The singer of a KISS cover band caught on fire in the middle of a show and kept playing

That’s not actually Paul Stanley; it’s Bobby Jensen playing the part of the Starchild in the Minneapolis-based classic rock tribute band Hairball in concert. But either way, it’s still pretty badass (at least until you remember the tragic Great White fire of 2003, and start to wonder why the hell there weren’t more contingencies in place […]

Florida man stored jars of preserved human tongues in his crawlspace

In Gainseville, Florida, a routine crawlspace inspection turned up jars of preserved human tongues that date back to the 1960s. Police are currently investigating whether the tongues were related to research conducted by the home’s previous owner, Ronald A. Baughman, a University of Florida professor emeritus whose work focused on oral medicine and surgery. (WCJB) […]

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk star in Star Trek deepfake

Amusing yet unsettling and increasingly smooth, the deepfakes keep coming. Here’s Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk’s faces superimposed onto Star Trek’s original 1965 pilot episode by, with Bezos as the Talosian magistrate and Musk as Christopher Pike. It’s by TheFakening, one of YouTube’s deepfake masters. In the not too distant future Elon Musk will save […]

How to tie your shoelaces like Satan

Sure, when the rubes glance at your feet, all they see are five-pointed stars. But when YOU gaze in the direction of the underworld… HAIL SATAN! Provenance unknown; posted by u/black_rose_ to r/coolguides. Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/02/21/how-to-tie-your-shoelaces-like.html Indie Brew found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: David Pescovitz

A new app will help you identify IoT-connected devices around you, and tell you what data they’re collecting

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have come up with this new IoT Assistant app (available for both iOS and Android) that will supposedly inform you about what Internet-connected smart devices are around you at any point in time, and what kind of information they might be collecting. “Because of new laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]

Data breach at U.S. agency in charge of securing Trump’s communication

The Defense Information Systems Agency, which calls itself a combat support agency of the Defense Department on its website, employs 8,000 military and civilian employees. The DIA, which is responsible for secure White House communications, said Social Security numbers and other personal data its network held, was likely compromised, reports Reuters, citing a letter sent […]

This electronic ultrasonic bug and rat repellent device has a circuit to light LEDs, but nothing else

This “ultrasonic” pest repellent just has circuit to control LEDs inside from r/assholedesign This Adtala ultrasonic bug and rat repellent device is advertised as having an “Upgraded Smart Chip.” Reddit user SoggyMonsoon opened the case and found a circuit with 2 LEDS, 2 diodes, and three resistors, but no Upgraded Smart Chip. Does it even […]

Instead of plastic bottles, here’s drinking water in an edible blob

Notpla is an edible material made from seaweed and plants that can encapsulate drinking water other edible materials, eliminating the need for plastic packaging. From Fast Company: The designers used a technique from molecular gastronomy to create the package—if you dip a sphere of ice in a mixture of calcium chloride and brown algae extract, […]

K. D. Lang stuns the crowd at Fire Fight Australia with “Hallelujah”

The crowd at this weekend’s Fire Fight Australia was humbled by an intense, heart-felt performance by k.d. lang of her signature cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Fire Fight Australia was a benefit concert held in Sydney to help raise relief money in the wake of the country’s devastating brush fires. Image: YouTube Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/02/17/k-d-lang-stuns-the-crowd-at.html Indie […]