Friday, January 30, 2009

Morphing Presidents

With the new excitement of the president, tons of new videos, blogs, articles, etc are being created as a response. One of the coolest things that I've seen created is this video, Morphing Presidents.

Basically, the video shows every US president and each one morphs into the next one. Each president even has his own name underneath each one so you know who is being shown. Personally, I couldn't tell you the names of all 44 presidents, so it was extremely helpful. And educational.

I think it's interesting to see new styles and popular customs shown in the various pictures. You can tell hairstyles, beards, mustaches, glasses, clothing--things that wealthy, elite men would wear at the time. The styles eventually all morph together, slowly building towards today.

Obviously, this is meant to show the change as we have our first African American president. But even still, I think it's a cool mini history lesson. I think it's interesting that I didn't know about so many presidents. You really only learn about those big key figures in history class: JFK, Lincoln, Washington, Nixon, FDR. Interesting how some get remembered and how others simply fade away...

Anyway, check out the video. It's worth the four plus minutes.

So, what did you think of the video?

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