Video round-up: Aliens, mattresses and a kamikaze squirrel + 'fun loving' bus driver & more

This week's edition of our video round-up

by Elliot Johnston   June 25, 2014  

Aliens (image via YouTube user looknowtv)

In this edition of our video round-up we’ve something truly (or falsely?) out of this world, a squirrel in Brighton with a death wish, some more mattress-related fun and very good-looking athlete-turned-filmmaker Mr Ben Brown having a jolly on a bike.

We've also got your weekly dose of bad driving caught on the head-mounted cameras of intrepid cyclists, so stay tuned for that.

Cyclist Records a UFO Above Bike Trail Passing Three Helicopters

Is it a drone? Is it a plane? Is it a mildly elaborate special effects hoax? We’re not experts on any of the above, but we’re highly sceptical about the legitimacy of this clip. It’s not because we don’t believe in aliens, the internet has jaded us and we simply don’t believe in it anymore. You’re welcome to make up your own mind, though.

How to Deliver Mattresses by Bike

Here at we love videos that involve mattresses and bikes. Our love for this obscure mixture dates back to March when we ran this story about a video which emerged of a cyclist being hit by and saved by the same mattress. In case that’s not enough mattress action for you, here’s some more.

This company in Portland, USA, show off their method of mattress delivery which they say opens themselves up to the city’s large cycling population. Not as high octane as our previous dabble in the mattress-cycling video market, but we think it’s interesting nonetheless.

How to Deliver a Mattress by Bike from Russ Roca on Vimeo.

London to Brighton Bike Ride 2014 - Cyclist hits squirrel

We’re not heartless, but this squirrel-with-a-death-wish certainly got us wincing and giggling in equal measure. It’s unclear as to weather the squirrel made it out unharmed, but the way it bounces up post-impact suggests a fair amount of force went through the poor rodent’s body. Fortunately no cyclists were harmed, and our best wishes are with the furry little daredevil.

Mr Ben Brown's First Box Hill Bike Ride

There are a couple selling points on this one: good looking couple take their bikes up Box Hill to a reality TV-style sound track; or, ex-athlete tries his hand at filmmaking and bike riding. Either way, internet personality Mr Ben provides a fun, feel-good watch if you're into that kind of thing.

Manic Wessex Bus Driver

No video round-up would be complete without a mental bus driver. According to the ‘about’ section of this video, the featured bus driver was quite enjoying his chase-down of the filming cyclist. He’s quoted as having a “humorous expression on his face.” You can make your own mind up as to whether this looks like fun or not.

Aborted Overtake

And to finish off this round-up we’ve got a little more driver madness for you. Here we see a cyclist correctly taking the lane on a narrow road where overtaking would be dangerous. Unfortunately that doesn’t deter this driver, who even has the audacity to complain to the cyclist later on. It all gets a bit shouty, so it’s not one we’d suggest watching through your computer's speakers in the office.

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Had a squirrel doing a suicide dive through @roseofwinters wheels on Sunday when riding through Victoria Park.

It was quite comical as both didnt know whether to go left or right and did both until the squirrel dived right at the last moment!

posted by zanf [425 posts]
25th June 2014 - 13:51

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Alien? Looks like a skydiver in a wing suit to me...

posted by Paul J [558 posts]
25th June 2014 - 16:24

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Jeesus. What a strange mixture. Most alarming parts for me were the narcissism of the bloke with the reversed IQ reducer - sorry baseball cap. I feel so honoured to share his leisurely posing day out on the bike and trip to the coffee shop. Like a two wheeled TOWIE...

And the self righteous twok on the last video with the silly accent? I know, it was a narrow road and he had right of way, but he's insufferable. 'This is a camera!' Don't tell them you have a camera you pranny. Any thug worth his tattoos will be taking the cameras and destroying the cards. Good luck proving assault without the card....

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1031 posts]
25th June 2014 - 16:56

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MercuryOne wrote:

And the self righteous twok on the last video with the silly accent?

There's never any need to ridicule someone's regional accent. Mind you, he does sound like Vic Reeves doing his Noddy Holder impression.

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posted by Chris [103 posts]
25th June 2014 - 21:31

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If that's a UFO then the helicopter following it should have had a better viewpoint.

posted by bobcdc [18 posts]
26th June 2014 - 0:48

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The guy in the last video needs to keep his hands on the bars and watch what he's doing rather than gesticulating.

posted by Beaufort [120 posts]
26th June 2014 - 8:40

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Best shot of a UFO I've seen. At least 300 metres long and 160 wide. Check out the three decks, including the one with clear windows running for a good 40 metres down the side. Clearly the observation platform because you can see tiny figures all pointing at those helicopters. But where was it going? My guess, to the Restaurant At the End of the Universe, somewhere over the Queen Elizabeth Velopark in Hackney.

posted by Condor flyer [17 posts]
27th June 2014 - 22:39

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