Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

WATCH: Teddy the porcupine grunts and squeaks over Halloween treats

I had no idea porcupines made these weird sounds of pleasure. They sound like erotic pugs.

[video link, via Reddit]

WATCH: Photo Math, a smartphone camera calculator

I'm math-brain handicapped, and wish I'd had this all my life.

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WATCH: Dispense ice-cold candies from your refrigerator's ice dispenser

Give this man a Nobel diabeetus prize.

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Your daily kitten photos: Skittles, who is adoptable in Brooklyn

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Some great photos by reader A. Cromwell, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

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Fairies in real life riding on an elephant's back, no big deal

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A photo by reader Fred Facker, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

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Sweden hunts for mystery undersea intruder, could be Russia or possibly Nessie

The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen and a guard boat are seen in the search for suspected 'foreign underwater activity' at Namdo Bay, Stockholm October 21, 2014. [TT News Agency]


The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen and a guard boat are seen in the search for suspected 'foreign underwater activity' at Namdo Bay, Stockholm October 21, 2014.
[TT News Agency]

Sweden's military is working on two new observations that could be evidence of suspected "foreign underwater activity" near the country's capital, said a senior naval officer today.

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Watch: Pibot, a robotic pilot to fly planes that were designed to be operated by humans

In South Korea, researchers are developing a robotic pilot that could one day replace humans in the cockpit.

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Video: Meet some creepy, eerie see critters who live deep down in the ocean depths

A Halloween video from The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute:

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Color gradient art installation made from thousands of objects, by Dan Tobin Smith

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Loving this massive, overwhelming color gradient installation by Dan Tobin Smith.

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Polygon paper skull mask

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Etsyer Wintercroft offers plans and instructions to make your own 3D polygon skull mask from cardboard.

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Vote Chewbacca

Men walk past a pre-election poster with a portrait of a candidate from the Internet party of Ukraine, Stepan Chewbacca, in the centre of Kiev

Men walk past a pre-election poster with a portrait of a candidate from the Internet party of Ukraine, Stepan Chewbacca, in the centre of Kiev October 21, 2014.

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Grossout video: Moth and tick removed from man's ear

A big guy had a bug fly in his ear. “We thought it was a little white moth, but what came out is unbelievable.” Ewwww. [Video, via Reddit]

Nazi war criminals collect millions of dollars in Social Security after leaving the U.S.

This undated photo shows the main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I, which was liberated by the Russians in January 1945. Writing  at  the gate reads: "Arbeit macht frei" (Work makes free - or work liberates).


This undated photo shows the main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I, which was liberated by the Russians in January 1945. Writing at the gate reads: "Arbeit macht frei" (Work makes free - or work liberates).

“Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States,” an Associated Press investigation has found.

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NYT ad for Dracula's Broadway premiere, 1931, starring Bela Lugosi

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In the New York Times' Time Machine. So cool.

A ten-second toaster, for breakfast in a hurry

YouTuber Photonicinduction tests a toaster to its limits-- and beyond. [Link, via Devour]