Lisa Hix of Collectors Weekly says: "I just did a deep dive on dark rides, and I thought you'd get a kick out of it. I go into how the first dark rides — the 1920s Pretzel — just relied on manual sound effects and its curvy track to freak people out. Later, they got soundtracks, electric eyes, pneumatics, all that. Most dark rides still don't have animatronics or Pepper's ghosts like Haunted Mansion.
You're welcome! Happy Halloween, here's a pair of pig eyeballs disintegrating over time. [Video Link] READ THE REST
Oftentimes, tradition becomes so instilled in us that it feels like it's always been that way. Not so, with the annual pvc pipe Halloween candy chute. There was a time when trick-or-treaters would come right to the door and residents would hand, yes, use their HANDS to give candy to the children. As bizarre as… READ THE REST
Here's a little Halloween treat, a conversation with Boing Boing contributor, Peter Bebergal (Season of the Witch, Strange Frequencies) on The Vibe of the Tribe Podcast. Peter talks with the hosts about the monsters of Jewish folklore. This Halloween, get spooked by monsters of Jewish lore as occult expert Peter Bebergal returns to The Vibe… READ THE REST
Sometimes, you run across an item that's so functional and necessary that you've gotta have it. Other times, you find something that's so wonderfully geeky that you've gotta have it. The sweet spot is when you can find something that scratches both of those distinct itches. These Star Trek edition KeySmart Pro Key Organizers with… READ THE REST
With so many different protocols, competing frameworks, and differences of opinion floating around, it's often tough for the text industry to come together and agree on virtually anything. However, time and circumstance can occasionally come together to codify a certain app, tool, or technique as the one true way to get things done. When it… READ THE REST
Thanks to machine learning, algorithms know us now as well as we know ourselves. Once artificial intelligence starts building a file on you and your habits, assessing data, then extrapolating outcomes, it becomes very clear how much we each follow our own particular patterns – and how easy it is for some smart AI to… READ THE REST