London Heathrow Approach Time-Lapse

Here’s a great time-lapse video from Cargospotter showing arrival after arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport.

It’s a bit scary to see just how much they ‘dance’ in the air at this speeded up rate.

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Seven adorable ways to get your baby to sleep

Video ad sponsored by Avent

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As a father of four, I’ve picked up a few tricks over the years to get the little critters off to sleep.

Despite their wriggling and wailing, chances are a hard session glugging down milk has left them somewhat pooped, so the key point to remember is that the little one is often desperate for you to help off them off to slumber-land. With that mind we all get to learn sneaky ways to get them sleeping.

Those creative peeps at The Viral Factory have been out and about talking to real mums to find out what gets their babies chuffing out the ZZZs. In the video above you get to see real-life solutions to the sleep-baby-sleep conundrum. Each one different of course, but all captured in real time for your delight and education.

The Viral Factory Explain How The Video Was Made:
“The campaign aim is to establish Avent’s facebook page as a forum where mums can exchange tips and help each other through the early years of motherhood. Our idea was to research and depict real mums tips for getting a tired and grizzly baby to sleep, and start the conversation.

The idea was a simple one, the execution was not. It was extremely important for us that the film was based on genuine research and featured real mums and their babies. A team of reaserchers carried out on-line and in person interviews with hundreds of mums, and we wittled that list down to the most compelling and also interesting tips.

The real issue was how to film the magical moment of transition from grumpy to sleepy. Babies won’t fit into a filming schedule, and a crew would make the environment unusual so probably corrupt the falling asleep behavior we came to film. So we devised a pretty radical process: We set about visiting the babies at their sleep times so they became used to our presence. We also devised filming techniques which where as un-invasive as possible. After days of doing this (and up to 3 times a day) we where able (in most cases) to capture that magical moment. It took a couple of months worth of filming in total to achieve, and we where enormously grateful to the mums for letting us into their homes and their babies routines.

I hope the film that comes out of it has the emotional power which comes with watching cute things fall asleep, but also helps a few mums with the tips and gets them discussing other ideas. While the babies falling asleep own the film, it is very much about the experience from the mothers perspective,and it was important to give it a shape which expressed this. From the tension, empathy and frustration of the tired crying, to the ever so delicate ‘drop off’, to peace and grateful relief.

The accompanying song I wrote with Tristin Norwell also mirrors this from the mothers perspective – frustration, desperation, relief and peace.
Making it made me broody.

So there is no CGI. Some minor editing to truncate time in one or two places but all the reactions and interactions are real. It was only possible by spending a lot of time with mum and babies with a very un-obtrusive shooting technique. We shot many more mums and sleep moments which didn’t get into the film.”

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Little Chinese Tantrum Girl Run Over by SUV

Here’s incredible footage from China of a little girl sitting down in the middle of the road, mid-tantrum, before being run over by a 4×4 vehicle…

Source: Sky News

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Robot Chicken

Viral Ad: Robot Chicken Interactive Trailer

We say:
If only all TV could be this way…

They say:
Check out this brand new fully interactive trailer for Robot Chicken.

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When in Doubt, Nap Like a Cat

Viral Ad from Whiskas

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Napping like a cat is a pretty attractive concept, particularly when you’re posting a video at the end of a long day.

It’s not only our feline friends who manage to knock up 16-20 hours of sleep a day though. My three month old baby manages at least that amount of zzz’s while having perfected the art of simultaneously minimising his long-suffering parents’ sleep pattern.

Meowww…

They Say:
Cats really know how to live, don’t they? Meet Dan – a man about to find out as he lives life as a cat to see if it will make him a happier person. His task for the day: ‘If All Else Fails, Nap’. If you’d like to join Dan in living a cats life, download the ‘A Cat Would’ app from the app store today! A Cat Would!

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David Mitchell’s Soapbox: climate change doubters – video

David, it’s also possible that England will win this year’s Rugby World Cup. Somehow I doubt it though…

With thanks to Stew Dean for the spot.

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Looter Walks Into Lamppost

Primary school worker Alexis Smith takes the walk of shame having just pleaded guilty to burglary during the London riots at Highbury Magistrates Court.

His case has been referred to the Crown Court so that he can receive a longer sentence. But have no fear he was set for violent street justice of his own-making just yards from the court as, paper covering his head, he walks face-first into a lamppost (@47 secs).

Have patience… this one’s a classic!

Source: YouTube

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Hackney Woman Keeping It Real

“Truly extraordinary speech by fearless West Indian woman in face of #Hackney rioters. Pls watch” says Matthew Moore of the Telegraph who videoed this excellent riposte to the looters in the London riots.

Source: Matthew Moore

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The Surrey Robocop

Regular readers will have already heard of The Peckham Terminator – the shape-shifting-fould-mouthed-bus-passenger from south east London. Well it seems another Hollywood action hero has been discovered south of the river, this time in the form of ‘The Future Of Law Enforcement’.

PC Dan Pascoe parks up his police car to form a roadblock on a slip road off the M25 near Chertsey. No sooner has he got out of his car than he and his car are hit by a stolen BMW.

Plucky Pascoe is seen to get up, dust himself off and chase after the BMW and errant driver. When the BMW crashes, Pascoe leaps after the fleeing offender dealing him some ‘off-camera’ street justice.

Surrey Police said: “PC Pascoe was able to deploy his taser on the driver before collapsing and other officers at the scene then arrested him on suspicion of vehicle theft and other driving offences.”

“The 29 year old man pleaded guilty to all charges during an initial hearing at North Surrey Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 5 July and was sentenced to 23 months in prison at Guildford Crown Court on Friday, 29 July.”

The video of the incident is set to be a viral sensation, with fans dubbing PC Pascoe – The Surrey Robocop.

Source: YouTube/SurreyPolice

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Funky Slide at Train Station

Love this new addition to a refurbished train station in Overvecht, a suburb of Utrecht, Holland.

We want to have a go…

Source: PopCity with thanks to B3ta for the spot

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