Sound guy offers to help Javier Bardem with his lines

SOUND GUY: Didnt mean nothin by it. BARDEM: Didn’t mean nothing by it. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

These classic TV title sequences recreated with stock footage are bizzarro

Comedian and filmmaker Matthew Highton recreates classic TV show title sequences using only stock footage. The results remind me of the Seinfeld episode “The Bizarro Jerry.” Above, High… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Florida man bought Lamborghini with COVID-19 business relief funds

David Hines, 29, received $3.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans, a COVID-19 relief program for businesses. So naturally he spent $300,000 on a 2020 Lamborghini Huracán. According to WFT… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

"Honest" pre-flight safety video

This grim yet amusing description of the statistical realities of flight safety might save more lives than the usual snoozefest. To quote YouTube commenter Alan Macphail: “100% of accidents h… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Republican Senator refuses to apologize after posting photo of Jewish opponent with digitally enlarged nose

Senator David Perdue (R-GA) posted a campaign ad featuring an image of his Jewish opponent, Jon Ossoff, digitally manipulated to have a larger nose. Once the timeworn antisemitic stereotype was not… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Twitter deletes Trump tweets promoting Covid conspiracy and lie about killed protestor

Twitter removed two rule-breaking Trump tweets last night. One touted the conspiracy theory that hydroxychloroquine “cures” Covid19 and that Dr. Anthony Fauci suppressed it, whereas the… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Can insurance be used to reign in police misconduct?

NBC News has a recent piece on, “the hidden hand that uses money to reform troubled police departments” — essentially, looking at the private industry solutions to public law enforcemen… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Hot Dog Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect food for Summer 2020

Everything is awful in this hellscape reality so you may as well enjoy some mustard, relish, and processed meatstuff with your marshmallow-lathered cereal. Hot Dog Rice Krispies Treat, Helloooooooo… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Fabien Cousteau unveils design for undersea "space station"

YouTuber Greg Stone has an in-depth interview with ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, who just unveiled his design for his next long-term undersea habitat called Proteus. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Guess these everyday objects in extreme closeup

YouTuber Macrofying zooms in on common objects to the microscopic level. It’s fun to guess what each one is before the camera zooms out. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

The Mighty Safe Vacuum Vault keeps your herbs and edibles fresh for up to 15 days

It’s bad enough when regular food stuff gets stale after a couple days sitting on your kitchen counter. But when infused edibles start losing their freshness…well, heck, edibles aren’t cheap!… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Trump tweets imaginary law that doesn't exist to threaten protesters

Impeached president Donald Trump today tweeted an imaginary law that does not exist. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Twitter's trending topics are 'illegal' says Trump, because trends are not nice enough to him

The president of the United States, folks. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Texas AG probing Facebook over biometric data collection that may violate state law

“Texas is investigating Facebook for possibly running afoul of state laws on the collection of biometric data, according to June documents uncovered by a tech watchdog group,” reports Ashley Gold a… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Dog lost on South Carolina highway found 600 miles away in Miami

Belle the dog jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway, to the horror of humans involved. Belle was found two weeks later, about 600 miles (966 kilometers) away in Miami, Florida, say… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Trump files new challenge to tax returns subpoena

Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday filed a new challenge to the Manhattan District Attorney’s subpoena for the president’s tax returns, weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court said the president w… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Excellent and cheap hair shears for DIY trims

I’ve been cutting my own hair for decades. And for the last couple of months, I’ve been trimming the hair of my family members. I finally replaced the all-purpose scissors with these st… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Seed of Minecraft's classic title screen discovered

Minecraft worlds are procedurally generated from numbers and words known as seeds. A seed defines everything from the nearest blade of grass to the farthest mountain, and the most interesting seeds… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

CBD-infused coffee just might be the medicine you need to start your day

CBD-infused coffee almost sounds like the premise for a bad sitcom episode. But seriously…isn’t it almost comical to consider what happens when the go-go kick of high-octane caffeine slams he… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Covidiot GOP state senator hospitalized after contracting Covid-19

Arkansas GOP state senator Jason Rapert previously tweeted about “liberal quacks” who “keep spreading fear” and who are “trying to quarantine the healthy.” The i… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Red phone boxes in Yorkshire more likely to have non-phone uses now

Smartphones have relegated iconic red British telephone boxes to things of the past, but they are being preserved and repurposed. In fact, Yorkshire now has more repurposed boxes than working phone… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

The much improved logo for the Rangers Football Club logo

In decades past, logo redesigns were usually worse than the original. But in recent years logo redesigns seem to have gotten a lot better. Case in point, the new logo for the Rangers Football Club.… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Interesting video about eBay scams - for buyers and sellers

I don’t use eBay as much as I used to, but one of my daughters uses it frequently to buy and sell Japanese collectibles. So far she hasn’t been scammed, but eBay is well known for being… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Google announces it will keep its workers at home until at least next summer

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that his employees we’ll work from home until at least next July, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to Reuters, “Google had earlier said it w… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

This simple explainer tackles the complexity of quantum computing

Many videos describing quantum computers try to distill and oversimplify everything. Thoughty’s takes its time and gives more historical and theoretical context than most. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Teenager claims that her mom is Bigfoot

Ellie Marie Whitby, 19, has come clean about a Bigfoot hoax she staged in the forests around Runcorn, England, southeast of Liverpool. Whitby admitted to shooting a series of videos and uploading t… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Chernobyl fungus could block cosmic radiation in Martian colonies

YouTuber Anton Petrov summarizes the latest research that suggests a fungus found thriving in Chernobyl could be used to block radiation in spacesuits, extraterrestrial structures, and more, based … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Sinclair Broadcasting aired a follow-up to the debunked "Plandemic" conspiracy theory

Sinclair Broadcasting, the massively influential right-wing media conglomerate that cleverly buys up TV stations in local markets in order to push conservative propaganda, plans to push a national … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

GOP Senator Tom Cotton describes slavery as "necessary evil"

In an attack on the New York Times’ 1619 project tracing slavery in America to its origins, Republican senator Tom Cotton described it as “the necessary evil upon which the union was built”. … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Did you receive a random packet of seeds apparently from China? Don't plant them.

Several US state departments of agriculture report that people are receiving unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail, apparently from China. Don’t plant them, the officials warn. From USA To… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Watch popcorn popping in super slow motion

High-speed cinematographer Darren Dyk turns his lens on a solitary kernel of popcorn to impressive effect. Bonus pareidolic creature in profile opening its mouth at 1:32. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Fungi from Chernobyl could protect astronauts from radiation in space

In 1991, scientists discovered a strange form of fungi growing at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The organisms seem to feed on radiation, converting gamma rays into energy for growth. Now, rese… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Gold hits record high as tensions spread in U.S.

The price of gold is at an all-time high, fueled by the unchecked spread of Covid-19 in the U.S. and deepening tensions at home and abroad. In the morning of Asian trading hours on Monday, spot gol… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Red Lobster saves blue lobster

According to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, there’s a one in 2 million chance of catching a blue lobster. The very rare crustaceans have a genetic defect that causes the un… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Watch the first trailer for Amazon Prime's adaptation of conspiracy thriller UTOPIA

Utopia was a short-lived BBC black comedy/thriller series about a few fans of a cult graphic novel, whose search for original manuscript pages brings them into the orbit of a massive conspiracy tha… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Powerful short "America Wake Up" invokes George Carlin: "The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it."

Comic legend George Carlin died in 2008 but his 2005 stand-up bit/rant “The American Dream” has been made even more poignant than ever in “America Wake Up.” Portland-based P… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

The LastSwab will keep you from throwing away hundreds of cotton swabs every year

You sort out your recycling. You don’t use plastic bottles anymore. And you’ve even gone paperless, right down to using the canvas shopping bag at the grocery store. But even if you’re trying to be… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Meet the vegan bodybuilder who drinks semen smoothies to fight off coronavirus

Tracy Kiss calls herself a “natural vegan bodybuilder.” Which is confusing, because semen is definitely derived from animals. But, Kiss insists, it’s also an essential multivitami… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Finger crossbow

Craft Workbench posted a video of a tiny finger-mounted crossbow, proving that it can assassinate a pickle even after being submerged in water. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Strap in for a detailed explainer on flat-earthers' beliefs

Johnny Harris took on the brain-melting task of truly understanding the argument that the earth is flat, including the modern conspiracy theory that the military guards ice walls circling earthR… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

The best last scene of any movie

In this footage from 1985 Richard Harrison classic Blood Debts, our hero defeats his adversary and we learn that “Mark Collins, age 45, gave himself up to the authorities after the incident. … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

The UK will soon have wild bison for the first time in 6,000 years

In 2022, four bison will be released in Kent, marking the first time wild bison have roamed in the United Kingdom in six millennia. Similar programs in other European countries have been very succe… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Japanese engineers built a 60-foot tall Gundam and let it walk free

Earlier this year, Gundam Factory Yokohama announced plans to debut a 60-foot-tall Gundam robot on October 1, 2020. While construction on this epic mech was initially delayed by COVID-19, it seems … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

New book: 'Built to Burn: Tales of the Desert Carnies of Burning Man'

Tony “Coyote” Perez is a helluva storyteller. Built to Burn: Tales of the Desert Carnies of Burning Man is his much-anticipated book about the “wild west” days of “tha… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

These Handmade Custom Bobbleheads Could Be The Best Gift You Give This Year

When you used to walk through any office you would likely spot a few bobbleheads. These wobbly figurines are great fun to have around, although most celebrate people we will never meet. For somethi… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Behold! This gorgeous desktop version of our solar system MUST be yours

Most people enjoy having items on their desks that convey a taste of who they are and what they’re about to visitors. Under those circumstances, could there possibly be a greater flex to show off a… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

The next Venus rover will have a steampunk vibe

Hybrid Autonomous Rover – Venus is the next spacecraft scheduled to explore our hellish neighbor, and it will be more like a clock than a computer to survive the conditions. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago

Trend: Matchy-matchy mask/apparel combos

This apparel company is ON IT. They’ve shipped a matching mask with each of their tops. This photo was taken in Be’er Sheva, Israel, but I believe that “LOOK” is an American brand… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 5 months ago