Vibrant TV Unveils Winner Of The Network’s Win A Trip To Chicago Sweepstakes Promotion

CHICAGO (June 6, 2017) – Vibrant TV has unveiled the grand prize winner to the network’s Win A Trip To Chicago sweepstakes promotion. Jayne Lyall, a Vibrant TV viewer from Centennial, Colorado, wins the promotion’s grand prize trip for two to Chicago which includes airfare, hotel, meals, tickets to the Cubs game and a pair of CityPASS® tickets that provides admittance to a range of popular Chicago destinations.

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My Place in U.S. History

My Place is the story of 26 children, all with a talent for some kind of trouble, each hiding up the same fig tree, each with a story to tell. They live in the same Sydney home, but over thousands of years from pre-British colonization to 2008.  Each week viewers reach a new level of insight into Australian history and explore with the children who experienced it all. To commemorate “My Place” we put together a list of pop culture events that occurred in U.S. history every 10 years, from 1788 to 2008. 

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Four Ways to Celebrate Yorkshire Day with The Yorkshire Vet

The first of August, the United Kingdom celebrates Yorkshire Day. Residents are encouraged to raise a pint or cup to England’s largest, greenest county. Yorkshire is the county home of important cities such as Sheffield, York and Leeds. North Yorkshire county is beloved due to the lavish details of the farms, the animals, and village living from the tales of best selling author and veterinarian, James Herriot. 

The author’s inspiring home town, Thirsk, and busy practice, the Skeldale Veterinary Centre shed their literary pseudonyms for the reality series The Yorkshire Vet , presented by Vibrant TV. Animal patients take center stage as the new generation of veterinarians attend office visitors and set out on fascinating countywide visits. On The Yorkshire Vet, every day is Yorkshire Day!

Yorkshire Day/Skeldale Centre Needlepoint (Source Yorkshire Vet )

The Skeldale Veterinarian Centre Welcome Needle Point (Source Yorkshire Vet Series 1)

It’s quite easy to join in The Yorkshire Day celebrations. Below are four facets of Yorkshire life to experience. Consider taking part these Yorkshire related activities today and perfecting them for Yorkshire Day. Careful though, as any of these pursuits may become life long passions!

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Seven Airplane Etiquette Rules to Follow

Traveling to new destinations is something that most people enjoy doing. However, many would agree that the entire process of airline travel can be overwhelming. From boarding, to exiting the plane, some passengers fail to realize when their behavior goes against common courtesy and airplane etiquette. 

The stars of Very British Problems discuss their biggest fears and annoyances when it comes to traveling on planes.

Many would agree with the Brits, that flying economy is one of the most unpleasant travel experiences. However, not everyone can afford a first class ticket for an A+ travel experience. Fortunately, there are several airplane etiquette rules we can all agree on, which would make everyone’s flight experience better.

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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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