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David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner and Medium's head of creative services. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Watch: Solving a Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds, new world record

Pennsylvania high school student Collin Burns broke the Rubik's Cube world record on Saturday when he solved the puzzle in 5.25 seconds.

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Watch this MIT neuroscience professor shave her head to teach neuroanatomy

In MIT neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher's latest BrainTalk, she shaves her head and explains neuroanatomy as graduate student Rosa Lafer-Sousa draws in the detail.

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Wanksy draws penises around potholes in England, gets them repaired

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Street "artist" Wanksy called attention to potholes in Manchester, England by drawing penises around them in non-permanent paint. Within a few days, they were repaired. Now that's a real pubic service.

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Designer dildo contains ashes of dead lover

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Designer Mark Sturkenboom's "21 Grams" is a glass dildo containing the ashes of a dead person. It's storied in an exquisitely-crafted box integrating a perfume diffuser and iPhone amplifier to trigger memories of the lost loved one.

"After a passing, the missing of intimacy with that person is only one aspect of the pain and grief," Sturkemboom says. "This forms the base for 21 Grams. The urn offers the possibility to conserve 21 grams of ashes of the deceased and displays an immortal desire. By bringing different nostalgic moments together like the scent of his perfume, 'their' music, reviving the moment he gave her her first ring, it opens a window to go back to moments of love and intimacy."

(Deezen)

Design for a vertical city in the Sahara desert

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OXO Architects created this experimental design for a vertical city within a tower in the Sahara desert.

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Stop-motion Transformers movie

Transformers Generation, six months in the making. Directed by Harris Loureiro who says, "Finally it is done!"

Watch train get blown off a bridge yesterday in Louisiana

High winds blew train cars and shipping containers off an Elmwood, Louisiana bridge yesterday.

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"Blade Runner Reality" on Instagram

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If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes. Over at Vantage, an interview with Ryan Allen and Siddharth Chander, creators of the fantastic Blade Runner Reality account on Instagram.

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Wild photo: Snake emerges from larger snake's mouth

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Dick Mulder of Corfu, Greece was surprised when he examined a four-lined snake that his pet cat had just killed and watched a small Dahl's whip snake emerge from the bigger snake's mouth.

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Photos of flying cars

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Sylvain Viau photographed a fine fleet of flying cars. Sure, they're nice speeders, but ever since the XP-38 came out, they just aren't in demand.

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Middle school principal's (non) helpful email to parents about social media

My Medium colleague Jason Stirman received a letter from his son's middle school principal asking parents to prohibit fifth and sixth graders from participating in social media, and uses Instagram's terms of service as a straw man.

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Fantastic tabletop Battle of Hoth

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Incredible Battle of Hoth gaming table created by the fine gaming enthusiasts at Beasts of War. Video below.

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Incredible face makeup illusions

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More mind-blowing makeup jobs by Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho.

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Wetsuit that looks like a suit

The True Wetsuit is designed by Quiksilver and available in Japan.

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Video of a LEGO automobile

Raul Oaida is a maker of many great contraptions, including a LEGO car powered by compressed air. (The Adaptors)

Stuff Smith's "If You're A Viper" (1936)

"I dreamed about a reefer 5 feet long, Mighty Mezz and not too strong, You'll get high but not for long, Cause you'se a viper."

Yoda in a 14th century illuminated manuscript

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Historians Damien Kempf and Maria L. Gilbert, whose new book Medieval Monsters collects illustrations from bestiaries, travel books, maps, bibles, and other medieval documents, spotted Yoda in a 14th century manuscript called the Smithfield Decretals.

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