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Chinese Artist in Beijing creates masterpiece in 3 minutes43s

Chinese Artist in Beijing creates masterpiece in 3 minutes

This artist grabs every tourist's attention in Summer Palace, Beijing, China. Touring China requires that someone is up to the challenge of conquering the seemingly endless stairs that leads to one palaces or monasteries. If you want to see various attractions, you have to prepare yourself to handle not only stairs but to hike on steep mountains. Tired with our trip to the ever famous China Wall, we have lost our energy to tackle more stairs and more hiking when we came to the Summer Palace. Eager and curious to see what the temples look and what are inside these temples, we climbed stairs and was welcomed by an artist who was creating on the spot artworks for tourist to buy. In this video, you will see him putting the final touches to his artwork. We recorded the whole process but we opted to cut it off because some people were blocking the view. He was able to complete this in less than 3 minutes. The purchaser was beaming as she handed over yuan paper bills to the artist. Everyone wanted to get a glimpse of what this artist was doing. Without us noticing, we were already pushed aside and was not able to record more. With this artist, it was worth climbing stairs to see what is at the top of those stairs. Of course, the temples were nice too.

Published: April 19, 2018205 plays$0.56 earned
Eight-Year-Old Singer Wins The Hearts Of Millions Of Viewers4m13s

Eight-Year-Old Singer Wins The Hearts Of Millions Of Viewers

When you look at this 8-year-old girl with an angel face, you cannot imagine how many difficulties and hardships she has already overcome. Yaroslava Degtyareva (also called Yasya) is a young Russian singer. She started singing at the age of five, shortly after being involved in a serious car accident. The girl was so seriously injured that she couldn't even walk. Yaroslava got several serious surgeries, including the replacement of an eyeball and the insertion of a pin into the leg. The girl's mother was worried because her daughter had to relearn how to move and to walk. However, little Yaroslava was always positive and cheered on by her mother. Despite her young age, the girl kept on going to achieve her dream, a dream to sing. Finally, at the age of 7, she has risen to the big stage as part of the project “The Voice of Russia: Kids,” and has become one of the finalists on the show. Her special tender voice moved the audience: Yaroslava has stolen the hearts of Russian and International viewers and made it to the finals stage of the competition. This talented little girl has an amazing performance singing the Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song”. Her voice is inspiring, powerful and moving and it leaves us with our jaws dropped. It would be an incredible performance from an experienced adult performer but to come from one so young and so tiny, it is beyond words. She knows how to hold our visual attention despite barely moving except to rock from one foot to the other. Yaroslava continues with her rehabilitation. She is going on tour with concerts and visits hospitals to cheer on other little patients and to sing for them.

Grandma With Alzheimer's Tries To Remember Her Age During Birthday Party1m07s

Grandma With Alzheimer's Tries To Remember Her Age During Birthday Party

Birthdays are a great occasion to celebrate the passage of the precious gift called life. We should be grateful that we have made it through another year and we shouldn’t take it for granted. Because some people, due to a debilitating illness, can’t remember their age. Such a terrifying illness is Alzheimer and this super granny suffers from it. It really took a toll on her and yet she feels overjoyed when it is time to celebrate her birthday. She is turning 85 this year and we see how she shares a heartwarming moment for the camera during the celebration party. She may not remember her exact age but her face tells a story of happiness and excitement. While this grandma is holding the birthday card in her hands another female voice is finishing reading by saying ‘Happy birthday, Love, Pat and Roy’. Her reaction is honest and genuine and she keeps repeating ‘Thank you, thank you’. I really wanted that’, which makes everybody else gathered around her bursts out laughing. When asked how old is she, she gets a little bit confused asking back what was the question to which she answers self-confidently 84. Questions apparently make her feel puzzled so when the others say no, she mistakes her age adding ten years more to the real one. Being agile and strong like she is, this granny will certainly make to one hundred. As the others say - she is just a girl. Well, we wish this girl to spend her life in peace and well-being.

94-year-old Indian grandma sings British National Anthem from 80 years ago38s

94-year-old Indian grandma sings British National Anthem from 80 years ago

Check it out as this 94-year-old grandma sings 'God Save The Queen' from her childhood memory. The song was the national anthem of India at that time when King George V was in reign from 1910 - 1936. During those times India was a part of the British empire and this woman was (and still is) living in India. Incredible!

Published: March 21, 2018207 plays$0.44 earned
Listen How This 9-Year-Old Girl Slays 'Don't Rain On My Parade'1m51s

Listen How This 9-Year-Old Girl Slays 'Don't Rain On My Parade'

There is a hidden talent in every kid. While others love to dance, sing or act, others like to keep things tidy, the build miniatures with ease, paint or even juggle. Whatever it is, every kid deserves to be allowed to nurture that talent. Thanks to the televised talent shows, all of these talents can now be showcased to the public and many, both young and old, get to practice them for real. But we are not here to talk about the painter or jugglers. We are here to talk about a talented little singer from Ireland who swooped the judges off their feet with her rendition of an old and very famous song! This is 9-year-old Cora Harkin. When the little girl from Derry stood on stage in front of Louis Walsh, Denise Van Outen, Michelle Visage and Jason Byrne to perform her rousing rendition of Barbra Streisand’s ‘Don't Rain On My Parade’, no one expected her clear voice and incredible pitch! The judges were left in awe! Every single one of them had the best things to say about her singing, calling her “the second coming of Barbra Streisand”. All four judges were on their feet, joining the thunderous applause from the audience. Just wow! Cora still sings, even in the comfort of her own home. It doesn’t matter if it’s a crammed auditorium or her parent’s living room, her voice resonates with such clarity, it is difficult not to feel moved by it.

Jacobs Story4m30s

Jacobs Story

Jacob's Story is the third film in the TryLife film series. Jacob is 15 and his mental health is largely affected by the people around him, In TryLife you are the director and you choose what happens next. In Jacobs Story you follow his best friends Michael and Arrobella to see what is happenning in Jacobs life and how it affects him. See more at www.trylife.tv

Professor Stephen Hawking 1942 - 20181m29s

Professor Stephen Hawking 1942 - 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018). Widely regarded as one of the world’s most brilliant minds, Stephen Hawking, who died this week at the age of 76, was known throughout the world for his contributions to science, his books, his television appearances, his lectures and through biographical films. He leaves three children and three grandchildren. All of us at Cambridge University will miss him greatly. Audio recording taken from Professor Hawking's 75th birthday celebrations. Credit: Cambridge University

The First Ever Rubik's Cube Champion Can Still Keep Up With His Record37s

The First Ever Rubik's Cube Champion Can Still Keep Up With His Record

On a day-to-day basis, we consider ourselves to be pretty smart people. And then comes the topic for the Rubik’s cube. We cannot even attempt to solve a Rubik’s Cube, but we are seriously amazed that there are people out there who can do it so easily. We’ve been told that there are little steps and patterns to follow in order to solve one, and if you do it successfully once, you can keep practicing until you solve it with ease. But, no use. It’s too complicated, we give up. However, there are some people who had mastered the Rubik’s cube and are champions in solving it! Literally! Minh Thai is a Vietnamese-American speedcuber. As a sixteen-year-old student, he won the first World chamionship in 1982 in Budapest, Hungary with a best single of 22.95 seconds using a corners first method. Simply amazing! 1979 was the year he came to the USA from Vietnam as a refugee, without knowing any word English! Seven days after buying a Cube in June 1981, he could do it in under two minutes. Now, years have passed from his youth and glory. However, we have this video proving to all of us that he's still got some talent left after all these years. Do you think we can ask him for a tutorial? It’s really mesmerizing to watch him. Well, it looks like he needs a thunderclap!

Published: November 5, 2015181,435 views
Old Man Pulls Off Incredibly Bold Trick With His Skateboard31s

Old Man Pulls Off Incredibly Bold Trick With His Skateboard

Skateboarding is not for kids only. It is for all of those who have young spirit and are not afraid to learn some tricks. It is not just about covering long distances but it is mostly used for making some crazy maneuvers. Skateboarding ranks with rap music and the sport art might still be the most beautiful when it is at its simplest: four wheels and a hard surface. The man in this video is Neal, also known as "The Dude" delivers an epic trick at the Palm Springs Skate Park. Of course, it is pretty beautiful when somebody spends a ton of cash to make places where skaters can skate things built specifically for skateboarding. This park where Neal is about to perform his courageous trick is totally designed to challenge the skills of both in-line skaters and skateboarders alike. We are not sure in which category Neal falls but that does not matter as long as skaters can learn new incredible tricks and they can only admire him for his boldness at such an age. This only means that a book should not be judged by its cover. Neal does not look like an advanced street skater neither does he look like an entry level skater but he nevertheless challenges the children who watch him. He uses the steel grind rail and behaving nonchalantly he takes the skateboard in his hands, finger flipping it from the rail expecting to fall properly on the ground. He fails the first time, but he does not give up. He succeeds the second time when we see him taking power over the board, he mounts on it and tries to keep his balance as he slowly finishes the ride. And this olds man does not even wear a helmet, knee pads or elbow pads, in spite of the strict rules in the park. He acts totally free and is proud for that.

Kaila Mullady: First ever female beatboxing champion1m53s

Kaila Mullady: First ever female beatboxing champion

Kaila Mullady speaks out about her inspirational journey. Despite numerous judgments and obstacles, Kaila has broke through all barriers that were in her way to becoming the first woman to hold the title of the World Beatbox Champion. In 2015, she succeeded in obtaining that title. Now, Kaila has been teaching blind and mentally handicap students beatboxing as a form of speech therapy.

Help Chantel Find Her Long-Lost Biological Sister1m00s

Help Chantel Find Her Long-Lost Biological Sister

Chantel is 41 years old and for her whole life a secret had been kept from her. As her mother lay dying in an Edmonton hospital, Chantel was at her bedside. Chantel's aunt decided to finally share the news that Chantel was not an only child as she had always believed. Chantel had a sister who had been given up for adoption soon after birth, five years before Chantel herself was born. Her aunt had hoped that breaking the silence would prompt a discussion between Chantel and her mother that would reveal the details surrounding the birth of her sister. Unfortunately, it was a conversation that never happened. Chantel's mother passed away a few days later. She had already lost her father prior to that. Chantel's heart cried at the thought that she had a 100% biological sister but she had very little information to help track her down. She immediately knew that she had to reveal the long kept secret! Chantel could not obtain contact information through the government due to privacy issues but they told her that her sister had been born Hailey Dawn Jones in July of 1971. Chantel's mother, then Shannon Florence Jones, kept her daughter for a few months before making the agonizing decision to give her up for a better life. Shannon was 17 at the time, a single mother, and she knew she couldn't provide for her daughter. It isn't known if she kept her name, but Hailey was adopted by a 43 year old Scottish farmer and his 42 year old German wife. They were Mormons and they already had 2 boys aged 9 and 11 and 2 girls aged 8 and 5. Both played the piano. Hailey was born with blond hair and blue eyes. She is 46 years of age at this time. Chantel decided to take her search to social media and ask for the internet's help. She created a video that outlines what she knows and pleads for information from anyone who can help her. Numerous media outlets have shared her story and the video has registered almost 250,000 views. Despite a heartwarming outpouring of support, Chantel is still waiting for that call that will reunite her with her long lost sister. Could Hailey also be looking for Chantel? It isn't known if she even knows that she was adopted. If you have any information that could help these sisters find each other, please email Chantel at "chantelleigh4776@gmail.com". And please share this video anywhere you can.

Parkinson's Disease Patient Has Incredible Results After Therapy3m48s

Parkinson's Disease Patient Has Incredible Results After Therapy

"I tagged many of my friends who are therapists to share the results that I had with a patient of mine who has Parkinson's Disease. The results were instantaneous and phenomenal! But let me start at the beginning, on the first therapy session with Larry he presented with the classic textbook style gait pattern of a person with Parkinson's Disease, I went with the traditional approach during our gait training session which yielded very little results. You see the problem is that Larry like many others with Parkinson's know what they are supposed to do and how they are supposed to do it but their bodies simply won't cooperate. So I thought to myself there just has to be a better way, I went home did a little research and came across a study that used music to aid in facilitating a more natural gait pattern. "On my next session with Larry I used my phone to play a song that I felt like had a good rhythm to ambulate to and honestly I don't know who was more shocked at the immediate results! He just took off walking without a hitch, we walked all over his house, even through doorways with ease which previously had been very difficult for him! I literally had goosebumps for hours! He became so steady and confident that he just pushed his walker off to the side and continued to ambulate without any AD! I have never seen results of this magnitude this quickly before and by the end of the session we were all in tears but they were definitely happy tears!" ***A special thanks to Larry and his sweet wife Kathy Pruitt Jennings for allowing me to share their story with you and hopefully get the word out so that others with Parkinson's might have the same results! ***A big shout out to the camera guy with his mad videotaping skills and for taking time out of his day to come help me with this! Credit: Anicea Renee Gunlock

Adorable Maestro Orchestrates Performers In Subway Station51s

Adorable Maestro Orchestrates Performers In Subway Station

Now, this is an absolutely priceless moment! Watch as a "little maestro" joins in on a subway performance in a station in Istanbul, Turkey. She joins in on the act, ends up directing the performers and it turns out to be the sweetest thing ever. You can see her dancing around while waving the baton all over the place to instruct the band to stop and begin consistently over and over again. Isn't she just the sweetest? With the flick of her wand and the pluck on the strings of the instruments, an ordinary day turned into an impromptu art performance for the people who found themselves on that subway station that day. It is a simple concert hall, filled with smiles, laughter, and joy. It is just further proof that nothing can bring random people so close together as the gift of music and the innocence of a child. These men probably never get this much attention from their public, but on this day all eyes were on them and their miniature maestro. We have to tip our hats to these fellas, acknowledging the girl’s enthusiasm and going along with it. It is like they have an instant connection, right then and there. Usually, we take these musicians for granted, but this girl knew they needed someone to see them and that is what she did. Brava!

Published: January 27, 2017735,696 plays$2,001.62 earned
Talented Six-Year-Old Girl Tackles The Ski Slopes At Night57s

Talented Six-Year-Old Girl Tackles The Ski Slopes At Night

You know you have the guts when you are only a little toddler and you are ready to take some risks. Being brave and confronting your fears is not always easy, especially not when you are only a toddler. Charlee is six-years-old and she has been skiing since she was two. She enjoys any chance she gets to explode downhill as fast as she can. Watch how confident she is when she tackles the slopes with such an ease! Footage shows the first time Charlee went night skiing and you can tell by her raising her arms in the air how excited she is to conquer the run that is ahead of her. This video was taken at Bigwhite Ski Resort which is a fabulous family style hill with amazing instructors to help children and people of all ages get the proper training to constantly challenge them to become better and better at skiing. Watch how well-balanced Charlee is as she twists and swirls the slopes in zic-zac manner, conquering the run with such professionalism. Not even the turns can frighten her because she has learned and practiced her techniques that well, an advanced skier can only envy her! Her parents must be very proud of their talented girl. One of her parents, supposedly her dad, is following her every footstep down the tracks, recording her wonderful maneuver on camera! Night skiing is the sport of skiing or snowboarding after sundown, offered at many ski resorts and mountains. There are usually electric lights along the piste which allow for better visibility. It was invented by Webb Moffet who used to own a ski area near Seattle, which is now called Summit West. He bought huge flood lights and aimed them at the hill, so his employees could have some fun after the customers went home.

Published: February 1, 2018278 plays$0.72 earned
Brave Man Jumps Into Freezing Waters In -76°F Weather27s

Brave Man Jumps Into Freezing Waters In -76°F Weather

A bizarre video has emerged of a man jumping into freezing water in -76°F weather. Oymyakon, Russia is known as one of the coldest permanently inhabited locales on Earth, but that didn’t stop one guy from going for a causal swim! Humans evolved in the warm tropics but eventually, our species began to scatter into cooler climes more than two million years ago. Yet even after all that time, we still need a lot of help surviving the bitterly cold.Thick gloves and puffy jackets can’t protect us against every frigid environment! The wonderful landscape we see in this video gives us the impression of a winter wonderland, given everything around is covered in white. However, the water might be freezing but surprisingly it is not frozen. What would make you jump into freezing cold waters? To save a loved one or a pet? How about just for fun? Footage shows a man coming out of a van wearing only his underwear in the freezing temperatures of only -76°F while a whole team is waiting for him to perform a daredevil jump in the freezing water. The cold temperature makes this man scream his lungs out as he makes a brief pose for the camera and goes for his historic jump. First he dips his toes and feet into the freezing water and few moments later he takes a leap of faith and jumps in the water, while freezing waters cover his body. Moments later, he jumps out of the water and rushes towards the van. We cannot help but wonder whether he lost a bet and had to take a swim in the freezing waters, or he did it just to show off his ability to endure frigid temperatures?

Friendly Spider-man 2m13s

Friendly Spider-man "pays the price" for being street superhero

Toronto Spider-man, Mark Zilio, also known as Peter Parkour, demonstrates his ability to entertain people passing by. With a quick wit, one liners, and super climbing ability, he makes them laugh or stop for selfies and video. He offers friendly greetings and shows concern, asking them to please stay safe. Staying in character, he jokes about Mary Jane, J. Jonah Jameson and his relocation from the streets of New York to Ontario's capital city, Toronto. He will happily strike a pose while they capture the shot. Perched on garbage cans and street signs, he takes his part seriously. Spider-man also talks openly about the city's requirement that all street performers (buskers) must hold a valid licence and permit to practice their art on the street. He pays the price to perform: $79 for the licence and a $44 yearly renewal fee. But Spider-man isn't just a pretend crime fighter. He actually made national news after he apprehended a shoplifter who was making a getaway from a costume store at Halloween. The woman was being chased by two security guards when Zilio saw that they needed some help. He swooped in and caught the thief, restraining her until security could catch up and make the arrest. Like something out of a movie or comic book, Zilio put an end to the crime in true superhero fashion. He modestly brushed off the incident as just doing his civic duty when he was asked by media to comment at the time. He took the same approach when asked to comment during this video. As required, he displays the licence and permit for all to see while he engages the public. He also displays a subtle tip jar beside the licence, in the hope that the passersby will feel his routine is worth a little spare change. Occasionally, Spidey will politely invite people to contribute a little towards his income. Like all street performers, Zilio buys his groceries and pays his rent, as well as his busking licence, with the generosity of those who think his entertainment is worth some "Spidey cents". What Zilio doesn't comment on, but what you can clearly see in this video, is that tips are hard to come by. The vast majority of people will laugh, converse with him, even stop to take photos and videos, without dropping a dollar or two. In a country where we pride ourselves on generosity and politeness, this seems less Canadian than one would expect. As a matter of etiquette, if a street performer makes you laugh, stop to watch, or if you take a picture, you really owe him or her a dollar or two. And if you're going to post it on social media, maybe it's even worth a five. This is even more true for a modest superhero like Zilio who actually fights crime when it happens on his watch.

Published: January 26, 201817,108 plays$22.50 earned
Soda Machine Goes Through 175 Steps Before You Actually Get Your Drink3m41s

Soda Machine Goes Through 175 Steps Before You Actually Get Your Drink

Have you ever seen a contraption like this before? This has to be one of the most complicated and coolest ways to get you Coca-Cola! User Berlagawesome spent 140 hours (over three months) in total in putting this video together with the coke dispenser failing 114 times before he finally got it to work. This takes a lot of time and dedication. User Berlagawesome wasn't going to give up, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again! The amount of times this Coca-Cola dispenser had to be reset is crazy. It has 175 steps and many of them are multi-use elements. Going back to reset these 175 steps every time must have take a lot of time! Lucky for us, Berlagawesome continues to keep trying until he succeeded so we got to see this awesome contraption! During the whole video, your eyes are glued to the screen. Every different step is very creative and fascinating. You have to have lots of talent to make something as cool as this. Credit to 'Berlagawesome'. Music: Itro - Yeah. Check out this video of a very unique soda machine that requires 175 steps! Have you ever made something similar to this before? What was your favorite trick in the video? Let us know in the comment section down below!

We Will Buy Whatever This Door-To-Door Salesman Will Try To Sell Us7m13s

We Will Buy Whatever This Door-To-Door Salesman Will Try To Sell Us

Got water stains on your windows? Calcium stains where those flower pots used to sit? Stubborn stains on the carpet? Cat shedding too much? Sinuses bothering you all year long? Mother-in-law won’t go away? Just open the door the next time Kenny Brooks rings your doorbell, because he probably has a fix for anything that ails you! This couple’s neighbor called Kenny “Nicolas Cage”, ‘cause he was gone in sixty seconds! The dude has got a disease called enthusiasm and he cut straight to the muster, spraying his product on the window to clean those water spots off the glass. Not only did they come out, but they didn’t come back after excessive rubbing! Say what? When Kenny saw the calcium stains on the porch, he told the good folks that his mama said “if it’s darker than me and it don’t pay the bills, it shouldn’t be there”. A few sprays of his green concoction and a few rubs with the brush later, whatever was there is gone. He tells the couple of the HBO special, which means “Help a Brotha Out”, making his prospective buyers laugh while he demonstrates the power of his “Advantage Cleaner”. Kenny could probably be the best door-to-door salesman, talking fast, using all sorts of cultural references, while giving you a good laugh and offering you all sorts of benefits from his product. From what we could tell that stuff works, but if you were to leave this man on Antarctica with nothing but a parka, he would make a fortune selling ice to polar bears, he is that good. Watch this clip if you don’t believe us!

Published: January 26, 2018676 plays$1.53 earned