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10:53 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing The greatest secondary character in the Star Wars universe is rumored to be making the jump to live action
Cad Bane remains my favorite non-Force wielder in Star Wars canon. Trained to be a bounty hunter by none other than Jango Fett, Cad Bane just doesn't give a shit about anything but getting paid and ge...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing A French spy, a transatlantic voyage, and the birth of the modern strawberry
The modern strawberry has a surprisingly dramatic story, involving a French spy in Chile, a perilous ocean voyage, and the unlikely meeting of two botanical expatriates. In this week's episode of the ...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing This 13-course e-learning bundle will have you building Arduino projects in no time
Whether you have a stellar idea for a new app or are dying to start a new blog, understanding the language of computer programming, otherwise known as code, is essential. And given that it's used in s...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing There's merch for long-time nuclear waste warning messages
The Wikipedia page for Long-time nuclear waste warning messages describes the messages intended to communicate danger to future humans in the event of nuclear disaster. Since today's written languages...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch as Phil McCracken, Eileen Dover, and other prank names called to speak at school board meeting
At a recent Henrico County, Virginia school board meeting, a number of prestigious names signed up for public comment: Phil McCracken, Eileen Dover, Wayne Kuhr, and others. Curiously, these luminaries...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Mark Hamill talks about filming Luke's scene in 'The Mandalorian'
This interview with Mark Hamill about filming his rescue of Grogu is a fun watch. Hamill is always a treat, and the story is darling. The idea, however, that this was a surprise is pretty suspect. Wit...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Cheap DVD reader
No one in my family has a CD or DVD drive in their computer. That's a good thing, because we rarely need one. When we do (usually to rip a movie or copy photos or music), I pull out thischeap USB CD/D...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Pfizer vaccine likely to be approved for for kids 5 and up by early winter
Former FDA head Scott Gottlieb, a member of Pfizer's board of directors, said yesterday he expects the company's COVID-19 vaccine will be available to children aged 5-12 by early winter or even late f...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Astonishing photos of Hurricane Ida from space
NASA astronaut Megan McArtrhur snapped these astonishing images on Saturday of Hurricane Ida in the Gulf of Mexico as seen from the International Space Station, approximately 250 miles above Earth. "I...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing An anti-Vaxx Georgia police captain who took ivermectin as his COVID-19 treatment is now dead
A vocally anti-vax and pro-Ivermectin police captain in George is now dead from COVID-19 and the same misinformation he was spreading.Yahoo News:A Georgia police officer who frequently posted anti-vax...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Ars Technica tackles the terrible history of Google Messaging
I frequently miss messages from folks who try to use Google's tools. Sometimes the messaging feature hidden in the sidebar of some of my Google apps comes to life and I suddenly get last year's desper...
03:21 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing $25,000,000 will buy you Snapchat's former beachfront HQ
The former beachfront HQ of Snapchat is for sale, along with a lovely themed apartment court turned into commercial space. Immediately following the massive program to house the hundreds of homeless f...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Camera on dock captured the insane moment Hurricane Ida made landfall
A camera mounted on a dock in Port Fourchon, Louisiana captured the moment that Hurricane Ida made landfall. Watch the eye-opening video below: ...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Camera on dock captured the insane power of Hurricane Ida
A camera mounted on a dock in Port Fourchon, Louisiana captured the scene before the moment that Hurricane Ida made landfall, and then the chaos that later ensued. Watch the eye-opening video below: ...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Kid Rock canceling shows as "over half the band has f****** covid"
Kid Rock is being forced to cancel shows after Kid Rocking out at Sturgis, a super spreader event.Independent:Kid Rock on Twitter has been forced to cancel two shows in Fort Worth, Texas, because "ove...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch pro soccer player's terrible acting as he pretends to be knocked down by his opponent
Andr Silva, striker for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, could have a second career as a pratfall comedian. His acting in the scene below is fantastic! Fallon d'Floor nominee: Andre Silva from ...
01:49 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Virginia school board pays $1.3m to trans student it banned from the boys' bathroom
Gavin Grimm, assigned female at birth but identifying as a man, was refused access to the boys' bathroom at his Virginia high school. Grimm sued, and now the Gloucester County School Board must pay $1...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: truck carrying enormous wind turbine blade stuck on tracks with train coming
That I'm linking to the subreddit r/CatastrophicFailure isn't necessarily a spoiler. Will the stuck truck, carrying a giant wind turbine blade, make it across the tracks in time? Note that there is lo...
01:16 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Ivermectin selling out nationwide
Ivermectin, a medication of little use to you in its readily-available form (unless you weigh 1,400 pounds and suffer from intestinal parasites), is sold out everywhere. You can't even buy the famousl...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Stop itchy bites in their tracks with this award-winning neutralizer
Aside from the rain, nothing ruins outdoor summertime hangouts quite like mosquitoes. And the painful, itchy welts they leave behind can leave you scratching for days. Sure, you can douse yourself in ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Superb, inexpensive microphones built into 12-gauge shotgun shells
When my country band the Delorean Sisters was recording our second album, our phenomenal audio engineer Drew Guido set up a mic stand to record my acoustic guitarand pulled out the weirdest-looking mi...
12:26 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Phil McCracken, Eileen Dover and other interestingly-named people fail to make it to a school board meeting
At a school board meeting in Henrico County, Virginia, a number of people were put on the agenda to be called by board chariman Roscoe D. Cooper III during the public speaking time. Sadly, Phil McCrac...
12:18 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Kevinism: discrimination against people named "Kevin"
It's all in a name. Historically, German people have had negative preconceptions about people with certain trendy Anglo-American names like Kevin, Mandy, and Peggyso much that there's a Wikipedia page...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Cow seen in backseat of car at McDonald's drive-through
A common mistake I used to make was to take my calf, or sometimes calves, through the drive-through at McDonald's and have them lecture me from the backseat about how hamburgers and McNuggets are evil...
12:13 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Hurricane Ida lays waste to New Orleans and Louisiana, weakens into Mississippi
Hurricane Ida lashed the Louisiana coastline and devastated cities miles inland before slowing and heading into Mississippi late Sunday, according to reports. The category 4 storm was among the strong...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing AI firm pays people to use their faces in deepfaked corporate videos
A company called HourOne is paying people to "hire out their faces". HourOne will scan you talking and emoting, then use deepfake-style AI to create videos for its corporate customers, making the synt...
11:57 am GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing 5 schools in Cullman, AL close due to rising Covid cases after Trump rally
Five schools in Cullman, Alabama, are closing their doors for two weeks due to rising Covid cases. According to the Cullman County school district, one-third of the students in the district's 29 campu...
11:57 am GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Five schools in Cullman, AL close due to rising Covid cases after Trump rally
Five schools in Cullman, Alabama, are closing their doors for two weeks due to rising Covid cases. According to the Cullman County school district, one-third of the students in the district's 29 campu...
11:57 am GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Largest projected video game breaks record in Las Vegas
In December of 2020 Xbox broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest video game projected on the side of a building with Destiny 2: Beyond Light and 19,090 square-feet of video game proje...
11:55 am GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Meet Nestflix: the website to find shows within shows
Explore "nested shows", the stories-in-the-story created as gags or plotlines in real shows. You canbrowse Nestflixand contributeshows or movies it's missing.The platform for your favorite nested film...
11:48 am GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Explore the history of rock & roll with a playlist of 1 great rock song from every year
Jake Brown at Glorious Noise took an interesting challenge upon himself: make a playlist that tells the story of rock & roll history, featuring only one song from each year of rock & roll hist...
11:47 am GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists have finally succeeded in attaching trackers to murder hornets
Back in October 2020, it was reported that the Washington State Department of Agriculture had attempted to glue a tracking device to the head of an Asian giant hornet, colloquially known as the "murde...
11:44 am GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Scholars discover a mysterious wave of scientific papers using odd, "tortured phrases"
Last spring, Guillaume Cabanaca computer scientist at the University of Toulouseand two colleagues noticed a weird trend: A surge of published comp-sci academic papers that were using weird phrases in...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, August 30, 2021
BoingBoing Change the way you go grocery shopping with 36% off these reusable Lotus trolley bags
Tossing produce into your cart with reckless abandon as you walk up and down the aisles at your go-to grocery store may feel satisfying, but it's hardly practical. You'll lose track of what you've cov...
08:03 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing Dub reggae visionary Lee Scratch Perry, RIP
Legendary reggae musician, visionary producer, and master of the mixing board Lee Scratch Perry has died at 85 years-old. He was a pioneer of roots reggae and dub whose essential releases with his ban...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing Playtime can be both informational and fun with Wheelson's autonomous, four-wheeled robot
The electronic vehicle has evolved from a phase to a full-fledged industry as it seems companies are introducing their take on the future of transportation with each passing day. In a market that was ...
07:21 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing This condom commercial is a form of birth control in and of itself
This 2018 commercial shows the perils that one may face if they don't use a Zazoo condom. I found this commercial to be both hilarious and terrifying as it reaffirmed my belief that I could not handle...
05:29 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing Creating an art vending machine business
We've covered a number of art vending machine projects here on Boing Boing, but most of them have been a single-machine installation. In Portland, OR, Taylor Valds has made a business out of machines ...
05:05 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing One-man band delivers stunning street performance
To watch this guy prep to play his song gives you time to take in what you're about to see and hear. How is a person so ingenious to design this perfectly functioning self-contained rhythm section and...
03:20 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing There's a Wikipedia page for "I've got your nose"
Everywhere, every day, babies get owned by this simple trick. I've got your nose is the practice of jokingly stealing children's noses a timeless dad prank. It has its own Wikipedia article which des...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing After locals complain of poor signal, California cops raid home to find 5G jammer device
If you live in Morgan Hill, California, and have been having trouble with your signal, your troubles might be over. Police there raided a house to find the source of a disrupting, impeding and interfe...
01:35 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing Colorado voting machines banned after conspiracy theorist county clerk let unauthorized person in during upgrades
The county clerk of Mesa in Colorado, Tina Peters, "could be in legal trouble" after allowing an unauthorized person into a secure facility during an "upgrade" of the county's voting machines. Colorad...
01:21 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing More than one ton of Nazi uranium is still missing
The Nazis did some pretty messed up stuff.In addition to their genocidal habits which, understandably, tends to be the focus of their fucked-up-ed-ness the Nazis also got involved with some mad scie...
01:10 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing Earth, Wind and Frasier
As you wait for the new season of Frasier, behold more wondrous horror from Major Frasier (previously at Boing Boing), a "shot-for-shot remake of the music video for Earth Wind & Fire's Let's Groo...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing Save up to 69 percent on a high-quality drone for your outdoor adventures
Whether you're headed on vacation and you're looking for the perfect camera to catch breathtaking views, or if you're just looking for a good gift for your kids, a drone is a great way to go. We've ro...
12:57 pm GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing 11-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell got to jam on stage with Foo Fighters
Here's a feel-good story for you. Dave Grohl's "arch nemesis," 11-year-old Nandi Bushell, finally got her chance to jam live with the Foo Fighters. Grohl and the musical prodigy have been going back a...
11:24 am GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing Tex Avery and Michael Lah offered furry fun before furries were a thing
Why are these lady-animals so sensuous? So svelte and seductive? We'd ask Tex and Michael themselves, but we'd need a ouija board. ...
10:27 am GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing Help deal with COVID by wearing jeans, a Georgia superintendent of schools advises
Superintendent of Georgia's Bulloch County School District Charles Wilson has done virtually nothing to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the schools he oversees, but will allow staff to enjoy a 'casual ...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, August 29, 2021
BoingBoing This giant inflatable hamster wheel is a ball of fun
Looking for that perfect addition to your outdoor entertainment? This crazy contraption will be the talk of the town.Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of this Inflatable Giant Hamster Wheel. I...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Save up to 28 percent off these planet-themed, color-changing lamps
Whether you've been looking for a way to make your room more comfortable, or if you just love the ambiance of a decorative lamp, these planet-themed lamps are perfect for you. These lamps come in...
06:39 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing The new head of Harvard's Divinity School is an atheist
Greg Epstein is the New York Times-bestselling author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. Since 2005, he's served as a Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University an insti...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Music video: The Styx' 1983 hit 'Mr. Roboto'
Always a trip back to my youth, I had not seen this video in a while. ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Daman Wayans Jr. hosts a Frogger themed game show
Peacock decided we need a nerfed version of IRL Frogger. Real-life frogger can be played on the streets of many large cities, like Hong Kong or Los Angeles, but it doesn't involve Daman Wayans Jr.Here...
04:41 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Kangaroo catching lesson always charming
Whenever I come across this video of a well-dressed outback character gently catching this kangaroo, I have to watch it several times.I wonder what he does with all those kangaroos. ...
04:35 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' fraud defense alleges she was the victim of abuse and not in control of her own decision-making
Newly unsealed court filings reveal that Elizabeth Holmes's defense in her upcoming federal trial for defrauding investors during her time as CEO of Theranos, a company not actually delivering any of ...
04:15 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Bad design and bad implementation are blamed for new problems rapidly tilting SF's Millenium Tower
Years ago, folks argued that building the Millenium Tower on soft ground in earthquake country was a bad idea from the get-go. Then a massive transit hub was dug out of the ground next to the giant to...
04:09 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Ottawa bridge attracts spiders that cast giant shadows
In 2019, the city of Ottawa opened up the Flora Footbridge, an attractive new structure that spans the city's Rideau Canal. At night when it's lit up, it's quite beautiful, as you can see from this pr...
04:05 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing The average color of the universe is called "cosmic latte"
In 2002, scientists from Johns Hopkins University surveyed the light from over 200,000 galaxies and found that the average color of the universe is hex number #FFF8E7, which they determined by analyzi...
04:03 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Man convicted of murdering trans teen Nikki Kuhnhausen
David Bogdanov, 27, killed Nikki Kuhnhausen, 17, when he found out she had a penis. He claimed self-defense but the evidence showed that he flew into a rage, strangled her with a cord, then dumped the...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing 20 life-changing gadgets that you can snag on sale for up to 50% off
Life's tough but there are some awesome gizmos and gadgets out there that make things significantly easier to swallow. From work-from-home essentials to must-have landscaping tools, we've found some ...
03:45 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Grab your favorite content from over 10,000 sites with $99 off this video downloading app
Ever since being stuck at home forever, it's come to our attention that the amount of content worth binging is not as unlimited as we once thought. Sure, your queue was once so full of promise, now yo...
03:45 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Man narrating Samurai documentary lifts a line from the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV in David Lynch's Dune
When someone randomly quotes "Dune" in casual conversation from dune During some commentary in the documentary series Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a familiar voice c...
01:37 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Behold the Doom Phone: classic shooter running on a business telephone set
Software engineer Neil Bostian got Doom running on a Polycom VVX600 business telephone set, and explains in exhaustive detail how the feat was accomplished.In late 2017 I was a new hire on a small (ma...
01:26 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Court filing: Prosecutor told cops to delete photos showing they beat up a disabled 62-year-old man
Two deputies in Lawrence County, Tennesee, beat a disabled 62-year-old man to a pulp last October during his arrest, and in the aftermath sent photos of the man to a prosecutor at District Attorney Br...
01:07 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Unvaccinated people are 4.4 times more likely to catch Covid and 15.4 times more likely to die from Covid
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service ran the numbers and found that unvaccinated people are 15.4x (or 1,540%) more likely to die from Covid than those who received vaccines, and 4...
01:06 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Hacking a cash register to use as a custom keyboard
Secondary custom keyboards are terrific if you're doing something technical — like editing music or video, or even playing a video game. You can assign a key to run a command or a macro you use ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Biden's Vietnam and his blackmail nightmare in this week's dubious tabloids
For fair and balanced geopolitical analysis at its best, why would you look anywhere else but the supermarket tabloids? It's probably a coincidence that the two top stories this week both attack presi...
12:39 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Sweet Dreams played by an orchestra of electronic gadgets
Battery-powered toothbrushes, card readers, a clothes iron and a dot-matrix printer are among the gadgets used by Device Orchestra (previously) to perform this satisfyingly crunchy cover of The Euryth...
12:38 pm GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Artist trains AI to generate new pictures of herself
Olesya Chernyavskaya is an artist who works with AI, and her new project is https://thisolesyadoesnotexist.glitch.me. As she writes …GAN generated photos of Olesya, a project by Olesya. If ...
06:30 am GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Elevate your workspace with this stylish adjustable standing desk
Whether your posture's suffering from sitting in a chair all day or you want space to work on, say, your puzzles hobby, an adjustable desk is a great way to make a workspace more comfortable, efficien...
04:30 am GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Give your little ones a head start in programming with this DIY coding kit
Kids these days are exposed to more technology than any other generation, from video games with incredible graphics to gadgets and apps that make their life significantly easier. They may not know it ...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, August 28, 2021
BoingBoing Get a dog DNA kit and a lifetime subscription to DogTV for 70% off
Love your dog more than most people? We feel you. We would do just about anything for our dogs and consider them part of the family. With the DNA My Dog Breed Identification Test + DOGTV: Lifetime Sub...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing The sky is the limit with Internxt's 2 TB decentralized cloud storage
Cloud storage has been a literal game-changer in the technology space. The ability to expand user storage to a seemingly limitless footprint has given individuals and companies even more options when ...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Sirhan Sirhan, RFK's assassin, paroled after 53 years in jail
Sirhan Sirhan shot and killed Robert Kennedy in 1968, saving him from a humiliating election defeat by Richard Nixon that would have forever changed American political life. Today Sirhan was granted p...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing After 53 years in jail, RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan has a good shot at parole
Sirhan Sirhan shot and killed Robert Kennedy in 1968, saving him from a humiliating election defeat by Richard Nixon that would have forever changed American political life. Today Sirhan was granted p...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing 1950s Muppets threaten you to drink Wilkins Coffee or die
These commercials from the 1950s and 60s feature two of Jim Henson's earliest Muppets, who would like to inform you that if you don't become a Wilkins Coffee drinker, you will cease to exist. In one o...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this amusing video of how every sport would suck with a bowling ball
How would the game of golf change if you had to play with a bowling ball instead of a golf ball? Could you possibly hit a bowling ball over the net on a tennis court? Throw a bowling ball at a dart bo...
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing This 1975 Cadillac Eldorado station wagon was once a coupe
This behemoth is pretty outstanding! A giant among already oversized autos, this may be the highwater mark of the station wagon. This monster could have fit an entire youth soccer team. Before the min...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Japanese seniors can purchase this cute electronic grandchild
Ami-chan is a $250 e-grandchild with a 1,600 word vocabulary, and can recognize who it is speaking to. It's manufactured by Takara Tomy and can "sing 40 nursery rhymes and songs, recite 35 tongue twis...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Baby monkey and the duckling gang
This is just so darn cute I have to go play with my dog....
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing What happens if you smoke on a plane? One woman decided to find out on Spirit Airlines
Although smoking on planes has been banned on all flights for more than 20 years, that didn't stop a woman flying on a Spirit Airlines flight to light up a cigarette. And not covertly in the bathroom,...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing In this commercial for Fruity Pebbles, Fred and Barney share a house with two real children
Fred and Barney are inexplicably sharing a bunkbed in a house with two kids. They seem to have traveled in time to the 1980s and entered the real world. How did they end up living in this house? Where...
04:37 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Woman who walked across thermal features at Yellowstone sentenced to a week in the slammer
Madeline S. Casey (26) received a 7-day prison sentence for walking on thermal ground at Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. She was also banned from the park for two years and ordered t...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Someone made a terrific tiny replica of The Simpsons' purple TV that randomly plays episodes from the series
Hey everyone! I'm working on a build guide for the Simpsons TV. It be coming soon, along with some other big news. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/wM48BUzkqO— Brandon Withrow (@theWithra) August 26,...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Court orders parents to pay son $30,000 for the value of his porn collection they destroyed
A judge in Kalamazoo, Michigan ordered Beth and Paul Werking to pay $30,000 to their son David, 43, for dumping his "trove of pornography and an array of sex toys" after he moved out of their house. T...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Put your kids' pent up brainpower to good use with this DIY Autonomous Vehicle Kit
Running out of things to do with your little ones who just want to be close to you at all times? Maybe it's time to bring the fun back into fundamental education (See what we did there?). This DIY Aut...
03:50 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Waukesha Wisconsin school board rejects federal meal program because it will "spoil" families and create a "slow addiction" to the service
Why is Waukesha the only school district in Wisconsin school that isn't providing students with free meals this year? According to The Washington Post, school board members are concerned that familie...
03:41 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Rudy Giuliani's goof when asked if he's an alcoholic
Speaking to NBC New York, MyPillow peddler Rudy Giuliani couldn't help but flub when trying to deny he has a drinking problem. After the disgraced former mayor of New York denied that he's "gone off t...
03:19 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli covers 'Welcome to the Jungle'
Welcome to the Jungle!Evidently, Leo's bunny friend now has his own Instagram: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bunny AF (@frogleapbunny)I would like to see Leo's bunny ...
03:14 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Trump invents "vicious" ISIS-X variant, promises it's coming "soon"
https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/M0i8TsKz.mp4The Qanon god-emperor appeared on Sean Hannity's disinfotainment program to praise the Taliban's fighting skills and to announce a new ISIS variant, I...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing WSJ: Ken Jennings' nasty Tweets cost him the Jeopardy job
The Wall Street Journal covers the chaos surrounding Sony's efforts to replace the late Alex Trebeck as host of popular television game show Jeopardy. I suspect vaguely that this is a distraction item...
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Citizen's intensely aggro anti-vaxx rant at San Diego Board of Supervisors meeting gets a heavy metal soundtrack and it's perfect
Not only does the gentleman, apparently named Matt Baker, look the part, his lyrics and delivery are absolutely perfect:"You're about to open a pit of hell!""Do you think the four feet of marble that ...
02:31 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Australian shepherd guides herd into a giant heart shape in stunning tribute to late relative
Ben Jackson, a shepherd in Guyra, New South Wales, Australia lost his aunt to cancer and was unable to attend her funeral in Brisbane due to lockdown. So he created the lovely tribute seen above by en...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Find out about new DOS games at DOS Haven
DOS Haven is a site dedicated to 21st century DOS games, released long after the operating system's early-1990s heydey. Homebrewers are still making them even now! Quoted is Lt. Commander Geordi La Fo...
02:05 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Leopard vs porcupine: Who wins in this cute and meandering battle?
This "battle" between a prickly porcupine and a lovable leopard looks like a live action version of an old cartoon. The provenance is unknown but the video description says that their "fight" lasted m...
01:26 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Framework: a thin and light laptop you can fix and upgrade yourself
Framework makes laptops that are designed to be easily disassembled and upgraded but are as thin and light as mainstream models. Prices start at $999 for an off-the-shelf model and $749 for a bag o' p...
12:40 pm GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Supreme Court blocks pandemic eviction ban
The U.S. Supreme Court has ended the Biden administration's executive moratorium on evictions during the Covid pandemic, ruling that congress must authorize it if it is to continue. The lifting of the...
11:47 am GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: workers in padded armor destroy "murder hornet" nest
The so-called "murder hornet""asian giant hornet" being too prosaicis back in business. Here are workers in Oregon destroying the first nest of 2021, spotted near the town of Blaine along the border w...
11:39 am GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Hacker who looted millions of customer records from T-Mobile confirms that "their security is awful"
T-Mobile's poor security has long been a disaster waiting to happen: if you couldn't remember your password, one user wrote, they'd just send it to you again as plain text. So when millions of its use...
11:30 am GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Meet Phiomicetus anubis, doglike whale that ran and swam near Egypt 43m years ago
In A new protocetid whale offers clues to biogeography and feeding ecology in early cetacean evolution, we learn of a species of whale that lived near Egypt 43m years ago and why it earned the name Ph...
11:17 am GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing Explorers: search a mysterious island for treasure and companionship
Explorers is a 15-minute game where you chance upon a chain of desert islands and explore them in search of treasure. There are other explorers too, washing up on their own ramshackle rafts. The game ...
11:06 am GMT - Fri, August 27, 2021
BoingBoing UT Austin has one of the world's largest collections of human brains in jars
The September 2021 issue of the MIT Technology Review is all about the human mindand that's how I learned about the massive collection of bisected human brains at the University of Texas in Austin: Th...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Here is an anti-vax rally in a 49-second Qnutshell
If you want to see what goes on at an anti-vax rally, look no further than this 49-second recap of New York City's shindig earlier this month. These science deniers teach us that Covid vaccines are re...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing 60 killed in bombing outside Kabul airport; ISIS blamed for attack
At least 60 people were killed and 140 injured today in a suicide bombing outside a gate into Kabul airport, reports Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health. 12 of those killed were U.S. servicemember...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch first episode of fantastic animated series YUKI 7
I'm loving everything about the new animated retro action-thriller cartoon series YUKI 7, which brings to mind Jonny Quest, The Powerpuff Girls, and Akira. It's based on a cartoon character created by...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing How do the latest 3D-printed, mostly-plastic ghost guns fare on the shooting range?
The ghost gun debate has been a boogeyman of firearm reform discussions since at least 2013, when Defense Distributed's now-infamous 3D-printed "Liberator" pistol first burst onto the scene. The brain...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A fun art teacher impresses students by drawing with both hands without lifting up
A Tennessee art teacher has a special talent: drawing faces with both hands at the same time, without stopping and without lifting up his markers from the whiteboard until his masterpiece is complete....
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Forbidden Island is a fun cooperative tabletop game
Most board games have a winner and a bunch of losers. But there are a number of games where users must work with each other to achieve a goal. One of the best is cooperative games is Forbidden Island....
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing YouTuber fined $53K for tearing up a creek with his big truck
Michael Hyssong, a car enthusiast who goes by Street Speed 717 on YouTube, was charged with "18 criminal counts, including disturbance of waterways and watersheds, misuse of property and waters and li...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Enraged Florida dad arrested at a high school after grabbing a masked student
An anti-mask Florida dad was arrested and charged with child abuse yesterday after grabbing a student at Fort Lauderdale High School and pushing her against a gate (two videos below). After days of se...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Mickey Rooney is having a bad day shooting this promo spot for "Mickey" show (1964)
Someone had the foresight to save this nearly 60-year-old clip of Mickey Rooney shooting a promo for his TV show. Rooney is an old pro, and seems to get along well with the crew. It's simply an intere...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer perfectly recreated with clips from the 1990s cartoon series
100Bombs Studios surgically edited bits from the 1990s animated Spider-Man series to recreate the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer as a cartoon. It's absolutely fantastic and kinda compelling to me...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Base model electric Ford F150 apparently handles and accelerates like a sportscar
The reviewers on this test drive of a low-end electric F150 are gleefully giggling away as a demo driver calmly tosses them around a pre-determined by Ford track. The 'Pro' model they are testing is l...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this delightful video of a cute turtle munching on fruits and vegetables!
Animal ASMR (yes, it's an actual thing) posted this delightful video of a small turtle eating some yummy fruit and vegetables. And if you're still not hip to the ASMR buzz, here's Wikipedia's explanat...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Financial penalties for pro-Trump lawyers in Michigan election lawsuit
As the disgraced former president found, words have consequences. Wait, who are we kidding? The Orange Orb of Lies never learned that. And certainly the consequences he faced were far disproportionat...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing This strange metal sphere fell from the sky in Florida
Teresa and Bill Fuhr of Titusville, Florida found this strange object caught in a tree in their yard last month, seemingly having fallen from the sky. They retrieved the sphere and called police to in...
03:24 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Man installs train horn on his car, uses it on a driver who cuts in front of him
Here's a fellow who put a locomotive horn in his Mazda Miata and made good use of it when another driver almost cut him off. Click to expand ...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Ultra slow-motion camera stretches one second into an hour
The Slow Mo Guys used a camera that shoots 90,000 frames per second to slow down water as it bursts out of a balloon, pours our of a shower, and splashes in a pool. When 90,000 fps is slowed down to 2...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Texas man strips down to his underwear at school board meeting to make a point about mask mandate
James Akersappeared before theDripping Springs Independent School District in Texas and took all his clothes off except for his underwear. His point was, if people don't have to wear masks, then why s...
02:57 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Foundation repairs have apparently worsened the lean at San Francisco's failing Millenium Tower
That ultra-luxury skyscraper that is not-so-slowly falling into downtown San Francisco has accelerated its lean. Apparently, the emergency foundation repairs intended to abate its sinking have exacerb...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing "This is a thing that's been around for a great many years," says the Secretary of the Air Force about UFOs
Bryan Bender is a senior reporter at Politico who covers the Pentagon, NASA, defense, and aerospace. This week, he had an opportunity to speak with Frank Kendall, the new Secretary of the US Air Force...
02:09 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this wonderful clip of Muhammad Ali learning about Mount Everest
"I'm gonna climb that mountain."In this fantastic clip below, Muhammad Ali's curiosity is sparked and his wonder is palpable. Support team to carry supplies? Nah, he's "taking astronaut food."...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing The, creepiest word in Macbeth
Macbeth is the most unsettling of Shakespeare's plays, and not just because of the grim subject matter. As Clive Thompson writes, "there's something subconsciously off about the sound of the play, and...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Texas governor bans Covid vaccine mandates
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott banned state and local governments from making Covid vaccines mandatory, despite the FDA's approval of Pfizer's shot and the state's wide array of existing mandatory vaccination...
12:53 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing A Swedish company figured out how to decarbonize steel
From a joint press release by SSAD, and the Swedish state-owned mining firm LKAB and utility Vattenfall:SSAB has now produced the world's first fossil-free steel and delivered it to a customer. The tr...
12:41 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Disney birthday cards are the best birthday cards, but the battery charge has to be just right
Think of all the joy you'll findWhen you leave the world behindAnd bid your cares goodbyeYou can fly! You can fly! You can fly! ...
12:10 pm GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Florida doctor loses job after Covid mask medical excuse letters sold for $50 online
After a mask mandate was imposed Sunday in Florida's Leon County, a notice appeared on an anti-mask site offering to sell opt-out letters to parents, signed by a doctor. The notice received more wides...
11:16 am GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing 30 sexual assault charges for Ron Jeremy
Ron Jeremy, the famed porn actor, was already facing at least 20 charges related to alleged sexual assaults before 30 more were filed yesterday. Deadline reports that the new charges supersede the old...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, August 26, 2021
BoingBoing Save over 25% on this safe, portable charcoal grill for outdoor cooking
Nothing can replicate the taste of food cooked on a charcoal grill. The grill marks, hints of caramelization, and undeniable smokiness sets barbecue apart from anything you prepare on a stovetop or an...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing I use this ultralight kneeling cushion whenever I need to work low to the ground
This cushion protects my knees anytime I have to work on anything close to the floor or the ground. I've had it since 2011 and am grateful to have it every time I use it. ...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Pro-Trump candidate sues pro-Trump pundit for defamation
Kimberly Klacik is a failed pro-Trump congressional candidate. Candace Owens is a pro-Trump pundit who accused Klacik of being a strip club "madame" who laundered money and paid for cocaine with campa...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Charge 7 devices at once with this charging hub, now under $45
If you've ever screamed, "Who took my charger?!" in your household you're not alone. Technology users everywhere share a common dilemma: there are usually more devices than chargers available. W...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing ELECTRIC TOOTH! Hear a Synthesizer recreate getting a Dental Crown
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series of unusual stories and commentary, paired with modular electronic sounds and noises.Hi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week the subject is den...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing C02 monitors are selling like hotcakes, thanks to COVID-19
Apparently the pandemic has created a boom in sales for a C02 monitors — because they're a useful way to figure out, how well ventilated is the space you're in? One hot model is the Aranet4, a d...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Lightning-fast crocodile snatches cheetah drinking from river
(If you don't want to see the final seconds of a cheetah's existence, don't watch this video.) Whenever I see a crocodile at a zoo, they appear sleepy and sluggish. "I could outrun it," I think. But a...
06:14 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Interview with a man who works undercover in a scam call center to protect victims
In this episode of Vice's Fakes, Frauds & Scammers, they profile a fellow using the name "Casey" who claims to be a former call center scammer in India and now works "undercover" to help warn scam...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: NYT goes to The Ozarks and interviews proudly unvaxxed people dying of Covid
The New York Times went to Mountain Home, Arkansas to find out why only 36% of the people living there are vaccinated. Some of the interviews took place in a hospital where only 50% of the staff are v...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Vyvyan! Rick! Neil! Fantastic handmade action figures of The Young Ones
Artist and toymaker Mike Strict created a fantastic resin figure collection of The Young Ones! What's not to love about a 12cm tall Vyvyan, Rick, or Neil who, naturally, is carrying a pot of lentils."...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: An excited puppy knocks his human onto his back
You know your pup is turning into a teenager when they can no longer jump into your lap without a mishap. In this case, caught on security camera, an excited Labrador was doing what it does best retr...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing How to drum like Charlie Watts
As several obituaries to Charlie Watts have noted, his drumming was key to the sound of the Rolling Stones — he played "with a minimum of motion, often slightly behind the beat," which "gave the...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Attack of the Carts
Cart Mutiny. from WTF An innocent bystander can only cower in terror and film the horrific onslaught of aggressive shopping carts set loose from a local Giant Eagle grocery store...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Grocery store spitter receives prison term
Margaret Ann Cirko (37) was sentenced to 1-2 years in prison, 8 years probation, and fined $15,000 for deliberately coughing and spitting on groceries at a supermarket.In March 2020, Cirko entered a G...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing America's tallest man Igor Vovkovinski, RIP
Igor Vovkovinski who stood 7 feet 8.33 inches tall and was recognized by Guinness World Records as the Tallest Living Man in America, has died. He was 38. Vovkovinskiyborn with the medical condition o...
04:28 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing A Dunkin' employee shows us how he makes ice coffee when tipped vs no tip
Whether or not you get an "A1 drink" at Dunkin' Donuts or one that is lackluster depends on a customer's generosity. At least according to TikToker jasonmora2, who as a Dunkin' worker shows us how ...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this dizzying montage of Fox hypocrites on Operation FDA Warp Speed Approval
This Daily Show supercut of Fox "reporters" praising Operation Warp Speed and lambasting the FDA's Pfizer approval is like a nauseating see-saw ride set inside a circus tent. Up: "Operation Warp Speed...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Yakuza boss issues ominous threat when he was sentenced to death
"I asked for a fair decision… You will regret this for the rest of your life," said 74-year-old yakuza boss Satoru Nomura to the judge who sentenced him to death for a number violent attacks sin...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Zoo bans woman having "affair" with chimpanzee
For the past four years, Adie Timmermans has visited Belgium's Antwerp Zoo to spend time with Chita, a 38-year-old chimpanzee. According to reports, the two wave and blow kisses at each other."We're h...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing The American Institute of Aeronautics' first official UFO conference
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a professional society for aerospace engineers founded 1963. It currently boasts around 30,000 members. Earlier this month, at the orga...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Delta Air Lines will boost unvaxxed employees' insurance premiums $200
Delta Air Lines employees who choose not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 are about to learn that muhfreedoms aren't free. The cost? Two hundred dollars a month in increased health insurance premiu...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Jail rewarding inmates with free ramen if they get vaccinated
In Kennewick, Washington, the Benton County Jail is offering free packets of ramen to inmates if they agree to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Monday, almost 100 inmates have taken advantage of the pr...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing COVID-19 vaccines as New Age wellness practices
There's certainly a Venn diagram overlap between "people love that holistic wellness guru crap that uses big words to promise vague medical things" and "people who won't get the COVID-19 vaccine." So ...
02:23 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Will God-Man save reporter Millie Mills from Covidhead??
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! Reserve your copies by pre-ordering (at a lo...
02:12 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing OnlyFans reverses decision to ban sexy folk
OnlyFans, the social network built largely on the racy work of the sex workers there, last week announced a ban on adult material. Partly a desire to go mainstream, and partly pressure from payment pr...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Alabama cop who murdered suicidal man jailed for 25 years
Alabama police officer Ben Derby, 28, was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment after murdering a suicidal man who had called 911 for help.Derby, convicted in May by a jury, never admitted wrongdoing and...
01:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Save 20% on this full-body CBD tincture from Common Ground
WAKE is derived from full-spectrum hemp extract. This CBD and MCT oil mixture has no harsh, synthetic chemicals, or anything resembling a "high" feeling.Unlike other wellness products you may have use...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing John Wick, but with realistic silencers
The fwip noise made by suppressed firearms in movies is among Hollywood's best lies. In truth, silencers are good to bring the report from about 140db to 110db: still pretty damned loud. In this video...
12:17 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Farmer shows how he turns pumpkins into Frankenstein heads
Already known for their oversized record-setting gourds, the folks at Cache Valley Giant Pumpkins in Benson, Utah are in the spotlight again. Two videos that demonstrate how they mold pumpkins growin...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Samsung remotely bricked TVs stolen from warehouse
Samsung South Africa announced recently that the serial numbers of TV sets stolen from a warehouse in Johannesburg had been flagged for shut-down. Any of the sets that come online will be remotely bri...
11:46 am GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Baby from Nevermind album cover sues Nirvana claiming it was "child porn"
Spencer Elden, 30, has an unique claim to fame: he was the naked, swimming baby whose photo graces the cover of Nirvana's seminal 1991 album Nevermind. He's made a lot of his youthful fame over the ye...
11:36 am GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing The nightmare of parenting through two years of a pandemic
There's a heartbreaking piece in The Atlantic about parenting through a long-burning COVID-19 pandemic and how parents have reached the end of their rope.It's enough to bring a parent to tears, except...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing Fan was about to "Beat the Freeze" when this happened
At Truist Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves, a fan gets selected to run a foot-race versus a very fleet of foot opponent, "The Freeze". In this foul-pole to foul-pole (160 Meters) sprint The Freeze...
02:35 am GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing This personal air cooler and aroma diffuser set will help you achieve inner peace during the next heatwave
Let's get real: your home should be a garden of relaxation, but in reality, work from home has cultivated an aura of stress in your abode. And, while it may be a while before we can scurry back to the...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, August 25, 2021
BoingBoing FCC proposes $5m fine for Jacob Wohl and crony over robocall lies
Jacob Wohl, the conservative activist famous for schemes so hare-brained and blatantly fraudulent that he drew more tears of laughter than rage, finally has a consequence to cry about: the FCC has pro...
11:33 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing I made sure my Brooks B17 saddle was comfortable on its first ride
The Brooks B17 is a renowned bicycle seat, known above all else for its comfort the saddle also looks great.My bike came with a terrible seat. I knew I wanted to be rid of it on my first ride. —...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Get lifetime access to KeepSolid's VPN Unlimited and CuriosityStream for 60% off
Whether you're running out of things to watch on TV or could use a little extra protection while you shop online, there are some great subscription services out there just waiting to make your life ea...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing "It hurts to breathe": Sick Florida anti-vaxxer waits in 2-hour line, hoping for Regeneron
Reporter Brian Entin visited Miami's Tropical Park, not to jog or play ball or paddle a boat, but to check out the long line of sick folks at the park's makeshift Regeneron center. He saw people infec...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the "Spider-Man: No Way Home" teaser trailer
A much-anticipated installment in the ongoing Marvel movie universe. Dr. Strange and Peter Parker apparently go on one of those buddy adventures wherein they must rely upon each other in order to make...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing For general yard clean up, nothing beats a leafblower
For yard work, I get the most visual impact for the least amount of effort and financial investment from my low-end electric leaf blower.I am always shocked at the amount of sand, brake dust, leaves, ...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Ultra-thin wireless keyboard
I took theLogitech Keys-to-Go Ultra Portable Wireless Keyboard to use with my iPhone on a recent overnight trip, leaving my laptop at home. It worked beautifully. I was able to easily write email, Goo...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing These plants do not exist
Check out Jonathan Whitaker's AI-generated paintings of plants, illustrated in the colorful, heightened style of old watercolor notebooks. Plant Collage300 plants from an alternate reality. Created by...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing A cell phone catches fire on a plane at Sea-Tac, forcing emergency evacuation
A passenger's cell phone caught fire on an Alaska Airlines flight soon after landing at Seattle's Sea-Tac International Airport. The crew used fire extinguishers and a battery containment bag to put o...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dead at 80
RIP Charlie Watts, drummer with the Rolling Stones. My favorite Watts anecdote, from Victor Bockris's 1992 biography of bandmate Keith Richards:...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer, RIP
Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, died today. He was 80-years-old. "Charlie Watts has always been the bed that I lie on musically," wrote Keith Richards in 2010.And here's a wonderful Wat...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to "Welcome to the Jungle" except it's The Smiths
Manchester musician Good Future combines Guns and Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" with The Smiths' "How Soon Is Now" and it kinda works, especially when you consider that he's playing all the instrumen...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Fort Lauderdale Mayor implores Gov. DeSantis to abandon his political agenda and work for public safety
Flordia Governor Ron DeSantis continues to fight common sense in a state ravaged by COVID-19. Fort Lauderdale's Mayor Dean Trantalis attempts an appeal to reason in asking DeSantis to help advance the...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Proud Boys leader jailed for five months for burning church's BLM banner and carrying high-capacity magazines
Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, the Proud Boys leader who openly boasted of burning a BLM banner taken from a black church in D.C., was yesterday sentenced to five months in jail over the incident. It's a sti...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing A crocodile attacks a cheetah
First, you see it, then you don't!Via Reddit...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Last night in Woodstock, Dead & Company majestically recreated the Grateful Dead's famously sour set from the original Woodstock
Last night, Dead & Company performed in Bethel Woods, New York at the site of the original 1969 Woodstock music festival. Their performance 52 years ago was infamously plagued by a confluence of p...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: On Monday in Woodstock, Dead & Company majestically recreated the Grateful Dead's famously sour set from the original Woodstock
On Monday, Dead & Company performed in Bethel Woods, New York at the site of the original 1969 Woodstock music festival. Their performance 52 years ago was infamously plagued by a confluence of pr...
04:02 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Covid hits the high seas again with cruise ship outbreak: 27 infected and one dead so far
A Carnival cruise ship headed to Belize from Galveston, Texas, has suffered a Covid outbreak. 27 passengers are infected, reports NBC News, and one of them, a 77-year-old woman, is dead.NBC News was w...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Someone made a dope EDM remix of Tom Bombadil's song
This almost makes up for Peter Jackson's glaring omission of the great spirit Tom Bombadil from the Lord of the Rings films.Image via YouTube...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Japanese mayor who bit gold medal says he will forfeit $13,000 of his salary to make amends
The mayor of Nagoya, Japan is sorry for biting softball pitcher Miu Goto's Olympic gold medal, and will forego $13,000 of his pay as a form of self-punishment.From Insider:According to Kyodo News,Kaw...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing A giant tortoise remarkably hunts, kills, and eats a bird
Researchers on Frgate Island in the Seychelles noticed a giant tortoise behaving unusually, stalking a tern chick as if it wanted to eat the bird. So one of the scientists turned on the camera, and mi...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing World's faster roller coaster in Japan suspends operations after 4 people suffer broken backs or necks
Japanese goverment officials have ordered the Do-Dodonpa roller coaster near Mt Fuji in Japan to cease operations after four reports of riders breaking their backs or necks on it.From The Mainichi:Th...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Horror movie directors use these fascinating tricks to scare the hell out of you
Good film directors are masters of perception, directing our attention and toying with our sensory experiences to elicit emotion and advance the story. This is especially true of the best horror filmm...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol riot suspect Doug Jensen violates release terms, begs not to be sent back to jail
Doug Jensen, seen here chasing a police officer at the U.S. CapitolDoug Jensen (41), the infamous QAnon-beshirted man arrested for civil disorder and assaulting, resisting, or impeding a law enforceme...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch thief use long pole with hook to steal handbag through apartment window
In Kowloon, Hong Kong on Sunday, a thief scurried up the scaffolding outside an apartment building, stopped at a tenth floor window, and then deployed an extra long pole with hook to snatch a purse fr...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing The tiny robeetle earned Guinness Record as world's smallest crawling robot
The Robeetlea tiny scurrying robot that at 88 gram weighs about the same as three grains of ricehas earned a Guinness Record as the world's smallest crawling robot. Developed by Nstor O. Prez-Arancibi...
02:38 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: manhole explodes after lightning strike
In this dashcam footage reportedly filmed in Singapore, a manhole explodes spectacularly in front of the vehicle, apparently triggered by a lightning strike. A question for you, dear reader: what's th...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman who bears striking resemblance to Rudy Giuliani recorded shaving himself at JFK restaurant table
Actor Michael Rapaport claims a man he recorded shaving at a restaurant table at JFK Airport is none other than the former Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani. We find this hard to swallow. Could you ima...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Jordan Klepper tries to reason with folks at the New York anti-vax mandate protest
The Daily Show sent Jordan Klepper to a protest outside the mayor's home in New York City. People say a lot of nonsensical things. Enjoy the patriot who denies 'We the People' is an important concept...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Judge dismisses Devin Nunes' defamation lawsuit against political strategist but is still suing imaginary cow that heckles him on Twitter
A federal judge dismissed Rep. Devin Nunes' (R-CA) lawsuit against political strategist Liz Mair for allegedly defaming him, reports the Fresno Bee. Nunes is still suing the anonymous writers behind t...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing In 1864, two ships were wrecked on the same remote island. Unaware of each other, their crews struggled to survive
In 1864, two ships' crews were cast away at the same time on the same remote island in the Southern Ocean. But the two groups would undergo strikingly different experiences. In this week's episode of ...
01:25 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing This Bluetooth vinyl player is over $100 off
Whether you're trying to get yourself into the vinyl game or have long been spinning 'em, there's always a lot of people with big opinions about your setup, taste in music, and just about everything i...
01:24 pm GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Youtube removes video of woman playing harp with a distortion pedal because it "endangers children"
Last week, Emily Hopkins ruled Youtube for a day after attaching a roaring distortion pedal to her harp and performing enchanting and extremely hardcore melodies thereof. YouTube removed it citing its...
07:26 am GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these FIREFLY action figures that look like 70s Mattel Toys
Back in 2014, toy company Super 7 released a series of "ReAction" action figures inspired by everyone's favorite sci-fi western, Firefly. They basically took the aesthetic of 70s Star Wars toys and ap...
02:23 am GMT - Tue, August 24, 2021
BoingBoing Learn new skills, get a highly-rated VPN, and manage your passwords with this stellar subscription bundle
You do everything online these days, from banking to chatting with long-distance family members to car shopping. And thanks to the plethora of services and apps we have at our fingertips today, we can...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Jen Psaki call out Peter Doocy for "irresponsible" statement that Americans are "stranded" in Afghanistan
In this episode of the Jen-and-Peter Show, Jen calls out Peter for being "irresponsible" when he says that Americans are "now stranded" in Afghanistan. ...
08:21 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing This $50 drone can be your new go-to for end-of-summer fun
Looking for something fun to do as the summer winds down and we wait for however the heck the Delta variant decides to dissipate? While some people have run out of ideas on how to preoccupy themselves...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing How Dollar Scores score the highest profit margins.
There's a character in my novel Pints Of 'Gansett Make You Strong (or, the Good People) who works at the South Boston Dollar Tree. The narrator a crotchety anarchist private eye goes to visit her at...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing How dollar stores score the highest profit margins
There's a character in my novel Pints Of 'Gansett Make You Strong (or, the Good People) who works at the South Boston Dollar Tree. The narrator a crotchety anarchist private eye goes to visit her at...
07:45 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Capybaras take over upscale neighborhood in Argentina
In Nordelta, an upscale suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina, capybara's have been finding a new home. Capybara's are giant South American rodent species weighing roughly 120 lbs. and 3 feet in height an...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Flight attendants are learning to punch obnoxious customers
There have been plenty of stories lately of unruly airline customers people so pent up with their pandemic lives that they become explosive assholes as soon as they're in a setting with other people,...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman wins $5.5 million lawsuit against bar for allowing him to get drunk and fight another customer
Who wants to be a millionaire? It's easy! Just get stinking drunk in a bar and brawl with customers in the parking. Daniel Rawls did and he made $5.5 million!From Oddity Central:Daniel Rawls claims th...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Vicious Vancouver coyotes may be high on opioids
Vancouver residents are warned to avoid Stanley Park following three coyote attacks in four days. These attacks follow dozens of other scary encounters with abnormally aggressive coyotes in the park. ...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Learn how to balance 6 nails on top of a wooden dowel to wow your friends
Here's a fun party trick. Hand your guests six long steel nails. Then show them a wooden dowel, about the same in length and diameter as the nails, which is standing securely on a base. (Obviously you...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Trump supporter warns of Taliban style takeover if Trump isn't reinstated as president
CNN's Donnie O'Sullivan spoke to a couple of Trump supporters and found that one of them thinks God will reinstate Trump, while the other thinks guns will. Trumper #1Yeah, I'm Trump supporter. Honey, ...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Why bad science is sometimes "more appealing" than good science, even from other scientists
The psychology research field has long suffered from a "replication crisis." Many peer-reviewed scientific papers report results that others can't replicate, calling into question the validity of the ...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Why bad science is sometimes "more appealing" than good science, even for other scientists
The psychology research field has long suffered from a "replication crisis." Many peer-reviewed scientific papers report results that others can't replicate, calling into question the validity of the ...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A wild coyote found in a Los Angeles classroom on first day of school
On the first day at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School in Northridge, CA (suburb of Los Angeles) last Wednesday, 8th grade students were greeted by a wild coyote that had made its way into the classroo...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Body wrapped in plastic floating in canal was not that
Bicyclists along a canal in Central France's Charlieu village were alarmed to see what looked like a body wrapped in plastic floating in the canal. Police and firefighters raced to the scene and haule...
03:54 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Berkeley man busted for offering bounty on coyotes after one killed his cat
Last week in the wooded hills of Berkeley, California, Hadley Louden's outdoor cat was reportedly killed by a coyote. So he did what any animal lover wouldhe put a $250 bounty out for "all Dead Coyote...
03:37 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Mystery man shows up in Japan, claims he swam there from Russia
A man claiming to be from Russia was found wandering the streets of Shibetsu, small town on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. He told the police he swam 20km from Kunashir island and is seeki...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Alabama man threatens Walmart with "execution" for giving Covid shots
Christopher Keys, an anti-vaxxer from Alabama, stood in front of a Walmart in Missouri and, speaking to his livestream camera, threatened pharmacists who administered the Covid vaccine with execution ...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Baby panda insists on hugging zookeeper's leg
A young panda can't resist clinging to the leg of a zookeeper. In his attempt to dissuade the panda from clinging to his leg, the zookeeper moves the panda to another spot in the enclosure, but the pa...
02:52 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing A doctor explains the mystery of the Pacific Northwests severed feet
Boing Boing loves stories about the human feet that routinely wash up on the shores of the Salish Sea, and this Tik Tok video is no exception.It is not the Mafia. @dr.karanr The feet #UnfoldChallenge...
02:51 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Evolution finally now accepted by majority of Americans, 150 years after Darwin
For decades, approximately half of Americans rejected the theory of evolution. But finally the University of Michigan reports that in the last few years, the tide has (slightly) turned and "the level ...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: woman at Alabama rally uses airtight logic to prove Trump is still president
It's simple, really. God wants Trump to be president, therefore he is. In fact, he's been president all along. Who can argue with that? Here's a transcript of a brief interview with a woman who attend...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a student pilot lose engine power and land safely in a field
Brian Parsley did not panic. When his small plane lost power, this student pilot calmly radioed for help and finds an empty field to land in. Planes that have lost power can glide a fairly long way, s...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Like engineers fleeing a phallic-shaped rocket
Since losing a bid to help NASA with the next mission to the moon, Blue Origin has lost a lot of senior staff and senior engineers.CNBC:At least 17 key leaders and senior engineers have left Blue Orig...
02:07 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing FDA approves Pfizer's covid vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration today approved Pfizer's covid vaccine, paving the way for broader adoption and, experts hope, more acceptance among the vaccine-hesitant. "The public can be very confi...
01:42 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing California judge: gig-worker exemption from labor law was unconstitutional
In November, California voters approved Prop 22, which gave Uber, Lyft and other companies exemptions from labor lawand imposed those exemptions on gig workers. A judge has ruled that these exemption...
01:20 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Cast photos from live-action Cowboy Bebop TV show
Netflix announced the premiere date as Friday, November 19, and released some marketing shots of the cast. The show stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda....
12:26 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Drill bit cuts a square hole
I don't speak Russian, but I do hear the universal language of expensive, specialized bits. This one, shown off by Mehamzog, drills square holes. This is a floating-head bit, I think? I guess if you a...
12:16 pm GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing This modernized mbeat turntable is a vinyl lover's dream, and it's $39 off now
Any vinyl fan knows that it can be nearly impossible to pick a great setup among the endless number of them out there. Any person who is thinking about starting a great collection of vinyl is acutely ...
11:49 am GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Casting molten aluminum with seashells
In this video, Seth Robinson casts molten aluminum with Marlin Spike seashells, resulting in a strange and beautiful paperweight: "we're used to seeing the outside of seashells, but never the inside"....
11:37 am GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Five Florida cops dead of Covid in one week
Encouraged by their unions and their governor, Florida's police are refusing to receive vaccines against Covid: one survey tallied only 52% respondents saying they were vaccinated, and some department...
02:45 am GMT - Mon, August 23, 2021
BoingBoing Land your dream job with help from this resume builder, now under $50
Let's be honest, updating or drafting a new resume from scratch can be as daunting as taking out the trash in the rain. The good news is, there's a new software that will spice up your resume in no ti...
08:09 pm GMT - Sun, August 22, 2021
BoingBoing You can save up to 34% off on Amazon Echos, Fire Tablets, Rokus, and more during this weekend sale
Whether you're in the market for a security camera for pranking purposes, or you just want to protect your home, there are plenty of options that will answer the call. In addition to security gear, we...
07:23 pm GMT - Sun, August 22, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists discover two new dinosaur species in Chinese fossils
From NPR:Scientists in China discovered two new dinosaur species when analyzing fossils from the country's northwest regions. Their findings, published in a study in Scientific Reports, conclude ...
07:23 pm GMT - Sun, August 22, 2021
BoingBoing Soul singer Charles Bradley's emotional cover of Black Sabbath's "Changes"
Here's a 2015 video of the late soul singer, Charles Bradley, covering Black Sabbath's "Changes," from their 1972 album, Vol. 4. While it may seem a little unusual for a soul singer to be covering Sab...
06:52 pm GMT - Sun, August 22, 2021
BoingBoing Phenomenal mid-90s review of the 820hp Espace F1 minivan
The music, the announcer, and the sound of an F1 come pouring out of a soccer shuttle come together to make this an amazing short review of the Renault Espace F1, the Godzilla of minivans.After 10 yea...
05:56 pm GMT - Sun, August 22, 2021
BoingBoing Marvel Comics Mini-Books from 1966 re-issued
In 1966 Marvel Comics published a series of "Mini-Books." They measured " by " (smaller than a standard-sized US postage stamp!) and were sold exclusively in 10-cent capsule toy vending machines acros...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 22, 2021
BoingBoing Get a $10 credit when you spend at least $50 on any of these Lenovo, Dell, & HP computers
Whether your home office could use an upgrade or you're looking for some new hardware at your place of work, a quality computer can make a world of difference. But before you complain that a new compu...
11:57 am GMT - Sun, August 22, 2021
BoingBoing Obama Public Enemy No.1 in this week's dubious tabloids
American politics and British royals dominate this week's tawdry tabloids, with an equal disregard for facts and a loving embrace of sensationalism.'National Enquirer'Ousted New York Governor Andrew C...
01:57 am GMT - Sun, August 22, 2021
BoingBoing Cool down during your precious slumber time with these $59 king-sized pillows
If there's anything our old, aching, millennial bones have learned lately, it's that sleep is the cure-all. But everyone knows that getting sleep and being sleepy are two different things, and if you'...
07:59 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Sweden didn't have a full-scale lockdown and now its Covid death rate is 10 times great than Norway's
Last year Republicans held up Sweden's state epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, as a paragon of common sense. They aren't crowing about Tegnell's approach any longer now that people in his country are dy...
07:59 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Sweden didn't have a full-scale lockdown and now its Covid death rate is 10 times greater than Norway's
Last year Republicans held up Sweden's state epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, as a paragon of common sense. They aren't crowing about Tegnell's approach any longer now that people in his country are dy...
07:56 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Save 50% on this flexible flashlight that's highly rated on Amazon
Whether you're planning a fun camping excursion or just looking to better equip your home or car in the case of an emergency, you definitely need a good flashlight on hand. Right now, the FLEXiT ...
07:01 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Getting little kids into tabletop gaming
The last few weeks, I've been entertaining my two granddaughters, a four year old and a nine year old. In trying to think of what I could do with them, I immediately thought of games. But I have very ...
05:54 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing There was a Punky Brewster reboot we never heard about because it was on Peacock
Holy cow! Just the trailer to the 2021 Punky Brewster reboot, starring Soleil Moon Frye, had me in tears. The series, which was apparently well-received, has been canceled after just one season. Proba...
05:42 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Brand New Cherry Flavor shocked and thrilled me
Brand New Cherry Flavor is a new Netflix horror series created by Lenore Zion, Nick Antosca, and stars Rosa Salazar. This mini-series takes place in sunny 1990s Los Angeles and is centered around the ...
04:52 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing James Coburn starred in the spy parodies all other spy parodies wish they were
Our Man Flint, and its sequel, In Like Flint only get better with time. Centering on former ZOWIE agent Derek Flint, as portrayed by the always amazing James Coburn, these spy movies are pure late-60...
02:59 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Is this the worst dark ride in America?
I can't remember how bad I thought this "haunted house" dark ride would be when I clicked play. I guessed that it might be cheesy or bland, certainly. Or, conversely, that the imagery outside, already...
02:37 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Roblox is a $45bn platform built largely by children working for scrip
Roblox is just a kind of advanced Minecraft, right? No. It's a $45bn company whose cutesy world has grown into a blatant appstore full of apps and games whose developers get only a minuscule sub-25% c...
01:07 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Fraudster and televangelist Jim Bakker thinks he can hide from God
Jim Bakker, the 1980s televangelist and convicted fraudster whose flock-fleecing was exposed after he paid hush money to an employee who accused him of sexual misconduct, is back in business thanks to...
12:54 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing These whiteboards are the perfect way to keep all your ideas in one place
Got a great idea but nowhere to jot it down? We know you're still throwing away little shards of paper, and we're here to tell you that you're doing organization wrong. If you're not ready to make a c...
12:41 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Website to explore and share UFO sightings
UFO Discovery is a site where you can share your sightings of unidentified flying objectsin the U.S., at leastand browse those of others. It looks like someone's plugged in classics all the way back t...
12:36 pm GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing So wholesome: This dad raps popular kid's books
Sandra Boynton's Snuggle Puppy! and Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama Red Pajama are just a couple of the kiddie book titles that rapper-dad Valentin Coronado aka @ayoboymakedthismusic performs. Hope you enj...
09:04 am GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing New "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" YA books will focus on Willow's kid being Chosen
Earlier this month, Polygon revealed that Disney had announced plans for a new Buffy-spinoff series of YA novels, with the first one titled In Every Generation coming as soon as January 2022. Writte...
08:32 am GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Congratulations to the winners of the Potato Photographer of The Year award
The Trussel Trust is a UK-based non-profit that supports food banks in community building. They, apparently, also hold a Potato Photographer Of The Year contest, and just announced the winners.Spud yo...
06:30 am GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Save 40% on this Notion templates package and watch your productivity soar
As we all get back to working full-time both in and out of the office, chances are the consensus around the water cooler (or the Zoom call) is that workflow and productivity have changed immensely. An...
04:30 am GMT - Sat, August 21, 2021
BoingBoing Be your own nature photographer and take pics in real time with over $100 off this drone
Looking for something to do while we wait for everyone to get vaccinated? Well, looks like it may be a while, but you can still check out all the world has to offer outside of a crowded airplane full ...
09:36 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Orlando has so many Covid patients, residents now urged to cut back on water to help hospitals
Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer is urging residents to cut way back on water, which is now needed for the stream of Covid patients flooding the city's hospitals. "The demand for liquid oxygen is extremely hi...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Orlando mayor urges residents to limit water use because hospitals need oxygen for Covid patients
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyertold residents to refrain from watering lawns or washing cars for at least a week because hospitals need so much oxygen to treat all the Covid-19 patients who arrived in the la...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Electrified samurai sword tested
In this footage from Allen Pan, we see a fencer in bizarre protective gear adopting a draw stance. It becomes apparent that the gear protects the wearer from electrical currents, as we see an arc leap...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing I use Huperzine A to treat my ADHD
I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was a young teenager.After trying countless things in the past to treat my ADHD (Adderall, Ritalin, Meditation, Coffee, etc.) I finally found something that makes a no...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Turn on this trippy video for tips on how to create your own close-up bubble photography
The candy-colored close-up bubble shots in this video were created with just a few simple household materials: water, liquid dish soap, and glycerine. And depending on the look you're going for, invol...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Remembering Moondog, The Viking of 6th Avenue
If you lived in New York sometime between the 1940s and 60s, you may have walked past the legendary Moondog, also known as "The Viking of 6th Avenue. In this video, you can learn about the life of Moo...
06:25 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing "Smile! You're on Candid Camera" still creeps me out
Running for 66 years, from 1948 to 2014, Candid Camera always struck me as terrifying. Every time something started to go so wrong I couldn't believe it was real, I had to wonder if somehow I was bein...
06:17 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Keep an eye out for the "Moon Trees" growing on planet Earth
Have you ever seen a Moon Tree? In 1971, 500 lucky seeds were taken aboard the Apollo 14 mission and into orbit around the Moon. The Command Module Pilot of Apollo 14, Stuart Roosa, took the seeds on ...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Dictionary.com's word of the day is "jeopardy"
Dictionary.com's word of the day is "Jeopardy" a "noun meaning 'peril or danger.' Here it is in a sentence: 'My job is in jeopardy because of my past comments.'""Jeopardy" is a noun meaning &#...
04:36 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: The last 4 US presidents really nailed it on Afghanistan
As president, George W. Bush was proud of his brave victory in just about banishing the Taliban from Afghanistan. "…Thanks to our military, our allies, and the brave fighters of Afghanistan, the...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these squirrels do parkour for science!
Squirrels are parkour masters, running on walls, leaping onto bendy branches, and recovering gracefully from missed landings. UC Berkeley researchers studied squirrels on campus to understand the fant...
04:07 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing 10 girls on Afghanistan's robotics team safely evacuated to Qatar
Ten members of the Afghan Girls Robotic Team have been rescued and are now in Qatar. Some of the team members remain in Afghanistan and efforts are being made to get them out of the country, which has...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Walrus may be given "floating couch" to deter it from relaxing on people's boats and sinking them
A walrus named Wally has been hanging around the southern and southeastern coast of Ireland lately. Apparently Wally enjoys chilling out in parked boats as seen in the video below. The problem is that...
03:49 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Own a safari gold 240Z that Brie Larson sat in
Nissan recently imagined itself as a fun auto brand, vs the people who gave us the new Nissan Sentra, this Datsun 240Z was the absolute best example they could find to represent fun.Of all the "Z" car...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Incredible high-speed images of a water jet shooting through a droplet could lead to drug injections without needles
MIT and University of Twente scientists used a high-speed camera to capture the image above of a water jet barreling through a droplet. Beyond creating an astonishing photograph, the experiment is hel...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Incredible high-speed images of a water jet shooting through a droplet could lead to better needle-free drug injections
MIT and University of Twente scientists used a high-speed camera to capture the image above of a water jet barreling through a droplet. Beyond creating an astonishing photograph, the experiment is hel...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing California family and dog may have died from toxic algae blooms while hiking
A married couple, their 1-year-old daughter, and their dog died under mysterious circumstances while hiking in Sierra National Forest in northern California. Authorities have ruled out suicide or murd...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Chess tournament players burn up to 6,000 calories a day
Sitting at a table and occasionally moving chess pieces a few inches at a time turns out to be great exercise, at least if you're competing in a tournament. ESPN looked into why so many top-ranked che...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing How to lie over email, according to "The Internet Show" from 1995
"The Internet Show" was an hourlong PBS Special from 1995 that tried to de-mystify the then-still-fresh Internet for the general public. Amongst its many useful tips is that delightful scene (around 1...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing The magic of caring for your electric bicycle batteries
My electric bicycle is a wonderful way to get around town, run errands, and just go out and have some fun. The e-bike is also a new thing to worry over, modify, mess with, and generally obsess over. ...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing New Jeopardy host Mike Richards quits after podcast with sexist and antisemitic jokes surfaces
Mike Richards is the executive producer of Jeopardy, and after longtime host Alex Trebek's death he did a brief stint as its host alongside actual celebrities, appealing to audiences with a creditable...
01:53 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Loch Ness tourist posts scathing TripAdvisor review because his family didn't spot Nessie
A Grimsby, England man was so "bitterly disappointed" that his family didn't spot the Loch Ness Monster during a recent trip to the elusive cryptid's beautiful Scottish Highlands home that he posted a...
01:49 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Prep meals like a pro with this chef knife and sharpener set
Looking to create something spectacular in the kitchen? We hear you, and you should have all the best tools to make sure your guests are fed and happy, even if that just means you and the dog (Spot ha...
01:34 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Chimpanzees and bonobos greet each other and also signal their goodbyes according to new research
Chimpanzees and bonobos greet each other and also signal their goodbyes, according to a new scientific study. The animals, the researchers write, "will orient their bodies toward each other, gaze at ...
01:33 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing 3D pool perfectly implemented in 128128 pixels
Mot's 8-Ball Pool is a perfectly minimalist Pico-8 port of early 1990 cuesports games such as 3D pool and Archer MacLean's. I played those games endlessly, so this is like returning home to find the r...
12:58 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Handsome illustrations of rockets and missiles
Rockets.andegraf.com is a well-organized collection of rockets and missiles developed in the 20th century, complete with color diagrams showing all the bits. It's always fun to see the UK's one-off: t...
12:31 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Dole-Kemp '96 campaign website finally disappears
The 1996 presidential campaign of Bob Dole was not one for the ages, but its campaign website remained live in perpetuity afterward, a glistening perfect Web 1.0 memento of a bygone age. It was redisc...
12:16 pm GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Paintings of U.S. presidents holding large hams
Bijijoo has painted portraits of every U.S. president from Washington to Trump holding a large ham. I immediately suspected that Trump might have actually attempted to sell hams, but all I could find ...
11:41 am GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Game over for Japanese arcades
Arcades! Thriving long after their British (500 dedicated venues) and US (2500) counterparts retracted into the corners of retro bars and shabby beach towns, Japanese (4000!) arcades are finally "on ...
11:19 am GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing Deer jumps off of a 50-foot waterfall
Watch as these tourists are enjoying the splendor of the Tahquamenon Falls in Luce County, Michigan. No sooner are they taking in nature's beauty as some adrenalin-junkie deer tears on to the scene be...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, August 20, 2021
BoingBoing These TaoTronics SoundLiberty wireless earbuds are the best AirPods alternatives around
Nothing ruins a good workout like that heavy breather running on the treadmill behind you. And the kids watching cartoons in the living room as you're trying to deal with your work-from-home situation...
09:26 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing "If God wanted us to cover our mouth and nose he would have made us that way," says woman wearing eyeglasses and clothes
Apparently, this woman's god forbids people from covering their noses and mouths but allows them to cover their eyes and other body parts. It sounds like an interesting religion! It can't be the Holy ...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing OnlyFans kicks out the sex workers who built it
OnlyFans is the social network for hot stuff, built on the labors of the sex workers who adopted it. It effectively banned them all today to please investors and payment processors, posting an updated...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Master the art of satire writing with the founders of the popular Reductress Magazine
Life can be rough, and sometimes a little laugh is what we need to get us through the day. And the creative writers behind Reductress, the world's very first and only satirical women's magazine, know ...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing This speech by Neil Gaiman is a must-see for any artist or creator
Neil Gaiman's 2012 commencement speech at the University of the Arts (2012) is a great inspiration for creative people. Gaiman begins his speech by giving the following advice: when you start out as a...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Maybe I shouldn't be telling you about the Zone of Death
The Zone of Death is a 50 square mile area of Idaho within Yellowstone National Park where any crime, including murder, is theoretically legal. Maybe I shouldn't be spreading the word about this, but ...
06:52 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing This anti-drug PSA will bring you right back to the 80s
"I learned it by watching you!" is the famous line from this 1980s anti-drug PSA produced by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, a consortium of alcohol, cigarette, and pharmaceutical companies w...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene posts video: "Joe Biden, you're not a president, you're a piece of sh*t"
Disturbing individual Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) delighted her fans by declaring President Biden to be "a piece of shit."It's unclear if she meant it as a compliment or an insult, but it certa...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Chappaqua, a 1966 cult film that features a pantheon of 60s luminaries
The film Chappaqua (1966) was written and directed by Conrad Rooks. This cult movie is based on Rooks' personal story of struggling with drug addiction. I was initially intrigued to watch this film wh...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing The ridiculous reason why He-Man rides around on a big green cat
On the excellent series The Toys That Made Us, former Mattel marketing VP Paul Cleveland explains why He-Man rides around on a giant green cat. Here's the story from Wikipedia but watching him tell it...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Rescuers paddle out to "body in the water" turns out to be a man relaxing
The Tulsa Fire Department, Police Department, and Oklahoma Emergency Rescue Service all received calls about a "body in the river." And when rescuers from the fire department paddled across the water,...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch wonderfully funny and freaky interpretive dances inspired by hydraulic presses squishing things
Australian actor/comedian/dancer Smac McCreanor created this fantastically ridiculous series of interpretive dances inspired by videos from the Hydraulic Press Channel and Crushing ASMR channel. In an...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Netflix ruins Gen X mens' childhoods twice in one year with trailer for new 3D-animated kids' He Man show
Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Kevin Smith's ambitious and grown-up sequel to the Filmation's 1980s He Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon, was deemed too woke and girly by its fans desp...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch train plow right through massive semi truck stuck in its path
Watch below as a train plows right through a semi truck blocking the tracks in Columbus Grove, Ohio a few days ago. According to HometownStations.com, "Police say initial indications are the truck's ...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing With Covid still surging, who's in the mood for TV's upcoming Hot Zone: Anthrax?
In 2019, pre-Covid, National Geographic produced the dramatic Hot Zone television miniseries about a 1989 semi-accurate Ebola scare in the US (based on Richard Preston's 1994 novel of the same name). ...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Larry David unloaded on Alan Dershowitz at a grocery store
Sure, it's gossip… but it's Larry David telling off Alan Dershowitz in a Martha's Vineyard grocery store! I only wish it was captured on video so someone could add the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme...
05:12 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing The best can opener
I bought the Kuhn Rikon can opener in 2011 and I still get excited every time I use it. It opens cans without leaving sharp edges. After opening hundreds of cans with it, it still never ceases to amaz...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Singapore-based Brit who thought masks were pointless gets jail for 6 weeks and deportation
A UK gentleman who didn't think masks had any purpose learned that they are effective against going to jail. Unfortunately, Benjamin Glynn, a self-described "sovereign, living man" against whom the l...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Vacationers to Hawaii busted for using fake vaccination cards for their kids who aren't old enough to be vaccinated anyway
Hawaiian authorities busted vacationers Enzo and Daniela Dalmazzo of Miamifor attempted use of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. Upon arrival at the airport, they showed vaccination cards for themselve...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Julie Nolke explains the pandemic to her past self, part 5
I hope Julie Nolke stops making these videos. Not because I don't like them (I love them) but because when she stops that means the pandemic will finally be over. In this 5th installment, an August 20...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch live video of bomb threat in Washington D.C.
U.S. Capitol Police have issued a media alert: "This is an active bomb threat investigation. The staging area for journalists covering this situation is at Constitution and First Street, NW for your s...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Alabama doctor refuses to treat patients who reject Covid vaccine
Alabama's state motto is "We Dare Maintain Our Rights," and to Bama born and bred mufreedummies that means they have the God-given right to not wear a mask or get jabbed while also having the right to...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Judge tosses out planned oil drilling project in Alaska
Trump approved it and Biden defended it, but on Wednesday U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason vacated permits for ConocoPhillips to build a planned oil project in Alaska that could have produced ...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Trump is "the greatest embarrassment in the history of our country" in this montage video
"This is the greatest embarrassment in the history of our country," says Trump, introducing and summarizing this montage of humiliations he lavishly presented to the world during his days as president...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Oral sex demon banished
In this footage, an oral sex demon is banished by prophet Ed Citronnelli, but promptly repossesses its host's private parts. Thankfully, there is a spray for that. [via r/videos]...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Harpist with a distortion pedal
Harpist Emily Hopkins acquired an Electrofoods Nepenthes [electrofoods.space], reportedly the heaviest distortion pedal in the known universe, and put it on her harp. It's not just a joke: "finding a ...
01:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this fake scrotum with a secret CIA radio
Atlas Obscura shared this family jewel about a "scrotum concealment device, developed to be worn on the human body. It was designed to hide a miniaturized escape radio, with the idea that enemy office...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing FBI to Silicon Valley firms: your Chinese and Russian workers are spying on you
There are your conclusions about the extent of the threat from foreign governments, but then there's your government's conclusions about the extent of the threat from them, you and the people you asso...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Get lifetime access to the world's best documentaries for 45% off with CuriosityStream
These days, it's easy to assume we know everything there is to know about the world until this terrifying Antarctic scale worm the size of a squirrel was recently brought to our attention. In other w...
12:48 pm GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Mindblowing AI pixel art
AI artist dribnet developed an AI that produces remarkably beautiful (and coherent) pixel art based upon text prompts. He's established an online notebook where you can make your own. The next step, d...
11:41 am GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Brian Kilmeade compares NY Covid mandates to Taliban rule in squabble with Peter Doocy on "Fox & Friends"
"Fox & Friends" hosts sniping at each other over masks and vaccine mandates in the city of New York has the flavor of a parent using logic and calm when arguing with a cranky toddler. Steve Doocy ...
11:41 am GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing The mind warping art of Benjamin Sack
Benjamin Sack is a creator of worlds: with a simple pen as his magic wand, he creates drawings of exquisite complexity and dizzying intricacy, whose ultimate effect is quite explosive.Starting with a ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, August 19, 2021
BoingBoing Let these product design eBooks help get your creative juices flowing in the right direction
Whether you're trying to get your startup off the ground or are revamping your online store, understanding how consumers view and understand your product is crucial. And one bad design move can cost y...
11:47 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this video about singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston's drawings
Check out this video about singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston's drawings on Cartoonist Kayfabe. In this episode, Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg take us through the bookDaniel Johnston, which is full of his vib...
11:29 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Learn about the dangers of the hippies in this 50 minute film, "The Hippie Temptation"
The Hippie Temptation was broadcast in 1967 as part of the short-lived CBS news show Who, What, Where, When, Why. This 50-minute film paints a rather negative picture of hippies as the narrator talks ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Launch a Shopify business fast with this dropshipping and private label masterclass
Almost 2 million eCommerce merchants sell on Shopify every day. That accounts for retailers in 175 countries selling more than $120 billion worth of merchandise in 2020 alone, making it one of the lar...
06:14 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing This fancy decorator crab knows how to intimidate when need be
Scuba diver Jules Casey captured footage in July of this frilly decorator crab who, with its frozen, outstretched stance, was telling her to "Back off!" Known for adorning (aka camouflaging) themselve...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing No more car sickness with Bonine tablets
My daughter was nauseated during a long car drive, and fortunately my sister had a couple of Bonine motion sickness tablets in her purse. In a matter of minutes, the nausea dissipated, and my daughter...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing This Tokyo-Kyto overnight bus has comfy sleeping pods
I'll never pass up an opportunity to take a bullet train in Japan, but this Tokyo-Kyto overnight bus, with its private sleeping pods, looks nice. It's like a capsule hotel on wheels. And, at $63, a ti...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing A man obsessed with Guinness world records balances 101 rolls of toilet paper on his head
Mr. David Rush has a wonderful talent for scouring the Guinness Book of World Records and finding crazy achievements wherein he may usurp the title. Most recently Rush became the king of balancing rol...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing "Odd-looking" mystery car with a red "S" eludes police in a 135mpg chase
Ohio police chased an "odd-looking" car going up to 135 mph, according to Cleveland.com.On July 15, police observed a black sedan with all of its windows tinted and without make or model info and no l...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing "Odd-looking" mystery car with a red "S" eludes police in a 135mph chase
Ohio police chased an "odd-looking" car going up to 135 mph, according to Cleveland.com. On July 15, police observed a black sedan with all of its windows tinted and without make or model info an...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Come early to Trump's Monster Covid Fest to get exposed!
In honor of super-spreader Donald Trump and his red-cap rally planned for this Saturday in Cullman, Alabama, The Lincoln Project has kindly aired this Monster Covid Fest ad. According to CNBC, Trump's...
04:18 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Fortnite rips off Among Us with 'Imposters'
Evidently, the folks at Epic, who famously created a video gaming sensation when they slapped Battle Royale into their Fortnite platform, have decided to try the same thing with the slightly newer but...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Two U.S. officials in Germany treated for Havana Syndrome symptoms
At least two U.S. officials stationed in Germany sought medical care for symptoms of Havana Syndrome, which has been attributed to a concentrated electromagnetic wave attack causing nausea, dizziness,...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing A 2004 interview with Dwight Schultz on working with George Peppard while filming the A-Team
This interview is fantastic. I loved the A-Team as a kid and it is in constant rotation when insomnia strikes. While I've read and re-read Mr. T's amazing autobiography, I never got much into behind-t...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Making a habit of peeing in the shower can lead to an inconvenient Pavlovian response to the sounds of running water
Pelvic floor therapist Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas, who has a doctorate in physical therapy, says peeing in the shower is a bad idea, even though a recent survey revealed that 76% percent of people like...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Fleeing Afghan president's helicopter was too small to fit all his money so he could only take $169 million
A moment of silence for former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, for he has suffered a great loss: part of his vast fortune was left stranded on the airport runway as he deserted his people.As Ghani made...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Commentator tries to apologize after mocking baseball player's accent
Commentator Jack Morris was asked by partner Matt Shepard yesterday what the Detroit Tigers' strategy should be against Los Angeles Angels' star Shohei Ohtani, who is Japanese. So Morris did what any ...
02:14 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing New smartphone has more RAM than a Macbook
You can't even buy an Apple-silicon Macbook with more than 16GB of RAM, but Asus's new Republic of Gamers 5S Proa smartphonehas 18 of them.The phones are very similar and definitely feel like "S" mode...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Pharmacist arrested after vaccine cards sold for $10 a pop
Heather Cherone writes that Chicago pharmacist Tangtang Zhao is accused by the Department of Justice of selling 125 authentic CDC vaccination cards to 11 different buyers for approximately $10 per car...
01:06 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Texas schools using dress codes to circumvent governor's mask ban
NBC News reports that several school districts in Texas, banned by Gov. Greg Abbott from mandating masks to fight the increase in Covid-19 cases, are simply adding masks to their standard dress codes ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Your kids can control electricity with this cool circuit drawing DIY kit
For many of us, our understanding of some basic universal truths can be a bit limited. We're all busy people, so if your foundational knowledge of how a bill becomes a law comes from three minutes of ...
12:22 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing 8-Bit Trip 2: stop-motion Lego tribute gets a sequel
It's been more than a decade since the original 8-Bit Trip, but Rymdreglage hasn't been sleeping.Hello, finally, we are done with this video, we have been working on it for around 9 years (not full ti...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing The "Greatest" Generation and ours
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! Reserve your copies by pre-ordering (at a lo...
11:46 am GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing tienne Trouvelot's 19th century astronomical drawings compared to NASA photos
Lauren Weiss, examing the New York Public Library's digital collections, compares drawings from the age before astronomical photography to NASA's finest images of celestial bodies. [via Hacker News]Of...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Rare photo of Susan B. Anthony found in attic
In what continues to be a familiar story, an individual buys a building and finds a treasure trove of artifacts in an untouched area of the building. Attorney David Whitcomb is just that individual. T...
11:28 am GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing New comic "Radiant Black" asks: what if the Power Rangers were depressed 30-somethings?
It's a familiar trope of kid-friendly superhero stories, specifically those designed to sell action figures: a group of people (usually teenagers) are randomly gifted with super-powered uniforms (usua...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing This 3D-printed Moon lamp glows in 16 colors and you control it all
We've all seen the Moon in full glow, casting its almost blindly white light across the night sky. We've also seen Earth's most faithful companion when it's lower in the sky, when the harvest Moon see...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Sean Hannity weave in an absurd plug for My Pillow while talking about Americans stranded in Kabul
Sean Hannity on today's episode of "The Sean Hannity Show":How would you like to be in Kabul today, as an American, and you can't get to the airport? Where are you thinking your life is head...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, August 18, 2021
BoingBoing Fabric could help you get a life insurance policy for your family in minutes without a medical exam or the hassle
There are few instances in life more nerve-wracking than those first few months as a new parent. No matter who you are or your previous life experience, the start of a new child's upbringing is bound ...
09:52 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Nestflix movies and TV shows that exist solely inside real movies and TV shows
"Welcome to Nestflix. The platform for your favorite nested films and shows. Fictional movies within movies? Got 'em. Fake shows within shows? You bet. Browse our selection of over 400 stories within ...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Explore the science fiction dictionary and discover thousands of rad inventions and concepts
I love browsing through The Science Fiction Dictionary on Technovelgy.com. This giant list includes 3,506 inventions from various science fiction stories and books. The inventions date back to novels ...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Would you be willing to neuro-hack your way to enlightenment?
This video, Meditation without meditating' might be possible. Can it also be made ethical?, poses some big questions about a new technology that could induce a meditative state in the brain and potent...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Take a tour of Boston's legendary Skinny House, now for sale
As the story goes, back in the late 1800s, two brothers inherited a nice piece of Boston land from their father. But one brother took advantage while the other was serving as a soldier in the military...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Mask- and Vax-foe Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, tests positive for Covid-19
Last week Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting local governments and state agencies from mandating vaccines or masks. Today the governor's office announced that Abbott has Covi...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing This Florida man played one of the greatest pranks of all time: He fooled the town into thinking he was a giant bird monster
In 1948, a mischievous fellow named Tony Signorini made a pair of 30-pound, three-toed, lead shoes and stomped up and down a Florida beach, leaving giant bird-shaped footprints in the sand. He would r...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Scrub, mop, and polish your floors at the same time with this 3-in-1 tool, now $30 off
There are some chores that really do fall under the only-if-I-absolutely-have-to category. And for many of us, mopping and polishing hardwood or other hard surface floorings certainly falls under that...
07:26 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Use these Cool-Flow N95 respirator masks for dusty work
These 3M Cool-Flow respirator masks have an exit valve that doesn't filter exhalations so they don't work as Covid masks, but I use them when I sweep, sand, spray paint, or work in a dusty area like m...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these humanoid robots do parkour (and sometimes fail gloriously!)
Boston Dynamics' Atlas robots doing parkour reminds me of when my kids were little and ran around the gymnastics play space at the community center, except… these are robots!!! Gasp, cheer, and ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Video looks at popular words first coined in books
Dr. Suess came up with the word "nerd" in 1950 in his book If I Ran the Zoo. In this video for Storied, Dr. Erica Brozovsky looks at words created by authors, including "pandemonium" (John Milton), "...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing The tale of the fake DUNE audiobook scam
Writer/journalist Andrew Liptak has spent years covering the nerd culture beat, and in a recent edition of his Transfer Orbit nerd culture newsletter, he uncovers a fascinating if frustrating scam roo...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Behold the irate Liverpudlian
In this video, a gentleman shopping in Liverpool becomes irate: "Times are hard, and friends are few! Ta-ra to fucking you!"Liverpool pro tip: you cannot deduce anything about this person from this fo...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Instructions for the Zero Gravity Toilet in 2001
In 2001: A Space Odyssey, natural calls for Heywood Floyd. Fortunately, there are very detailed instructions posted on how to use the Zero Gravity Toilet. (This is Kurbick, after all.) Also fortunatel...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Jem and the Holograms PSAs were less creepy than GI Joe
Adults, especially young adults, were never hovering over my every move as a child, regardless of how much their advice would have really made an immense difference. Random members of an elite US anti...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing The DEA seized an innocent man's life savings without charging him with a crime
Kermit Warren shined shoes at a hotel and collects scrap metal for a living. Besides serving in the Army Corps of Engineers, he is a deacon at his church and is a proud grandfather. None of that matte...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Star Wars: Visions watch the fantastic trailer for the new anime series
Star Wars: Visions is Disney's new animated Star Wars series featuring the work of seven different Japanese anime studios. It looks spectacular! Above is the original Japanese trailer; below is the En...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing CNN's Clarissa Ward interviews Taliban in streets of Kabul
The Taliban are in charge of Kabul (Pop. 6 million) and CNN's Clarissa Ward went to the streets to interview them. At one point she was told to step aside because she's a woman. Shortly after that, Wa...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing An alligator attacks its handler at a child's birthday party
A child's birthday party at reptile center Scales and Tails in Salt Lake City took a dramatic turn when an alligator attacked a handler. As the children gathered around an enclosure to learn about the...
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Mask- and vax-hating GOP state senator gets Covid and takes a hospital bed
GOP State Sen. Andre Jacque from De Pere, Wisconsin vehemently opposes mask and vaccine mandates, but he is in favor of getting a precious hospital bed when he comes down with Covid-19.From The M...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing What it's really like to have a photographic memory
There's an exceedingly rare superpower that some human's possess called Hsam (highly superior autobiographical memory). The University of California, Irvine's Center for the Neurobiology of Learning a...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Billionaire boys space race blasts into court
Court: the final frontier. These are the Voyages of Blue Origins' New Shepard. A multi-fiscal period investment to take daddy into low earth orbit, speed package delivery to the ISS, and to boldly sue...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Florida couple busted in Hawaii with fake vaccine cards
Enzo and Daniela Dalmazzowere arrested last week in Honolulu for having fake vaccine cards. That's not too surprising, given the fact that they're from Florida. The odd thing about this story is that ...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing See inside this US's largest Bitcoin mining operation. It's in Texas, natch.
With China cryptocurrency crackdown, miners have packed up their computers and moved overseas, including to the United States. Everything is bigger in Texas, including this massive Bitcoin mine operat...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Plastic piss frog wants to slake its thirst
We received a gift for our young son and have elected not to deploy it. But it might be your cup of tea! Behold the Foyee Potty Training Urinal [Amazon], designed to resemble a large frog, its mouth g...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Laura Ingraham is full of hate because her father was a Nazi sympathizer, says brother
Fox mouthpiece Laura Ingraham is known for her cruelty and racist denial of US systemic racism. Like Trump, who mocked reporter Serge F. Kovaleski for a disability that affects his joints, Ingraham mo...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing This chart reveals that dollar stores are more expensive than other stores
Even though everything in a dollar store costs a dollar, it doesn't mean you're getting a deal. The Hustle compared the cost of different items (toilet paper, deodorant, Sharpie pens, toothpaste, etc....
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing The Singing Ringing Tree, a haunting sound sculpture looming over Lancashire
Designed by Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu, the Singing Ringing Tree is a sound sculpture made of steel pipes that looms over fields near Burnley in England. Its song changes depending on the direction of t...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Achieve professional-grade knife honing results with this AnySharp Knife Sharpener
When was the last time you sharpened your kitchen knives? Did you sharpen them yourself or did you send them to be done by a professional? Odds are likely that if you can't remember the last time you ...
12:51 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Which country's drivers make way for ambulances?
Jump 20 seconds into this video compilation of ambulance dashcams to avoid the obnoxious intro. All told, things shake out as you might expect. French drivers are indifferent and move only when the al...
12:04 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing In 1959, Marine pilot William Rankin parachuted through a violent thunderstorm
In 1959, Marine pilot William Rankin parachuted from a malfunctioning jet into a violent thunderstorm. The ordeal that followed is almost unique in human experience. In this week's episode of the Futi...
12:02 pm GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing Making Howl's Moving Castle from a trashcan's worth of junk
I just spent 52 minutes of my life watching this video of trash bashing a stunning Howl's Moving Castle and I feel enriched and inspired by the experience. YouTuber Studson uses little more than plast...
11:43 am GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing A refined 90s-style operating system you can actually use
SerenityOS (github) is "a love letter to '90s user interfaces with a custom Unix-like core", wedding the simplicity and style of Windows 9x with all the features (and security) you'd expect from a mod...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, August 17, 2021
BoingBoing This security cam has AI facial recognition, night vision, and more top-flight features for under $40
Everybody and their mother are manufacturing indoor home security cameras these days. While you'll find hundreds of brands all around similar price points, the trick is finding a model that packs in t...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Plastic razor blades are bad for shaving, but they have their uses
These scrapers look like old-fashioned safety razor blades, but they're made of plastic and you can't shave with them. You can't cut paper with them, either. But they excel as scrapers. Put one into t...
08:16 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this breathtaking video of a flight down the world's tallest waterfall
Drone cinematographer Ellis van Jason recently returned from Venezuela where captures the breathtaking video below of a flight down the world's tallest waterfall, Angel Falls, in the jungle of Bolivar...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing This wooden laptop stand will help combat bad posture, sore wrists, and more
So, just how ergonomic are you? Sure, you probably feel like your home is tricked out for optimal working, sitting, viewing, and more, but is it really? For example, let's take laptop ergonomics....
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Edinburgh parents inconsolably distraught over chalk drawing that looks like Peppa Pig in bacon sandwich advertisement
A grim day in Scotland as parents deal with the possibility of traumatized children who might accidentally catch a drawing of a pig that bears a passing resemblance to the cartoon character Peppa Pig ...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing This magical short film about a pink spiderelephant is essential viewing
l'Araignlphant / The spiderelephant / Slonoiga is a magical short film for kids and adults, directed by Polish animator Piotr Kamler. An intersection of animation and fine art, this 1968 film features...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A hesitant man trapped in a burning lift finally jumps to safety
An Alabama man was trapped in a lift 25 feet off the ground on Saturday while the base was engulfed in fire. He was hesitant to jump into a makeshift safety net that the fire department had created wi...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing This book of David Lynch's paintings and drawings is full of endless inspiration
I recently got a copy of Someone Is in My House, a book of David Lynch's awe-inspiring multi-media artwork. This 300-page book came out on February 19, 2019, and features Lynch's paintings, drawings, ...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki describes a better relationship with Peter Doocy when the cameras are off
Every fan and foe of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki knows that her number one adversary in the briefing room is Fox's Peter Doocy. Just about every week brings us popcorn-worthy entertainment a...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Washingtonian engages refrigerator in a one-sided gun battle
Found screaming incoherently in the alley outside his Yakima, Washington home, a frustrated gentleman had apparently thrown his gun into the road after his refrigerator failed to return fire. Tales of...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Vaccine conspiracy theorist cardinal hospitalized and on a ventilator due to COVID-19
American Cardinal Raymond Burke used his position as a purported representative of the Christian god to convince people the world over to avoid their social obligation to get vaccinated. Apparently, h...
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Why you should always wait 10 seconds to respond during an intense conversation
One trick to calming intense conversation at work, or at home, is to wait 10 seconds before responding to what the other person says. Over at Inc., Jason Aten explains that it works because it instant...
04:42 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Animation of "an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life and how it could probably end"
BIG BANG BIG BOOM is an animation by the artist BLU. This video uses a combination of animation and real-life footage in a unique way. A cityscape comes to life as graffiti art moves around and intera...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this fantastic stop-motion adaptation of The Pied Piper
The Pied Piper is an incredible Czechoslovakian stop-motion film from 1986, directed by Ji Barta. The Czech title of this film is Krysa, which translates to "The Rat Catcher." Although this film is ba...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a Karen snap when she spots her neighbor walking her dog while Black
A Karen walking her dog around her apartment complex in Florida is none too pleased when she notices a Black neighbor, Ty (@_hottymale), is also walking her dog. She wants her gone. Although we miss t...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Stan Lee lookalike haunts comic conventions
Dan Gruden's grandchildren were the first to tell him that he resembles the late Stan Lee. Now, he walks the floors of comic book conventions cosplaying as the comic legend. "I want it to be like he's...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Have an iPhone? Here's why you shouldn't close apps
People have told me I should shut down apps on my phone to conserve the battery charge and improve performance. But this video says the phone's operating system is designed to manage open apps to opti...
03:53 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Brian Eno fan? Listen to ten straight hours of radio programming about his career and music
In 1988, Bay Area public radio station KPFA dedicated ten straight hours of programming to the music and career of Brian Eno. You can listen to all of "Brian Eno Day" on the Internet Archive:In a numb...
03:40 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing A comparison of how rich people and very rich people order food at a restaurant
@nicholas_crown Facts. #newyorker #nyc #rich #fyp #restaurant The Hustle – Van McCoy Tiktoker Nicholas Crown shows how rich people ostentatiously order food compare to how very rich people ...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Simon Gallup has quit The Cure (again)
Simon Gallup, bassist for The Cure for forty years, has quit the band. "With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure!" he posted to Facebook. "Good luck to them all"After a commente...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing People in Afghanistan were clinging to the outside of a military plane in a desperate attempt to flee
In this video, we see people that are so desperate to get out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan they are willing to risk their lives holding onto the outside of a U.S. military jet as it takes off rat...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing How Gen X learned self-care, and that cheese is delicious
Remember Timer of It's Time for Timer fame? I was always confused as to why this creepy-looking dude was so excited about personal hygiene and self-care. ...
02:33 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: violent attacks at anti-vax protest in Los Angeles
I was just attacked with others pic.twitter.com/LVrtWFWFng— Lefty-Desiree McLefty Face, Antifa Paparazzi (@TinaDesireeBerg) August 14, 2021Anti-vaxers protesting against "medical tyranny" fought...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing LAPD officer suspended after punching injured suspect strapped to gurney
Los Angeles Police Department said monday that it suspended an officer, left unnamed, who was filmed lunging at and punching an injured and restrained suspect in the face. Police say the carjacking su...
01:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Skateboarding downhill at 70 MPH
Josh Neuman embarks on a raw run down a hill road, followed by a camera a la game. The effect is exhilarating, and the rider's skill and sangfroid are amazing, but high-quality Swiss roads and custom...
01:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Skateboarding downhill at not quite 70 MPH
Josh Neuman embarks on a raw run down a hill road, followed by a camera a la game. The effect is exhilarating, and the rider's skill and sangfroid are amazing, but high-quality Swiss roads and custom...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Heat up your space and look classy doing it with this cozy personal fireplace
There are few images more instantly evocative of the warmth and coziness of home than sitting in front of a roaring fireplace. But as with many time-honored tropes of yesteryear, modern practical conc...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Eulagisca Gigantea is as big as a squirrel and looks like an Evil Alien Christmas Ornament
Thanks to the horrifying xenomorphic nightmare known as Twitter, I just learned about the Eulagisca Gigantea, an Antarctic scale worm with a retractable mouth tube and a body lined with creepy gold br...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Photos of vintage cassette tapes
Tapedeck.org is the perfect website. It collects high-resolution images of analog tape cassettes and presents them neatly for your enjoyment. (As blogged here at least once before, there's also Vintag...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing 100m T-Mobile accounts reportedly hacked, including social security numbers
The personal data of more than 100 million T-Mobile users is for sale online and the company says it is investigating the claim. Joseph Cox at Vice first reported on the forum post touting the cache, ...
11:43 am GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing 25-year retrospective of Nokia's Communicator, the first pocket computer phone that worked
I reel at the knowledge that the Nokia Communicator is 25 years old. The 1996 gadget was the first that combined cellphone, built-in keyboard and a solid set of apps without being bigger than a cellph...
11:33 am GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Wingspan is a beautiful board game about attracting birds
Elizabeth Hargraves' Wingspan [Amazon] is a boardgame where you attract rare birds to your aviary, each of the hundreds of species building out (or contracting) the habitat's appeal to others. It's a ...
11:24 am GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing 3D printing a joystick to control an Xbox game controller
Via the always-informative Maker Update comes news of a new 3D printed game controller joystick mechanism from Akaki Kuumeri. Akaki has built such devices in the past, but this one transfers all of th...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, August 16, 2021
BoingBoing Cool down this summer with one of these inflatable pool and hot tub deals, now up to 50% off
We don't have to tell you. This summer has been hot. Outrageously hot. Ridiculously hot. And while this summer may not be historically hot in the wide arching sweep of history, that's small consolatio...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 15, 2021
BoingBoing Create your smart home of the future with these smart devices, all on sale now
Remember the 80's movie, Electric Dreams? In the film, an architect named Miles buys a personal computer, which proceeds to become sentient, name itself Edgar, fall in love with Miles' neighbor, and d...
07:11 pm GMT - Sun, August 15, 2021
BoingBoing Farewell, Steve Perrin, SCA co-founder and creator of RuneQuest
On Friday, roleplaying game publishers, Chaosium, posted the sad news that tabletop roleplaying game designer, Steve Perrin, had left this earthly plane. He was 75 years old.Steve was one of the true ...
06:31 pm GMT - Sun, August 15, 2021
BoingBoing Stare at the center of this video, then look around your room and hallucinate
I was surprised by the intensity of the hallucinations that this video, Acid Trip Without Drugs! induced. To get the most out of the video, stare at the center point on a laptop screen or larger and w...
06:12 pm GMT - Sun, August 15, 2021
BoingBoing The Wormwood Star is a portrait of the mysterious occult artist Marjorie Cameron
"Wormwood Star" is a short film by Curtis Harrington about the extraordinary artist and occultist, Marjorie Cameron. You can watch it here. Cameron, born in 1922, led a fascinating life. She practiced...
06:04 pm GMT - Sun, August 15, 2021
BoingBoing Bohren & der Club of Gore makes dark, gloomy jazz that I love to listen to while I draw and write
Im Rauch by Bohren & der Club of Gore is one of my go-to albums when I'm focused on something creative and want to listen to background music. Bohren & der Club of Gore is a German "doom jazz"...
05:53 pm GMT - Sun, August 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this interview with Lady Pink, the "First Lady of Graffiti"
Check out this recent interview with the legendary Lady Pink, and learn about how she played an important role in graffiti history. Lady Pink is known as the "First Lady of Graffiti". In the interview...
03:21 pm GMT - Sun, August 15, 2021
BoingBoing Taliban enters Kabul, Afghan president flees, surrender negotiations underway
Taliban fighters have entered Kabul, the BBC reports, and Afghanistan's president has fled the country. A surrender is reportedly being negotiated to avoid a bloody fight for the capital. Al Arabiya r...
03:04 pm GMT - Sun, August 15, 2021
BoingBoing How a $100,000 K-Pop chicken nugget led to a new QAnon pedophilia conspiracy
Chicken Nuggets are having a banner year, as I recently wrote on this very site. But with that increased popularity comes increased attention for *checks notes* K-Pop promotional partnerships? Which...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 15, 2021
BoingBoing Learn a new language with Babbel at one of the lowest prices of the year, just $199
You don't understand a place unless you understand the language. Period. There's really no substitute. Without knowing the way people actually interact in that region, you'll always feel like a touris...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, August 15, 2021
BoingBoing 15 LifePro massagers and exercise tools that will help get you in peak shape, all on sale
LifePro Fitness was founded when a pair of friends suffered ACL tears a few months apart, then suffered again through the rigors of in-home rehab with inadequate equipment and training that offered mi...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing If you've ever dreamed of a high-end massage chair, here's the deal you've been waiting for
You see 'em at the mall. You see 'em at Brookstone. You always think how amazing it would be to have a really quality massage chair in your home. And we don't mean one of those cheapies with a single-...
06:56 pm GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Mike Lindell lose his mind at his South Dakota symposium
Mike Lindell, CEO of a pillow company that seems like each pillow is maniacally stuffed with his mustache hair, promised a big evidence reveal about the 2020 elections at his embarrassing "Cyber Symp...
05:33 pm GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing Taliban 25 miles from Kabul
Two days ago, U.S. intelligence sources let it be known that that Afghanistan's government might fall in as soon as 90 days. Today the Taliban are already reportedly nearing the outskirts of Kabul, ad...
04:56 pm GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing What it's like to make art on DMT
One of my favorite artists, LSD Word Peace, talks about paintings in this scene from the great docu-series, Hamilton's Pharmacopeia. In What It's Like to Make Art on DMT, we meet LSD World Peace (Joe ...
04:44 pm GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing Tommy Can't Sleep is a far-out short film
"Tommy Can't Sleep" is a far-out short film from 2019. The imagery in this film makes my thoughts run wild. The story is awesome, too It begins with a little boy named Tommy who is kept awake at nigh...
04:32 pm GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing Don't miss out on Ed Piskor's bonus issue of Red Room for Free Comic Book Day!
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is today, so don't miss out on Ed Piskor's bonus issue of Red Room. Piskor, the creator of Hip Hop Family Tree, created this special issue of Red Room (published by Fantagra...
04:21 pm GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing This disturbing potato chip commercial suppressed my appetite
Today, I stumbled upon this absurd commercial for "Eagle Snacks" potato chips. Most of the time, potato chip commercials make me hungry but this one had a suppressant effect on my appetite. The commer...
02:35 pm GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing Man makes silicon chips in his garage fab
Sam Zeloof explains his homemade silicon chip fab process. The chips he makes are more powerful than Intel models from the 1960s, and he's leaving Moore's Law in the dust....
01:47 pm GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle announces new novel, "Devil House"
Mountain Goats' singer/songwriter John Darnielle has long been praised for his lyrical storytelling ability, so it wasn't a huge surprise when he finally started publishing fiction, beginning with 200...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing If you're a little hazy on big data and what it means, this package will clear it all up
Netflix employs big data to store, manage, and optimize terabytes of viewer data every day. AccuWeather uses it to craft its AI-powered forecasts. And Etsy utilizes big data to help leverage machine l...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, August 14, 2021
BoingBoing Woman at Johnson County, Kansas commissioners meeting says anyone who votes "yes" on mask mandates will be "tried for crimes against humanity"
I don't know who this woman is but she articulately summed up the mainstream Republican party platform in one minute:I'm from Overland Park and I'm here for the children. There's zero evidence that CO...
10:37 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing McCarthyism is back, and this time Kevin is its host
This new political ad by the Republican Accountability Project reveals that although Joe McCarthy is long dead, the same cannot be said about McCarthyism this time using Kevin McCarthy as its host. "...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Add an extra layer of security while biking for under $50 with the One80 Bike Light
We all know that riding a bike is never totally safe. For all the precautions a rider can take, all it takes is for a motorist to lose focus for an instant to lead to tragedy for a cyclist. And unfort...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Neanderthals likely interbred to extinction by modern humans
A study of Neanderthal and Denisovan blood group sequences suggests that Neanderthals began to show evidence of low reproductive success at the point they began to share specific genetic information w...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Website reads any other website out loud to you
Soheil Yasrebi's perfectly simple per.quest reads any web page to you, assuming that you're OK with a rapid robot lady voice and the website is simple enough for it to accurately detect the part that ...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Trump's reinstatement ceremony live from the US Capitol
For months, QAnoners and other nutty Trumpers have insisted that their man will be reinstated on August 13. That's today. You can watch the ceremony live from the US Capitol above and National Zero is...
06:31 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Cargo ship snaps in half off the coast of Japan
All 21 crew members of the 39,910-ton vessel, the "Crimson Polaris," were rescued as the ship tore in half, buffeted by waves after having run aground and forcibly extracted itself.CNN:The 39,910-ton ...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Excellent mix media sketchpad
My daughter buys a couple of these spiral-boundCanson Mix Media drawing pads every month for her sketches. The heavy paper easily handles ink pens, watercolor, and Copic markers, and has a nice textur...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing This eerily stunning thunderstorm footage in Arizona was shot with a drone
Photographer Eric Rosenwald shot this dramatic time-lapse drone video of a thunderstorm in Tucson, Arizona on August 11th. But the stunning footage looks more like ominous B-roll that we never saw bu...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Super cute stop-motion barbecue animation using felt props
Andrea Love's one-minute video of a summer backyard barbecue features a grill with glowing coals, corn on the cob, asparagus, hot dogs, and a cooler filled with carbonated drinks, all made from felt. ...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing The Evel Knievel Museum is coming to Las Vegas, probably
There was news that the museum dedicated to steam-powered rocket enthusiast Evel Knievel, currently located someplace, is going to move to Las Vegas, however someone may have jumped the gun and the ne...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Snopes co-founder revealed as serial plagiarist, planned to fill site with "traffic-generating junk"
A Buzzfeed investigation concludes that David Mikkelson, co-founder of the fact-checking site Snopes, published plagiarized articles under a pseudonym name there for at least four years. The articles ...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing How to make vegan bacon out of bread
Take five slices of white bread, remove the crusts, roll them flat with a rolling pin. Cut into bacon-sized strips (3 per slice). Make a sauce from a quarter-cup of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of olive o...
04:18 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Real hermit descends from remote mountain cave for COVID-19 vaccine
For two decades, Panta Petrovic, 70, has lived in a tiny mountain cave on the Stara Planina mountain in southern Serbia. (Take a video tour of his incredible living situation below.)"I was not free in...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing LEGO Star Wars new 'Duel on Mandalore'
Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 was amazing. Maul and Ahsoka's battles during the siege of Mandalore were epic. I can not resist this 147 piece set. I'm getting it just for the Maul and Ahsoka mini...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Afghanistan government falling to Taliban faster than expected
The Taliban is retaking Afghanistan faster than expected. Yesterday's fall of Kandahar means Kabul, the capital, is the only major city held by the government. The U.S. and Britain are expected to aba...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Interview with the inventor of the ribbed condom
When the first ribbed condom came off the mold in 1970, the inventor field-tested it. "It really wasn't all that great," he said. In fact, nobody thinks ribbed condoms are better than unribbed ones, b...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Look at this scary monster, so sad to have been arrested
In Peshawar, Pakistan, police captured this scary monster who apparently was creeping about scaring people during the country's Independence Day celebration last weekend. Watch the video below. The mo...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Forty-year-old slice of Charles and Diana's wedding cake sells for $2500
Someone paid $2500 this week for a hunk of stale wedding cake left over from the 1981 royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Dominic Winter Auctioneers, which sold off the, er, collectibl...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Phoenix police officers circulated coins encouraging cops to shoot anti-Trump protesters in the groin
In August 2017 Phoenix police Officer Christopher Turiano shot a smokecanister at anti-Trump protestor JoshCobin, hitting him in the groin. Officers in the department celebrated the shooting by circul...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Server admin stalks cheats
This video was recorded in-game in realistic survival shooter DayZ, and shows a server admin realizing that a player is cheating and watching him for a while before taking action. I became transfixed ...
03:19 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this Wheel of Fortune contestant throw a round with Z, Q, X, and silence so her opponent would win
In 2010, Wheel of Fortune contestant Nura Founteaneaux seemingly threw a round so her opponent would win. Watch the video below. Quite a classy way to share the wealth. From US Weekly:Not surprisingly...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing The story behind Friday The 13th's "Ki ki ki, ma, ma, ma" creepy sound effect
In celebration of today, please enjoy Harry Manfedini's "Overlay of Evil/Main Title" from the score to Friday The 13th (1980).Ki ki ki, ma, ma, ma? Here's the story behind that, from Wikipedia:Since M...
02:44 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing 4 teachers die of Covid-19 within 24 hours of each other in Broward County, FL
Four teachers have died of Covid-19 within a 24-hour period in Broward County, Florida a state that bans mask mandates. At least three of the teachers were unvaccinated, according to CNN, and they di...
02:31 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene on hospital overcrowding: "We can't live forever"
Marjorie Taylor Greene went on Real America's Voice to tell people that hospitals are overrated. "We can't live forever," she said. So why bother? The media also is also overhyping the number of ...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing 15 USB hubs that can handle all your connectivity needs and they're all on sale
Who doesn't want to see the likes of Spider-Man and Iron Man rubbing shoulders with Superman and Batman? Of course, corporate interests keep Marvel and DC superheroes in competition with each other, r...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Save $30 on a vacuum that lets you groom your pets like a stylist
You can barely find time to get yourself to the barber or hairdresser regularly. Yet somehow, you end up feeling like a serious failure as a pet parent when your cat or dog doesn't get groomed properl...
12:35 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing "It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers" is now a book
Colin Nissan finally got a book deal for the McSweeney's essay he authored that's been bringing autumn-time laughs since *2009*! Fuck yes, "It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers" is now a book. ...
12:21 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Read the new official explanation for Palpatine's peturn in Star Wars
"THE DEAD SPEAK!" declared the opening crawl to the final film in the Star Wars Skywalker Saga, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. While it certainly made some dramatic sense to have Emperor Palpatine...
12:21 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing Read the new official explanation for Palpatine's return in Star Wars
"THE DEAD SPEAK!" declared the opening crawl to the final film in the Star Wars Skywalker Saga, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. While it certainly made some dramatic sense to have Emperor Palpatine...
12:20 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing New study shows that hermit crabs get wicked horny at plastic waste
The Washington Post reports that a team of scientists from the University of Hull in England got voyeuristic with a buncha horny hermit crabs. In a study of 40 hermit crabs from off the coast of Yorks...
12:20 pm GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing New study shows that hermit crabs get wicked horny at plastic waste (Update: HUNGRY, not horny)
UPDATE: Sadly, the Post added a correction to its story clarifying that the crabs are hungry for plastic waste, not horny for it.The Washington Post reports that a team of scientists from the Universi...
02:50 am GMT - Fri, August 13, 2021
BoingBoing ESP32 is changing how tinkerers make awesome DIY projects. Learn it all here for just $50.
For decades, electronics customers have griped about the high cost of their precious tech marvels. Hey, nobody's willing to do without their iPhone or their trusty tablet, but nobody likes spending hu...
09:10 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Super easy blood pressure monitor
The last time I visited my dentist, her technician measured my blood pressure with a small cuff that fit around my wrist. The results appeared on the LCD screen within a minute. Very convenient. When ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Charge 5 devices at once while on the go with this 30,000mAh power bank, now under $75
Without mobile power, your smartphones, tablets, and other critical devices become little more than fancy glass and metal paperweights within a matter of hours. Even though they carry that level of im...
07:57 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Top prosecutor sentenced to 5 years for covering up police chief's assault of a handcuffed man who stole a bag of porn, viagra, cigars, and sex toys from his car
Former Suffolk County District AttorneyTom Spota (79) was sentenced to five years in prison for "covering up the brutal police assault of a handcuffed prisoner who was accused of stealing a bag of sex...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing San Francisco salon owner who released video of Pelosi getting her hair washed is sad she lost her business
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had her hair washed and dried at Erica Kious's San Francisco salon last year. Pelosi used an independent stylist who rents a chair at Kious's salon. There were no other cust...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing This is what we love about Jen Psaki, in a nutshell
If anyone asks why Jen Psaki has cultivated a cult following that is unprecedented for a White House press secretary, this video from yesterday's press briefing can serve as a perfect example. The way...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Why Google's CAPTCHA images are "so unbearably depressing"
I use a password manager, and that causes some websites to think I'm a bot because of how fast the username and password are entered. When that happens, the website challenges me with a CAPTCHA "Sele...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Procedurally-generated drawings of fish
Fishdraw is a Glitch app by Lingdong Huang (previously at BB) that procedurally generates old-timey drawings of fish, complete with binomial nomenclature....
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing An extremely handy set of stainless steel dental tools for home
These stainless dental tools come in handier than I ever thought.If you've ever had to poke around in your kid's mouth to tighten their separator, you too may have wished for a dental mirror. I bough...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Mash-ups that should be illegal
Instagram user @veggibeats has an incredible collection of mash-ups that work but really kinda seem like they should not.I particularly enjoy this Cardi B and Fleetwood Mac concoction: View th...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Japan mayor shamed for shoving an Olympic gold medal in his mouth, now apologizing
Who knows what was going through a Japanese mayor's head when he decided to snack on a softball player's Olympic gold medal? But that's what he did (video below) after making a crude remark to the at...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Fantastically surreal TikTok films about pay telephones
Solopist makes wonderfully surreal short TikTok films all about pay telephones. The series reminds me of 2600 magazine's "Payphones of the World" backpage photos, only less real. @solopsist There ar...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Fraudster Jim Bakker is selling $1,000 "Miracle Blankets" that will pay your mortgage for you
If I was as smart as Jim Bakker's audience, I would join them in buying a $1,000 "Miracle Blanket" that magically pays bills.Bakker, the convicted fraudster televangelist who was recently fined for se...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing California drought means big business for water witches
It would appear that dowsing for water is still alive and well in Northern California. Regardless of the damage created by drawing too much water out of the ground, California farmers continue to suck...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Trump supporter who doesn't believe Trump actually had the COVID-19 vaccine
"God gave us natural immunities."At a Mike "MyPillow" Lindell event in South Dakota, an anti-vaxxer tells CNN's Donie O'Sullivan why he won't get the COVID-19 vaccine. More troublesome is the gentlema...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Iggy Pop is now the pitchman for Unagi Scooters
My old friend David Hyman is the founder of Unagi, a high-end electric scooter company that's all about the intersection of fine design and urban mobility. David is also a deep music head with a crazy...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Arnold Schwarzenegger to anti-maskers: "Screw your freedom you're a schmuck"
Arnold Schwarzenegger let maskless folks know just how he felt on Tuesday when he spoke to former National Security Council staffer Alexander Vindman and CNN's Bianna Golodyraga: "Screw your free...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Earliest family photo at Stonehenge, from the 1860s, turned up in Queen guitarist's collection
Legendary guitarist, astrophysicist, and photography collector Brian May has found the earliest known family photo taken at Stonehenge, from the 1860s. The image was in his own world-class collection ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Qanon surf instructor said he killed his children because they had "serpent DNA"
Federal investigators say a California surf instructor killed his two children on a trip to Mexico because he believed his wife possessed serpent DNA, which meant his children would grow into monsters...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Nestflix: Hilarious streaming service for fake movies and TV shows within real movies and TV shows
"Nestflix is a wiki dressed up as a streaming platform that catalogs fictional films and tv shows inside real movies and tv shows."I only wish it were real.(via Waxy)...
02:36 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Hark! The perfect mechanical keyboard
This mechanical keyboard is perfect: it has less punctuation than an angry text from Cormac McCarthy and the keyswitches sound like a popcorn cooker in a tiled bathroom.flurples:specs: – switche...
01:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Lava vs. various types of glass
Broadly speaking, glass does not do too well at resisting the charms of molten metal: "Most interesting types of glass are getting crushed here!" Car glass fails suddenly; fireproof glass fails in sty...
01:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing "Lava" vs. various types of glass
Broadly speaking, glass does not do too well at resisting the charms of molten metal: "Most interesting types of glass are getting crushed here!" Car glass fails suddenly; fireproof glass fails in sty...
01:20 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Rand Paul's wife bought stock in Covid drugmaker as pandemic struck and they failed to disclose it
Republican Senator Rand Paul, a prominent critic of anti-Covid measures such as masks and vaccines, admitted yesterday that his wife bought stock in a drugmaker selling a key Covid medication and that...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Understand your dog a whole new way with these $60 DNA testing and dog training lessons
At this point, you probably feel like you know your dog pretty well. You've been together for a few years now, you've bonded, and you've puzzled out a few things about their undeniable personality. Do...
12:58 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Domain names bought on a whim and never used
At the Stack Overflow blog, Ryan Donovan muses on domain names bought and paid for, perhaps with a funny project or joke in mind, but either put to not good use or left altogether fallow. For the reco...
12:44 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Creepy collab: Danny Elfman and Trent Reznor on "True"
Wonder Twins powers activate! Form of a spine-tingling collaboration! Danny Elfman's new double album Big Mess was released in June but we're just now getting this reimagined version of "True," one of...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Another tooth-achingly cute cross-species friendship
Amos and Lionel's unique friendship at Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary in Florida from Animal_Sanctuary At the Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary, Amos the pig and Lionel the cow have dev...
11:56 am GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing New studies show evidence of Long Covid Penis Problems
"Long Covid," as many folks are calling it, is one of parts of this pandemic that I find most terrifying. Sure, some people who get COVID-19 just have to deal with a "bad cold." But others find themse...
10:56 am GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these face masks with EARS
Face masks with bendable "Baby Yoda" ears, big ears, "Scooby Doo" ears, and elf ears (and more!) are available from Kikimora Studio, a "High Fashion Circus" entertainment company in Miami, Florida. If...
08:24 am GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Idris Elba will be voicing Knuckles the Echidna in the new Sonic movie, and people are getting hot and bothered
Mr. Elba has, for a while now, been lusted after, fawned over, and otherwise admired. Now, it's time for him to make us feel sexually confused about a bright red echidna. This movie is really about to...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Would you send $1000 to this 1990s Televangelist?
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 last...
02:46 am GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Start a six-figure career as a freelance writer with this bootcamp-style training
Freelance writers are like guns for hire. If they're good, they can bag themselves a healthy, maybe even a six-figure total on their way to booking high-value gigs left and right. if they're not so gr...
12:05 am GMT - Thu, August 12, 2021
BoingBoing Homophobic anti-mask school board official flips out while resisting arrest
Rochelle Kelley (33) is a New Hampshire school board member who opposes the requirement that students wear masks in classrooms. She thinks Covid deaths are being exaggerated and that cops who arrest h...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing I like these black facemasks
The nice thing about these facemasks is the cup shape that keeps the fabric from pressing against my mouth. Everyone in my family has been using these, and now that delta is rampant, we're wearing the...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Light the way with 30% off this blistering headlamp
If you're out braving the wilderness in the dark, whether it's hiking, spelunking, or some other rigorous activity, you really should be wearing a helmet. We don't want to sound like your mom, but whi...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Record one video, deepfake yourself saying every customer's name
Windsor.io is an AI-powered app that lets you record a single video and generate many variationsspecifically, the computer deepfakes you saying every nameand thereby pretend to give personalized servi...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Women's sports associations say handball chiefs should resign for bikini fine
Sports associations across Europe have urged the presidents of the European and International handball federations to quit, alleging they practice "blatant sexism" by insisting women athletes wear bik...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing NordVPN is not only one of the most respected VPNs around. It's now an extra 20% off.
In today's web environment, it's easy to be cynical. Amid fear of breaches, hacks, and other blatant instances of outright theft on the regular, it's almost easier to assume that you will or already h...
06:14 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing How fast can you type the alphabet?
Type The Alphabet is a simple typing game that times how fast you can… type the alphabet. To make things harder, close your eyes.The Guinness World Record for typing the alphabet is 3.37 seconds...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing "How do you turn this thing off?" asks a live-streamer who can't figure out how to end things
When live-streaming, it's probably a good idea to first know how it all works in case you run into any snags, such as wanting to turn the live recording off. But a Florida woman on American Beach just...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Rousing rendition of Motrhead's "Ace of Spades" on church bells
In Weert, The Netherlands, during the recent Torenfestival (Tower Festival), carillon musician Frank Steijns had the opportunity to play the carillon bells of Sint Martinuskerk, the gothic church buil...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Mayor shares surveillance video of ghost attacking one of his security guards
Mayor Jose Manuel Rios Morales of Armenia, Colombia, posted the video message below that includes surveillance footage of an invisible force attacking one of his security guards in the Mayor's office ...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing George Washington's smallpox inoculation mandate
Did George Washington order troops to be vaccinated? No. Vaccination didn't exist yet, he had them inoculated — which was more dangerous, but still effective and better than dying of smallpox. L...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing This "Biden Delivers" video celebrates the new infrastructure bill while highlighting Trump's failure
This new MeidasTouch video, "Biden Delivers," trolls do-nothing Donald Trump for his inability to pass an infrastructure bill, even though for four years he and his administration promised over and ov...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch hysterical anti-mask mob threaten medical professionals after a school board meeting in Tennessee
Matt Masters recorded anti-maskers threatening medical professionals who spoke at a school board meeting in Tennessee about the importance of wearing masks at school. The board voted in favor of makin...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing OJ Simpson's absolutely ridiculous reason why he doesn't visit Los Angeles
OJ Simpsonthe disgraced football hero and convicted felon who was infamously acquitted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend but later found liable for both deaths in a civil trialexplained in a re...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch insurrectionist Josh Hawley get savagely trolled by Dick Durbin
Senator Josh Hawley, who incited the rioters and Republican terrorists who attacked, gassed, and beat cops defending the Capitol on January 6, hoped he could make people forget his contempt for law en...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Red Cross nurse secretly injected saline instead of COVID-19 vaccine into as many as 8,600 people
In Berlin, a Red Cross nurse is suspected of injecting saline solution instead of the COVID-19 vaccine into as many as 8,600 people in the rural district of Friesland, Germany. From Yahoo! News:While ...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Antimasker Ted Cruz sends his kids to a private school with a mandatory mask policy
Texas senator Ted Cruz energetically opposes vaccine and Covid mandates. He even introduced legislation to ban mandates. On Monday Cruz told Foix News, "That means no mask mandates regardless of your ...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing DIY BBQ: Homemade waterwheel rotisserie and a filing cabinet oven
In a world where we now have proprietary charcoal it is a relief to see someone is still as creative as this gentleman. ...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing A desperate Rudy Giuliani now selling calls on Cameo for $275 a pop
It looks like fallen man Rudy Giuliani's exploits in MyPillow product-pushing didn't pan out too well, as he's now peddling himself on Cameo. The website where celebrities and has-beens can make pers...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Madison Cawthorn says "fiction novel" 1984 describes our world today, and he's right
Madison "Fun Rides" Cawthorn (R-NC) wants everyone to know that "1984 is a great fiction novel to read but it seems like it is becoming the reality we are currently living under more and more each day...
02:06 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing How law enforcement's iPhone crackers keep their secrets
GrayKey is an iPhone cracking toolkit sold to law enforcement by Grayshift, a company specializing in forensic extraction. Through public record requests, Vice obtained examples of the legal agreement...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Matchful stop-motion video is of matchless quality
Every headline writer has their own pun for Tomohito Okazaki's astounding short film Matches, featuring stop-motion animation executed with outstanding detail and fluidity. [via Metafilter]...
01:24 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Latest incarnation of boy wonder Robin officially bisexual
Robin, the boy wonder, is bi in a new Batman series. Though just one of many Robins, technically speaking, Tim Drake is in the latest run from DC Comics and his beau is one Bernard Dowd. The story goe...
12:39 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Big Mouth Billy Bass performs Megan Thee Stallion hit
This works better than it should. Megan Thee Stallion's "Body" as performed by a Big Mouth Billy Bass. If you enjoyed that video, its creator, Kevin Heckart, has plenty more over on TikTok. @kevinhe...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing YouTube bans Senator Rand Paul for a week after he posts that cloth masks "don't work"
Republican Senator Rand Paul's YouTube account flatlined last night, and this morning it emerged he'd been handed a weeklong ban after posting Covid misinformation there: a claim that cloth masks are ...
12:13 pm GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing How BBC Radio 1 Dance announced the death of Prince Philip
According to internet lore (and various news stories) they quickly notified listeners as pumping dance anthems rolled, turning the solemn accouncement into a banging drop. @morgibabey british Radio ...
11:51 am GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Q-Nuts: "It's the Delta Variant, Charlie Brown"
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 ...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Substack is trying to break into comic books, with a ton of great creators
In early June 2021, Business Insider reported that Substack had recruited comic scribe Nick Spencer (known for Morning Glories, the most recent volume of Amazing Spider-Man, and turning Captain Americ...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this rare photograph of a triplet galaxy
Via NASA:A dramatic triplet of galaxies takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which captures a three-way gravitational tug-of-war between interacting galaxies. Thi...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, August 11, 2021
BoingBoing Python is the heart of today's hottest tech developments. Learn it now for $30.
Tech is always growing, changing, and expanding. That's never changed. But it isn't every day a coding language comes along, grabs a hold of so many transformational disciplines, and slowly becomes on...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing The joy of pressure washing
I borrowed a friend's gasoline-powered pressure washer to clean the mossy-covered bricks in my back yard. The machine was noisy and smelly and I had to keep refilling the tank, but I loved the results...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Unlock all your passwords with your fingerprint with the JEM Biometric Authenticator
Next year, residents of Singapore won't need a passport to return to their home country. When they get home, all travelers will have to do is submit to a quick facial, retinal, or fingerprint scan and...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing In 1997, 685 children in Japan suffered seizures from watching a Pokmon episode
On December 16th of 1997, 685 children across Japan were rushed to the hospital due to "Pokmon Shock." The 38th episode of the Pokmon anime contained flashing visuals that caused many kids to suffer p...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing This super excited dog manages a parkour move in front of delighted party-goers
A goldendoodle named Sparky Peanutbutter caught the zoomies during a backyard party in New Jersey, leading to quite a performance. He sped around from one end of the yard to the other, springing off f...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing DB Cooper mystery: new dig for evidence underway on Washington river bank
In 1971, "DB Cooper" hijacked a plane from Portland, Oregon and eventually parachuted into the Pacific Northwest wilderness with $200,000 strapped to his body. He was never seen again. The DB Cooper t...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this housecat scare off an aggressive cobra
It looks like this cobra was planning to crawl into a box when it was surprised to see a cat in it. The cat defended its turf admirably, batting the cobra with lightning-fast paw swipes. After a few s...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch digger bees build sandcastles on California beaches
In this fascinating video below, learn about the biology of beach bees! Bumble bee mimicking Digger Bees (Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana) are beach bums, hanging out on the sands of Northern Califo...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Excellent 1968 bubblegum pop by The Osmonds: "Groove With What You Got"
Please excuse me for liking 1960s bubblegum pop, but I'd like to share this 1968 Osmonds song with other people who share my questionable musical taste. It's called "Groove With What You Got" and appe...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing New York governor Andrew Cuomo resigns
Andrew Cuomo, accused of sexual misconduct in a blistering report published by his own Attorney General, today resigned as governor of New York. In a speech broadcast at midday, Cuomo said he was ofte...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing A truck barrels through an insurance building, caught on video
A 51-year-old gentleman crashed his Chevy Silverado through a Michigan Farmers Insurance agency yesterday, causing extensive damage not only to Farmers, but to the Chinese restaurant next door. Fortun...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Play "Space Invaders" against the UFOs from the leaked US military videos
"Earth is under attack.And the threat is very blurry."Steven Jass and Peter Henningsen reprogrammed Space Invaders so your goal is to defend Earth against the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena seen in the...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing A500 Mini: Commodore's 16-bit legend gets the classic console treatment
The West Chester trademark horcrux has been sufficiently reassembled (or avoided1) to permit the A500 Mini, which joins the ranks of 8- and 16-bit era systems to get the classic console treatment. It'...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-masker begs airport passengers to join his revolution, laughter ensues
COVID, unlike this gentleman, is no joke. COVID-denier in Georgia has a public meltdown pic.twitter.com/JbKxiL3IfX— Marjorie Gaylor Queen (@Tim_Tweeted) August 9, 2021Demanding people remove the...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Utah Governor Spencer Cox tweets a response to letter insisting he change his "foul, dirty and obscene" last name
Someone mailed a letter to Utah Governor Spencer Cox demanding that he change his "foul, dirty, and obscene" surname. Us decent people here in Utah will not stand for it. The honorable Republican part...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Bear wanders into Los Angeles supermarket
A bear entered Ralph's supermarket in the Los Angeles suburb of Porter Ranch, and was allegedly recorded by actress Tisha Campbell who claims to have been shopping there at the time. View this...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Overpowered vintage automobile meets a wall
This looked like an absolutely beautiful car.The discussions in the Reddit comments on what 'went wrong' are great in the schools of mechanical analysis, physics, and metacognition. ...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing My favorite little-known Mac apps
[The following is from my newsletter, The Magnet. You can subscribe here.]Last year I started using a Windows PC after being a long-time Mac user. Originally, I planned to stop using my Mac, but a fon...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the original unaired pilot for The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)
"Who are these people?" asks the narrator. "Where are they from?" Meet "The Hillbillies of Beverly Hills" in this unaired pilot for the classic sitcom that aired from 1962 to 1971! From A Room In The ...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Madison Cawthorn pleases fans with false comparison between Ted Cruz and Obama
Let's hope pathological liar, insurrectionist, and alleged sex pest Madison "Fun Rides" Cawthorn (R-NC) isn't so stupid that he thinks private citizen Barack Obama having a party with vaccinated frien...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing One sushi and sashimi cookbook to rule them all
Jeffrey Elliot and Robby Cook's The Complete Guide to Sushi and Sashimi is a fantastic, step-by-step guide to making, you guessed it, sushi and sashimi.After amassing so many books it should have been...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Woman assaulted outside grocery store over Abolish ICE bumper sticker: "It's America, b*tch!"
In this video, recorded outside a grocery store in Oregon, a man is filmed yelling at another shopper, apparently because of an "Abolish ICE" sticker on her car that displeased him. As the frightened ...
02:34 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing That time the Gilligan's Island castaways battled Batman on the Family Feud
On May 12, 1983, an epic battle was waged between the casts of Gilligan's Island and Batman.They faced off on the Family Feud.Lee Merriweather, Yvonne Craig, and Vincent Price joined Adam West and Bu...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a woman prank her dogs by using words they love on a fake phone call
A TikToker pranks her two German shepherds by using pup-friendly words while on a fake phone call last week's TikTok trend and their synchronized head tilts are both hilarious and show just how smar...
02:11 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene banned from Twitter for one week
Smirking conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was given a weeklong suspension this morning by Twitter after posting another round of Covid misinformation and anti-vaxx conspiracy theorie...
01:57 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Graphical wonders on show at Siggraph 2021
This year's Siggraph conference exhibition is virtual, running August 10-13, with many wonders to look forward to. Above, an official conference overview. See also Theodore Kim's presentation on antir...
01:10 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Prince Andrew sued in federal court over alleged sexual abuse
Virginia Giuffre, a survivor of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking ring, is suing Britain's Prince Andrew over his alleged role in her abuse. She was made to perform sex acts for Andrew at ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Create fractal-style art unlike anything you've made before for $40 with Amberlight 2
Digital art can lead to some amazing creations. And with the powers of the computer, you don't even really have to be an artist to create some pretty fantastic pieces. Of course, if you do have some a...
12:16 pm GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Six lateral thinking puzzles
Here are six new lateral thinking puzzles to test your wits and stump your friends — play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions.Show notesPleas...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, August 10, 2021
BoingBoing Become a digital photo master with this Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop training
There are some eternal questions that have kept mankind engaged in philosophical rumination for millennia. Questions like, why are we here? What is consciousness? Is there free will or are all of our ...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Protect your PC from all those nasty viruses, malware, and more for $30 with Intego
If you're going to trust a program to serve as your critical antivirus shield against all the evils out there on the web (and you definitely need to trust somebody), it never hurts to bet on experienc...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Anti-vaxxers storm what they think is the BBC but show up at the wrong place
An emotional mob of anti-vaxxers in London tries to storm the BBC to protest Covid vaccine passports but are at the wrong location. The BBC hasn't been in the building since 2013. The confused bunch ...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing This cheap vacuum cleaner sucks (in a good way)
TheBissell Zing Canister(model 2156A) was inexpensive and it exceeded my expectations. It is bagless, quieter than any other vacuum cleaner I've owned, and has powerful suction. It's great for hardwoo...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Knucklehead at Dodger Stadium gets tackled into the stands by ball girl
Unwanted on-field intruders never seem to remember that in just about every instance the rogue runner gets destroyed before their dash is over. Maybe that's exactly what defines them as thick-headed. ...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Markie Post, 'Night Court' actress dies at the age of 70
Markie Post was in everything in the 1980's, from Hart to Hart to the Incredible Hulk to Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Eventually she became known for being a regular fixture on The Fall Guy for th...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Long COVID proves extremely challenging for children and teens
Exposing young folks to COVID could really end up screwing them long-term. Aside from, what we hope to be, shorter-term symptoms of brain fog or other cognitive deficiencies lost confidence, and fall...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing See this freaky fish with human teeth
Nathan Martin caught this freaky fish with human teeth off Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, Sheepshead fish like this one "ha...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Two men killed by train while mourning brother who had been killed by train in same spot
A light rail train hit and killed Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and Jose Chilambalam Tiquiram Us, 20, in Charlotte, North Carolina last week. The two men were walking along the tracks while conducting a memo...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing It's hard to tell the difference between a real $100,000 Patek Philippe and a $1,000 fake
Watchfinder & Co. got its hands on a fake Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 and compared it with a genuine one costing 100 times as much. It's difficult to tell the difference! As the narrator points o...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Sexual harassment charity chief resigns after report says she helped with letter attacking alleged Cuomo victim
Roberta Kaplan is the chairperson of Time's Up, the Me Too-era charity that raises money to support victims of sexual harassment. But Roberta Kaplan is also closely tied to New York Governer Andrew Cu...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing The alternate opening to 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension'
Years ago, on a special edition DVD, I first saw this awesome alternate opening to The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. This 'documentary' released by the Banzai Institute helpe...
04:51 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing A scientist explains why it's so hard for scientists to investigate UFOs
Beyond all the diehard UFO believers, conspiracy kooks, and capital "S" skeptics, there is an invisible college of scientists who do see the value in looking at the UFO phenomenon through a scientific...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this amazing mashup of Van Halen's "Jump" and Hank Williams "Your Cheatin' Heart"
Van Halen goes country! Found on Laughing Squid, this seamless hybrid of Van Halen's "Jump" with Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" is absolutely perfect. In fact, it becomes a song of its very own,...
04:29 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Philly cops' grift exposed: they tow legally parked cars to illegal parking spots then sell them at auction
Sounds like the cops have quite a nice organized crime operation going in Philadephia. They are towing cars from legally parked spots and placing them in spots where it's not legal to park them. Then ...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch smart dolphins build a jail from mud to trap fish for dinner
When some bottlenose dolphins are hunting their dinner, they use their tails to stir up the mud on the seafloor to construct a circular jail to trap their prey. See them do it in the video below. Scie...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing It's official: Donald Trump "still leads the party" according to the RNC
If you think Trump is losing steam, well, he's not if you believe the RNC's Ronna McDaniel. Even though Donald Trump was only a one-term president, losing to Biden by 7 million nationwide votes and 74...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this 1985 trailer for fabulous upcoming movies on Night Flight
Night Flight was a multi-hour block of television programming on USA Network that ran on weekends into the early hours of the morning. I was in college when it was in its heyday, and my friends and I ...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Interview with Animal House's "Otter" (Tim Matheson), 43 years after the iconic film's release
When National Lampoon's Animal House was released in 1978, my big brother convinced our parents to take us to to see it. My brotherknowing what to expectinsisted that we sit across the theater from o...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing "Tortured" phrases used to fool plagiarism detectors now infest scientific papers
Are you a researcher working in Counterfeit Consciousness? It's the hottest area in computer science! Perhaps Manufactured Acumen, as they call it. Or Synthetic Perspicacity? Whatever it is, don't cal...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing I can't recommend you watch 'The Suicide Squad'
I was pet sitting this weekend and looking for something to do. There has been so much hype around The Suicide Squad that I figured it was a good way to burn a couple of hours. Everything you want to ...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: a typhoon in Japan washes Yayoi Kusama's iconic "Yellow Pumpkin" out to sea
It's certainly sad that artist Yayoi Kusama's "Yellow Pumpkin" sculpture was washed to sea during a typhoon on Naoshima island in Japan yesterday. But the Instagram video showing the pumping rolling i...
02:53 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the Lockpicking Lawyer brute force a combination lock with a robot
I find watching the Lockpicking Lawyer pretty soothing and fun. You know what is going to happen, you are probably going to hear about a tool he made with Bosnian Bill, and then the lock comes open.Th...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Relic of the 80s: The Call's 'Let the Day Begin'
I do not know how many years it has been since I've heard The Call.I remembered every beat of this song, however....
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Cops arrested after compliant black suspect choked and pistol-whipped
Officers John Haubert and Francine Martinez of Aurora, Colo., were charged respectively with felony assault and misdemeanors related to her alleged complicity after their bodycams filmed Haubert beati...
02:21 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing "I never said we should kill him" can mean seven different things
The importance of proper italicized word placement. pic.twitter.com/fQT5AuYn5W— C.S. Ratliff (@cs_ratliff) August 5, 2021Author C.S. Ratliff shows how the sentence "I never said we should kill h...
01:56 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Judge: Florida can't force cruise line to take unvaccinated passengers
A judge ruled that Florida can't ban the 'vaccine passport' program set up by a cruise line to keep the infected off its ships. Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams ruled that th...
01:19 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Get power on the go with this OtterBox Standard Power Bank for under $30
With all the devices we're carting around these days, a reliable, durable, fast power bank is practically essential to keep them running. Considering their place as one of the premier names in smartph...
12:42 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Guide to the rocks and minerals of Minecraft
Jolyon Ralph created a guide to the rocks and minerals of Minecraft: "Have you ever wondered how similar the Minecraft resources are to rocks and minerals in the real world? Let's find out!" "Wait," I...
12:31 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing UN climate report says we've run out of time
A United Nations climate report warns that the heatwaves, droughts and flooding seen worldwide will only become more extreme and that action is required immediately to prevent climate catastrophy. It ...
12:11 pm GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Top Cuomo aide resigns after victim speaks out
Over the weekend, one of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's alleged victims spoke to CBS News, describing an escalating pattern of manhandling, forced kisses and ultimately sexual assault. Cuomo's top a...
11:54 am GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Norman's Sky, tiny low-res No Man's Sky pastiche, gets an update
No Many's Sky was an eagerly-awaited, initially-disappointing and ultimately astounding space exploration game. Norman's Sky was an ultra low-res pastiche released by nothke before its original launch...
11:39 am GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Visitors to the Titanic Museum were attacked by iceberg replicas
Three people were injured at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee last Monday after a chunk of an iceberg replica fall on them. The 15-by-28-foot ice wall consisted of real ice, grown and reg...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, August 9, 2021
BoingBoing Spend $30 for the over 1,000 courses in this StackSkills Unlimited training and get a $30 rebate
"Never stop learning because life never stops teaching." We can throw quotes at you until we're all blue in the face, but we only do it because they're true. Henry Ford said learning keeps you young, ...
09:08 pm GMT - Sun, August 8, 2021
BoingBoing How can civilian spacecraft be so heavily armed in most sci-fi settings?
I love when Spacedock poses questions about science fiction universes that most of us have never bothered to ask (like Why does every ship in sci-fi have its guns on backwards?). In this video, they a...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, August 8, 2021
BoingBoing Blockchain could change the world. This $20 course package could show you how.
If you never hear word of Bitcoin ever again, it'll be too soon. But here's the thing. While the merits of cryptocurrency, as well as its long-term prognosis, may vary, you won't find many tech expert...
05:49 pm GMT - Sun, August 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this horror video that a teenage Kurt Cobain made in 1984
Check out this experimental video that Kurt Cobain and his friends made when they were teenagers. The video is 7 minutes and 28 seconds long. The college of footage combines music by (the) Melvins, ho...
05:37 pm GMT - Sun, August 8, 2021
BoingBoing This 7-minute 1965 film features some incredible banjo playing, singing, and clog dancing
I'm totally blown away by the talent in The First Time Amateur Clog Dancing Film – 1965. These performers had me fully captivated throughout the entire film – I'd do anything to go back in...
05:31 pm GMT - Sun, August 8, 2021
BoingBoing You can relive the 1990s by playing with Kid Pix in your browser
Among my earliest memories of using a computer are when I played with "Kid Pix" (a digital art program for kids) in my elementary school library. Craig Hickman created Kid Pix for Macs in 1989. This c...
05:16 pm GMT - Sun, August 8, 2021
BoingBoing Who was Peace Pilgrim? Watch her final interview from 1981
Spiritual teacher and pacifist Peace Pilgrim was born with the name Mildred Lisette Norman in 1908. She dedicated her life to spreading a simple message: peace on Earth.She became the first woman to w...
04:56 pm GMT - Sun, August 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this interview about the art of the anarchist punk band, Crass
In the 1970s, the United Kingdom was going through a period of political and social turmoil. This period of unrest gave birth to the agitprop art of the punk-anarchist collective Crass.The Art Of Punk...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 8, 2021
BoingBoing Keep the beat with the Soundbrenner Pulse starter pack to make any musician's day
For every Terminator movie documenting every step in how technology is destroying our world and the human race, there's a real-life piece of tech making someone's life better in a little, yet demonstr...
11:17 am GMT - Sun, August 8, 2021
BoingBoing New crypto currency JRR Token wants to be the "one coin to rule them all"
Move over, Dogecoin there's a new pop culture gimmick crypto in town: the Middle Earth-inspired JRR Token. Why a Tolkien cryptocurrency? How much is it worth? "Saruman was trying to unify Middle Eart...
02:45 am GMT - Sun, August 8, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to music or your games in style with nearly 50% off these Bluetooth headphones
Whether you want to sit back and immerse yourself in music or lean in and fully engage with a video game world, one place you don't want to cut corners is with your headphones. Even in a realm where c...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing Launch your career in computer science with this 11-course certification package
Right now, there are an estimated 1.4 million computer-related job openings in the U.S, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But even if the nation filled those positions with all the holders of...
07:03 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing Mark Hamill mocks Trump and his "OFFICAL" merch
Trump's Save America PAC this week sent out emails to the boobs who still follow him, asking them to pick their favorite between these four awful membership card designs. The top right one misspells "...
03:29 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing Female monkey makes history as first ever Ladyboss of a troop of 700 macaques
The Guardian reports that Yakei, a female macaque who lives on the nature reserve on the island of Kyushu, kicked a bunch of ass and established herself as the new official "alpha" of her troop.Yakei'...
03:29 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing Visiting the Obamas while they're in town
To see the Presidential portraits of Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama I thought I would have to go to Washington D.C. Not that I had contemplated traveling there just to see these historic p...
03:25 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing Psychotropic is a podcast about compelling, first-hand experiences about drugs
If you're interested in hearing compelling, first-hand experiences about drugs, check out the podcast Psychotropic: Where Life and Drugs Intersect. On each episode of Psychotropic, someone is intervie...
03:14 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this short documentary about the influential, experimental Black Mountain College
Black Mountain College: A Thumbnail Sketch is a 13-minute documentary about a legendary, experimental college founded by John Andrew Rice along with a few others in 1933. The college was located in th...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing Play virtually any instrument you want with this $30 synth and sound software
Crafting your own music used to mean picking up an instrument, learning some chords, and noodling away until you stumbled across some element of your playing that you liked. Soon, you might have an el...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this video of The Cramps' legendary 1978 performance at the Napa State Psychiatric Hospital
I love that during this free concert for the patients at the Napa State Psychiatric Hospital, people were having a great time jumping up on stage to sing and dance with The Cramps. Early in the perfor...
01:41 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing How to get a Dpraz mouse working on a modern computer
Andr Guignard's Dpraz mouse was Logitech's breakthrough hit, a three-buttoned hemispherical ergonomic pain dome. But the forty-year-old clicker has its aficionados, and John Floren has published detai...
01:08 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing Fire in car burns for a minute without any of the seven nearby mechanics noticing
Presumably sparked by the person welding the vehicle's undercarriage, the roaring blaze inside it is spotted only when an eighth worker enters the garage. But it's not because of any failure on their ...
12:53 pm GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing 30ft remote control airplane has 50 engines
To the tradition of "would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?" add "would you rather fly a plane with one horse-sized engine or 50 duckling-sized engines?"...
11:00 am GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing This platform helps companies tackle the new remote worker HR landscape
While it's hard to ever say a global pandemic has a silver lining, the upside of 2020 for millions of trapped-at-home employees was discovering the real benefits of working remotely.According to resea...
03:31 am GMT - Sat, August 7, 2021
BoingBoing Lock in a year of unlimited talk and texting from Boost Mobile for under $100
A look at your credit card and bank statements each month is enough to induce a headache every time. We all know we pay through the nose every 30 days for all sorts of recurring services, but when the...
11:33 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Cue maniacal laugh: "Gorillaz covers 'Watermelon Sugar'"
I can't get enough of these clever covers by Max Frost. Last round, he imagined "Pink Floyd" covering a Billie Eilish hit. Now he's got the Gorillaz covering Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" in the st...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Get cheat codes for over 6,000 PC games with a premium Cheat Happens subscription at 50% off
Back in 1986, video game developer Kazuhisa Hashimoto knew how frustrated players were playing his difficult new game Gradius. Hoping players could just enjoy the game and stop worrying so much about ...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Dave Grohl crashes God-fearing protestors with a spectacular surprise
The dismal Westboro Baptist Church folk in Bonner Springs, Kansas protested the Foo Fighters yesterday, who were set to play later that night. But as the church-goers staggered around a field holding ...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Secure your home with over $750 in prime ADT home security equipment for just $30
You probably didn't think about it as a kid, but once you become an adult, it eventually becomes a question that keeps you up at night. "How do I make sure everything I've worked for stays mine?"Many ...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing John Edgar Park hams it up (again) in ADABOX unboxing video
If you've never seen an ADABOX from our friends at Adafruit Industries, they are beautifully-curated, themed electronics project kits (centered around a microcontroller or other piece of Adafruit hard...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing The brilliance behind Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years"
In the spring of 1973, I was 15 years old. Musically, I was starting to venture beyond mainstream rock, pop, and soul. But not much beyond middle of the road music made its way to the sleepy tobacco t...
04:57 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing CNN fired 3 employees who went into the office unvaccinated
CNN fired three employees who disregarded the company's Covid vaccine honor system and entered the office building unvaccinated. (Clearly, relying on the honor system in an era of confused science-den...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists bio-engineered a Daddy Long Legs to have short legs instead
From CNet:Researchers led by Guilherme Gainett from the University of Wisconsin-Madison first sequenced the genome of Phalangium opilio (technically not a spider but a close relative), thoug...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Porch pirates' penchant for unicorns led to their arrest
As police investigated a rash of package thefts and stolen cars in Boulder County, Colorado, they found clues in the form of unicorn figurines, books, and drawings left at crime scenes. According to p...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Taped-to-seat passenger Max Berry complains on Twitter that he was "dehumanized," but look at his other tweets
Maxwell Berry, the Frontier Airlines passenger who allegedly groped and punched members of a flight crew, resulting in him being duct-taped to his seat to prevent him from attacking again, changed his...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Look at this 28,000-year-old cave lion cub that was perfectly preserved in ice
This cave lion cub died 28,000 years ago. Nicknamed Sparta, the animal was preserved in permafrost and, according to scientists, "is probably the best preserved Ice Age animal ever found, and is more ...
04:03 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Comedian pranks the world by pretending to be flight attendant who taped violent bro to seat
As I watched this video of Frontier Airlines flight attendant Alfredo Rivera animatedly describe how he tied up belligerent passenger Maxwell Berry with duct tape, I kept thinking to myself "please le...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing How Olympic divers make such minimal splashes and why they use such tiny towels
One big question for Olympic divers is not how they manage such incredible feats of airborne acrobatics but rather how they make such minimal splashes when they hit the water. In the video below, Team...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Check out the opening sequence of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, a new anime series
Set in 2032, Blade Runner: Black Lotus is an anime TV series premiering this fall (November?) on Adult Swim (English) and Crunchroll (Japanese). But today they are teasing us with the show's opening s...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Big Liar Mike Lindell gets angry when a reporter tells him he has "evidence of nothing"
Mike Lindell, the founder of MyPillow and a conspiracy fabulist, claims that China hacked voting machines in every state to make it seem as though Donald Trump lost the election.CNN consulted with a d...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Stranger Things 4: Watch the new trailer!
It's been a minute, but Stranger Things will return in 2022 with its fourth season. Below is the new teaser trailer. Here's what David Harbour (Chief Jim Hopper) said about the Stranger Things 4 last ...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Spectacular slow motion video of moths in flight
From the Ant Lab, absolutely breathtaking video below of seven moths collected in Cornish, New Hampshire. No moths were injured in the recording of these clips, captured at 6,000 frames per second. In...
02:43 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing In wild talk, Marjorie Taylor Greene claims Fauci paid China to create Covid, suggests audience should use guns to defend against vaccine workers
A cheering Alabama audience witnessed Qanon rep Marjorie Taylor Greene's growing disconnect from reality in a speech that claimed Anthony Fauci hired China to build Covid-19. Let me tell you something...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing United the first major US airline to mandate Covid vaccination for its employees
United today joined Google, Disney, Facebook and Walmart among those companies requiring employees to receive Covid vaccination. It's the first airline to do so, reports CNN, and the mandate applies t...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing When shopping, always demand one from the back
Shoppers who don't go through milk quickly know to grab a bottle from the back of the fridge at the store. In a bodega or corner shop it might be a week fresher. Vacuum-sealed cigars, though? I assume...
01:35 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes had a baby, raising questions about her fraud trial beginning this month
Congratulation to Elizabeth Holmes! The founder of Theranos, the scandal-plagued blood-testing start-up that had briefly made her a billionaire before the company spectacularly crashed and burned, had...
01:32 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Scammers promise to get anyone banned from Instagram for $60or restored for thousands
Instagram will ban accounts on demand, reports Vice, so long as you are willing to lie. Scammers charge $60 for the "censorship" service, which depends on the company's hair-trigger reaction to claims...
01:04 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Denver's disease-spreading cops refuse mandatory Covid vaccinations for city workers
As the Delta variant of Covid surges in Colorado, the city of Denver instituted mandatory vaccinations for city workers to prevent the spread of the disease. Denver's police union says that police wil...
12:14 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Why is the English language so weird and inconsistent? Blame the printing press.
When I started learning the Irish language, I was quickly blown away by how simple and logical it was. Which sounds weird, because you frequently encounter words like "chomharthaochta" and "admhlacha...
12:14 pm GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the first two hours of MTV for its 40th
MTV turns 40 this week! Remember back when it was cool? Well, here's the first two hours of broadcast (minus a couple of copyright takedowns) to jog your memory. It begins with, of course, "Video Kill...
11:28 am GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Charge your devices up to 2.5x faster with this Anker PowerPort III Wall Charger, now 50% off
Charging your devices should be simple. You plug your device in, it drinks up enough power to replenish its battery, then you move on. Unfortunately, there are occasionally some hiccups in the process...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Save it all to the cloud with a pCloud Premium Plus Cloud Storage space for under $30
We already know that most business data is now kept in the cloud, as much as 85 percent by some current estimates.But while the advantages of a cloud-based business are obvious, many home users are al...
02:14 am GMT - Fri, August 6, 2021
BoingBoing Apple to scan iPhones for sexually explicit material involving children
Apple will scan iPhones for known sexually explicit images of children and for messages to children that contain sexually explicit language. The move pleases child protection groups, but the privacy r...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Join the webinar age with the video ease of LiveWebinar Pro for under $100
How do you reach dozens, hundreds, or even thousands without leaving your home or office? Well, there are always avenues like advertising. Of course, 30 seconds of television time isn't cheap, let alo...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing We have underestimated the giraffes
Giraffes have been misunderstood, reports Katie Hunt, and have social lives as deep as elephants. Far from the aloof and preening creatures of past understanding, they have cooperative social systems,...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists create method to mail freeze-dried sperm on postcards
Scientists in Japan developed a method to freeze dry mouse sperm on sheets of specially-prepared paper. The sheets are stored in a "sperm book" and the samples could then be removed and attached to a ...
06:22 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Save (but don't you dare "improve") Denver's weird and wonderful restaurant, Casa Bonita
Taking a trip to the weird and wonderful restaurant Casa Bonita is one of my favorite things to do in Colorado. The restaurant has an interesting mix of attractions inside such as cave divers that jum...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Trump "will be back before 2021" one MAGA fan insists
Good news for MAGA folk! The ex-president will be back before 2021! At least that's what one fellow Trump fan insists. The news bulletin (video below) was announced when prankster Jason Selvig (of the...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Nitrous Oxide user gives an interview
I have always wondered why the fine vendors selling balloons of nitrous outside of a Dead Show or other 'festival' never seem to have problems with the man. This scantily clad gent shows us how to fla...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Upgrade your kitchen with 15 percent off these gadgets and appliances
If you've been wanting to upgrade your kitchen with new gadgets, storage solutions, and cooking utensils, now's the time. That's because all of these items are marked down for a limited time for ...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Psychopaths make up 4.5% of the adult population, according to a new meta-analysis
A meta-analysis conducted by researchers at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain estimates the "prevalence rate of psychopathy in the general adult population at 4.5%." The rate is higher in mal...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Gov. Ron DeSantis spins his resistance to common sense as Florida is devastated by COVID-19
With slogans like 'Don't Fauci my Florida' powering Ron DeSantis re-election campaign, Floridians are being hospitalized by the delta variant in record numbers. Some local governments and school distr...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Billie Eilish's enchanting performance of the 1935 standard "I'm in the Mood for Love"
In the video below, watch Billie Eilish and Finneas's stunningly beautiful performance of the 1935 pop standard "I'm in the Mood for Love" for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. The song has been recorded by ...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Covid Delta Plus could be even more infectious than Delta
Little is known about the recently discovered Covid-19 Delta Plus variant, but the mutation "could make [Delta Plus] even more infectious than Deltaand Delta is alreadyhighly adept at infecting people...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing This puppy in a pink flamingo pool float is having a good time
This beautiful puppy is learning to chill at a very early age....
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing A magnificent bobcat stares down a couple through their window
A playful mama bobcat romps around with her cub on the roof of a Phoenix, Arizona couple's home as they record her. But once she notices she's being watched, she turns the tables and, walking towards ...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Yoda using normal speech patterns is mildly confusing
Yoda's speech pattern has been much analyzed, but YouTube channel Chewie's Meme Town offers the Grandmaster's speech in a more normal form. It kinda freaks me out.The Atlantic did a deep dive on Yoda'...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing SpaceX is hiring a spaceport bartender
SpaceX is seeking a "spaceport mixologist" to tend bar at its Brownsville, Texas launch site. From the job description:We are looking for a passionate, experienced bartender looking to join our culina...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing This UFO hovering over Glacier Bay in Alaska is being dismissed as an optical illusion
Staff at Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve posted this remarkable video of a UFO, disguised as an island, hovering over the water. Of course, they'd have us believe that this is an aston...
03:53 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Trump wants people to carry authorized Trump cards
Donald Trump emailed his supporters yesterday asking them to give what little money they still have to buy plastic cards with his name on them."The card you select will be carried by Patriots all arou...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing A man puts huge skeleton in his front yard with a message for the unvaxxed: "See you soon, idiots!"
It looks like Halloween in front of one house in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Looming over the sidewalk on the front lawn stands a gigantic skeleton with a sign around its neck that reads, "Not v...
03:36 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" with its very different original lyrics
In 1983, Rod Temperton wrote the song "Starlight" for Michael Jackson forthcoming album. Producer Quincy Jones determined that the song would be a great title track but "Starlight" didn't cut it as an...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Mike Pompeo has "no recollection" of receiving a $5,800 bottle of Japanese whiskey as a gift
While Mike Pompeo was serving as Secretary of State, the government of Japan presented him with a bottle of expensive whiskey.The State Department is investigating what happened to it. Pompeo's lawyer...
03:24 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing A cheap room fan handily defeats a $650 Dyson
A Youtuber compares a very, very expensive Dyson fan against a very cheap one. If you want to move air, and not spend money, the cheap fan is a winner.I have a house full of Vornado fans, I prefer the...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing People wondering why Larry Page was let into New Zealand are forgetting that billionaires can do anything they want
New Zealand granted entry to billionaire co-founder of Google Larry Page, despite the border being closed, and New Zealand's opposition ACT Party is seeing it as an opportunity to criticize the prime ...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Cargo chip that blocked Suez Canal finally arrives at destination, months late
The Ever Given has finally arrived at Felixstowe, England, ending a much-extended journey that involved a week wedged in the Suez Canal, causing billions of dollars of pain to international shipping, ...
01:32 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Trump cronies who filed lawsuits falsely claiming election fraud must pay their targets' legal fees
The Associated Press reports that a federal magistrate has ordered lawyers who posed "baseless conspiracy theories" about the 2020 election to pay their targets' legal fees."The lawsuit put into or re...
01:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing CVS will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour
CVS upping its base pay to $15 an hour is a milestone because it employs 300,000 people and puts pressure on other small-store retailers (such as Walgreens-Boots) to follow suit. A scan of the top 10 ...
01:04 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Cop awaiting trial on rape charge arrested again and charged with another
Nathan Nash, 38, was fired from his job as a police officer in Spokane, Washington, after being charged with sexual assault in 2019. He was arrested Wednesday in connection with another alleged rape.B...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Take an extra 15 percent off on these wireless charging stations for your mobile devices
A wireless charger can make just about anyone's life so much easier. Whether you're looking for a wireless charger for your watch or a dock that can tackle a few of your gadgets at once, there ar...
12:39 pm GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Redwood trees in the UK
Sequoioideae, giant redwoods, are native to the western U.S. But many have been planted in the U.K. over the years, and some are thriving! Redwood World maintains a database of the few but increasingl...
11:56 am GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Chicken Nuggets Sales Are Up 20% This Year, with fun shapes selling better than ever
"We Live In a Golden Age of Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets" touts a recent headline in the Wall Street Journal. The article cites new research from NielsenIQ that shows frozen chicken nugget sales up nearly...
11:56 am GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Horses spooked by sumo wrestler statue at equestrian Olympic event
Many of the horses in the equestrian jumping course at the Olympics in Tokyo make a sharp turn going into the 10th obstacle and stop short of jumping. The popular theory is that the horses get scared ...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing 15 items that are guaranteed to satisfy the neediest dog or cat
You can buy gifts for your bae. You can buy gifts for your mom and dad. You can even buy gifts for your kids. But there's something different you feel when you buy something fun and new for your pet.&...
03:38 am GMT - Thu, August 5, 2021
BoingBoing Gear up for gaming glory with 10 controllers, chargers, and more, all at an extra 15% off
If you're a gamer, there's little that gets you more excited than new gear. Stepping up to a new controller or a new headset can literally change the entire experience of playing every game on your sh...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Woman thought she had COVID-19 but it was really typhus caught from a dead rat
In Monrovia, California, Margaret Holzmann was recently suffering from a fever, headache, and fatigue, so she smartly got a COVID-19 test. The test was negative but she was still feeling ill weeks lat...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Protect your kids with the Gryphon Guardian Wi-Fi network, now under $85
Your home Wi-Fi router is your conduit to the outside world. It's your portal to the internet, your connection to streaming content, and more and more often lately, your best means of seeing faraway f...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Meet Jackie, the baboon war hero who became a corporal
In 1913, Albert Marr found an orphaned baboon on his family form near Pretoria, South Africa. Marr named his new friend "Jackie" and the two became inseparable. When Marr joined the 3rd South African ...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing "If you wanna see the inside of it I'll show to you." Worker interviewed about office robot (1979)
In 1979 this young woman was interviewed at work about her thoughts on an office robot named Egor that delivered mail around the building throughout the day. When the woman was asked "How do you feel ...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman's attempt to pull off a slip-and-fall scam foiled by security camera
This fellow intentionally spilled water on a restaurant floor as part of a clever plan to con a restaurant into giving him a slip and fall settlement. But his scam was caught on camera, and instead of...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing A therapy dog cuddles an emotional California firefighter in heartwarming video
Kerith is the golden retriever therapy dog seen in the video below comforting an exhausted firefighter on break from battling Northern California's Dixie fire the largest in the state. The fire has s...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing A man spent almost three years in a mental hospital in Hawaii before officials discovered they were holding the wrong man
In 2017 Joshua Spriestersbach fell asleep on a sidewalk while waiting for a meal outside a Honolulu homeless shelter. A cop found him and thought he was Thomas Castleberry, wanted on a 2006 drug. Spri...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki zings Doocy and Trump in one fell swoop
Press Secretary Jen Psaki managed to both laugh at Fox "News" reporter Peter Doocy and crush Donald Trump and his unethical pressuring of the Justice Department with just one line and a straight face....
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Fantastic footage of Russian space station module falling to Earth
After 20 years of use, the Russian space station docking module Pirs fell to Earth on July 26 in a fantastic fiery show captured on video by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet who had a terrific view fr...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Utah sheriff: Please stop hanging hammocks from high-voltage towers
In Weber County, Utah, sheriffs are warning people to stop climbing high-voltage power towers and chilling out in hammocks hung from the structure. The view may be shockingly good but it's apparently ...
03:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: TV reporter doesn't realize a truck is sinking into the lake behind him
Jakob Emerson, a TV reporter for Springfield, Illinois' WICS ABC 20, was doing a live standup at a Lake Springfield dock but didn't immediately realize that a pick-up truck was sinking just behind him...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Oregonians broken-hearted at the news of Henry Weinhard's cancellation
Oregon's reputedly once-favorite beer will be discontinued. Oregon Live:Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve, once the pride of Northwest beer drinkers and hailed by many as Oregon's first craft beer, is ...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Group of five men arrested for disorderly conduct and punching cops after refusing to wear masks on flight
Five freedom-loving gentlemen from New Jersey were ordered off Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale to their beloved Garden State because they didn't want to wear masks. Two of the group member...
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this timelapse of an amazing Millenium Falcon sand sculpture
Sculptor Leonardo Ugolini made this incredible timelapse video of his carving a Millenium Falcon out of sand. @sandsculptor Millennium Falcon STAR WARS #starwars#millenniumfalcon#ifcreativeagency#le...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing A M*A*S*H moment to remember
I was alive for 8 months before the M*A*S*H TV show first aired, I probably I spent them watching Felix the Cat.While most often filled with sarcasm and humor, the drama and touching moments of M*A*S*...
02:53 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing The Vagina Museum needs a new home
The Vagina Museum was founded in the UK in 2017 as the "world's first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynae anatomy" (the project was largely inspired as a reaction to th...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing As Covid cases skyrocket in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he now "regrets" banning school mask mandate
In a state that is seeing "alarming outbreaks" of Covid-19 and that recorded 2,343 new cases just yesterday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson now says he "regrets" his decision to ban statewide school mas...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Why 'time' uses the sexagesimal system of counting
Wonder where we got the sexagesimal system? 60 seconds seems awful unwieldy in our world of base 10. It's the Sumerians. Someone on Reddit's ELI5 forum asked:"Why do we hit a limit of 60 for seconds a...
01:56 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Dreaming puppy is darling
Awwwwww.View post on imgur.comTh hiso head reminds me a bit of Red Skull, his tuxedo is awesome....
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing How hard is it to "go mouseless" with your personal computer?
I've been experimenting lately with setting up a keyboard-only computer (a Pi Zero at the terminal and running i3-gaps, specifically) with a mind to making a more productive writering machine. Felipe ...
12:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Devin Nunes, congressman who took Twitter parodies to court, now sues Rachel Maddow
Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is famously thin-skinned: to insult him in even the most light-hearted way is to risk being sued by him. But there is a purpose to his constant stream of legal actio...
12:09 pm GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing How the Segway didn't change the world
At Slate, Dan Kois offers a brief history of Segway, the ingenious but too-hyped and too-dorky electric ride that became a joke upon its release. Twenty years on the current owner of the brand is a Ch...
11:57 am GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Ursula K. Le Guin's blog archives back online
After her death, Ursula K. Le Guin's blog eventually went offline. But it's now back and now stands as a remarkable memoir, embarked upon by the the illustrious author at 81 years old. [ursulakleguin....
11:39 am GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing An unexpected peril of driving in Australia
This dashcam footage shows no accident or crash, but it does offer a reason why such incidents are more likely in Australia. ...
11:34 am GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Hollingsworth Hound in Space!
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 ...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, August 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Yoko Ono's incredible "Cut Piece" performance art from 1964
In Cut Piece (1964), one of Yoko Ono's early performances, she sits alone on a stage with a stoic expression on her face. There is a pair of scissors lying in front of her. The audience was informed t...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Rosario Dawson goofing around as Ahsoka Tano is buckets of fun
This is the look of someone having a wonderful time. Rosario Dawson put on a Togrutan head-tail cap and had a blast, taking a break from filming some other project about Manhattan as a DMZ but without...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing 'Behind the Attraction' on Disney is fantastic
My daughter and I have been watching Disney+ fantastic histories of Disney's most famous rides and features. The show is wonderful.Episodes on the Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, Star Tours, Space Mou...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing 11 percent of the unvaccinated blame Trump for the COVID-19 surge
In an Axios/Ipsos poll regarding who is responsible for this new Covid wave, the expected sides laid the perfunctory blame at the feet of others. Vaccinated people mostly blame the unvaccinated as wel...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Can a Covid-vaccine PSA even work? This one tries, but who's really listening?
In this homespun Covid-vaccine PSA, political commentator Leigh McGowan, aka Politics Girl, holds back her usual disdain of Qnut ignorance by appealing to the idea of working together to beat this "de...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Collapsing model iceberg injures visitors at Titanic museum
Several visitors to the Titanic museum attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee were injured when a model iceberg collapsed yesterday. From the New York Post:"Our iceberg wall collapsed and injured 3 gue...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Shrooms in space: fungi as extraterrestrial building materials, fertilizer, and, yep, to get astronauts high
Mushroom expert Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, is part of a new NASA-funded study on "astromycology," how fungi could be used in space as building mat...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing OXO Good Grips silicone potholder
Thispotholderfrom OXO is a padded fabric envelope with a knobby silicone sheet on one side, Nothing can slip from its grip. I even use it to open stubborn jar lids....
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing The Macarena is 25 years old. It's about a threesome. Hey Macarena?
Twenty-five years ago today, the Bayside Boys remix of Los Ro's "Macarena" (1993), with English lyrics added, hit number one on the Billboard music charts. Wedding DJs never recovered. From Wikipedia:...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing People who contracted Covid may have "substantial" drop in intelligence, according to The Lancet
A new paper published in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet found that "People who had recovered from COVID-19, including those no longer reporting symptoms, exhibited significant cognitive deficits...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing How to decode credit card numbers
This 5-minute video explains the meaning of credit card numbers. They aren't just random, and the final digit is a check digit that makes it possible to determine if a credit card number is invalid wi...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing This person has one of the biggest mouths in the world
Samantha Ramsdell, 31, has one of the largest mouths in the world. With a height when open of 6.52 centimeters, she landed a Guinness Record for the "largest mouth gape (female)." Measured across, her...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing NY attorney general: Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women
A report by New York's Attorney General concludes that Governor Andrew Cuomo is a serial sex harasser who violated state and federal law and retaliated against at least one woman who complained about ...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing The Cleveland Indians new name, the Cleveland Guardians, already belongs to a roller derby team. So does the .com
Last week, the Cleveland Indians baseball team finally changed their name. Problem is, that name has been used for almost a decade by a roller derby team and they even own the domain clevelandguardian...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Olympics camera operator focused on cockroach instead of women's hockey game
With five minutes left in the Olympic women's hockey match between Argentina and Spain, Agrentine TV network TyC cut to a perplexing shot of a different sort of actiona cockroach wandering around the ...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this free climber scale a 36-story London building as if it was a playground structure
A free climber who spent 12 weeks in prison for scaling London's Shard building (the tallest in the UK) last year was at it again Tuesday morning. Protesting climate change, 21-year-old George King-Th...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Unvaccinated people blame "mainstream media" and foreigners for rise in Covid cases
A new Axios-Ipsospoll reveals that people who aren't vaccinated say the rise in Covid cases is the fault of "Foreigners traveling to the U.S." (37%), "Mainstream media" (27%), "Americans traveling int...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing NYC will require proof-of-vaccine to enter restaurants, gyms, and entertainment facilities
A range of indoor activities in New York City will require proof of vaccination. It's part of the city's effort to encourage vaccinations and reduce COVID-19 delta, the predominant strain in the city ...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing People with hacked Facebook accounts are buying Oculus VR headsets to force Facebook to help them
If you have a Facebook account and someone hacks it and locks you out, you need to upload a driver's license or another official form of ID for Facebook to review. But people who have used Facebook's ...
01:41 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Frontier Airlines duct-taped an unruly man to his seat
A belligerent gentleman caused such a scene on a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Miami, flight attendants were forced to duct tape him to his seat.The Ohio passenger, 22-year-old Maxwell...
01:41 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Frontier Airlines duct-taped an unruly man to his seat (caught on video)
A belligerent gentleman caused such a scene on a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Miami, flight attendants were forced to duct tape him to his seat (video below).The Ohio passenger, 22-ye...
01:19 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Florida Republican says vaccination is "the mark of the beast"
Peter Feaman is a top Republican official in Florida and has a blog where he describes vaccination as "the mark of the beast" and compares the effort to vaccinate people against Covid to Nazi brownshi...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Lindsey Graham's Covid infection may have come from Joe Manchin boat "gathering" he insists wasn't a party
South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted yesterday that he has Covid and credited the mildness of his symptoms to having gotten vaccinated. The origin of the infection is likely to be a party...
12:44 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Pitchfork reviews the Peppa Pig album
Peppa's Adventures: The Album is not the four-eyed piglet's first outing, but it is the first to be reviewed by Pitchfork.On My First Album, Peppa made a careful study of Brian Wilson's sunny melodies...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing McDonalds bans unmasked customers "in areas with high or substantial transmission"
All customers and staff must be masked in its restaurants, McDonalds confirmed Tuesday, making it one of the largest employers to restore mask mandates after an explosion in Covid cases caused by the ...
12:03 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Last year's lockdowns reduced carbon emissions. This year's wildfires undid all that.
From a recent story in the MIT Technology Review, focusing on carbon emissions in the West Coast of the United States: Together, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington saw fossil-fuel emissions dec...
12:02 pm GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing US Police failed to act on massive warning of clown threats
Five years ago, there was a massive uptick in clown-related crime alerts. Was it just people generally being scared of clowns? Or had the Joker finally succeeded in his 80-year-long schemes? The answe...
11:44 am GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Google claims it's figured out how to make a time crystal
In a new pre-publication scientific paper posted on July 28, 2021, researchers at Google say they have used quantum computing to demonstrate the "novel dynamical phases" of what's known as a discrete ...
02:41 am GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Passengers stranded and Spirit airlines canceled hundreds of flights
According to travel news website Live and Let's Fly, Spirit Airlines canceled at least 277 flights today, representing 36% of its schedule according toFlightAware data. 159 flights have been delayed, ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Turn any room into a relaxing oasis with this $13 smart LED light strip
Staying home for birthdays, date nights, or just a regular Thursday used to be boring, but by tweaking your surroundings, just a little bit, you'd be surprised at how different your space can feel, ev...
12:20 am GMT - Tue, August 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this orangutan looking cool in a found pair of shades
A visitor at a zoo in Indonesia accidentally dropped her sunglasses inside the orangutan enclosure, but they didn't go to waste. Remarkably, a curious orangutan picked them up and slipped them right o...
09:16 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this insane video of people tunbling down a dangerously steep hill to try to catch a cheese wheel
This five-minute video of Cheese Rolling Day May 31, 1982 features footage of people haphazardly rolling and leaping down a steep hill, in hopes to catch a wheel of Double Gloucester, which is tumblin...
09:16 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this insane video of people tumbling down a dangerously steep hill to try to catch a cheese wheel
This five-minute video of Cheese Rolling Day May 31, 1982 features footage of people haphazardly rolling and leaping down a steep hill, in hopes to catch a wheel of Double Gloucester, which is tumblin...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-masker destroys supermarket with a hatchet
According to u/moskayjoh this gentleman wanted to teach this supermarket a lesson for denying to serve his maskless wife. So he chopped up the checkout area with a hatchet. That'll learn 'em!I wonder ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing This highly-rated power strip is a must-have for your home office
Whether you work from home, are a gamer, or simply own a smart gadget or two, finding enough outlets to plug everything into feels a lot like hunting for the world's hottest toy at Christmas time. In ...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing NOAA scientist spots Sponge Bob and Patrick look-alikes
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a kick-ass government agency. Supplying us with critical weather information, and occasionally humorous tweets. The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer ca...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing A better toilet plunger
Plunging a clogged toilet is hard work, but it's a lot easier when you have a horizontal grip. The Liquid-Plumr plunger has a grip that allows you to push down with a lot more force than a simple pole...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Why did this semi-truck driver decide to drive into flood waters?
The driver of this truck was either desperate or foolhardy when he drove his truck across a flooded road. At the end, it looks like the truck simply gave up and flopped over for a little nap. Click t...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Camera crew films an incredible fight between two bears
Samulin Matkassa reports that these brown bears got to fighting Kuhmo, Finland.The rules seem simple, if bears want to play, you let them play!...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing The Venice Beach boardwalk is pretty much clear of homeless encampments
Apparently, the circus that is Los Angeles' homeless outreach and service programs aligned well enough to cooperate, and maintained their resolve long enough to find housing for most of the folks who ...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Charlie Kirk wins Meidas Touch's "Weirdo of the Week" for smearing champion gymnast Simone Biles
Simone Biles is an American gymnast. She has won 31 Olympic and World Championship medals, making her the most decorated American gymnast of all time.Charlie Kirk is a conservative talk radio host. Th...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A boy sets a butterfly free, only to see it gobbled up by the family dog
A father records his young boy setting his captured butterfly free. It takes a few moments as the kid figures out how to encourage the white butterfly to leave the large plastic jug, but finally it fl...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Contractor says he wasn't paid, so he rented an excavator to tear up apartment he just built
A building contractor in Germany who claimed he hadn't been paid for an apartment building he constructed rented an excavator and tore away at the facade of the building, causing $500,000 in damage. H...
03:22 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing This person is recreating the entire Zelda Breath of the Wild map in Minecraft and it looks amazing
Reddit user u/Dinaeh has been posting updates of their project to recreate the world from Zelda Breath of the Wild in Minecraft. They are almost finished and the plan is to add all the shrines and oth...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing In the 1970s boxes of Alpha-Bits cereal had tiny terrariums as the toy surprise
Of all the toy surprises offered in cereal boxes, the best was the Quisp meteorite ring from the 1960s. One sold at auction in 2014 for over $800. The Alpha-Bits terrariums, which were introduced in t...
01:17 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Get the Apple MagSafe Duo Charger for over 30% off
iPhones, AirPods, Apple Watches, oh my! Okay, that may not be what Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, but if she lived in today's world, she very well may. While all these Apple gadgets have become a p...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Matt Berry's cover of the Rainbow theme tune
I forgot about Matt Berry's Television Themes album and am here to report, three years late, that you may now get it (along with the others he has since released). The selection is a 1970s dinner part...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing Vaughn Bod documentary in the works
Vaughn Bod was one of the coolest underground artists of the 1960s and 1970s, painting a joyous mix of sexuality, psychedelia and appropriated cartoon tropes. It would have been his 80th birthday this...
09:55 am GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing The world's blackest ink
Blink claims to be the world's blackest ink and comes from the same creator as Black 2.0, the ultra-black paint designed to be an alternative to Vantablack after that paint's creator gave it exclusive...
02:15 am GMT - Mon, August 2, 2021
BoingBoing These 10 VPN deals are all an extra 30% off right now
You've heard for years that you need to be using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect all of your activities online. But while it's become a vital layer of web protection, that doesn't mean it n...
08:13 pm GMT - Sun, August 1, 2021
BoingBoing Why buy expensive new Beats earbuds when all of these quality options are on sale for less?
It's a sure bet that whenever Apple unveils a new…well, anything, it's going to capture media and audience attention. Hey, it's Apple. It's what they do. That always in the spotlight approach al...
07:17 pm GMT - Sun, August 1, 2021
BoingBoing Street vendor amazing dough ball toss
Watch this guy cut and flip dough balls into the bubbling oil like a boss. Lokma, a Turkish or Greek deep fried pastry then gets coated in honey or syrup and this gentleman prepares them for cooking i...
07:06 pm GMT - Sun, August 1, 2021
BoingBoing Implosion of tower dorms at Vanderbilt University
The towers Carmichael were demolished this weekend on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The east (1966) and west (1970) towers were the tallest buildings at the university at 14 fl...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 1, 2021
BoingBoing This 1990s computer animation will melt your brain
The Only Taste Is Salt by computer artist and animator Steve Speer is an animated short from the mid 1990s that will melt your brain. Before you click "play," prepare to step into a vortex to another ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 1, 2021
BoingBoing Behind the scenes shenanigans at a 1960s TV studio
This video from 1960 of TV station employees joking around behind the scenes is pretty awesome. These three fellows are having a ball, pretending to do surgery on their friend, and using office suppli...
03:30 pm GMT - Sun, August 1, 2021
BoingBoing This 1970s video gives detailed advice about how to buy and prepare meat
This obscure 2part video from the 1970s gives detailed advice about how to buy and prepare meat. The woman in the video, who appears to have consumed a couple of pre-dinner martinis, teaches viewers a...
03:13 pm GMT - Sun, August 1, 2021
BoingBoing Why did this 1990 QuickTime CD-ROM have a bizarre video of "Spoon Man?"
Apple's QuickTime Version 1.0 CD-ROM (1990) came with this peculiar video called "Spoon Man." The 37-second long clip features actor Mark Petrakis as "Spoon Man." He is dressed in a cloak with many ce...
01:12 pm GMT - Sun, August 1, 2021
BoingBoing Take an extra 15% off all these accessories for Apple AirTags, AirPods, and Apple Watches
When you think Apple, it isn't unusual to instinctively think of those high-grade Apple devices like the iPhone, the iPad, the MacBook, and more. But there's a whole range of those lower-tier Apple pr...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, August 1, 2021
BoingBoing Here's how you get a killer $200 4K Ninja Dragon Alpha Z drone for just $85
In the past few years, the drone market has swelled with many competitors vying for top positions, but if you do the proper legwork, you can find some killer deals out there. Perfect finds can br...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing Check out 10 deals on training to make you an IT expert or top-notch ethical hacker
The trick to shopping for web bargains is always knowing the best time to strike. Case in point: this collection of training bundles. They contain everything needed to be a premier IT guru, and they'v...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this 8mm movie of a circus in Alaska in 1966
I love looking at photos and videos of old-fashioned carnivals. The whimsical imagery from this 1966 8mm home video (titled "A day at the Alaska Circus" on YouYube) fills me with joy. The video featur...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this documentary about a village's sole inhabitant
Wooden People is a 27-minute documentary that tells the story of Mikalaj, the only person living in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, a small village in Europe's largest forest. Belovezhskaya Pushcha was once cr...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these interviews with famous culture-jamming pranksters
Pranks TV! (1988) is a video directed by Leslie Asako Gladsj. The video features 6 interviews which also appear transcribed in the book Pranks! by RE/search publications. The book, which I highly reco...
03:23 pm GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A little caterpillar wagging its tail like a puppy
Crossing a forest road in Panama City, Panama. Unknown bug, scampering like a little puppy and wagging its tail. About 2 inches long. No body or antennae visible anywhere. from awwnvert...
02:22 pm GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing 3D-printed engine fan fails spectacularly
Come for the noisy, doomed 3D-printed engine fan. Stay for the freezer duct-taped shut that one notices in the aftermath. (Fan fans can follow the creator's progress on the SkyersJet YouTube channel. ...
01:45 pm GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing That time Emperor Palpatine took over a Disneyworld dance-off
From 2008 until 2014 Disneyworld ran Snig and Oopla's Hyperspace Hoopla, a staged dance-off between a number of Star Wars characters as the finale of their Star Wars Weekend. Chewbacca would bust move...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing 10 DIY kits full of fun tech that your kids can build themselves, all at an extra 15% off
DIY. It's a magical word. Or, more specifically, three words. Do it yourself means something in the tech arena, so this collection of cool projects to assemble from component pieces not only leaves yo...
12:47 pm GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing There's an official [email protected]&ing terminology for censoring swears like [email protected]&: Grawlix
Artist Mitch Gerads is perhaps best known for his award-winning collaborations with writer Tom King which deconstructed the mental health struggles of less popular DC superheroes such as Adam Strange ...
11:15 am GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing Horror stories of dogs abused, dead or missing while being looked after by Rover sitters
CNN Business reports on the growing number of dogs that have gone missing or died while in the care of sitters provided by Rover, an Uber-like pet-sitting service. They report on six, but suspects the...
10:31 am GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing How dumb Social Media rules punished me for a Lovecraftian parody of Billy Joel
Back in the winter of 2018, a sort-of meme went around pointing out that the cadence of the HP Lovecraft poem "Nemesis" fit perfectly with the melody of Billy Joel's "Piano Man."Thro' the ghoul-guarde...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing Get a complete picture of your cat's oral health with a $68 Basepaws test
Cats…well, they just don't care what you think. Sure, they love you in their own way. But they've got their own agenda. And what you want … is usually pretty far down their priority list, ...
03:08 am GMT - Sat, July 31, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a reporter's surprise when he sees a truck behind him has rolled into a lake
While an Illinois reporter for WICS Channel 20 stood in front of Lake Springfield, talking about drought conditions, a white pickup truck was rolling toward the water. The driver had apparently steppe...