An amazing line-up of experts demonstrate how to do a cool street dance move, flick a card, do the splits, defy gravity, milk a cow, drum and survive a zombie apocalypse.
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Welcome to the world of epic.
The place where you can become a master at everything on the planet.
No matter what it is, this programme shows you how to do it.
So, sit back,
strap yourself in and get ready to become epic at everything.
Welcome to your total random fix of epic-ness.
We've got an amazing line-up of experts, hotshots
and all-round dudes with the low-down
on how you can do what they can do.
In just 15 minutes, you will know how to...
do the splits, flick a card,
milk a cow, defy gravity,
drum, and this kid shows you how to survive a zombie apocalypse.
But before all that,
it's time for the first stop on your journey to becoming epic.
Do you like dancing? Do you like streets?
Well, here's a cool street dancing move
that will make you totally epic.
Hi, I'm Turbo, I'm a dancer.
I'm going to teach you a classic street dance move
called the Resurrection.
Turbo is cool. Just look at his hair and his moves.
He's also an astronaut. That might be a joke.
So with this move, you need to be laying down on the floor
with your hands flat on the ground.
I hope you've checked for dirt first, Turbo.
From here, you're going to push with your hands
up on to your left knee,
raising your right leg up in the air.
Ooh, power move!
The next step from here is to swing your right leg down to the floor,
push with your hands and pull yourself up until you're standing.
-Sweet as a nut.
-When you put those moves together,
your Resurrection should look like this.
Whoa! Crazy skills, Turbo.
Rumour has it that Turbo performed this at the House of Commons.
That might also be a joke.
And that, my friends, is how you do a cool street dance move.
Right, that's the first hit of epic-ness done and dusted,
but do not worry. Our journey continues.
If you've got a deck of cards in the house
and you're bored of playing snap, then please, check this guy out.
My name's Ben Hanlin, I'm a magician and this is how to flick a card.
Ah, the classic card flick. Watch and learn.
First of all, hold the deck face down in one hand
with your thumb on top and your index finger on the bottom.
Then, with your thumb, push off the top card about an inch or so.
Now, with your ring finger, put pressure on the card.
Then when the pressure's there,
release it, the card will flick right off, like this.
Whoa, hang on a minute there, Ben.
Let's do a r-r-rewind on that. First, slide the top card off.
Then, second, squeeze it with your finger and thumb.
Then, when you're ready, let it fly.
When you get good,
you can flick the card off and catch it with your other hand, like this.
-And that's how you flick a card.
-Cheers, Ben. Thanks for that.
On we go.
If you thought that was good, this next one will send your epic-ometer
into overdrive because it's one of the most epic gymnastic moves ever.
Hi, I'm Naomi Wilkinson and I'm going
to teach you how to do the splits.
That's right, we're talking about the front splits.
And that's right, CBBC's Naomi Wilkinson is going to show us
how to do it. Ooh, I'm all excited.
To master the splits, you need determination, hard work
-and most importantly...
The splits are essentially one big stretch,
and they aren't something that's going to happen overnight.
To achieve them,
you're going to have to practice lots of different stretches every day.
OK, a word to the wise. Before you do any stretches, you must warm up.
Five minutes of either running, fast walking, star jumps,
skipping - anything to get your heart pumping.
Once you've warmed up, it's time to stretch those legs.
-Show us those stretches, Naomi.
-Hold each stretch for about 30 seconds.
It might feel a little uncomfortable
but you should never, ever stretch to the point of pain.
-So, when you feel warm and flexible enough, go for it.
-Let's do this!
So, you're going to start in a lunge, knee over your toe, toe facing
forward, hands by your front foot, lower your back knee to the floor,
tuck your back toes under and slowly slide back into the splits.
Use your arms to take your weight.
Only give your muscles as much
or as little stretching as feels comfortable
and keep your back knee facing the floor.
Now, remember, you won't be able to do this straight away.
Take your time with the stretches
and then eventually you'll be able to do the front splits.
There you have it, that's how you do the splits.
-Does anyone know how to get out of these?
-No, but thanks, Naomi. Bye!
Are you feeling epic? We've only just started.
There's still all this to come. We'll show you how to get to grips
-with one of these beauties.
This super scientist will help you defy gravity.
And this dude shows you how to hit things with sticks.
But first, have you ever wondered what to do
if zombies tried to take over your town?
Then this kid can help.
Who doesn't love zombies and their crazy dance moves?
Actually, apart from Michael Jackson, most people,
probably just think they're really terrifying.
The legend of these undead brain-hungry creatures
has been around for ever.
They're totally not real, but imagine if they were.
What would you do if you came face-to-face with one?
Well, picture the scene.
You're at the optician's,
she's running through the different lenses until you can see clearly.
When you can finally see,
you discover your optician has turned into...a zombie!
there's a full-on zombie apocalypse kicking off in your town.
You need a plan and we know just the man to help.
Hi, I'm Charlie Higson
and I'm going to tell you how to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Actor, comedian and zombie author Charlie Higson knows
everything there is to know about the walking dead. Creepy, but cool.
OK, Charlie, what's the first tip?
The main rule in a zombie apocalypse is, don't get bitten.
Because that is how the zombie plague is passed on.
Of course, an even better tip is, don't get eaten.
Don't get eaten by a zombie.
Definitely good advice to kick off with.
-What else should we know?
It's very important to find somewhere safe to hole up.
Somewhere that's easy to defend
but where you can also be self-sufficient.
A supermarket is not a bad bet. A very good supply of stuff to eat.
Oh, great tip, zombie man...
or maybe not.
You will also need to arm yourself. Zombies are not nice creatures.
Anything you can get your hands on, really.
Cricket bats, golf clubs, bow and arrows, heavy frying pans,
javelins left over from the Olympics. A tank is preferable, though.
Right, we're tooled up. What next?
If you do come face-to-face with a zombie,
you're going to have to take it down.
Zombie folklore says the only way to stop them is to destroy the brain.
It's not going to be a nice job, but if it's you or the zombie,
-it's bye-bye, zombie.
-We hear you, Charlie.
It's definitely good night, zombie.
And we won't be tucking it in or giving it a bedtime kiss. Oh, no.
And that was how to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Good stuff, Charlie. Be gone, zombies!
From defeating evil to defying gravity,
here's a science lady who will arm you with some amazing skills.
Hi, I'm Fran Scott and I'm going to show you how to defy gravity.
-Get a slinky and hold it up and let the rest of it unravel
until it's nice and still.
What we're going to do is drop this slinky and the top of it will fall
but the bottom of the slinky should, for a moment,
stay where it is and defy gravity.
Hang on, that might just look like a dropped slinky
but watch again when we slow it down.
Keep your eye on the bottom of the slinky.
Fran releases it but the bottom doesn't move.
How do you explain that, then?
When I'm holding the slinky,
gravity is pulling it down but my hand is holding it up.
When I let go of the slinky, the top of it falls
but the bottom of it remains where it is just for a little bit
and that's because it takes a while
for the message, that I've actually let go of the top of the slinky
to reach its bottom.
But when it does, the whole thing falls to the ground.
There you go, gravity defied.
Our next stop on Planet Epic is for all you milk-lovers.
That's everyone, right? Except me, I'm lactose intolerant.
Check out how you milk a cow.
You heard me, that milk you drink comes from this beautiful beast.
Here's top farmer Gareth Wyn Jones to show you how.
-I'm Gareth and I'm going to show you how to milk a cow by hand.
We need to make sure that everything's clean.
-Our hands, the bucket, even the old cow.
If we're not clean, we can get germs into the milk
-and it can make you sick.
-Oh, we do not want that.
The cows need the routine.
-They need to be milked twice a day at the same time.
Keeps the cows happy, and we get plenty of milk.
Cows are very big and strong, so you've got to be careful.
Don't stand behind or don't stand in the wrong place.
-Er, yeah, it might wee on you.
Once we're clean, we're ready to milk.
-Now, this is an udder.
-And this is a teat.
-So, the bucket.
You get into position and we start to milk
so your thumb's at the top of the teat
and your index finger comes round
and each finger squashes as the milk comes through.
So you squash, squash. Last one, get the last drop, release.
Squeeze, release, squeeze, release. Milk out, in bucket, job done.
-Once you've done that, you can do it two-handed.
-Steady on there, Gareth.
-Let's not get carried away.
-And that's how you milk a cow.
Nice one, Gareth. Make mine a pint of full fat.
Right, time for one last dose of epic-ness.
Ask yourself this - do you like hitting things?
Do you want to be in a band?
If your answers are yes, then this will be right up your street.
They may usually be at the back of the stage
but don't underestimate the importance of the drummer.
When they're not on top of their kit,
they're usually the most important member of the band
holding all of the music together... most of the time!
And, to show you how to do it, we caught up backstage with
one of the best rock drummers in the business.
Hey, what's up? I'm Rob with Enter Shikari
and I'm going to teach you how to play the drums.
First up is how to hold your sticks.
Hold it between your thumb and your forefinger nice and loosely
so the balance is good. It's the same on both hands.
-Next up, it's how to hit a drum.
Keep a nice, loose wrist.
Let the stick fall down and bounce back up off the drum,
letting gravity do the work.
Next up is doing single-stroke rolls on the drum.
You're going to be doing them in groups of four,
alternating between the right and left hand.
One, two, three, four.
Drum basics, then. Hold your sticks all nice and loosey-goosey.
Let it hit the drum and bounce back, and count to four.
When you get confident with that, you'll bring more of the drum kit in.
You're going to do the four beats on the cymbal.
On the first beat, we're going to have a kick drum
and on the third beat, we're going to have a snare drum.
So it should sound like this.
SIMPLE DRUM BEAT One, two, three, four,
one, two, three, four,
one, two, three, four.
So when you're happy with the beat, you can build up
and get faster each time.
One, two, three, four, one, two, three, four.
HE PLAYS FASTER One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four, one, two, three, four,
one, two, three, four... Drumming's epic!
So, after you've practised a lot, got good, get your mates together,
form a band and you could end up sounding something like this.
ROCK MUSIC PLAYS
I bet his neighbours love him(!)
So there it is, you just enjoyed 15 minutes
of being shown how to be totally epic.
If you've been paying close attention,
you should now be able to try this,
and this, and even that.
Now, go forth and be epic at everything!
If you want to be really epic,
then head on over to the CBBC website,
where you can watch all the videos again,
and again, and again,
so you can truly master your epic-ness.
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