WORKERS WHO ARE BEST AT THEIR JOBS
It's amazing skill but also speed – really, really fast.
FAMED RETAILERS THAT HAVE FALLEN INTO BANKRUPTCY
More than 20 iconic retailers that have filed for Chapter 11 perotection this year of the pandemic. It's also a list of stores that have defined the lifetimes of most of the people who read this blog. In no particular order, some of them are:
Lord & Taylor
Dean & Deluca
See the rest of the list and read more at AARP.
ECLIPSE THE BUS-RIDING DOG
From the Youtube page:
”Eclipse, a black Labrador retriever, loves going to the dog park with her human, Jeff. They usually take the city bus together, but one day Eclipse got impatient and decided to hop on by herself..."
Watch the full story:
FLU SHOT REMINDER
It has never been more important than in this year of pandemic to get a flu shot. They have been available for about a month and I got mine – the version that is specifically for old people – a couple of weeks ago.
If your health care provider is Medicare, the shot is free. Well, except for me and others like me. For some reason, the physician or pharmacy or other health care provider who administers the shot is not reimbursed if the patient is in hospice. So it cost me $82.69.
More information at Medicare.gov.
COMEDY WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – FINALISTS
The finalists are in for the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Here are three of them:
You can see all of the nominees here.
And you can vote for your favorite here. The winner will be announced on 22 October.
WHERE CORK COMES FROM
It wasn't until a work trip to Spain in 1988 that I had the slightest idea where cork comes from. A local explained it to me as we drove through a cork farm.
This video, about cork growing in Portugal not only explains it, but shows how it is done.
HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL IN EVERY U.S. STATE
Presidential voting season is almost upon us and many more states than in the past are allowing a form of vote-by-mail. Links are here for deadlines and other information in every U.S. State.
WATCHING HOW BEN AND JERRY'S ICE CREAM IS MADE
Me? I'm a Haagan Dazs person but that doesn't make other brands less good and the manufacturing process is probably similar. This video was made at a Ben and Jerry's factory in Vermont.
BIRD BATH IN THE HANDS OF BIG GUY
According to Big Geek Daddy,
”Birds are attracted to running water so I can imagine that this might not be as difficult as it seems but it’s still pretty spectacular to watch.
“If you love to watch birds in your yard get rid of the traditional bird bath and get one that has flowing water. You’ll be amazed at how many more birds the running water will attract.”
But the running water isn't the real surprise. It's at the end when the camera shows us the big, burly guy who's helping out the teeny-tiny bird.
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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