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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

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. Actually that was the reason he fell in love with her when they first met in high school. 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 Ponytail 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. One of her daughters still can not decide whether to cut her hair a few inches or not. So, as Tere Lynn says, she will leave her beautiful daughters to decide for themselves what to do with their long curls when they grow up enough. Hmm… We wonder how would their hair will look like when they turn 18!

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

The Child Who’s Made Of ‘Glass’: BORN DIFFERENT6m30s

The Child Who’s Made Of ‘Glass’: BORN DIFFERENT

Fragile Zoe Lush has a rare condition which means her bones are so delicate they ‘break in the wind’. Zoe broke several bones whilst she was still in the womb, shattered her collarbone during birth and broke another 100 bones before her first birthday. Now Zoe, who is six-years-old, has broken almost every bone in her body and was almost internally decapitated after bones in her neck began to wear away. Zoe lives with her mum Chelsea Lush, dad, Curtis Lush, and three year old brother Felix, in Huntington Beach, California. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Emma Pearson, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Ian Phillips

Trans Model Gets Sugar Daddy To Pay For Surgery: EXTREME LOVE4m43s

Trans Model Gets Sugar Daddy To Pay For Surgery: EXTREME LOVE

A 21-year-old trans woman is finally able to have gender reassignment surgery, thanks to her 61-year-old sugar daddy boyfriend - who is also her ex-fiancé. Having dated for just over a year, Anastasia and her partner broke off their engagement at the start of 2017 but still date and are on such good terms he is paying for her surgery. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

Living With BIID: I Want To Cut Off My Leg5m18s

Living With BIID: I Want To Cut Off My Leg

STANDING on one leg and balancing on crutches Nick O’Hallaron gives the impression of a man who was born without a right leg. But the truth is, this scenario is just wishful thinking for the 29-year-old from Edinburgh. He is actually a fully able-bodied man who longs to be an amputee. And he’s not alone. Nick, is one of the very few people in the UK known to be suffering from BIID - Body Integrity Identity Disorder - a rare neurological condition that makes people unable to recognise certain body parts as their own. Videographer / director: Rory Dunning Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Down’s Syndrome Twins Are One In A Million: BORN DIFFERENT5m29s

Down’s Syndrome Twins Are One In A Million: BORN DIFFERENT

IN MATCHING blue jeans, white smocks and suede boots, five year-old identical twins Abigail and Isobel are not only impossible to tell apart - they’re also one in a million twins. Because while the chances of giving birth in the UK to a baby with Down’s syndrome is approximately one in 1,000, the odds of giving birth to identical twins with the condition is one in a million. Mum and dad Jodi and Matt Parry couldn’t be prouder of their daughters and say even if their adorable girls could be born again without Down’s syndrome, they wouldn’t wish for Abigail and Isobel to be any different. Videographer / director: Tom White Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

My Albino Children: Black Brazilian Family Have Three White-Skinned Children4m09s

My Albino Children: Black Brazilian Family Have Three White-Skinned Children

When Rosamere Fernanda de Andrade first held her newborn baby she assumed there had been a mix up.  Rosamere and ex-husband, Joao, are both black - but their daughter, Ruth, had white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. But it was no mistake - Ruth, suffers from a rare generic condition called albinism and has no skin pigment. Since then Rosamere, 31, has had two more albino children as well as three black kids. So stark is the difference between Rosamere and three of her children, she is often mistaken for their nanny. Albinism is a condition characterized by the absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes - which leaves sufferers exposed to a range of afflictions. The youngsters are so sensitive to sunlight that they need factor 100 sun block every two hours - and only allowed to play outdoors at night.  The family's neighbors have started to avoid them, saying they were cursed. Ruth, Estefani and Kauan have all been bullied at school for their light skin, the white hair and they way they squint at the blackboard, because albinism affects their eyesight as well. The lack of pigment in the irises (the colored part of the eye) sometimes may make them look transparent, because the irises can't block light from entering the eye completely. Videographer: Laurentiu Garofeanu Producer: Jack McKay Editor: Joshua Douglas / Ian Phillips

Underwater Cosplay Photography Creates Surreal Worlds: MAKING MAD3m04s

Underwater Cosplay Photography Creates Surreal Worlds: MAKING MAD

Some of the world’s best cosplay stars have teamed up with photographer Brett Stanley to create incredible dreamlike underwater images. Brett started working with cosplay and fantasy performers such as Ian Hencher and Hannah Mermaid in 2016, hoping that this latest project would create a setting worthy of their incredible costumes. Cosplay artists are known to create their own fantasy personas based on animated TV shows, pop culture or their own imaginations, creating the perfect subjects for Brett’s dream-like images. Videographer / director: Brett Stanley Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

New Delhi Street Food Stall Serves Snacks On Fire: MAKING MAD3m14s

New Delhi Street Food Stall Serves Snacks On Fire: MAKING MAD

SOME people like their street food hot, but this paan stall in New Delhi is taking things to to the next level - by setting it on fire. Pradhuman Shukla's family has owned a food stall selling paan in Delhi, India for 20 years and they're changing the paan game. Paan comprises a betel leaf stuffed with areca nut and occasionally tobacco and is chewed as a stimulant and then spat out or swallowed. But Pradhuman, 31, has reinvented the traditional Indian snack and has been attracting hundreds of brave customers by lighting the paan on fire and forcing it into their mouths. Videographer / director: Shams Qari Producer: Haziq Qadri, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Record Breaking Martial Artist Has Can Throw More Than 300 Punches In A Minute2m53s

Record Breaking Martial Artist Has Can Throw More Than 300 Punches In A Minute

Martial arts grandmaster holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest punch - performing 352 in a minute. Jayanth Reddy from Hyderabad, India has been practicing martial arts for the past 40 years and is an 8th Dan (degree) black belt Taekwondo Grand Master. Jayanth himself holds 15 Guinness World Records and 8 US Presidential Sports Awards, including breaking 34 8x4 inch cement blocks with spinning cartwheel kicks in one minute and 171 double roundhouse kicks in 60 seconds. Jayanth has trained hundreds of thousands of students across the country and many of his students are record holders themselves. He says: “It’s like internal medicine. A lot of people 60, 70-years-old are becoming so old that they can’t even walk properly. Whereas, I have seen the grandmasters who are 80, 90, 100-years-old and they are fit enough to walk, run and do all the things.” “My aim is to make everyone fit enough to be strong. As you know, the diseases are spreading and martial arts is something which we can contribute as the best fitness in the world. So I teach a lot of secrets, how to clean organs, how to strengthen your heart. This we learnt from great Grand Masters from all over the world.” finishes the grandmaster. Videographer / director: Chandra Sena Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

We Were Told To Give Up Our Autistic Twins: BORN DIFFERENT7m38s

We Were Told To Give Up Our Autistic Twins: BORN DIFFERENT

Parents of twins with autism so severe they were forced to contain them in a prison-like home have gone to great lengths to improve their behaviour. As Mark and Annie Montague walk arm in arm along the beach, with their 11-year-old twins chasing waves in and out of shore, they are the image of a perfect family. But their home in nearby Graveney, Kent tells a more complicated story. In this idyllic village, a detached ramshackle house stands surrounded by high fence posts and chicken wire. Inside, doors are bolted shut, telephones are hidden in locked wooden boxes metres from the ground and barring a table, few chairs and a sofa there is no furniture. No carpets line the floors and a lone painting is tightly screwed in place. This has been a way of life for the Montagues since their twins, Samuel and Jacob, 11, were diagnosed with severe autism when they were just two-years-old. Videographer / director: Jack Stevens Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Real-Life Rapunzel Has 90 Inch Long Hair And Is Proud Of It3m49s

Real-Life Rapunzel Has 90 Inch Long Hair And Is Proud Of It

Talk about serious commitment! Real-life Latvian Rapunzel Aliia Nasyrova has hair so long, her husband Ivan thinks of the locks as another member of the family. The 27-year -old took 20 years to grow out her 90 inch long, 4.5 pound heavy tresses. That thing is so long, it has it’s own space on the marital bed! Aliia’s hair takes a whole day to air dry and an entire hour to comb through fully. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that her mane attracts the stares of everyone in public, but her husband Ivan says he loves it and is proud of his wife for never cutting her hair. The Rapunzel from Samara, Russia uses about 22 pound of hair products to maintain the quality of her hair; this includes shampoos, conditioners and combs. The locks are so demanding, the couple even schedule their holidays around Aliia’s hair care regimen. Aliia got inspired to grow her hair long but her favorite female characters in fairy tales. She says: “I started to grow my hair because since childhood I liked long hair very much. And I was always attracted by long hair heroines from fairy tales.” The worst thing that has happened to the long-haired beauty was when she got chewing gum stuck in it and she had to cut off a chuck to get rid of it. Still, she dreams of getting into the Guinness Book of World Records. Best of luck, Aliia! Videographer / director: Eduard Kolik Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Nick Johnson Editor: James Thorne