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From social media posts to YouTube videos, you've got a lot of content to create these days. But sometimes the abundance of editing tools available today can feel a little overwhelming, especially if you don't have an art background. But perhaps it's just that you're not using the right software. — Read the rest
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Carving a pumpkin while scuba diving is pretty darn difficult

I have been a contestant in an underwater pumpkin carving contest. Pumpkin are positively bouyant and very hard to wrangle underwater, let alone delicately carve. A woman who repurposed some discarded abalone shells from the seafloor won.
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This "Staircase to Heaven" is actually just a beautiful illusion

South African-based artist Strijdom van der Merwe created both a striking sculpture and simple optical illusion with his piece, "Staircase to Heaven." Deceptively named, the staircase actually morphs into a ladder as you move from its front to its side (as seen in the video below). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Artists, Optical Illusions, Optics, Strijdom Van Der Merwe


See the world from a new angle with this must-have drone

You can watch every movie streaming on Netflix and even travel the world, but until you see the world from new heights, you don't know how much you're missing. That's just one of the reasons drone photography has become so popular — with over 900,000 currently registered in the U.S — Read the rest
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This vintage rock shirt just sold for a record-breaking $17,000

Sotheby's just held an extensive auction of Grateful Dead items, from guitars and other audio gear to clothing worn by the band and other memorabilia. The 1967 t-shirt above—one of the first pieces of Dead merch—sold for a staggering $17,640, breaking the record for the most expensive vintage rock shirt. — Read the rest
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Fantastic fireball over the Midwest this morning was a failed Russian spy satellite

From Tennessee to Michigan, numerous people were treated to a fantastic fireball tearing across the sky. The phenomenon occurred at 12:43 am EDT today, according to the American Meteor Society. However, the shooting star was no meteor. Rather, it was a failed Russian spy satellite launched last month. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Space, News, Russia, Tennessee, Satellites, Michigan, Spies, Midwest, American Meteor Society


Watch: After a subway passenger told cops to wear a mask, they pushed him out

After a 27-year-old subway rider in New York City asked unmasked officers to wear their masks, they physically pushed him out the station's emergency exit door. "You're being disruptive," they told him. Yes, the M.T.A. says everyone must wear a mask "inside subway stations and on trains," and yes, even the NYPD requires their officers to wear masks "in public transit settings," according to The New York Times. — Read the rest
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Dangerous vintage playgrounds

Kids Playgrounds From Early 20th Century is a slideshow of vintage playground photos. It would be impossible for any of this playground equipment to exist today, with our modern safety requirements. Some of the equipment looks like something you'd see in the circus, such as super tall ladders that lead up to a thin bar which kids are sitting on (1:48). — Read the rest
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These ibex have gravity-defying powers

The Ibex is an amazing creature that can climb nearly vertical surfaces. This video,  "The incredible ibex defies gravity and climbs a dam," shows these wild goats in action, climbing up the wall of an incredibly steep dam. I was proud of myself for getting off the couch and going on a walk around my neighborhood this morning, but after seeing the Ibex going on its daily stroll up a giant stone wall, my sense of accomplishment has been stripped away.  — Read the rest
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Toxic Disney fans want to make Disney magic again

Disney theme park fans are one of the roughest and most toxic groups sharing outrage online I've seen. Fed by similarly angry and entitled bloggers and vloggers, a number of Disneyland fan groups I've joined on Facebook are jam-packed with folks ready to explain exactly how you, Disney, and everyone you ever knew are Disney'ing it wrong! — Read the rest
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A deer barges through a group of cyclists to cross a road but miscalculates

A group of cyclists three miles into a 26-mile charity ride in New Jersey was interrupted by an impatient deer, who couldn't wait its turn to cross the road. One cyclist crashes down, while the deer cartwheels before also taking a spill in the nearby field. — Read the rest
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Read these intense text conversations of pissed-off workers quitting crappy jobs

The massive r/antiwork subreddit has no shortage of funny/sad/outrageous screenshots taken by workers who are mistreated, underpaid, unappreciated, and ultimately unemployed. Examples below. Indeed, it is better to pissed off than pissed on. (via Waxy)
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US Army to run battle simulations between groups of robotic tanks

Next year the US Army plans to run wargame simulations involving groups of robotic tanks battling one another. According to Gen. Ross Coffman of the Army Futures Command, the experiment is the next step from a simulation in Colorado last year involving M113 armored personnel carriers that had been converted into robots with some level of autonomy. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Colorado, War, Robots, Robotics, Tanks, US Army, Army Futures Command, Gen Ross Coffman


Another shoutout for the Tweezerman hangnail clipper

This instrument, bestowed unto me by an ancient god long forgotten, was crafted in the distant past by a race of cryptical creatures vanished from the face of the world and cuts off hangnails with ease. At night the device whispers to me of entities that lurk outside the realms of thought. — Read the rest
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Watch this fun computer graphics size-comparison of fictional sea monsters

This video lines up sea monsters from tiny to humongous, starting with the 5cm Sheldon J. Plankton of Sponge Bob fame and ending with… well, I don't want to spoil it for you. This 9-minute long video is fine to watch at 2X speed, btw. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Bob, Cryptozoology, Sheldon J Plankton


Facebook Marketplace now packed with scammers

Facebook's other problems notwithstanding, its "Marketplace" section—its Craigslist-like classified listings—is now a billion-user benehmoth full of scammers. A Propublica investigation found that fraud is rife under the superficial gloss of security that Facebook appears to provide. Facebook says it protects users through a mix of automated systems and human reviews. — Read the rest
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Women flocked to the stock market during COVID. They include one who overheard a conversation about Wall Street Bets and another who lost her home in 2008.

US politicians often place major bets on Wall Street. Angela Weiss/Getty Images Angela Weiss/Getty Images The number of women investing surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington Post reported. One woman started investing after overhearing a conversation about Wall Street Bets, the Post said. Another began her portfolio in the hopes of avoiding the financial struggles her family faced in the 2008 crisis. Women investors flooded the stock market amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as some ...
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Fox News host says consumers bear no blame for supply chain issues because they 'have a belief in American excellence'

Fox News host Dana Perino. John Lamparski/Getty Images Fox News host Dana Perino said it is "absurd" to blame excess demand for the US's supply chain woes. In a Wednesday morning segment, Perino took exception to a WaPo op-ed on the subject. Americans have had their "expectations pampered and catered to for decades," the Post columnist wrote. In an otherwise typical segment on supply chain issues Wednesday morning, Fox News host Dana Perino took umbrage at the notion that American cons...
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Fox News host says consumers bare no blame for supply chain issues because they 'have a belief in American excellence'

Fox News host Dana Perino. John Lamparski/Getty Images Fox News host Dana Perino said it is "absurd" to blame excess demand for the US's supply chain woes. In a Wednesday morning segment, Perino took exception to a WaPo op-ed on the subject. Americans have had their "expectations pampered and catered to for decades," the Post columnist wrote. In an otherwise typical segment on supply chain issues Wednesday morning, Fox News host Dana Perino took umbrage at the notion that American cons...
Tags: Post, Politics, Media, Washington Post, White House, US, America, Trends, Supply Chain, Joe Biden, Fox, Retail, Fox News, George W Bush, Department Of Transportation, Trump


Three Tricks to Get the Most Awesome Influencers to Collaborate with You

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The happy tale of how a giant pumpkin landed at Children's Fairyland

This story started back in October of 2018 when I was driving through an intersection in Larkspur, California and spotted an enormous pumpkin on the flatbed of a '54 Chevy tractor-trailer. I thought it was awesome and snapped a photo, later posting it on my Instagram. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Chevy, Fairyland, Happy Mutant, Larkspur California, Positive Deviant, It's decorative gourd season, Children's Fairyland, Decorative Gourds, Giant Pumpkin, Ian Sigman, Mattole River Organic Farms


NYPD transit cops muscle guy from subway for pointing out they're maskless

Maskless @NYPDTransit District 4 NYPD Officers kicked a guy out of the @MTA for pointing out to the officers that they needed to put on their required mask while in the Subway system. In a video recorded by a commuter named Victoria Hall on 10-19-21 8:30am at 8 Street N R Line pic.twitter.com/mqABCt8hdU — Read the rest
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Superman now officially fights for "a better tomorrow" instead of the American way

Over the weekend, DC Comics held their second annual FanDome event, chock-full of announcements and teaser trailers and all that good hype stuff. During Saturday's event, Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee announced that Superman would be getting a new logo. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Superman, Dc Comics, Jim Lee, Kal-El, Truth Justice And A Better Tomorrow


Rachel Levine sworn in as first trans 4-star officer

Rachel Levine is the first transgender four-star officer in the United States, reports The Advocate. Levine, currently the Biden administration's assistant health secretary, was chosen to lead the 6,000-strong U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and sworn in as an admiral. — Read the rest
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Bring peace, freedom, justice, and security to your new Empire with this Cyber Blade

Just as Lord Vader disarmed Mace Windu at Sidious's behest, you too can stand up to your enemies, whether it be your annoying boss or nosy mother-in-law, lightsaber in hand. Okay, so you're not actually allowed to go into battle with your so-called mortal enemies, but just like you were told as a kid, it never hurts to be prepared. — Read the rest
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House Representative Jeff Fortenberry charged with lying to the FBI

The 2016 election campaign for Jeff Fortenberry, a GOP lawmaker, received a questionable donation. An aide apparently warned him: "hey, Jeff, that donation looks questionable". The FBI had, of course, already spoken to the aide when it asked Fortenberry "hey, Jeff, anyone talk to you about that questionable donation?" — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Law, Fbi, Gop, House, Mistakes, Jeff, Jeff Fortenberry, Fortenberry


Candy corn is the latest victim of ransomware attacks

Just on the eve of All Hallow's Eve, Chicago-based Ferrara Candy was targeted by mischievous spirits bent on destroying the spirit of Halloween. Ferrara is the factory that produces candy corn for Brach's, which makes them responsible for 85% of the country's candy corn market share. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Chicago, Candy, Ferrara, Candy Corn, Brach, Halloween Candy, Ferrara Candy, Candymaking, Very Scary Halloween, Candy corn trick, Halloween tomfoolery, Hackers gonna hack


More and more Super-Fun-Pak Comix

TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books are coming out next month: Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Reserve your copies ordering today! RIGHT HERE AND NOW. "Ruben Bolling has been sending me his secret messages for years, in the form of comics printed first on paper, and then, once paper became extinct, on the internet. — Read the rest
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Unboxing a Gorkamorka game from 1997

This might be a very narrow niche post, but I'm sure many Boing Boing readers have a "grail game" or two (i.e. a rare game that you covet but can no longer find or afford). Like Guy from Midwinter Minis, one of those games for me is Games Workshop's 1997 title, Gorkamorka, designed by the great Andy Chambers). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Tabletop Games, Warhammer 40k, Wargames, Miniature Game, Gorkamorka, Andy Chambers Read


Facebook plans to fix everything by rebranding under a new name

Any guessses as to what Facebook's new name will be? The company wants to distance itself from its increasingly reviled social network and will choose a new name highlighting its plans to build a "metaverse", reports The Verge's Alex Heath. — Read the rest
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