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David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Animated interview with Ayn Rand

"I have no faith at all. I only hold convictions." Audio from interview conducted by Mike Wallace in 1959. (Blank on Blank)

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Donald Trump piñatas for sale in Mexico

Donald_Trump_Piatas_for_Sale-936b454fd2bc5d0d108ccc37912cde0e In response to Donald Trump's recent idiotic, racist comments about Mexico and its people, piñata maker Dalton Ramirez of border city Reynosa added a fun new character to his product line.

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Help save 60s icon Owsley's trove of live concert recordings

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When famed 1960s LSD cook and live soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley died in 2011, he left behind 1,000 reels of high-quality concert recordings of The Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, and many more. The Owsley Stanley Foundation has launched an Indiegogo campaign to save those deteriorating tapes.

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Watch this curious and surprising Hot Air Balloon PSA

You'll want to turn up the volume for this one. "Take time to talk to a balloon today."

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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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