People who contracted Covid may have "substantial" drop in intelligence, according to The Lancet | Boing Boing

People who contracted  Covid may have "substantial" drop in intelligence, according to The Lancet | Boing Boing
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Summary: A new paper published in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet found that “People who had recovered from COVID-19, including those no longer reporting symptoms, exhibited significant cognitive…
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Frontier Airlines duct-taped an unruly man to his seat (caught on video) | Boing Boing

Frontier Airlines duct-taped an unruly man to his seat (caught on video) | Boing Boing
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Summary: A belligerent gentleman caused such a scene on a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Miami, flight attendants were forced to duct tape him to his seat (video below). The Ohio passenger, 2…
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The Cleveland Indians new name, the Cleveland Guardians, already belongs to a roller derby team. So does the .com | Boing Boing

The Cleveland Indians new name, the Cleveland Guardians, already belongs to a roller derby team. So does the .com | Boing Boing
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Summary: Last week, the Cleveland Indians baseball team finally changed their name. Problem is, that name has been used for almost a decade by a roller derby team and they even own the domain clevelandguard…
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NYC will require proof-of-vaccine to enter restaurants, gyms, and entertainment facilities | Boing Boing

NYC will require proof-of-vaccine to enter restaurants, gyms, and entertainment facilities | Boing Boing
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Summary: A range of indoor activities in New York City will require proof of vaccination. It’s part of the city’s effort to encourage vaccinations and reduce COVID-19 delta, the predominant stra…
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Watch this free climber scale a 36-story London building as if it was a playground structure | Boing Boing

Watch this free climber scale a 36-story London building as if it was a playground structure | Boing Boing
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Summary: A free climber who spent 12 weeks in prison for scaling London’s Shard building (the tallest in the UK) last year was at it again Tuesday morning. Protesting climate change, 21-year-old Georg…
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Unvaccinated people blame "mainstream media" and foreigners for rise in Covid cases | Boing Boing

Unvaccinated people blame "mainstream media" and foreigners for rise in Covid cases | Boing Boing
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Summary: A new Axios-Ipsos poll reveals that people who aren’t vaccinated say the rise in Covid cases is the fault of “Foreigners traveling to the U.S.” (37%), “Mainstream media…
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Olympics camera operator focused on cockroach instead of women's hockey game | Boing Boing

Olympics camera operator focused on cockroach instead of women's hockey game | Boing Boing
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Summary: With five minutes left in the Olympic women’s hockey match between Argentina and Spain, Agrentine TV network TyC cut to a perplexing shot of a different sort of action—a cockroach wandering a…
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Lindsey Graham's Covid infection may have come from Joe Manchin boat "gathering" he insists wasn't a party | Boing Boing

Lindsey Graham's Covid infection may have come from Joe Manchin boat "gathering" he insists wasn't a party | Boing Boing
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Summary: South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted yesterday that he has Covid and credited the mildness of his symptoms to having gotten vaccinated. The origin of the infection is likely to be a pa…
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Florida Republican says vaccination is "the mark of the beast" | Boing Boing

Florida Republican says vaccination is "the mark of the beast" | Boing Boing
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Summary: Peter Feaman is a top Republican official in Florida and has a blog where he describes vaccination as “the mark of the beast” and compares the effort to vaccinate people against Covid t…
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Google claims it's figured out how to make a time crystal | Boing Boing

Google claims it's figured out how to make a time crystal | Boing Boing
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Summary: In a new pre-publication scientific paper posted on July 28, 2021, researchers at Google say they have used quantum computing to demonstrate the “novel dynamical phases” of what’s…
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US Police failed to act on massive warning of clown threats | Boing Boing

US Police failed to act on massive warning of clown threats | Boing Boing
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Summary: Five years ago, there was a massive uptick in clown-related crime alerts. Was it just people generally being scared of clowns? Or had the Joker finally succeeded in his 80-year-long schemes? The an…
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Pitchfork reviews the Peppa Pig album | Boing Boing

Pitchfork reviews the Peppa Pig album | Boing Boing
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Summary: Peppa’s Adventures: The Album is not the four-eyed piglet’s first outing, but it is the first to be reviewed by Pitchfork. On My First Album, Peppa made a careful study of Brian Wilson’s sunn…
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McDonalds bans unmasked customers "in areas with high or substantial transmission" | Boing Boing

McDonalds bans unmasked customers "in areas with high or substantial transmission" | Boing Boing
Added 9 hours ago
Summary: All customers and staff must be masked in its restaurants, McDonalds confirmed Tuesday, making it one of the largest employers to restore mask mandates after an explosion in Covid cases caused by t…
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Last year's lockdowns reduced carbon emissions. This year's wildfires undid all that. | Boing Boing

Last year's lockdowns reduced carbon emissions. This year's wildfires undid all that. | Boing Boing
Added 9 hours ago
Summary: From a recent story in the MIT Technology Review, focusing on carbon emissions in the West Coast of the United States: Together, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington saw fossil-fuel emissions …
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NOAA scientist spots Sponge Bob and Patrick look-alikes | Boing Boing

NOAA scientist spots Sponge Bob and Patrick look-alikes | Boing Boing
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Summary: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a kick-ass government agency. Supplying us with critical weather information, and occasionally humorous tweets. The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer…
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Camera crew films an incredible fight between two bears | Boing Boing

Camera crew films an incredible fight between two bears | Boing Boing
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Summary: Samulin Matkassa reports that these brown bears got to fighting Kuhmo, Finland. The rules seem simple, if bears want to play, you let them play!
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Passengers stranded and Spirit airlines canceled hundreds of flights | Boing Boing

Passengers stranded and Spirit airlines canceled hundreds of flights | Boing Boing
Added 11 hours ago
Summary: According to travel news website Live and Let’s Fly, Spirit Airlines canceled at least 277 flights today, representing 36% of its schedule according to FlightAware data. 159 flights have been…
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Watch this orangutan looking cool in a found pair of shades | Boing Boing

Watch this orangutan looking cool in a found pair of shades | Boing Boing
Added 11 hours ago
Summary: A visitor at a zoo in Indonesia accidentally dropped her sunglasses inside the orangutan enclosure, but they didn’t go to waste. Remarkably, a curious orangutan picked them up and slipped the…
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Watch: A boy sets a butterfly free, only to see it gobbled up by the family dog | Boing Boing

Watch: A boy sets a butterfly free, only to see it gobbled up by the family dog | Boing Boing
Added 11 hours ago
Summary: A father records his young boy setting his captured butterfly free. It takes a few moments as the kid figures out how to encourage the white butterfly to leave the large plastic jug, but finally it…
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This highly-rated power strip is a must-have for your home office | Boing Boing

This highly-rated power strip is a must-have for your home office | Boing Boing
Added 16 hours ago
Summary: Whether you work from home, are a gamer, or simply own a smart gadget or two, finding enough outlets to plug everything into feels a lot like hunting for the world’s hottest toy at Christmas …
Sentiment: positive
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Watch: Contractor says he wasn't paid, so he rented an excavator to tear up apartment he just built | Boing Boing

Watch: Contractor says he wasn't paid, so he rented an excavator to tear up apartment he just built | Boing Boing
Added 16 hours ago
Summary: A building contractor in Germany who claimed he hadn’t been paid for an apartment building he constructed rented an excavator and tore away at the facade of the building, causing $500,000 in …
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Turn any room into a relaxing oasis with this $13 smart LED light strip | Boing Boing

Turn any room into a relaxing oasis with this $13 smart LED light strip | Boing Boing
Added 16 hours ago
Summary: Staying home for birthdays, date nights, or just a regular Thursday used to be boring, but by tweaking your surroundings, just a little bit, you’d be surprised at how different your space can…
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This person is recreating the entire Zelda Breath of the Wild map in Minecraft and it looks amazing | Boing Boing

This person is recreating the entire Zelda Breath of the Wild map in Minecraft and it looks amazing | Boing Boing
Added 16 hours ago
Summary: Reddit user u/Dinaeh has been posting updates of their project to recreate the world from Zelda Breath of the Wild in Minecraft. They are almost finished and the plan is to add all the shrines and …
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Why did this semi-truck driver decide to drive into flood waters? | Boing Boing

Why did this semi-truck driver decide to drive into flood waters? | Boing Boing
Added 17 hours ago
Summary: The driver of this truck was either desperate or foolhardy when he drove his truck across a flooded road. At the end, it looks like the truck simply gave up and flopped over for a little nap. Click…
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Charlie Kirk wins Meidas Touch's "Weirdo of the Week" for smearing champion gymnast Simone Biles | Boing Boing

Charlie Kirk wins Meidas Touch's "Weirdo of the Week" for smearing champion gymnast Simone Biles | Boing Boing
Added 17 hours ago
Summary: Simone Biles is an American gymnast. She has won 31 Olympic and World Championship medals, making her the most decorated American gymnast of all time.  Charlie Kirk is a conservative talk radio hos…
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Watch this insane video of people tunbling down a dangerously steep hill to try to catch a cheese wheel | Boing Boing

Watch this insane video of people tunbling down a dangerously steep hill to try to catch a cheese wheel | Boing Boing
Added 17 hours ago
Summary: This five-minute video of Cheese Rolling Day May 31, 1982 features footage of people haphazardly rolling and leaping down a steep hill, in hopes to catch a wheel of Double Gloucester, which is tumb…
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Matt Berry's cover of the Rainbow theme tune | Boing Boing

Matt Berry's cover of the Rainbow theme tune | Boing Boing
Added 17 hours ago
Summary: I forgot about Matt Berry’s Television Themes album and am here to report, three years late, that you may now get it (along with the others he has since released). The selection is a 1970s di…
Sentiment: positive
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A better toilet plunger | Boing Boing

A better toilet plunger | Boing Boing
Added 17 hours ago
Summary: Plunging a clogged toilet is hard work, but it’s a lot easier when you have a horizontal grip. The Liquid-Plumr plunger has a grip that allows you to push down with a lot more force than a simple p…
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The Venice Beach boardwalk is pretty much clear of homeless encampments | Boing Boing

The Venice Beach boardwalk is pretty much clear of homeless encampments | Boing Boing
Added 17 hours ago
Summary: Apparently, the circus that is Los Angeles’ homeless outreach and service programs aligned well enough to cooperate, and maintained their resolve long enough to find housing for most of the f…
Sentiment: positive
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Vaughn Bodē documentary in the works | Boing Boing

Vaughn Bodē documentary in the works | Boing Boing
Added 18 hours ago
Summary: Vaughn Bodē was one of the coolest underground artists of the 1960s and 1970s, painting a joyous mix of sexuality, psychedelia and appropriated cartoon tropes. It would have been his 80th birthday …
Sentiment: positive
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Anti-masker destroys supermarket with a hatchet | Boing Boing

Anti-masker destroys supermarket with a hatchet | Boing Boing
Added 18 hours ago
Summary: According to u/moskayjoh this gentleman wanted to teach this supermarket a lesson for denying to serve his maskless wife. So he chopped up the checkout area with a hatchet. That’ll learn R…
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In the 1970s boxes of Alpha-Bits cereal had tiny terrariums as the toy surprise | Boing Boing

In the 1970s boxes of Alpha-Bits cereal had tiny terrariums as the toy surprise | Boing Boing
Added a day ago
Summary: Of all the toy surprises offered in cereal boxes, the best was the Quisp meteorite ring from the 1960s. One sold at auction in 2014 for over $800. The Alpha-Bits terrariums, which were introduced i…
Sentiment: positive
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Get the Apple MagSafe Duo Charger for over 30% off | Boing Boing

Get the Apple MagSafe Duo Charger for over 30% off | Boing Boing
Added a day ago
Summary: iPhones, AirPods, Apple Watches, oh my! Okay, that may not be what Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, but if she lived in today’s world, she very well may. While all these Apple gadgets have b…
Sentiment: positive
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The world's blackest ink | Boing Boing

The world's blackest ink | Boing Boing
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Summary: Blink claims to be the world’s blackest ink and comes from the same creator as Black 2.0, the ultra-black paint designed to be an alternative to Vantablack after that paint’s creator ga…
Sentiment: positive
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These 10 VPN deals are all an extra 30% off right now | Boing Boing

These 10 VPN deals are all an extra 30% off right now | Boing Boing
Added 2 days ago
Summary: You’ve heard for years that you need to be using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect all of your activities online. But while it’s become a vital layer of web protection, that do…
Sentiment: positive
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Why buy expensive new Beats earbuds when all of these quality options are on sale for less? | Boing Boing

Why buy expensive new Beats earbuds when all of these quality options are on sale for less? | Boing Boing
Added 2 days ago
Summary: It’s a sure bet that whenever Apple unveils a new…well, anything, it’s going to capture media and audience attention. Hey, it’s Apple. It’s what they do. That always i…
Sentiment: positive
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Street vendor amazing dough ball toss | Boing Boing

Street vendor amazing dough ball toss | Boing Boing
Added 2 days ago
Summary: Watch this guy cut and flip dough balls into the bubbling oil like a boss. Lokma, a Turkish or Greek deep fried pastry then gets coated in honey or syrup and this gentleman prepares them for cookin…
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Behind the scenes shenanigans at a 1960s TV studio | Boing Boing

Behind the scenes shenanigans at a 1960s TV studio | Boing Boing
Added 2 days ago
Summary: This video from 1960 of TV station employees joking around behind the scenes is pretty awesome. These three fellows are having a ball, pretending to do surgery on their friend, and using office sup…
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Implosion of tower dorms at Vanderbilt University | Boing Boing

Implosion of tower dorms at Vanderbilt University | Boing Boing
Added 2 days ago
Summary: The towers Carmichael were demolished this weekend on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The east (1966) and west (1970) towers were the tallest buildings at the university at 14…
Sentiment: positive
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This 1990s computer animation will melt your brain | Boing Boing

This 1990s computer animation will melt your brain | Boing Boing
Added 2 days ago
Summary: The Only Taste Is Salt by computer artist and animator Steve Speer is an animated short from the mid 1990s that will melt your brain. Before you click “play,” prepare to step into a vortex to anoth…
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This 1970s video gives detailed advice about how to buy and prepare meat | Boing Boing

This 1970s video gives detailed advice about how to buy and prepare meat | Boing Boing
Added 2 days ago
Summary: This obscure 2part video from the 1970s gives detailed advice about how to buy and prepare meat. The woman in the video, who appears to have consumed a couple of pre-dinner martinis, teaches viewer…
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Why did this 1990 QuickTime CD-ROM have a bizarre video of "Spoon Man?" | Boing Boing

Why did this 1990 QuickTime CD-ROM have a bizarre video of "Spoon Man?" | Boing Boing
Added 2 days ago
Summary: Apple’s QuickTime Version 1.0 CD-ROM (1990) came with this peculiar video called “Spoon Man.” The 37-second long clip features actor Mark Petrakis as “Spoon Man.” He is dressed in a cloak wit…
Sentiment: positive
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Take an extra 15% off all these accessories for Apple AirTags, AirPods, and Apple Watches | Boing Boing

Take an extra 15% off all these accessories for Apple AirTags, AirPods, and Apple Watches | Boing Boing
Added 2 days ago
Summary: When you think Apple, it isn’t unusual to instinctively think of those high-grade Apple devices like the iPhone, the iPad, the MacBook, and more. But there’s a whole range of those lowe…
Sentiment: positive
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10 DIY kits full of fun tech that your kids can build themselves, all at an extra 15% off | Boing Boing

10 DIY kits full of fun tech that your kids can build themselves, all at an extra 15% off | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: DIY. It’s a magical word. Or, more specifically, three words. Do it yourself means something in the tech arena, so this collection of cool projects to assemble from component pieces not only leaves…
Sentiment: positive
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Check out 10 deals on training to make you an IT expert or top-notch ethical hacker | Boing Boing

Check out 10 deals on training to make you an IT expert or top-notch ethical hacker | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: The trick to shopping for web bargains is always knowing the best time to strike. Case in point: this collection of training bundles. They contain everything needed to be a premier IT guru, and the…
Sentiment: positive
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Here's how you get a killer $200 4K Ninja Dragon Alpha Z drone for just $85 | Boing Boing

Here's how you get a killer $200 4K Ninja Dragon Alpha Z drone for just $85 | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: In the past few years, the drone market has swelled with many competitors vying for top positions, but if you do the proper legwork, you can find some killer deals out there.  Perfect finds ca…
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Watch these interviews with famous culture-jamming pranksters | Boing Boing

Watch these interviews with famous culture-jamming pranksters | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Pranks TV! (1988) is a video directed by Leslie Asako Gladsjø. The video features 6 interviews which also appear transcribed in the book Pranks! by RE/search publications. The book, which I highly …
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Watch: A little caterpillar wagging its tail like a puppy | Boing Boing

Watch: A little caterpillar wagging its tail like a puppy | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Redditor u/StineItch spotted this little bug making its way across a forest trail in Panama. The bug has been (tentatively) identified as either a puss or asp caterpillar, according to r/whatsthisb…
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Watch this 8mm movie of a circus in Alaska in 1966 | Boing Boing

Watch this 8mm movie of a circus in Alaska in 1966 | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: I love looking at photos and videos of old-fashioned carnivals. The whimsical imagery from this 1966 8mm home video (titled “A day at the Alaska Circus” on YouYube) fills me with joy. The video fea…
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Watch this documentary about a village's sole inhabitant | Boing Boing

Watch this documentary about a village's sole inhabitant | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Wooden People is a 27-minute documentary that tells the story of Mikalaj, the only person living in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, a small village in Europe’s largest forest. Belovezhskaya Pushcha wa…
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3D-printed engine fan fails spectacularly | Boing Boing

3D-printed engine fan fails spectacularly | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Come for the noisy, doomed 3D-printed engine fan. Stay for the freezer duct-taped shut that one notices in the aftermath. (Fan fans can follow the creator’s progress on the SkyersJet YouTube …
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That time Emperor Palpatine took over a Disneyworld dance-off | Boing Boing

That time Emperor Palpatine took over a Disneyworld dance-off | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: From 2008 until 2014 Disneyworld ran Snig and Oopla’s Hyperspace Hoopla, a staged dance-off between a number of Star Wars characters as the finale of their Star Wars Weekend. Chewbacca would …
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There's an official $#@&ing terminology for censoring swears like $#@&: Grawlix | Boing Boing

There's an official $#@&ing terminology for censoring swears like $#@&: Grawlix | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Artist Mitch Gerads is perhaps best known for his award-winning collaborations with writer Tom King which deconstructed the mental health struggles of less popular DC superheroes such as Adam Stran…
Sentiment: positive
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Get a complete picture of your cat's oral health with a $68 Basepaws test | Boing Boing

Get a complete picture of your cat's oral health with a $68 Basepaws test | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Cats…well, they just don’t care what you think. Sure, they love you in their own way. But they’ve got their own agenda. And what you want … is usually pretty far down their priority lis…
Sentiment: positive
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How dumb Social Media rules punished me for a Lovecraftian parody of Billy Joel | Boing Boing

How dumb Social Media rules punished me for a Lovecraftian parody of Billy Joel | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Back in the winter of 2018, a sort-of meme went around pointing out that the cadence of the HP Lovecraft poem “Nemesis” fit perfectly with the melody of Billy Joel’s “Piano …
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Watch down-on-his-luck cowboy star Hoot Gibson in a 1954 infomercial for chinchilla breeding | Boing Boing

Watch down-on-his-luck cowboy star Hoot Gibson in a 1954 infomercial for chinchilla breeding | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: “Find out what chinchillas can mean to your future security.” That’s the message for viewers who tuned into The Hoot Gibson Show in 1954. Hoot Gibson was born in Tekamah, Nebraska…
Sentiment: positive
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Horror stories of dogs abused, dead or missing while being looked after by Rover sitters | Boing Boing

Horror stories of dogs abused, dead or missing while being looked after by Rover sitters | Boing Boing
Added 3 days ago
Summary: CNN Business reports on the growing number of dogs that have gone missing or died while in the care of sitters provided by Rover, an Uber-like pet-sitting service. They report on six, but suspects …
Sentiment: negative
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President Biden is clearly tired of Peter Doocy | Boing Boing

President Biden is clearly tired of Peter Doocy | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: After addressing the nation, President Biden was walking off as Fox’s never-quite-clever-enough Peter Doocy apparently needed his ass handed to him. RawStory: Following an address to the pres…
Sentiment: negative
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Watch a reporter's surprise when he sees a truck behind him has rolled into a lake | Boing Boing

Watch a reporter's surprise when he sees a truck behind him has rolled into a lake | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: While an Illinois reporter for WICS Channel 20 stood in front of Lake Springfield, talking about drought conditions, a white pickup truck was rolling toward the water. The driver had apparently ste…
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Extend your vision for dark movie nights with this $8.50 LED backlight for smart TVs | Boing Boing

Extend your vision for dark movie nights with this $8.50 LED backlight for smart TVs | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: You’ve got a big ole TV. It’s 55”…or 65”…or 75”. It’s glorious. Absolutely glorious. But while its brilliance is obviously sublime, that could blind you to a couple of other facts to co…
Sentiment: positive
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A 900-person Covid delta cluster in Massachusetts includes 74% vaccinated people | Boing Boing

A 900-person Covid delta cluster in Massachusetts includes 74% vaccinated people | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: An alarming Washington Post article says the Covid-19 delta variant is “so contagious that it acts almost like a different novel virus, leaping from target to target more swiftly than Ebola o…
Sentiment: positive
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Florida man injured after entering a jaguar enclosure | Boing Boing

Florida man injured after entering a jaguar enclosure | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: A Florida man apparently didn’t realize it was dangerous to bully a live jaguar until he tried to do just that. The 20-year-old gentleman was at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens when he decid…
Sentiment: negative
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GOP talk show host who expressed skepticism of Covid vaccine is "struggling to breathe" | Boing Boing

GOP talk show host who expressed skepticism of Covid vaccine is "struggling to breathe" | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Nashville radio talk show host Phil Valentine (61) is still in critical condition after being hospitalized for COVID-19 over two weeks ago, reports WBUR. On his show, Valentine was well-known for h…
Sentiment: positive
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From CSS to JavaScript, here are 10 coding bundles that can make you a master programmer | Boing Boing

From CSS to JavaScript, here are 10 coding bundles that can make you a master programmer | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: The web development world is more than a world. It’s a whole universe. That’s because, for every project you see on the web, there were likely 10 different ways to reach that final product. But whi…
Sentiment: positive
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Two men in the middle of kidnapping a Louisiana woman drown on the job | Boing Boing

Two men in the middle of kidnapping a Louisiana woman drown on the job | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Two gentlemen drowned during a kidnapping attempt in Louisiana. Millionaire Lawrence Michael Handley had hired the men, both 27 years old, to kidnap his ex-wife, Schanda Handley. She was at home wi…
Sentiment: negative
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Cryptos: $BLOOD

The full story of the Dybbuk Box hoax | Boing Boing

The full story of the Dybbuk Box hoax | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: The Dybbuk Box—a cursed wine box that supposedly came to America laden with its owner’s grim experience of the Holocaust—was one of the few straight-up paranormal “hits” in an era…
Sentiment: negative
2 minute read
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Stocks: $FB

Metal version of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' theme | Boing Boing

Metal version of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' theme | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Leo never fails to entertain. The bunny is awesome. Additionally, for your enjoyment:
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Mike Lindell pulls ads from Fox News and denounces channel after it refused to run his election lies | Boing Boing

Mike Lindell pulls ads from Fox News and denounces channel after it refused to run his election lies | Boing Boing
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Mike Lindell, the Trump supporter and MyPillow entrepreneur, today denounced Fox News and pulled his pillow ads from the network after it refused to run one that repeated his favorite election cons…
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Watch weird Madison Cawthorn declare "Madam speaker, you are not God!" in over-the-top mask protest | Boing Boing

Watch weird Madison Cawthorn declare "Madam speaker, you are not God!" in over-the-top mask protest | Boing Boing
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Summary: In stilted speech fit for a Christian theater camp audition, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R–NC) channeled his inner thespian today. Taking center stage on the House floor to protest the mask mandate, he …
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A gorgeous wooden ergonomic keyboard you can actually buy | Boing Boing

A gorgeous wooden ergonomic keyboard you can actually buy | Boing Boing
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Summary: The Keyboardio Model 100 is a handsome wooden ergonomic keyboard, all but alone in a world of ugly “medical devices” to which typists with tricky hands must subject themselves. Just a f…
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Watch amazing footage of a Pennsylvania car dealership before, during, and after a tornado hits | Boing Boing

Watch amazing footage of a Pennsylvania car dealership before, during, and after a tornado hits | Boing Boing
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Summary: Shahzada Shakeel just happened to be recording the rain while inside northern Pennsylvania’s Faulkner Mazda Trevose car dealership when a tornado hit. The footage, which he caught and po…
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Made-for-TV super salesman Ron Popiel has passed away | Boing Boing

Made-for-TV super salesman Ron Popiel has passed away | Boing Boing
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Summary: Star of so many commercials from our childhoods, infomercial innovator Ron Popiel suddenly, and peacefully, passed away at age 86. Rest in peace, Ron. CNN: In 1959 he appeared in his first TV comme…
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Large non-skid cutting mats | Boing Boing

Large non-skid cutting mats | Boing Boing
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Summary: This four-pack of colorful, Bellemain 15″ x 11″ cutting mats was a great purchase. The bottom is textured so the mat doesn’t slip when you use it. I’ve run them through the bottom rack …
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Cryptos: $ESH

This 1970 documentary shows dirty old New York at its meanest and most decrepit | Boing Boing

This 1970 documentary shows dirty old New York at its meanest and most decrepit | Boing Boing
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Summary: Narrated by the incredible Jack Gilford, “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters” is a 28-minute documentary about Jewish philanthropical foundation addressing poverty in New York City in 1970. …
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If you do not carry this CO2 tire inflator with you on bike rides, it won't help when you have a flat | Boing Boing

If you do not carry this CO2 tire inflator with you on bike rides, it won't help when you have a flat | Boing Boing
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Summary: If you or your riding buddy gets a flat tire, this CO2 inflator is a handy, quick way to get back on the road… if you have it with you. Complete with 5 16g threaded CO2 canisters, and levers …
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Amanda Knox, acquitted in murder of Meredith Kircher, assails movie that fictionalizes a hand in her killing | Boing Boing

Amanda Knox, acquitted in murder of Meredith Kircher, assails movie that fictionalizes a hand in her killing | Boing Boing
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Summary: Tom McCarthy, the director of Stillwater, is proud to have been “directly inspired” by “the Amanda Knox saga”. The movie is being promoted with the image and the name of Ama…
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Keane "big eyes" painting returned 50 years after it was stolen from the waiting room of a dentist whose daughter is depicted in the artwork | Boing Boing

Keane "big eyes" painting returned 50 years after it was stolen from the waiting room of a dentist whose daughter is depicted in the artwork | Boing Boing
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Summary: In 1972, someone swiped this gorgeous Margaret Keane painting from a dentist’s office waiting room in Honolulu, Hawaii. Last week, it was finally returned to the dentist’s family, inclu…
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Stocks: $VIEW$NOV
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The sweetest tomatoes are underripe | Boing Boing

The sweetest tomatoes are underripe | Boing Boing
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Summary: A new study from the scientific journal Metabolites analyzed the pigment molecules in 157 different kinds of tomatoes in order to figure out the role that colors play in flavor (emphasis added). Ch…
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Pawp combines vet telemedicine and emergency vet funds into a new pet insurance alternative | Boing Boing

Pawp combines vet telemedicine and emergency vet funds into a new pet insurance alternative | Boing Boing
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Summary: No one needs to tell you the pace of life is increasing. Whether you’re a baby boomer, a Gen Xer, a millennial, or even a Gen Zer, you can feel it. Whether you grew up in the ’50s, the ’…
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A Colorado cop was arrested on felony charges after new video shows him violently abusing a man | Boing Boing

A Colorado cop was arrested on felony charges after new video shows him violently abusing a man | Boing Boing
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Summary: Disturbing video caught on a body cam shows a cop violently arresting a man in Aurora, Colorado. The man can be heard saying, “What did I do?” “I can’t breathe,” and &…
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Stocks: $ADBE$HAS
Cryptos: $AOA

An Airbnb host abruptly canceled a family's vacation house when asked about security cameras | Boing Boing

An Airbnb host abruptly canceled a family's vacation house when asked about security cameras | Boing Boing
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Summary: An Airbnb host abruptly canceled a family’s farmhouse rental in New Hampshire right before their vacation started after they asked about the property’s security cameras. The family had …
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Say cheese! How bad photography has changed our definition of good pictures | Boing Boing

Say cheese! How bad photography has changed our definition of good pictures | Boing Boing
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Summary: It’s generally agreed that just about everyone today is a photographer to the extent that just about everyone carries a smartphone. Less understood, though, is how essential failures and mist…
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Suffering from CDC whiplash? Watch 'The Fauci Mask Song' for comic relief | Boing Boing

Suffering from CDC whiplash? Watch 'The Fauci Mask Song' for comic relief | Boing Boing
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Summary: Staying ahead of Covid – racing against mutating variants, pleading with vaccine-phobic Americans to do the right thing, battling misinformation while continuing to discover new information – isn&#…
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TikToker shows the difference between U.S. and French co-workers | Boing Boing

TikToker shows the difference between U.S. and French co-workers | Boing Boing
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Summary: Americans are more roundabout when discussing work issues, while the French don’t beat around the bush. At least that’s what I gather from Victoria Gabrielle Pierce’s video in whi…
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Toddler loves her creepy undead baby doll | Boing Boing

Toddler loves her creepy undead baby doll | Boing Boing
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Summary: In Canada, a little girl loves her baby ghoul doll. From YouTube: Last Halloween, my family went to Walmart and our 2 year old found this creepy baby doll and proceeded to nurture it and tote it ar…
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Cryptos: $MKR

Watch: Even jail won't let Matt Gaetz and Marj into their building, caught on video | Boing Boing

Watch: Even jail won't let Matt Gaetz and Marj into their building, caught on video | Boing Boing
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Summary: Just after getting canceled by three tour venues and booed out of a press conference, Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to walk into the DC Department of Corrections today, but even the j…
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Angel Olsen brings the mood for a cover of Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance" | Boing Boing

Angel Olsen brings the mood for a cover of Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance" | Boing Boing
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Summary: Earlier this month, indie chanteuse Angel Olsen teased her forthcoming EP of 1980s covers with her slow and dreamy take on Laura Branigan’s “Gloria.” Today, she brings the mood to…
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Stocks: $ADBE$HAS
Cryptos: $BELA

Here is a brief history of toilets | Boing Boing

Here is a brief history of toilets | Boing Boing
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Summary: Who gives a crap about the history of toilets? Francis de los Reyes does. He’s a professor of civil engineering at North Carolina State University whose research focuses on “wastewater …
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Check out the sad and scary interviews with Qanoners at the "God and Country Patriot Roundup" | Boing Boing

Check out the sad and scary interviews with Qanoners at the "God and Country Patriot Roundup" | Boing Boing
Added 5 days ago
Summary: The “All Gas and No Brakes” guy (now calling his YouTube channel Channel 5 with Andrew Callaghan) went to the “God and Country Patriot Roundup” in Dallas, Texas. He intervie…
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Playdate pre-orders open | Boing Boing

Playdate pre-orders open | Boing Boing
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Summary: Playdate, from Panic and Teenage Engineering, is the only handheld console I’ll be buying this year. The official store opened today, accepting pre-orders for delivery in 2022. Playdate disti…
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Plug in these smart home outlets to make any connected device web-enabled for just $17 | Boing Boing

Plug in these smart home outlets to make any connected device web-enabled for just $17 | Boing Boing
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Summary: With the proliferation of smart objects, most of us assumed it wouldn’t be long before virtually every electrical device has a new, upgraded smart 2.0 version that’s web-compatible, voice-controlla…
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These charming night owls have a porch party when they think no one is watching | Boing Boing

These charming night owls have a porch party when they think no one is watching | Boing Boing
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Summary: Once the humans are tucked away, these owls in Yuma, Arizona know where to play. Arriving at a large playground, er, porch at 10:30 pm, they spent their time munching on bugs, preening, exploring, …
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Need to learn CompTIA, AWS, Cisco, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud? This training can help. | Boing Boing

Need to learn CompTIA, AWS, Cisco, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud? This training can help. | Boing Boing
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Summary: When you’re training in the fine arts of IT disciplines, there are many different masters to serve. You could load up on CompTIA certifications. As the world leader in IT preparedness testing, an a…
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Unhappy Happy Meal customer tears apart a McDonald's, fights police | Boing Boing

Unhappy Happy Meal customer tears apart a McDonald's, fights police | Boing Boing
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Summary: Click to expand A gentleman patronizing a McDonald’s in Virginia did his best to destroy the restaurant when his Happy Meal order didn’t go as planned. According to TikToker Kate Rebel …
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Hobby Lobby Surrenders Ancient Gilgamesh Tablets To The US Government | Boing Boing

Hobby Lobby Surrenders Ancient Gilgamesh Tablets To The US Government | Boing Boing
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Summary: The Very Christian Department Store Hobby Lobby has spent the last few years acquiring (read: smuggling) ancient cultural artifacts on the black market. As Séamus Bellamy wrote here in 2018: Over t…
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Stocks: $ADBE$HAS
Cryptos: $PRT$UTED

Weird Rep. Andrew Clyde doubles down on "normal tourist visit" description of Capitol riot | Boing Boing

Weird Rep. Andrew Clyde doubles down on "normal tourist visit" description of Capitol riot | Boing Boing
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Summary: Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-Ga.), wearing orange makeup in a show of fealty to his god-emperor-in-exile, doubled down on his bizarre “normal tourist visit” description of the January 6 Capi…
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Stocks: $ORAN$TWTR

Watch the epic battle between hundreds of monkeys that stopped traffic in Thailand | Boing Boing

Watch the epic battle between hundreds of monkeys that stopped traffic in Thailand | Boing Boing
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Summary: A massive monkey brawl broke out on the streets of Lopburi, Thailand, stopping traffic on a major road. Thousands of monkeys live around the nearby Phra Kan Shrine and the occasional skirmish occur…
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This Adobe training collection explores Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, and more | Boing Boing

This Adobe training collection explores Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, and more | Boing Boing
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Summary: The trick to the Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t what it can do. As the gold standard in digital creation for as long as most of us can remember, there isn’t much this app collection can’t accomplish in…
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These 5 CBD oil benefits could make you a believer | Boing Boing

These 5 CBD oil benefits could make you a believer | Boing Boing
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Summary: It feels like CBD sprang into the forefront of world consciousness in only the last few years. But once we get past the recency bias, the reality is that cannabis and cannabis-derived products — as…
Sentiment: positive
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Get a two-pack of LED smart bulbs with 16 million color options for under $12 | Boing Boing

Get a two-pack of LED smart bulbs with 16 million color options for under $12 | Boing Boing
Added 5 days ago
Summary: What’s your stockpile of available light bulbs like these days? We’re guessing it’s a little thinner than it used to be. Not too long ago, when incandescent bulbs roamed the Earth like dinosaurs, w…
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