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 2020-09-24 13:39 

Boing Boing

Man dies from overdose of black licorice...

A 54-year-old man in Massachusetts died from eating too much black licorice, reports a cardiologist in the New England Journal of Medicine. Apparently the deceased at a bag and a half every few weeks. "Even a small amount of licorice you eat can incre...

 2020-09-24 13:35 

Fark

Man who erected 7-foot penis stands firm [Followup]...

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 2020-09-24 13:24 

Boing Boing

A new drug claims to treat dwarfism. Not everyone thinks it needs treatment....

A recent study published in the Lancet and funded by BioMarin Pharmaceutical claims to have found a way to successfully treat — but not cure — achondroplasia , a common form of dwarfism in humans. As The New York Times reports: The study has r...

 2020-09-24 13:21 

Boing Boing

Swastika, N.Y., to keep name after vote...

Swastika, New York, was named for the Sanskrit symbol of good fortune in the 1800s. The hamlet kept the name throughout the Nazi era in Europe, World War II and the Cold War, but the recent surge of white supremacy in the U.S.... Read the rest...

 2020-09-24 13:20 

Boing Boing

These fluorescent rocks abound on the shores of Lake Superior...

Certain forms of the igneous rock syenite are nicknamed emberlite because they contain sodalite, causing them to fluoresce under black light. Glaciers deposited lots of them in the Lake Superior basin, where rock hunters go out at night to find them.... R...

 2020-09-24 13:19 

Fark

Thailand officials boxed up campers' garbage and mailed it back to its owners. No word on the location of Arlo Guthrie [Hero]...

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 2020-09-24 13:07 

Boing Boing

Rudy Giuliani got hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in a PPP loan for a company with no employees...

Salon reports that a payroll company with no employees that Giuliani has owned for 18 years received between $150,000 and $350,000 in emergency loans from the coronavirus relief package. It's the only Giuliani-owned company that received any federal P...

 2020-09-24 13:00 

Fark

Photoshop an appropriate Hallmark card for 2020 [Photoshop]...

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 2020-09-24 13:00 

Slashdot

3D Printing Inside the Body Could Patch Stomach Ulcers...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Stomach ulcers and other gastric wounds afflict one in eight people worldwide, but common conventional therapies have drawbacks. Now scientists aim to treat such problems by exploring a new fro...

 2020-09-24 13:00 

Boing Boing

This 50-mile HDTV antenna could help you boot cable once and for all...

With all the streaming services you're subscribed to now, do you really need cable anymore? Sure, local channels provide content that streamers can't match, but what else are you watching on cable channels that justifies that massive monthly cable...

 2020-09-24 12:58 

Boing Boing

Bardcore: AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' done medieval style...

Lovin' this bardcore cover of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" (a song I am now familiar with, Miss Cellania!) by YouTuber/musical badass Johan Carlsberg ! Previously : Bardcore: Medieval-style cover of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' Baby "...

 2020-09-24 12:50 

Fark

MISS TESCHMACHER. NY MTA's internal watchdog has found the secret "man cave" built below the tracks at Grand Central Terminal. Do you realize what people are shelling out up there, for a f...

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 2020-09-24 12:43 

reddit

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus...
 2020-09-24 12:35 

Fark

State has 27,000 acres of public land that the public may not use, and America has a total of 16.25 million acres of landlocked public areas. Well, at least until a more valuable monetization is deter...

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 2020-09-24 12:32 

Boing Boing

Trump supporters claim garage was tagged with anarchy symbol, BLM, and "Biden 2020"...

A family in the Twin Cities reported yesterday that their garage was vandalized and tagged with the anarchy symbol, BLM (i.e. Black Lives Matter) and the slogan "Biden 2020." A van was also set on fire, with the garage ultimately receiving serious...

 2020-09-24 12:20 

Fark

Registered sex offender drove 450 miles to meet 'teenager'. Didn't blink the whole way [Sick]...

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 2020-09-24 12:05 

Fark

Excited about receiving your US citizenship certificate? Might want to think twice before laminating it [Stupid]...

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 2020-09-24 12:00 

Boing Boing

Voices from entire Chipmunks movie pitch-corrected...

On YouTube, you may now watch the entirety of The Chipmunk Adventure with the chipmunks' voices returned to the actors' normal pitch. "I can't believe I did this," writes editor NerdRush. Granted, a full 80-minute movie of this is aski...

 2020-09-24 12:00 

Boing Boing

Gorgeous macro photography of titanium aura crystals...

Photographer Tomas Rak took some really remarkable shots of so-called "aura crystals," popular among new-agey types and collectors of rocks and minerals. What is a titanium aura crystal, you ask? Take a nice piece of regular quartz and add a layer...

 2020-09-24 11:50 

reddit

Construction worker died from eating too much black licorice...
 2020-09-24 11:45 

Boing Boing

Check out this cool Japanese guitar from the 80s with a built-in cassette player...

A friend shared this Reverb link to a vintage 1984 Casio EG-5 from Japan, an electric guitar with a built-in speaker and built-in cassette player. The tape deck could be used to record loops of your own playing, or with pre-recorded accompaniment — ...

 2020-09-24 11:40 

Boing Boing

Five techniques for beginning miniature painters...

In this Squidmar Miniatures video, Emil runs through five painting techniques he wished had been better emphasized when he was first learning. They are the basics (base coating, layering, dry brushing) and two slightly more advanced techniques (edge highl...

 2020-09-24 11:30 

Fark

This is why Subby doesn't do gardening. Okay, that's a lie - I have no interest in gardening, but this makes me even less interested [Scary]...

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 2020-09-24 11:27 

Boing Boing

Gurney Halleck performs "All Star" on a Caladanian baliset...

Somebody once told me Harkonnens gonna troll me...

 2020-09-24 11:27 

Boing Boing

Tricky baseball pitch, but is it allowed?...

This pitcher has some pretty good sleight of hand before delivering a called strike from what appeared to be his empty hand, but is the pitch legal? Pitchers can't balk, or start a pitch and then not finish it. They also can't engage in unsportsma...

 2020-09-24 11:08 

reddit

Racism has cost the U.S. $16 trillion, Citigroup finds...
 2020-09-24 10:41 

Fark

100m of cocaine 'barely covered by fruit? That's bananas [Fail]...

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 2020-09-24 10:05 

Fark

Why did the chicken cross the road? We may never know, but it could be that it was trying to escape from the 22-ton pile of chicken poop that had just burst into flames [Scary]...

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 2020-09-24 10:00 

Slashdot

Chitin Could Be Used To Build Tools and Habitats On Mars, Study Finds...

A team of scientists from the Singapore University of Technology and Design discovered that, using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin -- contained in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans -- can easily be transformed into a viable building...

 2020-09-24 09:01 

reddit

Protesters Not Allowed Into Birmingham Council Meeting To Speak On Drastic Cuts To The Library Budget...
 2020-09-24 08:52 

reddit

Male domestic abuse soars during lockdown, victims 'sleeping in cars and tents.'...
 2020-09-24 08:25 

Fark

America's oldest living Marine recently turned 107--and she's still one tough jarhead [Hero]...

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 2020-09-24 07:54 

reddit

CDC director says more than 90% of Americans remain susceptible to the coronavirus...
 2020-09-24 07:45 

Fark

Claiming "maritime law" won't help much if you're stealing a boat on the river. Mugshot pic looks just as you'd expect [Facepalm]...

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 2020-09-24 07:31 

reddit

Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets players say Breonna Taylor ruling by grand jury 'wasn't enough'...
 2020-09-24 07:00 

Slashdot

ISS Successfully Dodges 'Unknown Piece of Space Debris'...

With space junk piling up around our planet, the International Space Station needed to perform a last-minute avoidance maneuver Tuesday to steer clear of an "unknown piece of space debris expected to pass within several kilometers." From a report:...

 2020-09-24 06:30 

Fark

Burning Rubber [Dumbass]...

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 2020-09-24 06:27 

reddit

ICE whistleblower: Mexico investigating US immigrant sterilisations...
 2020-09-24 06:00 

reddit

Anger as no officers directly charged for Breonna Taylor death | US & Canada...
 2020-09-24 05:16 

reddit

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world's top brands, banks...
 2020-09-24 05:05 

reddit

Teacher from Texas fired for wearing Black Lives Matter mask...
 2020-09-24 05:05 

Fark

Fenn, Forrest, Fenn [Followup]...

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 2020-09-24 04:41 

Fark

I Wouldn't Be Caught Dead with You Department: Columbia man arrested for abandoning wife's corpse [Weird]...

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 2020-09-24 04:39 

reddit

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department fires deputy seen on video punching a 14-year-old boy | Updates...
 2020-09-24 04:34 

reddit

Longcat: OG internet meme passes away after 18 long years...
 2020-09-24 04:17 

reddit

South Korea official shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing border: Seoul...
 2020-09-24 04:05 

Fark

Too much glycyrrhizic acid will make your heart stop, and it's found in candy, but only in the kind you get if your neighbors suck. Good luck trick-or-treating, kids [Strange]...

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 2020-09-24 04:01 

Fark

Theme of Farktography Contest No. 803: "If I Toad You Once I've Toad You a Thousand Times". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme [Farktography]...

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 2020-09-24 03:45 

Fark

Don't text and drive. But if you do don't run over an old man crossing the road. And if you do make sure it isn't your own father in law [Awkward]...

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 2020-09-24 03:30 

Slashdot

The Short Weird Life -- and Potential Afterlife -- of Quantum Radar...

sciencehabit writes: A mini-arms race is unfolding in the supposed field of quantum radar, spurred by press reports in 2016 that China had built one -- potentially threatening the ability of stealthy military aircraft to hide from conventional radars. Gov...

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