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Record Breaking Martial Artist Has World’s Fastest Punches2m53s

Record Breaking Martial Artist Has World’s Fastest Punches

MARTIAL arts grandmaster holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest punch - performing 352 in a minute. Jayanth Reddy from Hyderabad, India has been practicing martial arts for the past 40 years and is an 8th Dan (degree) black belt Taekwondo Grand Master. Jayanth himself holds 15 Guinness World Records and 8 US Presidential Sports Awards, including breaking 34 8x4 inch cement blocks with spinning cartwheel kicks in one minute and 171 double roundhouse kicks in 60 seconds. Jayanth has trained hundreds of thousands of students across the country and many of his students are record holders themselves. Videographer / director: Chandra Sena Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

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Published: March 23, 2017Updated: March 24, 20171 views
We Were Told To Give Up Our Autistic Twins: BORN DIFFERENT7m38s

We Were Told To Give Up Our Autistic Twins: BORN DIFFERENT

Parents of twins with autism so severe they were forced to contain them in a prison-like home have gone to great lengths to improve their behaviour. As Mark and Annie Montague walk arm in arm along the beach, with their 11-year-old twins chasing waves in and out of shore, they are the image of a perfect family. But their home in nearby Graveney, Kent tells a more complicated story. In this idyllic village, a detached ramshackle house stands surrounded by high fence posts and chicken wire. Inside, doors are bolted shut, telephones are hidden in locked wooden boxes metres from the ground and barring a table, few chairs and a sofa there is no furniture. No carpets line the floors and a lone painting is tightly screwed in place. This has been a way of life for the Montagues since their twins, Samuel and Jacob, 11, were diagnosed with severe autism when they were just two-years-old. Videographer / director: Jack Stevens Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

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Published: March 23, 2017Updated: March 24, 2017
Real-Life Rapunzel Has 90 Inch Long Hair: HOOKED ON THE LOOK3m49s

Real-Life Rapunzel Has 90 Inch Long Hair: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

REAL-LIFE Rapunzel Aliia Nasyrova has hair so long that her husband admits he thinks of it as another member of the family. Aliia, 27, who lives in Riga, Latvia, took 20 years to grow out her hair, which measures 90 inches to the floor - and even has its own space in the marital bed. And while her massive mane attracts stares when out in public, her husband Ivan Balaban says he loves it and is proud of her for not cutting it. Weighing in at 4.5lbs (2kg), Aliia says her lengthy locks weigh as much as the family cat. Videographer / director: Eduard Kolik Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Nick Johnson Editor: James Thorne

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Published: March 21, 2017179 viewsVirality: 2%
Aged 21 And Only 23 Inches Tall: BORN DIFFERENT2m41s

Aged 21 And Only 23 Inches Tall: BORN DIFFERENT

A MAN who is only 23 INCHES TALL and weighs 15lbs is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu god. Manpreet Singh is 21-years-old and is the same height and weight as a six month old baby and is believed to be one of the smallest people in the world. Since the age of 12, he has been worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu god by the local villagers and people visit him every day to be blessed. The young man from Punjab, India was born a healthy baby boy but his parents Jagtar Singh and Manjeet Kaur say his growth stopped when he was six months old. Videographer / director: Rare Shot Producer: Haziq Qadri, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: March 21, 2017104 viewsVirality: 5%
Baby Biker: 4-Year-Old Has Insane Motorcycle Skills2m10s

Baby Biker: 4-Year-Old Has Insane Motorcycle Skills

A four-year-old daredevil is tearing up the competition in Ukraine with his motorcycle skills. While most kids are just day-dreaming about riding a motorbike, Ukrainian Tima Kuleshov started riding a bicycle before he was two-years-old and graduated to a mini motorbike at just two and a half. Videographer / director: Alex Kuleshov Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: March 21, 201781 viewsVirality: 6%
Coleen Rooney Launches McDonald's Football Mum Of The Year3m24s

Coleen Rooney Launches McDonald's Football Mum Of The Year

COLEEN ROONEY has returned to her roots to find some of the UK’s most dedicated and grassroots involved football mums. Visiting Mossley Hill Athletic FC Under 10’s boys team in Merseyside, Liverpool, Coleen met some of the hardworking mums who go above and beyond sacrificing their own free time for the sake of their football-mad children. As mum in one of the UK’s most famous footballing households, Coleen knows first hand the sacrifices family and friends have to make. She was meeting the women as part of her work judging the 2017 McDonald’s Football Mum of the Year award. To nominate a deserving football mum for the 2017 McDonald’s Football Mum of the Year award go to: www.mcdonalds.co.uk/awards Credit: McDonald’s

Badass Female Biker Challenges Gender Stereotypes In India2m55s

Badass Female Biker Challenges Gender Stereotypes In India

A YOUNG woman is challenging gender stereotypes in India by riding the streets of New Delhi on a motorbike. Roshni Misbah has been turning heads as she speeds past on her CBR Repsol and Royal Enfield bikes wearing a leather jacket, high heels and a headscarf. Riding a motorbike isn’t the regular mode of transport for women in India, but Roshni has had a passion for motorbikes since a young age - and she wants to encourage a more female riding culture. Videographer / director: Shams Qari Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

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Published: March 13, 201772 viewsVirality: 21%
Baby With Swollen Head Hopes For Life-Saving Surgery: BORN DIFFERENT1m50s

Baby With Swollen Head Hopes For Life-Saving Surgery: BORN DIFFERENT

A MOTHER hopes for surgery for her baby boy whose head has swollen to TWICE its natural size. Born a healthy baby boy, Mohammad Hasan’s head started to dramatically swell when he was just 16 days old. Now 18-months-old Hasan’s head measures an astonishing 69cm in circumference and is so big he is unable to support the weight of it. Videographer / director: Rehman Asad Producer: Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Gigantic Volcanic Cloud Charges Down Mount Sinabung1m57s

Gigantic Volcanic Cloud Charges Down Mount Sinabung

Dramatic footage captures large pyroclastic flows charging down the sides of Mount Sinabung. Devouring the farmland below, the flows charge down the sides of the the mountain, which is located in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Sinabung volcano began erupting in 2010, but the lack of professional quality footage inspired video producer James Reynolds to travel there himself to shoot it in 4K in 2015. Videographer / director: SPL, James Reynolds Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: March 9, 2017186 viewsVirality: 1%
From Porn Star To Pastor5m41s

From Porn Star To Pastor

A mum quits her porn star career and lavish lifestyle to become a small town church pastor. Three years ago, Crystal Bassette was a successful porn star, featuring in over 100 films and was earning around over $300,000 a year. But after 10 years in the industry, Crystal from Clay, New York, turned her life around after finding God and marrying a pastor. Videographer / director: Jeffrey Anderson, Ruaridh Conellan Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

The Mystical Shamans of Peru1m02s

The Mystical Shamans of Peru

Dive into the rich and diverse traditions of Peruvian shamans. Photographer Diana Abagnoli decided to find out more about shamans - or Curandero’s - and their intricate traditions after the Mayan “end of days” prophecy for December 2012 sparked worldwide intrigue. During June and July of 2015, Diana travelled to three different locations to track down true shamans and document their practices. Photographer: Diana Abagnoli Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

The Mother With 1,400 Children5m22s

The Mother With 1,400 Children

IMAGINE being a mother to over 1400 children, having 282 sons-in-law, 49 daughters-in-law and hundreds of grandchildren. Sindhutai Sapkal is known as the 'Mother of Orphans’ in her town of Pune, Maharashtra and is the matriarch of this large family. The 68-year-old has transformed the lives of over 1400 orphans by giving them a home, support and love that they deserve. With the help of her daughter Mamata and the first child she adopted, Deepak, Sindhuta runs four orphanages - two for girls and two for boys. She works closely with all of them and is constantly supported by her large family, which is still growing. Videographer / director: Nagesh Ohal Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Nick Johnson Editor: Ian Phillips

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Published: March 3, 201739 viewsVirality: 6%
Hairdresser Creates Crazy Hairstyles For Charity: MAKING MAD4m01s

Hairdresser Creates Crazy Hairstyles For Charity: MAKING MAD

A HAIRDRESSER with an eye for wacky and creative hairdos is ridding the world of conventional haircuts while raising money for charity, one head at a time. Myke O’Halloran, 25, from Melbourne, Australia, has raised more than $20,000 (£14,000) giving volunteers brightly coloured hairstyles. The experienced hairdresser, who has been doing hair for a decade, recently travelled around the east coast of Australia offering his unique skills to daring punters. Myke’s first foray into the world of quirky hairstyles came about a few years ago, when a friend who was suffering from cancer wanted to dye her hair rainbow-coloured. Videographer / director: Myke O’Halloran Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Chef Cooks Flippin’ Great Pet Pancakes: MAKING MAD1m54s

Chef Cooks Flippin’ Great Pet Pancakes: MAKING MAD

AS PANCAKE DAY has creped up on us once again, a Japanese chef has combined our favourite things; cute animals and sugar. Keisuke Inagaki has been a chef at his restaurant La Ricetta in Zama City, Japan, for the last 18 years. He rose to Instagram fame from his Pokemon and anime pancake art, and this time around he’s created a lifelike animal series. The 46-year-old chef began making pancakes in 2011 to raise spirits after the devastating nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. Videographer / director: Keisuke Inagaki Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Epic Volcano Eruption At Ethiopia’s Gateway To Hell2m21s

Epic Volcano Eruption At Ethiopia’s Gateway To Hell

In a scene resembling the depths of hell, a surge of magma escapes volcano Erta Ale in Ethiopia resulting in a dramatic flood of lava. Such an incredibly rare moment as this has never been witnessed before, and was a result of the tectonic plates in the area rifting apart, and great timing from the volcano tour group. The Volcano Discovery tour group were led across the volcano by an experienced geologist in January 2017, and all wore gas masks and heat-resistant boots. In a scene resembling the depths of hell, a surge of magma escapes volcano Erta Ale in Ethiopia resulting in a dramatic flood of lava. Such an incredibly rare moment as this has never been witnessed before, and was a result of the tectonic plates in the area rifting apart, and great timing from the volcano tour group. The Volcano Discovery tour group were led across the volcano by an experienced geologist in January 2017, and all wore gas masks and heat-resistant boots. Videographer / director: Paul Reichert Producer: Shannon Lane, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Ian Phillips, Marcus Cooper

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Published: February 27, 2017221 viewsVirality: 4%
America’s Millennial Anti-Abortion Group: RISE OF THE RADICALS15m55s

America’s Millennial Anti-Abortion Group: RISE OF THE RADICALS

A MODERN pro-life church who believe that women should get the death penalty for intentionally aborting their babies are looking to change the face of the anti-abortion movement in the US. With his immaculately groomed beard, tattoos and Aviator sunglasses, the Red Door Ministry’s telegenic pastor, reformed drug addict Jeff Durbin, 38, looks every inch the young, modern-day American hipster. But the group’s views are resolutely old school - they say abortion is ‘worse than the Holocaust’ and regularly enlist children as young as two to picket Planned Parenthood clinics, armed with signs reading 'Babies are murdered here’. Based in Tempe, Arizona, the ministry is run by the Apologia Church, a militantly pro-life group campaigning to overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that gave women a constitutional right to an abortion in the early stages of pregnancy. The church’s critics accuse it of intimidating women seeking an abortion, but with US president Donald Trump pursuing an aggressively pro-life agenda, pro-choice campaigners fear the right to a legal abortion in the US may be under threat. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Tom Midlane, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

Devoted Dad Adopts 16 Kids With HIV3m48s

Devoted Dad Adopts 16 Kids With HIV

AN Indian man has adopted 22 children, 16 of whom were abandoned by their parents after being diagnosed with HIV. Reji Thomas, 44, lives with the 22 kids, his wife and two biological children in Mumbai, India. The church pastor was inspired to adopt abandoned children in 2007 when he encountered a 12-year-old girl with HIV who later died. He then devoted his life to helping children with HIV. Videographer / director: Nagesh Ohal Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Joshua Douglas

A Year Of Chasing America’s Most Extreme Storms2m27s

A Year Of Chasing America’s Most Extreme Storms

AN EXPERT storm chaser has revealed his incredible footage of 2016’s wildest storms. Veteran storm chaser Jason Weingart travels thousands of miles every year to document the world’s most elusive weather systems. Last year, the Texas-based photographer tracked down everything from supercell systems to a double rainbow and his love of storms is still as powerful as ever. Videographer / director: Jason Weingart Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

The Woman Who Constantly Smells Of Fish: BORN DIFFERENT5m29s

The Woman Who Constantly Smells Of Fish: BORN DIFFERENT

A WOMAN suffering with an extremely rare condition means she constantly smells like FISH. Kelly Fidoe-White, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, has lived her entire life with Trimethylaminuria – a disorder more commonly known as 'fish-odour syndrome.’ People suffering with the metabolic condition regularly produce a range of strong bodily odours including rotten fish, onion and faeces - Kelly describes her own smell as ‘fishy-oniony.' Videographer / director: Thomas White Producer: Danny Baggott, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Marcus Cooper

Inside The Black Guns Matter Movement: RISE OF THE RADICALS12m25s

Inside The Black Guns Matter Movement: RISE OF THE RADICALS

A PRO-GUN campaigner says he can cut inner-city violence in cities like Chicago - by giving them greater access to legal firearms and knowledge. Maj Toure is the founder of Black Guns Matter, a pro-gun organisation that aims to educate urban populations about their Second Amendment rights. He believes that years of prejudice have convinced urban populations to associate guns with crime rather than defending themselves, their communities and their rights. Maj has been taking his message across the United States for the past year, visiting areas such as Atlanta, Baltimore and Detroit. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: John Balson, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Dad’s Entire Body Is Covered In Tumours: BORN DIFFERENT3m52s

Dad’s Entire Body Is Covered In Tumours: BORN DIFFERENT

A FATHER suffering with a genetic condition has ‘bubble-like’ tumours covering his entire body. Believed to be suffering from Neurofibromatosis, Shadot Hossain is in a race against time to secure surgery to save his sight - and his life. Without an operation to slice away at the overgrown tumours on his face 47-year-old Shadot could permanently lose his vision. Videographer / director: Rehman Asad Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Holy Week In Spain1m01s

Holy Week In Spain

Spanish revellers parade their piety in Catholic celebrations for Easter. Polish photographer Wojciech Ryzinski, who has spent much of his adult life in Ireland, visited Malaga, Spain to compare how the two Catholic countries celebrate Easter Holy Week. The 37-year-old captured the elaborate conical hats and sweeping robes worn by pious marchers during the Semana Santa celebrations over two years, once in 2014 and again in 2015. Photographer: Wojciech Ryzinski Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley Editor: James Thorne

Legless Boy Dreams Of Becoming A Cricketer2m57s

Legless Boy Dreams Of Becoming A Cricketer

A CHILD who lost both his legs when he hit an unexploded shell with his cricket bat is working towards his lifetime ambition – to become a professional cricketer. Fayaz Ahmed Parray from Kashmir, India was just four years old when tragedy struck as he was playing cricket with his seven-year-old sister, Simran. The shell exploded, killing Simran instantly and shattering Fayaz's legs. But the six-year-old now wears prosthetic legs and dreams of cricket stardom. Videographer / director: Shams Qari Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Joshua Douglas

Family Ditch Expensive Rents To Live In A Converted School Bus: MAKING MAD4m16s

Family Ditch Expensive Rents To Live In A Converted School Bus: MAKING MAD

A family of five are living in an old school bus because they were tired of wasting so much money on an apartment. In March 2014, Brian and Starla Sullivan were paying an extortionate amount of money on rent each month in an apartment that barely satisfied their standard of living. Struggling to afford the most basic necessities, Brian, 29, and Starla, 26, bought an old school bus for $2,800 and just a year- and $30,000 - later they were calling it home with their three children Charlie, 3, Henry, 2 and three-month-old Lincoln. Videographer / director: Brian Sullivan Producer: Danny Baggott, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Marcus Cooper

Broke Student Dates Sugar Daddies To Pay For College: EXTREME LOVE4m17s

Broke Student Dates Sugar Daddies To Pay For College: EXTREME LOVE

WITH a glamorous lifestyle of backstage passes and VIP entry to the most exclusive clubs, Emily Bulea has no regrets about her decision to become a sugar baby – even though she also has a boyfriend. The 20-year-old student from California had only been dating boyfriend Jack for a short while when she started sugaring, so decided to keep her life as a sugar baby a secret. But Emily eventually came clean and now dates wealthy older men - and her boyfriend Jack. Videographer / director: Justin Quick Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne