/ 17 May 2024

Getting to know Chris Hemsworth, an underwater doorbell for frisky fish, and freezable dinners for busy nights…

Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Some of us aren’t huge Marvel/action genre fans around here, so forgive us for not quite getting the phenomenon that is Chris Hemsworth. But we’ve bridged the gap with this cover piece for Vanity Fair – as legendary director George Miller says, he’s “a way more complex, considered person than I’d ever imagined”. 

One keen Squizer (who fully supports our enthusiasm for Fat Bear Week and Bald Eagle webcams) got in touch this week to let us know about the Fish Doorbell… It’s a live feed from a camera below the surface of a river in the Dutch city of Utrecht. How the doorbell comes in is you’re encouraged to hit the button on the screen when you see a fish to alert a local council worker to open the lock, allowing the fish through. That’s important because it’s the season for the fish to get upstream to get it on… Our correspondent says they have the livestream on an extra screen in their office, just in case a fish comes by…

You know what’s needed right now? Some good meals in the freezer to help out on those weeknights where cooking and ordering food seems too hard. Good Food has put together a great selection here – one we’re making this weekend is this Bill Granger chicken/risoni soup recipe.

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