A "very aggressive" turkey has apparently been terrorizing people on the University of Michigan's North Campus.
"Do not try to approach the turkey," deputy police chief Melissa Overton said. "We've gotten calls from people who have been trapped and unable to move because he's cornered them."
"He hasn't hurt anybody, but he's a very aggressive bird... He's also created a traffic hazard because apparently he likes to lay down in the middle of the road and not move. It can be very difficult for the buses to get around him."
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The University of Maryland Robotics Center's new Robo Raven III V4 soars on larger flapping wings that "have flexible solar cells giving the vehicle an extra 10 Watts of power. This allows this robotic bird to fly longer and recharge outdoors." Read the rest
Brian Sacks: "Tell your child that before he/she was born you too had a groundbreaking idea for a rainbow-powered washing machine. Let them know you were on the verge of getting a patent and becoming fabulously wealthy but then they happened." Read the rest
My favorite: "You pretend the global warming fairy is real even as you live in a mansion. Maybe do cartwheels for voodoo." (Wut?) Read the rest
Fred Maldonado is suing In-N-Out for purportedly serving him a methamphetamine laced milkshake. In-N-Out denies the claims.
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The classic Vacation movie series began as a 1979 short story about the Griswold family's disastrous trip to Disneyland that John Hughes published in National Lampoon magazine. At the time, Hughes was a copywriter at ad agency Leo Burnett Worldwide in Chicago. Read the rest
Boing Boing pal and drone videographer Eddie Codel, creator of this stunner above of the Port of Oakland, launched the Flying Robot international Film Festival and is calling for entries! Eddie says:
The Flying Robot international Film Festival or FRiFF, is an open competitive film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of flying cameras, aka drones. Festival participation is open to anyone from around the globe. Drones, cameras and accessories will be awarded as prizes for winners in each of the 6 categories, as well as a "best of show" winner. Entry fees are $5-10, except the Student Film category, which is free.
Submissions are being accepted until the September 15th deadline. A panel of esteemed judges from beyond the Internet will select the winning films. Finalist and winning films will be screened live at a theater this November in San Francisco.
Flying Robot international Film Festival
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How sculptor and Dwarven Forge founder Stefan Pokorny raised $6.5 million—and gave you the dungeon of your dreams
Fans wanted the Foo Fighters to come to Cesena, Italy, so they made this amazing cover of 1000 musicians rocking out to "Learn to Fly." Read the rest
I recently installed Sena's SMH10R bluetooth audio system in one of my motorcycle helmets. Now, it is hard to ride without it!
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This small lantern has 30 LEDs, making it very bright for its size. It runs on 3 AA cells (not included). It's got a 4.7 star rating on Amazon with over 2,600 reviews. A good deal at $(removed)! Read the rest
Pushing a boulder up a hill for eternity has never felt so rewarding.
Government authorities in Zimbabwe are beginning to clamor for Walter Palmer's extradition. Read the rest
The video tackles Unilever's failure to clean up mercury contamination or compensate workers affected by its thermometer factory in Kodaikanal.
The bi-monthly BDO Newsletter serves America's Phightin' Phrenologists as they decide whose lives to screw with based on a $1 billion junk-science boondoggle. Read the rest
Freedom of the Press Foundation this week filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department over their unpublished rules for using National Security Letters and so-called informal “exigent letters” to conduct surveillance of journalists. Read the rest