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by mark frauenfelder

Robert Oberst is 6-foot-8 and weighs 400 pounds. He's a professional strongman and eats between 15,000 and 20,000 calories a days. Lots of veggies, rice, and red meat....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Jessica Joslin collaborated with Annabel de Vetten-Peterson of Conjurer's Kitchen to make a delicious Belgian chocolate replica of her sculpture, “Morrigan.” Handmade from white chocolate, this exquisite piece of edible art comes beautifully packaged...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Great fun to watch our pal Gareth Branwyn (senior editor of bOING bOING when it was a zine) interviewed by Leo Laporte on the most recent episode of Triangulation. Gar says it's the best interview he's ever done. He talks about how he self-published...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A shirtless driver decides to show a metal gate who is boss. But the gate has a different idea in mind. [via]...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A Dutch artist plans to make a ring out of compressed Chinese smog, which is even cooler than the Quisp meteorite ring which came in boxes of the cereal in the 1960s. By Mark Frauenfelder Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A German tourist shot this video of a tour bus guide's racist rant against Chinatown. The tour guide is holding what appears to be an alcoholic beverage bottle. Unfortunately, the tourists applaud her, which gives her the encouragement to go on....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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On This Week in Science: Kiki talked stem cells; not the controversial side of things, but the straight up science of figuring out more about these populations of cells as they exist inside our bodies throughout our lives. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"Spawn of Gerrymander" is a series in which some of our favorite illustrators use their talents to help us see the true shape of political mapmaking in the twenty-first century: Over the course of this week, this series will present graphic visualizations...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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And here are the photos to prove it....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Ketamine, a tranquilizer/anesthetic and recreational drug, can relieve symptoms of depression for up to a couple of weeks, writes psychiatrist Emily Deans. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Carrying on the tradition of professional liar Harry J. Anslinger (first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics), weed prohibitionists are stretching the truth and outright fibbing in a desperate attempt to reverse...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says: "Justin Pinchot just sent us a video of his new pride and joy, a 1955 Chevy Nomad wagon. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A woman working at a convenience store calmly sprayed aerosol insecticide at a masked robber who, in turn, calmly walked away....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Of course, artists have been taking selfies for centuries, but Zinaida Serebriakova was one of the best....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NYT Magazine has short interviews with a bunch of very old people who are still going full steam ahead. Inspiring, and beautifully photographed by Erik Madigan Heck. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, October 24, 2014
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