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Learn 3 cool magic tricks with a Sharpie

Oscar Owen has a nice tutorial for doing three different tricks with a standard Sharpie pen. report this ad There are geniuses in almost every creative field. In the world of magic and magicians, there is Lubor Fiedler. While many magicians create tricks, Lubor did something much more difficult: he created new principles on which tricks are based. Lubor lived in Czechoslovakia, escaped …

Nintendo announces new hybrid portable game console

Nintendo’s Switch is a touchscreen tablet with removable physical controls that turn it into a traditional handheld game console. It comes with a chunky dock to hook it up to a TV set for high-definition couch action; also announced is a traditional wireless gamepad to match the squared-off dark gray design. Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, …

Mario theme performed with trumpet and handgun

Charlie Cook performs cover versions of songs with a gunslinging twist. report this ad Esteemed vernacular photography collector Robert Jackson shares his favorite snapshots of people with their record albums. According to Mashable, “These faded prints and Polaroids recall a time when a new record was a physical work of art to be admired and cherished.” I got news for you: That time is still …

Watch traditional Cook Islands tattooing techniques

Croc Coulter works with an apprentice to revive the lost art of tātatau, traditional tattooing done with sticks and bone. So that’s how they made such straight lines in geometric tattoos! From the Loading Docs site: Croc Coulter, a heavily tattooed Englishman living with cystic fibrosis in Rarotonga, teaches his new apprentice the traditional Polynesian art of Tātatau. As with all indigenous art …

Tractor pull goes amazingly wrong

Tractor pull goes amazingly wrong / Boing Boing Wow! Maybe tighten down those bolts next time? report this ad The Atmos R2 may be bigger than the brand’s previously-released vapes, but we argue that in this case it’s definitely a good thing. A bigger heating chamber means more room for packing it full. And the bigger battery means longer, more fulfilling vape sessions. In …

"It's Not OK." After Donald Trump and Billy Bush tape, celebrities share their sexual assault experiences

This video released today from the social media campaign “Humanity for Hilary” features Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and other women who share their own experience of surviving sexual assault. It’s a powerful response to recent events surrounding the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. Sexual assault is “not okay,” the women say. From The …

A Surreal Vic Berger Edit of Melania Trump's Charm Offensive with Anderson Cooper on CNN

A Surreal Vic Berger Edit of Melania Trump’s Charm Offensive with Anderson Cooper on CNN / Boing Boing Here’s Vic Berger’s hilarious and disturbing edit of Melania Trump’s interview with Anderson Cooper on the Trump tapes. report this ad Tommy Edison, the very funny “Blind Film Critic,” who has been without sight since birth, answers the question: “Does it bother you that …

Make: "Mad scientist test-tube rack"

Make: “Mad scientist test-tube rack” / Boing Boing John Park, the maker’s maker, explains in detail how to make this glowing mad scientist test-tube rack that you can use as a Hallowe’en decoration and/or household mood light. The project uses a Feather microcontroller to shine UV LEDs into test-tubes filled with water doped with elements that fluoresce under UV.  …