Happy Harbor Seal Friday

Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) underwater off the coast of Monterey.

Photographed by Monterey Bay Aquarium staffer Pete Bridson.

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Goldfish on a motorcyle, Vietnam (a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool)

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"Taking the fish for a ride, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam."

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Here's looking at you, monkey

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A Squirrel Monkey peers into a photographer's lens at London Zoo, August 21, 2014.

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First-ever Disneyland ticket


Mikayakatnt posted this image of the first Disneyland gate-ticket ever sold, from opening day, July 17, 1955.

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Frozen/Haunted Mansion stretch-gallery mashup

Its creator, DJ Clulow, promises to start selling prints of it in his Etsy store ASAP.

Frozen Haunted Mansion [Instagram/DJ Clulow]

(via Walt and Mickey)

Just look at these boneless bananas.


Just look at them.

Headboard made from books


Kassandra bought the books at thrift shops and nailed them in place, double-sided taping the top pages to keep them in place.

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Ikea may not kill Ikeahackers fan-site after all


Ikeahackers -- a venerable fan-site that competed with Ikea's newly launched, empty "online community" -- were previously threatened by Ikea and looked to face extinction.

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Buttle/Tuttle mixup: Cops tell innocent woman she is dead, then throw her in jail

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Shannon Renee McNeal (right), a 42-year-old woman, has filed a lawsuit against St Louis police and court personnel after they falsely arrested her on felony drug possession charges that were meant for Shannon Raquel McNeal (left), who was 13 years younger. The booking officer at the jail acknowledged that Shannon Renee McNeal's fingerprints didn't match the wanted woman's (who, incidentally, had been dead for three months before the warrant was approved) but jailed her anyway, using the "not my problem" excuse.

A county clerk also allegedly confirmed the officer’s mistake, but Shannon Renee McNeal was still transferred to the city’s department of corrections and assigned a caseworker. After the caseworker also confirmed she was not the suspect, McNeal was allegedly told to retain her own attorney -- which she could not afford -- or notify prosecutors herself.

The suit states that McNeal was kept in jail for two days despite the multiple confirmations of her innocence, during which time she was sprayed with pesticides that burned her stomach and back, before being released on the orders of Circuit Judge Thomas Frawley.

McNeal was fired from her job from the mistake and has to pay to get her named expunged from public databases that falsely claim she has a criminal record.

Insane case of mistaken identity: Woman arrested, told she’s actually dead, jailed anyway

Bomb Run – 1950s-era war comics filled with intense ironic twists and surprise endings


Part of Fantagraphics’ fabulous EC Library series, collecting and beautifully-presenting the best of Max and William Gaines’ EC Comics, Bomb Run collects the 50s-era war comics of Kurtzman and Severin.

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Breathtaking aurora snapshot from the Space Station

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Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweets from the International Space Station: "Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this. 10 minutes ago on the #ISS #aurora." Another shot below.

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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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"Wallflower," by Texas trio Purple

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Purple hails from east Texas. I'm looking forward to their new album, 409, which comes out later in the year. (Watch the video for their song, Wallflower.)

Australian surveillance law will legalize snooping on and hacking the entire Internet


The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation wants the power to break into any computer on the Internet and to spy on any person in the world: Liberal MP Philip Ruddock says "We are now looking at how you find out what people are thinking about even before they do it."

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Goth-Icky: vintage monster art, selected by MST3K's Mike Nelson


In 2005, MST3K's Mike Nelson published Goth-Icky: A Macabre Menagerie of Morbid Monstrosities, part of the Pop Ink series -- it's a gorgeous graphic tour of four-color monster art that were pulled from the archives of the Charles S. Anderson Design Company.

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