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10:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Group art show in Tokyo: ephemeral Territory of Girls 2021
The Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo is hosting its fourth ephemeral – Territory of Girls show, with paintings by women artists including our friends Amy Crehore and Audrey Kawasaki. Above: Ye-Ye Gir...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Toys that turn your junk drawer into Rube Goldberg Machines
Alana Aamodt was a guest on the Cool Tools podcast a while back, and she told me about a cool Kickstarter project she was rolling out, called Momentix motionKit: The toy for making chain reactions. I...
08:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Site collects old video game advertisements
Old Video Game Advertisements is a website that collects new press releases issued by local solid waste authorities. Just kidding! It actually collects old video game advertisements. [via]It's got qui...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Smoked Al pastor for tacos is amazing and fun to make
I smoked this pile of pork for tacos al pastor. It was absolutely worth the effort.A few weeks ago I saw a video on making tacos al pastor and immediately knew this would shortly be in my future. I or...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Disney's 'Encanto' looks fantastic
This trailer is the first I have heard of it, but I am now looking forward to Disney's upcoming release of Encanto.Disney:Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Encanto" tells the tale of an extraordinary fa...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing How I became financially stable by using this online course platform
Since graduating from my master's program in 2019, I've been feeling a little stale in the brainwave department. Sure, I learn on the job, and I do trainings like they're running out of style, but som...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing How would animals walk if they were human? Watch for a good laugh
This is too funny!! Comedian Daniel LaBelle impersonates the walk (or waddle, gallop, scuttle) of many animals a duck, horse, crab, sloth, dog, and others and each one is as hilarious as the next. I...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Nomo Cam is my favorite new camera app
Nomo Cam is a super fun point and shoot camera app for the iPhone. I've used many vintage camera apps over the years and this is by far my favorite one because of its simplicity. Nomo Cam includes a r...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing White supremacist who liked to dress up as a gun-toting Joker sobbed during his felony sentencing
Thirty-three-year-old neo-Nazi Paul Nicholas Miller, who often posted photos of himself dressed as a militarized Joker while calling for a racial civil war to his thousands of social media followers, ...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Trumper who says we're at war with China proudly wears a cap made in China
When a confused gentleman, repeating propaganda from the likes of Newsmax, says "We have been 'ilfitrated' with Marxist Chinese communist propaganda," Jason Selvig, the "right-wing reporter" he's talk...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing "Bobby McFerrin teaches us about the pentatonic scale through audience participation
In this video, Bobby McFerrin explains the Pentatonic Scale in the coolest way by using audience participation. In McFerrin's demonstration, the crowd becomes his instrument. He assigns various vocal ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Bobby McFerrin teaches us about the pentatonic scale through audience participation
In this video, Bobby McFerrin explains the Pentatonic Scale in the coolest way by using audience participation. In McFerrin's demonstration, the crowd becomes his instrument. He assigns various vocal ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing "The Hasher's Delirium" is a surreal cartoon from 1910
"The Hasher's Delirium" is an animated cartoon from 1910 by the French animator mile Cohl. Cohl lived from 1857 to 1938, and was a caricaturist of the Incoherent Movement, a short-lived and largely fo...
04:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing CNN: Kamala Harris mad at The View over covid test chaos
Two hosts of The View, America's most erudite current affairs panel, were yanked off set Monday due to positive Covid tests, barely moments before Vice President Kamala Harris was due to walk on for a...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Here's the first single from the unreleased David Bowie album coming in January
After David Bowie played the Glastonbury music festival in 2000, he hit the recording studio to reimagine a set of songs that he first recorded in the late 1960s. The album, titled Toy, will finally b...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Vintage Halloween Safety Video
In this Vintage Halloween Safety Video, we learn about Halloween safety tips, such as making sure not to wear a mask that doesn't have big enough eye holes to see out of properly. After pointing out o...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing New study shows that people prefer physical pain to thinking too hard
This one comes from Daniel Graham, author of An Internet in Your Head: A New Paradigm for How the Brain Works and a longtime BoingBoing fan. In Psychology Today, Graham writes about another unique neu...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Breathtaking images of auroras over Earth
European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet has captured absolutely stunning images of auroras, the incredible lightshows that occur when charged particles from the sun enter the Earth's atmosphere...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: visualization of how many solar panels are required to power the world
If you want to power the entire planet with photovoltaic power, you'll need twenty-three billion standard solar panels. That, of course, is an answer that it so overly simplistic that it's not even wr...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a violent scuffle at a school board meeting after a man praises masks
After a man praises masks at a school board meeting in Eastern Carver County, Minnesota, things get ugly. The only accessories missing in the room are pitchforks.It starts when one of the few masked p...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing This copy paste keyboard started as an April Fool's joke. Now you can buy one
Stack Overflow, a community help forum for programmers, announced a 3-button copy-paste keyboard as an April Fools' Day prank The joke is that programmers use a lot of existing code in their own progr...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Vanilla Ice's new refrigerator commercial is not a parody
This is not someone parodying Vanilla Ice, although Vanilla Ice may be parodying himself. Either way, word to your mother. From Samsung UK:Reduce Your Ice, Ice Baby! 90s rap superstar Vanilla Ice has ...
02:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing 19 of the top 20 Facebook page for American Christians are run by Eastern European troll farms
It's not likely that the habitus of the top Christian Facebook page of 2019, Be Happy Enjoy Life, would give a hoot that the page was run by an Eastern European troll farm. They'd just be happy that t...
02:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Ultrarich complain that their superskinny tower is a shoddily-built mess
New York City now has several ultratall buildings constructed for ultrawealthy owners. They're a Jungian archetype of howling inequality: many apartments stand empty, since they're either pieds--terre...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Lonnie Smith, jazz organ giant, RIP
The great Dr. Lonnie Smith who has been pushing the edges of jazz organ since the 1960s died yesterday at age 79. Smith recorded groundbreaking sessions for Columbia Records and Blue Note, eventually ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing An eight-foot-long handwriting robot
Aaron Francis wanted a pen-plotter that could write out thousands of pieces of direct mail. He bought the Axidraw from Evil Mad Scientist and liked it a lot — but wanted some way to have one rob...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Scotland first country to teach queer history at school
The Scotsman reports that Scotland will be the first country to teach queer history as part of its standard school curriculum [paywall]. Molly Sprayregan summarizes:While the new curricula were create...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Racist plays loud monkey sounds and recorded slurs to harass Black neighbors
A resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia reportedly plays audio of monkey sounds and recorded racist skits meant to harass a Black family who lives nearby. The Martinez family reported the neighbor to t...
01:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing YouTube announced it will remove all anti-vaccine content, kicked off Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
YouTube announced that anti-vaxxers will no longer be welcome on the video-hosting platform, reports The Washington Post. YouTube already had a policy in place to ban videos that make false claims abo...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these impressively epic balloon animals
Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto is a true auteur of the balloon animal genre. Which is not something I ever thought existed, until I saw these: View this post on Instagram ...
01:31 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 other species declared extinct
The U.S. government has declared 23 domestic species of bird, fish and other wildlife extinct, including the Ivory-billed woodpecker, last observed no less than 15 years ago but with not reliably so s...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Artist given $84,000 to recreate earlier work hands in blank canvases titled "Take the money and run"
CBS News reports that a museum in Denmark gave an artist $84,000 to make copies of earlier works displaying sums of cash, but the artist instead gave them some blank canvases and the suggestion they b...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Finally, a bundle that makes it easy to understand Python without a degree
I'm not a coder. I can help you format an HTML doc in a CMS and tell you what those acronyms mean, even, but that's about it. I'm roughly the equivalent, coding-wise, of a howler monkey with a pipe wr...
12:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Famous paintings rendered as Minecraft-like 3D terrain
The Italian creative studio Invasione Creativa took a bunch of famous paintings and used voxelizing techniques to transform them into chunkily-pixeled relief-maps. The Mona Lisa, in that video above, ...
12:41 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Florida man catches alligator with trash can
In this footage, an alligator lurks on the porch of a Florida home. The alligator retreats uneasily from an unusual adversary: a square trashcan turned on its side. The trashcan moves toward it under ...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing The Texas Anti-Abortion Law: What Could Happen Next?
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...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing "A septet of turntablists" harbanger performs at the Library of Congress
Today, "harbanger"a septet of turntablistsperformed live online as an event with the Library of Congress. Check out this track from the show, "Where The Movement Is": It's truly mesmerizing to watch t...
12:21 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing "Good At Drugs" is a delightfully scathing love letter to music festivals and drugs
I love music, especially live music. I do more drinking than drugs, but I'm generally a firm supporter of recreational chemical alterations. I enjoy people in general. But everything about most music ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing A $97/night van parked in Manhattan is officially off Airbnb
Sorry to all budget-conscious visitors to NYC, but the red Ford Econoline van parked on the street in East Village is no longer available for short-term stays, according to a report from Curbed. Despi...
04:45 am GMT - Wed, September 29, 2021
BoingBoing Increase your IQ and improve your memory with these Grandmaster-led chess courses
Have you ever wanted to play chess like a pro or organize that junk drawer (we all have one) in your home? Playing chess can help you do both while improving organization skills and productivity level...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch these mouth-watering street snack tours of Tokyo
My wife and I really enjoy watching Satoshi and Shinichi of the YouTube channel TabiEats as they test and sample all kinds of foods from Japan. Fancy restaurants, take out food, prepackaged snacks fro...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing The nothing machine is worth every penny
You can buy nothing out of this wonderful machine for only a quarter. That's a deal if I've ever seen one. These nothing capsules come in three beautiful colors. The pink one is my personal favorite, ...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger aka "Arnie-Chan" in these hyperkinetic Japanese commercials
I stumbled across this series of crazy Japanese commercials for Arinamin (aka "Arnie-Chan") from the early 2000s, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. I love how completely absurd they are. This is some of...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing A fungi farmer shares his perspective on psilocybin mushrooms
"A Fungi Farmers Perspective on Psilocybin Mushrooms" is a short video from The Denver Post where a psychedelic mushroom grower shares his perspective on this incredible fungus. He talks about how psi...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing This video of moths in slow motion is stunningly beautiful
In comparison to butterflies, moths have been given a bad reputation. This video will likely change your mind: 7 Spectacular Moths in Slow Motion!. When I think of a moth, I think of the colorless lit...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing California woman accused of starting forest fire was boiling bear urine to drink
Alexandra Souverneva, who is suspected of starting the highly destructive Fawn Fire in Shasta County last week, was trying to boil bear urine so she could drink it. The 30-year-old Palo Alto resident'...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Try this machine learning simulation to train a self-parking car
Here's a simulation that lets you use a genetic algorithm to breed a car that can park itself without smashing into other cars.You may launch the Self-parking Car Evolution Simulatorto see the evoluti...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing J. Kenji Lpez-Alt shows how to cook perfect boiled eggs
I'm a fan of Kenji's Cooking Show on YouTube because he shows you how to make delicious food and he explains the science and chemistry of cooking while he does it. In his latest video he shows how to ...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing This singer ordering pizza pretending she's Shakira is ridiculously funny
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shuba – Singer & Musician (@shubamusic)Lucky that their pies are small and humble So you don't confuse them with Sbarro.And h...
06:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing The congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene yelled at yesterday speaks out
Remember Qnut Marjorie Taylor Greene's yelling spat on the Capitol steps that Jason posted yesterday? Well the woman she was barking at, Rep. Deborah Dingell (DMI), tells her side of the story in this...
06:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Man arrested for repeatedly calling 911 to report that he's "tired"
Evansville, Indiana police arrested Daniel Schroeder, 61, for calling 911 four times in one evening. He allegedly called to report that he was "tired."This occurred the day after Schroeder pled guilty...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's mysterious hospital visit was for a colonoscopy, kept secret because he's embarrassed by that sort of thing
Former White House aide Stephanie Grisham is yet another Trumpworld exile cashing in with a book deal, but she nonetheless offers amusements. Grisham writes that Trump would fly into rages that could ...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Fantastic video of fireball blazing across North Carolina sky
Last Friday, a fantastic fireball blazed across the sky above North Carolina. According to NASA, the exceptionally bright meteor "skimmed the coast of North Carolina" around 48 miles above the ocean a...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Cheap but good hard pencil case
My daughter, an art student, bought thissmall hard shell pencil case to hold a few pens and an eraser. It's just the right size for a small messenger bag or backpack. I ended up getting one for myself...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Jesus rises a little too much
Do not underestimate the importance of spatial awareness in your cosplay. That or trust in a much higher power than this guy did. @funnyhub80 How he got stuck #funnyvideos #jesus #funnyhub80 #TakingC...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing LockPickingLawyer wishes Bosnian Bill a happy retirement
If you love locking picking videos on YouTube you know Bosnian Bill and his LOCK LAB. Bosnian Bill has made 1000s of fantastic videos on picking locks. Bill has stopped making lock picking videos to ...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Comic book features questionably public domain Mickey Mouse comics from the 1930s, complete with suicidal gunplay and racist imagery
The Uncensored Mouse is a 1989 comic book series. The issues were published with a black cover and no mention of Walt Disney or Mickey Mouse. Inside each comic is 40 pages of 1930s Mickey Mouse newspa...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Toilet in the shape of a skull
Skullpot is the appropriately-named Swiss manufacturer of toilets in the shape of skulls. They also offer urinals. The models are priced in the $750-$950 range depending on the finish, from white glos...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Illinois man wins marathon after two much faster runners from Kenya go the wrong way
Tyler Pence from Illinois was the surprise winner of last weekend's Quad Cities Marathon not because he was the first U.S. runner to win the race since 2001, according to AP, but because for the firs...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this plane full of skydivers make an emergency landing
If any landing you can walk away from is a good landing, this one was pretty fantastic!Shortly after takeoff, the pilot realizes his engine is dead, and calmly brings it down only bruising his passeng...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Enhance your video calls with XSplit VCam Premium, now 40% off
Video conferencing has become a necessity, as working from home has grown by 173% since 2005. With all of these people working from home, virtual backgrounds during video calls have never been mo...
03:47 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing In the early 1990s, this guy predicted how the Internet would turn out
A pretty on point 1990s prediction about the internet. pic.twitter.com/P4hd8bZpKy— Mike Caulfield (@holden) September 27, 2021I can't find the full article that has researcher Richard Sclove's 1...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Prolific rock festival drug pollutes a river, further endangers local eels
There is a rock festival, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and now provides relief to rockers needing to pee. Many of those rockers' urine is drug-laden. Under...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Prolific rock festival drug use pollutes a river, further endangers local eels
There is a rock festival, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and now provides relief to rockers needing to pee. Many of those rockers' urine is drug-laden. Under...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing FedEx fires driver who recorded himself saying he won't deliver packages to houses with Biden and BLM flags
FedEx driver Vincent Paterno is out of a job after he posted a video of himself boasting that he won't deliver packages to any houses with Biden or BLM flags on display. "What's up, TikTok?," Paterno ...
02:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Jane Goodall on Bigfoot: "I'm not going to say it doesn't exist"
The great primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, 87, has just launched a new initiative called Trees for Jane to restore the world's forests and help stop climate change. For years, Jane has...
02:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing This new SNL member impersonates Trump as if it's Trump himself
James Austin Johnson doesn't have to look like Donald Trump to fool you into thinking he's Donald Trump. The comedian channels the ex-president's voice and inflections to a tee, so much so that if you...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Cocaine and MDMA from urine flowing in river near music festival, potentially harming rare eels
The Whitelake River flows through Worthy Farm in Somerset, UK, home to the massive Glastonbury music festival. Turns out that festivalgoers' public urination at the site has caused the river to briefl...
02:06 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing This giant antique 6-foot-tall accordion is being auctioned off
This ginormous accordion is being auctioned off by Hessink's in the Netherlands next month. Here's the description:Italy, ca. 1920 Maker: Scandalli 133 buttons, 199 keys and 916 bass accordi...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Amazing art deco Raspberry Pi game controller/console
I think Jam Hamster might have made the most beautiful game controller/console ever. You can catch the work-in-progress photos on Twitter: practically every part and feature is handmade, including the...
01:31 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Oklahoma City pastor charged after man claims to see him fondling kids at bus stop and chases him down
A 9-year-old told his father that a jogger was "touching boys" at a bus stop and making them feel uncomfortable. The father parked his vehicle near the bus stop as kids waited for the school bus and, ...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Sticker-removing trick: put the stickered item in the freezer
I have an item I would like to remove an excessively-sticky sticker from. The good news is this video shows how to accomplish this feat. The bad news is that the item is a car....
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Behold the schnauzer chariot of Kazakhstan
In this footage, an elderly woman is transported upon a chariot drawn by two large schnauzers, Rachel and Bony, retired from police service: "I feel safe beeing always close to them."...
12:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing "Cyberslice" walked so delivery apps could run
In an age of mobile orders, it's hard to remember a world when online ordering was novel, but at one time, it was a practice reserved for science fiction. One of the world's first online food delivery...
12:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Draco Malfoy, a.k.a. Tom Felton, recovering from health scare at the Ryder Cup
Draco Malfoy, suffering from a Hermione Granger cast spell at last week's Quidditch World Cup, is on the mend thanks to a healing potion given to him by Professor Snape. Actually, Tom Felton, the acto...
12:27 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing What it's like in a "goshiwon", a 50-square-foot Seoul microapartment
Seoul has sky-high real-estate prices, rising inequity, and incredibly important "goshi" tests that determine admittance to valued jobs in law or civil service.Students want somewhere to retreat for m...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing Did God use Adam's penis bone to make Eve? Scholars discuss.
The Genesis creation story describes God using Adam's rib to create Eve (Genesis 2:21-22), but one Biblical scholar doesn't think it was so simple. In a 2015 paper in Biblical Archeology Review, Ziony...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, September 28, 2021
BoingBoing This epic bundle puts 5 of the most highly-rated software architecture eBooks at your fingertips
Just because you know how to whip up a mean spaghetti bolognese doesn't mean you have what it takes to open a successful restaurant. The same can be said with business and software development the tw...
10:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Can you tell what is mind-blowing about this 20-year-old game guide?
Once you figure out what's special about this speed guide to Super Metroid from 2001, you will have deep admiration for the author.Every year or two I remember what's probably the most scarily/stunnin...
10:31 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing My family had fun using this Home blood type test
My 15-year-old daughter learned about blood types in school and was curious to learn her blood type. I orderedtwo of these kits(each kit has two tests) so our whole family could find our what our bloo...
10:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Here's the latest issue of my Recomendo newsletter
I love reading newsletters. I also write two newsletters: The Magnet, which is my personal newsletter of things that interest me, and Recomendo, which is a weekly newsletter with over 50,000 subscribe...
08:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook pauses the whole"Instagram for kids" idea
Instagram is no longer working on a version of its app designed for kids under 13. The decision comes after a Wall Street Journal report that revealed company documents acknowledging the app's negativ...
08:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing R Kelly guilty of child sex exploitation and trafficking, faces life imprisonment
Disgraced R&B star R Kelly was today found guilty of sex trafficking and racketeering, convictions the New York Times reports may send him to jail for the rest of his life. In this federal case in...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy your music and environmental awareness with over 25% off these headphones
Wouldn't it be nice to listen to your own music, while also still being aware of your surroundings? In-ear or over-ear headphones and earbuds can completely disconnect you from the outside world, maki...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing FBI's 9/11 "cover-up" and Prince Andrew's "secret deal" in last week's dubious tabloids
Exposing secrets is the tabloids' life-blood, and even when there are no secrets to reveal the rags gleefully claim that's what they're doing. Whether it's an alleged "FBI cover-up," a Royal Prince's ...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Out-of-control truck speeds across 7 highway lanes unscathed
A woman with a young child in Australia lost control of her white truck, speeding across seven lanes five of busy traffic and two that were thankfully empty. And somehow she made it to the other side...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Okay, I'll try a chalkboard eraser on my windows if it makes cleaning easier
I gave up Windex (for the overpowering smell) years ago, making my own glass-cleaner from a recipe I found online (see Homemade Glass Cleaner #4. And yes, I prefer the stink of vinegar over stinkier W...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Covid victim who got double-lung transplant now thinks vaccines are a good idea
Blake Bargatze (25) from Georgia didn't want to get a vaccine. His mother told WXAI, "He wanted to wait until it was out like 10 years or so, kind of like a lot of the population wants it to be out lo...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing People upset that church held fundraiser beer festival in its graveyard
Folks are peeved at St. Mary's Church in Stockton-on-Tees, England because their annual beer festival fundraiser spilled into the cemetery on the church grounds. Photos appeared on a local Facebook gr...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Red capped gentleman walks around loudly asking people "Can you find Covid?"
This MAGA is walking around asking people where he can find COVID. pic.twitter.com/mXrVf1BnZ3— PatriotTakes (@patriottakes) September 27, 2021A very fine stable genius seems to have lost Covid,...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-Vax MAGA cartoonist not just relying on beet juice to treat his COVID-19
MAGA cartoonist Ben Garrison is also trying horse dewormer and a lot of zinc to beat the disease he declined to get vaccinated against.Gizmodo:Ben Garrison, a right-wing cartoonist known for his oppos...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Woman charged with making bomb threats at boyfriend's workplace so she could spend more time with him
Kayla Blake (33) was charged with felony terrorizing after she confessed to calling in two bomb threats against her boyfriend's place of work. She told authorities she threatened to place bombs in and...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Women tucked into bathtub waterbeds for five days in spaceflight study
At France's Medes Institute forSpaceMedicine and Physiology, 20 women are currently tucked into strange bathtub-like waterbeds as part of a study on how spaceflight might specifically impact females. ...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Texas Gov. Greg Abbott weasel out of question on rape and incest
You can always spot a spineless politician when they can't answer a simple question with a "yes" or "no," or even a "maybe." Take Greg Abbott, the so-called governor for "freedoms" in Texas. Fox host ...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing NYT: Media company co-founder almost tricked Goldman Sachs into a $40m investment by posing as YouTube executive
Ozy Media is a media startup widely believed to cook its traffic numbers and the New York Times has reported out its shenanigans in amazing fashion. Ben Smith reports that Ozy's co-founder tried to tr...
04:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Raven attacks Google delivery drone in Australia
A home delivery service in Australia had to suspend operations after ravens started attacking it drones. The Google-owned company, called Wing, has been delivering items like coffee and medicine to cu...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing San Francisco is spending a fortune to design public trashcans, which will cost $5,000 a can
San Francisco, we salute you. The city has chosen not to use any of the thousands of time-tested garbage can models available from manufacturers to replace their existing, no-longer-desirable public t...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing A fine art photographer has taken daily selfies since 1982
Fine art photographer Nancy Floyd has been photographing herself almost daily since 1982. From those images, she's curated a selection of 2,500 photos in a collection titled Weathering Time. Now publ...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Unfinished master paintings
The Art Assignment takes us on a tour of master paintings left unfinished, for one reason or another. Elizabeth Shoumatoff's watercolor of President Roosevelt is a morbid classic of the genre: he suff...
03:04 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Green in another yelling spat
Q dedicated congressperson Marjorie Taylor Green went on another yelling spat.Marjorie Taylor Greene is officially trying to turn politics into Jerry Springer. pic.twitter.com/CM0YNyJsto— Kate ...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing "Grandfluencers" take Tiktok by storm
Tiktok's user demographics famously skew young, but that doesn't mean older adults can't make it big on the video-sharing app the AP ran a story this month on "grandfluencers," adults over 70 who buil...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Zola the dancing gorilla is still dancing
Zola lives in the Dallas Zoo, and apparently enjoys dancing. I first saw a viral video of him a year or so back, but there are more and more…Dallas Zoo:Zola is a 14-year-old male Western lowland...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Chinese brand in trouble for selling little kids shirts with "Welcome to hell" and "Let me touch you" prints
Chinese clothing company JNBY is in trouble for selling little kids shirts printed with a pattern of grim reaper doodles, the words "Welcome to hell" and "Let me touch you" and other creepy art. Appar...
02:07 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this person's funny reaction as sea lion jumps on her boat to escape circling orcas
Woman to sea lion escaping the circling orcas: "You gotta go! Get off the boat!"Sea lion: "As if."...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing The highest Pole Position score caught on film
Behold Daniel Yamnitz's excellent Pole Position run, performed on original hardware and filmed for posterity. His score of 67,260 is the best for which video proof exists and second only to a 1984 run...
01:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing New study shows that drought could shut down the biggest US Hydro Plants in the next few years
According to newly-released projections from the US Bureau of Reclamations, there's a significant chance that both Lake Powell and Lake Mead the largest hydroelectric power sources in the country wi...
01:19 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing CIA made plans to kidnap or assassinate Wikileaks' Julian Assange
The CIA made plans to kidnap and assassinate Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, report Zach Dorfman, Sean D. Naylor and Michael Isikoff, while he was holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The "...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing This NFT and cryptocurrency wealth-building masterclass will turn your empty wallet into digital gold
If you're like most of the world, you leave cryptocurrency to the cryptocrazies. But you're not, and that's a good thing. Because, while some of us are totally fine with sitting around waiting to make...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Over a year after George Floyd's death, lawmakers abandon the police reform bill named after him
The Wall Street Journal reports that lawmakers are giving up on a bipartisan police reform effort. The legislation, sparked by nationwide protests in 2020, would have banned chokeholds and qualified i...
12:58 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing The Dutch are shrinking
The Netherlands has the world's tallest population, with men averaging 6+ feet and women 5-foot-six. However, in the past few decades, the country has gotten a bit shorter. "In the course of the ...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this video featuring every Dune reference in a major movie or TV show
This awesome work of Dune super fandom comes courtesy of Matt Caron, who I previously wrote about here on BB after he collected and wrote about the complete set of Japanese Dune translations from ...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Social Democrats narrowly win German elections
Germany's Social Democratic Party defeated the Christian Democratic Union in Germany's federal election this Sunday, a win for the country's center-left and SDP leader Olaf Scholz. "I'll be darned," s...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, September 27, 2021
BoingBoing Rekindle your love for creative writing with over 50% off Daily Prompt
We know your job may be pretty rough and has very little room for any artistic license, and that's something you miss about having free time. College was a great place to get in some creative writing ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy this stunning 1,000 piece 5-puzzle set for under $100
Jigsaw puzzles have been around forever and serve us in a variety of ways. From providing us a unique form of artistic entertainment to helping us keep our minds sharp, they serve as a multi-function ...
05:56 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Butoh dance cofounder Kazuo Ono performing "My Mother"
My Mother is a breathtaking Butoh style dance by Kazuo Ono from 1998. You can watch the 45-minute performance here on youtube: Kazuo Ohno – My mother. Ono was one of the founders of Butoh, which...
05:45 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing This giant glob of worms looks like a pulsating sewer monster
Unknown Lifeform in North Carolina Sewer! Is a video that reveals what a tangle of tubifex worms inside a sewer looks like. Tubifex worms are related to the earthworms you can find in your yard. They ...
04:37 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing The turn signals on these new Minis are insanely stupid
The turn signals on the Mini are confusing. The left signal blinks an arrow pointing to the right, and the right signal blinks an arrow pointing to the left. Did not a single person at Mini notice thi...
04:22 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing Someone made a map of every Internet-connected cable under water
This globe was created by Tyler Morgan-Wall using GeoJSON, an open source format for visualizing geographic features, using data from the Submarine Cable Map.New #dataviz! The Earth's su...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing This cordless stick vacuum could be your hardwood or carpet's saving grace
Messes happen and they happen often both in life and in the home. And, while we can't help you with your personal problems, those floors look like they could use some TLC, and we can offer just the th...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing It's almost Fat Bear Week, when online voters decide which bears have best prepared for hibernation
From September 29th to October 5th, Katmai National Park in Alaska conducts a competition to determine the fattest bear in the park, relying on voters like you to judge the fattest of the fat. What or...
01:25 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing Fred Armisen's impression of a time-lapse decomposing fox corpse
It's been 10 years since then-SNL castmember Fred Armisen went on Conan O'Brien's show and debuted his impression of a dead fox decomposing in a time-lapse film. So much else has also decomposed since...
01:02 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing How a math trick helped one band made 500% more in streaming music royalties
Pitchfork recently reported a game-changing accounting revolution in the music industry:Under SoundCloud's "fan-powered" royalty model, unveiled in March, a listener's subscription or advertising...
01:02 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing Netflix announces Tiger King 2. Does anyone want it?
During the early weeks of quarantine, Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin gripped the nation. Netflix said that it "attracted 64 million households in the first four weeks after its March 2020 premiere,...
01:02 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing Video by teenager on TikTok disrupts 4,600 survey studies
Lots of social scientists use Prolific.co to conduct massive surveys, by paying randos — Amazon-Turk-style — to give their responses to prompts. But this summer, they started to notice som...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing With a 75-mile range, this indoor 4K TV antenna always has a clear reception and is under $45
With all the gizmos and gadgets you have around these days, your home is looking more like a wire jungle than a stylish abode. But if you want to live amongst some of the best technology todays' world...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing Go from zero to hero as a professional Java programmer for $30
Computer programming is how the future is being built. With the tech industry advancing at record speeds, there's always someone behind the scenes making it all come together. With a bit of training, ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing 25 deals you definitely don't want to miss out on this weekend
If you could make an adult wish-list, you'd probably burn your way through two or three notepads. While everything you need these days may not be within your budget, we have deals on 25 must-have gizm...
12:51 am GMT - Sun, September 26, 2021
BoingBoing Your home is your most valuable asset. Protect it with these 5 critical steps
There's no more helpless feeling than the moment you realize you've been robbed. The mix of anger, fear, and a sense of violation are enough to turn your stomach. And in addition to stolen items, ther...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Make this tortilla press the star of your next Taco Tuesday
Okay, so you're not the best cook, but we all have our flaws. And at least your creations are edible, right? Sure, that recipe for peanut butter and jelly chicken wasn't the best option to feed a dinn...
08:36 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing The Stranger Things season 4 trailer you have been waiting for
Super popular with both Gen X and teenage contingents of my family; Stranger Things season 4 is coming next year and they'll just have to wait. Here is the trailer:I keep meaning to watch Stranger Thi...
08:06 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Attention egg throwers: The Chicago Egg Hunters are coming to find you
Who Is Egging Chicago? A Hard-Boiled Detective Story is a recent episode of the podcast ICYMI about the Chicago Egg Hunters, a dedicated online group of over 700 people who formed to do some detective...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Get a full rundown on what's causing your pet's tummy troubles with this food tolerance test
We as humans run the gamut in super weird food allergies, from gluten to seafood (and, consequentially, cicadas apparently), but your precious pet may also be allergic to a host of other foods you're ...
03:25 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Washington State county commissioner likens mask wearing to sexual assault, flips off constituent
At a public meeting on September 21, Klickitat County Commissioner Dan Christopher moved to fire countys health officer, Dr. Amy Person because she called to revive a state mask mandate. No one suppor...
03:03 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Seatbelt not secured around 6-year-old who died falling from adventure park ride
A 6-year-old girl who fell 100 feet to her death from a mineshaft-themed ride at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Colorado was not properly secured in the ride, reports invesigators. Investigators f...
02:33 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Airlines not sharing lists of unruly passengers
When one of your passengers gets kicked off a flight or duct-taped to their chair, perhaps after refusing to wear a mask or punching a flight attendant, do you tell anyone? Delta wants airlines to sha...
02:10 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Rudy Giuliani reportedly "banned from Fox News"
Immediately before his tired and emotional performance emceeing a 9/11 dinner (during which he threatened America's top general and rambled on about Prince Andrew's supposed pedophilia) Rudy Giuliani ...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Jaunty soulful cover of Radiohead's Creep
This "James Brown"-styled cover of Radiohead's creep would likely annoy James Brown, Radiohead and The Hollies, but it is, nonetheless, lovely....
01:08 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing View hosts pulled from set after receiving positive Covid test
Yesterday on The View, co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were yanked from the set by staff after their regular Covid tests returned positive results. The somewhat embarrassing urgency of their rem...
12:56 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing This "Weird Units Calculator" can convert watts into T-Rex bites and lightsabers
Omni Calculator is a Polish startup that, well, makes calculators. Not necessarily the pocket kind they offer thousands of highly specific and wildly unique online calculators. They have calculators ...
12:54 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the new trailer for the new MUPPETS Haunted Mansion Halloween Special
This looks even better than the Mark Summers Magic Halloween Special!Muppets Haunted Mansion premieres October 8 on Disney+...
12:53 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Woman loses ability to feel hunger after a stroke
A 28-year-old Canadian woman had a stroke in a part of the brain known as the insular cortexand after she recovered, she found she'd lost any sense of hunger. She lost over 10 kilograms because she'd ...
12:53 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Students don't organize files anymore
Young students don't remember a world without a search function. Teenagers likely completed high school assignments on cloud storage, not on local files. If they needed to access a report they wrote o...
12:51 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Mind-blowing facts about gourds
I hope you're having a happy decorative gourd season! Gourds, the versatile fruits from one of the earliest domesticated plants, have a very long and storied history: they've served as containers, tel...
12:49 pm GMT - Sat, September 25, 2021
BoingBoing Consider the lobster: fun facts for National Lobster Day
September 25 has been National Lobster Day since 2014 when senators Angus King and Susan Collins of Maine brought a joint resolution to Congress. For the eighth annual holiday, check out these fun fac...
10:51 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki pops Doocy's bubble when he asks why Biden doesn't venture to the border
Perhaps pining for another border mockumentary  la Ted Cruz, who in March braved the wild shores of the US-Mexico border in a canoe (trailer at bottom), Fox's Peter Doocy had his head in the clou...
10:14 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Read these funny letters that "Little Billy" wrote to famous people, and how they replied
The 1990s were not great for Bill Geerhart, an unemployed and not-so-aspiring screenwriter in his 30s. As a way to pass the time, he channeled his inner 10-year-old Billy and began writing letters to ...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing GPT-3 can summarize books as well as a human can
OpenAi announced that it has trained the GPT-3 AI to summarize books, and it does a remarkable job.Our best model is fine-tuned from GPT-3 and generates sensible summaries of entire books, sometimes e...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Tenjo Sajiki was an incredible avante garde Japanese theatre troupe
BBC Arena: Tenjo Sajiki (1978) is a 20-minute documentary about a surreal Japanese theatre troupe. Tenjo Sajiki was co-founded and led by Shji Terayama, a Japanese avant-garde poet, writer, director, ...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Commercial for Rocks & Bugs & Things a line of really awesome toys from the '80s
Rocks & Bugs & Things was a line of awesome toys from the '80s. This commercial is my first time seeing this line of toys, and I know my younger self would have been obsessed with them. Even t...
05:43 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Man beat up nurse for giving his wife a COVID-19 vaccine
In Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada on Monday, a man walked into a Brunet Pharmacy and allegedly beat up a nurse who he blamed for administering a COVID-19 vaccine to his wife without his permission."Right ...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing This rolling pin makes perfect pie crusts
This wooden rolling pin comes with four pairs of discs that attach to either end, ensuring uniformly thick dough. We've used them for pizza, quiches, pies, and cookies and love the results....
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing William Shatner is going to space on Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin rocket
Captain Kirk is finally headed to space for real. According to TMZ, William Shatner plans to be part of the next civilian crew to fly aboard Blue Origin's spacecraft. If it happens, Shatner, 90, will ...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Nirvana's Nevermind is 30 years old today. Watch them perform "Smells Like Teen Spirit" two days after its release
Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's Nevermind. On September 26, 1991, the group performed "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at The Moon, a small club in New Haven, Connecticut. Here we a...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Gunmen disguised as lawyers shoot murder suspect in courtroom
Today in New Delhi, Jitender Gogiallegedly involved in 19 murders and attempted murdersappeared in Rohini Court for a hearing. After the court proceedings began though, two men, thought to be lawyers ...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Transform your room into a miniature planetarium with this $150 solar system lamp set
For as long as humans have existed, the cosmos has fascinated us. The endless sea of stars has birthed countless stories that have inspired and enthralled us for ages. After all, how could something s...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing These USPS mail carriers must prove they can repeatedly jump on and off a moving boat
Every year, six "mail jumpers" are hired every summer to repeatedly leap on and off a big moving boat to deliver mail to around 60 homes on Wisconsin's Geneva Lake. Below is a news report on local you...
04:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Ventriloquist Dummy Choir sings the Beatles' "Yesterday" in Budapest
A Hungarian TV producer caught the VentriloChoir on an episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 2008 and was so delighted that he arranged for the group to visit Budapest and perform on television ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Young teen boys just revealed they are behind popular Covid tracker in Australia
CovidbaseAU, a popular covid-tracker in Australia, launched in April 2021. And according to The Guardian, it's one of the "most authoritative Covid-19 tracking sites" in the country. But the brains be...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Young teen boys just revealed in charming tweet they are behind popular Covid tracker in Australia
CovidbaseAU, a popular covid-tracker in Australia, launched in April 2021. And according to The Guardian, it's one of the "most authoritative Covid-19 tracking sites" in the country. But the brains be...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing What is the tastiest apple?
Thrillest bit into 20 varieties of eating apples, ranking them from worst (Red Delicious) to best (Braeburn). My favorite, the Fuji, comes in at a respectable fourth place. Fuji"Really Good With a Dar...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this amazing short animated documentary about the hunt for Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann
Adolf Eichmann (1906-1962), was an officer in the German Nazi Party who supervised the Holocaust and killed millions of Jews. After the war, he forged a new identity (Ricardo Klement) and escaped to A...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing The "real-life" haunted house that inspired The Conjuring is for sale for $1.2M
RedFin lists for sale the house that inspired The Conjuring. At $1.2m, the asking price is almost double that fetched in 2017 by the house on Ocean Avenue in Amityville, with a similar story attached...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing "Bill Making Stuff" shares ideas on how to be creative
In this video, Bill Mullaney of the YouTube crafting channel, Bill Making Stuff, offers up some useful tips on what he does when he wants to spark and sustain his creativity. He talks about taking thi...
03:05 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Jordan Klepper speaks to anti-mask parents at Madison Caldwell's protest, revealing idiocracy at its finest
Anti-maskers are known for their willful ignorance on Covid and science, but watching them talk to the Daily Show's Jordan Klepper at a North Carolina anti-mask rally led by none other than their Qnu...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Ruin marble is a kind of rock with patterns that look like derelict cities
According to Wikipedia, ruin marble can either be marble or limestone. The pattens in the rock look like gloomy scenes from nature or long-abandoned cities. Check out this cool Pinterest page of ruin ...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing "Hand Solo" builds lighter, more affordable prosthetic arms made of LEGO
David Aguilar saw a problem and he solved it, in the process becoming "Hand Solo." LEGO:David Aguilar from Spain was just 9 years old when he rebuilt a LEGO ship into a little prosthetic for his arm. ...
02:16 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Animals returned to enclosure in Radiohead's latest music video
Radiohead's If You Say The Word has a bleakly amusing video ("bleak by amusingly bleak" if you need an accurate compass direction) in which escaped managers are rounded up and returned to their natura...
02:16 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch unpaid contractor destroy new bathroom with a sledgehammer
When a mechanic's lien isn't good enough, there's always the sledgehammer lien. In this video, an irate contractor smashes his bathroom tile work in front of the befuddled homeowner. The woman pleads ...
01:54 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Dog joins, wins Bosnian Premier League match
A Bosnian Premier League match between Sloboda and Posuje was joined by a dog, which outplayed at least two of the professionals on the field in its efforts to retain possession of the ball....
01:42 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Flexpressions: latest facial animation tech in Blender
The last ledge on the way out of the uncanny valley is "actor trying to look like an uncanny CGI face and barely succeeding."Animator Chris Jones' magnum opus, though, is surely The Sqworm....
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing New mathematical paper shows songs spread like viruses
How do earworms propagate? A study published this week in the Royal Society uses models from epidemiology to track the spread of music. The researchers use "data from MixRadio, comprising song downloa...
01:07 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Subtle humor in the"Pizza party" Wikipedia article
For years, the first sentence of the Wikipedia article "Pizza party" was unsurprising: "A pizza party is a social gathering at which pizza is served." But over the past month, editors have been subtly...
01:07 pm GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing "Ghost" footprints in New Mexico turn out to be 23,000 years old
A set of fossilized footprints in White Sands National Park, New Mexico have been dated to around 23,000 years ago and offer the oldest firm evidence of humans in the Americas, appearing to show that ...
05:20 am GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing "Second amendment audit" is actually a massive demonstration of white privilege
A gentleman with a "pistol" equipped to look like your entire community is about to get massacred wanted to start some panic and see how the local PD reacted to his second amendment rights.Gentleman g...
02:50 am GMT - Fri, September 24, 2021
BoingBoing Save 95% on this presentation software that helps you create stunning visuals
For any sales-driven team, turning leads into closed deals is the name of the game. To satisfy your clients and drive more business, you've got to be fast, functional, and always improving your propos...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A sheep with its head stuck in a barbed wire fence is rescued by a human super hero
A sheep in Australia who got its head stuck in a barbed wire fence couldn't have asked for a better human to come along. Watch how this passerby former Australian rugby player Nick Cummins swoops in...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Why your friends have more friends than you do
Have you ever felt like your friends were more popular than you? You may have been onto something. In 1991, the sociologist Scott Feld compared two numbers: how many friends a participant had and the ...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing These cute baby microbats are ready for supper
The bat rescue volunteer behind YouTube's Batzilla the Bat shows us these cute hungry microbat pups, found in Australia, who are waiting to be fed. They "eat their bodyweight in insects every night," ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Kiss weak WiFi goodbye with this top-rated M3s mesh Wi-Fi system
What do hangnails, spoiled milk, and overbearing mother-in-laws all have in common? None of them are half as annoying as a failing Wi-Fi signal that cuts your online streaming session short right in t...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing "The Psychedelic Experience" a beautiful 1965 short film that was so controversial the filmmaker had to leave town
"The Psychedelic Experience" is a beautiful short film created by San Francisco art teacher Jean Mayo and filmmaker Allan Willis in 1965. It includes contributions from Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, a...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing "Tripping" is a documentary about Ken Kesey and The Merry Pranksters
Tripping is an hour long documentary from 1999 about Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. The Pranksters were a group of hippies led by Ken Kesey who took a psychedelic road trip across the United Stat...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Promo from 1940 reminded people that they could enjoy air conditioning at this theatre
1940s MOVIE THEATRE AIR CONDITIONING is a movie theatre snipe from 1940 which reminded the audience that they were lucky to be able to cool off in the theatre's air conditioning all summer long. The s...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: smart mice doing tricks
This guy trains his pet mice to collect coins, fetch a tossed bead, play basketball, ride a tiny skateboard, and more. [via Doobybrain]...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Army officer with smallpox and anthrax vaccinations says he's quitting because required Covid vaccine restricts freedom
Lt Col Doug Hague served in the army for 18 years, receiving multiple vaccines during that time, including eight anthrax shots. Nevertheless, Hague has decided to resign after refusing to take a requi...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Emailing while asleep
According to a case described in the medical journal Sleep Medicine, a 44-year-old sleepwalker logged onto her computer and emailed out party invitations to friends. Fortean Times magazine looks at th...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing These Portuguese grape pickers work the vineyards in the nude
As president of the Portuguese Federation of Naturism, Filipa Gouveia Esteves, has provided a grape harvest field trip for the naturists (naked people) of her organization to Grandola, Portugal. Why t...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing San Francisco's multi-million dollar quest for aesthetically pleasing trash cans
In late 2018, San Francisco launched an initiative to redesign its trash cans. Though previous receptacles were functional, the director of the Department of Public Works wanted more beautiful trash c...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Hand Vacuum with batteries that hold a charge
I've owned ten or more portable hand vacs in my life. The batteries in all of them did not stand the test of time. After six months or so, they couldn't hold a charge. But I bought theBlack and Decker...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing US Constitution for sale
A first printing of the United States Constitution is headed to auction in November. It's one of just eleven known copies of the 500 printed for the Constitutional Convention and Continental Congress ...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Betty Boop is an animal rights activist in "Be Human" from 1936
"Be Human" is a Betty Boop cartoon from 1936 by Max Fleischer. It begins with Betty singing a song called "Be Human," which advocates for treating animals kindly. Her neighbor is a mean old animal abu...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Elvis Drugs are the fun way for parents to get the drugs they need
Elvis Drugs is a fake commercial from 2007 that begins with a teenage girl in pigtails who says to the audience "Hi! Are your parents forgetting to take their drugs? Mine used to, too." Her parents ar...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Woman runs back and forth across train tracks and almost gets squashed
CLOSE CALL: A woman narrowly escaped being hit by a train when she ignored the lowered barriers and attempted to cross a level crossing at a station in Ermelo, Netherlands. pic.twitter.com/iACMgpY5wt&...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this woman barelyjust barelymiss getting hit by a train
Dutch railway operator ProRail released the video above with the following warning (translated):Oh not this! People who come dangerously close to the track are called track runners. Their behavior has...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: someone recorded a crash landing from inside a plane
The engines failed on a small plane carrying 17 skydivers. One of the passengers filmed the controlled crash landing in a field. When the plane lands, a staff member ushers the passengers to quickly e...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Flying microchip with wings to monitor air pollution and airborne diseases
Similar in size to a grain of sand, this flying microchip could someday monitor air pollution, track the spread of airborne diseases, and, of course, conduct surveillance. While its inventors at North...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing A talk show host on "antifa" and how rich republicans hoodwink poor republicans in witty video
"Hi, I'm antifa!" talk show host Chip Franklin declares in this brisk breakdown of what antifa really means. While Republicans have turned "antifa" into a dirty word, with such success that most on th...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing A talk show host on why rich republicans want us to hate the word "antifa" in witty video
"Hi, I'm antifa!" talk show host Chip Franklin declares in this brisk breakdown of what antifa really means. While Republicans have turned "antifa" into a dirty word, with such success that most on th...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing QAnoners are envious that Gabby Petito news has pushed their Biden conspiracies from media coverage
The cult of QAnon, also known as the GOP, has gone to considerable trouble concocting fantasies that Biden is a puppet controlled by a mysterious button-pusher in the White House who is tearing their ...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch William Shatner review impressions of William Shatner
The halting cadence! The pregnant pauses! The swagger! William Shatner seems to lack any and all self-awareness when it comes to reviewing these famous impersonations of him....
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Gun YouTuber who almost killed himself explains how it wasn't his fault
The gentleman was shooting at a fire hydrant with armor-piercing rounds when the gun randomly exploded. Said YouTuber is quick to explain the incident was through no fault of his own, completely ignor...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing "Smart toilets" that monitor poop, pee and your "analprint"
Since a) microchips and sensors are rapidly approaching the dimensions and cheapness of grey goo, and since b) tech firms are eager to collect data on basically anything about us, it probably shouldn'...
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this man with no legs set a world record for running on his hands
Zion Clark set the Guinness World Record for running the 20 meter on his hands. His time was 4.78 seconds. Clark, 19, is also an accomplished wrestler.From Guinness:[Clark] was born with Caudal Regres...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Samoa scraps daylight saving time, it's time for the rest of the world to follow suit
Daylight saving wasn't implemented to trick farmers into getting up early, as popular myth suggests. It was first proposed in 1895 for a much more important reason so entomologist and astronomer Geor...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing COVID-19 misinformation led to a bride missing her wedding and dying
Such incredibly sad news is the standard these days. Surgical technician Samantha Wendell was wrongly concerned that a COVID-19 vaccine would impact her ability to have a child. She and her finance de...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing How to steal all the money in an ATM
In this footage, the secret of successfully stealing all the money in an ATM is revealed by thieves near Derry in Northern Ireland. It makes up for its lack of elegance and subtlety by ensuring, witho...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Bowie edition stylophone
Famously used by David Bowie in his classic hit Space Oddity, the Dbreq Stylophone now bears his name [Amazon]. It's $5 more expensive than a normal stylophone but I'm a complete sucker and I just ord...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing A new scientific study tried to crack the secret of creative hot streaks
Quantifying creativity is difficult, but that hasn't stopped people from trying. In a new paper published in Nature Communications titled "Understanding the onset of hot streaks across artistic, cultu...
01:56 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing An entire museum of painstakingly reproduced "dwarf cars"
Ernie Adams of Maricopa, Arizona has built an incredible collection of shrunken cars. Need more? Ernie sources a lot of his parts from old refrigerators.These reproductions are absolutely beautiful, a...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Interactive map of native lands
Native Land is an explorable, interactive map that shows the lands once inhabited by native and indigenous peoples of the Earth, their language groups, and the treaties to which they were parties. You...
01:46 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Key & Peele's Mr. T PSAs
These 1980's themed PSAs share a twisted view of Mr. T's encouraging us to drink our milk and treat one another fairly.These kids need to save the youth center.Here's a bonus:...
01:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing EU moves to make USB-C mandatory
The European Commission published its proposal to make USB-C chargers mandatory for electronic devices, standardizing the various legacy and proprietary connectors. The biggest impact will be on Apple...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing 2000 Americans a day dying of Covid, again
The ride won't end until the fuel's burned up and Florida and Texas are roaring. 2000 Americans are now dying every day from Covid again. Other states with their death rates at (or close to) their hig...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Get full use out of your DJI Phantom or Mavic drone with this videography training
Before we had access to drones, aerial videography and photography were really left to the professionals, or at least those who could afford the right equipment. But with superior tools, like the Phan...
12:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing I love sending animated e-cards for minor holidays
It's the first day of fall! Perhaps you'll celebrate by making squash soup, light a fall candle, or go on a walk to observe changing leaves. If you don't have much time to commemorate a new season, th...
12:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Detecting fake AI-generated faces by looking for irregular pupils
It used to be that if you wanted to create a fake persona online, you swiped a photo from some hapless person's Facebook page. These days, though, fakers can create "synthetic" images — using "g...
12:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Improving tiny urban greenspaces causes huge boosts in insect life
A group of scientists did a fascinating experiment: They proved that adding more plants to even tiny, mangy little urban greenspaces can massively boost their biodiversity.In 2016 they honed in on a s...
12:46 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing This delightful fan-made Dune role-playing game is only one page
Sasha Sienna of MacGuffin & Co. made this wonderfully cheeky one-page DUNE role-playing game, which they describe as "The 'extremely official' 'game' for 'people' who have definitely 'read and und...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists found geological evidence of the Biblical destruction of Sodom
In a new scientific paper published in Nature titled, "A Tunguska sized airburst destroyed Tall el-Hammam a Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea," a group of two dozen scienti...
03:38 am GMT - Thu, September 23, 2021
BoingBoing Creators of all levels are digging this quality animation software
If you love drawing and creating characters, today's world is your oyster. That's because animation skills are in high demand in a wide range of industries, including game development, web design, edi...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing For all the worm lovers out there: here's an extensive list of fictional worms
This long list of fictional worms includes worms all the way back from Edgar Allan's Poe's 1845 poem "The Conqueror Worm" to Shelby, the worm who lives in Jake's violin in the cartoon Adventure Time. ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing If you're a content creator, this MOZA Moin Mini Camera will change the game
Whether you're capturing a memorable trip to the beach or content for your business, a good camera can really take content to the next level. And before you complain that a fancy new camera isn't in y...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook initiative to present pro-Facebook news items
As Facebook faces relentless PR crises (privacy, misinformation, Russian interference, hate speech, monopolization, etc), it plans to promote positive stories about Facebook in its users' news feeds. ...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing MyPillow Guy gets shredded on Twitter, again
Mike Lindell talks and talks and talks. Mostly, he just says things, like the kid who falsely tells you his dad is an astronaut and feels he's already in too deep so he keeps trying to make it believa...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this montage of Qnut madness at school board meetings in America for a good scare
If you want to know what QAnon disinformation does to a society, look no further than this terrifying montage of local school board meetings in the U.S. of A. Posted by @therecount on Twitter, some o...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Religious vaccine exemptions are mostly bunk
The Colombus Dispatch reports that the evangelical Christians loudly opposing COVID-19 vaccination on religious grounds are full of it. Apparently, only two sects of Christianity have an actual doctri...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Atlantic staff writer David Frum angers Trump voters by calling them obese drug abusers who enjoy "weirdly homoerotic fanfic images of Trump"
While being interviewed on Matt Lewis' podcast, Atlantic's David Frum has some advice for Trump voters, who he says are aging, obese, unhealthy, unhappy, and worshipful of Trump's questionable physica...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing New homeowner finds creepy doll behind wall with note about the murder of former residents
Jonathan Lewis recently moved into a new home in Liverpool, England and became curious about a wire emerging from a boarded-up section of wall. He cut a hole in the wall and discovered a ragdoll holdi...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch 40-foot wave of lava destroy everything in its path in Spain's La Palma Island
The Cumbre Vieja volcano volcano erupted on the island of La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday. The resulting massive wave of lava is creeping across the island, engulfing everything in its pa...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Fantastic animated pitch for King of the Hill (1996)
Hank Hill introduces the TV executives to the ensemble cast of King of the Hill. "I'd say y'all got the makings of a damn good cartoon here," Hank says.From Wikipedia:In early 1995, after the successf...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Check out this miniature, drivable James Bond Aston Martin DB5 with a $123,000 price tag
The Little Car Company is making only 125 No Time to Die Editions of its Aston Martin DB5 Junior. It's two-thirds the size of the original car and runs on batteries. Because it's smaller than the orig...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing How humans lost our tails
I find it unfair that humans don't have tails but monkeys do. More than 60 million years ago, the earliest primates did have tails that helped them not fall out of trees. Most primates still have tail...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Alabama population shrunk in 2020 due to Covid, first time in state's history
Last week, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the state's plan to "sue to block the implementation of Biden's vaccine mandates," according to the Alabama Political Reporter. Meanwhile, ...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Plants embedded with nanotechnology to make them glow, and they can be recharged!
MIT researchers created light-emitting plants that can glow for about an hour and recharged in just ten seconds using an LED. To make the glowing plants, they embedded the plants with specially-engine...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Sam Adams brewing the first beer made with space hops
People have sent all kinds of living things into space in order to observe how the vacuum might affect them. But it's taken some seven decades for someone to think of bringing hops, the vine-grown flo...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Raccoons in a feeding frenzy crowd around man handing out hot dogs
As this man in a raccoon cap sits on his back porch handing out frankfurters to dozens of feral and very rotund raccoons crowded around him and even perched on his shoulders, he marvels, "Idon'tknowwh...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Haruki Murakami on one of his favorite t-shirts
Record collector (and author) Haruki Murakami also has a penchant for t-shirts. Writing in the New Yorker, he comments on how he "amassed more t-shirts than I can store" and reveals one of his favorit...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing 'Fat Thor' calls down the lightning
Sometimes things just work out perfectly! This 'Fat Thor' was costumed up at Disneyland and some lightning hit at just the time right! View this post on Instagram A post shared by d...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch an excited Labrador pull a BBC reporter to the ground on live TV
Reminiscent of a vaudeville comedy act, BBC's weather reporter Carol Kirkwood appeared on live TV with Flash, a frisky guide dog, saying, "She's very well-behaved, I must say." For nearly a minute she...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Bill Gates on the lesson he's learned from associating with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein: "Well, he's dead"
Bill Gates appeared wary and nervous in an NPR interview yesterday, which included questions from Judy Woodruff that he was clearly not well-prepared to answer. Judy Woodruff: Do you draw any lessons ...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Bill Gates squirm when asked about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein on PBS News Hour
Bill Gates maintained, if not a friendship, a social relationship with Jeffrey Epstein for years after Epstein had been convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor. He was asked about this on PB...
03:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing A subreddit gives the "Herman Cain Award" to anti-vaxxers who die of Covid
Nearly 300,000 Redditors are in the r/HermanCainAward subreddit, and it's still growing rapidly. In it, Redditors posts story after story of Covid deaths, and the subreddit serves as a grim reminder o...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing This bundle of arts and crafts classes will help you find your new favorite hobby in a flash
Learning how to DIY is the perfect way to keep busy when we eventually have to go back to living in social isolation again, but some people just aren't quite sure where to learn how to create. Before ...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Chinese-Americans are more likely to be charged with espionage, according to a new study
The Committee of 100 has just released a comprehensive new study on racial disparities in US prosecutions under the Espionage Act, based on data from court filings featuring 276 individual defendants ...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing The ROT8000 cipher, for when ROT13 just isn't enough letters
Rot8000 is the unicode equivalent of Rot13, a formal version of the classic Ceasar Cipher in which messages are encrypted by cycling the characters half-way through the given alphabet. By cycling them...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Lithuania tells consumers to throw away Chinese-made phones because they have baked-in censorship tools
Reuters reports that the Lithuania's state-run cybersecurity department is warning people who have Xiaomi phones to get rid of them because they have a built-in ability to detect and censor terms such...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing The Family Guy's pro-COVID-19 vaccine PSA
Perhaps cartoons will convince people, as science seems to have failed....
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing The reigning king of hokum blues, Chris 'BadNews' Barnes has a new album
As a kid, Chris Barnes gave us the legendary Bad News Bear Tanner Boyle, now he is singing the blues.American Blues Scene:Chris "BadNews" Barnes, a formerSeinfeld,Curb Your Enthusiasm,30 Rock&Caro...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Giant inflatable moon escapes moon festival
This week saw the Moon Festival celebrated in Henan, China, but the moon escaped. Here's video of the giant inflatable satellite rolling away from its pursuers like a healthily-growing katamari.Meanwh...
01:41 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Brace yourself for these "sexy Bernie" Halloween costumes
There are so, so many odd "sexy" Halloween costumes for sale on the internet sexy American flag, booty short Bob Ross, tater tot minidress, sexy Russian vodka, and even sexy fake news. It may come as ...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Appall your friends on Halloween with Skeleboner!
Spirit Halloween, Halloween Express and Fun World are really rolling the bones with this one. Maybe Skeleboner, the skeleton one-sie with a "boner", will be a big hit, or maybe it will blow up in thei...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Great Scientists of the 21st Century
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...
01:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Woman believes Tucker Carlson contributed to the vaccine hesitancy that killed her father
Katie Lane feels Tucker Carlson's misinformation led to her father's reluctance to get the COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccine would very likely have kept Ms. Lane's father alive. Daily Beast:Referencing r...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing The Open Book Project: open source e-reader you can make yourself from parts
The Open Book Project is a set of instructions to make an open-source e-book reader, complete with code and manifesto. It's not a hack or alternative software for an existing commercial device, but a...
12:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A happy little cockatiel celebrating a special day
Do you remember from tippytaps It's been a long week, and it's only Tuesday. However, it is also the 21st of September, so here's a sweet little bird singing along to Earth, Wind...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing New statue of anonymous Bitcoin founder unveiled in Hungary for some reason
Satoshi Nakamoto is known as the man behind Bitcoin. Or at least, that's the name on the original white paper credited with devising the cryptocurrency. The name itself is believed to be a pseudonym, ...
12:36 pm GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Great mods for Casio's classic F-91W wristwatch, AKA the Terrorist Watch
Casio's F-91W is surely the most popular wristwatch of all time, so reliable and ubiquitous that it has never been out of production. At the height of the so-called war on terror, its use in IEDs led ...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Australia earthquake shakes TV studio
In this footage, things start to go sideways in the breakfast TV studio of Australia's ABC News.Anearthquakeof magnitude 5.8 struck near Melbourne in Australia. ABC journalists Michael Rowland and Ton...
11:39 am GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Mario animated using the supercooled atoms in a quantum computer
Physicists with the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms have just announced new success with a particular style of quantum computera "programmable quantum simulator". In this architecture, they tak...
11:38 am GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Police lay out smuggled KFC like a drug bust
Two New Zealand men violated Aukland's strict coronavirus lockdown by driving 75 miles outside the city, where rules are looser, to buy a large amount of KFC. Police on patrol passed the vehicle and n...
02:54 am GMT - Wed, September 22, 2021
BoingBoing Get the most peaceful sleep you've ever had with over $50 off this snoring stopper
Sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies. Whether we're taking a midday nap or tucking in for the night, it's quite literally how we recharge and "clean" our minds from the s...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing The bizarre MyPillow Guy now claims Alabama flipped 100,000 votes (yes, Trump won that state)
Even though the MyPillow Guy, aka Mike Lindell, is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for $1.3 billion for pushing Big Lie voter fraud conspiracies and blaming the fraud on voting machines, he's at...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this video to see how Laci Fay and her family live every aspect of their lives like its 1958
This woman lives every day like it's 1958 is a video from 2019 about a woman named Laci Fay, who has constructed a lifestyle of which every aspect is vintage. Laci's car, kitchen appliances, home deco...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing This monster name generator spits out 10 random names for monsters every time you click it
I often get stuck coming up with names for characters whether it be for a comic, short story, or a doll I'm making. This monster name generator spits out 10 random names for monsters or creepy charact...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Mary Kate and Ashley Olson's singing "Gimme Pizza" as kids feels like a bad drug trip when the video is slowed down
If you're in need of a chuckle, watch this creepy and hilarious slowed-down video of the Olson twins singing as children: Mary Kate and Ashley Olson – Gimme Pizza Song (Slowed Down). The video f...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Liquid Television's "Dogboy" was a bizarre show based off Charles Burns series from RAW magazine
Liquid Television was an animation showcase program that aired on MTV from 1991 to 1995. It was the origin of a couple of notorious cartoons such as Beavis and Butt-Head and on Flux. One of the shows ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this great animated video of Dean Martin's "Everybody Loves Somebody"
Antoni Sendra directed and animated this gorgeous video for Dean Martin's "Everybody Loves Somebody." Martin recorded the song in 1964 and it shot to the top of the billboard chart, replacing the The ...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Get a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited and a 2-screen monitor accessory in this epic bundle
There are lots of gizmos and gadgets for your computer out there these days, from ergonomic standing desks to fantastic apps that make daily tasks way easier. But when it comes to products that ensure...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing What will you do with your stack of fake $100 bills?
You could get into all sorts of mischief with this stack of a hundred phony $100 bills. The bills look so real that Adobe Photoshop wouldn't let me resize this photo. You can buy them on Amazon for ch...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Peter Doocy is crafty when he shortens Biden quote, but craftier Jen Psaki is quick to finish it
In true Fox fashion, Peter Doocy "quoted" Joe Biden when asking about booster shots, omitting half of what the president had said to make him look irresponsible. "Why did the president say in August, ...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing "So Long at the Fair" is an eerie 1950 mystery movie you can watch for free
Newly uploaded to The Internet Archive: So Long at the Fair (1950).From Wikipedia:The 1889 Paris Exposition serves as the backdrop for this eerie mystery, in which English tourist Vicky (Jean Simmons)...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing This 1984 commercial for Ayds diet candy has aged terribly
"I was overweight and looked terrible but Ayds helped me lose 46 pounds," says Gloria Toth of Bridgeport, Connecticut.Grab a Corona and enjoy these commercials for the defunct appetite suppressant can...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Sending clowns to hang around elementary schools proves to be a bad idea for a marketing campaign
The Speech Academy Asia, a public speaking program in Singapore, came up with the brilliant idea of sending clowns to hang around outside elementary schools and promote their offerings. Apparently the...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Searches are far more urgent for missing women when they are white
A report on Insider shares that over 710 indigenous women have gone missing in the same area as Gabbie Petito over the last 10 years. There is apparently a disparity in the effort, the resources, and ...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Guys take car with "Free Car" sign for a drive, find a body in the trunk
Two men in Mississippi found a parked car with a "free car" sign on it. The key was in the car. They hopped in and drove the car about 30 miles to a relative's house. When they opened the trunk, they ...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Jimmy Kimmel reveals comical hypocrisy when anti-vaxxers deal with Covid
Anti-vaxxers are both suspicious of Covid vaccine ingredients and unanimous in their stance against having to show proof of vaccination in order to gain entrance into public spaces (like restaurants o...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing "Mother of all lawsuits" quietly filed against Facebook, Zuck, Sandberg, Thiel, and more
On Twitter, Jason Kint shares that a massive and damning lawsuit was filed in Deleware last month against Facebook, and many of its executives, and board members relating to what they knew, hid, and l...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Richard H Kirk, co-founder of Cabaret Voltaire, RIP
Groundbreaking electronic musician Richard H Kirk, co-founder of Cabaret Voltaire, has died at age 65. From his earliest work in the early 1970s to the present, Kirk was a massive influence on countle...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Man who confessed to murder on TV found guilty of murder
Robert Durst, the obscenely wealth real estate scion and subject of the 2015 HBO documentary miniseries The Jinx, was convicted of murder earlier this month.The verdict, which came after about seven a...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing New DOOM mod sends you to the UK to battle Demon Margaret Thatcher from Hell
THE DEAD SPEAK!The world has heard a mysterious broadcast, a threat of revenge in the sinister voice of the late BARONESS MARGARET THATCHER. Faced with the return of one of humanity's greate...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Book: Elon Musk thinks Peter Thiel is a sociopath and Thiel thinks Musk is a fraud.
Max Chafkin has a new book coming about Silicon Valley billionare Peter Thiel and his business generation (including others in the "PayPal Mafia" who cashed out big when eBay bought them out). An exce...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing High temperatures are making Phoenix unlivable
Climate change and urban development are turning Phoenix, Arizona into a blast furnace. Last year, Phoenix suffered through 144 days of temperatures reaching 100 degrees or higher. Low-income areas of...
03:54 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Fortnite, now with really tough walls!
I haven't played any of Fortnite's current Chapter 2 Season 8, as I haven't really gotten around to it. Fortnightmares are back in the game, or so the trailer suggests, as it is Halloween time and I f...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Another great lesson in homemade beef jerky
A few months back I tried making beef jerky at home, and it was pretty good. Rather than set up my smoker, I simply set my home oven to around 175F and let the beef go. The beef I used was some pre-ma...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Men happily take vehicle with "FREE CAR" sign only to later find something unpleasant in the trunk
Two men in Byram, Mississippi spotted a vehicle on the side of the road with a "FREE CAR" sign on it and the key inside. They couldn't believe their luck and drove the car about 30 miles to a relative...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Arizona police department used federal Covid funds to buy high tech surveillance equipment
The city of Mesa Arizona is using $3.3 million in federal Covid funds to pay for CCTV cameras and "wall-to-wall" monitors to surveil people in public. Some of the funds will also go towards buying ful...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Police arrest men attempting to drive into locked-down Auckland with a trunk full of KFC and other things
On Sunday, police arrested two men attempting to drive into Auckland, New Zealand which is on extreme lockdown due to COVID-19everything is closed and people must stay home except for essential moveme...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Looks like Amazon is beating auto parts stores for convenience and price
Some kind soul needed a side-view mirror for a 2012 Ford F150. I also needed that mirror, however, this was apparently not the other party's concern. Those side view mirrors are pretty easy to remove,...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Penn and Teller explain vaccinations in 2010!
In a 2010 episode of Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, the magicians and science educators show why vaccinations are safe (and debunk the utter nonsense that vaccinations are linked to autism.) That was el...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Texas police chase ends in deadly shootout with suspect
This chopper footage shows the end of a police chase on a Texas highway and a brief but startling shootout between a pursuing officer and the suspect. The officer was shot in the arm, leading to some ...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing E-bike abandoned on New York Subway tracks blows up after being hit by train
A Citi bike in New York City was abandoned on train tracks at Steinway Street subway station last night, appearing to explode when a train arrived at the platform and struck it. There's some debate ov...
01:33 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Man who filmed Rodney King beating dies at 61
George Holliday, who filmed the savage beating of black motorist Rodney King by a gang of angry white cops from Los Angeles Police Department, is dead at 61.On March 3, 1991, Holliday stood on the bal...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Documetary about the Antarctic Snow Cruiser
If you're a fan of Kharkovchanka, the giant snow cruisers made by the Soviet Union, then you'll enjoy this mini-documentary about an American counterpart, the Antarctic Snow Cruiser. It was seventeen ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy clean tap water anywhere with this small water purifier and bottle
Staying hydrated is no joke in fact, up to 75% of people are chronically dehydrated, according to this Good Morning America report. And while there seems to be bottled water available just about anyw...
12:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Amid bus driver shortage, high school uses charter bus with stripper poles
Schools across the nation struggle with a bus driver shortage, and Massachusetts has been hit especially hard. This month, the state called in the National Guard to transport kids to school. One Bosto...
12:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing The Pointer Sisters sang Sesame Street's funky pinball counting song
How am I just finding out that it was *The Pointer Sisters* that sang the vocals for the pinball counting song on Sesame Street?! I'm shook! [Someone please revoke my Gen-X card, thank you.] I also ju...
12:43 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing The playa's first memeEat F*ck Killis part of a Sotheby's auction
WTF: Never in a million years would I have guessed that the message on some buttons I picked up at a flea market in 1997 would still have legs over 24 years later. In 2017 I told you about EAT FUCK KI...
12:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Trademarked "Tiffany Blue" liberated by artist in new paint shade: Tiff
British artist Stuart Semple has set "Tiffany Blue" free. You may remember he's the guy behind the blackest-black ink, the blackest-known substance, the pinkest pink, and the related battle with colo...
02:45 am GMT - Tue, September 21, 2021
BoingBoing Up your coffee game with over 25% off this programmable coffee maker
Every coffee lover knows that nothing beats a freshly brewed pot of joe. It's the drink millions of Americans have settled on as their pick-me-up of choice for their morning, mid-day, and even at nigh...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Read "The Truth," a 1964 SF story by Stanislaw Lem never before published in English
Polish science fiction author Stanislaw Lem (1921 2006) known for his sophisticated, philosophical stories and novels like Solaris wrote the 9,500-word "The Truth" in 1964. For the first time, it's...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Masters of Horror is the perfect show to binge for Halloween
I love watching horror shows and movies to celebrate the time leading up to Halloween. This year, my friend introduced me to a show called Masters of Horror and I can't get enough of it. Mick Garris c...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing This tripod-selfie stick is fantastic
I am very happy with this combination tripod and selfie stick.Insta360 makes some cool 360 cameras, but their selfie stick with a grip that converts into a tripod is invaluable. It serves as a monopod...
08:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Scenes from a vintage circus perserved on film
Circus Day In Our Town (1949) is an old black-and-white 15-minute film presenting footage from a 1949 circus. The film shows clowns putting on their makeup, folks walking around the fairgrounds, many ...
08:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Scenes from a vintage circus preserved on film
Circus Day In Our Town (1949) is an old black-and-white 15-minute film presenting footage from a 1949 circus.  The film shows clowns putting on their makeup, folks walking around the fairgrounds,...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Ba-de-ya, why Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" nonsense lyric stayed in the song
"Never let the lyric get in the way of the groove."Do you remember? It's been a few years since I've shared the story behind the lyrics of Earth, Wind & Fire's big hit "September." But, it's a goo...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Clean up your golf game from home or the office with this PhiGolf simulator
As the summer fades, it's become painfully clear that we spent less time doing the things we love and more time burning the candle at both ends at the office, having severe anxiety over all things COV...
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A humongous wooden violin rides along gondolas in Venice
A beautiful wooden violin couldn't blend in with the gondolas in Venice's Grand Canal on Saturday, even if it tried. As it floated down a canal, its passengers a live string quartet played music by ...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Bored with your hair? This living plant-wig could be just what you need
Many of us are still growing out our DIY quarantine-haircuts, and are getting impatient. The Living, Growing Plant Wig by "SusanLand" may be exactly what you need to cover up the awkward phase of your...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's popularity is plunging in new poll
Governor Greg Abbott is setting a fine example of how to plummet in popularity. The far-right Republican politician, who in Texas has made it harder to vote, prohibited vaccine and mask mandates in lo...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's popularity is plunging says new poll
Governor Greg Abbott is setting a fine example of how to plummet in popularity. The far-right Republican politician who in Texas has made it harder to vote, prohibited vaccine and mask mandates in lo...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Why I listed to Boards of Canada's "Music Has the Right to Children" more than any other album
Music Has the Right to Children by the Scottish electronic band Boards of Canada is one of the albums in my music library that I've listened to the most. This is the band's debut studio album from 199...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Why I listen to Boards of Canada's "Music Has the Right to Children" more than any other album
Music Has the Right to Children by the Scottish electronic band Boards of Canada is one of the albums in my music library that I've listened to the most. This is the band's debut studio album from 199...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Auction of Ricky Jay's astounding collection of magic books, ephemera, and curiosities
Along with being one of the greatest card magicians in history, Ricky Jay was an esteemed collector of books and ephemera documenting the history of magic, hokum, and strange exhibitions. If you enjoy...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing These vintage computer book cover graphics are a dial-up wormhole back to the 1980s
Redditor ForeverMozart posted a wonderful collection of 1980s computer book covers. I hope they inspire a slew of Vaporwave cassette J-cards....
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Feed additive reduces cow methane output by 55%
Methane produced from cows (cow farts and burps) contribute greatly to the harmful emissions on our planet and are a contributor to global warming. As a way to counteract the methane output from beef ...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing The 17-minute video describes the bizarre Cicada 3301 mystery
I've heard bits and pieces about Cicada 3301, which is rumored to be an elaborate alternate realty game, an anonymous pro-privacy collective's search for new members, or an unknown intelligence agency...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Canada heads to the polls
Liberal Party Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surely regrets calling an early general election in Canada: his party slipped in the polls soon afterward and the expected easy ride got hairy fast. At one ...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: San Francisco teacher lives in a nice yurt in her parent's backyard
Housing is incredibly expensive in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here's a teacher who decided to set up a two-story yurt+dome (yome) in her parent's backyard to avoid the crazy rents. She bought it used...
03:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the very different demo of Eminem's "Lose Yourself"
Before Eminem's anthemic "Lose Yourself" was featured in the 2002 film 8 Mile, there was an earlier demo version of the song with very different lyrics. No mom's spaghetti!In the interview below from ...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Brazil's anti-vax president Bolsonaro forced to eat pizza outside in NYC
Last week, Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro declared he would not get vaccinated before attending this week's UN General Assembly in New York. "Why would I get vaccinated?" the confuse...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Get ready! 'Castaway' meets 'WALL-E' with a dash of 'Turner and Hooch'
Tom Hanks stars opposite a dog and a TI99/4A with a speech emulation pack in the new dystopian future "Fitch."I think society is in such a screwed-up place it is time for a Tom Hanks film jam-packed w...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this J6 rally participant's astounding reaction to a CNN reporter showing him video of the attack on the Capitol
At Saturday's right wing J6 rally on Saturday, CNN reporter Shimon Prokupecz asked a participant, who clearly takes his fashion cues from the QAnon Shaman, about the January 6 assaults on Capitol poli...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Restaurant with a no-mask rule kicks out mask-wearing family
A family with an immunocompromised four-year-old son was ejected from Hang Time, a bar and restaurant in Rowlett, Texas for wearing masks. According to Natalie Wester, she and her husband were approac...
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Here's a fantastic supercut of the movie references seen in Seinfeld
"I'm still big. It's bootlegs that got small." ...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Ikea to sell undermounted chargers that turn desks and shelves into wireless Qi points
The Sjmrke [Ikea] wireless charger turns your desk or shelf into a Qi wireless charging spot, so long as it's less than 22mm thick.Do a magic trick and charge your phone directly on the tabletop or sh...
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing New beer too strong for some U.S. states
A limited-run beer from Samuel Adams is too strong for some U.S. states: its 28% ABV is illegal in 15 of them.The brewer releases a new version of its Utopias brand every two years, and the twelfth ed...
02:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Pro-Putin party wins election. Look at these videos of election fraud
The United Russia party won a large parliamentary majorityin the election this weekend, and opponents are crying foul. They have many videos showing people stuffing ballot boxes at polling centers. Cr...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing How a terrible boss accidentally inspired the snarky cross-stitch genre
Subversive Cross Stitch has been around for many years but I never knew its origin story until this week. Its founder, Julie Jackson, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand her business a...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Police use Tesla's autopilot to stop the car after drunk driver passes out
Tesla's autopilot feature has been in the news latelypropelled by stories about it causing crashes, sometimes fatal, when drivers rely on it too heavily.Now comes a tale of police using autopilot to p...
01:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing 3D pipes screensaver recreated as a single-serving website
Behold the 3D pipes of dim and flickering memory, now reborn in your browser with all the features and powers you ever dreamed off, including free flight and unlimited resolution.Includes both Utah Te...
01:29 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Making concrete on Mars by blending local dust with astronaut blood
A famous scene from the movie The Martian is when the astronaut stranded on Mars is forced to use his own poop as fertilizer to grow potatoes.Now a research group at the University of Manchester has p...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing A TikTok-er's hideously humorous redesigns are being used by major brands
"I graduated college with a degree in design and I redesigned some popular logos I think we can all agree are ugly," says Emily Zugay on her TikTok account. She proceeds to redesign iconic logos into ...
01:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Sears closes its last department in Illinois, its home state
Almost one hundred years ago, in 1925, Sears moved beyond its catalog business and opened its first department store in Chicago. Now, the chain's last Illinois department store is shutting its doors. ...
01:03 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Police chief paid $50 to woman to rape minor relative of hers, say feds. She's convicted and he's facing trial.
Kristen Naylor-Legg was paid $50 to bring a 17-year-old relative to Larry Allen Clay Jr, then the police chief of Gauley Bridge, so that he could rape her, say prosecutors in West Virginia. She pleade...
01:03 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Police chief paid woman $50 so he could rape her 17-year-old relative, feds say. She's convicted and he's going on trial.
Kristen Naylor-Legg was paid $50 to bring a 17-year-old relative to Larry Allen Clay Jr, then the police chief of Gauley Bridge, so that he could rape her, say prosecutors in West Virginia. She pleade...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing These beginner watercolor painting courses can turn you into a regular old Claude Monet
Got a stroke of genius and nowhere to make your mark? Sounds like you could use some help in the art department. You could go back to art school and get in-person lessons, but people are full of germs...
12:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Texas doctor says he gave woman abortion to defy state ban
Dr. Alan Braid said this weekend that he had performed an abortion for a woman in Texas, defying the state's new ban on them after about 6 weeks of pregnancy: "I fully understood that there could be l...
12:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Texas doctor says he gave woman abortion in defiance of state ban
Dr. Alan Braid said this weekend that he had performed an abortion for a woman in Texas, defying the state's new ban on them after about 6 weeks of pregnancy: "I fully understood that there could be l...
12:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Monsterama, a gorgeous retro horror-art zine by a UK tattoo artist
Just in time for Halloween, the second edition of the zine Monsterama ($20) is out and it's a real looker. UK-based tattooist Allan Graves put together "old horror graphics, like those beloved dr...
12:19 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing AI draws movie posters based on textual descriptions of films
Noah Veltman took textual descriptions of several famous movies, then fed them to an AI — to have it generate a graphical version of what the text describes.The result: AI movie posters.That one...
12:18 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Project Veritas scammed out of $165,000 by a phishing email
Project Veritas, the conservative media group known for staging "sting operations" with hidden cameras where they trick people into saying things out of context that "confirm" right-wing conspiracy th...
12:17 pm GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Tom Selleck explains reverse mortgages, for real
A reverse mortgage is when you sell your house to the bank but they let you occupy it until you die. That's the pitch, anyway: the reality is that it's a complex and obfuscated form of loan hawked thr...
02:45 am GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing This Indiegogo-funded charging cable does way more than charge your devices
Between the pictures from your vacation you need to send to your mother-in-law to the files you need to upload for the meeting tomorrow, your digital tasks are on overload, to say the very least. And ...
01:06 am GMT - Mon, September 20, 2021
BoingBoing Quirky song blames boomers for wrecking everything
Oakland-based Tight Pajamas have released a new ditty called Boomer's Lament. Susie Davis of the band wrote me:Sept 16th is the 65th anniversary of the release of Play-Doh, and the perfect day to...
11:09 pm GMT - Sun, September 19, 2021
BoingBoing Body matching description of Gabby Petito found near Grand Teton National Park
#VanLife couple Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito left in July for what was supposed to be a four-month trip. However, Brian Laundrie came home to Florida early, on September 1st, without Gabby Petito. ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 19, 2021
BoingBoing Clean up your storage on your Apple device with over $100 off this top-rated app
We probably all have a dozen apps right now that share and save pictures and videos. Between Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, and a handful of others, there's just so much visual data floating a...
07:26 pm GMT - Sun, September 19, 2021
BoingBoing Spray paints tested
Project Farm performed an unusually rigorous set of tests on different brands of spray paint, then left out the painted panels in the elements for a year. He even sprayed the hood of his truck to see ...
06:10 pm GMT - Sun, September 19, 2021
BoingBoing "Sand" among finalists for National Toy Hall of Fame
The National Toy Hall of Fame has named twelve finalists, and one is the prehistoric substance sand, which the National Toy Hall of Fame says "may be the most universal and oldest toy in the world."Th...
05:10 pm GMT - Sun, September 19, 2021
BoingBoing Someone in Russia tried to steal a bunch of cryogenically-frozen human brains
Futurism has the most reliable reporting on the strange case of Valeria Udalova, co-founder and CEO of KrioRus, a Russian cryogenics company that specializes in freezing the cadavers and brains of the...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 19, 2021
BoingBoing Feast your eyes on 14 drones that will change your aerial video game
Whether you want to capture a bird's eye view of the coast on your seaside vacation or love to see what's going on at the neighbor's barbeque next door, a quality drone can really come in handy. But n...
12:34 pm GMT - Sun, September 19, 2021
BoingBoing Yet another subscription service emerges this time, from Taco Bell
Attention tacoholics! Capitalism's invisible hand has provided yet another subscription service, but this time it's… for tacos. Whether anyone ever asked for this is unclear. Taco Bell is testin...
12:33 pm GMT - Sun, September 19, 2021
BoingBoing Google Japan makes potato chips with a "Googley Salty Flavor"
In Japan, Google is promoting the Pixel 6 with potato chips. Bags come in five color palates to match the phones, but each shares a "Googley Salty Flavor" which I'm dying to2ws taste. Unfortunately, a...
12:32 pm GMT - Sun, September 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a real-life sonic tractor beam in action
I don't know which cluster of words sounds more awesomely on its own "sonic tractor beam" or "acoustic levitation." Either way, as you can see in the video above, engineers have made some pretty impr...
02:45 am GMT - Sun, September 19, 2021
BoingBoing This mini wood dock for your MagSafe charger offers a sleek way to keep it secure
For what it's worth, the past year and a half have given you a lot of opportunities to buy some really cool stuff for your desk setup. Maybe it came up in your targeted ads while you spent hours of th...
08:47 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Don't use work laptops for personal stuff
If it isn't obvious, there are grave dangers lying in wait if you use your work-assigned laptop for personal use. The Verge's Monica Chin explains.The most important thing to remember is that if you'r...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Learn how to be the owner your dog deserves with this training-and-grooming bundle
Owning a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences. However, if you're someone who has owned one, you've undoubtedly figured out just how challenging taking care of your four-legged friend can ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Read these exclusive excerpts from Martin Olson's "The Conquest of Heaven: Encyclopaedia of Hell ll"
My friends at Feral House books just published my friend Martin Olson's new book, The Conquest of Heaven: Encyclopaedia of Hell ll, which was designed by my friend Sean Tejaratchi. What a stellar line...
03:41 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Minnesota wants drivers to use these "document pouches" to avoid getting executed by cops for reaching into the glove box
Simon says keep your hands where I can see them. "License and registration,please." It's what we expect to hear when law enforcement stops us for a moving violation. But today, many motorists ask them...
03:04 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Right-wing rally today in D.C. has everyone on edge
Angry conservatives are expected to gather to D.C. today for the first right-wing rally there since the Jan. 6 riot, during which the U.S. Capitol was sacked by a mob of Trump supporters trying to sto...
03:04 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Right-wing rally today in D.C. has everyone on edge (Update: but so far attendees outnumbered by media)
Angry conservatives are expected to gather to D.C. today for the first right-wing rally there since the Jan. 6 riot, during which the U.S. Capitol was sacked by a mob of Trump supporters trying to sto...
02:37 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Boogaloo Boy who livestreamed himself "hunting" cops jailed for 50 years for attempted murder and "hate crime"
Aaron Caleb Swenson, 38, was found guilty Thursday of attempting to murder a cop and violating Texas's Hate Crime statute. He was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for attempted murder, 20 years for ...
01:37 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Brian Laundrie, guy who returned without fiancee Gabrielle Petito from vanlife trip, has gone "missing"
Gabrielle Petito and her fiance Brian Laudrie went on an oft-Instagrammed #vanlife trip, but only Laundrie returned. His indifferent and unhelpful behavior since has made him a "person of interest" in...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing These Movo products on sale will have anyone ready for their closeup in the next viral TikTok video
Before COVID, we used minimal social media to post about cats and our kids. Now, social is a hotspot for viral dances, serious political discussions, and goofy Karen videos the world licks their chops...
12:27 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing This charming 101-year-old lobsterwoman has no plans to stop
101-year-old Virginia Oliver has faithfully trapped lobsters since the Great Depression. She still maintains her traps off the coast of Maine on a boat called the "Virginia", now working with her 78-y...
12:27 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Trump says Jan 6 rioters are being "persecuted so unfairly," voices support for Saturday's far-right Capitol rally
Rioters at the January 6 insurrection committed over 1,000 assaults on police officers. As many members of the deadly mob now face justice, Trump says they are being "persecuted so unfairly."A "Justic...
12:24 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Law enforcement busts $31 million counterfeit coupon scheme
A Virginia mother of three named Lori Ann Talens worked from a desktop computer in her Virginia home, attracting little attention. Few people knew that she was running one of the largest fraudulent co...
12:23 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing VanLife influencer disappears and boyfriend refuses to talk to police
Two people left on a trip but only one came home. Over the past few days, I've been absolutely captivated by this #VanLife-gone-wrong saga. Pleasant photos of hikes, scenery, and a small white van fil...
12:21 pm GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Only one country is anywhere near meeting its Paris Climate Accord goals
The day after I turned 30, my job put me on a plane to France to report on the historic 2015 Paris Climate Accords as part of a partnership with the United Nations. It was a momentous occasion, that f...
02:25 am GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing This anti-snoring mask will help you get the ultimate sleep without the pricey trip for a sleep study
The world's been in pretty rough shape these days, and if you're under the constant stress of day-to-day living in 2021, your sleep is most certainly taking a hit. Even if you're a sound sleeper, the ...
01:59 am GMT - Sat, September 18, 2021
BoingBoing Home camera catches U.S. Marshal slugging unarmed, handcuffed black suspect
Footage from a door-mounted camera in Jackson, Missouri, shows three U.S. Marshals and a detainee in handcuffs. One of the three officers looks around, evidently fails to see the camera, then clubs th...
10:20 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing The RSPCA's disturbing 1987 "Shoot a Dog" video
RSPCA Shoot a Dog is a 1987 video from the UK's largest animal welfare charity, the RSPCA. In this short video, an adorable dog sits there while an eerie version of "How Much Is That Doggy in the Wind...
09:36 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing How I treat my Seasonal Affective Disorder
It's getting darker earlier. There's Christmas stuff out at Costco. You know what that means? The flat, tired, disinterested feeling you may be starting to feel is seasonal depression which all human...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Get over $375 off HotSpot Shield VPN Premium and surf the web securely and privately
Whether we want to admit it or not, 2021 has presented truly fruitful for viruses, both of the biological and technological variety. Sure, most of the time hacks and breaches are usually on a larger s...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Southwest Airlines will reward vaccinated workers with extra pay and cut Covid sick days for the unvaxxed
Southwest Airlines is clamping down on anti-vax shenanigans, offering an enticing perk to employees who are either fully vaccinated or will be by November 15th: they will receive 16 hours of extra pay...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing This stainless steel jigger makes it easy to measure small liquid amounts
This littlestainless steel jiggerfrom OXO is angled and has markings that make it easy to pour a precise amount of liquor or other liquid. The markings go from a quarter ounce up to two ounces....
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing 5 must-have GardenJoy tools that won't break the bank
From shelves that can't manage to stay level to weeds that grow faster than your beard, there are lots of things to tend to around the house these days. And if your tool arsenal is looking a little sp...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing LAPD: to infect and serve?
It would appear that an impressive number of Los Angeles Police Department employees are seeking religious exemptions from vaccination for COVID-19. While the City of Los Angeles has mandated vaccines...
05:25 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing This stop-motion short from 1933 is perfect nightmare fuel
The Peanut Vendor is a charming and unintentionally terrifying animation from 1933. This black and white, two-minute short, features a creepy monkey puppet who sings a song about the "peanut vendor." ...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing This 1950s Sugar Crisp Cereal commercial sparks joy
This adorable 1950s commercial for Sugar Crisp Cereal surpasses the cuteness levels of any commercial on television today. It features three adorable bears who sing about the joys of sugar crisp cerea...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this peaceful Japanese curry udon noodles recipe
This video for Japanese curry udon noodles calls for onions, garlic, spinach, spices, lotus roots, different kinds of mushrooms. The cook even makes the noodles by hand. It reminds me of a dish Link w...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A middle school sets record for most cereal boxes tipped domino style, and it's incredible
This video is incredible not only for the skill and patience it took to successfully set up 6,391 cereal-boxes, domino-style, at Long Beach Middle School in New York, but also for the sheer size and l...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Louisiana Walmart worker quits job over PA system
After five years at the Carencro, Louisianna Walmart, Beth McGrath got fed up with the working conditions at the store and aired her grievances over the PA system for all to hear.Her full rant:Attenti...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Every book banned by an all-white Pennsylania school board is by a non-white author
When an all-white Pennsylvania school board was asked why every book it unanimously banned was written by a non-white author, they said is was just a coincidence. The Central York School District baor...
04:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Massive and magnificent creatures created from leftover rice straw
In Niigata, Japan, artists create astounding creatures from rice straw, a byproduct of rice production. Called Wara Art, the sculptures are created in a collaboration between Niigata City residents an...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this woman impersonate celebrities approaching your dog on the street
Mary Elizabeth Kelly is is great at mimicking the voices and mannerisms of actors like Jennifer Coolidge, Winona Ryder, Drew Barrymore, and Sydney Sweeney. She is also able to shape shift so she looks...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing NYC police confiscated thousands of dirt bikes and are crushing them. Here's video of them doing so with a bulldozer.
"Anyone out there has an illegal dirt bike, don't even think about it because the NYPD will find it and will crush it," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday.Then he had two bulldozers do ...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Mike Lindell and Jim Bakker join forces to peddle "Children's Bible Pillows" to help them fight the Devil
MeinPillow tycoon Mike Lindell teamed up with sleazy serial felony fraudster Jim Bakker and a gaggle of head-bobbing, cooing sycophants to sell "Children's Bible Pillows" to support their efforts to "...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Netflix's The Queen's Gambit had one line about woman chess player Nona Gaprindashvili. She is now suing them
Netflix's The Queen's Gambit, a mini-series based on Walter Tevis's 1983 novel of the same name, is about a woman chess player, Beth Harmon, who becomes world champion in 1968. Although it's fictional...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Covid killing more cops than any other cause
Encouraged by their unions to resist vaccination requirements, more cops are being killed by Covid than by any other cause, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. Another organization tallied 13...
02:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing DIY double-decker RV angering neighbors in Seattle
There are plenty of RVs parked in cities where absurd housing prices and skyrocketing rents make it impossible for residents to live in traditional homes. But this RV in Seattle's hipster Ballard neig...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Lawsuit filed after schoolteacher cuts mixed-race kid's hair to "even it out"
An elementary schoolteacher in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, was reprimanded after cutting a 7-year-old's hair to "even it out" after a classmate hacked some off; the mixed-race girl's parents are also su...
02:29 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Underwater video of flamingos eating looks like a Pixar movie
This video from the San Diego Zoo of flamingos dipping their heads into water as they eat looks like a scene from a Pixar movie. As described by the zoo, "these pretty in pink birds feed by sucking in...
02:17 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing There is no shocking thing in this trailer for the new Guillermo del Toro movie
Guillermo del Toro is making a film noir movie, Nightmare Alley, with no monsters, although the trailer mentions monsters a lot and it is set at a carnival.With beautiful sets, costumes, makeup, and a...
02:04 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Horror artist transforms $2 Disney "Frozen" coloring book into a nightmarish gallery of monsters
Watch horror artist Jordan Persegati reveal the demons lurking inside this $2 Disney "Frozen" coloring book. His wonderful line work brings out Olaf's true evil. Do you want to be a snowmonster?...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Microsoft doesn't require passwords anymore
Microsoft users might be able to throw away the sticky note taped to their laptop: the company introduced a new option to delete password authentication. Microsoft uses its authenticator app, fingerpr...
01:20 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing This CBD balm can help ease aches as the world opens up again
Studies show that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of many who might not have had such problems before, and it's hardly surprising given the plight New York City experienced throug...
12:58 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Woman not a vaccine hoochie
I understand this is a few weeks old (an eternity in Covid death cult moon phases), but I cannot find it in our archives and it's important these things are saved for posterity. ...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing "Black Me Out" review a powerful journey through punk rock and gender dysphoria
Black Me Out is a new Audible original from the company's "Words + Music" series, written and narrated by Laura Jane Grace, the singer of Against Me! and the author of the provocative music memoir Tra...
12:26 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing "Alt-right" domain registrar hacked, reportedly deanonymizing domain owners
Epik, an internet services company that's provided hosting and domain name services to right-wing sites such as Parler, Gab and the recently-infamous Texas abortion snitch site, was hacked this week a...
12:09 pm GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing The true history of Ivermectin
This 11-minute video looks at the history of the horse dewormer Ivermectin and how an unpublished, fraudulent paper (which was later retracted) became the basis of the current Covidiot cure. Trigger w...
11:53 am GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing A web tool that converts PDF scientific papers into HTML
The folks at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence just released an intriguing tool — "Paper to HTML", which lets you upload a scientific paper and it turns it into an HTML web page.Th...
11:53 am GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing On the joys of pairing champagne with McDonalds'
Over at Lifehacker, Claire Lower makes a surprisingly compelling case for pairing champagne with fast food:I've talked about Champagne's ability to make fatty food sing before, with a focus on Th...
04:18 am GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Bright Cellars is making wine selection a lot easier and a lot tastier
There's a reason why the movie Sideways was such a hit with audiences. Sure, it had a great cast and a fun script, but part of its success was baked into its premise. It was a comedy about people who ...
01:16 am GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing This ultra-compact, totally wireless portable charger is only $24
Nothing is worse than having your devices die when you're out and about. Sure, standard portable power banks will do the trick, but most are too bulky to carry around in your pockets. Plus, then you h...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, September 17, 2021
BoingBoing Prince Philip's will to be kept secret for 90 years
The last will and testament of Queen Elizabeth's consort, Philip, will be kept secret for 90 years to protect her "dignity and standing". Whatever indignities and unstandings therein lie were permanen...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Never miss a single detail with a digital microscope like this on your hands
No matter how good your vision may be, the naked eye sure misses a lot. Like if you ever look up close at a Van Gogh painting all those brush strokes and swirls are the magic behind any of the artist...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Newsmax host flips out when veteran says Trump is partially to blame for Afghanistan
Not cut out for real news, Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield blew a gasket when his guest, Iraq War veteran Joe Saboe, dared to slightly criticize Trump. On the subject of Afghanistan Wednesday night, Sa...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing I love Dirty Girls
"Dirty Girls" is an outstanding short documentary made by a teenager 1996 about a group of teenage riot grrrls at a Los Angeles high school. These girls were named the "dirty girls" by their peers due...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing This video of a hippie chick on LSD is awe inspiring
This vintage video of a hippie woman talking about LSD is enchanting to watch and listen to. She's so articulate and insightful about what the psychedelic experience has taught her. She talks about th...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Ghostbusters left behind electronic device at "haunted" museum, causing a bomb scare
Staff at True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum in King's Lynn, England freaked out on Sunday upon finding an odd wooden box containing electronic components. The box was inside one of the museum's restored fi...
07:38 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Magnetic phone mount for cars
I've tried many different phone mounts, and this cheap magnetic one is the best. It's a rubberized magnet that attaches to a car vent. It comes with a metallic sticker to attach to the back of your ph...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Geese are fascinated by harmonica player in the park
Geese gather around man playing the harmonica at the Daan Forest Park in Taipei.The geese are named Qiqi and Fanfan in case you were wondering.(:Luby Liao) pic.twitter.com/4rgoNjCV2z— GoodNewsCo...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Racist, violent Colorado gang that engages in a "consistent pattern of illegal behavior" turns out to be the police department
The Colorado Department of Law concluded a 14-month investigation into the Aurora Police Department, finding that the department "uses excessive force and racially biased police practices and violates...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Police cite man creeping on beach dressed as Halloween's Michael Myers
On Monday as Hurricane Nicholas was approaching Texas, police were called to a Galveston beach where a gentleman was creeping around dressed as Halloween's Michael Myers, complete with mask and bloody...
06:40 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Sir Clive Sinclair, 19402021
Clive Sinclair, the British entrepreneur whose tiny and inexpensive gadgets pioneered a computing revolution in the UK and beyond, is dead at 81. [The Guardian. Joel Johnson]His daughter, Belinda, sa...
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Become an SEO master with this toolset for under $75
For anyone looking to establish an online brand, finding and reaching out to your target audience directly can be a daunting task. After all, how do you know which keywords or topics will reach direct...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Are these the greatest songs of all time?
Rolling Stone magazine just released its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time," as selected by artists, writers, and music industry folks. Here are the top 10:1 Aretha Franklin "Respect" 19672 ...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Hollywood could soon get a wild-looking high-rise, called The Star
MAD Architects, the Chinese firm that designed the ultra-groovy Lucas Museum currently under construction in Los Angeles's Exposition Park, has another far-out building design that developers are hopi...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: A cat is supposed to catch mice, but this one shares his water with a stray mouse
So much for basic instincts. You'd think that when a mouse entered a house in Punta Arenas, Chile, family member Simon, a black cat, would have done what all other cats do and catch the little creatur...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. life spans "falling significantly behind those in similarly wealthy European countries"
A paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research reports that Americans die earlier than Europeans in every age group.From The Atlantic:Average life expectancysurged above 80 years oldin just abo...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing A maniacal Bezos plots for world dominance with vulva-shaped space station in hilarious new sketch
Comedian Julie Nolke's "Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self" was hands down her best sketch until today's brilliant performance in "My Call with Jeff Bezos." Nolke plays two wicked villains a Rus...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing A Missouri cave filled with 1,000-year-old indigenous paintings sold at auction and the Osage Nation want it back
Located in Warren County, Missouri, the "Picture Cave" is a natural chamber with walls covered in hundreds of paintings created 1,000 years ago by indigenous people in the region. On Tuesday, the cave...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing The animated 'The Addams Family 2' trailer looks fun to me
I have enjoyed every incarnation of Charlie Addams' The Addams Family. The first animated film gave me the opportunity to introduce my daughter to television shows, movies, and Cousin It.While I enjoy...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Joy Reid angers Republicans for calling them a "creepy little COVID-loving death cult"
Republicans are upset by MSNBC hostJoy Reid's description of them as a "creepy little COVID-loving death cult." She also told them, "You want it pumping through your veins with an ivermectin chaser."R...
02:54 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Jim Carrey prank Norm Macdonald at the real house used in Hitchcock's Psycho
In 1999, Jim Carrey was filming Man on the Moon, about eccentric comedian Andy Kaufman. He invited his pal Norm Macdonald (RIP) for lunch on the Universal Studios backlot where the iconic Psycho house...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing This company went on Shark Tank in 2018, now they're a leading force in alcohol-related health
Tossing back a few with friends is tough enough as you get older. But if you're trying to lead a health-conscious lifestyle while still enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two…well, that can be a ...
01:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing The weird new conspiracy theory that the Internet has been dead for 5 years
Thanks to a recent installation of The Atlantic's ongoing series about conspiracy thinking in America, I just learned that the Internet is dead. And that everyone on the Internet including, presumabl...
01:44 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing UK Supreme Court will serve Virginia Guiffre's lawsuit on Prince Andrew
Virginia Guiffre, a survivor of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking ring, says she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew and has sued him for damages. Prince Andrew has avoided being ser...
01:44 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Her Majesty's High Court of Justice in England will serve Virginia Guiffre's lawsuit on Prince Andrew
Virginia Guiffre, a survivor of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking ring, says she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew and has sued him for damages. Prince Andrew has avoided being ser...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing These songs have lyrics that teach you a dance
Quite a few songs apparently do not trust the listener to dance of their own volition.My favorite is probably the Time Warp.For folks who want something with a little less flair, there is Kylie's Loco...
01:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Putin says Kremlin has Covid problem
Russian premier Vladimir Putin said that "dozens" of his own staff have tested positive for Covid and that he himself is in isolation due to contact with them. He has not himself received a positive t...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Oh My, Roger! Trump crony Roger Stone served lawsuit live on air
Roger Stone, the political consultant and convicted felon pardoned by Donald Trump before serving a day of his 40-month jail term, has more legal trouble to deal with. He was served a civil lawsuit, r...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing ICUs full of COVID-19 patients forced into leaving people with treatable conditions to die
Across the United States, hospitals are overflowing with COVID-19 patients. Many, if not most to nearly all, of these folks refused a vaccine that would almost certainly have kept them home to recove...
12:54 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Sheriff's deputy says he was told to play copyrighted music in hapless attempt to prevent video of him being uploaded
Police wishing not to be filmed in public occasionally play popular music in the belief that the copyrighted material will prevent the footage from being uploaded or shared. Too clever by far, the tec...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Dog solves problem
Good boy, Theo....
11:39 am GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Beware of "beaning," a trend where teens pour baked beans on doorsteps
Bizarre teen social media challenges are nothing new (recall the cinnamon challenge, Beezin', the Kylie Jenner lip challenge, the condom challenge, Tide Pod challenge, and more). A new one, "beaning,"...
11:35 am GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Cross your fingers: the world's largest container ship heads for the Suez Canal
In one of 2021's many odd plot twists, container ship Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week in March, creating a traffic jam of hundreds of vessels and a major disruption in global trade...
11:34 am GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Docuseries LuLaRich exposes the predatory, pyramid scheme-like practices of a multi-level marketing company
The makers of Hulu's Fyre documentary expose a new scammy subject: multi-level marketing. LuLaRoe sells stretchy patterned clothing, but their main business is selling a dream of financial freedom to ...
11:33 am GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Here's how Jeopardy wizard Matt Amodio got so good at trivia
Matt Amodio is a Yale Computer Science PhD student and when he's not working, he gets lost in Wikipedia. Amodio's episodes are airing now, and he's currently ranked third for most consecutive episodes...
05:30 am GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Lemonade is the number one rental insurance option in customer satisfaction. Here's why.
Airlines. Cable companies. Pharmaceutical firms. Banks. Those industries show up every year on lists of America's most hated companies. It's seldom for the products they actually produce. It's usually...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, September 16, 2021
BoingBoing Get a leg up on everyone in the office with these Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets guides
A lot has changed since you started your career behind the keyboard, and if you can't keep up with the times, the generation in front of you will swoop in and eat you alive. Sure, you could retire ear...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing $150 "Qux" gadget sure looks a lot like this generic Linux TV box that wholesalers list for $15
There's some buzz on the internet about the Qux ("Cucks", see), a mysterious gadget being marketed at the MAGA crowd. Its Indiegogo campaign went into orbit, with more than a thousand people apparentl...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Two Thousand Maniacs is one of the first classic gore movies
Two Thousand Maniacs is a thrilling 1964 horror movie, and you can watch it for free here. Herschel Gordon Lewis, a pioneer of gore films, directed this classic which stars 1963 Playboy Playmate Conni...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Here's a mundane but oddly captivating Blockbuster training video from the 1990s
Are You at Risk? Is a Blockbuster training video from 1990 that instructs employees on how to handle injuries in the store as well as how to help people who have come in contact with hazardous materia...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki on why Republicans in congress are easy to ignore
Every time you turn around, another Psaki bomb.'I don't think the president is looking for the guidance of members of Congress who stood by while the leader of their party fomented an insurrection' J...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing These two guys re-made Raiders of the Lost Ark, shot-by-shot
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation was made by three creative Mississippi teens Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos, and Jayson Lamb over a seven-year period. The boys began making their own adaptation o...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing A cursing parrot hurls vulgar insults at its cat buddy
A chatty cat is stuck with the most crotchety parrot companion imaginable. The meowing kitty can't get a word in edgewise without the crude African grey, named Cairo, telling it to "Be quiet," "Shut u...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing These CBD-infused gummies from Sunday Scaries are 100% vegan and 1000% delicious
Whether you're planning for a visit with the in-laws or trying to meet important deadlines at work, there's a lot of reasons to pull your hair out these days. And until you can drop everything you're ...
06:28 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Amid soaring Pokmon and Lego prices, thieves pull off a toy heist
Gotta catch 'em all! On September 10th, a group of thieves crashed a white van into a Dutch toy store and made off with an unknown quantity of goods. Pokmon and Lego, which have cult followings among ...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing When unvaxxed dad screams at NY pizzeria for not letting him in, customers react in the best way
An irate unvaccinated gentleman caused a scene at Juliana's Pizza in Brooklyn, screaming at the restaurant for not letting his family sit inside the establishment. New York City requires proof of Covi...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Must-have travel gear inexpensive zipper bags
Ever since I started using these nylon mesh zipper bags, my travel experience has improved. I have one bag for paper stuff and pens, one for medicine and first aid, one for tools and gear, one for cor...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing OpenSea confirms one of its executives used insider knowledge to buy NFTs before they appeared on the front page
Hey @opensea why does it appear @natechastain has a few secret wallets that appears to buy your front page drops before they are listed, then sells them shortly after the front-page-hype spike for pro...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Take a two-minute tour of this US Forest Service wildland fire engine
Fire fighting wildland fires in the western US has become an around-the-clock and around-the calendar problem. I rarely think about the equipment these guys use, as 100% of my idea of what a wildland ...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing California election worker in pro-Trump attire removed from vote center
An election worker wearing a pro-Trump hat and mask, and a "Where's Hunter?" T-shirt was removed from a vote center in West Hollywood, California yesterday durning the governor recall election. The Lo...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch trailer For Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of West Side Story
Fifty years after the release of Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' film adaptation of the Jerome Robbins' stage musical, West Side Story, Steven Spielberg is giving it a go. The new version will featur...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing The Realist Archive Project launches a sequel: "The Other Scenes Inventory Report"
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series of unusual stories and commentary, paired with modular electronic sounds and noises and, in this episode, rare archives of underground counterculture n...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Truffles, the Trumpian anti-vaxxer Floridian clown, dies from COVID
Denise Lyonnais (68) of Florida, died from COVID last week. She was well known in her retirement community for performing as Truffles the Clown and for posting spiteful anti-vaxxer propaganda on her F...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Check out the 37 new emoji that were just approved
Unicode, the international standard for computer text, added 37 new emoji characters to its existing dictionary of 3,633 emoji. The new ones include, among others, a biting lip, a melting face, a trol...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing New ad reminds us that Greg Abbott isn't alone in his creepy views on women and rape
Yes, Texas governor Greg Abbott's recent, highly restrictive abortion ban is despicable. It reveals his disregard for women in general, as well as his disregard for a woman's right to make decisions o...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Drone delivery of prison contraband accidentally drops package at school
A drone delivery of contraband likely meant for a Virginia prison was accidentally dropped at a K-12 college prep school nearby. The package contained weed, tobacco, mobile phones, and a USB-to-lightn...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Covid cancelled last year's World Black Pudding Throwing Championship, but now it's back
The town of Ramsbottom in Manchester has hosted the World Championships for Black Pudding Throwing since 1984 but the tradition itself supposedly dates back to the War of the Roses. As the Lancashire...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Felon with multiple guns arrested for shooting at "aliens in the parking lot"
In Richmond, Kentucky, police were called to a hotel after reports of gunfire. They arrested Samuel Riddell, 55, who had apparently been firing his gun out the window. Riddell apparently told police t...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing 'Star Wars: A New Hope' re-created from derivative footage
A YouTuber asked themself "If every copy of Star Wars was destroyed, could we recreate A New Hope from non-Lucasfilm projects?"The answer is clearly yes....
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Trailer for the new Star Wars arena combat video game
Squad based multiplayer arena battles in the Star Wars universe? Here comes Star Wars: Hunters.Set after the fall of the Galactic Empire, Star Wars: Hunters will bring players together in thrilling, t...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Religious vaccine exemption letter to exempt you from working near the unvaccinated
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM)a fine example of a religion pretending to be a joke (or a joke pretending to be a religionis wary of religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines. Howeve...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Here's Norm Macdonald's brilliant bit on cancer, a decade before it killed him
Norm Macdonald (RIP) from his 2011 Comedy Central special Me Doing Standup, a decade before dying of cancer:In the old days, a man could just get sick and die. Now, they have to 'wage a battle'…...
02:12 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Incredible flipbook-style animations made from dozens of people's tattoos
@philberge #Duo avec @kewpietattoo tattooed the legend I like hot moms – Thatmulletdude Montreal tattoo artist Phil Berge tattooed dozens of people with slightly different artwork to create...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing There are only two US states where it's legal to own the ocean
When my wife and I were on our honeymoon in St. Lucia, I was surprised to learn that the country prohibited the privatization of beaches. Caribbean resort hotels were of course free to control the all...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing A new species fly was named after RuPaul
From The Guardian:The RuPaul fly is part of a new Australian genus named Opaluma (from the Latin words for opal and thorn), because they look like "little gems buzzing around the forest floo...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Academics rush to correct rapper Nicki Minaj's claims that a vaccine caused her "cousin's friend" to become impotent
Nicki Minaj came to Twitter to share a questionable story about "her cousin's friend" who became impotent after receiving the Covid vaccine. Some of her 22 million followers, including experts, immedi...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing FBI fires agent who failed to investigate Larry Nassar
The Washington Post reports that Michael Langeman, an FBI agent who failed to investigate U.S.A Gymnastics child abuser Larry Nassar, has finally been fired. The news comes barely hours before a heari...
01:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Good Grief, even more Q-Nuts: "It's Climate Change, 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! Reserve your copies by pre-ordering (at a lo...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing These Marvel Avengers bottle openers will have you opening your drinks like a real hero
Superheroes and supervillains have securely entered the zeitgeist as solid staples of modern pop culture and, perhaps, no group of comic book icons is bigger than those in the Marvel universe. Marvel ...
12:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Black mom wins $2m settlement after being dragged from car and beaten by Philly cops who then posed for photo op with her "rescued" toddler
Remember Rickia Young, the black nursing aide trying to drive home around protests last summer only to have her car windows smashed by cops? They dragged her from the vehicle and beat her in front of ...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing 1 in 500 U.S. residents now dead of Covid
CNN's Madeline Holcombe reports on a grim total: 1 in 500 U.S. residents have died of Covid since the outbreak began. As of Tuesday night, 663,913 people in the US have died of Covid-19, according to ...
12:21 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing 9/11 parade tribute a bit much, say locals
This float at the 40th annual Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso, Indiana, will never be forgotten. The New York Post affects outrage at the "grotesque display" but writes that it is being "torched" by on...
12:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Gov. Gavin Newsom easily wins California recall
Called by networks about an hour after polls closed in California, the recall election there failed to dethrone Governor Gavin Newsom. He holds about a 30-point lead the morning after, and while the t...
11:53 am GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing MA Governor calls in the National Guard to drive students to school
With all the concerns about sending students back to school this fall while the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to rage, it seems that Massachusetts lawmakers overlooked one particular important b...
11:52 am GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Plant-based meat company vandalizes the bacon Wikipedia article
A British company called This makes plant-based meat alternatives. They also vandalize Wikipedia to promote their products. On August 26th, a now-blocked Wikipedia user called "This Isn't Bacon" remov...
11:51 am GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Yet another vocal anti-vax talk show host dies from Covid-19
If you throw a rock in the United States you might well hit the casket of a conservative radio talk show host who denounced the Covid-19 vaccine, and urged his followers to do the same, and then died ...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing An interview with The Onion editors about the pitch-perfect 9/11 edition
After the attacks of 9/11, comedy paused and The Onion questioned the place of comedy in such a somber moment. After much discussion, the editors put together an issue focused on the attacks which tap...
11:46 am GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Let's open up this (brief history of the) mosh pit!
It's "Punk Week" over at Consequence of Sound, so writer Paolo Ragusa composed a wonderful sociological look at the history of mosh pits, tracing the slam dance's evolution from simple "pogoing" into ...
02:46 am GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing Comic Norm MacDonald dies at age 61
Norm MacDonald's recent Norm MacDonald Has a Show was brilliant and so very drowsy, yet maniacally and cuttingly Norm. He had been living with cancer for the past nine years, and at age 61 has died. H...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, September 15, 2021
BoingBoing These $30 online classes make becoming a game developer a reality
How many times have you played a game and wondered what on earth its creators were thinking? We're looking at you, Warcraft III: Reforged. Whether it's inefficient updates or disappointing graphics, t...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing An excited pup doesn't understand why a statue of Lincoln won't play frisbee
A frisky 1-year-old border collie, Nova, is excited to play frisbee with Abe Lincoln, who is sitting on bench in a suburb of Dallas. But no matter how many times she tries to hand him her toy, the fud...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Les Religions Sauvages is the wicked brainchild of 30 different artists
Les Religions Sauvages [NSFW] is a two-hour film featuring a series of animations which depict a trip to hell. This film, directed by Pakito Bolino in 2004, includes work from 30 artists, from 11 diff...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing "The Maniac" and "Return of the Maniac" are two homemade horror films from the late 70s
In the late 70s, two 8-millimeter horror films titled The Maniac and Return of the Maniac were made by kids in Galion, Ohio. I stumbled across these vintage films on YouYube, and I can't get enough. I...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing An 8mm film of Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett's first mushroom trip
In the summer of 1966, Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd went on his first psychedelic trip and his life was forever changed. Nigel Gordon directed this 8mm film which includes a segment of the day when Barre...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing The Fleischer Studios "Out of the Inkwell" is a blast from the past
Out of The Inkwell was a classic silent era cartoon produced by Fleischer Studios from 1918 to 1929. The series was born out of Max Fleischer's invention of the rotoscope, a device made out of an ease...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Protect your digital data in over 120 locations worldwide with 94% off this lifetime VPN subscription
Everyone likes to feel secure. Whether it's walking down the street, doing mundane tasks, or discussing your online presence, security and the promise of protection is key for all of your precious bel...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Sea Salt Flakes on sale
I have a monthly subscription for this 240 g box of Maldon Sea Salt Flakes. The flakes are soft, light, and crunchy and it has made me not want to use regular salt any more. I took this photo of the f...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Mother-daughter team charged with participating in January 6 Capitol riot
Jean Lavin and her daughter, Carla Krzywicki (19) were arrested today on suspicion of participating in the deadly January 6 Capitol riot. According to WFSB the duo were charged with "entering or remai...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing This calculator helps you determine your personal Covid risk
If you've been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, how safe is it for you to eat outdoors at a restaurant? Indoors? What about going to a grocery store, or flying on a plane? And what are the risks of ...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Senator James Risch is so kooky he thinks President Biden is controlled by someone with a wireless device
Republicans have been spreading a rumor that President Biden ability to speak is controlled by someone with a wireless push button. Today, Senator James Risch (R-Idaho) asked Secretary of State Antony...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Guest caught using secret Disney app to skip the line
Evidently an iPad loaded with the software Disney VIP tour guides use to skip lines found its way into the hands of an unauthorized user.WDWNT:A Disney fraud investigator was on alert that someone out...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Collector shows off his complete set of 1,244 Game Boy games
Twitter [email protected]_1985recently completed his collection of all1,244 games published for the Nintendo Game Boy.Here's a Google translation of his announcement tweet:Completed all 1244 titles of Game ...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Astronaut blood and piss are key ingredients in new cosmic concrete for construction in outer space
Protein from human blood mixed with urine and a heaping pile of space dust are key ingredients in AstroCrete, a new kind of concrete that University of Manchester researchers believe could be a valuab...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the live stream of Apple's special event at 10:00 am PT here
Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 during its special event this morning. Third-generation AirPods are a possibility. You can watch the live stream here....
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Several bears visit this family's couch every night
A gentleman in Steamboat Springs, Colorado has been attracting one or several bears to his deck every night. While the family is in no hurry to get rid of the couch or the bears, Colorado Parks and Wi...
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Look at this weirdo pig-faced shark found in the Mediterranean Sea
Naval officers spotted this freaky pig-faced shark floating dead off the coast of Elba, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. It's an angular roughshark (Oxynotus centrina) that's nicknamed "pig...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Dog runs onto the field and steals the ball during a championship cricket match
I know none of the overseas sportsball words for what is happening here, during the Women's All-Ireland T20 Cup cricket semi-final, but I know a very good doggy when I see one!...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-vaxxers now stupidly gargling iodine and using it as eye drops to "fight off" COVID-19
Ivermectin is tired. The new hotness among some anti-vaxxers is to gargle with the antiseptic Betadine, the iodine-based solution commonly used by physicians to disinfect the skin before surgery. From...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Woman claims she was kicked off Alaska Airlines plane for wearing a pro-Trump mask but airlines she's not telling the full story
Sara Gamache says she was removed from an Alaska Airlines plane for wearing pro-Trump mask. She took a video and posted her argument with the flight crew to TikTok. Gamache also launched a website enc...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing "Pretty unfair," says the man whose wife left him after aliens implanted him with a chip
Steven Colbern has been a victim of 100s of abductions and even has a nanochip implanted in his arm. This gentleman claims to have been abducted by 'typical greys' 'many times,' and blames those alien...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Here's what really happens when you swallow gum
If you swallow chewing gum, does it really stay in your body for seven years? In this video from the Institute of Human Anatomy, "lead dissector" Jonathan Bennion reveals the truth and how much it's s...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Lawyer Lin Wood fires up Qnuts, tells them to "go to war" after anti-vaxxer dies of Covid in hospital
When well-known anti-vaxxer Veronica Wolski was sent to Chicago's Resurrection Medical Center with Covid-19 complications, hundreds of fellow Qnuts called the hospital and demanded they treat her with...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing After 30 years this guy finally got an Amiga and Video Toaster
A very early sign that computing was changing the world we lived in, the Video Toaster was a $2500 card and software package for the Amiga 2000 that totally revolutionized TV. These were bragging righ...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Most young people worry that the world is totally screwed, according to new survey
Climate change stressing you out? Government inaction about it triggering your anxiety? According to a new global study, more than 60 percent of young people aged 16 to 25 are "very worried" or "extre...
02:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Discover the hilariously epic failure of a crypto-fueled libertarian cruise
The Guardian has a wonderful chronicle of the rise and fall of an experimental libertarian society built on a cruise ship armed with little more than crypto-mining rigs. Yes really. Did I mention one ...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing The Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters could make 300 million s'mores
Over at MEL Magazine, writer Brian VanHooker was brave to tackle one of mankind's most pressing questions: how many s'mores could you make out of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man if you roasted him alive...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing In the 1920s, painters of luminous watch dials began to fall mysteriously ill
In 1917, a New Jersey company began hiring young women to paint luminous marks on the faces of watches and clocks. As time went on, they began to exhibit alarming symptoms, and a struggle ensued to es...
01:54 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Just the recipe: services hide life stories and popups from food blogs
The world of independent food blogs frequently asks us to wade through thousand-word preambles. When scanning for recipes that work with our preferences and food sensitivities, we don't need to know a...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing I love Weeklypedia, a newsletter of Wikipedia's most-edited articles
Each Friday, I get an email of the most edited Wikipedia pages and most active discussions. It's an interesting way to reflect on the news ("Oh right, that happened this week") and keep up with Wikipe...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Kiss clutter goodbye with nearly half off this game-changing 4-in-1 charging cable
From half-empty glasses of water to old Post-Its with doodles you don't even remember drawing, your desk has seen better days. But hey, you don't have time to deal with clutter management when you hav...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing 12 machine learning courses that can help you start a career in just about any industry
Whether you're looking to learn some of today's AI systems to beef up your resume or are hoping to head on a new career path because you're so bored of your current desk job you could cry, mastering t...
01:08 am GMT - Tue, September 14, 2021
BoingBoing Intuit buys Mailchimp for $12bn
A lot of money for an email list company. the largest-ever acquisition of a privately-held bootstrapped company, as Mailchimp didn't take any outside funding since its 2001 founding. It's also a huge ...
09:19 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Apple issued an emergency update for malware that can turn on mic and camera without the user clicking anything
This afternoon, Apple issued an emergency software update to prevent a spyware program from infecting any user's iPhone, Apple Watch or Mac computer"without so much as a click," as reported by The New...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: High schoolers reenact La La Land's "Another Day of Sun"
The students at Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver made this astonishingly excellent video that reenacts La La Land's "Another Day of Sun." It was a major undertaking and the end result is...
08:46 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing I had fun learning about Brian Chippendale's artistic process in this video
In addition to being a drummer and singer of the band Lightning Bolt, Brian Chippendale is also a spectacular visual artist. He makes comics, drawings, sculptures, paintings, prints, and collages. Dur...
08:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing This video of cyber goths dancing underneath a bridge never gets old
Cybergoth Dance Party is one of those classic YouTube videos that entertains me every time I see it. What I like about this video is how all of the action occurs under a bridge during broad daylight. ...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing A company that aims to revive the woolly mammoth raised $15 million
A group of scientists and entrepreneurs have formed a company named Colossal which aims to bring mammoths back to Siberia. The animals have been extinct for thousands of years, but fragments of D...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing The key to a "runner's high" is marijuana, according to a new book
Journalist Josiah Hesse wrote "Runner's High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports." In the book, he argues that cannabis is changing the sport of distance runn...
08:33 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing The wordless "Frank" by Jim Woodring is one of the first comics I ever read
The first comics I laid eyes on were Jim Woodring comics, because I could enjoy them at an age before I knew how to read. Many of Woodring's comics lack text, and it's up to the reader to interpret Wo...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Get a pair of truly wireless earbuds plus a lifetime of language learning for 85% off
There's a lot to be said about learning a new language as an adult. Among other reasons why having an extensive vocabulary in any language is important, learning a new tongue is a perfect way to score...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing This video of Edie Sedgwick talking about life is beautiful and heartbreaking
Edie Sedgwick- on going crazy, drugs and the afterlife features audio of the actress, model, fashion icon, and one of Warhol's superstars, Edie Sedgwick. The audio in this 4-minute video begins with E...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Furious pastor screams at his own members after they criticized his hateful politics (video)
Thin-skinned megachurch pastor Greg Locke, of the Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee, hollered at church members during his Sunday sermon because some disagreed with his political rants. He calle...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing A judge felt sorry for a hate crime racist who broke a black man's jaw so she went easy on him
U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen felt sorry for Dusty Leo (30), who pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of committing a hate crime after he sneaked up behind a Black man at ...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launching a new private space company
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and former Apple engineer Alex Fielding launching a new private space company. Privateer Space posted this teaser to YouTube but not other details are available. The com...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Man arrested this morning in white supremacist truck with weapons near DNC headquarters said he was "on patrol"
US Capitol Police arrested Donald Craighead, 44, of Oceanside, California, outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters this morning in a Dodge Dakota pickup truck emblazoned with white supr...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Singapore deploys autonomous robots to catch smokers and other "undesirable social behaviors"
Singapore is testing autonomous ground robots that can move through crowds and detect undesirable social behaviors such as smoking in prohibited areas, illegal hawking, improper bicycle parking, and g...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing What's with those creepy weird blue lights accompanying the Mexico earthquake?
Last Wednesday, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Acapulco and surrounding areas as far as Mexico City around 200 miles away. As people poured out of buildings, they were shocked to see blue flashes ac...
04:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a toilet-trained cow who gets a treat after doing its business
Rewarded with treats, cows can learn to be potty-trained, according to a new study published in Current Biology. Scientists hope that "MooLoo" training having cows relieve themselves in one specific ...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Look at this optical illusion disc at New York's Little Island
Carla and I just got back from a wonderful week in New York, which I wrote about in my newsletter, The Magnet. While we were there, we visited Little Island and I took a video of this spinning disc op...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Fans come to the rescue when a dangling cat falls from a high deck
How a kitty ended up dangling from a high deck at Hard Rock Stadium during a University of Miami football game is unclear, but video shows the cat clinging for dear life with both paws. Fortunately, w...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing The MLB is testing out Robot Umpires to optimize baseball.
Major League Baseball has been developing an Automated Ball-Strike System that trains computers to determine whether or not a pitch arrives over home plate within the designated ideal strike zone. The...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing These nudis look like David Bowie
I recently discovered this Tumblr account that matches pictures of David Bowie with near-identical Nudibranchia, those adorable soft-bodied mollusks sometimes known as sea slugs. Truly a perfect pairi...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Lose a ring on the beach? This network of professional metal detectorists will help you find it
If you've dropped your ring at the beach or lost your watch on a hike, your best bet might be to call in the experts. The Ring Finders is a network of metal detecting enthusiasts around the world who,...
03:22 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing WSJ uncovers Facebook's secret policy that allows "elite" users to bully people and incite violence
Zuckerberg makes a big deal about Facebook's democratizing power, which puts all its users on equal footing and lets the truth speak to power. But given that Zuckerberg often states the opposite of wh...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Six Capitol police officers face discipline over Jan 6 riot
An internal investigation found that six Capitol police officers broke rules during the sacking of the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6 by a mob of Trump supporters. The officers did not break the law, investiga...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Unruly couple removed from flight
Two passengers were kicked off a Jet Blue flight after yelling at a flight attendant and refusing to wear Covid masks, reports News 7 out of San Diego. "I'm a vaccinated person," he said in the video....
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Man's election campaign derailed by two "spoiler" candidates with the same name and similar appearance
In St. Petersburg, Russia, Boris Vishnevsky was set to run in this month's election to maintain his seat inn the Legislative Assembly. Unfortunately, two "spoiler" candidates have joined the runningbo...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Total Recall: If you're a California resident, please vote by tomorrow
For those out of the loop, there is a uniquely California event taking place tomorrow, September 14. It comes in the form of the fourth-ever gubernatorial recall election in our country's history. Thi...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing 2010 VW ad: "Not every old lady is as trustworthy as a Golf"
This ad for a 2010 Volkswagen Golf is in Dutch but speaks the universal language of little old ladies from Pasadena. Correction: Dutch, not German....
02:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Marvel's 'Hawkeye' trailer
Hawkeye, Marvel's least notable on-screen hero, has a starring vehicle of his own!It would appear Hawkeye, who seems as reluctant to be in this movie, gets a plucky sidekick. The as-yet-unnamed but li...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing COVID-19 has caused fetal death rates to double in Mississippi
According to the Mississippi Free Press, the state's rate of fetal death also called stillbirths has doubled in the last year among pregnant people who have been infected by COVID-19 and are still u...
01:54 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing The Pink Angels: 1971 movie about gay bikers
This weekend I caught the 1971 outlaw biker flick The Pink Angels. It's interesting not because it's a good movie (it's bad, and so badly edited it laspes into incoherence) but because it's about gay ...
01:07 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Harvard is divesting its $41 billion endowment from fossil fuels
A fun (read: terrible) thing about the fossil fuel industry is that it's so wrapped up in the financial structure of the world that most of our money is, by default, stained by blood-oil. That "black ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing GOP justice Amy Coney Barrett worried people see Supreme Court as partisan
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, long-groomed for the role by conservative groups, picked by Donald Trump, then rammed into the chair by the GOP House Leader within weeks during the final days...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Get a jolt of electricity when you need it most with this host of on-sale power stations
The weather (among other things) has been absolutely atrocious this past year, and no one knows heartbreak more than someone who was five minutes away from finishing a major project when the power dec...
02:45 am GMT - Mon, September 13, 2021
BoingBoing Get a Samsung Galaxy A32 with a month of unlimited talk text for over 65% off
It seems like smartphones are advancing by the day at this point. New tech is being developed faster than we can keep up, and some manufacturers like to gouge their customers by charging them hundreds...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing This bundle includes a lifetime of Rosetta Stone and VPN Unlimited for over 75% off
We know your wallet may be a little emptier these days, but that doesn't mean you should put the kibosh on knowledge. There are a lot of things out there you could spend your hard-earned money on, but...
06:36 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing Check in on the Voyager probes
NASA's Voyager probes, launched in 1977 and now far beyond our planetary neighborhood, have been surfing sidereal breaks for 44 years. But they still check in now and again to see how we are doing ba...
06:18 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing How one woman took on Wikipedia's Nazi fancruft
Ksenia Coffman noticed all the weirdly exonerative and glorifying turns of phrase in Wikipedia articles about garden-variety Nazis. But when she set about challenging that language, the articles' esta...
06:04 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing Jim Carroll is one of my favorite poets. Watch him read a poem
"For Elizabeth" is a two-and-a-half minute video, shot in black and white, of Jim Carroll (one of my all time heroes) reading some of his poetry.This video was directed by Jesse Dylan and shown at Lol...
05:58 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the infamous "Tube Bar" tapes on YouTube
The Tube Bar prank call tapes are a series of prank phone calls that two mean-spirited fellows made to Louis "Red" Deutsch, owner of a Jersey City bar in the mid 70s. The pranksters, Jim Davidson and ...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing I love my noise canceling Soundcore Headphones
When I'm working on a complicated drawing, I get easily distracted by household noises. To solve this issue, I began using noise-canceling headphones so that I could listen to ambient music and block ...
04:50 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing Crispin Glover's "Clowny Clown Clown" music video is a gem
Crispin Glover's "Clownly Clown Clown" is a far out song and music video from 1988. Glover is an actor, artist, filmmaker, author, and collector/archivist of esoterica. This video features a sexy danc...
04:32 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing 16-year-old Youtuber explains the "8 Levels of Bach" in mesmerizing video
Youtuber Shutian Cheng tackles monster piano pieces with ease in his "8 Levels of" series. With brief explanations of music theory and astonishing technique, Cheng plays sections of increasing difficu...
04:08 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing Feels like a Tuesday: research explains why days "feel" certain ways
The seven-day week originated in Mesopotamia among the Babylonians, and it has stuck around for millennia. However, it's not inherently special. Egyptians once used a ten-day week, and Romans used an ...
03:48 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing How to clear out an anthill with gasoline
This footage shows a fellow using gasoline to destroy an "anthill". Ignition takes a few tries but is ultimately more successful than he presumably expected. I've put "anthill" in quotes because I sus...
02:54 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing A vulnerable old lady needed her door handle fixed. A high-pressure door salesman got a 5,700 check out of her
In 2016, a salesman for UK-based glaziers Zenith conviced an 81-year-old woman with dementia to pay him 5,700 ($7,800) for new doorsafter his company cold-called her and she told them she needed a doo...
01:52 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing Checkboxland: render everything as HTML checkboxes
At Brian Braun's Checkboxland, everything is made of HTML checkbox elements. You can make your own images and animations out of checkboxes! There's even an API.Checkboxland is a JavaScript library for...
01:43 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing The first large-scale carbon capture facility is now online. But will it make a difference?
The Swiss company Climeworks activated its first major carbon capture facility in southwest Iceland in early September 2021. The facility, known as "Orca", runs entirely on geothermal energy, and esse...
01:42 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing Minnesota State Fair's butter sculptor retires after 50-year run
Sculptor Linda Christensen, 79, has spent half a century carving faces into large lumps of butter. The sculptures, which are created in front of an audience of fairgoers, are modeled after winners of ...
01:41 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing Drum major takes pratfall before football game, leaps back into action
Ohio State University drum major Austin Bowman was probably filled with adrenalin as he bolted through the tunnel on his way to the football field and his marching band. In only the second game of the...
01:40 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing A look inside the Codex Seraphinianus
We here at Boing Boing have long been fans of the Codex Seraphinianus, a mysterious surrealist cypher manuscript that first appeared in print in the early 1980s. We first covered it in The Happy Mutan...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing 16 superb coffee blends that will turn you into a coffee snob in no time
Nothing quite says good morning like a piping hot cup of delicious coffee. But if your Starbucks blends have you feeling underwhelmed, these 16 incredibly mouth-watering blends, all aged in rum, whisk...
02:45 am GMT - Sun, September 12, 2021
BoingBoing Connect with your doggo on a whole new level with this at-home DNA test
Your pup knows a lot about you, from the tunes you belt out in the shower to the embarrassing shows you binge-watch into the wee hours of the morning. And while a dog can easily feel like another memb...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy portability and style with 35% off this sci-fi styled Bluetooth speaker
The era of portable speakers is here to stay, and bringing one to any function is an instant party starter. However, with so many options to choose from, not just any speaker will check all the necess...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing The new Metallica tribute album costs $50 to download
Metallica released their fifth studio album in 1991. Though technically self-titled, the album is affectionately known as The Black Album, and is arguably the second-most memorable thing that Metallic...
04:43 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Charles Bennett's tiny typewriter
In 1907, Charles Bennett began selling the Junior typewriter, which he renamed the Bennett for a second, improved model in 1910 that included a ribbon and a paper table. From the Virtual Typewriter Mu...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing "Sexy primes" are prime numbers that differ by six
Man, is it me, or is it getting hot in here? There's a Wikipedia page about "sexy primes," a particularly silly topic within recreational number theory. Sexy primes are are pairs of prime numbers that...
03:26 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Fauci and Royal Nazis in this week's dubious tabloids
When it's a quiet news week, the tabloids love to fall back on their tried and tested favorite: dying stars on their last legs. If only the celebrities wouldn't keep hanging on for so many years after...
03:10 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing The Haunted House is a great Mickey Mouse cartoon from 1929
Since October is right around the corner, I thought I'd share one of my favorite spooky vintage cartoons. Mickey Mouse – The Haunted House is a 7-minute cartoon from 1929. In this classic, a ver...
03:07 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Beautiful live wind map of the world
I'm a big fan of live wind maps of the world (previously, previously) and here's the latest: Windy.com. It's like the others but made with the latest browser tech and integrated newsfeeds of gusty goi...
02:59 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Salesforce will pay its workers to leave Texas
Salesforce, the cloud software company based in California, has offered to pay its workers in Texas to leave the state following its 6-week abortion ban."These are incredibly personal issues that dire...
02:47 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Weave Silk is a relaxing website to play around on when I'm feeling stressed
Silk Interactive Generative Art is a great website to play around on if you need to zone out for a bit and do something meditative. There's also a Silk app that you can download for your ipad or ipho...
02:36 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Associated Press apologizes for tweet noting that Sept. 11 is the "anniversary of a Nickelback album"
"Tomorrow:", the Associated Press posted yesterday on its @AP_Planner account, "20th anniversary of Nickelback releasing album 'Silver Side Up' (11 Sep)"The tweet was soon deleted and apologized for:...
02:23 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Vintage footage of wild Coney Island carnival attractions
Listed as Coney Island Freakshow and Circus, this old film advertises the theme park attractions and side shows at Coney Island. Footage is shown of a man in a cage with tigers, people having fun on r...
02:17 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Restored Vermeer uncovers cherub, penis
Johannes Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, painted between 1657 and 1659, has been restored to remove centuries of dirt, varnish and artistic alterations. Most prominently, a painting...
01:35 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Rodents of Unusal Size is a documentary about massive, 20-pound swamp rats
Rodents of Unusual Size is a 2017 documentary  by Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler & Jeff Springer. This film investigates the massive, 20 pound swamp rats known as "nutria" that have infested L...
01:33 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing There was once a "Miss Subways" beauty contest that displayed its winners on the NYC subway
The New York Subways Advertising Company ran a beauty contest between 1941 and 1976 for transit-inclined young women. To qualify, a woman had to be a New York City resident and herself use the subway....
01:32 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Queen and Pee-wee mashed together is sheer perfection
My heart be still. Here's YouTuber Dustin Ballard's latest mashup: Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" featuring Pee-wee Herman. Dustin's channel is called "There I Ruined It" but literally nothing i...
01:31 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing New COVID lockdown rules limit alcohol possession for certain Australians
In Australia, people who are exposed to COVID-19 can be quarantined in large apartment towers away from the general population, under the control and supervision of government health authorities. Frie...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Get a pair of AirPods Pro bundled with lifetime access to this best-selling book summary app for 56% off
Do you love books but don't always have the time to sit down and read? Audiobooks can sometimes do the trick, but they can still take hours to listen to and can be hard to digest. It can feel like the...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, September 11, 2021
BoingBoing Learn to master the fundamentals of mathematics for only $30
Math always seems to be one of those subjects that people either love or hate. However, the fact of the matter is, it may just be the most important tool we have in understanding how our world works. ...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Make sure your Apple Watch never dies with this $40 ultra-portable charger
Do you love your Apple Watch, but sometimes forget to charge it, leaving you out of luck when you're out and about? Well, now you can charge it on the go with the OMNIA A1 Apple Watch Magnetic Wireles...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing A beautiful Wikipedia page shows major metabolic networks in a metro-style map
How long does it take to get from antioxidants to glycogenolysis during rush hour? This Wiki-linked diagram of a metabolic network resembles a subway map, and it displays the striking complexity of hu...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Colbert updates us on some January 6th insurrectionists
This episode of Colbert is pretty perfect, from start to finish. Sharing his joy over the Biden Administration stepping up to try and head off a 'monster variant' of COVID-19, and just try to get us t...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing These steel taco holders are a steal
I've been using these steel taco holders for a few years now and they are a big hit with the family. They hold tacos upright, making it easy to add fillings. And when you serve them, the fillings don'...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing How to transform your N64 into a flame thrower
YouTuber BitHead1000 also made a spinning 3D "N64" logo for his "heavy metal" console mod but let's be honest, we're all just here to see the flames....
04:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing You can cook salmon in the dishwasher
Wrap seasoned salmon in aluminum foil, place it in your dishwasher, and voila! Dinner is served. The heat from a dishwasher can cook salmon, and the unconventional cooking method may prevent fishy sme...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Exact replica of original 9:30 Club to be built in DC
The legendary DC nightclub, the 9:30 Club, was originally located at 930 F Street NW. It opened in 1980 and quickly became the epicenter of DC's punk and new wave scenes. It was a beloved hell hole, c...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Some terrible 80s music videos
I was trying to remember which music video of my youth was "worst." These came to mind:The 80s fad of people doing "exercises" as entertainment or as somehow sexually enticing was wrong.This song has ...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Reward yourself for socially distancing yourself at home with these deals on gaming gear
If we've become accustomed to anything in the past 19 months, it's sitting in the house like hermits waiting for whatever it is that dumb people are keeping around finds the exit (looking at you, Delt...
03:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Sex as a cure for nasal congestion, flying rhinoceroses, and cat-human communication: winners of the 2021 Ig Nobel prizes
For 31 years, the Annals of Improbable Research have awarded the delightful Ig Nobel Prizes honoring scientific "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think." Of this year's te...
02:42 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Lose yourself in this Minnesota farmer's massive cannabis maze to learn about hemp
Minnesota hemp farmer Ted Galaty created a two-acre maze of cannabis plants to educate the public about industrial uses of the plant which lacks psychoactive properties but has myriad commercial uses ...
02:29 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this former FBI body language expert analyze old video of his own body language
Joe Navarrois a former FBI agent who specializes in nonverbal communication, body language, and other fascinating aspects of human behavior. He's written numerous books on these subjects, includingThe...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Artist and genetic engineers re-create the imagined scents of long-extinct flowers
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg collaborated with biotechnologists and a scent researcher to harness the tools of synthetic biology to reproduce approximations of extinct flowers' smells. They extracted DNA ...
01:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Woman filmed intentionally coughing on shoppers loses her job
The victim chose not to file a complaint, meaning the belligerent woman smirking and coughing at her (previously at BB) in a Nebraska grocery store hasn't gotten in any legal trouble. But video virali...
01:42 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch raw behind-the-scenes footage of the CNN newsroom on September 11, 2001
Like so many people, I spent September 11, 2001 glued to CNN. The raw video above and below show what was happening behind-the-scenes at CNN Center Atlanta.Over at r/ObscureMedia, JohnConquest writes:...
01:38 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing TSA doubles fine for air travelers who refuse to mask up
Airplane anti-maskers account for 75% of unruly passenger complaints and are becoming more emboldened and belligerent. The TSA is increasing its fines for people who refuse to wear them on flights. Wi...
01:26 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Teacher resigns after school backs parent complaining he might "teach their child to be gay" with his classroom Pride flag
John M. Wallis, a teacher at Neosho Junior High School in Missouri, resigned last week after administrators told him he had to remove a Pride flag in his schoolroom because a parent had complained he ...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer laments anti-abortion ruling: "very, very, very wrong."
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer says that the court's dead-of-night decision to allow Texas's abortion ban to come into law was "very, very, very wrong"."I'll add one more 'very,' " the liberal J...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Opal OP-1 claims to be the first "professional" webcam
It's widely remarked that webcams are incredibly low-quality, even the Logitech models that win recommendations [Amazon], despite a market blasted into orbit by the Covid pandemic. People who dont wan...
12:12 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Mud Max: shellfish harvesters set to audio from Fury Road
On Uncle Jam's YouTube channel, it is noted that clamhunters in Korea resemble a swarm of warboys fanning out into the desert to pursue the War Rig. . ("The rushing procession of clam digging cul...
12:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Own the Doof Wagon! Max Max: Fury Road vehicles up for auction
Auctioneers in Australia have some of the vehicles seen Mad Max: Fury Road on the block, including Imperator Furiosa's Tatra T815 War Rig and the Doof Wagon.Available for expressions of Madness is a M...
11:50 am GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Laptop with an ortholinear keyboard
I never quite got used to my Planck keyboard, and I'd never get used to this, either. But isn't the OLKB ortholinear keyboard for the modular MNT Reform laptop just uncannily perfect? The absurd simp...
11:45 am GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Is Kanye West actually Ziggy Stardust? A TikTok-er explores the secrets of the Bowie song.
In "Five Years," the final song on the seminal sci-fi rock opera The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, David Bowie sings of the coming destruction that will ravage the Earth i...
11:36 am GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing An interview with the man who introduced the world to whale songs
"Roger Payne sparked the anti-whaling movement. He's not done yet."Stuart Firestein for NautilusJust over fifty years ago, scientist Roger Payne released the album Songs of the Humpback Whale to the g...
11:34 am GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing "Free Blockbuster" boxes let you drop off, or take, a VHS movie
"Free Blockbuster" is like a chain of "little free libraries", except it circulates that noble medium of the home-video era: The VHS tape. You can drop one off or take one. The movement was started in...
11:30 am GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Printer ink shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Here's how to buy quality ink at lower prices.
Printer ink and toner cartridges are one of those inescapable necessities if you need to do physical printing. You not only can't come up with an alternative to ink and ink cartridges for printing phy...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing iRobot built over 100 models of dog poop to train Roomba's visual AI
Apparently Roomba owners who also own dogs have long encountered a problem: If the dog poops on the floor, their helpful robot vacuum rides right over it and smears it across the living room. So iRobo...
03:05 am GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-mask students in Michigan are urged by parents to push into school
About 2 dozen students pushed into their school in Manchester, Michigan egged on by their anti-masking parents, past Manchester Superintendent Brad Bezeau Tuesday in defiance of the county's mask man...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, September 10, 2021
BoingBoing Grab this Bluetooth speaker from legendary audio brand Marshall for 10% off
Sound quality and functionality are everything when it comes to the speaker you use to play music. What's the point of listening to your favorite artists and songs on anything that makes them sound le...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Department of Justice sues Texas over abortion ban
The Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas over its 6-week abortion ban, saying that it is clearly unconstitutional and was crafted to avoid legal scrutiny."The United ...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Remembering Olivia Munn's tone-deaf jokes
Actress Olivia Munn has been in recent headlines following the announcement of her pregnancy with comedian John Mulaney. She's also gained attention for excerpts of her 2010 book that critics call fat...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Woman was late for flight so she told airlines there was a bomb on board
On Monday, Marina Verbitsky and her husband and son arrived too late to board their JetBlue flight at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Apparently the boarding doors had closed and ...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Master the world of cybersecurity and be a part of one of the fastest-growing careers
Just like you'd do your research before making an investment, searching for a career path that promises long-term growth is of utmost importance. And given that jobs in cybersecurity are predicted to ...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Jen Psaki point out the idiocy of Texas Gov Abbott's defense of the dangerous and absurd six-week abortion ban
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki commented on Texas Governor Greg Abbott's misinformed and stupid attempt to defend his state's absurd, horrendous, and dangerous ban on abortions after six weeks ...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Viagra thief "not a hardened criminal," according to his attorney
That's it. The headline is worth the post. But just in case you require more context, Stephen Cooper, 46, was arrested for swiping a package of Viagra from a pharmacy in Leek, England. Apparently he h...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Grilling mats are great for barbecuing cut vegetables
I like the charcoal flavor of barbecued steak and chicken, but it's hard to cook vegetables on my Weber grill, because the vegetables tend to fall between the wires. Grilling mats prevent that from ha...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing This weird UFO floating above a Canadian city turned out to be. Mr. Peanut
On August 21, a strange UFO was spotted (and caught on video) floating above Mississauga, Ontario. On YouTube, one commenter raised the possibility that it was another sighting of "Jet Pack Man." Anot...
04:34 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Dave Chappelle reflect on the shock at SNL after Trump won
The weekend after Donal Trump won the US presidential election in 2016, Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live. In this video, he reflects on the scene that week. "A good joke in a hard situation i...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Huge closed prison for sale, a real fixer-upper with great potential
The State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh is for sale! Opened in 1882 and finally closed just four years ago, the 20.2-acre facility is located in the Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood and includes ...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki points out "vaccinated people want to return to some version of normal"
Jen Psaki shared that mandates, for masks and vaccines, are gaining wider acceptance as vaccinated folks are tired of waiting on those who are not.Masks and vaccination are the quickest paths back to ...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing How to use every type of Lao Gan Ma chili oils
Lao Gan Ma chili oil has been known in my family as 'Liquid Evil' for as long as I can remember. There are many varieties, however, and they have different uses. This fantastic video by Chinese Cooki...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Homeless people egg California gubernatorial recall candidate rather than be used as a prop
Surprise! When a controversial Republican candidate to replace California's governor Newsom decided to tour some of Venice Beach, California's most entrenched homeless encampments someone threw an egg...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing 2011 study claimed Ivermectin reduced sperm counts of men receiving drug for river blindness, but hasn't been replicated
A 2011 study into Ivermectin's affects on the sperm counts of men suffering from river blindness [PDF] found that 85% of them experienced sperm dysfunction of some kind. But as fact-checkers point out...
02:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Haunted Mansion car seat covers for your Doom Buggy
This set of Haunted Mansion car seat covers would transform my truck.My two dogs make seat covers on cloth car seats a must. The amount of wear and tear from their paws, plus the tons of dog hair that...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Remembering Otis Redding on his 81st birthday
Today would have been the legendary Otis Redding's 81st birthday. ...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Matrix 4 trailer
Neo's back in the Matrix and not-so-blissfully unaware of what has (or will?) transpire, but evidently soon makes connections. Most of the old cast is back, with Neil Patrick Harris a prominent newcom...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing The trailer for the new 'The Matrix' movie is here
Just yesterday I was talking to a friend who is working on this film. Having seen the third installment, I remarked that The Matrix seemed pretty over and was told "this is a love story." ...
01:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Frasier looking at video games
An enchanting new Twitter account shows TV shrink Frasier Crane looking out of his penthouse balcony only to find that Seattle has been replaced by the environments of various popular games. Pictured ...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing UK school cop convicted of assaulting 10-year-old boy with autism
A police officer who dragged a schoolboy with autism down a hallway and aimed a kick at him was convicted of assault at a magistrate's court and and found guilty of gross misconduct by a board of his ...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing School cop convicted of assaulting schoolboy with autism
A police officer who dragged a schoolboy with autism down a hallway and aimed a kick at him was convicted of assault at a magistrate's court and and found guilty of gross misconduct by a board of his ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Challenge the way you see the world by learning a new language with 45% off the Busuu app
Sure, school may be out of session for you, but you're really never truly done learning. There's still so much out there to explore in the big bad world, and all of that culture isn't just going to sh...
12:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing A cathode ray tube TV's light beam captured at 380,117 frames per second
The Slow Mo Guys filmed an old cathode ray tube TV (playing Super Mario Bros.) with an ultra high-speed camera. It struck me that I've always known how CRTs workthe RGB electron beams trained across t...
12:21 pm GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has unusual plan to improve team after difficult win
Sports now.Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly made a strange joke during the postgame interview when talking about his team's ability to execute during the game against Florida State....
11:52 am GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing A laser camera that can see an entire room through a keyhole
"Non-line-of-sight imaging" is the technique of shining light in a direction and measuring all the ways it bounces off objects to determine their rough shape — including ones the person holding ...
11:47 am GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing The brutal physics of the "milk crate challenge"
The "milk crate challenge" erupted a few weeks ago on Tik Tok; it consists of people attempting to ascend and descend a pyramidal staircase made of milk crates. Behold …As with various former lo...
11:46 am GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing On 9/10/21 we remember 910=21
"- You stupid.– No, I'm not.– What's nine plus ten?– Twenty one.– You stupid."In 2013, defunct video-sharing app Vine catapulted this odd exchange to virality (archived, of cou...
11:44 am GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to this stunning electric guitar cover of the theme song from TWIN PEAKS
Acclaimed electric guitarist Sarah Lipstate (who records under the name Noveller) just released this hauntingly gorgeous rendition of the Twin Peaks theme song, performed on a perfect recreation of th...
11:43 am GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Sci-Hub, the "pirate bay of science," undergoes expansion
Sci-Hub provides free access to millions of papers and books. Its disregard for copyright makes it the target of legal threats, but its mission of providing open access to publicly-funded studies has ...
11:38 am GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Someone ate 40 pizzas in 30 days to out-do former Papa Johns CEO
Writer Brian VanHooker embarked on a quest to eat 40 pizzas in a month. Thanks to a liberal definition of "pizza" (Boboli, eggs, and cheese as breakfast pizza?), he emerged victorious after 30 days, h...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing This subscription gives you unlimited access to tons of music to use in any work or personal project
Feeling lackluster in your day-to-day these days while trying to make literally anything more interesting? We totally get that, and while your white paper may be just that, completely white, we've got...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, September 9, 2021
BoingBoing Daniel Radcliffe on ending up relatively OK, unlike many child stars
Conan O'Brien recently interviewed Daniel "Harry Potter" Radcliffe, who has turned out OK despite being the ultimate mass-culture child star. The "secret" is, frankly, that he never actually went to H...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing My mother cracked her phones screen protector
My mother cracked the glass screen protector on her iPhone. She knew that she has the same model I do, and called to see if I had a spare screensaver I could rush over. Then she expected me to put it ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Begin your journey into web development with this 25-course bundle for $25
Who's going to be the next generation of web developers? It could be you! Of course, you're wondering, how are you going to learn web development? Where do you even begin? These can be daunting questi...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Heron eats Central Park rat
The majestic Great Blue Heron, with a 6-foot wing span, surveys the Central Park wetland in Manhattan. It stabs a rat, drowns it and swallows it whole, slippery naked tail and all. Gross! But that's o...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Yakko's World, sung by the actual countries' leaders
This is honestly pretty impressive. from TikTokCringe We all know the original Yakko's World song, but have you heard it sung by the leaders of the countries Yakko lists? Now you...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing This TSA-approved toiletry zipper bag is better than a 1-qt ziplock bag
This waterproof, clear toiletry zipper bag is TSA approved, and more durable than a ziploc bag. The squared-off shape and thicker plastic makes it easier to fill with liquid containers....
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Spanish bishop resigned over his love for a writer of satan-themed erotic fiction
Spain's youngest Catholic bishop, Xavier Novell, resigned last month after confessing that he fell in love with the author of Satanic-themed erotic fiction. Novell was a high-profile bishop in Solsona...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Banned Ralph Steadman beer label headed to court
Regulators in North Carolina found artwork by famed artist Ralph Steadman, on Flying Dog's Freezin' Season beer, somehow objectionable. Naturally, Flying Dog, who has a history of winning these argume...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing 1 in every 75 Tennesseans has COVID-19
COVID -19 continues to worsen in the southern United States. Tennessee now has more people infected than at any other time in the pandemic.WBIR 10:New data from the state health department showed near...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to Seinfeld vs Miles Davis: "The Kind of Blue"
Zach Lapidus Music posts this with apologies to… everyone.And if you're not hip to the magic of the original Seinfeld theme, you should know that the theme song was slightly different in every e...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Disinformation spreading Florida councilperson hospitalized with COVID-19
Volusia County Councilperson Fred Lowry has been hospitalized with COVID-19. Lowry was aggressively spreading disinformation about the virus before his hospitalization. Lowry is suffering double pneum...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing January 6th panel's data requests hampered by encryption
As the congressional panel investigating the January 6th morons' rebellion serves data requests to social media and other online entities, it is finding that encryption will stand in its way.Politico:...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing A glimpse into Slab City, the most lawless place in California
Inside Slab City, The Lawless City in the Desert offers a glimpse into the daily lives of people who live in Slab City, an off-the-grid community located in the Salton Trough area of the Sonoran Deser...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing This project shows the nightmarish state of today's web
https://how-i-experience-web-today.com/ starts as a simple Google search. Then things go south, and you realize you're in an awfully familiar nightmare. Congrats, you're the millionth user and you get...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Cowboy Kent Rollins tells us how to fix sticky cast iron
I love cooking on cast iron. While Cowboy Kent Rollins isn't sharing rocket science here, his lesson on simply cleaning up and re-seasoning your pans is easy to follow. The trick of warming the pan to...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing I am mesmerized by cars being smashed at a salvage yard
I have been fascinated by TikTok user Eighteenwheelin's collection of videos wherein cars are being smashed and torn apart at what appears to be a salvage yard. @eighteenwheelin original sound R...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Interviews with Goths, Cureheads, and Pyschobillies in 1989
In this series of 1989 interviews with the Goths, Cureheads, and Pyschobillies of Grafton street, Dublin, many boldly dressed kids are stopped and asked about their fashion sense and taste in music. S...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing The former president of DuPont trained his pet iguanas to attack
Irne du Pont (1876-1963) was the former president of the DuPont company, head of the family trust, and reported racist, anti-Semite, and extreme right winger. According to Gerard Colyb's book Du Pont ...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing The former president of DuPont and his squad of attack iguanas
Irne du Pont (1876-1963) was the former president of the DuPont company, head of the family trust, and reported racist, anti-Semite, and extreme right winger. According to Gerard Colyb's book Du Pont ...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing The former president of DuPont had a squad of trained attack iguanas
Irne du Pont (1876-1963) was the former president of the DuPont company, head of the family trust, and reported racist, anti-Semite, and extreme right winger. According to Gerard Colyb's book Du Pont ...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to this unreleased Radiohead song from Kid A/Amnesiac era
In honor of Radiohead's 20th and 21st anniversaries of Kid A and Amnesiac, the band is releasing a triple-LP deluxe versionKid A Mnesiacombining the two albums along with a third record titled Kid Amn...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing The History of Doug, part 4
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...
02:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists uncover the real reason why loud eaters and mouth breathers gross us out
Lip-smacking, chomping, loud eaters and noisy mouth breathers tend to gross us out. But for people with misophoniaa disorder in which tolerance of such sounds is dramatically decreasedhearing those no...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the country's largest Confederate statue come down
Today the statue of slaver general Robert Lee comes down in Richmond, Virginia. Here's some footage! The crowd sings "Na na na na, hey hey, goodbye!"...
01:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Custom EC1 lunch box synthesizer
Craftsman Love Hultn (previously, previously) created the EC1, probably the most handsome custom synth I've seen so far this decadeA hand crafted lunch box system built around a Roland JU-06A, a ...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing A word processor that improvises keyboard jazz while you type
"Jazzkeys" was created by Plan8, a design firm that does music/sound for brands, film and interactive what-have-yous.It's a word processor that plays music as you type — each keypress is transla...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Pick up your newest game night obsession for only $10 with Llama Drama
For decades now, card games have been bringing family and friends together for competitive, good-natured fun. There are the giants we all know like Cards Against Humanity, Poker, and Uno. However, a n...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing These weird windows are designed to stop witch attacks
My in-laws have a place in Vermont, with a neat little treehouse in the back. It had fallen into rot and disuse over the years, but now that I have a kid, my father-in-law and brother-in-law decided t...
12:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Podcast: The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill
"Founded in 1996, Seattle's Mars Hill Church was poised to be an influential, undeniable force in evangelicalismthat is until its spiraling collapse in 2014. The church and its charismatic founder, Ma...
12:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Animals are "shapeshifting" to cope with climate change
A new scientific paper finds that warm-blooded animals are evolving larger beaks, legs, ears and tails, as they try to adapt to a warmer planet."Appendages have an important, but often undervalued, ro...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Planet-killing astronomer who downgraded Pluto looks for a replacement
Michael Brown, professor of planetary astronomy at Caltech, is most famous for demoting Pluto from planet to planetoida sad but necessary consequence of his discovery that there are numerous planetoid...
11:29 am GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Turn a Kobo e-reader into an e-ink typewriter
Kobowriter [github] is software by olup that turns a Kobo [Amazon] into a nice simple e-ink typewriter. Just bring your own battery-powered keyboard and Bob's your uncle.For years I thought that e-ink...
11:20 am GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Awsome old footage of Mark Pauline blowing stuff up in a San Francisco parking lot
In 1981, Performance artist, inventor, and founder of Survival Research LaboratoriesMark Pauline went live on the television show SFO to blow stuff up. An intrigued yet nervous crowd gathered around a...
11:20 am GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Awesome old footage of Mark Pauline blowing stuff up in a San Francisco parking lot
In 1981, Performance artist, inventor, and founder of Survival Research Laboratories, Mark Pauline, went live on the television show SFO to blow stuff up. An intrigued-yet-nervous crowd gathered aroun...
11:19 am GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Click the first link on a Wikipedia page. Repeat. Eventually, you'll end up on "Philosophy"
Try it for yourself, or make it into a game with a friend: both of you can choose the starting page that the other person will use. Whoever gets to Philosophy the most quickly wins. I played this with...
11:10 am GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: The sights and sounds of a red-hot iron ingot sinking through a block of ice
This Red Hot Copper Ingot Dropped into Ice (listen to sound) from oddlysatisfying Watch in satisfaction and confusion as a red-hot hunk of metal gurgles and hisses its way throug...
10:45 am GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Startling video shows Nebraska anti-masker purposefully coughing on grocery store shoppers and calling them "sheep"
This video of a Nebraska woman intentionally coughing on fellow grocery store shoppers is circulating on various social media sites. "A shopper and her daughter say were accosted by another shopper Fr...
10:07 am GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Federal court rules that Catholic schools cannot fire teachers for being gay
Last Friday, US District Judge Max Cogburn ruled that Lonnie Billard, a gay substitute drama and English teacher in North Carolina, was wrongfully fired in 2014. Cogburn ruled that the Charlotte ...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing The worst thing about Theranos wasn't the hinky blood testing machines or the alleged fraud
Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder who dressed up as Steve Jobs and wowed west-coast VCs and east-coast magazines with imaginary blood testing machines, is embarking on her long trial on fraud cha...
09:53 am GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing The weirdest "Writer Beware" alert of all time
Sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Writer Beware is one of the longest-running and most oddly satisfying literary blogs on the 'net, tracking the weird and wild world of ...
03:55 am GMT - Wed, September 8, 2021
BoingBoing Concentrate on designing your career with this real-world planning tool, now $60 off
If you're just getting started in your career, trying to figure it, or thinking about changing your path to a different one, you'll need a good solid career plan to set you up for success. While ...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing This vacuum and fragrance bundle gives your home that warm, clean feeling no matter what stink you bring in
Freshen up your house the simple way with the Sirena Vacuum Cleaner, which comes complete with accessories and a fragrance pack. Alright clean freaks and clutter busters, here's what you get with the ...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these sexy anthropomorphic airplanes, courtesy of r/Aeromorph
Thanks to MEL Magazine, I've just learned about r/Aeromorph, the subreddit where people share their favorite images of sexy, big-titted airplanes. The autocorrect on my computer tried to change that t...
08:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Shang-Chi had a side hustle modeling for stock photos
Star of Marvel's latest smash hit Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings once took stock photo modeling gigs to pay his bills. This stock photos of Simu Liu are so funny help #$&@* pic.twitter....
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: How to fold a fitted sheet (but make it mean)
Mean life hack from TikTokCringe This TikTok from user @mattydovids gives simple, concise instructions on how to fold that pesky fitted sheet that you usually just ball up and pl...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter corrects Jim Jordan's claim that "Vaccine mandates are un-American"
In another case of "conservatives: stupid or evil?" Rep. Jim Jordan leaves me pondering: Is he ignorant of the facts of American history, which makes him carelessly tweet this stupid statement, OR doe...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Double your fun (and productivity) with this dual-screen laptop monitor
Everybody wants the freedom to work on an Excel spreadsheet on one screen and watch classic cat mischief videos on YouTube on another. However, having two laptops, or traditional dual monitors, can be...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing This video shows what Burning Man was like in 1997
Burning Man 1997: An ABC Nightline Investigation gives an inside look at what the annual Burning Man festival was like in '97, when it was just a little over a decade old. One dude in the video says t...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing The trailer for 'LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales' is more hilarious than terrifying
Something says 'fun' and not really 'terrifying' about these LEGO Star Wars tales, but you can be sure I'll watch!Palpatine is mostly just comical anyways, live-action or LEGO....
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Three anti-gun violence educators charged with illegally carrying guns while out on bail for prior gun violations
In Chicago, three men were separately charged this week for illegally carrying guns. Curiously, all three were out on bond with pending felony gun violations, ranging from "unlawful use of a weapon" t...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Superstar gymnast Simone Biles to her critics: "I can't hear you over my 7 olympic medals"
Simone Biles has long been one of my daughter's heroes, and thus mine. This Instagram post is one of the best I have seen on the platform: View this post on Instagram A post shared ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing These silicone putty earplugs are the best
I stay in hotels quite a bit, and these silicone putty earplugs are the best ones I've found for muffling noise. My ear canals don't work well with those cylindrical foam plugs. They leave an air gap....
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing New data: You have a one in 5,000 chance of a breakthrough COVID-19 infection (or maybe even one in 10,000)
New COVID-19 data from Utah, Virginia, and King County where Seattle is located suggests that the real chance of a vaccinated person getting a breakthrough infection is around one in 5,000. According ...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Texas doctor blames Texas republicans for 'killing their fellow Texans'
A doctor on the frontlines, battling Texas' massive summer pediatric COVID-19 surge, blames the Republican governor and state legislature for inadequately responding to the pandemic. Houston Public Me...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing 'Baby Yoda' employed as a drug mule in the fentanyl trade
Tennessee law enforcement has apprehended a 'man from Michigan' carrying his 'Baby Yoda' doll stuffed with fentanyl.WKRN.com:Rutherford County Sheriff's Captain Britt Reed said the Fentanyl found insi...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Twins conjoined at the backs of their heads finally separated and see each other for the first time
After 12 hours in surgery, twin girls who had spent their first year of life conjoined at the backs of their heads saw each other for the first time. The operation at Israel's Soroka Medical Centre ha...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Duck learned to say "You bloody fool," providing scientists new insight into the evolution of vocal language
It looks like a duck and talks like a duck talking like a human. A duck named Ripper who lives in Australia's Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve learned to say "You bloody fool," providing further evidence to...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Email provider ProtonMail deletes no-logging promise after providing activist's IP to investigators
ProtonMail provided the IP address of a user to Swiss authorities, investigating a climate change activist known to use an email address at the privacy-promising service. ProtonMail has said in the pa...
02:11 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing This colorized footage of the last Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) is incredible
I'm not big on classic films that have been colorized, but the process applied to this 1933 footage of the last surviving Tasmanian tiger in captivity is wondrous. The National Film and Sound Archive ...
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Otherworldly video of a seahorse giving birth to thousands of "fry"
There's nothing quite like watching a seahorse give birth to 2,000 tiny babies. National Geographic published this video showing one shoot offpsring out of its stomach, bursts of tiny yellow specks ex...
01:20 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Your fingers sure look tasty to this battery-powered mini chainsaw
Widely available on eBay, Amazon and the other usual places under a dizzying variety of generative brand names, this 21V mini chainsaw is a ticket to the emergency room for America's hapless gardeners...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Richmond to remove statue of slaver general Robert Lee on Wednesday
Robert Lee commanded Confederate armies during the U.S. Civil War, but by the end of it he wouldn't have any slaves. By Wednesday evening, he won't have a giant statue in Richmond, either.A towering s...
12:43 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing $400bn utopian city to be imagined being built somewhere in America
Welcome to Telosa, a $400bn utopian city that might be built in Arizona, or Colorado, or maybe somewhere in the Appalachian mountains. Who cares, so long as someone's paying? [ Papasan]Telosa's public...
12:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Attorney General Merrick Garland: Justice Department will "protect" abortion seekers in Texas
After the Supreme Court allowed Texas's abortion ban to come into effect, providing bounties to private "abortion hunters" who sue women and anyone who helps them get an abortion, uncertainty reigns. ...
12:12 pm GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing A perfect nine-dart finish
In 1990, the USA's Paul Lim dazzled the audience at the Darts World Championship with a spectacular burst of accuracy that resulted in the championship's first ever nine-dart finish, or perfect game....
11:41 am GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing On the origin of "you guys"
"Guy" wasn't a word until the early 1600s when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the English Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot. The name became an insult, and addressing a group as "you guys" would have ...
11:27 am GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing The brown note is a hypothetical infrasonic frequency that would cause humans to lose control of their bowels.
Frequencies supposedly involved are between 5 and 9 Hz, below the lower frequency limit of human hearing. The Brown Note's effects on the bowels are controversial, though, and many studies report that...
11:25 am GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Spotify's "Blend" feature automatically makes and updates shared playlists with friends based on your listening data
Can't agree with your partner on a road trip playlist? Let Spotify curate your music based on both of your listening habits. "Spotify is globally rolling out Blend, which invites two users (with ...
11:24 am GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Before she was a Food Network star, Ina Garten worked in the White House as a budget analyst for nuclear energy projects
The revered Barefoot Contessa has many talents. Most people know her for her approachable guides to cooking and hosting: over the years, her career has included best-selling cookbooks, magazine column...
11:21 am GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing 87-year-old senator Chuck Grassley is doing "u kno what" at Dairy Queen again
Iowa senator Chuck Grassley seems to have control of his own Twitter account, and over the past decade, he has frequently posted about doing "u kno what" at Dairy Queen. Sorry, Chuck, but we don't kno...
11:18 am GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing How to catch a lobster with a tickle stick
When I was in San Diego for the Clarion Writer's Workshop in 2013, I remember seeing a man catch an enormous lobster with a fishing pole and then promptly throw it back into the ocean. Having spent m...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing Review: Pantera PicoPC
The Pantera PicoPC is a tiny PC (2.5" square and 1.7" tall) that runs fast enough to pass muster as a practical daily driver. Though a little larger than some rival models, that fact brings us to its ...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, September 7, 2021
BoingBoing These ultimate IT manager survival courses are here to give you a sick new set of IT skills
We all want to make the most out of our moola, but if your cash is fleeting, it may be time for a job that pays a little better. Getting into IT is a great way to, not just to make a lucrative living ...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Get your hands on this wireless car charger that has MagSafe compatibility
With iPhones constantly changing, getting better and better with each new release, it's hard to keep up with all the accompanying gadgets, especially when it comes to car chargers. But if you're looki...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing This 3-in-1 charging dock is perfect for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPod owners
While we all settle in nicely back at the office, or if you've been forced back to the work-from-home grind thanks to people making poor choices, chances are desks your desk has become a catch-all for...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Stories from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is remembered for its destructive intensity and terrible death toll. But the scale of the disaster can mask some remarkable personal stories. In this week's episod...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Are you in need of a new companion? Look no further than the Creepy Dolls Adoption Agency
Watch this video to learn about the Creepy Doll Adoption Agency. You can make a difference today and give a haunted or unsettling doll a brand new home. Many people out there find themselves unable to...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Clean your stuff with the OXO good grips deep clean brush set
Toothbrushes might seem like a good idea for scrubbing small areas, but they are not angled properly for the job and they wear out fast. The OXO good grips deep clean brush set has two brushes an...
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Republican candidate for California governor wonders why slave owners shouldn't get reparations for their lost property
Larry Elder is the most likely of the GOP candidates to replace California governor Gavin Newsom should voters recall Newsom in this month's recall election. Elder, a conservative black man, is a trea...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Exploring Stack Rock Fort, an abandoned three-gun fort built in an estuary in Wales
Kurt Roberts spent a few hours on Stack Rock Fort, an abandoned installation in a Welsh estuary build upon a rocky outcropping barely visible around it. It looks like a perfect place to estape to for ...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Snapchat's new AR feature wants to be like Shazam but for the visual world
Picture this: a stranger has cool shoes and you want the same ones. You ask where they're from, and he says he doesn't know because they were a gift. Enter Scan feature, a new Snapchat tool that ...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Ivanka Trump's public Spotify, which once contained an alleged sex playlist, is getting attention on Tiktok
A Tiktok from @theneedletok walks through Ivanka Trump's public Spotify. Most of her playlists are a few years old, and they have straightforward names like "Walk to work," and 2015 banger, "Holiday P...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing That's hot: why every food seems to have a spicy version
Hey, hot stuff! Flamin' Hot Cheetos ice cream, a spicy version of Goldfish crackers, and Flamin' Hot… Mountain Dew? More brands are releasing spicy versions of foods, even absurd contenders...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing The decline of the wallet: states roll out digital IDs
When I walk out the door, I can't help but run through my "phone, wallet, keys" checklist. Perhaps that list may shorten as digital ID options gain popularity. "Residents of Arizona and Georgia will s...
03:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing The most powerful poem ever published by Barren Magazine
This weekend, Barren Magazine's Danielle Rose wrote on the mirage of poetry. "I wish poets understood that the general population has no interest in what we do, so when we speak we are speaking only t...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Radioactive Tubular Girls: mashup of Kraftwerk, Mike Oldfield and Duran Duran
It was today brought to my attention that we have never posted Radiactive Tubular Girls, LeeDM101's perfect mashup of Mike Oldfield, Kraftwerk, Duran Duran and (courtesy of Instamatic's video) midcent...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Police let fugitive go during arrest because of his "unpredictable" and "violent" history
Police pulled over a 33-year-old fugitive wanted for assaulting a traffic guard. But they let him go after he refused to co-operate with the arresting officers, who excused themselves by saying the ma...
01:11 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Jerk snatches winning game ticket from old lady
Imagine an older lady in Naples, Italy, playing a "scratch and win" card and believing she had won. She goes to the shop with elated expectation where she purchased it to present it to the kindly toba...
01:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing The cultish language of "wellness mommy bloggers" ("DO YOUR RESEARCH")
Harpers Bazaar reports on the similarities between in-group catchphrases of "wellness mommy bloggers" and the language used by cults. These so-called "momfluencers," who tend to be white and financial...
01:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing Meet Guy N. Smith, the guy who gave the world 7 novels worth of crabs
I enjoy the occasional missives from the Pulp Librarian on Twitter, which is how I discovered the work of prolific crab sci-wi writer Guy N. Smith:In the follow-up Killer Crabs (1976) the massive man-...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing These apps are a perfect way to keep busy this Labor Day
Running out of things to do while we wait out whatever it is this pandemic will bring next? We've got some ideas on how to keep yourself sane, as well as some apps that can improve your quality of lif...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, September 6, 2021
BoingBoing This Mac toolbar will help feel more organized for less than $5
These days, it's almost impossible to keep your head on straight and not go insane, let alone keep all of your ducks in a row, files organized. Heck, you don't even know the names of all of your kids,...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing These headphones are the perfect accessory for under $20
Whether for work, play, sleep, or jogging around your neighborhood, you're going to need a good pair of headphones. Before you go too crazy trying to find the perfect pair, stop by and try these Sleep...
07:21 pm GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing Great deal on a 24-in-1 precision screwdriver that's just as good as Wirecutter's pick
I compulsively buy precision screwdriver sets and sit there for hours arranging them neatly. I don't even have a self-built PC or barely-accessible Mac anymore. No need for a T8, nor a 2.3. I just lik...
03:55 pm GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing The town of Muff holds a Muff Fair every year.
Since the early 17th century, the small town of Muff in County Cavan, Ireland has celebrated summer with a Muff Festival. See the town's name actually comes from a bad Anglicization of Magh, which mea...
01:59 pm GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing Photos of 80s noise band Hanatarash driving a bulldozer through a venue
This slide show of the legendary Hanatarash bulldozer gig shows incredible photos of the Japanese noise band's 1985 performance where they drove a bulldozer through the back wall of a venue and onto t...
01:08 pm GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing New analysis confirms Vinland map drawn with modern ink, is fake as heck
The Vinland map is a purportedly 15th-century document depicting the coastline of North America decades before it was charted by John Cabot. A new scan shows conclusively that it is a hoax: the ink us...
01:05 pm GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing Learn a new skill for just $15 in this Labor Day sale
Need a new hobby? There's never been a better time to sit on your tush and learn a new skill than right now, especially now that we're going back into hibernation mode thanks to people making wrong ch...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing A student made a minute-long compilation of the 125 times their Econ professor said "beef" in one lecture
Student Tino Cardasis took advantage of an online lecture recording of a University of Michigan economics lecture, editing out almost everything except the word "beef." Professor Adam Stevenson seemed...
12:36 pm GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing Shitty New Yorker cartoon captions
Sometimes, the rejected New Yorker cartoon submissions have their own draw (previously). Willy Staley and Matt Jordan understand that wholeheartedly, and they are done trying to win. For about a decad...
12:32 pm GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing Use this site to make funny Twitter bots, ready in minutes!
The site is called Cheap Bots Done Quick, but it's free to use. It's also astonishingly easy and requires little technical knowledge. Bots on Twitter may not be the height of humor nor the pinnacle of...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing This AI project distills research papers into a single sentence
Drowning in literature? Scientists often must manage research, teaching, and acquiring funding, and more. It can be hard to find time to read new papers in the field. It can also help non-specialists ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, September 5, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy the gift of time with 20% off the Scanmarker Air digital highlighter
When you were a kid back in the day, sitting bored in class, time seemed like it stood still. But these days, with meetings at work, doctor appointments, and get-togethers with friends jam-packed in y...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing This little multi-tool from the makers of KeySmart opens bottles, pushes buttons for you, and more
Everyday carry (EDC) has exploded in popularity over the past decade, and it isn't too difficult to find enthusiasts who ogle over multifunctional wallets, pocket knives, and even flashlights. Now may...
07:15 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists created a new neural network based on dragonfly brains
AI Neural Networks typically aim to replicate the functions of the human brain. But with some 86 billion neurons in our brains, well, that makes for a pretty complicated machine. Lots of potential, su...
06:08 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Texas and the Taliban making headlines for terrorizing women
This was the top of my feed when I looked at Google News this morning. ...
03:57 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Big John Studd's performance is still the best thing about 'Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man'
It is unsurprising that a movie where all the good guys are named after popular brands did not hold up very well, however, the bit where Big John Studd's Jack Daniels powerslides his motorcycle while ...
02:54 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Flood footage of basement wall collapsing in New Jersey home
The resident in this footage is reportedly safe and well, reports Eyewitness News 2, but the terrifying video shows why Hurricane Ida's overwhelming rainfall caused so many deaths in east-coast baseme...
02:36 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing How to make a Netflix-style documentary about anything, on a budget
Here's KLF's The Manual for the YouTube age, by Paul E.T. (Previously: How Filmmakers Make Cameras Disappear) The basics: don't waste money on a fancy camera or lenses, save the budget for the audio g...
02:26 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Oklahomans overdosing on ivermectin are swamping emergency rooms
A physician says people are taking so much ivermectin they'd have been better off with COVID-19.The Hill:Physician Jason McElyea told KFOR patients who took doses of ivermectin meant for a horse are f...
01:49 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Biden's "breakdown" and Saudi terror funding in this week's dubious tabloids
International politics once again dominates the tabloids this week – and they wonder why circulations are falling. With coronavirus still raging it seems that Hollywood celebrities aren't gettin...
01:37 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing "Flying Saucers are Real!" is an awesome book about UFO culture and history
Flying Saucers Are Real! by Jack Womack (not the one by Donald Keyhoe!) features an extensive catalogue of UFO content from his personal library. I received this book recently for my birthday and was ...
01:27 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Cops say they're quitting, but the stats show they're sitting pretty
The New York Times, among others, wants us to beleive that America's cops are quitting their cushy, safe, six-figure jobs because morale is low. But labor data shows otherwise, with only 1% leaving th...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Treat yourself this long weekend with these 20 Labor Day deals on sale for up to 80% off
Labor Day signals the start of the school year, but it also makes way for something even more excitingsummer sales. If you feel like treating yourself to some retail therapy this coming long weekend, ...
12:41 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Record-breaking bid for Steve Ditko's Amazing Fantasy 15, Spiderman's first appearance
Amazing Fantasy No. 15 by Steve Ditko received a high bid for $2.82 million a week before Heritage Auctions' September Comics and Comic Art event. Spider Man's very first appearance takes place in thi...
12:39 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Minus is a finite social network where have a limit of 100 postsfor life
Minus was created by Ben Grosser, and each user can only make 100 posts. Once you've made your 100 posts, there is no going backthat's it. On Minus, there are no likes, follows, or noisy notifications...
12:37 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Scratch-built model master class
In this 30-minute video, Bill of the Bill Making Stuff YouTube channel, shows many of the tricks of the trade for scratch-building/trash bashing models, for tabletop gaming, or just for fun. Bill is t...
12:35 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Peppa Pig roasts Kanye
There's a lot going on in the world, but tension between a rapper and a piglet is making headlines. Though Kanye West is no stranger to online beef, this is the first time he's been dragged by a Briti...
12:28 pm GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing If you've ever wanted to pay to read a Tweet, you can do that now
Twitter has launched "Super Follows" on iOS. The feature lets users charge for subscriber-only content, and mimics the subscriber model used by Patreon, Substack, and other platforms. The feature is c...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, September 4, 2021
BoingBoing Change the way you film for under $200 with this top-rated auto tracking tripod system
Whether it's catching something memorable on vacation or performing the latest viral TikTok dance, you depend on your smartphone to film some of life's most unforgettable moments. But just like anythi...
08:13 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing McSweeney's Wendy Molyneux tackles the logic behind COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy
Please enjoy this short excerpt from the new McSweeney's piece entitled OH MY FUCKING GOD, GET THE FUCKING VACCINE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING FUCKS:Hi, if you are reading this essay then congratulations, yo...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Give any outlet a little flair with 20 percent off this multi-functional gizmo
From your iPhone to your iPad to your wireless buds, you can't ever have enough outlets at home, especially if they're already packed with other gadgets and appliances. And while you could opt for a p...
06:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Bonnie Tyler hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is about vampires
I recently came across this 2002 Playbill interview with songwriter Jim Steinman, who passed away earlier this year. The conversation was mostly about his then-upcoming Broadway flop, Dance of the Vam...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing How MTV created and killed Winger
While the video credits Beavis and Butthead, the story they tell is really one of MTV falling in and out of love with hair rock. The Seventeen video playing on MTV made the band Winger seem like an ov...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Federal charges for woman who punched flight attendant
Vyvianna Quinonez, filmed punching a flight attendant who asked her to stow her tray table, now faces federal assault charges of assault and interfering with a flight. Both are felonies.The altercatio...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing This entire living room is a wireless charger
We've become accustomed to wireless chargers that harness a phenomenon called electromagnetic induction to power up nearby mobile devices. The range is very low though, usually requiring the device to...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Every tool box needs a pair of screw removal pliers
A screw with a stripped head can be difficult to remove.There are a number of ways to remove screws with stripped heads. Lifehacker has a nice article on this subject.My favorite method of removing a ...
04:51 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Bob Mould on "What's in my bag?"
In this Amoeba "What's in my Bag" episode, the great Bob Mould (Hsker D, Sugar) talks about some of the records that influenced and inspired him, from The Buzzcocks to Garbage to Dua Lipa.Image: Scree...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" as interpreted by Leo Moracchioli
I am awake now.Let us not forget there is always that time Bananarama covered the Sex Pistols, as well....
04:27 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing The trailer for 'The Wheel of Time' looks pretty good
One of the first fantasy series I remember reading, Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time is coming to Amazon video.Also:...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing This airplane banner wasn't an anti-semitic statement but rather a marriage proposal
A banner plane message caused quite a stir when spotted in the skies above Pembroke Pines, Florida last weekend. Amid a rise in anti-semitic crimes and hate speech, it's easy to understand why a messa...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing FTC reputedly investigating McDonald's always-broken ice cream machines
Apparently, some folks assume that McDonald's is somehow acting nefariously, rather than telling the truth when they claim their ice cream machines are overly complicated and prone to failure. The Wal...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Tune into "John's Old Time Radio Show" to hear some one-of-a-kind records
John's Old Time Radio Show is an incredible music podcast by John Heneghan. Every episode, he plays and talks about 78 rpm records from his collection. When I can't decide whether to listen to music o...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Poll: 78% of Americans approve of Afghanistan withdrawal
Though not pleased by the scenes of chaos at Kabul airport, Americans overwhelmingly approve of U.S. forces leaving Afghanistan. The 8/10 approval rating (a truly exceptional unanimity in an exception...
03:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Banksy's infamous shredded painting expected to sell for 6 million, six times its pre-shredded price
Remember back in 2018 when Banksy's painting "Love is in the Bin" (aka "The Girl and Balloon") shredded itself at a Sotheby's live auction right after it sold to an unidentified bidder for more than 1...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Tucker Carlson flub the facts (or just plain lie) about Roe v. Wade
Tucker Carlson on Fox News last night: "There [Biden] is lecturing us about Roe v. Wade, the sacred 5-4 ruling that invented the right to abortion out of nothing." Thing is, Roe V. Wade was actua...
02:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Uplifting video of New Wavers dancing at a club in the 1980s
The Stratus was a dance club in Spring Valley, California where New Wavers and alternative kids got their eyeliner, hairspray, and boogie on. This fantastic footage is circa 1986-1987 when (ahem) ever...
02:31 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Apple pauses child porn surveillance plan
Apple announced that it planned to scan images on iPhones to see if they matched the signatures of known child abuse images. Though iCloud mail (and many cloud storage services) are already subject to...
01:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing New research shows that female octopuses throw objects at males who annoy them
A new article from New Scientist reveals a fun twist to an earlier study of octopus behaviors:In 2015, Peter Godfrey-Smith at the University of Sydney and his colleagues filmed several commo...
01:39 pm GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Police guarding Tucson elementary school principal after men with "law enforcement" zip-ties threaten her over Covid rules
Students at Mesquite Elementary School in Vail, Arizona, a suburb of Tucson, were in close contact with an individual who tested positive for Covid. After the students were told to isolate, as per sta...
11:48 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing 8-bit dashboard for your browser
8bitdash turns Mike Ferrari's legendary color-cycling landscape animations (and many other exacmples of fantastic animated GIF art) into the backdrops for a desktop dashboard you can stare at all day ...
11:37 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol hill rioter Jacob Chansley to plead guitly, would like to no longer be called "Qanon Shaman"
Jacob Chansley, among the mob of Trump supporters who sacked the U.S. Capitol in January, has two things to say. First, he would like to no longer be referred to as the Qanon Shaman, a sobriquet earne...
11:30 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Do roundabouts cause tornadoes? Man wants to know
As an immigrant from Britain, I can confirm that the tornado situation there is terrible and it's definitely got something to do with the roundabouts, or "rotary intersections" as I have seen them lab...
11:21 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Man arrested after assaulting MSNBC reporter on-air and going on the run
Benjamin Dagley was filmed live-on air ranting at then lunging into MSNBC reporter Shaquille Brewster. Quickly identified due to certain prior infamies, Dagley reportedly went on the run. He's been fo...
11:15 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Techy TikTokers are sabotaging Texas's abortion whistleblower website
Following Texas's ban on abortions as early as six weeks, TikTok activists have made efforts to sabotage the enforcement of the restrictions. An activist has made a script to flood a Texas website use...
11:14 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Soliloquy For Lilith is one of my favorite Nurse With Wound albums
Nurse with Wound's 1988 album Soliloquy for Lilith puts me in the perfect headspace when I'm drawing or writing about creepy subject matter. If you're a fan of dark ambient music, you might dig this a...
11:14 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing 'Soliloquy For Lilith' is one of my favorite 'Nurse With Wound' albums
Nurse with Wound's 1988 album Soliloquy for Lilith puts me in the perfect headspace when I'm drawing or writing about creepy subject matter. If you're a fan of dark ambient music, you might dig this a...
11:07 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Stop taking your phone into the bathroom
Writer Miles Klee wrote about how he stopped taking his phone into the bathroom and it made him "a new man." "Jokes about being addicted to the internet are one thing. This behavior, though normalized...
11:05 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Remembering the Great Tamale Incident of 1976 that may have cost Gerald Ford the presidency
There's no shortage of presidential food gaffs. Vice President Quayle famously misspelled "potato" in front of sixth graders in 1992, and Mayor Pete pigged out at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Hillary Cli...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing "All's well that ends" and other anti-proverbs
An anti-proverb [wikipedia] is the transformation of a standard proverb for humorous effect. Here are a few to get you started:The early worm gets picked first.All's well that endsIt take a viking to ...
10:59 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Who wants to take a trip to Jasper Mall?
I recently watched Jasper Mall,  a 2020 documentary film (directed by Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcombabout) about a dying mall in Jasper, Alabama. Jasper Mall originally opened in 1981,...
10:58 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Kitten ASMR
If you're like me and can't stand the wet, cavernous mouth-sounds of mainstream ASMR videos, give this one a try: a teeny-tiny little baby kitty chilling in the grass, getting the pets it deserves, an...
10:58 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Malfunctioning rocket takes off sideways
When the US firm Astra tried to launch its latest rocket up to low-earth orbit, one of the engines failed on the launch pad — so instead of going up, the rocket remained upright but shuffled off...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, September 3, 2021
BoingBoing Change the way you tailgate, camp, and more with this SUV car tent
We may be on the last leg of summer, but that doesn't mean we're going to be stuck inside anytime soon. From having fun at tailgates before the big game to spending late nights with the family around ...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing ABBA returns after almost 40 years with a new album and ILM-created concert
The band is back together! Swedish pop sensations ABBA have announced their first studio album since the early 1980s and a concert series. But this isn't just any concert, Anni-Frid, Agnetha, Benny an...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Graphing calculators are "sexy" now
Texas Instruments' obsolete and overpriced TI-84 (previously) is the beneficiary of an intensely-lobbied academic monopoly, but sales have dropped in recent years. Last month, Texas Instruments releas...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Report: British ISP provides real-time user data to copyright lawyers
Torrentfreak reports that British internet service provider Sky also a TV company that holds the lucrative license to broadcast Premiere League matches is "monitoring the IP addresses of servers sus...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Master a new skill on your own time with this top-rated audio learning platform
These days, it never feels like time is on your side. Between the tight deadlines at work, social gatherings, and shopping trips you have to complete, your to-do list feels like it's growing by the mi...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Triceratops skeleton up for auction, starting price $1.2m Euros
Auctioneers at Binoche et Giquello hope that it's a good year for vintage furnishingsand that someone out there has at least $1.2m Euros and a lot of space to stash a full-size Triceratops skeleton. T...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Video shows hypocrisy by Fox News host over cancel culture
Fox News host Pete Hamsandwich, or who-cares-what-his-name-is, praises Angie Ugarte, a Florida restaurant owner who posted a sign refusing to serve anyone who supports President Biden. Ugarte specific...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Police officers and prison guards have some of the highest rates of COVID-19
COVID-19 was the leading cause of death among active duty police in 2020, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. 264 federal, state, military, tribal, and local law enforcem...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki dismantles a male reporter questioning President Biden's support for women's right to choose
Jen Psaki swiftly and deftly shut down a male reporter, reputedly from EWTN, "the global catholic network" questioning how President Biden could trust women to make their own decisions. Psaki tells a ...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing High-speed German train inches its way through floods
I'm tired of Europeans going on about their fancy high-speed rain networks. You'd think the damn things walked on water....
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Alligator vs. Drone
In this footage, some people in the Florida Evergladesto be clear, they are gibbering moronsbother an alligator with their drone. The alligator devours the drone."Oh god he's eating it." "That's proba...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Vintage commercial for Morinaga snacks is hilarious
This 1995 Moringa "Super Ottotto" snack commercial is absurdly wonderful. I had to watch it five times and couldn't stop laughing. This might be the silliest snack commercial I've ever seen. My questi...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Harley's BMW meets BMW's Harley
For decades two of the most iconic names in motorcycling have largely stayed out of each other's way. Now, Harley has introduced an adventure bike, and BMW has released a cruiser of all things.Harley'...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists 3D print hunk of Wagyu steak
Osaka University scientists isolated stem cells from Wagyu cows and used them to 3D print a hunk of steak with the correct arrangement of muscle, fat, and blood vessels that makes Wagyu beef so specia...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing "Mr. Worldwide" the pigeon and other wild names spotted on Petfinder
Jea Jensen is a 27-year-old creator behind Petfinder Names, which introduces you to weird and wild pet names, like a pigeon named Mr. World Wide and a dog named Thicken Nugget. Other viral posts...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to these pink oyster mushrooms sing
Tune into Five Minutes of Pink Oyster Mushroom Playing Modular Synthesizer to hear a mushroom sing some groovy tunes. In MycoLyco's video, a flush of pink oyster mushrooms are hooked up to a eurorack ...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Armor design for female characters doesn't have to be ridiculous and unrealistic
This fantastic video by Jill Bearup is a wonderful resource that everyone involved in designing armor for female characters would likely benefit from....
05:52 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the newly-discovered killer original demo of The Doors' "Riders on the Storm"
Retrieved from the vaults for a 50th anniversary box set of The Doors' L.A. Woman is this grittier original demo of "Riders on the Storm" recorded at Sunset Sound Studios. From Rolling Stone:The origi...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Hurricane Ida smashed the Duke boys 'General Lee'
Seems actor John Schneider, best know for his time on The Dukes of Hazzard, had a copy of the odious 'General Lee' smashed, and another was tossed into a tree when Hurrican Ida came through. Hollywood...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Hurricane Ida smashed the Duke boys' 'General Lee'
Seems actor John Schneider, best know for his time on The Dukes of Hazzard, had a copy of the odious 'General Lee' smashed, and another was tossed into a tree when Hurricane Ida came through. Hollywoo...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman said he trained dog to fetch gun and that the dog accidentally shot itself
Jonathan George, 31, first told local law enforcement that he had trained his dog to fetch him his firearm and that the boxer had set the gun off in its mouth. As the clown was very drunk, the police ...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Florida chiropractor signing hundreds of medical exemptions for kids to not wear masks at school
Hundreds of people are lining up at Twin Palms Chiropractic in Venice, Florida where chiropractor Dan Busch is signing forms to medically exempt kids from wearing masks in the Sarasota County School D...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Grandpa Witmer's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Mixer
I don't know who Grandpa Witmer is, but around our compound, he's a SubGenius ShorDurPerSav and a Discordian Saint. We use Saint Witmer's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Mixer to mix peanut butter qu...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing This is not a color photo but rather an astonishing optical illusion
The above image is not a color photo of those people. The colors you see are an optical illusion."It's a black & white photo, but overlaid with a thin grid of coloured lines," tweeted digital arti...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Smile with your eyes
Pictured here are the first two panels of Matthew Ingman's latest three-panel comic at The Oatmeal. You'll have to click through for the rest. It's very eye-catching. [ Bruce Heerssen]...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing $40,000 reward to solve mystery of 58 pregnant cows found dead in a wildlife refuge
In July, 58 pregnant cows that had been grazing in North Dakota's Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge were found dead. Another 15, also pregnant, lost their fetuses but survived. How or why this happen...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Normal-looking USB cable logs everything you do and can be radioed from more than 1 mile away
The O. MG USB cable comes with USB-C or Lightning tips and costs $120. If that seems extraordinarily expensive for a USB cable, it's because this one was made by security researcher MG and has WiFi, r...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing "What Happens When We Die?" is an extremely creepy childrens' audiobook from 1964
I feel sorry for any child that was forced to listen to this eerie audiobook about what happens when people die. I also wonder if the narrator was high on drugs. As gospel music plays in the backgroun...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing McDonald's manager explains that Grimace is "a taste bud"
Growing up in the 70s and early 80s, I was morbidly fascinated by Grimace, the McDonaldland character. I'm old enough to remember when Grimace was a) an evil character who stole milkshakes, and b) pos...
01:20 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing The surprisingly wholesome subreddit fights for "the right to bear arms"
The subreddit r/beararms contains photos and videos of waving bears. ...
01:18 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Save $89 on this hybrid solar oven for all-year-round grilling
Whether you're out camping with the fam or tailgating before a game with the crew, solar cookers sure come in clutch. But on those days when you can barely see the Sun behind the clouds, whipping up y...
12:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion ban in 5-4 decision
Abortion is now effectively banned in Texas, and the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to block the 6-week "heartbeat" law in a 5-4 decision. Roe v. Wade is not formally overturned, but it is as good as ...
12:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Circuit level simulation of 1972 arcade game Pong
Pong was created by Al Alcorn for Atari in 1972. Pong was made of circuits. Pong has now been implemented in Paul Falstad's Circuit Simulator, as ported to Javascript by Iain Sharp. So now you may wa...
11:50 am GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Kickstart this cool new comic of North American folktales by Indigenous artists
Iron Circus Comics is a great independent press that's been kicking around since 2007. Founded by artist/writer C. Spike Trotman creator of comics like Templar, Arizona and Smut Peddler the company ...
11:20 am GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Dandelions may have more health benefits than you realize
Believe it or not, Dandelion is way more than just a weed growing in your yard. Dandelion grows all over the place in North America, and there's a good chance you have some in your neighborhood. Up un...
11:17 am GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Goodreads has a problem with extortion scams and review bombing
Many authors will go to great lengths to minimize their negative reviews, and a slew of one-star careers can be a major detriment to a writer's career. Because of the influence of the book review site...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing GPT-3 is able to accurately predict a lot about COVID-19
GTP-3, the deep-learning language model created by OpenAI that's eerily good at writing human-sounding text, was trained on data that ended in October 2019. That means it hasn't been trained on any te...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Massive jumprope circle
Playing massive jump rope from oddlysatisfying It's hard to count how many students are participating in this giant, intimidating, potentially dangerous game of jumprope, but it'...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Woman makes full length gown entirely out of plastic Target bags
Kailey Schmitt wanted to make herself a dress and didn't want to buy a bunch of fabric to do it. She already had a ton of plastic bags, so Voil! Plastic bag dress made exclusively from Target shopping...
02:46 am GMT - Thu, September 2, 2021
BoingBoing Remove your sensitive information from 80 sites for less than $50
Sharing is caring, or, at least that's what we were taught as children. In many cases this is true.However, this most definitely shouldn't be the rule when it comes to sharing our own sensitive person...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing This MagSafe battery pack costs $60 less than the Apple version and also works with Samsung phones
If your day-to-day work or your insatiable Instagram addiction are keeping you on your phone all day, chances are you're having trouble keeping it charged. And chances are, your friends and loved ones...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing A failed attempt to Rickroll the Lockpicking Lawyer
Once again the Lockpicking Lawyer is more clever than a viewer who sends him a locking USB stick from 'Rick Astley.'...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing US Marines discharge corporal for violating mask mandate for unvaccinated troops
The US Marines have discharged a service member for failing to adhere to COVID-19 vaccination and mask-wearing policies. Marine Cpl. Whitney McHaffie had previously accepted the other mandatory vaccin...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing This compilation of the world's worst websites will make your head hurt
Websites From Hells links to sites with charmingly terrible designdesign so bad it's sometimes dubbed "HTML abuse." These websites feel like a time portal to when UX didn't exist and nothing hurt. ANG...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: The making of a groovy disco-cube
Watching this guy make a Disco Cube with Magnets from oddlysatisfying Originally posted by MagneticGames on Youtube, this snippy, snappy construction process is a pleasure for th...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Unmasked NYPD cop harasses man who photographed him on subway "America is so free. That's the problem."
Alex Fermin was in New York City's 46th St. station when he spotted some cops who weren't wearing covid masks, as they are currently required to around other people. He asked them to mask up, and one ...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing How to make a Netflix documentary without Netflix
If you have wondered how Netflix manages to crank out its endless river of documentaries on pretty much everything mundane, Youtuber Paul E.T. has cracked the code.Here he shares their formula in a st...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon welcomes delivery drivers who smoke weed
In an attempt to find more people willing to deliver their packages Amazon has instructed its 'delivery partners' to stop screen for marijuana. Doing so is anticipated to help ease the workforce short...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Todd Haynes's Velvet Underground documentary looks to be magnificent
The Velvet Underground is my favorite band of all time. I've worn out the first four albums, hunted down the bootlegs, read the books, watched the films, and smiled nervously at Lou Reed across the ro...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Fists fly, conspiracy theories abound at a Florida school board meeting
These folks are screaming and punching mad over protecting children while actually exposing them to a deadly pandemic.Take This: Tempers flare and fists fly over a school mask mandate in Florida's Lee...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Radically contagious: thousands seem headed for unticketed Burningman
Last year I heard a lot of stories from folks who just had to go with a small group of friends and 'be' on 'the playa.' I guess the need to be together on the playa continues to outweigh good sense. &...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing This is the best pot scrubber
After trying out a lot of different scrub brushes, I think the OXO Good Grips scrub brush is the best. I prefer this palm-style brush to brushes with a handle because I can really bear down on the pot...
04:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Astonishing videos of a microscopic tardigrade going for a walk
Tardigrades, aka "water bears," are .02-inch-long animals that live throughout Earth's biospheres, from below solid Antarctic ice to deep ocean trenches and rainforests. Most animals of that size are ...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Millennium Partners seeks to build a Los Angeles skyscraper on a faultline, also San Francisco tower worsening "in a dramatic fashion"
At the end of an LA Times report on the San Francisco skyscraper that continues to more drastically lean, I learned that Millennium Partners, the folks responsible for building said leaning tower, hav...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Hawaii vacationer busted using fake vaccine card with misspelling of Moderna
Chloe Mrozak, 24, was arrested for allegedly using a fake COVID-19 vaccine card to visit Oahu. One big flag was that the card specified that she had received two doses of the "Maderna" vaccine in Dela...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing David Lynch directed this funny pasta commercial
David Lynch directed this 1991 commercial for Barilla Pasta. The commercial begins with a little girl falling off her bike outside a restaurant. A man sitting at a table runs over to see if she's ok, ...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Elton John sure phoned in this Sasson jeans commercial
Sasson was sponsoring Elton John's 1984 tour, so he re-recorded a few seconds of audio from 'Sad Songs' and repurposed the MTv video to keep them happy.Classic Rock History:In 1984, an apparel company...
02:54 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Video of a dolphin swimming through floodwaters in Louisiana neighborhood
Following the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Ida, Amanda Huling returned to her drenched Slidell, Louisiana neighborhood to assess the damage. To her surprise, she spotted a dolphin swimmin...
02:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Start learning how to code with over 90 hours of Java training for under $50
Java has grown with the internet for as long as many of its users have been alive. Originally made for simple online applications in the 90s, Java is still one of the most widely used programming lang...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Look! It's pizza night aboard the International Space Station!
A recent delivery of supplies to the International Space Station included a pizza kit for the astronauts. Last night was pizza night! ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet posted the below video to his Instagr...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing XBox controller cast in lead and copper to protest use of gaming gear in war
Rachel Berger, a design professor at California College of the Arts, cast an XBox controller in lead and copper to protest the U.S. military's use of XBox controllers as battle equipment. The United S...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing A peek into the mind of Gary Panter
Whenever I need some drawing inspiration, I love to look through Gary Panter's work. Panter is one of the artists whom I look up to the most. His unique, playful vision fills me with excitement and ha...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Illinois woman arrested after traveling on fake Covid vaccination card claiming she took the "Maderna" jab
Illinois woman Chloe Mrozak, 24, went to Hawaii and presented a Covid vaccination card to avoid quarantine upon arrival. The card, unfortunately for Mrozak's travel plans, said she received the "Mader...
01:23 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Man attacks TV reporter in Gulfport, then goes on the run
Reporting from Gulfport, Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurrican Ida, MSNBC's Shaquille Brewster had to cut a segment short when a man heckled and assaulted him on-camera. The footage shows the man, ...
12:31 pm GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Attention Kmart shoppers: this former employee uploaded Kmart's 1989-1991 in-store music to the Internet Archive
Former Kmart employee Mark Davis, who once worked at a store in Naperville, Illinois uploaded a trove of Kmart playlists (complete with announcements!) to the Internet Archive. Find the collection her...
11:58 am GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Mount Taranaki, a "circle visible from space"
Mount Taranaki is an unusually symmetrical volcano in New Zealand whose conical prominence is heightened by the circular national park that it is centered in, where forest ends and farmland begins. To...
11:37 am GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing The History of Doug, part 3
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...
11:36 am GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing This disorder makes people think everyone they see is the same person wearing disguises
The condition, called the Fregoli delusion, is named after the Italian actorLeopoldo Fregoli who was renowned for his ability to make quick changes of appearance during his stage act. It may result fr...
11:21 am GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Remembering Hooters Air, the "breastaurant" in the sky
From 2003-2006, the restaurant Hooters briefly had an airline called Hooters Air. The carrier was marketed towards golfers in an effort to bring casual and tournament players to Myrtle Beach golf cour...
11:21 am GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Grey wolf sighted on Central Coast for the first time in over a century
In Kern County, CA, researchers are celebrating after spotting a single grey wolf on a wildlife camera. The California Department of Fish & Wildlife says it's the first verified wolf to return to ...
11:20 am GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Some Welsh people want a dragon penis on their flag
From the public petition committee of Senedd Cymru, the Welsh parliament: Within symbology, an erect penis depicts fertility and strength, when applied to a royal insignia, it's even more important be...
11:10 am GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Curb Dance is a beautful short film by Harmony Korine
Curb Dance is my favorite Harmony Korine short film, featuring Korine himself in a pink dress, tap dancing on curbs and holding a doll as he narrates a two-minute story. There is something indescribab...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Xeric has fashioned an ultra-cool NASA Apollo 15 watch that brings the wonder of space to your wrist
Space. The final frontier. There's a reason that Star Trek tagline has endured for almost 60 years. It's because there is no human pursuit that feeds our desire to know the unknown and expand our idea...
12:37 am GMT - Wed, September 1, 2021
BoingBoing Start a new career and earn passive income with this bundle of productivity apps that's 98% off
More and more people every day are taking the leap and working for themselves or turning their side hustles into a cash crop. Skills such as productivity, social media management, and how to create in...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Safely and efficiently charge your iPhone, Air Pods, iPad, and even your MacBook with a single charger
You have a lot on your to-do list, from remembering to log on to that Zoom meeting after lunch to stopping by the grocery store before you completely run out of milk. And in between all of these seemi...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Straw.page is an "extremely simple website builder" with a HTML-brutalism vibe
Osman Ahmed writes in with Straw.Page, a cool website creation platform he's made that makes it easy to get your thing online without the headaches of self-hosting or the engagement incentives of soci...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Classic adventure Myst remade for modern machines
Myst, the adventure game that first linked us to the age of CD-ROM, was re-released this week as a modern first-person game for XBox, PC and Mac, complete with contemporary system requirements and the...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing The Pet Rock really was a fad and people did buy them
Every now and then it serves to remind one's self that Gary Dahl's Pet Rock is actually still for sale because people still buy them.I prefer my puppy but love is love.I am not sure how this commercia...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Mike Richards fired as Jeopardy executive producer
Mike Richards will no longer be executive producer of the game show Jeopardy, reports the Washington Post. Sony fired him, reports Variety. A virtual nobody, appointed the show's host after a star-stu...
06:21 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing China just banned young people from playing online games during the school week and also limited weekend play
School has just resumed in China and with it comes new bans on videogame play by young people. According to new rules from the National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA), people under 18 are...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Why is this Philadelphia beach covered with 30 million horseshoe crabs?
When spring comes to Philadelphia's Delaware Bay, the shore becomes covered with tens of millions of horseshoe crabs. It's spawning season. Learn more about this oceanic orgy in the Deep Look video ab...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Bathe in the supposed healing powers of the Integratron
Located 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park in Landers, California, is a unique dome-shaped building called The Integratron, where you can experience the intersection of art, science, and magi...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Socks for people who don't like socks
I almost always wear Native Jefferson shoes, which don't require socks. On those rare occasions when socks are called for, I wear these no-show socks. They sit well below the top of most shoes, and th...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Climate-conscious students will soon enjoy more meat-free options in Berlin's university canteens
Starting this winter, students at universities in Berlin will be enjoying a larger array of meat-free food options at on-campus canteens. The 34 canteens across 4 campuses that cater to Berlin's stude...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Artificially-intelligent song mashups
Give rave.dj two songs and it'll try and mash the two together. The results are good, if often absurd and uncanny in the artificially-intelligent way we'll perhaps never quite get used to. Its meldin...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing "Steps will be taken" to ensure fake high school's fake football teams never appear on ESPN again
Somehow ESPN aired a football game between a real and very good football team and a faked up team from a fake high school. There are allegations of child endangerment, fraud, and all sort of awfulness...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing San Francisco will start paying people $300/month not to shoot anyone (or get shot)
San Francisco's homicide rate has risen, from 14 in 2019 to 21 so far this year. According to a government report, the majority of people involved in gun violence (as shooters or victims) are directly...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Remember "I Am Rich," the thousand dollar app?
I am Rich was a 2008 app that cost $999.99 and had just one function: displaying the mantra: "I am rich. I deserv it. I am good, healthy & successful." Yes, deserve was spelled wrong. Before Appl...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing No, an eel enema won't safely relieve your constipation
A fellow was hospitalized in Xinghua, China after attempting to relieve his constipation by, er, encouraging a 20 centimeter long eel to wiggle into his rectum. Unsurprisingly, it didn't go well. The ...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Red delicious apples tasted good until farmers bred the flavor out
Red delicious apples, notorious for their grainy texture and bland flavor, were the country's best-selling apple until 2018. After Iowa farmer Jesse Hiatt discovered the variety in his orchard in the ...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing The sadly avoidable compendium of anti-vaxxers who have died from COVID-19
Sorry Antivaxxer is a list of stories that never needed to be written. Obituaries, tales of death, and near death, caused by COVID-19 upon those who adamantly refused vaccination. It is heartbreaking ...
02:40 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing When to practice mindlessness instead of mindfulness
Practicing mindfulness can benefit your mental state in numerous ways, from increasing creativity to alleviating stress and helping lift depression. But sometimes, a moment of mindlessness is what you...
01:34 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Husband of Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert did jail time for "lewd exposure" in a bowling alley
Republican lawmaker Lauren Boebert failed to disclose her husband's lucrative financial interests, but she also failed to disclose something else about Jayson Stephen Boebert: his jail time for whippi...
01:07 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing If you have a new computer, this PC transfer kit is a complete lifesaver
Is there anything better than getting started on a brand new computer? It's like having a digital fresh start, with updated apps and programs, a crisp, clean keyboard, and a shiny new screen. But all ...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Customer urinates on counter at Dairy Queen after being asked to wear mask
In Port Alberni, British Columbia, a man angry at being asked to wear a mask while ordering food whipped out his penis and urinated on the counter as Dairy Queen team members screamed in horror. Graha...
12:37 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing The last place on Earth selling leaded gasoline for cars finally makes the switch
Algeria, the last country on earth where you could still fill up your car with leaded gasoline, finally banned its sale last month. Lead additives improve the performance of gasoline and lubricate it ...
12:12 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Porn that's by pandas and for pandas
Because captive pandas tend to show little interest in mating, scientists who are concerned about their waning populations have resorted to unusual measures like pornography and Viagra. In 2006, 31cub...
12:09 pm GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing School board members quitting to avoid threatening, hostile crowds
School boards meetings are being turned into chaotic shouting matches dominated by angry, threatening right-wing mobs. So the members are quitting, reports the AP.In Vail, Arizona, speakers at a rece...
11:32 am GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Take a rrip to Randyland, one of the most colorful places in the United States
If you find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA, be sure to take a trip to a magical place called Randyland. Randyland is an incredible DIY art museum that a man named Randy Gilson constructed in his own yard....
11:32 am GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Take a trip to Randyland, one of the most colorful places in the United States
If you find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA, be sure to take a trip to a magical place called Randyland. Randyland is an incredible DIY art museum that a man named Randy Gilson constructed in his own yard....
11:28 am GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing The first webcam was invented in order to see if there was still coffee in the Cambridge break room
Today in the humble history of the internet: the very first webcam was invented in 1991 because computer science researchers at the University of Cambridge just wanted to see if there was coffee in th...
11:27 am GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Ed Asner dies at 91, lived a complete life and made fun of my shoes
Ed Asner took a shot at me and my shoes in a very Don Rickles type of move, that I absolutely loved but more about that later, as the celebrated actor has passed away at the age 91.Ed Asner's career s...
11:11 am GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Why this probiotic supplement claims to make testicles grow
"Floracil50 contains the only living bacteria that can solve the problem of small balls."That's what it says on the manufacturer's website, anyway. A one-month supply of this probiotic dietary supplem...
08:27 am GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Plastic surgeons say the pandemic has caused "Zoom dysmorphia"
It seems that all the time we've spent staring at ourselves in Zoom during the pandemic is affecting our perception of ourselves. When plastic surgeons began reopening for business in 2021, they found...
02:05 am GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing Save over 30% on this cordless vacuum will have you looking forward to cleaning day
Before you drag in the fall decor from the closet, it's always nice to give your home a good thorough cleaning after summer. But when it comes to a deep clean that gets the most stubborn dust hiding i...
01:54 am GMT - Tue, August 31, 2021
BoingBoing 13-year old's Snapchat drinking binge is not protected speech
In an attempt to get her daughter, who was kicked off a school sports team for broadcasting an underage drinking binge on Snapchat, put back on the school sports team, a mother sued that the school wa...