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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? Speaking of unusual homes, check out how this man turned a school into a dream home for the entire community. Spectacular! Videographer / director: Adam Lee Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

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

The Teen Who Dies If He Falls Asleep | BORN DIFFERENT6m27s

The Teen Who Dies If He Falls Asleep | BORN DIFFERENT

A TEENAGER who suffers from an extremely rare condition means if he falls asleep unassisted - he dies. Liam Derbyshire was born with Ondine’s Curse, officially known as Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome, which causes respiratory arrest due to a patient’s lungs not functioning when they are asleep. The condition, which affects less than 1,500 worldwide, means the 17-year-old has to be plugged into a life support machine and watched by a carer every night to keep him alive. Doctors gave Liam just six weeks to live after birth, but later this year the young man from Gosport, South Hampshire, is turning 18 and has truly defied all odds. Videographer / director: Kashfi Halford, Adam Prosser Producer: Danny Baggott, Ryby Coote, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Plus Size Pole Dancing Instructor Proves Sexy Has No Size6m05s

Plus Size Pole Dancing Instructor Proves Sexy Has No Size

A fiercely confident pole instructor is showing the world that there is no size requirement for sex appeal. Ro’Yale - also known as Da Queen of Curves - started pole dancing after a temporary separation from her husband left her questioning who she really was. After just a few lessons, she knew she had found a lifelong passion and suggested that her studio - Vertical Joes - start offering pole dancing classes for plus size women, but she never expected them to offer the position to her. Videographer / director: John-Paul Steele Producer: Hannah Stevens, Nick Johnson 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

‘I’m The Scary Transgender Person The Media Warned You About’ | MY TRANS LIFE7m10s

‘I’m The Scary Transgender Person The Media Warned You About’ | MY TRANS LIFE

MEET Rebekah Bruesehoff - the 10-year-old transgender girl ‘the media warned you about.’ Mum Jamie Bruesehoff, from New Jersey, and her daughter Rebekah are spreading awareness of transgender people one rally at a time. Since her transition started over two years ago, the young girl has been campaigning, attending marches and speaking at rallies to stand up for transgender rights. Videographer / director: Carlos Chiossone Producer: Camile Rocha-Keys, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

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Published: July 27, 2017Updated: July 29, 20178,298 viewsVirality: 29%
London's Museum Of Curiosities Holds The Weird And Wonderful: STORE CRAZY4m51s

London's Museum Of Curiosities Holds The Weird And Wonderful: STORE CRAZY

Shrunken heads, celebrity poo and chocolate prime ministers are just a few of the Victor Wynd Museum’s favourite things. From the outside of this small London museum, It’s hard to tell what exactly is on display - and if you thought the taxidermy and skeletons on the ground floor were unusual just wait until you go down the spiral staircase – where things get a lot weirder. Originally intended to run for just six months, due to its popularity, eight years later the Victor Wynd museum still welcomes 300-500 people every week. Videographer / director: Adam Gray Producer: Shannon Lane, Michael Muncer Editor: James Thorne

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Published: July 27, 2017Updated: July 29, 2017
Make Love Not Scars: Acid Attack Survivors Get A Second Chance7m07s

Make Love Not Scars: Acid Attack Survivors Get A Second Chance

A YOUNG woman is helping acid attack survivors in India by providing them with education, job prospects and medical and legal advice. Make Love not Scars is a non governmental organisation was started by 21-year-old Ria Sharma. The NGO works with acid attack survivors, rehabilitating them, providing them with an education and helping them with medical and legal advice. Videographer / director: Shams Qari Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Male Model Transitions Into Real Life Doll: MY TRANS LIFE4m26s

Male Model Transitions Into Real Life Doll: MY TRANS LIFE

A FORMER male model who walked the runways for big designers and graced the pages of Vogue is now cracking the industry as a woman. Eden Estrada, from Los Angeles, took the world by storm while working as a male model, but she always knew she wasn't in the right body. At just 20-years-old, Eden accepted her true self and began her transition from male to female, completing it with top and bottom surgery at the age of 21. Videographer / director: Brett Wheat Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

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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

4-Year-Old Biker Is A Motocross Superstar4m39s

4-Year-Old Biker Is A Motocross Superstar

A four-year-old motocross biker is destroying his competition and snatching trophies away from competitors years older than him. Born and raised in the world of motocross, Jaydin Smart is already outstripping older competitors and his parents believe he is on his way to a sparkling professional career. Jaydin’s parents - Jocelyn and Patrick Smart - are also motocross lovers and the family live on a stretch of land in California, which has their very own race tracks to practice on. This is one talented kid! He is doing something that most people cannot do! And at just 4 years old makes it even more impressive. Don't you wish that you had your own motocross course in your back yard? We could all learn a thing or two from this kid as you are never too young or old to do something that you love! Jaydin practices a whole lot. There is no doubt that he will make it pro one day. Being pro also means that you have the best motocross gear you can get! Videographer / director: David Johnson Producer: Hannah Stevens, Michael Muncer Editor: Marcus Cooper

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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