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Old 03-24-2020, 01:07 AM
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The Take-Your-Mind-Off-The-Virus Thread


So I'm doing entirely too much stats checking, prognosis reading, and general all-out worrying these days. Without trying to downplay anything, that's just not healthy, and I need something to take my mind off this, even if only for brief stretches at a time.

Hence, in this thread, I'm hoping for some distracting pleasantries---something funny, something beautiful, something interesting, anything that's left you feeling a bit lighter these past days. (I'm putting this in the quarantine zone, since its genesis is a direct consequence of the virus, even though it's not thematically related; but if the mods feel a different forum would be more appropriate, please move.)

Let's all engage in a little bit of psychological self-care here.

I'll start with this video of the female blanket octopus, aka the 'butterfly of the sea'. (Trust me, if you haven't seen it, it is quite stunning. Also, while the female can reach a length of up to 2m, the male is rarely bigger than 2-3cm.)

So, where have you turned to get your spirits up?
 

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