#NotBadNews: This Is Our New Favorite Amusement Park

Welcome to #NotBadNews, our new (and hopefully short-lived) daily column where we round up the good, surprising, and weird things that have happened around the world during this coronavirus pandemic.

This Teacher’s Extra-Curricular

One elementary school teacher found herself both missing her students and with plenty of spare time, sparking her newest hobby. Ingeborg Meinster-Van der Duin has taken to making small gifts for those students–grabbing her yarn and needles, she’s begun knitting dolls in their likeness.

Primary school teacher Ingeborg Meinster-Van der Duin, from the Dr. H.Bavinck school in Haarlem, missed her students so…

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Far from a voodoo doll, these student recreations are endearing and sweet—we can’t wait for this group of kids to see!

Jon Stewart’s Return to TV

Well, on demand. Our favorite comedian is bringing his political comedy, starring funny people Steve Carell and Rose Byrne, to a TV near you, where you can rent it from the comfort of your couch.

Great timing on Jon Stewarts’ part because we could seriously use a laugh right about now! So, grab some popcorn, pour yourself an extra-large soda, and turn a normal night in quarantine into a night at the movies.

Your Favorite Movie Scenes Recreated

Actress Sarah Ramos took on the challenge of recreating some of our favorite (and most iconic) TV and movie scenes, and she’s enlisted the help of some celebrity friends. Whether she’s joining Dylan O’Brien to recreate The Social Network

 

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Or sharing the screen with Hollywood favorite Elle Fanning for a My Best Friend’s Wedding remake…

 

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Ramos’ recreations never fail to make us laugh (and inspire our movie selection for the night). I’d call this talent put to good use.

Virtual Toast

Now through June 4, Aperol liqueur will be donating for each of your virtual toasts. The alcohol company is donating $5 for every social media post that tags them, someone you’re toasting (whether they’re an essential worker or just a friend who needs special acknowledgment), and the hashtag #TogetherWeToast. The money will go towards Another Round, Another Rally, helping displaced hospitality workers.

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Looking to give back? It’s as easy as an Instagram story! Cheers your friends, family, or even strangers to help America’s hospitality workers.

Bringing the Theme Park to You

Prepared to be jealous? Looking to help keep his grandson entertained, this grandpa went above and beyond, creating his very own rollercoaster. This backyard is now his grandson’s very own amusement park.

What was once just a Phineas and Ferb plot is now this grandkid reality! We love seeing the different ways families keep their young ones entertained, and we think this one might take the cake.

Check-in every day for an update on the wonderful and weird things happening in our current coronavirus world.

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