Saturday 30 September 2017

16-Year-Old Girl Sings Most Difficult Opera Song Ever, Nails It!

16-year-old Rachele Gilmore sings The Doll Song from The Tales of Hoffmann. She was an understudy for Kathleen Kim in the role of Olympia in the opera. She only had a four hours' notice that she would sing that night. She ended up singing a High A-flat, the highest note to have ever been sung at the Met.

Thursday 28 September 2017

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Monday 25 September 2017

Dog from Puerto Rico sees snow for the first time.

Dog from Puerto Rico sees snow for the first time.

Competition: Win I Am Not Madame Bovary on DVD

I Am Not Madame Bovary is out on DVD on October 2nd and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

Acclaimed director Feng Xiaogang and superstar Fan Bingbing team up for this razor-sharp, intriguing tale of a wronged woman fighting for justice against her duplicitous husband and the government itself.

When Li Xuelian (Fan Bingbing) and her husband Qin Yuhe (Li Zonghan) stage a fake divorce to secure a second apartment reserved by the government for single people, all seems to go to plan. Six months later, Qin remarries, as agreed… but to a different woman. Furious, Li files a lawsuit with the County Court, but loses the case after the Judge remains convinced the divorce papers are in order.

Refusing to accept the court's findings, Li appeals to the Chief Justice, the County Chief, and even the Mayor, but fails at every turn. She decides that only Qin can give her peace of mind, if he will just acknowledge that the divorce was fake. Instead, he publicly accuses her of being a "promiscuous woman"- an accusation that drives Li back to the courts, and to the capital, to redeem her reputation once and for all.

Shot partly in a circular aspect ratio, mirroring the literati paintings of the Song Dynasty, I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY offers a powerful, compelling and hilarious social satire, which transcends all cultures in uniquely stylish fashion.

You can buy  I Am Not Madame Bovary from Amazon UK using the following link that opens in a new window.
I Am Not Madame Bovary [DVD] [2017]


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1. Closing date 09-10-17
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
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Sunday 24 September 2017

Wednesday 20 September 2017

TIMELAPSE - Hello Josephine (Time Flies When...)

Hello Josephine (Time Flies When...)

Filmed between March 2012 - April 2015

Monday 18 September 2017

Wayne Rooney Arrives At Court On Drink Drive Charge

Everton forward Wayne Rooney arrives at Stockport Magistrates' Court, where he is charged with drink-driving.

Jen Selter & Instagram's Most Popular Body Part Models: How To Get Real Followers for Fake Fitness!

We already know that you can become famous for having a big butt. Social media stars like Jen Selter and Sommer Ray are proof of that. Rise of celebrities with prominent rear-ends, like Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Nicki Minaj offer further evidence of this. But can you also become famous on Instagram for PRETENDING to have a big butt? In Episode 1 of Nerd City's Try Hards, we put our theories to the test. After decades where long legs and flat stomachs held the public's gaze, is this now the age of the booty, where nothing else could matter more?

Sunday 17 September 2017

Scraps: Jordan Schlansky's Masterpiece - CONAN on TBS

Jordan Schlansky explains why "Star Wars" is superior to "Star Trek" for far far too long.

Saturday 16 September 2017

Manufacturing plywood boards: then and now

Plywood is a simple material made by glueing together thin sheets of wood, known as veneers or plies. These basic elements have remained broadly the same throughout its history. The most significant breakthrough in its production came in the early 1800s with the development of steam-powered machines that could cut veneers cheaply. The most influential of these was the rotary veneer cutter.

The cutter rotates a log against a wide, horizontal blade, causing it to ‘peel’ into a continuous sheet of wood. This enables the creation of longer, wider sheets of veneer than previously possible and with little waste. Using these machines meant that plywood could be manufactured quickly and inexpensively on a large scale.

This film shows the stages in manufacturing plywood boards in the mid-20th century and today. The process remains essentially unchanged, although today many of the machines are much faster and computer controlled.

Produced as part of the V&A exhibition Plywood: Material of the Modern World (15 July – 12 November 2017).

Friday 15 September 2017

African Cheetah Versus Meerkats

Kinji the Cheetah is something special. He honestly tries making friends with everyone... especially the animals that lives within his reach. I've mentioned before he is very clever and extremely calm and non aggressive in nature. Chloe the dog bites him on the lips sometimes when he bothers her to much and he accepts the consequences and never retaliates. He is a fun loving cheetah who loves to play and loves MEERKATS!

Here he is at 8 months and 2 years old trying to get the meerkats to scratch him. He ends up purring to the delight of getting a grooming from these small creatures. He has no idea they want to kill him! Meerkats are territorial and do not like predators.

Staff label Kinji as "The cheetah that doesn't purr" and it is rare for sure. I've only heard him purr when eating sometimes, playing with a toy sometimes, and encountering his meerkat friends. I was very happy to hear and record his purr. A cheetah purr is quickly becoming my favorite sound in the world... so relaxing, calming, and something that penetrates the psyche down to the rudimentary soul for me. A purrs is designed to calm tensions; letting others around them know a friendly cat is present.

Thursday 14 September 2017

The worst car to buy your teenager is an ex-cop car

Doug has bought and sold cars worth seven figures but some of the most fun he has had was in his Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Tuesday 12 September 2017

BUGATTI Chiron 0-400-0 km/h in 42 seconds – A WORLD RECORD #IAA2017

World record for the BUGATTI Chiron: the 1,500 PS super car has accelerated from a standing start to 400 km/h (249 mph) and braked back to a standstill in just 42 seconds (41.96). This is the fastest time ever reached and officially measured for this driving manoeuvre for a production vehicle throughout the world. The Chiron completed the manoeuvre in a distance of only 3.112 kilometres. This underscores the supercar’s unique position in the extreme performance range. The world record was set by Juan Pablo Montoya, winner of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, two-time winner of the Indy 500 and three-time winner of the 24 hours of Daytona. The 0-400-0 manoeuvre is the first step on the way to a new world speed record for production vehicles which Bugatti intends to set in 2018 and a further highlight in the success story of the Chiron.

Please note: The video shows the actual 0-400-0 run in real time, so it is 41.96 seconds long.

Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 35.2 /extra urban 15.2 /combined 22.5; CO2 emissions, combined, g/km: 516; efficiency class: G

Every major network the moment 9/11 occurred simultaneously

Every major network the moment 9/11 occurred simultaneously

Monday 11 September 2017

Resident uses AquaDam to protect home from floodwaters

ROSHARON, Texas - Of the thousands of homes evacuated and damaged by flooding in Brazoria County, one family’s home is high and dry on West FM 1462 in Rosharon.

Randy Wagner decided to take a chance on something called an Aqua Dam, a product he discovered online.

Rosharon, and many parts of Brazoria County were filled with military vehicles and airboats to facilitate mandatory evacuations when the Brazos River began to overflow.

“Your family being relocated and you know it’s heartbreaking to know that that could happen,” said Wagner.

Wagner was determined to find a way to save his home, after Brazos River Authority warned residents of the approaching floods that hadn’t been seen in decades.

“To not know what that level was going to stop at, I needed to prepare for something that no one has seen,” said Wagner.

Saturday 9 September 2017

What actually happens when gay guys see other gay guys and straight people aren't around

This rare, never before seen video documents the secret interactions of gay men that only take place when there are no straight people present.

Friday 8 September 2017

Carl Sagan - How We Know The Earth Is Round

The legendary Carl Sagan brilliantly demonstrates how Eratosthenes proved a spherical Earth. Hard to believe that some people still deny this 2200 years later.

Thursday 7 September 2017

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Diving bell spiders - spinning web underwater

Argyroneta aquatica the Diving Bell Spider it the UK's only fully aquatic species of spider. They are rarely seen but are amazing creatures. This film explores how they hunt and live underwater.

Film by James Dunbar
Narrated by Dave Gillies

Monday 4 September 2017

Sunday 3 September 2017

Noisy kittens waiting for dinner!

7 week old fostered kittens waiting on their dinner being prepared. They had been ill with cat flu and were just starting to get their appetite back. Because of their condition I had to chop their food finely and then add water and their medication to it. Once they were old enough and healthy enough the kittens were eventually re-homed in pairs to two loving families. They were never purposely starved for entertainment - Cats can be very impatient and demanding!

Saturday 2 September 2017

The Rio Olympics were only a year ago, but the venues look like they've been deserted for decades

Officials in Rio de Janeiro hoped hosting the 2016 Olympics would help make it a first-class city. Instead, many buildings and stadiums made for the games have gone unused since the event ended.

Friday 1 September 2017

Video For Practicing Eye Contact

Being able to keep eye contact with a girl is a sign of confidence and the first step to getting her attracted.

If you have a hard time holding eye contact with a girl, she will feel that you are not ready to date her yet.

To get better at maintaining eye contact with a girl, use this video for practice.

Expand the video and close everything else until it feels like it's just you and the girl in the video.

Practice holding eye contact with her until you feel comfortable looking a girl in the eyes while you're talking to her.