2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

The 2004 Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of Indonesia, is considered the deadliest tsunami of all time, taking over 230,000 lives. A couple of videos have covered it including this one called Tsunami, Caught on Camera. It uses survivors’ footage and testimony from Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka to paint a fairly grim picture. Warning: It can be pretty graphic at times.

More recently, the Perennial Plate went back to Sri Lanka where eight members of a small fishing family were taken in the tsunami.

Just last year, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor starred in an English-language Spanish true-story film called The Impossible about a family caught in the midst of the tsunami.

LEGO Breaking Bad Video Game

Since the premier of the final season of Breaking Bad is getting ever closer, I’m not surprised to see this spoof on what a LEGO video game of the AMC series would look like. It should go without saying that if you’ve never seen the show… spoilers!

The world’s smallest movie

A Boy and His Atom is a short from IBM that uses atoms to create frames of a movie. They zoom in over 100 million times and take pictures, frame-by-frame to create a film. Impressive work. The behind-the-scenes short film talks a bit about how they did it.

Good people do acts of kindness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGEiA80ZL08

You’ve seen all the horrible things that Russian dashcams have caught. From severe accidents to part of an airplane crash, it’s pretty unbelievable. But those same dashcams have also caught good people doing random acts of kindess.