The Woman With The Giant Feet | BORN DIFFERENT3m00s

The Woman With The Giant Feet | BORN DIFFERENT

A GENETIC mutation has caused a woman’s leg to swell to more than three times its normal size. Tawheeda Jan, aged 21, from Indian Administered Kashmir was born with Lymphatic Filariasis, a condition more commonly known as elephantiasis. Elephantiasis is typically characterized by thickening of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that causes grossly enlarged and swollen limbs. The condition has affected Tawheeda since birth but has worsened over time. Sadly, Tawheeda has never been able to wear shoes, and has even had her toes amputated to try and ease her discomfort, but still faces a daily struggle with the condition.

The Pre-Teen Drag Queen | TRULY3m49s

The Pre-Teen Drag Queen | TRULY

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy with a sassy alter-ego is proving that you can slay as a drag queen at any age. Jason Kerr, otherwise known as Suzan Bee Anthony, is already making a name for himself as a successful drag queen in Missouri - and he’s only 11-years-old. Jason has been dressing up since the age of three, and has all of the traits you’d expect to see in a fully-fledged drag queen. Jason told Barcroft TV: “When I am a full drag I feel confident, strong and independent.

I’ve Got The World’s Longest Moustache | TRULY3m40s

I’ve Got The World’s Longest Moustache | TRULY

AN INDIAN man is claiming he has the world’s longest moustache - measuring a whopping 22 feet. Girdhar Vyas, 58, from Bikaner, Rajasthan, started growing his moustache in 1985 and is confident his wonderful whiskers are the longest in the world. And Vyas appears to be correct - as the previous longest ‘tache belonged to Ram Singh, also from India, which measured a more modest 18.5 feet. Committed Vyas goes through a complicated daily routine to maintain his titanic ‘tache, spending up to three hours a day on grooming and applying oil and pepper.

OPEN ALL HOURS: ‘Twilight’ Workers Contribute An Estimated £487 Billion To The UK Economy3m30s

OPEN ALL HOURS: ‘Twilight’ Workers Contribute An Estimated £487 Billion To The UK Economy

A prop designer from Sheffield, a London DJ, and a jewellery maker from Cardiff - three individuals that all have one thing in common: they work in the twilight hours. While the majority of the country's workforce gets ready to clock-off as the light fades, a quarter of British workers are operating from dusk to dawn, according to new research from smartphone manufacturer Huawei, which reveals that twilight workers contribute an estimated £487 billion to the UK economy. Artist, Zoe Genders, from Sheffield, creates stop-animation, often using miniature insect sculptures she has formed with paper cutting techniques. Dionne Phillips went from behind the bar to the DJ booth in Brixton nightclubs, whilst, Neil Rayment, a jewellery designer, says the twilight hours are when he feels most inspired and the perfect time for him to work on a design in his workshop.

Priest With ‘Bendy' Bones Is A Medical Mystery | TRULY3m58s

Priest With ‘Bendy' Bones Is A Medical Mystery | TRULY

A PRIEST in India suffers from a mystery medical condition that has made his body shrink and his bones bend. Bharat Tiwari, from Madhya Pradesh, suffers from a rare condition that has never been diagnosed by doctors, with local villagers dubbing 53-year-old Bharat, 'the Bendy Priest’. Bharat believes that his condition may be linked to an incident when a wall collapsed on top of him at the age of five, but he is now happy to bestow blessings on the villagers who flock to visit him.

World’s Tallest Policeman Is 7ft 6in3m16s

World’s Tallest Policeman Is 7ft 6in

A TRAFFIC COP who measures a massive 7ft 6in is the tallest policeman in India - and possibly the world. Jagdeep Singh, from Punjab is so big he has to have his uniform especially made by a personal tailor and imports his enormous size 19 shoes from abroad. The colossal constable has been dubbed ‘a monster’ on social media but has become a local celebrity, with locals constantly stopping him for selfies. Previously the world’s tallest traffic cop was believed to be Rajesh Kumar, from Haryana in India, who is two inches smaller than Singh, at 7ft 4in.

Heart Melting Moment Of A 13-Week-Old Baby Saying 'I Love You' To Her Mother22s

Heart Melting Moment Of A 13-Week-Old Baby Saying 'I Love You' To Her Mother

A beautiful baby girl is the luckiest princess in the world to be able to call you mom. She is going to look up to you every day after she is born and picture exactly what she wants her future to be like. There is nothing more inspiring for a little girl than to see her mom taking on the world and still managing to make her biggest priority. Having kids is a true blessing! Motherhood is a roller coaster ride of emotions, one where you learn on the go. But it is also the best thing that ever happened to a woman! This mother received a true preceless moment and heart-melting words from her mother. A video where Claire tells her daughter 'I love you' and the 13 weeks old Ellie repeats her mother. A new dad has described his astonishment after watching a video of his 13-week old baby appearing to say ' I love you ' in response to her doting mother. Grant Reid, 32, was left gobsmacked after his partner Claire Reid, 28, sent him a video of their daughter Ellie, who was born in January, appearing to respond to her mother's words of affection. It so amazing that this moment was captured on camera, it truly remarkable! Claire, you are one lucky mother with such an adorable daughter! The words “I love you” and a little hug from a child is a piece of heaven!

Man Has His Hand Sewn Inside His Stomach In A Groundbreaking Surgery3m48s

Man Has His Hand Sewn Inside His Stomach In A Groundbreaking Surgery

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 of 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 totally mutilated hand by surgically tucking it into a soft-tissue pouch in his belly, where it stayed for 42 days. The doctor had never done that type of surgery and he had never seen it performed before. Carlos had two more surgeries in May 2016, which left his hand looking like a boxing glove, and despite of its gruesome appearance, he is lucky to have a hand at all. He had to remember every day that he cannot take his hand out of his body, which is a really strange sensation. Now, he is set to have two more procedures to radically improve the range of movement in his hand, by separating his fingers and repairing his nerves. He has not been able to work since the injury, but he started to pick up things and exercise, making small improvements, 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

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

Teen Footballer Will Amaze You With These Incredible Trick Shots2m42s

Teen Footballer Will Amaze You With These Incredible Trick Shots

AN INDIAN teenager is dreaming of Premiership stardom after wowing the internet with his incredible trick shots. Huzaif Shah, from Indian Administered Kashmir, is a trick shot artist who developed his skills watching football videos online. The 19-year-old began creating his amazing trick shots in December 2016, practices for up to three hours a day and dreams of meeting his hero, Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

76-Year-Old Mother Struggles To Keep Up With 6-Year-Old Son2m26s

76-Year-Old Mother Struggles To Keep Up With 6-Year-Old Son

A curious video has emerged of world’s oldest mother of twins. Meet Omkari Singh, 76, who gave birth to twins in 2008 at the age of 70. Unfortunately, her daughter passed away at the age of four, after the doctor gave her the wrong medicine. Omkari now lives with her six-year-old boy Akashvani, her husband and son’s father Charan, 89, in Utter Pradesh in northern India. Akashvani keeps his elderly mother on his feet with his youthful energy, helping her cope with her loss after the female twin, Barsaat, tragically passed away . The elderly parents were desperate to have a son so after year and years of trying, she finally gave birth to one, making her the oldest mom of twins in the world. By that time, Omkari and Charan already had two grown up daughters and five grandchildren. However, their strong desire to have a son in order to help out with the household work finally came true in 2008, when the couple was blessed with two twins. Of course, the twins were conceived via IVF for which the couple paid with all of the savings they had, and left doctors in shock after it proved that Omkari managed to conceive and give birth to healthy twins via C-Section one month premature. Doctors said that they haven’t seen anything like it before. Their oldest daughter, aged 56, will be the one to take care of their youngest son because both parents are nearly 80 and they cannot take care of Akashvani properly. The boy who survived is living together with his parents and people often mistake his parents for his grandparents. Omkari and Charan know that they don’t have much time left to live, but their dream is to live to see their son’s wedding.

Married Couple Are India’s First Bodybuilding Champion Duo | HOOKED ON THE LOOK3m33s

Married Couple Are India’s First Bodybuilding Champion Duo | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

MEET the first Indian couple to win medals in international bodybuilding championships. Married couple, Borun and Mamota Devi Yumnam from New Delhi are dedicating their lives to becoming India’s top bodybuilding couple. And with over 28 awards between them, they’re taking the sport by storm. Borun, 39, has been competing for over 20 years, whilst his wife began her bodybuilding career in 2012 - after having three children.

Storm Chaser Braves 2017’s Most Dangerous Weather2m47s

Storm Chaser Braves 2017’s Most Dangerous Weather

Even though he has been an avid storm chaser since 2009, 2017 has proven to be a particularly challenging year for Jason Weingart, especially due to the hurricanes that have devastated various countries. Between the months of April and May, Jason witnessed an incredible 14 tornadoes, as he chased them down, storm after storm. “The most memorable storm of the year was the swarm of tornadoes that occurred on April 29th near Canton, Texas” he says. “It was one of those days that looked very marginal in the morning but as the day progressed, everything came together to create a prolific localized tornado outbreak.” The storm chaser saw a supercell in New Mexico, a mesocyclone in Colorado and some breathtaking lightning in Oklahoma, all in the month of May. Jason attempted to follow hurricane Harvey , which formed on August 17 and dissipated on September 3, but struggled to keep up with seemingly unstoppable storm. Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana with devastating effect and caused billions of dollars worth of damage. "Intercepting the eyewall of a Category 4 hurricane was intense, but nothing prepared me for assisting in high water rescues in Houston” adds Jason. “Venturing into those flood waters was the scariest moment of my life. Way worse than any tornado I have seem, including the largest in recorded history.” 2017 may have been a tough year in storm chasing, but Jason has also seen some stunning displays of nature’s fiercest weather. He said: “My favorite timelapse is the mammatus clouds on June 13th in O'Neill, Nebraska. It was a perfect scene; no danger, no fear. Just cameras and an incredible sky, to me that's what storm chasing is all about.”

Empowered Teen Proud of Prosthetic Leg | SHAKE MY BEAUTY2m59s

Empowered Teen Proud of Prosthetic Leg | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A TEENAGER is embracing her birth defect by appearing in a campaign for self-love. Zainab Mohammed from London was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency - a rare birth defect affecting the bones in her leg, causing her femur not to grow properly. School was difficult for Zainab and she endured rude remarks, stares and being treated differently. But recently Zainab fully embraced her insecurities by doing a photoshoot for a self love campaign for clothing brand, NuNude.

Meet The Rapunzel That Owns The World's Longest Dreadlocks3m00s

Meet The Rapunzel That Owns The World's Longest Dreadlocks

The 47-year-old "Black Rapunzel" from Atlanta, Asha Mandela, has a lock on a world record that others might dread: The world’s longest dreadlocks. This hair fanatic has 55ft locks which are longer than a London bus! Her hair weighs almost three stone, the weight of a child ripe for kindergarten, and takes two days to wash and dry. She also worries that someone with a 'hair fetish' will cut a chunk off when she is not looking. Mandela first started growing her lovely locks 25 years ago, after she moved from Trinidad and Tobago to New York and decided to have a more "natural" hairstyle. "When I first started, it was more of a spiritual journey. It wasn’t anything to do with a fad or style in fashion. After 25 years of growth, my hair has really become part of me and I feel that if I ever cut my hair I’d really be taking away my life." Mandela said according to the International Business Times. She washes the dreads once a week, using up to six bottles of shampoo at a time. Then it takes two days for the dreadlocks to dry, as they weigh 25 pounds when wet. Asha says the extra weight of her hair makes her doctors very concerned. But despite owning a world record and even though doctors warn she could paralyze herself, this lady wants to go bigger. She refuses to cut "her baby", saying it has helped her overcome cancer, two strokes and two heart-attacks. However, there is one area it has not affected - her love life. Three-times married Asha even claims it adds "a bit of spice". "My hair has never caused a problem with intimacy. I think it adds a little spice on top," she said. Ladies, you might try this recipe, it works like magic!

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.

Published: November 21, 201785,418 views
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

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