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Get ready to become epic at everything.
Welcome to your total random fix of epic-ness.
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 loop the loop,
rock the bass...
..spray ice everywhere, juggle, make speakers for your phone
and this kid will show you how to live like a royal.
So grab a tray and head to the buffet of epic-ocity for your first
taste of brilliance.
And for this, you're going to need a partner.
-Hi, I'm AJ.
-And I'm Chloe.
And we're going to teach you how to jive like a Strictly superstar.
That's the jive and it's one of the funkiest dances in show business.
It's full of flicks, kicks and twists.
That's a whole load of epic-ness in just one dance.
But how's it done, guys?
So we'll start with the girls.
Going back on your right foot. Back, replace, side, close, side.
Side, side, close, side, back, replace.
Side, close, side, side, close, side, back, replace.
-And what about us boys?
The boy's steps are exactly the same except for we go back
on our left foot first.
Back, replace, side, close, side, side, close, side, back, replace.
Side, close, side, side, close, side, back, replace.
Got it, I think.
Once you get the hang of the basic steps, you can
now make it a real jive by adding in some flicks and kicks.
You're going to go...
-Back, replace, step, kick, step, kick.
-Step, kick, step, kick, step, kick...
It's more of a flick than a kick.
We release from the knee, making sure the toe is pointed
-and snap that leg back in and add a hop. And flick...
-Flick, flick, flick, flick... Oh.
After a bit of practice, you put it together
and it should look like this.
That is fast.
You're jiving me crazy. Hey?
That's how you do the jive.
Epic. Thanks, guys.
That's one epic film down but there's plenty more where
that came from, and this next trick will make you look truly cool
next time you're at the ice rink.
Hi, I'm Richard, and I'm going to show you how to stop in style.
Now that is stylish.
That's called the hockey stop.
Hockey players use it to change direction quickly,
but we use it just because it looks really cool.
Epic stopping. How do you do that?
First of all, we crouch down real low,
then we turn our whole body sideways
and then we dig our skates in and that creates the cool spray.
Whoa! Let's have a rewind.
To do the hockey stop, crouch real low, turn your body sideways
and dig your heels in.
-That is how to stop in style.
Onwards we march to more epic-elicious content.
From stopping on ice to juggling with balls is how we do.
If you love to throw things in the air and then catch them,
then the art of juggling will be right up your street.
Hi, I'm Eddie and I'm going to show you how to juggle with
a three ball cascade.
You're going to start with one ball.
Throw it from the inside of your body to the outside of your body.
-And then do the same in the opposite direction.
Keep repeating so the ball travels in a sideways figure of
eight between your hands and peaks just above your opposite shoulder.
OK, I think I'm ready to add in another ball. What do we do, Eddie?
Throw the ball as you did before.
At its highest point, throw the second ball.
You want to throw it in this rhythm. Throw, throw, catch, catch.
Through your balls in a throw, throw, catch, catch rhythm.
-Practice starting with both hands.
-Right throw, left throw and left throw, right throw.
Alternate your throwing pattern.
Now you've done that, let's add the third ball
-and start juggling for real.
-I'm ready, Eddie.
Like before, when the second ball reaches its highest point,
you add the third.
You should never have two balls in your hand apart from
-when you start and when you stop.
Now I don't know about you, but I need another look at this.
To do a three ball cascade, start with one ball and throw from
side to side, then add in a second when the first ball reaches the
maximum height and then toss in a throw, throw, catch, catch pattern.
Then when you're ready, add in a third ball
when the second is highest and keep on throwing.
It may take a little while to perfect, but keep practising
and you'll soon be doing things like this.
And that's how you can be epic at juggling.
Whilst Eddie juggles off into the sunset...
let's see what is still to come.
This girl makes these things for your phone.
This guy plays this on that and he does this.
But first, fancy becoming royalty? Well, watch this.
Being King or Queen is epic.
There has been loads of them in the past but how do you become one?
Truth is that it's very unlikely that commoners like us
ever will become the Head of State.
But let's say there's a mix-up at Buckingham Palace
and you were crowned.
Well, fact fan, Tee Cee, is here to show us how to live like a royal.
First things first.
If you become King or Queen, you'll need to pick a name.
But I've got a name.
Not all kings and queens will use their real names.
For example, Queen Victoria's real name was Alexandrina.
Some names are even considered to be bad luck.
There's only ever been two kings called Charles.
-The first one had his head chopped off.
-Hold still, will you?
-And the second one reined during the plague.
Let's not go with Charles, then.
Once you've chosen your name, now it's time to check
out your new home or should I say homes.
As a king or queen, you get to choose from any of the Royal
residences to stay in.
There's loads you can pick from, including
the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Windsor Castle
in Windsor and Buckingham Palace in London with its 52 bedrooms
and 78 bathrooms.
That's going to cost a fortune in loo roll.
As a king or queen, you get to have two birthdays.
Yes! Double the cake.
Not only that, you have a royal butler who does pretty much
-everything for you.
-Wahoo! No chores.
It's not all fun and games, though.
-As a king or queen, you have to work too.
The monarch takes part in over 300 different appointments each year.
You'll have to meet and greet foreign ambassadors,
cut ribbons to open buildings and attend state dinners.
My lords, ladies and gentle...
You even have to send a message to everybody who turns 100 years old.
So far, the Queen has sent over 175,000 during her reign.
You'd also better brush up on your knowledge of the law
because the monarch has to sign off every new law passed in the country.
Right, new law. No new laws allowed.
Speaking of laws, as King or Queen, you can't be charged for a crime,
so it means you can do whatever you want. But I wouldn't recommend it.
Should you commit a really bad crime, Parliament can come
together and have you removed and then you can be charged.
Oi, you're nicked.
And that's how you make it as a royal. Butler!
So, you're now a royal. Fancy that, hey?
Next, want to learn the coolest instrument in the world?
No, not the tuba, I'm talking about the bass
and this guy will show you how.
Hi, I'm Renell and I'm going to show you how to play a cool
bassline like this.
A bassline is a continuous groove that keeps the song moving.
I'm going to show you how to do a bassline made
up of these four notes.
Show me, Renell.
Cool. How do we play it?
These are the frets that go up the neck of the guitar.
The first note is on the third fret of the third string
and sounds like this.
There's your C.
The second note is on the second fret of the second string
and sounds like this.
The third note is on the fifth fret of the second string
and sounds like this.
And, finally, the fourth note is on the third fret of the first string.
And an A sharp. My favourite.
Keep repeating these notes and you've got yourself a bassline.
You can create different basslines by changing the rhythm.
After lots of practice, you can
experiment with all kinds of things like this.
Thanks, Renell. From cool basslines to rocking speakers.
If you want your phone to be louder, then this girl has the answer.
Hi, I'm Jamie-Jo. What do you do when you're out with your mates
and you want to listen to music but you have no speakers?
-Well, don't worry. You can make cool DIY speakers yourself.
How do you do it, Jamie-Jo?
You're going to need a toilet roll tube, two foam cups,
two different colours of paint, a paintbrush,
a marker pen, scissors and glue.
Firstly, you're going to paint your foam cups and toilet roll.
I'm going to use my two favourite colours, purple and yellow.
I'll go with black and black.
Start by painting the outside first.
Once the purple paint is dry, you can paint the inside yellow.
Once all the paint is dry, you're going to take your mobile phone
and outline where it's going to sit on the toilet roll
with your marker pen.
And then you take your scissors and carefully cut a slot
where the outline is.
Next, you take your toilet roll
and line it up with the edge of the cup and trace around it.
Do the same with the other cup.
Now you're going to poke a hole in the middle and cut the circle out.
Oh, careful! Obviously try your best to keep to the lines.
Now it's time for the fun part - the assembly.
Phone speakers assemble.
Slot the toilet roll into the cups with the slot facing up.
Once it's assembled, glue the pieces to secure them.
Mum, I need your glue gun.
Now we're going to slot our phone in and when you play music,
it should sound like this.
-And that's how to make DIY speakers.
OK, time for one last blast of epic-ness and this is a big one.
Do you want to know how to do the most classic aerial stunt ever?
Then check this out.
What could possibly be more epic than getting in a plane
and doing some seriously cool stunts?
Er, nothing, of course.
Welcome to the epic world of stunt flying
and we've got a top pilot to show you how it's done.
-Hi, I'm Mark and I'm going to show you how to fly a loop.
Get me a plane, I'm off up.
First things first, you've actually got to learn to fly.
Seems easy enough.
So you're going to need about a quarter million pounds'
worth of aeroplane and about 1,000 hours of flight time.
OK, maybe not that easy. What's next?
First we need to get to grips with the controls.
We raise the nose of the aeroplane by squeezing it back
and we lower the nose of the aeroplane by squeezing it forward.
To roll the aeroplane, we move the stick to the left or the right.
OK, up, down, left and right. Got it.
To control the speed of the aeroplane, push the throttle
-forward to go faster and we pull it back to go slower.
-He was right.
This flying lark is easy.
OK, let's go and fly a loop.
Bring it on.
So once we're airborne and up to a safe height, we need to get
enough speed to start the manoeuvre and that's about 180kn.
That's pilot speak for around 210mph.
OK, we're at speed. What do we do now, Mark?
Squeeze back on the stick to pitch the nose up into the loop...
..looking back over our heads to make sure the wings are level with
-the upside-down horizon.
The aeroplane now accelerates downwards.
It's time to level out, so we squeeze back on the stick
and finish the loop.
And breathe out.
So, to loop the loop, get to 210mph, pull-back on the stick,
when you're upside down, make sure you're level
and bring the plane down to earth and pull back again to level out.
And that's how to be epic at flying a loop.
Cheers, Mark, you loopy legend.
Right, that brings us to the
end of 15 minutes of total random epic-ness.
You should now be able to do this,
that and that, this and this
and even that.
Now go forth and be epic at everything.
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.