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 2020-09-24 14:42 

Boing Boing

Watch: Stevie Wonder's statement on Breonna Taylor, the George Floyd uprising, the election, and the universe...

From a statement that Stevie Wonder released yesterday, titled " The Universe Is Watching Us — Stevie Wonder In His Feelings ": "As time is evolving, it seems so much has changed. So much is moving to a different rhythm. The way we work,...

 2020-09-24 14:35 

Fark

Dogs at Helsinki airport trained to sniff out coronovirus. In unrelated news, scientist theorize COVID may have originated from anal and crotch regions [Cool]...

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 2020-09-24 14:29 

Boing Boing

National park mails trash back to litterbug campers...

Officials from Thailand's Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, packed up the garbage dumped by some campers and mailed it back to them. They identified the litterbugs via equipment rental documents and a prescription bottle amidst the...

 2020-09-24 14:20 

Fark

When hipsters finally make it to Mars, at least they'll eat well [Strange]...

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 2020-09-24 14:09 

Slashdot

Microsoft To Release a Non-Subscription Office Suite in 2021...

In a blog post announcing the next version of its Exchange Server, Microsoft has slipped in a single line that's bound to make those who hate paying subscription fees for Office apps happy. From a report: "Microsoft Office will also see a new perp...

 2020-09-24 14:07 

Boing Boing

It's now official: No pooping on NYC subways and buses...

New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is updating their rules to specifically ban pooping on subways and buses. In fact, doing a number 2 on the number 2 train, or any other train for that matter, is already subject to a $100 fine "...

 2020-09-24 14:02 

Fark

Chad has asked to suspend an application for world heritage site status for Lake Chad to explore oil and mining opportunities. It's just business, brah [Obvious]...

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 2020-09-24 13:50 

Boing Boing

Watch 1940s film footage of the streets of Hollywood...

Welcome to Tinsel Town! La-La Land! The City of Angels! Lotusville! Hollyweird! The video descriptor says "1930s" but as one observant YouTube commenter writes : This ISN'T 30's...this is 1942 at the earliest (but I'd say most likely m...

 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

A) Start with a baby, preferably your own [Interesting]...

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 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 12:12 

reddit

China expands its Uighur detention camps - report...
 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 11:29 

reddit

'Close to 100% accuracy': Helsinki airport uses sniffer dogs to detect Covid...
 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...

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