🕷 DIY Giant Spider AKA Aragog AKA HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN BIT*HES!

🕷 DIY Giant Spider AKA Aragog AKA HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN BIT*HES!


Well hello there again Internet, Corinne here, and you’re watching the best dang show on the Internet! *clears throat* Well, it’s official, the best time of year is upon us!
{Agreed.} I LOVE October for many reasons, but the first and foremost being: Halloween. I’ve been noticing that every time we ask you for project suggestions, you leave a lot of Harry Potter themed things. I really have no idea why, why that would be?
{Yep, no clue at all.} One of you even went as far as posting this article from BuzzFeed, on how to have the most epic Harry Potter party of all time. Now you knew when you posted it, that I was gonna have to do this. Oh, Lord, yes! We’re gonna have the best Harry Potter party this side of Hogwarts! Let’s get started, shall we? *signature witchy laugh* Alright, here we are, we got the Internet and our dreams. Basically, this BuzzFeed article is a mixture of things you need to order off the internet, and things you need to make yourself. Definitely need one of these, and one of these, Oooooooh Quidditch beer pong! [I’m] gonna need to order this, this, and that. Hmm, I’m really likin’ these spiders But they’re not as big as we need it to be. I need a full-on Aragog up in here. Ya know what I’m sayin’? So I’m thinkin’, that’s gonna have to be my first DIY project. *sigh* This is gonna be the best party ever!! Alright, so some of the stuff we just ordered from Amazon arrived. This is the spider and while it’s pretty giant, it is not giant enough. Aragog is way bigger than that. These will definitely work for Aragog’s children though. ‘Kay, basically what I’m gonna do is take the pipe insulation, put it over the metal rods we got, shape ’em like a spider leg, and then attach them to a body of some sort. I haven’t figured that part out yet. That’s okay. We’re gonna figure it out. That’s right, we got this! Best Harry Potter party ever about to happen up in here! Up in here. Oh, yeah, and guess what? The decorations we have from last year still apply to this year’s theme. Good job guys. Good job everyone. “Harry was finding it hard to think about the future at all…” Okay, yaas! We are ready to craft. [The] first thing I’m doing here is measuring and marking each rod. *chuckles* /Rod/
{That’s a lot of rods ya got there.} Yes, I’m marking each one at the same point and then bending it at those points. Here’s a tip: If you’re using rods like mine, don’t bend it all the way like this, because you’ll break it. And you probably only bought eight because spiders have eight legs. And you didn’t think you were gonna break a metal f***ing rod that, apparently, isn’t as metal as you thought it was. That’s okay, because we have /electrical/ tape and that sh*t fixes everything. See? All hope is not lost. We [are] gonna make this work, hunty. Yes, bent rod goes into the pipe casing, and then we remove the plastic stuff that’s covering the sticky stuff in the middle here, and then stick those pieces together. This stuff is pretty cool. Then we just have to wrap the whole thing in electrical tape. Yes, lookin’ good! We only have to do that /seven more times/, And you know what? After the first one I realized that I didn’t need to cover every section with the tape. That uses a /crap-ton/ of tape. It also seems like /this/ goes by super-fast, but I assure you, this takes a very long time. And, after a few hours, I had eight spider legs. Lookin’ good! Now I’m going to cover them in some fake fur, ‘cuz I need my spider to be furry. Furry spiders are so cute! I feel ya Hagrid. The best way to cut fake fur is to use a Self-Healing Cutting Mat and a Rotary Cutter. Honestly, no matter what you do, there’s gonna be hair all over the place. So, just- just know that. What I’m gonna be doing is cutting long strips that are about yea-wide.
{Almost 2.5 inches/6.35 cm} You wanna cut it along the backside, that way you run less chance of cutting all the little hairs here. There’s already all kinds of hair from when they cut it at the fabric store. *valley girl accent* See? This works much better than using scissors goddammit. This is what it looks like here. Yes, we’re doing it! Oh, and by the way, after each cut, you’re probably gonna want to break out the Dustbuster and clean up all the hair that’s already fallen. If you don’t, you’re gonna have yourself quite the /hairy/ situation. They’ll be hair in places [that] you didn’t even know existed. Alrighty! Now we’re taking our trusty [Hot] Glue Gun and these long-ass glue sticks, look at these things! This is a game-changer right here! Why hasn’t anyone told me??? Yeah, I’m pretty excited about this, what I’m not excited about is spending the next three hours hot gluing fur to a giant spider leg. I mean the concept is pretty simple: You glue it starting from the bottom, working your way to the top, wrapping it around and around like a candy cane. And voila: Furry Giant Spider Leg And then, you just have to repeat that seven more times. Go get ’em tiger! Woo, we did it. These are some good looking legs. Pay no heed to what they tell you, hairy legs are hot. Winter is coming, bitches. Okay, /this/ is where the fun begins. We get to start forming the body. First, I’m connecting the legs together to form four pairs, Then, I’m just karate chopping some wood, so [that] it’s about this long. Oh, you like my super fantastic karate skills? Well, here’s another one for you: Yeah, watch out. I will karate chop your ass. Yeah, then I’m just wrapping it with some leftover casing and some electrical tape. Then, I’m very simply attaching the leg pairs to the wood. *sarcastic laughing* No! This is not simple. But if you have /patience/ you will prevail. You will prevail! This is starting to become somethin’! Now, I just have to cut, clean, and wrap some more fur around the spider.. skeleton? Yeah, skeleton, I guess. And I’m leaving the last one undone because I’m first going to attach the /head/ to this end. I got this Styrofoam ball here that I’m not even going to take the plastic wrap off of because it just gets all over the place, and then just forcefully banging this piece of wood right in there. Now I’m just taping it to here, [And] we have ourselves a head! Way to get ahead in life. *faking emotion* You’re doing a great job. You’re doing a great job! Yes. Next I spent a good amount of time reinforcing this with the electrical tape. I also covered the entire head in the tape to help add strength. *whispering* You’re strong. You can do it. You got this. The most time-consuming part, though, is wrapping everything in fur. This does two important things for us. Number 1: It’s aesthetically pleasing. And that’s very important. Number 2: It helps make it really strong. This is also very important because I plan on using this every Halloween for the rest of my life. I actually probably will just keep it somewhere that I can see her every day because *whispers* we’re best friends now. Anyway back to the gluing [that] we’re doing. The only drawback of this is that the potential for hot glue burns is very high. Like, see this one right here? Yeah, that one hurt a lot. Making new friends isn’t always easy. Here, let’s add some pom-pom eyes to really bring it to life. Yes. And look at that, I really have made myself a new friend. I’ve literally made myself a friend.. How sad is that?? Okay, moving on to the final piece! For this I will, reluctantly, be using this Project Foam. I don’t have a foam cutter so I’m just gonna go in with a hacksaw, like a f***ing hack, and savage the f*** out of this foam. It’s like Wolverine came for a visit. Tip: don’t f***in’ do it like this, It makes a mess and it gets /everywhere/. This is /much worse/ than the hair situation. But I guess I did get the shape I wanted, kind of? What I’m gonna do to try to salvage this, is wrap it in some plastic wrap. Yeeaaah. This is actually working! And I can also stuff all the pieces of foam that I hacked off right in[to] the top here, so I don’t feel bad about wasting it. Captain f***in’ Planet over here, bitches! Okay-hay… [The] last thing I’m gonna do is cover this with… Yep, you guessed it: electrical tape. Yeah, that’s right. I’ve said electrical tape a lot in this video. Now we just have to attach that to the skeleton with the electrical tape, and then wrap all that with more fur. /This/ is my greatest masterpiece. *singing* You are the wind beneath my wings~ We did it! We did it!! We made a giant f***in’ spider! Well, I think that just about does it for this video. If you want to see my full Harry Potter party, make sure to continue tuning in for the rest of this month. And, by the way, this is the /last week/ you can buy one of our pumpkin carving kits to be able to participate LIVE in our annual pumpkin carving contest! Man Vs. Corinne Vs. Pin style. It’s always very entertaining you don’t want to miss it, and you can carve your pumpkins with us! As always, make sure to subscribe, like up this video, and I’ll see you later. {Major Caption Edits by Rainbrowz}

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How to collect and relocate a Paper Wasp Nest to Protect Honey Bees

How to collect and relocate a Paper Wasp Nest to Protect Honey Bees


people often ask me how I collect and
specifically place the northern paper wasp I used them for protection for my
honey bee apiary and look what happened we had a storm last night we had an inch
and a half of rain winds thunder lightning I come out this morning and
what’s laying on the deck this little paper wasp nest and these are the nurse
wasps that are on it they’re females and they’re attending to eggs and larvae in
here so now what do we do can we pick them up and put them somewhere else we
sure can and that’s what this video is going to show this is the overhang of my
bee Observatory shed and this is where they fell from who knows where they were
exactly attached because all the paper came with them but I’m going to show you
how to house and reattach them somewhere of your choosing
they’re pretty passive I’m taking this video very close to them of course it’s
early in the morning it’s nice and cool temperatures are gonna rise and I want
to put them in some shelter before that happens so let’s go in the woodshop I
have a scrap bin handy I’m just gonna pull some scraps out of here and make a
little shelter for them and attach it to might be observatory building here it is
I’m going to use hot glue high temp hot glue by gorilla so I’ve stuck these
parts together and we’re gonna turn it upside down I’m going to put a dab on it
I’m gonna carry it out here and there it is my little glob of hot glue which is
now in the process of cooling the gorilla hot glue has a longer working
time so I can grab this little flange with my forceps here and that will
insulate the main part of this nest from the heat of the glue so we’re going to
stick that right on there using these forceps and I am wearing big logs just
in case they’re passive but they could deliver a sting and they do it in a
really low-key way they just land on you and put their stinger in really slow and
here let’s take a close-up look of the paper now one of the reasons it’s
building is Popular’s because they use the cellulose from it to make their
nests and I want that I put these little paper wasps nests around my apiary
because they displace Yellowjackets they don’t like Yellow Jackets and neither do
i because Yellow Jackets will eat my bees
but these paper wasps they don’t eat bees look at the larvae in the cells
here you can see them moving around there are eggs in there and I’m just
positioning this because before I turn it upside down again I want to make sure
it’s going to be attached correctly and they feed these insect pests that they
gather from your gardens the fields and meadows they chew them up and bring them
back the adult wasps we’re looking at here are only drink nectar they can’t
beat solid foods and I want this nest to get bigger and I want more of them
around because the more of these I have around the fewer Yellowjackets all not
around so here it is they’re all in place that was a very easy procedure now
I’m gonna stick it here part of the overhang but I’m gonna put it off to the
side and you may be wondering why the heck are you putting paper wasps right
where people are gonna come and go well I’m the only person generally who comes
and goes for this building and they won’t even care I’ve had paper wasps of
this species inside the building right where I sit and take notes and observe
my bees and their inner observation hive behaviors so this is going to be in a
perfect spot right here and because I put these little side pieces on a nice
cover for them they’ll be able to come and go and not be exposed to the weather
and they can continue to raise their baby
wasps a couple of stainless steel screws in here and we’re all done I could
probably use just one but I’m going to put two in just for kicks rough cut
lumber this is pine you can see the edge of the pine trees still on it and I use
this for a lot of my random projects around dealing with insects and I have
other boxes full of these in my apiary they don’t bother the honeybees and all
now let’s take a close-up look of an edge you can see their eggs right in the
closest cells and they have hexagonal cells much like honey bees do only these
instead of being made of wax are made out of cellulose and their saliva fun
huh this is the environment that they’re in we have a nice big meadow here some
early linden trees there and the sun’s coming up let’s take a closer look
inside some of these cells we can see this female worker is feeding the larvae
they’re the library move around and they do as I mentioned before consume little
caterpillars they can – bugs spiders insect pests they get
pre-chewed by these female workers so when they go out and snatch something to
feed these larvae they chew them up first
discard the feed and the non-essential parts and then they just feed the little
pellets of protein to these developing larvae so here we are now look we’ve
disrupted them we’ve reattached the nest and they’re very passive they don’t even
care that I’m here taking this video so that’s how you do it it wouldn’t matter
if there is a larger group early in the spring you’ll see a little pine cone
shaped nest and sometimes they’ll just be getting started and you’ll just see
the Queen and then later on the workers will hatch out and then they’ll start
taking over the duties of feeding this larvae and looking them in there look at
the eggs so what I’ll do probably later on give you updates on the nest as they
develop and more hatch out and pretty soon there’s a bunch of fun but that’s
how you relocate a paper wasp nest I appreciate that you took the time to
watch this and Yellowjackets are little jerks but when it comes to friendly
wasps that you want to keep around these northern paper wasps are fantastic
thanks for watching have a great day

European Paper Wasp | From the Ground Up

European Paper Wasp | From the Ground Up


The eaves of buildings like high tunnels and
outbuildings are a great place for paper wasps to build their nest. And we now have a new pest in the U.S. It’s been in the U.S. for a couple of decades,
but it’s just identified in Wyoming. It’s the European Paper Wasp. The insect itself looks very much like our
paper wasps that we’re familiar with. It has a little bit more of a slender waist
on it. And the antennae on this insect are a brighter
orange color. They have good and bad characteristics in
that they will feed on and are predatory towards things like caterpillars that we don’t want
in our gardens. But they are somewhat more aggressive than
other wasps, and they may become a problem because of that. The European Paper Wasp is known for feeding
on fruit that’s still hanging on the vine. Most of our other paper wasps or Yellow Jackets
will feed on fruit that is overripe, or fruit that has fallen from the vine. And so, we may see more loses from the European
Paper Wasp in fruit production across the state. They are known to have a paper colony, or
nest, that is very similar to other paper wasps. And if you do find them and want to control
them, you’d use paper wasp, hornet, or Yellow Jacket spray that has an immediate knock-down. And use all of the safety procedures that
we’ve shared with you in other “From the Ground Up” segments. So, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the
European Paper Wasp in your small fruit or garden production. I’m Donna Hoffman with the University of
Wyoming Extension, and you’re watching “From the Ground Up.”

Beekeeping with Cody 2016: Installing bees

Beekeeping with Cody 2016: Installing bees


Hi everyone, Cody here. It’s time to work on the bees again. This hive right here, there’s currently no living bees inside of it – except maybe for some of the bees scavenging the extra honey. In about 2 weeks I’ll be getting some more bees and I definitely want to put some bees into this hive, because this is a really good hive. The bees seem to really like it. Unfortunately, the bees I had in here last year, looks like they died due to mites. See? A little pile of dead bees right here. What the mites do, is make the bees sick so the bees start leaving the hive down to the point that there’s not enough bees to keep warm anymore. So the objective of today is to remove all of the old comb – we can put bees and they can build it all fresh and new. So we got all the combs out of the hive, you can see them here. I kind of kept them in order so you could see the difference between the combs in front of the hive vs the back. See the, front of the hive is where you get the most traffic from the bees, so the bees track in dirt on their little feet, and it stick to the wax and makes it darker in colour. Also the bees actually raise their young up here in the front, and the cocoons are like paper, you can see it’s kind of papery here. See that? And the paper is a dark colour, the cocoons that the little bees develop into. And you can actually kind of see multiple layers of these cocoons eventually these cells are going to get very very thick and strong as these layers of paper build up. But anyway toward the back of the hive you’ll notice that the frames are much lighter. This is because they just stored honey here, and also theres less traffic. The honeycomb of course doesn’t have paper cocoons which are dark in colour. See, this back frame is almost pure white. Another thing you’ll notice is the cell size, the size of the hexagons is much larger back here that it is in the front of the hive. They want to save time and wax materials for storing the honey. You know, they want to produce as much storage space as possible for the least amount of material so they make them bigger. Alright so I think what I’m going to do with this stack of stuff is everything up to this knife, I’m basically going to throw away. It’s really not worth my time and effort to get the wax from it, because you basically have wax and paper it’s more paper than wax at this point, and it’s really difficult to get the wax out of the paper. But this stuff here that just had the honey in it, I can just crush this and melt it down and make it straight into candles or what ever. I’m just scraping off the propolis and wax. Alright this hive is pretty much ready for some bees. I might want to put a backer board here because I don’t have enough frames to fill this. Or I guess I can just make some more frames, but there we go. It’s ready for some bees. I’ll be putting them in about next week, well, two weeks from now, and I have a couple more hives I need to clean out actually. You know the wind is really the worst thing that could happen today, I’d rather put bees in boxes while it’s snowing. But I guess – snowing and windy would be worse. If the wind’s too bad I might just voice over this part of the video. Well what I’m doing now is just cleaning up the hive, doing some final things before I put the bees in. That wasn’t supposed to go in there. Now this is the box that I built during episode two of my beekeeping series, and I also have these homemade frames here, which is just pieces of wood that the bees build comb onto. Now the only problem with this is I’ve made these the same size as commercial frames, but the bee box is not quite, you see, it’s got a little space underneath and this is not super good for the bees. So what I may actually do is remove these side bars and just turn this into a top bar hive. Of course, I could put the commercial frames in here, they’ll fit, they’re the right width, but the bees will just build down underneath it though. See, now the bees can build all the way to the floor of the hive. Very nice. These frames are a little bit too small, so what I’ll have to do is add a little bit of space between them. That should be about right for them. Anyway, I’m going to put the rest of these in place. Let’s go get the bees. [person in bee suit:] Ok, here you go Cody. [unintelligible talking on radio in the background] [Cody:] alright, thank you. Let’s take them out to the truck, What do you think? Is that a lot of bees? [chuckles] [wind buffets against microphone] Each of these packages has roughly thirteen thousand bees in ’em. So here’s our three pound box of bees I’m going to spray them with a little bit of sugar water You can already tell that they stop buzzing around quite so vigorously. ‘Cus now they’re busy licking themselves clean. It’s going to be rather tasty because I put a little bit of lemongrass oil in there. Just turn it around and do the other side here Let’s pop this feeder jar out of there, and let’s pull the queen out, make sure she’s doing good. Looks like it’s got some comb on the cage and look how docile these bees are right now. There’s the cork. And there we go. There’s the queen. She looks good. I’m gonna pull that cork out of there So I’ve got a little bit of sugar here it’s basically powdered sugar and honey mixed together into kind of a dough. There, just a little something to keep her in there for now. Spray this all over here, alright. Now, queen’s over there, I’m just going to dump the bees right on the floor of the hive, and they should form a big ball right around the queen soon after I close it up. [bees buzzing] Then, they’ll start building comb and making their nest. [tap] [bees buzz loudly] [birdsong in background] There’s most of the bees out I can actually just put this right here, they’ll find their way over eventually. So, I’ve got a frame of honey right here, this is from a healthy hive on the property, so it shouldn’t cause them any trouble. It’ll be a nice way to feed them. They’ll just eat this up, it’ll be a food source while they’re building the colony. I’m gonna put that on the end, and that’ll also cap them, so they don’t try to go into this area. [latch clicks shut] Onto the next hive. [off screen voice:] What are you doing that for? [Cody:] I need some sticks. You see, I don’t have a frame of honey that’ll fit in here. So I’m going to set this feeder can on top of those sticks there. [Off screen voice] Oh, ok. [Cody:] That way, they’ve still got food. [wind blows against microphone] That’ll only last them a few more days but, it’ll at least get them something in case it rains, and they’re not able to go and forage. There’s the queen, we have a queen, see her in there? Excellent. Where’d that candy go, you got? [Off screen voice:] so what is that plug made of? [Cody:] It’s just cork. The bees can’t chew through cork. And then, I’m going to replace it with something they can actually chew through. You’ll notice this is very thin. That’ll only take them, maybe, an hour to get through that. Three pounds of honey bees! Look at that. Normally I get the two pound boxes, but all they had was the three pound boxes. It’s a little bit more expensive, but it can’t hurt to have a few extra bees could it? [wood knocking twice] There they are. There’s the twins all set up. Just in time too, because it’s started raining. I’ve got one more box I think I’m actually going to sacrifice it to help build up that colony that survived the winter give them some more bees, so they’ll be better at making queens. I’m going to put the queen in this box here, just to store her along with a few bees to keep her happy. And – by a few, I mean about five thousand [chuckles]. There, that’s plenty. Alright, the rest of these are going to go into that box. Alright, I’m now recording. [unintelligible] Alright, a sticky bee is a happy bee, right? Let’s see how they react to ’em. Yeah, I think they’re good. The lemongrass here will probably, hopefully help, so I’ll make sure to soak ’em really good. [birdsong in background] Assuming I get enough of this lemongrass on ’em, they won’t know which bee came from which hive. Ok, let’s pause for a second and make sure they’re not freaking out. Oh yeah. They’re accepting them like normal. Licking them clean. That’s not aggressive. Let’s put it in there. Oh yeah, this hive is going to have so many bees. They’re probably going to make queen cells by next week. [bees buzzing] [camera operator squeaks] [Cody:] did it just, crashed into you? [camera operator:] I know! [laughs] I bet that was a startle for both of us. [Cody:] So the bees are in their hives, and it looks like they’re doing pretty good. They’re flying around, getting used to their environment, and it looks like they’re going to accept these boxes Now, that hive over there that I dumped the extra bees into The idea with that is to boost that hive up, get it as strong as possible so that they’ll be wanting to make queens. Then, they’ll be able to produce lots and lots of royal jelly. Because, I want to take queens from that hive, and requeen all of these, with those genetics. That should give me a much better chance of actually having hives survive the winter. So, hope you guys enjoyed, and I’ll see you next time. [music plays] [music fades out]

TOP 5 Ways to Get Rid of Ants Around Your Home

TOP 5 Ways to Get Rid of Ants Around Your Home


My name is Aaron Massey
from mrfixitdiy.com, and today I’m here to talk
about my Top Five DIY ways to get rid of ants around your home. (lively music) If you own a home,
you’ve likely experienced some unwanted visitors, and
while you might not be able to deter all unfavorable guests as easily, in the case of ants, you can. There are a couple different species that typically invade the home. And even though most
are seemingly harmless, they can still contaminate food, destroy parts of the home, and even bite. So here are a few ways to
get ants out of the house and keep them from coming back. Number five is to make a DIY ant spray. An alternative to an insecticide as well as one of the easiest
solutions to your ant problem uses only a couple of ingredients that you probably already
have in your kitchen. By combining equal
parts vinegar and water, you can create a mixture
that ants don’t like. Spraying the vinegar in
problem areas deters them by disrupting the trails of
pheromones that the ants leave. These trails allow other
ants to follow their scent, which is why you’ll typically
see ants in long trails. Disrupting the scent trail will
help keep other worker ants from finding the trail. However, this solution is temporary and won’t prevent the ants
from coming back long-term. But it can dissuade them from
specific areas of the home if you use it regularly. Remember that the ants
you see in the house are the worker ants so just getting rid of those ants won’t stop
them from coming back. The colony will just keep
sending out new worker ants. Your best bet is to
treat the colony itself, which leads me to number four,
which is utilizing ant baits. Liquid baits are typically
made up of a combination of sugar and borax and are used to initially attract the ants to the bait, and then the worker ants will bring enough of the poison back to
the colony to kill it. I’ve had a lot of success with
these TERRO liquid ant baits, which are available online or
at your local hardware store. These baits typically
attract a lot of ants in the first day or two,
and then after that, I rarely see any. While it’s simple to
set up traps or baits, be careful of this option if
you have small children or pets that might grab or try to play with them. Number three is sealing entry points. One of the most effective
ways to minimize ant problems is to try and minimize
entry points in the house. It’s impossible to seal
off every microscopic gap but addressing as many areas as possible can substantially
decrease infestation. Using caulks and sealants
to fill any problem areas both inside and outside
can help stop the problem before it starts. You can also color match
or paint most caulks so that the fix isn’t visible. Number two is to keep things clean. This might seem like a no-brainer but keeping your house
as clean as possible is one of the best ways
to prevent infestations and keep them from reoccurring. Forgetting to take the
trash out for too many days, leaving food waste in the kitchen, or having exposed dog food
can signal worker ants that your house is prime real estate. Take the trash out frequently,
and keep compost clean, or put extra food waste
down the garbage disposal. In hot and dry climates, ants may be prone to entering the home to find water, which is why infestations
are typically worse in the summer months and in areas with water like bathrooms and kitchens. And number one is to eliminate the source. The most important thing that you can do to keep ants away is to locate
where they are coming from and take care of them at their source. The source could be an outdoor garbage can that’s close to the house
or a bush whose leaves need to be trimmed because the
branches reach right up to your windowsills. Follow the trails to see where
the ants are coming from, and then use some of the other suggestions to eliminate them. Preventative measures are
important to keep them from coming back. You might also consider spraying
a pest preventative spray like Home Defense around
your foundation at least once every few months to keep them
from trying to come back in. Another option is to use
these outdoor ant baits, which you can add around your foundation and attack the ant colony
before they enter your home. So that’s it for this Top Five DIY video. I hope you guys enjoyed it, and I hope it helps you get
your ant problem under control. If you liked this video,
please hit that like button and leave a comment down
below letting me know your best DIY ant infestation remedies to help out other people who
might be having a problem. And if you’d like to
check out more of my DIY and home improvement videos, please consider
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6 Really Hard Words You’re Spelling Wrong (2019 Spelling Bee) *IMPOSSIBLE*

6 Really Hard Words You’re Spelling Wrong (2019 Spelling Bee) *IMPOSSIBLE*


– Why didn’t you hear
the pterodactyl go to the bathroom? – (FBE) Why?
– ‘Cause it had a silent P! (golf clapping)
♪ (ba-dum-tss) ♪ (chuckles) Is this thing on? ♪ (upbeat intro) ♪ – For 92 years, students from
across the country have competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
– We’re doing a spelling bee? – Am I gonna have
to spell things today? I’m not good at spelling. – (FBE) This year,
there was an unprecedented victory with an eight-way tie
for first place. – Oh, god. That is very unusual. – (FBE) So today, we’re obviously
gonna see how well you spell compared to a range
of the smartest youth from around the country.
– You know… (laughs) Spelling’s not my forte.
I’m more of a spoken word kind of guy. We just did a spelling bee stream
a couple days ago and I won on the word poignant,
silent N. It’s whatev– No. Silent G. Whatever.
– Right now, I’m gonna set the bar real low.
I can’t spell for [bleep]. I voice text all the time,
because I don’t know how to spell words.
– I do have an extensive vocabulary I feel, but… (chuckles)
spelling’s– I’m like, “No.” It’s gonna be bad.
– I’m ready. And I’m getting
fifth grade PTSD again. – (FBE) All right,
and in true spelling bee style, we’re gonna bring you the mic.
– Yes! Dude, I always feel more official
with a mic in front of me, ’cause people have to listen to me. – (FBE) This is the first word
that kicked off the spelling bee and it was given
to an elementary school student from Montgomery, Alabama,
who got this word correct. – Oh my goodness.
if I misspell it, so embarrassing! – (FBE) The word is energumen. The definition is a person
possessed by an evil spirit. – I should know that.
Can I have the origin please? – (FBE) Sure. This is
18th century Latin. – Oh. Use that every day.
– Energumen, N… (buzzer)
– …I-N… I already failed. – E-N-G…
(buzzer) – …R…
– E… N-N…
(buzzer) (wheezing laughter) – I-N-E-R-G…
(buzzer) – E-N-U-R-G-U-M-E-N.
(buzzer) – E-N-E-R-G-U-M-O…
(buzzer) …N,
energumen. – E-N-E-R-G-U-I-M.
(buzzer) No. (laughs)
– …G-U-M-E-N. That’s it.
– (FBE) That’s correct! (ding)
– Oh, it is? It’s the way you pronounce it,
and I put it in my head how to spell it.
– I’ve never heard that word in my life, and I’m a spooky kind
of gal. I like demons and [bleep], but I didn’t
know that one. (laughs) – Now I’m a little bit confident.
But still, I’m mad at myself for getting that wrong.
– I’m feeling that I need to take another vacation after this.
– (FBE) This second word is very common,
but it’s often misspelled. – Sure.
– (FBE) The word is Wednesday. – I am so mad right now.
I literally… (chuckles) just do W-E-D, period. – W-E-N…
(buzzer) – …S-D-A-Y. – W-E-N…
(buzzer) (gasps) – Oh. W-E-D-N-E-S-D-A-Y.
(ding) Wed-nes-day.
(laughs) – W. That’s for sure.
E-D… N-E-S-D-A-Y. (ding)
Wednesday. – …N-E-S-D-A-Y, Wednesday.
(ding) – And then we all know how
to spell the word “day”… (ding)
…so you can do that at home. – W-E-D-N-E-S-D-A-Y.
(ding) – …N-E-S-D-A-Y. Wednesday.
(ding) – (FBE) So, the proper spelling
is W-E-D… – OH! ‘Cause the D’s silent.
Ugh. My friends are gonna make so much fun of me!
– That might be the only point I get. – I used to misspell it
all the time, and my teacher was like, “Wed-nes-day!”
And I never forgot that. – It should be W-E-N-D, sday.
Wendsay, that’s how it’s spelled. The English language is ridiculous. – (FBE) This is the most searched word
on Google for the spelling. – Okay. I’m nervous.
I’ve probably searched it, too. – (FBE) The word is restaurant.
– Oh! Okay. – R-E-S-T… U-R-A-N-T?
(buzzer) That’s wrong.
– R-E-N… (buzzer)
…S-T-A… – R-E-S-T-U-R-A-N-T.
(buzzer) – R-E-S-T-U-A-R…
(buzzer) I give up!
I told you guys I suck at spelling. – R-E-S-T… A-U-R-A-N-T, restaurant.
(ding) – …A-U-R-A-N-T.
(ding) – …T-A-U-R-A-N-T.
(ding) – …R-A-N-T, restaurant.
(ding) – (FBE) Correct!
– Oh my goodness! I only knew how to do it,
’cause you said it phonetically. This is honestly me fulfilling
a childhood dream. – Ah, I was so close, though.
– It’s just ’cause we audibly say it resturant, not restaurant.
– Wow! Oh my gosh! I am killing the game right now.
I cannot even lie. (giggles) – (FBE) The word is prestidigitation. – Oh, god. Presti– prest– I know the word.
– (FBE) The definition is magic tricks performed
as entertainment. – Okay. Let me try it. – P-R-I-S-D-T-A-C-H-O-U-N. – (FBE) You know what?
You sounded that word out really well. – P-R-E-S-T-E-D…
(buzzer) – P… (chuckles)
…R-E… I wanna say– oh, no. E…
(buzzer) – P-R-E-S-T-I… …G-I…
(buzzer) – …T-I-D…
Presti… I-D… (buzzer)
…I-T-I-O-N.
I think it’s wrong. – T-I-D-I-G-I-T… I-O-N?
(buzzer) I don’t even–
I lost the word. (laughs) – …D-I-G…
Prestidigi… A…
(buzzer) Tation, T-A-T-I-O-N.
Prestidigitation. I said a lot of letters.
I don’t remember any of them. – …T-I-D-I-G-I… T-A-T-I-O-N, prestidigitation.
(ding) – (FBE) Yes!
– I got it! Oh my gosh. Wow. – I was a lot closer on the last word
than I thought it was gonna be, so I’ll take it.
– I left out a bunch in the middle there.
– Let’s just say I got this one right, ’cause this was really hard,
and… yeah. – (FBE) Okay, so this one
may prove challenging unless maybe you’re
a Jurassic Park fan. – Ah, [bleep]. Dinosaurs?
– (FBE) The word is pterodactyl. -Pterodactyl? Oh god, no.
– It’s just a whole bunch of consonants and can I please
get a [bleep] vowel? I am so mad! It’s one
of my favorite dinosaurs, too. – I’m not even gonna try.
I’m not gonna try on that one. Nope. – T-A-R-D…
(buzzer) – T-E-R-R-I…
(buzzer) – I’m just going for it.
– (FBE) Go. – Pterodactyl. T-E-R-A…
(buzzer) – P-T-E-O-R…
(buzzer) – I know it’s like P-T-R-Y-D-A-C-A-L?
(buzzer) No. It’s around there,
but I don’t know how to spell it. – P-T-E-R-A…
(buzzer) – …C-T-Y-L.
(ding) – (FBE) All right. So, pterodactyl,
just for your own noggin. Are you ready?
It’s P-T… – What?!
– P?! – (FBE) Yeah.
– (both) Perodactyl? – In my head, I was just like, P.
I don’t care if I– I knew I was gonna get
everything else wrong. I remembered that.
It didn’t come out. It’s different when
you’re at home! Stop it! – Why didn’t you hear
the pterodactyl go to the bathroom? – (FBE) Why?
– ‘Cause it had a silent P! (golf clapping)
♪ (ba-dum-tss) ♪ – (chuckles) Is this thing on? – (FBE) This is our last word.
– Okay. – (FBE) This is from
the spelling bee that led to the eight-way tie.
– Oh, no. (chuckles) – (FBE) The word is odylic.
– May I have the definition please? – (FBE) A force or natural power
formerly held by some to reside in certain individuals
and to underlie hypnotism and magnetism
and some other phenomena. – Interesting. I probably won’t be
using that in my day-to-day life. – O-D-L…
(buzzer) …C-K. – O-H…
(buzzer) …U-D-I-C, odylic. – (FBE) Aww, so close! Oh, good night.
– O-D-I-L-Y-C-K. (chuckles) I’m not sure.
– …D-E… (buzzer)
…L-L-I-C. – O-D-Y-L-L-I-C.
(buzzer) – …Y-L-L-I-C, odylic. (chuckles)
(buzzer) – O-D-Y-L-L-I-C?
Odylic. – (FBE) Dammit, Eric! You’re so close!
– I’m sorry! One L? – (FBE) Yeah.
– Dammit! – O-D-Y-L-I-C. (chuckles)
(ding) – (FBE) Correct! – Really? – (FBE) I am so sorry, Jayka.
The correct spelling O-D-Y-L-I-C. – Are you kidding me?! – (FBE) Josie, with five
correctly spelled words, you won! – And thank you.
Oh, my parents taught me a lot. They were also good in spelling.
– I did pretty well considering some people
can’t spell the difference between “your” and “you’re.” – Spelling is not my forte.
Guess what? Well, I guess you need it if you’re gonna be on this show. – (FBE) These are all pretty hard,
but you know what? We’re learning something today,
aren’t we? – We’re learning to never give up. – (people) Awww.
– (child) Cute! – (FBE) Anything you wanna say
to your English teachers or your parents?
– You did the best you could, and I’m sorry if I let you down.
– All my teachers that I’ve had in elementary school
have been my best friends and my favorite teachers.
Now, cut please. – Thanks for watching us
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