Thank TGB reader Ali in Seattle for this one. And hurray for the captain.
BRILLIANT. Did not expect that... ?ﾟﾑﾑ❤️ pic.twitter.com/cx4dJBNmTY— Jay Arnold ? (@jadedcreative) October 4, 2020
TRIBUTE TO JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG
On Monday 12 October at 8PM U.S. eastern time, there will be an online, exclusive event to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Among the participants are Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Stacy Abrams, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and many more.
Anyone may attend but you must register. You can do that now here.
ONTARIO, CANADA, PROVINCIAL POLICE RESCUE
This video is short and less than dramatic in the search for a young, special needs boy lost in the forest at night. I'm impressed with the calm manner of the police in a frightening situation.
DON'T TELL CANCER PATIENTS HOW TO CURE THEMSELVES
My New York City friend Annie Gottlieb sent a story about why people should not offer quack cancer cures to friends who are sick.
”...if you want to do something to help someone in distress, as George Carlin famously riffed, unplug their clogged toilet or paint the garage. Don’t tell a sick or injured person what they should do, because it’s a sneaky and harmful way of dealing with your own fear of death.”
These days, I am most grateful for help taking with things like taking out trash and breaking down delivery boxes for recycling and other seemingly simple tasks that can now be so difficult for me.
You should read the entire article. It is definitely worth your time.
NATIONAL ZOO ANNOUNCES THE SEX OF THEIR BABY PANDA
I know, I've been showing you baby panda pictures every week for at least a month and today is no different because – TA-DAH! Now we know it's a boy. Here's the Washington Post video of is vet exam this week:
COLORIZED AND SPEED-ADJUSTED 1886 SNOWBALL FIGHT
You know how old film footage always looks jerky and out of time? This one, a snowball fight from 134 years ago, has been colorized and speed-adjusted and now it looks almost so modern that it could have been shot yesterday. Take a look:
You can read more about it at Bored Panda.
WOMBAT AND A KANGAROO BABIES
TGB's Sunday music columnist Peter Tibbles, who lives in Melbourne, sent this video of a baby wombat and kangaroo friends.
NOW WHO'S THE SCAREDY CAT
Also from Peter Tibbles. The video is old, seven years, and fuzzy but you're going to be happy to see it.
BEAR FIGHT IN FINLAND
Youtube bills this as the best bear fight ever. I don't think I buy that – it looks to me like a couple of buddies just rough housing around one day in the woods.
WHEN A BUTTERFLY PHOTO BOMBS A LITTLE KOALA
It's the cutest thing.
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