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Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

Meet the Man Who Jumped Off One World Trade Center

Last summer, I interviewed dozens of the ironworkers who were working around the clock to turn One World Trade Center into the tallest building in …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Oscars Behind-the-Scenes: Ellen DeGeneres Plans Selfie, Rehearses 'Wine Captain' Joke (Video)

The host is also shown interacting with presenters Channing Tatum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Will Smith and Jennifer Lawrence backstage, where the …

LG's 'Human Phone' Advert Is Just Totally Revolting (VIDEO)

This might be the worst and most horrifying mobile phone advert ever made.<p>Just look at it.<p>The company to blame is LG, who are pitching their new …

New 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Trailer Finally Shows Us What Michael Bay Has In Store

But Michael Bay decided to go a new route by bringing in Mark Wahlberg and introducing fan-favorite toys Dinobots (yes, Dinosaur-like robots that also transform) into the mix. Previously, we've seen a teaser for the film, and while we've had some ideas, we're still pretty fuzzy on what the film …

Movies

An Oral History of Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? Everyone in the cast of Ghostbusters.<p><i>UPDATE:Soon, you can see it in theaters again!</i><p><b>Aykroyd. Murray. Ramis. Reitman. Believe it or not, it was 30 years ago that four brave men came together to battle ghosts, goblins, and, even scarier, New York City traffic. We take a look back</b> …

This 'House Of Cards' And 'Walking Dead' Mashup Is Weirdly Awesome And Disturbing

What do you get when you mix politics and zombies? Something pretty disturbing.<p>Drew Geraci of District 7 Media, who worked on the time-lapse photography for the "House of Cards" opening credits, decided to mashup the intros of Netflix series and "The Walking Dead." The eerie music from the zombie …

Here Are The 8 Most Cringe-Worthy Oscar Acceptance Speeches Ever Made

After Seth MacFarlane’s mockery last year, this year will presumably be a yawn-inducing return to form. Assuming Ellen Degeneres doesn’t have some kind of meltdown on stage and ditch her dance moves to send the censors into hysteria with a 10 minute joke riff on <i>12 Years A Slave</i>, we can probably …

How I stay calm, by people with very stressful jobs

The football manager: Chris Wilder, at Northampton Town FC, currently bottom of League Two<p>When you're watching your team out on the pitch, your heart might be racing, yet you've got to appear in control. You have to remain calm to make good decisions.<p>As manager, the whole responsibility for the …

Netflix 'Sleep Tracker' pauses film when you nod off

A new Netflix feature monitors your Fitbit fitness wristband to detect when you fall asleep and pauses the film or program you were watching, ready to restart another time<p>A feature to pause Netflix when you fall asleep has been developed during an internal Hack Day for developers - but may never …

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Oscars 2014: 10 of the all-time best Academy Awards ceremony moments

1. When Jack met Jennifer<p>This is perhaps my favourite Oscar moment ever, and it is from last year: the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. Tellingly, it does not take place up on stage, in the often tense and frozen ritual of the awards ceremony itself, but happens in the cheerful buzz of the post-show …

Q&A: Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush, 62, was born in Australia. After completing an English degree at the University of Queensland, he went to Paris to study acting at the Jacques Lecoq school, before returning to Australia to work in theatre. His role in the 1996 film Shine won him worldwide recognition, and he became …

Meet the man who quit his job to play golf and test the theory that, with enough practice, you can become good at anything. http://bbc.in/1pJDNmF