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Monday February 12, 2018. 09:19 PM
A letter was sent to Donald Trump Jr., but his wife Vanessa got to it first. When she opened the envelope, she discovered unidentified white powder. She and two others in the apartment were sent to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center as a precaution, but they...
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I'm excited to be going on Jonathan Coulton's JoCo Cruise this year. We've been asked to bring some games with us, so I'm bringing the Tenzi dice game plus the variation deck. The basic rules are simple - everyone starts out with 10 dice and the goal is to roll your dice as...
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A man has an important message about elephant poaching but this baby elephant won't let him deliver it because it's playtime. Image: Youtube screenshot
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Several years ago, the Bodleian Library mounted an exhibition called Playing with History. It featured one game enthusiast's historical collection of games and pastimes with an eye toward how games have been used through the ages to address the issues, challenges, and ideals ...
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The software developer Simone Seagle has taken the images of several paintings in the Met collection – released on open access – and transformed them into lovely and moody animated interactives. You can see a bunch of them here on her own web site, and at the Met's site...
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had a message for women who oppose him: “Tell the soldiers. ‘There’s a new order coming from the mayor. We won’t kill you. We will just shoot your vagina.' If there is no vagina, it would be useless.” From The Washington Post:...
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Pour one out for Thomas the gander. Let us not talk of his death, at 40 years of age. Instead, let us revel in how he lived. Thomas knew early in his life that he was not like other geese. His horizons were broader. When of age, he left his flock, finding love and acceptance ...
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Police officers working in Baltimore have always been able to rely on the financial backing of the city when the courts demanded payouts for wrongful death or police brutality suits, but that could soon change. According to the Forward Observer, Baltimore's police union has...
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When Harshita Arora, 16, posted about her cryptocurrency price tracking app on Reddit, she was falsely accused of plagiarism and then abused online and even threatened with rape by men who couldn't accept that she'd created the app without a man to help her. Arora, who lives ...
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All flights today at London City Airport were cancelled after a bomb was found in the River Thames. The bomb is actually a German 500kg fused device that's been sitting in the Thames since the Germans dropped it during World War II. The unexploded ordnance was discovered...
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This striking insect was discovered in Peru in 2005. It has gold eyes, a black body, and tiny red wings. It also has a gland behind its head that sprays a stinky substance when threatened. They have become popular as pets. From Great Big Story: This is the black beauty stick ...
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What better way to spend your Saturday than to join in the festivities of crowd surfing down a busy street? These French rugby fans look like they're having a blast as they pass along strangers who dive into their line. Edinburgh resident Mark Pentler posted this video on...
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It's fun to fantasize about dropping out of the mainstream to live a life of nomadic travels and adventure. I oughtta know, having tried it myself when my family sold everything to move to the island of Rarotonga. And we learned quickly that fantasy and reality don't always...
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At The New York Times, Sarah Lyall writes about an eternal problem of literature: ' A writer’s tumescent member is a reader’s risible euphemism' In a climactic sex scene in the novel “Golden Hill,” set in mid-18th-century Manhattan, Francis Spufford’s narrator...
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Lions near South Africa's Kruger National Park ate a suspected poacher over the weekend. 'It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions,' Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe said. 'They ate his body, nearly all of it, and...
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There should be a rule with amazing trick shot videos like these that the number of takes for each shot be placed in the annotations. (more…)
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Nissan, to show off its autonomous parking tech, outfitted an inn in Hakone, Japan with 'self-parking slippers,' autonomous floor cushions that tidy themselves, and a TV remote control that straightens itself on the coffee table. While obviously a marketing gimmick,...
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Boing Boing pal Eric Paulos, an engineering professor and artist at UC Berkeley, has a history of high-tech provocations, from his early work with machine performance group Survival Research Laboratories to his controversial art installations such as a vending machine for...
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Three things leap to mind watching this experimental film: first, it's interesting how some shots are so iconic that they're recognizable even when shown for a fraction of a second. Second, how long did this take to create? (more…)
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Years ago, I used to party with some folks from Centerville, Virgina's Cox Farms, a well-known and well-loved family farm, produce market, and host of an amazing annual Fall Festival. I found them a bright, creative, and fun-loving gaggle of humans who were extremely...
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