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INTERESTING STUFF – 27 April 2019

THE DOGGIE SCHOOL BUS

As the Youtube page tells us:

”Arat Montoya might just be the happiest man in the world as he gets to drive the doggie school bus. He has five acres for the dogs to run and play on while they are at his doggie daycare.”

3D CROSSWALKS

3D crosswalks are becoming almost commonplace. Here is a student explaining why she lobbied for one near her school.

You can read more about 3D crosswalks at Mental Floss.

LIVE STREAMING BACK YARD CRITTERS

Animals spotted here are WhiteTail Deer, Turkey, Mink, Chipmunks, GroundHogs, Muskrat, Rabbit, Fox, Coyote, Hawks, Herons, Turtles, Snakes, Owls, Squirrels and a whole lot of birds.

America's Got Talent Twin Magicians

French twins, magicians, on America's Got Talent 2017. This is loads of fun - thank Darlene Costner for it.

DOG LOSES 100 POUNDS

Kai the Golden Retriever was neglected by his owners and bulked up 173 Pounds before being rescued.

More at Big Geek Daddy.

SYNCHRONIZED FIREFLIES

The YouTube page explains:
”For a few short weeks each year, Elkmont Ghost Town in Smoky Mountains National Park becomes the site of the most magnificent synchronized firefly (Photinus carolinus) gathering in the world.

“Resembling an odd forest rave party, male fireflies enter the mating season by flashing their lights brightly four to right times in unison for about ten seconds, followed by a eight to twelve second darkness in which females may respond with their lights.

“Overwhelmed by the tourist onslaught in the recent years, National Park Service now restricts the number of people who visit Elkmont during the peak of firefly season.”

WATCHING A DOG MOTHER TEACH HER PUPS TO BE CALM

From the YouTube page:

”Rosalie is an experienced dog mother. This is her last litter (she just had 4). She wants to enter the puppy room in peace but her puppies are too excited. She also wants to teach them to stop drinking milk anymore.

“When the puppies are getting calm Rosalie starts taking care of them. With this behavior she teaches them that the only way to success (in this case being together with the mother) includes a calm energy level.”

THE GOOD LIFE

Yes, it is a commercial for a book but I like contemplating the lesson.

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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.

You are all encouraged to submit items for inclusion. Just click “Contact” at the top of any Time Goes By page to send them. I'm sorry that I won't have time to acknowledge receipt and there is no guarantee of publication. But when I do include them, you will be credited and I will link to your blog.



Comments

Kai the golden retriever reminds me of a 400 pound man who currently posts on YouTube under the name Second Chance Hiker. He was frustrated with his previous attempts to lose weight and he loves the outdoors, so he decided to walk the Pacific Coast Trail with the goal of losing 200 pounds. He has an enthusiastic group of hiker followers who cheer him on and offer advice when they think he needs it. Pretty inspiring, just like Kai. Another great roundup of interesting things, Ronni!

Thanks, Ronni!

you know, if that guy just bought a bigger bus . . .

;^)

Great pairing of videos to start and end Interesting Stuff.

Fun assortment this morning, Ronni!

Hooray for the vet who didn't want to put the overweight dog down, and for the nurse who took him under her wing.

It was brilliant for the kids to come up with the idea for 3-D crosswalks, and it's very cool that the adults listened to and acted on the idea.

There are dog buses in my area, and it's so funny to see the dogs looking out the window as they drive past, on their way to a grand adventure. They're smiling!

The lesson in The Good Life parable is a good one and bears a lot of wisdom. If we could all be satisfied with what we have and enjoy it to the max what a great world this would be.

If I could walk I would try to emulate the obese Golden Retriever and lose those extra pounds I have gained since I stopped being so inactive. Sigh!

Great collection today as always, Ronni! Thank you.

I love the “Interesting Stuff.” When I share it with friends and family, they always ask me “where do you find this stuff?” . . . but I’ll never tell.

Oops!!!! I should have said "since I stopped being active" or "since I started being so inactive." Mistakes like that happen when you become an inattentive ancient.

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