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Video of 101-year-old Lillooet woman playing in snow hits 7.7 million views

Armand Foisy did not expect a video of his 101-year-old mother playing in the season’s first snowfall to go viral. But it did, reaching 7.7 million views on his Facebook page in two weeks.

“It was just a simple little video that was meant for family and friends,” he said, describing the moment captured in the video as “great joy and fun.”

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/101-year-old-woman-snow-1.3344065

The Manhole Covers in Japan Are Absolutely Beautiful

Manhole covers don’t have to be ugly sewer lids. In Japan, they can be astoundingly intricate, colorful, museum-worthy feats of urban design.

Photographer S. Morita (Flickr name MRSY) has snapped over a thousand manhole covers around Japan over the years. In a country renowned for its attention to detail and rich artistic heritage, it’s pretty inspiring to take a bland city staple, that people literally walk all over, and morph it into eye candy.

Link: https://gizmodo.com/the-manhole-covers-in-japan-are-absolutely-beautiful-1716296346

David Bowie & Bing Crosby Sing “The Little Drummer Boy”: A Wonderful Christmas Chestnut from 1977

We like to bring this chestnut back from time to time. Watch it, and you’ll know why.

In 1977, just a short month before Bing Crosby died of a heart attack, the 40s crooner hosted David Bowie, the glam rocker, on his Christmas show. The awkwardness of the meeting is palpable.

Link: http://www.openculture.com/2017/12/david-bowie-bing-crosby-sing-the-little-drummer-boy-a-wonderful-christmas-chestnut-from-1977.html