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SCMP.tv Top 5 Videos

Top 5 videos of the week: from crazy wingsuit flights in the French Alps to little bouncing kangaroo-like mice, and more...

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 October, 2015, 7:01pm
UPDATED : Friday, 02 October, 2015, 7:01pm

Every weekend, the South China Morning Post presents its top video picks from SCMP.tv and the web, highlighting news, features, mini-documentaries and more.

This week...

Wingsuit daredevils Graham Dickinson & Dario Zanon take to the skies in the French Alps  

Base jumper Graham Dickson takes flight in the French Alps and shows us what it's like to fly like a suicidal flying squirrel. Dickson flies so close to the trees that it appears he will hit one of them. The one question we have is, how do you stop?!

Take a 900-foot walk over a gorge via a glass-bottomed bridge

 

China's first glass-bottomed suspension bridge is now open. The nearly 600-foot-high, 900-foot-long bridge is located in the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in Pingjiang County and it just recently opened to the public. 

Jelly Tennis - The Slow Mo Guys

We love these guys! Gav and Dan find an impressive new way to serve jelly to hundreds of people at once with a well-placed tennis serve. Also yes, in England this is jelly.

This tiny adorable critter is half kangaroo, half velociraptor

Wired introduces us to the jerboa. A cross between a mouse and a tiny kangaroo and, wow, can it hop! The rodents' elongated, powerful legs can propel the little fur balls as far as six feet.

China's first lady Peng Liyuan gives advice to Julliard singer

And China's first lady, Peng Liyuan, shows her stuff as she imparts advice to a Julliard student singer who performed for her in Mandarin. 

“The most moving thing was that she was so sincere and approachable. I’m very grateful for her patient guidance,” said Liv Redpath, the performing Juilliard student.

Redpath said she had asked a fellow Chinese student for help to practise her Chinese pronunciation and that she had listened repeatedly to Peng’s own recording of the song for weeks before the visit.