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10:47 pm PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Florida town plagued by triple-arse graffiti
Authorities in St. Petersburg, Florida, are battling an onslaught of graffiti depicting a three-buttocked arse. NBC affiliate WFLA reports that the design has appeared at least twenty times across th...
08:27 pm PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Inkwell, a family of hand-drawn yet formal typefaces
Type designer Jonathan Hoefler's latest work, Inkwell, is a family of cute, hand-drawn imitations of distinctive type families of past and present. He fears that it will be compared to Comic Sans, pop...
04:02 pm PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Randee of the Redwoods and 'Pete and Pete' to host MELTASIA, this summer in NY
Holy smokes! Randee of the Redwoods and Pete and Pete? These are some of my favorite television personalities of all time!The Catskills sure have changed since my dad's day! Meltasia festival makes ...
02:46 pm PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Brilliant short story about being trapped in an infinite IKEA
The SCP Foundation features unsettling horror and SF stories, all posed as the technical reports of a secret international consortium whose job is to secure, contain and protect the public from all ma...
01:05 pm PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Here's EFF's letter to Zillow explaining how wrong they are about McMansion Hell
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published its letter to Zillow, explaining in eye-watering detail how wrong the company was to threaten the McMansion Hell blog over its use of realtors' glam-sh...
01:05 pm PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing EFF trounces Zillow, McMansion Hell will return from copyfraud purgatory
Update: Zillow has dropped all its absurd copyright claims after hearing from EFF and McMansion Hell is coming back!The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published its letter to Zillow, explaining in...
12:40 pm PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Island forms off Cape Hatteras in North Carolina
A mile-long island emerged from the sea 100 yards out from Cape Hatteras. Since being discovered, countless visitors and locals have made the trek to see if the weeks of rumors about the islands exist...
12:39 pm PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Check out some of Donald Bell's favorite tools
Our guest this week on the Cool Tools Show is Donald Bell. Donald runs a great website called Maker Project Lab, and he also hosts a weekly YouTube show called Maker Update, which collects interesting...
11:42 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing I'll see you this weekend at Denver Comic-Con!
I just checked in for my o-dark-hundred flight to Denver tomorrow morning for this weekend's Denver Comic-Con, where I'm appearing for several hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including panels wi...
11:16 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing A 5-minute animated guide to Stoicism
Here's a one-sentence synopsis for this interesting 5-minute cartoon guide to Stoicism: We can't control much of what happens around us or to us, but we can control how we respond and think about it...
11:10 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing After Trumpcare kills you, this service will send your cremains to the GOP lawmaker of your choosing
Mail Me to the GOP is a new service that will ship your cremains to the GOP lawmaker of your choice after Trumpcare kills you. (more…)...
11:08 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing NRA calls for clenched fist in response to the "violence of lies"
America's right, the source of most terrorist acts in the country, loves to see violence from the left because it justifies its thirst for more. This instinct is on full show in this NRA recruitment...
11:06 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Great deal on air vent magnetic car mount holder
After trying lots of different phone mounts for cars, the type I've settled on attaches to an air vent and has a magnet on it. You have to stick a thin metal plate on the back of your phone, but it's ...
10:56 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Casey Neistat videos his Lufthansa first class flight
Vlogger Casey Neistat used miles to fly Lufthansa on first class. "Everybody's so nice!"They have nice showers in the lounge and they even have a whole closet for his skateboard....
10:53 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing That "ransomware" attack was really a cyberattack on Ukraine
According to Kaspersky, the Petya ransomware that raced around the world this week wasn't ransomware at all, and there is no way to get back your files after it does its work (that's why it was so eas...
10:43 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing What's wrong with the Copyright Office's DRM study?
This month's US Copyright Office study on Section 1201 of the DMCA identified many problems with America's DRM laws, which ban bypassing DRM even when no copyright infringement takes place. (more&hell...
10:38 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing It's hard to see this caterpillar when it is on a leaf
Camouflage of the Baron CaterpillarThis is a baron caterpillar. It is a cryptic bug, not a masquerading bug. From the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society:Masquerade is also thought to differ fro...
10:33 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Gorgeous,dramatic photos of Japanese playground equipment by night
The Park Playground Tumblr features Kito Fujio's gorgeous, dramatically lit photos of Japan's whimsical playground equipment: climbers, slides and other fun stuff styled to look like animals, abstract...
10:21 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Leaked Facebook docs: weird censorship standards that protect "white men but not black children"
Facebook is not responsible for bad speech by its users -- section 230 of the US Telecommunications Act says that libel and other forms of prohibited speech are the responsibility of users, not those ...
10:20 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Skies, a zine of landscapes shot from airplane windows
Dean Putney, software engineer, editor of his grandfather Walter Koessler's wartime photojournal and former Generalissimo of Development at Boing Boing, published a lovely zine of photos he's taken ov...
10:02 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing My kids-and-grownups project book, Maker Dad, on sale for Kindle: 99 cents
https://youtu.be/VWAIfjwJP74My DIY project book, Maker Dad is just $2 as a Kindle right now. (more…)...
09:59 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Traditional Japanese-style Starbucks opens in Kyoto
A Starbucks like no other is opening tomorrow in Kyoto. Unlike the other nearly 24,000 Starbucks cafes in the world, this one requires customers to take off their shoes before entering. It has tatami ...
09:58 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Office of the Director of National Intelligence admits its employee held down 15 other jobs and played games all day
Jason Leopold (previously -- Buzzfeed's public records activist, once branded a "FOIA terrorist" by the US government -- has secured records of an investigation into gross offenses by an unnamed emplo...
09:53 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Pepe as a universal symbol for love, peace and acceptance
Matt Furie is the creator of Pepe the Frog, a "peaceful and chilled out" character that appeared in his 2006 zine, Boy's Club. Matt wants to reverse the "negative" branding Pepe's received of late a...
09:32 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Crowdfunding a visit from the 180,000lb Temple of Gravity at this year's Burning Man
https://vimeo.com/221674043Zach Coffin's amazing Temple of Gravity installations involve suspending enormous masses of stone and other heavy objects in exquisitely counterbalanced mechanisms that al...
09:27 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Watch 4WD Vanagons do things a VW bus shouldn't
I never cease to be amazed at the how well the 4WD Vanagon Synchro works. I'm always shocked at how much they sell for....
09:26 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing After 28 years, Sony resumes vinyl record production
Sony last pressed a vinyl record in 1989. And it'll be pressing them again by March 2018, reports The BBC, proof of the mainstream return of the ancient format—once again a billion-dollar busine...
09:16 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing NRA ads says Americans need guns to shoot "the Resistance"
Steve Boyett writes, "The NRA sells fear because fear sells guns, and selling guns is really what the NRA is all about. For decades they've insisted that the 2nd Amendment is the buffer against gov...
09:11 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Atul Gawande on the importance of preventative care and the disastrous Senate "health" bill
Atul Gawande (previously) is a highly respected expert on systems thinking, preventative medicine and dying with dignity has published an excellent editorial about the medical shortcomings of the Sena...
09:10 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Jonathan Carroll's novella "Teaching the Dog to Read"
I love Jonathan Carroll's stories. Teaching the Dog to Read is a fantastic tale of magical realism!Tony Areal is living a pretty mundane life, when suddenly his greatest wishes start to come true. Off...
08:48 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing If you insist on telling your dreams to others, here's how to do it
The reason other people's dreams are boring is because most people are bad at telling stories. This video from The School of Life offers suggestions on how to narrate your dreams (or tell any kind o...
08:11 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing President Trump is ranting on Twitter about MSNBC host's "bleeding facelift"
Described by the BBC as a "stunning attack on a female news anchor" as if such a thing were at all unusual for the president of the United States of America, Trump's latest twitter barrage concerns th...
07:44 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Some brutally honest kids share their family secrets with this illustrator
Kids truly do say the darndest, and brutally honest, things. In this video, Koji the Illustrator has children describe what their parents look like, so he can draw them. In fact, the title of the vi...
07:44 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Take on the world with this Wonder Woman gif
Brazilian illustrator Leandro Franci shared this fantastic Wonder Woman gif on his Tumblr. It depicts Dianas big No Mans Land fight sequence, which is one of the best (if not the best) scenes in the f...
07:21 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Fresno cops find $1m worth of stolen bees in "beehive chop shop"
The Fresno, California Sheriff's Department raided a "beehive chop shop" and uncovered $1m worth of bees stolen in "great beehive heists" that have taken place across the bee-starved state. (more&hell...
06:20 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Here are 15 apps that will make your laptop The Mac That Was Promised
Aside from specific apps needed for work, the most casual Mac users can probably survive without anything more than the bundled software. iLife is a surprisingly capable office suite (Apple even promo...
06:05 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing iPhone killed tinkering, but only if you want to tinker with iPhone
Most tech-media takes on the iPhone's 10th anniversary are bland and self-congratulatory, but I like Tom Warren's at The Verge. He laments how Apple's pocket computer killed his inner nerd. As a young...
05:40 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Man imitates xylophone
"About five years ago, I was in my back yard entertaining a friend with my hands."...
05:29 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: The music video for Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Immigrants' from 'The Hamilton Mixtape'
Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda has released a powerful music video for "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)" from his late 2016 album, The Hamilton Mixtape. The track features a worldly mix of recording...
05:28 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing We need a new type of STEM role model
In this thoughtful TEDx talk, Mars rover engineer Abbie Hutty argues that rather than trying to entice young people to STEM fields with gregarious, genius role models like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, ...
05:28 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Turns out it's super-easy to commandeer wireless towers
With just a few keystrokes, you could be the proud owner of a few dozen wireless towers, thanks to a flaw in the FCC's Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) database. Aura Holdings of Wisconsin, Inc. i...
05:22 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Mortal Kombat promo reel shows off old-school rotoscoping tech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG0x7f4BkQYThis short promo piece for 1992 arcade game Mortal Kombat introduces the actors and the techniques used to digitize their moves, a precursor to contemporary ...
04:40 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Disneyland: The first two kids to go through the gates on opening day (1955)
On July 18, 1955, Michael Schwartner convinced his family to go to the general public's opening day of Disneyland, instead of golfing in Mexico. He was just seven years old at the time and he rememb...
04:39 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Emojis are like modern-day gargoyles to this Dutch architect
In what could be considered the modern-day equivalent of gargoyles, architect Changiz Tehrani of Dutch firm Attika Architekten has added ornamental emojis to the facade of a Vathorst apartment buildin...
04:39 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing An octopus wedding cake
Watch Joshua John Russell of Man About Cake craft a truly impressive octopus wedding cake using copper wire and modeling chocolate....
04:39 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing Photos that look like the Monument Valley game in real life
The mobile game Monument Valley is known for its clean and pleasing aesthetic. Jeanette Hgglund captures that timeless beauty in her photo series S e c r e t s. (more…)...
04:39 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing The Roman Empire as a modern subway transit map
Sasha Trubetskoy always makes great maps, like this cool imagining of the Roman Empire road system in the style of a public transit system. (more…)...
04:39 am PDT - Thu, June 29, 2017
BoingBoing How does money laundering actually work?
Educator Delena D. Spann digs into the concept of money laundering a.k.a. any process that cleans illegally obtained funds of their dirty criminal origins, allowing them to be used within the legal ...
07:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Man destroys Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument
https://www.facebook.com/Crunkster430/videos/10213320261704638/A 3-ton monument displaying the Ten Commandments was destroyed hours after being installed at Arkansas' State Capitol Wednesday, smashed ...
06:09 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Piers Morgan owned
Piers Morgan is a British journalist, pundit and Trumpkin who blew his big break in America and now presents breakfast television when not being nasty to women on Twitter. Here he is on Good Morning B...
05:43 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Top Vatican official charged with mutiple child sex offenses
Cardinal George Pell, former Archbishop of Sydney and Australia's most senior figure in the Catholic Church, was charged with child sex offenses Thursday by the state of Victoria.Pell currently reside...
05:25 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Gun safety ad appeals to your sexual shame
This viral spectacular is presented as a gun safety ad with a difference. Perhaps you fail to understand the consequences of a child getting hold of your loaded firearm. But you certainly understand...
03:25 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Grimly funny column from Fake Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell is the Republican leader who drafted the so-called "Trumpcare" bill in secrecy and hopes to ram it into law in a few days of arm-twisting, media feints and threats. As American lives h...
02:48 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Man jailed for 90 days waiting for tests to prove drywall dust in his car wasn't cocaine
When he was pulled over in Oviedo, Fla., professional handyman Karlos Cashe told cops that the white powder in the footwell was just drywall. As a probationer with a drug conviction, however, he got t...
02:25 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear, dies at 91
Michael Bond, 91, died after a short illness at his home in Britain, reports his publisher Harper Collins. He was the creator of Peruvian immigrant Paddington Bear, beloved the world over in books, te...
02:11 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing This 10mm battery terminal ratchet makes my eternal screwing up less painful
My cars and bikes have the batteries in hard to reach places. This 10mm battery terminal rachet helps out!In prepping the Vanagon Westy for a long roadtrip, I found I've killed my house battery. I ord...
02:10 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Reasons to switch to Firefox
I'm keep saying I'm going to de-Google my digital life, quitting services such as Gmail and software such as Chrome. So Joel Lee's recent article, 9 Reasons to Switch From Chrome to Firefox, lights a ...
01:16 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Watch this large carp escape death by fisherman
Not today, fisherman, not today. (more…)...
12:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Disney World's Hall of Presidents Trumpbot will speak after all
Disney has denied rumors that the Trumpbot in Disney World's Hall of the Presidents would not have a speaking role due to a combination of the president's toxic reputation, Disney employees' animus fo...
11:51 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing How to "fix" a Canon printer with a giant hand-made hammer
I like John Heisz' way of getting things done:The U052 Canon printer error can be fixed in the following way:"To try and resolve the U052 error, please remove and then reseat all of the ink tanks an...
11:48 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing That EPA push to ban a pesticide that harms babies' brains? Dropped after Trump EPA chief Pruitt met with Dow CEO
Scott Pruitt, the Trump administrations top environmental official, privately met with the CEO of Dow Chemical just before reversing the EPA's efforts to ban a widely used Dow pesticide. Multiple scie...
11:45 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Contraption to shoot mosquitos with laser beams
In development for several years, the Photonic Fence is an anti-mosquito laser weapon that's apparently now being tested in a real world situation. I hope when it hits the market it still looks like a...
11:42 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing 15 sorting algorithms visualized in 6 minutes
Timo Bingman created a demo program for sorting algorithms called "The Sound of Sorting, which both visualizes the algorithms internals and their operations, and generates sound effects from the val...
11:32 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Public road built on top of 5-story building in China
What to do in a highly populated city when you've got too many cars and not enough streets? Build a two-lane public road on top of a 5-story building, of course. (more…)...
11:31 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Gentleman jumps from balcony with parachute he bought online as wife and kid cry
This fellow had the good sense to buy a parachute before inviting his family to watch him jump from the balcony....
11:15 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Kickstarting a new Girl Genius collection
Phil Foglio (previously) writes, "Studio Foglio is kickstarting a new Girl Genius Collection! The Incorruptible Library covers the adventures of Agatha Heterodyne and her friends as they journey benea...
11:10 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing EFF will defend McMansion Hell from Zillow's copyfraudulent bullying
McMansion Hell is a hilarious blog where Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute graduate student Kate Wagner posts scorching critiques of the architecture of McMansions -- but this week, Wagner announced tha...
11:06 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing How one Lego reseller built an artificial intelligence to sort bricks
Jacques Mattheij hoped to make some cash buying cheap boxes of used, unsorted Lego that he'd organize into more valuable assortments for resale. After acquiring two metric tons of bricks, he was motiv...
10:58 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Researchers demonstrate attack for pwning entire wind-farms
University of Tulsa security researchers Jason Staggs and his colleagues will present Adventures in Attacking Wind Farm Control Networks at this year's Black Hat conference, detailing the work they di...
10:56 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Celebrity cosmetic surgery, secret hookups, and a baby black market, all in this weeks tabloids
Did Tom Cruise buy babies on the black market? Did Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have a secret Bahamas getaway? Has Queen Elizabeth refused to bless Prince Harrys wedding?When have the tabloids ever...
10:48 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing God is Disappointed in You
I recently started to re-read God is Disappointed in You, which I read for the first time a couple of years ago. It's an amazing piece of work. Here's my original review: Im not religious, and I have ...
10:31 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Texas Congresscritter wants to gag small investors who object to large CEO paychecks
Rep Jeb Hensarling [R-TX/+1 202 225-3484/@RepHensarling] is the sponsor of HR 10, the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, which will ban investors from putting petitions to the shareholders and board of pub...
10:20 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing How ping pong balls are made
A fine example of factory porn: The International Table Tennis Federation paid a visit to Double Happiness, manufacturers of balls and other ping pong products. ...
10:14 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Travel tip: don't throw coins into your plane's engine "for blessings"
A China Southern Airlines Flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou was delayed for five hours while maintenance workers fished nine coins out of the engine, whence they had been flung "for blessings" by an "...
10:07 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Industrial robotics security is really, really terrible
Researchers from Politecnico di Milano and Trend Micro conducted an audit of the information security design of commonly used industrial robots and found that these devices are extremely insecure: rob...
09:42 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Dave Rosser, Afghan Whigs guitarist, RIP
Dave Rosser, an incredibly talented musician, exemplary human being, and pillar of the New Orleans music community, died last night surrounded by love in New Orleans. He was diagnosed last year with i...
09:23 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing How to make a bottle that rolls in "slow motion"
https://youtu.be/a-uKrsQLS0cThis guy poured a little honey into a bottle, added some marbles and set it on its side on an inclined ramp. The result is that it rolls very slowly. This would be fun to s...
08:50 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Poster for an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie
Sir Jedi Panda gets it right in this mockup of a spaghetti western-styled poster for an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. I think what I love about it is how completely un-western a character Kenobi is. [via]...
08:03 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Ransomware crook's email provider shuts down account, so now no one can pay their ransom
Yesterday's massive ransomware outbreak of a mutant, NSA-supercharged strain of the Petya malware is still spreading, but the malware's author made a mere $10K off it and will likely not see a penny m...
07:50 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing David Cameron and Prince William condemned in leaked FIFA bribery and corruption report
FIFA is the scandal-haunted governing body for world soccer/football; their internal report on corruption has leaked and it reveals a widespread culture of bribery and other corrupt practices. (more&h...
07:06 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Man takes the "cheapest" survival tool kit into the woods
Wranglerstar found the cheapest survival toolkit on Amazon, then took it into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. There's a shovel, a saw, a magnetic LED flashlight with a tactical hitty thing and a...
07:00 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing UK government won't promise help to remove highly flammable high-rise cladding
Theresa May's national government -- Conservative party MPs who are also landlords, who scuttled housing safety rules as part of their declared war on "Safety Culture" -- found £1B to bribe the ...
06:23 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Impressive animation projected onto a hockey rink
A hockey rink is the perfect surface for contemporary projection mapping imagery, which was not lost on Raduga Design. Their design for the Chicago Blackhawks' game-opening sequence gives an impres...
06:22 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing How to build an igloo
Shot on the first day of summer, this video shows northern Canadian Inuit Adami Sakiagak and Tiisi Qisiiq building an igloo. According to the video's accompanying article in the New York Times, Saki...
06:06 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing The Kennel Club's Dog Photographer of the Year winners will melt your heart
Maria Daison Ramos captured this lovely shot of rescue dog Yzma, titled "A Girls Best Friend." The Kennel Club named it their 2017 Overall Winner and 1st Place Winner in the "Man's Best Friend" catego...
06:05 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing John Waters talks about Oakland punk-fest Burger Boogaloo
In case you haven't heard, there's a big punk music festival happening in Oakland, California this upcoming holiday weekend. It's called Burger Boogaloo and our highest-ranking "filth elder," Mr. John...
05:59 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Using actual vintage makeup to create a modern makeup look
Jessica Vill of BehindTheBunzie uses 75- to 80-year-old makeup made in 1930s, 40s, and 50s to create a contemporary makeup look. And she shows off some cool vintage makeup ads along the way....
05:50 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Explore the world's largest cave, including 360-degree video
YouTuber Oxalis shared Ryan Deboodt's gorgeous footage of the world's largest cave, Vietnam's Hang Son Doong. (more…)...
05:50 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Gravity-defying science tricks
The YouTube channel HooplaKidzLab demonstrates some awesome science experiments you can try with your kids this summer. Heres another video from the channel about how to make a robotic arm out of po...
05:49 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Why dont house cats roar?
It turns out lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars are the only species of cat that can roar. SciShow explains why in this new video....
05:44 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Heidi Klum's body became the canvas for some trippy digital projections
For an America's Got Talent audition, digital artist collective Oskar and Gaspar used video mapping to cover judge Heidi Klum's body in trippy digital projections....
05:39 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing The rootless, fruitful life of mathematician Paul Erds
Mathematician Paul Erdős had no home, no job, and no hobbies. Instead, for 60 years he wandered the world, staying with each of hundreds of collaborators just long enough to finish a project, and...
05:38 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Watch this timelapse of creating incredibly tiny origami cranes
YouTuber David Kawai makes impossibly small origami cranes. After watching this timelapse, check out his Instagram:I start with a square approximately 5 by 5 mm. Each crane takes about 45 minutes to...
05:38 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Glow-in-the-dark 'toonie' celebrates Canada's 150th
My 12-year old collects coins. She's not a hardcore numismatist by any means but she has spent quite a bit of time collecting state quarters in one of those special coin albums. The most difficult one...
05:33 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing The True, Top-Secret Story of Trump's Presidency
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05:20 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Time for a new toothbrush?
Despite the upfront cost, electric toothbrushes are much better at removing plaque than those freebies from the dentists office. For those who struggle to fill the American Dental Associations recomme...
05:04 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing What RuPauls Drag Race means to teens
RuPauls Drag Race has morphed from cult reality TV show to mainstream phenomenon, and in this great new piece for Vox, Caroline Framke explores how much the show means specifically to teenagers. As sh...
04:36 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Kintsugi: Chopstick rests made by fusing broken ceramics that washed ashore
Tomomi Kamoshita uses kintsugi to fuse ceramic shards recovered from the sea into beautiful chopstick rests. This handiwork is part of a series called "Gift From The Waves." (more…)...
04:35 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing What was really in Nickelodeon's green slime
In this video, former Double Dare game show host Marc Summers reveals what was really in Nickelodeon's famous green slime:Slime gets identified with "Double Dare" a lot, and then again on "What Woul...
04:35 am PDT - Wed, June 28, 2017
BoingBoing Slate asks: Can you sum up the Declaration of Independence in a tweet?
Slate is running a fun contest that asks people to distill the Declaration of Independence into a single witty tweet. As the site explains:In 2010, back before Twitter had quote tweets and threads and...
09:42 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Man thrown 30 feet by runaway bus picks self up and enters pub
A fellow in Reading, England, was lucky to survive when a runaway bus plowed into him, sending him flying through the air and landing only inches from where the vehicle's tires barreled past. Fortun...
09:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing There was a translucent pink Hello Kitty Dreamcast and it can still be yours
I spotted FEMICOM Museum tweeting about a true rarity, the translucent Hello Kitty edition Sega Dreamcast, and immediately headed to eBay to see what the situation was. It's expensive -- you're lookin...
07:07 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Support this Kronos Quartet documentary!
For more than 40 years, my favorite avant-garde classical group Kronos Quartet has pushed the boundaries of contemporary music across genres and cultures. Now, filmmaker Sam Green is raising funds to ...
05:40 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Review: Afterliff, the new dictionary of things there should be words for
Douglas Adams and John Lloyd's 1983 The Meaning of Liff (expanded in 1993 as The Deeper Meaning of Liff) is one of my favorite books and a seminal part of my education. So I was delighted and surprise...
03:46 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing A review of Cosmic Trigger, a play based on Robert Anton Wilson's autobiography
What do you after you Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out? Well, you go and Find The Others. Last May 2017, I flew to London for the staging of Cosmic Trigger — The Play , a sheer delight for any Robe...
01:59 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Artist Hellen Jo's badass skate deck
Check out this rad skate deck illustrated by Hellen Jo. She lives in LA and makes bad-ass comic books and zines. LA Weekly stated that Her zines show teenage girls in everyday scenes (like chilling a...
01:58 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Google "respectfully disagrees" with 2.42 billion fine
Google expected to be punished by the European Union for anticompetitive shenanigans, but it didn't expect a slap this hard: 2.42 billion, the largest fine on record. The company says it "respectfully...
01:37 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Sean Hannity doesn't gargle piss
Sean Hannity, the conservative firebrand and one of Fox News' last remaining ratings-grabbers, does not gargle piss, reports Clayton Purdom. The cable news pundit had publicly responded to a tweet say...
12:37 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Thailand's thin-skinned king demands Youtube take down Chaplain's "The Great Dictator"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8DDvRbffeECharlie Chaplain's 1940 movie The Great Dictator features one of the greatest anti-authoritarian speeches of all time, so it's no surprise that Thailand's ...
12:37 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Thailand's thin-skinned king demands Youtube take down Chaplin's "The Great Dictator"
Charlie Chaplin's 1940 movie The Great Dictator features one of the greatest anti-authoritarian speeches of all time, so it's no surprise that Thailand's censorship-crazed king is abusing his countr...
12:31 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Desperate Toronto hotelier pays millions to take Trump name off its business
The owners of Toronto's "Trump Hotel" just spent a reported $6M to get out of its deal with Trump and cleanse their property of his hated name; they will probably rebrand it as a "St Regis" hotel inst...
12:21 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing China orders mobile app stores to remove VPN apps
Starting July 1, the official Android and Apple App stores will no longer allow Chinese users to download the VPN apps that Chinese people rely upon in order to get around the Great Firewall of China,...
12:08 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing GOP abandons vote on health care repeal after CBO predicts 22 million would lose insurance
The Trump administration is failing to pull off its latest efforts to 'repeal and replace Obamacare' with a draconian plan that would leave 22 million or more without health coverage. After a growing ...
12:05 pm PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Verizon bought Yahoo, so Flickr and Tumblr users with AT&T email addresses are being cut off
Verizon's using its purchase of Yahoo for more than undermining the fight for net neutrality: it's also using its new acquisitions to make anti-competitive moves against its telcoms rivals, deploying ...
11:53 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Make: hand-embroidered patches based on photos of your beloved cat
https://youtu.be/CTx4cy9gNXYBecky Stern writes, "My elderly cat passed away earlier this month, so I spent some mourning time stitching up these embroidered cat patches based on photos of my kitty B...
11:49 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing The Balkan blobject robot at the 2073 Venice Biennale
Bruce Sterling's short story "The Beachcomber of Novi Kotor" is a monologue by a rogue Montenegran artist-roboticist, delivered at the 85th Venice Biennale, in a world where climate change has made ve...
11:40 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Kid gets his hands on a leafblower and instantly transforms into a supervillian
As soon as this kid wields a leafblower, he acquires a diabolical laugh, along with the realization that he holds the fate of humankind in his hands....
11:36 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Half-dressed gentleman at Rugby game takes it all off and streaks
This is great. A gentleman is watching a Rugby game All Blacks vs Lions in New Zealand with only a shirt on. His pants are nowhere to be seen. The couple videotaping him are having a delightful ti...
11:30 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing A new ransomware strain is seemingly using a leaked NSA cyberweapon to race around the planet
Petya is a well-known ransomware app that has attained a new, deadly virulence, with thousands of new infection attempts hitting Kaspersky Lab's honeypots; security firm Avira attributes this new hard...
11:30 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Best tea maker: Teavana Perfectea
Carla has a tried a lot of different tea makers, and the Teavana Perfectea Maker ($20, Amazon) is her favorite. It doesnt burn her hands, drains neatly into a mug, is easy to clean, and makes up to 16...
11:18 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing America's leading Net Neutrality campaigner is suing NYC to fix its broken internet
More than a quarter of New York City lives without broadband, thanks to the sweetheart deals the city has cut with Verizon and the other big telcos, which chargessome of the highest rates in America f...
11:14 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Six research backed tips to have a great vacation
Research has shown the the best length for vacation is between 3 to 6 days: "People on mid-length holidays of between three to six days tended to report more positive mood than those on shorter or lon...
11:14 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Six research-backed tips to have a great vacation
Research has shown the the best length for vacation is between 3 to 6 days: "People on mid-length holidays of between three to six days tended to report more positive mood than those on shorter or lon...
11:03 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Bully cop tickets black man for made-up law of not having ID while walking
I can feel my cortisol spiking as I watch this angry, aggressive Jacksonville, FL cop harassing a black man for jaywalking. He tickets him for that, and then when he finds out the man isn't carrying...
10:52 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing 100 Americans attempt a British accent
I'm listening to the audiobook version of Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die. It's narrated by a Brit, and I was thinking his American accent was pretty bad when he was reading lines from American chara...
10:44 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing 1924 Ringling Brothers photo: "Congress of Freaks"
This is one of the best group photos ever. See a bigger version here.[via Peter from Texas]...
10:08 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing David Sedaris shares his writing process - always carry a notebook
"Everybodys got an eye for something," David Sedaris told the Missouri Review. The only difference is that I carry around a notebook in my front pocket. I write everything down, and it helps me reca...
09:58 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing EU fines Google 2.42B for anti-competitive behaviour
The EU had been expected to fine Google a little over €1B for its anti-competitive practice of promoting its own shopping service over competitors' in search results: today's 2.42B comes as a sur...
09:53 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing New Stars Wars trailer remade on a 1984 Apple computer
Here's the official Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer gone retro. Recreated on a 1984 Apple IIc computer, New York-based illustrator Wahyu Ichwandari used a KoalaPad from the 1980s and Dazzle Draw, a...
09:28 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing New massive ransomware attack paralyzing European banks, airports, government departments
Hot on the heels of the WannaCry attack, a massive, new, ransomware attack has struck Europe, shutting down systems in Ukraine, Britain, and Spain. From The Telegraph:The virus is believed to be ranso...
09:12 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Legal experts not impressed by the bogus threats Zillow used to silence real estate blogger
McMansion Hell (previously at BB) was a hilarious, incisive and explosively popular blog detailing and mocking America's dreadful suburban architecture. Zillow is a real estate site that exists to pro...
08:45 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Sun printing is fun
Sun sensitive paper is always fun to have around!It is summertime and I'm busy keeping my kid busy.This paper is the classic turns-blue-in-sunlight photo-sensitive stuff I remember from my youth. Shad...
08:45 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Sun printing is fun printing
Sun sensitive paper is always fun to have around!It is summertime and I'm busy keeping my kid busy.This paper is the classic turns-blue-in-sunlight photo-sensitive stuff I remember from my youth. Shad...
08:44 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Grounded United plane waits 30 minutes to evacuate overheated infant
It was hot in Denver on Thursday, the day Emily France and her infant son were stuck aboard a United Airlines jet idling on the runway. After two hours inside the sweltering cabin, the baby became ove...
08:06 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Oscar Mayer whips out a hotdog-dropping drone
Meat brand Oscar Mayer has announced the latest additions to its WienerFleet and frankly, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't relishing the news. Their fleet already includes the iconic Wienermobile, th...
08:06 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Watch this giant squid latch onto a guy's paddleboard
Hell to the no. As evidenced by this video shot off the coast of West Africa, a large squid wrapped his tentacles around a guy's paddleboard.The paddleboarder, a man named James Taylor, discovered t...
08:06 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Easy-to-make frozen bananas for Fourth of July
A frozen Independence Day treat thats a whole lot healthier than a Bomb Pop....
08:06 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Avoid these 9 charisma-killing mistakes
Introduce yourself, introduce your friends, and make sure you dont talk about things that only interest you....
07:49 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Bank of International Settlements warns of global economic crash, "with a vengeance"
The Bank of International Settlements -- the "central bank for central bankers" -- has released its latest annual report, warning that the looming debt crises in China, Hong Kong and Thailand could pr...
07:44 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing How an obscure law allowed white, rich developers to steal African-Americans' land for a century
After the civil war, formerly enslaved people bought about 15 million acres across the US (mostly in the south), but those landowners lacked clear legal title and also often did not have access to leg...
05:30 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing $70 Hackintosh matches MacBook Pro
Snazzy Labs built a startlingly powerful Mac with only $70—editing the video above on it to prove it! A big part of it is being armed with knowledge and some technical chops: the donor PC (fro...
05:19 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Become a polyglot in your spare time with uTalk
Learning a new language will give your resume an upgrade, sure, but it will also provide a huge cognitive boost for mental tasks outside of translation and conversation. Bilingual brains have been sho...
05:07 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Scot Nerys Boobie Trap is Moving to King King!
For those of you who dont know, my pancake juggling friend Scot Nery has been putting on a circus & variety show in L.A. for last 111 weeks. Rain or shine, he has introduced a ridiculous amount of...
05:05 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Heres how the 1980s got its colorful look
It turns out a lot of the aesthetics of the 1980s can be traced back to an Italian design collective. As Vox explains in this new video created by Dion Lee:[The] Memphis Design movement dominated th...
05:05 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Learn how to do a Wonder Woman braid
Recreate Dianas iconic fishtail braid with this tutorial. Be warned, however, you might need arms of steel (or a friend) to make it happen. https://twitter.com/jowrotethis/status/87549964572352921...
05:05 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Tattoo artists snark on celebrity tattoos
In this GQ-produced video, the hosts of Spike TV show Ink Master, Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck, rip on some imprudent celebrity tats, tearing them all apart. Well ok, they didn't tear them all apart,...
05:05 am PDT - Tue, June 27, 2017
BoingBoing Blog exposes fake GoFundMe campaigns
I've long thought that online crowdfunding campaigns were ripe for fraudulent activity. Drum up a decent sob story (or rip one off from the headlines) and you too can have strangers sending you money ...
08:42 pm PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Ozzy Osbourne's favorite metal albums
Rolling Stone magazine asked the Prince of Darkness to list his ten favorite metal albums. Here are five of Ozzy's sure-shots:AC/DC, 'Highway to Hell' (1979)"I love Brian Johnson but to me my good fri...
01:03 pm PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Stuck horn on a tugboat keeps Everett, WA up all night
My sister couldn't sleep last night.MyEverettNews.com started received messages early this morning about super loud horn or siren that was keeping folks awake on the hottest night of the year.The soun...
12:57 pm PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki's favorite books for young people
The following are pioneering animator and Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki's (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, etc.) top ten favorite books for young people:1. The Borrowers -- Mary Norton2. Th...
12:41 pm PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Norwegians fundraise to re-erect phallic rock formation
Concerned citizens are hoping to raise enough money to repair the phallic Trollpikken rock formation in southern Norway after suspected vandals apparently sliced off the head. Police are seeking tips ...
12:32 pm PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Scientists discover transparent frog
Scientists discovered this new species of "glass frog" in Ecuador's Amazon lowlands. Hyalinobatrachium yaku's belly is so transparent that you can clearly see its kidneys, bladder, and beating heart. ...
12:05 pm PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing This indistinct blob is supermassive star Betelgeuse
Imaged by the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), this is the most detailed depiction yet of the enormous supergiant Betelgeuse, 600 light-years off in the constellation Orion and 1400 times the si...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Nintendo's SNES Classic will cost $80, comes with 21 games
Coming on September 29, the Super Nintendo Classic. It will cost $80 and include 21 built-in games, including Super Mario World, Earthbound, Final Fantasy III, Link to the Past, Secret of Mana, Donkey...
11:49 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Enjoy the pogo-ing mandolin player of The Stoneman Family (1960s)
The Stoneman Family was a lively, talented bluegrass-polka-surf band. "The combination of Donna Stoneman pogo-ing while playing the mandolin, and Ronnie Stoneman's generally dour expression while pl...
11:44 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Watch a freak wave launch a body boarder 20 feet into the air
Jack Baker was bodyboarding at Sydney Australia's Cape Solander when a big backwash wave launched him into the sky. Fortunately, he suffered only from a burst lung and is now recovering. "I even sai...
11:37 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing The classic 'Electronic Football' re-issue
Electronic Football is the only sportsball I've ever liked! This remake is pretty great!The sounds, controls and rinky-dink electronic screen are back! I am sure I remember there being some kind of pa...
11:31 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Joni Mitchell sings Both Sides Now on the Mama Cass TV Show (1969)
I didn't know Mama Cass Elliot had her own TV show. The first (and last episode) aired in 1969. One of her guests, Joni Mitchell, performed a wonderful version of her song Both Sides Now.From Open Cul...
11:28 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Killer funky synth-pop and slow burners from Death Cab for Cutie's Dave Depper
Last time I saw Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Dave Depper, we were at our dear friends' wedding dancing in a huge sweaty group and singing along to 1980s anthems by New Order and Pet Shop Boys. I ment...
11:18 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Still my favorite way to smash garlic into little juicy bits
I've yet to find a hinged garlic press that I love. The ones I've tried are inefficient, fragile (especially the hinge, which inevitably fails), and not that easy to clean. I end up having to peel the...
10:56 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Yep, the SNES Classic is real and it is coming in September
When Nintendo suddenly canceled the NES Classic, the surprise hit toy of last Christmas, the roar of anguish and outrage matched any the Internet had seen. Insane! Idiocy! There was only one smart tak...
10:33 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Twist off your zip ties, don't cut them
https://youtu.be/aqIJcgxEZMQIf you cut a zip-tie tail with scissors, it leaves a sharp-edged stub. In this video, you'll learn how to use pliers to twist of the tail, which creates a stub without a sh...
10:19 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Get a better night's sleep on these memory foam pillows
If you struggle to get a good nights rest, consider replacing your pillows before dropping hundreds on a new mattress. You can give your tired neck a break with a 2-pack of memory foam pillows, availa...
10:00 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Hangry drivers have standoff and block everyone else in Taco Bell drive-thru
A couple of bull-headed drivers have blocked each other in a Taco Bell lot, but neither one is willing to back up for the other. One of the stubborn drivers threatens to call the police. The big pro...
09:34 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Origami lounge-chairs that flat-pack to the size of a briefcase
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYDvy1Ja-WcThe Flux chair is a $130, 12lb "origami-style" polypropylene lounge chair designed by Douwe Jacobs; it sets up in minutes and is stable and lovely (there's...
09:26 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Teenage girl falls out of ride at Six Flags, drops into crowd
A teenage girl fell out of a slow-moving Great Escape gondola at Six Flags in Lake George, NY over the weekend, and was dangling and screaming for at least 90 seconds, maybe more, before she dropped...
09:18 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Australia announces plan to ban working cryptography at home and in the US, UK, New Zealand, and Canada
The Australian Attorney General and a key Australian minister have published a memo detailing the demand they plan on presenting to the next Five Eyes surveillance alliance meeting, which will be held...
09:17 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Revealing an old carnival scam called "pricking the garter"
In this episode of Scam School, Brian Brushwood reveals the secret behind a crooked carnival game called "pricking the garter." In the game, the sucker is asked to place his finger in one of two loo...
09:02 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Al the inside jokes in Silicon Valley's opening title sequence
Silicon Valley is a family favorite. It really nails startup culture, and every episode seems to raise the stakes. The opening title sequence is a 10-second animation of the growth and collapse of d...
09:02 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing All the inside jokes in Silicon Valley's opening title sequence
Silicon Valley is a family favorite. It really nails startup culture, and every episode seems to raise the stakes. The opening title sequence is a 10-second animation of the growth and collapse of d...
09:00 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Leaked transcript: US soldier and security advisor aghast at Trump's reckless Syrian strike
In April, Donald Trump ordered a massive strike against Syria to retaliate for an alleged chemical weapons attack against civilians, despite widely circulated US intelligence that said that no chemica...
08:49 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing How to motorcycle safely, mid-70s version
https://youtu.be/q_1GxcM95goNothing says MOTORCYCLE SAFETY like the Rockford files theme and a British accent....
08:43 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing This guy wrote a program to call scammers' phone lines 28 times a second
It's likely you've gotten calls from criminals who pose as IRS employees and threaten to imprison you if you don't pay them thousands of dollars. These crooks work in teams based in Indian call cent...
08:40 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Republicans are the primary beneficiaries of gerrymandering
As the Supreme Court makes ready to rule on the blatant gerrymandering in Wisconsin, the AP has conducted a study using "a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage" to analyze "the out...
08:12 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Public Enemy's sign-language interpreter is AMAZING
Sign Language Interpreter during Public Enemy performanceBut as always, don't read the comments....
08:02 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing The $7 vertical ergonomic mouse is not awful
I suffer from mild RSI: a warning to stop, but one that goes away when I do stop. The trigger is using a mouse for extended periods. The alternatives for general everyday computer use aren't great for...
07:40 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Millennials, women and college grads are most prolific library users
A Pew survey found that the majority of millennials have visited a public library this year, making them the most prolific library-using generation. An ALA spokesperson attributed this to the librarie...
07:28 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing A non-scientist's guide to reading scientific papers
Jennifer Raff -- a bioanthropologist and geneticist who researches and teaches at U Kansas and U Texas -- provides some excellent advice and context on how to read a scientific paper, from figuring ou...
07:05 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Theresa May and the Holy Grail
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's merciless mashup of the UK's bumbling pound-shop Thatcher with Monty Python's classic work of historical documentary is bound to infuriate the reactionary w...
06:22 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing A simple resource for connecting to writers with disabilities
People with disabilities tend to be drastically underrepresented in both culture and journalism. And one website is hoping to change that. Disabled Writers is a simple resource to help editors connec...
06:18 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Brief history of Britain's brilliant LARP television shows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsncLofhU48To celebrate the return of The Crystal Maze, Richard Cobbett recaps Britain's odd history of LARP shows, which pioneered chroma-key and VR-based special effe...
06:00 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Honest Trailers sums up the new Power Rangers movie
If, like me, you missed and/or avoided the Power Rangers movie from earlier this year, Honest Trailers cheekily breaks down its highs, lows, and weird obsession with Krispy Kreme....
05:55 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Salvador Dali's corpse to be exhumed
A judge in Spain has ordered the exhumation of artist Salvador Dali's body for genetic testing, so that a paternity lawsuit may be resolved. Dali died in 1989; Pilar Abel believes the painter is her f...
05:34 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Horrific video of a dozen victims crushed by shipping container
It's not often that police will post video directly from the scene of a crime or emergency, but this footage from Nicholasville, Kentucky's Officer Baker offers a harrowing and instructive warning a...
05:24 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Pop music genres illustrated with Toto's Africa on a lightweight portable keyboard
Seth Everman (previously) reports on "when you try all the sounds and beats on your synth while only playing Toto's Africa.""hello my dudes it has been 9 years but i have returned with some more gar...
04:59 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Old games as standalone apps: no emulator necessary
Games Nostalgia is a retrogame site with a useful difference: instead of simply providing files which then must be fed to the often-difficult gods of emulation, it packages the classics as ready-to-cl...
04:33 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Enjoy a fiendish Disney villains medley
YouTube performers Peter Hollens and Whitney Avalon offer a catchy medley of the best songs that Disney villains have to offer....
04:22 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing This cute and customizable dress doubles as a Star Trek homage
As the hilarious Star Trek: The Next Generation Tumblr Fashion It So points out, this dress from eShakti bears more than a passing resemblance to a Starfleet uniform, especially the ones worn during t...
04:15 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Light dancers perform an incredible LED show on 'AGT'
Light Balance, a 12-man Ukrainian dance crew recently auditioned for America's Got Talent (AGT). Their high-energy LED dance show especially impressed the show's host Tyra Banks, who pressed the Gol...
04:14 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Dear Hollywood: Its time for a revolution in trans representation
In this new ScreenCrush video, a group of trans actors discuss Hollywoods lack of trans representation and why it matters. The video was written by Jen Richards, who expands on a lot of these ideas ...
04:13 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing James Corden and Seth Rogen surprise LA strangers with mystery pizza boxes
For a Late Late Show sketch, James Corden and Seth Rogen took over a local pizzeria's deliveries to surprise some unsuspecting L.A. residents. At each door, the duo offers them either the pizza they...
04:13 am PDT - Mon, June 26, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: 'Wacky Tobaccy,' Toby Keith's country anthem to weed
It's not a huge surprise that Willie Nelson makes a cameo in the lighthearted (and smoke-filled) new video for Toby Keith's weed-centric country party song, "Wacky Tobaccy." After all, Willie is a k...
10:08 am PDT - Sun, June 25, 2017
BoingBoing Who Americans spend their time with
Dan Kopf's Who Americans spend their time with is a chart—six of them—that show the number of hours a day people spend with n over the course of their lives. Together they tell a story. Th...
08:06 am PDT - Sun, June 25, 2017
BoingBoing The Apprehension Engine: custom musical instrument generates natural nightmare noises
The Apprehension Engine is a custom-made musical instrument designed to produce the scary, tension-building noises associated with horror movies, but without the all-too-obvious digital chopping and...
06:38 am PDT - Sun, June 25, 2017
BoingBoing Some Russians made a 'fidget spinner' out of beater cars
Methinks the fidget spinner craze is jumping the shark. How do I know? Because 54 ("Garage 54"), a group of Russian car enthusiasts on YouTube, have welded three beater cars together to make one gi...
06:07 am PDT - Sun, June 25, 2017
BoingBoing LA peeps: Learn how to paint your own black velvets
In my opinion, black velvet paintings are the gold standard in kitsch wall decor. I'm not ashamed to share that I have no less than eight of them adorning the walls of my home, including a pretty dece...
06:07 am PDT - Sun, June 25, 2017
BoingBoing A bodega made entirely of felt
British artist Lucy Sparrow spent nine months creating 8 Till Late, a pop-up art installation that looks like a fully stocked convenience store but is actually made entirely of felt. This Tech Insid...
04:22 am PDT - Sun, June 25, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Jeremy Corbyn addresses Glastonbury
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN07fnvGomoThe eminently electable Jeremy Corbyn, whose exemplary, inclusive election manifesto rescued the Labour Party (including its traitorous establishment Blair...
04:07 am PDT - Sun, June 25, 2017
BoingBoing Philando Castile's killers secretly tried to order Facebook to let them spy on Castile's girlfriend
After shooting Philando Castile dead during a traffic stop -- a killing that was livestreamed on Facebook by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds -- the police obtained a secret warrant for Reynolds...
09:02 am PDT - Sat, June 24, 2017
BoingBoing This butcher's twine dispenser helps keep things in place
This stand stops my spool of kitchen twine from rolling off the counter.Years ago I bought a loose spool of kitchen twine. My cat constantly knocks it off the counter. I finally finished that spool, a...
08:21 am PDT - Sat, June 24, 2017
BoingBoing Bob Dylan plays "Free Bird" for a screaming fan
During a concert, this June, someone at Berkeley, CA's Greek Theater called out "FREE BIRD!" Naturally, rock and roll legend Bob Dylan obliged....
08:13 am PDT - Sat, June 24, 2017
BoingBoing Poop doping could be the latest performance enhancement craze
Evidently you can be full of the wrong shit. A cyclist, by testing her friends fecal output, determined she needed better critters up in herself to improve her pedal pushing. So she did.The madwoman b...
07:07 am PDT - Sat, June 24, 2017
BoingBoing Remembering Prisoners of Gravity, the greatest science fiction TV show of all time
From 1989 to 1994, the public broadcaster TV Ontario ran Prisoners of Gravity, a brilliant science fiction TV show that used a goofy framing device (a host trapped in a satellite who interviewed scien...
06:57 am PDT - Sat, June 24, 2017
BoingBoing No, Italy isn't banning the iPhone
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04:45 am PDT - Sat, June 24, 2017
BoingBoing This power pack has a tracker built in, so it will be exceedingly difficult to lose
Although flagship smartphones are unlikely to adopt heavy-duty outer casing anytime soon, you can always prepare your device for the outdoors with a beefy case and and an external battery like this No...
03:49 am PDT - Sat, June 24, 2017
BoingBoing Is the host of the new 'Gong Show' really Mike Myers?
No one involved with the reboot of The Gong Show will admit it, but it seems Mike Myers (in a heavy prosthetic disguise) is playing Tommy Maitland, the show's 'British' host. Ian Crouch of The New Y...
03:48 am PDT - Sat, June 24, 2017
BoingBoing Heres why people hate the word moist
Mashable explains why so many people cant stand the word moist. It turns out it has to do with both word association and the bandwagon effect....
03:31 pm PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Review: bug-zapping lightbulbs are worthless
I got one of those bug-zapping LED lightbulbs, in hopes of murdering the flies drifting into my office during the increasingly warm and muggy Pennsylvania summer. I got mine from Home Depot, but the b...
02:39 pm PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Every lie Trump has told as president, a very long list by the New York Times
Trump told public lies or falsehoods every single day of his first 40 days in office, and he hasn't stopped yet. (more…)...
01:47 pm PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing The White House banned cameras from press briefings, so CNN sent in a courtroom sketch artist
Bravo, CNN artist Bill Hennessy.CNN equated the briefing to a Supreme Court argument -- an on-the-record event at which cameras are banned.Hennessy has been a Washington-based courtroom sketch artist ...
01:33 pm PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing This man has visited Disneyland 2,000 days in a row
Jeff Reitz of Huntington Beach, California has visited Disneyland 2,000 days in a row and he has no plans to stop. Why? It makes him happy. From ABC7:Reitz, an Air Force veteran, credits the parks wit...
01:23 pm PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Nazi cache hidden behind a bookcase
A secret passageway led to an trove of smuggled Nazi artifacts, say investigators in Argentina, and their collector is in trouble with the law.They were put on display at the Delegation of Argentine I...
01:15 pm PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Canada: Trump shows us what happens when "good" politicians demand surveillance powers
The CBC asked me to write an editorial for their package about Canadian identity and politics, timed with the 150th anniversary of the founding of the settler state on indigenous lands. They've assign...
01:15 pm PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing When the rhythm hits you and you're a dog in the car in the rain
This doggo is living life to the fullest. (more…)...
01:03 pm PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing For one year, the internet in a town in Bahrain has been switched off every day
Every day for the past year, the government of Bahrain has shut off the internet in Duraz between 7PM and 1AM, making this the longest internet shutdown in the history of the region, and one of the lo...
12:28 pm PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Yes I did it and I am proud
When you're proud to admit you did it. (more…)...
12:04 pm PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Dog logic: This fun walk will never end if human can't carry my limp body up these stairs
Classic tactics in canine Passive Resistance. (more…)...
11:45 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing FCC intends to fine man $120 million for making over 96 million robocalls
Federal Communications Commission officials say Adrian Abramovich of Florida made as many as a million illegal telemarketing calls a days, at times using lines reserved for hospital emergencies. FCC C...
11:41 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing A woman's act of kindness at McDonald's leads to 167 customers who pay it forward
Last Sunday, an older woman in the drive-thru line at McDonald's in Scottsburg, IN told the cashier she wanted to pay for the $36 order of the man behind her. She didn't know him, but he was in a van ...
11:10 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing The wonderful Flair felt tip pen
Paper Mate introduced the Flair felt tip pen in the 1960s. I liked them when I was a kid because the lines were so clean and you could vary the line width. I kind of forgot about them until I was at M...
10:49 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Johnny Depp's joke about assassinating Trump makes White House "sad."
Last night at the UK's Glastonbury Festival, Johnny Depp asked this rhetorical question of the crowd:"When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?"I believe that the answer is April 14,...
10:39 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Peacock raises havoc in liquor store
The animal control officer doesn't know if he should use his net to catch the bird or the bottles of liquor falling off the counter. We started a new page called @animalsdoingthings and it's al...
10:38 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Watch the President of Costa Rica swallow a wasp
At a recent press conference, a wasp flew into the mouth of Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Sols. "I ate it," he said in Spanish with a smile. "I ate the wasp."As Weird Universe points out, it...
10:32 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Cashier calmly stops would-be beer thief
This thirsty gentleman thought he could help himself to a couple of cases of beer, but a smooth cashier thwarted his plans without breaking a sweat. Defensive play of the year (@bethaniebob) (@drun...
10:31 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Teenagers' hilariously ridiculous reenactment of entire SpongeBob SquarePants episode
The fine young men of MegaIceTV made a live action re-enactment of the entire "Pizza Delivery" episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon! The original is b...
10:26 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Diamond Yoda pendant to be auctioned
This Yoda pendant listed by Heritage Auctions "features full-cut yellow and near colorless diamonds weighing a total of approximately 9.00 carats, set in 14k gold." The estimated value is $2,500 - $3,...
10:19 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Desktop museum for sale contains dinosaur bones, "space gems," and sliver of Steve Jobs' turtleneck
The Mini Museum is a small, self-contained cabinet of curiosity in a lucite box. This third edition contains such wonders as a Spinosaurus bone, rotor from a WWII Enigma machine, sliver of one of Pel'...
10:13 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing This guy sued Uber and won after a driver stole $4k of his stuff
Dane Wilcox is the proprietor of FYM Hot Sauce. In December he took an Uber in Boston. When he got out of his car at the end of the trip the driver took off with most of his stuff in the car. Wilcox f...
09:48 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Lawyer refuses to answer questions during traffic stop, gets arrested
This woman was pulled over by police and refused to speak to the officer. She was arrested for "obstruction." (more…)...
09:48 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Cop on bike chases suspect through supermarket
This Dutch cop was so determined to catch a suspect that he drove his motorcycle right into a supermarket. And what was the crime that deserved putting shoppers' lives in danger? Driving a moped wit...
09:31 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing This gorilla dancing to 'Maniac' in a pool is everything
A couple of days ago, the Dallas Zoo posted a video of Zolo the "breakdancing" gorilla spinning around in a kiddie pool. That was pretty great on its own. But then, video producer Bob Hagh added the s...
08:57 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Gorilla dances in pool and it's pretty spectacular
Zola is a gorilla who likes to splash and dance in a wading pool at the Dallas Zoo during his behind-the-scenes "enrichment sessions." He dances better than most people I know!...
08:07 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Machine vision framework wants you to put down your weapon
This is doing the viral rounds described as a Google technology, but it's actually Apple's VisionCore in action. It runs offline on the local device, requiring no number-crunching help from the clou...
07:54 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Crowdfunding a pro-vaccination bus to follow the anti-vaxxer bus
Jack writes, "Craig Egan has been a thorn in the side of the anti-vaccination movement for years. Now he's taking that passion for truth and facts on the road, following the Anti-Vaccination people in...
07:51 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Quantifying the influence of 4chan's alt-right trolls on normies' discourse
In a proceedings paper presented at a Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence social media conference, a team of British, Italian, and Cypriot academics who worked with a Telefonica...
07:40 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing A Chinese vitamin MLM cult is replacing healthcare for poor Ugandans
Uganda is so poor that few can afford medical care, giving it one of the lowest life-expectancies on the planet -- this toxic combination made the country ripe for infiltration by Tiens, a Chinese Mul...
07:18 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Robot wisdom from a deep learning system trained on ancient proverbs
Janelle Shane trained a recurrent neural network with a data-set of more than 2000 ancient proverbs and asked it to think up its own: "A fox smells it better than a fools for a day." (more…)...
07:09 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing US Copyright Office recommends sweeping, welcome changes to America's DRM laws
A new report from the US Copyright Office on Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- a controversial law that bans breaking DRM, even for legitimate purposes -- calls for sweeping, wel...
07:00 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing ACLU releases video of brutal beating of motorist by enraged cop
In dashcam video posted by the ACLU, police officer Joe Joswiak pulls over Anthony Promvongsa, driving a dark SUV. Joswiak immediately approaches the vehicle screaming "get out of the car motherfuck...
06:40 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing For the first time, Jeremy Corbyn overtakes Theresa May in UK polls
Nearly two weeks after the Tories lost their majority in an own-goal election lost despite the use of allegedly unassailable media-manipulation techniques, Prime Minister Theresa May has been edged ou...
06:24 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Find out what makes things cool
Think you know how to make something cool? Mid-century industrial designer Raymond Leowry sure did. He's behind some of the most iconic pieces of American culture, including the Coke bottle and the ...
06:23 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Road rage nightmare crash footage
A motorist was left with a "gash to the head" after crashing on a California highway, reports the BBC. In the video, posted courtesy of Chris Traber, a motorcyclist veers close to a car and kicks it...
06:09 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing A 'Roomba' for weeds
The inventor of the Roomba robot vacuum, Joe Jones, has come up with something new: a solar-powered weeding robot called the Tertill. It will patrol your home garden daily looking for weeds to cut dow...
05:55 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Track your BLT (and its carbon footprint) from farm to table
The YouTube channel Skunk Bear breaks down the rather large carbon footprint of a simple BLT....
05:49 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing 'Weird Box' is a cool interactive film starring your Instagram photos
This. is. awesome.Go to Noah Levenson's Weird Box site and enter your Instagram handle. Then sit back and enjoy the ride. Mr. Levenson, respect.(The World's Best Ever)...
05:44 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing An incredibly soothing pottery-centric Instagram account
If you need a break from the stress of the world, just sit back and watch these relaxing pottery videos from Chris Casey Art. You can learn more and purchase Caseys pottery on his website. https://www...
05:43 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Time for a new wallet? Check out this slim, RFID-blocking one
Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, theres no...
05:41 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Stormchaser films a new cloud type during spectacular sunset
Earlier this month, stormchasing photographer Mike Olbinski witnessed stunning and rare undulatus asperatus clouds roiling above the setting sun. 4K and headphones highly recommended. (more…)...
05:39 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Lovely tour of Jack White's Detroit vinyl record plant
Kevin Dupzyk got a behind-the-scenes tour of Third Man Records' new vinyl pressing plant in Detroit, where the art and craftsmanship of vinyl recordmaking is making a major resurgence. [via Popular Me...
05:33 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Why it took so long to get a Wonder Woman movie
Fandor points out that despite the fact that the comic book characters were created around the same time, we got seven Superman movies and nine Batman ones before Wonder Woman was finally allowed to...
05:31 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing In "time for sushi", Daniel Lewandowski's flexible freak becomes an army
L.A.-based filmmaker David Lewandowski is back with a new (and much anticipated) video titled, "time for sushi." I'm not going to pretend I get it but if it touches you as much as it did me, head ov...
05:26 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing A quick and handy guide to audio file formats
The fine folks at Techquickie put together a quick overview that takes the mystery out of the dizzying array of audio file formats, including when to use what and brief histories of the most common ...
05:25 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing Queer Kid Stuff teaches kids all about Pride Month
Ive written before about my friend Lindsay Amer, whose web series Queer Kid Stuff makes LGBTQ issues easily accessible for kids. Now in honor of Pride Month, Amer is uploading a new Pride-themed vid...
05:25 am PDT - Fri, June 23, 2017
BoingBoing The top 5 best drugstore foundations (out of 100 tests)
Personally, Im a Bare Minerals powder foundation gal, but if youre looking for a new drugstore foundation, here are some options to try out....
05:52 pm PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Trump meets with military drone makers and VCs
President Donald Trump today offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and...
03:35 pm PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to be taken off Endangered Species list. Thanks, Trump.
They've been on the Endangered Species list for 42 years. Today, Trump removed the Yellowstone grizzly bear's federal protections under the Endangered Species Act. The reason? A reported population re...
02:11 pm PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Deleted Wikipedia articles with freaky titles
Deleted Wikipedia articles with freaky titles is the best article on Wikipedia. From "" to Zombucks, with many oddities along the way (such as ""), all that remains are the tantalizing names given to ...
11:55 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing The $6 Ikea milk frother is terrific
I have a nice espresso machine (a Rancilio Silvia) but I hate using the frother to make foamed milk for my cappuccino drinking guests. On our last trip to Ikea I bought this battery-powered milk froth...
11:38 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Watch Trump saying he doesn't want a poor person working in his cabinet
During his rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa yesterday, Trump says he doesn't want a poor person working in his cabinet. "I love all people rich or poor -- but in those particular positions, I just don't...
11:20 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Burglar who trashes house found sleeping in bed
When Jeff Hollbrook came home from work at 3:45am last Sunday, he found his house in complete disarray. So after calling the police, he began to record the damages broken stained glass windows, fur...
11:12 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Road rage causes a spectacular, horrifying accident
Holy cow! How did the motorcycle stay up?!...
10:53 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Modding a recurve bow to make it quieter
YouTuber Survival Lilly has tons of information on how to build a survival camp in any conditions. In this video, she mods a commercially available recurve bow for stealthier hunting. (more…)...
10:53 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing These aesthetically pleasing fruit cards look good enough to eat
On her Vegan-themed Instagram account Tropically Lina, Lina Saber uploads a delightful series called fruit cards where she arranges produce on paint card-style displays. I find these immensely satisfy...
10:47 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing LA Times accidentally reports 6.8 earthquake in Santa Barbara that happened in 1925
Yesterday at 4:51pm The Los Angeles Times reported on a 6.8 earthquake in Santa Barbara. That's a shaker size that nobody would miss, and yet nobody felt it because the earthquake happened 82 years a...
10:37 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing How to break into an open garage
This gentleman had a bit of difficulty breaking into a garage. Fortunately he found it easier to get back out....
10:30 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing John Oliver dared a coal exec to sue him, and now he's being sued
Last week's John Oliver segment on Robert E. Murray, CEO of the coal mining Murray Energy Corporation, noted that Murray had a history of litigation against his critics in the news media, including ...
10:26 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing A safe-for-work, but extremely disturbing, supercut of egregious behavior
I'm sorry, am I making you uncomfortable? from mildlyinfuriatingThe original poster should be reported and banned for this....
10:16 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Getting stoned with the Weed Nuns
Aubrey Plaza, who played April Ludgate on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, sat down with the Sisters of the Valley (aka the Weed Nuns) and got really baked.From Wikipedia:Sisters of the Valley i...
10:10 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Newt Gingrich admits Trump lied about taping Comey
Ethically challenged former US Congressperson Newt Gingrich has proclaimed Donald Trump a liar. Gingrich claims there are no tapes of Trump strong-arming former FBI Director James Comey, it was an unc...
09:46 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Is Amazon's water-resisting plastic bag for your phone better than a plain ol' Ziploc?
Amazon offers this heavy plastic bag with a locking seal to let you use your phone in the water. Ziploc has long been my favorite beach case for my phone and kindle, wonder how they compare?This less ...
09:08 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Dangerous makeshift swimming pool on apartment balcony is a recipe for disaster
Reddit folks have estimated that there's about 5,000 pounds of water in this makeshift wading pool. Will the balcony support it for long?Will the balcony resist the weight? from WTF...
08:39 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Lollipops that look like "creature eyeballs"
Vintage Confections' $19 Creature Eyeball lollipop assortments come in an assortment of six flavors ("Blackberry, Marshmallow, Cotton candy, Green apple, Strawberry, Guava") and an assortment of creep...
08:32 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing A DRM-locked, $400 tea-brewing machine from the Internet of Shit timeline
Did you buy a useless $400 "smart" juicer and now feel the need to accessorize it with more extrusions from the Internet of Shit timeline? Then The Leaf from Teaforia is just the thing: it's a tea-mak...
07:44 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Bank robbery goes awry
In this security footage from a bank in Chapalita, Mexico, three masked men approach the doors with the clear intent to rob the place. A fleet-footed member of staff locks the glass doors. The maske...
07:43 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Tumblr is now owned by a phone company, so it's stopped fighting for Network Neutrality
Yahoo's sale to Verizon means that Yahoo's sub-companies -- Flickr, Tumblr and a host of others -- are now divisions of a phone company, and as you might expect, being on the payroll of a notorious ne...
07:30 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Asia's toothpick crossbow fad is even worse than our fidget spinner fad
We survived bottle flipping and fidget spinners, but will the next big fad be dangerous modded toothpick crossbows that shoot nails more than half the length of a football field? (more…)...
07:30 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing A surprisingly detailed history of choker necklaces
Beauty and fashion expert Safiya Nygaard digs into the long history of choker necklaces, which have been around since at least 2600 BC and have functioned as religious symbols, protective shielding,...
07:26 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing A history of artist Anish Kapoor and his assholic mission to own the color black
Anish Kapoor is an artist and a colossal, controlling asshole: there was that time he said that the presence of his $270M sculpture in a Chicago park gave him the right to decide who could take pictur...
07:23 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing The concepts Frank Lloyd Wright never built
Fallingwater, an hour out of Pittsburgh, is described as the world's most beautiful modern house. But fully half of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's fully-conceived masterpieces never left the drawing b...
07:14 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Fun T-shirts with erasable chalkboards
In this charming video, Giselle shows how easy it is to create a temporary masterpiece on a washable and erasable chalkboard t-shirt. (more…)...
07:13 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing A kitchen assembly line makes packing lunch a breeze
With a little prep, you can turn your kitchen into a convenient lunch assembly line for your kids or even just for yourself....
07:13 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing 'From the Ashes' examines coal's environmental devastation
As the Trump Administration works to take America back to the coal age, From the Ashes takes an unflinching look at the industry's profound effect on the environment, with a focus on Appalachia. (mo...
07:13 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing A nuanced conversation about the biases against natural hair
In this Allure video, model/writer/activist Ebonee Davis and actors Zazie Beetz and Dascha Polanco discuss the cultural bias against natural hair and the way its affected them on both a personal and...
06:43 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing How hackers can steal your 2FA email account by getting you to sign up for another website
In a paper for IEEE Security, researchers from Cyberpion and Israel's College of Management Academic Studies describe a "Password Reset Man-in-the-Middle Attack" that leverages a bunch of clever insig...
05:58 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Blogger killed by exploding gadget
A popular French blogger was killed after a pressurized whipped cream dispenser exploded and struck her in the chest.French media reported she had died of cardiac arrest after the incident, despite me...
05:50 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing The richest person in every state, by industry
You might think every American state is overrun with tech billionaires, given the amount of press they get, but Forbes shows that the richest person in each state is more likely to have made their for...
05:50 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Trippy 3D-printed spheres that help conceptualize 4D
Henry Segerman takes a brisk stroll through the world of four-dimensional objects with some really cool 3D-printed sculptures, like this sphere that projects a square grid when lit: (more…)...
05:50 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing One design firm's jargon-free contract: 'Time is money. More time is more money'
Chicago-based design firm Segura has streamlined their contract. The result is a simple, but effective, agreement that leaves out all pretentious jargon. Here are their terms and conditions: You give ...
05:49 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing 'Practically perfect in every way': Mary Poppins crosswalk lights
Well, this is certainly supercallifragilisticexpialidocious. The city of Maryborough in Queensland, Australia, birthplace of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, have turned on some new crosswalk lights....
05:49 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing How do dry cleaners clean clothes?
The YouTube channel Today I Found Out digs into the mystery of what happens to your clothes after you drop them off at the dry cleaners. And the video also provides a detailed breakdown of the histo...
05:49 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing The Harry Potter books according to Ron and Hermione
German artist Floccinaucinihilipilification has a hilarious series in which she reimagines the Harry Potter books as seen through the eyes of Ron and Hermione. You can see more of Floccinaucinihilipil...
05:43 am PDT - Thu, June 22, 2017
BoingBoing Aura is a mobile meditation trainer that learns from your sessions
As the old saying goes, "You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour." Since most of us have an endless list of things...
05:44 pm PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing A nuanced and thought-provoking review of the new Transformers movie
Bilge Ebiri writes in The Village Voice: "No matter, because this after all is a Transformers movie, so soon were faced with fiiigjhkwetwnwwwjsahafajhwfohofoehaoowofoeoicioeciaqidjFaerlaeaffjgjlje XGR...
05:27 pm PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Kickstarting Mini Balloon and Kite Mapping Kits for everyone
Jeff writes, "7 years after 'grassroots mapping' the BP spill when journalists were denied access, the open source community Public Lab is back with an even more accessible Do-It-Yourself way to take ...
03:28 pm PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Draft of Senate GOP health-care bill is out. Subsidies linked to income, Medicaid cut dramatically.
The Washington Post was first to get a draft copy of the 'secret' GOP health care bill. The 'discussion draft' is making the rounds among GOP Senators' aides and lobbyists. It would repeal Obamacare t...
03:12 pm PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Flint, Michigan airport assailant shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he stabbed officer, FBI says 'an act of terrorism'
A police officer was stabbed in the neck today by a man at Bishop Int'l. Airport in Flint, Michigan. The FBI says the attack is now being investigated as an act of terrorism, and that while it's early...
01:22 pm PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Dungeon crafting red herrings for Frostgrave's Ulterior Motives expansion
Did you know that there's such a thing as "dungeon crafting?" I didn't, until recently. There are a growing number of YouTube channels dedicated to teaching viewers how to craft all manner of terrain ...
12:29 pm PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Spirited Away's No-Face as a mechanical piggy bank
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vElkchHTyzAThe Kaonashi No-Face Piggy Bank makes the most out of one of the coolest characters in Studio Ghibli's storied history -- but getting one exported to you f...
12:25 pm PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing America knows the GOP's health care plan would harm Americans, new poll reveals
A Reuters/Ipsos poll June 9-13 shows a majority of the country thinks the American Health Care Act would be harmful for low-income Americans, people with pre-existing health conditions and Medicaid re...
12:14 pm PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Girl Scouts to offer cybersecurity badges
U.S. Girl Scouts as young as 5 years old will soon be able to earn their first-ever cybersecurity badges. 18 of these merit patches will be launched by the Girl Scouts of the USA starting in September...
11:58 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Award winning teacher wanted to be visibly queer in Oval Office photo with Trumps
I have a feeling Donald Trump (and most of the rest of the human race) would be happier if he were starring in the sitcom suggested by this photo insteading of serving the American people as a federal...
11:48 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Why Nardwuar is the best musician interviewer ever
Nardwuar the Human Serviette has been a music journalist since the 1980s. Some musicians don't appreciate his unusual personality (look at members of Blur bullying him), but no one has ever accused ...
11:32 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Gallery of disappointing stuff
I recently came across a subreddit called "Expectation vs Reality." It's a place to post side-by-side photos of something promised compared to what was actually delivered (usually a smaller, crappier ...
10:57 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Ann Druyan on the new Carl Sagan-narrated Apple commercial
Apple released this lovely new commercial featuring Carl Sagan reading from his magnificent 1994 book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, now available as an audiobook. This surpri...
10:55 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Trumps White House hit list, Americas most hated mom, and sex scandals, in this weeks tabloids
Breaking up is hard to do, and in the tabloid world its prohibitively expensive too.Prince Charles and Camilla are in the midst of a $250 million divorce, claims the Globe front page, though the story...
10:45 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Man can't wear shorts to work on hot day, so he abides by women's dress code instead
It was a scorching hot day in Buckinghamshire, UK when 20-year-old Joey Barge decided to wear a respectable navy pair of shorts to work. He knew he was pushing it, though, and tweeted this:If women ca...
10:38 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Stunning photo of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover seen from orbit
That bright blue object in the center of the photo is NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover as imaged by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter earlier this month. From NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory:The car-size ro...
10:30 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Dimmable LED light bulbs - $10 for 4
LED light bulbs are now very cheap, but dimmable ones have commanded a premium. Today, Amazon is selling a 4-pack of Cree's 60W equivalent soft white bulbs for just $10. I bought them after reading th...
10:20 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing "Fuck Trump" and "Immigrant" hats benefit ACLU
My friend Gabe created these fun "Fuck Trump" and "Immigrant" hats! All profits go to the American Civil Liberties Union! Gabe says:On a personal note, making these hats has been a profound and ground...
10:14 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Valedictorian who had mic cut off finally gets to finish speech on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last week, high school valedictorian and class president Peter Butera was giving a speech at his graduation when the school cut off his mic for speaking his mind. But last night, Butera was able to ...
10:11 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Author Tim Ferriss talks about four favorite travel tools
This week's Cool Tools Show guest is Tim Ferriss. Tim was listed as one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Business People" and one of Fortune's "40 under 40." He's an early-stage technology investor ...
09:59 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing How to simulate a moon landing in your kitchen
ARKit is Apple's new iOS framework for building augmented reality experiences on the iPhone and iPad. In this video, you can see how Toms Garca used ARKit to simulate the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission un ...
09:38 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing The 120watt 12v solar camping solution for my VW Westfalia
I am very happy with the solar power solution I've adapted for my van camping needs. I can power all my toys! (more…)...
09:27 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Marvel at New York City in this 1911 documentary travelogue
This film of New York City was shot in 1911, and it is in excellent condition. Everything is in sharp focus. It is as vibrant and picturesque as a Scorcese period film. Almost everyone wears a hat. Al...
09:12 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Kickstarting Bikequity, a feminist bicycle zine about class and social justice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH0JOx0SV0U&feature=youtu.beElly Blue (previously) writes, "Bikequity is the 14th issue of my long-running (since 2010) feminist bike zine, Taking the Lane." (more&he...
09:00 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Lovely short film about Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis
Maud Lewis is the subject of Maudie, a biopic being released later this year as an awards contender. Canada's National Film Board made this charming 1976 short subject portrait of her life and work....
09:00 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Heads up film fans: Heres a list of female critics of color to follow
Given that film criticism is overwhelmingly white and male, film critic (and great Twitter follow) Valerie Complex decided to put together a list of women of color currently working in the field. She ...
08:56 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing YMCA to promote self with famous disco song it once reviled
After 40 years of trademark threats and general grousing, the Y.M.C.A. (or at least one international branch of it) is embracing the eponymous Village People song, Y.M.C.A.: it's commissioned a cove...
08:41 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing A working six-foot fidget spinner costume
For the recent Wizard World Comic Con in Sacramento, Rob Cockerham made a working six-foot fidget spinner costume. It's quite a sight. He writes:Downtown was crowded with people, and comic book nerd...
08:40 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Watch white-knuckle speed flying through narrow gorges
Speed flyer Joseph Innes headed to Romania for this pulse-pounding speed flying trip through canyons and gullies. The low-visibility flights in fog are especially thrilling. (more…)...
08:39 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Everything you ever wanted to know about Americas northernmost town
The YouTube channel Wendover Productions took a trip to Barrow, Alaska to learn all about Americas northernmost town, where it snows during the summer and everyday items are incredibly expensive bec...
08:35 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing The Wonders of Free Market Health Care
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07:50 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Paul Ryan's Democratic challenger is a veteran, an iron-worker, union organizer, cancer survivor and Berniecrat
Randy Bryce wants to challenge Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan for the First District of Wisconsin, where Ryan beat his most recent Democratic challenger by 35 points. (more…)...
07:38 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Truck-driving is a modern form of indentured slavery
USA Today undertook a year-long investigation into southern California truckers, so-called "independent contractors" who form a critical link from America's busiest port to the rest of the country, an...
07:22 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Ukraine is Russia's testbed for launching devastating cyberwar attacks with total impunity
Ever since the Ukrainian "Maidan" revolution, the country has been subjected to waves of punishing cyberwar attacks, targeting its power grids, finance ministry, TV networks, election officials, and o...
06:52 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Mozilla's new Android browser blocks ads and trackers
Mozilla has extended and improved its Firefox Focus browser, heretofore an Ios product, bringing it to Android, with auto-blocking of trackers and ads and making it easy to erase your browser histor...
05:57 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Noah fights a Tyrannosaurus in totally accurate Biblical interpretation
Fandom Jesus is no match for canon Jesus, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex is no match for fandom Noah in this meticulously faithful retelling of the Bible's greatest ark-builder. (more…)...
05:00 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing CEO Travis Kalanick forced out at Uber
What was last week posed as an indefinite leave of absence is now for good: Travis Kalanick, CEO of scandal-wracked rideshare company Uber, announced that he is leaving the company.I love Uber more th...
04:59 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Summer of Love 'trading cards' hit San Francisco bus stops
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the city of San Francisco has created a trippy 13-poster series of "trading card" posters. Conceived by Kate Haug and produced by Ivan Uranga...
04:55 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Just park this VW van fridge right in your kitchen
I know what you're probably thinking and, nope, this isn't a concept design for a refrigerator that looks like a Volkswagen Bus. They actually made a VW Bus fridge!This stylish kitchen icebox is a col...
04:52 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Watch tandem drones use wifi to map a building's interior
This novel mapping technique developed by Yasamin Mostofi allows two drones to map the interior of an unknown building by using wifi signals and some impressive number-crunching. (more…)...
04:47 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing Giant high-tech rooftop greenhouse uses no soil
Lufa Farms is a commercial rooftop greenhouse built in 2010, one of three such gardens that help feed 2% of Montreal. (more…)...
04:47 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing The oddly ubiquitous sliding scenes of the 80s and 90s
Though it might not be the most obvious film trope, this new Fandor video points out that movies in the 80s and 90s were filled with scenes in which characters went down some kind of slide. Fandor pos...
04:46 am PDT - Wed, June 21, 2017
BoingBoing How Logan marks the evolutionary growth of the superhero genre
In this fascinating video analysis, Nerdwriter1 examines Logan through the lens of John G. Caweltis essay, Chinatown and Generic Transformation in Recent American Films, which tracks the evolutionar...
06:42 pm PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Barbie's Ken is now sporting a manbun
Earlier today, Mattel announced its brand new line of Fashionistas Barbie and Ken dolls. These 40 new dolls come in a variety of body sizes (which now includes Ken's "slim," and "broad" figure), as we...
04:43 pm PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Belle Gunness lured lonely men to her Indiana farm to rob and kill them
Belle Gunness was one of America's most prolific female serial killers, luring lonely men to her Indiana farm with promises of marriage, only to rob and kill them. In this week's episode of the Futili...
04:42 pm PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Dashcam video shows killing of Philando Castile
Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted Friday after killing Philando Castile last July. Castile, unarmed, had disclosed to Yanez that he was a legal owner of a concealed-carry firearm as he reached for his dr...
01:13 pm PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Auction: Kelly LeBrock's studded leather jacket from Weird Science
Chains, dips, chips, whips. Kelly LeBrock's custom studded leather jacket she rocked as Lisa in "Weird Science" (1985) is up for auction. Starting bid is $30,000 and it's estimated to go for $50,000...
12:19 pm PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Thinking is a group activity
Most of us vastly overestimate our understanding of how things work. We think we know more than we do. Why? Because we get by with a little help from our friends. (Sorry.) Cognitive scientists Steven ...
11:53 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Be Prepared: EFF's Summer Security Camp
Aaron from EFF writes, "EFF has just launched the Summer Security Camp, a two-week membership drive that challenges people everywhere to gather round the online rights movement and prepare for the pri...
11:49 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Ohio will be eliminated.
This is a problem as I will be flying there shortly to visit my family.Hoping it's just a software glitch on the Chicago Transit Authority station sign.(via r/softwaregore)...
11:44 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing We bought the LEGO Star Wars Rebels 'The Phantom' for the included minifigs
My daughter built The Phantom. I wanted the Chopper and Grand Admiral Thrawn minifigs, (Kanan is ok too.)She had a great time building the set in an afternoon. The laser canon work and the projectiles...
11:39 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Human toe used in "sourtoe cocktail" stolen from Canadian bar
I don't know what's weirder the fact that a bar uses an amputated human toe as a cocktail ingredient, or that the toe was stolen. But both happened at a saloon in Canada's Dawson City, Yukon.The Sour...
11:38 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Good deal on a 10 pack of 1-foot extension cords
These 1-foot-long extension cords make it possible to use all the outlets on a power strip when connecting bulky AC adapters to it. A 10-pack normally costs $18 but if you use code WQFRS4Z5 they will ...
10:57 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing A man named Mule owns 3 mules and travels with them across the western US
Documentary Filmmaker John McDonald is making a documentary about a man named Mule. Mule lives outdoors and owns three mules, and can sometimes be seen walking with them through big cities like Los ...
10:41 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Short documentary about controversial artist Jeff Koons
After watching this short documentary about sculptor Jeff Koons (narrated by Scarlett Johansson), I have more appreciation for what he does. I used to resent the fact that he has a team of artisans ...
10:20 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing A contralto (lowest female part) and countertenor (highest male part) sing a duet
Contralto Juliana Strangelove and countertenor Arthur Vasiliev sing Nick Cave's "Where The Wild Roses Grow."[via]...
10:16 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Why people name things, and themselves, "Zzyzx"
When I was a youngster, during the golden age of prank calls before caller ID, my friend and I found the name Zerba Zzyzx at the end of the telephone book. We called Ms. Zzyzx and asked if she realize...
10:05 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" as a spaghetti western theme
The Samurai Guitarist brings some Morricone to Michael.(via Laughing Squid)...
09:59 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Wolf chases goat across sheer cliff
In this video, a hungry wolf chases a small goat across the face of a sheer, crumbling cliff. The wolf wins....
09:55 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing US-Mexican beer mocks Trump with frowning Mariachi label
Amigous Cerveza is a craft beer that sports a glum Mariachi Trump sporting a swastika belt buckle, a sombrero that says "Luck You" on the brim, and a misspelled "Amigos." The back of the label declare...
09:45 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Look how fast these tiny Japanese sumo robots move
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCqxOzKNFksThese little remote control vehicles are designed to push each other out of a small circle. They dart so fast that it's hard to keep up.[via]...
09:38 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing How to stop political lawn signs from being removed: coat with glitter and vaseline
The Nation reports that people who try to steal yard signs for Democratic Congress candidate Jon Ossoff find themselves being covered in a mixture of glitter and vaseline. The sign-takers started to b...
09:38 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing How to discourage removal of political lawn signs: coat with glitter and vaseline
The Nation reports that people who try to steal yard signs for Democratic Congress candidate Jon Ossoff find themselves being covered in a mixture of glitter and vaseline. The sign-takers started to b...
09:24 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Gallery of 34 notes written by pissed-off neighbors
Loud sex. Stolen Amazon packages. Dog crap. Here are 34 angry letters of complaint and warning written by neighbors who've had it up to here....
07:25 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing What happens to a levitating gyroscope in a vacuum?
The Action Lab took a maglev gyroscope and placed it inside a sealed chamber to see what happens to a levitating gyroscope in a vacuum.A lot of people took issue with the experiment's setup and expl...
07:24 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Cute cat-shaped geta sandals from Japan
I can think of at least three feline-loving friends of mine who are going to flip when they see these cute cat-shaped sandals. With the soles shaped like the silhouette of a cat, the "Nyarageta" is a ...
07:23 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Sean Spicer expected to leave post
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, first held an off-camera briefing that had one reporter describe him as "just kind of useless", then was ridiculed by colleague and top Trump crony Steve ...
07:07 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Elle Australia's new cover shot on an iPhone 7 Plus
Ask any photographer or filmmaker about the lamest question they get the most, and they'll probably say questions about what gear they use. Georges Antoni showed that camera doesn't matter as much as ...
07:07 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Rare video of a white owl swimming through a canyon
Here's something you don't see every day, a swimming owl. In late 2016 Derrick Zuk and some pals were hiking through a canyon in Lake Powell (between Utah and Arizona) and discovered this great horn...
07:07 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing 100 years of bridesmaid dresses
It turns out that back in the 1920s, bridesmaids often wore white to match the bride. Meanwhile, todays bridal party looks tend to be cohesive but not identical....
06:51 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Nailing Trump on a technicality will not fix America
One subtext of the investigation into President Trump (especially its political dimensions) is the winking suggestion that the Russia stuff is small potatoes and the meat is in getting to prove everyt...
06:47 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing $28 Chinese app is a browser for insecure webcams
Chinese state media reports on a $28/RMB188 app that browses webcams whose default passwords haven't been changed, allowing subscribers to watch the goings-on in stores, living rooms, bedrooms, childr...
06:34 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Chinese wives, denied legal rights, hire "mistress dispellers" to keep their marriages intact
China's long economic boom and near-total lack of social and legal protections for divorced women has created growth industries in weird services that help women keep their marriages intact after thei...
06:25 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Artist proves that basic school supplies work fine for making art
YouTuber Peter Draws accepted a viewer challenge and created two lovely sketches using basic school supplies: a standard No. 2 Pencil, a wide ruled composition book, and a manual pencil sharpener. (...
06:25 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Just in time for summer: Pizza-flavored ice cream
Little Baby's Ice Cream in Philadelphia is known for their oddly-flavored ice cream (and, their bizarro ads) but they've outdone themselves with their latest icy offering. Since mid-June, the frozen d...
06:25 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing The freaky tricks your memory can play on you
If theres one thing this video from AsapSCIENCE taught me, its that I have a terrible memory. Thankfully (or then again, maybe not), it turns out a lot of other people do too....
06:24 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Turn your fast food budget into cheap homemade meals
Josh Greenfield of Brothers Green Eats proves that fast food isnt necessarily cheaper than cooking for yourself. As he explains:Ive had enough of people telling me that eating fast food is easier an...
06:20 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Big Cable asks FCC to ban states' investigations into lies about broadband speed
The cable industry lobby has petitioned the FCC, asking it to ban states from investigating and taking action on deceptive advertising claims about broadband speed -- seeking an end to actions like la...
04:54 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing North Korea wakes its citizens with creepy dystopian music
Somewhere between "hard to believe" and "of course they do" lurks the music, played over massive PA systems in Pyongyang, by the North Korean regime. Here are two important points of comparison: the u...
04:45 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing The Bragi Dash have their own music storage and fitness tracker in earbud form
The Bragi Dash Truly Wireless Smart Earphones are far more than your run of the mill Bluetooth earbuds. While the earpiece design makes these earbuds ideal for exercise and activity, and passive noise...
04:45 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Rope-skipping world record set by Japanese schoolchildren
A group of 14 Japanese schoolchildren from Fuji Municipal Harada Elementary School earned the Guinness World Records title for "most skips over a single rope in one minute by a team." Each of the 12...
04:45 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing Mammoth pirates plunder Russian arctic for "ethical ivory"
Reporter Amos Chapple went on an expedition with Russians engaging in the illegal but lucrative "ethical ivory" trade: pulling long-buried mammoth tusks from the permafrost, often by illegally gouging...
04:44 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing If cats ruled the world
AaronsAnimals imagines a world of cat domination....
04:01 am PDT - Tue, June 20, 2017
BoingBoing My Favorite Thing is Monsters: a haunting diary of a young girl as a dazzling graphic novel
Emil Ferris's graphic novel debut My Favorite Thing is Monsters may just be the best graphic novel of 2017, and is certainly the best debut I've read in the genre, and it virtually defies summarizing:...
10:23 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Crown Prince Kushner reveals weak, nasal voice in first public speech
Described by the BBC as "notoriously" reticent to be heard in public, Jared Kushner — President Trump's son-in-law and de facto factotum of his shambolic administration — was finally obl...
10:23 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Kushner, unaccustomed as he is to public speaking...
Described by the BBC as "notoriously" reticent to be heard in public, Jared Kushner — President Trump's son-in-law and de facto factotum of his shambolic administration — was finally obl...
09:49 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Watch a jet aircraft produce a deadly dihydrogen monoxide chemtrail
Shocking footage, taken from a nearby aircraft, shows a jetliner spraying its appalling chemical payload into our skies.https://twitter.com/iLove_Aviation/status/876863897294295044...
08:53 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Lady at walk-in clinic demands to see a white doctor
Hitesh Bhardwaj videoed a lady whose son required medical treatment, at a Mississuaga, Ontario clinic — but only from a white doctor. Extreemly rude and racist woman openly asking to see a whi...
08:39 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing SXSW condemns Texas's state-level law banning "sanctuary cities" like Austin
SXSW has made good on its promises to walk the talk on supporting immigration rights, coming out in support of the city of Austin's lawsuit against the state of Texas over SB-4, the Texas law that ban...
03:36 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Kushner and Trump meet with Tech CEOs including Apple's Tim Cook, Alphabet/Google's Eric Schmidt
Executives from Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe, and other Silicon Valley tech firms met with Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner today, to talk about reducing government waste and improving informatio...
03:11 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing The secret history of the iPhone
Lev Grossman, author of the Magicians trilogy, reviews Brian Merchant's origin story of the iPhone, called The One Device, in the NY Times:Snip:If youve ever worked on a hopeless project that felt lik...
02:42 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing An impressive collection of circuit diagrams for Arduino electronics
"Oh my god, this is beautiful!," "What IS this?; this is SO cool!" It's not often you get such reactions (especially from non-techies) for a nerdy computer hardware and electronics book filled with es...
02:25 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing The American student detained by North Korea and sent home in a coma has died
Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old University of Virginia student who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for taking a propaganda sign from a hotel, has died in a US hospital. North Kor...
02:07 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Surf videos of your kid are really easy to make
It is really easy to affix a camera to any foam board these days! This video was quite literally our first wave.I'm using these stab-through-the-board style GoPro mounts.Choose a location on top of ...
12:37 pm PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Watch this 91-year-old gymnast's fantastic parallel bars routine
Johanna Quaas, 92, is the "world's oldest gymnast," according to Guinness World Records. Quaas literally wrote the book on gymnastics, a textbook titled Gertturnen. She still competes regularly as e...
11:58 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Releasing a Cthulhoid podcast on wax cylinders
Paul from Yog Soggoth Dot Com writes, "To celebrate 19 years of the YSDC web site we've released a Limited Edition Wax Cylinder recording of one of our podcast shows on 19 cylinders. Yes, there really...
11:50 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Guy on treadmill demonstrates 100 styles of walking
Kevin Parry gets on a treadmill and shows 100 ways of walking: angry, zombie, mad, sneaky, drunk, robot, on vacation, strut, old man, hippy, timid, mime, pushing, in the dark, and so on....
11:47 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Man cleans and sharpens old rusty knife to better than new in very satisfying video
A guy buys an old knife for three bucks that's so rusty it looks like it's been dipped in mud. He then cleans and polishes it until it's as sparkly as a brand new knife. And sharpens it until it's s...
11:38 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Satellite sets distance record for weird "spooky action" quantum communication
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QlcKuxDGrsChinese researchers demonstrated quantum entanglement at a record distance, between a satellite and ground stations 1,200 kilometers apart. When objects are ...
11:34 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Artist breaks 43 stupid laws by taking photos of the crimes
In Ohio is illegal to disrobe in front of a portrait of a man. In Texas it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts. In Nevada it is illegal to put an American flag on a bar of soap. Photograp...
11:27 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Waxed-cotton, waterproof "fighter pilot" jackets
I have a deadly weakness for clothes from Volante Design, the "streetwear for superheroes" company in Chicago whose jackets, coats and vests I've been wearing since I found them at a Comic-Con in 2014...
11:18 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Cats domesticated themselves
In many, animal species are domesticated when humans bring them into their homes whether they want to be there or not. For example, it's mostly accepted that humans domesticated wolves, breeding them ...
11:16 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Wireless scale tracks your weight over time
$29 is a good price for this Koogeek wireless bathroom scale. It syncs to your smartphone through Bluetooth and updates an app that displays a graph of your weight over time....
11:12 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing GOP hired firm who accidentally leaked personal info on nearly 200-million Americans
Personal information on 198 million Americans or roughly 61 percent of the US population was accidentally leaked after "a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee stored intern...
10:56 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Social media's other (cooler!) makeup artists: women who specialize in gory sfx
There are plenty of extremely talented young women who make good money running social media feeds of their fantastic makeup artistry, but they don't have a patch on the artistry of the women and girls...
10:48 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing The 2016 elections taught us to watch for attacks that undermine the legitimacy of elections
Princeton computer scientist and former White House Deputy CTO Ed Felten (previously) writes about the security lessons of the 2016 election: first, that other nation-states are more aggressive than g...
10:42 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Kickstarting a diverse anthology of middle-grades science fiction
Corie J Weaver writes to tell us that Dreaming Robot (previously is kickstarting its latest science fiction anthology for kids, The Young Explorer's Adventure Guide, "the fourth collection of science ...
10:35 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Israeli company's spyware used to target corruption-fighting journalists and lawyers in Mexico
The NSO Group is an Israeli firm that describes itself as a "cyber warfare" company, dealing exclusively to governments, including the famously corrupt and dysfunctional government of Mexico. The NSO ...
10:29 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Fisherman catch first documented two-headed porpoises
Fishermen in the North Sea near the Nethelands caught the first two-headed porpoises ever documented. The trawler crew found the animal already dead in its nets. From Deinsea, the journal of the Natur...
10:27 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Is this the world's oldest, simplest chair design?
It's been called a Camping Chair, a Bog Chair, an X-Chair, a Stargazer Chair, a Viking Chair, an African Chair, but "no one can agree on where the design first came from or what it ought be called," s...
10:25 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Pictures of dinosaurs, by a flower-drawing algorithm
Chris Rodley fed some pictures of dinosaurs to a "style transfer" machine-learning system that had been trained to draw flowers, and this was the gorgeous result. (via Kottke)...
10:16 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Make: a gorgeous, dramatic Internet Kill Switch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Etvk5CnqMWant to be really sure that your Internet of Things gadgets and laptops aren't being remotely controlled by malware? (more…)...
10:11 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing It's a joy to watch this guy's Hot Wheels restoration YouTube channel
This guy has a YouTube channel documenting his process of restoring old, banged-up Hot Wheels cars. He has a soothing voice, has very clean fingernails, uses good lighting, makes sure his video shot...
10:09 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Strong wind slams a car door shut, and it locks with toddler inside. Mother then gets a ticket for child abuse by neglect
It was a hot windy day in Omaha, Nebraska last week, with winds gusting 40 mph. And one of those gusts apparently slammed a car door shut while an aunt who had just taken her niece home after a day o...
09:49 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Let's crawl inside a giant water balloon and fill it with water until it pops
The Slo Mo Guys wanted to find out what would happen if you went inside a big balloon and filled it with water until it pops. There is probably a rule 34 subreddit for this.[via]...
09:40 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing 20/20 TV news segment on The Clash and Talking Heads (1979)
"I would hate to be thought of that we didn't think about things, y'know?" said Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison. "But I think our music is really meant to be felt as much as anything." (more&...
09:39 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of trademark protection for offensive terms
An Asian-American band has a first amendment right to call itself The Slants and to register it as a trademark, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court in a unanimous decision.From Reason:At issue in Matal v. ...
09:26 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Treasure trove of deep-sea specimens includes dongs of the deep
Australia's Sampling the Abyss project went 2.5 miles underwater 62 miles off the east coast of the continent, netting a treasure trove of delightful creatures, including a peanut worm that in Rob Zug...
09:26 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing A tiny British beach hut with a secret buried underneath
British YouTuber Colin Furze shows off his custom-made beach house, which has not one but two floors buried beneath it. (more…)...
09:26 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing This little library in Detroit looks like Doctor Who's TARDIS
We have little free libraries where I live in California but none as are half as cool as this one in Detroit, Michigan. Dan Zemke spotted an empty lot across the street from his house on Detroit's War...
09:20 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Cube Spinner tantalizingly close to Lament Configuration
The cube-shaped fidget spinner is the only cool fidget spinner, but they could and should be even better: whoever is responsible for Hellraiser merchandise is missing a trick. (Though you can get a Le...
09:16 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Sometimes a cheap plastic drain snake will save the day
My daughter has long hair. This cheap drain snake has cleared a number of plugged bathroom sinks, and our tub. The snake drags out a lot of hair. Perhaps because it is so "supple." When it is the kitc...
09:07 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Canon Jesus was way better than fandom Jesus
Lauralot points out that the Jesus of the Bible doesn't have much in common with the right-wing, evangelical Christ -- canon Jesus was "a brown Jew in the Middle East, conceived out of wedlock in an a...
08:47 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Every year, Starbucks sends 4 billion nonrecyclable paper cups to landfills
In 2008, Starbucks publicly acknowledged that the plastic coatings it used on its paper cups made them impossible to recycle using the kinds of equipment deployed by municipalities around the world, a...
08:36 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Restoring a 50 year-old Hot Wheels model car
baremetalHW collects, revives and customizes Hot Wheels toys. Above, a 1968 Deora is restored to its original glory; he shows the paints and techniques required to get it right. Below, a contemporar...
08:32 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing New media noncompetes are destroying the careers of young journalists
When Stephanie Russell-Kraft signed up to work for Law360, she naively entered into a probably unenforceable noncompete "agreement" that asserted that by looking at court filings for interesting news ...
08:19 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing A right-wing Dem Senator who voted to sell weapons to Saudi is being primaried by an environmental activist
Senator Joe Manchin [D-WV, @Sen_JoeManchin, +1 304-342-5855] is a right-wing Democrat Senator whose inglorious career includes breaking with his party to endorse President Trump's deal to sell record ...
07:53 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing China's billionaires are disappearing into police custody and/or early graves
Dozens of the richest executives in China have disappeared under mysterious circumstances and are assumed to be in police detention as the country pursues an aggressive anti-corruption agenda. (more&h...
07:43 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Make: an Aeropress/water bottle cold-brew dripper
The cheapest and easiest way I know of to make cold brew coffee is with an almond-milk bag and a water jug, but if you favor the drip method over the steeping method, you can spare yourself the expens...
06:05 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing A Handmaids Tale for men
Funny Or Die follows Manfred as he tries to survive in a world where women expect to be treated like human beings....
06:04 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Laura Benantis Melania Trump really doesnt want to move into the White House
The always hilarious Laura Benanti returns to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to share how Melania Trump is feeling about moving into the White House....
06:04 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing London van rams worshippers at mosque, authorities investigating attack as terrorism
In London, an attacker drove a van into pedestrians outside a mosque in London, killing one person and injuring ten or more others. (more…)...
06:04 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Watch Dave Grohl's 8-year old daughter rock the drums with the Foo Fighters
Just when you thought rock legend Dave Grohl couldn't get any cooler, he went and brought an eight-year old kid onstage to play drums for a cover of Queen's "We Will Rock You" with the Foo Fighters....
05:45 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Learn to code on your own time with this digital library
The Coding Powerhouse eBook Bundlecomprises 9 titles covering everything from front-end web frameworks to cross-platform mobile application development, and it's available now in the Boing Boing Store...
05:38 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Comparing a $100 bass to a $10,000 bass
In this video, UK-based YouTuber and bassist Davie504 plays a solo on a $100 bass, a $700 bass, and a TEN-THOUSAND-DOLLAR bass* to compare them. I watched the video five times and still can't hear t...
05:38 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Broadway star Patti LuPone has the best response to the idea of performing for Donald Trump
Asked on the Tonys red carpet why Donald Trump should come see her perform in her current Broadway show War Paint, legendary performer Patti LuPone didnt mince words, noting: Well I hope he doesnt bec...
05:37 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing This guy is grilling meat inside of a filing cabinet
Summer BBQ season is nearly here. Oh sure, you could pull out the ol' grill again. But, why be boring when a perfectly fine piece of office furniture is ready to be transformed into a multi-level me...
05:37 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing Watch a mesmerizing stop-motion video using wood grain
"WoodSwimmer" is a single from Bedtimes with a remarkable video by Brett Foxwell. In it, Foxwell laboriously sanded and sliced thin pieces of wood from large logs to create hypnotic patterns from th...
05:37 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing 18th century women wore secret, removable pockets
National Museums Liverpool details all the layers 18th century upper class British women were expected to wear each day. The best part? Secret, removable pockets!...
04:37 am PDT - Mon, June 19, 2017
BoingBoing DuckTales reboot is on the way
If you or your kids are of a certain age, DuckTales may play a large role in your late-80s/early-90s nostalgia. Disney is bringing the show back, and the new opening sequence by Golden Wolf pays hom...
06:44 am PDT - Sun, June 18, 2017
BoingBoing Make board game night a brain buster with this puzzle-based board game
COGZ is a game where up to six players compete to see who can fix a mad scientists color-coded machine, and its currently available in the Boing Boing Store.In this Mensa-endorsed tabletop game, playe...
05:41 am PDT - Sun, June 18, 2017
BoingBoing A 40-foot tall pink flamingo is headed to Black Rock City
At last week's Burning Man Desert Arts Preview in San Francisco, I learned that artist Josh Zubkoff and his crew are bringing an enormous piece of hot pink pop kitsch to the playa this summer. Twenty ...
05:40 am PDT - Sun, June 18, 2017
BoingBoing Classic comic book covers as balloon art
For those who can't get enough balloon art (previously), here are some classic comic book covers reimagined with balloon art by Phileas Flash. Some impressive detail! (more…)...
05:40 am PDT - Sun, June 18, 2017
BoingBoing Need a new fan this summer? Try a Vornado
Thanks to a big row of west-facing windows, my apartment can get really hot in the afternoon. And since I dont have a ceiling fan, I was looking for a tower fan that would help me cool down without ne...
12:06 pm PDT - Sat, June 17, 2017
BoingBoing In 1956, Hugh Heffner gave MAD's founding editor an unlimited budget for a new satire magazine called "TRUMP"
Harvey Kurtzman is a hero of satire, the guy who convinced Bill Gaines's mother to bankroll a comic book called MAD, then doubled down by turning MAD into a magazine -- only to jump ship five issues l...
12:06 pm PDT - Sat, June 17, 2017
BoingBoing In 1956, Hugh Hefner gave MAD's founding editor an unlimited budget for a new satire magazine called "TRUMP"
Harvey Kurtzman is a hero of satire, the guy who convinced Bill Gaines's mother to bankroll a comic book called MAD, then doubled down by turning MAD into a magazine -- only to jump ship five issues l...
10:40 am PDT - Sat, June 17, 2017
BoingBoing Easy to use bicycle chain tool
Guess how I'm spending Saturday morning? This bicycle chain tool works for both my road bike and my mountain bike that loves to break its chain.Oumers Universal Bike Chain Tool With Chain Hook via Ama...
09:17 am PDT - Sat, June 17, 2017
BoingBoing Pizza slice-shaped bags for, well, your slices of pizza
Storing individual slices of pizza, and other triangular food, just got a whole lot easier thanks to these Pizza Bags by ThinkGeek. One first world problem solved!...Stop trying to shove the entire pi...
09:17 am PDT - Sat, June 17, 2017
BoingBoing Oregon becomes first US state to issue nonbinary gender on IDs
Beginning in July, Oregon driver's licenses and state IDs will allow applicants to choose M, F, or X for their gender designation. This follows an open comment period where the overwhelming majority...
09:17 am PDT - Sat, June 17, 2017
BoingBoing Republicans are trying to pass Trumpcare in secret, here are simple resources to fight that
Senate Republicans are currently working in secret on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and overhaul the American health care system. The process is so secretive, in fact, that even...
07:33 am PDT - Sat, June 17, 2017
BoingBoing 2012: Tory Prime Minister David Cameron declares war on "Safety Culture"
The Conservative Party -- and free market ideologues -- have waged a long war on "safety culture," insisting that nonsensical, incoherent regulation that acted as a drag on every business except no-wi...
06:44 am PDT - Sat, June 17, 2017
BoingBoing This endoscopic camera helps diagnose problems in small spaces
Whether you desperately need to locate your wedding ring in the sink drain or accurately determine how much hair is clogging your shower, this Waterproof Endoscopic Camera will give you a clear window...
08:26 pm PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing The Lost Arcade: documentary about Manhattan's last arcade
The Lost Arcade, a documentary about the encroachment of gentrficiation upon the last real video arcade in Manhattan, is now available to watch online.Directed by Kurt P. Vincent, the story is as mu...
08:13 pm PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing The heartwarming story behind the internet's premier testicle clickbait site
K. Thor Jenson, one of the enduring lights of web culture, spent two years writing clickbait about balls for a good cause: testicular cancer research. I signed on with the foundation in early 2015. T...
04:24 pm PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing In Rhode Island, students and parents must let schools spy on them day and night through their laptops
A majority of the Rhode Island school districts with "1-1" programs where each student is issued a laptop have a blanket policy of spying on the students and everything they do on their laptops, durin...
02:20 pm PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Alarm clock dropped inside wall still going off daily after 13 years
Thirteen years ago, Pittsburgh's Jerry Lynn carefully lowered an alarm clock on a string, lowering it into a wall from the floor above, part of a cunning plan to identify where to drill a hole by wait...
01:42 pm PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Watch Prime Minister May hurry to her car as an angry crowd bellows at her
Theresa May, aloof and clueless, decided not to meet victims of the Grenfell tower fire. Her political rival Jeremy Corbyn and the Queen, however, each managed to fit them in. So May, accustomed as sh...
11:15 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Melissa del Bosque, Ta-Nehisi Coates & co: "Cigarette cards" for muckraking journalists
Dave Maass writes, "In the 1890s, a tobacco company included collectors cards featuring 'American Editors' in its cigarette packs. In all, they were 49 white dudes and one woman, and the only diversit...
11:08 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing The FBI's Gary Gygax file calls the original Dungeon Master "eccentric and frightening"
Reason Magazine's C.J. Ciaramella filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI for the Bureau's file on TSR, the company that E Gary Gygax founded when he created Dungeons and Dragons (now ...
11:01 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Programmer pay and indent-style: tab-using coders earn less than space-using coders
David Robinson used the data from the 28,657 people who self-selected to take the Stack Overflow survey to investigate the relationship between programmer pay and the conventions of using either tabs ...
10:34 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Good deal on my favorite measuring spoons
I bought this set of snap-nesting measuring spoons in 2015 and they are my favorite set. Each spoon is two-sided. There's a round side for liquids and a narrow side for spice jars. It's on sale right ...
10:25 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Stephen Colbert celebrates Mueller forming 'Obstruction of Justice League' to investigate Trump
Make Justice Obstruction Again. (more…)...
10:14 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing This guy submitted a 3D model of his face to get his ID card
Raphael Fabre modeled his face with 3D software and used it for his French national ID card.On April 7, 2017, I applied for an ID card to the 18th Army. All the papers requested for the card were lega...
09:53 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Vox interviewed 8 GOP senators about the health bill, and their answers are real head scratchers
"Senate Republicans can't answer simple and critical questions about the health care bill they're crafting in secret," says Vox after asking eight Republican senators how their bill will actually impr...
09:46 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing ChefSteps new all-white Joule is $20 cheaper
Next to my trusted Wagner #9 skillet no other single kitchen tool gets as much use as my ChefSteps Joule. Not even my chef's knife. (more…)...
09:27 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing The Commute Deck: a homebrew Unix terminal for tight places
Kerry Scharfglass designed his "Commute Deck" as a laptop alternative for his morning commute: it combines a mechanical keyboard (running the TMK open keyboard firmware), a 7", 720p display from Adafr...
09:23 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Please don't try to ride a hog
Here's what we've learned: an enormous swine may enjoy having his back rubbed, but that doesn't mean it will allow a large primate to jump on it in hope of a ride around the pen.No you can't...
09:21 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Los Angeles: Bloomsday at the Hammer, tonight!
Celebrate the life and works of James Joyce, at the Hammer Museum, tonight at 7:30pm. Admission is free!The stirring live readings from the bookpresented by a cavalcade of dramatic actors in the museu...
08:46 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing "Purposeful objects that solve their own problems"
Dan Grayber's Cavity Mechanism series of sculptures are a hymn to "purposeful objects that solve their own problems," in which gravity acts upon systems of pulleys and scaffolds and wires to suspend w...
08:44 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing These mobile device stands collapse to the size of credit cards
While the portability of smartphones and tablets is undeniably convenient, the occasional need to support your device while typing or video chatting can get exhausting after awhile. To give you an ext...
08:30 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Trump's no-experience, fake-degree wedding planner will be in charge of billions in NYC housing spending
Lynne Patton has no experience with housing policy, claims to have a law degree from a university that says she dropped out after two semesters, claims an affiliation with Yale that no one can explain...
08:30 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Asshole motorist repeatedly attempts to block motorcycles
A driver on California's 210 freeway attempted to block and scare motorcyclists out of lanesplitting....
08:25 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing These pre-destroyed sneakers are only $1425/pair
There are some things I will never understand. This pair of high-tops by "Paris-based fashion house" Maison Margiela is definitely one of them.Looking like something the cat dragged in (after ripping ...
08:25 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing The complicated, feminist history of Wonder Womans odd origin story
In this great piece for Vulture, pop culture critic and Wonder Woman aficionado Angelica Jade Bastin digs into Dianas Prince comic book origin story. Unlike Batman and Superman, whose backstories are ...
08:04 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Woman drowns rabid raccoon in mud puddle
Attacked by a rabid raccoon and looking to her phone for answers, Rachel Borch noticed she'd dropped her cellular device near a puddle. Thinking that a drowning might stop the animal, Borch held it un...
07:58 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Why Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.4 Billion
Amazon announced today it has agreed to buy the Whole Foods grocery chain for $13.4 billion, as the internet retailer eyes a broader expansion of services. (more…)...
07:17 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Kink.com is selling off their adult film set props to the public
BDSM porn establishment Kink.com will soon leave the massive Armory building in San Francisco to move its operations to Las Vegas. In the meantime, they are selling off furniture and props from their ...
07:16 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Trippy and gorgeous night sky petunias look like tiny universes
Does your garden of earthly delights have room for some out-of-this-world petunias? Night Sky petunias are a cultivar by Selecta, developed in part at Mississippi State University's trial gardens. (...
07:16 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Heres what the world would look like if we could see the invisible forces around us
Derek Muller of the YouTube channel Veritasium uses a nifty trick to make visible the invisible air currents, temperature gradients, and differences in air pressure around us. The process is called ...
07:15 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing This robot crawls up your butt to examine your colon
A colonoscopy is a very unpleasant selfie. The medical procedure involves having a long, thin, flexible camera inserted up your rectum and into your large intestine to look for ulcers, polyps, and t...
07:10 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing In bizarre tweet, Trump says those investigating him told him to fire Comey
Donald Trump just claimed that "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" (more…)...
06:46 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7bn
Amazon announced Friday that it was acquiring Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn in cash. Bezos: "they make it fun to eat healthy."Does your tech startup have anything going on with Whole Foods? It doesn'...
06:32 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Today is the anniversary of the first woman in space
On June 16, 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. She orbited the Earth 48 times over a period of three days. Inspired by Yuri Gagarin who in 1961 became the fir...
06:22 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Strobe flashes leave dancer's fleeting shadows on photosensitive screen
Yes We Mystic's video for "Working for the Future in the Interlake" is simple yet beautiful. As a dancer performs to the song, her silhouette gets faintly imprinted on a glow-in-the-dark screen behi...
06:22 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Four ways to actually remove stickers once and for all
BuzzFeed Nifty shows off four different ways to do the seemingly impossible: Remove stickers and their gross residue....
06:22 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Freaky stick-on shoes for the soles of your feet
Here are the weird adhesive soles you never asked for (though they do appear to be useful).Called Nakefit, this pair of freaky stick-on shoes adhere to the bottom of your feet to protect them from thi...
06:20 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Texas parks department posts photos of "Bigfoot" footprints
The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department posted images of mysterious large footprints reportedly spotted at parks and trails just north of Austin, Texas. Is this Bigfoot or a marketing stunt? "I...
06:04 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Hacking the human lifespan
Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey has said that the first person likely to live to 1,000 years-old has probably been born already. de Grey's nonprofit lab, and others, some of which are funded b...
05:48 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Video: Jeff Koons, steel balloon animals, the Pink Panther, and Scarlett Johansson
This year, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles gala honored sculptor Jeff Koons who for decades has created incredibly monuments to popular culture, from steel balloon animals to a br...
05:44 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Guy nearly maims his ladyfriend with rocket-powered fidget spinner
As we descend from Peak Fidget Spinner into its decadent phase, expect to see more of this. The Backyard Scientist discovered that hiding behind a flimsy plastic folding table is no match for rocket...
05:43 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Listen to the nicest car horn ever
Former NASA engineer Mark Rober has invented a fancy in-dash car horn with three custom settings. The first one is sort of a swift and friendly 'toot, toot' for when your regular horn is too aggress...
05:43 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes, the new DuckTales title sequence is a duck-blur
Ahead of the shows debut, Disney released the updated title sequence (and theme song!) for the new DuckTales reboot. It sounds great and looks even better. The reboot launches as a TV movie on Augus...
05:00 am PDT - Fri, June 16, 2017
BoingBoing Ceramic vases and pots melded with animal bodies
Cephalopods and ceramics fuse in Keiko Masumoto's whimsical updates of traditional Chinese ceramic forms. (more…)...
06:21 pm PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Podcasts we love: NPR's 'Invisibilia' uncovers invisible truths
One of the things I love about long summer weekends is catching up on podcasts and filling my mind with something other than bummer political news. The third season of NPR's most popular podcast, Invi...
06:03 pm PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Putin offers Comey asylum in Moscow
Russian President and funnyman Vladimir Putin joked today that if fired FBI director Jim Comey feels persecuted by U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia will grant him asylum as it has with NSA leaker E...
04:13 pm PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Pence laywers up
Mike Pence, currently Vice-President of the United States of America, has hired independent counsel to help him weather the dark cloud that is the 'Russian election hacking collusion/obstruction of ju...
11:26 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Good deal on a Black Decker cordless drill
I've been looking around for a cordless drill, and today Amazon put this Black + Decker model on sale for $34, so I bought it. I wanted one that was lightweight, has variable speed, and uses a keyless...
10:47 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Digital books to teach you Android development
With over 80% of the global smartphone market, Android is by far the most widely-used operating system. Thanks to its open-source underpinnings, adoption of Googles mobile OS has skyrocketed. It can b...
10:36 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Disaster strikes but bride doesn't care
Bus breaks down on the way to the wedding? No problem. Power outage at the reception? The bride did not care. A string of unforunate events attempted to derail a Virginia bride's big day, but nothing ...
10:16 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Cool hand-cranked laser show made from 3D printed parts
https://youtu.be/_dtBUiaAqREEvan built this nifty mechanical laser show on his 3D printer. The gizmo has two rotating cams that tilt a laser pointer up and down and from side to side in such a way tha...
10:06 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing As man exits truck to assault cyclist, car jacker steals truck and hits person in a wheelchair
On June 10th, in Santa Monica, California, a motorist exited his Toyota pickup to discuss his overwhealming dissatisfaction with a local cyclist. A series of mishaps ensued.A driver of a Toyota pick-u...
10:01 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Pigeon thinks roof exhaust vent is a merry-go-round
I like to imagine that the other pigeons on the roof are waiting for their turn on this spinning rooftop vent.Pigeon carousel...
09:55 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Theory 11 Artisan playing cards in black
This deck is absolutely beautiful!A stunning design by Simon Frouws for Theory 11, these cards feature gold foil stamped on lovely, lovely black paper. Just lovely.Artisan Playing Cards (Black) via Am...
09:54 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Man blows his top because toll booth won't accept his quarter
This video from 2013 is suddenly enjoying attention. It features a justifiably frustrated man trying to pay a freeway toll with a quarter that keeps getting rejected by the toll booth machine. Traff...
09:50 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Mormon official silences 12-year-old girl in church after she says she's gay
Savannah, a 12-year-old girl, is giving a speech at her Utah church but is interrupted when an official at the church cuts off her microphone and tells her to sit down. He apparently did not like th...
09:41 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing American regions with high immigration enjoy persistent, long-term higher incomes and lower unemployment
If you're an American who's lucky enough to live somewhere that received large influxes of immigrants during the "Age of Mass Migration" (1860 to 1920), congratulations! The immigrants who came to you...
09:39 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing This guy makes stickers that look like power outlets to prank air travelers
Got one! pic.twitter.com/bfxE4TFTWr— Just Basic Dave (@JustBasicDave) June 14, 2017Just Basic Dave has quite a sense of humor. He has stickers that look like power outlets and he sticks them on ...
09:39 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing LEGO Star Wars 'The Arrowhead' from the Freemaker Adventures
We've been having a lot of fun with LEGO Star Wars. When my daughter heard the Freemaker's new ship was available, she spent a day snapping bricks together!LEGO Star Wars is pretty hilarious. Taking...
09:14 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Guy drives his smart car inside convenience store to avoid rain
This guy has a lot of nerve. Not only does he drive his Smart car right into a convenience store in Jiangsu, China, but then he honks to get the cashier's attention. The cashier is a good sport, hop...
08:52 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing A cloud shaped like Britain
This image, taken by Matt Hallas in the East Midlands, was sent into the BBC's splendid Weather Watchers page, which has many more atmospheric delights....
08:44 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Two teens were lost in tunnels of Paris catacombs for three days
Anyone who's been to the Paris catacombs knows how claustrophobic and creepy the dim, narrow underground tunnels can be. But two teenage boys got lost for three days in the 150-mile maze, which is lin...
08:40 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Savage fight between dog and fox
I had a hard time watching this one (embedded below), but it stands as a remarkable testament to the fitness of mammalian embodiment to its evolutionary niche: the brutal execution of competition and ...
08:25 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Do you have a 'long stabby thing' next to the bed just in case someone breaks in?
This vintage (2011) clip shows Australian TV host Karl Stefanovic describing his home defense strategy: keeping a "long stabby thing" by the side of the bed. Cohost Lisa Wilkinson reports having a "...
07:53 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Bat-Signal to shine over Los Angeles in memory of Adam West
The iconic bat-signal will sweep the Los Angeles sky tonight in memory of Adam West, the (best) Batman actor who died on Saturday. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetii and L.A. Police Department Chief Charlie Bec...
07:51 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Not just savers! Wells Fargo also defrauded bankrupt mortgage borrowers
A class action suit against Wells Fargo alleges that the bank -- which is still embroiled in a scandal over creating literally millions of fraudulent accounts and firing and blacklisting low-level emp...
07:48 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Chicken vs. corgi
Corgi's fleet-footed technique and Chicken's cautious jabs are evenly matched until a new challenger arrives....
07:42 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing What's worse than shitty, hacked voting machines? Unauditable, shitty voting machines
The news of attempts by Russian hackers to compromise US voting systems will forever throw into question the results of close US elections -- but that's not just because voting machines are security t...
07:02 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Germany mulls sweeping surveillance bill, crypto backdoors and fingerprinting kids
Germany's interior ministry has announced sweeping new surveillance powers ahead of the coming national election, which would include the right to infect residents' computers with malware in order to ...
05:39 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Watch Rakka, Neill Blomkamp's short science fiction film
The first short film from Neill Blomkamp, starring Sigourney Weaver, is online free of charge. Amazing to see such a big director work so forcefully outside the system. I hope it does well!Want to g...
05:02 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Bat-signal to shine above LA to honor Adam West
TV's Batman, the recently-departed Adam West, will be honored in a ceremony perfectly fit for a Caped Crusader. DC Comics has announced that the Bat-signal will shine over the skies of Los Angeles on ...
05:00 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing In 1629, Dutch castaways on a tiny island faced a desperately murderous leader
In 1629, a Dutch trading vessel struck a reef off the coast of Australia, marooning 180 people on a tiny island. As they struggled to stay alive, their leader descended into barbarity, gathering a ban...
04:50 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Check out this psychedelic 'Yellow Submarine' bass
This gorgeous yellow beauty is the handiwork of The Painted Player Guitar Co., a crew of artists and luthiers located in the United Kingdom. This groovy bass guitar is, of course, based on the Beatles...
04:45 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Party every day with the KISS inflatable tongue
My friend Jared Hirsch spotted this at a local Bay Area toy store and wasted no time sending me the photographic evidence of its existence.This KISS inflatable tongue is, naturally, fashioned after Ge...
04:33 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Cool designer key blanks
My house key is shaped like a revolver and I am a fan of oddly-shaped keys in general. So, when I saw these cool key blanks by NYC jewelry brand Erica Weiner pop up in my Instagram feed, I stopped in ...
04:17 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Do fidget spinners actually help people with ADHD?
Since fidget spinners were originally designed to help people manage their ADHD, BuzzFeed asked people with the condition to try out spinners for a week and report back on their experiences....
04:00 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing How to turn a carrot into a recorder
The more you know!...
03:46 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Should we feel bad about feeling schadenfreude?
The YouTube channel Nerdwriter1 digs into the phenomenon of schadenfreude (the pleasure derived by someone from another persons misfortune) and what it can tell us about human psychology and the ris...
03:32 am PDT - Thu, June 15, 2017
BoingBoing Foodies, live vicariously through this gorgeous Instagram account
With a keen eye for presenting fresh food in tantalizingly ways, the Foodbites Instagram account is a food-lovers dream.https://www.instagram.com/p/BVPEOCChUSf/https://www.instagram.com/p/BUeVkOIBk5F/...
04:49 pm PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing China suddenly approves 9 Trump trademarks it previously rejected, what, no reason, why?
Said one intellectual property attorney, The speed with which these appeals were decided is mind-blowing. (more…)...
04:19 pm PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Special counsel Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice charges
Praise leaks. The Washington Post reports that special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. The investigators have also been looking...
02:27 pm PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Making a better World War II
My twin brother and I grew up during World War II, and then in its long aftermath, when we lived with our military family in occupied Japan and Germany. WWII was the central pivot of the 20th Century....
01:10 pm PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing An excerpt from Tropic of Kansas, a novel about a Trumpian, dystopian America
On Tor.com, an excerpt from Christopher Brown's forthcoming debut novel Tropic of Kansas, an outstanding and well-timed thriller about a corporate-presidency dystopia (you may recall it from Brown's e...
12:50 pm PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing U.S. Marshals arrest 2 Turkish men accused of role in embassy beating
Remember when the President of Turkey came to Washington to visit Trump, and his goons beat the crap out of American protesters on American soil? The DC-based Turkish news site Washington Hatti report...
11:55 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing North Korea has been hacking the U.S. since 2009, warn DHS and FBIand they're not stopping
A rare joint alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation explicitly blames the government of North Korea for a series of hacking attacks on various Amer...
11:45 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Foul-smelling clamshell paved road is being removed
Yesterday I posted the story of the gentleman who paved his private road with raw, unwashed clamshells, creating a horrible-smelling, maggot-infested mess. Well, all good things must come to an end. A...
11:33 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing How Matchbox cars were made in 1965
Here is delightful factory footage from 1965 of Matchbox car manufacturing in the London Borough of Hackney. From Wikipedia:The Matchbox name originated in 1953 as a brand name of the British die-ca...
11:19 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Head lice treatments in US are failing
Interesting article in SciAm about the difficulty in treating head lice infestations. "Overexposure to insecticides has bred resistance in the parasites, making it harder than ever to treat infestatio...
11:16 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing "Old man" headbanging to Metallica
For all I know, this guy could be younger than James Hetfield, but in any case, the fun he's having is infectious. "Old man is having fun under metallica" (YouTube via DIGG)...
11:14 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Do people actually drink Lancers wine?
I have never actually seen anyone drink Lancers. It must be popular, it seems to still be commercially produced!https://youtu.be/Nap3AgOwLEEI remember my parents having two bottles of this in the fr...
11:07 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing How to iron a shirt with a pot of hot water
If you don't have an iron handy, you can always use a pot of hot water to smooth out your clothes. This method looks like it does a pretty good job, but you might want to use oven mitts this guy ke...
10:58 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing This guy riding a hoverboard around the edge of a high-rise gave me cold sweats
This video of a young guy riding around the lip of a tall building in Hong Kong made my palms sweaty. He comes within a fraction of an inch from the edge. He's lucky to be alive....
10:47 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing GOP-led hearing on gun silencer deregulation canceled after today's shooting
After five people were shot today, including Republican House Whip Steve Scalise, during a morning game of baseball, a scheduled hearing that included the leader of the NRA to deregulate gun silencers...
10:41 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing How to get a signed, personalized copy of Walkaway sent to your door!
The main body of the tour for my novel Walkaway is done (though there are still upcoming stops at Denver Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, the Burbank Public Library and Defcon in Las Vegas), but you ca...
10:38 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Kevin Kelly's beautiful photos from his recent trip to Uzbekistan
My friend and Cool Tools partner Kevin Kelly went to Uzbekistan and he posted a bunch of breathing photos he took while he was there. See them all here.It's everybody's favorite vacation getaway: Uzbe...
10:32 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Trollcakes: sleuthing bakers will hunt down your trolls, inscribe their hate in icing, and deliver edible words
Ever wish the anonymous jerks who comments on your online life would be made to eat their words? Wish no more, Trollcakes is here. (more…)...
10:26 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Leaked tax-haven data shows that the super rich are way, way richer than suspected
When Thomas Piketty and his team undertook their landmark study of wealth inequality in the world, they had to rely on the self-reported income of the super rich to see just how income was distributed...
10:21 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Why people keep watching the worst movie ever made
https://youtu.be/k27mr6p-yhYWhy do so many people repeatedly watch 2003's The Room, even though they think it's the worst movie ever made? Because "it's like a movie made by an alien who has never see...
10:13 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing What colors do you get when you spell words in hex?
The hexidecimal color #C0FFEE (192 Red, 255 Green, 238 Blue, on a scale of 0-255) is a pleasing greenish color, while #BEADED is a kind of mauve. (more…)...
10:04 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing A Hong Kong parking space just sold for USD664K
The 188 square foot parking space went for HKD5.18m (USD664,300) -- HKD27,500/sqft. (more…)...
10:02 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Ridiculous high speed save by Isle of Man TT racer
Watch as James 'Dynamite' Hillier somehow manages to keep a nearly out of control Kawasaki superbike upright, on the road and in the race! Blazing around the Isle of Man's 'Ballagarey Corner, also k...
09:49 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Windshield chip and crack repair can be fun but I'd rather not have to do it
A rock cracked my windshield as I was driving along the 5 freeway. This $11 kit and youtube video patched it nicely!I did a bunch a looking around and I think this style kit, with its suction/pressu...
09:48 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing What I've been reading - recommended books
A few days ago Jason Kottke posted his media diet - a list of books and movies he's read and watched recenty. I found some interesting things on his list, which I made a note of. (I keep a running lis...
09:35 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing To succeed in web development, you need to know much more than just JavaScript
Having grown out of its awkward adolescence, JavaScript is no longer a novelty language for animating elements on webpages. It has become the lingua franca of the web, imbued with a variety of other l...
09:20 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Spaced-out cover of Love and Rockets' "Holiday on the Moon" by Darwin Meiners
This year David J, legendary member of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets and solo artist, turned 60 years old. To celebrate, David's friend/manager/collaborator Darwin Meiners, a talented musician in his...
08:18 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Watch bizarre video: United Airlines employee pushes 71-year-old to floor, leaves him motionless
https://youtu.be/CaeUqF8FO7IThis is such a bizarre video that just surfaced on YouTube of a United Airlines employee at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston pushing a 71-year-old man to the...
07:16 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Just looking at this camera obscura makes me happy
I have a thing for beautiful wooden boxes, and I absolutely lose my mind when they perform magical feats. My friend Les Cookson recently sent me a prototype of aCamera Obscura hes been working on and ...
06:38 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing London fire: just last year, Tory landlord-MPs rejected Labour's tenant safety law
The death-toll on London's Grenfell Tower fire continues to mount, it's worth remembering that there are no "natural disasters," only human disasters, created by people who weigh different interests i...
05:55 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Staged video of comedian Bret Eidman getting punched after racist routine goes viral again
In this 2012 video, comedian Brett Eidman dons a mask depicting stereotypical Asian features, performs an Asian-themed routine, harangues an Asian couple in the front row, and is punched in the face. ...
05:55 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Video of comedian "punched" after racist routine goes viral again
In this 2012 video, comedian Brett Eidman dons a mask depicting stereotypical Asian features, performs an Asian-themed routine, harangues an Asian couple in the front row, and is punched in the face. ...
04:59 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing 6 dead after fire guts London high-rise where residents complained about safety for years
London's Grenfell Tower, built in the 1970s, is 27 stories tall and the subject of years of desperate complaints by its residents concerning safety. Last night it was completely consumed by fire, cl...
04:59 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing At least 12 dead after fire guts London high-rise where residents complained about safety for years
London's Grenfell Tower, built in the 1970s, is 27 stories tall and the subject of years of desperate complaints by its residents concerning safety. Last night it was completely consumed by fire, cl...
04:35 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Ladyada and Adafruit featured in the latest issue of Make:
I had the pleasure of writing the cover feature, on Limor Fried (aka "Ladyada") and her company, Adafruit, for the latest issue of Make: (Volume 57). Since a lot had already been made about the compan...
04:33 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Art installation includes drones that stalk and record all visitors
Hansel & Gretel opened this month in New York. The collaboration between artist Ai Weiwei and architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron is a noisy dystopian nightmare projected back to visito...
04:33 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing The trailer for Blade Runner 2049 in the style of the original Blade Runner trailer
The trailer for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049, looks pretty cool. But its even cooler now that ScreenCrush has done some clever editing to make it look like it was made in the ...
04:31 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Why mattresses have 'Do Not Remove' tags
Mattress tags that read "Do Not Remove" have been the butt of jokes for decades, but why is it a crime to begin with? Dan Lewis of Now I Know explains why the much-mocked mattress tag removal law exis...
04:29 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Snoop Dogg narrates baby iguana's narrow escape from hungry snakes
https://youtu.be/BFVVvVLMr-EI'm pretty sure Snoop Dogg could narrate nearly anything and I would still laugh my head off. His Plizzanet Earth bit on Jimmy Kimmel's show last night was no exception. O...
04:29 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing You can put pickles up yourself
Still my favorite headline of all time.Since we're talking about putting up pickles, you may want to get in on this crowdfunded doo-dad called the Picklestone, a jar with a heavy weighted lid that exe...
04:29 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Crowdsourced sleuthing exonerates politician viewing "dirty" pic
What happens these days when a photographer's photo inadvertently shoulder-surfs your phone screen? If you're a politician and the content vaguely resembles porn, internet sleuths are on the case. In ...
04:29 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing All about gallium, the metal that melts in your hand
In this nifty YouTube video, Dave Hax talks through the properties of gallium, the metal that liquefies at just 86F and is safe to play with. (Just dont eat it!)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u6A40Q...
04:29 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Anyway, heres Wonder Womans theme with a heavy metal cello twist
After serving as the soloist for Wonder Womans now iconic theme music in Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, cellist Tina Guo uploaded her own even more badass take on Hans Zimmers score to her You...
04:28 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing Everything you always wanted to know about strange pee colors (but were too freaked out to ask)
From green to red to even black, it turns out your pee can turn a whole bunch of different colors for a whole bunch of different reasons. In this new SciShow video, Hank Green breaks down the ins an...
04:28 am PDT - Wed, June 14, 2017
BoingBoing The Simpsons inserted into real life
Artist Franois Dourlen has a really great Instagram series in which he cleverly lines up Simpsons images with real-life situations.https://www.instagram.com/p/BTMRuimhH5f/https://www.instagram.com/p/B...
07:11 pm PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Real words that work as CSS colors for your website
In CSS, the style markup that goes with HTML, colors are encoded as hexadecimal RGB values of either 3 or 6 letters. This means that certain words, such as EFFACE and FACADE, are legitimate CSS colors...
03:52 pm PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing One fantastic motorcycle-powered hair salon
If only I still had hair....
02:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Billionaire Uber board member made inappropriate joke about women during sexual harassment event
Beleaguered rideshare behemoth Uber is in hot water over an internal culture in which sexual and racial harassment ran riot. At a big company-wide meeting on Uber's sexual harassment problem, billiona...
11:02 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing NBC to go ahead with Alex Jones interview
Megyn Kelly, formerly of Fox News and now at NBC, interviewed Alex Jones, erstwhile conspiracy theorist and Sandy Hook truther. It hasn't been broadcast yet, but posted excerpts suggest a smarmy effor...
10:50 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Steven Boyett on Fata Morgana, his new WWII/alt-history mashup novel
Today on John Scalzi's Whatever blog, Steven R Boyett (author of the classic fantasy novel Ariel) writes about Fata Morgana, the new alternate history/WWII novel he's just published with Ken Mitchrone...
10:39 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes "leave of absence without return date" to "grieve for his mother"
He's not quitting or being fired, but Uber CEO Travis Kalanik won't be at the office next week, or any other week in the near future. Yesterday saw another top executive quit, amid an uninterrupted st...
10:34 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Shareholder revolt at Mylan over Epipen-gouging CEO's $98M bonus
The board of directors at Mylan have rewarded former CEO Robert Coury with a $98m bonus as he steps into the executive chairman's role, having overseen a price-gouging scandal over the Epipens used by...
10:29 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Guy saves skateboard from falling in water, ends up falling into it
On a rainy day, a girl fell off her skateboard, and the skateboard started to roll toward the water. A guy on a bike (holding an umbrella!) saved the board, but ended up going over the edge himself. I...
10:18 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Watch this hypnotic kaleidoscope of fingers
Finger choreography by fingertut masters Xtrap Dance Crew....
10:18 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Kansas inmate freed after doppelganger found 17 years later
In 1999 Richard Jones was found guilty of aggravated robbery and sentenced to 19 years in prison. During trial, his lawyer said his client was innocent and that a man who closely resembled Jones was t...
10:10 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Giving vegetables seductive names gets people to eat them
Boring vegetables need better marketing. That's the gist of a new study from Stanford university psychologists who gave cafeteria vegetables more "indulgent" names to see if students would buy them mo...
10:10 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Thing 1 and Thing 2 are so cute!
These figures of Thing 1 and Thing 2 are absolutely adorable.Thing 1 and Thing 2 are available as a set for $16. I'd love to see Funko models of the Unorthodox Taxidermy collection.Funko Dorbz Dr. Seu...
10:01 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Journalism After Snowden: essays about a free press in a surveillance state
Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State is a new essay collection from Columbia Journalism Review Books with contributions from Ed Snowden, Alan Rusbridger (fo...
09:54 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing The Smurfs, Alf, the Ninja Turtles, and the Cartoon All-Stars say no to weed!
From the 1990 TV special Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue," this catchy anti-drug ditty Wonderful Ways to Say No" (1990), posted to YouTube by a fan of famed Disney lyricist Howard Ashman (The Little...
09:53 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Man scales 29-story hotel with bare hands, no safety harness
https://youtu.be/PXsrHuvd0os"French Spiderman" Alain Robert, known for rock climbing and scaling skyscrapers without equipment, just climbed up the 29-story (374 feet) Melia Barcelona Sky hotel in 20 ...
09:43 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing How to deal with a boot on your car
An upstanding citizen submitted this photo to Baltimore 311, the city's service request system.(via DIGG)...
09:42 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing PA supreme court: it was illegal to steal elderly woman's house because her son sold $140 worth of weed
It took four years, but the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has finally ruled in favor of 72 year old grandmother Elizabeth Young, whose house was seized by the Philadelphia District Attorney under asset f...
09:42 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing PA supreme court: was illegal to steal elderly woman's home because her son sold $140 of weed
It took four years, but the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has finally ruled in favor of 72 year old grandmother Elizabeth Young, whose house was seized by the Philadelphia District Attorney under asset f...
09:30 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Binky: a fully automated social network that doesn't require you to be sociable
Have you ever wished you had a social media feed you could like, fave, signal boost and comment on without having to actually interact with people in any way? Binky has you covered. (more…)...
09:23 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Sentient animals rise up and defeat humanity in Robert Repino's 'War With No Name'
I absolutely loved Robert Repino's Mort(e), his first installment in the War with No Name series.The ants are pissed off. Their queen has spent hundreds of years plotting complete victory. Humanity, o...
09:17 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Missouri Tea Party rep responds to abortion controversy by slaughtering chicken because "God gave man dominion over animals"
Benjamin writes, "Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has called for a special session to basically make Saint Louis less of a 'sanctuary city' for those seeking abortion. This special session will lead t...
09:17 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Missouri legislator responds to abortion controversy by slaughtering chicken. 'God gave man dominion over animals.'
Benjamin writes, "Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has called for a special session to basically make Saint Louis less of a 'sanctuary city' for those seeking abortion. This special session will lead t...
09:15 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing How astrophysicist and Queen musician Brian May made his own guitar
Brian May, the lead guitarist and composer for Queen, is a multitalented guy. A Guitar World readers poll ranked him as the 2nd greatest guitarist of all time. He also has a PhD in astrophysics from ...
09:14 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Reporters at U.S. Capitol told they are not allow to film interviews with senators in hallways
In Washington today, a bizarre development that breaks with years of political and press tradition. This can't have anything to do with their secret plan to take away health care, could it? (more&hell...
09:14 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Reporters at U.S. Capitol told they are not allowed to film interviews with senators in hallways
In Washington today, a bizarre development that breaks with years of political and press tradition. This can't have anything to do with their secret plan to take away health care, could it? (more&hell...
08:57 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Woman kicked out of mall for wearing Finding Nemo tank top and shorts
Woodland Mall in Kentwood, Michigan made Hannah Pewee leave because they claimed her outfit was inappropriate. Meanwhile, the posts on Woodland Mall's Facebook page feature posts advertising tank tops...
08:51 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing US college student released from North Korea after being in a coma for over a year
Otto Warmbier, the college student who was detained in North Korea almost 1-1/2 years ago for trying to take a propaganda sign and was sentenced to prison for 15 years of hard labor, is finally being ...
08:06 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing A mural of Seinfeld snubbing Ke$ha already exists
Well, that escalated quickly. Last week, Jerry Seinfeld refused to hug Ke$ha at some red carpet event. Within 48 hours, mural artist Lushsux had captured the awkward moment on a brick wall in Melbourn...
08:05 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Survival tip: How to make a sandwich bag fire starter
Stuck in the wilderness without matches or a lighter? If you have access to a Ziploc bag and some water, you can still start a fire by creating a liquid magnifying glass. The YouTube channel Veritas...
08:05 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Gentleman's first electric skateboard ride earns him a $600 ticket
Boosted Boards got a big push thanks to enthusiast Casey Neistat, whose reviews of V2 prompted many to buy one. Daniel Dahlberg's joy quickly turned to dismay when Vancouver cops pulled him over and f...
08:05 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing NSFW official release of Metal MILF starring Sabrina Boing Boing
Brazilian comedians Hermes e Renato front Massacration, South America's answer to Spinal Tap. At long last, they have released the NSFW video for their instant classic track Metal Milf, starring DJ ...
07:59 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Kim Jong Un romper suit for dudes
Keep the excesses of one of the world's cruelest, most corrupt nations top-of-mind with this $80 Kim Jong Un men's romper suit, which is, conveniently machine wash/wrinkle free. via Crazy Abalone)...
07:52 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Bruce Sterling: science fiction won't make the future better
Bruce Sterling is one of the foremost advocates of design fiction and the use of science fiction as a tool for understanding and influencing the world, but despite yesterday's long, positive article p...
07:45 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Automattic's teleworking program is so successful they're closing their San Francisco office
Automattic -- the company behind Wordpress -- has a fantastic teleworking policy that lets workers chose whether to come into offices in Portland, MN, Capetown, South Africa, and San Francisco, or to ...
07:39 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Coup! Serial satire uses imaginary Mike Pence coup to lampoon Trump's "presidency"
Gersh Kuntzman's serialized novel "Coup!" is notionally the memoir of a retired CIA operative ("Deep State") who, having discovered he had terminal cancer, decided to help Mike Pence invoke the 25th A...
07:00 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing "The Crucible," Starring Donald Trump
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and much more...
05:48 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing 69th moon discovered orbiting Jupiter
Jupiter has at least 69 natural moons, reports Scientific American, with the latest distant dots of joy uncovered via images taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft.Until recently the cataloged satellites tot...
05:46 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Cute single-panel comic about relationships
Yehuda Devir and his wife Maya are both artists, so it was natural for him to create a charming illustrated blog of their relationship. (more…)...
05:32 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing 3D-printed garment with motion-detecting LED lighting
Benhaz Farahi continues to experient at the intersection of technology and fashion, this time with Bodyscape, a sculpted form that's underlit with LEDs. As the wearer moves, the lights shift around ...
05:32 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Watch experts hand-process 100 coconuts for oil
Arumugam and a friend make quick work of 100 raw coconuts as they prepare coconut oil, then use it to cook some really tasty-looking grilled chicken legs, one of his specialties. (more…)...
05:32 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Kids learn about muscular dystrophy from someone with MD
In this new Cut video, Amin Lakhani (a.k.a. The Dating Coach On Wheels) speaks to kids about his life and, specifically, his experience with muscular dystrophy. As Lakhani wrote on Instagram:I used ...
05:32 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Exploring the genius of Marie Curie
TED-Ed explores the life (and death) of Marie Skodowska Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win one twice, and the only person to win one in two different sciences....
04:22 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Some (slightly) healthier choices at fast food restaurants
Mind Over Munchs Alyssia offers a guide to some not-completely-terrible-for-you food choices at fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendys, and Dunkin Donuts. She also has a guide to ve...
03:46 am PDT - Tue, June 13, 2017
BoingBoing Who makes the worlds best wallet?
Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy tries to find one wallet to rule them all....
07:32 pm PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Fundraising for Diego Gmez, grad student who faced criminal charges for sharing a scientific paper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdFqheeMFiUTimothy from Creative Commons writes, "A few weeks ago Diego Gmez, the former Colombian student who's been prosecuted for sharing a research paper online, ...
04:27 pm PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing The story behind the sounds of Pong, Pac-Man, and Doom
Four video game audio designers explore the psychoacoustics of vintage video games, from the accelerating heartbeat of Space Invaders to the dramatic woosh of Myst's linking books. From Wired:With o...
04:26 pm PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Interview with Nick Bilton, author of new book about The Silk Road, American Kingpin
In this week's Cool Tools Show podcast, Kevin Kelly and I interviewed Nick Bilton. Nick is a Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair and author of three books, including Hatching Twitter and his latest,...
12:53 pm PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Republican Greg Gianforte, who punched reporter, sentenced to 40 hours community service
Greg Gianforte, the congressman-elect who punched and "bodyslammed" a Guardian reporter, will perform 40 hours of community service and pay a $300 fine after pleading guilty to assault. He must also a...
12:15 pm PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing For sale: Single home spanning two countries with doorways to both
This apartment house spans Beebe Plain, Vermont in the United States and Stanstead, Quebec in Canada. The owners, who have dual citizenship, put the fixer-upper on the market for $109,000. There are e...
11:57 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Incredible anti-drug PSA from cartoon kings Hanna-Barbera and Art Babbitt
In the 1970s, legendary Disney animator Art Babbitt, creator of Goofy, worked at Hanna-Barbera directing the studio's commercial division. His anti-drug PSA above, circa 1970, is a masterpiece of ps...
11:46 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Principal offers students $100 to stay off their screens
Diana Smith, principal of Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington DC, offered rising 8th and 9th graders $100 each to stay entirely off their screens one day each week this summer. Kids h...
11:32 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing The internet is changing civil wars, and will change them further
In The New New Civil Wars, a poli sci paper included in this year's Annual Review of Political Science, UCSD political scientist Barbara F. Walter describes the profound ways in which civil conflicts ...
11:31 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Man paves road with unwashed clam shells, neighbors are sickened by stench
A fellow in Tiverton, Rhode Island paved his access road with tons of unwashed clam shells, which still had chunks of meat attached to them. His neighbors saw him doing it, and warned him that the m...
11:17 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Museum of Failure: where product flops can finally shine
Does anyone remember the Newton MessagePad, Apple Pippin, McDonald's Arch Deluxe, Ikea's lovely snail hat, and the more recent Google Glass? Well you can revisit these flops along with many other has-...
11:15 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing English isn't uniquely expressive or fluid, but it is uniquely, dysfunctionally weird
Lots of languages are hybridized from multiple, overlapping waves of conquerers, "but Englishs hybridity is high on the scale compared with most European languages," which gives us a realm of weird pr...
11:03 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Thai police arrest three Chinese nationals in raid on social media "like"-farm
Immigration police arrested three Chinese nationals in a raid on a rented room in Tambon Ban Mai Nongsai, charging them with work-permit violations and for "online trading of contraband goods." (more&...
10:57 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing This toy is called a wooden penguin bomb
When you drop this flat-pack penguin on the floor, it "explodes" into a 3D penguin, like a Nintendo character come to life. [via Dooby Brain]...
10:57 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing A legal victory for the kickstarted Star Trek mashup censored by Dr Seuss's estate
Last October, the Dr Seuss estate used legal threats to halt a wildly successful crowdfunded Seuss/Star Trek mashup called "Oh, The Places You'll Boldly Go," whose contributors included comics legend ...
10:50 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Free MIT video lecture series: Introduction to Python
https://youtu.be/ytpJdnlu9ug?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63WbdFxL8giv4yhgdMGaZNAInterested in learning Python? You can watch all 38 videos for MIT 6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python...
10:14 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing 4-pack of LED lanterns for $15
Amazon has a good deal on this four-pack of LED lanterns. They take 3 AA batteries and collapse to a compact size. With 350 reviews, they've got an average rating of 4.7/5 stars....
09:54 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing How science fiction writers' "design fiction" is playing a greater role in policy debates
Science fiction writers have a long history of intervening/meddling in policy, but historically this has been in the form of right-wing science fiction writers spinning fanciful superweapon ideas like...
09:38 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Delta and BoA pull funding for production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with Trump-like character
New York City's famous Shakespeare in the Park lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from Delta Airlines and Bank of America after conservatives complained that Caesar character is modeled ...
09:08 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Using centrifuge tubes to organize hardware
I bought a 50-pack of plastic centrifuge tubes for $14 on Amazon a couple of years ago. I was planning to use them to do geocaching with my daughter but we both lost interest. I left the tubes in a ba...
08:26 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Binky is a fake social network where nothing is real and nothing matters
Binky is an app equivalent of a baby pacifier. It presents an endless scroll of image posts that you can "like" or "re-bink" (which does nothing). It's easy to comment on a post, too. You just press r...
07:57 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Robots and humans, working together in harmony?
Rather than worry about robots overtaking us, it's more interesting (and realistic) to consider how we might collaborate with our machines. At Institute for the Future where I'm a researcher, we have ...
07:13 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Spherical-cut meteorite on ebay, yours for $18,000
Listed as a Seymchan Pallasite Olivine Meteorite, this beautiful item is priced $18,000 but they're accepting offers. Mineral Origin: Magadan District, Russia, 1967Diameter: 2.77" / 70.3 mmWe...
07:06 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing 30 years of graffiti layers taken from a wall in The Netherlands
Enjoy Paul De Graaf's gallery depicting the sedimentary layers deposited by 30 years of graffiti on a wall in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.It's a Graffiti Hall of Fame in the city of Nijmegen, the Nether...
06:46 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Piggies on the Parkway
Havent we all seen a lot of pigs on the parkway? Youre driving along and happen to notice that the person in the next lane has their digit buried halfway up their snout, digging for truffles. And dont...
06:43 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Presence of bodybuilders convinces illegally-parked motorists to comply gracefully
The fine folks at Stop a Douchebag typically catch a lot of heat from the Muscovite scofflaws they bust driving on paths and sidewalks, but when behemoths from BodyMania go out on the street, compli...
06:38 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Marvel at Stefan Kraft breaking the ski flying record
Stefan Kraft beat the world record on this attempt, 253.5 meters, which is over 831 feet. There was some discussion about whether he landed it legally, but he prevailed. Regardless, it's a mind-blow...
06:37 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Wood joinery taken to the next level
Dorian Bracht's supremely satisfying videos of crafting exotic wood joints from Japanese and European traditions are both inspiring and envy-inducing. (more…)...
06:37 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Can Everipedia remake collaborative encyclopedias to be inclusive and enjoyable?
English Wikipedia participation peaked ten years ago and is down about 20,000 active users a month from its high point. Three big factors often get cited: deletionism, poor mobile editing options, and...
06:37 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing How to cook a cheap steak vs. an expensive one
Cooking steak can be a little intimidating for newbie chefs, but the YouTube channel Tasty makes the process a whole lot less daunting in this easy-to-follow video. Cooking a delicious steak comes d...
06:36 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Watch Parks And Recs Jim OHeir play with puppies and kittens
Because sometimes you just need to watch something thats purely good, The A.V. Club invited Parks And Recreations Jim OHeir (a.k.a. Jerry a.k.a. Larry a.k.a Terry) to play with some puppies and kitt...
06:36 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Simple ways to be more respectful towards your fasting friends during Ramadan
In a new comic series for BuzzFeed, writer Zain Alam and artist Jason Adam Katzenstein share some basic tips on how not to be an asshole to your friends, classmates, or colleagues who are observing Ra...
06:36 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing The Black Panther teaser trailer looks amazing
It may be less than two-minutes long, but the Black Panther teaser trailer is already one of the best things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Creeds Ryan Coogler, Black Panther will be ...
06:24 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing Get a deal on one of PC Mag's favorite VPNs
HideMyAss VPN does exactly what it says on the tin: covers your digital footsteps on all of your connected devices.VPNs have proliferated in recent months, thanks to increasing demand for online priva...
12:58 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing A comic that profiles Columbia University's first-ever comics curator
Nick Sousanis is the comics creator who broke ground in 2015 by being the first doctoral candidate to submit a dissertation in comics form and ever since, he's been doing wonderful nonfiction work in ...
12:48 am PDT - Mon, June 12, 2017
BoingBoing "Sexy Chest," a one-piece bathing suit
Female-identified people, do you resent conventions related to swimming, the covering of breasts, the removal of hair and the possession of junk? Beloved's $45 Sexy Chest swimsuit may be just the thin...
02:40 pm PDT - Sun, June 11, 2017
BoingBoing Popeyes coats fried chicken in cookie-crumbs, serves with jam
Popeyes is now serving a limited-time "Sweet and Tender" chicken dish that involves dredging nuggets of chicken slurry in shortbread-cookie dust, then serving it with high-fructose corn syrup jam. (mo...
02:34 pm PDT - Sun, June 11, 2017
BoingBoing Arduino's "arm's-length" foundation is being run by CEO who lied about his degrees from MIT and NYU
When Federico Musto engineered a takeover of Arduino, open source hardware fans were nonplussed, and not least because Musto was caught lying about having received advanced degrees from MIT and NYU. (...
09:16 am PDT - Sun, June 11, 2017
BoingBoing Dog facebutts stationary truck
The dog is fine, reports owner Billy Hammonds, after being taken for a checkup at the vet....
08:15 am PDT - Sun, June 11, 2017
BoingBoing Sci-Fi Sundays: The Original Science Fiction Stories, March 1957
This is such a wonderfulcover. The look on the lady's face, the ridiculous zero-G fighting, and the bullets in the ray-gun are all fantastic. As I was looking over all the details on this cover though...
08:14 am PDT - Sun, June 11, 2017
BoingBoing Gorgeously detailed Thai fruit carvings
The Instagram account Gakugakugakugakugaku1 is dedicated to celebrating the beautiful art of Thai fruit and vegetable carving. Here are a few of my favorite examples: (more…)...
08:14 am PDT - Sun, June 11, 2017
BoingBoing Get a crash course on Alan Turing in just 13 minutes
From his career to his personal life to the machine and test named after him, Crash Course offers, well, a crash course on the father of computer science, Alan Turing....
06:24 am PDT - Sun, June 11, 2017
BoingBoing Make calls on the move easier with these noise-cancelling earbuds
If Apples AirPods are a bit too rich for your blood, or you know, you're an Android user, these discreet earbuds can be had for a fraction of the cost and will stay securely in place whether you're wo...
05:35 am PDT - Sun, June 11, 2017
BoingBoing Linux worm turns Raspberry Pis into cryptocurrency mining bots
Linux.MulDrop.14 is a Linux worm that seeks out networked Raspberry Pi systems with default root passwords; after taking them over and ZMap and sshpass, it begins mining an unspecified cryptocurrency,...
05:52 pm PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing Chicago! I'll see you tomorrow at Printers Row!
I'm on stage tomorrow at 11:30 with Mary Robinette Kowal (free tickets here) -- we'll be talking about my new novel, Walkaway. Can't wait to see you!...
02:24 pm PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing How Adam West played a prank using his local phone book
A few years back, I was in Sun Valley, Idaho for a conference. I learned Adam West lived in the area and I wondered if he was listed in the local phone book.So, I pulled itout of the nightstand in my ...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing A Clam the Size of Your Head
I defy you to eat dinner while watching this seller in an Okinawan fish market make clam sashimi out of this monster. It would have made a nice prop in a 1950s sci-fi movie.ViaAden Films....
09:22 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing How to convince people you are from Iceland
Nanna rnadttir (twitter) explains how to speak English with such a good Icelandic accent that even natives will be fooled. (via MeFi)...
08:44 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing Adam West, 1928-2017
Adam West, famed as Batman and latterly for his work in animation, is dead at 88. Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans lives. He was and a...
07:27 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing How EFF cracked printers' "hidden dots" code in 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izMGMsIZK4UNSA whistleblower Reality Winner may have been caught thanks to a hidden pattern of dots that color printers bury in every page they print, as an assistanc...
06:23 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing Here's a series of speakers to fill your whole home with tunes
The QFX Elite Series of wireless speakers can be synced up to provide a perfect multi-room sound system, and each speaker (and all three together) are currently available at a discount price.The Elite...
05:36 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing Man wanders London while dual-wielding potted marijuana plants
Welcome to the Dank of England, where appearances are stern but enforcement is lax....
05:22 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing Driver attempts to parallel park in generously-sized space for 6 minutes
The music, as selected by uploader pokedude104, is from Spongebob Squarepants. This is a YouTube microgenre....
05:01 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing In the Philippines, one Japanese holdout fought World War II until 1974
When American forces overran the Philippine island of Lubang in 1945, Japanese intelligence officer Hiroo Onoda withdrew into the mountains to wait for reinforcements. He was still waiting 29 years la...
05:00 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing Black Lemonade
Jen, an Instructables community manager, has combined regular ol' fresh-squeezed lemonade with capsules of activated charcoal to make herBlack Lemonade.Refreshing, and goth af.Shewritesthat activated ...
04:59 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing Vending machine offers artisanal fare, precious marketing buzzwords
Want a quick cultural glimpse of the current vibe inSF Bay Area? Take a peekat the contents of this artsysouvenir vending machine my palJessica Nguyen spotted at the Oakland Airport.Whoever curated th...
04:57 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing The Impossible Burger is a plant-based burger that tastes like meat and bleeds like meat
According to the Impossible Foods website:Our burger is made from simple, all-natural ingredients such as wheat, coconut oil, and potatoes. What makes the Impossible Burger unlike all others is an i...
04:57 am PDT - Sat, June 10, 2017
BoingBoing Is binge watching bad for you?
AsapSCIENCE digs into a question you might not want to know the answer to....
05:55 pm PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Trailer for surreal sci-fi flick, Quadrant
I'm looking forward to Quadrant, an upcoming, utterly fantastic-looking movie created by Woodrow White and David Lauer. It looks like a collaboration between Devo and Alejandro Jodorowsky. I met Woo...
02:40 pm PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing This week in the Recomendo newsletter
Recomendo is a weekly email newsletter I do with Kevin Kelly and Claudia Dawson. We have 11,000 subscribers. Subscribe here! This week's recommendations:Kanji tutor:In the last six months Ive learned ...
01:16 pm PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Trump accuses Comey of lying under oath, which is a felony
Donald Trump went full Donald Trump the day after fired FBI Director James Comey hearing this week gave damning testimony in the most eagerly anticipated U.S. congressional hearing in years. Today beg...
12:57 pm PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Cool art show in LA tonight:Pat Riot, David Buckingham, and Matt Aston
If you live in Los Angeles, here's an art opening that's worth checking out. It's called Looks Like Chicken and takes place at the Castelli Art Space tonight and tomorrow.What youll be seeing is the b...
12:22 pm PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Deceiving your friends is acceptable in this card game
In Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, players must solve a grisly murder through collaborative deduction. One person plays the role of the killer, who carefully chooses what kind of evidence they leave a...
11:42 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Naked man walking down a highway is stopped by police
A naked gentleman walking down the highway was stopped by a police officer in Marion County, FL. "What's the deal, man? Why are you naked?" the police officer asks. But rather than converse with th...
11:25 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing This doorlock from 1680 has lots of cool security features
This brass-and-steel "detector" doorlock, on display at Holland's Rijksmuseum, was made in 1680 or so. It has lots of clever features. To open and close the latch, you have to fiddle with the man's ...
11:24 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Man struck by lightning while sitting at his office desk
On Monday, Nick Gemayel was seated at his office desk in his Rochester, New York auto repair shop when he saw a bright flash spark from a light switch and heard a loud crack. Then he realized that his...
11:10 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Our brains tell us to avoid people who are sick, even when they don't show obvious symptoms
People tend to avoid sick people, even if they don't consciously now that they are sick, according to a new study published in PNAS.Snip:In the perpetual race between evolving organisms and pathogens,...
11:09 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: How to trick a Corgi into taking a bath
Giving a Corgi or any pup for that matter a bath can be quite the challenge. Just hearing the word "bath" will have them bolting out the doggie door. But here's a sneaky trick that landed Sneakers...
10:45 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Refrigerator stuffed with explosives' final act of defiance against sharpshooter
https://gif87a-com.tumblr.com/post/161461427110 Closely matched in intelligence, a man and a refrigerator filled with explosives face each other on the battleground in a fight to the death. Only one ...
10:35 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Women in swimming pool magically transforms into Winnie the Pooh beach ball
Shoppers in Saudi Arabia were treated to a miracle: a human being turned into a plastic ball. This is even better than the weightlifting snowman! Upon closer inspection, you'll find many other subtle ...
10:35 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Woman in swimming pool magically transforms into Winnie the Pooh beach ball
Shoppers in Saudi Arabia were treated to a miracle: a human being turned into a plastic ball. This is even better than the weightlifting snowman! (more…)...
10:23 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Magnet fishing is the coolest hobby you probably didn't know existed
As a kid, I grew up near minutes from the beach and many times saw grownupsmeticulously siftingthrough the sand with a metal detector. I imagined they were pulling up diamond rings and pirate's gold...
10:22 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Mysterious ape-like creature caught on camera in Los Angeles
Jake Gardiner was walking in the woods in the foothills of La Crescenta, a suburb of Los Angeles, when he heard rustling in the trees. He recorded video on his mobile phone and later noticed what ma...
10:22 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing This can choir is crushing it
What punscan be made about a choir made ofcans?Oh, so many!Seriously, I can't think of a single new one. Soda pressing.This brilliant display was spotted in the Netherlands.(Neatorama)...
10:07 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Why didn't Jerry Seinfeld hug Ke$ha?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUJEp7oiI0MEarlier this week, Jerry Seinfeld rejected an on-camera hug from Ke$ha and people thought it was so funny, they wrote Seinfeld scenes about it. Here Seinfe...
10:05 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Tourist kicks over annoying 10-million-year old stalagmite
An irritating and frankly dangerous hazard at the popular caves in Tongren City, China, was finally dealt with recently by an enterprising tourist. And they want to track him down and fine him! For ...
09:55 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Vintage Apple Computer sneakers up for auction
This fine pair of Apple Computer sneakers, a holy grail of Apple memorabilia, will go up for auction on Sunday. The starting bid is $15,000 but they are estimated to fetch as much as $36,000. Availabl...
09:48 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing How will automation in the era of intelligent machines change society?
How is automation in the age of smart machines going to be different than automation in the age of dumb machines? You'll find out when you watch the latest Kurzgesagt In a Nutshell explainer video....
09:44 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Grey Gersten's beautiful music video featuring space imagery from Cassini
Grey Gersten, whose work lies at the intersection of avant-garde art, multimedia, and music, has released this interplanetary video for his track "Press Your Heart Against The Screen," from his new ...
09:37 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing My card trick book is on sale for 99 cents
I became interested in magic when I was a young teenager, then dropped out for one reason or another. About five years ago I started getting interested again, this time in card magic (as opposed to ...
06:58 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing "Do you want Catalonia to be an independent country in the form of a republic?"
Julio writes, "That's the question that we, the people of Catalonia, will answer on 1 October, day of the referendum for independence. Some of us didn't want independence from Spain 15-20 years ago, b...
05:14 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Wistful film of stop-motion 3D printed figures
Elodie Ponon designed and printed these cute lighted figurines for WHITE, a wistful story about conformity and imperfection. (more…)...
05:14 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Level up your Wonder Woman cosplay with this comic book-inspired makeup look
Nikkie of NikkieTutorials offer a step-by-step guide to creating a comic book homage to Diana Prince. Consider pairing this look with your custom-made Wonder Woman bathing suit....
05:14 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Podcast recommendation: Pod Save America
If youre looking for the perfect combination of snark and insight to get you through the Trump administration, look no further than Pod Save America. Hosted by former Obama White House staffers Jon Fa...
05:12 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Chinese Apple employees and contractors sold users' private data for as little as $1.50
Police in China's Zhejiang announced that they worked with colleagues in four provinces to arrest 22 suspects in a data-theft ring that raided Apple's internal networks for Iphone owners' sensitive pe...
05:04 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing New York Public Library turns subway cars into mobile ebook libraries
Ten MTA cars have been outfitted as Subway Libraries by the New York Public Library: the in-car wifi connects riders to an e-reading repository containing "books, short stories, chapters and excerpts ...
04:57 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Opsec and #blacklivesmatter: how Trump is motivating activists to learn and practice digital security
It's been more than two years since Harlem Cryptoparty made the connection between the struggle for racial justice in America and access to networks and encryption; the Trump election has strengthened...
04:05 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing UK Conservatives lose majority in election shocker
The Conservative Party had a startling collapse at the polls in the United Kingdom's general election, falling short of control of the House of Commons and forcing its leader, Prime Minister Theresa M...
04:03 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing To do in San Francisco this Sunday: Steven Boyett and Ken Mitchroney at SF in SF
The SF in SF reading series is back this Sunday at the American Bookbinders Museum, with Steven "Ariel" Boyett and Ken Mitchroney, authors of the outstanding new WWII/alternate history novel Fata Morg...
03:49 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Jos Bernab's organic geometry
Graphic designer Jos Bernab explores a lot of wonderful concepts as part of his work, including this standalone project titled Organic Geometry. Note: if you click this link to see more, there's a sup...
03:49 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Watch this gorgeous two-valve Stirling engine in action
YouTuber Latheman demonstrates a nicely-designed V2 Stirling engine powered by two spirit lamps. Impressively smooth action on this beauty! (more…)...
03:49 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing How Hollywood manufactures a Muslim menace
In her new series The FREQ Show, Anita Sarkeesian digs into insidious, pervasive Hollywood stereotypes about Muslims and Arabs, and how those stereotypes fuel real-world Islamophobia. As Sarkeesian ...
03:48 am PDT - Fri, June 9, 2017
BoingBoing Sesame Street heads to Litchfield in Orange Is The New Snack
An intense prison dramedy might not seem like the most natural fit for a kids show, but that didnt stop Sesame Street from doing a pretty solid Orange Is The New Black parody anyway....
08:54 pm PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Lord Buckethead wins 249 votes in UK general election challenge to Prime Minister May
Lord Buckethead, standing against British Prime Minister Theresa May in the country's Wednesday general election, won a staggering 249 votes. The "intergalactic space lord" who "enjoys planet-conqueri...
06:29 pm PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing The guy who played Barney for a decade speaks
p>https://youtu.be/fhLN5QUbZAUFrom 1991 to 2001, former software analyst David Joyner played the Barney on children's TV show,Barney & Friends. In this interview, heshares how he got the job and...
06:28 pm PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Space ship found in ice, Hillarys boozing, and why Ivanka disagrees with Donald, in this weeks tabloids
We can thank global warming for at least one piece of good news: the retreating ice pack has revealed the remains of an alien space ship hidden for millennia beneath Antarctic snow.And thats about as ...
04:24 pm PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Circuit Playground: explaining LEDs with cool puppets
Nick from Adafruit writes, "The latest installment of Circuit Playground is here: the letter L. Learn about how an LED works with Adabot and the Circuit Playground components."...
03:28 pm PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Macron pokes fun at Trump with name of new website: Make Our Planet Great Again
French president Emmanuel Macron launched a new website today encouraging scientists, researchers, and others concerned with climate change to move to France. And the name of the new website? Make Our...
11:22 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing These 'temperature blankets' show a whole year's worth of weather!
All you knitters or crocheters, this one's for you:temperature blankets.The basic idea is that, every single day for an entire year, you'll stitch up a new row (or square or circle or other shape). ...
11:21 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Get a load of these socks that look like real animal paws
I don't know you real well but I feel certainyou need a pair of these realistic.animal. paw. socks.There's a dog oneand a cat oneand if you flip either pair over, you'll see the bottoms are printed to...
11:02 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing The heaviest, sturdiest cat litter scoop
The little plastic cat litter scoop Id been using for a couple of years had gotten flimsy from use and would often buckle at the handle. The DuraScoop is made from cast aluminum and will never bend. I...
11:00 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Uh-oh. What's up with McCain? He seemed disoriented when questioning Comey today
It's hard not to cringe when watching Senator John McCain question James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He seems slow and confused, spending almost the entire eight minutes asking ...
10:47 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Mesmerizing video of newly categorized type of cloud
A few days ago in North Dakota, storm chaser Mike Olbinski made this absolutely incredible time-lapse video of undulatus asperatus clouds. This class of cloud is the first cloud category added to th...
10:32 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Nice video explains why perpetual motion machines won't work
Here's a good video that describes the laws of thermodynamics in an intuitive way, and why perpetual motion machines won't work....
10:29 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Infinite chocolate chip cookies
(via @Pickover)...
10:19 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Tree's final act of defiance against tractor operator
https://youtu.be/7yFNTHvrOeMThe fellow shooting the video knew it was a mistake to try to push over this tree. "That branch [on another tree] is keeping it [the tree targeted for removal] from going i...
10:16 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing "Smart" athletic clothing laden with bacteria (on purpose)
MIT researchers designed athletic clothing that's laden with bacterial cells that enable vents in the garment to automatically open up when you start to sweat. From Smithsonian:(MIT bioengineer Wen) W...
10:08 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing How to make a coin-operated gumball machine out of cardboard
Using cardboard, hot-glue, popsicle sticks, a pencil, and rubber bands, this guy makes a working coin-operated gumball machine. Good work![via]...
10:03 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Here are the hidden adult jokes in "SpongeBob SquarePants"
SpongeBob SquarePants has been a family favorite in our home for many years. It was fun to see this supercut of sly jokes intended for grownups to enjoy, while the true meaning skated over young'un'...
09:53 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Beautiful popsicles made from polluted water
National Taiwan University of Arts students created this genius piece of activist art, popsicles made from the water of polluted local sources. From the translated project description:We personally ta...
09:40 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing How to befriend your neighborhood crows
Befriending crows doesn't appeal to me much. Their dark and ominous ways freak me out a little. My neighborhood murder (which really says all you need to know, doesn't it?) perchin the tree outside my...
08:28 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing The Russian Britney Spears Instagram hackers also used satellites to hide their tracks
Pity poor Turla, the advanced persistent threat hacking group closely associated with the Russian government who were outed yesterday for their extremely clever gimmick of using Britney Spears's Ins...
08:07 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Security of America's healthcare system is on the brink of catastrophic collapse
The independent, Congressionally mandated Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force released its report last week, setting out their findings about the state of security in America's health techno...
07:50 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Newspeak House: East London's den of civic hackers
Newspeak House (AKA NWSPK) is a co-working space (with a few bedrooms!) in East London that houses an eclectic mix of civic hackers: people working to make British (and global) democracy more responsi...
07:30 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Watch the insane pro-Trump political ad running today against Jim Comey
The election, for Trump, will never be over, and today he's running against former FBI Director James Comey. Comey is testifying today that the president is (in brief) a lying weirdo who wanted him ...
07:19 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Anthony Burgess's lost, incomplete slang dictionary re-discovered
Burgess's fascination with slang extended well past Nadsat, the synthetic Russo-English dialect he invented for A Clockwork Orange; his autobiography mentions in passing that he'd begun work on a dict...
07:12 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing 25c vending machine gives boy cocaine instead of toy
The Taqueria Los Altos in Bell Gardens is the place for cheap blow: just 25c a go at the putty ball vending machine!The mother called police, who arrived and tested the white powder, which was positiv...
07:06 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Republican congressman-elect Greg Gianforte writes apology to reporter he punched and bodyslammed
After physically attacking a reporter and allowing his spokesman to lie about it in an official statement, Republican congressman-elect Greg Gianforte has formally apologized to his victim. He is also...
06:50 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Star Wars-themed Billy Bass with Admiral Ackbar's head shouts "It's a trap"
Thinkgeek's $40 Star Wars Admiral Ackbar Singing Bass plays the Cantina theme and wiggles its tail, then turns to face you and shouts, "It's a trap!" Comes with wall-mount or desk-stand, runs on C b...
06:37 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Fascinating look at high-tech fashion design
This short documentary on the creative process behind Iris van Herpen's Spring/Summer 2017 line is really cool. So many possibilities! (more…)...
06:37 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Relaxing hula hoop trick video shot in Hawaii
You may want to jump on the next plane for Oahu after watching this fantastic footage of Chicagoan Brookelynn Bley demonstrating why she's called Queen of the Rings. (more…)...
06:37 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Hot Cockles and other weird medieval party games
Claire Voon takes a fascinating look at engraver Joseph Strutt's illustrations of strange medieval party games, many of which involve beating the hell out of other guests. (more…)...
06:36 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Heres what happens when you blend liquid nitrogen in a blender
YouTubers iJustine and Grant Thompson (a.k.a. The King of Random) test out what happens when you blend liquid nitrogen in a blender. Probably dont try this one at home, at least not without the prop...
06:36 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing The most purely delightful subreddits
In this new video, John Green highlights his favorite quirky corners of Reddit, including Children Falling Over, Better Every Loop, Nature Is Fucking Lit, and the utterly delightful Birds With Arms:...
05:22 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Hypnotic animation complements Papa M's acoustic "DLVD"
Director Arturo Bastn took the dance scene from the 1960 film Seishun zankoku monogatari by Nagisa shima and repurposed it for this lovely animated sequence for "DVLD." (more…)...
05:12 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Monument Valley 2 has finally arrived
Monument Valley is one of the most beautiful and soothing mobile games I have ever played. At long last, the sequel is here! (more…)...
05:03 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Bigot hotter than a grease fire after seeing McDonald's rainbow pride fry boxes
A McDonald's franchisee in Washington DC is celebrating Pride Month with fry boxes festooned with rainbows. That didn't sit well with televangelist Joshua Feuerstein: (more…)...
05:03 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing New interview series: Extreme(ly Queer) Muslims
In honor of both LGBTQ Pride Month and Ramadan, video maker Dylan Marron has launched a new weekly web series called Extreme(ly Queer) Muslims. Every Monday in June, Marron will sit down with a gues...
05:03 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Watch four women get impressive Disney villain makeovers
The women of BuzzFeeds Ladylike series get masterful Disney villain makeovers to remake themselves as Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), Yzma (The Emperors New Groove), and C...
04:44 am PDT - Thu, June 8, 2017
BoingBoing Will a raindrop cake protect a smartphone from a 100-foot drop?
The YouTube channel GizmoSlip puts a Galaxy S8 to a rather unusual drop test....
08:27 pm PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Read the Trump team's pathetic anti-Comey talking points
These RNC talking points to Trump allies on Comey's testimony tomorrow are making the internet rounds. Pretty rich. You can also see these words and phrases start to percolate through statements comin...
01:58 pm PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing One hard-won rule about fandom: never, ever meet the wizard
Ive been in fandom for over thirty years, and in that time, Ive had only one hard-won rule about it: Never, ever meet the wizard. Actors are always shorter than you think; writers dont always understa...
01:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Miracle calf in India born with "human" face!
Holy cow! A calf in Uttar Pradesh, India was born with a human face, leading some people to worship it as an incarnation of the god Vishnu. Unfortunately, the animal died an hour after birth. From Ind...
12:36 pm PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Small space robot launches like a model rocket
This handheld, rocket-powered robot can leap about 30 meters and make a targeted landing. Once it's on the ground, it can then spin up and then abruptly brake its flywheel to jump forward or backward ...
12:28 pm PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Comey Hearing Bingo
His "prepared remarks" are already out, and tomorrow's the big show. Print out your Comey Bingo card, with picks from Xeni, Mark, Dean and myself, and enjoy the grilling!...
12:28 pm PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Comey Hearing Bingo (Update: random variations option)
His "prepared remarks" are already out, and tomorrow's the big show. (more…)...
12:23 pm PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing You could own the light-up dance floor from Saturday Night Fever
The fantastic light-up dance floor from Saturday Night Fever (1977) will go up for auction in a couple of weeks. The 24' x 36' floor, outfitted with more than 250 lights, was built and installed at Br...
12:15 pm PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Read Comey's statement: Trump said, 'I need loyalty. I expect loyalty,' then awkward silence
Former FBI director James Comey will testify tomorrow before Congress on investigations involving Trump, Russia, and the U.S. elections. Highly awaited: Comey's testimony on interactions he had with P...
12:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Guy makes a solid bronze axe, includes video where the axe falls and slices his legs open
This is an interesting 13 minute video about making a mold from a regural axe and casting a new axe in bronze. Around 10:30 into the video, the axe falls and slices the guy's leg open. For some reas...
11:55 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Jerry Seinfeld rejects Ke$ha's hug, funny people turn it into scenes from Seinfeld
People are having fun writing Seinfeld scenes for this incident that took place recently at some star-studded event:Comment from discussion Users write a fantastic Seinfeld scene after Jerry rejects...
11:41 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Arduino clone starter kit for $14
For $14, this is a really good starter kit for getting to know the Arduino electronics protyping platform. It has an Arduino Uno clone, a bunch of resistors, a capacitor, a photo resistor, a capacitor...
11:21 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Cyclist shows his bike ride via augmented reality on a coffee table
My bike ride in AR. (Unity + ARKit + Mapbox + Strava) pic.twitter.com/g2uVwVlM3h— Adam Debreczeni (@heyadam) June 7, 2017Adam Debreczeni stitched together Unity + ARKit + Mapbox + Strava to make...
11:17 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Boing Boing's publisher speaking at WordCamp Orange County
When you're having a conference in an awesome spot like Irvine you can play host to a speaker who refuses to prepare!I'll be kicking off WordCamp this Saturday morning, someplace in the lovely planned...
11:10 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Tracing a fake news story, from parody site to FoxNews.com
How does a clearly fake story about a Russian warplane and a United States Navy destroyer end up as a FoxNews.com story? The NY Times traces it, from its origin on a parody website, to Facebook, to Ru...
10:48 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Democratic Senators get feisty over intel directors' non-answers
During today's briefings with the Director of National Intelligence, and the head of the National Security Agency, Senate Democrats Mark Warner and Kamala Harris started to wear a little thin on the n...
10:37 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Child of millionaire says Democrats investigating his dad are "not even people"
Dashingly handsome young millionaire and renowned safari big game hunter Eric Trump took time off from ducking questions about ripping off his children's cancer charity funds to appear on Sean Hanni...
10:09 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing A beautiful classic Star Trek Tricorder
I have always wanted a TRI-Function reCORDER. Of all the cool gadgets they had on Star Trek the science Tricorder was my favorite.This lovely Diamond Select model is well made, comes completely with a...
10:06 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing A "No Sense" Trump postage stamp
Ben Hannam designed these "decorative stamps" that you can put on your envelopes next to your actual postage to make a small, satisfying statement about 45's ineptitude. $16 for 56 self-adhesive stamp...
10:06 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Baby's floating device fails, little girl rescues him
This is a recipe for a nightmare - a swimming pool, a baby, a crappy-design floatation device, and no adult supervision. Fortunately a little girl noticed and flipped the kid upright. Question - who w...
09:56 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Russian malware communicates by leaving comments in Britney Spears's Instagram account
A key weakness in malicious software is the "Command and Control" (C&C) system: a central server that the malware-infected systems contact to receive updates and instructions, and to send stolen data....
09:53 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Some new music I've been enjoying
I've really been enjoying In Cold Blood by alt-J. When I heard it, I first assumed this was a mid-90s goth theme I'd missed, back in the days when I didn't like the gothy-ness.https://youtu.be/pBkHH...
09:47 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing United insisted a passenger check her 17th C violin, then a supervisor got into a "wrestling match" with her
Yennifer Correia was at Houston airport waiting for her United flight to a gig with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra when a United gate agent told her she'd have to check her precious, 17th century vio...
09:45 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Maker Update: Hakko FX-901 cordless soldering iron
This week in Maker Update, Donald Bell presents a zoetrope combined with a fidget spinner, an SLS printer from Formlabs, a Raspberry Pi weather chamber, component carnage, and a tiny OLED Pi screen....
09:35 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Trump administration allows nursing homes to force abused seniors into binding arbitration
In 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services barred nursing homes from forcing their residents into accepting binding arbitration agreements that would move all legal claims into business-f...
09:29 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Trump Withdraws from the Paris Accord and Starts His Own Negotiations for a Better Deal!
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09:18 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing A vending machine in a Moscow shopping mall sells Instagram likes
Journalist Alexey Kovalev is in Moscow, whence tweeted this picture of "a vending machine in a mall for buying Likes for your Instagram pics." (more…)...
09:05 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Clever snap-on USB charger faceplate for normal US/Canadian power receptacles
I'm intrigued by this cleverly designed USB charger faceplate for US/Canadian power receptacles: you unscrew your existing faceplate, insert this one into the receptable so that its USB charger leads ...
08:52 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Police now routinely crack and extract all phone data from arrestees
Muckrock filed Freedom of Information Requests with multiple US police forces to find out how they were using "mobile phone forensic extraction devices" -- commercial devices that suck all the data ou...
07:57 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Donald Trump and Eric Trump defrauded donors to kids' cancer charities
When Eric Trump raises money for kids' cancer charities at his annual Eric Trump Foundation golf invitational, he boasts that his events are super-efficient because he holds them at his dad's Trump Na...
07:45 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Small underground bunker for your beer
The Biersafe Underground Beer Cooler is a plastic tube that holds 16 beer bottles. Buried around 3.5 feet deep, the surrounding dirt acts as insulation. It has an integrated bottle opener too.(via Unc...
06:31 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing These shoes are made of pineapple leaves
The inedible green leaves left behind during pineapple harvesting contain fibers that can be transformed into goods traditionally made from leather, including shoes, bags, and other leather accessor...
06:15 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing How to get a nice shot of the Milky Way from your airplane seat
A long plane ride at night will give you plenty of time to practice and perfect Jan Jasinski's technique for shooting starscapes from the comfort of your window seat: (more…)...
06:00 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing "Little Bugs" video features this quirky animated figure
Ori Toor created this delightful animation for "Little Bugs," a new single by Marias. (more…)...
05:50 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Egg drop experiment fails
Soaring to a millions views in a matter of hours, this video (permalink) illustrates the trials and tribulations of science. Come for the experiment, stay for the peer review....
05:45 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Should we wipe out vampire bats?
The YouTube channel Skunk Bear digs into the moral and practical concerns of vampire bat eradication while offering some bat knowledge along the way....
05:45 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Alex Honnold just completed the gnarliest free climb in history
With no ropes, Alex Honnold conquered El Capitan's Freerider route over the weekend. Scaling the 5.12d/13a heartstopper in about four hours is widely considered the greatest feat in the history of the...
05:32 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Watch this thermochromic painting change color
Legacy Lab international created this interesting creative experiment titled Energy of Things: a canvas covered in thermochromic paint, with a variable heat source behind it. (more…)...
05:31 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Watch Chris Hemsworth hilariously take out his frustrations on some Marvel action figures
In this behind-the-scenes video from the set of Avengers: Infinity War, Chris Hemsworth stumbles upon some action sequence prep from directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Since Thor didnt appear in the R...
05:15 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Beautiful short film celebrates the full LGBTQAlphabet
Equinox collaborated with New York Citys LGBT Community Center to create a video that embraces the limitless spectrum of the LGBTQ experience....
04:45 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing Spider-Men dancing to Take On Me is weird and delightful
As an homage to Marlon Webbs viral jogging challenge, the YouTube channel Vegan Spider-Man filmed a Spidey version at last years Stan Lees Los Angeles Comic Con. Its a little hard to describe exactl...
04:30 am PDT - Wed, June 7, 2017
BoingBoing A portable mattress means naps everywhere
Simone Giertzwho previously made her own space programhas now moved on to inventing her own personal, portable mattress....
06:35 pm PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Eric Trump steals from kids with cancer
Eric Trump, embodying Orange Julius love of self-dealing, has kept monies he publicly stated were donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Young Eric claimed he was able to raise o...
06:35 pm PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Looks like Eric Trump steals from kids with cancer
Eric Trump, embodying Orange Julius' love of self-dealing, has kept monies he publicly stated were donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Young Eric claimed he was able to raise ...
06:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing When Trump blocks Americans on Twitter, that may violate the Constitution
The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University in New York wrote to Donald Trump demanding he unblock a number of users, because when the President blocks a citizen of the United States i...
06:04 pm PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Watch this piano-playing bear break into Colorado woman's home, play tunes, eat food, escape
It wasn't a burglary, say Colorado police. A black bear with a case of the munchies plunked around on the piano keys while raiding a woman's apartment for food and lulz.And he got away with it. (mor...
03:08 pm PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Chicago! Come see me and Mary Robinette Kowal at the Printers Row Lit Fest this Sunday!
The Walkaway tour is in its literary festival phase now, and my next stop is an appearance this Sunday at the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, where I'll be talking Walkaway with the incredible Mary ...
12:59 pm PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing 37 different sensor and effectors for Arduino $24
My daughter and I have set up a small maker space in our house and we are stocking it with components. Our latest acquisition: this 37-piece Arduino sensor and effector kit. It's a great deal at $24.H...
11:21 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Video of the most dangerous rope-free mountain climb ever
On Saturday, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo climb the 3,000-foot wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California. Look ma, no rope! "Honestly, I think this is the most sa...
11:20 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Stanford Libraries post digital archive of drafts of Allen Ginsberg's HOWL
Ginsberg's HOWL isn't merely a masterwork of poetry, nor is it merely a classic; it is also an indelible part of American free speech jurisprudence: when US Customs seized copies of the poem on their ...
11:08 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Leaked Fyre Festival documents reveal "logistical nightmare"
This can't be good for Fyre Media co-founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule: leaked emails and documents show that organizers were not only grossly incompetent, they didn't seem to particularly care tha...
11:04 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Adam Savage builds Lego's new Saturn V/Apollo Mission model rocket
In April, Lego announced its fantastic new NASA Apollo Saturn V model rocket set. Based on a Lego Ideas submission by a builder named saabfun, it's a 1:110 scale model of the real thing. Of course t...
10:51 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Why did all these cows jump off a cliff to their deaths?
Last month, a dozen young cows in Levron, Switzerland mysteriously leapt off a cliff and plummeted to their deaths 165 feet below. A thirteenth cow survived the jump by landing on the others. From Mys...
10:51 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing 20 or more fired at Uber after internal probe into sexual harassment and discrimination
Various sources this morning report that Uber had an all-hands meeting in which staff were told more than 20 employees are being fired as the result of a company investigation into claims of discrimin...
10:45 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Donate to support GnuPG, the backbone of email privacy and security
It's been two years since the net came together to raise funds to support Werner Koch, who maintains the absolutely vital GnuPG email encryption system, used daily by millions to protect the privacy...
10:41 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Sen. Mark Warner: Russia attacks on U.S. elections were way worse than NSA leaks and Intercept article suggest
What we already know is bad. But it's worse than we know.Senator Mark Warner, ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, says Russia's attacks on our election systems were more broad in sc...
10:38 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Adorable bulldog watches horror film on TV, gets emotional
Watch as this bulldog is fascinated by this horror flick (does anyone know the name of the movie?), jumping up and barking at the scariest parts especially when the girl seems to be in danger. I do...
10:34 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Forty years of hip hop masterfully cut up into one song
And if you don't know, now you know. (The Hood Internet)Featuring:2 Pac, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Afrika Bambaataa, Audio Two, AZ, Beastie Boys, BG, Big Pun, Biz Markie, Black Rob, Black Sheep...
10:31 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Bob Dylan reads his Nobel prize lecture
The Nobel Foundation has the audio of Bob Dylan's Nobel Lecture.And somebody somebody Id never seen before handed me a Leadbelly record with the song Cottonfields on it. And that record changed my...
10:27 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Lyft to challenge Uber with self-driving cars, launching first in Boston
We already know Uber's been investing millions of dollars in the future of self-driving. Now Lyft is making similar moves, including a partnership with Boston-based nuTonomy, a self-driving car startu...
10:25 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Bob Dylan's 2016 Nobel Lecture in Literature
Last October, Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." Part of the requirement for receiving the award (an...
10:15 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing "Secret Hitler" board game adds Trump administration booster pack
Secret Hitler is a social deduction game that seems to be a variation on games like Werewolf and Mafia. The design, by artist Mackenzie Schubert, is beautiful.The majority of players are liberals. If ...
10:04 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Man jumps into moving car to save driver who is having a seizure
I once saw a driver in front of me whose body started shaking, but by the time I computed what was going on (noticing that the driver's car was starting to veer into oncoming traffic) a good samarit...
09:53 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Inept cyber-crims stole a bunch of IP addresses
In a post to the venerable NANOG list (mirrored since to Dave Farber's Interesting People list), anti-spam researcher Ronald F. Guilmette posts the results of his investigation into the IP addresses c...
09:41 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing This is the best balloon artist
Balloon artist Masayoshi Matsumoto says, "I create animals, plant life and insects using only balloons. The work that has been published on this page is made from all balloon only. (Adhesive, maker pe...
09:34 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Smart cities are as stupid as the people who make them
For 13 years, I've been writing about Adam Greenfield, one of the world's smartest critical thinkers on what we're calling "The Internet of Things" this decade -- but since the first glimmers of the i...
09:28 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Sphaera - a difficult dexterity puzzle
p>This puzzle designer, Fleb, has a YouTube channel that has in-depth videos of new and old puzzles. I love it. In this video, he tries out a puzzle called Sphaera, from Art of Play....
09:27 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing These artisanal popsicles look cool, but they can make you very sick
A group of people in Taiwan created these pretty popsicles using water from sewage of 100 different locations. The popsicles contain delicious morsels such as cigarette chunks, slivers of fishing ne...
09:11 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing The Conjuring Arts Research Center: Manhattan's hidden library of magic
Atlas Obscura discloses a secret library, The Conjuring Arts Research Center, established to preserve the secrets of magic!The not-for-profit organization was established in 2003, dedicated to the pre...
09:04 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Starship Troopers may finally be getting the sequel we wanted
Starship Troopers, the 1997 disasterpiece, is one of the most fun bad Science Fiction films of all time! Until now, all the sequels were set up to fail.. behold Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars.Or...
08:49 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing 7-pack of erasable, multi-colored gel ink pens
Somehow having a 10-year-old around makes pens evaporate! These erasable gel ink pens are favorites.We seem to lose a lot of pens. These fine point Pilot gel pens have become the ones to order for rep...
07:30 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Trump wants to kill the FAA and hand air safety to the big four airlines
The US aviation industry is highly concentrated, with only four major airlines left in the country; for years, they've been lobbying to get rid of the FAA and take over their own safety oversight. (m...
07:15 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Beaker: a decentralized, peer-to-peer web browser that lets you create and fork websites
Beaker is a project from Dat, a "grant-funded, open-source, decentralized data sharing tool." It's a browser that lets you easily create websites using Markdown, or fork any existing website to make...
06:49 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Cream: new animation from David "Salad Fingers" Firth
David Firth, of Salad Fingers fame, produced a 12-minute short film about a cure-all cream that solves disease, aging and all forms of want. "All your problems can be creamed away." But what if peop...
06:27 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing The world's comfiest lamb
From The Fluff Society (@FluffSociety on Twitter), a superior cute-animals account....
06:16 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Reality Winner was outed by invisible dot patterns added by printers
There's been much speculation on exactly how NSA leaker Reality Winner was exposed after giving The Intercept documents that showed the extent to which the security agency suspects Russian meddling (p...
06:16 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Reality Winner was outed by invisible dot patterns added by printers (among other things)
There's been much speculation on exactly how NSA leaker Reality Winner was exposed after giving The Intercept documents that showed the extent to which the security agency suspects Russian meddling (p...
05:50 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Behold the tiniest hand-thrown pottery made in exotic locales
Jon Almeda makes impossibly small hand-thrown ceramics in a series called Pots in Different Spots. Below are some finished works: (more…)...
05:50 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Gigantic knitted sea urchins
Choi + Shine Architects created these beautiful knitted sea urchin sculptures for an outdoor installation in Singapore. (more…)...
05:50 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing LED eyelashes coming to a dance floor near you
Hackster.io went to the Maker Faire in the East Bay, where they found Tien Pham sporting his latest creation: F.Lashes, interactive LED false eyelashes. (more…)...
05:49 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Samurai armor for your pets and kids
Samurai Age has created a line of samurai armor for kittehs and doggos, allowing them to show off their noble nature as honored warriors. (more…)...
05:49 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Simple tips on getting smoother handheld video footage
On his YouTube channel, filmmaker Peter McKinnon shares some simple but helpful tips on how to get smoother handheld footage without any special equipment. He also recorded a follow-up video on the ...
05:49 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing These symmetrical breakfasts are balanced in more ways than one
Food photographer Michael Zee uses his Instagram SymmetryBreakfast to document the beautifully symmetrical meals he makes for himself and his husband every morning. You can see some of my favorites be...
05:49 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Donald Duck upside down is Donald Trump
This wonderful and freaky GIF comes from a competition hosted by B3ta. You can see the original GIF created by the user ? and you can also follow B3ta on Facebook. Here are the two Donalds for compar...
05:49 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing A primer on the Paris climate agreement and the cost of withdrawing from it
Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers offers a simple intro to the Paris climate accord and why it matters that Donald Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from it....
04:26 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing The Kill Society: Sandman Slim meets Mad Max...in hell
Every time I imagine that Richard Kadrey has run out of ends-of-all-creation to torture his long-running, hard-boiled supernatural antihero Sandman Slim with, he surprises me with a bigger, badder, me...
12:04 am PDT - Tue, June 6, 2017
BoingBoing Nemo and Friends SeaRider Opens at Tokyo DisneySea
Disney fans here have been much preoccupied with the retheming of Tower of Terror to Guardians of the GalaxyMission Breakout at Disney California Adventure, and the opening of Pandora at Animal Kingdo...
07:09 pm PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Handmade Wonder Woman swimsuits, made to measure
Etsy seller Kooj of Northfield, NJ (everything is legal in New Jersey!) makes beautiful, well-reviewed handmade bathing suits, including a timely range of Wonder Woman suits: with skirts, bikinis, one...
04:30 pm PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Reality Leigh Winner, 25, arrested and charged with leaking top-secret NSA docs on Russia hacks to The Intercept
Reality Leigh Winner, 25, has been arrested over charges she leaked top secret National Security Agency documents referenced in this Intercept story about Russia's cyberwar on U.S. voting infrastructu...
04:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Trump to launch new 'American Idea' budget hotel chain with 'patriotic' theme
The Trump Organization is set to launch a budget-minded three-star hotel chain with a patriotic flair, echoing President Trumps campaign slogan about putting America first and reflecting the organizat...
03:44 pm PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing This dad mowing the lawn in a tornado's path is all of us in 2017
Dad said he'd mow the lawn. A tornado was coming. Nevertheless, he persisted. Thenius Wessels of Three Hills Canada was photographed in this amazing, now-viral shot, mowing the damn lawn in the shadow...
01:52 pm PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Leaked NSA docs: Russian military hacked US voting software company, spearphished 122 election officials
An anonymously leaked Top Secret NSA report on Russian state hackers interfering with the US elections has been published by The Intercept, which had the documents independently analyzed by a who's-wh...
01:34 pm PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Big Access to Knowledge event about India in San Francisco on 6/14 (cool snacks!)
Please join me, Brewster Kahle and our special guests for a big AccessTo Knowledge event about India on June 14th at the Internet Archive.Here's why you should come if you're in town: (more…)...
12:42 pm PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing SpongeBob SquarePants sings Black Sabbath
"Oh Lord yeah."...
12:42 pm PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Should police be able to access your cellphone location history without a warrant? Supreme Court to decide.
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear an important digital privacy rights case that will determine if police have to get a warrant to access your cellphone location data, which is archived by wi...
12:35 pm PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Befuddled Trump furious with Democrats for obstructing candidates not yet nominated
After four months into his presidency, Trump has only filled five top positions out of 53 at the Pentagon, "the slowest pace for nominations and confirmations in over half a century" according to Dail...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Re-introduced 'Hai Karate' smells almost as good as never
In 2014 Hai Karate was re-introduced. Perhaps my social life will pick back up!While not Oriental Lime, or any of the other odd scents I seem to misremember, this classic Hai Karate is ready to let ...
11:59 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Kellyanne Conway's husband criticizes Trump in tweet
After two years of not tweeting, George Conway Kellyanne Conway's husband took to Twitter today to respond to Trump's whiny tweets this morning about his attempted travel ban.Trump's tweets went lik...
11:59 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing iMac Pro starts at $5000
After a year or two of Windows 10, I'm ready to go back to a computer that doesn't hate me. I'd been hoping the iMac Pro, announced today, would come in a relatively affordable form—competitive ...
11:42 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Trump wont block Comeys testimony in Congress on Thursday
The White House says President Donald Trump won't invoke executive privilege to block former FBI director James Comey, whom Trump fired, from testifying to Congress this week. The hearing is scheduled...
10:51 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Arrests made in Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 in Oakland, concert promoter among those charged
Two people were arrested today on charges related to the Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 people inside a live-work artists' warehouse in Oakland last year. One of the people arrested was the promoter o...
10:14 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing A twitterbot that turns Trump's tweets into official presidential statements is usefully jarring
I'm skeptical of the project to keep Trump "not normal" -- not because he's not abnormal, but because the human psyche is a relentless normalizer, able to make everything from extermination camps to d...
10:07 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing 3D printed fidget-spinner that's also a zoetrope
Jonathan Odom -- aka Jon-a-Tron -- worked out that the fidget-spinner fad has created a world where we're all holding spinny things all the time, and that means we could all be holding amazing, awesom...
09:54 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Harvard revokes acceptances for at least 10 students for vile Facebook memes
Harvard rescinded admissions offers to at least 10 prospective students in April who were part of a private Facebook messaging group called Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens. The students in the...
09:19 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing A "Maker Magician" does tricks with an open source hardware version of the Pixar lamp
Katie sez, "Mario 'the Maker Magician' Marchese has made a name for himself with his DIY robotic props. This is Mr. Lamp, a full animated lamp that combines elements of 3d printing, DIY electronics,...
08:08 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Horrifying video of police officer attacked by wild animal INSIDE Saint Petersburg PD
We don't generally post nasty stuff at Boing Boing, but the sheer intensity of this one—captured by the impassive eye of a security camera at Saint Petersburg Police Department—is someth...
07:53 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Lawsuit: sicko Sheriff ordered 900 teens groped in illegal mass-frisking at school
A lawsuit is underway in Worth County, Georgia, where Sheriff Jeff Hobby is defending a mass-frisking of 900 high school students, performed in public without warrant or even the pretense of probable ...
07:17 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Fox News apologizes after inviting on British celebrity racists to call for mass imprisonment of Muslims
Even Fox News has its faintly-drawn limits, and one of them appears to lie a few inches short of "let's have Nigel Farage and Katie Hopkins on to say we should round up the Muslims." Farage, the forme...
07:05 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing This external drive for Apple devices goes way beyond the standard USB stick
Apple makes it hard to not use iCloud, at least for a few things. Since their cloud storage is baked so deeply into iOS, using iTunes on the desktop to manually move files and backup your device can s...
06:53 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Oculus Founder/alt-right troll Palmer Luckey teaming up with Peter Thiel to build surveillance tech
Palmer Luckey, the guy who founded Oculus, sold it to Facebook, and then used the money to fund racist, far-right meme creation in the 2016 election cycle is now running a Peter-Thiel-backed startup t...
06:40 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Apple caught up in Australian sting operation
Australian regulators are taking legal action against Apple after investigators posing as customers claim that the company wrongly refused to repair devices that had been serviced by third-party provi...
06:30 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Wonder Woman smashes box office records
Wonder Woman earned $100.5m in its first weekend at the box office, breaking the record for a woman director and taking in $223m worldwide. Patty Jenkins's only previous feature film was the very diff...
04:24 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Dog regaled with acoustic covers of songs
Here's Maple, pup of mesmerizing looping Vines fame, getting treated to more complete renditions of songs by instrumentalist Trench. The YouTube channel also includes the 6-second classics. Maple is...
04:09 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Watch 2017s Wonder Woman get a 1970s TV makeover
The new Wonder Woman movie is easily the best thing in the DC Extended Universe so far. And it turns out it fits quite nicely with the vibe of the 1970s TV show too....
04:09 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Star Wars and Moana are a delightful combination
Inspired by a piece of fan art and some lyrics posted on Tumblr, YouTube user Over English Man recorded a Moana-themed intro for Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. Check out his version above and the ...
04:09 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing How bicycles boosted the womens rights movement
According to Susan B. Anthony, bicycles did more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. In this new video, Vox explains why....
04:08 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing America's $4.5 billion legal weed market surpasses these massive consumer markets
Legal marijuana comprises only about 10% of the total U.S. weed market, but it already eclipses total sales of foods like frozen pizza and services like music streaming, according to Alternet, who loo...
04:08 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Doctor Who-themed shed
The Shed of the Year contest had a number of worthy entries in 2017, but Paul Foden got my vote just before voting closed. SWNS TV took a tour. (more…)...
04:08 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Numberphile looks at mathematics' undecidable statements
The average person probably assumes that mathematics is a complete system in which all mathematical statements can be proved or disproved. The fine folks at Numberphile are ready to disabuse folks o...
03:45 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing 100 people share their favorite insult
I hope you trip and fall and break your penis....
03:44 am PDT - Mon, June 5, 2017
BoingBoing Great opening title sequence for film on paralyzed hit man
I finally got around to checking out Tiszta Szvvel (Kills on Wheels), the Hungarian film about a paralyzed hit man. The opening titles really set the tone. (more…)...
07:05 am PDT - Sun, June 4, 2017
BoingBoing Sand will exit this beach mat and it will not return
Few things are as relaxing than an afternoon laying around in the sun. But no matter how careful you are, wet towels always seem to track some sand back home with you. The Quicksand Mat eliminates thi...
06:23 pm PDT - Sat, June 3, 2017
BoingBoing Multiple attacks in London described as Potential Act of Terrorism
Multiple attacks in London tonight are being described as a coordinated 'potential act of terrorism' by British Prime Minister Theresa May. London police confirm that more than one person was killed a...
07:04 am PDT - Sat, June 3, 2017
BoingBoing This VR-ready drone will make it feel like you're really flying
Drones are the perfect way to cheaply shoot aerial video, but it can be difficult to accurately point its camera when your view is limited to a tiny smartphone screen. This quadcopter offers a first-p...
06:00 am PDT - Sat, June 3, 2017
BoingBoing Brett Kern's next-level ceramics look like inflatables
Sculptor Brett Kern makes fabulous ceramic pieces that look like vinyl inflatables. (more…)...
05:48 am PDT - Sat, June 3, 2017
BoingBoing Dozens of prairie storms unfold in the stunning 4K timelapse
Chad Cowan shared this taste of his upcoming long-form timelapse of massive thunderstorms sweeping across the American plains.He gives a little background on how he was inspired by Tom Lowe:This col...
05:48 am PDT - Sat, June 3, 2017
BoingBoing Dozens of prairie storms unfold in this stunning 4K timelapse
Chad Cowan shared this taste of his upcoming long-form timelapse of massive thunderstorms sweeping across the American plains.He gives a little background on how he was inspired by Tom Lowe:This col...
05:42 am PDT - Sat, June 3, 2017
BoingBoing Duffy the rough collie can't catch balls
Maximum points awarded for the best possible use of the vincer from Turandot's Nessun Dorma....
05:28 am PDT - Sat, June 3, 2017
BoingBoing Why do dogs tilt their heads?
SciShow digs into this little-researched but utterly adorable phenomenon....
05:28 am PDT - Sat, June 3, 2017
BoingBoing Learn how to recreate this pop art drag queen look
Nina BoNina Brown of RuPauls Drag Race walks through the process of creating this gorgeous, innovative pop art-themed black and white look....
05:11 am PDT - Sat, June 3, 2017
BoingBoing A whirlwind timelapse tour of Europe
Stan Chang just released the second in his Magical Europe series. Warning: you may want to travel Europe after watching. (more…)...
07:42 pm PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Suburban Chicago library set to fire only African American librarian who spoke out about racial equity
Cheryl writes, "The sole African American librarian in Evanston Public Library (population ~75K-- first 'burb north adjacent to Chicago) faced a termination hearing today related to social media posts...
01:04 pm PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Hayao Miyazaki's beloved 'Totoro' will be focus of Studio Ghibli theme park set to open in 2020
Japan's iconic animation Studio Ghibli, co-founded by anime director Hayao Miyazaki, is developing a 'My Neighbor Totoro' theme park. (more…)...
12:38 pm PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Trump's administration is trying to keep the full CIA 'torture' report secret
The administration of President Donald Trump has started to return to Congress copies of an extensive 2014 report on the the CIA's interrogation and detention practices, U.S. officials revealed on Fri...
12:31 pm PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Penn State's Joe Paterno would have gone to prison
Three surviving Penn State administrators involved in the cover-up of convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky will now be convicted felons themselves. (more…)...
12:01 pm PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing The 2017 Hurricane season has started, but Trump hasn't appointed a FEMA or NOAA director
Hurricane season officially began yesterday, but let's hope now more than ever that one doesn't hit the US anytime soon. Because guess what? No one is in charge of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
11:55 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing France trolls Trump on decision to withdraw from Paris Accord
The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs tweeted a video today on Trump's Paris Accord decision. After president Emmanuel Macron's epic tweet yesterday, this is something else. (more&hell...
11:22 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Lovely rosewood gripped $9 fountain pen
For $9 this is a really nice pen.I'm surprised at how nice this EastVita fountain pen is! I expected very little. The seems well made, hasn't leaked, and puts ink on the page when so applied!Yes, the ...
11:00 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing All back issues of Omni magazine now available online
Good news for Omni magazine fans all 200 issues are now available on Amazon for $2.99 each, or free if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.Up until a couple of years ago the science and science fict...
10:40 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Legendary rocket scientist's 1949 science fiction novel features a Martian leader named... Elon!
In 1949, pioneering rocket scientist Wernher von Braun penned a science fiction story called "Project Mars: A Technical Tale" about a human migration to Mars in the 1980s. Turns out though that Mars ...
10:37 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Essential tool for spoon whittlers
I got this Morakniv hook knife ($25, Amazon) last week so over the weekend I tried it out by making a couple of small spoons. The hook shape makes it easy to whittle out the concave part of the spoon,...
10:26 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Video for new old Radiohead track "I Promise"
"I Promise" is one of the three previously unreleased tracks from Radiohead's 20th anniversary reissue of OK Computer, titled OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017. Video directed by Michal Marczak.Previous...
09:58 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Useful: a cheatsheet for critical thinking
When you encounter new information, here's a list of questions to ask yourself and others. It was produced by the Global Digital Citizen Foundation, "a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating...
09:47 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Stevie Nicks shows how to kick attackers in 1983 self-defense manual
Australian martial arts instructor Bob Jones was a security guard for Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Joe Cocker, and others. In 1983 he wrote a book called Hands Off!: A ...
09:34 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing How to safely get a tiny object out of your childs nose
When we were kids, my sister got a doll's shoe stuck in her nose. My mother took her to the doctor, and he got her to sneeze it out. In this informative Lifehacker article by Beth Skwarecki, you'll le...
09:17 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Glove-throwing woman shamed by Beefeater at Tower of London
A woman tossed her glove near a soldier at the Tower of London, apparently to find out what would happen. She didn't seem happy with the result....
09:10 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing A better way to simulate a pile of melting armadillos
A better way to simulate viscous liquids is present in this paper: Variational Stokes: A Unified Pressure-Viscosity Solver for Accurate Viscous Liquids...
09:09 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Man so angry with 7-11 he starts his own store and calls it 6-12
Abu Musa in South Boston hates 7-Eleven so much he decided to compete with his own store, and has called it 6-Twelve. But he didn't always hate 7-Eleven in fact he used to own one.When he first opene...
08:51 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing How to tell the difference between bees, flies, wasps, and moths
A lot of non-stinging flying insects evolved to have black and yellow stripes as a way to trick would-be predators into thinking they are bees or wasps. In this video, you'll learn how to identify t...
08:15 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Microwaved glowstick experiment goes awry
There's something magical about this 2014 video, which very suddenly goes from one YouTube genre (the intringuing at-home science experiment) to another (reality is disaster). You wonder why there a...
07:48 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Donna Martin graduates
Back when GenX stood for something.DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!...
07:48 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing A particularly GenX protest: "Donna Martin Graduates"
One of the finest moments from television's generation-defining Beverly Hills 90210! Donna Martin got drunk at prom but her friends disagree with school policy and rise up to defend her.DONNA MARTIN...
07:36 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Australian TV host disgusted at Daily Mail's misogyny
Karl Stefanovic: "The Daily Mail has a long, despicable track record of denigrating women, of ridiculing women, of objectifying women."A London tabloid, the Daily Mail has become wildly successful on ...
07:10 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Britain's preferred car-loans are incomprehensible financialized garbage: what could go wrong?
Thinking of buying a car in the UK? Good news! You can get a personal contract purchase (PCP) and it will cost you less to buy a new Merc than it would to buy a used Ford Focus. (more…)...
07:04 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Here are 7 courses to help you learn Python
Python is an excellent general-purpose programming language that many professionalsconsider a good first language for aspiring programmers to learn. It isalso one of the tools of choice in the worlds ...
05:48 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing How to argue with your partner without blowing up your relationship
The always soothing School Of Life YouTube channel offers advice on how to argue fruitfully and well....
05:45 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Director of Wonder Woman on why the word "cheesy" is banned from her world
Here's a great quote from the New York Times interview with Patty Jenkins, director of the well-reviewed new "Wonder Woman" flick and the Aileen Wournos biopic "Monster"....
05:36 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Delightful creatures made with hand-looped polymer clay
What started as a hobby making clay flowers turned into Russian artist Alisa Laryushkina's charming animal sculptures. (more…)...
05:31 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Johnny Depp Pimps Beer in Japan
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 not to your taste? How about some ice cold Japanese Asahi Super Dry beer? I cant get enough. Whether Johnny Depp loves the beer (or just the millions of bucks he was paid ...
05:29 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing How to redesign your professional social media presence
In this incredibly informative video, graphic designer and YouTuber Karen Kavett shares her process for redesigning a clients personal online brand. In this case, shes working with an up-and-coming ...
05:15 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Condom ad features Donald Trump
Platinum FMD created this series of spec ads featuring the tagline "some people should never have been born." (more…)...
05:07 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Paris pullout: Greenpeace projects anti-Trump message on Berlin's US Embassy
After yesterday's Trumpian vow to burn down the Earth and all who live there, Germany's Greenpeace office responded by projecting the above image onto the US embassy. (more…)...
05:01 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Wardriving for Stingrays with rideshare cars
Well, there's a second-decade-of-the-21st-century headline for you! (more…)...
05:00 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Improve your photos with these simple composition tips
In this new video, the Mango Street YouTube channel shares some quick tips and tricks for improving your photo compositions. Here are some other Mango Street tutorials for beginners:https://www.yout...
04:44 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Fun retro clip-art inspired animation
Paris-based Yeaaah! Studio released this terrific homage to 80s clip art and comics, stringing together a bunch of animated gifs to tell a story of modern romance. (more…)...
04:28 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Enjoy the wild ride of this orange juice commercial parody
Writer/performer Cole Escola explores the inner life of a bubbly orange juice commercial mom....
04:06 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing New Yorkers! I'll see you tomorrow at Bookcon on the Walkaway tour (then SF, Chicago, Denver...) (!)
I just got to NYC for Bookcon, where I'm ...
03:50 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Super-rare Disney theme-park merch on auction
Haunted Mansion superfan Jeff "Chef Mayhem" Baham sent me a link to the Van Eaton Galleries Disneyland auction, which closes on June 25 -- as with other Van Eaton auctions, this one is a trove of supe...
03:42 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Twisty Vase, meet Useless Machine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdVpUX7NeFIWhat's better than a Useless Machine? One that is built on a clever, threaded "twisty vase" whose lid twirls open and shut! (more…)...
03:35 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing US border officials will examine 5 years' worth of visa-seekers' social media posts
The new questionnaire that US visa applicants have to fill in requires them to supply biographical information stretching back 15 years and all their social media handles for the past 5 years. (more&h...
03:28 am PDT - Fri, June 2, 2017
BoingBoing Audi's top-of-the-line models implicated in Dieselgate
The hits keep on coming for Volkswagen, whose crimes have not yet been fully detailed, it seems. The EPA discovered Dieselgate emissions-cheating software in 2015, and then a German team found more in...
04:30 pm PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Macron rewrites Trump campaign slogan as "Make Our Planet Great Again"
Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, rewrote U.S. President Donald Trump's 'MAGA' campaign slogan today in protest of the administration's absurd withdrawal from the Paris climate accords. "Make...
03:26 pm PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Ejector seat button for your car, just $14
Here's a very clever eject button that fits into most automobile cigarette lighter sockets. Unfortunately, the product listing clearly states that it's "designed for show only." It is a functional cig...
03:06 pm PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Photos of immigrants from the early 1900s in present day New York Citi
Hungarian artist Flora Borsi composited colorized photos of real immigrants from the early 20th century into contemporary photographs of New York City.I would like to draw attention to the immigrants ...
03:06 pm PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Photos of immigrants from the early 1900s in present day New York City
Hungarian artist Flora Borsi composited colorized photos of real immigrants from the early 20th century into contemporary photographs of New York City.I would like to draw attention to the immigrants ...
02:39 pm PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing The evolution of punk rock in 200 tracks (1965 to 2016)
https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/kingfirley/playlist/2EOmcCja09zTPTYQ0SagEhScott Harding's 11-hour Spotify playlist of punk rock starts in 1965 with "Goo Goo Muck," by Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads (...
02:11 pm PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing These three very different structural elements were designed to carry the same load
Dinotopia artist Jim Gurney says: "Computer modeling tools such as ZBrush and Maya have made it easier to visualize whatever form that a human designer imagines.|And 3D printing has made it possible t...
01:53 pm PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Here's what Congressional republicans have to gain and lose by impeaching Trump
It's within the realm of possibility that Trump will be impeached in the coming months. The Republicans in Congress have the power to do it. Lee Drutman of Vox presents the pros and cons for impeachi...
12:06 pm PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing What Megyn Kelly is hiding, Bill Cosby found guilty, and Tom Cruises hair plugs, in this weeks dubious tabloids
If the ads in the National Enquirer are any indiction, its readers are overweight Elvis and KISS fans with hairy legs, have drug addicted kids, cant get into their bathtubs unaided, are afraid of fall...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing $10 car diagnostic tool
I have a bluetooth OBD2 Scanner for my car, but this integrated, corded device looks pretty convenient. Its function is to determine the cause of the check engine light when it appears on your dashboa...
11:07 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Watch: Mind blowing! Close-up magic doesn't get any better than this
Here's an amazing magic performance by magician Will Tsai from America's Got Talent.Tsai introduces his magic with this suggestion: I like flowers because they remind of how beautiful life is, but a...
11:00 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Invent privacy & security adventures with Cryptomancer & Mozilla
Brett Gaylor writes, "As part of the Mozilla Privacy Arcade project in this years Global Sprint, Mozilla is inviting activists, artists, designers, educators, gamers, storytellers, and technologists o...
10:39 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Poptone: Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, and Diva Domp play Bauhaus, Tone on Tail, and Love and Rockets
Poptone is the new live flashback experience from Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, being two-thirds of Love and Rockets and Tones on Tail, and half of Bauhaus. Joined by Haskins's talented daughter Diva ...
10:39 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Poptone: Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, and Diva Domp play Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets
Poptone is the new live flashback experience from Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, being two-thirds of Love and Rockets and Tones on Tail, and half of Bauhaus. Joined by Haskins's talented daughter Diva ...
10:36 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Flying dumpster attacks man, man calmly walks away
Keep your eyes on the guy entering the parking lot in the upper-left. A dumpster suddenly comes his way and engulfs him, but he emerges apparently unharmed.[via]...
10:21 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Don't worry about climate change, God will take care it, says GOP congressman
We don't have to worry about climate change, Congressman Tim Walberg (R, Michigan) told constituents at a town hall in Coldwater. God has it covered. "I'm confident that, if there's a real problem, ...
10:06 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Makers of EpiPen overcharged US taxpayers $1.27 billion, says federal government
Didn't it seem strange that Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that makes the EpiPen, enjoyed a stock price rally when the news came out in October that it was going to have to give the US government $...
09:43 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Ethiopia shuts down national internet "to prevent exam cheating"
The entire nation of Ethiopia -- a corrupt, oligarchic state with the distinction of being "the world's first turnkey surveillance state" where spy technology from the "free world" is used to spy on t...
09:34 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Kickstarting a CC-licensed picture book that teaches mathematical functions to small kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn9-3nG-omAMaria writes, "Funville Adventures is a creative, joyful, and gentle new project that introduces young children to advanced math. Children as young as 5 wi...
09:26 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Lynda Barry gets a guest-appearance in The Family Circus
Lynda Barry blogs about the amazing feels she got when she discovered that she'd been given a guest-appearance in The Family Circus by Jeff Keane, Bill Keane's son and successor. (more…)...
09:20 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing How to make a humane wooden squirrel trap
Chris Notap made a humane wooden squirrel trap that slams a door shut when a squirrel goes to the back of the trap to retrieve a peanut. He put a camera inside the trap so you can see it action....
09:20 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Ninth Circuit creates groundbreaking jurisprudence for "sexy cops"
The Ninth Circuit's opinion in Santopietro v. Howell marks an important turning point in US jurisprudence, marking the first-ever time that a federal judge has used the phrase "sexy cop" in a decision...
09:17 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing When ducks attack
In this video, ducks hungrily devour peas, then human fingers, offering the viewer a sense of "what it feels like to be attacked by hungry ducks."...
09:14 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Super Mario theme performed on MalletKAT, a full-size MIDI xylophone
Gal Gershovsky, Felipe Fournier and Danny Flam perform Koji Kondo's classic Super Mario Bros. theme on the MalletKAT, a MIDI xylophone.We bought a malletKAT (which is a midi xylophone) and we took i...
09:03 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Opsec for a world where the laptop ban goes global
If the Trump administration makes good on its promise to pack all potentially explosive laptops together in a blast-multiplying steel case in the plane's hold, it will be good news for would-be bomber...
08:58 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing An alien abduction with a difference
A comedy skit from Chris and Jack....
08:55 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Senators Leahy, Franken asked Comey to investigate AG Jeff Sessions for possible perjury
CNN reports today that Patrick Leahy and Al Franken, two democratic senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked former FBI Director James Comey to investigate Attorney General Jeff Sessions over...
08:53 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Zoetrope fidget spinner featuring Mario
A Pyro Designs prototyped this ingenious animated Mario fidget spinner, designed by Garrett Kearney. Fidgety zoetropic fun!...
08:41 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Putin: Russian state didn't hack U.S. elections, but patriotically minded private Russian hackers maybe did
Vladimir Putin just changed his tune. The Russian president has previously denied having anything to do with hacking America's 2016 elections, but today says perhaps patriotically minded private Russi...
08:36 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Hammock for your car roof
The TrailNest is a collapsible hammock that attaches to your car roof bars. At $500+, it's sold as a piece of luxury camping kit but I'd be more likely to use it for a parking lot siesta between appoi...
08:28 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Bill Nye: 'You can't build a border wall against carbon dioxide emissions'
Media Matters highlighted this terrific clip of Bill Nye explaining how stupid it is that Trump is likely canceling America's participation in the Paris climate accord. (more…)...
08:08 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing GOP Congressman DOES believe in climate change, thinks Christian God will fix it
Republican Congressman Tim Walberg, hailing from the great state of Michigan, knows that climate change is real! Walberg does not think humans need worry though, GOD will take care of it.Really.Via TP...
07:57 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Algorithmic decision-making: an arms-race between entropy, programmers and referees
Nesta's Juan Mateos-Garcia proposes that "entropic forces" make algorithmic decision-making tools worse over time, requiring that they be continuously maintained and improved (this is also a key idea ...
07:20 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Awesome pipe cleaners also work with vaporizers
I've become a fan of these 'Zen' brand pipe cleaners.Pipe cleaners have become something just handy to keep around the house. Sure, I use them for cleaning pipes -- but carburetors, fermentation airlo...
07:16 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Wildlife tourists who mistake aggression for kissy-faces in danger of monkey-bites
A University of Lincoln researcher on holiday in Morocco noticed that wildlife tourists were mistaking macaques' aggressive facial expressions for kissy faces and responding "by imitating the monkey's...
06:55 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Office chairs that park themselves
Inspired by their self-parking cars, Nissan made a self-parking office chair too. No doubt Mary Poppins would be thrilled. Heres a look at how the chairs were made (turn the captions on for an Engli...
06:55 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing A sleek Ghost In The Shell-themed remix
Eclectic Method teamed up with ill.Gates to create a catchy remix saluting the 1995 anime classic, Ghost In The Shell....
06:55 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing An oral history of Star Trek: The Next Generations iconic episode The Inner Light
In honor of its 25th anniversary, Nerdist has a lovely oral history of Star Trek: The Next Generations The Inner Light, the episode where Captain Picard lives an entire life in the span of a few momen...
06:55 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing An oral history of Star Trek: The Next Generations iconic episode 'The Inner Light'
In honor of its 25th anniversary, Nerdist has a lovely oral history of Star Trek: The Next Generations The Inner Light, the episode where Captain Picard lives an entire life in the span of a few momen...
06:54 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Barbie reminds kids struggling with depression that they aren't alone
As part of its Barbie Vlog series, the official Barbie YouTube channel uploaded a video last year in which Barbie discusses her struggles with depression, or, as she puts it, feeling blue. Barbie sh...
06:54 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Trippy video sets crow wing movements to audio waveforms
Crows in D experiments with the cymatic patterns of bird wings, pairing up the waveforms of audio tones with the wing cycles of crows arranged end to end. (more…)...
06:54 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Birdhouse window feeders that look like little houses inside
Artist Jada Fitch creates impossibly cute bird feeders that attach to windows, allowing viewers to enjoy the sights of birds inside what looks like a tiny home. (more…)...
04:21 am PDT - Thu, June 1, 2017
BoingBoing Know who is coming with this WiFi surveillance camera
The Sinji Panoramic Smart WiFi Camera offers 960p HD real-time streaming and supports up to 128GB of video recording space with a microSD card. Its 165-degree wide angle lens can see everything in a l...
08:56 pm PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Amazing looping GIFs of waves
The image you see here is a still frame from a splendid cinemagraph—a seamlessly-looping short video or GIF—that does not do the original justice. Atlas Obscura's Anika Burgess writes on t...
04:24 pm PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Someone hung a noose inside National Museum of African American History and Culture
A noose was found inside an exhibit on segregation at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the nation's capital today. (more…)...
04:03 pm PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Reporters laugh as Sean Spicer is forced to justify Trump's 'covfefe'
Spicer was ridiculously forced to cover the boss's latest tweeting-of-himself-in-the-foot. (more…)...
03:44 pm PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Sassy Trump Sings 'The Star-Spangled Banner'
Sassy Sings Star Spangled. (more…)...
03:00 pm PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Activists investigating Ivanka Trump shoe factory in China arrested, then 'disappeared'
A labor activist who was investigating labor conditions at a Chinese factory that makes shoes for Ivanka Trumps brand was arrested by police, and has now disappeared, say his wife and a China labor ...
01:43 pm PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing House Intel panel to subpoena former WH aide Michael Flynn, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, and others
The House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas today, as separate House and Senate investigations involving the 2016 U.S. presidential election accelerate and expand in scope. Four of the Hou...
01:15 pm PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing The Blue Danube Wharrgarbl
"No dogs or hoses were harmed in this video, although they did get water up their noses."...
01:05 pm PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Clinton accuses Trump team of disinfo conspiracy with Russia, Wikileaks, InfoWars
No, she's not running for president again. In an interview with Kara Swisher at the RECODE conference, Hillary Clinton was in full zero hecks given mode. (more…)...
12:41 pm PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Vintage Air India route map on a souvenir hand fan
Everything about this 1960s combination map and fan is fantastic: the Asia-centric map, the gold foil edges, the delicate wooden handle, and the beautiful illustrations. Lovely and doubly practical! (...
11:49 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing 'FAKE NEWS is the enemy,' Trump texts to fans, blaming failure on 'SABOTAGE' by 'SWAMP' creatures
This fundraising text from President Donald Trump to his mob isn't scary or weird at all, nope. (more…)...
11:41 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Gorgeous embroidery art
Embroidery artist Sheena Liam transforms simple thread and cloth into evocative portraits she posts on her Instagram. Here are some of my favorites: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTa2Zw9FPgd/https://www...
11:19 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing 1-to-5 voltage splitter better than a power strip
My daughter and I set up our home maker space over the weekend. Instead of a power strip, we're using a PowerSquid to supply power to our 3D printer, CNC router, soldering iron, and lamp. This thing h...
11:19 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing 1-to-5 power splitter better than a power strip
My daughter and I set up our home maker space over the weekend. Instead of a power strip, we're using a PowerSquid to supply power to our 3D printer, CNC router, soldering iron, and lamp. This thing h...
11:05 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Comey plans to testify that yes, Trump pushed him to end FBI probe into Russia ties
The former FBI director James Comey will testify in open Senate hearings as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into ...
10:53 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Will robots take your job?
Are you going to lose your job to a robot? This interactive website will tell you the percentage probability of automation.In 2013 Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne published a report titled "...
10:41 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing 14 years later, Love Actually gets a reunion
For NBCs Red Nose Day charity fundraiser, the cast of Love Actually revisit their iconic Christmas characters. Its a charming trip down memory lane for fans of the original film....
10:40 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Seven ways to be miserable, and how to avoid them
People often do things that make them miserable. CPG Grey presents seven of the most effective misery makers:Stay still - don't go outside, don't exercise.Screw with your sleep - vary your bedtime a...
10:23 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Occam's Razor and 'the worst case' in Trump's Russia scandal align
TPM's Josh Marshall shares how Occam's Razor is coming into play, and the worst case scenario of corruption and scandal is quickly becoming the most likely. The simplest explanation of Kushner's alleg...
10:20 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Woman will share results of her year of psilocybin microdosing
Microdosing is the term for taking a sub-perceptual dose of a psychedelic drug. Anecdotal accounts of the mental health benefits are informing hypotheses on the possible psychological effects of mic...
09:54 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing A biologist explains CRISPR in 5 levels of increasing complexity
Wired asked Biologist Neville Sanjana to explain CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) gene editing to a 7 year-old, a 14 year-old, a college student, a grad student and...
09:41 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing This real-life Tigger is the most ancient type of cat alive today
The clouded leopard isnt just uber-adorable, its genetic blue print is shared by all modern-day cats....
09:38 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Comparing possible natural and human causes of climate change
These animated charts from Bloomberg looking at the possible causes of climate change show that the only thing that has really taken off in the last century is greenhouse gasses. Natural factors - orb...
09:23 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe Edition on iTunes today
Thirty-one songs from the 6-disc deluxe reissue of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club just came out on iTunes today. I have Apple Music so I started listening to the tracks this morning. I ...
08:59 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Sabine Volkert's vibrant animations of delightful creatures
Musician Max Cooper collaborated with artist Sabine Volkert to create the accompanying video, which features symmetrical delightful creatures morphing and overlapping. Volkert's hand-drawn style mak...
08:56 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Happy Mutants travel happy with this travel bidet
Don't you just hate finding that the toilet paper in your exotic luxury hotel is like sandpaper? Now you can travel with the comforts of a Happy Mutant home by bringing along your travel bidet!It lite...
08:38 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Maker Update: plastic center finder
This week on Cool Tools' Maker Update by Donald Bell: Bluetooth controlled lights for your skateboard, tracking your hamster health, a classy Kaleidoscope, a tool for finding the center of a circle,...
08:35 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Controversy over DNA sequencing of 90 Egyptian mummies
One of the most hotly-contested fields of genetics revolves around the genetic lineage of ancient Egyptians. A new study of 90 Pre-Ptolemaic, Ptolemaic, and Roman mummies raises as many questions as i...
08:35 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing In 1826 a giraffe traveled 4,000 miles to be presented to the king of France
In 1824 the viceroy of Egypt sent a unique gift to the new king of France: a two-month-old giraffe that had just been captured in the highlands of Sudan. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet ...
08:34 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing 100 years of movie makeup
Four minutes of video. 100 years of movie makeup....
08:14 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Watch as orcas charge a blue whale, probably just for kicks
A pod of orcas, aka the a-holes of the ocean, got recorded by a drone as they harassed a blue whale that was minding its own business. (more…)...
08:14 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Counting down Wonder Womans strongest comic book moments
Just days ahead of the premiere of the new Wonder Woman movie, the YouTube channel VariantComics shares some of Diana Princes most awe-inspiring comic book moments....
08:05 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Dr. Octopus getting real with this robotic contraption
MetaLimbs is a robotic system that provides the wearer with an extra pair of arms. The mechanical arms are controlled by the user's legs, feet, and toes. The researchers from Keio University and the...
08:00 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Two black mambas fight over a mate
Black mambas are among the deadliest snakes in the world, but when they fight each other, it's more like an MMA match than a use of deadly force, called plaiting combat by scientists. National Geogr...
08:00 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Honest Trailers reminds you just how bad Halle Berrys Catwoman was
If only female-led superhero films were given as many chances to fail as male-led ones (Im looking at you Green Lantern)....
07:50 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Trailer for Alien (1986), the comedy film
"In space, no one can hear you purr."...
07:40 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Watch this huge water main explode in the middle of the road
(KVN via DIGG)...
06:25 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Bad news: tech is making us more unequal. Good news: tech can make us more equal.
My latest Guardian column is Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this; in it, I argue that surveillance and control technology allow ruling elites to hold onto power d...
06:20 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing A taxonomy of algorithmic accountability
Eminent computer scientist Ed Felten has posted a short, extremely useful taxonomy of four ways that an algorithm can fail to be accountable to the people whose lives it affects: it can be protected b...
06:11 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Why don't people use secure internet tools?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aNmbWS--ioA group of scholars and practicioners from the US, Germany and the UK conducted a qualitative study on the "obstacles to adoption of secure communications ...
05:57 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Tabletop Audio: ambient loops for your RPGs
"Role-players, boardgamers, writers, coders, artists, graphic designers, teachers, house-cleaners, lucid dreamers, gym-rats, distance runners, commuters" can enjoy over 100 ambient atmospheric loops w...
05:46 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing ACT NOW! In 9 days, the European Parliament could pass a truly terrible copyright expansion
When MEP Julia Reda conducted a wide-ranging and open consultation on updating EU copyright, she came up with some great, sensible reforms: making it legal to take pictures of buildings, making it leg...
05:29 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing One bourbon, one Scotch, one tequila
Over the past year, I've bought a lot of extraordinary bottles of spirits -- a move from London to the wide-open spaces and warm climes of Burbank have afforded many more opportunities to entertain an...
05:21 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing This Bluetooth speaker's LED lights dance to the music with you
Most portable Bluetooth speakers dont do much to stand out beyond coming in different colors or futuristic speaker grille patterns. If you want to liven up your audio setup with something a bit more e...
05:07 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing Voice of Baceprot: Indonesia's all-woman, hijab-wearing heavy metal band
Voice of Baceprot is a hard-driving heavy metal band made up of three hijab-wearing Muslim teenaged women who met at school in West Java, Indonesia, and whose rocking out is designed to "combat the ...
04:47 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing No matter what Trump does, his base quickly forgives him
After video of Trump admitting to a string of sexual assaults appeared last October, his approval rating bottomed out; a month later, it had recovered -- and he was the President. (more…)...
04:37 am PDT - Wed, May 31, 2017
BoingBoing What does Jeremy Corbyn stand for?
The 2017 UK Labour Manifesto has been hugely popular since it was leaked early last month, and young Britons registered to vote in droves after it got out. But what does it actually say? (more…...