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Google tries to define a valid family. Predictable awfulness ensues.

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Ten years ago, a group of engineers and media executives sat down to decide what was, and was not, a real family. The results were predictably terrible. (more…)

This mountain inspired a prison break in 1943

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Stuck in an East African prison camp in 1943, Italian POW Felice Benuzzi needed a challenge to regain his sense of purpose. He made a plan that seemed crazy -- to break out of the camp, climb Mount Kenya, and break back in. In this week's...Show More Summary

Photos from the Body Farm

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Texas State University's Body Farm (AKA Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University or FACTS) is a 45-year-old facility where the corpses of medical body donors are left to decompose so that researchers can observe the rate...Show More Summary

Monopoly capitalism destroyed American black businesses, which provided safe employment for civil rights activists

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

For a generation, Americas anti-trust enforcers have walked away from their duties, gripped by an ideology that says that bigger companies mean more profits (which benefit the rich) and lower prices (which benefit everyone else). (more…)

Game theory: pedestrians versus autonomous vehicles

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Any well-designed self-driving car will be at pains to avoid killing people, if only to prevent paperwork delays when they mow someone down. (more…)

Connecticut's undertaxed super-rich hedgies get "tax bills" from anti-cuts protesters

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Connecticut, home to the richest hedge-fund managers in America, is going broke, cutting services and gutting pension plans to try and fill its $1.8B budget hole -- a hole it plans on filling by taking away $1.5B from the state's workers. (more…)

"Unskilled group" is responsible for multiple, crappy ransomware attacks

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Software can be thought of as a system for encapsulating the expertise of skilled practitioners; translate the hard-won expertise of a machinist or a dental technician or a bookkeeper into code, and people with little expertise in those fields can recreate many of the feats of the greatest virtuosos, just by hitting Enter. (more…)

Restoration revealed 1920s roulette table was rigged

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Enjoy this simple and surprising tale from The Games Room Company, who were tasked with restoring a roulette table operated in Chicago throughout the 1930s: "we found that it had been completely rigged to defraud people and increaseShow More Summary

These 10 People Never Existed but Fooled So Many

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Weird Worm

This isn't a list about myths or folklore. These people are all relatively recent inventions, sometimes accidental, sometimes intentional hoaxes, and occasionally a public misconception. These are only ten examples of people who never existed.

Meet a googly-eyed cuttlefish

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The operators of the ocean-floor exploring vehicle E/V Nautilus chanced across this absolutely adorable googly-eyed purple cuttlefish, so what they they do? They spent the next five minutes making fun of it! [via Reddit] The team spotted this Stubby Squid off the coast of California at a depth of 900 meters (2,950 feet). Show More Summary

The Voice Of Bart Simpson Shocks An Unsuspecting Kid With Her Impression

2 hours agoHumor : eBaum's World

He was selling chocolate for a school fundraiser when he met the infamous Bart Simpson.

Oh, look! A fidget tool

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

When you can’t wait for the world’s longest meeting to end, the mindless leg bouncing makes your boredom obvious and just annoys everybody else. Everyone knows the TPS reports need the damn cover sheet, but some sadistic colleague keeps forgetting, probably on purpose just to eat into your lunch hour. Show More Summary

19 Badass Facts About 'Inglorious Basterds'

3 hours agoHumor : eBaum's World

Another badass group of facts from one of Tarantino's most epic movies!

Desperate Guy Tries To Befriend An Alligator

3 hours agoHumor : eBaum's World

Perhaps just a lonely T-Rex looking for a long lost relative?

Jenny Nicholson's "Top 10 Reasons I Won't Do ASMR" ASMR

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I get a huge kick out of the videos of the always-entertaining nerd whisperer Jenny Nicholson. If you haven't seen her channel, check it out and watch as she sits on her bed, surrounded by sci-fi plushies, and shares her quirky, sometimes...Show More Summary

Louis Grabher's personalized auto license plate deemed too offensive to renew

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Mr. Grabher's personalized plate, GRABHER, has never been a problem until this year's renewal. The BBC reports that the Nova Scotian motorist was refused permission to plate up his own name—of fine German vintage—by the local transport department. Show More Summary

Gordon Ramsey Owns His Guest With A Terrifying Blender Prank

3 hours agoHumor : eBaum's World

Chef Ramsay pulls a fast one that even the audience falls for!

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