Did you know that 95 percent of all music downloaded last year wasn’t paid for? Or that there are 2 million TVs in American bathrooms? Watch The Economist’s amazing “Did You Know?” 4.0 video below for Fall 2009.
Good music videos are funny. Coldplay’s Life in Technicolor II music video is awesome.
Life in Technicolor II shows the Coldplay band in puppet form playing the song. As the video goes on, the puppet show becomes increasingly extravagant, eventually featuring pyrotechnics and lead singer Chris Martin crowd surfing. Finally, the puppet band members board a small helicopter which crashes through a window and flies away.
And because we’re feeling generous, you can download this video in HD instead of paying money for it on iTunes.
In celebration of the Apollo 11 anniversary, Google decided to enable exploration of the moon in Google Earth. The most notable feature of Google Moon is the inclusion of two guided tours for the Apollo 11 and 17 missions. The tours are actually quite awesome in terms of animation and rendering. You can watch the Apollo 11 landing without installing Google Earth below.
You know, I always wondered about the quality of service you get from airlines. Finally, we have proof of that.
In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and their Taylor guitar was witnessed being thrown by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago. The $3500 guitar was severely damaged. For nine months the various people they communicated with put the responsibility for dealing with the damage on everyone other than themselves and finally said they would do nothing to compensate for the loss. Dave Carroll promised the last person to finally say no to compensation that he would write and produce three songs about his experience with United Airlines and make videos for each to be viewed online by anyone in the world. United: Song 1 is the first of those songs. United: Song 2 has been written and video production is underway. United: Song 3 is coming.