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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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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

17 Pick-Up Lines All Men Should Avoid Using

In order to obtain a woman’s attention, you have to first approach her with your best material. The Agony Uncles share their “best” pick-up lines with us in episode 2 of the series. 


If you watched the above video then you’ll find it hard to believe that any of the Uncles were able to score a date with anyone using those lines. Unfortunately, there are far worse pick-up lines that some men have actually used to win a woman’s heart. We’re saving every man out there from embarrassing themselves by putting together a list of pick-up lines they should avoid using when approaching someone they’re interested in. 

Check out our list of the ultimate worst pick-up lines below. 

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The Ultimate Rider Motorcycle Gear Triva Quiz

On “The Ultimate Rider”  Moto GP rookies test their motorcycle skill and endurance. Over eight episodes, per season, points are awarded and tallied on a leader board. For the professional experience riders are striving to one day join, contestants are suited with top of the line motorcycle gear

 

Motorcycle gear is a standard in professional sports, law in most countries, and recommended for everyday use. Motorcycle chic often steals the attention of the fashion world and ends up in favorite movies and television shows. 

Experts suggest gear is as an important decision as the type of bike purchased, considering the multitude of conditions faced every ride. Riders wants to look sharp and be safe when experiencing dangerous conditions or inclement weather.  Watching The Ultimate Rider, viewers see the gear doing its job, protecting the rider, yet providing comfort.

Below is a collection of interesting trivia questions about famous names and products in motorcycle gear evolution. Can you guess the answers to these seven queries? 

Vibrant TV/ The Ultimate Rider Series 2/Brayden Elliot and Jake Ralph

Season 2 Contestants Brayden and Jake

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Mockumentary Madness – After The Lost World Cup

The Lost World Cup presents the details of the thrilling 1942 South American World Cup match that most of the world thought had been canceled by World War II. Sponsored by a the football obsessed Count Von Otz, the international sport plays as scheduled. The semi final matches are influenced and obscured by world events.

Due to a violent storm, that delays play and destroys the arena on the same day, no footage of the final bout between Nazi Germany and the talented team of Mapuche Indians survived. That is until a few years ago, when a camera is recovered at a building site in Argentina. Researchers are hopeful that the film inside contains the match footage. Perhaps, the world can finally know the Lost World Cup Champion. 

Stay for the credits! They reveal that this movie is freely adapted from a short story, The Son of Butch Cassidy.  It’s actually a clever mockumentary presenting author Osvaldo Soriano’s fiction as fact. With interviews of experts in on ‘the joke’ , some faded footage, and actors pretending to remember their participation in the games. 

Once you enjoy the ‘true story’ of the Lost World Cup on Vibrant TV Network, check out these other popular mockumentaries. Don’t let the famous faces and evidence presentation fool you, the following movies are heavy fiction with a few tasty facts woven in. 

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Keeping Your Crush Interested in You

Keeping Your Crush Interested In You

It is bound to happen to everyone at least once in their lifetime. First, you fall in deep like with someone. Then, that person is deemed your crush and you become hell-bent on catching his or her eye. Once you have their attention, you find yourself asking your friends for the best advice on keeping your crush interested in you.

There are good ways to captivate your crush’s attention and then there are techniques that should be avoided at all times. We see a lot of the bad romanticism in episode 1 of the Vibrant TV comedy, The Lost Adventures of Lawrence Leung! 

Lawrence goes on a quest to reconnect with Angela, his crush from the third grade, so that he could finally confess his unrequited love for her. But, Lawrence has no idea how to interact with women. Everything he does is wrong!

Giving Angela the creepy love letter he wrote her in elementary school was Lawrence’s first mistake.

Keeping Your Crush Interested In You

Keeping Your Crush Interested in You

His second mistake was singing her a weird song with screeching vocals. He scored points for learning the guitar, but everyone should know if they’re going to woo someone with music, then the entire performance has to be good. Keeping Your Crush Interested in You

 

We could go on and on about all of the things Lawrence does wrong when he tries to win Angela’s heart, but we figure it’s best to see the travesty for yourself. In the meantime, we came up with a few things to avoid doing when you’re working at keeping your crush interested in you. 

 

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The Italian American Gangster

Bernardo Provenzano the precursor to the Italian American GangsterThe roots of the Italian American Gangster is of course, Italy. “Checkmate to the King” follows the events and tactics that the Italian police used to take down the leader of the Cosa Nostra, Bernardo Provenzano. 

The capture of Provenzano wasn’t an easy task due to the low profile he kept. He had not been seen publicly since 1963 and avoided all phone communication. His only form of communication with his family and followers was through tiny hand written letters known as pizzinnos. 

Provenzano was known for being one of the least violent leaders of Cosa Nostra. He worked hard to settle rivalries between smaller mafia factions and steered away from high profile attacks on political leaders and high ranking officials. However, he was still charged for his connection to the murders of two prosecutors, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.

In April 2006, Bernardo Provenzano was captured near his home town, Corleone. On July 13, 2016, the former leader of the Cosa Nostra died from complications from bladder cancer. 

The wave of Italian immigration into the U.S. during the late 19th and early 20th century saw the Cosa Nostra establish itself as the American Mafia and spread rapidly from the east to west coast. Like the Sicilian mafia, the American Mafia needed a leader.  Many men wanted to be the godfather and they were willing to do anything , regardless of how ruthless it was, in order to reign at the top of their families. 

Here is a list, in no particular ranking, of five of the most impactful godfathers in the history of the American Mafia. 

 

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The Unlucky Lottery Winners

For many people,  winning the lottery is a bet they’re willing to gamble on. But who said winning the lottery makes someone a lucky person?

The Vibrant TV Network drama, The Insider’s Guide to Happiness, follows the lives of eight, mostly unconnected, individuals affected by a tragic accident. The narrator of the story, Matthew, purchases a lottery ticket which would have landed him a $6.3 million (New Zealand dollars) break. Unfortunately, Matthew’s life is cut short when he is struck by an ambulance and the ticket is gone with the wind.  

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That is until, Tina finds the ticket, completely unaware of the big winnings that await her. When Tina learns of her winnings, she buys a fancy sports car for her boyfriend, who is sadly cheating on her. 

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10 of the Coolest TV and Film Teachers

Teachers are important figures to children. While some teachers are exciting and fun, others can be a bit of a bore and leave students wishing they had a cooler teacher like the ones they see in movies and TV shows. Check out this list of the coolest TV and film teachers. This list is in no particular order.

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10 of the Most Drastic Sports Tragedies

Superga Air Tragedy

On May 4, 1949, a plane carrying the entire football team of Turin crashed into Superga Hill in northern Italy. The plane crashed after the pilots were hit with bad weather conditions causing them to hit the wall of the basilica that bordered the hill. 31 passengers were killed,  which included the 18 members of the II Grande Torino, club officials, team crew and journalists.

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