Image Source: Matt Harding, el bailarín trotamundos de YouTube, en Madrid
This guy, Matt Harding, went travelling and shot video of himself doing a silly dance, that ended up on the internet. That ended up getting some chewing gum company’s attention, and they decided to fund him on a bigger trip around the world to do more dancing, which also ended up on the internet as “Where the Hell is Matt?”. Then he got lots of emails from people who wished they could have danced with them, so he asked the gum company to send him on another trip and they did. He ended up dancing with thousands of people, and this is the edited highlights video. (That’s a HD version, there’s a lower-res version that won’t use up quite so much bandwidth here).
You can read more about Matt here.
I don’t think the particular gum company’s product is sold in Australia, but I think they deserve a round of applause for deciding to go with this form of advertising. A lot of people enjoyed making it and even more are enjoying watching it.
So, open thread for things on the internet that brighten the world a little: what’s your favourite?