Experts demonstrate how to bowl a strike every time and bake a cake that looks just like a dragon. You'll also find out how to spin a card on your finger.
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Get ready to become epic at everything!
Welcome to your total random fix of epicness.
We've got an amazing line-up of experts,
hot shots 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 bowl a strike every time,
be cool with cards, customise a T-shirt, tie a nifty knot,
make an epic cake and this kid shows you how to become an astronaut.
But first, tray tables away and get ready for take-off on Epic Airways.
Our destination is epic skipping skills.
Want to take your jump rope routines to the next level?
Well, you're about to find out how to do just that.
Hi, I'm Rachael, and I'm going to show you
how to do an epic skipping trick called the leg wrap.
That's epic! But it looks tricky.
-So how is it done?
-Start off in a hold position with your rope
Jump over the rope with your right leg sticking out
and your right arm underneath your leg like this.
Uh-huh. Simple so far.
Hold this position and jump again
and the rope will wrap around your leg.
Ah, leg wrap!
Now bring your right leg across your body to unwrap the rope,
swinging your left arm into a cross position,
switching your legs over at the same time
for the rope to come over your head and out again like this.
That's blown my mind.
I need to see it again.
OK - wrap,
swing to the front.
Ah, I'm starting to get the hang of it.
It's easy when you know how.
And that's how you do the leg wrap.
That was epic. Thanks, Rachael.
Once you've untangled yourself from your skipping rope,
go dig out a deck of cards because it's time to learn a slick spin.
Hi, I'm Magical Bones and I'm going to teach you
how to impress all your mates with a really cool card skill.
Whoo! Silky smooth, Mr Bones.
So here's what happens.
The card is going to be placed in between your middle finger and thumb
and, using your right forefinger,
you're going to spin the card and try and to keep it balanced
on your middle finger.
Now, this is going to take a little bit of practice,
so here's a quick tip.
If you lick your finger and place it on the card, when you spin it,
it helps it stick a little bit better.
Hmm, sticky spitty.
And that's how to impress your mates with an epic card skill.
So you're slick at spinning cards, but are you as brilliant at bowling?
If not, that's about to change.
Hi, I'm Hayley, and I'm going to show you
how to bowl a strike every time.
Strike! How's it done, Hayley?
First, you need to pick the perfect bowling ball for you.
I'll need the lightest you've got.
Pick up a ball with both hands and feel if the weight is comfortable.
The higher the number, the heavier the ball.
I probs need about a four.
You should be able to hold the ball down by the side of you
and swing it with ease.
Got my watermelon ball. How do we bowl?
Here's an important tip for you -
do NOT aim at the pins.
The pins are 18 metres down the lane,
so it's hard to accurately aim at.
There are seven arrows four metres down the lane.
Aim to bowl the ball
between the second and the third arrow from the edge.
OK, don't aim at the pins,
aim at the second and third arrows from the edge, got it.
Where do we throw the ball from?
It's good to start with a four-step approach.
Stand in front of the foul line with the pins behind you
and take four slightly-larger-than-normal steps,
and add a half step in for a slide.
And I want to slide, Hayley.
If you bowl with your right hand, start on your right foot.
Push your weight on the first step,
swing the ball back and release on the fourth step.
So I push away on the first step,
swing the ball back and release on the fourth step.
And that's how to be epic at bowling.
She surely can't get another strike.
Yes, she can! Thanks, Hayley.
You've BOWLED me over.
The Epic Express is nearly halfway there,
but there's still a lot left to come.
You'll learn how to make that,
and tie that.
Before all that, fancy nipping to the International Space Station?
Well, this kid's going to show you how.
Being an astronaut is about as epic of a job as you can possibly have,
but only a few hundred people have ever gone to space.
So how do you get to go into the great unknown
and visit the International Space Station?
Well, we've got the factalicious Joe Tracini to tell you how to go from
being an earthbound bore to interstellar superstar.
First things first, before you even think
about training to become an astronaut,
you need to pass school, college and university,
preferably taking engineering, science and medicine as subjects.
Tick, tick and tick.
Then, if you're lucky enough,
you get enrolled in the space programme.
It can take up to two years of intense training
until you're a qualified astronaut.
It's here where you'll meet your competition.
Eyes on the prize, everyone.
You'll need to take survival classes,
science lessons and also learn languages.
International Space Station astronauts
are required to speak English and Russian.
You'll also need to train for the physical demands
of being on the space station.
Living in microgravity is not easy, so to train astronauts,
they have to take a flight on what's called the Vomit Comet.
Maybe you should skip lunch before that.
The next thing you have to train for is spacewalking.
Astronauts can spend up to six hours submerged in water,
wearing a bulky suit to help simulate a spacewalk.
Not all astronauts get to go up to space,
but, if and when the big day does come,
you'll have to get to Kazakhstan,
cos that's where you'll be taking off from.
I love Kazakhstan!
To get to the International Space Station,
you have to reach speeds of up to 17,500 mph.
That's 116 times faster than the fastest roller-coaster in the world.
On the station, it gets really interesting
when you go to the toilet, because you actually have to strap yourself
onto the toilet and the waste gets sucked out like a vacuum cleaner.
OK. Best be careful, then.
And that's how you get into space.
See you later, Joe.
Right, we're heading back down to Earth,
and have you still got that skipping rope knocking about?
Good, because we're about to show you how to tie a knot in it.
Hi, I'm Alexandra and I'm going to show you how to tie an epic knot.
-No, you're KNOT!
-Yes, I am.
It's called the bowline.
Cool, so how do you tie it?
There's a rhyme which will help you to remember how to tie this knot.
There is a bunny, comes out of the hole,
goes around the tree and goes back into the hole.
It's as easy as that.
The rabbit does what now?
Let me break it down for you.
The end of the rope is the bunny.
Make a small loop and that's the hole.
The bunny goes up through the hole...
..then goes around the tree -
and that's the tree...
..and then goes back down into the hole.
Oh, that's not rocket science at all.
Give the bunny a hard pull to tighten the knot.
Let's see that again. Call the end of your rope a bunny.
Make a loop and pass the end through it.
Next, bring the short end around the back of the long end
and pass it back down and through loop again.
Voila, you've got a bowline.
You can loosen it really easily and untie it when you're done.
Ah, just give the knot a pull and it's untied.
-And that's how you tie an epic knot.
Thank you, Alexandra.
Next, could your wardrobe be just that bit more epic?
Well, you're about to find out how to customise your clothes.
Hi, I'm Jamie Jo, and I'm going to teach you a life skill
that turns your plain old T-shirt
into an epically cool T-shirt.
Hey, how do I do that?
To customise your T-shirt, you're going to need a plain T-shirt,
some coloured or patterned fabric, a needle and thread or fabric glue,
plain paper, a marker pen and a pair of scissors.
Got my T-shirt ready. Let's do this.
We're going to fold out our fabric onto our table,
then we're going to cut a 5cm strip down the long side of the fabric.
You're going to need two of these strips.
Got my strips. What's next?
Using our sheet of paper,
we're going to cut a pocket shape out
and place that over our fabric to cut around.
Nice tip, Jamie Jo.
We're going to take our patterned pocket,
place it on top of the light blue,
leaving a little bit poking out at the top and then cut it out.
More cutting? When can I get sewing?
Once your fabric is all cut out,
we're going to lay out our T-shirt and get sewing.
Taking a strip of our fabric, we're going to fold this in half
and line it up with the edge of one of our sleeves.
Tie a knot on the end of your thread and start sewing
from the inside of the sleeve so the knot doesn't show through.
If your sewing skills aren't great, get an adult to help.
When you've gone all the way around,
we're going to cut off the excess fabric and sew the ends together.
This can be fiddly, so be careful with that needle.
And tie off the end of your thread like this.
That's all tied up.
And we're going to do exactly the same thing to the other sleeve.
Looking good, Jamie.
What about the pocket?
You're going to sew on your pocket
and you can place this on the left or the right side.
I'm placing mine on my left because that's where my heart is.
Place the patterned fabric on top and sew them on together.
Careful not to sew the front and the back of the shirt together.
So, basically, I've taken my nan's old curtains and an old T-shirt
and I've got a new wardrobe. Epic!
And that's how to customise a T-shirt.
Thank you, Jamie Jo.
We've nearly finished our seven-course feast of epicness,
but there's still time for dessert.
And it's a seriously epic cake.
What's more epic than a dragon?
A dragon cake!
That's right, that there dragon is a real live cake.
Hi, I'm Molly, and I'm going to show you how to make an epic dragon cake.
Got my two sponge cakes ready.
First, I'm going to carve out the body and the neck of the dragon
using a cake knife.
You might need an adult's help for this bit.
So I've made a rough sort of triangular shape for the neck
and this big hump here is going to be the back
and then it's going to go down into the tail.
I'm just taking all the straight edges off,
just to make sure your dragon is nice and round.
Mmm, cake bits!
I'll eat them later.
Now it's time to cover the entire cake in buttercream.
Now you're talking! Smooth it on, Molly.
This step is called a crumb coat and this gets your cake nice and smooth
and ready for the icing to go on top.
I'm going to use 5kg of sugar paste.
You want it to be the same length as your cake.
Start from the back and just lay it all the way.
Next, we're going to use the excess sugar paste that we've cut off
round the edge and make a tail.
You want it to be really thick at one end
and nice and thin at the other - a bit like a carrot, really.
Take some edible glue or you can use water, stick your tail onto there.
now it's time to mould the sugar paste head.
And then the legs.
I'm going to use this shaping tool now
to get the finer detail, but you can use anything like a cocktail stick
or even a chopstick.
Er, what about my hockey stick?
So, for the final bit of moulding,
I'm going to put the spines down his back.
I'm going to put a little bit more detail now on the head.
And I've got some red sugar paste.
Taking shape nicely.
The next step, I'm going to grab some different-sized drinking straws
and that's just going to give a scaly pattern.
To paint my dragon, I have an airbrush machine
with special food colouring for cake decorating,
but you can use a brush as well to do this.
Layer up your yellow, orange, red, some shading and then some stones.
No dragon would be complete without breathing fire.
I'm going to do that with some red, orange and yellow sugar paste.
That looks epic!
And that's how to make an epic dragon cake.
You're on fire, Molly.
Can I have a slice, please?
Right, that brings us to the end of 15 minutes
of total random epicness.
You should now be able to do this...
..and even that.
Now go forth and be epic at everything!
This show will teach you how to bowl a strike every time and bake a cake that looks just like a dragon. You'll also find out how to spin a card on your finger, do a leg-wrap skip, get into space, tie a knot and customize a T-shirt.