TODDLER BUDDIES GREETING AFTER TWO DAYS APART
These two little guys are besties and this happened when they hadn't seen one another in two days. Dad of one of them posted it to Facebook.
THE ALEX AND RONNI SHOW
This was recorded last Tuesday, 10 September 2019, and I couldn't find a place for it until today.
A VERY PATIENT MAMA CAT WITH FIVE UNRULY KITTENS
This column has been too light on cats lately so here's a kitty video. Nothing special. They're just being kittens and I smiled all the way through it.
GIANT STRAW ANIMALS IN JAPAN
Thank TGB Reader Cathy Johnson for this item. In northern Japan since about 2008, after the fall rice harvest, people gather together and use the leftover straw to create huge straw animals at the Wara Art Festival.
And I do mean huge. Take a look:
GRIZZLY BEAR PRODUCT TESTERS
It's true, it's true. Grizzly bear product testers are a real thing in Yellowstone National Park. Take a look:
SECRET LANGUAGE OF TREES
Trees are high on the agenda in certain areas of the media these days and they should be. This TED-ED talk explains the fascinating and rich communication that takes place among trees in the forest.
GROUND SQUIRRELS, OWLS, TIGERS AND MORE
Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn specializes in wild animals. Recently, Bored Panda featured some of his work and it is marvelous.
Of course, I fell in love with this series of three quick shots:Bored Panda and Instagram.
HELLO, BROTHER, HELLO
I've saved the best for last today. It comes from TGB reader Joan McMullen and as she said, this is a keeper.
It was published at Christmastime two years ago by Lab Ottagono in Italy. It is titled Video de Natal e Ano-Novo and features Louis Armstrong singing Hello Brother. The Youtube page says video footage is courtesy of Evian.
Let me tell you how this is going to go. You'll be a little puzzled at first but it's compelling enough to stick around for awhile and then, at about 1:15 into the video, you will start grinning. It will be a great, big, your-whole-face type of grin that will continue long after the three-and-a-half minute video ends.
Give it a try – you'll see what I mean.
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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