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02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing If you want your boost your memory, try this course
Your brain is a wondrous creation. Even when you're destroying it with Cheetos and hour after hour of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it's still the most powerful computer you will ever own. Acc...
01:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing A year after coup, Evo Morales' party returns to power in Bolivia elections
In 2019, Bolivia's president Evo Morales was deposed in a coup after a disputed election. Yesterday, Morales' party returned to power in the first elections since. Morales was banned from running, but...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Adam Savage looks at folding rulers
I love Adam Savage's "Favorite Tools" and "One Day Build" videos. In this video, he shows off some of his antique folding rulers and looks at a modern model just released from Makers Cabinet (creators...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Japanese researchers study impact of dry air on dispersion of COVID-19 particles
Reuters:A Japanese supercomputer shows how humidity can have a large effect on the dispersion of virus particles, pointing to heightened coronavirus contagion risks in dry, indoor conditions during th...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing PartyLine lets you voice-chat with a stranger with differing political views
Danielle Baskin has launched a tasty new project called PartyLine. She's devised a way to put people — outside of their own political and social bubbles — together to… talk.PartyLine...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Meet the woman crafting monster schlongs for GWAR
Artist Margaret Rolicki is the Cynthia Plaster Caster of the prop fabrication world and the spiritual heir to Milicent Patrick's (Creature from the Black Lagoon) legacy. When not making her own art (l...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Libertarians exit, pursued by bears
Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling has a new non-fiction book out called A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (and Some Bears) that tells the story of a small New Hamps...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing This 3-piece extra large cast iron cookware set is on sale for just $70
If you're anything like millions of Americans, staying at home these past several months has  been followed by a steadily increased diet of cooking shows. It's really not hard to understand why. ...
12:50 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing New York Post's own reporters denounce its Hunter Biden story
Last week, The New York Post posted a sensational expose of what it claimed were contents of Hunter Biden's laptop, supposedly abandoned at a Delaware repair shop. It "revealed" access-trading to his ...
12:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Man urinates on other passenger on red-eye flight
When you're a pastor from North Carolina taking a late night flight leaving Las Vegas, consider urinating in the airplane bathroom and not on your fellow passenger while she sleeps. Alicia Beverly of...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing No malarkey: I visited Biden HQ in Animal Crossing and it went like this
The Biden/Harris team is going after those Gen Z votes with a visitable campaign headquarters, in the form of an Animal Crossing: New Horizons island (you might remember they also offer in-game digita...
12:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing A federal judge wants to determine once and for all if Trump's tweets are legally binding
On October 6, 2020, Donald Trump tweeted that he wanted all documents related to the various Russia investigations and everything Hillary Clinton has ever done to be total declassified, "No redactions...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Virtual shipbuilding time-lapse shows the making of the Obra Dinn
Lucas Pope's The Return of the Obra Dinn is one of the most interesting and unique games of the last few years. The vessel washes up in England in 1807, an abandoned ghost ship, and you're the insuran...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Maker figures out how to make crystal wings
After a lot of trial and error, Bobby Duke figured out how to mold and polish wings that shimmer like crystal. Watch as he adds them to the sculpture he made previously:Image: YouTube / Bobby Duke Art...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Work remotely from this Japnese theme park
I'm not sure if this is a genius plan for keeping the lights on at an otherwise vacant theme park during this time of plague or a fresh low point in the long timeline of work ruining damn near everyth...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Cute animation about sending 1990s online messages
IN_BOX is a sweet little story about two coworkers who send AIM style computer messages to each other, but the message itself is a physical form that moves between the two terminals.Image: YouTube / A...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Nature documentary on an invasive ocean species: plastic
Morgan Freeman narrates "Life Below Water," a PSA about a species that "can travel hundreds of miles and live to be a thousand years old."It's part of the United Nations' Global Goals for Sustainable ...
10:45 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing A funny and biting "wear a mask" PSA set to Beauty and the Beast's "Be Our Guest"
"Fauci" is rhymed with "grouchy."Singer-songwriter Noah Lindquist is behind this clever parody song. "Wear a Mask" is set to the tune of "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast but its rewritten lyri...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing At least 41 DNA regions affect left-handedness
Handedness has long been thought to be polygenetic, and Australian researchers have now identified 41 DNA regions that influence left-handedness, and seven that influence ambidexterity.Via David Evans...
10:20 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Two-headed shark caught off the coast of India
Nature found a way to make those terrified of sharks even more worried about the ocean. A shark with two heads (previously at BB). Two damn heads! Fortunately, the bi-noggined fish was a spadenose s...
10:05 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing DIY transparent screen (cat not included)
Makers Evan and Katelyn have a fun new video where they create a transparent screen from a standard LCD monitor, then have some fun with it.The Supervisor (aka their cat) becomes the first demonstrati...
02:15 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing A rare interview with a recovering QAnon'er
Jitarth Jadeja is an Australian who spent some time living in the US, and regretfully spent two years of his life down the QAnon wormhole. Once Jadeja found QAnon he was quickly sucked in. He would sp...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Learn to play guitar, piano, and drums with this monster music training package
Unless you're an essential worker, there's a good chance your work from home, stay at home lifestyle will be continuing, at least through the winter months. That's more than a little depressing, but i...
01:49 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
BoingBoing Ed Benguiat, typographical legend (19272020)
Ed Benguiat's 600+ typefaces are so ubiquitous that you've probably read text set in them thousands of times. Highlights include Tiffany, Bookman, Panache, Edwardian Script, and of course Benguiat, be...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to build your own Shopify store with the help of this expert-led training
Shopify got started by a trio of Canadians back in 2004 when they got frustrated trying to sell snowboarding equipment online. More than 15 years later, Shopify is one of the biggest names in e-commer...
04:15 pm GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing Inflatable jetpack Halloween costume
Here's that jetpack you were promised. It's inflatable and it will arrive in the near future ($44). 5…4…3…2…(Born in Space)images via Born in Space/Morph-Costumes...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing Building a D&D Book Nook
In this latest episode of Black Magic Craft, Jeremy raises an interesting question. With all of the cool book nooks everyone has been making, where are the D&D nooks? As he points out, it's such a...
01:50 pm GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing "Black Sheep Boy," a cartoon on loss in lo-res world
Despite the retro style, Black Sheep Boy is a pretty deep story about childhood and happiness and loss. Director James Molle summarizes it:A young hatted boy's adventures through a strange world inhab...
01:30 pm GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing Dirty Projectors drop video for "Earth Crisis" from new EP
Earth Crisis is an experimental short inspired by Brooklyn indie band Dirty Projectors. It's from the fourth of five EPs the band plans to release in 2020. The animation was directed by Isaiah Saxon.E...
01:25 pm GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing If HP Lovecraft wrote the Monster Mash
I have a lot of questions about the "Monster Mash." Do the monsters call it that, or is that just what the mad scientist narrator calls it? Did the Crypt Kicker 5 ever exist before this, or is this li...
01:22 pm GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing Chaos Ink: disturb a tank of virtual liquid metal
Chaos Ink is a web toy where you swish around your pointer on the surface of a virtual tub of hot liquid metal, watching the slow shiny ripples spread out and back again. Its by creative technologist ...
01:12 pm GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing Review: Star Wars Squadrons
Having played X-wing and TIE Fighter (a lot) back in the day, my having had a PS4 given to me to use made investing in Star Wars Squadrons a given. I pre-ordered it (a first!) so that it'd be ready to...
01:10 pm GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing Amazing in-camera patterns with a video feedback kinetic sculpture
Happy Mutant Dave Blair built a device to make gorgeous recursive video patterns. He says:This contraption uses two HD monitors, a Nikon DSLR camera and a sheet of beam splitter glass to produce video...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing Magnets and metal make this fun and cool scientific desk toy utterly fascinating
Back in the early 1800's, Russian physicist Emil Lenz noted an interesting phenomenon. When he dropped a magnet through a pipe, the magnet's magnetic field created counter-rotating currents in the cop...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, October 18, 2020
BoingBoing Get over 45 hours of elite Microsoft Excel training for just $40
If there was ever a better endorsement for making sure your resume skills are just as good as you say they are, look no further than Great Britain.Last week, Public Health England used an outdated Mic...
11:42 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing Stay Open aims to transform unused commercial space into pod hotels and co-living centers
What's going to happen to all those unwanted office buildings, which are likely to remain unused after the pandemic subsides? An LA-based startup called Stay Open plans to transform unused commercial ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing These six voice recorders are all tiny, but mighty and also, on sale
Have you ever considered getting a digital voice recorder? They can actually be a lot more helpful than you might realize. From constructing business letters or memos to medical or legal dictatio...
04:36 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing Ask yourself these 4 questions to figure out if you should trust someone
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, shared the 4-question test she uses to help her figure out whose advice to trust. From Oprah.comDo I trust this person's ...
04:34 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing This website will generate 90s music festivals for you
With every refresh, Monkeon's 90s Festival Generator creates random music festival lineups and posters. Every artist name links to archive footage of a live performance (if they played live in the UK ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing This ultimate survival bag is the thinking person's disaster prep and it's $30 off
It used to be that go bags were almost exclusively reserved for emergency responders, journalists, and those very select few who might have to drop everything and run somewhere at a moment's notice.Ma...
02:19 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing Trump "jokes" that he will leave country if he loses.
As a rally yesterday, Trump floated the idea that he'd leave the country if he loses next month's election. It's a joke, of course. But the joke is supposed to be the idea of Trump losing to Biden in ...
02:13 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing Vulture lands on paraglider's selfie stick
@skywingsadventures had to do it, I love this version and it fits so well with the video #fleetwoodmac #fleetwoodmacdreams #fleetwoodmacchallenge original sound – lanie gardner This is wild...
12:56 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing Senator mocks Kamala Harris's name at Trump rally
At first, I wondered if Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) was so unfamiliar with anything even slightly out his norm that the name "Kamala" would present a problem to him. Then I remembered two thingshe's bee...
12:44 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing A video tour of the Bennu asteroid
From NASA Goddard: When NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu in December 2018, its close-up images confirmed what mission planners had predicted nearly two decades before: Bennu is m...
12:44 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing The catchiest song ever written about library COVID-19 policies
"Library Takeout" is not only a fun little synthy treat about how to get library materials from Duke University during the pandemic, but the low-tech animation is also a perfect accompaniment. Here's ...
12:44 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing How coronavirus restrictions inadvertently lead to mass surveillance
Mashable has a great new piece in video, and in text about the intersections between COVID-19 restrictions and surveillance-style privacy invasions. The reporting by Tulika Bose and Jack Morse is sm...
04:45 am GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing This self-driving truck kit is one of the coolest STEM gifts an inquisitive kid could ever get
Don't look now, but that car next to you on the road may not have a driver. Thankfully, with the advent of the self-driving vehicle, that's not the panic-inducing moment it used to be. A self-driving ...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
BoingBoing Love your old PlayStation Portable? The RetroMiMi RK2020 will take you right back
For the past few years, we've seen a stampede of build-your-own handheld gaming devices hit the market. But if you're like us, you see those kits and all their tiny pieces and intricate instructions a...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Stargrave, a sci-fi sister to the fabulous Frostgrave, announced
This morning, Joseph McCullough, creator of one of the most popular and acclaimed fantasy miniature skirmish games (Frostgrave), announced Stargrave on his website.Yes, the rumours are true. I have sp...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing The Fidget Cable is waging the war against cable confusion disorder
Jesse Pinkman was right magnets are awesome. From high-speed trains and rollercoasters to what's on your refrigerator to the planet Earth itself, the power of magnets has been helping and fascinating ...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Analyzing the design of unusual Japanese butter tableware
I always enjoy Rain Noe's posts on the Core77 design blog. Today, Rain took a look at Japanese butter implements. I want them all.Let's talk about two things that used to not go together: Japan and b...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Flower Power batteries from the 1960s
Flower Power batteries by Transogram, 1960s. pic.twitter.com/TbDvLo0yTa— Mark Pahlow (@mcpheeceo) October 16, 2020These are perfect for powering your Toot-a-Loop!...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Easy repair for small holes in walls
This tube of 3M small hole repair spackle comes with a built-in putty knife and a sanding pad on the cap, making it much more convenient to fill nail holes and dents in walls. I bought one for my tool...
06:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Jetpack maker doubts reports of jetpack flyer near LAX because no one told him they were going to illegally fly one there
Airline pilots have reported seeing what they think is someone in a jetpack flying around the skies near Los Angeles International Airport. NBC News spoke with a gentleman who makes jetpacks. Details ...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Simone Giertz builds her dog a photo booth out of LEGO
My dearest Electra would bounce that into bits. Simone Giertz on YouTube...
05:48 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Taco Bell fans fight to save menu favorite
A pandemic. An election. A Supreme Court. A Mexican pizza. These pressing issues are on the minds of Americans and one is causing over 120,000 of them to mobilize and sign a petition on change.org, ...
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Sci-fi novels paired with appropriate RPGs
In a follow-up on Tor.com to Linda Codega's matching fantasy novels with roleplaying game rules so that you can "game the book" if you desire, she now has a sci-fi pairing. As with the fantasy round-u...
05:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Simon Giertz builds a pet selfie photo booth
Because we don't have enough pet photos online yet? Next step: Automate it so that the pet can automatically upload the images to Instagram. Hilarity ensues....
05:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Simone Giertz builds a pet selfie photo booth
Because we don't have enough pet photos online yet? Next step: Automate it so that the pet can automatically upload the images to Instagram. Hilarity ensues....
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Kenny Rogers' body is missing in this week's dubious tabloids
British pantomime embraces an ancient tradition of audience participation, in which the great unwashed throng cheerfully yell at the actors.The panto's villain will invariably be stalking the hero of ...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing How a 14th-century bridge in Prague was built
This animation shows how the 14th-century Charles Bridge was built in Prague.Here's the video description, machine-translated: The digital model "Charles Bridge – construction of a pillar and va...
04:47 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing The Beachstie Boys, a musical mashup of The Beach Boys and the Beastie Boys
What do you get when you combine The Beach Boys with the Beastie Boys? A whole new one-boy band called The Beachstie Boys, of course. In this enjoyable video, YouTuber Kevin Miller "singlevoicedly" co...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Van Halen Jump (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli feat. Ben Eller)
What the world needs now is Leo Moracchioli and that bunny suit....
04:41 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Police called on homeless person asleep on park bench; it was actually a Jesus statue
In the wealthy Ohio city of Bay Village just outside Cleveland, the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church installed a statue depicting Jesus wrapped in a blanket asleep on a park bench. According to the churc...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Blue Corn: An Iowa House Truman Fund / Field Team 6 Fundraiser 10/18/20, 8pm ET, 7pm CT, 5pm PT
This Sunday Boing Boing favorites Puddles Pity Party and 2 Headed Dog join Field Team 6 and the Iowa House Truman Fund to raise funds to turn Iowa blue. Blue Corn: A joint Iowa House Truman Fund / Fie...
04:27 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Society of Vertebrate Paleontology forbid the word "bone" during online conference
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology held its annual conference online this year and used a platform that came pre-installed with a profanity filter. Unfortunately, "bone" was on the forbidden word...
04:14 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Oreo's short film 'Proud Parent'
Oreo Cookies and PFLAG are giving away rainbow Oreos to honor acts of allyship during LBGTQ+ awareness month. Not that you need a cookie, but cookies are nice....
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Aaron Sorkin discusses Sacha Baron Cohen's portrayal of Abbie Hoffman in "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 is on Netflix. I'm looking forward to watching it this weekend. The New York Times asked Sorkin to talk about Sacha Baron Cohen's portrayal of Abbie Hoffman i...
03:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Tiny corpse-hands reaching from the earth turn out to be armadillo legs
When you see skeletal hands reaching up through the earth, is it wise to poke them with your bare fingers to see if anything happens? Is a corpse? from Unexpected Fortunately, it'...
03:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing DEA instructor called Black recruit a monkey and made "monkey noises" at Black trainees
Is it any surprise that a government administration set up for the primary purpose of incarcerating minorities would be racist toward Black people working for it?From AP:At the Drug Enforcement Admini...
03:38 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing That time The Cramps appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210
In 1995, The Cramps had a cameo on a Halloween episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. Lux and Ivy were the party band at Kelly, Dylan, Steve, and the gang's favorite haunt: the Peach Pit After Dark. For, uh...
03:11 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Scientific paper about being bitten by a weird snake
Meet the leaf-nosed snake, a peculiar Madagascan species with a gift for crypsis. Reading about it I found my way to Envenomation by the Malagasy colubrid snake Langaha madagascariensis, which turns o...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Coca Cola is dropping Tab
Tab. What a beautiful drink. Tab. For beautiful people.Beautiful people are at a loss for what to drink after learning that Coca-Cola will no longer make their beloved diet soda. The famously awful ta...
03:04 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to this beautifully melancholic cover of "The Rainbow Connection"
This cover comes from Lake Saint Daniel, a solo project spun off from the band who brought you that similarly melancholic "All-Star" cover. I personally find this music video to be absolutely horrifyi...
02:48 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this guitarist rock 71 Nirvana riffs in 5 minutes
Kurt Cobain did not lack for catchy riffs. From yourautnstripe:Nirvana is the reason I have decided to pick up guitar back in middle school and since then I absolutely loved playing and singing their ...
02:38 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Underground cartoonist Rory Hayes was a "great American primitive"
I first encountered the work of Rory Hayes (1949-1983) in the pages of R. Crumb's Weirdo magazine (the same place I learned about the Church of the SubGenius and Stanislav Szukalski). Crumb called Hay...
02:26 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch "the most Midwestern moment in the history of televised Senate debates"
Pete Buttgieg described this awkward moment for Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) as "possibly the most Midwestern moment in the history of televised Senate debates."After the debate, Ernst's opponent, Demo...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Chinese government demands Genghis Khan museum exhibit not use words "Genghis Khan"
Nantes, France's Chteau des ducs de Bretagne museum of history delayed its exhibition about Genghis Khan after the Chinese government insisted that the words "Genghis Khan" not appear anywhere in the ...
02:04 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Impressive restorations of vintage Wilton bullet vises
Seeing this 1949 Wilton 9400 vise go from trash to treasure is a wonderful thing.Chicago-based Wilton has a cult following among makers, who swear their vises are flawless in form and function. One re...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Meryl Streep reads from "Trumpty Dumpty," John Lithgow's new book
Yes, John Lithgow has authored and illustrated a book. Actually, Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age ($23) is his second volume of satirical poems aimed at Trump. The first being ...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's Bureau of Land Management director is serving illegally and refuses to leave his post
William Perry Pendley is currently the head of the US Bureau of Land Management. Well, maybe. After being nominated to temporarily serve as BLM director in 2019, President Trump formally placed him in...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing In five minutes, The Zebra will tell you if you're giving away money on your car insurance
With virtually everyone watching their expenses right now, it's no surprise that our car insurance policies and those dreaded monthly rates are facing closer scrutiny than ever. With car insurance cos...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Sisyphus tables create shifting mathematical sand patterns
A metal ball, a plate of sand, and a little math is all it takes for a Sisyphus table to create hours of automated patterns.Here's a clip from the manufacturer:Fans post their creations online:Here's ...
12:31 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown in The Good Lord Bird
Showtime's The Good Lord Bird gives a riotous 7-episode ride through the end of abolitionist John Brown's controversial life, stunningly portrayed by Ethan Hawke. In anticipation of a great televisio...
12:11 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trump mistakes satirical news story for reality
Donald Trump tweeted this morning that Twitter had "shut down the entire network" to stop the spread of bad news about rival Joe Biden, remarking that "this has never been done in history" and linkin...
11:46 am GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Here's how movies make actors look jacked with prosthetic bodysuits
Kevin Yagher made the muscle suits and fat suits for Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in the third Bill & Ted movie. Check out the impressive airbrush work he does to make the skin seem very real.Lots...
11:43 am GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trippy demonstration of recursively rotating images
Githubber rvizz shows off a few nifty examples of some code he wrote to rotate images recursively. As the recursion reaches the one-square pixel point, it then appears to reassemble the image turned 9...
11:37 am GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing Plants with gorgeous iridescent leaves
Like the optical shimmer on a DVD, iridescent plants have structures in their leaves that naturally produce an electric blue-green optical effect. Many will grow in a typical garden or as house plants...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
BoingBoing This grammar app can fix all your typos, bad punctuation, sentence disasters, and more automatically
If you read through text composed by inferior writers, rife with spelling errors, grammar problems, fractured syntax and haphazard punctuation and you aren't appalled, then you might be the target aud...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter is broken worldwide outage
{UPDATE 4:30pm PT: Sadly, Twitter is functional again:Twitter has been down for many of you and we're working to get it back up and running for everyone.We had some trouble with our internal systems a...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter was broken worldwide outage
{UPDATE 4:30pm PT: Sadly, Twitter is functional again:Twitter has been down for many of you and we're working to get it back up and running for everyone.We had some trouble with our internal systems a...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Trump cuts 2020 census early: deadline is October 15 (that's today!)
I got a chill when I learned, just this afternoon, that the Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to stop the census early. The deadline is now today, Thursday, October 15. If you haven't...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Recomendo videos of things the Cool Tools editor like
In addition to the free weekly Recomendo newsletter (which has almost 50,000 subscribers), the editors of Cool Tools (I'm one) have started making short videos of things we like. Please subscribe to t...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing This adjustable height standing desk can save you from a brutal killer: inactivity.
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that ...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Trump admits he had suspect executed in street by U.S. Marshals: "they didn't want to arrest him"
Trump: We sent in the US Marshals, took 15 minutes and it was over… They knew who he was, they didn't want to arrest him and 15 minutes that ended pic.twitter.com/fJA5BsJVeF— Acyn Torabi (...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Trump endorses U.S. Marshals' summary execution of suspect
Trump: We sent in the US Marshals, took 15 minutes and it was over… They knew who he was, they didn't want to arrest him and 15 minutes that ended pic.twitter.com/fJA5BsJVeF— Acyn Torabi (...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Get a 16-pack of succulents for a good deal
I bought some small succulents a couple of years ago and they have slowly grown since then and I've repotted them. I keep one on my desk (above). They require almost no care and have a great prehistor...
05:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Zamboni catches fire
A scary moment after my son's practice tonight at @bgiceplex. Grateful everyone is safe! #rochesterny pic.twitter.com/SihYnTWhFR— Mary Prusak (@maryprusak) October 15, 2020As far as videos of Za...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Cory Doctorow on the Judge John Hodgman podcast
Three people I like very much — Jesse Thorn, John Hodgman, and Cory Doctorow — joined forces on the latest episode of the Judge John Hodgman Podcast. They discuss splitting the internet bi...
03:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing This is the worst place to attach ballot drop-off location sign
John Park emailed me this photo and said: "Whoever taped this direction sign to a ballot box-shaped trash receptacle didn't think things through. This is at the Buena Vista Library in Burbank [Califor...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Cougar stalks man for 6 minutes
A hiker in Utah encountered a cougar on the trail, which started to follow him and make threatening gestures. The hiker recorded the incident. After six minutes of yelling at the relentless wildcat, h...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Another reason to hate glitter it damages river ecosystems
I can understand people's desire to add a bit of sparkle to life, which can ofttimes feel drab, but it turns out glitter can wreak havoc on life in rivers and lakes. From a study published in the Jour...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Sidewalk chalk drawing of Virgin Mary miraculously reappears after 13 years
In Guadalupe, Mexico, a chalk drawing of the Virgin Mary made in a parking lot in 2007 has, er, miraculously reappeared. The artist, who wants to remain anonymous, reportedly confirmed that the drawin...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Sega's Golden Axe reboot prototype cuts deep for staff made to crank it out
Sega is releasing Golden Axed, a 2012 reboot of arcade classic Golden Axe that never made it past the prototype stage. The comical marketing around it has fallen flat for its developer, Tim Dawson, wh...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Britons alarmed by unpleasant border infrastructure they demanded
Kent, in southeast England, voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. Now they get to watch their green and pleasant land replaced by the sprawling border control infrastructure this entails. Pictured here is ...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Fantastic photos from a 1970s-80s SoCal custom van club
The great SoCal culture maven Mister Jalopy turned me on to a stunning new Instagram account documenting the history of Channel Island Vans, "a former Golden age 2% SoCal Van club 70's to 80's." And i...
02:20 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Italian police seize thousands of bottles of counterfeit "super Tuscan" wine
Italian police busted two individuals and seized more than 4,000 bottles of counterfeit wine that would have been worth around $1.7 million if sold to unsuspecting marks. The wine, Bolgheri Sassicaia ...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Comedians tasked with filming something "that will look impressive in reverse"
In the British TV gameshow Taskmaster, comedians are assigned unusual challenges that are captured on video. Then the comedians must explain why their attempt is the best. In this wonderful segment ab...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Pilots report another sighting of a guy in a jetpack flying over LAX
Last month, pilots reported "a guy in a jetpack" flying beside them above the Los Angeles International Airport. Apparently he returned yesterday. From CNN:"A China Airlines crew reported seeing what ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Wanna know if your brain is as fit as it can be? CogniFit Brain Training can tell you.
Your brain really is every bit the supercomputer that you think it is. Scientists found that over the course of your life, your modest human brain will hold up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information. ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Animals have evolved into a crab-like-shape at least 5 separate times
Evolutionary biologist L. A. Borradaile once defined carcinisation as, "one of the many attempts of Nature to evolve a crab."According to a 2017 paper from the Biological Journal of the Linnean Societ...
12:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing GANksy: disturbing AI-powered street art
GANksy is an AI trained on the work of Banksy, the UK-based street artist. The results have the mangled and uncanny quality of similar bots (cf. Hopefully This Is Not A Cat) but also something sublime...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists finally observe the actual "spaghettification" of a star
From the Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics:Astronomers have captured the last moments of a star just before it was ripped apart by a black hole. The violent occurrencecalled a tidal disr...
11:45 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing The case for creating "public parks" on the Internet
Eli Pariser is the author of The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think as well as one of the original founders of Upworthy (and, full disclosure, my for...
11:33 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Attempt to make Turkish coffee in tiny sauce pot ends in failure
If you think you're going to make a fine cup of Turkish coffee (replete with cardamom and a mint leaf floater) in a pot, you are shamefully wrong. I tried it. Hideous.My wife uses a tiny sauce pot (a...
11:31 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing Jogger filming cougar cubs barely escapes mauling by mom
Kyle Burgess was jogging in a Utah canyon when he spotted four adorable cougar cubs. Their mom was not too happy about his photoshoot, leading to a tense six-minute standoff.Via NPR:Amazingly, Burgess...
11:29 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing For sale: "genuine soil" from Dracula's castle
Back in 2012, musician-couple Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola started a fun side project called Darling Pet Munkee that just wrote garage rock songs about weird novelty advertisements a la Sea ...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing This sale on multi-tools, wallets, and other cool everyday carry items rival anything Amazon is selling
Prime Day week is here, but before you start rifling through page after page of Amazon deals, you should know Amazon isn't the only fish in the sea.In fact, many companies are combating Amazon's Prime...
12:55 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
BoingBoing These 20 awesome earbud deals will make you forget all about Prime Day
If you're feeling a certain buzz of excited anticipation in the air, it's likely because Amazon Prime Day is almost here. As Americans from coast to coast know, it's the day the nation's largest onlin...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing David Bowie's ground-breaking "Heroes" is 43 today
Today, Oct 14th, marks the 43rd birthday of "Heroes," David Bowie's 12th studio album and the 2nd of his seismic-shifting "Berlin trilogy" records (preceded by Low, followed by Lodger). Here is a some...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Good deal on portable power bank with USB C out
This Aukey 10,000mAh portable charger has two standard USB and one USB C outputs and comes with a USB-A to C cable. It's on sale for a good price at Amazon right now....
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Ditching a MacBook for OpenBSD on a Thinkpad
On Monday I wrote about switching from a $3k MacBook Pro to an $800 Gateway PC laptop. Here's someone who switched from a MacBook to Linux on a Thinkpad.On this middle-of-the-road Thinkpad, I have anS...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing 'Other Side with Zabrecky' reaches out to Sigfried and Roy's tiger Manticore
Hole drummer Patty Schemel joins Zabrecky in an attempt to contact what may have been the second most famous performing feline in Las Vegas. ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing These 20 car accessories can get you back on the road the right way
With scores of items on sale this week as part of Amazon Prime Day, it's important not to forget that family member that often gets overlooked when the presents get sorted out.And frankly, your vehicl...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Murder hornet eludes scientists trying to electronically track it to its secret lair
Several months ago, Washington State Department of Agriculture scientists glued a tracking device to a "murder" hornet in hopes of following the insect to its nest. Unfortunately, the tracker fell off...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Turn your smartphone into a hologram projector with this simple how-to
With a short list of household items like scissors, a sheet of plastic, white paper, nails, a hammer, and a knife, this short video shows you how to make a simple "hologram projector" that looks prett...
04:20 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing New Zealand Prime Minister shuts down Covid denier: "Sorry sunshine, wrong place"
New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters was taking questions after giving a speech in Taurangawhen a man with a whiny North American accent demanded that the Prime Minister prove that the C...
04:20 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister shuts down Covid denier: "Sorry sunshine, wrong place"
New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters was taking questions after giving a speech in Tauranga when a man with a whiny North American accent demanded that the Deputy Prime Minister pro...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Photo compares pack of cigarettes to how many groceries you can buy for the same price
This is how much food you can get in Australia for a packet of cigarettes ($35-$40) from interestingasfuck A pack of 20 cigarettes in the U.S. sells for about $8. In Australia, t...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Prime day's data storage deals
Amazon's Prime Day deals on all sorts of data storage options for your devices.Just about the only 'gadgets' I am looking for these days are cheap microSD cards. Most of my non-film cameras use them, ...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Wirecutter recommends a wire cutter
Wirecutter remains the best place1 for comparison shopping gadgets, tools and appliances. In 2018, it finally rounded up actual wire cutters to determine the best model, settling on the Channelock Dia...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing US military develops augmented reality goggles for dogs
The US Army in collaboration with Command Sight, Inc. are developing augmented reality goggles for dogs. The idea is that the human handlers will be able to guide the dogs through visual indicators ap...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Tennesee mayor and bank president arrested for shoplifting at Target
John Blade, mayor of Fairview, Tennessee, was arrested on charges of shoplifting at a Target. He's also the president of FirstBank in Fairview.From The Tennessean:The store loss prevention officer sta...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Since when did airplane food become palatable? Finnair's plane food now sold in markets
Would you pay for airplane food if you weren't on a plane? Finnair thinks so! The Finnish airline is betting that people with feet on the ground are actually going to pay for their flight food in supe...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing This is the other Tetris theme song
In 1989, Nintendo launched "Tetris" into the public eye. Pre-packaged with nearly every Game Boy, and selling 35 million units, now almost everyone knows the theme song. But did you know the first 25,...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing David Lynch shows off his latest sculpture
David Lynch made a sculpture from metal, plywood, and a light. He he is showing it on YouTube....
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Shirtless New York Supreme Court judge attacks cop in footage
In June, New York Supreme Court Justice Mark Grisanti and his wife got into an argument with neighbors and the cops were called. One cop tried to handcuff the wife. Her husband, shirtless and angry, s...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Shirtless judge attacks cop
In June, New York Supreme Court Justice Mark Grisanti and his wife got into an argument with neighbors and the cops were called. One cop tried to handcuff the wife. Her husband, shirtless and angry, s...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Nine Inch Nails perform on "Dance Party USA" c.1989
Dance Party USA was a 1980s music TV show airing on the USA Network that featured teen pop artists of the time lip-syncing their hits. In 1989, Nine Inch Nails's first album Pretty Hate Machine was ga...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing NASA releases the music of the Milky Way as "recorded" by space telescopes
NASA translated digital data collected by space telescopes into lovely soundscapes that spark the imagination. A collaboration between visualization scientist Kimberly Arcand (CXC), astrophysicist Mat...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Green-glowing Venus flytraps reveal their memory tricks
Venus flytraps have a pretty good short-term memory for a plant. An insect has to tickle its sensory hairs twice within around 30 seconds for the carnivorous plants to close its leaves around the bug....
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Need help getting to Trump's rally tonight? Check out this billboard
In case you get lost on your way to Trump's Des Moines rally tonight, there will be a huge billboard pointing you in the right direction:We're doing our part to warn Iowans that @realdonaldtrump is in...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Used Coronavirus tests handed to testees in UK
The good news for folks in Birmingham, England, is that the government is handing out coronavirus tests door-to-door. The bad news is the swabs are suspiciously moist.Volunteers and RAF personnel dist...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Mail-carrier raided by FBI is "apparent QAnon conspiracy theorist"
FBI agents reportedly found eight bags of undelivered mail when they raided a Pittsburgh mail carrier's home. And now it's reported that the man is an "apparent QAnon conspiracy theorist"."Special Age...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Artist converts utility van into tiny house
Thanks to the pandemic, I know lots of people who've been flirting with the idea of renting or buying camper vans or RVs to travel in rather than flying and staying in motels/hotels. In this charming ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Amy Coney Barrett's legal reasoning for dismissing a racial discrimination case
AP News has a collection of potential Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's more questionable legal decisions. While Barrett's opening statements before the Senate stressed her concern with "the l...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Man builds a retractable plasma lightsaber powered by propane
Okay so it's not a elegantly crafted used of Kyber crystals, and more of a hyper-focused propane torch. But still. At least you can customize blade colors with it! As Nerdist points out, it's more aki...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing The Simpsons give 50 reasons to vote Trump out in new "Treehouse of Horror"
The Simpsons' "Treehouse of Horror XXXI" (the 31st!) episode lists just a few of the reasons why Donald Trump needs to be voted out of office, via Variety:Made it okay to shoot hibernating bearsPut ch...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing UK ICO report on Cambridge Analytica finds no illegal activity or Russian involvement
The United Kingdom's Information Commissioner Office has completed its investigation into the 700 terabytes of data and 300,000 documents in collected from SCL Group (formerly Strategic Communication ...
12:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Crowny the Coronavirus, in "Presidential Host"
The two Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, are now available. Information about the books, including how to order, and special off...
12:22 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Elvira humorously mourns loss of Halloween 2020 in song, "Don't Cancel Halloween"
Happy to report that the legendary Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (AND Queen of Halloween), is just as snarky as ever. Her new song, "Don't Cancel Halloween", expresses what we've all been thinking abou...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Goat stuns village as it walks through town on its hind legs
A goat in Telwara, Bihar, India was caught on camera walking a full 10 meters on his hind legs. AND SO IT BEGINS!According to the New York Post, who says the 24-second clip came from Triangle News, th...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to this "kids music for grown-ups" song about how you should wear a facemask
Back in 2014, I went to see folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner in concert. I've seen him many times before and since then, and he always curates interesting opening acts. But at this particular perform...
05:34 am GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing These are 5 of the best deals that you won't find on Amazon's Prime Day
Who needs Prime Day? Yeah…we said it.Even as Amazon floods the web with deal after deal as part of their 2-day monster uber-sale, you're probably sitting back, thinking, I bet there are other re...
01:37 am GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
BoingBoing The first clip from Hulu's ANIMANIACS reboot is a delightfully meta riff on JURASSIC PARK
Your animators were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they shouldThe new Animaniacs series premieres November 20, 2020 on Hulu....
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing FuboTV lets you cut the cable cord AND keep your sports for a fraction of the price of cable
If you ask most cable customers why they haven't cast cable out of their homes in favor of streaming, there's one answer that stands above the others. While there are the tech-phobic and oldsters who ...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Massive British "Tallboy" bomb from WWII explodes in Poland while being defused
A massive explosion occurred today on the Piast Canal outside the town of Swinoujscie in Poland where a Tallboy bomb used by Britain's Royal Air Force had been discovered. The bomb detonated while a t...
10:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Fantasy novels paired with appropriate RPGs
This is such a great idea. On the Tor books site, Linda Codega gives suggestions for readers who want to "play the plot" of fantasy novels. She pairs five novels with appropriate roleplaying rulesets....
10:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Sen. Whitehouse gives eyeopening presentation during Barrett hearing on dark money's influence on Supreme Court nominations
RI senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, used his time today at the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to give a damning near-ten-minute presentation on how conservative "dark money" plays a crit...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing 60 Fredric Brown science fiction stories for $2
You can get Kindle editionsThe Fredric Brown Megapack (2 Book Series)for $2, which includes 60 of his stories, many of which have great surprise endings. I bought it and I see many of my favorites her...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Stem Chat: new video series about kids and learning
My friends Natalie Zee Drieu and Diana Eng just launched a new video series called Stem Chat. "Our first episode of STEM Chat talks about how kids learn through play. We showcase some projects we hav...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing How to make a Monkey's Fist knot with paracord
View post on imgur.comThere are a lot of YouTube videos that show how to make a monkey's fist, but this GIF is shorter and simpler, plus there's no maudlin soundtrack, which monkey's fist tiers on You...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Mitch McConnell's eerie laugh when his Covid failure is pointed out
Amy McGrath calling out Mitch McConnell over the coronavirus and him laughing like Dr. Evil. What a jerk… pic.twitter.com/px5SFQbKmi— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) October 13, 2020Mitch McConn...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Check out these life-like sculptures by Ronit Baranga
Beinart Gallery is hosting Ronit Baranga's solo exhibition "All Things Sweet and Painful" in Brunswick, Australia. This exhibition will run from Oct 17th – Nov 8th, 2020.All Things Sweet and Pai...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Man wakes colleague in the middle of the night to tell him he won the Nobel Prize
Two Stanford economists won the Nobel Prize for "improving how auctions work," according to Bloomberg on their YouTube site. But only one of them, Robert B. Wilson, heard about it from the Nobel Commi...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Baking skull cakes
I bought this Nordicware 6 Skull cake pan and dessert just got a lot more punk.I grabbed two boxes of Duncan Hines cake mix gave this baby a whirl. It was super simple, just make sure you spray the pa...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the livestream of Apple's Event now. (Check this post for updates)
10:46am PT: The iPhone 12 Pro. with a 6.1 and 6.7-inch displays. has better materials, comes in four colors, including a metallic "Pacific Blue." Can be submerged in 6 meters of water for 30 minutes. ...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Hostile bee snatches unsuspecting bumblebee in incredibly shot 6-second video
It only takes six seconds for an aggressive bee to sneak up and attack an innocent bumblebee. YouTuber Mazzy had finally gotten a beautiful shot of the bumblebee when it was snatched from behind and c...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Woman takes bar exam while in labor
If any union needs a tough adjudicator, someone who knows how to power through tumultuous situations, they might start with Brianna Hill, a law student at Loyola University in Chicago who took her bar...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing These are 5 of the best deals that you won't find on Amazon's Prime Day
Who needs Prime Day? Yeah…we said it.Even as Amazon floods the web with deal after deal as part of their 2-day monster uber-sale, you're probably sitting back, thinking, I bet there are other re...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Study finds that intermittent fasting is not effective for weight loss
I've been skipping breakfast for the last six months or so. I've lost a lot of weight, but I've also been avoiding carbs so I don't really know why I lost weight.I just came across this study publishe...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Anti-Trump Evangelicals contrast Trump and Jesus in Michigan billboards
As Joe Biden's national lead against Trump in national polls grows, even evangelicals are piling on. The non-profit evangelical group Vote Common Goodjust put up this billboard in Michigan cities Holl...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Short video about Steve Ditko's objectivist superhero, Mr. A
Steve Ditko (1927-2018) is best known for being the co-creator and artist of the Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. He's less well-known for his Ayn Randian character, Mr. A, who...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Auction of exquisitely odd antique cameras that look like guns
These two curious and rare "gun cameras" bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "shoot a photo." Both are exceedingly rare artifacts and will be on the block at the 37th Annual Leitz Photographica Au...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Animated bar chart shows which states took Covid seriously, and which didn't
The slow sorting of COVID cases in America as Democrat states take it seriously, and Republicans do not. pic.twitter.com/ztIIrtB1Sz— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) October 13, 2020This animated bar cha...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing How to bake bread that looks like your face
A loaf that resembles your own face seems like a wonderful idea for Halloween dinner. At MAKE:, Matt Merkel Hess explains how to do a plaster cast of your face and then use it to make a terra cotta ba...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Breathtaking isolated John and Paul vocals on "If I Fell"
I bumped into this isolated John and Paul vocals for "If I Fell," the gorgeous Lennon ballad from their 1964 record, A Hard Days Night. The beauty of it floored me. The essence of The Beatles lives in...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Instagram account shows where to find the cool curbside treasures that New Yorkers are giving away
View this post on InstagramA post shared by Stooping NYC (@stoopingnyc) on Oct 10, 2020 at 3:00pm PDT Stooping NYC is similar to the Free postings on Craigslist but it's more fun because people tak...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Sasha Sagan interviews a series of inspiring female scientists
In Violet magazine, writer Sasha Sagan, author of the must-read For Small Creatures Such As We, is interviewing a series of inspiring and diverse female scientists. First up is evolutionary biologist ...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing New research: There's a 50-50 chance we're living in a simulation and here's how to find out
In 2003, University of Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom presented a mathematical argument that we are likely living inside a computer simulation created by some future intelligence. Of course, decades ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing In 'Nature Planet,' Kevin James spoofs overwrought documentaries
The silver-breasted montle is on the brink of extinction in this pitch-perfect parody of self-important nature shows. Narrated by Sir Adam Sandler.Image: YouTube / Kevin James...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Jack White thrills with last-minute SNL performance
In case you missed it, Jack White filled in on short 2-day notice on Saturday Night Live this weekend after scheduled musical guest, country artist Wallen Morgan, was given the boot for violating the ...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Organist matches pastor's energy
There's some amazing improvizational work here from organist (and sing-er-songwriter) Cory Henry, performing musical support to pastor E. Dewey Smith at the Apostolic Church of God's 2015 Bible Confer...
01:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Google provides police with user info based on search terms
Google is giving police info that identifies users who have searched for terms the police specify, reports CNet's Alfred Ng. The practice is exposed in the case of an arsonist, collared after police a...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Beryl Markham trained racehorses, flew across the Atlantic, and wrote a book that impressed Hemingway
Beryl Markham managed to fit three extraordinary careers into one lifetime: She was a champion racehorse trainer, a pioneering bush pilot, and a best-selling author. In this week's episode of the Futi...
12:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing English over the centuries
A.Z. Foreman's marvelous journey through thirteen centuries of spoken English is like slowly sobering up in Dorset....
12:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a black hole eat a star
Ever seen a black hole chow down on a star? Well, now you can. OK, it's a kind of crummy animated rendering, but the event is still cool and rare.Scientists have watched a rare blast of light from a s...
12:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Creepy-cool: Bat mask
If you have to wear a mask (and you do), you might as well get ones that make a statement. Seeing how Halloween is coming up, this Bat Mask ($44) by spooky-stylish brand Mantrap should do the trick. A...
12:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Why CRT monitors were better
You could spend a grand or more for a 20-year-old widescreen 24" Sony Trinitron, still have to pay for adapters and shipping, and you'd still end up with a giant, heavy, clunky box on your desk. But i...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Fun mask PSA remakes 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' credits
Wear A Mask: MTM Edition is a loving shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but for the age of COVID-19.Who can turn the world on with her smile? Hard to say when th...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing A delightful folk-pop song about having sex with Cthulhu
@oneshotquesters REPOST: Sound was taken down and other accounts started posting my video . #dnd #dungeonsanddragons #osq #bard #cthulhu #comedy original sound – One Shot Questers Tik-tok i...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Goldman-Sachs says a 'Blue Wave' is the only way to save the economy
From Business Insider:Investors should sell the dollar, as chances grow for a decisive win by Democrat Joe Biden at next month's election and as progress continues towards an effective ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing G-man from 'Half-Life' does Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime"
If you have ever used Source Filmmaker on Steam, you will appreciate how much time and skill it took CoreyLaddo to recreate "Once in a Lifetime" using the mysterious G-man character from Half-Life. It...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing San Francisco songbirds changing their tune in pandemic
Thought this was interesting: In May, scientists studied the soundscapes and songs of the white-crowned sparrow, comparing it to data from May 2016. They discovered that these songbirds have changed t...
11:41 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Alan Moore on Covid, super heroes, Trump and Brexit
Famed comic writer/chaos magician/curmudgeon swore back in 2014 that he would not be doing any more interviews. But he made an exception in order to hype the release of his new film The Show, which pr...
11:35 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Leaf through this gorgeous pre-Columbian indigenous manuscript
The Codex Zouche-Nuttall is a 14th-century Mixtec illuminated manuscript created on 47 pieces of animal skin. It's one of the most important artifacts of indigenous Mesoamerican culture before th...
11:28 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch iconic concert film 'The Grateful Dead Movie'
The Grateful Dead Movie is not just a great concert film of the band's 1974 gigs at Winterland in San Francisco. It's also a watershed moment for Deadhead culture, as it documents the burgeoning commu...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Understand the process and tools of a DevOps engineer with this 12-course package
On its surface, DevOps seems like a simple idea. It's the place where product development syncs up with operations to hopefully coalesce into a finished piece of software that's been fully tested, vet...
01:41 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine trial halted for 'unexplained illness'
U.S. drug maker Johnson & Johnson on Monday said its advanced clinical trial of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine has been paused because of an unexplained illness in one of the study volunteers." ...
01:33 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Man in India who worshiped Trump dies of cardiac arrest after learning POTUS got COVID-19
A gentleman in India who worshipped Donald Trump like a god became so upset by the news that the impeached U.S. president contracted COVID-19, he went on an extended fast to pray for Trump's recovery....
01:16 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
BoingBoing Mostly mask-less crowd for Trump in Sanford, Florida, COVID POTUS rants and claims negative virus test
"I went through it now. They say I'm immune. I feel so powerful. I'll kiss the guys and the beautiful women. I'll just give you a big fat kiss." Donald Trump, October 13, 2020Folks, I regret to inform...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Remote learning memory techniques for kids
More likely than not, your kids are going to be doing a lot of learning from home this school year. What better time to have your children learn some super simply and effective memory techniques to he...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing These cool, yet creepy face masks can bring a little Halloween back to our COVID world
Not that the world isn't upsetting enough right now, but we've got some more bad news. As we head through October, the sad truth is that in many places around the U.S., Halloween is effectively cancel...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Download a Free Ringtone of "Donald Trump's Covid Cough"
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week...
06:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing This guy cut open some Carhartt boots and was disappointed in what he found
Rose Anvil cut a Carthartt work boot down the middle to see what was inside. Even before cutting the boot open, he saw three red flags pointing to poor materials and construction. The interior reveale...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Grease splatter screen for frying pans
I used my grease splatter screen to fry meat and veggies. The food sizzles and pops, but the screen keeps my shirt, range, and countertop splatter-free....
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Tourist returns artifacts she swiped at Pompeii in hopes of lifting "curse"
In 2005, a Canadian person only identified as Nicole was one of 2.5 million tourists who each year visit the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 CE by a volcanic eruption. Rath...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer for documentary about the United States' disastrous Covid-19 response
Totally Under Control, a documentary about the U.S.'s deadly mishandling of the Trump Virus, opens tomorrow:On January 20th, 2020 the US and South Korea both discovered their first cases of COVID-19. ...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Lemonade is a different kind of homeowners and renter's insurance. And they can prove it.
Modern technology should make our lives easier. And in many ways, it actually does. That's why it's all the more baffling these days when we face off against an institution or industry that should mov...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Space probe ejected a camera to take these selfies
China's Tianwen 1 space probe on its way to Mars ejected a small camera to grab selfies of the spacecraft. See below. The video above, captured by the probe, shows the camera tumbling off into the voi...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a dog play the shell game
This dog can smell a short-con a mile away....
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Trump is too inept and too unpopular to stage a coup, says NYT columnist
If the "corrupt incompetent who postures as a strongman on Twitter" tries to steal the election, he will fail, writes New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat:He lacks popularity and political sk...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Woman threatens to sue her neighbor for having a Biden sign on lawn
Trump supporter threatens to sue neighbors for having a Biden sign on their yard pic.twitter.com/7XmsxBd8M2— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) October 12, 2020This woman has little toleranc...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the real fruit ninja slice apples while juggling
David Rush, veteran Guinness record breaker, sliced through 40 thrown apples while juggling, besting the previous record of 36. Rush's neighbor Jonathan "Hollywood" Hannon shares in the record for his...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing A DIY coronavirus vaccine has biohackers questioning their entire approach
Josiah Zayner is a scientist, biohacker, and artist, perhaps most well known for trying to gene-edit himself with CRISPR on stage and broadcasting his own live fecal transplant. True to his roots as a...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing On a small Japanese island, an abandoned school has been converted into a cafe
Gogoshima is a tiny island in southern Japan. Sherry Y went there during the pandemic to visit an abandoned school that's been turned into a cafe....
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook bans holocaust denial
Zuckerberg, having given up on Trump, no longer needs to keep the far-right dog and pony show going on Facebook. Last week QAnon was banned, and now holocaust denial. Removing content that denies or d...
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Did I really just switch from Mac to Windows?
[This ran on Sunday in my weekly newsletter, The Magnet]I bought my first computer, an Apple ][e, in early 1985. I think the total price (including the monitor and external 5 " floppy disk drive) was ...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing "Our brain is better at remembering where to find brownies than cherry tomatoes."
Spatial memory is the cognitive process for remembering and recalling the location of objects in relation to yourself and other objects. Turns out, our spatial memory also evolved to more easily remem...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Taxidermy rabbit toaster
Jack Devaney's fully-functional rabbit toaster [reddit] is from 2018, but is viral today because our taste for horror is now completely insatiable. (Previously.)'There is no worse way to start a day t...
01:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing How not to cover up your political sign theft
Peter De Yager, a stalwart Republican and businessman in Iowa, wanted to make sure that no-one found out about him nicking someone's Joe Biden yard sign and paying a modest fine. So he embarked upon a...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing 30 years of Japanese metal from Ningen Isu
It's my new favorite jam, Ningen Isu ("The Human Chair"), a Japanese doom/heavy metal band of three lifelong friends from Aomori, Japan. The band's character-costumes are influenced by Kiss (their so...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing GPS sting reveals many Amazon Canada returns end up in trash
CBC News in Canada hid GPS trackers in immaculate-condition Amazon returns to see what happened to them. Welcome to the landfill.Many returns took a circuitous route, often covering several hundreds ...
01:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Industrial Pi
I'd just like to show you the glorious design of the Kunbus Revolution Pi [kunbus.com], which it markets as the "industrial Raspberry Pi" alongside a variety of modular add-ons. It is clearly not inte...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing "Little Bird" is a stunning cyberpunk graphic novel about indigenous people in a Canadian dystopia
Little Bird was a 2019 comic book miniseries written by filmmaker Darcy van Poelgeest, with stunning and surreal visual art by Ian Bertram. The basic setup of the story is familiar there's a dystopia...
12:50 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Black Versace executive stopped by police outside of Beverly Hills branch
Salehe Bembury, Versace's vice-president of men's footwear, was stopped and searched for "jaywalking" near the Italian fashion brand's branch in Beverly Hills. Footage of the encounter shows a cop che...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Never forget Christopher Columbus's linguistic crimes and horniness for manatees
Yes, it's quite odd that Americans continue to celebrate Christopher Columbus Day, revering a conquistador who never even set foot on the mainland North American continent as "The man who discovered A...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing This fun digital motion projector will have your home ready for Halloween and Christmas
The end of the year is a true holiday gauntlet for most Americans. We go right from Halloween into Thanksgiving into Christmas and Hanukkah. Now, we're not going to sit back and tee off on this genera...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Rona survives up to 28 days on surfaces: study
The SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes Covid can survive up to 28 days on banknotes and other surfaces, reports a team of researchers in Australia. The lengthy stays were under dark lab conditions, and the ...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Guitar hacking with Eddie Van Halen
In this reprinted piece from Popular Mechanics, 2015, the late, great Eddie Van Halen talks about how he modified his early guitars and amps to help create the unique guitar sounds for which he became...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Fauci says quote in Trump campaign ad is misleading
A Trump campaign ad includes a clip of Dr. Anthony Fauci saying "can't imagine that anybody could be doing more", giving the impression the president could not have done a better job. Fauci said this ...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Poke and prod famous paintings with this playful installation by Neil Mendoza
LA artist Neil Mendoza's work is known for exploring both the playful and absurd. His latest, made for The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, is no exception. Truly a wonderful thing.Mechanical Masterpi...
11:59 am GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Read Amy Coney Barrett's opening statement ahead of her Supreme Court nomination
Despite hypocrisy, coronavirus regulations, and the absence of several GOP Senators who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the US Senate is moving ahead with the process to install Amy Coney Barrett o...
11:56 am GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing The super-swanky mod world of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's "Supermarionation"
We've talked here on Boing Boing before about how inspirational the various "supermarionation" puppet TV shows of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson were to generations of dreamers and future creative types gr...
02:15 am GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
BoingBoing Protect your home with these 20 home security deals on sale for an extra 20% off
The aftermath of a scarring incident is no time to realize you need to be taking home security more seriously. While 10.10 Shopping Day is the start of the holiday buying season, it isn't all about vi...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 11, 2020
BoingBoing Stay protected with these VPN, cloud storage, and password manager deals on sale for an extra 20% off
Sure, the 10.10 Shopping Day is intended to get you started buying for all your holiday gift-giving needs, but there's no reason it can't also include some much needed personal protection as well, rig...
05:32 pm GMT - Sun, October 11, 2020
BoingBoing Fun socks: the heel is a baby bump
These socks of nekkid ladies where the heel is the pregnant belly are so clever and cute! Available in a variety of skin tones and hair colors at Paris kitsch brand Coucou Suzette (15.00/pair).Amy Sed...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 11, 2020
BoingBoing Here are 30 amazing items for under $30 that you'll actually use every day
Around the big 10.10 Shopping Day festivities, you're going to see offers for all kinds of cool $200, $300, even $500 items that you'd love to own. Of course, you would. They're cool items. But t...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, October 11, 2020
BoingBoing Save an additional 20% off these masks perfect for everyday use
It's been six months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. And we're just gonna put this out there…it might be time to change up your mask game.Look, we realize most of us aren't focused on ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
BoingBoing All these Funko Pops collectibles are on sale right now
If you've never heard of Funko Popswell, you need to get out more. Over the past 10 years, Funko has swept into the world of collectibles and taken over the place, all thanks to their ultra-cute, ultr...
04:22 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
BoingBoing Attendees at Trump's Pos Party have to sign contract agreeing they might get Covid there
NBC News correspondent Kelly O' Donnell posted the waiver that attendees to Trump's forthcoming events have to agree to. It absolves Trump's campaign of responsibility if you get Covid at them, a like...
01:42 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
BoingBoing Reversed air dancer
The dancing ability of roadside air dancers improves markedly when the footage is reversed. [via] Essential reference material follows....
01:20 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
BoingBoing Cops fired and charged after beating animals to death
Officers Addison Cox and Mike Rolerson were fired from the police department in Rockland, Maine, after "beating porcupines to death," reports The Courier Gazette.Another officer told the investigators...
12:36 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the first trailer for the WALKING DEAD creator's new animated superhero show
Amazon just released the first trailer for its upcoming animated adaptation of the superhero comic book Invincible:From The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and based on the Skybound/Image comic o...
12:30 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
BoingBoing Here are 20 amazing offers for 10.10 Day that are on sale for an extra 20 percent off
About a decade ago, e-commerce giant Alibaba supercharged an entire day on the Chinese calendar. November 11 became known as Singles Day, a celebration of being single, back in the 90s, but when Aliba...
12:27 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
BoingBoing Catholic Priest arrested after filming sex tape on altar with dominatrices
According to police reports described on Nola.com, a random person was walking past the Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Pearl River, Louisiana on the evening of September 30 when he not...
02:10 am GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
BoingBoing Get this bundle of masterclasses on web development for just $35
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, America's workforce has radically changed and likely, for good. Now, almost 40 percent of Americans, almost 59 million workers, are freelancers. And they ar...
11:36 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Lukas and Willie Nelson performing "Watching the Wheels" for John Lennon's birthday
Today is John Lennon's birthday (Oct 9, 1940). To celebrate, Lukas Wilson, his dad Willie, and Lukas' band, Promise of the Real, perform Lennon's 1981 track, "Watching the Wheels," from Double Fantasy...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing This 8-in-1 cooling pillow might be the most tricked-out pillow you've ever seen
It's hard not to crack a smile when you see a pillow marketed as an 8-in-1 technological marvel. It's…you know, a pillow.  Does it come with an LED reading light or a corkscrew attachment? ...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Moleskine's new studio collection offers the same great notebooks with gorgeous new covers
When I'm working on a new creative writing project be it a novel, or a play, or an album, or anything else I like to do my first drafts by hand in a notebook. Sure, my handwriting is utter shite, bu...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Meet Mr. Delicious, the weirdest fast-food spokesperson ever
In 1992 the Rax fast-food franchise launched an advertising campaign featuring a creepy character by the name of Mr. Delicious (aka Mr. D). Imagine a repressed, perverted version of the Jack-in-the-Bo...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing White House spokesman refuses to answer the question "When was Trump's last negative Covid-19 test?"
MSNBC's Hallie Jackson tried six times to get White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern to tell her when Trump last has a negative Covid-19 test, and every time Morgenstern wriggled out of ...
04:37 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing
Blockchains are less buzzworthy than they were a couple of years ago, and for good reason — the price you pay for a blockchain's immutability compared to the price of a database plus human overs...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Stimulating the tongue with electricity reduces tinnitus
A Dublin-based biotech company developed a device that reduces the severity of tinnitus by applying an electrical current to the patient's tongue. Neuromod Devices' simulator includes a set of headpho...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Medieval paintings of animals that look nothing like real animals because the artist had never seen them
A thread of medieval paintings of animals that look nothing like real animals because the artist had never seen them. Starting with – The Oyster pic.twitter.com/gzUIGs96AP— Daniel Holland ...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing O.J. Simpson's violence and a plot to destroy the Royal Family in this week's dubious tabloids
Old news, nonsensical news, and non-news - this weeks tabloids have it all....
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing The second-worst fast-food commercial in history
As a 21st-century immigrant to the U.S., I had never heard of Rax, a fast-food chain (with similar offerings to Arbys) that had more than 500 restaurants in the 1980s. It has eight now. Even so, I cou...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Steve Steinberg, hacker, writer, friend (1970-2020)
Steve Steinberghacker, writer, father, and my dear frienddied yesterday. He was 50 years old. Several weeks ago, Steve had a terrible accident while riding the e-bike that he built himself. He suffere...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Lovely animated rendition of the poem "Jabberwocky"
Lewis Carroll's famed nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" from Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There gets an appropriately bizarre animation courtesy of Sjaad Rood. Narrated by Jack Cutmore-Sc...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. Senator posts "Generic tweet for after the debate"
You might remember Sen. Kelly Loeffler among those who profited from early, non-public coronavirus briefings by ditching stock in companies likely to be harmed by the pandemic. After this weeks' vee...
01:59 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Epic flute cover of 'The Simpsons' theme
Ariana Flute does terrific covers of popular songs, like her energetic version of the theme from The Simpsons. Below, she does the guitar solo from "...
01:48 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Maker shows off his newest homemade aluminum prosthetic hand
After a lot of trial and error Ian Davis shows off his latest prosthesis. He has been learning a lot throughout the process. For instance, the index and pinkie finger joints fail more quickly because ...
01:48 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Nvidia has a plan to use AI to deepfake your face to look the right way on video calls
Graphics processing company NVIDIA has announced a new product, Maxine, which is supposed to help with video calls. In addition to some general compression that should reduce bandwidth for everyone, t...
01:42 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Huge Pew poll puts Biden ahead by double digits and it's the best news Trump's had in days
A large-sample poll from respected pollster Pew Research shows Joe Biden trouncing Donald Trump by more than 10 points. But this is a relatively slim lead compared to other recent polls, says the New ...
01:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing This wrist rest might just be the secret to kicking carpal tunnel syndrome once and for all
While the computer and everything it's brought to the world is truly miraculous, there's no getting around the fact that technological advancement has played all kinds of havoc with the human body. Wh...
12:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing 5 year-old-boy obsessed with Kraftwerk, says parent
Posting on Reddit, vinylemulator reports that their 5 year-old son will listen only to Kraftwerk, and that listening to Kraftwerk is now absolutely mandatory at all times."I thought it would be fun on...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Toshl Finance puts all your household budgeting right in the palm of your hand
Only 41 percent of Americans keep a budget. I guess we can assume that means the remaining 59 percent are just sorta winging it each month when it comes to expenses. While that method undoubtedly work...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
BoingBoing Pabst Blue Ribbon launches cannabis seltzer
Only in California: Pabst Blue Ribbon Original Cannabis-Infused Seltzer. Fortunately, it is free of alcohol, which is reported to have psychoactive effects. From NPR:The new seltzer is non-alcoholic, ...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing House fly wins vice presidential debate
It was the fly that captured the hearts of a nation. And sent tittering meme engines into overdrive.It only took seconds into a fly landing on the snow white helmet that VP Mike Pence calls his hair f...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Foldable step stool
I bought this foldable step stool in January and we use it a few times a week to get out of reach stuff in the kitchen. It's 11 inches high, and is only 1.5 inches thick when folded up. It has replace...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Trump pitches Regeneron in 90s style parody TV commercial
REGENERON! pic.twitter.com/x3PZt0onIr— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 8, 2020Saddled with a half-billion dollars in personal debt, hamburger pitchman and pro-wrestling impresario ...
08:03 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing GameThrill is offering 30 cool Steam games for less than $2 each
Gamers are always looking for something new. And while everybody gets excited about the massive new triple-A blockbuster releases, new doesn't always have to mean the consensus game of the moment at t...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's 'miracles coming down from God' rely on fetal tissue from abortions
The hypocrisy knows no bounds, but this is what we expect from Trump.Technology Review:This week, President Donald Trump extolled the cutting-edge coronavirus treatments he received as "miracles comin...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing 808303.studio a new free online music creation platform
A Guy Called Gerald teaches you how to create music using the free web-based 808303studio software synth.808303.studio is a new online music creation platform created by Yuri Suzuki and Roland, which ...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Artists sell paintings of medical bills to pay medical bills
Art-prank collective MSCHF made giant paintings of three individuals' huge medical bills and then sold the paintings to pay those bills. New York City gallery Otis bought the 6' tall artworks and are ...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing TED-Ed: "What causes panic attacks, and how can you prevent them?"
Cindy J. Aaronson explains what panic attacks are, how they are triggered, and how to treat them....
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Julie Nolke explains the pandemic to her past self, part 3
Julie Nolke says, "What would happen if I tried to explain what's happening now to the June 2020 version of myself?"Part 1 here: Part 2 here: ...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Group of creepy clowns scare citizens of Fargo, North Dakota
On Sunday in Fargo, North Dakota, Roxane Salonen was playing tennis at a public park with her teenage son when she noticed a group of four figures approaching the court. As they came closer, Salonen r...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer for Mank, about alcoholic Citizen Kane screenwriter
Great job on making this biopic look like it was shot in the 1930s.1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldma...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Trump poked at the Lincoln Project and was immediately blowtorched to a cinder
President Oompa Loompa thought he'd shut down Lincoln Project operative Steve Schmidt with one of his trademark insult tweets, but Schmidt's incendiary response obliterated Trump's steroid-enhanced gr...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Study finds that right-wing authoritarians aren't very funny
A new study published in Personality and Individual Differences found that while right-wing authoritarians have a hearty sense of humor for jokes that make fun of low-status and marginalized people, t...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Scene report: Skateboarding in Huntington Beach, 1975
Huntington Beach (aka Surf City) has been a hub of skateboard culture for almost 50 years. In the classic "Downhill Motion" documentary from 1975, watch pioneers like Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva of th...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Top medical journal: Get rid of Trump
Since the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine was founded in 1812, it has never endorsed a US presidential candidate. They didn't pick a candidate this election cycle either, but an essay by 3...
02:27 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a rocking performance by Marionette Freddie Mercury
Queen's Freddie Mercury the Marionette performs at Plaza Oriental, Madrid. The puppet was created by the talented artisans of Titeresy Marionetas....
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing These Luci solar-powered inflatable lights are perfect for both outdoor hangs and emergencies
If you're sitting in the backyard on a calm evening, a solar-powered light that flickers to life as the sun starts to set is helpful and convenient. But when you're outdoors camping or in the middle o...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Brooklyn pizza joint delivers "comforting words" for $1.00
If I lived anywhere near Brooklyn, I'd be ordering takeout from Vinnie's Pizzeria all the time. I just want their delivery person to look me right in the eyes and lie to my face for a dollar: "EVERYTH...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Bill Murray shares wisdom a few weeks after turning 70
Newly minted septuagenarian Bill Murray shares life advice, photos from his socially distanced birthday bash, and a couple of oddball trinkets from his home on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Murray stars in the ...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Color e-ink reader reviewed
What does The Verge make of the PocketBook Color, the first readily-available color e-ink reader? It's "the best screen yet," writes Sam Byford, but a bit too small and not so good for black and white...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Second presidential debate to be virtual; Trump says he won't turn up.
Following Donald Trump's Covid diagnosis, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has announced that his second face-off with Joe Biden would be virtual. Trump, however, says that he won't ...
12:38 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Covid-ridden Trump returning to the White House, done as the Hitler reacts meme
It's funny 'cause it's true. It's also just sad 'cause it's true.A source inside the Trump administration leaked a recording of POTUS meeting with White House officials and GOP members upon his scape ...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Kathryn Grody and Mandy Patinkin make the best campaign ad to encourage people to vote
Married actors Kathryn Grody and Mandy Patinkin have made the best Get Out the Vote ad of the campaign season, "Doom and Gloom." Watch until the end. It's humorous, honest, and might just inspire you ...
12:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Weird YouTube: Sneaker restoration videos
I've been doing research on antique tool and toy restoration videos. In my travels, I ran across a rather strange genre of restoration video: sneakers. On these channels, old beat-up, high-end sneaker...
12:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Doctors who treated Trump on mystery 2019 hospital visit signed non-disclosure agreements
NBC News reports that the medical professionals to attended to Donald Trump on his mystery 2019 trip to Walter Reed hospital were given nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) before they treated him. Two doc...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing SNL is now paying its live studio audience to get around COVID regulations
The New York Times reports:On Monday night, the state's health department confirmed that "S.N.L." had followed its reopening guidelines by "casting" members of the live audience for its season pr...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Early Voting info site tells you everything you need to know about getting your vote in before election day
EarlyVoting.com is a website with a simple, no-nonsense purpose: it tells you if you can vote early in your state, tells you how to get it done (including links to state voter registration sites), and...
11:44 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing British Virgin Islands announces plans to finally make company ownership information public
In late September 2020, Premier and Minister of Finance of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Andrew A. Fahie announced plans to establish a "publicly accessible register of beneficial ownership for com...
11:33 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Send scary clowns to deliver "Screaming Telegrams"
For $50, you can put a scary clown local, underemployed performer to work by sending a "Screaming Telegram" to the 18+ friend or foe of your choice. The service, provided by San Francisco-based Into t...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Man dressed as Hulk smash puny Trump star on puny Hollywood Walk of Fame
From the Los Angeles Times:President Donald Trump's embattled star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been damaged again this time by an angry green Avenger.The sidewalk star was defaced with a pickax...
11:23 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Now Baby Pandas are getting Gender Reveal parties, too
From CNN:The Smithsonian's National Zoo revealed the cub's gender to zookeepers and fans alike with a color-coordinated painting made by the cub's father, a giant panda named Tian Tian.As if it wasn't...
02:59 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 45% on this fondue set that's perfect for fall and winter
With temperatures cooling and the winter months not too far off, it's time to think about what's next now that the grill has been stowed away until spring. With all its ooey, gooey, drippy goodne...
02:39 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Kamala Harris and Mike Pence face off in VP debate
Generally calm and conventional, this evening's veep debate was also civil and substantive, as far as the well-rehearsed talking points and the candidates' abbreviated bickering allowed. Plexiglass ba...
12:38 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
BoingBoing Short video about the fake Shibuya Scramble pedestrian crossing
Julian Domanski, the creative director of Ryu Tokyo emailed me and said, "After seeing yourrecent articleabout the Scramble Crossing Studio in Ashikaga, I thought your audience might be interesting in...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Donate to a great cause while also getting a chance to win a Tesla Model 3
A few weeks ago, we told you about what is undoubtedly the coolest giveaway in Boing Boing Store history a $40,000 Tesla Model 3. And all you have to do is fill out an entry form.Needless to say a $4...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Dark Shadows' 12 major storylines
You've likely heard adults of a certain age nostalgically talking about rushing home every day from school in the 1960s/70s to watch Dark Shadows. I was one of them. If the timing was perfect, I could...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Profiles in Courage: Donald J. Trump, Superspreader
The two Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, are now available. Information about the books, including how to order, and special off...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Adjustable thickness rolling pin for perfect crusts and pasta
I bought this adjustable thickness rolling pin for my mother a few years ago and she told me it is excellent. I bought one for our home, too. It's a long wooden rolling pin with removable discs of dif...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Review: Star Wars Squadrons with a VR headset and full HOTAS is a thing of dreams
Star Wars Squadrons, the latest Star Wars space combat flight simulator is here and almost everything I have ever wanted in a video game or a career.Months ago, early in the pandemic, one of my BFFs c...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing There's a word for senior men who pass the time watching construction sites
From Wikipedia: "Umarell… is a folk term inBolognareferring specifically to men of retirement age who pass the time watching construction sites, especially roadworks stereotypically with hands ...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing This 3-in-1 jumpstarter, power bank and car vac is essential carry for your vehicle
Roadside emergencies aren't just an inconvenience. Many times, they can also be scary or even downright dangerous. And chances are, you are absolutely not ready for one.It turns out that about two-thi...
04:39 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Putin and Kim Jong-un deepfakes used in political ads
These political ads from the anti-corruption organization RepresentUs aren't meant to fool anyone into thinking they actually feature Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, but they look pretty good....
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing In 1963 Goodyear introduced illuminated tires
In 1963 Goodyear presented tires made from urethane, the same material used to make skateboard wheels. According to History Garage, the tires were also illuminated with "18 tiny bulbs the driver could...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Charlotte Leslie sings 'Les Filles C'est Fait'
Always glad when this pops up in my rotation.Wilson Pickett too....
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing "I was prescribed Trump's steroid. It made me feel invincible"
After being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013, Nashville singer/songwriter Andrew Leahey was prescribed dexamethasone, the steroid that Trump received as part of his treatment for COVID-19. Accordi...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Brawl on plane erupts after man refuses to wear a facemask
View this post on Instagram This happened on my flight earlier today. Allegiant flight from Mesa-Phoenix to Provo, UT. I will be posting the story and what happened next! A post sha...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook bans QAnon
Facebook has announced a complete ban on QAnon groups and accounts on its platform, a "significant escalation" after weeks of foot-dragging on the subject.In a statement released on Tuesday, Facebook ...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: the peregrine falcons of UC Berkeley, a love story
Grinnell and Annie are peregrine falcons that live atop a 300-foot clock tower on the UC Berkeley campus. "It's serendipity that cities mimic what peregrines need and are looking for in a habitat," sa...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Werner Herzog's answer to how many languages he can speak turns dark
In which Werner Herzog gives the an incredible answer when asked how many languages he speaks pic.twitter.com/BOdUwiImi8— Samas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) October 7, 2020Interviewer: "How ma...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Kiddie board games imagined as horror flicks
By his own admission, Nashville merchandise designer Justin Bryant loves scary movies. So, with this six-poster series, he's imagined innocent kids' board games like Hungry Hippos, Cooties, and Mouse ...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Ruined: "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash gets a disco remix
Even if you hate the outcome, you have to appreciate the work that goes into There I Ruined It's mashup videos. Here we have Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" reimagined as a disco tune. It ain't ri...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing New Trump campaign ad explicitly stands up for conspiracy theorists
According to Daily Beast, this ad ran online from Sept. 29 and 30, warning that a Biden presidency might mean that cancel culture will come down on the poor, innocent conspiracy theorists. It's like t...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing James Corden sings 'Maybe I'm Immune'
I have not watched late night talkshow tv since Letterman on NBC, but sometimes we get gems. ...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Karting loser throws bumper at opponent, quits sport
Karting driver Luca Corberi, 23, crashed his kart at a race in Lonato, Italy, on Sunday. Rather than head back to the stands and put his feet up for the rest of the event, he grabbed his vehicle's det...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Austin Library employee accused of stealing more than $1 million worth of printer toner
A former accounting associate at Austin Public Library allegedly stole $1.3 million in printer toner from work and set up a business selling it from his garage. He also allegedly used a library credit...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing When newly-minted Nobel Prize winner Roger Penrose riffed on very weird physics with Joe Rogan (2018)
Yesterday, Oxford University mathematician Roger Penrose was awarded a Nobel Prize for proving that black holes could exist. In the December 16, 2018 episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Penrose riffe...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Buffalo Bill's home from Silence of the Lambs is up for sale
Unfortunately there's no well in the cellar, but this Princess Anne Victorian in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania is an idyllic place for it to rub the lotion on its skin. The house where Jame Gumb, aka Buff...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Cornell English Department votes to change name to "Department of Literatures In English"
According to an article on Brittle Paper written by Mkoma wa Ngg and Carole Boyce Davies both professors at Cornell University 75 percent of the the university faculty voted this week in favor of ch...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch CNN reporter Joe Johns battle raccoons while trying to film segment
Oh my god. @joejohnscnn telling a raccoon to get lost is giving me life. pic.twitter.com/Pa8GsUD4sZ— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) October 7, 2020On Twitter, CNN's Donie O'Sullivan posted this...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Be a sexy mail-in ballot for Halloween
There's a joke in here somewhere. Stuffing a ballot box? Oh wait, no, never mind. This is a mail-in ballot. I got nothing. Besides, that's just crude. Instead, let this "sexy" costume remind you to vo...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna win Nobel chemistry prize for CRISPR research
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on CRISPR, a method for editing genes.They discovered one of gene technology's sharpest tools: the CRISPR/...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing NYPD officials threaten discipline and consequences if officers don't wear masks
The New York Times reports:New York City police officials instructed all officers to wear masks in public or risk discipline, as the department faces mounting criticism over officers' failure to compl...
01:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Hackers could lock your junk in this web-connected chastity cage
Example #69 of why the Internet of Shit is a bad idea: Penetration testers found that the Cellmate brand chastity cage can be remotely hacked and permanently locked onto the wearer, requiring a potent...
01:03 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing B-sides that were more popular than their A-sides
Sometimes a B-side becomes an unexpected hit that surpasses the A-side. Here are some classic examples. B-sides were typically considered throwaways, but the bigger question is: would they have become...
01:03 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Spinal Tap to reunite for Democratic fundraiser, turn the 2020 Election up to 11
Spin Magazine reports that original This Is Spinal Tap writers and cast members Christopher Guest, Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer, and Michael McKean will reunite for a special online fundraiser for the De...
12:08 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing In the Hall of the Mountain Swing
Exactly as the headline promises: Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King set to a 6/8 beat. Jasperiscool uploaded it to YouTube: "I do compose for orchestra. This is not one of those pieces. ...
11:49 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing What is "copanganda," and how did these shows emerge?
Entertainment is getting reassessed in terms of copaganda, or how uncritically shows portray policing, as part of 2020's racial reckoning over police brutality and misconduct. YouTuber Skip Intro has ...
11:48 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Eddie Van Halen once filed a patent for a "musical instrument support" with some awesome artwork
The late guitar god Eddie Van Halen was a man of many talents, most of which involved rock n' roll. In addition to all of his great finger-tapping guitar solos, Eddie also filed a patent in 1985 for a...
11:47 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Justices Thomas and Alito, petty culture warriors
The new Supreme Court term the first without Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg began on Monday, October 5. And one of the first things they did was refuse to hear an appeal from the infamously homophobic ...
02:56 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Steroid COVID Trump is on a rampage tweetstorm (again)
Donald Trump is tweeting and retweeting dozens of weird tweets tonight, 42 or more by my count in less than two hours, and dozens more throughout the day. Yes, Dexamethasone's Midnight Tweeters are at...
02:43 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Who has COVID-19 in Trump White House? Stephen Miller, 'A Valet,' many more
Stephen Miller is among the latest high-profile Republicans and Trump White House staff to test positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It's hard to keep track of the White House outbreak, ...
02:40 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Teach your dog how to use the doorbell with this innovative gadget
If you've ever repainted your door, sanded out gouges in wood, fixed a screen or spent time trying to repair the damage your insistent dog inflicted while trying to get your attention and get back in ...
02:25 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
BoingBoing Johnny Nash ("I Can See Clearly Now") has died, singer-songwriter was 80
Singer-songwriter Johnny Nash, best remembered for his 1972 million-selling hit "I Can See Clearly Now," has died, his son says. The actor and producer was 80. Nash died of natural causes at home in h...
09:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Sneak peek at Adobe Illustrator's upcoming Recolor Artwork feature
I've been using Adobe Illustrator to create art for close to 30 years. (Here are some early examples of my Illustrator work.) Here's an upcoming feature called Recolor Artwork that looks really cool! ...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020)
The great Eddie Van Halen died today at age 65. From the NY Times:Mr. Van Halen's son, Wolfgang, said in a statement that his father had "lost his long and arduous battle with cancer."Mr. Va...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Move over, VPNs IzzBie lets you access your home or office networks from anywhere safely.
Over the past decade, VPN providers have become one of the primary means of online protection, shrouding a user's IP address and all their information to make them virtually invisible to cybercriminal...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Sakura pen and brush pen set
My daughters have been using Sakura pens and I ended up getting a set for myself. I bought the 8-piece set that includes a brush pen (so you can vary the line width) and a graphic pen (for thick lines...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing James Randi demagnetizes gentleman
Professional skeptic James Randi demonstrates his new powder (called tal-kom) that demagnetizes a magnetic man....
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing This malfunctioning dental school robot is terrifying
This malfunctioning dental school robot is quite possibly one of the scariest things I've ever seen. pic.twitter.com/dLh9Wx3yds— Daniel Holland (@DannyDutch) October 6, 2020Nightmare fuel....
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing This Texas teen has the world's longest legs on a female
Maci Currin, 17, of Cedar Park, Texas, has been certified by Guinness World Records as having the longest legs on a woman and the longest legs on a teenager. One leg measures 135.267 cm (53.255 in) an...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Official Code of Georgia Annotated now a Github Repo
Our favorite rogue archivist Carl Malamud says:I'm writing to you today with good news! We've transformed the Official Code of Georgia Annotated into beautiful HTML and put it on a github repo. Some o...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing The "Happy Days" intro recreated using only stock footage
UK editor Matthew Highton finds stock footage to recreate the openings of TV shows and it's my new favorite thing (it literally made me laugh out loud). Take a moment to watch the Happy Day...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Gloria Estefan Conga (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli)
Leo Moracchioli is the hero I need right now....
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing What it is like to run a vending machine business
The Hustle interviewed over 20 vending machine operators to learn about the ins and outs of the business. On average, one vending machine brings in $309. but don't forget the operating costs:General l...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing The SNL/Shatner 'Get A Life' video
I pay more attention to the movies. ...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Austin public library employee accused of stealing at least $1.5 million in printer toner
An Austin Public Library employee is accused of using a library credit card to fraudulently buy at least 1.5 million dollars worth of printer toner and selling it online, reports KENS 5:The investigat...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing 3 Ways Email Validation API Can Help Marketers
Boing Boing welcomes Whois xml api as a sponsor.Are your emails reaching their intended audiences? If not, you may only be wasting money with your email marketing efforts. Tools such as emailverificat...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing This is the "media diet" of 99% Invisible's Roman Mars
One of my favorite newsletters is "why is this interesting?" On Mondays, the newsletter interviews an interesting person about the media they consume. This week's guest is Roman Mars, host and produce...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Puppy does not steal that pillow
Electra is a very good dog.https://www.instagram.com/p/CGAdCQAHJVX/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Massive "grandmother" great white shark tagged in northwest Atlantic
US shark researchers tagged the largest great white shark they've ever encountered in the northwest Atlantic. The shark, named Nukumi after the Mi'kmaq word for "grandmother," is more than 16 feet lon...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch these tiny bugs jump
"Psyllids are more than plant-sucking, disease-spreading insects." How's that for a glowing testimonial?In his video by Dr. Adrian Smith of the Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Research Lab at the ...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Venice flood barrier system keeps city streets dry
A flood barrier system in Venice, Italy has proven successful in keeping high tide water out of the streets. The system has been 17 years in the making at a cost of $7B+. CNN:Saturday was the first ac...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to do 'Thought-Based MIND SURGERY' with this 1985 self-help cassette
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone – Welcome back to the show. Th...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Man makes puzzles for Cockatoo to solve
The person who runs the Maker's Muse YouTube channel lives in Australia and he has befriended a wild sulfur-crested cockatoo who comes over for a snack of sunflower seeds. In this video, Maker's Muse ...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Bionic leg goes open source
As progress continues on the hardware behind bionic prosthetics, the need for robust and safe control systems increases. The challenge is that the researchers working on these systems often are limite...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Claudia Conway sneaks video of her mom Kellyanne cursing at her
explain this then pic.twitter.com/sXAUbPX6zf— hypocrite (@outtomykonos) October 6, 2020What a fun way to start the day. Kellyanne's 15-year-old daughter gives us a sneak peek at home life in the...
02:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Famed lexicographer's new book "Word Perfect" released with a ton of typos
UK lexicographer and etymologist Susie Dent, known for her regular appearances on the Channel 4 game show Countdown, has a new book just out, titled Word Perfect. Unfortunately, Dent, the Honorary Vic...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing "White House Gift Shop" announces "Trump Defeats COVID" commemorative coin
The White House Gift Shopwhich is not associated with the actual White House or the US federal governmentis accepting pre-orders for their "Trump Defeats COVID" commemorative coin. This is the same ou...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing This IT training in AWS, Cisco, CompTIA can help you launch a new career
The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic hit many industries hard. But after some setbacks over the early summer months, businesses are starting to bounce back and resume hiring for key roles, in...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Texas cop charged with murder of Jonathan Price
Jonathan Price (left) tried to separate a fighting couple outside a gas station in Wolfe City, Texas on Saturday. Local cop Sean David Lucas (right) arrived on the scene and executed him on the spot. ...
01:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Cell tower camera captures Beachie Creek fire up-close
Footage from a communications tower near Detroit, Oregon, shows the Beachie Creek fire up-close and up-high. It takes two minutes for the fire to close in and about 15 seconds for the camera housing t...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing There's a park in New Zealand dedicated to Riff Raff from ROCKY HORROR
A friend of mine in New Zealand recently posted a photo from his trip to the fine town of Hamilton. In 2006, the Waikato Museum of Art and History unveiled a bronze statue dedicated to Richard O'Brien...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch World Science Festival's psychedelics panel
World Science Festival held a 90-minute panel titled Revealing the Mind: The Promise of Psychedelics. It's a great survey of where things stand in research after nearly half a century of prohibition. ...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing In 1914, a series of horrific murders unfolded at Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin estate
By 1914 Frank Lloyd Wright had become one of America's most influential architects. But that August a violent tragedy unfolded at his Midwestern residence and studio. In this week's episode of the Fut...
12:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing John McAfee arrested and charged with tax evasion
John McAfee, the one-time antivirus mogul now as famous for shenanigans abroad, was arrested and charged with tax evasion [via BBS].Prosecutors say he failed to file tax returns for four years, despit...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing One brave hero biked 69 miles a day to get from PooPoo Point to PeePee Creek
Twitter user @rubydrummr decide to undertake a perilous journey this summer, travelling 69 miles a day for 36 days in order to reach PeePee Creek in Washington state from PooPoo Point in Ohio.Mental F...
12:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Dune and The Batman each delayed for a year
Denis Villeneuve's Dune movie was to be released this Christmas in theaters, but will now be delayed until October 2021. They spent too much money on it to risk a TV release and the pandemic is likely...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Realistic Lemmy face masks
What would Lemmy have done? Wear a mask in a pandemic, we'd hope. Over at the official Motrhead shop, they're selling a three pack of cotton Lemmy-inspired face masks ($20). Get'em while they're hot.C...
11:57 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trump wheezes on White House balcony during "Mussolini moment"
Trump returned to the White House late monday after treatment at Water Reed hospital for Covid, but his effort to project strength didn't quite go as planned. After whipping off his facemask on the ba...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing In sweet film "Toni with an i," a teen nerd is a secret YouTube star
"toni_with_an_i" is a lovely little film is about finding community online, even when online haters try to troll and shame.Thirteen-year-old Toni is an oddball having a tough time at her school. In th...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this track star make a 61-inch vertical jump
Ray Wells, Jr. seems to defy gravity as he clears five hurdles, the last of which is 155 cm. That is a lot of fast-twitch muscle fiber, and about three times the average vertical leap of someone his a...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing IKEA-run secondhand store opening in Sweden
With plans to be fully circular by 2030, IKEA has opened its first secondhand store in Sweden. It will sell refurbished furniture and home goods. The Local Sweden: The store will open in the world's f...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Mick Fleetwood recreates viral "Dreams" video of guy on longboard swigging cran-razz juice
@mickfleetwood @420doggface208 had it right. Dreams and Cranberry just hits different. #Dreams #CranberryDreams #FleetwoodMac Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac Last week, "st...
11:27 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Peter Thiel's dystopian cyberpunk business Palantir bombed its Initial Public Offering
When you search for "Palantir" on Google, the search engine prompts with a few people related search options. The Top 2 being: "What does Palantir do?" and "Why is Palantir evil?" And I think that pre...
11:26 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trippy zoetropic vinyl disk animates song's lyrics
Via Spartan Records, "The debut album from Reader 'Engrams' comes out everywhere on August 16th. Pre-order the album on the super limited zoetropic picture disc. Only 100 copies are being made and all...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
BoingBoing Understand how to gain more followers and go viral on TikTok with this training
Say what you will about its origins or its content, but there's an inescapable fact about TikTok: it has become a social media success of galactic proportions.In just three short years, it's amassed 8...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Unpack your adjectives
An old favorite. The scary bear never gets less scary. ...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Ramona Fradon, age 94, drew a great Wonder Woman comic
A little bit of living history from Ramona Fradon, 94 years old and still killing it. pic.twitter.com/hYeXWjiA0L— Rob Wieland Is Red 5 Standing By (He/Him) (@robowieland) October 4, 2020Silver a...
06:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing 1960s Soviet tear-off calendars are a treasure trove of graphic design
In the latest issue of my newsletter, The Magnet (subscribe here!) I took a closer look at my grandmother's 1960s Soviet tear-off calendars. They are loaded with great line illustrations!...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Highly-detailed post-apocalyptic abandoned gas station diorama
Maybe it's just me, but I found this 41-minute video (and the two 30-minute videos below) to be absolutely mesmerizing. German model-maker, Jana Hoffmann, builds an old Rt. 66 gas station, post-apocal...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Vanity Fair: Trump's children wish he would stop manic-tweeting
Citing anonymous inside sources, Vanity Fair's Gabriel Shermans says Trump's offspring are upset about his bizarre all-caps tweetstorm from earlier this morning. But they disagree on the wisdom of his...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Excellent, cheap monitor stand
The AmazonBasics Metal Monitor Stand was just what I needed to give my monitor a 4.25 inch boost. My laptop fits under the monitor, too, freeing up desk space....
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Why beater cars are superior
Please read Mr. Homegrown's delightful rant in its entirety. Here's an excerpt:Here's the other big secret: since all cars are the same so you might as well own a crappy beater. Allow me to break down...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this infamously awful cartoon from 1943
Whimsical Crank of r/ObscureMedia says: "Allow me to share one of the WORST cartoons during the Golden Age of Animation, by none other than Columbia's Screen Gems: Mass Mouse Meeting (1943)"From YouTu...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Here are the 17 Republicans who refused to condemn QAnon in a House vote
The House voted on a bill Friday "Condemning QAnon and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes." It passed overwhelmingly, 371 to 18. The 18 members voting not to condemn QAnon included the usua...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Gay men took over proudboys on Twitter
Gay men have taken over the #proudboys hashtag on Twitter. Pure genius. From CNN:Matt Dechaine, one of the men who pitched in with photos of himself and his husband in efforts to overtake the hashtag,...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing This operating system skin for Raspberry Pi looks like Mac OSX
In this video, ETA Prime shows you how to set up a Raspberry Pi with the ApplePiOS BigSur Edition....
03:52 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing "Tsunami from Heaven," astounding time-lapse video of a cloudburst
Nature photographer Peter Maier captured this magnificent time-lapse video of a downburst over LakeMillstatt in Carinthia, Austria. Maier called it a "Tsunami from Heaven."(Posted by Tamsin_Bailey in ...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing After weeks-long "cancellation", COPS resumed filming in September
The long-running police reality TV show COPS was supposedly cancelled in June after the murder of George Floyd and subsequent protests. But production resumed weeks later, reports WGHP TV, and more ep...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Two pound lock picked in two seconds
This solid-looking, bulky, 2 lb lock looks impressive, "but the truth is a child could probably be taught to open this in just a few minutes," says the LockPickingLawyer....
03:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Enter Roq La Rue's Halloween Online Costume Contest!
Seattle's iconic Roq La Rue art gallery is holding a Halloween Online Costume Contest. Get freaky! There are cash prizes and the esteemed panel of judges include artists artistsMark Ryden and Marion P...
03:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Supreme Court turns away homophobic county clerk, but two justices whine about gay marriage
Kim Davis, the county clerk who was briefly jailed for contempt of court and ultimately lost her job for refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, will not get her case heard in the lan...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing These sparking wheels were hours of fun
These have probably been deemed too dangerous for kids, but back in the day a sparking wheel was all the entertainment we needed. The sound and the feel were just as delightful as the colorful sparks ...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing The quietest dishwasher
A sticker on this appliance boasts that it is the "QUIETEST DISHWASHER" in the Frigidaire gallery.Barely a whisper....
02:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Art student dumped 32 tons of carrots outside university. It was art.
Last week, Rafael Prez Evans, an MFA candidate at London's esteemed Goldsmiths University, hired a truck to dump 32 tons of carrots outside the school. Some people thought it was a prank but apparentl...
02:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Flight Sim daredevil successfully lands plane in weird chasm
On Friday, Pesco introduced you to the weird, 300m-deep chasm with a runway at the bottom found in Microsoft Flight Sim 2020, deemed even more disturbing than the creepy mystery skyscraper looming ove...
02:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing A darker, 3-hour version of "Batman Forever" exists
Batman Forever holds a special place in my heart, both because of and despite its 90s neon camp. The soundtrack introduced me to Sunny Day Real Estate, the Flaming Lips, PJ Harvey, and other great art...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: "Missed Connections: 'Was that your limb? w4m'"
"Missed Connections: 'Was that your limb? – w4m'" is a wonderful animated short by Patrick Dias with narration taken from a purportedly real Craigslist Missed Connections posting but recontextua...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing The one and only 'Sanford and Son' truck still runs
Unlike many shows, the classic sitcom Sanford & Son only had one version of Fred Sanford's vintage 1952 Ford F-1 Pickup. Jordan takes viewers on a detailed tour, including all the places where the...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing UK government "lost" 16k Covid cases because it used Excel to track them but doesn't know how to Excel
The UK government reportedly lost some 16,000 covid cases beause the Excel spreadsheet it's been using for track 'n' trace ran out of space. Public Health England said 15,841 cases between 25 Septembe...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing A year of PlayStation Plus, VPN Unlimited, and vast game development training is all on sale for under $100
Now more than ever…gamers gotta game. If you thought your days dropping quarters into Donkey Kong in an arcade for logging hour after hour of Super Mario 64 on the P2 were the golden ages of vid...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing UFO sightings have increased more than 50 percent during the coronavirus pandemic
The Wall Street Journal reports (via MentalFloss) that UFO sightings are up 51 percent in 2020, compared to the same time period in 2019. This is particularly disconcerting, because you should all be ...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Dictionary searches for "Schadenfreude" were up 30,500% after Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis
According to a blogpost from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "Schadenfreude" was the most popular word look-up on October 2, following the news that both President Trump and the First Lady had been di...
01:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a bizarre Soviet animation short from the 60s
I discovered this on Twitter via Soviet Cartoons Out Of Context. I don't actually know what's happening but I assume it's a critique of capitalism?Here's what I learned by running this Hungarian Film ...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Chuck Tingle offers free downloads of his healthy, coronavirus-conscious surrealist gay sci-fi erotica eBooks
Chuck Tingle is a national treasure. In addition to being one of the most unrelentingly wholesome and positive online personalities, Mr. Tingle is also the Hugo Award-nominated author of such fine wor...
01:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing "Trump" embarks on roidy ALLCAPS Twitter rant to prove that he's not dead
The Twitter account @realDonaldTrump flooded the zone Monday morning, posting a stream of ALLCAPS ragetweets for the ages. While they will not endear him to anyone but his own supporters, they do sugg...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Biden soars in WSJ/NBC poll after Trump's disastrous debate
A key poll shows Joe Biden sharply increasing his lead after last week's debate with Donald Trump. In the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, taken after the showdown but before Trump's Covid diagnosis and ...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Grindr hack let anyone steal email login tokens
Security researcher Troy Hunt reports on a security flaw that let attackers change the email address of Grindr accounts. All you had to do was know the account's current email address and trigger a pa...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing In "Spice Frontier," a chef scours the galaxy for lost earth spices
This fun animated short by Jalil Sadool and Adam Meyer was created as a pitch piece for a series. Follow Kent and C-LA as they search for food flavorings thought lost to time:A century ago, Earth was...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Amid all the bad news, "Rising" shares a message of hope
It's easy to feel as if things are hopeless right now, but "Rising" reminds us of the connections we all share, as well as the power of taking difficult but necessary steps to change things. Via the d...
11:20 am GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing Mike Campau composites neon light trails into stock photos
MIchigan-based retoucher Mike Campau has done a third version in his series of dynamic images:I wanted to revisit my original "Motion in Air" series and give it a modern twist with vibrant pastels and...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
BoingBoing This highly-rated heated massage gun is a must for post-workout recoveries
For athletes, weekend warriors or just those who end up putting a noticeable physical toll on their body each day, heat is a reliable friend. You use ice to help any injuries or sharp pain of course, ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
BoingBoing No room for a garden? The VeggieGrow Garden in a Bag fits practically anywhere
For plenty of Americans, gardening isn't even really an option. Sure, they might enjoy the thought of growing vegetables or harvesting food from the ground. But…umm…where ya gonna do that?...
06:42 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
BoingBoing Playing the thousand oscillator MegaDrone
For the past few months, Sam of Look Mum No Computer, has been building a "megadrone," a super-synth made up of a thousand simple oscillator circuits. In this video, he tunes the thousand oscillators ...
06:42 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
BoingBoing Remarkable photos of Greek tunnel construction
Pygmalion Karatzas shared his "Unearthed" series of images showing construction of Metro tunnels in Athens and Thessaloniki. Via the photographer:Commissioned by Attiko Metro and the Hellenic Ministry...
01:41 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
BoingBoing White House photos of Trump "working" in hospital show him writing own name on blank piece of paper
Two photos released by the White House were said to show him working at Walter Reed hospital, where he went after being diagnosed with Covid. It was soon noted, however, that a) he was merely writing ...
01:23 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
BoingBoing Ethereal flowers suspended in translucent liquids
Dutch photographer Robert Peek has a new series of flower photos where they are are submerged in milky liquids of varying consistency. The result, as shown with the Kniphofia above, is something vague...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
BoingBoing When you buy one of these masks an N95 mask is donated to a frontline health worker
While masks are an ever-present feature today, the most-needed masks medical-grade N95 masks remain in shockingly and horrifyingly short supply from Washington D.C. to Chicago to St. Cloud, Minn., si...
12:14 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
BoingBoing Gorgeous infrared drone footage of nature
For Infrared Valley, Paolo Pettigiani added Kolarivision's infrared Chrome filter to his Mavic with remarkable effect:For this projects I used digital Infrared photography. This technique enables...
12:13 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
BoingBoing Here's a faster way to empty a bottle or jug
If you swirl a narrow-necked container to get the liquid inside moving in a vortex, the liquid will pour out much faster. The vortex allows air to flow in as liquid flows out, avoiding that inefficien...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
BoingBoing This in-depth Wix training will help you build your very own eCommerce store
When you look at which website builder service is powering the most websites around the world, the answer is Wix. And the worldwide web-building leader isn't just the engine running almost 4 million w...
08:17 pm GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
BoingBoing Marvin Gaye's singing isolated in "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
It's almost better without the instruments and background singers.Original:...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
BoingBoing The Moovy Bag is like having a mobile office on your back everywhere you go
We don't work at the office anymore. But someday, we might again. Or maybe we won't. Maybe we'll be working from cafes or buses or literally anywhere and everywhere we might travel. In that case, the ...
06:15 pm GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
BoingBoing California announces Snoopy license plates
I would have gone with quadruped Snoopy myself, but that's just me.From The Snoopy Plate:Snoopy is a proud Californian (from Santa Rosa to be precise) and he embodies the kind of life-long learning th...
06:10 pm GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
BoingBoing Enpass Password Manager keeps all your passwords shrouded in mystery from hackers
You probably think you're pretty clever. You've been rocking the same Gmail account login since your freshman year of college and it's still just as safe as the day you created the password.Hey, if "...
01:32 pm GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
BoingBoing The Book of Epiq People might be the most meaningful gift of the holiday season
Gift cards have become the tired cliche of gift-giving. They're what you get someone for their birthday or the holidays when you can't think of anything else. Your recipient smiles and is genuinely pl...
12:39 pm GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
BoingBoing Donald Trump, Jr. mocks Hunter Biden's struggle with addiction
One of the most powerful (read: possibly the only worthwhile) moments in the first Presidential Debate was Joe Biden's response to Donald Trump's efforts to smear his son, Hunter. After a few flailing...
12:39 pm GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
BoingBoing How big a vortex can LEGO motors generate?
The Brick Experiment Channel put a couple of LEGO motors through their paces to create various sized vortices in a clear bucket. When he supplements the contraption with a DC power supply, things get ...
11:45 am GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
BoingBoing Squee alert: A hummingbird feeds its teeny-tiny chicks
Oh my goodness, baby hummingbirds are so incredibly small and darling. I had no idea. EverythingBirds.com:How small is a baby hummingbird?…Their eggs are only about the size of a coffee bean, wh...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
BoingBoing Solus takes a totally unique approach to heating your room while saving you big money
When your dad used to grumble about how often the heater was running every winter, he'd probably say something about how he felt like he was paying to heat the whole neighborhood. He wasn't. But with ...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Trump hospitalized with Covid symptoms
Donald Trump, a day after announcing his Covid-19 diagnosis, is being taken to Walter Reed hospital suffering from symptoms of the disease. He was flown there on Marine One, generating spectacular liv...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing White House: Trump hospitalized, "will work from the hospital's presidential offices "
Donald Trump, a day after announcing his Covid-19 diagnosis, is being taken to Walter Reed hospital suffering from symptoms of the disease. Marine One is on the lawn, generating spectacular live foota...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Worm grunting lures worms from the soil with just a vibrating stick
Back in my day, if the bait shop wasn't an option, you could always get some fishing worms by going grunting with a notched stick. The pros take it to the next level:The Cadillac of prefab worm grunti...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing The Goat Mug is the coffee carrier that announces your true love for the java
The next time you order up your vanilla latte at your favorite coffee house, consider this the world manufactures half a trillion disposable cups every year. That's over 70 disposable cups for every ...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing The U.S. has a lot of laws around the possession and ownership of human skulls
Caitlin Doughty is a mortician and the author of the New York Times bestseller Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions From Tiny Mortals About Death. And it's from that very book that The Atlantic...
07:05 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Breonna Taylor grand jury testimony released
Grand jury testimony in the Breonna Taylor case was released today, following an extraordinary request from a juror who said the prosecutor misled the public about why none of the officers who killed ...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing DHS sent around an internal memo with talking points that were favorable to Kyle Rittenhouse
It was 37 years ago on August 25, 2020 when an underage teenager named Kyle Rittenhouse showed up at a protest with a rifle and killed some people. His legal case is still ongoing; and certainly, ther...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing More "Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy"
My friends in the music industry have produced another fantastic compilation of previously unreleased recordings by the likes of Pearl Jam, David Byrne, Yoko Ono, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sturgill Simpson, Ar...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a young Carl Sagan's first TV documentary, "The Violent Universe" (1969)
On April 11, 1969, the BBC aired "The Violent Universe," a science documentary starring the great Carl Sagan, then 34 years old. This was three months before the first moon landing and 11 years before...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Kitchen tongs that close with a little tab
I like these stainless steel tongs because you can lock them closed by pulling on a small metal tab. That makes them easy to store and put in a dishwasher....
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing President appointments: Pence already filling in for Trump
The White House is claiming that Trump's Covid-19 symptoms are "mild," and that could be true, but then it's curious that Vice President Pence has already stepped in to take over Trump's one scheduled...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Where does Biden stand on the science issues of our time
How would a Joe Biden win impact climate change, space exploration, COVID-19, scientific research priorities, and international research collaborations? For the prestigious journal Nature's news site,...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing During World War II Michelangelo's David was protected in a brick "beehive"
From Futility Closet:In January 1943, a brick "hive" was built around Michelangelo'sDavidto protect it from incendiary bombs.Two and a half years later, preservationist Deane Keller wrote to his wife,...
05:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Fantastic 500-song mashed-up megamix of 1980s pop jams
Legendary mashup pioneers The Hood Internet delivers the 1980s (actually 1979-1989). From their Soundcloud:We took fifty songs from each calendar year and distilled them into something new, then alter...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Check out the boomerang suspension on this truck
This Mercedes 6×6 truck was customized by a company in Brazil and renamed mamute (mammoth in Portuguese).From Core77:Spotted over atThe Drive: This Mercedes-Benz LG-1519 six-wheeler, modified by ...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Arborist takes a wild ride trimming 100-foot palm tree
This arborist goes for quite a ride after trimming the top of a palm tree reportedly in San Bernardino, California. (via Yahoo! News)As you can see in the older video below, palm tree trimmers are app...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Is it worth buying an inexpensive burr coffee grinder?
I have a Capresso burr coffee grinder. It's still going strong after about 15 years. It costs just shy of $100 and it's infinitely better than a blade "grinder" (Which slices coffee beans, rather than...
04:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Massive and weird chasm visible in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator
In August, Microsoft released its new Flight Simulator 2020 that uses satellite and fly-by imager to amp up the hyperreality of the experience. Now, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 players are reporti...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Cats are one of the few animals known to recognize and mimic human behavior
Housecats are able to observe human behavior and mimic it, according to researchers at Etvs Lornd University's Department of Ethology in Budapest. Previously, only orcas, apes, elephants, dolphins, an...
03:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing The karts in Mario Kart Live are bigger than I thought
I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing that the karts in Mario Kart Live are so big, as revealed in this unboxing video.The Kart is equipped with a video camera for augmented reality play on...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing How chili peppers evolved to be so hot, explained while eating one
My friend and former colleague James Gaines is an absolutely brilliant science writer.He also once tried to explain the science behind chili peppers while eating a chili pepper, which was maybe not so...
02:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Humor: Imagining the "first couple to ever get married," and divorced
YouTubers Julie Nolke** and Ryan George collaborated on two videos (one on her channel, one on his) to point out the absurdities of getting hitched, and, subsequently, unhitched.**You'll remember her ...
02:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Cool aerial footage of avalanche control with explosives
Wade Rogers shares footage of a controlled avalanche event taken from a helicopter. It's amazing to see how an avalanche flows like liquid water. Via Wade:After a heavy snowfall in Juneau, Alaska, the...
02:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Toilet paper fire at grocery store
View post on imgur.comRedditor insanezane777 complained that someone decided to set fire to the toilet paper at the grocery store. "Honestly, with all that's going on in the world, it was genuinely o...
01:52 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing RONNA GOT RONA: RNC chair Ronna McDaniel has coronavirus
Earlier today, we learned that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have coronavirus. Now: The chair of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, has also tested positive for t...
01:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing This cool night light projector beams the entire universe right on to your bedroom ceiling
One of the true allures of camping is sleeping outside under a star-filled sky and letting the inky blackness of the infinite void lull you to slumber in all its dreamy infiniteness.That's a much toug...
01:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Conservative operatives charged with voter intimidation after nasty robocall campaign
It is perhaps unfair to conservatives to describe Jacob Wohl as a conservative operative, but certainly unfair to operatives. The comically bungling pro-Trump ratfucker has already gotten into some tr...
01:02 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Impact drivers stress-tested
Which is the best 18v impact driver? I already bought the Milwaukee one [Amazon, tool-only] because I have Milwaukee batteries and am shackled to the vendor, but Todd from Project Farm (previously at ...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Nine Principles of Good Dungeon Design for D&D
Ben, of the YouTube channel Questing Beast, is a very talented fantasy mapmaker and dungeon designer. In this video, he runs through nine principles he applies to dungeon design. These principles incl...
12:32 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Trump and Melania test positive for coronavirus, White House outbreak feared
After a late night tweet teased it, the news is now widely confirmed. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus. Vice President Mike Pence tested negati...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer: "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" trolls Pence and takes on coronavirus
Very nice, Sacha Baron Cohen is back with a second Borat film. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, not surprisingly, looks like a doozy!To be more specific, this is the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of...
12:26 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing These cool DIY home hacks can help people with disabilities or other mobility problems.
Engineering at Home was created by Sara Hendren and Caitrin Lynch at Olin College of Engineering, and features tons of DIY accessibility projects that offer engineering soluti...
12:14 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Sesame Street on friday afternoon
At least three different clips exist of Big Bird pulling side wheelies in a tiny electric vehicle, each ganked by numerous YouTubers. I don't know what's up, but I do know that it's friday....
11:55 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Fans of 89-year-old pizza delivery guy raise $12K tip via TikTok
A Utah couple orders so much pizza that they request delivery from Derlin Newey by name. After posting clips of the friendly 89-year-old on TikTok, their followers raised a $12,000 tip for the affable...
11:45 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Here's what happens to a (fake) hand in a garbage disposal
William Osman put real bones in a hand moulded from ballistic gel, then demonstrated what happens when said hand goes into a garbage disposal. Spoiler alert: nothing good.The banana demonstration up f...
11:35 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing The astonishing math behind Penrose tilings
Veritasium takes a deep dive into Kepler and Penrose to examine the infinite pattern that never repeats. The overlay at about 9 minutes in is especially cool.His videos are always good, but this is on...
05:31 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Donald Trump has COVID-19, Melania too
President Donald Trump and Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. From CNN:"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately...
05:31 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Donald Trump tweeted that he has COVID-19, Melania too
Shortly before 1am EDT, President Donald Trump tweeted that he and Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. "Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19," Trump tweeted. "We will begin...
02:22 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Get hundreds of online courses to learn almost anything for under $100
Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do. Bruce LeeLearning definitely has its own rewards, but using that learning to better one's self takes education to a whole new p...
12:49 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Hacked hospital chain Universal Health Services says all 250 U.S. facilities hobbled by attack
Earlier this week, we reported that a "Suspected ransomware attack" took down the Universal Health Services hospital network, and that doctors and nurses were using paper records because the entire co...
12:29 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Hope Hicks has coronavirus, shows COVID-19 symptoms, was maskless and close to Trump recently
Hope Hicks, a counselor and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, has tested positive for COVID-19.A news scoop by Bloomberg News' Jennifer Jacobs: "No indication Trump has contracted coronvirus,...
12:20 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing House passes Democrats' revised $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, which Republicans oppose
House Democrats passed a revised $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package late on Thursday. The vote was 214-207.All Republicans voted NO. At least 17 Democrats defected and also voted no.The $2.2 tr...
12:15 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Senate may subpoena Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Twitter's Jack Dorsey to testify
The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday authorized subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai of Google, and Twitter's Jack Dorsey.Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS], who heads the committee, t...
12:09 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Video of the spectacular meteor seen from 15 states this morning
Early this morning, a majestic meteor flashed brightly across the Pennsylvania and Ohio sky with over 700 sightings reported from 15 states. From KDKA-TV:[Cleveland State University astronomer Jay] Re...
12:06 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon says nearly 20,000 of its U.S. workers have COVID-19
Amazon revealed Thursday that almost 20,000 of its workers in the U.S. have tested positive or are presumed to have the coronavirus that causes COVID-19."We hope other large companies will also releas...
11:48 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing When Bambi met Godzilla
Please enjoy "Bambi Meets Godzilla" (1969) by American-Canadian filmmaker Marv Newland. The film is included in The 50 Greatest Cartoons: As Selected by 1,000 Animation Professionals, a 1994 book edit...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Enpass Password Manager keeps all your passwords shrouded in mystery from hackers
You probably think you're pretty clever. You've been rocking the same Gmail account login since your freshman year of college and it's still just as safe as the day you created the password.Hey, if "...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Free e-book: How to Zoom
Glenn Fleishman is a freelance journalist (and BB irregular) with much experience working remotely, under unusual constraints, and from home: an expert in all the things the rest of us were pitched in...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Long ride from Poo Poo Point to Pee Pee Creek
Ruben Lopez rode 2,500 miles from Poo Poo Point in Issaquah, Washington to Pee Pee Creek in Pike County, Ohio. He embarked on the adventure to raise money for humanitarian aid in Yemen. He plans to co...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this magical bicycle ballet
Stuttgart, Germany-based stunt cyclist Viola Brand performs a lovely bicycle ballet "To be honest I was afraid of breaking the chandelier while doing the pirouettes," she writes....
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Best 1950s kids' science books
In the latest issue of my newsletter, The Magnet, I wrote about some of my favorite old kids' science books:A long time ago I read a good piece of advice in The Whole Earth Review: read a childre...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Funny short video: The first couple ever to get married
We've featured comedian Julie Nolke a few times before on Boing Boing. In this video, she teams up with Ryan George to imagine they were the first two people ever to get married. They also have a skit...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen monitor is "unreliable"
Dieter Bohn of The Verge says the Apple Watch Series 6 is good, but if you already have a Series 5, there's "no reason to upgrade." Even if you have an older model, you probably don't need the 6. Plus...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Cory Doctorow describes his writing process
I enjoyed this short video interview with Cory about how he writes.The last trip I took before the plague locked down the world involved a wonderful day at Tor Books to plan the release of Attack Surf...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Prosecutors drop drunk driving charges against conspiracy fabulist Alex Jones
Drunk driving charges were dropped against InfoWars founder Alex Jones, who had been arrested on March 10 after Texas police pulled him over for going five miles over the speed limit. Police say Jones...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Weird Al autotuned the first Presidential "debate" and turned it into "America Is Doomed: The Musical"
You know things have gotten bad when the famously apolitical Weird Al has to get in on the political satire game.From The New York Times:The first presidential debate of 2020, was, in the words of Jak...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing New York City will "aggressively" issue $1,000 fines for not wearing a face mask
New York is seeing a bump in Covid-19 cases. In response, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will start fining people up to $1,000 for refusing to wear a face mask. If a person is caught without a mas...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing New photo enhancing AI includes physical damage restoration option
YouTuber bycloud takes viewers through Microsoft's new AI for repairing old photos, which he says "is probably the best physical damage restoration for images I've ever seen." The supporting academic ...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing The Bouguer gravity anomaly means that gravity is not evenly distributed
I just learned about the Bouguer gravity anomaly, which the US Geological Survey defines as: Measurements of the gravitational field vary slightly from place to place due to the composition and struct...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's "dwindling chances" of winning election highlight scope for keeping power by other means
Though Trump's Electoral College advantage is real and the fundamental accuracy of polls always in question, Biden's wide national lead is increasingly reflected in "swing state" surveys and the presi...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Queen ends sham marriage, JonBenet's devil cult, and killer vending machines in this week's dubious tabloids
This week's tabloids prove Shakespeare wrong."Nothing will come of nothing," wrote the Bard in 'King Lear,' but the tabloids demonstrate that they're perfectly capable of spinning elaborate tales from...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Emu decides tasty pear worth more than freedom
The North Andover Eagle-Tribune reports that an emu escaped the yard of a temporary carer in Haverhill, Ma., this week. Kermit, the large bird in question, was seen roaming the streets around Walnut S...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Got the post-debate blues? Weird Al is the antidote with 'We're all doomed'
After Tuesday's exhausting, deflating debate, let Weird Al Yankovich be your salve with his latest hysterical parody, We're All Doomed....
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: This video shows why the word "smart" is so painful for Trump
At one point during Tuesday's debate debacle, Trump told Biden, "Don't ever use the word 'smart' with me. Don't ever use that word." And this video by The Lincoln Project shows us just why that word s...
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing MEAT CAKES: Subway sandwiches too sugary to legally be considered bread in Ireland
The bread that Subway uses for sandwiches contains so much sugar that they may not be described as bread in Ireland. The country's supreme court ruled that a franchise there selling the suspiciously s...
02:48 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing US Library of Congress needs help identifying the people in these photos
Who the hell are these people? The US Library of Congress's Moving Image, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division shared several dozen photos of mystery people in its collection and is seeking the world...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Calculator shows what you could splurge on if you paid the same taxes as Trump
Donald Trump pays little personal income tax, forking out $750 in two years since becoming president and paying nothing at all in some years before that. If you dodged taxes as he did, what could you ...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Subway's sandwiches aren't actually made with "bread" rules the Irish Supreme Court
It might look like bread, and even taste like bread, but Subway's sandwiches aren't actually made with bread. Not, at least, according to the Irish Supreme Court. In fact, the Court takes it one step ...
01:20 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing How to make an impossible two-legged chair
Maker John Malecki built a two-legged chair sturdy enough to hold his nearly 300-pound full weight.He was inspired by the blue chair at this end of this optical illusion furniture clip, although that ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Scorpion gaming chair stings you in the face with its monitor
Behold the Cluvens Scorpion Computer Cockpit, an articulated $3300 monstrosity with a monitor for a stinger and 8 vicious-looking clawed legs.The tail of the Scorpion extends to become the overhang s...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Almost everything you need to know about outdoor patio heaters
There are currently about a dozen outdoor patio heaters setup around my very small patio at home. This includes several propane models that would easily constitute a fire hazard if they were all to be...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Sharpin's Digital Pinball Machine brings old-school arcade action into your home
Consider this are you someone who would want a full-sized pinball machine in your home?If you were a kid who spent more than 10 minutes in an arcade, a bowling alley, a family fun center, or a simila...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Moosiah: boaters spot moose running on water
As boaters zipped across this body of water, they were surprised to be overtaken by a moose scampering across the surface as it overtook them.What can we deduce as it chose to vamoose? A supernatural ...
12:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing WAP but with Disney animation
Over 50 Disney animated movies were used in this reimagined music video for "WAP." Watch it while you can.(Reddit)screengrab via Streamable...
12:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Casey Neistat visits Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch
Most videos of Kelly Slater's amazing Surf Ranch just show the fun part, but Casey Neistat gives a detailed account of what it's like to get an appointment and surf in your designated heat. Everyone i...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Catholic Priests used to perform abortions, and it was considered a lesser sin than fornication
A few years, the Irish Times' Women's Podcast looked into the historical relationships between the Catholic Church and abortion, based on extant old religious texts (mostly from Ireland). There's lots...
11:47 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Trump campaign "purges" Brad Parscale after hospitalization
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, arrested and hospitalized earlier this week after reportedly threatening to harm himself, is being "purged" by the campaign, reports the Daily Beast. He's ...
11:45 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Nifty demonstration of a glass dip pen
Greg from Greg and Pens demonstrates a great entry-level glass dip pen. They are easier to use than quills and fountain pens, but they have that cool scratch feel as they're drawn across the paper. Th...
11:38 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing 27 sealed sarcophogi unearthed in a newly excavated Egyptian tomb
This is either really cool; or a terrible omen that 2020's about to get even worse; or both.From Smithsonian Magazine:On Saturday, Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the d...
11:38 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Google Maps' Nazi problem
Google Maps' reviewing system has provided a platform for Nazi sympathizers and antisemitic harassment for years. It's a quiet example of the trillion-dollar tech giant's disinterest in moderationand ...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Lumen5 Video Maker's AI brain practically makes your social media videos for you
If you include video in social media posts for your business, you'll see a 66 percent boost in serious engagement. Your brand awareness will be up over 50 percent. And an overwhelming 93 percent of ma...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Vocabulary Quest is an action-adventure game that also happens to teach you advanced vocab words
Studying for vocabulary tests in grade school was always the worst. Just you, a list of words, a sheet of paper and a pencil…and endless, endless, endless repetition. It was always the equivalen...
12:27 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
BoingBoing Horrid mug looks like wool sweater
The White Winter Ceramic Mug [Amazon, set of four] is designed to resemble a nice cosy knitted sweater. Just imagine it filled with a hot steaming cup of tea or chocolate, surrounded by fancy European...
10:22 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Weapon of Choice, but with the second and fourth beats of each bar swapped
Beats-swapped YouTube is full of annoying remixes, but this one of Fatboy Slim's Weapon of Choice is exemplary, including Christopher Walken's moves....
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Tardigrades finally more popular than in 1835
I've been monitoring this for some time and can happily report that Tardigrades (previously at Boing Boing) have finally matched and surpassed the high water mark of popularity that they enjoyed in th...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Useful and cheap high power illuminated magnifying glass
I use this cheap illuminated magnifying glass to identify loose components: capacitors, integrated circuits, diodes, resistors. The markings on some of the components (like the tiny capacitors) are so...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Adam Savage builds a 1:10 scale shipping container
Adam Savage built a cool bench/storage box that looks like a shipping container. He used vinyl wrap stickers with photos of shipping container sides to the wooden panels of the bench for an ultra-rea...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Will a Venus Flytrap eat jelly beans instead of flies?
The Action Lab Man ran an important experiment to determine if a Venus Flytrap will eat and digest a jelly bean. Interestingly, the Flytrap did eat it, and once started to digest the jelly bean, it sl...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Diabetic's blood-sugar levels affected by false ingredient labels
In a Harvard University test, type-2 diabetics' blood sugar levels were found to be more strongly affected by perceived sugar levels of a sweet drink than its actual sugar levels.From Real Clear Scien...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing From oil to gummies to pre-rolls, this CBD package has you completely covered
In case you've been under a rock the past few years, CBD is one of the fastest-growing businesses in America. In fact, one in seven American adults use cannabis-derived products. With only three ...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing What's in my bag? Douglas Rushkoff
My friend Douglas Rushkoff opened his bag for the What's in my bag? newsletter.Douglas Rushkoffis the author ofTeam Human,Present Shock,Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, and a bunch of other books on ...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Kickboxer/etiquette teacher fights off ninja on Manhattan street
Myka Meier, 38, is an etiquette instructor and kickboxer. On Monday while on a walk with her young daughter in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, Meier tangled with a ninja who tried to steal her purse...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Ten kinetic sculptures by Anne Lilly
Bruce Sterling found this video of Anne Lilly's wonderful kinetic sculptures on an equally wonderful Tumblr called softrobotcritics.[via BruceS]...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Japanese translators attempt to translate last night's debate
People in Japan who watched it on NHK (our public broadcaster) had to watch three men shout over each other while three interpreters interpreted over each other simultaneously soooo yes but not really...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Mark Lanegan releasing a Christmas album
The great Mark Lanegandeep-throated vocalist for Screaming Trees and The Gutter Twins (with Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli)is releasing a Christmas album. Titled "Dark Mark Does Christmas," the LP includes ...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Mark Hamill (aka Luke Skywalker) reviews last night's presidential debate
That debate was the worst thing I've ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special.— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 30, 2020May the Farce be with you....
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing SB Nation has launched a new sequel to "17776: What Football Will Look Like In The Future"
In July 2017, sports writer Jon Bois used his platform on SB Nation to serialize a 25-part speculative fiction story about a far future America where football games last for thousands of years and spa...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Republican Senators call on Netflix to cancel upcoming adaptation of "The Three Body Problem" over author's awful Muslim comments
Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin is perhaps best known for the Remembrance of the Earth's Past trilogy, which is sometimes referred to by the name of the first book, The Three Body Problem, wh...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Animated explainer: "Is it too late to stop climate change?"
Kurzgesagt's latest "In a Nutshell" animation asks "Is it too late to stop climate change?" From the video:We have known for decades that rapid Climate Change is being caused by the release of Greenho...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Helen Reddy, singer of "I Am Woman" (hear me roar), RIP
Helen Reddy, the Australian-American singer and activist who famously co-wrote and sang the 1971 feminist anthem "I Am Woman," has died at age 78. The song was informed by Reddy's experiences in the ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Atlanta strippers' PSA hauls mens' "booty to the poll"
In an effort to get more Black men in the south to vote in November, a group of Atlanta strippers have created a risqu PSA that's sure to get their attention. It's called "Get Your Booty to the Poll" ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Murder case abandoned after prosecutors' racist emails exposed
Frances Choy was convicted of killing her parents in a 2003 house fire, but her conviction was voided earlier this year after racist emails sent by prosecutors came to light. On Tuesday, Plymouth Cou...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Pantone adds a blood red color to end menstruation stigma
As a way to end the stigma of menstruation, Pantone has added a new red to its color matching system. The new shade is described as "an active and adventurous red hue," created to "embolden people who...
01:18 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Generating Pac-Man mazes is harder than you might think
Shaun LeBron set out to generate legit Pac Man mazes, but it turns out their simplicity and elegance concealed unexpectedly hard work: "Generating random Pac-Man mazes is a deceptively difficult probl...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing This Florida Budweiser House could be yours for just $100,000
From the listing on Realtor.com:Budweiser's biggest fan meticulously adorned the walls and ceilings with Budweiser beer cans to display and showcase their intense love for one of America's favorite do...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing How Google Search Trends for "white supremacists" and "Antifa" have changed in the last 4 years
Social Media Researcher Erin Gallagher put this short video together, showing when Google Trends have spiked for "white nationalists" and "white supremacists," and comparing that to national interest ...
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at a potential transfer of power
The two Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, are now available. Information about the books, including how to order, and special off...
12:10 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing In 1913, New York publicist John Duval Gluck proposed to answer Santa's mail
In 1913, New York publicist John Duval Gluck founded an association to answer Santa's mail. For 15 years its volunteers fulfilled children's Christmas wishes, until Gluck's motivation began to shift. ...
12:08 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing This was the first baseball season in 4 years with no homophobic slurs on the field
OutSports reports:Major League Baseball ended its regular season on Sunday after a COVID-shortened 60 games and for the first time since the 2016 season, there were no players involved in any recorded...
11:15 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing A member of the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury has successfully pressured the Kentucky AG into releasing the deliberation tapes
Many of us were disappointed though sadly not surprised when the Grand Jury for the Breonna Taylor case declined to indict the officers who killed her. The fact that one officer would be charged for...
02:39 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Trump, asked about election violence: 'I'm urging my supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully'
TRUMP INCITES SUPPORTERS TO INTIMIDATE VOTERS AT POLLS ON ELECTION DAY"Will you pledge tonight that you will not declare victory until the election is certified," asked moderator Chris Wallace during ...
02:17 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing This 6-in-1 Universal Cable wants to be the one-stop answer to all of those power needs
If you're going on a trip, it isn't enough to bring your smartphone and your tablet and your laptop. You also have to bring all the charging cables for your phone. And the one for your tablet. And the...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Trump wouldn't condemn white supremacists, tells Proud Boys 'stand back and stand by' in Biden debate
In the first presidential debate, Trump refused to condemn white supremacists and racism. He said instead to these groups, and he shouted out the Proud Boys in particular, "Stand back and Stand by." I...
01:49 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Biden calls Trump 'worst president America has ever had'
"You're the worst president America has ever had," Biden said to Trump tonight."In 47 months, I've done more than you've done in 47 years, Joe," Trump replies.They'll both be lines remembered."You...
01:47 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Trump claims he paid millions of dollars in taxes (he did not)
During the presidential debate tonight, Trump was pressed on the New York Times reporting that showed he paid no taxes for much of the past 20 years, and $750 for two years. Trump got flustered.Show u...
01:35 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing 'Will You Shut Up, Man' Biden to Trump during debate, speaking for all of us
Joe Biden to Donald Trump during tonight's debate, truly speaking for us all at this point: "Would you shut up, man?"… "would you shut up, man?"pic.twitter.com/qjDkN6RtkY— fake nic...
01:10 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Trump and Biden face off in first Presidential debate
The first presidential debate kicked off tonight at 9PM Eastern.Donald Trump's pupils sure are… huge tonight.Joe Biden's first words to Trump: "How you doin', man?"12 minutes in, Trump calls Bid...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing What people actually say before they die
We all know the stories of profound deathbed dying words by famous folks. Beethoven's "Friends applaud. The comedy is over." Emily Dickinson's "I must go in, for the fog is rising." Bogart's "I never ...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
BoingBoing Here come the Halloween holiday tunes
"It's the most wonderful time of the year…" It's closing in on October and you know what that means. Everything in the known universe getting pumpkin spiced? Well, yes that, too. But, I'm talkin...