Every week we scour the Internet for fascinating sites and entertaining videos for your entertainment. This week's finds take you into the freezing expanses of Antarctica to learn about climate change, lets you revel in an impromptu choir, and shows you a snore fest that'll draw giggles.
Starry Starry Flight
We love anything delivered with a stiff upper lip, even if it’s a safety video. But this is no ordinary video. Thandie Newton explains the perils of wearing heels on the inflatable slide, Ian McKellan breathes new life into emergency oxygen masks, Gillian Anderson stonily braces for impact, and Rowan Atkinson messes up a donation envelope. Can Singapore Airlines do one too?
These days, anything can pass for music. A woman decided to create a little musical ode to her husband’s cacophonous snoring by remixing it with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’. The oddly catchy snore fest has some people calling it the best ‘Despacito’ cover to date. Take that, Justin Bieber.
What’s the best way to thank someone? Well, if you’re a choir, you do it with a song. On their Emirates flight home from Kenya, the 75-member Baylor University Men’s Choir treated the crew to an impromptu performance — complete with choreography — of Filipino group Smoky Mountain’s ‘Da Coconut Nut’ after they landed. Sweet.
Game of Thorns
Unless you’ve been living under a Wi-Fi-free rock, you would’ve heard of Ed Sheeran’s cameo appearance on the season premiere of Game of Thrones. Ed plays a singing soldier whom Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams) meets while riding through the Riverlands. Of course, not every netizen was amused with his walk-on. Herewith, some of their reactions.
Watch and Learn
Who better to teach climate change than
the scientist who proved it? Spawned from the 2015 docu of the same title, this interactive website lets you in on French glaciologist Claude Lorius’ adventures and studies through music and animation. The site is also constantly updated with global warming news.
Flirt Time Lucky
If you’re an introvert looking to hook up with another introvert, then this site is for you. Here, Josh Higgins, an illustrator from Texas — himself an ambivert, part introvert, part extrovert — has come up with pick-up lines to score points with your shy crush. There’s a line for every occasion, whether it’s a night of Netflix and Chill or dinner-time chatter.