2006 COMPILATION #4 RE: A collection of stories from the year 2006. Tape 4 features some of the more quirky items of the year.
2006 COMPILATION #4 RE: A collection of stories from the year 2006. Tape 4 features some of the more quirky items of the year.
- Title: 2006 COMPILATION #4 RE: A collection of stories from the year 2006. Tape 4 features some of the more quirky items of the year.
- Date: 21st October 2006
- Summary: 2006 COMPILATION #4 RE: A collection of stories from the year 2006. Tape 4 features some of the more quirky items of the year.
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- Story Text:2006 COMPILATION #4 RE: A collection of stories from the year 2006. Tape 4 features some of the more quirky items of the year.
TAPE 4 Quirky stories of the year (G-ITN315)
00.00.55 REUTERS FX / FX Thai man claims a new world record of consecutively kissing 19 King Cobras: 8.10.2006: Pattaya, Thailand: Khum Chaibuddee charming snakes and then kissing them on head; people watching; raises hands in victory; presented with certificate
00.03.52 REUTERS FX / FX More than 300 animal athletes from across China compete for honours at the National Animal Olympics in Shanghai: 30.9.2006: animals paraded round track; bears boxing; bears & monkeys riding bikes; monkeys racing up a pole; pigeons released at end of event (SOME MUSIC HEARD IN BACKGROUND OCCASIONALLY)
00.06.49 ITN FX / Mix George the dog holds the key to mystery of why car won't start: 27.9.2006: England: Surrey: Addlestone: Juliette Piesley (Owner of Vauxhall Astra car which would not start because George the dog ate electronic immobiliser chip in car key fob) towards and dog George; Hand turning key in ignition - car won't start; Piesley speaking on a mobile phone to member of Automobile Association; Kevin Gorman (AA motor mechanic) speaking to Piesley; George jumps into back of Vauxhall Astra car; Piesley turning ignition key as car starts first time; Juliette Piesley interview - I thought it was a fluke but we took him (George) out and the car didn't start and then we put him back in and it started again; unidentified man (Piesley's husband?) interview - All our friends have laughed about it; Kevin Gorman (AA motor mechanic) interview - Once the electronic chip appears it will work again / As long as they clean it with a toothbrush and some Dettol; George the dog carrying a slipper, George with his head stuck inside a 'Caterpillar' boot, George chewing a remote control, George chewing a mobile telephone
00.09.34 REUTERS FX / FX First ever museum dedicated to sexual gadgets has opened in Prague: 21.9.2006: people walking in Old Town Square; people entering museum; people looking at exhibits; hadle operated vibrator (circa 1910); sex machines & dildos; bench with dildos at either end; 19th Century Peep Show litter; chastity belts; iron corsets circa 1500; sex chair; voxpops; sex swing; steam-powered vibrator demonstrated (not intimately) by Museum Director Lucie Poricka, saying in Czech, "Here the charcoal is put in. Here you fill it by petrol. Than it is functioning like any other steam engine, like a real locomotive."; Poricka showing assorted dildos
00.13.17 REUTERS FX / FX Pope costumes for dogs are latest fashion trend to hit Germany: 16.9.2006: Hailing, germany: Hildegard Bergrauer sewing in her studio; Bergbauer dressing her dog in bishop's costume; dog wearing Pope mitre; dog wearing crucifix; dog dressed as cardinal
00.15.59 REUTERS FX / FX Pyrotechnic extravaganza in the 2006 Fireworks Contest at Cannes: 2.9.2006: France: Cannes seafront views; fireworks being prepared; massive firework display at night (MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE DISPLAY)
00.19.39 REUTERS FX / FX Salvadorians hold annual fireball festival where locals hurl balls of fire at each other: 2.9.2006: various shots of people throwing fireballs at each other in street at night
00.20.29 REUTERS FX / FX If you want to throw your mobile away, do it in style and win a medal: 2.9.2006; Finland: Helsinki: many mobile phones on table; man selects one and throws it; ditance measured; various other phone chuckers; winner Lassi Etelatalo on victors' podium
00.22.50 REUTERS FX / FX Cannon enthusiasts gather to take part in inaugural competition, shooting fruit out of home-made machines: 15.8.2006: participants walking with home-made cannons; fruit stuffed down gun barrels; various guns fired at targets; winners with prize
00.22.50 REUTERS FX / FX World's first ever strip poker championship takes place in London's Cafe Royal: 20.8.2006: London: Interview with organiser Paddy Power "It started off as an April Fool's joke....this year we pretended that we're gonna have a strip poker tournament. But suddenly we were inundated with people calling us and saying how do we play, when is it on, how do we register and so we said we better do this for real. So four months later, here we are"; games in progress; interview semi-naked player; players gradually getting undressed; various last-item removals; voxpops players; winner John strips off and interview
00.30.49 REUTERS FX / FX Thousands take part in the Panjat Pinang game, climbing greased palm tree trunks, to mark independence day in Indonesia: 19.8.2006: Djakarta: contestants trying to clim greasy poles; man makes top to win bicycle attached to top of pole; man beinging bike down; more failed attempts
00.33.15 REUTERS FX / Mute Flying pianos, giant water cannons and automatic-nutella-spreaders are just some of the unusual machines on display at Paris exhibition: 5.8.2006: various machines on display; water cannon soaking visitors; smell-making machine; giant cymbals; 'Girodoumdoum' human drum machine; snow cannon; piano catapult; interview with Coco Jaconelli, machine operator, in French "This is an exhibition of machines that were used in theatres and shows, and we show how they work. In the last scene of 'Peplum', which was a show put on by the 'Royal de Luxe' theatre company in 1994, there was a flying piano, there were basically some Romans who arrived and who catapulted a piano [across the stage]. So what we're doing in this exhibition is reproducing the machines as they were used in the show."; automatic nutella spreader; exhibition vistor voxpop in French; - I think it's great!..." ; Tequila shot making machine; voxpop visitor (in French) "I love the spirit of this exhibition..."; dress spinning machine
00.37.19 REUTERS FX / FX Bavarian pig trough racing: 29.7.2006: Neuberg, Germany: various shots of two-person pig troughs being rowed down river, including some who capsize
00.39.29 REUTERS FX / FX Spider season arrives in Cambodia where local gourmands feast on fried arachnids: 8.6.2006: Skuon, Cambodia: many spiders crwaling about; spiders being washed, seasoned and fried; Chin Sarath, the cook, taking plate of spiders to town on back of motorbike; Sarath saying in Khmer: "Buyers say spiders are good and they say that they can cure diseases. Some people buy up to a hundred of them, even the whole tray."; Customer Cheah Vanich saying in Khmer "I often buy them here and I even buy them alive to put in my wine which I drink at meal times"; Chin Mun eating spider and saying in Khmer "I'm not scared of eating them. I believe it can cure some kinds of illnesses"; man eating spider
0.41.56 REUTERS FX / Mute Israelis ease tension by hurling pillows at each other: 17.6.2006: massed pillow fight in Tel Aviv: Rabin Square
00.44.38 REUTERS FX / FX Naked cyclists' environmental protest ride through London and Madrid and Mexico City: 11.6.2006: Mexico City: nude cyclists before race; woman body painted; bike ride begins; interview with organiser Felipe Fulop in Sapnish "We are protesting against our dependence on oil and the tyranny of the automobile that has kidnapped our Mexico City like many other cities and also, since we have opted to use our bicycles, we ask that motorists respect us, respect urban cycling, respect the cyclists, no more dead cyclists, please"; more naked cyclists on road; London: cyclists gather in Hyde Park; naked cyclists on the road; female cyclist interview "I think people should use bikes a hell of a lot more like they do in Cambridge and in other European countries. I think biking is a really pleasurable experience as it is being naked, so the two together are really fantastic."; naked cyclists along Whitehall; Madrid: naked group waiting to start; interview with Ramon Linaza in Spanish "We want the bicycle to be a means of transport in the cities because it is an intelligent form of transport; it's the fastest, the cheapest, the healthiest and benefits all the city."; naked cyclists on road; riders in City Fountain
00.48.24 REUTERS FX / FX Teams get bogged down in a serious game of soccer for the World Mud Football Cup challenge: 9.6.2006: Germany: Brunsbuttel: people playing mud football; spectators; goal scored; voxpops muddy players in German
00.50.57 REUTERS FX / FX Bavarian finger wrestling championships: 9.6.2006: Erl, Austria: two men seated at table, pull each other's finger; people drinking in beer tent; finger wrestling bout; fingers prepared; oompah band; more finger wrestling bouts; competitor training by lifting weight with finger; drinkers (OCCASIONAL LIVE MUSIC IN THIS STORY)
Story information - NB Wrong production number on caption. See below for correct one
00.54.19 REUTERS FX / FX Japanese dog owners pamper their stressed out pets with massages: 12.5.2006: Tokyo, Japan: Dog masseuse Yukiko Yamada massaging dogs
00.56.21 REUTERS FX / FX Women in Cyprus created the world's longest chain of bras to help raise breast cancer awareness: 6.5.2006: Paphos waterfront; bra chain being passed down line of people; bras wrapped round poles along seafront; bras laid up and down promenade; interview Gene Angelia "Today has been an absolutely fantastic day for Cyprus and obviously for breast cancer awareness. Today we have managed to break the world record, which is previously held by Singapore at 79,001 bras. We have connected, we have clipped, we have pinned and we have counted almost 115,000 bras. This is absolutely fantastic. Not only Cyprus, but the whole world has come to help in this campaign. I think every single person in Cyprus is now talking about breast cancer and they are aware of the importance of early screening and early detection."; bras everywhere...
01.00.32 REUTERS FX / FX Russians cheer as piglets compete in three events, pig-racing, pig-ball and pig-swimming, in the annual Pig Olympics: 16.4.2006: Moscow: opening of Pig Olympics; pigs in running races; pigs playing football; pigs swimming
01.03.24 REUTERS FX / FX Old refrigerators get a new lease of life as works of art in Cuba: 14.4.2006: streets in Havana; people entering Santa Clara Convent, venue for exhibition; refrigerators decorated with faces and other paintings; fridge decorated as a car; fridge coffin
01.04.42 MERIDIAN Wacky cars: 16.2.2006: The inventor, Edd China, takes items from everyday life and converts them into wacky vehicles. England: Hampshire: Farnborough: miobile shed, mobile sofa, mobile four-posters; magician Paul Daniels in motorised bed; space age car; Edd China inside interviewd by reporter Helen James; both seated on huge mortorised shopping trolley; his wacky cars in race; interview Edd China continues on going round the world in Gumball 3000; sofa car; office desk car; China driving bed car; shoppers watchings; voxpops; Helen James piece to camera
01.07.49 REUTERS FX / FX Small Greek village hosts a strange annual ritual - the flour war: 7.3.2006: Galaxidi, Greece: gangs gathering with coloured flour being flung; flour thrown everywhere in pitched battle
01.09.52 REUTERS FX / FX Indonesians turn to bee sting therapy as new alternative to heal ailments: 1,.3.2006: exterior Pramuka Apiary Center in Djakarta; Muntowib, bee keeper, covered in bees; Muntowib with bee beard; close up of bees; close up of bee plunging its sting into skin; dying bees in small box; Muntowib stinging patients; honey product shop
01.13.40 REUTERS FX / FX A Beluga whale in a Japanese aquarium blows bubble rings to visitors: 25.2.2006: Hamada City: whales with trainer inside aquarium; whales tossing ball to each other; whale spinning; swimming through hoops; whale blows bubbles as child watches
01.15.45 ITN FX / Mix City built from biscuits on display at Selfridges: 20.2.2006: England: London: piles of biscuits modelled in the shape of buildings on display; Chinese artist Song Dong putting finishing touches to biscuit city; people working on creation of city of biscuits seen from directly above; Song Dong (Biscuit city builder) interviewed SOT (translated)
- The city is built upon desires and now we are using our desire to destroy the city/ biscuits look like building bricks and they are also very desirable; woman working on biscuit sculpture
01.16.57 REUTERS FX / FX Roberto, believed to be the world's biggest rabbit, hops down the aisle with his bunny bride, Amy: 8.4.2006: England: Somerset: Wookey Hole: bunny buffet of carrots and champagne; Roberto & Amy prepared for wedding; Amy in veil; Father O'Hare conducting wedding; rabbits showered with confetti; bunny photocall
01.21.14 REUTERS FX Sonya Thomas wins the World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship in New York: 4.2.2006: countdown to start of contest; contestants ramming down the cheese sandwiches; winner announced; interview winner Sonya Thomas "A couple of times I did it and I ate six grilled cheese in one minute. I did it. And then today, I wasn't reaching my six. Maybe four or five. So, it's like a couple of times for speed, technique. And regularly I do training for my stomach capacity. I drink a lot of liquid with my meal."; exterior Planet Hollywood
01.23.53 REUTERS FX / FX Israeli dog owners in contest to see who most closely resembles their canine companion: 6.1.2006: Tel Aviv: dogs and look-alike owners; contestants being interviewed on stage; panel of judges give marks; winner Ever Bubling announced; he poses with his dog
01.27.36 REUTERS FX / FX Painter who uses his penis as a brush tops the bill at the ever popular SEXPO Australia: 29.7.2006: Sydney: penile artist Tim Patach aka Pricasso at work painting portrait with his appendage; interview with Patch "When you're doing a penis painting you've got a distorted view of a painting so you always have to compensate for the length and width"; portraits done earlier; Patch interview "It's a sort of controversial thing to do, isn't it, really you know. It's better than painting portraits of sort of film stars and things like that because they might get upset, rugby players might come and beat me up. Politicians, they expect it anyway, don't they."
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