KANGAROOS IN THE SNOW
While it is high summer in the United States and other northern hemisphere countries, it is winter in Australia. One source tells me snow is an uncommon occurrence down under. Another source says it's not so rare.
Either way, here is, to me, a video of an odd occurrence, kangaroos frolicking in the snow.
There is, in physician examining rooms in the U.S., a pain chart asking the patient to choose, on a range of one to ten, how much pain he or she is having that day. I never know what number to choose because I don't know what my upper pain limit is.
This is a much more evocative and useful pain chart (she said, smiling). My friend Frank Paynter was the first of several people to send it.
FOLLOW THE YELLOW MARBLE
Keep your eye on the yellow marble as it navigates a puzzle path of contraptions, the YouTube page tells us. The whole thing is set to Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
The creator says he went through about 300 failed recordings in a month before he got it right.
BEAR FALLS ON POLICE CAR
I'm going to break precedent (and maybe law) by publishing this entire, but very short, story here. No one should need to click around the web and back to read such a fine and funny piece of journalism.
There is no byline. It is an AP story via The Guardian. Your goal is the last sentence but don't spoil it for yourself by skipping down to the bottom. Read the whole thing – you'll appreciate the ending more.
”A patrol car was struck by a falling bear in northern California last weekend, causing the vehicle to crash and explode.Photo of the mangled police car at The Guardian.
Authorities said a Humboldt county sheriff’s deputy was driving on State Route 96 on 3 August, answering a report of a drug overdose in the community of Orleans, when the bear fell or jumped onto the car, apparently from a steep embankment.
The bear smashed the hood and windshield. The patrol car hit an embankment, rolled onto its side and burst into flames.
The deputy managed to escape without serious injury.
The fire was contained to about half an acre but the car was gutted.
However, the California department of transportation stated: 'Don’t worry, the bear also fled the scene.'”
NORTHWEST ANGLE, MINNESOTA
There is a place in Minnesota that has the feel of small town America, but if they want to get to the Northwest Angle, travelers have to leave the U.S. and go through Canada to get there.Lee Cowan explains a geographical quirk along the northern border of the U.S. From CBS Sunday Morning.
SCIENTISTS' REACT TO STRANGE DEEP SEA CREATURE
As YouTube explains,
”Scientists on the Nautilus team ran into a mysterious creature on a recent expedition in Hawaii. The strange fish was found nearly a mile beneath the surface." From National Geographic:
WHAT IF HOUSE CATS WERE MUCH BIGGER THAN THEY ARE
Russian artist Andrey Scherbak creates fanciful “photos” showing what the world around us would be like if house cats were much larger than they are. Here are two:
CREATE HAPPINESS IN WHATEVER YOU DO
All I will tell you is what TGB reader Joan McMullen said in an email when she sent a link to this video: “It's not what you think.”
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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