Glen Wexler's photo of us for Fast Company a couple years ago (right) perhaps led you to believe that we Boing Boingers are masters of the pogo stick. That is true, but sadly we are no match for the Xpogo team seen above in New York City.
Karting driver Luca Corberi, 23, crashed his kart at a race in Lonato, Italy, on Sunday. Rather than head back to the stands and put his feet up for the rest of the event, he grabbed his vehicle's detached bumper, headed back to the roadside, then hurled it at Paolo Ippolito, the opponent he blamed… READ THE REST
Ray Wells, Jr. seems to defy gravity as he clears five hurdles, the last of which is 155 cm. That is a lot of fast-twitch muscle fiber, and about three times the average vertical leap of someone his age. Here he is clearing 55 inches earlier this year: The previous record holder was not available… READ THE REST
This pitcher has some pretty good sleight of hand before delivering a called strike from what appeared to be his empty hand, but is the pitch legal? Pitchers can't balk, or start a pitch and then not finish it. They also can't engage in unsportsmanlike conduct, which in most rulebooks specifies players can't distract the… READ THE REST
This week in thinking machines news, a Harvard professor and his students have now raised $14 million to create artificial intelligence so smart that even hackers can't crack it. Meanwhile, reports from the White House suggest the federal government is close to issuing their directives on how agencies should regulate AI going forward. And if… READ THE REST
Back when you used to split time between home and the office, it really wasn't usually a big deal. But now that you spend hour after hour tapping away at that one laptop all day and all night long, you should probably start paying attention to just how freakin' hot that thing is getting. In… READ THE REST
When you decide to sign on to learning a new language, you're not doing it so you can learn how to conjugate verbs in Spanish. You're learning it so if you go to Mexico or run into a Spanish speaker, you'll be able to converse and understand what's happening around. Dull classroom recitations and boring… READ THE REST