An amazing line-up of experts demonstrate how to freestyle ski, jump like a cheerleader, draw a comic, get rid of a spider, dance bhangra and survive a lightning storm.
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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 [email protected]!
Welcome to your total random fix of epicness.
We've got an amazing line-up of experts, hotshots
and all-round dudes with the lowdown on how you can do what they can do.
In just 15 minutes, you will know how to...
do a cheerleading move...
make some dancing goo...
draw a comic...
get rid of a spider,
and this kid shows you how to survive a lightning storm.
But before all that we've got to check in
for our first appointment of epicness.
What do you get if you mix snow and planks of wood? This!
Freestyle skiing - the most epic winter sport going.
It includes jumps, spins...
and...whatever that is.
But how do you become a freestyle skier, I hear you ask.
To show you how, we've got this dude.
Hello. I'm James Woods, or Woodsy,
and I'm going to show you how to freestyle ski like a pro.
Woodsy has opted for both long and short hair. I like it.
The first thing you've got to do is learn how to ski.
There, I've learnt it.
Obviously learning to ski takes a little bit longer.
Next, you've got to get used to being in the air.
And that's a small jump and we call it a pop.
The more you practise, the easier and smoother your tricks will look.
Next is the rails, and again we're going to start basic
and work our way up.
The key here is to keep nice equal weight on both skis.
If you can't get yourself to a slope every day, skateboarding
and rollerblading really helps.
Once you've done that and mastered your fear, in a couple of years
you'll be a freeskier and you'll be able to do tricks like this.
Whoa, whoa, hold on, Woodsy, with long and short hair. A few years?!
I haven't got that sort of time!
But if you do, then you just need to learn to ski,
do some small jumps, medium jumps, huge jumps,
practise it for a few years, and you'll be able to do this.
And that is how to freestyle ski like a pro.
OK, that's our first taste of epicness over and done with,
and if that's got you hungry for more,
then get those leg muscles at the ready
because we've got a cheerleader to show you a supercool stunt.
Hi, I'm Luke. I'm going to show you a cheerleading jump - the toe touch.
Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four.
Five, six, seven, eight.
First, bend your knees and clasp your arms in front of you like this.
-Next you're going to push your arms up.
-And straighten your knees.
Finally you're going to slice your arms down into a T,
explode through your legs, jumping, landing on the balls of your feet.
So that's arms out, legs up, jump and land. Easy.
Put those steps together and it should look something like this.
Five, six, seven, eight, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
And that's how to do a cheerleading toe touch.
Cheers to you, Lukey, my mate. You wonderful cheerleader.
Now for something totally different.
If you have a pen and paper then you can do this next epic little tip.
I'm Ed Petrie and I'm going to show you how to draw your own comic strip.
Why? Because I can.
So the first thing you need to do
if you're going to draw your own comic strip is have an idea
about what the comic strip is going to be about.
Nobody wants to read a comic about a man going to the shops.
It'd be rubbish. So I've come up with an idea for a guy called Gary Rotter.
He's the world's worst wizard.
Now I need a story, so I was thinking he's rubbish wizard
and he hasn't done his homework so he gets turned into a frog.
But finds out he quite likes being a frog
because it means he can catch flies with his tongue.
The next thing to do is block it out.
Don't worry too much about the drawing or anything.
You just want to get the story down.
-I've worked out I need five panels for this.
That's the squares that you draw the cartoon in.
It looks a bit weird when I draw it out on the page.
It's not symmetrical. So I'm going to do a title panel as well and have six
and it will look nice and neat.
So the next thing you're going to do is try
and do a pretty good drawing in pencil.
This may take you some time.
That probably seemed really quick to you. It took hours.
Anyway, there you go. My finished pencil drawing.
-I'm happy with my drawing.
-Now the scary bit. The ink.
Now you can use any pen you like to do this, whatever suits you.
I've found over the years that I quite like using a nib pen.
Again, this may take some time.
Whoa, what are you doing, Ed? Don't rub it out, we haven't seen it yet.
-Now I've rubbed all the pencil off.
Finally, to colour it in, I like to use watercolours.
I can be nice and messy with them.
Again, this may take you some time
so whilst Ed does that I'll remind you how to make your own comic.
Get an idea. Draw it in the panels in pencil. Go over it in pen.
Add a splash of colour and voila.
-And that is how you design your own comic strip.
-Nice one, Ed.
Hey, if you think that's randomly epic
then wait until you see what's still to come.
This girl will tell you how to make some goo dance.
This dude will show you how to bhangra dance.
And this guy takes pest control to a whole new level.
But first, there's one in a million chance of it happening.
But if you're still worried about getting struck by one
of the most epic forces of nature, then this kid can help.
It strikes Planet Earth over eight million times a day
and can generate heat five times hotter than the surface of the sun.
We're talking lightning.
So if you happen to find yourself in the same place that it strikes,
best be prepared. Picture the scene.
It's a glorious day and you've taken your dog out for some walkies.
Suddenly, the weather takes a turn for the worse.
So you and your pooch run around looking for shelter. Before you
know it you're both dodging killer electric thunderbolts from the sky.
It sounds like hard work. Don't let it happen to you.
Luckily for you,
we've got a survival expert who can help you avoid it.
Hi, I'm Paul 'Chalky' White
-and I'm going to tell you how to survive a lightning storm.
Chalky's first tip is simple.
Follow his system of counting to work out
how near the lightning is to you.
When you see the lightning, you've got to start counting.
When you hear the thunder, stop.
If the time delay between seeing the lightning
and hearing the thunder is less than 30 seconds,
that's the point you need to seek yourself good shelter.
If your count is under 30 seconds, that means the lightning
is less than six miles away.
So at this point it's time to take cover.
But it shouldn't just be anywhere. Right, Chalky?
If you're in open ground you need to stay away from pylons,
metal fences and water.
Metal and water both conduct electricity
so they're definitely out. There's also another big no-no.
Whatever you do, don't take shelter under tall trees.
The lightning will strike the tree
and the sap is instantaneously vaporised, so the tree can explode.
An exploding tree? Definitely not a good place to be stood.
So where should we head when lightning strikes?
The safest place to go is into a building.
Once in the building, be sure the TV's turned off
and stay away from the electrical sockets in that building.
So there you go. Head indoors and don't watch TV.
That might sound a bit boring.
Still, it's much better than being hit by lightning.
And that's how you survive a lightning storm.
Thanks for that, Chalky. I feel safer already.
OK, let the journey of epicness continue. Do you like science,
goo and dancing? I do. So does this girl. I'm very intrigued.
Hi, I'm Fran Scott and I'm going to show you how to make some super-goo
and a gooey dancing monster.
Fran is a cool science demonstrator.
And she knows it all when it comes to dancing goo.
-All you need is some cornflour, some water and a speaker.
-I knew that.
So take one big spoon of water.
And take about a spoon and a half full of cornflour.
OK, with you so far, science lady.
And then just mix it all up.
Now there will come a point where the substance starts
acting rather strange and it acts like a solid and a liquid.
-At this point, it's a non-Newtonian fluid.
-A non-Newtonian what-what?
A non-Newtonian fluid is a substance that can act like a solid
AND a liquid, depending on what you do to it.
With this one it changes from being a liquid to a solid
when we apply some force.
So I should be able to get a nice handful of this goo,
squash it together with force,
but if I stop applying force...
then it turns back into a liquid.
-Yuck. That is pretty freaky, Fran.
But didn't you promise us a dancing goo monster?
Let's see how cool this goo can be by turning it into a dancing monster.
Before we do this,
let's cover our speaker in clingfilm to make sure we don't damage it.
Remember, always ask your parent's permission
before you trash the stereo.
Now all we need to do is put some of our goo mixture on the speaker
and play some music.
Turn that music up, Fran.
DANCE MUSIC PLAYS
Whoa! What's happening there?
The vibrations from the speaker are making the goo move up and down
and form those ridiculous shapes
as it switches between being a solid and a liquid.
I'd never have guessed it. Goo loves a bit of dubstep.
-And that is our dancing monster.
From one kind of monster to another but this one has eight legs
and freaks out a lot of people, including me.
So if you want to be an epic superhero
when one comes crawling your way, pay close attention.
We have a heavy-metal loving marine biologist to show you how.
-Hi, I'm Blowfish, expert biologist.
-A bit cocky.
I'm going to teach you how to get rid of a spider.
First, you'll need a glass or container big enough to cover
-Spider? That's obese! I'm not touching it.
Hopefully, you won't have to deal with a spider this big.
This is actually a Chilean rose tarantula.
Get a piece of card big enough to slide underneath the spider.
Or just leg it instead. I mean, look at the size of it!
Now be really careful when you're sliding the card under.
-You don't want to hurt the spider.
-Blowfish, you're so brave.
You're my hero.
Finally, keeping pressure on the container and the card,
pick up the spider, take him outside and release him back into the wild.
Or ask your parents to do it for you.
And that is how you get rid of a spider.
OK, time for one last dose of epicness.
But don't be sad, because we're about to enter
the colourful world of bhangra.
BHANGRA MUSIC PLAYS
Bhangra is one of the biggest forms of dancing in the world.
It's so big it's even been danced by music royalty Nicole Scherzinger.
# No, there is nothin' that can stop us... #
Don't you want to learn how to do it? Of course you do.
And we've got a top bhangra teacher to show you how.
Hi, I'm Dev, and I'm going to show you how to bhangra dance.
Get to it, Dev, you cheeky bhangra wizard.
Firstly I'd like you to get a good bhangra tune.
MUSIC: "Mundian To Bach Ke" by Panjabi MC
Panjabi MC, classic.
The first step I'm going to show you is called How To Change A Light Bulb.
Put your right hand in the air and change a light bulb.
Bend the knees and give yourself a bounce.
Then repeat that move with the other hand.
The second move we're going to do is called the Aeroplane.
Put your hands in the air, bend those knees
but this time you're going to imagine you're on an aeroplane and you're
squeezing the luggage into the overhead compartment like this.
Right, the third step is called the Butterfly.
Now, we're going to put our left hand in the air
and you'll be kicking out just like this.
The fourth and final move is called the bhangra bounce.
Put your hands in the air and let's bounce.
Let's leave Dev bouncing and I'll remind you of the moves.
One, change a light bulb whilst bouncing.
Two, put your luggage in the overhead compartment.
Three, do the butterfly.
Four, do the bhangra bounce. Epic!
-That's how you bhangra dance.
-Thanks, Dev. Give yourself a bounce.
Right, that brings us to the end of
15 minutes of total random epicness.
You should now be able to try 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 epicness.
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An amazing line-up of experts demonstrate how to freestyle ski, jump like a cheerleader, draw a comic, make a dancing goo monster, get rid of a spider, dance bhangra and survive a lightning storm.