An amazing line-up of experts demonstrate how to moonwalk, cure bad breath, play bagpipes, avoid being scammed and survive coming face to face with a shark.
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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 lowdown on how you can do what they can do.
In just 15 minutes, you will know how to...do a skateboard trick,
play bagpipes, camouflage yourself,
avoid being scammed,
get rid of bad breath and this kid shows you how to survive
coming face-to-face with a shark.
Before all that, it's time for the first stop on your journey
towards becoming epic - have you ever wanted to do the moonwalk?
Lucky for you, we've got this guy to help.
Yo, wassup? It's me, Turbo.
I'm a street dancer and I'm going to show you the moonwalk.
Get ready, people - it's the legendary moonwalk,
the dancefloor classic beloved of Michael Jackson...
and even them.
The moonwalk, originally known as the backslide, is one of the most
iconic street dance moves. You have to know it!
Er, that's why YOU'RE here.
First off, start with your balance central and your knees slightly bent.
# Knees bent, arms stretched, rah rah rah! # Is that street?
Bend your right knee, putting all the pressure
and weight onto your right leg.
As you bring your right foot down you will slide your left foot back.
-We're with you so far.
-Then you switch to the other side.
Bend your left knee, putting the weight
and pressure on your left foot.
As you bring your heel down onto your left foot,
-you slide your right foot back at the same time.
Then keep switching from right to left, and left to right,
and with a bit of practice, you'll have it down just like this.
Look at Turbo go! This guy is owning that deserted skate park!
-And THAT is how you do the moonwalk.
-Good skills! Bad hat. Thanks, Turbo!
Epic hit number one is over,
but there's much more random epicness on its way.
Next, do you have bad breath? Nope, me neither.
But let's say we know someone who does - this will help them out...
You... I mean, THEY, are in luck,
because we have Dr Chris Van Tulleken
from Operation Ouch to keep your breath minty fresh.
-I'm Dr Chris and I'm going to tell you how to avoid bad breath.
Oh, not nice!
Bad breath, or halitosis, to use its medical name,
is usually caused by bacteria build-up in the mouth,
-so it's essential you keep your mouth clean.
The first thing you need to do is brush your teeth twice a day.
Use small, circular motions on every tooth and don't brush too hard -
You might want to use toothpaste and water too.
Also, brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth.
Watch what you eat.
Some sugary foods can help bacteria multiply in your mouth.
Other foods can make your breath smell of that food,
-like curry or garlic.
-Mm, curry garlic breath!
Make sure you drink plenty of water - dry mouths smell bad.
And water is good for you, too. Bonus! Er, what are you doing?
Floss every day to get those funny, smelly bits of food
out from between your teeth. Eurgh!
If you're talking to someone you've got a crush on,
chewing gum is a must, but don't do it all the time, it's not that cool.
-If you've tried all this and you STILL think you've got
bad breath, you need to go to the dentist.
-You should be doing that at least once a year anyway.
So, if you want to avoid bad breath, brush twice a day using small,
Cut down on smelly, sugary foods, floss those pegs
and occasionally chew gum to please your crush. Nice!
And THAT was how to avoid bad breath.
Thank you, Dr Chris. My stinky breath days are gone.
So, on we go for some more epicocity.
From bad breath to playing the bagpipes - the most epic
Scottish instrument there is.
But how do you play them?
Well, who better to answer that question than super-fun
bagpipe band Drums'N'Roses?
And one of them is going to tell you how to play them. Nice kilt!
Hi, I'm Craig and I'm from Drums'N'Roses. I'll show you
how to play the bagpipes.
Bagpipes are a very difficult instrument to play.
You have to do four different things at one time.
Master that, and you can get everyone up to dance.
First, you need to get used to holding the bagpipe.
This is the bag and it goes under your left arm.
These pipes, called drones, should always be over your shoulder.
This is a chanter.
You have your left hand to the top
and your right at the bottom to cover the holes,
very like a recorder and it's what makes the sound of the bagpipes.
This is the mouthpiece.
This is where you blow into to get the bag inflated.
You move your elbow in and out to keep the air within the bag
circulating, then you're ready to play.
Start off with something very simple, move your fingers up
and down the chanter, and it should sound something like this.
Oh, wait for it.
I don't quite recognise that one, anything else?
-Then when you become really good, you can play Lady Gaga.
HE HUMS ALONG TO PIPES
# Caught in a bad romance. # Oh, I do love Lady Gaga.
I tell you what, he's good.
To play the bagpipes, make sure you've got the pipes
or drones over your left or right shoulder
depending on what hand you write with.
Inflate the bag, circulate the air with your elbow
and play notes on the chanter which is like playing the recorder.
Nice and easy.
Once you've mastered the instrument,
get your mates together and do this.
-That's how you play the bagpipes.
-Are you feeling epic yet?
Well, we're not even halfway to full epicness.
There's still all this to come.
This girl shows you how to do this cool skate trick.
And that is how you do a pop shove.
This guy tells you how to avoid being scammed.
Think twice, and be streetwise.
And we show you how to totally camouflage yourself.
I look like a bog monster.
It's very simple, but effective.
First, if you're worried about coming face-to-face with a shark,
then listen up, because this kid is about to do battle
with one seriously bad fish.
Sharks are most definitely epic.
With around 400 different species of them
swimming through the world's oceans, these bad boys rule the waves.
And probably best avoided if you're human.
But just say you came face-to-face with one of these finely-tuned
killing machines... It's unlikely, but picture the scene.
You're playing in the sea in sunny Skegness,
you throw the ball to your mate, but they don't catch it.
A big, angry shark does instead
and he doesn't look like the playing catch type.
It's suddenly shark versus kid. What do you do?
Well, we know someone who can help.
Hi, guys. I'm the Blowfish.
The heavy metal marine biologist.
-I'm going to tell you how to survive a shark attack.
-Check it out.
He's even got hair like a shark. Give us the low-down, Blowfish.
Firstly, never swim at dawn or dusk.
This is rush-hour for the oceans
and this is when sharks are most likely to be out hunting.
Yep, got that, Blowfish. What else should we know?
Really important, if you're out swimming in deeper water, do not pee.
It's like an alarm call for sharks
and they will be able to track you down.
Did he just say pee? Wait, he said don't pee.
Repeat, do not pee!
The vast majority of shark attacks occur from below and behind,
so if you can look the shark in the eyes,
you minimise your chances of being attacked.
Swim back to shore using long, powerful strokes.
Breaststroke is best.
And try to always keep your eyes on the shark, this will let
the shark know that you're strong and healthy and not worth attacking.
OK, we've got that, Blowfish, but let's just say the shark still
looks like he wants to take a bite out of us.
In the unlikely event that the shark continues to investigate you,
punch it in the eyes, gills or nose.
These are very sensitive areas.
It won't hurt the shark, but it will give it something
to think about and it will leave you alone.
Ah, the classic. If in doubt, punch that shark in the face.
Obvious from the start, really, wasn't it?
And that is how you survive a shark attack.
Now for something completely different.
If you want to freak out your friends, or just win
a game of hide and seek in the most epic way possible, then listen up.
Hi, I'm Paul 'Chalky' White,
and I'm going to show you how to camouflage yourself.
Camouflage is a skill you can use to blend
yourself into the surroundings so nobody can see you.
So, the first thing I need to do
is make sure I'm wearing the correct clothing.
You notice the clothing I'm wearing.
This is the closing that soldiers would wear,
because already, without even applying camouflage, I'm starting
to blend in with the background and that's what I'm trying to achieve.
-Very simple, but effective.
-Let's do this!
So, what I need to do first of all, is camouflage my skin.
And for this I'm going to use camouflage cream.
Available in all good fancy dress shops.
First thing I'm going to do is my hands.
So, I'm going to go for a nice dark
and a light colour
and I'm just going to work it into my hands.
I'm going to go in-between the fingers
-and down the fingers, as well.
Who needs fancy make up and creams when you've got this stuff?
Then, using a mirror, we're going to apply it to our face.
Don't forget your ears!
Hands and face covered, what could possibly be next? Hats!
We need to break down that outline,
and what we're looking for is something on our head to
come down over our shoulders to hide that shape.
So put on top.
A bit of natural foliage. Let's do that.
All we simply do, tuck in the greenery.
Put it all together and you've got...
What on earth is that? Oh, it's Chalky.
And that's how you camouflage yourself.
No kidding. Thanks, Chalky.
OK, here's an epic tip for you all.
Want to avoid massive phone bills and ringtone scams?
Then you're in the right place.
Hi, I'm Ricky, and here's how to avoid being scammed.
Sorry, just got a text message.
If you receive a text message from a number you don't recognise
offering you a free ringtone, then think twice and be streetwise.
The first ringtone may be free, but the ones after it might cost you
quite a bit and that might become pretty pricey.
If this happens to you, find out how to stop it.
You can usually work out who's sending you the number by searching
online and you can usually end it by
texting the word "Stop" to the number.
And that's how you can avoid being scammed.
Sage words, Ricky. Noted.
Oh, just got a message offering me a free ringtone. Result!
Right, time for one last dose of epicness and it's a cool one.
Here's how to do an amazing skateboard trick
to impress your mates.
Hi, I'm Georgie Winter
and I'm going to teach you how to Pop Shove on a skateboard.
Meet Georgie Winter.
She's ranked in the top five female skateboarders in the UK.
She's even been in an all-girl skating film.
So, if anyone knows how to Pop Shove, it's her.
First of all, get your feet in position.
Front foot in the middle of the board, with your toes angled
slightly towards the top and your back foot on the tail.
OK, that's our feet position sorted. But what now?
Crouch down and jump up. You need to scoop the board behind you.
You do this by pushing down and back on the board.
So, you've jumped on it and made it spin. But how do we land it?
Keep an eye on the grip tape and once the board has spun 180 degrees,
get your feet back on it.
So, to do a Pop Shove, you have to have one foot on the back
of the board and one in the middle,
which is angled slightly forwards.
Crouch down and as you jump, push down and back
on the tail of the board, then watch
it spin 180 degrees below you.
Keep your eye on it, and then land
both of your feet back on the board.
Pop Shove it.
And that is how you do a Pop Shove.
Thanks, Georgie! Right, that's it.
You just enjoyed 15 minutes of total random epicness.
You should now be able to do this...
You have to know it.
You can play Lady Gaga.
-And even that...
-Dry mouths smell bad.
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
so you can truly master your epicness.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
An amazing line-up of experts demonstrate how to moonwalk, cure bad breath, play bagpipes, avoid being scammed, do a skateboard trick, camouflage yourself and survive coming face to face with a shark.