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Thursday October 18, 2018. 01:45 PM
Stephen Hawking's final book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, was released posthumously Tuesday by his children. Now, when Hawking died earlier this year at the age of 76, he hadn't yet finished the book. So, the late physicist's family and academic colleagues dug into...
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A top burger chain promises that its new burger will 'give you nightmares'. It's putting out a 2-minute ad showing actors submitting to a sleep study after devouring a seasonally-themed sandwich, then reporting the night-time horrors that resulted. Here's the ad: 'The...
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Loganair's flights between Westray and Papa Westray, two islands in the Orkneys off the British coast, are the world's shortest at only 1.7 miles. They're planning to go electric, either by replacing the current plane's engines or getting a new one. It takes about two...
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Did you know that he once 'smoked a jay' with Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, and Robert Altman on a mountaintop at a Cannes film festival after-party? Or that he was cast by Lee Majors himself to appear in The Fall Guy? In this uncensored video, Jack Black shares honest...
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An internet engineer at Equifax who coded parts of a breach portal for the credit agency has been sentenced to 8 months of house arrest for insider trading. He was convicted of using insider information about the Equifax breach to make more than $75,000. The U.S. Securities...
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Wednesday October 17, 2018. 11:45 PM
No wonder he was smiling. The United States received $100 million from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, which coincidentally, so weird!, was the same day Secty. of State Mike Pompeo landed in Riyadh to laugh and smile with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman about missing...
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You look like you could use a baby elephant video. Above, an elephantastic video of two juvenile elephants staying cool and parasite-free in the delicious wet mud. [via]
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This man's reaction when a stranger points out he's wearing his motorcycle helmet BACKWARDS is endearing. His embarrassed grin is pure gold. The part when they both turn their heads in unison! So meme-worthy. Seems to have been taped on this IMGURian's Android phone...
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Here, you look like you could use a ferret video. Theories for this adorable and mystifying behavior, a ferret that seems to be introducing her caretaker to her newborn ferret babies: • “She wants you to babysit so she can go out with her friends” • 'Feast, my...
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The 'Civilian Interaction Training Program' is a project of the Texas Commission On Law Enforcement, aimed at teaching children how not to terrify heavily armed, easily-spooked Texas law enforcement officers, who, when triggered, are at risk of murdering children during...
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Perfect for all your Voodoo 3D needs. [Amazon]
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The Sesame Workshop is reporting that long-time Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney has announced his retirement, noting that he's performed on the program since its 1969 premiere. Spinney has played the roles of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for nearly 50 years! After...
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Brutal Block Postcards is a new book that, er, celebrates the concrete landscape of the Soviet era. Over at Collectors Weekly, Lisa Hix flips through the pages: Many of these postcards, published by governments of the U.S.S.R. between the 1960s and 1980s, depict the bland, ...
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Panasonic's design studio Future Life Factory, with avant-garde Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga, have created Wear Space which are essentially glorified horse blinders for people who work in open-plan offices. They are designed to create 'psychological personal space' ...
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Boing Boing pal Dustin 'UPSO' Hostetler has published the fifteenth issue of his long-running print 'zine Faesthetic, the exquisitely-produced visual wunderkammer of art/illustration/design. Faesthetic #15 is themed 'Convergent Visions' and I was delighted to contribute an...
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Several years ago, radio journalist Laura Krantz read an article about anthropology professor and pioneering Bigfoot researcher Grover Krantz who died in 2002. Laura was surprised to find out that Grover was her grandfather's cousin. Her interest sparked, she began her own...
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It would be an exaggeration to say that every story in this week’s tawdry tabloids is a fabrication. It just feels that way. And 'exaggeration' would be the polite way to describe many of this week’s tabloid offerings. Murdered infant pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey’s...
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Greenpeace International just released this beautiful music video for 'Hands off the Antarctic,' a new track by Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Part of Greenpeace's Protect the Antarctic Ocean initiative, the footage is from their Arctic Sunrise research vessel. 'There are some...
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No, they aren't after people who litter. The National Park Service's Investigative Services Branch (ISB) of 33 special agents handle the rapes, murders, assaults, robberies, poaching, drug smuggling, and other big crimes that occur on the 85 million acres of United States...
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EotBeholder on Deviantart nails decades of derivative genre fiction and gameplay with 'the only fantasy world map you'll ever need.' Wow, almost four years later and this thing just exploded.... To anyone asking for permission to use this for their own campaigns... I mean it ...
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