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11:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing The trailer for Uzumaki based on Junji Ito's horror manga is a true teaser
Horror is my favorite genre of comics and manga, especially the kind where a person's ordinary life takes an unexpected turn that heads straight toward a nightmare. But it's hard to find this formula ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing The Angle Pro Knife Sharpener's 3-step process makes old knives as good as new
A dull knife is actually more dangerous than a sharp one. Since a dull blade requires more pressure to cut, there's a far greater chance that heavy pressure can cause a blade to slip and result in an ...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing In 1901, two English academics came to believe they'd passed through a memory of Marie Antoinette
In 1901, two English academics met a succession of strange characters during a visit to Versailles. They came to believe that they had strayed somehow into the mind of Marie Antoinette in the year bef...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Ravens stealing food from Anchorage Costco shoppers
The "ravens of Anchorage" sounds like a viking jazz trio and, as it turns out, are as equally smooth as the musical ensemble name intimates. Actual ravens have been plundering shopping carts at a Cost...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Fortnite! Now with tame-able attack raptors!
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 has added raptors. They seem really troublesome to tame and unlikely to provide much benefit, if prior experiences with tame-able non-player beasts are at all indicative of...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing VW really is going to become Voltswagen
We are awful close to April Fools, but The Verge reports VW is dumping Volks for Volts. The Volkswagen Group is going to change the name of Volkswagen of America to Voltswagen of America, or something...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing A Kentucky man finds a mysterious "super friendly" monkey on his porch
A man in Kentucky was amazed when he saw a small capuchin monkey hanging out on his porch. But when he told his son and granddaughter, they didn't believe him until they came to his house and saw the...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Meanwhile, the container garden continues towards its ultimate purpose
Last year I tried tomatoes in the ground vs tomatoes in self-watering containers. The results were so clearly in favor of the containers that I covered over all the exposed soil in my yard with weed n...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Famous novels' opening lines rewritten for the present pandemic moment
In the New Yorker, Eli Grober rewrote the opening sentences of iconic novels to make them reflect the (sur)reality of today. Here are a few of my favorites:"A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens"I...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Chipotle celebrates National Burrito Day by giving away $100,000 in bitcoin this Thursday
Although a few companies like AT&T and Tesla accept bitcoin, Chipotle is doing the opposite on April 1st it'll be giving away $100,000 worth of the cryptocurrency. It'll be just for the one day, ...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing The story behind the US Strategic Command's gibberish tweet
On Sunday, the US Strategic Command tweeted ";l;;gmlxzssaw" and deleted the post shortly after. What did it mean? The US Strategic Command's mission "is to deter strategic attack and employ forces, as...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Ultimate snowflake Ted Cruz whines about being taunted at border wall
I can't believe Ted Cruz survived this. How harrowing. pic.twitter.com/nzoXBD6xDe— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 30, 2021Ted Cruz is aghast at the temerity of people on the south side of Trump's ...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Texas police stop using hypnosis because it doesn't work and leads to false convictions
After four decades of the dubious practice, the Texas Department of Public Safety has stopped using hypnosis during police investigations. Still, evidence purportedly gleaned from hypnosis is admissib...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing When officers get violent with who they think is a protestor, their own police dog attacks the cop
Police dogs are trained to attack aggressors, so it's a wonder more four-legged officers don't do what this one did: attack the cop. During the Bristol, U.K. protests over the weekend, according to Da...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing When officers get violent at a protest, their own police dog attacks the cop
Police dogs are trained to attack aggressors, so it's a wonder more four-legged officers don't do what this one did: attack the cop. During the Bristol, U.K. protests over the weekend, according to Da...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says vaccination passports are "Biden's Mark of the Beast"
Marjorie Taylor Greene says that a vaccine passport is "Biden's Mark of the Beast" and that any company the requires one is engaging in "corporate communism." pic.twitter.com/XtTvq...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter bans "fake" Amazon workers praising company
Twitter has suspended a number of accounts claiming to be Amazon workers who love working for the company, reports the BBC, after Amazon confirmed that the accounts were not authentic. The astroturf e...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing QAnon flopped in Japan because it's a piece-of-junk conspiracy theory
In a recent New York Times opinion piece, Pure Invention author Matt Alt explains why QAnon didn't take off in Japan. In short, as a conspiracy theory, QAnon is like a 1980s American car: shoddily con...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this excellent video for the new Moog Sound Studio
Moog Sound Studio, announced today, is a modular analog synthesizer "exploration station" designed to give even newbies the thrill of using patch cables to create a wide variety of sounds.To celebrate...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing MyPillow CEO promises Trump will return to Oval Office in August
Mike Lindell declares that as a result of voter fraud lawsuit he'll soon be filing, "Donald Trump will be back in office in August." pic.twitter.com/5Ewtd9SZ1O— Right Wing Watch (@Ri...
02:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Vintage photos of women in wonderfully odd hats
Intrepid vernacular photography collectorRobert E. Jacksoncurated a delightful collection of vintage snapshots of women making fashion statements with their hats. My favorites are, naturally, the nutt...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Lawyer Cat: The story behind that hilarious Zoom "cat-astrophe"
The New Yorker went into the depths of Dell to understand the tech history that resulted in an iconic pandemic moment when a live-streamed lawyer became a cat in court....
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol riot suspect arrested in shirt saying "I Was There"
The AP reports that a man suspected of participating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was arrested at his home while wearing a t-shirt saying "I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021".On a re...
01:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. church membership plummets
Less than half of Americans are in a church, according to Gallup, the lowest in the history of its survey. A membership rate around 70% held steady from 1940 to 2000, with more granular polls in the 1...
01:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Jumpstart your power and electrical engineering career with these $40 training courses
Power and electricity are so foundational to modern life that it's jarring to even consider what happens if the delivery of current to the homes and businesses of millions isn't reliable or, even more...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Eight metal spheres explosively hydroformed simultaneously
You've seen a metal sphere explosively hydroformed. But have you seen eight metal spheres explosively hydroformed?...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing He wanted to carry a giant anime sword, so he bought a new exoskeleton
Not all heroes wear capes. Allen Pan of the YouTube Channel Sufficiently Advanced wears a $900 camera-stabilizing exoskeleton, which he bought for the express purpose of using it to help him wield a c...
12:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing It's not just you. Brussels Sprouts were gross in the 90s
I remember being grossed out by Brussels Sprouts as a kid. Because I was a kid, and there were reasons to be grossed out by every vegetable, probably because of some off-hand comment you overheard in ...
12:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing COVID-19 killed the last man of an indigenous Brazilian tribe
Aruk Juma is dead, reports The New York Times and with him, the culture knowledge of the indigenous Juma people of the Amazon.Aruk Juma saw his Amazon tribe dwindle to just a handful of people during...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Tuesday tunes: Here Comes the Sun Frankie Gavin & De Dannan
The worst of winter is behind us. Things are still terrifying out there, but vaccinations have begun (unless you live anywhere other than a high-income nation). It might just be a sucker patch, but th...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Stuck Suez cargo ship added to Microsoft Flight Sim
The Ever Given is free at last, but if you miss sitting back and watching capitalism choke at the table you can now fly around the enormous stuck boat in Microsoft Flight Sim 2020....
11:22 am GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Upcycling gave me an iPhone case I absolutely love
I've been using Moment's lens system since the company was a scrappy Kickstarter startup. For a fella keen on traveling with nothing more than the pack on his back, they were a great way to get shots ...
11:21 am GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing Throwback video of Daily Show's response to Anti-Asian "comedy" piece on Fox News
Fox News harbored sexual harasser Bill O'Reilly, whose offensive show pandered to the gaggle of dopes his former network still attracts. The pre-2016 presidential election segment featuring correspond...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, March 30, 2021
BoingBoing This charging stand eliminates cable clutter and charges up to 3 devices at once
It's the kind of chaos that would have Steve Jobs spinning in his grave. After decades of crafting computers and other devices around their decidedly sleek, modern aesthetic, how are all of your Apple...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Startups.com is the resource and mentor support any new entrepreneur needs
One in five startup businesses fails within its first 12 months. Five years after launch, that number rises 50 percent. And while the number of new business ideas shows no signs of slowing, a study sp...
08:13 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing SNL on the NFT
Three letter acronyms all have deep value. Rap covers also....
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Duchess Meghan's Secret Psych Report in this week's dubious tabloids
As Prince Harry and Meghan's "nuclear hand grenade"  tell-all to Oprah Winfrey continues to transfix the chattering classes on both sides of the Atlantic, the 'National Enquirer' unveils a blockb...
07:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Melted gummy bears dramatically fail to spice up sex life
This is one of those BAD idea stories that gets much worse by the end. A young couple decided that licking melted gummy bear of one another might be a good idea. Things go so wrong in so few sentence...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing This discounted, peppermint-infused CBD tincture could be the jump start your day needs
While it's tempting for Americans to see the entire world through a USA-centric prism, the reality is that it isn't just the United States that is jumping on to the CBD bandwagon with both feet. After...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing My new brisket trimming knife
I am enjoying this Dahlstrong boning knife.I wanted a boning knife for trimming brisket, now that BBQ season is arriving and vaccines appear prevalent. This knife is made of steel, highly recommended ...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing This is an incredibly sexy Jaguar XK-E
I have always found Jaguar's over-powered canoe, the XK-E, to be incredible sexy. Bring a Trailer:This 1966 Jaguar XKE is a Series I roadster that was completed on March 24, 1966 and was acquired arou...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Coffee will not stunt your kid's growth
This amongst the so many other lies they controlled our lives with!Live Science:One reason coffee isn't usually given to kids may be the widely held belief that the caffeinated beverage can stunt chil...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Coat hanger radio
Back in the day, coat hangers weren't just used for popping open a car door when you locked your keys inside. They also served as makeshift antennae to improve TV and radio reception. That DIY RF engi...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to George Harrison's stunning isolated vocals from "Something"
I vacillate between John and George being my favorite Beatle. At this moment, after listening to George's isolated vocals on "Something" from 1969, the scale tips toward Mr. Harrison. This was George'...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing This drone video of the Pacific Pinball Museum Annex will flip you out
Thanks to Michael Schiess of @PacificPinball and @x for the hookup! pic.twitter.com/gCd3rKocal— Eddie Codel (@ekai) March 25, 2021Boing Boing pal, pinball wizard, and aerial cinematographer Eddi...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Radio Rental podcast: creepy, interesting, and real stories
On Radio Rental Podcast, hosted by Payne Lindsey, people share their eerie and bizarre experiences. Radio Rental stories aren't your average scary stories there is an unexplainable component to them ...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Boston Dynamics' new robot for moving boxes looks like a mechatronic scorpion
Stretch is Boston Dynamics' new mobile robot for unloading trucks, grabbing boxes, and putting together pallets for shipping. It's designed to work in existing warehouse situations without requiring t...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Explosive and drone-melting video looking straight down into an erupting volcano
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Garar Olafs | Iceland (@gardarolafsphotography)Photographer Garar lafs sacrificed his drone for this astounding clip of the small...
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Real life performance of logic gate game ad
pic.twitter.com/uwUG9ruvKN— (LOVEMATSU) (@Matsu_Kusarine) March 28, 2021In this video, @Matsu_Kusarine fastidiously and hilariously re-enacts one of those weird ads for logic gate games which,...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for Chuck Tingle's new trans-positive adult Harry Potter parody
Trans Wizard Harriet Porber And The Theater Of Love is the second book in the adult wizard romance series by Hugo-nominated erotica author and highly acclaimed human being Chuck Tingle, which pits the...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Green Day singer wants to be an American Idiot, files paperwork to run for president
According to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong plans to run for President on the Republican ticket in 2024. Saint Jimmy of TheKrustyKrab is ...
01:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing A look back at 1982's text adventure of The Hobbit
Aaron Reed's "50 Years of Text Games" is a delightful SubStack newsletter that as its name suggests explores the history of early text-based video games. Each installation focuses on a different gam...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Violin medley of Star Trek themes, 1966-2020
In this wonderful work from Davor Jelacic and Rebeca "Becky" Snchez, more than half a century of musical motifs are worked into a single fluid medley. Yes, the 1987 theme is originally from 1979's Sta...
01:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing British Lord praises police brutality at protests: "I hope they didn't damage their shields or batons"
Ian Austin, formerly a legislator with the center-left Labour Party in the UK, was rewarded with a lifetime seat in the House of Lords after switching his support to the right-wing Conservative Party ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing The story behind John Boorman's 1974 cult classic, Zardoz
This ten-minute Jonny Baak video tells the backstory of how John Boorman's love-it-or-hate-it 1974 sci-fi film, Zardoz. Who could hate a psychedelic, over-the-top post-apocalyptic film that finds Sean...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Tiny Tim documentary, narrated by Weird Al Yankovic, to be released next month
From Rolling Stone comes news of a documentary, Tiny Tim: King for a Day, with excerpts from Tim's diaries read by superfan, Weird Al Yankovic. The film is scheduled for an April 23rd release.Image: Y...
12:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Lil Nas X trolls evangelicals with satanic panic
Recording artist Lil Nas X announced a limited edition of "Satan Shoes", unofficially-customized Nikes containing "a drop of human blood", after posting a music video to match in which the star perfor...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing That time Evel Knievel fought the Hell's Angels
One night in 1970, daredevil Evel Knievel was preparing to jump his motorcycle over 11 vehicles in front of a packed stadium in San Francisco. Apparently, jumping a motorcycle over a fleet of cars in ...
11:52 am GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Stick the Ever Given wherever you want
Garrett Dash Nelson created a website at Glitch that lets you strand the Ever Given on the waterway of your choice: Ever Given Ever Ywhere. I decided that Greenwich needed a new bridge, the ship havin...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Exploring the universe through a piece of A4 paper
This amazing video by CGP Grey starts off as a seeming ode to the metric dimensional wonders of A4 paper and all of the larger and smaller A-size papers that can be made by simply folding (or unfoldin...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing I've been writing a book for 25 years
I've been writing a book. For twenty-five years.1996I discovered the works of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Brendan Behan. I was in journalism school, at the time. I was dirt poor, with no fi...
11:29 am GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Stuck Suez ship shifted
A fleet of tug boats succeeded in shifting the Suez-blocking container ship Ever Given on Monday, leading Egypt's president Al-Sisi to declare the crisis in the key shipping route "ended". Video shows...
11:29 am GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Stuck Suez ship sets sail
A fleet of tug boats succeeded in shifting the Suez-blocking container ship Ever Given on Monday, leading Egypt's president Al-Sisi to declare the crisis in the key shipping route "ended". Video shows...
11:15 am GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing Ride a motorcycle? Love living? Get this
The more protective equipment you wear while riding a motorcycle, the less of a chance there is that someone will use what's left of your helmet to scoop you into a body bag in the aftermath of an acc...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, March 29, 2021
BoingBoing This quality full-sized guitar breaks down for easy travel and still sounds amazing.
Carrying around an acoustic guitar is an instant badge of cool, a shining beacon that yeah, man, I really am this badass and I might whip out a song any second to prove it.Of course, there might not b...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 28, 2021
BoingBoing These bamboo bedsheets will knock you out as soon as your head hits the pillow
It's probably clich to say the last year has prompted more than its fair share of sleepless nights. But that doesn't mean it isn't true. Considering all that tossing and turning that's been happe...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 28, 2021
BoingBoing This $99 mini projector by Minolta will help you finally ditch that giant TV
Maybe you don't have a lot of space. Maybe you don't like the aesthetic of a television, especially when it's off. Or maybe you just hate the way TVs have been the centerpiece of virtually every Ameri...
03:56 pm GMT - Sun, March 28, 2021
BoingBoing Unswaddling this baby brings the best reaction
Here's all the feels you need right here. The baby gets released from its nap time blanket swaddle to share a warm, happy smile. Your cute cup now overfloweth. ...
03:56 pm GMT - Sun, March 28, 2021
BoingBoing Flying finger crows
Look at these finger caw-stumes!Crows get a bad rap, but they're actually one of the smartest animals in the world. They spend a lot of their time being lovable tricksters and eating peanuts. OK, some...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 28, 2021
BoingBoing 9 language learning apps that can have you speaking a foreign tongue in no time
Are you a communicative language learner or an analytical one? Would you be best classified as an authority-oriented student or a concrete student? Based on studies of learner strategies, those are th...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, March 28, 2021
BoingBoing The Soundbrenner Pulse is a smartwatch that helps musicians keep their rhythm
With wearable tech still in its infancy, we're bound to see all kinds of unexpected firsts that change the way we relate to these evolving gadgets. Soundbrenner is definitely paving some trail wi...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing Check out 15 IT, security, and engineering training packages on sale for an extra 50% off
According to The New York Times, Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that there are currently 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs that are unfilled around the world. Meanwhile, the average annual salary for a...
07:30 pm GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing Bring comfort with you anywhere you go with the world's first convertible pillow
You've heard of convertible cars. But you may never have heard of convertible pillows before. At first blush, that might not seem to make any sense, but if you could get your hands on a napEazy, then ...
05:01 pm GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing Sen. Steve Daines (RMT) dreams of the days when Montana's homecooked methamphetamines ruled the state
Ah yes, the good old days! When cattle roamed free and meth was cooked in a trailer under the big sky. Business Insider:Montana Sen. Steve Daines said during a press conference Friday that methampheta...
02:46 pm GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing Portable toilet lands new home in Pittsburgh crosswalk
High winds in Pittsburgh relocated a portable toilet to the dead center of a busy street Fridaythe most exciting thing to occur in the steel city since a bus toppled into a large sinkhole in 2019. Any...
02:39 pm GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing How to stop an attack of killer tomatoes
Ah, Puberty Love....
02:11 pm GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing Aspic is back for the '20s dinner party
Food floating in clear gelatinous glass was known to our ancestors as aspic and was a specialty of the greatest generation, destroyed to memory by the 19A0s but rediscovered in retroprophetic works su...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing Vulcan Salute statue to be built in Boston in honor of Leonard Nimoy
Today is Leonard Nimoy Day in Boston, and what better way to celebrate than the announcement of a 20-ft Vulcan Salute statue that will be built in front of the Museum of Science. The Live Long and Pro...
01:37 pm GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing Making a liquid crystal "mood ring" keyboard
In this Evan and Katelyn video, the dynamic duo (they of the mood ring toilet seat) try turning a regular mechanical keyboard into a thermo-chromatic board using color liquid crystals sealed in resin....
01:25 pm GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing "Not haunted" house for sale in Boston area
A good way to take care of the nagging suspicion home buyers most certainly have about a potential home they are looking at being inhabited by specters and ghostly ghouls, is to state clearly a strong...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing These CBD sprays could give you sharper focus during the day and better sleep at night
Who doesn't want to live their best life? We do. You do. We all do. And in recent years, CBD has quickly become a veritable wonder treatment for knocking out everything from physical joint pain and il...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, March 27, 2021
BoingBoing Get an extra 50% off 13 professional graphic design training courses
A design eye can't really be taught. Either you've got a flair for what works and what doesn't visually, or you don't. However, the career paths where that innate sense of aesthetic can take a budding...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Your brain is a super computer. This $15 training can show you how to master it
Humans, don't sell yourself short. You actually are smarter than a computer. Sure, machines can certainly perform some complex tasks far faster than our humble human brains can finish. But it turns ou...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this doggo pilfer his neighbor's porch when he finds the treasure of all treasures
This North Carolina pooch can't believe his good fortune when he finds four just-delivered pizzas stacked in front of his next-door neighbor's front door. He seems to be on the look-out at first, and ...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the epic silent film The Ten Commandments (1923)
In celebration of Passover beginning Saturday night, I suggest watching The Ten Commandments, Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 epic silent film version of the biblical Exodus story (plus a related modern story...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the epic silent film The Ten Commandments (1923) with a new score by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Steven Drozd (Flaming Lips), and Scott Amendola
In celebration of Passover beginning Saturday night, I suggest watching The Ten Commandments, Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 epic silent film version of the biblical Exodus story, with a fantastically expans...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Stabbing victim lived for a year not knowing the blade was still in his chest
More than a year ago, 36-year-old Kent Ryan Tomao, 36, of Kidapawan, the Philippines, was stabbed during a mugging. Turns out, doctors sewed him up and prescribed painkillers but didn't remove the kni...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki turns the table on Fox's Peter Doocy by asking him a few 'gotcha' questions of her own
Fox's Peter Doocy is known for the ridiculous questions he asks Press Secretary Jen Psaki, and yet he can't seem to stop himself. Speaking face to face with Psaki, to which he has her full attention,...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Moby's new version of "Porcelain" with Jim James (My Morning Jacket)
On May 28, Moby is releasing a new album, Reprise, featuring new versions of songs spanning his career, from the rave classic "Go" to "We Are All Made of Stars" to "The Lonely Night." His guests inclu...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Police bust motoryclist with wonderfully-terrible hand-drawn license plate
Ontario, Canada police busted a motorcyclist after noticing the curious license plate above. "Life free or die," when spelled correctly, is the motto of the US state of New Hampshire and appears on li...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Is that ship still stuck?
IsTheShipStillStuck.com follows in the great tradition of sites like AbeVigoda.com and IsItAJewishHolidayToday.com. (For those who haven't been following, a massive container ship is blocking the Suez...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing This training can help you pursue a career in backend development for just $20
In football terms, being a frontend web developer is kind of like being a flashy wideout or running back. Your forward-facing work is extremely visible, likely to spend considerable time in the spotli...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Steve Stevens tells the stories behind Billy Idol's Rebel Yell
On this episode of Professor of Rock, Adam Reader talks to guitarist Steve Stevens about the backstory of how Billy Idol's massive 80s anthem, "Rebel Yell," came about. There are some great reveals i...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Makita vs Fakita: $140 driver vs $30 counterfeit
Todd Osgood compares a brand-name impact driver to a cheap debranded knockoff, right down to the fine details of construction and performance. The genuine article is better, but is it more than $100 b...
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Great price on this giant fake leather desk pad
I've been using this desk pad on my glass top desk for over a year. It keeps my wrists warm while I type and my trackpad and keyboard no longer skip across the surface of the desk, thanks to the gripp...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Turing 50 note revealed
Computer scientist and cryptanalyst Alan Turing was announced as the new face of the English fifty in 2019, and yesterday the final design was revealed.The work of Alan Turing, who was educated in She...
05:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Falcon 9 rocket debris offers Oregonians free light show
King 5:Dr. James Davenport, an astronomy professor at UW, confirms the light show was debris from the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket....
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing "I never said she ate my sandwich" has seven meanings depending on which word you stress
@luciebfink EMPHASIS MATTERS #fyp #englishspeaking #speech #emphasis #englishlesson #grammarly telepata – Kali Uchis This is why phone calls or face to face is often a superior way to get ...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing The Sbox Ghost radio frequency sweep scanner for paranormal research
Researching any paranormals? You may want this sweep scanner.Some of the reviews are skeptical, but there are also folks who have apparently found the SBox to have done something other than flip chann...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing How to clean that gross discharge on your batteries
Over at Wirecutter, my friend and colleague, the Power Queen Sarah Witman got up close and personal with that whitish, crusty mess that often overtakes your alkaline batteries (you know what I'm talki...
04:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing 'The Last Starfighters' might get made
Teriffic. I'm about to get killed a million miles from nowhere with a gung-ho iguana who tells me to relax. — Alex RoganThe Last Starfighter is one of my all-time favorite 'whiny male protagonis...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter CEO has a "bitcoin clock" on his kitchen counter, as seen in his Congress testimony
If you want to know the price of your favorite cryptocurrencies, this $300 Blockclock is a costly way to do it. But that's how Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey rolls, as evidenced by the device seen on his kit...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Looking at the data about 2020's homicide spike provides no clear or easy answers
The Intercept has a comprehensive but digestible article examining the data, and potential theories, around the unexpected homicide increase in 2020. Was it because of pandemic isolation or depression...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Blast into outer space with this low budget music video
"Vocations" is the title track off the newest album from Brooklyn-based cello indie rock band Early Riser. As tricky as it's been for any DIY band to coordinate recording an album during this pandemic...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Chilling video: Georgia Rep handcuffed for knocking on Gov. Kemp's door while he signs voter restriction bill
The stunning video below shows police handcuffing Georgia state Rep. Park Cannonfor knocking on Governor Brian Kemp's door yesterday as he was signing into law a bill that restricts voting access. "Ar...
03:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Kevin Kelly's new book: a massive 3-volume set of stunning photography in Asia
My friend Kevin Kelly blew past his Kickstarter funding goal in just one day for his new photography book, Vanishing Asia. It's three volumes, 1,000 pages in total, in a sturdy slipcase. Kevin has bee...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing New Jersey gym is giving free memberships to people who don't get a Covid vaccine
One morning in 2007, Atilis Gym co-owner Ian Smith drank between 10 to 12 beers, drove through a stop sign, and killed a 19-year-old. You'd think this sad incident would make a person pause for reflec...
03:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Racing game recreated in real life with following camera
Vladislav Chekunov's cleverly-made recreation of racer Need For Speed in real life is truly uncanny. Though reality still has an edge on high-end graphics cards when it comes to realism, the biggest t...
03:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing A more wretched LEGO of scum and villainy
Now you can decide who shot first!This LEGO Master Builder Series Mos Eisley Cantina is phenomenal!Everything from the minifigs to the dewback scream "GOTTA HAVE IT" about this amaze-balls LEGO set. C...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Does Donald Trump Jr. know who his father is? Find out on Roy Wood's "Unsolved Mysteries: MAGA Edition"
"Does Don Junior know who his father is?" This is the central question of The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr. as he investigates to solve an Unsolved Mysteries: MAGA Edition conundrum. "You might imagine th...
02:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Dominion sues Fox News for $1.6 billion for phony election fraud accusations
Fox News is the latest entity to be served with a complaint that it defamed Dominion Voting after Trump's defeat in the 2020 election. The corporation joins other august personages such as Mike "MyPil...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing A man and his boss are driving through an Alabama tornado and capture it on video
Cesar Villaseor and his boss were driving in Alabama during one of the 14 storms in the state yesterday, heading to the boss's house for shelter, when they found themselves inside what seems like a to...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing This portable laptop charger keeps your most power-hungry devices alive for hours
There are power needs, and then there are real power needs.Everyone needs some emergency power when their smartphone or tablet starts getting low. For a quick burst of power, there is any number of cu...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing Zoho Creator lets you make apps for your business with no coding experience
Every business leader knows their company needs to be responsive and adaptive to change, especially in its technology needs. But the real question is, what exactly are the technology needs of your com...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, March 26, 2021
BoingBoing The weird IP story of the forgotten "Blazing Saddles" TV spin-off
I recently learned about Black Bart, a pseudo-spin-off sitcom based on Blazing Saddles and starring Louis Gossett, Jr. Only the pilot episode was ever aired. But allegedly an entire four seasons wer...
11:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Launch brilliant AR marketing campaigns with no coding skills for $35 with Aryel
Augmented reality has been with us for a while, but beyond helping us chase Pokemon through public parks and office buildings, the true power of AR as a brilliant new marketing tool is only now beginn...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Robert Fripp's Music for Quiet Moments series nearing its end
Back in May of last year, I announced the launch of an online ambient music series that Robert Fripp was going to be posting during pandemic isolation. I have been faithfully following the postings ev...
10:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing COVID-19 vaccines are $500 on the dark web
No surprise that there's apparently a brisk business in COVID-19 vaccines happening on dark web marketplaces. Apparently there are more than 1,000 listings right now covering all the vaccine flavors: ...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this man's amazing skill as he throws a playing card through a piece of ice
I'm not sure what's more fun, watching this guy shatter a thin piece of ice from across the room by throwing a playing card, or the ten tries it takes before he hits his target. Every throw is amazing...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing This $50 app helps digital artists create vivid 3D human figure models
The rules of drawing have got through a serious metamorphosis from the days before digital canvasses. Back in the day, it took a lot of consideration if you wanted to draw a human figure. You had to s...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter vs. Facebook CEOs: Different answers when asked if their platforms helped lead to insurrection
At a hearing today about how disinformation spreads across Facebook, Google and Twitter, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) asks the CEOs if their platforms "bear some responsibility for disseminating disinformat...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Pepsi and Peeps collaborate on Easter sugar shock
If your teeth started to hurt for no reason this morning, it might have been caused by the announcement of a collaboration from adorable hell. Introducing Peeps-flavored Pepsi: (Photo: Pepsi x Peeps)T...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing These 3D paper sculpture kits from PaperCraft World are truly next-level art
At some point, most kids get intrigued by the Japanese art of origami. Origami takes paper airplanes to dizzying new levels, showing kids how to make cubes, fans, boats, and the ever-popular origami c...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Cargo ship stuck in Suez canal took a route that resembles genitalia
There is a gigantic container ship that's remains run aground and is currently blocking the Suez Canal. After closer inspection of the ship's GPS tracking it seems that the route taken by the quarter-...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing A black bear ruins a man's morning cup of coffee as it helps itself to a steamy soak in the hot tub
A man is none too pleased when this black bear pays him a visit, disrupting his morning cup of coffee (according to his Facebook page). As the bear takes over the deck, forcing the man to retreat into...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Great deal on Kindle edition of Theodore Gray's Molecules book
I have the hardcover edition of Theodore Gray's fantastic book, Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything, but if you want the Kindle edition, Amazon is practically giving it away tod...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Does Robert E. Lee High School have a racism problem?
Duval County, Florida's Robert E. Lee High School has suspended teacher Amy Donofrio for refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter banner. Students attempted to rally in response to this but were blocke...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Karl Rock goes to Dubai to chat with low-level scammers
YouTuber Karl Rock, who makes videos about scammers in India (where he lives), went to Dubai to make videos about counterfeit goods sellers and members of fake begging rings. My favorite is the bold g...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing New York lands on deal to legalize recreational marijuana
After years of back-and-forth and false starts, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers have finally landed today on a deal to legalize recreational weed in the state. The bill could be passed by...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing The Cheerble Ball is a smart interactive toy that'll keep your cat on its toes
All you have to do is throw a ball and a dog will stay happy and entertained for hours. A cat, however, is another kettle of fish entirely. Cats are hardwired as hunters; their little kitty brain...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Dana Carvey's hilarious impression of Joe Biden: "That's the way the cookie is"
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert shows Dana Carvey his Joe Biden impression, which, no offense to the wonderful Colbert, was more like a cousin to Joe Biden. Carvey politely tells him, "That's a funn...
04:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing This is why most people are right-handed
PBS Eons looks at why humans evolve to be mostly right-handed and also reveal how scientists know that not many neanderthals were lefties. ...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing More videos surface of Bagel Karen
It's hard to imagine a more on-brand Republican than Marjorie Taylor Greene, but these videos prove that MAGA-supporter Stephanie Denaro, aka Bagel Karen, is the new new face of the GOP. Bagel #karen...
04:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Bank employee tricked customers into giving him their phones so he could steal nude photos, says Texas prosecutor
A Bank of America employee was charged with stealing nude photos from two customers' phones. The Harris County District Attorney's Office of Texas says Juan Esteban Ramirez asked two 20-year-women app...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman sells his house but won't move out, while new owners have been paying mortgage for 14 months
Tracie and Myles Albert bought a house in Riverside, California in January 2020 fully expecting to move in. But for the last 14 months, the previous owner has refused to move out. The Alberts have bee...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Liberal-hating pilot caught on hot mic over Bay Area, and it ain't pretty
There's an angry pilot on the loose, and he hates San Francisco. He hates their Hyundais. He hates "goddamn liberal fucks." And his rant was caught on a hot mic.On March 13, recorded from the air traf...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch as a vulture photobombs a paraglider's selfie
via Reddit...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Pilot recorded delivering a crazy, curse-filled rant against the Bay Area
A pilot was recorded delivering this crazed, curse-filled rant against the Bay Area as he flew over the Mineta San Jose International Airport. From SFGATE:"Fking weirdos, probably driving around in fk...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Man's final paycheck comes in form of 91,500 oil-covered pennies dumped in his driveway
Andreas Flaten of Georgia said his former employer gave him his final wages by dumping $915 worth of greasy pennies in his driveway. Flaten had been trying for some time to get his back pay from A OK ...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Funko's 'This is fine' Dog
Born from the bowels of 1000 memes, now Funko's 'This is fine' dog will be sitting next to you, sipping coffee as the world burns.This is Fine Dog Pop! Vinyl Figure – Entertainment Earth Exclusi...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Big military drone washed up on Florida beach
Visitors to a Boynton Beach, Florida shore found this 20-foot drone washed up on the sand. That must have been a fun NextDoor thread. Turned out it had been used for target practice by the US Air Forc...
01:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing How UBI is helping farmers deal with poverty and pandemic life at the same time
I've posted before about the great work being done by US charity GiveDirectly, which raises funds to pilot Universal Basic Income programs around the world. It's not only good for those communities, b...
01:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Footage of brakeless trucks using emergency stop pits
This video compiles footage of large trucks pitching into runaway truck ramps alongside highways after losing their brakes. I found it surprisingly unsatisfying and liked that feeling so much I would ...
01:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Animation explains Martin Luther and the Reformation in under 5 minutes
I love these KIS KIS (Keep It Short) animated videos and other short-form content. This one looks at Martin Luther and the Christian Reformation.Bonus track:Image: Screengrab...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Rachel Levine is the first openly trans federal official confirmed by the U.S. Senate
Dr. Rachel Levine was confirmed as assistant secretary for health by the U.S. Senate following her work as Pennsylvania's secretary of health during the Covid pandemic. In an otherwise party-line 52-4...
12:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Johnny Depp appeal denied
In England, libel law shifts the burden of proof to the defendant, forcing them to prove whatever claim they put in print. This means that English courts have long been the venue of choice for powerfu...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Racist anti-mask Trump supporter on camera at bakery
This woman transcends the term "Karen". She's ten times worse than someone with a dated haircut who wants to complain to a manager. Stephanie Denaro of Queens, NY shows her absolute abhorrence of her ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon's "Not making workers pee in bottles" tweet has people asking a lot of questions already answered by the tweet
Whichever Amazon staffer thought it a good idea to tweet this will perhaps soon learn why unions are good.The original revelation about Amazon workers peeing in bottles to stay out of trouble was from...
11:48 am GMT - Thu, March 25, 2021
BoingBoing How America could fall like Rome
In this Vice News video, Mike Duncan, the author and award-winner podcaster behind The History of Rome and Revolutions, looks at parallels between the rise of Trumpism and the January 6th insurrection...
11:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Seth Godin on the danger of NFTs
Seth Godin does not like NFTs. NFTs are non-fungible tokens. Seth's Blog:The trap, then, is that creators can get hooked on creating these. Buyers with a sunk cost get hooked on making the prices go u...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Hide small things in this fake sprinkler head
What would you hide in this fake sprinkler head, other than a key?...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Man carrying 5 guns, body armor arrested in Atlanta supermarket
After a week of two mass-shootings that killed 18 people in total, a man walked into a Publix grocery story in Atlanta, Georgia today with five guns, including two long guns and three pistols, as well...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Childlike ghost caught on video and spotted by police in Ohio
Residents of Mentor, Ohio have recently been abuzz about sightings and video evidence of a mysterious, ghostly little figure scampering around. Apparently, a police officer even spotted the apparent a...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch how human-like this Albany Dynamics AI robot is (nerd humor)
Meet Fupi, the Boston, er, Albany Dynamics prototype robot. Comedian Chris Fleming nails it as a newborn AI robot in this physical comedic sketch. ...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Read Robert Louis Stevenson's handwritten manuscript for "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
New York's Morgan Library has the entire scanned handwritten manuscript to Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde available for paging through and reading online.This manuscript of Robert Lo...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing The incomparable job qualifications of US Senator John McCain's daughter
In addition to adopting an incredibly insensitive position about diversity, Meghan McCain apparently thinks something about bloviating and the ability to bend the truth, like a science fiction novelis...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Ted Karen Cruz refuses to wear a mask when asked, says he's following CDC guidelines when he's not
"Can you put a mask on for us," a voice can be heard asking Ted Cruz, who is about to speak in front of a camera. To which he arrogantly responds, "Yeah, when I'm talking to the TV camera, I'm not goi...
07:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Medium shutters media sites, pivots to Substack model
Medium, the blogging site that's also an off-again-on-again publisher, is off again. Founder Ev Williams announced that it would shut down its media sites and offer redundancy packages to the contribu...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these brilliant Lego stop motion videos
Tomosteen makes stop motion animated cooking videos using Lego, dice, and other bits. I want a slice of that forbidden chocolate cake!...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Florida mom's radical new approach to assaulting a child
Exiting a parent-vice principal meeting, Edith Riddle (34) and her daughter apparently attempted to leave campus through the cafeteria, pausing to beat the crap out of another student. Interestingly, ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: undercover cops in LA entrapping Uber drivers
California Uber driver exposes undercover cops trying to trap other drivers. from PublicFreakout The guy recording this video says he is an Uber driver who received a citation ea...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Oops! Student busted for playing Call of Duty during Zoom class while unmuted
A student decides to play Call of Duty during his Zoom class lesson, which isn't the worst crime in the world, but his big mistake is forgetting to mute himself. Which wouldn't necessarily give him aw...
04:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Peace Flags by artists/designers Jeremy Dean, Prate, Yusuf Lateef, Eileen Tjan, and more, curated by UPSO
For two decades, Boing Boing pal Dustin "UPSO" Hostetler has published the print 'zine Faesthetic, a fantastic wunderkammer of art, illustration, and design with contributions from the likes of Shepar...
04:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing This opal contains a breathaking miniature universe
This opal looks like it holds its own sky inside it, found in Queensland Australia from Damnthatsinteresting This beautiful opal, which appears to contain a blue sky with clouds,...
04:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Don Lemon shames Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ted Cruz and others for their gun rhetoric "while Americans are dying"
CNN anchor Don Lemon has a message for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA), Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), and the rest of th...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Dolphins spotted in Venice canal, for real this time
Last year, viral video purported to show dolphins swimming in Venice's canals, seemingly attracted to the waters that had calmed with the decrease in boat traffic. Thing is, it wasn't true. But now it...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Wonderful LEGO NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander
The LEGO Creator Expert kit of NASA's Apollo 11 Lunar Lander is just fantastic. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon, LEGO has released this beautifully detailed model of the Ap...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Fox news feigns indignation at VP Harris for not saluting honor guard
Vice President Harris is not in the military chain of command. She's a civilian and it would be tantamount to stolen valor if she did salute members of the United States armed forces. That doesn't mat...
03:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Look at all these lemons on this recently planted tree
I did not expect fruit this soon. I think it is a blend of climate and fertilizer?In May of last year, soon after arriving in Venice Beach, California, I planted 2 fruit trees a semi-dwarf Meyer lemo...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing This maskless Trumper wants video of her calling a bakery worker a "bitch-ass n*" to go viral
View this post on Instagram A post shared by No Pause TV (@nopausetv_)Here's a peek inside the mind of a Trump supporter who was told she needs to wear a mask like everybody else i...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Futuristic Land Rover from Judge Dredd is for sale on Craigslist
This modified 1970s Land Rover military truck, seen in the 1995 film Judge Dredd, is for sale on Craigslist in Dallas. No title. No odometer. Apparently the engine does turn over. Priced at $25,000 or...
02:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Gigantic container ship blocks Suez Canal, creating an enormous queue
The Suez Canal is blocked by a 400-m container ship that somehow got stuck in the 210m-wide channel sideways. [John Scott-Railton via Agies] Strong winds are the main suspect, but there will clearly b...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Harold and Maude Turns 50
Long before Amelie was relocating garden gnomes and Helena Bonham Carter was liberating laundry, there was the unbeatable free spirit prototype, Maude. 50 years ago this December, Harold and Maude's ...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing An enchanting piano cover of Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters'
More fantastic piano covers by Gamazda...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man arrested for zapping Scientology cameras with laser pointer during "Cult City Tour"
In Clearwater, Florida, Cult City Tours offers walking tours around Church of Scientology's large presence in the city's downtown area. The City Council is unhappy about the tours, claiming operator T...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing A new digital archive contains 374 US-Native American treaties, available for the first time ever
From Smithsonian Magazine:Thanks to a newly completed digitization effort by the U.S. National Archives and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, researchers an...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing 1964 public information film about bad British drivers
Enjoy this 1964 public information movie depicting a gentlemanly British family man turning into a contemptible twit when he gets behind the wheel of a car: "He's not an especially nasty man. He's con...
02:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing A guitar tech explains Van Halen's most infamous tuning disaster
In 2007, Van Halen was performing in Greensboro, North Carolina. They had planned to close the show out with "Jump," as they often do ('cause that song bops), but something went horribly wrong. As he...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Turning off your camera during Zoom calls is actually good for the environment
By this point, we've all been on both sides of it: speaking on a Zoom call, and feeling that sinking depth of human disconnection in your gut as you try to articulate something to a screen of blacked-...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Small piece of Wright brothers plane will take flight on Mars
NASA's Martian chopper, named Ingenuity, will take flight on the red planet some time in April, and attached to the helicopter is a fabric swatch from aeronautical history. A piece of muslin from the...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing The soundtrack makes this 'History of the Swanson TV Dinner' video
Upbeat and moving right along! This video on the invention of the Swanson TV Dinner perks me up far more than their cranberry cobbler ever did.TV Dinners are quite popular, here at Boing Boing:Things ...
01:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Archaeologists found the oldest mass-production brewery in ancient Egyptian ruins
From the BBC:A joint Egyptian-American team discovered the brewery in Abydos, an ancient burial ground in the desert. They found a number of units containing about 40 pots used to heat a mixture ...
01:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Human penises shrinking due to pollution
Penises are becoming smaller as part of environmental changes wrought by pollution, especially phthalate esters and other troublesome chemicals in plastics.As a result of this pollution, a growing num...
01:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing How to make your own homemade vegan leather from kombucha
As I recently learned from the Hobby Goblin Newsletter run by my colleague Tim Barribeau, you can apparently take that big gross SCOBY embryo thing from your kombucha and use it to produce a vegan lea...
01:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing A Haunted Mansion Little Golden Book is coming this summer
For Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary, the house of mouse is launching a Little Golden Book of the Haunted Mansion attraction, complete with cutesy Hitchhiking Ghosts on the cover. It's easy to ge...
01:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Why do Mexican jumping beans jump?
What makes Mexican jumping means jump? The answer is less cute than you may have suspected.Often sold as novelty items and exported worldwide, Mexican jumping beans are actually the seed capsules of a...
01:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Yale professor says she was fired at Alan Dershowitz's behest after criticizing him
Dr. Bandy Lee was on the Psych faculty of Yale University. Lee tweeted critically about Alan Dershowitz, a lawyer to Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein who is himself the target of allegations of sexual...
12:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Prepare for some funky spring dancing with these 10 Earth, Wind & Fire bass lines
With some recent posts on Boing Boing, I discovered that there are a bunch of funkophiles here. So, I thought many of you fellow members of the Mothership might appreciate this recent video two-parter...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing What's this mysterious penis-shaped island in the Pacific Ocean?
According to such reputable sites as The Sun and news.com.au, a 50-year old Michigan woman named Joleen Vultaggio recently "discovered" a big ol' dick while perusing Google Maps. Vultaggio is a self-p...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing Some New Englanders in the 1800s believed that tuberculosis symptoms were caused by the dead
In the 19th century, some New England communities grew so desperate to help victims of tuberculosis that they resorted to a macabre practice: digging up dead relatives and ritually burning their organ...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing The Lord Of The Rings but every time Sam takes a step, he says it's the farthest he's ever been
Granted, it takes about 40 minutes for Sam to take his first step towards Mordor. But I swear the gag is funny.Also, kudos to whoever had the patience to sit there and edit this maddening thing....
02:30 am GMT - Wed, March 24, 2021
BoingBoing This $40 app splits songs into instrumentals and vocal tracks like music magic
In one form or another, music has been a part of the human experience almost from the start. Centuries of singing, playing instruments, and engaging with music have remained remarkably similar from th...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing A Tennessee man lost his winning $1M lottery ticket, then miraculously found it
On March 11, Nick Slatten couldn't believe his luck when he found out he won $1,178,746 on a Tennessee lottery ticket. "I was stunned. I couldn't believe it," he said. "I can't express it. It was some...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Saudi official openly issued death threat to U.N. Khashoggi investigator during meeting with U.N.
An unnamed but high-ranking Saudi official warned the U.N. that it would "take care" of its investigator, Agns Callamard, over her work looking into the disappearance of U.S.-based reporter Jamal Khas...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing A 1970s tutorial on repairing vinyl wood decals for your car
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing This stovetop maker and milk frother can make brilliant espresso for under $40
Espresso fans are not your average everyday coffee drinkers. Baseline java fans, even some of the more religious coffee aficionados, can be fine with many varieties of the bean, even down to an occasi...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Mitch McConnell's boldfaced lie: The filibuster has "no racial history at all. None."
When asked if Republicans will use the filibuster as a tool to make it harder for Black people to vote, Mitch McConnell says with a straight face that the filibuster "has no racial history at all. Non...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing "Never Have I Ever" is a charming dark fantasy story collection from a Filipino perspective
"Spells and stories, urban legends and immigrant tales." That's how Small Beer Press describes Never Have I Ever, the new short story collection from Isabel Yap. And that's accurate.I first discovered...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Disney's 1934 "The Goddess of Spring" tells the tale of Persephone and Hades
The Goddess of Spring was part of the Silly Symphony animated shorts that Walt Disney Productions did in the 1930s. Each film was an animated accompaniment to a piece of music and they were each desig...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Hear the sound of an 18,000 year old musical instrument
OK, it might not sound all that eargasmic, but here is the sound of an 18,000 year old conch shell that researchers have now determined was intentionally carved to be a wind instrument.A team of resea...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Howard Dean gets to the tragic crux of why the cult of Trump exists
Former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean describes the tragic American condition that allowed the cult of Trump to form. "The greatest tragedy of Trump was not his corruption he was certainly the most ...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Hasbro's 'Galactic Snacking Grogu' needs food badly
The most popular character in recent Star Wars storytelling is getting his snack on.Star Wars:This October, Hasbro will release Galactic Snackin' Grogu, a new take on the adorable young alien from The...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing U.K. citizen arrested in Japan for dumping trash in mailbox
There are very few public trashcans in Japan. When I'm out and about in in Japan, I keep a plastic bag in my daypack to store trash. I was so excited to find a trash can in Tokyo that I took a photo o...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A kindergarten teacher takes his students on a virtual field trip to the zoo and they love it
This energetic kindergarten teacher makes the best out of a difficult situation for his young Seattle students who have been cooped up at home during a pandemic school year. Taking them on a virtual f...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing EXCLUSIVE: introducing "The Dusk," a new superhero for dads who realize Batman is not the best role model
At this point, it's become almost a tired Internet joke: Batman is awesome, yes, but he's also practically terrible. A billionaire? Who builds gimmicky weapons to help the cops beat up criminals, inst...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Grogu and Mando minifigs in LEGO 'Trouble on Tatooine'
The new LEGO Trouble on Tatooineis well worth it for Grogu and Mando minifigures. While this 276 piece kit won't eat up hours, those minifigs are gold. The Tusken Raider is cool but Mando's cycler ri...
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch timelapse video of ants devouring a tangerine slice
Temponaut made this time-lapse video of these industrious social insects discovering and disassembling a slice of tangerine over a period of about 40 hours. [Via Nag on the Lake]...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Stray is a new "dogumentary" about the lives of homeless mutts of Istanbul as seen through the animals' eyes
For two years, filmmaker Elizabeth Lo and her crew followed Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartalthree homeless muttsaround the streets of Istanbul. The result is a new "dogumentary" called Stray. The film premie...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Look at this guy play "Tom Sawyer" on a drum kit made from old junk
This reminds me of the enthusiasts in South Asia who make cool looking motorcycles with tiny insect-fumigation engines....
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green does not know what socialism is
Lumber is way over 100% higher than last year. Appliances, windows, siding, and all building supplies are in major shortage & cost are high.This is what happens when the government pays people to...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-masker hilariously digs his own hole after hearing about his own cognitive bias
Nobody should be embarrassed for not being familiar with the Dunning-Kruger effect, the cognitive bias in which the more incompetent or ignorant you are about something, the better or more knowledgeab...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Senator Rounds: Another Republican with an absurd argument against D.C. statehood
The nonsense Republicans are spewing out as arguments against Washington D.C. statehood is priceless. Yesterday morning Rep. Jody Hice (RGA) made the bizarre argument that D.C. could not become a stat...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing How to use the four most common types of welding
I don't know anything about welding, but having a pal around who can tack a couple of pieces of metal together is always handy. A few weeks ago a couple of pieces of metal that were screwed together, ...
03:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Cofferdams are pretty awesome
Ingenuity! Something that always confused me: Cofferdams are temporary while caissons are meant to remain with the construction. ...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a puppy battle the sea
This pupper reminds me of my darling Electra....
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing The MC Hammer handheld electronic game was very strange (and bad)
On the heels of MC Hammer's wildly successful "U Can't Touch This," Tiger Electronics released a handheld videogame where you get to challenge Hammer in a dance-off. Above is a recording of the strang...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Back when Richard Dreyfuss sold the AMC Javelin
The Javelin was AMCs sporty car. The bowl of goldfish excuse works to this day....
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Kitten's mind blows when it discovers it has more than one paw
Kitten realizes he has more than one paw.. pic.twitter.com/bNkk9DOehY— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) March 21, 2021I reacted the same way the day I learned I had four ears....
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Men busted for smuggling gold under their toupes
2.53 24 6 @indiatvnews @ChennaiCustoms @IRS_IN @Delhicustoms pic.twitter.com/qaNwYx1wTx— Abhay parashar (@abhayparashar) March 21, 2021Over the weekend, customs offici...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Mice take Australia
There's an infestation of mice in the rural east of Australia, reports The Guardian, and footage abounds.Lisa Gore from Toowoomba told Guardian Australia her friend stripped the fabric of her armchair...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Sidney Powell's lawsuit defense: no reasonable person would be stupid enough to believe me
Trumpist lawyer Sidney Powell is defending herself against the Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit by claiming "reasonable people would not accept" her statements that Dominion participated in ...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing This affordable Computer Science training is on sale for just $40
You know you've keyed into the right career path when it's being called "the sexiest job of the 21st century." And there's a reason why data science is so, so sexy. It's because with all that data out...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Brief history of the Faery Investigation Society
The Fortean Times posts on the history (and recent revival) of The Faery Investigation Society, "one of the strangest British organisations ever to come into being." You don't have to be a true believ...
11:52 am GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Mitch McConnell and the bridge to filibuster reform
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."This fine collection of work by Mr. Bolling provides...
11:22 am GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing 10 killed in Colorado grocery store shooting
A gunman opened fire in a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado Monday evening, killing at least ten people including the first police officer to arrive at the scene. Boulder Police Chief Mari...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Pixel_Encoder turns video into pixelated low-fi goodness
I chanced across Will Cecil's Pixel_Encoder, an Adobe plugin that renders video in a variety of pixelated styles, and loved its spooky low-fi look. I want this as a browser plugin, applying itself to ...
02:33 am GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon customers love the EarFun Free Pro earbuds and they are now on sale for over 35% off
Earbuds are a surprisingly difficult purchase. If you go for a pair made by a name brand, are you actually paying for the heightened quality of a proven manufacturer, or are you just paying a few doll...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, March 23, 2021
BoingBoing Smoked tri-tip is popular because it is hard to mess up
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jason Weisberger (@jlw)Smoked tri-tip is fast, easy and super flavorful. The short cook time provides a lightly smoked flavor that will...
11:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing A fun parody of Ask a Mortician and Caitlin Doughty's reaction
Olympia, from the YouTube channel, Novympia, did a loving and spot-on parody of everyone's favorite death-positive Internet mortician, Caitlin Doughty.Caitlin responds:Image: YouTube...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing This Pioneer center speaker is the piece to build your entire home theater around
Most of us want an audio setup for our home theater that models itself on the precision sound of a top-flight cinema. Of course, it doesn't take much shopping before the audio novice is floored by ins...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing The same Shiba Inu hilariously keeps botching up her group photos
Yoko lives in Hong Kong with four Shiba Inus, who often pose for incredible group Instagram photos. But more often than not, if one of the pups "botches" the shot at the last second with a yawn, blink...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing That time that Kenner released a torture chamber playset
Who can forget that charming scene in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi when we got to see screaming droids being branded and torn apart in the dungeon beneath Jabba the Huts' palace? Ah, fond memories. L...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Air fryers, pressure cookers, and sous vide makers are now on sale for up to 50% off
Kitchen appliances are like Doritos. You can't stop at just one. There's an almost addictive quality to picking up cool new gadgets that make some aspect of food prep instantly simpler or more efficie...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Push pop fidget toys are the new spinners
These silicone rubber popper discs are like bubble wrap that you can reuse. After popping all of one side, just flip over and start popping again. It's an endless task even Sisyphus would enjoy!...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) against D.C. becoming a state because it's "without a car dealership"
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) does not think D.C. should become a state because, by gum, D.C. doesn't have a car dealership. He made this lofty argument today during the House Oversight and Reform Committee h...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing California to consider buying back private beachfront properties
I am familiar with California using eminent domain to buy up tracks of privately held beachfront property. Prior events were a wave of racist maneuvers to force black residents away from places white ...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Play "Dungeons and Directories" game in your file browser
"Dungeons and Directories" is Tom Mason's "short text adventure game that's played in your file browser." Mason provides detailed build notes at GitHub. I like this quote:In any game, the world is a b...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing California man suspected of delivering dope via drone
Simi Valley, California police are investigating John Piani, 51, of delivering dope via drone. Cops nabbed Piani for suspected dealing of heroin and methamphetamine on Friday. From VC Star:The patrol ...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Terry Boot replaces Peter Foot as Shoe Zone financial director
According to BusinessLive, "Terry Boot has joined the discount retailer, replacing Peter Foot who left last month after just seven months in the role."No word as to why Mary Clog wasn't considered for...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Scary drone footage of a Tesla in autopilot trying to make a left turn
This guy put his Tesla into self-driving mode to see how well it does making a left turn on a busy road. He has a camera in his car and he's also recording the test with a drone overhead. As you can s...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing 1965 commercial for Nestle Quik voices concern over computers stealing jobs
The opening line of dialogue in this 1965 TV commercial for Nestle Quik was, "I see automation displaces labor in your organization, too, Dr. Slump." I'm sure the little kids loved it. Kudos to the cr...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a fish's fantastic escape from its sidewalk prison back to watery safety
I like to think that this that fish escaped down the sewer and made its way back to the freedom of the open seas. One can dream. ...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Astonishing drone footage of Iceland volcano
A small volcano near Reykjavik, Iceland erupted on Friday after 800 years of dormancy. Bjorn Steinbekk piloted his drone right through it. View this post on Instagram A post shared...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Jeanine Pirro cuts off guest praising President Biden and ends interview
Embalmed talking head Jeanine Pirro had had enough factual information on her Fox News segment and abruptly ended the interview with prominent immigration attorney David Leopold as they discussed the ...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing I am in love with this '72 Olds Delta 88 Royale convertible
As comfortable as a living room, this V8 Oldsmobile Delta convertible would be fantastic on a road trip… except for the price of gas.Bring A Trailer:This 1972 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale converti...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing A 7-year-old boy turns basketball dribbling into an amazing performance
Here's a kid with incredible basketball dribbling skills. According to his @ShotsZeke Twitter account, 7-year-old Zeke Vozniak practices basketball and dribbling "day in, day out" and has been at it...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Fecal testing startup in deep sh*t
The founders of the microbiome testing startup uBiome were indicted on multiple federal charges Thursday. According to SF Gate, Zachary Schulz Apte and Jessica Sunshine Richman are accused of "bilkin...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Video tutorial and how to cause your voice to lag in real life
Let Gracie Scullion show you how to make it appear like you are glitching in the spacetime continuum.YouTube:While posting videos onto TikTok in her home in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, Gracie Scullion, 18...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Video tutorial on how to make your voice lag in real life
Let Gracie Scullion show you how to make it appear like you are glitching in the spacetime continuum.YouTube:While posting videos onto TikTok in her home in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, Gracie Scullion, 18...
03:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this large fish escape from a bucket and flop its way to freedom
My question is this: how did the fish know there was a drain on the corner?Image: YouTube...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing More than you ever wanted to know about 'Knight Rider'
Toy Galaxy goes on and on about Glen A. Larson's well loved Knight Rider. ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Reddit "apes" support gorilla conservation
Some Reddit 'apes,' who apparently lack 'diamond hands,' are donating tens of thousands of dollars to The Dian Fosy Gorilla Fund.BBC:"Apes Together Strong" is a popular saying in Reddit's WallStreetBe...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Behind the scenes footage of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano
Also a fun moment of George Lucas holding Grogu....
02:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing This woman's hard work shoveling snow crashes down on her
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Barstool UWYO (@barstoolwyo)We've all had one of these days. A woman labors to make a snow-free path with her shovel when a fresh massi...
01:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Elephant charges after father who breaks into zoo enclosure with 2-year-old daughter
What does a 25-year-old gentleman do when he wants a selfie with an elephant at the San Diego zoo? He breaks into the animal's enclosure with his two-year-old daughter, of course. Unsurprisingly, the...
12:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Ikea France snooped on staff and customers for a decade, say prosecutors
Ikea set up a sprawling surveillance regime employing private detectives and corrupt cops to spy on its own staff and even customers, say prosecutors in France. The company's French subsidiary is goin...
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing David Bowie was slated to play Count Robert Lecter on NBC's Hannibal
Here's a bit of Bowie trivia of which I was unaware. One character from the novels who didn't appear in the Hannibal series is the title character's uncle Count Robert Lecter, who first appeared in...
12:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Adult male "virginity" soars
Virginity is a social construct traditionally used to control young women, but for young men in the last decade, the social construct has haunted them instead. About 27% of men under thirty report tha...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing This bidet seat delivers a positive impact for the environment and your hygiene
In their native country of France, bidets are used by about half of the nation's populace. They're found in more than three-quarters of Japanese homes and businesses. And after becoming part of a fede...
12:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Hamster defends meal from rival
In this harrowing example of nature red in tooth and claw, a hamster defends his meal against the encroachments of another of its kind. </attenborough>P.S. The music is Kero Kero Bonito Flami...
11:55 am GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing What happens to the trash in New York City?
The short answer is that it goes to New Jersey. But what happens in New Jersey is surprisingly interesting. Business Insider: "You don't smell garbage. You smell money"New York City is one of the most...
11:36 am GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing "Cursed" USB device changes behavior depending on which way around the plug is
I've made a Cursed USB-C 2.0 device. It behaves differently based on the orientation of the plug. pic.twitter.com/8Ko66wPuV2— Pim de Groot (@mifune) March 21, 2021Mechanical engineer Pim de Groo...
11:27 am GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Truck has problem in Arkansas police dashcam footage
Police dashcam in Arkansas captures a strange sight pic.twitter.com/OkW7ArJt4B— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) March 20, 2021Forgive the clickbait headline, but I don't want to ruin this...
11:23 am GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing Adam Savage responds to the concept of "No basis in science"
In a Q&A on Tested, after someone asked about busting myths on MythBusters that "have no basis in science," Adam uses the opportunity to talk about how such a question itself has no basis in scien...
02:39 am GMT - Mon, March 22, 2021
BoingBoing These quick-dry paint pens explode with color to create indelible art
Sometimes, art is transitory and of-the-moment. It comes, it goes, and everyone moves on. Other times, an artist wants to make sure to leave their mark forever. That's where paint pens come in. While ...
11:04 pm GMT - Sun, March 21, 2021
BoingBoing On The Tonight Show, John Oliver asks Alexa: "How bad are Amazon working conditions?"
Last Monday night, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, while playing a word guessing game with an Amazon Alexa, guest John Oliver first told the snoopy AI to: "Speak from your heart, Alexa, your ro...
06:20 pm GMT - Sun, March 21, 2021
BoingBoing Call of Cicada, Brood X from the POV of a brood-member
If you live in a region of the world with cicadas, you are likely intimately familiar with the sights and sounds of these weird and wonderful tree bugs. If you live in a region of the east coast of th...
02:37 am GMT - Sun, March 21, 2021
BoingBoing PocketGuitar packs the playing power of a real guitar in the size of a guitar pick
We used to just laugh at those wannabe guitar gods playing air guitar in public. On a bus, in a restaurant, or just walking down the street, seeing someone pluck strings on an instrument that isn't re...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 20, 2021
BoingBoing These 10 cat accessory deals should make your feline and you happy
You heard it from your mom or dad when you were a kid and like much of what your parents told you back then, it's 100 percent true. Animals are a big responsibility.Of course, we all appreciate the c...
07:55 pm GMT - Sat, March 20, 2021
BoingBoing Get your own Jewish Space Laser control panel
Concord Aerospace, makers of flight simulators and aircraft and space memorabilia, have released the activation panel we've all been waiting for. Now, you and your Rothschild/Soros/Illuminati cabal ca...
03:19 pm GMT - Sat, March 20, 2021
BoingBoing The Silent Suffering of the Asian-American
Growing up mixed race, a comment on my ethnicity would often be one of the first things people said to me. It didn't matter where I was school, the grocery store, sports practice, a restaurant peopl...
01:07 pm GMT - Sat, March 20, 2021
BoingBoing Insiders, sources and palsthe dubious origins of this week's tawdry tabloids
"Don't blame us – we didn't invent this shit!"That seems to be the subtext behind a recent phenomenon in the 'National Enquirer' to follow many of its story headlines with a small-print attribut...
01:03 pm GMT - Sat, March 20, 2021
BoingBoing Ten of the most-paused moments in Star Trek
OK, calm down. This video claiming "the most" paused moments of the Star Trek franchise isn't just those moments where they cranked the sexy to 11. Besides Dax in an original series mini on Deep Space...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 20, 2021
BoingBoing Want to learn robotics with microcontrollers? These training courses explain it all
Microcontrollers are among the most crucial building blocks in all electronics and programming. From computers and phones to appliances, timers, and vending machines, a Peripheral Interface Controller...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, March 20, 2021
BoingBoing Whether it's PMP, Agile, or Six Sigma, these project management courses explain it all
For all of its intricacies and the myriad of methodologies, project management really isn't all that complicated. An employer needs a complex task handled and the mission of the project manager is ju...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this new "Killer Queen" parody and then plan to get vaccinated!
Two weeks ago, comedian Heather Gardner's parody song "Bad Faith" was hilarious a twist on George Michael's "Faith" that poked fun at all the gibberish coming out of Tucker Carlson's mouth. This week...
09:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Rep. Jimmy Gomez introduces resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene
I believe some of my @HouseGOP colleagues and one in particular wish harm upon this legislative body.I won't watch @RepMTG threaten our democracy and do nothing.Today, I formally introduced a resolu...
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this black cat play horror movie music on a keyboard
This is Mitzi the cat. Better hope she doesn't cross your path, John Carpenter. ...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing This is butterfly porn
Every year, Monarch butterflies travel 3,000 miles from Canada and the norther United States to Central Mexico's Oyamel fir forests. Once they arrive, they rest until Spring. Then…. it's time to...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing The BarkingMat is the smart dog trainer that actually helps your dog train you
Training a puppy to handle their business is usually as fraught with anxiety as toilet training an actual child. Between the constant trips outside, the inevitable accidents, and the heightened stress...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing This dancing mantis is as stunning as nature gets
This delicate target mantis is showing off the bold design on its wings to appear larger than life, and, according to photographer Martin French, "does its own unique dance to go with the defense disp...
07:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Get a plunger with a horizontal grip
Years ago, I accidentally bought a toilet plunger with a horizontal grip. I'm glad I did because it's so much easier to use. It's also important to get a plunger with a flange for unclogging toilets (...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this scammer get glitterbombed and then arrested
Professional glitterbomber Mark Rober did some detective work to track down a massive U.S.-India scammer ring. He explains how this kind of scammer preys on people and tricks them into sending over $1...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Arctic Shipping Routes are melting early. It's good for trade, but not the planet.
The Northern Sea Route along the Bering Route has typically been open for passage from July to November. The rest of the year, the Arctic ice is just too thick for any ships to pass. In 2020, a Russia...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Assistant Principal accused of electing her own daughter homecoming queen
This kind of behavior never seems to work out.Yakima Herald:An assistant principal at an elementary school is accused of accessing the school district's internal system to cast fraudulent votes for he...
05:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Prince play basketball
Prince just hitting a quick jumper mid concert pic.twitter.com/iyvAdgj4XM— (@freezep0p) March 18, 2021No surprise that Prince would play basketball with plenty of soul and style. His love of t...
05:24 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing This is the happiest country in the world
According to the annual World Happiness Report, the happiest country in the world is still Finland! It's the Nordic country's fourth year in the top spot. The United States is 19th in the ranking with...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Ask Adam Savage: plane on a conveyor belt controversy
A plane is on a giant conveyor belt, which is moving in the opposite direction that the plane is pointed. Will the plan take off, no matter how fast the conveyor belt is moving? Adam Savage explains w...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing A new neuroscience book argues that our brains aren't computers they're the internet
It's not uncommon to hear people talk about their brains in computer terms. "I'm crashing." "I need to reboot." "I'm processing." "That's just how I'm programmed." It's not just a casual linguistic mo...
04:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Speedrider takes a thrilling ride while trying out new tricks
Q: What do you get when you mix paragliding and freeskiing? A: Valentine Delluc, a speedriding champ who started paragliding at age 11 and free-skiing at age 13. Deluc tries out new tricks at a desert...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing NASCAR dogs to sniff out COVID at speedway
NASCAR will try using trained dogs to screen for COVID at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. Interestingly, the dogs won't be sniffing around drivers or any of the limited number of fans permitted ...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Chimp enjoys a soapy shower, then brushes teeth before bedtime kiss
This isn't the first time this chimp has gone through this bedtime routine. First a hot soapy shower, then he puts on his underwear, then he brushes his teeth, combs his fur, and crawls into bed. He h...
04:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing United passenger tried to bite off ear of seatmate
When John Yurkovich (45) boarded a United flight from Newark, New Jersey to Miami, he probably didn't expect he'd be landing in North Carolina instead, facedown on the floor with his hands tied behind...
03:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing District Attorney sneaks out of work to deliver DoorDash
Bucks County Assistant District Attorney Gregg Shore has been demoted to Deputy ADA, after being caught delivering DoorDash orders while on the county's time.HuffPo:Bucks County District Attorney Matt...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing A drunk off-duty cop who violently attacked a woman in the street gets no jail time
West Midlands Police Oliver Banfield was drunk when he grabbed his victim around the neck on a dark street, according to The Mirror. He used restraint techniques he'd learned in police training to put...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene (again) while the House pushes to expel her
This morning at 1:00am EST, Twitter once again suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) for 12 hours (the first time was in January for spreading toxic lies). On Greene's Parler acc...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Hannity spotted vaping coming back from break
The blockhead Sean Hannity was caught unawares last night coming back from commercial break. With his grandpa reading glasses askew and vaping like a teen in a high school bathroom he jolted back to c...
03:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing This delightful children's book offers a refreshing look at life with ADHD
There's not a lot of ADHD representation in the world; I know, because I have ADHD, and I can count on two hands the number of times I've encountered a book or movie or other form of media that actual...
02:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Son of "All My Children" star charged in Capitol Riot
The son of a well-known soap opera star was charged with multiple offenses during the riot of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Elias Irizarry (19) is the son of Vincent Irizarry, who played Dr. David Ha...
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing How to make money fast in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online
This post sponsored by El Dorado Gaming.If you've ever bought any keys for Rockstar games, you would know how important money is in their games. Take, for instance, GTA Online, where if you know how t...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Statue of Trump kicked out of Texas wax museum after visitors repeatedly vandalize it
Donald Trump didn't fare too well at a wax museum in San Antonio, Texas. He was constantly punched by visitors, as well as gouged, left with"deep, cathartic scratches to the face," according to KLUV r...
01:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Children's court judge jailed on child pornography charges
Milwaukee County Children's Court judge Brett Blomme was arrested Tuesday and charged with 7 counts of possessing child pornography. Blomme spent the night in jail, and was prohibited from using socia...
01:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Cop quits after home camera shows he lied about confrontation with driver
Colt Black, a police officer in Lake Wales, Florida, arrested driver Chris Cordero after a traffic stop and claimed in his report that Cordero "charged" at him with closed fists. Fortunately for Cord...
01:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing FBI releases spectacular footage of Capitol riot
Describing the contents as "egregious" attacks on law enforcement, the FBI has released new video from the Jan. 6 riot in D.C., which saw Trump supporters sack the U.S. Capitol and led to five deaths....
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Omagles makes construction and STEM training child's play with over 200 pieces to play with
It usually starts small with things like building blocks or Legos, but before too long, a child's imagination kicks in and small projects start turning into bigger projects. Eventually, the visio...
12:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Perseverance rover's Ingenuity helicopter readies for takeoff
NASA's martian rover Perseverance is about to give birth to a 4 pound drone from its metal belly.The $85 million rotocraft, called Ingenuity, could pioneer a new approach to exploring other planets. T...
12:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Kermit the Frog is done with little girl's nonsense
In one of the cutest Sesame Street classic videos a young girl trolls Kermit the Frog while singing the "ABC's" song, by arbitrarily saying "Cookie Monster" instead of letters. With some editing we s...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, March 19, 2021
BoingBoing Get a 1-year Sam's Club membership and another to give to a friend for 60% off
Between the rapid approach of spring and the arrival of the COVID vaccine, most of us are already mentally crafting our lists of everything we're anxious to do over the next few months. Whether it's s...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Take a strange trip through r/QuarterLand, if you dare
Exploring r/QuarterLand feels like drifting off into a fever dream, one that veers into a full-on nightmare at times. The subreddit's demented community of 4,000 people (which I admit, I am a part of)...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Another fun Jen Psaki moment when asked if Biden regretted calling Putin a killer
When a reporter asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki, "Does President Biden regret calling Vladimir Putin a killer" I suspect he thought he'd be the first to finally catch her with a "gotcha" question. But...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing PocketDrum turns your air drumming into the full sound of a pounding drum kit
What do Phil Collins, Dave Grohl, Don Henley, and Levon Helm all have in common? They were all renowned drummers who decided to step out from behind the drum kit and handle lead vocals in their respec...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Look at this pink Arduino clone my daughter bought
My daughter just showed me this cute Arduino Uno clone she bought on eBay for $11. It's called the "Jenny." They also have a "Geek Duck" model....
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Portable solid state drives are so cute!
I bought a Samsung T7 1TB SSD last week and was surprised at how much smaller it is than a portable disk drive. Not only is it adorably cute, but it's also ridiculously faster than a disk drive. I'll ...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing New Hulu series about cannabis, murder and Bigfoot
Sasquatch is a new three-part documentary series investigating a series of strange murders Northern California's infamous "Emerald Triangle" where cannabis farming is serious business and people myste...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Astonishing photos of huge ships mysteriously floating in the air above UK seas
A second 'floating ship' has been spotted! Remember to always stop, check, question before deciding whether something that you see online is real! @guardianhave explained how a superior mirage works ...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing A 76-year-old Asian woman fights off a 39-year-old attacker, sending him to the hospital
On Wednesday, while a 76-year-old Asian woman was waiting to cross the street in San Francisco, she was punched in the face by a 39-year-old man. But Xiao Zhen Xie acted quickly when she spotted a two...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Canada investigating a cluster of 42 cases of a mad cow-like brain disease
Radio-Canada obtained a memo from the office of the chief medical officer of health to the New Brunswick Medical Society that "notes the existence of a cluster of 42 cases of a progressive neurologica...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Phone app can figure out the shape of your house key by listening to you use it
Acoustic cryptanalysis the a kind of security attack made possible by analyzing the sounds of a computer or other device, like reconstructing printouts from the noise of print heads or determining wha...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this delightful deep dive into the wonderful world of hinges
Maker and explainer Tim Hunkin released the third video in his "Secret Life of Components" series. This time, he's looking at hinges: door hinges, hinges for prototypes, cupboard hinges, kitchen cabin...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing On Dick Cavett Show Rod Serling discusses his lack of creative control on Night Gallery (1972)
In a fascinating 1972 Dick Cavett Show interview, Rod Serling dispels the media perception of him as being depressed ("I'm not depressed. I don't have that massive an ego that I run around pre-occupie...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Star Wars' Jaxxon the butt-kicking bunny now a black series figure
Fans of Star Wars comics may remember Jaxxon, the hilarious green butt-kicking rabbit. Jaxxon is being released as part of a special run of Hasbro Black Series figures. Maybe Jaxxon will replace Cara...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Trump supporters turn against him for promoting vaccine: He's a "New York liberal"
Ninety-two percent of voters in Boise City, Oklahoma voted for Trump in the last election. But now that Trump has joined other godless commie former presidents in a brainwashing campaign to trick peop...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this athletic cat hit every ping pong ball that flies over the net
Quincy the cat, a ping pong-pro in the making, already plays better than I do, even when I'm holding a paddle! ...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing A surfer finds his lost board 4 years later, 1,700 miles away
In 2017, surfer Danny Griffiths lost his "favorite big wave board" while surfing a huge wave in Tasmania. "There were about five of us surfing, and on my very last wave, I had to jump off at the end a...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing 12 GOP members voted not to honor Capitol police for protecting Congress during Jan 6 overthrow attempt
A bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to all Capitol police officers WHO protected Congress from right-wing terrorists who stormed the Capitol on January 6 passed 413-12. The twelve who voted agai...
02:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the incredible sales video for Rockwell Automation's Retroencabulator
This 1997 pitch for Rockwell Automation's Retroencabulator makes me feel like an idiot for not already owning one. The technology improves upon a 1944 machine called the turboencabulator:The original ...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing How color correction in movies reinforces racial stereotypes
From Mashable:It's not just in your head. We talked to filmmakers, colorists, and pop culture experts about why Hollywood keeps using weird color filters to depict certain countries. Pair this wi...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to what it sounds like to drive on Mars
NASA released a collection of audio clips above that were recorded by the Mars Perseverance rover as it tooled around the Red Planet last week. Actually, it traveled about 90 feet at 0.1 miles per hou...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing The correct pronunciation of German camera stuff
The migration from text to video brings with it a problem for English-speaking camera geeks: how do you say Schneider Kreuznach or Voigtlnder? And Zeiss rhymes with "piece", right? It's pronounced "La...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Trevor Noah on Atlanta spa mass shooting: "Don't tell me this had nothing to do with race"
Trevor Noah tucks away all humor to respond to the messaging of the Atlanta massage spa shooter who killed eight people, including six who were of Asian descent. The shooter is claiming he is not a ra...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Marilyn Hartman, stowaway extraordinaire, arrested for 22nd time
How is there not a movie about this woman??69-year-old Marilyn Hartman was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday, just two weeks after a plea deal for a previously attempted st...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Pandemic great for cybersex
The Covid pandemic's been great news for cybersex aficionados, reports Reuters' Stuart McDill, who profiles experience designer Angelina Aleksandrovich.Aleksandrovich runs a collective called Raspberr...
01:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Earliest known diving suit, the "Old Gentleman of Raahe", used in the 1700's
With a face that may well visit your nightmares this evening, this 18th century monstrosity, affectionately named the "Old Gentleman" is the oldest surviving diving suit in the world. Made from leathe...
12:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing The Lover app could revolutionize your sex life in the best ways possible
We realize this is a touchy subject, but we want to talk about your sex life. We all get that it's a tough topic to talk about. But the numbers show an increasing percentage of people, particularly yo...
12:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing FCC fines Texas robocallers record $225m
My phone is nearly useless: dozens of scam calls daily about car warranties and Microsoft hacks and my myriad of crimes, press 1 or go to jail. So all calls are silenced and I swipe through voicemail ...
11:48 am GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Wrecked rally car repaired in half an hour
If you think changing a set of tires in 1.82 seconds is amazing, wait until you see an absolutely wrecked Citron restored to racing shape in 32 minutes. If you just want a nice tl;dw version of how th...
11:29 am GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Maker Music Festival, a virtual gathering of musical makers from around the world, May 15-16
In 2018, Sherry Huss (sometimes called the mother of the maker movement) and artist and musician, Joe Szuecs, held an event, the Maker Music Festival, in Sebastopol, CA. The event was designed to cele...
11:28 am GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Who remembers S&H Green Stamps?
When I was a kid, I was fascinated by S&H Green Stamps. These were little official-looking black and green stamps that were given out at grocery stores and other retailers, gas stations, even insi...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Music theorist breaks down the beautiful noise and angry of NIN's "Wish"
I watch a lot of music theory and song deconstruction videos. I recently discovered Ixi (like Pixie minus the "p") and am hooked. Ixi is a musician and music theorist living in Austin, TX. One of the ...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Music theorist breaks down the beautiful noise and anger of NIN's "Wish"
I watch a lot of music theory and song deconstruction videos. I recently discovered Ixi (like Pixie minus the "p") and am hooked. Ixi is a musician and music theorist living in Austin, TX. One of the ...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing The SuperCap 2 is the vehicle jump starter that absolutely never fails
Keeping a jump starter in your car or truck always feels like a brilliantly resourceful way to ensure you're never stranded in the middle of nowhere with a dead battery.In many cases, it actually is b...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, March 18, 2021
BoingBoing Particle introduces a new free cellular IoT platform
My friend Zach Supalla is the founder of Particle, which makes easy-to-use, inexpensive Internet of Things hardware for enthusiasts and professionals. For years, one of the sticking points for IoT has...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing David Cross on how much America actually sucks
In an effort to counteract the impact that right-wing Prager University videos have on YouTube viewers, the think tank, The Gravel Institute, has started producing similar types of videos from a lefty...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Take a look at the first Lucky Charms TV commercials from 1964
Here are two of the earliest TV commercials for Lucky Charms cereal, which were broadcast in 1964. Although these ads were made before General Mills had made the breakfast cereal practically synonymou...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Build the perfect resume with this complete get-a-job package
While the U.S. job market has certainly improved since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're still a long way from back to normal. There were 9.5 million fewer American jobs available...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Great deal on a set of 6 small Craftsman screwdrivers
This 6-pack of Philips and flathead drivers for small screws is on sale for cheap at Amazon. Here's what you get:1 flathead 1/16" diameter, 1 3/4" length1 flathead 5/64", 2"1 flathead 3/32", 2 1/4"1 P...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Apple silicon app compatibility guides
isapplesiliconready.com and Does It Arm are nice simple sites that track whether MacOS apps have been updated to run natively on Apple's own processors, and wether they work under emulation.I've found...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Donkey keeps steer away from his food bin with expert back-kicks
When Wallace, a large steer in Australia, gets too close to this donkey's grub, the donkey wards him off with some fancy footwork. No one's gonna mess with this donkey's meal! View this post ...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Plastover: celebrate Passover by giving up single-use plastic
For the eight days of Passover, many observant Jews avoid chametz, food with leavening agents like bread. This year, my friends at the the Jewish arts and culture nonprofit Reboot are calling for peop...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these Lucha Libre wrestlers mask the unmasked
Luchadores are always awesome. These wrestlers are playfully giving the maskless free masks in Mexico City!...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing EU court bans French hunters from gluing birds to trees
Chasse la gluis an old French hunting method in which the hunters coat branches in sticky lime to trap live birds. Above, a 16th engraving titled Chasse de la grive la glu ("glue thrush hunting"). E...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Billy Dare, in "Third Person Omniscient Narrator"
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 ...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Which 'Sergio Valente' jingle was your favorite?
UH, oh! Sergio!I remember an ad for Sergio Valente 'Action Slacks' but can't find it....
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Sheriff on suspect who killed 8 women: "yesterday was a really bad day for him"
Robert Aaron Long, 21, allegedly killed 8 women at three spas in and around Atlanta before giving himself up to authorities. Six of the victims are Asian women. Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee Count...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing The strange psychological phenomenon that explains why people hate cyclists
I first heard the term "Fundamental Attribution Error" in 2014, in a Medium post that was going around some bicycling social circles. The author, Carl Alviani, pointed to the tendency of people espec...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Christian dad's speech to lawmakers about his changed view on transgender daughter
Missouri dad, Brandon Boulware, who describes himself as a lifelong Missourian, business lawyer, Christian, and son of a Methodist minister, says he didn't at first understand or accept the fact that ...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing This app makes it easy to see the International Space Station fly by
Last night I was watching the first episode of The One with Carla, when I got a text message from my friend Todd:I installed ISS Detector (free for Android and Apple) and Carla and I stepped into the ...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Corned beef and cabbage in the Instant Pot is so easy
I had a feeling there wasn't much to corned beef in an instant pot…There is no shortage of videos on the YouTubes to will instruct you in making corned beef and cabbage. It is beyond easy and ba...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Download these free plans to build a $35,000 DIY house
A little while back, I wrote a review of the film Herself, an incredibly powerful story about a mother who escapes an abusive house and struggles to find a new home for her and her daughters. In the m...
04:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch alleged abuser fire his lawyer in Zoom hearing: "he's a bum ass dude!"
Remember the alleged domestic assaulter who was discovered to be in the same house as his victim during a Zoom court hearing? Here's a new video in which Coby James Harris fires his lawyers and has a ...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing The results of legalizing marijuana are good
Current issue of NPR's Planet Money shares a long laundry list of benefits from legalizing marijuana.…Legalization has created jobs. Lots of jobs A new report by Leafly and Whitney Economics fi...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Incredible cell-phone video of a fireworks explosion from a California home
A house in Ontario, California, known for its "year-round" explosions of illegal fireworks, according to ABC7, was the site of a massive fireworks explosion Tuesday that shook the neighborhood. At lea...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Chase down a chicken in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6
I love the absurdism of Fortnite, and the gameplay. This new season brings some absolutely unintelligible bullshit about the backstory and a lot of weapons system changes.There are new weapon upgrade ...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a bonobo and Peter Gabriel make music together
"We can use data analysis and technology tools to give non-humans a lot more choice and control," the former Genesis frontman, dressed in his signature Nehru-style collar shirt and loose, open waistco...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Adobe goes ballistic over a tweet linking to a 27-year-old version of Acrobat Reader
I have just received a DMCA takedown notice on this. https://t.co/keMriw2I1Z— @mikko (@mikko) March 11, 2021After receiving a DCMA takedown request, Twitter suspended a bot account that had a li...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing If all the fun stuff happened at school the one day you were sick, this comedy sketch is for you
The the latest comedy sketch by the brothers behind Fairbairn Films is a humorous reminder of the days you skipped boring school only to realize you missed the most exciting day ever (e.g., a kid pun...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing How Twine revived interactive fiction
At The Verge, Adi Robertson posted Text Adventures: How Twine Remade Gaming, a detailed look at how the world's most accessible game development tool revived the classic text adventure and gave birth ...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the sounds of someone just standing silently
Field Recordings is a podcast produced by BBC radio producer Eleanor McDowall who solicits short recordings of sounds in fields or pretty much anywhere someone would like to stand silently for someti...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Texas diner will add $50 to bill of any patron who needs to be told to wear a mask
There's a new sign in the window of Legends Diner in Denton, Texas. It reads: "Our new surcharge. $50 if I have to explain why masks are mandatory" and "$75 if I have to hear why you disagree…"...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Wisconsin State Senate: Rush Limbaugh good, Black History Month bad
The Wisconsin State Senate made its priorities clear yesterday when it passed a resolution to honor racist Rush Limbaugh and failed to pass one recognizing Black History Month.Robin Vos, Speakerof the...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man poses as Wu-Tang Clan member to scam fancy hotels out of $300k in free services
A judge sentenced Crestview, Florida man Aaron Barnes-Burpo, 29, to seven years in prison for pretending to be part of the Wu-Tang Clan and scamming hotels for free services. From WSBTV:"For several w...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Florida school asst. principal and daughter charged with computer crimes to get the girl elected homecoming queen
Finally, a story of a real fraudulent election! In Pensacola, Florida, Bellview Elementary School assistant principal Laura Rose Carroll, 50, and her 17-year-old daughter were arrested for accessing t...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing What it's like to use the Internet in Cuba
The American education system tends to limit its focus on Cuba to the Bay of Pigs, and a general handwave towards the vaguely-defined evils of communism and Castro. The reality of Cuban life since JFK...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing TikTok users just re-discovered the CIA's telepathic time travel documents
Back in 2003, the CIA de-classified the documents relating to its 1983 astral projection project, also known as the Gateway Experience. IFL Science sums it up pretty well:The technique, called the Gat...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing The history of the little-known, short-lived "pocket records" format
This Techmoan video looks into a little-known record format from the 1960s, the under-4" 45 RPM flexi-disc known as a Hip Pocket Record or a Pocket Disc. The format was an attempt at targeting the gro...
01:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Secrets of the world's most famous women-only hotel
Through most of the 20th century, the Barbizon Hotel in Manhattan was a place where single women, mostly those new to New York City, could live in safety. Historian Paulina Bren has published a book o...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Give your static desk the health benefits of a standing desk with this desk converter
If you've packed on a pound or two over the past 12 months, don't beat yourself up over it. With so many people moving no further than from their bedroom to their home office to clock in their eight h...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Evidence of "character identification" found in the brains of Game of Thrones fans
If you're someone who gets easily immersed in fictional worlds, you're probably more likely to take on the traits of fictional characters. Researchers at Ohio State surveyed "Game of Thrones" fan...
12:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing 8 killed in shootings at Atlanta-area spas
Eight people are dead and a suspect is in custody after shootings at three separate spas in Georgia, reports CNN. Robert Aaron Long, 21, was identified in camera footage at each location, police say. ...
12:42 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing California bans "dark pattern" designs intended to trick website users
Dark patterns are manipulative or deceptive interface designs that result in unintended outcomes such as recurring subscriptions, oversharing personal information, or making it impossible to close an ...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing This AI neural network writes college essays better than students
Since time immemorial, many students have invoked cliches to compose the most terrible essays. Maybe the GPT-3 text generator can help them. It certainly can't do any worse, right?From The Next Web:[E...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Japan's Supreme Court rules ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional
Reuters:JAPAN'S SAPPORO DISTRICT COURT RULES THAT SAME-SEX COUPLES NOT BEING ABLE TO MARRY IS 'UNCONSTITUTIONAL' – KYODODon't plan the ceremony just yet; the legislative wheels turn slowly in Ja...
12:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing 3D-printed thumbdrive looks like tiny graphics card
On Reddit, u/liluberninjadl posted this tiny 3D-printed GPU which, on close inspection, turns out to be a thumbdrive. You won't be mining or gamering with it, but isn't it adorable?...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Whatever happened to Disneyland's all-plastic House of the Future?
This Park Ride History piece looks at the inception, decade-long lifespan, and eventual demise of Monsanto's House of the Future which premiered at Disneyland in 1957.See a video tour of the home in i...
12:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing In the 1800s, France, England, and the United States each undertook to move a massive Egyptian obelisk
In the 19th century, France, England, and the United States each set out to bring home an Egyptian obelisk. But each obelisk weighed hundreds of tons, and the techniques of moving them had long been f...
12:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing The village that will soon crumble into the sea
Covehithe is a village on the coast of Suffolk in the UK. It's been there a thousand years, but is doomed to be completely washed away by the sea somewhere between thirty and eighty years from now. Th...
10:41 am GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing Thunderbolt is the fastest connection protocol around here's how to quadruple your Thunderbolt ports
The minute you take your brand new computer out of the box, the clock starts ticking. It might be five years. It might be three years. It could only be a year or two if you got a lemon. But, rest assu...
02:35 am GMT - Wed, March 17, 2021
BoingBoing This ozone sprayer cleans, disinfects, and sanitizes without toxic chemicals
Bleach. Drain cleaners. Carpet and upholstery cleaners. Ammonia. Air fresheners. In addition to their use cleaning up, swiping down and generally disinfecting each and every surface in your home, what...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: 'The Last Cruise' trailer about Covid's deadly Diamond Princess outbreak looks terrifying
On January 20, 2020, When Covid-19 was in its infancy stage, a Diamond Princess cruise ship carrying 3,711 people (2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew members) departed from Yokohama, Japan. The cruise, w...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this wacky 80s news clip about Irish bootleggers
Poitn is another name for what's essentially Irish moonshine un-aged liquor made from wheat and rye, boiled in a pot still. The rare auld mountain dew, as it's sometimes know, is the stuff of folklor...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing MOUSE EARS! Does Mickey Mouse regularly use a Ring Modulator to sneak onto Air Force One?
The proof they don't want you to see: A completely undoctored photo of Air Force One from last month shows clear signs of Mouse Ears infiltration.Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delive...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing This Klipsch home theater surround sound system is on sale for over 50% off
Home theater setups have changed a lot over the past few decades. Back in the last century, the bigger-is-better aesthetic ruled, with giant speakers, grand equalizer and audio decoding units, and sub...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing The stories behind 15 pasta shapes
While it's not true that pasta first came to Italy from China with Marco Polo, it did travel across the world due to its portability. It was in Italy that pasta was made into an art form, and there ar...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Former pro wrestler, Mad Maxine, profiled in The Washington Post
I was thrilled to see my old friend Jeannine Mjoseth, aka Mad Maxine, get a profile in The Washington Post. Jeannine has just published a semi-autobiographical novel about her life in wrestling, The C...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Someone invented a "Safe Space Desk" for school shootings.
From Fox8 Mississippi:Serving 20 years in law enforcement, four of those years as a school and research officer in Hancock County, [Todd] Drummond grew to love protecting school children. He retired i...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing A fascinating look at Nordic folk bands who make instruments from human bones
The Guardian has a great new article on the rise of "dark Nordic folk" modern bands that take a more shamanistic approach to their instrumentation, subject matter, and performance. Mostly, I'm sharin...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Tragically, a meager 5% of Northern California's lush kelp forests survive
California's kelp forests are as impressive as our redwoods. Diving in a kelp forest is enchanting, the ecosystem is amazingly beautiful. In Northern California, it may be a forgotten memory.Smithsoni...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Chicago tricked residents by 'canceling' annual green river, then surprised them
To avoid huge crowds during a still contagious Covid pandemic, Chicago pulled a fast one on its residents. They announced that there would be no green Chicago River running through the city honoring S...
06:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing "What if you could grow a building from a seed?" Watch this animation about X, the moonshot factory
What if your pants could help you up the stairs? What if you could grow a building from a seed? What if a swimming pool could power the entire planet? These are some of the far out but feasible "moons...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Trevor Noah on Gov. Cuomo's refusal to resign
Noah walks us through what little of Gov. Cuomo's logic he can follow. ...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene's ugly comment about a woman in a hijab resurfaces
Many of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (Q-GA) racist or just plain bullying and hateful Facebook posts have been deleted, or buried so far down people who didn't know who she was in 2019 never saw them...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Could this meeting be a zoom? A Twitter poem
Ask yourself:Could this meeting be a zoom?Could this zoom be a phone call?Could this phone call be an email?Could this email be a text?Could this text be unsent?Could we in silence retreat to the fore...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing People are selling Moderna COVID-19 vaccine bottles on eBay. They're empty though.
People are selling empty Moderna vaccine bottles on eBay. Current "Buy it Now" prices range from $22 to $75. One bottle sold there for $282 at auction but that was back in January. I suppose it's an i...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Gentleman delivering food sits on porch and eats it instead
A gentleman delivering a DoorDash meal decided to eat it instead. Caught on a security camera, the Virgina man fishes around in the large to-go bag for quite a while until he finds what he's looking f...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Uber cougher faces 20 years in prison
Arna Kimiai (24), aka the Uber Cougher, faces charges that could keep her locked up for 20 years. Last week Kimiai was recorded by her Uber driver ripping off his mask, coughing on him, and grabbing h...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing A crystal ball started this home fire
According to the Delton, Wisconsin fire department, a home fire last week was sparked by a crystal ball on a table in the living room. As none of the residents or responders were injured, I feel more ...
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Ted Cruz's weird defense of Tucker Carlson has Twitter in stitches
Shameless Ted Cruz is once again getting teased for being a sanctimonious hypocrite. This time, the senator from Texas issued a demand that top military brass come to him, heads lowered and hats in ha...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Another skier chased by bear, this one relentless, baring teeth
This isn't the same video of the brown bear chasing a skier that we posted in January, but it's at the same spot in Romania the Predeal Ski Resort and this time the chase is a lot more intense. As th...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing New life for the free Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction
In the early 2000s, lexicographer Jesse Sheidlower, an editor at the Oxford English Dictionary, managed an internal side project to create an online Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction that would...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy arrested for refusing to wear mask in court
Last year narcissistic attention-seeker Ammon Bundy was arrested for trespassing at the Idaho Statehouse and resisting arrest charges after he refused to get out of a swivel chair and had to be wheele...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Incredible sound imitator Michael Winslow (Police Academy) performs Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"
The real star of the 1980 Police Academy films was Michael Winslow aka "The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects." (See below.) Sound imitation is truly his life's work and there is nobody better. Above, Winsl...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Perhaps Australia will dynamite this dead beached whale
They restored the famous film of a dead whale being dynamited on an Oregon beach, but now we have an opportunity to make the same mistake again in glorious 8K at 1000 frames per second. "You are walki...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing How to escape Zooms with this funny tool for self-sabotaging your audio
Zoom Escaper, created by Sam Lavigne, is a digital tool for self-sabotaging your audio during Zoom calls "making your presence unbearable to others." Some of the audio effects you can mix into your Zo...
02:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Selection of most cursed Wombos
The Verge's James Vincent collects some of the most mesmerizingly horrible Wombos, the low-fi deepfake singalongs that took Twitter by storm for about three hours over the weekend.My favorite didn't m...
01:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing The wisdom of Banacek
Benacek was a U.S. detective show that ran from 1972 to 1974, starring George Peppard as the eponymous gumshoe. The show was not a classic, and Peppard quit after two seasons because he didn't want th...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Get expert advice on how to wisely invest in Cryptocurrency with this training bundle
If you've ever watched the Showtime drama, Billions, then you're already familiar with that unique brand of Wall Street insider known as a quant. Short for quantitative trader, they're a new breed of ...
12:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Shrooms decriminalized in Washington D.C. as of today
Magic Mushrooms and other psychedelic stuffs are decriminalized in Washington D.C. as of today. The Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020, passed last year with overwhelming support, goes in...
12:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Bond and Alien star Yaphet Kotto dead at 81
Yaphet Kotto, known for his performances in Alien, Live and Let Die and Homicide: Life on the Street (and for turning down the role of Jean Luc Picard) is dead at 81.Kotto's wife, Tessie Sinahon, firs...
12:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Fuzzy white fungus eats spiders alive but it's not cordyceps
When people talk about crazy zombie fungi that hijack bug bodies, they're usually talking about cordyceps. I recently learned about this similar fungal pathogen that lives in dank basement and likes t...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Russian makers build full-size Mandalorian Razor Crest
A group of Russian cosplayers and makers from Siberia have built a full-size wooden replica of the Mandalorian's Razor Crest from the popular Star Wars series. The ship weighs over a ton, is 14 meters...
11:37 am GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing The Secret Life of Components the LED
Earlier this month, Mark excitedly posted about our ol' Make: pal, Tim Hunkin's new YouTube series, The Secret Life of Components. The second video in that series, on LEDs, is now up and it's as wonde...
02:09 am GMT - Tue, March 16, 2021
BoingBoing Knock out all your household jobs with this 47-piece electric screwdriver set
Screwdrivers are like wrenches. You could have literally dozens of 'em in your tool kit and still not find the exact one you're looking for and need. With all sorts of sizes, formats, and variations, ...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Musician plays a security gate like a flute to make beautiful music
Xavier Lozano plays what sounds like magical fairy music with everyday objects (e.g., bicycle tire and shotgun), which you can enjoy on his Instagram page. Here he is on a metal barricade, sounding li...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Try this trippy candy experiment with or without kids
Here's a fun science experiment you can do with M&Ms or Skittles. Just arrange the colorful candies around a plate, pour in some warm water, and fall into a kaleidoscopic stupor as a rainbow wheel...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing This emergency multitool is a must-have auto accessory
Most of us don't go out into the world looking for trouble, but we'll unfortunately come face-to-face with our fair share at some point, whether we went searching for it or not. Since emergencies...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing security.txt is like robots.txt, but for security policies
Many websites have a robots.txt, a plain-text file that tells search engines to ignore certain files and folders on the site. Security.txt is a proposed standard to do likewise with security policies....
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists found a fossilized dinosaur sitting on eggs containing fossilized embryos
Scientists have found a 70 million year-old fossilized dinosaur sitting on a nest of its eggs that contain fossilized embryos. "Dinosaurs preserved on their nests are rare, and so are fossil embryos,"...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch an artist paint a beautiful butterfly
Thanks, Reddit! Now I am lost watching chain-pull art videos on Youtube.The artist, Designer Gemma, has an amazing collection of videos that are mystifying to watch her create....
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing This time I can eat the slow-and-low smoked pork butt
Last week I put almost 13 hours into a pork butt, fell to sleep while it was cooling on my counter, and later determined it was no longer safe to eat. View this post on Instagram A...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Non-contact voltage testers are a must for home wiring
If you are doing any kind of home wiring, these non-contact voltage probes are really useful. You just hold it against a switch or outlet, and if it detects current, the LED turns on and it emits a to...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing This "kid who said he could skate" sketch is hilarious because we've all been there
Here's a scene straight out of my middle school days. Comedy Central comedian Gus Johnson, known for his humorous average dude sketches, nails the over-boasting "tough" kid trying to impress the cool ...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Over 160 musicians celebrate the music of Paper Mario: The Origami King
The energy, effort, and enthusiasm behind this near-40-minute virtual concert is dazzling. Over 160 musicians participated in this medley of music from the Nintendo Switch game, Paper Mario: The Origa...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing This 'Toys R Us' commercial is a nostalgic wonder
I never really enjoyed 'Toys R Us' as a toy store, however, I know all the words to this jingle.Rob, however, shares that today's Toys R Us is not as congenial....
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Mexico to legalize marijuana
It's been a long time coming, but Mexico is finally poised to legalize marijuana. Lawmakers have already approved the bill, and both the Mexican Senate and President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador have sig...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Elton John create a song on the spot using words from an oven user manual
In 1997, Elton John was challenged to put an oven manual to music. I'd say he won that challenge....
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Oops! Twitter automatically suspended anyone who used the word 'Memphis' over the weekend
If you were suspended from Twitter over the weekend, it might be because you used the word, uh, "Memphis" in your tweet. Anyone using the M-word was automatically suspended for 12 hours and forced to ...
04:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Toys R Us's new owner plans to open stores
After the beast dies, the private equity parasite will leave its host and slither toward the next. After creditors take what slim pickings they can, another parasite will soon find the corpse. But wit...
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Power cut to Burbank restaurant is "complete dictatorship and quite communism," says enraged owner
A Los Angeles country judge upheld the City of Burbank's move to disconnect the electricity to Tin Horn Flats Saloon & Grill, which stayed open despite a restraining order for violating Covid safe...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Amateur plastic surgeon arrested in Florida
A Florida woman posing as a doctor was arrested after botching a rhinoplasty, reports ABC News. She was detained while working on another patient/customer.Police said they were contacted in mid-Februa...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing John Oliver explains Tucker Carlson's lame but lucrative shtick
Tucker Carlson has the most-watched show on cable. That fact makes it clear that he'll never stop telling lies and appealing to white supremacists of all ages. In this video, John Oliver explains how ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing 101 year-old nun pleads to be part of the NCAA basketball action
In 2018 Sister Jean, the team chaplain and unofficial mascot for the Ramblers of Loyola-Chicago men's basketball team, traveled with the squad, cheering at every game on their way to a Final Four bid...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing "Punk Rock Seinfeld" asks: What's the deal with dumpster diving?
"Punk Rock Seinfeld" comes from the folks behind the punk rock satire site The Hard Times. Help! Jerry doesn't know his partner's pronouns, Elaine's new boyfriend is an edgelord, George is thinking of...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Bar throw St. Patrick's Day party with "Kiss me, I'm contagious" t-shirts
In Gaylord, Michigan, the Iron Pig Smokehousea restaurant/bar that had its liquor license suspended last year for violating COVID-19 restrictionsis hosting a St. Patrick's Day bash. To be fair, Iron P...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Sen. Ron Johnson says 'never felt threatened' Jan 6, would feel different with BLM protestors
Something is seriously wrong with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). Not only did he not feel threatened by the deadly Capitol break-in on January 6, in which five people were killed, but he also said if the...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Sen. Ron Johnson says Jan 6 protestors didn't feel threatening since they weren't BLM
Something is seriously wrong with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). Not only did he not feel threatened by the deadly Capitol break-in on January 6, in which five people were killed, but he also said if the...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Mother arrested for making deepfakes to humiliate daughter's cheerleading squad members
Raffaela Spone (50) of Bucks County, Pennsylvania was charged with cyberharassment and other offenses after prosecutors say she made deepfake videos of girls on her daughter's cheerleading squad. She ...
03:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing This is why yellow school buses have those black stripes
Veteran school bus driver and video creator Clawboss explains the ominous but reassuring reason that yellow school buses have those black stripes on the sides....
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Queen kneeling on Meghan Markle's neck
Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French newspaper, ran a cartoon on its cover depicting the Queen of England kneeling on Meghan Markle's neck. It has enraged Britain's royal toadies, obviously, but also a...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Elementary school unveils shockingly racist fourth grade Civil War project
Parents, in aptly named Union County, are outraged that a fourth grade Civil War role-playing assignment has turned into a public pro-slavery art installation. WCNC:Parents in Union County have penned...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Maskless Karen cries "police brutality" when arrested at bank. Customers say "nope"
"What are you going to do? Arrest me?" asks Terry White (65). "That's hilarious." But when the Galveston, Texas woman is arrested for not wearing a mask in a bank, she stops thinking its hilarious. Sh...
02:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Take over a UK telephone booth for 1
BT (formerly British Telecom) is offering 1 leases on 4,000 of their iconic telephone booths all over the UK. Communities can take over the red box real estate as part of BT's ongoing "Adopt a Kiosk" ...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this TV news reporter instantly switch from cheerful to grim
Japanese weather reporter Hiyama Saya is talking happily about the game of Shogi but then flips the switch to grim for a report on an earthquake alert....
01:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Mullet Found On 2000 Year-old British Statue
The Guardian reports that a recently unearthed figurine dating back to the 1st century AD depicts a man with a mullet:The 5cm-high copper alloy figure was found in 2018 during excavation work on the N...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing How to grow algae on Mars
A recent paper from the scientific journal Frontiers in Microbiology has proposed a potential new method for growing oxygen-producing algae on Mars to help with terraforming:We developed a low-pressur...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing How to make a giant table from a 5000-year old oak tree
In 2012, a gigantic oak tree, thousands of years old, was found well-preserved in a bog in East Anglia. Hamish Low has been turning it into a similarly gigantic table, with all the incredible affordan...
01:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing This child-friendly 3D printer lets your kids make up to 300 toys on their own
3D printing really is the new frontier of tech-savvy creativity. With a 3D printer, some materials, and the right level of inspired lunacy, a visionary is empowered to create virtually anything their ...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing When deer attack
In this footage, delightful forest creatures spring from nowhere to launch a sudden attack on some bloke's garage door. Deer behavior experts on the top cervidology website r/videos suggest they were ...
11:50 am GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing The history of the March Madness bracket
It's time to make your predictions for the 2021 men's NCAA basketball tournament! You can get a bracket to fill out here. The tournament bracket is handy for keeping up with games, and for understandi...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, March 15, 2021
BoingBoing Unlock your inner artist with this travel-ready watercolor paint set
At some point, we've all entertained the idea: "If I just hunkered down, I could sink into a set of watercolor paints and really become a not-completely-embarrassing painter."Hey look, there's no reas...
10:18 pm GMT - Sun, March 14, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists propose radical new model of the Antikythera Mechanism
Scientists at University College London's Antikythera Research Team have presented "a radical new model [for the ancient Greek astronomical calculator, the Antikythera Mechanism] that matches all of t...
10:18 pm GMT - Sun, March 14, 2021
BoingBoing Creating NFT meta-art
Took the first 2048 mints on hic et nunc @hicetnunc2000 , and applied it to a shader so one can "wear" the database. Used @quasimondo's python scraper to get the data. #cleanNFTs 1 tez ea...
10:18 pm GMT - Sun, March 14, 2021
BoingBoing People turn to Bob Ross painting during the pandemic
This Sunday Morning segment from last month looks at how Bob Ross just keeps getting more well known, especially during social isolation. People are turning to him not only to learn how to paint, Bob ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 14, 2021
BoingBoing Improve your computing, viewing, and gaming experience with 6 on-sale monitors
Maybe you need a wider viewing space. Maybe you need some extra versatility. Or maybe your old screen is just getting a little ratty. No matter your reason, you picked a good time to test the market o...
07:01 pm GMT - Sun, March 14, 2021
BoingBoing Get ready for spring daycations with 20 car and truck accessories, all on sale
The weather is improving. The global health outlook is improving. And very likely, your fundamental spirits are improving. With all of those factors lining up, you might already be feeling the itch to...
01:36 pm GMT - Sun, March 14, 2021
BoingBoing The Wipebook Scan is the reusable notebook that also works with the cloud
Sometimes, your best ideas spring from idle doodles and scribblings. A pen or pencil and the open canvas of a blank white sheet of paper are an open invitation to break through conventions and come up...
03:05 am GMT - Sun, March 14, 2021
BoingBoing Get your spring garden started with growers and other accessories, now on sale
Now that we're starting to put bitter horrors of winter 2021 behind us, many are anticipating the spring ahead and the relaunch of their once-mighty gardens and yards. Sure, it's taken a little ...
06:42 pm GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing French actress strips nude on stage at film awards show in protest
Corinne Masiero, a French actress took to the stage at the Csar awards, France's Oscars equivalent, wearing a blood-stained donkey costume. Her protest of the continued closures of French theaters and...
06:41 pm GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing Happy 100th birthday to MAD Magazine's Al Jaffee!
Al Jaffee, one of the reigning members of Mad's "Usual Gang of Idiots" is celebrating his 100th birthday today."Hitting the century mark in age, it's a nice number" for the brain to consider, Jaffee s...
05:08 pm GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing DC warning letter about using comic characters in NFTs is being sold as an NFT
DC's senior vice president of legal affairs sent a warning letter to artists and writers warning them not to sell "digital images featuring DC's intellectual property with or without NFTs." My friend ...
03:46 pm GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing Harry and Meghan's "lies" revealed in this week's dubious tabloids
Prince Harry, fresh from telling Oprah Winfrey about the racial and mental abuse inflicted by Buckingham Palace, probably won't have expected a welcoming response from the tabloids, and they don't dis...
03:42 pm GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing George Floyd's family awarded $27m in settlement
The family of George Floyd, the unarmed black man killed last year by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, has settled a wrongful death claim with the city for $27m.The city council voted 13-0 to...
02:34 pm GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing Check out one of the coolest clocks and stylish nightlights you can buy today
Look, anybody can go to Target, pick up one of those traditional, functional, yet entirely uninteresting analog clocks, slap it against their room wall, and call it a day. Yes, it tells time. Yes, it ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing Christopher Nolan's Tenet compressed onto GameBoy cartridges
Christopher Nolan wanted people to go to the movie theater in the middle of a global pandemic. But some people just want to watch the world pixelated, at four frames per second, spread over five Game ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing The bizarre tale of the world's last lost tourist
Here's a cautionary tale about traveling alone to a country where you don't speak the language. What could possibly go wrong? But it's not a horror story, because instead of laughing at Erwin Kreuz, A...
01:44 pm GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing How a failed dam legalized marrying the dead
The Malpasset Dam in France was built in the 1950s to regulate the Reyran River, which was dry most of the year, but carried torrents of water in the winter and spring. Experienced dam builder Andr Co...
01:44 pm GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing Remembering the golden age of hot sodas
In the early part of the 20th century, soda fountains were all the rage. In addition to a place to get tasty refreshments while shopping, a store's soda fountain was a novelty and a meeting place. Car...
03:32 am GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing Six deals on robot vacuums that can help get spring cleaning done right
With the start of spring just a few days away, it may be time to turn your attention to shifting the seasonal tone of your home as well. In winter, we hunker down, nest, try to stay warm, and wai...
12:56 am GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing Why does your pee take the shape that it does?
I wrote about Medieval poop earlier in the week, so I guess the YouTube algorithms figured I'd be interested in why pee often comes out of us in these helical patterns. They were right!Image: Screengr...
12:56 am GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing Peter Hook (New Order), his son, and other musicians doing a beautiful rendition of "Ceremony"
Peter Hook, of Joy Division and New Order, and his son, Jack Bates, teamed up with Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder and drummer Shane Graham for a soaring lockdown live version of the Joy Di...
12:20 am GMT - Sat, March 13, 2021
BoingBoing Remembering Jack Kerouac, born today in 1922
On this day in 1922, Jean-Louis Lebris de Krouac entered this world through Lowell, MA and began to burn, burn like a fabulous yellow roman candle.In this 1959 clip from the Steve Allen Show, Jack rea...
11:16 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing A new rolling tray because I got tired of the old rolling tray
I prefer this rolling tray.I have been using the RAW tray that came with my RAW rolling kit. There is nothing wrong with it but the fake twine motif has given me several conniptions whilst preparing j...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Dire warning from Nebraska Gov: 'If you legalize marijuana, you're gonna kill your kids'
Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska governor who wouldn't restrict guns in any way at the state Capitol during Joe Biden's inauguration, "despite FBI warnings of potential threats," warns agains...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Oklahoma placed a $2.1 million bounty on capturing Bigfoot alive
In January, Oklahoma State Rep Justin Humphrey (R-Lane) filed a bill to establish a designated Bigfoot hunting season. It didn't go very far. But now he's leading the charge on a "Sasquatch Quest" in ...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing 20 emergency tools and accessories that can be ultimate lifesavers in a tough spot
For over 100 years, the Boys Scouts motto has been, "Be prepared." Even if you don't know a merit badge from a jamboree, that's sound advice that everyone should heed. And considering the wide breadth...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman who left DNA on half-eaten sausage at crime scene caught 9 years later
While an Albanian gentleman was robbing somebody in Germany in 2012, he was tempted by some sausage that belonged to the victim and helped himself to a bite. Foolishly, the 30-year-old burglar left th...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing NCAA filed complaint against urologists that "Vasectomy Mayhem" marketing schtick is too close to "March Madness" trademark
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) filed a complaint with the US Patent and Trademark Office, arguing that the Virginia Urology clinic's use of the slogan "Vasectomy Mayhem" in a mark...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Trump in the original all-president vaccine PSA before his scenes were cut (thanks Colbert!)
It turns out Trump actually was invited to participate in the all living presidents vaccine PSA released yesterday. But Trump being Trump botched every scene he was in, and was thus cut from the final...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Found video: Trump in the all-president vaccine PSA before his scenes were cut (thanks Colbert!)
It turns out Trump actually was invited to participate in the all living presidents vaccine PSA released yesterday. But Trump being Trump botched every scene he was in, and was thus cut from the final...
05:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing 'Brady Bunch' star's patio chairs sold out after appearing in Harry and Meghan interview
I spotted a character wearing an "Axe Capital" logo pullover on my TV one night. "Axe Capital" is a fictional company on the show "Billions" that I was watching that evening. My "Axe Capital" T-shirt...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch lucha libre wrestlers enforce mask rules in Mexico City
In Mexico City's Central de Abasto market, sellers and buyers are asked to wear masks and sanitize their hands regularly. Lucha libre wrestlers encourage those practices....
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Devo on the Merv Griffin Show in 1980
On October 16, 1980, DEVO "performed" on the Merv Griffin Show. Griffin: "It must be a thrill to have a big commercial hit now, huh?"Jerry Casale: "Oh, it is a thrill, Merv."...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Draw with Lynda Barry in this free two-hour video!
Last month, the great cartoonist Lynda Barry hosted a two-hour Graphic Medicine "Drawing Together" workshop on Zoom! You can enjoy the replay anytime. The session is based on exercises from Barry's bo...
05:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing GOP Arizona lawmaker John Kavanagh: "Everybody shouldn't be voting"
After Trump's big loss in November, Republicans will stop at nothing to rig the next election, whether it's spreading Big Lie election fraud conspiracy theories or changing laws to make it harder for ...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this hacker desperately try to shut his computer off during a police raid
Police in Brazil raided a suspected hacker's apartment. When the cops took him into the room with his computer, he tried to shut it off but a quick-moving officer blocked him....
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing The U.S. locks up far more people than any other nation. Check out this incredible infographic
To get a feel for what it means to have 2.3 million Americans jailed or imprisoned, start scrolling through this infographic. As you scroll, the infographic presents some facts:There are more incarcer...
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Is Microsoft Excel tying you in knots? This training bootcamp can simplify it for just $34
Almost 35 years after it launched, Excel remains the gift that keeps on giving. Just last week, Microsoft introduced the world to Power Fx, an open-source coding language that is a direct offspring of...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing This cool fungible token is made of metal and it's just 25 cents!
New from the KmikeyM Store: this inexpensive fungible token, which costs a quarter.So what is a "fungible token"? Well, unlike an NFT there is nothing especially unique about fungible tokens. Each tok...
04:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing How to destroy perfectly smoked pork butt
After 11 hrs smoking this pork butt at 225F, I had to move it to the oven. My Kamado grill had finally run out of fuel. I had misjudged the amount of time the pork would need.Two hours after moving t...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing No-masker arrested for assaulting Uber driver with a caustic chemical
Malaysia King, who was recorded during a March 7 attack on a San Francisco Uber driver, was arrested on multiple charges. Her friend, Arna Kimiai, who was also in the car during the attack, said she i...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Abandoned visits the Great American Pyramid of Memphis, Tennessee
A wild architectural dream turns into a bass fishing shop. Welcome to America!...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Does anyone like the US? Take this "Who Hates Who" geography lesson to find out
Anyone can Google the capitals of the world, but figuring out which countries despise each other can get more complicated. And that's where The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr. comes in, as he succinctly ans...
03:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Hertz "deeply saddened" that it took 5 years to find the receipt to free an innocent man
Herbert Alford was held in custody for five years waiting for Hertz to give the court his car rental receipt that would exonerate him of murder charges. Hertz finally got around to contacting the cour...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Pilots and Air Traffic Control have interesting conversations
Naturally I was drawn to this YouTube video by the recording of a Harrison Ford landing mishap, however I stayed for the bewilderment. It is sadly possible to get a pilot's license and not be cool....
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Alice Cooper's "I'm Eighteen" turns 50
Fifty years ago, on March 9, 1971, Alice Cooper released Love It to Death, their third studio album. It contained the single, "I'm Eighteen," which would be the band's first Top 40 hit.Here is Alice, ...
02:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Smutty novels placed in English village's telephone box library
In England, disused telephone boxes have become miniature sharing libraries in similar vein to the birdbox style popular in the U.S. Unfortunately for parents in the village of Hurstbourne Tarrant, so...
02:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Durgod retro mechanical keyboard
The wildest courts of the kingdom of custom-designed gadgets are typically inaccessible through usual retail channels: to get the good stuff, you have to sign up for slow-burning group orders that mig...
01:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing How to make a good guitar sound like a bad banjo
In this very easy but rewarding "hack", a nice acoustic guitar is made to sound like a nasty banjo. The trick? Put a balloon in the hole and blow it up a bit....
12:51 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Kitchen knife made from lump of bismuth
Here is the most impractical and beautiful entry so far in the YouTube genre of taking a lump of random old metal and turning it into a kitchen knife. Bismuth (melting point 271.4C) is melted into a b...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Pixels puts your favorite art on T-shirts, phone cases, and more and the artist gets paid
How much money do you think an artist rakes in when their music is streamed a million times online? That's a trick question … because there's absolutely no raking involved. While you might ...
12:22 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Netflix would like you to get your own account
Netflix is testing ways to keep people from using other people's accounts. A few users have been confronted with a prompt to verify their accounts. They are being somewhat soft about it as you can see...
12:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing How European bridges were built in the 14th century
This amazing animation shows how a Prague bridge would have been constructed in the 14th century.Image: YouTube...
03:06 am GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing This grandmaster-led training can turn a chess beginner into an expert
"While all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists." – Marcel Duchamp, artist.It's easy to look at chess as a game. Fundamentally, that's why it's existed for more than 1,20...
12:23 am GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Whoopi Goldberg's short response to Meghan McCain
"The View's" Meghan McCain made yet another baffling statement regarding the British royal family and Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey and…George Washington? Yeah. What? Here it is: "The American...
12:23 am GMT - Fri, March 12, 2021
BoingBoing Mike Patton (Faith No More) sings theme song to new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game
Mike Patton, former lead vocalist for Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, is the singer on the infamous TMNT's forthcoming video game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge. The Faith No More Fol...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing I use this cordless rechargeable drill/driver almost every day
I bought the Tacklife cordless drill / driver in 2019 and I use it all the time. You can vary the speed with the trigger button, and it comes with a set of drill bits and different driver bits. It onl...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Hedgehog unharmed after SUV crashes into house
Martin Weil reports that an SUV crashed into a house in Montgomery, Md., but thankfully the hedgehog was unharmed.The connection between the car crash and the animal, as reported by the county fire an...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Salad Fingers plushie
Salad Fingers, the ineffable creation of animator David Firth, is finally immortalized as a plush doll at the official Salad Fingers store. Soft Salad can be seen above in the series' least-menacing e...
09:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Get a brand new Google Home Smart Speaker at 60% off
Remember back when the Amazon Alexa was the only name in home smart speakers? Things have definitely changed since early 2015; while Amazon is still no. 1 in smart speaker sales, Google is giving Amaz...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing "Qanon Karen" who destroyed mask display at Target and lost her business is now very sorry
Melissa Rein Lively, a wealthy business owner and Qanon aficionado who made a name for herself with live-streamed rants in which she yelled at store workers and destroyed a mask display while bragging...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Images on Twitter show dramatic aftermath of recent heavy rain in Hawaii
Parts of Hawaii across the islands were hit with up to 20 inches of heavy rain in 48 hours, from Sunday to Tuesday, causing floods, landslides, and evacuations. On Tuesday Governor Ige signed an emer...
05:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing A dad finds a scary funnel-web spider in his driveway and teaches his son what to do
A father and young son find this large funnel-web spider in their driveway in Australia. Named for their funnel-shaped webs, while some species of funnel-web spiders are "friendly," others "are the mo...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the thrilling trailer for the new Tina Turner documentary
"I'm agirl from a cotton field. I pulled myself above what was not taught to me."Way above.From HBO:With a wealth of never-before-seen footage, audio tapes, personal photos, and new interviews, includ...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Who are the strange Dark Watchers of Big Sur, California?
Like many people, I've always felt the stretch of California's central coast known as Big Surwhere the Santa Lucia Mountains rise from the Pacific Ocean and the ancient redwoods stand so tall in the f...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Salesforce Tower extra phallic in LEGO San Francisco
Almost as much fun to destroy as the real thing, LEGO San Francisco is sure to be a hit.This LEGO Architecture kit includes some rudimentary 'painted ladies' and Coit Tower and the dildo-esque Salesfo...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing An Indigenous Mexican Telecom company just won an historic battle for the Internet
After a three year legal battle, the First Chamber of Mexico's Supreme Court has agreed to permit a concession for the Indigenous-owned Telecomunicaciones Indgenas Comunitarias (TIC) use of a rad...
04:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Look at the incredible illustrations in this 1963 paper airplane book
The Dreams of Space website scanned some gorgeous pages from a 1963 book about paper airplanes titled Himmels-Strmer (literally "sky striker," but means "utopian" or "idealist")....
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Georgetown professor is racist about Black students, not realizing Zoom call is public
And yet another story about a jerk speaking openly on Zoom.Georgetown Law professor Sandra Sellers talks about her "jumbled" Black students on a Zoom call with Professor David Batson. "You know what? ...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Georgetown professor makes racist comments, doesn't realize Zoom call is public
And yet another story about a jerk speaking openly on Zoom.Georgetown Law professor Sandra Sellers talks about her "jumbled" Black students on a Zoom call with Professor David Batson. "You know what? ...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing The story of the 'sosumi' beep and other iconic Apple sounds
This is a wonderful interview with early Apple sound designer Jim Reekes....
04:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Take a tour of the off-grid homestead two people built on a tiny island in Tonga
For 16 years, Lisa and Ben have been making a home for themselves on a tiny island in the Kingdom of Tonga. They also have a restaurant and hales you can stay in....
04:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Listen: Audio of Trump's desperate call to Georgia's election fraud investigator just released
Audio of Trump's pathetic six-minute call to Frances Watson, Georgia's chief investigator of election fraud, trying to convince her that "something bad happened," has just been released. The call, mad...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing How a pro deep cleans AirPods encrusted with earwax
If you have the stomach for it, there's a lot to learn from this video about making grody AirPods look new again. From YouTube:Julius Kaveckas, the owner of Phone Fix Craft, has gained over 1 million ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Sarah "O'" Connor tells the Financial Times why she was wrong about robots.
Sarah Connor was the mother of future human resistance leader John Connor, and the target of the first time-traveling assassination by Terminator robots.Sarah O'Connor is a columnist and associate edi...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing How a GM designer who made a crazy custom pickup became a Hot Wheels designer
In the 1960s Harry Bentley Bradley went straight from Pratt to GM, where he worked as a designer. He moonlighted as a hot rod customizer. In 1967 he modified a stock Dodge pickup into something else e...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Sleep in a far-out UFO that landed in otherworldly Joshua Tree, California
In 1968, Finnish architect Matti Suuronen revealed the Futuro home, a pre-fab fiberglass-reinforced plastic structure just 50 square meters inside. There were fewer than 100 of the homes ever built a...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Texas AG threatens to sue the City of Austin to end its mask mandate
The City of Austin, continuing to follow CDC guidance and refusing to join in Texas' statewide de-masking, may be subject to a lawsuit from Texas.CBS News reports:Texas' attorney general on Wednesday ...
03:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing An 8-year-old con artist ran a brilliant grift to get out of going to school over Zoom
This Twitter thread is wild. Read the text below, or, tl;dr for spoilers The 8-year-old figured out how to temporarily lock the account by entering enough wrong passwords, and did that every time she ...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Digital art at auction: Beeple's 'EVERYDAYS' NFT sells for $69,346,250
Mike "Beeple" Winkleman's EVERYDAYS project, wherein he has created a digital artwork or image every day for over 5000 days, has sold the first 5000 images at auction via Christie's. The auction for t...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Police find huge stolen playground slide inside child's bedroom
In December, a 400 pound slide vanished from a park in Pasco, Washington. Two weeks ago, police found the slide inside a child's bedroom in a mobile home. Detective Julie Lee, seen above on the slide,...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Every living president and first lady join in new vaccine PSA except Donald and Melania
A PSA promoting vaccinations for Covid-19 includes every living president and first lady except Donald and Melania Trump. The video, released today, shows the Bidens and past presidents and first lad...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. Senate confirms Merrick Garland as Attorney General
Some five years after then-president Obama nominated him for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland finally won a different job under Joe Biden.The Senate voted to confirm attorney general nominee Me...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing CW has cast the live-action 'Powerpuff Girls'
Riverdale with superpowers, tho not witchy ones? The CW has cast the three actors to play the iconic Powerpuff Girls: Chloe Benner, Dove Cameron, and Yana Perrault.Deadline:Bennet will portray Blossom...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Silent movie props
The last thing a sound mixer wants to do is separate the human voice from the rustling, clanking, jiggling accouterments of dramatic activity. Loud thingssuch as handcuffsare replaced by convincing bu...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Woman finds Houdini posters forgotten in her walls
I found a Megadeth sticker in a closet when I moved into this house.Wild about Houdini:Okay, here's an exciting one! A homeowner in Rhode Island has discovered several original Houdini posters in her ...
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Man built a pretend video rental store in his basement as a pandemic project
@thevideobunker Best wife ever. #thevideobunker #videostore #vhstapes #movietok #renovation original sound – Be Kind, Rewind I wonder if he charges himself late fees. @thevideobunker Reply...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Slice of bread falls over
I enjoyed this masterpiece of Hitchcockian suspense....
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing NPR's Planet Money explores the economics of super hero intellectual property
I've been reading comics my whole, and among the many things they've given me, one of them was my first real entry into understanding the many complications of creators' rights and intellectual proper...
02:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing When men wore corsets
We all know about corsets for women, once a part of everyday life for certain social classes, and now representative of the struggle to appear attractive. But they weren't just for women. Men wore the...
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing This at-home DNA test kit is like 23andMe for your cat, and it's just $130
Dogs wear practically everything they feel and think right on their expressively furry faces. But your cat? They usually play things a lot closer to the chest. Of course, no pet is going to walk ...
12:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Windsors "very much not a racist family", says future king
Following Oprah Winfrey's startling interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (in which the Duchess revealed the royal family failed to protect her from the UK's relentlessly vicious tabloids and ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing How people pooped in the Middle Ages
How did people do their business in Medieval Europe? This fascinating piece on Modern History has the poop scoop. There are all sorts of things in here I was unaware of, like how human urine was colle...
11:50 am GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the Rolling Stones arranging and recording Sympathy for the Devil
This 42-minute excerpt is from Jean-Luc Godard's 1969 film, Sympathy for the Devil. It shows the Rolling Stones in 1968, at Olympic Studios, rehearsing, arranging, and recording their iconic track of ...
04:55 am GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing The Salted Smart Insoles bring the genius of wearable tech to the insides of your shoes
If you're an avid golfer, you probably know that the sport requires a ton of walking, and you probably think you're pretty darn good at it. However, there's a chance that you may not be quite the prof...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, March 11, 2021
BoingBoing Learn how to become an Adobe Creative Cloud expert with this $34 training package
The Adobe Creative Cloud isn't just about putting together presentations or knocking out work projects. In fact, this standard bearing program for digital media makers everywhere has Creative in its n...
11:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing "Floating" knuckleball tracked on video
This is not video doctoring. It's the effective delivery of a Major League knuckleball. What makes it effective and what is difficult to do is the lack of rotation while throwing this pitch 70 mph. To...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Chelsea Handler eviscerating Piers Morgan on his (former) show
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler)Here is Chelsea Handler taking Piers Morgan out to the woodshed on his own show, when he had one. Hand...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing When Fox's Peter Doocy asks Jen Psaki a stupid question, he gets the Jen Psaki treatment
Fox's out-of-touch White House correspondent Peter Doocy had apparently never seen Press Secretary Jen Psaki in action before. Conflating schools with migrant shelter facilities, he asked her in cocky...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Who is the royal racist? Oddsmakers tip Andrew, Kate and Charles
Online oddsmaker MyBookie tips the following royals to be outed as the royal racist who fretted over Archie Windsor's skintone. [via Press Release]My feeling is that Andrew is an irrational bet: peopl...
08:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Defendant's driver license suspended, shows up in a car for court
Earlier this week I posted a video from Judge Jeffrey Middleton's YouTube court hearings. It turns out he has more highly entertaining videos. Here's one in which an arrogant young gentleman with a su...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape, RIP
Lou Ottens, who in 1963 invented the cassette tape while an engineer at Philips, has died. He was 94. I'm glad that he lived to see the cassette resurgence of recent years. From NPR:The cassette tape ...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Thai Prime Minister spray disinfectant on journalists
As Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ended a press conference yesterday, he picked up a bottle of alcohol disinfectant and sprayed the journalists in attendance. According to The Guardian, ...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing You could soon get your COVID-19 vaccine at the dollar store
The US Center for Disease Control is negotiating with Dollar General to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. From USA Today:Dollar General does not have pharmacies, but it has more than 16,000 locations. ...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Patch tatty jeans with intentionally tatty patches
I have a hole in my jeans because I moved an old hip-height metal filing cabinet with my hip, just like a normal person. In researching solutions, I chanced across the Tatter Patch. It's a denim patch...
05:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Boy hangs from edge of Table Mesa chairlift after slipping off the edge
Musician Aaron Arcand caught this footage of a boy hanging from his ski lift chair a few days ago at Table Mountain in Canada. Arcand cheers him on, saying "Just keep on hanging!' and "Almost there, b...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing See close-up video of this incredibly camouflaged "ghost bird"
This astonishing creature is Nyctibius griseus, aka the Nictibio Uruta aka the Common Potoo aka Poor-Me-Ones (because of their creepy call you can hear below) aka the Ghost Bird of South America. Popu...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Ohio man accidentally given two Covid shots in one day goes into shock
A 91-year-old man in Ohio, Victor Smith, who had already had one Covid shot weeks earlier, accidentally received his second shot twice in one day, four hours apart. He then went into shock.Smith was s...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these cows become enchanted by a little girl's concertina performance
Magical song calms the Savage beasts from Animalsthatlovemagic A girl plays a sweet song on her concertina, and the cows fall in love with her. — Read the rest ...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing In the Beatles' "Hey Jude," you can hear someone say "Fucking hell!"
I've listened to "Hey Jude" my entire life but had never noticed that at 2:58 in the song, one of the Beatles yells "Whoa! Fucking hell!" From Beatles History:Although engineer Geoff Emerick was not p...
04:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Man running for office in Japan has Joker makeup and an unusual platform
Yuusuke Kawai is running for governor of Japan's Chiba Prefecture (pop. 6.3 million). Here he is on NHK to tell voters what he plans to do, as translated by Kotaku:Build a red tower, like Tokyo Tower...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Meet the new MAD Magazine Fold-in artist, Johnny Sampson
Could there be a more coveted dream job for a cartoonist than working at MAD Magazine? And could there be bigger shoes to fill than Al Jaffee's? Jaffee, who turns 100 years old this weekend, has been ...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing 'Kung Fu' reboot looks great
I had no idea there was still a "CW" let alone a reboot coming of the classic series 'Kung Fu.'Instead of David Carradine, we have Olivia Liang as Nicky Chen, a college dropout who solves other people...
03:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Meet the aphids that are born pregnant and eager to destroy your garden
From KQED's Deep Look at the secret life of aphids:"Aphids are just experts at reproducing," said Ian Grettenberger an entomologist at the University of California, Davis. "Given the right conditions,...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing "Once More With 'Once More, With Feeling,'" is a musical about watching the musical episode of "Buffy"
The year is 2017. Singer/songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs is a lifelong Buffy fan; her wife, Kristin Russo, has never watched the show. So they decided to start a podcast called Buffering The Vampire Slay...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Veteran built a secret apartment in Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium
In the 1970s, Vietnam veteran Tom Garvey got a job at Veterans Stadium parking lot in Philadelphia. With unfettered access the to stadium complex, Garvey happened on an unused 60-foot-by-30-foot conce...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Comparing Democrat and GOP priorities makes Kevin McCarthy look like an idiot
Meidas Touch does a good job juxtaposing the priorities of democrats and republicans. While democrats work tirelessly on the American Rescue Plan to bring relief to millions affected by the Covid pand...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Gritty posed for an official nude portrait
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Benjamin Davis (@benjamindavisart)The Flyers commissioned artist Benjamin David for this intimate portrait. He told the Philly Voice:Da...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Photographer returns to areas destroyed in 2011 Japan tsunami to take before-and-after photos
On the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, photographer Kazuhiro Nogi revisited parts of Japan that were obliterated and took new photos from the same spot. The Guardian assembled them into be...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Pandemic curbs Europe's birthrate
In addition to killing a lot of people, COVID-19 has apparently caused a dramatic reduction in European folks having babies.FT:France's national statistics institute was one of the first to publish fi...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing The President of Ireland released a stunning statement about the lingering impacts of colonialism
Irish President Michael D. Higginsalso known as "Miggledy" by the childrenis perhaps best known for having an awesome dog. But he's also a renowned poet, sociologist, and human rights activist. In a r...
03:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Nicaraguan government establishes new Ministry of Extraterrestrial Space Affairs, The Moon, and Other Celestial Bodies
From the LA Times:Nicaragua has created a new National Ministry for Extraterrestrial Space Affairs, The Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, which is drawing amused reactions on social media in a nation t...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this 1/13 scale remote control Airbus A380 fly
I want to sit on top and ride like this plane like it is outside a supermarket and my parents just gave me .25 cents....
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Lauren Boebert's ominous warning at the end of her anti-safety ad
With her smug whipped up anger as she struts around the perimeter of the Capitol's temporary fencing, Rep. Lauren Boebert's (Q-Colo) cheap "Tear Down This Wall" ad would be laughable if it weren't fo...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Rep. Katie Porter kindly offers to remove the oil industry's tax exemptions
After being told she is operating from a misconception, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA45) shuts down a patronizing oil executive.A Big Oil exec told me I had a "misconception" about a special tax bre...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing A free short story about anarchist unicorns dealing with opioids, immigration, and the Bible
A few years ago, my Clarion classmates and I were joking around about the tendency of "-punk" suffixes as a weird genre descriptor that, while useful, has nothing to do with punk. Someone tossed out t...
02:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Women used to dominate the beer industry, so they were burned at the stake
When water was often unsafe to drink, people turned to wine. But beer takes a lot less time to make, and is somewhat nutritious besides. Brewing beer is akin to cooking, so making beer became one of t...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing After buying HuffPo, Buzzfeed lays off 45 staff
BuzzFeed laid off 45 reporters, editor and producers from Huffington Post, the competitor it finally acquired three weeks ago. The layoffs came without warning.The union said the layoffs included near...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing A deep dive into the German and UK editions of The Beatles Collection BC13
You probably have to be a true vinyl and audio engineering nerd to care about this video. In it, Andrew from Parlogram Auctions spends 20 minutes comparing the UK and German editions of the infamous B...
01:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing New York Governor Cuomo accused of sexual misconduct by sixth woman
Another claimed victim of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo came forward yesterday, bringing the total to six. The latest woman to accuse him of misconduct, a member of his staff, says Cuomo touched her...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Hoping to trigger Supreme Court revolution, Arkansas bans abortion
Lawmakers in Arkansas yesterday banned almost all abortions, including for victims of incest and rape. The bill receiving overwhelming support in both chambers of its legislature. Signing it into law,...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Rod Serling talks to college students about the craft of writing
I've watched a lot of Rod Serling interviews in my day, but I'd never seen this one until last night. When I was a young teen, dreaming of becoming a writer, Serling was like a rock star to me, even a...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Women grabs phone from Uber driver and rips off his mask after he asks her to mask up
: Uber driver Subhakar told me he picked up 3 women in the Bayview yesterday & after asking one to wear a mask was subject to slurs, taunting & one grabbing his phone. He's taking a few d...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Wakeful toddler in parents' bed: Now no one sleeps
Trying to solve your child's sleeping woes are hard. There are endless sources of advice on the subject. Deciding to have the child sleep in the parent bed should be marked as a calamity in the trial ...
01:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Here comes the Republican Cat in the Hat
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...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing "Jack and Diane" but all the lyrics are just "Suckin' on a Chilli Dog"
Jack and Diane but all of the lyrics are "suckin' on a chili dog" pic.twitter.com/p0w7w0hDTV— Tom McGovern (@tommcgovern27) February 12, 2021Image: Andrea Sartorati / Flickr & jeffreyw / Fli...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing The most haunted images from the Boston Public Library's recently digitized photo archives
In January 2021, the Boston Public Library uploaded some 8,000 public domain photographs to Wikimedia Commons. As The Boston Globe explains:There's plenty of history to be found in the stash the BPL ...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing An artist re-imagined Dazzler from the X-Men, played by Taylor Swift
The X-Men character Dazzler is a singer who can convert sound into light. She was originally created as part of collaboration between Marvel and Casablanca Records, with the goal of doing a cross-medi...
02:20 am GMT - Wed, March 10, 2021
BoingBoing Learn how to use Ableton Live 11 like an industry pro for $35 with these courses
If you love music, then you likely had Feb. 23 circled on your calendar for a long time. No, it wasn't an album release or concert date. It's the day music makers were finally able to get their hands ...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Cheap iPad stand is great for kitchen use
We have an iPad in the kitchen to look up recipes, watch the news, stream Netflix, and a million other things. We keep it on this stand I bought a few years ago. It's made of tough plastic and you can...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing These Zap It Electric Rackets raise your bug-killing game to new heights
Fly swatters are an exercise in futility. You stand there with a ridiculous piece of floppy plastic in your hand, flailing wildly to smack a microscopic bug who always dodges, then undoubtedly laughs ...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing The Apology Line podcast is a thrilling listen
I love listening to podcasts while I draw in my sketchbook, and I recently came across The Apology Line. I was immediately hooked and listened to all 6 episodes in one day. The show recalls the story ...
09:57 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Davey and Goliath did not encourage me to place my faith in anything
I still do not find these cartoons about a boy and his talking dog entertaining, nor was I able to believe the outcomes....
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Zillow, accused of preferential treatment, sued in an antitrust suit
A lawsuit has been filed accusing Zillow of favoring listings belonging to the National Association of Realtors.Politico:In the suit filed in U.S. federal court in Seattle, Rex alleges that Zillow and...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing The "Mini Brat Doll" that sticks its tongue out when squeezed
These Mini Brat Dolls (not to be confused with Bratz Dolls) were made by Parksmith in 1967. As depicted on the box, the "world's cutest but naughtiest miniature doll" will be bratty and stick its tong...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing The SSL "FX Capacitor" is one of the oddest hardware reverb processors on the planet.
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing ITV confirms Piers Morgan gone for good after nasty remarks about Meghan Markle
In a blockbuster interview this weekend, the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey that she felt suicidal under the pressure of Palace life and the racist coverage she receives from UK tabloids. Oleagi...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Alabama university professors placed on leave after wearing a Confederate uniform, posing with whip and noose at campus costume party
University of South Alabama professors Bob Wood, Alex Sharland, and Teresa Weldy were placed on administrative leave after the above photos turned up depicting the three at a 2014 campus costume party...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing The one brisket trimming video to rule them
I went deep down the YouTube 'how to make a brisket' rathole last week. I watched many more videos on the art and process of smoking beef brisket than I knew were out there or possible. Had I been p...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Tommy Kimball, RIP
I met Dan Kimball in 1979. We lived in the same dorm building at Colorado State University and shared the same taste in music (The Blasters, X, The Clash, The Stray Cats, The Rolling Stones) and becam...
07:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Absolutely lovely 1964 VW samba
This VW sunroof bus is adorable and inadequate for more than day trips to the beach, if the road to the beach is short, flat, and it is not very hot out.Bring A Trailer:This 1964 Volkswagen Type 2 was...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Piers Morgan storm off the set of Good Morning Britain for good
Piers Morgan just walked off the Good Morning Britain set (!!!) after co-presenter Alex Beresford defended Harry and Meghan and condemned Piers' treatment of them in yesterday's programming pi...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Holyoke officer who exposes police corruption in video gets suspended
Rafael Roca, a former US Marine who became a Holyoke, MA police officer in 2016, released this 43-minute video on Sunday exposing the corruption in his department. He has since been suspended for refu...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic Qanon congressperson Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks Guam shouldn't receive U.S. foreign aid
Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) is always wrong. In this case, she was so wrong, she was right. She said Guam shouldn't get U.S. foreign aid. That's technically correct, in the same way that the United ...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch striking footage of a bowling alley captured with FPV drone
Jay Christensen is an arial cinematographer in Minneapolis who shot this breathtaking video of the city's Bryant Lake bowling alley with an FPV drone. If you like "Right Up Our Alley," check out one o...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a slug's self-decapitated head crawl around as it grows an entire new body
The decapitated heads of certain sea slugs can crawl around as the animal grows itself a full new body. Ecologists from Nara Women's University iun Japan observed that Elysia cf. marginata&#...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Overseas spectators forbidden from Tokyo Olympics
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympicswill take place as planned, but only residents of Japan will be allowed to attend in person. From U.S. News and World Report:Kyodo [news agency] said the government h...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Bald man explains where face ends and head begins (for face-washing advice)
For people with hair, knowing where to stop washing your face is a no-brainer (at the hairline, of course!). But without hair, how do you know where to stop? Gamer Northernlion shows us his simple tri...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Someone's selling a "haunted" acoustic guitar for $666
This rare possessed axe is being sold by American Vintage & Boutique Music Emporium in New Lebanon, Ohio. According to Reverb:A kid that lived on my street when I was growing up was rumored to be ...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch baby protect her sister from clean-shaven dad
@jonathannormoyle1 I shaved for the first time in a while and my girls did not like it. original sound – Jonathan Normoyle These girls are suspicious of the strange barefaced man who resemb...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing How movie explosions look so much better than real explosions
The most notable difference between a Hollywood explosion and a real explosion is that a movie explosion does not kill the protagonist. That's a given. We've seen how our heroes can casually walk away...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter suing Texas attorney general Paxton for abusing his office
Ken Paxton, the attorney general of the Lone Star Republic is already in a Texas-sized heap o' trouble. The FBI is investing claims that Paxton committed bribery and abuse of office to help a wealthy ...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Angry Scottish mall cop gets nasty with man recording video
Shopping precincts are often privately-owned public spaces, and sometimes one's rights there are unclear. In enclosed malls, though, like the one in this video, it's perhaps best to stop filming when ...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Why our brains still struggle with tensions between work, leisure, and the concept of time
Writer Derek Thompson recently reviewed the new James Suzman book Work: A Deep History, From the Stone Age to the Age of Robots for the The Atlantic. I haven't read the book in question, but the revie...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing The first Black American military pilot led a stunning career in wartime France
Eugene Bullard ran away from home in 1907 to seek his fortune in a more racially accepting Europe. There he led a life of staggering accomplishment, becoming by turns a prizefighter, a combat pilot, a...
03:57 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Bloopers from Elmo and Robin Williams
Enjoy these bloopers from Robin Williams's visit with Elmo on Sesame Street episode #2835 from 1991. Williams is wonderful as expected but Elmo steals the show at the end.The clip appears in the the l...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Outrageous Trump was easy to tease, but how do we laugh at Biden? Randy Rainbow shows us how!
Before breaking out in song, parody savant Randy Rainbow first "interviews" president Joe Biden on his "RR News" segment, and it's this part of the video a full minute and a half that is by far the ...
03:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Popcorn popping controls robotic drum set to play free jazz solo
BEYOND HUMAN / JAZZ POPCORN ROBOTNo audience, no player, no composition #twittermusiclab #soundart #sundayvibes pic.twitter.com/T4wVuNUQpp— Moritz Simon Geist (@simongeist) February 28, 2021Robo...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Print your own unnervingly realistic face mask
Maskalike takes a photo of your chops and sends you an exactingly-color balanced face mask, carefully distorted with software so that it looks just wrong. It's appallingly realistic, landing in an uns...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Entire Nevada Democratic Party staff quits after progressives win leadership election
The entire staff of the Nevada Democratic Party quit after progressives beat the [Harry] "Reid Machine" in party elections.Not long after Judith Whitmer won her election on Saturday to become chair of...
02:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: John Oliver warns Meghan Markle about 'emotionally stunted' royal family in 2018
Soothsayer John Oliver knew what was coming for Meghan Markle in 2018, telling Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, "I would not blame her if she pulled out of this at the last minute… she might be...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing The Twisty Glass Mini Combo makes a quick smoke break easier than ever
It's not an easy world these days for smokers. Sure, some states like Illinois and North Carolina are granting smokers priority status for the COVID vaccine. However, that's really just an acknowledgm...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Great Pyrenees has seen it all before
Surrounded by pygmy goats, hens and a puppy, this enormous dog simply watches it all go by....
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing The six-generation history of Creepy Crawlers and the Thingmaker
When I was a kid growing up in the 60s and 70s, I lived for the Vac-u-Form, the Thingmaker, and Creepy Crawlers. This video looks at the long, circuitous history of Creepy Crawlers, from its roots as ...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing The history of clear electronic devices in prisons
Seeing a video on Techmoan about "prison tech," I thought it was going to be about toilet hooch, shivs, tattoo guns, and the like. But this was something I never knew about: That prison electronics us...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Why isn't fish considered meat during Lent?
Lent is the 40-day period, not including Sundays, leading up to Easter. It is a time of fasting and reflection, and in the Catholic church, part of that fasting means no meat on Fridays. However, fish...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Harvesting metal from plants that suck it out of the ground
"Hyperaccumulator" plants grow in metal-rich soiland suck a huge amount of metal out of the ground. If you cut open the leaf of a hyperaccumulator plant, you get sap that's blue-green, because it's fu...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing OpenAI discovers its visual AI can be fooled by written notes
OpenAI has just published a fascinating piece pointing out the strengths of its top-of-the-line vision system — as well as one big weakness: You can fool it just by slapping a text label on an i...
12:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing Woman gets explosion in face while lighting car on fire
I would wager this woman took all of her pyrotechnic knowledge from movies. She probably thought she would toss her lit match into the gas-soaked car, it would dramatically flame up and she would get ...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, March 9, 2021
BoingBoing This training can help launch your freelance copywriting business in 2021
If you want to work, you need to know where people need talents like yours. That means if you've got a talent for writing in 2021, you should seriously consider launching yourself as a full-service co...
11:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing This cheap USB powered DVD drive comes in handy
Who uses DVDs these days? I avoid them as much as possible, but occasionally I need a DVD drive to rip or access something stored on a DVD. This thin-profile USB-powered DVD read/write drive is just w...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing I use these high heat gloves at the BBQ and in the kitchen
These gloves are fantastic for the BBQ. I picked up this pair of gloves so I could more easily remove chicken, ribs and brisket from my smoker. It made no sense to spend 12+ hours on a brisket and the...
09:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the hilarious way this honey bear avoids having to share food with his buddy
A kinkajou, or honey bear, is thoroughly enjoying a big piece of fruit at a Wildlife Refuge when his friend butts in, sniffing to see what he's got. Not wanting to share, he casually pins her down wit...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing This crystal chess set adds an exquisite touch to your game and is on sale for over 40% off
Historians say chess likely started in India all the way back in the 7th century. And while it's never really been absent over those hundreds of years since, it's certainly experienced waxes and wanes...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing A bizarre Lindsey Graham waxes mystical about Trump's "dark side" "I'm trying to harness the magic"
In an interview with Axios on HBO, Trump-sycophant Lindsey Graham speaks as if he and the ex-president are part of the same coven. "There's something about Trump there's a dark side, and there's some...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Big Wendy used 441 Rubik's Cubes to create a Lucille Ball mosaic
Rubik's Cube artist Big Wendy, who in July used Rubik's Cubes to create an Erno Rubik portrait blindfolded, created this Lucille Ball mosaic with 441 Rubik's Cubes. The former Survivor contestant, who...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Cyclist regrets decision to ride across shallow water
People are always underestimating water… from WinStupidPrizes This is a splendid example of the the "don't help just film" school of documentary filmmaking. — Read th...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Judge unhappy with the QAnon Shaman's lawyer
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth appears frustrated with Jacob Chansley's attorney Al Watkins. Watkins abused his privileges as a lawyer to arrange an interview between his imprisoned client and 60...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing In this incredible court hearing Zoom meeting an alleged abuser is discovered to be at victim's house
In this video of a court procedure in Sturgis, Michigan, we see Judge Jeffrey Middleton in the upper-left corner overseeing a case in which Coby James Harris (bottom row, right) has been charged with ...
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing CDC finally lets us know what people vaccinated for Covid-19 can and can't (safely) do
The CDC has just released a set of guidelines on what people who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 can do safely (after two weeks of receiving said shots) and after a year of lockdowns and mask...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing The Star Wars 'Duel of the Fates' script is now a webcomic
Andrew Winegarner has taken the Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly script for Star Wars 9 and made a fantastic webcomic. Hey, Star Wars fans. I've been working the past year on a comic book adapta...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing I am mesmerized by these dots moving around geometric shapes
Via Reddit and ImgurI can just watch and watch and…...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman fights trolley
fighting a trolley from IdiotsFightingThings A man was minding his own business while riding a bike between trolley tracks when a trolley sneaked up on him and rang a warning bel...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Fifth Republican Senator announces he will quit
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Monsanto) has no interest in being creamed by whoever the Trump cult runs against him in 2022's primary and will retire when his term is up. He is the fifth Republican Senator to ann...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists open arena for dance party to study COVID-19 exposure risk
Pent-up clubgoers descended on Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome on Sturday for a dance party enabling scientists to study how large events could be held as COVID-19 begins to subside. Around 1,300 peopleall who...
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Red Sonja artist Frank Thorne dead at 90
Frank Thorne, the legendary comic book artist most famed for his work reviving Red Sonja in the 1970s, is dead at 90. Former DC Comics president Paul Levitz writes:Bidding farewell to Frank Thorne, an...
04:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing College street party in Boulder, Colorado turns into a riot
A massive street party near the University of Colorado in Boulder turned violent over the weekend. Between 500 to 800 people, who said they were protesting against the university's COVID-19 restrictio...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Story behind the Amiga's crude yet legendary Kickstart graphic
At 11 years old, my new Commodore Amiga blew my mind. But even I could tell that the firmware screen when you turned it on was, quote, "badly drawn". It turns out (as such things often do) that it is ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Optical illusion has drivers concerned that new bridge support is leaning dangerously
Drivers in Raleigh, North Carolina are concerned that a wall supporting a new flyover bridge to I-40 East is leaning dangerously. The perceived problem is actually an optical illusion and repeated ins...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing How carbon credits helped a Native American tribe buy back its land and revitalize it
A recent episode of Gimlet Media's How To Save A Planet podcast focuses on the Yurok Tribe of northern California, who embraced the Western economics game to buy back the land that was stolen from the...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Texas woman tries to burn a bible, causing two homes to burn (including her own)
A Texas woman had the bright idea to burn a bible in her backyard at 7:30am Sunday morning. But the flames jumped to the duplex she lives in, and then raced over to her neighbor's home as well. She ba...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Attempting to clean up hippie camp, county encounters hippies
The county of Marin, California, in suing to clean up what sounds like a hazardous Bolinas hippie camp has found hippies.MarinIJ:The county ordered Freedomhowler to clean up the property and comply w...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Ben Carson reads his anti-cancel culture poem on Fox News
*finger snaps* pic.twitter.com/NtkuMduyk5— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) March 4, 2021Ben Carson hates consequence culture so much that he penned a poem in the vein of Dr. Seuss to complain ...
03:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch how TV news reporters go on camera from home, including bloopers
CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter looks at how the pandemic has changed news television and resulted in a slew of delightful bloopers live from reporters' remote studios, aka their living rooms, b...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Kids' TV show starring naked adults garners mixed reviews from kids
Gewoon Bloot ("Simply Naked") is a new Dutch children's television show featuring a panel of adults who get butt naked and answer questions from kids aged 10 to 12. The program is meant to encourage b...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing C-3PO and R2-D2 urge parents to vaccinate their children!
In 1979, the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare joined Forces with C-3PO and R2-D2 for an immunization campaign. Perhaps it's almost time to call Anthony Daniels back to the recording stu...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Missouri pastor's sexist, racist, anti-LGBTQ sermon about women's looks
Baptist Pastor Stewart-Allen Clark questioned why women fall apart after they get married. "Why is it that women, after they get married, let themselves go?" he asked his Missouri church in February. ...
02:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Startup rejection letter generator
Danielle Baskin's unfortunately.io generates rejection letters to companies seeking capitalperfect for busy angels or bankers with better things to do. [via]...
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Game about version control is a real Git
Bleeptrack and Blinry's Oh My Git! is a game about using Git, the popular version control system that developers use to organize and manage their projects. You can download it free of charge on itch.i...
02:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Interactive database of DOS games
Dos.Zone is an interactive database of DOS games, many of which you can fire up and play right in the browser; see also the Internet Archive's MS-DOS software library....
02:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Anytongs can declutter any kitchen by turning your flatware into cooking tongs
When they asked staffers at culinary website, The Kitchn, to name the single most important food prep tool, those cooking experts shockingly did not fall in behind the ever trusty chef's knife.No, for...
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Uses for the 1960 catalog of graph sheets
There are many types of vintage graph sheets (not "paper"), and this video offers a tour of a fantastic book of samples.A sampling of graph papers included in the Keuffel & Esser company (K+E) cat...
01:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Burger King tweeting through it after telling women they belong in the kitchen
In the annals of social media goatfucking, few have pounded it quite as hard as whoever is currently at the helm of Burger King's UK twitter account. After posting "Women belong in the kitchen" they a...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Space Force has an operational weapon, and there's no going back
I've been following the work of military technologist Kelsey Atherton for years, and I've always enjoyed his insights into the most fascinating and horrifying aspects of the defense industry. In a re...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Napoleon sings anime classic
Napoleon x Evangelion.pic.twitter.com/MbXOlxY7ta— Catsuka (@catsuka) March 7, 2021Everytime I promise myself, and you, that I have posted my last deepfake, well, here's Napolon I Bonaparte, Empe...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing The slot machines that used to tour with Lemmy of Motrhead
The level of slot machine minutia here might not appeal to everyone, but I was fascinated by this 30-minute journey inside the world of these ubiquitous gambling machines. This is really more about a ...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing The worst bed also perhaps the best
About the first thing I published after moving to the U.S. and finding newsroom work here was a blip about an incredibly tacky bed being sold at a local furniture shop. Twenty years later my career co...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Black Magic Craft's best dungeon crafting projects
One of my favorite and most watched "dungeon crafting" channels is Black Magic Craft. I love Jeremy's skill, his restless creativity, and the varied projects that he works on, from scratch builds and ...
12:13 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Why Guinness tastes better in Ireland
If you ask someone to play word association with Ireland, one of the first things you're likely to hear is "Guinness." But the black stuff, as it's affectionately known (even though it's technically r...
12:13 pm GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing Covid comics, not funny
Agnes Boisvert is an ICU nurse at St. Luke's hospital in downtown Boise, Idaho. She spends her days "navigating between two worlds. One is a swirl of beeping monitors, masked emotion, and death; the o...
03:24 am GMT - Mon, March 8, 2021
BoingBoing DogTV is the video playmate, babysitter, and therapist your dog needs each day
Your dog usually has no problem curling up with you on the couch for a little TV time. But make no mistake they're only there to get in some quality time with their favorite human. While they may sit...
09:22 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing This dcor piece brings the Moon to your desk in stunningly accurate detail
With space-mania at an unquestioned high thanks to the rousing success of NASA's Mars Perseverance mission, it's time to represent and pay respects to the ingenuity of the human race. Anybody can...
06:19 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing 100-million-year-old seafloor sediment bacteria have been resuscitated
A Japanese research team drilled into the sea floor under 6,000 feet of ocean in the South Pacific Gyre and pulled up sludge that had been sitting there for 100 million years. Could anything survive i...
06:19 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton weighs in on the decision to discontinue 6 Dr. Seuss books
LeVar Burton remains just as righteous today as he was years ago as the host of Reading Rainbow, the PBS series that encouraged children to love reading. Anderson Cooper had Burton on the CNN show Ful...
06:18 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing The Planter's NUTmobile is looking for drivers
If you're planning your midlife crisis and too tired to date a younger person and too broke to buy a sports car, might I suggest you take the road less traveled and apply to drive the Planter's NUTmob...
06:18 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a supercut of sci-fi movies that use Asian bodies without casting Asian characters
Thai American artist Astria Suparak's Virtually Asian is a short video essay that looks at how science-fiction filmmakers fill the backgrounds of their futuristic worlds with nebulous Asian faces whil...
06:18 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing How to survive an ostrich attack
I never thought of ostriches as particularly dangerous — until I read the unexpectedly gripping Wikihow article on "How to Survive an Encounter with an Ostrich".Now I'm terrified! Basically, ost...
06:18 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing Perseverance site named Octavia E. Butler Landing
Well, this is cool.NASA has named the landing site of the agency's Perseverance rover "Octavia E. Butler Landing," after the science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. The landing location is marked wi...
06:18 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing Mom sends daughter into panic by rolling down window in front of a boy
If you're a parent you may know the joy of embarrassing your children in front of their peers. I blasted an "Air Supply" song with the windows down dropping off my daughters in front of the high schoo...
05:15 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing How Marvel's Vision almost had a penis
In this segment on Conan, Paul Bettany talks about the evolution of Vision, from Tony Stark's AI, J.A.R.V.I.S, to the character we see on WandaVision. He also talks about the physical rendering of the...
04:33 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing The philosophy and identity metaphysics of WandaVision
This piece on Inverse details some of the metaphysics and moral philosophy found within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially as explored in WandaVision's Vision. Caution: Spoilers aboundIdentity ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing Make 2021 the year you learn to play guitar like an expert with these courses
"I think the guitar hero is a dying breed." – Kirk Hammett, Metallica guitaristWith the surge of EDM, pop, hip-hop, and other genres in recent years, the guitar isn't the overwhelming power inst...
11:21 am GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing Animations of engines
Matt Keveney's Animated Engines features simple line-drawing animations of engines, such that you might know how the infernal machines work. (via; previously)...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 7, 2021
BoingBoing These Hollywood-renowned photographers want to teach you how to shoot like them
To become a photographer, you can take classes and training sessions to deep-dive into the medium. You can even throw yourself in by learning on the job and expanding your skill set through practice. ...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing Get this master class in Python programming for just $35
Innovation almost always comes when someone, often in a mix of both genius and frustration, decides there's just got to be a better way. Back in 1989, Dutch computer scientist Guido van Rossum felt th...
06:02 pm GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing Senate passes $1.9t Covid relief bill
After a session that saw staff put in 36-hour shifts and U.S. senators voting their way through more than a dozen amendments, the upper chamber today passed President Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relie...
04:46 pm GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing Royal perverts and pedophiles in this week's dubious tabloids
Accuracy takes yet another vacation in this week's tawdry tabloids."Real Reason Tiger Woods Drove Off Cliff!" screams the headline of the 'National Enquirer' cover story, It's noteworthy because the g...
03:26 pm GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing Covid hairdresser styles the dead
James Riley, a hairdresser in Buxton, England, found a new niche to stay in business during pandemic lockdown: styling the hair of the dead."I never thought I would, but I quite enjoy it," he said. He...
02:37 pm GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Punk Rock Stars" satirizes aging punkers
Punk/ska band We Are The Union decided to have a little fun at the expense of old punk rockers like the members of Dead Kennedys whose sexagenarian politics are weirdly incongruous with the songs of t...
02:26 pm GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing Richard Kadrey screenplay, "Dark West," to be made into a movie
We were thrilled to hear the news this morning that a screenplay by our old friend and Boing Boing contributor, Richard Kadrey, is being made into a film by Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead writer-director ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing These ultra-primed Dell and Periphio gaming PCs are on sale for at least 33% off
For most of us, buying a PC is a lot like buying a car. We look for something responsible, sensible, efficient, and safe. That usually means we end up buying the computer equivalent of a Toyota or a H...
01:33 pm GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing Do tabletop miniature games offer more roleplaying than digital RPGs?
In this piece on wargamer.com, author Alex Evans makes a bold claim: "Tabletop wargames tell better stories than most RPGs."I'm a self-described narrative-first gamer story comes above all other cons...
01:32 pm GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing How I've dealt with a lifetime of chronic pain
Last year, I was asked by the self-improvement site, Better Humans, to write about how I cope with chronic pain (I've had severe spinal arthritis since I was a teen). I have finally written that piece...
03:45 am GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing The original kilogram can be yours with this cool, stunningly accurate recreation
Americans are mostly oblivious to the metric system, so it likely comes as a big surprise that the kilogram is more than just a measurement of weight or even an idea. Back in 1879, the kilogram b...
01:04 am GMT - Sat, March 6, 2021
BoingBoing Next week marks the 10th anniversary of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami
Just found a random video of 2011… from WTF On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a massive earthquake northeast of the main island of Honshu. The 8.9 magnitude earthquake...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing CBS reporter tries to trip up Press Secretary Jen Psaki with dishonest question and fails miserably
CBS White House correspondent Weijia Jiang tried to pull a fast one over Press Secretary Jen Psaki, using the phrase "a lot of Americans" rather than "Donald Trump" when discussing who is concerned ab...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing MagSafe is here to stay, and these iPhone charging accessories get it done fast
While the iPhone 12 wasn't a huge technological leap over its predecessor, it did boast at least one significant upgrade: the new MagSafe feature makes it a whole lot easier to connect and power up yo...
10:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Weird Al's home movies
Thanks to my son, there's been something of a "Weird Al" Yankovic revival at our house. Above is a selection of Weird Al's home movies that were included in his Poodle Hat Enhanced CD (2003). ...
10:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing QAnon has some weird overlaps with MMA, WWE, and Wellness Influencer Culture
QAnon cultivates interesting bedfellows. It's one of the things I've found most horribly fascinating about it. It's a conspiracy theory that represents the perfect apex of every exploitative cult tact...
09:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing This is Catfish Charlie, the CIA's robot spy fish
In the 1990s, the CIA's Office of Advanced Technologies and Programs built Charlie, a remote-controlled robotic fish to surreptitiously collect water samples. According to the CIA Museum, the 61cm lon...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Teen with an embarrassing 'foul odor' coming from his nose found the mysterious culprit
A 16-year-old boy noticed that every time he blew his nose, a "pungent, foul odor filled the room." He'd been dealing with nasal problems, including congestion and trouble smelling things, for years....
08:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Turtle found living in the belly of a largemouth bass
Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found this turtle living inside the belly of a largemouth bass. Their field notes on the matter are delightful:The sun rises over ...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Fantastic new Banksy video narrated by Bob Ross
On Monday, anonymous street artist Banksy's latest artwork appeared on an outside wall of the former Reading Prison in Berkshire, England. Banksy confirmed the work was this in this brilliant video na...
07:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Rudy Giuliani's daughter Caroline: "Three-Way Sex With Couples Has Made Me a Better Person"
Writing in Vanity Fair, filmmaker/writer Caroline Rose Giuliani, the twentysomething daughter of Rudy Giuliani, tells "A Unicorn's Tale," how her experience having sex with couples has made her "a bet...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Arizona State Rep. Joseph Chaplik asks why no one was talking about masks during the AIDS epidemic
Yes, this happened. Here's video of Arizona State Rep. Joseph Chaplik asking why no one was talking about masks during the AIDS epidemic since he tried to claim it was fake news. pic.twitter.com/c08L...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Get up to 75% off routers and Wi-Fi accessories to boost your home connectivity
Households are adding more and more smart devices every day. That rush includes voice assistants, security systems, coffeemakers, and even light bulbs. Of course, they're not so "smart" without a...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing A brief history of using applied science fiction contests to design the future
Science fiction readers are often amazed at the ability of their favorite writers to "predict the future." Most of those writers, however, would argue that they're terrible at such a thing, and really...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Famous meme faces: then and now
I'll bet you can recognize these famous meme faces even though I've mosaiced the heck out of them. Click here to see who they are and what they look like today....
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Goose Island's new Cadbury Egg flavored beer
With breweries doing everything they can to push the boundaries of what beer is with some of the most repugnant additives out there, such as beard yeast for Rogue Ale's Beard Beer, made from brewmaste...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Post-mortem: the new 'Star Wars' trilogy wasn't worth it
It's been a year since the Skywalker saga closed for good. The latest Star Wars trilogy grossed $4.5 billion worldwide, outstripping what Disney paid for the franchise, and led to plenty of spinoffs. ...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing 3D printing and painting a Star Wars Dejarik Holochess set
When I was an editor at Make:, one of the most popular posts I ever wrote was about a guy who'd sculpted, molded, cast, and constructed his own Dejarik Holochess (minus the "holo). But that was before...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing A too-typical tragedy of science in the Soviet Union
Botanist and geneticist Nikolai Vavilov had a lifelong mission to prevent starvation by improving food production. His native Russia suffered numerous famines under both the tsar and the Soviets. The ...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Space Hurricane spotted over the North Pole
A special gift for all of my fellow anxiety sufferers: Space hurricanes! Before now, scientists were uncertain they even existed, but a new study shows a 600-mile-wide mass of swirling plasma above th...
04:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing No, the 'quarantini' was not invented in 2020 this Scrubs' SARS-era scene gets the credit
I'd never heard the word "quarantini" until last spring, when holing up in lockdown mode with a necessary cocktail became a thing. But it turns out the word has been around for at least 15 years. Acco...
04:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Woman sues man who set up a GoFundMe campaign for a Starbucks worker she shamed
On June 22, Amber Gilles, a yoga instructor from San Diego, posted a photo of a Starbucks employee to her Facebook page. She wrote: "Meet lenen [sic] from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause I'm n...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Bullhorn Lady indicted
Congratulations, Rachel "bullhorn lady" Powell, mother of eight children — you are now the mother of eight adorable federal charges! We know this is an exciting time for you, and you are probab...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Trevor Noah exposes the mounting Biden 'scandals' that are horrifying the GOP
The GOP is enraged as President Joe Biden's scandals keep piling up. From pointing out the Neanderthal thinking behind lifting mask mandates during a deadly pandemic to keeping mum about pulling racis...
02:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Man 'stunned' to see a ship floating in the air while on a stroll
A man taking a stroll along the coastline in Cornwall, England was "stunned" when he suddenly noticed a ship hovering high above the water. Of course it wasn't really floating through the air, but was...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Tips for buying Soviet cameras
Ancient Soviet lenses fetch solid prices nowadays, not least because they're fast, low contrast and perfectly short of sharp, giving a no-effort "filmic" look to digital camera footage. The cameras th...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing The "dumb TV" is almost dead
As of 2020, writes Nirav Patel, all the fancy TV brands load their sets with tracking, UI advertising and junkware, and short of nerdy shenanigans (such as buying a Raspberry Pi and setting it up as a...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing A catalog of our distant space probes
Spaceprob.es is a handsome catalog of our most far-flung machines, from Voyager 1 (now 22.75bn miles away and scheduled to swing by Gliese 445 in about 40,000 years' time) to Chang'e 5-T1, chilling o...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Album released on PC Engine HuCard
The musician Remute specializes in albums released on classic game console cartridges, and the latest is Electronic Lifestyle, available in physical form on PC Engine HuCard only. I'm a techno musicia...
11:45 am GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing The graphics card sadness index
Even my years-old 1070Ti video card is worth more now than it was brand-new, thanks to the latest crypto boom. The latest models are fetching astronomical prices, scalped by the truckload and vanishin...
11:30 am GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Database of police settlements
Five Thirty Eight published a database of police settlements at Githuba unique body of information that reveals the financial costs incurred by America's excessively violent cops. But it cautions agai...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing The Kilobyte's Gambit
In The Kilobyte's Gambit, Matt Round combines three things that (beyond the obvious connection) are beautiful in very different ways: Netflix's The Queen's Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy; Oscar Tole...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Slice of Life, a love letter to Blade Runner by two fans
Last year, I wrote about Slice of Life, a Croatian fan film being made basically by two guys in a basement using homemade models and digital FX. The film is a love letter to Blade Runner and other sci...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing Japanese scientists find water and organic matter on Itokawa asteroid
Scientists have found water and organic matter on the surface of an asteroid sample collected from the solar system – the first time that such material has been found on an asteroid.The sample, ...
03:45 am GMT - Fri, March 5, 2021
BoingBoing If you want a better understanding of Blockchain, this training can answer all of your questions
Terms like revolutionary and groundbreaking get thrown around a lot in the tech arena. Sometimes, they're warranted. Other times…not so much. Then, there are buzzy new paradigm-shifting technolo...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing This Vankyo mini projector displays images up to 200 inches across
Here's an entirely uncontroversial statement: the convenience of smartphones and tablets is amazing. At no point in human history has so much information, communication, and entertainment been availab...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Wax Holly Golightly and Don Draper visit NYC steakhouse
Who wants to drink and dine among empty seats, when they could be around wax replicas of Al Roker, Jon Hamm and Audrey Hepburn? Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn thinks the company of celeb figures ...
09:10 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing David Bowie grills MTV about their failure to play videos by Black artists in this 1983 interview
Bowie puts VJ Mark Goodman in the hot seat over MTV's lack of representation in this 1983 interview. Cringe along as Goodman back pedals his ass straight off a cliff. First, he denies that the station...
08:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Cuttlefish passes cognitive tests designed for human children
University of Cambridge researchers have administered delayed-gratification tests, usually given to children, to cuttlesfish. Turns out them little cephalopods is smart!The researchers found that all ...
08:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Deception in the rainforest
Don't you just love it when you watch a video for the comedy you expect, and end up learning something neat? In his latest episode of True Facts, Ze Frank is happy to introduce us to some weird creatu...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Poor guy stuck in a chairlift for hours really needs to pee
When you are stuck in a chairlift for hours and you gotta pee, you have limited options. I feel sorry for this guy, but he'll be OK....
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Incredibly clever cat opens a sliding glass door
Opening a sliding glass door is more complicated than it looks if you are a four-legged creature, and yet this scary smart cat figured it out. She (or he) jumps up to the door handle, which she hangs ...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing The science of not knowing when to shut up
If you feel that most conversations go on far longer than they should, you're right. According to a new scientific study, "conversations almost never end when anyone wants them to." Harvard psychologi...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Display supplier leak suggests a possible "Nintendo Switch Pro" is coming soon
The Nintendo Switch has a 6.2-inch, 720p LED display. According to this Bloomberg article, it's possible we'll soon be seeing a new premium Switch model with a 7-inch, 720p OLED display.From the Bloom...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Luxury condominium boasts "open concept bathroom" with no walls or doors
In college, my friends lived in a dodgy apartment where the bathtub was in the kitchen. But that's nothing compared to this newly-renovated luxury condominium in Boston that features an "open concept"...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing QAnon Shaman's mom has a pretty fantastical view of her son's actions
Martha Chansley defends her son the QAnon Shaman as just a guy who was kinda there… in horns and face paint."He walked through open doors." – Martha Chansley, defends the actions o...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Season cast iron on the BBQ
When I learned this method of seasoning cast iron, I was thrilled. No more smoking up the house with awful smelling burnt oil? Using a gas grill is the easiest way, if you have one. I do not.This remi...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing ScholarshipOwl streamlines the scholarship process and scores more money for students
No one needs to tell you that the cost of higher education is astronomical. A year of tuition and fees at the average American private university will cost over $37,000, while even a public school opt...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Jailed QAnon Shaman says he did good: proud he stopped muffin theft in Capitol break room
Insurrectionist and "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley told 60 Minutes+ correspondent Laurie Segall in his first interview from jail that his alleged criminal behavior on January 6 was not an attack on t...
04:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing New York City woman finds hidden empty apartment behind her medicine cabinet
@samanthartsoe seriously never would I have expected to find this… and I documented all of it #mystery #fyp #nyc #secret #foryou #apartment #storytime Mysterious – Andreas Scherren Sa...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Remote, Oregon may soon have the best job market in the United States
Remote, Oregon is a tiny, rural unincorporated area near where Sandy Creek meets the Middle Fork Coquille River. Above is a photo of Remote's post office, store, and gas station. Remote, Oregon is als...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Take a tour of Los Angeles' tiny home village
Los Angeles problem with housing is monumental. This village of tiny homes looks like a promising model. House Beautiful:A colorful village of 40 tiny homes opened up in Los Angeles earlier this month...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing The must-watch first episode of "The Secret Life of Components" is up
I'm so glad the amazing Tim Hunkin has a new video series about components! In the first episode, he takes a deep dive into chains — their history, how they work, how they've been refined over t...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Humblebragging Instagram models share tips, a parody
Julie Nolke is back with a funny sketch about the pleasures and perils of being an Instagram model. They share best poses, scoring free swag, and the need for a good boyfriend/photographer....
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing This trailer for a Murder Hornets nature documentary feels like it's a true crime show
In recent years, true crime documentaries have become all the rage. Sometimes though, the evil lies in our own backyard… Michael Paul Stephenson's Discovery+ documentaryAttack of the Murder Hor...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Ted Cruz's cringe-y CPAC funnyman routine is way better when paired with Seinfeld music
View this post on Instagram A post shared by JUULMULE (@juulmule_)Ah, so that's what was missing! Last week I wondered why comedian Ted Cruz's asinine CPAC "gags" seemed so, well, ...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing QAnon cultists are in a tizzy over maps that don't have "D.C." after Washington
QAnon believers are fixating on these maps that say Washington, not Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/j1EZmhabmU— PatriotTakes (@patriottakes) March 4, 2021It's official: the U.S. capital has bee...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing The Cat's Gambit
Adorable cat video starts with chess and then gets odder....
03:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Recipe-scraping site shuts down after uproar
A new recipe site, Recipeasly, shut down within hours of launching. It turned out that other writers don't want their work mercilessly scraped and republished by a competitor.Recipeasly said it wanted...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing SpaceX's SN10 lands and then explodes
Just after a successful mission summary announcement was made, SN10 blew up on the landing pad. They did land it, which is amazing....
02:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing In dramatic video, a toddler falls from a 12th floor balcony. (A delivery driver comes to the rescue)
A terrifying scene caught on video shows a three-year-old girl in Vietnam dangling from a 12th floor balcony rail. Panicked neighbors are heard screaming, and in a horrific moment, the girl drops. Wha...
02:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Grow bonsai in your terminal
cbonsai generates text bonsai in terminal windows, with various settings and a screensaver mode. It's the next-best thing to pulling a Data General Dasher out of the trash and using it as a plantpot....
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Laura Ingraham finally admits to all of Fox's 'Bad Faith' BS (a George Michael parody)
Frozen wind turbines, going to Cancn for the sake of the children, a Pelosi-caused insurrection, everything that spews out of Tucker Carlson's mouth… Fox's 'round-the-clock faux news is hilariou...
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Iceberg simulator improved
Joshua Tauberer's Iceberg simulator (previously at BB) has been given a wealth of new features at Engaging Data. You can now have multiple icebergs; set their melt speed; import various interesting sh...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Octopus selfie wins photography contest
Photographer Gaetano Dario Gargiulo's cool tide pool octopus photo won Best in Show at the annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest this year. What makes this image even cooler, is that the octopus a...
01:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Police: pro-Trump group plans to attack U.S. Capitol today
U.S. Capitol police report obtaining intelligence that an "unidentified militia group" plans to "breach the Capitol" today and that they are acting to avert the threat. The United States Capitol Polic...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing What to do if you're "Alonely"
If you're a person whogets energetically drained after socializing with people, you're probably "Alonely", the opposite of lonely.According to this recent-ish study, Aloneliness is the negative feelin...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Photographer captures the neo-noir vibes of New York City
My Modern Met has a cool photo essay featuring the work of Nicolas Miller, a NY-based photographer who teases out neo-noir photo-stories from the nighttime, rain-soaked, steamy streets of the real Got...
12:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing How XTC's "English Settlement" changed pop music
A look at XTC's 1982 double album, English Settlement, and the widespread influence the record would have on post-punk Brit pop, power pop, and the alt.rock to follow. Warren also talks about how XTC'...
11:21 am GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Pawp is true pet protection with an instant $3,000 safety shield from crippling vet bills.
The excitement of bringing a new pet into your home, particularly an indescribably cute kitten or puppy, is intoxicating. Between welcoming the new family member and enjoying all that youthful energy ...
03:45 am GMT - Thu, March 4, 2021
BoingBoing Everyone needs a spurtle in their kitchen and this pakka wood set is as sharp as they come
When you sort through all those kitchen utensils that take up drawer after drawer in your oh-so-well-stocked kitchen, there could be an essential item that you've forgotten. You undoubtedly have a spo...
11:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Elfquest audio movie announced, with livestream event Friday
Fantasy classic Elfquestmy favorite fantasy series and a regular subject here at BB (previously, previously, previously)is to become an audio movie with a cast of 40 voice actors and an original orche...
10:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the original version of "Superman," the 1969 pop-psych song that REM covered
I've been a fan of REM since the early 1980s, and Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) is my favorite of their albums. That's why I'm surprised that somehow I slept on the fact that "Superman" is actually a cove...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing The SmartMike is a wireless stereo mic that makes smartphone audio sound amazing
While the process of recording everything from a vlog to a musical performance has definitely seen some huge improvements since the advent of the smartphone, that, by no stretch, means that we've work...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman has huge fit when denied at Trader Joe's for mask rules, muscles his way inside anyway
View this post on Instagram A post shared by @davenewworld_An angry Texas gentleman has a fit because a Trader Joe's employee won't let both of his kids in without wearing masks. H...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Joe Biden calls Gov Abbott's end of mask mandate 'Neanderthal thinking'
When asked today about Texas' and Mississippi's illogical decision to lift the mask mandates, President Biden told reporters that it was a "big mistake." Emphasizing that we need to follow science in ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing A look back at the revolutionary history of Vermont's Bread & Puppet Theatre
The Messy Nessy Cabinet of Chic Curiosities has a great retrospective on the full radical history of this unique and uniquely wonderful art-and-food collective Bread and Puppet Theatre:Bread & Pup...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing I use this little Bluetooth amp to play music and podcasts in the living room
I bought the Nobsound G3 2 Channel Bluetooth 5.0 Power Amplifierin 2019 and attached a couple of speakers to it. Now anyone in the family can play music, audiobooks, YouTube audio, and podcasts from t...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in 1985 Western Airlines ad
Kirk and Spock in Hawaiian shirts flying coach on an airline that would not exist only 2 years later is not what Trekkies long to see, but here it is. Fifth grade volcano science project included. Act...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Truebill can help get your off-track finances back on track
TLDR: From canceling forgotten subscription fees to renegotiating your bills to a complete budgeting planner, Truebill is a full-service financial management app that works.If you've ever had to cance...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing The 1978 Mego 2-XL Talking Robot was a brilliant illusion of interactive computing, based on 8-Track tapes
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Covid mirrorshades
My brain insists this is photoshopped but it's actually the #1 New Release in Sunglasses on amazon dot com.Bevi … Protective Eyewear [Amazon.com]...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Oath Keeper denounces her oath, judge doesn't buy it
wJessica Watkins was arrested for her actions as an organizer and participant in the storming of the United States Capitol Building on January 6. As she faced U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta she sai...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Madge is a creepy soap pusher
From the days of driving without a seatbelt, while your kids roam freely in the back of your station wagon comes Madge, an early televised Karen.Shaming your customers is always the way to go!...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Dr. Fauci's coronavirus is headed to the Smithsonian
Dr. Anthony Fauci is donating his personal model of the SARS-CoV-2 virion to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The plastic model will be on view in a future exhibition titled "In ...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Vaccine shortage may soon become an overabundance
Yesterday, President Biden said that "we're now on track to have enoughvaccine supply forevery adult in America by the end of May." Shortly thereafter, according to Jefferies analyst Michael Yee, we'l...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Adorable capybara can't get enough of this scratchy massage
This capybara is in all her glory as she shows off her choppers while enjoying a good thorough scratching. ...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe, from 1750
English astronomer Thomas Wright is best known as the man who first hypothesized that clusters of stars in the sky might actually be other galaxies, and that the luminous blur of the Milky Way was an ...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing A punk, two goths, and a mod interviewed on an Irish TV talk show (1983)
Unsurprisingly, the host asks mostly inane questions that the punk, goths, and mod do their best to answer respectfully and earnestly. "It's a rebellion against the old system, the system we were born...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing UbuWeb: an online archive of the avant-garde
UbuWeb is a thoughtfully curated, giant online archive of avant-garde material. Everything on the site can be downloaded for free. Some of my favorite sections of the site include Conceptual Comics, O...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: 32 opening themes from forgotten 1950s TV shows
I'm surprised I've never heard of these old TV shows. It's like they came from an alternate universe. Norby? In any case, the animation, lettering, and music is nice.[via r/ObscureMedia]...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Extraterrestrial porch pirate caught on camera swiping package
This extraterrestrial porch pirate was caught on camera swiping a package from a family's doorstep in Jacksonville, Florida. "We have had a lot of theft, car break-ins and door pullers, or whatever yo...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing This 80s movie has plucky losers who ski
Plucky losers taking over a rich guys hobby was one of the great 80s tropes. ...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing A yard sale customer who bought a small bowl for $35 found out it's worth up to $500,000
A yard sale customer in Connecticut bought a small porcelain bowl for $35, and on a hunch, emailed Sotheby's to see if it was worth anything. Now the bowl, a "15th century Chinese artifact" only 6-inc...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Idaho lawmaker opposes bill because it "makes it easier for mothers to come out of the home"
Rep. Charlie Shepherd (R-Pollock) wants to make sure Idaho mothers are stuck at home where they belong. Here he is using Bronze Age logic to explain why a bill to increase access to early childhood ed...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing New camera system detects litterbug drivers, automatically issues a fine
The BBC has a report (watch the video here) about a new AI system that's being deployed in Maidstone in Kent to penalize motorists tossing crisps bags, ice lolly wrappers, and used johnnies out the wi...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Pong played as a tiny icon in the Dock on MacOS
Who says you can't play games on a Mac pic.twitter.com/GNVDUd59bQ— Neil Sardesai (@neilsardesai) February 19, 2021Neil Sardesai is an iOS engineer who makes fun and curious apps and games in hi...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing How Marvel Studios locks in most of their movie visuals years before the cast is set
I enjoy the Marvel Cinematic Universe well enough, as both an avid comic reader since childhood, and as an adult who understands how the Hollywood hype machine works. One thing that has always fascina...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing AI surveillance cameras to fine British "litter louts"
The shaky legal credibility of CCTV evidence (and anger at the blatant profiteering by governments and contractors) has seen a fall in their use in U.S. cities. In Britain, though, the racket's in r...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this spot-on parody of an oversharing woman giving an apartment tour
Bonkey's apartment tour is so realistic that I cringed my way through it. ...
03:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Insurrection Reunion: CPAC's version of The Real Housewives Reunion Show
Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) compares CPAC to The Real Housewives Reunion Show, except this was a "sit-down after Insurrection Day." "It was kind of like the sit-down after Insurrection Day for th...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing This dress is an homage to Perseverance's Dare Mighty Things parachute
Svaha Apparel crowdfunded a dress resembling NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover parachute and it's already 4X past its goal. Pre-order one for $70.Perseverance worked out! We are in love with the design o...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing The Last of Us Part II leads BAFTA Games Award nominations
On Tuesday, the BAFTA Game Awards announced their 2021 nominees with Sony/Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II leading the pack with a record-breaking thirteen nominations, including Best Game. Animal...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Dolly Parton gets the vaccine she helped to fund
After contributing $1,000,000 to its development last year, American treasure Dolly Parton received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. Appearing at Vanderbilt University alongs...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Web tool that generates flowcharts from text
Behold flowchart.fun, a little web tool that generates a quick-and-dirty flowchart from text. You type in words; they appear in a flowchart box. To make a new box with a pointer going towards it, you ...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Right-wing lies do better on Facebook
Researchers at New York University found that that right-wing misinformation on Facebook was much more likely to generate "engagement" therelikes, shares and commentsthan left-wing misinformation. The...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing After Texas lifts mask mandate, 'I hate it here' trends on Twitter
Yesterday, in the name of "freedom," Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he was lifting the mask mandate and opening Texas "100%." In his press release he said, "With this executive order, we are ens...
02:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Who is Wanda/the Scarlet Witch on WandaVision?
If you've been watching Marvel Studios' WandaVision on Disney+ and are not a regular comic book fan, you may be curious to know more about who Wanda Maximoff really is and exactly how she fits into th...
02:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol riot was "domestic terrorism", says FBI director
FBI director Christopher Wray told Congress yesterday that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was domestic terrorism and that it was the work of Trump supporters, with no evidence of "false flag" i...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Meet Spencer, the smart voice assistant that you build and program yourself
Want an example of exactly how fast the world of tech moves? Ten years ago, Amazon Alexa and Google Home were unheard of. Now, your child can build one!Well, maybe not those particular smart home assi...
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Chagrin Falls: Gavin's Obsolescence
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...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing D&D dumps controversial league play character creation rule
Breaking nerd news from ComicBook.com:Dungeons & Dragons will be a bit different when gameplay finally returns to game stores and other organized play venues, thanks to a change in Adventurer's Le...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing USA map on Sri Lankan television simplifies matters
What do Sri Lankan graphic artists know about America's future that Americans don't? [via]...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Why John Lennon initially hated "Twist and Shout"
When The Beatles recorded "Twist and Shout" on Feb 11, 1963, for their debut album, Please, Please Me, producer George Martin had the presence of mind to save that screaming vocal track for the end of...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Supercut of electronics enthusiast getting zapped
pic.twitter.com/AqGtCU2R3w— No Context Humans (@HumansNoContext) March 1, 2021I never got zapped building a PC or fooling around with speakers or whatnot, but I'm never doing any of it again! Th...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Queen's "We Will Rock You" but Dixieland style
Queen's "We Will Rock You" has been jazzed up by the good folks at There I Ruined It. Dixieland jazz, that is: "New Orleans jazz legend Freddie Mercury performs his signature song."screengrab via Ther...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Building and flying a 9-plane plane
These two videos show Randy St. Clair flying an R/C model mega-plane comprised of nine individual planes. It's really to see the odd, oscillating flight dynamics of this beast.Image: YouTube...
12:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing In which we learn where "that song" came from
How much of your knowledge of classical music comes from old cartoons? I thought so. Many of us cannot listen to "Ride of the Valkyries" without hearing "kill the wabbit" in our heads. Vincent Alexand...
12:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Someone watched all 500 Netflix original movie, and tried to rank them all
Like it or not, Netflix has absolutely succeeded in their long game of "undercut the competition with cheaper services until you complete replace them." It worked with video stores; and it ultimately ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Robot hears by using the ear of a dead locust
Astute readers will recall the "Smellicopter" from last fall, a robot that used an amputated moth antenna to navigate toward smells.Robot-insect hybrids seems to be a hot area, because now a team at T...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Beautiful book showcases the early Amiga demoscene
Demoscene the Amiga years volume 1 [editions64k.fr] is an enormous 450-page book that showcases the spectacular audio-visual demos that established Commodore's Amiga as the world's most psychedelic co...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, March 3, 2021
BoingBoing Turn any shower into a luxury experience with this jumbo showerhead
Did you know young people spend more time on average in the shower than older age groups? It's true. In fact, 18-to-24-year-olds routinely log more than 13 minutes under their showerheadduring ea...
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Fox live reporting on Comic Con news interrupted by police shooting across the street
Comic Con coverage turns into officer involved shooting. San Diego 03/01/2021 from PublicFreakout As Fox's Jeff McAdam reports on (or reads verbatim from his phone) coverage on t...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing These green-paged memo notebooks are perfect
I like the size and green pages of the Rediform Memo/Subject Notebook. It doesn't take up much space on my desk, and the spiral binding means I can fold the pages all the way back so it takes up even ...
10:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Texas governor lifts mask mandate and "opens Texas 100 percent"
Texas Governor Greg Abbott says residents of the Lone Star Republic no longer need to put up with the inconvenience of having to wear masks in dry goods stores and ice houses or being restricted from ...
10:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Dog makes cute faces
Electra can be cute when she isn't eating my freshly planted vegetables, or Roku remotes. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Electra (@electra___cute) View this po...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch as a tree interrupts a band
Luckily no one was hurt, but this tree wanted the music the stop....
10:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Strange but true: Reese's introduces a peanut butter cup without the chocolate
Secret's out Reese's Peanut Butter Lovers has gone ULTIMATE. pic.twitter.com/pmUqNRYFIq— REESE'S (@reeses) March 1, 2021Like calling a peanut a chocolate-free peanut M&M, The Hershey Com...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Artificial intelligence tries QWOP
QWOP, arguably the most difficult video game ever, was created by Bennett Foddy in 2008. The point is to control a sprinter with four keys that move his thighs and calf muscles. A few seconds in, and ...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Budget-priced palm sander does a great job
The TACKLIFE random orbital 5" palm sander is great for the price.I bought a Bosche that cost around 2.5X more 15 years ago. It did a lot of work for me for 3-5 years, sat for nearly 10, and then died...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing This ultra-light headlamp has a 210-degree arc of light and 32 hours of battery
Bright, hands-free light isn't easy to come by. Headlamps unnaturally focus their beams in what seems like a laser pointer, and they typically don't produce enough light. And who wants to strap a big ...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Leaked video of Alex Jones hating on Trump: "God I'm f*cking sick of him"
Trump cultists who worship health supplement pitchman Alex Jones and their god-emperor-in-exile will not experience cognitive dissonance when they see this video of Jones disparaging Trump. They'll re...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing eink.link is a website directory for e-readers
Kindles and other e-ink readers come with rudimentary web browsers. It's no fun to use them for regular web use, so Doug Belshaw made a directory of web sights especially useful for e-reader users. It...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Kayleigh MacEnany's plan for grand farewell disrupted by President Trump sparking a failed insurrection
MacEnany had planned to regale the nation with the wondrous achievements of the Trump Administration, sadly those plans were upset when her boss encouraged a crowd to murder Congress, and they failed....
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing This guy knocks on McMansion doors and asks owners "What do you do for a living?"
Vlogger Aaron Vankampen goes around to expensive houses with opulent cars in the driveway, knocks on the door, and asks the occupants what they do for a living. It's hard to believe people are willing...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this incredible close-up video of 1mm stink bug eggs hatching
Photographer Jens shot this stunning time lapse video of 1mm stink bug eggs hatching over a period of two weeks. He used a "sonya6300, 90mm 1:1 macro lens together with RaynoxDCR250, revealing this m...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing 'Aliens: Fireteam' reminds me of Atari Jaguar 'Alien vs Predator'
Aliens: Fireteam looks fun but we used to LAN play Alien vs Predator on the Atari Jaguar....
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Opening an intricately-folded "locked" letter from c.1700
When I was in junior high school, in those better days before texting, kids communicated by passing intricately-folded handwritten notes. Using complex folding techniques so that the paper becomes its...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Apple locked this guy out of his iCloud, App Store, and Apple ID accounts
Dustin Curtis ("Designer. Investor. Nomad.") suddenly found himself locked out of most of his Apple services and multiple calls to Apple didn't help. He finally figured out the problem – a mista...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Mitt Romney jokes about his fall and black eye: "I went to CPAC. That was the problem."
Mitt Romney was hospitalized and got "a lot of stitches" in his eyebrow and eyelid after a fall that left him unconscious. Although he was playing with his grandchildren when he took the spill, he jok...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing How British Intelligence manufactured a Satanic Panic in Northern Ireland
The British government once launched a PsyOps campaign against the Provisional IRA that attempted to frame them as devil-worshipping Cultists. They even went as far as having Intelligence Agents resea...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Trump supporter bragged about posing as antifa and beating 4 cops at Capitol Riot, says FBI
After bragging via text that he dressed as an antifa so he could beat cops, Trump supporter William Robert Norwood IIIwas arrested for participating in the Capitol Riot on February 25. He was charged ...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Buy an underground nuclear bunker
Ghosts, at no extra charge. The 56-bedroom Hope Cover Bunker in Devon was turned into a nuclear fallout shelter in the '50s. The base was designed to house 250 government workers in a sealed sanctuary...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Racist maskless woman causes pilot to intervene, gets kicked off "because I'm white"
Karen doesn't know why she's being kicked off the plane. from FuckYouKaren A racist Karen freaks out on a plane, apparently because people are telling her to wear her mask. She s...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Famous horse trainer banned from Britain after sitting on dead horse
Gordon Elliott, Ireland's famous trainer of champions, was photographed sitting on a dead horse and now they won't let him into Britain. Elliott has apologized, stating that he was standing by the dea...
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Cannibalism, murderous insects, face mites, and creepy clowns
Gory Details is National Geographic reporter Erika Engelhaupt's new book about the science of creepy, interesting, and real things such as face mites (above), the caloric intake of cannibals, the unpl...
03:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Little free library of sticks for dogs
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, I've noticed more Little Free Libraries popping up outside people's homes. Boing Boing pal Howard Rheingold even made a Little Free Art Gallery! Now, Jeremiah Carter, ag...
03:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Cheeto dust leads to arrest of burglary suspect
Tulsa, Oklahoma police arrested Sharon Carr for suspected burglary after she attempted to break into a home through a window. Her taste in snack foods led to her undoing. From the Tulsa Police Departm...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Getting Dressed in the 14th Century
My fiance and I stumbled across a very cool YouTube series last night. Called Getting Dressed in…, it features men and women getting dressed in the 14th century, 1665 Delft, 18th century, 19th c...
03:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Earth, if it were listed on Zillow
Comedy writer Isabella Giovannini imagined Zillow listings for our home planet. From the New Yorker:Earth (TWO WEEKS ON ZILLOW)This STUNNING open-concept planet is STILL available, but act fastit is H...
02:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Another Roku remote bites the dust
I fell to sleep with this remote in the bed. Electra monched it....
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Jeep willing to keep talking with Cherokee Nation about not using their name
It appears Jeep has heard Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.'s request the 'Jeep Cherokee" not be called that, and Jeep is willing to talk to him some more. Jalopnik:The disagreement bet...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Dr. Seuss pulls 6 titles due to insensitivity and racism
Beloved children's artist and story teller Theodore Geisel's work was not always the most inclusive, and has long been the subject of criticism. Dr. Seuss Enterprises has ceased to publish 6 books tha...
02:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing A new breakthrough in the study of Einsteinium, a rare element discovered in a 50s nuclear test
Einsteinium (atomic number 99) is a rare synthetic element named after, you guessed it, Albert Einstein. It's produced from the decay of nuclear elements, and was originally discovered in the fallout ...
02:13 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing The Army is testing a new exoskeleton that's halfway between Iron Man and the ALIENS Power Loader suit
Aim Control Enhancers (ACE) are a small arms stabilization exoskeleton designed to assist soldiers in handling large weapons. From Task and Purpose:The Army is currently experimenting with a piece of ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing This JBL tower speaker brings professional, theater-quality sound to your home
It seems like every company is putting out their own speakers these days. From industry heavyweights like Sony and Pioneer to boutique brands you've never even heard of, store shelves are packed with ...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing DIY 5k monitor
Phillip Caudell wanted a second high-resolution display for his iMac. Unfortunately, Apple's own model is wildly expensive and he didn't like the look of the plastic alternatives. So he did "what any ...
01:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing The first permitted 3D-printed house is now for sale in New York state
Riverhead, New York is on the east side of Long Island, not far from the Hamptons. And there you can buy a 3-bedroom, 2-bath house for $300,000about half of the average new home cost in the areathat w...
01:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon shaves off its new app icon's "Hitler" mustache
Amazon recently unveiled a new icon for its mobile app, but there was a problem: it looked kind of like a hipster Hitler with a rueful smile.Amazon has modified the icon, replacing the stache with som...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing As third accuser steps forward, Andrew Cuomo starts making excuses
A third woman has accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, saying he made unwanted advances on her and kissed her after being refused. "I was so confused and shocked and embarrasse...
01:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Early raves for Stargrave, the spaced-out sibling of Frostgrave
I'm starting to get very excited to get my hands on Stargrave, the new sci-fi skirmish game by Joseph McCullough. Joe is the creator of the fantasy miniatures skirmish game, Frostgrave, one of my favo...
01:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing 14-string guitar in action
Ichika Nito shows how to play the 14-string guitar made for them by 10sguitars. Here's Ichika with a slightly less extremist 9-string axe:9 pic.twitter.com/D41F7fejx7— ichika nito (@ichika_mo) D...
01:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing How to open an electronic padlock with an EMP generator
The lockpicking lawyer can open a fancy electronic-timed padlock in about half a second with a shim, but that's too easy. Why not open it with an electromagnetic pulse?You don't need to be an electric...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Six key steps for getting kids to sleep
By the time bedtime rolls around, parents are exhausted. However, their children do everything in their power to extend the day, which leads to more stress for the entire family. A study involving 59 ...
12:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing How Jimi Hendrix derailed The Lulu Show and was banned from the BBC
On the evening of January 4, 1969, the Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the live Lulu Show in Britain. To play out the program, they were supposed to play "Hey Joe." But after a bunch of dressing r...
12:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing What we can learn from a Bollywood blockbuster about periods
Women around the world suffer from two problems that we don't think about much in the US. In many parts of the world, menstruation is seen as gross, unclean, or at least something that no one talks ab...
03:29 am GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Get started on a UI/UX design career with this training package
Want to reprint a famous author's writing on your website? You could get sued. Dropped a clip from a TV show or movie into your YouTube video? You could get sued. Have almost any identifiable song pla...
01:26 am GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing These STEM learning kits will prime your kids' creativity and ingenuity
For a kid, STEM has almost become like eating your vegetables or cleaning your pet's litter box. Your parents might say it's necessary, but that doesn't mean you'll to enjoy it. But like many ide...
12:41 am GMT - Tue, March 2, 2021
BoingBoing Check out 15 fun kids games and projects that both entertain and educate
Parents love their kids… but no matter how much they dote on the little rugrats, a few common kid statements are bound to prompt an eyeroll every time. Like, "Are we there yet?" Or, "That's not ...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for documentary about college admissions scandal
Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal will premiere on Netflix on March 21. Everything you've heard is true. But you haven't heard everything. Using real conversations recreated from FBI wiret...
10:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing What are NFTs?
Sean Bonner wrote a good introductory piece to NTFs (non-fungible tokens), which can be used to sell and trade digital works of art. Sean (who is selling NFTs of his cool glitched photography) got me ...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Out-of-tune CPAC National Anthem fixed by a piano accompaniment in many keys
After the CPAC singer murdered the National Anthem, pianist Brandon Ethridge brought the dead back to life by accompanying the song in the key of F, F#, G, and G . Now it actually sounds pretty good!...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Cop unfairly grabs Black woman instead of white anti-masker who was harassing her
An angry white anti-masker at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was harassing everyone around her (:30), cussing and calling them stupid for wearing masks. She then approaches a Black couple,...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Pre-order Super Magical Forest from Revival Press
Like rolling the 20-sided die while watching Hanna-Barbera shows on a Saturday morning, Rocktober's Jake Austen describes the upcoming graphic novel Super Magical Forest from Revival Press as "Yogi Be...
08:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon turns 48 today
Pink Floyd's 8th studio album, Dark Side of the Moon, was released on March 1, 1973. The importance of this record, to music, culture, and a million aural-astral trips, cannot be overstated. Do yourse...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man drowns searching for golf ball
A man playing golf in Florida drowned Sunday while trying to find a lost ball, reports the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department.According to investigators, 74-year-old Hermilo Jazmines and a friend we...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing What would happen to a pair of Crocs at the bottom of the ocean?
What would happen to a pair of Crocs if they sat 3 kilometers down on the ocean floor? How about a styrofoam cup? Or a fishing lure? The Hydraulic Press Channel employs a high pressure chamber to subj...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing So many dwarf sunflower seedlings
My daughter planted ALL THE SEEDS and now — if possible — we have far too many sunflowers.I handed my daughter two packs of these dwarf sunflower seeds. I asked her to plant 4 per planter ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing How Zoom is changing American Sign Language
As the pandemic has driven adoption and (over)use of videoconferencing software like Zoom, it's required changes in American Sign Language. From Scientific American:One adaptation arises as a result o...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch cute baby rescue stoat meet another stoat for the first time
This tiny stoat is very fun to watch. (What in the hell is a stoat?) Oh, easy. It's another term for an ermine. (A what?) A short-tailed kind of a weasel, in the mustelids family of carnivorous varmin...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for "Poly Styrene: I Am a Clich"
Four years after their successful crowdfunding campaign, directors Paul Sng and Celeste Bell have released the trailer for the long-awaited documentary about punk genius Poly Styrene, lead singer of s...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Why do computer progress bars suck as much now as they did back in the ASCII days?
"It is 2021, and progress bars' loading time estimates still suck just as much as they did back when they looked like this [referring to ASCII graphic]" YouTuber Tom Scott says. "Why can't computers j...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Neural net turns music from YouTube into cursed choral and string renditions
Via Waxy, GAN.STYLE is a "cursed generator [that] resynthesizes audio from YouTube using a neural net trained onchoralandstringsrecordings."Enter the YouTube URL of a music video and "enjoy" the resul...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli tackles Smash Mouth
Very Shrek....
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing John Cleese's Favorite Sketch, The Bookshop
If you've ever wondered what John Cleese's favorite comedy sketch that he was involved with, it's this one, co-starring the great Marty Feldman. It's somewhat surprising that Cleese's favorite is not ...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Ray Harryhausen describes how he shot the classic skeleton fight scene from Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
The skeleton sword battle inJason and the Argonauts(1963) is one of the most memorable scenes in movie history. Here's a video of Ray Harryhausen animating one of the skeletons, showing how much time ...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Thousands of monkeys still in forced labor farms
Some farmers in Thailand are still forcing monkeys to harvest coconuts even after a 2019 investigation led to companies, supermarkets, and the Thai government promised to help stop the cruel animal la...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing $90 million yacht rams dock
Four different videos of a yacht hitting a dock in St. Martin. According to CharterWorld the 77m yacht has nine cabins, a swimming pool, a 162 sqm beach club, and an elevator. According to Superyachtf...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Human tells dog what to do through house intercom
Sadie escaped from her yard and is having a blast barking loudly on a sidewalk for all the neighbors to enjoy until she hears her human's voice coming from somewhere in the sky, ordering her to go ba...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this new ad for The Hyatt Hotel: A Paradise for Sedition
This Meidas Touch parody ad, "The Hyatt Hotel: A paradise for Sedition," jabs the hotel chain for hosting this year's CPAC event, whose stage resembled a Nazi rune. "Imagine a destination where conspi...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Smoked over-the-top adobo chili
This was the easiest batch of delicious smoked chili I have made yet. This simple smoked over-the-top chili took even less effort than my previous batch, where-in I used McCormick spice envelopes to f...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Goya Foods CEO thinks Trump is the "still-actual president of the United States"
Here's the @GoyaFoods CEO lying, again, saying Trump is still President. Will be interesting to see what the Goya board does now. pic.twitter.com/aw1I8KTW1M— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) Februa...
04:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Al "Grandpa Munster" Lewis do a real weather report for WPIX
Not only was he a very funny vampire, Al Lewis was a restaurateur, candidate for New York governor, and, as seen above, occasional weatherman for WPIX-TV. "Tomorrow is gonna be beautiful! It's gonna w...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Get VPN Unlimited for yourself and share a 2nd subscription with a friend
You've probably got at least one person in your life that just absolutely doesn't get technology. Outside of surfing the web or answering their phone, they have little to no idea how all those microsc...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing No-masker denied service demands to speak to "corporate"
A no-masker denied service at a restaurant has a plan – she's going to call a business owner and tell them to fire an employee for enforcing a company policy....
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing A tree fell on my 1976 BMW R90S
I am rapidly running out of horcrux. Since the pandemic, I don't ride much, but when I did it was always my Daytona Orange R90S. Immaculately maintained, I had been told she was the most fun to ride e...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing John Oliver skewers Andrew Cuomo and asks, 'What the f**k is wrong with you?'
In case you missed any of the myriad Andrew Cuomo scandals in the last couple of weeks, John Oliver lays it all out here in a biting nutshell (starts at :30). From the "famously unpleasant" New York g...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Animals interviewed with tiny mic
Many of them are surprisingly talkative, but one suspects that even then they are just annoyed at being offered an inedible snack....
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Gab hacked 70 GB of passwords, private posts taken, says transparency group DDoSecrets
The far-right hate platform Gab has been hacked and 70GB of private posts and other data are being made available to journalists and social scientists, says Distributed Denial of Secrets cofounder Emm...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Oscar-winning anime Spirited Away is headed for the stage
Though My Neighbor Totoro will always be the favorite of die-hards, 2001's Oscar-winning Spirited Away is often regarded as Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece. Now an adaptation, written and directed by Ton...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy convicted of corruption, will serve year under house arrest
Nicolas Sarkozy, formerly the president of France, was today sentenced to three years imprisonment on corruption charges. Two years of the sentence were suspended and he may serve the third at home.Th...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Singer murders National Anthem at CPAC
You've heard about it. Now feast your ears. The poor dear. I love Steve Silberman's comment on Twitter:Singer stuns #CPAC with unexpectedly avant-garde tribute to Charles Ives and Frank Zappa with rad...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing A tour of Roentgen's 1785 mechanical desk
Here is a brief look inside of Roentgen key-activated mechanical desk built in 1785. Abraham Roentgen started out as a clock maker and ended up incorporating clock-like mechanism into his courtly furn...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Exactly how far astronaut Alan Shepard hit those golf balls on the Moon
Image analyst Andy Saunders used video and photographs to determine just how far "miles and miles and miles" is.Not very far.Astronomy:However, image specialist Andy Saunders recently analyzed archiva...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Drag racing tires are amazing
A fantastic primer on drag racing and tire technology....
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Nicolas Cage run through Deep Nostalgia
Deep Nostalgia is a service that animates "old family photos" by wrapping the faces around video of a breathing, metabolizing person. This supposedly brings the past to life but is in fact creepy and ...
01:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Country great, Roy Clark, shredding on guitar for two minutes
Please enjoy this live performance of Grand Ole' Opry/Hee Haw regular, Roy Clark, blazing his way through the 12th Street Rag.Bonus track:[H/t Patton Oswalt]Image: Screengrab...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing A 90-year-old man bought a print ad in the Wall Street Journal just to complain about AT&T
Aaron Epstein is a 90-year-old resident of North Hollywood, California. He's been an AT&T customer since 1960, and he's absolutely fed up with the company's failure to upgrade his 3Mbps DSL servic...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Stryx, the too-good-to-last satanic '70s variety show
In the 1970s, Italian television writer-director Enzo Trapani heeded a call with destiny. Literally. "In an interview with Sorrisi e Canzoni, the Italian equivalent of TV Guide, [Trapani] cl...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing The weirdest corporate mascot of all time
In 2004, the sandwich chain Quiznos enlisted Joel Veitch's Spongmonkeys for their TV advertisements. What happened then illustrates the great divide at the time between those who were connected with i...
01:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Multi-level marketing schemes thriving around beauty products
The BBC's Kirsty Grant reports on the growth of multilevel-marketing schemes in the UK built around beauty brands. These companies are "cult-like" businesses operating as close to pyramid schemes as t...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing America's obsession with tipping of course has racist roots
Tipping-as-wage is a weirdly American phenomenon. Don't get me wrong, I have some friends in the restaurant industry who have done quite well for themselves thanks to the bizarre social expectations o...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Surgeon shows up at video court date during surgery
To add to our towering ziggurat of pandemic Zoom incidents, we can add this one: A California surgeon showed up for his online traffic-court date during surgery.Despite the surgeon insisting that he w...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Surgeon joins Zoom meeting while his patient lies on operating table
To add to our towering ziggurat of pandemic Zoom incidents, we can add this one: A California surgeon showed up for his online traffic-court date during surgery.Despite the surgeon insisting that he w...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing The dystopian roots of the concept of "Meritocracy"
Meritocracy is one of those things that sounds innocuous enough on the surface (hard work pays off! everyone gets rewarded proportionately according to their abilities!), but quickly starts to crumble...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing An artist sculpts an entire town in 1/6th scale
Michael Garman is a Colorado Springs legend. Old Colorado City is home to his Magic Town, a 1/6th scale "sculptural theater" that he built by himself over the past 30 years — 3,000 square feet o...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing An amazingly well-preserved four-wheeled processional chariot unearthed in Pompeii
The Archaeological Park of Pompeii and the Public Prosecutor's Office of Torre Annunziata recently announced the discovery of an extraordinary find, an intact four-wheeled processional, found during e...
07:30 am GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing This faithfully crafted moon lamp is as hypnotic as it is functional
For all of us space geeks, the past few weeks have been pretty magically. From the landing of NASA's uber-rover Perseverance on the face of Mars to hearing the first sounds from the surface of an alie...
06:50 am GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Mechanical engineering is just as tough as you think. But with this training, it's not impossible.
Engineers create. But when you get down into the specifics of creating something like an electrical generator or an internal combustion engine, that requires a level of skill and understanding for mec...
05:30 am GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing How to learn business, marketing, personal growth, and more for under $30
Resolutionists make big claims every January 1st about their plans for the year ahead. But two months into the year is usually when those plans fall apart, and you'll find them looking back at how the...
02:55 am GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing The GoFish Cam lets anglers see what's really happening underwater. And it records video too.
There's almost nothing more primal than fishing. Just you, a line, a body of water, a fish as your prey…and truckloads of patience.As a fisherman stands with their line cast and a lure bobbing s...
01:21 am GMT - Mon, March 1, 2021
BoingBoing Safeguard your eyes from your iPhone's blue light with this $30 screen protector
We all know we should avoid staring at screens all day, but an offshoot of this past year spent mostly at home is that more and more of us are doing the exact opposite of that heartfelt advice.App ana...
11:13 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2021
BoingBoing Check out 15 fun kids games and projects that both entertain and educate
Parents love their kids… but no matter how much they dote on the little rugrats, a few common kid statements are bound to prompt an eyeroll every time. Like, "Are we there yet?" Or, "That's not ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2021
BoingBoing What makes a good cover song? Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and poet/music critic Hanif Abdurraqib discuss.
I love discovering new bands and hearing new music. But over the past year, I've found myself listening to a lot of cover songsmostly multi-artist compilations full of cover songs that all share a cer...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2021
BoingBoing Light-up constellation embroidery
Our pal, Becky Stern, has posted a cool new project which is both a great introduction to embroidery and a celebration of the constellations of the night sky. The project page even includes downloadab...
03:19 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2021
BoingBoing Second aide accuses New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment
Days after one former aide accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of forcing a kiss on her, another says the 63-year-old Democrat asked her she "had ever been with an older man" [New York Times] while they were al...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2021
BoingBoing Video shows the shape of a flock of starlings evading a hawk
Xai Bou is a photographer who takes photos not of birds, but of the movements of birds — the shapes they trace as they move through the sky.A while ago he did a project called Ornithographies, i...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2021
BoingBoing Tear Gun captures and freezes tears and shoots them back at whomever made you cry
This amazing project from 2016 recently resurfaced on social media. Yi Fei Chen is a designer based in the Netherlands. She built the Tear Gun as a project while attending design academy.For Yi-Fei Ch...
04:30 am GMT - Sun, February 28, 2021
BoingBoing How to use AI to manage your brand's social media campaigns
Our pandemic-plagued 2020 didn't just change our daily routines and patterns. It also accelerated new trends that have been ramping up for years. For example, our time spent consuming digital content ...