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10:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a family of bears visit a crowded California beach
A family of bears decided to make a surprise visit at a beach in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, sharing the sand and water with beachgoers who were just yards away. The mother bear and her three cubs hel...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing This Learn to Code package lets you decide how much to learn and your price.
There are occasions when you really do have to make a firm decision about your level of commitment. Are you just going to have a few slices or are you committed to downing that entire large pizza you...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Good samaritan who sprayed park trees to help them heal from dog bites was fined $225
When a good samaritan realized that someone's dog had chewed the bark off of more than a dozen trees in a Chicago park, he sprayed them with tree pruning sealer in order to help protect them from furt...
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Researchers' new weight loss device is basically a lock on your mouth
I've heard of people who've convinced dentists to wire their mouths shut as a method to control eating. The DentalSlim Diet Control has the same result but is perhaps a bit more subtle. According to t...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Prize 15,000 "solid gold" beer can turns out to be 500 gold-plated beer can
Scottish beer company Brewdog drummed up sales by promising that there were ten "solid gold" beer cans each worth 15,000 lurking in cases somewhere out there. After consulting jewellers, however, seve...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Fishermen spot a half-ton of cocaine floating in the ocean
Fishermen off the coast of Algeria spotted suspicious black bags bobbing in the ocean and called the coast guard to reel them in. Turns out, the catch of the day was a half ton of cocaine1,080 pounds ...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Use this code to get the Bebird ear wax remover with camera for a super low price
Use code 604YBAP3 to get this Bebird ear wax remover for a lot less than I paid for mine. This earwax scraper has a built-in illuminated video camera that pairs to your smart phone so you can see insi...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Ikea celebrates Pride Month with new set of couches
The Love Seats are a set of colorful couches from Ikea, created in celebration of this year's Pride Month. Alas, these are not going to be manufactured and sold in stores. My favorite is the bisexual ...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Nude and lost sunbathers rescued after a deer scares them into a forest
In New South Wales, Australia, police have fined two men who broke COVID-19 lockdowns to sunbathe nude on a national park beach where a deer scared them, causing them to flee into the forest where the...
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A man carves out an incredible home from the side of a mountain
A 35-year-old man in China, who goes by Mr. Tiger, used to work in construction before packing it up and heading for the hills. Now he's digging into the side a mountain to create a fantastic-looking ...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Paul Gosar is proudly hosting a fundraiser with infamous holocaust denier
You would think Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), the new fresh face of the Republican Party, couldn't possibly do anything new that would reveal himself to be even more despicable than his brothers and sisters...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing This is the highest-resolution image of atoms ever seen
This is an image of the atoms in a praseodymium orthoscandatecrystal, zoomed in 100 million times. It's the highest resolution image of atoms that humans have ever seen. Using an algorithm-powered tec...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these interesting AI-generated images, like "organic prison" and "steampunk city in winter"
Sam Burton King runs the Images Generated By AI Machines Twitter feed, which showcases art created using the Big Sleep AI system, which generates images from text prompts like "a monochromatic winter ...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Enya's "Watermark" cut up, looped, and transformed into stunning new ambient work
Enya's Watermark (1988) drew from Celitic, New Age, and ambient styles resulting in a crossover commercial hit album for the former Clannad keyboardist/background vocalist. Now, composer Florian T M Z...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing British police officer sentenced to 8 years in jail for manslaughter
Benjamin Monk, 43, a British police officer with a history of misconduct, was today jailed for the manslaughter of Dalian Atkinson. Monk killed Atkinson by tasing him constantly until the device broke...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing How to easily upgrade 2-prong electrical outlets to 3-prong outlets without grounding them
Do you have 2-prong outlets in your house? We have a few and it's frustrating because many of the things we want to plug into them have 3 prongs. After reading this article on Lifehacker and watching ...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Look at all the bored Trump fans walking out right during his speech
There's only so many times a sore loser can lie about the validity of an election before it becomes stale. And during Donald Trump's large event in Ohio on Saturday the first since his January 6 "Sav...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Near, creator of groundbreaking Nintendo emulator, dead at 27
Near, the creator of groundbreaking bsnes and higan game emulators, took their own life Sunday. Near, who also posted as Byuu, was just 27 years old.Bsnes, along with MAME and other 2000s-era apps, ma...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Emulation legend Near reportedly dead at 27
Near, who created the bsnes and higan game emulators, reportedly took their own life Sunday. Near, who also posted as Byuu, was just 27 years old.Bsnes, first released in 20104, was among the early ap...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Emulation legend Near reported dead
Near, who created the bsnes and higan game emulators, reportedly took their own life Sunday. Bsnes, first released in 20104, was among the early apps that made emulation accessible to gamers and nont...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Guardian review of Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novelization: "entirely outrageous and addictively readable"
I usually do my reading on a Kindle, but for Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novelization, I bought the paperback. For one thing, it's cheaper than the Kindle edition, for another I like the...
02:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Hacker has a list of 700 million LinkedIn users for sale
A hacker allegedly used LinkedIn's API to extract 700 million people's names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information, such as "inferred salary." They are offering to...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Man shot dead by Portland cops during mental health crisis had called them himself to help him
Michael Ray Townsend was shot and killed by Portland police officer Curtis Brown last week during a "welfare check". Townsend made the emergency call himself, telling responders that he was having sui...
01:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Postdates: send gig workers to "get stuff back from your ex"
Postdates is the latest amazingly bad idea on the internet, "a fully operational parody of Postmates. It's a delivery service for getting stuff back from your ex." You send gig workers to the homes of...
01:19 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Profile of Kenosha protest killer Kyle Rittenhouse
Read Paige Williams' excellent profile of Kyle Rittenhouse, the cop-obsessed teenager who took his illegally-owned AR-15 to a protest and killed two people there during a scuffle. Without defending hi...
01:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing It's still uncertain who fired the shot that killed Manfred von Richthofen
In 1918, German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen chased an inexperienced Canadian pilot out of a dogfight and up the Somme valley. It would be the last chase of his life. In this week's episode of th...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing First successful CRISPR gene-editing directly in the blood of a live patient
Patrick Doherty was a healthy, active 65-year-old living County Donegal, Ireland when he was diagnosed with transthyretin amyloidosis, the same rare genetic disease that killed his father. When he vis...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing North Korean residents "heartbroken" over Kim Jong-un's weight loss
North Koreans are worried for leader Kim Jong-un, who seems to have lost a considerable amount of weight. State media quoted a resident who commented on Kim's "emaciated looks" in a rare acknowledgeme...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing These DIY building block drones are fun to fly and even more fun to design
The DIY Building Block Drones are made for those super-analytical young aeronautics thinkers. Each of these kits includes an assortment of parts for building a flying or even driving machine. And...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, June 29, 2021
BoingBoing Fed up teachers, here's a change of pace that lets you teach English around the world
In a job that already faces major challenges in terms of both pay and respect, the past year has only amplified the tough career path for those in one of America's most vital professions: teaching.You...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing The hilarious reflection in Bill de Blasio's sunglasses shows what he's really checking out
Wearing a floral vacation shirt and the widest grin ever, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted "The future of New York City is so bright I gotta wear shades!" But if you look into the reflection of s...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a man jump onto a stack of 10 pallets with his unicycle
UK urban unicyclist Mike Taylor, who started riding one-wheelers 15 years ago, made an amazing unicycle jump onto a stack of ten wooden pallets, measuring five-feet high, while practicing in his backy...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing This fun drone quadcopter delivers stellar 4K images, and it's 41% off right now
Well, we're here. We've finally reached a day we all knew would come soon. El Pollo Loco has finally learned to fly. The southwestern U.S. Mexican-style grilled chicken fast-food franchise has now enl...
07:52 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing YouTube permanently bans Right Wing Watch
Right Wing Watch archives notable statements and claims by conspiracy theorists, bigots and other right-wing outlets. Today YouTube banned its channel permanently, citing "repeated violations of our C...
07:52 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing YouTube permanently bans Right Wing Watch (Update: unbanned)
UPDATE: YouTube reinstated the channelafter a full-scale media outcry. Original post follows.Right Wing Watch archives notable statements and claims by conspiracy theorists, bigots and other right-win...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Was Joe Biden's whispery Q&A "creepy" or just a spine-tingling ASMR trigger?
Fox "News" and the like chalked up Joe Biden's press conference whispers on Thursday as "creepy" and "bizarre." Although it was definitely an unusual way for a US president to deliver a press conferen...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing I like my Amoji Foam Clogs
These foam clogs are supremely comfortable. They're easy to slip on and off and even without a heel, they stay secure on my feet as I walk around the house. They come in a variety of colors. I bought ...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Bank accidentally deposited $50 billion in a family's bank account
When a woman in Baton Rouge checked her family's bank account, she was a bit surprised by the balance. The bank had accidentally deposited $50 billion into their account. Her husband called the bank t...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Owner of Flintstones house in California can keep character statues on her front lawn
Yabba Dabba Do! Lift your mug of Cactus Coolain the air to congratulate Florence Fang, owner of the fabulous Flintstones house in Bedro… I mean, Hillsborough, California. After a lengthy court b...
05:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the wonderful and weird Rainbow Dance, an experimental animated film from 1936
In 1836, animation pioneer and kinetic sculptor Len Lye created "Rainbow Dance," a beautiful and strange animated film. Watch excerpts below. To create the wonderfully vibrant and surreal color effect...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch The Jefferson Airplane perform "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" (1967)
Druid outfits! Lava Lamps! Upside down camera shots. Did I just have some kind of mushroom?Enjoy this 1967 episode of American Bandstand with The Jefferson Airplane performing "White Rabbit" and "Some...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this mail carrier toss a package right onto the roof of a house
In Terrytown, Louisiana, Yeimi Alcantara's heard a thunk on her roof yesterday afternoon. "I heard a noise and went to the door only to see the USPS carrier leaving," Alcantara told WGNO. "I could not...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing A most dramatic lane change
I think my heart would have burst. Only Tony Hawk could land that.I really don't even understand how that person got the car turned around and going the right way. I suspect that the transmission, sus...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Two naked men on Sydney beach ran from a deer, got lost, then fined for breaking lockdown
Two gentlemen broke new lockdown restrictions in Sydney, Australia by spending time at a nude beach. While there, they spotted a deer, panicked, and staggered into a forest buck naked. The two unlucky...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing AIs have existential crises too, in 'Sea of Rust'
C. Robert Cargill's Sea of Rust is a fantastic read that was hard to put down. Years after the death of the last human, AI now make war on one another. The massive mainframes having developed god comp...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Freezing your body to be revived in the future was much harder during the pandemic
Cryopreservation is the gamble that if you're put into deep freeze death upon death, medical technology could advance enough in the future to repair your body and awaken you. Right now, there are arou...
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Dogs staying cool, and a cool dog
We took a long scheduled road trip to the super hot Pacific Northwest, and Electra learned to play in the water.She's been an expert at fans since she was a wee pup… View this post on In...
04:07 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Sticking a cardboard sign into the path of Tour de France riders: what could go wrong?
Tour de France riders were injured on Saturday when a woman holding a cardboard sign got in the way of the rIders, resulting in a chain reaction pile-up involving dozens of riders.  Her sign read...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing New study: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines' immune response may last a lifetime
Immunologists published a study today suggesting that people who have been immunized against COVID-19 with the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna may never need boosters, or at least for many years...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these nifty camper vans
Norm Nakamura of the YouTube channel Tokyo Lens rented a very cool little camper van and drove a few hours outside Tokyo to go camping. The terrain, especially on the second night of his trip, gave me...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Missing couple's landline from the Miami condo collapse has made 16 mysterious calls
A couple in their 80s, Arnie and Myriam Notkin, has been missing since the Surfside, Florida condominium building collapsed on Thursday. Their unit was destroyed. But since the disaster, according to ...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Courtney Love says Olivia Rodrigo stole her video idea from Hole album cover, and it seems like she's right
Courtney Love accused Olivia Rodrigo of swiping the art from Hole's 1994 album Live Through This. And its hard to argue that she's wrong:From The Guardian:Love highlighted similarities between the alb...
02:13 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing There is nothing you can't buy in camo
To follow up my earlier post today about camo tuxedos, All Camo All The Time is a deceased tumblr collecting examples of random objects offered in camouflage for no tactical reason. Tim Calvin operate...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Camo formalwear
On Twitter, Tom McKay noted that "I was not aware this is a genre", the genre being camouflage formalwear. McKay offered examples from My Tuxedo Catalog and camo FORMAL, which appears to be the epicen...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing What $335 gets you at the fanciest vegan restaurant in New York
Eleven Madison Park is an exclusive fine dining establishment overlooking Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The restaurant has received accolades from World's 50 Best, as well as 4 stars from The New ...
12:24 pm GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Surreal Estate: Artist Annie Owens' spooky off-the-grid witch cottage up for sale
Looking for a tiny black witch house in the woods? Your time has come! Artist Annie Owens has put her passion project on the market. Seven+ years in the making, her two-story, 350-square-foot, off-the...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, June 28, 2021
BoingBoing Get 2 years of Private Internet Access and a $15 store credit for under $70
If you've been around the web for a while, then you probably also remember a few VPN brands that started to make a name for themselves over a decade ago as the vanguard for the new age in personal onl...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Save 21% on this travel wireless power bank for all your upcoming outdoor adventures
After spending the past year locked up in your home most of the time, you might not have needed to concern yourself with power needs for a while now. If your phone or tablet runs low, you just plug in...
05:23 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing No one noticed this woman's zoom-call joke 264 times in a row
A woman decided to not change her shirt for over a year and none of her co-workers noticed. I somehow doubt this is going to get their attention either. Next time I'd go for the Magnum PI, no one miss...
04:50 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing My favorite no-spill dog water bowl for road trips
This water bowl lets my dog have a drink whenever she wants, but otherwise keeps the water in the bowl. It really sucks when you pull over after an hour or two of driving to find the floorboards soake...
04:31 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Super low tide exposes Xbox 360 and TV
At Howarth Park Beach, in lovely Everett, Washington, home of the Jet City Rollers, a super low tide has exposed an Xbox 360 and a TV.Gamertag Poseidon? I guess it is possible the Atlanteans are reall...
04:15 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing People still love those Thundercats: ATOPRHN/PANTHRO, a fan film
Thundercats are one of those late 80s cartoons that just crack me up. Sword of Plunn-Darr, indeed!People cats that aren't jellicles? I always thought it was fantastically silly. Lion-O. This video le...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Interview with a cannibal who evaded prison
Issei Sagawa is a cannibal on the loose, and you can watch an interview that Vice conducted with him here. In the video, he talks about the woman whom he murdered and ate, shows his drawings about the...
03:01 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Omnishambles as UK health minister quits over filmed affair with aide
The U.K.'s health minister, Matt Hancock, resigned this weekend after footage of him kissing and embracing an aide in his office was leaked to a tabloid newspaper [The Sun]. The story has many bizarre...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing The package for this parasite medication is the stuff of nightmares
I've been searching high and low for the right parasite medication, and I think I finally found the one. I surely hope that this medication extracts the parasites from my nose and mouth in a similar m...
02:14 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Massive pile-up in the Tour de France
A "right mess" resulted after one of the competitors in the Tour de France clipped a spectator (0:46) standing too close to the road. (alternate angle) Some of the cyclists were hurt and the spectator...
02:07 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Someone made a word processor that plays Sublime every time you type
Do you love the band Sublime? Does that hip-hop drum loop at the top of "What I Got" get you going in the morning (or should I say, risen' to the streets)? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with creati...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Have you made your plans for the celebration of the cryopreservation of Grandpa Bredo yet?
If you happen to find yourself in Nederland, Colorado next year during the second weekend of March, don't miss out on the Frozen Dead Guy Days celebration. This unique festival, noted as "Cryonics fir...
01:19 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel dead at 91
Mike Gravel, the former U.S. Senator famed for reading the Pentagon Papers into the congressional record, is dead at 91. Gravel was also a Democratic and Liberartarian candidate for president, and an ...
01:02 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Jonathan Frakes interrogates you
Another compilation in the fine tradition of Jonathan Frakes telling you you're right and Jonathan Frakes telling you you're wrong....
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing This supremely elegant LED lamp is also a wireless charger and Bluetooth speaker
Tech is great. Modern is great. A forward-reaching aesthetic for any room or desktop is always fun. But sometimes, just a little touch of elegance and classic design can go a long way to changing the ...
12:59 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing KEXP has a great retrospective on G.L.O.S.S. (Girls Living Outside Society's Shit)
They told us we were girlsHow we talk, dress, look, and cryThey told us we were girlsSo we claimed our female livesNow they tell us we aren't girlsOur femininity doesn't fitWe're fucking future girlsL...
12:58 pm GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Australian woman wakes up from surgery with an Irish accent
In what could be used as a Matthew McConaughy or Sandra Bullock rom-com plot, Angie Yen woke up from tonsil surgery with an Irish accent, even though she lives in Brisbane, Australia (they have Austr...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Lucky Voice is a karaoke machine that takes your big vocals on the road
Look, we're gonna be honest here. There are plenty of people who should never get within 100 yards of a karaoke system. They often mean well, but their subtly deadly combination of raucous performing ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Smile and Cry soap was a terrifying bathing treat
Smile and Cry was a kid's novelty soap made from 1930-1939. The soap is shaped into a baby's head that is crying on one side and smiling on the other. There is a flannel wrapped around the soap to loo...
01:07 am GMT - Sun, June 27, 2021
BoingBoing Jon Hassell, pioneering electronic musician, RIP
Jon Hassell, trumpet player and electronic music composer, has died at age 84. Hassell pioneered the influential genre of music he dubbed "Fourth World," defined as a "a unified primitive/futuristic s...
10:21 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Fan with sign crashes Tour de France peloton
I have never seen a crash this bad, and I understand there is another from earlier today that is also awful. Also, Kraftwerk:...
10:14 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene insists the FBI prove they didn't plan the insurrection
Oh the Q-Nuts! MTG of course took the opportunity to chat with CNN's Jim Acosta about the January 6th Moron Rebellion.Greene repeatedly insists that President Trump had nothing to do with the people s...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing The Swing Smart LED Stick is half light source, half glow stick, and all fun
It's 2021 and in a world where even desktop mug warmers and chessboards have suddenly developed smarts of their own, it makes sense that something as inherently basic as the simple glow stick would g...
07:35 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing The gig worker app that has you spying for international government entities
PetaPixel shares the story of Premise, an app that is known to hire out local gig workers for international photo espionage. Register now if you want to wittingly be unwittingly used as an internation...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing A rat king is a hellish entanglement of rats that are bound together by their tails
All hail the rat king! A rat king is a hellish entanglement of rats that are bound together by their tails. This can happen for different reasons, such as their tails getting tangled into something li...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing "Alice" is a dark and brilliant reimagined adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
I recently re-watched one of my favorite films, Alice (Nco z Alenky, its original Czech title, translates to "Something from Alice"). You can watch the film here. Alice, written and directed in 1988 b...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Tripping has 50 stories about memorable psychedelic trips
I recently read Tripping by Charles Hayes. Tripping is a book of 50 short stories submitted by different people about their most memorable psychedelic trips. The book also features an interview with t...
02:44 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Zelazny's 'Jack of Shadows' is some dark stuff
Serialized in the early 70s and published in book form, Roger Zelazny's Jack of Shadows was a favorite early sci-fi read. This 're-discovered classic' was a joy to e-read.Zelazny's Amber series is one...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Here's one great way to prank a phone scammer!
Instead of fuming over a spam call, TikToker (and prankster!) Jeannette Reyes, who is also a television news anchor for a local Fox station in Washington D.C., decided to turn it into an entertaining ...
02:16 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Costco receipt checking is about catching overcharges
Why do receipt checking stores do it?Since the days of Fry's Electronics I'd often wondered if paying receipt checkers was really more profitable than just letting the small shoplifted items go. I had...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Green Man's Tunnel is a legendary site among seekers of haunted places
The abandoned railroad tunnel in Pittsburgh known as "Green Man's Tunnel" is a legendary site among seekers of haunted places. This tunnel in South Park Township is said to be haunted by the spirit of...
01:06 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Dave Chappelle and the Foo Fighters cover Radiohead
The Foo Fighters played the first arena concert at Madison Square Garden since March 2020, and I guess they brought along a few surprises. This one was kind of a weird choice for a post-pandemic celeb...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing How are you beating the heat this summer? This portable, adjustable fan can help
When a heatwave like the one that baked the western United States earlier this month is prompting adjectives like apocalyptic, you know it's hot. It's June, so we all expect the heat to ratchet up. Bu...
12:32 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing 2018 inspection found "abundant" cracking and spalling of concrete in collapsed Miami tower's garage
An inspection in October 2018 found "abundant" cracking and spalling of the columns, beams and walls in the garage beneath the Miami-area Champlain Towers South, which collapsed Thursday killing some ...
12:09 pm GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Adorable Divoom pixel art speaker surprisingly solid and "incredible fun"
I ordered the Divoom pixel art speaker [Amazon] on the strength of Cheyenne MacDonald's fascinating slideshow review for Input: "I tried the speaker all the UwU girls have and fell in love." It's a re...
11:54 am GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Wendy's and Pringles join forces for a hybrid snack
Pringles has tried a few weird flavors in recent years including sea weed (big in Asia), white chocolate peppermint and pickle (after Rick and Morty's "Pickle Rick" episode). Blending a chip with the ...
11:53 am GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Spiderman meets Pope Francis in the Vatican
Pope Francis shook hands with none other than "ol' web head", a.k.a. Spiderman, a.k.a. 28 year-old Italian Matteo Villardita. This everyday superhero visits sick children in hospitals dressed as the w...
11:06 am GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Adorable alien web comic "Strange Planet" being adapted into a new Dan Harmon TV show
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Nathan Pyle's popular webcomic Strange Planet is being adapted into a new 10-episode animated series, co-created by Dan Harmon, the man behind Rick & Mort...
11:00 am GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Clinton murder conspiracy and Wuhan bats out of hell in this week's dubious tabloids
An essential guide to this week's inessential newsNational EnquirerWhat is the world coming to, when the 'Enquirer' cover story is shockingly fact-based, albeit sensationalized?"Stop Your Lies!" screa...
06:30 am GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Trainz lets you rule over an entire locomotive world and it's strangely intoxicating
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." – ConfuciusTrain dispatchers are doing a job that kids dream about  and directing operations and maybe occasiona...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing This art instruction collection can help young artists master comic book art styles
In this hyper-adrenalized age of Marvel and manga, there's a good chance there's a kid in your life who's a big-time comics fan. And often, that obsession prompts plenty of youngsters to pick up a pen...
12:38 am GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Birds Aren't Real activists hold rally in Springfield, Missouri
All birds in the United States have been killed and swapped with drones operated by the federal government. Birds Aren't Real is a movement that's spent several years attempting to expose this tremend...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing The Freewrite Traveler is the portable device that writers have been waiting for
People who fashion prose for a living can be a little persnickety sometimes, often no more than in the actual method of creating their work. If a writer isn't sitting in front of their home computer o...
12:19 am GMT - Sat, June 26, 2021
BoingBoing Please enjoy "Goodnight Moon," the vintage filmstrip
From the 1940s until the low-cost videocassette boom of the 1980s, audio filmstrips were commonly used in classrooms as an alternative to 16mm film projectors that were more expensive and fiddly to ke...
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Nothing is cuter than watching a baby flamingo learn to stand on one leg
Baby flamingos don't automatically stand on one leg the pose comes with practice. And practice is what the adorable rescued flamingo chick in Costa Rica is doing below as its leg flutters uncontrolla...
09:49 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing My new favorite vegetable peeler
I've tried a lot of vegetable peelers, and theOXO Good Grips Pro Y-Peeleris now my favorite. It feels solid in my hand, and it has a long blade to speed up peeling. It's great for peeling sweet potato...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Video shows what one unit looked like right as Florida condo building started to collapse
A woman who lived in Surfside, Florida's 12-story condo building that partially collapsed on Thursday, killing at least four people, shared eerie surveillance footage of her unit right before it came ...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Don't miss Rhino Rewind, a new music video watch party series
The great music label Rhino recently launched a new YouTube series called Rhino Rewind. Each one hour plus episodes highlights a popular 20th century band. Today, Rewind presents The B-52s, which has ...
09:16 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch news reporter call out his network on live TV for not paying him
Kalimina Kabinda, a news reporter on Zambia's KBN TV, interrupted his own live broadcast this week to call out the network for allegedly not paying him or his colleagues. "Unfortunately, on KBN we hav...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch The Ramones on Regis and Kathy Lee (1988)
Dee Dee, Marky, Joey, and Johnny Ramone went on Regis and Kathy Lee in 1988 to promote Ramones Mania and had a grand old time, despite the shyness of the lads. Regis asked Joey to recite the lyrics to...
08:24 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Found: 6,000-year-old feathered dart coated with secretion from beaver's anal sac
I thought castoreum was just something Trump smeared on his skin to stay orange, but today I learned that the "sticky orange secretion produced in the anal sacs ofbeavers" was also on a 6,000-year-ol...
07:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years in prison for murder of George Floyd
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22 years in jail on Friday. Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nine minutes in a brutal 202...
07:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years sentence for George Floyd murder
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22 years in jail on Friday. Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nine minutes in a brutal 202...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Randy Rainbow celebrate "the greatest star" Barbra Streisand
Comedian Randy Rainbow known for his delightful musical videos that skewer politicians with satire parodied Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen" in February to poke fun at GQP nut Marjorie Taylor Greene. ...
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing "Most Idahoans not wearing masks are unvaccinated. "
Just stopping here to point out that Israel has seen enough Pfizer vaccinated folks getting the delta variant of COVID-19 that masks are again required indoors. The Idaho Capital Sun, however reports ...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Fan makes an amazing catch of a flying bat, and gets a kiss from the wife he saved from an unintentional clubbing
Any time you can stop your wife from receiving a beating has gotta be a pretty great day, when you get a free-but-used baseball bat at the same time? AWESOME! Click to expand ...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing What is awe and where can you get more of it?
Awe can instill a sense of wonder, spark creativity, make us humble, and fuel kindness and connection with others. This isn't new age or religious mumbo-jumbo (although "awe" is sometimes hijacked by ...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing LEGO's ultra-modern take on Lady Liberty is pretty darn cool
I am seriously enamored with this LEGO Architecture series Statue of Liberty.If I didn't have a ban on displaying new LEGO sets, this one would end up in the house. It might still. Lately, however I h...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Los Angeles' famed "Blue Jay Way" sees gunplay
Sadly, the street that inspired the Beatles' song of the same name, Blue Jay Way, played host to a small gun battle after a street robbery went wrong.One suspected robber is dead, and the 60 year-old ...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Samantha Bee warns that Florida Governor Ron Desantis is a Trump 2.0 presidential threat
"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee looks at Governor and Florida man Ron Desantis as a Trump-esque 2024 presidential candidate due to his racism, his lack of LGBTQ compassion, his failure to contain the...
04:51 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Jeopardy! contestant unintentionally predicted her winning dollar amount in a doodle before the show
The night before recent Jeopardy! winner Katie Sekelsky's first game, she was doodling to calm her anxiety. "I was alone in the hotel, trying to calm down and 'visualizing' a win," she later tweeted. ...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Rudy Giuliani's disgraced career highlighted in a gruesome recap video
In remembrance of Rudy Giuliani the disgraced former attorney to disgraced ex-president Trump who is now suspended from practicing law in New York the Daily Show has put together a montage of his fi...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Televangelist fraudster Jim Bakker ordered to pay $156,000 for selling fake Covid cure
How dumb or desperate do you have to be to buy a Covid "cure" from a notorious con man with a record that includes 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy? Jim Bakker, who was sent to prison in the 1980s fo...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Pro-Trump terrorists who tried to run Biden campaign bus off the road are being sued under an anti-KKK act
The drivers of trucks adorned with Trump flags and Confederate flags who tried to force a Biden campaign bus off a Texas freeway in October are being sued under an anti-KKK act, reports The Washington...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Rehabilitated pelicans released into the wild
Nothing is much more satisfying than volunteers releasing wild animals they've helped nurse back to health successfully back into their native environments. I didn't work with birds. Other than owls, ...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Elfquest audio movie kickstarter ends today
Elfquest is my favorite fantasy series (previously, previously, previously at BB) and there's a kickstarter ending today for a lavish "audio movie" like a radio play, but not on the radio with an ab...
01:34 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing "During the arrest his health deteriorated" activist dies after police beating
Nizar Banat, a well-known Palestinian critic of the Palestinian Authority's leadership, died Friday after being beaten and detained by its security forces. "During the arrest his health deteriorated" ...
01:13 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing $140 gun "lock" has only six combinations
The lockpicking lawyer reviews the StopBox, an expensive chamber lock that encloses the trigger of AR-15-style rifles, and confirms that you do not need his skill and experience to defeat it. This is ...
12:59 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Sign helpfully warns of obstacle on forest path in Flintshire
This footage shows a woodland path in Flintshire, Wales. On the way, a forthcoming obstacle is signposted, with a thoughtful reminder of the need to take care when navigating it. When the obstacle is ...
12:39 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to this great instrumental synth concept album about every teen movie
Synthwave artist Atomic Ghost just released a brand new LP called Teenage Romance and folks, it is god damn delightful: an instrumental concept album that uses an orgy of synth sounds to recreate the ...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Angry cat sampled into very catchy tune
Meredith Bull finds weird and wonderful animal sounds, then performs catchy little tunes accompanied by delightful creatures. "I Don't Wanna Be Touched" features a furious feline who seems to be empha...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this kestrel hover in place while keeping its head completely still
High winds at Snetterton Race Circuit in Norfolk, England allowed this lovely kestrel to hover in place. What's remarkable is how still the bird's head stays while it is hovering.There's also a cool n...
12:29 pm GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing More than 150 feared dead in Miami apartment block collapse
The number of people "unaccounted for" in the Miami apartment block collapse stands at 159 Friday morning, with 4 bodies so far recovered from the rubble. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told CNN's Don...
10:23 am GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Apollo Neuro doesn't just lower your stress. It teaches your body to do it on its own.
No one wants to talk about it, but as the U.S. and the rest of the world are turning the corner on a worldwide pandemic, another ballooning healthcare crisis has taken shape. After an entire year of p...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, June 25, 2021
BoingBoing Bullish is the daily newsletter that Wall Street is watching, and it's less than $30 now
Is there such a thing as too much information? In the world of stocks and investing, you might be surprised to find that sometimes, the answer is yes. Traders and the regular rank-and-file investors h...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Local TV news staged a ridiculous "teen bedroom" to show where drugs could be hidden and Twitter is having a field day with it
St. Louis's KMOV TV news (admittedly) staged a ridiculous fake teen bedroomcomplete with tie-dye wall hanging and "Mile 420" signas part of a story to show "what parents should be looking for so they ...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing How to grill the perfect steak, according to steak scientists
Meat science is an actual scientific discipline. It even has its own university degree programs, associations, conferences, and a peer-reviewed journal (Meat Science). Meat scientists devote their car...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Champagne guns that shoot bubbly not bullets
Champagne guns provide you with much more accuracy to hit your targets than sabrage. The model above delivers 45 seconds worth of liquid ammunition and can spray as far as 23 feet. According to the re...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing This man was killed by a shark attack 3,000 years ago
When archaeologists were studying the 3,000-year-old skeletal remains of a man dug up near Japan's Seto Inland Sea, they were confused by the nearly 800 serrated injuries they found to the bones. Even...
04:40 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray meet Johnny Carson to promote 'Ghostbusters'
Despite years of huge successes on film and TV, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray did not meet Johnny Carson until the 1984 press tour for Ghostbusters. The clip starts with Aykroyd doing a delightfully odd...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Rudy Giuliani suspended from practicing law
Trump wormtongue Rudy Giuliani was today suspended from practicing law in New York. The State Supreme court cited his "demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public"...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing No tuna DNA found in Subway tuna subs, according to the New York Times
There's a class-action lawsuit in California against Subway arguing that their tuna sandwiches"are completely bereft of tuna as an ingredient." Of course Subway denies this and told the New York Times...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing 51 people unaccounted for after apartment block collapses in Miami
One death was confirmed and 51 people are unaccounted for after an apartment block in Miami collapsed Thursday morning. A thunderstorm is hampering rescue efforts, officials said, and Florida's govern...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Trump reportedly wished COVID would take out John Bolton
In a kidding, not kidding moment President Trump remarked, "John Bolton. Hopefully COVID takes out John," according to a new book. via HuffPost:Trump "had tried to joke about the virus for months, som...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing The chaos game creates patterns from random dice rolls
Watch a Barnsley fern and other cool patterns emerge from plotting random dice rolls on paper or onscreen. Mathematician Ben Sparks explains the chaos game with a few variants.If that's your bag, you ...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Police interrupt exorcism at Home Depot
On Monday at a Home Depot in Dickson City, Pennsylvania, police were called to put an end to an exorcism underway at the store. Curiously, the exorcism seems to have been for the trees? That sounds mo...
02:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing AI used to recreate missing edges of Rembrandt's Night Watch
The Night Watch, a colossal 1642 painting by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, was even larger before extensive material was cropped from it. Researchers working with the Dutch national museum and ...
02:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Play Death Trash's gloriously meaty, pukey, nasty demo
Death Trash is a forthcoming indie game by Crafting Legends soon to enter early access, and a ~2 hour demo is out now for Windows, MacOS and Linux. It's an incredible post-apocalyptic grotesque, a per...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Warren Ellis reportedly returning to comics after dozens of misconduct allegations
Comic author Warren Ellis and artist Ben Templesmith began publishing the darkly surreal crime comic book Fell through Image Comics in 2005. Over the next three years, they would publish only nine iss...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing The uncanny parallel universe of fan-made posters for non-existent movies
On Twitter, @AWFULfanPOSTERS collects posters made by fans for movies that don't exist. The emphasis is on their "awfulness", but it's that special internet-poisoned awful that is also wonder, the cen...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Disney heiress wrote a scathing takedown on dynastic wealth and billionaire greed
Back in 2019, Abigail Disney granddaughter of Walt Disney Company co-founder Roy O. Disney, and grand-niece of Walt very publicly criticized the insane compensation packages received by current Disn...
01:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Web-based Civilization games
Statebuilder is a Civ-like game designed from the ground-up to play on the web (which I just learned you can play Freeciv itself on, too). I fear my morning is in grave jeopardy of disappearing withou...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Man charged with grand theft pistachio after stealing 21 tons of nuts
From KPIX News in San Francisco:A suspect has been arrested after about 42,000 pounds of pistachios were stolen from a Central California farm this month.The Tulare County Sheriff's Office said during...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Conan O'Brien tokes up on his show with Seth Rogen
Conan O'Brien is in the last week of the long-running TBS incarnation of his talk show. On Tuesday night's episode, after guest Seth Rogen suggested that Conan smoke a lot of weed in his newfound spar...
01:04 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol rioter allowed to go on vacation after making "divine special appearance" in court
Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui allowed alleged insurrectionist Pauline Bauer some vacation time. After spending the night in jail for being found in contempt of court, Bauer returned to make a "divin...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing In 1917 two English girls came home with a photograph of fairies
In 1917, two young cousins carried a camera into an English dell and returned with a photo of fairies. When Arthur Conan Doyle took up the story it became a worldwide sensation. In this week's episode...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing This roll-up travel bag was called the "greatest suitcase of all time," and it's just $35
With a world full of travel options starting to reopen as we speak, is it still really worth it to tote around a big, bulky suitcase or carry-on bag for getting all of your important stuff from Point ...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing These Raspberry Pi and Arduino courses can pave the way to your robot-building future
You don't have to be Tony Stark to have a whole lot of fun conceiving and building electronic gadgets and doohickeys. Tony knew enough not to give the Vision active reproductive parts and we're sure ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, June 24, 2021
BoingBoing Save $50 on the Hermosa Electric Longboard, one of the most affordable options around
Des Moines, Iowa just welcomed a store dedicated in no small part to consumers of the electric skateboard phenomenon. It's one thing when a shop focused on the hobby intricacies of motorized, hyper-ef...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Yamaha's first smart soundbar will elevate your TV and film viewing, and it's $50 off
Advances in technology always bring innovations over time. And those changes come from everybody, even a worldwide manufacturing titan like Yamaha.Last year, the Japanese firm known for its long histo...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this fun list of the hottest summer songs (and their videos) since 1975
Every summer has its hottest pop hit, or its number one "song of the summer," as Insider puts it. And as we step into summer 2021 without yet knowing what this year's top tune will be, Insider has ref...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing John McAfee software pioneer who reneged on his promise to eat his penis on natioanal TV, found dead in his Spanish prison cell
John McAfee, the controversial software security specialist who later became notorious for shilling dubious cryptocurrencies and being a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor in Belize, die...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing With death, John McAfee reneges on promise to eat own penis on national TV
John McAfee, the controversial software security specialist who later became notorious for shilling dubious cryptocurrencies and being a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor in Belize, die...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing John McAfee found dead in jail cell
John McAfee, the one-time antivirus mogul now more famous for the bizarre inernational shenanigans that ultimately led to his arrest in Spain and imminent extradition to the U.S., was today found dead...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Save over 15% on this fruit infusion water bottle that keeps drinks chill all day long
You might think that drinking water from a reusable bottle instead of constantly throwing away those plastic water bottles is your good deed to help the environment. While that's absolutely true, ther...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to DEVO cover Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole"
I consider myself a strong-rooted spudboy and yet somehow I missed DEVO's fantastic 1996 cover of Nine Inch Nails' electronic industrial anthem "Head Like a Hole." Of course, "Head Like a Hole" was th...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing AdGuard is offering five years of VPN protection for just $8 a year
Summer is usually a time for bear cubs in kiddie pools, cats in hammocks, and decapitated swan pool floaties. You know, the fun stuff. We get that staring into the teeth of a blistering summer swelter...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch primary challenger to Buffalo mayor make the most heartwarming call: "Mommy, I won!!"
When you beat a four-term Democratic mayor as a progressive challenger in a primary race, who's the first person you're going to call? Your mom, of course! At least if you're 38-year-old India Walton...
05:36 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Limited edition of legendary leather jacket from Akira
Funimation is to sell a limited edition of the red leather jacket worn by Kaneda in the anime classic Akira. There'll be only 300 of the officially-licensed, Italian-made items and they'll be $450 eac...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing A diner in New Hampshire spent $37.93 on bar food, then left a $16,000 tip
A customer sitting at an outdoor bar in New Hampshire ordered fried pickles, chili dogs, and cocktails for a total of $37.93. He then tipped the staff $16,000. "Don't spend it all in one place," he j...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Learn Kanji, one character a day, with this daily practice pad
TheBeginning Japanese Kanji Language Practice Padlooks like a daily calendar. On each tear-off page is a different Japanese kanji character, along with its definition, pronunciation, sample use, strok...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol rioter going for plea bargain says she's since "learned" by watching Schindler's List and reading Just Mercy
Capitol rioter Anna Morgan-Lloyd, "who referred to January 6 as the "best day ever," will plead guilty to one of her charges in exchange for three years probation, $500 restitution, and community ser...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Excellent auditory illusion: "Bart Simpson bouncing" or "lactating piracy?"
Depending on which phrase you are looking at, the chanting in this TikTok can be heard as "Bart Simpson bouncing," "rotating pirate ship," "that isn't my receipt," "lobsters in motion," "lactating pir...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Dumb person kicks a light fixture and hurts himself, so his dumber friend tries kicking it
A young swain, walking down a quiet street with two comrades, decided to impress a group of women walking behind them by kicking a light fixture. But the light fixture fought back and caused the man c...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing A high school coach was fired after his basketball team threw tortillas at Latino rival team
A high school basketball coach in Coronado, California was fired after his predominately white team threw tortillas at their rivals from a mostly Latino school. As his students hurled tortillas at pla...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing There are now five oceans on Earth, proclaims National Geographic
For centuries, most of us have been taught that there are four oceans on Earth: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. Now though, National Geographic has recognized a fifth ocean: the Sout...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli and his fans get the party started
YouTube sensation Leo Moracchioli and his fans turned Pink's how-to on partying into an actual good time. There are entire mornings energized for me by Leo. ...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Netflix announces animal-prosthetic dating show Sexy Beasts
Netflix will screen a new show, Sexy Beasts, where singles date while covered in high-end prosthetic makeup that conceals their true appearance and makes them look like animals and monsters.Sexy Beast...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Redneck Rave results in meth busts, strangulation, impalement, throat-slashing, severed finger, and other ol' fashioned fun
Over five days last week in the small Kentucky town of Edmondson, the Redneck Raveorganized by Justin Time (the country rapper, not the cartoon character) and described as "America's wildest and crazi...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Sexy Beasts new Netflix dating show where the contestants wear elaborate makeup and prosthetics
It's the ultimate blind date. In Sexy Beasts, a new reality series premiering on Netflix on July 21, contestants are covered in science fiction makeup and prosthetics to hide what they look like. Even...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Supreme Court rules 8-1 that school violated cussin' cheerleader's first amendment rights
A school district which fired a cheeleader for cussing out of school violated her first amendment right to free speech. The Supreme Court issued its ruling today in an 8-1 decision, with weirdo justic...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing New law requires Florida universities to survey students about their political views to promote "intellectual diversity"
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new bill that requires state colleges and universities to survey students, faculty, and staff at Florida colleges and universities to register their political vi...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Lovely 'toaster tank' 1972 BMW R75/5
This Black-mit-White BMW R75/5 is a good looking example of the much sought after 'toaster tank.' Smaller fuel tanks with chrome side panels were apparently not very popular when this aircooled wonder...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing What lies at the bottom of Yemen's mysterious Well of Hell?
In eastern Yemen there is a hole in the ground known as the Well of Barhout, aka the "Well of Hell." Located in the Hadhramaut region, the hole is 30 meters wide and estimated to be 100 to 250 meters ...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Texas hospital just lost 153 employees who refuse to get a Covid-19 shot
Houston Methodist Hospital just lost 153 employees who refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19 even though they were working around sick, vulnerable people. Some of the anti-vaxxers were fired whil...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Jamal Khashoggi's Saudi kill team received paramilitary training from a U.S. security firm
The New York Times confirmed that the team that carried out the well-planned murder and dismemberment of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training from aprivate security com...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Keep'em scared: Citizen app mistakenly turns a training tweet into an airplane disaster
Nearly 60,000 Angeleos were informed by Citizen that an airplane had crashed at LAX. Happily for folks worried about an airplane smashing into a terminal, Citizen had disregarded the 'Only a drill' po...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Texas governor Greg Abbott vetoes dog abuse law despite both parties supporting it
Governor Greg Abbott has vetoed a law that hardened Texas laws against dog abuse, a move that suprised lawmakers from both parties who had passed the bill overwhelmingly in both the state Senate and H...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at an ex-Presidency
TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books are coming out this November: Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Please do reserve your copies by pre-ordering today! R...
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Man spots massive pile of mayflies on Pennsylvania bridge
In 2014, lights were added to the Veterans Memorial Bridge bridge in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. But with the upgrade came an unforeseen complication that now occurs every year: massive piles of decay...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing This smart sleep mask detects and gently stops your snoring
Whether you want to admit it or not, there's a good chance you're a snorer. As it turns out, 45 percent of the population snores, with about 25 percent in the category of regular snorers. That's almos...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Iowa judge blocks law requiring 24-hour wait before abortion
A 2020 state law requiring women to wait 24 hours before receiving an abortion is unconstututional, an Iowa judge ruled Tuesday.In his order, Turner also canceled a planned trial in the case, which wa...
11:37 am GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing "chekhovOS" transforms a Russian classic into an interactive online game
At the height of pandemic life, the Needham, MA-based Arlekin Players found some surprising international theatrical success by live-streaming plays over Zoom with elaborate set designs that embraced ...
11:36 am GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing Impressive political ad for newcomer to Arkansas governor's race goes viral
Dr. Chris Jones is a nuclear physicist and minister who's running in the Arkansas governor's race against Sarah Huckabee Sanders. If this ad is any indication, Jones might just give the former Trump W...
02:45 am GMT - Wed, June 23, 2021
BoingBoing These brilliant home improvement items are at better prices than you'll find on Amazon
How long has it been since you gave your home a little pick-me-up? Maybe a new appliance to help keep it clean, a little extra aid toward a good night's sleep, or even just a splash of color and style...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing These $20 eLearning training bundles can jumpstart a job or hobby
Learning never ends. Whether you want to pick up a new job skill, understand emerging technology, or just teach yourself how to play the drums in 30 days, there's an ocean of information out there, ju...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing French software engineer may have cracked the Zodiac killer's code
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a serial killer known as Zodiac killed at least five people in Northern California. The case has never been solved. The Zodiac Killer famously sent four ciphers to l...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Save up to half off on some of the coolest gadgets at prices that beat Prime Day
You might not need a new set of headphones, or a drone, or a guitar that isn't a real guitar but plays like a guitar. But gadgets are always just the coolest, so you've absolutely got to at least chec...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing These four deals can get your fitness regimen headed on the right track
For many, the past year has been a gut-punch. Unfortunately, the more sequestered and sedentary lifestyle that many have been forced to live means there's probably more gut to punch as well. With...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Racist Karen embarrasses friends as she abuses Uber driver: "Go back to Asia"
And yet another entitled passenger abuses an Uber driver, this time a racist Karen who goes by the name of Stella. The driver, from Charlotte, North Carolina, dumps his passengers off at a gas station...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Playmobil's VW Camper and Beetle are likely better than the real thing
Having owned, loved, and hated both the VW Camper and the VW Beetle, I can safely say I'd rather own the toys.My very first car was a VW Bug. Figuring out how to get the most out of a its underpowered...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing The VentiFresh Eco uses NASA tech to fight your smelliest home odors
In the teeth of another searing summer, it's often tough to avoid … the funk. You know what we mean. From garbage bins to litter boxes to clothes hampers, there are usually some areas of your ho...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Wow pilot shows us the comfy pilot beds and avionics room that passengers don't get to see
I sometimes have dreams of finding previously unknown, magical rooms in my housethis video tour of the "secret rooms" in an Airbus 350 gave me the same feeling as those dreams. There's a tiny apartmen...
03:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing NYC public school principal busted allegedly trying to release students for summer break a week early
Stacy Goldstein was seemingly trying to put the "pal" back in "principal," at least as students were concerned, by announcing that the public secondary school she presides over, wouldn't hold classes ...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing The New York Times praises ear cleaning spoons
"Otolaryngologists strongly discourage people from scraping inside their ears. But knowing better, and doing it anyway, is part of what makes us human." Vanessa Hua, New York TimesAs a happy ear spoo...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Vain cat stares in a mirror while buddies watch TV
As four cats sit nose to screen in front of a television, watching a small animal cross a road, a fifth cat watches the good stuff: its reflection in a mirror. What could be more interesting after all...
02:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Art gallery removes film that rated 5,000 women from "prettiest to ugliest"
Did Mark Zuckerberg fund this movie? It's called Uglier and Uglier.The seven-hour-long film by Song Ta has images of 5,000 university students in China, rated from 1 to 5,000 by Song. After over a mil...
02:49 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Shiny rocks that sparked the mad South African diamond rush this month were actually just quartz
Ten days ago, a cattle herder in the remote South African village of KwaHlathi found what appeared to be a large diamond in a field. By Sunday, thousands of people from all over had rushed to dig in t...
02:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing What was the mystery object in space that blocked the light of a star for more than six months?
Back in 2012, a mystery object blocked most of the slight from a distant star in our galaxy named VVV-WIT-08. The star was dim for around 200 days before becoming fully visible again. The weird phenom...
02:21 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing "Meth-addled" prisoner fails to escape courtroom
Content warning: this footage of a prisoner trying to flee a courtroom in Adelaide features his butt cleft, yawning due to the exertion of the attempted escape. The man, according to 7 News, had just ...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Man boasts about being smart, gets first question wrong on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
Here's a Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? contestant who is out to prove that "maybe it's not so bad being smart." Unfortunately, he blows the first question, which is always gimme. No trip to Rome for ...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Duterte threatens to throw unvaxxed people into "filthy, foul-smelling" jails
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is making threats: Get vaccinated or else. And the else isn't pretty. "You choose, vaccine or I will have you jailed," he said on television yesterday, threatenin...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch TV's stupidest "hacking" scene ever
In this clip below from an episode of NCIS, hackers have already burned through the NCIS public firewall. They're moving so fast that they determined the only conceivable way to stop them is for two p...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Christina Clemons wore Cool Ranch Doritos earrings to her Olympic qualifiers
Track star Christina Clemons, 31, wore Cool Ranch Doritos earrings to her qualifying performance Sunday for the Tokyo Olympics later this summer: a spectacular and bizarre example of what marketing pe...
01:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Quake is 25 years old
It's 25 years to the day that iD software released Quake, the classic first-person shooter featuring a fully 3D world (including characters!), mouselook (not enabled by default!), and an outstanding s...
01:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing A 2nd reporter in one week says during broadcast she's speaking to Project Veritas
A CBS weather reporter, April Moss, interrupted her live forecast on Sunday to let television viewers know she would be talking to right-wing group Project Veritas about "discrimination" at her networ...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Carl Nassib the first out player in NFL
The Raiders' Carl Nassib announced Wedenesday that he is gay. Nassib is the first active NFL player out the closet, with the support of his team."I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I'm g...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing They're making a movie called "Karen" and it's exactly what you're thinking
Here's the trailer a movie about a white suburban woman, literally named Karen, who hassles her new black neighbors with microaggressions, then officious nastiness, and ultimately outright racist mena...
12:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A tiny treadmill for a tiny hamster
Treadmill for a hamster from Eyebleach Why would you buy your little fuzzy friend an old fashioned hamster wheel, when you could build a fully functioning, battery operated, adju...
12:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing US Navy massive explosion tests aircraft carrier
The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford designed by the United States Navy is going through a battery of tests to see if it is ready for real action. One of those tests consisted of detonating a 40,00...
12:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this D&D-style choose-your-own-adventure book from Chuck Tingle
American literary icon and unrelenting bastion of positivity and self-love Chuck Tingle is mostly known for his bizarro erotica stories, such as Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By ...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, June 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch how curious these otters are with a popcorn maker until it actually starts popping
Kotaro and Hana are rambunctious small-clawed otters that are very curious about their human's popcorn machine. In fact, they're so excited, touching and jumping on and sticking their heads into the m...
09:59 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki destroys a reporter's stupid questions with the best snappy one-liners so far
Whoever said there are no bad questions never watched a White House press briefing. But with Press Secretary Jen Psaki there are always good answers. And today she outdid herself, answering not one bu...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Naked man breaks into house, swims in pool while owner is home, caught on camera
A 34-year-old naked man broke into a Bel Air, California house on Thursday, swam in the pool, put on some shorts he found, and killed a couple of pet parakeets, all while the oblivious homeowner was u...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Get 4 months of Kindle Unlimited free
I've been a happy paying subscriber to Kindle Unlimited for years. To me, it's like a library that you pay $10 a month to access. You can borrow up to 10 books at a time and keep them checked out for ...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Adam Savage enjoys a rare collection of Star Wars artifacts
Adam Savage checking out a bunch of OG Star Wars movie props! The delight radiates right through the monitor and into your home.Lando's sail barge helmet is pretty darn cool, and the stunt work lights...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing How North Korea perfected counterfeiting $100 bills
Today's US $100 bills have so many anti-counterfeiting features that it's doubtful that they are being accurately counterfeited on a large scale. But in decades past, North Korea was so good at printi...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Prime Day picks for artists and makers and people who fool around with tools
There's not a lot going on at Amazon Prime Day unless you're after last-gen gadgets or dog DNA kits, but I found some a few good money-saving picks for artists, photographers and other folks who like ...
04:51 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Every time Captain Picard tugs his shirt, his communicator badge pops off
On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Picard developed the habit of tugging his uniform shirt down to straighten it out. Fans, cast, and crew refer to it at the Picard Maneuver and it's been the ...
04:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing A family cremated their dead cat. Then he showed up at their front door, alive
A family in England asked on Facebook if anyone had seen Frankie, their 16-year-old cat who had gone missing. But a few days later the Fitzsimmons' found their cat dead on the side of a highway. The d...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing YouTuber determines the best fat for deep frying chicken
This video is the type of thing that keeps me coming back to Guga Foods youtube channel. I absolutely love making fried chicken, and fried chicken and waffles benedict is my daughters absolute favorit...
04:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing How to get a free shirt at Disney World: wear a bikini top to the park
TikToker Alyssa Schueller recorded her experience going to Disney World and being given a free shirt to wear over her bikini-style top. Sounds like a cool life hack for free shirts! @alyssaschueller ...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Blondie on stage at CBGB's in 1975
This is the earliest Blondie video I've seen. It features Debbie Harry and a rough-and-ready backup group. Not sure who that guitar player is, but he looks like he could have been The Heartbreakers.Be...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing To keep numbers low, Trump wanted to dump early pandemic patients at Guantanamo Bay
In an excerpt from a new book, the Washington Post shares this simple reminder of how depraved our prior US President was. The orange menace wanted to pack citizens who had contracted COVID-19 abroad ...
03:24 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this demo of Plate Echo "the greatest studio effect of all time"
Plate Echo is a 130-lb sound effects box that produces incredible echo/reverb sound effects. In this video, watch Fran Blanche, founder of the Frantone effects pedal company, demonstrate and partially...
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: AZ Senator Kyrsten Sinema under attack with two new ads by progressive group
Democrat group Just Democracy is spending nearly $1.5 million on two ads against Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for defending the filibuster and voting against the interests of Arizona democrats. In on...
02:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing This dead werewolf seen on viral video from Nigeria probably wasn't real
The video below that appears to be a dead werewolf reportedly shot in Nigeria is allegedly a hoax. The dubbed-over viral video seems to be a clip from a Portugese short film called Lobisomem Morto a T...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Top 5 most annoying computing things
Thin scroll bars, cookie consent messages, bloated web content, micro HDMI connectors, automated feature updates. These are the things that currently annoying Christopher Barnatt of Explaining Compute...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing New York Times outs Tucker Carlson as regular anonymous source for media he "hates"
Right-wing Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson poses as an independent who stands up to the mainstream media, and is happy to turn journalists into objects of derision and contempt for his audience. But...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster denied legal recognition in Australia
In the mid-oughts, Boing Boing evangelized the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), a fine example of a religion pretending to be a joke (or a joke pretending to be a religion). FSM believers...
02:22 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Woman has difficult time stealing cucumber from Disney's EPCOT
Someone got super enthusiastic at Disney's Living with the Land attraction at EPCOT and just had to have a cucumber. Naturally, things went upside down and in her rush to safely return to her seat, sh...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Fantastic physical model of famous optical illusion melted my mind
I've experienced the Ames Window optical illusion many times, including in physical forms, but the video clip below from an early 1970s episode of Australia's long-running Curiosity Show is my all-tim...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Great deal on LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle
The LEGO Ideas Ship-in-a-Bottle is a wonderful collectors, and currently as cheap I've seen it.At just under 1000 pieces, this LEGO set is a lot of fun to snap together and will look great on your des...
01:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing See Beastie Boys, Joey Ramone, Boy George, Morris Day, etc. at the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards after party
Below, watch after-party interviews from the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards. Remember, this was when MTV still played music videos and was, y'know, relevant.Joey Ramone: "Some of it I liked, y'know. Some...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Thieving cat shamed
Esme, a domestic cat living in Beaverton, Oregon, was lately shamed by its owner after the sheer volume of items stolen from neighbors required she set up a public lost-and-found installation in the y...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Britain's most disgusting hot tub cleaned
"This is probably the worst hot tub I've had to work on," says Miles the hot tub cleaner. "There's literally slugs, spiders, the water's black, the smell's just disgusting."While on the subject of unp...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Queer Games Bundle : 200 games, apps and zines to support indie creators
The Queer Games Bundle on itch.io has already raised $83,372, which goes directly to support the people creating the games therein. There are 200 DRM-free titles in the set, ranging from zines and vis...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing How to stop people printing out web pages (or at least make it a giant pain to)
Terence Eden reminds us that CSSthe basic, nothin'-fancy code used to style websiteshas simple commands that prevents printing of websites using the normal print controls. You'd need to do something t...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Can Artificial Intelligence solve America's housing crisis? Zillow seems to think so
From Wired:As the US housing market began to overheat, in February Zillow began making initial cash offers to buy homes based on its price estimate. Now Zillow has updated its algorithm behi...
12:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 21, 2021
BoingBoing Atari "dragon" hoards retro loot and every buyer risks being eaten alive
Best Electronics offers a unique and startlingly extensive range of genuine Atari parts, the result of proprietor Bradley Koda's canny purchases of warehouses full of then-worthless gear during the co...
07:32 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Dan Harmon talks about "Community," "Rick and Morty," and working with Kanye West
In this Ari Melber interview on MSNBC, Community show runner and Rick and Morty co-creator, Dan Harmon talks about his shows, his creative process, working with Kanye, and more....
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Discovering William Shatner's first spoken word album in a bakery
I knew that William Shatner had released music; his 2007 album "Has Been" is legitimately great. But I didn't know how far back that went (nor how weird it really got). Then, the other day, I went to ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Recommended: "My Favourite Elliott Smith Song" podcast
I'm so glad to have found the My Favourite Elliott Smith Song podcast. In each episode, a famous fan of Elliott Smith talks about their favorite song by Smith. Elliott Smith's music means the world to...
04:31 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Darwin award candidate flies homemade drone contraption
This is the sort of thing my friends and I would certainly have tried when we were like 8 to maybe 14 years old. Watching this gives me fear and joy, but mostly fear.Guess who didn't spend all of ...
04:30 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Let's Not Meet is a true horror podcast
Let's Not Meet is a "true horror" podcast by Andrew Tate. Each episode features true stories written by people who have lived through an encounter (and sometimes a relationship) with a creep. The stor...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing How to find a pet tardigrade and care for it
Long live the Tardigrade! Tardigrades, also called "water bears" or "moss piglets" are a "phylum of eight-legged segmented micro-animals (Wikipedia)." Tardigrades are almost microscopic (0.5 mm on ave...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this 1987 Ringling Bros. instructional video on how to be a clown
Check out this 1987 Ringling Bros. instructional video about how to be a clown. The 1-hour, 20-minute video includes some pretty great tricks of the trade such as how to juggle, how to apply clown mak...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Clinton divorce drama and Hitler's kinky sex life in this week's dubious tabloids
An essential guide to inessential news.Where would the tabloids be without their anonymous sources, the "pals" and "friends" of the stars, the "insiders" and "associates" close to celebrities? They'd ...
02:18 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing A lot of folks want Jeff Bezos to stay in space
Seems billionaires with enough cash to end global warming are having a harder and harder time just being themselves and enjoying some quality time with family. Jeff Bezos wanted to spend a mere 11 min...
02:09 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Californians: get your digital COVID-19 vaccine record
California is offering a digital version of the paper COVID-19 vaccination card, to help combat counterfeits and to simply make it easier for folks to check before admitting you to that indoor hot yog...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Beware the axe-wielding Bunny Man
Have you ever come across a man in a rabbit costume with an axe? Beware the Bunny Man! This urban legend was born from two incidents in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1970, but the legend has spread acro...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Get a Sam's Club membership for only $20 this weekend only
You may not have heard about it, but earlier this month, America took another important step toward restoring life to normalcy in our post-COVID world: Sam's Club announced samples were back. Look, it...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing 17 apps, software, streaming services, and more on sale for this weekend only
For all their everything-ness, there are still some areas where even the great and powerful Amazon isn't all that. Sure, you can find just about any physical item being sold in the depths of Amaz...
02:21 am GMT - Sun, June 20, 2021
BoingBoing Box fans for cooling my gaming PC case
I got this set of 3 cheap, quiet 120mm box fans to help cool my gaming PC. My gaming PC did well enough with a last generation GPU but the current gen was thermally throttling it self a bit. I run a r...
11:48 pm GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing A blow-by-blow explainer on how Boris Johnson set the UK up for a third wave
The cavalcade of bad decisions made by leaders like Johnson and Trump made the pandemic far, far worse than it had to be. India Times:The UK is undergoing a third wave of coronavirus infections as a r...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon can't beat the prices on these killer portable monitors
There's only so much squinting you can do at a tiny smartphone screen before you start wondering why we ever thought it was a good idea to build devices so small in the first place. Sure, portability ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing A chilling scene on Mooney Road in Pittsburgh
My friend took this photo today and told me the tragic backstory behind these creepy costumed-mannequins and memorial. This photo was taken on a twisty, one-way street called Mooney Road, in Pittsburg...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing Nocturne is a podcast about the night and listening to it influences my dreams
Nocturne is a compelling podcast by Vanessa Lowe that explores topics related to the night. The podcast combines elements of fiction, sound-art, and documentary. Nocturne investigates everything from ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing Do you have a hairy glabella? Do you find vagitus annoying?
Most of the words on this list are a part of everyday life, yet I didn't know any of them until today. I now know that I suffer from dysania every morning (#16), have a very hairy glabella (#1), and h...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing This web-based Theremin is incredibly fun to play with
I love playing around with this web-based Theremin by Femur Design. (There is also a $3 desktop/mobile app version). It's described as a "free online synth instrument that makes an array of different ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing This website will self destruct if someone doesn't post a message on it after 24 hours have elapsed
This Website Will Self Destruct will disappear in 24 hours if it doesn't receive a message from at least one person every day. You can read the anonymous messages which have been submitted by other us...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing The AquaSprouts Garden is a fascinating, self-contained world, and it can even make you salad
It's not often that life comes into such extreme focus that you can see it all playing out right in front of your eyes. And it certainly doesn't happen often right on your desktop. Or on a window sill...
12:16 pm GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing Sequence of rear-end collisions causes tanker to gush a brown liquid onto pavement
In this video, a nincompoop driving too fast slams into the back of a vehicle driving too slow. The nincompoop somehow had enough time to futilely flash their lights just before impact. Also, it seems...
12:16 pm GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to "All The Small Things" in the style of a Rick Astley-esque 80s synth pop song
There is weird and profound cultural insight to glean from the zeitgeist trend of "covering popular songs in the style of other popular bands covering that song in the style of their own songs." But t...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, June 19, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these 12 learning bundles that are on sale for just $20 apiece
So, how's this for a plan? We've rounded up 12 sets of career redefining training with top-notch instructional material. These course bundles contain guidance in coding with Python, creating in Adobe ...
11:16 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Junji Ito fans, the Uzumaki anime is still on its way! And here is the latest teaser
Junji Ito fans, there is good news and bad news about the long-awaited four-part Uzumaki anime series based on the wonderful, horrific manga series of the same name. (For those not familiar with Uzuma...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Mike Pence speak over hecklers as they shout "traitor!"
Mike Pence got booed and called "traitor" today while speaking to an audience of religious conservatives at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's annual Road to Majority conference in Orlando, Florida. ...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Ben Shapiro calls for crime to be banned
Punditry about pundits is about the worst thing on the internet, but I didn't believe this tweet from Ben Shapiro was real and feel that it's worth a post. It reminds me of his famous "just sell homes...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing The Farting Frenchies card game is as silly as it sounds. It's also hilarious and fun
If you're a highly cultured, ultra-evolved lord or lady of high standing, this might be a topic you're going to want to avoid. We're about to talk about a game that focuses on dog flatulence. If that'...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing A house filled with urine, feces, rotten meat, and dead cats gets offer frenzy at $592,500
A five-bedroom, four-bath, 3,598 sq-ft house in Colorado is listed as a "landlord's nightmare" on Redfin by the brutally honest listing agent. And that's the tame part. The realtor's description ...
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Newly released video shows pro-Trump terrorist stalk and beat cop during U.S. Capitol
New Jersey gym owner Scott Fairlamb pleaded not guilty to 12 criminal counts including assaulting police and carrying a dangerous weapon into the Capitol. In this newly released video, he is seen push...
04:52 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch woodpecker happily destroy wildlife camera disguised as tree bark
Staff at at a nature reserve in Leningrad Oblas, Russia thought they were clever by disguising a wildlife camera as tree bark. It did not go as planned. Video below. Translation of the Nizhne-Svirsky ...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Quiz: can you spot the banned Amazon items?
According to The Markup, Amazon "bans nearly 2,000 items for sale in the United States that fall into31 broader categories, ranging from skin care products to assault weapons to human organs." The sit...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Juneteenth: "Emancipation is a marker of progress for white Americans, not black ones"
Tomorrow is Juneteenth, commemorating the freeing of enslaved Black people in Texas on June 19, 1865. That was the day that Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger delivered a message to the people of Galveston, Tex...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: This teen's "biggest mouth in the world" can fit a 2-liter bottle of soda in it
When teenager Isaac Johnson says "I have the biggest mouth in the world," he isn't kidding. It's so big, he can squeeze the base of a 2-liter A&W bottle into it. Stretched open to a vertical 4-inc...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Parrot immediately regrets finding Schrdinger's cat is alive
Well, I guess we know that the cat is indeed in the box.Just in case:...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Cockatoo immediately regrets finding Schrdinger's cat is alive
Well, I guess we know that the cat is indeed in the box.Just in case:...
03:44 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing It's official: Disney will premiere Peter Jackon's 6-hour Beatle's documentary in November
Director Peter Jackson's long-awaited Beatles documentary will air in three two-hour episodes over Thanksgiving weekend on Disney+. Jackson had plenty of material to work with. Paul McCartney and Ring...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Adorable baby gorilla practices beating on his chest
This adorable baby gorilla is gonna be a star someday. I am pretty sure that this little guy dreams big:...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this ridiculous and fantastic Honda Civic powered by a tandem bicycle
These ingenious individuals outfitted an old Honda Civic with a tandem bicycle so that the pedaling powers the vehicle. Video below. The fun they're having is infectious. Know what I mean?...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Doctor invents a hiccup-curing straw with a 90% success rate
A neurointensivist from the University of Texas at San Antonio says he was inspired by a McFlurry straw to create the HiccAway, a straw that he claims will relieve 9 out of 10 hiccup suffere...
03:09 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing MyPillow Guy storms out of Jordan Klepper interview: "You guys are horrible!"
The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper ventured into the MyPillow Guy's "free speech" rally in Wisconsin to interview the sparse, delusional crowd who still believe Trump will become King in August. The Q...
03:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing What is the Alex Trebek Open Space?
Tucked away in Los Angeles's Santa Monica Mountains, between Hollywood Boulevard and Mulholland Drive, there are 62 acres of unmarked trees, brush, and dirt where the public can hike or just sit quiet...
02:54 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Destiny toaster
Bought all the strategy guides, figurines, spin-off media and other merch? Game publisher Bungie is selling a Destiny-branded toaster for the Destiny fan who has it all! $85, ships in December.10% of ...
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing 160,000 condoms are readied for Olympic athletes yet regulation requires they "avoid unnecessary forms of physical contact"
At every Olympics since 1988, organizers have distributed more than 100,000 free condoms to the 15,000 participating athletes who live together in the Olympic Village for weeks. The condoms have been ...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Police chief insists officer accidentally ran over gunshot victim and has excuse for why it wasn't in the report
Springfield police Officer Amanda Rosales ran over gunshot victim Eric Cole and likely killed him or contributed to his death. Police Chief Lee Graf insists it was an accident the man was lying prone...
02:31 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Tucker Carlson self-own yet again
Frequent self-owner Tucker Carlson did it again. This time, he talked about how cowardly Simon & Schuster was for canceling books by Josh Hawley, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Candace Owens. He then told...
02:26 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing LEGO Central Perk, if you liked Friends
The LEGO Central Perk LEGO set may be the first one with minifigs I want to disfigure. LEGO felt the need to give us this reproduction of a set made popular by a TV show people either loved or hated. ...
02:17 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Connecticut lawmakers legalize marijuana
Possession of marijuana will be legal in Connecticut beginning July 1, with retail sales to follow next year. State Senates voted 16 to 11 Thursday to approve recreational weed; Gov. Ned Lamont has al...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Nic Cage's next blockbuster "Pig" is TAKEN with bacon
I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired o...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing "Stranger Things" is joining the Magic: The Gathering Universe
Gaming company Wizards of the Coast has been expanding the universe of Magic: The Gathering with special "Secret Lair" drops limited edition expansion packs that transform non-Magic IP into playable ...
01:23 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing Time echo special effect on a vulture
Enjoy this mesmerizing video of a single vulture processed with After Effects' "time echo" filter by Jesse Rockwell. There was a time I might have shared this on social media as "VULTURES CONTROLLED B...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing This canopy tent assembles in minutes and protects the entire family
Everybody wants to enjoy the summer sun. But nobody wants to bake, so you bring an umbrella to provide a little shade. That's fine if there is one or maybe even two of you seeking protection. But if y...
12:26 pm GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protestors plead guilty to reduced charges and vow to do it again
Patricia and Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty Thursday to harassment and assault charges stemming from their infamously hysterical meltdown when protestors neared their famously tasteless St. Louis mansi...
11:57 am GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing 14 second clip shows why no-one can trust cops
No-one is shot, killed, beaten, asset-forfeited or knelt on in this 14-second clip posted to TikTok by a homeowner in Connecticut. Not a word is said. There are no threats or warnings, no contradictor...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, June 18, 2021
BoingBoing This dog hammock is the perfect blend of comfort for your dog and protection for your car
Everybody loves the plan. Well…in theory, that is. You pile the whole family into the car, including your favorite pooch, and you hit the road on an adventure. But by the time your fun is done, ...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Aliens or technical glitch? A Fox anchor's strange on-air silence is baffling
Was Fox anchor Charles Payne's mind abducted by aliens today? Or were the 20 seconds of bizarre silence in which his eyes kept looking up, as if he was seeing something that was invisible to the rest ...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Pee-wee's Playhouse "Jambi" actor John Paragon has died
Mecka-lecka-hi, mecka-oh-no-no. Sad to report that we've lost one of the good ones. Actor John Paragon has passed at the age of 66. You probably best know him as Jambi, the sassy genie in a jeweled bo...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Enter to win a $5,000 Amazon Smart Entertainment prize package full of cool gear
The best part of any giveaway is getting something for free. It's why we instinctively enter sweepstakes or slip our name into a drawing in the first place. Usually, winning is as much the reward as t...
05:52 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Alfred Hitchcock explains why his suspense films mess with our minds in 1973 clip
Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock gave an interview in 1973 in which he succinctly explained the difference between using suspense versus shock as an element in filmmaking. He said he preferred susp...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing "Die and go to hell, mother*****er!": Utah Assistant Attorney General's email to city council member who woke him from a nap
Darin Mano, Salt Lake City's first Asian American council member, was going door to door campaigning on Saturday when he knocked at the home of Utah Assistant Attorney General Steven Wuthrich. Apparen...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Here comes the apocalypse: nuclear super villain's yacht being built "for the best and brightest"
In the name of scientific research some people are building $700 million dollar, real world start to the BioShock series of video games. This gigantic remote control with a marble on it is intended to...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Good video introduction to digital 3D sculpting
I've been teaching myself Blender for the last couple of months but I was interested in seeing what other 3D sculpting apps were out there, so this video by Make's Caleb Kraft about getting started in...
04:42 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Farmers discover lucky possum that was nearly sawed in two
Farmers in Tasmania separate a sawed tree trunk and, amazingly, find a possum burrowed into one of the pieces with its grazed bum sticking out. They then try to help get the very still (probably terri...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing New streetwear line with art by legendary Black Panther designer Emory Douglas
From 1967 through the 1980s, Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, the revolutionary social justice and political organization founded in Oakland, California...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Go back to 1962 in this Bell Telephone film from the Seattle World's Fair
Two perky teenagers ride the monorail to the 1962 Seattle World's Fairgrounds, enjoying the many exhibits there. If you are wondering why they seem to be inordinately interested in the Bell Telephone ...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Jeff Bezos' rocket looks like a giant dick and these Australian news anchors can't stop laughing about it
"Does that look a little odd to you, or is it just me?" asks one of the anchors on this Australian news program. The two anchors can't keep a straight face while trying to report on the upcoming launc...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Florida GOP candidate threatens to have opponent killed in secret recording: "She's gonna be gone"
Florida GOP candidate William Braddock, running for a primary Tampa Bay-area congressional seat, threatened to send assassins to make one of his opponents, Anna Paulina Luna, "disappear," in a secret ...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Creepy scenes of Australian town blanketed in spider webs
Flooding in Victoria, Australia this week has driven people, and apparently spiders, out of their homes. The mass arachnid migration resulted in a blanket of webs across East Gippsland. Australia's 7N...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Aviation geek recreates airline meals at home
Self-described "aviation geek" Nik Sennhauser of Glasgow, Scotland has missed air travel so much during the pandemic that he's been recreating inflight meals at home. I bet Nik's meals taste better th...
02:58 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing 25 million people rely on water from Lake Mead, and it's drying up
A persistent drought in the American Southwest forced the Anasazi to abandon their settlements a thousand years ago. Eventually the precipitation returned. Hoover Dam in Nevada was built in 1931, "dur...
02:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this brazen Walgreens shoplifter fill a garbage bag with stolen stuff and ride a bike out the door
This just happened at the @Walgreens on Gough & Fell Streets in San Francisco. #NoConsequences @chesaboudin pic.twitter.com/uSbnTQQk4J— Lyanne Melendez (@LyanneMelendez) June 14, 2021Remembe...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Congressman Paul Gosar was an organizer of the Capitol riot says sister
Jennifer Gosar believes her brother, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), was "absolutely" responsible for the January 6th Capitol insurrection. Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper yesterday she said, "I have no evi...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake the hand of D.C. cop who was beaten and electroshocked by protestors
Image: twitter/kbaddsYou might remember House seditionist Rep. Andrew Clyde (Q-GA), the congressman who bizarrely likened the January 6 riot on the Capitol to a "normal tourist visit" but was seen in...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing AI fighter pilots dogfighting with humans in the skies over China
Chinese fighter pilots have been training against, and training, AI fighter pilot software. The quality of the computer combat pilots are compared to that of China's elite 'Golden Helmet' squadron, si...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch an 82-year-old woman absolutely flog a Porsche GT3 RS around a Monza track
Sonja M. Heiniger is a hero. She is a grandmother who hauls ass in one of the greatest supercars ever made, a Porsche GT3 RS. I have been told stories by folks who are far more into the world of Porsc...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Get a lifetime of Rosetta Stone, access to exclusive cheap flights, and more travel hacks for under $160
While the world is finally emerging from its year-long COVID slumber, it's only emerging gradually. Even though more people are venturing outside and making short trips here and there, many are still ...
11:05 am GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a composer transform the sounds of a broken air conditioner into a cool new jazz song
There's also a Big Band Remix and another with a bit more of a Latin tinge.Related: I have spent a lot of freakin' time with air conditioners lately, and just finished re-writing the Wirecutter guide ...
11:05 am GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Melania a no-show at Trump's 75th birthday event
The former disgraced Boob-in-Chief, Donald J. Trump, had "Happy Birthday" sung to him by Herschel Walker, Indiana congressman Jim Banks, Colorado congresswoman Lauren Boebert and others at Trump's gol...
11:05 am GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Skating on a prosthetic leg skateboard
I'm frequently asked what it's like to skate on a prosthetic leg, so made one to find out. It's hard from HumansAreMetal User u/That_guy_with_1_leg on Reddit was asked what it's...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, June 17, 2021
BoingBoing Make your video calls look more professional with this LED ring light and tripod
Eighteen months ago, how you looked on your video conference calls probably wasn't really much of an issue. Heck, how many of us were involved in regular video calls 18 months ago? Now, it's a di...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing What are these strange videos of quick-cut random images accompanied by chaotic beeping noises?
About 6 years ago, someone, or some thing, posted a slew of videos to YouTube of strange images quick-cut together with a backing track of chaotic electronic beeps. The channel is called dailybleep. W...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Biden admin: gay and trans students covered under antidiscrimination law
Title IX's antidiscrimination protections cover gay and trans students, the Biden adminstration today said, reversing Trump's exclusion of them. The new guidance follows last year's Supreme Court ruli...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing These displays turn your laptop into a dual-screen or tri-screen productivity powerhouse
There are a ton of logical, analytically driven reasons to get a second screen monitor for your laptop. According to the University of Utah, a second monitor can save each person 2.5 hours a day if th...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing New video demolishes Joe Manchin for "standing with racists"
A new video by author Don Winslow excoriates Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). It accuses the conservative Democrat of standing with racists for refusing to support the expansive voting rights bill. It comp...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Tucker Carlson thinks the FBI organized the Capitol riot
Tucker Carlson has always been an unpleasantly weird person, but his increasingly frequent paranoid, cognitive misfirings suggest he's suffering from deeper issues. Now he's claiming the FBI orchestra...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing A man in India with 39 wives and 94 children who all lived in one house has died
A 76-year-old man in India who had 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren has died. Ziona Chana, who was head of a polygamous Christian sect, lived with his entire family in a four-story purple c...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the first mobile phone call
On June 17, 1946, a fellow driving through St. Louis made the first mobile phone call. It was the result of decades of engineering work at Bell Labs and Western Electric. Two years later, the service ...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing How to get to LEGO Sesame Street
LEGO Ideas has released an incredible 1300 piece Sesame Street set with amazing minifigs. The set would we worth collecting just for the Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Oscar, Grover and that little piece of s...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Nintendo Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda is available for pre-order and is coming in November
Yesterday my daughter and I watched Nintendo's E3 announcement video. She was excited about:Super Monkey Ball remastered collectionMario Party collectionShin Megami Tensei VDanganronpa DecadenceLegend...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Principal busted for plagiarizing another principal's reflections on the pandemic year. Twice.
Greg Wilkey, principal of East Side Elementary in Chattanooga, Tenn, wrote a moving letter to staff reflecting on the pandemic year. The letter was so good that it spread on Facebook and was even cove...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-vax TikToker is so far right she accidentally joins the left in hilarious video
Confused TikToker Samantha Rose, aka @conservativerose1, goes so far right during a Covid vaccine rant that she joins the other side, unwittingly advocating for socialism. "If giving out free Covid va...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing MacKenzie Scott to donate another $2.74B to charities, Jeff is going to space for 11 minutes
How billionaires spend their money is an interesting thing:CNN shares:MacKenzie Scott, one of the richest women in the world, and her husband Dan Jewett, donated $2.74 billion to organizations that fo...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Painting by David Bowie found for $5 in a thrift store is now up for auction
Last summer, someone scored an original painting by David Bowie at a thrift store in Ontario. The unidentified buyer paid $5 for the artwork, titled DHead XLVI. The painting is currently up for auctio...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Incredible Taekwondo troupe turns down the Olympics but gives outstanding performance on "America's Got Talent"
The World Taekwondo Demonstration Team said no to the Olympics "due to Covid," but as a consolation prize we were treated to this incredible performance on America's Got Talent. Combining martial arts...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Hurry and get your "2nd Trump Inauguration" tickets, with Ted Nugent and Kid Rock headlining!
The smart QAnoners have already bought their $1200 tickets to "The 2nd Inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States." The tickets say the grand event is taking place on "August 15, 2...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing WTF is going on with this idiot in a car?
This video has almost everything: a man with a stick, an idiot driver, amused commentary, and an off-camera scream that would make Wilhelm blush. The only thing missing is an explanation as to what th...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing This guy made a door-activated sensor that instantly switches whatever is on his computer display to the file manager
"Made it with python, Arduino and a homemade proximity sensor. A literal life saver." That's what this clever tinkerer says of his handcrafted display-switching contraption. It sounds useful. For inst...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Coca-Cola lost $4 billion after this simple act by soccer's Cristiano Ronaldo
Coca-Cola lost $4 billion dollars after Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed the sugary drink for water in front of the press. The simple act of sliding two Coke bottles out of his line ...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Caitlin Reilly plays "The girl In Your DMs who's in a pyramid scheme"
Comedian Caitlin Reilly has a funny new video. This time she's a super-fast talking, obnoxious multilevel marketing victim still in the true believer stage. She reminds me of a friend of a friend who ...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Star Wars: Rare footage of screen tests with the unfinished droids (1976)
Those kinda resemble the droids you're looking for. "It's March 1976 at Elstree Studios, UK and the props department are demonstrating the practicalities of the droid designs to George Lucas as actors...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this video now so you know what to do when your faucet develops a leak
Chris Notap made a short, straightforward video that shows you how to replace the washer in faucet. He also explains what to do if water is leaking from the stem of the faucet....
02:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Shake Shack manager sues cops who falsely claimed to be served poisoned shakes
Cops in New York City falsely accused a Shake Shack last year of poisoning three officers' milkshakes. The manager of the Shake Shack, Marcus Gilliam, is suing them for defamation and for illegally de...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Florida town accidentally sold its water tower to local businessman
In Brooksville, Florida, personal trainer Bobby Read purchased a municipal building to convert into a fitness center. He paid $55,000. Turns out though that the deed also included the town's water tow...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing 5 Georgia cops fired after man dies in interview room with no recording equipment
William Harvey, 60, was taken to Savannah police headquarters for questioning in an aggravated assault investigation. He reportedly died by suicide while alone in the interview room, using his shoelac...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing AP says it will no longer name people charged with minor crimes
The Associated Press will no longer name people who are suspected or charged with minor crimes unless they're on the run. Often, the AP will publish a minor story say, about a person arrested for str...
01:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Video destroys 'Back the Blue' republicans who voted against medals for Capitol police
Republicans offer lots of excuses for not voting to give medals to the cops who saved their ass during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, but simply put honoring people put their lives in the way...
01:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Windows 11 unveiled
The Verge's Tom Warren covers the leak of Windows 11, which looks cleaner and simpler than the current version see out the perspective-less new logo but remains the same labyrinth of backwards-compa...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Save over 30% on these sidelights that act as turn signals for your bike
You can probably guess the most dangerous moments a cyclist faces when they're out on the road. About 75 percent of serious or fatal bike accidents happen in urban areas at or near road junctions invo...
12:29 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Computer games to look forward to this year
PC Gamer summarizes its best 2021 picks on Windows and MacOS from the E3 trade show in Los Angeles, as does Eurogamer (which includes console picks) and Gizmodo (focusing on nerdy stuff).In previous y...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Russia announces new plans to use forced prison labor, promises it "won't be a gulag"
From Bloomberg:After Russian officials bemoaned the collapse of migrant labor in the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the country's prison service offered a solution: reviving the Soviet-era practice...
12:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing The eccentric life and interment mystery of D.H. Lawrence
Ashes to ashes, dust to Taos? Maybe not. In this episode of Ask a Mortician, Caitlin offers a brief, fascinating overview of writer D.H. Lawrence's tumultuous life, sad death, and the strange circumst...
12:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Chagrin Falls, USA: Protecting the children from race harm
ANNOUNCING two new Tom the Dancing bug books, coming November, 2021 from Clover Press! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens, Volume 6 in The Complete Tom the Dancing Bug, compiling all comics 2012-2015; and To...
12:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A hornet tending to larvae in someone's attic
Hornet tending to its larvae inside a nest it built in my attic from NatureIsFuckingLit User u/PotatoesAndChill has what most people would consider some unwelcome guests in thei...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, June 16, 2021
BoingBoing This charging accessory will keep you powered in all 195 countries around the world
The time has come. Travel restrictions are loosening everywhere and soon, you'll likely be thinking about travel options that could take you anywhere. It's also time to give some consideration to...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing If you need to make a liter of coffee, here's a French press for you
I've owned quite a few Bodum French Presses in my day. I would have been happy with just one, but I have a habit of dropping and breaking them. I've never owned the 8-cup version, though, and I'm temp...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Beer-bottle thrower splashed with jet skier's giant waves
A group of noisy merry-makers on two large boats was approached by two men on jet skis. The men asked the partiers to turn down the music. The partiers jeered at the jet skiers and one of the partiers...
11:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch an amazing 90-year-old weight trainer as she works out
Mika Takishima, aka Takimika, didn't start her career as a weight trainer until she was 87. Now at age 90, she lifts a 22 kg (around 44 lb) barbell and is Japan's oldest fitness instructor (not hard t...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Check out the difference between a 20-cent shoeshine and a $2 dollar shoeshine in Pakistan
Karl Rock is a New Zealander YouTuber who now lives in Delhi, India. He recently went to Pakistan and got his shoes shined by two different people. One guy charged him 20 cents (the going rate for loc...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Power outlets have 2 hidden tools
Did you know that a power outlet has two built-in tools? Let Leah M. Bolden of See Jane Drill show you where the wire gage and wire stripper are on a power outlet. She says most people know about the ...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Racist anti-vaxxer Eric Clapton says none of his old pals want to talk to him anymore
Eric "Keep Britain white" Clapton, whose creative peak was playing backup guitar to Jack Bruce's bass in the late 1960s, said in a recent interview that his friends don't wait to talk to him any longe...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. West bracing for "blowtorch-like" heatwave. Death Valley could reach 129 F
It's only 98 degrees (37 C) here in LA as I write this, but our friends in beautiful Las Vegas are enjoying 114 F weather with a Wednesday forecasted high of 116 F. Meanwhile Death Valley is 119 in th...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Fox plays "f*ckin" version of Ariana Grande song, Kayleigh McEneny apologizes
Fox "News" got down and dirty today while teasing a story about unsold Girl Scout cookies, playing Ariana Grande's unstripped version of "Thank U Next" as its bumper music. The on-air lyrics included:...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing The FlashBooth 2.0 is a portable studio for shooting beautiful product images in seconds
It seems like the easiest project you could conceive. Just take a picture of a watch, or a baseball card, or a hamburger so you can put it up on your website and try to sell it. Now … ask any sm...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Florida Governor signs new bill that forces all public schools K-12 to hold silence "to be able to pray"
Florida public schools will require all grades (K-12) to hold 12 minutes of silence "to be able to pray" as per a bill (HB 529) Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law yesterday. According to CNN, the n...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing These are the rules for airplane armrests
With more people flying, there's also been a noticeable increase of in-flight fights. Inspired by news of a physical altercation resulting from armrest conflict, Jason Torchinsky reminds us of the san...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing In 1898 a Belgian ship was frozen into the ice off the coast of Antarctica
In 1898 a Belgian ship on a scientific expedition was frozen into the sea off the coast of Antarctica. During the long polar night, its 18 men would confront fear, death, illness, and despair. In this...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Cleaning stadium seats with a flamethrower
Only a bazillion seats to go from oddlysatisfying It might seem a little tedious, but it's satisfying to watch thegrime? oxidization?melt away with the help of what isprobably?a ...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Livingston couple faces 150 felony charges, including sexual abuse of dog and serving semen-tainted pastries
A former Livingston Parish sheriff's deputy and his wife have been exposed as serial perverts and abusers, and together, Dennis and Cynthia Perkins face up to 150 felony charges dating back to 2014. T...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Gigantic "beer snake" slithers through stands at Wrigley Field
As the Chicago Cubs enjoyed a weekend of baseball at a re-energized full capacity Wrigley Field as of Friday, a lot of beer would be expected to be drunk, and drunk it was. At Sunday's game this secti...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing John Stewart argues passionately for the lab-grown Covid theory as Colbert laughs nervously
John Stewart was in quite the spirited mood on Stephen Colbert's first live studio show since last Spring as he passionately argued why Covid-19 must have originated from a lab in Wuhan, China. Colber...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Check out LEGO's new model of Adidas Superstar sneakers
LEGO showed off its buildable brick version of the iconic Adidas Superstar sneakers. "As shoes represent very organic objects, made from flexible material that also look different on every person, it ...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing This gel seat pad makes a bad car seat comfortable, and taller
This Purple folding seat pad had fixed the drivers side seat in my Ford truck, for me.I have a notoriously terrible back and sitting has long been a challenge. Road trips are also a big part of my lif...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Olympic athlete banned for steroids, blames it on a burrito she ate
Just weeks before the Olympic track trials US runner Shelby Houlihan has been suspended after testing positive for the steroid nandrolone. Houlihan insists that she wasn't doping but the positive test...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Judge upholds firing health care workers who don't get vaccinated for COVID-19
Naturally some employees had to sue rather than get vaccinated, when Houston Methodist, a hospital in Texas, told them it was get vaccinated or lose their jobs.A judge has ruled in support of sanity, ...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing The best burger and fries in Los Angeles come from a food truck
I saw the Heavy Handed Burger truck in my neighborhood several times before I tried it. The food is absolutely spectacular. If it is near you, and you consume burgers and fries, visit Heavy Handed.The...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman who drank wine at Capitol riot learns mid-interview he's now running for wrong political seat
Jason Riddle, the New Hampshire gentleman who was arrested after bragging about the stolen wine he guzzled inside the the Capitol building on January 6th while taking part in the insurrection, is now ...
03:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing China's Mars rover sent home a selfie and it looks like a scene from WALL-E
China's Zhurong roveron Mars was equipped with a detachable camera that it dropped ten meters from where it landed. One of the fantastic images Zhurong just sent back to Earth is this selfie of the ro...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Venture capitalists launch Future, an "optimistic" tech site
Future is a new online magazine from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz offering "optimistic" coverage of tech to counter everyone else's growing discomfort with it. Here's Sonal Chokshi, Editor...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Pet owner believes globally notorious thief-cat enjoys the attention
A woman in Beaverton, Oregon has a cat that drags a lot of trash home and makes noise at her backdoor. Believing this to be unique, said Beaverton Woman made a sign offering the cast off bits of detri...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Thailand bans Dogecoin and NFTs: "No clear objective or substance"
Thailand is the latest country to impose heavy restrictions on cryptocurrency. In this case, Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have banned Dogecoin and other meme coins and also NFTs...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing A pilot glides close to an Oklahoma landspout tornado to capture this amazing video
A pilot circled an Oklahoma landspout tornadao in his glider, getting incredibly close to shoot this video. David Evans, who told The Washington Post he's been flying for around 30 years, hasn't come ...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Man declares war on a potted plant
This fine fellow is having a very bad day, but the bush? Thats messed up.The sign should have kept it's mouth shut, huh?This is one of those moments where a younger me would immediately think "Wow, wh...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the Minotaur I launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
This morning a Minotaur rocket carrying several government satellites was launched from the NASA flight facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. I wonder what the share joy of watching a rocket take off ...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Suzuki flute keyboard teardown
In the video below, Banjo Guy Ollie (previously) demonstrates one of the curious instruments in his collection: a Suzuki Andes A-25F flute keyboard [Amazon]. It's similar to a melodica, in that you bl...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing This shimmering LED floor lamp can bathe your room in 16 million different colors
Did you use to have one of those torchiere floor lamps in your college dorm room? Or is there one standing vigilantly next to you now as you read this? Those straight, upright lamps found their way in...
12:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Reality Winner released from prison
NSA contractor Reality Winner leaked proof of Russian interference in U.S. elections to U.S. media and was imprisoned for blowing the whistle. She was freed yesterday, her attorney Alison Grinter Alle...
12:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Fox TV reporter accuses it of "muzzling" her during unrelated local news segment, promises big reveal from Project Veritas
Ivory Hecker, a Fox 26 reporter (and, apparently, a wannabe pop star) accused Fox of having "muzzled" her over a mystery story she was working on, and said that Project Veritas would be posting it ins...
12:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Republican Representative called trans people "abominations" on the House floor
The watchdog group On AR Watch has placed Republican Representative Mary Bentley to its watchlist after reviewing footage from the Arkansas General Assembly. "Trans Arkansans were under attack during ...
12:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Batman officially does not go down on women because "Heroes don't do that"
In a recent Variety article about recent TV subversions of superhero storytelling, journalist Joe Otterson exposed a curious detail about Batman's cunnilingus habits or rather, lack thereof (emphasis...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing Tim Berners-Lee to auction off NFT representing web's original source code
A nonfungible token (NFT) representing Tim Berners-Lee's original source code of the world wide web is to be auctioned off by Sothebys. The audience for this one is perhaps savvy enough to know that t...
02:23 am GMT - Tue, June 15, 2021
BoingBoing The TREBLAB HD-Max is a booming Bluetooth speaker with powerful, satisfying volume
The biggest frustration most Bluetooth speaker owners face is when they realize their speaker is completely inadequate for serious booming. They may be perfectly fine for casual, indoor listening, but...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Man shoots and kills grocery store clerk in "dispute" over mask
A man shot and killed a grocery store clerk in the Big Bear grocery store in Decatur, Georgia, today in what police describe as a "mask dispute". A reserve deputy working security in the store returne...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Doom running on an Ikea lamp
The controller inside Ikea's $35 Trdfri lamp is good enough to run a hacked-to-fit Doom. Just crack it open, tear out the board, attach a $10 display and a few other inexpensive bits and bobs and yo...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Doom running on an Ikea lamp controller
UPDATE: The creator removed the video and article from the internet: "Sorry I had a request to remove this post and all public material :(" [Reddit]The controller inside Ikea's $35 Trdfri lighting con...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: "Magnetic" anti-vax nurse sounds much better when accompanied by a piano
Conspiracy theory nurse Joanna Overholt comically tried to prove last week at a hearing that Covid-19 vaccinations make us "magnetic." To do this, she performed the ancient school-yard trick of p...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Employee cracks up as teens attempt to disrupt a supermarket
I have no idea what inspired these two young hooligans to get all ragey, but its kinda funny how one stomps her way across the market to find an employee small enough to tussle with.The "small enough"...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman on a party truck tosses a beer can into a car, passenger throws it back in his face
A gentleman, possibly inebriated, tossed a full can of beer through a car window, and the party-pooper passenger threw it back, hitting him in the face with considerable force. @taylorjensen1284 I ca...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman steals ambulance to drive himself to hospital
In Baltimore, a gentleman called emergency services reporting that he was suffering a heart attack. When an ambulance arrived and the paramedics entered the home, the 38-year-old man ran outside, jump...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Kayleigh McEnany lied when she said she never lied as shown in new MeidasTouch video
Fox "News" contributor Kayleigh McEnany told a conservative crowd yesterday (YouTube video below) that she never lied as Trump's White House Press Secretary. "And then there was the question, 'Will yo...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Advertisers trying to target your dreams
"Dream incubation advertising" is an experimental marketing technique that uses audio and video to shape the content of your dreams. The journal Science surveys the field and reports on a group of leg...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing The classic Slinky is on sale today for a bargain price
What walks downstairs, alone or in pairs, and makes a slinkity sound? A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing. Everyone knows it's Slinky. It's Slinky, it's Slinky. For fun it's a wonderful toy. It's Sl...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Oops! A kid breaks his home window playing hockey
This 14-year-old kid is practicing hockey in front of his house when, of course, a window breaks. His reaction is great with a long, frozen, "uh-oh" stare, followed by a look over his shoulder to see ...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this talented fellow turn his head almost 180 degrees
Captain Howdy, is that you?Reportedly first posted to TikTok by @sheaabutt00. ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-vaxxers are destroying restaurant's ratings on Yelp
Bars and restaurants that won't allow unvaccinated people to go inside are getting punished by anti-vaxxers who are leaving one-star reviews on Yelp and Google, reports MIT Technology Review. And for ...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this wonderful Rube Goldberg machine make a pizza pie
rube golAnother delightfully inefficient contraption from Joseph's Machines. ...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Ashes of aunt stolen from family auto on road trip to spread them
From the sad but typical files, a family from Virginia learned an unfortunate lesson about leaving valuables in automobiles parked in Los Angeles County. ABC7:A Virginia family brought the remains of ...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Can you guess what this gadget does?
I recently came into possession of this small device and was surprised to discover its purpose. Beyond that I offer no clues! No googling, please! ...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing McConnell warns he will intervene in 2022 GOP primaries "if necessary"
When Senator Mitch McConnell was asked if he would intervene in the 2022 Republican primaries if he thought a leading candidate wasn't electable, he said "Yeah, if necessary.""There's no question that...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Entire Waffle House pitches in to get High School graduate to the ceremony
High school graduate and dedicated Waffle House employee Timothy Harrison was going to work through his graduation ceremony. When they learned of it, his co-workers and manager lept into action! Like ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing The Osmond Brothers were once a great baroque psychedelic folk-pop band
While many of The Osmond Brothers songs are incredibly dated and sound like they're from the soundtrack to a bad Bible movie, they also made some great easy-listening baroque psychedelic folk-pop, riv...
03:19 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan 365 days in a row to relieve stress
One year and two days ago, Chicago bus driver Dan O'Connor needed to relieve his stress during the time of a pandemic, nation-wide protests, and an election year. So he jumped into Lake Michigan. And...
03:09 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Parody tour of a suburban mom's home
You are a badass and deserve a motivational boost. So stoping whining and start wining as you watch Trey Kennedy channel his inner suburban mom and give a tour of a house loaded with inspirational sig...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Last Week Tonight on prisons baking their inmates
The latest installment of Last Week Tonight has John Oliver sharing some absolutely awful stories about the prison system. Cruelty, even more than sheer ugly profiteering, seems to rule the day in Ame...
02:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing The beginner Estes rocket set I'm sending my niece
I am sending this awesome starter Estes rocket set to my niece. My nephew is the kind of dude to do an incredibly detailed job at helping his sister build this model rocket. The niece, however, will s...
02:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook asked Pink Floyd's Roger Waters for "Another Brick in the Wall II" to promote Instagram. He told Zuckerberg "Fuck you."
At a meeting to meeting to demand the release of Julian Assange, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters told the audience that Mark Zuckerberg offered him "a huge, huge amount of money" to allow "Another Brick in ...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Diver nearly swallowed by humpback whale
Off the coast of Provincetown, Mass. on Friday, a humpback whale scooped up a commercial lobster diver and nearly swallowed him. The divers name is not Jonah but rather Michael Packard, 56. "I was in ...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing "I was completely inside": Diver nearly swallowed by humpback whale
Off the coast of Provincetown, Mass. on Friday, a humpback whale scooped up a commercial lobster diver and nearly swallowed him. The divers name is not Jonah but rather Michael Packard, 56. "I was in ...
02:21 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a cat fling off socks in 10 seconds flat
What better way for a cat to tell her human she doesn't like her new gift than to hilariously fling them off as soon as she takes a few steps? Perhaps a bag of catnip would be a better choice....
02:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Look at this animated timelapse of drought patterns in the United States from 1999 to 2021
View post on imgur.comIs this the United States or Arrakis?...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing QOP Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn't believe in evolution or 'so-called science'
In case you had any doubts, the Right Hand of Q, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, does not believe in science, research, or anything that gets in the way of her claiming anything she'd like at a...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Easter egg: code in BBC Developer Portal stock photo is editable
The BBC Developer Portal appears to be a bland, password-protected internal area fronted by a similarly bland stock photo of someone authoring code. But the code in the stock photo is editable, an eas...
01:04 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Five times as many visitors caught bringing concealed guns into Disney World last year
The Orlando Sentinel reports (paywall) a spike in tourists being caught carrying concealed firearms into Disney World. The number arrested went from four to twenty, despite the Covid pandemic sharply ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Paintstorm Studio is a godsend for digital painters, and it's on sale for $15
Digital painting has truly become an art in itself. Even with artists like Andy Warhol creating digital art on a Commodore Amiga back in the mid-80s, digital painting has mostly been a kitschy bit of ...
12:42 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Arby's cashier fired after calling customer "f**" on receipt
John Burns and Craig Gray headed to the Lafayette, Ind., Arby's last week and got a surprise on their receipt: the word "fag", typed in by the cashier as a customer note. The server was fired "on the ...
12:32 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Procedural butterfly generator
Daniel Anderson created a procedural butterfly generator. Simply click the button for another adorable low-poly lepidopteran. A suggestion: my little son's been collecting them with the iPhone screeng...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing "Covid-19 Vaccination" pin set to the tune of the "Ninja Turtles" theme song
From the Etsy shop of Ninja Toitles:Here is an awesome time to show your fellow Toitle friends and family that you are Vaccinated!This "Vaccinated Toitle" pin comes 1" in size!Be a hero in a half-shel...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Adorable animations visualize the "Invisible Roommates" that share your WiFi
I'm a big fan of Nicole He's creative technology work, which often uses whimsy to illuminate our relationships with technology and privacy. Her latest project, Invisible Roommates, is no exception. Cr...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing France rules that gay & bisexual men can donate blood
The French National Assembly has recently passed an amendment that allows gay and bisexual men donate blood under the same conditions as heterosexual men. While the measure won't go into full effect u...
10:32 am GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing YouTuber's whisky experiment gets a very crabby response from his whisky connoisseur brother Ralfy
I'm pretty sure Ralfy is just a highly refined lovable grump.Running a bottle of cheap whisky through an 'air distiller' seems like a clever thing to do. If triple distilled whiskey is good, wouldn't ...
02:33 am GMT - Mon, June 14, 2021
BoingBoing Here's all the training you need to be a Google Workspace pro for just $30
While it never hurts when your company name becomes a verb, but there's a lot more to Google than a simple web search. Sure, Google's search engine is also the engine that powered the firm into its cu...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, June 13, 2021
BoingBoing This digital voice-activated recorder captures audio notes, interviews, and more
While smartphones and other devices have reached world-class heights for capturing images and even video at up to stunning 4K quality, they still leave a lot to be desired in the audio department. Tha...
06:58 pm GMT - Sun, June 13, 2021
BoingBoing How to make beef short ribs on a bullet smoker
I have learned a lot watching T-ROY Cooks youtube channel on barbecue. A super friendly dude next door kind of guy, who feels the need to explain that he is drinking responsibly as he cooks, T-Roy kee...
06:16 pm GMT - Sun, June 13, 2021
BoingBoing There are more tomatoes in planter boxes and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy
It is tomato time. I think I underfed one of my self-watering containers but it is putting off the most tomatoes of any of my plants. This is about one-quarter the current tomato biomass in my planter...
05:16 pm GMT - Sun, June 13, 2021
BoingBoing Sunday Surrealism matinee: Roger Ballen's "Theatre of Apparitions"
I can't get enough of this animated short called Roger Ballen's Theatre of Apparitions.The ghostly silhouette-creatures in this animation strike a chord deep in my psyche. I love the feeling I get fro...
04:50 pm GMT - Sun, June 13, 2021
BoingBoing Why you should add "Here Be Monsters" to your podcast subscriptions
During the Covid-19 quarantine, I began listening to podcasts more than ever. There is one podcast that I'm particularly thankful for, as it got me through the long hours spent in isolation this past ...
04:43 pm GMT - Sun, June 13, 2021
BoingBoing The occult history of the dunce cap
When most people think of a dunce cap, what comes to mind is the pointy hat that was formerly used as a means of punishment for students in the US and Europe. The cap would often be marked with the le...
04:32 pm GMT - Sun, June 13, 2021
BoingBoing Groovin' on GJDRKZLXCBWQ
Basil Wolverton's GJDRKZLXCBWQ Comics, published by Glen Bray in 1973, is packed with portraits of trippy weirdos and giggles to be had. I recommend reading this comic book while stoned, for an extra ...
02:18 pm GMT - Sun, June 13, 2021
BoingBoing This circuit-bent television makes horror-movie soundtracks
The noises coming out of this circuit bent television would be a great addition to a track on an experimental noise music album. At times, the noises go from sounding like creepy static to resembling ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 13, 2021
BoingBoing Orboot Earth takes kids on a brilliant AR tour around the world
It's no wonder so many adults are fascinated by world travel. From the time we're small children, living in a world that often doesn't extend far beyond our home, family, and neighborhood, the thought...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, June 13, 2021
BoingBoing Take the guesswork out of cooking with 20% off a MeatStick X wireless thermometer
You've probably manned a grill or two in your day. You've stood over enough burning coals and seared enough animal flesh to have a pretty good idea of whether a slab of meat is properly cooked or need...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Save an extra 20% off on five Dad-approved tents this Father's Day
If you really want to make Dad happy for Father's Day, give him the means to get away from it all. The job, the responsibilities, the family … maybe even you! Dad might even be so touched by the...
07:25 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Plantation removes racist Juneteenth celebration advertisement, cancels event
Outrage erupted when social media spotted advertisements for the Historic Latta Plantation's racist Juneteenth celebration. Removing the advertisements did not erase the terrible, racist language the ...
06:31 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Graphic novel about one of the most epic SCP Foundation entries
SCP-5000 tells an unusually epic story for a SCP, in which the secret paranormal-object-containment foundation declares war on humanity itself and a heroic foundation staffer works unravel why his bos...
05:42 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing DevTerm is a portable terminal that might just be the perfect cyberdeck for sysadmins and writers too
DevTerm is a portable computer tailored directly to the needs of developers, sysadmins, and anyone else who works with text and such. It's so fully-featured (and uniquely featured) it's hard to know w...
05:12 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing NBC's 'Ultimate Slip 'N Slide' hits a brown note
NBC has evidently bowed to extreme pressure and stopped production of 'Ultimate Slip 'N Slide' due to an outbreak of giardia. Rather than try public patience with 'Ultimate Slip 'N Slide: Explosive Di...
05:05 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Choosing a fantasy console
We're posted a lot over the years about games made with Pico-8, the most successful "fantasy console"a game development setup that places hard restrictions on what you can do, similar to the hardware ...
04:56 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing The second book in Tim Powers' 'Vickery and Castine' series is even better than the first
Tim Powers' Forced Perspectives is one of those rare instances where the second book in the series surpasses its excellent predecessor. This time, instead of facing off against a minotaur and closing...
04:34 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this documentary of Joe Coleman, extraordinary artist and carnival barker
R.I.P Rest in Pieces is a fascinating documentary by director Robert-Adrian Pejo about Joe Coleman, my favorite artist. From the video description, Coleman is "known around the world as a shamanic, mo...
04:33 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Live-action 'Space Battleship Yamato' is still a dream come true
As a kid, I absolutely loved Star Blazers. When I discovered Space Battleship Yamato I was in heaven. Years after its release, as an adult, I learned about the 2010 live action SBY. This morning I'm ...
04:13 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing The horror of the black swallower, a deep sea predator
If you were a deep sea fish, you'd likely want to avoid the black swallower at all costs.Although this creature is relatively small, with a maximum length of 25 cm, the black swallower stands out for ...
04:04 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Guy drops wallet in Tokyo street to see what people will do
Paolo from Tokyo wanted to see if people in Tokyo are honest, so he set up a hidden camera and did things like drop a wallet on a busy sidewalk, leave a laptop and phone unattended in a coffee shop, a...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A snail investigates an outdoor camera
Inquisitive little thing! Video my gf sent me from her parents garden. Cross post from awwnverts The curious little eyestalks of a snail eclipse a garden gnome as the wee cephalo...
03:59 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing New fan edit of the 90s SUPER MARIO BROS movie restores 20 minutes of lost footage
There aren't many great movies inspired by video games. But even among of the worst of them, none stand out for their wild ambition quite like 1993's Super Mario Bros., a bizarrely surrealist cyberpun...
03:43 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this remake of a classic Japanese portable record player
Techmoan reviewed this reimagining of a 1980-era portable record player, the the Anabas GP-N3R. He says, "If you want a portable record player that looks like a suitcase and sounds about as good as on...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Testicle tattoo lands soldier in prison for 19 months
A soldier in Austria will spend 19 months in prison for the glorification of Nazism (and illegal firearms possession) after downing two bottles of whiskey and having his brother tattoo a swastika on h...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing The history of Laughing Sal, an animatronic funhouse lure
Have you met Laughing Sal before? If you have, you'll surely remember her wicked laugh, gap-toothed grin, and uncanny electronic motions. Laughing Sal, also referred to as "Laffing Sal, Laffin' Sal, S...
02:18 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Groove to this psychedelic McDonald's commercial from 1969
Today, I'm groovin' to this 1969 McDonald's commercial and its psychedelic theme song. Trip out with Ronald and his friends as they skip through the land of apple pie trees, past the giant hamburger c...
02:12 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Dear Leader Kim Jong Un declares K-Pop a "vicious cancer"
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called K-Pop a "vicious cancer", and declared it to be a threat to his country. According to the New York Times, Kim made the comments alongside a campaign against ...
02:06 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing The new FAST & FURIOUS board game looks like a more complicated version of LIFE
Here's the official setup for Fast & Furious: Highway Heist, a new board game from Funko based on the confoundingly successful movie franchise:Get ready for an exciting new mission based on the bl...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Who was Jack T. Chick, publisher of the best-selling comics in history
Chick tracts, originally made by Jack T. Chick, are pocket-sized evangelical comic books. Over 800 million tracts have been printed during Chick Publications (Jack T. Chick's company) first 50 years o...
01:10 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Building a jetpack for roller skates
We were promised jetpacks in the 21st century. Will you settle for jet skates?H/t Maker UpdateImage: Screengrab...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing This dot grid journal is a brilliant way to give bullet journaling a try
Sometimes, the world can bring back something that might have been headed for the dustbin of history if fate hadn't intervened. Case in point: journaling. While the art of chronicling your life a...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A boulder split in half
Splitting a boulder in two: from worldnewsvideo Using a centuries-old method of rock splitting, a man pounds away at the wedges bored into one side of a massive stone until a cra...
11:40 am GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Adam Savage builds a makerspace model out of foamcore
Adam is on the Board of Advisors for Fab House, a digital fabrication space and STEAM education facility being built in Glenville, an undeserved area of Cleveland, OH. To help them in their space plan...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, June 12, 2021
BoingBoing Get these refurbished Apple iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs now at up to 68% off
From tablets and laptops to desktop computers, you can always feel confident you're getting a quality piece of tech if there's an Apple name on it. Unfortunately, that level of security comes with a p...
10:48 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Angry gentleman has a fit over a painted Pride crosswalk
An angry gentleman did not take kindly to a rainbow crosswalk that Pride Month volunteers painted in Saskatoon, Canada this week. Like a silly Looney Tunes cartoon character, the exasperated cowboy wa...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Erasable pens and highlighters
PilotFrixion pensandhighlightershave hard plastic erasers. Rub them over the ink and the writing vanishes. Unlike a pencil eraser that wears away the paper, a Frixion eraser creates heat, rendering th...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Save 28% on Angels' Cup and get world-class coffee shipped to your door
We've all finally acknowledged that coffee isn't just a mug of flavored water you swig in the morning to perk up your day, right? The brewological arts have elevated in recent years. Sure, you can buy...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Prankster painted huge "Welcome to Perth" sign visible from planes arriving at Sydney Airport
Prankster Brad Heasman painted "Welcome to Perth" in huge letters on the roof of his warehouse that's visible from planes landing at Sydney International Airport. For those unfamiliar with Australia's...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Cool footage of "backwards waterfall" caused by strong winds
Winds were strong enough to blow water up and over a cliff, creating what looked like an upside-down waterfall. The footage was shot at Port Campbell National Park in Victoria, Australia by Daniel How...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a delightful animated brief history of the Devil
Satan only had a bit part in the Old Testament yet has enjoyed an outsized impact on culture. In this TED-Ed video, Brian A. Pavlac, King's College historian, author, and Episcopal priest (!) teaches ...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Who created the 1980s design aesthetic? A great video about the Memphis Group
The '80s design aesthetic is defined by bright pastel colors, bold overlapping patterns, and simple geometric shapes. This look originated with a group of mostly Italian-based designers who called the...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Racist Karen gives two teens a piece of her mind while destroying their Pride Month art
While two Tennessee teens were painting a mural to celebrate Pride Month, a homophobic and racist (of course) Marjorie Taylor Greene clone marched over with paint cans in her arms. "I'm comin' over ...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing The stupid expensive massage gun that ends my muscle spasms
My body is a disaster, this Theragun Pro really helps me out.Muscle spasms really, really scare me. Well managed and I can get through most nights without leaping from my bed to try and get weight on ...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Meet the man behind the laugh tracks of 1980s sitcoms
When I watched the Brady Bunch as a youngster, there was one particular deep guffaw that always caught my attention. I knew the laughs were pre-recorded but always assumed that there was just a laugh ...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Gripping oral history of the Pentagon Papers from the New York Times
In 1971, the New York Times published the Pentagon Papers, quite possibly the biggest journalistic scoop of the century. The classified government documents, leaked by RAND Corporation consultant Dani...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Caitlyn Jenner won't say whether she thinks Biden won the election
In yesterday's episode of The View, California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner managed to dodge every question asked of her. She also refused to say whether or not Biden was elected president. ...
03:41 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Passenger cruise results in 2 cases of COVID-19
Testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 led to the discovery that 2 passengers on a Celebrity Millennium cruise, the first major cruise to carry passengers from the United States since the pandemic ...
03:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Man attempts to relocate crow from roof of his car, resulting in The Birds
I hope Tippi Hedren is in the next scene....
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Woman catches a foul ball while holding a baby
I don't know if I could catch a baseball even if I were wearing a mitt. But here's a Padres fan who caught a foul ball while holding a baby. Kudos!...
03:22 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Here's the "Gray Rock" method for making narcissists go away
Narcissists create drama because they want attention. They can't stand the thought of being ignored. But sometimes ignoring them is not an option. If you must engage with a narcissist, Lifehacker says...
02:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch reporter tell anchor what to do, not realizing cameras are rolling: "Jessica, we are live"
Live TV can make for memorable on-air bloopers, and here is a fun example. An anchor on Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) asks sports reporter Jessica Kaimu a question about a fight in the Ukrai...
02:48 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Site promises to teach your parrot to recite the Communist Manifesto
Comrade Crackers promises "Parrot Praxis", which is to say, your bird will learn the entirety of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels' Communist Manifesto while you are out.Play this while you're gone. Retu...
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Anime Lord of the Rings in the works
Variety reports that an anime feature film based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is in production by Warner Brothers Animation.Veteran anime filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama, who helmed Netflix's "Ultra...
02:18 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch woman release bobcat from a foothold trap
This woman uses a shield to protect herself while rescuing a bobcat whose paw got stuck in a trap. The shield has a notch at the bottom so she can set the shield on the ground over the paw while she o...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Now that's a real doozy!
This 1935 Duesenberg is awfully fancy looking, but the word doozy pre-dates the short lived line of automobiles.Once the car to be seen in, now largely forgotten, the Duesenberg Motor Company existed ...
02:08 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch what happens when a group of people gets too close to a bison
These folks were in the wrong part of Yellowstone at the wrong time. As one Reddit wag said, things went from "bison" to "bye son" real quick. Click to expand ...
01:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Pop-Up Magazine takes to the streets of LA, SF and NYC
With the pandemic pressing pause on large indoor events Pop-Up Magazine had to re-approach their mission of sharing touching and informative stories in theater and auditorium settings, and instead too...
01:42 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Pre-release bug montage of Cyberpunk 2077 not unusual in game business
The epic open-world adventure Cyberpunk 2077 was released late last year in rough shape, packed with bugs and incomplete features. On PC it was mostly fine after a few patches, but console gamers got ...
01:19 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Republican lawmaker expelled from Oregon legislature after helping armed raiders enter state capitol
Rep. Mike Nearman, a Republican in the Oregon House of Representatives, was ejected from it Thursday over his part in an armed incursion there last year. The vote to expel him was 59-1; he was the onl...
01:16 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing The Amazing Randi debunked sweaty "magnetic" people
Sadly James Randi passed away before he could directly address these vaccine frauds, but here is a video of him exposing and explaining why sweaty folks aren't magnets and friction isn't 'magnetism.'W...
01:11 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Joe Biden's "smoking gun" and Elvis Presley's "odd sex life" in this week's dubious tabloids
An essential guide to this week's inessential newsIf it didn't happen, it's in this week's fact-challenged tabloids, which are rife with more speculation and supposition than usual – and a rare ...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Meet Jay-D, the fun electronics project that lets you build your own DJ mix table
If you're going to learn electronics, you might as well learn it in service to something fun. And if you're going to learn to DJ, you might as well learn something practical along with it. Because let...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Raspberry Pi case with a 3D maze on it
This Raspberry Pi 4 Case from Akasa has a fully-extruded three-dimensional maze on it. The product description boasts of all the other featuressilent fanless operation, programmable button, WiFi windo...
12:16 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Management hires hitmen to murder workers before they can unionize
From Radio Luxembourg (via Google Translate):Muriel M., at the head for nearly 30 years of a plastics processing company located near Oyonnax, has indeed sponsored a contract on the head of a " troubl...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing "Magnetized" nurse's demonstration of metal key sticking to her because of vaccine backfires
Just because someone has a medical degree does not preclude them from certain displays or statements of lunacy. Please recall disgraced former President Trump's physician, Harold Bornstein, may he res...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, June 11, 2021
BoingBoing Learn game development with 3 free courses and 30 courses for just $20
When you say you're ready to learn a new skill, how ready are you really? Sometimes, the urge prompts enough curiosity for an interested student to try a course or two. Or maybe you're the all-in type...
10:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Tiny bright flashlight
This inexpensiveLED flashlightis so tiny you have tosee itto believe it. But it's much brighter than my smartphone flashlight so I keep it with me in my pocket. It uses button cell batteries (included...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Meeting masturbator Jeffrey Toobin reinstated at CNN
Jeffrey Toobin, the CNN correspondent suspended after masturbating and exposing his genitals to colleagues during a zoom meeting, was today reinstated by the company. Heand hopefully not his peniswill...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing This razor blade dryer can help your favorite blades last more than a year
In the grand scheme of the universe, guys don't really have a ton to complain about when it comes to personal grooming and self-maintenance. Sure, there are always a few mostly minor inconveniences he...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch climber Akiyo Noguchi crawl across the ceiling
Watch human gecko Akiyo Noguchi at 4:33 in this video climb across a wall that's parallel to the ground. She'll be representing Japan at the 202[1] Tokyo Olympic games.From Olympics.com:Tokyo 2020 was...
07:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Naked Florida woman on a rampage in Outback Steakhouse
There's no evidence as to what set off 53 year-old Tina Kindred at the Outback Steakhouse in Ocala, Florida, but when police got there she started whipping liquor bottles at them and speaking incohere...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Re-entering society after 15 months in isolation
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. A few wee...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Rainbow lights replace pride flag banned by HOA
Memo Fachino his husband Lance Mier understood their HOA's rule that all 'opinion flags' had to be taken down, but found a clever and beautiful loop hole that still let them fly the colors.Reddit:Due ...
07:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Super reliable weed grinder
For several years, this Santa Cruz Shredder has been a fantastic grinder.I never thought of a weed grinder as wear item, but then I used to have several more discs separating the vertebrae in my spine...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Video: "Ring of fire" solar eclipse
There are stunning pictures and video of the morning solar eclipse that took place in the northern hemisphere Thursday. Unfortunately, for most Americans the "ring of fire" effect, when the moon block...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing In the Mindy Kaling's new Velma series, the character will be of East Asian descent and there's no Scooby Doo or Mystery Machine
Speaking at the virtual TV Kids Summer Festival 2001, Warner Bros executive Tom Ascheim just revealed several details about the forthcoming Velma animated TV series starring Mindy Kaling:"We have a no...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Mindy Kaling's new Velma television series: the character will be of East Asian descent and there's no Scooby-Doo or Mystery Machine
Speaking at the virtual TV Kids Summer Festival 2001, Warner Bros executive Tom Ascheim just revealed several details about the forthcoming Velma animated TV series starring Mindy Kaling:"We have a no...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Lockpicking lawyer meets a "Pickproof" lock
Always a favorite on Boing Boing, the Lockpicking lawyer calmly and cleanly opens just about everything he touches. It says PICKPROOF right on the face of this door lock, its gotta be good — rig...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Building the world's biggest and deepest swimming pool for science!
The Blue Abyss is a deep sea and space research training facility that will be constructed near the Cornwall Airport Newquay in England. Holding nearly 1.5 million cubic feet of water, the Blue Abyss ...
05:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Trailer for Netflix's animated He-Man reboot
Soundtracked by Bonnie Tyler's 1986 hit Holding out for a Hero, it is what it is!It plays it straightunlike She-Ra, guys never stopped watching the show and changing it would be sacrilegeous and suici...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Far-right chats lead to disbanding of German police unit
Police in Frankfurt, Germany have made the decision to disband the city's Special Task Force (SEK) after discovering far-right extremist messages among the Force's group chats. The Interior Minister f...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing An introduction to 5 Parsecs from Home, a new solo roleplaying game
Modiphius Entertainment has really been on a roll recently, with RPGs for Dune, Conan the Barbarian, Fallout, Star Trek, and John Carter of Mars. Recently, they released a very promising-looking solo ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Woman arrested at US border for smuggling 18 crocodile skulls and a single sloth
According to the Bangor Daily News, a Montreal woman was arrested at the US-Canada border in Highgate Springs, Vermont, after trying to smuggle the following items into the country:1 three-toed sloth1...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Everyone hates the Yugo, except these people who love it
Shortly after the Yugo was introduced in 1985 by then-Yugoslav corporation Zastava Automobiles, it became the most hated car in history. Consumer Reports thrashed the vehicle, writing that the engine ...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Dog ejected from car crash found days later at sheep farm, herding them
Tilly the dog was thrown through the back windshield of his owner's vehicle when it crashed into another car in Idaho on Sunday morning. Tilly's owner, Linda Oswald, spent the next 10 hours trying to ...
04:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Dungeons & Dragons web comedy series 1 for All
Truth be told, I have a love/hate relationship with RPG entertainment. I love the concept of making shows based on or around D&D and other RPGs, but I often find the results a bit squirm-worthy. T...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing $1700 mini electric Jeep knockoff reviewed
Alibaba is full of wonders, not least this $1350 ($1700 after shipping and customs) 1200W electric "Jeep" from Yongquin Liqian, which makes all sorts of similar vehicles. Micah Toll found someone who ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing The Fireflower is an architect-designed fire pit and grill, and it's over $90 off
A grill and fire pit are the virtual centerpieces of any summer outdoor event. Unfortunately, most end up being pretty haphazard structures, wood stacked on top of sand or dirt, all lit ablaze with th...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Mean mermaid blamed for fatal car crashes in Jamaica
Residents of St Catherine, Jamaica say that a bloodthirsty mermaid is responsible for a number of fatal crashes near a particular bridge crossing the Rio Cobre river. This week, a minibus driver was k...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Laughing gas is promising treatment for depression, according to new study
Nitrous oxide, aka laughing gas, aka whippets, is a promising treatment for depression, according to researchers from University of Chicago anaesthetist Peter Nagele and colleagues at Washington Unive...
02:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing How come no one told me about this Playskool Gilligan's Floating Island playset?
I would have been the perfect customer for this Gilligan's Floating Island playset frm 1970, but I didn't know about it until now. It's too late for me to buy it and I wouldn't want it now anyway. But...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing GQP Rep. Louis Gohmert asks US Forest Service if it can change the Moon's orbit to reverse global warming
Rep. Louis Gohmert (Q-TX)is a Very Stable Genius of the Trump variety. Here he is on video asking a U.S. Forest Service representative if she looking into having her department altering the Moon and E...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Strawberry Switchblade is one of my favorite 1980s bands
Strawberry Switchblade was the coolest. Formed in Glasgow, this Scottish new wave/pop duo composed of Rose McDowall (lead vocals) and Jill Bryson (vocals and guitar) formed in 1981. Strawberry Switchb...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a crane truck almost break the famous 11-foot-8 bridge
We love the 11-foot-8 bridge. If you were to ask us what the best bridge in the world is, we'd tell you it's 11-foot-8. We love it for its steadfastness, its loyalty to purpose, and its stalwart refus...
01:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Learn GitOps and why it's important with this 11-course training bundle
Not too long ago, you'd probably never heard of DevOps before. But over the past few years, this culture of automating and integrating software development and IT pros to build, test, and release apps...
01:17 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch an RV full of fireworks go up in flames
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Street People of Los Angeles (@streetpeopleoflosangeles)Citizen video linkAs we approach the 4th of July, I'd like to remind all Angele...
01:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing California cops suspended after beating up teen in mall
Four police officers in Glendale, California, three in plain clothes, were filmed beating up a suspect and were suspended from duty Wednesday. The 17-year-old victim, held against the floor and scream...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing $600 fine over gender reveal wildfire
April gave us the gender reveal IED, rattling windows and cracking basements in New Hampshire. May was not to be outdone, with a gender reveal wildfire leaving at least an acre of Alberta charred and ...
12:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Seattle has vaccinated 78% adults against covid, says mayor
Jenny Durkan, the mayor of Seattle, claims that the city was the first to reach the 70% Covid vaccination milestone touted by the Biden administration as its July 4 target for the nation.The first con...
11:32 am GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing How the mystery man from a forgotten Alternate Reality Game was found 15 years later
Some times ago I posted about Perplex City, an all-but-forgotten treasure-hunt/puzzle game and the mysterious man in a photograph who still haunted the last obsessive players, stuck on the game long a...
11:07 am GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists consider the lobster when it's high on cannabis
Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, Maine took the idea of "lobster pot" to its not logical conclusion: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Charlotte'...
11:07 am GMT - Thu, June 10, 2021
BoingBoing Brian Williams airs the political ad Fox News would not
Fox News decided not to show the political ad created by MeidasTouch despite the $185,000 the activist group offered. It's understandable though, the ad features truth about the January 6th Capitol ri...
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Kamala Harris' border remarks get the mini-musical treatment for a much better sound
During a week in which Vice President Kamala Harris faces criticism for not yet visiting the US-Mexico border, pianist Brandon Ethridge lightens up the mood with his latest mini-musical, "We've Been t...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch an unhinged Rudy Giuliani yell at a camera as if it's Joe Biden
Ex-president Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani is becoming more unhinged by the day. Just a week after peddling MyPillow products on a lame commercial that only aired on his own YouTube video, he ...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Karen Allen recounts filming 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
Karen Allen's Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark was amazing. Hollywood Reporter interviewed her for the 40th anniversary of the epic film.THR:Weeks after her first meeting with Spielberg, th...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Win a Mac, an iPad, a MacBook and a ton of Apple products in this free giveaway
We all live for those moments when we can upgrade our tech. The anticipation from unboxing a new phone, laptop, or tablet gives us an endorphin hit like no other. Of course, most of us don't have...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Simone Biles's superhuman gymnastics routine in slow motion
Last weekend, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles landed her seventh US Championship title. Below is her absolutely spectacular floor routine. Seen in extreme slow motion above, Biles appears superhuma...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing San Francisco: free summer concert series with Thundercat, X, SF Symphony, Ledisi, Tower of Power, and more
The Stern Grove Festival, now in its 84th year, embodies the diverse and joyful culture of San Francisco at its best: It's a series of summer Sunday concerts by musicians across myriad genres, takes p...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Minimalist and striking Bell & Ross watch's dial looks like a radar screen
High-end watch maker Bell & Ross have reissued their Red Radar model, first introduced a decade ago. I think it's absolutely fantastic. My only requests would be that one of the airplanes on the d...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Beech-Nut finds high arsenic levels in their baby rice cereal
Beech-Nut is recalling its infant rice cereal after the US Food and Drug Administration found higher-than-acceptable levels of arsenic in the product. The company has also decided to take their Single...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Those times the US military hoaxed the public about extraterrestrial contact
As we wait for the Pentagon'srelease of a reportcontaining "a detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence" collected by the US Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentifi...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing I've been waiting for a cheap wireless Switch controller. I found one!
I just ordered this super inexpensive wireless Switch controller. People seem to like it on Amazon. I'll review it after I use it for a while, but if you want to get one now while it's on sale be sure...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Truck with caged Sasquatch spotted crossing the country
A truck hauling a caged Sasquatch has been spotted on roads between Ohio and Colorado. The wooden crate with a barred window is spray-painted with warning messages about what's inside. And indeed, the...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Man attempts to get police cars to race but they aren't having it
The Ikea parking lot is no Thunder Road....
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Here's the easiest way to peel a canteloupe
I love learning new ways to easily and efficiently cut fruit. I will always be appreciative of the forgotten person who taught me how to cut a bell pepper (scroll down to see my instructions). Now I h...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Police Officer sued for flipping the car of a pregnant woman
Jacksonville, Arkansas police officer police officer Rodney Dunnrammed the car of a woman, who also happened to be pregnant, who was visibly looking for a safe place to exit the freeway, complying wit...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Tour of a 700-square-foot apartment in San Francisco that rents for $3850/month
Apartments in San Francisco were more expensive before the pandemic, but since then they've become affordable to childless couples with managerial positions at high tech companies. This one-bedroom ap...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Strange black substance on Maine beaches turns out to be millions of dead bugs
Over the last few days, beachgoers in Wells, Maine were surprised to find their feet stained black after walking in the sand, and scientists at the Department of Environmental Protection were baffled....
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Houston Methodist Hospital suspends 178 employees for failing to get vaccinated
A hospital in Houston, disappointed that 178 employees didn't take their patient's health first, has suspended them for two weeks. If the employees do not get vaccinated by June 21st, they will be ter...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch parachutist make an emergency landing in middle of an active soccer game
When his chute failed to open properly, a parachutist in Poland had to make an emergency landing on the safest flat ground he could find, which happened to be a soccer field. Fortunately he didn't col...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Val Demings running for Senate in Florida
Congressperson Val Demings of Florida has announced that she is running to unseat one of the Senate's most MAGA members Marco Rubio. ...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Why do certain people always show up at the top of your Instagram feed? Here's the official word from Instagram
Instagram (owned by Facebook) wrote a post to its blog explaining how its suite of algorithms works to decide what photos and videos to show you, and how you can take more control over what you see. M...
02:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing A curious Colorado bear won't take a hint when a man keeps telling it to leave
This bear really wants to hang out at a house in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and doesn't take a hint when told to leave. It even presses its snout against the sliding glass door as if it wants to com...
02:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing LA County Sheriff vows to empty Venice Beach encampments by July 4th
The first phase of the LA County Sheriff's surprise landing in Venice Beach is under way, and their homeless outreach team appears to be directly speaking with each individual living on the beach in a...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Apple's entire WWDC21 in 11 minutes
I watched this WWDC21 supercut in 5.5 minutes by playing it at 2X speed with closed captions on. There are lots of interesting new features coming in Apple software. My favorite is being able to store...
01:33 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch someone slap French president Emmanuel Macron in the face
Emmanuel Macron, elected on a liberal platform but veering hard to the right since, is president of France. On a meet-and-greet this week in Tain l'Hermitage, a member of the public gave him an open-h...
01:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Playdate, adorable 1-bit handheld game console, available for preorder next month
The Playdate (previously at BB), a handheld game console from Panic and Teenage Engineering sporting a 1-bit display and a hand crank, will be available for preorder in July. Also announced was a dock...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing These Ergopixel microphones can improve any podcast, stream, or Zoom meeting
For a majority of online users, video is king. The quality and impact of a strong visual can make all the difference. But once you couple that fantastic video clip with inferior audio, everything fall...
12:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: anti-vaccine crank tells public meeting that vaccines cause cutlery to stick to your head
In the footage below, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, an anti-vaxxer posing as an "expert" for the Ohio House Health Committee, claims that vaccines cause cutlery and other metallic items to stick to one's head....
12:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this video of nanny who 'turned out to be a predator' and get exactly what you were promised
"She says the condo… it just came alive and took him."...
11:52 am GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Joe Manchin's History of Democracy
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 each week's comic before it is published anywhere...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing This complete SwitftUI guide will teach you how to build apps for any Apple device
For the past two years, app developers have slowly been warming to the advantages of SwiftUI. Much like its other offerings, Apple sought to make this app development arena a be-all, end-all solution ...
12:06 am GMT - Wed, June 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Confused pastor gives homophobic sermon with one very odd line: "Heroes have calloused knees"
Louisiana's homophobic Pastor Tony Spell, who bashed "homo-effeminate, sissy preachers" in a recent hate-filled sermon, thought he was really struttin' his masculinity when he said "Heroes have callou...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Jerry Lewis and his son Gary sing The Beatle's "Help" on the 1965 episode of Hullabaloo
Gary (of Gary Lewis and the Playboys) joins dad Jerry to kick off the September 20, 1965 episode of Hullabaloo with a version of The Beatle's hit "Help." Also on the episode: Joannie Sommers performin...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing New York Times posts, then removes, article announcing discovery of watermelons on Mars
The above appeared not long ago at the Old Gray Lady [archive.org], who perhaps enjoyed a second sherry at lunch today. Bylined "Joe Schmoe", the article comprised of a stock photo of a watermelon and...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these large colorful porcelain bowls
I'm a fan of colorful plates, cups, and bowls, so when I saw this set ofsix porcelain bowlslast month on Amazon I bought them without first checking the size. (A rookie mistake!) Fortunately, they are...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing The age of living cheaply on Silicon Valley's money fire is over
The New York Times' Kevin Roose charts the exploding cost of services, such as Uber and Airbnb which were, until recently, a way to live "Balenciaga lifestyles on Banana Republic budgets" all thanks ...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing High school football coaches fired after allegedly forcing player who eats Kosher to eat pork
A high school head coach and six assistant coaches at McKinley Senior High School in Canton, Ohio were fired for forcing a football player to eat a pepperoni pizza. The student is a Hebrew Israelite w...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Napping herd of elephants is darling
This herd of elephants crossing China is pretty soothing to watch take a group nap.CBS shares a bit about how high the drone pilot kept his camera, so as not to disturb the super cute wild elephants....
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a huge sinkhole in Jerusalem open up and swallow cars
A massive sinkhole opened up yesterday in the parking lot of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Fortunately, there have been no injuries reported. From The Guardian:Israeli police, back...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing On Raiders of the Lost Ark's 40th anniversary, archaeologists dispel the movie's myths about their field
I fully admit that Indiana Jones was one of the sparks that led to me entering college as an archaeology major. I loved the idea of dragging myself all over this Earth looking for little bits of junk,...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Take this "Lying on the Internet" class to be your very best on social media
Welcome to Lying on the Internet, a creative writing class taught by Mr. Ronnie. This no-BS nuts and bolts class doesn't teach you "that stupid bullshit where you learn how to write a stupid poem or s...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing 41 tourists who stole sand from Sardinian beaches were fined up to $3,600 each
It's against the law to remove sand from the beaches of Sardinia. Tourists who either ignored the law or didn't know about it are paying the price. Customs police recently issued fines to 41 people wh...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing "Joints for Jabs": Washington state giving away weed to residents who get vaccinated
Washington state's Liquor and Cannabis Board approved licensed cannabis sellers to "provide one joint to adult consumers who receive COVID-19vaccination at an in-store vaccination clinic." Don't they ...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Washington introduces the 'Joints for Jabs' vaccination incentive program
In an attempt to get folks in Washington vaccinated for COVID-19, the state Liquor and Cannabis Board has authorized licensed weed shops to gift a free joint to card-bearing members of the vaccinated ...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Colorado auctioned 14 cannabis-themed license plate numbers ISIT420 sold for over $6k
The state of Colorado recently sold 14 cannabis-themed license plates at auction, including BONG," "STASH," "TEGRIDY," and "ISIT420," the last of which sold for $6,630.[via Reason]...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these giant power station cooling towers get demolished
This coal-fired power station in Staffordshire ceased operation exactly five years ago. Two days ago its four massive cooling towers were simultaneously taken down in a controlled demolition, captured...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Toktoker delights driver with secret gift of a Hot Wheels model matching his car
@need4zcars Finally did something I always wanted to do, I think he seemed pretty happy afterwards #fyp #cars #hotwheels #typeR #honda #civic #jdm #carpage FOLLOW ME HEHE – Gripping Quotes ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Tiktoker delights driver with secret gift of a Hot Wheels model matching his car
@need4zcars Finally did something I always wanted to do, I think he seemed pretty happy afterwards #fyp #cars #hotwheels #typeR #honda #civic #jdm #carpage FOLLOW ME HEHE – Gripping Quotes ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch someone slap French President Macron right in the face
A man slapped French President Emmanuel Macron while the politician was visiting La Drme in southeast France today."A man indeed tried to hit the President of the Republic," the Elysee told CNN. "We h...
02:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Bo Burnham welcomes us to the Internet in song (including lyrics so we can all join in!)
Bo Burnham sings "Welcome to the Internet" from his new Netflix special Inside. Here are the lyrics so you can sing along!"Welcome To The Internet"Welcome to the internetHave a look aroundAnything tha...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing This silly dog cries to get inside not realizing the glass door is actually wide open
It's usually closed sliding glass doors that cause the trouble when dogs and humans think they're open and crash right into them. But this poor doggo has it flipped, whining to get into a door that is...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing A conversation with Youtuber, writer, and independent artist Erick Landon
This interview presents a conversation with Youtuber, writer and independent artist Erick Landon about his YouTube channel: Erick Landon RPG.Jeffery Klaehn: Thanks so much for the interview Erick!!...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Fortnite Season 7: It's Aliens
A new season of Fortnite is here! Prepare for streamers to complain like crying babies, and a lot of cool new stuff to be introduced that doesn't work quite right! Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 remains ...
02:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing In 1838 Frenchwoman Henriette d'Angeville set out to climb Mont Blanc despite almost universal opposition
In 1838, Frenchwoman Henriette d'Angeville set out to climb Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, against the advice of nearly everyone she knew. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet ...
02:21 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Peter Cushing, horror movie icon, miniature wargaming enthusiast
Peter Cushing here at home is playing war games and crefting and painting his own model army (1956) pic.twitter.com/Wga0EMCEwc— Hammer Horror Films (@HorrorHammer1) June 7, 2021[H/t Peter Beberg...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Suspected road rage killers spotted by police at sushi restaurant
Police arrested 24-year-old Marcus Eriz and 23-year-old Wynne Lee yesterday in connection with last month's road rage shooting that killed a 6-year-old boy in California. Police watched the couple eat...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Crooks collared for using FBI's fake encrypted messaging platform learn the dangers of proprietary software
For years, people involved in organized crime have been using ANOM, a messaging platform boasting total secrecy for whatever you might be doing with it. Unfortunately for them, ANOM was created by the...
01:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Bluegrass Super Mario World
How perfectly suited the Athletic theme from Super Mario World is to bluegrass! Here the Hit Points performs a videogame classic at Grand Adventures Comics and Games in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The ar...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Save over $175 on this extended pop-up car tent for Father's Day
The road beckons. By this point in June, especially following the past year, it's practically calling out your name We're all itching to get out of our houses and go somewhere. In many cases, tha...
12:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing The sister she never met shares some uncanny similarities
Victoria Vorhees knew she was adopted but it wasn't until she took a 23andMe DNA test that she discovered she had a long-lost sister. She contacted Alyss Revae through the site and chatted and eventua...
12:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Danish PSA for wearing bicycle helmets is the best Viking movie in 63 years
This short film from the Danish Road Safety Council reminds all careful pillagers that a helmet is essential when visiting England....
11:55 am GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing ProPublica investigation finds ultra-rich pay almost nothing in federal income tax
The Three Percenters are a far-right group who love guns and Nazis, but the term would apply just as nicely to America's richest men, who pay about that rate in federal income tax due to legal loophol...
11:52 am GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing "The Last Jedi" and "The Rise of Skywalker" declared mediocre in court ruling
In the recent 9th Circuit US Court case involving ConAgra Foods Inc. and a class action settlement about the marketing of Wesson Oils, a brand formerly owned by ConAgra, as being "100% natural," the p...
11:33 am GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this Rashomon-style supercut of all the Order 66 scenes from STAR WARS
Someone cut together every Star Wars scene involving Order 66 Palpatine's failsafe code within the clone army to turn and kill the Jedi into a single, simultaneous, time-synched video. I saved that ...
11:14 am GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing India court moves to ban "cures" for sexual orientation
According to India's Bar and Bench, the Madras High Court has suggested a slew of comprehensive measures to remove prejudices against the LGBTQ+ community. Among these measures are suggestions for cha...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing Python may be the No.1 coding language soon. These courses can help you master it
There's a case to be made that after 50 years of coding creation and innovation, programmers have finally found consensus on the single coding language that will one day rule them all: Python. Fr...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, June 8, 2021
BoingBoing The obscenity of a flower 100 years later
Upon completing the latest music video for our quarantine project, Dark Side Of Light, we were shocked, but maybe not surprised, to see it immediately red-flagged by the various big tech companie...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Jumpstart a graphic design career with this 12-course Adobe CC deep dive
The Adobe Creative Cloud can do just about anything in the realm of digital creation. With all that artistic power, it's not uncommon for new users to feel overwhelmed by that embarrassment of creativ...
10:37 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Newsmax rejected GQP Matt Gaetz, who wanted to be "media personality," spokesperson for website says
Rep. Matt Gaetz (Q-FL) had fancy dreams in March, thinking he might drop out of politics to become a "media personality," as reported by Axios. One source told Axios that Gaetz had even reached out an...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Interview with Dark Fusion Metal Belly dancer Diana Bastet
Photo is copyright 2021 by Diana Bastet. Use is courtesy of Diana Bastet.Diana Bastet is a Dark Fusion dancer, Metal belly dancer and designer who is internationally known for her dance performance v...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Racist Karen from viral May incident is recognized and teased
Remember the racist Karen last month who lied about being assaulted by two Black woman after one of them dropped her portable charger? The Karen who took the dropped charger, threatened to call the po...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Lego Mindstorms robot plays ukulele
This is a cool project from FuzzyBrick, who make a Lego Mindstorms robot to make chords on the fretboard and strum the strings. Now I want them to make one that plucks out the melody![thanks, Gary!]...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Anonymous warns Elon Musk
Anonymous, the decentralized hacktivist movement well known for coordinated cyberattacks "against several governments, government institutions & government agencies, corporations, and the Church o...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Tasty coffee additive
Someone recently made me a hot drink containing cinnamon, espresso, oat milk, and lion's mane mushroom powder, and it was delicious. Now I make my own, usingKOS Organic Lion's Mane Powder. I use one i...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Here's how the U.S. will cease to have a democratically elected government
Timothy Synder is a Yale University history professor and the author of the excellent short book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. He's an expert on the history of fascism and to...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing This animal was revived after being frozen for 24,000 years
This is a bdelloid rotifer, a common microscopic animal that lives in freshwater all over the world. But the one seen here is unique in that it was frozen in Arctic permafrost for 24,000 years and jus...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing In a secretly recorded video, GOP Oregon lawmaker tells protesters how he will help them enter closed state Capitol
Oregon state lawmaker Rep. Mike Nearman (R) was charged last month with first-degree official misconduct and second-degree criminal trespass for opening the back door to the closed state Capitol to al...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing GOP Rep. Mo Brooks tweets his Gmail password for all to see
Rep. Mo Brooks (RAL), who was served with a lawsuit by Rep. Eric Swalwell (DCA) over the weekend for his involvement in the Capitol insurrection, idiotically shared his Gmail password, as well as a pi...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Jeans that look like you're wearing a glitch in the matrix
South Korean designers LEJE created these curious jeans that look like you're wearing a glitch in the matrix. The style above are called "Slash" Jeans while the below are dubbed "L" Pants. It is not c...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Laziest attempt at fake carpool passenger ever
We lovepostingabout drivers putting mannequins in the passenger seat to drive in the HOV lane without getting nabbed by the fuzz. This is one of the laziest examples we've seen but also one of the cre...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing In op-ed Manchin says he will vote against the For the People Act because it doesn't please the same GOP that supported the attempted coup in January
The first sentence of Joe Manchin's (D?-WV)op-ed for The Charleston Gazette-Mail starts off on a promising note: "The right to vote is fundamental to our American democracy and protecting that right s...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch squirrel enjoy bounty of nuts after it sets off Rube Goldberg machine
Creezy on YouTube says he had to wait 14 hours before a squirrel finally went for the bait nuts glued onto a domino setting off this backyard Rube Goldberg "chain reaction machine." Creezy hid in th...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Disney's animatronic Spider-Man flies thru the air
Inside the Magic shares a report from the new Disney Avenger's Campus. It seems Spider-Man makes a really great entrance, reliant on new top-of-the-line Animatronics. View this post on Instagr...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing To end cybercrime we must stop using computers, says ex-President Trump
Widely recognized as a social media savant, before being banned, technology expert and former President of the United States Donald Trump notes that computer use is responsible for cybercrime, and wit...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing This duck gets a 3D printed leg, and the owner and maker get emotional about the results
Waddles the duck received a 3D printed leg and now everyone is happier....
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a timelapse of ants eating a watermelon
I always enjoy Temponaut Timelapse's videos of ants and other small creatures crawling all over a piece of food and making it disappear. I wonder what kind of similar timelapse he could do with people...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing People can learn to echolocate like bats in just ten weeks
We've posted several times about how people who are blind who have learned how to "see" and navigate the world using echolocation like bats, shrews, and whales. The skill involves ...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Jeff Bezos is going to space next month
Blue Origin (and Amazon) founder Jeff Bezos will head to space next month and likely back after an 11 minute flight. He's taking one of the cushy seats aboard the New Shepard suborbital spacecraft exp...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Mom pretending to be 13-year-old student at daughter's middle school arrested
A 30-year-old El Paso, Texas mom who posed as a 13-year-old and pretended to be a student at her daughter's school has been arrested. Wearing a Marvel hoodie, tight jeans, large glasses and a face mas...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Naomi Wolf suspended from Twitter over Covid conspiracy theories
Dr. Naomi Wolfonce revered as a feminist author but lately more well-known for startling factual errors and conspiracy theorieswas finally banned this weekend from Twitter after describing vaccines as...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Camtasia helps you create stellar videos that don't require a ton of time or money
You don't need the combined resources of Industrial Light and Magic and a team of hundreds to complete a short digital video for a presentation or social post. And even without that extended cast or a...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Oldest chimp in U.S. zoo dies at 63
San Francisco Zoo reported the death of Cobby, a "much-loved primate" and 1960s TV star who was 63 years old. Cobby was the oldest chimp in the U.S., reportedly.In 2015, an Australian filmmaker making...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing GOP Rep. Mo Brooks served with lawsuit over his role in Jan. 6 sacking of U.S. capitol
House Representative Mo Brooks (R-Al.) was finally served this weekend with a lawsuit, filed by one of his Democratic colleagues, claiming that he took an active role in facilitating the Jan. 6 sackin...
12:11 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Science: puppies understand human stuff even if they've never met us
Scientific American reports a study that shows 8 week old puppies already respond to social cues that humans give them, such as pointing at food hidden under cups. It's the "most adorable study of the...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing Philadelphia nude bike ride 2021: Mask required
Tops, bottoms and undergarments need not be worn in the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride, but wearing a mask is the article of clothing that is a must. via AP:The city lifted most of its COVID-19 rules t...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, June 7, 2021
BoingBoing The Simple One-Hitter and Dugout make quick, on-the-go smoking easier than ever
It's a new day for herb smoking. Nobody wants to just carry around a dirty, smelly old pipe anymore. Now that quick hit pipes are everywhere, smokers are looking for subtle, compact, yet efficient mea...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 6, 2021
BoingBoing Save an extra 20% on wallets and multitools for Father's Day
Let's just get this out of the way first. We know giving a wallet or a keychain to your dad on Father's Day probably instinctively feels like a failure. You couldn't come up with something better so y...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 6, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the "Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults" VHS from 1994
Today I came across this handy-dandy one hour and fifteen minutes long "Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults" VHS, from 1994. This tape will tell you everything you need to know about the many hazar...
05:26 pm GMT - Sun, June 6, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Trump's stunning decline in this low-energy speech
The former guy has dementiapass it on! pic.twitter.com/iQGB6decST— Andrew (@TheRealAndrew_) June 6, 2021Many people are making fun of Trump's droopy pants, but we refuse to sag to that level. In...
05:01 pm GMT - Sun, June 6, 2021
BoingBoing Take a tour of this deserted Japanese village populated with scarecrows
Take a virtual tour through the Japanese village of Nagoro, home to 200 scarecrows and 29 humans. Nagaro was once a thriving town, but over time most people left to get jobs in the city. A woman named...
04:48 pm GMT - Sun, June 6, 2021
BoingBoing Reddit's r/coolguides is a how-to goldmine
The r/coolguides page on Reddit has lots of fun and useful stuff to browse through from guides on wilderness survival to vintage instructions about talking on the telephone. I hope I never actually ne...
03:42 pm GMT - Sun, June 6, 2021
BoingBoing Zig Zag is an electrifying new sci-fi zine
Zig Zag is an electrifying new sci-fi zine by British artist Will Sweeny. I love his alien-like creatures paired with the glowing, psychedelic color palette of his drawings. This trippy story is about...
03:21 pm GMT - Sun, June 6, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy these surreal "One Minute Movies" by The Residents
One Minute Movies is a short film written by and starring The Residents. The Residents are an avant-garde music group (one of my all-time favorites) and an art collective. I've always loved the multim...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 6, 2021
BoingBoing Get Dad ready for the outdoors with 20 Father's Day deals on essential camping items
Between Father's Day, the start of summer travel season, and the loosening of COVID restrictions, this moment couldn't be more perfectly suited to outfit Dad for a journey into the great outdoors.If y...
05:33 am GMT - Sun, June 6, 2021
BoingBoing Lemonade wants to make sure vet bills don't cripple you with pet insurance starting at $10 a month
Almost 7 out of every 10 households in America own a pet. That's roughly about 85 million homes where a furry, feathered or even scaly friend rules the roost. Even with all those pets running around, ...
02:35 am GMT - Sun, June 6, 2021
BoingBoing TwistedBrush Pro gives digital artists full control of their canvas for $50
Art and design apps really run the gamut. Users can try one of those underpowered, under-producing, almost freebie programs that they quickly find don't really cut it for a true digital art profession...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing For under $35, this Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse might change your mind about how you compute
As much as you love your computer, you can be honest here and just admit it — you kinda hate your keyboard.Don't be afraid to say it. For most manufacturers, keyboards are definitely a lost art,...
07:01 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this trippy optical illusion
I can't stop staring at this optical illusion that I came across today. Each ball is traveling back and forth in a straight line, but as more balls are added, they begin to look like they are bouncing...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy these episodes of the groundbreaking 1980s show, New Wave Theatre
Watch episodes 1-25 of the experimental music TV show New Wave Theatre on archive.org. New Wave Theatre was broadcast locally in the Los Angeles area during the early 80s as part of the late-night var...
05:01 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing A barbeque with proprietary charcoal
Spark Grills makes a super cute, very convenient BBQ with a heart of coal. Proprietary charcoal.I can't even believe that 'proprietary charcoal' is a thing I am writing about outside of a dystopian sh...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing Mischievous stowaway bat caused a flight to turn around for an emergency landing
This mischievous stowaway bat caused an Air India flight from New Delhi to the United States to turn around for an emergency landing. The video shows the lively chiroptera having fun and flying around...
04:14 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing The new LEGO Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid
This LEGO reproduction of the nefarious Imperial Probe Droid is wonderful. This new 'collectible' 683 piece Imperial Probe Droid comes with a Hoth-based display stand, and some clear LEGO to make it l...
04:04 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing Dog meets butterfly
Dawwww. Goldens are the most doggy of dogs.However, there is only one Air Bud."Aint no rules that the dog can't play." ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this cartoon about the Orwellian life of a man whose sole job is to push buttons
Shadow Puppets by Chuck Gamble is a 10-minute animation about the "Orwellian life of a man whose sole job is to push buttons and discovers freedom by making shadow puppets. (Letterboxd)" Animated in ...
03:44 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing Son makes a documentary about his QAnon-infected mother
Sean Donnelly is an animator and filmmaker. In this touching, sad, and kind of terrifying video, he chronicles his mother's descent into the madness of QAnon conspiracy theories.Image: Screengrab...
02:41 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing Jac Mac and Rad Boy Go! is an insanely cool animated cartoon from the 1980s
Director Wesley Archer's Jac Mac and Rad Boy Go! is an insanely cool animation that aired on both the '80s late-night program Night Flight and MTV's Liquid Television. This animated short tells the st...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing These grills, knives, and other kitchen steals are all Father's Day must-haves
Father's Day doesn't have to just be about Dad, you know. Of course, it wouldn't be bad to show the old man some love on his big day. But if Father's Day can also turn into a big day for you too, well...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing Worldwide art-n-seek event Game of Shrooms draws closer
One of the all-time highlights of 2020 for me was running around and finding mushroom-themed art that folks had hidden for Attaboy's Game of Shrooms. This free art-n-seek event returns Saturday, June ...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, June 5, 2021
BoingBoing Setapp has all the best Mac and iOS apps together in one place, all for less than $70
Apps. We love 'em. But man, we're really, really fickle about 'em too.As a planet, we downloaded 218 billion apps last year. But once we've got 'em…well, that's another story entirely. Only 1 in...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Here's a "Third Eye" that helps keep smartphone zombies alive
Anyone holding a smartphone could use an extra eye to help keep them alive as they screen-blindedly go about their daily business. So postgraduate student Paeng Min-wook from South Korea has stepped u...
08:20 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki finds a new way to deal with Peter Doocy and it's the most humorous yet
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has finally had it with Fox "News" reporter Peter Doocy, and her response today to yet another one of his squirrelly questions is her most entertaining so far. Wh...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Train to pass prime CompTIA and Cisco certifications with these online classes
We don't want to freak anybody out here. But if you're thinking about becoming an IT professional with a handful of top-notch certifications to back up your training, that's easier said than done.Thou...
07:34 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing The "greatest" dumb Internet videos
Polygon's editors curated a list of The Greatest Achievements in Dumb Internet Video "to define a canon of funny videos created for the vast expanse of the internet. Ignoring nostalgia and their viral...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: This sleeping pup morphs into a demon when it's time to wake up
Eddie is an 8-year-old Yorkie mix who does not like waking up. In fact, he hates it so much he channels his inner demon every morning when his human, Lisa Mattuchio, patiently tries to get him out of ...
05:23 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing I ditched lightning cables by using wireless charging pads instead
I got tired of buying Lightning cables, which break frequently, so I decided to try awireless charger padfor my iPhone 12 Mini (most newer phones can be charged wirelessly). This one is very thin, has...
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Jimmy Kimmel asks people to ID Jill Biden and the answers are hilarious
If you think everyone in the United States knows what Dr. Jill Biden, and even her husband President Joe Biden, look like, you're living in a bubble. To honor the First Lady's 70th birthday, the crew ...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Man fleeing cops unknowingly tried to hide inside the police station
In the South East England town of Ayelsbury, police were following a suspect in his vehicle when he suddenly stopped, jumped out, and ran. He ran toward a building to hide inside. Unfortunately, that ...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing MSNBC: "Trump is fixated on sham GOP audit in Arizona" and expects to be reinstalled as President this summer
MSNBC spoke with Professor Jen Golbeck "who monitors the dark corners of the web where things like QAnon lurk." Brian Williams Washington Post reports Donald Trump has been fixated on that Republican ...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Driver crashes into backyard and plows through a swimming pool
This driver plowed through a backyard fence and smashed her car into a swimming pool. After a moment she gets out and puts her hands on her hips as if she's trying to understand how that pool suddenly...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing This voice-activated gadget is made to torment your upstairs neighbors
This man built a wireless device that produces an annoying sound when you say "Hey Google, turn on the tallywhacker." The gadget is attached to the ceiling. It consists of an Arduino microcontroller, ...
03:19 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing A lost 1970s wallet with lots of cools stuff in it is returned to its owner 46 years later
Tom Stevens, an employee helping to restore an old movie theater in Ventura, California, found a wallet in a crawl space that was stuffed with all kinds of 20th century relics, including a $5 Grateful...
03:19 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing A lost 1970s wallet with lots of cool stuff in it is returned to its owner 46 years later
Tom Stevens, an employee helping to restore an old movie theater in Ventura, California, found a wallet in a crawl space that was stuffed with all kinds of 20th century relics, including a $5 Grateful...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch "Boogie Before Bedtime," a delightful aerobics TV clip from 1986 with a Pink Floyd soundtrack
BetaGems curates interesting and unusual video treasures found in an archive of 1000+ Beta format videotapes from the 1980s and 1990s. The above clip is from a TV exercise program called Boogie Before...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Gorilla doesn't want its friend to flip down its lower lip
Two gorillas have a disagreement over whether its polite to keep one's lower lip flipped down. Video here....
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Gorilla annoys his friend with silly facial expression
Two gorillas have a disagreement over whether its polite to keep one's lower lip flipped down. Video here....
02:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Man catches fantastic and rare albino catfish in Missouri river
Kevin Markway caught this fantastic and rare albino catfish on the Missouri River. "Like other albino wildlife, albino blue catfish are rare," the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) commented i...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a delivery person stand up for their right to deliver a package without harassment
View this post on Instagram A post shared by @lostsoulcouriercollectiveThis brave and awesome delivery person knows his rights and stands up for himself and everyone else. Why this...
02:06 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Steam offers an offensive videogame on homelessness
This morning I woke up to find an email from Steam offering me a deal on a video game called Garbage, which touts it self as a tongue and cheek send up of homelessness.In Garbage, you can experie...
01:51 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Pentagon's UFO report: no evidence of extraterrestrials, but can't eliminate the possibility either
Later this month, the Pentagon willrelease a reportcontaining "a detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence" collected by the US Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unident...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing ProWritingAid isn't just a copy editing program. It's a true guide to becoming a better writer.
While the services of a trained and experienced editor to help correct errors and smooth out copy is worth its weight in gold, their talents aren't just about fixing typos and adjusting tense agreemen...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing A new investigation from the Trace shows that the ATF rarely enforces the law
A few years ago, an investigation from The New York Times revealed how the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had a basically unrestricted checkbook, which was fragrantly abused by...
12:35 pm GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing 44 people arrested for attending same-sex marriage
Police in Nansana, Uganda have arrested 44 people who organized and attended a same-sex marriage on Monday. According to Luke Owoyesigyire, a spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan Police, a tip wa...
04:55 am GMT - Fri, June 4, 2021
BoingBoing Better productivity requires a full brain overhaul. This training can help make it happen.
The numbers prove it — the American worker is actually getting the job done against some very long odds. Since the late '50s, the productivity of the average American worker is up more than...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing This deep-dive course package can teach you American Sign Language for under $20
A Chicago-area kindergarten teacher is teaching it to her young students. A new AI-driven game is teaching it to families. And Apple is recognizing it with staff support in all of its retail outlets.O...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Rudy Giuliani is now pushing products in a MyPillow ad and it's truly depressing
My, have the mighty fallen. With former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani falling deep into debt with "mounting legal bills," the ex-personal attorney to Trump is now peddling MyPillow products. He pretend...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Bride dies at wedding, groom marries her sister instead
Last week in the city of Etawah, Western Uttar Pradesh, India, a bride named Surabhi reportedly died of a heart attack just as her wedding ceremony began. Shortly after, Surabhi's sister married the g...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing If you're allergic to seafood, do not eat cicadas. If you're not, here are recipes.
As the plague of 17-year cicadas descends across the eastern and midwestern United States, some people have decided that they are low-carb, gluten-free delicacy. This insectivore trend spurred the US ...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch one of the world's fastest dogs run, and it's not a Greyhound
This is a Saluki, a hunting dog originally bred by nomadic desert tribes in the Arabian Peninsula to hunt gazelle. Salukis are sighthounds which means the hunt using their sight and speed as opposed t...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing North Carolina county bans Coke machines in support of restrictive Georgian voting laws
A North Carolina county has evidently decided that Coca-Cola is too far left for them.NY Post:Surry County has voted to ban all Coca-Cola vending machines in its office buildings over backlash to the ...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing The odd tricks that make processed foods taste like they "should"
Flavorists are chemists who concoct magical additives to make pear ice cream, banana pudding mix, and black cherry energy bars that taste how we think fresh cherries should taste, even though what we'...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing This huge sinkhole in Mexico is growing, threatening to swallow the house right next to it
A gigantic sinkhole in Santa Maria Zacatepec, about 80 miles from Mexico City, has grown from 5 yards to 75 yards since the weekend, threatening to swallow the nearby house seen in the video. The resi...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing The artist Grimes doesn't vibe on farming
@grimes A.I. Is the fastest path to communism #ai #communism #farming Vivaldi – Spring – Allegro – Essential Band Are a lot of communists resisting AI? It sounds as if this pers...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Brain-frying energy weapons actually do exist, say scientists who would know
Since 2016, American and Canadian diplomats at an embassy in Havana, Cuba and US consulates and elsewhere have suffered neurological problems thought to have been caused by a mysterious directed energ...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a dildo fly in on a drone to interrupt a humorless mayoral candidate's speech in New Mexico
As Manuel Gonzales, candidate for Albuquerque mayor, was speaking at a campaign event in New Mexico, he was upstaged by a vibrating sex toy dangling from a drone. Someone from the audience comically a...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Superman impersonator less powerful than an autobs
This Superman can take a hit, but perhaps should look to more safely demonstrate his power.This remains my favorite Superman moment. Superman II's Kryptonians had real style....
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing This appealing timer is great for the Pomodoro Method of doing work
The Pomodoro Method is a good way to beat procrastination. You make a bargain with yourself to focus on a task for 25 minutes, with a 5-minute reward at the end to take a break and do anything you'd l...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Blinkist crunches a best-selling book or even popular podcasts down to only 15 minutes
Every once in a while, a company debuts a new product or adds a new feature and you think, "Wow…now that's a really smart idea."For nearly a decade, Blinkist has been one of the companies at the...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Wild police chase to take down driver with 500k of cocaine
A Birmingham driver, who was transporting 500k of cocaine in his fancy BMW i8, shouldn't have driven on the shoulder of the freeway to beat the traffic, especially not in front of a cop. His mistake r...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Drama queen husky doesn't want to be washed so it tries to bury the garden hose
This husky made a noisy show about not wanting a shower. As soon as its owner sprayed it with a bit of water it ran away, howled in protest, and then tried to bury the hose....
04:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Utah girls, 9 and 4, take and crash parents car on their way to California to swim in the ocean
Two sisters in Utah, ages 9 and 4, fantasized about heading to California where they could swim in the ocean. But as kids do, their imaginations got away with them. While their parents were sleeping, ...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing 10,000 volunteers drop out of Tokyo Olympics
Fewer than three percent of people in Japan have been vaccinated. With the Tokyo Olympics just weeks away, that's giving volunteers the heebie-jeebies. AP reports that "10,000 out of the 80,000 unpaid...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing GOP's Adam Kinzinger repeatedly hits Trump with an insult he hates most: "loser"
When an interview runs 17 minutes long, there will most likely be a few flat moments. But in this chat between CNN's Anderson Cooper and Kinzinger later joined by reporter Dana Bash every minute is ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing US Army apologizes for invading a cooking oil factory in Bulgaria
US special forces mistakenly storm a factory producing machinery for olive oil during #NATO drills in #Bulgaria. The owner has filed a law suit pic.twitter.com/3NRM558Q7g— Dilyana Gaytandzhieva ...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Three-year-old piano prodigy will play at Carnegie Hall
Brigitte Xiewill perform Mozart at Carnegie Hall this November as part of theAmerican Protg International Music Talent Competition. She's three years old, but will turn four in June.Fox 5 has a video....
02:19 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing "In" is a gorgeous graphic novel about trying to find genuine human connections
I miss people.I like being around people, but I'm not always great at actually socializing with them. I hover around the edges of the room, unsure of what to do, heart racing with every missed opportu...
01:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Obama marriage crisis and new China plague in this week's dubious tabloids
An essential guide to this weeks inessential news...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing If your favorite evil sci-fi corporations had new rainbow logos for Pride month
Changing your corporate logo to a rainbow flag is easy. Building genocidal robots, or tricking your workers into harvesting xenomorph bioweapon larvae for you? That takes hard work.pic.twitter.com/uLq...
01:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Cheerios responds to comedian's F-bomb challenge
John Oliver issued a tough challenge to Cheerios as he went on a cereal rant on "Last Week Tonight". He called out the industry for failing to put out any new cereals of interest in years. Specificall...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Bigoted teacher uses God as excuse for disrespecting his trans students
Byron "Tanner" Cross, a PE teacher in Virginia, is refusing to comply with a school policy to refer to students by their preferred pronouns, referring to the policy as "abuse to a child."We condemn sc...
02:18 am GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing This $30 training has step-by-step guides for launching your own cryptocurrency
After almost 8 years, Dogecoin is a thing? Yes, it really is. Once inspired by the Doge meme as a joke, it now has backers like Elon Musk singing its praises. Sure, it all sounds ridiculous, but ...
01:33 am GMT - Thu, June 3, 2021
BoingBoing Life hack: Here's a simple but effective way to get rid of fruit flies
Here's a cool Lifehacker hack for a fruit fly trap just in time for summer. If flies still linger after doing the obvious tossing overripe fruit, taking out the trash, cleaning up, and cooling down t...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing A chicken scolds a hen who doesn't know where her egg is supposed to go in this funny video
When a confused hen doesn't notice one of her eggs is misplaced, sitting out in the open right under her beak, another chicken comes over and shows her how it's done, giving it a good deep shove under...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing This liquor-filled piata will make you the life of any party
Lately, it feels like there hasn't been much to celebrate (mostly because people suck), but that may just be because you're not going to the right parties. Sure, anyone can throw a backyard BBQ or a s...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Terry Riley: A rare streaming concert on June 5 to benefit India COVID-19 relief
On June 5, the legendary minimalist composer Terry Rileywhose work continues to massively impact ambient, experimental, EDM, and even rock musicwill perform online to raise funds for COVID-19 relief i...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing NPR's Guide to Gender Identity Terms
NPR, with help from GLAAD and a whole bunch of others, has put together a guide to gender identity terms, and how to use them.Issues of equality and acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people alo...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing School evacuated due to bobcat which wasn't
In Scranton, Pennsylvania yesterday, West Scranton High School authorities viewing live surveillance video spotted a bobcat prowling around the school. They instantly evacuated the campus and called i...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Terrifying head-on jet ski collision that's only OK to watch because somehow nobody was injured
"Luckily no one was injured and the only casualty was a Sea-Doo," according to the description of the following delightful video recorded in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: ...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Retired major general of US Army: "Michael Flynn should be court-martialed for treason"
Over the weekend, Trump's former national security Michael Flynn agreed that it was a good idea to "stage a Myanmar-style coup in the United States." Now United States Army retiree Major General Paul ...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Outcomes of the RIAA's failed war on digital music
Remember when people were being sued for stealing musics with the Napster? Oh, those were the days!I happily gave 20 minutes to this fantastic recap documenting how the internet did not kill music. I ...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing This little desk is great for working in bed or on a couch
I bought a small desk so I could work in bed and on the couch. It came pre-assembled and is sturdy. I can adjust the height and angle, and it has rubber stops along the bottom edge to keep my computer...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Judge says no to Florida man's "stand your ground" defense for killing an iguana
In Lake Worth, Florida, PJ Nilaja Patterson, charged with animal cruelty for "beating, dragging, and kicking" a 3-foot iguana that died due to its injuries, attempted to have his case dismissed under ...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Attempting to gun down a puppy, a Texas woman gutshot her own 5-year-old son
A woman in Texas apparently felt the need to draw a pistol and open fire on a charging 6 month old Boxer puppy, sending a ricochet into her 5-year-old son. The gun-totting 24-year-old Texan mother, An...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing This adorable wolf pup tries out first howls but can't make it happen
A couple of weeks ago we saw a surprisingly loud 4-week-old wolf pup in Minnesota as it tried out some new howls. But the same can't be said for its Northwoods mate above. As hard as the baby wolf tri...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Texas sponsor of restrictive voting bill gets brutally fact-checked on live TV
Texas Republican Bryan Hughes, lead sponsor of the proposed restrictive voting bill, tries to claim there are "hundreds of open cases" of voter fraud in the [email protected] shuts that down...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Bodycam footage shows deputies closing in on San Jose mass shooter, who kills self as they approach
Bodycam footage from the police who arrived on the scene of the San Jose mass shooting. (Note: you'll hear the shot of the suspect killing himself and see his blurred body) pic.twitter.com/WRoSJjH...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Why hasn't the Maserati driver in D.C. who shot a woman for cutting him off been arrested yet?
On May 21, Washington DC police issued a bulletin seeking the public's assistance in identifying a driver who shot and injured another driver for cutting him off. The suspect and vehicle, described as...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Why hasn't the Maserati driver in D.C. who shot a woman for cutting him off been arrested yet? [UPDATE]
[UPDATE 6-2-21 3:41pm PT: From DC Police Twitter account: 42 year-old Kenneth Miles Davis Jr., is wanted for an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on 5/19/21, in the 1600 bloc...
03:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Donald Trump's feeble blog has already shut down permanently
Less than a month after Donald Trump slapped together his makeshift blog, "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump," it was put down today permanently. "It will not be returning," his senior aide, Jason Mil...
02:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Overconfident gentleman shows how to inflate a large tire by igniting gasoline in it
This guy sure acts like he's done this before. Watch as he pours gasoline into an uninflated tractor tire as his compatriot sticks an air compressor hose into the crack between the hub and the tire. H...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watching someone juggle from above delivers the magic of a new perspective
As a kid, I learned the very basics of juggling from John Cassidy's classic Juggling for the Complete Klutz. I can still (barely) keep three balls aloft for about 15 seconds today, just enough to pret...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing California Senate approves psychedelic decriminalization bill
The state Senate of California passed SB-519, which makes it lawful to possess magic mushrooms, LSD, ketamine, MDMA, and other psychedelic drugs. It would also repeal the law prohibiting the cultivati...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Florida deputies in shootout with 12- and 14-year-old children who ran away from religious foster home. Sheriff says pair are "evil"
Two runaway children, aged 12 and 14, broke into a home in Volusia County, Florida, where they found an arsenal of weapons including shotguns and an AK-47. Volusia County Sheriff's deputies surrounded...
02:23 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Big beef jerky is ripping you off
This entertaining gentleman makes beef jerk after a fun rant wherein he does simple math. I have long wanted to try making beef jerky, and old friend of mine Fred used to make the most amazing beef je...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this dog and deer racing each other like best friends
from Deer GIFsEven though they're separated by a fence, this dog and deer have a lot of fun running back and forth in the backyard. I wonder how they got to know each other in the first place?...
01:52 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Bestselling single from every decade, 2010s to 14,000 B.C.
It's always nice to revisit the classics ,such as Zadok The Priest (Club Edit) and Cher's 1580 hit I Turned Back Time. By Adrian Gray and Archie Henderson....
01:36 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Posh drill rapper
Exactly as promised by my headline: "Mmmm. Riding 'round in a Rover." And later, Hobbits. The Guardian recently profiled comedian Munya Chawawa, the genius at work.Young, Black, bold and political, th...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing The true history of a small mistake that made scientists screw up COVID aerosols
Before this COVID-19 pandemic began, most people weren't concerned about the differences between "aerosols" and "droplets." Through those first few months (even before things got bad), we were told to...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Learn MATLAB, ETABS, and more with this structural engineering training package
Programs like MATLAB and ETABS, as useful as they are to learn for a variety of reasons, are also notoriously difficult to master or even reach a working fluency with. Certain people go off to college...
12:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: The magic of a Sisyphus Table
Using a Sisyphus Table for painting rather than sand art from oddlysatisfying Usually used to create kinetic sand art, this clever Reddit user decided to utilize their Sisyphus T...
12:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing Real-life jetpack tested out on roller skates
Imagine a real-life jetpack that propels you forward instead of up. Now imagine roller skating with that jetpack. Imagine no more! Happy Mutant extraordinaire Ian Charnas has made that jetpack, tests ...
02:37 am GMT - Wed, June 2, 2021
BoingBoing This attention-grabbing LED floor lamp projects 16 million colors for only $90
Ever since Thomas Edison had his bright idea, lighting has meant one thing almost 99.9 percent of the time: soft white light. For decades, our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never compl...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Fascinating History covers disastrous gender reveals
Gender reveal disasters seem to be a real sign of our times. I have followed the incredible escalations of gender reveals as they felt like an extension of the massive buildup that I have witnessed si...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing This amazing bee whisperer scoops up bees with bare hands as if they were candy
Erika Thompson not only removes bees from residential sites in Austin (and across Texas) by rescuing rather than exterminating them, but she does so in this video by scooping them up with her bare han...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Finally, replacement tips for my AirPod Pros that work
I bought memory foam tips to replace the standard ones that come with AirPod Pros. They were an improvement because my AirPods stopped falling out of my ears. Then someone told me to get a pair ofSedn...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for the iCarly reboot
It's been ten years since the last episode of iCarly aired. My kids loved it, and when I would watch it with them, I enjoyed the goofy hijinx of the teenaged vlogger and her pals. In this reboot, whic...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing This YouTuber introduced me to an amazing steak
I am sure I've enjoyed Picanha at churrascarias in the past, but I had never had it as a steak and I was fascinated by Guga Food's collection of videos about it. I found a local Brazilian market and b...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Win a PlayStation 5, an Xbox Series X, a Nintendo Switch, and more in this giveaway
We all know the drill. Whether it's production difficulties or high demand, trying to score a next-generation gaming console in the first few weeks of release has always been a nightmare. But six...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Plastic bin with ice and a cheap fan for $300
This delusional entrepreneur is selling homemade fake air conditioners on craigslist for $300. It's a cheap plastic storage bin filled with ice. There's a box fan on top and a ventilation pipe duct-ta...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch first-person video from a drone flying directly into the fiery cauldron of Iceland's erupting volcano
Filmmaker Joey Helms flew his DJI drone directly into the crater of Iceland's erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano. "FPV (first person video) drones are notorious for crashing, it is part of the hobby," He...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Tumblr has censored most of Liartown's content, so follow it here
For years, designer Sean Tejaratchi has been posting his gut-bustingly funny photoshopped images to Tumblr. But much of it has been pulled, thanks to Tumblr's G-rated policy. No matter! Sean has moved...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A hungry little mouse chomps on veal shank in a Whole Foods deli display
Last week, Whole Foods customers at the Columbus Circle location in New York City were treated to more than just cuts of meat in the deli's display case. There was also an entertaining little mouse en...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this strange and fantastic short presentation about looped videos that itself is a looped video
Above is "Four Laps," a delightful Ignite talk about the joy of looped videos that itself is a looped video, by creative coder/typographer/writer Marcin Wichary. Over at Medium, Marcin reveals "The ma...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing This guy watched one episode from every season of SNL and charted its rise and fall
YouTuber Drew Gooden watched one episode from every season of Saturday Night Live's 46-years-and-counting run. I think I have the opposite sense of humor of Gooden. He failed to appreciate Mr. Bill, g...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch woman shove a bear off her fence to protect her dogs
@bakedlikepie Reply to @cynthianatsalazar @tempurashrimp guess you a fighter and a flighter haha. Love you, you badass! ##badass ##cousinhailey original sound – Brenda A California woman ...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Big Lie believers get booed out of Yankee Stadium for hanging 'Trump Won' banner
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Keith McPhly (@keithmcpherson)Two misinformed gentleman tried to make a Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays game political last week by hangi...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Facing intense backlash, Mike Flynn lies about advocating for a coup
Remember, failed national security advisor Mike Flynn was fired for lying to Mike Pence and later pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI. So when a proven liar says he didn't say what he was captured say...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing UK celebrates first day without a registered Covid death since March 2020
The latest official figures in the UK show that on May 31, no-one there was reported to have died having received a positive Covid test in the 28 days beforehand. By that measure, it's the first day s...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Is this the worst song ever?
We've posted a few candidates for the worst song ever, but this suite appears to be the most deeply-considered effort to create it. It's an effort to showcase the most "unwanted" genres, motifs and in...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Missing World War II monument found after being used as a backyard tool shed for decades and almost purchased to be a poolside changing room
For decades, Chris Moore and his family used the odd octagonal structure in their Loveland, Ohio backyard as a tool shed. When it was time to sell the property, Moore included the structure in the est...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing An angry anti-vaccine passport mob storms Westfield mall in London, shutting it down
Hundreds of people protesting vaccine passports pushed past police as they stormed a Westfield mall in West London on Saturday. Once inside, according to The Guardian, they chanted "no more lockdowns"...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Michael Flynn endorse Trumper's call for a Myanmar-style coup in the US
At yesterday's For God and Country: Patriot Roundup rally in Dallas, Texas, Trump's former national security adviser seemingly agreed that it would be a fine idea to stage a Myanmar-style coup in the ...
02:38 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing A family of burrowing superb owls
Even cuter than owls are baby owls. There are so many great videos with fun facts about owls....
02:34 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing David Lynch tells off producer for asking him to shorten a scene
In this on-set footage, David Lynch has had enough of a producer hovering around giving him tips on how to direct for the screen....
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch lemurs truly enjoy a concert by an 11-year-old girl dressed in an alligator costume
As the number of visitors fell at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Thailand, 11-year-old Seenlada Supat played music for the animals to give them company and help them relax https://t.co/ddrbBVzHuV pic.twit...
01:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Karma strikes rude boaters
Some jerks harassed some folks for flying their pride flags, and then their boat burst into flames and sank. The nice folks with the pride flags evidently gave the jerks a hand, because nice people ar...
01:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Arizona wants to use Nazi death camp gas hydrogen cyanide to execute death row inmates
Known to its best customer as Zyklon B, IG Farben's pelletized hydrogen cyanide was used to execute more than a million death camp prisoners by the Nazis. The state of Arizona, in need of an effective...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Seeking a bed to crash in, drunk guy breaks into the exact wrong Airbnb
Waking up in handcuffs is right up there with waking up to water pouring on you or a pod of spiders crawling on your skin. All extremely undesirable. This unnamed bubblehead has a habit of breaking in...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing This bundle of popular Mac apps can optimize your entire system for just $35
Just like your body and your car, if you take care of your Mac, your Mac will take care of you. Officially, Apple's flagship computer is expected to give users between 5 and 8 years of quality service...
12:44 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing A future historian discovers the Insurrection of 1/6/21
YOU are invited to join 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, commentary,...
12:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing Dwayne Johnson accounts for 1/3 of Asian and Pacific Islander lead roles in top films
A recent study from USC Annenberg's Inclusion Initiative (with support from Amazon Studios) examined Asian and Pacific Islander representation in the top grossing films since 2007. Of the 1,300 movies...
02:42 am GMT - Tue, June 1, 2021
BoingBoing This touchscreen monitor is a fun, useful first Raspberry Pi programming project
Part of the universal appeal of the single-board Raspberry Pi microcomputer is its nearly limitless potential. As one tiny board, the Pi can be programmed and used as the engine to complete a whole ho...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Save over 60% on this natural cotton rope hammock perfect for summer
There is literally no image or feeling that better encapsulates the spring and summer months than blissfully enjoying the weather in your own backyard, crashed out peacefully in your own hammock. ...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing National Covid variants given official names to avoid confusion
The World Health Organization announced easy-to-say names for Covid variants. Though official strain names already existed, they are highly technical and media invariably used vague and sensational te...
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Cops: mass-shooting at Walmart averted by arrest of extremist
Coleman Thomas Blevins, 28, of Kerrville, Texas, was arrested Friday and charged with making a terrorist threat, report police, who identify Blevins as an extremist and said he was planning a mass-sho...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing The best Typewriter blog
I've recently been looking into buying an old-timey electronic or electrical typewriter, and quickly became lost in archives of ozTypewriter, a website from a more civilized age that's a) about typewr...
01:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Glitch video the hardware way with the VHS Dirty Video Mixer
The VHS Dirty Video Mixer is a simple, fun way to get into glitching video and audio with hardware, which is to say without the telltale blends, artefacts and repetitions of an app or filter.This is a...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing 24 years after its release, Japanese bookstore simulator game BookStory is translated into English
BookStory is a classic example of a certain genre of legendary game: Japanese, obscure, unusual but fascinating subject matter, and untranslated. Now you can enjoy it in English, thanks to a fansub de...
01:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon devices will stoon start sharing your internet with others nearby
Amazon Sidewalk is a new service that connects Amazon speakers and other devices into an open wireless network, and y'all are automatically opted in. In other words, some of my neighbors will soon be ...
01:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon devices will soon share our internet with others nearby
Amazon Sidewalk is a new service that connects Amazon speakers and other devices into an open wireless network, and y'all are automatically opted in. In other words, some of my neighbors will soon be ...
01:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Unless you opt out, Amazon devices will stoon start sharing your internet with anyone nearby
Amazon Sidewalk is a new service that connects Amazon speakers and other devices into an open wireless network, and y'all are automatically opted in. In other words, some of my neighbors will soon be ...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing The shortest game of Monopoly
Discounting silly contrivances (such as a player blowing all their money on a first-roll auction), the shortest possible game of Monopoly lasts only two turns. In brief: both players get lucky with do...
01:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Automating CEOs is more fiscally responsible than automating labor
Over at New Statesman, writer Will Dunn (no relation) proposes an interesting cost-cutting measure to make businesses more efficient: replacing CEOs with machines.A few weeks ago Christine Carrillo, a...
01:02 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Do a "Murph" workout in honor of Memorial Day
If you have ever done Crossfit you might already know what a Murph is. It's dedicated to Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, an avid Crossfit buff, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. Here is his namesak...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Save 25% on the AirChill, a personal cooler, humidifier, and purifier all-in-one
If you live in a home without central air, it isn't even the summer heat that's so unbearable. No, it's the sweating. The dripping. The utter, utter grossness. The sense that no matter how you tr...
10:03 am GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Is is legal to mummify your cult leader?
In this Ask a Mortician, Caitlin tells the incredibly bizarre story of the Love Has Won cult, and the death of their belligerent, alcoholic, Trump-loving, Colloidal Silver-swillin' guru, "Mother God."...
09:28 am GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing Gravel Institute on how Uber is a scam
Gravel Institute, the lefty answer to PragerU, takes a sobering look at Uber business model, why it has never turned a profit, and how its workers… er independent contractors are set up for fail...
03:25 am GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing John Oliver rails on breakfast cereal marketing
Just yesterday I was sitting around remembering how great cereal box marketing was in the 70s. John Oliver's Memorial Day Weekend special YouTube video is 6 minutes or so of castigating what was once...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, May 31, 2021
BoingBoing The Reathlete delivers massaging and heat treatment for sore, tired legs. And now, it's almost $30 off
Take a look around the training room for any major professional team and you'll see several examples of the toll that heightened activity can take on the human body. Considering these athletes co...