Andy Riley compiled and tabulated a full breakdown of jobs & occupations by the frequency of their mentions in the lyrics of David Bowie, of which the top 5 are excluded in this screenshot of his work. Can you guess them before clicking through?
A large-sample poll from respected pollster Pew Research shows Joe Biden trouncing Donald Trump by more than 10 points. But this is a relatively slim lead compared to other recent polls, says the New York Times' Nate Cohn, such is the dire state of Trump's campaign. If this strikes you as comical or ridiculous, the… READ THE REST
Over 65 years ago the Rand Corporation built an "electronic roulette wheel" to generate random numbers. It recorded the binary numbers, converted them to decimal numbers, and published a book, A Million Random Digits (download a free electronic version) which, according to the book's foreword, has "become a standard reference in engineering and econometrics textbooks… READ THE REST
Last June, an independent tribunal concluded that the Chinese state was nonconsensually harvesting organs from prisoners despite promises that the practice had ended in 2014. READ THE REST
Admit it…there's really nothing too good for your dog, right? You pamper and coddle and let them get away with stuff that no human could ever get away with, including your own kids. Don't worry. We're not gonna rat you out. We do it too. In that spirit, here are 10 little treats to help… READ THE REST
Every week, great stuff comes flying past your eyeballs courtesy of the Boing Boing Store. And every week, there's just too darn much of it to keep track of before you start missing cool items. Items you'd probably wanna get if you hadn't…you know…missed it. That's a tragedy we can't abide. As a public service,… READ THE REST
Which part of working from home has already been chafing on your very last nerve? Many of us are going through it, so we know there's something. Maybe it's the constant interruption of family or roommates. Maybe it's not having access to all the resources you usually have back at the office. Or maybe it's… READ THE REST