Today is John Lennon's birthday (Oct 9, 1940). To celebrate, Lukas Wilson, his dad Willie, and Lukas' band, Promise of the Real, perform Lennon's 1981 track, "Watching the Wheels," from Double Fantasy.
In the new issue of The Magnet, I wish the late illustrator Roy Doty a happy birthday. Roy was best known for his "Worldless Workshop" comic, which ran for 62 years in Popular Science and The Family Handyman. I had the great pleasure of getting to know him when he became a regular contributor to… READ THE REST
Today is the birthday of Stevland Hardaway Morris, aka Stevie Wonder (1950). Let's celebrate the musical genius of the man with this jaw-dropping drum solo from early in his career. Bonus track: Image: YouTube READ THE REST
Happy birthday to the late George Harrison, born Feb 25, 1943. Okay, as he revealed toward the end of his life, he was actually born at 11:50pm on Feb 24, but close enough. Enjoy this video from the Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden, 1971. It's his duet with Leon Russell, performing "Beware of… READ THE REST
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that the threat posed by sitting for eight hours a day with little physical activity is just as harmful as some of the… READ THE REST
Your brain really is every bit the supercomputer that you think it is. Scientists found that over the course of your life, your modest human brain will hold up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information. You also have an average of 70,000 thoughts per day. Considering that, it's really no surprise that we can all… READ THE REST
Prime Day week is here, but before you start rifling through page after page of Amazon deals, you should know Amazon isn't the only fish in the sea. In fact, many companies are combating Amazon's Prime Day dominance with some fairly impressive sales of their own. That includes the Boing Boing Store and a full… READ THE REST