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Two Men And A Woman Share A Unique Menage A Trois2m56s

Two Men And A Woman Share A Unique Menage A Trois

Two men and one woman are tearing up relationship rules with a unique status - meet the ‘thruple.' Taking “three’s company” to a more intimate level, Cait Earnest shares an intimate one-bed apartment with her two boyfriends and their two adorable pups. Her partners Chris and Matt, 28, Brandt - who are married - have been together for eight years and were exploring an open relationship when Cait, 28, met Chris, 38, on a dating app in 2015. When they realized that they had strong feelings for each other, Chris asked Matt if he could invite Cait into their relationship. Chris explains: “Matthew had never had any experience with women before he’d met me. And before I met Matthew I had dated quite a few girls and quite a few guys. I suggested to Chris, ‘How would you feel about involving a woman in some fashion?’ At first he was completely opposed to the idea but after a while we talked about it and he warmed up to the idea.” Before long the threesome, from New York, were smitten with each other and became inseparable. Nine months into their relationship with Cait, Matt and Chris tied the knot but they made sure Cait was right there with them. While Chris and Cait are both bisexual, Matt identifies as homoflexible, meaning that he is flexible towards women, he just prefers men. Another issue the 'thruple' has faced was jealousy, because having to share Chris with Matt presented a challenge with Cait and vice versa. Now that they have been living together for two years, the 'thruple' are even discussing future children. But, as Matt says, they have two dogs for now and that is enough.

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Published: November 21, 201767,791 viewsVirality: 46%
The Pensioner Cheerleaders High Kicking Into Retirement3m31s

The Pensioner Cheerleaders High Kicking Into Retirement

A GROUP of acrobatic pensioners are refusing to let age or arthritis cramp their high kicks in a cheerleading squad for the over 50s. The Arizona-based troupe is a marching and performance group for women over 55 - with an average age of just over 70. While plenty of women use retirement as an opportunity to rest on their laurels, these dancers are glittering and shaking into their twilight years. Videographer / director: Dave Cruz Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Grant Hanson-Vaux

Is The Vampire Breast Lift The New Boob Job? | HOOKED ON THE LOOK3m49s

Is The Vampire Breast Lift The New Boob Job? | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

A NEW cosmetic procedure inspired by the bloodsucking ways of the vampire is offering women the promise of plumper breasts - without having to go under the knife. While botox and Brazilian butt lifts have hit the mainstream in recent years, the ‘vampire breast lift’ is the latest sensation in the world of New York cosmetic beauty treatments. While celebrities like Kim Kardashian have advertised their use of 'vampire facials’, the new procedure involves women having themselves injected with their own blood to achieve a more voluptuous look. Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Sophia Rahman, Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal A NEW cosmetic procedure inspired by the bloodsucking ways of the vampire is offering women the promise of plumper breasts - without having to go under the knife. While botox and Brazilian butt lifts have hit the mainstream in recent years, the ‘vampire breast lift’ is the latest sensation in the world of New York cosmetic beauty treatments. While celebrities like Kim Kardashian have advertised their use of 'vampire facials’, the new procedure involves women having themselves injected with their own blood to achieve a more voluptuous look. The beauty enchantment costs $1,150 and requires a doctor to withdraw blood from the patient, which is then span in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The PRP is then removed and an area of the breast is prepared with micro-needling to open up channels to allow the blood to go into, before the PRP is finally injected. Dr George Liakeas, 46, medical director at Smooth Synergy Cosmedical Spa, said: "Blood is made up of two major parts the plasma and red blood cells. "We don’t want the red blood part, we want the plasma. In the plasma are platelets. Those platelets help stimulate your natural stem cells. “That’s what we are trying to utilise to tell your body to pick up, rejuvenate and revive. You are trying to get your body to stimulate new fullness which gives the appearance of the lift. “Plasma-rich platelets are a little bit different and it’s exciting specifically for those people who don’t want to have surgery or are scared to have surgery or the cost is prohibitive to them. “PRP its not to replace the 'wow factor' in terms of size of implants, but it’s for those people who feel like they somehow lost their size." Brave patient, 25-year-old Arielle, decided to take advantage of this new beauty regime in order to give her a fuller look to her breasts and help cover up her stretch marks. She said: "I usually come here for my laser hair removal. I just grabbed a brochure and I saw the vampire breast lift in the catalog. “It's your blood, it's not like I am going and getting implants. I don’t really want a huge change to my breast. That’s why I feel like this is the best decision. “I don’t want to grow up a size, I just want it to have volume at the top. I am comfortable with the size but they are little low for my age and I don’t have any kids so I just feel that it’s a little uncomfortable. "It would make me more confident if my boobs were little bit fuller at the top. " The sinister-sounding treatment takes about 30 minutes to an hour to perform, but usually takes three months to produce a chance that it is claimed can last for up to two years. Speaking after the procedure, Arielle said: “I was skeptical at first because taking blood is not for me and that needle size was ridiculous. "It feels like burning. But now I feel kind of good. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be. I’m happy I did it. "I think it’s worth the money. But we will see, obviously I want it more full at the top. I feel like it does look a little bit full. But for the stretch marks we are going to see about that. "I think its was worth the pain. It wasn't as bad as people say.”

The Brooklyn Superhero Supplies Store | STORE CRAZY3m32s

The Brooklyn Superhero Supplies Store | STORE CRAZY

The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. is the destination of choice for existing and wannabe superheroes wanting to stock up on their capes, x-ray goggles and tins of immortality. Featuring everything from a cape-testing area, a “Devillainiser”, and a mind-reading machine, the store, based in the Park Slope district of Brooklyn, New York, also functions as a front and money-spinner for 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students ages 6-18 with their writing skills. Students access the writing room via a secret door in the store. Founded in 2004, 826NYC is the New York chapter of the non-profit originally set up by novelist Dave Eggers and educator Nínive Calegari in San Francisco. Here, wannabe caped crusaders can come here to replenish their supplies of capes, x-ray goggles and “immortality". They can also stockpile tins of super powers, including justice, chutzpah, magnificence, immortality and vengeance. New York is Metropolis; it is Gotham. All the best superheroes live here and store manager Chris Eckert says that theirs is the best superhero supply store in all five boroughs. Behind a secret door in the store is the writing room for 826NYC, a New York chapter founded in 2004. There are seven 826 chapters in total, including a robot store in Detroit, secret agent supplies in Chicago and Big Foot research station in Boston. Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Tom Midlane, Ruby Coote Editor: Thom Johnson

This Man Is Slicing Up Brains For Parkinson’s Research3m14s

This Man Is Slicing Up Brains For Parkinson’s Research

In a small laboratory in London are hundreds of human brains, labelled and ready for dissection - all in the name of science. At Imperial College London there is one of the UK's Brain Banks, established for diagnoses and research into neurological disorders. The college’s brain bank specifies in research for Parkinson’s, a degenerative neurological condition. The brains are donated by members of the public, both those with Parkinson’s and people without, as comparisons between the different tissue need to be made. The bank is due to receive its 1,000th brain in October. The human brain is a strange, enigmatic entity – a 3-pound witness to the world, it pilots our body from the safety of our skull. A powerful product of evolution and a force to reckon with, but also incredibly fragile and prone to error. In steps the neuropathologist – the man behind the scalpel that slices and dices the brain in order to learn why it fails in some and not in others. "Ideally, we need to get [the brain] back here in under 48 hours because the tissue starts to lose its quality after that time," said Steve Gentleman, professor of neuropathology at Imperial College London and scientific director for the Parkinson’s UK Brain Bank. "If a donor’s brain arrives within 48 hours, we will bisect it down the middle, half of which will be frozen and the other half is fixed and used for diagnostics." Why would anyone donate their brain to science? One retired nurse based in London decided to do just that, after her husband was diagnosed with an early-onset Parkinson’s at just 52 years of age. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder. Symptoms typically include tremors, shaking, and difficulty with balance. It is linked to the decreased production of dopamine in the substantia nigra – a region of the midbrain that influences movement and reward. Although the disease is not fatal, quality of life is reduced, with as many as 10 million people worldwide living with the condition. Videographer / director: Darragh Mason Field Producer: Shannon Lane, Ed Baranski Editor: Marcus Cooper

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Published: October 10, 201711 viewsVirality: 5%
LET’S STRAY TOGETHER | The Polyamorous Love Coaches Who Practice What They Preach3m20s

LET’S STRAY TOGETHER | The Polyamorous Love Coaches Who Practice What They Preach

A POLYAMOROUS couple has lifted the lid on the jealousy-filled and intensely intimate world of open relationships. Carl and Kenya Stevens have been happily married for 22 years, with over half of their relationship opened to having multiple lovers. The couple from Asheville, North Carolina, quite literally practices what they preach by sharing their relationship, which has been the model for their coaching business, a ‘love academy’ called JuJuMama. Carl, 46, and Kenya, 42, invited Barcroft TV to their modern love therapy sessions to get the inside scoop on what it’s like living as a polyamory couple - in and out of the bedroom.

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

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

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

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

Baby Baller: 6-Year-Old Basketball Star Aiming For The NBA2m52s

Baby Baller: 6-Year-Old Basketball Star Aiming For The NBA

A six-year-old boy is dedicating his days to becoming the best basketball player around and already has his heart set on the NBA. Jeremiah Barjolo Jr has been playing basketball since he was two-years-old, with his dad teaching him how to bounce a ball with a tennis ball. The Barjolo family has a no-days-off policy when it comes to the sport. Come rain, snow or sunshine, basketball comes first! His dada Jeremiah Sr. was a basketball star in college, while mom Dorothy played tennis. It all started in the kitchen of family’s home, where Sr. would train Jr. in dribbling by using tennis balls. Mom Dorothy says that every day, when Jr. comes back from school, he goes straight to basketball practise with his dad. Training starts at 5 p.m. and they don’t come home until 8 or 9 p.m. on most days. Even Jr. little two-year-old sister is into sports. When the father and son duo go for practise, the mom usually brings her around as well, so that she can bounce a few tennis balls around. Jeremiah Sr. is actually a coach at his own basketball school, but this star pupil gets special attention. And it’s now wonder - the basketball prodigy already owns a collection of basketball trophies. Videographer / director: Brett McGinnes Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson Editor: Jack Stevens

Armless Tailor Makes Clothes - With His Feet: BORN DIFFERENT2m54s

Armless Tailor Makes Clothes - With His Feet: BORN DIFFERENT

AN INSPIRATIONAL man has defied the odds by becoming a professional tailor - despite having no arms. Madan Lal, 45, from Haryana in India was born without arms and was afraid that he would never be able receive an education or earn a living. But, determined to make his way in life, Madan found a tailor who was willing to teach him and now makes a living as a professional tailor - stitching garments using his feet. Videographer / director: Rare Shot Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Bonkers Berlin Butchers Sell Meat Cushions2m38s

Bonkers Berlin Butchers Sell Meat Cushions

Hidden in the backstreets of East Berlin is a butchers where nothing is edible. At first glimpse, Aufschnitt Textile Butchers on Boxhagener Street, Berlin, looks like a traditional butchers. But it is actually a quirky shop that'll guarantee to satisfy your homeware appetite, selling cushions that look like sausages, bacon and cold cuts of meat. The variety of meat inspired soft furnishings fill the fake butcher counter and hang from the ceiling - just like a real-life butchers. CEO and owner of Aufschnitt, Silvia Wald, originally studied Clothing Technology in Berlin, before beginning a studio for pattern construction and production. The name Aufschnitt Berlin was first coined as a cheeky play on words using the German word ‘schnitt’ meaning ‘pattern’ and the butchery expression “aufschnitt,” which describes a particular genre of sliced meats or cold cuts. The shop looks like a real butchers with a meat counter and hanging meat on the wall. Germany is known for their love of sausages, and Silvia wanted to use this in a humorous way in her textiles. She said: "Aufschnitt Berlin is one of the most unusual label for design of lifestyle products and home accessory.” Using cotton, lycra, synthetic leather and natural dyes, the five ‘textile butchers’ at Aufschnitt create a variety of sausages, meat cuts and organs to sell. Videographer / director: Aufschnitt Berlin Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Skateboarder With No Legs Aspires To Be A Pro3m22s

Skateboarder With No Legs Aspires To Be A Pro

GROWING up as teenager is never easy, especially for Vinicios Sardi who was born without his lower legs. But six years ago the 21-year-old Brazilian found a way to accept his disability - skateboarding. "I always liked skateboards. I always saw videos, magazines and photos of other skateboarders. And one day I saw on television, someone skating without their legs like me. It changed my life. I thought, ‘Well, if he can do it, why can’t I?'” At the beginning Vinicios, from Sao Paulo in Brazil, attempted staking with his prosthetic legs, but they were too simple for the sport and one of them broke. Seeing how he was unable to replace the broken prosthetic to skate, he continued without them. Vinicios admits he had always felt ashamed about his condition but that his passion for skateboarding is greater than the shame he felt about his legs. “A huge obstacle I had in my life was being ashamed of exposing myself without my legs. I was really ashamed of accepting that.” Vinicios's aunt Aparecida is his biggest fan. She says that the media exposure he has been receiving for the past two years has granted him to perform in championships and he has been acing them. His ambition is now to become a professional skateboarder and his dream is getting closer and closer, showing that he has no limits! Videographer / director: Janio Edwards Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Ian Phillips

Artist Paints Stunning Portraits On His Fingernails: MAKING MAD2m29s

Artist Paints Stunning Portraits On His Fingernails: MAKING MAD

We bet that you have never seen a video like this before! Wacky artist M. Narahari has become renowned for his unique portraits – painted on his own especially grown FINGERNAILS. For the past 22 years, the 40-year-old has been growing his nails to a particular size, cutting and storing them – before painting brilliantly intricate images on them. The art teacher, from India, is an inspiration for his students who want to pursue his style of painting. This style of art is truly unique! Never has an art form like this crossed our paths before, that is until today! When you think of painting your nails, you think of applying nail polish or things of that sort, but not actually painting art on them! M. Narahari is a very unique individual that really does bring out the beauty in painting your nails! You don't have to go to this extreme to make your nails look colorful and unique. You could always purchase some nice looking nail polish to bring out the full potential in your nails! Videographer / director: Chandra Sena Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Michael Muncer Editor: James Thorne

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Published: July 11, 2017166 viewsVirality: 1%
Inside London’s Secret Silver Vaults: STORE CRAZY2m43s

Inside London’s Secret Silver Vaults: STORE CRAZY

Tucked away in an unassuming road in central London is the largest retail collection of fine antique silver in the world. If you’re looking to pick up some dazzling antiques, look no further than the London Silver Vaults. From sparkling jewelry, to decorative candle sticks, to a cucumber slice dated back to 1805, the vaults sell thousands of pieces of silverware. John Walter is the current proprietor at William Walter Antiques, a third generation silver dealer who first opened their doors back in 1940, to keep London’s silver hoard safe against the Nazi's bombs. It was his grandfather who first came down there and opened a storage. From the on it grew to become an antique center. William Walter Antiques is effectively like a safe deposit within a safe deposit, guarding items that are valued from a few pounds to nearly a million. It is one of the top five most secure buildings in the world, right behind Fort Knox and The Back of England, so if you want to enter the place, you will have to go through a vigilant system of safety measures. And for a good reason. The London Silver Vaults cater to collectors, presenting pieces dating from well into the 1600s to the present. One of the retailers, Langfords, boasts a silver bowl from one of Queen Victoria’s sons and a silver teapot that dates from an era when tea was more expensive than silver. Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Ian Phillips

I Want The World’s Biggest Hips Even If It Kills Me: HOOKED ON THE LOOK3m36s

I Want The World’s Biggest Hips Even If It Kills Me: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

Bobbi-Jo Westley is on a one-woman quest to have the world’s biggest hips - even if doing so KILLS her. Currently measuring 95 inches, she has her sights firmly set on the current record of 99 inches, held by LA-based Mikel Ruffinelli. And her supersized hips have already earned her a supersized following, with legions of fans from around the globe buying and trading her pictures online. Despite the warnings of doctors and nutritionists that her current lifestyle means she is a ‘ticking time bomb’, she is determined to keep on growing her hips until she sets a new world record - or die trying. Her super-sized hips have already garnered her a super-sized following; her fans are actually collecting and trading with her pictures online. They don't stop at pictures; people actually pay money for the New Yorker to sit on them and squash them. The dark side of her over-sized fame is that Bobbi-Jo is constantly on the sharp end of the hateful messages from Internet trolls. This doesn't make her want to quit though; in fact, she thinks that her hips are what makes her unique. "I want to be remembered for something, and I think having the world’s biggest hips is what I was meant to be remembered for.” says the SSBBW, which stands for “super sized big beautiful woman” Videographer / director: Carlos Chiossone Producer: Tom Midlane, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

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Published: July 3, 2017Updated: July 5, 2017307 views
Aged 50 And Only 29 Inches Tall: BORN DIFFERENT3m05s

Aged 50 And Only 29 Inches Tall: BORN DIFFERENT

An Indian man has become a local celebrity – because he’s 50 years old and only 29 inches tall. Basori Lal, from Madhya Pradesh in India, has become a hero in his village and is regularly visited by curious travelers from the surrounding area. Basori was born an average height but his family noticed he stopped growing at the age of five. Basori lives with his brother Gopi Lal, 55, and Gopi's wife Satia. The couple consider blessed to have Basori in their family. Even Basori himself is quite happy with his diminutive stature, saying that he eats, sleeps and works and lives like normal people. When he was born, his family didn't notice anything strange about the child, because he was of average height, just like the rest of the children. It wasn't until Basori reached the age of five that they noticed he isn't growing. Basori experienced some bullying in his youthful days, but they are long gone. Now, Basori is content to spend his life living with his brother and working in the factory to earn more money for the family. He is indeed so happy, that he drinks a special toast to it each evening before bed, with a shot of whiskey. Videographer / director: Rare Shot Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Trans Couple Pause Transition To Become Parents: MY TRANS LIFE3m14s

Trans Couple Pause Transition To Become Parents: MY TRANS LIFE

TRANS couple who stopped transitioning to have a baby celebrate their daughter’s first birthday. For couple Liam Johnson, 20, and Racquelle Trammell, 30, their biological daughter’s first birthday is a celebration they thought they might never experience. After meeting through a mutual friend in 2011, the couple started dating and quickly realised their relationship was serious. Although they both wanted to have a family, it was a tough decision to halt their transitioning in order to have a baby. Liam identifies as a man but he is still able to get pregnant and give birth naturally. Racquelle had to stop taking oestrogen to ensure her sperm could fertilise an egg. Videographer / director: Phil Rossi Producer: Eve Wagstaff, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Half A Million Dollar Skateboard Collection3m26s

Half A Million Dollar Skateboard Collection

A skateboard enthusiast believes he has amassed the world’s largest collection - worth over half a million dollars. Skateboard mega collector Todd Huber estimates he’s spent over $100,000 on boards and related memorabilia – although recent valuations of the collection are more than five times Todd’s original spend. Who knew something like collecting skateboards can yield such a substantial profit? The 51-year-old, originally from San Francisco but now living in Simi Valley, California, had been keeping his collection in a one-car garage - much to his wife’s dismay. The 5,000 skateboards are now housed in a 30,000 square feet warehouse, which also includes a shop, indoor skatepark and, according to Todd, 'the very first Skateboard museum ever in the world'. Todd Huber has purchased many different skateboards from many different places to add to his collection. Maybe he has seen some of the best selling skateboards on Amazon and seen some of the unique and crazy designs there. The Videographer/Director of this unique video is Joel Forrest, produced by Charley Sutton and Michael Muncer with editing by Ian Phillips.

London’s Monster Supplies Shop: STORE CRAZY3m19s

London’s Monster Supplies Shop: STORE CRAZY

WHETHER you’re a vampire, zombie, werewolf or mummy, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies has everything you need. Located in an inconspicuous high street in Hackney East London, the unusual shop's shelves are lined with weird and wonderful items - ranging from cubed earwax, a tin of night terrors and jars of salt made from tears of sorrow. But the reason the quirky shop sells things that go bump in the night is not just to give you the heebie jeebies, it’s actually to encourage children to write. Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Shannon Lane, Michael Muncer Editor: Marcus Cooper

India Is The Home Of The World’s Tallest 8-Year-Old: BORN DIFFERENT2m55s

India Is The Home Of The World’s Tallest 8-Year-Old: BORN DIFFERENT

A giant schoolboy is towering over his classmates and teachers – measuring a whopping 6 feet 6 inches at the age of EIGHT. Karan Singh, from Meerut in India, believes he is the world’s tallest eight-year-old and comes from a towering family - his dad Sanjay is also 6 feet 6 inches and mum Shweatlana is an incredible 7 feet 2 inches. Karan has been a record breaker since birth, entering the Guinness Book of Records as both the heaviest and tallest baby at birth. He has also been recorded as the world’s tallest 5-year-old so his dad wants him to be recognized again. His mom is actually India’s tallest woman. She plays for India’s national basketball team and has represented her country in numerous sporting events. Despite being unusually tall for his age, Karan’s regular endocrinological tests show that he is actually very normal. He’s just lucky to be born in a family with some very “tall” genes! Dad Sanjay said: “We take Karan to an endocrinologist regularly. For both Shweatlana and Karan it might be an excess of the growth hormone. Till now, the tests have not shown any problems and everything is normal. Karan has a good stamina and has no internal problems.” Karan has no problems with his friends about his height and he actually wants to become even taller! Such tall ambitions. Be sure to check out BarcroftTV's other videos, for more unique stories. Videographer / director: Shams Qari Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Mechanic Offers Discounts To Make Men Have Prostates Checked3m29s

Mechanic Offers Discounts To Make Men Have Prostates Checked

A MECHANIC is offering a 20 percent discount to customers that agree to see the doctor about their prostate. Errol McKellar launched the campaign called ‘MOT Yourself’ from inside his garage in Hackney, London to get more men in Britain talking about prostate cancer and eliminate the taboo associated with it. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010, the 59-year-old is now determined to get more men to go for screenings to avoid the hardships he went through in his battle with the deadly disease. Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Michael Muncer Editor: James Thorne

World’s Oldest Cigar Seller: STORE CRAZY3m39s

World’s Oldest Cigar Seller: STORE CRAZY

Take a look inside the world’s oldest cigar merchants - and one of the last remaining public places in the United Kingdom where people can still smoke inside. Cigar merchants James J. Fox, based in London’s upmarket Mayfair region first opened its doors in 1881 in Dublin, before moving to London in 1947. The tobacconist has received eight Royal Warrants over time, with the last being issued by the Queen Mother in 1997 and they still continue to supply cigars to the royal household. The cigars they make range in price from £20, but if you feel like splurging, you will have to cough up hundreds of pounds for one of their ultra-rare pre-Castro pieces. Cigar lovers can also take a stroll around the in-store museum, filled with historical memorabilia. The collection includes historical ledgers and cigars from the 1851 Great Exhibition and even one of Churchill's many famous hats and the chair he would sit in whilst choosing his cigars in store. Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Crystal Chung, Michael Muncer Editor: Sonia Estal

Boy With A Hairy Tail Worshiped As A God In India 1m57s

Boy With A Hairy Tail Worshiped As A God In India

An eight-year-old boy is being worshipped in an Indian village after growing a long hairy tail. Dulha Singh was born with a patch of hair on his lower back with locals believing that he is an incarnation of Hanuman – a monkey like God. The young boy lives with his uncle Sahib Singh and aunt Majeer Kaur in Amritsar, Punjab. Little Dulha says that he doesn’t mind the tail and that he would leave it, believing it’s a gift from God. “Some kids used to make fun of my tail. They are now my friends and do not tease me anymore.” admits Dulha, obviously feeling the burden of fame. The uncle told media that Dulha’s mother decided to cut his tail when he was younger, but unfortunately she died before she had the chance. Now that Dulha is in his custody, he decided not to cut it and people from the surrounding villages are flocking to see the incarnation of the Monkey God and pray. People used to travel hundreds of miles to seek blessings by touching his tail. It is nice to see he is happy in his own skin and doesn't care if he is different, that is what makes him special! Dulha also has a knack for climbing trees, which villagers see as further proof of being a God! Videographer / director: Rare Shot Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: June 5, 201756,481 viewsVirality: 12%