video: March 2012 Archives

275x250.jpg A coffee machine which lets caffeine-addict drivers make an espresso from the comfort of their car has gone on sale. Finally.

The Handpresso Auto is powered by a car's cigarette lighter and takes just two minutes to prepare a high-quality espresso coffee.

Users simply fill the device with water, insert a coffee pod and plug it in. The £125 device then heats the water and after reaching 16 bars of pressure beeps and pours your coffee.

As an added bonus the Handpresso will also make your car smell of coffee… especially if you end up spilling espresso all over your interior.


For many adults, learning to ski is one of the most difficult things they will do. Children however, find it considerably easier… like this little guy who can do it in his sleep.


Filmed by his dad the poor lad appears to have had such an exhausting day that he dozes off while still wearing his helmet and standing on his skis.

And while he rocks in his ski-boots for nearly a minute, the inevitable finally happens and he falls over backwards.


When this shoplifter decided to strike on a post office in Edinburgh, he probably thought it would be an easy target -- but that's because he didn't know Arfan Hussain was behind the counter.


You see Arfan might be a grocer and sub-postmaster, but he is also a former Tae Kwon Do champion and second degree black-belt… and he doesn't like being stolen from.

As such, when he saw the would-be shoplifter pocketing a couple of milkshakes worth £2.30 and heading for the exit, he tackled him and wrestled him to the ground.

The resulting CCTV footage has since been uploaded to YouTube in a bid to deter other would-be shoplifters visiting the store. We can see how that could work!


Uninvited guests are not normally welcome at weddings, but John and Frances Canning decided to make an exception when one turned up on their big day… because it was the Queen.

The royal wedding-chasher -- who had been attending a Diamond Jubilee event with the Lord Mayor at Manchester Town Hall -- decided to pop in and see the wedding which was taking place in the same venue.

When John and Frances had booked the venue, they didn't know the Royals (Prince Phillip was there too) would be there, but when they found out they wrote a letter to Buckingham Palace.

However, after the lady in waiting replied thanking him for the invitation and saying that unfortunately the Queen would not be able to attend, they didn't expect to see her.


This playful golden retriever is Tom and despite being a dog, he likes nothing more than playing in children's parks.

Specifically the thrill-seeking pup loves going down a slide -- as this video so wonderfully shows.

In the clip Tom looks excited as his owner asks him "Would you like to go on the slide?" and then runs over to a helter-skelter and up the steps.

He then slips down the slide before bounding over to his owner safe in the knowledge he has just become an internet star.


For most people, testing their new iPad 3 might involve looking at images on that high-resolution screen or seeing how fast the internet access is -- bit not for Richard Ryan.

Instead the gun-owning Apple fan decided to shoot his new gadget with a series of weapons including a Tech Assassin HK53 assault rifle.

His resulting slow-motion video -- filmed on a shooting range -- shows the iPad 3 being set up and them targeted with the guns.

When the first weapon doesn't quite do the damage Ryan was hoping for, he opts for something with a little more firepower. The result? An iPad no amount of AppleCare could help.


A 'sweet-toothed ghost' has been caught on camera flinging a packet of sweets from a supermarket shelf after closing hours.


CCTV footage shows the moment the item was hurled the IGA store in Adelaide -- despite there being no-one around.

Bosses say they now believe the store is haunted by a sweet-toothed ghost, adding that they think it's pretty cool.

The video has recently become a hit on YouTube… where obviously no-one is calling it a fake.


A one-armed pole dancer has scooped the top prize at the International Pole Championships in Hong Kong.

Deborah Roach from Australia took the 'Ultimate Pole' title despite only having one arm to help her swing around the pole.

She only took up pole dancing in 2006 after apparently being inspired by a circus-themed show and by 2009 she was winning competitions against able-bodied dancers.


Doctors in the US has come up with an interesting way to get men to have a vasectomy --  offering a free pizza and telling them they'll be able to watch basketball while recovering.

The Urology Associates of Cape Cod have produces an advert which suggests a vasectomy is a great excuse to sit on the sofa watching sports.

The 30 second advert even suggests that men book themselves in for the 15-minute procedure on a date which means they will get a week's worth of rest by watching the NCAA's college basketball tournament.


The set-up to this video is that the amateur lumberjack featured has decided to chop down a tree in case it at some point fell onto his home… can you guess what happens next?

That's right, the giant evergreen tree comes clattering down onto the house in question -- prompting the axe-wieldling would-be lumberjack to shout "my house!" and a few seconds later, "my bedroom!"

It's not known exactly where or when the video was shot, but that hasn't stopped armchair lumberjacks on YouTube from sharing their opinions on what he should have done.


A snowboarding opossum has become an online hit after demonstrating his skills on the slopes of a Pennsylvania ski resort… obviously.


Little Ratatouille -- who was wearing a stripy jumper and ski pass -- can be seen tearing up the slopes on his Burton Riglet Snowboard

Using his long tail for balance the marsupial snowboarder even appears to grin at a video camera mounted to the front of his snowboard.


We've seen some pretty impressive basketball shots in the past -- like this 90ft buzzer shot and this record-breaker -- but this is out new favourite.


That's because it's not everyday you see someone finding the net from a helicopter hovering 192 feet in the air.

In the video, which is sure to go viral, a basketball player can be seen flying by in the helicopter before hovering over the net and attempting a shot, which sure enough goes in.

It's claimed to be a new world record for the longest shot from a helicopter, not the longest shot, that honour goes to a shot from 219 feet.


A gorilla and rabbit have become best friends at a US zoo… yes you read that correctly a gorilla and rabbit really have become best friends.

Officials at a Pennsylvania zoo say the best buds have become inseparable since being introduced to each other last month.

Panda the Dutch rabbit had been put in the same enclosure as Samantha, a 47-year-old western lowland, because she is too old to be paired with another gorilla.

But while staff hoped seeing the rabbit would provide Samantha with a bit of stimulation, they did not expect her to start caring for it an sharing meals with it.


Everyone has seen news footage using the White House as a backdrop -- it's always the same, a reporter stood talking in front of the 'static' garden and building.


Or at least it normally is, but Spanish-language station Univision recently offered something different… when Barack Obama's dog Bo video-bombed a live report.

Reporter Adriana Arevalo had been talking to the camera when Bo -- the resident White House dog -- darted across the lawn behind her.

We don't know what Arevalo was saying in her report, but we do know it was made considerably more interesting (and cute) by the appearance of the Portuguese Water Dog.


Because everyone likes an interspecies intermingling to brighten up their morning... here's a one-eyed cat making friends with a squirrel.


Not that you need any more information, but Mikey from New York apparently likes nothing more than sitting on the windowsill and watching the world go by through his one working eye.

And not too long ago the ginger tabby was doing just this when a plucky nut-eating squirrel appeared on the other side of the window and wanted to become his friend.

We say 'become his friend' though we're not exactly sure that was his plan, but that's what we want to believe.


A NASA astronaut has announced the release of a new space-based Angry Birds game -- by teaching some basic physics principles from on-board the International Space Station.

Don Pettit used characters from the game as props to explain trajectory in microgravity -- which could come in handy for players of the new game.

He even catapulted an Angry Bird through the space station to promote. A spokesperson said: "Game developers have incorporated concepts of human space exploration into the new game.

"From the weightlessness of space to the gravity wells of nearby planets, players use physics as they explore the various levels of the game set both on planets and in microgravity."


Passengers onboard Delta Flight 486 from Atlanta to New York would have been forgiven for thinking they were imagining things when they heard the captain enquire: "Is anyone here allergic to penguins?"


But then, when a pair of foot-and-a-half tall penguins waddled down the aisle of the plane cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet, they probably realised they weren't.

Pete and Penny -- aged 6 and 12 -- were travelling from Atlanta to New Yorkt to the premiere of "Frozen Planet," a new Discovery Channel documentary.

One passenger said: "This is video proof that penguins CAN fly -- and that they have absolutely no fear of flying at all! 

275x250.jpg Last week we told you about the Fox News reporter who was caught sleeping during broadcast and thought nothing like that could happen here in Blighty.

Well it looks like we were wrong, because BBC News presenter Simon McCoy was recently seen by millions of viewers apparently asleep on his desk.

Viewers watching BBC breakfast saw the 50-year-old resting his head on his arms and slumped over his desk moments before he was due to deliver a bulletin.

It's not the first time McCoy has 'accidentally' amused viewers, he's previously been seen banging his desk during a piece on stock market news and performing push-ups.


This isn't the sort of hard-hitting interview that the this TV news reporter had intended to broadcast… but it certainly was hard-hitting.


The reporter had been chasing a lawyer and asking questions like "You've failed to prove it the first time around, what have you got up your sleeve to be more successful this time?"

But it appears that he got too distracted by his own performance, because as the lawyer said "I've already said I will not be making any comment." the interview came to an abrupt ending.

The unfortunate microphone-wielding journalist had walked straight into a lamppost. The accident was so bad even the man he'd just been badgering turned round to ask: "Are you alright?"


A Fox News reporter has been left red-faced -- after apparently falling asleep just before  the cameras cut to him on live TV.


Doug Luzader had been due to be appear live from Washington to give a run down on the Republican race for the presidential candidacy.

But when news station KTBC Fox 7 in Austin tried to link up with him, the DC correspondent was slumped in his seat and not quite ready to give his insight.

Anchor Joe Bickett was left saying: "Hello Doug, hi Doug…I guess not" as he tried to rouse
snoozing Luzader. Unsurprisingly the clip has become a hit online.


Can you remember what you did last year? New York based animator Cesar Kuriyama can -- because he filmed one second snapshots of his life every day for the past year.


The clips -- which begin with his thirtieth birthday -- were then edited together into a six minute video which has become an online hit.

Covering everything from world changing events to the banality of everyday life, Kuriyama says he was so pleased with the outcome, he plans to do the same for the rest of his life.

Kuriyama says the project encourage him to do more with his life because even spending just a few days on the sofa would impact the video.


A talented pooch has become an online hit after being filmed playing the piano and singing at the same time.


Okay, so in the interest of factual accuracy we feel obliged to point out that the the dog is more pawing at the keys (rather than playing) and howling out of tune (rather than singing)

That said with more than a million view online, it really has become an online hit. Bonus points to anyone who can name that song.


Every bride wants her big day to be a memorable affair and one which people can't stop talking about… though probably not like this.

 
A embarrassing wedding video is currently doing the rounds which shows a bride being left red-faced after her skirt falls down to the tune Bittersweet Symphony.

The unnamed bride had been walking down the aisle when she tripped on the carpet and unintentionally (assuming the video is not a fake -- which it probably is*) exposed her rear.

After picking up the discarded wedding attire the bride can be seen running back away from the ceremony -- as the photographers aim their lenses at her and cameras keep rolling.


He's a one-man viral video machine who has previously enthralled the internet by disguising himself as a player in the Coupe de France final and bringing Mario Kart to life.


And now the French prankster -- who has more than four million fans on Facebook and claims to have more than a billion views of his videos -- is at it again.

This time he decorated the inside of an elevator to look like an apartment and promptly made himself at home, and waited for an unsuspecting member of the public.

When she pressed the button to call the elevator, Gaillard came out, looked at her like she was going crazy… and proceeded to call another lift which he'd decked out as his fridge.


Many parents rely on a strong cup of coffee to keep them going while looking after a baby -- and this mother has found a way to get a caffeine fix without taking her eyes off her little one.


In a video entitled 'Baby making coffee' -- which has gone viral on YouTube -- a little tot can be seen preparing a coffer for her mother… and looking very cute in the process.

Sitting on a kitchen work surface, the Baby Barista opens the coffee machine for fresh water to be poured in before flipping the lid and removing the pod before adding another.

She then hits the button to produce the cup of coffee… and given how cute she looks we're even willing to forgive her for using a pod system and not grinding fresh beans.


We've always been of the opinion that no matter how good your photo of a lion is, it's no use if you had your head bitten of three seconds after taking it.


That's why we're impressed by the ingenuity of nature photographers William and Matthew and Burrard-Lucas who came up which a canny way of not going home from Kenya minus their noggins.

The brothers very wisely decided that the best way of getting near to the lions would actually be to keep their distance and just send their DSLRs to capture shots including a male feasting on wildebeest on the plains of the Masai Mara.

So they set about creating a device known as BeetleCam -- a DIY contraption which is remote controlled and houses their DSLRs -- and could be operated from the safety of an open-top Land Cruiser.


We could tell you all about how and why these 850 people won themselves a place in the record books by world's largest line of human dominoes.


Or you could just press play an witness the joy which is seeing 850 people in New Orleans toppling backwards onto mattresses one after another. Enjoy!

The bizarre stunt was enough to break the previous record of 550 human/mattress dominoes which was set in Belgium in 2011 and the mattresses used have now been donated to charity.

But will someone beat this new record soon? We'd say it will be a pushover.




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