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.

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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The Lady Vanishes
by Derek Webb
Bonington Players
Bonington Theatre, Arnold
13th - 16th Oct

On a train headed for England is a mixed group of travellers, one of which, a wealthy young woman Iris Carr, befriends elderly Miss Froy. But then, after dinner, Iris wakes to find Miss Froy has disappeared. Mysteriously, the other passengers deny Miss Froy ever existed.

What secrets are the sinister doctor, the fierce baroness, the honeymoon couple, the vicar and his wife and the garrulous spinster sisters hiding?

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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

·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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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 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

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?

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Vikings: Live a tour from the British Museum
The British Museum

Here is that broadcast, presented by Bettany Hughes and Michael Wood, featuring the largest Viking warship ever found, Roskilde 6 along with interviews with Viking scholars from across the world. Michael and Bettany explore the viking world from the homelands to its farthest reaches, Viking ship craft, trading, warfare and religion are brought to life through the spectacular objects that were brought together for this blockbuster exhibition.

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The Trap Door - 1x22 - Sniff That
CMTB Animation and Queensgate Productions Ltd
Emma B

A claymation-style animated television series, originally shown in the United Kingdom in 1984. The plot revolves around both the daily lives and the misadventures of a group of monsters living in a castle.

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I Broke the World’s 15 Weirdest Superstitions

Oobah Butler decided to break as many of the weirdest superstitions he could in a day to see if it ruined his life.

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Toothbrush: The Origin of Stuff - Episode 1

What is the most personal item you own - one you don’t want anyone else using?

For Katy Brand it’s her toothbrush. So how did the toothbrush become one of life’s essentials?

With the help of resident public historian of Horrible Histories fame, Greg Jenner, Katy goes back to ancient times, when the toothbrush was merely a stick.

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Neighbours (1952)
Happy Mag

Two men live peacefully as neighbours until a single, small flower blooms between their houses. Watch an award-winning, anti-war film by Norman McLaren.

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Two Paintings of Insects and Small Flowers
Natural Gallery

Cabinets of curiosities, or Kunstkammern – the early ancestors of the modern museum – flourished in Renaissance Europe. These encyclopaedic collections of natural objects and artworks were regarded as a microcosm of the world, and Jan van Kessel’s detailed and lifelike representations of insects, flowers and plants conformed to this style of collection and display.

The artist’s paintings were highly sought after by collectors during his lifetime. His tiny still-life paintings were often produced as pairs; some originally formed part of a series of plates that could decorate the front of the small drawers of the cabinet in which a collector kept his specimens.

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Do you Love Me?
Boston Dynamics

Our whole crew got together to celebrate the start of what we hope will be a happier year. Happy New Year from all of us at Boston Dynamics.

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The most detailed look inside the world's oldest dinosaur eggs
Natural History Museum

The world's oldest dinosaur eggs are helping us understand how baby dinosaurs grew.

New high-powered scans of an early dinosaur species' fossilised eggs are showing for the first time how the animals' teeth developed while still inside the egg.

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