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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, shut 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 minute, you will know how to -
sign, "Hi, how are you?"
Make ice cream, treat a burn,
handle a crab,
launch a rocket,
and this kid shows you how to become prime minister.
But before that, it's time to take your first step on the golden road
to Epicville, population - you.
Fancy jumping over strategically-placed obstacles?
Whilst riding a horse? Who wouldn't?
Horses are epic. Their shoes are meant to be lucky
but the most epic thing about them is the amazing showjump...
..the sport that saw Team GB win gold in the Olympics.
So if you fancy a go at it, then please, keep watching.
Hi, I'm Gemma and this is Dillus,
and we're going to show you how to jump a fence.
Meet Gemma Wright, all-round horsey lady but very nifty at showjumping.
Check this out.
Like any sport, horse riding can potentially be dangerous,
so make sure you take lessons from a qualified instructor
and that you know the basics before you attempt to jump.
Follow Gemma's example, don't jump until you're ready. Safety first.
Boots, helmet, body-protector - let's do this!
Before you start to jump, you need to make sure
you and the horse are properly warmed up.
So we're going to start off with a small cross pole.
Make sure you aim for the middle and look straight ahead.
And when you want him to take off, just squeeze with your lower leg.
Let's have a look at that again. Textbook!
When you jump the fence, you want to maintain a central leg position.
You don't want your leg to swing back and kick the horse,
and you also don't want your body weight to lean and land on his neck.
And once you've mastered all of that,
you can move on to bigger and higher fences.
Right, let's jump.
-Horses - they're epic.
-That is how you jump a fence.
On a horse.
Right, that's the first stop on the Epic Express done.
But, fear not, the ride continues. Bored of French lessons at school?
Then try learning a new way to communicate
through the medium of sign.
I'm Matt, and I'm going to tell you how to sign, "Hi, how are you?"
This guy is a sign-tastic superstar. Watch and learn.
First, to say, "Hi"
all you have to do is wave at the person you're signing to.
-All right, fella?
-To sign, "How are you?"
you put both your hands flat to your chest
-and bring them both out with your thumbs up.
-Put them both together and you've got, "Hi, how are you?"
And that was how to sign, "Hi, how are you?"
I'm good, Matt. Thanks for asking.
On we go, and this is going to send the epic-ometer readings subzero.
I'm Aaron Craze and I'm going to show you how to make
your very own ice cream.
Yes! Making your own ice cream, the coolest of all desserts.
Literally. But how do you make it?
OK, for this recipe you're going to need, some ice cream cones...
-One tablespoon of extract.
And you need a bit of flavour.
I'm going to use popcorn. You can use whatever you like.
So, what we need to do first is get the milk,
the cream and vanilla essence in a pan and heat it up.
So let's go.
Get an adult to help. Do you want a fire in your house? Didn't think so.
I'm going to warm this up and it needs to come to a boiling point,
then you need to simmer it down, OK?
Just so all the flavours come together.
So, leave that to cool and fill another pan with hot water.
And now we need to put the egg on top of the boiling water
and pour in the sugar.
OK. Now we need to make sabayon. That's what the French call it.
Basically, it's just fluffy, eggy sugar.
If you haven't got one of these electrical whisks,
you can just use a hand whisk.
It's doubling in size and it's getting light and fluffy.
And that's exactly what we want.
Now I can pour everything into the cream.
In goes the egg and sugar mix.
Now we're going to put in some popcorn.
Stir, and put it to the side to cool.
Now the mix has cooled down,
all we have to do is put it into a container, freeze it, and voila,
we have ice cream.
So, you still need to stir it every hour,
because when you make an ice cream,
it needs to move and circulate while it's freezing.
Remember that - every hour.
Cup of tea.
That's one hour gone.
Stir it again and repeat every hour.
After three hours...it's ready.
It might take longer.
All I have to do now is put it into a cone.
Dip it in more popcorn for...extra popcorn.
And that is how you make your own ice cream.
Your epic tank is only half-full.
To fill it up, we've got this greatness to come.
-This guy shows you how to treat one of these...
-Ah! I've got a burn!
This dude shows you how to handle this fella...
Keep his legs straight down so he doesn't get too upset.
-And she tells you how to make this happen...
But first, do you want to be prime minister?
This kid will show you how.
Being the prime minister of the UK is most definitely epic.
There have been 52 of them since Robert Walpole
first held the post in 1721.
Could you handle being in charge of the country?
Think it would never happen? Well, picture the scene.
You're on a school trip to the prime minister's house in London,
Number Ten Downing Street.
Whilst you're testing the big boss's chair out for size,
you get a taste for it and decide
that one day it will be yours for real!
But how can you actually make that happen? Listen up.
Hello, I'm John Pienaar,
and I talk about politics on BBC Radio Five Live.
And I'm here now to tell you what you have to do
if you want to be our prime minister.
John Pienaar knows everything there is to know
about being prime minister because he's met loads of them.
What's first then, clever politics man?
It's going to sound boring, but you have to pay attention in class.
You've got to do your best to pass your exams because, look,
after all, no-one wants an ignoramus running the country.
Understood, big man. I think.
But after getting those super grades,
the next step is to become a Member of Parliament,
or an MP, as they're known.
How do you get to become one of those?
Maybe you start working for an MP, making the tea,
helping them with their papers and all that sort of thing.
And make them think maybe you'd be a good MP,
then you've got to persuade them
to let you stand in an election and get into Parliament.
It's all about meeting local people, making friends,
and convincing them that you could do a good job
in Parliament as their MP.
Do that, and they'll vote for you. Simple.
So now you're an MP and you have to show that you're cleverer, sharper,
brighter than the other MPs.
So if you can do that well enough,
maybe your party will look at you and think,
"We want you to be our leader." And that means you're on your way.
Become the leader of one of the big political parties
and you're only one step away from Ten Downing Street.
But it won't be easy.
You'll have to beat your rivals in the race to become prime minister.
You have to win a general election.
You've got to convince the country
you're the one they want to run the place,
and if you can do that, then you are the prime minister.
-You get the keys to Downing Street.
-Yes! You've done it at the last!
In your face, other leaders! You run the country.
Time to start putting those plans into action.
First up, extending school holidays.
-And that is how to become prime minister.
-Great advice, John.
Even greater coat.
From Number Ten bliss to the epic Dr Chris. Ever had a minor burn?
They're not pretty, unlike this man.
I'm Dr Chris and this is how to deal with a skin burn.
Burns or scalds are really common injuries
and they can happen in an instant.
Practically everyone will have one at some point in their lives.
But do be careful, cos they can be serious.
Burns happen when your skin comes into contact with something hot.
They can also happen with chemicals, electricity, the sun, even fiction,
-as anyone who's ever skidded across the carpet knows.
-Yeah, that hurts.
If you've got a big or a deep burn,
you need to get an adult and seek medical attention quickly.
I'm going to tell you how to treat a mild burn.
This is when your skin goes red and is very painful. Ah! I've got a burn!
-Actually, it's lipstick. Cherry flavour.
Now, the most important thing when you've got a mild burn
is run it under cold water for at least ten minutes,
but don't have the tap on full blast.
You should cool the burn down within 20 minutes of it getting burnt.
Straight away is best and this will stop the burn getting worse.
It sometimes helps to remove any clothing or jewellery
away from the burn.
Don't put ice or creams or greasy substances like butter on the burn,
it could make it worse.
The most important thing, no matter how serious your burn is,
is to cool it down with cold water then, if you're still worried,
get an adult or a doctor to give you some more help.
That's how to treat a burn.
Thanks, Doctor. So, after that medical epicness,
there's no need to be angry if you get a burn.
However, if you're feeling a bit crabby, meet this man.
He's a heavy-metal marine biologist. Aren't they all?
Hi, I'm Blowfish, I'm going to show you how to handle a crab.
Oh, aren't they lovely?
They have five pairs of legs, including those claws,
which can sometimes get a bit nippy.
So if you want to handle one as good as this man, then listen up.
Firstly, find your crab. Rock pools are a cracking place to look for one.
And here's one I found earlier. So, how to handle a crab.
Start by placing your finger flat on the crab's back.
That's going to stop him from scuttling away.
Next, with your middle finger and thumb,
grab the crab at either sides of his shell just behind the claws.
-But don't touch the claws!
-Then you've got your crab.
He can't nip you,
but keep his legs straight down so he doesn't get too upset.
Then you can have a really good peek at him. You all right, mate?
He's probably been better.
-But of course, remember, always put them back.
-And that's how you handle a crab.
We're over the moon with how class you are with crustaceans.
Speaking of moons,
get ready for the launch of our last blast of epicness!
Rockets are epic. I mean, just look at that.
Rockets fly up into the air with such force that they pass
through the atmosphere into outer space.
If that's not epic, I don't know what is.
Hi, I'm Fran, and I'm going to show you how to launch a rocket.
You just need a small pot like these film canisters
that come from old cameras, or these insides of chocolate eggs,
-and some fizzy tablets.
-Mmm, vitamin C.
They're going to be our fuel. And you need some water.
In real rockets, the fuel is burnt
and that produces enough gas to give the rocket its push.
In our rocket, we're going to be producing lots of gas as well,
but not by burning things.
We're going to be making gas
simply by putting these tablets into this water,
and that should produce enough gas to launch our pot just like a rocket.
-So let's do this.
-But let's do this safely.
So, you need to take your pot, fill it half full with water.
We're going to put these tablets into the water
and it's all going to happen a little bit quick,
and hopefully, enough gas will be produced to launch them up.
So, in the tablets go, lid on.
I'm going to try and pop this on as well. Then we just wait.
Five, four, three, two, one,
lift off! That was amazing!
Let's have a look at it again.
What happened was the tablet was reacting with the water,
producing lots of gas,
and enough gas to launch our container up into the ceiling.
Right, that brings us to the end
of 15 minutes of total random epicness!
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 epicness.
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