Sometimes, having an internet live stream on a computer can liven up a work environment. If you are working in a context where watching live streams is totally appropriate, here are some suggestions as to what you should take a gander at.
Las Vegas Chapel
EarthCam has placed a number of cameras all around Las Vegas for live streaming. One of the most entertaining, whimsical live streams is of a wedding chapel. In real time, you can watch people’s weddings. Sometimes, there is nothing going on in the chapel. If you want to look at previous weddings, the website offers past frames from the webcam.
Willard Library Ghost Cam
In Evansville, Indiana, there is a library called the Willard Library. Ever since the 1930s, there have been reports of people seeing the apparition of a veiled lady in gray. Nobody knows who this woman is , but some people think that it is the daughter of the man who owned the property that the library is named after—Willard Carpenter. The ghost is not malicious; she just benignly traverses the building, not bothering anybody. There is a webcam of the building that you can watch. Viewers of the webcam are encouraged to spot the apparition.
Long Beach, New York
On the south shore of Long Island, there is a barrier island called Long Beach Barrier Island. On this island, there is a city called Long Beach. Long Beach is a walkable, somewhat densely populated, relatively safe place with a beautiful strip of beach and boardwalk that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. There is a beach cam where you can watch live footage of the beach and boardwalk. It is quite interesting to see who is walking from east to west, and vice versa.
The Monterrey Bay Aquarium has a bunch of webcams on its website showing live streams of a variety of animals. They have a Jelly Cam where you can watch jellyfish swimming in water with their long beautiful, elegant limbs trailing around them. The live webcam broadcasts from 7 am to 6 pm, Pacific Time. Any footage that you see beyond those hours is a replay.
Jackson Hole’s Town Square
There is a live webcam on the street level, showing Jackson Hole’s Town Square. The camera is looking southeast onto an intersection of streets. In the middle of the footage is the street corner of George Washington Memorial Park, also known as Town Square, where there is a gateway arch to the park made out of shed elk antlers. In the background, to the right, there is a mountain with trees on it. There is something serene about watching people walk and drive on these streets.
Jackson Hole is in Wyoming, a relatively sparsely populated state. It is very close to Yellowstone National Park. Jackson Hole Town Square is currently the only Town Square in the entire state of Wyoming.
The Venice Sidewalk Cafe has a live webcam that has been in operation since 1996. It shows a westward view of the ocean, the beach, a path, vendors and a lot of people enjoying themselves. There are also palm trees, and you can see the sun in the distance over the ocean. Venice Beach is in southern California, south of Santa Monica.
Animal Adventure Park Live Stream
Animal Adventure Park is in Haupersville, NY—south of Binghamton. They have the live stream of a giraffe named April. April is 16 years old, gave birth to 4 calves, is 15 feet tall and joined Animal Adventure Park in the summer of 2015.
Pitch Drop Experiment
The Pitch Drop is an experiment that involves a drop of pitch falling into a container. The whole point of the experiment is to see how long it takes for ten drops of pitch to fall. The experiment was first started in 1930 at the University of Queensland. Pitch is the thickest liquid in the world. It is so thick that it appears solid and can shatter at room temperature, though it is still technically liquid. In 2013, the 9th drop fell. You can watch the experiment on a webcam, though not much is going to happen.
Do you remember that nuclear power plant in Japan, Fukushima Daiichi, that was ravaged by a tidal wave on March 11th, 2011? The mainstream media doesn’t really talk much about it, even though it has been expelling radiation for years. Well, there is a live stream of the damaged facility. The live stream is specifically of the Unit 4 section.
The Centennial Bulb has been shining for 117 years—as of June 2018. It is currently located in Livermore, California. The bulb used to shine at 60 watts, but now it shines at 4 watts. You can watch this bulb shine on a live stream.