An amazing line-up of experts demonstrate how to perform a cool card trick, bend the ball like Beckham, herd sheep, treat a cut, draw a cartoon and fly a fighter jet.
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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 epicness.
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...
curve a ball, race like an Olympian,
treat a cut, herd sheep,
draw a cartoon,
and this kid shows you how to fly a fighter jet.
But before all that, it's time for your first stop
on your epic journey. Do you carry a deck of cards wherever you go?
No, course you don't. Nobody does, except wizards.
That's what wizards do. Like this fella.
I'm Ben, I'm a magician, and I'm going to show you how to do
a cool magic trick using a deck of cards.
OK, Ben, bring it on.
I've got the black eight and nine
and I'm going to place the nine about there,
and then I'll whack the eight about there.
We're with you so far, magic man.
Now, normally it would take me a while to find those two cards,
but check this out.
Pretty cool, huh?
Nice one, Harry Potter. Now, please, tell us how it's done.
This trick works because the two cards that you started with,
the eight of spades and the nine of clubs,
are not the two cards that you end with -
the eight of clubs and the nine of spades.
And the beauty of this trick is the audience never even
-realise they switch.
So the first thing you need to do is go through the deck and take out the
eight of spades and the nine of clubs,
and the eight of clubs and the nine of spades.
Then you need to take the eight of clubs and place it face down
on the top of the deck, and the nine of spades on the bottom of the deck.
-Got it so far.
-Then place the nine of clubs
and the eight of spades face down on the table, and you're ready to start.
Remember, do this bit before your audience arrive.
Otherwise, you'll be busted before you've even got going.
To start, tell your audience you've got a black eight and nine.
Do not mention their suits, as you don't want them
to remember them at the end.
Now ask your spectators to put the cards in separate
positions into the deck.
One there and one there.
Tell them it would take you a while to find those two cards,
which it would, but then you do this move.
Place your thumb on the top, four fingers on the bottom, you're going
to flick the cards into your other hand that is going to catch them.
All the cards will go except for the bottom and the top card. Like this.
Your audience will be amazed and they will have no idea
that these two cards are different to the ones you started with.
That was a cool magic trick with a deck of cards.
That's the first epic hit done
but there's way more to come. Next up is a football trick
so cool that it will make you look like a right hero on match day.
It's one of the most epic tricks ever -
the Bend It Like Beckham.
And we've got one of the best female footballers in the country
to show you how to do it.
Hi, I'm Kim Little, I'm midfielder for Arsenal Ladies
and I'm going to show you how to bend a ball like Beckham.
Goal! Now, show us how you did it.
Firstly, you need to assess the situation and see
if the ball is near enough to the goal to shoot.
Next, select where you're going to shoot,
either near-post or far-post,
and if you're going to put it over the wall or around the wall.
Wall means defenders, by the way.
To coil your free kick around the defenders, you want to take four
steps back, and use the inside of your foot for power and accuracy.
This also puts a spin on the ball, which makes it curve in the air.
Practise lots in the training field, and bending it like Beckham
will look like this...
And that's how to bend a ball like Beckham.
Cheers, Kim, you swervy striker.
Right, now for something totally different.
If you're the kind of kid who likes to move sheep around,
then check this out.
We've got a top farmer to tell you all you need to
know about sheep-herding.
I'm Gareth, and this is how we herd sheep.
Gareth Wyn Jones has been herding sheep for over 40 years.
He's an expert in all things farming.
But tell us, Gareth, how do you herd sheep?
There's several types of dogs used to herd sheep,
-but I tend to use the Border Collie.
-I think they're a lovely dog.
-Oh, Tess, you are a little cutie!
They're very hardworking, very obedient
-and they're man's best friend.
Once you've got your dog, it needs to be trained.
There's several commands that we use
and the main one is the stop command.
HE WHISTLES Lie down.
That's the most important command you'll ever have on your dog.
So then, we've got the "come by" which is to the left.
Then, you have the "away" which is the command to the right.
Away. HE WHISTLES
And then you have the give-up, the "that'll do".
'And give them plenty of love.'
Because once they've done their job, they need a little bit of TLC.
Good girl, give up, good girl.
After lots of cuddling, training and practise, you're finally
ready to herd some sheep.
Away. HE WHISTLES
Look at those little fellas run! Go on, Tess!
So, Gareth uses different commands...
-..to instruct Tess...
..to direct the sheep into the pen.
Job well done, Gareth and Tess.
And that's how you herd sheep.
Hey, that'll do.
If you thought that was epic, then wait until you see this lot.
This girl tells you how to run off these things.
This guy tells you how to treat a cut.
-And this dude shows you how to turn your mates into cartoons.
But first, do you want to be a fighter pilot?
This kid will show you how.
Fighter jets are most definitely epic.
If you had about £70 million going spare,
you could treat yourself one of the fastest planes in the skies.
The only problem is, you'd also need to be one of the most
highly-trained pilots in the world.
Think it's unlikely you'd get to fly one? Well, picture this scene.
You're at an airshow and you take a wrong turn.
Before you know it, you're mistaken for a pilot,
put in a fighter jet, and told to get going.
Looks like it's time for you to earn your wings.
But how on earth do you fly one of these bad-boys?
Hi, my name's Mark Bowman and I'm a test pilot.
I'm going to show you how to fly this fighter jet,
a most awesome machine.
Check this dude out, he looks like he means business.
Let's head to the fancy flight simulator that all
pilots master their skills in.
So here we are on the end of the runway and ready to go,
and I'm going to accelerate to 150mph in four seconds.
My left hand controls the throttle leavers,
and I have to push them fully forward for maximum speed.
Warning - this isn't the ideal time to eat a packed lunch.
To get the aircraft airborne, I have the control column in front of me.
I need to just pull this stick backwards,
-and she goes straight up like a rocket.
If you did manage to eat any of that packed lunch,
this would be the moment you'll probably say hello to it again.
Controlling the aircraft is easy.
If I want to go left, I turn to the left with the stick.
Going to the right, I turn to the right with the stick.
In fact, if I push the stick hard over, I go round and round,
a little bit like being in a washing machine.
How completely cool would that be?
That's as long as your idea of cool is
feeling like a pair of dirty socks on a spin cycle.
When I'm out there, it's important that I keep safe.
I sit on an ejection seat, and I have a handle underneath my legs
if I've to get out in a hurry.
But what happens if you actually pull that handle?
Oh, right. Bad idea.
Landing the aircraft couldn't be simpler,
all I need to do is put the circular computer symbol at the point where I
want to land, and fly down that path until the wheels touch the runway.
Really? This flying thing is easy.
And that's how to fly a fighter jet.
And that's also how you pose in front of a fighter jet.
Thanks, Mark. Two things in one. What a guy.
From speeding in a fighter jet to sprinting off the starting blocks.
If you want to be an Olympic superstar, then pay close attention.
Hi, I'm Katarina Johnson-Thompson. I'm an Olympic athlete,
and I'm going to show you how to be the first off the starting blocks.
Olympic heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson knows all there is
to know about using these babies. They're starting blocks.
Use them well, and they'll help you kick off a race perfectly.
Using starting blocks for the first time is a bit weird,
but it gives you a solid platform for you to push off.
If it's good enough for you, Olympic hero lady,
it's definitely good enough for us. But how do we use them?
You need to put your hands shoulder-width apart,
and your fingers and thumbs parallel to the starting line.
Ooh, nice nails, girlfriend.
Right, we've got our stance sorted, what next?
Push off with your back leg, and drive forward.
And she's off! And the crowd go wild.
And that was how to be the first off the starting blocks.
Thanks, Katarina, give that girl a gold medal.
Onwards we go, my friends. Next, we all get them and, oh! How they can
hurt, but we've got someone who can help you deal with them.
I'm Dr Chris Van Tulleken,
and I'm going to be showing you how to deal with cuts.
Cuts and grazes are a really common injury,
and for the most part, they're not serious.
In fact, if you're not getting cuts and grazes,
-you're probably not having enough fun.
Most cuts, you can deal with yourself.
But there are some bigger cuts that need a grown-up
and special medical attention.
If you've got a serious cut, what you can do while
you're waiting for a grown-up or medical help
is put pressure on it in order to stop bleeding.
If you've got a small cut, I'll show you how to deal with it. Argh! A cut!
-Luckily, this one's made of strawberry jam.
-Oh, he's a joker!
The first thing to do is to clean the cut under running water.
OK, give it a good clean.
Pat the area dry with a clean towel.
After you've dried it, put on a plaster.
But make sure you're not allergic to them, first.
Don't use antiseptic creams or sprays,
they can interfere with the wound healing.
If it continues to ooze blood,
you can use some tissue to apply pressure to it.
-I feel a bit queasy.
-Alternatively, if you're lucky enough to have a cut
made of strawberry jam like mine is, you can just lick it off.
-He's not going to.... Oh, he has.
So remember, clean your hands and the cut.
Pat it dry, apply a plaster if you're not allergic to them, and if
it continues to bleed, apply more pressure until you can get help.
And that is how to treat a cut.
Right, time for one last dose of epicness,
and this one is for all you budding artists out there.
If you have a pencil and a friend, then you can do this!
Here's CBBC's Ed Petrie to show you how to create
your very own masterpiece.
I'm Ed Petrie off the telly, and I'm going to show you how to turn
someone you know into a cartoon character.
-He got a cat on his T-shirt?
-First, you need a picture of the
person you're drawing, so you can keep checking it all the time,
make sure it looks like them.
I've picked my younger brother John because he's really annoying.
-It's payback time!
-What's with all the cats?
Now, the first thing I always start on is the eyes.
It's like real life, when you meet someone for the first time,
you look in their eyes, you don't look at their hand or their foot.
-That would be a bit weird.
-I look at their hands and feet.
Then you want to find a feature to exaggerate a bit,
so I've picked my brother's nose.
You've picked your brothers nose? Bit disgusting, really.
-I've made it a bit wider than it is in normal life.
-Ah, I see.
When you draw the hair, don't worry about drawing every single
little hair on their head because you'll be there all day.
So I'm just going to give him a big block of hair.
Also, the nice thing about drawing is that you can add things
you can't have in a photograph, so I'm going to put a little
love-heart in because he loves his cat so much.
I'm a dog person, myself.
Once I've got it all drawn out, if I'm doing something big like this,
what I like to do afterwards is thicken the lines.
It makes it look like you've done it with a brush,
-and you're really professional and clever.
-Nice tip, Ed.
So once you've done that, it's time to colour it in.
Ed uses a computer, but you can use a felt tip or anything you like.
Once all that's done, print it out, and ta-da!
-An Ed Petrie masterpiece.
And that is how to turn someone you know into a cartoon character.
A true work of art. Right,
that brings us to the end of 15 minutes of total random epicness.
You should now be able to try this...
And this... Maybe not 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 epicness.
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An amazing line-up of experts demonstrate how to perform a cool card trick, bend the ball like Beckham, herd sheep, treat a cut, race off the starting blocks, draw a cartoon and fly a fighter jet.