Episode 8 How to Be Epic @ Everything


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Episode 8

A group of experts demonstrates how to showjump, do sign language, make ice cream, handle a crab, launch a rocket, treat a burn and become the prime minister.


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Welcome to the world of Epic...

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..the place where you can become a master at everything on the planet.

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No matter what it is, this programme shows you how to do it.

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So, sit back, shut yourself in

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and get ready to become Epic At Everything.

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Welcome to your total random fix of epicness.

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We've got an amazing line-up

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of experts, hotshots and all-round dudes

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with the low-down on how you can do what they can do.

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In just 15 minute, you will know how to -

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sign, "Hi, how are you?"

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Make ice cream, treat a burn,

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handle a crab,

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launch a rocket,

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and this kid shows you how to become prime minister.

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But before that, it's time to take your first step on the golden road

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to Epicville, population - you.

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Fancy jumping over strategically-placed obstacles?

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Whilst riding a horse? Who wouldn't?

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Horses are epic. Their shoes are meant to be lucky

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but the most epic thing about them is the amazing showjump...

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..the sport that saw Team GB win gold in the Olympics.

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So if you fancy a go at it, then please, keep watching.

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Hi, I'm Gemma and this is Dillus,

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and we're going to show you how to jump a fence.

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Meet Gemma Wright, all-round horsey lady but very nifty at showjumping.

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Check this out.

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And this.

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And this.

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Epic!

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Like any sport, horse riding can potentially be dangerous,

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so make sure you take lessons from a qualified instructor

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and that you know the basics before you attempt to jump.

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Follow Gemma's example, don't jump until you're ready. Safety first.

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Boots, helmet, body-protector - let's do this!

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Before you start to jump, you need to make sure

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you and the horse are properly warmed up.

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So we're going to start off with a small cross pole.

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Make sure you aim for the middle and look straight ahead.

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And when you want him to take off, just squeeze with your lower leg.

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Let's have a look at that again. Textbook!

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When you jump the fence, you want to maintain a central leg position.

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You don't want your leg to swing back and kick the horse,

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and you also don't want your body weight to lean and land on his neck.

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And once you've mastered all of that,

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you can move on to bigger and higher fences.

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Right, let's jump.

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Boom!

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Woo-hoo!

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-Horses - they're epic.

-That is how you jump a fence.

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On a horse.

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Right, that's the first stop on the Epic Express done.

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But, fear not, the ride continues. Bored of French lessons at school?

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Then try learning a new way to communicate

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through the medium of sign.

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I'm Matt, and I'm going to tell you how to sign, "Hi, how are you?"

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This guy is a sign-tastic superstar. Watch and learn.

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First, to say, "Hi"

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all you have to do is wave at the person you're signing to.

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-All right, fella?

-To sign, "How are you?"

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you put both your hands flat to your chest

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-and bring them both out with your thumbs up.

-Understood.

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-Put them both together and you've got, "Hi, how are you?"

-Dead easy.

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And that was how to sign, "Hi, how are you?"

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I'm good, Matt. Thanks for asking.

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On we go, and this is going to send the epic-ometer readings subzero.

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Super cool.

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I'm Aaron Craze and I'm going to show you how to make

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your very own ice cream.

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Yes! Making your own ice cream, the coolest of all desserts.

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Literally. But how do you make it?

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OK, for this recipe you're going to need, some ice cream cones...

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-..some vanilla.

-One tablespoon of extract.

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And you need a bit of flavour.

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I'm going to use popcorn. You can use whatever you like.

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So, what we need to do first is get the milk,

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the cream and vanilla essence in a pan and heat it up.

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So let's go.

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Get an adult to help. Do you want a fire in your house? Didn't think so.

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I'm going to warm this up and it needs to come to a boiling point,

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then you need to simmer it down, OK?

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Just so all the flavours come together.

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So, leave that to cool and fill another pan with hot water.

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And now we need to put the egg on top of the boiling water

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and pour in the sugar.

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OK. Now we need to make sabayon. That's what the French call it.

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Basically, it's just fluffy, eggy sugar.

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If you haven't got one of these electrical whisks,

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you can just use a hand whisk.

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It's doubling in size and it's getting light and fluffy.

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And that's exactly what we want.

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Now I can pour everything into the cream.

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In goes the egg and sugar mix.

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Now we're going to put in some popcorn.

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Stir, and put it to the side to cool.

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Now the mix has cooled down,

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all we have to do is put it into a container, freeze it, and voila,

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we have ice cream.

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So, you still need to stir it every hour,

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because when you make an ice cream,

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it needs to move and circulate while it's freezing.

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Remember that - every hour.

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Cup of tea.

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That's one hour gone.

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Stir it again and repeat every hour.

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After three hours...it's ready.

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It might take longer.

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All I have to do now is put it into a cone.

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Dip it in more popcorn for...extra popcorn.

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And that is how you make your own ice cream.

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Your epic tank is only half-full.

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To fill it up, we've got this greatness to come.

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-This guy shows you how to treat one of these...

-Ah! I've got a burn!

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This dude shows you how to handle this fella...

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Keep his legs straight down so he doesn't get too upset.

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-And she tells you how to make this happen...

-Oh!

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But first, do you want to be prime minister?

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This kid will show you how.

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Being the prime minister of the UK is most definitely epic.

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There have been 52 of them since Robert Walpole

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first held the post in 1721.

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Could you handle being in charge of the country?

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Think it would never happen? Well, picture the scene.

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You're on a school trip to the prime minister's house in London,

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Number Ten Downing Street.

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Whilst you're testing the big boss's chair out for size,

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you get a taste for it and decide

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that one day it will be yours for real!

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But how can you actually make that happen? Listen up.

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Hello, I'm John Pienaar,

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and I talk about politics on BBC Radio Five Live.

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And I'm here now to tell you what you have to do

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if you want to be our prime minister.

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John Pienaar knows everything there is to know

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about being prime minister because he's met loads of them.

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What's first then, clever politics man?

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It's going to sound boring, but you have to pay attention in class.

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You've got to do your best to pass your exams because, look,

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after all, no-one wants an ignoramus running the country.

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Understood, big man. I think.

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But after getting those super grades,

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the next step is to become a Member of Parliament,

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or an MP, as they're known.

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How do you get to become one of those?

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Maybe you start working for an MP, making the tea,

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helping them with their papers and all that sort of thing.

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And make them think maybe you'd be a good MP,

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then you've got to persuade them

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to let you stand in an election and get into Parliament.

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Election time!

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It's all about meeting local people, making friends,

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and convincing them that you could do a good job

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in Parliament as their MP.

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Do that, and they'll vote for you. Simple.

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So now you're an MP and you have to show that you're cleverer, sharper,

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brighter than the other MPs.

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So if you can do that well enough,

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maybe your party will look at you and think,

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"We want you to be our leader." And that means you're on your way.

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Become the leader of one of the big political parties

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and you're only one step away from Ten Downing Street.

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But it won't be easy.

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You'll have to beat your rivals in the race to become prime minister.

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You have to win a general election.

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You've got to convince the country

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you're the one they want to run the place,

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and if you can do that, then you are the prime minister.

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-You get the keys to Downing Street.

-Yes! You've done it at the last!

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In your face, other leaders! You run the country.

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Time to start putting those plans into action.

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First up, extending school holidays.

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-And that is how to become prime minister.

-Great advice, John.

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Even greater coat.

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From Number Ten bliss to the epic Dr Chris. Ever had a minor burn?

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They're not pretty, unlike this man.

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I'm Dr Chris and this is how to deal with a skin burn.

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Burns or scalds are really common injuries

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and they can happen in an instant.

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Practically everyone will have one at some point in their lives.

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But do be careful, cos they can be serious.

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Burns happen when your skin comes into contact with something hot.

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They can also happen with chemicals, electricity, the sun, even fiction,

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-as anyone who's ever skidded across the carpet knows.

-Yeah, that hurts.

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If you've got a big or a deep burn,

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you need to get an adult and seek medical attention quickly.

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I'm going to tell you how to treat a mild burn.

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This is when your skin goes red and is very painful. Ah! I've got a burn!

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-Actually, it's lipstick. Cherry flavour.

-Seriously, though?

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Now, the most important thing when you've got a mild burn

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is run it under cold water for at least ten minutes,

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but don't have the tap on full blast.

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You should cool the burn down within 20 minutes of it getting burnt.

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Straight away is best and this will stop the burn getting worse.

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It sometimes helps to remove any clothing or jewellery

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away from the burn.

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Don't put ice or creams or greasy substances like butter on the burn,

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it could make it worse.

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The most important thing, no matter how serious your burn is,

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is to cool it down with cold water then, if you're still worried,

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get an adult or a doctor to give you some more help.

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That's how to treat a burn.

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Thanks, Doctor. So, after that medical epicness,

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there's no need to be angry if you get a burn.

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However, if you're feeling a bit crabby, meet this man.

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He's a heavy-metal marine biologist. Aren't they all?

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Hi, I'm Blowfish, I'm going to show you how to handle a crab.

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Oh, aren't they lovely?

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They have five pairs of legs, including those claws,

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which can sometimes get a bit nippy.

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So if you want to handle one as good as this man, then listen up.

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Firstly, find your crab. Rock pools are a cracking place to look for one.

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And here's one I found earlier. So, how to handle a crab.

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Start by placing your finger flat on the crab's back.

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That's going to stop him from scuttling away.

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Next, with your middle finger and thumb,

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grab the crab at either sides of his shell just behind the claws.

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-But don't touch the claws!

-Then you've got your crab.

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He can't nip you,

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but keep his legs straight down so he doesn't get too upset.

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Then you can have a really good peek at him. You all right, mate?

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He's probably been better.

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-But of course, remember, always put them back.

-Carefully.

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-And that's how you handle a crab.

-Thanks, Blowfish.

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We're over the moon with how class you are with crustaceans.

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Speaking of moons,

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get ready for the launch of our last blast of epicness!

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Rockets are epic. I mean, just look at that.

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Rockets fly up into the air with such force that they pass

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through the atmosphere into outer space.

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If that's not epic, I don't know what is.

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Hi, I'm Fran, and I'm going to show you how to launch a rocket.

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You just need a small pot like these film canisters

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that come from old cameras, or these insides of chocolate eggs,

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-and some fizzy tablets.

-Mmm, vitamin C.

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They're going to be our fuel. And you need some water.

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In real rockets, the fuel is burnt

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and that produces enough gas to give the rocket its push.

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In our rocket, we're going to be producing lots of gas as well,

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but not by burning things.

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We're going to be making gas

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simply by putting these tablets into this water,

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and that should produce enough gas to launch our pot just like a rocket.

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-So let's do this.

-Yes!

-But let's do this safely.

-OK...

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So, you need to take your pot, fill it half full with water.

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We're going to put these tablets into the water

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and it's all going to happen a little bit quick,

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and hopefully, enough gas will be produced to launch them up.

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So, in the tablets go, lid on.

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I'm going to try and pop this on as well. Then we just wait.

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Five, four, three, two, one,

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lift off! That was amazing!

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Let's have a look at it again.

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And again!

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What happened was the tablet was reacting with the water,

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producing lots of gas,

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and enough gas to launch our container up into the ceiling.

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Right, that brings us to the end

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of 15 minutes of total random epicness!

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You should now be able to try this,

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and this, and even that.

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Now, go forth and be Epic At Everything!

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If you want to be really epic, then head on over to the CBBC website

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where you can watch all the videos again and again and again,

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so you can truly master your epicness.

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Epic!

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An amazing line-up of experts demonstrates how to showjump, do sign language, make ice cream, handle a crab, launch a rocket, treat a burn and become the prime minister.