In today’s #NotBadNews, we look at Legoland’s tribute to first responders and Germany’s take on social distancing.
Welcome to #NotBadNews, our new (and hopefully short-lived) daily column where we round up the good, surprising, and weird things that have happened around the world during this coronavirus pandemic.
The Zoo’s Fieldtrip
Kansas City Zoo took some of their most curious animals on a field trip to experience the city’s other popular tourist attractions. First up, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art!
These Humboldt penguins were given the chance to explore the museum, walking freely through the normally packed exhibits to take in the art (or maybe they were just enjoying the new views).
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Penguins walking through an art museum–now that itself is art! Someone get these pictures framed.
A Little More Quarantine-Madness
Yesterday we discussed froggy bread, the bizarre carb shaped like the title amphibian. Well, today we bring you yet another odd thing to be borne of isolation: beer bottle music.
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Aiming to remake the classic Wii song, this group of musicians grabbed what was lying around and got to work. The product? A pretty spot-on recreation.
this is amazing 😭 this is the content i signed up for pic.twitter.com/aGL9GtvUi2
— amrita🌻 (@amr_ita) May 13, 2020
As we know, some of the best art has been created amidst pandemics. Might this be the great-piece of coronavirus? At this rate, probably.
The Newest Star to Get a Cooking Show
It seems just about everyone who is anyone has gotten their chance to shine in the kitchen (Snoop Dogg, Amy Schumer, Tori Spelling), and HBOMax is making room for yet another celebrity ready to showcase their cooking-skills. Starting this summer, you can watch Selena Gomez as she teaches you to cook from her home-kitchen.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) May 5, 2020
Is she a chef? No. So, is she qualified? Probably not. She is, however, charismatic, and that’s half the battle. We’ll take it!
Legoland’s Thank You
To honor the first responders who have been putting their own health on the line to ensure our safety, Legoland has erected their own thank you. While most of us clap during our city’s allotted time, Lego knew that they had to have a more unique and, well, Lego-way to show their gratitude.
Showing their love for New York and those who continue to work to make it safe, they recreated the city’s seven o’clock moment of clapping all with Lego figures. Have we seen a more clever thank you?
Prepping for Her Court Return
While this British wheelchair basketball player Jude Hamer may not be able to get on the court to practice her game anytime soon, her family didn’t want her to go months without getting a little work in. To help her practice, Jude’s dad built her a set of rollers to work on while the courts are closed.
— Jude Hamer (@hamer_jude) May 11, 2020
Father of the month anyone?
A German Café Social Distances
In a hilarious effort to maintain social distance while being out, the patrons of this German café wore an inventive head-pace to ensure six-feet.
It may not be the most fashionable look, but it might just be the next trend. Pool noodles? Why, they’re the next thing in fashion.
Check-in every day for an update on the wonderful and weird things happening in our current coronavirus world.