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Watch Ewan McGregor’s ‘Epic’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Motorcycle Stunt

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As Ewan McGregor gets back on the bike for his latest journey in “Long Way Up’, Jimmy Fallon is bringing out the Scottish actor’s inner daredevil with a motorcycle stunt on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.

“We challenged you to do an epic motorcycle jump over Obi-Wan Kenobi,” Fallon explains. “You’re basically attempting to jump over yourself. It’s never been done. And you accepted the challenge,” he says with a laugh explaining that he thought McGregor’s team would shut down the idea.

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“Everyone was trying to talk me out of it,” McGregor jokes from his home in Los Angeles. “I had my lawyer on the phone and was like, ‘I’m f***ing doing it.’”

With the help of his daughter Anouk, 9, McGregor rose to the occasion.

“I just want to say a special thank you to Anouk McGregor for her amazing camera work because without her the film wouldn’t be what it is today,” McGregor says. “I’ve been making movies since 1992 and the shot with Obi-Wan, with my bike coming over the top of his head and the tire comes into focus – that’s the best shot I’ve ever done in my entire career.”





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Evan Rachel Wood on Kajillionaire’s big dance scene

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Evan Rachel Wood steals nearly every scene in Miranda July’s new film, Kajillionaire. As Old Dolio, she’s a 26-year-old with the emotional intelligence of a 12-year-old and an oversized wardrobe to match. She’s awkward and possessive, but still yearns for a life of her own—something that hasn’t really been possible with her parents until Gina Rodriguez’s character, Melanie, comes into the picture. Alongside Melanie, she begins to explore the little things she’s missed in her life, from Saturday morning pancakes to warm hugs. Together, the two actually pay for food at the grocery store, and even do some dancing, just because. It’s that latter scene that’s so staggering, as Wood uses Old Dolio’s doddering naïveté to create a dance that’s both so free it’s impressive and also almost too free for comfort. The A.V. Club talked to Wood about that scene, as well as what she’d nab to eat were she set free in a gas station convenience store right after living through “The Big One.”

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Turns Out, Helsinki Airport Uses Dogs To Sniff Out Coronavirus And It’s Faster Than Lab Testing

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Are adorable, fluffy doggies going to be the ones to help save humanity from the global pandemic? There’s a big possibility that they are. I mean, they’ve been doing it for quite a while already, but in more of an emotional sense. But apparently, dogs are now professionally trained and they are able to sniff out COVID-19 faster than laboratory testing.

Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, professionally trained dogs have recently started working at Helsinki airport in Finland to help detect COVID-19-infected passengers.

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Research indicated that dogs are able to smell coronavirus with almost 100% certainty

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Apparently, a research group at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Helsinki recently conducted a study whose results indicated that dogs are able to smell the virus with almost 100% certainty. Moreover, they are able to detect the virus before the symptoms have even started, which is impossible with laboratory testing.

“It’s a very promising method. Dogs are very good at sniffing,” Anna Hielm-Bjorkman, a University of Helsinki professor, told Global News. “If it works, it will be a good (coronavirus) screening method at any other places.”

A passenger is asked to swipe their skin with a wipe which is then put into a jar and given to a dog

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Unfortunately, taking this test doesn’t include direct contact with the dog. Apparently, those taking a test will have to swipe their skin using a test wipe and drop it into a cup. After that, the cup is given to a dog to do the sniffing job. It takes about 10 seconds for dog to sniff a sample.

According to Finavia, in the future, four dogs will work at the airport during a shift. “Dogs need to rest from time to time. While two dogs are working, the other two are on a break. The service is mainly intended for passengers arriving from outside the country,” says Susanna Paavilainen, CEO of Suomen hajuerottelu – WiseNose Ry, University of Helsinki’s DogRisk research group.

It takes about 10 seconds for dog to sniff a sample

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Here’s what people think about this new COVID-19 testing method

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Watch the Trailer For Netflix’s Over the Moon Animated Movie

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An upcoming animated movie will encourage viewers of all ages to believe in the impossible and their own ingenuity. Coming to Netflix in October, Over the Moon tells the story of a young girl, Fei Fei, intent on building a rocket ship to visit the moon goddess from her favorite childhood folklore. The movie musical also deals with themes of loss and remembrance, as the first trailer alludes to the untimely passing of Fei Fei’s mother.

Over the Moon is based on the tale of Chang’e, the goddess of the moon in Chinese mythology. Phillipa Soo, who voices the goddess, said she’s very familiar with the story. “I remember as a kid, asking my dad to read it over and over and over to me,” the Hamilton alum told Variety. “Because I was just obsessed with this idea of the moon lady. And when I was asked to play her, I was of course honored because it’s so infrequent that I’m being asked to play specifically Chinese characters. And also even more rare that I get to be in a film with incredible Asian actors who are surrounding me.”

Also starring in the movie are John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Sandra Oh, Kimiko Glenn, and Ken Jeong, while newcomer Cathy Ang voices Fei Fei. Over the Moon is directed by Glen Keane, who previously worked for Walt Disney Animation Studios and won an Oscar with Kobe Bryant in 2018 for their animated short, Dear Basketball. See the final trailer above and keep scrolling to see stills from the film before watching Over the Moon when it hits Netflix on Oct. 23.

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