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here's a beautiful map that helped american women earn voting rights

the awakening by henry mayer is considered one of the finest pieces of political art of the 20th-century and is often mentioned as the most beautiful of the "suffrage maps." american women earned the vote from west to east before the right became federal law. (more…)





can you name all 26 bands whose fonts comprise this alphabet?

design firm dorothy created an alphabet made up entirely of letters from classic rock band logos. i did ok on this one, but the alternative rock one kicked my butt: (more…)





billy corgan is selling off his used gear, including smashing pumpkins guitars and amps

in august, you'll have a chance to own a piece of smashing pumpkins history when billy corgan sells off over 150 pieces of his used gear, including guitars, basses and amps. these items are all from his personal collection which include, according to the reverb (where everything will be sold), "the core gear used on the albums and tours all of which helped define corgan as a musician."

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try 1password for 60 days free of charge in the boing boing store

with excellent integration in ios and desktop browsers alike, 1password is a very useful password manager for apple users. right now you can give it a free try for 60 days.

1password makes it easy to generate secure password strings and keep track of important credentials on your iphone, ipad, and mac. by keeping all of your passwords encrypted behind a single, long-form pass phrase, you can maintain personal security while still having convenient access to all of your web logins, credit cards, and id info.

it lives on your desktop as a non-intrusive menu bar app, and keeps track of new accounts you create on websites automatically with plugins for chrome, safari, and firefox. their mobile app offers quick entry into your password vault with touch id, so you can get into all of your online profiles as easily as on your home computer.

sign up for a 60-day trial with 1password here in the boing boing store.






guy gets super-high on ayahuasca, gets cosmic woodworking instructions

chris isner was a regular guy until an ayahuasca trip gave him clear instructions on creating a trippy style of bas relief wood sculptures. (more…)





in the uk, 77% of 2017 university grads will never fully repay their student loan debt

because of the uk's dramatic shift from student grants to loans, a startling report from the institute for financial studies predicts that 77.4% of university graduates in the uk's class of 2017 will not repay their full student loan obligations. this is up from 41.5% just six years ago in 2011.

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watch 'folk alex jones,' in which infowars rants become 'indie folk song'

superdeluxe transformed some alex jones crazypants rants into a bon iver-esque song. it is hilarious.

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watch french army perform daft punk medley they played for trump and macron on #bastilleday

in preparation for the big bastille day military parade, the french army is shown in this video rehearsing a daft punk medley.

the celebratory parade is the world's oldest and longest military one in the world, and happens each year down the champs-élysées in paris.

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philosophical and inspirational short film set to surfing

surfer filipe jervis stars in timing, a short film that encourages everyone to pursue their dreams now, and not wait for the perfect timing. why? because it's never the perfect time. (more…)






watch this artist repaint a barbie doll to look like wonder woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gbvyvdd_km

watch as an off-the-shelf barbie gets a superhero makeover in this delightful tutorial. includes a list of materials used and a very relaxing voiceover. (more…)






this week has been crazy. here are some ways to relieve the stress.

unless you’re fabulously wealthy or have stayed offline and away from news, your summer may be tinged with existential angst. this trump stuff is super stressful.

we invite you to browse this list of some physical and digital comforts in our store, to lighten your load. unfortunately, you will have to connect to the internet to do that, and pick them up for yourself. just don't read the news.

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jellyfish vase: aquarium filled with lovely translucent flexible vases

akihiro ito shared this lovely and relaxing video of nendo's art piece called jellyfish vase, a collection of silicone forms in the shape of vases that are thin enough to sway in gentle water currents.

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watch a car crash spark a spectacular electrical fire

after a van creamed an electric pole, the sparks started arcing in london, ontario. the sound and light show was captured by an onlooker. (more…)






become a polyglot programmer with our 80+ hour 'ultimate learn to code 2017 bundle'

the number of devices that connect to the internet is ever-increasing, so web technology has to move fast to keep up with their needs. because both seasoned programmers and novices can get overwhelmed with the rapid churn of frameworks and languages, it makes sense to study lots of different techniques to stay on top of popular programming techniques.

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watch: naomi klein and jeremy corbyn talk about the future of politics in the us and the uk

naomi klein (previously) is the author of several voraciously readable, hugely influential books about radical politics, most recently no is not enough, which calls for a positive vision for a different, better future, going beyond the idea of replacing trump, may and other neoliberal leaders with slightly less neoliberal leaders who might be slightly better on climate change or women's reproductive rights -- as the joke goes, "a conservative wants the world to be run by 150 white, male ceos; a liberal wants to be sure half of them are women and/or people of color." (more…)






watch: naomi klein and jeremy corbyn talk about the future of politics in the us and the uk

naomi klein (previously) is the author of several voraciously readable, hugely influential books about radical politics, most recently no is not enough, which calls for a positive vision for a different, better future, going beyond the idea of replacing trump, thatcher and other neoliberal leaders with slightly less neoliberal leaders who might be slightly better on climate change or women's reproductive rights -- as the joke goes, "a conservative wants the world to be run by 150 white, male ceos; a liberal wants to be sure half of them are women and/or people of color." (more…)






around the world, public perception of china's political primacy surges

the us is still viewed around the world as the top political power, but perceptions of china's leadership are growing rapidly, especially in african states with heavy chinese investment, and in russia. (more…)






open carry swords come to texas on sept 1

if you live in texas, rejoice: gov. greg abbott has signed house bill 1935, which, from september 1, will safeguard your right to openly carry a sword, dagger or knife, though not into "schools, colleges, churches and bars." (image: thinkgeek) (via naked capitalism)






being poor in america means you get more mosquito bites

a team of public health researchers studies mosquito populations in neighborhoods in baltimore, looking for correlation between socioeconomic status and mosquitoes. (more…)