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on me. Awkward. Keep your comments coming in. Here's Blue Peter.


Today's show is a going to be a record breaker, with...


It's a world record breaking show today. And the Paralympics has just


begun, good luck to all those athletes in Rio, yes you can. And


get in touch to win your badge. It is all about world records and we


are good at breaking them. Radzi has even used populations to get


success. He is no stranger to record, he's even in the book,


Radzi. Radzi's mum, how proud are you? We are very excited. The


Guinness world record adjudicators are there to tell us whether we have


or have not made new world records. And we will be playing Spot Shelley.


This time doesn't count, but if you see her later, let us know where she


is hiding. You may be wondering where Radzi has gone. He is just


there. Looks like you have drawn the short straw.


If you want to be the best, dedication is what you need. We are


attempting to break the world record for the most straws in Radzi's hair.


Not going to lie, I think we are smashing it, so I will carry on.


Please do. What number do I have now and what do we need to know about


this record? I cannot reveal how many you have yet, but the record to


break is 312, and you still have space to go. The only thing you need


to be careful of is that none for and they have to stay there for ten


seconds at the end. Well, fingers crossed. Fair to say this is one of


those weird and wonderful records. And this is right up your street.


Head to the Blue Peter website for a quiz where you can test your old


brain matter. Now things are really hotting up.


The great Fire of London took place 350 years ago, so to mark the


anniversary I've come to the Museum of London to find out how this fire


devastated an entire city and of course how firefighting has changed


forever. The great Fire of London started on pudding Lane in 1666.


Nobody knows the exact cause but it's thought the Kings Baker, a man


called Thomas Farren, had gone to bed and a spark from his oven set


fire to his shop. How did it spread from a bakery to be in London on


fire? Well it happened on a really unfortunate night. There was this


massive storm blowing huge winds through London which really helped


push the fire across the city. Also there had been a drought so it was


really dry. And the fact it started in the middle of the night meant


there were not enough people awake to start putting it out right away.


The fire spread so much, after three days it covered 80% of London. What


do you do when a fire like that happens? You call the Fire Brigade.


Not then because there was not a Fire Brigade. This was the equipment


people had which does not look adequate to do the job. It is fairly


basic. There are water pistols bigger than that now. How will that


do any damage to that fire? The best way to put out the fire is to call


the houses down and create firebreaks, gaps between the houses,


stopping the fire from spreading down the street. They use these big


hoax but that was fairly slow, particularly when there was a storm


blowing across the city. The quickest way to pull down a house


was to blow it up with gunpowder. So things were pretty basic back then


but once the fire was out it made people think about how they could


stop it happening in the future. These changes eventually led to the


creation of the London Fire Brigade. They are celebrating their 150th


year and in that time the way firefighters deal with fire has


changed to matter day. I've come to join them to see how things are


different. -- changed dramatically. Starting with the obvious question,


how hot is fire? You know when you are baking cakes the oven gets to a


certain temperature? We go into fires on a regular basis when it is


two to three times as hot as the oven for cooking cakes. Extremely


hot. So when you are fighting fire you cannot wander in wearing jogging


pants. It is really important we wear special protective equipment.


That means we've got a job, let's do this. Firefighters are on stand-by


24 hours a day. I want a poll! If there is an emergency they need to


get ready and fast. So I'm going to take part in one of their training


exercises. I know this is only a drill but the adrenaline at this


point must be flying. Definitely, gets your heart pumping. I'd say


we've arrived. The team are practising tackling a fire on the


second floor of a house or a flat. Barney, go underneath and help


extend the ladder. This bladder can safely rage 30 metres in a matter of


seconds. As I climbed to the top it feels a long way from the ground.


All good? Then there is the DA which stands for breathing apparatus. This


allows firefighters to breathe in smoke-filled buildings for up to 30


minutes. You can forget about ancient fire squirt is, hoses used


today can spray up to 350 litres of water in just 60 seconds. I've been


in this game for about five minutes and I am exhausted. I've been doing


this in the safety of a car park as part of a drill. What must it be


like to fight a real fire? We are about to get a glimpse of what


firefighters face on a daily basis. This training facility is used to


practice fighting real fires, and that's what this team of highly


skilled professionals will be doing today. It's too dangerous for me to


join in so they are going to be taking our cameras with them. What's


really incredible about this fire they are about to tackle, it is


controlled fire and yet its temperature will be twice as hot


your oven at home, and that is something under control. Can you


imagine how hot the great Fire of London was? As soon as they get


inside they are hit by a wall of searing heat. In these dark,


smoke-filled conditions, trying to put out the fire is incredibly


tough. But with modern training and technology it's possible. We are


making our way up. Today a monument to remember the great Fire of London


stands just around the corner from where the blaze started. That is


where the bakery once stood that was the cause of the great Fire of


London. If that hadn't happened we wouldn't have those incredible


people in our modern firefighting service today doing an awesome job


of keeping you and me safe. They are amazing, aren't they? Thank


you to all the boys and girls. Now onto the big bad Wolf. Let's look at


some of the stuff that's been sent in.


I love this amazing model of me made by Pia, aged 9 from Perth.


For you I have put on my denim dress to match my little model! Daniel has


drawn your wing walking challenge and he says he's proud of you.


And on the back he has written that his favourite presenter is me


because apparently I taught him how to blow raspberries,


when I met him at an air show when he was two!


So Daniel is still blowing raspberries like me. So just for you


on camera to... Emily from the Vale of Glamorgan... By the way, the


straws are still in my hair. This is an epic picture and it could not be


more apt, look at the size of my hair, amazing. We should put tiny


straws in it later. Emily, you are a hero. We do love 3-D post, if you


want to make something that stands out, send it in. This one came in by


airmail! Zach, I think it is absolutely genius. If you look


inside the fuser large, there is a little present that is on its way.


In the meantime I'm going to practice my world record. Before I


try to get my hands on yet another one we should meet a four legged


friend who has a ready got one, Caspa the llama!


Thank you for coming in, guys. What was that certificate for? Jumping


the highest a llama has ever jumped on record which was about this high,


incredibly. We are going to see it right now. We didn't want Caspa to


do it in the studio because he's not used to it so we went outside


earlier and this is what the record looks like. He doesn't have much of


a run-up, does he? He doesn't, he's got really springy legs. Boom, there


it is! A little slow Mo replay. Caspa is very talented. Does he like


jumping? He does. They will jump if they want to get from rock to rock


but we were trainers of dogs and we thought we would try with a llama.


He will do anything for a treat. Thank you so much for coming in,


llamas welcoming the studio any time. I'm going to try and get my


own world record now. Goodbye, Caspa. You know what's going on,


here. I might look different from earlier because I am wearing


protective clothing. Adjudicator Shantha, tell us


what record Lindsey is going to Spieth this is the record for the


most badges pinned on a person in one minute. All of the badges must


be correctly pinned and attacked. I'm starting to get shaky. It has


been done before. Konnie Huq pinned 17 onto Andy. She went for a


different technique, but I think I know what I will do. I've seen you


pinning badges, you're a bit of an expert. All right. Here we go. This


is an official Guinness world record attempt. Three, two, one, go. Has


she got it? We are really doing it. Nice and gentle. I've seen her


practice this and she's very good. And shaking, loads. We are well on


schedule. Don't rush. When the adrenaline kicks in it makes the


fingers tremble. Absolutely. It's about holding your nerves. We are


well on our way. We've got so much time left on this one. Why am I


shaking? One just went flying! Still got 20 seconds left. I think this


might be the fastest one ever. I think you've nailed it. Stop


talking. She is flying through this! She might have absolutely crushed


this record. I think she might have. Goodbye, Konnie Huq! Well done! That


is on why the thinnest strand. What were the results? You needed 17, you


managed a total of 22! So congratulations. Yes! Well done.


That's our first Guinness world record of the show. Very exciting,


not just because we've got these badges and we know how much you want


one but we can tell you how to earn another badge, the orange one. You


only get this as a competition winner. How do you win a


competition? You enter our new one. The London Underground. Every year


it moves over a billion people around the capital but it isn't just


known as a form of transport. From its roundel logo to its world-famous


map, some of the designs behind the underground have become iconic. And


now the hunt is on for their latest design classic. And that's where you


come in. We are launching a brand-new Blue Peter competition. We


want you to help design a poster that will be seen by thousands of


people every day in busy stations just like this one here in London.


Your poster will advertise travelling by tube or bust to


popular London sites. It needs to have an eye-catching design. Include


three London landmarks. And show either the chew or a London bus. You


will also need to include the famous tube logo and the Blue Peter ship.


The winner will get an orange badge and an exclusive or access tour of


the underground, but they will also get to see their poster displayed in


key stations on the world's oldest tube network seen by thousands of


people on their next eight out. Closing date is 12 noon,


Wednesday 21st September. Just head to the website and print


of the application form. It's in three parts but it's one application


form. And when you send it in please put the right postage on the


package. Now to somebody who is always building his part on the


show, Radzi, what's happening? I like what you did, there. Please


give a massive welcome to our three-time world record holder,


Leon. What are those records for? These toy bricks. Those toy bricks.


I read one of your records, which you are demonstrating incredibly


well. In just 30 seconds, using toy bricks and one hand, Leon built a


zigzag structure to 28 levels. You might think it's all about speed,


it's not, it's about being incredibly delicate with your


fingers and your hands and not knocking the structure over because


if it falls, it all goes pear shaped. We have the straws going


into my hair as we speak. And that's just the demonstration, that's why


he's a world record-holder. Leon, you have three world records, how


would you fancy getting involved in a fourth? Absolutely. Game on.


It starts with one of these, a paper aeroplane, and one of these, a


bucket. The idea is to get as many paper planes into the bucket in


three minutes as possible. The current record this 155. That is


ridiculous and not something that someone could do themselves, so we


have some help. The origami club from


St Hilda's CofE Primary School. And the javelin and track


athletes from Salford Met We've also got some help


from MOTDK's Ben Cajee and Plus, Leon is here and some


Blue Peter team members who've all had trials to get


into the Are we all up for this today? Yes!


There are lots of rules for this. Yes, there are. Let's make sure


we've got everyone round the circle. While they warm up, what do they


need to do today? This is for the most times they hit a target with a


paper aircraft in three minutes by a team. It is really essential that


none of you touch the line during the attempt or the whole attempt is


disqualified. Wet what happens if you touch the line but haven't


thrown? Doesn't matter, you are still disqualified. -- what happens


if you touch the line. You all have to throw your first plane before


anyone can throw the second. We have the countdown system. Jack, go


three, two, one. And we will all throughout the same time does not be


clear on the rules? Yell we have a system. Everyone looks ready. Get


your bags on your shoulders. -- we have a system. This is an official


Guinness world record attempt. Three, two, one. Go! It is so hard


to tell what is going in. Go one, everyone. That was close. Someone


was in there. While they are doing this, I'm going to us, how are you


getting on? OK? Yes. You can tell they are a bit nervous. I'm going to


come round to the athletics club because they look so good. Ready,


girls, you can do this. I think you got that one name. How many do you


think you have got so far? Probably two. Two helps. Two is good. It is


unbelievable. We've got the darts team round here. Charlie, how are


you getting on? Is good. He's focused. Good boy, Charlie. Don't


let me distract you. So close! Remember, the adjudicators will be


on the Fanclub after this if you want to ask them anything. It is


quite scary to watch, actually. I'm going to find Ben and Jenny. Jack, I


know you're busy, but I'm going to have to squeeze in. They haven't got


long lead. Jenny, how's it going? I'm a bit nervous. I haven't got any


in the bucket. Focus! That was Jenny's first one. Ben, I'm going to


let you focus. To say you made an effort today is an understatement -


you have come as a pilot. I will give it a go. Ben, you are slacking!


Please focus. Sorry. Oh! You guys are doing great. It's really tough.


Loads went in then. Jenny, you've got this. Thank you very much. Then


got his first one, everyone. He has contributed one. -- Ben got his


first one. Loads are going in. I don't know if we're going to do


this. Are we going to do this? Did that go in? Yes. Look at how many


are in the bucket and how many are browned the bucket. Giffard this


many on the floor, there must be loads in there. Deuce -- if there


are this many on the floor, there must be loads in there. Give


yourselves a round of applause. That was a great effort. We need to


adjudicate and count up the scores. While you do that, here is a lovely


little thing to watch about what happened when I went behind the


scenes at the Bank of England and got my hands on ?15 million. I'm


tense! Money is part of our lives, but


there is about to be a big change in the UK. Get it? Change! On the 13th


of September, a new ?5 note will be released into general circulation,


but this is a note with a difference. The guys who print the


UK's money, the Bank of England, say this is a super note. So I have come


to Essex to find out what makes it so special. We're lucky, because we


have been granted Blue Peter access inside this high security building.


It is so secret, we can't even show you what it looks like. Let's go. To


tell me more, meet Victoria, the chief cashier at the Bank of


England. It is really good to meet you. It is great you're here. I can


see you have brought the super note with you. Would you like to hold


one? Can I? It is so shiny and new. Why do we need a new ?5 note? I


thought the old one was OK. We think this is even better. It is made from


polymer, a type of plastic. It is much more difficult to fake. If you


hold it up... It has a little window. It is more robust, more


difficult to tear. In fact, the Bank of England think this is the


toughest banknote they have ever made, which gets me thinking. Can I


test it? See what you can do. Super note, you are about to face the Blue


Peter are you really super challenge. We're going to put the


five through three gruelling tests to make sure it is tough enough to


face the real world. You can thank me later, Bank of England! First,


the source test. In order to stand up to its super-clean, the super


note needs to resist dirt and moisture, and that is how it can


last. Good luck, supra note! I think the music is a bit much! Here we go.


Look at that! Is it white straight. It has passed the source test. Next,


the car test. The note claims to be strong, and because it is made of


plastic, it can last up to two and a half times longer than the old note.


We'll see about that! Is it past the car test. Last but not least, the


water test. -- it past the car test. It should be able to withstand


water. Wow! Water test, passed. The Gloria,


you were right, this super note was amazing and passed the test with


flying colours. I will give it back to you. I have one more question -


what happens to all the old note? They get shredded in our super


secret shredding centre. Yell can we see it? Yes, come with me. We're


going to see what happens to banknote when they come to the end


of the usable life. It is the first time cameras have been allowed in


this room. Can we not keep them? Sadly not. People use banknote, but


they get old and tatty, so we destroy them here. And I won't just


be watching, I be helping the cash into the bank's secret shredder. How


much are we talking? We're going to destroy ?50 million. , Wait, how


much? ?15 million. 100,000, 200,000, 300,000. Enough money to buy


hundreds of thousands of pairs of trainers is loaded into the machine.


Can I do it? Go one. Disintegration. I can hear it. With one press of a


button, ?50 million is turned into tiny pieces. I guess I can say


goodbye to those trainers! How long does it take? A couple of hours.


They need to be so tiny. It is weird to see all of those ?5 notes being


mashed up in there. But it is to make room for a brand-new supra


note. I can't wait. APPLAUSE


That was heartbreaking. ?50 million, gone. If you want to know what it


looks like when it has been crushed up, it looks like this. These are


all the different notes that have been squished. That's ?4000 that has


been squashed into those. I enjoyed that. I didn't know about that.


Before we find out how we get on -- how we got on with the playmaker,


with just enough tell the -- time to tell you about next week's show.


It's a Roald Dahl special including a TV exclusive


performance by the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate


I take part in an epic sailing challenge off the Isle of


Did you Spot Shelley? Is on the post that cast by the lama jumped over


earlier. We were trying to get the record for throwing paper planes


into a bucket. Let's find out how we did. We needed to beat 155. And we


did. You managed 139. No! 'S close. We try. Let's talk about this


record. We have been putting straws in my hair throughout the show. Eric


has been helping. My hair feels very strange, I have to say. Yellow looks


full. And it has stayed in for ten seconds, but how many are in there?


Lucie, have we done it? You attempted the record for most straws


in the hair, and you needed a minimum of 312, and today you have


600 straws. CHEERING


That is amazing. These Guinness adjudicators will be on the Fanclub


to chat to you. We have a world record today. We'll see you next


week for our roll style special. -- Roald Dahl special.


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