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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

One-Legged Model Becomes Catwalk Star: BORN DIFFERENT4m13s

One-Legged Model Becomes Catwalk Star: BORN DIFFERENT

Determined to become the first male amputee signed to a modelling agency, personal trainer Jack Eyers has already made history as the first male amputee model to walk at New York Fashion Week. The 26-year-old from Bournemouth, has also walked at London Men’s Fashion Week and Milan and Russia Fashion Weeks, as well as appearing on the cover of Men’s Health UK. What makes Jack’s rise all the more astonishing is that he was born with a debilitating condition and chose to have his leg amputated aged 16 - and claims it was “the best decision” he ever made. Videographer / director: Adam Prosser Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Life Coach With Dwarfism Empowers Others: BORN DIFFERENT5m20s

Life Coach With Dwarfism Empowers Others: BORN DIFFERENT

A life coach is using the challenges she has faced due to her dwarfism to empower others. Born with a type of dwarfism called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SEDc), Julie Bond Genovese stands at 4ft 3in tall and says her condition has been a ‘mind-blowing and heart-wrenching all-you-can-hurl rollercoaster ride’ and she grew up believing she was ‘cursed.’ The counsellor from Dover, New Jersey, describes the way children with dwarfism are measured, talked about by doctors, and put through surgeries, which creates an inner sense of being a ‘broken person.’ But Julie says that the years of operations, stares, bullies and rejection has made the 53-year-old the strong woman, mother, wife and successful therapist that she is today. Videographer / director: Carlos Chiossone Producer: Charley Sutton, Ellie Winstanley Editor: James Thorne

The 7-Year-Old Storm Chaser3m04s

The 7-Year-Old Storm Chaser

Whilst most seven-year-olds are addicted to gaming, this young boy prefers to chase America’s wildest weather. Aptly named Chase Miller has been hunting the most extraordinary lightning storms and supercells across America since he was four-years-old.His budding storm chasing career was inspired by his photographer step-dad Jason Weingart, who has a wealth of experience documenting the country’s wildest weather. Videographer / director: Jason Weingart Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Sonia Estal

The 24-Year-Old Who Looks Like A Toddler: BORN DIFFERENT3m22s

The 24-Year-Old Who Looks Like A Toddler: BORN DIFFERENT

MEASURING 87cm in height and weighing 20kg, Sari Rezita Ariyanti looks like your average three-year-old, except she isn’t a toddler - she’s actually 24-years-old. Born on 16 October 1993, Sari is unable to walk and has to rely on her relatives to push her around in a wheelchair. Sari also struggles to communicate verbally other than a few simple words and sounds. Sari’s mother didn’t even realise her daughter suffered from any kind of medical condition until she was two-years-old. The second of five children, Sari lives with her mum, Suryani H Suud and sister Lela in Didie Jaya District, Indonesia. Videographer / director: Jefri Tarigan Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Ian Phillips

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Published: February 2, 20171,090 viewsVirality: 13%
Fitness Fanatic Gorges On Monstrous 4000 Calorie Junk Food Meals5m17s

Fitness Fanatic Gorges On Monstrous 4000 Calorie Junk Food Meals

BEEFCAKE Blake Horton has a body to die for - despite spending his evenings gorging on giant 5,000 calorie portions of pizza, burgers and banana splits. While most fitness fanatics stick to steamed chicken and broccoli, Blake, from Paramus, New Jersey, has carved out a huge online following with his late-night eating videos which feature him devouring his gigantic junk food meals. The 34-year-old intermittent faster funnels all his daily calories into a solitary meal each day, which he live streams to his 163,000 followers on Instagram at 2am each night - finishing each live cast by proudly showing off his ‘food baby’ and slapping his swollen belly. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Tom Midlane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

India’s Incredible Dwarf Family: BORN DIFFERENT3m45s

India’s Incredible Dwarf Family: BORN DIFFERENT

A FAMILY in the Indian city of Hyderabad always stand out in a crowd - because nine of the 11 family members are dwarves. Fifty-two-year-old Ram Raj Chauhan is the head of the family who have been affected by a genetic condition called Achondroplasia, which causes short limbed dwarfism. Incredibly, Ram Raj’s family once consisted of 21 people - 18 of whom suffered from the condition. Videographer / director: Chandra Sena Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Class Act: The Club Turning Inner-City Boys Into Gentlemen7m58s

Class Act: The Club Turning Inner-City Boys Into Gentlemen

YOUNG inner-city boys are being pulled away from the lure of crime and drugs by learning how to act and dress like dapper gentlemen. The Boys With a Purpose programme set up in Charleston, South Carolina, teaches etiquette and self-respect to children aged 7-11. Every week the group of boys practice how to shake hands, hold eye-contact and learn how to dress well - with the aim of giving them a brighter future. Some of the boys come from single-parent households or areas that are deemed ‘high-risk’ for crime. The club’s motto is Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good - and part of the lessons revolves about being able to dress well, tie ties and bowties and to take pride in their appearance. For more information, visit www.boyswithapurposesc.org. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: John Balson, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

I Date Men For Money And My Boyfriend Doesn’t Mind: EXTREME LOVE3m25s

I Date Men For Money And My Boyfriend Doesn’t Mind: EXTREME LOVE

Musician Marcia Favre has come up with a novel way to make extra money - by becoming a professional dater. The 33-year-old New Yorker goes on Champagne dates with older, rich men in exchange for cash and has made $9,000 to date. Earning between $150 to $300 dollars a pop, on one particularly lucrative date Marcia earned $1500 - just for a 30-minute drink at a bar. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Dan Cousins

Big Booty Injections Gave Me A 59 Inch Butt: HOOKED ON THE LOOK4m44s

Big Booty Injections Gave Me A 59 Inch Butt: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

Brainy economics graduate, Courtney Barnes,decided to turn her back on her training and make money by flaunting her 59 inch booty to her avid online followers. Courtney, from Miami, underwent three rounds of illegal butt shots six years ago at one of the thousands of illegal “pumping parties” that take place across the states. The end product was much bigger than she expected but now the 32-year-old cam-girl and model is using her super-sized butt to her financial benefit. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Dan Howlett, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Mummy Long Legs: Ex Australian Model Bids For World’s Longest Legs3m40s

Mummy Long Legs: Ex Australian Model Bids For World’s Longest Legs

A LONG-LIMBED mother-of-two is challenging the current Guinness world record holder to claim the title of the world’s longest legs. Caroline Arthur, a former model who lives in Melbourne, has legs that measure a whopping 51.5 inches from hip to heel. Incredibly, Caroline’s legs account for 69% of her height and she is now seeking an official measurement to see if she can claim the world record. Videographer / director: Nelli Huie Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

The Man With The Half-Metre Penis12m05s

The Man With The Half-Metre Penis

The man with the world’s longest penis has rejected the possibility of having a reduction - even if it means abandoning any hope of a normal sex life or having children. Roberto Esquivel Cabrera, 54, from Saltillo, Mexico, has a penis measuring a colossal 18.9 inches. He made headlines worldwide in 2015 after a video went viral showing him weighing his colossal member to prove its authenticity. His half-metre penis smashed the record previously believed to have belonged to American actor Jonah Falcon, whose penis was 9.5 inches flaccid, and 13.5 inches when erect. Speaking to Barcroft TV, Roberto said: "I am famous because I have the biggest penis in the world.” Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Jack McKay, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Brave Toddler Keeps Smiling Despite Losing Limbs4m05s

Brave Toddler Keeps Smiling Despite Losing Limbs

A BRAVE toddler who lost all her limbs to meningitis is finally feeding herself - thanks to her new prosthetic arm. Spooning yoghurt into, and around, her mouth, three-year-old Harmonie-Rose Allen smiles and giggles at her accomplishment. Born a healthy baby girl, at the age of one Harmonie tragically contracted meningitis, resulting in all four of her limbs being amputated. But thanks to leg prosthetics, her pincer-like arm attachment and the love and support of her family, Harmonie is living a full and happy life – and not letting anything hold her back. Videographer / director: Marcus Hessenberg Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Ian Phillips

Extreme OCD Made Me Believe I Was A Murderer6m33s

Extreme OCD Made Me Believe I Was A Murderer

A father of five suffered from OCD so extreme that he was convinced himself he was going to murder people. Owner of a multi-million pound company, father to five children, and husband to a loving wife, Adam Shaw looked like he had it all. And yet, standing on a Sheffield bridge, tears streaming down his face, he was ready to jump and end his life. Haunted by a belief that he was going to harm and kill people, Adam was afraid to pick up knives and even pens, convinced he would use these as weapons. But Adam, now 39, wasn’t a psychopathic murderer in the making but rather a sufferer of extreme Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Videographer / director: Ben Giles Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Inside Seattle’s Mermaid Community5m44s

Inside Seattle’s Mermaid Community

A SECRET community of real-life mermaids are donning silicone tails, keenly attending mer-conventions and taking to the waters of Seattle. With their own MerNetwork - a forum where merfolk can connect and organise conventions - and social media profiles of ‘professional’ mermaids generating hundreds of thousands of followers, the mer-community seems to be a growing one. There is a prevalent mer-community in Seattle. Friends Caitlin Nielson, Ed Brown, Tessie LaMourea and Morgan Caldwell all identify as part-fish-part-human. Videographer / director: Andres Aponte Producer: Camile Rocha-Keys, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

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Published: January 16, 2017182 viewsVirality: 4%
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"Nothing Will Stop Me From Looking Like A Ken Doll": HOOKED ON THE LOOK

SELF-PROCLAIMED ‘living Ken doll’ Jonny Dylan says nothing will stand in the way of him achieving his dream of looking completely fake - even health warnings from doctors. Raised in Hong Kong, merchandiser Jonny now lives in Vancouver with his boyfriend, Joel, who disagrees with Jonny’s extravagant lifestyle. Jonny has regular Botox injections and fillers and admits to spending around $800 every month on maintaining his striking plastic look. Videographer / director: Darcy Muenchrath Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

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Published: January 13, 201738,378 viewsVirality: 26%
Intrepid Adventurer Sails To Antarctica On 100-Year-Old Ship5m37s

Intrepid Adventurer Sails To Antarctica On 100-Year-Old Ship

AN adventurer has documented his 5,000 miles journey aboard a 100-year-old ship, sailing from Argentina to Antarctica to Cape Town. Geographic Information System Analyst Andrew Orr undertook the epic journey on the Bark Europa to witness the world’s harshest landscapes in their rawest form, choosing to avoid cruise vessels and icebreaking ships. Boarding at Ushuaia, Argentina, Orr and his fellow passengers sailed through the Beagle Channel and spent four days navigating the Drake Passage - one of the most dangerous sailing passages in the world. Videographer / director: Andrew Orr Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Roadside School Gives Delhi’s Street Children A Second Chance3m39s

Roadside School Gives Delhi’s Street Children A Second Chance

A selfless retiree has set up a school on the ROADSIDE for some of New Delhi's poorest children. A passerby might mistake Shyam Bihari Prasad’s students for a ragged bunch of street beggars but this unremarkable pavement is an invaluable resource for children to educate themselves. The 67-year-old retired from his job in telecommunications in 2010 to look after his granddaughter with his wife.Three years ago he decided to set up the unconventional school to tackle the gaps in education for New Delhi's poorest class of children. Videographer / director: Haziq Qadri Producer: Haziq Qadri, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas