David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Bathroom fixtures made from chocolate

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The chocolate bathtub, bidet, toilet, and sink in this $133,000 fixture collection will last for six months at room temperature or until eaten. At least they hide the dirt.

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Robin Sloan on Ye Olde Geek Shoppe

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At Medium, Robin Sloan writes an appreciation of Nerdhaven, the archetypal shop in Everytown "catering to comic book readers, the D&D players, the gatherers-of-Magic."

New video from Haim and celeb friends

For Haim's track "My Song 5" from the perfect Days Are Gone LP, the badass sisters take to a faux tabloid talk show with A$AP Ferg, Kesha, SNL's Vanessa Bayer, Grimes, Big Sean, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), and the girls' proud parents.

New James Jean print from Pressure Printing

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Painter James Jean and astounding artisans Pressure Printing teamed up on this beauty, "Tiger III," only available until 7:59am PDT tomorrow, and future offerings coming to Jean's online shop.

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Gregory Benford on Philip K. Dick

SF author/physicist Gregory Benford reminisces about his friend Philip K. Dick:

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Hello Kitty in space

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Hello Kitty is aboard Japan's Hodoyoshi-3 satellite orbiting the Earth.

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Music video: "Every Movie Robot"

"Every Movie Robot Supercut," Song A Day #2057 by Jonathan Mann.

"The" in band names

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The name of this band is Talking Heads (not The Talking Heads), indeed. At The Atlantic, Dale Eisinger examines the use of "The" in band names.

Video: Hollywood depictions of texting and the Internet

By Tony Zhou.

Anamorphic illusion of Lego Minifigs

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Those Minifigures are actually 2D anamorphic paintings flat on the ground created by the amazing Leon Keer at Legoland Deutschland. See the reality below.

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Tongue is not the strongest muscle in the body

It's actually multiple muscles, and the myth may have emerged because you've probably never felt your tongue get tired. Even still, it isn't the strongest muscle system. The honor of strongest single muscle likely belongs to the masseter, in your jaw. From Scientific American:
gene tn3By sticking a pliable air-filled bulb into a subject’s mouth, scientists can measure the maximal pressure the tongue can exert on an object. This device, called an Iowa oral performance instrument, is placed on the tongue and subjects are asked to push it toward the roofs of their mouths as hard as they can. Scientists also use this bulb to measure endurance, or how long the tongue can hold a certain posture.

Unusual UK Freedom of Information requests

From The Independent, curious Freedom of Information requests sent to UK local governments: What plans are in place to protect the town from a dragon attack? More below.

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3. How many times has the council paid for the services of an exorcist, psychic or religious healer? Were the services performed on an adult, child, pet or building? (Rossendale Council)

5. What precautions, preparations, planning and costings have been undertaken in the case an asteroid crashes into Worthing, a meteorite landing in Worthing or solar activity disrupting electromagnetic fields? (Worthing Borough Council)

9. How many requests were made to council-run historic public-access buildings (e.g. museums) requesting to bring a team of 'ghost investigators' into the building? (Birmingham Council)

Face tracking + projection mapping = very strange

credit: Nobumichi Asai

Airplane parts recycled into furniture

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MotoArt, an outfit I've blogged before that transforms airplane parts into furniture, built this glorious conference table based on an engine scavenged from a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. (via Laughing Squid)

Beat Street, an oral history of the 1984 hip-hop film

Wondering Sound presents a fantastic oral history of the classic hip-hop movie Beat Street that was based on an article written for the Village Voice.

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