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Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE. He is editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects



Manfrotto mini tripod

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The Manfrotto mini tripod look to be a worthy replacement for my current mini-tripod, which is falling apart.

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1966: the coolest year in pop culture history

Hal Lifson is in love with the year 1966. He believes it represents the high water mark for pop culture.

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Recommendation for a¬†grip strengthener

Over at the relaunched Askcooltools.com, I asked readers to recommend a good grip strengthener.

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WATCH: Japanese people who live in Internet cafes because they can't afford apartments

This short documentary is from a three-part series, "Japan's Disposable Workers."

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95-year-old man breaks 200m sprinting world record for his age group

Charles Eugster, 95, beat the previous record that was set in 2013.

Fastest increase in U.S. oil inventories on record

The United States is producing so much oil that analysts are "beginning to wonder if the U.S. has enough room to store all its oil."

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$9 stick-on LED light strip

I just ordered a pair of these $9 stick-on LED light strips for our craft supplies closet and under-stairs storage space.

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My Magic Kit at Quarterly.co

My most recent Quarterly.co mailing was a magic kit of tricks I selected. I wanted to provided as many high-quality tricks as possible for the $50 cost. My next Quarterly.co mailing is a selection of Quirky Kitchen Gadgets, which you can order now.

The Buddyback pose: Movie posters of cops posing back-to-back

Heidi MacDonald of Comics Beats says: "I was tooling around on the internet the other night, and unexpectedly came across this masterpiece:

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Windermere Cay apartments in Florida are so awful they will fine residents $10,000 for negative reviews

Windermere Cay apartments in Winter Garden, Florida makes its residents sign a "Social Media Addendum" agreement that stipulates a $10,000 fine for "publishing or airing negative commentary" about Windermere Cay.

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Post-apocalyptic Charlie Brown and Snoopy

Original art by Max Dunbar. Inks by Vitali Iakovlev. Colors by Sean Ellery. [via]

People have a terrible time drawing the Apple logo from memory

From the  study; "Examples of the Apple logo drawn from memory by participants in the present study, as well as the the user type, assigned score, and confidency judgement. The logo in the center is the only one out of the 85 that received a perfect score of 14."


From the study; "Examples of the Apple logo drawn from memory by participants in the present study, as well as the the user type, assigned score, and confidency judgement. The logo in the center is the only one out of the 85 that received a perfect score of 14."

New research published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology found that even Mac fankids are unable to draw the Apple logo from memory.

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Notorious Russian hacker on vacation nabbed by US agents

Roman Seleznev and his Dodge Challenger SR in front of the Kremlin in Moscow. The photo was found on his mobile phone.


Roman Seleznev and his Dodge Challenger SR in front of the Kremlin in Moscow. The photo was found on his mobile phone.

Roman Seleznev, the 30-year-old son of a "prominent Russian lawmaker," has been on the U.S. Secret Service's radar for more than ten years. Wanted for trafficking in stolen credit cards, he was finally apprehended in the Maldives as he was about to board a plane back to Russia.

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75 year old woman strangles rabid raccoon that attacked her

 Image: Shutterstock


Image: Shutterstock

Cas Overton was walking in a Richmond, Virginia botanical garden on Saturday afternoon when an enraged, rabid raccoon attacked her leg.

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How to get rid of hideous pantry moths

We've been battling pesky pantry moths in our kitchen cupboards. They get into any open container of rice, flour, cereal, chips, nuts, etc. Then they breed in the boxes and bags.

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Mob style beating at Chuck E. Cheese over broken photo booth

A group of birthday celebrators at a Chuck E. Cheese in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio became upset when they learned that a photo booth was out of order.

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Accused Facebook fraudster vanishes before trial

In 2010, Paul Ceglia of New York sued Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that Zuckerberg had given him a 50% stake in Facebook, now worth $29 billion. Ceglia presented a contract signed by Zuckerberg to bolster his claim.

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Crowdfunded initiative to pierce the Moon with anime spear raises $300k

An $850k anime-related initiative to put a tiny spear on the moon is one-third of the way to getting funded.

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After shaking hands, people sniff their hands

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel secretly videoed 153 volunteers to see if they sniffed their hands after shaking hands.

New Scientist:

After shaking hands with someone of the same sex, on average volunteers sniffed their shaking hand more than twice as much as they did before the handshake. If the person was of the opposite sex, they smelled their non-shaking hand twice as much as before the handshake. This usually happened once the experimenter had left the room.

A graph of how much people drink as they grow older

When men are twenty-five years old, they are at their drinking peak: 13 drinks a week. Women peak at age 40, drinking about 4 alcoholic beverages a week.

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How to make your own sliced deck of cards

A few hours after I ordered a box of half-wide playing cards I realized I had the tools and materials to make my own.

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Handbags look like cartoon drawings

Jump From Paper sells pop-art backs and knapsacks that look like something that Dick Bruna's Miffy would own.

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Airbag video: the difference 7/100ths of a second make

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WATCH: car occupants toss bales of weed from car with cops in pursuit

The two gents in this car tried to surreptitiously jettison a huge stash of weed they were hauling in Arizona, but in the end they were captured and charged.

Rudy Giuliani crackpot quotes turned into motivational posters

Seventeen posters with quotes from unhinged gasbag Rudy Giuliani.

Special eyeglasses thwart face recognition

glassesA computer security company has developed two kinds of anti face-recognition eyeglasses.

One uses infrared LEDs in the frame to dazzle video cameras. The other uses retro-reflective materials to bounce back a camera's flash.

Watch: how Digital Light Processing works

Ben Krasnow is the modern Way Things Work. In this video, he shows how Digital Light Processing projectors work.

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What is the greatest moment in geek history?

Our friend Daniel Terdiman is polling Fast Company readers to determine the greatest moment in geek history. Weigh in here.

Watch: Gary Groth talks about the the history of Fantagraphics

The Comic Archive interviewed Gary Groth about the origins of The Comics Journal and Fantagraphics, the world's greatest book publisher (Jim Woodring, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Hernandez Brothers, Peter Bagge, etc).