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11:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 29, 2020
BoingBoing They may look strange, but these wireless over-ear headphones are a 3-in-1 marvel
When a review begins by stating that the product stands as "the weirdest headphones you'll ever own," that has to at least get your attention.And make no mistake, the Human Headphones are unquestionab...
07:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 29, 2020
BoingBoing How about a bidet? At these Cyber Monday prices, it might finally be time to make the move.
After you come out of your annual turkey coma, you probably don't wake up and think, "I'm gonna buy a bidet today." But if we're being honest, that probably isn't a statement you consider on most days...
02:26 pm GMT - Sun, November 29, 2020
BoingBoing Vader star David Prowse dead at 85
David Prowse, the towering English weightlifter and actor who played Darth Vader in the Star Wars trilogy, is dead at 85.Prowse was cast as Vader for his imposing physique, even though the role was vo...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 29, 2020
BoingBoing Never experience another dead-zone with this Google WiFi Router, on sale for Cyber Monday
Not too many years ago, the router market was dominated by names like Linksys, Netgear, and others. Of course, that was before a little company called Google walked into that tech sector and threw dow...
02:45 am GMT - Sun, November 29, 2020
BoingBoing Mellow out from Black Friday with these CBD-infused items at big BF-infused savings
Many call it a wonder drug. Others, including some doctors, wonder if it makes any legitimate difference at all. Either way, the sale of CBD-infused products are skyrocketing, doubling between 2018 an...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing Don't forget your dog or cat with these 20 deals that are still on sale at Black Friday prices
As the final hours on many of these Black Friday deals tick down, you will undoubtedly be struck with the sudden memory of someone who somehow escaped your holiday list up to that moment. Maybe it's t...
08:52 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists claim to invent a new process that reverse-ages blood cells
According to a new study in a journal appropriately titled Aging, scientist at Tel Aviv University have allegedly found a way to make Benjamin Button happen. The process, known as hyperbaric oxygen tr...
07:51 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing Why is the McRib only offered occasionally and why so randomly?
The McDonald's McRib, a sandwich that has 70 ingredients but no rib meat, was first introduced in 1981 and wasn't much of a hit. But in the years since, it has established a cult following, and when i...
07:30 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing Get this highly-rated adjustable standing desk converter for over 25% off
As if the pandemic didn't punch enough holes in your day-to-day life, it also seriously messed things up for office workers who had finally talked their boss into getting them a standing desk. No soon...
05:51 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing Reporter sidelined after on-air illness
Todd McShay did his normal sideline reporting before the start of the Northweastern-Wisconsin college football game last Saturday, but didn't look quite right. His regularly fluid, concise delivery w...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing A flick-through more weird and wonderful D&D zines
Last month, I posted about Ben at Questing Beast doing a live stream of him flicking through some of the many D&D zines that he gets sent. Here he is with another installment where he gives us a r...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trash can sounds like John Coltrane
Ikea no longer makes the translucent plastic Fniss trashcans, sadly, and I can confirm that the current opaque model's thicker polypropylene material is useless for performing free jazz on glass table...
02:58 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing Baby confused by dad's identical twin brother
Watch this baby do several double-takes between her dad and her uncle, who are identical twins. Playing family mind games with an infant is an important holiday tradition. Thank you, twins. ...
02:42 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing The science of why some people smell ants
Wait, people can smell ants?!Or, if you're the woman in this TikTok video, it's actually more bizarre that people can not smell ants. @peepeepoopooemily UR TELLING ME THERES PEOPLE WHO CANT SMELL ANT...
02:41 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing There are 82 new Christmas movies this year
Made-for-TV Christmas movies have filled the schedule at the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime for a couple of months now, but it's time for the premieres of the 2020 crop. Get ready for 82 new ways to wa...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing Get this awesome WiFi-enabled digital microscope on sale for an extra 20% off
The microscope might have been the first smart object, even back in the days before phones and WiFi connectivity ruled our world. Because think about it…is there really anything smarter than a m...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, November 28, 2020
BoingBoing From Sennheiser to Sony, here are 15 of the best Black Friday headphone deals happening right now
When you're working from home, there are two fantastic reasons for picking up a quality pair of over-ear headphones. First, they can help you focus in on your work, like listening or communicating int...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing These top DNA kits are now on sale for Black Friday prices for an extra 20% off
If you haven't already done a DNA test to find out about all the hidden nooks and crannies inside you (or your dog) that make you you, then you've certainly at least considered it.With just some spit ...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Get the voice-activated Google Home Mini for your home on sale for just $19.99
If you'd told people 20 years ago that they would soon be able to buy a device that could control their home electronics, appliances, security, and even play their favorite songs or read them headline...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing 27 Black Friday deals on DIY kits and projects that are on sale for an extra 20% off
We've all got some young minds on our holiday shopping list. Heck, buying for kids is a whole lot more fun than buying for adults anyway.Considering the wealth of gift possibilities out there, challen...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Gorgeous video of digitally-enhanced dancers cavorting through Istanbul
This video starts off with dancers grooving away in the streets of Istanbul, wearing what, at first, appear to be regular costumes — cool-looking ones, but made out of ordinary materials.Then th...
08:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Creator spent 11 years developing epic Line Rider course
David Lu spent 11 years working on an incredibly epic course for "Line Rider" — a video game where you draw lines on the screen to create a course for a little character riding a sled. Watch tha...
08:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Adorable Stan Lee rant on the beauty and usefulness of that go-to favorite of 4-letter words
Stan Lee's sound engineer Aaron Fromm recorded Stan talking about the power and versatility of the word fuck (after claiming that he doesn't use "dirty words"). In memory of the late comic book titan,...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Obama's heartache and Hillary Clinton's heart in this week's dubious tabloids
The tawdry tabloids' obsession with celebrity weight brings us the revelation that Hillary Clinton has in recent months eaten the equivalent of an entire Celine Dion, with room left over for more than...
06:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Here are the 20 best selling e-learning bundles around for $20 or less for Black Friday
Chances are, there's a new skill you want to possess. A task you want to complete. A career plateau you'd like to reach. It's not often that Black Friday is anything other than a national celebration ...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing NYT report on chronic racism at Coinbase
More than half Coinbase's black employees complained about discrimination and about three quarters of them quit, reports the New York Times in a lengthy investigation of the company's chronic and perv...
06:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Check out the stuff you can buy with my art on it
I've been posting photos of my creatures sketchbook on Instagram and quite a few people have asked if they can buy prints, shirts, mugs, etc. with the sketches on them. And so I opened a store on Soci...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing The bittersweet nostalgia of "Video Games"
"Video Games" is a sweet and somewhat sad song from the album Mixtape for the Milky Way by jeremy messersmith. The papercraft video was animated by fellow video game fan Eric Power.Working on this vid...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Cheesemaking YouTuber threatened with legal action by Grana Padano after showing people how to make similar cheese
Gavin Webber, a cheesemaking YouTuber, was threatened with legal action after posting a video of him making a Grana Padano-style cheese. The ingredients and methods of recipes are not copyrightable, b...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Cheesemaking YouTuber threatened with legal action by Grana Padano after showing people how to make similar cheese (UPDATE: they backed off)
Gavin Webber, a cheesemaking YouTuber, was threatened with legal action after posting a video of him making a Grana Padano-style cheese. The ingredients and methods of recipes are not copyrightable, b...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing How does sound travel through space?
Twenty Thousand Hertz is a podcast about sounds. Case in point: the latest episode, "Space Audity," which explores how, exactly, sound travels through the vacuum space, and the very practical technolo...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Quadriplegic gymnast fights for others with tea
A rising star on the Canadian gymnastic Olympic team, Taylor Lindsay-Noel, suffered a horrifying training accident that paralyzed her from the neck down in 2008. She was 14 at the time. Taylor Lindsa...
02:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Why it's okay you never finished reading that book, according to Francis Bacon in 1597
I generally have a few piles of books around my house — I impulse-buy a lot. I start reading most of them, but only rarely finish one.I usually feel lousy about this — it's my fault for be...
02:40 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Trump hosts press event from tiny table, then rants on Twitter
Trump emerged late Friday to talk to reporters in what turned out to be a fractious Thanksgiving press event. Trump claimed, falsely, that the "election was a fraud" and bickered with reporters. But i...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this artisan carve a remarkably detailed Toyota Prado from wood
The detail and gorgeous grain of this wooden Toyota is a sight to behold.His 1967 Ford Mustang is pretty impressive, too:Image: YOuTube / Woodworking Art...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists successfully implanted human genes into monkeys to increase their brain mass
From Popular Mechanics:Researchers from Germany's Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Germany and Japan's Central Institute for Experimental Animals introduced a specificall...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Scammer Payback deletes scammer's files while posing as old lady
There's something relaxing about the immensely satisfying Scammer Payback series where he strings along some scammer while wiping their computer in the background.It's amazing how long the scammer is ...
02:09 pm GMT - Fri, November 27, 2020
BoingBoing Treacherous road carved into a sheer cliff face
It took villagers 15 years to hand-carve the Lanying Cliff Road in Chongqing. There's a motorcycle for scale. Before the road, they had to make a six-hour (!) stair climb to get to a nearby area. As ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing Save 75% on this Google Assistant-enabled smartwatch ahead of Black Friday
Early adopters of wearables like smartwatches bought them because they were just a cool and new thing. After that opening wave, more traditional buyers joined in, many driven by the device's novel fit...
10:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing A Native American folk/rock/country soundtrack for today, and any day
For today, and any day, here is a collection of gorgeous folk, rock, and country songs by Indigenous Americans whose voices you can hear on Light in the Attic's eye- and ear-opening box set "Native No...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing Step up your video-call game with these five HD webcams on sale for up to 90% off
With so many of us sticking around the house and working from home, webcams have taken on an elevated importance. And, when we're all trying to look our best on Zoom video conferences and Skype sessio...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing WKRP turkey giveaway
Something just came out of the back of the helicopter…...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing Check out this moving duckbill face mask
My friend sent me this wonderfully shady Instagram ad the other day:These are "talking" duck face cover that are hand madeWhen you move your jaw the bird mouth will open and close.It's a face cov...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing The few Thanksgiving recipes I search for every year
If I put these here next-year I will only have to search once:The Campbell's Green Bean Casserole Recipe: This is essentially vegetarian Tuna Noodle Casserole. I am always OK to skip this but my daugh...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing Woodworker turns a wooden goblet with a captive ring on the stem
Drew from Cook Woodworks shows how to turn a wooden goblet on a lathe but leaving a free captive ring around the stem. Turns out it was inadvertent:I woodturned this captive ring goblet by accident. I...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy plays the Home Edition of What's In My Bag?
What's In My Bag? is Amoeba Record's popular YouTube show where they ask interesting, influential musicians and artists to wander the aisles of their store, picking records that they recommend, and ex...
03:48 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing Eccentric adventurer John Hornby clawed a living from the inhospitable tundra of northern Canada
John Hornby left a privileged background in England to roam the vast subarctic tundra of northern Canada. There he became known as "the hermit of the north," famous for staying alive in a land with ve...
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing A live performance of 'Alice's Restaurant'
Some family members insist on playing 'Alice's Restaurant' every Thanksgiving. I don't really understand why, but this version is different. ...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing Aunt Marie puts the turkey in the oven
I prefer smoked turkey but my father hates it so every year for this holiday we put the turkey in the oven!I can not recall ever thinking oven roasted turkey was particularly better or worse dependent...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing NRA admits it got looted by current and former executives
The National Rifle Association admits that it is aware of 'significant diversion of its assets', reports CNN. The organization's current president has "paid back nearly $300,000 plus interest" in a fu...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing Meet the most fossil fuel-friendly member of Biden's cabinet
US Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA), who served as the national co-chair for the campaign of President-Elect Joe Biden, has been named a senior adviser for the Office of Public Engagement (former...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing Slaughtered Danish mink rise from grave
In a panicked response to a new strain of coronavirus spreading through the nation's mink, Denmark began slaughtering some 17 million of the animals and hastily burying the bodies. The dead mink are n...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing The Cuprinol wood goblin
It struck me, this morning, that I'd never introduced Boing Boing's largely American audience to the Cuprinol wood goblin, a mainstay of British television advertising for many years. "For the last ho...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing Chill out with this 30-minute lofi hip-hop remix of THE MANDALORIAN theme song
This groove is a great way to relax when you have to transport a frog lady and her eggs to go get fertilized, but you can't go to hyperspeed....
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing Tiny insect looks like a piece of popcorn
This little planthopper nymph lives in the Amazon rainforest. The species of flatidae has a waxy protective layer that makes it look like a very tiny cloud or a teensy-weensy cotton ball.I've posted t...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing This LEGO machine can sort any kind of LEGO
We've covered AI used to sort LEGO previously, but Daniel West has taken it one step further and built what he says is the world's first universal LEGO sorting machine:Over two years in the making, th...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing A quest for the original McDonald's french fry recipe
McDonald's is not exactly known for gourmet food, but most people will agree that their french fries are pretty good- for the five minutes it takes to eat them before they get cold. But they were once...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing These DIY drones combine STEM training with serious fun at Black Friday prices
For the past few years, we've all seen it. Drones are a hot item. The allure of launching one of these crafts into the air and running it through its aerial paces is visceral. And, they're a whole lot...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing A Thanksgiving prayer from William S. Burroughs
As tradition dictates, Uncle Bill shall now lead us in "A Thanksgiving Prayer" (1986). ...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing This CBD-infused coffee is the perfect blend of Arabica goodness and cannabinoids
The walls are coming down. Not long ago, CBD was inextricably tied to its cannabis roots, prompting unsubstantiated alarm that any CBD-infused product was basically like doing hard drugs.Thankfully, t...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, November 26, 2020
BoingBoing The TreePod hanging cabana is where the outdoors crosses with modern art
Look, anybody can buy a set of lawn chairs. Being functional is one thing, but if you really want to turn your home or backyard into a true oasis away from the world, then you need to think beyond fun...
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who lied about contacts with Russian government
Trump today pardoned Michael Flynn, the national security advisor he fired for lying the the FBI and Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian officials.Flynn ultimately admitted to ly...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing This highly-rated massage therapy gun just went on sale for 65% off ahead of Black Friday
Massage guns and their vibration therapy techniques have been surging in popularity the past few years. They hyper-target specific muscle groups in need of relaxation, while becoming staples on traini...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Take a gander at all the great books Drawn and Quarterly published this year
This has been a good year for reading, and Drawn & Quarterly was the source of several books I loved in 2020, including Adrian Tomine's bestselling memoirThe Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoo...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing A rare fossil of a T. Rex and a triceratops locked in battle will finally be put on display
14 years ago in 2006, a group of ranchers in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana made a monumental fossil find: the largely-complete remains of a triceratops, who died right nearby the bones of a T. R...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Adam Savage's favorite things of 2020
Every year, Adam Savage and the Tested.com team share their favorite things from the year: tools, software, books, TV shows, orgs, etc. Desiring to put this stinker of a year to bed ASAP, they're doin...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Get MacBooks, iMacs, AirPods Pro, and other killer Apple products at Black Friday prices
Apple isn't often associated with super Black Friday deals. The company has long adopted a no-discount pricing strategy, maintaining their products at the same price all the time. But, while the Cuper...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Ready Player Two: interview with Ernest Cline
Ernest Cline's long-awaited sequel to Ready Player One is out this week! My copy of Ready Player Two just arrived and I can't wait to dive back into the Oasis. Meanwhile, here's a bit from an intervie...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Ready Player Two: read an interview with Ernest Cline and listen to his soundtrack for the book
Ernest Cline's long-awaited sequel to Ready Player One is out this week! My copy of Ready Player Two just arrived and I can't wait to dive back into the Oasis. Above Ernie's Spotify "soundtrack" for t...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's attempted coup plays out, in Chagrin Falls, USA
Announcing the new GIFT BOOK PACKAGE: Send the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, to a liked/loved one this holiday season...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing The Trump 63-second press briefing
Unbelievably, we have settled into the insane ways Donald J. Trump conducts his presidential business with routine stunts such as: shouting over Marine One to answer questions from the media, mocking ...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Satisfying machine aligns nails with magnets
Not only is this Goudsmit Magnetics nail aligner interesting to watch, the funky bass line on their soundtrack will get you tapping your toes as their machine instantly aligns loose nails for packagin...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Email a dumpster fire
You may now send email to a dumpster fire, literally, then watch it burn.1. Send an email to [email protected] with whatever you want to torch. Use plain text or an image attachment. PG-13 rules ap...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Spatchcocking a turkey: is this the way?
This year, to facilitate diving the turkey and delivering of it to my parents for our tele-Thanksgiving dinner, I will be spatchcocking our turkey. I just like saying spatchcock. I read someplace onc...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing I asked a bot to re-write Ernest Cline's READY PLAYER TWO
It would be an understatement to say that I did not enjoy Ready Player One. Not even a personally-targeted Cory Doctorow reference could save my reading experience from the feeling that I'd been cheat...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Ten horror movies written by Richard Matheson
Last week, I wrote a piece on The Incredible Shrinking Man, which was based on a book by Richard Matheson. Besides writing The Shrinking Man, Matheson wrote such other notable books as I Am Legend, A ...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Post-Covid McDonalds will surveil your approach and prepare your meal just in time
McDonalds is adapting to the pandemic and anticipating a post-Covid era in which diners overwhelmingly prefer drive-through takeout to dining-in and expect zero-wait service. You will order online and...
02:13 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing After election, Zuckerberg flipped "secret switch" to favor credible news outlets there
The Daily Beast, finding the buried lede in a broader New York Times story about Facebook troubles, reports that Mark Zuckerberg restored prominence to credible news outlets after election day by flip...
01:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Nintendo's new Game & Watch hacked to run Doom
Stacksmashing got Doom running on Nintendo's new Super Mario Game & Watch [Amazon]. The classic shooter had to be pared to the bone to run on the retro handheld and is barely playable: it's probab...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Black Friday is dropping by early this year for huge savings on 30 great items
For the Black Friday lovers out there, we understand this year is going to be hard for you. All the old rules about scouting doorbuster deals, camping out, and planning your post-Thanksgiving shopping...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing What Happened on 23rd Street
Fifty-four years before Marilyn Monroe starred in The Seven Year Itch, the same scene of a white dress being blown by an updraft from a sidewalk vent was shown to theater patrons. The 1901 movie was c...
12:57 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Robot "makes you do push-ups"
The "pushup robot" makes you do push-ups. See if you can deduce from the above photograph exactly how it does this."This robot makes your life harder," writes the apparent creator....
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Scotland just became the first country to provide free tampons and pads to all
In an unprecedented show of support for women's and all vaginal health, Parliament unanimously passed a law this week granting all people legal right to free tampons and pads in schools and other publ...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Movie moments that "F***'d Me Up as a kid!"
Enjoy this brief compendium of horrific moments from movies that kept very young Gen-Xers and Millennials up at night, set perfectly to Queen's Don't Stop Me Now. Tag yourself: I'm Emil staggering awa...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Snails can crawl on the underside of water surfaces
Water has enough surface tension for snails to crawl on while upside down underwater. Laura Hughes writes:Underwater walking! I found this snail crawling upside down on the water's surface in a small ...
12:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Video shows man wrestling alligator to save puppy
Florida man – what can't he do? A nature camera posted near a pond in Estero, Florida, captured the harrowing footage of Richard Willbanks, age 74, straddling an alligator and wrenching its jaws...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing How the huge displays at NASA's mission control worked
You've seen the videos of old-school NASA mission-control from the 1960s, with those huge, wall-sized screens — which displayed bright lines showing the flight path of spacecraft, and flight dat...
12:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Create your own fully-rendered CGI fantasy monsters with Google AI
The Google AI team just launched a new project called Chimera Painter, which uses a model trained on machine learning to transform basic digital Paintings of fantasy creatures into fully rendered CGI ...
12:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing The United States is the 1 worst G20 nation when it comes to climate change
The 2020 Climate Transparency Report was released in November 2020 as a collaboration between over a dozen think tanks and nonprofits supported by the World Bank Group. The report examines the climate...
12:03 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Review: Wizard Eye: The Art of Frostgrave
One of my favorite tabletop miniature skirmish games of the last five years has been Joseph McCullough's Frostgrave. There are many reasons why I love this game of dueling wizards and their minions, b...
12:03 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Maker creates a Pikachu from felted wool
This adorable felted wool Pikachu is a delight to watch being made, and the sound effects on the sped up video are a lot of fun.Bonus video: hadmade Strawberry Dog!Image: YouTube / [Cat 9's wool felt...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Before you watch the "Saved By The Bell" reboot, check out "saved by the bell hooks"
The new reboot of Saved By The Bell launches on NBC Peacock this week. But you can also check out saved by the bell hooks any time, which takes quotes by the renowned feminist and anti-racist author b...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Save an extra 40% on this software that will help troubleshoot your WiFi issues
The Dead Zone isn't just a great Stephen King novel. It's also that unfortunate area in your house where WiFi signals go to die. Dead zones may be caused by actual physical barriers in your home, like...
03:44 am GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz: Trump should pardon Michael Flynn, and himself
Florida GOP representative Matt Gaetz said tonight on Fox News that outgoing crimelord president Donald Trump should pardon Michael Flynn. He should pardon the Thanksgiving turkey. He should pardon ev...
03:31 am GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Trump plans to pardon Michael Flynn
Late Tuesday night, Axios reported that outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has told confidants he plans to pardon Michael Flynn, citing "two sources with direct knowledge."Fox News has confirmed.Fly...
01:46 am GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Raptors, up close and in focus bald eagle, owl, vulture, more [VIDEO]
Animal lover and videographer chibudgielvr says,I got the chance to get up close and personal with some cool birds of prey from the Raptor Program at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, WI! An...
01:35 am GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Donald Trump, loser of presidential election, is reduced to citing online web polls in desperate bid to escape prison
Mr. Donald Trump, loser of the recent presidential election, is now citing online polls.That's it. That's the whole post.Joe Biden won.Here is the tweet.Should President Trump concede to Biden? Poll R...
01:23 am GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Parents of Seth Rich reach undisclosed settlement with Fox News, lawsuit charged cable newser with exploiting 27 year old DNC staffer's death
Fox News and the parents of slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich confirm they have reached a settlement today. No public apology and no financial or other details offered.The parents...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing Two women detained for speaking Spanish in Montana convenience store settle border patrol lawsuit
Two women, both U.S. citizens, who were detained for speaking Spanish while shopping at a northern Montana convenience store by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have reached a monetary settle...
12:58 am GMT - Wed, November 25, 2020
BoingBoing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty on criminal charges including anti-kickback law, and defrauding the U.S.
The makers of the highly addictive prescription painkiller Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma LP, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges in part of a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve an investiga...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing Hear Betty Crocker's "Cooking for the Blind" series from the 1950's, and prepare a Thanksgiving Dinner with canned food.
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...
08:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing Metal monolith found in Utah desert
There is no word on who installed the ~12ft monolith found in the Utah desert, but it's silver instead of space gray and I presume that it runs Adobe Creative Suite just fine under emulation.In an int...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing Temporary Jeopardy! host named to replace Alex Trebek
Ken Jennings, the best Jeopardy! contestant in the history of the show, will be the interim Jeopardy! host when taping resumes November 30. Various other hosts will follow Jennings to replace Alex Tr...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing GPT-3 writes romance column for the New York Times
Auntie Gertrude or whoever was out today, so The New York Times handed its Modern Love column to GPT-3, the word-slinging AI. It did fantastic.He said, "I'm married.""I'm married, too," I said."I'll c...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing Support the Georgia Peach Corps and Stacy Abrams' New Georgia Project
In addition to sending out postcards, I have donated to the Georgia Peach Corp and to Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock directly.It feels like turning the two senate seats in Georgia blue would help thin...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing NASA studies show COVID-19 shutdowns lowered greenhouse gas emissions
By modeling where the trend line was heading for several key greenhouse gases, and then comparing said trend line to what actually happened after COVID19 forced the world to shutter major cities, NASA...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing How to tell if you're flying on a Boeing Max 737
I'm a nervous flyer to begin with, so the news that Boeing is putting its crash-prone Max 737 jet back into service fills me with Lovecraftian dread.I would rather ride a goddamn burro across the cont...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing What to know about COVID tracing apps
I have a group chat with some high school friends, who were recently talking about the COVID Alert CT App, a new voluntary state-sponsored COVID contact tracing option. Here's how it works, according ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing The Thanksgiving gag that ended NASA pranks forever
The early days of space flight were quite different. Rocket scientists would sometimes even pull practical jokes on their team, such as the time Gene Kranz convinced flight director Chris Kraft that a...
02:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing T-shirt and jeans is not the Mandalorian way
In the latest episode from The Mandalorian's second season, "The Siege", an anachronism was spotted by viewers. Some guy, presumably working on the movie, was visible in the background of a shot feat...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing This handy adapter ties your Nintendo Switch, smartphone, and Bluetooth headphones' audio together
A kid in tech-savvy 2020 has a lot of plates to keep spinning. That avalanche of technology often requires making some difficult choices, like this one: what happens when you want to listen to music s...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing "IvanKKKa is a Nazi" by a new wave band that's "definitely not" Green Day
The mysterious new wave band The Network, who swear they're not Green Day even though everyone knows they're Green Day, have released their first new music since their 2003 debut, Money Money 2020. Th...
01:36 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing Apple's head of security indicted in iPads-for-gun-licenses bribery case
Apple's Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer was charged with bribery Tuesday after allegedly giving 200 iPads to local officials in exchange for concealed-carry gun licenses for Apple's security team....
01:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing Google AI helps you write a poem in the style of famous poets of the past
Google has released "Verse by Verse", a AI tool that lets you pick several poets from the past, and then write a poem with the AI suggesting lines composed in their style. As Engadget describes it: Yo...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing Wait, "fossil galaxies" are a thing?
I had no idea there was such a thing as fossil galaxies, remnants of older galaxies that exists within a current galaxy. Apparently such a fossil galaxy has been discovered in the center of the Milky ...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing A guy, a beer and a giant tip
With restaurants and bars closing due to Covid-19, some going the carry-out-only route and others shutting their doors altogether, helping these people and places becomes that much more vital to our c...
12:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing The dark art of playing world-class Scrabble
You might enjoy playing Scrabble with your family and friends, but when you get outside your social bubble and run into a serious or even tournament-grade Scrabble player, well, that's a whole differe...
04:17 am GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump "Will never concede to fake ballots & 'Dominion'"
We regret to inform you that outgoing President Donald Trump is back on his bullshit again. Hours after the GSA notified Joe Biden the transition could now begin, and right after Trump finally acknowl...
04:10 am GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing Millions of American travel and gather for Thanksgiving, despite COVID warnings
Coronavirus case rates are spiking throughout the United States, and the CDC has issued guidance that says the best way to avoid spreading the virus is stay home and not do Thanksgiving gatherings wit...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing These 5 highly-rated password managers are on sale for an extra 40% off ahead of Black Friday
How many years has everyone been screaming about password security? Yet, even with all of the warnings, NordPass recently dropped the list of the most common passwords of 2020. And they're the sa...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, November 24, 2020
BoingBoing Start 2021 as an electrical engineer with this training for less than $20
Considering how 2020 has played out, it feels like making resolutions about what you hope for in 2021 is a little underwhelming. Under the circumstances, you may need something a little stronger than ...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Trump, after GSA: 'Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country,' formal transition to Biden will begin
Via tweet, Trump authorizes his government to begin transition to President-elect Joe Biden's administration16 days after Biden won the election, the Trump administration acknowledges that Biden won ...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing GSA tells Joe Biden the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process
NEWS: Federal agency ascertains Biden 'apparent winner' of election, clears way for start of transition from Trump.The GSA (General Services Administration) has informed president-elect Joe Biden that...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing This man's weirdly reflective bald head shines bright like a diamond
November 10, 2020, Dallas, Texas. "My friend has a very shiny bald head, but I didn't realize it would reflect light this well." He might look like a cop or a security guard, but he's obviously a wiz...
10:41 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Trump worried his legal team led by Rudy Giuliani are all "fools that are making him look bad"
Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump is upset that his campaign legal team, currently led by his flopsweating and hairdrippy personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, is comprised of "fools that are making him l...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Michigan board votes to certify state's election results Joe Biden wins, Trump loses another legal case
Sorry, no coup for you. It's over. Michigan just certified the state's election results, in which Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won, and they've confirmed that Trump lost.The state's 16 ...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing China launches robotic spacecraft to grab Moon rock samples
[VIDEO: CGTN, a Chinese state broadcaster] China on Tuesday launched a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the moon. Reuters reports it's the first attempt any nation has made since the 1970s ...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing "Anarch", a new, public-domain Doom-like game coded from scratch in
I've argued that the video-game "Doom" is a sort of cultural version of Turing Completeness. Given that we're jamming computers and screens into just about any device these days, inevitably (and delig...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special redeems the genre
The OG Star Wars Holiday Special was a legendary train wreck. The newly released LEGO special on Disney+ is a wonderful good time.No drugs, no dopey singing numbers, no cartoon Boba Fett. The LEGO Sta...
08:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Brand new luggage comes with a pre-damaged look
Buying brand new things comes with an additional price worrying about them getting scratched and dented. An Italian company called Crash Baggage makes polycarbonate luggage with cosmetic damage molde...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Johnny Rotten gets bitten by fleas while befriending squirrels
Who knew Johnny Rotten liked squirrels so much? He reportedly saw feeding and frolicking with the creatures near his Venice, California home when fleas hopped from the rodents to him and crawled in hi...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Adam Savage's favorite things of 2020
Adam's favorite things of 2020 include the Oculus Quest 2, Elite Headstrap, and Cubism. I didn't know he was so into VR!...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Hacking into your robot vacuum to eavesdrop on your home
It turns out you can hack into a robot vacuum cleaner and use it sensors to eavesdrop.How? With lasers! Spy agencies since the 1940s have eavesdropped on people using "laser microphones": You shine a ...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Katee Sackhoff eat candy
Katee Sackhoff has a YouTube channel. It is wonderful....
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Canadian officials caution against letting moose do this to your car
You are probably not into licking cars while in Canada, but moose seem to love it. Cars are generally caked with road salt in the Canadian winter months and moose love licking that salt. Oh hi, moos...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Yet another incredibly charming moment with Barack Obama
This woman is just floored to find out she is on a video call with President Obama, and it is absolutely priceless when he starts speaking directly to her.On Jimmy Kimmel, a woman thought she was goin...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing 30 movies representing a century of comedy on film
What's the funniest movie you've ever seen? Comedy is certainly subjective, but a well-crafted funny film that appeals to many is likely to become a hit, then a classic. It may even become a standard ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this glassblower create wine glasses with air-twist pattern stems
Spend the next 90 minutes watching master glassblower Chris Rochelle create delicate and intricate glassware with seemingly impossible twisty stems. The color is absolutely gorgeous, too.This old and ...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli covers 'Funky Town'
Talk about moving!Leo and his covers help me recover many a shitty morning and turn my day around....
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Discover why this inverted lighter raised over $300K on Kickstarter
The average lighter is about as simple an idea as you'll find anywhere. Push a button and get a flame through the top. Unfortunately, simple ideas are often confronted with challenges. One of the...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Amazing compilation of inline skate tricks
This relaxing and graceful supercut of recent inline skate tricks is part of the current revival of rollerskating and inline skatingAnd if you missed the earlier one, here's Part II:And Part I:Image: ...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing This Pilot 'Capless' fountain pen appears to be a cheaper version of the legendary Vanishing Point
The Pilot Capless is my beloved fountain pen, the Pilot Vanishing Point, for 33% less. In my fairly large collection of pens, my Pilot/Nishiki Vanishing Point stands out as number one for travel and n...
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Lotus silk, the very rare handmade alternative to silkworm silk
Lotus silk is so difficult to make that only a few places in the world even try. It's a vegan alternative to silkworm silk, but it requires skill and a lot of time to create.Lotus silk is one of the r...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Leather facehugger masks
Expert leatherworker Kevin Nunner created this marvelous top-grain leather facehugger mask, useful for many things beyond avoiding coronaviruses in Target. View this post on Instagram ...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Booting DOS from vinyl
Jozef Bogin, master engineer, boots DOS from a vinyl record. And why not? The turntable spins an analog recording of a small bootable read-only RAM drive, which is 64K in size. This contains a FreeDOS...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing French government proposes new ban on filming and photographing police
On November 20, 2020, the French government presented a new security bill. Article 24 of the bill outlaws the dissemination of photos and videos that feature, "the image of the face or any other eleme...
02:16 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Trump cultist charged after coughing on protestors
Raymond Deskins, 61, was charged with assault after "wearing an inflatable Trump innertube around his belly" and "deliberately exhaling" on women protesting outside one of Trump's golf courses Saturda...
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing How Disney is screwing the author of numerous best-selling movie novelizations
When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, and 20th Century Fox in 2019, it also acquired a ton of content. That content had to have been created at some point, a process which typically involves human b...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Vladivostok man barely avoids concrete slab falling from sky
The Siberian Times posted this footage of a man scraping ice off his car in Vladivostok. He hears or notices something alarming and leaps out of the way moments before a huge slab of concrete crushes ...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Child helps mom repair a cleft lip via Play-Doh surgery
YouTuber The Breakfasteur creates Play-Doh anatomical models, then performs surgery on them with the help of her adorable child. Bonus video: This C-section delivery of a healthy baby Spider-Man is im...
01:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Sacred cows are skewered in this hilarious satire of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
You may never think of beloved artist Mary Blair the same after viewing actor Jack Plotnick's hilarious lampoon of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. In Plotnick's version of the 1965 series, vie...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Oxford University Covid vaccine, cheap and easy to store, is 70-90% effective
Oxford University and AstraZeneca today announced that their Covid vaccine is 70-90% effective depending on the dosing regimen. Though less effective than Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines, the Oxford vac...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Start your day with 18 minutes of music about coffee, courtesy of They Might Be Giants
My favorite song about coffee is this 30-second hardcore punk banger by Descendents. But in case you want another way to amp up your morning caffeine intake that isn't a pure blitzkrieg of sensory ove...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Fauci claims without evidence that Santa Claus possesses "innate immunity" to coronavirus
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci told USA Today that the coronavirus is believed to have no effect on the mysterious humanoid cryptid known commonly as ...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Dark mode for PDFs
My eyes have been terrible since grade 4, so I use a lot of "dark mode" apps, to try and avoid squinting at my laptop so much.But for some reason, it didn't occur to me until now to see if you can do ...
12:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Kyle Rittenhouse released from jail after paying $2 million cash bond, with help from the MyPillow CEO
Kyle Rittenhouse the Antioch, Illinois teenager who killed 2 people and severely injured another during after-curfew militia actions after a protest against police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin bac...
12:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Obsession is a shared virtue in the found footage series 'Museum of Home Video' on Twitch
Video curator Bret Berg has been slowly unleashing his 40+ terabyte collection of video oddities in a new Twitch series called Museum of Home Video. Produced by Jenny Nixon, who moderates their lively...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists are using to AI to recreate the stench of 16th century Europe
The Odeuropa project, based out of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, just received a $3.32 million dollar grant to discovery now stinky Euro...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists are using AI to recreate the stench of 16th century Europe
The Odeuropa project, based out of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, just received a $3.32 million dollar grant to discovery now stinky Euro...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, November 23, 2020
BoingBoing Freedrum is a virtual drum kit that feels just like the real thing
For every kid who ever approached a parent with the earnest and eager request to start learning to play an instrument, you'll find a parent who responded with a smile and said, "Sure, honey…anyt...
10:28 pm GMT - Sun, November 22, 2020
BoingBoing Rocky and Bullwinkle turn 61
Sixty-one years ago this past Thursday, Rocket "Rocky" J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose were introduced to American TV audiences. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends debuted on ABC a...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 22, 2020
BoingBoing Note-taking goes digital with these reusable and resourceful Fusion notebooks
Bridging the gap between the analog and digital worlds is a lot tougher than it seems. If you write notes on a piece of paper, you carry that paper with you until you need those notes. Generally, if a...
06:27 pm GMT - Sun, November 22, 2020
BoingBoing 3D printed T-Rex arms for chicken cosplay
Circle o' life? Let your chickens cosplay their dinosauric roots with these 3D-printable T-Rex/chicken arms.Successful 3D print today. pic.twitter.com/Cj2XOqgarT— Just Jo Nah (@JonahSi93397377) ...
04:35 pm GMT - Sun, November 22, 2020
BoingBoing Governor Andrew Cuomo to be honored with International Emmy
New York governor Andrew Cuomo will receive an International Emmy award, not for his dramatic telenovela role in "La Usurpadora", which Cuomo never starred in, but for his near daily briefings to help...
03:35 pm GMT - Sun, November 22, 2020
BoingBoing IBM finally apologized for 1968 firing of noted transgender scientist
Fifty-two years after engineer Lynn Conway was fired by IBM for being transgender, the company has apologized for the decision. After the setback, Conway went on to make many key innovations in comput...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 22, 2020
BoingBoing Platypuses: they're venomous, they sweat milk, and turns out they glow in the dark too.
In nature's coolest collage experiment, Platypuses are like the result of throwing together the leftovers from a bunch of other animals. They're the only mammal to lay eggs, they have venom in their f...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 22, 2020
BoingBoing Knowable is an audio learning platform that can open up your world and is on sale for 75% off
Learning isn't just about understanding a skill like figuring out how to code or mastering a foreign language. Learning is about taking in everything happening in the world around you, listening to sm...
12:08 pm GMT - Sun, November 22, 2020
BoingBoing Call this phone number to scream
If you never got to send your scream to Iceland, add this number to your contacts: 561-567-8431 and the next time you need to scream just call, wait for the beep, scream and hang up. Why?To scre...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, November 22, 2020
BoingBoing The awesomely simple TimeFlip2 can keep your entire day on-schedule
Unless you're a ravenous clockwatcher, it's easy to work, tinker with a project, or do a basic activity, then realize the hour you thought you'd spend on it has turned into 2…or 3…or more....
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Save half off a 1-year Sam's Club membership and get some free food!
Saving money has always been important. However, you could make the case that every instance of saving a dollar these days has never been more important. Meanwhile, we're all trying to limit our expos...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Humanoid pink poodles camp it up in Seth Bogart's 'Boys Who Don't Wanna Be Boys' video
Some things never go out of style, like pop music and being creeped out (turned on? I don't know your life) by prancing humanoid pink poodles. Hunx and his Punx frontman Seth Bogart teamed up with Can...
07:45 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Dark Side of Light's "bummer summer" breeze
I was sitting on my couch fretting over the state of our country, scrolling through my Instagram feed, when I came upon a post by Valley Relics Museum, the nonprofit organization passionate about pres...
07:16 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Support this fundraiser for Reinvented, an excellent STEM magazine for women
I learned about Reinvented magazine when Carla was invited to be on its advisory board. It's a print magazine run by young women that provides real-life role models for women interested in the fields ...
04:27 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Remembering The Incredible Shrinking Man
Do you remember movies you saw as a kid that had a deep and lasting impact on you? For me, one of the first and foremost of these was 1957's The Incredible Shrinking Man. I first saw the film when I w...
04:18 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump "frantic" as lawsuits fail and hopes for legislative coup dim
Trump's legal efforts to prevent states confirming president-elect Joe Biden's win are falling apart, reports CNN, as has his attempt to convice Michigan legislators to ignore the vote and select Trum...
04:09 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Find out the age of actors in a movie at the time it was shot
How Old Were They Then? is one of those single-purpose websites for those moments when you're watching something on TV and really need to know how old the actor was during filming. Or when you ju...
02:37 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Decapitated store mannequin washes up on Florida beach, horrifying onlookers
Kathleen, a volunteer doing a beach clean up for environmental nonprofit Ocean Hour in Perdido Key, FL, spotted what she thought was a decapitated corpse on the beach. The barnacle encrusted figure ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing These vibrant colored pens are also ultra-powerful magnetsand a fidgeter's dream come true
Who doesn't want fun things to play with on their desk? The problem is that too many fun toys make it look like you're not doing any work. So, the trick is to find functional, seemingly innocent-looki...
01:53 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Russian cyberpunk farm
"They say that Russia is a technically backward country," writes birchpunk. "There are no roads, robotics do not develop, rockets do not fly, and mail goes too long. It's a bullshit."Written and direc...
01:07 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Just be thankful you're not a medieval penis investigator
"In fourteenth-century England, one of the only ways a woman could get a divorce was if her husband was impotent. But first, she had to prove it in court." And so begins this eye-raising piece on Narr...
01:04 pm GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing "Ralph Steadman: A Life in Ink": retrospective covers career of legendary "gonzo" cartoonist
Known for his distinctive ink-spatter style and contributions to "gonzo journalism," counterculture cartoonist Ralph Steadman's career is examined in a new 368-page hardcover book. Ralph Steadman: A L...
03:58 am GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Man very excited about his pet venus fly trap catching prey
BROOOOOO I got it on video #VenusFlyTrap omg i love nature pic.twitter.com/nUUnEaVO2Q— patron papi (@_manz805) November 19, 2020This fellow is justifiably excited to see his hungry venus flyt...
03:45 am GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing Driver spectaculary fails to park car
Ooooops pic.twitter.com/GwbwWWLO8l— Andy (@oldschoolbiker4) November 19, 2020This driver was so close to parking their car on a sloped driveway, but snatched defeat from the jaws of victory....
03:37 am GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing My interview with Duane Swierczynski, crime novelist
This week on the Cool Tools podcast I interviewed Duane Swierczynski. Duane is an award-winning author of crime novels, comic books, audio dramas and other violent amusements. His story "Lush" was inc...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, November 21, 2020
BoingBoing The PowerUp 4.0 attaches a computer brain to your paper plane
If you want to engage in some joy this holiday season, we have the perfect gift for your fun-loving family member, or even for yourself…you can now effectively turn paper airplanes into drones.F...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing Mnuchin: "We're working on mass distribution of the virus"
Speaking to CNBC today, U.S. Treasury Secreatary Steven Mnuchin assured Americans that "We're working on mass distribution of the virus." The internet informs us that this was a slip of the tongue and...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing StartMail privatizes your email with a level of security you might not have known you needed
For years, you've heard experts talk about having a solid VPN service to safeguard everything you do online. It's sound advice, especially when you consider what can happen if someone gains access to ...
07:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing I am keeping this season's sourdough starter in a tulip jar
I bought this lovely glass' Tulip' jar for keeping my sourdough starter on the counter. Last Spring I decided to not bother keeping sourdough starter in the fridge. Having started a starter from scrat...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing British Royal scandals & the Kennedy curse in this week's dubious tabloids
Disastrously doomed dynasties dominate this week's dismally dysfunctional tabloids, personified by those two blue blooded but beleaguered clans separated by an ocean: the British Royal Family and the ...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing A water-cooled, overclocked Raspberry Pi 4
Michael Klements retrofitted a PC water cooling kit to chill out an overclocked Raspberry Pi 4. "Just to be clear," he writes, "this is totally unnecessary and is more of a let's do it because we can,...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman builds very large Nerf launcher
This guy is not taking the bullshit at the cubical farm any more....
03:49 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing The inspiring prison art of exiled Kurd Zehra Doan
The recent work of artist Zehra Doan is made from coffee, tea, cigarette ash, turmeric, bleach, menstrual blood, and tomato paste, whatever she could find in her Turkish prison cell where she was serv...
02:57 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing Harry Styles rocks a dress for Vogue, gets attacked by dopes
The cover of Vogue's December issue features pop star Harry Styles in a dress and, predictably, dum-dums have a problem with it. Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens felt the need to chime in on what masculi...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing Second-by-second forensic recreation of Beiruit explosion
At 20 minutes long, no time is wasted in this forensic reconstruction of August's massive explosion in Beirut. Footage of the fire and the detonation are carefully timestamped and positioned, the smok...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing Second-by-second forensic recreation of Beirut explosion
At 20 minutes long, no time is wasted in this forensic reconstruction of August's massive explosion in Beirut. Footage of the fire and the detonation are carefully timestamped and positioned, the smok...
02:06 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing People in COVID-19 lockdowns listen to nostalgic music on Spotify
I'm coming a bit late to this one, but Timothy Yu-Cheong Yeung recently analyzed Spotify listening trends, and found that people in COVID-19 lockdowns prefer to listen to the oldies.His paper reportin...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing YouTube to run ads on videos, monetized or not
Not monetizing your videos? Not eligible to? Too bad. YouTube plans to monetize them anyway, running ads on them, and keep all the money for itself.When advertisements run on YouTube videos, those cre...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing The Levo II makes creating oil infusions from your favorite botanicals brilliantly simple
While it's a process that's been used for centuries, you'd be surprised by the way infusion has taken cooking and medicine by storm. For those not as familiar, infusion is sort of like seasoning ...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing A watch embedded with pieces of Stephen Hawking's desk
The UK watchmaking firm Bremont has just announced it'll be making a limited edition wristwatch that includes small pieces of the desk of pioneering theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. They're not ...
01:04 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing What realtors are finding in empty offices right now
Back in March, thousands of offices shuttered and set up their employees to work from home, often with no notice. We saw jokes in the summer about people returning to their offices and finding their p...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing Check out this customized He-Mandalorian action figure with Baby Orko
From the New Hampshire-based customizable toy company Wicked Joyful, this is the way. View this post on Instagram A post shared by WickedJoyful (@wickedjoyful)For the first season o...
12:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing Druids prop up faerie stone knocked over by a bull to stop bad luck, sparking government investigation
The story begins in 2009 in Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland. Donal Bohane had been renting some land from his cousin for farming, and on that land stood a neolithic standing stone that had been place...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing Some male spiders tie up females before sex so they don't get eaten alive
Spider cannibalism the tendency for female spiders to eat their mates during or after sex is fairly common knowledge at this point. There's a surprising evolutionary benefit to this copulatory suici...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, November 20, 2020
BoingBoing These courses show you how to take the reins as a qualified project or product manager
Even with all of our admiration and respect for innovators and trailblazers, the business world often follows a 'monkey-see, monkey-do' mentality. If one company finds success with a certain product o...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Georgia On My Mind
Georgia has been on my mind a lot lately.  It feels a little strange to think so much about a state that I've only been to two or three times. Sure, some of my favorite records were made by artis...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Stay cyber-secure with this internet privacy package for under $100
The web is a lot like outer space. For all its amazement and transcendent wonder, it's ultimately cold, dark, and endless.While that may seem harsh, consider the consequences of your identity or other...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing The U.S. Air Force chose these 6 candidate locations to host the U.S. Space Command headquarters
As command transitions from the Trump administration to the incoming Biden administration, the U.S. Air Force today announced the final six candidate locations to host the U.S. Space Command headquart...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump loses yet another post-election lawsuit, Arizona judge tosses AZ GOP case against Maricopa county
Trump and his allies are now 1 to 30 in post-election litigation, as the losses and legal fees keep piling up.An Arizona court has just dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Republican Party that s...
09:19 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Free online event 11/20/20: Hollywood's New Anime Gold Rush
Registration is open now for Japan House LA's online event, Hollywood's New Anime Gold Rush.Join us for a discussion on Hollywood's New Anime Gold Rush withJohn Ledford, founderand CEOofSentaiFilmwork...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Concrete block crushes car and narrowly misses owner who was cleaning snow off windshield
Earlier today (November 19, 2020) in Vladivostok, Russia, this guy was clearing snow from his car, and noticed — just in time! — a large concrete slab falling off of the building overhead....
09:04 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Internet Archive turns on Flash emulation, already has 1000 items to check out
Adobe Flash was the language of choice for a generation of game developers, helping kickstart an indie revolution on the still-young web of the 1990s and 2000s. But it withered on the proprietary and ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump campaign legal clown car 'is an elite strike force team,' says advisor Jenna Ellis
Trump campaign legal advisor Jenna Ellis says the Trump campaign's legal team, which no longer includes any major law firms, but does include America's hairdripping mayor Rudy Giuliani, "is an elite s...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Biden to meet in person in Delaware with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer
He's doing what a leader should do: ignoring the hijinks, and getting on with the work to be done. President-elect Joe Biden will meet *in person* in Wilmington, DE tomorrow (Friday) with Nancy Pelosi...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Rudy Giuliani's hair dye drips down head during press conference
At another bizarre press conference today, Rudy Giuliani elaborated on election conspiracy theories as onlookers watched unrinsed hair dye trickle down the sides of his face."Leaking from both ears," ...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing The Arecibo radio telescope will be demolished
The National Science Foundation announced that it will decommission and demolish the iconic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. This comes after two cables suspending the telescope's 900-ton recei...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing These are the most common passwords that people are using (and shouldn't be) in 2020
Password management software company NordPass published its list of the "Top 200 most common passwords of the year 2020." The top 10 are mostly the glaringly obvious ones that somehow people still use...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Water fountain and all of the animals
A variety of wild animals visiting a water fountain from aww As if Walt Disney thawed himself out and scripted the scene by his own pen, a bevy of wild animals come to take drink...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing BuzzFeed buys HuffPost
BuzzFeed is to buy HuffPost, reports the Wall Street Journal, merging two of the most famous companies to emerge from the web 2.0 era of professionalized blogging. HuffPost was one of the various famo...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Indonesian man sells meteorite that fell through his roof for $1 million
A meteor recently crashed through Josua Hutagalung's tin roof in Sumatra, Indonesia. "The sound was so loud that parts of the house were shaking too. And after I searched, I saw that the tin roof of t...
04:47 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing The original, wonderful, folky, and slightly schmaltzy recording of "Turn! Turn! Turn!"
Folk legend Pete Seeger penned "Turn! Turn! Turn" in the the late 1950s, but the release of his recording was preceded by the above 1962 version recorded by folk trio The Limeliters. One of the player...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing New trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, coming to the little screen next month
The hotly-anticipated, and delayed, Wonder Woman 1984 will finally premiere next month on Christmas Day. A sign of an industry in transition, the movie will be simultaneously released in cinemas and o...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing New trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, coming to the small(er) screen next month
The hotly-anticipated, and delayed, Wonder Woman 1984 will finally premiere next month on Christmas Day. A sign of an industry in transition, the movie will be simultaneously released in cinemas and o...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Neighborhood associations are installing license plate readers to privately police who drives on their streets
A new piece over at OneZero examines the rising trend of local neighborhood associations installing private license plate readers to keep tabs on who comes and goes from their precious white suburbs;A...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing The original Star Wars would have been trash if not for Marcia Lucas's editing
Earlier this week, a disgruntled journalist began railing on Twitter about the tyrannies of editing. While there were some shades of David Graeber's "Bullshit Jobs" implied between the lines, that par...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Jewellery made from teeth
Celebrate the life of your beloved dead by having their teeth turned into charming and beautiful items of jewellery! While it doesn't appear to be an actual product or serviceit's a set of viral photo...
02:27 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Simon Stlenhag directed a music video for Duvchi
I'm a big fan of Simon Stlenhag (previously at BB) but found the screen production of Tales from the Loop more cold and distant than his disarming, monumental artwork. His own directorial debut, thoug...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing A game designer explains the success of QAnon, in terms of game design
Reed Berkowitz is the director of the Curioser Institute, which explores the structure and psychology of storytelling through interactive experiences largely using games, particularly with augmented ...
02:07 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Gangsta's Paradise, 1920s edition
PostmodernJukebox wanted to see what Coolio's 90s megahit Gangsta's Paradise would be like if it were 70 years older: "Chicago in the 1920's was truly a gangster's paradise, after all." This speakeasy...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Watch an AI-recolorized version of the 50s sci-fi classic "Teenagers From Outer Space"
DeOldify is an OpenSource AI tool that can apply color to black-and-white photos and videos, using Deep Learning parameters.So naturally, programmer and SysAdmin Andrew Roach has been using it to mes...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Become a student of any language with a lifetime of Babbel language training at 50% off
Learning a new language is almost like doing a trust fall. You have to have confidence that you've chosen a sound, respected, effective system for acquiring the knowledge you seek.Babbel Language Lear...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Altai throat singing
And now back to our regularly-scheduled throat singing, with a performance of "Choldordin eezi" (Owner of the steppes) by Altyn Tuu. Featured are Danil Dangeev, Alan Samoev, and Ezenday Balbin....
01:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing There will 23,000 new eligible voters for Georgia's January run-off election
Georgia is one of the few states that actually requires candidates to win a majority of popular votes in order to win an election. If no one breaks that 50 percent ceiling, then the top two vote-gette...
12:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Interactive dataviz showing how dog breeds are related
Scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute in the US recently analyzed the DNA from 161 dog breeds to map out how they're all related. The Guardian took that data set and created a fun...
12:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Ride out the end of the world in Prince's tour bus
You could go with a Mad Max aesthetic. Instead, why not ride out the end of the world in the very same bus that once transported Prince and the Revolution on 1984's Purple Rain tour? The 1983 Eagle Mo...
12:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing This free online game claims to "inoculate" you against disinformation by teaching you how it works
Harmony Square is a "game about fake news." As the player, you take on the role of the town's Chief Disinformation Officer, and it's your job to sow dissent and stoke the tensions in town through the ...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, November 19, 2020
BoingBoing Here's your path to AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner status
In most of the top technical fields, certifications are like currency. A seal of approval from a key body can serve as the ultimate gatekeeper to helping you get into a new career like the cloud compu...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing This iOS14 and SwiftUI training will have you creating functional, innovative Apple apps
It's never been easier for creators to come up with new apps for Apple mobile devices. And, if you never thought you'd hear the words 'Apple' and 'easier for creators' together in the same sentence...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing "Vaccine," in honor of Dolly Parton's research funding
When the news broke that Dolly Parton had quietly given a million dollars to Vanderbilt University back in April to fund COVID-19 vaccine research, which was used to help develop the Modern vaccine, G...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Assailant of actor Rick Moranis turns out to be serial puncher
Fans of the Canadian actor Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids) were horrified to learn that the 67 year-old actor was punched in the head last month in New York City. Co...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Join Thom Dunn and "Nobody People" author Bob Proehl for an online convo about writing, whiskey, and X-Men
In a parallel universe where our federal leadership didn't utterly botch the handling of a massive pandemic through sheer belligerent inaction, there would still be things like "literary festivals." ...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Italian police use a Lamborghini to deliver a donated kidney 300 miles in two hours
Apparently the Italian police own a Lamborghini, and recently they used it to transport a kidney to a new donor — screaming down the highway at an average 145 miles per hour. They made it from R...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing COVID-19 is causing long-term mental health problems in some patients
A new study published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal has confirmed something that COVID-19 patients have been reporting anecdotally for months: that almost 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients have also b...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Power floor vacuum
For the low price, this Bissell Zing Canister Vacuum exceeded my expectations. It is bagless, quieter than any other vacuum cleaner I've owned, and has powerful suction. It's great for hardwood floors...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow protects snowflake Trump
The Stephen Sondheim song "Getting Married Today" from the 1970 musical Company is notorious for its difficulty. That did not deter Randy Rainbow from using it to illustrate the lengths Donald Trump's...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Bloomington, IN's The Main Squeeze and the criminally underappreciated talent of local and cover bands
A friend of mine, Dug North, shared the video with me of a rock/funk/cover band from Bloomington, Indiana, The Main Squeeze, doing a tear-the-roof-off-the-dump rendition of The Beatles' "While My Guit...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing The Main Squeeze and the criminally underappreciated talent of local and cover bands
A friend of mine, Dug North, shared the video with me of a rock/funk/cover band, The Main Squeeze, doing a tear-the-roof-off-the-dump rendition of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." I found ...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Giant online auction of pre-code and underground comics
Ivan alerted me to PBA's new Comic Book Auction. It has a lot of excellent old comics for sale.PBA's latest Comic Book auction is now online. It's a big sale, with 500 lots of pre-Code, Golden Age, Si...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing On today's anniversary of Jonestown, here is a moving music video using footage from the Peoples Temple
On November 18, 1978, more than nine hundred members of the Peoples Temple, under the guidance of cult leader Rev. Jim Jones, killed themselves or were murdered in the jungles of Guyana. Five years be...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Dr. Martens planning for IPO in 2021
Iconic punk, skinhead, and mall punk shoemaker Dr. Martens is planning for an IPO in early 2021. Oi? From Hypebeast:Permira, which acquired the company for around 300 million GBP (approximately. $398 ...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this expert apple sculptor create juicy delights
Check out his Instagram for lots of other fruit sculptures. View this post on Instagram A post shared by J.Pereira Art Carving (@j.pereira_artcarving)Image: YouTube / J. Pereira ...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Japanese town enlists terrifying robot wolves to protect them from bears
From Reuters:The town of Takikawa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, purchased and installed two Monster Wolf robots after bears were found roaming neighbourhoods in September. City officials said t...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing The invention of mirrors and why they matter
All the way back to 6200 BC, and probably before that, humans made mirrors. In Turkey, they polished obsidian; in Egypt, copper. Over at Smithsonian, beloved Boing Boing contributor Clive Thompson exp...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: "A Eulogy for the Movie Phone Booth"
Little White Lies' Lus Azevedo and Jake Cunningham eulogize the phone booth as it appeared on the big screen. "Without one, Superman is just Clark Kent." That moment tickled me when I first saw the fi...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Adam Jones from Tool's gorgeous short film announcing his custom guitar
Tool's Adam Jones directed and composed the music for "The Witness," a short film announcing his 1979 Les Paul Custom guitar. Accompanying Jones on the gorgeous, expansive score are Tool bandmates Dan...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing 11-second explanation of Trump's post-election legal campaign
It won't be over soon, but it will be done....
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Disabled dancers perform the thousand-hand Bodhisattva
The China Art Troupe of Disabled Persons put on a remarkable display of precision in this version of the thousand-hand Bodhisattva (previously at BB). Now with lasers!Image: YouTube / CCTV English...
02:42 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Most Republicans think Biden stole the election
An opinion poll conducted by Reuters found that 52% of Republicans believe that Joe Biden stole the election from Donald Trump through widespread election fraud. 68% of them think the election was oth...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Brits mask up irrespective of political affiliation
In the U.S., mask-wearing is completely politicized, with Trump spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany describing it as "Orwellian" as his supporters die of Covid while insisting they don't have it. In the UK,...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing The FITT360 is a wearable hands-free camera for shooting gorgeous 4K, 360-degree video
Your smartphone, while being an unquestioned technological marvel, can also get you into all kinds of trouble. Because it demands so much of your attention, it's easy to get distracted and miss what's...
01:34 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Jetpacker dies in training accident
Vince Reffet (previously at BB) died Tuesday in Dubai in what was described as an accident during training.It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the passing of Jetman Pilot, Vincent (Vince)...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Hans Forsberg is training local magpies to trade trash for food
Hans Forsberg has been documenting his efforts to train local crows to recycle. Crowboxes (previously) are a fun way to get local crows to bring shiny objects in exchange for food. Others have experim...
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Respecting the MAGAs
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...
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Competitive double dutch has gone global
Fly Diggerz show what a modern Double Dutch competition routine looks like. Below is some more traditional competitive jumping at Lincoln Center in New York.Bonus video: Double Dutch crip walk:Image: ...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Grandpa Amu make a bamboo boat for his grandson
Grandpa Amu is a Chinese craftsman who is a big star in China for making toys and exquisite traditional items from bamboo.Here he builds a Luban stool in the traditional style:Image: YouTube / Grandp...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Why "traditional" wine is inherently bullshit
James Sligh is a brilliant sommelier and writer, who also hosts the delightfully post-colonial Children's Atlas of Wine online club and tasting series. Sligh's knack for knowledge and words means that...
12:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Six months of darkness for 15 years
In Antartica, sunset takes a long time, and night lasts for half the year. Most of the workers leave, and those who are left behind get no supplies for nine months. Astrophysicist Robert Schwarz has "...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing As promised, YouTubers deleted their channel 'Unus Annus' exactly one year after starting
Unus Annus was an interesting high concept where YouTubers Markiplier and Ethan Nestor created content for exactly one year, with the intention to delete the entire channel on the final day. It ended ...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Why COBOL will never die
There are an estimated 240 billion lines of COBOL out there, and they're the backbone of your financial life — 95% of the time when you swipe your bank card, there's COBOL involved, and every ni...
12:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Sewage work in Athens unearths bust of Hermes
The bust of the Greek god Hermes was found in good condition in the sewage system in Athens, officials reported Sunday. The Greek Culture Ministry speculates that the head was carved in 300 B.C. by f...
03:05 am GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing Check out Pre-Black Friday sale prices on air fryers, pressure cookers, and grills
Kitchen appliances and cooking tools are usually among the hottest doorbuster items every Black Friday. Unfortunately, there really aren't many doors to bust this year, due to COVID. However, cooking ...
02:12 am GMT - Wed, November 18, 2020
BoingBoing By tweet, Trump fires top election security official Chris Krebs. Twitter adds fact-check label.
As predicted, CISA chief Chris Krebs was fired by outgoing president Donald Trump. And Trump did it by tweet, appending a bunch of garbage disinformation to the firing announcement. Twitter added a fa...
11:37 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Nine weird penises in the animal kingdom
When I visited the wondrous Icelandic Phallological Museum, I was struck at the diversity of penises found in just one country. In terms of size, the most impressive are the whale dicks. Indeed, the b...
11:11 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Surreal pig couch for sale, cheap
As of this writing, the stately and elegant pig couch above is still available via CraigsList NYC. At $250, it seems to be quite a bargain for someone with outr taste in home decor. From the listing:G...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Open a new world of DIY electronics with a handheld game system kids can create themselves
If you know a kid, then that means you might know a kid who wants a PS5 or an Xbox Series X. There's no question that the new next-generation gaming consoles are true marvels, but beyond playing games...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Excerpt from Michel Rabagliati's Paul at Home
A few weeks ago Drawn & Quarterly sent me a PDF of the new graphic novel, Paul at Home, by Michel Rabagliati. It was released today. Presented in black and white with excellent grayscale shading (...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Ponzi scheme suspect flees FBI on underwater scooter
In something out of a James Bond movie, the FBI were pursuing a Northern California man allegedly behind a $35 million Ponzi scheme when he took off in his car. A chase ensued with the suspect, Matthe...
07:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: First trailer for Tom & Jerry, the live action film
At least they took the Cool World approach as opposed to risking a Sonic the Hedgehog Situation. However, the PG rating for violence concerns me that it won't be violent enough. From the description:O...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing This pigeon just sold for $1.9 million
New Kim is a 2-year-old homing pigeon that just sold for $1.9 million. The anonymous new owner of New Kim is the same person who last year paid $1.48 million for Armando, another champion pigeon. Fr...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Get more 20 wireless earbuds and headphones at Pre-Black Friday prices
Shopping for quality audio earbuds and headphones on a budget is frustrating, to say the least. With so many brands and models out there, it's tough to know which ones are worth your time and money.So...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing The over-the-top space fashions of Star Trek: TOS
It's long been a joke that the formula for generating aliens on Star Trek is to give a bipedal humanoid a weird prosthetic forehead. And non-human ears.Star Trek: The Original Series, very much a prod...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Tamarin sedated so rejected babies can nurse
After a tamarin rejected her babies, zookeepers sedated her so her two surviving infants could nurse her colostrum, a milk mothers produce after birth that is difficult to reproduce because it contain...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Batteries are Bombs! Learn how to replace them with Battery Eliminators and Parallel Battery Adapter Holders.
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...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Gorgeous Rangoli peacock sand art
Jyoti Rathod demonstrates the beautiful tradition of rangoli, created here for the springtime festival of Gudi Padwa.Here's a lovely floral design with candles.Image: YouTube / Rangoli by jyoti Rathod...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing The magnificent early age of book covers
When books became truly mass-marketed in the 19th century, the cover suddenly took on a new role — it had to sell the book, setting it apart from others crowding this weird new marketplace. Publ...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Masks to match your socks
Even though this is an ad, the Ghanian Coffin Dancers have the same message as always:Wear a mask or dance with us!They have teamed up with Afrisocks to promote mask wearing, specifically masks that m...
03:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Reviewers impressed by ARM MacBooks
Confirming the first benchmarks, reviews of Apple's M1 MacBooks report startlingly powerful machines with unheard-of battery life. Here's Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch:I personally tested the 13" M1...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Massive kung fu training from space
This footage of a huge Shaolin kung fu training session comes from a BBC series of amazing scenes via satellite. While the overhead shots are geometric and beautiful, the angled satellite shots always...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Github restores youtube-dl
Github has restored youtube-dl, a popular video-downloading toolkit that has become the target of music industry lawyers.Our actions were driven by processes required to comply with laws like the DMCA...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Friedrich Kellner kept a secret diary to record the crimes of the Third Reich
In the 1930s, German civil servant Friedrich Kellner was outraged by the increasing brutality of the Nazi party and the complicity of his fellow citizens. He began to keep a secret diary to record the...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Huge wall art made from old typewriters
Jeremy Mayer is an artist who makes amazing sculptures out of old typewriters "the more broken the better", as he notes. He's appeared in Boing Boing many many times before, with posts about his scul...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Deutsche Bank thinks people should pay a 5% "privilege tax" to work from home
Deutsche Bank to which Donald Trump still owes at least $300 million in loans repayments, and which was fined for laundering Russian money in 2017 has released a new report titled "What We Must Do t...
02:22 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Impressive highlights from a pro disc golfer
Simon Lizotte is a German disc golfer who has made some amazing shots in the past year, as evidenced by this highlight reel.He also showed he's pretty good with cheap equipment.Image: YouTube / Absolu...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Zombie head cake
In Alasdair Martin's "Pumping Brain Zombie" cake, the decapitated zombie head holds the pulsing brain matter while having some of its own on offer. As you'll see in the video (which includes flashing ...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing A three-minute journey through the history of first-person shooters
Starting with 1973's Maze War and ending with 2013's Battlefield 4, 4096's journey through decades of first-person shooters is a delight of cunning transitions and perfect selections. Here's the full ...
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Voter fraud uncovered in Bird of the Year poll
New Zealand's organization Forest & Bird takes their Bird of the Year (Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau) competition seriously. When voter fraud was detected in the online poll to crown the winner, the o...
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Millions of revelers in India defy fireworks ban, create toxic smog
Rather than listen to the advice of their government's officials and scientists, a good portion of a country did what they wanted, and justified it with religion and don't-tell-me-what-I-can't-do-ism....
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing 80% of people who died from COVID in Texas jails had never been convicted
A harrowing new report from the UT Austin has examined the impact of COVID-19 on prisons and jails. Texas correctional facilities lead the country in COVID infections, with more than 23,000 cases and ...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing PESTRiCA, the plague doctor ring juggler
PESTRiCA is not only the best wind-up plague doctor working today, but also a darn fine ring juggler. Enjoy this Tokyo street artist.Lots of fun updates on Instagram: View this post on Instagr...
03:48 am GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Hiding hot dog frustrates dogs playing whack-a-mole
This Shiba Inu doggo and their friends have a fun time with a hiding hot dog in the video above, captured November 14, 2020 in Hilliard, Ohio. "Fizzgig is a very vocal Shiba who only made it about two...
03:37 am GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission arrives at the International Space Station
Live from space, watch it now: nasa.gov/live.LIVE from space: Watch the @SpaceX Crew Dragon "Resilience" dock to the @Space_Station, with @Astro_Illini, @AstroVicGlover, Shannon Walker, & ...
03:32 am GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Raven rides a broom
"The weather was good, went out with a raven to ride a broom."Video shot November 1, 2020, in the Perm Region of Volkhovstroy, Russia.[Video Link]...
03:16 am GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Georgia's GOP Secretary of State says Lindsey Graham, other Republicans pressured him to toss legal votes
Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger alleges that Lindsey Graham, the Republican chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, pressured him to toss out legal votes in the recent pres...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Brew to perfection every time with these coffee and tea essentials on sale for Black Friday prices
Calling all caffeine addicts! There's no reason to pin all your hopes on Black Friday for your new coffee gadget fix. As part of the Boing Boing Store's Pre-Black Friday Sale, you can score a great de...
02:59 am GMT - Tue, November 17, 2020
BoingBoing Trump asked White House advisers if he could strike Iran nuclear site sometime soon
Donald Trump asked senior White House advisers last Thursday if he could strike Iran's main nuclear site in the coming weeks, reports the New York Times on Monday evening. That site is Natanz, and it ...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Get Black Friday savings on these everyday carry essentials from KeySmart
There used to be a name for people who carried around equipment that could handle almost anything at a moment's notice: Boy Scouts. Now, we're all carrying everyday essentials that will hopefully help...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the "In & Of Itself" documentary
Here is a thing of beauty: the highly praised theatrical show "In & Of Itself" has been made into a documentary. Performed and created by Derek DelGaudio, directed by Frank Oz, this is something t...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the "In & Of Itself" movie
Here is a thing of beauty: the highly praised theatrical show "In & Of Itself" has been made into a film. Performed and created by Derek DelGaudio, directed by Frank Oz, this is something truly ma...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the "In & Of Itself" movie created by Derek DelGaudio, directed by Frank Oz
Here is a thing of beauty: the highly praised theatrical show "In & Of Itself" has been made into a film. Performed and created by Derek DelGaudio, directed by Frank Oz, this is something truly ma...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Painting from 1860 depicts a time traveler using her iPhone
Above is "The Expected One," painted by Ferdinand Georg Waldmller c. 1860. While Gerald Weinpolter, CEO of the art agency austrian-paintings.at, insisted to Vice that the painting depicts a woman...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing School: Please don't throw your children over the gate when they are tardy
In Avignon, France, Trillade Primary School has strongly advised parents to stop throwing their tardy children over the building's 1.8 meter gate. The school requests that you return at one of the two...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing The return of Tower Records
Tower Records, the iconic chain of killer record stores is back as an online retailer. The cultural powerhouse declared bankruptcy in 2006 and closed the doors of its physical stores, although the in...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Listen: The song that became A-ha's "Take On Me"
A-ha's "Take on Me" was born in 1981 as a song called "Miss Eerie" by A-ha members Pl Waaktaar's and Magne Furuholmen's previous band Bridges. "Miss Eerie" was actually the song's second name out of f...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Sex educator: how to tell someone to wear a mask (like you should tell someone to wear a condom)
Sex educator Kim Cavill explains how the same techniques she teaches to encourage the wearing of condoms can be applied to encourage the wearing of masks. A few examples from her Twitter:Person A: "I ...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Sex ed teacher explains how to tell someone to wear a mask (like you should tell someone to wear a condom)
Sex educator Kim Cavill explains how the same techniques she teaches to encourage the wearing of condoms can be applied to encourage the wearing of masks. A few examples from her Twitter:Person A: "I ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing When COVID-19 came to Star City
Image: Samantha Cristoforetti/CC BY 2.0Star City, Russia (previously at BB), is home to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Under Soviet rule, the existence of the town was a state secret. It ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Perfume that smells like ink
I printed a big pile of documents this evening, and when my son picked up the warm stack of paper he commented on how oddly nice it smelled. I agreed — I've always found the odor of laser toner ...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing This drone flies via the Coand effect
It's possible to make a Coand effect drone, as Tom Stanton demonstrates. The effect describes the tendency of a fluid jet to stay attached to a convex surface. The air flows over the top of the bowl-s...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing New "soundbeaming" technology claims it can broadcast music to your brain without headphones
Stereogum explains this eerily dystopian sci-fi device from Noveto Systems: SoundBeamer 1.0. Developed by Noveto Systems, the product reportedly creates a personal sound bubble that allows you to hear...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Move over fat pants, Stove Top has fancy stuffing-inspired stuff for this Thanksgiving
Remember when Stove Top offered Thanksgiving dinner fat pants? Well, this year they're going more "fancy pants" with a new "Stuffy" collection of stuffing-inspired products. This five-piece collection...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Bigfoot spotted along roadside in Northern California
A wooden statue of Bigfoot was recovered by police after being seen along a road north of Santa Cruz, California last Thursday. Thieves grabbed the 4-foot tall wood carving from the Bigfoot Discovery...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Myst Island cake
Mike Ando and Meka Made baked and decorated a cake of Myst Island from the eponymous 1993 game by Rand and Robyn Miller, et al. A detailed after-action report is at Ando's websitethe best part about i...
02:12 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Exciting footage of "smugglers" chased on the high seas
This footage purports to show Spanish coastguards pursuing smugglers on the high seasas taken by the smugglers themselves. It's only about a minute long and is posted on a ganker's channel, so who kno...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing The DeliverySafe is the ultimate foil for porch pirates and it could save your holidays
With everyone stuck in COVID quarantine for much of the year, online sales for Amazon and other retailers have gone through the roof. That means more and more packages coming right to your door, to th...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing This guy hand-makes metal tubs with remarkable speed
Making metal tubs by hand may be rare in some parts of the world, but the tubmaking craft is still going strong in others.Here's how to make a bucket to fill the tub:Image: YouTube / Other Things...
01:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Playing video games makes you happy, say scientists working with EA and Nintendo
A paper out of Oxford University, "Video game play is positively correlated with well-being", reports that playing video games makes you happy. The study tracked 518 players of Plants vs. Zombies: Bat...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Lovely tour of a geodesic dome for glamping
This geodesic dome in the Blue Ridge Mountains looks like a nice little getaway for those who like a little glam in their camping. Levi Kelly gives us a tour. If this looks like your thing, it's near ...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Tucker Carlson's bizarre Friday the 13th monologue about Patriotic Optimism
On Friday, November 13, 2020 the second Friday the 13th in 2020, after the first one coincided with the start of mass COVID-19-related lockdowns across the country Fox News' Resident Reporter Of Non...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing DACA policies made by illegally-appointed DHS head aren't legal, says Judge
NBC News reports that Judge Nicholas Garaufis, the Senior US District Judge in the Eastern District of New York, has ruled that recent DHS suspensions of DACA protections were illegal because the head...
01:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Second Covid vaccine "94.5% effective" and can be kept in a fridge
In a press release posted Monday, Moderna claimed that its own coronavirus vaccine was 94.5% effective in an interim analysis. This follows a similarly promising result from Pfizer, whose own vaccine ...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing NYT guide to making a Raspberry Pi retro console
At the New York Times, Thorin Klosowski writes about how easy it is these days to set up a fully-armed and operational retro console: all you need is a Rasberry Pi [Amazon] and about thirty minutes. K...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing The Four Seasons Landscaping press conference in LEGO!
LEGO artist Ochre Jelly was inspired by Rudy Giuliani's post-election press conference in the parking lot of Four Seasons Landscaping in Philadelphia. Such an epic moment deserves a tribute in LEGO bl...
11:59 am GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump violated COVID-19 policies at their kids' private school
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have pulled their three kids out of school after school administrators and parents both complained about violations of the school's COVID-19 guidelines, according to CNN...
11:56 am GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing New theory of why our dreams are so weird
Why are our dreams so weird? God knows they are! Scientists have never been quite sure why we dream, though. One common theory is we dream to help consolidate new memories; the idea seems to check out...
11:56 am GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing What would happen if a bacterium were whale-sized?
One of the most important factors in determining how an organism exists is its size. For instance, a bacterium works great at microscopic size, but a whale-sized bacterium would quickly die because th...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, November 16, 2020
BoingBoing Become a machine learning aficionado with this training bundle
In the past few days, the U.S. Air Force rolled out new tools fueled by machine learning to help stem the spread of misinformation about COVID. Additionally, the Library of Congress has launched a pro...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 15, 2020
BoingBoing This portable USB charger can get an Apple Watch back to full power on the go
The Apple Watch is a great addition to any tech arsenaluntil it runs out of juice, that is. Then, you have to go about the process of recharging. Of course, the Apple Watch only recharges via wireless...
03:42 pm GMT - Sun, November 15, 2020
BoingBoing Trump admits Biden won election, then adds "I concede NOTHING"
Outgoing president Trump today tweeted that president-elect Joe Biden won the election, claiming it was "rigged", then quickly backtracked by adding "I concede NOTHING" in another posting. He won beca...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 15, 2020
BoingBoing 28 essential items you'll need to survive this winter
We've probably all been holding our breath about this for a while. And now that it's here, we can start getting used to the idea that this winter will be unlike any before it. With COVID's impact on t...
01:33 pm GMT - Sun, November 15, 2020
BoingBoing Germany's new COVID-19 spot is very clever and funny, stay-at-home couch potatoes are national heroes
"Our couch was the front line and our patience was our weapon."Absolutely amazing coronavirus 'stay at home' spot from the German government, above. You might not think of humor as an effective way to...
01:16 pm GMT - Sun, November 15, 2020
BoingBoing 'HE WON' Trump admits election loss to Biden on Twitter
President Trump says for the first time that Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 presidential electionDonald Trump just tweeted "He won", meaning Joe Biden, and the recent presidential election — followed...
01:06 pm GMT - Sun, November 15, 2020
BoingBoing If you noticed something different about Trump's appearance you are not alone
Most presidents go through a rapid aging transformation through their years in office, most conspicuously with a graying of the hair–unless you're a narcissist with time for golf, spray-tanning ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, November 15, 2020
BoingBoing These Kodak scanners, printers, and projectors are the perfect holiday gift and already on sale
This year has given us a perfect opportunity to work on a holiday season project. Since virtually every family has loads of history trapped in old slides, negatives, and photos, this might be just the...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing BetterBack wants to change how you sit and eliminate your back pain once and for all
Your mom always told you to sit up straight. And, chances are, she wasn't telling you that just to hear herself talk.Posture mattersand for more than just appearances. Right now, about 31 million Amer...
07:10 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Sale on the Voyager Golden Record 3xLP box set and The Family Acid: California psychedelic photobook!
After producing the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition, my buddy Tim Daly and I launched a record/book label, Ozma Records, to publish creative works at the intersection of science, art, ...
06:21 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Trump bullied his way into that "Home Alone 2" cameo, says film's director
To the surprise of absolutely no one, pre-presidential Donald Trump bullied his way into that Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) cameo role, according to the movie's director Chris Columbus.Insider...
04:26 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Australian drones monitor beaches, and not just for sharks
Shark-detecting drones have been commonplace over Australian beaches for a while now. The same skyward technology is now spying for large groups of people. As the summer season ramps up down under l...
03:52 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Police warn man who drives around at 4 a.m. shouting "wakey wakey"
The Hampshire Constabulary in England says that it has received "many complaints" about a man in Gosport who drives around in the early hours yelling "wakey wakey" at the town's mostly-sleeping reside...
03:48 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Arby's Deep Fried Turkey Pillow lets you nap, looks ridiculous
This looks like a bizarre parody ad, but it's real. It was originally scheduled to run during last week's Saturday Night Live, but ultimately did not. Arby's produced a pillow that fits over your head...
03:47 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Baltimore Museum of Art's restrooms to be named in honor of John Waters, for donating 375 pieces of art
What's filthier than having restrooms named after you? Not much! And it makes perfect sense that the honoree is filth elder John Waters. The "Pope of Trash" has bequeathed his 375 pieces from his pers...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing "Mokapzu Park" hilariously recreates a dying planet
Art&Graft created this charming "investor's video" for a post-apocalyptic zoo made of synthesized creatures from human DNA, extinct animal DNA, and animation. If you missed the play on words in th...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Eels release 13th studio album, Earth to Dora
Mark Everett, aka Eels, has released his 13th studio album, Earth to Dora. The video for the first single, "Are We Alright Again," features Eels fan Jon Hamm blissfully listening to the record on head...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing This 27-course mega-package is the ultimate 2021 coding introduction
"If you don't know how to program, you can carry on with a perfectly fine life. But this is going to change soon." –Annette Vee, author of Coding Literacy: How Computer Programming is Changing W...
01:49 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Dolly Parton goes undercover on the internet to answer questions about herself
GQ invited Dolly Parton to take part in their "Actually Me" segment. It's where famous folks answer fan questions but not from their own verified accounts. The legendary singer-songwriter responded to...
01:48 pm GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Bug-based pet protein now available from Purina
From Reuters:Nestle's Purina brand is launching a line of pet food using insects, as the world's biggest food group tests more environmentally sustainable protein sources.The Purina Beyond Nature's...
06:30 am GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Learn all about the new upgraded features of Google Analytics with this training bundle
Google Analytics used to just be a platform you could use to find out how many people went to your website. While basic traffic-tracking and other monitoring is still the bread and butter of this anal...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing The SiftEase is a new way to clean your cat's litter box so you and your feline will both approve
There is no denying the conflict between the cuteness and utter joy we get from our cats, and the utter foulness they leave for us later in their litter box.Sifting through the litter box to uncover w...
01:38 am GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Dog not sure how to eat this noodle
A musician from Salt Lake City, Utah filmed their dog Honey becoming confused about how to eat a noodle. Her reaction is hilarious. [Video]...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Nude man crashes car into grocery store, is arrested after later running naked through senior home
A naked man has been arrested in Montana after crashing his vehicle into a grocery store. No one was injured. Police say he showed signs of drug impairment at the time of his arrest.Police say the man...
01:05 am GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Weather causes SpaceX delay of second astronaut launch to Sunday night
SpaceX is delaying its planned second astronaut flight by a day because of high wind and weather conditions that threaten recovery and recycling of the rocket booster. The launch has been pushed to Su...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, November 14, 2020
BoingBoing Two of 4 'dead' GA voters claimed by Trump are alive and well
Widow, 94, reveals she cast one of the ballots that Trump claimed was submitted by a 'dead voter' Atlanta's 11Alive News confirmed that 2 of the 4 Georgia voters the Trump Campaign accused of fraudul...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Masque of the Red and Blue Death: fancy dinners welcome new blood in Congress
Congressional Republicans and Democrats are to welcome their incoming legislators in two fabulous dinners on Capitol Hill. Tables will be socially distanced, enhanced ventilation will whirr, and death...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Masque of the Red and Blue Death: parties to host fancy Congress dinners
Congressional Republicans and Democrats are to welcome their incoming legislators in two fabulous dinners on Capitol Hill. Tables will be socially distanced, enhanced ventilation will whirr, and death...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Masque of the Red and Blue Death: parties to host fancy Congress dinners (UPDATE: dinner's off)
Congressional Republicans and Democrats are to welcome their incoming legislators in two fabulous dinners on Capitol Hill. Tables will be socially distanced, enhanced ventilation will whirr, and death...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Trump on verge of conceding in Rose Garden speech, changes mind mid-sentence
Reading from a prompter in a Rose Garden speech this afternoon, Trump appeared to concede that he would not lead the next presidential administration, but stopped mid-sentence to hedge his bets."I wil...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Stanley 2-quart thermos on sale
I've had one of these Stanley thermoses for at least 10 years. I've used it a lot and it still looks new, thanks to its durable finish. For the next 11 hours, Amazon is selling it a great discount....
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Last states called: Biden wins Georgia, Trump limps to finish in N.C.
Poll-watchers have finally called Georgia for Joe Biden, who flips a fifth state blueone Democrats haven't taken since 1992. Trump's consolation prize today is North Carolina, which many pollsters tho...
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Get early Black Friday savings on dashboard and backup cams that will help keep you safe on the road
Dashcams help right so many wrongs that they're required equipment for many drivers. Need evidence in the event of an accident? Check. Want to protect yourself from theft or help nab a thief? Check. W...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing How Hollywood makes prop money
Prop money looks like real money, with one major difference, one side is blank. That wasn't always the case. The $1 trillion in prop money used in Rush Hour 2 was printed on both sides and it looked s...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing This is how real soy sauce is made
Masatsugu Fueki shows us his practice of making soy sauce the same way it was done more than 200 years ago at Japan's Fueki Syoyu Brewing factory. This is the real stuff. (Eater)...
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Newly-elected Qanon congresswoman complains about mask rules
QAnon-linked congresswoman-elect for Georgia Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks facemasks, which stop the spread of coronavirus, are "oppressive."Today she tweeted:Our first session of New Member Orientati...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Song Exploder, exploded
Song Exploder is Hrishikesh Hirway's wonderful podcast (and now Netflix show) in which a well-known musician guest on each episode breaks down a song bit-by-bit, reverse engineering the story of its c...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Hollywood's most hated in this week's dubious tabloids
Tabloid readers must be deeply religious folk, judging by the plethora of Christian-themed ads in their pages.Readers this week are invited to purchase a 'Reflections of Hope' hand-blown glass bowl in...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Alaska congressman (87) who ridiculed Covid, has Covid
Alaska Representative Don Young, who called COVID-19 "overblown" and the "beer virus" announced he tested positive for the virus. He posted to Twitter, "I am feeling strong, following proper protocols...
06:35 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Isaac Asimov on how to come up with new ideas
In 1959, science fiction great Isaac Asimov penned a delightful essay about the nature of creativity that was almost entirely unknown until 2014 when one of his old friends discovered it in a file and...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing VR furry adds the adult bookstore to virtual Four Seasons Total Landscaping world
The Four Seasons (Total Landscaping, not the hotel) fun doesn't end. Remember that furry named Coopertom who made the Four Seasons Total Landscaping as a VRChat world? Well, now he's expanded the worl...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Melissa McCarthy apologizes for donation to group with history of anti-LGBT
Sometimes the good we try to do hits a tripwire along the way. Melissa McCarthy's 20 Days of Kindness, which spotlights 20 great charities over 20 days, did just that when they donated $20,000 to Exo...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Apparently, Facebook is a safe haven for people who call for the beheading of public officials
Steve Bannon calls for Dr. Fauci and FBI Director Wray to be beheaded "as a warning to federal bureaucrats"@youtube prohibits "inciting others to commit violent acts against individuals...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing UK Prime Minister's creepy top advisor suddenly quits
Dominic Cummings, the chief political aide of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is leaving his post with immediate effect, reports the BBC. The move comes after days of intrigue and backstabbing at Number...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch blues maestros Son House and Buddy Guy on TV in 1958
"I'm gonna take this thing here, right now, and I can make it say its prayers."Above, blues legends Son House and Buddy Guy perform on Camera Three, an American fine arts TV show that aired on Sundays...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing See the COVID-10 risk level for a Thanksgiving gathering in your US county
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Stanford University developed the COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool that "shows the risk level of attending an event, given the even...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing See the COVID-19 risk level for a Thanksgiving gathering in your US county
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Stanford University developed the COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool that "shows the risk level of attending an event, given the even...
05:23 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Mice returned to their home cage get a cocaine-like dopamine boost, says study
A study conducted at Florida Atlantic University found that mice who were taken from the cage they lived in and later placed back in it caused a surge of dopamine "that mimics the response to a dose o...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing The 2020 Star Wars advent calendar
The 2020 Star Wars advent calendar is a great collection of holiday themed Star Wars knick knackery. My daughter is 14 this year and I hope she never gets too old for this, even tho I don't really kno...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Formerly 11foot8 bridge devours RV's air conditioning units
Though raised 8 inches last year, the 11foot8 bridge is still eating trucks. In the 158th incident filmed at the legendary underpass, it gobbles up the protruding AC units of a large recreational vehi...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Gender-neutral adventure sports footage
Superbloom dismantles expectations about how outdoor sports like skiing, mountain biking, rafting, and rock climbing are packaged and gendered. What is sporting without sex hormones?Today, images of t...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Great history of a 1983 illegal firework factory explosion
Webb's Bait Farm in Tennessee looked like garden-variety earthworm purveyors, but their side hustle manufacturing illegal fireworks turned into one of the deadliest industrial accidents in state histo...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing The history of 1970 polyhedral gaming dice
In this fascinating 25-minute video, game historian Jon Peterson (Playing at the World, Art and Arcana, Heroes' Feast) looks at the polyhedral gaming dice that were introduced in the 1970s and changed...
02:17 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Waterlogged bridge collapses live on air
In this footage, a waterlogged bridge collapses on-air during a news report."I am SO #thankful me and my @FOX46News#photojournalist, @JonMonteFOX46 are okay," wrote reporter Amber Roberts on Twitter a...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing "Awkward," a cute cartoon cavalcade of cringe
Nata Metlukh's animated delight "Awkward" will remind you of cringe-inducing little moments we've all seen, or worse, done. All in a really charming style.Bonus video: GIFs by the same artist.Image: Y...
01:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing The first US vice president of color
Kamala Harris has broken many barriers in her election as vice president of the United States. But the first biracial and the person of color to become vice president was Charles Curtis, who served un...
01:54 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing The wild story of the first known Chinese person to live in Boston in the 1790s
SAMPAN, a Chinese-English newspaper for Chinese and Asian diaspora in New England published by the nonprofit Asian American Civic Association, has a fascinating new post about the first Chinese p...
01:51 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Earliest known photograph of a tornado
This photo was taken on April 26, 1884 and is the earliest known shot of a tornado (compare to the second-earliest). It appears to be a 3D or stereographic image, too, but my effort at recreating the ...
12:57 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Generate your own spaceship
Feed Dolf Veenvliet's ship.shapewright a name, and it will generate a spaceship for you. Here's the starship Boing Boing....
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing How to make vintage cyanotype photo prints
You can turn a film negative into an old-timey cyanotone print with a few chemicals and some printing media. Vinegar or other acidic substances can then be used to intensify the effect.Cyantotone prin...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Elon Musk tests positive (and negative) for Covid after experiencing symptoms
Entrepreneur Elon Musk, suffering from a fever and other symptoms, took a fast Covid test and it came out positive. He took three more, resulting in a total of two positive tests and two negative test...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Take a nerve-wracking trip 600 feet down this abandoned silver mine
If your palms are too dry, this descent into a partially-collapsed abandoned Nevada silver mine should moisten them right up for you. Excellent camera work under incredibly dangerous conditions. Check...
12:19 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing YouTube acknowledges outage
For those emotionally chained to skateboarding fails, internet stars trying out products or their own video parodies, Wednesday must have been panic-attack fuel. YouTube encountered issues for more t...
12:17 pm GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing Delightful furry unboxing video
Most furry unboxing videos are of people out of costume opening a new costume, but this one is Ash Coyote in costume opening a thoughtful gift from their mom.There are lots of other great unboxing one...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing From AWS to Azure to Google Cloud, this training can make you a top-notch cloud engineer
We know that more and more companies and organizations have been moving their operations to cloud-based systems for a while now. And, even if you suspected the COVID-19 pandemic might have fueled that...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, November 13, 2020
BoingBoing In test run, Hyperloop travels almost as fast as Toyota Yaris
Virgin's implementation of the Hyperloop vacuum-tube train hit 100 miles per hour in a test run yesterday, only 8 MPH short of the top speed of the Toyota Yaris. Congratulations, everyone!Still, Virgi...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing White House press secretary: "That would be a question more for the White House."
WAIT. When asked about whether Joe Biden will receive access to intelligence briefings, Kayleigh McEnany says, "That would be a question more for the White House."Kayleigh McEnany IS the WH Press ...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Bullwinkle the television puppet tell kids to pull the knobs off their TV sets (1961)
In an infamous 1961 episode of The Bullwinkle Show, the Bullwinkle puppet encouraged viewers to pull the knobs off their TVs. Parents weren't too happy. From the Lost Media Archive: It was reported t...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing This giant 30,000mAh power pack can tackle all your charging needs on the fly
There are a handful of gift items that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. No one has ever turned up their nose at a gift card, for example. And trust us with the insatiable power needs of the devices each...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Library's elimination of overdue fines increases book returns
Last year, the Chicago Public Library quit charging people fines for overdue books. The library lost out on the average $800-$900,000 they collect annually in late fees but the gain was that long over...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing A baseball at 1000 mph is unsafe
Many people have asked, "what would happen if you fired a baseball from a cannon at a boxing dummy?" The answer is at 4:53 in this video....
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Old dude sings on TikTok
This is David Besch. He's a 65-year-old school bus driver who sings in his car. @dbme1955 Eleanor Rigby #eleanorrigby #beatles @nicm.10 @hayleymacdonald2 original sound – David Besch @dbme...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Sweden's anti-lockdown approach backfires
Antimaskers like to point to Sweden's light-touch approach to COVID-19 as evidence that masks and lockdowns in the US are bad (or a conspiracy to damage the economy as a way to hurt their god-emperor)...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Right-wing outrage songified
Election reaction on the right comes in such gloriously unbridled cadence that the Gregory Brothers made a song out of it. This mashup features all those you would expect: Paula White-Cain, Kenneth Co...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Skating on thin ice with a chainsaw
Thin ice has interesting acoustic and physical properties, as demonstrated by this stone-skipping, vodka-swilling, shirt-removing, chainsaw-wielding gentleman.YOGOMAN also made a pretty cool ice skate...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing This closed terrarium has been going strong since 2007
Though it has lost some biodiversity since being sealed 12 years ago, this terrarium has developed an interesting two-tiered world:Currently the ecosystem is experiencing cycles. As the plant populati...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Now you can design and personalize your own Oreo cookies
OREOiD is a new "online experience" that lets you make personalized Oreo cookies. You can add your logo/photo and personalized text. And you can switch up the creme color, add sprinkles, dip them, an...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Mississippi Republican calls to "succeed" from the union after Biden victory
In a now-deleted tweet, Mississippi State Senate Representative Price Wallace said, "We need to succeed (sic) from the union and form our own country."The tweet came in response to another Mississippi...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Dig into hard ice cream with this pointy tip scoop
The old ice cream scoop we had wasn't really an ice cream scoop. It was a disherand was more suited for scooping mashed potatoes than ice cream. When the trigger mechanism on it finally broke, I happi...
07:19 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing The pros and cons of pet foxes
In about 15 US states, it is legal to own native species of foxes as a pets. Exotic foxes may have different rules. While a fox may look like a cute pet, there's a difference between a socialized anim...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Beware of buying cryptocurrency on Paypal
Paypal now lets you buy and sell cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ethereum. A lot of people are excited about it, and some have speculated that this is why the price of bitcoin has gone up.But Paypa...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Liz and Richard Uihlein, billionaire Trump megadonors of Uline packaging, got COVID-19 after scoffing at risks
Liz Uihlein, 75, said in a message to employees: "After these long months, I thought we'd never get it. Well, Trump got it."Liz and Richard Uihlein, billionaire conservative megadonors and Trump backe...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Billie Eilish: 'Therefore I Am' (VIDEO)
A new Billie Eilish jam, "Therefore I Am," out now. smarturl.it/ThereforeIAmBillie Eilish – "Therefore I Am" Out now. https://t.co/2iz0SgqbBt pic.twitter.com/gPK791PdkA— billie eilish (@bi...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Grandiose narcissists reject experts, study finds
I didn't know there are two types of narcissists until I came across this new study, titled "Grandiose narcissists and decision making: Impulsive, overconfident, and skeptical of expertsbut seldom in ...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Pope Francis congratulates Biden in phone call
President-elect Joe Biden, who will be the second Catholic to serve as U.S. president, spoke today with Pope Francis.Pope Francis congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his election win, which U.S...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Bear mom and cub not sure how to get down from up in this tree
A family in Denver, Colorado, looked out their window one day and saw a very large black bear mom and two cubs way up in a tree, out in the yard. They video'd it, and thank goodness mom bear figured o...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Some oysters house creepy inhabitants
I recently shucked a Blue Point oyster I had purchased from the local grocery store and something popped out of it. It was pinkish-orange, globular and seemingly gelatinous. This pea-sized object tu...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing RNC Chief of Staff Richard Walters tests positive for COVID-19
Earlier today we learned that Trump advisor Corey Lewandowski has tested positive for coronavirus. Now, RNC Chief of Staff Richard Walters has also tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, ...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Female mongooses will start a war to get sex
Image: Charles J Sharp/CC BY-SA 4.0 Banded mongooses are fearless fighters, and are famous for standing up to venomous snakes. A new study, combining observation and genetic analysis, shows that they'...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Corey Lewandowski, Trump campaign adviser, has coronavirus
Corey Lewandowski, an adviser to the Trump campaign, has tested positive for the coronavirus. [CNN]Mr. Lewandowski was present at the White House on election night, which is increasingly looking like ...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Herzog's new film Fireball, all about meteorites, premieres tomorrow
Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds, premiering tomorrow on Apple TV+, is filmmaker Werner Herzog and geoscientist Clive Oppenheimer's new documentary about meteorites, their impact (heh) on culture...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing How to minimize COVID-19 transmission during Thanksgiving: Pass the stuffing, not the coronavirus
The absolute best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to not have extended family gatherings, or participate in gatherings at all. But not everyone is going to be capable of following that guidance....
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus outbreaks on mink farms could speed mutations which can spread back to humans: EU report
Europe's health authority warns the spread of COVID-19 among mink and other animals could hasten and increase the number of coronavirus mutations, which can then potentially jump back to humans.A stat...
04:34 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this Nebraska broadcaster's hilariously awkward and direct 1980s celebrity interviews
Nebraska TV personality Leta Powell Drake, now 82, is best known for her hilariously direct and often "inappropriate" interrogations of celebrities in the 1980s, a fine sampling of which you can view ...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Meet Grittney, the sexy female Gritty no one asked for
A London-based costume designer decided to make a sexy female version of Gritty, named Grittney, just to mock Donald Trump's 2020 election loss.From Philebrity:"I wanted her to be upsettingly sexy," R...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Third Spanish art restoration goes wonderfully awry
It's being described as "The potato head of Palencia"yet another botched restoration of an invaluable work of art executed by amateurs in Spain.The potato head of Palencia now joins a pantheon of othe...
03:48 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Exploding whale film gloriously restored in 4K
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Florence, Oregon dynamiting a beached whale, the owners of the original film footage had it expertly restored and scanned in glorious meaty wet 4K. Now you can dis...
03:36 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Explorers revisit a whale carcass one year later
You may recall that last year, Nautilus EV discovered a whale fall being actively scavenged. One year later they returned to see what happens a year after a baleen whale dies and sinks to the bottom o...
03:36 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing New memorial to Native American veterans opens on the National Mall
The new National Native American Veterans Memorial is now open on the National Mall in DC.Throughout US history, American Indians and Alaska Natives have enlisted in the Armed Forces at a rate five ti...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Crazy road rager stopped with a grappler
When grappler demonstration videos came out (previously), many people questioned their real-world viability. Here's a recent example of an insane road rage incident brought to a safe and peaceful end ...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing The Japanese version of MARIO KART 64 included Mario-brand cigarettes and Yoshi-brand motor oil
From Comic Book Resources:In the Japanese version of Mario Kart 64, the Flower Cup's Mario Raceway bears several advertising posters for a company called Marioro. As its layout and poorly co...
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Tardigrades glow blue to protect selves from UV light
A species of tardigrade shields itself from UV light using a glowing blue pigment, researchers have discovered. Eswarappa found that like many other tardigrades, these Paramacrobiotus are resistant to...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Breeding by great tits under threat from climate change
A new research paper from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford examines the potential impacts of climate change on great tits:We apply structured population models to a wellcharacteri...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Guy gets mobbed by chonker raccoons nightly
James Blackwood has a lot of huge fans in his Nova Scotia neighborhood: a gaggle of well-fed raccoon rescues that get to try whatever treat the Raccoon Whisperer surprises them with.His most popular i...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Supernatural water-skipping golf shot
Pro golfer Jon Rahm apparently summoned divine spirits to compel a golf shot to walk on water and bend across a green to roll in for a hole-in-one at The Masters during a practice round. From pond to ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Get Apple AirPods Pro and all the accessories now at Black Friday prices
For hot items, you can already feel the engines revving for Black Friday. Sure, this year, we will probably see a decided lack of retail warriors on the ground charging through Target and Walmart, but...
01:36 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Video: enraged Trump supporter threatens, spits at teen
A teenager in Florida got into an argument with a belligerent Trump supporter and filmed his appalling behavior. The man exited his truck to get in her face, threatened to hurt her, repeatedly tried t...
01:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Biden wins Arizona, first Dem to take state since Clinton era
A third credible poll-watcher called Arizona for Joe Biden last night, capping off a weeklong vote-count there for the president-elect. Fox News and the AP called it for Biden shortly after the close ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing This traditional Japanese wind chime is the perfect background noise
A fuurin is a traditional Japanese wind chime, usually bell-shaped with a clapper that allows a paper windcatcher to be attached. The one above is a suzumushi, or singing cricket, but they come in a n...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Maker shows how to make a beautiful pine needle basket
Marina from Wild She Goes shows how to use ponderosa pine needles to make a pretty and functional basket, in the traditional style.She points to this amazing and inspirational site with elaborate and ...
12:36 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing President-Elect Joe Biden recites "The Cure at Troy" by Seamus Heaney
"Hope and history rhyme" has been a recurring motif throughout the Presidential campaign of former Vice President, now Presidential-Elect Joe Biden. The words come from The Cure At Troy, a famous tran...
12:36 pm GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing A new bike path directly connects New York City to Canada
The 750-mile Empire State Bike Trail is expected to be fully open and operational by the end of 2020, according to the New York Post. In 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the Empire State Trail to ...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing The Alpcour Bike Stand turns your road bike into an awesome indoor bike
As the winter months settle in, a lot of our favorite outdoor activities will inevitably end up in deep-freeze until next spring's thaw. Unfortunately, one of those is cycling. But while rain, snow, c...
02:19 am GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing The best book about Bitcoin
Now that bitcoin is bumping up against $16k, a few people have asked me how they can learn more about bitcoin. I've read about 10 books on Bitcoin (for my work as a researcher at Institute for the Fut...
02:01 am GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Wonder if this is a coup? Check the Coup-o-meter
The folks at Dissent & Company created a useful Coup-o-meter to let you know how close we are to a coup. Nov 10: An update to the Coup-o-meter: the meter has not moved toward democracy or toward a...
01:53 am GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing All donations to Trump's election challenge under $8k will go to his PAC and the RNC
Donations under $8,000 to what Trump says is an effort to challenge election results will instead go to his political action committee and the RNC, according to the fine print https://t.co/fjJjBM6bCw ...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Donations up to $8K for Trump 'election defense' fund actually go to Trump RNC, not legal expenses
Outgoing impeached U.S. President Donald Trump is on a crazy "voter fraud" rampage, and his team is texting and emailing MAGA followers asking for money to ostensibly challenge the election result in...
01:39 am GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing The DoJ allowed an oil company to hide $10 million in political donations as part of its bankruptcy filings
In early 2020, the Denver-based Extraction Oil & Gas company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, hoping to reorganize or otherwise free itself from $1.7 billion in debt. (Because making a ...
01:26 am GMT - Thu, November 12, 2020
BoingBoing Is YouTube down? YES, 'video playback' problems, worldwide, YouTube TV Google TV also affected
It's not just you, and it's not just your imagination. YouTube is reportedly experiencing video playback issues around the world, and the problems with playback also affect YouTube TV and Google TV.Th...
11:29 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing New Yorker writer fired after zoom dick incident
Jeffrey Toobin, the New Yorker writer who exposed his penis to colleagues on a videoconference call, was today fired by the magazine. Toobin's name quickly became synonymous with online genital exposu...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing This SwiftUI training course explains how to create an app for all of your Apple devices
App development isn't easy. Even if you've got a great idea for an app, building it and getting it into the hands of users is another story entirely. For example, if you decide to build an app for the...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Ticketmaster's plan for checking your COVID-19 status before entering concerts
Ticketmaster is developing a plan that would only allow ticket holders to enter concert venues if they've received a COVID-19 vaccine or tested negative within 24-72 hours. According to Billboard, Tic...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Dropshipping sounds like a terrible way to make money
"Dropshipping is the single worst self-imposed journey I've sent myself on in recent memory," writes Ryan Bassil for Vice. In his entertaining article, he describes how he followed the advice of drops...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Alex Trebek's cursing outtakes from Jeopardy! promotional clips
"Dumb sonofabitch, you don't watch it 24 hours a day."...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Here's an unboxing, teardown, and review of the new $80 Raspberry Pi 400 computer
The Raspberry Pi 400 is an $80 all-in-one keyboard computer. Plug it into a monitor and you've got a decent Linux computer. In this video, Howchoo unboxes one, puts it together and tears it down. Thes...
07:42 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Far out UFO house for sale
This rare, original Futuro home in Christchurch, New Zealand is up for sale. The good news is you can ship it anywhere! (Unfortunately, it doesn't fly on its own though.) No price is listed. Designed ...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Why Japan's MiniDisc cases were the best
The now-defunct MiniDisc format was introduced in 1992. I still have a minidisc player but haven't used it for years. In this video, I found out that album cases for pre-recorded mini discs are much b...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Auction of spectacular NASA photo collection
Victor Martin-Malburet has amassed one of the most spectacular collection of photographs documenting the American space program from the 1940s to the 1970s. Now, the vintage prints, totaling more than...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to "Inside Star Trek," a behind-the-scenes LP from 1976
"Inside Star Trek" is a 1976 record album featuring behind-the-scenes stories, interviews, sound effects, and music. Unfortunately, the music tracks "The Star Trek Dream" and "A Letter From A Network ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Get early Black Friday savings on these essential Apple Watch accessories
With sales on Apple Watch models already starting to heat up ahead of Black Friday and the rest of the holiday shopping season, you may want to consider some Apple Watch accessories to go under the tr...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Chromatic typewriter
Though "just" a sculpture, Tyree Callahan's Chromatic Typewriter (2011) so perfectly implies its functionality that I think someone should build a working one pronto. If you want to see it in person o...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Come on down to Mar a Lago, the White-House-in-Exile!
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...
02:23 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Ping pong balls reportedly float on Xbox Series X's vent
In a charming illustration of Bernoulli's principle, the air vent on the new XBox Series X game console is reportedly fast and direct to keep a ping pong ball afloat. u/SnowFlakesMilkHoney on Reddit p...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing How to find anything on the internet
My new favorite word: dorking  the use of search engines to find very specific data.This blog post on alec.fyi outlines all the ways to use advanced Google Search to find any webpage, emails, inf...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing The big difference between the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro
Apple yesterday announced the first Macs to use its own system-on-a-chip, replacing Intel parts with silicon designed ground-up to purpose. Apple claims the ARM-based hardware is more powerful and far...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Livestreams with nobody watching
No one is watching these streamers right now. They are at war in Call of Duty or building their blocky homes in Minecraft, and still no one is watching. You can drop in on them and be their only audie...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Slapstick monkey
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12:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Annalee Newitz explains why we should colonize Venus instead of Mars
Author and OG io9 founder Annalee Newitz has an excellent new SubStack newsletter (although, doesn't everyone?) called The Hypothesis. Each week so far has been a focused explosion of themed scientifi...
12:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing German scientists conducted a coronavirus concert test with 1200 audience members
In August, German scientists invited a group of 1200 volunteers to attend a 10-hour long "concert" to learn more about the potential spread of coronavirus at live concerts. Upon arriving at the 8000-s...
12:34 pm GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Relax for 30 minutes with the Singing Ringing Tree
On a hilltop in Burney, Lancashire, the Singing Ringing Tree hums with the sound of the breeze blowing through its tubes. Enjoy the birds, wind, and sunset in this ASMR video by Richard Cutler.Via Wik...
03:33 am GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing One in 5 people who get COVID-19 experience mental illness within 90 days, study reports
Many COVID-19 survivors are probably at greater risk of developing mental illness, said psychiatrists this week, after a large study found 20% people the coronavirus are also diagnosed with a psychiat...
03:23 am GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing TikTok says Trump regime forgot about ban, app maker wants to know what's up
"TikTok has filed a petition in a US Court of Appeals calling for a review of actions by the Trump administration's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFUIS)."TikTok says the Trump ...
03:06 am GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Trump having a normal one on Twitter again, lying about the election
The soon-to-be-former president is tweeting and retweeting a flurry of falsehoods on Twitter tonight. Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge he lost the election to Joe Biden, and amplifying politica...
02:54 am GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing These TaoTronics noise-canceling headphones give you an escape from the world outside your ears
One of the secrets of tech manufacturers is that if you know the brands to look for, you can sometimes buy quality products from a smaller brand with the same components inside as those used by the bi...
02:51 am GMT - Wed, November 11, 2020
BoingBoing Texas televangelist who falsely linked pandemic to premarital sex dies of COVID-19
In March, 'End Times' pastor Irvin Baxter said COVID-19 is a 'wake-up call' from God on the sin of fornication. Baxter died of complications from COVID-19 less than 8 months later.The Dallas Morning ...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Read the authors that inspired Gary Gygax and the origins of D&D in Appendix N.
UK's Strange Attractor Press has just announced the release of the special hardback edition of Appendix N: The Eldritch Roots Of Dungeons & Dragons, by Boing Boing contributor Peter Bebergal. When...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to become an in-demand Cisco engineer with this expert-led training
Categorizing someone as a power user is usually just a nebulous term, meaning they spend a lot of time with a system or a procedure, and likely knows a lot about it through experience. But, if you're ...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Good price on a 12-pack of bar towels
A set of twelve white terrycloth 16 x 9 inch bar towels (aka bar mops) are on sale on Amazon right now for a good price. They come in other colors, too, but cost a bit more....
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing 10 reasons why you should smoke cocaine-infused cigarettes
I love the circa 1890 advertising copy for these cocaine cigarettes:Since the days of Sir Walter Raleigh mankind has used the "fragrant weed" in ever increasing quantities, in spite of its acknowledge...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing This softbody Tetris animation is soothing to watch
Image: YouTubeMike Pompeo tried to ruin my day, but then I watched a few C4D4U videos and now everything is great again....
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing The new Mary Shelley statue is bad
If you are going to make a statue of author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, it's probably a good idea to make one that doesn't suck.From The Guardian:Hambling's work, cast in silvered bronze, "...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing The new statue honoring Mary Wollstonecraft is terrible
[11/10/2020 Update – the statue, Mary on the Green, honors Mary Wollstonecraft, not Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, her daughter] If you are going to make a statue honoring author Mary Wollstonecra...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Top ten emerging technologies of 2020
Scientific American shares its top ten list of emerging technologies identified by a group of experts they convened with the World Economic Forum. To make the list, they write, the technology "must ha...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Mike Pompeo: "There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration"
Asked today about the administration's transition plans following Joe Biden's victory in last week's presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "There will be a smooth transition, to a...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Woman arrested for impersonating FBI agent to get free Chick-fil-A
Kimberly Ragsdale, 47, of Georgia was arrested for impersonating an FBI agent in an attempt to get a free meal at Chick-fil-A. Employees called the police and asked to see her FBI credentials. When sh...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Watch NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian cursing on a hot mic
"Oh, shit. Fuck."So sorry for the profanity I used on air last hour. I was experiencing some technical difficulties and mistakenly hung up on the control room, though my mic still was on. Perils of pl...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Watch NBC reporter mutter sh*t and f*ck when he thought mic was off
Referring to Trump's refusal to cooperate with the Trump-Biden transition this morning, anchor Craig Melvin asked reporter Ken Delanian, "Ken, what have you learned, sir?" And Delanian's response? "Oh...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing This week is the 50th anniversary of Oregon's exploding whale!
On November 9, 1970, a 14 meter-long, 7,300 kg sperm whale washed up on the central Oregon coast. The Oregon Highway Division had the bright idea of exploding the whale using 450 kg of dynamite. The t...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Skip the coffee shop and get fresh-brewed coffee right from this travel mug-sized brewer
We knew it had to happen, right? From old school brewers, to Keurigs, to Starbucks, and beyond, the art of brewing coffee has been put into overdrive in recent years. But, until now, we'd never really...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing How tri-color e-ink works
E-ink displays are usually monochrome, but tri-color displays are starting to become more common and affordable. The Adafruit video explains how tri-color e-ink displays work....
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing AMC cinemas now offering private party screenings for $100
Today, AMC Entertainment, struggling due to COVID-19, launched a new private cinema rental program. They had been testing the offering for the last month and received a staggering 110,000 inquiries in...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this head-stabilized video of a champion hurdler
Grant Holloway is the world champion in the 110 meter hurdles. Watch the fascinating video above in which his head is digitally stabilized. From Kottke:In this view, you can clearly see how expert hur...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News anchor reacts without realizing she's live on the air
Just when you thought you had Fox News and all of its minions pegged as soulless Trumpian robots honest, actual reporting has been oozing out of the right-leaning network. Example: Neil Cavuto cuttin...
03:22 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Shetland ponies groom one another
In this footage, two Shetland ponies may be observed grooming one another.Previously in Shetland ponies:Shetland pony in a pubScotland enlists Shetland Ponies in Cardigans to compel you to visit Scotl...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Unnervingly good entry in the "what languages sound like to non-speakers" genre
Over the years there've been many amusing and clever illustrations of what English (or other languages) sound like to non-speakers. This latest example, by Diego J. Rivas, offers a complete tour of En...
02:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Cool sound from dropping a chunk of ice down a borehole
Peter Neff demonstrated what happens when you drop a chunk of ice down a 300-foot borehole in the Antarctic ice. Hint: pew!Bonus video: Star Wars laser sound:Image: YouTube / Storyful via Peter NeffPr...
02:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter: Trump loses his special privileges with the presidency
Twitter had to contrive a reason to let Donald Trump remain on the service despite his constant breaking of its rules, and the reason it cooked up was a general-purpose "public interest" exemption for...
02:06 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Browser extension to show classic Google search results
Google search now typically shows advertising for other Google things atop its search resultsmore than 40 percent of the home page, according to a recent investigation published by The Markup. So they...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing One architect's vision of the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library
Coinciding with Election Day on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, DJTrumpLibrary.com was finally updated. The website includes 3D renderings of a proposed version of the 45th President's Presidential Library...
01:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Madame Tussauds in Berlin added a dumpster to their Trump display
Madame Tussauds in Berlin updated their Trump wax figure, placing the lame duck president in a dumpster festooned with garbage bags, a MAGA hat, and tweets.At one point in this short news clip, they w...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Scooby-Doo co-creator Ken Spears dead at 82
Ken Spears, 82, died in Los Angeles on Friday. Spears was an animation legend and the co-creator of Scooby-Doo with longtime business partner Joe Ruby, who died just 10 weeks ago."Warner Bros. Animati...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing What booking the Four Seasons Total Landscaping parking lot probably sounded like
Okay, I cleaned it up a bit. Try THIS vastly superior one: pic.twitter.com/o2Ly1esaEd— (@JohnMattson) November 8, 2020When the Trump administration hilariously (and accidentally, right??) booke...
01:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News cuts away from Kayleigh McEnany mid-lie about Trump election fraud
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, I just think we have to be very clear," says host Neil Cavuto. "She's charging that the other side is welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting. Unless she has more details to ba...
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Gun stocks fall after news of coronavirus vaccine
On Monday, November 9, Pzifer announced that their trials of a coronavirus vaccine had been 90 percent effective. That's good news!But as Reuters reports, this news was a bummer for stockholders in fi...
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Watch VR furries marvel at a Four Season Total Landscaping virtual world
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, on Monday, a VRChat furry named Coopertom debuted a virtual reality replica of the Four Seasons Total Landscaping parking lot. In the clip, he tells a...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Antarctica's head chef plans almost 1 million meals in advance
Keeping everyone in Antarctica fed is a massive logistical undertaking. McMurdo Station in Antarctica houses about 900 scientists in peak season, and the head chef has to plan out months in advance be...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Getting started in old school Dungeons & Dragons
In this Questing Beast video, Ben looks at a number of popular OSR (Old School Revival, Old School Renaissance, Old School Roleplaying) rulesets and touches on what distinguishes each. If you've seen ...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Banging pots and pans, New Yorkers celebrate Biden victory
In the same spirit of the New York Football Giants (1-7) or the New York Jets (0-8) winning a championship New Yorkers took to their balconies on the Upper East Side to bang pots and pans for Joe Bide...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Bear cub attempts to enter the U.S. without proper documentation
Possibly emboldened by the promise of new hope in the United States as a result of the Biden-Harris presidential win a black bear cub tried to cross into Alaska from British Columbia.A traveller sough...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Ben Carson says he got coronavirus from 'probably somewhere, out there in the universe,' HUD Secretary recovering at home
Carson was at the White House for an election night party. HUD Secretary Ben Carson is the latest Trump administration official to test positive for the coronavirus that causes the potentially lethal...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Watch baby and dog at same time with this one weird clothesline trick
"Best kid and dog sitting hack ever," from an Australian mom. From Storyful:A New South Wales mother has devised an inventive way to keep a nine-month-old baby and pet occupied, creating a clever hack...
03:33 am GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Remebering Alex Trebek and the Jeopardy! wedding
1998 Tournament of Champions winner Dan Melia marries Dara Hellman on the Jeopardy! set. Their vows were on the game board, they rang in to say their vows, and the ceremony was performed by fellow 5-t...
03:33 am GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Remembering Alex Trebek and the Jeopardy! wedding
1998 Tournament of Champions winner Dan Melia marries Dara Hellman on the Jeopardy! set. Their vows were on the game board, they rang in to say their vows, and the ceremony was performed by fellow 5-t...
03:22 am GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Theta named 29th storm of Atlantic hurricane season, record broken: most named storms in a single season
Subtropical Storm Theta sets a new record for the most named tropical systems in the Atlantic basin in a season.Breaking news tonight, Theta becomes the 29th storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane s...
03:13 am GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Biden transition team may take legal action against GSA for refusing to recognize win
The transition team of President-elect Joe Biden may take legal action against ongoing foot-dragging by the General Service Agency (GSA), which is still refusing to recognize the Biden-Harris victory ...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing With Tidal, Kast TV, and more, this package will help keep you entertained this winter
As cold winter weather starts to settle in over much of the U.S., people are becoming less and less eager to leave the house. Add in the effects of a global pandemic and it's a safe bet to assume we'l...
02:58 am GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Top DOJ official in charge of voter fraud probe quits within hours of Barr memo
"Mr. Barr's authorization prompted the Justice Department official who oversees investigations of voter fraud, Richard Pilger, to step down from the post within hours"Anyone else feel like this is a c...
12:44 am GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Learn to fold the world's best (literally) paper airplane
John Collins, better known as the Paper Airplane Guy, has been a professional paper plane folder more than 30 yearsand a Guinness World Record champion for "Farthest Flight by a Paper Aircraft" (226' ...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, November 10, 2020
BoingBoing Use this code to get a wireless Nintendo Switch controller for cheap
I've put off buying a Switch controller because I don't want to spend $60. But if you use code 50VTY8Z5 at checkout you can get this highly-rated third-party wireless Switch controller for a great pri...
11:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing A beautiful book about walking to coffeeshops in rural Japan
Craig Mod is a writer and creative person who's lived in Japan for a long time. I subscribe to his excellent podcasts (On Margins, about making books, and SW945, 15 minutes of binaural audio recorded ...
11:28 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Richard Kadrey and Cassandra Khaw have a new dark fantasy series coming soon
Good news for fans of Richard Kadrey and Cassandra Khaw. They've just announced a two-book deal with Nightfire/Tor about a "freelance psychic operative tracking an ever-morphing supernatural serial ki...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing The Colors of Noise: different kinds of static have distinctive tones
This is from the free issue of my newsletter,The Magnet. Here's apreview of this week's subscriber issue, which has items about Vintage magic zines, sketchbook creatures, a magical realism bot, and mo...
10:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Guy sends a "hotter more successful" lookalike to his high school reunion
Stephen was bullied in high school. When his 10-year-graduation came up he hired a "hotter more successful" lookalike in his stead. Watch the video to find out what happened.From the YouTube descripti...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing This solid wood headphone stand can wirelessly charge your devices
As you scan your eye across your home office desk, is it all starting to get a little…cluttered? Junk piling up, cords tangled everywhere, even important accessories littered across your workspa...
08:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Nanoloop, the classic Nintendo Gameboy cartridge, is now its own hardware-based synthesizer
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...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Eating chili peppers may increase lifespan
Researchers looked at health records of 570,000 people from the United States, Italy, China, and Iran and found that people who regularly eat peppers had about a 25% reduction in cardiovascular mortal...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Boat shaped like a zipper pull "unzips" Tokyo's Sumida River
Japanese sculptor and installation artist Yasuhiro Suzuki created this 9 meter-long "Zip-Fastener Ship" to "unzip" Tokyo's Sumida River. From MyModernMet:Suzukiwho is known for drawing inspiration fro...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter confirms Trump will lose "public interest protections" for tweets when Biden takes office
Twitter has two sets of rules for users loose ones for public officials and more restrictive ones for everyone else. Trump relies on Twitter's "public interest protections" to tweet threats, lies, an...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing McDonald's announces "McPlant", vague new vegetable-based food product line
Today McDonald's announced "McPlant", a new food line of food products. Though it isn't describing exactly what or who McPlant is, it will include veggie burgers that taste more like meat. Internation...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing McDonald's will introduce a line of plant-based burgers
"McPlant is crafted exclusively for McDonald's, by McDonald's,"says Ian Borden, McDonald's international president. "In the future, McPlant could extend across a line of plant-based products including...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Physicists make tiny model of Star Trek's USS Voyager that's smaller than a human hair
Researchers at Leiden University are developing methods to 3D print synthetic microswimmers, microscopic devices that can propel themselves by interacting with the chemicals in their surrounding envir...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Powell's Books is now selling perfume that smells like old books
The great Oregon indie bookshop Powell's Books is now selling a perfume that smells like old books. "Powell's By Powell's" is a unisex fragrance with notes of wood, violet, and "biblichor" (old book s...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Hexagons are the bestagons
CGP Grey looks at why hexagons are so great, and why honeybees like them so much. It comes down to tiling efficiency. Unlike triangles and squares, hexagons do not divide into smaller versions of them...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Dubai has a whole junkyard of supercars
YouTuber Supercar Blondie toured Dubai's supercar graveyard, where people with more money than driving ability dump their destroyed performance vehicles. She even finds some money in one of them.Mo st...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Diabolical ice cream theft
Watch the bro-on-bro crime take place in the background of a Fox Sports live report. Wait for it… pic.twitter.com/4VlXr9oYot— Funny Vines (@FunnyVines) November 6, 2020The thief actually...
03:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Jeopardy!'s Alex Trebek saying "genre" over and over and over
A: This classic clip is an example of a certaingenreof Internet video.Q: What is a supercut?RIP, Alex Trebek.image: YouTube (https://youtu.be/tGSpli03XFM)...
03:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Restoration of 37-year old IBM keyboard
Restoring this IBM Model F keyboard, approaching its fourth decade of life, required more than a spudger and soap. In fact, Brennon required power-tools to do the job right, and much elbow grease besi...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Police stop man walking fake dog after curfew
In Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, police stopped a fellow walking his dog after a COVID-19 curfew. Turned out, the dog was a stuffed toy that the man was dragging around on a leash. From UPI:The ma...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing UK company "> LTD" told to change its name
A British company named "<SCRIPT SRC=HTTPS://MJT.XSS.HTLTD" was ordered to change its name after regulators realized what was funny about it: it is a snippet of malicious HTML code that exploits p...
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing WebGL fluid simulation
The WebGL Fluid Simulation is another of those distracting, charming websites where you generate wildly-colorful scenes on-screen by clicking and swishing your finger/pointer about. You can fiddle wit...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Apple lifts threat to remove popular terminal app from App Store
Apple was about to remove iSH, a popular terminal emulator app, from the App Store. iSH is a bland app for IT drain-cleaning, does nothing dangerous to users or threatening to Apple, and competes with...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing With NordVPN and NordPass, your online security is covered for 2 years
An easy way to scare yourself is to think about how badly you, your finances, your family, and more could be hurt if every scrap of information about what you do online was stolenlike all of your bank...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Eva Cassidy performing "People Get Ready"
Enjoy the late, great Eva Cassidy performing Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready," live at the venerable DC jazz club, Blues Alley in Georgetown, on January 3rd, 1996."There ain't no room for the hop...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Edwardian home electrical wiring was scary stuff
The advent of electrical lighting and appliances came with a lot of trial and error, meaning a lot of injuries, destruction, and death before things got standardized and safety-tested. In Edwardian ti...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Death metal band performs John Cage's 4' 33"
It's nice to see the kids expanding their ears and exploring the classics. Here, Austrian death metal band, Dead Territory, performs John Cage's avant-garde "negative soundscape," 4' 33." You gotta lo...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Miley Cyrus collabs with Stevie Nicks on Midnight Sky/Edge of Seventeen mashup
Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks are two great tastes that taste great together in "Edge of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix)." It's a mashup duet of Miley's August 2020 track "Midnight Sky" and Stevie's 1981...
12:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Autotuned cat fight
E Flat. That's what these two fighting cats are autotuned too, according to the video's creator. Brian of BetaSmash used Melodyne Autotune to make this masterpiece.I'm trying to show that cats have a ...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the Rolling Stones' first live performance of "Sympathy For The Devil" with a dancing John Lennon
The above video comes from the Stones' concert film The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, which was designed to be an actual circus. Filmed in 1968, the video was never actually released until 1996...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing NYPD official in charge of handling workplace harassment accused of decades of racist ranting
NYPD Deputy Inspector James F. Kobel has allegedly been posting racist messages under the name "Clouseau" on a popular NYPD message board for more than 2 decades, according to the New York Times:Betwe...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Rare yellow turtle found in West Bengal
Indian Forest Service officer Debashish Sharma recently tweeted about the discovery of a rare all-yellow Flapshell Turtle in a pond in West Bengal.Today a Yellow Turtle was rescued from a Pond in Burd...
12:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Pfizer Covid vaccine "90% effective"
Pfizer and Biontech report that their covid vaccine led to immunity in 90% of recipients in the first analysis of its effectiveness, far exceeding the 75% hoped for and the 50% that U.S. infectious di...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 25% on this flat-panel HDTV antenna with an 80 mile range
Just a few days ago, streaming giant, Netflix, announced their plans to raise U.S. standard plan prices by $1 a month, and premium plans by $2 per month. It's a safe bet that it won't be the last time...
01:16 am GMT - Mon, November 9, 2020
BoingBoing Total Landscaping: A Masque
The Atlantic's James Parker wins the Sunday coverage of Election 2020 and the sad and silly Trumpian aftermath with a poem: "Total Landscaping: A Masque."America is loose as a gooseIt avoided becoming...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing This electric guitar and amp kit can get any musician ready to rock
This is a great holiday gift option for the music lover or aspiring musician in your life. This gives people of all ages the chance to rock. And, let's face it, if you give an electric guitar to your ...
09:26 pm GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Watch televangelist Kenneth Copeland "laugh" at Biden win
Here is Christian evangelical leader Kenneth Copeland laughing at the claim that Joe Biden has won the U.S. election. The word "laughing" doesn't quite capture what you're about to see and hear in thi...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing 26 of the best lightning cable deals for charging your Apple devices
While its sales figures remain shrouded in mystery, it's safe to say there are loads and loads of iPhone 12 phones currently being purchased by owners worldwide. And, while power adapters and headphon...
06:48 pm GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Who was the Jeopardy! host who died this morning?
Alex Trebek. The 36-year host of Jeopardy! died this morning at age 80. Last year, Trebek was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. "In this day and age, when there is so much societal tension, ga...
05:29 pm GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Did BBC Sounds host Mary Ann Hobbs uncover a new clue in David Bowie's Black Star?
Here's an interesting post from the BBC Radio 6 Music's Facebook page.On air this morning (rewind on BBC Sounds), [Mary Ann Hobbs] said: "I think I might have found one of the references to 'Lazarus' ...
05:29 pm GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Did BBC Radio 6 Music host Mary Ann Hobbs uncover a new clue in David Bowie's Black Star?
Here's an interesting post from the BBC Radio 6 Music's Facebook page.On air this morning (rewind on BBC Sounds), [Mary Ann Hobbs] said: "I think I might have found one of the references to 'Lazarus' ...
03:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Lock down a discounted MacBook, iMac, or Mac mini before Black Friday
With Black Friday right around the corner, you might already be thinking about some new digital hardware.Right now, Apple has dropped prices on several models of its certified refurbished Mac mini, iM...
03:15 pm GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Minecraft music slowed down is even more beautiful
If you're looking for some superchill ambient vibes, check out this slowed-down version of songs found in Minecraft. Songs included:Subwoofer Lullaby: 0:00 Living Mice: 4:37 Haggstrom: 8:01 Minecraft:...
03:12 pm GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Cyriak details his recent heart attack: "It was horrible"
UK animator Cyriak Harris suffered a heart attack earlier this week. He survived the ordeal, living to tell his nightmarish tale. We're glad to hear he's home and on the mend.So, I had a heart attack ...
03:10 pm GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Kenyan journalist reports on US election like Americans report on other elections
Patrick Gathara is a Nairobi-based journalist and political cartoonist. Earlier this week, he applied the best of all his skillsets in a Twitter thread that satirizes the colonialist faux-objectivity ...
11:30 am GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing This wireless solar-powered backup camera is effective and easy to install
Backup cameras have been in cars for a long time, and continue to play a significant role in car safety features. The U.S. Congress made its first big step toward requiring them to be considered stand...
06:15 am GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Get over 35 hours of training on Raspberry Pi, Python, and ROS2 for just $50
Not everybody is wired to be a tinkerer. Some of us just want to push the on button, have a machine spring to life, do its job, and be done with it. But if you're someone who looks at that whirring, s...
04:15 am GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing The Bakblade is a quick, easy answer to eliminating all your back hair problems
There's no getting around it. Humans are hairy creatures. In fact, some of us are incredibly hairy creatures. While men with full, luscious heads of hair are deemed attractive and sexy, guys with...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to build our very own Android app with the help of these classes
If you've got a smartphone or tablet, odds are you've got over 100 different apps already sharing space on your home screens. But while the average user will check that device over 60 times a day, the...
02:19 am GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Captain John J. Sheridan's thoughts on the election: "We have come home!"
Captain Sheridan – Babylon 5, Endgame"This is not the voice of treason. These are your sons, your daughters, whose loyalties have never wavered, whose beliefs in this Alliance has forced us to t...
02:15 am GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing This build-it-yourself musical Tesla coil looks and sounds positively otherworldly
Anybody can learn to play the piano. Or a violin. Or the guitar. But how many musicians are game to jump in and start learning to play electricity itself?That's part of the appeal of the Tesla coil, a...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing Artkive Box lets you preserve your child's artwork forever as a brilliant hardcover book
Check with almost any parent and they'll probably be able to tell you exactly where it is. You know…the box.The box that collects the accumulated masterpiece works of their junior Picasso over t...
12:15 am GMT - Sun, November 8, 2020
BoingBoing This sleep robot could actually fix what's keeping you up at night
Do you really need a sleep robot? Do you need a robot to cut your meat for you and teach you how to walk and chew gum at the same time too?At first glance, a sleep robot probably sounds pretty silly. ...
10:15 pm GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing No soil? No problem for this hydroponic planter that brings all your growing inside
If you have a genuine craving for homegrown veggies and herbs, but don't have space to, ya know, actually grow them, hydroponic gardening could be your ultimate answer. From the desert to the frozen n...
08:41 pm GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing July 4, 2030: Opening of the Trump Presidential Library
Fireworks and fanfare greeted the opening of the Donald J Trump Presidential Library Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, today.President Trump, aged 84, attended the ceremony in handcuffs, allow...
04:43 pm GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing BIDEN BEATS TRUMP
IT'S OFFICIAL!!!!!A Drudge Report for the ages, above.Statement by President-elect Joe Biden:"In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democ...
04:31 pm GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing TV networks call election for Biden
At about 11:25 a.m. Saturday morning, ABC News and the AP finally called the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden, the first major networks to do so. ABC appears to have done so first, with the AP...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing Chameleons, unseen for over a century, chillin' back at the hotel
One researcher is like, "hey, has anyone seen the Voeltzkow's chameleon?" And this other conservationist is all, "not since like, 1913. Let's go deep into the Madagascar jungle and see if we can find ...
02:16 pm GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing San Francisco's most notorious strip club, The Mitchell Brothers O' Farrell Theater, closes its doors after 51 years
The Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theater might be the most storied strip club anywhere in the country. Certainly in San Francisco. Opening its doors in 1969, it almost immediately became ground zero fo...
02:15 pm GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing "How to Be at Home" is a timely poem set to animation
During the pandemic, filmmaker Andrea Dorfman collaborated with poet Tanya Davis (both of  "How to be Alone" fame) on the beautiful animated piece, "How to Be at Home." It starts, "If you are, at...
03:31 am GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing 'Bolero' Ravel (MUSIC)
The theme music this interminable election requires. Four days and counting.Ravel's Bolero is performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Lionel Bringuier 's direction. Live record...
03:06 am GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing Fleetwood Mac: 'DREAMS,' covered by Infinity Song (MUSIC)
This one has been making the rounds all week, as America waits. It's beautiful. Infinity Song on YouTube, covering Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams.'Our Debut EP "Mad Love" is some of the best music you will h...
02:40 am GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing Trump: 'We need an explanation' of why Biden is winning the presidential election
Donald Trump is having an extremely cool and normal one tonight, retweeting Fox Business toadie Matthew Whitaker who said dutifully, "We need an explanation as to how these numbers have been running ...
02:35 am GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: At least 122,626 people in U.S. tested positive on Friday, largest single day
At least 122,626 people in the United States tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, the highest number of new cases in a single day since the pandemic began. [CNN]...
02:24 am GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing The President's weekend schedule is blank
Weekend schedule for outgoing U.S. President Donald J. Trump, as released by the White House: it's empty.White House released president's schedule for the weekend. On Saturday:THE PRESIDENT has no...
02:21 am GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing 'Anticipation,' Carly Simon (1971)
"Anticipation."From Carly Simon's YouTube. Good Vibrations from Central Park aired on ABC on Thursday, Aug 19, 1971. Concert was part of the Shaefer Music Festival. The Ike and Tina Turner Revue, The ...
02:13 am GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Biden becomes first presidential candidate in U.S. history to cross 75 million votes
They've been counting votes in the U.S. presidential election for three days, and the winner hasn't yet been called. But it's increasingly clear Joe Biden has been elected by popular vote. And now, fr...
01:59 am GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing Philadelphia: Armed Qanon supporters arrested near vote counting site
Two male Qanon followers armed with loaded handguns were arrested near the Philadelphia convention center late yesterday, at the site of an ongoing vote count that could decide the presidential elect...
01:36 am GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing American mayhem in this week's dubious tabloids
Is America burning? Are its streets torn by riots and violence?The 'Globe' is banking on post-election mayhem, but since it went to press the day before Tuesday's November 3 election, it had to commit...
12:33 am GMT - Sat, November 7, 2020
BoingBoing This memory training toy makes your dog happier, healthier, and even smarter
As you watch your dog chase its tail, spook itself in the mirror or eat its own poop, it's tempting to assume your pet, while loveable as all get out, is a bit of an idiot.But when you stop and think ...
11:53 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain's favorite tool
My guest on the Cool Tools podcast this week isTiffany Shlain. Tiffany is an Emmy-nominatedfilmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and the author of the national bestselling book24/6: The Power of Unp...
11:53 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain's four favorite tools
My guest on the Cool Tools podcast this week isTiffany Shlain. Tiffany is an Emmy-nominatedfilmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and the author of the national bestselling book24/6: The Power of Unp...
11:03 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing "Hang On In There"
This is the absolutely killer original version of "Hang On In There" by Mike Kirkland James released 38 years before John Legend and The Roots covered the track. From Kirkland's original liner notes:T...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing New book of synthesizer hand-drawn history
Oli Freke, the synthesizer and dance music aficionado behind the excellent hand-drawn Synth Evolution posters, has a new 'zine-like book out soon, Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue To Digital (And ...
09:14 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Auction: Lipstick gun, poison-tipped umbrella, hotel room "bug," and other KGB spy gear
In February, Julien's Auctions will sell off the collection of New York City's now-closed KGB Espionage Museum in New York City. From Julien's Auctions:Over 400 lots will be on offer such as clandesti...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing If The Mandalorian was an anime
Malec reimagines The Mandalorian as an anime. This follows "If Fortnite Was An Anime" from a month ago and the hugely popular "If Rick and Morty Was An Anime," both below....
08:20 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Good deal on a multimeter
Use code IFTKXK5H at checkout to get this Hasagei multimeter at a great price. Some of the nice features that make this better than many low-priced multimeters are its large backlit display, auto-rang...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Learn this Japanese pole lashing technique
Mark the Braider shows how to lash poles at a right angle with the Japanese square lash....
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing This scammy 900 number TV ad evokes bad vibes from the 1990s
Television viewers in the 1990s were asked "Should abortion be legal?" then instructed them to call one of two different telephone numbers to "vote" on the issue. ("Today it's time for your voice to b...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this martial artist set a record for nunchaku ping-pong
Xie Desheng set a Guinness World Record for hitting 34 ping-pong balls in one minute. Unlike this fake not-Bruce Lee video that went viral a few years ago, Desheng was able to swing it for real. From ...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Obsessively checking election results? Here's raw data from the API powering the New York Times' election site
This Github page is an open-source project that presents election results data from the New York Times' unofficial election data API....
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Aw shucks the Pornhub banner that appeared on CNN's election map was fake
CNN had Pornhub open #Election2020 #Vote2020 #CNNElectionpic.twitter.com/46zhaMM5DL— Patrick (@PatrickSikler) November 6, 2020This video shows a Pornhub banner appearing on CNN's election map u...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing How to defeat a smartphone lockbox
Someone sent the LockPickingLawyer a smartphone lockbox. It's a small plastic box that holds a smartphone. Its door remains locked until the timer goes to zero. Of course, the LockPickingLawyer was ab...
05:19 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Home Goods has a lot of dog beds, like, a lot
You can get a nice lamp or a frying pan or a chaise lounge or gourmet coffee, all at Home Goods. Picture frames? Candles? Yes. Those are fine home goods at discounted prices. Oh, they also carry dog ...
02:40 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Forest of illuminated tree sculptures coming to San Francisco
To close out its 150th anniversary, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park will exhibit "Entwined," an illuminated forest installation by artist Charlie Gadeken. The exhibit will be on display from December...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Biden elected president
After three gruelling days of vote-counting, Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States of America.The upper-midwest swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota have all ...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing How America's election count looks to the rest of the world
Enjoy this great sketch from Australian comedy duo Lachlan and Jaxon Fairbairn, making fun of America's slow-poke election count. Simple, funny and merciless.One oddity of the glacial vote count is th...
01:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer: Alex Winter made a documentary about Frank Zappa
Just learning that a documentary about the late great Frank Zappa has been in the works, thanks to an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign. Here's the first trailer for Alex Winter's Zappa. Avai...
01:07 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists discover "bizarre hell planet" where it rains rocks into lava oceans
In a bit of editorializing, CBS News reports that scientists from McGill University, York University, and the Indian Institute of Science Education have published a new paper about a recently-discover...
01:06 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing After nearly a year, Greta Thunberg finally gets Trump back for mocking her on Twitter
In December 2019, then-President Donald J. Trump mocked Greta Thunberg a 16-year-old Swedish girl with autism for having the audacity to be recognized as TIME's Person Of The Year.So ridiculous. Gre...
01:05 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Here's a raccoon herding goats
The "100% goats" claim is misleading in this case, but I'm willing to forgive that oversight. Also, watch it with the sound on.pic.twitter.com/52sELhNPKn— 100% Goats (@EverythingGoats) November ...
01:04 pm GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Charming animated GIFs by Carlotta Notaro
Carlotta Notaro makes GIFs that would brighten up any social media account of text conversation. Check out her gallery on Giphy, or visit her Instagram to see more, including lots of very nice non-GIF...
02:14 am GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Hannity says Pennsylvania should hold a 'do-over' election
Here, folks, is the face of Fox News, Sean Hannity, arguing that Pennsylvania should hold a "do-over" election.lmfao drink it in folks, sean hannity wants a do-over of the election in pennsylvania pic...
02:08 am GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Steve Bannon's Twitter account suspended
Earlier today, Steve Bannon called for beheading Dr. Fauci and FBI Director Wray, on his podcast. Twitter just suspended the Twitter account for Bannon's podcast.From The Hill:Former White House chief...
01:59 am GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook deploys 'break glass' measures against election disinformation, as Trump groups call for violence amid wait for results
Facebook says it just implemented various so-called "break glass" measures to tamp down the flood of post-election disinformation, lies, and calls for violence now flooding the platform by pro-Trump g...
01:57 am GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Anderson Cooper describe Trump as "an obese turtle on his back flailing in the hot sun"
What did Anderson Cooper just say???? pic.twitter.com/JjsCEREe5U— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 6, 2020(Thanks, UPSO!)...
01:44 am GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook bans large 'Stop the Steal' pro-Trump group for inciting violence
Facebook today banned "Stop the Steal," a large group run by figures close to Donald Trump and Steve Bannon. The Facebook group was organizing protests against the presidential vote count for this Sat...
01:33 am GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing George Lucas's hyper-specific handwritten notes about Greedo shooting first
The Star Wars Archives: Eps I-III: 1999-2005 is an upcoming book by author and historian Paul Duncan that goes behind-the-scenes of Everything LucasFilms from 1999-2005 the period of the Star Wars pr...
12:34 am GMT - Fri, November 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trump emerges from hiding to accuse Dems of "cheating" in election
Though the 2020 election officially remains too close to call, President Trump made his first appearance in two days to claim that the Democrats had stolen itperhaps the most telling condemnation yet ...
11:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Steve Bannon calls for beheading Dr. Fauci and FBI Director Wray
Steve Bannon calls for Dr. Fauci and FBI Director Wray to be beheaded "as a warning to federal bureaucrats"@youtube prohibits "inciting others to commit violent acts against individuals...
10:54 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Professional Etch A Sketch artist finally dismantled one
Etch A Sketch art can be preserved and framed through a technique pros call "drill and drain," but it's long been a dream to dismantle them while preserving the art. Princessetch shows us how she fina...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Trump impressionist shares thoughts on the very unfair changes to Pokemon Go
OMG DON CLAIMS HE "BEAT" POKEMON, HAS NOT CAUGHT 'EM ALL… TRUMP: "GAME ENDS WHEN YOU BEAT ELITE FOUR" pic.twitter.com/xSHxHCtlkG— thanks austin giving (@shrimpJAJ) Nove...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Trump Jr. calls for "total war" over election
With Joe Biden ahead in Electoral College and outstanding ballots thought to favor himand the first round of lawsuits to stop the count going nowherePresident Trump's surrogates are becoming agitated....
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing An Animal Crossing case for the Nintendo Switch
Now that Carla has a Switch Lite, three-quarters of the family is playing Animal Crossing. I just came across this cute Animal Crossing case for the Switch and Switch Lite, so I ordered it for her....
07:19 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing This TV commercial with happy naked people aired on Icelandic TV last night
Redditor u/rassgat55 says: "This ad for a phone company was broadcast tonight on national TV during prime time in Iceland"From Google Translate:Nova wants to draw attention to the importance of mental...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Look at this 1917 booklet that lists every reason women should not vote
From Futility Closet:This was in thePublic Domain Reviewyesterday in 1917 the National Woman Suffrage Association published a little book purporting to give every reason women shouldn't be given the ...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing $1 billion bitcoin mystery solved
Earlier this week someone moved nearly a billion dollars worth of bitcoin (69,369 BTC) from a wallet address that hadn't been active since 2015. Speculation was rampant about who it could be. Kim Jong...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing This is what CNN has been for the last couple of days
CNN the last 24 hours pic.twitter.com/a0XJO7de0w— Michael Kosta (@michaelkosta) November 5, 2020If you've tuned into CNN recently, you'll find this amusing....
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing WTF is a "Space Force $2 bill?"
Fox News viewers are being alerted to the exciting news that they can buy a $2 bill for $20. It's a genuine $2 bill that has a "high-quality film on top of the currency which makes it appear as though...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing A new book of dicks, human and otherwise
"Nothing gets clicks like a story about dicks," writes biologist Emily Willingham. "Even if it's about a penis that's 1.5 millimeters long and millions of years old."The quote is from Willingham's new...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Man invents robotic device to insert contact lenses
A variety of handheld tools are available to help people insert and remove contact lenses, but even those may not be useful for people with dexterity challenges due to age or medical issues. To addres...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing You can now legally compost dead bodies in Washington state
In May 2019, legislators in Washington State passed a bill that would allow for a greener funerary alternative corpse composting. The bill went into affect a year later, in May 2020; and as of Novemb...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Alan Watts on the illusion of time, money, and ego
After Skool illustrated this talk by Alan Watts on how easy it is to live in your own head and build a reality that is disconnected from the present moment.About two minutes in, he gives a very good e...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this water fight between politicians on TV news
This old Romanian TV news clip is a nice breath of fresh air (water?) after staring at the CNN Magic Wall for too many hours.Google translation of video description:A water fight between PC senator Ma...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing New kind of ancient graffiti found in northern Australia
In Australia, ancient Aboriginal rock artists are known for using body parts, plants, and everyday objects as stencils and then blowing pigment across the masked area like spray paint. Recently though...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing New kind of ancient stencil graffiti found in northern Australia
In Australia, ancient Aboriginal rock artists are known for using body parts, plants, and everyday objects as stencils and then blowing pigment across the masked area like spray paint. Recently though...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special!
If, like me, the title of this video makes you think that someone recreated the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special in Lego, you will be disappointed. As was I.To make you feel a little better:...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Shanghai school walks down the block on robot legs
The Lagena Primary School in Shanghai was built in 1935. But the 5-story building had to be moved about 203 feet and rotated 21 degrees from its original location in order to make room for a new comme...
02:44 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Yola, an extinct dialect of English
Yola is an extinct dialect of English that once flourished in a corner of Ireland inhabited by the descendents of invaders of all origins: "Pre-celtic, Celtic, Scandinavian, Norman Welsh, French, Flem...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Sega Sammy to close arcades in Japan
A casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, Sega Sammy, the largest arcade operator in Japan, suffered severe losses this year and is set to close its doors to the public. Though a buyer for the arcade bu...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Behold, the world's first mobile bowling alley
Luxury Strike Bowling is the brainchild of Michigan entrepreneur Terence Jackson, Jr. His dream of opening a mobile bowling alley and lounge came true this June, despite the pandemic. His high-tech tw...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Ten great moments of Bugs Bunny
Hey, look kids. Cartoons!Image: YouTube...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing How many spiders do you eat in your sleep per year?
You may have consumed anywhere between 1,000 spiders in the past year in your sleep, and zero. Actually, that number is closer to zero. "It would be a strictly random event," Rod Crawford of the Bur...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Everyone's OK after one of surfing's scariest crashes
Nick von Rupp and Joo Guedes crashed after both took off on the same skyscraper-sized wave. Luckily, no one was seriously injured or killed. View this post on Instagram Shit happens,...
12:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing You can take a diving tour of the Titanic wreck for $125,000 beginning May 2021
Bloomberg reports that the Washington-based OceanGate Expeditions will begin offering underwater tours of the Titanic shipwreck next summer.The nine so-called "mission specialists" allowed on each exp...
02:52 am GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Trump Justice Dept. to prosecutors: Yes, armed federal agents can hang out at ballot counting locations, intimidating vote counters
"The Justice Department told federal prosecutors in an email early on Wednesday that the law allowed them to send armed federal officers to ballot-counting locations around the country to investigate ...
02:38 am GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Presidential spiritual adviser Paula White leads creepy live prayer service to secure Trump election win
NARRATOR: It will not work.The official results of the U.S. presidential election are not yet in, but it doesn't look good for Donald Trump's reelection. It's time to bring out the big grift, they're ...
02:31 am GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Oregon leads U.S. in decriminalizing 'hard drugs'
"Measure 110 is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date." Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which was behind the measure that just passed in Oregon t...
02:23 am GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Two cats have a conversation
"Two cats just talking about the birds on another lazy day."An oldie but goodie from 2012. [@Teleporterdown]...
02:18 am GMT - Thu, November 5, 2020
BoingBoing Betting on Biden: Australian bookmaker pays out $17 million on Joe winning, before official result is in
It's the day after Election Day in the United States, and there is no declared winner yet, as votes remain to be counted — either Joe Biden or Donald Trump will be the next President.It's alread...
11:13 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trump rants and sues as Biden victory looms
With the vote count nearing completion and Joe Biden securing both the upper-midwest swing states and, according to Fox News and the AP, the state of Arizona, President Donald Trump's only electoral p...
10:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Adafruit to offer the Raspberry Pi 400 in the US
On Monday, Rob wrote about the new Raspberry Pi 400 computer-in-a-keyboard. The computer by itself sells for US$70 and there's a full kit with mouse, guidebook, cables, etc. for $100. The rub was that...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Anderson Cooper called Twitter "Clitter"
We are quite tired at this point, so mistakes may be forgiven....
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Get the Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife at a good price
This is the classic small Swiss Army Knife with blade, scissors, toothpick, screwdriver and tweezers. It's at a really low price today on Amazon (in red, other colors cost more)....
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing All 31 seasons of The Joy of Painting are free to stream
2020 finally bears good news: All 403 episodesof alla prima virtuoso Bob Ross's Joy of Painting are free to watch onRoss' official Youtube channel. Above, the first (1/11/1983) and final (5/17/1994) e...
07:42 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Nine days ago Bernie Sanders predicted exactly how the election would play out
Bernie – nine days ago – called it exactly how it was gonna go down. Like, EXACTLY pic.twitter.com/OyACJHFj65— Luis Miguel Echegaray (@lmechegaray) November 4, 2020It's almost like B...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing The Cielo Breez Eco gives you full smart control over any AC unit
If you've got a central heating and cooling system in your home, it takes little effort to slap on a new smart thermostat and earn an exciting new level of control over your environment. However, if y...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Denmark is killing all its minks over COVID concerns
Mink exports represent 1% of Denmark's GPD, but after some of the animals were found to be carrying a mutated coronavirus that has spread to humans, the country is killing all 17 million of them.From ...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this very cute 5-year-old boy land Guinness Record for most cartoon characters identified in one minute
This is Shrish Nirghav, age 5, of Tamil Nadu, India, landing a Guinness World Record for "Most Cartoon Characters Identified in One Minute." Previously, Nirghav landed a Guinness record for "Most Vehi...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Denver voters repeal pit bull ban
Pit Bulls have been banned in Denver for over 30 years, but yesterday voters overwhelmingly decided the breed was welcome once again in the Mile High City. From Channel 7 Denver:The law banning pit bu...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Portland, Maine voters nix facial surveillance
Facial surveillance by public officials was already banned in Portland, Maine, and yesterday voters passed a measure allowing citizens who are illegally surveilled with facial recognition to sue the c...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the ballots being counted live in Philadelphia
Live ballot counting in Philly! (Philadelphia City Commissioners)...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Van Gogh likely suffered "delirium" from alcohol withdrawal
Dutch master artist Vincent van Gogh's psychological struggles are well documented, from cutting off his own ear to his eventual suicide in 1890. Some historians and psychiatrists have suggested that ...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing As Trump rants about "stolen" election, The Gap advertises nauseating Red-Blue reconciliation hoodie
There is still no official winner in the matter of yesterday's election (though Biden appears to be doing well and Trump is fulminating on Twitter), but The Gap today advertised a blue and red hoodie ...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing As Trump rants about "stolen" election, The Gap posts nauseating Red-Blue reconciliation hoodie
There is still no official winner in the matter of yesterday's election (though Biden appears to be doing well and Trump is fulminating on Twitter), but The Gap today advertised a blue and red hoodie ...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Doctor paid $41,000 for Aladdin's Lamp, thinks he may have been conned
Police in Uttar Pradesh, India arrested two men who allegedly ripped off physician LA Khan by selling him "Aladdin's Lamp" for around US$41,000. According to the physician, the men even summoned the g...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Kanye West concedes presidential race
Music mogul Kanye West today conceded defeat in his 2020 presidential run, though it was still not quite clear to whom he might concede it.West conceded defeat early Wednesday with perhaps the shortes...
04:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing "What the Constitution Means To Me" is a good alternative to doomscrolling that still engages with important issues
There's a parallel universe where the real estate con-man president didn't sit back and let a virus ravage the country in order to protect a few economic metrics with no intrinsic meaning. And in that...
04:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing The Art of High Impact Kicking: "The knife edge of the foot is the weapon used"
From 1982, Hwang Jung-Lee, aka Thunderleg, teaches "The Art of High Impact Kicking" with funk, soul, and gravitas.(r/ObscureMedia)...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Kickstarting "Beef Bros," a leftist comic where himbos beat up cops and landlords
Aubrey Sitterson is a comic book writer, wrestling podcaster, and proudly self-declared leftist, who's written for Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, and, perhaps most infamously, GI Joe, which got him targ...
02:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Profane 1960s used car commercial
There were parody used-car dealer ads long before the legendary "Big Bill Hell's" Here's Kris Trexler on this one from the 1960s:This "gag" commercial never aired of course. The pitchman was well know...
12:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Drug laws relaxed across nation
Propositions legalizing drug use prevailed at the ballot box yesterday, with five states OKing marijuana and Oregon decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cocaine, heroin and meth.The Oreg...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing This Unicorn Jerky CBD candy is rainbow candy for Chillin
When you sit down to try something called Unicorn Jerky, you already know you're straying a bit off the beaten path.However, you can also go in knowing you're in good hands. Since the world is still l...
12:29 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer: Underground flick "Bad Girls" was made for just $16K
Bad Girls is an upcoming low-budget underground movie directed by South Carolinian filmmaker Christopher Bickel. And I do mean low budget. He and his team produced it for $16,000, what he says is "abo...
12:29 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Rethinking flags in a nation of immigrants
Wendy Eduarte created this whimsical animation with a serious message at its heart. In a nation where nearly 20 million immigrants can't vote, those who can should exercise that right. Vote!Image: Vim...
12:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Election still a tossup after long night of counting
With swing states yet to complete their count of votes, the winner of this year's presidential election remains anyone and everyone's guess. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Nevada remai...
12:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Election count continues in close race
With swing states yet to complete their count of votes, the winner of this year's presidential election remains anyone and everyone's guess. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Nevada remai...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Tom the Dancing Bug's post-Election Day comic
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...
09:35 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Cool demonstration of aerodynamic bearings
Spinning the plunger of a glass syringe quickly enough will cause the plunger to levitate, but why? Steve Mould takes a look at an interesting phenomenon and shows off a self-levitating disk made by a...
08:26 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Endangered sea turtle rebounding thanks to COVID-19 and indigenous peoples
To an environmental degree the Earth has benefited from the lack of humans traveling all over it due to COVID-19 lock downs. The olive ridley sea turtle is one of those beneficiaries. Regarded by th...
08:06 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Networks: Biden flips Arizona and Nebraska's second district, bolstering chances in election nail-biter
At 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and the election in the balance, the Associated Press called Arizona for Joe Bidenthe first swing state to flip blue after Trump's 2016 win there. BREAKING: Joe Biden wins ...
07:32 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trump calls election a fraud, demands Supreme Court action, declares victory
In a 2:30 a.m. press event at the White House, Donald Trump said that the presidential election was a fraud, declared victory in it all the same, and said he would go to the Supreme Court, implying a ...
06:37 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing California voters approve Prop 22, exempting gig work from labor law
Voters in California have overwhelmingly approved of the gig economy, according to CNBC and other poll-watchers. Proposition 22, which allows companies such as Uber and Lyft to classify workers as con...
05:55 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Biden believes he's "on track to win this election", analysts not so sure
Speaking to a crowd in Wilmington, Delaware, Joe Biden sought to calm Democratic Party nerves rattled by Donald Trump dealing him an unexpectedly large defeat in Florida, where the final result lies a...
03:59 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Conspiracy theorist David Icke banned from Twitter
Twitter banned British conspiracy theorist David Icke today, citing its policy on Covid-19 pandemic misinformation. Icke, a former soccer star and commentator, believes the world is secretly dominated...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Degoo lets you lock down 15TB of cloud storage space for life for less than $150
If you need something, it's always good to shop around to find the best price. That's a tenet of shopping that covers buying a new car, a new towel, eggs…virtually anything. And it's no dif...
01:54 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing 538 election analyst: "I think we can eliminate the "Biden landslide" scenario"
Early election results have obviated the likelihood of Joe Biden blowout in the presidental election, writes 538's Nathaniel Rakich.Basically, I think we can eliminate the "Biden landslide" scenario, ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trump storms Miami-Dade county, far outpacing his 2016 vote total there
A large tranche of states close their polls at 8 p.m. eastern time, accounting for 172 votes in the electoral college. Networks have so far called Indiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma for Trump, and V...
12:29 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch North Korean officials' reactions to hearing K-Pop for the first time
Watch these North Korean officials' reactions to seeing a K-Pop show for the first time in their lives. They liked it, but their excited expressions are apparently everyone else's flatlining in a coma...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing New York Times brings back the election needles; they already like Trump in Florida
The most hated feature of 2016's election-night prognostications, the New York Times' ever-wobbling forecast needles were thought to be consigned to history. But they announced that they're bringing t...
12:17 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing Honk if you paid more taxes than Donald Trump
"Honk if u paid taxes more than trump."Video by @deya_elayyan, an engineer who lives in Chicago and captured the sound of MANY vehicles honking in this hilarious video. Do go watch it at TikTok....
12:14 am GMT - Wed, November 4, 2020
BoingBoing First polls close; Trump notches win in Indiana
At 7 p.m. eastern time, polls closed in Indiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia. CNN called it for Trump in Indiana based on early reporting; CBS News called it for him in South Carolin...
11:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing These goats love voting
In Ohio, Tammy Tunison shot this video of her pet goats with 'I love voting' stickers on their heads, at their Oberlin farm on October 17. Tunison told Storyful she and her husband had mailed off thei...
11:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Robocalls telling U.S. voters 'stay safe and stay home' now under FBI investigation
"This is just a test call," the voice says in one version of the robocall, "Time to stay home. Stay safe and stay home." The automated calls were placed to residents in nearly 90 percent of U.S. area...
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter suspends recently created right-wing news accounts posting about U.S. elections for 'coordination'
On Election Day, today, Twitter suspended a handful of relatively new right-wing news accounts for posting false or misleading information about the elections. The accounts suspended by Twitter includ...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Oopsie! Facebook's Instagram is telling users the election is tomorrow
Instagram, the social media platform owned by Facebook, is telling some users today that the election is tomorrow [Bloomberg News]. The election is today. Facebook Inc.'s Instagram said some users may...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Stephen Colbert invokes The Lord of the Rings' "small and passing Shadow" going into today's election
A few nights ago, Stephen Colbert was joined on A Late Show by Jon Stewart to reminiscence about the 10th anniversary of their Rally to Restore Sanity (and/or Fear) and to talk about the election. At ...
10:26 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Amazing photo of Arlington voter giving Trump the finger
Photographer Jay Westcott (website) captured what I hope will be the definitive moment of the election: an Arlington voter giving Trump himself the middle finger as his motorcade slides through town. ...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Federal Judge orders postal inspectors to sweep swing state post offices for ballots
With USPS reporting difficulties keeping up with the job of mailing ballots, a federal judge today sent in postal inspectors to make sure they aren't left undelivered. Elura Nanos:USPS personnel had b...
09:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing These Shark Tank backed moldable earplugs can preserve your hearing, your sleep, and your sanity
We live in a noisy, noisy world. From leaf-blowers to traffic to raucous stadium-sized sporting events or concerts, we are almost constantly enveloped in a cacophony of sound.And believe it that nois...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing As in 2016 'SNL' has Dave Chappelle host week after presidential election
Is Saturday Night Live daring fate to repeat itself this Saturday November 7th, 2020 when they invite comedian Dave Chappelle to host? In 2016 Chappelle hosted 'SNL' on the Saturday following the pres...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's four years of awful in two minutes
On election eve, on the @MehdiHasanShow tonight, I tried to summarize the awfulness, and low points, of Trump's four years in office in just… TWO MINUTES flat. 120 seconds exactly.(I had to ...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Nina Simone: "The Times They Are a-Changin'"
"The battle outside ragin'Will soon shake your windowsAnd rattle your walls"Nina Simone covers Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1969)...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Employers are changing attitudes and procedures for autistic employees
High-functioning autistic people often have an unusual perspective or set of abilities that employers now realize can be good for business. 60 Minutes did a segment highlighting some recent developmen...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Employers are changing attitudes and procedures for employees with autism
High-functioning people with autism often have an unusual perspective or set of abilities that employers now realize can be good for business. 60 Minutes did a segment highlighting some recent develop...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing TRUTH/LIE neon sign lights up the US-Mexico border
At the La Casa tunnel in Tijuana, Stefan Brggerman set up his red, white, and blue TRUTH/LIE neon installation.Via Dezeen, the Mexican artist said:These powerful words, LIE and TRUTH have eroded into ...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Mildred Norman gave away her possessions to walk North America in the cause of peace
In 1953 Mildred Norman renounced "an empty life of money and things" and dedicated herself to promoting peace. She spent the next three decades walking through the United States to spread a message of...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Wall goes up around White House
'Non-scalable' barrier goes up around White House before election https://t.co/Jarw8yW13r pic.twitter.com/haY5lx5mRO— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) November 3, 2020Described as a "non-scalable barri...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Donny Osmand pleases crowd with killer Bowie cover
Donny Osmond's mind-bending rendition of a 1975 tune called "Fame," was originally sung by the late David Bowie, a British pop singer of no mean talent himself....
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Donny Osmond pleases crowd with killer Bowie cover
Donny Osmond's mind-bending rendition of a 1975 tune called "Fame," was originally sung by the late David Bowie, a British pop singer of no mean talent himself....
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Confuse your friends with this Batman-logo Spiderman t-shirt
Rogue Print Co sells this wonderfully frustrating t-shirt that's sure to drive every comic book fan mad and spark lots of bizarre conversations. Someday, when this whole pandemic is done, you troll ev...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Lovely rendition of "Landslide" by children now old enough to vote
Many of the PS22 Chorus members in this beautiful cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic are now eligible to vote in today's US election. Well, I've been 'fraid of changin''Cause I've built my life around...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Back when campaigns were fun: Dukakis cigarettes
Everything is right about this 1988 campaign swag, so it's a head-scratcher as to why Dukakis didn't win against George H.W. Bush, unless Bush was buying votes with cartons as opposed to packs.Image f...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Someone is spray painting blue dots in front of houses of Biden supporters in California city
Houses in a Roseville, California neighborhood that have Biden signs in the yard were tagged with blue dots, reports Newsweek. The dots were spraypainted on the streets in front of the houses between ...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Kentucky State Police trained with Hitler quotes, commissioner resigns
Apparently, it's a mystery why Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer abruptly announced his resignation yesterday. Spokesperson Lt. Josh Lawson, told the Courier-Journal he had no informati...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Donald Trump introduce Lil Pump as "Little Pimp"
WHY is LIL PUMP ON STAGE WITH TRUMP BEING CALLED LIL PIMP help me god i can't take this year anymore how is this real pic.twitter.com/IDoFmy73hm— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) November 3, 2020Fo...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Real "Top Gun" school fines pilots $5 for quoting film
TOPGUN, the United States Navy's elite fighter pilot training school, fines its students $5 for referencing the 1986 Tom Cruise film Top Gun, according to retired Navy commander Guy "Bus" Snodgrass. T...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing "Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight"
Bob Marley & The Wailers, "Get Up, Stand Up," 1977 performance. ...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing "Underbelly" is a trippy animated surveillance fantasy
Trumpeter Steph Richards has been working on a project called SUPERSENSE, and "Underbelly" is an audio-visual-olfactory musing on our surveillance society. Note: strobe effects.The style is evocative ...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye busk for early NYC voters: "People Have the Power"
View this post on Instagram to wrestle the world from fools #pattismith #lennykaye #peoplehavethepower #kurimanzutto #TITAN #damianortega #breezucker #useyourvoice #vote A post shar...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Documentary on NYC's new real-time interactive subway map
"The Map" looks at the history of the famed MTA subway map in New York City and describes their process in creating a live map that shows train locations, temporary reroutes, and other real-time updat...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Report: Deutsche Bank wants Trump to pay off $340m debt immediately after election
Deutsche Bank, the German multinational investment bank that Donald Trump owes hundreds of millions of dollars to, is planning to demand immediate payment of the loans after the election, according to...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing "Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us."
"In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves." Carl Sagan, from COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey (2014) and Pale Blue Dot (1994)...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing This DIY kit allows kids to assemble 50 cool projects and learn all about electronics
No parent wants to push their kid too hard down any particular career path. Beyond the bad look of being THAT mom or dad, you also know the moment you start pushing a kid to be a doctor or lawyer or s...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Gil Scott-Heron explains "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
From an interview with Gil-Scott Heron:"The first change that takes place is in your mind. You have to change your mind before you change the way you live and the way you move…It will just be so...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Last night: Tracy Chapman performed "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution"
In her first televised appearance in years, here is Tracy Chapman yesterday on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution" (1988)....
01:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing "The Mandalorian" recruited a Deaf actor to create the Tusken Raiders' sign language
The season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian, "The Marshall," saw Mando returning once again to Tatooine, where he teamed up with Timothy Olyphant's Sexy Beard In Second Hand Boba Fett armor to convince s...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Oblivion NPC conversation at Central Park
The "Oblivion NPC conversation" genre of YouTubes features real-life interactions that resemble the stilted, uncannily overacted remarks uttered by bystanders in Bethesda's 2006 role-playing game. I'm...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing It's election day, and the polls are open nationwide
It's election day in America, though a deluge of mail-in and early votes have created the nation's first manifest election "season"a feature of the Covid pandemic that may outlast it.In any case, if y...
01:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Kafkaesque romance about a man whose face becomes a jet turbine
"Turbine" is a quirky short by Alex Boya where a woman comes home to find that her husband's face is now a turbine. The propeller-plane pilot proceeds to fall for their ceiling fan as the spouses navi...
01:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing An Australian Aboriginal choir's haunting cover of Tom Waits' "Make it Rain"
Australian singer-songwriter Emma Donovan leads all-female, all-Indigenous choir Spinifex Gum in this earth-shaking cover of Tom Waits' "Make it Rain." Part of it is sung in the traditional Aboriginal...
12:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Biden wins 100% of votes in first precinct to report in
Welcome to Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, where Biden is raking in the votes. Five of them, in fact, awarding him 100% of the total.By tradition, all eligible voters gather in the storied "Ballot Room...
12:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Dude, tone your face
Let's say you care about the health of your face. True, many men don't give two Steve Bannons about their mugs, but let's just say you do. You are probably already doing a regimen of face washing an...
12:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing I ride my bike when the air is crispy
Oh, the simple joys of a fall bike ride as the leaves crunch under your wheels! And then, as the full moon rises…A delightful creation by Julian Glander, who also wrote a spooky little ditty abo...
12:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Final election polls and forecasts released
In the FiveThirtyEight forecast, Joe Biden (D) wins 90% of simulated elections, commanding a 10% lead in national polls and a roughly 5%-8% lead in the swing states he needs to win in the electoral co...
02:54 am GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Texas now tops U.S. in total COVID-19 cases
The state of Texas now ranks highest in the total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally from Sunday. The coronavirus pandemic is surging througho...
02:46 am GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Van Jones explains what to do if Trump refuses to concede
Highly recommended video about how the election process plays out if a losing candidate doesn't concede. The election results are thrown out and the House of Representatives will vote for a president....
02:42 am GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's weird dancing is getting weirder
Donald Trump's final week of campaign rallies has sure been weird. The dancing got super cringey tonight. You want to watch the video, don't you.does he … does he thinks this looks good? pic.twi...
02:31 am GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Hurricane Eta is a MONSTER storm at Category 4, Nicaragua threatened
As it approaches landfall in Central America, Eta has become a Category 4 Hurricane.Peak 10-second average at 137 knots (157.6 mph). Very close to cat. 5. #Eta— Griffin Hardy (@GriffinHardyWX) ...
02:04 am GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Interview with director of Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story
Julie Sokolow's new documentary about Mark Baumer's barefoot trek across the United States to raise awareness about global warming is now available on streaming services. Here's the trailer. Above, an...
12:37 am GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trumpoid terrified that President Biden will destroy phallic monument
"Paging Dr. Freud, a patient with poor Photoshop skills is having a panic attack about losing his penis."...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing PingPongly brings table tennis to virtually any table
When the weather turned too cold to play lawn tennis, rabid fans in Victorian England of the 1880s brought the game inside instead. Before too long, table tennis, or ping pong as it was soon to be kno...
12:16 am GMT - Tue, November 3, 2020
BoingBoing Making espresso from a can of 1950 coffee beans
Coffee expert James Hoffmann got his hands on a sealed can of 70+ year old coffee and made espresso with it. I wish I could say James found it delicious instead of tasting like "metal, battery acid, a...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Awesome nail clippers
About 10 years ago I was in New York City, walking to Martha Stewart's office to interview her for Wired. About 10 minutes before my appointment, I noticed my fingernails looked too long for polite co...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Derailed Dutch train saved by a whale's tail (with *the* perfect name)
This is a real whale of a tale. A Dutch metro train derailed Sunday in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, but was saved from plummeting 30 feet by a large whale tail sculpture. The best part? The sculpture ...
09:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Ultraflat materials can be stuck together via wringing
Phil Moriarty looks at an interesting phenomenon called wringing, where it's possible to press two pieces of steel together and make them adhere, without the use of adhesives, magnetism, or other outs...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing JOKES! Hear "QAnon Girl", by The Mike Pence Experience, and ALL the VHS Porn of 1984, read by a computer.
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...
08:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Deep cleaning an old Jeep
Ammo NYC says: "In this episode, we deep clean a Jeep Wrangler that was abandoned in a junkyard and is completely disgusting with mold and rodent infestation. After restoring the car's interior and po...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Testing different kinds of paper in a hydraulic press leads to explosive outcomes
The fine folks at the Hydraulic Press YouTube channel put stacks of different kinds of paper (printer paper, post-it notes, book, playing cards) in the press to find out what would happen. When it com...
07:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Great explainer video of pinball machine mechanisms in slow motion
These close-up of shots take you inside a pinball machine to see how bumpers, kickbacks, flippers, and other pinball machine mechanisms work. ...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter is for wimps r/Collapse delivers the best doomscrolling experience
Evolutionary biologists tell us we are wired to pay more attention to scary things, and in fact get a neurochemical reward for identifying dangers. That could be why some people like to doomscroll. Bu...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing This black marble Cuisinart cutlery block set is on sale for just $80
A cutlery block knife set should be a staple of any kitchen. Considering the need for super sharp blades for doing almost any kitchen task from de-boning, filleting, carving and chopping, picking up a...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Alan Rath, pioneering tech artist, dead at 60
Alan Rath, the Bay Area artist who pioneered tech-based, electronic sculpture and inspired the entire category of electronic and robotic art, died last Tuesday. He was 60.The cause was complications f...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Here's how Twitter says it will handle fake election results claims
If Trump or his enablers attempt to claim victory before the voting results are in, Twitter says it will tag the tweets with a warning label."We'll consider a result official when announced by a state...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing What happens when Google cuts access to your account
If you depend on Google for email, docs, notes, photos, scheduling, etc, be aware that they can lock you out without explanation. From Business Insider:The developer feels betrayed by the company for ...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Stranger Things 4: still coming soon!
Last month, Netflix tweeted a photo suggesting that production had resumed for Stranger Things 4. Now, executive producer Shawn Levy says in Collider that the upcoming season will be worth the wait th...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing A lovely and forlorn cover of the Tetris theme
Jutenks recorded this beautiful and sad arrangement of "Korobeinik," the 19th century Russian folk song better known as the Tetris theme. (r/ObscureMedia)...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Appreciate the engineering wizardry of pinball with this slo-mo footage
The controlled chaos and cacophony of contemporary pinball machines often makes it difficult to appreciate the subtle engineering wizardry under the glass. The Slow Mo Guys used their Phantom High Spe...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Every reason women shouldn't vote, from 1917
The Public Domain Review shared this archive of Suffragette pamphlet from 1917 titled, This Little Book Contains Every Reason Why Women Should Not Vote.It is, perhaps unsurprisingly, totally blank.Her...
03:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Unusual asteroid could be worth $10,000 quadrillion
16 Psyche is a unique asteroid that orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. According to new observations of the 140-mile diameter rock made using the Hubble Space Telescope, the asteroid may consist...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Russia's Sausage King murdered in sauna with crossbow
Vladimir Marugov, a Russian oligarch nicknamed the 'Sausage King', was killed in sauna with a crossbow by masked assailants, according to reports.Detectives found the body of Mr Marugov, who owned som...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing The small English town united by the world's largest hedgehog highway
The Guardian has a wonderfully whimsical story about the town of Kirtlington in Oxfordshire, UK. The small village underwent a massive infrastructural overhaul in 2016 specifically, for the hedgehogs...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Street pianist plays on as Barcelona ignites with protests
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Peter (@pianolitopeter) on Nov 1, 2020 at 1:14am PDT As anti-lockdown protests broke out in Barcelona last week, busker pianolitopeter ...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing The overlooked environmental impacts of the music industry
Over at The New Yorker, Alex Ross has a great review of Kyle Devine's new book Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music. Here's the book's official blurb:Music is seen as the most immaterial of the ...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Read ProPublica's excellent work on the IRS's targeting of poor taxpayers
The GOP has long made it their mission to absolutely disable the IRS, thus protecting the wealthiest of the wealthy from any sort of scrutiny. And it's been working: as ProPublica reported in 2019, mi...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Is geoengingeering a bad idea whose time has come?
If humans wait to address climate change until we have to resort to last-ditch efforts like geoengineering, the potential upside as well as the unknown risks will both increase. Since most humans don'...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing First-time buyers send gun sales through the roof
Gun sales are through the roof in the run-up to tomorrow's election. NBC News reports that it's largely to first-time buyers. Which is to say, people who do not already own firearms: liberals, women a...
02:06 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Gay male penguin couple steals unhatched eggs from lesbian penguin couple
From The Cut:Drama is afoot in the Dutch queer penguin community after two gay lovers with a reputation for trouble stole an entire nest of eggs from a neighboring lesbian couple at the same zoo.Withi...
01:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Christian musician explains how syncopation corrupts music and your soul
In this footage, Christian Berdahl explains why singing "Je-SUS loves ME" instead of "JE-sus LOVES me"moving emphasis from the first to the second beatis a ticket straight to Hell. Then he explains o...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Profile of a guy who surfs Scotland's northern coast
Luke Davies lives in chilly Thurso, Scotland, but that has not stopped him from his passion for surfing. This beautifully shot mini-doc is by Epilepsy Research UK.Their Instagram has a few others in t...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Dog anxious about getting Covid
It's been quite a year....
01:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Go vote, order free pizza to your long line
Maybe you're waiting in a gigantic line to vote in the election. You could hope and pray that something cool like Paul Rudd handing you a cookie happens, but that happened in Brooklyn and there's no ...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 home computer-in-a-keyboard, like the good old days
The second-best thing you can do with a Raspberry Pi is rig it inside a keyboard to recreate the perfect home computing experience of the 8-bit era. Raspberry Pi evidently knows this, because its new ...
12:58 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing These columns are straight (and not moving)
Nothing like a good geometrical-optical illusion! The alteration of the black and white lines and corner shapes causes your brain to get confused about the perspective.Here are a few other good classi...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing At rally, Trump fantasizes about beating up Biden, says he'll fire Fauci after election, again strands crowd
Two days before election day, Trump's rallies are becoming even more unhinged than usual, according to the journalists unfortunate enough to be stuck at them. The AP's Zeke Miller: "Responding to 'Fir...
12:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Explorers find treasure trove of rare cars in an abandoned building
YouTuber The Bearded Explorer managed to access an abandoned building, and the basement was full of collectible cars, including vintage and Formula One beauties. He shares the background:The Car Compa...
12:26 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing The Game Academy hosts virtual mini-convention fundraiser
Ever since I got heavily into RPGs and wargames in the late 70s, I've been keenly interested in the many ways in which games can be used in learning, socialization, conflict resolution, geo-political ...
12:23 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Tour this athlete's recently abandoned mega-McMansion
Some professional athlete with too much money and too few financial advisors built an insane mega-mansion and soon abandoned it because of the undoubtedly mind-boggling upkeep costs. The house has an ...
12:23 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing A man in medieval clothes killed 2 people with a katana in Canada
A man named Carl Girouard dressed in medieval attire and stabbed 2 people to death and wounded at least 5 others with a katana on Halloween night in Quebec City, Quebec. More from the BBC:At a news co...
12:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Despite the polls, Trump may still win
The final polls say much the same as they've been saying for weeks, if not months: Joe Biden has a huge lead nationally, and a comfortable one in most swing states. For Trump to win, the polls would h...
11:25 am GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing This $33 1080p HD webcam can instantly elevate your Zoom calls
There's a variation on an old poker players' adage that applies directly to our new work-from-home lifestyle.If you're staring around the Zoom call at everybody else's image quality and you can't spot...
11:01 am GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing The US government paid the Trump Organization $3 per glass of water served at a Mar-a-Lago meeting
The Washington Post reports on the receipts from a 2018 meeting at the Mar-a-Lago resort club between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump, who also owns and runs Mar-a-Lag...
10:59 am GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Seamless edit of a 'West Wing' episode performed 17 years apart
Happy mutant Dave Blair (previously) made over 650 cuts to splice this West Wing episode's original TV version and its stage version done 17 years later as A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All V...
12:22 am GMT - Mon, November 2, 2020
BoingBoing Get 24 classes on all things Microsoft Excel for just $70
In case you haven't heard, data analysis is in. Like, really in. As in, so in that the Harvard Business Review has dubbed data scientist as the sexiest career of the 21st century. Now, we can deb...
08:01 pm GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing Cuba's efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 is breaking its fragile economy
Robin Cordov's life savings are draining away. A Havana native and Airbnb super host, Cordov previously made enough money to afford the steep prices and skip the long lines for food and other necessit...
06:23 pm GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing Hilarious 1982 CBS report on Boston's zoning fight over video games
Steve Young and Dan Rather alert viewers to a moral panic brewing in Boston, where residential areas were apparently awash in video games.Worth watching just for city official Joanne Prevost's amazing...
06:19 pm GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing These six Sony headphone models are all over 50% off
Diehard fans will seldom steer you wrong. Ask them for their opinion on anything in their sphere of love and they'll tell you everything you need to know.So if you want to know the best brands of head...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing NASA finds more evidence of Jovian sprites
New data from the Juno spacecraft gives more evidence that sprites arcing hundreds of miles occur in the atmosphere of Jupiter. These transient luminous events, or TLEs, were captured with UV sensors....
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing Lionel Richie can make you smell better with a little "Hello"
I'm always greeted by an employee with a "hello" as I enter a Walgreen's, and this time I caught Lionel Richie looking at me as I cut through the make-up section on my way to get a flu shot. "Hello",...
11:35 am GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing Annotating Glenn Greenwald's sudden resignation from The Intercept
On October 29, 2020, Pulitzer-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald abruptly announced his departure from The Intercept, the new website he helped found in 2014 in the wake of the Snowden revelations. Gr...
11:13 am GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing The desktop isn't dead and these 20 killer deals from Dell, HP, and more are all on sale
Everybody's running so fast these days that a laptop or a tablet are the only ways to get a lot done and still keep up your crazy pace. But let's face it when you really need to lock in, focus a...
02:01 am GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing Super gross pig eyeballs Halloween time-lapse video
You're welcome! Happy Halloween, here's a pair of pig eyeballs disintegrating over time. [Video Link]...
01:45 am GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing 'They don't catch it,' lies Trump on kids and COVID
"They don't catch it," lied impeached president Donald Trump just now, about children getting COVID. Speaking on the campaign trail just days before the Election Day, Trump demanded that all schools i...
01:35 am GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing Trump glorifies Texas attack in which MAGA drivers tried to push Biden/Harris bus off road
CNN reports that Trump supporters in Texas tried to run a Biden-Harris campaign bus off the road earlier today. Trump's response was to share video of the attack, with an all-caps, "I LOVE TEXAS!"Impe...
01:26 am GMT - Sun, November 1, 2020
BoingBoing Happy Samhain! Dig Julie Driscoll's deeply groovy "Season of the Witch" (1968)
Happy Samhain! Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity doing a smoking cover of Donovan's "Season of the Witch," available on their 1968 album Open....
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing This massive cyber security bundle with over 65 courses is available now for under $30
We're all confronted with hyperbole and grand exaggerated statements every day. However, it's without a hint of embellishment to say that cybersecurity has never been more important and could shape t...
11:07 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing BoJo admits Coronavirus out of control, announces UK lockdown
Giving up on his government's incomprehensible efforts to contain the pandemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson today imposed another lockdown in the U.K., where Covid is again rampant.Even now, there wi...
11:07 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing BoJo admits Coronavirus out of control, announces lockdown
Giving up on his government's incomprehensible efforts to contain the pandemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson today imposed another lockdown in England, where Covid is again rampant.Even now, there wil...
09:37 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing News from the year 2051: The history of sending Halloween candy down a PVC pipe
Oftentimes, tradition becomes so instilled in us that it feels like it's always been that way. Not so, with the annual pvc pipe Halloween candy chute. There was a time when trick-or-treaters would c...
09:37 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Must be the season of the witch
Here's a little Halloween treat, a conversation with Boing Boing contributor, Peter Bebergal (Season of the Witch, Strange Frequencies) on The Vibe of the Tribe Podcast. Peter talks with the hosts abo...
07:52 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids doing the "Monster Mash"
This could be the cutest thing you see all day. Happy Halloween....
06:49 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy an old school Halloween horror marathon hosted by artist Skinner.
Of the many social activities that covid has taken from us this year, Halloween is an especially bitter pill to swallow. If you're looking for virus-free thrills from the safety of your couch this wee...
06:10 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Listen: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" vs Disneyland's Haunted Mansion
In 2004, artist Howard Hallis celebrated the devilishly wonderful crossover of Disney and Goth culture with the now-classic "Haunted Bela," a mash-up of Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" with the spooky ...
05:55 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Ministry's "(Everyday Is) Halloween" (1984)
From the days when Al Jourgensen cultivated an English accent and I wore too much eyeliner, Ministry's "(Everyday Is) Halloween." (1984) Above, a fan video cut up from horror films....
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing This heavy-duty workshop apron can hold all your tools while you tackle all those key projects
When you hear the word apron, you likely think of something like a dainty covering 50s moms would hear while they were cooking. But aprons aren't just shielding you from a little excess ingredient or ...
04:16 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Exploring the weird and wonderful world of RPG zines
In case you are unaware, the roleplaying gaming world is not only going through a robust renaissance of interest, it has also led to an explosion in game-related zine publishing. There are thousands o...
04:16 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Dr. Frank-n-Furter and his faithful handyman, Riff Raff, unveil the new Adabox Halloween edition
Adabox is the subscription box of microcontrollers and add-on boards, electronics, and other cool goodies that our friends at Adafruit Industries curate each quarter. The latest release, Adabox 16, is...
01:54 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Hypothetical Mars colony won't recognize U.S. or international law
The Independent found an interesting clause in the fine print of SpaceX's satellite internet service: its hypothetical Martian colony won't recognize any national or international law on Earth."For se...
01:08 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Zardoz star Sean Connery dead at 90
Sir Sean Connery, who starred in Zardoz and various other roles in his seventy-year film career, is dead at 90. Sir Sean died overnight in his sleep, while in the Bahamas. It is understood he had been...
01:03 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Halloween 2020 will have the first global blue moon since World War II
As The New York Times explains:On Oct. 31 that's Halloween to you humans in all time zones will be treated to a blue hunter's moon. A blue moon occurs on the rare occasion when there is more than on...
01:03 pm GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing Relieve stress with a hammock for your neck
Looking forward to election night this Tuesday? Me neither. It's going to be a stressful week…on top of an abysmal year. Hell, let's face it, we've been living a nightmare since 2016! You ar...
10:02 am GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing The 12 drone models are already on sale at Black Friday-level prices
If you're already stressing about holiday shopping, we get it. While we wouldn't normally advocate starting the holiday spending talk this early, there are too many big considerations happening right ...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, October 31, 2020
BoingBoing These noise-cancelling wireless headphones have a world of extra features and they're over 25% off
Headphone quality often comes down to that old axiom of consumerism you get what you pay for. When you try to cheap out and get a $20 pair of over-ear headphones while premium brands sell for $150 to...