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Jive and Plane Stunts

Experts demonstrate how to juggle, live like royalty, play the bass guitar, ice skate, make a speaker for your phone, and more.


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Get ready to become epic at everything.

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Welcome to your total random fix of epic-ness.

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We've got an amazing line-up of experts, hotshots and

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all-round dudes with the lowdown on how you can do what they can do.

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In just 15 minutes, you will know how to do a loop the loop,

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rock the bass...

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..spray ice everywhere, juggle, make speakers for your phone

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and this kid will show you how to live like a royal.

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So grab a tray and head to the buffet of epic-ocity for your first

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taste of brilliance.

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And for this, you're going to need a partner.

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-Hi, I'm AJ.

-And I'm Chloe.

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And we're going to teach you how to jive like a Strictly superstar.

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That's the jive and it's one of the funkiest dances in show business.

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It's full of flicks, kicks and twists.

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That's a whole load of epic-ness in just one dance.

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But how's it done, guys?

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So we'll start with the girls.

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Going back on your right foot. Back, replace, side, close, side.

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Side, side, close, side, back, replace.

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Side, close, side, side, close, side, back, replace.

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-OK.

-And what about us boys?

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The boy's steps are exactly the same except for we go back

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on our left foot first.

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Back, replace, side, close, side, side, close, side, back, replace.

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Side, close, side, side, close, side, back, replace.

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Got it, I think.

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Once you get the hang of the basic steps, you can

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now make it a real jive by adding in some flicks and kicks.

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You're going to go...

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-Back, replace, step, kick, step, kick.

-Got it.

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-Step, kick, step, kick, step, kick...

-Stop.

-Oh!

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It's more of a flick than a kick.

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We release from the knee, making sure the toe is pointed

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-and snap that leg back in and add a hop. And flick...

-Got it.

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-Flick, flick, flick, flick... Oh.

-Perfect.

-Thanks, AJ.

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After a bit of practice, you put it together

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and it should look like this.

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That is fast.

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You're jiving me crazy. Hey?

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That's how you do the jive.

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Epic. Thanks, guys.

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That's one epic film down but there's plenty more where

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that came from, and this next trick will make you look truly cool

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next time you're at the ice rink.

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Hi, I'm Richard, and I'm going to show you how to stop in style.

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Now that is stylish.

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That's called the hockey stop.

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Hockey players use it to change direction quickly,

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but we use it just because it looks really cool.

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Epic stopping. How do you do that?

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First of all, we crouch down real low,

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then we turn our whole body sideways

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and then we dig our skates in and that creates the cool spray.

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Whoa! Let's have a rewind.

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To do the hockey stop, crouch real low, turn your body sideways

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and dig your heels in.

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-That is how to stop in style.

-Cheers, Rich.

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Onwards we march to more epic-elicious content.

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From stopping on ice to juggling with balls is how we do.

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If you love to throw things in the air and then catch them,

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then the art of juggling will be right up your street.

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Hi, I'm Eddie and I'm going to show you how to juggle with

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a three ball cascade.

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Classic.

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You're going to start with one ball.

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Throw it from the inside of your body to the outside of your body.

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-And then do the same in the opposite direction.

-Easy peasy.

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Keep repeating so the ball travels in a sideways figure of

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eight between your hands and peaks just above your opposite shoulder.

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OK, I think I'm ready to add in another ball. What do we do, Eddie?

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Throw the ball as you did before.

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At its highest point, throw the second ball.

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You want to throw it in this rhythm. Throw, throw, catch, catch.

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Through your balls in a throw, throw, catch, catch rhythm.

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-What's next?

-Practice starting with both hands.

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-Right throw, left throw and left throw, right throw.

-OK.

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Alternate your throwing pattern.

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Now you've done that, let's add the third ball

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-and start juggling for real.

-I'm ready, Eddie.

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Like before, when the second ball reaches its highest point,

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you add the third.

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You should never have two balls in your hand apart from

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-when you start and when you stop.

-Smooth.

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Now I don't know about you, but I need another look at this.

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To do a three ball cascade, start with one ball and throw from

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side to side, then add in a second when the first ball reaches the

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maximum height and then toss in a throw, throw, catch, catch pattern.

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Then when you're ready, add in a third ball

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when the second is highest and keep on throwing.

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It may take a little while to perfect, but keep practising

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and you'll soon be doing things like this.

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And that's how you can be epic at juggling.

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Whilst Eddie juggles off into the sunset...

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let's see what is still to come.

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This girl makes these things for your phone.

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This guy plays this on that and he does this.

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But first, fancy becoming royalty? Well, watch this.

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Being King or Queen is epic.

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There has been loads of them in the past but how do you become one?

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Truth is that it's very unlikely that commoners like us

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ever will become the Head of State.

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But let's say there's a mix-up at Buckingham Palace

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and you were crowned.

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Well, fact fan, Tee Cee, is here to show us how to live like a royal.

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First things first.

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If you become King or Queen, you'll need to pick a name.

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But I've got a name.

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Not all kings and queens will use their real names.

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For example, Queen Victoria's real name was Alexandrina.

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Some names are even considered to be bad luck.

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There's only ever been two kings called Charles.

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-The first one had his head chopped off.

-Hold still, will you?

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-And the second one reined during the plague.

-Ow!

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Let's not go with Charles, then.

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Once you've chosen your name, now it's time to check

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out your new home or should I say homes.

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As a king or queen, you get to choose from any of the Royal

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residences to stay in.

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There's loads you can pick from, including

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the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Windsor Castle

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in Windsor and Buckingham Palace in London with its 52 bedrooms

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and 78 bathrooms.

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That's going to cost a fortune in loo roll.

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As a king or queen, you get to have two birthdays.

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Yes! Double the cake.

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Not only that, you have a royal butler who does pretty much

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-everything for you.

-Wahoo! No chores.

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It's not all fun and games, though.

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-As a king or queen, you have to work too.

-What?

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The monarch takes part in over 300 different appointments each year.

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You'll have to meet and greet foreign ambassadors,

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cut ribbons to open buildings and attend state dinners.

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My lords, ladies and gentle...

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You even have to send a message to everybody who turns 100 years old.

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So far, the Queen has sent over 175,000 during her reign.

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You'd also better brush up on your knowledge of the law

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because the monarch has to sign off every new law passed in the country.

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Right, new law. No new laws allowed.

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Speaking of laws, as King or Queen, you can't be charged for a crime,

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so it means you can do whatever you want. But I wouldn't recommend it.

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Should you commit a really bad crime, Parliament can come

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together and have you removed and then you can be charged.

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Oi, you're nicked.

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And that's how you make it as a royal. Butler!

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Thanks, Tee.

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So, you're now a royal. Fancy that, hey?

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Next, want to learn the coolest instrument in the world?

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No, not the tuba, I'm talking about the bass

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and this guy will show you how.

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Hi, I'm Renell and I'm going to show you how to play a cool

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bassline like this.

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A bassline is a continuous groove that keeps the song moving.

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I'm going to show you how to do a bassline made

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up of these four notes.

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Show me, Renell.

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Cool. How do we play it?

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These are the frets that go up the neck of the guitar.

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The first note is on the third fret of the third string

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and sounds like this.

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There's your C.

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The second note is on the second fret of the second string

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and sounds like this.

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Your E.

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The third note is on the fifth fret of the second string

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and sounds like this.

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A G.

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And, finally, the fourth note is on the third fret of the first string.

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And an A sharp. My favourite.

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Keep repeating these notes and you've got yourself a bassline.

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Smooth.

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You can create different basslines by changing the rhythm.

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Hey. Groovy.

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After lots of practice, you can

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experiment with all kinds of things like this.

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Very cool.

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Thanks, Renell. From cool basslines to rocking speakers.

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If you want your phone to be louder, then this girl has the answer.

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Hi, I'm Jamie-Jo. What do you do when you're out with your mates

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and you want to listen to music but you have no speakers?

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-Well, don't worry. You can make cool DIY speakers yourself.

-Finally.

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How do you do it, Jamie-Jo?

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You're going to need a toilet roll tube, two foam cups,

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two different colours of paint, a paintbrush,

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a marker pen, scissors and glue.

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Firstly, you're going to paint your foam cups and toilet roll.

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I'm going to use my two favourite colours, purple and yellow.

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I'll go with black and black.

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Start by painting the outside first.

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Once the purple paint is dry, you can paint the inside yellow.

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Once all the paint is dry, you're going to take your mobile phone

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and outline where it's going to sit on the toilet roll

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with your marker pen.

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And then you take your scissors and carefully cut a slot

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where the outline is.

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Next, you take your toilet roll

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and line it up with the edge of the cup and trace around it.

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Do the same with the other cup.

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Now you're going to poke a hole in the middle and cut the circle out.

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Oh, careful! Obviously try your best to keep to the lines.

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Now it's time for the fun part - the assembly.

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Phone speakers assemble.

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Slot the toilet roll into the cups with the slot facing up.

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Once it's assembled, glue the pieces to secure them.

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Mum, I need your glue gun.

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Now we're going to slot our phone in and when you play music,

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it should sound like this.

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MUSIC PLAYS

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Rocking.

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-And that's how to make DIY speakers.

-Thanks, Jamie-Jo.

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OK, time for one last blast of epic-ness and this is a big one.

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Do you want to know how to do the most classic aerial stunt ever?

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Then check this out.

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What could possibly be more epic than getting in a plane

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and doing some seriously cool stunts?

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Er, nothing, of course.

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Welcome to the epic world of stunt flying

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and we've got a top pilot to show you how it's done.

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-Hi, I'm Mark and I'm going to show you how to fly a loop.

-Yes!

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Get me a plane, I'm off up.

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First things first, you've actually got to learn to fly.

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Seems easy enough.

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So you're going to need about a quarter million pounds'

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worth of aeroplane and about 1,000 hours of flight time.

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OK, maybe not that easy. What's next?

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First we need to get to grips with the controls.

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We raise the nose of the aeroplane by squeezing it back

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and we lower the nose of the aeroplane by squeezing it forward.

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To roll the aeroplane, we move the stick to the left or the right.

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OK, up, down, left and right. Got it.

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To control the speed of the aeroplane, push the throttle

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-forward to go faster and we pull it back to go slower.

-He was right.

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This flying lark is easy.

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OK, let's go and fly a loop.

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Bring it on.

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So once we're airborne and up to a safe height, we need to get

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enough speed to start the manoeuvre and that's about 180kn.

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That's pilot speak for around 210mph.

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OK, we're at speed. What do we do now, Mark?

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Squeeze back on the stick to pitch the nose up into the loop...

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..looking back over our heads to make sure the wings are level with

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-the upside-down horizon.

-Epic!

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The aeroplane now accelerates downwards.

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It's time to level out, so we squeeze back on the stick

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and finish the loop.

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And breathe out.

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So, to loop the loop, get to 210mph, pull-back on the stick,

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when you're upside down, make sure you're level

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and bring the plane down to earth and pull back again to level out.

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And that's how to be epic at flying a loop.

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Cheers, Mark, you loopy legend.

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Right, that brings us to the

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end of 15 minutes of total random epic-ness.

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You should now be able to do this,

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that and that, this and this

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and even that.

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Now go forth and be epic at everything.

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If you want to know how to fly a loop-the-loop and jive like a Strictly superstar, then this show is for you. You'll also find out how to juggle, live like royalty, play the bass guitar, ice skate and make a speaker for your phone.