Category Archives: Fun

New #Books for Your #QuarantineLife

In these strange days of quarantine and isolation, books can be a mode of transport. We may have to stay home and stay still, but through the abiding magic of the written word, we can travel to all kinds of different places. Look, just because it’s corny doesn’t mean it isn’t true.  

New this month: Charlotte McConaghy chronicles a Greenland ocean expedition in Migrations. Nigerian author Akwaeke Emezi takes us to Africa in The Death of Vivek Oji. And Carole Stivers fast-forwards to the year 2049 in The Mother Code. Also: the perils of an open marriage, the dark allure of Hollywood, and a new installment in the Twilight series.

Each month the Goodreads editorial team takes a look at the books that are being published in the U.S., readers’ early reviews, and how many readers are adding these books to their Want to Read shelves (which is how we measure anticipation). We use the information to curate this list of hottest new releases.

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1885-august-s-most-anticipated-new-releases

Who knew? Cornhole is a thing?

Meet the Tony Romo of Cornhole – The Ringer

With sports shut down during the COVID-19 quarantine, a new game emerged in the American consciousness: cornhole. And ace analyst Trey Ryder made it that much more watchable.
— Read on www.theringer.com/sports/2020/8/7/21357918/cornhole-coronavirus-trey-ryder-announcer

Giant manta ray ‘begs snorkeler to help save her life in incredible encounter’ | The Independent

A giant manta ray has been filmed appearing to beg a professional diver for help saving her life. The three-metre-wide sea creature is shown swimming up to snorkelling guide Jake Wilton and flipping over in the water – apparently to show him fish hooks embedded in her right eye.

Click the link below to see the video.


— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/science/giant-manta-ray-diver-removes-fish-hooks-ningaloo-reef-western-australia-a9000641.html

Tune Your Guitar in Seconds

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Roadie 3 is our new flagship automatic instrument #tuner. It helps you find your sound fast with quicker rotation and enhanced accuracy to keep your tunings consistently dead-on.

Roadie 3 is built with carefully tooled and proprietary audio algorithms. Its next-generation vibration detection delivers improved tuning accuracy and enhanced noise immunity.

Roadie 3 can tune almost all instruments with geared pegs in just seconds. Like what you ask?

How about electric #guitars, acoustic guitars, classical guitars with nylon strings, pedal steel guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, to name a few.

How It Works

When placed on the tuning peg, Roadie 3 will listen to the vibrations of your guitar string, analyze its #pitch, and automatically turn the peg to get your string into perfect #tune.

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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/roadie-3-automatic-instrument-tuner#/

LEGO YouTube Channel Hits Over 10 Billion Views, Making It the Most Popular Brand Channel on the Site

LEGO YouTube Channel Hits Over 10 Billion Views, Making It the Most Popular Brand Channel on the Site
— Read on people-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/people.com/human-interest/lego-hits-over-10-billion-views-on-youtube-most-popular-brand-channel/

Apple Shares Humorous ‘Working-From-Home Thing’ Video – MacRumors

Apple today shared a funny video focused on the problems that people working from home have to deal with, including noisy children, chaotic…
— Read on www.macrumors.com/2020/07/13/apple-work-from-home-video/

The ultimate ringer: Former MLB pitcher Jeremy Hellickson helps friends on slow pitch softball team

There was one out in the top of the fourth inning when Jordan Loebig stepped to the plate on Monday night. 

Loebig, a slugger for The Station on Ingersoll’s slow pitch softball team, had already belted two home runs in the first game of that night’s doubleheader. Not wanting to give him a shot at a third, the opposing pitcher opted for an intentional walk, loading the bases for the No. 9 hitter

This wasn’t your typical No. 9 hitter, though. Stepping to the plate was Des Moines, Iowa, native Jeremy Hellickson, who just wrapped up a long career as one of the most successful major league players to come out of Iowa. Hellickson, a right-handed pitcher, won the Rookie of the Year Award, a Gold Glove and is coming off a World Series championship season with the Washington Nationals.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/07/18/jeremy-hellickson-slow-pitch-softball-team/5460003002/

Dog Learns To Communicate By Using Buttons And Tells Her Owner She’s ‘Mad’ – Digg

Stella uses an AAC device to tell her owner what she’s feeling and she talks about as well as you’d think a dog could talk.

— Read on digg.com/video/dog-learns-to-communicate-by-using-buttons-and-tells-her-owner-shes-mad

The Worst Cars I Ever Tested: A Veteran Auto Journo’s List of Most Disappointing Rides

Early in my career, one of my editors bluntly declared: “Mate, all cars are shitboxes until proven otherwise.” Around the same time, a veteran colleague offered an alternative take: “I want every car to be great,” he said. “And I’m disappointed if they’re not.”
— Read on www.motortrend.com/news/worst-cars-tested-by-angus-mackenzie/