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06:02 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing The human body is "full of evolutionary leftovers that no longer serve a purpose"
People have a little pink band in the inside corner of their eye. "This is the plica semilunaris," says Dorsa Amir, an evolutionary anthropologist. "It used to be a third eyelid that would blink horiz
06:00 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Douglas Bader became Britain's top flying ace in World War II despite losing his legs
Douglas Bader was beginning a promising career as a British fighter pilot when he lost both legs in a crash. But that didn't stop him -- he learned to use artificial legs and went on to become a top f
05:50 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing A cow escaped from a rodeo 6 months ago and no one can catch her
Last summer a 3-year-old cow named Betsy (not the one in the photo; that's a stock image I used because our content management system doesn't allow us to post something without an image) somehow escap
05:31 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Trump calls 50,000 federal employees back to work, won't pay them
About 800,000 federal workers aren't getting paid because Trump doesn't want to lose the game of chicken he foolishly chose to play. Now he is forcing 50,000 to come back to work, but they won't get p
05:30 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Russian News of the Times: Trump's Loyalty to Russia Under Investigation
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the shocking question is asked: Is it possible Trump isn't fully loyal to Mother Russia?
05:30 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Most Americans want a 70% tax rate on earnings over $10,000,000
During a 60 Minutes interview Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez casually mentioned that she thought that America's super-rich should pay a marginal tax-rate of 70% on annual earnings over $10,000,000 (which is
05:25 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this marvelous animation that summarizes humanity in five minutes
Director Fabio Friedli animated 3,000 images to tell the story of humanity "from a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse."It is such an excessive amount of things, shown in s
05:10 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Is organic food a scam?
Here's another explainer video from Kurzgesagt In a Nutshell. This time, they're looking at organic food. First, they define organic food as not being GMOs and not treated with artificial fertilizers
05:01 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing A deep dive into the technical feasibility of Bloomberg's controversial "Chinese backdoored servers" story
Last October, Bloomberg published what seemed to be the tech story of the year: a claim that Supermicro, the leading supplier of servers to clients from the Pentagon and Congress to Amazon, Apple and
02:30 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Revealed! The cover of RADICALIZED, my next book of science fiction
On March 19, Tor Books will release my next book, Radicalized, whose four novellas are the angry, hopeful stories I wrote as part of my attempt to make sense of life in our current moment.As with my n
02:24 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Decorative unicorn skull
Some unicorns chase; some are chased down. These splendid and totally real unicorn skulls [Amazon] are sourced from troll and ogre fairtrade collectives, are 8.5" long and 10.75" tall, and individual
02:00 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing The Twist Plus World Charging Station adapts to fit outlets in 150 countries
It's a rude awakening for that rookie vacationer abroad when they try to plug in their gear for the night. Veteran jet-setters know that outlet shapes can vary wildly from country to country, which ne
12:42 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Edgar Allan Poe or emo band lyric?
A quiz from Mental Floss: Who Wrote It: Edgar Allan Poe or an Emo Band? [via MeFi]"I stand amid the roar of a surf-tormented shore" Read the rest
12:29 pm PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Take care outside today, America
Nationwide icy weather's coming, reports the Weather Channel, with Winter Storm Harper tumbling over the west coast and up east already covered in bullshit. Read the rest
03:07 am PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Karen Pence teaches at school that bans LGBTQ kids and staff: Report
Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, just started a new job this week. She's an art teacher at a Christian school that makes job candidates sign a pledge not to engage in homosexual activit
02:46 am PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Like Putin, Trump wants U.S. out of NATO
How much more evidence does America need that Donald Trump isn't working for us, but for Russia?No, seriously. Trump can't stop talking about removing America from NATO.Trump hasn't had an original id
01:33 am PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing This wine bottle hides an umbrella
From the WTF why? files comes this hidden umbrella!Seriously disappoint your friends, who would probably rather have wine! I am wondering what occasion this prank is right for?Playmaker Toys Brella Vi
01:33 am PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Roku deletes Alex Jones' Infowars after user outrage and canceled orders
Following up on our earlier story about Roku re-platforming Alex Jones and Infowars, it looks like Roku got so much criticism from users, they've reversed course and will remove the Infowars app.After
01:31 am PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing #TacosForTeachers: crowdfunding to feed LA's teachers as they strike against privatization and austerity
Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (America's largest district) are walking the picket line this week in the pouring rain, demanding an end to the billionaire dark-money backed privat
12:20 am PST - Wed, January 16, 2019
BoingBoing Chuck Wendig, Apple Reviewer
Chuck Wendig isn't just a fine novelist, he's also got a discerning sense of what distinguishes good apples from bad, and what elevates apples to true greatness.He ate 15 grocery-store apples and prod
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