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Storm Chaser Rescues Horse From Tornado3m50s

Storm Chaser Rescues Horse From Tornado

A heroic storm chaser has captured on film the moment he saves the life of a baby horse trapped underneath debris left from a massive tornado. Jason Weingart, his wife Savannah and their friend Matt were chasing a dramatic tornado across Van Zandt County in Eastern Texas at the end of April when he came across an exotic animal farm devastated by the tornado. This was the first time the storm chasers have witness damage so fresh after a storm. As Jason and Sally were scanning the damage, they noticed one of the young horses trapped underneath the debris. The foal must have been picked up by the tornado and thrown into the fence and with the winds gushing all around, it got stuck beneath the fence. Sally asked Jason for help to drag the trapped foal out of the mud. After helping the poor young animal from the debris, they continued helping Sally removing the other trapped animals for hours. The rest of the 50 or so animals were either injured or cut and roaming around the property. Thankfully most of Sally's animals emerged unscathed from the tornado. Jason said: “It’s not what I like to see when I’m out storm chasing but as a storm chaser you have to be prepared that you’re going to come across that. Videographer / director: Jason Weingart Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Curvy Yogi Promotes Body Positivity On The Streets Of Mumbai3m29s

Curvy Yogi Promotes Body Positivity On The Streets Of Mumbai

A CURVY yoga enthusiast is proudly breaking down body image stereotypes in India. Thirty-four-year old media professional Dolly Singh began learning yoga after a doctor advised her to lose weight following an injury. And she’s now winning an army of admirers for her Instagram page, yogaforallmumbai, and her public yoga sessions in Mumbai. Videographer / director: Nagesh Ohal Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

YouTube Chef Cooks Tiny Food In Mini Kitchen: MAKING MAD2m03s

YouTube Chef Cooks Tiny Food In Mini Kitchen: MAKING MAD

WHIPPING up mouth-watering cuisines from around the globe, a YouTube chef creates some of our favourite dishes in their tiniest form. Yukiko Hasada isn’t your everyday kitchen chef. Using regular-sized ingredients bought at her local grocery store, she turns them into the tiniest of gourmet meals and uploads them to her hit YouTube channel, Bistro Miniature. Videographer / director: Yukiko Hasada Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Neurofibromatosis Leaves Mum’s Body Covered In Lumps: BORN DIFFERENT6m02s

Neurofibromatosis Leaves Mum’s Body Covered In Lumps: BORN DIFFERENT

MUM-OF-FOUR Rachael Reynolds spends each morning getting her children ready for the day ahead, but her severe skin condition leaves her brimming with anxiety each time she leaves the house to do the school run. Rachael, 41, from Huddersfield, has neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a genetic disorder which leaves her with large bubble-like lesions all over her face, neck, arms, back, tummy and legs. The stay-at-home mum, who inherited the condition from her father, is regularly subjected to cruel taunts on the street as a result of her condition. However, Rachael is determined not to let neurofibromatosis beat her, and has set up a Facebook group, Neurofibromatosis Our World, to enable patients and their families to connect and talk about the condition, and to challenge the stigma faced by sufferers. Videographer / director: Dave Hare Producer: Tom Midlane, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper, Jack Stevens

Cooking With Creepy Crawlies: MAKING MAD4m03s

Cooking With Creepy Crawlies: MAKING MAD

A health enthusiast is adding an unusual ingredient to her meals - insects. Twenty-eight-year-old Kremena Despinova from Sofia, Bulgaria, has been experimenting with cooking with creepy crawlies for a year and a half. The entrepreneur's bug infused recipes include, cricket flour pancakes topped with syrup and buffalo worms, cricket and guacamole filled tacos, silkworm and avocado salad and chocolate mousse with chocolate covered grasshoppers. All around the world there are different delicacies, and now with the interconnection throughout the world, these delicacies are being shared across the globe. Different cultures are trying different foods, and slowly, the world is uniting in a bunch of different ways. Kremena is definitely taking advantage of that. How innovative! Videographer / director: Ned Dervenkov Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

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Published: May 11, 2017233 viewsVirality: 20%
Super Bendy Teen Fits Body Through A Tennis Racket: BORN DIFFERENT3m07s

Super Bendy Teen Fits Body Through A Tennis Racket: BORN DIFFERENT

AN INDIAN boy has stunned locals with his incredible body-bending abilities. Yash Shah, 18, from Surat in India can rotate his hands and legs at 360 degrees, and fingers and neck at 180 degrees. He can also dislocate his arms and legs, and squeeze his body through a tennis racket. Yash is now dreaming of fame and earning a Guinness World Record. Videographer / director: Shams Qari Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

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Published: May 10, 20171,211 viewsVirality: 1%
Legless Pro Skateboarder Turns Tragedy Into Triumph4m36s

Legless Pro Skateboarder Turns Tragedy Into Triumph

An amputee who lost his legs ditched the wheelchair to become a PROFESSIONAL SKATEBOARDER. When Italo Romano from Curitiba, Brazil, lost his legs in a train accident he thought his life was over. But after discovering a natural talent for skateboarding he hasn’t looked back. Now a professional skater, the 27-year-old travels the world and regularly competes against able-bodied skateboarders, winning medals and acclamation wherever he goes. Videographer / director: João Marcelo Producer: Eve Wagstaff, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Pixee Fox And Rodrigo Alves' Plastic Surgery Camp: HOOKED ON THE LOOK7m25s

Pixee Fox And Rodrigo Alves' Plastic Surgery Camp: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

KNOWN individually for their love of cosmetic surgery, Pixee Fox and Rodrigo Alves recently joined forces to have over £20,000 of cosmetic procedures each in a five-day body blitz. The plastic pals met up in Istanbul, Turkey, where real–life Barbie Doll Pixee was enjoying an extended stay. Getting a behind the scenes view of life as a plastic surgeon, Pixee observed surgeries and treatments as part of her plastic surgery education or as she called it: her “beauty camp.” Her matching Ken doll, Rodrigo flew out to join her for a self-styled beauty MOT at the Zorlu and Estetik International clinics both headed up by the highly-regarded Dr Bulent Cihentimur. Videographer / director: Bradley Secker Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Nomadic Yoga Family Travel The World By RV5m10s

Nomadic Yoga Family Travel The World By RV

A FAMILY have taken downsizing to a whole new level by travelling the world in a 105 square foot RV. Couple Jenna Rosene and Josh Biro live in a 105 square foot Earthroamer with their two children six-year-old Arjuna and baby Lux, who’s nearly two. Even though they admit space is tight, the couple say they have everything they could possibly need and they don’t miss the house they used to live in in Red Deer, Canada, because the RV allows them to live a nomadic life. Videographer / director: Josh Biro and Jenna Rosene Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

The $1.5 Million Vintage Toy Collection5m26s

The $1.5 Million Vintage Toy Collection

A DEDICATED fan of vintage children’s toys has shown off his incredible collection - worth a whopping $1.5million. Extreme collector, Ronald Toby from Philadelphia, has had a life-long fascination with toys, and began actively collecting them at the age of 15. He’s been buying and collecting them ever since, 'once piece at a time', and now owns over 80,000 items. The 64-year-old estimates that he has spent over $200,000 on his collection which is displayed through every room of his house, with the rooms separated into different genres of collections. Videographer / director: Carlos Chiossone Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

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Published: May 2, 2017126 viewsVirality: 3%
Rare Disorder Prevents Toddler Girl From Sleeping4m56s

Rare Disorder Prevents Toddler Girl From Sleeping

Meet the toddler who doesn’t need sleep! A three-year-old girl has a rare condition which means she can survive on an hour of sleep a night. Exhausted parents Robin Audette and Kirk Hisko are lucky to get between four to six hours sleep a night, but their energetic daughter Ever can survive on as little as an hour and a half – and even been known to sleep at 20 minute intervals throughout a whole night. The reason for Ever’s sporadic sleeping patterns? Angelman syndrome: a genetic and neurological disorder, which occurs in approximately 12-20,000 people. There are other symptoms besides the lack of need for sleep, such as development issues and delays in mobility, as well as lack of speech and difficulty when feeding. This list also includes symptoms like short attention span and constant unhappiness. There might still be hope for Ever, as science and medicine are constantly searching for a cure for this syndrome. Robin and Kirk are optimistic that their baby girl will utter her first word with confidence and that the world will be kind on this human. In contrast, a young mother from England has an equally rare and undiagnosed neurological disorder, which leaves her in a sleeping spell for days at a time. Jody’s episodes are so severe that she has no recollection of several Christmases and even slept through the birth of her first child. Videographer / director: Kirk and Robin Hisko Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Trans Fitness Fanatic Breaks Bodybuilding Barriers: MY TRANS LIFE3m23s

Trans Fitness Fanatic Breaks Bodybuilding Barriers: MY TRANS LIFE

A TRANSGENDER bodybuilder is taking bodybuilding competitions by storm and is proving gender has no relevance to being ripped. After placing third in the Male Physic category in the recent National Bodybuilding Championships Fort Lauderdale Cup, Tommy Murrell hopes his promising career as a bodybuilder and can do attitude will inspire a new generation of trans people to follow their dreams. Videographer / director: Kendri Rodriguez Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Couple Get Divorced So Their Girlfriend Doesn’t Get Jealous: EXTREME LOVE3m50s

Couple Get Divorced So Their Girlfriend Doesn’t Get Jealous: EXTREME LOVE

WHEN Cristina and Benno exchanged wedding vows, they never expected another woman would end their marriage. But 12 years later, the parents of three are getting divorced – so that their GIRLFRIEND won’t get jealous. Now either Cristina or Benno Kaiser will marry their 21-year-old lover, Sierra Kuntz, so that all three will have legal rights to their children. Videographer / director: Charles Lyle Producer: Emma Pearson, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

106-Year-Old Cook Is World’s Oldest YouTuber3m18s

106-Year-Old Cook Is World’s Oldest YouTuber

A 106-YEAR-OLD cook has become a YouTube sensation after her great grandson posts videos of her traditional dishes. Great grandmother Mastanamma has just celebrated her 106th birthday - making her one of the oldest YouTubers. Mastanamma - or Granny as she is lovingly known - has gained over 200,000 subscribers on her channel Country Foods thanks to great grandson Laxman for showing off her culinary skills. Videographer / director: Chandra Sena Producer: Shatadi Chakrabarti, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Dancer Makes Waves With Conservation Campaign3m36s

Dancer Makes Waves With Conservation Campaign

A dancer and filmmaker has been making waves with her unique underwater campaigns to help save the world’s ocean. Using her background in both dance and marine conservation, Christine Ren has embarked on a series of projects to produce striking images, in order to raise conservation awareness of the issues threatening the underwater environment. Along with her conservation campaigns, Christine also ties each image in the series with a 30 day challenge. She hopes that her combination of powerful imagery and 30 day challenges will inspire people to engage with conservation more actively. Videographer / director: Christine Beggs Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

We Spent $60,000 On Disney Dolls3m22s

We Spent $60,000 On Disney Dolls

A couple have collected hundreds of official Disney Dolls - worth an incredible $60,000. Mario Menendez and Lazaro Roque have been together for six years but they only got their first doll - a Cinderella figurine - three years ago, but the duo have spent at least $30,000 each since. The couple bonded over their love for dolls and Disney and now they share their collection with other Disney doll fans on Instagram and YouTube. Videographer / director: Kendri Rodriguez Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: April 20, 201757 viewsVirality: 5%
The Heartache Of Having Two Vaginas: BORN DIFFERENT5m27s

The Heartache Of Having Two Vaginas: BORN DIFFERENT

A young nurse was shocked to discover her constant pelvic pain was due to her having two vaginas. Nicci Triefenbach, 32, found out that her vaginal cavity was split in two – and that she had two uteruses, two cervix and two vaginal canals.The rare condition, called uterus didelphus, affects just one per cent of women and left Nicci, from St Louis, Missouri, feeling like a ‘circus freak’. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Emma Pearson, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Mom And Her Three Daughters Are Real Life Rapunzels2m40s

Mom And Her Three Daughters Are Real Life Rapunzels

Mom Tere Lynn Svetlecich Russell, 43, and her daughters have a combined hair length of over FOUR METRES (over 13 feet) - like a family of real life Rapunzels. The mother-of-five has had flowing locks since she was a toddler and still has it today because it drives husband Chip, 47, wild. Amazingly, she is forced to wash it by kneeling every time because it DRAGS her to the floor when wet. But most of the time her tresses are winning her acclaim across Illinois state where she regularly scoops first place in 'Longest Pony Tail Competitions' at annual fetes and fairs - and now her girls are following in her footsteps. Tere Lynn gives #longhairdontcare a whole new meaning, since she has left her long strands untouched her entire life! Today, her tresses measure incredible 74 inches in length! Her three daughters, each following in their mother's footsteps, use a quarter of a bottle of hair conditioner with every wash. What is shocking for everyone is that neither the mother, nor her three girls have ever been to the salon. The footage shows the group of ladies going to their first ever salon, but instead of chopping their long manes off, they opted out for some pampering instead.

60-Year-Old-Man Catches Sea Urchins With His Bare Hands1m00s

60-Year-Old-Man Catches Sea Urchins With His Bare Hands

A 60-YEAR-OLD freediver shows that age is just a number as he still fishes for sea urchins with his bare hands. Ivan Barella, from Chile, has been freediving and fishing for sea urchins in dangerous ocean conditions for the last 40 years. Photographer, Berta Tilmantaite, was travelling around South America with a friend when she came across Ivan freediving at Guanilo beach. Photographer: Berta Tilmantaite Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Jay Sohrabi

Giant 8-Month-Old Baby Weighs 38lbs: BORN DIFFERENT2m49s

Giant 8-Month-Old Baby Weighs 38lbs: BORN DIFFERENT

A MORBIDLY obese baby has baffled doctors - by weighing in at a whopping 38lbs. Eight-month-old Chahat Kumar from Punjab, India was born an average weight but started ballooning in size at the age of four months. And now the bouncing baby weighs in at 2.7 stones - the same as an average four-year-old. Videographer / director: Ajay Verma Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Tanning Addict Barbie Wants To Be ‘Crispy Brown’: HOOKED ON THE LOOK6m18s

Tanning Addict Barbie Wants To Be ‘Crispy Brown’: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

Busty German glamour model Martina Big has shocked her fans with a new ‘extreme tan’ that has turned her fair skin to ‘dark crispy brown’ with just three tanning injections. The 28-year-old - who claims her size 32 S breasts are the biggest in Europe - has had tanning injections to turn her white Caucasian skin a deep shade of mahogany brown. And she has no plans of curbing her tanning addiction – Martina says that she wants even more of the melanin increasing injections and admits that she is still using a 50-tube sunbed in her home in Trier, Germany. Videographer / director: Jesse Mickle Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Limbless CrossFitter Has No Limits: BORN DIFFERENT4m27s

Limbless CrossFitter Has No Limits: BORN DIFFERENT

Lindsay Hilton is a badass CrossFit extraordinaire and a full contact rugby player - she also happens to have been born without limbs. The 31-year-old from Halifax, Nova Scotia has never let a lack of arms and legs hold her back from achieving her sporting dreams. As a child she learnt to ski, swim and play rugby, which she continues to play to this day. But a few years ago Lindsay started training at her local gym, discovered CrossFit and set her heart on a new sport to test her limits with. Videographer / director: Scott Berrington Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Dragon Ball Z Fan Becomes The Real Life Trunks: HOOKED ON THE LOOK5m58s

Dragon Ball Z Fan Becomes The Real Life Trunks: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

Meet the real-life Trunks of hit 90’s TV show Dragon Ball Z, who is transforming inside and out to become his idol. Julian Louw, a stunt actor and professional dancer, was first introduced to the popular Japanese anime series when he was teenager and admits that he fell in love with the character of Trunks, connecting to him on a personal level. Three years ago Louw made the decision to embark on a ‘character development project’ to become the real-life Trunks after strangers told him that he resembled the fictional character, but to become a living version would be impossible. Videographer / director: Joel Forrest Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Trans Burlesque Star Spends $250K On Her Perfect Body: HOOKED ON THE LOOK5m58s

Trans Burlesque Star Spends $250K On Her Perfect Body: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

Burlesque goddess Cassandra Cass stuns audiences with her jaw-dropping performances and endless confidence – but her life has not always been so glamorous. The 33-year-old was raised as a farm boy by an overbearing father, and was disowned by her family when she revealed her desire to become a beautiful woman. When she was just 18, Cassandra packed up her car and drove 1,500 miles from Iowa to Florida, where she stumbled across the burlesque scene and decided to unleash her own inner diva. Her transition and subsequent plastic surgery cost over $250,000, and Cassandra has had almost every cosmetic procedure possible, including numerous breast augmentation surgeries and bum implants. Now a successful Hollywood performer and actress, Cassandra is encouraging other people to stand up to discrimination and follow their dreams. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Emma Pearson, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal, Jack Stevens

Fishermen Catch Thousands Of Sardines During Migration1m00s

Fishermen Catch Thousands Of Sardines During Migration

Teams of fishermen gather together for the catch of the day as thousands of sardines migrate from the Indian ocean to the African coast. Photographer Ahmed Mohamed Al Toqi captured the series of breathtaking images in Dhofar during the sardine migration, after spending many early mornings with the fishermen. Using several cameras, including a drone, Al Touqi photographed the teams of fishermen hard at work from above and close-up as they haul thousands of fish from the sea. Photographer: Ahmed Mohamed Al Toqi Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Jay Sohrabi

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Published: April 6, 2017206 viewsVirality: 2%