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Margot Robbie is one of Hollywood’s top actresses. But did you know that she’s originally from a small town in Australia? Listen to her funny story about a very big snake!
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You’ve heard of extreme sports, but how about WCMX? This is a sport where people ride wheelchairs and do jumps and tricks. Listen to teenager Lily explain how she did an amazing jump.
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Do you think your mobile phone is clean? In this science experiment, some British teenagers discover how dirty their phones really are.
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Yusra Mardini is a Syrian swimmer who competed in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This is her incredible story.
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A hoodie is a casual type of jumper which has a hood to cover your head. How has this sporty item of clothing become so popular all around the world?
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Ariana Grande is one of the biggest pop stars in the world. But how did she begin her amazing singing career?
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Mog is 12 years old and has decided to enter a maths competition. Can he handle the pressure and become a champion?
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Mari Malek is a supermodel, DJ and actor. She is also a refugee. This is her story.
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In this video YouTubers and Twitch streamers share some really useful advice about how to stay safe on the internet. Watch and listen carefully so you keep safe and enjoy your time online.
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How often do you check your phone? How much is too much? This video gives us some important findings about technology addiction.
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It’s a common, everyday American food. But in space, even the ordinary things are amazing! Watch how this astronaut makes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in space.
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How can we make the world a better place? Listen to this song and learn how people plan to improve the world.
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Astronauts have to wash their hair too! Watch as Karen Nyberg on the International Space Station shows us how. 
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What's the best thing about social media? And what's the worst? In this video, young people say whether they think social media can be bad for your health.
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You can teach a pet dog some words like 'sit' or 'stay'. But how many words can a dog learn?
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Bullying happens to different people in different places. If it’s happened to you, you’re not alone. In this video, teenagers who have faced and overcome bullying talk about their experience.
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In the UK fewer women than men do sport regularly. The campaign ‘This girl can’ aims to encourage more women to do sport.
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Are you a fan of Harry Potter? If so, check out this video and learn more about JK Rowling's amazingly successful creations.  
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What do you know about climate change? This short webtoon was created by Edd Gould in collaboration with environmental organisation TVE (Television for the Environment). The aim was to raise awareness about climate change. 
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She’s been catching waves for over 60 years. Watch the video as Gwyn reflects on how she got started, surfing then and now and why she loves it so much.
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What is Ramadan? Why do people celebrate it, and what do they do? Watch some young people explaining all about it. 
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Can you spot fake news? Watch this video from Common Sense Media to learn how to check out news to see if it's true or not. It's not always easy to tell! 
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Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation. It was launched in 2010 and it supports projects that aim to give teenage girls an equal chance in life. 
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This video was made as part of Google's International Women's Day celebrations. It was filmed in Lagos in Nigeria and we learn about the dreams and ambitions of a group of young women. 
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Here are some amazing facts about elephants. How many of them do you know?
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Many of us share selfies and photos online. But how do other people see you based on these photos, and could this somehow affect your future? This video was created for Safer Internet Day. Watch it to learn more about how important it is to take care with what you share online. 
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Do you play Minecraft? Check out this gigantic city built by 19-year-old Duncan Parcells!
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Instead of buying Christmas decorations, why not DIY – Do It Yourself? Here are three ideas for some cool and easy-to-make decorations ... using food!
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Is it better to receive a gift or to give one? Watch this video as Father Christmas challenges people to do something unusual and wonderful!
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Emi Mahmoud is a poet who won the Individual World Poetry Slam championship in 2015. In this video, Emi recites a powerful and moving poem about the refugee crisis. 

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