Boing Boing guestblogger Connie Choe is a health and culture writer by day and a professional kimchimonger by night.
This video about a young woman who suffers from dystonia
and can only walk backwards is really interesting, but I offer it up with a
sprinkling of disclaimers. 1. It's a clip from the evening news, so naturally
it reeks of sensationalism. 2. This shouldn't necessarily discourage you from
getting the flu vaccine. 3. Some numbskull tweaked about a second of this video
so that it sounds like the reporter is saying this should discourage you from getting the flu vaccine.
If you want to explore some neurological case studies that represent patients as actual people, rather than as tragic spectacles, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks is a great read.
Toaster ovens are the perfect appliance for small things like toasted sandwiches and roasted garlic (try it!), but anything more involved usually requires a full-sized conventional oven.However, despite its small size, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can handle anything from baked pastries to broiled meats. This kitchen appliance has a minimal countertop footprint, and cooks […]
The Pry.Me Bottle Opener holds tens of thousands of times its own weight, and you can pick one up now from the Boing Boing Store.This remarkable keychain is considerably smaller than any of your keys, but don’t let that fool you: it can easily open any bottle, and could even tow a trailer full of […]