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Boing Boing · 37m ago

Demonstrating the Magnus effect for fun and fun

To show off the Magnus effect, again, 5 balls of varying size are thrown off a 200m cliff. Fun ensues.
Boing Boing · 1h ago

Now that public companies must publish the CEO-median worker wage ratio, cities and states can tax the most unequal firms

The Dodd-Frank act mandated that publicly listed companies would have to publish an annu...
Boing Boing · 1h ago

The fashion boutiques that line the "Champs-Élysées" of a massive Syrian refugee camp are a fascinating lens on the crisis

Sara Elizabeth Williams' long, beautifully written profile of the merchants who establis...
Boing Boing · 2h ago

Chirpss: a bookmarklet that makes your website chirp whenever anyone visits or leaves

If you add Chirpss to your website, it will make a chirping noise whenever anyone comes or goes. You have to have Google Analytics installed (it relies on the realtime tracking GA provides) ...
Boing Boing · 3h ago

Phone room still running in abandoned building Exploring a disused and marvelously creepy bu...
Boing Boing · 3h ago

Can you hear the difference between cheap and expensive pianos?

It's obvious when comparing an untunable yet adorable craigslist clunker with a high-qua...
Boing Boing · 3h ago

Nordstrom confirms that it did not "like" tweet claiming "dick suck" is the true meaning of Nintendo DS

The Twitter account of upscale retailer Nordstrom confirmed this weekend that it did not "...
Boing Boing · 4h ago

Elite: The Musical turned the classic space-trading video game into a glorious epic Elite was the original 3D space-trading game,...
Boing Boing · 8h ago

Duracell wins battle of the alkalines, but cheap brands do well

Chris "The Crispiest Bacon" Hill made this perfectly-designed chart showing how long different brands of alkaline battery lasted in the same flashlight. The surprise would seem to be the Rit...
Boing Boing · 9h ago

Will this water trap stop a cunning cat from opening the door?

"You scare me," he says. Then: "*sigh*"