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Watch: Custom Delorean hovercraft

The first quote in this video about one man's custom Delorean hovercraft is "I spent my life savings on it" and everything proceeds from there like a very expensive fractal. This Back to the Future Delorean DMC-12 Hovercraft may not be a time machine, but it's still awesome. — Read the rest
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These training courses are essential to startup CEOs seeking venture capital

Do you have a team in place? Have you scoped out your competition? Do you know the right level of funding you need? And most importantly, why should I give you money when so many others are looking for the same thing? — Read the rest
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Senator Tom Cotton accuses AP of being in cahoots with Hamas after office bombing

Following in the steps of Donald Trump and his conspiracy-fueled "enemy of the people" war against the press, Senator Tom Cotton (Q-AR) insinuates that the "intrepid" Associated Press has been colluding with Hamas. This is obvious to him simply because the AP (as well as residential apartments, Al Jazeera, and other businesses) rented out space in the same 12-story building that Hamas supposedly used for military intelligence – the same building that Israeli forces destroyed on Saturday. — Read ...
Tags: Post, News, Republicans, Ap, Associated Press, Hamas, Al Jazeera, Donald Trump, Tom Cotton, False Accusations, GQP

Watch: This adorable pufferfish poses for a scuba diver's selfie

Scuba diver and photographer Jules Casey was taking an underwater selfie when this handsome puffer joined in, eagerly mugging for the camera alongside her. This is the same Casey from Australia who shot the gorgeous video of the disappearing octopus we posted last last week. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Australia, Pufferfish, Scuba Diving, Underwater Photography, Casey, Puffers, Jules Casey, Underwater Selfies

Pearl Jam playing at a Tower Records in 1991

Pearl Jam released their debut album Ten in 1991 and started their first major tour as a band. In November of 1991, the guys played an unassuming acoustic show at a Tower Records (remember those?) in Yonkers, New York. The video is very 1991 but as a Pearl Jam fan I'm so grateful it exists. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, TEN, Pearl Jam, Yonkers, Eddie Vedder, Tower Records, Yonkers New York, Acoustic Show, Young Grunge

This bottle of mayo was possessed by a demon

This sinister face appeared in my bottle of Kewpie Mayonnaise the other night at dinner. Is my bottle of Mayonnaise haunted, or is this just an instance of creepy pareidolia? Either way, I'm going to be seeing this face in my dreams. — Read the rest
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How to stop procrastinating by making any kind of work interesting

[This is from my newsletter, The Magnet. Please subscribe. There's a free edition and a paid edition – Mark] I'm a procrastinator. I have been my whole life. I can think of two reasons why. One is that it's hard for me to get started on something. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Advice, Procrastination, Life Advice, Life Hacks, Mark

Cartoonist Charles Burns' secret zine is available as a book

As a huge fan of Charles Burns popular graphic novels such as Black Hole and the X'ed Out trilogy, it was awesome to find out about his art book, Free Shit. What was once a zine that Burns would give away for free at conventions (hence the name Free Shit) is now a collection of all 25 issues in a hardcover book. — Read the rest
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Leah Hextall Will Do NHL Play By Play For ESPN

from Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, For its NHL coverage, ESPN has signed Leah Hextall to do play-by-play and other roles, The Post has learned. While the exact number of games she will broadcast is not yet known, she will be the first woman play-by-player to be a regular part of national NHL TV package. Hextall has been broadcasting hockey for 17 years. Last year for SportsNet, she became the first woman in Canada to call play-by-play for a national NHL broadcast. She ...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Sport, Canada, Espn, NHL, Sportsnet, Hextall, Ron Hextall, Leah Hextall, Andrew Marchand, NCAA Men s Tournament

John Oliver explains 'Stand Your Ground' laws

Prepare to be upset at the stupidity of the United States gun laws. John Oliver does a fantastic job of tearing into why some states permit people to shoot people in public when they feel threatened. Gun enthusiast at the top of John Oliver's video reminded me of this scene from Johnny Dangerously.
Tags: Post, News, Guns, John Oliver, United States

Working long hours can lead to death, according to the WHO

Working long hours, as in 55 or more hours per week, isn't just exhausting – it can potentially kill you, according to the World Health Organization and International Labour Organization in a new report. "In 2016, 398, 000 people died from stroke and 347,000 from heart disease as a result of having worked at least 55 hours a week," the report says. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Who, Overtime, Over Worked, Full-time Plus

Once you have pair of locking pliers you'll wonder how you made it this far without them

Knipex makes high-quality tools, and these 10-inch Universal Jaw-Locking Pliers are no exception. If you've never used jaw-locking pliers, they clamp on to things without you having to keep gripping the handles. I've used mine countless times to grip onto stubborn bolts, nuts, and pipes.  — Read the rest
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RoboKiller eliminates 99% of spam phone calls, but that's not why spam callers hate it

One of the few silver linings of America's pandemic era was seeing an overall decline in one of the biggest nuisances of life in our modern age: spam phone calls and texts. In April 2020, Americans were only beset by 3 billion robocalls, a number that sounds huge — and is — but still was the lowest monthly total dating back to 2018. — Read the rest
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LA Times: The janitor who invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos actually didn't

Richard Montañez claims he invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos 30 years ago while he was a janitor at Frito-Lay, eventually rising through the ranks to become a top marketing executive there. He now gets paid between $10k and $50k to give a speech about his story. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, LA Times, Frito Lay, Cheetos, Richard Montanez, Disappointing Origin Stories

How to block 6 Tesla chargers with one truck

When the driver of this truck figured out one weird trick to ice six Tesla chargers at once, perhaps they thought they were being clever! But the online ratings for the company that owns the vehicle have dived, a reminder that one tackles the Elon fandom at one's own risk. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Tesla, Mistakes, EVs, Icing

Backyard Scientist makes toys dangerous

Toys today are super boring. We have spoken on this point before. Backyard Scientist decided to make some toys fun. Where fun means dangerous. I love the 13 year old who likes to "play with video games." That is the way. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Toys, News, Nostalgia, You'll shoot your eye out

TV reporter spots missing dog while shooting segment about missing dog

In this video, news reporter Juliana Maza spots a missing dog while reporting on the missing dog in question, a 13-month-old pointer named Titus. Moreover, she collars the dog's alleged thief, who was taking Titus for a walk: "He said that we was supposed to be walking the dog but grabbed the wrong dog." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Delightful Creatures, Mistakes, Crimes, Dognappings, Juliana Maza

Beware of COVID Penis!

In a hysterical installment of A Late Show's regular "The Vax Scene" segment about various enticements local governments and business are offering to those vaccinated, Stephen Colbert (and new research) warn (6:10) that COVID-19 may increase the chances of erectile dysfunction. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Comedy, News, Stephen Colbert, Erectile Dysfunction, COVID-19

83% of Japanese oppose forthcoming summer Olympics

A poll found that 83% of Japanese people did not want the Olympic games to proceed there this summer, with 40% wanting them outright canceled and 43% calling for another postponement. Those figures are up from 35 percent who backed cancellation in a survey by the paper a month ago, and 34 percent who wanted a further delay. — Read the rest
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Four hospitalized after crawfish boil explosion

A gas leak in a propane tank in a shed next to a crawfish boil—what could go wrong? Everything, according to the Scott Fire Department in Louisiana. KATC News reports on an explosion that sent four local residents to hospital. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Accidents, Louisiana, Gas Explosions, Scott Fire Department, KATC News

The hilariously practical reason why He-Man has a giant green tiger

I'm endlessly fascinated by the behind-the-scenes chaos of the 80s action-figure-cartoon pipeline. Advertising direct to kids was frowned upon — but no one would necessarily stop you from creating a kids show that inadvertently advertised its own action figure line. Who cared about the storyline or quality? — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Toys, News, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, The 80s, He-Man, Bad 80s Scifi, 80s Culture

Experimental music legend Fred Frith at Maker Music Festival

I hope Boing Boing readers have been exploring the amazing Maker Music Festival this weekend. This virtual festival of maker-musicians, experimental and electronic music is jam-packed with inspired projects and performances. There are 19 "buildings" to explore, each named after a well-known experimental/electronic composer. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Makers, Experimental music, Maker Faire, Fred Frith, Maker Music Festival

These refurbished iPad models are on sale at up to 65% off their regular price

Just last month, Apple unveiled its newest iPad Pro model, which features a new and improved screen as well as a faster processor. Upgrades are par for course with any Apple product, but even with those innovations, they usually aren't leaps and bounds better than last year's model … or the year before that. — Read the rest
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The Gravita is a trippy lamp that shines while levitating in thin air

"Dude, your lamp is broken." "No. No, dude, it is not." Perhaps the greatest lure of the Gravita Levitating Smart Lamp is that at a glance, it doesn't look like it should work at all. But it also packs in some other useful twists to go along with its unquestioned uniqueness, making it an absolutely genius desk accessory that legitimately might spend as much time drawing stares as it does lighting your space. — Read the rest
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Save more than 70% off these refurbished iMac and Mac Mini models

Time just flies in computer years. In fact, it's been almost 25 years since the iMac ascended to become Apple's premiere desktop computer. Just a few weeks after announcing the new M1 iMac, the brand's first major redesign in almost a decade, it's now open season on previous generations of iMacs past. — Read the rest
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This course explains what NFTs are

Up until the last few months, it would have been completely acceptable to shrug your shoulders and let your eyes glaze over if someone tried to explain a non-fungible token to you. But after decades of limited ownership over images, gifs, and virtually anything found on the web, the NFT process can now finally give creators a form of ownership over their digital creations. — Read the rest
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The Midnight Pub in Gemini Space is a simple online publication, open to approved applicants, designed to evoke a cosy alleyway drinking hole: "a slow place where reading is as important as writing." It's late. You are seconds away from the main street in a small alley. — Read the rest
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Anal oxygen administration may be life-safer

Having trouble breathing through your mouth? Hang on in there! Anal oxygen administration may soon be a reality. "Researchers are planning oxygen enemas," writes The Economist. As far as is known, no land vertebrate can perform this trick. But, in a paper just published in Cell, Takebe Takanori of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, in Ohio, describes how terrestrial animals might, with a bit of assistance, be enabled to so. — Read the rest
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Watch a beekeeper remove a beehive from a toilet

@texasbeeworks Honeypot! #bees #tiktok #foryou #fyp #nature #amazing #animals #texas ♬ original sound – Erika Thompson Evidently this beekeeper gets some interesting calls! I recently made some simple syrup with locally sourced honey and my kitchen was immediately and intensely over run with bees. — Read the rest
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How conspiracy theories challenge Snopes' mission to find the "truth"

I've mentioned here before that I recently wrote a novel about an addiction support group for conspiracy theorists who accidentally blow a hole in reality (any publishers or lit agents out there: hit me up). One of the fun writing challenges with the book was trying to get the characters to reach common ground, despite the irreconcilable differences between each of their respective conspiracy beliefs. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Debunking, Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, Snopes, Reality Has A Well-known Liberal Bias, Factchecking, Objectivity, Fact-checking, Subjective Reality, Facts Matter, Conspiratorial Thinking, Conspiracist Discourse