Gigglebit: around the world in 360 degrees

7 Jul 2014107 Views

Still from 'Around the World in 360 Degrees - 3 Year Epic Selfie' by Alex Chacon on YouTube

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Today, we have a video made by Alex Chacon, a GoPro and a sturdy stick. In an effort to make the most epic selfie ever, Chacon documented his motorcycle trip around the world from the subject-as-cameraman POV. His dizzying (and jealousy-inducing) 360-degree video takes in locations in over 36 countries over the course of three years and has been viewed almost 10m times on YouTube.


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