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Overnight: Fasnacht in Basel, Switzerland: Morgenstreich

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Fasnacht Basel SwitzerlandMore from 'Carnival' aka 'Mardi Gras' celebrations around the world, in this case in Basel, Switzerland.

One of the events this video covers is the 'Morgenstreich' - the 'morning prank' - so-called because it takes place on the Monday after the start of Lent in defiance, in years by, of a papal prohibition of any festivities taking place once Lent begins.

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Video Mid Day Distraction: Jean Tinguely in Basel and Paris

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Jean Tingueley was an amazing kinetic sculptor.

Here's his Stravinsky Fountain in Paris:

 More about him here: 

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