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.

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Prince Rupert of the Rhine
History Hack

history hack Charly and Locky are joined by author and podcasted Adam Nightingale to discuss the ultimate cavalier general, pirate, and polymath.

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Open Auditions – Introducing Mr Charles Dickens

Stave 2 - The Road to Fame
Date – Tuesday 27th Sept
Time – 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Introducing Mr Charles Dickens

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Why this lovely village on the edge of Nottingham was wiped off the map
Nottinghamshire Live

glapton If you looked in the Domesday Book, you’d find Clifton in there, but described in a slightly different way.

It was actually listed in the famous book – a record of the country published in 1086 – as ‘Clifton-cum-Glapton’.

That’s because for hundreds of years, the village of Clifton and the smaller village of Glapton existed side by side, on opposite sides of the Nottingham to Loughborough road which is now the A453. Indeed, the parish was called Clifton-with-Glapton right up until 1952.

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Useful ideas for woodwork 100% Invention Ideas
𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐈𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐬

invention ideas Group history shows when this group was created, as well as changes to its name. You can use Group history to see whether a group's purpose has changed over time.

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Peace Train
featuring Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Playing For Change
Song Around The World

peace train Premiered on 21 Sept 2021 “Peace Train” – Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ timeless anthem of hope and unity – was originally released on the classic album 'Teaser and the Firecat' in 1971 and was Stevens’ first US Top 10 hit, reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This Song Around The World version features more than 25 musicians from 12 countries.

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Top 30+ Ultimate Insane Moments Caught On Cam
Newsflare

Insane moments Top 30+ Ultimate Insane Moments Caught On Cam. These moments you wouldn't believe!

Newsflare

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The dark history of Mount Rushmore
Ted Talk

mount rushmore Uncover the dark history behind the creation of Mount Rushmore

Between 1927 and 1941, workers blasted 450,000 tons of rock from a mountainside using chisels, jackhammers, and dynamite. Gradually, they carved out Mount Rushmore. Today, the monument draws nearly 3 million people to South Dakota’s Black Hills every year. But its façade belies a dark history. Ned Blackhawk and Jeffrey D. Means explore the destruction of the sacred Six Grandfathers Mountain.

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Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Afro Fiesta w/Twanguero & I-Taweh
Playing For Change

knocking on heavens door In honor of Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday today, we’re excited to share this acoustic rendition of his hit song “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” This intimate performance features Afro Fiesta (Mermans Mosengo and Jason Tamba) along with Twanguero and I-Taweh performing live outside during a special filming of Mark’s Park.

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Home Science Experiments
LADbible

ladbible This woman has all sorts of amazing science experiments you can try at home!
Big thanks to Nancy Bullard, make sure you check out her channel below - https://www.tiktok.com/@mrs.b.tv

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10 of the most memorable finish line crossings
Runner's World

finisjline For most runners, crossing the finish line is simply a relief. Often, we barely have the energy to lift our arms in celebration, much less do anything more energetic.

For certain runners, though, crossing the finishing tape in a different manner has become the defining moment of their race. Sometimes runners do something special on purpose, other times something just goes wrong.

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Is there life on Venus?
Planet Explorers
BBC

venus Is there life on Venus? Dr Clara Sousa-Silva investigates... With NASA announcing two new missions to Venus, brush up on what we already know about the planet.

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Why does February only have 28 days?
TEDEd

TED Ed Logo Why does February have 28 days when all the other months get 30 or 31? The answer is part superstition, part politics, and part astronomy. It’s Okay To Be Smart dives into why February is the runt of the monthly litter.

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The Hanging Room
Uncanny: Case 2
BBC

uncanny Teenager Millie moves with her family into her grandparents remote historic farmhouse in the English countryside. It is a house with a tragic past that seems to be returning to haunt the family in a way that feels dangerous and disturbing, pushing them to the edge of sanity.

Millie tells Danny Robins about her ordeal in this terrifying episode that reveals the true impact of living in a ‘haunted house’.

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The Evil in Room 611
Uncanny: Case 1
BBC

uncanny Danny meets Ken, a highly respected geneticist. A man who doesn’t believe in ghosts, but cannot get over the fact that he believes he saw one 40 years ago as a student in Belfast. This is the story of a student bedroom that seems to have a mysterious and frightening impact on those who sleep in it, of poltergeist activity, sinister apparitions and a dark force that Ken describes as ‘pure evil’. What is the secret of Room 611 and is it supernatural or in the minds of its inhabitants?

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6 Steps to Finding Out Your Home’s History Online
The Historic England Blog

historic england You can trace the architectural history of your house through old maps, photographs and written records, and many of these useful resources are online.

Kate Bevan, Cataloging Team Leader for Historic England, lives in a semi-detached house in Faringdon, a market town in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire. She had an idea from the mortgage documents that the house was built in around the 1920s, but wanted to try and find out exactly when.

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Playing For Change
feat. Sara Bareilles, Chris Pierce & PFC Band
Song Around The World
Playing For Change

sara bareilles “Playing For Change” is an original song written by our dear friend, GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter, Sara Bareilles and features Chris Pierce, the PFC Band and musicians from six countries. This Song Around The World, featured at Peace Through Music 2021, embodies the Playing For Change movement to inspire and connect the world through music. Together we can overcome distances and differences.

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