Today we bring you Legos in the world of viral news.
To start with, Greenpeace is not happy with Lego and its relations with Shell oil company.
The international environmental activist organization is so unhappy that it produced a video titled, “Everything is NOT Awesome.” It slows down the title song “Everything is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie” to make it a sad ballad set to the sad images of a Lego oil drilling operation being swallowed by a dark viscous liquid.
“We love LEGO. You love LEGO. Everyone loves LEGO,” the Greenpeace video states. “But when LEGO's halo effect is being used to sell propaganda to children, especially by an unethical corporation who are busy destroying the natural world our children will inherit, we have to do something. … Help us stop Shell polluting them by telling LEGO to stop selling Shell-branded bricks and kits today.”
A bear, an owl and Lego movie characters Emmet and Wyldstyle eventually are consumed by the presumably fake oil. The video, posted two weeks ago, is nearing 5 million views on YouTube.
But many commenters thought Greenpeace went too far. We are wondering whether or not real Lego pieces were damaged in the making of this video.
And then there’s this comment from TheGuigui2011: “this video can break your heart in 1:45 but a lego can break your foot in 0,00000000000000000001 seconds.”
In slightly happier news — 17-year-old Lego pieces are prized finds on the beaches of Cornwall.
BBC News reports that in 1997, an epic wave tilted a container ship about 20 miles off shore, making it lose 62 containers. “One of them was filled with nearly 4.8 million pieces of Lego, bound for New York,” according to BBC.
Ever since, the pieces keep washing up — dragons, daisies and octopi, which apparently are the “holy grail” of finds today.
Finally, here’s a challenge for pain-seeking daredevils: The Lego Firewalk.
A photo posted in June from the Bull Moose music store in Mill Creek, Maine, shows a strip of pathway covered in Lego pieces.
If commenter TheGuigui2011 is correct, this walk will break you. In every possible way.