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Tom Wood

Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« on: March 16, 2020, 12:52:24 AM »
I thought we could start a list of places on the web that are serving interesting content for us while we self-isolate.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has live cams (10AM - 10PM Pacific Time)
https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/


The Metropolitan Opera is streaming replays for free during the pandemic:
https://www.metopera.org/about/press-releases/met-to-launch-nightly-met-opera-streams-a-free-series-of-encore-live-in-hd-presentations-streamed-on-the-company-website-during-the-coronavirus-closure/

"All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 20 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also  be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps."
 
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Shoe

Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 01:48:17 AM »
Nasa's live streams from the space station are also cool:

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VanessaC

Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 01:56:00 AM »
What a great thread - thank you.

Apparently a lot of museums also do virtual tours, so you can get your culture fix from the comfort of home - Google throws up quite a few results, but I couldn't find a decent, curated, list.

     



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Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2020, 01:13:22 PM »
Fiona is cuter than kittens. She's sure to put a smile on your face.


 

Shoe

Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2020, 03:10:51 PM »
This always gives me a lift. Should be called "We The People" (Yeah, I'm a softy):

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Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2020, 11:41:46 PM »
What a great thread - thank you.

Apparently a lot of museums also do virtual tours, so you can get your culture fix from the comfort of home - Google throws up quite a few results, but I couldn't find a decent, curated, list.

The Europeana site - https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en
has data and various features from many European museums. Also if you follow @mia_out (Dr Mia Ridge) on Twitter she has been curating some lists.

Edited to add - this is quite a good list:
http://mcn.edu/a-guide-to-virtual-museum-resources/
« Last Edit: March 17, 2020, 12:00:12 AM by cecilia_writer »
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Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2020, 05:58:33 AM »
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has live cams (10AM - 10PM Pacific Time)
https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/

Thanks for sharing. I'm enjoying the otter live cam.
 

Kate Elizabeth

Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2020, 07:28:20 AM »
This is great. Thank you, everyone.
 

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Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2020, 09:31:31 AM »
So beautiful...

Violinist Angelo Federico plays Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" from a balcony in Calabria, Italy.

 
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Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2020, 11:43:31 AM »
Here's a tweet with a compilation list of over a dozen zoo-cams. Now people are also adding their pet-cams!  :roll:

https://twitter.com/margiehousley/status/1239545102831366144

ETA: You may have to click the 'Show this thread' link to expand the tweet to see the list.
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2020, 07:19:08 PM »


La Grange, Kentucky railroad crossing

 

VanessaC

Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2020, 09:54:00 PM »
So beautiful...

Violinist Angelo Federico plays Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" from a balcony in Calabria, Italy.



That was lovely, thank you - just what I needed!

There are other superbly talented Italian musicians doing similar youtube posts, which of course I now can't find!
     



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Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2020, 12:40:25 AM »
parody videos




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Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2020, 08:02:40 AM »
For those that need their sports fix ... and you won't even have to listen to a bunch of high priced, whiny pro athletes.   grint  Watch out for Snowy in this one.



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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2020, 10:35:26 AM »
Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness (2018)
The course, taught by Laurie Santos, 42, a psychology professor and the head of one of Yale’s residential colleges, tries to teach students how to lead a happier, more satisfying life

https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being - The adapted Yale course free on coursera

https://www.happinesslab.fm/ - Laurie Santos podcast
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2020, 11:00:56 AM »
Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness (2018)
The course, taught by Laurie Santos, 42, a psychology professor and the head of one of Yale’s residential colleges, tries to teach students how to lead a happier, more satisfying life

https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being - The adapted Yale course free on coursera

https://www.happinesslab.fm/ - Laurie Santos podcast

There is also a great book on happiness called "Happiness is a Serious Problem" by Dennis Prager
https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Serious-Problem-Nature-Repair-ebook/dp/B0014Y09OI/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1584925120&sr=8-1
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Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2020, 05:05:30 AM »
The Winchester Mystery House has an online tour until April 7.  A few seconds in, the tour will stop and ask for your email address, but you can tell it "no."  Lots of information and some excellent "house porn"--and maybe some inspiration for your next paranormal novel.
https://winchestermysteryhouse.com/video-tour/
 

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Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2020, 12:58:36 PM »
If you're really bored Google the year you were born and "gif search" (e.g. "1953 gif search" or just go to Giphy.com).
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Tom Wood

Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2020, 05:46:41 AM »
In case you were wondering what people are doing with all that toilet paper, this is a thing at TikTok:

 
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Re: Some fun things to watch on the internet while isolated
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2020, 09:26:28 AM »


There's about to be a run on shoulder pads!  :hehe
 

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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2020, 11:27:34 AM »

I'm going to see if Snakes on a Plane is an option for on demand right now. Thanks.
 

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