Fun Stuff

a collection of some of the daft, fun and moving things that people have placed on the internet as a way of coping with the current situation.

If you come across any links that might work here send them to us.

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Bracket fungi identification
10 common UK species for beginners
Woodland Trust

Bracket fungi, also known as shelf or polypore fungi, grow on the trunks and branches of both dead and living trees. They're generally tough and durable, making them possible to spot year round.

There are a number of species in the UK, some of which can be tricky to tell apart. Here we list a few of the more common and easily distinguished types to get to grips with.

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What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)
Feat. Sara Bareilles
Playing For Change
Song Around The World

We started this performance with PFC Band members Titi Tsira and Clarence Bekker while on a trip together in Rio de Janeiro. Wherever we traveled we would add more musicians, strings in Serbia, guitar and bass in Chicago, pandeiro in Brazil and the final piece came together with Sara Bareilles' vocal performance at Washington Square Park in NYC. The message of this song is as strong as ever and it's up to us to make the change we want to see. Music can show us the way.

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Travels in a Pandemic
Part 8
The Gower Peninsula

Writer's Block

The Gower Peninsula is one of those areas of the country that has a special place in the national consciousness. Everyone, well almost everyone, has heard of it, has a sneaking feeling that they rather like the place, but most have never actually been and have no realistic plans to do so.

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Saturday Matinee Film Club
Hothouse Theatre's Film Club

Join Hothouse Theatre’s Youth project for 2 hours of fun checking out films and audios made by young people over the last few years.

From the crazy Wizard Film to Santa getting locked up for breaking and entering, this is a great chance to see some of the zaniest offerings from Nottingham’s premier young person’s film crew!
Part of the Bulwell Arts Festival.

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Walking on History: Surprising Secrets of Manholes
Heritage Calling

Historic manhole covers, embedded in pavements and roads across the country, often hide infrastructure systems deep below our streets.

Many were installed by 19th and early 20th-century utility companies who provided Britain’s hugely expanding population with new services such as water and sewage, gas and electricity, telegraph and telephones – enabling growth and connectivity in our towns and cities.

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Did you know you're only 10% human?
BBC Earth

So what makes up the other 90%?!

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Kingfisher and bullet train
30 Animals That Made Us Smarter
BBC Sounds

The story of the bird and the engineer. How the kingfisher inspired the design of a train. The 500 series Shinkansen, also known as bullet train, is one of the fastest in the world. It is also quiet, but that was not always the case. This is the tale of Japanese engineer Eiji Nakatsu, the kingfisher, an owl, a penguin and biomimicry.

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Reading the snow
BBC Earth
BBC Earth

See how traditions help people travel back in time

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The world’s most dangerous fart
Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti
TED-ED

·For most humans, farts are a welcome relief, an embarrassing incident, or an opportunity for a gas-based gag. But for many other creatures, farts are no laughing matter. Deep in the bowels of the animal kingdom, farts can serve as tools of intimidation, acts of self-defense, and weapons of malodorous murder. Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti dig into the funky and foul world of animal flatulence.

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The Bonsai Ritual
BBC Earth

· The bonsai ritual

One can commit weeks, years and decades to a single bonsai.

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SCARY NUN PRANK
JALALS

SCARY NUN PRANK

Follow Jalals on Instagram

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What is Dark Matter and Dark Energy?
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

What is dark energy? What is dark matter? Well, if we knew exactly we would have a nobel prize – we know that they exist though. So what do we know about those strange things?

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How to feed a dinosaur
BBC Earth

Forget 5 a day ...

Sauropods ate the equivalent of 900 heads of lettuce every day!

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Dangerous Animals
BBC

BBC Earth
March 14 at 11:00 PM
· The world's most dangerous animals

Some of them may surprise you...

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Rowan Atkinson visual comedy

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder (1983–1989) and Mr. Bean (1990–1995). Atkinson first came to prominence in the BBC sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982), receiving the 1981 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance, and via his participation in The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979).

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High Heel
The Origin of Stuff - Episode 2
BBC

Katy Brand loves a high heel. Once known by friends and family for her ‘shoe fetish’, her dad even gave her a ceramic heel that could hold a wine bottle at a jaunty angle.

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Meeting a wolf pack
BBC Earth

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Skepticism: Why critical thinking makes you smarter
Big Think Science

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Men Are Witches
BBC Quickies

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The Film Crew
Aimee La Joie

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What if you were swallowed by a whale?
BBC

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