video: January 2012 Archives

We've seen some pretty odd sheepdogs in the past - Ci the sheepdog who is scared of sheep and Nancy the Chihuahua, we're thinking of you! -- but this is just getting ridiculous…

Meet Champis the rabbit which herds sheep in Sweden. After learning her skills from a friendly border collie little Champis started chasing sheep.

And surprisingly the sheep run away from the bunny as though it were a top contestant on One Man and His Dog and are easily herded.

Less surprisingly a video of the bunny herding the sheep has become a hit on YouTube where it has already amassed more than 100,000 views.

A team of ice hockey players in Slovakia must have been glad their training session didn't last a bit longer recently -- because the roof of the rink collapsed seconds after they'd finished.

The players had just finished their training session at the rink in Námestovo and left the ice when the roof began to rumble and cracks began to form.

Seconds later -- with the players thankfully having moved to safety -- the snow laden roof then collapsed onto where they had previously been skating.

A home-made recreation of Star Wars: A New Hope -- with fans each performing 15 second segments of the movie -- has become an unsurprisingly huge hit online.

The movie, which was uploaded to YouTube on 18 January, has already been viewed more than 1.5 million times on the site.

The Star Wars Uncut project began in 2009 when Casey Pugh asked thousands of internet users to contribute by recreating scenes however they wanted.

In 2010 it won an interactive media Emmy and while the clips have been available online, they have now been put together into a full-length film.

Scientists who set up a series of hidden cameras in a remote area of Tajikstan to capture footage of snow leopards were shocked to discover one of their devices had been stolen.

But they were even more shocked when they uploaded footage from one the remaining cameras and discovered the culprit was a sneaky snow leopard cub.

Researchers from Panthera say camera trap thefts normally occur where jaguars and tigers live in very close proximity to human populations in warm climates.

"As far as we know, this is the first documented incident of a snow leopard stealing a camera trap… and he or she has now been added to Panthera’s Most Wanted List!" said a spokesperson.

Anthony Albanese is the Australian Transport Minister -- we think it's also safe to say he's a big Michael Douglas and Aaron Sorkin fan.

We say this because he has been accused of recently using a speech from the 1995 film The American President to attack a political rival.

Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra he said: "In Australia we have serious challenges to solve and we need serious people to solve them.

"Unfortunately Tony Abbot is not the least bit interested in fixing anything. He is only interested in two things, making Australians afraid of it and telling them who is to blame for it." … which sounded rather familiar.

This bank robber shot himself in the foot during a recent raid in Brazil, and not just metaphorically… but in a very painful bullet in the foot way.

CCTV footage shows the robber walking into the bank in northern Paraná, Brazil, along with two other gunmen and demanding that staff hand over cash.

And it was all going to plan until the hapless crook -- who was standing lookout at the door -- got an itchy-trigger finger.

He accidentally pulled the trigger and proceeded to shoot himself in the foot. He can then be seen in the footage limping behind he less bungling colleagues.

An opera-singing pizza chef from Farmingdale, Long Island, has become an online hit after a video of him showing off his vocal talents was uploaded to YouTube.

In the footage Carmelo Raccuglia can be seen singing as he emerges from behind the salad-bar at a pizza restaurant.

After a few bemused looks from diners he ups the volume as he belts out the operatic vocals like a pro.

Once he has finished there is just a quick thumbs up to the applauding patrons and he heads off back into the kitchen.

This dog is lucky to be alive after his hapless owner got into a lift and forgot his pooch -- which had his leash attached -- was still outside.

CCTV footage shows the horrified button-punching reaction of the dog owner when he realises what's happened and that his pet could be seriously injured.

As he travelled towards his Chicago apartment, the man realised that he is still holding the lead but that his 18-month-old bulldog cross is not in the lift with him.

Luckily, video from another camera shows that while the dog was lifted from the ground as the lead travelled upwards, it snapped and he survived the ordeal relatively uninjured.

It's no secret that musicians hate it when a rogue mobile phone ring interrupts their performance, but this violist has found a novel way to deal with the problem.

Lukas Kmit had been playing his violin at a Jewish Orthodox synagogue in Slovakia when a irritating Nokia ringtone sounded out from the crowd.

But rather than get angry with the mobile-holding recital-goer, Kmit instead played along with the ringtone on his instrument.

When he was finished the audience burst into a spontaneous round of applause -- as have many of the 1 million people who have viewed the clip on YouTube.

A US man accidentally shot a three-inch nail into his brain -- and didn't realise until the following day.

Dante Autullo had been working in his Chicagow orkshop when a nailgun recoiled near his head, not feeling anything, he carried on.

It was only when he started suffering nausea the following day that he went to the hospital and doctors took an X-ray.

The X-ray revealed a three-inch nail had entered his brain, but because the brain doesn’t have pain-sensitive nerves he didn’t feel a thing.

When this ball girl was asked to remove a cricket for the court at a Australian Open match, she knew she had to do it -- but she wasn't happy about it.

Cedrik-Marcel Stebe -- who had been taking on Lleyton Hewitt -- tasked the girl with removing the insect after it had landed on his side of the court.

And while she ran over to help, she then appeared to try to shoo the cricket away, before eventually picking it up and running off with a look of disgust on her face.

A TV showing a sex scene -- which appeared in the background of a live news broadcast -- has horrified viewers… well eagle-eyed ones anyway.

The STV broadcast, which was people debating Ed Miliband's Labour leadership, featured a political blogger talking to Scotland Tonight from ITN's London studio.

But as Dan Hodges spoke, some viewers were distracted by the TV over his left shoulder which was screening images of a topless blonde woman having sex.

It's thought the raunchy footage was from an episode of Channel 4 drama Shameless and apparently no-one in the newsroom realised the blunder had happened until it had aired.

Shunsuke Nakamura used to play for Celtic, but while there we're pretty sure he didn't make any shots as impressive as this on.

Appearing on Japanese television, Nakamura -- who now plays for Yokoham F Marinos -- took his skills to the street to perform the stunt.

Using mirrors to time his kick to perfection, the 34-year-old smashed a ball so that it flew through the open window of a passing bus.

We just hope the people on the bus weren't too shocked by the sudden inclusion of a ball to their morning commute.

An inventor who created a bizarre contraption to help him turn the pages of his newspaper has seen his device go viral on YouTube.

Joseph Herscher (who may have too much time on his hands) came up with the stupid, but brilliant invention in a bid to find an 'easier' way to turn the page of his newspaper.

In a video which has been viewed more than 4 million times, he can be seen reading his newspaper before reaching for a cup of coffee.

This pulls a pencil from the wall, which causes painting on the wall to tilt, in turn releasing balls which… oh forget this, just press play and see for yourself.

Two lifeboat crews were called out to save a pony which had fallen from a 50ftcliff in Pembrokeshire, Wales into the water below.

The teams from Cardigan discovered the animal on a small gravel beach surrounded by rough waters after it had spent a cold few nights there.

Footage from RNLI shows the rescuers approaching the distressed and frightened pony - which tried to run away from them.

Eventually they were able to harness the pony and lead it out of the cove swimming behind a lifeboat, it was then returned back to her owner's farm.

Kitten from hell scares YouTube (VIDEO)

If you try to think of scary animals, the chances are sharks, bears and crocodiles will be top of your horror creatures list.

But after clicking play on this video we think fluffy kittens will also have you trembling in fear whenever you're in a dark room on your own.

That's because this video shows the 'Kitten from Hell' and comes with a much deserved "Don't watch if you're easily scared' warning.

A BBC weather presenter has been left red-faced after being tricked into using a rude phrase during a live TV broadcast.

Reading out a supposedly weather-related tweet, Carol Kirkwood said viewer Alan from North Yorkshire had commented that it was "wetter than an otter's pocket" where he was.

Oblivious to the rude sexual reference meaning of the phrase -- we'll leave the explaining to the Urban dictionary -- Kirkwood added that it had made her laugh.

BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams then said: "Wetter than an otter's pocket.. I love that."

The Musee d'Orsay in Paris, France contains artworks by the likes of Monet, Renoir, Gauguin and Van Gogh… but you'd be forgiven for not noticing them in this video.

That's because this video shows the moment fashion chain Etam pulled a marketing stunt by sending lingerie-clad women there to parade around.

Footage shows the women drop their coats in the middle of the busy gallery and then run towards the exit as bemused art-lovers watch on.

And while one or two men seem to have enjoyed the impromptu striptease, Musee d'Orsay less so -- their lawyers are making a formal complaint to Etam.

A red-faced TV news cameraman inadvertently became the story while filming David Miliband -- by falling over and dropping his camera.

Footage shows the newsman running alongside David Miliband -- brother of Labour leader Ed -- as he crosses a street.

But because he is having to walk backwards to get the shot, the blundering cameraman didn't see a traffic island in his path and toppled over it.

As such his resulting video show a brief shot of David Miliband, before deteriorating into a wobbly recording of the approaching ground.

Ikea have built a full apartment inside a Paris subway station -- and let five Parisians move in for six days.

The unusual marketing stunt in Auber station is intended to show commuters what they could achieve with a bit of Swedish furniture.

Glass walls allows people using the station between Jan 9 and Jan 14 to watch the five housemate who can also be seen in videos on the Ikea Facebook page.

This video shows a time-lapse video shows the construction of the 54m2 apartment and the tenants moving into their unusual accommodation.

Man proposes with LEGO stop-motion video

A filmmaker has come up with a novel way to propose to his girlfriend -- by producing a LEGO stop-motion animation.

Walt Thompson took more than 2,500 photos and editing them to tell the story of two Lego figures who fall in love and get married.

He then copied the animation to a DVD an directed his girlfriend of four years, Nealey Dozier, to watch it.

At the end of the video, when the words "Will you marry me?" appeared on the screen, Thompson dropped to his knee and produced a box containing the Lego bride and groom holding the ring.

A street artist who creates amazing landscape pictures in just three minutes despite using nothing but his fingers, has become an online hit.

As this video shows, Fabian Gaete Maureira, from Chile, paints 'fingerscape' images containing mountains, waterfalls, trees and sunsets without picking up a paint brush.

Instead he simply dips his fingers in paint and then applies it directly to sheets of glass rather than canvas.

A young girl has become an internet hit and been dubbed 'the world's littlest lion tamer' after her visit to Wellington Zoo in New Zealand went viral.

In the clip, three-year-old Sofia Walker can be seen staring at a lion called Malik through a thick pane of safety glass.

And it's a good job the glass is there, because after inspecting the girl for a few seconds, the beast starts frantically pawing at her, or rather the glass.

Malik then stops briefly before resuming his futile attack, though the girl barely flinches.

275x250.jpg Police have released an image of a would-be thief's bum in the hope it could help them crack (sorry) an armed robbery case.

Officers from Durham Constabulary say the man threatened staff at a petrol station with a kitchen knife and demanded cash.

However the woman at the Total Garage in Newton Aycliffe refused to comply and the crook was forced to flee empty-handed.

Because the man had been wearing a black balaclava, the CCTV footage didn't show his face, so police hope someone will recognise him from his bottom.

Anyone with information should call Newton Aycliffe CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800-555111 to help cops get to the bottom of it.

Deer crashes into US charity store (VIDEO)

A deer caused quite a fuss in a Philadelphia charity store -- when it crashed through the door and charged around inside.

As this security video footage shows, some shoppers quickly fled the store as the doors were pinned open in the hope it would leave.

Eventually the animal did dash back out into the car-park, where another five dee were apparently waiting outside.

The manager of the store said he initially thought a car had crashed through the window when he heard the bang… but in that case why did he utter "Oh deer!"

While we don't like to be impressed by adverts, sometimes we can't help it. And given our fondness for funny CCTV footage this was always going to be one of those times.

Now we don't want to spoil it too much for you, but the plot of the viral LG advert is that a smart crook almost pulls of an amazing theft from an electronics store.

So far more than 1.5 million people have watched his daring crime on Youtube and most have been impressed, if not by the crime but by the advert.

This dad is desperate to be his daughters favourite parent… but she's not having any of it. As this battle of wits proves.

In this video -- which has gone viral on YouTube -- an Aussie dad can been heard asking his young daughter a series of innocent questions.

After asking her what noise a fish makes and where her ear is, he then slips in the query "Who is your favourite, Dad or Mum?"

Quick as a flash she says "Mum" prompting him to up his game in getting video proof of his parenting superiority by bribing her with sweets.

This lovestruck man hoped a popping the big question to his girlfriend on the big screen at a basketball game would win him a wife… WRONG!

The man had gone down on one knee and asked his girlfriend to marry him after appearing on the "mistletoe cam"  at a UCLA game

But rather than see the moment a couple decided to get married, fans (and now the internet) saw her take one look at the ring and say "Is this a joke?"

She then grabbed her bag and left the would-be groom on his knees as other fans jeered him. Harsh.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has become the fourth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League after this amazing (albeit wind-assisted) goal

32-year-old Howard saw his clearance go in the back of the net after high winds carried it towards the Bolton net.

It flew straight over visiting keeper Adam Bogdan and ended up in the back of the net, prompting team-mates to mobbed him in celebration.

But Howard didn't celebrate the accidental goal, because he knows how it feels to be at the wrong end of a freak gaol, something similar happened to him in 2005.

A TV weatherman was left red-faced after falling for a prank inspired by the Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman.

Brian Niznanskyhad been doing his stint on the NBC affiliate WGBA when he suddenly blurted out the seemingly bizarre line "I love lamp!"

It turned out the director had slipped the lighting loving line (uttered by Steve Carell in the film) into his teleprompter notes.

So if Niznanskyhad didn't already have a reputation for blindly reading his teleprompter without thinking, he does now.

This video of a motorist driving along a snowy road in Scotland has gone viral online -- after it was claimed to contain footage of a flying saucer.

The footage is said to have been shot from a camera in Scottish Mountain Rescue vehicle in heavy fog with visibility reduced.

But after a car can be seen driving in the opposite direction, a pair of bright dots appear in the sky.

The lights then zoom across the sky before disappearing into the fog, prompting some  viewers to claim it shows aliens… others insist it's just lens flare.

Tennis players Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka served up fans some unusual entertainment at a charity tournament -- by dancing the macarena.

The world number one and number three had been playing each other to raise money for victims of the Thailand floods when they decided to get a groove on.

In front of the packed Thailand crowd, the duo exchanged a handshake before jigging around the court at the Thai beach resort of Hua Hin

Once they got around to the game, Azarenka won in straight sets 6-2, 7-5… but the dance was the highlight of the contest.

A young girl has become an online hit thanks to her ability to make her eyebrows dance in time to music.

Staring at the camera the 14-year-old girl from Australia starts off by giving an awkward grimace before the music starts and her facial feature spark into life.

Sarah then proceeds to make her eyebrows jump and dance in time to the music doing every arch in tempo and on point.

And while some online commenters have claimed the video is fake, Sarah has said she's now taking requests for songs people would like to see her shake her eyebrows to.

American footballers had a lucky escape recently, when a camera which had been suspended above the field fell and almost hit them.

During the Insight Bowl between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Oklahoma Sooners, the ESPN camera became tangled in its own wires.

This meant that it fell as it was being repositioned after a kickoff and came plummeting down narrowly missing a huddle of players.

After hitting the ground it nearly took out Iowa receiver Marvin McNutt who dodged the bouncing the camera equipment.

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