Experts demonstrate how to do a yo-yo trick, breakdance, climb Mount Everest, take an epic photograph and stop your headphones from getting tangled.
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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, hotshots
and all-round dudes with the lowdown on how YOU can do what they can do.
In just 15 minutes, you'll know how to get a dog to high-five,
make an epic photo,
drive a monster truck, break dance,
and this kid will show you how to climb Everest.
Before all that, it's time to click connect
on our first download of epicness.
Got a yo-yo, but can't do any tricks?
You're in luck.
Want to learn one of the most epic yo-yo skills ever?
Well, we have our yo-yo expert, Paul Sargent,
to show you how it's done.
Hi, I'm Paul, and I'm going to show you how to do Around The World.
-Whoa! Watch out!
-The modern bearing yo-yo like this
will be best for this trick.
Make sure the loop is tight on your finger before you start.
You want it attached to your middle finger
so that it comes off nice and straight.
Inside yo-yo tips, epic!
To begin your Around The World, turn your palm over,
holding the yo-yo, and bring it down to your waist.
Bring your arm up nice and quickly,
releasing the yo-yo as you go.
Take your hand outwards,
to allow the yo-yo to spin around and outside your body.
When it's done a full loop,
give a little tug and it will come right back.
For multiple Around The Worlds,
just keep rotating your hand outwards.
And when you get really good,
you can add in some more moves, like this.
That isn't Around The World, it's out of this world!
I thank you.
And that's how to do an Around The World.
That's lap one on the race to epicness complete.
But don't slow down, because we are about to master some moves,
Hi, I'm Roxy, and I'm going to show you
how to do a move called the three-step.
Show me, Roxy.
We're going to start off on the floor in this position.
Your legs are going to be wide,
and your hands are going to be placed like this.
Legs apart and hands facing outwards.
From here, you are going to kick your left leg through,
and jump onto your right leg, landing like this.
Next, you're going to switch your leg and hand to the other side.
Finally, you kick your right leg through,
landing in the first position.
Totally got this.
This move keeps going in a circle.
One, two, three.
Ah, that's why it's three-step.
After some practice, you can speed it up,
and it will look like this.
-And that's how you do three-step.
Next, get prepared for some extremely epic cuteness,
because this dog trick is guaranteed to make you go, "Aw!"
If you think you can't teach an old dog new tricks, well, think again.
Hi, I'm Lucy, and this is my best friend Trip Hazard.
We are here to show you how to teach your dog to high-five.
He's wearing a tie! I mean, show us how, Lucy.
Dogs love treats, and we use them to reward good behaviour.
Something like chicken is great because you can break it up
into really small pieces so your dog doesn't get full too quickly.
Got me treats, what's next?
Before you can teach your dog to high-five,
you need to teach them to give a paw first.
To do this, hold a treat inside your closed fist,
offer your fist to your dog.
If your dog can't get to the treat with their mouths,
they'll try to use their paw to open your hand.
When they do this, give them lots of praise, and let them have the treat.
Good boy. Well done.
OK, how do we go from there to a high-five, Lucy?
Start to introduce the word "paw"
when you want your dog to hold their paw out. Paw.
With lots of practice and repetition -
good boy, well done -
your dog will eventually understand
how to give their paw on hearing the word.
Paw! Good boy.
High-five is a very similar trick, but it looks a lot cooler.
To do this, start to change the position of your hand,
as if giving a high-five, and your dog should follow. Paw!
Aw! What's next?
Then you can swap the word "paw" for "high-five". Ready, Trip?
After a while, high-five will become like second nature to your dog.
Trip Hazard can even give me tens.
That is so cool and cute.
And that's how to be epic at training your dog
to give a high-five.
Good dog, Trip. Thanks, Lucy.
That's three dollops of epicness down,
but there's still loads left.
You'll learn how to tie those,
take that, and drive one of them.
But first, ever wondered how to conquer Mount Everest?
Good, because this kid's here to show you how.
Everest is truly epic.
It's a whopping 8,848m high,
which is like 2,000 double-decker buses
-stacked on top of each other.
Only 30% of people who try to climb it make it.
So how do you do it?
Well, we've got Knowledge King Louis Payne
to tell you how to reach the world's highest point.
Climbing Everest is not easy.
It takes months, even years of preparation
and you need to be incredibly fit.
OK, better hit the gym.
And you should be running at least seven miles a day
with a full backpack on your back before you climb.
Hm, better book in some more gym sessions!
Once you are good and fit, you'll need to learn how to ice-climb,
cos Everest is almost completely covered in snow and ice.
Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah...
And you'll need some cold weather clothes
cos it can get as low as -60 degrees Celsius,
which is very, very cold.
Everest takes at least 70 days to climb.
When there, you'll spend most of your time
climbing from Base Camp to four other campsites on the mountain,
getting used to the lack of oxygen.
Oxygen is overrated, let's get to the top.
Everest can be so dangerous to climb that you can get frostbite
and sunburnt at the same time.
And if your fingers and toes get too cold, they turn black.
But at least I'll get a killer tan, right?
And because you are breathing a lot through your mouth
because of the lack of oxygen,
the sun can reflect off the snow and burn the roof of your mouth.
-And then there is the Death Zone.
I'm guessing that's not a happy place.
This is anything above 8,000 metres.
And you can only spend 48 hours there
because the oxygen levels are so low,
your body just will not be able to survive.
But if you make it past this point,
you are almost guaranteed to make the summit.
Check out that view!
Now the easy bit, going down.
Argh! Argh! Argh!
It's actually more risky going down than it is coming up,
and there's a 3% chance of never even making it off the mountain.
And if you survive all that,
you've conquered the tallest mountain in the world.
You just have a four-day trip back to the nearest airport
and a 15-hour flight back to the UK.
Next, get your cameras and computers ready
because we're about to add the epic filter to your photography.
Hi, I'm Hannah, and I'm going to show you
how to do an epic photoshoot.
Hannah combines images to create epic-looking fantasy photos,
and she's going to show you how to do it too.
I always like to pick my background image first.
So for this shoot, I'm going to use this image
because I want my background
to look like my purple fantasy cloud dreamland.
So pick the image you are going to appear in. What's next?
Next, you need to get clothes and props
to match the story of your image.
I've picked my purple silk pyjamas and my pink, fluffy slippers.
So pick an epic outfit to fit in with your background.
Next, you need to take a photo of yourself.
I'm in a photo studio,
but if you are at home you could use a plain wall,
or a white bed sheet.
Just make sure there's no creases in it.
Dad, will you do my ironing?
Next, you need to take your photo.
Most cameras have a self-timer function,
or you could always get a friend to take your photo on their phone.
For my shoot, I'm going to be sitting like this
because I want to be sitting in the clouds.
Aw! Sounds damp! Your PJs will get wet!
Experiment and have fun with your poses.
It's important that you pick something
that's not only comfortable for you,
but also something that fits with your theme.
Photos done, now what I do with them?
Once you've picked your favourite shot,
you can put yourself on top of your background.
Hannah is using a computer,
but there are loads of free apps you could use.
To cut yourself out,
you need to dot around the edge of your image like this.
Now I need to put myself on top of my background image.
Ooh! There I am.
At the moment, you can see I don't quite fit in.
Luckily, in this programme, you can layer in other images,
a bit like a collage,
so I'm going to add some clouds...and some bubbles.
That looks better.
So, once you're in the picture,
use the tools in your app to blend yourself in.
That's getting a bit better. Maybe if I make myself a bit brighter.
That's a lot better.
After a few more tweaks to the collage, how does it look?
Here's my final image.
And that's how to create an epic photo.
Nice shooting, Hannah.
So that's some slick selfie skills sorted,
and now it's time to tackle tangles in your headphones.
Hi, I'm Doug,
and I'm going to show you
how to stop your headphones from doing this.
Yes! My headphones ALWAYS do that.
How do I stop it, Doug?
Firstly, get your headphones at the ready.
Then place your hand in a rock pose, like this.
HE IMITATES AN ELECTRIC GUITAR
You place the buds of your headphones
in between your index finger and your thumb,
keeping your little finger sticking out.
Next, loop the wire around your little finger
back up between your index finger and your thumb.
Loop the wire over the top,
and back down around the front of your little finger,
forming a figure of eight.
OK. Got it.
Repeat that four more times,
or until most of the wire has been used up.
One, two, three, four.
Take the remaining wire,
and slot it through the middle and then wrap it round to form a coil.
Keep going until you've got pretty much just the jack left.
And where does that go?
Finally, take your little finger out
and slot the jack through the bottom loop and tie it off.
-And there we have it.
You can put these pretty much anywhere and they won't get tangled.
And to listen to your music, just take the jack out of the loop,
hold on to both ends, and pull them apart.
-Unravels with ease.
-And that's how to keep your headphones untangled.
There's still one part left in our box set of epicness.
We are about to learn how to drive one of those extreme machines.
I'm talking about monster trucks.
Surely the most epic vehicle going.
Hi, I'm Tony, and I'm going to show you how to drive a monster truck.
Oh, yes! I want one!
You can't buy one. You have to build one.
Build one?! What do I need?
You need a Super Duty truck with a ten-litre engine.
That's ten times the size of a normal car engine.
That's epic power!
What really turns your truck into a monster are the wheels and tyres.
They cost £2,500 each.
That's ten grand for the wheels alone?!
I'd better start saving.
So how do I drive it?
Monster truck has two pedals, one for go, and one for stop.
Just like a go-kart.
The front and rear steering is done independently.
The front is on a steering wheel, the back is on a joystick.
Two ways to steer? Nothing like a go-kart, then.
Once you have mastered driving a monster truck,
then you can do epic things like crush cars!
Let's get recycling!
So how do we crush the cars?
You have to approach them really slowly
because the first impact is so intense.
Epic! That's how to crush them.
What else can you do?
Once you have crushed the odd car or two, then you can jump them.
Yes! Bring it on!
When you're about three metres away from the cars,
you want to put your foot down, you want to achieve
30mph to clear five cars.
Swamp Thing? Epic Thing, more like.
So to drive a monster truck, it's one pedal to go,
and one pedal to stop.
You use a wheel for the front, and that thing for the back.
Approach with caution to crush, and reach 30mph to jump,
and do it again and again.
And that's how you drive a monster truck.
Mind the camera, Tony.
Right, that brings us to the end of 15 minutes
of total random epicness.
You should now be able to do this,
that, and that,
and even that.
Now go forth and be epic at EVERYTHING!
In this epic show you'll learn how to drive a monster trucks and train your dog to high-five. You'll also find out how to do a yo-yo trick, breakdance, climb Mount Everest, take an epic photograph and stop your headphones from getting tangled.