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Vaping hoodie with mouthpiece in the drawstring

Vaprwear has a vaping chamber in the central pocket that feeds smoke out through the drawstring around the hood; they cost about $100 each, in a variety of styles. No word on washing instructions.

Interactive comic explains General Relativity


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)

Music: "Destroyer," The Kinks (1981)

"Girl, I want you here with me, But I'm really not as cool as I'd like to be."

Lubing your cables for fun and safety

Core Tools CT104 Cable Luber

I always sort of assumed that cables just break. They do, but you can prolong their life with some lube.

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Video: Domino Etch A Sketch

Excellent stop motion magic combined with domino skills by FlippyKat.

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An intense barrage of images from modern Shanghai

Shanghai Blink. No words, no captions, no white space. Only an intense barrage of images from modern Shanghai, in endless variation.

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For Harrison Ford


“Nice try, Lao Che!” - ✊

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Man burned by fajitas while praying can't sue restaurant

Applebee's fajitas. Image: Applebee's.

Applebee's fajitas. Image: Applebee's.

Applebee's customer Hiram Jimenez was bowing his head to pray over his plate of fajitas when he heard "a loud sizzling noise, followed by 'a pop noise' and then felt a burning sensation in his left eye and on his face."

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A better way to husk corn


Musical instrument mimics almost any other instrument

The Artiphon Instrument 1 can be played like a keyboard, drum, or stringed instrument. It was invented by Mike Butera, who has a doctorate in sound studies. The early bird Kickstarter price is $299.

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Oxytocin spray makes men eat less

LA Times: A Harvard Medical School study "found that 25 healthy men who got a dose of aerosolized oxytocin and then offered a man-sized serving of breakfast consumed fewer calories, decreased their fat intake, and showed improved measures of metabolic function such as insulin sensitivity."

Sheriffs from 3 states very sad about Colorado's legal weed

 Image: Shutterstock

Image: Shutterstock

Sheriffs from Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas are suffering from a "crisis of conscience" because Colorado law forbids them from busting dope-smoking hippies.

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How much did Woodstock '69 musicians make? A list

Ultimate Guitar posted a list of the reported artists' earnings from the Woodstock '69 festival. Hendrix tops the list at $18,000. The Grateful Dead got $2,500, which is less than what scalpers are charging for their upcoming show. Here's the list:
  1. Jimi Hendrix – $18,000
  2. Blood, Sweat and Tears – $15,000
  3. Joan Baez – $10,000
  4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - $10,000
  5. The Band - $7,500
  6. Janis Joplin - $7,500
  7. Jefferson Airplane – $7,500
  8. Sly and the Family Stone – $7,000
  9. Canned Heat – $6,500
  10. The Who – $6,250
  11. Richie Havens – $6,000
  12. Arlo Guthrie - $5,000
  13. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – $5,000
  14. Ravi Shankar – $4,500
  15. Johnny Winter – $3,750
  16. Ten Years After – $3,250
  17. Country Joe and the Fish – $2,500
  18. Grateful Dead - $2,500
  19. The Incredible String Band - $2,250
  20. Mountain - $2,000
  21. Tim Hardin - $2,000
  22. Joe Cocker - $1,375
  23. Sweetwater - $1,250
  24. John B. Sebastian - $1,000
  25. Melanie - $750
  26. Santana - $750
  27. Sha Na Na - $700
  28. Keef Hartley - $500
  29. Quill - $375

Finnish millionaire gets EUR54K speeding ticket

Finland has progressive fines for driving offenses, so the more you earn, the more you pay.

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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


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

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Watch: documentary about Sucklord, eccentric bootleg toymaker

Here's a terrific video profile of Sucklord, maker of bootleg mashup mutant action figures. "I'm a good person trying to be worse."

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Hall & Oates sue Haulin' Oats granola company


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.

William Gibson on fashion

William Gibson is the only science fiction writer I know of with his name on a line of exclusive couture repro military clothes from a Japanese company.

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Magic Books - the secret art of book hacking

What is a book? The commonly held notion is pretty simple: it is an object made of pieces of paper, glued or bounded together, with stuff written in it. Indisputable. But, maybe, there is more than meets the eye.

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Ninja of Die Antwoord talks CHAPPiE: The Boing Boing interview

Die Antwoord's Ninja sat down with us for a Boing Boing TV interview about the making of the robot drama CHAPPiE, directed by fellow South African Neill Blomkamp. Yo-Landi Visser co-stars in the film along with Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, and Dev Patel.

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Watch: young dolphins learn to spin

Scientists have two hypotheses about why dolphins leap out of the water and spin. One is that they are getting rid of parasites. The other is that they making an emotional "exclamation point" about something that just happened.

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Cave Evil: a game of brutal necro-demonic dungeon warfare

Imagine a game where Gary Gygax had been possessed by Abdul Alhazred, the fabled author of the Necronomicon. This makes more sense than to believe Cave Evil was crafted by a bunch of game geeks in their basement.

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Games return to Boing Boing

Our game site, Offworld, is returning Monday as a place for happy mutants who love to explore new worlds.

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The Miracle Cube Timer is not a miracle, but it's still useful

cube-timerI bought this Miracle Cube Timer ($15) for exercise and meditation, but I'm using is mostly for cooking.

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Harrison Ford crashes his vintage plane, seriously injured


Harrison Ford reportedly crashed his small plane at a Los Angeles golf course and has been taken to the hospital in critical condition. He recently signed on to star in Blade Runner 2. More as the story develops....

UPDATE 1: KNX 1070 radio has confirmed the pilot was Harrison Ford.

UPDATE 2: From CBS: "The small, yellow plane crashed about 2:24 p.m. at Penmar Golf Course, 1233 Rose Ave., not far from the Santa Monica airport, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott. The pilot, identified as actor Harrison Ford by entertainment website, was the only person on board. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition."

UPDATE 3: Variety: "The actor was the only one aboard the plane and the only person who sustained injuries."

Update 4: NBC: "Howard Tabe, an employee at the Penmar Golf Course, said 'There was blood all over his face ... Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip.'"

Update 5: A bit of not-horrible news: NBC reports that Ford's "injuries were originally described as 'critical,' but sources emphasized they are better characterized as serious, including lacerations to the head and possible fractures."


A truer-words-never-spoken woven label to sew into your crafting projects. (via Making Light)

A Steampunk video time capsule from The Edwardian Ball 2015

An abundance of steampunk goggles, corsetry, ballroom dancing, and theatrical stagings of the works of Edward Gorey. Contains actual steam whistles.

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