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Remove My Genitals To Make Me A Genderless ‘Alien’: HOOKED ON THE LOOK6m16s

Remove My Genitals To Make Me A Genderless ‘Alien’: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

A MAKE-UP artist wants to remove his genitals to achieve his dream of looking like an alien. Vinny Ohh, 23, based in Los Angeles, has already spent $60,000 transforming himself into a 'genderless alien’. But he has been told by plastic surgeons that he may never be able to have the operation - which would be a world-first. Medical professionals have warmed him such an operation could be highly risky and leave him unable to urinate, but he is adamant that he will go ahead with the procedure, saying that he needs it in order to become his true self. Videographer / director: Joel Forrest Producer: Tom Midlane, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

From Mormon To Glamour Model: HOOKED ON THE LOOK7m20s

From Mormon To Glamour Model: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

BUSTY Allegra Cole has enlarged her 54-inch breasts so much that she struggles to do up her own shoes - but she was actually raised as a strict Mormon. The proud mum swapped a career as a suburban piano teacher for the glitz of glamour modelling, with her initial operations funded by strangers online. Allegra, 47, styles herself on what she calls the “extreme Jessica Rabbit look” and openly talks about her “boob greed” and her desire to go even bigger. Allegra grew up in a traditional Mormon household in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was a musical prodigy, performing as a professionally trained pianist at a very young age. She settled into a tranquil life as a mother and piano teacher, but in her 30s she decided to pose for some modelling shots - and quickly got hooked. She now earns up to $100,000 a year posing for sexy pictures, with her 34MM cups in high demand. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Tom Midlane, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Man’s Hand Sewn INSIDE His Stomach3m48s

Man’s Hand Sewn INSIDE His Stomach

A MAN whose hand was saved after it was sewed INSIDE his abdomen is now set to have pioneering surgery - the first of its kind in the world - to restore full use to his fingers. Former machine operator Carlos Mariotti, 43, from São Ludgero in southern Brazil, lost all the skin from his hand and fingers in a horrific workplace accident in March 2016. However, quick-thinking surgeons decided that rather than amputate, they could salvage the hand by surgically tucking it into a soft-tissue pouch in his belly - where it stayed for 42 days. Carlos had two more surgeries in May 2016, which left his hand looking like a boxing glove, and is now set to have two more procedures to radically improve the range of movement in his hand. He has not been able to work since the injury though, and now faces a financial battle to raise money for the surgery. Videographer / director: Janet Tappin Coelho Producer: Tom Midlane, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: May 23, 2017Updated: May 24, 20179 views
Man’s Hand Sewn INSIDE His Stomach3m48s

Man’s Hand Sewn INSIDE His Stomach

A MAN whose hand was saved after it was sewed INSIDE his abdomen is now set to have pioneering surgery - the first of its kind in the world - to restore full use to his fingers. Former machine operator Carlos Mariotti, 43, from São Ludgero in southern Brazil, lost all the skin from his hand and fingers in a horrific workplace accident in March 2016. However, quick-thinking surgeons decided that rather than amputate, they could salvage the hand by surgically tucking it into a soft-tissue pouch in his belly - where it stayed for 42 days. Carlos had two more surgeries in May 2016, which left his hand looking like a boxing glove, and is now set to have two more procedures to radically improve the range of movement in his hand. He has not been able to work since the injury though, and now faces a financial battle to raise money for the surgery. Videographer / director: Janet Tappin Coelho Producer: Tom Midlane, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Bird’s Eye View Of Norway’s Picture Perfect Lofoten Islands2m06s

Bird’s Eye View Of Norway’s Picture Perfect Lofoten Islands

Submerge yourself in the fantastical natural beauty of Norway’s Lofoten Islands with these stunning landscapes. While leading a photo tour with fellow photographer Magali Tarouca, Joel Santos dedicated as much time as possible to documenting the region’s famous scenery with his drone camera. The Portuguese photographer spent five days travelling over 1500km to thoroughly scout the locations before the participants arrived.With darkness only creeping in for a few hours in the early morning, Joel only slept for a few hours a night to take full advantage of the light and to capture the towns and villages of Reine, Hamnøy, Sakrisøya, Olenilsøya, Unstad, Uttakleiv, Nusfjord, Henningsvær and Fredvang. Videographer / director: Joel Santos Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

My Ankle Is My Knee7m02s

My Ankle Is My Knee

A BEAUTY queen has had cutting-edge surgery to allow her to use her ankle as her knee after having part of her leg amputated. Jillian Williams, 20, from Odem, Texas, was a contestant in the glamorous world of Miss Teen USA beauty pageants and a talented college volleyball player. But her world came crashing down in February last year when she was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma - a rare type of bone cancer. To minimise the possibility of relapse, she opted for a 'rotationplasty', a procedure which required surgeons to remove the middle portion of her leg. The foot, ankle and shin were then rotated 180 degrees and reattached to her upper leg to act as her knee joint - which then slips into a prosthetic lower leg. Jillian is now hopeful for the future and dreams of being the first amputee Miss Texas and representing the American national team in Paralympic volleyball. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

My Ankle Is My Knee7m02s

My Ankle Is My Knee

A BEAUTY queen has had cutting-edge surgery to allow her to use her ankle as her knee after having part of her leg amputated. Jillian Williams, 20, from Odem, Texas, was a contestant in the glamorous world of Miss Teen USA beauty pageants and a talented college volleyball player. But her world came crashing down in February last year when she was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma - a rare type of bone cancer. To minimise the possibility of relapse, she opted for a 'rotationplasty', a procedure which required surgeons to remove the middle portion of her leg. The foot, ankle and shin were then rotated 180 degrees and reattached to her upper leg to act as her knee joint - which then slips into a prosthetic lower leg. Jillian is now hopeful for the future and dreams of being the first amputee Miss Texas and representing the American national team in Paralympic volleyball. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Storm Chaser Rescues Horse From Tornado3m50s

Storm Chaser Rescues Horse From Tornado

A HEROIC storm chaser has captured on film the moment he saves the life of a baby horse trapped underneath debris left from a massive tornado. Jason Weingart, his wife Savannah and their friend Matt were chasing a dramatic tornado across Van Zandt County in Eastern Texas at the end of April when he came across an exotic animal farm devastated by the tornado. As Jason and Sally were scanning the damage, they noticed one of the young horses trapped underneath the debris. Videographer / director: Jason Weingart Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

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Published: May 18, 2017957 viewsVirality: 3%
Curvy Yogi Promotes Body Positivity On The Streets Of Mumbai3m29s

Curvy Yogi Promotes Body Positivity On The Streets Of Mumbai

A CURVY yoga enthusiast is proudly breaking down body image stereotypes in India. Thirty-four-year old media professional Dolly Singh began learning yoga after a doctor advised her to lose weight following an injury. And she’s now winning an army of admirers for her Instagram page, yogaforallmumbai, and her public yoga sessions in Mumbai. Videographer / director: Nagesh Ohal Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

YouTube Chef Cooks Tiny Food In Mini Kitchen: MAKING MAD2m03s

YouTube Chef Cooks Tiny Food In Mini Kitchen: MAKING MAD

WHIPPING up mouth-watering cuisines from around the globe, a YouTube chef creates some of our favourite dishes in their tiniest form. Yukiko Hasada isn’t your everyday kitchen chef. Using regular-sized ingredients bought at her local grocery store, she turns them into the tiniest of gourmet meals and uploads them to her hit YouTube channel, Bistro Miniature. Videographer / director: Yukiko Hasada Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Neurofibromatosis Leaves Mum’s Body Covered In Lumps: BORN DIFFERENT6m02s

Neurofibromatosis Leaves Mum’s Body Covered In Lumps: BORN DIFFERENT

MUM-OF-FOUR Rachael Reynolds spends each morning getting her children ready for the day ahead, but her severe skin condition leaves her brimming with anxiety each time she leaves the house to do the school run. Rachael, 41, from Huddersfield, has neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a genetic disorder which leaves her with large bubble-like lesions all over her face, neck, arms, back, tummy and legs. The stay-at-home mum, who inherited the condition from her father, is regularly subjected to cruel taunts on the street as a result of her condition. However, Rachael is determined not to let neurofibromatosis beat her, and has set up a Facebook group, Neurofibromatosis Our World, to enable patients and their families to connect and talk about the condition, and to challenge the stigma faced by sufferers. Videographer / director: Dave Hare Producer: Tom Midlane, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper, Jack Stevens

Cooking With Creepy Crawlies: MAKING MAD4m03s

Cooking With Creepy Crawlies: MAKING MAD

A health enthusiast is adding an unusual ingredient to her meals - insects. Twenty-eight-year-old Kremena Despinova from Sofia, Bulgaria, has been experimenting with cooking with creepy crawlies for a year and a half. The entrepreneur's bug infused recipes include, cricket flour pancakes topped with syrup and buffalo worms, cricket and guacamole filled tacos, silkworm and avocado salad and chocolate mousse with chocolate covered grasshoppers. All around the world there are different delicacies, and now with the interconnection throughout the world, these delicacies are being shared across the globe. Different cultures are trying different foods, and slowly, the world is uniting in a bunch of different ways. Kremena is definitely taking advantage of that. How innovative! Videographer / director: Ned Dervenkov Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Super Bendy Teen Fits Body Through A Tennis Racket: BORN DIFFERENT3m07s

Super Bendy Teen Fits Body Through A Tennis Racket: BORN DIFFERENT

AN INDIAN boy has stunned locals with his incredible body-bending abilities. Yash Shah, 18, from Surat in India can rotate his hands and legs at 360 degrees, and fingers and neck at 180 degrees. He can also dislocate his arms and legs, and squeeze his body through a tennis racket. Yash is now dreaming of fame and earning a Guinness World Record. Videographer / director: Shams Qari Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

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Published: May 10, 2017829 viewsVirality: 1%
Legless Pro Skateboarder Turns Tragedy Into Triumph4m36s

Legless Pro Skateboarder Turns Tragedy Into Triumph

An amputee who lost his legs ditched the wheelchair to become a PROFESSIONAL SKATEBOARDER. When Italo Romano from Curitiba, Brazil, lost his legs in a train accident he thought his life was over. But after discovering a natural talent for skateboarding he hasn’t looked back. Now a professional skater, the 27-year-old travels the world and regularly competes against able-bodied skateboarders, winning medals and acclamation wherever he goes. Videographer / director: João Marcelo Producer: Eve Wagstaff, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Pixee Fox And Rodrigo Alves' Plastic Surgery Camp: HOOKED ON THE LOOK7m25s

Pixee Fox And Rodrigo Alves' Plastic Surgery Camp: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

KNOWN individually for their love of cosmetic surgery, Pixee Fox and Rodrigo Alves recently joined forces to have over £20,000 of cosmetic procedures each in a five-day body blitz. The plastic pals met up in Istanbul, Turkey, where real–life Barbie Doll Pixee was enjoying an extended stay. Getting a behind the scenes view of life as a plastic surgeon, Pixee observed surgeries and treatments as part of her plastic surgery education or as she called it: her “beauty camp.” Her matching Ken doll, Rodrigo flew out to join her for a self-styled beauty MOT at the Zorlu and Estetik International clinics both headed up by the highly-regarded Dr Bulent Cihentimur. Videographer / director: Bradley Secker Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Nomadic Yoga Family Travel The World By RV5m10s

Nomadic Yoga Family Travel The World By RV

A FAMILY have taken downsizing to a whole new level by travelling the world in a 105 square foot RV. Couple Jenna Rosene and Josh Biro live in a 105 square foot Earthroamer with their two children six-year-old Arjuna and baby Lux, who’s nearly two. Even though they admit space is tight, the couple say they have everything they could possibly need and they don’t miss the house they used to live in in Red Deer, Canada, because the RV allows them to live a nomadic life. Videographer / director: Josh Biro and Jenna Rosene Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

The $1.5 Million Vintage Toy Collection5m26s

The $1.5 Million Vintage Toy Collection

A DEDICATED fan of vintage children’s toys has shown off his incredible collection - worth a whopping $1.5million. Extreme collector, Ronald Toby from Philadelphia, has had a life-long fascination with toys, and began actively collecting them at the age of 15. He’s been buying and collecting them ever since, 'once piece at a time', and now owns over 80,000 items. The 64-year-old estimates that he has spent over $200,000 on his collection which is displayed through every room of his house, with the rooms separated into different genres of collections. Videographer / director: Carlos Chiossone Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

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Published: May 2, 2017119 viewsVirality: 3%
The Girl Who Doesn’t Sleep: BORN DIFFERENT4m56s

The Girl Who Doesn’t Sleep: BORN DIFFERENT

A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl has a rare condition which means she can survive on an hour of sleep a night. Exhausted parents Robin Audette and Kirk Hisko are lucky to get between four to six hours sleep a night, but their energetic daughter Ever can survive on as little as an hour and a half – and even been known to sleep at 20 minute intervals throughout a whole night. The reason for Ever’s sporadic sleeping patterns? Angelman syndrome: a genetic and neurological disorder, which occurs in approximately 12-20,000 people. Videographer / director: Kirk and Robin Hisko Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: April 28, 201734,779 viewsVirality: 27%
Trans Fitness Fanatic Breaks Bodybuilding Barriers: MY TRANS LIFE3m23s

Trans Fitness Fanatic Breaks Bodybuilding Barriers: MY TRANS LIFE

A TRANSGENDER bodybuilder is taking bodybuilding competitions by storm and is proving gender has no relevance to being ripped. After placing third in the Male Physic category in the recent National Bodybuilding Championships Fort Lauderdale Cup, Tommy Murrell hopes his promising career as a bodybuilder and can do attitude will inspire a new generation of trans people to follow their dreams. Videographer / director: Kendri Rodriguez Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Couple Get Divorced So Their Girlfriend Doesn’t Get Jealous: EXTREME LOVE3m50s

Couple Get Divorced So Their Girlfriend Doesn’t Get Jealous: EXTREME LOVE

WHEN Cristina and Benno exchanged wedding vows, they never expected another woman would end their marriage. But 12 years later, the parents of three are getting divorced – so that their GIRLFRIEND won’t get jealous. Now either Cristina or Benno Kaiser will marry their 21-year-old lover, Sierra Kuntz, so that all three will have legal rights to their children. Videographer / director: Charles Lyle Producer: Emma Pearson, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

106-Year-Old Cook Is World’s Oldest YouTuber3m18s

106-Year-Old Cook Is World’s Oldest YouTuber

A 106-YEAR-OLD cook has become a YouTube sensation after her great grandson posts videos of her traditional dishes. Great grandmother Mastanamma has just celebrated her 106th birthday - making her one of the oldest YouTubers. Mastanamma - or Granny as she is lovingly known - has gained over 200,000 subscribers on her channel Country Foods thanks to great grandson Laxman for showing off her culinary skills. Videographer / director: Chandra Sena Producer: Shatadi Chakrabarti, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Dancer Makes Waves With Conservation Campaign3m36s

Dancer Makes Waves With Conservation Campaign

A dancer and filmmaker has been making waves with her unique underwater campaigns to help save the world’s ocean. Using her background in both dance and marine conservation, Christine Ren has embarked on a series of projects to produce striking images, in order to raise conservation awareness of the issues threatening the underwater environment. Along with her conservation campaigns, Christine also ties each image in the series with a 30 day challenge. She hopes that her combination of powerful imagery and 30 day challenges will inspire people to engage with conservation more actively. Videographer / director: Christine Beggs Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

We Spent $60,000 On Disney Dolls3m22s

We Spent $60,000 On Disney Dolls

A couple have collected hundreds of official Disney Dolls - worth an incredible $60,000. Mario Menendez and Lazaro Roque have been together for six years but they only got their first doll - a Cinderella figurine - three years ago, but the duo have spent at least $30,000 each since. The couple bonded over their love for dolls and Disney and now they share their collection with other Disney doll fans on Instagram and YouTube. Videographer / director: Kendri Rodriguez Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: April 20, 201755 viewsVirality: 5%
The Heartache Of Having Two Vaginas: BORN DIFFERENT5m27s

The Heartache Of Having Two Vaginas: BORN DIFFERENT

A young nurse was shocked to discover her constant pelvic pain was due to her having two vaginas. Nicci Triefenbach, 32, found out that her vaginal cavity was split in two – and that she had two uteruses, two cervix and two vaginal canals.The rare condition, called uterus didelphus, affects just one per cent of women and left Nicci, from St Louis, Missouri, feeling like a ‘circus freak’. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Emma Pearson, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

The Rapunzel Family2m40s

The Rapunzel Family

Mum Tere Lynn Svetlecich Russell, 43, and her daughters have a combined hair length of over FOUR METRES - like a family of real life Rapunzels. The mother-of-five has had flowing locks since she was a toddler and still has it today because it drives husband Chip, 47, wild. Amazingly, she is forced to wash it by kneeling every time because it DRAGS her to the floor when wet. But most of the time her tresses are winning her acclaim across Illinois state where she regularly scoops first place in 'Longest Pony Tail Competitions' at annual fetes and fairs - and now her girls are following in her footsteps.

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Published: April 18, 2017533,462 viewsVirality: 3%