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Surgery Addict Injects Risky ‘Eternal Youth’ Bacteria | HOOKED ON THE LOOK8m19s

Surgery Addict Injects Risky ‘Eternal Youth’ Bacteria | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

AN ACTRESS is risking her life for ‘eternal youth’ by injecting herself with doses of a 3.5 million year-old bacteria discovered in Siberia. The 45-year-old, who uses the moniker Manoush and refuses to give her real name, has been pumping an extract of Bacillus F into her blood stream for the past three months and says it has made her look and feel younger. The ancient bacteria was discovered in the permafrost of north-west Russia by scientists in 2009 and has been hailed a ‘scientific sensation’ by some. The injections are just the latest in a longline of procedures for mother-of-one Manoush who has already spent $50,000 on plastic surgery over the last 20 years. Videographer / director: Aaron Fiora Producer: John Balson, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

The Hairdresser Giving Free Haircuts To The Homeless4m59s

The Hairdresser Giving Free Haircuts To The Homeless

A BRITISH hairdresser is raising awareness of the plight of people sleeping rough - by giving free haircuts to the homeless. With the number of people sleeping rough on a steady rise, hairdresser Josh Coombes is providing the haircuts as part of his campaign #DoSomethingForNothing. Josh started his initiative in 2015 and has since been joined by Veterinarian Jade Statt of Street Vet Ltd, a service where vets and veterinary nurses go to the streets and aid rough sleepers’ dogs. Most recently they visited Shoreditch, East London in search of those who could use their help. Videographer / director: Marcus Cooper Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

This Artist Turns Trash Into Treasured Art | MAKING MAD2m32s

This Artist Turns Trash Into Treasured Art | MAKING MAD

Many of us have look at a piece of artwork at some point and thought “what a load of trash”. This artist is putting paid to the saying ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ with his experimental new art, using recycled materials. Oskar Krajewski transforms broken electronics, used plastic containers, and unwanted toys into striking sculptures designed to make you think. The London-based artist finds his raw materials in local rubbish bins and calls his art ‘Recyclism’. The bins down his block have become a new and exciting source of free art materials. This goes beyond experimentation for Oscar, as he hopes to raise awareness about the problems our world is facing today. “We are suffocating our planet with plastic and I believe that art can play an important role in our survival“ he says. He has made a few small pieces, dedicated to marine life and its environment, like the sea turtle he made, completely out of plastic, and filled with LEGO bricks, just like the many sea turtles have been found, with their bellies full of trash. His most striking work, ‘Recycled Future’ is inspired by sci-fi movies like Blade Runner and features 25,000 different parts. Videographer / director: Oskar Krajewski Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

The Champion Pole Dancer With Only One Arm | BORN DIFFERENT6m01s

The Champion Pole Dancer With Only One Arm | BORN DIFFERENT

A WOMAN who was born with one arm has defied the odds to become a two-time pole dancing world champion. Australian Deb Roach was born without her left arm but decided to take up pole dancing after being inspired by two pole dancers she saw performing in a club. Deb took to it so well that she now teaches the sport and has won two international championships. Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

At These Pop-Up Restaurants You Can Enjoy A Five-Course Feast Of Insects | MAKING MAD5m01s

At These Pop-Up Restaurants You Can Enjoy A Five-Course Feast Of Insects | MAKING MAD

At most restaurants you’d probably complain if you found an insect in your dinner, but at Eat Grub’s pop-up restaurants, that’s exactly the point. Selling roasted crickets with garden herbs, edible grasshoppers, insect protein powders and energy bars, Eat Grub also puts on pop-up dining experiences to promote using insects as a sustainable and delicious food source. One of the founders Shami Radia said: "We think that actually they can be easily incorporated into people’s daily lives, instead of having nuts or crisps while watching the football you can have some roasted crickets." Along with chef Seb Holmes, co-founders Shami and Neil Whippey, devised a 5-course meal for their latest pop-up, which combined chef Seb’s love of Thai street food and the co-founders’ passion for insects. Grasshoppers, mealworms, house crickets and buffalo worms were all on the menu at the pop-up. Seb says: "It starts with a snack, Pandan Crickets, which is like nutty, salt and pepper crickets basically. Then we go for a cricket flour Miang [Kham, a Thai snack] with fresh ginger, peanuts, coconut, served in a Betel Leaf. "Then we have a play on tempura shrimp, with tempura grasshoppers. After that we go for a crispy Vermicelli salad with buffalo worms. Served alongside that we have a Som Tam salad, which is a green papaya salad made fresh in a pestle and mortar; we just use crispy roast crickets rather than shrimps like you would traditionally. "Then to finish off we do a grasshopper praline ice cream.” If this menu doesn’t bring water to your mouth, we wouldn’t blame you! Be sure to check out BarcroftTV's other videos, for more unique stories like this one. Videographer / director: Jay Sohrabi Producer: Shannon Lane, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

This 500lb Beautician Is Making Plus-Size Women Feel Beautiful6m12s

This 500lb Beautician Is Making Plus-Size Women Feel Beautiful

Following a humiliating experience, Jamie Lopez was inspired to open Babydoll Beauty Couture in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old, who weighs 500lbs, said: “I set up this place because I was humiliated in a regular salon. I went there to get my hair done and I went to sit down and greet my stylist and the chair loudly broke. “I knew I wasn’t the only one that ever had to suffer something like that, so I saved all my money. I had this dream and I was like, ‘I’m going to make a salon that caters to plus-size women because I know I’m not the only one who goes through this.’” Her first salon in Los Angeles was up and running very successfully, so the businesswoman has now expanded to Nevada. Her salons are fit for every figure, kitted out with styling chairs that hold weights of up to 800 pounds, and heavy-duty beauty benches supporting up to 600 pounds, because even big girls need to get waxed, without feeling humiliated that they are seated in a ‘special chair’. Jamie glammed out out her salon with black and gold fittings, complete with red roses and prints of Marilyn Monroe, who was recognized as a plus-size icon. “It’s really important to me to make them feel even more beautiful when they leave than they do when they come in. As women, we should be able to get beautiful anywhere.” Be sure to check out BarcroftTV's other videos, for more unique stories like this one. Videographer / director: John Balson Producer: Sophia Rahman, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

The Woman Who Is Constantly Aroused | BORN DIFFERENT5m20s

The Woman Who Is Constantly Aroused | BORN DIFFERENT

Amanda McLaughlin has Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) - a rare condition that means she feels as though she is always on the brink of orgasm. Incredibly painful, Amanda is under the care of Dr Gupta who is trying different therapies to try and help her. Amanda hopes to raise awareness of the disorder and find help by speaking out. Videographer / director: Jeremiah Fabre Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Inside London’s Wackiest Arcade | STORE CRAZY4m05s

Inside London’s Wackiest Arcade | STORE CRAZY

Hidden in the backstreets of central London is a tongue-in-cheek arcade poking fun at modern society. Novelty Automation in Holborn, London is the brainchild of eccentric inventor and engineer Tim Hunkin. He was trained as an engineer but started building his arcade machines as a way of poking fun at power and authority. Tim says: “I enjoyed the course but one thing I knew when I came out of it was that I didn’t want to work in an office.” You won’t find no Pac Man or PinBall machine in this arcade. But if you want to see what it feels like to win a Nobel Prize or to experience a divorce, then this is the place for you! Some of the other machines include My Nuke; Personal Nuclear Reactor, Money Laundering, Autofrisk, Alien Probe, Microbreak, Pet or Meat, and Celeb! - where the player must fly as a paparazzi drone to photograph celebrities. Tim starts by building prototypes; he says that the most fun about building these machines is that he loves being in his workshop and “thinking” with his hands. His latest creation is called iZombie, which in turn pokes fun at the generation addicted to their smart phones. The goal of the game is to avoid oncoming zombies, as they are engrossed in their smart devices. That is one man who managed to make his job fun! Video Credits: Videographer / director: Marcus Cooper Producer: Shannon Lane, Ed Baranski Editor: Dan Cousins

The British Woman Risking Everything To Fight ISIS6m01s

The British Woman Risking Everything To Fight ISIS

Blackburn born Kimberly Taylor is fighting ISIS with the Women’s Protection Units in Syria’s unofficial “capital” Raqqa. Women who fight against ISIS in this stronghold have two incentives: they fight for a better future, with more freedom and rights, and the Islamic belief that a soldier will not go to paradise if he is killed by a woman. The 27-year-old is believed to be the first female Brit to have travelled to Syria to fight against ISIS – and made headlines earlier this year for her efforts. Her original intent to stay for just a few weeks changed when she got invited by a women’s organization to write about the women’s revolution. “Why would I go home to continue studying books about politics and revolution when I can live the life of them?” says the Brit, who is also known by her adoptive Kurdish name Zilan Dilber. She fights alongside Kurdish and Arab women alike. The UN estimates there are still between 20-50,000 civilians in Raqqa and has called for the US-backed coalition to call a temporary halt to its assault in order to evacuate more civilians. For the YPJ women, fighting on the front line is about more than the immediate battle against ISIS. Videographer / director: Deniz Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal, Joshua Douglas

The Girl Who Doctors Can’t Diagnose | BORN DIFFERENT5m32s

The Girl Who Doctors Can’t Diagnose | BORN DIFFERENT

NINE-YEAR-OLD Katie Renfroe suffers with a condition so rare that it doesn’t even have a name. Katie was diagnosed with megalencephaly at birth, a growth development disorder characterised by the overgrowth of the brain. However, this diagnosis does not explain the other symptoms that Katie experiences and doctors have said her mystery condition is so rare, they are unable to identify it. Angie Renfroe, Katie’s mother, has been awaiting a full diagnosis of her daughter ever since her birth and doctors have started to discuss the possibility of naming the unknown condition after Katie. Videographer / director: Ryan Vanderploeg Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

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Published: August 31, 2017Updated: September 1, 20171,434 views
The Girl Who Doctors Can’t Diagnose | BORN DIFFERENT5m32s

The Girl Who Doctors Can’t Diagnose | BORN DIFFERENT

NINE-YEAR-OLD Katie Renfroe suffers with a condition so rare that it doesn’t even have a name. Katie was diagnosed with megalencephaly at birth, a growth development disorder characterised by the overgrowth of the brain. However, this diagnosis does not explain the other symptoms that Katie experiences and doctors have said her mystery condition is so rare, they are unable to identify it. Angie Renfroe, Katie’s mother, has been awaiting a full diagnosis of her daughter ever since her birth and doctors have started to discuss the possibility of naming the unknown condition after Katie. Videographer / director: Ryan Vanderploeg Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

The Colour Blind Special Effects Make-up Artist4m17s

The Colour Blind Special Effects Make-up Artist

A colour blind make-up artist is proving that you don’t need to see the full colour spectrum to succeed. Toby Michael, 23, is an “extreme deutan”, meaning he struggles to distinguish between blues and purples, greens and browns, and reds, browns and greens all together. Even though some doubted his ability to master make-up without a full colour spectrum at his disposal, Toby has proven them wrong by becoming a successful social media FX artist. Videographer / director: Toby Michael Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ed Baranski Editor: Sonia Estal

Our Superhero Son Whose Bones Break Like ‘Glass’ | BORN DIFFERENT6m42s

Our Superhero Son Whose Bones Break Like ‘Glass’ | BORN DIFFERENT

Superhero-obsessed Kaden Casebolt has a rare condition which causes his bones to break as easily as a ‘glass doll’. But despite his physical fragility, the spirited five-year-old loves nothing more than dressing up as comic book hero Iron Man or ‘Man of Steel’ Superman. Kaden, from Dallas, Texas, has a brittle bone condition that means his bones can shatter simply by sneezing, but won’t let anything hold him back. Despite suffering over 40 fractures since birth, he enjoys play fighting, dancing and singing, playing his guitar and racing around on his specially adapted bike with his mum, Valorie Salsman, dad, Kelby Casebolt and stepdad, Benjamin Herzog. Videographer / director: Chris Sinclair Producer: Emma Pearson, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Man Lightens His Skin Using ‘Natural Remedies’ | HOOKED ON THE LOOK3m45s

Man Lightens His Skin Using ‘Natural Remedies’ | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

AN African-American man claims to have found a natural remedy for lightening the colour of his skin. Fraink White has been tampering with his skin pigmentation since he was a child in the hope of making his facial features “more prominent”. The 28-year-old strongly maintains that lightening his skin tone has nothing to do with wanting to change race. And now, the self-proclaimed 'social media personality’ claims that he has developed a '100 percent natural' skin lightening product that he sells to customers around the world as part of his cosmetic business. Videographer / director: Silton Buendia Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Woman Quits Expensive Rents To Live In A Van5m46s

Woman Quits Expensive Rents To Live In A Van

A 31-year-old woman has turned her back on expensive rents and property prices - by living full time in a van. With an interior measuring just 13ft 2in long, 5ft 8in wide and 6ft 2in high, Eileah Ohning’s home is her Freightliner Sprinter High Top van. The photographic producer from Columbus, Ohio, has lived in her compact four-wheel home since May 2017. Complete with a memory foam mattress, storage compartments, a desk and a camping stove, she even has plans to add in a shower, toilet and fridge. Eileah parks her van close enough to her workplace that she never needs to worry about the morning commute and showers at her local gym. Not many people would go for a move as bold and unusual as this one, but when faced with astronomic sums for bills and rent in total, this seems like a perfectly acceptable option. Plus, she gets to travel whenever she feels like it, and has one of the most unique homes in the world! This shows that with a bit of research in tiny houses, a small investment and a lot of creativity, you can make your dream home yourself! Would you consider doing this? Videographer / director: Adam Lee Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

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Published: August 22, 201735,308 viewsVirality: 1%
Shaking Up The Art World With Salt | MAKING MAD1m49s

Shaking Up The Art World With Salt | MAKING MAD

Artist creates photorealistic portraits, galaxies and intricate meals using nothing but salt. Using salt he dyes himself, Afghan-Canadian artist Bashir Sultani spends up to five hours creating each of his masterpieces. His pieces can use between ten and 20 full salt shakers and, since he started experimenting with salt, he has taken over 100 time lapses of his creations for his YouTube channel. In this video, you can check him out creating a yummy hamburger, a scary skull, very lifelike pickle, and also some famous fictitious and real people. His talent is undeniable, and also very creative. All of his works are very lifelike, especially the food (kinda makes you want to eat it, but it's probably really, really salty). But probably the most satisfying part of the video is the part where he goes through the salt with his hands, destroying his masterpieces only to create new ones. Would you consider trying to paint with salt yourself? You may not be this good, but it's a really fun activity that you can do with your kids, and it requires ingredients that you probably already have at home. Give it a try, maybe with some hard practice, you can create incredible and intricate masterpieces yourself. Videographer / director: Bashir Sultani Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Trans Soldier Hits Back At Trump’s Army Ban | My Trans Life5m33s

Trans Soldier Hits Back At Trump’s Army Ban | My Trans Life

A TRANSGENDER soldier says he was told, days after President Trump banning transgender people from the military, that he must carry out the rest of his military career as a woman if he wants to keep his job. Hayden Brown says that just days after Donald Trump tweeted he was to ban all transgender people from the military, he received a call from his unit telling him he must revert back to female to continue his service. The 23-year-old from Pennsylvania has been in the armed forces for four and a half years, initially identifying as a woman. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Trans Soldier Hits Back At Trump’s Army Ban | My Trans Life

Trans Soldier Hits Back At Trump’s Army Ban | My Trans Life

A TRANSGENDER soldier says he was told, days after President Trump banning transgender people from the military, that he must carry out the rest of his military career as a woman if he wants to keep his job. Hayden Brown says that just days after Donald Trump tweeted he was to ban all transgender people from the military, he received a call from his unit telling him he must revert back to female to continue his service. The 23-year-old from Pennsylvania has been in the armed forces for four and a half years, initially identifying as a woman. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

The Heartbreak Of Not Having A Vagina: BORN DIFFERENT6m12s

The Heartbreak Of Not Having A Vagina: BORN DIFFERENT

A YOUNG WOMAN born without a vagina hopes to have a life-changing surgery that would allow her to have sex with her boyfriend and, in her own words, "feel like a woman.” Kaylee Moats, 22, from Gilbert, Arizona, was born with Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser syndrome (MRKH), which means she has no cervix, uterus, or vaginal opening. To donate towards Kaylee’s surgery visit: https://www.gofundme.com/zpw46v-kaylees-surgical-fund Videographer / director: Susan Tan Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote Editor: Alberto Falcone

Man Promotes Women's Rights By Going On 365 Dates 5m03s

Man Promotes Women's Rights By Going On 365 Dates

Sunder Ramu, an actor, comes up with a very interesting way to promote women's rights. He is raising awareness for women's rights in India by going on 365 different dates. Sunder Ramu began his campaign after becoming increasingly concerned about the insensitivity of Indian society towards women and their safety. He knew he had to do something to try and help. By meeting and talking to the women he goes on dates with, he opens up a dialogue for awareness and equal rights, this is awesome. He has now been on over 300 dates, and has earned the title of India's Dating King. The date that was shown in the video was with a women who used to be a yoga teacher and dancer. He is good friends with this women named Divya, but they haven't seen each other in quite a while. She explains that she likes this idea because the only motivation for this date is a conversation, nothing more. When the only motivation is a conversation, you learn so much about the other person and understand how they are feeling. On these dates, he asks the women to pay and in return, he donates money to different charities, so nice. He strongly believes in equality which is a wonderful thing. Videographer / director: Shams Qari Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Ruby Coote Editor: Alberto Falcone

The Boy With The Giant Hands | Born Different3m15s

The Boy With The Giant Hands | Born Different

A teenager in India has three of five fingers on both hands grown unusually large for a human. 12-year-old Tarik from Uttar Pradesh in India is facing scrutiny from his surrounding because of the way his hands have swollen in size. His hands have been unusually big since early age, but as he grew older, his fingers would grow even bigger. Now, his hands have grown to a staggering 12 inches. Tarik lives with his brother, aunt and uncle. His late father used to take him to see doctors from an early age, but every specialist that has seen him told the father that they should see someone on a higher level in medicine. Now, the boy is left without being able to get any sort of treatment. The locals are afraid of the unfortunate boy, thinking he might be cursed by the Devil himself. Tarik can’t even go to school, because the institutions have denied him admission. He doesn’t even have any friends, other than his brother. His family is too poor to pay for specialists to find a cure for him. The one doctor that has agreed to examine the boy says that this is the first case like this that he has seen and speculates that it might be similar to the Elephant Foot Disease. Videographer / director: Rare Shot Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Dad With Dwarfism Powerlifting His Way To 2020 Paralympics: BORN DIFFERENT6m30s

Dad With Dwarfism Powerlifting His Way To 2020 Paralympics: BORN DIFFERENT

A dad with dwarfism is taking his passion for powerlifting all the way to Tokyo 2020’s Paralympics. Following over 50 operations to treat his joints - a result of being born with diastrophic dwarfism - Rich Willis, found that he was completely reliant on pain medication to get through the day, but one comment from his five-year-old daughter Cherry turned everything around. Videographer / director: Dave Hare Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

One-Legged BMX Rider Dreams Of Turning Pro4m52s

One-Legged BMX Rider Dreams Of Turning Pro

Julian Molina from Andes, Colombia, hopes to become a BMX pro one day and he won’t let a missing leg stop him in achieving his goal! When he was just seven, Julian was hit by a bus that left his left foot crushed. The injury led to other complications and the developing gangrene made doctors amputate his entire leg after weeks spent in the hospital. That didn’t make the young thrill seeker set off his dreams, despite the traumatic experience. His positive outlook on life had begun taking shape the moment he left the hospital. He says that he felt happy just by leaving the awful food there. By the time he turned 13, Julian was able to afford his own BMX bike without the help of his parents, by selling chewing gum on the side of the road. His parents, Ruben and Dalila, encouraged him to continue living his life like a happy child, not to panic and to keep on persevering. It took just a few short months for Julian to become known for his skills on the bike, first locally and eventually he got invited to appear at BMX event in the USA. His dream now is to have a BMX store in a park, so that other enthusiasts can come over and have ride. Videographer / director: Urban Skargren Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

290lb Yogi Proves Size Doesn’t Affect Your Downward Dog4m01s

290lb Yogi Proves Size Doesn’t Affect Your Downward Dog

In our society we focus too much on the way we look and about what other people think about us. As long as you are trying to be healthy on your own accord, looking whatever way you want is fine! If you really want to change, you should be changing for yourself and because you want to, not because of what others think. If you are happy then that is all that matters. There are many people who bring that message to light. One such person is in this video right here! A plus-size yoga instructor is using her online following to prove that you don’t have to be skinny to be fit. When Maria Odugba first found yoga in 2014, she never thought that it would give her a platform to help others accept their bodies and forge a healthier path too. With her 73,000 strong Instagram page and blog, Maria is on a mission to show the world that your weight should never stop you from exploring fitness. Would you ever try yoga? What was your thought on this video? We would love to hear your opinion down in the comments section! Please share this inspirational video with your family and friends as it will surely make them feel good! This is one clip that no one should miss! Videographer / director: Francisco Hidalgo Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcu Cooper

The 10-Year-Old Graffiti Artist Who’s Tagging Britain With Chickens 4m09s

The 10-Year-Old Graffiti Artist Who’s Tagging Britain With Chickens

There are many different artists in this world. However, no two artist are the same as they each have their own styles and techniques. It seems that the artist in this clip is a prime example of that! Graffiti artist Binty Bint has a pretty unique assistant - her ten-year-old daughter Lola. The anonymous graffiti artist started experimenting with graffiti when she was in secondary school and has since forged a career out of her unique-style street art. Unlike other politically charged graffiti artists, Binty Bint is known for her colourful and happy chickens that decorate dustbins, garage doors, houses and playgroups all over the UK. And daughter Lola was instrumental in choosing Binty Bint’s signature chicken. See more of Binty Bint’s work at https://bintybint.com. These two are so talented! Good for them for helping paint a nursery for children! This duo is truly adorable together! Have you ever spotted one of these chickens before? What unique art styles have you seen before? Let us know down in the comments section! Please share this amazing clip with your family and friends as this is one video that should not be missed! Videographer / director: Marcus Hessenberg Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal