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by mark frauenfelder

https://youtu.be/JB1x0O-bhrw Adam Savage ha taught me a lot about cooking. In this video from Tested, he learns about grilling steaks. Summer is here, and it's time for some food science! We team up with Serious Eats' Managing Culinary Director J. Kenji...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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The OxyLED LED Headlamp ($10 on Amazon) is a great deal for the price. The lamp is very bright (you can dim it, or make it strobe) and you can point the beam up or down. It's also got a motion activated switch so you don't gave to fumble for the button...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Dangerous Minds posted Jordan Peele's amazing word-for-word, gesture-for-gesture re-enactment of James Brown's infamous drug-and-or-boozed enhanced CNN interview from 1987. Here's the original: https://youtu.be/9tfNhL_R_rI...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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It looks like this go kart driver speeding away from police on a freeway is wearing a face disguise. UPI says, "It was unclear whether the man was eventually stopped by police or if he got away."...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Bulgaria's 18,000-person Kalaidzhi Roma clan holds an annual "bride market, where young virgins are paraded in front of suitors who bid on them." From Tai-wiki-widbee Every year young Roma women attend "bride markets" with the intention of getting married...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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It's bad enough that the reptilian power elite routinely release mind-numbing chemicals into the atmosphere in order to pacify Earth's domesticated primates. Now they're adding insult to injury by installing pro-chemtrail propaganda disguised as art...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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View post on imgur.com Look at this woman stuff junk mail into mailbox slots. I hope she is getting paid by the piece, not by the hour....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Matt Parker is a "standup mathematician." In this entertaining video, he demonstrates a 1960s plastic toy that plays the game of Nim against a human opponent. Interestingly, Dr. Nim is an ingenious mechanism that uses plastic levers to control the number...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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"Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time," according to Alvin Toffler, who died on June 27 at the age of 87. Toffler wrote a massively best selling...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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When I was in junior high school, I joined the Science Fiction Book Club. One of the books I got from the club was an anthology that included several stories by Fredric Brown (who was primarily a mystery writer but occasionally delved into science fiction)....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Steve Mould demonstrates an unusual mucilaginous substance that pours itself out of a beaker, once you get it started. This stuff reminds me of some bad head colds I've had....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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My San Antonio reports of a fight that took place in a North Dallas restaurant: In the early morning hours of June 25, Facebook user Isael Rojas shared a 5-minute video of the brawl starting when one woman hurled an object at an opposing party at El...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Andre Maat, a director and animator from Amsterdam, made a short stop-motion video called Woodo that uses many pieces of laser cut wood to make it look like he is cutting, molding, and stretching plywood....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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The Intellectual Property Promotion Association, which represents 80% of Japan’s adult film industry, says it's very sorry for "coercing" (aka raping) women to have sex in pornographic videos. From the LA Times: Police announced Monday that they had...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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PBS has a quiz that presents a number of different investigatory police stop scenarios. You are tasked with determining which of the scenarios represent illegal stops. The Indiscriminate Checkpoint In 1998, police in Indianapolis began setting up vehicle...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Dear readers with shoop skills: if you stretch Kim Jong-Un, does he look like a marshmallow bunny? [via]...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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The longer you look, the better the effect. Joaquin Phoenix Forehead...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Here's a gallery of stuff people bought online, only to receive something that was too small, too crappy, or completely unexpected....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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I think this truck is owned by Tyme Sefari, Inc....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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This video of a ball hitting a pane of glass was shot at 10 million frames per second with a HyperVision HPV-X camera. View post on imgur.com...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Kokichi Sugihara's Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion was a finalist of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2016. Do you know how it works? Here's the explanation, via a guy with a 3D printer: https://youtu.be/SKpOKXAVjGo You can even buy one!...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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https://youtu.be/CHWHXmLg7YE I love Grand Illusion videos, especially the host Tim, who demonstrates ingenious human-made curiosities. In this video, his friend plays a mischievous trick on him....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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David McCandless, a data-journalist, information designer, and author of several terrific data visualization books, created this infographic that dispels over 50 oft-repeated myths. [via]...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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It's hard to tell. Or, it could be Gallagher with a watermelon....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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"We don't believe this is a gun issue, this is a terrorism issue and this is an act against American citizens," says Bert Irslinger, Jr., owner of Second Amendment Sports, a gun shop in McHenry, Illinois. Irslinger said he is going to donate $2,000 in...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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A couple of days ago I wrote about one of my favorite SF and mystery writers, the late Fredric Brown. I just found out that you can get a a kindle edition called The Fredric Brown Megapack (2 Book Series) for $2, which includes 60 of his stories, many...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, July 1, 2016
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