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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.

Video: See the beauty of mold growing

Timelapse macro video by Nick Lariontsev, fortunately shot of a petri dish and not the back of my refrigerator.

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Video: Passing a candy bar in a fighter jet

It's not a candy bar commercial, but it could be. (via Devour)

Video: Human cannonball POV

Video from a headcam worn by Gemma "The Jet" Kirby, 25-year-old human cannonball.

Video: A Brief History of Robotics

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.(SciShow)

Supergirl, first look

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Melissa Benoist of Glee fame reinvents herself as Kara Zor-El for the forthcoming TV pilot Supergirl.

Colleen Atwood, the Oscar-winning costume designer, created Supergirl's new duds.

"In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today."

(DC Comics)

Photography: the weird dreamy world of wet ground

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1*8cYw_ImuNWZ376JE-zCZpQ Over at Vantage, Manuel Plantin’s strange street photography of life reflected in puddles of water.

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Interactive comic explains General Relativity

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of General Relativity, the journal Science created an excellent interactive comic explainer of "the theory that conquered the universe." General Relativity (Science)

Video: Domino Etch A Sketch

Excellent stop motion magic combined with domino skills by FlippyKat.

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Mind-bending anamorphic sculpture

Thomas Medicus's incredible anamorphic sculpture, "Emulsifier," consists of 160 painted glass strips.

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DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh in a wonderful animated interview

Excellent animated interview with Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO on how getting glasses opened his eyes, forming a band, and "reporting the good news of de-evolution."

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Chinese restaurant policy against picky customers

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The owner of the San Francisco Chinese restaurant So doesn't tolerate picky eaters.

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Hall & Oates sue Haulin' Oats granola company

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The singing duo filed a case against "artisinal granola" company Early Bird over the name of their Haulin' Oats product.

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Colonization: Venus better than Mars?

The new episode of PBS Space Time asks, "Should we colonize Venus instead of Mars?" Fine with me, so long as we stay away from Europa, and don't attempt any landings there.

Revenge of the Nerds: an emoji quiz

Test your knowledge of the classic film Revenge of the Nerds (1984) with this quiz by Gabe Adiv and Saul Nachshen!

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NYC public schools to close for two Muslim holidays

(Muslim worshippers pray during Eid al-Fitr services in the Queens borough of New York, July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)


(Muslim worshippers pray during Eid al-Fitr services in the Queens borough of New York, July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

The largest public school district in the United State will close for the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr.

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The best Bar Mitzvah music video invite you will ever see

Mazel tov, Brody Criz!

Cheerful video about typing to music (1937)

I'm going to try this kind of music to hopefully increase my blogging.

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NTSB re-investigate plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper

More than 55 years after a plane crash killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson, the National Transportation Safety Board may re-examine the accident, previously thought to be pilot error in the face of bad weather.

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Lovely photo of terminal patient's final visit to the art museum

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A dying woman hoped to visit Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum one last time, so the Stichting Ambulancewens (Ambulance Wish Foundation) granted her wish.

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Why do bugs bug?

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Why do we in the West fear and hate bugs yet for many Japanese people, they are beloved pets and sometimes even delicious food?

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Pot isn't God's mistake, says Republican from Texas House of Reps

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"All that God created is good, including marijuana," says Texas State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) who is proposing a bill to repeal marijuana offenses.

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Light Saber dubstep

An elegant sample, for a more civilized age.

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Hundreds of skeletons found under supermarket

Workers renovating a Paris grocery store stumbled on hundreds of human skeletons buried underneath the building.

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Scary slideshows of the 1800s

Nearly 200 years before Jason and Freddy, Phantasmagories used "magic lantern" technology, a simple image projector lit by a candle or oil lamp, to scare the crap out of people.

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Video: Origami on the dance floor

Dancing paper cranes (with moving electromagnets below their feet).

When Charlie Chaplin's corpse was held for ransom

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In 1978, body snatchers held Charlie Chaplin's dead body hostage, demanding $600,000 for its safe (?) return.

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The average penis size is...

00911784.interactive.aAccording to new scientific research, "the average flaccid, pendulous penis is 9.16 cm (3.61 inches) in length; the average erect penis is 13.12 cm (5.16 inches) long."

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Literally too much crap on Everest

Each year, more than 700 people scale Mount Everest and the human waste they leave behind is a toxic hazard.

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Deeply trippy faux-3D body painting

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Incredibly weird-cool airbrush body art by Natalie Fletcher.

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