Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Snooker players are such good people...

Can you believe this story?
Four of the world's top snooker players (Ronnie O'Sullivan, Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Neil Robertson) have gathered to give a young snooker fan an unforgettable 18th birthday present: an autographed cue stick.
And you thought all they do is play poker and snort cocaine...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Things you can do with a Billiard Ball...

A former Chicago policeman is charged for allegedly smashing an insurance office's window using a billiards ball. Even though today's billiard balls are no longer made of wood or ivory (today's billiard balls are composed of plastic composition like phenolic resin, polyester, acrylic etc), they can surely damage a window!

Billiard balls have a long and destructive history. At the beginning, they were made of wood, and the only thing they could damage was themselves. Let's just say that after a few games the balls didn't look much like balls and you could hardly tell the colored balls from the white ball.

Later on, billiard balls were made of ivory. It means that for every set of billiards balls you had to kill about 2-3 elephants. Not that the anyone cared about the elephants lives, the main problem was that the elephants' hunters lives were risked at the process.

Later on, a special composition called cellulose nitrate composed the billiard balls. Though its inventor, John Wesley Hyatt was induced to the Billiards Hall of Fame, the preparation of the billiards balls materials was explosive. Literally.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pool Poll

OK, I don't exactly know how to manage it technically (to tell you the truth, besides playing internet pool I'm not much of an internet freak) . Anyhow, one question, few answers, feel free to comment.

Which pool video would you like mostly to watch (embed in your site and spread across the World Wide Web)?

  1. Pool Trick Shots
  2. Pro pool matches and championships
  3. Amateur pool games or funny home pool videos (such as cats playing pool)
  4. pool tutorials

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Coolest Pool Trick Shots

Really! The best pool video I've ever seen, and trust me, I've seen lots of them...
It's a bit long, but it shows one magic after another... Watch for yourself:

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