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SCMP.tv Top 5 Videos

Top 5 videos: Dude, do you even lift? Thor's hammer IRL, and a wild bear's rampage through a Russian mall ends in a shoot-out

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 October, 2015, 7:00pm
UPDATED : Friday, 16 October, 2015, 7:00pm

What does it feel like to take your hands of the wheel of a moving car? One blogger found out, and his reactions are priceless, but more of that later. The South China Morning Post team has compiled its top video picks from SCMP.tv and the web, highlighting news, features, mini-documentaries and more.

Scroll on to see engineering put to use in comical ways, why this man is the most sought after porcelain painter in Hong Kong and hikers plunge metres into a river in New Zealand. 

Engineer bulids unliftable replica of Thor's hammer

In The Avengers series, Thor's legendary hammer Mjolnir can only be wielded by the worthy. Electrical engineer Allen Pan designed and built an immovable replica of the Mjolnir using heavy-duty magnets and a fingerprint scanner.

He took his invention to the streets of Venice Beach, California and asked people to try lifting it up. Through sticky and tricky means, only Pan could lift the magnetized hammer mischeivously placed on a metallic surface. Want to know how exactly it works? Watch the video! 

The terrifying moment of hikers falling in bridge collapse 

New Zealand is a land of wonders for many, but for these four French hikers, it is a place where they had a mortal shock.

In this recently released video you can see when the hiking group crossed a suspension bridge in Te Urewera National Park, and then the bridge suddenly collapses The hikers plunged 28 feet (8.5 meters) into a river below. Luckily, none of them were seriously injured.

Wild bear wanders into Russia shopping mall

A wild bear wandered into a Russian shopping mall before it was shot dead by a law-enforcement officer this week. 

The video produced by The Guardian shows the brown bear roaming through a mall in the far eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk, pushing open a door and running through the streets as onlookers screamed. 

Car blogger test drives Tesla's new 'autopilot'

Tesla launched its new self-driving system "Autopilot" Wednesday, making its cars semi-autonomous.

In this YouTube video posted by automobile news website Jalopnik, blogger Michael Ballaban test drove a Tesla Model S with the autonomous system, and with his hands off the steering wheel he sat in awe as the car drove, stopped at a red light and changed lanes on its own.  He described the experience as "creepy" in his review

Meet the most sought-after porcelain painter in Hong Kong

SCMP.tv talked to Master Lee Siu-man about his life-time career porcelain painting.

Lee, 87, moved to Hong Kong from mainland China in 1949 during the Chinese Civil War. At the age of 18, he learned the art of porcelain painting from a master in Shantou city, Guangdong province.