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David Pescovitz

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

Chris Squire, Yes bassist, RIP

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Chris Squire, bassist for the influential prog rock band Yes, died on Saturday of acute erythroid leukemia. He was 67.

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Watch this great documentary about people who think they are gods

"Those Who Are Jesus" is Steven Eastwood's fascinating 2001 documentary about three people who have true delusions of grandeur based on "profoundly religious or revalatory experiences."

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Meh, cisgender, jeggings, and other new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary

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Also: Photobomb, crowdfund, totes, sext, and nearly 500 more.

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Man struck by lightning twice has the perfect name

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Rod. His name is actually Rod.

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Multitasking can make you pedal faster

A new study shows that people using a stationary bike to exercise pedal faster when they're also working on a mental task. The University of Florida researchers had actually expected that the multitasking would hinder both activities.

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Winona Ryder to star in new Netflix paranormal TV show

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Winona Ryder signed on as star of a forthcoming Netflix drama about the high weirdness, conspiracy theories, and paranormal reports around the Montauk Project, alleged US government experiments on Long Island involving time travel, psi-ops, and teleportation.

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Full meals of rocks that look like food

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Over at Weird Universe, Alex posted his fun photos from the San Diego County Fair of "an exhibit of rocks that look like food."

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Beautiful portable camping kitchen

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The Camp Champ is a stately and elegant mobile kitchen with equipment and utensils for six that collapses into a compact wooden box. Its construction reminds me of a magician's stage illusion!

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Watch this to learn why people love bacon

The Science of Bacon

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How one person "cheated sleep"

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Polyphasic sleep is a method of training your body to requiring much less sleep by taking multiple short naps throughout the day instead of one long sleeping time at night. Over at Quartz, science-trained journalist Akshat Rathi reports on his year-long experiment attempting to "cheat sleep."

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Rent a camping tent in someone's backyard near Google X for $46/night

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Need a place to stay near Google X in Mountain View? John Potter is renting out a 9' x 7' Coleman tent in his backyard on Airbnb for $46/night. You're allowed one shower per day and can eat inside too.

"It kind of is (outrageous)," Potter told CBS SF Bay Area. "But maybe they should build more affordable housing in Mountain View."

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App for subscribing to a network of clean NYC bathrooms

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For $25/month, you can soon have access to a network of guaranteed clean bathrooms in New York City through a new app called Looie. The service launches in July with seven bathrooms at cafes and restaurants in TriBeCa.

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Watch the first ever TV commercial for Super Mario Bros. from 1985

Approximate translation: "It's the Family Computer's Dream Adventure Game, "Super Mario Bros."! With a mysterious power, he gains a great transformation! Explore the earth, underground, the sea, the sky, and much more to see in this complete world."

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Researchers developing tiny robots to travel through body and fire projectiles

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Researchers demonstrated an early proof-of-concept system in which tiny robots inside your body, controlled by an MRI machine, could self-assemble into a Gauss gun and fire projectiles to clear blockages or deliver drugs. Video below.

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COOP's big new Devil Girl embossed print from Pressure Printing

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From our pal COOP and the fine artisans at Pressure Printing, this new "Devil Girl Odalisque" large-scale relief print.

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Diary by erotica editor who sells her services on Fiverr

Over at On-Demand, journalist and arts critic Kaite Welsh writes about how she uses Fiverr to supplement her income by editing amateur erotica, and shares her most common editorial notes, starting with "That's not where the clitoris is."

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WATCH: Pomplamoose cover "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves

Pomplamoose plays a delightful cover of "Walking on Sunshine," a 1983 classic by Katrina and the Waves. Pomplamoose's new album Besides is just out this week.

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