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Strange Brew IV - ideas and distractions from the effervescent Mr Gunning (bumper edition)




Ideas and distractions from the effervescent Mr Gunning...

Top half: being at home ideas; Bottom half: Hopefully interesting stuff

FILM: Create a stop-motion film (7’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrn9WIGAonI

Science: Quiz site, offering lots of topic areas

https://www.triviaplaza.com/science-general-quizzes/

Engineering: another quiz site

https://www.sporcle.com/games/mhershfield/simple-machines-picture-click?t=engineering

Music: Lockdown French National Orchestra plays Bolero (5’) – could you and your friends be doing this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj4pE_bgRQI

Music: Chopin haunting 24th prelude NOTES on-screen; try to follow this language, even if you don’t play an instrument …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHcEH2Rliko

Music: Family karaoke – Sound of Music – Do Re Mi…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJNZ3gMg8c0

Chess: interactive chess site - one of many

https://chess24.com/en/play/chess

Starting a stamp (coin?) collection – every piece teaches you so much about the world …

https://www.warwickandwarwick.com/news/guides/stamp-collecting-for-beginners

15-year-old designs £1 coin – site also offers quizzes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/31941575

Books: Top 100 world authors:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls005774742/

Bottom half: Hopefully interesting stuff

Youtube:

Classic comedy: Fawlty Towers – Hotel owner Basil talk to Mrs. Richards (3’)

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fawlty+towers+mrs+richaRD

German silent film: Metropolis (1926) Edited robot scene (4’, start at 2’13’’) – high quality full version also online (2’28’44)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouOFqFGpTto

Sport: Speed skating. Astonishing race from 2002 Olympics (3’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAADWfJO2qM

Film: Hitchcock’s Notorious (1946) – gripping frame-for-frame finale (3’)

Can Cary Grant save Ingrid Bergman? You guess …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMtOj4y0SlE

Music video of Georgia – memorable soundtrack (4’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBNea7GdF5I

Stunning Hindu temple at Neasden – check out its construction history (3’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duHXN6aEnak

Swiss yodelling: enjoy this family group surrounded by nature (3’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZL0kiyjbyo

Tap dance: Astaire and Rita Hayworth – The Shorty George (1943, 4’) – foot-tappingly catchy…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUhhKELUxB0

The nocturnal Evening Primrose opens in real time (2’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTLLw0C6yEk

Classic comedy magic: Tommy Cooper (1977, 6’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTY6TxXsK-o

Weird historic international borders: Dutch/ German border – one video of many (7’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEM_cp6hVeM

Travel video: Fans visit Star Wars site in Tunisia (9’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0dGWzgiFaI

AUDIO: The greatest broadcaster in action – 59 years of Letter from America

Alistair Cooke on Bobby Kennedy’s Assassination – unforgettable

(requires sign-in, otherwise youtube Crosby/ Marx available

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p00yqjy8

Weblinks:

The Rosetta stone – how the Egyptian hieroglyphics were deciphered

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-rosetta-stone/

The Amber Room mystery – where did it go in World War 2?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRdcdtUPJd4


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