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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

World's Most Pierced Woman

Bizarre-looking Elaine Davidson is officially the world's most pierced woman. She looks unlikely to get babysitting work anytime soon.

8-Year-Old Guitar Prodigy Stuns Audiences

Eight-year-old Tallan Latz, of Elkhorn, is billed as the "youngest performing blues guitarist in the world." and is playing gigs and racking up endorsement deals.

Electro-Harmonix, guitar pedal engineers, vintage sound gadgets

Electro-Harmonix, guitar pedal engineers, vintage sound gadgets

David Byrne, "People Tree" from NASA dir. Syd Garon + Johannes Gamble

David Byrne, "People Tree" from NASA dir. Syd Garon + Johannes Gamble

MAKING WATCHMEN WORK: CG tech w/Zack Snyder, Des Jardin (BB Video)

MAKING WATCHMEN WORK: CG tech w/Zack Snyder, Des Jardin (BB Video)

"OUTLAWED" excerpts, pt. 1: Gitmo Detainees Tortured

Today's episode of Boing Boing video is an excerpt from OUTLAWED, a film produced by WITNESS, in partnership with more than a dozen other human rights groups around the world.

The future of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, and of the men held there, has been at the top of the news this week -- President Obama has ordered the facility closed, one released detainee has now become the head of Al Qaeda in Yemen, and some around the world are calling for war crimes tribunals to be held over the torture some prisoners survived during rendition.

In this Boing Boing video episode, we are introduced to Binyam Ahmed Mohamed, an Ethiopian man in his thirties (ACLU bio and a detailed report about his case here). Mr. Mohamed survived extraordinary rendition, secret detention, and torture by the U.S. government working with various other governments worldwide.

The story of what he endured, which included horrific sexual violence during interrogation, was painful for us to watch in the studio, when we were editing this preview piece. But all of us on the BB Video team felt like this was an incredibly important story for the world to hear, and we were grateful for the ability to draw greater attention to the story at this time.

OUTLAWED was produced around the time when the Council of Europe issued a report on the topic of extraordinary rendition and torture involving America's "War on Terror." To document why those issues matter, WITNESS created a coalition with a number of US human rights and social justice 'project partners' such as Amnesty and the ACLU to distribute the video.

Mr. Mohamed is still being held at Guantánamo Bay.

Les Claypool's Pigs on a Wing ( BB Video)

Les Claypool apparently has an thing obsession with pigs.

Boston Dynamics BIGDOG Robot

The quadrupedal pack robot from Boston Dynamics, designed for military use.

Roboexotica: robots that serve booze. (Boing Boing Video)

Robots that serve alcoholic beverages, in creative, sexy, or outrageous fashion. Tech developers converge on Vienna once a year for this od...

Dog Attack Shark

It's the craziest thing, a dog on a boat jumps right into the water and bites this shark and drags it to land. Gotta see it to believe it.

Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog

Into the wall