The 1 Second Project leads Nathan to do a lot of crazy, weird and spontaneous things. Here are a couple of his favorites:
On March 4th, 2013, Nathan traveled to Sacramento to participate in a student protest against budget cuts in education. After a march to the capital building, Nathan met with representatives to talk about crucial education bills and discuss their impacts on schools across California. If you watch the video, make sure to listen for the poorly-tuned recorder being blown, which happens to be Nathan's favorite part about the video.
On April 6th, 2013, Nathan got the opportunity to be an extra in The Lonely Island's "Spring Break Anthem" music video. A day full of diving, dancing and drinking, Nathan got to spend time with the band as well as many people from all over the Los Angeles area. Filming was done at a pool, hotel and night club. If you are curious, you can see Nathan at the 0:40 (top left) and 1:08 (at the urinal) second marks in the music video.
On November 16th, 2013, it was 11 PM and Nathan still had not had anything interesting for his 1 Second Project. Somehow, he convinced his friends on the wading team (find out more about it here) to join in for a midnight practice session, one that would involve jumping into the polluted harbor during the rain. Immediately after jumping, everyone was filled with as much regret as their mouths were with toxic ocean water, but it was a very memorable experience nonetheless.
On March 2nd, 2014, Nathan's roommate, Nicholas roommate claimed that he could eat more hot dogs than Nathan's floormate, Alex. There was no other way to prove it than to buy and prepare 60 hot dogs to have an official hot dog eating contest. In hindsight, there was no way for two inexperienced people to eat 30 hot dogs each, so much of the night was dedicated to handing out free hot dogs throughout their building. Nicholas lost.
On July 20th, 2014, Nathan was finishing his work in rural china. After spending a week teaching students in rural China about creativity and design with his nonprofit organization (find out more about it here), he was surprised to see how many students wanted to say their goodbyes. It was a touching sight that led to Nathan shedding a single tear.