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“Trabuco, The Game Changer”

A catapult can be described as a ballistic device that was used to launch a projectile object over a great distance without the aid of explosive devices. This device was used as a weapon during ancient times to counteract approaching attackers. The problem with defending against approaching attackers before the catapult was invented was the distance an enemy had to reach before you could try to push them back. An enemy had to get close enough for you to hit them with your arrows. If the approaching army was too big, however; one would not be able to slow down their advancements with just arrows alone. The creation of the catapult changed the advantage of the larger armies approaching a territory.

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There were many different types of catapults that were in usage during the ancient times and each had their purpose. The different catapults of antiquity are the following: ballista, springald, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, and couillard. Out of all the different types of catapults, the trebuchet is said to be the best. The trebuchet, also known as the Trabucos, was a device created for attacking fortifications. The defensive walls of the ancient days were made of earth, stone, brick, and timber-built variants which the weaponry of antiquities was not strong enough to take down. This changed when war machines like the trebuchet were created. The Trebuchet had a long arm, a short arm, and sling that was all designed for maximum power and distance. The Trabuco made it easy to throw stones weighing 350 pounds over three hundred meters into armies and walls destroying anything and anyone those stones came in contact with.

The trabuco can be characterized as an ancient war machine that threw stones and caused kingdoms to come up with different designs for their defensive walls. It is good to note that even though the trebuchet was known for throwing stones, it could also throw darts, sharp wooden poles, and projectiles covered in Greek fire according to priberam.pt. The trebuchet could use either gravity or traction to activate the arm and employ the sling for the projection of an object over a greater distance. Gunpowder is the only reason the trabuco lost its place as the “best choice” for the cannon, making it obsolete.

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TV Listings by Lawrence Bender

Born Lawrence Kirk Bender on October 17, 1957, he is an American producer. He is of Romanian ancestry. Lawrence graduated with Civil Engineering in 1979 from the University of Maine. This is a passion said to have been adopted by his grandfather. Bender once was a ballet dancer before setting foot in the film industry. His first production was in 1989 with the movie Intruder.

Lawrence Bender’s fame has made a significant way by even having his productions appearing in different TV Shows and listings. In these TV programmes, it wouldn’t be a wonder to find two of his works in a single day or maybe thrice a week. His work has also made way into the most significant channels in the United States as well as DirecTV and dish networks offering comedy, action, and drama. Most notably his films are in MOMAX, STZEN, and WGNA.

In his filmography, Lawrence Bender has four titles under his projects in development umbrella. These include Fonzo, Kill Bill: Vol.3, and Rocketman where he is the producer. Also, Lawrence Bender has a TV Movie: Rosewell where he is the executive producer. He has two films in production entitled: A Civilized Life and The Widow both of which he is the producer. Bender has a count of 52 past movies and videos which include 2017’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth of Power. There is a count of 16 titles of his previous television shows including ten episodes 2018 TV Series: Seven Seconds.

Despite being a producer, Lawrence Bender has 23 titles of what is named as self. These are ones that he has been featured himself. They include among many 2012’s Quentin Tarantino: 20 years of Filmmaking, famous TV Series: Real Time with Bill Maher and The L Word where he has featured in one episode. To date, most of his films and shows are available on the internet where people stream and watch online. According to a study on the TVGuide website, many people are streaming his all-time movies, and the number is still escalating. In a website Reelgood which is a Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO and 50+ others all in one app, a list of all his films which has directed, written, acted in and produced – all under one roof. It offers a wide range of choices where you can sort them by category, popularity, and release date. They also are available in alphabetical order or by their IMDB ranking in order.