Saturday, 19 April 2014
INTERESTING STUFF - 19 April 2014
TWO GRANDMOTHERS FIRST AIRPLANE FLIGHT
Just about every TGB reader has sent this or shorter versions of it. Here's the whole thing.
ELDERS VOLUNTEER WITH FOSTER KIDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Tom Delmore of crowsperch sent this story from PBS about a special housing project for foster children and low-income elders that is working out nicely for both groups. You can read a transcript of the video here.
SOUNDS OF SILENCE/GROUNDS FOR VIOLENCE
There are parts of North America (and the rest of the northern hemisphere for all I know) where winter, this year, refuses to end. Bev Carney sent his parody of the Simon and Garfunkel classic. The YouTube page tells us
”Bartley Kives captures the sullen attitude of Winnipeggers towards the neverending winter,”
Let's stick with Canada for one more item. Darlene Costner sent this advertisement from Travel Alberta – shot, mostly, not in winter.
WE NEED MORE OF THIS IN THE WORLD
TGB reader Suz sent this video from a Thai insurance company. What if we all behaved this way all the time.
FOUR GIRL CHAIR TRICK
This is so silly and so much fun. I need three more people so I can try it. Oh, wait - it takes five people to do this.
CHATASTROPHE WEB SERIES
Ken signs up for Frenchat.com thinking he's going to improve his language skills, but when his foreign exchange teacher Guy arrives, he's – well, take a look for yourself.
Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun.
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