Don’t Tell the Bride Her Wedding Planner is the Groom

Don’t Tell the Bride follows an engaged couple as they plan the wedding of their dreams. Each couple is given 12,000 pounds and three weeks to plan their big day. However, the brides learn early on that the sole wedding planner will be the groom. 

One thing we learn early on in the series is that planning a wedding isn’t as easy as one might like to believe.  Over 12 episodes, “Don’t Tell the Bride” showcases some of the most bizarre and beautiful moments that you won’t want to miss.  

While some of the grooms exceed expectations and prove they can handle the role of wedding planner, others fail to please their brides by overspending, choosing the wrong dress, and picking themes she would certainly hate. To commemorate the series, we put together 12 of our favorite moments from the show. Check them out here!

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Six Things You Didn’t Know About Australian History

After watching a few episodes of the award winning series Redfern Now I was curious about the history of the show’s country, Australia. There are many topics the show touches on, but there’s even more that I didn’t know about Australia. Missing Prime Ministers, bullet-proof men robbing banks, and many other interesting things that you probably didn’t know about Australia either. Not only did Australians invent Wi-Fi, they also have some very large and some very small claims to land that make them a fascinating country to study.

Missing Prime Minister: Where’s Harold? 

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Looking good, Harold!

Here’s something you didn’t know about Australia: Australia once lost their leader at sea.

Harold Holt was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1966-67, wherein he mysteriously disappeared before the end of his term. Known for his strong swimming skills he would often venture out into dangerous waters where no other swimmers would go. He was known for being more akin to swimming than to walking, and said that he felt more at home in the sea. He likely died by swimming too far out and being unable to swim back to shore. He had a bad shoulder and his doctor advised against swimming that day, but Harold had his mind made up. 

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Scenes From The UK Snooker Craze

The Matchroom crew continues it’s movement to make snooker a worldwide household game. They’re the producers of The Champion of Champions competition on Vibrant TV. Today’s snooker stars gained inspiration from the United Kingdom’s snooker craze of the seventies and eighties. Before those two decades, snooker struggled unsuccessfully to break out from two opposite corners of society (pun intended). 

UK Gets Snooker Loopy

It’s 1984, and the original Matchroom snooker crew star in a promotional video with Chas and Dave, called Snooker Loopy. The zany (some would say cheesy) tune is about a rag tag mob of snooker loving characters. The chorus is basically the color order for potting the snooker balls when clearing a frame:

Pot the reds then, screw back
For the yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black!

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/c/chazndavelyrics/snookerloopylyrics.html

The Matchroom crew set their sights on making snooker a worldwide sport. By the 1990s, snooker became a Saturday night staple, with The Big Break. The program’s theme song, The Snooker Song, was nicked from the West End Musical, about the Lewis Carroll poem, The Hunting of The Snark. There was no mention of snooker in the original Carroll poem created a century earlier. Snooker was the billiard game of the 1980s for British kids. 

The tale of snooker’s astonishing rise from niche hobby to UK household favorite has a lot to do with the game’s unique bright, colorful look.  Also, there was a colorful bunch that were playing snooker since its inception, in the late 19th Century. These same aspects almost doomed the game to obscurity a scant fifteen years earlier.

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First Response to Emergency Situations

Knowing the appropriate first response to emergency situations is vital when someone you know suddenly becomes ill or injured. It’s important to assess the emergency at hand, determine if you or the victim are in any danger, locate the place to call for immediate medical assistance, and respond quickly and effectively until help arrives. 

Many people believe they know the correct way to respond to the most common emergency situations, like helping someone who’s choking or having a seizure. However, most of the general first aid knowledge could be debunked. We’ll take a look at some of the myths that surrounds the appropriate first response to emergency situations.

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4 Ways To Help Urban Animals Thrive

On Animal Rescue Squad, some animals featured need assistance because they’re stressed in areas shared with humans. With population constantly on the rise, more animals face stresses of people unable to understand or cold to their unique needs. 

The stress animals experience in human spaces can be softened by people acting responsible and thoughtful. Where ever you hang your hat, there are ways to help the animals living in your environment. Below are four tips, collected from conservation websites, on assisting the birds and mammals that are native to big city areas. Even if your budget is shoe string, there are inexpensive ways to help the neighborhood fauna. Continue reading

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Finding out Santa Claus Isn’t Real

A child’s imagination and their willingness to believe in magical and mystical beings can be one of the purest things to watch. However, at a certain age, they begin to question the world around them and ask the important questions like if Santa Claus is real, along with the tooth fairy and other mystical characters. 

Whether or not parents decide to tell their children Santa Claus isn’t real, they will still find out the truth some way, some how. It could be that one parent left the price tag on the gift or another forgot to write “from Santa” instead of “from Mom and Dad.”

While the big reveal can be quite traumatic for some six-year-old kids, it makes a great story to share with friends and laugh about later in life. In the clip below from Vibrant TV’s “Agony of Life,” the Agony Aunts and Uncles share the moment they realized Santa Claus isn’t real. 

There are more funny stories to tell about the big Santa Claus reveal, so we put together a 12 Days of Christmas list, featuring some of the funniest tweets about Old Saint Nick. 

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Lorenzo’s Favorite Band – The Doors

Lorenzo Giordani is the youngest child in Youth: Things That Remain. Of all the Giordani siblings, he wears his love for music on his sleeve and his walls. Let’s enlist the lively Giordani as our DJ for a couple of songs by one of his favorite bands, The Doors. Through two of their songs, The End and Love Me Two Times, we get a peek into Lorenzo’s life and personality. 

The Doors

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The Doors in late-1966. Photo via Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license. (L-R) John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison

At first it seems strange that an Italian teen would find such strong interest in an American Band from long before his birth. Lorenzo liked to write their lyrics on note paper, whether to impress others or as an emotional inspiration is unknown. The band, possessing a large amount of material from an extremely busy period between 1966 and 1972, found several ways to use the music to stay in the public’s mind. The Doors released numerous best of sets. Their songs, remained a constant for radio airplay, even in foreign speaking countries. 

Perhaps, the most successful way The Doors captured the spotlight was as the subject of the Oliver Stone film sharing the band’s nameThe film highlights antics of the lead singer, The Doors quick rise to fame, and their wide-ranging song ideas.

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10 Strange Golf Rules/Decisions You Didn’t Know Existed

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Take a swing at some of these strange golf rules!

After rewatching our coverage of the PGA EuroPro Tour I noticed that there were so many strange golf rules in the game. I thought, “There’s no way it could get any weirder, right?” Wrong! There is a 600+ page of rules published by the USGA (United States Golf Association) that details every one of the specific and strange golf rules that you could think of. Follow this list to find out some things about the sport that you probably didn’t know.

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Top 5 Rubik’s Cube World Records

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The Rubik’s Cube was invented by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture, Ernõ Rubik, in 1974. He originally called it the Magic Cube but changed the name to Rubik’s Cube in 1980. The Rubik’s Cube quickly became popular, winning a German Game of the Year special award. The game brought people from all around the world together and speedcubing competitions were born. The first world championship organized by the Guinness Book of World Records was in 1981.  The 1980s Rubik’s Cube interest slowly died down, but started to increase again in the early 2000s. The first World Rubik’s Games Championship since 1982 was held in 2003 leading to the 2004 formation of the World Cube Association. Competitions have been held every year after and many of Rubik’s Cube World Records have been set since.

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5 Small, Unforeseen Events With Big Impacts

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Small, unforeseen events can affect our world in big ways

From The Insider’s Guide to Happiness we learn that small, unforeseen events can lead to some tremendous outcomes. In the show, a character getting hit by a runaway ambulance, leads to a myriad of strange circumstances. A person chokes, causing an ambulance to be called. Another character is stuck in the car-wash, honking their horn for assistance, while another character is surprised by the honking horn, drops a vase she was carrying, causing a biker to swerve from almost hitting her. The biker swerves into the street and forces the ambulance to crash. The ambulance runs over someone who just won the lottery, but did not claim their ticket yet. The man carrying the ticket is killed, and another person picks it up and becomes very wealthy as a result. All because a man choked on his dinner.

Small, unforeseen events like this have not only affected many unknowing people, but also the world. Here is a short list of some small events in history with big impacts, as told by Reddit users.

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