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11:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Extend your vision for dark movie nights with this $8.50 LED backlight for smart TVs
You've got a big ole TV. It's 55"…or 65"…or 75". It's glorious. Absolutely glorious. But while its brilliance is obviously sublime, that could blind you to a couple of other facts to consi...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch weird Madison Cawthorn declare: "Madam speaker, you are not God!" in over-the-top mask protest
In stilted speech fit for a Christian theater camp audition, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (RNC) channeled his inner thespian today. Taking center stage on the House floor to protest the mask mandate, he deep...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch weird Madison Cawthorn declare "Madam speaker, you are not God!" in over-the-top mask protest
In stilted speech fit for a Christian theater camp audition, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (RNC) channeled his inner thespian today. Taking center stage on the House floor to protest the mask mandate, he deep...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Large non-skid cutting mats
This four-pack of colorful,Bellemain 15" x 11" cutting matswas a great purchase. The bottom is textured so the mat doesn't slip when you use it. I've run them through the bottom rack of the dishwasher...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing This 1970 documentary shows dirty old New York at its meanest and most decrepit
Narrated by the incredible Jack Gilford, "A Bridge Over Troubled Waters" is a 28-minute documentary about Jewish philanthropical foundation addressing poverty in New York City in 1970. The streets are...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing A gorgeous wooden ergonomic keyboard you can actually buy
The Keyboardio Model 100 is a handsome wooden ergonomic keyboard, all but alone in a world of ugly "medical devices" to which typists with tricky hands must subject themselves. Just a few hours remain...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing The full story of the Dybbuk Box hoax
The Dybbuk Boxa cursed wine box that supposedly came to America laden with its owner's grim experience of the Holocaustwas one of the few straight-up paranormal "hits" in an era when the subject becam...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Made-for-TV super salesman Ron Popiel has passed away
Star of so many commercials from our childhoods, infomercial innovator Ron Popiel suddenly, and peacefully, passed away at age 86.Rest in peace, Ron.CNN:In 1959 he appeared in his first TV commercial,...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing If you do not carry this CO2 tire inflator with you on bike rides, it won't help when you have a flat
If you or your riding buddy gets a flat tire, this CO2 inflator is a handy, quick way to get back on the road… if you have it with you.Complete with 5 16g threaded CO2 canisters, and levers to h...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch down-on-his-luck cowboy star Hoot Gibson in a 1954 infomercial for chinchilla breeding
"Find out what chinchillas can mean to your future security."That's the message for viewers who tuned into The Hoot Gibson Show in 1954. Hoot Gibson was born in Tekamah, Nebraska in 1892. When he was ...
06:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Mike Lindell pulls ads from Fox News and denounces channel after it refused to run his election lies
Mike Lindell, the Trump supporter and MyPillow entrepreneur, today denounced Fox News and pulled his pillow ads from the network after it refused to run one that repeated his favorite election conspir...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing President Biden is clearly tired of Peter Doocy
After addressing the nation, President Biden was walking off as Fox's never-quite-clever-enough Peter Doocy apparently needed his ass handed to him.Biden has very little patience for Peter Doocy's...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch amazing footage of a Pennsylvania car dealership before, during, and after a tornado hits
Shahzada Shakeel just happened to be recording the rain while inside northern Pennsylvania's Faulkner Mazda Trevose car dealership when a tornado hit. The footage, which he caught and posted yest...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man injured after entering a jaguar enclosure
A Florida man apparently didn't realize it was dangerous to bully a live jaguar until he tried to do just that. The 20-year-old gentleman was at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens when he decided to cli...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing From CSS to JavaScript, here are 10 coding bundles that can make you a master programmer
The web development world is more than a world. It's a whole universe. That's because, for every project you see on the web, there were likely 10 different ways to reach that final product. But which ...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Amanda Knox, acquitted in murder of Meredith Kircher, assails movie that fictionalizes a hand in her killing
Tom McCarthy, the director of Stillwater, is proud to have been "directly inspired" by "the Amanda Knox saga". The movie is being promoted with the image and the name of Amanda Knox. His movie fiction...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing A 900-person Covid delta cluster in Massachusetts includes 74% vaccinated people
An alarming Washington Post article says the Covid-19 delta variant is "so contagious that it acts almost like a different novel virus, leaping from target to target more swiftly than Ebola or thecomm...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing GOP talk show host who expressed skepticism of Covid risk is "struggling to breathe"
Nashville radio talk show host Phil Valentine (61) is still in critical condition after being hospitalized for COVID-19 over two weeks ago, reports WBUR.On his show, Valentine was well-known for his d...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing GOP talk show host who expressed skepticism of Covid vaccine is "struggling to breathe"
Nashville radio talk show host Phil Valentine (61) is still in critical condition after being hospitalized for COVID-19 over two weeks ago, reports WBUR.On his show, Valentine was well-known for his d...
03:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Two men in the middle of kidnapping a Louisiana woman drown on the job
Two gentlemen drowned during a kidnapping attempt in Louisiana. Millionaire Lawrence Michael Handley had hired the men, both 27 years old, to kidnap his ex-wife, Schanda Handley. She was at home with ...
03:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Metal version of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' theme
Leo never fails to entertain.The bunny is awesome.Additionally, for your enjoyment:...
03:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Keane "big eyes" painting returned 50 years after it was stolen from the waiting room of a dentist whose daughter is depicted in the artwork
In 1972, someone swiped this gorgeous Margaret Keane painting from a dentist's office waiting room in Honolulu, Hawaii. Last week, it was finally returned to the dentist's family, including his daught...
02:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Relive the joy of Berkeley Systems' famous "Flying Toasters" and other "After Dark" screensavers
There was a time, many eons ago, when screensavers were a big deal, and the king of the screensaver makers was Berkeley Systems, creators of the famous "Flying Toasters" screensavers. Bryan Bruan used...
02:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing This is the best "detachable finger" magic I've ever seen
When my children were young, they loved when I did the ol' finger magic trick of detaching my thumb. My skills went no further than what you see in the still frame above. What happens next in the vide...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Fourth death at "The Vessel" sculpture in New York City's Hudson Yards
A 14-year-old boy fell Thursday from the so-called "Vessel" sculpture at New York City's Hudson Yards, the fourth death there since it opened in 2019. Rising 150 feet, the ostentatiously pointless bui...
02:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this sizzling trailer for Ridley Scott's House of Gucci
Ridley Scott's hot fashion-crime-drama House of Gucci hits theaters November 24, starring Adam Driver and Lady Gaga. From Variety:The film... details the assassination of Maurizio Gucci (Driver) and t...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Goblincore in The Guardian
Goblincore [r/goblincore] refers to fashion that features natural things supposedly considered ugly: molds, slimy gastropods, muddy ponds, and so forth, with a strong flavor of fairyland's wilder muta...
01:56 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman in extreme wildfire danger zone didn't feel like mowing his lawn, so he torched it instead
A gentleman in Vancouver, British Columbia wasn't in the mood to mow the tall grass on his lawn so he torched it instead. Worth noting is that there is "extreme" danger of wildfires in the area and bu...
01:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Mysterious jetpack man has returned to airspace above LAX
Remember last year when pilots reported seeing someone flying with a jetpack above the Los Angeles International Airport and Torrance Municipal Airport? Apparently the mysterious jetpack man has retur...
01:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Games Workshop declares war on fan videos
Games Workshop's latest terms of service expressly forbid animated fan-art and other films. The new policy shuts down a thriving subculture devoted to just this, and has left creative fans of the comp...
12:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing The sweetest tomatoes are underripe
A new study from the scientific journal Metabolites analyzed the pigment molecules in 157 different kinds of tomatoes in order to figure out the role that colors play in flavor (emphasis added). Chemi...
09:21 am GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing In defense of the mushroom: here's why all your fungi fears are actually wrong
Mushrooms may be among the most misunderstood living organisms on planet Earth. That's partially due to their exotic, almost alien-like look. It's also partially due to their age-old connection to mys...
06:17 am GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Pawp combines vet telemedicine and emergency vet funds into a new pet insurance alternative
No one needs to tell you the pace of life is increasing. Whether you're a baby boomer, a Gen Xer, a millennial, or even a Gen Zer, you can feel it. Whether you grew up in the '50s, the '80s, or the 20...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, July 30, 2021
BoingBoing Need to learn CompTIA, AWS, Cisco, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud? This training can help.
When you're training in the fine arts of IT disciplines, there are many different masters to serve. You could load up on CompTIA certifications. As the world leader in IT preparedness testing, an arml...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing These charming night owls have a porch party when they think no one is watching
Once the humans are tucked away, these owls in Yuma, Arizona know where to play. Arriving at a large playground, er, porch at 10:30 pm, they spent their time munching on bugs, preening, exploring, and...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this badass cable access host from 1999 make short work of troll callers
This video of prank callers relentlessly hassling the phone line for Raw Time (1999), an Austin public access show fills me with joy and wonder. One of the hosts, Tiffy, handles these calls like an ab...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Say cheese! How bad photography has changed our definition of good pictures
It's generally agreed that just about everyone today is a photographer to the extent that just about everyone carries a smartphone. Less understood, though, is how essential failures and mistakes have...
08:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Even jail won't let Matt Gaetz and Marj into their building, caught on video
Just after getting canceled by three tour venues and booed out of a press conference, Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to walk into the DC Department of Corrections today, but even the jail...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Plug in these smart home outlets to make any connected device web-enabled for just $17
With the proliferation of smart objects, most of us assumed it wouldn't be long before virtually every electrical device has a new, upgraded smart 2.0 version that's web-compatible, voice-controllable...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Singer-songwriter Pink offers to pay fines for women's beach handball team
Rock-pop star Pink is offering to cover the 1500 fine against Norway's women's handball team after they dared to play in shorts rather than bikini bottoms. According to the Norwegian Handball Federati...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Playdate pre-orders open
Playdate, from Panic and Teenage Engineering, is the only handheld console I'll be buying this year. The official store opened today, accepting pre-orders for delivery in 2022. Playdate distinguishes ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing A Colorado cop was arrested on felony charges after new video shows him violently abusing a man
Disturbing video caught on a body cam shows a cop violently arresting a man in Aurora, Colorado. The man can be heard saying, "What did I do?" "I can't breathe," and "You're killing me bro," as police...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing An Airbnb host abruptly canceled a family's vacation house when asked about security cameras
An Airbnb host abruptly canceled a family's farmhouse rental in New Hampshire right before their vacation started after they asked about the property's security cameras. The family had assumed the cam...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing This seed starting kit is perfect for kitchen window herb growers
This setof three plastic trays comes with 30 soil pods for foolproof germinating of vegetable seeds. I used it to start bean, basil, tomato, and catnip plants in my kitchen windowsill. Transplanting i...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Unhappy Happy Meal customer tears apart a McDonald's, fights police
Click to expand A gentleman patronizing a McDonald's in Virginia did his best to destroy the restaurant when his Happy Meal order didn't go as planned. According to TikToker Kate Rebel Off, the man ...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Hobby Lobby surrenders ancient Gilgamesh tablets to the US Government
The Very Christian Store Hobby Lobby has spent the last few years acquiring (read: smuggling) ancient cultural artifacts on the black market. As Samus Bellamy wrote here in 2018:Over the course of a f...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch 'The Fauci Mask Song' for some comic relief
Staying ahead of Covid racing against mutating variants, pleading with vaccine-phobic Americans to do the right thing, battling misinformation while continuing to discover new information isn't easy...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Suffering from CDC whiplash? Watch 'The Fauci Mask Song' for some comic relief
Staying ahead of Covid racing against mutating variants, pleading with vaccine-phobic Americans to do the right thing, battling misinformation while continuing to discover new information isn't easy...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Here is a brief history of toilets
Who gives a crap about the history of toilets? Francis de los Reyes does. He's a professor of civil engineering at North Carolina State University whose research focuses on "wastewater treatment plant...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing TikToker shows the difference between U.S. and French co-workers
@victoriagabriellepierce for legal reasons, this isn't based on real life at all #fyp #frenchamerican #comedy #workplace original sound – Victoria Pierce Americans are more roundabout when...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Toddler loves her creepy undead baby doll
In Canada, a little girl loves her baby ghoul doll.From YouTube:Last Halloween, my family went to Walmart and our 2 year old found this creepy baby doll and proceeded to nurture it and tote it around ...
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Check out the sad and scary interviews with Qanoners at the "God and Country Patriot Roundup"
The "All Gas and No Brakes" guy (now calling his YouTube channelChannel 5 with Andrew Callaghan) went to the "God and Country Patriot Roundup" in Dallas, Texas. He interviewed featured guests Michael ...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Angel Olsen brings the mood for a cover of Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance"
Earlier this month, indie chanteuse Angel Olsen teased her forthcoming EP of 1980s covers with her slow and dreamy take on Laura Branigan's "Gloria." Today, she brings the mood to Men Without Hats' "S...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Trump-voting states are experiencing new Covid cases at a much higher rate than Biden states
Scientist Mark Boslough made a chart from CDC data that shows the 7-day average daily increase in new confirmed Covd cases by state. He says, "Blue states remain significantly safer than red states. T...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing This YouTube video just hit one billion views
Yesterday, a video on YouTube hit one billion views twelve years after it was posted. Watch the rather shocking news report above.And here's a link to the official upload of the video that hit one bil...
01:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing There's now a miniature model of that naked man chasing the wild boar that snatched his laptop bag, and the photographer is displeased
Remember last year's viral photo (seen below) of a nude man chasing a wild boar that had swiped a bag containing his laptop computer? Now, Busch model railway accessory company has turned the scene in...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Michelangelo's fingerprints discovered on the butt of a wax sculpture
As revealed in the first episode of the BBC's new series of Secrets of the Museum, the fingerprints of Renaissance painter Michelangelo were discovered on the butt of a wax sculpture at the Victoria a...
01:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Atlanta cop filmed kicking handcuffed woman in head
After video emerged showing an Atlanta cop kicking a handcuffed woman in the head, Atlanta Police Deartment released a statement saying that kicking handcuffed women in the head "appears to fall outsi...
01:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Woman sentenced for swapping $5.7 million in diamonds for a handful of pebbles at jewelry store
A London judge sentenced Lulu Lakatos, 60, to 5 1/2 years in prison for stealing $5.7 million in diamonds from a fine jewelry store. Before the heist, her accomplices met with store staff to prepare t...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Disney reinstates mask mandate, vaccinated or not
Going to Orlando? Bring a mask. You're not getting on Disney soil without one. From the company's website, updated guidance restores the mask mandate dropped only six weeks ago, following the summer s...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Here's a lightsaber that looks, sounds, and fights almost like the real thing for under $125
If you've ever wanted a lightsaber like a real Jedi, then you've pretty much had two choices. You could buy one of those cheap-o plastic Hasbro toys from Target. Or you could lay out serious green for...
12:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Americans are getting the covid vaccine in secret to avoid being ostracized by their families
CNN's Aya Elamroussi reports on people in Missouri who have gotten the covid vaccine secretly because they fear their friends and families will ostracize them. To get vaccinated against the killer dis...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Custom device just plays the Monkey Island theme on a PC speaker
No other music is required, obviously, and the methodology used to recreate the 1990 DOS experience here is incredibly fastidious; code is provided! Thanassis Tsiodras:TL;DR:I modified DOSBox to extra...
12:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing After 25 years, animated kids' show Arthur is ending
Arthur is the longest-running kids' TV show in history, according to NPR, and it's coming to an end after 25 years. It vastly outlasted contemporary series such as Magic School Bus and Hey Arnold, mai...
11:58 am GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing Bull moose wandering Vail parking garage, tranquilized and relocated
A large bull moose had been frequenting a parking garage in Vail, Colorado, for over a week, likely to lick the residual salt de-icing substance dripping from the upper floors. Bullwinkle would visit ...
09:15 am GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing These 5 CBD oil benefits could make you a believer
It feels like CBD sprang into the forefront of world consciousness in only the last few years. But once we get past the recency bias, the reality is that cannabis and cannabis-derived products as wel...
03:05 am GMT - Thu, July 29, 2021
BoingBoing This Adobe training collection explores Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, and more
The trick to the Adobe Creative Cloud isn't what it can do. As the gold standard in digital creation for as long as most of us can remember, there isn't much this app collection can't accomplish in ed...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Gawker's back
Behold the new Gawker, with a new look but a familiar approach. Everyone's talking about it. Editor-in-Chief Leah Finnegan was the features editor there until 2014 (and worked at The New York Times an...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Sweat out the toxins and pounds at home with this heated sauna blanket
For those who enjoy the relaxation and health benefits of sweating it out in a sauna, the charges can start adding up. A typical sauna session will usually set you back about $1 per minute. Heck, you ...
08:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Ebay official jailed after sending dead pig fetus to critics of company
Ebay security supervisor Philip Cooke, 56, was jailed for 18 months Wednesday for harassing critics of the company online. Cooke, a former police officer, targeted a Massachusetts couple who published...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this incredible NY pizza parlor brawl that looks like a bar fight you'd see in a movie
When a fight is this loud and chaotic and includes this many people, it's usually at a bar. But earlier this month, a full-blown brawl broke out behind the counter of a Brooklyn pizza joint, and if it...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol cops shut down Tucker Carlson's fake riot concerns in a one minute montage
Of course Tucker Carlson doesn't really give a hoot, but with mock concern, the Fox host put on his investigator play-cap while asking deceitful questions about the Capitol rioters. "Was it really a g...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Powerful tiny Bluetooth amp
"Class-T amplifiers" have been around for over 20 years. They are tiny, cheap, and look like toys. But they sound amazing. I bought a Bluetooth model (Nobsound G3 5.0 Amplifier) and hooked it up to a ...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Ad for liquid bandage stars talking wound
I just saw a new advertisement for New-Skin liquid bandages on TV and though you'd all like to see it too. It features a neat, deep, meat-red cut in someone's hand. The cut is talking. The cut's edges...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Liquid bandage ad features a talking wound
I just saw a new advertisement for New-Skin liquid bandages on TV and though you'd all like to see it too. It features a neat, deep, meat-red cut in someone's hand. The cut is talking. The cut's edges...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing New Lincoln Project video calls out corporate leaders who funded riot-inciting congress members
The Lincoln Project's new video takes aim at the corporations and ultra-rich CEOs who "helped finance the very structure that led to the murderous violence on January 6."The video goes after Koch Indu...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing A Trump endorsement ain't what it's cracked up to be, as one candidate learned
If a GOP candidate running for a US House seat wants out, all they have to do is get Donald Trump to endorse them. At least if you live in North Texas. Candidate Susan Wright, who had earned Trump's s...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Get a two-pack of LED smart bulbs with 16 million color options for under $12
What's your stockpile of available light bulbs like these days? We're guessing it's a little thinner than it used to be. Not too long ago, when incandescent bulbs roamed the Earth like dinosaurs, we'd...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Weird Rep. Andrew Clyde doubles down on "normal tourist visit" description of Capitol riot
Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-Ga.), wearing orange makeup in a show of fealty to his god-emperor-in-exile, doubled down on his bizarre "normal tourist visit" description of the January 6 Capitol riot during...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Bees buzzing on caffeine are better at their jobs, a study finds
Humans aren't the only animals who benefit from a shot of caffeine before heading off to work. A new study published in Current Biology shows that bumble bees also benefit working more efficiently an...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing The greatest piano solo of all time?
Is this the greatest piano solo of all time? Well, in all such things, your mileage may vary, but in this delightful and informative video, YouTube music maestro, Rick Beato, makes his case for this a...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Someone made a live album remix that takes the music out of concerts
I have a fond memory of my band driving 2 hours to a gig in the summer of 2007 and listening to NOFX's I Heard They Suck LIVE! album. Except we fast-forwarded through all the songs we had kind of got...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing After 39 years, the Harvey's Casino Bomb remains "one of the most unique improvised explosives devices the FBI has ever come across"
The FBI's website's "History" section has the incredible story of the "Harvey's Casino Bomb," worthy of a 1980s crime thriller. The massive bomb was built by a 59-year-old gambler named John Birges, S...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing A new ad taunts Trump in order to "Remove Ron" DeSantis
"We tried to warn you, Donald," a narrator taunts in a new ad that pushes Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis into a playground bully match. "Ron's coming for you. And now he's taking your donors." It then ...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing When she was 23, a lab worker pricked her thumb in an experiment with prion-infected mice. She died 10 years later
Emilie Jaumain died in 2019 at the age of 33. She had Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a fatal brain disease. Jaumain accidentally pricked her thumb with lab equipment that had been exposed to prion-i...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the epic battle between hundreds of monkeys that stopped traffic in Thailand
A massive monkey brawl broke out on the streets of Lopburi, Thailand, stopping traffic on a major road. Thousands of monkeys live around the nearby Phra Kan Shrine and the occasional skirmish occurs b...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Trailer park for swingers opening in Louisiana
Tee Boi's Swinger Trailer Park will open next year in the southern Louisiana town of Mamou. The property's slogan: "Bring your house and share your spouse." Proprietor David Aucoin says the facility w...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing State rep pleads guilty to allowing violent protesters inside Ohio state capital
Oregon state lawmaker Rep. Mike Nearman (R) pleaded guilty to official misconduct and was banned from the state capitol for 18 months. The Capitol was closed to the public during the pandemic of Decem...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing State rep pleads guilty to allowing violent protesters inside Oregon state capital
Oregon state lawmaker Rep. Mike Nearman (R) pleaded guilty to official misconduct and was banned from the state capitol for 18 months. The Capitol was closed to the public during the pandemic of Decem...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Crocodile dragged vacationing teen into ocean. Fortunately, she escaped its clutches.
Kiana Hummel was vacationing this month at a resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico when she approached the ocean for a midnight swim. She hadn't even reached the water yet when a crocodile crawled crawled...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Restaurant now offers $200 french fries to accompany their $300 burger
New York City's Serendipity 3 restaurant already sells a $300 burger. Want fries with that? Now you can finally have them, for $200 more. This month, Guinness World Records certified the Crme de la Cr...
01:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Videogame company Bandai Namco made the sounds for Nissan's new cars
Nissan commissioned sound designers at videogame/entertainment company Bandai Namcocreators of Pac-man and Tekkento create new car sounds. From Nissan Stories:They were asked to help create a higher q...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Martin Shkreli's Wu-Tang Clan album sold off to pay his debts
Martin Shkreli paid $2m for the sole copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, a curious artifact that ended up in the possession of the government after the "pharma bro" was convict...
12:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing After three months (and a helpful push from pirates) Capcom finally fixes game broken by DRM
Capcom finally released an update this week that fixes problems caused by the DRM used in its hit game Resident Evil Village. It's a classic example of DRM hurting only honest buyers, with a pirated v...
12:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Percival Dunwoody, RNNR, and Seed Selling!
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! You can reserve your copies by pre-ordering ...
02:42 am GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy over 9,000 stock photos for all your web uses with lifetime access to picjumbo for $39
There are rules to the internet. Unfortunately, many people don't really understand those rules until they transgress against them wherein they pay the price.So if you're putting together a flyer or ...
02:05 am GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol police officer explains to Congress why the pro-Trump rioters are terrorists
When Capitol police officer Daniel Hodges appeared before Congress and was asked why he referred to the pro-Trump rioters of January 6 as terrorists, he simply read the US Code that defines terrorism:...
02:05 am GMT - Wed, July 28, 2021
BoingBoing DC police officer explains to Congress why the pro-Trump rioters are terrorists
When DC police officer Daniel Hodges appeared before Congress and was asked why he referred to the pro-Trump rioters of January 6 as terrorists, he simply read the US Code that defines terrorism:I can...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing This time-lapse video of a molting tarantula is creepy in the most fascinating way
Wow! What a way to watch a molting tarantula. This time-lapse video of a pet Mexican red-knee tarantula shedding its exoskeleton takes just 40 seconds, rather than 3 hours of real time, and it's fasci...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol police officer explains to Congress why the pro-Trump rioters are terrorists
When Capitol police officer Daniel Hodges appeared before Congress and was asked why he referred to the pro-Trump rioters of January 6 as terrorists, he simply read the US Code that defines terrorism:...
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Fight nasty card skimmers with this super-slim, ultra-compact Zenlet wallet
It feels like not many of us use cash anymore, but that hasn't eliminated the need for that staple of American manhood the wallet anytime soon. Of course, the idea of what a wallet is has certa...
06:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch how to shut down Marjorie Taylor Greene while she's speaking to a crowd
Conspiracist Marjorie Taylor Greene was speaking at a press conference with Matt Gaetz, Louis Gohmert, and Paul Gosar in tow, but it didn't last long. Like last week, when Greene and Gaetz were turned...
06:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing LeVar Burton guest hosts 'Jeopardy!' while history is made
Fan favorite LeVar Burton guest-hosted Jeopardy! for the first time and absolutely fit the role, considerably better than quarterback Aaron Rodgers. But the history that was made was not because he wa...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing A 37-year-old man woke up last year thinking he was 16. He still doesn't remember his wife and daughter
A 36-year-old hearing specialist from Texas woke up one morning last July think he was a 16-year-old high school student. He didn't recognize his wife who was in bed with him. He didn't recognize his ...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Boris Johnson hilariously admits his dog has "romantic urges" in video
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson eyed an Alsatian during a police dog inspection on Tuesday and wondered how that well-trained canine compared to his own his frisky pooch. "Do you have to worry about h...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik lies again: "Pelosi bears responsibility for the tragedy that occurred on January 6"
In his must-read short book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, historian Timothy Snyder wrote, "Post-truth is pre-fascism." He also wrote, "Fascists rejected reason in the name of ...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing A California restaurant's odd sign requires proof of being UNvaccinated, then shames these folks
If you've been vaccinated, a restaurant in Huntington Beach, California doesn't want you. But their messaging is confusing, to say the least. Basilico's has a sign on their door that says, "NOTICE: Pr...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing "My hind leg!" Ranting Tennessee megachurch pastor says he will forbid mask-wearing in church
Pastor Greg Locke of the Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee pastor told his congregation that he wouldn't tolerate mask-wearers in his church, according to an article in The Lexington Herald-Lead...
03:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer
Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Set in the continuity of the first two movies, Ghostbusters: Afterlife promises a balance of new characters and old comforts, including a...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch teen's close encounter with seagull on slingshot ride at amusement park
At Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ, a teenager had a bonus surprise when riding the SpringShot slingshot bungee attraction. Watch the clip below. I bet it was more traumatic for the seagull....
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this 1977 TV commercial for Star Wars focusing on siblings Luke and Leia's "forbidden love"
From this 1977 TV commercial for Star Wars: "Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in danger. In love. In Star Wars. No legendary adventure of the past could be as exciting as this romance of the future."H...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' gets a new trailer
I will pretty gladly always take a new Ghostbusters movie. I loved the original, I found Ghostbusters 2 to be ok and the reboot was wonderful. I do not understand the complaining.This looks like a to...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Matt Gaetz's future sister-in-law explains why he's "weird and creepy" on video
After posting on TikTok that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is a "literal pedophile," his future sister-in-law followed up with three more posts explaining why he is so "weird and creepy." Roxanne Luckey, the...
02:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Parkland shooting survivor: My QAnon dad is convinced that it was all a hoax
On February 14, 2018, a gunman at Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killed 17 people and injured 17 more. Last week, one former Parkland student, using an anonymous account on R...
02:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Mr. T's 1982 appearance on 'Late Nite with David Letterman' is pure gold
Promotiong Rocky 3, Mr. T made an appearance on Late Nite with David Letterman. Mildly threatening and 100% awesome, Mr. T was the hero the 80s needed. ...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Jeanne Calment, world's oldest human being, might not have been 122 after all
Jeanne Calment died aged 122 in 1997, setting an unsurpassed human longevity record. But there is growing skepticism about her claimed age. The usual problem of poor 19th-century recordkeeping is not ...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing "Disco felon": medical condition caused by too much finger snapping
A "felon" is a an infection in the pad of the finger. In 1979, Johns Hopkins Hospital physician writing in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine reported on a specific kind of felon, "Disco ...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz future sister-in-law speaks out about the "literal pedophile"
Roxanne Luckey, whose sister Ginger is planning to marry the alleged sex offender Matt Gaetz, expounds on her experiences with the very creepy-sounding US Congressperson from Florida.Daily Beast:"I sa...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing For sale: Conventional large home with an 1800s western ghost town in the backyard
This fairly conventional log home in Woodinville, Washingtonjust 30 minutes from Seattleis for sale for $1.8 million. It's a three bedroom and four bath with a creek on the property and, um, an "authe...
01:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Lucasfilm hires deepfaker who improved upon its digital Luke
Digital recreations of young Mark Hamill and old Peter Cushing in recent Star Wars productions were well-received but still somewhat uncanny, and soon outclassed by fan efforts using a new technology:...
01:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Image search for plants
Candide offers to identify images of plants. It works just like other image searches: give it a JPG and get a best guess. To identify a plant, simply upload or take a picture of the plant, leaves, flo...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Power your devices in a crisis with up to $249 off these EcoFlow Power Stations
If mobile devices had been around when the Boy Scouts were organized over 110 years ago, it feels likely that telling scouts to have a stable supply of standby power around in case of emergency would ...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Florida cops use AI to target people for a new "enhanced scrutiny" program
In the autumn of 2020, the Tampa Bay Times published an investigation into the Pasco County Sheriff's Department, which was openly boasting about its new Minority Report-inspired intelligence gatherin...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a wombat-sized research robot burrow into marsupial holes
Scott Carver is a wildlife ecologist at the University of Tasmania who is perhaps best known for his Ig Nobel Prize-winning research into the physical phenomenon of wombat poop. With that mystery out ...
12:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing In 1850, a Nile hippo created a stir when it arrived at the London Zoo
In 1850, England received a distinguished guest: A baby hippopotamus arrived at the London Zoo. Obaysch was an instant celebrity, attracting throngs of visitors while confounding his inexperienced kee...
02:34 am GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Help us identify this awesome butterfly
Can anyone identify this fairly large butterfly? In Southern California, my daughter and I each got a good look at Daughter of Mothra. I then grabbed a few snapshots and a bit of video. Each wing was ...
02:29 am GMT - Tue, July 27, 2021
BoingBoing Are you a hot sleeper? Stay frosty this summer with a chilled water sleep cooling system.
Trying to sleep during the height of the summer heat isn't always easy. If you live in a warm climate and if you have upstairs bedrooms, you know the heat rises and while the air conditioning keeps t...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing The KingCamp Pop-Up Roof Tent will turn your SUV into a glorious camping base camp
No one wants to sleep on soggy, unstable, or unsafe ground when they go camping. If you've got an SUV, you're probably halfway tempted to just sleep in the vehicle sometimes, even though that kin...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Oops! Media boat botches the Men's Triathlon, forcing a do-over at the Olympics
The Men's Triathlon at the Tokyo Olympics had a do-over after a chaotic false start on Monday. The 56 athletes got into starting position, but only half were able to dive into the water after the star...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing I installed a sunrise/sunset smart switch to control my outside lights
My outdoor lights were controlled by an indoor switch with a programmable timer. The tiny buttons made it very difficult to program and the tiny LCD display was nearly illegible. I gave up and bought ...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing How to draw yourself as a Peanuts character
Anthony from Today at Apple shows you how to draw yourself in the style of a Peanuts character. He's using an iPad and an Apple Pencil, but I bet you could also use a pencil and a sheet of paper to ac...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing This video shows you how to tell the difference between real feta cheese and stuff they try to pass off as feta
Sheep's milk feta cheese that has been aged in brine is sublime. Soft and creamy, it has a salty tang and a smooth mouthfeel that's hard to resist. Cow milk "feta," which is lower in fat, just doesn't...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A greedy garbage truck comically swallows the trash along with the entire bin
While making its weekly rounds, an overzealous garbage truck took more than just the waste from one customer, consuming their entire blue recycle bin as well. The owners of the bin came home to find i...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Strengthen your home wireless signal with 6 deals on Wi-Fi mesh networks
We all know the chaos that ensues when your home is suffering through Wi-Fi problems. In this day and age, you might as well just turn off the electricity. Your home basically becomes Frontier House, ...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing He-Man fans hate the new series because it has too much Teela in it
Kevin Smith devised the new He-Man animated series as a direct sequel to Filmation's 1980s original. Unlike the She-Ra reboot, he knew He-Man fans were die-hards who never lost interest in their boyho...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing This 1988 Doublemint gum ad is selling something
Doublemint wants you to associate chewing gum their gum with making new friends!As this is a Wrigley gum, did the filming take place on Catalina Island? ...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing A broken leg made extra fun with pogo stick crutches
If the joy in breaking your leg getting your cast signed, sidestepping chores, lolloping around in pair of crutches is wearing thin, why not hop up the fun with a pair of Pogo Stick Crutches?Unneces...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing This beard-specific shampoo and conditioner makes a difference
To my surprise, this beard-specific shampoo and conditioner leaves my beard feeling and smelling great.I am unapologetically a Gen Xer and have had a full goatee since I could grow one. There have bee...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing A jailed capitol rioter disapproved of other prisoners throwing feces at him
Jon Schaffer is a founding member of the Oath Keepers and a guitarist for the band Iced Earth. He was also the first Capitol insurrectionist to plead guilty and cooperate with the feds. According...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Lea Thompson wants to direct a 'Howard the Duck' reboot
Famous for being horrible at the time, Howard the Duck is wonderful so-bad-its-wonderful fun. In an interview about the film's 30th anniversary, superstar actor and director Lea Thompson, who rocked o...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Grab awesome gaming videos your way for $10 with Action! Screen and Gameplay Recorder
Who says you have to worry about creating a compelling narrative or realistic dialogue or any of those other storytelling conceits. Instead, people love watching other people play video games, which h...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene now calling vax requirements "segregation"
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) has moved on from comparing Covid protection requirements to the Holocaust. Now she is comparing it to segregation.In a Sunday night tweet, the conspiracy enthusiast...
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Caught on video: Nightmarish rockslide takes out bridge
Several landslides caused nine deaths and three injuries in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Large rocks became loose as a result of torrential rains and rolled down the mounta...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing A gut-wrenching 'Last Week Tonight' on housing discrimination
The horribleness and destruction caused by the United States' long history of housing discrimination are so bafflingly awful that I cried several times watching this report by John Oliver.Locally, I h...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Unlicensed lemonade stands will soon be legal in New Hampshire and Illinois
Karens, Darens, and yellers at clouds are gnashing their teeth at the news that New Hampshire and Illinois are making it legal for kids to sell warm oversweetened lemonade in dubiously sanitary plasti...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man washes ashore in a human-size hamster wheel
Beachgoers in Florida were treated to an unusual sight that washed ashore on Saturday a large barrel-shaped contraption with a man inside. The floating devise is like a human-sized hamster wheel, all...
02:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Trailer for Chucky TV series
Chucky is the reason I cannot simultaneously wear overalls and have my hair back without terrifying Gen Xers, and now he's going to be on television all the time.The new show reportedly has the demon ...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Reporter fired after being caught smearing mud on self to suggest she helped in flood recovery
A television news reporter in Germany slathered herself in mud and gave viewers the impression she helped in recovery efforts in areas hit by flooding last week. But a bystander quietly recorded her m...
01:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. Army Ranger charged with murder after beating security guard to death
U.S. Army Ranger Patrick Byrne, 26, was humiliated in a bar fight. So he went looking for someone to take it out on. He found Denise Smith, 42, a 5ft tall woman recently hired as a security guard at a...
01:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Bodycam footage of a gentle stroll around a quiet English forest
I enjoyed this 15-minute 4K wander around an English forest from the Just Walking YouTube channel. Perhaps you would prefer to be accompanied by a dog? Here is a walk with a dog:...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing You can be party-ready in less than an hour with Drizly
While prohibition was originally undertaken to reduce crime and corruption among other social problems, clearly it had what could almost be viewed as an opposite effect. During the 13 "dry" years from...
12:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Lemurs get high by licking toxic millipedes and rubbing them on their bodies
The toxic secretions of millipedes are a real trip for Lemurs who know not to eat them, but to lick them and rub the enslobbered arthropods around their furry flanks. The ritual has an evolutionary na...
12:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A spicy side-by-side of Dune (1984) and Dune (2021)
View this post on Instagram A post shared by CINEMA POLLS (@cinepolls)The newest sci-fi spectacular that is Dennis Villeneuve's Dune might not include David Lynch's battle pugs, bu...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, July 26, 2021
BoingBoing Make gardening easy with these all-in-one growing kits from Gardenuity
Sometimes, it isn't desire that keeps a project from happening. Everyone wants the end result. They just aren't entirely sure how to get there. That's especially true with something like building an i...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 25, 2021
BoingBoing Give your drinks an exotic look and taste with this SmokeTop Cocktail Smoking Kit
You understand how to mix drinks. You've seen "Cocktail." You might even be the designated server when friends get together, and you could even know your way around a bar or two. But even with that ba...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 25, 2021
BoingBoing Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hang out in a Tokyo video-game arcade in the late 70s?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hang out in a Tokyo video-game arcade in the late 70s? This video of raw news footage gives a glimpse into one. The arcade in the video is called "World...
04:34 pm GMT - Sun, July 25, 2021
BoingBoing It is fun to watch this guy tell Tucker Carlson off
I think the video makes it pretty clear that not one word from fly fishing guide Dan Bailey makes it to Carlson's reptilian brain. Tucker Carlson appears most concerned with avoiding embarrassment, bu...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 25, 2021
BoingBoing Tales of the Wizard of Oz is a cute cartoon from 1961
Tales of the Wizard of Oz is a cute cartoon from 1961 which features stories about the characters from the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. From YouTube:The series features sto...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 25, 2021
BoingBoing A day in the life of some mischievous teenage metalheads (1987)
Travel back in time and watch Mischievous Teenage Metalheads (1987), a home movie featuring the daily shenanigans of a group of teen metalheads living in Port Townsend, Washington. I'm a big fan of ol...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 25, 2021
BoingBoing Light up the night using bioluminescent dinoflagellates with this Bio-Turtle
There are few occurrences in nature that elicit pure adolescent wonder quite like bioluminescence. Just the idea of a living thing exuding light fascinates all of us boring old humans who wish we coul...
12:37 am GMT - Sun, July 25, 2021
BoingBoing Motorcycle overpowers playground merry-go-round to disastrous effect
A gentleman appears to hurt himself, and a motorcycle, in this poorly thought-out experiment.Merry-go-rounds, the Tilt-a-Whirl, and pretty much all carnival rides lost interest for me when my daughter...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing Save up to 25% on pet clippers, shearing, and grooming accessories from Boshel
Admit it … we've had a tendency to let a few things slide over the past 18 months. Stuff like your personal grooming. Hey, if you never have to leave the house, why shower and shave and clothe y...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing David Lynch cooks quinoa
One way that I love to unwind after a long day is to watch videos of David Lynch talking about things. Why do I feel so comforted by this video of David Lynch cooking quinoa from 2016? I couldn't agre...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing My friend told me her creepy unexplainable experience
A close friend and I were talking about the most unexplainable experiences we've had, and she told me the following story. I found her story to be pretty creepy, so I got her permission to record it a...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing Duchess Kate's pregnancy and World War III in this week's dubious tabloids
National EnquirerFat-shaming is standard operating procedure for the tabloids, but this week the 'Enquirer' sheds any faux semblance of political correctness with its annual body-demeaning issue: "Thi...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing Boanthropy is a rare psychological disorder that causes a human being to believe they are a cow
If you happen to spot someone in a field on all fours, chewing grass, and exhibiting other cow-like behaviors such as mooing, they may be suffering from Boanthropy. Boanthropy is a rare psychological ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing If you don't want your child to murder you, then forbid them from listening to the awesome 1980s experimental band, Negativland
If you don't want your child to murder you, then forbid them from listening to the awesome 1980s experimental band, Negativland. In this recording of a news program, the media discusses how Negativlan...
02:54 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing How to spot fake IDs
Trevor Klee on an unusual but useful specialism: spotting fake ID cards. The usual tricks of checking the stock and beeping the code won't work! You have to know the difference between laser and machi...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing Completely transform the vibe of your room with 10 deals on color-changing LED lamps
If you're a fan of The Dude, you already know that a rug can really tie a room together. Well, you can certainly argue the same out of a quality lamp. While the rug does its work at ground level, a la...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing Guy finds McGruff the Crime Dog costume, makes gritty thriller
In 2016, Andrew Price found an authentic McGruff the Crime Dog costume on eBay. So, he bought it and made the short film McGruff, a "gritty, violent reboot." As one does.When drug crime gets out of ha...
12:53 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing "Heal Hitler" is a new video game where you try to stop genocide with psychotherapy
It's a classic hypothetical conundrum: If you could travel backwards in time, would you kill Baby Hitler before he ever did anything wrong? Whatever Butterfly Effects might arise from the Fhrer's deat...
12:52 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing Comparing altitudes between Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and SpaceX
Our friend Jim Leftwich created this infographic comparing the altitudes of the billionaire boys club space launches. Image: Jim Leftwich...
12:51 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing The 60s BATMAN theme song but they only say "man"
Man!...
12:40 pm GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing Cocaine disguised to look like cake gets couple busted in Maine
A man and woman came up with an ingenious way to smuggle two pounds of cocaine. They shaped it into a rectangle, dusted it with coffee grounds to make it look like the chocolate swirls of a marble cak...
03:10 am GMT - Sat, July 24, 2021
BoingBoing Create winning ad copy, blogs and social posts for your business using AI with Writesonic
Look, not everyone can be a writer, and there's no shame if you're one of the many who has made peace with the fact that sterling prose just isn't in your wheelhouse. However, that realization doesn't...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Cleveland Indians renamed Guardians
Not wanting to be left in the former Redskins' dust, the Cleveland Indians of the MLB pledged to change their offensive mascot name, much like the football club of Washington did. But rather than sett...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing AnyBackup makes it simple to backup data from your mobile device and charge up at the same time
Backing up everything you save on your phone or tablet seems like it should be an incredibly easy process. However, anybody who's actually done can attest that it seldom happens smoothly. To have...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Cleveland's baseball team will be called the 'Guardians'
Cleveland's baseball team has a new name, having finally abandoned imagery and their prior team name that offended native peoples for decades.MLB:"We are excited to usher in the next era of the deep h...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Impassioned union steward perfectly explains the Frito Lay strike
Frito Lays workers are striking in protest of monstrous working conditions. Chief Union Steward Dan Negrete explains in no uncertain terms the awful and inhuman conditions he and his co-workers are su...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing The bust of klansman Nathan Bedford Forrest is wheeled out of the Tennessee capitol
Cast in 1978 to honor the history of a KKK Grand Wizard, this offensive and ill-conceived tribute to a racist has been removed. The bust of Confederate Gen. and KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest is of...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Buffalo attempts to rid Thailand of motorcycles
A buffalo in Thailand has apparently decided to eradicate small-displacement motorcycles. I doubt a US Harley gang would have faired much better. Thanks, Bill!...
05:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Kick out the mental jams with these 80s music videos
I guess we know where my morning went. Listen to this:I have always wondered why the crowd doesn't burn Boy George as a witch?Cyndi Lauper will always be wonderful, and I believe that Captain Lou is b...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey: "It's the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down"
With her State last of 50 for COVID-19 vaccine acceptance, Republican Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, applies the simple logic that people who could get vaccinated and do not are letting the rest of us...
04:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing r/AskHistorians checks the veracity of Eminem lyrics
One of the greatest things to come out of this series of tubes we call the internets is r/AskHistorians:r/AskHistorians:On his 2000 album "The Marshall Mathers LP", Eminem writes in "The Real Slim Sha...
03:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing NFL declares vaccination a competitive advantage, unvaccinated teams that run into trouble are losers
If your NFL team can not play due to unvaccinated players contracting COVID-19 and the league can't reschedule the game easily, YOU LOSE. The team that didn't get COVID-19 wins.CNN:If a National Footb...
03:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Tony Hawk run Tokyo's Ariake Urban Sports Park
Sports hero, NBC commentator, and absolute all-around awesome person Tony Hawk gave the Olympic skatepark a try. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk)...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Interesting fact: Joey Ramone was born with a parasitic twin growing out of his back
According to the book Punk Rock Blitzkrieg by Ramones drummer Marky Ramone, when Joey Ramone was born in 1951, an underdeveloped "parasitic twin" was attached to his back.According to Healthline, a pa...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Let yourself be swept away by The Residents' Gingerbread Man video
I have had a deep love for The Residents since I first saw/heard their magic. They have made some incredible videos and albums, but The Gingerbread Man (2008) is one of my favorites.As with all of the...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing For the first time ever, scientists finally crack the code for editing marsupial genes
The MIT Technology Review reports that a team of scientists at the Riken Institute in Japan have made history by successfully bio-engineering albino possums, using CRISPR. This seems like a strange ac...
01:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing The "Sad Wolverine" meme is now a limited edition San Diego Comic-Con action figure
There's a beautifully tragic moment in the 90s X-Men cartoon where Wolverine reclines in his bed and longingly strokes at a photograph of his beloved Jean Grey (and her beaux, Cyclops). You've probabl...
01:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing How to build a DIY radioactive handheld video game console
I found this pretty fascinating, and neither as horrifying nor as complicated as I expected!...
01:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man steals candles, uses bear spray on bystanders
A man in Doral, FL, fled from a Bath and Body Works at the Miami International Mall loaded with candles and trailing bear repellent spray. According to police spokesperson Rey Valdes, at least 15 of t...
01:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Arm wrestler vs body builder
Female Armwrestler Vs. physique Bodybuilder from oddlysatisfying A professional bodybuilder is no match for this professional arm wrestler as she takes him down again, and again,...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Check out "Forever Wars," a new newsletter that reimagines national security reporting
I'm a big fan of journalist Spencer Ackerman's work as a national security reporter, hardcore punk drummer, and scholarly Magneto apologist. He was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Guard...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Get creative and start customizing your clothes with this handy mini heat press
If you're a creative type who is always thinking about creating and customizing your own looks and styles, you've probably thought about heat transfer before. The process of transferring ink-based des...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing In "Ever is Over All" a woman smashes parked car windows with a metal pole shaped like a tropical flower
I first learned of the Swiss visual artist, Pipilotti Rist, from her video Ever is Overall. I am entranced by this piece every time I see it. Ever is Over All (1997) is a slow-motion video of a woman ...
12:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Trippy: "Pink Floyd covers Billie Eilish"
This is really quite brilliant. Musician Max Frost turned Billie Eilish's "Therefore I Am" into a Pink Floyd-sounding song. I want to hear the entire thing!  @maxfrostmusic #billieeilish #pinkfl...
12:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Ad server domain name changes hands, sending hardcore porn to mainstream websites
Yesterday, Phil Torrone of Adafruit messaged to alert me to the fact that an old post of mine on Make: had a porn video where a video on artful welding used to be. Yikes! [Fixed.]Turns out, this is so...
12:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man catches Florida woman skinny-dipping in his pool
A Port Charlotte, Florida gentleman had just returned from a doctor's appointment to find Heather Kennedy swimming in his pool. Kennedy not only had no invitation to Jim Clark's pool but also had no s...
12:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Parliament of Australia to offer optional, hour-long sexual harassment training after rape allegation
Since the alleged rape of staffer Brittany Higgins in the office of then-defense minister Linda Reynolds, Australia's parliament has released documents seeking an organization to "deliver training to ...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Podcast: Comic-Con Begins, an oral history of the event
It took my pal Rob Schulte over a year to produce a six-part podcast that shares the oral history of how San Diego Comic-Con (the big one!) got started.It's called Comic-Con Begins:In the Summer of 19...
10:11 am GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Vegan leather made out of mangoes
A company in the Netherlands is utilizing what would otherwise be wasted food to create vegan leather. Fruitleather receives free leftover mangoes from the quality control sector of a Dutch fruit comp...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, July 23, 2021
BoingBoing Get 3 courses to prep for CompTIA's top certification exams for $10 each
Say what you will about career certifications, but there's one inescapable truth about gathering confirmation around your skill sets. It's a lot better to have certifications and not need them than to...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Laura Ingraham mocks President Biden's stammer in a repulsive attack that is nothing short of an abominable display of cruelty
Bully Laura Ingraham's vile brutality is full display here as she mocks President Biden's stutter.Laura Ingraham mocks Joe Biden's stutter pic.twitter.com/duvF8fMeji— nikki mccann ramrez (@N...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing The guy still trying to sell Trump's border wall
So a guy who took money from Steve Bannon to build a border wall is still trying to hock the thing.The video suggests an extremely unreasonable Biden administration has, from the very top, said they a...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Need a 4K TV for your commercial space? Check out these TVs from LG's Hospitality series
Have you ever wondered about the TVs you see in hotel rooms and commercial businesses? If you inspected one of those sets, you might've even tried to connect an external device or access the TV's cont...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Rudy Rucker is Kickstarting his next novel, Juicy Ghosts
I just kicked in for the hardcover edition of Rudy Rucker's latest novel, Juicy Ghosts. I'm a long-time fan of Rudy's fiction, non-fiction, and software, so I'm very excited that he has a new novel.Fr...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing One year ago today, Ted Cruz idiotically made a Covid prediction that was so very wrong
One year ago today, a clairvoyant Senator Ted Cruz looked into his crystal ball and predicted, no, I mean "guaranteed," that if [when] Joe Biden won the election, Covid-19 would magically disappear. P...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Shop paper towels are superior to kitchen paper towels
Scott Shop blue towelsmay look like ordinary paper towels but are much thicker, absorbent, and durable. When one of our cats decides to barf on the floor (which is often) I reach for these towels, kno...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch post-post-post-post punk sensations The Linda Linda in their first Epitaph video, "Oh!"
There's a whole lot to love about this new video by The Linda Lindas performing "Oh!" The group (Mila de la Garza, 10, Eloise Wong, 13, Lucia de la Garza, 14, and Bela Salazar, 16) was signed to Epita...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Man with Covid-19 flew across Indonesia disguised as his wife
A gentleman in Indonesia, who was infected with Covid-19, disguised himself as his wife so that he could board a plane. To do this, he simply borrowed his wife's niqab to cover his face, and used her ...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Catholic priest who wants to prevent Biden from receiving communion resigns in sex scandal
Last month, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a measure that could prohibit President Biden, a devout Catholic, from receiving communion. Conservative bishops...
04:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Racist anti-vaxxer Eric Clapton says he won't play in venues that require Covid vaccine
Eric "Keep Britain white" Clapton, who recently complained that none of his old pals want to talk to him anymore, announced that he won't perform at any show that requires audience members to be vacci...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Doug DeMuro reviews the 1992 Geo Metro convertible
Small, efficient, and convertibles sound good to me but Suzuki/GM/Geo found a way to make that not much fun. Mileage was incredible, styling pure late 80s, and excitement completely missing from the G...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Why the hell is this street sprinkler truck in China spraying water in flooded street?
This man is paid to do a job — drive a truck and spray water in the street — and he's not going to let anything, like the worst flood in a thousand years, stop him. Click to expand ...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing A mama cat shows the family dog how to be gentle with her 1-week-old kitten in adorable video
This trusting mama cat proudly displays her 1-week-old kitten to the family dog, and seems to be showing her canine friend how to be gentle with the newcomer. Whoever says cats and dogs don't mix well...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing An environmentally friendly lithium mine in the disastrous Salton Sea
It sounds more like the beginning of an apocryphal prophecy, but it appears humanity has discovered a way to extract lithium from below California's thickening pool of toxicity, the Salton Sea, in a m...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook suspends you for quoting Dune, promotes you for spreading COVID and vaccine lies
Russell Holly, managing editor for commerce at CNET,was so excited about scoring an advance screening to the Denis Villeneuve's movie adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune that he went on Facebook and po...
03:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Oreos cunningly packaged as unappetizing brands to deter children and amuse adults
New packaging for Oreos cookies disguises the delicious junk food as healthy veggies and other unappetizing things such as Hanes t-shirts, Ford automobile manuals and 1970s cookbooks."The brand is cal...
02:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A seagull lands on a teen's face during a thrill ride at an amusement park
A seagull thought it could hitch a ride for free on a thrill ride at Morey's Piers amusement park in New Jersey. Just after the SpringShot took off with two screaming teenagers aboard, celebrating a 1...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Far-right fraudster Tommy Robinson loses 100,000 libel case to Syrian schoolboy
Far right activist Tommy Robinson was today convicted of libel in a London court over his false claim that a Syrian child filmed being bullied was himself a violent aggressor. Robinson, whose real nam...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter will experiment with Reddit style up/down buttons to replace the "like" heart
I find Reddit to be a much more interesting social media platform than Twitter. Reddit's users are generally supportive, well-informed, and nice to each other. Twitter, on the other hand, has a cultur...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Alabama city councilor proud of racist remark
Tommy Bryant, a city council member in Tarrant, Alabama, called a the city's black mayor a "house n*gger" at a public meeting this week and is reveling in the controversy. In an interview yesterday, h...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Turns out the Greene-Gaetz "Put America First" tour is costing them a fortune (as in 4 times more than donations)
Perhaps the pairing of Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, in the midst of a sex trafficking (with a minor) scandal, with Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who believes in Jewish space lasers, isn't an ideal ...
01:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Dune trailer
Following a teaser earlier this year and last night's IMAX sneak previews (attendees seem happy with the first 10 minutes), Denis Villeneuve's Dune got its second trailer today....
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Save 50% on these bone conduction headphones that allow you to experience the world around you
Catching up on podcasts or audiobooks is the perfect way to fill the time and power you forward on a long run or an even longer bike ride. As you push your body, you can zone out the discomfort with t...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Tumblr launches subscription service
Tumblr's most significant shortcoming, as a platform for artists and writers, was that it never figured out payments. When it purged smut and adult material, that was likely a hamfisted attempt to mak...
12:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Activision Blizzard sued by California over constant abuse of women employees
Game giant Activision Blizzard is being sued by the state of California, whose lawsuit details a horrifying environment characterized by the constant harassment of women, rape jokes, threats, retaliat...
11:21 am GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A retired racing dog living vicariously through his successors
Retired Racer SlammyWhammies from slammywhammies This old greyhound can't give chase like he used tobut loves to watch the new kids. — Read the rest ...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Pixlr Premium does everything Photoshop can do at a fraction of the price
Software companies want you to think that the only apps worthy of your time and money are the ones that are tremendously expensive. Which sort of makes sense in its own perverse way. Who would drop $4...
12:54 am GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Study: the biggest barrier to solar expansion is that you can't price gouge
A recent study published in the scientific journal Joule, titled "Solar and wind grid system value in the United States: The effect of transmission congestion, generation profiles, and curtailment," p...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, July 22, 2021
BoingBoing Serial liar Madison Cawthorn says Joe Biden is "having some form of degradation of his mind"
Before we get started, a quick refresher on Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC):In August 2020, during Cawthorn's campaign for Congress, several women came forward accusing him of sexually aggressive behavio...
08:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Cheers erupt at a Tampa Bays Rays game when a "Trump Won" sign is ripped down
The cheering at a Tampa Bay Rays Baltimore Orioles baseball game was so explosive Monday night, you'd think someone had hit a home run. But the boisterous crowd was actually applauding the no-nonsens...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Three cool tools
At my Cool Tools YouTube channel I make a monthly video with Kevin Kelly and Claudia Dawson called Recomendo Shorts. Here's our latest video, with reviews of a Retractable Extension Cord Reel, a Rever...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing The One-Hitter is the easiest, most covert smoking pipe you'll ever see, and it's just $18 now
We're past the point of making stoner jokes every time a cannabis product is mentioned, right? Sure, it's tempting to always reference the munchies or laziness or just start giggling incessantly at th...
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing While no bike lock is really secure, here is what I chose
So I decided to get the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboutit Mini U-Lock and a thick braided steel cable. So, yeah, the Lockpicking Lawyer can open this with his special tool in moments. We've seen hydr...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing CEO of homeless shelter remarks on billionaires joyriding in space
Troy Vaughn, the President/CEO of Los Angeles Mission, the heart of Skid Row, has this to say about having fun in space: View this post on Instagram A post shared by LA Mission (@th...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Cuba reportedly jammed amateur (ham) radio communications during last week's protests
During the recent pro-democracy anti-regime protests in Cuba, the Cuban government apparently began to jam amateur (ham) radio communications. Listen in the video below as it happens. IEEE Spectrum's ...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing A close look at declining water reserves in the west
If you live in the western United States this 18-minute video is one you should watch, a tour of our dried-up lakes and rivers.Reservoirs are reaching historic lows not seen since they were filled. Hy...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Doctor: "The last thing they do before they're intubated is beg me for the vaccine"
That's what Brytney Cobia, MD, writes in an emotional Facebook post about her work on the front lines of the Covid pandemic in Alabama.The Birmingham News chooses her reply as its headline: "I'm sorry...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Cop thought a drone was following her, called for back-up, turned out to be Jupiter
In Glasgow, Scotland, a rookie police officer reportedly called for back-up out of concern that a drone was chasing her car and she "couldn't lose it." The officer was called back to her station to me...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing A freaked-out man shoos a bear out of his car in this hilarious TikTok video
"Fuck!" a barefoot guy in a tie-dye T-shirt blurts out before opening up his car to let out a bear. That's right, a big bear somehow ended up in his car, which was parked on top of a mountain in touri...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Man steals Honolulu fire truck for trip to 7-Eleven
In the middle of the night Saturday, the Honolulu Fire Department responded to a call for emergency services at a citizen's home in Waianae. When they left the home a half hour later, their fire truck...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Get a big bag of organic dried hibiscus flowers for awesome summer ice tea
It's been hot for the last couple of months here in Los Angeles and my family is guzzling the iced hibiscus flower tea I've been making. We go through a half gallon a day, and each glass costs about a...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this $2000 Super Mario Smart Watch (No, it won't help you grow on mushrooms)
Luxury watch brand TAG Heuer have teamed up with Nintendo for a $2000 Super Mario-themed smart watch that runs on Apple's WearOS. According to Ars Technica, it's a variation on the 2020 TAG Heuer Conn...
04:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing The Porsche 928 from Risky Business is up for auction
The Porsche 928 that Joel Goodsen drove, and sunk, in Risky Business (1978) is up for auction. Well, it's not actually the one that sank. Apparently there were three 1978 Porsche 928s seen in the film...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing COVID-19 patients beg for the vaccine, but it is too late
In the state of Alabama, a doctor reports that once folks get sick they beg to be vaccinated, sadly it does not work that way. Only one-third of Alabamans eligible to be vaccinated have chosen to upho...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Russian mosquito "tornado" terrorizes the Kamchatka Peninsula
The Kamchatka Peninsula located in eastern Russia is described as a rugged, mountainous area with 29 active volcanos. It's cold. It's remote. It's Russia. To these strikes against living the good life...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Huge 100-pound "goldfish" washed up on Oregon Coast
This 3.5 foot, 100 pound opah (aka moonfish) washed up on Sunset Beach on the north Oregon coast. While it's quite rare for an opah to be so far north, one that was only slightly smaller was caught in...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing City councilmember's racist attack brings another member to tears
Tommy Bryant, a 76-year-old city councilperson in Tarrant, Alabama decided to respond to questions about his wife's use of inappropriate language by ringing the racist bell.Bama Politics:For the next ...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Zhengzhou subway riders submersed up to their shoulders in floodwater
Zhengzhou Metro riders were trapped in a train as rising floodwaters threatened to submerge them. I can't believe how chill that guy in the black shirt is.Henan's fire department posted an update on W...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Brazen marmot tries to steal hiker's trekking pole
Click to expand I think this might be a stealth teaser trailer for The Doberman Gang, except instead of dogs trained to rob banks, it's mountain creatures trained to steal expensive alpine gear.Anot...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Interview with Pippin Barr, maker of art games
Pippin Barr (previously at BB) makes bizarre and insightful art games that yet fun (though often frustrating) to play. We Make Money Not Art interviewed him about his work.Something I admire really in...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Baby monkey plays with ducklings
According to India Today, "Animal lovers are liking this wholesome video." So this is for all you animal lovers out there. I hope you like this wholesome video. View this post on Instagram ...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Take a look at fake rain in Dubai created by cloud-seeding technology
July and August are the hottest months in Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates, with temperatures in the Gulf country regularly reaching 120degrees Fahrenheit with very little rain. But the ...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Artist uses Google street view to find interesting small buildings to draw
Angela Hoa's drawings of Japanese cafes and storefronts capture what I love about walking in Tokyo – the signs, the plants, the colors, the eccentricity. Check out her Instagram to see her work....
02:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Disgraced lawyer Avenatti to represent self in court
Michael Avenatti, former hero of resistance liberals and current extortion convict, was granted permission to represent himself in court for another upcoming trial, this time on fraud charges. Meghann...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing "Gee, you crack me up!" Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks reporter's question about Covid deaths is funny
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) held a press conference on Tuesday to discuss her suspension from Twitter for posting misleading tweets about Covid-19, such as "With 6,000 vax related deaths and ma...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Vaccines don't microchip the government already has everything they need to spy on you (says new Daily Show PSA)
This Daily Show PSA on vaccine hesitancy assures us that the US government is not microchipping you via the Covid-19 vaccine. Not because they don't want to, but because they don't need to. "Trust me,...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Try to listen to these soccer supporters chanting without hearing what the captions tell you to hear
At this point, I don't even want to know what they're actually saying....
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Save nearly $500 on a home battery backup and solar panel generator for power outages
Last year's Tropical Storm Isaias may not have made landfall as a full-blown hurricane, but it did enough damage along the U.S. East Coast that power was knocked out to over 2 million homes in New Yor...
11:16 am GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: man torments mother through security camera
"Cuz your in the Bahamas" from tookjustenough This obviously very inebriated gentleman had it out with his parents through their Ring security camera. It seems he shouldn't have ...
11:16 am GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Tom Brady takes shot at election deniers at White House
As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visited President Joe Biden at the White House Tom Brady took to the podium. The Bucs defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl this year and took advantage of the ...
11:15 am GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Cookie protection program
I see you, Oreo. I mean, I don't see you because you're totally in disguise. Your secret's sort of safe with me <wink>. @theoreoofficial No one can eat your THINS if they can't find them! #T...
11:15 am GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Crowny the Coronavirus faces a deadly threat!
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! You can reserve your copies by pre-ordering ...
03:18 am GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing Dyper's bamboo diaper subscription might be the perfect life-world balance every parent needs
The debate has raged for decades. Cloth diapers or disposable ones? Convenience or sustainability? Cloth diapers are cheaper, but a whole lot more forgiving on the environment. And then there's the pr...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, July 21, 2021
BoingBoing The Thai Chefs Moon Knife can be the new centerpiece meal prep tool in your kitchen
If you aren't up to speed on the intricacies of knives and knife production, then a Thai Moon Knife might look more like a weapon than a kitchen utensil.With a wide blade that visually looks more like...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch how these most adorable otters react to cherries
Kotaro and Hana, the curious small-clawed otters who were entranced with a popcorn machine (but not so much the popcorn) last month, love their new toys: red cherries. The large "marbles" are inspecte...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Dr. Fauci blasts Sen. Rand Paul in a sassy exchange
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) insinuated that Dr. Anthony Fauci was a liar today during a senate hearing. And Dr. Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden and every other American president since ...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Save 13% on this meat probe that works with grills, pressure cookers, air fryers, and more
This dual-sensor probe is about as versatile as they come, not only working on the grill, but also serving as the first probe of its kind to also perform in pressure cookers, air fryers, and sous vide...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Great deal on a set of 6 small Craftsman screwdrivers
Once again, this 6-pack of Philips and flathead drivers for small screws is on sale for cheap at Amazon. I have a set and I love them.Here's what you get:1 flathead 1/16" diameter, 1 3/4" length1 flat...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: can influencers be successfully sued for shilling scam cryptocurrency?
A Houston attorney, Tommy John Kherkher, has a YouTube channel that deals with legal matters. In his latest video, he discusses one of several causes of action that "could potentially result in civil ...
07:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing A person in a dream co-authored a math paper
I don't understand the 1985 paper, "Higher Algebraic K-Theory of Schemes and of Derived Categories [PDF]," by Robert Wayne Thomason and Thomas Trobaugh. But Thomason's introduction is fascinating. He ...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Man makes rope from sheets to escape 4th floor of quarantine hotel
An Australian gentleman who was quarantined in a Perth hotel did not want to be sent back home after breaking Covid travel rules. So he devised an escape plan, tying at least six bedsheets together to...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing This fashionable bike lock does not slow down the Lockpicking Lawyer
As per the usual, Lockpicking Lawyer blazes through a brightly colored, attention-seeking bicycle lock.Lockpicking Lawyer also points out that drawing attention to your bike or lock is generally not w...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Let's not talk about it: Amazon would prefer to be sued
After 75,000 individual Echo users were organized to file a mass arbitration claim, Amazon found it more cost-effective to drop their arbitration clause and instead be brought to court. The Verge:Amaz...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Exercise your brain every day with one year of NeuroNation for $40
Millions around the world put on their sneakers and head to the gym every day, all with the goal of keeping their bodies in peak possible shape. That's a commendable, thoroughly understandable goal. B...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this 1960s pitch reel for Sesame Street
This pitch reel, probably produced in 1968, was created by the Childrens' Television Workshop to get funding and distribution for a show idea called Sesame Street. It's a fascinating look at the begin...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Dare you enter this site to see how many weeks of life you have left?
If you haven't come to grips with the fact that your ride on planet Earth does, in fact, come to an end, this ETD interactive infographic is not for you. Get out of here now. For the rest of you, who ...
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing So, I finally watched Bill and Ted's moderately enjoyable adventure
I enjoyed Bill and Ted's Face the Music, but it lacked the joy of its predecessors. Thirty years after their epic adventures Bill and Ted are still searching for that song. The Future Dudes have run o...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Every project should be designed for disassembly
Designing things that can easily be taken apart for repair or recycling is an old idea that's overdue for a revival, writes Sarah Templin in her essay for Core77:Design for Disassembly (DfD) is the st...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing This fascinating video shows how fast a ball drops on the sun, the moon, and planets
Planetary scientist Dr. James O'Donoghue put together a fun video that compares how fast a ball drops onto 12 different surfaces in our solar system. For example, dropping a ball from .6 miles high an...
03:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Men girl Megyn Kelly endears her fans by trying to shame Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka called out Megyn Kelly over criticism of the tennis star appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. pic.twitter.com/esvaIiHLoL— Sporting News (@sportingnews) Ju...
03:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Mean girl Megyn Kelly endears her fans by trying to shame Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka called out Megyn Kelly over criticism of the tennis star appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. pic.twitter.com/esvaIiHLoL— Sporting News (@sportingnews) Ju...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing PJ Harvey and Bjrk cover the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
In 1994 at the British Phonographic Industry's BRIT Awards, PJ Harvey and Bjrk covered the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." It's kinda bad until it becomes pretty fantastic. The record...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Proud Boys leader pleads guilty to burning Black church banner
Enrique Tarrio, the Proud Boys leader otherwise famous for helping police with their inquiries, has pleaded guilty to burning a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a Black church in Washington, D.C.,...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Fantastic emulation of classic Apple II program The Print Shop (1984)
In 1984, I used the hell out of The Print Shop on my Apple ][e. Published by Broderbund, it's a super-simple graphic design application to create greeting cards, signs, and banners. I'd use my Koala P...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to all the Foo Fighters' Bee Gees covers right here!
Dave Grohl recently confessed that his Nirvana drumbeats wereswiped from disco songs. He's keeping the boogie alive with HAIL SATIN!, a new album released on Saturday with one side filled with the Foo...
01:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Computer simulation of Surfside tower collapse
When the Champlain Towers East building collapsed only a single low-quality security camera on a nearby tower captured the unfolding disaster. Along with a few other cluesa cameraphone clip showing wa...
01:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes
Is it bad to pressure kids to get good grades? Will playing too many videogames rot my kid's brain? How can I raise my children to be anti-racist? There's an (over)abundance of answers to those questi...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing The most obscure Simpsons controversy is the one about the Homer-shaped DVD box set
"The Simpson's season 6 DVD case sticks out like a sore thumb," writes Kid Leaves Stoop. "Homer's Simpson's plastic head is the bane of DVD collectors' existence."The casehated not so much for its Hom...
12:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Norway women's beach handball team fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms
The European Handball Federation fined Norway's women's team for wearing shorts rather than bikini bottoms during a match. Each player was fined 150 Euros for wearing "improper clothing" that violate ...
12:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing British Prime Minister opposed lockdown because he thought only old people were dying
Boris Johnson, who spent days in intensive care fighting Covid, did not want to lock down the UK to limit its spread because most of those dying were more than 80 years old.The message read: "I must s...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Infosec4TC offers dozens of intensive cybersecurity training courses for under $70
The growth rate of the average occupation in the U.S. over the next eight years is about 4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But for information security analysts, a core pill...
11:48 am GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter temporarily suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene's account over Covid misinfo
After posting conspiratorial nonsense about Covid vaccines late Monday, Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene vanished from Twitter along with the tweets in question. A Twitter spokesperson confir...
11:43 am GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing Did an 1860 ad for Pony Express riders say "Orphans Preferred"?
In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll explore some curiosities and unanswered questions from Greg's research, including a novelist's ashes, some bathing fairies, the mists of Dar...
11:43 am GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing This golden bathtub on rails is bonkers
Honestly, I don't know what to think of this "golden bathtub." On one hand, neat. On the other, why?!Caters:At the hotel Auberge aux 4 Vents in Fribourg, Switzerland, a gold painted bath on rails is a...
11:43 am GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing "Taika Waititi's New "Reservation Dogs" Is A Cool Indigenous Riff On Tarantino"
Reservation Dogs is an upcoming comedy-drama from Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo that focuses on the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers as they try to escape the rural confines of Okmulgee, Oklaho...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, July 20, 2021
BoingBoing This $30 bundle offers a second phone line and VPN protection to keep you secure online
It feels like it shouldn't be a big deal. Giving out your phone number isn't like giving out your credit card information, right? But in the hands of a skilled identity thief, a phone number is a...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Can an NYU track star outrun the New York City subway?
BuzzFeed challenged New York University track star Jon Diaz to a race with the city's subway. Starting from inside a train that stopped at Chamber Street Station, he had to run out of the train, up a ...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man arrested after trying to teach alligator a lesson
A 32-year-old Florida man is accused of wrestling with an alligator that he stole from a miniature golf course and later trying to hurl it onto the roof of a cocktail bar. When his throwing skills fai...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing These open-ear headphones make listening to music on the go safer
Not too long ago, wireless earbuds were the pinnacle of new and cool headphone tech for those looking for light yet powerful audio on the go. But it turns out that the next advance in headphones deman...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing 'FOX & Friends' blowhard believes the Government isn't here 'to protect anybody'
This is a sort of inexplicable conversation about the responsibility of the government to regulate public safety that can be simply explained due to the source: Fox & Friends.Doocy: 99% of people ...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Once again, the ZenPet soft dog recovery cone has come to the rescue
Dog owners may want to keep a soft doggie cone of shame handy.When my Great Pyrenees Nemo found himself in a pickle, the ZenPet cone got him out of it. We were able to stop his licking at his dermatit...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Get this excellent cordless drill at a steep discount
Use code 50IVMU57 at checkout to get this 20V cordless driver/drill (plus an accessory toolkit) for a very low price. I have a Tacklife cordless driver/drill, and I appreciate being able to control th...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Imaginary Foundation and (deepfake)Jay-Z's brilliant "99 Problems" Byzantine Generals NFT
Our friends at cultural engineering thinktank and surrealist clothier Imaginary Foundation have released their first NFT, a deepfaked collaboration with Jay-Z that's an ingenious riff on blockchain th...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Super Midi Pak turns SNES into a synthesizer
Rian Hunter's Super Midi Pak is a SNES cartridge that turns the consoleremember those cleanly-sampled but harshly-looping string sections?into a fully-featured synthesizer. Inside your SNES is a MIDI ...
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol rioter gets bail revoked for talking about the size and prowess of his penis
Brandon Fellows, of New York, demonstrated poor judgment when he entered the United States Capitol building unlawfully on January 6, 2021 and put his grimy feet up on Sen. Jeffrey Merkley's desk and s...
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Nirvana at DC's legendary 9:30 Club in 1991
WETA's local DC history website, Boundary Stones, posted a cool piece in 2016 for the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's breakout record, Nevermind, and about the show they performed at the 9:30 Club on th...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Gorath, a 1962 Japanese sci-fi movie, has incredible miniature sets and special effects
Japan's Toho Studios is best known for producing giant monster movies like Godzilla. Its 1962 movie Gorath has a giant walrus monster, but it seems like an obligatory cameo because it has li...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing A Capitol insurrectionists felony conviction comes with a mere eight months in prison
Prosecutors in the case of Tampa, Florida's Paul Allard Hodgkins asked for an 18-month sentence, however, the judge awarded only eight months for participation in a mob that tried to overthrow the Uni...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Good samaritans rescue two stranded dogs in Belgium floodwater
Residents rescued at least two dogs from deep floodwater in Liege, Belgium, where at least 30 people have died and 163 people are unaccounted for after a week of rain. The rescuers waded through waist...
04:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Good price on the LEGO International Space Station
If you've ever wanted the LEGO International Space Station kit, now may be the time!This 864 LEGO Ideas kit comes with a mini-Space Shuttle and two astronaut minifigs. Imagine the disasters you can pl...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Trump told friends he's running again in 2024
According to a former Republican National Committee senior official, twice-impeached president Donald Trump will run again in 2024. "I have three friends who've had dinner with him in the last couple ...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Noah Kalina's new selfie video: 7777 days time-lapsed into a short video
Noah Kalina has taken a selfie every day for the past 7777 days (21.3 years). Watch him age ten years per minute in this video."Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man." ...
03:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing 20 arrested, drugs confiscated at Phuket fish fight
People will gamble on just about anything, I guess. I'd need more than kratom to find betting on fighting anything a good enough time to risk arrest. The Phuket News:A raid by Phuket Provincial Police...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch SpongeBob and friends have a Blink-182 dance party in MTV's lost "Video Mods" series
In 2004 and 2005, MTV2 aired Video Mods, a curious and short-lived animated series that featured videogame characterssome also based on movie and TV charactersrocking out to popular songs. According t...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing 11-foot-8 bridge scores truck crash 180
Our favorite can-opener bridge in Durham, North Carolina claimed another victim last week. This time the bridge was in a good mood, and scraped just a small snack as the truck passed under it.A few da...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Los Angeles County Sheriff doubles down on a baffling self-own
Children under 12 are amongst the most vulnerable in this current surge of COVID-19 infections. Los Angeles County has seen a dramatic increase in infection in recent days. It takes a special kind of ...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing This new ad blasts Senator Ron Johnson for failing to side with democracy
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has continuously denied the atrocities of the Capitol attack on January 6, calling the deadly riot a "peaceful protest," referring to the rioters as "jovial" and "friendly,"...
03:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing The Magic Mushroom Map shows likely spots for psilocybin-containing mushrooms
The world is waking up to the benefits of psilocybin for mental wellbeing. This map of the world shows you likely spots to find liberty cap mushrooms, which contain psilocybin. Right now it looks like...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Incredible dashcam video of car flying high into the air over a freeway, flipping as it crashes and driver is fine
In Yuba City, California, a speeding car hit another car, went the wrong way down an off-ramp, missed a hard left turn and launched into the air flying over the median and landing front first before f...
02:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Twenty percent of U.S. adults think Covid vaccine is a secret microchipping program
One in five adults in the United States thinks the Covid vaccine contains microscopic tracking equipment, according to a poll The Economist and YouGov conducted to learn Americans' thoughts about vacc...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Concrete buildings could become rechargeable batteries you can live in
Concrete is the most widely consumed material in the world after water. Now, researchers have been exploring how it can be used to store electricity to eventually transform concrete buildings into rec...
02:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing The Olympics are so unpopular in Japan that Toyota is pulling all its advertising
Toyota created an entire ad campaign starring Olympic athletes, but now, in an atmosphere of deep animosity toward the upcoming event due to Covid concerns, it is canceling the ads and the CEO will no...
02:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing App adds simulated fan noise to fanless, silent M1 Macs
The latest MacBook Air is fanless despite its impressive performance and power management, thanks to Apple's well-received M1 processors. But this means the fan noise is lost! Now you can bring it bac...
02:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Official Moomin keycaps
Moomin, the adorable forest creatures created by artist Tove Jansson and currently enjoying a successful run as a UK-Finnish TV show starring Taron Egerton, Rosamund Pike, Matt Berry and Richard Ayoad...
01:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Turn on this lamp by peeling back its rubbery foreskin
Love in Light is a desktop lamp whose implicitly phallic qualities are made explicit when you turn it on by peeling back its rubbery foreskin. Monsby:I had been working on this lamp for about two year...
01:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the look on Matt Gaetz's face when a "fan" pranks the hell out of him
GQP duo Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz don't need to wear "kick-me" signs. The two conspiracy-peddling House reps, who were forced to speak on the street in Southern California yesterday after ...
01:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Target and Walmart sell these knockoff lowpoly V masks
Sold as the Spy Ninjas Project Zorgo Hacker Mask, this low-poly V mask is a mashup of a mashup of a mashup, perched atop a keyword slagheap of anonymous, hackers, gamer hiraeth, ersatz protests and me...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing The Lumistraw is a water purifying straw that literally purifies as you drink
If you picked up one of those cool UV light purifying water bottles that kill all the creepy crawly organisms snaking around inside your bottle using ultraviolet light, we hate to break this to you. A...
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing American kids watched so much Peppa Pig during the pandemic they now have British accents
"Youngsters across the U.S. are surprising their parents with talk of petrol stations and mince pies," writes The Wall Street Journal. Welcome to the Peppa Pig effect, in which American children adopt...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Illinois just became the first state to make it illegal for cops to lie to kids
From NPR:Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a new bill into law Thursday barring police from lying to underage kids during interrogations.Commonly used interrogation tactics, such as prom...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing This cool new guitar pedal literally doesn't do anything, and it costs a hundred bucks
A "Chibson" is the unofficial name given to cheap Chinese off-brand versions of Gibson guitars. It's also the name of a US-based company that makes bizarre gag gift-style instruments like this $25,000...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Found poetry made from "I don't know who needs to hear this but" tweets
"I don't know who needs to hear this but" is a popular meme format used to preface some form of advice. While the phrase was initially used in earnesta way to build suspense and stress the importance ...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Teaching critical race theory at the tip of a whip
In this Air Mail piece, Boing Boing pal George Pendle (Strange Angel, Death: A Life) writes about the late Mistress Velvet, "the revolutionary dominatrix who educated her clients in critical race theo...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, July 19, 2021
BoingBoing Be a true robotics genius, creating 7 amazing nano-bots that you build yourself
So…why do you actually go about building a robot? If you're a sci-fi fan, it often has something to do with world domination. Or crafting a hyper-intelligence to revolutionize a planet. Or if yo...
08:06 pm GMT - Sun, July 18, 2021
BoingBoing Intuit TurboTax gives up any pretense of 'free' tax filing
Long having mislabeled products as "free" that are not "free" Intuit has announced that TurboTax will no longer participate in the Federal free income tax filing program. Intuit has corporate-speaked ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 18, 2021
BoingBoing Bring your music to the pool or the beach with these 10 waterproof speakers on sale for up to 62% off
Ask many to pick the most important element of any pool party and your answer should be clear a banging sound system. Sure, a pool, and cool friends, and some great snacks aren't bad either. But if y...
06:39 pm GMT - Sun, July 18, 2021
BoingBoing In times of olde, drunks were punished by being forced to wear a barrel in public
In 16th century England, the Ale Houses Act 1551 made drunkenness a civil offense. A common punishment for those who disobeyed this law was the drunkard's cloak. The drunkard's cloak was made from a b...
06:35 pm GMT - Sun, July 18, 2021
BoingBoing The terrible origin of the term "whipping boy"
In early modern Europe, it was common for tutors to whip their students as a form of punishment. However, some historians believe that when it was time for a prince to receive punishment from his tuto...
05:15 pm GMT - Sun, July 18, 2021
BoingBoing An alleged sex trafficker and an anti-semite held a 'protest' on the sidewalk
Unable to find a venue willing to host their 'America First' rally two of the US Congress most outrageous members, alleged Floridian sex trafficker Matt Gaetz and Georgian purveyor of anti-semitic tro...
04:15 pm GMT - Sun, July 18, 2021
BoingBoing The dread-filled look in Ivan The Terrible's eyes sends a shiver down my spine every time I look in this painting.
Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on 16 November 1581 is a painting by the Russian artist, Ilya Repin. This piece, made between 1883 and 1885, is also referred to as Ivan the Terrible Killing His Son...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this creepy 1973 PSA about water saftey
"Lonely Water" (1973) is a British PSA about water safety, featuring Donald Pleasence as the voice of the Grim Reaper. I love its old-school, horror movie vibe. The Grim Reaper in this PSA stands arou...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 18, 2021
BoingBoing It's summer and a humidifier is now more important than ever. These 10 are on sale now
You might not instinctively think of making sure you've got an air humidifier when the summer months roll around, but especially these days, it's a smart idea to keep in mind. With summer here, indoor...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, July 18, 2021
BoingBoing The FlashQ X20 is the flash that works even when it isn't attached to the camera
"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary." Aaron RoseIn photography, subjects and settings matter. But without light, there's no photograph. Everything that a camera does ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 17, 2021
BoingBoing These fans might be your best line of defense this summer and they're all on sale
The numbers this summer haven't been pretty. It's one thing when Death Valley hits 130 degrees. Sure, that's insanely hot, but we expect stuff like that. It's Death Valley, for God's sake. But last mo...
05:33 pm GMT - Sat, July 17, 2021
BoingBoing 3D anamorphic portrait of Nikola Tesla made from appliances
Check out Patrik Prosko's 3D anamorphic portrait of Nikola Tesla made from electrical appliances.[H/t Alberto Gaitn]Image: Screengrab...
04:43 pm GMT - Sat, July 17, 2021
BoingBoing My friend wrote about her lucid dream and shared it with me
Have you ever had a lucid dream? In lucid dreams, one is aware of the fact that they're dreaming, and sometimes even has control over the environment, characters, and situation in their dreams. I...
04:35 pm GMT - Sat, July 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these interviews of two women on LSD
I love these short interviews with people tripping on LSD from the 1987 documentary "LSD: The Beyond Within". You can find the two interviews with young women, 58 minutes into the film. I think these ...
04:26 pm GMT - Sat, July 17, 2021
BoingBoing I have exploding head syndrome
I recently found out that I have exploding head syndrome (EHS). While I've had exploding head syndrome all my life, I didn't know what it was called until yesterday, when it was briefly discussed in a...
04:14 pm GMT - Sat, July 17, 2021
BoingBoing In 1518 a large group of people suddenly started dancing and couldn't stop until they dropped or died
During the Dancing plague of 1518, between 50 to 400 people in Strasbourg, Alsace (modern-day France) manically danced from July to September until they apparently either had to be hospitalized or dro...
01:15 pm GMT - Sat, July 17, 2021
BoingBoing Cops who killed porcupines for fun will do jail time
In 2020, two police officers in Rockland, Maine, were fired after "beating porcupines to death" for the pleasure of it, and charged with animal cruelty. Addison Cox, 28, of Warren, and Michael A. Role...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 17, 2021
BoingBoing Turn summer into your own photography studio with 10 drones for capturing awesome pics and video
There's no time like summer to snap beautiful pictures and capture gorgeous video. Of course, that process doesn't necessarily include toting a camera anymore. It doesn't even mean waving around your ...
12:48 pm GMT - Sat, July 17, 2021
BoingBoing Only minor injuries for driver whose car leaped a road and flew through power lines
Startling dashcam video shows the moment someone flew their vehicle over a highway embankment and through powerlines, crashing on the other side. CBS Local reports the driver received only minor injur...
03:36 am GMT - Sat, July 17, 2021
BoingBoing Infosec4TC offers dozens of intensive cybersecurity training courses for under $70
The growth rate of the average occupation in the U.S. over the next eight years is about 4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But for information security analysts, a core pill...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki dealt with a more argumentative Peter Doocy as he tried a new tactic
After our post about the "Jen-and-Peter Show," in which Fox's Peter Doocy is always put in his place, nice and swift-like, by the White House's quick-witted Jen Psaki, today he weirdly went off script...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Add 10,000 new premium commercial ready fonts to your design work for under $30
Times New Roman. Calibri. Cambria. Verdana. And the old standby, Arial. For 90 percent of the world, their font usage almost never strays outside those traditional, ultra-conservative choices. Except ...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing How to clean the earwax out of AirPods
It's really hard to clean earwax from the speaker meshes in Apple AirPods and EarPods. I've assembled a kit of 3 tools to make the job easier. 1) OXOGood Grips Deep Clean Brush Set use the smaller of...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: John Bolton says Trump is too dumb to pull off a coup
Trump threw a fit over a report that General Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had to intervene to stop Trump from pulling off a government takeover a la Nazi Germany after losing the 2...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Crap gadgets reborn as "Dead Startup Toys"
Dead Startup Toys is selection of classic crap gadgets recreated in nonfunctional funsize form. There are adorable Juiceros and Jibos, internet-of-things drink coolers, the well-meaning but hell-bent ...
07:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing McGruff the Crime Dog released an album in the 80s
Smart Kids was the debut from the 80s Ad Council anti-drug mascot Scruff McGruff The Crime Dog. Not content with that clever commercial jingle of "Scruff, McGruff, Chicago Illinois, Six-Oh-Six-Five-Tw...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Ever use the term "numbnut"? Which version?
I said it at a driver hesitating to turn into the lane I occupied in slow traffic. First I waited and then politely waved him in. He just sat there, looking at me, and then this came out of my mouth,...
07:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Tokyo wakes up to a sky-high floating head staring back at them
People in Tokyo woke up Friday morning to find a giant black-and-white face staring back at them from above the trees in the city's popular Yoyogi Park. In a tweeted video (below), you can hear nervou...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing This 500-piece jigsaw puzzle is no lay-up. But if you beat it, you could win $1 million.
You probably know at least one jigsaw puzzle fiend. They exist all around, even though you can't always spot them on site. From a tween to a frat boy, from a mom to a scientist to a garbageman to a gr...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Freedom From Big Tech Caucus announced using Twitter for iPhone
Today a group of concerned U.S. legislators launched the Freedom From Big Tech Caucus to campaign against the hold that social media companies have on public discourse. Caucus leaders Rep. Ken Buck (R...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Documentary on 'The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E' in production
The E with criminal behavior. Eazy-E was a legend before he was dead. When Eric Lynn Wright passed away in March of 1995, the story was that HIV/AIDS had taken NWA's hardest-hitting rapper too early; ...
05:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Man driving through flood keeps saying "schei"
The Germans have a word for "I shouldn't have driven through a flood." Click to expand ...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Another Karen accuses a Black man of stealing a phone, later found in her car
Reminiscent of the Soho Karen who falsely accused a Black teen at a New York hotel of stealing her phone (which later turned up in an Uber), another racist Karen, in California this time, falsely accu...
04:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Support new George Floyd mural to replace one destroyed by lightning to the delight of racist idiots
Our man in Toledo, Dustin Hostetler, informs us that his friend's George Floyd mural in Toledo was destroyed when lightning struck the building where it was painted, according to witnesses. (Other rep...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing This 500-piece jigsaw puzzle is no lay-up. But if you beat it, you could win $1 million.
You probably know at least one jigsaw puzzle fiend. They exist all around, even though you can't always spot them on site. From a tween to a frat boy, from a mom to a scientist to a garbageman to a gr...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Motorist "let God take the wheel" resulting in high-speed crash
In Beachwood, Ohio, a 31-year-old woman accompanied by her 11-year-old daughter was driving at 100mph when she decided to "let go and let God take the wheel," according to her statement to police. God...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing This is why QAnon makes sense to MAGA folk
It's no wonder QAnon was able to ensnare so many Trump voters with its far-right, far-out conspiracies. The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper digs up past interviews with Trumpers who defy logic as they exp...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Absolutely astonishing video of a single cell becoming a tadpole
Spoilers below. From Aeon Video:Native to central and southern Europe, the amphibious alpine newt breeds in shallow water, where its larvae are born, hatch and feed on plankton, before sprouting legs ...
03:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Tokyo's famed Ghibli Museum is asking for donations to stay afloat
Ghibli Museum in west Tokyo is a magical place dedicated to the anime produced by Studio Ghibli, which was co-founded in 1985 by directorHayao Miyazaki. The museum opened in October 2001. It contains ...
03:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this fake tweet generator
I'm sure no one will use this handy fake tweet generator for nefarious purposes. It's easy to use. Just upload a profile picture, fill out the form, and click download. Pity you can't post directly to...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing The "Freedom Phone" that has Trumpers all excited is actually made in China
Earlier this week, Trumpers were all excited by news of the Freedom Phone, a $500 "free speech and privacy firstfocused phone. With features like tracking blockers and an uncensorable app store." Righ...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Kilt overalls
The Damn Near Kilt 'Em Overkilt [Amazon] combines kilt and overalls to produce the ultimate hard-working garment. They're 100% cotton, $150, and available only in black. Here's a size guide at the off...
02:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Group handed out pure heroin, cocaine, and meth outside Vancouver police department
Advocates for safe drugs set up a table outside Vancouver police headquarters this week and gave out free heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine.The free drugs were distributed by Councillor Jean Swanso...
02:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Maskless man pushed off a train by passengers
Anti-maskers in Spain beware using public transportation without a mask will get you nowhere. Not with passengers like the one on the train below, who didn't put up with any guff from a man who thoug...
02:27 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Steamdeck: a giant handheld console or a tiny gaming PC, depending on your perspective
Capable but large (about a foot wide), I can well imagine using the Steamdeck as a tiny gaming PC (attached to monitor, keyboard and mouse) with occasional jaunts on the deck or lounger. The price see...
02:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Dungeons & Dragons player goes camping as his character, carrying his character's belongings
Like many people during the pandemic looking for a social (and Zoomable) escape from reality, writer Tony Ho Tran dove into the classic roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons. Unlike most everyone el...
01:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Check out Tucker Carlson's clean, dustless workshop full of unused products
Right-wing TV host Tucker Carlson spent much of his life pursuing the baby-in-a-bowtie look favored by America's most favored children of privilege. But now he's aiming to become a man of the people, ...
12:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing The Mainstream Media is actually one event production company in Chicago
Who is the Mainstream Media? What is the Mainstream Media? This phrase is used and abused by everyone in own different ways including by those who are most often accused of being the Mainstream Media...
12:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Sidewalk decal sets impromptu dance parties in motion
Improv Everywhere is at it again!For our latest mission, we surprised random people with an unexpected dance party on the streets of New York. We placed a decal (designed in the style of the ubiq...
12:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Gun manufacturer sent thousands of random cartoons to Sandy Hook families in court filing
From NPR:Lawyers representing 10 Sandy Hook families in a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. have accused the gun-maker of deliberately slowing the discovery process by filing tens of thousands of see...
12:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing I didn't shit my pants at McDonalds 25 years ago, Australian Prime Minister insists
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, beset by rumors that he shat his pants at McDonalds in 1997, has finally broken and addressed the claims, thereby ensuring that the entire world's attention i...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing These 10 books will expand your mind this summer
Summer is the perfect time to engage in activities you never seem to find a minute to enjoylike cracking open and devouring a new book. There's a stereotype of summer reading that the season unle...
02:47 am GMT - Fri, July 16, 2021
BoingBoing Get access to over 400,000 stock images with a Scopio account
Most everyone has a proper respect for the old ways. But at a certain point, the old ways get old. Tired, stale, and played out needs to give way to something newer and fresher with more life. It's th...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing The incredible NuPenny Toy Store is on exhibit in the middle of a Kansas prairie
The NuPenny Toy Store is a small building filled with toys from an alternate retrofuturist universe. You can look through the windows, but you can't open the door to get in. I've long been fascinated ...
09:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Someone broke into a New Jersey couple's home, but nothing was stolen. Instead, their house was cleaned
A New Jersey couple were surprised to find their home had been broken into. But unlike most break-ins, nothing was taken, according to WECT. Instead, whoever broke in thoroughly cleaned the house. And...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Michelle Phillips draw a sketch of The Mamas and the Papas to sell as an NFT
The Mamas & The Papas' songwriter and vocalist Michelle Phillips sold 10 NFTs of her sketch of the band. They sold for$100,000 in ether, 25% of which went to support the Painted Turtle, which offe...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover is great for messy eaters
Tide To Go resembles a felt-tip marker. However, instead of ink, it contains a stain remover developed especially for food and beverage stains. This is something I bring on trips with me, and both my ...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing A space-saving TV that costs more than the average American annual income
LG has created a TV showing us the economic divide in crystal clear resolution; for other things, the rollable TV is pretty average. LG's $100k TV rolls up like a shade to not ugly-up a costly, costly...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing These JBL headphones fit like a dream and sound great for under $15
Sometimes, it isn't a bad idea to trust in proven brands with a history. For example, JBL has experience in audio that dates back to the '20s, including playing a seminal role in the advancement of mo...
07:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: America is an "out-of-control kid" who needs a mom
America is like a rowdy child who needs a mom. One who means business. One who doesn't blink when she says to her unruly child, "Enough!" At least that's what political commentator Leigh McGowan, aka ...
06:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing In 1978 Carl Sagan told Johnny Carson the big problem with Star Wars: "They're all white"
Carl Sagan appeared on The Tonight Show in 1978, a year after therelease of the originalStar Warsmovie, and befuddled the audience into silence when he complained that the movie was preposterous becau...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Trump boasts world leaders never laughed at him when he was president. Here's the embarrassing video of world leaders laughing in his face
Trump grew up attending the New York City church founded by Norman Vincent Peale, author of the 1952 self-help bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking. Peale is just one in a long line of "New...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Trump boasts world leaders never laughed at him. Watch embarrassing video of world leaders laughing at him
Trump grew up attending the New York City church founded by Norman Vincent Peale, author of the 1952 self-help bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking. Peale is just one in a long line of "New...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Reputed Kremlin leak shows Putin's support for a 'mentally unstable' Trump controlled by 'kompromat'
The Guardian has received some documents apparently leaked from the Kremlin showing Putin and other leaders belief the Trump presidency would forever damage America, and seemingly confirms the existen...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Arizona flood swept this Prius down a street, caught on video
While Facebook user Taylor Rae was taking video of yesterday's rainstorm in Flagstaff, Arizona which saw more than 2.5 inches of rain in parts of the city she happened to catch footage of a Prius su...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Two lucky women are swinging near a cliff when it breaks and sends them over the edge.
A nightmarish moment caught on video shows two women swinging at the edge of a cliff in Russia, "6,300 feet above sea level," when one of the chains of the swing chair snaps. The women, not wearing a ...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing People are using Magic Erasers to whiten their teeth
There are endless uses for Magic Erasers (the brand name for melamine sponges) and I am constantly discovering new ways to use them. I don't think I would want to whiten my teeth with one of these abr...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing So, this is how to cut a peach so you can easily remove the pit
It's Hollyon Instagram demonstrates the right way to cut a peach so you can easily remove a pit that wants to cling to the flesh. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Holly ...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing A Napa woman was arrested for selling fake Moderna vaccination cards
A naturopathic doctor in Napa, California, accused of forging Moderna vaccination cards and peddling fake Covid "pellets" in lieu of shots, has been arrested. The 41-year-old ND, Juli Mazi, worked out...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Hey guys! Here's a look at "YouTube Voice"
Linking to many articles and videos on the subject, Vox has a sort of meta-analysis of YouTuber's vocabulary and peculiar form of annunciation, which Mark Liberman of the University of Pennsylvania ca...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch OIympics president refer to Japanese people as Chinese during public speech
During International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach's first public speech after arrival in Tokyo, he referred to the people of Japan as "Chinese." Video below. "Our common target is safe and ...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Tim Jackson defies gravity street skating in 1990s Venice Beach
This raw footage from 1990's Risk It… Gambling with Gravity shows off the absolutely mind-boggling street skating of Tim Jackson. Jackson saw the wallie, said 'hold my beer' and blasted out a s...
02:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing South Korea new COVID protocols ban fast music in gyms
There will be no pumped up jams until vaccinations improve.According to The Guardian, South Korean officials have forbidden gyms and other high-energy businesses from playing music with more than 120 ...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing For sale: incredible double geodesic dome home with two interior slides, putting green, monkey bars, and secret passage
This magnificent double geodesic dome in Eden Prairie, Minnesota is listed for sale at $3 million. Located on 2 acres of land, it's 8,000 square feet with six bedrooms, five baths. Two physicians had ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Biden's "secret war" with Kamala in this week's dubious tabloids
Why are this week's tabloids like flatulence? Because they're both malodorous, objectionable, and have no substance. It's remarkable how many of this week's offerings have no "there" there, as Gertrud...
01:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing USPS issues stamps with "secret" message
The US Postal Service yesterday released a new stamp emblazoned with unusual colorful patterns. Each pattern is a camouflaged letter of the alphabet. A full pane of the twenty different stamps spells ...
01:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Can you solve the "secret" phrase on the USPS's new Mystery Message stamps?
The US Postal Service yesterday released a new stamp emblazoned with unusual colorful patterns. Each pattern is a camouflaged letter of the alphabet. A full pane of the twenty different stamps spells ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing The Venus Design System helps amateur or professional designers and developers through the UI/UX process
If you're a web design professional, you're always looking for something new and fresh to make your work really pop. If you're not a web design professional, yet trying to do the job, then you really ...
12:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Brazilian president hospitalized for 10 days of hiccups
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, 66, was admitted to the hospital yesterday after suffering hiccups for ten days that apparently still haven't stopped. He may have to undergo surgery, according to ...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists: Don't call them shark "attacks" anymore. They are "encounters" that sometimes result in "bites."
Australian scientists and government agencies are officially discouraging the use of the phrase of "shark attack." Rather, they are "negative encounters" that might result in "bites." The Queensland g...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Sinuous Rills: wondrous scrolling AI animation of Kubla Khan
Martin O'Leary's Sinuous Rills is a reading of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Kahn set to a fantastic scrolling, animated illustration he created using machine learning models. This is by far and awa...
11:33 am GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Officer of the Month indicted on assault charge
Lucas Vieira was anointed Patrol Officer of the Month in the July 2021 issue of the Houston Police Officers' Union newsletter, sharing the award with Thomas Serrano after a successful drug bust.Also t...
11:24 am GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing This tardigrade does not exist
This twitter thread features a number of adorable and extremely mutated tardigrades that do not exist; they are generated by the clip+vqgan AI model from prompts supplied by @7E084A08....
11:14 am GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Wyoming bar sells t-shirts calling for violence against gays
At the Eagle's Nest bar in Cheyenne, Wyoming, you could reportedly buy t-shirts with the phrase "In Wyoming, we have a cure for AIDS, we shoot fuck'n f****ts." The t-shirts are now sold out, reports p...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Webserver running on a $25 Casio calculator
The website fxip.as203478.net is running on a Casio FX-9750GII calculator. The feat was accomplished by Tobias Schramm and Tobias Mdel and presaged with the statement that they had "something _very_ c...
10:12 am GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing 12 years in prison for Florida cop who planted drugs on motorists
The Orlando Sentinel reports that a Florida cop is going to jail for 12 years and 6 months for planting drugs at 3 traffic stops. Zachary Wester, 28, was convicted in May of the crimes while working f...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing This unique stainless steel fire pit is crafted to reduce smoke and produce significant heat
The romance of sparking up a firepit on a sandy beach or during a quiet camping weekend is undeniable. Enjoy the solitude of nature amid the warm glow and soothing crackling of a flickering blaze....
12:01 am GMT - Thu, July 15, 2021
BoingBoing Even Don Jr. knows his CPAC comedy routine is a bomb
Seth Meyers is rightfully weirded out by Don Jr.'s apparent self-awareness whilst dropping some real bombs at CPAC.Junior seems to think that Texans need him to point out that Austin is full of wild a...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing A better multicooker than the Instant Pot
The Instant Pot multicooker has become an internet sensation, with recipe books and YouTube videos devoted to it. I also was a fan of my Instant Pot until it died last month and I switched to aZavor L...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing All-purpose creep Steve Mnuchin refuses to acknowledge Trump lost the election
Steve Mnuchin, Trump's villainous former Treasury Secretary, appeared on CNBC today and refused to admit that the president lost the election when the host urged him to do so. Instead, Mnuchin blurted...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Colbert pummels Marjorie Taylor Greene for her anti-vax denials
Colbert is once again live in front of audiences, and the Republican party is making asses of themselves. In addition to MTG's latest Q-clownyness, Colbert spares CPAC no mercy.Colbert leans into MTG ...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Panel clip pliers saved me from a lot of frustration
I am very happy to have bought these cheap and handy panel clip pliers.If there is ever a chance you might want to do any work of your own on the interior of your car, these pliers are a must. —...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Enthusiastic motors Youtuber discusses the pros and cons of the boxer engine
I am a lifelong fan of the boxer engine. The horizontally opposed boxer powerplant has been behind most of my favorite cars and motorcycles of all time. A boxer differs from an in-line motor, in that ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing This gaming racing wheel is compatible with your smartphone and is on sale for over 15% off
Some games are tough on controllers, even for cutting-edge, next-gen platforms like the Xbox Series X or the PlayStation 5. Those standard joystick-button configurations are fine for first-person shoo...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Deadpool and another MCU character in a trailer about a different Ryan Reynolds project is funny
Ryan Reynolds tends to play fun parts in fun movies, so I am sure I will see whatever the movie is they were promoting here. I think it is about a guy named Fred and AR/VR technology. I enjoyed the D...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Psaki outfoxes Doocy in another episode of the Jen-and-Peter show
Watching Jen Psaki crush Peter Doocy is like watching a vintage Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies Saturday morning cartoon. Of course Doocy always plays the dim-witted aggressor (Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coy...
07:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Tomi Lahren's unhinged rant on COVID-19 is based on lies
Tomi Lahren's clunky, leaden diatribes are notorious for being factually incorrect, so it's usually not worth calling them out. But the vacuous conservative commentator really outdid herself this time...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Plane food simulator
Plane Food Simulator 2021 is a free game by Sheep & Ram Studio wherein you attempt to eat food on a plane. You can pick from American, Japanese and British fare and must contend with turbulence an...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Control a cartoon avatar with your webcam
Kalidoface 3D is a website with a selection of VRM rigged 3D models of cartoon characters (you can also import other .vrm files). By granting the site permission to use your webcam you can control the...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Hair cuts on Sunday no longer outlawed in New York
Giving a shave or a hair cut in New York state could have gotten you in trouble with the law before last Tuesday. "There ain't no barber services given on a Sunday in this here state!" said the archai...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Hear Gilbert Gottfried recite the "Litany Against Fear" from DUNE
I'm in some stupid Dune meme Facebook group and someone from the group paid Gilbert Gottfried via Cameo to recite the infamous "Litany Against Fear" of the Bene Gesserit from Dune. My ears finally und...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Secrets of a backyard astrophotographer
My old pal Eric Paulos is an engineer, artist, and computer science professor at UC Berkeley. While he's been curious about astronomy since he was young, his interest went supernova (heh) in the last ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Authorities bust crypto-mining farm running on 4,000 Sony PlayStation 4s
Ukrainian police in the city of Vinnytsia raided a warehouse crypto-mining farm running on nearly 4,000 PlayStation 4s. The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) described the warehouse operation as "the ...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing All the wild anti-vax propaganda is working
COVID-19 numbers are again beginning to rise. Despite best efforts to vaccinate anyone eligible to be innoculated, anti-vax propaganda is winning the war. Where winning means killing lots of people un...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch anti-masker woman argue with police before being arrested and kicked off Delta flight
A woman from Sarasota, Florida refused to wear a mask on a Delta flight, so police, after trying to reason with her, handcuffed her and escorted her off the plane. In a Twitter video posted by ABC rep...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Firefighters free naked woman wedged, upside down, between two buildings
A rescue crew worked for more than two hours to free a naked woman wedged upside-down between two buildings in Santa Ana, California yesterday. Workers heard the woman screaming and called emergency s...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Firefighters free naked woman wedged upside down between two buildings
A rescue crew worked for more than two hours to free a naked woman wedged upside-down between two buildings in Santa Ana, California yesterday. Workers heard the woman screaming and called emergency s...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing It's now legal to get a haircut in New York on Sundays. No, it wasn't before.
If you've ever gotten a haircut or professional shave on a Sunday in New York, you've benefited from criminal activity. Until yesterday, it was illegal for someone to practice barbering on Sundays. Ye...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Taco Bells employees set off fireworks inside, starting fire while locked outside
Taco Bell employees in Nashville reportedly set off a fireworks show inside the restaurant and then ran outside to watch through the window. Fortunately, they did it when no customers were inside. Unf...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing How to unshrink shrunken clothes
Did you accidentally wash or dry your favorite shirt the wrong way, causing it to shrink? I have, and when it happens I first try to pawn it off on smaller family members before donating it. But accor...
03:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Surprise! A dump truck delivers 1,400 pounds of trash to Boris Johnson (watch video)
Greenpeace just made a special delivery to Boris Johnson's doorstep: nearly 1,400 pounds of plastic trash. (Video below.) That's more than half a ton. It's also the "same amount that the UK sends over...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Judge tosses Roy Moore's $95M lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen
Before we discuss Roy Moore's most recent ignominious defeat, let's recap just a few of the conservative hero's string of disgraceful failures:"was removed from his position in November 2003 by the Al...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Real gun designed to look like Lego toy
A company is making and selling real guns designed to resemble Lego toys, just to rub it in.Culper Precision said its customised Glock weapon, named Block19, was developed to "highlight the pure enjoy...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing This old phone makeover is one of the best restoration videos I've seen
Awww, there is nothing more satisfying than watching an old battered vintage phone go through a complete makeover. Without any narration (but wonderful sounds of sanding, wiping, washing, snipping, di...
02:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Judge tosses Roy Moore's "pedophile detector" lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen
Alabama judge Roy Moore was once tossed from a mall over his alleged interactions with young girls, and now he's been tossed from the courtroom too. A judge put an end to his lawsuit against Sacha Bar...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Chinese ships dump so much human waste into the ocean, you can see it from space
Hundreds of Chinese ships have been dumping so much raw sewage onto the same spots of the South China Sea every day for at least five years, you can now see it in satellite photos. "When the ships don...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Warren County, N.Y., loses nepotism policy, Sheriff's son finds job
In Warren County, New York, Sheriff Jim LaFarr's son was hired as an officer after the county ditched its nepotism policy, reports The Post Star. Why did it ditch its nepotism policy? So Sheriff Jim L...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing This feeder ball keeps your pets happy, engaged, and well-fed, even when you're busy
Your pet wants your attention. Actually, scratch that. Your pet needs your attention. Those interactions are the moments your dog or cat lives for. But as painful as it may be to acknowledge, you just...
12:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing It's that hound who gets to pay no taxes Lucky Dog!
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! You can reserve your copies by pre-ordering ...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Entire music video in eye-straining magic eye 3D
The music video for SUUNS's C-Thru is rendered entirely as a snowy Magic Eye-style autostereogram. The trick is to stare into the distance, not cross one's eyes (which results in the steregraphic fiel...
11:15 am GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Guitarist Maria Barbieri covers Crimson's "impossible to play" Fracture
King Crimson's virtuosic guitar track, "Fracture" (from Starless and Bible Black) is considered by most to be impossible to play. Even Robert Fripp himself has stated so. Italian guitarist Maria Barbi...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, July 14, 2021
BoingBoing Want to learn either Unreal or Unity game engine creation? This $30 package teaches you both
Once you start investigating the means for building your own video games, you'll quickly stumble upon a central question every game creator will have to ask themselves are you a Unity user; or an Unr...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing People who turn in women seeking abortions are eligible for a $10,000 reward in Texas
In May, Texas passed the Texas Heartbeat Act, banning abortions after a doctor detects a fetal heartbeat, usually about six weeks after conception. (At that point, most women don't know if they are pr...
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch how Trump fan reacts when cornered with facts
It's funny how whenever a Trumper is cornered with facts, they resort to the "What-About" QAnon tactic. "What about Hillary's email?" Or in this MAGA fan's case, "What about Obama's birth certificate?...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing I like this portable battery-powered security light
TheLumenology Portable LED Motion Sensor Light($30) is powered by three AA batteries. It has a light detector and motion detector, so it shines only when it detects motion at night (saving the battery...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing One excavator operator to rule them all
Shared by Mohammed Gamal this excavator operator is sort of a ballerina, but with a giant power tool.Imagine the precision digging this guy is gonna do. @m7mdgmal633 – Mohammed Gamal ...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing An 18-year-old student who slipped a Hitler quote into the yearbook is now charged with computer crimes
A Connecticut teenager who attended Glastonbury high school has been charged with computer crimes after allegedly sneaking a Hitler quote into his high school yearbook. The 18-year-old hacker is accus...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Tennessee Republicans end vaccine outreach to teens
Failing to reach the hearts and minds of young people Republicans apparently pivot to engineering their deaths.The Tennessean:The Tennessee Department of Health will halt all adolescent vaccine outrea...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing This curved LED floor lamp bathes your room in light and is over 50% off
There's classic, stylish room decor that looks just as at home in a photo from the 40s or 50s as it looks in your house today. Then, there are modern creations that look like they should be in the liv...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing AI cosmic horrors filed in the Dungeon of Unexplained Phenomena
The Internet Dungeon of Unexplained Phenomena is a file cabinet of AI-generated paranormal horrors lurking in America's mundane corners, emerging from prompts supplied by author and narrative designer...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Library apologizes for performer in a monkey costume with a false bottom and a fake penis attached to it
A library in East London has apologized for a live summer program designed to encourage children to read that featured a performer in a monkey costume that had a bare fake bottom and a large artificia...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Good price on one of Consumer Reports' favorite sunscreens
The sunscreen I most trust to keep the painful and expensive art on my arm from fading is La Roche-Posay's Anthelios 60 Melt-In Milk. Consistently one of Consumer Reports' best sunscreens, my far less...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing A plane drops thousands of fish into a Utah lake in this awesome video
This footage taken on July 6 by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shows a plane dropping thousands of baby fish into a lake near the small town of Bicknell, Utah, which has an elevation of 7,125...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch an amazing Scooby-Doo-themed monster truck
I never understood monster trucks until one night I was sitting in a small bar someplace in San Quintn, Baja Mexico and a monster truck rally is what was on the tv. I lost whatever bias I had against...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Dash cam catches Michigan fuel truck as it rolls over and explodes into flames
A tanker in Troy, Michigan carrying 14,000 gallons of fuel burst into flames after losing control, rolling over, and careening into a highway barrier on Monday. Miraculously, the 50-year-old driver es...
05:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Busy day at Victoria's Secret as lady assaults other customer then melts down on camera
In this series of videos posted to Tik Tok, a woman is filmed assaulting another customer by that customer. She then melts down and begins wailing, crying, and sprawling on the floor. She gets up and ...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman didn't want to pay baggage fee so he made a bomb threat that shut down Florida airport, say police
Nobody likes paying a baggage fee at the airport, especially when it's unexpected. But while most people settle the matter by pulling out a credit card and slapping it angrily on the counter, Wegal Ro...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch amazing moment when a teen's golf ball is struck by lightning mid-air
A Texas teen struck a golf ball, which was then, incredibly, struck by lightning. He was out with his friends at Topgolf in San Antonio when the golf ball flashed in mid-air along with a popping sound...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing McDonald's introduced an "impossible" meatless burger in 1962 but it was pineapple
In 1962, Lou Groen, owner of a McDonald's franchise in Cincinnati, Ohio, had an idea for a "hamburger" that would appeal to his mostly Catholic customers who didn't eat meat on Fridays. (Remember, thi...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's fired Social Security commissioner is shocked and outraged after being locked out of the system
Trump's Social Security commissioner, Andrew Saul, threw a fit when Biden fired him last week. He vowed to keep working. But Saul's ingenious plan backfired when he tried to log on to the government n...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Body language expert explains why we are so creeped out by bad handshakes, people who clear their throat, and staring
Joe Navarro is a former FBI agent who specializes in nonverbal communication, body language, and other fascinating aspects of human behavior. He's written numerous books on these subjects, including T...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Super-rich guy building space ships plans to ride on other super-rich pal's rocketships too
Apparently, Elon Musk is going to ride on Richard Branson's rocket.Space:Branson told The Sunday Times that Musk has put down a $10,000 deposit to reserve a seat on a future suborbital flight, and a V...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing The Foo Fighters cover the Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing" (1976)
Remember how Dave Grohl confessed that his Nirvana drumbeats were swiped from disco songs? Grohl is keeping the boogie alive with this Foo Fighters (aka The Dee Gees) cover of the Bee Gees' 1976 hit "...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Facemaker AI turns a face sketch into a photo of a face
My excuse for this terrible sketch is that I'm on my treadmill desk so it's hard to draw. Nevertheless, you can see how Facemaker AI converts a rough sketch of a face into a photorealistic one. Please...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Loki's retro-tech world is the best 19A0
Alexis Ong writes on the retro tech of Loki, the ambitious and exquisitely designed show about the Marvel antihero.In creating this vast, faceless bureaucratic machine, the Loki design team needed to ...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Man found more than 150 bowling balls hidden in his home
David Olson of Norton Shores, Michigan has got a lot of balls. The 33-year-old has uncovered more than 150 bowling balls hidden in the foundation of his home. Olson was renovating his back steps when ...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Thom Yorke just released a new slowwwwww remix of "Creep"
Thom Yorke has released a new remix of Radiohead's 1992 breakthrough hit "Creep." This slooowwwww version is based on an acoustic arrangement of the song. Yorke originally created the remix for fashio...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing DRM causes a popular game to stutter. The fix is to pirate it.
DRM often punishes legitimate players without stopping pirates, but piracy being the only way to enjoy a game broken by DRM is another thing entirely. Enter Capcom's Resident Evil Village, whose DRM-r...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Video for song about people being irresponsible with fireworks features people being irresponsible with fireworks
Doug Fill: "Here's a video of people being irresponsible with fireworks, set to a song about people being irresponsible with fireworks. Do the responsible thing and share it with your irresponsible fr...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing You can now listen to "The Three Body Problem" as a serialized podcast
A few years ago, Tor Books teamed up with playwright Mac Rogers to produce a free serialized fiction podcast called Steal The Stars, which was then adapted into a prose novel. Steal The Stars was a so...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing This pocket-sized flying camera drone is your personal hovering photographer
Drones are fun, but you should probably examine your reasoning for getting one before plunging into the purchase. Are you looking for a craft to pilot and maneuver through the air like a daredevil? Or...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Utah cop shot handcuffed man in police station, his third killing: "You're about to die, friend!"
On Aug. 23, 2019, Utah man Michael Chad Breinholt was taken into custody at West Valley City station after turning up drunk at his girlfriend's workplace. His arms were handcuffed behind his back. He ...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing In 1818, John Cleves Symmes Jr. declared that the earth was hollow
In 1818, Army veteran John Cleves Symmes declared that the earth was hollow and proposed to lead an expedition to its interior. He promoted the theory in lectures and even won support on Capitol Hill....
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Fantastic new video single from Devo's Jerry Casale
Check out this trippy animated video for Devo co-founder, Gerald V. Casale's latest single, "I'm Gonna Pay U Back." The track, driven by the maniacal guitar work of Oingo Boingo's Steve Bartek, will a...
11:59 am GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing "Ethically sourced" cocaine forcing posh Brits to pay out the nose
A new scheme is being dished out by Colombian drug dealers to play on the ragged environmental heartstrings of wealthy UK residents. What some are calling "woke coke" is being marketed as "ethically s...
11:59 am GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Picasso painting discovered in a Maine closet after 50 years
Check your closets everyone. You may be harboring a valuable work of art that you can unload for some cool, hard cash. An unnamed Maine individual found a painting in a closet of the house he inherite...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Picasso painting discovered in a Maine closet after 50 years
Check your closets everyone. You may be harboring a valuable work of art that you can unload for some cool, hard cash. An unnamed Maine individual found a painting in a closet of the house he inherite...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Mailman Email Manager brings order to the chaos that is your email inbox
Some timesinks are 100 percent avoidable. Look, you didn't have to kill a whole weekend watching that entire Real Housewives of Atlanta marathon. That didn't have to happen. That's on you. But ot...
12:40 am GMT - Tue, July 13, 2021
BoingBoing Of course Mel Gibson would dramatically salute Donald Trump
What a surprise! Mel Gibson racist, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-Semite is also a Trump supporter. Confirmed by Snopes, Gibson can be seen in this TikTok video standing at attention and saluting ...
10:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Build a LEGO 911 Turbo (because the targa is meh)
Modeled after something that reminds me most of the 930 Turbo, this LEGO 911 kit is pretty awesome.Comprised of 1458 pieces, this kit represents LEGO's latest version of the 'iconic' Porsche 911. Simp...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Desiring an apple, this dog demonstrates a keen understanding of mass
A Bernese Mountain Dog wanted an apple less than it the trouble a horse offered it....
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Every year since 2017, Trump has led his CPAC crowd in chanting "lock her up"
While Trump was campaigning during the 2016 election, he loved whipping his crowd into an anti-Clinton frenzy so they'd chant "Lock her up! Lock her up!" for the unforgivable crime of sending email on...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Goldfish dumped into a Minnesota lake grew to gargantuan size
It might seem like a noble act to release unwanted pet goldfish into lakes and ponds. But the city of Burnsville, MN just found a few humongous goldfish in a local lake and are now pleading with resid...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing The Serafim S1 controller takes your phone or Switch gaming to the next level
Mobile game controllers really run the gamut. It's usually tough enough to play games on those tiny smartphone screens, but when you're trying to maneuver through various joysticks, buttons, and contr...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing I cannot wait to read this new Becky Chambers novel: "The Galaxy, and the Ground Within"
Becky Chamber's vision of the future is a lovely place to spend a few hours. I am excited to start her new novel, The Galaxy, and the Ground Within.Chamber's prior works in the Wayfarer series are all...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert are 'absolute clown politicians' rants GOP colleague
Representative Adam Kinzinger had a field day on Jake Tapper's show, referring to MTG and Lauren Boebert, two of the horse people of the Qnut apocalypse, as "garbage politicians" and "absolute clown p...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing It's been 10 years since an artist recorded candid shots from Apple Store webcamsand got a visit from the Secret Service
It's the 10th anniversary of when visual artist Kyle McDonald set up a webcam app on Macs at an Apple store that sent mugshots of shoppers to an online gallery [archive.org]. Apple's response was over...
06:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch how 7 people illegally crossed a US-Canada border by driving across a shared lawn
Canada and the United States share an interesting border the lawn of the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, which was built in both countries. One side has an address in Vermont while another has ...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing I use this kneeling pad and knee pads whenever I have to work on something low to the ground
I bought this 11 x 18 inch Fiskars Ultralight Kneeling Cushion in 2011 and have used it hundreds of times since then. It's come in handy when repairing appliances, working on and washing cars, weeding...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing As summer gas prices boom remember that Costco gas is just fine
Summer is here and it is road trip time!A prior post on Boing Boing kicked off a fun debate in the comments about the value of Costco membership. Seeing as Costco gas is $0.80/gallon cheaper than a ne...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Burger King employees had enough of poor working conditions and put up big sign: WE ALL QUIT.
Employees at a Burger King in Lincoln, Nebraska had enough of the miserable working conditions they had to put up with, so they quit. Nine of them at once. And to make their point, they also put up a ...
05:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Edwin Edwards, famously corrupt Louisiana governor, dead at 93
Edwin Edwards was famous for two things. First, for saying that the only way he could lose an election was if he was "caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy." Second, for being vastly corrupt, a...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing This guy upscaled over 1600 emojis and the results are really cool
Pablo Sanzi says, "I love emojis, and I only wished they were larger than 160x160px. So I used A.I. to upscale them to 2560x2560px with little quality loss. I hope it's useful for you too! Thank you f...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing You should be watching 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch'
Enough of my friends, who love Star Wars, have failed to watch the cartoons. You are making a huge mistake. Clone Wars, Rebels, and now The Bad Batch has all the feel of the first trilogy movies, all ...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Tokyo hotel apologizes for "Japanese only" and "foreigners only" elevator signs
A Tokyo hotel that placed notices reading "Japanese only" and "foreigners only" on elevators doors has removed them after people objected.Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu saidin a statementit "had no intenti...
04:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Fox airs a Big Lie disclaimer after Trump repeats his election woes at CPAC
While Fox has been pushing and standing behind the Big Lie since (and before) Donald Trump lost the election to President Joe Biden in 2020, the faux news network is now displaying a disclaimer when t...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch people trick themselves in a choice blindness experiment
From our friends at Futility Closet:In a 2005 experiment, psychologist Petter Johansson and his colleagues presented each subject with two photographs of women's faces and asked which they found more ...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Look at this old commercial to teach stoners how to be professional game testers
(The scene opens in an office with two stoners in their early twenties, playing a video game.)Stoner 1: Aw, hurry up man, the boss is coming in.Stoner 2: Du-ude. Almost got it.(A young woman walks in ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists decipher how Romanesco broccoli gets its freaky fractal shape
Romanesco broccoli (aka Romanesco cauliflower) is a quite strange (albeit tasty) vegetable that looks otherwordly in its freaky fractal formations. Every bud is self-similar, resulting in a logarithmi...
02:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Making deer glow to prevent cars from hitting them
The Finnish Reindeer Herders Association is hoping that painting deer with fluorescent paint could reduce the number of reindeer killed by cars. According to Smithsonian, around 4,000 deer dies this w...
02:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Sealed copy of Super Mario 64 breaks videogame auction record at $1.5 million, Luigi very proud
Remember the hubbub last week when a copy of The Legend of Zelda videogame sold for $870,000? It beat the prior videogame sales record set in April when a sealed copy of the original Super Mario Bros....
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Similaries between The Voynich Manuscript and outsider art by people with schizophrenia
The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious 15th century vellum book full of bizarre drawings, mostly of plants and women, and text written in an unknown language or code. Explanations include a coded book...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Prince's shoe collection on display at Paisley Park
Prince's home and studio Paisley Park, now a museum celebrating the purple one, is hosting a new exhibition of his fantastic custom shoe collection. From The Beautiful Collection exhibit description:"...
01:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing One of Judy Garland's original Wizard of Oz dresses found stuffed in a shoebox in a university's drama department
In the early 1970s, actress Mercedes McCambridge, a contemporary of Judy Garland, gifted the Catholic University of America's drama department with one of the iconic dresses that Garland wore as Dorot...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Build your own LED-infused Back to the Future Flux Capacitor with this kit
Look, 1.21 gigawatts of power is nothing to mess with lightly. Screw something up and you could easily throw yourself back in time 30 years, mess up your parents' first date, and inadvertently wipe yo...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing After Euro defeat, English soccer fans console themselves with night of racial abuse
In last night's Euro 2021 soccer tournament final, England was defeated 3-2 in a penalty shootout with Italy after drawing 1-1 during the game, dashing the dreams of a nation hoping to emerge from dec...
12:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: why you should never stand under the load of a crane
Construction site workers in Germany were lucky to trot away with their lives after the hoist cable of a crane gave way, dumping a heavy load (the 68-ton base of another damaged crane!) right on them....
11:47 am GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing McGruff the Crime Dog changes his mind in parody poster
McGruff the Crime Dog was created in 1980 to fight crime by appealing to children, but he's been adopted by Means TV and is now providing the standard ACLU-approved advice on dealing with police who w...
11:10 am GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Prager University: "Anti-racist" rhetoric is "fighting America itself"
On Sunday afternoon, right-wing "university" PragerU (i.e. conservative radio host Dennis Prager's YouTube channel) tweeted something that cut closer to the bone than it perhaps intended.Young people ...
11:02 am GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Castro killed JFK and his son in last week's dubious tabloids
If the tabloids serve any purpose at all, it is to highlight stories that the mainstream media ignores.It was the tabloids that found photographic evidence of O.J. Simpson wearing the Bruno Magli shoe...
10:57 am GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch The Ridiculous New Trailer For Steven Kang's SHARKS OF THE CORN
In case Sharknado somehow wasn't enough for you, Steven Kang's Sharks of the Corn takes carnivorous fish out of the ocean and into acornfield? Sure. Here's the synopsis: Strange things are happening i...
03:20 am GMT - Mon, July 12, 2021
BoingBoing ElevenSight offers video and audio calling for businesses with no downloads or logins
Now that we're all so much more conversant in how to handle video calling and conferencing than we were in early 2020, it's time to start thinking about the next step in that evolution, right? Like ma...
10:45 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing Passengers react to a 517 rear wheel hp 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle
This 1973 Super Beetle has been upgraded with a Subaru engine in the back, but kept looking as stock as possible to achieve what owner John Reynolds calls "a Super Sleeper." People's faces range from ...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing This lamp casts a million different colors in your room and even grooves to your music
One day, the lights in your house won't be tied to a simple light switch. They'll be voice-activated. Or they may spring to life entirely on their own through motion detectors and smart home artificia...
05:34 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing A page of priceless information on how to cut your own hair
During the pandemic, many of us (myself included) tried cutting our own hair for the first time. It's too bad I didn't see this tutorial by Basil Wolverton beforehand. Who knew that a barrel of paint ...
05:27 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing Jibba Jabba was a toy you played with by violently shaking its neck
I recently found an old Jibba Jabber doll in my grandparents' basement, which brought back all the fun memories I have of playing with this weird, noise-making toy as a child. When you hold the Jibba ...
05:20 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing Why I like to drink nettle tea
I've been using stinging nettle in both supplement form and steeped into a tea throughout my life to treat my allergies. Don't worry, this plant doesn't actually "sting" in its edible form. Nettle tea...
04:44 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing Shark appears super powerful
Via Reddit:View post on imgur.comBaby shark just NAILS the decoy thing with its tail to ensure that whatever it was, it does not get back up.Would one of you like to swim out there and talk to the cam...
04:28 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing This insulated french press is how I drink coffee all-day
An average day, these days, sees me drink this 30oz french press empty twice before 11:30 am.I bought this GSI insulated french press back when I was living la vida #vanlife. I would wake up, make a f...
03:34 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing How to humanely straighten the curl in a pig's tail
This person shares a magical tip for folks bothered by a curly pig's tail. View post on imgur.comThere is apparently a 'straighten the tail' slider installed on this model pig....
03:23 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing Branson spaces out
The latest episode of Rich Dudes Playing in the Outer Reaches features Virgin's own Richie Rich. Branson's VSS Unity, formerly the VSS Voyager, is a StarShipTwo sub-orbital rocket spaceplane. Perhaps ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing The Serafim Keybo turns any flat surface into a full-sized keyboard
We're getting closer and closer to Minority Report every day, aren't we? No, we don't mean philosophical discussions about free will vs. determinism or the encroachment on civil liberties or the ethic...
12:10 pm GMT - Sun, July 11, 2021
BoingBoing Instagram ads are the new SkyMall
SkyMall shut in 2015, bringing an end to the era of in-flight magazines for bizarre gadgetry you could pick up as soon as you got off the plane. But its spirit lives on at Instagram, writes Clive Thom...
11:15 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing This iPhone case protects and recharges your phone to almost double its battery capacity
Nobody totes around an uncased iPhone. That would basically be like running through a crowded shopping mall naked. And while you can certainly trick out your phone with any manner of cool or kitschy c...
07:24 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing Fans animate unfinished last episode of Dungeons and Dragons cartoon
The Dungeons & Dragons cartoon brought a new level of complexity and maturity to 1980s kids' TV, but was cancelled midway through its third season. This left our young heroes' quest to return home...
04:19 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing Los Angeles' new tourism logo
Announced this week by the city's tourism board, the new Los Angeles logo has locals "divided", according to CBS Los Angeles. REPORTER: Mayor Garcetti, you're saying that the Korg Polysix is the offic...
04:03 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing Tofu Dreg: China's poorly constructed residential towers
This video starts by showing construction workers in China alarmed at the brittle rebar they've been given to put in concrete. Then it gets worse. Welcome to Tofu Dreg, the dismal buildings going up i...
03:34 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing Action Park was the most dangerous amusement park in the world
Action Park was lawless, run by wild teenagers, and spending the day there was like playing a game of Russian roulette. One of the first things people saw when they entered New Jersey's Action Park, w...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing The Whiteshark Tini Underwater Scooter is a brilliant way to explore the ocean depths
Exploring the ocean is a pretty magical experience, with so much to see and do almost everywhere you turn. But while out snorkeling, scuba diving, or just paddling around in the water, you're almost a...
03:28 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz dumped by Orange County venue at the last minute
Toxic duo Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz were set to host an "America First" rally in Orange County on July 17, but when the venue found out who was behind the event, they canceled. The controv...
03:13 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: "Turning The Art World Inside Out" offers insight into the practices of many so-called "outsider artists"
I recently watched a great hour-long documentary on outsider art, called Turning The Art World Inside Out. The term "outsider artist" has never sat completely right with me, because it feels sort of e...
02:58 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing The incredible performances of Bread and Puppet Theater
If I ever travel to Vermont, my first stop will definitely be the Bread and Puppet Theater. Watching live puppet shows has been something I've loved since I was a kid, and although I've only seen vide...
01:57 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing June was America's hottest on record
Did you have a sweltering, roasting June? Heatwaves both sides of the country made it the hottest on record, in the U.S., reports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Records go back 1...
01:51 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing Charlottesville removes Confederate statues
Charlottesville, whose statues of Confederate generals and slavers Robert Lee and Stonewall Jackson attracted a white nationalist rally in 2017, is finally removing them this weekend. Lee's will be "h...
01:41 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Courtney Love cover a Britney Spears song in support of the singer's legal battle
The "Free Britney!" meme is finally being accepted by mainstream society for it's always been: a legitimate battle over disability rights. It's recently been revealed that the 39-year-old pop star's f...
01:41 pm GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing New spiders named after Neil Gaiman, Peter Gabriel, and others
A recent study from the scientific journal ZooKeys has re-examined and reclassified 33 different kinds of trapdoor spiders of the Ummidia species. As the paper's authors explain:Taxonomic work on New ...
03:23 am GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing Get a lifetime of access to 12min Micro Book Library and get a $30 store credit free
Americans spend almost three hours a day watching TV, and another half-hour playing games or surfing the web. And so how much time does the average American spend reading for pleasure? 16 minutes...
12:43 am GMT - Sat, July 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch and cringe: Trump Jr. tries to be funny on CPAC stage and is met with humiliating silence
Yeesh. This video is hard to watch. Donald Trump Jr. was trying to be funny at a CPAC conference today but was met with dead silence.His lame attempt at humor looked almost promising at first. When he...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing SQL is the backbone of data science. This $20-course collection explains it all
If you want to learn data science, you're going to need to understand exactly how that data is stored and organized first. That means those with an interest in knowing how to read and interpret data h...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Man steals golf club from pro-golfer's bag as the stunned golfer watches (video)
A bold gentleman at the Scottish Open casually helped himself to one of pro-golfer Rory McIlroy's golf clubs on Friday as if it were his own. As McIlroy stood just inches away from his bag, chatting w...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter bans white nationalist Nick Fuentes just as congressional Republicans warm to him
Nick Fuentes, the far-right commentator who attended the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, compared the Holocaust to a cookie-baking operation and suggested killing state legislators, was fi...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing This headless HD camera drone can actually fly using your hand gestures
Yes, we've all caught the drone bug. And while everybody thinks these cute little crafts are a lot of fun and want to get their hands on the controls of one, the variety of options on the market now i...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing This $30 wireless mount secures and charges your phone while you're on the road
Fumbling around with a phone while you're driving isn't just a nuisance it's downright dangerous. According to the National Safety Council, cell phones being used while driving account for 1.6 millio...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Zelda video game cartridge fetches $870,000 at auction
When a sealed cartridge of the 1987 video game The Legend of Zelda sold for $870,000 at Heritage Auctions on Friday, it set a world record for the most expensive video game ever sold.An original Super...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Lowest price I've seen for a charcoal chimney starter
Charcoal chimney starters provide great results. You won't need starter fluid with it because it ignites your charcoal quickly. Fill the cylinder with briquettes, put a crumpled sheet of newspaper at ...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this soothing and instructional video on how to draw 3D letters of the alphabet
I watch Japanese Calligrapher Takumi videos to help me practice my Japanese character handwriting (like this one: "How to write Hiragana with mechanical pencil for beginners"). His most recent video i...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing UK man is first person to break his penis vertically
A 40-year-old man in the UK suffered the first vertical break of a penis ever reported. That means his tunica albugineathe fibrous membrane that surrounds the spongy chambers that fill with blood duri...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch an adorable cat lapping milk set to music
Sherzod Ergashev accompanies this awesome cat. Absolutely reminiscent, or perhaps evocative of the hamster dance.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WpMlwVwydo...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing VitalSleep is a mouthpiece that might just end your horrible snoring nightmare
The sad truth for partners of snorers is that snoring can't really be cured. Sure, there are methods to mitigate the log-sawing that keeps many wives, husbands, girlfriends, and boyfriends awake at ni...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Meet Professor Grrrballs, my dog Electra's favorite doll
My darling golden retriever Electra absolutely adores this plush alligator by Kong. We call him Professor Grrrballs.Grrrballs is the evil mastermind behind most of the capers that go wrong around here...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing These Brazilian kids have no idea what Gillette is singing in "Short Dick Man"
In 1995, hip hop artist Gillette appeared on the Brazilian children's television show Xou da Xuxa (English: Xuxa's Show). It's beyond belief that she sang "Short Dick Man," which has lyrics like "Don'...
04:43 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Miami town commissioner eager to meet with Elon Musk in Vegas
The Miami Herald shares a story wherein experts seemingly dismiss the Boring Company and its touted achievements, but town commissioners are headed to Vegas, baby!In March, the engineer responsible fo...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Four Seasons Total Landscaping is now a punk venue
Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a business which occupies a mostly-bland industrial lot in Philadelphia that once played host to a uniquely bizarre event in American political history, has now opened ...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Report: two Seattle cops participated in Capitol Hill riot and lied about it
According to a report released Thursday, two Seattle police officers in D.C. during the Jan. 6 insurrection illegally trespassed on Capitol grounds as rioters stormed it and lied about their actions t...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Opioid-pushing Sackler family pays to get off the hook and gets to keep billions
Nearly 500,000 Americans died from opioids between 1999 and 2019 while theSackler drug-dealing family enriched itself by illegally pushing addictive Oxycontin on patients.New York Magazinereports that...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Beach racist who hit black teen with bike chain jailed for five years
Lee Mouat, 43, admitted to attacking a black 18-year-old with a bike chain because of his race and was sentenced for five years in jail. As part of his plea deal, Mouat admitted he hurled racial slurs...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Angel Olsen's excellent moody cover of Laura Branigan's 1980s hit "Gloria"
Indie singer/songwriter Angel Olsen is following up her critically-acclaimed fifth album Whole New Mess with an EP of 1980s covers! Titled Aisles, the EP will be released August 20 and includes covers...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Two men in Greece were busted for cocaine, although the "drug" was a simple craft supply
If you're headed for Greece, leave your craft supplies behind. If you live in Greece, same advice. Two men were arrested on drug possession and trafficking chargesin northern Greece after police found...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Vastly expensive postgrad degrees that lead to low-paying jobs
The Wall Street Journal reports on Masters degrees that incur massive debts but are unlikely to lead to the lucrative careers needed to pay them off. Among the worst: a film program at Columbia Univer...
03:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Astounding and weird aristocratic oil paintings from a smeared reality
British oil painter Ben Ashton creates mind-bendingly beautiful and strange oil paintings in the style of aristocratic portraits from the 18th century. His latest body of work, titled "To Our Glorious...
03:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: GOP senator warns Taylor Swift that socialism bans women from singing
Like a Bizarro Stalin, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) thinks anyone who doesn't support her is a Marxist.She also thinks Taylor Swift (who apparently opposed Blackburn in the 2018 election, making her a...
02:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing $5 million fundraising attempt for Giuliani legal defense gets less than $10,000
Big Lie teller Rudy Giuliani is paying the price for being loyal to Trump. Due to his false claims that the election was fraudulent, he has been suspended from practicing law in New York and DC. ...
02:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing BBC documentary about Belle Gibson, influencer who pretended to have cancer
In 2015, Xeni wrote about wellness huckster Belle Gibson, who lied about having cancer and was helped in her money-raising wheeze by a crowd of enablers: "The reality of living with cancer whomps us o...
02:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing A screwy debate over Dick Street in New Jersey is hilariously mocked on The Daily Show
The town of Clifton, New Jersey, are debating whether or not to make a street called Dick longer. Yes seriously. The problem is it ends prematurely, butting up against another street called Ellsworth,...
01:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing 14-year-old from New Orleans is the first black youngster to win national spelling bee
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, this week became the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee in a century of events. The winning word: "murraya", a genus of flowering plants in the citrus...
01:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Marilyn Manson turns himself in
Brian Hugh Warner, the artist better known as Marilyn Manson, turned himself in to the police Thursday. An arrest warrant for assault, stemming from a concert photographer's claim Warner spat on him, ...
01:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing One of the Johns from They Might Be Giants has a new EP of songs in Latin
John Linnell one half of the founding Johns of They Might Be Giants just released a new solo album consisting entirely of songs sung in Latin. As he explains:I can hear some of you screaming, "why s...
12:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this supercut of gymnasts messing up but recovering with elegance, grace, and sometimes humor
Given the complexity and difficulty of professional gymnasts' routines, it's totally understandable that occasionally they just lose their balance, make a misstep, or don't stick the landing. In this ...
12:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Astonishing actual photograph of Neptune rising from the sea
BBC photographer Jeff Overs encountered Neptune emerging from the sea in Newhaven, England. The astonishing image is below. "It's become a popular location for photographers because the sea 'boils' in...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Site republishes comics strips circulated internally at Google
Goomics collects comics strips that went around inside Google. Many concern abstruse industry topics; some offer an insight on the company's politics, inefficiencies and cultural problems....
11:40 am GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing How Joni Mitchell broke up with David Crosby by singing him a song
In this clip from The Howard Stern Show, David Crosby tells the story of how Joni Mitchell broke up with him. She sang her new song, "That Song About the Midway," to him (and the entire band) at a par...
11:40 am GMT - Fri, July 9, 2021
BoingBoing Michigan man unearths 158 bowling balls under his porch
Some people dig in their yards and make incredible finds. Fossils, gold, pirate trayy-sure, maybe a skull. David Olson of Muskegon, Michigan was removing his concrete porch himself and made a discover...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing A jolly Jen Psaki sings Happy Birthday in the press room while a stony Kayleigh McEnany looks on
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was in a jovial mood today as she led the press corps in singing Happy Birthday to Reuters journalist Steve Holland to celebrate his "29th" birthday, as she joked...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing This homemade 'Star Tours' attraction is quite the experience
Built by excellent father and Disney enthusiast Mark Eaton, this DIY 'Star Tours' ensured his 8-year-old daughter Indy's birthday party was one to remember.Utilizing the original version of Star Tour...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing vanlife 1987 Dodge campervan edition
This looks to be one of the nicest, best-kept examples of a super-sketchy-looking late 1980s American camper van conversion. Lovingly kept factory-but-with-patina, this 1987 Roadtrek Versatile still g...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Mike Avenatti sentenced to 30 months for trying to extort $20m from Nike
Mike Avenatti, the "pugnacious" lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels and was posed by media as a potential Democratic Party presidential candidate, was today sentenced to 30 months in jail after tryi...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing After attack ad, Toyota says it will stop backing Big Lie politicians
Wow, that was fast! A couple of hours ago I posted about The Lincoln Project's new video that exposed Toyota for giving "more money than any company to the seditious politicians who voted to overturn ...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing I've bought three of these granite-coated non-stick skillets
For years, my family has been using Le Creuset cast iron pans. The large one is almost too heavy for my wife to deal with. Also, they take a long time to heat up. While we are not ready to get rid of ...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Was your dog George Washington in a previous life? Is your cat the reincarnation of Annie Oakley? Call now to find out.
"Cute little dog you've got there. But hold on! In a previous life he could have been George Washington!"Before the Internet was everywhere, people satisfied their psychic needs (and, er, other needs)...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing This self-igniting pipe will have you wondering why every pipe isn't designed this way
Smoking pipes have been around a while. All the way back to at least 500 BC, it turns out. And across those last 2,500 years, pipes have always needed a flame to light the ingredients, unlocking the p...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Drunk buffaloes blow moonshiners' cover
Authorities arrested three farmers in Gujarat, India for selling illegal moonshine. One of the men was worried about his buffaloes whose behavior was off, so he called in a vet. The vet checked out th...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Boy, 11, earns quantum physics in 18 months, wants to make people immortal
Laurent Simons, 11, earned a bachelor's degree with distinction from the University of Antwerp in 18 months of study. His major was quantum physics. Now Simons, who is half Belgian and half Dutch, is ...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Boy, 11, earns quantum physics degree in 18 months, wants to make people immortal
Laurent Simons, 11, earned a bachelor's degree with distinction from the University of Antwerp in 18 months of study. His major was quantum physics. Now Simons, who is half Belgian and half Dutch, is ...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Two bear thieves expertly open car doors to steal what they want (but don't need)
A couple of crafty bears knew just what they were doing when they expertly cleaned out this car. The pro thieves each took a side, opened a door, and picked through the car's contents, leaving a mess ...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Vice obtained one of the FBI honeypot cellphones that reeled in alleged crooks
ANOM was a black market cellphone platform sold to crooks with the promise of secret comms. Sadly for them, the software was made by the FBI, leading to many arrests. Since the chips were called in, t...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Ukraine's army orders female soldiers to march in high heels
Ukraine's Ministry of Defense says women who serve in the Ukrainian armed forces must march in high heels in a parade on August 24 to mark the 30th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union.Af...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Toyota is called out for supporting seditious politicians in scathing new ad
The Lincoln Project's new ad campaign attacks corporations that have backed Republicans who support the Big Lie and deny the significance of the Jan 6 Capitol attack. Their first victim is Toyota (vid...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing A beautiful memorial to 4989 Irish lost to COVID-19
Artist Asbestos shares this touching tribute to the far too many Irish lost to COVID-19 during this awful global pandemic.Over 10 days in June I painted a figure made up of 4989 individually painted b...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Mexico's fans are so homophobic they've been banned from spectating the World Cup qualifiers
Mexican World Cup soccer fans have been banned due to popular chants that are so homophobic even a sports organization had to take a stand.Insider:Mexico's soccer fans won't be allowed to attend World...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing D.C. suspends Rudy Giuliani's law license
Already suspended in New York, Rudy Guiliani is now also unable to practice law in D.C. too after its highest court applied the same sanction there. As the personal lawyer of Donald Trump, Giuliani's ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Every Covid death in Maryland last month was unvaccinated
130 people died last month in Maryland of Covid. None of them were vaccinated, reports CNN. In addition, unvaccinated people made up 95% of new Covid-19 cases in the state and 93% of new Covid-19 hosp...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Visceral new graphic novel of "Parable of the Sower" brings the dystopian prophecy to life
Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower was originally published in 1993, as the first part of a planned dystopian trilogy that she would not live to complete. Set in the mid-to-late 2020s, the book tel...
03:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch chess rematch between champion Alexandra Botez and NYC's famous chess hustler "Russian Paul"
A five-time Canadian National Girls Champion, Alexandra Botez won the US Girls Nationals when she was 15. Currently, she holds the title of Woman FIDE Master with the International Chess Federation. I...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch baseball player's superhuman leap into the air to catch ball
San Diego Padres baseball player Fernando Tatis Jr. demonstrated his superpowers again this week in several incredible moments, most notably on Tuesday. The Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman hit a ...
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Tokyo has banned Olympic spectators
Tokyo declared a COVID-19 state of emergency on Thursday, banning spectators from the Olympics, according to Insider. Organizers weren't certain whether spectators would be permitted this week. The or...
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Those ball gobblin' hippos are still hungry
The game is pretty much unchanged. The song is amazing. Hungry Hungry Hippos!There appear to have been a few modifications that appear to just provide better post-gobble ball management. The hippos lo...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing All of Trump's boasting about being a tax expert juxtaposed with suddenly playing stupid in new video
After The Trump Organization and its longtime CFO Allen Weisselbergwere indicted for tax-related crimes last week, Donald Trump played dumb about taxes at his Florida rally. "I don't even know. …...
02:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing 2020 Census of American Religion reveals long-term decline of white evangelicals
PRRI released its 2020 Census of American Religion. The part that was most interesting to me was the year-over-year drop in the percentage of Americans who are white evangelicals:Since 2006, white eva...
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Mother names children Metallica, Slayer, and Pantera
A mother in New Zealand named her children Metallica, Slayer, and Pantera."It's not easy raising three of the heaviest bands," the mom told journalist David Farrier who wrote about it in Webworm newsl...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Steve Wozniak talk about the importance of the right to repair things
As Mister Jalopy said in his Maker's Manifesto, "If you can't open it, you don't own it." What's more, if you can't get the tools or parts or code to fix something you bought, you don't own it either....
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing EPA forces Fujifilm to stop selling Velvia 100
Fuji's beloved Velvia 100 is no longer for sale. The EPA has found one of its chemicals problematic and the film is no longer for sale.Velvia 100 is a vibrant slide film, not quite as awesome as Velvi...
02:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Woz backs right-to-repair movement
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, threw his weight behind the right-to-repair movement Thursday. Apple, of course, would very much prefer you just bought a new one."We wouldn't have had an Apple had...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Self-help books deemed scammy
Substacker Ed Zitron writes on the hustle-culture self-help volumes that make up most of this list of the most re-read books, and why they'll never get those re-readers to the point where they can sto...
12:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing New York City recycling facilities receive 1,200 bowling balls each year
Sims Municipal Recycling in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood is the country's largest recycling facility. And as Curbed recently explained, they've been overwhelmed by unrecyclable bowling balls fo...
11:03 am GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Here are 7 ways your company can be more productive with a remote workforce
It's been a while since you saw Carol from Accounts Receivable in person, hasn't it? And it's more than a year now since Bob the IT guy stuck his head in your office and asked if everything was going ...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing This $50 wireless headset sounds fantastic, fits comfortably, and connects to just about anything
Ten years ago, headsets were only for people who worked in call centers or anyone who wanted to look particularly boujee. But between online gaming, Zoom calls and the explosion of VoIP technology, he...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, July 8, 2021
BoingBoing Michael Flynn on who is the "cleanest man in America" him or Trump?
Have you ever wondered what kind of witty banter Michal Flynn (who pleaded guilty not once but twice to committing federal crimes) has with Trump (who said "I had to fire General Flynn because he lie...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing A cluster of ladybug eggs hatch in this gorgeous time-lapse video
I can never get enough of photographer Jens Heidler's extreme close-up time-lapse videos, which he posts on his Another Perspective YouTube channel. I recently posted about his "choreographed" video o...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Bring all your knives back to life with these great knife sharpening options
It's been said so often that it starts to feel like an old wives' tale. A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife. Of course, the thing about old wives' tales is that as fantastical as they oc...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this steeplejack's incredible selfie video on top of the Chrysler Building
While doing inspections, a steeplejack recently shot this stunning, if not a bit dizzying, selfie video of himself on top of New York's Chrysler Building. It's fun to compare this footage to the brave...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Why Quillette sucks
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06:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Judge releases 76-year-old woman who was imprisoned for missing a phone call
Gwen Levi (76) of Baltimore was released from prison to home confinement last summer after serving 16 years for selling heroin. She attended a class to learn word processing in late June, and when she...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing The scariest drop-in I have ever seen
As I saw this madman checking the slope on that fashionable bridge, I failed to notice his harness system.Regardless of his reliance on a parachute to land the trick I remain impressed. View t...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Ritz Cracker goes DIY with their fancy serrated edge
If you think the scalloped edge of a Ritz cracker is just a classy touch, think again. In their latest TikTok post, Nabisco's Ritz has some fun showing us how to use the cracker's edge as a cheese cut...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a gunbattle erupt after police run suspect off the road
Tennesee Highway Patrol shared this footage of a July 2020 event wherein a wanted Floridian attempted to evade pursuit. I suggest starting at 17:10. Earlier in the video, however, the police are heard...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Innocent sign turned X-rated at Japanese store by error
Joyful 2 is a chain of hobby shops in Japan. The katakana on the right says serufu sakkingu kounaa (self-sacking corner). There really isn't an "a" sound as it's pronounced in "sack," so it isn't sur...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Donald Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google and their CEOs
Donald Trump, suspended from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube after his supporters sacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, is out for revenge: he's suing all of them, and their CEOs to boot. The suits want th...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Woman tries to extinguish Olympic torch with a squirt gun
During the Tokyo Olympic Games torch run last week, a 53-year-old woman tried to douse the torch's flame with a squirt gun. Several witnesses reported hearing her shout: "Olympic opposition! Stop the ...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Peeping neighbor arrested after woman set up night-vision cameras
A barefooted gentleman was arrested in Katy, Texas after peeking through a woman's bedroom window. Adriana Garcia had a feeling someone was spying on her a month ago, and set up night-vision cameras t...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing The LEGO Architecture Taj Mahal is merely 2022 pieces
This lovely new LEGO Architecture Taj Mahal is a lot more manageable than the classic.Coming in at a mere 2022 pieces, this is not your grandfather's Taj Mahal. LEGO's older set 10189 has 5922 pieces!...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Wonderful footage of fireball meteor over Idaho
Jordan Ragsdale in Eagle, Idaho captured spectacular footage of a meteor lighting up the sky over the northern states earlier this week.Here's an incredible fireball I captured at 10:52 MDT on 7/3/21 ...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing A staff writer at The Atlantic was addicted to Twitter. Here's why she quit
I usually don't spend more than 5 minutes a day on Twitter, unless something especially crazy is going on (like the domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021), but I found Caitl...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing A detailed look at San Francisco's leaning Millennium Tower
Having lived in several downtown San Francisco high-rise condos, I was fascinated by the entire Millennium Tower debacle. An apparently wantonly miss-engineered super skyscraper was full of rich folk ...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Here's what Ronald Regan thought about the right to vote
The Republican Accountability Project reminds us what former President Ronald Reagan, a conservative Republican, thought about the right to vote in their new 40-second ad below."Without the right to v...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Lost or forgot your ID on the day you have to fly? Watch this TSA staffer's video on what to do
Don't forget to bring your ID to the airport. In case you lose your ID before your flight, here are the steps you need to follow.From the TikTok:If, for whatever reason, you have lost your ID on the v...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Craig Wright wins default copyright judgment in U.K. over bitcoin white paper
Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur who claims to be the creator of Bitcoin, has won a court ruling in the U.K. ordering bitcoin.org to stop hosting the research paper that first described the cr...
02:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Green? This Psaki bomb is for you
Jen Psaki reassured the American people that "We don't take any of our health and medical advice from Marjorie Taylor Greene." Another day, another #PsakiBomb pic.twitter.com/EwJ4bSm59W— Beki ...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Comic book store files legal complaint in comic book form
Houston's longstanding Third Planet comic book store has filed a lawsuit against the hotel next door complaining that guests there hang out on the fire escape and hurl all kinds of crap ("ceramic mugs...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Citing fair play, USATF leaves Sha'Carri Richardson off the US Olympic team
USATF, the organization managing the United States hopes for gold medals in Track and Field at the Olympics has determined that giving Sha'Carri Richardson a discretionary spot on the team would be un...
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Ever Given, big boat that blocked Suez Canal, finally allowed to leave
Though the Ever Given was freed from the Suez Canal more than three months ago, it was not allowed to continue its journey, impounded by authorities over the vastly expensive weeklong blockage it caus...
01:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Tweaker trout can get addicted to meth in our waterways
Meth in our freshwater rivers can turn trout into tweakers, according to new research. Ecologists from the Czech University of Life Sciences placed brown trout in water containing the same levels of m...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Impersonation of a distillery tour in Scotland
While I prefer whiskey with the E, this young woman is the tour guide I want.Scottish distillery tour guide doesn't give a fuck pic.twitter.com/WpxiuaywBz— Eleanor Morton (@EleanorMorton) Ju...
01:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Tragic Fate Ball: DIY digital Magic 8-Ball predicts how you're going to die
How will you die? Running with scissors? A whale falling on your head? Learn the future cause of your own untimely demise with maker Stuart Gorman's Tragic Fate Ball, a DIY take on the Magic 8-Ball th...
01:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing This LED camping lantern doubles as a flashlight and power bank when you need it most
Outside of water and shelter, there may be nothing more valuable when you're out in the wilderness than light. But unlike water and shelter, light isn't 24/7, and when darkness falls, you need to trus...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing President Jovenel Mose of Haiti was assassinated
A group of attackers broke into the private residence of Haiti's President Jovenel Mose and assassinated him early this morning. His wife Martine was also shot. From the New York Times:In recent month...
12:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Why does a Slinky stay momentarily suspended in mid-air when you drop it?
If you drop a Slinky from any height, the bottom of it stay suspended in mid-air until the top catches up. This happens whether you're dropping it from above your head or off the roof of a house. It's...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: NYPD officer takes seized motorcycle for a ridestraight into another vehicle
In this footage, an NYPD officer hops on a confiscated motorcycle, tries to pull a wheelie, blows a red light, faceplants, and sends the bike sliding into another vehicle. From Aaaron Stewart-Ahn on T...
12:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Innocent man killed in police chase was uncle of teen who filmed George Floyd's murder
Leneal Frazier was killed Tuesday in Minnesota by a police officer who crashed into his car while reportedly pursuing another motorist. Frazier was the uncle of Darnella Frazier, the teenager who reco...
12:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Radioactive pig hybrids have taken over a nuclear disaster site in Japan
There's a new scientific paper out from the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, which studied the outbreak of wild boar in the area affected by the Fukushima nuclear explosion in 2011. As The...
12:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Fat Albert Gets Out of Jail, Free!
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-orderin...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing The Eve is an at-home hydroponics garden that can fit right in your living room
We'd all love to have a spacious outdoor garden, a glorious place to sit back, relax, and grow a huge variety of amazing flowers, plants, herbs, vegetables, and more. In your fantasy, it's fantastic. ...
01:34 am GMT - Wed, July 7, 2021
BoingBoing Trump team social network Gettr hacked and 90,000 user emails exposed
Gettr, the Trump-team social network that launched last week and was immediately infested with Nazis and graced with furry porn, has been hacked. Some 90,000 users' personal informationemails, usernam...
10:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Pre-order Rizzoli's 40th-anniversary edition 'Codex Seraphinianus'
I bought one of Rizzoli's early editions of The Codex Seraphinianus years ago. I absolutely treasure it. If you do not have a copy, grab this 40th-anniversary edition.This mysterious and untranslated ...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Astonishing 3D animated cat on Tokyo digital billboard
This astonishing 3D animated cat now presides over Tokyo's Shinjuku Station. Watch the clip below. Cross Shinjuku Vision's curved display enables the truly incredible depth effects. According to TimeO...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing President Biden orders FTC to draft right-to-repair rules
Fantastic news for everyone who likes to open the things they own and keep them working without involving the manufacturer. President Biden has directed the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to create new...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Yosemite Sam doppelgnger makes handmade, artisanal corndogs
Just the other day someone asked me if I had ever actually eaten a corndog?Yes, I have. When I was a kid there was a cultural artifact in our malls, and located under the Santa Monica Pier, called Hot...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Slide these toothbrushes on your fingers and give your dog a dentist's clean
A dog's teeth are really no different than a human's teeth. But for all the brushing and dentist visits and other steps we humans take to preserve our pearly whites… well, dogs they just don't ...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing The history of the 1966 BatMobile
There have been many BatMobile, but none as beautiful or as worthy of the name. The 1966 BatMobile, created for the TV series by the recently departed George Barris, is lovingly documented in this vid...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Safeway supermarket in San Francisco reports 160 shopping carts stolen in last month
We've posted about the rash of incredibly brazen retail theft at San Francisco area Walgreens stores. Last week, most of the Target stores in the city have cut their open hours to 9am to 6pm in respon...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Man sat on toilet only to be bitten by his neighbor's escaped pet python
Early yesterday morning, a 65-year-old fellow in Graz, Austria had just sat down on the toilet to do his business when he felt a "pinch" in his gentials. Turns out, he had been bitten by an albino re...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the Super Mario Bros teach Mikhail Gorbachev how to make pizza
I fell down a bit of a Wikipedia Wormhole after watching the recent fan-edit of the 1993 Super Mario Bros movie (which is even more inexplicable than I remembered). And that's how I learned that forme...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Soccer goalie scores on himself in high winds
Playing soccer on a windy day. Who cares, right? Game on. No wind is going to affect play THAT much. Still, maybe the goalie in this video should have read the conditions a little better before launch...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Singapore man bludgeons coworker with a mallet for walking around naked
On Tuesday July 6 a Singapore man, Saw Paing Soe Thu, was sentenced to 13 months in jail for hitting his coworker in the head with a mallet, which is deemed as voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerou...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing 8 health benefits of eating pineapple
Any time I eat fresh pineapple I always wonder: why don't I eat this ALL the time? A single pineapple bite is so juicy that it's not just refreshing and delicious but also seems to quench one's thirst...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Two thieves in custody after failed Texas bulldog puppy heist
Several examples of thievery in this story.First, this carnival act got caught stopping someplace far too public to put the plates back on their car after stealing a $10,000.00 puppy from a pet store....
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Practical Engineering uses fake poo to demonstrate how sewers work
Having spent 11 years living with a septic system as my number one source of home anxiety, I find living on a sewer system, once again, to be amazing. While I was living in rural Marin County, I got a...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Joy Behar's reaction to Meghan McCain leaving The View
The View is part of my mother's morning ritual. I have spent many an AM watching Whoopie and Joy shake their heads at almost everything McCain said on this show. Meghan McCain traded on her father's s...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Norway law requires photoshopped pics to be labeled
A law passed in Norway requires photoshopped photos to be marked as such. Everyone from fashion magazine feeds to influencers will have to 'fess up. The rules will affect any paid posts across all soc...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Life with a Suzuki mini-truck
This dude imported a Suzuki mini-truck cause it looked like the truck would be useful and fun. After he drove it for a year he found the truck is useful and fun.He offers 3 useful tips and 2 things I ...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing "Ultimate Slip 'N Slide" pulled from Olympic lineup after explosive diarrhea outbreak
NBC's Ultimate Slip N' Slide has been shitcanned. For now, at least.If you're not already familiar with Slip 'N Slide, it's delightful summer toy that's basically a hose that sprays water down a plast...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing 'Class Action Park' tells the tale of the most Gen X theme park ever
Rarely does a documentary evoke peals of laughter, and a few minutes later tastefully share stories of tragic and avoidable deaths, but Class Action Park is that documentary. I have heard stories of t...
02:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Ten years ago, The Onion predicted west's Irish Goodbye from Afghanistan
In July 2011, The Onion published a facetious story titled U.S. Quietly Slips out of Afghanistan In Dead Of Night. In July 2021, the Associated Press reported that the U.S. had quietly slipped out of ...
02:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Proudly wear your own US Forest Service Lunar Orbit Adjustment Program patch in honor of congressman Louie Gohmert's (R-TX) genius climate change mitigation idea
As seen in the video below, congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas last month asked US Forest Service Jennifer Eberlien the following regarding mitigating climate change: "Is there anything that the Natio...
02:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Four-day working week trial an "overwhelming success" in Iceland
A series of trials in which workers were moved to shorter working weeks, without reduction in pay, are reportedly an "overwhelming success". Productivity "remained the same or improved" while workers ...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Youtuber makes duct tape kayak to escape 'the island'
In this tribute to Cast way, Fowler of Fowler's Makery and Mischief made himself a duct tape kayak and paddle.Oh, the things we have all "fixed" with duct tape. Where "fixed" means "works for now." So...
02:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Amazing faux digital sundial clock 3D print your own!
Mojoptix's fantastic sundial presents a faux digital display in the shadow. (It tracks time in 20 minute increments.) You can 3D print your own from the file at Thingiverse.(r/InterestingAsFuck)...
01:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Short documentary about why championship chess sets are so expensive
When the narrator says "less than 10 people are entrusted to carve the knights for world championship sets", one's mind may wander to the fact that chess authorities are among the most blatantly corru...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Bathroom with bed inside listed as "micro studio" apartment for rent in Vancouver
A "micro studio" apartment in Vancouver's desirable West End neighborhood was listed on Craigslist for $680/month. It's a perfect spot for someone "who does not need much space" and the bed is conveni...
01:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Stroboscopic effect makes chopper's blades appear motionless
In this example of the stroboscopic effect, a helicopter's blades' rotations per minute are in harmony with the camera's frames per second, giving the impression that they're not moving at all. This i...
01:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this delightful close-up video of a fastidious beaver chomping through a tree limb
"Mike's Videos of Beavers" is a delightful YouTube channel of beavers going out their business, slapping their tails, grazing on grass, bickering with other beavers, and, as seen below, fastidiously g...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Whip spiders are having a renaissance
Whip spiders, also known as tailless scorpions or amblypygids, are a weird member of the arachnid family. They are mostly harmless to humans, with no fangs or tail or even silk production glands (alth...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing "Made In Korea" offers a cool new take on transracial adoption and AI
Image Comics released the first issue of Made in Korea in May, and it's already shaping up to be an exciting story. Written by Jeremy Holt with art by George Schall, the story is set in a near-future ...
01:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing In 1857, guests at Washington D.C.'s National Hotel began to come down with a mysterious illness
In 1857, guests at Washington D.C.'s National Hotel began to come down with a mysterious illness. One of them was James Buchanan, who was preparing to assume the presidency of the United States. In th...
01:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Tello can hook you up with a year of unlimited talk and text for under $7 a month
A look at the most affordable phone plans from the three major U.S. service providers doesn't make anyone think about the word affordable. An unlimited essentials plan from T-Mobile will set you back ...
01:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing US Air Force tests handheld nerve-stimulating device to zap tired soldiers into alertness
For years, some people who suffer from epilepsy and depression have found relief through implanted devices that stimulate the vagus nerve in the neck with pulses of electrical signals. More recently, ...
12:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Never ever turn your back on a lion
Wildlife conservationist Dean Schneider thought it was cute to pretend that he didn't know this lion was approaching him. He was right. From his site:I am a 27-year old Swiss guy, who dedicated his en...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, July 6, 2021
BoingBoing The $52 bedroom humidifier combats dry, stale, uninspired air in your home
You never truly appreciate a home with perfect humidity until you're forced to live somewhere that seems to suck the moisture right out of the air. It's more than just inconvenient. Low humidity can d...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing This Tactical Hydration Pack is a lifesaver when you're under the scorching Sun
For hikers, cyclists, survivalists, or even just the weekend nature lover, there's one rule that stands above all others out in the wild: stay hydrated. And believe it or not, for a species whose...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing "We have to do this now": management of collapsed tower knew structural situation was dire
CNN reports that "urgent" discussions were held in 2020 about the need to deal with water intrusion at Champlain Towers South, with documents detailing visible damage "significantly worse" than the 20...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing The NOAA has officially changed the definition of "normal" weather
Every 30 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States updates their definition of "U.S. Climate Normals." These "normals" are designed to help farmers, energy compan...
01:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing UK documentary cut scene claiming Prince William spread rumors about Prince Harry's mental health
The Daily Beast, quoting The Daily Mail, reports that a TV documentary broadcast in the UK was edited at the last minute to remove scenes at the behest of staff of Prince William, an unusally overt ac...
01:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing Thai ad for chocolate waffles is an eye-opener
In this advertisement from Thailand, a man leans a secret about his girlfriend, but fails to return the favor. The agency is Ogilvy & Mather.Here's another one, about a man packing up his apartmen...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing This hand-cranked American Red Cross emergency radio is just $50
There's no more dependable organization for disaster preparedness than the American Red Cross. So you can rest assured that if they put their name on a product, it's an item that has been properly vet...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing Remains of a tiny mouse inside a carnivorous pitcher plant
In this video, a carnivorous pitcher plant is upended to examine the remains of an unfortunate rodent that fell in. If you don't want to see it, but want to see what it feels like to see it, here is a...
12:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing "Robots in Rowboats" is a delightfully whimsical coffee table book
For nearly a decade now, my friend Lauren Briere has been making adorable retrofuturistic steampunk fairytale paintings of robots, relaxing in mundane settings (though usually rowboats). View ...
12:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing A brief history of weaponized balloons
On June 15, 2021, the BBC reported that Israel had launched another attack into Gaza in retaliation for an assault of incendiary balloons. The headline certainly turned some heads, and seemed particul...
12:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this mesmerizing time-lapse of a sheep herd moving to its summer pasture
Footage taken and edited by Lior Patel.Drone photographer Lior Patel followed a herd of sheep for several months, as the herd was shepherded to its summer pasture. Entrancing and relaxing. pic.twitter...
12:07 pm GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing Finance startup names itself Nonce, a cryptographic term that is also UK term for child rapists
A new financial company launched its plans to "increase the liquidity of NFTs" this week, announcing its name: "Nonce Finance will launch itself on Polygon!" A nonce is a code used only once, and in t...
04:03 am GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing Rest of Champlain Towers demolished to aid rescuers
The remaining portion of Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida, was demolished Sunday evening to aid rescuers combing the rubble for signs of life. The west wing of the condominium, left standing afte...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, July 5, 2021
BoingBoing These Mobile Pixel screens can turn a laptop into a multi-display power terminal
There are some sure-fire ways to improve your workflow. You can start by cutting down on distractions. You can take regular breaks so you stay sharp. You can organize your time spent on each task and ...
11:06 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing In his latest IG post Mark Zuckerberg rides a waterski waving an American flag to the tune of John Denver
Ok, so I wanted to believe this was some insanely wonderful fan slap at Mark Zuckerberg, but no it appears to have been posted from the @Zuck account on Instagram as his July 4th wish to the world.It ...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing Set yourself up with big savings on 25 different app and software bundles this July 4th
Events like Amazon Prime Day may load you up on fun gadgets, household items, and other fun knick-knacks, but those sales don't usually come with savings where you often need them most on apps and ot...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this documentary to learn all about the tap dancing, Elvis impersonating, cult legend, Jesco White
Jesco White, born July 30, 1956, is an Appalachian folk dancer and performer, who has followed in the footsteps of his father D. Ray White, a famous mountain dancer and entertainer. The Dancing Outlaw...
04:09 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing Town's desperate search for water to fuel their real estate boom
From Vice, I found this report on the town of St. George, Utah's quest for water a bit odd. It seems to me as if a few of the folks in this video are completely passing on an opportunity to develop a ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is a docu-series about psychoactive substances
Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is a docu-series about psychoactive substances. The show is created, written, and directed by Hamilton Morris (son of the acclaimed documentarian, Errol Morris). In each episod...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing Edward Mordrake: the man with an evil little face on the back of his head
Edward Mordrake was a 19th-century English man who (according to an urban legend) had an evil little face on the back of his head.Although the face could not see, eat, or talk, it had an agenda of its...
02:53 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing My homegrown tomatoes turn into homemade pizza sauce
My first batch of Roma tomatoes were ripe and it was time to do something all that fruit! I also had a good number of Cherokee carbon heirloom tomatoes, and some onions ready to enjoy, so I put those ...
02:03 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing 20 feared dead in Japan landslide
More than 20 people are feared dead after devastating mudslides in Japan, with two bodies so far recovered. Videos shot in Atami, a resort town, show walls of mud overwhelming buildings Saturday, carr...
01:54 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing Boston Dynamics programmed to celebrate corporate acquisition
After being purchased by Hyundai Motors the Boston Dynamics robots were ordered to dance.Apparently, Hyundai Motors and Boston Dynamics combined Smart Mobility efforts will be supercharged. Everything...
01:54 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing Boston Dynamics robots programmed to celebrate corporate acquisition
After being purchased by Hyundai Motors the Boston Dynamics robots were ordered to dance.Apparently, Hyundai Motors and Boston Dynamics combined Smart Mobility efforts will be supercharged. Everything...
01:49 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing With an alarming animation, the CDC reminds us not to have diarrhea in the pool
"Don't swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea," the CDC wrote on Twitter. "One person with diarrhea can contaminate the entire pool."And then there was the animated image posted with it, fea...
12:49 pm GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing Get the most out of your summer with up to 68 percent off 22 killer items this July 4th
There's a time for work, but there's also a time for fun. And you'd be hard-pressed to find any time of the year more tuned in to fun than summer. In that spirit, we pulled together deals on more than...
03:30 am GMT - Sun, July 4, 2021
BoingBoing Armed with a password manager and VPN, this package can solve your security woes
We all know the dangers of running around without adequate protection shrouding our connection to the web. That problem is only exacerbated when you're also out there with weak passwords and easily co...
08:44 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing Learn something new this summer with two dozen e-learning deals, each just $20
Summer might not feel like the time for burying your nose into studies but think about it. You might gain some real ground in the big game of life if you're working away while everyone else is playing...
07:09 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing The awesome tracer gun of our Gen X youth
The instant I saw this Russian knock-off of the Space Gun of my youth, I had to buy it.Disc Gun, Space Gun, Tracer gun: whatever you called it, this toy is a ton of fun! It leaves discs in all sorts o...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing If you find yourself in Silicon Valley, ignore the tech bros and tour the Winchester Mystery House
In 1886, one woman's fear of ghosts and a spare $20.5 million (equivalent to $550 million in 2020) led to a 38-year-long project in which the Winchester Mystery House was built. Sarah Winchester ...
04:45 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing Tour the British landscape with a road trip from Shitterton to Twatt
This road trip will take you 862 miles all the way through the isle of Britannia. Your journey begins in Shitterton, a hamlet in Dorset, England, into Whores Wood and then Bitchfield, before carrying ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing The Wolfpack is a documentary about six brothers and a sister who were locked in an apartment for 14 years
The Wolfpack is a 2015 documentary that tells the story of six brothers and a sister whose father confined them inside of their 4-bedroom, New York City apartment for almost all of their lives. Their ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing Disturbing drawings: how Laurie Lipton reveals our inner darkness
I recently watched this half-hour documentary on one of today's most amazing (and most under-appreciated) artists, Laurie Lipton. In a compelling interview, she talks about her drawings, background, a...
01:52 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing Want to ride a penny-farthing? You need a top hat!
This may be peak hipster, but damn if I don't love it.As I was selling off two of my older bicycles, having realized I will never need a mountain bike or a long distance road bike again, and was amaze...
01:52 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing Want to ride a penny-farthing? You'll need a top hat!
This may be peak hipster, but damn if I don't love it.As I was selling off two of my older bicycles, having realized I will never need a mountain bike or a long distance road bike again, and was amaze...
01:42 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing The Gulf of Mexico burnt for nearly 5 hours after a gas pipeline burst
Watch a surreal hellscape as the sea boils!Pemex, Mexico's national gas company, claims the fire, known as "the eye of fire," has been extinguished. CNN:Orange flames resembling molten lava were pictu...
01:32 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing Ruins of haunted Scottish village for sale starting at 125,000
The Old Village of Lawers in Perthshire is for sale for the low, low price of 125,000. That's a steal at 3.31 acres! It comes with other perks as well, according to the sellers:An ancient, ruined vill...
01:15 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing Shark jumps out of water and bites dangling parasailer
Watch as 2 parasailers in tandem get nipped at by a jumping shark while hovering over the water, and one of them sustained serious injuries. The unusual attack happened in the Gulf of Aqaba near the J...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing Ready for some new gadgets? Here are 20 summer tech deals that are up to 83% off
There's never a bad time for a sale on cool new tech, which is why our collection of awesome summer discounts includes big savings on a whole bunch of great gadgets. This 4th of July weekend, this ass...
02:39 am GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing The Razor isn't just a tiny box cutter. It's your new EDC favorite waiting to happen
Admit it. How many times a week does the Amazon truck stop by your home? It's probably more than you'd like to admit, but that doesn't mean you're gonna slow down. So many deals … so much cool s...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, July 3, 2021
BoingBoing This $11 Switchmate Power turns any wall outlet into a smart home hub
There's a case to be made that your home has now become smarter than you are. Sure, you're the one paying the bills, but with the rise of web-enabled tech spread across every corner of your home, ther...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing The terrible hardships of a mechanical cop manufacturer
NBC News shared a touching story about the challenges and hardships faced by the folks who make a surveillance bot.Cops aren't all that fired up about the slow rolling, many-eyed enforcement droid. So...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Listen: Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) covers psych pioneer Roky Erickson (13th Floor Elevators)
May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Ericksonwill materialize at indie record stores the next Record Store Day, July 17. The compilation, produced by my friends at Light in the Attic reco...
06:43 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Eric Trump says he won't be indicted because "guess what, we've always lived amazingly clean lives"
Newsmax host Eric Bolling asked Eric Trump if he was concerned that he could be indicted for committing crimes as a member of the Trump Organization. Eric Trump's indignant response included three ass...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing You can buy the ruins of a haunted Scottish village for just $173,000
Located on Loch Tay in Scotland's Central Highlands, the Old Village of Lawersabandoned since 1926 is for sale for just 125,000 ($172,859). The three-acre property includes the ruins of the village's ...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing A top Exxon lobbyist was secretly recorded bragging about climate denial
Greenpeace investigative journalism team, Unearthed, has just released a damning video of Keith McCoy, a senior lobbyist for ExxonMobil based in DC, boasting about his climate denial efforts, as well ...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Fascism and fajitas have the same etymological roots
I saw this tweet the other day, and it was one of those things that seems jarring and surprising at first, but actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it.Nobody asked for this, but here'...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing A new investigation shows an Amazon warehouse destroying millions of unsold products each year
Here's a great Prime Day Deal on Manufactured Scarcity from an Amazon warehouse in Dunfermline, Scotland, as reported by ITV:An ex-employee, who asked for anonymity, told us: "From a Friday to a Frida...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing A former FBI investigator now hunts down long lost apples. He's found dozens of them.
NPR has a weirdly fascinating story about an ex-FBI and IRS criminal investigator who has now turned his attention to apples. In what sounds like a grimdark espionage reboot of Johnny Appleseed starr...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Snake put in wall to scare out all the rats
What sadistic person shoves a snake into a hole carved into the drywall of a wall? What, so the snake can just live in there? Nope! It's the snake herder to the rescue. Out from the same hole pop out ...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing How USA Today beat the heat 10 years ago today
On July 2, 2011, the print edition of USA Today featured a, erm, handy graphic about the weather that turned to be one of the greatest graphic design failures of all time:Happy 10-year anniversary to ...
05:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Two Los Angeles city council people spent the night at a new Tiny Home village
Tiny homes, most commonly in Los Angeles the Pallet Shelter models, have proven to be an easy to deploy housing solution that appears to be appreciated and used by fellow citizens experiencing difficu...
05:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Magnificent new paintings from Korin Faught
I've posted many times about one of my favorite living oil painters of the human figure, Korin Faught. One of her remarkable large paintings of "twins," titled "Adele Twice," has been a centerpiece of...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Rachel Maddow compares the charges against Trump CFO Weisselberg to NYT reports on Ivanka's behavior
I think most people are unsurprised to hear additional evidence that the Trump organization was evading taxes and assisting its chief executives to do so as well. Rachel Maddow explains how a prior bo...
04:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Click Brawl
Click Brawl is a "collaborative click counter." It counts the number of clicks that have been made on the site since its launch. Two games are available:Click brawl or main counterThis counter always ...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Popcorn ceilings, leaded gas, and other inventions that have "done more harm than good," according to Reddit
"What invention has done more harm than good?" Two days ago, redditor idc_aboutusernamesposted this query to r/AskReddit. With 27,000 comments so far, the following are some of the answers ranked "Bes...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Trump can't even win 'worst President'
CNN shares Thomas Balcerski's analysis of the2021 Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, in which he participated.Trump is merely the fourth worst President in US history. The top award goes to...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Nondescript house for sale has huge oak tree growing right through it
There's a fairly nondescript home for sale in Gulfport, Florida that has one remarkable feature: a massive oak tree growing right through the kitchen and popping out of the roof. Apparently the home's...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing My fashionable bicycle and skating safety helmet
I am enjoying my Thousand safety helmet, and boy do I need a safety helmet.This Thousand bike and skate helmet is light, flows air, had a great adjustment system, and looks fantastic. What is not to l...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Tenacious D performs The Beatles' "You Never Give Me Your Money" and "The End."
It's the first Tenacious D video in eight months. Where does Jack Black get his energy?If you missed that last one, here's Black as Frank-N-Furter singing an explosively awesome version of "Time Warp"...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Apple to stop making iPhone 12 Mini, my favorite model
I bought an iPhone 12 Mini to replace my iPhone 8. The 12 mini is smaller than the 8 but has a larger display, 5G, and an incredible camera. But it looks like I'm in the minority — sales of the ...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. champion sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson can't compete in Olympics because she tested positive for THC
USA Track and Field gave 100-meter dash star Sha'Carri Richardson a 30-day suspension, effectively banning her from participating in the Olympics. The 21-year-old athlete, who won the Olympic trials o...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Swim caps designed for natural black hair banned at the Olympics
The International Swimming Federation, the organization responsible for setting swimming rules at the Olympics, has banned a swim cap designed to better fit black athlete's hair. This move has nothing...
01:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing This $120 drone-operated 4K camera flies like a champ and snaps majestic pics
Do you know how much money Hollywood productions used to layout just to get some basic footage of sweeping aerial shots over a certain area? Well, we don't know either, but without itemized budgets fr...
01:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Arkansas deputy's bodycam was off when he killed teen
Arkansas sheriff's deputy Michael Davis shot dead 17-year-old Hunter Brittain during a traffic stop two weeks ago. Davis was fired Thursday, with Lonoke County Sheriff John Staley saying that he "didn...
12:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Arrest warrant issued for "To Catch A Predator" host Chris Hansen
Chris Hansen became famous as host of entrapment show To Catch A Predator, in which he confronted people lured to sexual encounters with adults who claimed, sometimes unconvincingly, to have been posi...
12:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Billionaire Branson plans to beat Billionaire Bezos to space
Sir Richard Brandon will fly to space on July 11, if all goes to plan, beating Jeff Bezos's planned flight by a week or two.key to Virgin Galactic moving forward with its business was the granting las...
12:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing The blue screen of death is dead. Long live the black screen of death.
The good news is that Microsoft is retiring the feared and loathed Blue Screen of Death, the screen that announces that your computer has suffered a problem it cannot recover from and must reboot. The...
11:44 am GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing The home of shockingly bad sci-fi book covers
We're told from a very young age not to judge a book by its cover. That's all well and good until you're presented with something that is so visually upsetting that it puts even the most classic of cl...
11:39 am GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Babbel isn't just learning a new language. It's learning something new about your world.
Learning a foreign language has become a lost art in the U.S. Only 20 percent of K-12 students in America study a language other than English, and learning a foreign language is a graduation requireme...
03:11 am GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing Get your dog started on a plant-based dog food they'll actually love for just $5
With everyone doing their best to look out for our planet and buy eco-friendly products, you might be surprised at the role another member of your family could be playing in that more sustainable futu...
12:02 am GMT - Fri, July 2, 2021
BoingBoing This prequel about AI after the fall of humanity is even better than the fantastic first novel in the series
A few days ago I reviewed C. Robert Cargill's Sea of Rust and loved it. The prequel, Day Zero, was somehow even more fun!Sea of Rust is the story of one AI's existential crisis after the falls of both...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a guided sniper bullet hit its target
Holy smokes! The EXACTO guided ordinance program is pretty amazing. This video by Dark Footage does an amazing job of explaining and demonstrating how a small caliber guided bullet was developed and j...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Really big mousepad
On a recent episode of theCool Tools podcast, our guest Jane Metcalfe recommended the BUBM Office Desk Pad, a31-inch x 17-inch mouse mat($12). I have a desk with a glass top and didn't like how the co...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Last year Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams said if Biden was elected, Republicans would be hunted and killed
A year ago today Trumpian cartoonist Scott Adams predicted "If Biden is elected, there's a good chance you will be dead within the year. Republicans will be hunted." Today a lot of people are teasing ...
09:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing City sells former police academy to become a marijuana grow facility
The city of Flint, Michigan has sold its former Police Training Academy to a cannabis company that will convert it into an indoor marijuana growing facility. The Flint City Council approved the sale i...
08:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Have you heard Abbott & Costello's 'Ten Year Old Child Bride' joke from 1941?
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing The Aeva hydroponic grow system is holistic, eco-friendly, classy, and artistic all at once
For centuries, humans have grown food under one basic principle: so long as the ground is fertile, we can produce and thrive. The viability of soil for growing food crops and other basic necessities i...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Finally, a handheld Macintosh! (Ok, hackintosh.)
Back in 2007 or so, Hackintoshes that ran a Mac OS on a small netbook were all the rage (at least among a few bloggers). Then, the MacBook Air and iPad, introduced in 2008 and 2010, respectively, esse...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Team Trump's new social media platform is called "Gettr" and it's recommending that I follow Hitler
Politico reports that a new social network app named "Gettr" is in fact developed by Team Trump. It's described as having been "quietly launched" by Trump's former spokesman Jason Miller, a charitabl...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Former president Donald Trump still touting his perfect cognitive test
Disgraced former President Trump continues to celebrate passing a cognitive test, meant to catch declines in basic mental process, like it's the free party you win at Buffalo Wild Wings when your busi...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Racist man threatens to call immigration on workers
A racist man lashed out at California workers, furious that they were making noise while doing construction work. "Do you want the immigration service to come out here?" he threatened, after seemingly...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing A man slips and gets dragged by a moving train before being rescued
In video caught on CCTV, a man in Mumbai, India looks like he's trying to catch a lift on a moving train but slips. He then gets dragged and spun around by the train before a police officer, as descri...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing UCLA physics professor loses $10k bet about downwind kart
UCLA Physics professorAlex Kusenko saw YouTuber Veritasium's video of him riding in a wind-powered vehicle moving directly downwind faster than the wind and told Veritasium that "directly downwind fas...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Miya Ponsetto, who falsely accused a Black teen for stealing her phone, charged with hate crime
Miya Ponsetto, the 22-year-old who was arrested last December for grabbing a Black teen and falsely accusing him of stealing her phone (which was later found in an Uber), was charged with a hate crime...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Dim-witted cop admits playing pop music in expectation it will prevent video of him being uploaded
Police officers who don't want their public actions to be posted online have taken to playing pop music in the hopes that it will trigger automated copyright enforcement systems. Here's an officer wit...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch what predictably happens when a car slams into a gas pump
Dramatic explosions ensue!A car in Modesto flew off the road and into a gas pump. Bestill Tigra and Bunny's hearts!...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing "Housing, not handcuffs," says LA Councilperson, while his office gripes about homeless people in front of their door
A major effort to relocate the homeless people from Venice Beach's famed boardwalk is underway. While claims are made that all 200-300 distressed people living on this troubled tourist attraction will...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Grant Morrison: Evil Superman is "ridiculous"
Stories of Superman as a bad guylike, really evilhas become quite a popular approach to the character among comic writers in recent years. It's not surprising given that every writer wants to try some...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing First look at Honda's 2020 Super Cub motorcycle/scooter
Honda recently unveiled the 2020 edition of the venerable Super Cub, which occupies the blurry dividing line between scooters and motorcycles. From Core77:While Super Cubs are common sights in Europe...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing A tired penguin fights sleep in an adorably human-like way
What makes this video so amusing is how relatable it is. The eyes crossing. The eyes fighting to stay open. The eyes taking turns, one standing alert while the other shuts for a quick slumber. What do...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing QAnon Shaman should be released from jail because his sharp-pointed spear wasn't really a spear, says his lawer
Look at these results for this Google image search and decide for yourself whether the QAnon Shaman's "flag pole" is a spear or not. To me, it looks like a wooden spear with a needle-sharp spearhead. ...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing QAnon Shaman should be released from jail because his sharp-pointed spear wasn't really a spear, says his lawyer
Look at these results for this Google image search and decide for yourself whether the QAnon Shaman's "flag pole" is a spear or not. To me, it looks like a wooden spear with a needle-sharp spearhead. ...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Los Angeles police bomb truck explodes following fireworks raid
Last night, the Los Angeles Police Department seized more than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks and "more unstable" DIY explosives from someone's home. The LAPD bomb squad put the "improvised explosi...
02:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing This anti-GQP ad doesn't hold back, calling out Trump's traitorous base for what they really are
Not only is this Meidas Touch ad spot on about the GQP's criminal behavior that is threatening US democracy, but its brutally honest descriptions of the Capitol insurrectionists couldn't be any more a...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing "Britain A Prophecy" Is A New Urban Fantasy in the tradition of 80s/90s Vertigo Books
DC Comics' Vertigo imprint was a breeding ground for some radical work in the 80s and early 90s, particularly at the hands of British writers like Alan Moore and Grant Morrison; in fact, writer Elizab...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Mostly white high school basketball team sanctioned after players threw tortillas at mostly Latino opposing team
Last month in Southern California, Coronado High School's mostly white basketball team beat Orange Glen High School's mostly Latino team in a regional championship. After the game, there were confront...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing SparkFun's CEO vs. patent troll
A patent troll is "a company that is specifically set up to purchase the rights to a handful of patents and then sue anyone they feel they can get money from," writes Nate Seidle, founder of the elect...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Tour the USS Cod, a dry-docked GATO class submarine
The USS Cod is a GATO class submarine employed as a museum in Cleveland, Ohio. As the sub has sat a long time and needed some maintenance, she has been taken to dry dock in Erie, PA. PLEASE NOTE: USS ...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing The Aqualite combines a solar lantern, power bank, water purifier, and more for $23
If you're a sucker for cool, Swiss Army knife-style items that can handle a half-dozen different functions with equal brilliance and efficiency, here's a new outdoor curio that definitely should join ...
02:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing The best place to put a fan
This man reports that the best place to put a fan is about 2 ft from a window, facing the window, and he has numbers on a computer screen to prove it. I have just impulse-purchased an anemometer from ...
01:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing Juror fined $11,227 after googling ICE officer's peculiar uniform patch
A juror was held in criminal contempt and fined more than $11k for researching his case online. The man, named as Stephen Miele, told other jurors of his findings, leading to a mistrial after one of t...
12:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing New Jersey issues long awaited apology for systematically shutting down gay bars
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued a formal apology to New Jersey residents on Tuesday for the state's decades long efforts to quash LGBTQ bars. These efforts spanned over three decades, from 1933 ...
12:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing North Carolina can prosecute 6 year olds (but they're trying to stop)
In North Carolina, children as young as 6 years old can be prosecuted in juvenile court, the lowest age set by law in the United States, but a bipartisan effort is working to raise the minimum age of ...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, July 1, 2021
BoingBoing This $20 training covers skills for modern web developers beyond HTML and CSS
Back in the old days, if you wanted to learn to build a website, you started with basics like HTML and CSS. They're still important today, but the world expects more from every web page and app, so on...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Get a taste of the elusive black truffle in this awesome array of truffle-infused gourmet foods
Look, there's nothing wrong with cooking with the standard ingredients that you pick up during your weekly jaunt to the local grocery store. They're often high-quality foods at reasonable prices that ...
09:23 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Tom the Dancing Bug was robbed!
Tom the Dancing Bug, published weekly here at Boing Boing, was a 2021 Pulitzer Prize finalist in the Editorial Cartooning category. But the Pulitzer committee decided not to award a prize in that cate...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Donald Rumsfeld dead
Donald Rumsfeld, who as George W. Bush's defense secretary was not so much the architect of the Iraq War as its fingerpainter, is dead at 88.On the heels of the September 11 attacks, Rumsfeld directed...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Donald Rumsfeld dead
The man who eagerly carried out the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq that killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians died today at 88. From The Washington Post:At the Pentagon, he ruled ...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these hot doggos have the time of their lives in a bone-shaped swimming pool
There's nothing cuter than watching these playful pups splash around together in this bone-shaped swimming pool. Located in Michigan, Lucky Puppy is a "100 % cage-free doggy daycare" that offers a 3-a...
07:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Dave Grohl confess to Pharrell that his Nirvana drumbeats were swiped from disco songs
In this wonderful clip below, Dave Grohl explains to Pharrell that his primary source of rhythmic inspiration for Nirvana's culture-shifting 1991 album Nevermind were disco beats borrowed from the Gap...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Bill Cosby to be freed after Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturns convictions
Bill Cosby, who drugged and raped women while they were unconscious, is to be freed after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court today overturned his sexual assault convictions. An earlier District Attorney p...
06:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman who hung "Trump Won" flag at stadiums now banned from all MLB games
It seems the misinformed gentleman who kept hanging "Trump Won" banners during baseball games has officially been banned from all Major League Baseball games, "effective immediately." According to a l...
05:36 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Boba Fett is mad at Disney for no longer calling his ship Slave I
The latest LEGO packaging for the Boba Fett spaceship set no longer refers to the craft as Slave I but rather "Boba Fett's Starship." (As seen in the screenshot above, it's still called Slave I on Sta...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Aaron Carter pays artist $12,500 settlement after using work on merch without permission
In 2020, a striking work of art by Jonas Jdicke turned up on merchandise being sold by the meth-mummified former child star Aaron Carter. Carter had not licensed the work, however, and reacted bellige...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Here is NASA's new UFO FAQ
Likely spurred by the recent media mainstreaming of the UFO phenomenon, and the Pentagon's unsurprisingly unremarkable report on the matter released last week, NASA has posted a new UFO FAQ that is cl...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing This quadcopter drone with a 1080p cam is a $200 craft on sale for just $99
If you've ever flown a drone, you know how much fun it can be. You also know how little time behind the virtual yoke you need to start imagining what it's like to fly even sturdier, more responsible, ...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Wiki for a cult '70s TV show that does not exist
Remember that British sci-fi show from the 70s that mixed together paganism, the paranormal and sent it into space? The one whose pure weirdness somehow vaulted it past obvious limitations of budget a...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing I like this natural nut butter stirrer
I recently opened a jar of natural peanut butter in which the oil and solids had separated so much that I couldn't mix it with a spoon. I had to use a drill and a stirrer I made from a bent metal barb...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Do any Republicans actually know what critical race theory is? Unsolved Mysteries (MAGA Edition) investigates
Republicans are past Dr. Seuss books, now focusing their fury on critical race theory. They say it teaches children to hate America and are fighting to keep it out of schools. But, of course, the fact...
04:26 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Danzig, Rollins, and Hall & Oates star in a hilarious gay satire of 90s comic books
From the publisher of Henry and Glenn Forever:Two men.Two myths.One Legend.The greatest love story every told has finally been released in graphic novel form. This epic tome features twenty short stor...
04:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man interrogates his own son in court after killing the rest of his family
From the Tampa Bay Times:Hillsborough sheriff's deputies arrested [Ronnie] Oneal [III] the night of March 18, 2018, after a series of 911 calls brought them to a home on Pike Lake Drive in Riverview. ...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing The NSA tweeted a response to Tucker Carlson's claim that the agency is spying on him
On Monday night, Tucker Carlson announced that the National Security Agency, under direction from President Biden, is spying on him. He says they have been "monitoring our electronic communications an...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Wyoming man promptly arrested after asking why he wasn't arrested
A 62-year-old man contacted the Campbell County Sheriff's Office on June 24 to ask why he hadn't been arrested after deputies had apparently raided his house the previous day. He informed the dispatch...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter bullshit ruined the life of a talented new science fiction author
Isabel Fall, a transwoman, wrote "I sexually identify as an attack helicopter" to co-opt a transphobic meme and tell an unsettling tale of the military manipulating and literally weaponizing gender id...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Popular Japanese TV show about women sprinting up hills and panting will now include men
TV Asahi's Zenryokuzaka ("Full Power Hill") has been a popular Japanese television show for 15 years. The premise is simple: a woman (often well-known) wearing a fashionable outfit is placed at the bo...
03:44 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Couple dug up and buried dozens of iconic and protected Joshua Trees
Jeffrey Walter and Jonetta Nordberg-Walter are in trouble for digging up and burying three dozen Joshua trees, the iconic and protected plant native to the Southwestern United States. It's illegal to ...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this poor guy cut down a tree that crashes on his house
If you're watching a video of someone cutting down a tree near a house, guess which way the tree will fall? Click to expand ...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing New ad gaslights Donald Trump like a bad dream, where McConnell is the villain
"People Are Saying…" is a new Lincoln Project ad that gaslights Donald Trump in the most hilarious way. As a narrator questions Trump's standing with his base, suggesting he's losing control to ...
03:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing After suffering nose pain for 37 years, woman finds a game board piece in her nostril
Mary McCarthy of New Zealand suffered a lifetime of pain and breathing problems. But after a nasal swab for COVID-19, her nostril hurt so much that she went to a doctor, who asked her if she'd ever go...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Trump supporters at rally predict violence and civil war if Trump isn't anointed as President in August
CNN interviewed Trump supporters at his recent rally. This gentleman said the US "military already knows that [the election] was a fraud, he won by over 80%," and said if Trump isn't declared Presiden...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Footage of crumbling tower basement garage shot before collapse
A video clip uploaded to Tik Tok shows a viewfrom a safe distanceof the basement garage under Champlain Towers in Surfside. Apparently shot by an eyewitness shortly before the tower collapsed (it isn'...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Highly venomous zebra cobra still on the loose in Raleigh
Out of all of the snakes out there, one resident in a Raleigh, NC neighborhood decided to keep a highly venomous zebra cobra as a pet. And then it escaped on Monday, and it's still on the loose.On Mon...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon won't help Klein bottle seller after another company hijacks his product listing with a blackhead remover
Cliff Stoll makes glass Klein bottles, which are a nifty topological curiosity. He sells them on his website and also on Amazon. This month, a company gamed Amazon's rules about trademarks and took ov...
01:51 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing New Mexico legalizes recreational weed, and you can grow your own
As of today, it is legal to grow marijuana plants in your home or yard in New Mexico: up to six of them each, according to a law passed in a special session of the state legislature, with a cap of 12 ...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Monster Attack, Q-Nuts, and a Boltzmann Brain
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-orderin...
12:51 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Fox News fined $1m for "repeated violations" of discrimination and sexual harassment law
Fox News will pay a $1m fine over claims of sexual harassment and discrimination that violated New York City's human rights laws, reports The Daily Beast. The charges stem from anchor Gretchen Carlson...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch conservative politicians Chuck Grassley and Tom Cotton impress their audience with pushups
In this footage, Chuck Grassley and Tom Cotton do what they must to impress Iowa Republicans: pushups. Though the whole scenario is self-defeating in the way that politician machismo always is, we mus...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Man calls in bomb threat over McDonald's dipping sauce
Robert Golwitzer, Jr. takes his chicken McNuggets seriously. He will suffer no fools who do not provide him with the proper sauce that the succulent breaded chicken chunk or boot requires. So when Gol...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Spectator who caused Tour de France crash has fled the country
The spectator who caused the monumental pileup during the Tour de France seems to have fled the country. According to Ouest-France, the spectator, thought to be a German woman, has boarded a plane and...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing Spectator who caused Tour de France crash has been captured by police
[Update 6/30/21 7:11am PT – News reports incorrectly said the woman fled the country. French police captured her and she is in police custody.]The spectator who caused the monumental pileup duri...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing This Thai chef's knife will make you feel like a kitchen superstar and it's now 20% off
Back in the early 1800s, Laotian blacksmiths settled in a Thai province, then helped their new neighbors fight off Burmese invaders by crafting exquisite swords for Thai resistance forces. Over the pa...
12:28 am GMT - Wed, June 30, 2021
BoingBoing This guy is an incredible showman at pouring smoothies
Reminiscent of Cocktail's showy bartender Brian Flanagan (Tom Cruise's character), this sensational smoothie maker has made an art out of pouring drinks. Holding the smoothie way above his head, he sw...