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10:45 pm GMT - Sun, May 30, 2021
BoingBoing Bamboo isn't just for pandas. Check out these 40% bamboo sheet sets at under $35
When was the last time there was a new addition to your bed sheet rotation? Has there been a new set of sheets on your bed in the last 18 to 24 months? For many, the answer is probably no. And wh...
06:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 30, 2021
BoingBoing This portable Global Drone sports a 4K camera and great flight features for under $100
Not too long ago, buying a flying drone for under $100 all but guaranteed you'd be back in the market for one soon at that price point, they were often all but definitely going to disappoint. Bu...
06:10 pm GMT - Sun, May 30, 2021
BoingBoing A secret YouTube archive lets you compare disasters from the infamous SPIDER-MAN musical
As a long-time Spider-Man fan, and as someone who used to work in professional theatre, I was obsessed with the cursed development of the Julie Taymor / U2 musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark from i...
03:09 pm GMT - Sun, May 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Carnival of Souls a haunting 1962 independent horror film
Recently, I watched the obscure, 1962 independent horror film Carnival of Souls on Archive.org. It's the one and only feature film that Herk Harvey directed and was made on a budget of $33,000. Starri...
02:50 pm GMT - Sun, May 30, 2021
BoingBoing Siteless is a book of architectural inspiration
One of my friends gave me a copy of the book, Siteless: 1001 Building Forms by Franois Blanciak as a gift a few years ago, and I use it often for reference images and inspiration for my drawings. Alth...
12:45 pm GMT - Sun, May 30, 2021
BoingBoing Save up to 70 percent on flashlights and other outdoor lighting tools for the summer
With the days heating up and summer excursions beginning to fill everyone's schedules, the outside world is beckoning once again. But let's not forget the wilderness is called the wilderness for a re...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, May 30, 2021
BoingBoing Unlock all of your dog's genetic mysteries with DNA My Dog, now on sale for $53
Every year, about 1.6 million dogs are adopted out of U.S. animal shelters. Those canines who found new homes through shelters and humane societies help make up nearly one-quarter of the 78 million do...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Making a retro-futuristic hover car from deodorant sticks
"Deo sticks" are a popular component for trash bash modelers on YouTube. One of my favorite new modeling channels is Bill Making Stuff. If Zach Galifianakis was British and had a YouTube channel where...
10:59 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Colbert spoofs the Rand Paul/Richard Marx feud
When Rand Paul received a suspicious package of white powder in the mail last week, he was quick to blame it on a threat from Richard Marx(?), the 80s/90s pop singer. Marx had tweeted that he wanted t...
10:45 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing The Spade and its amazing Wi-Fi camera are an ingenious ear cleaning tool
If you've never heard of cerumen, you're not alone. It's more commonly known as earwax, and while it may seem sort of gross, but mostly benign, cerumen can actually be a problem. While it's mostly con...
09:12 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing In the late 70s, these Honeycomb cereal box records freaked me right the &$*% out
I switched from Frosted Flakes to Honeycomb for the records. My Dad gave me one of those cool little briefcase record players and while I know I had 'Star Wars' and 'Return of the King' records, getti...
07:06 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a truck camper attempt a high speed u-turn in a flooded road
Remember! Turn Around, Don't Drown!! #Wxtwitter #OKWX #Flood #Edmond #Oklahoma 5.27.21 pic.twitter.com/UzJZaRhDIL— Mike Morgan (@MikeMorganKFOR) May 28, 2021This driver had to be in a real ...
06:45 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Want to learn coding, app development, or even guitar? These classes are on sale for $20 in honor of Memorial Day
Whether you've been in the market for a career change or you just want to learn a fun new hobby, it can be hard to know where to turn to for classes. Luckily, for Memorial Day, these course bundl...
06:30 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Guards didn't notice prison inmate had beheaded cellmate and was wearing parts of his body
At Corcoran State Prison in March 2019, Jaime Osuna used a makeshife knife to decapitate and dissect Luis Romero, his cellmate. A new report found that prison guards didn't notice the torture, the kil...
06:09 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A top-down juggling act
Never thought juggling could look this way in this angle. from HumansAreMetal Mesmerizing (and a little anxiety inducing), Taylor Glenn (taylor_tries on Instagram) gives us an in...
04:46 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Catch Me If You Can was all made up
Remember the movie Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonard DiCaprio as a charming teenage con-artist who scored long-haul flights and a variety of other company benefits through trickery and legerdemain...
04:22 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Airline pilot admits whipping penis out in flight deck and watching porn
Now-former airline pilot Michael Haak, 60, was sentenced to a year's probation after admitting lewd conduct in exposing himself to a female first officer and watching porn in the cockpit. A Maryland j...
03:53 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing The exact moment a storm floods a pre-school
Wow. Thank goodness school was not in session when this preschool in Wentzville, MO was suddenly inundated.Good news, there is a sump pump!YouTube:The flooding at Future Stars Academy was captured in ...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Today is Koo Koo the Bird Girl appreciation day!
(Minnie Woolsey, 1880 – after 1960) performed in American sideshows and is known for her one and only film role in Tod Browning's controversial 1932 film, Freaks. Woolsey spent time in a mental ...
03:20 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing This lamp is great for drawing late at night
I recently moved into an apartment that has no light fixtures in the living room ceiling. I use my living room as my art studio and often like to draw at night time, so this was a bit of a problem for...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing The new and tiny Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect is wireless, has a built-in microphone and a Raspberry Pico chip
The new Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect ($24.50) is a feature-packed little microcontroller. Look at how small it is compared to my trusty Arduino Uno (top photo). It has a built-in mic so you can use it ...
01:44 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon shows off "wellness cubicle" for overwhelmed staff to lock selves inside and scream
Amazon plans to place "wellness chambers"toiletlike single-seat cubiclesaround its warehouses for staff to lock themselves in when their horrible jobs become too to cope with. In a video shared on its...
01:39 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing AR-15-worshipping Christian church opens new private compound in Texas
There was a viral story in 2018 about Christian couples renewing their wedding vows in a group ceremony involved AR-15s. That ceremony was held at the Rod of Iron Ministries Church in Newfoundland, Pe...
01:01 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Multiplayer deathmatch Joust
joust.life is where you may engage in multiplayer deathmatch Joust. Just jump in and start bouncing and jousting around. It's Joust, but feels weirdly like playing Defender after the planet explodes. ...
12:45 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Save $85 on the Firepod, an all-in-one pizza oven, BBQ grill, and griddle for Memorial Day
There's nobody who doesn't love pizza. At least, nobody you'd trust, anyway. It's a universally adored foodstuff that most of us would probably eat morning, noon, and night if our diets weren't a conc...
12:06 pm GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing Epic Nebraskan noodle battle of the Joshes
What could that wonderfully absurd headline even mean, and how did I learn of this a whole month after it happened? On April 24th, 2021 in Lincoln, Nebraska a few hundred dudes named Josh gathered, ar...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, May 29, 2021
BoingBoing From piano lessons to VPNs, these are the best app and software deals this Memorial Day
When was the last time you learned something new or adopted a new habit that made your life a bit easier? These small changes don't seem like they would amount to much, but each habit can increase you...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing These noise-canceling headphones give Bose and Sony a run for their money for just $72
When you're an audiophile and you think headphones, your mind invariably goes to a few key brand names. You know, the usual suspects of premium headphones. Names like Sennheiser, Bose, or Sony. W...
08:27 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Drain unclogger
I was dealing with a stubborn shower drain. Backed up and it smelled bad. Liquid Plumr had no effect. A hose and plumber's bladder made the water drain slowly, but it clogged right back up again. I bo...
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing This TV commercial for Cherry Coke is peak 1980s
If you were to blend Ghostbusters, Danny Elfman, Flashdance, Devo, Footloose, MTV, and Square Pegs together, you'd get this 1985 commercial for Cherry Coke. It's got Robin Williams suspenders, vaporwa...
06:35 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing This kid-friendly 3D printer bundle puts pure creativity in your child's hands
Sure, your kids would love a Nintendo Switch, a LEGO mega-set, or an animatronic Star Wars Grogu. Who wouldn't? But for a kid, toys can also live almost solely in the imagination. Give a child a wrapp...
05:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Cocaine hidden in giant slabs of luncheon meat
Welcome to the ultimate luncheon: 20m1 worth of cocaine cunningly concealed inside enormous loaves of frozen mystery meat. Truck driver Robert Tromp, 49, was collared by U.K. border guards at Harwich ...
04:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing In 1949, the British Interplanetary Society designed a far-out spacesuit. Recently, a museum had it made for real.
In the 1940s, the British Interplanetary Societya fantastic club of space geeks that included Arthur C. Clarkedrafted up detailed plans for space missions of all kinds, including a trip to the moon. A...
04:36 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Toy Galaxy's history of The A-Team
The A-Team was about as much fun as television could possibly be when television was a good as it was ever going to get. Colorful characters, ridiculous action, and really amazing casting. Only a show...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Driving with a long piece of lumber sticking out your car window what could go wrong?
Who knows why this person thought it would OK to drive down the street with a long two-by-four sticking out the window? It's not just illegal but dangerous, as you'll see when the lumber smacks the ba...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing A fire truck on its way to a burning house crashes into building, leaving two huge holes
A fire truck in Philadelphia was sounding its siren as it sped to a house fire Wednesday afternoon when an oblivious driver got in front of it, causing the truck to swerve into a Toyota. It then "boun...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Mountain lion crashes through window of SF Bay Area house after seeing taxidermy inside
After midnight on Tuesday, a mountain lion smashed through the front window of a home in San Bruno, just south of San Francisco. According to police, the wayward animal was likely attracted to taxider...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli delivers The Bee Gee's 'Night Fever'
Leo covering the Bee Gees is pretty marvelous, but lets talk about that rabbit.I am wondering who is tougher? Leo's Rabbit buddy looks pretty badass, but there is the Easter Bunny. Honestly, I am not ...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing The Met just posted Hilary Harris's Organism (1975) to YouTube
It took documentary filmmaker Hilary Harris (1929 1999) 15 years to make his short time-lapse film depicting Manhattan as a living creature. Called Organism, it was completed in 1975 and is considere...
03:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Somehow 73% of Republicans blame the Capitol insurrection on "left-wing protestors"
A recent Yahoo/YouGov poll suggests that 73% of Republicans are living a fantasy, and that the Big Lie works. A mere 41% of Republicans surveyed felt Trump's supporters who stormed our Nation's capito...
03:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing A 33-year-old cop who posted antivax content died from Covid-19
It is with great sadness that we share 33-year-old Denver Sheriff Deputy Daniel "Duke" Trujillo passed away last evening from COVID-19 complications. We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts a...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the scrumptious sounds of porcupine enjoying a peanut butter snack
The lip-smacking noises this 5-year-old porcupine makes says it all Rico, who lives at the Cincinnati Zoo, is clearly enjoying that spoon dipped in peanut butter. ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Greene says her remark about "gas chambers in Nazi Germany" was not referring to the Holocaust
You have to hand it to toxic QAnon congress member Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q, GA). Her fanatical base consists almost entirely of sociopaths who, by definition, are unable to feel empathy towards othe...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing These sharpened bird bones are the oldest tattooing tools ever discovered
These 3,000-year-old sharpened turkey bones are likely the oldest tattooing tools ever found. Archaeologists uncovered the tools at a historical Native American site in Fernvale, Tennessee. Years late...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz just encouraged people at a rally to shoot Silicon Valley workers
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, who's been part of a sex-trafficking investigation as of late, doesn't like Silicon Valley because he thinks they are "hall monitors" who "suppress" the GQP. "The inter...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing For sale: Darth Vader helmet house in Houston
When Dr. Jean Cukier decided to build his dream house in Houston, Texas, he grabbed a piece of paper and drew it himself. Cukier loved Star Wars so he took architectural inspiration from Darth Vader's...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Cops raid suspected weed grow op only to find bitcoin mine
A West Midlands Police drone in England spotted a building roof throwing off infrared and people furtively coming and going from the building at all hours: the sure signs of an illegal weed farm. They...
02:04 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing This two-year-old just became youngest American member of Mensa
Kashe Quest, two-years-old, just became the youngest member of Mensa in America. To join Mensa, applicants must "score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligenc...
01:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Florida law prohibiting social media from banning politicians faces legal challenge
Florida passed a bill prohibiting social networks (e.g. Twitter) from suspending the accounts of politicians (e.g. Trump and his cronies), unless the social network also operates a theme park (i.e. Di...
12:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Notoriously abusive Florida cop fired for seventh time
The worst cop in Floridaan extremely comeptitive achievementhas been fired for the seventh time. On this occasion, Sgt. German Bosque was canned after bodycam footage showed him help another officer c...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing The GhostBed Luxe is the coolest mattress on the planet, and it's over $500 off
With summer temperatures boiling up, many hot sleepers are dreading the coming months. No matter how much tossing and turning you do, and no matter how low you turn the thermostat down, some bedrooms ...
12:28 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing "Real" Milli Vanilli singer John Davis dies of Covid
John Davis, one of the real voices behind 1980s lip-sync pop act Milli Vanilli, died this week of Covid. He was 66. Davis' daughter, Jasmin Davis, confirmed the performer's death to CNN Thursday. She ...
12:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Bill Cosby denied parole hearing
Celebrity rapist Bill Cosby refused to participate in a therapy program for sexually violent predators, so the Pennsylvania Parole Board refused his application for parole. A May 11 letter from the bo...
11:51 am GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this stylish ska video about destroying the (literal) gender machine
In an April 2021 interview with SPIN Magazine, Reade Walcott of the ska band We Are The Union came out as a trans woman. The band also announced a new record, Ordinary Life, coming out June 4. (Jer Hu...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, May 28, 2021
BoingBoing Relieve pain and muscle soreness with this CBD-infused balm, now 20% off
If it works when you smoke it and it works when you ingest it, then why wouldn't CBD-infused products work when you rub them into your skin? The answer is … they do. And very, very well, ac...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman ignores warnings not to drive golf cart, ends up with a doozy of a face plant
This elderly, perhaps drunken gentleman didn't seem to hear the crowd around him telling him he was in no shape to drive. Instead, he gassed the golf cart and proceeded to flatten a bed of flowers bef...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Vitagene offers a DNA-supported plan for a healthier life, and it's less than $80
With the DNA of more than 100 million Americans already cataloged, it's probably no surprise that we see fascinating stories of decades-old secrets made right by the results of a random match in a DNA...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic Marjorie Taylor Greene says she and Matt Gaetz are "taking charge" of the Republican party
Who better but the scandal-ridden Rep. Matt Gaetz (Q-FL) and toxic Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) to "team up" and "take charge" of the Republican party? That's the plan she bragged about when talking ...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Tickets to Florida punk show are $18, or $999 if you haven't been vaccinated
St. Petersburg concert promoter Paul Williams booked a punk show at a VFA hall next month featuring Teenage Bottlerocket, Make War, and Rutterkin. Tickets are $18 unless you aren't vaccinated in which...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing This portable, Wi-Fi-enabled personal air conditioner is over 40% off for Memorial Day
Do we even need to tell you it's going to be a hotter-than-average summer? Sure, everybody and their mother is forecasting it. But did you really need a meteorologist to make it official? Every summer...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Judge orders mediation in case of man who threw beer at people filming his wife's transphobic rant
A judge today ordered community mediation between Michael Smurro, a middle school vice principal, and people he threw beer at outside a restaurant in Galloway, N.J. The diners were filming Smurro's wi...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Cobra Kai season 4 trailer: Terry Silver and his pony tail are back
Thomas Ian Griffith will reprise his role as Terry Silver, Karate Kid III's sleazy rich karate bro. ...
05:52 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Victorinox Cook's Knives are wickedly sharp
For the price, this 5-inch Victorinox Cook's Knife is a bargain. It's the sharpest out-of-the-box knife I've ever encountered. (I use Jamie Oliver's method to sharpen it on a steel.) Because of the pl...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Naked man entertains a crowd when he streaks across Nationals Park field
Limp fans sitting in moist weather at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. during a "Rain Delay" on Wednesday perked up when a naked man came on the field to entertain them. He rode the baseball field's ...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing This device translates babies' cries into words
Zoundream is advertised as the "world's first translator of newborn cries." It makes use of all the latest buzzwords: "Internet of things," "Big data," and "Artificial intelligence" to decipher what y...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing For sale: Indiana lake that's home to the legendary Beast of Busco, a 500-pound snapping turtle
In 1898, farmer Oscar Fulk reported a massive snapping turtle swimming in the nine-acre lake on his land in Churubusco, Indiana. Then in 1948, other locals claimed to have seen the beast that they est...
04:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Invasion of the mind snatchers: survey shows that 14% of Americans are QNuts
"A nontrivial 15% of Americans agree with the sweeping QAnon allegation that 'the government, media, and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run ...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Former employee of a trendy Santa Monica "farm to door" meat shop shows us what they really sell
The upscale "farm to door" Belcampo Meat Co., based in San Francisco's Bay Area, claims they offer organic, grass-fed, local "meat you can trust transparency from start to finish." But on Sunday, Eva...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Tater Tots are tasty trash
Today I learned that Tater Tots, which I have always considered to be best used as an ingredient rather than a stand-alone foodstuff, are actually debris! Yes, your beloved Tots are just the caste off...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing A challenging version of tic-tac-toe
Tic-tac-toe is a boring game because the optimal strategy is easy to learn. There's even a book you can play against. But here's a way to play tic-tac-toe with a more complicated optimal strategy. It'...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Why are cicadas so damn loud?
Yesterday, my father-in-law in Ohio delighted by daughter here in California with a recording from his front porch of the insane din of cicadas. She couldn't believe the volume. Why are they so damn l...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: bicyclist regrets entering a train tunnel
Apparently these gentlemen didn't realize that a train tunnel was meant for trains, not bike riders. ...
03:33 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Snopes finds red flags that indicate Biden did not drop acid with the Beatles
I was unsurprised, but disappointed, to learn that Joe Biden did not claim to have tripped ballz with the Beatles. If President Biden had made such claims I would believe him, and insist 60 Minutes co...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Woman punches a flight attendant and knocks out her teeth
New video shows an altercation between Vyvianna Quinonez and a Southwest Airlines flight attendant. A union representative says the flight attendant lost two teeth when she was struck. Quinonez who wa...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing People with COVID have a subtle scent that dogs can detect in under a second
People who are infected with COVID-19 give off a subtle but distinct odor that dogs can recognize in less than a second, according to new scientific research. Physician Claire Guest and colleagues bui...
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Shrill Karen demands to speak with airport manager after security stopped her from running into restricted area
Here's a Karen spotted at an airport demanding to speak to the manager, shared by TikTok user @Kevindurio. "I want the manager of the fucking airport here!" she shouts to security. She then turns to t...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a group of bears crash a high school pool party
Jefferson County High School students were having a bash at the Chalet Village swimming pool in Gatlinburg, Tennessee when a sleuth of bears crashed the festivities. The video above was taken after th...
02:46 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing YouTuber arrested after tying dog to balloons and letting it float away (dog is OK)
Gaurav Sharma, 32, attached his dog, Dollar, to helium balloons and let it begin floating off. The stunt was broadcast to his 4m-subscriber YouTube channel. A neighbor pulled the dog to safety as it f...
02:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing That time Louis Vuitton made a netbook
I occasionally chance across the Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Handheld PC, released in 2003 and a rare find on eBay, Tradesey, Yahoo Japan, etc. You'll pay through the nose for what is, in essence, an N...
02:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Jeff Bezos's rules for epic storytelling
From Brad Stone's book, Amazon Unbound, we have Jeff Bezos's rules for epic storytelling. He's seen a few movies in his time! [via @BradStone] A heroic protagonist who experiences growth and change A...
12:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Get 2 years of SurShark VPN coverage for barely more than $20 a year
With hundreds of VPN services vying for your attention, it's tough to determine which ones actually live up to the hype and which ones aren't quite as dedicated to privacy. That's why it's always...
12:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: decades of dust removed from air conditioning ducts
In this footage, we see tubes of dust pulled out from air-conditioning ducts like giant playdoh snakes: "there was too much to vacuum, so I reached in there and pulled it out with my hands."Come for ...
12:16 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Firefighter catches child thrown from building
Firefighter catches child thrown from burning building from HumansAreMetal While escaping a nighttime house fire, a child's life is very literally thrown into the hands of a stra...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these stunning illustrated Japanese translations of Dune
My old college pal Matt has spent the last few years scouring the Internet to collect the full Japanese translations of the entire Dune saga from Hayakawa Publishing (not to be confused with the recen...
11:55 am GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Curious penguin jumps on boat for a visit and quick video shoot
A tour boat got an unexpected passenger when a cute penguin decided to jump up and say hello. This was not a case of survival, like the otter who was recorded jumping into a boat to avoid an orca, or ...
11:51 am GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Hungry Caterpiller author Eric Carle dead at 91
Eric Carle's charming and exquisitely illustrated childrens' booksespecially The Very Hungry Caterpillarare warm memories for generations of adults. Carle died yesterday at 91, having published more t...
11:44 am GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room beautifully satirized by Jack Plotnick
I was beginning to worry actor Jack Plotnick was done making videos but then this one showed upphew! He once again places himself as various characters into vintage Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Co...
10:44 am GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A live penis portrait painting
On a years-old episode of France's own iteration of the "Got Talent" TV show, 36 year old Brent Ray Fraser paints with an unusual tool. ...
03:38 am GMT - Thu, May 27, 2021
BoingBoing The Twovet comforter might just solve you and your partner's bed disagreements
Lack of commitment. Constant arguing. Money woes. Those are all among the most common reasons that a relationship will fall apart. But there are plenty of smaller issues that take their toll as well. ...
10:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing This lightweight minimalist wallet is extremely slim and protects your vital data
When you get a new leather wallet, that bi-fold or even tri-fold design feels brimming with coolness and possibility. But before long, it's not only jammed full of cards, photos, and cash, but all kin...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Su tissue's 1982 classical record, Salon De Musique
I first learned about the legendary Su Tissue (born Sue McLane) from her cameo in the 1986 film Something Wild. She plays a nerdy housewife in the film, and I was immediately intrigued by her unique c...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Outrageous hotel owner in Michigan calls woman "piece of sh*t" and kicks her out when bathroom leaks
If you ever plan on visiting Mackinaw City, a small town in Michigan, make sure to do your hotel research first. A woman staying at the town's Crown Choice Inn and Suites was called "idiot," "dumbass,...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to this 1946 informational on the wonders of post office work.
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing The Elicto Power Scrubber has the juice to make Cleaning Day more bearable
A mop covers your hardwood floors. A vacuum covers your rugs and carpets. But when you have to clean spaces that traditional cleaning tools can't handle, you might have to call a specialist to bring o...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing The incredible Bob Baker Marionette Theatre is coming to Knott's Berry Farm this summer
Bob Baker and his partner Alton Wood started The Bob Baker Marionette Theatre in 1963 by transforming a dilapitated shop near downtown Los Angeles into a magical place for families to enjoy puppet sho...
06:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing A wild grouse became smitten with a Connecticut man, but doesn't want wife and kids around
A wild grouse befriended a Connecticut man whose wife and kids were on vacation, and quickly developed an "unusual attachment." The family came home to find an obsessed bird, which they named "Walter,...
06:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing A wild grouse became smitten with a New Hampshire man, but doesn't want wife and kids around
A wild grouse befriended a New Hampshire man whose wife and kids were on vacation, and quickly developed an "unusual attachment." The family came home to find an obsessed bird, which they named "Walte...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Operators of Long Beach's foundering Queen Mary accused of stealing COVID-19 relief funds
The Queen Mary is a giant disaster. The ship is suffering from so much deferred maintenance, and a history of mismanagement, that it may capsize if drastic repairs can't be started soon. I think we ha...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing The US and Canada litter the seas with exploded narco subs
Everyday is a pirate hunting season for the US Coast Guard and the Canadian Navy. This video covers them intercepting and sometimes destroying a number of various drug runners, from speed boats to nar...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Look at this super cool Playmobil Volkswagen Camping Bus
In 1970 my parents bought a white VW camper and drove it from Boulder, Colorado to Guaymas, Mexico. (I inherited the camper when I was in high school.) The Playmobil man driving the microbus looks jus...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Huge Pac-Man crop circle was guerrilla art protest against Czech prime minister
Guerilla art group Ztohoven took credit for this massive Pac-Man crop circle near the town of Roudnice nad Labe, the Czech Republic. The rapeseed field belongs to the Agrofert Group, a corporation ass...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Help wanted at candy store. No complainers, know-it-alls, whiners, sloths, manipulators, roamers, hiders, shirkers, liars, haters, clock watchers, controllers, passive aggressors, pukers, or splitters
Good's Candy Shop in Anderson, Indiana is looking for workers. Proprietor Randy Good has a lot to say about the kind of people he doesn't want working for him, particularly "pukers" and "splitters."Fr...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Man creates stop-motion animation with dot matrix printer art he created in 1982
As a teen in 1982, Denis-Carl Robidoux experimented with creating 3D graphics in Basic on his VIC-20 computer. His plan was to print out the results on a dot matrix printer and then use a Super8 film ...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Look at how Stan Lee transformed himself into a real-life superhero
The video above shows Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee in 1966, talking about the new Captain America animated cartoon. Bald and mustache-less, he looks a bit bland for the era. Cut to 1977 and he's got ...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a building collapse as man walks right by, nonplussed
BBC News reports that "the man, who was not injured, continued on his journey along the street in Hyde Mews in Christchurch, Dorset."...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing This baby giraffe discovers its shadow for the first time and it's precious
This cute video of a baby giraffe discovering its shadow at the Monarto Safari Park in South Australia falls into the same category as the puppy who notices its tail for the first time, or the human b...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Humans could live to be 150 according to new scientific research
Is there a limit on the human lifespan? While some transhumanists hope the answer is no, a new scientific study suggests that 150 years may be the max (barring any massive nano-bio breakthrough, I'd i...
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this trailer for a new movie about anarchist pop-punks Chumbawamba
This trailer opens with a silver-haired man in a nice suit, walking his dog in an urban neighborhood. "My name is Dunstan Bruce," he says. "I'm a 59-year-old man and I'm struggling. Once upon a time, ...
03:13 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Aunt-Man gains a mysterious new ally!
MEMBERSHIPS are now open for Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE. Join the team that makes Tom the Dancing Bug possible, and get exclusive access to comics before they are published anywhere, commen...
02:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing First Tasmanian devils born wild in mainland Australia in 3,000 years
The first Tasmanian devils born in the wild in mainland Australia in 3,000 years are now nestled inside their mother's pouch. According to the animal conservation nonprofit Aussie Ark, seven of the ba...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch high school grad make an amazing trick shot from the roof of his house
@chriscurt Graduation warmup #fyp original sound – Chriscurt A high school graduate from Illinois nailed an amazing trick shot from the roof of his house on his graduation day. While origin...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Another example of a garbage Instagram product and the seller's fraudulent reply
@samcahnruns Best purchase I ever made! #fyp #foryou original sound – Sam Cahn Instragram is the place where dropship derps sell crap to people who don't know better. Take a look at this ...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon buys Hollywood legend MGM for $8.5bn
In today's consolidation-and-blandification-of-media news, Amazon will buy film studio MGM for $8.5bn. In other news, the studio behind many of the 20th century's greatest movies is worth about four S...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Beach towel pulled from snake
This snake ate a beach towel. I wonder if it was the same snake that got stuck in a sprinkler?...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Arrest warrant issued for Marilyn Manson
Prosecutors in New Hampshire issued an arrest warrant for the rock singer Brian Warner, better known by the stage name Marilyn Manson, on misdemeanor assault charges. The details aren't clear, NBC New...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing MyPillow guy Mike Lindell kicked out of Republican Governor's Association event as soon as he checked in
MyPillow's Mike Lindell flew to Nashville to attend the 3-day spring conference put on by the Republican Governors Association. He's attended RGA meetings several times before, including winter 2020, ...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Angelina Jolie get swarmed by bees
May 20 was World Bee Day. And to celebrate the occasion and raise awareness of the importance of bees, Angelina Jolie did a National Geographic photoshoot with a bunch of bees crawling all over her fo...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Golfer's true disdain for rival in derailed interview not suitable for air
It's no secret how pro golfer Brooks Koepka feels about other pro golfer Bryson DeChambeau. It is a heavy dislike. In the world of golf there have always been rivalries, many drummed up by the golf me...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Magnets and a trippy design make this lamp a lot more than just a lamp
Ever since we figured out the whole electricity thing, lamps have been relatively simple. Just pull the chain or push the button, and your light bulb illuminates and bathes your room in its soft glow....
12:35 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Ryan sings Thunderstruck
Dad records his baby for a year, recreates thunderstruck. from TikTokCringe A dad recorded all the weird sounds his baby made for a year, and composed an infantile version of AC/...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Yoga no longer banned in Alabama schools, but "namaste" is
After a failed attempt to overturn Alabama's nearly three-decade ban on yoga in public schools, the state legislature has finally gotten over their moral panic and agreed to lift the ruling. But there...
11:36 am GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing These miniature monster models are made from discarded cicada shells
These monstrosities were originally shared by the Twitter account for the horror film podcast the Rotating Chair which is fitting, because they are the stuff of awesome nightmares.People building mon...
11:31 am GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Police claim to have identified drug dealer's fingerprints from photo showing his fingers
Merseyside police in the UK say they collared a drug dealer by matching fingerprints with his fingers, as seen on a photograph of him holding a block of cheese, reports CNN. Authorities said Stewart's...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Strange art-band alert: Monsieur Pompier's Travelling Freakshow
Hailing from Ireland, Monsieur Pompier's Travelling Freakshow self describes as a "band and visual arts group who make music about inside-out cats, hedgehog swallowers and weird doctors." And, "The Ea...
11:29 am GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: pedestrian nonchalantly continues through rubble after wall collapses in street right by him
In this doorbell footage from Christchurch in England, a brick gable wall collapses into the street below, missing a pedestrian by mere feet. The man simply walks on, barely adjusting his pace to pick...
10:51 am GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Drone film of Hong Kong's residential towers
You've likely seen striking photographs of Hong Kong's incredibly densely-populated public housing blocks. Last year, Davis Drieska filmed them with a drone.The population of Hong Kong is estimated at...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Ball maze iPhone case
It's for an older model, sadly, but I would have bought this splendid ball maze iPhone case were it for a newer one. I can't imagine why it hasn't been updated, but the fact I discovered it at The Wor...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Prosecutor convenes grand jury to hear Trump evidence
The Manhattan prosecutor overseeing a criminal investigation into Donald Trump has convened a grand jury to hear the evidence, reports The Washington Post (paywall), reports USA Today. Trump's allege...
03:29 am GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing This wireless charging station powers 4 devices at once and looks good doing it
How excited do you ever get about a docking station? Probably, not very. Considering its primary job is to keep your devices charged and generally just uphold the status quo, it's understandable that ...
02:16 am GMT - Wed, May 26, 2021
BoingBoing Woman convenes her own grand jury to settle her own rape case
Madison Smith claims that in February of 2018, consensual sex with a friend turned into a horrific assault when her partner turned on her in his dorm room. When prosecutors declined to bring rape char...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Here are 10 don'ts when traveling to West Virginia
Wolters World is a fun YouTube channel for people looking for (or fantasizing about) their next vacation, and "the don'ts" when visiting cities, states, and countries is one of their common video topi...
10:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing This $70 brewer mug makes fresh coffee on the go in under 60 seconds
Getting through a morning is generally hard enough, but if you're constantly on the go, it can be particularly brutal. And we don't just mean brutal on your time, stamina, or mental health. Heck, runn...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing This illustrated book of prisoners' inventions is a testament to innovation and resourcefulness
In 2001, the art/design group Temporary Services asked a California prisoner named Angelo to draw and write about different inventions he had seen other incarcerated people create. Angelo's drawings a...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki throws two great Psaki bombs at Peter Doocy when he asks the same dense question twice
As we all know by now, Jen Psaki is by far one of the most fun and fascinating White House Press Secretaries we've had in recent times, if not ever. And as anyone who's a Jen junkie knows, it's the co...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Paul Krugman in NY Times: "government by the people may soon perish from the earth"
It's not the crazies like Marjorie Taylor Greene who are dismantling democracy before our very eyes, argues Paul Krugman in this New York Times opinion piece. It's the cowardly careerists like Kevin ...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Please stop calling 911 about cicadas
As the plague of 17-year cicadas descends across the eastern and midwestern United States, officials in Union County, Georgia ask that residents stop calling 911 over the bugs' infernal noise. From a ...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing AirBuddy streamlines the connections between your AirPods and Mac
Apple is renowned for creating an ecosystem where all of their devices and technology play together nicely in a seamless, interconnected tech bubble. Of course, the reality is a little different. Sure...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Picasso's watch, customized with his name on the dial, sells for $270,000
Above is Pablo Picasso's Michael Z. Berger watch custom-made for him in 1960 with the artist's on the dial. You can see Picasso wearing the timepiece in this 1965 portrait by Cecil Beaton. The watch j...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing An exclusive excerpt from "Onion Skin," a romantic and thrilling tale stuffed with adventure and delicious food
Writer and artistEdgar Camacho won Mexico's first-everNational Young Graphic Novel Award for Onion Skin, which just came out in English. Enjoy this exclusive excerpt. It's published byTop Shelf Produc...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Artist imagines Covid-19 as a ball and chain
Oakland sculptor Nemo Gould's latest, "Lockdown," uses a fuel tank, variable displacement hydraulic pump pistons, chain, and other found objects to create Covid-19 as a physical ball and chain stunni...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Kevin McCarthy finally admonishes Marjorie Taylor Greene, saying her Holocaust remarks were "appalling"
What should have taken just minutes took House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy five feet-dragging days, but he finally admonished toxic conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) for her contemp...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Divas in Drag's amazing 'Ride of the Valkryies"
This video is just a lot of fun!Thanks, Harry!...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing For sale: Odd and fantastic San Francisco octagonal home designed by phrenologist
The magnificent Feusier Octagon House in San Francisco is for sale for $8.6 million. Its curious shape was informed by a popular book of the 1850s, "A Home for All; Or, The Gravel Wall and Octagon Mod...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Michael Flynn's bizarre rant that Covid was a lie to steal the election and "gain control of society"
Michael Flynn said today that covid was a conspiracy to control the American people and divert attention away from stealing the election. He said it is not a problem in the rest of world, and he doesn...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing A creepy single guy in Beverly Hills ordered a murder, online, with BitCoin
Unlucky at love and contract murder, 24-year-old Scott Quinn Berkett refused to let go when a woman failed to respond to his advances. Rather than find someone else who wanted his attention, Berkett a...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing The 1963 dam break that flooded parts of Los Angeles
Dam failures have been fascinating me. Los Angeles' Kenneth Hahn State Park features a former reservoir and the remnants of a dam that failed in 1963, the Baldwin Hills dam. KCET:See, land developer "...
03:47 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing This deepfake of Tom Cruise discussing industrial cleaning is too good to be called uncanny
@deeptomcruise Keep your hands clean. original sound – Tom – Tom When are they going to use a Tom Cruise deepfake for Risky Business 2, which would pick up from where the first one en...
03:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Woman accidentally threw out a $1 million lottery ticket, but it came back to her
Lea Rose Fiega from Massachusetts was on a lunch break from work when she bought a lottery scratch ticket at a convenience store. But, in a rush, she only scratched the surface, so to speak, quickly t...
03:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing With Tokyo Olympics 8 weeks away, Japan's hospital crises has experts urging to cancel it
Japan is moving ahead with plans to host the Olympics in Tokyo beginning on July 23 despite massive public opposition. Hospitals in the country are overflowing with new Covid-19 patients and many doct...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing LEGO announces biggest set ever, a world map with 11,695 pieces
The new LEGO Art World Map contains the most pieces ever in a set: 11,695. The completed piece is 25.5" x 40.5". Available June 1, the set will go for $24.99. From LEGO:Customisable brick-built pins c...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Drug dealer busted by sharing a photo of his hand holding a hunk of cheese that revealed his fingerprints
Police busted suspected drug dealer Carl Stewart, 39, of Liverpool, England, after he sent a photo to someone showing his hand holding a hunk of bleu cheese. Police intercepted the photo on the EncroC...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing A drug dealer sharing a photo of cheese online also shared his fingerprints, leading to arrest
A drug dealer who went online to show off a block of cheese also unwittingly showed off his fingerprints, which led to a prison sentence of 13 years and six months. Carl Stewart, from Liverpool, Engla...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: cop pulls over a driver for texting while driving and she tries everything she can to make him lose his cool
The police officer in this video demonstrates infinite patience toward an indignant driver who argues with everything he says to her. She tries to outlawyer him, she tells him that he scared her, she ...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: cop pulls over a driver for texting while driving and the driver tries everything she can to make the cop lose his cool
The police officer in this video demonstrates infinite patience toward an indignant driver who argues with everything he says to her. She tries to outlawyer him, she tells him that he scared her, she ...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Evidence grows of cover-up in killing of Ronald Greene by Louisiana State Police
Ronald Greene was a motorist who fled from police and died crashing his vehicle, according to Louisiana State Police. It recently emerged that Greene was pulled alive from the car and died in police c...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Idiot driver ruins own car in a spectacular fashion
This driver was in too much of a hurry to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Arizona desert. They wove through traffic at a high rate of displacement, veered over the edge of the road, and ended up destro...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns with no background checks
Legislators in Texas approved a bill allowing most people to carry handguns without a permit or background checks. Though opposed by gun safety groups, police and most Texans, Gov. Greg Abbott says he...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Stori is a cannabis storage system for the smart, sophisticated, modern pot user
The cannabis revolution continues to roll on across America. In all, 36 states have approved marijuana for medical use, while recreational use is allowed in 17 states, including Montana, whose governo...
12:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Sex pest politician faces suspension from parliament after ordering aide to be "less alluring"
Rob Roberts, a Conservative MP in the UK, repeatedly propositioned one of his aides and told her to be "less alluring," reports the BBC. His party applied no significant discipline, but a parliamentar...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Corpse discovered inside Stegosaurus statue in Spain
A father and his son noticed an awful smell coming from the papier-mach stegosaurus as they were looking at the hollow dinosaur in Santa Coloma de Gramanet outside of Barcelona, Spain. When the man pe...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Tardigrades can survive being shot out of guns at up to 2,000 mph
The adorable, microscopic, crystal-pooping, nigh-invulnerable water bears known as tardigrades have another wonderful superlative to add their resume: living bullets.According to a new study from the ...
11:39 am GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Doom-themed captcha
Instead of identifying traffic signals or deciphering zalgo-text, the next captcha you encounter online may have you playing Doomor at least shooting a few zombiemen in a box while listening to At Doo...
11:37 am GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing For nearly 50 years, Martin Couney ran a sideshow in which babies were displayed in incubators
For more than 40 years in the early 20th century, Martin Couney ran a sideshow in which premature babies were displayed in incubators. With this odd practice he offered a valuable service in an era wh...
11:37 am GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing All-girl rockers The Linda Lindas in talks to sign with Epitaph Records
2021 just keeps getting better and better for The Linda Lindas, the all-female garage punk band who rocked out in the Los Angeles Public Library. SPIN reports that they're seemingly signing with Epita...
11:34 am GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Sore loser locks Samoa's first female PM out of parliament
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa arrived at parliament on Monday to be sworn into office as Samoa's first female PM. She wasn't allowed inside. Why? The former prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, and hi...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Turn regular toilet paper into flushable wet wipes
For those who really don't enjoy the coarseness of toilet paper, there's a growing legion who swear by flushable wet wipes.And while flushable wet wipes are supposedly disposable by name, they technic...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, May 25, 2021
BoingBoing Amazing rendition of 'Smooth Criminal'
I am disappointed this cover ends where it does. I hope the artist releases a full version....
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing J.R. Williams' is a pop-art treasure
Check out the latest work from J. R. Williams, an American cartoonist, animator, and fine artist. I first discovered Williams' comics while reading Weirdo magazine, one of my all-time favorite comic p...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing J.R. Williams is a pop-art treasure
Check out the latest work from J. R. Williams, an American cartoonist, animator, and fine artist. I first discovered Williams' comics while reading Weirdo magazine, one of my all-time favorite comic p...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing This stylish bracelet transforms into a reusable straw
They are the kind of stats that chill us to the bone, then make us white-hot angry. We use 500 million plastic straws every day. Meanwhile, straws and other discarded plastic, 8 million tons of it, fl...
10:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing This woman broke into a monkey exhibit at the zoo, sat in their pool, and fed them Hot Cheetos
View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Real Fit Fam El Paso (@fitfamelpaso)A woman at the El Paso Zoo in Texas not only entered the spider monkey enclosure, but actually ...
10:19 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: in 2016 the "Art of the Deal" co-author predicted Trump would blame election fraud if he lost
I'll just post this for the idiots who listen to Dan Bongino. Here's Tony Schwartz, the true author of THE ART OF THE DEAL, at Oxford in 2016, talking about what Trump would do if he lost to H...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's sad new blog is already a flop as the numbers (and this funny video) show
Set to tuba-backed buffoon music reminiscent of a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode, this video by Huff Post stars "Florida man," or sad-clown Trump, whose blog crash-landed a few days days after its launc...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing This smart mat might be the smartest dog interpreter you'll ever own
Have you seen those dog communication buttons? Over the past few years, some enterprising dog owners have really opened some eyes with these gadgets, essentially giving smart canines the opportunity t...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Shiitake mushrooms turn into otherworldly beings in this stunning video
Coming from Another Perspective photographer Jens, who is on a mushrooms kick as of late, I knew this close-up, time lapse video of shiitake mushrooms growing from a kit would be beautifully shot. But...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing The Order of the Smile is an award that children give to adults
The Order of the Smile (Polish: Order Umiechu) is an international award that children give to adults to honor them in their "love, care and aid" for children. This is the only award that exists in th...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing I've been using this vacuum robot for months and it's great. Here's a coupon code to get it for cheap
Use code 20QR9LW8 at checkout and click the coupon checkbox to get this Lefant Robot Vacuum Cleaner for a very low price. I've been using it for several months and it does a great of cleaning up cat f...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Pipe cleaning technology looks like Cronenberg-style alien pornography
This helpful instructional video shows how to artificially inseminate a building....
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Nevada GOP no-masker has been stripped of voting and speaking privileges until she apologizes
Nevada's state legislature allows members who have been vaccinated to work without a mask. Toxic GOP Member Annie Black, who won't say whether or not she's been vaccinated, tore off her mask while spe...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A pile of mice tumbles out of farmer's grain as Australia struggles with mouse invasion
A waterfall of mice spilled out of a farmer's grain bin in Australia. Unfortunately, this isn't a shock to anyone living in parts of New South Wales, which has been dealing with what they're calling a...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A pile of mice shoots out of farmer's grain bin as Australia struggles with mouse invasion
A waterfall of mice spilled out of a farmer's grain bin in Australia. Unfortunately, this isn't a shock to anyone living in parts of New South Wales, which has been dealing with what they're calling a...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing John Steinbeck wrote a werewolf novel in 1930, but his estate refuses to publish it
Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is best known for The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, but in 1930 he wrote a horror novel under a pen name. He was unsuccessful in his attempts to find a...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this annoyed pet pig repeatedly unplug the vacuum cleaner
This silly pet pig makes it clear it isn't putting up with the irritating sound of a vacuum cleaner. No matter which outlet, which room, this pig finds it and unplugs that no good dagnab noise maker....
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing This annoyed pet pig repeatedly unplugs the vacuum cleaner in amusing video
This silly pet pig makes it clear it isn't putting up with the irritating sound of a vacuum cleaner. No matter which outlet, which room, this pig finds it and unplugs that no good dagnab noise maker....
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch "Karen the Musical," a stupidtastic Karen outburst soundtracked as a Broadway number
I loved it. Much better than Cats. I'm going to see it again and again....
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Osaka hit hard by 4th wave of Covid, doctors warn of hospital system collapse
Japan's second-largest city is suffering an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, particularly the highly infectious British variant. Hospital beds are full, and medical equipment and drugs are in short su...
03:24 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Don't miss the Super Blood Moon on May 26!
On Wednesday, May 26, we'll be treated to a Super Blood Moon. This total lunar eclipse will be "super" because it's a full moon coinciding with the time that the moon is closest to Earth during its or...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Formula 1 chief Max Moseley, of "Sick Nazi Orgy with 5 hookers" fame, dead at 81
Max Moseley, a former racing driver and chief of the governing body behind Formula 1, is dead at 81. The BBC reports that he was also a privacy campaigner, but only in passing why: he was famously acc...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Formula 1 chief Max Mosley, of "Sick Nazi Orgy with 5 hookers" fame, dead at 81
Max Mosley, a former racing driver and chief of the governing body behind Formula 1, is dead at 81. The BBC reports that he was also a privacy campaigner, but only in passing why: he was famously accu...
03:14 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Snake shoots out of a sprinkler head
Somehow, a snake found its way inside the plumbing of an irrigation system. It was discovered with its head emerging from a sprinkler head. When a person started to pull it out, the pressure shot it i...
02:37 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Florida: high school staffer edited 80 yearbook photos of girls to appear more "modest"
In St. Johns County, Florida, students of Bartram Trail High School were surprised when they received their yearbooks to see that at least 80 photographs of female students (only) were digitally edite...
02:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: angry cyclist wants to see the rule that allows disabled man to ride motorized bike on the trail
In this footage shot on a forest trail, a man intercepts another rider on an Outrider-style disability e-bike and demands he prove he is allowed to use it there. "Show me the rule saying you're allowe...
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Fort Worth, Texas has a 9/11-themed bar
Bar9Eleven is strip mall watering hole in in Fort Worth, Texas with a 9/11 theme. Bar 9-Eleven features photos of the terrorist attacks, a timeline of the day's events and, er, the proprietor's experi...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Learn total self defense with John McSweeney
Today in Poe's Law comes this cusp-of-the-90s video touting a "combat karate" course offered by John McSweeney. It appears to be the ultimate "grandpa slaps others and himself" self-defense video.Here...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing "Charlie bit my finger" NFT sold for $760,000 and will be "deleted" from YouTube, according to family
An NFT of the classic 2007 "Charlie bit my finger" video sold at auction on Sunday for $760,000. According to the Davies-Carr family whose children are seen in the clip, the video will soon be "delete...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Belarus forces Ryanair flight down to arrest reporter critical of government
A Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Minsk as it flew over Belarussian airspace. Once on the ground, a journalist critical of the Eastern European dictatorship was pulled of...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Scopio's royalty-free library delivers over 400,000 images for under $100
Copyright infringement is no joke and even if you think something you did years ago can't come back to bite you later, think again. The band Nirvana has been gone for almost 30 years, but they're now...
12:48 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Wonderful Dizzy revives classic ZX Spectrum character
If you like 8-bit games in general and those for the ZX Spectrum in particular, Wonderful Dizzy is a real retro masterpiece. Dizzy was a popular character and game franchise in the 1980sthink "fun yet...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Lockdown ends on Generic Folk Horror Island
Stephen Collins published a lovely strip in The Guardian that perfectly anticipates my summer plans.A return to normality: Generic Folk Horror Island is reopening to visitors! pic.twitter.com/5l4psB1D...
12:11 pm GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing 911 calls show aftermath of Gender Reveal IED
80 pounds of explosives were set off in a New Hampshire quarry to announce the gender of a baby, generating a blast that rattled windows for miles around and may have damaged the foundations of nearb...
11:56 am GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing OutRun track selection screen generator
The arcade classic OutRun was special in many ways, not least the fact it gave you several songs to choose from after leaping into the Testarossa. Foone just added that calming yet anticipatory screen...
11:38 am GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Fripp and Toyah "Rock You Like a Hurricane"
I have loved watching the descent into playful madness of Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah Wilcox during their pandemic isolation. They have gotten weirder, wackier, more exhibitionist, and have explor...
02:45 am GMT - Mon, May 24, 2021
BoingBoing Use Unity Engine to create your own games and get a year of PlayStation Plus for $70
Most gamers would consider it to be the culmination of a lifelong dream, making a living actually creating the games they love. Of course, to get to that dream job with a healthy paycheck, there's a l...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 23, 2021
BoingBoing This beautiful glass and steel French press is only $33 right now
If you just need a cup of joe in the morning, there are any number of simple coffeemakers on Amazon for less than $20. For a little bit more, you can level up to a drip coffee system that's programmab...
08:18 pm GMT - Sun, May 23, 2021
BoingBoing Getting to know Stargrave, the sci-fi sibling of Frostgrave
I finally got my copy of Stargrave, the sci-fi answer to Joseph McCullough's hugely successful and popular fantasy miniatures skirmish game, Frostgrave. I'm a devoted fan of FGV and so I've been excit...
04:51 pm GMT - Sun, May 23, 2021
BoingBoing In this 1962 TV show a Polish finger puppet tries to imagine a world of color
Jacek and Agatka was a Polish finger-puppet TV show that ran from 1962-1973.The show was written by Wanda Chotomska. This was the first Polish television show created for childrens' bedtime. The show ...
04:35 pm GMT - Sun, May 23, 2021
BoingBoing New brain-computer interface writes up to 90 characters per minute with your thoughts
A recent article in Nature showed some remarkable advances in brain-computer interfacing. From the abstract:Here we developed an intracortical BCI that decodes attempted handwriting movements from neu...
04:34 pm GMT - Sun, May 23, 2021
BoingBoing A magical zoetrope of Catbus from "My Neighbor Totoro"
Holy Hayao Miyazaki, this computer-animated Catbus zoetrope by marvelous media engine is out of this world! Finished another zoetrope. This time I wanted to make a tribute to one of the greatest anima...
04:11 pm GMT - Sun, May 23, 2021
BoingBoing Hark! A pupper snores
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jason Weisberger (@jlw)When not getting into trouble, Pretzel is pretty good at snoozing....
01:12 pm GMT - Sun, May 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch as a gas station attendant dramatically votes for life
This GIF is soothing in a "Thank heavens!" sort of a way. A gas station attendant is having none of the gentleman smoking while pumping gas, and just marches out to prevent death by exploding gas stat...
01:11 pm GMT - Sun, May 23, 2021
BoingBoing Chromebook turned 10 this month. Celebrate with 10 models on sale for up to 52% off
It's hard to believe, but the announcement of the first Chromebooks happened 10 years ago this month. We know, we didn't buy a gift either. Thankfully, some of the biggest Chromebook vendors aren...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, May 23, 2021
BoingBoing The business-ready, leather-like backpack is 100 percent waterproof and even floats
Water and your personal belongings generally don't mix. Once you slip your laptop, an iPhone, maybe some earbuds, and all the other assorted papers and other physical stuff you need to carry around wi...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing This stainless steel, 10-in-1 multitool is just 2.5 inches long and costs $25
Everyday carry items aren't cheap plastic disposable gadgets that sit in your pocket or glovebox waiting to break at the first attempt to strip a wire, cut a plastic zip tie, or pop a top of a bottle....
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing A beautiful new village for people dealing with homelessness has popped up beneath a bridge in West Oakland
From The Guardian:There's a collection of beautiful, small structures built from foraged materials. There's a hot shower, a fully stocked kitchen and health clinic. There's a free "store" offering don...
04:57 pm GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing Colbert's Post-Pandemic Party Dos and Don'ts
In a segment on "social re-entry anxiety," A Late Show did a funny spoof of a instructional films of the mid-20th century (at 3:30) on "Post-Pandemic Party Dos and Don'ts." DO enter the party with a n...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing "Banksy of Rae Dunn" droplifts pro-birth control products in Hobby Lobby
TikTokker Anneke Roberts of Grand Rapids, Michigan is doing the Lord's work. Calling herself the "Banksy of Rae Dunn,"** she and a friend recently infiltrated Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts chain le...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing Save 50% on a digital air pump that inflates balls, tires, and pool toys for you
Have you ever had one of those anxious moments pumping up a basketball or a bike tire or a pool toy? You can be manually pumping away but secretly fearful that all it'll take is one extra pump too man...
12:44 pm GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing Film of a 120-sided die bouncing through a forest
Artist, composer, and musician, Noah Wall, sent us his latest project, a short film he made starring his 120-sided die. The film features some rigorous "off-site testing" of the die paired with quotes...
12:15 pm GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing The Satanic Temple in Texas is suing the state due to new abortion restrictions
Texas's Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed a new abortion ban into law on Wednesday. While some Texans are calling the law a milestone in pro-life legislation, others say that it's too extreme. Th...
11:56 am GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing New Belgium's Torched Earth Is The post-apocalyptic Beer Of The Future
New Belgium brewery's latest release tastes like shit, on purpose. The beer, called Torched Earth, was specifically designed "to illustrate what the future of beer will look like if we don't get more ...
11:30 am GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing Self helps you build credit just by building savings.
At a certain point, virtually everyone gets tired of living a hand-to-mouth existence. If you want to build something bigger for yourself, like amassing property or establishing a financial future, it...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing This $40 training can hone your skills as a certified AWS DevOps engineer
While cloud services platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) are commonly regarded as a cloud home for housing all the news of an expanded business network all in one place, there's actually a lot mo...
01:26 am GMT - Sat, May 22, 2021
BoingBoing Henry Cavill to star in Highlander reboot
Henry Cavill is "to star" in a remake or reboot of Highlander, the 1986 fantasy film starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown. For Cavill, it gives him yet another franchise with a ...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing The award-winning ComfoBuds Pro earbuds pack killer sound and features for $90
In the ultra-competitive earbuds market, it's tough for a new manufacturer to jump into the fray and get any level of attention against so many entrenched, long-standing competitors. 1More has beaten ...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Rabbit's Blood is a wonderfully grim animated short set in the distant future
Rabbit's Blood is a wonderfully grim animated short by Sarina Nihei. The film was released in 2017 and is five minutes long. The story takes place in the distant future, and is about a society where t...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing UFO by Steve Speer is a completely mind-bending 4-minute animation from 1995
UFO by Steve Speer is a completely mind-bending 4-minute animation from 1995. If you're on psychedelics right now and about to watch this, well, good luck. The short video tells the story of a little ...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing A snapshot of life in Los Angeles, 2021
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Street People of Los Angeles (@streetpeopleoflosangeles)Los Angeles' housing crisis and economic disparity have reached a tumultuous pe...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the most adorable wolf pup howl for the first time
This four-week-old baby wolf in Minnesota experiments with howling for the first time on its own, according to Voyageurs Wolf Project, and it's much louder and cuter than I expected. Way to go pup!V...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Baked Alaska of Capitol riot notoriety, out on bail, is now a hostile bully to store employees
Tim "Baked Alaska" Gionet, a former Andrew Yang supporter and BuzzFeed video-producer before joining forces with far right extremists, was arrested and then released on bail after storming the Capitol...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Ioan Petru Culianu, argonaut of the 4th dimension
Thirty years ago todayon May 21st, 1991a bullet fired by an unknown murderer sadly ended the life of 41-year-old Professor Ioan Petru Culianu.Romanian-born, citizen of the world and of the mundus imag...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing We've brought back our vintage Boing Boing T-shirts!
It's 1993 again! No such thing as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, or Tik Tok. Boing Boing was a paper zine, ordered by mail or purchased at Tower records. We sold three kinds of T-shirts back th...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Here's how to take the perfect nap
When I worked at Medium years ago, I was impressed by the comfy "nap pods" built into the office walls where we were encouraged to take rests as-needed. Right away though, my wife forbade me from ever...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing I recommend this rowing machine
I wasn't sure what to expect from a sub-$250 rowing machine, but theSunnyhas proven to be a solid machine. It was easy to assemble (and came with a screwdriver, hex keys, and wrenches). The operation ...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's choice to replace Liz Cheney is a man who "impregnated" a 14-year-old girl at age 18
Trump has decreed that Wyoming State Sen.Anthony Bouchard(Q) shall replace Liz Cheney in the U.S. House of Representatives. So it's not really a surprise that Bouchard is a real creep. He told the Cas...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Pro-Trump candidate opposing Liz Cheney is a man who "impregnated" a 14-year-old girl at age 18
[Update 5-21-21: I corrected the headline and story. Trump has not yet announced which candidate he wants to run against Liz Cheney — Mark]A Trump-supporting Wyoming State Sen.Anthony Bouchard(Q...
05:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing STREAMING THIS SUNDAY: Deb Lacusta and Dan Castellaneta's 'The Long Isolation'
This Sunday, May 23rd at 5pm PST, Deb Lacusta and Dan Castellaneta debute their, long awaited by me, zoom noir 'The Long Isolation.' Written and directed by Lacusta and Castellaneta, who are renowned...
05:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Target bans Pokmon and sports trading cards after fights between speculators
I was bemused by this strange handwritten message on the way into Target and wondered what on earth went down. It turns out there's been a spate of violent attacks, including one where someone brandis...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing This catchy "We Are Family" parody skewers Mike Pence's brother who doesn't care that rioters wanted to hang him
On #LSSC tonight: Things are going to be awkward between Mike Pence and Greg Pence for awhile. pic.twitter.com/IiAMr1eo3e— A Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 21, 2021…The MAGA people wante...
04:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing This happy seal sounds like a synthesizer
Weddell seals, like this one, live in the Antarctic. By pressing down a special key, it plays a little melody....
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing New device for smelling in stereo
The fact that we have two ears on opposite sides of our head provides us with directional hearing to determine where a sound comes from. While we have two nostrils though, we can't smell in stereo to ...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Add this awesome portable screwdriver set to your EDC for just $35
If you've seen the delightful new Netflix animated movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines, then you're well aware that dad Rick Mitchell (spoiler alert!) saves the day from the robot apocalypse with the...
04:27 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Animated infographic of Covid death toll
Trump and his science-fearing idolaters must be so proud to see Murica at the top of a chart, even a death chart like this....
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing How do Graham, Cruz, and the other wimps think they can "move on" when Trump is still pushing the Big Lie?
What the hell do Trump marionettes like Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, and Cancun Cruz think they're doing, saying they want to "move on" from the January 6th insurrection? When Kevin McCarthy says, "I ...
03:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Apple is going to war with Facebook in this funny commercial about apps that want to track you
Titled "Privacy. That's iPhone," this Apple commercial shows a man going about his daily life using his phone. Each time he visits a new website or app a human appears to check what he is doing. These...
03:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Up for auction: the gearbox from James Dean's doomed Porsche 550 Spyder
Evidently, the trans-axel from Dean's nefarious 550 Spyder, seen above mounted in a rack, was removed from the car at some point and is now up for auction.Bring A Trailer has a lot of photos of the CA...
03:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Simone Giertz tries to crush various things in an artificial uterus she made
A uterus is not a shitty robot. But that didn't stop Kotex from asking Simone Giertz, aka "the Queen of Shitty Robots," to build several mechanical uteri demonstrating the function of the organ, which...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Rep. Marie Newman on her "deeply broken" office neighbor Marjorie Taylor Greene: "She needs help"
Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL) gets to the core problem of toxic conspiracy-theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA), telling the MeidasTouch podcast, "I think she needs help, and I don't mean that in a trite...
02:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Astonishing! University student carved two pencils into a single graphite chain with 212 movable links
M. Manoj landed a Guinness World Record for carving the lead inside two pencils into a single movable chain of 212 graphite links. A postgraduate student at Pookode, India's Kerala Veterinary and Anim...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Trump CFO's former daughter-in-law offers details on evidence she has provided
Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg's former daughter-in-law, Jennifer Weisselberg, says without hesitation that he will flip on former Pres. Trump. She also says she has hard evidence that T...
02:44 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing See inside a fully-stocked general store that hasn't been touched since 1963
Destination Adventure's Dustin Porter visited the 153 Mile Store, a fully-stocked general store in the Cariboo, British Columbia, that hasn't been touched since the shop closed its doors in 1963. Port...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a building frame fall like dominoes
Sadly two men were injured when these steel building beams started to tumble like dominoes at a project reportedly known on the Boston University campus as 'the Jenga Tower.'...
02:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing How a daring skateboarding video was filmed
I wonder how many takes this took? ...
02:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Here are birthday boy Dieter Rams's principles of good design, and watch the Rams documentary free today!
Today is legendary industrial designer Dieter Rams's 89th birthday. To celebrate, film director Gary Hustwit is streaming his fantastic documentary Rams online for free until 3PM EST. Brian Eno did th...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Figuring out the exact day three old photos of New York City were taken
Jordan Liles bought three vintage photos taken in New York City, the figured out the exact date they were taken.How do you figure out when old New York City photos were captured? In 2019, I purchased ...
12:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Officers mock prisoner as they crush him to death: "You shouldn't be able to breathe, you stupid bastard"
Video shows officers at the Marshall County Jail in Lewisburg, Tennessee, taunting William Jennette until he died during a violent and angry effort to "restrain" him. They crush him under their weight...
11:42 am GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Royal dramas and Bill Gates' divorce in this week's dubious tabloids
An essential guide to this week's inessential newsWhen you view the world as a soap opera of sex, avarice and betrayalas the tabloids doevery word is an insult, every disagreement is a war, and every ...
11:32 am GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Democratic Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio lets loose on GOP Reps
Tim Ryan of Ohio has had enough of your shit from PublicFreakout Tim Ryan of Ohio gives his Republican colleagues a piece of his mind during a speech yesterday regarding the Jan....
11:30 am GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing Chewy is the best place to shop online for all of your pet supplies, paws down
Millennials love their pets. Like, a lot. And they don't hold back when it comes to spending money on pet care, diet, toys, and general well-being.  A recent report says the generation spend...
11:29 am GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing World's largest iceberg splits off Antarctica
A 1,668 square mile mass of ice designated A-76 has broken off of the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Larger than Long Island (1,401 square miles) and similar in shape, the gigantic slab's trajectory i...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing SelectTV organizes all your streaming and entertainment options in one place
A decade ago, most TV viewers were exasperated by spiraling cable costs and the feeling they were being slowly strangled by their cable company. To this day, it's no surprise that half of the 10 compa...
12:40 am GMT - Fri, May 21, 2021
BoingBoing All-girl garage punk band The Linda Lindas played the L.A. Public Library
The Linda Lindas are an L.A. based all-girl garage punk band taking the world by storm. Earlier this month, they scored the gig of a lifetimeperforming inside the hallowed halls of the Los Angeles Pub...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki tests a new kind of Psaki bomb when Peter Doocy asks about Covid originating in a lab
Up to now, the White House Press Secretary has been mixing up her Jen Psaki bombs with basically the same recipe: shaking up the questioner with a smarter question of her own, adding an amused smile f...
09:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing An exclusive excerpt from "The Delicacy," a stunning graphic novel from one of Scotland's most imaginative young cartoonists
This is my kind of graphic novel. The Delicacy by James Albon, a writer and illustrator from Scotland. is about a delicious mushroom and a restaurant owner's obsession with it. It's coming out on June...
08:50 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Book review: The Ticking has strange characters and a delicate, obsessive-looking illustration style
I recently read The Ticking by the acclaimed artist Rene French, and was enchanted by her strange characters and delicate, obsessive-looking illustration style. Her drawings remind me of mysterious, o...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing HEY KIDS COMICS! is a zine that started from a father-son street stand in Brooklyn
HEY KIDS COMICS! began in 2020 as a father and son bookstand in Brooklyn, NYC. During the pandemic, a 6-year-old boy and his dad decided to set up a stand selling kids' comics and graphic novels. NYC ...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Create a new map for your next D&D campaign with this automatic dungeon generator
I'm a writer, so you'd think that Dungeonmastering comes easy to me. But it's a lot of freakin' work! It's novel-esque world-building that swiftly spirals out of your control, where all those little d...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Add this versatile rechargeable headlamp to your emergency kit for just $24
Flashlights are great. You likely have one squirreled away in your kitchen drawer, in your vehicle trunk, or in your garage. There are probably even a few more scattered around. But do you have a...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing This set of 6 nesting stainless steel bowls are great for potlucks
Now that Carla and I are vaccinated, we're enjoying backyard visits with friends. I bought this set of6 nesting stainless steel bowls. They're good for bringing food to a backyard barbecue. The larges...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Look at these photos of neighborhoods and try to tell if they voted Biden or Trump
The New York Times has an interactive quiz: "We selected 10,000 American neighborhoods at random. If we dropped you into one of them, could you guess how most people there voted?"I got 15 correct out ...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Seven rural counties in Oregon have voted in favor of seceding to Idaho
Disgruntled rural voters in Oregon, displeased with the blue direction their state is going, want their counties to cross the border and become part of Idaho. Five eastern Oregon counties voted Tuesda...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Tim Powers takes on LA's freeways in 'Altered Routes'
I just finished the first novel in Tim Powers' "Vickery and Castine" series, Altered Routes, a tale of unintended mystic events arising from Los Angeles freeway traffic.Tim Powers is always at the top...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Russian fisher posts snapshots of incredibly creepy and strange ocean animals
View this post on Instagram A post shared by (@rfedortsov_official_account) Roman Fedortsov is a fisher based in Murmansk, Russia who has worked on a trawler for nearly two ...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Driver of 3-wheeled car tries to kick a dog, earns instant karma
A sourpuss motorist tried to kick a dog in the street. He lost control of his vehicle, hit the median, flipped the car, and was thrown onto the street. The best part is at the end when the unharmed do...
04:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Parakeet gets jealous when its owner pays attention to a tiny rubber duck
This parakeet doesn't like it when its owner pays attention to his rival for her affection, an inanimate rubber ducky. It's funny because the rubber ducky is non-living and therefore non-conscious, at...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing The psychology of why we sabotage our planet
In The New Yorker, environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben attempts to understand the psychology of how some corporations (and individuals) can do what they do knowing that it's killing our planet...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Learn how to harass with Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment training video (brought to you by The Daily Show)
Andrew Cuomo is so enlightened on what sexual harassment is and isn't that The Daily Show decided to gather all of his sage words of wisdom on the topic to produce this sexual harassment training vi...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Apple Watch now has cool "assistive touch" functions for people with limb differences
Apple introduced a bunch of new features for people with disabilities. In addition, Apple is offering on-demand sign language interpreters for video customer support. The new assistive touch gestures ...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman smokes pot under his T-shirt, surprised when shirt catches fire
Talk about a buzzkill. This fellow wanted to get stoned in the privacy of his shirt, but he let the burning weed get too close to the fabric and had to quickly remove the garment. Fortunately, the inc...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Mitch McConnell morphed into a lap dog over night, and New York Daily News can prove it
Bad things happen when you nuzzle too hard into Donald Trump. Usually it's jail time, but for Mitch McConnell, who opposed the investigation into the January 6th insurrection, it's something far worse...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists detected a new coronavirus and it's jumping from dogs to people
Following SARS-CoV, MERS, and SARS-CoV-2 (the cause of COVID-19), researchers have detected yet another novel coronavirus jumping from animals to people. In this case, the source are dogs. Spurred by ...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing GOP Cop Killers is a powerful ad that shows what Trump and his GQP minions really think about police
"I love the police … We love our police," Trump repeated throughout his time spent in the White House. Cut to his blind followers, beating, stalking, and tormenting the Capitol Police on January...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Protect your pets from predators with very punk body armor
Bald eagles are back in the US and that's good news for everyone except maybe for your small pets in certain parts of the country. CoyoteVest makes body armor for dogs and cats that's covered in tough...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Inquiry concludes BBC tricked Diana into famous interview
In 1995, Princess Diana gave a legendary interview to the BBC's Martin Bashir in which she detailed the unpleasantness of the Royal Family and its eldest son, her then-husband Charles: "There were thr...
01:33 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing LEGO releasing its first LGBTQ-themed set in honor of Pride Month
"Everyone is Awesome" is LEGO's first LGBTQ-themed set. The rainbow flag set totals 346 pieces including 11 Minifigs. The set will be available starting in June to celebrate Pride Month. From CNN:"I w...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing The Nintendo Wii U still gives the Switch a run for its money, and you can get one for 32% off
It's always interesting to take a look back into gaming's not-so-distant past and reevaluate some conventional wisdom from back in the day. For instance, in the wake of its screaming popularity, there...
12:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing What happens when you forget you have a gun in your carry-on
On November last year, a lady forgot she had a handgun in her handbag and got collared by the TSA scanner on the way into Orlando International Airport. This video, from Orlando Police Officer James R...
12:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Lion has learned how to open car doors
The best part is that the lion doesn't seem hostile or hungry. Just messing with them for a laugh. Delight begins 30s in....
12:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Charities beg America to stop giving them trash
Goodwill is very grateful for everything that you do, America, but would also like to remind you that it's not a fucking landfill."I'm careful not to shake my finger at donors because without them, we...
11:47 am GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Texas bans abortion after six weeks
Texas's Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law banning abortion in the state before six weeks, before most women even realize they are pregnant and long before they can get an appointment to confirm...
11:31 am GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Juvenile court judge back in jail on child porn charge
Milwaukee County Children's Court judge Brett Blomme spent a night in jail on child porn charges earlier this year and will be spending more there after his court appearance Wednesday. Blomme did not ...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing I visited that rare blooming corpse flower at the abandoned gas station in Alameda, California
The Alameda corpse flower is trending and I actually got to see it on the day it bloomed! On Monday morning, my pal Jone Stebbins posted this to her Facebook friends, accompanied by photos, "Omg!! The...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing Rest in peace Charles Grodin, 86
Actor Charles Grodin passed away Tuesday at his home in Connecticut at the age of 86 after battling cancer, according to his son. Grodin starred in such movies as "The Heartbreak Kid", "Heaven Can Wai...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, May 20, 2021
BoingBoing This $15 training makes understanding digital art and animation easy
We've come a long way from the animation techniques that drove Walt Disney to fame and defined the medium for nearly 100 years. Back in the 1930s, it took over 1,000 animators and technicians almost t...
10:13 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing This car delivery goes amok when a Jaguar is "dropped" off onto the street and into a truck
Here's the speediest car drop off I've ever seen! A Jaguar is released from a delivery bed without anyone or any brakes controlling it. So it does what most cars would do and rolls uncontrollably un...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman arrested after bragging at his dentist's office that he broke into the Capitol on January 6th
Daniel Warmus from New York was busted after bragging to someone at his dentist's office about breaking into the Capitol on January 6th and even pulling out his phone to show off the video he took fr...
07:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Lovely tool that displays street maps like watercolor paintings acquired by Smithsonian
Our hypertalented data viz friends at Stamen Design are known for their interactive cartographical experiments based on open source mapping data. One of my favorite projects is their classic Watercolo...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Surprises can happen when firing a cannon at home
Sound waves, shock and a window repairman are all part of the fun!Tigra and Buffy like the boom!...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing "What will happen to me?" Stories written by the GPT-2 neural network
My friend who would like to remain anonymous made a zine called "What Will Happen to Me." She used the GPT-2 neural network to generate 100 answers to the prompt "What will Happen to Me?" and selected...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing This 53-second video is a glimpse through the doors of perception
Check out this trippy video of a man who comes across some found footage on the sidewalk. He repairs the tape, and then plays it only to find a video of himself watching a video of himself watching a ...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing A totally adorable fluffy baby seal
When I lived in NorCal I volunteered at the Marine Mammal Center. I worked a night crew shift feeding, medicating and cleaning up after seals and their babies. A working seal hospital is really cool.T...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Great deal on Blake Crouch's Dark Matter
I loved Blake Crouch's Wayward Pines trilogy. I also loved his 2019 novel, Dark Matter. It reminds me a bit of Wayward Pines in that the main character gets thrown into a bizarre world that is keeping...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Why do animals have butts?
The evolutionary story of asses, particularly anuses, remains shrouded in mystery. When did animals go from a one-hole digestive sac to the tunnel we know and love today? Over at The Atlantic, Katheri...
04:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Architect's compliment may be a backhanded warning about his celebrity clients
A recent article about the beguiling views of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis' quaint 6 acre home, which is absolutely not an estate, includes a comment from their architect that I found beguiling. AD:F...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Trump still paying Stephen Miller with tax-payer funds
It would appear that failed US President Donald J. Trump is using transition funds to continue paying Stephen Miller and a decent-sized group of staffers. Miller appears to be trying to sink Andrew Ya...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Texas bans abortion after 6 weeks, even in cases of incest or rape
Following Arkansas' lead, today Texas Governor Greg Abbot (R, of course) signed a law that bans abortions after six weeks, and makes no exceptions for cases of incest or rape. The so-called "heartbeat...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing A.I. turns the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" into a Nine Inch Nails song
JohnDopamine5 used the OpenAI Jukebox to transform the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" into the style of Nine Inch Nails over the course of the song. Bow down before the one you serve. Here is OpenAI researche...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing New York has begun a criminal investigation of the Trump organization
Attorney General Letitia James has notified the Trumps that the State of New York's is now pursuing criminal charges, as well as civil, in their on-going investigation of the family's business.NBC:The...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing This $50 rechargeable pocket flashlight is always prepared for emergencies
Flashlights are one of those emergency items that you don't really want to leave to chance. Over 99 percent of the time, you don't think or particularly care about the state of the flashlight in your ...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Free haircuts
"Corto cabello gratis porque apenas me ando enseando. (se ve feo por mi camara)"Translation: "I'll cut short hair for free because I'm just teaching myself. (Photos are ugly because of my camera)"[via...
03:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a prim and proper cover of 500 Miles by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The comedic Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (formed in 1985) brings us their own version of The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," and it's splendid indeed.According to their YouTube page, "T...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Google's Starline telepresence technology is like sitting across the table from someone
Google describes Project Starline as a "sort of magic window, and through that window, you see another person, life-size and in three dimensions… the effect is the feeling of a person sitting ju...
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Bitcoin price plunges
Bitcoin fell to nearly $30k this morning before rallying to $37k by lunch. That price is nonetheless 30% down from recent highs, and MSNBC describes it as an "intensifying plunge" triggered by Chinese...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this Daren and Karen couple call the police to complain about getting a ticket
This traffic stop in Canada didn't go well. In the video we have a Daren in the driver's seat and a Karen in the passenger seat. The Karen is recording the video. The Daren is flipping the bird at a c...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: 11-year-old girl fights off wannabe abductor
Security footage of a West Penscola bus stop shows a man tearing out of his car to grab an 11-year-old girl Tuesday morning. She managed to fend off the knife-wielding attacker, who was later found an...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists use light-controlled brain implants to change the social behavior of mice
Optogenetics is a technique that uses light to switch on and off neurons in the brain that have been previously genetically engineered to be light-sensitive.Now, Northwestern University neurobiologist...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Bicyclist trying to take a selfie takes a spill instead, caught on live TV
As MSNBC's Guad Venegas reported live in Santa Monica on reactions to wearing masks, viewers were reacting more to the bicyclist in the background. A woman behind Venegas was holding up her phone, app...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Someone added Zelda Breath of the Wild music to undercover cop cars
When my daughter showed me this, I laughed out loud. It won't make much sense unless you've played Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but if you have you will probably laugh, too....
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Intimidate football players and ticket scalpers by wearing Charles Jefferson's jacket from Fast Times at Ridgemont High
For just $131, you can buy a replica of the Ridgemont Wolves letterman jacket worn by the great Forest Whitaker as Charles Jefferson in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). (It looks pretty great save...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Successful mashup: Guns N' Roses and Stevie Wonder "Living for the Paradise City"
Guns N' Roses' Paradise City mashed up with Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City." It works! ...
01:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Obama on UFOs: "We don't know exactly what they are"
In June, the Pentagon willrelease a reportcontaining "a detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence" collected by the US Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified Aer...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Freenode IRC staff quit after new owner "seizes" control of network
Staff at the freenode IRC network have resigned en-masse after control of it passed to what one described as a "narcissistic Trumpian wannabe korean royalty bitcoins millionaire." Resignation letters ...
12:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Seattle pizza shop has the most awesomely 90s website
Dino's Tomato Pie is located on East Olive Way in Seattle. Or, as the website shows:As far as I can tell, Dino's is second-best pizza shop in Seattle, as well as the oldest pizza shop in Seattle, desp...
12:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: animation shows how much "recycled" plastic Britain dumps abroad
This animation from Greenpeace UK offers an amusing impression of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sputtering platitudes about recycling while plastic bottles, boxes and other trash falls like rain and...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing With handy construction paper visuals, Rep. Katie Porter eviscerates big pharma CEO over industry's lies
In this video, using the visual aid of comparatively-sized circles of construction paper, US Representative Katie Porter (CA) obliterates AbbVie's CEO Richard Gonzalez and the big pharma claim that dr...
11:57 am GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Dandelion Post: Spread the love with aerogramme snail mail "seeds"
My ears always perk up when I hear mail-art purveyor extraordinaire Lea Redmond of Leafcutter Designs has a new project. "Dandelion Post" is her latest and it doesn't disappoint: Dandelion Post i...
11:56 am GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Lucky Ducky gets even lazier and greedier!
MEMBERSHIPS are now open for Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE. Join the team that makes Tom the Dancing Bug possible, and get exclusive access to comicsbefore they are published anywhere, commentary, ...
11:44 am GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing Jamf Now gives companies control of all their Apple devices in one easy interface
Mobile device management seems easy enough. It's just…well, keeping an eye on mobile devices, right? While that's true, the demands of business mean most of those devices like laptops, smar...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, May 19, 2021
BoingBoing This web development crash course can open new career paths, and it's on sale
It's never been easier to build a website with one of those all-in-one services that turns web creation into a drag-and-drop affair. While those options are great for just getting a page up and online...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing I bought the most obnoxious color of these unisex foam garden clogs
Nothing says "quiet sophistication" like unisex foam garden clogs. I ordered a pair on Amazon and they are supremely comfortable and easy to slip on and off. Even without a heel they stay secure on my...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Become an expert on Arduino and the IoT with these online training classes
The world of web-connected devices and DIY electronics projects shifts daily. In fact, with the explosion of ingenious applications of the foundational Internet of Things technology, it isn't hyperbol...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing After Houston's tiger drama, Survivor's Dave Bickler updates "The Eye of the Tiger" with hilarious parody
Last week a tiger was on the loose in Houston, and the drama just kept on a rollin'. It was then seen as a passenger in a car driven by Victor Hugo Cuevas, "who faces separate murder and evading arres...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Affordable, easy to roll around, very heavy umbrella stand
This umbrella stand, filled with sand, handles my 11' umbrellas no problem. I wanted big ol' umbrellas. I work outside every morning that I can, and the glare can get pretty intense. During warmer spr...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing QAnon Shaman's own lawyer attacks him in foul-mouthed interview
Jacob Angeli Chansley, the so-called 'QAnon Shaman' filmed among those storming the U.S. Capitol in January, has many detractors. But none so much as his lawyer, Albert Watkins, whose version of the "...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing QAnon Shaman's attorney says Capitol rioters are "people with brain damage"
Albert Watkins, the lawyer representing QAnon Shaman (Jacob Chansley) had some harsh things to say about the Capitol rioters, and managed to offend just about everybody with his insensitive comments t...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Milwaukee bakery burglary suspect arrested after bakery put his photo on cookies
Dominic Kolp(45) probably didn't expect to have his photo appear on cookies baked by the Milwaukee bakery he allegedly robbed. On the cookies, a beanie-bedecked Kolp cuts a dashing figure in a coy ove...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Citizen app told locals to "hunt" down a man for starting a California fire, offered reward but had the wrong guy
The "personal safety network" app Citizen ignited a vigilante hunt for a man they identified as the suspect of a California brush fire that tore through Pacific Palisades over the weekend, burning 1,3...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing A directory of websites that are one kilobyte or less
On his blog, Doug Belshaw wrote about the 1024b Club, a directory of websites that are less than 1024 bytes.The requirements of 1024b.club are quitestringent, shall we say. 1024 bytes is asinglekiloby...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing How the 2017 Oroville Dam crisis was averted
In 2017 I was pretty sure that the Oroville Dam would fail. This monster dam holds back Lake Oroville, which during a non-massive drought is California's second-largest reservoir, and cascading failur...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Hundreds of people panic and flee from skyscraper that suddenly started wobbling for no apparent reason
A 79-story skyscraper in Shenzhen, China started wobbling for no apparent reason Tuesday, causing hundreds of people to flee in a panic. According to South China Morning Post, winds were low and no ea...
03:54 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing This 1984 video showing how travelers checked their email is like ancient history
How to check your email in 1984: pic.twitter.com/P2tzx8TB47— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) May 16, 2021Most people didn't have email accounts 37 years ago, and the ones who did were not likely t...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing When Ford can make whole cars again, they may feature in-car advertising
Ford has developed a novel use of all the cameras their chipless, self-driving cars sitting in parking lots have: scanning the road for billboards and displaying cooperative ads on your car's handy to...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch as a skater rules a skatepark
This gent displays the mastery that comes with really knowing your park. He taps nearly every single surface he can findOh, to be able to do anything like this! I can watch, and frequently do, at my l...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing A TikToker who has waited tables in Japan and the U.S. shows how diners in each country order
@babypinkhaus No tipping in Japan though #japanthings #karen #serverlife # WHOLE LOTTA MONEY – Ba Baby Pink Haus has waited tables in the United States and Japan, and in this video, she pl...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz pal pleads guilty to six felonies
Joel Greenberg, who reportedly claims that his friend and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz paid for sex with multiple women and a minor-age girl, yesterday plead guilty to six felony charges related to all the...
03:14 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing The Volkswagen Atlas' gas gauge is an example of poor information design
Core77 writer Rain Noe recently drove a Volkwagen Atlas (a loaner he was using while his car was in the shop) and when he looked at the fuel gauge, he thought it was empty. He took a photo (above). It...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Cheap iPhone screen protectors are the best
Wirecutter tested the lot and found that cheapo screen protectors are just as good as name-brand ones. It picks the $13-for-two "Spigen" offering but also lists the "amFilm" one that I have and can vo...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Stunning Orca jump caught on expedition
After a dive in the Sea of Cortez this diving expedition happened upon a pod of orcas hunting bottlenose dolphins. The leaping orca footage captured is of the killer whale slamming into a dolphin in m...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a brave little kitty scare off a prowling coyote
Cats usually fall prey to coyotes in urban areas, but not this feisty black cat. A coyote meanders around a parked car near a Vancouver police station when a ferocious kitty startles it and then chase...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Ecuador's famous rock formation, Darwin's Arch, collapses
Ecuador's naturally formed rock archway, Darwin's Arch (about 600 miles west of Ecuador's mainland), collapsed Monday. Now just two rock pillars stand, with a heap of rubble in between. The cause of t...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Ecuador's famous rock formation, Darwin's Arch, collapsed
Ecuador's naturally formed rock archway, Darwin's Arch (about 600 miles west of Ecuador's mainland), collapsed Monday. Now just two rock pillars stand, with a heap of rubble in between. The cause of t...
01:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Cryptocoin scammers pretending to be Elon Musk pocket millions
The real Elon Musk described his Dogecoin pumping as "a hustle" a week ago, under cover of comedy, but the fake Elon Musks already figured that out: more than $2m was looted in the last few months by ...
01:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Bridge inspector fired after missing crack two years running
There's been a big crack in a steel beam on the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi River since 2019. The bridge inspector had one job. He no longer has that job.Arkansas Department of Transportation Dir...
01:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Herg's heirs lose legal battle with Tintin parody artist
Xavier Marabout painted an amusing yet exquisitely detailed series of works depicting Tintin, the overwhelmingly decent and heroic journalist, hanging out with womena rare creature in the works of Bel...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing This 16-foot endoscopic camera makes home improvement projects a breeze
There's a plumbing problem somewhere inside your walls. There's something blocking the garbage disposal. That missing sock has got to be hiding out back behind the dryer. And what the heck is that noi...
12:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing In 1945, a group of American soldiers set out to rescue hundreds of horses from a Nazi farm in Czechoslovakia
In April 1945, a group of American soldiers learned that hundreds of Lipizzaner horses were being held on a farm in western Czechoslovakiaand set out to rescue them before the Red Army could reach the...
12:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing The US exports its plastic waste. But now other countries are rejecting it.
When it comes to plastic, recycling has almost always been a lie. But that guilt-free plastic consumption is so built into our infrastructure and way of life that we keep insisting on living that lie ...
03:37 am GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing Markup Hero can screenshot and annotate anything you find online in seconds
Considering how easy it is to do most things in our technologically advanced world, it's still fairly shocking how difficult it can still be at times to do something relatively simple like present an...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, May 18, 2021
BoingBoing These training courses are essential to startup CEOs seeking venture capital
Do you have a team in place? Have you scoped out your competition? Do you know the right level of funding you need? And most importantly, why should I give you money when so many others are looking fo...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Former computer technician now raises 60,000 snails to make snail slime soap
Damien Desrocher used to be an air force computer technician, until he decided to raise snails 60,000 of them! for their slime. Since December, the 28-year-old from France uses the snail mucous, whi...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Senator Tom Cotton accuses AP of being in cahoots with Hamas after office bombing
Following in the steps of Donald Trump and his conspiracy-fueled "enemy of the people" war against the press, Senator Tom Cotton (Q-AR) insinuates that the "intrepid" Associated Press has been colludi...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Cartoonist Charles Burns' secret zine is available as a book
As a huge fan of Charles Burns popular graphic novels such as Black Hole and the X'ed Out trilogy, it was awesome to find out about his art book, Free Shit. What was once a zine that Burns would give ...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing How to stop procrastinating by making any kind of work interesting
[This is from my newsletter, The Magnet. Please subscribe. There's a free edition and a paid edition – Mark]I'm a procrastinator. I have been my whole life. I can think of two reasons why. One i...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing This bottle of mayo was possessed by a demon
This sinister face appeared in my bottle of Kewpie Mayonnaise the other night at dinner. Is my bottle of Mayonnaise haunted, or is this just an instance of creepy pareidolia? Either way, I'm going to ...
08:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Pearl Jam playing at a Tower Records in 1991
Pearl Jam released their debut album Ten in 1991 and started their first major tour as a band. In November of 1991, the guys played an unassuming acoustic show at a Tower Records (remember those?) in ...
08:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: This adorable pufferfish poses for a scuba diver's selfie
Scuba diver and photographer Jules Casey was taking an underwater selfie when this handsome puffer joined in, eagerly mugging for the camera alongside her. This is the same Casey from Australia who sh...
07:34 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing The city of Fullerton had to pay $350,000 to two bloggers it had sued for "hacking" its Dropbox folder
Fullerton Settles Lawsuit Against Local Bloggers For Publishing Secret City Hall Documents, Including Police Misconduct Records https://t.co/3ovZ3URG5q pic.twitter.com/yybevyoPA1— Voice of OC (@...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this excellent music video by Tokiyo Ooto before everyone else
Tokiyo Ooto doesn't have many followers on YouTube, but after watching her video, Mabaroshi, I think she deserves a much bigger audience.Her 2018 video, Wakefulness, is also good.She has more songs on...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for Sweet Tooth
Netflix released the trailer for its upcoming series, Sweet Tooth, "a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer-boy and a wandering loner who embark on an extraordinary adventure." Its based in t...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing It is extra fun to watch Bruce Lee destroy Chuck Norris in 'Way of the Dragon'
Bruce Lee gave his buddy Chuck Norris a big break in Way of the Dragon. I love watching Lee's Tang not want to have to destroy Norris' Colt, but doing what he gotta do. You can clearly see the differe...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Once you have pair of locking pliers you'll wonder how you made it this far without them
Knipex makes high-quality tools, and these 10-inch Universal Jaw-Locking Pliers are no exception. If you've never used jaw-locking pliers, they clamp on to things without you having to keep gripping t...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Working long hours can lead to death, according to the WHO
Working long hours, as in 55 or more hours per week, isn't just exhausting it can potentially kill you, according to the World Health Organization and International Labour Organization in a new repor...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing John Oliver explains 'Stand Your Ground' laws
Prepare to be upset at the stupidity of the United States gun laws. John Oliver does a fantastic job of tearing into why some states permit people to shoot people in public when they feel threatened.G...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Good deal on 200GB microSD card
I needed a new microSD card. This SanDisk 200GB one is priced right.A microSD card came included with a motion-sensing loudspeaker that I needed to install in a creepy dark spot in my yard, to encoura...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing LA Times: The janitor who invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos actually didn't
Richard Montaez claims he invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos 30 years ago while he was a janitor at Frito-Lay, eventually rising through the ranks to become a top marketing executive there. He now gets paid...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Citizen app's $30k reward strays towards vigilante justice
Fear-mongering Citizen app apparently stepped up from crime pronouncement to vigilantism this weekend when they offered a $30k reward for information about a gentleman they believed to be an arsonist ...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch kayaker rescue a struggling man: "His eyes started closing"
Kayaker Sally Wallick happened to be filming while out paddling on Okanagan Lake, Canada when she came across another kayaker who was struggling. His lips were purple, his eyes were closing, and he wa...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing RoboKiller eliminates 99% of spam phone calls, but that's not why spam callers hate it
One of the few silver linings of America's pandemic era was seeing an overall decline in one of the biggest nuisances of life in our modern age: spam phone calls and texts. In April 2020, Americans we...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Peckin' Pixels is a fun resource management game about running a chicken farm
In Peckin' Pixels you start out with one chicken, a coop, and $250 to buy corn for the chicken. When she lays eggs, you can sell them to buy more stuff. In no time you will be managing a large flock o...
03:37 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing This artist repairs damaged sidewalks with beautiful mosaic tiles
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ememem (@ememem.flacking)Ememen is an artist in Lyon, France who has been repairing cracked and potholed sidewalks with colorful tiles ...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Gold ring/out of gas scammer tries to con someone who knows better
The gold ring/out of gas scam operates all over the world and it goes like this: you are walking down the sidewalk when a luxury car like a BMW pulls over next to you. The driver is a well-dressed gen...
03:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Death row inmates in South Carolina must now make gruesome choice: electric chair or firing squad
South Carolina was a state that made good use of its death penalty law, until it was forced to take a 10-year break when lethal injection drugs became unavailable. But Governor Henry McMastercame up w...
02:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Backyard Scientist makes toys dangerous
Toys today are super boring. We have spoken on this point before. Backyard Scientist decided to make some toys fun. Where fun means dangerous.I love the 13 year old who likes to "play with video games...
02:38 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing How to block 6 Tesla chargers with one truck
When the driver of this truck figured out one weird trick to ice six Tesla chargers at once, perhaps they thought they were being clever! But the online ratings for the company that owns the vehicle h...
02:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing GOP congressman who said there were no insurrectionists was photographed barricading doors against insurrectionists
Rep. Andrew Clyde's (R-GA) comments today don't hold up well when played side-by-side with insurrection footage, so I made this.the revisionist history being perpetuated by some Republicans to...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing How D&D classes use bows
David the Arrow Bard (@blumineck on Tik Tok) demonstrates how various Dungeons & Dragons classes overdo it with bows. A perfectly amusing deconstruction of the game's stock characters. @blumineck...
12:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Custom Delorean hovercraft
The first quote in this video about one man's custom Delorean hovercraft is "I spent my life savings on it" and everything proceeds from there like a very expensive fractal.This Back to the Future Del...
12:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing TV reporter spots missing dog while shooting segment about missing dog
In this video, news reporter Juliana Maza spots a missing dog while reporting on the missing dog in question, a 13-month-old pointer named Titus. Moreover, she collars the dog's alleged thief, who was...
12:09 pm GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Bill Gates resigned from Microsoft board during investigation into affair with employee
Bill Gates stepped down from the board of Microsoft last year to spend more time with his philanthropy, but the Wall Street Journal today reports that he was subject to an investigation into an inappr...
11:50 am GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Four hospitalized after crawfish boil explosion
A gas leak in a propane tank in a shed next to a crawfish boilwhat could go wrong? Everything, according to the Scott Fire Department in Louisiana. KATC News reports on an explosion that sent four loc...
11:42 am GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing 83% of Japanese oppose forthcoming summer Olympics
A poll found that 83% of Japanese people did not want the Olympic games to proceed there this summer, with 40% wanting them outright canceled and 43% calling for another postponement.Those figures are...
11:29 am GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the Canadian government's official census soundtrack
From Canada:As Canada's statistical portrait, the census is a reflection of who we are and what makes us Canadian. Listen to our Spotify and YouTube playlists while you complete your 2021 Census quest...
11:29 am GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing Beware of COVID Penis!
In a hysterical installment of A Late Show's regular "The Vax Scene" segment about various enticements local governments and business are offering to those vaccinated, Stephen Colbert (and new researc...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, May 17, 2021
BoingBoing 30 deals on air conditioners, fans, purifiers, and more to help prepare for record heat this summer
From the United States and Canada to the UK, the story is shaping up the same forecasters see a blistering, even potentially record-breaking hot summer ahead. We can all sit around and moan abou...
08:01 pm GMT - Sun, May 16, 2021
BoingBoing Experimental music legend Fred Frith at Maker Music Festival
I hope Boing Boing readers have been exploring the amazing Maker Music Festival this weekend. This virtual festival of maker-musicians, experimental and electronic music is jam-packed with inspired pr...
08:01 pm GMT - Sun, May 16, 2021
BoingBoing The hilariously practical reason why He-Man has a giant green tiger
I'm endlessly fascinated by the behind-the-scenes chaos of the 80s action-figure-cartoon pipeline. Advertising direct to kids was frowned upon but no one would necessarily stop you from creating a ki...
07:50 pm GMT - Sun, May 16, 2021
BoingBoing These refurbished iPad models are on sale at up to 65% off their regular price
Just last month, Apple unveiled its newest iPad Pro model, which features a new and improved screen as well as a faster processor. Upgrades are par for course with any Apple product, but even with tho...
06:18 pm GMT - Sun, May 16, 2021
BoingBoing Kevin Smith and Jason Mews freak out over a toy (I want it too)
This is the Autobot toy you wanted as a kid. Next up is a VW bug that really does turn into Bumblebee.I hope the final toy is even better, and not a terrible disappointment....
06:18 pm GMT - Sun, May 16, 2021
BoingBoing Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes freak out over a toy (I want it too)
This is the Autobot toy you wanted as a kid. Next up is a VW bug that really does turn into Bumblebee.I hope the final toy is even better, and not a terrible disappointment....
12:49 pm GMT - Sun, May 16, 2021
BoingBoing The Gravita is a trippy lamp that shines while levitating in thin air
"Dude, your lamp is broken." "No. No, dude, it is not." Perhaps the greatest lure of the Gravita Levitating Smart Lamp is that at a glance, it doesn't look like it should work at all. But it also pack...
03:42 am GMT - Sun, May 16, 2021
BoingBoing Save more than 70% off these refurbished iMac and Mac Mini models
Time just flies in computer years. In fact, it's been almost 25 years since the iMac ascended to become Apple's premiere desktop computer. Just a few weeks after announcing the new M1 iMac, the b...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this amazing handmade modular synthesizer
Love Hultn is a maker of one-of-a-kind video game consoles and synthesizers. I love his design aesthetic. His latest creation is a folding modular synthesizer he calls the MDLR-37. Modular synthesizer...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing This course explains what NFTs are
Up until the last few months, it would have been completely acceptable to shrug your shoulders and let your eyes glaze over if someone tried to explain a non-fungible token to you.But after decades of...
05:29 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing Anal oxygen administration may be life-safer
Having trouble breathing through your mouth? Hang on in there! Anal oxygen administration may soon be a reality. "Researchers are planning oxygen enemas," writes The Economist.As far as is known, no l...
05:19 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing The Midnight Pub in Gemini Space
midnight.pub is a simple online publication, open to approved applicants, designed to evoke a cosy alleyway drinking hole: "a slow place where reading is as important as writing."It's late. You are se...
03:50 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the Empire fall in 'Bucketheads: a Star Wars fan series'
I saw Twin Sun Film Foundation's great trailer for Bucketheads back in 2018, and then forgot about it. The first episode has arrived and it is just enough that if they come out with another one soon, ...
03:35 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing How conspiracy theories challenge Snopes' mission to find the "truth"
I've mentioned here before that I recently wrote a novel about an addiction support group for conspiracy theorists who accidentally blow a hole in reality (any publishers or lit agents out there: hit ...
03:32 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Beekeeper transfers bee colony from old toilet tank to a new hive
Erika Thompson, the founder of Texas Beeworks, recently came across a colony of bees living a toilet tank. Watch this video to see how she expertly transferred the bees to a wooden hive, and how she f...
02:42 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a beekeeper remove a beehive from a toilet
@texasbeeworks Honeypot! #bees #tiktok #foryou #fyp #nature #amazing #animals #texas original sound – Erika Thompson Evidently this beekeeper gets some interesting calls! I recently made so...
02:33 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing Awesome way to reuse a broken cast iron pan
The loss of a Griswold pan is a crying shame, however, saving it and turning it into a heavy, cast iron spatula? That Redditor is a hero! Someone asked to see the spatula in use, so here it ...
12:48 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing Successful 5-story free fall for daredevil cat escaping fire
A cat jumped for its life from the 5th floor of this burning apartment building in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Watch the bouncing-on-grass cat, named Hennessy, not only surviv...
12:36 pm GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing The Protean wall light is one of the coolest pieces of home dcor and is over 40% off
We're always looking for something with that wow factor. That item with a little something extra that stops people in their tracks and demands attention. And trust us; when you see the equivalent...
02:14 am GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing Learn how to grow your mobile app's audience with this expert-led training
Marketing has changed. Old school advertising venues like print and broadcast are continuing to cede ground to the new kid on the block: digital marketing. And in case you need the proof, no less an a...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, May 15, 2021
BoingBoing Ebay bans sex
Late Friday afternoon is the classic hour to release news that you don't want widely reported or read about, and this Friday afternoon Ebay announced that it was banning sex on its platform. I did not...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Rep. Andrew Clyde's behavior incredibly weird when asked if he still thinks Jan 6th was like "tourist visit"
It was weird enough on Wednesday when Rep. Andrew Clyde (Q-GA) compared the January 6th Capitol riots to "a normal tourist visit." But things take an even freakier turn when NBC reporters Leigh Ann Ca...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing This 2-quart mini air fryer from Yedi is on sale for only $40 right now
Maybe it was your parents, or maybe, it was a friend. It could've even been with a co-worker over Zoom. But in all likelihood, you've probably had a recent conversation about the ease, efficiency...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Don't miss the Maker Music Festival this weekend!
I'm really excited about the upcoming Maker Music Festival, which starts on Saturday, May 15. It's an online event with a virtual campus of 18 buildings. Each building has several windows, and by hove...
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing The Global Jukebox is a fantastic way to explore music from around the world
The Global Jukebox is a fantastic way to explore music from around the world. The project launched in 2017 and was originally conceived by Alan Lomax (1915-2002), a musicologist and folklorist. Lomax'...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing This motorized standing desk helps me draw
I recently got a Flexispot Pro Series standing desk. Mine is the Willow Solid Wood Standing Desk, which has a 48" 24" desktop and a height range of 27.9" to 47.6". There are plenty of other options o...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Walmart shopper bashed in the face with 10lbs of ground beef
In the potato chip aisle, an enraged Ohio Walmart shopper attacked another woman by striking her in the face with a 10lb roll of ground beef. Kentucky.com:She proceeded to grab a 10-pound log of meat ...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Ball-end hex wrenches are the best
I've written about ball-end hex keys before. They are much easier to use when clearance is an issue. They fit into sockets at an angle.I misplaced my set somehow (either that or my kid took it to art ...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing When this octopus sees a threat it doesn't put up a fight it just disappears
Scuba diver and photographer Jules Casey, based in Australia, shot this amazing video of an octopus who doesn't like what it sees a stingray flying too close for comfort. Rather than flex its muscles...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A musician "plays" a barcode reader with his skateboard in a park and it's fantastic
Tokyo-based musician Ei Wada and his band, Electronicos Fantasticos, are known for upcycling old electric appliances (e.g., TVs, fans, and now a barcode scanner) into musical instruments. Here they te...
04:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing I bet someone gets a "science gang tattoo" after seeing this flash
I'm a huge fan of illustrator/cartoonist Tom Gauld's work. He just tweeted that the original art for his Science Gang Tattoo flash sheet is for sale on his website. I wouldn't be surprised if some sci...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing A video update on the Venice Beach homeless encampments
YouTuber and local superhero German in Venice offers an update on the beachside homeless encampment.I live very close to where most of this was filmed. Every week the beach gets visibly more crowded ...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing TikToker recreates his reactions to the first time he heard Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against the Machine, etc.
Writer/Actor Jacob Givens is going through his favorite 90s songs and posting funny TikTok videos as if he's hearing them for he first time. I hope he keeps going. @thejacobgivens A memorable day in ...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing The "Oh my gosh" Karen gets the mini-musical treatment
Yesterday Jason posted a video of the "Oh my gosh" Karen's indignant diatribe set to classical piano. Today keyboard virtuoso Brandon Ethridge gave the incident a more lighthearted treatment.Ethridge ...
03:10 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing 11-foot-8 bridge strikes again. This time, a perfect peel
"On May 11, a courier truck came cruising down Gregson St. to beat the light and ended up getting a perfect, clean roof removal from the canopener bridge. This was crash #167 since 2008."...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: bizarre video of Marjorie Taylor Greene talking through AOC's mail slot: "get rid of your diaper"
In 2019, before her constituents in Georgia elected her to represent them in the Capitol, toxic QAnoner Marjorie Taylor Greene went to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office and spoke at length throug...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing See Rebecca Black of "Friday" fame as Harley Quinn
Rebecca Black has had a strange decade since she first went accidentally viral with the so-bad-it's-good pop hit "Friday." She recently released a 10-year-anniversary version of the song in collaborat...
02:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene berating AOC through office mailbox slot
Archived by CNN's Andrew Kaczynski, video shot by congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (before her election to the House of Representatives) shows her in full QAnon mode, berating Alexandria Ocasio-Co...
02:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Rick Wilson warns Democrats: get complacent and GOP "will impeach Biden"
Anti-Trump former Republican Rick Wilson sounded the alarm on the MeidasTouch podcast. When asked what the stakes are in the Democrats' fight against the GQP, Wilson bluntly responds, "Whether you wan...
02:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Everything you wanted to know about 'Star Wars: The Lost Cut'
Before Star Wars became the 1977 classic we all know and love, it was a steaming piece of trash that bored people. This video shares clips and wide-ranging facts about the early cuts of Star Wars.The ...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Parody ad makes a fool of Georgia's congressman who said Capitol rioters were "tourists"
Republican court jester and congressman Andrew Clyde (Q-GA), who described the January 6th Capitol rioters as "tourists," was recognized on the The Late Show as the fool that he is. After showing the ...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Unreleased bodycam video reportedly shows cops lied about black man they killed in his car
Bodycam video shows that Andrew Brown Jr. didn't drive into or toward deputies who shot him dead, according to a lawyer permitted to see some of the footage. Police and prosecutors had earlier claimed...
01:38 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing What suit would George Washington wear if he were in office now?
The New York Times reports on George Aquilla Hardy, who created a cannily convincing photo of Geroge Washington as a modern pol. His is not the first effort to go viral, but the first so good that it ...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing This rugged Bluetooth speaker can play music and charge your wireless devices
The biggest concern when shopping for a Bluetooth speaker is often whether it's got the oomph to serve music at the volume you're looking for.On its own or looking in tandem with some friends (more on...
01:04 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Vice obtained Larry Flynt's "absolutely wild" FBI file
Irving Alpert, writing for Vice News, writes that they FOIAd the recently-deceased publisher's "absolutely wild" FBI file. To the FBI, he was a person of interest. His 322-page FBI file, obtained by V...
12:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Welsh town elects world's first non-binary mayor
Bangor in Wales is the first town in history to elect a non-binary mayor. Owen Hurcum, 23, genderqueer and agender, came out two years ago. While they were unanimously elected into office by the Bango...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Bill Gates and the Royal wiretap scandal in this week's dubious tabloids
An essential roundup of the most inessential journalismWho are you going to believe: the tabloids, or your own lying eyes? The National Enquirer cover is dominated by a photo of billionaire pedophile ...
03:09 am GMT - Fri, May 14, 2021
BoingBoing Got what it takes to write a novel? Here's what you should know before you start
More than 4 out of every 5 Americans 81 percent say they feel they have a book in them and that they should write it. That's almost 200 million people who want to be writers. And while each and ever...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing This 38-year-old will spend the rest of his life in prison for possession of 1.5 ounces of pot
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that Allen Russell (38) should die in prison for having an ounce-and-a-half of pot. His lawyers argued that his life sentence was "cruel and unusual punishment a...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki has great fun with reporter's question on universities that "indoctrinate" students
A reporter gifted White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki one of her favorites today a vague question backed by zero details and boy did she go to town with it. "Senator Tom Cotton says the nation's w...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing This brewer and grinder can prep K-Cup and ground coffee in 3 minutes
For many, the morning doesn't officially start until the first robust juices of the simple coffee bean touch their lips and activate their day. Considering not much else matters until that magic momen...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch GOP reps claim Capitol riot was a "normal tourist visit"
Rep. Andrew Clyde's (R-GA) comments today don't hold up well when played side-by-side with insurrection footage, so I made this.the revisionist history being perpetuated by some Republicans to...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Fireman rants hilariously about people transporting trashbags of gas
There is a recent, moronic run on gasoline that has people storing it in containers that will dissolve upon any prolonged contact with the petrol. Additionally, some folks reportedly employ containers...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Trip Out to this 1970s 7UP Commercial
This cosmic  7UP Commercial from the '70s will take you on a dreamy trip through outer space as you drift past glowing dancers, and ethereal butterfly-people. The last destination on the magical ...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Review / Floor 13: Deep State
Floor 13: Deep State is a polished remake of a fascinating and underloved DOS-era classic, a conspiracy adventure with a mean and macabre vibe. But the intriging promise of a "document driven" game is...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing The Game Boy Camera is a fantastic low-res art tool
Last year, I found a retro Game Boy Camera and printer attachment. These products debuted in 1998, and I love to use them to take and print photos. The Game Boy Camera (GBC) plugs into the top of the ...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing This 1953 painting of the inside of an artist's skull has fascinated me for years
The Maze (1953) by William Kurelek (March 3, 1927 November 3, 1977) is one of my favorite paintings. I discovered it inside of a fascinating book called The Mind from Life Science Library, written by...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing This PSA told me that if you smoke pot, you might become flat (literally)
Beware: If you smoke pot, you might become flat (literally), like Sarah, the girl in this Anti-Pot video! The video was made by Above The Influence, in an attempt to inform teens about the effects of ...
06:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Netflix He-Man reboot hews close to original formula
Given the wild success of its She-Ra reboot, I'm surprised its revival of He-Man sticks so close to the early-80s original (and the brief turn-of-the-century revival). Variety, with the exclusive, mak...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Jeb son George P. Bush tries and fails twice to post the phrase "raining fire"
George P. Bush, a Texas politician and son of former Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate Jebbity "Jeb" Bush, wanted to get a Twitter dig in on Liz Cheney. His first attempt was a photo of ...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Hilarious video: Impatient doggo tells owner to "hurry up" by honking car horn
Kevin, the antsy Aussie pup in this video, wonders what is taking his human so dang long at the kindergarten drop-off. Perhaps a few honks on the car horn will do the trick. Posted on Facebook by user...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Cyberfrunk 2077: what if Frasier was cyberpunk?
Major Frasier created this powerful tribute to Frasier and Cyberpunk 2077. I hestitate to even attempt a description beyond that, but I did ask what was up with them. The reply follows:I make a lot of...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch small plane parachute to safety near Denver after midair crash with second plane
Two small planes crashed into each other in midair as they were about to land at a regional airport near Denver, Colorado. Miraculously, nobody was hurt. One plane crashed to the ground, breaking into...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Wisdom Tree holds your books' place
Avid readers, forget bookmarks*. Here's a classy way to hold your place in the books you're reading. It's called the "Wisdom Tree" and it's also a lamp. This wood nightstand topper stacks up to five b...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing This pocket-sized printer syncs to your phone to print photos and more instantly
The pace of life is just faster than it used to be. Not so many years ago, if you needed to print an image or make a hard copy of a to-do list, you'd find a nearby printer, connect all your devices, a...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Apple fires misogynistic employee just hours after he was hired
Antonio Garca Martnez might hold the record for being Apple's shortest-term employee. He was shown the door just hours after joining the company when his fellow employees delivered a petition to Apple...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Boys attack and rob 80-year-old Asian man, the 11-year-old drives them away in stolen car
An 17-year-old and 11-year-old boy were arrested in San Leandro, California for slamming an 80-year-old Asian man to the ground and taking his wallet. They then jumped into a car they had stolen and d...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Boys attack and rob 80-year-old Asian man, then 11-year-old drives them away in stolen car
An 17-year-old and 11-year-old boy were arrested in San Leandro, California for slamming an 80-year-old Asian man to the ground and taking his wallet. They then jumped into a car they had stolen and d...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Snotty JetBlue passenger used blanket as tissue, fined $10,500
A maskless gentleman aboard a JetBlue flight who blew his nose into a blanket and was abusive to the flight crew now knows the price for exercising "muh freedoms!" on a plane: $10,500, That's how much...
02:54 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Q darling Marjorie Taylor Greene accosts AOC
Apparently Marjorie Taylor Green went and did a performance art screamy-yelly thing as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez walked away. CNN:Ocasio-Cortez left the House chamber late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Greene...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Words of wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's legendary CEO
[This is from my Substack newsletter, The Magnet – Mark]Satoru Iwata (1959-2015) was Nintendo's beloved fourth president and CEO. A new book,Ask Iwata, collects interviews with him to form a sho...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing How thousands of players explored a shared virtual world a quarter of a million rooms big, using nothing but pencils, paper, and postage stamps
The latest issue of Aaron A. Reed's excellent50 Years of Text Gamesnewsletter looks at Monster Island, a play-by-mail game from 1989. The mailbox squeaks open, and the teenager's eyes light up: amid t...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Hey Republicans! Feeling guilty for blaming Trump on the insurrection? Try this miracle drug, Insurrectigone
Q: "Are you a Republican who regrets blaming Trump for the January 6th insurrection?" If you answer yes to this question, "Then you need Insurrectigone!" Watch this hilarious ad, brought to you by The...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Hey Republicans! Feel guilty blaming Trump for the insurrection? Try this miracle drug, Insurrectigone
Q: "Are you a Republican who regrets blaming Trump for the January 6th insurrection?" If you answer yes to this question, "Then you need Insurrectigone!" Watch this hilarious ad, brought to you by The...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Lawyer Lin Wood says Trump
Lin Wood states that Trump is still the president and that the military would call on him "for the code if they need a first strike." He also states he believes Trump signed the Insurrection Act in se...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Lawyer Lin Wood says "Trump is still the guy the military will call for the code"
Lin Wood states that Trump is still the president and that the military would call on him "for the code if they need a first strike." He also states he believes Trump signed the Insurrection Act in se...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Fun trailer for the Indiana Jones movies you've already seen
Honestly, I think this Indiana Jones trailer is enough Indiana Jones for me today. I will gladly wait for the 5th film and hopefully be able to see it in a theater, but I have enough copies and re-rel...
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Study shows COVID-19 causes erectile dysfunction
Research has determined that the COVID-19 virus can hang out in the male penis and cause erectile dysfunction long after the initial infection. World Journal of Men's Health:Our study is the first to ...
02:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Space travel can literally shrink your heart
A recent paper from the scientific journal Circulation, "Cardiac Effects of Repeated Weightlessness During Extreme Duration Swimming Compared With Spaceflight," has published new findings on the impac...
02:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Rough day for Crypto prices
After Elon Musk turned on Bitcoin, so goes the market. Bitcoin lost about 20% of its value in a few hours before recovering to rest about 12% down, reports CNN Business. Julia Horowitz writes that it'...
01:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Tesla stops accepting bitcoin, citing environmental impact of crypto
Tesla CEO Elon Musk yesterday announced that the carmaker would no longer accept or trade bitcoin, citing its environmental impact. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are generated by computers perform...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Bodycam footage from cop beaten up by Trump supporters during Capitol riot
DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone was attacked by Trump supporters during Jan 6's capitol riot. They stripped him of his gear and began tasering him repeatedly, and he suffered a heart att...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Fantastic trailer for The Green Knight
Last year's unsettling but understated teaser for the forthcoming movie The Green Knight, starring Dev Patel as Sir Gawain, came and went without much comment as Covid spread and theaters shut. But th...
12:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Simple camera trick for cooler photos
Maybe you knew this one already and have been doing it for years, but I tried it and now I have a new option when taking pictures with my phone. I used an iPhone but I'm sure as long as your phone has...
12:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing University president resigns after plagiarizing speech
The president of the University of South Carolina resigned Wednesday after it was reported that passages from a weekend commencement speech were plagiarized from another speech by the former head of U...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing This mini massage gun delivers percussive muscle therapy in a handheld, cordless unit
Unlike the impact of vibration therapy which applies regular, consistent contact to sore areas that the body ultimately acclimates to quickly, percussive therapy oscillates around toward the most targ...
12:39 am GMT - Thu, May 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Weather report gets weird when hit with a trippy technical glitch
Meteorologist Jennifer McDermed was giving a weather report on Fox 9 in MinneapolisSt. Paul when she began to multiply on screen. Each replica was seconds off from her neighboring clone, making for qu...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing How to turn a broken dishwasher into a synthesizer
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Turn summer viewing on its head with 7 deals on Kodak projectors and accessories
Projection technology has advanced to the point where even a solid recent vintage projector can serve as a brilliant addition to your home viewing options. And now that we're all starting to get out o...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch high speed stacking and toppling of over 1,000 Jenga blocks
According to his timer, it took this Hong Kong-based Jenga stacker, "MengaMan," around 11 hours to complete this upside down mountain of 1,512 (so he says) Jenga blocks all which balance on one verti...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Wormhole is a file sending site with end-to-end encryption
Wormhole is a file-sending site with end-to-end encryption: drop the file and off it goes, with a link you can share. It's the work of Stanford lecturer Feross Aboukhadijeh, who wanted to replace Fire...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Reviled Bush associate to step down after 20-year reign of terror
Ellen DeGeneres is ending her talk show, reports Variety, after its current contract ends. Ellen's show has been in production since 2003, but in recent years it acquired a reputation for its foul tre...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing A fascinating Mustangs vs Messerschmitts explainer
An excellent animated explainer covering the first fighter jet, Nazi Germany's Me-262, the revered long-range fighter escort of the European theater, the P-51D Mustang, and some of their known engagem...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing What are the rules of the demagogue? Looks like the Republicans have checked all four boxes
Has the Republican party actually "completed its transformation into a fascist, authoritarian death cult," as anti-Trump group MeidasTouch puts it? The four steps they set forth to achieving demagogue...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Miami woman, 28, trespassed at high school and pretended to be student, all for the Gram
Audrey Nicole Francisquini, 28, was arrested at Miami, Florida's American Senior High School after she walked into the school, pretended to be a student, and then handed out fliers to students encoura...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing What it's like to stay in a tiny apartment in Tokyo's space-age Nakagin Capsule Tower
Tokyo's retro-sci-fi Nakagin Capsule Tower was designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa and erected in 1972 in only 30 days. Despite repeated attempts to tear it down and replace it with a more modern bui...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the Jedi die in this collection of Order 66 murders
In the Star Wars prequels 'Order 66' was a confusing and emotionally empty moment. Over time, other Star Wars properties have been slowly filling in the events around Palpatine's 'secret' plan to dest...
04:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Bill Gates is holed up in his $12.5 million California desert mansion, while Melinda and kids chill on a $132,000 per night private island
I'm sure getting a divorce isn't easy, but if you are worth over $100 billion, it helps. The NY Post reports that Melinda Gates has "rented Calivigny Island [Grenada] for a whopping $132,000 a night f...
04:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Michigan "Big Lie" lawmaker proposes eerie bill that would punish fact checkers: "You better be right"
Michigan state representative and Big Lie supporter Matt Maddock has compared coronavirus to the flu, backed efforts to impeach Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) for following Covid-19 science, and w...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy this upscaled 'Thundercats' intro
Thundercats had one of the best cartoon intros of all time. Mumm-Ra's scream at around 1:10 is the best!...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing This 6-axis robot arm is like the industrial arms pros use at a fraction of the cost
When you think robots, your mind likely jumps to R2-D2 or Wall-E. But the reality is that robots are everywhere already, with the trusty functional robotic arm serving as a backbone of industrial manu...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these people fight and spit on each other over spot in long gas pump line
View this post on Instagram A post shared by @shaaddeezNorth Carolina and several other states are facing a gas shortage stemming from a ransomware attack. In this video we see tha...
03:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Royal Mail testing drone delivery to Britain's outlying islands
If you live in the Scilly Isles off Cornwall, drone deliveries are incominga test conducted by the Royal Mail into improving the speed of mail service that currently depends on ferries. There's a big ...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Q-Nuts: "It's the Insurrection, Charlie Brown"
MEMBERSHIPS are now open for Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE. Join the team that makes Tom the Dancing Bug possible, and get exclusive access to comicsbefore they are published anywhere, commentary, ...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing That time Angie Bowie almost made a Black Widow and Daredevil movie
In a recent Wikipedia wormhole binge, I came across an unexpected surprise: that Angie Bowie, former wife of David Bowie and estranged mother of writer/director Duncan Jones, had once procured the rig...
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing "Jolene" and other records that sound great when played at the wrong speed
Back when most everyone listened to music on vinyl, frequently switching between 45 RPM 7" platters and 33 1/3 RPM 12" albums would mean that eventually, you'd forget to flip the speed selector switch...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing April saw the biggest inflation since 2008, but no need to panic
The Consumer Price Index rose 4.2% over last year. The big reason for the inflation, according to CNBC, is the economy is starting to wake up after retreating during the pandemic. The increase in the ...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Chicago unleashes huge army of feral cats to take on the rats
Chicago's Tree House Humane Society has deployed 1,000 feral cats onto the city streets to fight the city's rat infestation. Tree House began the annual "Cats at Work" program a decade ago as an alter...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch high winds cause an airplane to take off by itself
This is your wind speaking, please buckle your seatbelts and prepare for take-off....
02:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing This could be the safest self-driving car ever made
The driver in this video is so confident about the self-driving system in his truck that he hops into the sleeper berth behind the front seat. The technology that keeps the truck on course is revealed...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing This weird, black sea monster with razor-sharp teeth mysteriously washed up on a California beach
On Friday, this magnificently creepy sea monster washed up on the shore of Laguna Beach, California. According to a post by Crystal Cove State Park authorities, it is most likely a Pacific Football Fi...
01:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Former prosecutor warns Donald Trump: "Justice is coming"
"Donald Trump must be held accountable for his crimes…" former US Army prosecutor Glenn Kirschner says. "And he will be."In his tweet, which is part of a longer video posted on YouTube (below), ...
01:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Republican ousts Liz Cheney, last party leader to resist Trump
Led by Kevin McCarthy, the GOP today removed Liz Cheney from her position as party conference chair over her criticism of former president Donald Trump. Her ousting confirms Trump's continued dominati...
01:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Dozens of German priests plan to give the Vatican the virtual middle finger
In defiance of a Vatican decree stating that the Catholic church cannot bless same-sex marriages, dozens of Catholic priests in Germany will be live-streaming the blessings of several such marriages. ...
11:52 am GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing How to flip a goat
There is an "and why" rationale attached to this video explaining "how to flip a goat" but I'm not sure it's necessary. ...
11:41 am GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing A website that shuts down for the night
nightnight. is a website that closes at night, like a normal place. Code is provided so you can put your website to bed too.nightnight. ( is Japanese for "everyone") is a simple program that allows yo...
10:09 am GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Capital One Shopping helps ensure you don't overpay online
There's no one who doesn't enjoy saving money. Heck, people with money are the first ones who enjoy a good bargain when they find one.While the glow of scoring a truly great deal is actually palpable,...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing This $80 drone sports a 4K camera for stellar photography and video footage
You could be forgiven for thinking drones are basically big boy toys because…well, they're a heck of a lot of fun. But with the proliferation of powerful, inexpensive drone models on the consume...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Pink Stuff Cleaning Paste works just don't eat it
I've been using Pink Stuff Cleaning Paste to remove mineral scale from fixtures, and I very carefully used it to remove barnacle-like dots of asphalt that had adhered to my car. It didn't seem to dull...
12:21 am GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Judge dismisses NRA's "bad faith" bankruptcy, says Wayne LaPierre "surreptitious" and "nothing less than shocking"
A judge in Dallas today dismissed the NRA's bankruptcy filing, writing that it was made in bad faith and that NRA president Wayne LaPierre's behavior was "nothing less than shocking."U.S. Bankruptcy J...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, May 12, 2021
BoingBoing Learn the web's most popular coding language with this JavaScript training package
Python may get a lot of the showy buzz and Java iswell, Java, but if you're looking for the coding discipline that still effectively rules the roost with most developers, your answer is still the same...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Partake in the psychedelic brilliance of this 1931 cartoon: "Bimbo's Initiation"
When I was 5 years old I watched Bimbo's Initiation, and its psychedelic brilliance had an ever-lasting impression on me. The animated short starring Bimbo the dog was made in 1931 by Fleischer Studio...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this amazing interaction between a mother gorilla and a human mom with a baby
A mom and her 5-week-old baby drew the attention of Kiki, a gorilla who (unfortunately) lives at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston with a baby of her own. The way Kiki stares at the human baby, moves to...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Super Pixel Quest: A one-of-a-kind digital web comic
Super Pixel Quest is a 164-page, digital webcomic by French artist Emmanuel Espinasse. He created the comic in 2014 but it has the feel of a 1980s HyperCard game with its black and white, pixelated de...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing 49 dead trees "planted" in Madison Square Park
Maya Lin installed 49 dead Atlantic White Cedar trees in a park in New York City to warn of climate change, reports Reuters."They're called, 'Ghost Forests,' so I wanted to bring a ghost forest to rai...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing These Klipsch T5 earbuds deliver premium audio, now with an extra $30 off
You can find $15 earbuds almost anywhere, but at that price point, you're just hoping to get something even vaguely decent. You get what you pay for most of the time. And most of the time, that means ...
06:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Ted Cruz flops again with another lousy political theater stunt
Political theater is not Ted Cancun Cruz's forte, and yet the GQP senator from Texas keeps on trying. His latest flop began at a Senate Judiciary Committee today when he veered away from the subject o...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing This new video by Donovan was directed by David Lynch
Scottish folk-psychedelic musician Donovan received the David Lynch treatment in the video for his song, "I Am The Shaman." Shot in black and white, with double exposures, reverse audio, and ambient h...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing X-Wing fighter lands at the Smithsonian museum
An X-Wing Starfighter has landed at a Smithsonian museum facility in Chantilly, Virginia where it's undergoing preparation for eventual display at the National Air and Space Museum. On longterm loan ...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch beautiful whales hug each other as they swim, caught on drone video
Do whales really hug? This drone-shot video (below) shows two endangered North Atlantic right whales taking a leisurely swim while embracing one another with their flippers.From AP:Wildlife photograph...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Wild video of lake monster emerging from the water during golf championship
A lake monster briefly emerged from the water during Sunday's Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. According the tournament's director of com...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing How racism inspired Chinatown's aesthetic
Vox's Missing Chapter investigates why Chinatowns the world over adopted a common look that doesn't really reflect the prior homes of their immigrant founders....
03:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: BMW driver steals flowers from corner vendor, speeds off
This poor man was selling flowers on Mother's Day and this happened. Need names if possible pic.twitter.com/6WrKDs04X3— LADYSTAR (@DianaBubby729) May 10, 2021BMW Driver on Sunday: "Happy Mo...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing What is this thing?
What do you think this is? I clicked on the ad just to see and I would have never guessed. pic.twitter.com/tp80AtL8cW— Matt Richardson (@MattRichardson) May 11, 2021My friend and former Make co...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Expertise and fear doomed the Dylatov party
This New Yorker article covers the most recent, always-definitive research on the mysterious deaths of the Dylatov party. In 1959 a group of adventure-seeking, experienced outdoors young Russians, led...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Expertise and fear doomed the Dyatlov party
This New Yorker article covers the most recent, always-definitive research on the mysterious deaths of the Dyatlov party. In 1959 a group of adventure-seeking, experienced outdoors young Russians, led...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing In this game you are a bear driving a truck loaded with cargo
In Bear Truck Trucker you are a bear trucker who is tasked with transporting cargo. The roads are hazardous and the things in the back of the truck will fall out if you aren't careful. Once you earn e...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Mary Poppins updates her most famous song with "GOP's-A-Cult-For-Scammers-Liars-Thugs-And-Traitors"
Um diddle, diddle diddle, um diddle aye, um diddle, diddle diddle, um diddle aye… Jim Jordan is a scary twit whose scandals are quite crass, Ron Johnson is an idiot, Josh Hawley what an ass, The...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Victims of Josh Hawley's "political deception and personal betrayal" speak to Washington Post
How did Josh Hawley transition from a privileged rich kid with an Ivy League education to a fist-pumping antidemocratic insurrectionist? The Washington Post traces the path of Hawley and how he betray...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Customs agents discover cow dung cakes packed in international luggagecow poop doesn't stop COVID
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents discovered two cow dung cakes inside the luggage of an Air India passenger arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport. According to the CBP, "cow...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing If there are any Republican thinkers out there, watch this clip about January 6, narrated by Liz Cheney
If even an unbending, anti-personal-freedom (e.g., gay marriage, marijuana consumption), staunch conservative like Liz Cheney agrees with the majority of Americans that January 6 was an existential t...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A heroic laundry brawl
With an almost impressively small team of editors, animators, and sound designers, "The Shiny" is suspenseful, inventive, and a little sexy (if you're into invisible men).A damsel in distress gets und...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Italian woman accidentally given six doses of COVID-19 vaccine
At Noas hospital in Tuscany, Italy, a health worker accidentally injected a 23-year-old woman with an entire bottle of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The health worker realized her error after ...
02:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Florida fisherman get chased off by a massive alligator
Tommy Lee, 22, was fishing for tarpon in the Florida Everglades when one of the locals emerged from the water to greet him. "And I am outta here. Screw that."...
01:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Mark Setrakian's Axis, a sinister-looking robotic hand that spins a globe
In this Tested video, Norm Chan visits the amazing robotics artist, Mark Setrakian. When I watched the first few seasons of Battlebots, it was always Mark's robots that delivered a serious wow factor....
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Everyone except Facebook thinks "Instagram for kids" is a bad idea
44 state attorneys general signed a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg urging him to abandon plans to create an Instagram just for kids. The corrosive mental-health maze of social media remaki...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch drone Rebel snowspeeders attack a model Imperial AT-AT
These guys are living out the dreams of my childhood, but no drone recreation will bring Dax Ralter back to life....
01:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Which country's Emergency Alert System siren is the most alarming?
The Emergency Alert System (EAS), was introduced on January 1, 1997 as a replacement for the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS). Before EBS, an emergency broadcasting system called CONELRAD existed. The...
12:19 pm GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing How one electronic music producer wants to decolonize music software
I've spent a lot of my time over this past pandemic year improving my skills with Digital Audio Workshop software. I also feel like I tend to have a pretty keen eye for identifying issues around colon...
11:56 am GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Covid vaccine approved for use in children over 12 years old
The FDA has approved the use of the Pzifer-Biontech covid vaccine in youngsters aged 12-15, reports NBC News. The two-dose vaccine is alreadyauthorized for usein people 16 and older. The Centers for D...
11:46 am GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Brilliant is the fun, hands-on math and science training you always wished you'd had
There are so many ways a math or science education can go horribly sideways. With subjects that require such intricate learning techniques to understand things correctly, all it takes is one false mov...
11:40 am GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing David Lynch directs new Donovan video
Donovan (yes, that Donovan) has a new video out for "The Shaman." The video was directed by David Lynch (yes, that David Lynch). What connects these two artists? They are both avid practitioners (and ...
10:49 am GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing In 1844, New Orleans slave Sally Miller claimed to be a free German immigrant pressed into bondage
In 1844 New Orleans was riveted by a dramatic trial: A slave claimed that she was really a free immigrant who had been pressed into bondage as a young girl. In this week's episode of the Futility Clos...
05:30 am GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing Want the secrets that every great CFO already knows? This e-book explains it all.
A company's CEO is its true leader, heading up every move a firm makes. As befitting their position at the head of the table, CEOs reap the benefits when new projects and ideas succeed and take the u...
01:51 am GMT - Tue, May 11, 2021
BoingBoing This Wi-Fi router with a 4-antenna array can blast a signal all over your home
You can have a house packed to the rafters with smart home technology. But if you don't have a quality router poised and ready to handle the load of a modern household, all those tech toys are…w...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing A YouTube channel that goes deep on the Titanic
I have lost too many hours to Historic Travels, a YouTube channel ostensibly about more than the Titanic, but it's the Titanic.I remember a childhood fascination with the Titanic that coincides, stran...
07:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Matt's Flights sends you the best discounted airline rates as they happen for $30
You can practically feel the excitement building. After more than a year locked up in our homes and trapped in our own isolated biospheres, vaccinations are happening, COVID restrictions are easing, a...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Agitated zebra runs from police on Tennessee highway
This morning I posted about a loose tiger walking around a Houston, Texas neighborhood, thinking that was a most unusual animal to see on a residential street. But nope, I was wrong. That award now go...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Escaped Zebra ran from police for three hours on a Tennessee highway
This morning I posted about a loose tiger walking around a Houston, Texas neighborhood, thinking that was a most unusual animal to see on a residential street. But nope, I was wrong. That award now go...
06:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Good deal on a charcoal chimney
Once you start using a charcoal chimney, you'll never go back to using charcoal lighter fluid or self-starting charcoal. To use a charcoal chimney, fill the top part with charcoal with briquettes and ...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Is "preaching to the choir" a useless act, or does democracy depend on it?
People complain way too much about preaching to the choir. Do you think Fox "News" worries about that? We have the bigger choir. When we sing louder, we win. New from @IAmPoliticsGirl. pic.twi...
05:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Republicans will never certify a Democratic win ever again
The GOP is now the party of white supremacists and billionaire donors. It's the party of gerrymandering, false accusations of election fraud, and voter suppression. It's the party of Donald Trump. The...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Michael Steele on the Republican party: "My, how the mighty have fallen"
When former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele was asked on MSNBC's The Sunday Show what he thought of the new Trumpist GOP (aka GQP) after showing the audience a clip of Lindsey Grah...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Dracula's Castle in Romania now offering COVID-19 vaccines
The BBC reports:Visitors to Dracula's castle are being jabbed with needles rather than fangs after a Covid-19 vaccine centre has been set up at the Transylvanian site.Medics with fang stickers on thei...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing "Tawny Kitaen dead at age 59" seemed like a fake story
I cannot be alone on this one. When I saw Saturday morning that actress Tawny Kitaen had reportedly passed away, my first thought was, 'that sounds like a hoax'. No known cause of death was given. I w...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Robot learns to brush tangly hair without inflicting pain
Teaching a robot to brush hairespecially without just powering through tangles and ripping them out of your scalpis harder than you think. MIT roboticists and Harvard mathematicians collaborated on a ...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Here's how to "nuke" a tweet
If you come across a tweet that disgusts you, you can easily block the person who posted it. But with MegaBlock you can also block everyone who liked the tweet, too. It's made by the Gen Z Mafia, "a c...
03:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch as a "pet" tiger roams a residential Houston neighborhood
Neighbors in a Houston, Texas residential area spotted a tiger that was wearing a collar walking across lawns and the street. One man called called 911 and then immediately alerted the neighborhood....
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Antique snapshots of dinosaurs
Intrepid vernacular photography collectorRobert E. Jacksoncompiled an astonishing collection of vintage snapshots documenting a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and color was just emerging on our p...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing The price of corn has doubled since last year
The Wall Street Journal reports that corn prices have increased 50% this year. Corn is the U.S.'s biggest cash crop. It's used as animal feed, converted into fuel, made into sweeteners, and used in a ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Owner of derby-winning horse blames "cancel culture" after it fails post-race drug test
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs after its race. Owner Bob Baffert blamed "cancel culture" and said "We live in a different world now. This America's...
03:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Newsmax guest confronts host about Dominion Voting lies
Newsmax anchor: What happened on [email protected]: "People made stuff up, then said it on television like it's true, and that actually happens pretty frequently on American TV. For example, in 2...
03:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Florida Man wanted for stealing pile of valuable Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia
Orange Park, Florida police are searching for William James Walker, 38, for stealing a trailer containing $12,000 worth of Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia. The items were to be sold at a benefit auction fo...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing "Worker bonus" announcement email was actually company phishing test; no bonus given
West Midlands Trains emailed approximately 2,500 employees to announce they'd all receive a bonus as appreciation for the "huge strain [that] was placed upon a large number of our workforce." Turned o...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Shot hiker was "mistaken for a turkey"
A hiker in Missouri is in serious condition after being "mistaken for a turkey" and shot by a hunter, reports NBC News. In a statement posted to Facebook, officials said they responded just before 12:...
02:38 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow slaughters the GQP in his latest, "Clang Clang Clang Went Josh Hawley"
Clang clang clang went Josh Hawley, Yap yap yap went Ted Cruz, Crap crap crap went McCarthy, 'Cause his party continued to lose. Flip flop flip went the flippers, Bitch bitch bitch went the base, Mitc...
02:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Only 13% of iPhone users are opting to allow their data to be tracked
Apple recently introduced iOS 14.5, which displays a pop-up asking users if they consent to having apps like Facebook track their online activity even when they aren't using Facebook. It turns out, mo...
02:19 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing US to restore transgender health protections
The Biden administration announced today that it will restore healthcare protections for gay and transgender people, reversing a Trump policy that excluded them from sex discrimination rules.… t...
02:13 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing This small Leonardo da Vinci sketch of a bear expected to sell for $16 million
One of eight sketches by Leonardo da Vinci still privately owned, this 8-inch square sketch of a bear will go up for auction next month. It's expected to sell for between $11 and $16 million. That's t...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Feast your eyes on these weird vintage photos
Check out Weird Vintage for "ads, illustrations, and photographs of a vintage or antiquated nature that make you just a tad bit confused/alarmed/amused." For lovers of unusual found imagery, this thou...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Power plant using whole output to mine crypto
A bankrupt power plant in the Finger Lakes region of New York was brought back online by new owners. The outputthe facility has an allowance of 641,000 tons of CO2-equivalent gases a yearis now used e...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Play LOVETRIS, the easiest version of Tetris ever
You've played qntm's Hatetris (previously at BB) which always gives you the most inconvenient tetromino. Revive your spirits with GistNoesis's Lovetris, which always gives you the best one. This is a ...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing These speakers bring Dolby Atmos theater tech right into your home theater for $100
Even for home theater nerds, it's easy to get washed away in a sea of techno-jargon, special proprietary systems, and other labels and specs that can turn into a sea of audiophile white noise. Bu...
12:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter Megablocking: block the tweeter and everyone who liked their terrible tweet
Megablock.xyz is a single-serve site that lets you enter a bad tweet and block not only its author but everyone who liked it. It's the creation of the Gen Z Mafia, responding to a request from Mic Sol...
12:24 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing The incredibly complicated question of how to translate inaugural poet Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman blew a lot of peoples' minds when she performed her poem "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The poem itself almost immediately became a bestseller, and her f...
12:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing See THE DARK CRYSTAL as a ballet next year in London
London's Royal Opera House has announced its upcoming post-COVID performance season, which will apparently include a new adaptation of Jim Henson's classic fantasy film The Dark Crystal, as a ballet!I...
12:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Lobster rescued from Virginia Red Lobster
Employees at a Red Lobster in Manasses, VA recognized the unique coloring on a certain crustacean delivered to their restaurant and made the decision to call their support team before he became someon...
02:53 am GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy the outdoors this summer with these insect and mosquito repellents
Look…almost nobody really wants to kill anything. Even an insect. But bugs…well, bugs don't really give you much choice, do they?And if it was just the annoyance of the buzzing or the swar...
12:07 am GMT - Mon, May 10, 2021
BoingBoing 6 killed in Colorado's worst mass shooting in 6 weeks
A gunman opened fire at a birthday celebration in Colorado early Sunday, killing six people and then himself. The Gazette in Colorado Springs reports that the killer was the boyfriend of one of the vi...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 9, 2021
BoingBoing This dog DNA test will tell you more about your best friend than you ever realized
It probably comes as no surprise that if you're looking for a dog breed that your insurance company will approve, the best bet is to avoid Doberman Pinschers, pit bulls, and Rottweilers. Or maybe you ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 9, 2021
BoingBoing A tarot deck from the age of corona
Steve Speer, the creator of some very out-there, psychedelic animations from the early 1990s, brings us the magical CoronaTarot. Speer collaborated with occultist Ami Lahoff and Pantheist Lena Strayho...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 9, 2021
BoingBoing This reliable HP ProDesk 600G2 PC is now priced at under $500, almost 40% off
When you go shopping for a new vehicle, it's natural to be dazzled by some of the amazing bells and whistles of some of the most forward-thinking new cars and trucks. However, if you were smart, ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, May 9, 2021
BoingBoing Make healthy yogurts, kefirs, protein shakes, and more with this Probiotic Maker
It may surprise you to learn that the bacteria in your body outnumber the native cells by as much as 10-to-1. That means you could have any many as 300 trillion bacteria living inside you at any given...
12:05 am GMT - Sun, May 9, 2021
BoingBoing Death by firing squad could soon be possible in South Carolina
States are finding it increasingly difficult to get drugs used for lethal injection executions, mostly because pharmaceutical companies feel that their brands are more for curing and are less interest...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, May 9, 2021
BoingBoing You can be the first (and) only person to see these works of art
Browse through photos of never-before-seen art at This Artwork Does Not Exist. The site was created by Philip Wang, and uses a generative adversarial network (GAN) to create images of artwork that don...
11:52 pm GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing You can be the first (and) only person to see these works of art
Browse through photos of never-before-seen art at This Artwork Does Not Exist. The site was created by Philip Wang, and uses a generative adversarial network (GAN) to create images of artwork that don...
08:28 pm GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing ZipDrive turns any computer into a cloud drive accessible from anywhere for $20
Cloud storage has opened up all kinds of new file storage and sharing possibilities for small companies and on-the-go individuals. Of course, it does require some coordination issues to be worked out ...
03:26 pm GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Cute old mom invites family to dinner on Ring after son ignored her phone calls
Who could ignore a "taco night" invitation from a mom as adorable as this? After trying to call her son on the phone but getting no response, the Rialto, California mom decided to leave her invitation...
03:16 pm GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing Aphex Twin's Monkey Drummer is almost 20 years old and it never fails to blow me away
Almost 20 years ago,  Aphex Twin's Monkey Drummer was born. It's one of my all-time favorite music videos and never fails to transport me to another dimension. Video artist Chris Cunningmham...
02:56 pm GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing Amazing chase: Florida man escapes police with stolen cop car, crashes, steals second cop car
A gentleman in Cocoa, Florida stole a police cruiser and sped away after cops confronted him about a reported "disturbance." After chasing him for a bit, cops force him off the road into a thick clust...
02:50 pm GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing "Monster Meghan" and "TV's most-hated host" star in this week's dubious tabloids
In The National Enquirer, the cover story screams "Royals Finally Dish The Dirt!" as if the Queen and Prince Charles have finally poured their hearts out to the Florida tabloid. What do they tell? "Ho...
02:32 pm GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing As you can see, Mickey Mouse has always been there for us and we'll always be there for him
This little boy looks overjoyed to be meeting Mickey and Minnie at a Mickey Mouse Club event in the 1930s. Before the television show existed, The Mickey Mouse Club was introduced as a real-life club ...
02:26 pm GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing The Switchmate 2.0 is a smart light switch that installs in seconds with no wiring
We all think living in a smart home would be really cool. And many of us have enlisted smart home assistants, smart bulbs, and smart appliances to help bring that dream of a voice-controlled home of t...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old marble head of Augustus Caesar
The 2,000-year-old head of Rome's first emperor, Augustus Caesar, was recently uncovered by archaeologists in Isernia, Italy. Francesco Giancola made the remarkable discovery during restoration on a m...
01:24 pm GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing Read this free comic about the history of climate change denial propaganda
Illustrator and animator Cline Keller undertook the fascinatingly complex task of adapting a research paper on climate change propaganda into a graphic narrative. Here's how the artist explains it: Th...
06:12 am GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing Pay what you want to learn Python and AI in this 15 volume eBook mega-set
When you need to know an answer to a coding problem, there's nothing like a reliable reference library to feed you the information you need. Sure, most people just start Googling these days, but if yo...
05:14 am GMT - Sat, May 8, 2021
BoingBoing Fridayplays gives you a cool, new game every Friday get one month for just $10
It could be the hottest game of 2021 like Call of Duty: Black Ops. Or maybe it's just a simple, yet engrossing mobile game that keeps your fingers glued to the buttons. Whether it's a blockbuster titl...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki cuts through the BS of a Newsmax "people say" question by pinning reporter down for a source
Asking White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki a murky question by citing "people" as your source is never a good idea. We all know that by now except for Newsmax "reporter" Emerald Robinson. Somehow s...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing South Carolina legislators approve execution by firing squad
Mirroring an earlier Senate bill, legislators in the South Carolina House today voted to approve the firing squad and the electric chair as methods of execution there and Gov. Henry McMaster has pled...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: This adorable 300-pound Tibetan mastiff trying to climb into car looks more bear than dog
@eidenchor See how the big guy of more than 300 pounds on board ! #tibetanmastiff #dog original sound – Kn Kn – This big fella a 300-pound Tibetan mastiff needs some human help get...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol rioter's lawyer uses "Foxitis" as excuse, interrupted on zoom by another rioter: "F*ck all of y'all!"
The lawyer of a Utah gentleman who partook in the Capitol riots blames his client's actions on watching too much Fox News.Reminiscent of 2013, when the lawyer for then 16-year-old Ethan Couch blamed h...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Remember the time a Cabbage Patch doll chewed a girl's hair up to her scalp and would not let go? Here's a video
I remember reading this story in The New York Times when it ran in 1996. The lead sentence: "A battery-operated Cabbage Patch doll that can chew had to be taken apart piece by piece this week when it ...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: newly release dashcam video of driver evading attempted heist
A video of a cash-in-transit driver, Leo Prinsloo, evading highway robbers in South Africa went viral a few days ago. Newly released footage offers a dashcam view of the attempted heist. It's truly li...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Outside Kid Rock's bar, a gentleman attacked the police with a colostomy bag
Just outside of Kid Rock's bar in Nashville a publicly intoxicated Tennessean responded to law enforcement by attacking them with his colostomy bag.The suspect absolutely, coincidentally has a bunch o...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Corporate trying to force dangerous sandwich down Subway's throat
North American Association of Subway Franchisees (NAASF) expresses their deep disappointment that Subway corporate is rolling out an overly complicated, hazardous sandwich despite their warnings.Eat T...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Relax with this 1984 ambient cassette, "a psychoacoustic catalyst specifically designed to facilitate the movement and release of spiritual and emotional energies"
New Age music curator and record labelSounds of the Dawnkindly preserved this 1984 cassette that sounds like lovely ambient music but is actually "a psychoacoustic catalyst specifically designed to fa...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Jimmy Kimmel mocks Caitlyn Jenner, calls her an "ignorant a-hole"
Jimmy Kimmel let off steam last night as he talked about and mimicked California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner's "inexplicable affection for Donald Trump" and "ignorance" about California a...
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this Central Park Karen lie about being assaulted by two Black women
In ths video Alana Lambert reflects on encountering a racist Karen"I brought my portable charger & it slipped off my friend's bike," writes Alana Lambert, a Black woman who was biking riding with...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing This $99 router serves top Wi-Fi speeds to almost 3 dozen devices on your network
Picking a router is no simple task, even for those with a decent background in tech. Every home is different, offering unique layout challenges, device hurdles, and integration issues. But considering...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing New interface to control electronic devices with your teeth
TeethTap is a new interface to control electronic devices by clicking your teeth together. Fortunately, it doesn't go in your mouth. Unfortunately, it's probably terrible for my TMJ. Detailed in a new...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Kitchen drawer requires old-timey three-factor authentication to open it
"I recently purchased a house and while putting things away I had an 'Are you kidding me?' moment when trying to open that one drawer," says Tyler of Fishkill, New York. "I never realized my drawer wo...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing What better way to resist the munchies than wearing this torturous Stop Snacking Sweater?
Meet the new personal anti-snacking assistant, the Stop Snacking Sweater. Its patent-pending Infinity Loop design is guaranteed to "instantly trap your greedy little snack hands." Click here for more...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Firefighting goats dispatched to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Every year around this time goats are sent to Simi Valley in California to the grounds near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum to combat the ever-present danger of wildfires. They do no...
03:17 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing One of Miles Davis's final performances sees official release, includes songs by Prince and Michael Jackson
In July 1991, just a few months before his death, Miles Davis performed at France's Vienne Jazz Festival with the Miles Davis Group. He had just been awarded knighthood in France's Legion of Honour wi...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Veteran game writer on what happens when studios shut down and the need for more adversarial industry coverage
Jason Schreier, a longtime games writer with Kotaku and Bloomberg News, sought to publish adversarial journalism in that context and did well at it. Now he's writing a book about volatility in the vid...
03:10 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing This cop enjoys damaging a car by repeatedly slamming a door into it
North Country Nowsays this Massena, New York cop, identified as Brandon Huckle, is under investigation for slamming a door against a car parked in a garage. Officer Huckle, who was executing a search ...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Tech CEO who screwed up micro-dosing before a big meeting attributes his firing to other things
The CEO of a tech email company I had not heard of is apparently unreconciled with his firing for irresponsible behavior.SF Gate:A report by Bloomberg Businessweek says that the idiosyncratic CEO of a...
02:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing At Indoensia airport, 10,000 travelers may have been COVID tested with used swabs
Indonesian police arrested five employees of pharma company Kimia Farma for reusing rapid antigen nasal swabs on as many as 10,000 air travelers at North Sumatra's Kualanamu International Airport over...
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Ireland President's dog interrupts press conference with cuteness
Ireland President Michael D. Higgins was holding a presser outside his house this week when his Bernes Mountain Dog, Misneach, stole the show, and the headlines. (Irish Central)...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Mapping out the famous PattersonGimlin film of bigfoot
Guys from Western Bigfoot Exploration hiked to the place where Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin shot the famous 1967 footage of bigfoot loping alongside Bluff Creek in Northern California.It's a long vi...
12:43 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Utah Supreme Court rules transgender people can amend their birth certificates
Utah Supreme Court Thursday ruled that transgender people may change their names and genders on Utah birth certificates.The 4-1 ruling comes after more than three years in court and failed attempts by...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Alabama lawmakers OK medical marijuana
One of the union's most conservative states was set to legalize marijuana for medical use Thursday, with GOP lawmakers switching sides to pass a bill that had earlier passed the state Senate. The Alab...
12:16 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing These Long Lost TMNT / Star Wars Mashups Are Incredible
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a long history of wild crossovers with other nerdy properties. But according to the Jedi Temple Archives, the best one that could have happened never actually did. In...
12:16 pm GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing The making of Teeny Little Super Guy
Originally filmed in the 1980s, director Paul Fierlinger and his team of animators present the process of creating Sesame Street's Teeny Little Super Guy.This video gives a little background on the ma...
01:34 am GMT - Fri, May 7, 2021
BoingBoing Goodtimer might just bring your parent-child war to an end, and it's 30% off now
Raising kids is a grind, a 24/7/365 all-encompassing responsibility that never truly ends. But even as all-important as that job is, it's no surprise that all the other overwhelming responsibilities p...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing At $99, the ScoutPro is an all-in-one beast for cabled and wireless charging
For low-impact device users, all that's needed is a simple charger that they can throw in their pocket or bag, ready to supply an efficient little power jolt for flagging devices when they're running ...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing For sale: bottle of wine aged on the International Space Station
A bottle of Ptrus 2000 wine that was "aged" for 14 months aboard the International Space Station is now for sale by Christie's. They expect it to fetch around $1 million. A terrestrial bottle of the s...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Ohio state senator caught driving during video Zoom meeting (and using a fake background)
Ohio state Sen. Andrew Brenner (R-Delaware) participated in a government Zoom video meeting while driving his car. For most of the meeting, he used a fake background of a home interior. Well, I assume...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Police to high schoolers: Naked "Nerf Wars" could lead to arrest
In the Village of Hartland, Wisconsin, police issued a warning to students of Arrowhead High School: Nerf Wars should not be played naked. From the police statement:Please talk to your children about ...
07:18 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Criminal gang unleashes cockroach army in attack on restaurant
In Taipei, a criminal gang allegedly unleashed an army of 1,000 cockroaches inside a restaurant because the owner apparently owed them money. Curiously, the attack occurred during a police gathering a...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing How might the stock market react to about the forthcoming Pentagon report on UFOs?
In June, the Pentagon will release a report containing "a detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence" collected by the US Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified A...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing How might the stock market react to the forthcoming Pentagon report on UFOs?
In June, the Pentagon will release a report containing "a detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence" collected by the US Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified A...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Get $100 worth of Restaurant.com gift card credit for $18
While the past year probably helped advance your culinary skills immeasurably… you're thinking what we're thinking, right? With vaccinations rising and restrictions loosening, it's time to get b...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Nearly 10% of all wild California condors are wreaking havok on one person's home
Nearly 20 California condors decided to wreak havok on a woman's home in the town of Tehachapi, about 115 miles north of Los Angeles. Since the weekend, the endangered birds have "trashed her deck," a...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Nearly 10% of all wild California condors are wreaking havoc on one person's home
Nearly 20 California condors decided to wreak havok on a woman's home in the town of Tehachapi, about 115 miles north of Los Angeles. Since the weekend, the endangered birds have "trashed her deck," a...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Pianist sets Karen to music
Pianist Mat Einstein felt this woman's rant at a Nordstrom Rack was musical, and so he has helped this woman become comical....
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing This 1972 Blu Dino 246 GT may be the most beautiful Ferrari ever
This is what a Ferrari should look like. The blue metallic paint is amazing.Bring A Trailer:This 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT was completed on January 3, 1972 and sent to the US via Luigi Chinetti Motors ...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Man uses compressed air to unclog sink, instantly regrets it
If you're going to use a compressed-air product like One Second Plumber to unclog a sink, it's important to tape over the small overflow hole first. Otherwise, the blast of compressed air will send fo...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Influencer deported from Bali after wearing fake painted mask in "prank"
You might have seen the viral video of Russian influencer Leia Se (and her companion Josh Paler Lin) blatantly disregarding mask-wearing rules in a supermarket in Bali, and just generally being plague...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing The SongBird is a 3D printable turntable kit
This snazzy-looking turntable is made from 3D printed components. It's available on Kickstarter for $188 (if you make the 3D parts yourself) or $295 (which includes all hardware and 3D printed parts)....
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Insomnia is one of the evil villains in this new Netflix post-apocalyptic thriller
As far as movies I need to see, Awake checks all the boxes for me, including: 1) Starting off in a "normal" world that quickly falls into a post-apocolytic one . 2) A run-for-your-life thriller in wh...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Colorado representative calls colleague "Buckwheat" in house session
This is what I have to deal with Every. Damn. Day. #onwepress https://t.co/oXfwEPAxt4— Leslie Herod (@leslieherod) May 5, 2021Colorado state Rep. Richard Holtorf called another representative "B...
03:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing California man charged for selling counterfeit covid vaccine cards
The owner of the Old Corner Saloon in Clements, California was arrested yesterday on charges of selling fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards. According to a press release issued by the California De...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing The Curse of Oak Island season 8 finale recap
The Curse of Oak Island team recommitted themselves to finding treasure in a future season. The announcer made it very exciting.Never give up! Never Surrender!...
03:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Josh Duggar's wife installed anti-porn software on his computer, but Duggar used anti-anti-porn software to download child porn, says fed agent
Reality TV star Josh Duggar, a spokesman for the Christian nationalist hate group Family Research Council, was recently arrested for possessing child pornography. Federal agent Gerald Faulkner, who wa...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Is America a racist country? Watch Daily Show comedian hilariously Foxsplain the issue
Comedian Desi Lydic helps out The Daily Show by Foxsplaining why America is not a racist country. "I've been watching Fox News for 358 hours straight," she says, looking a bit crazy-eyed, "and I'm rea...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Marc Lamont Hill refuses Rep. Lamont Jones proposed ban on critical race theory
In a discussion with Mark Lamont Hill, Republican Lamont Jones can not even describe what critical race theory is, or why it must be banned. Hill absolutely tears Jones apart for supporting a jargon-w...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Marc Lamont Hill refuses Rep. Vernon Jones proposed ban on critical race theory
In a discussion with Mark Lamont Hill, Republican Vernon Jones can not even describe what critical race theory is, or why it must be banned. Hill absolutely tears Jones apart for supporting a jargon-w...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Watch fuzzy ducklings get rescued from drain as mother waits nervously
Seven itty-bitty ducklings fell through a street drain grating. They might have been imprisoned there for the rest of their lives if not for a kind human who rescued them and reunited them with their ...
02:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing r/AskHistorians fantastic examination of Sir Mix-a-lot's "Baby Got Back" as a response to racism
This has to be one of the greatest uses of Reddit. r/AskHistorians is where you go to ask a historian for a researched and true-as-best-as-we-know answer about anything. This topic about the classic 1...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Korean fellow accosts street swindlers targeting tourists
I have no idea what's being said in this video of a Korean "nerd" accosting "swindlers" as they try to scam foreign tourists in Seoul, but it's funny! Not sure I'd do this in Rome, even with a camera ...
12:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Ted Chiang talks about magic, AI, capitalism, and superheroes
I'm not a regular listener to the Ezra Klein Show, but I tune in for the occasional interesting guest so I assumed that the Ted Chiang episode was not one to miss, and I was right.Chiang is the autho...
12:42 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Trump-headed dildos are "NOT FOR MEN"
A few years ago I lampooned the fundamental seediness of Trump's branding empire with a fake ad for "Trump Cocks", but my worst imaginings have nothing on the amazing reality that now comes before us ...
12:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing The Google Pixel 4 XL has one of the best cameras around and you can get it for under $300
Everybody has their main reason for wanting and needing a smartphone. For some, it's communication. For others, it's about web access anywhere and everywhere. And there are even those who literally co...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing UK election official turns own car into polling station after person responsible for opening venue oversleeps
Britons are headed to the polls today to vote in local elections, but one polling place in Oxford was locked when workers turned up in the morning. An election official improvised, however, setting up...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing Study: excessive salt messes with immune system too
Too much salt can raise one's blood pressure, but it may also weaken our immune response, suggests a study recently conducted in Germany.Salt disrupts the respiratory chain in cells. Working with bioc...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, May 6, 2021
BoingBoing This bladeless fan delivers smooth airflow that's as cool as the fan itself
In your eternal search to cool up your home both figuratively and literally a bladeless fan might be a great investment as the summer months start rolling into view. For efficiency, new power-s...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Pizzeria owner paints thick blue line on street after customers get unfair $150 parking tickets
When the city of Detroit obnoxiously gave $150 tickets to drivers who unwittingly parked in unmarked handicap spots, a pizzeria owner across the street thought it was outrageous. The problem was, ther...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Learn valuable IT skills for Linux with this 7-course package for just $20
Microsoft has Windows. Apple has Mac OS. Between them, they're the operating systems running 92 percent of the computers in the world. And they were created, developed, owned, and sold as proprietary ...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing First impressions of the new Moog Sound Studio
Robert Moog (1934-2005) was the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, which he introduced in 1964. His Minimoog, which debuted in 1970, was the first synthesizer to be sold in stores. It cost $1,600 at th...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Town in Japan spent $228,000 of Covid relief fund on this large pink squid statue
The small coastal town of Noto, Japan, decided to spend $228,000 of its $7M+ in COVID-19 relief money on a 13 x 29-ft statue of a giant squid. The statue has received criticism from some, but town off...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Dennis the Menace pitches in for No Pants Day
If you are interested in recognizing the celebration of No Pants Day, like Dennis the Menace will this year, then you should express yourself and go sans trousers this May 7th, always observed on the ...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Trump supporter thinks Donald is a good parent who perfectly raised his children
This gentleman, who apparently organized a protest outside of Facebook's NY offices in hopes of restoring his great leader to social media, says many things.Organizer of the protest outside Facebook H...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this competitive eater chow down 5500 calories of waffles and chicken in less than five minutes
Nela Zisser is a 26-year-old med-school student from New Zealand who also happens to be a competitive eater. In this video she scarfs down a waffle tower 10 pieces of chicken and 6 waffles "drenched"...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Cute squirrel with big ears swaps things it finds for nuts
This adorable creature has found a friend to swap inedible husks for delicious nuts. In this video, we see it standing outside a window with an empty shell in its mouth. Its human friend opens the win...
04:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Help awesome performers support other artists by watching a stream
This Saturday, May 8th, Erika Larsen's ultra-exclusive Brookledge theater is streaming one night only event featuring a ton of my favorite performers. The line up includes the Amazing Jonathan, Puddle...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch man rescue the most ferocious baby koala on the planet: "Angry little fella!"
A man in Australia notices a baby koala on the side of a road, much too close to cars, and decides to move it out of the way. But the combative koala doesn't make it easy, fighting for its life with d...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch 6th grader speak the truth to Fox News's Brian Kilmeade about schools reopening
Brian Kilmeade to a 6th grader who said he doubted if Trump could handle reopening well: "Really? That's hard to believe. Because the last president was saying I want every kid back in school....
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing California woman charge with hate crime against Black Amazon driver
Julie Walrand of Berekely, California (35) doesn't seem happy in this photo. That because it's a mugshot taken after she was arrested for committing a hate crime, battery, and false imprisonment again...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing California woman charged with hate crime against Black Amazon driver
Julie Walrand of Berekely, California (35) doesn't seem happy in this photo. That because it's a mugshot taken after she was arrested for committing a hate crime, battery, and false imprisonment again...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Woman gives birth to nine babies; all are doing well
Yesterday, Halima Cisse, 25, of Mali, gave birth to nine babies, two more than doctors expected. Mali's government transferred Cisse to Morocco for the actual Caesarean delivery in order to ensure she...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing "Can I Binge?" is an excellent single-serving site for managing your TV time
"Can I Binge?" is a curious and useful single-serving site by Web designer Brian Young that calculates how long it would take you to binge watch a TV show based on the length of each episode and the t...
03:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch The Daily Show's 9-minute documentary on Ted Cruz: "a nightmare of a human being"
This scathing 9-minute look at the life Ted Cruz can be summed up in a quote by Craig Mazin, creator of thefive-part miniseries Chernobyl and Ted Cruz's college roommate at Princeton: "Ted Cruz is a n...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Kimmel rounds up doctors to give anti-vaxxers a pep-talk, and they sure don't hold back!
Covid herd immunity is now unlikely going to happen thanks to the anti-vaxxers 26% of the population who don't plan on getting either shot. They prefer Facebook fiction over facts, which, as Jimmy K...
03:13 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing The origins of 'Sus' are suspect and suspicious
There has been a lot of discussion in our forums over the arrival of 'sus' in our current vernacular as well as its origin. Inverse did some research for me to cut and paste:The shortening of suspicio...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Middle school lunch lady hosted student sleepovers with booze and porn
Police in Chauvin, Louisiana arrested Dawn Marie Baye, 38, a cafeteria worker at Lacache Middle School who allegedly hosted student sleepovers where teens drank alcohol, watched porn, and had sex. Bay...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing This clown sure likes Sugar Rice Krinkles in this 1956 TV spot
This friendly clown is thrilled to be eating a bowl of Sugar Rice Krinkles in this 1956 commercial. The video begins when Krinkles the clown pops his head out of a miniature house with a rooster on it...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing A Belgian farmer accidentally shrunk the country of France when he moved a stone blocking his tractor
A Belgian farmer had trouble maneuvering his tractor around a dang stone blocking his path, so he did the logical thing and moved it, just 7.5 feet away. Little did he know that by doing so, he change...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing "This is definitely the most bizarre question I have ever seen on a job application"
This is definitely the most bizarre question I have ever seen on a job application pic.twitter.com/3DzbhNCzy0— Beeta (@beetagolsh) May 4, 2021Twitter user @beeta was asked this unusual question ...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Here is what people really want to know about Cinco de Mayo, according to Google searches
Today is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday celebrating the date in 1862 that the Mexican Army beat the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla. Here are some of the top questions that people ask Google about the...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook oversight board upholds Trump suspension, gives company six months to clarify rules
Facebook's oversight board has decided to maintain Donald Trump's suspension from the platform in a long-awaited opinion. But it also criticized the company for using an "indeterminate and standardles...
01:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing This $80 portable instant photo printer will be an instant hit at your next party
Not too many years ago, just about every home had a basic printer for handling a variety of household projects from protecting major documents to printing reports or information from the web. More ups...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing How to own the libs
MEMBERSHIPS are now open for Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE. Join the team that makes Tom the Dancing Bug possible, and get exclusive access to comics before they are published anywhere, sneak ...
12:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Donald Trump launches personal blog
Donald J. Trump, former President of the United States, banned from major social media sites, has launched a personal blog, From The Desk of Donald J. Trump. Though touted by his servile followers as ...
12:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Paris Hilton's shirt never said "Stop being poor" she asserts
In the fall-out of feeling like an ass after watching the "Free Britney" documentary for admittedly reveling in Ms. Spears' troubles in the 2000's, I want to think twice when chances to criticize youn...
12:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Signal posts the ads that Facebook banned it for trying to run on Instagram
Encrypted messaging service Signal wanted to run clever ads on Facebook's Instagram that revealed how specifically the ad itself was targeted. Facebook banned its account, writes Signal's Jun Harada. ...
12:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing How credit cards work, explained with evil fairy mobsters
Game designer Avery Alder took to Twitter to explain how credit cards, using a much more sensible and accessible framing than the magical metaphor that we typically use, which is "money." The thread s...
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Florida woman arrested after hurling Whopper in racist Burger King tirade
A 77-year-old woman from The Villages in Florida was charged this week with felony battery after flinging her Whopper sandwich and racial slurs at a Burger King employee, reports Meta Minton with The ...
11:57 am GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Cop charged with murder after shooting man in car
Jonathan Brown, a police officer in Bristol, Va., was charged with murder this week after shooting and killing Jonethen Kohler, a local resident. Brown, on duty and in uniform, was among officers resp...
11:43 am GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing GOP wants to rewrite history but Capitol rioters still getting arrested
Three more Trump supporters were arrested this week and charged with crimes committed during Jan. 6's siege of the U.S. Capitol complex. The total number of defendants now exceeds 400 and federal pros...
11:39 am GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Visit Bob Dole's 1996 campaign website
Having not been touched since November 1996, Bob Dole's presidential campaign website is still up and (mostly) running. It sort of feels like exploring an old, empty elementary school; as if your curs...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, May 5, 2021
BoingBoing Pay whatever you want for nine courses that can turn you into a real game developer
It may all seem like fun, but game developers don't have it easy. In addition to trying to infuse next-level creativity into the hard-and-fast rigors of coding and unforgiving tech, they're also tryin...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing This 508-page collection of found art is a happy mutant's delight
I'm always on the hunt for books and zines of obscure, free-associative imagery. I got my hands on a copy of Glenn Bray's Scrap Book this week and its contents exceed everything I could have hoped for...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Woman interrupts school board meeting shouting about masks: "It's child abuse!"
Apparently influenced by Tucker Carlson's reckless claim that asking children to wear masks is "child abuse," a woman carrying a wrinkled green sign burst into a school Hillsborough School Board meeti...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Woman barges into school board meeting shouting about masks: "It's child abuse!"
Apparently influenced by Tucker Carlson's reckless claim that asking children to wear masks is "child abuse," a woman carrying a wrinkled green sign burst into a school Hillsborough School Board meeti...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing The secret compartment in this $150 duffle bag lets you safely store your suits
After a year of lockdowns and limited travel, it looks like the skyways could soon be opening up in a very big way. Indicators show travel volume has started to ramp back up at a significant pace in r...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Ireland president speaks seriously while his playful puppy has other ideas
Ireland's president, Michael D. Higgins honored Irish actor Tom Hickey, who died on Saturday, in a nearly 4-minute heartfelt tribute. But it's not until you realize what's going on behind the scenes t...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing The remaining Monkees announced a farewell tour
In September, the last living Monkees, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, will hit the road for what they say is their farewell tour after 55 years. From a press release:"The Monkees Farewell Tour" wil...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Michael Flynn leads Pledge of Allegiance at Trump rally, but dagnabit, forgets the words
"I want you to HEAR, not just listen but hear every single word of the Pledge of Allegiance," Michael Flynn, former ex-national security advisor to Trump for all of 22 days, said to a Bikers for Trump...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing This earwax remover with a built-in camera is cheap with a discount code
I have a different model Bebird earwax remover, but this one looks like it has the same functionality (use code 2689TV4X at checkout for a discount). It's basically a little scoop with a Wifi connecte...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Nirvana sued over t-shirt artwork dating back to 1989
Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt just like the one above emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin s...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Nirvana sued over thirty-year-old t-shirt design featuring a 1949 illustration
Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother f...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Surfer who survived brutal shark attack finally given legal exemption to keep one of the animal's teeth as a souvenir
In 2015, Chris Blowes was surfing off the South Australia coast when an 18-foot great white shark attacked him. Blowes, 32, lost his leg and was in a coma for 10 days. The police officers who found hi...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing These balls are the same color
David Novick, a professor of engineering education and leadership at the University of Texas at El Paso, is breaking brains with his fantastic color illusions. The balls in the above image are the sam...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Bodycam records racist tirade against LA County sheriff making a traffic stop
Humans are awful, awful animals....
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing This 1952 Mr. Potato Head spot was the first TV commercial targeted at kids
u/Keltik says: "[In 1952] Mr. Potato Head became the first toy advertised on TV and the first ad campaign to be aimed directly at children previously toy ads were always aimed at parents. It successf...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing New and creepy black spider species discovered in the middle of Miami, Florida
This is the Pine Rockland Trapdoor Spider (Ummidia richmond), a newly discovered species of spider that lives in the endangered forest surrounding a zoo in the middle of Miami, Florida. Related t...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Truck nearly tips over as it confidently crosses a bridge
Nothing is getting in the way of this semi truck. Not even the dang stone wall that borders a narrow bend over a bridge. The truck just rolls over it, tips to a dangerous angle, and keeps on a truckin...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing TikToker shares way to find the cheapest flights
@christian.grossi #fyp #tellme #learnontiktok #traveltiktok #stitch #cheaptravel original sound – Grossi TokToker Christian Grossi claims that using a private browser will keep airlines fro...
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Don Lemon rails against Rick Santorum after BS chat with Chris Cuomo: "I'm furious!"
"I'm furious!" CNN's Don Lemon said to Chris Cuomo in an emotional rant against CNN's conservative commentator Rick Santorum. (And, although he doesn't come out and say it, he also seems frustrated wi...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Los Angeles Sheriff department's celebrity PSAs of the 80s
The Los Angeles Sheriff's department had some pretty great PSAs. Ron Howard, Danny Elfman, Martin Cove and the Hollywood Squares all pitched in to help.Casey Kasem always cracks me up....
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing The Lincoln Project's "digital footprint has flatlined" after Trump and scandals
The Lincoln Project, founded by a coterie of anti-Trump Republicans, enjoyed huge popularity in the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election. It made a name for itself with short Trump-trol...
02:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing A US House subcommittee meeting was livestreamed with Galaxy Quest accidentally playing in the background
During a Zoom meeting of the United States House Appropriations subcommittee on energy and water, viewers were treated to audio from the movie Galaxy Quest and the disco sounds of the Village People p...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing High Schoolers enlist Krusty Krab to counter-protest some maskholes
Some Santa Monica High School students decided to let protesting maskholes know they are unwelcome.One of the anti-maskers tries engaging with the high schoolers, asking where the Krusty Krab is. The ...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Alan Moore is back and he's "bursting with fiction"
Two years ago, comic legend Alan Moore announced his retirement from comic books. He's now signed a book deal with Bloomsbury for a five-volume epic fantasy series and a huge collection of short stori...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Why do the Carters look tiny compared to the Bidens in this photo?
We're pleased to share this wonderful photo from the @POTUS and @FLOTUS visit to see the Carters in Plains, Ga.! Thank you President and Mrs. Biden! pic.twitter.com/QcA33iUev4— The Carter Center...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing W says the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant GOP is "not going to win anything"
In a podcast interview President George W Bush warns the Republican party it is far, far off course. CNN:The comments by the 43rd President — who has recently critiqued the modern GOP with a can...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing YouTube threatens to close Aquachigger's channel after he reports "reaction" YouTuber who swiped his videos
Outdoorsman Aquachigger posts his videos on YouTube. Another YouTuber, Yousef Ahmed, reuploaded some of Aquachigger's work, adding some voice-over commentary, flipping the orientation and distorting t...
01:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Grogu with subtitles and other May the 4th fun
May the Fourth, perhaps also known a Merchandizing Day to the Wookies, is upon us!...
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing The Kodak Step Touch instant camera does more than just print photos
With smartphone technology, everybody has a ridiculously brilliant digital camera to snap pictures at any time. While you can certainly share in the joy by emailing or texting family and friends with ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Read an exclusive excerpt from "An Internet In Your Head: A New Paradigm For How The Brain Works "
A few months back, I shared a piece from neuroscientist (and longtime BB reader!) Dan Graham about research into the language we use to discuss and understand the human brain. For years, scientists ha...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing How many browser cookies can you eat?
Cooooookies is a game that challenged players to accept as many browser cookies as possible. The championship appears to be over (winner:"welp,,", who won 100lbs of real cookies) but you can still ins...
12:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Online archive of e e cummings poetry
cummings.ee is a perfectly-domained online archive of e e cummings' incomparable poetry, presented and published by Ben Walsh. The typesetting is minimal yet handsome, still a rarity online. Walsh wri...
12:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Waldemar Haffkine is largely unremembered, despite developing vaccines against both cholera and bubonic plague
In the 1890s, Waldemar Haffkine worked valiantly to develop vaccines against both cholera and bubonic plague. Then an unjust accusation derailed his career. In this week's episode of the Futility Clos...
12:04 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Roller coaster malfunction forces riders to descend by foot from 213-foot peak
One of the tallest, fastest roller coasters in the world added an unexpected extra thrill into its repertoire. See those narrow stairs? Walk down. The roller coaster the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Chinese man crosses Taiwan Strait in rubber dinghy
In search of "freedom and democracy", a Chinese man (currently only know by his surname, Zhou) crossed the highly-militarized Taiwan Strait in a small rubber dinghy. Zhou was spotted off of China...
11:20 am GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Epic 1km fatberg chokes sewers in Birmingham, UK
Behold the kilometer-long, 300-tonne fatberg of Hodge Hill, the largest agglomeration of chip fat, wet wipes and human shit that Severn Trent Water has ever had to deal with. They're stuck trying to c...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Reporter submits self to online slander sites to see how the scam works
I missed this fantastic article about the slander-removal complexwebsites that host slanderous things about people and ads to remove the same content at exorbitant cost. The New York Times' Aaron Krol...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, May 4, 2021
BoingBoing Here's how to learn everything in Microsoft Excel while paying a price you choose
You've likely used Microsoft Excel before, but seriously…have you ever REALLY used Microsoft Excel before? We've all tinkered with this heritage spreadsheet maker for simple data organizati...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Is your name spiky or round? Scientific study shows people judge you based on the sound of your name
The bouba-kiki effect (aka the maluma-takete effect) is the name of a phenomenon in which people map certain verbal sounds to shapes, no matter the language. For example, b, m, l and o sounds are asso...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Drop temps by 59 degrees in 10 minutes with the EvaChill Personal Air Conditioner
Summer is right around the corner…which again means it's time to hang on to your cash. Amidst projections of a hotter than average summer in the U.S., it's safe to assume it'll be another season...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Melinda and Bill Gates to divorce
Melinda and Bill Gates are to divorce. The couple announced their forthcoming denuptials in an open letter posted to social media: "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple"pic.twitter.co...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing "Missing" boy at airport found taking a ride on baggage conveyor belt
A 9-year-old boy couldn't resist an airport baggage conveyor belt (can you blame him?) and "dove" onto it for a joy ride over the weekend. He was with a group of about 20 people at Minneapolis-St. Pau...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch as weed wacker is pitted against weed wacker
I am amazed at how fascinated I became by weed-eater vs weed-eater wire face-offs.Brutal...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Are you craving a weiner with suspicious toppings?
Build a digital hotdog at Freaky Franks. To make a Freaky Frank's hotdog, select a dry topping, a wet topping, and then click the "Build it!" button. Your delicious meal will then appear on the screen...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch how these simple planks transform into an incredible workspace within minutes
Maker Mike Muldoon created this flexible workspace that he can assemble and disassemble within minutes, allowing him to park his car in the garage after a day of building. He created the work space la...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Karen fails to impress this skateboarder
Everybody knows skateboarding is not a crime, right? View this post on Instagram A post shared by @noah1dollarThis skater maintains his cool and cruises around while Karen gives him...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Get 3 years of PlayStation Plus for yourself or share with friends for $90
Almost six months after its launch, the PlayStation 5 hype train is still raging down the tracks. And part of the reason you still can't find the next-gen game console on store shelves is that shopper...
07:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these MacPaint masterpieces from the 1980s
I came across this awesome Historical Gallery and Archive of MacPaint art from the '80s. I love the old-school digital aesthetic to these images, and feel inspired to play around on MacPaint myself af...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Researchers checked bugs into the Linux kernel to see if they'd get noticed. The bugs got through. Their uni got banned.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota checked deliberately bugulent code to the Linux kernel [PDF] to demonstrate how a malicious actor might slip past the open-source review process. They were s...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Oregon GOP lawmaker opened door to let far-right crowd with rifles into state Capitol, now facing charges
In December, Oregon State Representative Mike Nearman (R), was caught on camera opening a locked door of the state Capitol to let far-right demonstrators, some carrying rifles and bear mace, into the ...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing The Victorinox Airox Frequent Flyer Hardside is the perfect carry-on (at least for me)
I'm fully vaccinated and my travel calendar is filling up fast. I wanted a new travel bag my criteria were:Carry-on sizefour wheels (not just two)LightweightNot a lot of pockets or compartments (I put...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Verizon dumps AOL and Yahoo in fire sale
There was a time when AOL was on track to becoming the biggest media empire in the world (in 2000 AOL bought Time Warner for $182 billion). There was a time when Yahoo was synonymous with the World Wi...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Lesbian couple voted prom king and queen at Ohio school
Annie Wise and Riley Loudermilk, both 18, were voted this year's prom king and queen at Kings High School at Kings High School just north of Cincinnati, Ohio where I grew up. The lesbian couple have b...
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Mitt Romney loudly booed by angry GQP mob
Wow, this video of Mitt Romney getting "lustily booed" by the GQP mob in Utah is fascinating. The verdict on the Republican party as we knew it is official: it no longer exists."I'm a man who says wha...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Former Senator Harry Reid: Lockheed has crashed UFO debris but the Pentagon wouldn't let him see
In the New Yorker, Gideon Lewis-Kraus dives deeply into the US government's slow-but-sure acknowledgement of UFOs. Of course, just because a flying object is unidentified does not mean it's a flying s...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Yahoo and AOL fall to private equity as Verizon exits media business
Verizon is giving up its collection of media properties. NY Post:"We are big believers in the growth prospects of Yahoo and the macro tailwinds driving growth in digital media, advertising technology ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Can you stop water from expanding when it freezes into ice?
The Action Man filled a cylinder of -inch steel with water, capped both ends and submerged it in liquid nitrogen to see if the water would freeze without expanding. I was surprised by what happened!...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Bored Karen harasses woman in park for walking a pig on a leash: "It's huge!"
A Karen with nothing better to do accosts a woman and her friend in the park for walking a pet on a leash. The problem? The pet is not a dog but a pig. Like a buzzing, clingy fly on a hot sticky day, ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing How to drill a keyring hole in an AirTag
Our friends at iFixIt did a tear down of Apple's new $29 AirTag tracking device. They also identified three safe place to drill a keyring hole if you don't want to buy a bulky and expensive holster.iF...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Royal divorce order and Nancy Reagan's drug addiction in last week's dubious tabloids
An essential roundup of the most inessential journalism...
03:09 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Updated trailer for 1974's 'Escape to Witch Mountain'
This Unofficial Official trailer is wonderful. Escape to Witch Mountain scared the hell out of me as a kid. The effects are now awesome in how comical they've become....
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Play this fun fake news quiz: "Snopes or Nopes"
Monkeon created a fun quiz to test your knowledge of fake news based on Snopes' fact checking. Play Snopes or Nopes!Snopes tend to title their articles in the form of a question, and provide feeds for...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing This fantastic sci-fi animation looks like vintage 1960s stop motion but was done entirely in Blender
Hypertalented animator Ian/Worthikids created this short that looks like stop-motion but was done entirely in Blender. Voices by Japanese dubbing actors RASHA1M.(Thanks UPSO!)...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Touchscreen replaces handle in bathroom faucet what could go wrong?
I am not cut out for this modern world, especially one where touchscreens have replaced the reliable technology of a "handle" in bathroomsand where you can't wash your hands because "internal storage ...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Naval missile performs loop de loops after test goes awry
In this footage, a destroyer (Russia's Marshal Shaposhnikov) launches a missile. The missile flies straight for a few hundred feet, then decides it would rather do donuts and have a nice swim....
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Ted Cruz publicly threatens "woke" corporations that he will no longer take their bribes
In a barefaced, spiteful opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Ted Cruz told corporations who support Georgia's anti-democratic election laws that he will no longer accept their bribes in exchange...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Typing on this vintage Japanese typewriter looks like a lot of work
Behold the Toshiba BW-2112 in action. The first Toshiba typewriter, holding 630 characters in total, was mostly used by the Japanese military during World War II. In total about 2,000 units were produ...
02:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing 100 year-old enormous fresh water fish caught in Detroit River
Ty Cobb was busy batting .350 plus for the Detroit Tigers at Navin Field (later named Tiger Stadium), James L. Couzens the former Detroit mayor, was elected to U.S. Senate and served during the Coolid...
02:14 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing BBC investigation finds Google still allowing deceptive ads despite promise to stop them
In 2018, the BBC published an investigation that found it was easy to find deceptive advertising on Google, and Google promised to fix it with "machine learning." Whether this was just bunkum or attem...
01:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Federal judge rules that Columbus police "run amok", orders them to stop using violent tactics against nonviolent protestors
A federal judge in Columbus, Ohio, has condemned police violence there and restricted the use of tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets against nonviolent protestors [PDF]. Judge Algenon Marbley o...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Following terror group designation, Proud Boys Canada dissolves
Insisting that it was not a white supremacist group, Proud Boys Canada dissolved itself Sunday. The move follows an official designation of the violent far-right gang as a terror group by Canadian aut...
11:53 am GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing The stunning book design behind the new Philip Dick collection
The Folio Society is releasing a limited edition collection of all 118* short stories written by Philip K. Dick and like a lot of the Folio Society's work, the graphic design is absolutely stunning. ...
02:43 am GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Save up to 84% off on deals for headphones, earbuds, and speakers
There's still no easier way to escape the world than to slip on a pair of headphones and let the music spirit you away. Conversely, you can also get yourself a big Bluetooth speaker or home theater se...
12:56 am GMT - Mon, May 3, 2021
BoingBoing Jeff Goldblum to roll the bones on the Dark Dice RPG podcast
The Dark Dice podcast-based RPG is about to get a new elven sorcerer for its second season. Deadline reports:Jeff Goldblum is entering a new world. The Jurassic Park star is to lend his voice to Dunge...
07:51 pm GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing Get AI-powered content management and 100GB of cloud storage for $30 with Starchive
Most cloud storage options operate like a self-storage locker with haphazardly packed with boxes, little to no organization, and the sense that if you need one particular file, it could take the bette...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing Documentary on the New Romantic scene of the 1980s
This 47-minute video on Are Friends Electrik? looks at the influences of the UK New Romantic scene, some of the bands and cultural ideas behind it, and the impact that it had on those caught up in it....
04:41 pm GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing Portugal just opened the world's longest suspended footbridge, and it's not for people afraid of heights
Portugal's new "516 Arouca" bridge is 516 meters long and 175 meters high, making it the world's longest suspended walking bridge. One hundred people are allowed to cross at a time. The bridge is made...
04:21 pm GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing Jet packin' Royal Marines board a ship like Iron Man
One if by sea, two if by jetpack. I enjoy the defensive tactic of looking so neat the enemy will just stare at your landing on their deck and you don't need air cover from someone with a giant boomera...
03:55 pm GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing Prince's epic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" guitar solo has a new director's cut
The 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony included a memorial performance to the then-recently-deceased George Harrison. An all-star line-up of musicians including Tom Petty and Steve W...
03:55 pm GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing People are trying to alter our reality with algorithmic magic
From Vice:For thousands of years, runes, glyphs, and icons have been used in occult rituals and spiritual practices to mess with reality. Today, drawings imbued with the desires of their creatorscalle...
03:55 pm GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing Voguing in protestation
A group of trans and non binary people voguing as a form of facing the police, at today's protest in Colombia from LGBTnews Along with thousands of other Colombians, this group o...
03:41 pm GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing The trailer for Richard Hatch's 'Battlestar Galactica' continuation
This is the Battlestar Galactica re-start Richard Hatch had proposed, before the SyFy one got made. ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing Take back your backyard this summer with 10 deals on insect-smashing weapons
Every summer, you try to drink in the full beauty and grandeur of your backyard and bathe in the radiant sunshine. And every summer, flying, crawling, buzzing, humming, biting, stinging, and all-aroun...
12:59 pm GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing Gay Cuban character recast with actually gay, actually Cuban voice actor
As America's longest-running animated series, the Simpsons has obviously gone through a few changes since its debut in 1989. The most recent of these changes comes in the form of the recasting of Marg...
02:51 am GMT - Sun, May 2, 2021
BoingBoing This smart ear cleaner provides a live video feed and is on sale for 44% off
Ear cleaning is one of the most misunderstood personal grooming steps around. We've all heard the warnings about the potential dangers of using a cotton swab to clean the interior of our ear canals. B...
10:23 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing "Don't Support this Smelly Noisy Truck" and other bizarre and charming street flyers
I'm a big fan of these found street posters that have been archived on Ubuweb.com. All of them were discovered in New York City by Kenneth Goldsmith, the founding editor of Ubuweb, an online museum of...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Scrivener 3 for Mac helps writers get the job done their own way for $30
Hermetic. Temperamental. Iconoclastic. Unique. For centuries, those types of stereotypes have typically grown up around writers because…well, writers are often a bit of a different breed. Most m...
06:09 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Oregon state Rep. Mike Nearman criminally charged for allowing far-right rioters to breach state Capitol
A surveillance camera caught Oregon state Rep. Mike Nearman opening a locked door of the state Capitol and allowing a gang of far-right antimaskers to illegally enter the building on December 21 and d...
05:49 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing How a successful author went broke buying toys to overturn a wrongful conviction and got stalked by Nazis
This is one of those Tiger King-esque true crime clusterfucks that is almost too batshit to be real but it's also too batshit for someone to make up. It's one of those links where I disinterestedly c...
05:48 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Revenge porn to be punishable by up to 6 years in prison
Legislation was recently passed by the Mexican Congress to combat the publication and subsequent spread of revenge porn — sexual videos, audios, or pictures released without the consent of the p...
05:48 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A pair of lynxes arguing in Ontario
These are definitely two large cats yowling at one another, and not two people trying to sound like large cats yowling at one another (though the confusion would be understandable). ...
05:45 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Do you live in a UFO hotspot? Check out this UFO sightings map
The UFO Sightings Map lists over 80,000 records of UFO sightings in the United States from 19102014. Historic UFO sightings are marked in yellow on the map and contain detailed reports about the incid...
05:39 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Someone found the missing page from the Gateway Experience and now they're selling it as an NFT
A few months back, I shared some news about how TikTok users had revitalized interest in the "Gateway Experience," the CIA's now-abandoned 1980s project exploring the Cold War Defense potential of Ast...
05:28 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Peter Bebergal discusses Michael Moorcock's "Elric of Meinibon" on the Appendix N Book Club
On the Appendix N Book Club podcast, writer and Boing Boing contributor, Peter Bebergal, talks about his introduction to roleplaying games, friendly local game stores, Gary Gygax's love of mythology, ...
05:28 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Peter Bebergal discusses Michael Moorcock's "Elric of Melnibon" on the Appendix N Book Club
On the Appendix N Book Club podcast, writer and Boing Boing contributor, Peter Bebergal, talks about his introduction to roleplaying games, friendly local game stores, Gary Gygax's love of mythology, ...
02:32 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing A new Star Wars: The Bad Batch promo
All the camaraderie of the 501st legion, all the bad ass of a Duros bounty hunter, the Bad Batch were introduced in the final season of Star Wars: Clone Wars.A squad of Jango Fett clones with unique s...
02:06 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing The Moth Joke
The year is 199x, you're watching late night TV, a moth walks into a podiatrist's office…...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Star Wars Droids stamps release May 4
May the Fourth be with you this May 4 with these new Star Wars Droids postage stamps.USPS:Technology plays a prominent role in the "Star Wars" films, most notably with the droids. The U.S. Postal Serv...
01:15 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing An artist sampler for the upcoming Maker Music Festival
I'm excited about the upcoming Maker Music Festival. This virtual event, featuring maker-musicians from around the world, will take place on May 15th and 16th, 2021. Here is a video sampler of some of...
01:06 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Florida Man Outraged After Agreeing To Mutant Mosquito Infestation
Once upon a time there was a company called Oxford Insect Technologies, or Oxitec, that came up with a brilliant solution to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses: more mosquitoes. Specificall...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing Upgrade your home's lighting and mood with 20 deals on lamps and smart bulbs
If you want to change the look and feel of a room, there's one immediate upgrade that can shift the entire vibe almost instantly. A new lamp, preferably one with some personality and maybe even some s...
03:28 am GMT - Sat, May 1, 2021
BoingBoing These Excel University courses will teach you the app's most powerful features for $30
Microsoft Excel is one of those programs everyone has used at one time or another. In fact, 750 million people, almost 10 percent of the global population, has noodled around with Excel's spreadsheets...
11:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this trusting dog fall backwards onto its owner's arms
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Morty and Florian (@aussie_morty)Morty is a clever 4-1/2 year-old Australian Shepherd who not only does perfect trust falls, but also p...
10:12 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: South Carolina cop harasses a man for being "suspicious" (as in Black)
Police officer in South Carolina racially profiles & harasses an innocent Black man pic.twitter.com/ZiOAE26Crm— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) April 30, 2021After a police officer in...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Pay what you want to explore the Adobe Creative Cloud with this training bundle
Asking someone to use the Adobe Creative Cloud apps is sort of like rooting for the house in blackjack. They already control the game, the game pieces, and most of the players, so why tilt the odds ev...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing MagiQuest with Jeff McBride is the real deal of an online "magical experience"
Up for a magical adventure? Follow Master Magician Jeff McBride through the looking glass of your screens.Since the pandemic hit, many forms of theatrical experiences did their best to pivot online, w...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing After being closed for 13 months, Disneyland reopened today, but only California residents will be allowed to visit
NPR reports that the Magic Kingdom is back in business but only for residents of the Golden State.The "magic" began returning to Disneylandthis weekwhen the resort lit up Sleeping Beauty Castle and ra...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Meet Netflix Anime's official VTuber and anime ambassador: a sheep-woman hybrid
N-ko Mei Kurono, a "sheep-human lifeform born in California," is Netflix Anime's Official VTuber and Netflix Anime Ambassador.Full name: N-ko Mei KuronoWhat is she?: Sheep-human lifeformOccupation: Ne...
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing NJ Police chief charged with asking to have sex with cop's wife and pre-teen daughter will remain on the force
Another thing police officers can apparently do without getting fired: ask a subordinate cop for permission to have sex with his wife and pre-teen daughter in exchange for a promotion. NJ.com reports...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing New York mayor De Blasio puts down "creepy" police robo-dog that was working with NYPD
After Digidog, a nightmarish robot dog, worked alongside the NYPD as part of a law enforcement trial (which was supposed to run until August), mayor Bill De Blasio told it to go back home. He cancelle...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Intense footage of courier drivers under attack by armed robbers
Dodging a cash-in-transit robbery. The man has balls of steel from nextfuckinglevel I think this happened in South Africa. The video shows the interior of a vehicle with two men....
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Protip: do not rob a person with a gasoline pump in their hand
WCGW when trying to rob someone who is loading his car with gasoline from Whatcouldgowrong Who did it better? This person in Chile spraying off a gang of evildoers, or Zoolander'...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Cheugy: out of touch, trying too hard, but not quite uncool
Cheugy is a recently-coined word referring to anyone or anything that's a bit behind the times and trying hard. It's neither basic nor uncool, suggests Taylor Lorenz in the New York Times, but a kind ...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Mysterious bones found while digging Las Vegas pool
Digging a hole in Las Vegas could result in an unwanted discovery. Typically, or maybe stereotypically, one would expect some Joe Pesci-style mischief where mob corpses are unearthed when trying to di...
03:44 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Did a Kickstarter puzzle rip off this YouTuber's design? Watch this video and decide for yourself
The Torshn Puzzle is described on its Kickstarter page as a "unique combination puzzle that tickles the mind." It's gotten $237,720 in funding to date. But "unique" hardly seems accurate after watchin...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing At least 45 crushed in stampede at religious festival
A crush at the Lag BaOmer religious festival at Mt. Meron in Israel left at least 45 dead and 150 more injured Friday morning, caused by participants crowding onto a slippery staircase in a packed cor...
03:22 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch largest aircraft in the world wider than a football field take a test flight
The "Roc" the largest aircraft in the world by Stratolaunch Systems went for its second test run yesterday with spectators applauding its takeoff from Mojave Air and Space Port. It has a 385-foot wi...
03:22 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing This doggy DNA test can be the key to a long, healthy life for your pupper
If you've got a dog as a member of your family, there's about a 1 in 3 chance that you got your furry friend from a breeder. That may offer you some insight into your dog's background and family tree,...
03:08 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing The woman attempting to collect $500k reward for the return of Lady Gaga's dogs has been arrested
Apparently one of the murderous dog thieves' girlfriend returned the dog in hopes of receiving the reward. BuzzFeed News:Police said the missing dogs were turned over at a local police station and reu...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Conservative icon / sex abuser Josh Duggar was arrested by U.S. Marshals on undisclosed charges
Reality TV star Josh Duggar (33) won the hearts of the religious right when he came out against gay marriage as a spokesman for the Christian nationalist hate group Family Research Council. His reputa...
02:59 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing This self-walking exoskeleton infers your destination and takes you there
While researchers have made great strides (sorry) in robotic exoskeletons that can help people with mobility challenges, the wearer still needs to control the prosthetic. "Every time you want to perfo...
02:47 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Harrison Ford's wonderful reaction to David Blaine's impressive card trick
The real magic in this clip is Harrison Ford's reaction. (via Clarisse Loughrey)...
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing If Blink-182 wrote Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," it would sound like this
Alex Melton reimagines Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" if it were written by Blink-182. Some will win. Some will loseSome were born to sing the blues.Here's Journey's original as performed live in 19...
02:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Stampede in Israel during religious festival killed at least 45 people
During a religious festival yesterday on Mount Meron in northern Israel, a stampede killed at least 45 people. Approximately 100,000 people were visiting the mountain to celebrate the holiday of Lag b...
02:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Winning greyhound tests positive for meth
Unrelated greyhound having a great timeApparently unbeknownst to its trainer a winning greyhound has turned to meth. While Zipping Sarah was out of her trainer's supervision she somehow became exposed...
02:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch as an armored car driver displays nerves of steel
Dodging a cash-in-transit robbery. The man has balls of steel from nextfuckinglevel It is amazing how the driver handles a clearly off-the-charts moment while his sidekick has a ...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Here are the horrific Biden "scandals" in just his first 100 days, as pointed out by the GOP
The Daily Show has compiled a list of the many dramatic scandals President Joe Biden has already accrued, as has been pointed out by the astute Republicans, and what a list it is! Asking the country t...
01:14 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Kickstart "The Deadlands," a new speculative fiction magazine about death
When I was at the Clarion Writer's Workshop, my cohort encouraged me to stop writing short stories that were clever, and try writing something more personal. So naturally, I wrote a story about a robo...
01:07 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing London cop jailed over Nazi gang membership, terror literature and "hand-drawn" child smut
London cop Benjamin Hannam, 22, is the first British police officer to be convicted of a terrorism offence: membership of National Action, a neo-Nazi gang banned after it endorsed political assassinat...
12:12 pm GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Salto del pastor: after this video you will want a mountain-climbing pike too
Not your average trekking pole, the ginormous staff this mountain climber carries lets him vault around the hillside like a goat. The metal-tipped pike is called a garrotte and is used in a Canarian f...
11:17 am GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Lemonade is a homeowner and rental insurance option for people who hate insuranceand it's crazy easy
Look, nobody enjoys reading the fine print on an insurance policy. Heck, there's a good chance the guy who wrote it didn't even read it over once he was finished. It's usually pretty dry stuff. T...
10:26 am GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Gaetz "paid for sex with minor," says pal in written confession
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz paid for sex with multiple women and a minor-age girl, his pal Joel Greenberg wrote in a letter written late 2020. The letter was composed in hopes of securing Greenberg, then ...
10:08 am GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing Father arrested while testifying against anti-trans health ban in Arkansas
Chris Attig was arrested while testifying against HB 1570 in the Arkansas House on March 9. When their speech went 30 seconds over the allotted two minutes, Attig's mic was cut, and police escorted th...
02:20 am GMT - Fri, April 30, 2021
BoingBoing SYQEL is an AI-powered audio visualizer for your music, and it's on sale for $50
If you've ever tried to make a living in the music business, you already know it's a tough racket. Producing music and getting it in front of people is hard enough, but nowadays, just making music won...