How’s today going for you so far? If you’re like me you may have realized it’s Wednesday, but did you ALSO remember we’re halfway to *drum roll* the long weekend!? I totally forgot about Victoria Day as it feels like March 73rd but we’re almost there.
Here’s today’s list of things to check out. Thanks for staying home, keeping your distance and taking care as we hope the numbers keep going down.
Play games/ help psychologists study music and the mind
perhaps spurred on by people stuck at home with lots of time to do stuff on the internet, our @_themusiclab Musical IQ Test hit 1M participants overnight ?
— SAM (@samuelmehr) May 9, 2020
The Department of Psychology at Harvard has created a bunch of online games/ tests at TheMusicLab.org for you to check out. These help them “do citizen science to learn how the human mind creates and perceives music.” Today I found out I’m not tone deaf, cool! You can also test if you’re a musical prodigy, discover the building blocks of music, and there’s a quiz for kids.
Netflix Party with the Rural Alberta Advantage
You’ve got plans tonight, my friend: we’re watching The Big Lebowski with Rural Alberta Advantage. Truly, get in on the Netflix Party, it’s easy to get that Google Chrome extension and you just have to follow the link we post before 8pm. The NP chat is usually pretty hilarious and, with a movie like The Big Lebowski, how could it not be?
Get more info here.
The history of the White Russian
Speaking of The Big Lebowski, the film is credited with many things, one being saving a 1940’s cocktail from extinction (drinkxtinction?) Yes, I’m talking about The White Russian. Personally, I prefer my drinks without cream in them, however, after watching The Dude throw back nine of them during the course of the movie, you might get curious. Here’s the history of the drink, the recipe AND an alternate: The White Canadian, made with GOAT’S MILK. What a nightmare.
The weird World of Animal Oracles
All this talk of White Russians has me actually wondering if we should have renamed the cocktail a long time ago, and also reminded me of a famous white Russian cat: the clairvoyant feline named Achilles who was chosen to predict the 2018 World Cup winners. With a questionable continuation of sports for 2020, why not dive into the fact that many World Cups have had an official animal oracle!?
Achilles had quite a resume, full time mouse hunter at the state Hermitage museum by day, and correctly predicting three outcomes during the Confederations Cup in 2017.
And how could you ever forget the psychic octopus named Paul who weighed in on who would win the 2010 World Cup!?
I didn’t even know about Shaheen the oracle camel.
I’ll be on air 1-5pm to entertain and give you the scoop as to what’s going on, so tune in and say hi. You can always call or text 416-588-0881.
I hope you’re feeling well and taking care over there. And if you need more things to check out while staying in, dive into these: