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Snail eats lunch

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There's something really unnerving about this little snail eating lunch. It's too gross to be adorable, but too adorable to be gross. Are his little antennae an emotional reaction?

Internet-fired elections and the politics of business as usual


I've got a new Guardian column, Internet-era politics means safe seats are a thing of the past, which analyzes the trajectory of Internet-fuelled election campaigning since Howard Dean, and takes hope in the launch of I'll Vote Green If You Do.

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Cuddly log-pillows

Just in time for the Twin Peaks revival, a microbead-filled, photorealistic plush log pillow, which comes in "birch," "log" and "platanus" (and is glowingly reviewed by hundreds of satisfied customers).

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Watch Adam Savage build a model of the maze from The Shining

Adam Savage has been having a lot of fun making models lately (like this cosmonaut model). In this video, we get to see the large scale model of the Overlook Hotel's maze that he built.

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Everyday people as superheroes hanging off skyscrapers (really)

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Benjamin Von Wong, the man behind "everyday people photographed as 'Super Athletes,'" has since photographed everyday people dressed as superheroes actually on the edge of skyscrapers. Behind-the-scenes video below.

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Poll: 54% of Republicans believe, “deep down,” Obama is a Muslim

Alex Theodoridis of the University of California at Merced asked Republicans, Democrats, and Independents "Which of these do you think most likely describes what Obama believes deep down?"

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Beautiful minimalist scissors from Japan

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These Craft Design Technology Scissors, made in Japan, are minimalist shears of beauty. They're $65 and ship free from Okinawa. (Amazon)

Star Wars Millenium Falcon-scene car shade

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"That's no moon. It's a space station." immediately popped into my head as I drove past a parked car displaying this fantastic Star Wars window shade.

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Tactical cutlery


The Buck 941 Travelmate Kit Chocolate Paperstone Knife is a tactical spreading knife with a clip-on multispork.

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Cellulose fibre filler - cure for stripped screw holes in wood

For years, I was frustrated by stripped screw holes, particularly with wooden doors. To get a screw to stay in the stripped hole, I stuffed wood pieces, plastic anchors, basically anything I could find that would fit in the hole. Usually the fix failed, and I was again searching for a MacGyver fix.

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Billboards tell the stories of professionals who can't afford London anymore


The London is Changing project collects the personal stories of professional people who are leaving the city because it has been remade as a playground for the global rich.

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In 1997, Gillian Anderson posed as Morticia Addams

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Photographed by Mark Seliger for US Magazine, Ms. Anderson posed as every weirdo's favorite mama. It was hot.

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Scan of 1,000-year-old statue with mummy hidden inside

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A CT scan of a 1,000-year-old statue of Chinese Buddhist master master Liuquan revealed the mummy inside.

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Cannabis 114 times less deadly than alcohol

Research published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that alcohol is the deadliest recreational drug, followed by heroin, cocaine, and tobacco. Cannabis, at the bottom of the list, is 114 times less deadly than alcohol.

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WATCH: An extremely dumbed down history of getting ripped off

"While smart people have many sources of wealth, their favorite is renewable and highly abundant: idiots like you." This 2:40 video shows the ways people foolishly throw their money away (and enrich predatory smart people): banks, advertising, and the lottery.

Enjoy this video of the fabulously weird snake-necked turtle

Shot at a zoo in Costa Rica, this footage gives a little glimpse into the hypnotic spectator sport that watching these little guys could be. You could pick up your Walmart bong, catch a flight to the zoo, park yourself in front of the tank, and have a real nice afternoon.

Record player in a tree trunk slice

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Silvan Audio Workshop is a father-son shop of "wood-savvy audio nuts" who customize high-end Rega RP1 turntables by mounting them in a plinth fashioned from a full slice of tree trunk. You can score a full outfit or send them your own Rega for customization via their Kickstarter: Silvan Audio Workshop

UPDATE: For a variety of strikingly similar modified turntables like the below that have been in production for a number of years, check out Audiowood!

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Salt is weird and beautiful

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At Vantage, Christine Lorenz's macrophotography reveals the alien structures of salt.

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Sterling Archer Draper Pryce

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Sterling Archer Draper Pryce is a fantastic tumblr, blending the wit of Archer with the images of Mad Men.

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Canada's new surveillance bill eliminates any pretense of privacy


Michael Geist writes, "Canada's proposed anti-terrorism legislation is currently being debated in the House of Commons, with the government already serving notice that it plans to limit debate. That decision has enormous privacy consequences, since the bill effectively creates a 'total information awareness' approach that represents a radical shift away from our traditional understanding of public sector privacy protection."

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Embroidered "snapshots" of travel sights

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Instead of simply taking photos of the places she visits, Teresa Lim makes embroidery snapshots.

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Strikingly 3D geometric tattoos

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Exquisite geometric tattoos by Berlin-based artist Chaim Machlev.

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Monte Halparin celebrates 94th

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You probably know him better from his days on Let's Make A Deal, as Monty Hall.

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Jeb Bush motivational posters

The smart one of the family shares his wisdom.

Electric photos of the Neon Museum, Las Vegas

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Over at GONE, Matt Crump's gorgeous photography of the The Neon Museum of Las Vegas, a retirement home for beautiful casino signage of an earlier era.

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Brushing out massive amounts of shedding dog hair

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Winter is drawing to a close in California, and that means shedding time. I use a combination of brushes to keep my home, and my Great Pyrenees, manageable.

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The Americas' Oldest Teenager

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She's approximately 12,000 years old now, but when she died in the Yucatan Peninsula she was only a teen.

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Frozen Foster Beach, Chicago: cool photos shared by a Boing Boing reader

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A fun spot in Chicago to hang and picnic during the summer becomes a surreal ice-scape during wintry weather.

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The Wangs of San Francisco NSFW

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Thanks to writer Ali Wunderman and illustrator Minnie Phan at the Bold Italic, there's now a handy, dandy visual guide to the wangs you'll see around San Francisco.

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Don't Drink and Derive

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Well played, Hoffman's Bistro and Patisserie in Santa Cruz. Photo courtesy of funny man, Mighty Mike McGee.