[click chart to embiggen] There has been much talk of radiation exposure levels in the news, and here on Boing Boing, this past week. But it can be hard to wrap your head around what those measurements mean, and how they compare to things you may have already experienced in life. Well, it was, until XKCD created this exceptionally helpful chart showing exactly how much radiation exposure you might encounter by doing something like flying from LA to NYC, getting a chest x-ray, hanging out at Chernobyl, living near the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, or sleeping next to another human being. This rules.
Mask mandates saved lives, according to a study conducted by Missouri's health department. This was not the outcome that governor Mike Parson wanted, so the study was buried. The Missouri Independent forced them to reveal it with a Freedom of Information Act filing. The study compared infection and death rates in St. Louis, St. Louis… READ THE REST
The Journal of Universal Rejection is the most exclusive periodical of them all: it accepts nothing. Founder Caleb Emmons elaborates: The founding principle of the Journal of Universal Rejection (JofUR) is rejection. Universal rejection. That is to say, all submissions, regardless of quality, will be rejected. Despite that apparent drawback, here are a number of… READ THE REST
Early Friday morning, the Moon moved through the Earth's shadow to create the longest lunar eclipse in almost 600 years. During this near-total eclipse, 97% of the Moon went dark. The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles captured the three and a half hour event and sped it up into the lovely one minute video above. READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. We're certain you've mastered your way around the kitchen recently, and to be honest, it calls your name every day since the first crack you made at that TikTok macaroni dish.… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Let's face it, following through on things may not be your strong suit. From canceling plans with friends last minute to putting off those annoying errands till tomorrow (for the second… READ THE REST