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Kansas kid corrects anti-drug teacher, cops raid his house

Fri, 2015-04-24 23:49

The 11-year-old son of medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda spoke out in his Kansas classroom to correct his teacher's misinformation about pot; then the state of Kansas raided his house and took him away from his mother. Read the rest

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Jared Leto's Joker revealed

Fri, 2015-04-24 23:02

Almost as edgy as the goth-themed Minecraft toys in Hot Topic. Those are pretty edgy, you should check them out. (more…)

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Dig into hard ice cream with this pointed-tip scoop

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:53

I think the ice cream scoop we'd been using for years wasn't really an ice cream scoop. It was a disher, and was more suited for scooping mashed potatoes than ice cream.

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Can non-Newtonian fluids help make a better iPhone case?

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:09

Broken phones are a constant topic of discussion at Boing Boing. When I saw that Tech21 made iPhone cases out of D30, a non-Newtonian an impact armor, I had to try one immediately.

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Make a magic wand appear from thin air!

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:07

This compact, foil wand conceals easily in your hand. A simple twist and it magically appears!

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iFixIt tears down the Apple watch

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:03

The Apple Watch is difficult to take apart, and any repairs -- other than replacing the battery, band, and display -- are pretty much impossible.

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Woman behind Pakistan’s first hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, shot dead by unknown gunmen

Fri, 2015-04-24 14:53

Sabeen Mahmoud.

The progressive activist and organizer who ran Pakistan's first-ever hackathon and led a human rights and a peace-focused nonprofit known as The Second Floor (T2F) was shot dead today by unidentified gunmen in Karachi. Read the rest

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Hong Kong anti-litter campaign swipes DNA from trash, uses it to create mugshots of suspected litterers

Fri, 2015-04-24 14:48
Ad agency Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong created a very creepy Earth Day campaign for the Hong Kong CleanUp Initiative. Read the rest
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Obituary for an amazing history teacher

Fri, 2015-04-24 14:34

Katie sez, "This is an article by a friend of mine about a teacher who passed this week from our high school in Ontario, Canada. This history teacher had the students dig trenches, sleep in cold, wet tents, march and "mow down" other students all in an awesome example of teaching. I had already graduated after the first class did this, but it made headlines every year." Read the rest

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Native Americans walk off set of latest Adam Sandler film

Fri, 2015-04-24 14:25
Misled into thinking an Adam Sandler movie would not be offensive, a dozen Native actors and their cultural advisor quit the scene when things went as they do with an Adam Sandler movie. Read the rest
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Obscure corners of WoW's vast world

Fri, 2015-04-24 14:02
World of Warcraft is full of forgotten corners--beautifully-rendered but abandoned places no longer on the game's questing trail. Atlas Obscura heads out on a nostalgic tour. (more…)
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Embroideries – Iranian women’s stories on faking virginity, forced marriage, and other taboo topics

Fri, 2015-04-24 13:51

Following the acclaimed Persepolis, Embroideries is a graphic novel that tells stories from an ultraconservative Iran in the early 1990s with irony and wit.

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John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, is dating and wants to start a band, release music anonymously

Fri, 2015-04-24 13:09
The shooting for which he was convicted was an attempt to win the heart of actress Jodie Foster. Apparently he didn't need to kill anyone this time. Read the rest
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Comcast-Time Warner merger dead

Fri, 2015-04-24 12:55
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Credit card swipe machines have shipped with the same password since the 1990s

Fri, 2015-04-24 12:54
It would be comical, were it not such big business for bad people.

The vendor wasn't named by the researchers, David Byrne and Charles Henderson, but they did disclose the password: 166816.

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Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's microbudget horror flick, The Visit

Fri, 2015-04-24 12:52

Here I am, willing to give M. Night Shyamalan another chance against my better judgment. His latest is a microbudget thriller called The Visit, and concerns the sinister goings-on at grandma and grandpa's house.

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Watch: Florida man steals ice cream freezer from under nose of sleeping clerk

Fri, 2015-04-24 12:43
A possibly inebriated gentleman went to a service station, spit on the floor, raised his middle finger to the security camera and looked straight into it for a few seconds, wiped his gob on his T-shirt, then dragged away a large ice cream freezer, all while the clerk sawed wood at the pay window. Read the rest
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Music: "(You Can't Blow) Smoke Rings," The Gants (1966)

Fri, 2015-04-24 12:41

Smoke rings are really a lost art.

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Watch: Long-lost 1978 video for The Cramps' song "Human Fly" resurfaces online

Fri, 2015-04-24 12:40

“The story goes that in 1978, the Cramps made a video, filmed by Alex de Laszlo, for their song “Human Fly,” that featured singer Lux Interior (RIP 2009) in a classic movie-monster transformation scene—but it seemed like nobody saw it, or could even prove it existed.”

It exists, and it's right here.

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WATCH: If Game of Thrones had been made in the 1980s

Fri, 2015-04-24 12:34

Mikolaj Birek created an opening title sequence for an imaginary 1980s version of HBO's Game of Thrones, presenting it as if it had been recorded on a crappy VHS system. (more…)

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