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The BBC series called The Reassembler is shown on You Tube. The Reassembler is James May, the host, a Brit, and he takes things apart and puts things back together with a running narrative. He takes apart everyday objects into “hundreds of bits”, puts them back together again, and then makes sure they work. The first episode took apart a lawnmower, “300+ lawnmowery type bits”. The show just completed its third season and is very popular. He’s reassembled food mixers, a toy train set, a telephone, an electric guitar and many more items! He is very funny. Each episode is 30 minutes.
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A good flashmob creates magic. This one in Germany to ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin is wonderful. I love the feeling of community that a flashmob inspires, it’s quite moving.
Parents and grandparents – Nibble and Squeak is a Brooklyn based start-up that creates special events which are designed to make parents happy and children even happier. They offer a ‘glamping’ sleepover on Governor’s Island. They have hosted events in cities all over the US and in Hong Kong and London. The schedule right now is focused in NYC, but you may want to sign up to be notified if something fun is being planned for you and your children (grandchildren).