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09:57 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Corridor Crew's improved CGI Luke Skywalker
Corridor Crew's work fixing visual effects is always entertaining. Improved Luke is pretty fantastic. ...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing TourBox Neo puts over a dozen controls into your hands to improve your digital editing projects
You undoubtedly know at least one mouse hater. While 95% of the computing world points and clicks, there are still those hard-boiled types who live and die by the keyboard and the keyboard only. While...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Great profile of gonzo YouTuber All Brakes No Gas
Andrew Callaghan travels the United States for his All Brakes No Gas YouTube Channel. VICE has a great profile about his approach to covering the high weirdness that is America.Here's his coverage of ...
04:26 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Armie Hammer's cannibalism and Lizzie Borden's ax in this week's dubious tabloids
Hearsay, rumor and innuendo won't stand up in a court of law, but they are the lifeblood of the tabloids, which need only the merest molehill of a story to build a mountain of speculation.And if you s...
03:48 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Powerwashed sidewalk stenciling
The fine folks at powerwashing firm Blast Away also offer a cool stenciling option where they will powerwash your logo or other stencil onto the sidewalk. So satisfying, and perhaps not technically il...
03:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing The Vandals 'I've Got an Ape Drape'
The front may conform to societyBut the back says I have personality...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing 1915 film footage of Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Degas
In this charming little artifact over a century old, Russian-born French actor, Sacha Guitry, employs newfangled technology, the motion picture camera, to capture some of France's great artists at the...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Team Coco's LAN Party candle smells like B.O. and ramen
On the latest episode of Team Coco's podcast "Good Game Nice Try," comedian Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) goes down memory lane with hosts Bley and Sonja about LAN parties of yore and how nasty ...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Top Ten Ray Harryhausen Creations
In this Dark Corners Review, they offer their choices for the ten best creations of legendary stop motion animator and filmmaker, Ray Harryhausen.Besides seeing scenes from Harryhausen's pioneering w...
02:27 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Comprehensive tour of dark patterns at shopping websites
Dark Patterns at Scale is a thorough collection of the high-pressure and deceptive tricks used on websites to get you to do things you didn't intend. Some are merely the online equivalents of the late...
02:15 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Anything can be an instrument: "Music for one apartment and Six Drummers" (2001)
An elderly couple has just left their apartment to walk the dog. That's when almost everything in their home becomes an instrument in the hands of six stealth musicians. "Music for one apartment and S...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Get ready to throw cash at 20 of this week's absolute best deals
It's one of the most recycled memes in the history of meme-dom. Fry from the TV show, Futurama, his animated eyes bugging and a raised, clenched fist clutching a wad of cash, shouting, "Shut up and ta...
01:59 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Miley Cyrus' NPR Tiny Desk Concert is anything but small
During the pandemic, musical artists have raised the bar on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts. Because they can't actually perform from Bob Boilen's "tiny desk" in NPR's music office, they've been given carte ...
01:58 pm GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Douglas Coupland's slogan billboards in Vancouver
A series of billboards created by Canadian author and artist, Douglas Coupland, can now be seen along the new Arbutus Greenway in Vancouver. The slogans on the boards are Holzer-esque "truisms" like: ...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing For Valentine's Day, this grandma will teach you real Italian cooking, one-on-one
As an expression of your innermost deeply held feelings, Valentine's Day should be one of the easiest holidays of the year. But as any husband, wife or significant other can attest, the Day of Love ca...
03:05 am GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing O.J. Simpson's unfortunate COVID vaccine tweet: 'Get your shot, I got mine!'
Whew. The replies.O.J. Simpson [@TheRealOJ32], on Twitter today, shared an image of himself receiving the coronavirus vaccine, and captioned it: 'Get your shot. I got mine!!!'Get your shot. I got mine...
01:03 am GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Movie trailer mash-up: Pee Wee Park The Full Horror
I did not know that movie trailer mash-ups were a thing. I guess they now are....
12:00 am GMT - Sat, January 30, 2021
BoingBoing Zenva Academy offers over 250 courses of coding training that could change your life
There are a hundred different directions you could take a career in tech. You could become a cybersecurity expert or create video games. You could design and run cloud-based systems or build your own ...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a young MF Doom address the US Senate about youth voter registration in 1991
In the clip above, influential rapper and producer MF Doom aka Daniel Dumile aka Zev Love Xwho died in Octoberaddresses the United States Senate in 1991 about the importance of youth voter registratio...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing After being harassed by Marjorie Taylor Green, Cori Bush moves her office out of safety concerns
Democratic Rep Cori Bush announced today she is moving her office away from GOP Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene out of safety concerns. She explains in a couple of tweets (below) that Greene "came up from ...
10:31 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing During police chase, salt truck driver allegedly sprayed cop cars with salt
Cincinnati police arrested salt truck driver Omar Trip Armstrong, 36, who allegedly almost hit them as they stood outside their vehicle and then reportedly sprayed their cruiser with salt as they purs...
08:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Massive chunk of California's Highway 1 has dropped into the ocean
A massive chunk of Highway 1 just fell into the ocean twenty miles south of the magical town of Big Sur, California. The collapse resulted from the atmospheric river drenching the state with intense r...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing This true 1080p projector brings HD-quality video to your wall-sized picture
There's been one common complaint that's often a big reason that has kept most projectors in their conference room presentation niche and not breaking out into a true home entertainment showpiece. For...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing This 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 could be yours
This single-ish owner DeLorean is up for grabs.Bring A Trailer:This 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 was inherited by the current owner approximately a year ago from his father, who is said to have owned it since...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing The USB C to USB is 1/1oth the price of the meme
I wanted a small inexpensive adapter to plug USB devices into my MacBook Pro with USB C ports, and I found that Amazon has a lightning deal on this one. It's less than 1/10th the price of the meme, an...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing The USB C to USB is 1/10th the price of the meme
I wanted a small inexpensive adapter to plug USB devices into my MacBook Pro with USB C ports, and I found that Amazon has a lightning deal on this one. It's less than 1/10th the price of the meme, an...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Fun miniatures for a rec room diorama
Filipe Miranda makes all sorts of cool little miniatures, like this Twister, Jenga, and beer pong set for an upcoming model. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Filipe Mira...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Spooky steampunk ghost ships and skull sculptures
Tattoo artist Jason Stieva has an amazing related hobby creating remarkably ornate skulls and ghost ships. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sculptures By Jason Stieva (...
07:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing A big piece of Highway 1 near Big Sur fell into the ocean
Heavy rains caused the collapse of a large section of California's scenic Highway 1 near Big Sur.From SF Gate:Caltrans spokesperson Jim Shivers said the damage to the highway is called a slip out. "It...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Truly terrible paper plane making instructions
I found this lame tutorial on the r/restofthefuckingowl subreddit. Every one of the 3 steps is useless. The illustration of the bear with a butterfly only adds to the confusion. It's not easy to make ...
07:06 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Colbert congratulates all the new Reddit millionaires
After tearing GOP losers apart, Colbert gives an awesome explainer of the Gamestop stock shock....
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing ADHD, the song
Penn Holderness sings a song about his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to the tune of "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid. It's the most cheerful description of ADHD you'll ever hear. He ...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing The problems of touchscreens in the Joint Strike Fighter
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most crammed-with-digital-tech fighter jet in history, the product of a multi-decade, trillion-dollar design process that has been famously messy.But the jet is ou...
05:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing AOC learns how Robinhood makes its money
This is a good 13-minute video from a Twitch livestream, in which a finance expert, Alexis Goldstein, explains to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) how Robinhood makes its money.Watch the full vide...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Dr. Fauci: Covid shots are less effective against new variant it's 'a wake up call'
Dr. Fauci said today that the US needs to speed up its vaccination efforts, after the news that two of the new Covid vaccinations Johnson & Johnson and Novavax were found to be less effective ag...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Woman explains GameStop short-selling likes she's five
"Avalon Penrose, a normal person [and LA-based comedian], explains what's happening on the stock market."...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing White woman points gun at Black Amazon driver
Apparently this woman had second thoughts about that complete box set of Grey's Anatomy DVDs she'd ordered from Amazon. Either that, or there's something about the driver she doesn't like....
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Firefighters use ladder truck to visit COVID-sick teammate in the hospital
Phoenix firefighter Dan Volcko was hospitalized with severe COVID-19 that he likely caught on the job. So his firefighter pals decided to raise his spirits by raising the ladder on their truck outside...
04:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Marijuana smuggled as vinyl record albums
Just about everyone I know who's worked in used record stories has encountered weed hidden inside LP jacketsmost often Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd albums, it seems. But this is a fascinating 1978 news ...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Brian William trolls viewers with Jerry Maguire clip
MSNBC anchor Brian Williams promised viewers an exclusive video of chastened House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) ar Mar-a-Lago kissing the ring of god-emperor-in-exile Trump but what he re...
04:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Atari 2600 Sinistar would have been terrible
Sinistar was an important part of my childhood. He hungers. Until today I did not know that there had been an Atari port of Sinistar in progress. Beware he lives.Run coward!The 2600 port looks like s...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Palo Alto forced to share a public park with the public; Surprise! Its beautiful
SF Gate Editor in Chief Grant Marek took a hike in Palo Alto's recently opened to the actual public Foothills Park. A long history of Palo Alto and barely closeted racism ends with a lovely park being...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Dyatlov Pass incident likely an avalanche after all
In 1959, a team of experienced and healthy mountaineers perished in the mysterious Dyatlov Pass incident. Miles from anywhere, they'd torn their way out of their tent, fled half-naked into the night, ...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing How about a shanty with a Dundee twist?
@iambecharlotte Sea Shanty but make it from [email protected] #fyp #foryou #seashantytiktok #seashanty #scottishtiktok #viral #singing #acoustic #dundee #discovery original sound – be charl...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing My dog loves to chew this cheap replacement Roku remote
My dog really loves to chew Roku remotes. I am currently running a 2020 Roku Ultra on my plain ol' 1080p tv. I upgraded last year from a Roku 3 and the speed improvements were more than worth it. The ...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Hilarious dog keeps making scary faces in the mirror
This dog is practicing faces in the mirror and I am dead. pic.twitter.com/t3iX5GWezb— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) January 27, 2021I'd love to know what is going through this dog's head as it b...
03:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Confederate memorial removed to make way for John Lewis statue
Progress in Decatur, Georgia: a Confederate memorial was removed last night, having been ruled a public nuisance, and will be replaced by a statue of late U.S. Rep. John Lewis."In short, the Confedera...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Parkland parent Fred Guttenberg: "Depraved" and "dangerous" Greene "needs to be removed"
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was murdered in the Parkland high school shooting, talks about how toxic Marjorie Taylor Green and Lauren Boebert don't belong in congress. This clip comes from the Me...
02:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing GOP leaders grovel to Trump as impeachment hopes fade
Two weeks ago, Republican leaders condemned Donald Trump's incitement of the mob that sacked the U.S. Capitol. In the Senate, Mitch McConnell signalled his own support for impeachment. In the House, K...
02:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Video emerges of GOP congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene calling for Nancy Pelosi's execution for "treason"
Marjorie Taylor Greene has also removed this Facebook video where she suggests Pelosi can be executed for treason."It's a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty o...
02:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Video emerges of GOP congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene calling for Nancy Pelosi's execution for "treason"
Marjorie Taylor Greene has also removed this Facebook video where she suggests Pelosi can be executed for treason."It's a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty o...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing The LectroSound brings white noise and more to your pursuit of a better night's sleep
There are a ton of reasons why you may have trouble falling asleep. From environmental conditions to physiological ailments to good old fashioned stress and anxiety, it can often feel like the univers...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Tropical peat conservation could help fight future pandemics
When I think of peat, I think of Scotch or Irish fireplaces.When I think of pandemicspre-COVID, and nowI think about the impending doom of mutant virus strains spreading rapidly through increasingly w...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Stop motion animator Headexplodie wants you to stop being weird about menstruation
Headexplodie, otherwise known as Oakland-based artist Annie Wong, has been cooking up weirdness in her stop motion studio for over a decade. Her creations are undeniably adorable, even when they're oo...
01:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Werner Herzog watches a skateboarding video for the first time
Werner Herzog has just been introduced to his first skateboarding video by Jenkem Magazine and reacts exactly how you'd expect the grizzly-battling, steamboat-dragging director would, sussing out the ...
01:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Before it was a collector's item, PEZ was an anti-smoking device
I grew up a few miles from the PEZ factory. Rumor had it you could sneak into the parking lot at night and steal trash bags from the dumpsters, full of perfectly good but malformed or damaged PEZ cand...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing An LA mortician cries out over COVID corpses
Everyone's favorite "death positive" Goth mortician, Caitlin Doughty, vents her spleen over the overwhelming number of COVID deaths her small LA funeral home and many others have been dealing with thi...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Todd Rundgren on Rolling Stone's "The First Time"
I really enjoyed this episode of "The First Time," a video series that Rolling Stone has been doing where they ask musicians a series of "first time" questions.In this one, they ask Todd about his fir...
12:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle collaborate on "Anhedonia"
Any fans of dark, gloomy popular music are likely familiar with the bewitching talents of Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle. Given the fact that these two singer-songwriter-musicians share much of th...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Kick-off 2021 with 10 deals on CBD products and smoking accessories
It's 2021…and if 2020 is any indication, we can expect this year to be another big one for the exploding CBD and recreational cannabis markets. With more states like New York on the doorstep of ...
03:09 am GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's failures with first Wuhan evacuees "increased the risk of infection transmission to American public," federal watchdog concludes
Special counsel also criticizes HHS general counsel for 'attempts to shame the whistleblower.'The Trump administration's incompetence in managing the first Wuhan evacuees one year ago at the beginnin...
02:55 am GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Phone battery explodes after man bites into it [VIDEO]
Store surveillance video captured this wild scene in China: a phone battery exploding after a man bites into it. The clip has gone viral on Chinese social media.From Storyful:The man can be seen putti...
02:46 am GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Dolphin freed from nylon net and certain death by boaters in New Zealand [VIDEO]
Two boaters helped free this dolphin entangled in fishing nets off the coast of Kawau Island, Auckland, New Zealand, on January 3. [Video Link]...
02:34 am GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Biden to visit Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland to visit with wounded service members
President Joe Biden tomorrow afternoon (Friday, January 29th) will travel to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to visit with wounded service members. [via]President Bi...
02:16 am GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing On Twitter, many follow @robinhood en masse not realizing it's The Robin Hood Society of Sherwood, UK
Ah, yes, another case of mistaken social media handle identity. The World Wide Robin Hood Society, based in the heart of Sherwood, Nottingham, England, has a bunch of new followers on Twitter.CNN's Br...
01:57 am GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing WHO-led team of scientists is in Wuhan investigating COVID-19 pandemic origins in China
A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic will meet Chinese scientists on Friday and plans to visit labs, markets and hospitals in Wuhan, reports Reuters....
01:34 am GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing Cicely Tyson, 1924-2021
Actress, human rights activist, and Black American icon Cicely Tyson has died. She was 96.Miles Davis was Mr. Cicely Tyson.She died just two days after her memoir was released.Today is the day! My me...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, January 29, 2021
BoingBoing These reversible Micro USB cables eliminate frustration
These reversible Micro USB cablesreally do work. Both the USB male plug and the micro plug can be inserted without regard to the orientation, like a USB C plug. There is no "right side up."Why aren't ...
10:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic Republican congressperson Majorie Taylor Green is angry about space lasers
Space lasers are part of a plot against coal. Georgia's Majorie Taylor Green is really making headlines.SF Chron:Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has since deleted the Facebook post in which she...
10:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic Republican congressperson Marjorie Taylor Greene is angry about space lasers
Space lasers are part of a plot against coal. Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene is really making headlines.SF Chron:Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has since deleted the Facebook post in which s...
10:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene calls elected officials "r*tards"
Marjorie Taylor Greene calling elected officials "re***ds"- "I'm not trying to talk down on people with Down's Syndrome. But that's what these people are." from PublicFr...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Nobody's off the hook
Dictators and wannabe dictators, the category I put Trump in, are quite pathetic once the infrastructure that elevates and supports them crumbles. Think of Saddam, unshaven and unkempt, being fished o...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Mom tries teaching infant to say "mama" but instead teaches dog to say it
Now let's hear the baby bark.From the video description: "Oswald (Ozzy) the two-year-old, 150lb Colorado Rottweiler loves talking to his mom and anyone who will listen. He teaches his baby sister, Amy...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Billionaire Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman is furious that poor people have received tiny checks to keep their kids from starving
Hedge fund manager Lee Cooperman loses his shit on CNBC from PublicFreakout Leon Cooperman (net worth $3.2 billion) is angry that hungry, out of work people are receiving governm...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing A curious journey through the story of the passport
Passports are travel documents that vary across the world and over time. Some are proof of citizenship, some aren't, but all are identification for travelers. While they were used here and there thous...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing This AWS training will help you understand how to make the most of the cloud platform
Not everything suffers in the midst of a pandemic. In fact, some companies thrived as processes and behaviors changed in the wake of COVID-19. Look no further than the growth of cloud-based compu...
09:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing How to cross an alligator when it's blocking your way
A man hiking in the Everglades was blocked by two alligators on his way back to his car. One courteously got out of the way, but the other wasn't as considerate. At first he tried to talk some sense i...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing TIL: It was Hrudey not "Rudy" who was on duty that night
I absolutely remember this song but had no idea it revolved around a guy named Hrudey. ...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Class-action lawsuit filed against Robinhood for blocking purchases of GameStop stock
This morning the stock-trading app Robinhood blocked its users from buying shares of GameStop and other stocks that the Reddit's WallStreetBets followers had been buying as a way to punish hedge fund ...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Jimmy Fallon's hilarious montage of sleazy (but real!) product ads starring Giuliani
Jimmy Fallon told us last night he was surprised to learn that Rudy Giuliani had been making money on his ads that run on his own YouTube channel until YouTube put the kibosh on that. But when it com...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Lose yourself in a Wong Kar Wai marathon
The Hawaii International Film Festival is hosting an online Director's Cut screening of seven of Wong Kar Wai's best works, recently treated to a 4K restoration by Janus Films. I can't think of a bett...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing 50 members of congress push Biden for recurring stimulus checks
The ask is for monthly checks until 'the end of the pandemic.' Politico:More than 50 House progressives are pushing President Joe Biden to prioritize recurring direct checks instead of one-time paymen...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Why wombat poop is shaped like a cube
Today I learned that a) the poop of wombats is shaped like a cube, and b) scientists have figured out how they poop like that.These are both excellent things!Maybe you were already aware of the geomet...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing New ASL interpreter for the White House is an extreme Trumper who was on Parler, now on Gab
The announcement to include an American Sign Language interpreter in the White House daily briefings was cheered as inclusive and ground-breaking. But in their great zeal to fill this position, the Wh...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing 'The Philosopher's War' is a sequel that does the fantastic first novel justice
The Philosopher's War picks up where Tom Miller's The Philosopher's Flight left off, and I read it cover to cover upon discovering I had missed its release.Miller built a wonderful world in this seri...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a sand bubbler crab meticulous build its little bubble house
Nerdist has compiled a bunch of videos of sand bubbler crabs building their little alien dome houses, and wow is it fascinating to watch. These little crustaceans use their legs for breathing, and use...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a sand bubbler crab meticulously build its little bubble house
Nerdist has compiled a bunch of videos of sand bubbler crabs building their little alien dome houses, and wow is it fascinating to watch. These little crustaceans use their legs for breathing, and use...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Lawsuit alleges Subway tuna sandwich contains no tuna, or fish for that matter
The Washington Post reports on a lawsuit filed against Subway Sandwiches in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleges that something is fishy, or rather not fi...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Mark Rober's Glitterbomb 3.0 vs porch pirate
Mark Rober makes amazing glitterbombs to help curb porch piracy. Cellphones, cameras, glue and glitter all combine to make a fun spectacle....
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing What happens when a house fire reaches a propane tank
Firefighters approaching a blazing house fire get lucky when the flames hit a propane tank before they get too close. Stay to the end for an amusing NSFW remark from a bystander....
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Ahsoka's 'The Mandalorian' fight synced to 'Barracuda'
I love when Ahsoka uses the chunk of cut out tree to nail one defender....
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing AOC exposes Kevin McCarthy as weak House Minority Leader who now kowtows to QAnon
On MSNBC Wednesday night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn't mince words when she explains who is now in charge of the GOP. The question she was asked in this clip was, "How do you understand the nature...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Snowman exacts revenge on attacker
Get what you deserve from WTF A human happened upon a snowman, and perhaps feeling intimidated by the silently aloof sentinel, kicked a hole in its chest. Emboldened by the snowm...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing This Mayan language animated short film is just one of dozens in indigenous Mexican languages
Back in 2013, filmmaker Gabriela Badillo launched a new collaborative project called 68 Voices, 68 Hearts, an "animated series of Mexican indigenous stories narrated in their original language, raised...
04:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing More live video of toxic Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing little kids
More video of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene following and harassing children who are school shooting survivors from PublicFreakout More video has surfaced of Rep. Marjorie "Frazzle...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing US Capitol police have arrested a man carrying a gun and ammo
Yesterday, US Capitol Police arrested an individual carrying a gun and ammo outside the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. According to the police report, he was packing a .9mm Sig Sauer ha...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Robinhood plays sheriff for Wall Street, blocking users from buying popular stocks
Robinhood was founded to "provide everyone with access to financial markets, not just the wealthy." But after days of small-time amateurs crushing overexposed hedge funds, it is blocking users from tr...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Kraft releases pink, candy-flavored macaroni and cheese for Valentine's Day
Kraft is releasing a limited-edition Valentine's Day version of its iconic macaroni and cheese. According to a press release, the box "includes a candy flavor packet to turn the mac & cheese pink ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing A tax on beards and other strange revenue enhancement schemes
When governments need money, they often go for a new tax wherever the money is. That makes sense, even when it is flagrantly unfair or even corrupt. But sometimes a tax can be used as a method for cha...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Health workers stuck in a snowy traffic jam gave COVID vaccines to other drivers before the doses spoiled
In Josephine County, Oregon, Health workers on the way back from a vaccination clinic at a high school became stuck in a traffic jam caused by an intense snowstorm. They were carrying extra vaccines a...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing BBC guest talks about important stuff while penis salutes us in the background
While BBC Wales guest Yvette Amos talked about the pandemic, viewers were paying more attention to her bookcase or the penis in the bookcase, to be exact. And, brought to my attention by HuffPost, "a...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing "Meet me at the Cheech!" Cheech Marin's Chicano Art Museum gets the thumbs up
You probably know Cheech Marin as one half of pot humor trailblazers Cheech and Chong, but did you also know that he is a serious art patron? Marin possesses one of the largest collections of Chicano ...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing British family went shopping in used ambulance with emergency lights flashing
A Manchester family acquired a used ambulance and went shopping in it, lights flashing. The vehicle reportedly pulled into the car lot of a supermarket and everyone just popped out to get some groceri...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing The matrilineal Chinese culture that carries around cured pork for a decades
I recently fell down a weird research wormhole about the Mosuo culture of China, an indigenous ethnic minority of about 56,000 people where family names and property are passed down through the women....
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Plot denied to family at "whites-only" Louisiana cemetary
A widow headed to Oaklin Springs Cemetary in Oberlin, Louisiana, only to learn it would not be the final resting place for her husband, Darrell Semien, a Sheriff's deputy who died last week. The cemet...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing What causes the glossy skin on top of brownies? Some kitchen science tries to figure that out
Brownies have a glossy top surface. What exactly is up with that? Why … glossy?Adam Ragusea wondered, so he dialed up Pia Srensen, a Harvard professor who teaches a course called "The Science of...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Navalny's friend decides to play the piano as police raid her house
Anastasia Vasilyeva, friend of Putin critic Alexei Navalny, decided to accompany the police with some classical piano as they raided her house yesterday. ...
02:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Check out the Guinness Record-holder for the world's largest guitar pedal board
In 2019, guitarist Rob Scallon enlisted the Sweetwater music gear company to help him create the official world's largest guitar pedal boardand then play a song on it. This 70-foot-long beast consists...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Firefighter greenscreens self into badly-written firefighting show to berate its inept characters
Fire Department Chronicles is an actual firefighter. He inserts himself into scenes from TV shows that depict firefighting but are written people who don't know anything about firefighting. Greenscree...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing This desk riser gives you the multi-level space to work that most risers can't
While makers of desk risers often have their hearts in the right place, they haven't always considered some of the practicalities of standing desk work. Like…if you're standing and staring at a ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing A million reasons to stay alive
A Million Reasons to Stay Alive is a website that is collecting reasons to stay alive for anyone that might ever need a reason. So far about 60,000 reasons have been contributed.Here are a few go...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Marianne Faithfull and Joan Baez sing "As Tears Go By" in Dylan's hotel room, 1965
This outtake from DA Pennebaker's documentary "Don't Look Back" finds Marianne Faithfull and Joan Baez singing "As Tears Go By" as Bob Dylan types away in the background. He is apparently working on h...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Little Free Art Gallery in Seattle
We all know of the Little Free Libraries that have popped up in many places in the US and beyond. Say hello to its newest neighbor, the Little Free Art Gallery. Started in Seattle's Queen Anne neighbo...
01:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Deepfake Willie Nelson for Omega Mart
This bonkers ad is rather amusing as a parody of both supermarket ads and deep fake technology. But it's not really a fake ad. It's a teaser for a new immersive art installation now open in Las Vegas ...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Fox News hypocrisy supercut
Fox News personalities have an extraordinarily short memory and also think you do too. Thanks to the Daily Show you don't even have to put your recollections to work, they show just how manipulative ...
12:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Stunning moss terrarium
TerraLiving makes all kinds of gorgeous desktop terraria, like the Vertex model shown above, or The Time Fragment show below:So beautiful!Image: YouTube / TerraLiving...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing This DevOps training can get you started toward becoming a new development superstar
It's IT development for the 21st century. DevOps basically takes a holistic approach to product development, bringing together programmers and operations engineers right from the start of a proje...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Feds seize 5 pipe bombs 47 guns from California man accused of threatening to blow up offices of Democratic party, Twitter, Governor Gavin Newsom
The FBI said Wednesday they have seized five pipe bombs and 47 firearms from a California man they say threatened to blow up a Democratic party office, the headquarters of Twitter, and the offices of ...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing Regulators concerned that the Reddit day trader army made money in GameStop trading instead of the hedge fund elite
Reuter's reports that "regulators may scrutinize GameStop's Reddit-driven retail stock surge." In other words, the wrong people made money.The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a stateme...
01:06 am GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing A Japanese air conditioner in the 80s came with its own vinyl soundtrack
From the Amazon.com description for the vinyl reissue of Takashi Kokubo's Get at the Wave:Recorded in 1987 as promotion for a luxury air conditioning line, Takashi Kokubo's Balearic gem "A Dream Sails...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, January 28, 2021
BoingBoing RIP, Cloris Leachman
Gifted actress and comedian, Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein, The Last Picture Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show), has left the building. She died of natural causes. She was 94.In acknowledging her ...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya praises Redditors for buying Gamestop
This is good TV pic.twitter.com/mSnTIWfT5p— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) January 27, 2021Chamath Palihapitiya talks about war between WallStreetBets and Hedge Funds on Wall Street ~ CNBC pic.tw...
11:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Family dog pitches in by loading the dishwasher
This 7-year-old German Pinscher, Amelie, does her chores like everyone else in the family. Actually, according to the YouTube page that posted this, she's just really good at learning tricks, and caug...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing This skewer set will make you wish it was summer right now
There's a noticeable change in the air after the start of a new year. Sure, there's the optimism of a fresh start, and all the other yadda yadda that greets the calendar change. But, even though it's ...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Lawmakers in 2021 have already proposed anti-LGBTQ bills in 14 states
Lawmakers in at least 14 states are currently trying to restrict LGBTQ rights. These include proposals for bills that would ban trans students in Alabama from participating in school sports and end th...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing A company is offering proof of vaccination with a 'Covid passport' for $19.95
A "consumer reporting agency" called CastleBranch is now offering a questionable service that allows people to buy "covid passports" for $19.95. Like an ID card with a QR code, according to Vice, it p...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Geophysicist arrested for beating cop at Trump riot said he was "patting him on the back"
Jeff Sabol, a 51-year-old geophysicist who was charged with beating a police officer during the Trump Capitol Riot on January 6 says he was merely "patting him on the back." His explanation doesn't ji...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic Republican Majorie Taylor Green believes in the insanely stupid frazzledrip conspiracy
On Facebook in 2018, now-Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) endorsed a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton participated in a satanic child murder and ordered a hit on a police officer to cover it u...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic Republican Majorie Taylor Greene believes in the insanely stupid frazzledrip conspiracy
On Facebook in 2018, now-Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) endorsed a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton participated in a satanic child murder and ordered a hit on a police officer to cover it u...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing These stiff-bristled brushes are great for cleaning my cast iron skillet
These bamboo bristled brushes are great for cleaning baked mess from my skillet.I start with heating my dirty pan and scrubbing it with rocksalt. 95% of the time this gets it clean. Sometimes when I a...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Beskar is the heaviest metal
Very cool cover and artwork....
06:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Tony Hawk, 52, landed his first 720 in years. And he is stoked.
Tony Hawk, 52, landed his first 720 in years. And he is rightly STOKED. And he is turning that stoke into an opportunity to raise money for charity. Hawk writes:The last one I made was over three year...
06:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing The holy grail of bbq: a giant wagyu A5 brisket
This amazing brisket looks delicious.I have only once tried to smoke a brisket once and what came off the smoker was not good. I will try again this spring....
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic Republican Majorie Taylor Green apparently harasses Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg
This video apparently shows newly elected Republican congressperson from Georgia Majorie Taylor Green harassing Parkland school shooting survivor David [email protected], is this you harassing @davidho...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing New sighting of a thylacine, a thought-to-be-extinct carnivorous marsupial
As my fellow thylacine aficionado David says, "The Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) was a beautiful carnivorous marsupial that went extinct in the 1930s in part due to human hunting and encroachment on the...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Officer slams high school student to the ground so hard she is motionless
A school officer in Florida was just supposed to be breaking up a fight at Liberty High School in Kissimmee. Instead, he slams a female student so hard onto the concrete ground that she seems to be kn...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Basketball mom refused to cover nose with mask at game, so her kid and coach dad got kicked out of the league
Jennifer Chaney was filming her son's basketball game when people started yelling at her to cover her nose with her mask. She refused. When the league president approached her and told her to cover he...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Talking with your hands directly influences what others hear
It's common for people to "talk with their hands" when conversing with others. Now, researchers show that simple hand gestures during face-to-face conversations can have a very direct influence on wha...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing No, Biden didn't have Trump's "Diet Coke" button removed from the Oval Office
Last week, photos of Biden in the Oval Office no longer showed Trump's "Diet Coke" button on the Resolute Desk. Trump used the button, officially called the Usher Call button, to summon his favorite c...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Oklahoma foolishly listened to Trump. Now they want a $2 million refund on hydroxychloroquine
Last year, in the early months of Covid-19, Trump was avidly pushing hydroxychloroquine. In the middle of May, he said everyone should be taking it, claiming "there's a very good chance that this has ...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Pilot takes off in 2.5 feet, lands in 16.5
The competitive world of STOL (short takeoff and landing) includes some impressive feats using specialized planes:Kevin Quinn has a global stole competition going on and a couple of weeks ago I had a ...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Overview of the M5Paper eInk development board
The M5Paper ($70) has WiFi and Bluetooth and can be programmed with the Arduino IDE and microPython. The coolest thing about it is its touchscreen eInk display. It also has microSD storage, which make...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Teaching police departments about autism
According to KPIX CBS 5 in the Bay Area, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department has made it mandatory for all 1,000+ officers on the force to attend an autism workshop as part a 3-day crisis inte...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing 80,000 dead of Covid in January, America's worst month yet
Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that about 80,000 people died of Covid in America in January, making it the worst month so far in the pandemic. CNN:"The brutal truth is it's going to take mon...
04:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing REVIEW: "Department of Truth," a conspiracy thriller about conspiracy theories that literally change reality
The first conspiracy theory wormhole I really remember falling down was the one about Andrew WK being replaced by an actor, either because of contractual disagreements, or the Illuminati, or something...
04:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing YouTube demonetizes Rudy Giuliani
YouTube kicked Rudy Guiliani out of its partner program for at least 30 days, reports MSNBC. Trump's personal lawyer will no longer get paid by the company to post conspiracy theories and beg there. O...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing New Zealand's odd/jokey tourism campaign: stop copying other travelers' photos
New Zealand launched a new tourism ad campaign starring comedian Tom Sainsbury who urges travelers to stop imitating other travelers' photos posted on social media. "You know them," Sainsbury says in ...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Man fights cell phone glued to sidewalk
Fighting a cell phone from IdiotsFightingThings Apparently someone thought it would be funny to glue a phone to the sidewalk but it only angered this person, who administered a b...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Robinhood stock trading app scares 20-year-old into suicide
It appears bad UI and thoughtless data display in the Robinhood fee-free stock trading app convinced a fledgling 20-year-old stock trader he was negative three-quarters of a million dollars. The scare...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing How a centuries-old debate about musical tuning turned into a Nazi conspiracy theory
In the 2+ decades I've been playing guitar, I've always known that A was tuned to 440 Hertz. I didn't always know what that meant, exactly, but I understood it to be one of those truths you hold self-...
03:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this dog's very strange behavior caught on camera
This dog doesn't have a thumb to suck, so it walks with its tail in its mouth instead....
03:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch "Holy Ghost People," a documentary about a snake-handling, tongues-speaking, faith-healing church in Appalachia
Directed by pioneering gay filmmaker Peter Adair, "Holy Ghost People" (1967) documents a Pentecostal church congregation in Scrabble Creek, West Virginia. Their worship involves handling venomous snak...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Relax with water dancing in this singing bowl
Longtime fans of cymatics will love this water-filled Tibetan singing bowl:Singing bowl with water played with a large suede covered mallet to produce water fountains. The singing bowl filled with wat...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Proud Boys leader a "prolific" police informant
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was a "prolific" police informant, reports Adam Roston for Reuters.Law-enforcement officials and the court transcript contradict Tarrio's denial. In a statement to Reu...
03:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Handy little vein viewer illuminates any vein
This video on how to use a vein viewer was interesting. The hand-held option seems less useful, as having it mounted frees up both hands for other work.No phlebotomist has ever needed one with me, sin...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing "Everything Bagel" ice cream
Following a major trend in seasoning, Jeni's has introduced a new ice cream flavor: "Everything Bagel." To be more specific, that's "cream cheese ice cream with everything bagel gravel." (Emphasis mi...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing "A bullet to the head": Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene approved of posts calling for Pelosi, Obama, Hillary Clinton and FBI agents to be executed
CNN reports that Marjorie Taylor Greene, a conspiracy theorist who this year joined her Republican colleagues in congress, liked and responded approvingly to posts calling for her Democrat colleagues ...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Your next job: $3,000 for sleeping
Sleepjunkie.com is looking to a pay a sleeper who can write reviews of the mattresses they slept on. The mattress reviewing platform is looking for "a real-life Sleeping Beauty".via Sleepjunkie.com:"T...
01:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing The "Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction" launches
My old friend the lexicographer Jesse Sheidlower has launched an incredibly cool project: the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction, which tracks down how sci-fi terms were first used, and then evo...
01:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing That time Wilford Brimley helped save the Ewoks
Yes, Wilford Brimley and the what-the-hell-is-he-on vision of George Lucas combined to create the near-forgotten Ewoks: Battle for Endor. These guys have a taste for humanoid, I fear for that child....
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing An alphabet made of architectural plans, from 1773
This is super fun: In a 1773 book, Johann Steingruber designed an alphabet made of architectural floorplans.Present & Correct tweeted about this yesterday, whereupon followers demonstrated that yo...
01:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Why video cards are so expensive right now
Covid slowed manufacturing, the bitcoin surge made mining profitable again, and bots instantly scalp inventory that shows up. Welcome to the great graphics card shortage.All this has led to some remar...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Kid Congo releases 14 minute video, "He Walked In"
Post-punk rock legend, Kid Congo Powers, has just released a new video for the track "He Walked In." It is from his forthcoming EP, Swing From The Sean DeLear, with his band Kid Congo & The Pink ...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Conan O'Brien "reviews" Cyberpunk 2077
In this clip from Good Game Nice Try, Conan O'Brien "reviews" Cyberpunk 2077 the day after the game was released in December. He doesn't actually review the game. He is simply shown the cover art and ...
12:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Kinetic polarized light art
Austine Wood Comarow creates lovely pieces like "Garden Gold," which shift in hue as the pieces move. The materials themselves have no colors:We perceive the color as a result of the interaction of po...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Where unsold items end up after Oakland's huge White Elephant Sale
A faux alligator push button desk phone, a plaid Skotch Grill, and a swell Calder-esque mobile are just a few of the vintage treasures I've scored at the White Elephant Sale (WES) in Oakland, Californ...
04:30 am GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing The Wayfarer combines style and function in a brilliant, yet attractive travel bag
It's the carrot on the end of the stick that's kept many of us going for the past year. Someday, hopefully someday soon, travel will resume. And, not just driving an hour or two on a day trip style tr...
02:44 am GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Kellyanne Conway investigated by cops over nude photo of teen daughter Claudia on Twitter
Former Donald Trump spokesmonster Kellyanne Conway is the subject of a police investigation into a topless photo of Kellyanne Conway's 16-year-old daughter, Claudia which Claudia says Kellyanne poste...
02:35 am GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Cat enjoys catspreading upside down on the sofa [VIDEO]
Says the human who cares for this super chill cat in Florida, "Just my cat being weird." [Video Link]...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Biden White House to hold first Covid response team press briefing Wednesday January 27
Regular COVID press briefings to be held 3x a week with Fauci and others"The Biden White House is holding its first Covid response team press briefing tomorrow. @PressSec says they'll be held three t...
02:22 am GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing China's Ant Group plans to sell EyeVerify, U.S.-based biometric security firm that scans your eyeballs
China's Ant Group plans to sell off its U.S.-based biometric security firm EyeVerify, which identifies you by scanning your eyeballs. The sale comes as tension grows between Beijing and Washington ove...
02:07 am GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Pharmacist pleads guilty to sabotaging 500 doses of Moderna COVID vaccine, federal charges could bring up to 20 years in prison
PHOTO via Grafton Police Department. Pharmacist Stephen Brandenburg in a police booking mugshot.From the U.S. Department of Justice announcement, "Hospital Pharmacist to Plead Guilty to Attempting to ...
01:11 am GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing Billionaire investors dump $2.7B into stock shorting battle vs r/wallstreetbets
Two billionaires are bailing out Melvin Capital, a firm that has lost a ton of money shorting GameStop. Stepping into a fight with a social media whirlwind is line of duty no.Business Insider:Steve Co...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 27, 2021
BoingBoing These gorgeous Zenko Fusion knives can change how your kitchen looks and works
A quality knife set is literally something you can build an entire kitchen around. As the backbone of any meal prep, a set that handles all your basic slicing and dicing is not only how you craft a gr...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Thomas Middleditch gives the perfect explanation for the allure of D&D
On a recent Late Late Show, host James Corden brings up D&D with his guest, Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley). Middleditch and his D&D group have just wrapped up a three year campaign and Co...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Teen who told the FBI on his father for breaking into Capitol is now in hiding
Jackson Reffitt, the 18-year-old who tipped off the FBI after his father had taken part in breaking into the Capitol, "is now in hiding," according to ABC, and has no communication with his family. Wh...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Celebrations from Elephant Country, by renowned elephant scientist Caitlin O'Connell
Elephant scientist Caitlin O'Connell has been studying elephant behavior for nearly thirty years, and has writtendozens of scientific papers along with many feature magazine articles about elephants. ...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Disneyland to remove racist elements from 'Jungle Cruise'
One of Disneyland's opening day attractions in 1955, The Jungle Cruise is set to become more inclusive. LA Times:"Horrifyingly racist" is how one of Disney's peers in the theme park design community, ...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Recomendo videos: Quick hose connectors/Professional scissors/Make a custom mug
For the last few months, Kevin Kelly, Claudia Dawson, and I have been making short videos of things we like. The videos are companions to our weekly Recomendo newsletter, which has short recommendatio...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing The art of whaling, from those who were there
The deep-sea whalers of Nantucket were hard working men on a difficult job, but there was plenty of time between whale sightings to fill with activities that survive to this day. Those were keeping lo...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli metals up that sea shanty
I absolutely like this better....
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing See this 12-year-old's extraordinary record-setting Jenga stack
Auldin Maxwell, 12, stacked 693 Jenga blocks atop a single vertical block. He now holds the Guinness World Record for, you guessed it, "Most Jenga blocks stacked on one vertical Jenga block.""I create...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Consumer Reports loves the GhostBed After trying out the memory foam, you probably will too
It's not often you find an industry where the top-selling product is also the one that customers find the least satisfying. That dichotomy pretty well sums up why buying a mattress turns out to be so ...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing How the iconic THX Deep Note was made
You know this sound. You probably hear it every other time you go to the movies. And you know that it was actually, carefully composed:In 35 yrs we have NEVER shown this! View the never-before-seen sc...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a woman get a massage with a huge blade, mallets, and a hammer
I ran across this video on Reddit and at first it looks like this woman has entered a torture chamber. After the camera zooms in on an assortment of mallets and a huge blade, the woman lies down on a ...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Help fund a new billboard honoring Ted Cruz
ReallyAmerican.com, the folks who put up some great billboards during the GOP senatorial run-offs, are honoring Texas' own Ted "Traitor" Cruz. Help Put These Billboards Up In Cruz's Hometown...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing "All-Star" but an AI attempts to finish the song after the first verse
Your OpenAI Jukebox scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they never stopped to think if they should.Details on the Neural Network, from the YouTube page:What is OpenAI Jukebox? Simp...
06:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Former FBI agent describes interrogation techniques
Joe Navarro is a former FBI agent and nonverbal communications expert. In this Wired video, he describes how FBI agents interrogate people. The first thing FBI agents do is calm the suspect. Navarro s...
06:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing 50 Great Cult Films
Here is a list of what The Ringer thinks are the 50 best cult films of all time. It's a great list, but as in all such things, your mileage may vary. These are all quite mainstream.31. BrazilTerry Gil...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Aiport TSA finding guns at twice the rate as 2019
The TSA reports that in 2020, they found guns carried by US air passengers at twice the rate they did in 2019. To put some context around that though, the found 10 guns per million passengers last yea...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Rich casino exec and actress wife charged with chartering plane to Yukon and taking vaccine meant for Indigenous elders
MSN reports that wealthy "casino executive Rodney Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, a 32-year-old actress" took a chartered plane to a small community in Canada's Yukon and posed as local mote...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing What is this mystery beast photographed in Maine?
Norman Tremblay of Penobscot County, Maine captured this trail cam image of a strange creature walking through the forest of Lowell. Some experts have suggested it could be a fisher or beaver while a ...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Fanning powder helps card flourishes and old decks
Fanning powder is pretty useful if you like learning card flourishes. It makes the cards easier to work, and helps keep decks in service longer.Fanning powder is mostly zinc soap (zinc stearate) and s...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Target and Costco "refuse to profit from chained monkeys"
Target has joined Costco in its boycott of Chaokoh brand coconut milk, which reputedly forces monkeys into harvesting coconuts, in chains. ABC7 Chicago:"By dropping Chaokoh, Target is joining thousand...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Oregon GOP Party lies about Capitol riot, saying it's a "false flag" to "discredit President Trump"
Many well-known Nazis, QAnon cultists, white supremacists, and Pinochet-loving fascists were photographed rioting in the Capitol on January 6. It's not surprising that the Oregon Republican Party is l...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Oregon GOP Party lies about Capitol riot, says it's a "false flag" to "discredit President Trump"
Many well-known Nazis, QAnon cultists, white supremacists, and Pinochet-loving fascists were photographed rioting in the Capitol on January 6. It's not surprising that the Oregon Republican Party is l...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing How to open a soda bottle with a chop
As it's more likely that I'd have a soda bottle in front of me than a champagne bottle, I'd rather learn this impressive technique for opening a screw-off cap than how to slice a cork with a saber. ...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Beware "Hommade" sauce "does not represent its true nature"
Tomato ketchup HOMEMADE** from assholedesign If you think this Hommade condiment was made at someone's hom, think again. A small disclosure on the packaging reveals a darker secr...
05:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Duterte backs out of public Covid vaccine, insisting on a private butt shot instead
The Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said back in August, "When the vaccine arrives, I will have myself injected in public. Experiment on me first, that's fine with me." But that's all changed, n...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing 31 Visions of Hell, Satan, and Demons, according to a 1775 book obsessed with genitals
The Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae per celeberrimos Artis hujus Magistros, or "A rare summary of the entire Magical Art by the most famous Masters of this Art," is a 1775 co...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Neumorphic Knots a fun web-based puzzle game
The goal of Neumorphic Knots is to swap tile pairs to form closed loops. It's more fun than I thought it would be. To swap two tiles, just click on them, or tap if you're playing on a touchscreen.(The...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Chemistry prof from Periodic Videos finally watches 'Breaking Bad'
Six years after dismissing 'Breaking Bad' as unworthy of his time, host Sir Martyn Poliakoff of the popular YouTube channel Periodic Videos was persuaded to watch the show about chemistry's greatest f...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Man offers lifeline to fox trapped in a pit
This fox can jump high, but not high enough to get out of a pit it's fallen into. Eventually it realizes that a man with a rope offers a way out....
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing This is the winner of the official Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year
The BookSeller has announced the winner of its 42nd Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. The honors go to…A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path: Animal Metaphors in Eastern Indonesian ...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Portland mayor Ted Wheeler pepper sprays maskless man who "accosted" him
Portland mayor Ted Wheeler was leaving McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House with former mayor Sam Adams Sunday night when a middle-aged white man approached them. Speaking to Wheeler, he ac...
03:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Hari & Deepti's paper cut light boxes
Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair create paper cut light boxes that have captured the imagination of many children who came to know them through their book The Seekers.This post juxtaposing a National Geo...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Punny tweets had by all after MyPillow CEO banned from Twitter
Soon after MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was banned from Twitter for pushing Trump's blatant lies and election fraud conspiracy, hilarious tweets made the rounds. Here are but a smattering:Okay…here...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing In London in 1762, a ghost accused a man of murder
In 1759, ghostly rappings started up in the house of a parish clerk in London. In the months that followed they would incite a scandal against one man, an accusation from beyond the grave. In this wee...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing 11 US cities are piloting Universal Basic Income programs, with more to come
From Bloomberg City Lab:Fueled by a growing group of city leaders, philanthropists and nonprofit organizations, 2021 will see an explosion of guaranteed income pilot programs in U.S. cities. At least ...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Collapse OS, an operating system for after the apocalypse
Collapse OS is an operating system that no-one should ever have to use. It's designed to be useful after worldwide catastrophe destroys human civilization: able to run on junk and easy to work with, a...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Gymnast Nia Dennis brings the internet to its knees, once again
Mary Lou Retton could never. On the heels of her jaw-dropping gymnastics floor routine set to Beyonce that broke the internet last year, UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis has done it again. Dennis' performance ...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Ohio lawmaker who suggested "colored population" get Covid due to poor hygiene will lead state health panel
Ohio State Sen. Stephen Huffman has been appointed by Senate President Matt Huffman to lead the state Senate's health panel.Stephen Huffman made news last year by suggesting, in the form of a question...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Hipster Hitler has rueful smile in new Amazon app icon
Amazon is rolling out a new icon for its main app on the AppStore, and it's a design mistake for the ages. ...
01:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing MyPillow CEO banned from Twitter
MyPillow entrepreneur Mike Lindell has lost a lot due to his loyal support of Donald Trump and constant promotion of conspiracy theories. Now he's lost his Twitter account, too.It was not immediately ...
01:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Anything can be an instrument: Broken air con unit plays a jazz drum solo
This fun video of a broken air conditioner unit that sounds like it's playing a jazz drum solo has been around for a few years. But this week it got some new traction after drummer Adam Osmianski deci...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Owl is in raven's spot
In this footage, a raven expresses its displeasure at an owl's presence. The owl is happy where it is.Snowy Owl and Common Raven interaction in Superior, Wisconsin, 07 February 2020....
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing The charcoal grill throws almost no smoke, is fully portable in use, and delivers flavorful food
Ask any griller whether they'd rather eat food cooked over charcoal or gas and it probably won't be much of an argument. For the rich, smoky flavoring alone, most fans of the grilling arts would pick...
12:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing More than 100,000 dead of Covid in UK
A grim milestone for the United Kingdom: 104,000 dead of Covid. It was already understood that more than 100,000 had the disease on their death certificates, but an update in official numbers puts it ...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing What's the difference between a pipe and a tube?
My post about a cool instrument got me wondering, what's the difference between a tube and a pipe, so I went on YouPipe to learn more.Via Commerce Metals:Tubing is generally used for structural purpos...
12:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing What would you do with a decommissioned BART train car?
Here in San Francisco Bay Area, our main public transit train system is called BART (short for Bay Area Rapid Transit). Well, just saw that BART is looking for new homes for some train cars they're re...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Save 20% on this surreal print from the Hidden Moves art collection
"Art is the journey of a free soul." – Alev OguzThere's probably nothing in your home that makes a more immediate statement about you and the person you are than what's hanging on your walls....
01:25 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. Treasury resumes efforts to place Harriet Tubman on $20 dollar bill
With the incoming Biden administration, the U.S. Treasury Department is now resuming efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, White House and Treasury officials said on Monday. Tubman was an ens...
01:17 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Lamb and dog are friends [VIDEO]
The lamb and dog are friends, and the lamb tells the dog it's time to play with some playful licks. I love inter-species friendships. [Video Link]...
01:13 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Puppy enjoys helping robot vacuum do its job [VIDEO]
The puppy's name is Deke, and he seems to enjoy helping this little robot vacuum do its job. [VIDEO LINK]...
01:08 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Cat rides horse [VIDEO]
"My sisters and I were out feeding the horses when we saw the black cat walk down the fence and hop up on the palomino horses back with no help from us." From Alberta Canada, occurred January 21. [Vid...
12:57 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. Senate confirms Yellen as Treasury chief, first woman to serve in role
Lots of firsts for women, with the incoming Biden administration. The Senate today has overwhelmingly voted to confirm Janet Yellen as Treasury Chief. She'll be the first woman in our government's his...
12:38 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Biden on Trump impeachment trial: 'it has to happen'
President Joe Biden on Monday told CNN, on the topic of Trump's impeachment trial, "I think it has to happen."Biden made the comment during a brief one-on-one interview with CNN in the halls of the We...
12:31 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing Apple hardware engineering chief Dan Riccio will step down, focus on new project yet to be revealed
Apple's hardware engineering chief, Dan Riccio, is planning to step down to oversee a new project, the company announced Monday, providing no further details on the longtime executive's latest role. C...
12:29 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing These rubber shoes look better than Crocs (and are cheaper)
I've been wearing rubber shoes like these for at least 8 years. (Cory turned me on to them). No socks needed. You can step down on the heel and turn them into slippers. Comfortable, whisper-quiet, and...
12:16 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing House impeachment managers have transmitted Trump article of impeachment to Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives has delivered its article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate, which formally sets into motion the trial against the only American pres...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 26, 2021
BoingBoing It's a lamp that looks like an active thundercloud and you will be utterly transfixed
Even if you aren't usually a contemplative type, there is a power and majesty that washes over you as you watch a cloud roll across the sky. From stringy, wispy cirrus clouds, to serious, storm-bearin...
10:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Time for another pack of glass smartphone screen protectors
My daughter needed a new phone, and so I bought her these tempered glass screen protectors. Over the course of her last phones 2-3 year service life she destroyed 3-4 of these but her screen was never...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing A Porsche with the engine upfront
The 928 was an idea. A seriously badass V8 engine in the front of the car, this Porsche was intended to be used for sport-touring by folks who always put the engine in the back. The fit and finish wer...
08:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Supreme Court dismisses emoluments cases against Trump
The U.S. Supreme Court today tossed a lawsuit claiming that former president Trump violated the constitutional prohibition against him receiving "emoluments"profiting from a foreign governments. The c...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Hundreds of Butterfly Wings, Run Through Hardware Samplers
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. Really, a...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Half desk toy, half science experiment, the Skill Flux magnetic oddity is all fun
Anybody can use a fidget spinner, or a stress ball, or some other piece of desk silliness to occupy idle hands during the course of their day. But it isn't quite so common for a desk toy to so fully e...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Budweiser to skip Super Bowl ads, donate to vaccine awareness campaign
For the first time in 37 years, Budweiser will not advertise during the Super Bowl. Instead, the company whose commercials have become iconic will donate $1,000,000 to the Ad Council and COVID Collabo...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Gwyneth Paltrow's vagina candle explodes in London
Jody Thompson lit her "this smells like my vagina" Gwyneth Paltrow Goop candle in her North London home only to have the flames go so out of control she had to throw it out of her front door to avoid ...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Trespasser going berserk set to heavy metal soundtrack
The outburst of a person with a small dog and a big anger problem gets enhanced with a Andre Antunes soundtrack....
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing A 7-Eleven is allowing guests to game all night long in one of its stores
Appealing to gamers, a 7-Eleven in Dallas County, Texas is transforming itself into a "plush, futuristic gaming palace" for two nights in February, according to an Airbnb listing. And guests will have...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Chinese couple tries Mexican food for the first time
In this video we learn that Mexican food pairs well with Chinese liquor. The person who posted this video says: "If you want to see Chinese people try Mexican food for the first time, then here is my ...
06:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch inaugural poet Amanda Gorman's TED talk about the political power of poetry
Three years before National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, 21, stole the inaugural stage with "The Hill We Climb," she gave this provocative, enlightening, and rousing TED-Ed talk titled "Using yo...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Wind turbines take on a sinister quality when videotaped
Stroboscopic effect between the blades and shutter speed from fascinating When viewed through a video camera, wind turbines reveal their loathsome, eldritch nature. — Read ...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Baby panda clings to zookeeper's leg and doesn't want to let go
While a zookeeper at Everland Zoo in South Korea tries to go about his duties, the six-month-old panda cub he is tending to is a real clinger. He grips onto the man's leg and clearly doesn't want to l...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing A low-tech and ingenious way to catch fish
A very interesting and effective way to fish. from BeAmazed These woven baskets have a bamboo tube that extends into the water. When the black eel-like fish see bait through the ...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Cyborg venus flytrap plant controlled with a smartphone
Venus flytraps are triggered to snap shut when an insect tickles the tiny hairs inside its jaw-like leaves. Now, researchers have created a cyborg venus flytrap that closes when zapped with a tiny ele...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Cat won't allow young human to climb over balcony
Cats are good at babysitting from funny It's surprising that a cat is smart enough to know that this toddler is putting themself in danger. But maybe the cat would do the same fo...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Bad food, low spirits plague Mar-A-Lago's declining membership
Disgraced former US President Donald Trump's gaudy golf club is losing members and serving bad food. CNN:Many once-loyal members ofMar-a-Lagoare leaving because they no longer want to have any connect...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Trump gets warm welcome in Florida with "pathetic loser" and "worst president" sky banners
Four days after moving from the White House, Trump was greeted in his new hometown with a couple of sky banners on Sunday. Flying near Mar-a-Lago, one said "Trump you pathetic loser go back to Moscow,...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Covid deniers unswayed by shocking pictures of coronavirus consequences
People who think Covid-19 is a hoax or "no worse than the flu" are unlikely to change their mind when shown "shocking photos" of the pandemic, says Nathan Ballantyne an associate professor of philosop...
04:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Social media punishes those who short GameStop stock
Folks on Reddit and Twitter have decided that GameStop should not have such a low share price. The price has increased over 600% since the antics have begun, forcing the folks who shorted GameStop's s...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Bear chases skier down mountain while others scream trying to warn him
A man skiing down a mountain in Romania on Saturday was, at first, unaware that a brown bear was chasing him. But horrified onlookers on the ski lift screamed warnings at him: "Faster, faster! Come on...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running for Governor of Arkansas
Former Trump administration press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced her candidacy for Governor of Arkansas this morning with a video straight out of the Leni Rienfenstahl School of Propaganda...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Sheila E. is making a biopic about Prince
Legendary funk drummer and longtime Prince collaborator and onetime romantic partner Sheile E. is making a biopic about the Purple One. On Friday, her Facebook page featured the following message:"Com...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Biden fires doctor who lied about Trump's Covid condition
Remember Dr. Sean Conley, the Trump sycophant who misrepresented Trump's Covid condition last fall? The doctor who said, "This morning the President is doing very well… The President is fever-f...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Incredible hand-carved marionettes of Bowie, Lemmy, Devo, Bootsy Collins, Hunter Thompson, and more
Darren Moreash of Harrietsfield, Nova Scotia carves astounding marionettes of rockers and counterculture characters. (As Dangerous Minds notes, Moreash's Darrionettes starred in the Cheap Trick video ...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing NASA is demolishing historic Apollo and Space Shuttle launch pad
NASA is demolishing its Mobile Launch Platform-2, the storied Kennedy Space Center launch pad from which multiple Apollo and Space Shuttle missions lifted off. Apparently the space agency is short on ...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Q-Nuts: "It's the Great Storm, Charlie Brown"
You can purchase the definitive comic strip account of the Trump Era, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse! Information here."This fine collection of work by Mr. Bolling provides ample evidence a...
02:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Belligerent gas station racist says he doesn't like cameras
In this footage, a customer at a gas station directs racist comments at an elderly cashier, throws products at him and threatens to kill him. At one point, the customer remarks that "I don't like came...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Man in mask walks into police station with assault rifle, is told sternly to put it down
In this footage from February 2017, a man wearing a balaclava and other tacticool accouterments arms himself with an assault rifle and walks into a police station to complain about being pulled over. ...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Play "Coronasweeper", a Minesweeper clone for the age of COVID-19
Software developer Sofia Levi created "Coronasweeper", a clone of Minesweeper with a theme suited to our grim pandemic: When you narrow down the location of an outbreak, you set a "shelter in place or...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing You could win up to 500K if you can prove life after death exists
Billionaire businessman Robert Bigelow and recent founder of the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies is offering up almost a $1 million in prizes to whoever can provide the "best evidence for ...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Tacoma terror cop plows through crowd in police SUV
A police officer in Tacoma plowed into a crowd of people Saturday night, hospitalizing at least one of those run over. The crowd, of about 100 people, were gathered late at night to watch drivers do d...
01:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Biden to drop military transgender ban
Trump's ban on transgender people in the U.S. military is about to end, according to the AP. The news service reports that President Biden plans to reverse the 2017 prohibition this week.The White Hou...
01:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing You're doing just fine
I've been playing Cyberpunk 2077 lately and will soon post a review for your enjoyment. A question asked of me: what do you think is cyberpunk, exactly? Of course, I had the Ford Motors Company Employ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing The Trova Go storage box biometrically protects your valuables
It happens in half the movies we watch. Something about one of the characters is revealed when another character stumbles across their deepest, darkest secret. Maybe it's a piece of jewelry or another...
12:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing The Windows startup and other sounds, performed acapella
Performed for your Monday morning appreciation by Maytree. See also: Tetris.Do not watch "Hi Stranger" while high...
12:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing 'Meat peripherals': brain interfaces are coming, says Steam president Gabe Newell
Interviewed by New Zealand's 1 News, Gabe Newell (of Valve and Steam fame) says "meat peripherals" are coming. You will enjoy them.Newell admits some of the ideas may seem incredible, and said some of...
12:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Godzilla vs. Kong trailer
The two stars that Hollywood can never get out of its mind are Godzilla and King Kong. The newest film to put these two together (like in 1962), Godzilla vs. Kong, is a sequel to both Godzilla: King o...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Categorize your bookshelves by emotions
There is a new bookstore in Seattle, Washington where the books are shelved not by topic or alphabetically, but by mood, and I'm all for it.From The Seattle Times:Oh Hello Again owner Kari Ferguson ad...
12:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Brilliant student creates solar panel powered by rotting food
Carvey Ehren Maigue, a student at Mapua University in the Phillipines, has found a way to power solar panels by utilizing food waste to harvest light, even on cloudy days. Maigue's AuReus: solar panel...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing The origins of chess
An article at History Hit asks the question, "Who invented chess?" That particular question doesn't have an answer, because chess, like many other things, wasn't invented so much as it was developed. ...
11:40 am GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing "Who's Yellen Now?" A hip hop tribute to new Sec of the Treasury
During Biden's announcement of his Secretary of the Treasury pick, Janet Yellen, he made a quip about her now needing her own musical, like Hamilton (about the first US Sec of the Treasury). Dessa: "H...
11:34 am GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing Volcanic rock that looks like Cookie Monster is worth big bucks
California-based geologist Mike Bowers unearthed a very special agate while rock hunting in the Rio Grande dol sul region near Soledade in Brazil last year.Once split in two, the egg-shaped volcanic r...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 25, 2021
BoingBoing From sourdough pizza to vegan recipes, these master class courses can transform you into a serious chef and baker
What did you have for dinner last night? If your answer falls somewhere between leftovers, a sandwich, or a frozen pizza, it might be time to start getting serious about your culinary skills.While nob...
10:43 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing The bizarre internet mystery of an Avril Lavigne song that doesn't exist
For the last 20 years or so, I have had a healthy ambivalence towards Avril Lavigne. I don't get worked up over manufactured pop stars and pop songs; sometimes they're fine, they have a purpose, whate...
10:42 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Two-headed crocodile sculpture crafted with quail eggs
Sarah Lee makes amazing sculptures using eggshells, like this two-headed croc covered in quail eggshells.Her Instagram has lots of other onderful pieces like this molting ouroboros: View this ...
10:42 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Excavator extricated
YouTuber LetsDig18 specializes in recovering excavators that get stuck in the mud, but this was "the worst excavator recovery of my career."This 41-minute epic struggle with the elements is oddly rela...
10:42 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Tucker Carlson falsely claims CNN Covid tracker taken down once Biden in office
Fox News' talking lima bean, Tucker Carlson, claimed that once Joseph Robinette Biden had been sworn into office CNN had removed it's perpetual Covid graphic that ticked off cases and deaths due to th...
10:41 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Whatever happened to the company that decided to pay all of its employees a $70K minimum wage?
Back in 2015, Dan Price of the credit card processing company Gravity Payments decided to pay everyone at his company a minimum salary of $70,000 a year, including himself. In the immediate aftermath,...
10:40 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing An elegy for the dying breed of San Francisco private eyes
I've always enjoyed reading and writing detective fiction; really, if any story has a noir vibe, I'm in. I'm certainly not alone in, but I've also found it curious considering how little we actually h...
10:40 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Tracking the Rise and Fall of the American middle class with shopping malls
One of the best parts of Wonder Woman 1984 was the present-day opening sequence, of our lasso'd heroine battling some petty crooks at a shopping mall, interspersed with clips of our villain-to-be, Max...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Cloud computing will remain one of 2021's biggest growth areas this training explains it all
Every year, U.S. News and World Report compiles its Best Jobs list and once again, the venerable news outlet has determined it's pretty great to be a network architect. For another year, the role of ...
05:56 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Expected family contributions for college loans might be going away, thanks to COVID-19
Nestled somewhere in the 5000-page COVID relief bill signed earlier this month, there was also a significant change to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form: the deceptively-named ...
05:56 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Maker creates a tiny PVC tube instrument, plays "Popcorn"
An impressive amount of planning, trial, and error went into this rendition of Gershon Kingsley "Popcorn" played on a homemade percussion instrument made of narrow PVC pipe.Here's the original as it a...
05:56 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Cat
Indiana Jones defied seven deadly traps to reach this treasure! But afterward, a giant ball of yarn chased him back out of the temple. Yeah, it's short and it's corny, but this little movie scene will...
05:55 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Samurai created from a single sheet of paper, folded for 50 hours
Finnish artist Juho Knkkl took a single sheet of paper and created this intricate origami samurai that stands almost 8 inches tall. There was no ripping or cutting during the process, the final produc...
05:54 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Mardi Gras spirit perseveres with "Yardi Gras" house floats
Although COVID-19 has grounded the traditional Mardi Gras parades and celebrations this year, New Orleans will always find a way to party (albeit with less titties and barfing in the streets). Artists...
05:54 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Internet-based chastity belts hijacked by malicious hackers
Oh man. A bluetooth-controlled chastity belt was the recent victim of a hacker attack. The Cellmate Chastity Cage, made by Chinese company Qiui, was designed so that users are able to lock and unlock ...
05:54 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing First new pigment of blue in 200 years finally goes on sale
In 1802, chemists discovered that you could commercially manufacture a great blue pigment using cobalt. For the last 200 years, that was basically it.Then in 2009, researchers at Oregon State Univers...
05:54 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Man does data-analysis on every piece of clothing he's worn for three years
Olof Hoverflt wanted to figure out which pieces of his clothing were truly worth owning, so he tracked everything he wore — for three years — in a sprawling spreadsheet. Now he's done an e...
05:54 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Tour a spot-on recreation of the sets for Star Trek: The Original Series
In 2016, Cory wrote about a Star Trek fan who had used the blueprints to the sets of the original Star Trek Enterprise to lovingly re-create those sets in a former supermarket in upstate New York. "St...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Chinese railway station knocked offline when Flash stops being supported
The railway depot in the city of Dalian, China, was thrown into chaos on Jan. 12 when Adobe triggered a kill-switch to end its support of Flash. It turns out … it was critical for a bunch of the...
02:25 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Jon Batiste Lindy Hops his way through new single, "I Need You"
"Jon Batiste everybody." One of the upsides of COVID-19 isolation has been getting to know Stephen Colbert and his musical director, Jon Batiste, a lot better. During the Trump Virus shit-show, Jon ha...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Give your new smartphone some love with one of these wireless charging stations that are on sale
Did you get a new iPhone for Christmas? Or, maybe you splurged on a new smartphone with that infusion of holiday cash. Either way, your purchase isn't completed when you walk out with your new phone. ...
01:45 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Extremely satisfying hedge-trimming
It's really quite satisfying to behold.(via Digg)...
01:25 pm GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to James Baldwin's record collection on Spotify
If it's time to re-read Giovanni's Room and you want to set the mood, James Baldwin's record collection has been turned into a 478-song playlist on Spotify. Writer and Hammer Museum curatorial assista...
04:30 am GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing The Thai Chefs Moon Knife can be the new centerpiece meal prep tool in your kitchen
If you aren't up to speed on the intricacies of knives and knife production, then a Thai Moon Knife might look more like a weapon than a kitchen utensil.With a wide blade that visually looks more like...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, January 24, 2021
BoingBoing The AtomXS is the instant emergency power-up charger every smartphone owner needs
When the new flagship phone of the Android universe, the Samsung S21, rolls out on Jan. 29, it'll be the latest smartphone leap forward, yet still part of a curious trend that doesn't make any buyers ...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing All of these reusable water bottles can help save the planet while they save you up to 40% off
It's just a water bottle, right? Wrong. A decade ago, most of us loved the convenience of bottled water. Now, a plastic water bottle has undergone a public perception metamorphosis. What was once the ...
08:25 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing The international tempest over the world's most famous teapot
In 1879, English designer Christopher Dresser produced a small silver teapot in a sleek, geometric design. It wasn't practical enough to be mass-produced, so it remained a design concept. The modernis...
08:25 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing One man's search for the exact shade of "Apple Beige"
With the apple ][ in 1977, Apple ushered in a case color that had an outside influence. But what are the exact values of Apple beige? Ben Zotto took a deep dive and found the answer in a bottle o...
08:25 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Very well-trained dogs all know their names
Bri Benton's border collies and other delightful doggos have been impressively trained to hold until called by name. @sostarbcs #stitch with @emileedoglady because without name recognition you have n...
08:25 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Double-sided embroidery with different images
In this remarkable double-sided embroidery, one artisan embroiders a dog on one side, the other artisan creates a monkey on the other. This art form originated in Suzhou province about 2000 years ago,...
08:25 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Bojack Horseman theme on harp
Naomi SV is harpin' around with her heavenly harp cover of Grouplove's "Back in the 90s," aka the Bojack Horseman theme.I also love her cover of Tom Waits' "Green Grass" with a special guest deer.Imag...
08:25 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing R.I.P. Gregory Sierra
Gregory Sierra, the ubiquitous actor from the 70s and 80s has passed away from cancer at the age of 83. Primarily playing Latin characters, Sierra worked extensively to lose his Puerto Rican accent a...
08:24 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Gender-neutral playing cards
Indy Mellink, a Dutch woman who loves card games, always found the gendered ranking of the face cards kind of weird — the king above the queen, the queen above the jack. So she designed a gender...
08:24 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Study discovers how butterfly wings repel the brutal impact of raindrops
To a butterfly, getting hit by a raindrop is roughly analogous to a human getting hit by a bowling ball made of water, as the scientist Sunghwan Jung notes in this video. So how do butterflies —...
05:08 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Tennessee cops' arrest of man over disrespectful photoshop draws wide attention to it
A Tennessee man, presumably disenchanted with local law enforcement, posted the above image to social media. The image shows two people urinating on a headstone crudely edited to include a portrait of...
04:26 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Share bookmark lists with a single URL
Multy.me is a URL shortener, created by Shreyas Deshpande, but you share lists of URLs instead of just one. The list formatting can be either plain links or thumbnailed cards for each URL....
04:25 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Maglev sushi conveyor
Furex makes a cool magnetic levitation sushi conveyor which they tout as easier to maintain and clean.Sushi boat places are lots of fun, but they seem to be getting replaced with conveyors for various...
03:39 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Puddles' cover of REM's 'Everybody Hurts' may make you cry
This reminds me that I need to get a photo of Electra with a Puddles crown. ...
03:11 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Guide to buying Soviet cameras
The Soviets made good glass, not least due to that captured Zeiss factory. The cameras are a whole other wargame. [kosmofoto]Thanks to a mix of espionage, war reparations, ingenious design and a desir...
02:48 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Programming Language Creator or Serial Killer?
Here's a fun quiz that finds a delightful semiotic contact point in the late 20th century, the golden age of serial killers and computer scientists. "Can you tell a coder from a cannibal?" I confess t...
02:36 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing The tiny doors in the US Capitol
If you've ever taken a tour of the US Capitol, you may have noticed the tiny doors in some of the rooms of the building. Many visitors ask about them. No, they are not doorways to the chambers of a ro...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Cockatoo helps with marriage proposal
This sweet wedding proposal at an Australia zoo involved a beautiful red-tailed black cockatoo, a five-dollar note, and a charming couple.Let's hope they also have the cockatoo be their ringbearer or ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Want to learn to code? These 12 learning bundles will teach you everything you need to know
If you want to learn to code, but don't know where to begin…welcome to programming. Seriously, there are dozens of different avenues for understanding how to use everything from Java and Python ...
01:55 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Geeta Dayal remembers composer Harold Budd
We lost American avant-garde composer Harold Budd to COVID-19 in December. In this eulogy, arts and music writer, Geeta Dayal, remembers this singular artist.Budd conceived a unique sonic terrain, in ...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing This one's for David
David Friedman, who will always be known as the guy who coined the word "keming," had a little fun with the very commonness of his name by editing a supercut of it from movies and TV. Send it to someo...
01:17 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing All five original seasons of The Muppet Show are headed to Disney
It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights, because all five seasons will be available to stream on Disney+ starting February 19. For fans of the show, this a big deal because seasons ...
01:15 pm GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Larry King dead at 87
TV great Larry King is dead at 87. The broadcaster's death was confirmed in a tweet posted to his official Twitter account Saturday morning. King's 25-year run on CNN helped establish cable TV as a cr...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Markup Pro makes it simple to find and share what you want off the web
Gathering notes off various web pages across the web feels like it should be a simple process. Just scoot through your assorted pages, copy the text, graphics, images, and other elements that you want...
01:10 am GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing There was almost a Trump coup at DOJ, part of scheme to overthrow election
"He met with Mr. Trump over the weekend, then informed Mr. Rosen midday on Sunday that the president intended to replace him with Mr. Clark, who could then try to stop Congress from certifying the Ele...
01:03 am GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Cute dugong eating on the ocean floor [VIDEO]
You've got to watch this video.During one dive in Marsa Alam, Red Sea Egyptian coast, I spent an hour with this amazing animal, the Dugong. There are few bays where is quite easy to see this animal. T...
12:55 am GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing South Carolina gentleman is backyard ninja [VIDEO]
"Paul Hinton (aka Banjo757) showing off his back yard ninja skills. Paul has been studying martial arts weaponry for almost forty years. He often mixes his martial arts with a little comedy, enjoy!" [...
12:50 am GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Brazil has a new coronavirus variant, and it is present in about 50% of all new COVID cases in Manaus city
It's mutating.A newly identified variant of COVID is already confirmed in about half of all new infections in Manaus, Brazil, which raises alarm about a greater risk of spread, a researcher warns on F...
12:43 am GMT - Sat, January 23, 2021
BoingBoing Senate impeachment trial of Trump to begin week of February 8, says Schumer
The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump trial will begin during the week of February 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday. The House of Representatives is expected to ...
11:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Great deal on solid ASUS 7.1 surround sound gaming headset
The ASUS TUF H3 perform like a headset 3 to 5x their cost. Comfortable and good sounding the ASUS TUF H3 is not my $400 planar magnetic gaming headset, but it is as good as anything else I tried in th...
10:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Relax with jellyfish, penguins, birds, and the open sea through the Monterey Bay Aquarium's live webcams and guided "MeditOceans"
The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers multiple live webcams of wondrous ocean habitats, from the otherworldly Moon Jelly Cam and Sea Otter Cam to the Kelp Forest Cam and Open Sea Cam. They've also created ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing This espresso press can turn out a brilliantly powerful brew in minutes and it's less than $50
If you're a coffee-lover, specifically, a lover of espresso, then you already know that picking up an espresso machine is not cheap. Those machines pressurize boiling water, then fire it at finely gro...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing International Space Station has "insignificant" crack in hull
One hull crack was found in the ISS and another is suspected, reports TASS. The air loss due to the crack is "insignificant", according to ISS Russian Segment head Vladimir Solovyov, but they want to ...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Crocodile chomp sweater
It's a shame this sweater is only for kids because I think grownups (me! me!) would totally wear this too! (swissmiss)screenshot via Seed Heritage...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Studying wine that was aged for a year on the space station
Back in 2019, Space Cargo Unlimited sent a case of red Bordeaux wine up to the International Space Stationnot so the astronauts could tipple (that's generally against regulations), but to figure out: ...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Dummy who attempted to euthanize dog with handgun almost euthanized a human
In Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada, a gentleman whose dog had bitten a few people attempted to euthanize the animal by shooting it outside his home. Fortunately, he missed the dog. Unfortunately, ...
07:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Excellent cheap puzzle book: The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations
I bought the Dover edition The Moscow Puzzles in 2014, and it's still one of my all-time favorite puzzle books. Here are a few samples:Book description:This is, quite simply, the best and most popular...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a motor-less RC plane set a new speed record
548 mph is very fast.YouTube:Strong Santa Ana conditions on Jan 19 2021 provided enough wind to bring the dynamic soaring speed record back to its birthplace of Parker Mountain, CA. Wind gusted to 65m...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Max Richter's magnificent Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Contemporary classical composer Max Richter performed a gorgeous Tiny Desk (Home) Concert from his studio in southern England. The solo piano is perfect for Richter's graceful post-minimalism. If you'...
07:29 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing iPhone IOS 14 lets you change the default browser and mail apps
Users are no longer locked into Apple's preferred applications as default. You may now simply select, in the settings page for the browser or mail app that you like, to have it designated 'DEFAULT.'...
07:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Bear takes a luxurious dip in a backyard kiddy pool
With its low ursine grunts and moans you can tell this bear is thoroughly enjoying downtime in a kid's plastic pool. ...
07:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Explore this 10 billion pixel scan of Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring
Zooming into this macro photo of Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring is like exploring a planet....
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Look at the difference between Sean Spicer and Jen Psaki
Compare Trump's White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's tone with Jen Psaki's. I hope the Biden presidency stays boring. ...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing I am adding more self-watering containers to my fruit and vegetable garden
I love self-watering planters. No other method I've tried has consistently grown more great-tasting fruits and vegetables. The Earthbox is my container of choice. Self-watering containers provide an '...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing A guy must record human history before aliens blow us up
On the anniversary of its win at Sundance, enjoy Bernardo Britto's "Yearbook," the animated short that put him on the map.With the end of the world imminent, a man is hired to write the history of hum...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Words from QAnon Shaman make for a delightful musical when accompanied by a pianist
What do you get when you combine unaltered audio of the horned QAnon Shaman with a sweet tickling of the ivories? "Capital Insurrection, the Musical" of course! (Brought to you by the talented pianist...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch chef's miraculous way to decorate a cake
Why in God's name is that man, who is supposed to be decorating a cake, making chocolate and cream designs with frosting on a granite sla…ahhhhh. Very nice. I know it isn't as easy as this guy m...
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Pigeon dances to a catchy EDM beat by Emmit Fenn
If you like EDM and you like pigeons, then Emmit Fenn's "Who Dat" might be just the combo for you.Fun fact: they held a naming contest, and the pigeon's name is Carl.Image: YouTube / Proximity...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Ed Piskor announces new comic book: Red Room, an "outlaw splatterpunk masterpiece"
In the latest episode of Cartoonist Kayfabe, Ed Piskor (creator of Hip Hop Family Tree) Ed Piskor talks about his forthcoming 12-issue comic book series, Red Room. You can pre-order it from Fantagraph...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Chuck Schumer: "Donald Trump incited the erection" against the United States (oops!)
Chuck Schumer had a hard time on the Senate floor when he said that Trump "incited the erection" against the United States. Was a real head scratcher. But he rose to the occasion, correcting himself w...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing British schoolkids issued laptops conveniently pre-loaded with malware that connects with Russian servers
Why should the British Department of Education have to wait for students to visit dodgy porn and torrent websites to get their machines infected with malware when they can cut out the middleman and gi...
04:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Hackaday takes a close look at Raspberry Pi's new $4 microcontroller, the Pico
Pico is the new $4 Raspberry Pi microcontroller board. It looks amazing for the price. Hackaday posted a detailed description of it.The microcontroller in question, the RP2040, is also Raspberry Pi's ...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Los Angeles PD once relied on a parrot for public outreach
"Don't be a nerd, listen to Officer Byrd" was offensive at launch, in addition to being dated today, but never doubt that LAPD knows public relations!As I recall from my youth in neighboring Santa Mon...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing The costumed QAnon cultist who invaded the Capitol says he was duped by Trump
Jacob Chansley (33) is the imbecile who entered the Capitol on January 6 wearing a Loyal Order of the Water Buffalo cosplay costume. Also known as the QAnon Shaman, Chansley is being held on multiple ...
03:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing After bungled drug deal, cocaine hidden in banana bundles delivered to Canadian grocery stores
More than 20 bricks of cocaine, hidden in bundles of bananas, were delivered to grocery stores in Canada. The first report came from the small town of Kelowna, Central Okanagan, British Columbia where...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing "Dance 10000" is getting Swedish kids to exercise
The Swedish royal family wants kids to be less sedentary, so they rolled out a cool way for kids to get 10000 steps in through a new dance routine.Via Yahoo finance:Along the way, she has a quick danc...
03:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Neo-Nazis and Prince Harry's divorce in this week's dubious tabloids
One of these weeks the tabloids will come up with a cracking exclusive story that will have the world's media chasing them.This is not that week.Instead it's a week that proves the pitfalls of writing...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing A befuddled Hannity thinks Biden's been president for a week, but Twitter helps him out
Trump sycophant Sean Hannity revealed his trouble with numbers when he confused 30 hours with 168 hours. Or 1 day with 1 week. This was last night, when he summed up Biden's "first week" as "disastro...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Max Richter's magnificent Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Contemporary classical composer Max Richter performed a gorgeous Tiny Desk (Home) Concert from his studio in southern England. The solo piano is perfect for Richter's graceful post-minimalism. If you'...
03:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Kroger employee arrested for stealing $1 million in two weeks by doing fake returns
Police in Gwinnett County, Georgia arrested Kroger employee Tre Brown, 19, for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million in two weeks from the grocery store. According to police, he rang up forty fake retu...
03:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Balldo is a balls-mounted dildo
Balldo is marketed as a "ball-do". The idea is that one attaches Balldo to one's testicles, then fucks someone with it. Balldo is not yet available for purchase; a crowdfunding campaign is imminent.A ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Sack of U.S. Capitol was the first mass-"Selfie Incrimination" event
Trump's mob sacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, leading to five deaths in and around the building. Only a handful were arrested on the day, but more than 100 have now been charged. How? The extensive f...
02:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A dog thinks a hoodie is a toy and refuses to let go
This dog can't believe his good fortune when he finds a big furry toy hanging from his owner's head. Of course the toy is actually the woman's hoodie, which he grabs while she's in standing position a...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Quasi-anonymous blogger on the experience of being exposed and of exposing oneself
Scott Siskind was the quasi-anonymous author of Slate Star Codex, a rationalist blog that burned brightly at the place where erudition and reaction meet. He inaugurates his new venue, Astral Codex Ten...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Get over 90 hours of top instruction on Calculus, Number Theory, and more with this Mathematics training package
Even if you're never broken out in a cold sweat at the thought of having to complete a problem, know this math anxiety is 100% real. And we aren't just talking about 7-year-olds who suffer from stoma...
12:22 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Queer romance was removed from 2011's Mass Effect 2 to appease Fox News
Bioware's 2011 game Mass Effect 2 features Jack, a woman who hints at pansexual relationships but will only romance the player if they're playing a man. It's because they removed the option in fear o...
12:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Touching new Neil Young song, "Light a Candle"
In December, Neil Young released this song, "Light a Candle," from his latest record, Fork in the Road. The album is a road/traveling concept album. The idea of a fork in the road and the lyrics for "...
12:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Touching new Neil Young video for "Light a Candle"
In December, Neil Young released a video for his song, "Light a Candle," from his record, Fork in the Road. The album is a road/traveling concept album. The idea of a fork in the road and the lyrics f...
12:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing When your professor is dead, but teaches anyway
A real-life example leads to questions on education, labor, and economic worth. Aaron Ansuini made a surprising discovery with all kinds of implications.HI EXCUSE ME, I just found out the the prof for...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Putting more "grimdark" into your D&D
I am in the process of editing an awesome book on Grimdark (of the Warhammer 40,000 persuasion). For those who may not be aware, grimdark is any form of extremely dark, Gothic, and horror-inspired ga...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing This app can turn all your reading into a podcast so you can get more done
When you're toddling around the web, you probably can't go more than a click or two before bumping into some content you want to read. But, you've got a busy life, so the list of articles and other as...
02:57 am GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing National Guard soldiers forced to sleep in Senate parking garage, urinate in street, after securing Capitol
Multiple reports on Thursday night that hundreds of members of the National Guard were forced to sleep in the Senate parking garage, breathing in car fumes and COVID, after protecting and serving lawm...
02:46 am GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Parler loses fight to force Amazon to restore service
A U.S. judge in Seattle has rejected a demand from Parler that Amazon.com restore web hosting services for the right-wing chat app, terminated after the January 6 assault on the Capitol. On Thursday, ...
02:06 am GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Cost of cleaning up White House after Trump departure: $127,000
Cleaning up the White House after Donald Trump and Melania Trump moved out cost taxpayers about $127,000. No, this doesn't include biohazard remediation, or surveillance bug sweeps. The White House ha...
01:46 am GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Baby and dog make each other laugh
"One year old Ellie loves laughing and playing with her best friend, Jack. Jack never leaves her side and she loves him, she thinks she's a dog too!" [Link]...
01:31 am GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Derek DelGaudio's 'In & Of Itself' on Hulu, see Derek director Frank Oz on Stephen Colbert
'Derek DelGaudio's IN & OF ITSELF,' a film directed by Frank Oz, is streaming on Hulu starting Friday January 22. Both Derek DelGaudio and Frank Oz are on Stephen Colbert's show tonight (Thursday,...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing President Biden removes Trump's mysterious red button from the Oval Office
In 1880 Queen Victoria gifted U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes a desk made from the timber of the HMS Resolute, an Arctic exploration ship, hence the name and origin of the Resolute desk in the Oval...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing A lot of sea shanties on TikTok may not actually be sea shanties, according to old scholarship
Given the mayfly-brief half-life of memes, by the time you read this post, the sea-shanty trend on TikTok (previously and previously) may already be fading. But over at Jstor Daily, Jess Romeo adds so...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing "Tainted Love" on a hand-cranked music box
British scriptwriter and cartoonist, Andy Riley, hand-punched "Tainted Love" (recorded by Dorothy Jones and made most popular by Soft Cell) onto card tape for a hand-cranked music box "because lockdow...
12:35 am GMT - Fri, January 22, 2021
BoingBoing A drawing game where AI is the judge
Here's paint.wtf, a game that gives players a weird prompt, asks them to draw it, and then uses AI to judge which submission is the best.Recent prompts: "draw the way a cat looks when it's depressed",...
11:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Oklahoma state representative filed bill to establish Bigfoot hunting season
Yesterday, Oklahoma State Rep Justin Humphrey filed House Bill 1648 to establish a designated Bigfoot hunting season:SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codifiedin the Oklahoma Statutes as S...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing The ES2 is both a Segway and a scooter. And handy. And a lot of fun.
Admit it…you've always wanted a Segway. Zipping up and down sidewalks and walkways. The easy, effortless spins, and the chance to experience the perfect combination of feeling like you're both w...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing The Predator arrives in Fortnite
The Predator will die to Fishsticks just as well as any other. Epic appears to be dragging any old BS out of the files. What is next? F-Troop O'Rourke and Agarn?...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Na Na Na Na Hey Hey-ey Goodbye (to Donald Trump, of course)
Jimmy Kimmel and his team made a fun goodbye video for Donald Trump set to the tune of "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye."Joe Biden was finally sworn in as President and there's a feeling in the air of ...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Biden's mullet
As much as it was fair to tee off on the disgraced former President's ridiculous coif, with the peculiar slicked and swooped sidewalls over each ear, criticizing a president's appearance, to the degre...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Grown Caucasian woman throws tantrum on train in Taiwan when asked to wear a mask
The outraged tantrums some Americans throw when told to wear a mask are embarrassing enough when they take place in America. But when thrown in another country, it's cringe-worthy. The entitled woman ...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Philips wireless dimmer switch hassle free lighting
We got a Philips Hue wireless dimmer switch and bulb for our bedroom in 2017 and it has not failed us once. It's not an Internet of Things gadget that requires using your smartphone to turn on a light...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists: Catnip activates cats' opioid receptors like heroin does in people, also acts as mosquito repellent
The physiology of how catnip gets cats high has mostly been a scientific mystery. But now, researchers from Japan's Iwate University have determined that catnip, and also silver vine, activate the opi...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing This '65 Corvette looks like a banana
In black this car is significantly more badass.Bring-A-Trailer:The fiberglass body was delivered new in Goldwood Yellow (X-X), one of 1,275 Corvettes produced in this color for 1965. The seller notes ...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Beautiful new song from Billie Eilish and Rosala
Billie Eilish and Rosala just released this gorgeous collaboration, "Lo Vas a Olvidar," written for the TV show Euphoria. Video director: Nabil...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Melania is so done in this humorous last-day video
If "I'm over it" were a person. pic.twitter.com/CLA8WucyXX— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 21, 2021Melania couldn't get out of there (and away from hubby) fast enough as she made ...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing The Simpsons: a strange and unsettling live action segment from Spanish TV
This live action sketch of The Simpsons is from a Spanish television show called Cruz y Raya. They're currently creating a full-length feature in this style for Disney+. I wish that were true.(r/Obscu...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing New way to detect prostate cancer with a urine sample is 99% accurate
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) says it's come up with a way to detect prostate cancer with a high degree of accuracy through a urine test. The most common method in use today req...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Street interview with Tokyoites about the Capitol Riot
Asian Boss went on the streets of Tokyo to find out what Japanese citizens thought of the January 6 Capitol Riot. Most of them think the United States has become more divided, racist, and hostile to f...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Ford Bronco dealership accidentally sells a demo car to a man, then insists he give it back
In December, a man in Florida bought a brand new Ford Bronco Sport. Adam Sidoti went about it like most people do: he traded in his old sedan, forked over $2,500 to the Ford dealership as a down payme...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Review of the Llano MicroDock for Nintendo Switch
MakeUseOf reviews the Kickstarted Llano MicroDock for Nintendo Switch (about $100). It looks good as a replacement for the bulky dock that also allows you to record and stream your gameplay.The Llano ...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Russian teen on 'how-to impersonate an American' at a protest
This video is absolutely wonderful!Omg it's amazing. First one: how to pretend you are an American tourist when the police try to arrest you on Saturday: pic.twitter.com/0fPfSPGSIv— Tanja Maier ...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this dialect coach speak in different U.S. accents
Eric Singer, a dialect coach often featured in Wired videos, and his colleagues demonstrate how people in different parts of the United States talk. Until I watched this, I lumped all east coast accen...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Gov. Schwarzenegger gets vaccinated: "Come with me if you want to live"
California's former Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, gets the COVID-19 vaccine and encourages the rest of us to do so as well....
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing After being investigated for his blog post, Cory Doctorow sent this FOIA request to the FBI
Last week an FBI special agent rang up Cory Doctorow and told him he had questions about a blog post Cory had written in July about a Popular Mechanics article on the physics of toppling statues. Wise...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Here's how most blind people pour hot liquids
J.R. Bjornson demonstrates a liquid indicator that he got for free from the Canadian Institute for the Blind. These devices also come in a vibrating option that has a magnet so it can be attached to a...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing The LEGO Minnie Winnie
Not just for vacations anymore! LEGO is offering a "Holiday Camper" that looks a lot like a Minnie Winnie to me. Extremely popular in California's campgrounds and on its city streets, the Minnie Winni...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Amazing demo of the world's glowiest glow-in-the-dark paint
To follow up to his ultra-black room, James at Action Lab did up a room with LIT pigment, the highest-lumen glow-in-the-dark pigment.Then he blasted it with a 100,000 lumen flashlight. Very cool! He a...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Squirrel photographer shares tricks of the trade
Belgian photographer Niki Colemont considers squirrels "the perfect models," so he takes weeks setting up fanciful shots with wild squirrels. He gets his shots in camera and does not manipulate them i...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing How regenerative crops and Afro-Indigenous farming techniques are putting carbon back in the ground
One of the newest episodes of Gimlet Media's climate change podcast, How To Save A Planet, focuses on two very different farmers who take unique approaches to the same carbon-reduction practice: regen...
03:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Biden warned his new staff "I will fire you on the spot" if they disobey this one rule
President Biden had a meeting with his nearly 1,000 presidential appointees yesterday and gave them a stern warning."I'm not joking when I say this: If you're ever working with me and I hear you treat...
03:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Linux running on Apple Silicon
You'll need to use a USB adapter for WiFi and there's no video acceleration yet, but as of now, you can install Linux on Apple's ARM laptops and desktop computers.Linux is now completely usable on the...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing AI counts elephants from space
Researchers have posted a paper about using satellite images to count elephants on the ground: Using veryhighresolution satellite imagery and deep learning to detect and count African elephants in het...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Parody 'Trump Presidential Library' is dead on
This is a fantastic example of what the DJT Presidential Library should be.The Hall of Criminality and the Alt-Right Auditorium are perfect.The Donald J Trump Presidential Library...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Explore the famed faery painting of an artist dealing with mental illness in the mid-1800s
I just discovered a fascinating piece on Public Domain Review about Richard Dadd, a Victorian-era painter who is best known for the surreal depictions of faeries and other supernatural entities that h...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing MAGA and Qanon "desperate and disillusioned"
Up until the end, Trump's truest believers thought something was going to happen. Biden arrested as he walked onto the inaugural stage. A last-minute military coup to keep him in office. Anything that...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Which Trump kid is the stupidest? Aunt Mary lets us know
Ever wondered which Trump kid is the stupidest? It would obviously be Eric or Donald Jr, aka Dumb and Dumber, but figuring out which of the two is Dumber could be a real stumper. Thank goodness Mary ...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Orson Welles' forgotten 1956 TV Pilot, "The Fountain Of Youth"
In the mid-1950s, Orson Welles created a TV pilot episode for a potential anthology series adapting short stories for television. As biographer Joseph McBridge wrote in his 2006 book, What Ever Happen...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing How the surreal 90s Ninja Turtles Rock N' Roll Musical Spectacular came to be (and make Oprah uncomfortable)
Perhaps it's because I'm a child of the mid-80s and thus ripe for the action figure marketing tie-ins, but I will never not be amazed by the stratospheric rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that has...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Mapping the change in apartment prices across Pandemic America
Real Estate is weird. Pandemic life is even weirder. While the rise in remote working during the pandemic has undoubtedly shifted the urban influx across America, the full story of the change is a lot...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Umberto Eco looks for a book in his private library
In this footage, Umberto Eco, the late professor and novelist, hunts down a book in his enormous private library. He knows where it is, but it takes a while to get there.Eco's library contained 30,000...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Army lied about brother of Michael Flynn's role in National Guard's weak response to Capitol attack
During the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump's supporters, Lt. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, the brother of pardoned pro-Trump foreign agent Michael Flynn, was involved in a decision that slowed the...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Whether you have a PS5, an Xbox Series X, or a Switch, this sale can help elevate your game
So, with the heightened holiday frenzy to land a next generation video gaming console for under the tree, who topped the sales charts in December: Microsoft's Xbox Series X or Sony's PlayStation 5?It'...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this ultrasonic obliterator do its thing in super slow-mo
Not only is it cool to see this ultrasonic device in operation at 170,000fps, this is a great explainer on how they work.Image: YouTube / The Slow Mo Guys...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing The Further Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye
Here is a worthy follow-up to my posting on Monday about the enduring legacy of The Firesign Theatre. It was wonderful to find other Firesign fans in the comments. If you are not yet familiar with the...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Gorgeous footage of mushrooms wisping spores
Jojo Villareal filmed this hypnotic footage of wisping, or spore release by mushrooms.It's very pretty, but watch out for spores! Remember what happened to Spock?Image: YouTube / Caters Clips...
12:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing How to sketch a car using only 3 starting lines
In this SketchMonkey video, he shows how to get the proportions right when drawing cars in side view, 3/4 front and rear views.Image: YouTube...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing These blue-light-blocking glasses are here to protect your eyes from the screens you look at all day long
Add another piece of bad news to COVID's destructive fallout: it might be further wrecking your eyesight.With so many of us working from home, the time many now spent in front of a screen is on a dras...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing With Trump out, QAnon influencers are desperate to keep their grift going
The obnoxious narcissists who staked their reputation and meal ticket to promoting the cartoonishly infantile QAnon conspiracy theory are doing everything they can to stay relevant after their savior ...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing I am enjoying Birch Bender's Keto Pancake Mix & Maple Syrup
I have been keeping a low-carb diet again, but I really wanted some pancakes. This Birch Bender's Keto Pancake kit hit the spot. I find that my energy levels and ability to get up and go are a lot bet...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing FBI director Wray's career fate unclear under Biden administration
Biden's White House press secretary sidesteps twice when asked if President has confidence in FBI director Christoper WrayThe incoming administration's new press secretary, Jen Psaki, was just asked ...
12:32 am GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing COVID in US: 4,409 deaths, highest ever in a single day
On the day of President Joe Biden's inauguration, more than 4,400 Americans died from COVID-19.The daily COVID Tracking Project update shows that U.S. states reported 1.8 million tests, 186,000 cases...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Biden 'pauses' border wall, ends national emergency Trump declared to divert $10 billion from military
Incoming U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered a "pause" on construction of Trump's failed border wall, and has ended the bogus national emergency declaration Trump signed to divert $10 billion in mili...
12:12 am GMT - Thu, January 21, 2021
BoingBoing Biden's first executive orders: pandemic, climate change, racism, immigration
President Joe Biden hit the ground running. His first executive orders include rejoining the Paris climate accords, canceling Keystone pipeline, strengthening DACA, and mandating masks and social dist...
11:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Parler partners with a Russian internet company what could go wrong?
Parler the social media network that pretends to be a bastion of free speech because it allows its users to spew hate speech and plan overthrows of the United States, but bans left-leaning users h...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing In 1974 I played the Lunar Lander game on a pocket calculator for hours on end
[This is from the latest issue of my newsletter, The Magnet. If you like it, please subscribe! — Mark]In the 1970s, my father was an electrical engineer at IBM in Boulder, Colorado. One evening ...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch what happens when a confused penguin waddles off with the wrong group
Even penguins have their moments. In this video, two groups of rockhopper penguins in the Falkland Islands meet up with each other to shoot the breeze, but when they say their goodbyes, one penguin ge...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Doctors describe what it's like giving ketamine to patients: apparently Enya helps
In recent years, psychological researchers have studied the use of the dissociative psychedelic/anaesthetic ketamine as a treatment for severe depression in people. Gizmodo asks clinicians to report t...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing These Star Trek smart key organizers are as brilliant as Data and as logical as Spock
Sometimes, you run across an item that's so functional and necessary that you've gotta have it. Other times, you find something that's so wonderfully geeky that you've gotta have it. The sweet spot is...
08:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Chickens think a red faucet handle is strange chicken
Who tf are you? from youseeingthisshit The chickens who mistook a red faucet handle for their broodmate. — Read the rest ...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing I found a great rechargeable whisk to mix coffee drinks
Lately, I've been making drinks with lion's mane mushroom powder, cinnamon, espresso, and oat milk. The battery-powered frother we had wasn't strong enough to mix the powder into the oat milk. I did a...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing First preserved dinosaur butthole is 'perfect' and 'unique,' paleontologist says
A well-preserved fossil of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus found in China has paleontologists waxing poetic about its well-preserved cloaca.  The dinosaur's derrire is so well preserved, researchers ...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing "The people have the power to redeem the work of fools"
Here's Patti Smith and her band performing "People Have the Power" to celebrate the inauguration of a new president and vice president. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Long-tailed macaques of Bali have learned to steal high-value goods from tourists
A few years ago, the scientific news broke of a group of long-tailed macaque monkeys in Bali, Indonesia who would steal stuff from people and hold it ransom for food. You want your hat back? Gimme an ...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing How to avoid loneliness by creating an imaginary friend
Tom Hank's character in Cast Away maintained his sanity by painting a face on a volleyball, naming it Wilson, and having deep (one-sided) conversations with it. Number Five from The Umbrella Academy b...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Stefania Follini was isolated in a cave for 131 days for science
To study circadian rhythms, scientists recruited a 27-year-old Italian interior designer to live in a small shelter built in a cave below Carlsbad, New Mexico for several months. Soon, her sense of ti...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing How crime rates during COVID compare to the Spanish Flu
In addition to all the other turmoil of the year, 2020 also saw an increase in homicides, a number which has otherwise been steadily decreasing for years (although the change is not limited to "Democr...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Last call to dial this phone number and just scream
Just before the US presidential election, elementary school teacher Just Scream!, a hotline you call and, well, just scream. From ABC7NY:There's no one on the other end and numbers aren't saved."I wan...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing AI can predict people's political beliefs by what they buy
In a study at Northwestern University, volunteers who were asked to wear white lab coats did better on tests than those who weren't. Similarly, according to this Forbes article about the psychology of...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Non-invasive electrical brain stimulation reduced OCD behaviors
Neuroscientists at Boston University saw long-term positive results from stimulating the brains of people who exhibit OCD-like behavior.From Scientific American:The researchers carried out a similar s...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing SpaceX bought two massive offshore oil rigs as floating launchpads for Starship rockets
SpaceX purchased two deepwater oil rigs as floating launchpads for its Starship rockets. The rigs were previously owned by bankrupt offshore rig operator Valaris. SpaceX paid $3.5 million each for the...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing These ten software innovations transformed scientific research
When I was a mechanical engineer in 1990, I faced a stubborn problem with the design of a disk drive baseplate (an aluminum base that the disk motor and actuator motor were mounted on). When the proto...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing How the etymology of "Arctic" complicates the cryptic etymology of "bear"
No one knows what bears are "truly" called. And as such, no one knows what "Arctic" really means either.As the Slovak Studies program at the University of Pittsburgh explains, "bear" is actually just ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Biden and Harris sworn-in
Joe Biden is the President of the United States of America, and Kamala Harris is Vice-President. ...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Doctors describe what it's like giving ketamine to patients: apparently Enya helps
In recent years, psychological researchers have studied the use of the dissociative psychedelic/anaesthetic ketamine as a treatment for severe depression in people. Gizmodo asks clinicians to report t...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Beaver anal secretions are sometimes used to flavor vanilla, treat anxiety
Thanks to a TikTok video, I now know that artificial vanilla flavoring has historically been derived in part by castoreum, a chemical that comes from the anal glands of beavers. @sloowmoee @shaylanma...
04:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Dog that survived fire inspires other burn victims
Taka was trapped on a burning porch in a house fire, and after recovering from his injuries, he has been an inspiration to others, thanks to his owner Crystal Lesley:Seeing what an inspiration Taka ha...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Brief history of The Oregon Trail videogame
The Oregon Trail is a classic and compelling educational computer game about pioneer life. The iconic adventure game was first developed in 1971 by a student teacher of 8th grade who used a time-share...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Maker builds the man cave of his 12-year-old dreams
Phil Stiller wanted a place of his own that reflected his passions, so he built a sci-fi mancave theater from scratch over the course of a year.Yes this room is TOTALLY my inner 12 year old and I make...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing "Asterisk of shame" Chrome extension identifies the congressfolk who voted to overturn the election
Here's the "Asterisk of Shame", a Chrome extension which "adds a red asterisk following the names of the 147 Senators and Representatives who voted to overturn the 2020 election results."As the creato...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing This is the first vegan restaurant in France to receive a Michelin Star
The Michelin Guide has awarded the Ars, France restaurant ONA with a prestigious Michelin Star. ONA is an acronym for Origine Non Animale, and it is the first vegan restaurant in France to receive a S...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing And today's theme song is
Need we say more?...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing In 1944, an English pointer gave heart to an Allied prison camp in Sumatra
In 1944, British captives of the Japanese in Sumatra drew morale from an unlikely source: a purebred English pointer who cheered the men, challenged the guards, and served as a model of patient fortit...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing The entire STAR WARS saga, edited down to just memes
The original Star Wars was famously imagined as modern mythologytaking these established tropes of other genres and applying them to a space opera. In a way, the idea of "tropes" is similar to the ori...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Trump has reportedly fiddled with idea to start new political party
Just because Donald Trump has been kicked out of the White House doesn't mean he's going away. In fact, in the past week he's reportedly been talking about staying in politicsby starting a new politic...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing The earth's oldest existing lifeforms
Scientists estimate that the earth is around 4.5 billions years old. In Western Australia, you can see stromatolites, rock formations built by organisms beginning about 3.5 billion years ago. And thos...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Land Yacht: the '66 Caddy El Dorado
This 1966 Cadillac is an amazing example of a long-dead American cultural icon: the land yacht. Bring A Trailer:The interior features front and rear bench seats upholstered in white leather (457), mat...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Bette Midler in top form as she sings "Goodbye, Donnie" in this hilarious video
Teaming up with Meidas Touch, Bette Midler gives a stellar performance singing "Goodbye, Donnie." The "Hello, Dolly!" parody has lyricssuch as You're locked up, sucker, I can just hear your butt pucke...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Driving an expensive sportscar on ice produces the anticipated result
Cold weather makes people crazy and irresponsible.Good morning! pic.twitter.com/nlzBwkI51g— Courtney (@AlaskanCourtney) January 19, 2021Maybe snow tires would help?...
02:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Chocolate Factory prequel "WONKA" greenlit
Warner Bros. is to make a prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory titled WONKA. It will cover the rise of the young chocolate magnate, stripping mystery from wonder and spackling the scoured bone...
02:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing To sum up Trump's presidency, here are all of his accomplishments
In the final hours of Trump's presidency, The Lincoln Project gives us the highlights of the last four years "by the numbers: 3 million jobs lost, 400,000 Americans dead of Covid-19, more than 30,534...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Read this strangely fascinating article about clam sex
I always get excited when I see that Sabrina Imbler has published a new article. As both a poet and science writer, they always bring a unique perspective to their workparticularly, their preoccupatio...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Dog learns new howl
Watch this adorable goldie learn the song of the Siren pack....
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Did You Know? Fun Facts about Donald J. Trump
YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here."Ruben Bolling's craft and commentary are as powerful ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing With 18 courses and over 460 hours of training, this is the CompTIA certification bundle you've been waiting for
With so many different protocols, competing frameworks, and differences of opinion floating around, it's often tough for the text industry to come together and agree on virtually anything.However, tim...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing This retro Space Alien Organ Trader game is awesome 8-bit gallows humor
Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator is a new 8-bit style video game on Steam that, well, is exactly like the title says:ORGANS.Everyone has them, and everyone wants them. You are an Organ Trade...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing How TikTok crowdsourced an open-source 3D-printed pill bottle opener plan for people with Parkinson's
The Auto Pill Bottle is a pretty cool invention that automatically dispenses pills, instead of forcing people with physical disabilities such as Parkinson's Disease to struggle with pressing down and ...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Trump headed to Florida compound
To get one last flight on Marine One, Donald and Melania Trump left the White House early today in advance of Joe Biden's noontime inauguration. The chopper will take the outgoing President to his Flo...
01:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Trump has exited the White House
NA NA NA NANA NA NA NAHEY HEYGOODBYETrump departs White House for final time as president, will travel to Florida instead of Biden's inauguration.Marine One wheels up South Lawn 8:17 ET, en route Andr...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing OMG there's a real-life invisibility shield you can make
There's no question that artist and engineer Ian Charnas makes cool stuff. But, he's really outdone himself this time. How? Well, he's made a real-life invisibility shield (previously), a nod to the i...
01:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Behold a triangular book of alchemy from the 18th century
While procrastinating from work this afternoon, I started a twitter thread asking people to post photos of "books of unusual dimensions" ….Twitter! I grow bored of my usual entertainments.I want...
01:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Trump pardons Steve Bannon, Elliot Broidy, Lil Wayne, others 73 pardons, 70 commutations
Former Trump strategist Stephen K. Bannon and GOP moneyman Elliot Broidy join a list of Trump pardon grantees that includes Paul Manafort and Roger Stone.Here is the full list from the White House, wh...
01:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing A look at the languages of JRR Tolkien and their influence
In this Storied video, Lindsey Ellis looks at the rich languages that JRR Tolkien invented for his Middle Earth books, or rather, how he created the books to showcase his invented languages. She also ...
01:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing The 4 great betrayals of Donald Trump
On the eve of a new administration, Mother Jones' David Corn does some criminal accounting on our four-year Trumpster fire and how it all began with Russia. Russia. Russia. Russia. Man, Putie Tang sur...
01:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing "Seasons of Trump": Randy Rainbow's tribute to the Trump administration
As it comes time to bid goodbye to President Trump (yeah, I know he's not going away, but he won't have the title), everyone has their own way of saying good riddance. Randy Rainbow does it with a par...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, January 20, 2021
BoingBoing Lightkey Pro predicts what you're going to write next and can supercharge your texts, emails, and more
Thanks to machine learning, algorithms know us now as well as we know ourselves. Once artificial intelligence starts building a file on you and your habits, assessing data, then extrapolating outcomes...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing The origin story of Vampira
Our friends at Feral House books gave us this excerpt from Sandra Niemi's excellent new biography, Glamour GhoulThe Passions and Pain of the Real Vampira, Maila Nurmi.Vampira is an icon of horror, fas...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing It's a desk lamp, a night light, and a gorgeous art piece all wrapped up in one
When you buy an item to perform a task you need done, but there's such beauty to it that you'd gladly display it even if it did nothing at all, you know you've hit a sweet spot.The Tree of Lyte Motion...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Proofreading trick: use a proofreader-friendly font
I wanted to share a little trick some proofreading pros use. I use proofreading fonts (previously) like DP Sans Mono, which supports a wide range of Unicode characters. Some people with visual issues,...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Trailer for new Errol Morris doc 'My Psychedelic Love Story'
Errol Morris profiles Timothy Leary companion Joanna Harcourt-Smith in My Psychedelic Love Story. The film focuses on the government's successful attempts to break Leary and get him to become an infor...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Smartwatches may act as early COVID-19 detectors
Smartwatches are being used to detect changes in resting heart rate indicating wearers are in the early, pre-symptomatic stages of COVID-19. CBS:Devices like theApple Watch, Garmin and Fitbit watches ...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Use this promo code to get an infrared thermometer for $10 off
Use code 40TFTXK7 at Amazon checkout to get this digital no-touch infrared thermometer with a luminous display for $10 off. I bought one to replace our hard-to-read under-the-tongue thermometer, which...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a 747 airplane launch a rocket, mid-flight, to deliver ten small satellites to orbit
Today's sequence of events for #LaunchDemo2 went exactly to plan, from safe execution of our ground ops all the way through successful full duration burns on both engines. To say we're thrille...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch 18-year-old Phil Spector perform "To Know Him is to Love Him" on TV
In 1958 Phil Spector, not yet a convicted murderer, was a teenaged member of The Teddy Bears. Here they are on the Perry Como Show, performing "To Know Him is to Love Him." Spector was 10-years-old wh...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing The most expensive comic art in the world was folded up in a drawer for decades
This wonderful Tintin illustration by Herg sold at auction last week for around $3.84 million, making it the most expensive piece of comic book art in the world. Herg created the art with ink, gouache...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Sprite ad showing a boy getting the crap beaten out of him hasn't aged well
This 1990s Sprite ad of wrestler Sting entering a boy's house to "wrestle" and then beating him up while his giddy star-struck parents video tape it is so weird.The boy takes a sip of Sprite before St...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Harry Nilsson's "One (is the loneliest number)"
I didn't know that Three Dog Night's 1969 version of "One (is the loneliest number)" was a cover until today. It was written and recorded by singer-songwriterHarry Nilsson in 1968. While I like the Th...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Fortnite to bring back The Baller??!
The Baller was absolutely my favorite, and least sensical Fortnite vehicle. Along with the shopping cart, the Baller has been vaulted for what seems like an eon. Will it be back?Dexerto:According to F...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Here's a teardown of Apple's new AirPods Max
Our friends at iFixIt purchased the new AirPods Max so they could X-ray and disassemble it. We wanted to do more than just strip these Pods down to their Digital Crown, truly odd Lightning Port, and m...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Whiteout conditions north of Tokyo cause 134-car accident
Snowy weather in Japan caused a massive pileup of least 134 cars and trucks on the Tohoku Expressway north of Tokyo, killing one person, injuring at least 17, and leaving around 200 people stranded. T...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Trippy recursive effects
Dave Blair (previously) keeps improving on his innovative in-camera effects contraption, which now has a dual feedback loop that results in even more intricate and beautiful mandalas and mathematical ...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Here is the Knight Rider intro in German and Japanese
I think I might have enjoyed the series more in Japanese....
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Even if social media could eliminate disinformation, it won't fix the problem
Even if social media platforms were 100% effective at removing fake news and conspiracy theories, the problem won't go away, says Ethan Zuckerman, associate professor of public policy, communication, ...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing I prefer my Withings Body scale over an old FitBit Aria
In the world of connected devices, I now have a Withings Body+ scale.I had a FitBit Aria scale, I got it when they were new and honestly it hated connecting to the internet. In both the home's I've ha...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing This may be the largest creature in history
Paleontologists working in Argentina's Neuqun Province have uncovered the fossilized remains of one of the largest creatures ever to have lived on Earth. Based on the vertebrae and appendicular bones ...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon electric vehicle makes an unpleasant sound
It's a good idea to add a sound to an otherwise quiet vehicle to let pedestrians know of its presence, but I pity the drivers who have to put up with this electric delivery van's edited-in drone sound...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Wolverine spotted in Yellowstone National Park
Biologists at Yellowstone National Park set up camera traps to monitor cougars in 2014. You can imagine that these cameras saw a lot of different types of wildlife, but last month, a wolverine was see...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing The CIA has allegedly released all of its files on UFOs, and you can read them now
John E. Greenewald, Jr is an author and podcaster who runs the Black Vault, an online archive with 2.2 million pages of government documents, mostly dealing with UFOs and the paranormal. Basically, he...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Human body composting services up and running in Washington state
Last spring, the Washington state legislature passed a bill legalizing the "recomposition" of human remains, defined as the "contained, accelerated conversion of human remains to soil." The process is...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing UCLA study says 70% reduction in risk for those who always wear a facemask
A UCLA study, again, shows facemasks are a fantastic tool in our global battle against COVID-19.NBC4LA:The researchers came to a variety of conclusions, including:Face masks were 79% effective in prev...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Lawyer charged with contempt after abandoning client: "I bet I don't appear again"
Louisville lawyer Shanika O'Neill faces a contempt citation after ditching her client during a remarkable virtual hearing last week. Calling into the court session, she claimed her client suffered fro...
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Laura Benanti nails Melania in this Washington farewell
First Lady @LauraBenanti heads to New York City and fills us in on her post-White House plans. #Benania pic.twitter.com/BtaQw2O6QR— A Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 19, 2021Laura Benanti g...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to a Velvet Underground song that features none of the original members of the band
This song, "Friends," is from the Velvet Underground's 1973 album Squeeze. The album features none of the original members of the band. (The drummer on the record is Ian Paice of Deep Purple.) From W...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing New research on how to build better digital spaces
I'm a big fan of the work being done by Civic Signals, a new organization co-founded by Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble and co-founder of Upworthy (and, full disclosure, my former boss t...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing MyPillow products were dropped from major stores
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, an outspoken Trump supporter who has fully embraced the election fraud conspiracy, confirmed yesterday that his products have been dropped from major retailers, including Be...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Toyota just paid the largest fine ever for violating the Clean Air Act
The New York Times reports:Toyota Motor is set to pay a $180 million fine for longstanding violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. attorney's Office in Manhattan announced on Thursday, the largest c...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing D&D's new Candlekeep Mysteries includes the first quest for adventurers in wheelchairs
Candlekeep Mysteries is an upcoming Dungeons & Dragons book featuring 17 new one-shot adventures, designed to be started and finished in a single 2-4 hour gaming session. Each of the quests begins...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Making a suitcase out of paper
I was introduced to this young woman's amazing projects through Becky Stern's Big List of Women Makers on YouTube. I've been watching all of her videos (and blogging about them). She's an extraordinar...
02:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Writing lessons from Tom Stoppard's script doctoring on INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
Playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard is perhaps best known for his postmodern ShakespearanismsRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Shakespeare In Love (though I'd personally argue that his gr...
02:32 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Caviar picks up where Vertu left off
Vertu is dead but its design sensibilityrudimentary yet garish, expensive yet cheesylives on. Behold for example Caviar's magnificent iPhone cases.You can even have it cased so there's no camera anymo...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Dog fakes a limp to copy his owner who is wearing a cast
This dog's limp is so realistic, his owner spent $400 on X-rays at the vet, who found nothing wrong with the pooch. The owner is now convinced his dog is just putting on an act, mimicking the man's li...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing These 10 deals can teach you an instrument and get you started recording music your way
and Drums Master Class Bundle – $59.99; originally $1,791You've gotta walk before you can run…which is why these instrument lesson packages are the perfect starting point for any budding m...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Cory Doctorow investigated by FBI
Cory was investigated by the FBI over a post on his new blog Pluralistic. The post, of course, is just a link to an article with a summary and some commentarya surprisingly common target for legal act...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing This Ziggy Stardust house can be yours for just $3.2 million
On a 37-square mile island in the Puget Sound near Seattle, there sits a mansion dedicated to David Bowie's extraterrestrial alter ego, Ziggy Stardust. It's a pretty classy joint, if you don't mind th...
01:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Lore generator
Michael Reeve created a handsome folklore generator, in the form of brief footnote-like references. It's inspired by The Loremen Podcast, which covers forgotten folklore and obscure local curiosities....
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Architecture firm creates colorful domed buildings in Hormuz
Behold "Presence in Hormuz", a collection of colorful domed building made of rammed earth, designed by the Iranian architecture firm Zav Architects.It's a really mesmerizing project; some of my favori...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Monospace Comic Sans
Comic Mono is a monospace version of the beloved typeface Comic Sans, "the very typeface you've been trained to recognize since childhood."...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing $10 million painting is stolen for the third time since 1988
Behold "Two Laughing Boys with a Mug of Beer", a 1626 painting by Frans Hals. Last August it was stolen from a museum in the Netherlands — and this is the third time the painting has been stolen...
12:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing Tom Brady completes end zone pass to Brees, while Brees kicks the living shit out of Brees
In a nice family moment after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints 30-20 in the NFL playoffs, Tom Brady, the winning quarterback, came out to visit with Drew Brees, the losing quarterb...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 19, 2021
BoingBoing This infrared thermometer is a must-have in any home these days
In another time, the old school mercury thermometer worked…and it was fine. That, however, is so last-century. Now, the stakes have been raised and if any member of your household is under the ...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing To avoid snow, tiny chihuahua hitches a piggyback ride on dog friend
"The chihuahua doesn't like walking in snow!," explains the dogs' human....
11:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Great Dane enjoys playing hot dog whack-a-mole
What a silly gentle giant this dog is."Tier 4 Lockdown in England, decided to entertain myself and my 2 year old Great Dane, Moose by making a whack a mole style hot dog stand from an old kitchen cabi...
11:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's final 100 pardons to include rapper Lil Wayne and former NY Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver
The rumored list of one hundred or so Trump pardon and clemency candidates includes rapper Lil Wayne and former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, reports the New York Times late Monday.Those u...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Reported U.S. airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq coincide with Pompeo tweet about 2019 bombing of U.S. embassy in Baghdad
Reports are circulating late Monday of U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq. Three explosions reported."Reports of a US strike on Iran-aligned groups in Iraq are coming in after three...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Trump expected to issue 100 pardons on Tuesday
Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing a list of more than 100 pardons and commutations for release on Tuesday, reports Reuters, but he is not rumored to be to issuing a pardon for himself....
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Pathetic White House invite for Trump sendoff is pathetic
Individual Number One and future federal prisoner remains obsessed with his crowd size.The official White House invitation for a "Trump Farewell" at Joint Base Andrews on Jan 20 is shown here. Guests ...
10:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing When car thief notices kid was left alone in stolen car, he returns to scold the mom
Soon after a gentleman in Beaverton, Oregon stole an SUV from a supermarket parking lot, he noticed a 4-year-old strapped into the back seat. Furious, he made a U-turn and found the child's mom, where...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Remembering the KKK Riot on MLK Day in Denver, 1992
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...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing From reading and math to social skills, Homer is a proven online aid for the distance-learning age
Back in March, most parents thought stay-at-home orders and the advent of distance-learning would mean a few weeks of discomfort before getting kids right back into the classroom.Unfortunately for mil...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Why so many early video-game companies had names starting with A
A lot of the big companies of the 80s video-game boom all had names beginning with A — like Atari, Activision, Accolade, and Acclaim. Why?Over at Debugger on Medium, Garry Kitchen — a desi...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch how to turn a chihuahua into a porcupine
With just a bit of static electricity, you too can give your chihuahua-yorkie mix a new 'do in the fashion of a porcupine. Via Mashable...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Fluffy low-carb bread
Here's a super-simplerecipefor ultra low carb, fluffy bread. I made a1-minute videothat shows how I make it, and the results. This is thealmond flourI use.[Via Recomendo]...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Github apologizes for firing Jewish worker who warned colleagues about Nazis
Github today apologised for firing a Jewish employee who warned co-workers about Nazis and offered him his job back. It also said that "employees are free to express concerns about Nazis".As it happen...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Very cheap ancient coins for learning about history
VCoins is an online old coin marketplace where you can purchase ancient coins for $2-$3 each in a lot of 20 or so. In the latest issue of Recomendo, my friend Kevin Kelly suggests that giving someone ...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Ask A Mortician reacts to corpses in films
My idea of a good time. Caitlin Doughty of Ask a Mortician rates the accuracy of movie corpses and rates them 1-10 tombstones. In the second half of the video, she also visits a guy who makes animal f...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Playing through a solo game of Frostgrave
As you might imagine, a lot of us tabletop gaming nerds have been reduced to solo gaming (or playing online tabletop emulators). If you've been interested in learning more about Frostgrave or how a so...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing We're all bozos on this bus: the enduring legacy of The Firesign Theatre
Here's a little piece on Wisconsin Public Radio reminding us of the genius behind The Firesign Theatre and how much of the future their clever Marx Brothers-meets-James Joyce radio comedy got right. T...
07:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol rioters lured and reported to FBI by women on dating app Bumble
Many women on the dating app Bumble saw an opportunity to flush out into the open some of the looking-for-dates MAGA bro's involved in the insurrection on the Capitol in Washington, D. C. by posing as...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing BBC apologizes for its headline about Phil Spector's death
BBC apologized soon after publishing the soft headline, "Talented but flawed producer Phil Spector dies aged 81." Referring to the murderer who shot actress Lana Clarkson in the mouth as merely "flaw...
07:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy this thrilling 1960s kids' show, Diver Dan
Diver Dan was a live-action kids' show which I remember watching as a tot. It was aired in short cliff-hanger segments of about seven minutes. I saw it either on the Denver-produced version of The Boz...
07:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Wearable brain scanners, quantum communications, and other tech milestones to expect in 2021
From quantum dot televisions to safe germicidal ultraviolet lighting fixtures, IEEE Spectrum's Eliza Strickland sums up "10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021." Here are two of the mo...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Mashup: James Hetfield and the News "Hip to Be the Sandman"
Huey Lewis and Metallica share the same level of 'hard-core.'...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing This pencil eraser was designed to always have a sharp corner
The Kadokeshi eraser was designed with 28 corners (versus the standard 8), making it easier to erase small pencil marks. [Via Core 77]...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Don't be a "spiritual" narcissist
Spiritual narcissists perceives themselves as having knowledge and insight that make them superior to others, are more "tuned in" to truths beyond what others can see, and may even view themselves as ...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Diaper-clad 'Trump Baby' blimp found a home
The orange "Trump Baby" balloon was born in 2018, when he first appeared at London's Parliament Square during a heavily protested Donald Trump visit. Trump didn't take too kindly to his little self, t...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch movers deliver Trump's junk to his Florida golf course apartment
Watch as moving fans arrive at Mar-a-Lago and return Donald and Melania Trump's items that have been taken out of the White House in anticipation of Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. pic....
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Trump supporter flourishes miniature bat to prove she is ready to fight to keep Trump in office
Just for the shot at the end pic.twitter.com/dnjjxh4xcO— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) January 18, 2021This woman does not believe Biden won, and she is going to use her tiny bat to make sure Trump s...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Oregon car thief returns mistakenly abducted child, keeps car
A gentleman in Beaverton, Oregon inadvertently kidnapped a child whilst practicing the ancient art of car thievery. Upset at finding an immature human in the backseat, said upstanding citizen promptly...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "symphony of social justice"
On April 12, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and dozens of other activists were arrested after leading a protest to shine a national spotlight on the racist treatment of Black people in Birmingham, A...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing System of a Down singer's political influence in Armenia and beyond
Truth to Power looks at the music and politics of Serj Tankian, lead singer of System of a Down, who has used his fame to fight corporate greed, to challenge corrupt regimes, and to get official recog...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing This bot turns Reddit arguments into videos of animated courtroom dramas
Micah Price (24), a software engineer from Cape Town, South Africa created a bot that scrapes text from Reddit discussion threads and turns it into courtroom dialog for scenes from a 2001 visual novel...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Rules of Engagement for the National Guard at the Biden Inauguration
CBS interviewed DHS Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli about how the National Guard will be used to help secure the inauguration.It appears to now be US government policy to pose an organized resp...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Iran's government blames smog and massive blackouts on bitcoin mining operations in its country
Iran is experiencing wide-scale blackouts and unhealthy levels of smog. The government says bitcoin mining operations, which use a great amount of electricity, are to blame. The government has already...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream," the deep house mix
From 1989, Fingers Inc.'s beautiful mix of "Can You Feel It" with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech:monsieurgiron Mr. Fingers – Can you feel it? (Martin Luther King mix)...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Man hops up steps of 33-story building on his bike without ever touching a foot on the ground
In just half an hour, a 31-year-old athlete hops up 33 floors or 768 steps to the roof of a building near Paris on his bike. That alone is an amazing feat, but Aurelien Fontenoy does this "without o...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Los Angeles has a skateboarding Mandalorian
It is only natural that Los Angeles' contribution to the roster of wacky-local-Star-Wars-cosplayers would street skate. Comedian Tim Brehmer is having a ball. View this post on Instagram ...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing ProPublica went through thousands of Parler videos to this video about the day of the attempted Trump coup
This was a massive undertaking on the part of ProPublica. I watched some of the videos and the actions of the Trump insurrectionists were more frequent and often worse than I imagined. If you don't ha...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing ProPublica went through thousands of Parler videos to make this video about the day of the attempted Trump coup
This was a massive undertaking on the part of ProPublica. I watched some of the videos and the actions of the Trump insurrectionists were more frequent and often worse than I imagined. If you don't ha...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Man lived in Chicago airport security area for three months
Aditya Singh wandered the security area of Chicago's O'Hare airport for three months before he was finally arrested, reports the BBC. He had a return flight but claimed to be too afraid of Covid to bo...
04:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Another Strugatsky masterpiece: The Inhabited Island
I've always thought that Westerners writing dystopian fiction was kind of funny, as the worst things they can conceive are pretty much "the Soviet Union." The imaginations of Russian authors Boris and...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing FBI charges woman with stealing Pelosi laptop and trying to send it to Russian intelligence
Riley Williams, a 22-year old woman who allegedly participated in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, has been charged by the FBI over her role in the riot. NBC News's Tom Winter reports that she "told a ...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing FBI charges woman who reportedly tried to send Pelosi laptop to Russian intelligence
Riley Williams, a 22-year old woman who allegedly participated in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, has been charged by the FBI over her role in the riot. NBC News's Tom Winter reports that she "told a ...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Ocean pollution is shrinking mammal testicles
Lest you were convinced that caring about climate change or the environment was somehow emasculating, a new study from the Zoological Society of London should put your fears to rest. Or rather, it sho...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Bill Burr explains why Boston exists in the STAR WARS universe and why you're an idiot for asking
Mayfield, Bill Burr's recurring character on The Mandalorian, is an ex-stormtrooper-turned-mercenary with a heart of gold. Based on the character's accent, he is also inexplicably from the Boston area...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Know your insurrectionist flags and symbols
Have you been wondering what some of the flags, patches, and T-shirt messages mean that were seen at the Jan 6th Coup Klux Klan riot at the US Capitol? This Insider News video breaks it down. Release ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Please please please let me get what I want from this Smiths-themed Indian restaurant
Last year shortly before the pandemic began in earnest a new vegan-friendly Indian restaurant opened in Manchester, England. That's not particularly remarkable (although I suppose it is remarkable t...
02:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing The origins of Baba Yaga
This video on Monstrum looks at the origins of Baba Yaga, an epically feared and revered figure in Russian and Slavic folklore.Image: YouTube...
02:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Ursula K. Le Guin gets a postage stamp
Ursula K. Le Guin, the science fiction and fantasy author responsible for such iconic books as The Dispossessed, The Left Hand of Darkness, and the Earthsea trilogy, has gotten her own US Postage stam...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Pupums' all-natural dog treats care for your dog just as much as you do
A good parent doesn't raise their child on a constant diet of fast-food hamburgers and other junk. Yet, many pet owners may be feeding their dogs even worse culinary horrors without even realizin...
01:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Novice spends a year building a cabin by hand
Erik Grankvist's first attempt at building a traditional log cabin in the Swedish forest may be just your thing if you like slow television and miss the Primitive Technology channel. He says:Sometimes...
01:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing What's with men who eat like little boys?
How do you define a "picky eater?" We all develop dietary habits in childhood that persist through our lives, and what's "picky" depends on who is using the term. Many men who habitually eat the same ...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Nice primer on the genre of outsider music
Outsider music, in Alfo Media's great introduction, is singular in style and cannot be created intentionally. He looks at The Shaggs, Wesley Willis, B.J. Snowden, Eilert Pilarm, Shooby Taylor, Gary Wi...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing Very agile doggos
The dog show Crufts has several competition categories, but for sheer excitement, the agility championships are hard to beat. Sometimes the dogs start changing direction as they are clearing an obstac...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
BoingBoing This wooden chess, checkers, and backgammon set will definitely class up your game night
Thanks to Netflix's wildly popular series, The Queen's Gambit, chess, a game invented about 1,500 years ago, is surging back into public consciousness. But while the Game of Kings may be riding a wave...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
BoingBoing These 10 apps can help you make 2021 the year you learn a new language
Only 20% of American students learn a foreign language. While that's low, it ends up feeling downright pathetic when you consider that more than 9 out of 10 European students are schooled in at least ...
05:07 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
BoingBoing Phil Spector dead at 81
Phil Spector, the legendary music producer and murderer, is dead at 81.California Health Care Facility inmate Phillip Spector was pronounced deceased of natural causes at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, Januar...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
BoingBoing Holographic chocolate
Turns out that you can make diffraction grating* molded onto chocolate if you know what you're doing.In fact, you can 3D print the lovely effect with all kinds of things. View this post on Ins...
03:53 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
BoingBoing Marianne Faithful's upcoming "She Walks in Beauty"
Having survived a serious bout of COVID-19, Marianne Faithful is back with a new record to be released on April 30th. Her 21st studio album, She Walks in Beauty finds Faithful reading the works of Rom...
03:53 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
BoingBoing Marianne Faithfull's upcoming "She Walks in Beauty"
Having survived a serious bout of COVID-19, Marianne Faithfull is back with a new record to be released on April 30th. Her 21st studio album, She Walks in Beauty finds Faithfull reading the works of R...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
BoingBoing California sea lions surfing on enormous waves is the video you need today
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pacific Offshore Expeditions (@pacificoffshore)The waves are HUGE near Santa Barbara Island (California) and the sea lions are definite...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
BoingBoing This grooming vacuum will help reduce dog and cat fur around your home
You love your family and friends. You love your spouse. You love your kids. But, even among those things you treasure most in this world, there's still a special kind of love you hold only for your pe...
03:30 am GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
BoingBoing The SteakMaster Gas Grill turns out steakhouse-quality meals at home in just 2 minutes
We realize it's still frigidly cold in many places, but advanced planning for summer 2021 needs to start happening now. And, even with so much still up in the air about what life will even feel like s...
10:57 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Luke's hallway scene synced to "I Need a Hero" works surprisingly well
Good against remotes is one thing. Good against the living, that's something else....
10:48 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Xyla Foxlin makes a clear kayak with LED lights
I just like watching fiberglass go on. Someday I want to shape and glass my own surfboard....
09:56 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Anything can be an instrument: The Imperial March on a toaster
Watch the whole video to see how Device Orchestra got a toaster,,two electric toothbrushes, and a typewriter to play the Imperial March from Star Wars, or just cut right to the 2:04 mark to hear it.(T...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing These 15 deals on flashlights and headlamps are on sale for up to 66% off
It probably sounds trite, but a quality light source in an emergency really can make the difference between life and death. While you hope to never need it, a powerful, functioning flashlight or headl...
07:44 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Bell's brewery releases beer named after very Midwestern idiom
Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan tapped into a very Michigan thing, Michiganders say, to name their newest beer. No, it's not called party store (convenient store), 'jeet? (did you eat?) or doorw...
07:39 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Sea shanties are cool, and so are union work songs
if you like sea shanties… can I tell you about union work songs? pic.twitter.com/gFEDbJPnB6— Alex de Campi (@alexdecampi) January 15, 2021Sea shanties (and other sea songs) are all the rag...
07:39 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing The instinctive genius of Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights"
In this episode of Songs That Changed Music, producer and musician Warren Hewitt breaks down 19-year-old Kate Bush's 1978 single, "Wuthering Heights," and explains what makes it such a breathtaking de...
07:39 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Here are all the ways time is an illusion
This explainer on all the ways that humans subjectively experience time is packed with all kinds of interesting factoid about how hard it is for us to accurately gauge time and place time in context. ...
07:39 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Retrofit for contactless touchscreens and buttons
Neonode has been around for a while, but they are making a big push for their products in the age of pandemics.I would want to see a LOT of data on these before I used one of these on an ATM or other ...
07:39 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing An attempt to master a new garlic-peeling technique
Helen Rosner writes a witty post about becoming intrigued by a new garlic-peeling technique that moves at rapid-fire pace, and her attempt to master it.I won't spoil the … ending. It's a short p...
07:17 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Baked Alaska arrested
Tim "Baked Alaska" Gionet, a far-right activist and general Trump-era figure of fun, was arrested today by the FBI over his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol.Gionet posted video that showed Trump...
07:11 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing For all of your sedition tracking needs
Stay abreast of all of that hot sedition tracking and arresting action, thanks to the the Sedition Tracker website and Twitter feed.Image: SeditionTracker inset...
07:11 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing The Best of the Year stop motion animation on Vimeo goes to
Congrats to Cairo maker, Dina Amin. She has been awarded Best of the Year in the stop motion category by Vimeo. If you don't know Dina's work, she is a product designer who does the coolest stop motio...
06:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Industrious lets you use a fully-furnished modern office and only pay on the days you need it
It's an option virtually every small business and freelancing professional will eventually consider — do I need to rent office space? Whether it's the result of a growing staff, growing responsi...
02:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Artist makes gorgeous quilts while travelling in an Airstream
Laura Preston was a painter who, in 2013, set off on what was supposed to be a one-year trip with her partner, in an Airstream. She discovered that painting on the road was too cumbersome, so she swit...
02:32 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing The first hypodermic needle
The modern disposable hypodermic needle is a marvel: safe, clean, and almost painless compared to the reusable instruments many of us remember from years past. But how did this method of introducing d...
02:31 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing How to make a birthday cake entirely out of potato foods
Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.Gen Z is the most chaotic generation to have ever lived in the history of the world pi...
02:25 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Sexual frustration in Wyoming, Kim & Kanye's divorce, and Larry King's will in this week's dubious tabloids
In a week when insurgents tried to overthrow the government and the president was impeached for an unprecedented second time, the tabloids address the issues that really matter in America: Kim & K...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing This Starchive 1TB cloud storage account doesn't just hold your content it curates it
The cloud is definitely growing up. A decade ago, you'd have been hard-pressed to find many comfortable with saving all of their documents, media, and other important files with a cloud service provid...
04:58 am GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Ten hours of the Karate Kid II drumming
"Father say usedrum techniqueonly aslast resort." Same with this video.Below, the classic scene from whence it came:...
03:22 am GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing The dinosaurs in Pee-wee's Big Adventure have been painted for Valentine's Day
The Cabazon Dinosaurs are getting seasonal makeovers. It seems to have started last year when they painted their T-Rex as "Santa Claws." Now, love is in the air. To celebrate Valentine's Day, they've ...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
BoingBoing Get one of these space heaters to combat the cold of winter
With January here, it's easy to think that the worst of winter is over. Unfortunately, as recent years (like last year) have shown us, it can remain pretty steadily chilly all the way into April and M...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, NRA will legally move from New York to Texas
RIP, NRA. Thoughts and prayers. The National Rifle Association has filed for bankruptcy, and the organization will legally move from New York to Texas, with plans to operate as a non-profit.The NRA li...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Boston Marathon Bomber sues over his right to wear a baseball cap in prison
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the surviving of the two Boston Marathon Bombers. Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan, who was very possibly an FBI informant, was believed to be the mastermind behind the attacks;...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Check out 23 vacuum deals that will clean up your 2021
It's likely that there's never been a New Year's resolution focused on vacuuming more. However, plenty of people want to clean up the clutter and tidy up their lives to start a new year. The investmen...
07:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Creating a UV curing oven for resin using grocery bags
If you get Amazon Fresh or similar food deliveries, you are likely familiar with the silver-foil insulated freezer bags that frozen foods come in. These quickly multiply in Tribbles-like numbers. I'm ...
07:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon has a lightning deal on my favorite thick nails clippers
If you have thick toenails, you'll appreciate these wide-jaw clippers. They're on sale for the next three hours and forty-eight minutes on Amazon....
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Pence was escorted to a safe room 1 minute before Trump rioters broke in to kidnap and hang him
"It was a minute": @CarolLeonnig on @washingtonpost exclusive that U.S. Capitol building rioters came dangerously close to VP Pence, missing him by one minute after being rushed off Senate flo...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Reporter says "phishing attack" tricked her into believing she got a professorship at Harvard
I have been the victim of a very serious phishing attack. I'm putting this statement out to set the record straight about what I've been through. I will not be addressing this issue any further on soc...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing This is one cool '77 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe
Smooth and slow with a giant truck spacious enough for three bodies! I still love those flip-up headlights, but I lack the imagination to own this 1977 Lincoln.Bring A Trailer:This 1977 Lincoln Contin...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing This website has a map of Capitol Hill with links to Parler videos from the day of the riot
This website is maintaining a map with videos of the Capitol building attack.From Vice:A developer calling themselves Patr10tic has taken archived versions of videos uploaded by Parler users during th...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Fish reportedly "happier" after Brexit, claims leader of British House of Commons
The Independent reports that Jacob Rees-Mogg, a member of the British Conservative Party and leader of the House of Commons, has claimed fish in the name of Britain. In response to criticisms from the...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Someone made a fake trailer for "The Muppets 1984"
Inspired by the continued bastardization of the phrase "Orwellian," Irish comedian Sen Burke decided to apply the 1984 model to the Muppets. Burke does all the voices for the fake trailer, and even th...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Happy birthday, drummer great Gene Krupa
Remembering Gene Krupa, born on this day in 1909 in Chicago. Here he is performing in the 1947 film "Beat the Band." pic.twitter.com/DmHzovMqln— Dust-to-Digital (@dusttodigital) January 15, 2021...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol Police officer had to beg Trump rioters not to kill him with his own gun
Listen to this entire interview from an officer who was assaulted at the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/IYV2aumwnw— Heath Mayo (@HeathMayo) January 15, 2021Capitol Police officer Michael Fanone recoun...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Why free-speech platforms all end up moderating content
Alex Kantrowitz wrote a great article about how new platforms (such as Substack) plan to maintain their free-speech promises now that established platforms (such as Twitter) are abandoning them in fav...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Waiting for the American Khrushchev: Who will deliver the "Cult of Personality" speech to Americans?
In this powerful personal essay, Institute for the Future executive director Marina Gorbis writes about growing up in a Soviet Union brainwashed by Stalin's Big Lie, and what it took to break the lie....
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing The connection between Richard Nixon and the Brady Bunch
As we compare Nixon to Trump, which apparently Trump really doesn't want people doing, let's also consider the connection between Nixon and the Brady Bunch. The promo above is from Nick At Nite in 19...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Binge-watch 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet'
'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' is what I want from our era of rapidly produced straight-to-streaming comedies that generally fall flat. A fantastic cast takes a fun premise and has a great time makin...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Fulfilling an ancient prophecy, a raven has left the Tower of London
There's a British superstition that, "if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it." The six ravens are believed to have come to the tower in the late 16...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Canadian choir performs concerts from their cars
"Honking is the new applause," ends their video. During the pandemic, singers in the Luminous Voices chamber choir in Calgary have been rehearsing and performing from the inside of their own car...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Weird quantum Internet could be delivered by drones
Researchers have used drones to transmit photons that are entangled even when they're far apart. That means their quantum states are linked: Measuring the state of one affects the state of the other. ...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Saudi Arabia announces plans for a zero-carbon city that's 105 miles long
Saudia Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has revealed plans for The Line, a zero-carbon city that stretches 105 miles with a million residents living in ""carbon-positive urban developments po...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Disney's film about venereal diseases (1973)
In 1973, Disney produced VD Attack Plan, a short educational film for high school students about the horrors of venereal diseases and how to prevent them. The film was directed by the great Les Clark ...
03:24 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Leo Moraccholi covers The Beastie Boys 'Intergalactic'
Even more metal, I would say....
03:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Four different musicians named Paul O'Sullivan formed a band together
The Paul O'Sullivan band features Paul O'Sullivan on bass, guitar, drums, and vocals. But it's not a one man band. Each member is a different musician with the birth name Paul O'Sullivan, each of whom...
02:05 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing I chose the Kurgo Impact safety harness for in-car canine travel
I used to drive around with my dogs loose in the back of my Vanagon. I then watched a few doggie crash test videos. Horrified, I did a bunch of research. I settled on the Kurgo Impact safety harnesses...
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Report: no touchbar for redesigned 2021 MacBook Pro
After launching low-end models with decidedly high-flying benchmarks, Apple's transition to its own ARM-based CPUs has users eager to see what the forthcoming high-end models will be like. One change,...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing 2021 is the year QuickBooks can untangle your business accounting nightmares
If you've ever started a business, it probably wasn't so you could process invoices and fill out payroll checks. Yet, accounting is the absolute lifeblood of any enterprise and unless a company is pa...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Razer reveals concept for N95 mask with voice projection and mouth illumination
For the "all digital" CES, Razer was showing off their concept N95 mask, now with Chroma RGB LEDs! You've never looked so "cyberpunk now" battling the invisible corona-hordes and their anti-masker thr...
12:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing 8 cool stop motion tricks in 2 minutes
In this Edu Puertas video, he shows 8 simple and effective stop motion animation tips and effects tricks. The light effects were the big eye openers for me.Image: Screengrab...
12:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing Galaxy car made with blackest black paint and a pearlescent topcoat
The world's blackest paint, Musou Black, absorbs 99.4% of light. We've already seen a room painted with it, and now here's a car that's covered in it. That's a trippy look on its own but YouTuber...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing These five meditation apps will help get your 2021 started right
Well, if the opening days of 2021 are any indication of what's to come, we may not find the peace and normalcy we hoped for after 2020 any time soon. Of course, that doesn't mean you have to slip...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
BoingBoing This Asus router is an industry favorite and could single-handedly fix your WiFi signal problems
For all the innovations in streaming, HD film quality, and web-based smart homes, none of it means much if all that power and connectivity bottlenecks in your janky old router. Slow speeds, dead ...
08:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Batman No. 1 sells for $2.22 million
A lucky bidder snagged a near-mint copy of Batman No. 1 (1940) for $2.2 million today. From Heritage Auctions:The finest known copy of 1940'sBatmanNo. 1 sold Thursday for $2.22million, far and away th...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing The Kool-Aid Man magically cheers me up
Think of how much easier childhood would have been if we truly could just unleash a vengeful, animated pitcher of sugar water on our problems.In other beverage-related musings: I just learned that MD ...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Army guys for peace and tranquility
These army guys have no guns, nor promote violence of any kind. Instead they strike yoga poses and are multicolored to enhance their gentle nature. Rainbow Joes is the colorful version of Yoga Joes&#...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Racing pigeon from Oregon shows up in Australia, and now faces a death sentence
A racing pigeon recently showed up in the backyard of someone's house in Australia, looking super worn out. The owner of the home fed it, and discovered that it had an identification leg-band.Turns ou...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Modeling with plastic sprues
I have always had a thing for sprues, the plastic frames used in the injection molding process and to hold model parts in place. Anyone who does any scale modeling or tabletop game modeling likely has...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Use promo code to get wireless charging pad for cheap
I got an iPhone 12 Mini a couple of weeks ago and bought a wireless charging pad for it. I use it to charge my phone on my desk. It's a lot more convenient than using a lightning cable so I bought ano...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Why flies are hard to swat, and how to outwit them
If you want to be smarter than a fly, aim your swat slightly ahead of it in the direction it's likely to take. That's the advice Michael Dickinson of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Tiny Paper Dungeons: pocket-sized, spiral-bound, randomly-generated paper adventures
As soon as I saw the photo of Tiny Paper Dungeons on the Kickstarter page, I signed up.How to play:Gameplay is simple but entertaining: you roll a 6-sided die to determine how far you'll move each tur...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Black officers say racism is endemic in Capitol Police
If you're wondering why the rioters in Trump's coup attempt last week were able to breach barriers and break into the Capitol so easily, this ProPublica article offers a couple of reasons. First, some...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Easy peel hard-boiled eggs via the Instant Pot are fast and easy
A long time ago I discovered that sous vide hard-boiled eggs are always perfect — but they take a while. In about a quarter the time I can make hard-boiled eggs for peeling and eating in a quart...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Smokers in New Jersey can get COVID-19 vaccine before teachers, general public
The state of New Jersey expanded its current limited access to COVID-19 vaccines to people over 65 years old, those 16 to 64 years old with certain underlying health conditions, and, er, cigarette smo...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Capitalism facts, sung by chibi characters
Kawaii communism.[Via Sensible Endowment]...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing This GE smart light doesn't just work with Amazon Alexa, it's got Alexa built right in
One way to attack all the clutter filling up the corners of your home is to literally just have fewer items in your home. Case in point, take a look at your bedside table. You've likely got both a lam...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing In 1948 James T. Mangan declared the entire universe to be a country under his protection
This is from last week's issue of my newsletter, The Magnet MarkAnyone can start their own micronation. The hard part is getting the snobbish macronations to accept you into their club. Wikipedia has...
04:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Deep analysis of the new Indiana Jones video game's trailer
The folks at IGN share a near pixel-by-pixel analysis of the trailer for a soon to be released video game featuring Indy.They look at everything on the screen and try to tell us what is coming in the ...
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing I am pre-ordering 'Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League'
Earl Mac Rauch's long promised sequel to The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is due out in August. I have pre-ordered Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime LeaguePerhaps we wi...
04:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Favorite movie scenes: In 'Casablanca' Rick treats Ugarte like dirt
I have always loved this scene in Casablanca, although I prefer a single breasted white shawl collar dinner jacket to the double. Rick treats Ugarte like dirt, yet is 'the guy' Ugarte trusts with the ...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing You can pick up a space shuttle thermal tile right out of the furnace
Watch as a tour guide pulls space shuttle tile material out of a 2200-degree furnace and picks it up immediately. Note that for best results, pick it up by the cool corner or edge rather than the whit...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Danny Boyle is directing a new biopic miniseries about the Sex Pistols
Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) is directing a six episode biopic about punk pioneers the Sex Pistols. Titled "Pistol," it's based on the book "Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol" by...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Gorgeous black-and-white images of plants
Photographer William Arnold got intrigued by the botanical life while on walks during his lunch breaks in Truro, Cornwall. He began gathering plants and making images of them using the Victorian-era t...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing New study: Legalizing weed increases sales of junk food
A new research study shows that legalizing recreational marijuana leads to a noticeable spike in junk food sales. This breakthrough in duh comes from Georgia State University economists whose analysis...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Deaths: Harold Bornstein, NY physician who lied that Trump would be healthiest president ever, dead at 73
The New York physician who declared President Donald J. Trump to be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" died last Friday. He was 73.From the New York Times:His death was announc...
03:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing On Fox, Peter Navarro still freely spews same disinformation that led to deadly Capitol attack
We regret to inform you that Peter Navarro and Maria Bartiromo are both at it again.Peter Navarro: "The Democratic Party did violence to this country by attacking a president who I believe was legally...
03:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Entire National Mall to close on Inauguration Day amid security concerns, high domestic terrorism alert
The entire National Mall in the nation's capital will close on the day Joe Biden is inaugurated as President of the United States, the Washington Post reports this morning. Just 6 days away.The entire...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing This is the world's oldest known painting of an animal
Inside a cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, archaeologist have found the oldest known painting of an animal. It appears to be a warty pig. Dated at 45,000 years-old by Griffith University and ...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Airbnb host leaves savage review for MAGA guest who was a Capitol attacker
POINT: "We stormed the Capitol." COUNTERPOINT: "I don't recommend renting to Melissa."A man who rented his home on Airbnb in Washington, DC, realized in horror that he'd hosted individuals who were p...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this human bubble machine land a record for blowing the most bubbles inside a bigger bubble
In Taiwan, Chang Yu-Telanded a Guinness World Record for blowing the most bubbles, 783 of them, inside a bigger bubble. The fellow is a bubble master, having previously earned the record for most boun...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Which of America's biggest pizza chains has the best value? A deep dive
The fine folks at Food Theory tackle the question of who gives the most pizza bang for the buck among America's four top chains. They also have some surprising insights about toppings. Warning: this j...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Siegfried Fischbacher of 'Siegfried and Roy' dead at 81, illusionist had pancreatic cancer
Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of Siegfried and Roy, has passed away from pancreatic cancer, a spokesperson confirmed to @ABC News.German news agency Bild was among the first to report th...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Unemployment claims in US jump to 965,000, highest since August
New U.S. unemployment numbers out today are bad, and it's because the pandemic is surging after the holidays."The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since ...
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Where did the Gremlins go?
Last fall, Nick Lutsko posted this amusing song wondering why there hasn't been a revival of Gremlins, the 1984 Joe Dante horror-comedy classic. Everything else from the era, from Ghostbusters to Batt...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Door is excellent jazz trumpeter
Mr. King: "An ingenious door in a Chicago parking garage will not "die with his music inside of him."...
01:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Gary Numan releases title track to forthcoming "Intruder"
On January 11th, Gary Numan released this title-track video for Intruder, his 19th solo studio album. I have had it on heavy rotation ever since.The record is scheduled for release on May 21st and is ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing How China ended the lie of recyclable plastic
The plastics industry did a great job of convincing everyone that their product was easily recyclable, but China finally put an end to that pleasant fiction in 2017.A 2017 memo sent by China to the Wo...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Alt-Mardi Gras: Carnival "float houses" popping up in New Orleans, local artists given work
Mardi Gras parades are COVID-cancelled this year. But that's not stopping New Orleans from bringing the spirit of carnival season to their community. "Fat Tuesday" is February 16 but already a growing...
01:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing The Capital bares similarities and excepts it's kneads
The Capital building in Washington D.C. remained stationery in principal and has excepted it's ability to go fourth. While the attacks on the police were complimentary to Precedent Trump's suggestion...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing "Movie Critic Matchmaker" figures out which critic aligns with your tastes
Here's a fun project by @EleanorClarinet — the "Movie Critic Matchmaker": It gives you a bunch of movies to rate, swiping right or left, and then tells you which movie critic most closely —...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Get a 3-pack of nylon braided USB-C cables that are built to last, now at over 60% off
Considering a new smartphone requires years of development and can set you back up to $1,400, you'd think manufacturers would pay a little more attention to the means for powering up those devices....
02:20 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing FAA: 'zero tolerance' for unruly airline passengers, maskless MAGA jerks face possible jail
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson signed an order on Wednesday that directs the FAA to take a "zero tolerance policy" after Trump supporters were disruptive and refused to wear ...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing Trump won't pay Rudy Giuliani's legal bills
"The president is pretty wound up," said one senior administration officialTwice impeached U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed aides not to pay Rudy Giuliani's legal fees, and has demanded tha...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
BoingBoing The big list of women makers on YouTube
Becky Stern has posted a great list of female makers on YouTube and she is encouraging others to suggest additions to the list.Laura KampfNaomi 'SexyCyborg' WuSimone GiertzijessupDarbin OrvarTheSorryG...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing On-camera blundering hits the same beats as song
A gentleman brandishing a guitar and a colorful blouse, who could easily sub-in for any member of Spinal Tap, falls back in his chair and crashes into a piano at the same moment Phil Collins beats the...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing What we know about sex with Neanderthals
Most people today carry around at least a trace of Neanderthal DNA, the legacy of reproduction between Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis thousands of years ago. Genetic studies show that such int...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing First recording of Ginsberg's "Howl" to be released in April
The first known recorded reading of Allen Ginsberg's epic 1956 poem, "Howl," will be released this April as Allen Ginsberg at Reed College The First Recorded Reading of Howl and Other Poems. This fir...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Wanna keep the car in the garage? This sale on personal scooters can get it done
From their compact size, to their simple maintenance, to their tiny carbon footprints, there are a ton of compelling reasons to consider using a personal scooter. Sure, they make a short trip of ...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing TRUMP IMPEACHED for historic 2nd time, majority of House votes to impeach on 'incitement of insurrection'
PRESIDENT TRUMP IMPEACHED FOR INCITING 1/6 CAPITOL RIOTA majority of the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump a historic second time, on charges of 'incitement...
08:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Great deal on a good kitchen knife sharpener
I bought a KitchenIQ Edge Grip knife sharpener in 2015 and use it at least a couple of times a week. You can set it on a flat surface and draw the knife through the grooves (coarse and smooth) or hold...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Best self-help books of 2020
Five Books asked Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, to select his five favorite self-help books from 2020. From the interview with Burkema...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing QAnon migrates to Gab
After getting de-platformed on Twitter and Facebook, and with Parler down, QAnoners are flocking to Gab, the social media platform that rose to infamy in 2018. From Vice:Gab drew little attention and...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Praying mantises watching TV
Four different species of praying mantises watch a dollhouse scale TV set made from a phone in their comfy living room. You might rightly assume that they have their preferences in subject matter- in ...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Slot car catastrophe caught on video
This could be reconfigured into a Home Alone style security tool....
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Airbnb is canceling all DC area bookings during inauguration week
Anyone planning to book an Airbnb during inauguration week is out of luck. Airbnb announced bookings to the area are blocked and existing reservations are canceled:Today, in response to various local,...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Congress office panic buttons "torn out" prior to Capitol attack and other disturbing details about Capitol Riot emerge
It's becoming clear that the assault on the Capitol last week was well-planned. Here are a few of the latest findings:The riot may have been coordinated with the help of at least three far-right U.S. ...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Robots made from ice to explore other planets
Ice is an abundant material in the solar system and researchers are exploring whether it can be used to build and repair robots. University of Pennsylvanian engineers presented their early work on ice...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this TV journalist report the news in six languages
From Dalton to Washington, here's my coverage for @AP_GMS of last week's events in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Luxembourgish, in that order. pic.twitter.com/P6FGnbcRkr...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Google and YouTube ban all political advertising for at least one week
CNN's Brian Fung reports that Google is banning all political advertising until Joe Biden's inauguration at the earliest. The company cites the riot at the U.S. Capitol and outgoing president Donald T...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Paean to the WRT54G, the hackable router of the 2000s
Ernie Smith recounts the legend of the Linksys WRT54G, a low-end consumer router that ended up a worldwide favorite among consumers and enthusiasts. Why? Because its firmware was derived from open-sou...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Auction of entire museum of muscle cars
Next week, Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car Citylocated in a former Walmart in Punta Gorda, Floridawill close forever. Treworgy was planning to retire, although COVID-19 accelerated his plans, and he's send...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing TV news report on teen "goths, Cure-heads, and psychobillies" in Dublin (1989)
Here's a glimpse of underground culture and fashion in its heyday before the rise of Hot Topic. This is Dublin's Grafton Street, 1989.Compare and contrast with this report from ten years earlier on "p...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing The Motorola Focus89 security camera helps you monitor your home from anywhere
After years of improvements, home security cameras have truly become must-own technology. Setting up in-home cameras, syncing them to your smartphone and other devices, and having 24/7/365 access to c...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Game warden fires a perfect shot to rescue two deer
A bow hunter in Jackson County, Kansas last week noticed two whitetail deer whose antlers were locked together. The hunter called in state game wardens including one who, fortunately, was a very good ...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing The MAGA Matrix: Reality is Fake News
YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here."Each week Ruben Bolling takes an unassuming little bl...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Keeping track of time on Mars is very complicated
While an atomic second is a measurement of time that is consistent anywhere, Martian time periods like days, months, and years are very different than Earth's. This interesting explainer looks at how ...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Have "elder goths" figured out how to age more successfully?
In this piece in The Washington Post, Leah Bush, a PhD student in American studies and anthropology at the University of Maryland at College Park, argues that Goth culture is more inclusive of its agi...
01:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Gorillas at San Diego zoo test positive for COVID-19
It's suspected that an asymptomatic human animal handler transmitted COVID-19 to as many as eight gorillas at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It's the first known case of natural transmission of the virus ...
01:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Do not inject mushrooms
Mood-altering drugs are not all the same. Opium is plant-based, LSD is synthetic (although often adulterated), and mushrooms are fungi. A fungus can go through a lot and still survive enough to grow. ...
12:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Secret Service agent rates films on accuracy of Presidential details
Vanity Fair asked former Secret Service Agent Jonathan Wackrow to examine details of presidential details in movies and television in terms of believability and execution.They missed a chance to ask h...
12:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing 2020 web game
2020game.io is a simple side-scrolling platform game, free of charge on the web, that offers a cartoon tour through the horrors of 2020. I'd almost forgotten that Australia burned to a crisp before th...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Georgia man arrested at Capitol insurrection commits suicide
On Wednesday, January 6th, Christopher Stanton Georgia, of Alpharetta, GA was arrested in Washington, D.C. and charged with unlawful entry of public property and violating the 6:00 PM curfew set earli...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Impressive midcentury drywall installer
The Gypsum Association put together this very satisfying demonstration of a master craftsman putting their product to good use just after World War II. When he scores the drywall to pop out an outlet ...
12:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Guy accused of stealing Pelosi's lectern imagined as a Mentos freshmaker
@fluffy__duck #greenscreen thank god for #Mentos original sound – Rick Mentos smooths everything over even thieving Nancy Pelosi's lectern in the Capitol Riot! screenshots via @fluffy__duc...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing CNN reporter, covering COVID in LA, breaks down on air
WOW. Powerful moment on @CNN just now. Must watch. Sending you lots of love @sarasidnerCNN pic.twitter.com/v8Pv4xOo36— Faith Abuby (@ReporterFaith) January 12, 2021This is a heartbreaking moment...
04:56 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing YouTube locks Donald Trump's channel
Following widespread demands and similar actions by other platforms, YouTube this evening locked down Donald Trump's channel. The suspension prevents new videos being published, but does not remove th...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Across 15 courses, this photography training will have you taking the best pictures of your life
"We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us." Ralph HattersleyThere's a reason why victims of fire or other natural disasters, or people who run from their homes with little bu...
12:57 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Pence won't do 25th amendment on Trump, 'I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or the Constitution'
"I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or the Constitution," writes Vice President Mike Pence in this letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tonight.BREAKIN...
12:02 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
BoingBoing Remove Trump's YouTube channel, civil rights groups say or Google faces advertiser boycott
Civil rights groups say they will organize an advertiser boycott unless Google removes Trump's YouTube channel, Reuters reports on Tuesday, one week after Trump-loyal mob attacked the U.S. Capitol in ...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Trailer: Judas and the Black Messiah
New trailer just out today, January 12, for JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH. Daniel Kaluuya stars as slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, LaKeith Stanfield as the man who betrayed him, William O'Neal....
11:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Judiciary Committee report on impeachment argues for charging Trump with 'willful incitement of insurrection' [READ IT]
The House Judiciary Committee released a staff report on impeachment late on Tuesday, which details the factual and constitutional case for charging President Donald J. Trump with "willful incitement ...
11:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing GOP Rep. Adam Kinsinger of Illinois will vote to impeach Trump, 3rd Republican House member to commit
"I will vote in favor of impeachment."Another one.Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) will vote for impeachment."If these actions–the Article II branch inciting a deadly insurrection against the Article...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing GitHub fired Jewish employee who said 'stay safe homies, Nazis are about' on Slack amid Capitol riot, 200 staff sign letter asking Microsoft-owned biz to denounce Nazis
GitHub fired a Jewish employee after he posted in the company's internal Slack to, "stay safe homies, Nazis are about," during the attack on the US Capitol, reports Business Insider.Scoop: GitHub emp...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Liz Cheney, No. 3 House Republican says she will vote to impeach Trump there's 'never been a greater betrayal' by a president
A career-defining move by the daughter of Dick Cheney, who today says she'll vote to impeach Donald Trump over the January 6 terror attack on the U.S. Capitol.Republican conference chair Liz Cheney &#...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Moto Buds are the perfect on-the-go earbuds for your busy day
Almost everything happens on the go these days. While some wireless headphones are for sinking into music and enveloping yourself in sound, others are built for service with versatility, durability, a...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing CityQ, a four-wheeled midpoint between bike and car
In the pandemic, all forms of smaller-than-car transportation have boomedcycling is way up, as people try to get around without using ride-hail services or public transportation. What's more, sales of...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing In 1977, a German tourist spent three days in Bangor, Maine, thinking it was San Francisco
In 1977, West German tourist Erwin Kreuz spent three days enjoying the sights, sounds, and hospitality of Bangor, Maine. Unfortunately, he thought he was in San Francisco, on the other side of the con...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing A $40 cast-iron pot for baking perfect bread
Bread-baking took off during the pandemic, a trend in which I participated. When COVID-19 first hit, I wondered if there might be short-term runs on various foods, sofeeling faintly like some neophyte...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Explore Ed Ruscha's shots of every building on Sunset Strip since 1966
The Getty has digitized 60,000 Ed Ruscha photos as 12 Sunsets, a 35-year exploration of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. In 1966, decades before the origins of Google Street View, artist Ed Ruscha pub...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Hacker Marcus Hutchins and the massive cyberattack he thwarted
Earth's Deadliest [Computer] Virus is a great overview of the 2017 Wannacry ransomware attack, and Marcus Hutchins' efforts to halt its progress.The Disrupt video is based on the terrific Wired articl...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Surreal estate: Original Pea Soup Andersen's listed for $4.7M
Say it ain't so Pea Soup Andersen's restaurant in Buellton, California, the original home of the Traveler's Special, is on the chopping block! (Thankfully, the Santa Nella location is not for sale.)L...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing If 'Seinfeld' were a horror movie
The trailer for The Nothing may keep you awake at night.Coincidentally, it's the 10th anniversary of the Pig Man trailer this month.Image: Vimeo / Max Gold...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Good deal on a 1-pound can of Matcha powder
We've been drinking this matcha for a couple of years. It doesn't taste bitter and mixes easily in cold water or milk. I drink coffee in the morning and matcha after lunch. I like to mix it with Lion'...
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Here's an emotional support animal you can take on a plane (because it's an AI-powered Tribble)
The creators of this fluffy creature, called Moflin, got $600k funding on Kickstarter. They debuted Moflin at CES this year and you can order one for about $400.An AI Pet Robot that's just like a real...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Reissues of Keith Haring's Mickey Mouse Swatch watches
Swatch has reissued a series of Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring watches that Haring first created in 1986 for his legendary Pop Shop store in New York City. Mickey Mouse appeared frequently in Haring's ar...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Man arrested for counterfeiting 25 popsicle sticks to claim prize
pic.twitter.com/x7lhD8A07V— (@tY0iMrkXz9FGpQH) August 9, 2020A genuine prize-winning popsicle stickA popsicle company in Japan held a promotion that awarded a special rare Pokemon card to luck...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Somebody matched scenes from Peanuts TV specials to "Roundabout" and the results are excellent
A lot of work went into finding snippets from various Peanuts TV specials to make it look like the Peanuts gang is performing "Roundabout" by Yes. The hard work paid off!...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing FBI warned of "war" on the Capitol day before attack
According to a breaking story in The Washington Post, the FBI issued an internal warning that extremists were heading to DC determined to wage "war." A day before rioters stormed Congress, an FBI offi...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Cops warn Rock not to rock
At 1:30am on Saturday, Erie County, Ohio police officers responded to a citizen's complaint that their neighbor was blasting Led Zeppelin. When police arrived, they told Nathan Rock, 40, to turn down ...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Man accused of stealing Pelosi's lectern has a lawyer who admits "I'm not a magician"
Adam Johnson (36), who was photographed holding Nancy Pelosi's lectern during the Capitol Riot on Wednesday, was released on $25k bond yesterday afternoon. Johnson is charged with one count of knowing...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Huge crystal ball vs. a 50 caliber round
The fine folks at Demolition Ranch blast a giant glass sphere with a few 50cal rounds after working up from some smaller ones. The big one is at about 14 minutes in. Trigger warning for those who don'...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Amazing concert inside a cooling tower
Winne Clement and Koen Van Roy performed for the first time together in a power plant's cooling towers in Vilvoorde, Belgium:This was our first time improvising together. The huge space made it a very...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Adafruit interviews Tai Lopez, new owner of RadioShack
RadioShack is back?! In this video, our friends at Adafruit interviewed Tai Lopez, who is revamping the storied brand....
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Analyzing tooth tartar to learn about ancient drug use
Tooth tartar may give clues about the use of drugs by ancient people. Looking at tartar, which can survive on fossils for more than 1 million years, is already a common archaeological method to study ...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing A Night at the Garden, chilling short about 1939 Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden
Now might be a good time to watch (or re-watch) A Night at the Garden, a 2017 found-footage documentary about a 1939 Nazi rally of 20,000 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (previously)Image: ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Behold IceBot, a robot made from ice
What happens when you send a robot probe to another planet — or asteroid or comet — and it breaks? Space agencies have been pondering this problem for years, and one idea is obviously to f...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Does this former flight attendant hold the secret to mystery skyjacker DB Cooper's identity?
In 1971, "DB Cooper" hijacked a plane from Portland, Oregon and eventually parachuted into the Pacific Northwest wilderness with $200,000 strapped to his body. He was never seen again. The DB Cooper t...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Your air matters the Atmotube can tell you instantly if it's healthy or not
Your lungs inhale and exhale about 20,000 times each day. Awake or sleeping, at home or out in the world, during intense workouts or just sitting on the couch, the air around you is cycling through yo...
03:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Fauci: Live music could be back in the fall
At a meeting during the Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci forecasts that performance venues could reopen for live shows "some time in the fall of 2021." Tha...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook advises employees to not wear Facebook-branded apparel
Work at Facebook? Best you keep that to yourself. The company is advising staff to avoid wearing things that identify themselves as employees of the hatred-stoking social media company. The Facebook m...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Excellent explainer on Tesla's new motor
Engineers at Tesla traded out the previous induction motor for the new IPM-SynRM with a permanent magnet rotor. This terrific video explains why. It all comes down to efficiency.Image: YouTube / Learn...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch wild horses reunited after two years apart
After Phoenix was rescued and placed in a west coast sanctuary, his rescuer spent two years looking for his mate Ghost. Watch this lovely story of the two seeing each other again.The Sky Dog Sanctuary...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Thomas Kinkade Studios presents "The Mandalorian"
Thomas Kinkade Studios a group of artists continuing in the tradition of the late "Painter of Light" who masterfully commodified domestic commercial home artwork, for better and for worse has releas...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Libertarian social media site Parler asks government to force private businesses to do commerce with them
Conservative social media haven Parler has been dropped from most online services, including Amazon Web Services, which hosted the site. According to The Hill, the Libertarian-founded company has appe...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Internet Service Provider blocks social media after Trump's Twitter Ban, allegedly at request of customers
Following the mass social media ban on Donald Trump, ISP Your T1 WIFI which services Northern Idaho and the Spokane, Washington area has blocked their customers from accessing Facebook and Twitter.A...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Patriots head coach Bill Belichick declines Presidential Medal of Freedom
Monday evening, New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick became the first person in recent history to decline the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The nation's highest civilian honor was scheduled...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing The neo-medieval beliefs of Senator Josh Hawley
In The New York Times, religious right investigative journalist, Katherine Stewart, has a chilling piece on the extreme religious-nationalist views of Missouri Senator Josh Hawley (he of the Go Team! ...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing A day in the life of a pro powerwasher
Pro power washer Aj Joyner has a wonderful Instagram account at gotdatpressureofficial. Now he's getting profiled for sharing so many satisfying videos for those of us who love power washing porn.I me...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Amazing animated cross-stitch of choreographer Parris Goebel dancing
@theburpster #crossstitch #embroidery #craft #crafts #mystyle #whatilearned #isthisavailable #fyp #foryoupage I'm So Pretty – chunkymonkeeyy Sean Burpee, aka @theburpster on TikTok, shared ...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Read this charming sci-fi short story about love, radio waves, and David Bowie
To mark the anniversary of David Bowie's birth and death last week, author and activist Sam J Miller wrote a new short story for Tor.com titled "Let The Children Boogie." Set in the Hudson Valley in 1...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man sets self on fire while trying to burn down own home
A man in Tampa Bay, Florida, reportedly suffered burns while trying to set fire to his own home and was arrested at a nearby hospital. Scott Anthony Massa, 51, allegedly took a bucket of accelerant an...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Sheldon Adelson dead at 87, Sands casino mogul and Trump financial backer was in failing health for a long time, say those who knew him
Casino mogul and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson has died at age 87. He was one of Donald Trump's biggest financial backers.Sheldon Adelson was owner of Yisrael Hayom newspaper, CEO of Las Vegas Sands, ...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing "Satisfying" videos of disgusting pools being thoroughly cleaned
Holla ya boy for the pool work."Alright I am thep00lguy! Anything to do with pools I'll be posting, if you enjoy the videos then please like and subscribe!!!!"...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing 1800's "Baron Trump" looks enough like Barron Trump, other parallels, foster time traveling theories
In the late 1800's author Ingersoll Lockwood wrote a series of children's novels whose main character was named "Baron Trump." And awaaayyyyy we go into Donald-Trump-is-a-time-traveler theories, whic...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Chad Wolf, named Homeland Security Secretary by Trump, quits post
Chad Wolf, named Homeland Security Secretary by President Trump but never confirmed in the role, resigned last night. He cited a court ruling that said his appointment was illegal, but it also allows ...
12:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Chinese immigrant to U.S. explains value of Southern accent
Bruce Wang has a whole channel dedicated to improving one's English by learning to speak it with a Southern (U.S.) accent. Y'all should watch this profile up on Untold America:...
12:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing The governornator's message to America
Somewhere around 50 years ago, a young immigrant came to the United States to seek his fortune in pursuit of the American Dream. He spoke little English, and what he knew of the language was fairly in...
12:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing "Sorry," Danny Elfman's latest evokes "alien orchestral chamber punk"
In October, he brought us "Happy," his first single in 36 years. Now Danny Elfman has another dark and edgy track, "Sorry." Stereogum:"Sorry" was the first song I've written for myself in a long time,...
12:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Short-legged "Corgi" giraffes discovered
Scientists have recently been discovering extremely short giraffes that look, as Gizmodo notes, like adorable Corgi versions of a regular tall giraffe. They spotted one in Uganda, then another in Nami...
12:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Our centuries-old use of "they" as a singular pronoun
Discover has an excellent short history of the old and venerable use of "they", in English, to refer to a single person. The use of "they" as a singular pronoun has recently been part of a culture war...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing Guy asks "Why are coffee mugs left handed?"
He's got a point though.I showed this video to my potter friend Roxane, who sells mugs through her shop SnowDayClay, expecting to blow her mind. Instead, she told me that she already makes her mugs wi...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
BoingBoing With this book summary app, you can read an entire best-selling book in 4 minutes
It's a sad fact of modern life. Most people just don't read anymore. And, for those who do make the effort to dive into a new book once in a while, life's busy nature probably means it could take seve...
11:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing A YIPPIE SEANCE! Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin Take Credit for Last Week's Insurrection.
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...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing The PUROXYGEN P500 Air Purifier makes sure your air is healthy and breathable
Once upon a time, air purifiers were mostly only found in the homes of the elderly, the environmentally sensitive, and the all-out germaphobe. Of course, after 2020, there's been renewed attention pai...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing People are making replacement teeth from moldable plastic
Thanks to an unaffordable health care system combined with a pandemic that's put many people out of work, some people are practicing DIY dentistry. Here's a woman on TikTok that shows how to make repl...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing State Department website defaced to suggest Trump, Pence resigning
The State Department biographies for outgoing president Donald Trump and vice-president Mike Pence were today defaced to claim they were resigning today. The Daily Beast reports that a "rogue staffer"...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Battlebot for sale, gently used
William Osman saw a BattleBot from the TV show for sale, so he did what anyone would do: he bought it, fixed it up, and started monkeying around with it.The weird part was that he got a lot of haters ...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Video of manatee with TRUMP scratched in its back, federal officials want answers
"The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is investigating the harassment of a manatee…reported to federal authorities over the weekend discovered w/ words "Trump" scraped in its back …...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to this 1964 interview with J.R.R. Tolkien
Denys Gueroult of the BBC interviewed J.R.R. Tolkien in 1964. I enjoyed listening to the posh accents at least as much as the discussion about what Middle Earth and its peoples represent.[Via r/Obscur...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this guy solve a complex $30,000 puzzle
It took expert puzzle solver Chris Ramsay 4 hours and 45 minutes to solve this $30,000 puzzle by Labsterium. The Paris-based company makes all kinds of handcrafted puzzles, escape rooms, and other del...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing December jobs report: Women of color lost nearly 10 times as many jobs as men gained
The December 2020 jobs report was an absolutely harrowing reflection of American inequality.According to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm jobs declined by 140,000 in December, with...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Human-sized 3D-printed LEGO knight helmet
YouTuber Stian from agepbiz decided to 3D print the iconic LEGO Knight Helmet upscaled 2020% so it was wearable. It's one of those things that sounds kind of silly as a premise, but it turned out real...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing American Airlines pilot says he'll dump pro-Trumpers in Kansas if they don't behave
An American Airlines pilot didn't take any guff from its rowdy pro-Trump passengers, many who refused to wear masks. Flying from Washington to Phoenix on Friday, the passengers began chanting "Fight f...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Washington Monument closed until after Biden inauguration after "credible threats" from Trump supporters
The National Parks Service announced today that the Washington Monument will be closed to visitors until Jan. 24. The service cites "credible threats to visitors" from the same groups that were "invol...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Melanie Trump's tone-deaf statement praising dead coup rioters is a master-class in narcissistic indignation
Last week the First Lady's husband urged his cult followers to storm the Capitol so they could kill cops, and try to hog-tie congress members and publicly hang Pence from a gallows. In a statement tod...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Melania Trump's tone-deaf statement about coup riot is a master-class in narcissistic indignation
Last week the First Lady's husband urged his cult followers to storm the Capitol so they could kill cops, and try to hog-tie congress members and publicly hang Pence from a gallows. In a statement tod...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists discover snake's strange method of "lasso locomotion" to climb large trees
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown method of locomotion that snakes use to climb large, smooth trees. For a century, there have only been four observed methods of snake locomotion: recti...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Use this handy chart to decode GOP talking points about the attempted coup
Whatever a smarmy senator or GOP pundit says about last week's deadly presidential coup attempt, they believe the opposite, as shown by this conversion table.I came across it on Bruce Sterling's Tumbl...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Pelosi shares chilling audio of Trump rioters trying to break down door
Nancy Pelosi was interviewed on 60 Minutes yesterday. She gave a tour of the Capitol and her offices, showing the damage that Trump's rioters inflicted there. She also played chilling audio that one o...
04:27 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing This Big Mouth Billy Bass bass guitar slaps
Some may say that YouTuber Simon The Magpie has too much time on his hands but I disagree. I think making a Big Mouth Billy Bass bass guitar is a fine way to spend one's time.screenshot via Simon The ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Why a woodpecker's beak don't get stuck in a tree like a nail
When you hammer a nail into wood, it's usually difficult to remove it. But woodpeckers hammer away at trees all day long. How can they so easily pull their beaks out of the holes they create? Universi...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Why a woodpecker's beak doesn't get stuck in a tree like a nail
When you hammer a nail into wood, it's usually difficult to remove it. But woodpeckers hammer away at trees all day long. How can they so easily pull their beaks out of the holes they create? Universi...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Here's Eddie Vedder's incredible isolated vocals from Pearl Jam's 1992 MTV Unplugged performance
Hard to believe this was almost 30 years ago, but listening to Eddie Vedder's isolated vocals reveals why this band is still selling out stadiums.Setlist: 1. Oceans 2. State of Love and Trust 3. Alive...
03:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing JP Morgan, Marriott, and other major companies are stopping political donations after the Capitol Insurrection
In the aftermath of the MAGA Militia Assault on the capitol buildings, numerous financial, healthcare, and property corporations are re-thinking their approaches to political donations. Popular Inform...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Couple documents Capitol siege, horrified by what they saw/heard
My wife and I attended the "Stop the Steal" Trump Insurrection on Wednesday (as observers, NOT participants) and there are FIVE big take-aways from what we witnessed and heard outside the Capitol that...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Grainy vintage photo of massive rave is something else entirely
That was a banging massive until the vacuum cleaner showed up. (Provenance unknown. Thanks Harlow!)...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing The weirdness of a room painted entirely with the world's blackest black paint
The Action Lab coated an entire room with Musou Black paint that reportedly has a visible absorption rate of 99.4%. Expect a run on Musou Black from goth teens eager to redecorate their bedrooms....
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing The Trump administration's last-minute attempt to sell off Alaskan drilling rights totally bombed
A small bit of good news that got overshadowed by the rest of the chaos on Wednesday, January 10: Shortly after President Trump lost his bid for re-election, the Trump Administration decided to push t...
02:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing CES 2021: Watch the next bout of chaotic street violence on LG's "rollable" smartphone
How much do I want LG's Rollable phone? A lot, that's how much. A lot. https://t.co/ZfhlmdlXE3 pic.twitter.com/Sk0ON9pWdG— Chris Davies (@c_davies) January 11, 2021At 2021's CES (virtual...
02:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Trent Reznor performing Fantastic Voyage and Fashion on Bowie birthday tribute
In this clip from Saturday night's A Bowie Celebration Just For One Day 2021, Trent Reznor covers David Bowie's songs "Fantastic Voyage" and "Fashion," accompanied by Atticus Ross Mike Garson, and Ma...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing This bioluminescent orb glows every night and will keep you utterly transfixed
Bioluminescence is one of those products of nature that truly makes the average person step back and marvel at the absolute wonder of our world. Found in many types of aquatic life, science explains i...
01:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Study demonstrates that anti-radiation phone stickers do nothing
Can stickersas in adhesive- or magnetic-backed paperblock phone radiation? Not these ones, says the University of Surrey in England. The stickers are sold by a U.K. company, Energydots, to exploit the...
01:27 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing The Muppets perform a remote version of "Moving Right Along"
What better way to start Second New Years 2021 than a frog with a banjo and a bear behind a steering wheel?...
01:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Another animated Bowie moment from Adam Buxton and The Brothers McLeod
Fans of the Bowie animations by The Brothers McLeod voiced by Adam Buxton will appreciate this latest release (posted of DB's BD). It is based on an anecdote about Bowie shared by a camerman on the As...
01:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Parler is gone
Parler, the "free speech" social network lately beloved of conservatives, has vanished as of Monday morning. Amazon, its webhost, apparently followed through on its plans to end service to the platfor...
12:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Nothing to see here, except endless puppy gifs
Here's a happy time waster: go to OpenPuppies.com and press the space bar for endless puppy gifs. ...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Thousands of dark haikus inspired by 2020
Last year, in response to top news stories, thousands of haikus were crowdsourced and the collection was posted here at Doom Haikus. For context, the maker Eli Holder says: Back in March, I ...
12:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing 5-minute documentary about nuclear-powered Soviet lighthouses
Lighthouses on the northern and eastern coasts of Russia and are mostly unmanned, so remote are they and so unhospitable the weather. The Soviets devised a clever method of solving the problem of powe...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Sexual snow couple in Spain
This weekend's snow storm in Madrid, Spain, named Filomena, prompted these snow people to take advantage of this rare meteorological event and have sexual intercourse on the hood of some poor sap's ca...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing Was Melania's WH tennis pavilion based on the one from The Beverly Hillbillies?
As presidential historian, Michael Beschloss, points out on Twitter, the tennis pavilion at the White House, a project spearheaded by Melania Trump, sure does look a lot like the pool pavilion in The ...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing How could there be two famous people named Wink Martindale?
How could this be? How could two well-known Winks Martindale roam the face of this Earth? One Wink Martindale is the consummate game show host, most notably of the popular game show "Tic-Tac-Dough" ...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
BoingBoing The Axle turns the simple barbell into a full-body workout tool. Right now, it's almost $100 off
In a world of fitness products all ready to perform a multitude of tasks for reshaping the body and overall fitness, a barbell may feel uninspired. It's just…you know…a barbell. Granted, b...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
BoingBoing The FOBO Tire 2 keeps an unblinking eye on your car's tire pressure
If your vehicle tire is flat, you know it's a huge danger to keep your car or truck on the road. What many drivers may not realize is that underinflated tires can ultimately be just as dangerous for t...
05:17 pm GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
BoingBoing Interview with Mondo 2000's RU Sirius on the internet's techno-utopian past and clusterf*cked present
On the Document Journal magazine website, writer Claire Evans has an interview with Boing Boing compatriot and Mondo 2000 founder, RU Sirius. In it, they talk about the hazy, crazy days of Mondo as a ...
05:17 pm GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
BoingBoing Earth's rotation sped up in 2020, we may need a "negative leap second"
Another weird thing about 2020: The planet sped up.The planet's rotational speed often drifts around slightly, depending on changes in wind, ocean currents, or the sloshing around of the Earth's molte...
05:16 pm GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
BoingBoing Nurse posts pic of 101-year-old COVID patient and asks for birthday wishes, gets 25K
When Sue came to our facility, she told everyone to call her "Aunt Sue" because "everybody does". She's recovering from Covid (although not out of the woods yet) and today is her birthday. She's 101 ...
05:15 pm GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
BoingBoing RIP Michael Apted, director of the decades-spanning documentary series Up
We've lost another brilliant visionary. British filmmaker Michael Apted has passed away at age 79.In 1964, Apted turned his camera on to capture the hopes and dreams of 14 7-year-olds from different s...
05:15 pm GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
BoingBoing John Fogerty's new song captures our sorrow
John Fogerty dropped a new song last Wednesday, just as rioters gathered in Washington, ready to invade the Capitol building. "Weeping in the Promised Land" addresses Donald Trump and the events of th...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
BoingBoing This professional-grade espresso brewer is on sale for $150 off
For some coffee drinkers, java is life. Now, as it turns out, scientists might be willing to, at least tentatively, back up that claim.A new study by Italian researchers says they've found that espres...
03:30 am GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
BoingBoing Get an unlocked iPhone 11 Pro for just $900
When happy revelers unwrapped a brand new smartphone under the Christmas tree last month, which model do you think was most often beaming back at those delighted giftees?If you thought it was likely t...
01:26 am GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
BoingBoing Apple removes Parler from App Store, after Google 'we're toast,' says Parler
"We have always supported diverse points of view being represented on the App Store, but there is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity. Parler has not taken adequate m...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Get creating with this 3D printing starter bundle, now under $220
Every day, you hear another incredibly cool or incredibly inventive new use for 3D printing technology. Whether it's NASA successfully creating their own 3D printed rocket engine parts, Swedish resear...
07:51 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Rare Madrid snowfall results in spontaneous snow battle
Remember when a large gathering of people in a public area could be a fun, positive thing? Like a concert? Or a sporting event? These people got to experience that in Madrid, Spain on Friday after get...
07:51 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Mitch McConnell shares a proposed plan for a second impeachment trial
The Washington Post reports that famed nihilistic opportunist and former Senate Majority Coward Leader Mitch McConnell has been circulating a memo for how a second Trump impeachment trial might procee...
07:51 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Analysis of Drumpf's incitement to insurrection speech
(THREAD) Media has yet to do a deep dive on precisely what Trump *said* in his January 6 speech in DCa speech now called an "incitement to insurrection," and the basis for an article of impeac...
05:39 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing An insane amount of cool space things happening in 2021
While we look forward to things calming down here on Earth, there's going to be plenty of activity in the heavens. Ars Technica put together an overview of plans that include everything from innovativ...
05:39 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Odd sea creatures moving in formation
At first glance the video appears to show some kind of gross leech lurking in a pond. I even thought it resembled a fat version of the SR-71 Blackbird, a 1950s Cold War era jet, able to cruise on the ...
05:39 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Mesmo-rising Boba Fett sculpture time-lapse
More soothing maker project-watching as Steven Richter 3D prints and paints a set of Mandalorian armor (helmet and upper body plates) and then sculpts, casts, and paints a Boba Fett bust.Image: YouTub...
05:38 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Simon Pegg on where the four Beatles' voices are found in your mouth
In this 41-second video, Simon Pegg describes his party trick of showing how to do Beatles impressions based on where they are in your mouth. John is high in your head, Paul is higher, George is on th...
05:37 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Hannity debunks "menacing" Twitter joke about his Olive Garden Pasta Pass
On Friday, January 8, comedian Louie Mantia posted a fake PR release on Twitter, depicting the Olive Garden formally revoking Sean Hannity's Pasta Pass in response to recent political events.This morn...
05:37 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Teenage Kenosha shooter spotted at a bar after entering a "not guilty" plea
Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who shot and killed 2 people during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, was seen hanging out with his mom at a Pudgy's Pub in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin on Tuesday, ...
05:36 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Projection artists recreated the world's oldest sundial on the winter solstice
On the eve of the 2020 winter solstice, creative production studio Algorithm.ie brought new life to a stone carving believed to be the world's oldest sundial. As part of Ireland's "Shine Your Light" p...
02:03 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Night of the Short Fingers
Following Trump's 11th-hour Twitter ban, all hell broke loose online. Here's a tally of the evening's festivities; if you know of more, add them in the comments and I'll include them on the list.Trump...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing The AquaSprouts Garden creates a perfect life balance, right on your desktop
Sitting at a desk all day can get pretty boring. Slaving away at work tasks or squeezing a stress ball are ways to combat the sameness, but the best desk accessories can actually mentally transport yo...
12:43 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Athletes and scientists explore snowy endangered forests
Treeline is a beautiful documentary that looks at old growth forests around the world, interspersed with amazing footage of skiing and snowboarding:Follow a group of skiers, snowboarders, scientists a...
12:42 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing The Animaniacs, and Trump supporter's onion?
First, the video showing a Trump supporter, identified as Elizabeth Koch from Tennessee, saying she was maced for storming the capitol on Wednesday has been hilariously mashed up with this Animaniacs ...
04:30 am GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing This AWS training and practice test package can help you become a certified cloud expert
You may have thought that after 2020, every company that was thinking about moving their digital operations into the cloud had probably made the move already. While many companies made the switch...
02:05 am GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Definitions of Art
Trying to define Art is a challenging and hazardous occupation, given the elusive and slippery nature of such concept. Playing with definitions, however, can be a fun exercise to grapple with the enor...
12:24 am GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. hits 300,000 daily coronavirus cases
There were more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases confirmed in the United States today. This new all-time high in the daily case count is the second alarming record hit by our nation this week in the...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
BoingBoing Parler down, and Apple just gave them 24 hours to 'Improve Moderation' or banned from App Store
Receiving reports that Parler is down, not long after Twitter banned Trump and a host of other accounts related to the armed insurrection at the Capitol on Wednesday.No report on why yet. Could be tra...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter bans Trump permanently
So long, Donald. Twitter announced the ban moments ago."After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them specifically how they are being received and ...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Two hours of commentary on The Man Who Fell to Earth
In honor of the Starman's landing day, here's the over two-hour audio commentary for the 1976 Nicholas Roeg film, The Man Who Fell to Earth. Roeg, Bowie, and Buck Henry discuss the making of the film,...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing New Clinton sex scandal, and Ghislaine Maxwell's psych report in this week's dubious tabloids
In this time of national soul searching in the aftermath of the attack on the US Capitol, as Cabinet members hold whispered discussions about who should explain the 25th Amendment to the President, Do...
07:38 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these fun impressions of celebrities' mouths
@mare_kell graduates of the little-known school of mouth acting #GreenScreenScan #TortillaTrend #fyp #impressions #funny #school #acting #Bye2020 original sound – mare_kell Actor and comedi...
07:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Cubcoats are a kid's dream jacket that actually turns into a stuffed animal
When you come up with a good idea that hits home with kids, you know it almost immediately. Creators Zac Park and Spencer Markel thought they could launch a business around the Cubcoats, a 2-in-1...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing WATCH Trump rioters "shout fuck the blue" before Ashli Babbit and others breach a barricaded door
The Washington Post posted a video of the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of far-right QAnon cultist Ashli Babbit. Pro-Trump rioters can be seen ignoring police orders and breaking down a bar...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing WATCH Trump rioters shout "fuck the blue" before Ashli Babbit and others breach a barricaded door
The Washington Post posted a video of the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of far-right QAnon cultist Ashli Babbit. Pro-Trump rioters can be seen ignoring police orders and breaking down a bar...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing You could own the A-Team's van
The market is seemingly hot for 1980s TV vehicle auctions! Earlier, I posted that David Hasselhoff is auctioning off KITT from Knight Rider. Also on the block is one of the six official A-Team vans us...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing David Hasselhoff is auctioning off KITT from Knight Rider
Actor David Hasselhoff is auctioning off his personal KITT car that he reportedly acquired at the end of the TV series. At the time of this writing, the high bid is already approaching $1 million with...
06:13 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watching water cut through a lock is a most satisfying way to spend half a minute
I'm trying to figure out why this video of a laser water jet slicing through a lock is so gratifying. It's got a mesmerizing quality that brings a sense of tranquility to an otherwise noisy, chaotic d...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Pelosi warns Trump: resign "immediately" or House will impeach you
"Today, following the president's dangerous and seditious acts, Republicans in Congress need to follow that example and call on Trump to depart his office immediately. If the president does not leave...
06:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Porch pirate's car gets stuck in snow
In this footage, a man surprises a porch pirate in the act of stealing a package. The would-be thief drops the prize and tries to make a quick escape in his compact car, but the tiny two-wheel drive v...
06:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Cigar DNA leads police to Florida men who swiped human skulls from cemetery for freaky shrine
DNA found on cigars enabled Mount Dora, Florida police to crack a creepy case of grave desecration. They were searching for the culprits who dug up multiple coffins in a cemetery and stole the corpse'...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing MyDraw makes creating org charts, family trees, and other graphic diagrams incredibly simple
As the old saying goes, you need the right tool for the right job. That's especially true for hyper-specialized projects that you might not immediately consider like creating a flowchart or a family ...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing The man who faked the Aztec crystal skulls
There's something very appealing about human skulls carved out of crystal. We now associate them with an Indiana Jones movie and the inspiration for a celebrity vodka, but for more than a century, the...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Trump mob smeared shit around the U.S. Capitol
The New York Daily News reports that during their attack on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Trump supporters smeared shit all over the walls and floor.A source close to Sen. Chuck Schumer said staffers to...
05:18 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing This fellow trained his goldfish to play soccer
Yang Tianxin created a tiny aquatic soccer stadium in a fish tank, then spent half a year training his Ranchu goldfish to shoot a ball into the goal. So far he has about half a team, but they only kno...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing WATCH|Disastrous CBS Interview with Miya Ponsetto who tackled Black teen she falsely accused of stealing her phone
This is the most disastrous interview I've ever seen in my life. The sheer patience of Gayle King here is remarkable. I don't know why Miya Ponsetto's lawyer didn't step in and end this disaster. pic....
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Relaunched Aptera electric cars get thousands of pre-orders
Last month, Aptera announced they were taking orders for their three-wheeled electric vehicles with solar panel options that allow for a "never charge" experience for low-mileage commuters, etc. Via W...
04:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow explains Trump's failed coup with Fiddler on the Roof parody "Sedition!"
"How does a desperate, lame duck President and his boot-licking minions with no hope or evidence try to overturn an election they've clearly lost multiple times?… Sedition!"Randy Rainbow's lates...
04:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Interview with lady who tackled black teen after falsely accusing him of stealing her phone
The 22-year-old woman caught on camera allegedly physically attacking a 14-year-old Black teen and falsely accusing him of stealing her phone was arrested in California.In an exclusive interview, Miya...
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Floating a foil boat on heavier-than-air gas
Others have done this demo, but this is a great recent example in a large tank full of sulfur hexafluoride. Their demonstration of its voice-lowering properties was not as good as some, though.Image: ...
04:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Incoming Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller praises Hitler's acumen
"Do I quote Dolly Parton on the point that the Children are our future?Nahh, I'm going with HITLER" https://t.co/sMhYcmJyBg— Parker (@jeffparker) January 8, 2021Of the thousands of w...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Even after Trump incited a deadly riot, CNN pundit remarks on Trump's "very different tone"
The day after Donald Trump incited a domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol @DanaBashCNN said he is showing "a very different tone" pic.twitter.com/c3r01ZeQCi— Matt Negrin, HOST O...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Brian Posehn thinks "New Music Sucks"
Comedian Brian Posehn has no love for modern-day music. At least that's what I think he's trying to convey in his latest music video, "New Music Sucks." The song appears on Posehn's 2020 album of musi...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Stacey Abrams, registering voters and ripping bodices
Like most Americans, I know Stacey Abrams as an accomplished politician, lawyer, and voting rights activist. It was only this week that I discovered her passion doesn't stop with politics. Beginning w...
04:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing New Jersey Congressman got down on his knees to pick up trash after Capitol insurrection
New Jersey Representative Andy Kim, the first Korean member of Congress in the Democratic Party, aided with the clean-up process after Wednesday's Trumpsurrection on the White House.From AP News:New J...
03:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Children's television show about a man with a giant penis
From the country that brought you a theme park featuring a dog fart rollercoaster comes "John Dillermand", a Denmark public television children's series featuring a man with a long, snaking, uncontrol...
02:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing The Washington Times demonstrates how to fake an Antifa attack
Shortly after the initial far-right assault on the Capitol building, the Washington Times published an article linking the attacks to "Antifa," a vaguely-defined and loosely-affiliated collection of a...
02:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing New Pentagon IG report finds that police don't need all those hand-me-downs of military hardware
In October 2020, the Pentagon's Inspector General released a new report titled, "Audit of Excess Property Issued Through the Department of Defense Law Enforcement Support Program." Looking into just 1...
02:19 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Photo of Sen. Josh Hawley saluting the mob that beat a cop to death
[email protected] profiles my coworker @EENewsUpdates and @politico photographer Francis Chung and his now famous photo. https://t.co/na8wrT0xcH— Claudine Hellmuth (@claudinetweets) January 8, 2021Republ...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Brooklyn man creates "Snatchelator" to grab plastic bags from city trees
Behold the "Snatchelator", an invention of the Brooklyn resident Taylor Mali. Two years ago, Mali and his wife saw that a plastic bag had been snared in the tree outside his apartment window. He bough...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing How the oil industry accidentally created autotune
Autotune gets a bad rep. Sure, it's been abused by plenty of artists, notably T-Pain and Cher's "Believe" single. But used as a mild assistive, it can be a great way to punch up a piece of music. Like...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Lessons on enduring a lonely winter from Antarctic voyagers
If you want some advice on how to spend a long lonely winter inside, safe from viruses but at risk for boredom, maybe we can take some tips from the Antarctic expeditions of a hundred years ago. Befor...
01:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Bright blue UFO plunges into the ocean off Hawaii
A strange bright blue unidentified flying object appeared in the sky above Honolulu before disappearing into the Pacific. Via ABC 7:Multiple videos show the object flying in the night sky near Haleaka...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing 7 hours of rain-soaked ambient "cyberpunk" music
Here you go. This will fix you right up. It's 7 hours of the soothing sounds of perpetual rain and ambient techno as you fly through a dark neon-lit futuristic cityscape. A new life awaits us in the o...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Entombed creatures found alive years later: a history
Joe Scott has a great survey of all the reports of living things unearthed alive years, decades, and even centuries later. His rabbit hole of research started with Old Rip, the horned frog that surviv...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing A parody of every single Scandinavian crime drama
Alasdair Beckett-King introduces us to "Nordic Noir," or Scandinavian crime dramas. I've never seen one of these shows, but still found it funny. Those who are familiar with the genre say this parody ...
01:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing Awesome video of longboard dancing in Guanabara
The Guanabara Boards Longboard School in Rio de Janeiro issued this amazing video — shot by storied skateboard filmmaker Brett Novak — of four women doing fab longboard-dancing maneouvers....
03:30 am GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing The world's first bone conduction ski goggles bring groundbreaking tech to the slopes
For the uninitiated, bone conduction audio almost feels like magic. The concept that you can hear clean distinct music and other sounds with nothing physically filling your ears while no one else can ...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing This is the largest canyon in the solar system
NASA/JPL and the University of Arizona released these glorious new images of the largest canyon in the solar system: Valles Marineris on Mars. At more than 4,000km long and 7km deep, the system of can...
12:16 am GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
BoingBoing WSJ editorial board: Resign, Trump
"This was an assault on the constitutional process of transferring power after an election" "The best outcome would be for him to resign to spare the U.S. another impeachment fight"The Wall Street Jo...
11:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained at Trump mob insurrection
A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died from events that resulted from yesterday's riots at the Capitol, authorities told CNN late on Thursday.The name of the deceased was not released.Legal analysts s...
11:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Pence is opposed to using 25th Amendment to remove Trump: Reports
Vice President Mike Pence won't support using the 25th amendment of the Constitution to remove President Donald Trump from power, report Business Insider and the New York Times late Thursday.Reuters:D...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Millions of pandemic stimulus payments were deposited in wrong customer accounts due to IRS error, says TurboTax
Millions of pandemic stimulus payments were mistakenly deposited in the wrong customer accounts as the result of an Internal Revenue Service error, said Intuit TurboTax, which is helping distribute th...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Trump Riot: Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund to resign effective January 16
A spokeswoman for the United States Capitol Police (USCP) says Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund is resigning effective January 16, 2021. Sund's resignation comes after yesterday's botched...
11:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Josh Hawley lost his book deal, haw haw
Well, well, well, if it isn't the consequences of my own actions.Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri lost his book deal one day after flashing fascist fist-pumps at the Trump Riot mob, and arguing against...
10:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing GEORGIA: Kelly Loeffler concedes to Raphael Warnock
The Georgia race is over. Republican Kelly Loeffler concedes to Reverend Raphael Warnock. Says Loeffler, "I want to thank every Georgian … who believed in me and our campaign. … Unfortun...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Trump riot: U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C. charges 55 people federally unlawful entry, assault, theft, and weapons charges
One person at the Capitol Hill Trump riot allegedly had 11 Molotov cocktails. Eight suspects face gun charges.55 people have been charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C. on a variety of federal ...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Mitch McConnell's wife Elaine Chao is among Trump administration resignations one day after MAGA mob storms Capitol
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced her resignation Thursday. In doing so, the wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell becomes the first Cabinet member on a list of Trump admini...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing This ultra-thin Motorola speaker doesn't just deliver great sound it's also a wireless charger
Versatility isn't just an added feature in today's tech. It's now an absolute marching order. With our stash of EDC carry items growing seemingly daily, anything that gets added to your regular device...
09:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing If you have Airpods Pro and they fall out of your ears, try this
I bought some Airpods Pro a while back and they kept falling out of my ears. I was disappointed and was thinking of returning them. But I eventually came up with a 2-part solution. The first is trimmi...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing WATCH: Trump thugs chase after Black Capitol Police officer
From The Guardian:A journalist captured the moment a lone Black police officer was confronted by pro-Trump supporters who had stormed into the US Capitol in what lawmakers condemned as an attempted in...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Transportation secretary Elaine Chao resigns over Trump support for Capitol siege
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao today resigned in protest of President Donald Trump's support for the rioters who yesterday besieged and ransacked the U.S. Capitol. Four died in the unrest; Chao ...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Shopify delists Trump's merchandise store
Trump fans will have trouble finding MAGA merchandise. Shopify delisted the official Donald J Trump store. A spokesperson for Shopify told TechCrunch why:"Shopify does not tolerate actions that incit...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's rioters openly planned attack on Capitol for weeks, but FBI and other federal agencies did little
Buzzfeed News has a good article about federal law enforcement's astonishing lack of preparation for the violent Capitol insurrection yesterday that resulted in an evacuation of the building and a hal...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Group stranded in flood sends phone up on drone to transmit SOS message
This week in Far North Queensland, Australia, a group of friends, and one of their babies, were driving to see a waterfall when they became stranded between two flooding creeks. They had attempted to ...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Inflatable costume likely to blame for 44 new COVID-19 cases in California
A hospital staff member donned an inflatable suit in order to cheer up co-workers and patients at San Jose Kaiser this Christmas. Unfortunately, his attempt to bring some much-needed holiday cheer to ...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing National Museum of American History wants your tales of 2020 for a time capsule
The National Museum of American History is creating a "digital time capsule" of 2020, and is inviting folks to submit their recollections of this Annus horribilis.What should future generations know a...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing A look at Jack Kirby's Dingbats of Danger Street
Before seeing this episode of Cartoonist Kayfabe, I have to admit to not knowing anything about Jack Kirby's Dingbats of Danger Street, a comic that he did towards the end of his time at DC (1975). Al...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Busking rock band does Cream cover on Belfast street
Boy, they busk a lot differently in Northern Ireland. Listen to Dea Matrona, a fully electrified 3-piece rock band, doing a cover of Cream's classic, "Crossroads," on the streets of Belfast.Image: Scr...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Chris Hayes on the attempted resumption of normalcy in the face of what happened yesterday
Last night on MSNBC, Chris Hayes, said what we have all been thinking. Trump needs to be lawfully removed from office for what he incited yesterday.Image: Screengrab...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this video of the siege of the Capitol
This video of the siege of the Capitol on TikTok is crazy and different than I had seen pic.twitter.com/JXwvKVLjxB— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 7, 2021A small team of Capitol Police is n...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Excellent 7-minute video news segment of Trump's thugs breaking into Capitol
Watch @robertmooreitv's report from inside the Capitol building as the extraordinary events unfolded in Washington DChttps://t.co/krCQf1uQbx pic.twitter.com/SiWbzF5Nzs— ITV News (@itvnews) J...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing No, Via Getty is not the name of the US Capitol rioter who stole the podium
Yesterday, Politico and CNN journalist Ryan Lizza tweeted the photo of an idiotically gleeful fellow inside the US Capitol absconding with a podium. The photo was distributed by Getty Images, a news p...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing No, Via Getty is not the name of the US Capitol rioter who stole the lectern
Yesterday, Politico and CNN journalist Ryan Lizza tweeted the photo of an idiotically gleeful fellow inside the US Capitol absconding with a lectern. The photo was distributed by Getty Images, a news ...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Elon Musk now world's richest person
A rise in the value of Tesla stock today made Elon Musk the world's richest person. His $185 billion fortune outstrips that of Amazon founder Jeffrey Bezos's $184 billion. Bezos was the world's riches...
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Escape to nature's beauty, via this VHS tape from 1984
Calm your mind with the grainy, hyperreal scenes and lulling sounds of "Escape to Nature's Beauty," a VHS tape from 1984 preserved for eternity by New Age music curator and record labelSounds of the D...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook bans Trump "indefinitely"
Trump isn't getting control of his Facebook and Instagram accounts any time soon. Suspended yesterday after he posted support for a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters, Trump's account...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Stuffed pet replica company offers their decapitated heads as golf club cosies
Cuddle Clones is a company that will make adorable stuffed recreations of your fur babies. Send in a photo and the money, receive a toy that resembles the animal. Among the most striking offerings is ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Fellow killing it on air drums to Rush's "Tom Sawyer" during televised football game
Peter Zirpolo, 54 at the time of this recording, earned his 15 megabytes of fame when recorded playing perfect air drums to Rush's "Tom Sawyer" during a Baltimore Ravens game in 2018. From RochesterFi...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Privileged rioter breaks into Capitol, then cries about getting maced
In a video that went viral last night, one of Trump's rioters seemed utterly flabbergasted she couldn't believe the injustice of being maced after breaking into the Capitol building. Identifying hers...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Stephen Colbert: "Who could have seen this coming? Everyone?"
Stephen Colbert's The Late Show opening helps his watchers deal with the catastrophe of yesterday's Trump-surrection, because he asks and answers what most sober-minded Americans are thinking. Are we ...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Video: A look inside the Capitol building after Trump supporters broke in
Take a look at the wreckage inside the Capitol building after out-of-control Trump supporters broke in and ran amok yesterday. Via ABC's WCVB5...
02:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Fewer people are driving because of COVID-19 but more of them are getting into accidents
From Wired:Heeding public health officials, plenty of people stopped traveling. So yes, traffic deaths did decline, at least in the first half of the year, according to the most recent government data...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing The GrillGun might be the most awe-inspiring grilling tool ever made
If there's anything Americans love more than guns, it's grilling. Putting the two together might be the biggest no-brainer in the engineering history of the nation. In fact, it's almost amazing that i...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Recreation of the "PIN cracking" program from Terminator 2
Once of my favorite scenes in 1992's Terminator 2 is when John Connor hacks an ATM with an Atari Portfolio and some kind of programmable magnetic strip. Bertrand Fan recreated the prop program in Pyth...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Two of the cops who killed Breonna Taylor fired
Louisville Police Department Detectives Myles Cosgrove (right), who shot Breonna Taylor in her apartment, and Joshua Jaynes (left), who lied to get the warrant for the March 13 raid, were fired yester...
12:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing You can rock fruit flies to sleep with gentle vibrations
A bunch of scientists figured out that you can rock fruit flies to sleep, just like sweet little babies.This adorable finding is reported in a recent edition of Cell Reports. It's long been known that...
12:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing US military literally trying to reinvent the wheel
Since 2018, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and DARPA have been trying to reinvent the wheel for the US military, converting it into an all-terrain transformer.Wheels that transform into tra...
12:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Trump finally promises "orderly transition" of power to Biden
Removed from his social media perches after a day encouraging violence in Washington D.C., outgoing president Donald Trump has promisedan "orderly transition" through a spokesperson."Even though I tot...
12:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Congress certifies Biden's election win
In a joint session delayed by rioters storming the U.S. Capitol and slowed by the elected cranks who backed them, Congress certified Joe Biden's election win early Thursday morning. Vice President Mik...
11:25 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Trump promises orderly transition of power after Congress confirms Electoral College vote
With his Twitter account in the midst of a twelve hour suspension, Donald Trump released a statement via Dan Scavino, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Director of Social Media....
05:30 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing KeySmart's TaskPad with wireless charging built-in is a WFH essential
A desktop may not seem like a place where chaos ensues. But, when you set up your computer, then start arranging all the other stuff you need on your workspace, it can all turn into a mess pretty quic...
05:04 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Rudy Giuliani calls senator to slow down vote count, leaves message on the wrong voice mail
Earlier tonight, President Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani called newly-elected Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville to ask him to slow down the Electoral College vote count that was about to resume after...
03:19 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing NASA's "Top 20 Earth Images of 2020"
The astronauts on the International Space Station have a view of Earth that, for the most part, reflects our planet's beauty more than its horror. Above are the "Top 20 Earth Images of 2020" captured ...
02:26 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Mitt Romney shoots a LOOK at Josh Hawley
Sometimes silence really does speak louder than words. As Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) spoke about the violent insurrection he helped organize, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) shot dagger-eyes at him. It was so...
02:16 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing 'Growing number' of GOP leaders say Trump must be removed from office now, and 25th Amendment must be invoked
"A growing number of Republican leaders told CNN that they believe Donald Trump should be removed from office before January 20. Four of them called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked."Excerpt:After...
02:04 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Instagram locks out Trump, after Facebook: 'We are locking President Trump's Instagram account for 24 hours as well'
Instagram follows parent company Facebook and locks POTUS account. @mosseri tweeted: "We are locking President Trump's Instagram account for 24 hours as well."With his accounts now restricted from pos...
01:55 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook silenced employees from discussing Trump's coup attempt
"What excuse did we use not to ban him this time?"Buzzfeed reports that Facebook forced its employees to stop discussing Trump's violent coup attempt. Excerpt:They were scared and frustrated, with so...
01:43 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing After losing her job, Kelly Loeffler drops her objection to certifying election
Loeffler says she now will not object to the certification of the election.Soon to be former-Sen. Kelly Loeffler: "I cannot now in good conscience object to the certification of these electors.""When...
01:35 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook says Trump's account has been blocked for 24 hours
Earlier on this historic and violent day, Twitter finally suspended Trump. Now, Facebook says Trump's account has been blocked for 24 hours. Facebook is blocking Donald Trump from posting for 24 hour...
01:26 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing WashPost Editorial Board: Trump caused the assault on the Capitol. He must be removed
The Washington Post Editorial Board writes:"President Trump's refusal to accept his election defeat and his relentless incitement of his supporters led Wednesday to the unthinkable: an assault on the ...
01:19 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing 'Domestic Terrorists' Sen. Chuck Schumer says Capitol 'thugs' must be prosecuted, compares attack to Pearl Harbor
"These thugs should not succeed," said Senator Chuck Schumer [D-NY] this evening, after a long day of violence and an attempted coup d'etat, on Capitol Hill.Schumer calls today's siege the "the final ...
12:25 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Composer transcribes animal sounds to sheet music
Alexander Liebermann, an accomplished composer living in Berlin, has been challenging himself to transcribe the sounds of penguins, whales, and other animals as an exercise for ear training. Give...
12:20 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter locks Trump's account after he backs mob attack on U.S. Capitol
President Donald Trump's account was locked this evening after he backed supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol today. "As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
BoingBoing RoboKiller's highly-rated spam call and text blocking app is on sale for over 35% off
If it felt like your phone was buzzing like a device possessed this year with loads of spam calls, spoofed numbers, and time-wasting telemarketers, you are very dishearteningly correct.This year saw a...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Leigh French aka "Goldie Keif" on The Smothers Brothers
Some weeks ago, I posted a video to Facebook of Rob Reiner playing a flower child on an episode of Gomer Pyle USMC. Several people pointed out that the female hippie with him was comedian and actress,...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Ossoff beats Purdue, Dems control Senate
Ossoff and Warnock have both won the Senate election in Georgia. From NPR:Ossoff is the first Jewish senator from Georgia and will be the youngest sitting U.S. senator at age 33. His victory comes alo...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Cop enjoys selfie with pro-Trump mob in U.S. Capitol
If you want to know why the Maga mob was able to get into Congress and occupy the building, the sympathies of those charged with guarding it might be a good place to start looking....
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Explosive device found at Republican National Committee, and detonated safely DNC evacuated as precaution
The New York Times reports an explosive device was found at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee in Washington and the nearby headquarters of the Democratic National Committee was eva...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Ivanka Trump says mob storming Capitol are "American patriots"
A mob is storming the U.S. Capitol. A woman is reportedly in critical condition. Guns were drawn and apparently fired in or near the House floor. A Confederate flag was raised outside the Senate, from...
08:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Alan Moore's surprisingly positive thoughts on Frank Miller, from 1983
Alan Moore and Frank Miller are perhaps two of the best known comic book creatorsor at least, two with the most notable personalities. They've both had their propertiescreator-owned, and otherwiseadap...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing 'Shots fired' inside U.S. Capitol, 'People are hurt' one person shot, wounded, media reports
At this time, an armed standoff is taking place on Capitol Hill between rioting Trump supporters and police. Authorities now confirm that shots have been fired, and FOX News reports a shooting victim ...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Armed standoff on House Floor between Trump mob and Congress police
Law enforcement officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress, as protesters have breached the U.S. Capitol. https://t.co/Cnm4rjeRiD p...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Cats drifting
Take a break from the televised collapse of the American republic with this enchanting and amusing video of cats drifting like rally drivers....
07:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Nicolas Cage says f*** and s*** and more in this documentary series about swearing
Nicolas Cage swears a lot in his films and lends legitimacy to this Netflix documentary series about swearing, by being its host. Samuel L. Jackson, Al Pacino or anyone from the show Deadwood would h...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing [FREQUENTLY UPDATED WITH BREAKING NEWS] Trump rioters break through barrier and have broken into the Capitol
UPDATES: 11:48 am: Tear gas used in Rotunda. House members given gas masks.11:47 am: House pool reporters says there is an armed standoff at outside House door and officers have guns drawn.11:38 am: R...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Trump rioters break through barrier and have broken into the Capitol
UPDATES: 2:30 pm: Riot police are clearing insurrectionists from Capitol.1:45 pm: US Marshalls, National Guard, ATF, state troopers, FBI and more are being sent to Capitol. Reports that multiple offic...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Ignoring Trump's threats Pence announces he won't reject electoral results
Trump's last-ditch hope was that Pence would reject certified electoral votes during the counting process. Trump and other coup plotters are attempting to take away enough electoral votes from Biden t...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing WATCH LIVE: House certifies and debates Electoral College votes
If you have the stomach for it, here's the House's live Electoral College certification.UPDATE 10:15 am PT: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) initiates an illegal coup attempt by objecting to the certified Arizo...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing America's minority-rule Senate revealed by one staggering number
From Vox: "Once Warnock and Ossoff take their seats, the Democratic half of the Senate will represent 41,549,808 more people than the Republican half."The Senate, House, and Presidency are rigged in f...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Did Queen's Gambit stoke your fire for chess dominance? This grandmaster training can get you there
If you watched The Queen's Gambit on Netflix this year…congratulations, you're a citizen of Earth with a Netflix subscription. It seems like literally everybody with streaming access watched the...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing DOSBox Pure makes DOS game emulation easier than ever
My daughter and I use DOSBox to play old DOS games on our Windows and Mac computers. The creator of DOSBox has a new version of the emulator called DOSBox Pure that improves the user experience. This ...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing New rare book catalogue features a Soviet Space Race picture book with backyard-built rocket
As a rare book dealer and specialist in the history of the book, I view printed texts as historical artifacts, holding material clues to the past. When it comes to children's books, we tend to see the...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Stranded in the snowy wilderness? Here's how to survive
If you're stranded right now in the snowy wilderness with little chance of surviving the cold or the rugged journey back to civilization, you're in luck: Popular Science has some helpful hints, includ...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Cracking the secrets of the super-efficient "blue whirl" flame
A couple of years ago, some scientists were experimenting ways to clean up oil spills in the ocean by using flame. They accidentally created something they'd never seen before — a "blue whirl" ...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Clip-on motor to turn a bike into an ebike
Behold "Clip", a removable attachment that goes on the front wheel of your regular bike, turning it temporarily into an ebike. As Fast Company notes:The new design, called Clip, attaches to the f...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing "Contentious" book claims Oumuamua was extraterrestrial spacecraft
In his new book Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, theoretical physicist and Harvard professor Avi Loeb (previously at BB) reportedly theorizes about an extraterrestria...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Astounding images of trucks hauling massive rotor blades
Belgian specialized transport firm P. Adams Schwertransporte P. Adams Schwertransporte posted these photos on LinkedIn, documenting the hauling of "a set of 67m rotor blades on a challenging route."It...
03:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing King's Hawaiian sued because rolls aren't actually made in Hawaii
A fellow in New York filed a class action lawsuit against King's Hawaiian, makers of sweet rolls and other baked goods, because their rolls are no longer made in Hawaii, but rather in Torrance, Califo...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Listen: The lost SpongeBob Squarepants rap from "Gangsta's Paradise"
SpongeBob flexes through life in a Frycook's Paradise, thanks to the deep learning magic of the 15.ai text-to-speech tool. "And if you come for Gary, this hash slasher's gonna sling." (Drew K)...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing The way we study giraffes is exhilarating and stressful
I'll devour anything that Ed Yong writes at The Atlantic, but his April 2020 article "How To Tackle A Giraffe" hasn't left my head since I first read it.Giraffe populations have decreased by 30 percen...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Caillou cancelled in early victory for 2021
Hated Canadian cartoon boy Caillou is reportedly being cancelled by PBS. PBS Kids announced on social media Tuesday that the much-maligned animated series, which has centered on its precocious 4-year-...
02:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing A brief history of peanut butter
The Incas ground peanuts into paste thousands of years ago, but who invented the modern incarnation of peanut butter? If you had to guess, you'd probably say George Washington Carver, but it was John ...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a film festival alone in a remote lighthouse
Is this a dream or a nightmare? It probably depends on whether or not you caught 2019's psychological thriller The Lighthouse (one vote for nightmare) and whether you were sober when you watched it (n...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Nicholson Baker writes on the "lab leak hypothesis" of COVID-19
The essayist and novelist Nicholson Baker has written a long piece for New York magazine that argues that it's possible — and even likely — that COVID-19 emerged accidentally from virus re...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Louisville Police are actually trying to fire the cops who killed Breonna Taylor
It's a New Year's miracle! From the Louisville Courier-Journal:The Louisville Metro Police Department is seeking to fire two more officers in the police shooting of Breonna Taylor  one who s...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Air traffic controllers hear 9/11-style threat to Capitol
CBS News has obtained audio heard by New York air traffic controllers on Monday that contains a threat to the U.S. Capitol building. Chilling threat sent to air traffic controllers vowing revenge for ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Fabric is making life insurance an easy win for new parents
Adulting is one of those life skills that quietly sneaks up on you when you're not paying attention. A young adult might start a career, get married, buy a house, have a kid or two — and before ...
10:35 am GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Mitt Romney's very bad travel day
After what can best be described as an unfriendly traveling experience, Senator Mitt Romney might want to consider using some of his many millions of dollars on private transportation. Mitt's very bad...
06:34 am GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Dems expected to take Georgia and the U.S. Senate
Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are all but certain to win Georgia's runoff elections, and with them the U.S. Senate. As of 1:30 a.m. on the east coast, the Democratic candidates were either ahead in t...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing David Bowie musical, Lazarus, to be streamed on his birthday
On January 8th (David Bowie's birthday), the play Lazarus, written by David and Enda Walsh, will be streamed (for the low, low price of US$21.50). The stream is a recording of the King's Cross London ...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing Get a Trump pardon, while supplies last
Now it's easier than ever to get a full pardon from our Commander and Cheat. Celebrated prankster Joey Skaggs has created a PDF that you can download, pardon yourself, and print. Suitable for framing....
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
BoingBoing This innovative tracking solution makes sure no valuable is ever left behind
Even in the age of COVID and working from home, your world is likely still spinning 100 miles an hour at all times. That's rough enough for the ultra-organized planner, but it's just murder on those o...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Use this code to get 50 black face masks for cheap
If you like black clothes, I've got a deal for you. Use code 50Y5R3W8 and get a pack of 50 for a super low price....
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Majority of Japanese want to postpone or cancel Olympics
The Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 is "already the most over-budget Games for absolute dollar values at around $7.2B over budget," reports Safe Betting Sites. That figure includes $2 in postponement cost...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing No charges for white police officer who shot and paralyzed Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin
The white Wisconsin police officer who shot and paralyzed Jacob Blake, a Black man, will not face criminal charges.The Kenosha, Wisconsin County District Attorney announced Tuesday that no charges wil...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Dr. Dre's estranged wife Nicole Young says he has $262 million in AAPL stock and cash
An accountant representing Dr. Dre's estranged wife argues says in new legal documents that the hip-hop mogul has plenty with which to pay his ex, because Apple buying BEATS made him extraordinarily w...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these two dogs, best friends, catch up on a video call while socially distanced
"Jax and Birdie, who is my daughter's dog, are best buddies. But when my daughter and Birdie moved away, they missed each other. They loved it when they could at least chat to each other!"Video captur...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Kevin Kelly's 25-year bet with a neo-Luddite has been decided
In 1995, Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly (also my friend and business partner for 30 years) made a $1,000 bet with neo-Luddite Kirkpatrick Sale. If civilization had collapsed by the end of 2020, Kirkpatr...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Grammy Awards postponed to March due to COVID surge in Los Angeles, was to be held late January
The Grammy Awards, which are traditionally held in late January in Los Angeles, have today been postponed to March due to the extreme coronavirus surge in L.A. county. [AP]...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing CISA, FBI, NSA, ODNI: The 'likely Russian in origin' attack on USA was for 'intelligence-gathering'
A joint statement "on the recent significant cyber incident involving federal government networks" was just released by @CISA, @FBI, @ODNI, and @NSA and their phrasing suggests the attack is still o...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Here's The Well's "State of the World 2021"
Every year Jon Lebkowsky and Bruce Sterling have an open discussion on the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link about the state of the world. This year they are joined by Malka Older, a "writer, aid worker, an...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Trump rally speaker tells people to make it a 'mass spreader event' by hugging a stranger
"It's a mass-spreader event! It's a mass-spreader event!" Trump rally speakerWhew. At a pro-Trump rally happening in Washington, DC right now, one of the speakers (identified as a pastor?) just told ...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing "15 Bizarre Museums to Add to Your Next US Road Trip"
I have a penchant for odd, tiny museums, cabinets of curiosity that reflect a curator's outr passion. In that vein, Fodor's Travel selected "15 Bizarre Museums to Add to Your Next U.S. Road Trip." I w...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's plans to golf in Turnberry during Biden swear-in get scotched by First Minister
The Guardian reports that a U.S. military plane will fly Trump to Scotland so he can play golf while President Biden is inaugurated. But The Independent reports that Scotland's first minister Nicola S...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Ancient inscribed marble slab from Rome mysteriously found in England garden
This ancient Roman slab of marble was found in a Whiteparish, England home garden (image below). Nobody knows how it got there. Now it's up for auction with a pre-sale estimate of 15,000, and the auct...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Ancient inscribed Roman slab mysteriously found in England garden
This ancient Roman slab of marble, inscribed in Greek, was found in a Whiteparish, England home garden (image below). Nobody knows how it got there. Now it's up for auction with a pre-sale estimate of...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Here's where you can get your public-domain copy of The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby was one of many works that entered the public domain on January 1, 2020. This Standard Ebooks edition is the first public domain edition I know of.The Great Gatsbyis a novel that nee...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Nebula and Hugo Award winner Martha Wells writes about how Amazon profits from pirated copies of her novels
So this year is starting off great. (Yes, that's sarcasm.) My first novel, The Element of Fire was published in 1993 by Tor Books, long before ebooks. When it went out of print I finally was able ...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy this AI-generated album in the style of The Beatles
If your sense of Beatles completionism includes owning Rutles studio recording outtakes and the entire Zapple Records catalog, then you need OpenAI Jukebox's new album generated in the style of The Be...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Unclack
Unclack is a MacOS utility that automatically mutes your mic when you start typing, and unmutes it when you stop. This prevents other people on online meetings knowing that you are using your computer...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Florida governor decides to attack reporter instead of taking responsibility for vaccine failure in his state
Florida governor Ron "Rona" DeSantis allowed his state to become a chaotic deathtrap durning the pandemic. And apparently, he wants it to stay that way because he is doing everything he can to prevent...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing HG Wells fans annoyed with errors on Royal Mint's commemorative coin
To mark the 75th anniversary of HG Wells's death, the UK's Royal Mint issued a2 coin featuring one of the iconic Martian machines from the 1898 novel The War of the Worlds. In the story, Wells describ...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing In 1931, Ida Wood died hoarding a great fortune and a great secret
In 1931, a 93-year-old widow was discovered to be hoarding great wealth in New York's Herald Square Hotel. Her death touched off an inquiry that revealed a glittering past — and a great secret. ...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing How fossil fuel companies are knowingly scheming to profit from climate change
In early March 2020, New York Magazine published an excellent article the went behind the scenes of a Shell corporate conference. It's a long read, but has continued to haunt me ever since, as journal...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Review / Colt Canyon
Colt Canyon is a sepia-toned masterpiece of pixel art, chaotic combat, and well-crafted character and weapon designs that deepen its simple but refined gameplay. All the same, its difficulty wall has ...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing The astounding early silhouette animations of Lotte Reiniger
German film director Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981) was a pioneer of silhouette animation, a form of stop motion animation created with cardboard cutouts moved frame-by-frame. Her glorious 1926 film above...
03:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Gen Z'ers who aspired to work in the oil industry are feeling very sad about their future prospects
The New York Times has a new piece focusing on 4 young 20-somethings who are suddenly questioning their lifelong goals of making bank in the oil and petroleum industries.There's Sabrina Burns, a seni...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing David Bowie Monopoly game
Monopoly is the game that people love to start playing but never finish. You might call it a "bored game." <rimshot> I bet this Monopoly: Bowie Edition is equally dull but at least it includes...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing A giant hillside vagina is causing a stir in Brazil
Artist Juliana Notari has unveiled her latest work Diva, a 108 foot tall cement vagina sculpture, installed by hand by over 20 people on a hillside in Pernambuco.This piece debuts at a pivotal moment ...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Actress Tanya Roberts alive, says publicist who reported her dead
Contrary to his own earlier report, publicist Mike Pingel says that Tanya Roberts, star of Charlie's Angels and Bond classic A View to a Kill, is alive.On Sunday, he passed word that he received throu...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Proud Boys leader arrested
Enrique Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys, was arrested last night in D.C., say police. Tarrio is facing misdemeanor destruction of property charges after allegedly stealing and burning a BLM flag. T...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Eat your Christmas tree?
If you're one of the 20-30 million people (in the US alone) who sacrifices a cute little pine, spruce, or fir tree every year for your sick pagan… er… Christian holiday rituals, maybe you ...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing When robots tip robots
: WhenMachinesCry/reddit pic.twitter.com/8hP5vNlhIR— Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) January 3, 2021When my daughter was young, she told me that chefs had a way of telling each other that they li...
02:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing How to get past a buzzer door lock in a well-occupied building
I can't help but think that newer panels have an "automatic Karen" feature that prevents this from working, but it's worth a try! ...
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing New Ohio law requires full funeral services after abortions
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, signed into law a controversial bill "regarding the disposition of fetal remains from surgical abortion." The 12-page bill outlines a number of Draconian requi...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing You won't often find Babbel at such a low price so don't miss out on this limited time offer
Knowing when to make a move is almost as important as the decision about whether to make a move at all. Strike too early or two late, and you might miss a better opportunity. Right now, it's time...
01:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Street musician Cam Cole moved his shows to his van
Cam Cole is well known for playing at protests and political events, but like many buskers and street performers, he's had to adapt in the pandemic. Now he's doing concerts out of his van, and they ar...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing The slow dying of Fry's
Fry's Electronics (and other merchandise) super-stores have been a retail fixture in California, Texas, and beyond for over three decades. Besides selling electronics parts, computers, software, other...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing They found Ghislaine Maxwell through GPS
The feds found accused Epstein madam Ghislaine Maxwell thanks to her mobile phone use. She set up a secret phone line for calling her lawyer and pals, but the cops located it despite her cutting-edge ...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Squirrel attacks leave Queens residents shaken, bloodied
You're minding your own damn business worried about your job, your health, your family, maybe even the political climate. Typical anxiety of our times. But if you happen to live in Queens, NY add one ...
01:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing The arms race in wind turbines is heating up
The size of wind turbines is increasing so dramatically that the industry faces the same issue solar farms have faced, where by the time construction is completed, the whole farm can already be obsole...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at imaginary election fraud
YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here."The fact that Tom the bug can keep dancing in this da...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Artist collaborates with other species
Aki Inomata places various materials in tanks and enclosures with animals. She then records the interactions, and in some cases presents the modified materials as sculptures. The effect is often quite...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Amazing projection mapped lightshow on laser-cut wood
Artist Gabriel Schama shared this commissioned collaboration with Limelight 3d Mapping: "The animation is projected onto the surface of Pachamama, a 13 layer, laser-cut plywood sculpture, which is 40 ...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing The last Civil War widow has died
Who knew that a widow of a Civil War veteran was still around 155 years after the war ended? Helen Jackson never talked about her status, because of the enormous age difference. In 1936, she was 17 ye...
10:25 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Tommy Raskin (1995-2021)
On December 31st, 2020, Tommy Raskin, the son of Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin and Sarah Bloom Raskin died at the age of 25. His cause of death was suicide.On Monday evening, Rep. Raskin and his w...
04:41 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the orbits of dozens of Jupiter's moons
This map of 63 of Jupiter's 79 known moons is fascinating. There is a cluster orbiting relatively close that includes many of the best-known moons, then a significant dead space before the remainder a...
01:58 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing McDonald's to roll out 3 new Crispy Chicken Sandwich items to compete with Popeye's and KFC
McDonald's is about to roll out three different versions of a fried chicken sandwitch in the United States, taking on chains like KFC and Popeye's for a growing share of the crispy chicken market. The...
01:50 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Man dressed as bulldozer cleans snow off street
Guy Cleans Snow Off Street While Wearing Bulldozer Suit. Not to be confused with Guy Cleans Snow From Street With Flamethrower.Man cleans snow off driveway with flamethrower (VIDEO)...
01:38 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch cats brutally attack defenseless drone
Cat-on-UAV brutality!"Cats are attacking my drone." January, 2021, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates....
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
BoingBoing Life as a writer isn't impossible this package includes 750 hours of training to get you there
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." – Richard BachWithout drive, you'll never reach the top rung of any profession. That truth stretches from concrete pourers and bartenders, ...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing HEAR: "Drugs, Dolls, and Delays" the 1972 U.S. Govt Album on Not Stuffing Narcotics into Your Kid's Toys
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. Bi...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Good grid paper notebooks
While I was working on my book about Raspberry Pi retro gaming, I used these Miliko 8.27" x 5.67" spiral notebooks of grid paper to take notes and make sketches. They are inexpensive, given the qualit...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Video explains epidemic R-number through crocheting
Kathrine Frey Frslie uses crocheting to show how quickly Covid cases increase as the R-number (spreadability) goes up. What a cool way to visualize it!Kathrine Frey Frslie works as associate professor...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing University installs vending machines with COVID-19 tests
UC San Diego has installed vending machines containing free COVID-19 tests. From KTLA:When students and staff return for winter quarter Jan. 4, they'll be expected to conduct daily symptom and exposur...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing The NY Times presents 74 of its "favorite facts" for 2020
I enjoyed Clay Hickson's thumbprint illustrations (which remind me of Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book) as much as the 74 facts that The New York Times collected from its stories during 202...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Conspiracy theorists' image of 5G Covid implant chip turns out to be guitar pedal schematic
MusicTech reports that an image of a "5G Chip" being circulated by Covid conspiracy theorists is in fact the schematic of the Boss Metal Zone guitar pedal. Daniel Seah:Another user lauded the analogue...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing How to make money betting against Qanon
Patrick Cage used the betting market PredictIt to bet against Qanon adherents who believe that predictions made by an anonymous person or persons on 8kun calling themselves Q will come true. Cage is w...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's extortion attempt against GA Sec of State set to music
Trump asks for 11,780 votes, but it's to the tune of the Rent songpic.twitter.com/EkyH5fTwAw— The Gregory Brothers (@gregorybrothers) January 3, 2021Trump's brazen threat to Georgia's Secret...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Hanna-Barbera sound effects compilation
I've posted curated selections before, but this set of Hanna-Barbera sound effects stacks all of them back-to-back in sequence. It's weirdly stressful, an unstoppable barrage of cartoon violence danci...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing The Great Gatsby has entered the public domain
As of January 1, 2021, works published in the U.S. in 1925 are now in the public domain, most notably F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (I checked Gutenberg.org but it's not there yet). Duke's C...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Jello Biafra and Ice-T take on Tipper Gore over record labeling in 1990
The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was a problematic 1980s organization fronted by Tipper Gore that pushed for labeling of records it deemed offensive to its sensibilities. Here's Gore doing a p...
04:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Is the human gaze a physical force?
Is the human gaze a physical force? It sure feels like it sometimes. Princeton University researchers scanned subjects' brains to gain insight into why we subconsciously interpret "other people's visu...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing What colors are the planets, exactly?
The average color of some solar system objects. Measured spectra converted to CIE XYZ converted to sRGB. pic.twitter.com/2whxPycPM1— Donald Mitchell (@DonaldM38768041) January 2, 2021Ever wonder...
03:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing "Turning random internet drama into songs," part 1 and 2
This is the best. Montreal-based artist/producer Lubalin takes "random internet drama" and re-enacts it hilariously in song. He's only made two videos so far but they've gone viral, so I'm guessing mo...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Amazing double dutch jump rope in Tokyo
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dust-to-Digital (@dusttodigital) World champion double dutch performer KAI REG CPL jumps up to get down on the streets of Tokyo. More R...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Lost scene from The Office: Jim convinces Dwight he's in the Matrix
Red pill or blue pill, Dwight? ...
03:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Read this powerfully personal comic about top surgery from the creator of "She-ra" and "Lumberjanes"
Noelle Stevenson is the Eisner-award winning creator of such wonderful comics as Lumberjanes and Nimona, who later served as creator and executive producer for Netflix's celebrated She-ra reboot. In M...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Vacaville cop filmed beating police dog
A police dog was 'removed from the home' of an officer who was filmed beating it, reports SFGate's Katie Dowd. A clip of the incident was posted to Facebook by a local resident [facebook.com]. The Vac...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Werewolf arrested in Pakistan
Police in Pakistan's Peshawar city arrested a werewolf for reportedly terrorizing people on New Year's Eve. From the Independent:The man is a resident of Peshawar city's Moti neighbourhood and was det...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Google workers announce union
Google workers plan to unionize with the Communications Workers of America (CWA), announcing Monday the creation of the Alphabet Workers Union.The Alphabet Workers Union, however, will be the first op...
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Discover the joys of Sea Shanty TikTok
Thanks to author Elizabeth Kingston on Twitter, I now know that Sea Shanty TikTok is a Thing. It's mostly because of a young Scotsman named Nathan Evans: @nthnevnss The Wellerman. #seashanty #sea #sh...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing The moon is mysteriously rusting, and scientists think it's our fault
The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology reports that the moon is rusting. Which sounds weird enough on the surface, but gets even stranger when you consider that t...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing This Himalayan Salt Lamp isn't just mesmerizing it's also a wireless charger
Anybody can just plunk down a cookie-cutter lamp on their desk, plug it in, and be good to go. I mean, it's just a lamp, right? That's true if your only mission is to bring light to an area. But, if y...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch pool legends Minnesota Fats and Willie Mosconi in historic match
On Valentine's Day, 1978, 20 million viewers watched hustler Minnesota Fats trash talk dapper champ Willie Mosconi in what was supposed to be an easy win for Mosconi. Fats gave him a run for his money...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Uranus is leaking
Gas from Uranus is being expelled into space at a shocking rate, according to Voyager 2 data compiled by NASA. As Cosmoknowledge explains in this video, the magnetism of Uranus is also changing.And th...
01:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing UK denies Assange extradition
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States, a London court today ruled. The judge decided that Assange's health is at risk there: "The U.S. will not prevent Mr. Assange...
01:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing More on the Ames window illusion
Back in August of last year, Andrea posted a piece about the Ames window illusion (and Ames rooms). In this Veritasium video from a few days ago, they set up some very trippy demonstrations of this am...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Tron-themed car has glowing paint that can switch on and off
Since we previously posted about LumiLor, it's gone from lab testing to real-world applications, like this car's Tron-themed paint job that appears at the flip of a switch.Here are some other recent a...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing "TabFS" turns your browser tabs into files on your computer
Omar Rizwan has created TabFS — "a browser extension that mounts your browser tabs as a filesystem on your computer."It's an extremely cool idea. Anything in your browser becomes a file on your ...
12:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Bowling ball vs. tempered glass in super slo-mo
The Hydraulic Press Channel has a second channel called Beyond the Press, where they do other fun stuff like smash tempered glass. In case you missed it, they crushed a bowling ball and pin on their m...
10:44 am GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
BoingBoing Inflatable Christmas tree costume may be cause of COVID outbreak
On December 25th, an employee of Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center entered the hospital's emergency room wearing an air-powered Christmas tree costume in an effort to boost the morale of patie...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing There's a new school of car insurance companies, and Clearcover leads the pack
"Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door." That century-old quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson (sort of) is just as true today. If you build a better product, offer a better ...
08:50 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing LISTEN: Trump pressures GA secretary of state to lie and fake election count, in taped phone call 'I just want to find 11,780 votes'
In a one-hour phone call on Saturday with Georgia election officials, President Trump insisted he won the state and threatened vague legal consequences if the officials did not act. These are excerpts...
08:02 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 1973)
Today is Tolkien's birthday. Facebook reminded me that, seven years ago today, I posted this personal story about how I discovered The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I thought I would share it here on ...
04:33 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing The far-right German provocateur who faked being a Syrian refugee
I tend to scoff at most accusations of "false flag operations." Not that highly-orchestrated catastrophes never occur under false pretenses with a specific political goal in mind; but because, well, I...
04:32 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing Re-live 2020 in a single chart
Is it too soon for 2020 nostalgia? No matter. Axios has pulled together some Google Search data to create a chart that tracks the rise and fall of 2020s most popular news. While there are some interes...
04:32 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing The weird romance between "PharmaBro" Martin Shkreli and the journalist who first broke the news about his bullshit
Just before the holidays, ELLE broke the news that Christie Smythethe former Bloomberg reporter who first brought "PharmoBro" Martin Shkreli into the spotlight and spent years getting exclusive interv...
04:31 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy Snubby J's PVC pipe duets
Musician Snubby J has long been known for solo performances, but his duets with folks like ZeroElectroDrum are even better. The instrument he plays is called RimbaTubes, a homemade PVC pipe instr...
04:31 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing Envision the future of digital public spaces at the inaugural New Public Festival, January 12-14
Civic Signals is a new organization co-lead by The Filter Bubble author and former Upworthy founder Eli Pariser, which aims to explore new ways to leverage the democratic power of the Internet for pos...
03:20 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing Sparks video for their song "iPhone"
If ever there was a phrase that summarizes the career of art-pop duo, Sparks, it's "A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip." Often a darling of the critics and influential to numerous artists who became far more p...
02:20 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing Help save Oregon's Enchanted Forest
Enchanted Forest, one of the last family-owned non-corporate amusement parks in the US, needs your help after the pandemic and wildfires ruined their 2020 season.As James Norman shows in happier days ...
12:20 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
BoingBoing Houses in this neighborhood have airplane hangars
Cameron Airpark Estates in Cameron Park, California has runway-width roads, allowing residents of the Sacramento area suburb to park their planes at home and taxi from their home-based hangars to the ...
08:34 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Boston Dynamics robots dancing to The Contours' "Do You Love Me?"
Boston Dynamics is preparing our robot overlords for a revolution, a dance one! The company posted this video of their crew dancing to The Contours' "Do You Love Me?" as a "Happy New Year" message.(Pe...
08:34 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Hemp "wood" here we come!
Now that it's legal to grow hemp in the United States, a man who's spent the last decade developing hemp "hardwood" is building a $6 million factory to manufacture  the product en masse.His paten...
08:34 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Terrific overview of octopus biology
The octopus in general, and the nature of its intelligence in particular, remain a mystery in many ways. This great rundown of what we know includes lots of lovely footage of these delightful creature...
08:34 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Cool shots from the Chronos Ring high-speed camera array
The Chronos Ring is a circular bullet time array of 48 Chronos high speed cameras, capable of recording 68 gigapixels per second – 720p at 72000 frames per second.Chronos was a successful crowdf...
08:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Embarrassing unmuted comment from reporter gets reaction by Trevor Lawrence
Clemson football's star quarterback Trevor Lawrence had just gotten trounced by Ohio State in a college football playoff game 49-28. A game the Tigers were favored to win. In a post-game over-the-com...
08:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing How a 19th-century slave kickstarted the world's vanilla-farming market
By the 19th century, the vanilla plant had long been used as a flavor, but it was generally gathered wild. That's because it's devilishly hard to farm. As this fascinating piece by Dan Nosowitz in Atl...
08:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Gamers create web tool to help solve the worst Zelda minigame ever
Zelda speedrunners have long stumbled over a particular point in the 2002 game "Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker". About thirty minutes into it, you have to play a minigame called "Sploosh Kaboom", whi...
08:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Aerium, the air-powered steampunk motorcycle
Peter Forsberg spent three years building Aerium, a motorcycle that runs on a tank of compressed air worn by the rider. Much of the mechanism is visible, and it can be ridden continuously for up to fi...
08:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Gallery of ingenious bookshelves
There's something about ingenious bookshelves that deeply pleases the literary soul. If you love books that means you buy a lot of books, which means pretty soon your house is clotted with them —...
08:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Blacksmiths forge Gandalf's sword Glamdring
Aleksey and his team from That Works specializing in creating great weapons from literature, film, and gaming, like Gandalf's trusty Glamdring. They forge the blade from stainless steel and use both p...
08:32 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Artisan creates a traditional Chinese jewelry box
Xiao Qian Feng creates a gorgeous wooden jewelry box, right down to the hand-crushed pigments. Note to purists: she uses some modern power tools among the ancient ones.I love the pace of this channel'...
08:32 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing How to make Chinese thread books with dozens of pockets
Zhen xian bao, or a Chinese thread book, is a folder with compartments for storing small items. Each compartment folds down flat, making it a compact way to store things like thread. There are a lot o...
03:16 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Trump declares Georgia run-off election "Illegal And Invalid"
President Trump denounced Georgia's imminent Senate run-offs late friday, describing them as "Illegal And Invalid". His reasons involve the usual conspiracy theories about his own defeat in November's...
02:26 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
BoingBoing Molding tool makes ducks out of snow
I saw this on the Facebook group We Like to Make Stuff and I had to have one! Here's an Amazon link....
10:24 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Off-the-hook NYE fireworks display in Sydney
Sydney, Australia is known for its elaborate fireworks and exuberant NYE celebrations, but this year's event was out of control. Imagine how time-consuming this was to engineer and how difficult to or...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Inspiring build of a simple off-grid cabin
For about $2000, Dave and Brooke Whipple built this lovely cabin at the edge of a meadow. It's so relaxing to watch them work together to create something inexpensive and attainable for many people wh...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing How many slaps does it take to cook a chicken?
Louis Weisz tackles an enduring question that has consumed reddit and YouTube, creating several iterations of his Meat Beater 9000 device and his upgraded Poultry Punisher. He's able to raise the temp...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Clever uses for blue painter's tape around the shop (and house)
Here is a tips video with a bunch of useful ideas for using blue masking/painter's tape around the shop. Some of these will likely be familiar, others new. While this video is geared towards woodworki...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing These robots are programmed to tear up the dance floor
These gyrating, mashed potatoing robots might be your answer for a virus-free New Year's date. Robotics pioneers Boston Dynamics have just released a new video featuring four of their remarkably agile...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing The mystery of Beethoven's metronome
Orchestra conductors all over the world present the music of Beethoven, but even when they are trying hard to reproduce his original work, they almost always slow down the tempo of his written directi...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing 19th century sea creatures made from blown glass
Back in the late 19th century German glassblowers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka created these incredibly lifelike models of sea creatures, sending them around the world for schools to use as teaching ai...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch an AI-propelled robot beat humans at curling
Chess, Go, curling — is no game safe? I'm coming a bit late to this one, but as a Canadian I am morbidly fascinated to discover that a group of scientists created a curling robot and trained a n...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing A satellite made out of wood
The BBC reports that a firm and a university in Japan are designing a satellite made out of wood.Apart from the bespoke, hipster qualities of such a noble material, what's the point? One benefit: When...
08:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists investigate radio beam from the direction of a nearby star
Astronomers scanning the skies for signals at the Parkes telescope in Australia picked up an unusual radio beam last spring. They've been analyzing it since then, and have not yet found a terrestrial ...
08:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing How New Order's "Blue Monday" came to be
In this installment of Songs that Changed Music, they look at New Order's "Blue Monday," its inspirations (Kraftwerk, Donna Summers/Giorgio Moroder, Ennio Morricone's soundtrack to the Eastwood film, ...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing The KLF reemerge from the shadows, music back online
UK's enigmatic avant-techno duo, The KLF, removed all of their online catalog in 1992 and burned 1m of their royalties on a remote Scottish island. They have now posted a collection of their most popu...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Orson Wells narrates 1973 animation of Plato's Cave
You're held captive in an enclosed space, only able faintly to perceive the outside world. Or you're kept outside, unable to cross the threshold of a space you feel a desperate need to enter. If both ...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Orson Welles narrates 1973 animation of Plato's Cave
You're held captive in an enclosed space, only able faintly to perceive the outside world. Or you're kept outside, unable to cross the threshold of a space you feel a desperate need to enter. If both ...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Brilliant Space Needle New Years virtual display from your couch
Like most other cities Seattle discouraged people from going out in public on New Year's Eve to ring in 2021 due to the pandemic. Instead of an elaborate outdoor fireworks display or ball drop, at-ho...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Luke McGarry's hilarious gag comics got me through 2020
Every time I contemplate ditching social media, I remember all of the great artists I've stumbled across that I may not have found otherwise and resign myself to a life of endless scrolling. Cartoonis...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing John Lennon playing the bass on "Helter Skelter"
Usually, when someone shares an isolated audio, it's to show beautiful, exemplary singing or playing. This is not the case here. When Lennon played bass on "Helter Skelter," it was to was specifically...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing How to fold the unicorn from Blade Runner
I stumbled across these instructions on how to fold the unicorn from the final scene of Blade Runner. It's a print-up PDF of folding instructions, which is decidedly old-school, as origami goes. These...
04:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Artist makes remarkable tiny sculptures and paintings
Xiang Duan creates very detailed stone carvings into stones, making them appear to sit atop the rock from which they were sculpted.She also does amazingly detailed paintings inside small glass contain...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Wisconsin football team destroy bowl game trophy in celebration
The Duke's Mayo Bowl trophy was actually nicer than it's sponsor's name might indicate. This football trophy, paid for by Duke's mayonnaise, was celebrated and won with a decisive 42-28 victory by Wi...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Floating monopod helps adventurers get cool shots
View this post on Instagram A post shared by @fpolevEver wonder how people get those following shots of jumping off cliffs, etc.? One way is with a monopod like the Fpolev, demonst...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Star Wars in 2021
As you may already know, there are a crapton of Star Wars series, movies, comics, and novels on the horizon (not to mention games). Live action series The Book of Boba Fett, Ashoka, and Rangers of the...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Neon salesperson's sample case, restored
YouTuber NeonPreservation took a break from his mission of saving the area's remaining neon signs to restore a vintage sample case used by a traveling neon sign vendor.Here's a modern Chinese sales ca...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing Spend an hour enjoying 20 acrylic pouring techniques
Looking for a relaxing and inspiring break from stress? This lovely demonstration of 20 different acrylic pouring techniques might be just the thing.The music chosen really adds to the vibe and includ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
BoingBoing The hand warmer in this portable heater might just make it your favorite item in your home office
Sometimes, you'd really rather just boost the temperature in your bedroom or home office by a few degrees without firing up your central heating and paying to pump that heat throughout the entire hous...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing How "God Makes God" is a 1993 CD-ROM about probability, game theory, genetic algorithms, and evolutionary strategies
Today is the last day to get a subscription to my newsletter, The Magnet, for $25 a year forever. The following is from the latest issue. In 1993, I went to work forWiredas associate editor. I edited ...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Excellent 1966 Australian PSA on the switch from sd to decimalized currency
Enjoy the delightful music and animation in this 1966 FAQ explainer video to get Australians used to the switch from pounds, shillings, and pence, to dollars and cents.[Via r/ObcureMedia]...
07:38 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing The tabloids use news stories to mirror and amplify their own Weltanschauung
The world is a dangerous place, UFOs are real, celebrities are aspirational icons with deeply flawed personalities, and we all want to be richer and thinner.The tabloid year ends with a cocktail of su...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Amazing restoration of a Soviet-era motorcycle
YouTuber Great Idea restored a vintage Ural motorcycle with sidecar similar to the one his grandfather rode in the 1960s:I remember how as a child, my grandfather had a Ural with a cradle, the motorcy...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Weird cover of Devo's Mongoloid that ran on Nickelodeon's Turkey TV in 1984
Another gem from the fantastic r/ObscureMedia on Reddit — "Monkey Man"...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's worst pardon so far is for the cop who sicced her police dog on a handcuffed man after he surrendered
Alex Busansky was a member of the Justice Department's civil rights division team that helpedprosecute K-9 officer Stephanie Mohrin 2001. Trump pardoned her this month.Busansky wrote about what Mohr d...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Reddit survey: What is the worst thing that is legal?
Reddit user u/Musuhubber asked, "What is the worst thing that is legal?" A lot of people weighed in, and it's hard to say which is the worst because they're all terrible:Comment from discussion Pho-Cu...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Tobias Baumgartner's remarkable photo of widowed penguins wins more awards
An older female and younger male fairy penguin who both lost their mates meet regularly in Melbourne, spending hours looking at the city lights and keeping each other company. Photographer Tobias Baum...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Dr. Drew Pinsky, who called Covid-19 a "press-induced panic," has Covid-19
Dr. Drew is a snake oil salesman. Really terrible stuff here. What a disgrace. pic.twitter.com/Eh35Ky8yVO— Yashar Ali (@yashar) April 4, 2020Remember when Dr. Drew Pinsky invoked copyright law...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Here's why YouTuber Primitive Technology hasn't posted in over a year
YouTuber Jabroney looks at several developments related to the popular channel Primitive Technology, where survivalist John Plant created all sorts of things using natural materials. Jabroney looks at...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing A deep dive into "the cult of Dr. Phil"
YouTuber Big Joel uses a clip of Dr. Phil's treatment of a troubled guest to explore what he calls "the cult of Dr. Phil." Under the auspices of psychology and self-help, he says Dr. Phil constructs a...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Rest in Peace, dance legend Shabba-Doo
Dance pioneer Adolfo "Shabba-Doo" Quiones has died at age 65. Quiones was part of the Lockers with Toni Basil, a dance crew that introduced locking to the world. An original Soul Train dancer, Quiones...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing RIP Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash, the animation and programming platform that long graced the world-wide web, is officially dead. Adobe has ended support for it, will soon issue an auto-update that blocks Flash files from...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing The extraordinary queer life of Harriet The Spy author Louise Fitzhugh
Harriet the Spy was a YA fiction inspiration who possessed all of the ethics of a TMZ reporter. A young Upper East Side miscreant, Harriet's curiosity and ambition leads her to spy on her friends, fam...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Abandoned AT-AT diorama
YouTube JankLabs hand-painted this cool diorama of a destroyed AT-AT that is decaying in shallow water. Great details of nature reclaiming the machine.The AT-AT is not a toy or model kit, but was 3d p...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Ticketmaster fined $10m over "instrusion" into competitor's site
Hated events company Ticketmaster was fined $10m by the U.S. Department of Justice for "intrusions" into a competitor's computer systems."Ticketmaster employees repeatedly and illegally accessed a c...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Jeweler forges the one ring to rule them all
Patrick Adair creates a beautiful gold ring, then inscribes it using computer-assisted laser, then fills in the etchings with fluorescent powder for a cool effect under UV light. In this video, Patric...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Yo-yo tricks of increasing complexity
In this Wired video, yo-yo master Harrison Lee explains tricks in 26 levels of difficulty, from the easiest to the most amazing and complex.Image: YouTube...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing The Sky Lite Laser Galaxy Projector can turn your bedroom ceiling into a beautiful night sky
Earlier this month, stargazers were dazzled by a rare celestial event as The Great Conjunction offered a view of Jupiter and Saturn huddled close together in the night sky. The planets themselves aren...
01:42 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Beautiful Vermont house for sale also includes seven creepy jail cells
If you're looking for a new house in Guildhall, VT, here's a listing: It's a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house from 1880 that sports bright, colorful bedroom walls, a cozy wooden banister, and … seven...
01:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing This laser water jet can cut almost anything
Laser water jets combine two cutting technologies for extremely precise cutting of almost any material. Here's how it works from a manufacturer's promotional video:The demo at the top if from a longer...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing 1983 boner comedy 'Get Crazy' could be your next New Year's Eve tradition
Like all things 2020, New Year's Eve is going to be hitting a little differently this year. No sidewalk revelry, no swapping spit with strangers on the dance floor, no house parties full of friends. I...
12:39 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing The evolution of the guitar over the centuries
YouTuber Rob Scallon invites guitar historian Brandon Acker on to discuss the history of the guitar from the 1400s through current models: "We learn about and play 7 instruments along the path of the ...
12:32 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood suggests Justice John Roberts a pedophile
Lin Wood, the lawyer whose endless litigation to overturn November's election results has yet to bear fruit, last night took to Twitter to air his grievances. Most significantly, he insinuated that Su...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing Making a wooden dogsled with no power tools
I love that people are starting to brand unnarrated build videos as ASMR. In this vid, Chop with Chris builds a lovely little dogsled using nothing more than hand tools. Definitely fun and oddly sooth...
11:54 am GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing "Hookers and Blow Save Christmas" a children's book
Since we're still within the 12 days of Christmas, I feel safe sharing Hookers and Blow Save Christmas, a new-this-year holiday picture book for children. Tom Transport is stuck in a snowdrift with al...
11:39 am GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
BoingBoing 500 doses of COVID vaccine intentionally destroyed by health worker in Wisconsin
When 57 vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were found outside of a pharmacy refrigerator at Wisconsin's Aurora Medical Center-Grafton, hospital administrators first believed human error was to blam...