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10:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing If you're still masking, you're not alone!
COVID cases are on the rise in the United States, and even those rising figures are severely undercounted, according to some experts who estimate that, because of home testing, case rates are actually...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Here's a bunch of cats covering "Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes
This is what the Internet was made for. @frenchfuse The Cat Stripes #thewhitestripes #sevennationarmy son original – French Fuse — Read the rest ...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Study: Big Tech companies produce even more carbon emissions by having cash in the bank
The Carbon Bankroll is a new study from the Climate Safe Lending Network, the Outdoor Policy Outfit, and BankFWD that attempts to quantify the banking industry's role in contributing to carbon emissio...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Save on your energy bill with this personal AC
If your bills seem higher than ever these days, from the gas you've been putting on your credit card to your mortgage rates, buckle up. Summer is practically knocking at the door, which mean...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Minority rule in the United States is getting worse
The majority of Americans want gun control, but it hasn't happened because the United States is under minority rule of Christian Nationalists. The majority of Americans want abortion rights but are lo...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Kirk Cameron, Christian Reconstructionism, and The Homeschool Revolution
Kirk Cameron, best known as a child actor who played the part of Mike Seaver on the sitcom Growing Pains, has, in adulthood, become a key figure in the American Evangelical Christian movement. He is o...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing I am cautiously optimistic about 'Kenobi'
Having watched Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi several times now, I am cautiously optimistic this is the program I was hoping for. Ewan McGregor's broken and shattered post-Jedi massacre Obi-wan is pretty ...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Monkeypox Q&A and Tracker
Some health experts are calling on the WHO to act more quickly and provide clearer guidelines around the new cases of monkeypox appearing all over the globe. Experts on the disease are still deba...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing I want to be "chased" by this absurdly cute baby miniature horse
I wish I was this man getting "chased" by this absurdly cute baby miniature horse. I had no idea horses even came in this size. The way it follows him around reminds me of a little puppy. I spent 20 m...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Listen as the crowd in Uvalde, TX boos Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott, who recently made it legal for just about anyone to carry a concealed firearm in Texas, was booed upon arrival at an event in Uvalde, Texas. Governor @GregAbbott_TX and @TonyGonzales...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing The Half Awake Mix by Boards of Canada
The Half Awake Mix is a dreamy ambient adventure composed of tracks by Scottish electronic duo Boards of Canada. My mind always drifts off to another universe when I listen to their music. Lately, I l...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Save nearly $60 on a full leg massager that could alleviate leg pain and strain
Sometimes it can take more than just watching peaceful videos to help yourself relax and unwind. Stressful jobs, working long hours, lack of sleep these can all affect your quality of ...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Adam Savage nerding out over one of the few surviving X-Wing models from Star Wars Episode IV
Adam Savage visits Brandon Alinger at The Prop Store to take a tour of one of the few surviving "pyro models" (foam-cast miniatures designed to be blown up) from Star Wars Episode IV. It's fascinating...
01:57 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Wayne LaPierre got PWNED at the NRA convention and didn't even realize what was happening
Jason Selvig of The Good Liars stood up at the audience microphone at the NRA Convention in Houston over the weekend and spoke to Wayne LaPierre and other members of the NRA board, thanking them for t...
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Richard Scarry's 21st Century Classroom
Last chance to buy Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones on the current offer! Offer expires when Volume 5 of The Complete Tom the Dancing Bug: Eat the Po...
12:38 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Star Wars: The Bad Batch is back
What a difference a few years makes. When the Disney acquisition ofStar Warsfirst occurred, fans of the Cartoon NetworkClone Warsseries were distraught that the house of mouse had zero intentions of c...
11:55 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Man dressed as old lady smears cream on Mona Lisa
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, long considered an archetype of renaissance mastery, was enhanced with a layer of cream Sunday, smeared on by a protestor at the Louvre. The painting, reportedly unharme...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Queen projected onto Stonehenge in celebration of her longevity
Embedded below is a photograph of a useless relic, and Stonehenge. Our spellbinding homage to Her Majesty The #Queen! We've projected eight portraits of Queen Elizabeth II onto Stonehenge in celeb...
11:26 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene: the government is going to remotely zap you if you eat a cheeseburger
Here's Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) explaining how the government plans to force you to eat "Bill Gates"' shmeat instead of real cheeseburgers.Marjorie Taylor Greene says the gover...
11:06 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Why the Sheffield stand is the best bike rack
Faced with a surplus of metal pipes, the city of Sheffield in England held a contest to decide what to do with them. Thus was born the standard bicycle rack, with two bends and perhaps a crossbar. Man...
10:57 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing A deeper look at real-life pirates Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet
In this nearly hour-long video, Kaz Rowe does a deep dive into the real history of the pirates Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet, the source material for the recent pirate black comedy, Our Flag Means Death...
10:53 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing The practical effects behind Top Gun: Maverick
One thing from the past that I miss: practical effects. The CGI era of movies has literally turned dreams into reality, but the movie magic slips away. In the video linked above, IGN explains howTop G...
10:48 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing Sequencing the genome of a Pompeii resident and solving a 2,000 year old mystery
Engadget has an interesting piece (by way of the New York Times) about a joint team of researchers from Italy, Denmark, and the US who recently sequenced the genome of one of ancient Pompeii's most we...
02:56 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" season 2 trailer reveals that Gungi the Wookie Jedi survived Order 66
I loved Gungi the Wookie Jedi padawan who first appeared in the Clone Wars. The most recent Bad Batch trailer offers a glimpse of Gungi lighting the lightsaber he built after a training mission to Ilu...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2022
BoingBoing 10 Fantastic Sales for Memorial Day 2022
Love gadgets and the great outdoors? With Memorial Day sales and the summer season on the horizon, Boing Boing readers can pick up some shiny new tech to tinker with or even games to get the whole fam...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2022
BoingBoing This shaving tool will revolutionize the body hair removal process
Body hair. We all have it. It's just a fact of life. But for many of us, that body hair is just plain undesirable. As a result, we trim it, wax it, laser it off, or shave it. And sometimes, the body h...
06:56 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to the Scissor Sisters cover Comfortably Numb
I've spoken about what I look for in a cover before. To me, covers are more than an artist doing a classic track; it's about an artist bringing a unique take on the song. I loathe when artis...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2022
BoingBoing I don't go anywhere without this pocket-sized personal safety alarm
I don't go anywhere without this pocket-sized personal safety alarm. The Birdie alarm makes a very loud, high-pitched sound when the metal peg is pulled. I hope I never have to actually use it for my ...
04:54 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2022
BoingBoing Scientists accidentally made a vicious mutant attack hamster
In a recent study published in the scientific journal of Neuroscience, a group of scientists regale their journey to try and use CRISPR gene editing technology to bio-engineer an extra-friendly and ex...
04:52 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2022
BoingBoing Why is Korean rap so dope?
If previous articles haven't been an indication, I love me some pop music. Yes, I'm a music snob, but I'm also not too refined to slum in the genres that other connoisseurs fear to touch. I ...
04:51 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2022
BoingBoing Remember that weird Jackie Chan Mortal Kombat rip off?
Success breeds homogeneity. Whenever someone arrives at a previously unforeseen brand of "sauce," you can rest assured that there will be a host of imitators. Occasionally, said imitators will create ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2022
BoingBoing The World's Largest Ball Of Twine is a preserved in a gazebo in Darwin, Minnesota
World's Largest Ball Of Twine sits inside the glass walls of a gazebo in Darwin, Minnesota. The ball was created by Francis A. Johnson between 1950 to 1979. He wrapped baler twine onto it every day fo...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2022
BoingBoing Stay connected on a budget with 6 deals on refurbished laptops and tablets
We know ourselves well enough to understand that some gadgets are worth the extra bucks to ensure you don't stay in the Stone Age. A high-end device that a trusted dealer refurbishes could still ...
02:55 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2022
BoingBoing 3D-printed garden hose-to-USB adapter surprisingly handy for dealing with mice
i'm crying pic.twitter.com/QTAJ5rF3mE— metal.txt (@metaltxt) May 26, 2022...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Nothing says summer like this Raclette tabletop grill
From picking out the right decor to making sure your home is spotless, hosting your friends and family over can get pretty stressful. But if you really want to make an impression on your party gu...
05:34 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Leonardo DiCaprio, breakdancing icon
When the first trailer for the Wolf of Wallstreet dropped, I had two questions. Does Martin Scorsese really listen to Kanye West*, and who was Leo's body double during that breakdance scene?...
05:28 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing An epic trailer for 'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor'
The return of Cal Kestis and his droid buddy BD-1 has debuted in this beautiful trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order. The next set of adventures of this escaped padaw...
05:19 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Artist uses AI to turn Star Wars into cosmic body horror
These are terrifying and awesome. Courtesy of visual artist Rob Sheridan.For #StarWarsDay I'm using AI to re-imagine #StarWars as a cosmic body horror film. Join me as we travel to an unholy nethe...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Cockatoos meet each other in pet store and chaos follows
This video of two cockatoos meeting each other in pet store had me laughing the entire time. I've never seen two animals more excited to meet each other. They both frantically flap their wings and lou...
04:16 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Watch Ted Cruz get heckled
One of the slimiest politicians in recent history, Texas' gift to none and famed Mexican vacationer, Senator Ted Cruz was shouted at as he attempted to dine in a public place. The passionate individua...
04:07 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing This tennis ball catch is amazing
I grew up playing tennis, had a father who insisted I play tennis, and I hate playing tennis — but I am fascinated by this catch I saw a video of Carlos Alcaraz making. I then saw another of Fed...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Rocketman rides the wild flame-spitting Rocket Board down a stretch of highway
Rocketman is one badass dude. Watch him speed down the street on his rocket board. The rocket board shoots huge flames out of the glowing red backside. No brakes, and no helmet. He is a fearless wizar...
03:32 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing We Are Scientists break all the rules
As much as I hate to admit it, I have some pretty pronounced hipster tendencies. Few things cause my hair to experience piloerection like having the world get into a band I've loved for years. Sometim...
03:07 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing 15 months for woman who punched flight attendant's teeth out
Vyvianna M. Quinonez, 29, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for punching out a flight attendant's teeth on a Southwest flight in 2021. The flight attendant had asked Quinonez to mask up; Quinonez p...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing This minimalist light packs a maximalist punch
A beautiful light can really tie together a room or even a car for that matter. And while there are some really not-so-subtle ones that can drum up conversation, you're much better off ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing This is the one and only Dancing Paul website
Dancing Paul is a website by Paul Stroot where you can make an image of Paul dance to various songs. You can choose from various groovy dance moves and even alter the background. This type of sillines...
01:25 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Why do Black Americans love menthol cigarettes?
Watching throat cancer snuff the life out of my grandfather should've put me off cigarettes forever. It did for the most part, but I would be remiss to ignore the curiosity that I had for cigarettes i...
01:24 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Windows XP Delta Edition revives the world's second-most beautiful OS ever
Windows XP Delta Edition is not one of those web-based aesthetic dream OSes evoking a more perfect inflection point at the cusp of the new millennium. Nor is it a clever theme for Linux evoking a simi...
01:14 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Buzzfeed News' union contract includes legal protections against ghosts
On May 6, 2022, the union representing writers from Buzzfeed News ratified a contract with their parent company. Hooray! That's good news.Better news is that Buzzfeed News is as far as I'm aware the...
01:09 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Morrowind is 20 years old. Here's a fantastic retrospective to download and read.
Morrowind 20 Year Anniversary is a gorgeous fanmade retrospective of one of the most strikingly odd computer role-playing games of all time. It's available to download as a PDF, and the website's as g...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Why don't people consider video games art?
Watching the leaps that video games have made during my lifetime has been stunning. I remember when the concept of a system possessing anything more than 16 bits was a jaw-dropping proposition. Now I ...
12:51 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Logitech brings low-profile mechanical keyboards to the masses
Logitech's MX Mechanical takes the sleek, user-friendly wireless aesthetic of its MX Keys line and adds low-profile mechanical switches and a punishing $150 MSRP. There are even three types of switch ...
11:41 am GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Flipper Zero is a multitool for geeks
Flipper Zero is "a portable multi-tool for pentesters and geeks in a toy-like body", crafted for hacking anything it fits into: radio protocols, access control systems, hardware, and so on. It's open...
01:19 am GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Jordan Klepper tries to become a 'Good Guy with a Gun'
While it may not be hard to get a license to carry a gun in many of the United States, the 'Good guy with a gun' scenario seems very rare in relation to the insane number of school and other mass shoo...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Revisiting the "Satanic panic" of the 1980s in Stranger Things season 4
On Polygon, tabletop game historian, Jon Peterson (Playing at the World, The Elusive Shift) looks at the "Satanic panic" of the 1980s, which serves as one of the themes in season 4 of Stranger Things....
12:00 am GMT - Sat, May 28, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a woman struggle for two minutes straight trying to open her marble-sealed Ramune drink
As anyone who has enjoyed a Ramune the Japanese soda sealed with a marble it's not always easy to open. You need to slam the lodged marble into your drink with an included plastic tool to open the b...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Pastor Jonathan Shelley shows up at Texas city council meeting to say gay people should be executed (video)
And yet another hate-filled gentleman posing as an outraged Christian pastor reared his bigoted head on Tuesday when he showed up at an Arlington City Council meeting in Texas. Pastor Jonathan Shelley...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing This affordable and stylish tabletop fire pit leaves zero mess
Whether it's winter or summer, there is something so inviting about a fire. It's a great way to create intimate lighting, adds to the coziness of an atmosphere, and enhances the aesthetics of any situ...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Doggo has no beach etiquette as she amusingly enjoys a day by the sea
Stealing beach chairs, stalking strangers, sinking "Mom" in a bay … A golden retriever named Lady makes all kinds of "faux paws" as she enjoys the sea in this hilarious video set to circus musi...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Neptunes Portal is an interactive art project that the public can participate in by peeking into a mystifying green cylinder
In Encinitas, California, you'll find the one and only Neptunes Portal. It is an interactive art project that the public can participate in by peeking into a mystifying green cylinder. Jack Lampl, the...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Explaining the relationship between Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' La'An and Khan from the original series
If you've been watching Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, you know the reveal in episode 3 (spoliers ahead!) that security office La'An Noonien-Singh is actually related to Khan Noonien-Singh from Star T...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Ted Cruz mocked on Jimmy Kimmel for blaming school shootings on too many doors (video)
Ridiculous reasons for the mass shooting epidemic in the United States range from listening to rap music to not having enough guns on school campuses. But Senator Ted Cruz's reason takes the cake: sch...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Texas authorities admit Uvalde shooter wasn't "barricaded"
Sewell Chan, Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune, reports that police in Texas have admitted that the Uvalde mass shooter was not in fact barricaded inside the elementary school classroom where he ki...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing If you speed up "Never Gonna Give You Up," it becomes a magical girl anime theme song
Scienceandfandoms says: "My friend was messing with Never Gonna Give You Up on her record player and she sped it up. It beCAME A FREAKING MAGICAL GIRL THEME."Muscle Man, who posted the video to Twitte...
05:34 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this video to learn how a can of aerosol cheese works
YouTuber Parttwos says, "I cut open the cheese can because I always wanted to know what was inside one of them and how did it work. Now I know." And now you know. The top part of the can contains dele...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing The wonderful FryDaddy electric deep fryer
The FryDaddy electric deep fryer is awesome — I use it a couple of times a week to fry sweet potato, butternut squash, and Brussels sprouts chips. (Here's the coconut oil I use with it.)Lately, ...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing NRA-owned senator tries to escape through locked door to avoid CNN reporter's question about gun laws
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun violence says GOP Senator Ron Johnson has received $1,269,486 from the NRA. In this video, Johnson is seen trying to open a locked door to avoid CNN's Manu Raju's quest...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Lauren Boebert brushed off 15,000 violent gun deaths per year as just a "drop in the bucket" (video)
Lauren Boebert's flippant remarks about gun deaths in the 2018 video below sums up the ghastly NRA-fueled mindset GOP politicians embrace. In a car leaving her Colorado town of Rifle to counterprotest...
04:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Ted Cruz angrily walks away from a British reporter who asked him why school shootings happen only in the United States
Ted Cruz is one of the most dishonest politicians in the United States, and has a habit of arguing with reporters who call him out on his frequent lies.Yesterday he walked away from a British reporter...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Texas police didn't want to confront mass shooter because "they could have been shot"
Parked under his stupid fucking hat, Texas DPS officer Lt. Chris Olivarez tells CNN why police didn't confront the Uvalde man slaughtering children and teachers at an elementary school: because "they ...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Herschel Walker falsely claims he never falsely claimed he graduated from University of Georgia
Trump's top very special genius, Herschel Walker, enjoys lying so much, that now he is lying about lying. Last year the GOP senate candidate for Georgia claimed on his campaign website that he graduat...
03:46 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing No-nonsense MIDI player for modern Macs
With shock and horror, I realized that my computer, an M1 Mac, could not play MIDI files! It's been a while, to say the least, and some cursory reseach suggests Quicktime's support for MIDI died when ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Get your wine on this summer with 15 bottles from Splash Wines for $50
There's nothing quite like sipping on a chilled glass of wine on a hot summer day to take the edge off and wind down. This summer, instead of spending $10 to $20 per bottle, you can get an assort...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Jodie Foster is the lead of True Detective season 4
If you talk to cinephiles, the debate around which era was the best for movies is contentious. However, few will assert that the present is the most significant period in filmmaking. Sure, they'll all...
02:28 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Seth MacFarlane on Wired's autocomplete
I was a fan of Seth MacFarlane before I hit double digits in age. My first exposure came via his Cartoon Network shortLarry and Steve, which was essentially an early stab atFamily Guy. Even though the...
02:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Buffalo shooter was in an online chatroom with a retired federal agent prior to shooting
According to The Buffalo News, the alleged perpetrator of the racist mass shooting in Buffalo offered to share his plans with several online friends in the half hour before the massacre including one...
01:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Most Americans want assault rifles gone, but slight changes of wording in polls vastly influence the outcome
We intuitively understand that by asking bent questions, a pollster can get the result they want. A classic of the genre is asking people if lawbreakers should be punished to make things Americans ove...
12:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing "Retired federal agent" knew of Buffalo supermarket mass shooting 30 minutes before it started
The Buffalo News reports that "a retired federal agent had about 30 minutes advance notice of a white supremacist's plans to murder Black people at a Buffalo supermarket" and that his links with the g...
12:44 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Comics legend John Byrne talks shop about She-Hulk (and the rest)
As with every MCU property, the She-Hulk trailer is causing casual fans to feign knowledge and interest in a character they knew nothing about six months prior. Watching fans scramble to fam...
11:59 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing The Sex Pistols' God Save The Queen is 45 years old
The Sex Pistols are my favorite band of all time, full stop. When I first heard E.M.I at my friend's house in high school, I was initially disgusted by Johnny Rotten's strident and nasally vocals. I c...
11:17 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing The beauty of J.Cole's bars
Rap is in the middle of a transition era. Well, scratch that; rap is perpetually locked in a transitional period. The old guard in rap typically ages out of the game within a handful of years. Very fe...
11:15 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing The teaser trailer for the new Star Wars series "Andor" looks pretty radical
I was already looking forward to Disney's Andor miniseries, focusing on Rogue One's token badass, Cassian Andor. But the newly released teaser trailer makes me even more excited. Just as Rogue One lea...
11:14 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing What even is Hyperpop?
Every once in a while, I like to pop in and see what the youngins are up to. It's easy to become insulated from youth culture and consequently isolated from the tide of the zeitgeist if you only visit...
11:10 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Novelist who wrote about murdering her husband found guilty of murdering her husband
Oregon romance novelist Nancy Brophy, author of How to Murder Your Husbandpreviously at Boing Boinghas been found guilty of murdering her husband. From The Daily Beast:The damning evidence poured in: ...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Hollywood's "most hated woman" in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'Johnny Depp's libel suit against his ex-wife continues to dominate Enquiring minds, giving us this week's cover story: "Amber Heard: Most Hated Woman In Hollywood!"So much for lendi...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Trump-endorsed Michigan state rep candidate Jacky Eubanks proud to have studied the "seminole works of Western Civilization"
screenshot of electjackyeubanks.comJacky Eubanks, a Trump-endorsed candidate for a Michigan state senate seat whose campaign promises include pushing to criminalize birth control, proudly states on h...
03:58 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Husband of teacher killed in Texas school shooting dies of a heart attack
As if the Robb Elementary School shooting in Texas wasn't already horrific enough, Joe Garcia, husband of Tia Irma Garcia, one of the two teachers killed in the attack, has died of a heart attack. Acc...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Turn any room into a far-off galaxy with this epic projector
Even if you've spent hours scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram looking for interior decor ideas to no avail, perhaps something a little "otherworldly" would give your space that something specia...
01:09 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Helpful hints to stay safe at NRA protests
On the heels of the Uvalde, TX school massacre, the National Rifle Association is meeting in Houston, TX, on Friday, May 27. Among other high-profile Republicans planning to attend are Texas Governor ...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Beautiful musical instruments made from ice
Tim Linhart makes musical instruments from ice. His workshop is a giant snow dome. Linhart uses tube-shaped ice to carve his flutes and adds on a metal mouthpiece at the end, using slush as a way to "...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Monsterland is an online exquisite corpse drawing game
Monsterland is an online drawing game where you can make an exquisite corpse with strangers online. For anyone who doesn't know, an exquisite corpse is "a game in which each participant takes turns wr...
12:21 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Vintage Blythe Doll commercials
The World of Beautiful Blythe are vintage commercials for Blythe Dolls, a fashion doll that was created in 1972 and had a resurgence in the early 2000s. What makes Blythe dolls stand out are their sur...
12:07 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing Trump-endorsed Michigan state rep candidate Jacky Eubanks proud to have studied the "seminole works of Western Civilization"
screenshot of electjackyeubanks.comJacky Eubanks, a Trump-endorsed candidate for a Michigan state senate seat whose campaign promises include pushing to criminalize birth control, proudly states on h...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2022
BoingBoing The ultimate gift for any 'Star Wars' fan is here
You know how some movie lines are so iconic, you have to actually imitate the actor's voice when you quote them? Think "I'll be back" from "Terminator" or "My precious" from "The Lord Of The Rings." T...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Man cycles down New York street with heavy trash can balanced on head (video)
A man entertained a Brooklyn neighborhood by riding his bike up and down a street while balancing an overfilled street-corner trash bin on his head. Because hey, why not?Thumbnail image: The Curious E...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing To stop school shootings, Herschel Walker wants to set up The Department of Looking at Young Men That's Looking at Women That's Looking at Social Media
One of Trump's top Very Stable Geniuses is GOP senate candidate Herschel Walker. While most people think school shootings in the United States can be reduced with sensible gun ownership laws, Mr. Walk...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Three scallops are taking a nice nap together until one decides to ditch its buddies
In beautiful footage, a scallop was calmly hanging out with two of its buddies when it suddenly popped up and, with forceful claps, got the shell out of there. It's not clear what ticked it off, but i...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing The fastest and easiest way I've found to start a charcoal chimney
I saw Mark's post about the Kingsford charcoal chimney, and I 100% co-sign on the awesomeness of charcoal chimneys. I wanted to share a trick for the fastest and easiest way to start a charcoal chimne...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Capture your memories with this waterproof Polaroid camera for $49.99.
As the years go by, the photos we have are the best and most vivid way to remember our defining moments with loved ones and of great adventure. Typically, though, the family birthday pool parties, epi...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Here's the trailer for "Willow", the forthcoming TV sequel starring Warwick Davis
Willow, like Neverending Story, The Dark Crystal and certain other 1980s fantasy flicks, faltered at the U.S. box office only to became a sleeper hit through home rentals and other media, growing in r...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Trump wanted Pence hanged on January 6, panel told
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was in the White House dining room when President Trump voiced his support for hanging Vice President Pence during the failed coup of January 6, reports ...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Florida GOP candidate is slammed by her daughter on TikTok as "horrible, horrible person to look up to" (video)
State Sen. Kelli Stargel (RFL), a "family values" politician who just announced she is running for Congress, is being publicly outed by her daughter Hannah Stargel in a series of posts on TikTok. "I f...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Chick tracts artist Fred Carter has died
Fred Carter, an African-American cartoonist, was perhaps an unlikely collaborator for evangelical extremist author, Jack Chick. The two are best known for Chick tracts, small comic booklets, often han...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Alice in Chains goes bardcore: "Down In A Hole" in Old English
Alice in Chains goes bardcore in this Old English version of "Down In A Hole.""When they performed this at Ragnar's execution, It was kinda awkward but the scene later at lla's palace's unplugged sess...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Brilliant design for a tissue box that looks like an iceberg in the sea
Creative maker Michiru created this wonderful digital mock-up of a translucent tissue box that looks like an iceberg emerging from the sea. The design, Michiru explained to Yahoo! Japan, is a comment ...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Ray Liotta (RIP): supercut of him saying "Karen" over and over in Goodfellas
In memory of Ray Liotta, who just died at age 67, here is a supercut of him saying "Karen" in Goodfellas:rip ray liotta, no actor has ever said a name like he said "karen" in "goodfellas"here is twent...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Oishii strawberries, formerly $50 for 8, are now just $6 for 3
Fast Company calls New York's Oishii strawberries "the Tesla of strawberries." The Japanese variety Omakase berries, which are grown on vertical farms, sold for $50 for a tray of 8. But Oishii recentl...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing What it's like to have aphantasia, the inability to create mental pictures
People with aphantasia can't form mental images. Sydney Dahl was born with the condition, and in this essay, she describes what it's like. If I was an art student it may be a problem. But I think it s...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing REM's "Bad Day" demo from 1986 which eventually became "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
In the 1980s, REM's Michael Stipe wrote the song above, a deconstruction of mass media and takedown of Ronald Reagan. The band made a demo of the track and originally planned to record it for Life's R...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing New book about the album cover art of Sun Ra's Saturn label
Coming this fall: a new 240-page book about the incredible album cover art of Sun Ra's Saturn Label. It's edited by Irwin Chusid and Chris Reisman, and published by Fantagraphics.Drawn from private co...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Thief seeks witch doctor's assistance after TV set he swiped got stuck on his head
Weird drama ensued in Kakamega, Kenya after thieves allegedly robbed someone of money and a TV set, leading the victim to seek aid from a "witch doctor." Shortly after the magical intervention, one o...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Ray Liotta, 19542022
Ray Liotta, star of movie classics ranging from Wild Hogs to In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, is dead at 67. Deadline reports that he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where h...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Play Bad Writer, "the most depressingly realistic writer's life simulation I ever experienced"
Hello! My name is Emily and I just lost my job. So I decided to chase my dream and try to make it as a writer. I have the support of my wife Cleo, and enough savings for a month. After that, we'll see...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Exclusive Interview: "My Little Pony: Make Your Mark" star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
Anyone peripherally acquainted with the My Little Pony franchise knows that the series focuses on girl power and individuality. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the Canadian star of Netflix's upcoming...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Switch your search engine for your efficiency, for the health of the web, and for the planet
Make the choice to upgrade from Google.There are many good reasons to do so, and few downsides.Do it for your efficiency, for the health of the web and for the planet too.First, a quick clar...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing WatchThe Deep End, a documentary about cultish spiritual guru Teal Swan
A new cult docuseries dropped its first (of four) episodes last week on Freeform and Hulu. The Deep End is directed by John Kasbe, and produced by Bits Sola and The Documentary Group's Tom Yellin and ...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Fire burns a Carnival cruise ship while passengers are docked in Grand Turk
Passengers on a Carnival cruise were treated to a sideshow this morning when their ship caught fire. Spectators caught spectacular footage (three videos below) of the cruise ship blasting orange flame...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Who or what is your confidence-boosting alter ego?
It's called the Batman Effectdistancing yourself from yourself to prevail at challenges such as speaking, singing, performing, beating up muggers, etc. It's both obvious given wisdomwho hasn't noticed...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Ted Cruz forgot to repost his machine gun bacon video, so we'll do it for him
I wonder if Ted Cruz is too busy "fervently lifting up in prayer" to make his machine gun bacon. In this 2015 video, the beloved Texas senator shows how to wrap bacon around the barrel of an assault r...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Coinbase wants to decentralize employees grading each other on the Blockchain
From The Information:Some employees at [cryptocurrency trading firm Coinbase] have been using a real-time evaluation app invented by Bridgewater Associates, the well-known hedge fund founded by Ray Da...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing When Donald Trump speaks at the NRA tomorrow, lo and behold, guns will suddenly be banned
Even after Tuesday's mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 21 people including 19 children, the NRA is hosting its annual shindig tomorrow in Houston. The show must go on! And what be...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Colbert offers a real solution to our school shooting crisis: fewer guns
While Texas GOP morons offer us heavy blankets and armed teachers, Colbert reminds us that laws restricting gun ownership could actually solve the problem. Why can elected officials not see this simpl...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing The OMNIA Q5 5-in-1 Wireless Charging Station will make sure you never run out of juice
Getting your act together now that the sun is shining and you have better things to do with your time is hard, especially when you need to focus. Then, as everything turns into busy work and you're ju...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Check out Kendrick Lamar cooling in Africa
Although the genre may have seemingly lost sight of the concept, rap is all about "keeping it real." The origin of Hip-hop revolved around self-expression and an authentic form of it at that. Even tho...
01:21 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing What happens when your child decides to go punk
Imagine, if you will, a world where an evil force invades the sanctity of your immaculately maintained lawn and home. Imagine a corrosive, mind-bending energy seeping into your house undetected like C...
01:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Eyewitnesses say police refused to confront Texas gunman, who was in school for "up to an hour"
An astonishing coda to the worst slaughter of children in America since the last one: the cops refused to confront the gunman, report eyewitnesses. The BBC:Eyewitness Juan Carranza told the Associated...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing While you can, get the 2021 Microsoft Office training bundle and license for only $70
At one point in your life, you've had to or will have to use Microsoft Office applications, whether in the classroom or at your job – it's an essential skill set. For a one-time purcha...
11:44 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Meet Maggie Phillips, music supervisor behind Our Flag Means Death and Shining Girls
Gizmodo has a profile of Maggie Phillips, the music supervisor behind such shows as Our Flag Means Death, Shining Girls, The Handmaid's Tale, Legion, The Umbrella Academy, and a slew of others where y...
11:43 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing What's it like being half Black in Japan?
It's never fun being an outsider. However, sometimes you're forced to be one. Whether through employment or place of residence, everyone will occasionally feel like an outsider. The trade-off is that ...
11:35 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Ari Aster and The Safdie Brothers gush over Martin Scorsese
Watching experts talk shop can either be edifying or alienating. If you're in or, at the very least, a fan of the industry being discussed, you can enjoy a dialogue between seasoned masters. Not only ...
11:34 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Fan uses Nintendo DS to film My Chemical Romance reunion show
At a recent My Chemical Romance concert, an excited fan was seen thrusting their Nintendo DS into the air, capturing video of that inevitably epic moment when "I'm not oh-fucking-kay!" is siad and eve...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing Fossilized "Dragon of Death" discovered in Argentina
In a new paper in the scientific journal Cretaceous Research, researchers claim to have discovered the fossilized remains of a humongous pterosaur that may in fact be the largest flying vertebrate yet...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2022
BoingBoing This mystery box is a gamer's dream and it's on sale for $99.99
Great gaming goes so far beyond the game itself or the console itself. How's the sound quality? You might care to know, especially if you're competitively gaming online and talking trash to your frien...
11:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: When Sen. Rubio said banning assault weapons would rid us of "every semi-automatic" he didn't expect cheers
Here's a fun flashback: Sen. Marco Rubio (RFL) ate crow when he complained that an assault weapons ban "would literally ban every semi-automatic rifle that's sold in America" and the audience exploded...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Texas Rep. Jackson says it's "unfortunate" media blames shootings on guns when "rap and video games" are the culprit (video)
Rep. Ronny Jackson (RTX) baselessly blamed yesterday's mass shooting of 21 people (19 young children, two teachers) not on guns, but on rap music and video games. (See video below.) (This is the same ...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: re-edit of the original Star Wars making Obi-Wan Kenobi the main character of the film
John Venzon, was the editor of South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, The Lego Batman Movie, and The Bad Guys. He re-edited first Star Wars movie, calling it The Mentor, an "educational fan re-edit shi...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Star Wars premiered 47 years ago today. Here's the original trailer.
Star Wars was released in theaters today, May 25, 1977. My big brother took me to see it a few days later. Then I saw it again. And again. And again. And again.But why did Episodes 4, 5, and 6 come ou...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Star Wars premiered 45 years ago today. Here's the original trailer.
Star Wars was released in theaters today, May 25, 1977. My big brother took me to see it a few days later. Then I saw it again. And again. And again. And again.But why did Episodes 4, 5, and 6 come ou...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing This VPNSecure Online Privacy: Lifetime Subscription keeps your info completely safe
No surprise to you, some pretty terrible people scour the cyber world. Sure, not everyone is a total hacker, but you've always got to stay protected and vigilant not to leave your infor...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing High school principal required by law to look after horses that students rode to school
On Monday, at Conrad High School in Missoula, Montana, Principal Raymond DeBruycker spent the day looking after a dozen horses ridden by students to school. According to a post by the school on Facebo...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Making Music with an Anti-Theft Device and a Hammer
Howdy, welcome back to Spoken Word with Electronics. As with all episodes, we submit the following report on urban life:This week my wife showed up at home with a piece of plastic connected to a purc...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Dinesh D'Souza can't stop lying
Dinesh D'Souza's new "documentary," entitled 2000 Mules, was released on May 20, 2022, and (falsely) claims to expose the election fraud that D'Souza (and many other far-right Republicans) asserts occ...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch Margaret Atwood take a flamethrower to an unburnable copy of The Handmaid's Tale
In response to the recent rise in book banning and burning, Penguin Random House and (the oft-targeted author) Margaret Atwood are auctioning off an "unburnable" copy of her less-fictional-by-the- day...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch dramatic video of semi truck losing its back wheels in dramatic battle with safety barriers
Scene report from a parking lot in Doral, Florida. The gentleman misjudged the turn and then things turned ugly. From Storyful:Video shared by Jorge L Alvarez documents the large truck struggling to t...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Mysterious lost city underneath the Grand Canyon
Could there be a mysterious lost city underneath the Grand Canyon that can only be accessed through a cave opening "almost 1486 feet down a sheer canyon wall"? According to a feature article in the A...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing South Florida county launches big operation to find sunken cars with bodies likely inside
In south Florida, the Broward Sheriff's Office dive rescue team is busy with a new operation to find and recover sunken cars from the various waterways in the region, including the swampy Everglades. ...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Concerned dog monitors closely as toddler goes down slide
Set to the Mission Impossible theme song, an astute golden retriever nervously tracks her human sister's every move as the toddler goes down a small plastic side. In the end, the dog rushes over to ma...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Here's how to turn your love of puzzles into a million dollars
Calling all puzzle-lovers! Your relaxing hobby may very well become your ticket to a million dollars. We know: That sounds utterly crazy. But it's true! The 2 Million Dollar Puzzle by MSCHF doesn...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing You can build one of these perpetual motion machines and amaze your friends
Place a metal ball on the white circular track and watch it go around and around with no visible means of force. How does it work? Inventor Greg Zumwalt reveals the secret at Instructables, where he a...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing RIP: Say goodbye to New York City's last payphone as it gets carted away from 7th Ave (video)
New York saw the end of an era on Monday when its last public payphone was plucked from 7th Avenue and carried away (video below). Outdoor payphones made their US debut in 1905, and by 1925, 25,000 of...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Visit Covid, Inc. at InfoComm 2022
Good news Covid is coming to Las Vegas this month! Stop by booth W1847 at InfoComm and learn how Covid supplies "the education, corporate, government, health care, hospitality, worship, and broadcast...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this woman repeat her stupid human gum trick from 28 years ago on Letterman
Anabela Gutierrez (nee Almeidia) was a New Jersey High school student when she appeared on David Letterman's show 28 years ago to demonstrate her unique stupid human trick. She was able to spit her gu...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Scientists design gel that "pulls buckets of drinking water per day from thin air"
A single kilogram of this gel, made from cellulose and a food additive called konjac gum, can pull 3.4 gallons of drinking water daily from the driest desert air, say Researchers at the University of ...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing NASA says "something weird is going on" with the cosmos
In a recent press release containing new images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration said that something weird was going on in outer space. No, real...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Great deal on a set of 6 small Craftsman screwdrivers
This 6-pack of Philips and flathead drivers for small screws will open many small electronics cases. I have a set and use them frequently.Here's what you get:1 flathead 1/16" diameter, 1 3/4" length1 ...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Police and local news were impressed with a license plate flipper commonly available on Amazon
I am frequently amazed at how ingenious people are too, typically however it takes a bit more than clicking "Buy Now." If you want cops to marvel at how clever you are when they arrest you… have...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Einstein's "extremely aggressive and litigious" estate makes $12.5m a year in image licensing fees
When Albert Einstein died in 1955, there was no such thing as publicity rights. Those came along much later. Today, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which Einstein co-founded in 1918, earns about $12.5...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing JPMorgan still has confidence in the cryptos
Crypto, the most perfectly designed way to separate a person from real wealth, is still high on JPMorgan's list of things to gamble on. They feel bitcoin is massively undervalued and the entire crypto...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Male journalists in Afghanistan cover their faces on TV in solidarity with women colleagues after new Taliban decree
Last Thursday, the Taliban in Afghanistan ordered women reporters to cover their faces while presenting the news on television. And to show solidarity, their male colleagues are choosing to do the sam...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Glenn Bray's 800-page book of comic book, pulp magazine, and book covers is available for pre-order
I just pre-ordered a copy of Library, which is being crowdfunded by publisher and art collector Glen Bray. This 800-page book reprints covers of "thousands of books, magazines, and pamphlets printed o...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Volcano "full of sharks" erupts
Back in 2015, a group of researchers discovered a volcano full of sharks. Dubbed "Sharkcano," the underwater magma crater heated up the water around it and rather than kill off the local marine life,...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Instead of eliminating school shootings, Fox News hosts suggest turning schools into heavily armed obstacle courses
Oh, FOX. Armed patrols, man traps, and bulletproof blankets are all on the list of ineffective solutions FOX suggests as a response to shooting in our schools. Rather than focus on this that might sto...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Sacred Seltzer is a new booze made with blessed Holy Water
From the Sacred Seltzer website:Get crunk on Christ! Sacred Seltzer contains 95% real holy water* and 5% alcohol.*Blessed according to the official Catholic procedure on March 31, 2022 in LA County, C...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing The Clear Craze of the 90s: remembering Zima
I have no wistful story about how I once drank Zima and malt liquor changed my life. Mickey's was my jam if I was enjoying malt — I liked solving puzzles. I can not remember ever drinking Zima, ...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Tesla loses bid to move sexual harassment claim to private arbitration: victim was "improperly pressured", says judge
This one's gonna cost more than a horse.In a written opinion released on Tuesday, Kaus said Tesla had improperly pressured the plaintiff, Jessica Barraza, to sign an arbitration agreement after she ha...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Camping on public land to become a felony in Tennessee
There are a number of ways to help people suffering from homelessness in America, and banning camping in public places is not one of them. Apparently, Tennessee lawmakers think banning camping in publ...
02:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing State Farm Insurance backs off support for kids' "GenderCool" book program after pressure from conservatives
State Farm supported a book program for trans, nonbinary and queer youngsters. But conservatives complained and threatened it, so State Farm is no longer supporting it.we have made the decision we wil...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing CNN: Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was "killed in targeted attack by Israeli forces"
Shireen Abu Akleh, a prominent and well-respected Palestinian-American journalist reporting on the Israel-Palestine conflict, was shot dead two weeks ago in the West Bank, seemingly the victim of cros...
01:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Enjoy a collection of grindhouse trailers
Even though I wasn't there, I miss the 70s. There's nothing about the era that doesn't appeal to me. Comic books only ran you about 70 cents, George Carlin and Richard Pryor ruled the stand-up world, ...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Here's a weird 1970s animation that bashes cable TV
Streaming services run just about everything nowadays. The number of services that I pay for in hopes of keeping up with the conversations at the water cooler is crazy. Despite how costly all of the c...
01:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Trump-backed MAGA man thrashed in Georgia's Republican primary
Ex-president Donald Trump wanted to dethrone Georgia's Republican governor Brian Kemp, who refused to play along with Trump's plot to overturn 2020's election results. In yesterday's primary election ...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Superman's history through animation
Being a modern fan of Superman isn't great. Outside of navigating the hailstorm of hatred the character generates, you have to make peace with the fact that Warner Brothers' execs can't figure out how...
12:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Finland brewery releases NATO-themed beer
Finland, along with their Nordic neighbors in Sweden, have recently made the bid for official NATO membership. To celebrate this news, the Olaf Brewing out of Savonlinna, Finland has brewed a special ...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Unnamed Blastocyst & Nerrex, Inc.!
TWO Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Last chance to get them under current offer for signed/sketched copies: RIGHT ...
11:43 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing This Tom Jones / Blink-182 mash-up is not unusual it's great
Get in the pit and do the Carlton!...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing QAnon gains mainstream appeal with tens of millions in GOP funding
According to a new investigation by Grid, there are at least 78 QAnon candidates, backed by tens of millions of GOP dollars (20 million in this cycle, over 30 million since 2018), running for state or...
12:02 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2022
BoingBoing Uvalde, TX elementary school shooting: conspiracy trolls say it's a "psy-op"
The conspiracy trolls are already out, calling the Uvalde, TX elementary school massacre a "psy-op" that was "completely staged," and saying it's "looking like Sandy Hook, part 2." Some conspiracy the...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Kamala Backstabs Biden in last week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'"War In The White House!" Screams last week's cover story. "Kamala Stabs Biden In Back!"Just in case you hadn't noticed, there's a soap opera's worth of violence, betrayal and schem...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Florida student told not to say "gay" in graduation speech so he uses a code word that works beautifully
Florida high school senior and class president Zander Moricz was told he could not say "gay" during his graduation speech at Pine View School in Sarasota County. If he did use the word forbidden than...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Texas AG Ken Paxton suggests arming teachers
One of the first recommendations Texas AG Ken Paxton has to help prevent school shootings is arming teachers and school administrators. I doubt that many folks took jobs in education realizing it was ...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Former thinker Naomi Wolf says WHO forces will occupy the US next week
The invasion of the body snatchers in Q-land has devoured yet another human mind. The once widely respected thinker Naomi Wolf is now sounding the alarm about a WHO takeover, which will be occupying t...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Evercarts: one flash cartridge for all of your retro video games
Evercarts allow you to store all of your retro video games in one spot. Stone Age Gamer sells them for Playstation, Neo Geo, Game Boy, Genesis, Nintendo, and more. In this episode of cartoonist Kayfab...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing 15 dead in mass-shooting at Texas elementary school
Fourteen children and one teacher are among the dead after an 18-year-old gunman, named as Salvador Ramos, killed them in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Police responding ...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing 21 dead in mass-shooting at Texas elementary school
Nineteen children and two teachers are among the dead after an 18-year-old gunman, named as Salvador Ramos, killed them in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Police responding...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Fans of outrage show outraged
Fans of a show that exists to outrage people were outraged today when the show played host to a nationally renowned horrible person and allowed them to hawk a book. Outrageous!Decider:Both fans in the...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Japanese movie companies are suing people who condense feature films into 10-minute "fast movies"
Thirteen Japanese film companies filed a civil suit against three YouTubers who created condensed versions of their movies and earned advertising income. The companies are seeking $3.9 million in dama...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Gentlemen attempt to illegally move house with truck, knock over poles and trees, and eventually bail, leaving stuck home blocking road
At 3:30am on Sunday morning, two gentleman in Iberia Parish, Louisiana attempted to illegally haul a home by truck down their residential street without a permit or the proper equipment. Along the way...
08:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing In 1989, an Illinois town made this ridiculous rap video to promote their bid for a state prison
In 1989, the central Illinois town of Flora was competing to get the state's new prison built in their town. It stars local figures such as the chief of police, the editor of the local newspaper, and ...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch breaching humpback whale land on tourist boat that was likely annoying it
Earlier this month off the coast of Topolobampo, Sinaloa, Mexico, a breaching humpback whale laded on a tourist boat, destroying it and injuring those on board. From Mexico News Daily:Two men and two ...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Seth Green's "Bored Ape" stolen, putting in jeopardy the TV show it was set to star in
Seth Green bought one of the Bored Ape NFTs and planned a TV show around the character. But the ape was stolen from him in a phishing attack, and he apparently loses the rights to use the character al...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing This ancient temple is actually a musical instrument
The 5oo-year-old Vijaya Vittala Temple in Hampi, India is supported by granite pillars meant to be played as percussion or wind instruments, transforming the sacred site into a musical instrument. Fr...
06:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing This is a terrific mashup of blink-182 and Tom Jones
"It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones, and "Dammit" by Blink-182 seem to be made for each other. Introducing Jones-182....
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing At least two Teslas catch fire in separate incidents over the weekend (video)
Last weekend saw two different reports with video of Teslas on fire. One Tesla burst into flames last Friday in Vancouver, Canada (see first video below). The driver, whose battery suddenly died, go...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Live performance footage of 1982 post-punk show The Birthday Party / Lydia Lunch / Die Haut
This one-hour, thirteen-minute video of a post-punk show featuring The Birthday Party, Lydia Lunch, and Die Haut was shot by Gerd Plitzner and Rudi Frings and took place in 1982 in Cologne, Germany. T...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Drive a Crooked Road: watch this great 1954 Film Noir with Mickey Rooney
On Sunday, Carla and I went to the Los Feliz Theatre in Hollywood for the American Cinematheque screening of Drive a Crooked Road (1954), starring Mickey Rooney and Dianne Foster. The movie, directed ...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing American held prisoner in Russia for 985 days describes how Marjorie Taylor Greene and other GOP 'idiots' failed to help him
American citizen and former Marine Trevor Reed was held prisoner in Russia for 985 days. He and his family describe how certain US lawmakers were more on Putin's side than that of the struggle to brin...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Charcoal chimney starters provide great results
You won't need starter fluid with a charcoal chimney starter because it ignites your charcoal quickly. Fill the cylinder with briquettes, put a crumpled sheet of newspaper at the bottom, and light it....
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Restored first video of Smashing Pumpkins performing live in 1988 on cable public access TV
On November 19, 1988, the Smashing Pumpkins performed at a Chicago public access cable TV show called The Pulse. They landed the gig based on their demo tape. "It was a really unique time for them in ...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Restored first video of Smashing Pumpkins performing live in 1988 on public access cable TV
On November 19, 1988, the Smashing Pumpkins performed at a Chicago public access cable TV show called The Pulse. Brilliantly unique and deeply psychedelic even in their earliest days, the band landed ...
05:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Reds fan unwittingly catches foul ball with a cup of beer
A Cincinnati Reds fan had his arms in the air when a foul ball came straight over to him on Monday. But rather than catching the ball with his hand, the man accidentally caught it with his cup of beer...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Fake chef trolls TikTokers
Judging from the TikTok comments half the people are in on the joke, but the other half are outraged that Chef Scubes gets every international dish he makes wrong.Here's his recipe for "Donor Kebap":T...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Lauren Boebert shames Christians for allowing the "stolen" election (video)
The GQP's Lauren Boebert, who once thought she was Representative of Utah instead of Colorado, dished out some doublespeak while feeding Trump's Big Lie to a crowd. In just 45 seconds she managed to t...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Photos of families around the world, sorted by income level
"We visited 264 families in 50 countries and collected 30,000 photos," says Gapminder. "We sorted the homes by income, from left to right." The poorest family is 12 people from Burkina Faso, with an i...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing These children in a 2009 Cadbury commercial have awesome eyebrow dancing skills
The kids in this 2009 Cadbury Eyebrow Dance advertisement are pros at synchronizing their eyebrows movements to music. They also manage to keep completely straight faces the entire time, despite their...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing SpaceX President/COO's email to staff praising their boss does not make Musk's sexual harassment settlement disappear
The New York Times has shared an alleged email from SpaceX President and COO Gynne Shotwell to staff regarding SpaceX's "ongoing legal matter," the settlement between SpaceX and an employee accusing C...
03:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing MacKenzie Scott gives Big Brothers Big Sisters of America $122.6 million
Rather than building a rocketship, MacKenzie Scott continues to try and make the world a better place. Since 2019 Scott has given more than $12 billion to charities she feels help underrepresented gro...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing BBC apologizes after "Manchester United are rubbish" appears on BBC News chyron
In chyron veritas.The text mistakenly popped up on the news ticker at the bottom of the screen during a tennis update just after 0930 on Tuesday. Later in the morning, presenter Annita Mcveigh apologi...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing A 90-year life in weeks, months, and years
Some may find this breakdown of a 90-year human life into various increments of time to be frightening due to how small it looks on the screen, but it is also a reminder to be present in the moment. T...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Robbery of family-owned "Princess Bride Diamonds" heroically thwarted
"Inigo screamed."The employee response to 4 gentlemen attempting this smash and grab is impressive. Turns out two of the employees are the son and daughter of the owner, but holy cow! When robbers swi...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Putting together a game-modeling "bitz box" on a budget
Anyone who does any type of modeling, be it scale, diorama, tabletop gaming, dungeon craft, trash-bash, and the like, knows the importance of a good bitz box. This is the stash of kitchen-trash plasti...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Kid from "Jaws" is now police chief on the island where the movie was made
Nearly 50 years ago, Steven Spielberg travelled to Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts to film an upcoming movie about a great white shark. A local kid named Jonathan Searle scored a smal...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Here's an audio pick me up from Judy Garland and Gene Kelly
It's a shame that musicals have lost their place in contemporary Hollywood outside of a few outliers – including Bollywood, Disney flicks, and the occasional Family Guy cutaway. Althou...
01:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing The new Mission: Impossible trailer is here
Despite how much I love superhero movies, I enjoy getting a reprieve from their dominance now and then. Granted, the slew of competing blockbusters that routinely battle superheroes for box office rea...
01:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing What are Tarantino's three desert island movies?
I love hearing people's answers to the desert island game. If you aren't familiar with the concept, you ask someone what three items they would be marooned with on a desert island. Depending on what p...
01:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing How entering a flow state can heal
There's a meme that keeps floating around the self-development/self-help pages on Instagram that I follow. The crux of the meme's message is that every person only needs three hobbies: one hobby that ...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a UFC fighter rate the legitimacy of action movies
Hitchcock famously said, "What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out." You can expand the quote to any genre of storytelling, but action films are the ones I want to focus on today. Action mov...
12:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Teaser trailer drops for Bowie documentary, Moonage Daydream
Since David Bowie's death in 2016, I have found myself cringing and feeling a little sick to my stomach by most of the tributes and art made in his honor. If this teaser trailer for Brett Morgen's Moo...
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this edible giraffe
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amaury Guichon (@amauryguichon)You have to appreciate fine craftsmanship in whatever form it appears. Seeing the final results of human ...
01:28 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Police apprehend a horse-drawn buggy whose driver passed out drunk
It sounded like the first officer to check on this inebriated buggy pilot was willing to let the horse take him home, but things didn't quite work out that way. One can likely drink quite a bit and st...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Musk's tweeting fails to make his sexual assault settlement disappear
Running his mouth when he shouldn't, especially not before his revenge lawyers are hired, Elon "Pedo Guy" Musk continues to run to Twitter with immaterial hand wavery. That Musk considers eating nuts ...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2022
BoingBoing Pastor Greg Locke no longer has tax-exempt status after hateful rant against democrats
A couple of weeks ago, Pastor Greg Locke of the Global Vision Bible Church told his congregants, "You cannot be a Christian and vote Democrat in this nation." "I'm to the place right now [that] if you...
09:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Georgia's Trump-backed Perdue hints he will only accept tomorrow's primary results if he wins
When Georgia's GOP gubernatorial candidate, David Perdue, was asked if he would accept the results of tomorrow's primary election, the Trump-backed stooge replied, "Well, it depends if there's fraud o...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Beatboxer/singer creates groovy Middle Eastern dance track with his mouth
Check out French beatboxer and vocalist MB14 (Mohammad Belhkir) lay down and loop a killer Middle Eastern groove with his mouth as the only musical instrument.image: Benzoin/Shutterstock...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Man's disability fraud spoiled by wife's Instagram posts showing him lifting weights and transforming into a body builder
For more than seven years, Anthony Ragusa of Huntington, New York collected more than $200,000 in disability claims from the Social Security Administration. Ragusa's stated that injuries sustained fro...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: A deer affectionately approaches a woodcutter with a chainsaw
A fearless deer approaches a man cutting down trees in Croatia and doesn't let a loud chainsaw scare it away. In fact, the deer gets so close, it looks like it's ready for a snuggle much to the amuse...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing David Cronenberg and Terry Gilliam visit a video store
That headline sounds like an opening of a weird joke, but I don't know the punchline. In this clip, the great David Cronenberg wanders the aisles of Paris's legendarily well-curated video rental store...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Lt. Smith and the booby bird a true tale of survival
When I was 10 or 11 years old I picked up a copy of The Survival Book, and read it from cover to cover. The 350 pages of small dense type had advice for surviving in cold areas, deserts, tropical rain...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Cats put on lockdown in Germany
In Walldord, Germany, government officials have mandated a lockdown through summer for all cats who live in the southern area of town. Why are the animals grounded? From ABC News:The decree is design...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Watch Rudy Giuliani flip his lid when heckled at a parade
Rudy Giuliani, always good for a laugh, entertained a crowd when he popped his cork in New York on Sunday. (Video below.) Triggered by a heckler (it isn't clear what was said), the disgraced former ma...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Make this android do funny walks
This procedural walk engine will provide up to 45 seconds of entertainment. The left side of the screen features an android walking. The right side has 13 sliders that allow you to control the android...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Dolphins recognize each other by the taste of their urine
Dolphins don't need to see or hear nearby family or friends to know they're around. They can just taste their urine in the water, according to new research published in the journal Science Advances. F...
05:13 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Conservative Covid-19 expert Stella Immanuel says Biden and Gates downloaded their brains and have been replaced by demonic clones
Dr. Stella Gwandiku-Ambe Immanuel,  one of Trump's and Junior's favorite very stable geniuses, recently shared her expertise on COVID-19, vaccines, the Internet, and demonic clones with a ReAwake...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene feels white supremacy is suffering unfair scrutiny
Georgia's pride, US congressperson Marjorie Taylor Greene feels that the focus on white supremacy after a white supremacist killed a lot of people is unfair. If you were to follow Greene's 'logic' I w...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing This set of 6 nesting stainless steel bowls are great for potlucks
This set of6 nesting stainless steel bowls is good for bringing food to a backyard barbecue. The largest one is 7 quarts capacious enough for a large salad. The lids form a tight seal, too, which mea...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing GOP candidate shows up at rallies with slogan that ties guns to babies
The GOP calls itself the "pro-life" party, and yet "Jesus Guns Babies" is an acceptable slogan. Republicans don't bat an eye when one of Georgia's Republican candidates for governor, Kandiss Taylor, p...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Trader Joe's 100% ginger juice drink mix is great for cooking
I consume two packets of Trader Joe's ginger juice powder dissolved in hot water almost every day. It's not like regular ginger tea, which is just the ground-up root of the ginger plant. As the packag...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Mick Jagger's adorable "feud" with Harry Styles
People become petty about the oddest things. It's just human nature to attach your ego to anything and become defensive about it. I'm a fairly affable and convivial person in all aspects of life, but ...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the OG 'Wilhelm Scream' as it happened
For 71 years the Wilhelm Scream has been the most used cry in movies. Most of my familiarity and interest came from its abuse in the Star Wars media empire, but both the original moment from the movie...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing I met Mr. Blockhead when I was 17
He told me his real name when he walked up to my tent for the first time, but I never remembered it. He wanted everyone to call him by his carny name: Mr. Blockhead. His head did look like a block. &#...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a rescue Husky make an incredible recovery
Youtube channel We Love Animals shares this fantastic rescue story. A sad husky shown love turns into a beauty.This rescue Husky gives me all the feels. My first dog was a Malamute we rescued from a l...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing The final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation aired today in 1994
I took to Star Trek: The Next Generation later in life. Like, much later in life. Like, during the first leg of quarantine later in life. Yeah, I know, I'm pretty late to the party. It'...
01:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Kermit the Frog sings Radiohead's Creep
Celebrate the extremely brief Twitter renaissance of scurvy crank Jordan Peterson with this performance of Radiohead's Creep by "Kermit the Frog", which is to say Rich Alvarez....
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing The Marshall Mathers LP is 22 years old
I often find myself contemplating the nature of great people in history. The question that I keep asking myself is if history necessitates the emergence of great people or if great people change histo...
01:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing The trailer for Disney's Baymax! is live
I'll never understand children's properties with a staggered release schedule. Kids age faster than milk, so having a franchise aimed at them with more than five years between iterations strikes me as...
01:11 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Adam Savage rants about Google Search
This video is posted as Adam Savage's "rant on laser printers" but it's really about how dreadful Google's search engine is nowadays. He hopped online to research his way to a nice new "large format l...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Passer-by can't believe busker is actually playing the guitar
In this footage, a busker's guitar solo is closely inspected by a skeptical and rather belligerent passer-by: "you're not f*cking doing that!" he declares.The busker, with extraordinary patience, prov...
11:48 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Metallica releases new whiskey aged on the sounds of heavy metal
"Rye The Lightning" is a new straight rye whiskey from Metallica's whiskey brand, BLACKENED. Named for and inspired by the band's sophomore album, which sold some six million copies, the whiskey was a...
11:46 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Game of Shrooms, the worldwide art scavenger hunt, returns June 11
The 2022 edition of Daniel "Attaboy" Seifert's art-and-seek event, Game of Shrooms, is nigh. Come Saturday, June 11, thousands of participants will be hiding, and finding, mushroom-themed art globally...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2022
BoingBoing Why do humans have the biggest butts in the animal kingdom?
As the video linked above states in the intro, humans don't have the biggest butts based on size alone. Hippos have us beat by a literal ton. I'm talking about a ratio of butt to body size, in which h...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing This obscure website is dedicated to ape-themed playground slides
The website does absolutely nothing besides present a new ape-themed slide every time you reload the page, so of course I immediately bookmarked it. There is even a photo in the collection of a real-l...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing Sky Hawk is a long-lost arcade Nintendo arcade game that includes 16mm film footage of remote-controlled fighter planes
Sky Hawk (1976) is an arcade game by Nintendo that uses 16mm film footage of remote-controlled fighter planes. To play, you must shoot down enemy planes that are projected onto the screen. You shoot a...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing Listen: Xiu Xiu reinterprets the music from Twin Peaks
Xiu Xiu Plays The Music of Twin Peaks is a tribute album by Xiu Xiu. The album features cover versions of the music from the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Tracks are largely based on their original songs by ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing "Box" is a hypnotic 1982 short film by Takashi Ito
[Strobe warning] "Box" is a 1982 short film by Takashi Ito. The sound design is by Yosuke Inagaki. The film shows a rotating box with frame-by-frame landscape photographs on each face of the cube. The...
05:58 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing Stephen Colbert invites you to GoTUCKyourself
Somehow this Colbert segment wasn't a joke about the world's worst frozen food heir, but rather a segment about a seemingly useless clothing innovation. Feels like the DotCom era to me.TuckOff!Image: ...
04:23 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing McDonald's conjoined noses commercial
There is nothing quite like a pair of fellows with conjoined noses that makes me thirsty for a cup of joe. That's exactly what you'll find in this McDonald's coffee commercial. The conjoined nose pals...
03:37 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing Why did Duke Nukem die?
It's hard to imagine, but at one point, Duke Nukem was one of the biggest video game properties on the planet. Looking at the series with modern eyes, Duke Nukem is a crass example of masculinity, rep...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing Teach yourself how to play guitar with the Jamstik trainer
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Has learning how to play the guitar been on your...
12:35 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing The delicious sounds of Roy Ayers
There's nothing that rounds out a track like a hefty bass line. I know that bassists are usually the butt of jokes in the music world, but their role in songsand my affinity for them-is essential. Out...
12:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing This Image Does Not Exist
This Image Does Not Exist is another single-serving site built around unnervingly convincing AI images. This one challenges you to discern what's fake and what's real....
12:21 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing The Metamodernism of Hanzi Freinacht
For those of us who believe in the power of books and ideas to engender real and long-lasting change, here's a breath of fresh air in times of darkness. This post is an attempt to translate into words...
12:16 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2022
BoingBoing The best wrestling promo of all time
You can say whatever you want about pro wrestlers, but there's one thing you can't take away from them: they are some of the best public speakers alive. Now, I don't mean they're the most erudite or i...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Make room for important and large files with Prism Drive cloud storage
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.With most of our daily activities happening online, no one wil...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Fax anything to this website and it will be put on display
Fax Toy is an online museum of random things that strangers have faxed in. Simply Fax something in toll-free to 1-855-330-1239 or 1-213-294-2943. Over 360,000 faxes have been displayed since 2005. I l...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing View boats all over the world on Marine Traffic
Ahoy! On Marine Traffic, you can view boats all over the seven seas in real-time. Click on one of the icons to learn more about what type of vessel you're viewing, where it's heading, how fast it's go...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Check out "Music For Monsters" to hear some spooky theremin tunes
Music For Monsters is an EP by Sounds Records featuring theremin tunes and other spooky sound effects such as a crying baby, a screaming cat, and wicked laughter. This record would make for a great so...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Protein drink commercial inspired by "The Ring" movie
This Gainomax Protein Drink commercial was clearly inspired by the horror film The Ring, but with a twist. The girl in the commercial is hiding something underneath her long hair. When she looks up, s...
04:43 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Bauhaus back and killing it at Cruel World
Bauhaus has reunited for a May West Coast tour and some dates in New York City in September. If this Cruel World Fest 2022 fancam capture of their set from last weekend is any indication, this looks l...
04:13 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Abandoned McDonald's is an eerie time capsule
There's nothing quite like the eerie feeling of being in a once-crowded place that has become empty and deteriorated over time. This video of someone exploring an Abandoned McDonald's gives me a dose ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing This 13-in-1 media hub brings your favorite content to the big screen
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.We're sure our parents had a wild time back in the daywithout ...
02:52 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing David Bowie's Let's Dance hit 1 on this day in 1983
Bowie's death hit me like a body blow from Canelo. The reason I found Bowie's death personally painful revolved around how recently I became immersed in his catalog. Growing up in a Black household- a...
02:44 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing The Empire Strikes Back premiered on this day in 1980
Despite possessing an array of obsessively nerdy proclivities, I'm not a Star Wars guy. I like the series just fine and all, but I don't genuflect at the altar of George Lucas like so many o...
02:43 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Church replaces Jesus with Iron Man singing Chumbawamba
Pastor Mark Huges of the Church of the Rock in Winnipeg has a tendency to update the Easter story for his annual sermon. He's done Back To The Future parodies, and Lion King remakes. But perhaps his ...
02:22 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a creepy disembodied robot mouth recite prayers, using AI
"The Prayer" by Diemut Strebe is, "an experimental set-up to explore the possibilities of an approximation to celestial and numinous entities by performing a potentially never-ending chain of religiou...
02:21 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Let's all point and laugh at Mortal Kombat 4
When it comes to 2D fighters, I'm a Street Fighter guy. I always have been, and most likely always will be. That doesn't mean that I don't have a reservoir of obligatory Millennial love for ...
05:45 am GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Why many writers drink
Writing in Medium with his trademark acerbic wit and razor-sharp insight, our old friend/contributor (and my favorite cultural critic) Mark Dery recalls his past penchant for booze and considers wheth...
05:07 am GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Incredibly rare Leitz/Leica cameras and collectibles up for auction
Leitz Photographica Auction is celebrating 20 years of the house with a magnificent collection of Leitz/Leica rarities on the block. The "40th Leitz Photographica Auction" takes place on June 11 in We...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Uncover your cat's genetic mysteries with this affordable, at-home test
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Cats are such mysterious and complex creatures, aren't they?&#...
12:04 am GMT - Sat, May 21, 2022
BoingBoing Watch how a baby moose builds up the courage to charge
Like a teenager practicing pickup lines in front of a mirror, this baby moose rehearsed its charging moves in front of a street sign. Lookin' good and ready! Click to expand Thumbnail image: Szczepan...
11:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Cute baby moose practices charging at a road sign
At first, I thought this cute baby moose was psyching itself up to charge that road sign. But now I think it was just practicing the wind-up and using the road sign just as a place to focus its gaze. ...
10:43 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Carsie Blanton is making live music great again
I didn't lose any loved ones to Covid, but live music was a Covid-era casualty that messed me up bad.  A "slow reopening" was cold comfort; I hate outdoor music venues, and with the exceptions of...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing What is this weird animal sound I recorded?
As Carla and I walked through a banana grove on Madeira island in early March, we heard an unusual animal sound. It was coming out of an irrigation pipe, about 3 or 4 inches in diameter. Whatever it w...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Get a lifetime of top-tier VPN protection for just $16
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.It's no secret thatonline hackersexist and are constantly lurk...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Was Tony Lavelli the best accordion player on the New York Knicks? Watch this video and decide for yourself
Who was the best accordion player of the New York Knicks during the 1950s? It's a hotly debated topic, but Tony Lavelli was certainly in the top 20. Watch him tickle the ivories and pump the bellows o...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing In search of a human-sized salamander in California's Trinity Alps
"Most people focus on Bigfoot, the 'rockstar' as I call him, but something like a giant salamander… there's a lot of probability there."Could there actually be a giant salamander, as big (or big...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing How to use a wok for deep frying
I use J. Kenji Lpez-Alt's recipe for roasted potatoes a lot. He's got a new video about how to use a wok for deep frying, specifically his mother's Japanese croquettes. It has ground beef, potatoes, a...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing What really happens if you are swallowed by a whale?
Probably best avoided. And don't bring up Jonah either as he was actually swallowed not by a whale but a big fish. (Hebrew: dag gadol / ) which, of course, is wayyyyy more likely. image: Mark Murphy/...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Auto-fill made Excel so cool in 1992
I remember how valuable MS Excel skills were in the early 90s. It later became Powerpoint.Image: Screen grab...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Gorilla caught on video very gently petting a wild groundhog
Although a silverback gorilla could take out a rodent with just its thumb, an affectionate gorilla was caught on video (below) gently petting a groundhog at the zoo. And even more incredible, the grou...
04:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Secret Service agents sent home after drunken assault in South Korea
The United States Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency tasked with hiring prostitutes, drunkenly colliding into White House barriers, being fooled by con artists, and enticing minors to ...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing A Trump-endorsed candidate for Michigan legislature believes birth control should be illegal
With access to abortion about to disappear in places across the nation, next up is access to birth control. Trump-endorsed candidate for representative to the Michigan legislature Jacky Eubanks steps...
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Stable genius says Trump is the current president but not responsible for high gas prices
Meet this sage gentleman who wants to set the record straight once and for all. Donald Trump, he explains, is the sitting president and is in power. When he asked why gas prices are going up under God...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing A hectic shootout caught on a 7-11's security cam
America simply has too many guns. Two men broke into a spontaneous gun battle at a Montebello, California 7-11. The gunmen employed Stormtrooper aim, folks dive for cover and it is a miracle no one w...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Ted Cruz says $8 billion in economic aid to Ukraine (that he backed) is "crap"
Ted Cruz said that $8 billion in economic aid to Ukraine is "crap." "There's also in the bill about $8 billion dollars that goes to the government of Ukraine for economic assistance I think that's c...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Ted Cruz on economic aid to Ukraine: "I think that's crap"
Ted Cruz said that $8 billion in economic aid to Ukraine is "crap." "There's also in the bill about $8 billion dollars that goes to the government of Ukraine for economic assistance I think that's c...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing California's aging power infrastructure not suited to all these new EV cars
California's march towards an EV future is facing a challenge, California's power grid can barely keep the state running during Summer peak months. California will need to teach people when to charge,...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Elon Musk challenges accuser to describe what she saw
As TSLA's stock value plummets, Twitter is calling for him to buy the company at the price he agreed to, and accusations of sexual harassment have been dragged into the light, Elon "Pedo Guy" Musk has...
02:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Driver in fit of road rage keeps going with bike stuck under car
A driver in Paris picked a fight with a delivery cyclist over the rules of the road. But, apparently in a hurry, decided to end the altercation by simply driving over the person's bike and dragging it...
02:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman accidentally receives $360,000 in Covid funds and gambles it all away
An out-of-work gentleman in Japan thought he got lucky when the government accidentally sent him a Covid relief check meant for his town. So lucky, in fact, that rather than give it back, or at least ...
12:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing David Letterman hosted the Late Show for the last time seven years ago today
David Letterman was an institution when I was a kid. Even though his show had a more significant legacy, I never found Jay Leno funny or exciting. Letterman, on the other hand, just made sense to me. ...
12:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing The CW gave teen drama Riverdale the ax
Friends, we're gathered here today to celebrate the life of a beloved property in the world of comic adaptations. A property that helped unite disparate fandoms under one ludicrous banner. Friends, I'...
12:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Ok Jess is a comedy music treasure
I feel like comedic music doesn't get enough credit or attention. Of all the music genres, comedy preposterously takes a back seat to almost everything else. Take Weird Al, for example. Weird Al has b...
12:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing A look at the meaning and origins of Western surnames
What's in a name? Well, if it's a Western surname, it likely originated from a trade, a place name, relationship, a physical characteristic, or a nickname/moniker. A lot of the basics of this Fire of ...
12:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2022
BoingBoing Meshuggah's new video is delightfully trippy
Metal is the last bastion of great rock music. Outside of the dark shores of metal, what passes for rock music today is basically pop music with guitars. Instead of lamenting over the death of the roc...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Nazi pedophile MI5 agent violently terrorizes women, and the British Government and police are protecting him
An agent of MI5, one of Britain's security agencies, is a violent and abusive Nazi, mysoginist and pedophile who was filmed attacking his partner with a machete. The BBC, in reporting the story, in un...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing A Nazi pedophile MI5 agent violently terrorizes women, and the British government and police are protecting him and censoring the BBC
An agent of MI5, one of Britain's security agencies, is a violent and abusive Nazi, misogynist and pedophile who was filmed attacking his partner with a machete, one among countless other examples of ...
10:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Elon Musk exposed himself to SpaceX employee and paid her $250,000 to keep her mouth shut
Why has Elon Musk been shrieking about forthcoming "political attacks" and ostentatiously declaring his fealty to the Right? Perhaps because he was asked for comment on this: "A SpaceX flight attendan...
10:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Elon's Musk: billionaire allegedly exposed himself to employee of SpaceX, which paid her $250,000 to keep her mouth shut
Why has Elon Musk been shrieking about forthcoming "political attacks" and ostentatiously declaring his fealty to the Right? Perhaps because he was asked for comment on this: "A SpaceX flight attendan...
10:37 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Sore loser Madison Cawthorn threatens Dems and GOP with "Dark MAGA" in cringeworthy tweet
A wounded Rep. Madison Cawthorn (RNC) didn't take his defeat in Tuesday's primary race too well, angry at Democrats, angry at Republicans, angry with the world. So he took to Instagram today to lash o...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing School bus monitor charged after choking a 7-year-old child, but still has his job
A 70-year-old school bus monitor in New York choked a 7-year-old boy, leaving him in pain with marks around his neck and trouble swallowing. But the monitor shrugged it off as "just playing around," a...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Ditch the extra cup of coffee. This gadget can really boost your productivity
Whether gaming in your spare time or burying yourself in spreadsheets at your 9-to-5, efficiency matters. And while you may have the latest and greatest laptop or smartphone to wor...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Beatboxer spits out incredible deep house groove
Beatbox maestro Tom Thum has dazzled us with his vocal percussion and faux-synth scatting for years. (Check out this incrediblevocal scratching demofrom 2015 and a trip hop piece from earlier this yea...
06:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Is this one cat looking in a mirror, or two cats in synchronized play?
At first glance, the two kitties below look like just one cat batting at its reflection in a mirror. But take a closer look, and you'll notice it's actually two playful cats mimicking each other with ...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Iconic composer Vangelis of "Chariots of Fire" and "Blade Runner" fame, RIP
Greek composer and synthesizer music pioneer Vangeliswho famously created the extraordinary soundtracks to Chariots of Fire (1981) and Blade Runner (1982)has died at age 79. "My music does not try to ...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Parents sue Apple after Amber Alert "tore apart" son's eardrums
According to a lawsuit filed against Apple, a 12-year-old boy in Texas suffered severe ear damage while he was wearing AirPods and watching Netflix when an Amber Alert siren went off. According to the...
06:40 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Pharma bro Shkreli and Fyre Festival fraudster McFarland both receive early release from prison
The world became a more dangerous place this week with the release of two formerly imprisoned criminal fraudsters: Billy McFarland, the prevaricating promoter of the catastrophic Fyre Festival in the ...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing An optical illusion makes this 3D printed Homer Simpson sponge holder fantastic
An Etsy seller is offering this fantastic Homer fading into the bush sponge holder, where it appears Homer fades into the sponge. They offer links to the 3D plans they used to put it together.Etsy:Thi...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing 911 dispatcher put on leave, might be fired after hanging up on Buffalo shooting caller
A 911 dispatcher has been placed on leave and might be fired after admonishing and hanging up on a Tops employee who called for help during the Buffalo shooting that killed 10 people on Saturday. The...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Seth Meyers gives fascist loser Madison Cawthorn a worthy send-off
Imploding under a cloud of insider trading and serial sexual harassment allegations, multiple attempts to take a loaded gun on a plane, driving with a revoked license, lying about training for the Par...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing What are these strange metal spheres that fell from the sky in India?
Last week, multiple metal spheres of unknown origin fell from the skies in villages within India's western state of Gujarat. The metallic balls are reportedly hollow, .45 meters in diameter, and weigh...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing HS Principal schools Florida Republican over math textbook ban
Republican congressman Byron Donalds of Florida got a bold lesson about math being math, even if it makes him uncomfortable, at a hearing over Flordia's notorious math textbook ban. The one question w...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Students given a Duke University biology handout with photos of monkeys, chimps, and Obama
This is a weird story. The Roeper School in Birmingham, Michigan, is the nation's oldest K through 12 school for gifted children. It recently came under fire for giving its students a biology assignme...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing The GOP bids farewell to Madison Cawthorn from a coke and orgy party (Late Show parody)
Using masked orgy scenes from Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, the Late Show put together this heartfelt "Bye Bye Maddie!" ditty on behalf of the GOP as a good riddance to ousted Trump-pick Rep. Madi...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Voyager 1 probe is sending back mysterious signals from interstellar space
The Voyager 1 spacecraft is sending back mysterious system data. Launched in 1977, the Voyager 1and its Golden Record, the iconic message for extraterrestrialsis currently 14.5 billon miles from Earth...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Human doesn't have kitty treats
In this footage, a cat is alarmed but unhurt when an enticingly low-profile human turns out to not be the bearer of treats.Human Doesn't Have Kitty Treats pic.twitter.com/4feObDjjJn— Sawbuck...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Virginia book-ban enthusiast sues Barnes and Noble for showing books to minors
Virginia seems to be a book-banning hotbed these days. Apparently just seeing books can make children change their sexual orientation, and some guys in Virginia are hellbent to stop it. Now they are s...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman owns the libs by burning his daughters' $3,500 Olivia Rodrigo tickets
Here's a fellow who claims he paid $3,500 for Olivia Rodrigo concert tickets, but when he found out that he and his daughters would be required to show proof of vaccination to attend the concert, he p...
03:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Just like old times, W flubs and says his invasion of Iraq was unjustified
Remember Bushisms? Back when Dick Cheney was busy shooting friends in the face, our news was frequently filled with "hey what?" moments that were clearly President George W Bush just getting confused ...
03:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing After abortion bans, doctors "turning away" patients suffering miscarriages
Slate's Leah Torres reports on an unexpected consequence of abortion bans: doctors, fearing prosecution, refusing to treat patients suffering miscarriages.I was astounded by how often patients were tu...
03:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Slate: Alabama doctors "turn away" patients suffering miscarriages
Slate's Leah Torres reports on an unexpected consequence of abortion bans: doctors, fearing prosecution, refusing to treat patients suffering miscarriages.I was astounded by how often patients were tu...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing California Condor returns to Northern California skies
The largest bird in North America, the California Condor, has taken wing over Northern California once again. Absent since the 1890s, endangered due to habitat destruction and pollution, decades of co...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Wichita Police nab "Poopetrator" who defecated in the wig aisle
Wichita Police took to social media to find a woman who had pooped in two beauty stores, necessitating the destruction of several wigs. Unsurprisingly, their Facebook messages reached the masses, star...
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Woman objects to opponent moving during fisticuffs
In this footage [via], two young women square off for fisticuffs. The boxer in the red shirt, however, is outraged that her opponent keeps moving to avoid her lunges. Isn't that cheating, or something...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing US Soccer adopts equal pay
The US Soccer Foundation has agreed to equal pay between the US Men's and Women's teams, ending a long dispute and signaling to FIFA that the times are changing. It has been a long time since I was ev...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Enjoy a pet without the mess with this robotic canine!
The world is full of reasons to love dogs. How could you not? They are cute, kind, thoughtful, and always trying to make friends. The world is also full of reasons to love technology. But is...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing The hospital told her surgery would cost $1,337 out of pocket. It billed her $303,709.
St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colorado, told an insured patient, Linda French, that her surgery would cost her only $1,337 out of pocket. Afterward, it billed her for $303,709and sued her...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Does "bionic" text read better to you?
Bionic Reading bolds certain syllables under the hypothesis that this makes it easier to read and absorb bodies of text. Check out this example, posted to Twitter by UX expert Juan Buis:it's incredibl...
01:16 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing No Country for Old Men came out on this day in 2007
Every once in a while, a movie will come along and hit the zeitgeist perfectly. Through a deft combination of memorable scenes, iconic characters, or unbelievable plot twists, certain films become ins...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Red Buttons never got a dinner
Stand-up comedy is one of my major passions. Stand-up is replete with styles and subgenres like any great art form. There are comedians that, while sparse on witty material, use their timing and rhyth...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Biggie Smalls will get an Empire State Building Tribute for his 50th birthday
View this post on Instagram A post shared by HipHopDX (@hiphopdx)Perception is a strange thing. For example, it'll always rub me the wrong way that I'm somehow older than Biggie Sma...
11:37 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this battle rap between a teacher and his student
Rap battles aren't too dissimilar from stand-up comedy. So much so that certain scenes in the comedy world have begun to craft their own roast battles that mimic the form of rap battles. Even so, noth...
11:36 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Check out the Honest Trailer for Moon Knight
Marvel's phase four has been a little messy if we're being honest. Unlike the intentional and meticulous build-up to Thanos throughout the various stages of the Infinity Saga, Marvel has failed t...
10:36 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Tom Delonge is using his UFO research institute to direct a sci-fi movie
Monsters of California is the directorial debut of Tom Delonge, the ex-Blink-182/current Angels v Airwaves frontman who recently began a second career as a high profile UFOlogist (using money borrowed...
02:18 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2022
BoingBoing Watch President George W. Bush decry the "wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq" when he meant to say Ukraine
Former U.S. President George W. Bush: "The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean, of the Ukraine" pic.twitter.com/IanADTcAg6— BNO News (@...
09:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Rare monkeypox disease popping up across Europe, one case in Boston
Parts of Europe are seeing outbreaks of monkeypox a virus "typically limited to Africa," according to AP, that starts with fever, head and muscle aches, chills, exhaustion, and can sometimes lead to ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing This Unlimited Lifetime Learning Subscription Bundle with Rosetta Stone is the perfect way to learn a new skill
If there was ever a time to refresh what's going on in that noggin, it's now that you're finally digging into new technology instead of the old hat ways you're used to. You've finally got a good ...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Meet a man who quit his job to make marbles
Last year, Hunter Read, 23, was making $12 hour working in a Home Depot parking lot. Then he decided to quit and follow his curiosity about glass art. And now? Read is a professional marble maker. See...
08:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing How to keep a kid from accessing a site: ask them what a VCR is used for
I'm not sure what app or website is using this parental verification method, but the answer is just a Google search away.Parent Required Age check question: What is a VCR used for?Curing headachesKeep...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Shrek premiered on this day in 2001
Pixar might have pioneered the 3D animation space, but Dreamworks definitely refined it. Dreamworks animation- in its 2D incarnation- always tended to skew towards stories that felt infinitely more ma...
06:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch cute toddler riding a fantastic backyard rollercoaster his dad built
Scott Brazelton, a Southwest pilot in Colorado, built an amazing candy-colored rollercoaster in the shape of a plane for his adorable three-year-old boy, who wanted to "go fast." And watching the exci...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing This website lets you randomly connect two Russian bureaucrats by phone to waste their time
A hacktivist group called Obfuscated Dreams of Scheherazade launched a website this morning called WasteRussianTime.today. When you visit the site, you can click a button and the service will cal...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Family wakes up to loud 550-pound intruder an alligator, that is
A family in Florida was woken up in the middle of the night by loud noises as an intruder broke through the lanai in their yard. When they looked outside they discovered the culprit an 11-foot, 550-p...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Middle school investigated for having misbehaving students sit on black asphalt for 30 minutes in 95-degree heat
At a group of allegedly mishbehaving fifth graders at a middle school in Brookland, Arkansas were punished by having to sit on black asphalt for a half hour in 95 degree heat. According to the schoo...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing High schoolers scream in agony after volunteering to be pepper sprayed for extra credit
Barberton High School's criminal science instructor in Ohio told his students they'd get extra credit if they agreed to line up against the wall and get pepper-sprayed. In the video, you can see the i...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Tucker Carlson exhibits signs of profound memory loss, can't remember his own replacement theory propaganda
Our hearts go out to Fox News's Tucker Carlson, who appears to be losing his memory. The clips in this video, which were taken just a year apart, starkly reveal Mr. Carlon's tragic cognitive decline. ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Woman rescues tiny kitten but it wasn't that
A kind woman in Rocklin, California spotted what appeared to be an abandoned or orphan kitten in need. So she brought the cute creature home. However, a family member noticed that the "kitten" was not...
04:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Cool hands-free illuminated magnifier for cheap
This 2.5x LED magnifier can be used as a handheld tool or on the desktop. It also has smaller, more powerful magnifying glass built-in. Perfect for peering at electronic components. I use it to inspec...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Madison Cawthorn's poor excuse for losing the primary is exactly why he lost
Madison Cawthorn (RNC) Trump-backed loser in last night's congressional primary race seems oblivious to the long list of lies, transgressions, and embarrassments over his last two years in office. I...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Temple thieves return artifacts after suffering from "scary dreams"
In India, a band of thieves snatched sixteen statues from a Hindu temple honoring Lord Balaji (a form of Vishnu) in Uttar Pradesh, India. A few days ago though, they quietly dropped off almost all the...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Get a taste of van life with this unique living space for your car
Everyone's been seduced by the idea of camping at one point or another, right? Spotting the stars at night, falling asleep to the sounds of the woods, waking up to a sunrise There's just something ma...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing The tragic lives of silkworms in captivity
The raw materials behind our silk sheets, ties, and other garments are produced by silkwormsthe caterpillars of fuzzy white moths. In less than a week, a silkworm can crank out a single silk strand al...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Expert on the shortcomings of mass transit in Cyberpunk 2077's Night City
Cyberpunk 2077 (reviewed at Boing Boing) was, all told, a mammoth hit and ultimately a polished game. A good game, too, with solid FPS action and an amazing, sprawling, magnificent futuristic city to ...
01:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing DeSantis press secretary fooled by funny fake screenshot of Washington Post "Homophobic Dog" story
Chuck posted a photoshopped screenshot of a nonexistent Washington Post story about a "homophobic dog," adeptly blending a current meme with the sort of story that really winds up right wingers. Thoug...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Forest grows in a giant, 630ft-deep sinkhole
In Leye County, China, a forest grows at the bottom of a humungous sinkhole 630ft-deep. Latest among several such discoveries in the region's spectacular karst landscape, the sinkhole is all but anoth...
01:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Tennessee couple wake to find strange dog asleep with them in bed
A couple in Polk County, Tennessee, woke up one morning to find themselves sharing their bed with a strange, sleeping dog. The dog was friendly and, upon being posted to Facebook, reunited with its ow...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing The She-Hulk trailer is finally here
Watching the Marvel cinematic universe take shape over the last decade has fulfilled countless childhood desires. In the mid-90s, I made peace with the notion that superhero films and television- barr...
12:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Dirty Dancing's final dance improved with the Muppet Show theme
Amanda (@Pandamoanimum on Twitter, Ko-Fi) made this simple yet astounding mashup.The final dance in Dirty Dancing, but they're dancing to The Muppet Show theme tune. pic.twitter.com/ldfjmm5JoQ— ...
12:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing The Ghost of Judge Scalia haunts the overturning of Roe v. Wade
TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Order today, RIGHT HERE AND NOW."This fine collection of work by Mr....
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Check out these stunningly surreal close-up photographs of slime molds
UK-based photographer Barry Webb recently published a collection of slime mold images that capture the strange organisms at various stages of their mindboggling lives and wow, they're pretty incredib...
12:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the first trailer for Warner Brothers Multiversus
When news of a Warner Brothers-basedSmash Brosclone first hit the net, the idea sounded pretty awful. Many wondered how the diverse cast of characters, including Gandalf, Superman, and Bugs Bunny, to ...
11:37 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Happy Birthday, Tina Fey
Tina Fey helped pave the way for a new era of female comedians, and her talents as a comedic actor, extensive though they may be, are trumped by her prowess as a comedic writer. Her hit filmMean Girls...
07:12 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing Right-wing Gen Z twerp Madison Cawthorn loses GOP primary, but still has 7 months left to make trouble
After winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020, Madison Cawthorn tweeted "Cry more, lib." and staked his claim as Republicans' Gen Z wunderkid. Two years later, though, it is Cawtho...
04:07 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2022
BoingBoing The Beatles' "Let it be" is 52 years old
In many ways, The Beatles are still the standard by which we judge musicians. Whether we're talking about sales or cultural impact, every major chart-topping artist will inevitably be tethered to the ...
11:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Here's a hilarious cat who tries to catch water
While most cats go crazy over laser pointers, it's flowing water that gets this kitty revved up. In fact, its fast-and-furious paws literally blur as they try to pin down the elusive "toy" that keeps ...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene explains how to finish college and get "that guy" to love you: Have a baby (video)
In Marjorie Taylor Greene's ludicrous world of space laser fires and school massacre hoaxes, having a baby will get your boyfriend to love you. Having a baby will help you finish college. And having a...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing This self-described "racist horrible person" is completely accurate
Wow. This woman in Santa Barbara, CA is just a real piece of work. The United States of America is home to many people, some of which are complete ass hats.I enjoy the logic wherein she is demanding t...
09:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Travel back to the 80s with this Ford LTD Country Squire
The fake wood paneling and beige paint signaled time to go after many an AYSO soccer practice or Troop 2 Boy Scout meeting. I think no less than 3 of my friend's parents drove a County Squire. I knew ...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Newly declassified UFO video and other key moments from today's US House hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena
Today, a subcommittee of the US House Intelligence Committee heard from two Pentagon officials about UFO sightings. The hearing follows last summer's release of a Pentagon report meant to co...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Get Microsoft Office Pro and 78 hours of training for an unbelievable price
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Here's a catch-22: Most jobs and most schoolwork require you t...
08:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing This moth, a type not seen since 1912, just showed up at the Detroit airport
US Customs and Border Protection agents at Detroit Metropolitan Airport found seed pods in the luggage of a passenger arriving from the Philippines. According to the passenger, the seed pods were an i...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing This is the world's most inconvenient convenience store
The world's most inconvenient convenience store hangs from the side of a cliff 120 meters up. Its customers are rock climbers seeking drinks and snacks while scaling the wall at Shiniuzhai National Ge...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing More roadkill along the blockchain highway: Miami Mayor's 'MiamiCoin' a disaster
The Mayor of the City of Miami stormed forward with moving his city's finances into the scam-ridden blockchain. Since the Mayor's endorsement, this 'CityCoin' has lost 95% of its value.Bienvenidos a M...
06:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing NYC mayor insists the official mayoral mansion is haunted with real ghosts
New York City Mayor Eric Adams claims that the Gracie Mansion, the official mayoral home, is haunted… for real. "I don't care what anyone says, there are ghosts in there, man," Adams commented w...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Lyft driver kicks racist white woman out of car. She can't believe a white man would do that (video)
A white woman and gentleman sidekick were none too happy when their Lyft driver kicked her out of the car and canceled their ride (see video below). They couldn't understand why the white driver, Jame...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Mz Jones Curio is the place to shop for all of your oddity, taxidermy, and curio needs
Mz Jones Curio is the place to shop for all of your oddity, taxidermy, and curio needs. They sell everything from necklaces containing human brain fragments to bugs preserved in resin to books on witc...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing A deep underground drug-smuggling tunnel linked Tijuana to San Diego discovered
Trump's Wall has been defeated again with a tunnel linking Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California. According to AP, the 532-meter tunnel is four feet in diameter and six stories deep. In addition t...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing These organisms are 830 million-years-old and may still be alive
Geologists have identified tiny lifeforms that have been trapped inside of crystals for 830 million years. And they are likely still alive. The prokaryotic and algal life is contained in tiny amounts ...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Coast Guard rescues a desperate dog paddling alone in the middle of a 1,200-square-mile lagoon
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a panicked dog swimming in the middle of the sea off North Carolina with nothing else in sight on Saturday (see video below). A call had just come in about a ship that had...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing This earwax remover with a built-in camera is cheap with a discount code
I have a different model Bebird earwax remover, but this one looks like it has the same functionality (use code 2689TV4X at checkout for a discount). It's basically a little scoop with a Wifi connecte...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing After receiving insults for insulting a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Jordan Peterson departs from Twitter in a snit
Canadian pop psychologist Jordan Peterson's feelings were hurt so much by people making fun of him for body-shaming a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model that he announced he is backing away from Twitte...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Enjoy this creepy occult-ish U.S. Army Psychological Operations recruitment video
The ghost of Koko the Clown playing on a television set as it burns with fire is a welcome addition to any US military video promoting its psyops program. Fort Bragg's 4th Psychological Operations Gr...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Abid is a magnificently ornate stop motion film created by artist Pramod Pati in 1972
In 1972, Pramod Pati created a short stop motion film called "Abid." We watch Pati repeatedly paint abstract patterns on the walls of his room within five minutes. Additionally, he decorates the walls...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Anti-vaxxer Eric Clapton gets Covid and has to cancel shows
Anti-vaxxer Eric Clapton announced he has Covid and has so far canceled two shows on his European tour. Last summer the Q-infected musician, whose old friends no longer speak to him, said via Telegram...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Here's how to get your third round of free home Covid tests from the U.S. gov't
New Covid cases in the U.S. are ticking up a bit, and so the federal government is offering 8 free home test kits per household. Order yours here, and a friendly mail carrier will bring the kits right...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Make custom engravings for anything you own with 33% off this engraving pen
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.There's something extraordinary about personalized items. A mo...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Bravado and a lack of business acumen leave Musk facing a $1B penalty for his Twitter fiasco
Having waived the right to due diligence in his initial offer, Elon Musk now faces the stark reality of having found out that his fucking around was a bad idea. Musk is throwing around the weakest of ...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Social media breaks make you "happier and less anxious"
Would it surprise you to learn that taking time off social media, even for just a week, results in "significant improvements in well-being, depression and anxiety?" [via]We randomly allocated 154 part...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Perhaps the most FOX News interview on Critical Race Theory ever
The interviewer and interviewee are nearly incomprehensible, but this mother purportedly suing a school district over CRT alternately looks like a deer in headlights, and a murderous jackal about to e...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Delivery robot wanders, lost in the woods
A photo of a delivery robot "ambling" around in the woods of Northamptonshire, England, seemingly lost, proved such a viral hit the BBC wrote an article about it.On my bike ride this morning, saw a de...
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing The first trailer for the Predator prequel is here
The original Predator is one of my favorite movies of all time. Whenever I catch even a slight glimpse of the flick or a meme inspired by it, I have no choice but to hit a few pushups to mat...
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Partner of fired police chief made "false claim of child abuse" against councilwoman who criticized chief
Vanessa Wilson was fired as police chief of Aurora, Colorado, and Aurora councilwoman Danielle Jurinsky was among Wilson's harshest critics. Wilson's partner, Robin Niceta, allegedly called in a false...
12:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing It's the anniversary of Tyler, the Creator's 'Igor'
Every successful musician has a character, but only a select few have a character arc, and there are copious reasons why they don't develop one throughout their careers. Whether their body of work can...
12:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Study: games and video-watching correlate with kids getting smarter, social media a wash
On the impact of digital media on childhood intelligence, games and watching videos were consistent with cognitive benefits. Socializing digitally, however, had no consistent effect.Here we estimated...
12:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Biologists rescue rare 400-pound stingray
Earlier this month, a group of fishermen in Cambodia accidentally caught a rare endangered giant stingray that was nearly 12 feet long and weighed in around 400 pounds.From Reuters:The stingray was ac...
12:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing David Tennant and Catherine Tate are coming back to Doctor Who
He didn't want to go, and, thanks to the fan's love for the Tenth Doctor, he'll never have to. On November 23, 2023, Doctor Who will celebrate its 60th anniversary, and fan-favorite Doctor D...
12:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Take a first look at Pixar's new film Elemental
After 1995's Toy Story, Pixar grew in critical acclaim and fan support until it became animation's gold standard. Lest we forget, Pixar is the only studio that gets the Fantastic Four right. Following...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing The "Thrift Store Art" account on Instagram has thousands of hilarious second-hand finds on display
The "Thrift Store Art" account on Instagram has thousands of hilarious second-hand finds on display. Whether you're a poodle lover or a fan of Viagra-themed clocks, this Instagram account won't let yo...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Low earth orbit visualization tool
This low earth orbit visualization tool allows users to see satellites all over the world. You can click on a satellite to see details about it, or you can perform a search using specific filters. Dur...
12:11 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2022
BoingBoing Arby's manager accused of peeing into milkshake mix might have made up to 40 shakes with it
If your Arby's milkshake tasted a bit off last last fall, and you happen to live in Vancouver, Washington, it might not have been your imagination. A 29-year-old Arby's manager was accused of peeing i...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing This powerful electric toothbrush can last up to 28 days on one charge
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Are you searching for a premium toothbrush? Then you might wan...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Engineering students create edible adhesive tape to keep your burrito wrapped tightly
Enginering students from Johns Hopkins University prototyped an edible adhesive tape, called Tastee Tape, to keep burritos and other wrapped foods sealed up during consumption. (In the image above, th...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Enjoy this 40-minute cassette of loon call identification
"Voices of the Loon" is a 1980 cassette produced by The North American Loon Fund (N.A.L.F.).From the YouTube description:Clearly, the N.A.L.F. asked themselves how they could make this cassette more a...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing What it's like to live in Hong Kong's densest apartment complex "Monster Building"
Known affectionately as "Monster Building," this Hong Kong apartment complex houses over 10,000 people in small rooms. In this video, YouTuber DongDong Wu shows what life is like in and around Monster...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Sword expert compares Kamikoto kitchen knives to a freebie knife. The freebie is just as good
Medieval weapons expert Shad of the Shadiversity YouTube channel tested a $300 Kamikoto knife and found it to be lacking. He said while it's a serviceable budget knife made from cheap steel, Kamikoto ...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Optical illusion delivers incredible depth without having to cross your eyes and get a headache
Cognitive scientist/psychologist Tom Stafford created this powerful example of chromostereopsis, a fantastic optical illusion where depth is delivered just by using two colors at opposite ends of the ...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Thousands of birds dropping from the sky in Indian city
Veterinarians in an animal hospital in Ahmedabad, India say that every day in recent weeks, animal rescuers are bringing in dozens of birds that have dropped from the sky from dehydration and exhausti...
06:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing After Pearl Jam's drummer gets Covid, an 18-year-old steps on stage to fill in
When 18-year-old drummer Kai Neukermans of Mill Valley, California heard that Pearl Jam's drummer Matt Cameron had Covid, he offered to play with the band at the Oakland Arena on Friday night. The ban...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Eric Trump tells MAGA mob they are the "party of love" in greatest lie yet
In a party that endorses racism, bigotry, discrimination, white nationalism, and the Big Lie, Eric Trump made a funny when he told a MAGA crowd with a straight face they they were the party of love....
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Baseball fan caught a live raccoon at the stadium with his bare hands
Hang it in @crystalbridges pic.twitter.com/cnhpmBEh9L— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) May 14, 2022On Friday in Fayetteville, Arkansas's Baum-Walker Stadium, a commotion erupted that was unrelat...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Johnny Cash is peeing from atop Arkansas water tower
There's a water tower in Kingsland, Arkansasbirthplace of Johnny Cashthat features a silhouette painting of the Man in Black. A prankster with good aim fired a shot at the tower and now Johnny appears...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Michael's employee scratch card "You've won an unpaid time off!"
You may already know that Michael's is a privately held chain of about 1,250 arts and craft stores in the United States and Canada. What you might not know is that Michael's is a compassionate employe...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Grads explode into cheers when told Snapchat's Evan Spiegel will pay off all student debts (video)
During the in-person commencement ceremony on Sunday for Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, graduates received an amazing gift: no more student loan debt. When Otis President Charles Hirsc...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Rotary tool for a fraction of the price of a Dremel
I've been using a Wen variable speed rotary tool since early 2017. It works as well as a Dremel tool costing several times as much, and the accessories are interchangeable. Right now, Amazon is sellin...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Baby elephant insists on kicking man out of bed to take a nap
There's no arguing with a baby elephant who wants to nap on your bed. Try as he might, a man sleeping next to a playful baby elephant couldn't ward off the pushy creature's desire to spread out on his...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Brand new Margaret Thatcher statue egged within 2 hours of being installed
From The Guardian:Warnings that a new statue of Margaret Thatcher would attract egg-throwing protests came true within two hours of it being installed in her home town of Grantham on Sunday....
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing With a deal on a vaccum like this, spring cleaning can continue right into summer
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.From your roommate that doesn't know how to use a plate to you...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing After 30 years, McDonalds leaves Russia "for good"
McDonalds opened its first restaurant in Russia in Moscow in 1990a grimly amusing sign of American progress as the Soviet Union teetered on the precipice of history. Following Russia's invasion of Ukr...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing After Rep. Stefanik's "pedo grifter" comment, staffer gives bizarre translation of what she really meant
While Q's Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (RGA) was calling women at the border "illegal mothers" last week, MAGA clown Rep. Elise Stefanik (RNY) blamed the baby formula shortage on "The White House, Dems...
02:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Air conditioning service horrors and hacks
HVAC Hacks is a Facebook page and website where air conditioning techs and installers share their clever workarounds. That's the idea, anyway: most of the stuff there seems to be more nightmarish than...
01:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Cop charged after allegedly masturbating in front of family during domestic violence call
Matthew Dominguez, 32, was charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure after allegedly masturbating while responding to an emergency call. A local family called police after a man came to their home in...
01:29 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing "Alien tomb" spotted on Mars by Curiosity Rover
It's a natural feature of the rock, NASA's Ashwin Vasavada told Gizmodo, but of course he would say that about the beckoning alien tomb on Mars observed by Curiosity Rover. John Hurt, of course, is sa...
01:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Mystery of missing trash cans solved
Daniel Goncharov claims that his trashcans keep disappearing. Thanks to this footage [via], he learns why.A quick guess: this is (spoilers) the result of overloading the can with heavy things like con...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Ukraine's winning Eurovision Song Contest entry
Ukraine won this year's Eurovision Song Contesta sympathy vote and a meaningful one at that. Here's the winning track, Stefania, by the Kalush Orchestra. Kalush Orchestra brought Ukraine its third Eur...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2022
BoingBoing Kieron Gillen is kickstarting an RPG based on Die, his "Goth-Jumanji" comic with Stephanie Hans
Die is a Hugo-nominated horror/fantasy comic series written by Kieron Gillen with stunning painted artwork by Stephanie Hans that originally launched in 2018. The basic premise is that a group of teen...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2022
BoingBoing John's Beachcombing Museum is an eco-friendly attraction made from objects found on the beach
John's Beachcombing Museum is a tourist attraction located at 143 Andersonville Ave, Forks, WA 9833. Since 1976, John has been finding things that were discarded at the beach and recycling the stuff b...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2022
BoingBoing Pour Over Gooseneck Coffee Kettle will give you a pep in your morning step
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.We simply cannot function without the roasted nectar of the go...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2022
BoingBoing This Su Tissue fan account contains great photos and suburban lawns ephemera
There is an awesome fan account on Instagram dedicated to the legendary Su Tissue of the post-punk band Suburban Lawns. Su's whereabouts today remain a mystery, but the account keeps her memory alive ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2022
BoingBoing Hypnotic horror movie opener
This retro Hypno Horror Spook Club video from the Something Weird channel will hypnotize you to "enjoy being horrified to the point of sheer panic. You may feel yourself changing, to a monster, with a...
03:56 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2022
BoingBoing Locksmith is the lyricist rap sorely needs
There's a lot you can say about modern rap music- and some of it might be good. Despite how much I enjoy the contemporary Hip hop the kids are listening to(the new Future Album is crazy, folks), there...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2022
BoingBoing You can always start the fire with this match striker on hand
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.From steamy date nights to warm summer evenings filled with s'...
12:52 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2022
BoingBoing The trailer for Medieval looks intense
Ben Foster is my favorite underappreciated actor in Hollywood. There are almost too many supremely talented actors that haven't gotten the attention or acclaim they deserve, and Ben Foster sits at the...
11:55 am GMT - Sun, May 15, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this fan-made grimdark Scooby Doo reboot
Mystery Incorporated is a new YouTube web series that basically applies the CW's Riverdale formula to the Scooby Doo gang, injecting new life into a beloved children's franchise with beautiful perform...
11:54 am GMT - Sun, May 15, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this tiny turntable
I wish I grew up in the vinyl era. That sentiment is a very millennial one, but I miss physically owning music. As soon as I became old enough to appreciate CDs, the format basically went the way of t...
11:53 am GMT - Sun, May 15, 2022
BoingBoing Let's have a serious talk about piracy, folks
I never thought I would miss the 2000s, but here we are. During the era, the 2000s didn't feel like it had a specific flavor. Like, at least to me, the 90s had a distinct identity. The 2000s just felt...
11:36 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing At least 10 dead in "racially motivated" Buffalo supermarket shooting
The Associated Press reports that at least 10 are dead in a mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York. Police described it as "racially motived violent extremism", streamed to the...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing Stunning footage of the microscopic world
This Award-Winning Footage Of The Microsopic World Around Us shows some critters that look as if they crawled out of a science fiction movie. Imagine how freaky it would be if they were as big as us. ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing Fully submerge yourself in your tunes with these waterproof headphones
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Whether you're aprofessional swimmeror simply enjoyswimmingas ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing The Hop Rod was a dangerously fun motorized pogo stick
The Hop Rod Motorized Pogo Stick was a short-lived toy that propelled people in the air whether they were ready or not. This gas-powered pogo stick looks incredibly fun but was "just as energetic if a...
07:09 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing Another biopic on the wild life of KFC's Col. Sanders
Kentucky Fried Chicken's real-life Col. Sanders is nothing like the rapping, dancing, king of cool they present in commercials. Gunslinger, imitating a Colonel, acting as a backyard ob-gyn, Col. Sande...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing Married with Children is getting an animated reboot
It's clear that the endless tidal wave of adult animation that began with The Simpsons isn't going to stop anytime soon. Don't misconstrue me; we received innumerable gems from the 90s adult...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing I am flabbergasted by the longest gum wrapper chain in the world
I was flabbergasted when I laid eyes on this video of the longest gum wrapper chain in the world. The video, shot in 2020, shows the gum chain after 54 years of progress (and counting!). Gary Dushl, t...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing Here's an awesome fan-made Batman cartoon
Is there a superhero that's more versatile than Batman? I say this as a Superman fan, but Batman might be the best superhero ever created. He has everything: the best rogues gallery, the cleanest orig...
05:36 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing Failing to learn science may cost 4 Airforce Academy cadets their degrees, tuition, and career
Usually, you go to the Airforce Academy to serve your country, these morons are failing out at the last minute for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, thus blowing up what they'd intended to be their life ...
05:33 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing The Strokes will help you take a trip to Machu Picchu
I miss the garage rock revival of the 2000s. Almost everyone has that genre of music that helps them time travel to their teen years, and garage rock is mine. Well, it's one of many genres from that p...
04:12 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing Claimed footage of cinemagoers' reaction to Darth Vader's "I am your father" line has another surprise
Here's a clip that's implied to be from a pirate recording of Empire Strikes Back filmed at a cinema in 1980. It offers two interesting things. First, the audio of the audience reacting to Darth Vader...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing This man has a skin condition that makes it possible for him to stick heavy objects to his face
A guy known as Can Head holds a Guinness World Record for his sucky skin condition and the superpower it gives him. His skin literally sucks objects to his body, and they stay there without falling. H...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing Protect yourself from burns and streamline your smoking experience with the SoloPipe
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.We all have our vices, and if smoking is yours, you probably a...
02:46 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing "A huge amount more uncertainty" in the Millenium Tower fix
Shockingly, San Francisco's leaning Millenium Tower may not right itself, as fan-favorite building engineer Ron Hamburger has repeatedly insisted. It seems a forgotten wall might prop up the building ...
12:49 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing That time Benjamin Franklin published a book on DIY abortions
If you are at all engaged in the abortion debate, you're already aware that every anti-choice argument is inherently hollow. Even if the person making the argument thinks they're using it in good fait...
12:49 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing The finale of Seinfeld aired on this day in 1998
I didn't grow up with Seinfeld. Or, rather, I didn't grow up with Seinfeld on my family's television. I knew it was a phenomenon, and I could even mimic the Soup nazi, but I never watch...
12:47 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2022
BoingBoing Wanna learn to talk like Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys?
Is there an accent that's more imitable than the British one? As an American, I'm sure that children equally mimic my accent all around the globe whenever they wish to embody a privileged "wanker." Re...
10:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing It's Friday the 13th, and I found just the movie for tonight
If you've got movie night slotted for this weekend, Lifehacker recommends five cult classics (see first video below), which include Tip Toes, Wet Hot American Summer, Krisha, Blue Ruin and, the The H...
09:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Snoop Dogg parodies Elon Musk on Twitter to great effect
Not the hero you expected, and not the hero we're gonna get, but certainly the guy poking Elon Musk in the eye today is Snoop Dogg. Snoop took to twitter to send up Elon's business plans for Twitter.h...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Upgrade your gaming battlestation with 14 deals on peripherals, furniture, and more
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.The days might be getting longer and the Sun mightfeel brighte...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Here is a roundup of classic Jen Psaki moments with Peter Doocy
What better way to commemorate Jen Psaki's last official day (today!) as White House Press Secretary than to revisit her finer moments adroitly deflecting Fox reporter Peter Doocy's disingenuous quest...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Moderna's new CFO lasted only 1 day, but reportedly still gets to take his $700,000 salary
Moderna's recently hired CFO, Jorge Gomez, just earned an easy $700,000 for one day's work. He started Monday, worked a full day, and then departed "effective immediately," according to a Moderna stat...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Margaret Atwood says the Supreme Court is making The Handmaid's Tale a reality in the U.S.
In the leaked Supreme Court draft that reverses Roe v. Wade, Justice Alito defends the majority opinion by saying the Constitution does not mention abortion. But the constitution doesn't mention women...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing This little desk is great for working in bed or on a couch
I bought a small desk so I could work in bed and on the couch. It came pre-assembled and is sturdy. I can adjust the height and angle, and it has rubber stops along the bottom edge to keep my computer...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Twitch streamer panics during kitchen fire
Twitch streamer Kjanecaron was in the middle of doing a cooking demonstration when something greasy in the skillet caught fire. She tried to extinguish the skillet in the sink, but it only spread the ...
05:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing The new Badlands season goes deep into Robin Williams' mental health
Badlands is "a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous at their most infamous." The fourth and latest season of the Double Elvis-produced series just dropped in its enti...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Calling a man "bald" is now considered sexual harassment, rules a judge in England
Calling a gentleman "bald" is now equivalent to commenting about a woman's breasts, according to a judge in England. In other words, it's considered sexual harassment. The ruling, decided on by an emp...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Is "Hourly Pornhubbed Heathcliff" the best bot on Twitter?
Supreme killjoy Elon Musk says he doesn't like Twitter bots. If he gets rid of Hourly Pornhubbed Heathcliff I'll be sore at him. It's the greatest dtournement since Dysfunctional Family Circus.Here's ...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Scientists have figured out a way to farm metals from plants
According to The Guardian, there's a team of researchers in northern Greece who have spent the last few years experimenting with ways to harvest metal though agriculture:In a remote, beautiful field, ...
04:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Here's a trailer for the new Resident Evil series
For as awesome as the Resident Evil games are, the media surrounding the franchise has been abysmal. The Resident Evil movies from the early 2000s starring Mila Jovovich – wh...
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing An ode to Jack Johnson, the black boxer who made a joke of racist white champ James J. Jeffries
Some sports will forever be linked to Black Americans. With its innumerable roster of memorable Black greats, basketball is usually the first sport that comes to mind, but boxing is equally known for ...
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing An ode to Jack Johnson, the black boxer who defeated "Great White Hope" James J. Jeffries
Some sports will forever be linked to Black Americans. With its innumerable roster of memorable Black greats, basketball is usually the first sport that comes to mind, but boxing is equally known for ...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing The Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV has a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell
The legendary Christopher Walken is set to play the Emperor in Dennis Villeneuve's continuing rehash of Dune. I am having a hard time picturing what that'll be like, but hey fine Chalamet's Frodo need...
03:33 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing 2022 is a good year for this Sunday's "Super Flower Blood Moon"
Big news for the Moon this Sunday and Monday — it has a lot to look forward to! First, it will be full, which is always an occasion for joy. It will be a "supermoon" because it will be close to ...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing San Francisco's 'Bay to Breakers' run fails to acknowledge non-binary runners
I was unaware that any folks can win prizes or recognition for "winning" the drunken free-for-brawl across San Francisco that is Bay to Breakers, however, it appears such treasured recognition is only...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Laura Ingraham displays same level of memory loss as Marjorie Taylor Greene (video)
Fox's Laura Ingraham is showing the same signs of profound memory loss as QAnon's Marjorie Taylor Greene, failing to remember major pandemic events from just two years ago. When talking about the curr...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Upgrade your organizational skills and charge your devices with this catch-all tray
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.For some people, being organized is just second nature. They d...
02:33 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Remembering camp Crystal Lake on this Friday the 13th
I mean the main character is named Jason, but the rest of these movies always confused me. Why? WHY? WHY are the campers so stupid? Of course he wants to kill them.…and then there was this:...
02:27 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing "Humiliated Meghan" in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'The Royal soap opera continues to entertain the tabloids, with this week's 'Enquirer' cover story screaming: "Humiliated Meghan Cancelled By Hollywood! Diva dreams turn total nightm...
02:09 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing 1990s plastic industry propaganda video
In this 1997 ad, the superiority of plastic in all conceivable applications is asserted. It's quite surreal how it steps one by one through things now understood to be pollution, then ends on "and th...
01:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Texas homeowner spears intruder
In this 2014 segment from KXON out of Texas, a local man explains how he defended his castle (doctrinally-speaking) from an intruder by spearing him. Then he shows off some awesome moves with a samura...
01:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Airforce C-130 crew punished for using airplane to pickup crew member's classic BMW motorcycle
The crew of the Airforce C-130 that was flown to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusettes to pick up a motorcycle has been disciplined for their unauthorized use of military hardware. The exciting part, to m...
01:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Complete collection of George Carlin's Thomas the Tank Engine, spiced up with his comedy
George Carlin performed the voiceovers on the U.S. release of Thomas and Friends, proving himself an able childrens' storyteller. A YouTuber named JAW2 cleverly and seamlessly interposed some of Carli...
12:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Raymond Lee to star in Quantum Leap reboot
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Very Asian (@veryasian.co)Even though I'm over the media's obsession with the 80s and early 90s, a few properties from the era deserve a...
12:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Check out the gameplay for Gotham Knights
When I was a kid, there were a few rules regarding superheroes. The first was "don't tug on Superman's cape." The other was, "they'll never make a good Batman video game." It seemed like the second ru...
12:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Musk puts Twitter purchase on hold
Citing the unknown number of fake accounts on Twitter, billionaire Elon Musk says he's put his high-profile purchase of the site on hold, later adding that he is "still committed to acquisition".Under...
12:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Oscar Isaac is kickstarting a new graphic novel
Fresh off of Moon Knight, Oscar Isaac is apparently working on a new graphic novel for Legendary Entertainment. Officially, Head Wounds: Sparrow is "developed by" Oscar Isaac and Jason Spire, although...
12:13 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing Man has a heart attack while burying a woman he murdered
YouTube is home to more great content than is humanly possible to consume. Aside from all of the clips from "real" television shows and movies, the website is a treasure trove of original content and ...
12:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing The Rolling Stone released Paint it Black on May 13, 1966
I love knowing that the Rolling Stones started as blues cover band before they began writing their own music. You can't argue that the Stones are one of the most important bands ever, but I find it hi...
12:56 am GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing North Korea reports 18,000 Covid cases today. Yesterday the number was 1
Yesterday North Korea confirmed its very first Covid case and immediately went into lockdown but not soon enough. Today the country's Covid case number jumped to more than 18,000. "This has the poten...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, May 13, 2022
BoingBoing The Phantom Queen is an awesome optical illusion
Watch this video but get ready to hit pause at the 11-second mark, so the secret isn't revealed before you savor the apparent magic of a chessboard queen that appears only in a mirror reflection of a ...
11:21 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing I am not sure why this ABC10 'original' uses creepy music to create an ominous tone regarding people simply moving around the SF Bay Area
I do not know much about the San Francisco Bay Area, but I do not remember a time when 1) San Francisco wasn't being ruined somehow 2) commutes in and around the SF Bay Area didn't cause heads to spin...
11:11 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Another Spinal Tap movie is in the works
This is Spinal Tap is of the greatest movies of all time, and just in time for its 40th anniversary, we are getting a sequel. Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, and Christopher Guest are all o...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Man dies of heart attack while burying murdered girlfriend's body
A 60-year-old man in South Carolina who is suspected of strangling his 65-year-old girlfriend tried to hide the gruesome crime by burying her in his backyard. But before he could finish the job he was...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Espresso consumption linked to increased cholesterol
As a 4-espresso-shots-per-day person, I don't take kindly to the results of a study from Norway that found "consumption of 35 cups of espresso daily was significantly associated with increased serum t...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Last Word Tonight highlights Shaquille O'Neal's impeccable logic on gas pricing
Oh man, famed basketballer and sports analyst Shaq thinks he knows a lot more about gas pricing than he does.Image: Screen grab ...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Last Week Tonight highlights Shaquille O'Neal's impeccable logic on gas pricing
Oh man, famed basketballer and sports analyst Shaq thinks he knows a lot more about gas pricing than he does.Image: Screen grab ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Avoid major A/C repair costs with this service.
Costly repairs vital to your home's function can surprise you, and being unprepared for them can be really difficult to come back from financially. So when 45% of homeowners underestimate the cost of ...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a parrot imitate her human by pretending she is sick too
Sniff. Sniff. "My nose!" says the wise-cracking parrot who teases her sick human by imitating not just their ailing complaints but sniffling sounds as well.Originally posted by cosmothefunnyparrot on ...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene calls women who accept food for their babies "illegal mothers"
Furious that babies are being fed at the border, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (QGA) labeled their parents as "illegal mothers" today at a press briefing (see video below). Apparently there are mothers ...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Unsurprisingly former employees disparage Colorado congressperson Lauren Boebert, expose lousy business practices
I believe that few folks will be surprised to hear US Congressperson from the State of Colorado Lauren Boebert has former employees who do not like her. Sounds like she and her husband, convicted sexu...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Wonderful TV commercial for batteries from Japan
This Japanese TV commercial for National batteries is absolutely wonderful. I'm not sure it would sway my battery buying decisions but it's certainly more entertaining than most TV commercials today.(...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Are You Experienced dropped on this day May 12, 1967
As a young Black fan of rock and roll, discovering Jimi Hendrix was a revelation. Prior to finding out that one of the greatest guitarists to ever grace a fret was Black, I felt slightly guilty for li...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Rep. Katie Porter describes the case of Trump-era bribery her committee has referred to the DOJ for criminal prosecution
This case of Trump-era bribery is so egregious that Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) doesn't need her trademark whiteboard to explain it. Trump-era Deputy Secretary of the Interior Bernhardt is the subject of...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this clip of Paul McCartney recording Blackbird in 1968
This is the first time I've seen this clip of Paul McCartney in the recording studio playing "Blackbird" in 1968. I wonder if he still has those fantastic shoes that he used to tap out the rhythm....
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Stunning new music and video from the Afghan Whigs
Get up to get down. One of my all-time favorite bands, the unbreakable Afghan Whigs, are back in the ring with new music and a tour. As we wait impatiently for the September arrival of their new LP, t...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Google Maps is turning the world into one huge SimCity model
Coming soon to Google Maps a new way to navigate cities in the form of highly detailed digital models that look like 3D movies. Here's how "Immersive View" is described on the Google Blog:Thanks to ...
04:40 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Bodycam footage contradicts Sheriff's statement on DSU Women's Lacrosse team harassment
A Georgia Sheriff appears to have had bad information about the roadside search of a women's lacrosse team bus. Members of the team from a historically black college describe the search as "terrifying...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing After you die, your eyes continue to see for up to five hours
Scientists have succeeded in bringing dead eyes back to life, proving that "photosensitive neuron cells in the retina can still respond to light and communicate with each other up to five hours after ...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing First ever plants grown in soil from the Moon
As NASA gets serious about building bases on the Moon and eventually sending humans to Mars and beyond, it becomes increasingly important to understand how offworld agriculture might work. Now, Univer...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing "Baked Alaska" wrecks his Jan 6 plea deal by stupidly saying he's innocent
Tim "Baked Alaska" Gionet, who stormed the Capitol on Jan 6, can't make a good decision to save his life. This is the gentleman who thought it was a good idea to livestream himself (first clip below) ...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing This may be a piece of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs
Last month, we learned that researchers excavating North Dakota's Tanis fossil site found an incredibly well-preserved leg of a dinosaur. The creatureand others at the sitewere likely killed by the im...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the first iPod Commercial from 2001
Take a trip down memory lane with the first iPod commercial from 2001. I recently found my old 2003 iPod and couldn't get over how heavy and thick it is compared to today's Apple gadgets. Although the...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Watch brave Good Samaritans run into traffic to stop vehicle when driver passes out at the wheel
Last week in Boynton Beach, Florida, a woman collapsed at the wheel on a busy road in the middle of traffic. Brave passers-by sprang into action. Here's the story as the police tell it:As her car slow...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing First image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
The first image of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way was revealed today by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, a team of researchers working with a worldwide array of radio telescop...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing You can now gift yourself countless affordable massages
Take a moment and think about it. As you sit here, scrolling through your phone or working on your laptop, does your neck hurt? Are your shoulders tense? Do you have any general muscle pain? For many ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing The Swetsville Zoo is an iconic roadside attraction in Fort Collins, Colorado
While passing through Fort Collins, Colorado, do not miss out on this iconic roadside attraction, the Swetsville Zoo. Over 160 non-living creatures live in the Swetsville Zoo, which was founded by Mr....
02:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing One million Covid deaths in US
The White House tallies 1m deaths from Covid in the United States. It's the world's highest reported total and does not include excess deaths not directly caused by Covid infection. Other countries ar...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Famous authors' plots explained
The Fence reports All Possible Plots By Major Authors: "We praise canonical authors for their boundless imagination. Then why do all their plots feel the same?" [via Metafilter]W ShakespeareYou become...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Why smoke follows you around a fire
Hank Green explains why smoke seems to follow you around a campfire, no matter how hard to try to escape: the physics of convection and you impeding the flow of oxygen.And the real key to understandin...
01:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Footage of out-of-control Tesla flying into Greater Columbus Convention Center
In this security footage, a Tesla driver runs a red and launches into the Greater Columbus Convention Center at 70 MPH. Even with high-definition cameras, all you see is a blur plunge into the buildin...
12:34 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Steven He shows the hilarious reality of Asian American life
I love gaining a window into another culture. Whether through media or personal experience, nothing beats being a fly on the wall observing cultural practices divergent from your own. Dramatic movies ...
11:45 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing DeSantis's racist redistricting map rejected by Florida judge: it "diminishes African Americans' ability to elect the representatives of their choice"
Governor Ron DeSantis wants to redistrict the state to eliminate a black-majority district that elects a black Democract to Congress. A judge tossed it, describing the gerrymander's purpose in clear t...
11:28 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Here's a beautiful and haunting Joker sculpture
As much as I want the Batman movies to leave the Joker alone for about a decade, I have to admit; that I enjoyed the character's deleted scene from The Batman. Taking a more horrific route w...
11:28 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Dolly Parton is a starring in a new TikTok musical about Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dolly Parton (@dollyparton)I don't really know what else to say about this that's not already in the headline, but here's a little more ...
06:26 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Pulp Fiction made its debut at Cannes 28 years ago today
Depending on what day you catch me, my favorite movie of all time is either Goodfellas or Pulp Fiction. I know they're both very "film bro" choices, but it can't be helped- I like ...
01:49 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Concussions can cause changes in gut bacteria
Researchers at the Houston Methodist Research Institute have discovered that brain injuries, such as concussions, can change your gut bacteria. From New Atlas:The Houston Methodist team investigated t...
12:44 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2022
BoingBoing Pro-plastic propaganda for kids from 1997 "Plastics Makes It Possible"
This 1997 "Plastics Makes It Possible" ad aimed to promote the many joys of plastic to kids. Apparently, plastic bags are great toys for kids because you can use them to fly in the wind. Did you know ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Live out some '80s nostalgia with this awesome game
Who isn't infatuated with a little bit of nostalgia? Everyone can appreciate something cultural from their childhood, or sometimes even from a time that they didn't live in. And there's certain things...
08:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Incredible catch: A woman springs to action and saves her dog from second-floor fall
A woman talking to a delivery driver showed superhero reflexes when she happened to glance up at her second-story window. She gasped, screamed "Oh my god, get back!" and immediately shot a few yards f...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Broadway star Patti Lupone shouts at anti-mask Karen in audience: Put on the mask or "get the f*ck out!"
Although Broadway theaters still require their audiences to wear masks, one Karen in the audience didn't think the rule applied to her. But 73-year-old Broadway star Patti Lupone was in no mood Tuesda...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing GOES satellite takes photo from space of clouds spelling "Go"
On Friday, one of the US National Oceanic and Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellitesknown as GOESsnapped this curious image from space depicting clouds spelling out "Go." ...
06:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Nightmarish clip of a house being washed to sea in North Carolina
This North Carolina house is so disgusted with NC congressman Madison Cawthorn that it decided to break free of its stilts and drift somewhere far away from the young fascist lawmaker.From WCNC:The Ca...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Catholic school accidentally sells students Mother's Day fake roses that were actually red thong underwear
Students at Philadelphia's St. Anselm School, a K-8 Catholic elementary school, hosted a plant sale where kids could purchase Mother's Day faux roses as a gift for their parent. Turns out, each flower...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Jen Psaki points out that this concern about peaceful protests outside private homes only seems to count for Supreme Court justices
Jen Psaki points out the blatant hypocrisy sounding the current cries regarding peaceful protests of the Supreme Court stripping women of their constitutional rights. Countless other people are actual...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Athletic bear scales a wall and entertains a New Hampshire family
This mama bear put on a show for a family in New Hampshire as she scaled a fence and investigated the side of their deck. Things got comical when she began to sidestep, very human-like, along the deck...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Poster ads for Adidas sports bras banned in the UK for showing breasts
After receiving 24 complaints about Adidas' sports bra ad with a "boob grid," UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned the advertisement. This is probably what Adidas was going after when the...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Next week, a US House subcommittee is holding a public hearing on UFOs
Next week, a subcommittee of the US House Intelligence Committee will hear from two Pentagon officials about UFO sightings. The hearing follows last summer's release of a Pentagon report meant to cont...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Elon Musk thinks people should work in factories 24 hours a day
Unctuous mergers-and-acquisitions tycoon Elon Musk thinks poorly of Americans. Unlike Chinese workers, he says, Americans don't want to work in factories until 3 am for subsistence wages to enrich the...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Meet the man with only a seven-second memory
Today is former musicologist and conductor Clive Wearing's birthday. He's 84 years old. But if you told him that, he'd forget less than a minute later. Wearing has both anterograde and retrograde amne...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Item-by-item chart to see how much more expensive your groceries are due to inflation
Since February of 2021, the cost of meat, poultry, fish and eggs has become 13% higher. "Fresh fruit has gone up 10.6% in price in that time, while the price for vegetables has remained much more stab...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Florida students fought their high school yearbook censorship and won
Central Florida's Lyman High School received a huge amount of stickers to censor their yearbook, which featured images of students peacefully protesting Gov. Ron DeSantis's discriminatory "Don't Say G...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Texas' Ted Cruz says protests outside Supreme Court justice's homes worse than Jan 6 insurrection
US Senator from Texas Ted Cruz, surprisingly not on a beach in Mexico, is damning the long-held American tradition of the right to assemble and to peacefully protest the government, while also pumping...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Another trailer for "Star Wars: Larry"
When the Jedi had unlimited midichlorians and partied all night long Larry was king. Now, the Empire has taken over and the scene is whack. Obi-wan Ben Larry Steven Kenobi, however, is back, and read...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Passenger with no flying experience lands a plane when pilot becomes incapacitated (audio)
A man with no flying experience was forced to land a plane on Tuesday when the pilot became incapacitated. "I've got a serious situation here," he told an air traffic controller at a Florida airport (...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Striking, er, similarities between Duke student's 2022 commencement speech and Harvard student's speech from 2014
The Internet noticed striking similarities between a Duke University commencement speech given on Sunday by Priya Parkash and Sarah Abushaar's Harvard commencement speech from 2014, that's been viewed...
01:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina escapes Russia "dressed as food courier"
Maria Alyokhina (previously at Boing Boing), a member of the Russian protest band Pussy Riot, reportedly escaped the country "dressed as a food courier" after being told she was off to the gulag. The ...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing A tribute to Jim Lee for AAPI Heritage month
With the recent passing of George Perez and Neal Adams, I realize that it's essential to give people their proverbial flowers while they can still smell them. To that end, I wanted to talk about one o...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Police in Cumbria, England, searching for teens armed with "elastic fidget-type toys"
Cumbria Police urged locals to be on the lookout for teenagers who assailed a man with "elastic fidget-type toys", reports Ben MacDonald for The Cumberland News. The teens are armed (with elastic fidg...
12:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Lady in Prius contests speeding ticket
Stanley Roberts had a segment on San Francisco's KRON called "People Behaving Badly" and here features someone who is unaware of two important things: the posted speed limit and her reasonable expecta...
12:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Florida student sues the state over "Don't Say Gay" bill
Zander Moricz is the first openly gay class president at his Sarasota, FL high school. He is also now the youngest public plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the state of Florida to strike down the...
12:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing The Education of Louis: What a boring dance
TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Order today, RIGHT HERE AND NOW."God bless Tom the Dancing Bug! Funn...
12:10 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing This Donkey Kong Country Ska Tribute Album is bananas
The best ever ska-punk band out of Denton, the Holophonics, has spent the last few years cranking out some skanky cover albums, in addition to their own original fare. In 2017, they did a whole album ...
12:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing A funny sketch about racists reacting to the new Doctor Who casting
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Munya Chawawa (@munyachawawa)Forgive me for the tired joke, but "the Doctor is in." I'm sorry, I had to do it. As you've probably alread...
12:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing LitHub essay on plagiarism removed due to plagiarism
Writer Jumi Bello recently saw her highly-anticipated debut novel The Leaving pulled from publication by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group. The reason is that Bello reached out to her edito...
12:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Scandal in Weymouth, England, over pavement color selection
Pedestrians using the new pavement on Custom House Quay in Weymouth, England, have objected to its sickly pale-green color and extracted an apology from local authorities. Dorset County Council promis...
12:11 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Rare creepy pest never seen in US found in fresh fruit shipment
A shipment of the tropical fruit Mangosteen arrived at the US border carrying an unwelcome stowaway never seen in this country before. Customs officials at the Pharr International Bridge on the Texas-...
12:06 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing The Qanon Queen of Canada said not to pay utility bills. Her followers were shocked when their service was cut
Qanon folks in Canada are perplexed as to why their utilities stopped working after the queen of their nation, a very stable genius named Romana Didulo told them they didn't need to pay their bills. F...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2022
BoingBoing Babbel can help you learn 14 languages in time for your summer travels
Featuring over 8,500 hours of high-quality language training, Babbel learners get their language instruction presented in easily digestible 10- to 15-minute lessons, crafted to slide conveniently into...
11:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing iPod, RIP (2001 2022)
It's the end of an era. After 20 years of producing iPods, Apple has announced it will discontinue the $199 iPod Touch after the current inventory sells out. The iPod was Apple's first major success i...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Florida man barely reacts to explosive lightning strike yards away in amusing video
Right after a man in Florida turned off his front yard sprinklers Saturday morning, a powerful lightning bolt struck the ground across the street, off to the man's side, sending massive red flames and...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Video: 82-year-old Succession star super-glued his hand to Starbucks counter in protest
James Cromwell, the 82-year-old actor who played Succession's cranky, anti-capitalist Uncle Ewan, superglued his hand down to a Starbuck's counter in New York City this morning for at least 30 minutes...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Relieve back pain and increase mobility with the SpineDeck 2.0
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.People will go to great lengths to relieve theirback painbecau...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Flight returns to terminal after someone on board AirDrops plane crash pictures to all aboard
Arsehole of the day award goes to whoever sent plane crash photos to everyone on board a flight about to take off from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. The panic was such that the pilot decided to summon...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Flight returns to terminal after someone AirDrops plane crash pictures to all aboard
Arsehole(s) of the day award goes to whoever sent plane crash photos to everyone on board a flight about to take off from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. The panic was such that the pilot decided to sum...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Jen Psaki explains that plans by Republicans and supported by Republicans are in fact Republican plans regardless of Mitch McConnell
I am always impressed by how Jen Psaki knows what to prepare for when a good portion of the questions will be nonsense. This is such a non-question, and don't we already know to disbelieve anything Mi...
07:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Badger nonchalantly trots behind dogs who are warning it to stay away
A fearless badger didn't let leashed dogs who seemed a bit panicked as they turned to bark in its face stop it from trotting down a trail in the UK woods. In fact, the determined badger kept right o...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing May 10, 1986: Rock Me Amadeus hit number on the UK Pop charts
Music is a lot more international today than in previous eras. Sure, there were always bands and acts that transcended their nations of origin to become global icons, but it's easier to "cross over" t...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Canadian MP apologizes for attending virtual parliamentary meeting from bathroom stall
Just a year after a Canadian politician was caught peeing during a virtual work meeting (the same William Amos who was caught naked a month earlier during a Zoom meeting), another MP was caught attend...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Musk's Twitter to bring back Trump
While former President, and insurrection enthusiast, Donald Trump has said he won't return to Twitter, the Washington Post reports that Elon Musk has said his Twitter will reverse the "morally bad" an...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Gloriously crisp new images of a distant galaxy from NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope
image: NASANASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now perfectly aligned, as evidenced by this absolutely incredible image of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way that is aroun...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Another day, another weird death for a Russian oligarch this time it's from toad venom to cure a hangover
Russian oligarchs keep dying under mysterious circumstances and no one knows why. Many of held high positions in the energy sector. Some were poisoned, some were defenestrated, some were shot or hange...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Confusingly, Florida's DeSantis denounces communism with a new holiday
When he isn't saying gay and has some time off from fighting Disney over what children should see in movies, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis celebrates Victims of Communism Day, a new holiday he just made u...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Iconic rock and metal riffs played on unexpected percussion instruments
Joe Porter plays Metallica on a hammered dulcimer, Guns N' Roses on a steel drum, AC/DC on a slapophone, and Iron Maiden on a marimba....
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Tiny bright flashlight
This inexpensiveLED flashlightis so tiny you have tosee itto believe it. But it's much brighter than my smartphone flashlight so I keep it with me in my pocket. It uses button cell batteries (included...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Side-by-side videos reveal Ted Cruz's unfortunate mental deterioration
I have sad news to report. Senator Ted Cruz is exhibiting the same signs of chronic, severe memory loss that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has suffered as of late. The video below shows side-by...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Flabby man gets six-pack abs in two days thanks to some excellent tattooing
Do you even lift? Nah, don't need to. A gentleman so desired six-pack abs, but couldn't seem to reach his goal at the gym, so he enlisted the support of Manchester, UK tattoo artist Dean Gunther. Resu...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing GOP candidate thought he could ban CNN from rally, but CNN got creative
Pennsylvania's leading GOP gubernatorial candidate, Christian nationalist Doug Mastriano, is so radical that although he claimed all were welcome to his campaign rally over the weekend, he banned the ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing This tooting prankster made me laugh to the point of tears
If you have an immature sense of humor like me and you're in need of a good laugh, then this video of a man "farting with attitude" at passersby in NYC will hit the spot. This tooting prankster goes b...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Bizarre blood red sky in China city freaks out residents
The apocalypse seemingly arrived early in China's eastern port city of Zhoushanwith the sky appearing blood red over the weekend. What the hell? Turns out that the horrific hue was caused by the light...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing An upbeat Ukrainian refugee credits his survival to marijuana and encourages legalization as he flees the war zone
At least one Ukrainian refugee has found a way to handle his anxiety. While others lacked his epic state of chill, this guy wants to be sure that folks know marijuana is The Way. Good luck and safe tr...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Cultivate a virtual underwater ecosystem in your orb.farm
Orb.farm is a pixel-art glass bowl you can fill with water, sand, stone, wood, plankton, fish and other things useful for the creation of underwater ecologies. [via Hacker News]This is a virtual ecosy...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Fun collection of horror MTV Logos and Idents
Many of the MTV Logos and Idents in this fantastic collection are horror or sci-fi themed. I love the surreal animation at 0:41. A peculiar man cuts into a meal and to his surprise, an army of tiny li...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Wherever you sit, the Cubii Cushii always has your back
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.We can all agree that having bad posture not only looks unplea...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing College to close after severe ransomware attack
Lincoln College, among few rural historically Black colleges, survived two World Wars and the Great Depression. But a ransomware attack, two years of the Covid pandemic, and a bunch of other stuff hav...
01:33 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Eve Online now exports data to Microsoft Excel
No game has a greater gulf between how interesting it is to read about others playing it and playing it yourself. But for those who do play Eve Online, the game is about to become more exciting than e...
01:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Jack White makes a shop stool for Adam Savage
As if Jack White talents as an artist and musician weren't enough, he's also an accomplished designer and maker. In this Show & Tell on Tested, Adam Savage gushes over the new stool that White uph...
01:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Get $1000 worth of printable miniatures for $50 and support humanitarian aid in Ukraine
From Jeremy Pillipow of Black Magic Craft, I learned of this effort to raise money for Ukrainian humanitarian relief. A group of miniature designers from around the world have donated 3D design files ...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Maine invaded by toxic cannibal worms
Bangor Daily News reports that the northeasterly-most state is slowly being taken over by an invasive species of self-replicating worms that feed on other worms and also excrete the same deadly toxin ...
01:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Bitcoin down 50% since November
It's been a rough year for holders of Bitcoin, with the cryptocurrency losing 50% of its value since its November high. This leaves it roughly where it was at the beginning of the pandemic rollercoas...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Trailer for the third season of award-winning sci-fi anthology series Love Death Robots
Netflix has just dropped the trailer for "Volume 3" of the Emmy Award-winning animated sci-fi anthology series, Love Death + Robots. The series will return to Netflix on May 20 with 9 new stories.Imag...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing In viral footage, Best Buy staff organize football-style defense to block phone thieves
In this footage, Best Buy staff organize a defense worthy of the NFL to thwart a crew of robbers who yanked phones off a display and fled for the doors. Video of the coordinated manoever went viral ov...
11:43 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Bruce Lee collapsed from cerebral edema on this day in 1973
Bruce Lee was my first hero. I saw Enter the Dragon for the first time when I was either five or six, and I immediately became enthralled with Lee's thrilling physical abilities. I didn't th...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2022
BoingBoing Pulitzer prize-winning lyricist Kendrick Lamar has returned
Hip-hop fans rejoice; we've finally got some new Kung Fu Kenny. I don't like to play into the "rap is dead' narrative perpetuated by the "boom-bap/backpack rap forever" crowd. I think one could argue ...
11:44 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a tornado strike an empty Andover, Kansas elementary school
This tornado struck on April 29, 2022. The power is amazing.YouTube:Surveillance cameras at Prairie Creek Elementary School in Andover, Kansas, captured an EF-3 tornado as it struck the school and a n...
09:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Electronic music from the 1930s: Prelude by Rachmaninov
This wonderful electronic music was created using an optical synthesizer called a Variophone, which was invented in the 1930s. Variophones were photoelectric instruments. These instruments use sound w...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Put your little engineers to work with this award-winning learning subscription
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.From the fun apps on their tablets to some of the most advance...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Color footage of NYC from 1916 (filmed using Kinemacolor technology)
Kinemacolor was the first commercially successful color motion picture process. George Albert Smith invented it in 1906, and it was used from 1908 to 1914. The films were produced using a two-color, a...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to the spooky sounds of a black hole
NASA astrophysicists have sped up the sound waves of the Perseus black hole so that humans can hear the spacey moans. From the New York Times:In 2003 astrophysicists working with NASA's orbiting Chand...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Flatland is one of my favorite Math(ish) books
I love books about math, especially ones that aren't textbooks but rather about the history, philosophy, and wonder of mathematics. In the most recent issue of my newsletter, The Magnet, I wrote about...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Get the oldest Google search results first
In the latest issue of the Recomendo newsletter, my friend and colleague Claudia Dawson wrote about Oldestsearch.coma site that t"reverse-orders all Google search results so that you see the oldest we...
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Majorie Taylor Greene displays more memory loss, this time about her love for Qanon
There is a possibility that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has early–onset dementia. After saying she couldn't remember text messages while under oath at a hearing intended to determine he...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Go out with a bang using this handheld cremation cannon
The Loved One Launcher is a handheld cannon for scattering ashes with great impact. Powered by two CO2 cartridges, it apparently can shoot the powdery remains more than 70 feet into the air. You can e...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing New York Times tried to change today's Wordle word that suddenly seemed icky after Politico leak
If you're a Wordle addict, you might want to play today's round before reading this spoiler of a post unless, that is, you're easily offended by certain politically charged words creeping into your g...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Watch man get zapped by electric eel caught in his DIY fish trap
In the Amazon, wilderness survivalist Hazen Audel checks his fish trap but is shocked to find that he snagged an electric eel instead. "It's like sticking your finger right in a light socket." From Na...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing A visit to the smallest house in London
Canonically London's smallest house, this dwelling is quite mysterious because the extant descriptions of its interior (of about 75 square feet) are decades old and none of the stories about its origi...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Papyrus typeface absent in Avatar 2 trailer
Avatar is still by some measures the most successful movie in history, for all anyone remembers of it. You can refresh your memory with the sequel's trailer, which finally landed online today, as it's...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Return to Dreamland with the superstars of John Waters' films this weekend in Baltimore
This Friday (May 13) in Baltimore, Return to Dreamland with a panel discussion featuring a trashy troupe of actors and crew members who participated in John Waters's classic films Mondo Trasho, ...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Crowd in Warsaw surrounds Russian ambassador, pelts him with red paint, calls him a facist
Ambasador Rosji oblany symboliczn "krwi"#StopWar #StopWarInUkraine pic.twitter.com/sBvC1uTPhM— Piotr Halicki (@Piotr_Halicki) May 9, 2022 A large crowd of people in Warsaw waived Ukraini...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Dronecam footage of Rich Strike winning the Kentucky Derby
I don't know if this is the first dronecammed Kentucky Derby, but the directly-above viewpoint makes Rich Strike's turbo boost move much more interesting then the standard angle....
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Record numbers of rats spotted in New York City
New York City's 311 service request line have received nearly 7,500 calls of rat sightings this year, almost 1,500 more than the same period last year and 60% higher than the first four months of 2019...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Apple's Director of machine learning dislikes return-to-work policy so much that he quit
 Ian Goodfellow was Apple's Director of machine learning for four years. Apple recently announced it was going to start asking its employees to return to work. Goodfellow was happy working from h...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing These guys can't stop laughing while drag racing an EV 1970 VW Beetle vs a modern Porsche GT3 RS
The YouTubers at carwow managed to secure a ridiculously fast Porsche and an out-of-this-world VW Beetle EV conversion and took them to the drag strip. I think it became less about racing and more jus...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Profile of Wendy Froud, the Mother of Yoda
Wendy Froud is a legend in the world of practical effects, crafting the prototype for Yoda and characters in The Dark Crystal and other Jim Henson productions. She's often not credited properly in onl...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Lest you have forgotten the depravity that is Kayleigh McEnany
Former US Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany appears to have forgotten her entire career as Press Secretary as she casts aspersions upon a retiring Jen Psaki. Psaki did a wonderful job, while McEnany pr...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing These fun party card games are a great way to learn what makes your friends blush with embarrassment
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.If there's anything you learned from being holed up for two ye...
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Peaky Blinders creator pitches new drama about ska, BBC picks it up
Two Tone is an upcoming six-part BBC drama from Steven Knight, one of the creators behind Peaky Blinders. The show will focus on an extended family and four young people who get involved in the two-to...
02:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing RPI comics legend George Perez: one of the greatest to ever do it
Two comic legends passed in one month. This year has been a pretty rough go for fans of Silver and Bronze age comics. On the heels of Neal Adam's death, the comic industry also lost George Perez last ...
01:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing David Cross gives hilarious speech at Bob Odenkirk's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
A couple of weeks ago, Bob Odenkirk was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As part of the unveiling ceremony, David Cross, Bob's co-star on Mr. Show delivered this wonderful speech.Image: Scr...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing A pyramid PC case large enough for full-size video cards
Now and again I want a pyramid-shaped PC so that my undertakings may be favored. Unfortunately, the image I have in mindlike the gently glowing one on the cover of Gary Numan's Pleasure Prinicipleturn...
12:52 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this unusual but delicious potato
"Someone clearly took great care to make sure it did not break," writes in Boing Boing reader Chelsea. "It was delicious."...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Japanese company recruits Gundam-esque Mechas to fix railroads
Via New Atlas:The West Japan Rail Company has released video of its new humanoid heavy equipment robot. Mounted on the end of a crane, this gundam-style robot torso mimics the arm and head motions of ...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Check out the origins of iconic hip hop samples
I was once privileged enough to kick it with underground MC extraordinaire Homeboy Sandman and got to pick his brain about all things hip hop. One of the standout quotes from our session ste...
12:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2022
BoingBoing Today is the birthday of abolitionist John Brown
The strides we've taken as a nation to rectify the grotesque legacy of slavery and Jim Crow that stains America's soul has beendecent. Yes, things have changed for the better, but there are still rott...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing Free digital synth and learning guide
Learning a new instrument can be intimidating. The Learning Synths website by Ableton is an awesome, free way to learn the basics of playing a synth. The site provides us with lots of useful informati...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing Combine all your smoking tools into one accessory with the Rocket Grinder
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Smoking is supposed to be leisurely and stress-free, but it re...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing Exit Reviews is a website about how long products last, how they broke, and how to fix them
ExitReviews is a useful website where you can read and contribute reviews about how long products last, how they broke, and how to repair them. You can read reviews of products such as headphones or o...
06:59 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing Pan Am Training Video: "The Smoker" is a fantastically intriguing video from the 80s when people could still smoke on airplanes
Pan Am Training Video: "The Smoker" is a training video from the 80s about how to handle difficult situations involving smokers on planes. The video features skits in which a retro-Karen is smoking in...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing This interactive site lets you explore how a mechanical watch operates
Mechanical Watch is a site by Bartosz Ciechanowski that allows users to explore how a mechanical watch works through various interactive diagrams. The hands-on approach that comes with each piece of i...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing Thanatopsis is a Greek word that means "seeing one's own death" and here's a 1962 short film of the same name
Thanatopsis is a 1962 short film by American visual artist Ed Emshwiller who is known for his science fiction illustrations and experimental films. Thanatopsis is a contemplation on mortality, inspire...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing On this day in 1967, Muhammad Ali was indicted
I will forever be enamored with Muhammad Ali. When I was a kid and didn't care about boxing, I loved Ali for the plethora of soundbites he produced while selling his bouts. Once I got a little older a...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing Take any snack on the go this summer with this $30 SubSafe sandwich tube
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Summer is right around the corner, which means it's finally t...
02:48 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing BBC names Ncuti Gatwa as the new Doctor Who
Ncuti Gatwa, the 29-year-old star of Netflix sitcom Sex Education, was today named as the 14th Doctor Who, taking over the iconic role from Jodie Whittaker. After the announcement, the Rwanda-born Sco...
02:31 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing The Last Prospector, a clever new campaign supplement for the sci-fi tabletop miniatures game Stargrave
I love following the career of a talented game designer when you can clearly see the mechanisms of their design process and their creativity on fire. Such is the case for me with Joseph McCullough, cr...
02:26 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing Dilbert creator introduces first Black character with a trans joke
This happened:"Dilbert" creator Dilbert introduces first black character in 33-year run, introduced solely to hate trans people pic.twitter.com/sQpaLn1Cyc— Lena (@banalplay) May 2, 2022T...
02:25 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing That CGI Dancing Baby screensaver is 90s now an NFT, because of course it is
*sigh* From Gizmodo:The Dancing Baby has now been remastered in stunning (terrifying?) HD because, you guessed it, it's an NFT. The original creators of the GIF joined forces with Vienna-based de...
02:25 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing That CGI Dancing Baby screensaver from the 90s is now an NFT
*sigh* From Gizmodo:The Dancing Baby has now been remastered in stunning (terrifying?) HD because, you guessed it, it's an NFT. The original creators of the GIF joined forces with Vienna-based de...
02:24 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing On this day, May 8th, 1933, Mahatma Gandhi started a hunger strike
There are a lot of unorthodox weapons that are surprisingly effective. Take a piano wire, for example. The name alone elicits a peculiar effect on my brain because it can be benign or lethal, dependin...
01:24 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing 64 years ago today, Dracula hit theaters
It's a shame that vampires have jumped the shark. I'm not saying that you can't do vampire stories anymore, but rather that they require a hefty amount of subversion to be compelling or palatable. We'...
02:38 am GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing Twin Peaks and Star Trek: Discovery actor, Kenneth Welsh, has died
Canadian actor Kenneth Welsh, probably best known for his villainous role as Windom Earle on Season 2 of Twin Peaks, has died at 80. The cause of death has yet to be released, but he died peacefully a...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, May 8, 2022
BoingBoing How the Apollo wearable can help you actually relax
When shopping for wearables, consider one that actively promotes better health, rather than just tracking it....
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Send Mom the prettiest and most unique lighting fixture for her home
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Lighting is the perfect way to spice up a room. Simplyswitchin...
07:04 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Deletionpedia is where deleted wikipedia articles may live forever
Deletionpedia archives Wikipedia articles when the are deleteda regular occurrence given how tightly "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" is policed by the insiders who edit the edits (previou...
06:59 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Vintage documentary about the Mermaids of Weeki Wachi, Florida (1961)
Enjoy this vintage (1961) documentary about the Mermaids of Weeki Wachee, a tourist attraction in Florida that has existed from 1947 to present times. The underwater show features a hot spring full of...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Aphex Twin's Stone in Focus (the field recorded version) is a song for inner peace
Stone in Focus (field recorded) by Aphex Twin always makes me feel completely at peace when I listen. This track was originally only available on the vinyl edition of the album "Selected Ambient Works...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Hide and Seek is a painting from 1942 that has gained a cult-following of people who enjoy looking at it while tripping on psychedelics
In FINDING HIDE & SEEK with Hamilton Morris, we learn about a painting by Pavel Fyodorovich Tchelitchew that has gained a cult following of people who love to stare at it while taking Peyote. Tche...
04:23 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Origami Simulator does the folding for you
The Origami Simulator is more than just a 3D website that does the virtual folding for you (all at once), though it has plenty of built-in classic designs to make it fun. It illustrates topology and m...
04:08 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Video proves a Seattle freeway offramp extremely dangerous
The Union Street exit off the I-5 in downtown Seattle appears extremely dangerous. A video compilation of people flying off the off-ramp and smashing into everything in sight was shared on Twitter. Is...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Video of cats getting stoned on catnip for the first time
This video of Cats getting stoned on Catnip for the first time is highly entertaining. I love how they all roll around in the catnip and make a giant mess once their consciousness has been sufficientl...
03:56 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Recreating the Roland TR-808's legendary analog cowbell
Using schematics found on archive.org, Mark Longstaff rebuilt an analog circuit found in Roland's TR-808 Rhythm Composer. Which circuit? Oh, you know the one....
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Five fantastic CBD products by Green Entrepreneur
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. CBD may bring relief to your life, from feeling sore after a ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Spoiled baby deer protests for a longer belly rub
I can't get over this video of a fawn refusing to be put back on the ground because it doesn't want its belly rub to end. Every time the man stops rubbing its little belly and tries to set it down, th...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Duchess Meghan and Donald Trump battle for the White House in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'Combining American politics with British royalty is a tabloid wet dream, and this week the presidential ambitions of two alleged contenders for the White House dominate the 'Enquire...
12:59 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing New Hampshire State legislature votes on a bill to override all federal gun legislation
On Friday, May 6, 2022, the state legislature of New England's Texas, also known as New Hampshire, voted to pass the HB1178 bill, which makes it illegal for anyone to enforce any federal gun laws. No ...
12:58 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing Meet Sir Matthew Hale, the 17th century misogynist that Justice Alito mentioned 9 times in his leaked SCOTUS opinion
On The Reid Out, Joy Reid introduces us to a lovely English chap from the 17th century named Sir Matthew Hale. A barrister, judge, and jurist, Hale was responsible for such arguments as the fact that ...
12:58 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2022
BoingBoing A massive musical medley about moms
Science comedian Brian Malow has made the mother of all maternal-themed medleys.He writes:80 bits from more than 50 artists interwoven into a 16-minute Mother's Day musical monstrosity. This contains ...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Shareholders sue to delay Musk's Twitter purchase
A Florida pension fund is apparently trying to slow down Musk's purchase of Twitter. They've filed a lawsuit and the legal shenanigans can begin.CNN:Elon Musk and Twitter (TWTR) were su...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing 5 perfect last-minute gifts your mom will love getting this Mother's Day
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With the busy schedule you've been juggling lately, it's unde...
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Elon Musk denies Devin Nunes' claim that Donald Trump encouraged him to buy Twitter
On Fox Business News, Trump lickspittle Devin Nunes claimed that his boss encouraged billionaire Elon Musk to buy Twitter. Musk took to Twitter to deny it."This is false. I've had no communication, di...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing High-brow cinema: The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)
The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965) opens with The Watusi Dancing Girls from the famed Whisky a Go Go dancing on a Santa Monica beach. This exemplar of psychotronic filmmaking weighs in at just one...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing "Leave phony overcoat button at scene" Read this 1950s burglar's notebook of advice
Preliminary Criminal Investigations (2010) by Dennis Potter and Kevin B. Kinnee has a notebook of advice that 37-year-old Iowa burglar Michael Sutton either wrote for himself or for budding burglars.C...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing California couple returns from trip to find a flock of birds inside their home
Gary and Patti Reitemeyer returned from a trip to their Redding, California home to find hundreds of swallows hanging out in their living room, apparently having entered via the chimney. "We open the ...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing NFT ape holders can actually use multiple NFT slurp juices, and also might be racist
Thanks to Taylor Lorenz, the Lord Baroness of Internet Meme Culture, I finally get it: you can use multiple slurp juices on a single ape in order to mint more Astro Apes!you guys STILL dont get it htt...
05:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Trailer for David Cronenberg's new movie, Crimes of the Future
Crimes of the Future is David Cronenberg's first movie in 8 years and stars Viggo Mortensen, La Seydoux and Kristen Stewart. Variety points out the the trailer "begins with a man who has several sets ...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Incredible video of baby dinosaurs scurrying across a beach
Look at this incredible video of baby dinosaurs scurrying across the beach! Some might have you think that these are just coatissmall mammals native to South and Central America, Mexico, and the South...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Coverage of the Satanic Temple gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona
Andrew Callaghan of Channel 5 went to The Satanic Temple's SatanCon in Scottsdale, Arizona. He spent a good amount of time interviewing Christian protestors outside the convention center. They all see...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Designer creates a new "gravity seal" for iconic Kikkoman soy sauce bottle
Japanese industrial designer and former Buddhist monk Kenji Ekuan (1929-2015) designed the iconic Kikkoman soy sauce bottle in 1961. His bottle is so beautiful that MOMA considers it a work of art and...
04:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Steve Kornacki analyzes The Kentucky Derby
I have always found the most entertaining thing about horse racing to be the names, of both the horses and the jockeys. MSNBC's Steve Kornacki seems to be able to get excited about anything even barel...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing FTC wants an ISP to stop "lying" and actually meet its highspeed advertising claims
The FTC has proposed forcing Frontier Communications to actually provide the service it advertises, they expect the order to be signed by a Federal district court judge and enforceable shortly. I am a...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Two ex-cops offering a $5,000 reward if you find a dead body in Lake Mead
Last week, visitors to Lake Mead in the Southwestern United States stumbled upon a barrel containing the remains of a decades-old murder victim. The barrel was exposed as the lake level continues to d...
03:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing "Too much power," dude tests out a way too fast electric scooter
A YouTuber was not disappointed to find that his Nanrobot scooter only goes around 50mph instead of the advertised 75mph. His general impression is "any faster and I wouldn't want it." Having ridden ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing This keyboard's antimicrobial coating can keep your most-used computer accessory clean
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Nobody needs to be reminded that the world is much more aware...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing A driver experienced this astonishingly weird and scary optical illusion in a tunnel
Potentially dangerous tunnel from confusing_perspective Watch the dashcam video below. This isn't Mario Kart, people, this is reality! (OK fine, it's just water on the side of th...
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Colbert reviews Goop's Mother's Day catalog
I once had an interesting first date when the young woman immediately opened up about reading "an amazing article on Goop" about anal sex that morning. She pretty much recounted the entire thing sitti...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing German in Venice offers an update on Venice Beach's humanitarian crisis
Homelessness in America is soaring. Los Angeles is an epicenter, and historic Venice Beach, California is one of the places city leadership has apparently determined a dumping ground for humans. Rega...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Experience the explosive drama of a bullet ripping through an egg at 1 million frames per second
The Slow Mo Guys recorded bullets moving through eggs at one million frames per second using a Phantom TMX 7510 high-speed camera, resulting in the eggcellent video above. (Aren't I just a crack up!) ...
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing California woman jailed for five years over cancer crowdfunding scam
California woman Amanda Christine Riley was sentenced to five years imprisonment Tuesday after using a fictional cancer diagnosis to fundraise from friends and followers. Inyet another example of crow...
01:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing The "Saved By The Bell" reboot flunks out after two seasons
I'm starting to think that the streaming wars will never come to an end. With each streaming service trying to "out exclusive" the next by gaining the rights to beloved properties, the formerly afford...
01:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Animation Legend Genndy Tartakovsky has a new project
There are few creators in the field of American animation that receive an equivalent amount of acclaim as Genndy Tartakovsky. Across his impressive career, Tartakovsky has created several classics tha...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing 500 kilograms of cocaine turns up in shipment of coffee to Nespresso factory
Workers at the Nespresso factory in Romont, Switzerland, were surprised to find cocaine in the container of coffee shipped to them from Brazil. They immediately alerted authorities, reports the BBC, w...
01:31 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Excellent interactive explanation of how mechanical watches work
Bartosz Ciechanowski's animated tour of how a mechanical watch works is the best I've ever seen. Each component, from the spring to the second hand, is explained in plain English with clear, interacti...
01:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Tornado scours car lot in Andover, Kansas
In this footage, a tornado whips through the car lot outside city hall in Andover, Kansas. No-one is hurt in the video (and no-one was killed elswhere during the storm), but foliage and other objects ...
12:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: cop threatens and grabs mother of Daunte Wright as she films highway arrest
Katie Wright, whose son Daunte Wright was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer, was threatened and forced to stop filming an arrest by another cop there Wednesday. Though Wright was on the other...
12:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing One year into DisneyMustPay campaign, Disney is still screwing creators on royalties
In November 2020, author Alan Dean Foster revealed that Disney had stopped paying him the royalties he was owed from decades of writing novelizations of movies such as Star Wars and Aliens. Disney, in...
12:10 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing On this day May 6, 1915, Babe Ruth hit his first home run
Unless there's some form of combat involved, I'm not the biggest fan of sports. The concept is a little difficult for me to process. For starters, I can't get behind the idea of rooting for a team. Pl...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Jen Psaki and Peter Doocy break character, exchange sweet goodbyes
It was a big day for outgoing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. First she congratulated her replacement, Karine Jean-Pierre, who will become the nation's first Black, first openly gay person to ...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, May 6, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Jen Psaki chokes up as she congratulates her replacement, Karine Jean-Pierre
An emotional Jen Psaki, who is leaving the White House May 13, congratulated her current deputy and upcoming replacement Karine Jean-Pierre at the press briefing today (see video below). Jean-Pierre, ...
11:35 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Howie Pyro, bassist for D Generation and Danzig, dies from Covid complications
Via Kid Congo we have learned that New York bassist, DJ, and veteran of the NY punk rock scene, Howie Pyro, has died of complications from Covid-19. Pyro had been struggling with liver disease and tra...
09:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Ted Cruz on whose law clerk is behind the SCOTUS leak: "It's Sonia Sotomayor"
When Ted Cruz isn't playing hooky in order to comb the beaches of Cancun, he plays junior detective, as he did when he speculated with "no evidence," that it was a law clerk of Justice Sonia Sotomay...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Several ways to cut down on costs to hack your way through inflation
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Inflation rates are growing more and more, leaving you wonderi...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Reach out and virtually touch someone using a wearable vibrating sleeve
Nope, not what you think. Stanford University graduate student Millie Salvato and colleagues developed a wearable sleeve outfitted with multiple small vibrators to convey various kinds of "social touc...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Hectic video from a smoke shop gunfight
ABC7 News reports a gunfight broke out at a Compton, California smoke shop. 4 prospective thieves opened fire on the security guard, who was injured but survived and returned fire. One robber lost his...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing The Supreme Court gets a "non-scalable" fence the new symbol of America
Similar to the Capitol after the Jan. 6 attacks, the Supreme Court is now surrounded by an 8-foot "non-scalable" fence. It was erected last night, replacing bike racks that were removed earlier in the...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Bizarre lawsuit: mechanic kills boss with car, car owner gets sued
The last thing you'd expect when you bring your car to a shop to get an oil change is to be served with a lawsuit. But that's what happened to a car owner who dropped his car off at the Rochester Hill...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing NFT sales are down 92% since last year's peak
Interest in NFTs has dropped considerably since last year, reports The Wall Street Journal. "The sale of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, fell to a daily average of about 19,000 this week, a 92% decline f...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman makes a made dash off a United flight through the emergency exit and down a wing
A gentleman couldn't get off his United flight fast enough at O'Hare International this morning, opening the plane's emergency exit and sliding off the wing before the taxiing aircraft, which had just...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman makes a mad dash off a United flight through the emergency exit and down a wing
A gentleman couldn't get off his United flight fast enough at O'Hare International this morning, opening the plane's emergency exit and sliding off the wing before the taxiing aircraft, which had just...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Supercut of radical activist MAGA judges lying about Roe v. Wade position in front of Congress
Laugh until you cry as you watch Supreme Clerics Kavanaugh, Barrett, Alito, Thomas, and Gorsuch of the Gilead High Tribunal Court perjure to Congress about their recognition of Roe v. Wade as settled ...
05:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Priceless ancient Roman bust sold for $34.99 at a Texas Goodwill
Laura Young, of Austin, Texas found a "pretty dirty, pretty old" carved marble bust under a table at her local Goodwill. It had a yellow $34.99 price affixed to its right cheek. Young bought the 52-po...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing My family had fun using this home blood type test
My daughter learned about blood types in school and was curious to learn her blood type. I orderedtwo of these blood type kits(each kit has two tests) so our whole family could find out what our blood...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Louisiana moves bill forward to classify abortion as murder
Before the Supreme Court has even had a chance to officially overturn Roe V. Wade, Republicans in Louisiana advanced a bill to reclassify abortion as murder, a crime in which the mother ending the pre...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Piers Morgan's "uncensored" TV show struggles in ratings
Ratings are low for Piers Morgan's new show, launched to much fanfare several weeks ago on Britain's exciting new free speech TV network. In fairness, it's in a slot where other newsy shows suffer lik...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Kick your design game and efficiency up a notch with this $19 tool
There are few in this world more talented than designers when it comes to ingenuity and style. And while natural talent and artistry are a massive necessity for what makes creative types, ha...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Van of bozos "dressed as clowns and playing creepy music" terrorizing UK town
A van with multiple men "dressed as clowns and playing creepy music" has reportedly been rolling through the UK town of Laindon terrifying citizens. Could it be juggalos or something much, much more n...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Deeply creepy dolls washing up on Texas beach
For years, creepy dolls have washed up on a beach on Texas's coastal bend. According to Jace Tunnell, director of the Mission-Aransas Reserve at the University of Texas Marine Institute, he and his te...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to what the NY Yankees manager and an umpiretwo grown menactually said to each other in an argument
Last night, officials booted New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was booted from a game against the Toronto Blue Jays. In the video above, Jomboy deciphered what these two grown men said. Here's more...
01:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: the Pointer Sisters join Metallica, Megadeth, and Blue Oyster Cult for "Master of the Neutron Dance of Destruction"
Mashup mastery by Bill McClintock:The Pointer Sisters – Neutron Dance Megadeth – Symphony of Destruction, Tornado of SoulsMetallica – Master of Puppets Blue Oyster Cult – Godzi...
01:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Nashville Public Library issues "I Read Banned Books" library cards
They're a "limited edition", reports News Channel 5 out of Nashville, "available as long as supplies last.""Our job is just to ensure that if you want it, it's here for you," said Public Information O...
12:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing How pop culture turned into a placid sea of franchises, sequels, reboots and other reliable earners
Adam Mastroianni runs the numbers on how consolidated and self-referential pop culture has become. More than 80 percent of the top 20 movies are now sequels or spinoffs, and they account for some 60% ...
12:37 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to the disco version of the Theme From Close Encounters of the Third Kind
As a result of Star Wars-related "May the 4th be with you" festivities, Meco's classic Star Wars disco album went viral and gave us another round of quickly-forgotten ironic internet jauntiness. I tho...
12:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing How steel balls are made
A wealth of surprises lay in store here if you do not already know how balls are made! Raw balls are cut, deburred, ground and polished. Just wait 'til you get to the section on flashing! Dealing with...
11:56 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing The seven-decade success of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner
My wife and I stumbled upon this RerunZone segment on the history of the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons. We had a surprising amount of genuine laughs watching it, reminding us that childhood ...
11:56 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this Doctor Who audiobook read by David Tennant
The only problem with Doctor Who is that there's not nearly enough of it. Once you work through the show's meager 39 seasons with 870 episodes spread across 60 years, you'll still be craving...
11:11 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Woman with a disability asks to be euthanized after being denied accessible housing again
From CTV News in Canada:A 31-year-old Toronto woman who uses a wheelchair is nearing final approval for a medically assisted death request after a fruitless bid to secure an affordable apartment that ...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2022
BoingBoing Innovative post-punk guitarist John McGeoch gets his propers
The Guardian has a piece celebrating the often-overlooked 80s guitarist, John McGeoch. McGeoch played with Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees, PiL, Visage, and was hugely influential to fellow guitar...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing This little koala wouldn't stop crying after another koala bullied it out of a tree
This adorable little koala got bullied out of a tree by another koala. The way it sits on the ground and cries reminds me so much of a human child throwing a temper tantrum. I just want to give it a b...
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing This is what happens when you take kids with ducklings to a pond that has duck-eating geese (video)
A school field trip went awry when young children brought baby ducks to a local pond to set them free. Little did they (including the grown-ups in charge!) know that geese which were in the pond eat...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing This Milex Long Reach Comfort Wipe makes it easier to wipe
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.There are plenty of reasons someone may lose sight of their ov...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this awesome silhouette of a flying peacock
Until I came across this video, I'd never seen a peacock flying before. The shadowy silhouette of its stretched-out body and long feathers moving through the sky is striking to watch. It looks as if i...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: In 1996, George Carlin outed the "pro-life" GOP for what they really are
George Carlin nailed it 26 years ago when talking about the GOP's so-called pro-lifers. "These people aren't pro life," he said in his 1996 HBO special, Back In Town. "They're anti-woman." "Pro-life c...
07:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing The unparalleled bug art of John Hampson
John Hampson (1836-1923) was an artist who "painted" with an unconventional medium: bugs. Hampson's total body of work includes 11 pieces, each of which took years to complete. He spent decades catchi...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Video: MAGA man who ran for Ohio governor (and lost) thinks earth and dinosaurs are 6,000 years old
Republican Joe Blystone, one of the losers in yesterday's Ohio primary race for governor, told Good Liars Jason Selvig he thinks the earth is just 6,000 years old. And on the topic of Covid, we should...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Maxwell Berry, taped to seat for groping 2 flight attendants and punching a third, gets 60-day sentence
Last year, Maxwell Berry (23) of Norwalk, Ohio was duct-taped to his seat on a Frontier flight after groping the breasts of two flight attendants, punching a third crew member, walking around the cabi...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Mike Huckabee promotes his "free" Trump guide for kids but it's actually a scam
Former preacher Mike Huckabee idolizes pussy-grabber Donald Trump to such a degree, he is now peddling his book The Kids Guide to President Trump in a video ad tweeted by Aaron Rupar and seen on Fox N...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this stealth trailer for Idiocracy 2 oh wait, it's real
This video of MAGA rapper J.R. Majewski is not a trailer for an Idiocracy sequel. It's a campaign video by and for the GOP congressional nominee for Ohio's District 9. In 2021, Majewski turned his law...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing The joy of heat shrink tubing
Heat shrinking tubing is used in electronics projects to keep wires nice and tidy. It's fun to use, too! You can either rub a soldering iron tip over it, or use a heat gun, and the material shrinks ti...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing "Covfefe" is a chemical antidote to 5G towers, explains one of Trump's very stable geniuses
In the wee hours of May 31, 2017, Trump tweeted, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe." Hours later he deleted the post, saying it was in error. Most people assume Trump meant to spell "covera...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Michigan's "enjoy rape" MAGA candidate loses big to Democrat
MAGA favorite Robert Regan, who told his daughters to"lie back and enjoy it" if they were being raped, was trounced by Democrat Carol Glanville in a special election yesterday for a Michigan state Hou...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Senator Ron Johnson said it "may be true" that the Covid vaccination can give people AIDS
Senator Ron Johnson, Republican science denier of Wisconsin, thinks it "may be true" that Covid vaccines can give people AIDS. Speaking to anti-vax mouthpiece Todd Callender, who said Dr. Anthony Fauc...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Mike Birbiglia filling in for a COVID-19 positive Jimmy Kimmel
Despite a shocking level of complacency from the anti-mask/anti-vaxx crowd, we're not out of the woods yet with COVID-19. Although she has since tested negative, Vice President Kamala Harris...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to the deeply cheesy "Apple Boogie" music cassette released by the computer company in 1987
In 1987, Apple Computer released the "Apple Boogie," a cheesy cassette collection of marketing tunes and parodies apparently given away free at an internal sales meeting. The standout track is "Blue B...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman accused of giving meth to his emotional support monkey wants him back
In Cincinnati, Ohio, animal control officers seized Adam Kordes's emotional support monkey, named Neo, back in February. Apparently, a vet who had seen video of Neo felt that the animal had likely bee...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Save $44 on a Japanese chef knife that can transform your kitchen arsenal
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.One of the great joys in life is cooking at home. However, the...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz' ugly attack on women
Suspected human trafficker Matt Gaetz tweeted out some really ugly bullshit about women protesting the grievous invasion of rights that looms on the horizon.https://twitter.com/mattgaetz/status/152179...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Low water level exposes body dumped in Lake Mead
Water dropping to historically low levels in Lake Mead has exposed a barrel containing the body of a man apparently shot in the 1970s. The lake was purportedly a popular place for murderers to dump bo...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Watch interviewer's question trigger Steven Spielberg to realize something deeply personal about one of his own films
In this 1999 clip from Inside the Actors Studio, interviewer James Lipton helps Steven Spielberg understand something very personal about the final scene (below) in his own film Close Encounters of th...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Woman stole jacket artwork hanging in Paris museum, had it altered to fit
Artist Oriol Vilanova's "Old Masters" (2017) artwork consists of a blue work jacket with flea market postcards filling the pockets. Currently on display in Paris's Muse Picasso, the artwork so captiva...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing How they make the sounds for "Star Wars"
The making of Star Wars sound effects has been thrilling me since I was a kid. Happy May the 4th.Thanks, Apple.Image: screengrab...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing I enjoyed reading "We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep"
Andrew Kelly Stewart's We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep is a satisfying run at the "we haven't seen the surface in forever, let us assume nothing up there has changed" post-nuclear war dystopian fi...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Woman thought dead bangs on inside of coffin during funeral
Last week, a funeral was held for Rosa Isabel Cspedes Callaca of Chiclayo, Peru following a tragic car crash that killed her brother-in-law and severely injured her three children. During the funeral ...
01:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing "Fake" YouTube welding videos denounced
Forget deepfakes. Plain old fakes are still in business: videos cleverly edited or manipulated to give a false impression to viewers. Welding is one of the genres thusly afflicted, and here The Fabric...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Senator Elizabeth Warren's impassioned remarks on the coming abortion ban
Senator Elizabeth Warren is showing the level of commitment all of our politicians need in the face of the terrible news. Image: Screengrab...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Republican lawmaker who wanted to be named "The Patriot" on the ballot told "No" by election board
A Republican state representative on the ballot in Oklahoma wanted to be listed by the name "The Patriot". The Oklahoma Election Board told him no, and he will continue to be named as plain old Sean R...
01:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this May the 4th "Obi-wan Kenobi" Trailer!
Star Wars: Obi-wan Kenobi looks wonderful. Happy May the 4th! I am hoping to make it to Batuu West later today to see the celebration and cosplay. Image: Screengrab...
01:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Covid cases reported after White House Correspondents' Dinner
Host Trevor Noah quipped about it being a superspreader event, but Covid is no joke and attendees from last weekend's White House Correspondents' Dinner are announcing their infections.In the days sin...
12:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Taking a look at Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Gizmodo takes a peek at the next series in the seemingly inexhaustible Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (premiering May 5 on Paramount+).On the surface Strange New Worlds, set to pre...
12:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing The new Disney cartoon: DeSantis!
TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Order today, RIGHT HERE AND NOW."God bless Tom the Dancing Bug! Funn...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing JD Vance wins Ohio's GOP Primary
A few years ago, JD Vance was a never-Trumper who described the then-president as a fascist. Now Vance is a Trump-loving acolyte, propelled to victory in Ohio's GOP Republican primary election by his ...
12:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Rob Liefeld to celebrate 30th anniversary of comics speculator market boom with NFT
30 years, Rob Liefeld and a bunch of other comic book artists split from the two big corporate superhero publishers and launched a new company called Image, with the idea of letting creators keep the ...
12:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Simone Giertz announces a product development company
We've been covering the crazy creations of maker-humorist Simone Giertz since the very beginning. As she points out in this new video, announcing her new company, Yetch, for years people have been res...
12:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing Gary Oldman is winding his career down
I've often heard many a woman exclaim, "ugh, why are all the good guys taken?" I can't entirely relate to the sentiment as a straight man, but the last couple of years have afforded me some empathy to...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2022
BoingBoing This is the MDM solution for Apple-centric companies
Jamf Now helps companies set up, manage, and secure their Apple devices, offering companies and managers top-to-bottom assistance with their products....
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing The Orange Show is a folk art installation dedicated to a beloved citrus fruit
The Orange Show is a folk art installation dedicated to the celebration of oranges. It's located in Houston, Texas.It was created in the 1950s by Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker. Th...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing There's a Wizard of Oz-themed parkin North Carolina
I've adored the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz since I was a child.Little did I know that there is a theme park called "The Land of Oz" in North Carolina that has been through many ups and downs t...
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Three children were injured as a landing Sheriff's helicopter blew a bounce house into the air
A bounce house and a Sheriff's helicopter could not co-exist at a Rancho Cucamonga, California police event. As the helicopter approached its landing spot it inadvertently launched a bounce house into...
11:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Fantastical demon drawings from 1565
The Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel is a collection of 120 demonic woodcuts from 1565. These awesome, grotesque characters are reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch's surreal art. Many of the goblins and spoo...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Mandalorian cosplayer with an incredible speeder bike
This Mando cosplayer has a pretty fantastic speeder bike. The mirrors are fantastic and remind me of a "making of" program I saw about Star Wars decades ago, I believe they were used as part of the or...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Trump thinks women who get abortions should be punished (in resurfaced video)
Along with the Supreme Court's vote to overturn Roe V. Wade, as published by Politico, comes a walk down memory lane in the form of a 2016 resurfaced video of Donald Trump, speaking about his stance o...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing The Fable app is the modern book club
Remember when we used to say "BRB" when stepping "AFK"? Now that we all carry a keyboard in our pocket thanks to mobile phones, no one is ever "AFK," and "BRB" is a memory. As the singularity continue...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Gamers: The stakes just got higher with World War Z: Aftermath, now just $26
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.As a gamer, you always seek the next challenging and thrilling...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Daniel Radcliffe is amazing in the teaser trailer for "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story"
This tiny glimpse into Weird: The Al Yankovic Story lets you know it's going to be magic.Accordians will be cool, again....
08:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Honest Trailers take on 'The Batman'
I wish I had any desire to see this Batman movie. I barely pay attention to DC's movies and this trailer is all I need. Michael Keaton was pretty cool.Image: Screengrab...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing A four-year-old took his mom's car for a joyride, crashed it into two parked cars
A barefoot four-year-old managed to sneak out his mother's keys and take her car for a spin in the town of Utrecht, Netherlands. But his big-boy adventure ended when he crashed into two parked cars. T...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Kindle finally supports ePub but will kill MOBI
You will no longer have to use a 3rd party website to convert your ePub to something Kindle can read. This change has happened already, however soon, MOBI, which is a format many sites handily convert...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Roe v. Wade is to be overturned but media seems to care more about the "leak" violating "norms"
Pictured above is the homepage of the New York Times today, as captured by Tim Dickinson. You simply wouldn't know from looking at the headlines that women are about to be stripped of their constituti...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Poison books: the 19th-century volumes bound in arsenic-laced green cloth
Some books from the 19th century are bound with an arsenic-laced pigment called emerald green. The Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware launched the Poison Book Project to track down bo...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Here is what Trump's SCOTUS picks said about Roe V. Wade before they became justices
Former twice-impeached president Donald Trump may have rushed his three SCOTUS picks, but he did manage to find poker-faced nominees who were as savvy in the disinformation department especially on t...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Ants hate this drop of chili sauce, so they cover it with pebbles
These ants are initially curious about a drop of sweet chili sauce proffered to them, but when they decide it isn't to their liking, they cover the attractive nuisance with small pebbles. (Front page ...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this supercut of Susan Collins promising Brett Kavanaugh won't overturn Roe v. Wade
As pointed out earlier, Susan Collins is a master of the self-own. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to ever learn much less care how much damage she has inflicted on the country with her baffling gulli...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Stephen Colbert would like to see a puppy poop on Sean Hannity
Returning from a spell of COVID, Stephen Colbert discusses Mark Meadows texts, Sean Hannity's bootlicking cronyism, and how an international band of hackers is giving Russia a run for it's cyber-super...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Sen. Susan Collins, once again, acts surprised to find that she sold us out
Senator Susan Collins reports that she really didn't expect Justices Gorsuch or Kavanaugh to overturn Roe v. Wade and this behavior is inconsistent with what she had been told by both. No one believed...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Grindr has been selling precise location data on its userbase since 2017
The Wall Street Journal reports that dating app Grindr has been selling its user's location data to advertising networks, and apparently employers, since 2017. Users of this application should beware,...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Driver of "pedal pub" or party bike charged with DUI after crashing with 15 passengers
The driver of an electric "pedal pub" a mini bar on wheels where passengers drink and pedal was charged with a DUI after a crash that injured all 15 passengers in Atlanta on Saturday (video below). ...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing "Holy f*ck, bro!" Man videotapes a bizarre pit on a freeway on-ramp, then gets a surprise
In this video, a man has stopped his car in the middle of the road at the opening of a tunnel leading to an onramp. His camera is pointed at a large, deep pit in the road. It's a bizarre sight. ̵...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Building Integrity's analysis of the latest "sophisticated" Millennium Tower fix
The building engineers themselves have termed it "sophisticated," but Building Integrity encourages you to decide yourself. This 21-minute video is a must-watch for San Francisco's slow-motion enginee...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Save over 50% off this efficient fire starter kindling kit
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.The joyous feeling of pulling into your secluded, wooded camps...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing New video depicts life in post abortion-rights America
Good morning, Gilead. NEW VIDEORepublicans have taken away your right to choose. Now take away their right to govern. #GOPHandmaidsTale pic.twitter.com/uHZVjH5Qfh— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch)...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Madison Popcorn and Marjorie Taylor Screams are the latest candidates endorsed by Trump in amusing video
Stable genius Donald Trump not only endorsed JD Mandel, as he told his red-capped congregation over the weekend, but there's also Madison Popcorn, Marjorie Taylor Screams, Lauren Bathroom, and Fat Cak...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Spoiler warning: here are some Dr. Strange 2 leaks
Alright, so before we go any further, I'm going to issue a spoiler warning. If you're looking to go into Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness completely blind, I beg you to stop reading ...
02:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing How they make the sounds for "Halo Infinite"
I'm a sucker for a good video about the art of foley, and this one features an adorable pug.Ever wonder how video games get their sound effects? We go behind the scenes of Halo, one of the world's mos...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Canada proposes new law to punish moon crimes
A recent proposed update to the Canada's Criminal Code will extend the Mounties' jurisdiction to the moon. As CBC reports: In the Budget Implementation Act, under the subhead Lunar Gateway  ...
12:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing A game terrain professional shares his ten best modeling tips
For those of us who do tabletop gaming, trying to find more effective and quicker ways of getting our miniatures and terrain pieces painted and on the board is a constant learning process. I've been p...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Say hello to "Tropicana Crunch"
There's been a debate that has engulfed the world of breakfast cereal for decades. You can boil the entire clash of perspectives down to one question: do you pour cereal before the milk or after? Now,...
10:50 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Netflix is bringing back Iron Chef
No matter how expansive their palates can be, most foodies still have comfort meals that are familiar favorites. Being adventurous with your tastes can be fun, but there's nothing like returning to th...
06:59 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing On this day, Iron Man debuted in 2008
Even though I've got some gripes with how the Marvel cinematic universe has fundamentally changed the way studios finance films, I'm still too much of a card-carrying nerd to hate the franchise entire...
06:27 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing It's Eid al-Fitr
For those that don't celebrate it, Ramadan must seem like a strange concept from the outside looking in. Before I converted to Islam, I didn't understand why so many Muslims looked forward to a month ...
01:24 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2022
BoingBoing Supreme Court to strike down Roe v. Wade in draft ruling leaked to Politico
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has written a draft ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and it commands a majority on the court, reports Politico. It is the only draft Supreme Court ruling leaked t...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Woman tried to drive her SUV down a flight of stairs because her GPS told her to
A 26-year-old woman in Portland, Maine says she was just following her GPS when she drove her SUV into the police station's garage, across the city's "pedestrian plaza," and then down a flight of stai...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing A truculent turkey at a DC park attacks a woman using a bike as a shield (video)
An ill-tempered turkey has a bone to pick as in pecking, clawing, and attacking with anyone who crosses his path on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in Washington DC. For example, in the video below, sh...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Add this gel to toilet paper for a flushable wipe
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.You wouldn't use a dry wipe to try and remove chocolate sauce ...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing This new hard seltzer is made from the whey waste of Greek yogurt
During the time I lived in Ithaca, New York, I met someone at some Cornell start-up event who was trying to recruit investors for a business that would repurpose the acid whey leftover from the produc...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Rhode Island bill proposes to fix housing crisis with cryptocurrency
Rhode Island State Representative Carlos E. Tobon has proposed an interesting solution to the state's housing crisis that would, allegedly, also help to address climate change: inventing a new cryptoc...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Here's an awesome samurai scene from The Raid's Gareth Evans
The Raid series is one of the most visionary martial arts film franchises created in the last 20 years. Focusing on the Indonesian combative art known as Pencak silat, The Raid brought ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Today is The Rock's birthday
My wrestling obsession developed later than most, as I didn't fall in love with the WWE until my early teens. Before that point, I only knew about wrestlers from their cultural omnipresence. If a wres...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing The Blaze's Elijah Schaffer tells Native Americans: "Get the f*ck out of America!"
Elijah Schaffer has a podcast hosted on Audible, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other major platforms. In his most recent episode, he had a message for Native Americans "Get the fuck out of America!"Her...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Watch side-by-side videos of J.D. Vance idolizing and disparaging Trump
J.D. Vance is a slippery eel of a fellow, so I'm sure he'll have a slick excuse for why he went from despising Trump to hero-worshipping him. Normal people are turned off by this kind of transparent s...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Man whose penis "just dropped off onto the floor" grew a new one his arm
Malcolm MacDonald (47) says, "I feel like a real man again," after receiving a replacement for his former penis, which "just dropped off onto the floor" after a blood infection. Doctors created an art...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Here are the many amusing ways people wait for the anxiety-provoking microwave beep
Similar to waiting for water to boil, waiting for food to heat up in a microwave can be a challenge that revolves around the wait. From the "Tone Matcher" who mimics the oven's cooking and beeping pit...
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Mike Lindell gets banned from Twitter for second time, hours after setting up new account
MyPillow peddler Mike Lindell was already banned once from Twitter in January 2021 for relentlessly pushing one-term president Donald's Trump's Big Lie. And over the weekend he was banned yet again. A...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Try to spot the copperhead in this photo
The venomous copperhead snake in the above photo is easy to spot. But can you see it in the photo below?According to this video, copperheads are "misunderstood." Key takeaways: they're not aggressive;...
04:24 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing A portable wind turbine that weighs 3 pounds and has its own battery
Canadians Cat Adalay and Rachel Carr created the $325 Shine portable wind turbine, which is about the size of a one-liter water bottle. The crowdfunded effort received $400,000, according to Core 77.O...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Joe Biden's "dementia" and alien abductions in last week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'"Joe Biden Dementia Crisis!" screams the 'Enquirer' cover story.The President is allegedly suffering "bizarre hallucinations," "shocking memory loss," and is "dazed & easily con...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Russia foreign minister: Hitler was descended from Jews and Jews are the worst anti-semites
Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, had a brilliant plan for explaining why Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy is both Jewish and a Nazi: just claim, on Holocaust Memorial Day, that Jews them...
03:37 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing There is a one-of-a-kind Bigfoot trap in the forest of Jackson County, Oregon
In 1974, someone constructed a Bigfoot trap in hopes of capturing the mythical ape-like creature. The trap was placed in Jackson County, Oregon, as it's reported that a Bigfoot roams the forests of th...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing A tribute to the late, great Neal Adams
For those of us who regularly frequent the world of comics, the death of Neal Adams was one of the most heartbreaking pieces of news from last week. Adams wasn't just a master penciler, but he was a s...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Trevor Noah's powerful closing remarks at this year's White House Correspondents Dinner
On Saturday night, to close the proceedings for the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner, host Trevor Noah (The Daily Show) got serious for a moment.If you ever begin to doubt your responsibilities,...
03:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Trump tells a crowd he endorsed a candidate who does not exist
In April, Donald Trump endorsed Hillbilly Elegy author and Ohio's Republican Senate candidate JD Vance. Two weeks later he couldn't remember the gentleman's name.Speaking at a rally over the weekend, ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing This text-to-speech synthesizer can provide realistic human voices, and it's only $37
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.There are many reasons someone may need access to a voiceover....
12:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Russians take $5m worth of farm vehicles from Ukraine dealership, only for them to be remotely disabled
$5m worth of new farm vehicles somehow made their way from a Russian-occupied city in Ukraine to Chechnya. Whoever expected to enjoy the plunder sadly found that the vehicles were inoperable, having b...
11:37 am GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Fisher Price baby gamepad toy turned into the real thing
here's the Fisher Price Xbox controller in action!let me know what games you'd like to see me play with itand thanks to @Wario64 for the off-hand joke that inspired me to make this happen pic...
11:01 am GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Woman rants about free speech as she and companion are made to deboard flight over racist and homophobic slurs: "Elon Musk is the f*cking king!"
In footage posted to TikTok, a woman delivers an inchoate rant to her fellow passengers, occasionally assisted by a man seated beside her, as all aboard settle in for their flight out of West Palm Bea...
10:24 am GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Take a look at this old Japanese railroad that was turned into a bike ride
There was nothing better than finding a disused lot or vacant construction site when I was a kid. In a child's eyes, a dilapidated building can easily turn into the DeathStar or the Hall of Justice. A...
10:04 am GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Delhi's smoldering landfill fire flares up, creating air quality nightmare
Landfill fires are nothing unusual, but a heatwave made for a spectacular sight as one mountain of trash in New Delhi, the Bhalswa landfill, glowed bright in the dark and filled the day with acrid smo...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, May 2, 2022
BoingBoing Here's why mushroom gummies are terrific
WonderDay Mushroom Gummies feature a researched-backed blend of mushroom extracts that serve as a more natural answer to overall stress relief and improved mental health....
09:45 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing Sideserf Cake Studio makes shockingly realistic cakes that looks like other things
A woman named Natalia Sideserf has an amazing artistic ability to make cakes that look exactly like other things. She makes cakes that look like everyday objects like this incredibly realistic-looking...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing Chicken eyeglasses are a real thing
Chicken eyeglasses, AKA chicken specs, chicken goggles, or pickguards, are small eyeglasses for chickens to prevent feather pecking and cannibalism. Some are made of metal, and others are made from ro...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing How this life insurance provider saves money for young adults
Fabric is taking a modern, tech-driven approach to reduce wait times and get busy adults set up with life insurance quotes and policies much faster....
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing The chilling sound of Phobos (Mars' moon)
Phobos (Mars' Moon), sings a chilling song as it floats around in space. Satellites have recorded it for us, and you can listen here. The sounds it makes reminds me of one of my favorite musical instr...
07:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing '77 Live is an amazing album listen by Japanese noise rock band Les Rallizes Dnuds
'77 Live is my favorite album this week. Les Rallizes Dnuds were a Japanese noise rock band that was formed by Takashi Mizutani in 1967. They have a fantastic sound that is often both melancholy and h...
06:23 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing Post an anonymous voicemail on this website for the world to hear
Post Secret Voicemail is a website where you can click through a list of digital cassette tapes to hear voicemails that strangers have left for anyone to hear. Reading a typed-out message can lack cer...
04:08 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing Let the band Spoon take you to "the mystery zone"
I used to hate live versions of songs. Listening to a live rendition of a song- rife with audio imperfections and crowd noise- instead of the clean polish associated with the studio version of the sam...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing This laser measuring tool is the first of its kind, and it's over $100 off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Whether you're an architect, electrician, general contractor, ...
02:35 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing How hobby drones and 3D printing are being effectively used against the Russian invasion of Ukraine
This fascinating Twitter thread shows how Ukrainians are modifying hobby drones and turning munitions used in AG-17 grenade launchers into aerial anti-personnel bombs by adding 3D printed fins.Warning...
02:34 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing Makers talk about creating PPE for healthcare workers during COVID
Image: screengrab via YouTubeYears ago, I did a residency at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. One night, I gave an enthusiastic lecture about the maker movement. During the Q&A, one of...
12:52 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2022
BoingBoing Mars experienced two powerful marsquakes
NASA's marsquake-hunting lander has detected its two largest seismic events to date, reports Scott Dutfield for Space, thanks to the most sensitive siesmometer ever designed."Not only are they the lar...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Timelapse of bioluminescent mushrooms
This timelapse of bioluminescent mushrooms looks like something from an alien planet. There are over 80 different species of bioluminescent mushrooms. A compound called Oxyluciferin is what gives them...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Circuit bent Furby speaking in tongues
Watch this naked, re-wired Furby doll go haywire and short circuit. Sometimes the Furby will say something that I recognize as typical Furby Language, but then it begins babbling out of control. This ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing These webcams allow you to spy on adorable birds in their nests in real-time
Vogelbescherming Nederland is a Dutch nature conservation organization that supports wild birds. The organization has put together a collection of live webcams that give a peek into different species ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Keep a lifeline with you every time you're on the road with this discounted jump starter
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Picture this: You're down a dirt road, breeze in your hair fro...
04:29 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing The first Mr. Potato Head commercial hit the airwaves on this day in 1952
Depending on the situation, toys possess a strange capacity to be either adorable or unnerving. There's a reason why evil and possessed toys are a fixture in the horror genre. Toys can give you the wi...
04:17 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Republican lawmaker convicted of raping intern
Aaron von Ehlinger, a former GOP state legislator in Idaho, was convicted Friday of raping a 19-year-old intern working in his office. Ehlinger, 39, faces a minimum sentence of 1 year in jail when get...
03:38 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking conviction upheld
Ghislaine Maxwell remains a convicted sex trafficker after a court hearing in which she sought to overturn her verdict. But U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan did agree that three conspiracy counts ...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing The Sound Of Fury (1968) was a high school psychedelic band with a fantastic sound
The Sound Of Fury was a high school psychedelic band from LaSalle-Peru, Illinois. Here's their groovy song I Don't Need You from 1968. This is one out of the two songs by the band that was included on...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Babbel can teach you how to say more than "Where's the bathroom?" in Spanish
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Just because you don't plan on sipping onwinein France anytime...
02:59 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Conservative politician resigns after being caught watching porn on phone in Parliament
Neil Parish, a Conservative Party MP in the U.K., resigned today after being identified as the porn watcher of Parliament by two women colleagues who endured what he enjoyed. He says it was a "moment ...
02:56 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Dr. Dre Medieval-style
This is actually pretty chill to just listen to as I putter around the house!Image: Screengrab...
02:27 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Flip out with book of retro record sleeves
It was Record Store Day last weekenda great occasion to support your local record store. Vinyl LPs are retro hi-fi audio fun, and the BIG 12" LP sleeve format is also a visual throwback to a different...
02:20 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing A Dungeon & Dragon campaign that has been going on for 40 years
Video and thumbnail image: WiredFrom Wired's "Obsession" series comes this profile of Robert Wardhaugh, a D&Der and Dungeon Master who's been running a continuous campaign for 40 years....
02:20 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing A Dungeons & Dragons campaign that has been going on for 40 years
Video and thumbnail image: WiredFrom Wired's "Obsessed" series comes this profile of Robert Wardhaugh, a D&Der and Dungeon Master who's been running a continuous campaign for 40 years....
02:20 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Frank Miller started a publishing company
American comics are simultaneously experiencing a wave of unparalleled popularity and abysmal sales. To combat this slump, Marvel and DC have thrown every gimmick they can think of to engage fans. In ...
02:13 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Profile of a fake pro cyclist takes dark turn into tragedy, harassment and stolen valor
Nick Clark built out a bike shop pretending to be a successful retired pro cyclist. He made it work by carefully pitching his imaginary wins at a certain levela bronze medal here, a national time tria...
04:43 am GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing Happy birthday, Lars Von Trier
It's a hack observation by now, but life isn't fair. When I was a kid, I would've traded my sister for the amount of Marvel movies we have today. Nowadays, despite my enduring love of superheroes, I'm...
12:21 am GMT - Sat, April 30, 2022
BoingBoing April's "black moon" approaches on April 30th
It's easy to take the simple things in life for granted. In our modern era of social media and smartphones, the natural world doesn't possess the same allure it used to. Or, more accurately, there are...