Saturday, 18 May 2019

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Monday, 13 May 2019

Competition: Win Warren, Series 1 on DVD


Warren, Series 1 is released on DVD on May 20th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
TV favourite Martin Clunes returns to our screens as another man behaving badly: Warren, a hilariously pedantic driving instructor who thinks the world is against him, in prime-time sitcom currently airing on BBC One and coming to DVD and digital courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Created and written by upcoming British writing team Jimmy Donny Cosgrove and Paul McKenna (no, not that one), this original six-part comedy drama centres around Warren Thompson, who suddenly finds himself in his mid-50s, forced to up sticks from the south to Preston when his partner Anne’s (Lisa Millett – Robin Hood, Peterloo) father falls ill. Not blessed with patience, empathy, or any kind of paternal instinct whatsoever, cantankerous, blunt and grumpy, he just about tolerates his students, not to mention the two teenage stepsons he never wanted.

To put it delicately, Warren’s naturally difficult personality means he’s constantly finding himself in sticky situations. Set in his ways, he’s happy with a clean house, a neat garden, and a nice cup of tea…but always seems to end up on the verge of absolutely losing it. From neighbourly disputes to vendettas in both his personal and professional life, this uniquely British, crabby comedy hero will have you clutching your sides and clutching your pearls in equal measure.


Warren arrives on DVD and digital (to download and keep from iTunes, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play) so stick on your L plates and get ready for a bumpy ride.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who stars as Warren?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@tviscool.com

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1. Closing date 27-05-19
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.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Competition: Win Chimerica on DVD


Chimerica is released on DVD on May 20th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
EARNING PLAUDITS galore and described as an ‘electrifying thriller’ by The Guardian, Olivier award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s stage play Chimerica is set for the small screen treatment, as a powerful and timely four-part series. Airing on Channel 4 this Spring, this unique drama is set to arrive on DVD and digital from Acorn Media International.

Adapted by Kirkwood for TV, this fictional story about true events has been brought up to date using the notorious 2016 US Presidential election as a back drop. It explores the murky borders between fact and fiction, truth and censorship, political manipulation and personal sacrifice.

Award-winning actor Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, Disobedience) stars as Lee Berger, the photographer behind the seminal Tank Man of Tiananmen Square photo, captured during the deadly 1989 protests in China. Now working as a dedicated photojournalist in America, accusations of fake news are levelled against him, and he sets out to reclaim his credibility by searching for the subject of his most famous picture.

Joining Lee on his frantic search are seasoned reporter Mel Kincaid (Cherry Jones - Transparent, The Handmaid’s Tale), corporate market researcher Tess Kendrick (Sophie Okonedo - Hotel Rwanda, The Hollow Crown) and cynical newspaper boss Frank Sams (F. Murray Abraham - Homeland, The Grand Budapest Hotel). Lee also enlists the help of an old friend, Chinese activist Zhang Lin (Terry Chen - Jessica Jones, Birth of the Dragon), who has troubles of his own. Can he uncover the elusive truth before it is too late?

Exploring not just the relationship between East and West, but also some of the most pressing and important issues affecting society today, the series delves deep into the new world of fake news, censorship and the power of political protest, with the rise of Trump and the suppression of Chinese human rights protests mirroring each other in unexpected and unsettling ways.

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What is the name of the character played by Cherry Jones?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@tviscool.com

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1. Closing date 27-05-19
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.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Medieval wood riving – An attempt to recreate craftsmanship


The movie describes an attempt to split a thirteen meter long log of pine tree. The riving was done by radial cuts. The original was founded in the spire of the church of Hardemo southwest of Örebro city in the province of Närke. The church was built approximately between 1180 – 1220. These rafts are produced from the log by a method which never been documented before. One side of the rafts is raw sapwood which is rare in churches from the Middle age. All woodworking are done with tools that are modelled on archaeological findings. The felling and riving of the tree are performed with a few axes and tools.


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Inside a scam call center


These guys are a particularly nasty group from Kolkata in India. They run a refund scam and this video shows what their call center looks like, how they operate, who and where they are. I've sent a link to the unblurred version of this video to the Kolkata Cyber Police (for all the good that it will do).


Monday, 6 May 2019

Jimi Hendrix On An Acoustic Guitar


Jimi Hendrix On An Acoustic Guitar

Competition: Win Flack - Series 1 on DVD


Win Flack - Series 1 is released on 13th May


And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Meet Robyn, a sharp and witty high-flying publicity guru who can make her clients bad situations better with some expert spin, but when it comes to her own life things aren’t quite so straightforward.

Hollywood star Anna Paquin (The Piano, True Blood, X-Men) takes the lead in Flack, a brand-new darkly comedic drama that delves deep into the wild world of high stakes public relations.

Robyn is a senior publicist at Mills Paulson PR, under the tyrannical, but awe-inspiring boss Caroline, played with relish by  Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, Wanderlust, Chimerica). Then there’s the rest of the team: the tirelessly hedonistic yet brilliant PR powerhouse Eve, in a hilarious turn by Requiem’s Lydia Wilson, and the endlessly willing intern, Melody (Rebecca Benson – Game of Thrones).

Damage limitation is Robyn’s game, as she’s tasked with babysitting her clients and dealing with a litany of scandals that threaten their careers. Whether it’s bringing a footballer’s hook-up back from an overdose, saving a teenage pop singer’s career with a fake sex-tape, rescuing a comedian’s sell-out tour after an ill-judged performance that’s gone viral, or the influencer who needs to borrow a baby, Robyn and the agency will do anything to keep their clients’ reputations intact.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Which character does Anna Paquin play in Flack?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@tviscool.com

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 20-05-19
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.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Competition: Win Deutschland '86 on DVD


Deutschland '86 is released on 13th May

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Deutschland ’83 saw viewing figures in excess of 2.5 million, exceeding that of the seminal Nordic noir hit The Killing and putting Germany at the forefront of must watch television. This epic coming-of-age story is set against real events, culture wars and the political realities of Germany in the early 1980s and sees Jonas Nay (Line of Separation) as a spy at the centre of this suspenseful Cold War thriller. The series also features an era defining 1980s pop soundtrack that hits all the right nostalgic buttons (99 Red Balloons anyone?).

Deutschland ‘86 is an epic 10-part drama that catapults audiences into the tumultuous political landscape of 80s East Germany. We join Martin Rauch (Nay) in 1986 and East Germany is broken, Perestroika is real, terrorism plagues Europe, the AIDS crisis intensifies and the struggle against apartheid rages on. Banished for his sins in 1983, Rauch wallows in limbo until his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader – Aimée & Jaguar, The City and the City) conscripts him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad. They set off on an adventure through Africa, Western Europe and finally home to East Germany. Can mafioso-style Capitalism save Communism just in the nick of time?

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Which actor plays Martin Rauch in Deutschland '86?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@tviscool.com

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 20-05-19
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.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Hamm's Beer 1970s TV commercial


A vintage bit of bear n' beer in this early 1970s television ad for Hamm's Beer.


Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Day in the Life of a Typical Japanese Office Worker in Tokyo


Living in Japan and working in a Tokyo office - This is a Tokyo day in the life  of a Japanese Office Worker, 24 year old, Emi.  This is also a tour of her Japanese office, Pasona.  We start this typical day in her Japanese home, commute via train to her Tokyo office in Otemachi and spend a day in the life of Emi at her working place.  We see her typical working hours in Japan and how it is working in Japan as a female in her position.  Her day in the life in Japan may be a bit different than some Japanese salarymen, but her experiences in the office with chorei, senpai / kouhai, and kenshu is a very typical in experiences in many Japanese offices.  If you want to know how work in Japan or want to know how work in Tokyo, this could be how your job in Japan could be like. 

The Tokyo office itself, is probably an above average Japanese office in terms design and the business culture a bit more progressive than most traditional Japanese companies, but this Japanese company still maintains a very traditional Japanese office environment.  So all in all, this is an example of Japan life as well as Tokyo life if you were to work in a Japanese company.  You should always be aware of Japanese culture when working in a Japanese office.  This Japanese office has a gym, English school and even a farm all in the building.  Pasona is one of the largest staffing services company in Japan.  There’s about 4000 staff in her office alone and about 9000 in total worldwide. 


Monday, 29 April 2019

Madonna - Like A Virgin at 33rpm


Madonna - Like A Virgin at 33rpm

Competition: Win Line of Duty - Series 5 on DVD


Line of Duty - Series 5 is released on 6th May

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Line of Duty Series Five sees the return of AC-12 investigators Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), Detective Inspector Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) to tackle another major case of police corruption. The team are joined by some familiar faces, alongside a stellar line up of new characters, but who can they trust?

One of Britain’s great acting talents Stephen Graham gives an awe-inspiring turn as John Corbett, the ruthless leader of an Organised Crime Group (OCG) who hijack a seized drugs convoy. When three police officers are shot dead during the heist, AC-12 move in to investigate possible police collusion.  As the body count rises, AC-12 realise they could be facing their most vicious adversary yet.

With its intricate plots, and shocking twists that keep everyone guessing, there’s huge excitement building for the new series of the gripping Line of Duty, the show that everybody is talking about.

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COMPETITION CLOSED

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1. Closing date 13-05-19
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.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Blind Man Sees for the First Time in 38 Years


This video is going to make you laugh, and cry. Watch as a legally blind man sees for the first time in 38 years thanks to eSight - revolutionary electronic glasses that let those who are legally blind actually see.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Tony Hawk’s Path to Progression


"Learning new tricks is a landmark of skateboarding. It’s a process that is not always groundbreaking or easy to understand from a non-skating perspective. I documented the journey of doing an “NBD” (never been done) on vert in order to give a better understanding of what it takes to be innovative in a sport that constantly evolves; hours of attempts and a sprained ankle for a 3-second clip that could easily go unnoticed… but worth all the effort as far as I’m concerned." -Tony Hawk

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Jerry needs no help playing with his ball.


I built the ball machine because I thought my dog Jerry, might like it and that it would be something fun for me to build.  So after two years of on and off work, with many safety features such as IR proximity sensors to protect Jerry and my son from the machine, I finally complete. 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Ford GT goes 300.4 MPH in the Texas Mile


M2K Motorsports goes 300.4 MPH in One Mile
Standing Mile Record in the Texas Mile

Sunday, 7 April 2019

4 Levels Of Mario Music: Noob to Elite


How does the Super Mario Theme music sound played at 4 different levels on violin? Comment below another song or theme I should do in this style!

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

"It's Probably Been 2 Years Since I Could Use A Normal Toilet" | Dan's 80-lb Testicles


40 year old Dan Maurer suffers from a mysterious medical condition which has taken over his life. For the last 7 years, his testicle sack has been growing uncontrollably.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Competition: Win Pitching In - On DVD

Pitching In is released on 8th April

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
TV favourite Larry Lamb (Eastenders, Gavin and Stacey) returns to our screens as Frank Hardcastle, a recently widowed Londoner getting to grips with big changes in his life, in the Welsh-set comedy drama Pitching In currently airing on BBC One and coming to DVD and digital courtesy of Acorn Media International on 8 April 2019.

Welcome to Daffodil Dunes Holiday Park in the picturesque village of Glan Mor on the north Wales coast: the heartbeat of this close-knit community, run by salt-of-the-earth cockney Frank for 50 years. When his flighty daughter Carys (Caroline Sheen - Les Miserables) and grandson Dylan (William Romain – Creeped Out) show up at his 71st birthday party and announce they are staying for good, Frank considers whether it might be a good time to sell up and start again. Especially as local estate agent, Iona Driscoll (Hayley Mills - Wild at Heart) has a very tempting offer for him to consider…in more ways than one.

But Carys convinces her dad to let her become the park’s new manager, prompting a flurry of hare-brained schemes as she attempts to attract new customers and appease the long-term residents. Carys must also deal with her feelings for ex-fiancé Danny (Craig Russel - Hollyoaks) who runs the local pub with his new partner. Can she stay away from the man she jilted at the altar?

Telling the story of three generations of the same family, all struggling to make the best of a very unusual set up on the edge of the Irish sea, Pitching In also features Gavin and Stacey co-star Melanie Walters and Taj Atwal (Line of Duty, Stella). This community-spirited drama is touching, funny, and romantic.

Home really is what you make it, so settle in for this cracking coastal comedy.

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COMPETITION CLOSED


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 15-04-19
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.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Monday, 1 April 2019

The Story of "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65


When Eiffel 65 released 'Blue (Da Ba Dee),' it was a flop. They sold around 200 records, shrugged it off as a loss, and forgot about it. But in a wild turn of events, the track got picked up by a small local station before getting airplay on one of the biggest radio stations in Italy—and within days, it was steamrolling its way to becoming one of the biggest hits of the late 1990s, taking the electronic music group touring around the world as their song shot up the charts.

We met up with the members of Eiffel 65—Jeffrey Jey, Maurizio “Maury” Lobina, and Gabry Ponte—to find out the origin story behind "Blue," and hear what it was like to become international superstars in the blink of an eye.

Competition: Win Baptiste on DVD


Baptiste is released on 8th April

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
One of TVs best loved French detectives Julien Baptiste, played by the inimitable Tchéky Karyo, made a massive impact in the hugely successful drama The Missing Series 1 & 2 and has just returned to our screens with his very own show, Baptiste.

From Harry and Jack Wiliams, the respected writers of the acclaimed The Missing comes Baptiste, a thrilling new drama starring Karyo (The Patriot, La Femme Nikita) as the insightful, but stubborn eponymous investigator.

When Julien and his wife move to Amsterdam, his ex-girlfriend who happens to be the Chief of Police seeks out his help due to his questioning and persistent approach to crime solving. Baptiste becomes heavily embroiled in a case that peels back the layers of atrocity in the trade of sex and drugs and exposes the vile depths of human behaviour. Delving deep into the criminal underworld he soon uncovers a complex web of deceit and lies. Can he uncover the dark secrets hidden amongst the beautiful streets, canals and houses of the city?

With excitement building for the welcome return of our favourite detective, alongside a stellar cast including Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Rev) and Jessica Raine (Patrick Melrose, Call the Midwife), Baptiste is set to become the show everyone is talking about.

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COMPETITION CLOSED


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 15-04-19
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.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.


Saturday, 30 March 2019

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Super Flu - Selee (Official Line Rider Music Video)



Video contains no post-production. Some lines generated with math and code.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Monday, 25 March 2019

Competition: Win Traitors on DVD


Traitors is released on 1st April

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Set in 1945, this epic drama follows an intern, played by Emma Appleton, turned double agent in a dark and dangerous new world.

Created and written by Boardwalk Empire scribe Bash Doran in her first original commission for British TV, and starring a stellar line-up including Luke Treadaway (Ordeal by Innocence, Fortitude) Stephen Campbell Moore (The Last Post, The Child in Time) and Matt Lauria (Kingdom, Parenthood), this enthralling series begins after the Second World War as Britain, America and Russia are all vying for a new world order.

This coming of age female spy story follows Feef Symonds (Appleton – Clique, Grantchester), a gutsy, determined, but naïve 21-year-old, struggling to define herself in a bewilderingly fast-changing world. When she accepts a position with the British Civil Service alongside the formidable and forward-thinking Priscilla (Hawes – Line of Duty, The Missing), she hopes to finally utilise her spy training picked up during the war. But her allegiances are about to be called in to question.

In the aftermath of a shock election win by the Labour Party lead by Clement Attlee, there is unrest across the water and an American agent, Rowe (Michael Stuhlbarg – Shape of Water, The Post), targets Feef to spy on her own country. Accepting the challenge, she is about to discover a shocking secret that could put her life in grave danger…has she made a terrible mistake?

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COMPETITION CLOSED


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 08-04-19
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.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Competition: Win Babylon Berlin - Series 1 and 2 on DVD

Babylon Berlin - Series 1 and 2 is released on 1st April

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
THE CRITICALLY acclaimed, multi award winning hit German period drama Babylon Berlin follows a young police inspector uncovering a tangled web of corruption amongst the political, social and sexual extremes of the Weimar Republic. Making waves at home and internationally after its run on Sky Atlantic, and with its third series due later this year, Babylon Berlin Series One & Two Box Set is set to arrive on DVD courtesy of Acorn Media International.

The lavish, $40m series is Germany’s most expensive drama to date, and explores a metropolis in turmoil: growing poverty stands in stark contrast to the excesses and indulgence of the night life in 1929 Berlin.

Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch), an ex-soldier from Cologne, is transferred to Berlin to investigate one of Berlin’s biggest pornography rings, together with stenotypist Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries) and his partner Bruno Wolter (Peter Kurth). Rath is forced into an existential conflict, torn between loyalty and uncovering the truth as an even greater conspiracy unfolds: Soviet rebels confronting the rise of National Socialism. Berlin’s police headquarters increasingly become the melting pot of a democracy whose days are numbered.

The social climate and political factors that coalesce into a growth in power of the populist far-right has striking political relevance even now, 90 years after the show is set. With a rare 100% critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes, Babylon Berlin is perfect for your next box set binge.

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COMPETITION CLOSED


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 08-04-19
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.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Bigfin Squid


Found at Shell Oil drilling site. 11/11/07. 7800 ft. down in the Gulf of Mexico.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Rolls Royce RB211 Back Yard 747 Jet Engine Run Close Up and Personal


RB211-22B L1011 engine ground run started by bleed air from two APUs. Spring gas turbine crank up 2015.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Huge Explosion Chemical Plant in Jiangsu, China 2019


An explosion ripped through a factory in Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province, China.  The explosion occurred at Tianjiayi Chemical.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Daytona tire failure at 180mph


Right rear tire failure at Daytona during the 2015 PCA race.  The car is a Porsche 997 RSR driven by Autometrics Motorsports driver Cory Friedman.

Competition: Win The Miracle Series 1 on DVD

The Miracle is released on 25th March

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
From the makers of hit drama The Young Pope comes Sky Italia original series The Miracle. Visionary, award winning writer Niccolò Ammaniti (The Crossroads, As God Commands) pens this intense and intriguing tale of politics, mob violence, and the awesome power of belief. After its acclaimed run on Sky Atlantic, The Miracle Series One is set to arrive on DVD and digital courtesy of Acorn Media International.

A fearsome mafia boss, a naïve young Prime Minister, a priest who has lost his path, an ill security general, and a haematologist with an ailing mother – these people from disparate walks of life are tied together by something inexplicable: a miracle. During a raid on a mafia base in an abandoned army swimming pool, a statue of the Virgin Mary is discovered in a pool of blood – not from any violence, but wept from her stone eyes. There is no answer to the mystery, but it has the power to change all of their lives forever.

This secret is capable of sending a man mad, driving a scientist to the very limits of reason and destabilising a country already hanging on a delicate balance. Pragmatism, national interest, faith and science are the paths taken to find an answer to this incomprehensible phenomenon, but the search for answers only uncovers more questions…and the statue’s isn’t the only blood spilled.


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COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 01-04-19
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.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Boy dangling from chairlift saved by quick-thinking skiers in dramatic rescue



Five young skiers are being praised for saving a boy who was dangling from a chairlift on Grouse Mountain.

Video captured Wednesday afternoon shows a man on a chairlift desperately clinging to a young boy while others watched in horror below.

That’s when a group of five young skiers jumped into action, using a piece of out-of-bounds netting to help cushion the boy’s fall.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Cricket fan makes incredible $4000 catch


Cricket supporter Andrew McCullouch on Tuesday (November 11) won almost $4,000 (NZ$ 5,000) for making an impossible catch ball during a match between the Otago Volts and the Wellington Firebirds in the New Zealand city of Hamilton.


Friday, 8 March 2019

Shigeru Miyamoto and The Roots Perform "Super Mario Bros. Theme"


Super Mario creator and Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto performs "Super Mario Bros. Theme" with The Roots for the Tonight Show audience.