WATCH: 3D-printed robotic spider dress teases the future of responsive fashion

If you're at CES, Friday is the last day to see this 3D-printed robotic spider dress in action. Read the rest

Map of how French genders countries of the world

Redditor afrofagne created an interesting map of how countries are gendered in French globally. Some interesting patterns: Read the rest

WATCH: Musicless MacGyver opening credits

YouTuber Mario Wienerroither has done another great Foley reimagining, this time with musicless MacGyver. Foley artist? More like FAUXley artist, amirite? Read the rest

LISTEN: Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Here are eight new lateral thinking puzzles that you can try on your friends and family -- see who can make sense of these odd scenarios using only yes-or-no questions.

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Sharpening the contradictions: why jihadis attack cartoonists

France has one of the least politicized, least religious Muslim populations in Europe, millions who, by and large, don't really think about faith or politics (just like most other people) -- but if the horrific death of cartoonists can inspire reprisals against the rank-and-file, perhaps they will find sympathy for the extremists' cause. Read the rest

Collapsible silicone kitchen strainer

This silicone kitchen strainer is an absolutely awesome kitchen tool! Read the rest

Porn companies carpetbomb Google with sloppy takedowns, remove tons of Github projects

Takedown Piracy is a copyright enforcement outfit that works on behalf of porn companies; they sent thousands of takedown notices to Google demanding the censorship of search-results for links to pages that contained the word "pure," "rebound," "lipstick," and other common words, including several Github pages that had nothing to do with their clients' movies. Read the rest

Poo Emoji Button-Up Shirt

Now crowdfunding at Betabrand. Read the rest

Wear these sunglasses over your prescription glasses

I wear glasses. Mine are good ones, and I have little clippy sunglass “covers” for them that are polarized and work pretty well too. But they’re sorta delicate, and really take two hands to properly fix to my specs. Not ideal for driving, when I may want to stick something on quickly and with a single hand. Read the rest

A work of art that reproduces 100 woodblock prints of Edo by artist Hiroshige

Without question, Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo is the bookiest book I own. It is a museum-quality artifact, which in a few more years will cease to be made, or at least made affordably. It is a work of art that reproduces the famous 100 Japanese woodblock prints that the artist Hiroshige created of Edo. Read the rest

Free NASA symposium on futuristic space tech

BB co-conspirator Ariel "Spacehack" Waldman points us to a free NASA conference on future space-tech happening near Kennedy Space Center January 27-29! Read the rest

Hair-raising knife throwing performance nearly ends in death on live TV

Digg's highlights: "1:17 — slightly cuts a finger, 1:30 — almost hits another one, 3:15 — 1-2cm from death, 4:45 — trying to clean blood with shoe."

Maybe the knife-thrower always does it this way to make the performance more thrilling? Read the rest

Unexplosive hanging loudspeaker

The sales pitch for this "Unexplosive hanging loudspeaker" is seemingly a masterpiece of machine translation: Read the rest

Watch this Indonesian girl, 15, shred metal guitar riffs like a total rock monster

Indonesian metal guitar prodigy Meliani Siti Sumartini (Mel) is 15. Read the rest

Lottery ticket with $500,000 prize was a "misprint"

John Wines was pleased when the scratch-off lottery ticket he bought at a New Mexico gas station turned out to be worth $500,000. But when Wines tried collect his prize, an employee of the New Mexico Lottery robbed him of his pleasure:

“We did find a flaw in that particular pack of tickets and it’s been reported to our printer. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I did complete a reconstruction of your ticket and it was not a winner.”

The New Mexico Lottery offered Wines $100 in lottery tickets as a token of their sympathy. Read the rest

Drawings made from sunlight and magnifying glass

Remember as a kid using a magnifying glass and the sun to kill ants? Filipino artist Jordan Mang-osan employs the same technique to create beautiful "solar drawings." Read the rest

WATCH: 2015's biggest toilet snake proves nightmares do come true

San Diego County's Department of Animal Services announced a 5.5 foot Colombian rainbow boa emerged from an office building's toilet. Read the rest

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