Brown bears, video


This 5 May 2020 video says about itself:

What is a brown bear? Candid Animal Cam explores the lives of some of the largest bears in the world

This week on Candid Animal Cam, we’re learning about the second-largest bear species in the world — the brown bear. These bears can be distinguished by their prominent shoulder humps, and they’re found from North America to Europe and Asia.

When a dinosaur fossil excavation goes wrong


This 7 May 2020 video from North America says about itself:

A Fossil Excavation Goes Wrong in the Worst Possible Way

An excavation of a rare dinosaur fossil goes horribly wrong. It’s left to paleo technicians to try and salvage what they can.

Liebster Award, thanks Keyne Daisy Carvalho!


Liebster Award

My dear blogging friend Keyne Daisy Carvalho of the blog Bluehues musings has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Liebster Award.

She has a fine blog on love, poetry and art.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

Rules for the Liebster Award:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
-Answer the questions given to you.
-Nominate 5-11 other bloggers.
-Ask your nominees questions.
-Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post.

My answers to Keyne Daisy Carvalho’s questions:

1- What made you want to start blogging? Seeing other people’s blogs.
2- What are your favorite books/authors and why? At the moment, ancient Greek poet Homer. But this changes a lot for me from day to day.
3- What’s the best advice you’ve received? Buy binoculars for birdwatching.
4- What inspires you to write? Many things. There are 40 different subjects on my blog.
5- One memory that puts a smile on your face. Being in Svalbard, seeing mating ptarmigans there.
6- A favorite quote or like from a book. It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain
7- One thing on your bucket list? Going to Antarctica again.
8- What would make the world a better place? Stopping all wars.

My questions to my nominees:

1. What’s the best thing ever in your life?

2. If you could make 1 wish what would that be?

3. What is your favourite animal?

4. What is your favorite food?

5. Name 1 blogger you would like to meet in person.

6. Name 1 country all people should have seen in life?

7. Who is your biggest enemy?

8. Which country where you have never been to would you like to visit?

My eleven nominees:

1. Barbara Crane Navarro

2. Unspoken thoughts

3. EDM 7

4. dalalfah88

5. A Best Of Life

6. K8n2010

7. Growing Up…

8. Harvey’s Sentiments

9. thebibliophilewriter

10. Kate hearts life

11. Space Curiouser

British Boris Johnson’s coronavirus mismanagement, parody song


This 10 May 2020 satiric music video from Britain is a parody of the song Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees.

It says about itself:

The Bo Jos – Stayin’ Alert

Boris Johnson rebrands his coronavirus messaging via his Bee Gees tribute act.

LYRICS:

Well you can tell by the way I botched corona
I’m a lazy man, no time for COBRA
Shaking hands and lockdown late
Get JCB to ventilate

And now it’s alright, it’s okay
The press just looked the other way
We floated herd immunity
And moved on with impunity

Whether you’re a codger or whether you’re a toddler
Keep stayin’ alert, stayin’ alert
Times are pretty hairy so be a little wary
Keep stayin’ alert, stayin’ alert
Bwah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alert, stayin’ alert
Bwah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alert

Well, shareholders are getting tense
And landlords still be needing rents
So we’ll hedge our bets and keep it vague
Then blame you lot when the plague
Gets a second wind, sorry chaps
Should’ve stayed at home, perhaps
And if it peaks a longer time
It’s all down to your conga line

Whether you’re a codger or whether you’re a toddler
Keep stayin’ alert, stayin’ alert
Try to keep on spacing ‘cause there’s no contact tracing
Keep stayin’ alert, stayin’ alert
Bwah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alert, stayin’ alert
Bwah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alert

Still getting nowhereNear 100,000 Daily COVID-19 tests
And those gowns we ordered
Turns out they’re all open-chest
So keep staying alert

Water wildlife, video


This 8 May 2020 video says about itself:

It’s a water world and life couldn’t survive without it. And thanks to it, a mind-blowing diversity of creatures thrive beneath the surface. Born to enjoy the riches underwater they must master their body’s adaptations, learn to find food, to escape danger and above all become expert swimmers! Whether it’s in rivers, on beaches or in the deep ocean, all must overcome the obstacles and fulfil their destiny, all are born to swim!

Of all the habitats on earth, the ocean is perhaps the most challenging. Here salt, temperatures, currents and predators can make life difficult; it’s not an obvious place to want to bring up your babies… But even in these waters generation after generation beats the odds. They have overcome the challenges and become some of the most beautiful and graceful of creatures. But any baby born to swim has a lot to learn…

All over the world, there are creatures born to swim, and though humans are not, we seem determined to join them. Perhaps we are envious of their grace. Maybe we are all water babies at heart.