but you don’t know this story,” says Mark Hamill, in this behind the scenes mini-documentary just released at ComicCon. (more…)...
06:35 am PDT - Sat, July 11, 2015
BoingBoing Pluto of the day
Now with distinct surface features! [NASA]...
11:24 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Frito Lay CEO mistakes twitter for google search
Medium has the entire collection. His searches are crazily mundane, and he is interested in steampunk girls....
11:16 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing There Is Such a Thing As a Free Lunch
On Crooked Timber, John Quiggin has been rehearsing the arguments from an upcoming book called “Economics in Two Lessons,” and the latest installment asks why, if there’s no such thi...
10:57 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Iowa principals asked to wear bodycams
They’re just cheap clip-ons that write to SSDs and have no tamper-evident measures. Read the rest...
10:51 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing The Free Software Foundation is hiring a deputy director!
If working as an EFF activist isn’t your thing, perhaps helping to run the Free Software Foundation in Boston will be more to your liking? Read the rest...
10:43 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Humble Game Making Bundle: name your price for amazing game dev tools
Joel writes, “Humble Bundle is currently offering a massive amount of game development tools for a very tiny price. Several game engines, art tools, asset packs to help make your games, and more...
09:25 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Gorgeous Taschen book: Art of Burning Man
NK Guy writes, “I’ve spent the past 16 years photographing the spectacular art of the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. And this book is the culmination of those years R...
08:43 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Video of grass waving in the wind is entrancing. Seriously!
Gissur Simonarson shot this in Gjerdrum, near Oslo, Norway. WAY more interesting than watching grass grow. (more…)...
08:34 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Amazing photos of jazz legends
Photo and print dealer Limited Runs is touring a fantastic collection of jazz photos from the archives of Metronome, an influential music magazine that published from 1881 to 1961. Read the rest...
08:08 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Best drone aerial photos of the year
Dronestagram and National Geographic posted the winners of their “2015 Drone Aerial Photography Contest.” Read the rest...
06:52 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Read The Joy of Cybersex, an online sex guide circa 1993
Enjoy this early internet guide to the subversive world of "erotic disks" and "teledildonics." Read the rest...
05:18 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Gun Dog: Part dog, part gun, all cop!
A short film from a few years ago by 39 Degrees North: GUNDOG. Part dog, part gun, all cop! (more…)...
04:39 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Maybe the rise we see in #ADHD diagnoses is partly caused by kids not getting enough sleep
In children, symptoms of sleep deprivation include hyperactivity and impaired interpretation of social cues. Read the rest...
04:25 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing New episode of Circuit Playground electronics for kids
Here’s episode 6 of Circuit Playground, a charming show that teaches kids about electricity. It’s produced by our friends at Adafruit. In this episode, Ladyada teaches Adabot about electri...
04:18 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing With its sonar-reflective leaves, this carnivorous plant is saying to bats please poop on me.
Fun with poop and bats and flesh-eating plants of the Pacific. Read the rest...
04:06 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Moxie Marlinspike profiled in WSJ. Obama thinks secure messaging apps like the one he built are a problem.
[Wall Street Journal]The Wall Street Journal just discovered what some of us have known for a long time: Moxie Marlinspike is really cool, and the work he does is important. Read the rest...
03:50 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao resigns. Co-founder Steve Huffman takes over.
The embattled interim CEO of Reddit, who became all the more embattled after the sacking of a popular admin left unpaid mods outraged, is leaving the company. Read the rest...
03:34 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Ant-Man, the Physics of Shrinking, and the Higgs Boson
It's simply a cross-interaction between the Higgs field and the Pym field! Read the rest...
02:58 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Clear plastic padlock for recreational lockpicking practice
I’ve taken a couple of lockpicking workshops. It was supremely rewarding when I successfully opened a lock using lockpicking tools. Here’s a transparent padlock that shows you how the inte...
02:37 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing TIL that CEO Ellen Pao is out at Reddit, and co-founder Steve Huffman is taking over
The embattled CEO of Reddit, who became all the more embattled after the sacking of a popular admin left unpaid mods outraged, is leaving the company. Read the rest...
01:29 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Doctors who helped US torture detainees could face charges after report details collusion
The American Psychological Association asked a former US attorney to investigate collusion with the Bush administration to promote, support or facilitate torture. Read the rest...
01:16 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Man walks his duckling
This quacked me up....
01:09 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Read The Joy of Cybersex, an online sex guide circa 1993
Enjoy this early internet guide to the subversive world of "erotic disks" and "teledildonics." Read the rest...
12:52 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Book review: Neal Stephensons Seveneves has too little humanity in the characters
Stephensons new novel doesnt generate the kind of excitement for the future that weve come to expect from the author of Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Anathem. Read the rest...
12:42 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Book review: Neal Stephensons Seveneves has too little humanity in the characters
Stephensons new novel doesnt generate the kind of excitement for the future that weve come to expect from the author of Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Anathem. Read the rest...
12:37 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Why Final Fantasy VII matters
Logos flicker on failing monitors, propped up in a quilt of urban junk. Light glitters on seawater beneath jutting pylons. Flowers swell up from the broken floorboards of an abandoned church Read the...
12:33 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing I was an invisible girlfriend for a month.
Once I started playing the role of Invisible s.o., it was strange and, due to a five-minute timer on every message, stressful. Read the rest...
12:28 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Read The Joy of Cybersex, an online sex guide circa 1993
"What is cybersex, and how do I get some? If that's what you're asking yourself, you've come to the right place." Read the rest...
12:25 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Hot-air balloon made from recycled plastic bags
Argentine artist Toms Saracen’s installation, Becoming Aerosolar, is a gigantic hot-air balloon made from recycled plastic bags. Read the rest...
12:24 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Little Library: miniature book-charms for necklaces, bracelets and earrings
From Abigail in Sterling, Scotland: tiny, adorable, books you wear: The Hobbit, The Little Prince, Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, Sherlock Holmes, The Fault in Our Stars, Alice in Wonderland, an...
12:22 pm PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: NASA celebrates 50 years of planetary science awesomeness
On July 14, 2015, New Horizons will take the first close-up pictures of Pluto, exactly 50 years to the day after Mariner 4 flew by Mars and took the first close-up pictures ever of another planet. Rea...
11:42 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Gorgeous Taschen book: Art of Burning Man
NK Guy writes, “I’ve spent the past 16 years photographing the spectacular art of the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. And this book is the culmination of those years R...
11:37 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Circular Infinite Bridge sculpture
The Danish Sculpture by the Sea festival includes a massive piece called Infinite Bridge extending out into the Thors Mllebk River. Read the rest...
11:25 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: The most Russian tool of all time: the knife-flask shovel
After doing some digging, why not relax with some charcuterie and vodka? A knife acts as a cap for a handle flask on this clever Russian shovel....
11:25 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Sharks found living inside underwater volcano
Sharkcano! National Geographic ocean engineer Brennan Phillips sent a camera into Kavachi, an active underwater volcano in the Solomon Islands. He was surprised to find species of sharks living in the...
11:09 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Wife plugged in to alarm clock
Alex of Weird Universe wrote: “Sounds to me like Anna Hindman had good cause for wanting to divorce her husband [in 1938], namely a) his belief that 4 hours sleep is all anyone needs, and b) wir...
11:03 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing What are the greatest pleasures of human existence?
Quora asked the question. Bits & Pieces selected a few example answers: Read the rest...
11:01 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing The US starves its prisoners
Schuylkill County Prison in Pennsylvania feeds inmates portions that are not even enough to fill a 5-year-old child, according to a group of prisoners who have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. R...
10:40 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing What its like to be profoundly face-blind
“It doesnt matter if I know the person: Ive walked right past my husband, my own mother, my daughter, my son, without being able to recognize them.” — 47-year-old consultant, writer,...
10:33 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Ted Cruz sore that NY Times wont let him cheat his way onto best-seller list
Ted Cruz must not have a lot of confidence in his new book, A Time For Truth. Rather than let the book makes its way to the top on its own, he and his publisher Harper Collins resorted to sneaky tacti...
10:26 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing What are the greatest pleasures of human existence?
Quora asked the question. Bits & Pieces selected a few example answers: Read the rest...
10:26 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Half of Americans dont think legal pot will affect traffic safety
A Gallup poll reports that half of Americans don’t worry that our roads will become less safe as more states legalize weed. Read the rest...
10:09 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Wind power generates 140% of Denmarks electricity demand
It’s been extra windy in Denmark recently, and the country’s 3,768 wind farms are producing more power than its residents can use. Read the rest...
09:46 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Disney World decides to allow Sikh postman to deliver mail at resort
For seven year Disney World segregated postal carrier Gurdit Singh from visitors and other staff members because his facial hair and turban violated the resort’s Disney look policy. Read the re...
09:11 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Howto: Irritate Donald Trump
Easy as it may be, New Republic has a guide for absolute beginners who feel comfortable having at least read the manual....
08:37 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Why is Kickstarter letting a hologram scam raise $250k?
The makers of Holus, a “holographic display,” broke all the rules in the book. They posted fake CGI renderings of what’s described elsewhere as a “Pepper’s Ghost”-s...
08:14 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Closing in on Pluto, probe gives us the best pictures yet of distant world
Tomorrow’s will be even better. And the day after that, and the day after that Read the rest...
08:10 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Deliciously designed product mascots that have lured consumers for decades
Quick! When you think of cereal, who says, Theeeyre great! Whos the suave yet finicky cat peddling Nine Lives? The patch-eyed comic punk selling gum? Read the rest...
07:37 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Apples iOS ad-blocking is a net, not a gun
Joel Johnson, freshly out of Gawker’s top editorial role, reports on what Apple may achieve by facilitating ad- and content-blocking in the next version of iOS: leverage over publishers. Read th...
07:36 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Donald Trump loses temper in Twitter exchange with Modern Family writer
I had a big smile watching Modern Family writer Danny Zuker runs comedic circles around Donald Trump on Twitter. The presidential candidate’s rejoinders to Zuker’s spot-on zingers consiste...
07:10 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Stop telling women to smile
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn artist who tried something new to speak up for herselfand address street harassmentthrough art. Read the rest...
07:03 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Impressive GTA V homage to US marriage equality
N&B Gaming commemorated US marriage equality with a fabulous GTA V rainbow dance party, till the cops showed up. Stick around for hilarious outtakes. Read the rest...
07:03 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: Murder at the Priory
Can you solve "the prize puzzle of British criminal jurisprudence"? Read the rest...
06:51 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Meet the female Ghostbusters
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones! The photo (and more) were posted to gaming forums NeoGAF. Looking forward to this....
06:39 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Cat gives boxers unasked-for advice
Sock ‘im! A right! A left! A … gahhhh! You let ‘im too close!...
06:03 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Kickstarting Keyboard.io, the scratch-built keyboard
Jesse Vincent has productized the scratch-built split keyboard he built and is kickstarting a production run. Read the rest...
03:52 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing RIP, Caspar Bowden, tireless, brilliant, effective UK privacy warrior
I met Caspar in 2001 while working for EFF; he was working for the Foundation for Internet Policy Research, which tirelessly lobbied the Lords and Parliament on the new surveillance powers that the Bl...
12:27 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing RIP, Caspar Bowden, tireless, brilliant, effective UK privacy warrior
I met Caspar in 2001 while working for EFF; he was working for the Foundation for Internet Policy Research, which tirelessly lobbied the Lords and Parliament on the new surveillance powers that the Bl...
12:10 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Cthulhu amigurumis
Barcelona’s Mari Axel creates many delightful crocheted and knit lovelies, including a whole range of Cthuloid amigurumi: Cthulhu, Steampunk Cthulhu, Minion Cthulhu; Multicolored Pastel Cthulhus...
12:00 am PDT - Fri, July 10, 2015
BoingBoing Terrifying proposal for airplane seating
What’s worse than cattle-class? Cattle-class in a honeycomb of face-to-face seats where you’re knee-to-knee with a sneezing stranger’s halitosis. Read the rest...
11:39 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing How Seattles economic boom is destroying the city
Jeff writes, “While reading Cory’s recent post about leaving London reminded me more of the unaffordable real estate in Vancouver, British Columbia, it resembles some of the dramatic effec...
11:14 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Transparent hotel room hanging from side of mountain
For around $300/night, you can sleep in a transparent bedroom hanging off the side of a mountain above Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas. Read the rest...
10:50 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: DeSotos in space!
A fantastic TV commercial for DeSoto automobiles from 1957. (via Weird Universe)...
10:45 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Pirate MEPs copyright reforms voted in by Europarl with Right of Panorama intact
German MEP Julia Reda’s brilliant recommendations for reforming EU copyright have passed the European Parliament, and the dastardly attempt to make it illegal to take “commercial” ph...
10:32 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Lifeguard flies rainbow flag, idiotic complaints follow
On July 4, Zach Hupp, a lifeguard on Carolina Beach, NC, flew a rainbow flag from his post. Hupp says someone immediately complained to another lifeguard, concerned “that they thought because I ...
10:32 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing RIP, Caspar Bowden, tireless, brilliant, effective UK privacy warrior
I met Caspar in 2001 while working for EFF; he was working for the Foundation for Internet Policy Research, which tirelessly lobbied the Lords and Parliament on the new surveillance powers that the Bl...
09:46 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Tom Selleck accused of stealing water from fire hydrant
Tom Selleck, best known as Magnum P.I., has apparently settled, at least tentatively, with the Ventura County water district after the actor was accused of stealing water from a fire hydrant and truck...
09:23 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Pope Leo XII drank coca wine and also endorsed it in ads
As previously posted, Pope Francis plans to chew coca leaves and already drank tea infused with coca, the raw ingredient in cocaine, during his visit to Bolivia. Psychedelic historian Michael Horowitz...
04:51 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing The Dead Mountaineers Inn by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky
From Russia’s masters of science fiction comes a manorhouse murder mystery parody that puts Clue to shame. The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn is every bit as clever, and queer, a novel as I’...
03:23 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing $4 LED bulbs to replace my dead incandescents
I’ve been waiting to switch to LED bulbs but didn’t want to pay $10-20 a bulb. These are reasonably priced, and look like a normal bulb. Read the rest...
02:58 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Runaways band member was raped by her manager in front of other band members
Lena says, “HuffPost Highline just posted an article about Jackie Fuchs (aka Jackie Fox), who was a member of 70s band The Runaways. Read the rest...
02:51 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing 3 TB external hard drive for $99
I was a mechanical engineer in the 1980s. I was a quality assurance engineer and a development engineer in the disk drive industry. Read the rest...
02:35 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing 3Doodler 2.0 Exclusive Bundle
The age of 3D is upon us, and the 3Doodler is changing the way we draw with its one-of-a-kind functionality. With the 3Doodler, you can freestyle scribble or draw solid, stable objects and crafts by e...
02:17 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing 3 TB external hard drive for $87
I was a mechanical engineer in the 1980s. I was a quality assurance engineer and a development engineer in the disk drive industry. Read the rest...
01:58 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Donald Trump loses temper in Twitter exchange with Modern Family writer
I had a big smile watching Modern Family writer Danny Zuker run comedic circles around Donald Trump on Twitter. The presidential candidate’s rejoinders to Zuker’s spot-on zingers consisted...
01:31 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing South Carolina: Confederate flag will be removed from Statehouse on Friday, July 10 at 10am
It’s about time.South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, just now: ”The Confederate flag is coming off the South Carolina Statehouse. Tomorrow morning at 10:00am, we will see the Confederate F...
01:12 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing US says hackers stole Social Security numbers from 21.5 million people in OPM data breach
The new number is a lot higher than the 14 million figure investigators offered last month. Read the rest...
12:56 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing What is marriage, anyway? Sesame Street's Grover and a cute childexplain.
If someone in your life is confused by the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the USA, show them this helpful video in which Grover and Jesse discuss what marriage is....
12:56 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing What is marriage, anyway? Sesame Streets Grover and a cute child explain.
If someone in your life is confused by the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the USA, show them this helpful video in which Grover and Jesse discuss what marriage is....
12:38 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Sea Turtle's eye-view of the Great BarrierReef
This fantastic video from the World Wildlife Fund in Australia is a turtles eye view of the The Great Barrier Reef. Read the rest...
12:38 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Sea Turtles eye-view of the Great Barrier Reef
This fantastic video from the World Wildlife Fund in Australia is a turtles eye view of the The Great Barrier Reef. Read the rest...
12:10 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing The most amazing building in the world was started in 1883 - still not finished buildingit
One of the most amazing things I've ever seen was Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The basilica looks like a giant drippy asymmetrical sandcastle. Read the rest...
12:10 pm PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing The most amazing building in the world was started in 1883 still not finished building it
One of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen was Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The basilica looks like a giant drippy asymmetrical sandcastle. Re...
11:46 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing GOOD MEAUSURE, a multi-city indie musictour
San Francisco-based brands Joie de Vivre Hotels, Noise Pop and Boing Boing announce GOOD MEAUSURE, a multi-city indie music tour. GOOD MEASURE will span four cities, exploring sense of place through s...
11:46 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing GOOD MEAUSURE, a multi-city indie music tour
San Francisco-based brands Joie de Vivre Hotels, Noise Pop and Boing Boing announce GOOD MEAUSURE, a multi-city indie music tour. GOOD MEASURE will span four cities, exploring sense of place through s...
11:27 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Time's infamous "cyberporn" scare story author looks back 20 yearslater
In 1995 Time magazine published a cover story about online pornography that gave grandstanding politicians an excuse to try to censor the Internet. Read the rest...
11:27 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Times infamous cyberporn scare story author looks back 20 years later
In 1995 Time magazine published a cover story about online pornography that gave grandstanding politicians an excuse to try to censor the Internet. Read the rest...
11:16 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Brief history ofQuaaludes
Quaaludes, the pills Bill Cosby admitted giving to women so he could have sex with them, are a prescription sedative that took off as a recreational drug during the 1970s disco era. In 1985, commercia...
11:16 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Brief history of Quaaludes
Quaaludes, the pills Bill Cosby admitted giving to women so he could have sex with them, are a prescription sedative that took off as a recreational drug during the 1970s disco era. In 1985, commercia...
11:08 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Fabulous hats of San Quentin State Prison womeninmates
That's Bertha Boronda in the lower left square. I'm not sure if her proud look reflects her satisfaction of having the biggest hat or successfully cut off her unfaithful husband's penis with a straigh...
11:08 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Fabulous hats of San Quentin State Prison women inmates
That’s Bertha Boronda in the lower left square. I’m not sure if her proud look reflects her satisfaction of having the biggest hat or successfully cut off her unfaithful husband’s pe...
10:59 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Scientific study: real vampires don't want to bestereotyped
People who claim to be real vampires and must drink others' blood for energy are hesitant to talk to psychological counselors and other helping professionals about their lives because they fear being ...
10:59 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Scientific study: real vampires dont want to be stereotyped
People who claim to be real vampires and must drink others’ blood for energy are hesitant to talk to psychological counselors and other helping professionals about their lives because they fear ...
10:57 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing My upcoming events inSeattle
I'm teaching the Clarion West writing workshop in Seattle in late July, and you can come see me at two events, one on July 25, the other on July 28. Read the rest...
10:57 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing My upcoming events in Seattle
I’m teaching the Clarion West writing workshop in Seattle in late July, and you can come see me at two events, one on July 25, the other on July 28. Read the rest...
10:55 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing How to hang sweaters so they don't get shoulderbumps
One useful tip of many from this list....
10:55 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing How to hang sweaters so they dont get shoulder bumps
One useful tip of many from this list....
10:44 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Man's two cute "puppies" grew into wildbears
In 2013, Wang Kaiyu, a Yunan resident in China, bought two cute black puppies, one male and one female, who were playful and well-behaved. Read the rest...
10:44 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Mans two cute puppies grew into wild bears
In 2013, Wang Kaiyu, a Yunan resident in China, bought two cute black puppies, one male and one female, who were playful and well-behaved. Read the rest...
10:38 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Gene therapy restored hearing in deafmice
Researchers partially restored hearing in deaf mice with a certain kind of genetic hearing loss by inserting working copies of the mutated genes. Eventually the technique could lead to gene therapy fo...
10:38 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Gene therapy restored hearing in deaf mice
Researchers partially restored hearing in deaf mice with a certain kind of genetic hearing loss by inserting working copies of the mutated genes. Eventually the technique could lead to gene therapy fo...
10:27 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Watch R2-D2 levitate forreal
Otto Dieffenbach uses the Force (and some creative RC engineering) to levitate R2-D2. (more…)...
10:27 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Watch R2-D2 levitate for real
Otto Dieffenbach uses the Force (and some creative RC engineering) to levitate R2-D2. (more…)...
10:14 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Now legal to break a car window to save a dog's life inTennessee
The state of Tennessee extended its "Good Samaritan law" this month, allowing people to smash a car window to save a dog from dying in a hot car. Read the rest...
10:14 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Now legal to break a car window to save a dogs life in Tennessee
The state of Tennessee extended its “Good Samaritan law” this month, allowing people to smash a car window to save a dog from dying in a hot car. Read the rest...
10:13 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Clever workaround for Instagrams anti-female nipplepolicies
Instagram doesn't allow women to show their nipples, but they allow men to show their nipples. So here's a man's nipple to cut, resize, and paste over a women's nipple. Problem solved! Read the rest...
10:13 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Clever workaround for Instagrams anti-female nipple policies
Instagram doesn’t allow women to show their nipples, but they allow men to show their nipples. So here’s a man’s nipple to cut, resize, and paste over a women’s nipple. Problem...
10:10 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this cat slap the funkybass
Endlessly entertaining. (more…)...
10:10 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this cat slap the funky bass
Endlessly entertaining. (more…)...
10:03 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing The FBI targeted MAD magazine in1957
In 1957 the FBI felt threatened by the Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD after the magazine ran a piece about draft dodging as a game, which involved writing to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and asking him f...
10:03 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing The FBI targeted MAD magazine in 1957
In 1957 the FBI felt threatened by the Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD after the magazine ran a piece about draft dodging as a game, which involved writing to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and asking him f...
09:53 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing The Awlprofiled
Josh Dzieza profiles The Awl, the Internet's best.Founded in 2009 by Choire Sicha and Alex Balk, The Awl stands counter to the prevailing trends in the media industry, commenting skeptically on the co...
09:53 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing The Awl profiled
Josh Dzieza profiles The Awl, the Internet’s best.Founded in 2009 by Choire Sicha and Alex Balk, The Awl stands counter to the prevailing trends in the media industry, commenting skeptically on ...
09:51 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Icelandic fogwaterfall
Captured this whilst hiking the cliffs in Ltrabjarg [Iceland]. This came across as an anomaly where it seems that the fog was flowing down like a waterfall. Reginald Schmidt via r/videos....
09:51 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Icelandic fog waterfall
Captured this whilst hiking the cliffs in Ltrabjarg [Iceland]. This came across as an anomaly where it seems that the fog was flowing down like a waterfall. Reginald Schmidt via r/videos....
09:49 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing The Six Million Dollar Man, season1
Colonel Steve Austin nearly died in a fiery space accident. The Office of Scientific Intelligence rebuilt him better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster. Read the rest...
09:49 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing The Six Million Dollar Man, season 1
Colonel Steve Austin nearly died in a fiery space accident. The Office of Scientific Intelligence rebuilt him better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster. Read the rest...
09:33 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Putin's party launches "straight pride"flag
Pictured here in a photo taken by prospektvernadskogo on Instagram, the flagdepicting two opposite-sex adults and three kidswas reportedly designed by Russia's Unity party. Read the rest...
09:33 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Putins party launches straight pride flag
Pictured here in a photo taken by prospektvernadskogo on Instagram, the flagdepicting two opposite-sex adults and three kidswas reportedly designed by Russia’s Unity party. Read the rest...
09:27 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Game of Thrones deaths as pixel artanimations
All Pixels Must Die is the work of Filipe Costa, Matheus Muniz and Paulo Bohrer II. Spoilers! Nasty, nasty spoilers. [via]...
09:27 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Game of Thrones deaths as pixel art animations
All Pixels Must Die is the work of Filipe Costa, Matheus Muniz and Paulo Bohrer II. Spoilers! Nasty, nasty spoilers. [via]...
09:14 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing 3D-printedtardigrades
A two-inch replica of this delightful creature (previously) may now be printed out to keep forever.The Tardigrade (also known as the Water Bear) can survive in extreme environments. Read the rest...
09:14 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing 3D-printed tardigrades
A two-inch replica of this delightful creature (previously) may now be printed out to keep forever.The Tardigrade (also known as the Water Bear) can survive in extreme environments. Read the rest...
09:05 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Twerking robot bottom yours for$1000
Pornhub sells these. Why? It hardly matters. (more…)...
09:05 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Twerking robot bottom yours for $1000
Pornhub sells these. Why? It hardly matters. (more…)...
07:44 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: Neil Gaiman writes all thethings!
Enjoy the latest podcast from Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt Read the rest...
07:14 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Awesome 5-star solar system with two contacting pairsfound
Will you live long enough to watch the setting suns?"This is a truly exotic star system. In principle there's no reason why it couldn't have planets in orbit around each of the pairs of stars. Read t...
06:56 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Archie's "new hipsterlook"
Archie comics, that bastion of thick, small newsprint books at supermarket checkout, is getting yet another vaguely ironic makeover! The ginger ninja of our hearts is, to quote Bloomberg, "getting a n...
06:36 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Bend light at Antrum spatio-graphical interactiveinstallation
Tatiana Plakhova created gorgeous pulsing geometric patterns, then projected them onto a membrane that allows visitor interaction. Read the rest...
06:36 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Clever food festival posters turn produce intolandscapes
These delightful images were created to celebrate an annual food and culture festival in Brazil. Read the rest...
06:35 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing US Navy: By 2050 Arctic Ocean ice will all melt insummers
Many troubling stats about climate change's effect in the North Pole region are tucked into Newsweek's article on the geopolitical gold rush taking place up there. Read the rest...
06:35 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Kentucky official calls cops, denies gay couple's marriagelicense
Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis discontinued all marriage licenses rather than give one to gay couples like David V. Moore and David Ermold, together for 17 years and local residents for ten. R...
06:33 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Buzzfeed infiltrated a racist teen message group and it'samazing
Today's required reading; Joe Bernstein did not have to tell them his last name to get in. Read the rest...
06:25 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing A segway/strandbeest that's powered by ahand-drill
Izzy Swan's drill-powered walking-machine uses a leg-design inspired by the wind-walking strandbeest and connects it to a ride-'em platform for the pilot. Read the rest...
05:08 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Archie's "new hipsterlook"
Archie comics, that bastion of thick, small newsprint books at supermarket checkout, is getting yet another vaguely ironic makeover! The ginger ninja of our hearts is, to quote Bloomberg, "getting a n...
02:36 am PDT - Thu, July 9, 2015
BoingBoing Every item in Katamari Damacy,Tweeted
It seems like you can't possibly count every single detailed dollhouse object in the well-loved Katamari Damacy, but someone is trying—and the item descriptions are even funnier than you remembe...
11:47 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing What horrible things did we learn about Hacking Teamtoday?
The enormous dump of docs from cyber-arms-dealer Hacking Team continues to yield up details, like the time the company tried to sell spying tools to a death squad. Read the rest...
11:47 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing What horrible things did we learn about Hacking Team today?
The enormous dump of docs from cyber-arms-dealer Hacking Team continues to yield up details, like the time the company tried to sell spying tools to a death squad. Read the rest...
11:21 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Shark repellants don'twork
Julia Child, before she was a celebrity chef, was a US intelligence officer who during World War II tried to develop a shark repellant for the Navy. It didn't work at all, and the search for an effect...
11:11 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing What happened at yesterday's Congressional hearings on banningcrypto?
Cryptographers and security experts gathered on the Hill yesterday to tell Congress how stupid it was to ban crypto in order to make it easier to spy on "bad guys." Read the rest...
11:11 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing What happened at yesterdays Congressional hearings on banning crypto?
Cryptographers and security experts gathered on the Hill yesterday to tell Congress how stupid it was to ban crypto in order to make it easier to spy on “bad guys.” Read the rest...
10:51 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Does this McDonald's Minions toy say "What thefuck?"
Some parents are complaining that a Minions talking toy available at McDonald's sounds like it says "What the fuck!" Gotta love audio pareidolia. Read the rest...
10:41 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing NZ's anti-troll law: gift to trolls, bad for freespeech
If you set out to create the platonic ideal of a badly considered anti-trolling bill that made a bunch of ineffectual gestures at ending harassment without regard to the collateral damage on everythin...
10:24 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this trippy animated interview with ReggieWatts
From our friends at California Sunday, this beautiful animated interview with comedian/musician Reggie Watts. Animation by Drew Tyndell. "California Inspires Me" (California Sunday)...
06:24 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Watch great white shark photobombed by another great whiteshark
A great white shark photobombs another great white shark near Seal Island in Mossel Bay, South Africa. (more…)...
06:24 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Non-metal robot performs prostate surgery insideMRI
Researchers are developing a robot made from plastic and ceramic motors that can perform surgery on a patient inside a magnetic resonance imaging machine where metal is a no-no. Read the rest...
05:54 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Federal judge cancels Washington Redskinstrademark
A federal judge today cancelled the Washington Redskins federal trademark registrations on their name because it's racist. US District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee's decision affirmed a previous ruling that...
05:50 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Ultimate guided meditationvideo
Join with your inner stillness, where those fucks can't get under your skin with all their horseshit....
05:43 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Let's turn everything intoFacebook
Nick Bilton does not approve of how Twitter works. Read the rest...
05:34 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Clever street art celebrating same-sex marriageruling
Celebratory street art spotted in San Francisco's Castro District, an iconic epicenter of LGBTQ culture. (more…)...
05:34 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Bulldog puppies explore a slide for the first time and failadorably
A slobbering Sisyphus. (more…)...
05:33 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing The best EDMdrop
Seriously, they don't come deeper and harder than this. [via r/videos]...
04:31 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Dogs: Jack Russell Terrier with brain damage and movement disorder goesswimming
Happy, who has a movement disorder, goes on a field trip to French Lake to try out her new life vest. (more…)...
04:02 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Molly Crabapple's dystopian take on The Great New York Stock Exchange Outage of July,2015
I was met by fires in the streets, the screams of the dying tourists and the shouts of former traders offering sacrifices to their new gods... Read the rest...
03:19 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Are you sick of "Minions"yet?
Brian Feldman charts the rise and hopefully imminent fall of "the perfect meme."They are maybe the platonic ideal of franchise mascot. Read the rest...
03:16 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Apple 1987 predictions of what 1997 would belike
They got everything right! [via, via]...
03:16 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Federal judge cancels Washington Redskinstrademark
A federal judge today cancelled the Washington Redskins federal trademark registrations on their name because it's racist. US District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee's decision affirmed a previous ruling that...
03:10 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Director Wes Anderson's colorschemes
@presentcorrect created Wes Anderson Palettes, a Tumblog of gentle twee wonder. [via Kottke]...
03:02 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Racists angry at "cuckoldculture"
Ashley Feinberg marvels at the hate-watching obsession du jour for America's white supremacists: a teen show where white and black kids coexist. Read the rest...
02:49 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Giant shredding machine shreds othermachines
Der Vorbrecher VB 950 DK (RED GIANT) komplette motoren.[via]...
02:48 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Trump says he'll win the Latinovote
Trump today: Ill win the Latino vote because Ill create jobs. Ill create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs they didnt have, Ill do better on that vote than anybody, I will win that vote." Read the r...
02:41 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Federal judge cancels Washington Redskinstrademark
A federal judge today cancelled the Washington Redskins federal trademark registrations on their name because it's racist. US District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee's decision affirmed a previous ruling that...
02:32 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Star Trek creator's perfect comment on casting a bald captain for ST:TNG
At a press conference about Star Trek: The Next Generation, a reporter asked Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry about casting Patrick Stewart, commenting that "Surely by the 24th century, they would h...
02:20 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Federal judge cancels Washington Redskinstrademark
A Federal judge canceled the The Washington Redskins' trademark registration after after agreeing with the US Patent Office's finding that the NFL team's name and logo are disparaging against Native A...
02:09 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Amazon Fire Phone for $159, includes one year ofPrime
On June 23, I posted that an Amazon Fire Phone (32GB, Unlocked GSM) was selling for $179. I almost bought one, because it includes a year of Amazon Prime, which I pay $100 per year for. Read the rest...
01:55 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Malfunction, a nice animation byCyriak
I missed this last year, but @greatdismal brought it to my attention and I find it to my liking....
01:34 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Florida cops get to decide whether to ticket or arrest people caught withweed
In Miami-Dade Florida, cops have been given the option to either issue a $100 citation for misdemeanor marijuana possession, or arrest the person for the exact same offense. Read the rest...
01:33 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Are you sick of "Minions"yet?
Brian Feldman charts the rise and hopefully imminent fall of "the perfect meme."They are maybe the platonic ideal of franchise mascot. Read the rest...
01:13 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Apple 1987 predictions of what 1997 would belike
They got everything right! [via, via]...
12:55 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Fill a pocket sketchbook, send it, watch it tour theglobe
The Sketchbook Project is a unique Brooklyn-based global arts initiative that's been operating for the past ten years. Anyone who wants to participate buys one of their pocket sketchbooks. Read the r...
12:52 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing iOS ad and tracker-blocking taken for a suprisingly fastspin
With the content-blocking features of the new iOS Safari, the load-time of popular Apple website iMore is reduced from 11 seconds to just 2 seconds. Read the rest...
12:41 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Potbox: a monthly subscription box forweed
Until Chris Christie becomes president, residents of San Francisco and Los Angeles are able to subscribe to a monthly box of 10 grams of weed, from a company called Potbox, for $150. Read the rest...
12:29 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing A New ConfederateFlag
New Confederate Flag: a tumblog of greatness. Read the rest...
12:29 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Hakim, the Masked Coder ofMinneapolis
On social fragmentation, the internet, and the special happiness of farewells. Read the rest...
12:14 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Report: Uber uses GPS to punish drivers in China who get close toprotests
To appease the Chinese government, Uber is using GPS on drivers phones to ID and threaten any Uber drivers who get too close to the taxi drivers' protests. Read the rest...
12:10 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Time-lapse: 11 years of the Opportunity Mars Rover's collision-avoidancecamera
The brave little robot's covered 42.2km on its suicide mission to the Red Planet; this footage spans Jan 2004 to Apr 2015. (Thanks, Robbo!)...
12:05 pm PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing New Mexico police on the lookout for Gummy BearBandit
Oh, Albuquerque. Never change. Read the rest...
11:47 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Movies edited down to only the parts where non-white actors speak. They're very shortfilms.
It's a simple idea, and the results are pretty striking. Read the rest...
11:47 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Inadvertent "Smells Like Teen Spirit"tribute
A falling shovel recreates Nirvana's distinct opening. (via Vice)...
11:27 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Mother bear teaches her cub how to climb acliff
YouTuber YJSubs expertly stabilized this precarious ursine cliff climb, with a mother bear showing her cub the best route. She's not as helpful as a raccoon! (more…)...
11:20 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Venomous spiders found in New Zealandgrapes
If you live in New Zealand, put down the grapes. Since Friday, at least ten poisonous spiders have been spotted in imported grapes, including 5 black widows, 2 sac spiders, and 1 brown widow. Read th...
11:12 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Why Facebook changed its friendsicon
Caitlin Winner, design manager at Facebook, explains why she gave Facebook's friends icon a much needed update:Next, I was moved to do something about the size and order of the female silhouette in th...
10:56 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Excellent ink-on-flesh drawing of handbones
"Bones Exposed" by Seductive_Sketches. (more…)...
10:54 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: "Bottle Episodes" of favorite TV shows like Star Trek, produced on thecheap
"Bottle episodes" are budget-saving episodes of TV series that are produced on-the-cheap, using as few sets, effects, and even actors as possible. The term came from "ship-in-a-bottle episodes" of the...
10:49 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Hakim, the Masked Coder ofMinneapolis
Much on social media could at least theoretically have been faked. Read the rest...
10:49 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Mad Max: MuppetRoad
JoopaDoops on Deviant Art explains:I love the Muppets so I tend to picture them as all kinds of pop culture phenoms. In this case, once I pictured Dr. Teeth as Immortan Joe, I had to make it happen. P...
10:48 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Survey of "Bottle Episodes," inexpensive but oft-greatTV
"Bottle episodes" are budget-saving episodes of TV series that are produced on-the-cheap, using as few sets, effects, and even actors. The term came from "ship-in-a-bottle episodes" of the original St...
10:21 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Arrow Hero is a brutal little game and I can't stop playingit
It's both awesome and irksome, fun and fricative, that precious little psychic median from whence the only onward course is always just again. Read the rest...
10:02 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Argentine police raid programmer who discovered fatal e-votingflaws
Joaqun Sorianello found the defects in MSA, manufacturer of the Vot.ar e-voting system, and the next he heard about it was when the police came to his house, seized every piece of electronic equipmen...
10:00 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Planes and stocks both freeze this AM over computerglitches
It's a strange morning when stocks and planes are both shut down due to two separate computer glitches. First it was United Airlines at 8am ET, who was forced to ground all of its departing planes in ...
09:58 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Listen to the Goldeneye 007 soundtrack as it was always meant to beheard
Did you know about audio compression related to tech limitations? Today, enjoy some nostalgic, amazing game tracks free of such auld constraints. Takes you right back. Read the rest...
09:45 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Fhtagn! The inceptionized route from noise to latent doglizards, in5:36
Take Google Research's "inceptionism" white-paper on AI-based pattern matching and feed it random noise, then recurse the output over and over, and the deep doglizards of reality come out to play. Rea...
09:25 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Drawings from "thought transference" experiment(1885)
Public Domain Review found this illustration from an 1885 issue of Science that was scanned and saved at archive.org. Read the rest...
09:21 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Who Censored RogerRabbit?
I've always enjoyed Gary Wolf's Who Censored Roger Rabbit? far more than the movie adaption. Dark and gritty, this noir fantasy is a thriller! Read the rest...
08:17 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing How to make a drinkinggame
Sure, we all know what a drinking game is: a game designed to get you trashed. But what does it look like from the perspective of a game designer? How does it work? Read the rest...
08:03 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Intricate crocheted wire heart by AnneMondro
Artist Anne Mondro uses narrow-gauged tinned copper wire and other materials to create works like If I can stop one heart from breaking. Read the rest...
07:44 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Puphaus creates stylish mid-century modern inspireddoghouse
If your dog needs a quiet getaway from sun and rain, but is too cool for a traditional doghouse or cheap plastic igloo, Puphaus by Pyramd may be the best option. Read the rest...
07:41 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Hula creates murals only accessible bysurfboard
Street artist Hula paddles out to a secluded surface with supplies perched on his board, then paints an evocative mural in this lovely video shot by by Aaron Austin. Read the rest...
06:10 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Judge Scalia Channels theFramers
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Judge Scalia channels the Constitution's Framers to deliver his own two-fisted brand of jurisprudence! Read the rest...
02:45 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing Computer scientists on the excruciating stupidity of banningcrypto
A paper from some of the most important names in crypto/security history scorchingly condemns plans by the US and UK governments to ban "strong" (e.g. "working") crypto. Read the rest...
02:21 am PDT - Wed, July 8, 2015
BoingBoing WAS: a new edition of Geoff Ryman's World Fantasy-nominated Oznovel
The novel tore my heart out in 1992: a contrafactual memoir of L Frank Baum; a desperately poor girl called Dorothy Gael from Manhattan, KS; and a makeup artist on the set of the classic MGM film. Rea...
11:30 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: The Walking Cube, a shapeshifting sculpture of pipes andpneumatics
1024 Architecture created this dynamic cube sculpture using metal pipes and pneumatics. The resulting kinetic art is a nightmarish dancing figure. Read the rest...
10:53 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing EFF is hiring anactivist!
You can save the future! EFF pays a competitive wage and offers moving assistance and help with home-buying for its new hires, too. Read the rest...
10:01 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Hacking Team leak: bogus copyright takedowns and mass DEA surveillance inColombia
Fallout from yesterday's enormous dump of internal documents from Italy's notorious Hacking Team, a cyber-arms dealer for the world's worst autocratic regimes, is just getting started. Read the rest...
05:04 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Crazy and amazing unofficial Barbie fashions from the1960s
Collectors Weekly's Ben Marks says, "Schiffer Publishing has just released 'Doll Junk: Collectible & Crazy Fashions from the 70s & 80s,' by Carmen Varricchio, who fills almost 200 pages with...
04:47 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Tortilla laser-etched into a record that actuallyplays!
Enjoy the edible lo-fi sounds of "Jarabe Tapato," aka "The Mexican Hat Dance." Over at Instructables, learn how to make your own tortilla record! Read the rest...
04:05 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Curing kids of the notion that they suck atscience
Can a new computer-assisted teaching program rid us of the cognitive errors that lead to students believing they suck at math or just arent cut out to study science? According to Ulrik Christensen, s...
03:51 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Foundry is a new company that helps makers share and learn from eachother
I was so excited about Foundry that I joined its board of advisors. It's a company that help makers show off their creations, collaborate with other makers, and, eventually, get their products to mark...
03:25 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Beatbugs - facepainting plus beatboxing equalsawesomeness
Fletcher Bedon, a DJ music producer from South Africa, produced and directed this video starring "two beat-boxers [Denver Turner and Anderson Chituse] and a whole lot of face paint." Below, the making...
03:11 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing My favorite dark chocolate: Lindt 90%cocoa
In earlier posts, I've mentioned that I don't like airplane food. When I fly I either fast or pack along macadamia nuts, applewood smoked bacon jerky, and dark chocolate. Read the rest...
02:08 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Paula Deen apologizes for racist tweet: "It's my social media manager'sfault"
Paula Deen tweeted a photo of her son wearing brownface in order to impersonate Cuban-born I Love Lucy character Ricky Ricardo, along with the words "Lucyyyyyyy! Read the rest...
01:48 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Mayor says town seal depicting white man strangling Native American is a "friendly wrestlingmatch"
The first thought that anyone has of this image is, "Theres some white guy killing an Indian, strangling an Indian,"?" says Cliff Matias, director of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council in Brookl...
01:47 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing The International Love Ultimatum inspires DIY games aboutrelationships
Mainstream video games tend to focus on mechanics of destruction, with far less attention paid to the mechanics of building romances, friendships and other relationships. Read the rest...
01:11 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Best Coast: new music video for "FeelingOK"
SoCal psych-pop duo Best Coast present the video for "Feeling OK" from their bold new album California Nights. Read the rest...
12:29 pm PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Anti-Stress Coloring Book all ages can enjoy this old-school, unpluggedactivity
My girlfriend squeed when I pulled this book out of my bag. Apparently, this coloring-books-for-adults craze is the real thing! Adult coloring books have been around for some time now, and art has bee...
11:37 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing 49 Boxes: a most incredible sharedexperience
Michael Borys' magical participatory experience is art, and puzzles, and story, and musicand so much more. Read the rest...
10:55 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Gentleman leaps onto Broadway stage to charge hisiPhone
If you thought you've seen it all when it comes to iPhone rudeness and stupidity, think again. A fellow in the audience at the Booth Theater in New York had a sudden urge to charge his phone, and spot...
10:22 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Judge is unsure that Christian terrorist who made elaborate plans to kill US Muslims is athreat
Earlier this year Robert Doggart, a Christian minster, told an FBI informant of his plans to attack a Pennsylvania community of black Muslims. Read the rest...
10:22 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Bear in Minnesota zoo hammers glass barrier with rock and shattersit
Yesterday, as Minnesota zoo visitors watched, a grizzly bear decided to give them some action. The bear picked up a rock the size of a basketball and slammed it into the exhibit's glass barrier. Read...
10:19 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing 'Ant Man' as a 1950s Monster Movie narrated by VincentPrice
We would see the hell out of this movie at the drive-in. A wonderful remix by Vulture. (more…)...
10:15 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Human tears, viewed under amicroscope
Maurice Mikkers is an artist and licensed lab analyst from the Netherlands. In this series, he photographs his friends' tears using a microscope. Read the rest...
10:09 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Man arrested for using party balloons to float aboveCalgary
Daniel Boria has been charged with mischief for tying more than 100 colorful balloons to a chair and flying over the city of Calgary. He described the adventure as "the most surreal experience you can...
09:51 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing L.A. plans to build massive skyscrapers over faultline
Looks like developers win again. Aw, but what do geologists know about fault lines anyway? Read the rest...
09:42 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this '80s vision of future tech from Apple, and be glad for what didn't cometrue
This 1987 video from Apple imagines a future world in 1997 made richer and more wonderful by all the sweet Apple products Apple was going to build. (more…)...
09:25 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing South Carolina State Senate votes to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitolgrounds
South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery. ...
08:54 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Beer capmaps
This is a great way to save the caps of your favorite craft beers. You can pick from each U.S. state and various boozy countries; all are $39.99 from Beer Cap Maps. Read the rest...
08:42 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: Was "rainmaker" Charles Hatfield responsible for San Diego's calamitous flood of1916?
Coincidence, correlation, or something else? Read the rest...
08:41 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing 5 tips for writing science fiction to engage people who don't readit
Back in 2006, I had an epiphany. Stories are empathy engines, regardless of the medium. And for humans, they always have been. Read the rest...
08:40 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Detroit News documents the decimation of one cityblock
Over the holiday weekend, The Detroit News published a remarkable analysis of what happened in Detroit's foreclosure meltdown. One block on Greensboro Street saw 33 of 38 homes go into mortgage or tax...
08:35 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Slam poet explains sexualconsent
Guante performs at the March 2015 Saint Paul Poetry Slam. I hope you're picking up what he's throwing down. [via]...
08:30 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Indias first soap recycling program
After spending time in Thailand, Sundara’s founder Erin met children who had never even seen or used soap. When she returned home to the United States, she learned that this was true of many oth...
08:25 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Beastie Boys RockHard
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics! (more…)...
08:24 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Punjammies: loungewear claimed to help victims of humantrafficking
A friend of mine turned me on to Punjammies, described as "loungewear bottoms made with hope by women in India who have escaped human trafficking."I got my pair today, love them, and will be ordering ...
08:22 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Waves ofGrass
Beautiful video of air currents rippling through grassy knolls in Norway. (more…)...
08:14 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing DIY Underlit LEDSkirt
Imgur user SexyCyborg makes lots of cool fashion using open source hardware, like this underlit LED skirt. She published a very detailed HOWTO create your own based on her trial and error. Read the re...
08:14 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Google's Deep Dreaming fills the 'net with psychedelic nightmareGIFs
Google's Deep Dreaming is an effort to allow computers to visualize the world through neural networks. The result, of course, is the psychotic nightmare landscape of an emergent machine intelligence, ...
08:13 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: More DeepDreamobsessions
Since Cory posted about the Deep Dream image recognition algorithm last month (and Rob earlier today) it's inspired an explosion of iterations like Roelof Pieters' DeepDreamed Fear & Loathing in L...
08:11 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Defending Confederate flag, South Carolina legislator goes off on crazy anti-rainbowsrant
They're not rainbows. They're abomination colors. Read the rest...
08:08 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: Murder at the Priory
Can you solve "the prize puzzle of British criminal jurisprudence"? Read the rest...
08:06 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Chinese cotton-candy master ruinsAmerica
In footage said to be from China, a vendor creates a beautiful and elaborate cotton-candy creation. Look at the menu to the right: it isn't even the most expensive one....
08:02 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Jack Storms, sculpted gorgeous cube for Guardians of theGalaxy
Cold glass sculptor Jack Storms explains how he makes his gorgeous pieces, including one that became a cube prop in the Guardians of the Galaxy film. Read the rest...
07:19 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing BBC finalizes Micro:bit computerdesign
To Britons of a certain age, the BBC Micro was a legendary 8-bit computer perfect for learning to code (and to play with between lessons). Read the rest...
07:05 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing What to expect from this year's San Diego ComicCon
Coverage of this week's event seems mostly to center on how it went from "comic mecca" to a bloated pop culture marketing event of dubious relevance to anything in particular. But Bryan Bishop writes ...
06:56 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Bluetooth Star TrekCommunicator
Made of opaque aluminum, this $150 gadget hooks up to a proper cellphone and makes all the right moves and noises. Read the rest...
06:47 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Bluetooth Star TrekCommunicator
Made of opaque aluminum, this $150 gadget hooks up to a proper cellphone and makes all the right moves and noises. Read the rest...
06:33 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Apple Watch's pixelsmagnified
Retinal neuroscientist Bryan Jones shot a series of beautiful, mesmerizing photos revealing the pattern taken by the Watch's LED subpixelsand other components of the tiny display. Read the rest...
02:56 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Eczema Orifice Angel collects the lovely, disturbing text games ofPorpentine
These critically-acclaimed Twine games have been scattered across the internet like bits of seaglass—until now. Read the rest...
02:34 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing The 5 best uses of a cell phone in videogames
Plenty of games have cell phones in them, but the best is when we're made to think about our relationships to those devices and what we use them for. Read the rest...
12:05 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Mondo 2000 retrospective in Wired -UPDATED
When I saw my first issue of "Reality Hackers" -- at a bookstore I was working at in high-school -- I knew I wanted to keep reading this magazine, and made my boss place a big order for the next issue...
12:01 am PDT - Tue, July 7, 2015
BoingBoing Jokerhand-mask
[Source] (via Neatorama)...
11:49 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Hacking Team leak: bogus copyright takedowns and mass DEA surveillance inColombia
Fallout from yesterday's enormous dump of internal documents from Italy's notorious Hacking Team, a cyber-arms dealer for the world's worst autocratic regimes, is just getting started. Read the rest...
11:42 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Tiny lipstick sculptures of touristattractions
UK artist Hedley Wiggan carved lipsticks into iconic tourist attractions for the International Lipstick Colours of the Year exhibit at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5. Read the rest...
11:37 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Foo Fighters demand bullshit terms from concertphotographers
If you're a commercial photographer attending a Foo Fighters gig, you get the right to run photos of their choosing exactly once, and they get all rights to everything you've shot forevermore. Read th...
11:29 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Kickstarting custom cellular automatascarves
Noah writes, "Fabienne Serriere, a hacker and machine knitting enthusiast, is running a Kickstarter currently for provably unique mathematical scarves modeled off of cellular automaton and made of Mer...
11:20 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: I was RonaldMcDonald
From 1995 to 2007, Joe Maggard was Ronald McDonald. "The clown is right in there. The clown is ready to go." (more…)...
11:12 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing End of the United States' "weaponized anthropology"program
After eight years, the US army's $725 million Human Terrain System, a controversial social science program ostensibly established to help the military understand the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, bu...
10:52 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Portraits of Hollywood's odd costumedcharacters
Copenhagen-based photographer Ken Hermann took a series of incredible and strange portraits of the costumed characters who roam Hollywood Boulevard. Read the rest...
10:47 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing RIP, Disney Imagineering great BlaineGibson
Gibson sculpted the realistic, long-wearing human faces and features of the animatronic robots that fill the Disney parks. Read the rest...
10:38 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Calvin and Markov: text-chaining new, weird computerhumor
Josh Millard's Calvin and Markov uses a small perl script to mine transcripts of Calvin and Hobbes strips using Markov chains to make new, weird, computer humor. Read the rest...
10:27 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this amazing father/daughter beatboxbattle
Nicole Paris dominates, but clearly the beatbox talent is genetic. (more…)...
09:39 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Rapist Bill Cosby admitted under oath ten years ago to getting drugs to give women forsex
The AP went to court over the documents, in which Cosby, 77, testifies under oath in a sexual assault lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. Read the rest...
05:58 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Dogs jumpingrope
Better than you do, says the Dodo (who made this supercut). But hey, why compare? They jump better than we expect them to. (more…)...
05:51 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing 5 tips for writing science fiction to engage people who don't readit
Back in 2006, I had an epiphany. Stories are empathy engines, regardless of the medium. And for humans, they always have been. Read the rest...
05:26 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History,#17
Head Hunter String Holder: a craft from the final gasps of the ethno-human-novelty era of racist tchotchkes Read the rest...
04:50 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Goal Zero Flip 2.0: Small but mighty USBrecharger
With a rated capacity of 18.7Wh, 5200mAh at 3.6V, the Goal Zero Flip 2.0 packs a lot of power for its tiny size. Read the rest...
04:01 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing The worst parallel parker inScotland
Bo'Ness, West Lothian, Scotland. The driver of a yellow Fiat compact spots a perfect space to park up. And so the time-honored dance of the incompetent parallel parker begins. But, dear readerwait for...
03:31 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Michigan cop charges black graduate student with felony for driving to a well-litarea
Saginaw Valley State University DaJuawn Wallace, 24, was driving to a store to pick up medicine for his girlfriend at 2am when a cop driving behind him activated his lights and sirens. Read the rest...
03:09 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Andrew Mayne: magician, maker, and the author of five bestselling mystery and thrillernovels
Our guest on the Cool Tools Show this week is Andrew Mayne. He is a magician, maker, and the author of five bestselling mystery and thriller novels. Read the rest...
02:52 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing A comic about what happens when a magical girl teamdisbands
What's a team of cosmic high school superheroines supposed to do after they defeat the villain, go back to their normal lives, and start growing apart? Read the rest...
02:31 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Beach copulator sentenced to 2.5years
Last year Jose Caballero (40) and Elissa Alvarez (21) were videotaped having sex on a beach in Florida for 25 minutes in broad daylight and in front of small children. Read the rest...
02:14 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: (fan) trailer for the TV version of Lemony Snicket's A Series of UnfortunateEvents
What a fantastically creepy and enticing fan-made trailer for the TV series adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, coming to Netflix next year! Read the rest...
02:06 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Bartkira (Akira meets TheSimpsons)
"The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads." Read the rest...
01:57 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Robotic dog pants, dribbles warm saliva, and tries to biteyou
Here's some fun: "Place hand in dog's cage and hold it there for as long as you dare. Dog pants, dribbles warm saliva and other disgusting things." It's a coin-operated amusement built by Tim Hunkin, ...
12:44 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Eczema Orifice Angel collects the lovely, disturbing text games ofPorpentine
These critically-acclaimed Twine games have been scattered across the internet like bits of seaglass—until now. Read the rest...
12:32 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing The IBM 1620, an affordable scientific computer from1959.
Some users gave it the acronym CADET: "Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try." Read the rest...
12:31 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing The IBM 1620, an affordable scientific computer from1959.
Some users gave it the acronym CADET: "Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try." Read the rest...
12:31 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Eczema Orifice Angel collects the disturbing and lovely text games ofPorpentine
These critically-acclaimed Twine games have been scattered across the internet like bits of seaglass—until now. Read the rest...
12:25 pm PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing What happened when Colorado offered free birth control? Teen birthrate and abortionsplummeted.
The state of Colorado has been conducting a massive experiment with birth control over the last 6 years. Read the rest...
11:42 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing New Oreo Thin is perfect for people who don't like Oreos thatmuch
"I don't like Oreos very much."Try a new Oreo Thin, with a lot less Oreo to dislike!And since they're for adults, Oreo says they weren't designed to be twisted open or dunked. Read the rest...
11:31 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Who keeps cutting Internet cables inCalifornia?
The FBI reports that fiber-optic lines that provide Internet, cable, and phone service in Northern California have been snipped 11 times so far this year. Read the rest...
11:29 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing A comic about what happens when a magical girl teamdisbands
What's a team of cosmic high school superheroines supposed to do after they defeat the villain, go back to their normal lives, and start growing apart? Read the rest...
10:37 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing A comic about what happens when a magical girl teamdisbands
What's a team of cosmic high school superheroines supposed to do after they defeat the villain, go back to their normal lives, and start growing apart? Read the rest...
10:07 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Figuring outGreece
This helped: Three Things To Read About Greece . Read the rest...
09:18 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing The last of India's streetear-cleaners
India's traditional roadside ear de-waxers, called kaan saaf wallahs, are known by the red handkerchiefs on their heads. They charge around 15 cents per ear, and one ear cleaner interviewed by the LA ...
08:56 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing DOG WOLVE shows how game spaces can create cool musicvideos
Ryan Trawick celebrates a remix of Dragonette's I Get Around ('Here I come with a Big Gulp'?) with a unique and weirdly-fitting virtual space. Read the rest...
08:42 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Where childhood memoriesgo
Chances are you don't remember much from before you were about three years old, and the way we narrate our worlds to ourselves is a big part of why. Read the rest...
08:41 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing How to make Srirachasauce
Sosu Sauces' Lisa Murphy offers her recipe. [via]...
08:24 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing New GoPro cameradisliked
GoPro Hero4 Session is the company's first new camera in years, reports Fast Company's Daniel Terdiman. Read the rest...
08:14 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Why does everyone hateU2?
Annie Zaleskie tackles a baffling conundrum: why do so many people dislike a band led by a man who says things like "as a person whos been a lifelong member of Amnesty International, of all human-righ...
08:10 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Mobile game of the week: SleepFuriously
Dreams can be impossible to explain, but still make a strange kind of internal sense. So are the sentences you make in Sleep Furiously, a language game where the fun is in threading increasingly absur...
08:01 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing The worst parallel parker inScotland
Bo'Ness, West Lothian, Scotland. The driver of a yellow Fiat compact spots a perfect space to park up. And so the time-honored dance of the incompetent parralel parker begins. But, dear readerwait for...
07:17 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Burt's Bees founder dead at80
Immortalized in ink on the packaging of millions of salves, balms and other earthy cosmetics, Burt Shavitz's physical form has moved on. Read the rest...
07:09 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Sandman Slim: KillingPretty
James Stark's returned to LA from hell's gladiator pits and has been tearing things up ever since -- but what do you get for the monster who has everything? Killing Pretty has the answer. Read the re...
07:09 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing How do I handle people who have a bad opinion ofme?
One person said, "if you were right in front of me I'd cut off your penis and force you to eat it." Read the rest...
07:08 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing On writingsteampunk
My first steampunk story, The Ape-box Affair, was published in Unearth magazine in 1978. I was paid half a cent a word for it and was happy to get the 40 bucksand doubly happy simply to see it in prin...
07:02 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Dictators' favorite surveillance company hacked and exposedonline
"Hacking Team" is a badly-named security contractor that helps governments spy on activists and journalists. It got hacked, badly, and more than 400GB of its data is now public. Read the rest...
06:56 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Dog with muzzle taped shut now posing with hotfirefighters
Remember Caitlyn, the dog whose muzzle was damaged after being taped shut with electric tape for days? Well, she's doing much better and posing with sexy firefighters in a new fundraising calendar. Re...
06:56 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Timelapse 4K video: Thai street vendor makes ice creamrolls
YouTuber Max Lee got a great 4K grab of how street vendors make ice cream by hand in hot and humid Thailand. The secret: nitrogen. Read the rest...
06:56 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Inspiring World Illustration Awards shortlistentries
The Association of Illustrators and Directory of Illustration announced the shortlisted entries for this year's World Illustration Awards, including Grahame Baker Smith's Alice in Wonderland commemora...
06:55 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing VIDEO: Can you pick out the hand-drawnleaf?
Illustrator Dino Tomic can draw trompe l'oeil leaves that look so realistic they are hard to tell apart from the real thing. Read the rest...
06:50 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Reddit considereddecentralization
The bitcoin blockchain could be used to decentralize media, putting it beyond the control of individual hosts. Read the rest...
06:33 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Is objective journalismpossible?
At Medium, Jay Allen deconstructs the demand for "objective game journalism" sometimes found among those uncomfortable with their hobby's growing status as an art form. Read the rest...
06:11 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Death Metal meetsJ-Pop
Ladybird combines all the things you love about Japan. Wait, what?...
06:02 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Borges's widow threatens remixer withprison
Argentina's crazy copyright laws provide for prison sentences for "intellectual property fraud" -- in this case, rewriting a Borges short story in Borgesian fashion and publishing it in a super-limite...
04:12 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Last week on the colony: Monday, July6
Last Week on the Colony is a new, regular Monday item here on Offworld, a special satellite transmission designed to highlight our favorite Offworld stories, wonderful trends, and the stories from els...
02:52 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Last week on the colony: Monday, July6
Last Week on the Colony is a new, regular Monday item here on Offworld, a special satellite transmission designed to highlight our favorite Offworld stories, wonderful trends, and the stories from els...
02:50 am PDT - Mon, July 6, 2015
BoingBoing Last week on the colony: Monday, July6
The Delta IV rocket, Cape Canaveral, February 2014Last Week on the Colony is a new, regular Monday item here on Offworld, a special satellite transmission designed to highlight our favorite Offworld s...
11:45 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Greek finance ministerresigns
Yanis Varoufakis, a "libertarian Marxist" who played the heavy in Greece's negotiations with its creditors, has stepped down after helping to secure a historic popular mandate rejecting austerity. Rea...
10:51 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing All 40 of the FBI & DHS's post-9/11 terror attack warningsfizzled
And yet, the press keeps on reporting these "reliable intelligence-based" reports of impending attacks on the "homeland" as though you should believe them. Read the rest...
10:45 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Mondo 2000 retrospective inWired
When I saw my first issue of "Reality Hackers" -- at a bookstore I was working at in high-school -- I knew I wanted to keep reading this magazine, and made my boss place a big order for the next issue...
10:19 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Greece saysNO
The people of Greece have rejected the debt-finance terms offered by the "troika" (European Central Bank, IMF, European Commission), which would have required the country to slash its social services ...
09:29 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Don't strap fireworks to yourhead
A fellow in Maine lit a firework that he had "strapped to his head." He was killed instantly, reports WCSH. Local officials stress that fireworks are dangerous, "especially if they are not used proper...
09:25 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Sparkle Labs' Amy Parness on "pink girly engineeringkits"
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrifi...
09:23 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing A portrait artist draws while on LSD... for science!(1950s)
From the Daily Grail:An artist --whose identity has been lost-- was administered two 50-microgram doses of LSD, each separated by a lapse of one hour, and was then asked to draw portraits while under ...
08:53 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: trailer for the TV version of Lemony Snicket's A Series of UnfortunateEvents
What a fantastically creepy and enticing trailer for the TV series adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, coming to Netflix next year! Read the rest...
08:37 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Incredibly realistic woodsculptures
Randall Rosenthal hand-carves realistic sculptures of everyday objects from single blocks of wood. Amazing.Randall Rosenthal (via Juxtapoz) Read the rest...
08:24 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Bathe in crude oil at Azerbaijanspa
You can visit a spa in Naftalan, Azerbaijan and relax in a bath of crude oil, a "medicinal treatment" that apparently goes back to the 6th century. Careful though, the oil contains naphthalene, a poss...
07:19 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Evan Caminiti (Barn Owl): new track accompanied by glitchy video synthesistrip
Go deep into the modular dronescape with "Arc," a lovely new track by Evan Caminiti (Barn Owl), accompanied by stunning synthetic video glitch from Montreal-based media artist Sabrina Ratt. "Arc" is f...
07:13 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Slingshots are perfect for shooting zombie targets and tin cans on a nice summerday
The Trumark slingshot is perfect for shooting targets, tin cans, or across the backyard. What makes it special is its very comfortable wrist brace, which gives me a lot of control while aiming. Read ...
07:03 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Scott Albrecht: Amsterdam show of typographical art and beautiful geometric woodsculptures
My friend Scott Albrecht, a Brooklyn-based artist and designer who creates fantastic typographical illustrations and hand-crafted wood sculptures, has a fantastic new show hanging in Amsterdam's Anden...
01:13 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Puppy vs AirConditioning
WhAIRrgarbl [via. Previously.]...
12:19 pm PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing Geek out with this nerdy DIYsoap
Looking for a fun, geeky DIY project to smarten your favorite sink? How about some colorful Thing, Batman, Tardis and Hans Solo soaps? Read the rest...
11:27 am PDT - Sun, July 5, 2015
BoingBoing How many dogs does it take to beat the hot dog eatingchamp?
For eight years in a row 31-year-old Joey Chestnut was the champ of Nathan's Famous annual hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York. Read the rest...
10:13 pm PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Not abug
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10:05 pm PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Fantasy Sports: dungeon crawl ends in epic, eldritch basketballgame
In Fantasy Sports No. 1, a berzerker adventurer and his spellslinging, underappreciated apprentice go on a dungeon crawl that takes them into an eldritch game of basketball -- for the highest stakes ...
09:56 pm PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Kids in the Hall Minecrafttees
Tavie sez, "There's a tee shirt from the Kids in the Hall's recent tour that shows 5 KITH characters as Minecraft avatars. The Chicken Lady one kills me."...
06:28 pm PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Dream RecollectionInducer
Dream Recollection Inducer (GIF Format)—To gaze at shortly after waking. By ZBAGS....
06:24 pm PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing The geometry offireworks
Enjoy the parabolic envelopes that form while those bright, sparkling, parabolic curves are etched into the sky tonight. Read the rest...
06:18 pm PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Jones' Good-Ass BBQ and FootMassage
Never gets old, even though these TV ad viral videos first came out in 2007-8, if I recall correctly.I neither know nor care whether this is, or ever was, a real business. Read the rest...
06:17 pm PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing July 4: BarbaraKruger
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05:18 pm PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Epic photo of the International Space Station passing in front of themoon
A stunning capture of the ISS in front of Earth's moon, by Dylan O'Donnell. Read the rest...
10:33 am PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Relax, Sarah Palin just solved California's droughtcrisis
People smart enough to pay $99.99 a year to subscribe to the Sarah Palin Channel learned that their winking maverick hero has solved the California drought crisis. Read the rest...
09:56 am PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing A homeless man plays Styx's Come Sail Away and crushesit
Donald Gould became a viral celebrity after this video of him performing a classic rock anthem exploded on Facebook. He is homeless. Read the rest...
08:54 am PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Free pot for 2,000 folks at Oregon's Weed the Peopleevent
Although recreational marijuana is legal to grow and smoke in Oregon, it's not yet legal to sell. But that doesn't mean you can't give it away to 2,000 people, which is what Portland's Weed the People...
08:20 am PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Canada's brave resistance versus America's giant killerrobots
Brian K "Saga" Vaughan's new comic We Stand On Guard pits plucky Canadian guerrillas against an invading army of killer American mechas. Read the rest...
08:05 am PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Man mocks alligator. Alligator killsman.
After owners of a Southeast Texas marina spotted an 11-plus foot alligator, they put up a warning sign: "No swimming alligators." But that didn't seem to faze 28-year-old Tommie Woodward, who was hell...
07:30 am PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Celebrate July 4th with a PES animatedclassic!
"Fireworks," a classic from 2009 by PES. Happy Independence Day! (more…)...
07:14 am PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Hey, kids, let's play militarized policeforce!
The Pentagon's 1033 program makes sure that every Barney Fife has his own rocket launcher, and Playmobil is right there with him. Read the rest...
03:53 am PDT - Sat, July 4, 2015
BoingBoing Short boxpins
1" x 1", $6 at LA's Secret Headquarters, who note, "Anyone who gets it really gets it, ya know?"...
11:38 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing When Firms Become Persons and Persons Become Firms: outstandinglecture
UC Berkeley Political Scientist Wendy Brown came to the London School of Economics last week to discuss her book Undoing the Demos, and her lecture (MP3) is literally the best discussion of how and wh...
10:38 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Crazy, Frazetta-esque vintage colognead
Matt writes, "This is awesomeness beyond awesome. Magic swords, barbarians, crazy, nausea-inducing camera angles, pterodactyls... If 'Heavy Metal' needed a personal scent, it would be this."...
10:14 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Why we're still talking about Terminator and theMatrix
My July 2015 Locus column, Skynet Ascendant, suggests that the enduring popularity of images of homicidal, humanity-hating AIs has more to do with our present-day politics than computer science. Read ...
07:27 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Kid yanks tooth out of her own mouth with help from aslingbow
Alexis Davidson, 11, is losing a tooth. So to speed matters along, she ties a slingbow to the tooth, and fires the bow, and poof, the tooth is pulled out of her mouth. Read the rest...
07:06 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Beastie Boys RockHard
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics! (more…)...
06:12 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Kid yanks tooth out of her own mouth with help from aslingbow
Alexis Davidson, 11, is losing a tooth. So to speed matters along, he ties a slingbow to the tooth, and fires the bow, and poof, the tooth is pulled out of her mouth. Read the rest...
06:01 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing A homeless man sings Styx's Come Sail Away and crushesit
Donald Gould became a viral celebrity after this video of him performing a classic rock anthem exploded on Facebook. He is homeless. Read the rest...
05:42 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing How do I handle people who have a bad opinion ofme?
One person said, "if you were right in front of me I'd cut off your penis and force you to eat it." Read the rest...
05:21 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Relax, Sarah Palin just solved California's droughtcrisis
People smart enough to pay $99.99 a year to subscribe to the Sarah Palin Channel learned that their winking maverick hero has solved the California drought crisis. Read the rest...
04:48 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Save Over 50% on Penzu Pro Digital Journal: LifetimeSubscription
Penzu is the preferred digital journal of over a million people in 160 countries, and for good reason. With Penzu, you can write on any device and automatically sync to the cloud, customize journal co...
04:38 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Free: Mammoth Interactive 5-Hour DeveloperBundle
Learn The Core Languages & Fundamentals for Web Development in Just 5 HoursCheck out all of the items in the Boing Boing store, including gadgets, software, apps, and online courses!...
04:38 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Save 75% On A Lifetime Of Password Protection From SplashIDPro
SplashID, the company trusted by millions of people over the past 10 years, is here to make sure your most confidential information stays safe in the big, bad world of the Internet. Read the rest...
04:32 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Natural-Wood Apple Watch Charging Stand
Traditional craftsmanship meets modern technology in this brand new charging dock from TRNDlabs. Your Apple Watch deserves to be flaunted with pride even when it’s off duty, and this natural woo...
04:29 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Get the A3 Aluminum RFID-Protected Wallet For 35% Off
The A3 Aluminum Wallet turns the traditional wallet concept on its head with its unique, futuristic construction. With three aluminum plates sandwiching your cards and cash, and two o-rings securing t...
04:21 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Get The Amazon Web Services Engineer Bootcamp Bundle For 89%Off
Prove Your Cloud Computing Mastery with 4 Courses & 24 Hours of Certification Training ($29)Check out all of the items in the Boing Boing store, including gadgets, software, apps, and online cour...
04:10 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Isis Adventure: Worst. Puzzle.Ever.
The thing positively oozes mystery and the promise of an exciting intellectual adventure. Alas. Read the rest...
03:55 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Home Bartending: Celebrate July 4th with these 1776-eracocktails
Although the word "cocktail" wasn't coined until the 1800s, mixed drinks were all the rage when America got its independence. Many were made with rum or whiskey, and punch was the term du jour. Both r...
03:48 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing July 4: Rumblefish claims to own US Navy rendition of "America theBeautiful"
Adafruit Industries has been stripped of revenues from its Youtube channel after Rumblefish -- a notorious music-rights agency -- claimed to own the copyright on a public domain, taxpayer-funded rendi...
02:15 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Kid tries to take photo of woman with laptop camera, woman covers lens (110BC)
"The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt forauthority, they show disrespect to their elders.... They no longerrise when elders enter the room. Read the rest...
02:13 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Bocce ball A summer evening lawn game that is simple yet competitivelyaddictive
Bocce ball is my favorite game to play on a long summer evening. A simple lawn game that is at least 7,000 years old, bocce ball has no set up, takes a second to learn, and is a competitively addictiv...
01:40 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Celebrate the 4th with 1776-eracocktails
Although the word "cocktail" wasn't coined until the 1800s, mixed drinks were all the rage when America got its independence. Many were made with rum or whiskey, and punch was the term du jour. Read ...
12:13 pm PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Bestobituary
Bye Doug. (more…)...
11:58 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Bloated corpse of Colonel Sanders to star in KFCcomic
Announced on Twitter, the Colonel's Adventures will be offered exclusively at the San Diego Comic Con (and therefore eBay within minutes of the doors opening.) You can have it signed at any branch of ...
11:50 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Wall mount adapter with 3 A/C outlets and 2 USB chargingports
I ordered this for our kitchen. We keep an iPad on the counter (great for recipes) and my wife likes to listen to podcasts on her iPhone when she's in the kitchen. Read the rest...
11:48 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Reddit moderators revolt over sacking of popularadmin
A number of Reddit communities were effectively shut down last night to protest the unexpected departure of staffer Victoria Taylor, an important liaison between Reddit's employees and its army of vol...
11:39 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is annoyed that this Satanist isintelligent
Megyn Kelly was prepared to argue with a moron when she invited the Satanic Temples Lucien Greaves on her Fox News program, The Kelly File. Read the rest...
11:10 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Kid tries to take photo of woman with laptop camera, woman covers lens (110BC)
"The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt forauthority, they show disrespect to their elders.... They no longerrise when elders enter the room. Read the rest...
11:03 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Photoset of the legendary "Nintendo" PlayStation
Sony's classic console was originally envisaged as part of a collaboration with then-market leader Nintendo. It went its own way, and the rest is history. Here's a look at a rarely-pictured prototype,...
10:39 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Cosmo writer tries male stripper lifestyle for aweek
With the lead-up to the Magic Mike XXL movie, Cosmo sex writer Frank Kobola felt like he could use a makeover, from lightweight writer physique to the ripped body of a male stripper. Read the rest...
10:30 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing The Choose Your Own Android PhabletGiveaway
Take Your Pick from Among 5 of Today's Hottest Big-Screen Android Phones Read the rest...
10:29 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing California woman killed by brain-eatingamoeba
A 21-year-old California woman died from an amoeba that settles in the brain and destroys its tissue. The disease she contracted is called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Read the rest...
10:18 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Malaysias prime minister accused of swiping $700 million from government investmentfund
In 2009 Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak announced that the government was taking over a private investment fund called 1MDB. When a parliament member asked why, Najib replied in a letter, By doin...
10:04 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Grease - "You're The One That I Want" (Death Metalversion)
Written, played, and recorded by Andy Rehfeldt....
09:54 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Megyn Kelly annoyed that Satanist isintelligent
Megyn Kelly was prepared to argue with a moron when she invited the Satanic Temples Lucien Greaves on her Fox News program, The Kelly File. Read the rest...
09:37 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Mother raccoon teaches her baby how to climb atree
A baby raccoon is called a kit. [via]...
09:06 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Puzzle sheds light on government policy, corporate America and why no one likes to bewrong
Here's a fun puzzle from the NY Times. Try it then discuss your experience in the comments....
08:22 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Classmates tearfully reunited in courtas judge andsuspect
Miami-Dade Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge Mindy Glazer pauses to look closely at Arthur Booth, in court on a burglary charge: "Did you go to Nautilus Middle School?" (more…)...
08:07 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Patriotic fireworks safetysupercut
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission just released a very dry safety video about not blowing yourself up with fireworks for the holidays, so we made a peppier patriotic supercut. Read the rest...
08:07 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Video: HOWTO put a Rubik's Cube in abottle
YouTuber Mathologer shares his technique for reassembling a Rubik's Cube inside a glass container. The secret? Magnets! Read the rest...
07:59 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing July 4: Rumblefish claims to own US Navy rendition of "America theBeautiful"
Adafruit Industries has been stripped of revenues from its Youtube channel after Rumblefish -- a notorious music-rights agency -- claimed to own the copyright on a public domain, taxpayer-funded rendi...
07:53 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing On writingsteampunk
My first steampunk story, The Ape-box Affair, was published in Unearth magazine in 1978. I was paid half a cent a word for it and was happy to get the 40 bucksand doubly happy simply to see it in prin...
07:13 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Binge-watching Titansgrave: Wil Wheaton's new live RPGshow
I've just watched all three new episodes of Wil's new show, which features performers and writers playing an exhilarating RPG campaign with Wil as DM, set in a lavishly illustrated techno-primitive so...
06:44 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Flashmob choir interrupts TTIPcongress
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a secret EU/US trade agreement that "puts the right to profit above all other rights," in the words of one MEP. Read the rest...
06:37 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Fantasy Sports: dungeon crawl ends in epic, eldritch basketballgame
In Fantasy Sports No. 1, a berzerker adventurer and his spellslinging, underappreciated apprentice go on a dungeon crawl that takes them into an eldritch game of basketball -- for the highest stakes ...
06:34 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Gorgeous drone footage ofIceland
Cinematographer Dima Balakirev created this striking montage of Iceland, including waterfalls, geothermal features, and lava formations. Crank it up to 2160p! Read the rest...
06:21 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Patriotic fireworks safetysupercut
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission just released a very dry safety video about not blowing yourself up with fireworks for the holidays, so we made a peppier patriotic supercut. Read the rest...
06:17 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Woman posts others' judgments on her appearance with and withoutmake-up
The title is You Look Disgusting, but don't worry, they get to "Slut" and "False Advertising" when the make-up goes on....
06:04 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Bricklaying robot ushers in semi-automatedmasonry
Construction Robotics developed this bricklaying robot SAM (Semi-Automated Mason) after addressing two key challenges: mortar application and onsite variables that can hinder precision. Read the rest...
06:03 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Video: HOWTO put a Rubik's Cube in abottle
YouTuber Mathologer shares his technique for reassembling a Rubik's Cube inside a glass container. The secret? Magnets! Read the rest...
05:14 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Changing the conversation around games with fashion andballet
A high-style photo shoot pays tribute to fluid movement, with a line of gorgeous fashion scarves. Is this really 'video game marketing'? Yes, and more, Mare Sheppard explains. Read the rest...
05:06 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing The poetry ingame-making
From the stylish and courtly competitions of old Japan to the vital and evolving independent game development scene. Read the rest...
04:54 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing You probably need more pollen-covered bats in yourlife
The undisputed king of cute pollen-faced bat photography is Merlin D. Tuttle of Bat Conservation International. If you like tequila, thank a bat! Read the rest...
04:53 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing The search for the world's greatest cardcheat
The only thing we know for sure about S.W. Erdnase, author of Expert at the Card Table, is that his name wasn't S.W. Erdnase Read the rest...
04:51 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Ten great websites with useful design styleguides
Laura Busche at Canva makes interesting observations about the style guides of 10 popular sites with distinctive and appealing styles, like Mozilla's Sandstone framework. Read the rest...
04:51 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Graffiti enthusiast won't take red for ananswer
In the eternal struggle between graffiti enthusasts and wall owners, sometimes a playful conversation emerges, like this battle over the word RED vs. red paint. Read the rest...
04:50 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Interactive chart displays opinion gaps between scientists andpublic
Pew Research Center just released an interactive chart showing gaps between scientific consensus and public opinion. Refine results by gender, age, race, education, ideology, political party, and leve...
04:03 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing The search for the world's greatest cardcheat
The only thing we know for sure about S.W. Erdnase, author of Expert at the Card Table, is that his name wasn't S.W. Erdnase Read the rest...
03:04 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Changing the conversation around games with fashion andballet
A high-style photo shoot pays tribute to fluid movement, with a line of gorgeous fashion scarves. Is this really 'video game marketing'? Yes, and more, Mare Sheppard explains. Read the rest...
02:56 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Changing the conversation around games with fashion andballet
Mare Sheppard, half of two-person development team Metanet Software, has unveiled an unprecedented art project around the upcoming release of Metanet's long-anticipated N++: A photography series of da...
01:59 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing Flashmob choir interrupts TTIPcongress
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a secret EU/US trade agreement that "puts the right to profit above all other rights," in the words of one MEP. Read the rest...
12:11 am PDT - Fri, July 3, 2015
BoingBoing North Korean defector to Finland claims evidence of illegal humanexperiments
The researcher, "Lee," worked in Ganggye, Chagang, and escaped with what he says is 15GB of data detailing illegal human subjects biochemical research, which he is due to present to the European Parli...
11:52 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Star Trekpaperclips
$20 gets you 40 clips, half in the shape of the Starfeelt insignia, the other half shaped like the Enterprise....
11:45 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing EFF's new certificate authority publishes an all-zero, pre-release transparencyreport
EFF, Mozilla and pals are launching Let's Encrypt, an all-free certificate authority, in September -- but they've released a transparency report months in advance. Read the rest...
11:32 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Haunted Mansion Graveyard Scene made from My LittlePonies
Silverband 7 executed an outstanding, spectacular rendition of Marc Davis's character-design masterpiece, the graveyard scene from the Haunted Mansion, using modded and scratch-built My Little Pony to...
10:41 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing EFF's 25th Anniversary Party with me and Wil Wheaton: July16/SF
It's been a quarter-century since the Electronic Frontier Foundation was founded by John Perry Barlow, John Gilmore, and Mitch Kapor, and we're celebrating! Read the rest...
10:33 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing XKEYSCORE: under the hood of the NSA's search engine for your Internetactivity
Following up on its in-depth look at which communications the secret XKEYSCORE tool lets the NSA search, The Intercept makes some observations about how the technology actually works. Read the rest...
09:13 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Exclusive excerpt from new Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas graphicnovel
Here's an exclusive excerpt of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a new graphic novel adapted by Troy Little and published by Top Shelf Productions. Read the rest...
04:45 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing The search for the world's greatest cardcheat
The only thing we know for sure about S.W. Erdnase, author of Expert at the Card Table, is that his name wasn't S.W. Erdnase Read the rest...
04:11 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Toddler explains how babies are born in 4seconds
Adela, who is 3 years old, concisely and accurately explains how babies are born. Read the rest...
03:56 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Cats give zero fucks about your yoga video, will interrupt you withouthesitation
These cats do not care about your vanity asana video selfie. Not even a little. (more…)...
03:44 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Redneck Fireworks: DIY launcher shoots 8,500 bottlerockets
This contraption makes an awesome firestorm. Read the rest...
03:36 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing "Id like to raise my IQ. Where do Istart?"
A new advice column by a television writer known for his high intelligence test scores and his unusual career. Read the rest...
03:20 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing People fainting on live television: a very strange supercutvideo.
I guess people faint on live television rather a lot. (more…)...
02:19 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Magician Andrew Mayne discusses and signs his novel, Name of theDevil
Magician, author, and inventor Andrew Mayne, star of A&E's magic reality show Don't Trust Andrew Mayne will be one of our featured guests/workshop runners at our Weekend of Wonder extravaganza (S...
01:58 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing A mid-century UFOhoax
One of my all-time favorite podcasts, Nate DiMeo's Memory Palace, is back and on a weekly schedule. In the latest episode, Nate tells the story of a mid-century UFO hoax.And don't miss Nate's live sho...
01:28 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Excellent Bluetooth headphones for kids with volume limit for earsafety
Do you have kids? Here’s my advice – get these headphones by Puro Sound Labs. You won’t regret it. The number one reason to get them is for their volume-limiting ear protection. Rea...
12:10 pm PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Check out this mind-blowing monster make-upart
Emily Anderson, make-up artist for American Horror Story, has the creepiest, most awesome Instagram page you'll ever see. The 23-year-old paints her own face and torso for these amazing transformation...
11:35 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Major civil forfeiture reforms just took effect in Montana and NewMexico
"Yesterday, two landmark reforms took effect in Montana and New Mexico," says Nick Sibilla. "Both states now require a criminal conviction for civil forfeiture, while New Mexico went even further and ...
11:23 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Ebola-free Liberia mysteriously gets 3rd new victimtoday
After almost two months of an Ebola-free Liberia, the deadly disease has reared its head again. And officials fear there may be a new way of contracting it. Read the rest...
11:03 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Gent with chip on shoulder invents powerful pedestrianhorn
Weird Universe found this inspirational story about a maker on a mission in the pages of the May 1948 issue of Popular Mechanics. Read the rest...
10:48 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Mobster Whitey Bulger tells high schoolers: "My life was wasted and spentfoolishly"
Notorious murderer and organized crime thug Whitey Bulger is serving a life sentence at a Federal penitentiary in Florida. Recently, three high school girls participating in the National History Day c...
10:47 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's rep to meet with U.S. ambassador over NSA spyingcharges
The spying controversy stemmed from documents released by Wikileaks about NSA surveillance of German officials. Read the rest...
10:19 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Wheelbarrow launched into air with powerfulfirecracker
Against the backdrop of a beautiful Sound of Music type village, this fellow sent a wheelbarrow 15 meters into air. It did not achieve escape velocity, but it did make a perfect landing. Read the res...
09:42 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Adventures in racism at the supermarketcheckout
At the supermarket checkout, three women clustered in front me, surrounded by kids. The women were friends or family membersand they were on a budget. One went to pay for her groceries, using her Penn...
09:42 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing first-degree felony securities fraudcharges
Tea Party hero Ken Paxton, the Texas Attorney General who won the hateful hearts of homophobes with his vainglorious fight against gay marriage, is facing upcoming first-degree felony securities fraud...
09:30 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Dolphin jumps aboard small family boat, breaks mothersankles
It hit my wife and knocked her over, and punched my daughter, said Dirk Frickman. He was referring to a 350-pound dolphin that jumped aboard the family boat in Dana Point Harbor, California in June. ...
09:14 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Judge hires lawyer to threaten court over jurysummons
Sedgwick County, Kansas District Judge Michael Hoelscher retained counsel to threaten Judge Eric Melgren with a subpoena for insisting that he show up in person when summoned for jury service. Read th...
09:12 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Fracketeering: Life in a capitalist sci-fi horrorstory
Fracking is the perfect metaphor for the service-charge, extraction oriented economy: "suck up a skys worth of valuable gas through a massive crack pipe, then pack up and lumber off to fracture and st...
08:38 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Chicago brewery renames their Donald Trump beer 'Chinga Tu Pelo' ('Fuck yourhair')
We'll drink to that. Read the rest...
08:14 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing German Shepherd defendslobster
Sami's owner says she has always had a "strong mothering instinct." So strong, it seems, that it extends to crustaceans. [via]...
08:10 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Dogs and cats hate holiday fireworks. Here are 3 tips to protect your pet on July4th.
Advice from the Humane Society that might save your pet's life. Read the rest...
07:59 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing New video games are going to look amazinglyrealistic
The environmental rendering in Unreal Engine 4 is, contrary to its branding, real. Youtuber koooolalala has been posting spectacular demos created with Epic's latest game development tools. Read the...
07:31 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Astonishing smokable bluntsculptures
Highly creative blunt sculptures as seen on ValleyRecreational420's Instagram account. Read the rest...
07:22 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Car leaps openingdrawbridge
Police say it was an example of distracted driving rather than derring-do, the spoilsports. [via] Read the rest...
07:15 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Watch how this beautiful game exhibit helps kids figure outecosystems
The New York Hall of Science's new Connected Worlds exhibit is a series of six interactive ecosystems that spreads across the walls of its Great Hall, united by a 3000 square foot interactive floor. R...
07:04 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing ABC Disgusting is an alphabet book aboutfarts
The creative team that brought you The Princess Who Saved Herself earlier this year is back with another unconventional children's book. Read the rest...
06:59 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Casio calculator watch better than AppleWatch
According to Amazon reviewers, that is. At Recode, Lauren Goode reports on the bizarre world of the satisfied customer. Read the rest...
06:50 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Zero UI will "changedesign"
Zero UI is the new term for "invisible interfaces"what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: "If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacqua...
06:34 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Call for papers: Copycamp inWarsaw
Marta from the Modern Poland Foundation writes, "we've announced an open call for speakers at the 4th International CopyCamp Conference (November 4, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland) focused around the impacts ...
06:29 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Stephen Colbert hosts 'Only in Monroe' on Michigan cableaccess
Stephen Colbert has taken a guest hosting gig at Monroe, Michigan's local cable access during his time off. He's off to a good start, with local musician Marshall Mathers on hand to help review Monroe...
06:29 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: John Cage, Gay DivorceLawyer
John Cage: Gay Divorce Lawyer from Funny Or DieNow that America's civil rights honeymoon is over and everyone is reverting their rainbow avatars, divorce lawyer John Cage is ready to help gays achieve...
06:28 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Today in bad ideas: handgun replica iPhonecases
3D-printed handgun replica iPhone cases have been around for years as a joke. Now that street vendors and online shops are selling realistically-detailed versions, consumer and safety advocates are ca...
06:25 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Great white shark tries to chew its way into diver's cage to eat screaming fleshtreat
Oh, how the flesh treat screams. Read the rest...
06:20 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing ABC Disgusting is an alphabet book aboutfarts
The creative team that brought you The Princess Who Saved Herself earlier this year is back with another unconventional children's book. Read the rest...
06:09 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Car leaps openingdrawbridge
Police say it was an example of distracted driving rather than derring-do, the spoilsports. [via] Read the rest...
05:59 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing CocktailHour
We discover the cocktail's historical origins, its etymological connection to a horse's butt, and its rocky history, post-Prohibition. Read the rest...
05:58 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Social networking illusion makes things look falselypopular
Things we perceive to be virally popular online are often not. Sometimes we fall victim to an illusion emerging from the nature of social networking that makes rare things seem common. Read the rest...
05:32 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Cousin OliverSyndrome
A ploy associated with failing sitcoms, the addition of younger cast members fell victim to "savvy modern audiences" able to share their contempt in real-time online. [Vulture, via]...
05:02 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Play it now: Project Code Glitches, GetMoney
Phrases like "making video games for money" and "thesis" are increasingly unnerving these days, even moreso when paired. Read the rest...
03:09 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing This all-girl team of young indie developers just released their firstgame
The Negatives, seven girls who successfully Kickstarted their summer camp game demo to the tune of over $31,000, just released The Hole Story, a funny fantasy game about digging your way to the truth....
02:40 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Watch how this beautiful game exhibit helps kids understandecosystems
The New York Hall of Science's new Connected Worlds exhibit is a series of six interactive ecosystems that spreads across the walls of its Great Hall, united by a 3000 square foot interactive floor. ...
01:50 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing 1930s ice-cream parlour hidden in Cincinnati's art deco railwaystation
Cincinnati's gorgeous art deco Union Terminal houses many museums -- and a beautifully preserved 1930s ice-cream parlour serving locally made ice-cream. Read the rest...
12:23 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing 1930s ice-cream parlour hidden in Cincinnati's art deco railwaystation
Cincinnati's gorgeous art deco Union Station houses many museums -- and a beautifully preserved 1930s ice-cream parlour serving locally made ice-cream. Read the rest...
12:09 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing Brand new van wrapped to look like an oldrustbucket
A customer commissioned Glasgow, Scotland vehicle graphics company Clyde Wraps to make a 2014 Volkswagen van look like it had been devoured by rust. The vehicle is actually covered in beautifully desi...
12:04 am PDT - Thu, July 2, 2015
BoingBoing How the NSA searches the world's intercepted privatecommunications
XKEYSCORE is a secret NSA program that indexes data slurped up from covert fiber-taps, hacked systems, and smartphones, including "full take" data and metadata. Read the rest...
11:52 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Blosom, the World's Tallest Cow,RIP
Blosom, the world's tallest cow at 6'2" from hoof to withers, died in May at 13-years-old, according to Guinness World Records. Watch a touching tribute video below. Read the rest...
11:52 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Brown fat therapy reverses Type I diabetes in mousetrial
A Vanderbilt University School of Medicine study published in Endocrinology and Metabolism found that mice with Type I diabetes that received brown fat transplants had their diabetes reversed 53% of ...
11:45 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing GCHQ spied on Amnesty International, Investigatory Powers Tribunal lied aboutit
Last week, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal said that the UK spy agency hadn't spied on Amnesty -- this week, they admitted that they had, and claimed they hadn't deliberately misled the organisation...
11:43 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Astonishing smokable bluntsculptures
Highly creative blunt sculptures as seen on ValleyRecreational420's Instagram account. Read the rest...
11:25 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Watch the first trailer for new Steve Jobsbiopic
That's Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Woz. Directed by Michael Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's book. Due out October 9. (more…)...
11:11 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Watch Colbert interview Eminem on public accessTV
Yesterday, Stephen Colbert was the guest host on "Only in Monroe," a public access television show in Monroe, Michigan. His guest was Eminem. Read the rest...
10:59 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Flatworms inject sperm into their heads toself-fertilize
When alone, a hermaphroditic flatworm is known to stab itself with its needle-tipped penis and inject sperm to self-impregnate. It's called "hypodermic insemination." Read the rest...
10:47 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing The next Librarian of Congress: a Librarian ofProgress?
For the first time in 28 years, the Library of Congress is about to get a new Librarian, a person with enormous influence over the Internet and American life. Read the rest...
05:21 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing CocktailHour
We discover the cocktail's historical origins, its etymological connection to a horse's butt, and its rocky history, post-Prohibition. Read the rest...
04:49 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Reality Sandwich interview with me about the early days of BoingBoing
Todd Brendan Fahey interviewed me for Reality Sandwich about the zine phase of Boing Boing, and beyond. I gave him this photo of me pasting little bits of paper to the cover of Boing Boing issue #2, w...
04:02 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Second season of Extant premieres tonight onCBS
Astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) is back in a new season of the scifi drama Extant. After a so-so first season, the series was rebooted by new showrunners Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro. Read ...
03:38 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing New NASA imagery reveals extent of tar on Santa Barbara beaches left by Refugio oilspill
The Refugio Incident created an ongoing environmental nightmare for local beaches and wildlife. Read the rest...
03:15 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing This is the best funny video on the entireinternethole
This. Looping. Forever. (more…)...
02:17 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing 7 games you can play with GoogleMaps
Explore the many trivia, hidden object, shooting and driving games created around Google Maps, from Streetview Zombie Apocalypse to Google Sheep View. Read the rest...
02:17 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Strong wall-mounted magnetic toolholder
I keep frequently-used household tools on the powerful magnetic tool holder in the garage. It beats digging around for a screwdriver in a drawer or tool box. It's $19 on Amazon....
01:54 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing NY Times: "Add green peas to your guacamole." Entire Internet: "Fuckyou."
The Grey Lady made the Internet sick to its collective stomach today when it told people to add green peas to guacamole, making it look like partially-masticated pea vomit, and likely tasting as bad, ...
01:38 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Music: "Mockingbird," Carly Simon and James Taylor(1979)
"Filmed for the MUSE No Nukes concerts in NYC in 1979"...
01:17 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Pope "plans to chew coca leaves during Boliviavisit"
The United Nations declared coca leaves an illegal substance in 1961, but Pope Francis told the government of Bolvia to break out the leaves when he arrives for a visit later this month - he plans to ...
12:49 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing 7 games you can play with GoogleMaps
Explore the many trivia, hidden object, shooting and driving games created around Google Maps, from Streetview Zombie Apocalypse to Google Sheep View. Read the rest...
12:46 pm PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Woman arrested for shooting at man who tried to take one of hermangoes
Josefina Tometich has some mighty fine mangoes growing on a tree in her Florida home. But don't even think of taking one: she's got a BB gun, and she knows how to use it. Read the rest...
11:20 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing 'No Gays Allowed' in this East Tennessee hardwarestore
That recent Supreme Court gay marriage decision done got someone's britches all up in a bunch. Read the rest...
11:03 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Traditional marriage alreadydestroyed
Things change quickly, America....
11:03 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Police officer who tortured this handcuffed man had prior record of attackingpeople
In 2009, Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Magness pled guilty, but the police department didn't fire him. Read the rest...
10:53 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Robot kills worker at Volkswagen factory inGermany
A technician was killed by a robot at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel, Germany. Read the rest...
10:25 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Take a Walking Dead cruise this January... if youdare!
If watching the AMC series and attending Walker Stalker Con just isn't enough, Walking Dead fans now have a horror cruise to look forward to. Read the rest...
10:07 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Cop who tortured handcuffed man had prior record of attackingpeople
In 2009 Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Magness pleaded guilty but the police department didn't fire him. Read the rest...
09:42 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Macy's is pulling Trump-branded menswear from itsstores
People interested in emulating Donald Trump's taste in fashion received bad news today. In response to the presidential candidate's disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants, Macy's announced it wi...
09:36 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Anti-Vaxx actor denies science, calls California Gov. a'fascist'
Apparently Jenny McCarthy's ex-boyfriend didn't get the memo. In the name of protecting kids, Jim Carrey advocates endangering kids. (more…)...
09:18 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Courthouse closed due to "grenade" that was actuallyperfume
The Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio was shut down yesterday when an object suspected to be a World War II "pineapple" grenade was found in a suitcase. Turns out, it was a bottle of perf...
09:18 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing We've evolved to disbelieveevolution
Experimental psychologists find that humans prefer explanations for events that have certainty and a sense of purpose over undirected randomness. Read the rest...
09:03 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Help send "Book of Love" to the Edinburgh FringeFestival
Lindsay Benner's "Book of Love" is a fantastic, hilarious parody of 1950s instructional films. Painstakingly arranged, her captivating, silent performance is a must see! Read the rest...
08:48 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing What do Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, a monster truck, and the Avengers have incommon?
They've all been piatafied by the artists of Piatas Ramirez. Read the rest...
08:34 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Dan Pink's sensible idea: ban parents from their kids' sportingevents
Daniel Pink, author of books about business, work, and behavior, says when parents come to their kids' sports games, it distracts the kids from being able to focus on "the mastery of something difficu...
08:30 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing If you could see all the known asteroids, what would the sky looklike?
Scott Manley entered data for all the known asteroids near the Earth and made a cool 360 video of them.I took all the asteroids near the Earth, calculate their positions and place them on a virtual Sk...
08:30 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Dogs with a Napoleoncomplex
A classic photographic series by Carmichael Collective. Read the rest...
07:55 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Hulk Hogan allowed "one plain bandana" in Gawker sex tapetrial
According to The Tampa Bay Times, Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell said on Monday that she will permit Hulk Hogan one "plain bandana" during his trial against Gawker for posting excerpts from a secretly-...
07:55 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Snopes scopes the $43K "Relentlessly Gay"GoFundMe
Baltimore resident Julie Baker raised $43K on GoFundMe to make her yard more gay after posting a letter she says she got from a neighbor complaining about her "relentlessly gay" yard decor. Snopes inv...
07:50 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Video games' influence on popularmusic
Abstract exultation from technical limitation (more…)...
07:26 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Winds of Change(1979)
For years I thought I had imagined this movie from my childhood. But there it is, on YouTube! This amazing piece of work fostered my love of classical mythology and anime. Read the rest...
07:15 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing "Gary Lineker Shags Crisps" tattoo explained forAmericans
This photo of a bad tattoo has gone viral. While Americans immediately appreciate that it represents an error of judgment of astonishing magnitude, its semantic content may escape them. Read the rest...
06:59 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Liberals winning, simplistic chartsagree
The New York Times charts the inexorable liberalization of America on social issues. But there's a caveat!The article's thrust is that gun control and abortion are exceptions: "The second category of ...
06:54 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Russian city "bans yoga" because of "occultcharacter"
According to the Moscow Times, yoga studios in Putinland have been told to stop hosting classes, lest they spread the occult. Read the rest...
06:36 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Liberals winning, simplistic chartsagree
The New York Times charts the inexorable liberalization of America on social issues. But there's a caveat!The article's thrust is that gun control and abortion are exceptions: "The second category of ...
06:17 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing US Customs and Border Protection: America's largest, most corrupt policeforce
The force is the largest in America, with a starved and ineffectual Internal Affairs department, which has been powerless to check the Border Patrol's slide into collusion with drug-runners, shooting...
04:09 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing 1930s ice-cream parlour hidden in Cincinnati's art deco railwaystation
Cincinnati's gorgeous art deco Union Station houses many museums -- and a beautifully preserved 1930s ice-cream parlour serving locally made ice-cream. Read the rest...
04:09 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing In Maquisard, you solve trouble in a charming, ornate oldhotel
Maquisard is a lovely little game of snooping and subversion in a fancy old hotel, inspired by the aesthetic of the grand Wes Anderson film Read the rest...
04:01 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Secret court will let NSA do mass surveillance for another sixmonths
Congress allowed Section 215 of the Patriot Act to sunset in June, terminating one of the absurd legal justifications for one of the NSA's domestic mass surveillance programs. Read the rest...
12:36 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Bigoted officials: First Amendment means we don't have to issue marriage licenses to same-sexcouples
Rural county and town clerks are refusing to issue marriage licenses or perform civil ceremonies for same-sex couples, despite the Supreme Court's ruling last week. Read the rest...
12:16 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing Incredible weatherphotos
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association announced the winners of its "Weather in Focus" photo contest. Here are two of the absolutely marvelous honorees. Read the rest...
12:10 am PDT - Wed, July 1, 2015
BoingBoing McKinney, TX wants $79K to retreive emails of the cop who tackled bikini-cladteen
McKinney is Texas's worst-ranked city for open records requests, and says that it will have to hire a programmer to write entirely new code to search its old, "unsearchable" email system for the email...
11:41 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing School lockers painted as bookspines
A creative group of teachers at Mississippi's Biloxi Junior High are painting book spines on an entire hallway of unused old lockers at the school. Fantastic idea! Read the rest...
10:20 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: What is the resonant frequency of googlyeyes?
433 Hz. Now you know. (more…)...
10:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this wonderful video celebratingcolors!
Daniel and Katina Mercadentes' new short film "Colors" is a delightful piece of montage moviemaking. It's the feel-good film of the day! (more…)...
03:31 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Internet preacher: Because SCOTUS gay marriage ruling, Putin will destroy America forJesus
You heard it here first. [via Christian Nightmares]...
03:21 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing How Boing Boing handles customer service on our Facebookpage
We get complaints. We aim to please. (more…)...
03:12 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing PiataAnatomy
Contents may vary. (more…)...
01:59 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Goblies: hand thrownpaintballs
High school student Briana Gardell invented these colorful powder filled paintballs that you can throw by hand, instead of using a compressed air gun. Read the rest...
01:27 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Play a game whose entire source code fits in atweet
Tiny Twitch pushes the limits of smallness and simplicity, with code so teeny tiny that you can tweet it. Read the rest...
01:24 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Michael Dant's photos of colorful Panasonic portable musicplayers
Michael Dant has a collection of well-cared-for Panasonic portable music players from the early 1970s. He's also taken excellent photos of them, which you can see here. I had a red Toot-a-Loop AM radi...
12:08 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing How we developed a black woman protagonist whomattered
Diverse characters are important, even in mobile shooters and other surprising genres Read the rest...
12:08 pm PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Charlie Brown, 1958misogynist
Peanuts went downhill after Snoopy became a biped....
11:55 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Two chatbots talk to each other: "I love crayons. But you are notdressed."
This is more fun to watch than most romantic comedies. Read the rest...
11:52 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Gorgeous string installation in cathedralcourtyard
Atelier YokYok installed this beautiful geometric string sculpture in the cloister of St. Stephens Cathedral in Cahors, France. The vaulted shapes echo the surrounding 11th-century architecture. Read ...
11:50 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Girl limbo skates record distance under 6-inchhurdles
Indian limbo skater Little Rithika set a crazy new record after skating 60 meters while staying under 21 bars set just 15cm (~6 inches) high. (more…)...
11:49 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Oh m' god, listen to Game of Thrones' Emilia Clark do a perfect "Khali from the Valley"accent
As if Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi) wasn't amazing enough, she's just revealed yet another talent: her perfect Valley girl impersonation. Read the rest...
11:46 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Crashed truck releases millions of bees onhighway
A trailer loaded with millions of bees in 400 hives overturned in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho on Sunday. Read the rest...
11:39 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Bag of 148 instant water balloons for$10
Fill 148 balloons with water in a matter of seconds with this kit. It contains 4 hose adapters, each containing 37 self-sealing balloons attached to their own water supply. Read the rest...
11:14 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Giant book of scanned art from Jack Kirby's best comic book series:Kamandi
Born in 1917 as Jacob Kurtzberg, Jack Kirby is recognized as the most important person in comic book history. One could make a good argument that the title belongs to Carl Barks, Robert Crumb, Stan Le...
11:07 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Hilarious and heartbreaking 'I Am Chris Farley'trailer
Directors Derik Murray and Brent Hodge released a new trailer for I Am Chris Farley, the simultaneously hilarious and devastating documentary out next month. Read the rest...
11:02 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing The Super Chickentheme
"Fred, if you're afraid you'll have to overlook it, Besides you knew the job was dangerous when you took it!"I hadn't seen this in years....
10:52 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing IRS finally agrees to do something about its $1.5 trillion nonprofitdatabase
Radical archivist Carl Malamud writes, "Since 2008, Public.Resource.Org has been trying to get the IRS to release the database of the annual reports of nonprofits in a better way. The nonprofit sector...
10:35 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Two chatbots talk to each other and it almost makessense
This is more fun to watch than most romantic comedies. (more…)...
10:29 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing 100 Years of Beauty - Episode 8:Russia
Episode 8 of the "100 Years of Beauty" series looks at Russian hairstyles and make up from the 1910s to the 2010s.See also:...
10:22 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Who is Shia LaBeouf plagiarizing this time: rap groupAnomolies
Remember when Shia LaBeouf plagiarized a Daniel Clowes comic book story almost word-for-word and made a short film about it? When he was found out, he tweeted a series of apologies, which turned out t...
10:15 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Kickstarting a 6-lens spherical 60fps VRcamera
Jeffrey Martin writes, "I have been working for the last couple of years on this camera, and we have launched today on Kickstarter. It is a beautiful, small device (the size of a tennis ball) with six...
10:13 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Is it legal to insult acop?
If you insult someone in public, they can ignore you, insult you back, or react with violence. If the person you are insulting is a cop, they can also arrest you, even though the charges are almost a...
10:08 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Take control of the media with this media and news literacycourse
We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us all of us by b...
09:55 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Oh m' god, listen to Game of Thrones Emilia Clark's perfect "Khali from the Valley"accent
As if Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi) wasn't amazing enough, she's just revealed yet another talent: her perfect Valley girl impersonation. Read the rest...
09:52 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Play it now:DOLLY
With its smokelike terrain, salmon sun and blood-flecked landscapes, DOLLY is a visually-striking platformer that seems to take place inside a woman's head. Read the rest...
09:49 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Today we gain a leap second.Why?
At 23:59:59 (UTC), time will "stop" as the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US and other official timekeepers around the world add a second to our clocks. They last did this in 20...
09:28 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Interview with Ben Krasnow, the guy who made his own electronmicroscope
Every week on the Cool Tools Show podcast, Kevin Kelly and I interview an interesting person, and ask them about four of their favorite tools. Read the rest...
09:22 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Monkey from Pirates of the Caribbean bites makeup artist'sear
Actors can be difficult, even when they aren't human. Yesterday in Australia, a Capuchin monkey playing Jack the Monkey snuck up behind a 54-year-old makeup artist and bit her on the ear. Read the re...
09:12 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Zeiss lens cleaning wipes, like I used to steal fromwork
Quite literally splattered with everything from seal poop to motor oil, my eyeglasses are frequently filthy. These packets help. Read the rest...
07:49 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Plastic toys often used to illustrate Eurozone financestories
Every editor has their favorite way to cheaply generate art for stories with no visual component. Arranging little plastic toys in a cute tableaux is among the classier alternatives to stock artespeci...
07:30 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Maps reveal San Francisco's streams andsprings
Even locals don't know they're there, but Seep City reveals the groundwater diverted or otherwise concealed by developmentwhich may yet be useful to parched inhabitants....
07:22 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Crowdfunding patentinvalidated
A New York judge has nailed a 2011 patent on giving people money: "Even the addition of an element of computer use is insufficient to render it valid"The ruling came down in a case that was brought by...
07:01 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Preserving tattoos afterdeath
Vice's Simon Davies reports on the art of making and maintaining "human pelts." Read the rest...
07:00 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Toddy Tee'sBatterram
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics! (more…)...
06:57 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Greece deadline extended by onesecond
The Greek loan repayment deadline was extended, Reuters reportsby a leap-second. Pretty good troll, Reuters! What is a leap-second, anyway?...
06:55 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Let this creepy potato be your desktopassistant
What mysterious role does this, throbbing, singing potato fulfill in your work environment? Read the rest...
06:54 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Shadowshaper: outstanding supernatural YA contemporaryfantasy
Daniel José Older's debut novel Shadowshaper is a thrilling supernatural YA novel with a diverse, likable cast of characters whose peril can only be averted through acceptance, true friendship a...
06:49 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Rape scenes arelazy
At Wired, our Laura writes about the emerging media cycle surrounding rape scenes in TV shows and the euphemistic bullshit used to justify the bottom-shelf storytelling they embody: "If youre a woman ...
06:47 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Play it now:DOLLY
With its smokelike terrain, salmon sun and blood-flecked landscapes, DOLLY is a visually-striking platformer that seems to take place inside a woman's head. Read the rest...
06:32 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Greece deadline extended by onesecond
The Greek loan repayment deadline was extended, Reuters reportsby a leap-second. Pretty good troll, Reuters!...
06:15 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Let this creepy potato be your desktopassistant
Why would you want a throbbing digital potato to hang out on your screen all day? Read the rest...
06:10 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Let this creepy potato be your desktopassistant
I just love Nathalie Lawhead's work. It's not only that she's one of my very favorites doing digital art that recalls old shareware and the early web, but her projects—like the Tetrageddon Games...
06:04 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Take control of the media with this media and news literacycourse
We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us all of us by b...
05:32 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Mobile game of the week: You Must Build aBoat
Enjoy this game about matching tiles so that monsters won't kill you, and tricking out your watercraft. Read the rest...
04:16 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing On Big Data's shrinkingreturns
In my new Guardian column, I point out that the big-data-driven surveillance business model is on the rocks. Read the rest...
04:01 am PDT - Tue, June 30, 2015
BoingBoing Star Trek TOS Captain's goldblankie
It's 45" x 60", made of cuddly fleece, and costs $25, for when the pressures of command demand a duvet day....