Wednesday, December 21, 2011

10 Most Bizarre Names of Wine

Many wine companies are willing to do anything to attract customers. Just have a look at this Wines and their Bizarre name given to it which not only grabs the attention of the drinker but also the one who has never drank the wine. Just read these unusual names of wine and you will surly agree with me.

1. “Fat Bastard”


This French wine is breaking all records of popularity: in the U.S. annually sells more than 400 thousand boxes. Makes it a joint Anglo-French company. Maybe in wine impressed Tarantino film “Inglorious Bastards”, but maybe in the heat of the creative someone had called a colleague this sonorous name – It is not known. But the fact remains: BusinessWeek magazine has already dubbed “Fat bastard” this marketing phenomenon.

2. “Bitch


Wine of Australia is so pleasant to the taste of that when it ends, sincerely want to swear an empty bottle. By the way, on the back of the title is repeated 77 times wine, and “fat point” is called “A little.” Well, the one who will master 77 glasses, and then require continued – a real Australian hero.

3. “Shitty wine”


Suppose you do not inspire terror in black bottle, covered with painted flies. Just a small restaurant owner in the town of Anyang near Montpellier so ticked off negative press stories about the wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon, he decided to strike back. Enterprising Jean-Marc Speziale began to produce its own brand of wine called Vin de Merde, or Wine of Shite, said Irish.

4. “Oops!”


The name is due to the advent of abstraction winemakers. They are often made mistakes in labeling of wine, which in the end decided to just call it “Oops!”.

5. “Pathetic toad” (Arrogant Frog)


Can you name the establishment of a green frog on the label or arrogant arrogant amphibian – a glamorous creature will take a cheeky smile and wave your cane, his whole appearance cautioning against excessive pathos of life.

6. “An elephant on a tightrope”


Winemakers obviously do not know the good old phrase “cow on ice”, otherwise probably would have thought well over the name of this wine. Who knows – maybe especially for Russia, they will create an exclusive party with horny beauty on the label.

7. “Urine frog”


Mark owned liquor stores with the speaker called Cheers in Calais. This fruity wine is not the highest quality and worth some trifle, but it is fit to drink.

8. “Shelter in a hollow” (Cleavage Creek)


“The best varieties of grapes grown in the hollows between the beautiful steep hills of California, collected by hand and made wine with full-bodied, lively flavors,” – these wonderful lines printed on the back of the bottle over the back of a nude image of a beautiful girl. Her face (if you are still interested) you can see on the label in front.

9. “Mad Housewife” (Mad Housewife)


The creators of this wine was carried out a variety of market research among women, and the result of which was the name – a very relevant, according to the researchers. The slogan of the drink: “A little wine – and in the home comfort and peace.”

10. “Damn drunken church” (Blasted Church)


Place under that name actually exists: it is a small winery in Canada. If the monks live there, they can only envy.

Top 10 Changes Google introduced in 2011

Google Inc. is an American multinational internet and software corporation invested in internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google's rapid growth since its incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond the company's core web search engine. The company offers online productivity software, such as the Gmail email service, the Google Docs office suite, Blogger, Google Maps, etc... Google has been estimated to run over one million servers in data centers around the world, and process over one billion search requests and about twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day. Alexa lists the main U.S.-focused google.com site as the internet's most visited website.

Every year since 1998, Google has made major changes and introduced new internet based service to enhance and develop its service. The year 2011 seems to be a big year for Google as the company has come up with two new projects - Google Plus and Online music store and has also given a facelift to its gamut of services. From YouTube to Gmail, all its key services have undergone a major facelift. Here are some key changes introduced by Google this year.


YouTube has reprogrammed its website to make it easier for viewers to find and watch their favourite channels. The facelift is the latest step in YouTube's attempt to make the Internet's most popular video site as easy to navigate. It has been reorganised to display three main vertical columns instead of scattering clips in horizontal rows.


Google's black bar has undergone a facelift and the company has come up with a new bar. Instead of the horizontal black bar at the top of the page, users can now find links to services in a new drop-down Google menu nested under the Google logo. The new grey bar has three main regions. On the left, the Google logo contains a drop-down menu with links to Google services that displays when a user hovers over or clicks on it. The central area contains a search box for the Google service the user is currently using. The right side features a share box and notifications to participate on Google+ from any Google page.


Gmail gets a new look. Google has also released the refereshed interface for its popular email service Gmail. Users can move to the new look by clicking on Switch to the new look in the bottom-right of Gmail. The new features on Gmail include redesigned email threads that now display profile pictures of contacts. Users can also choose the density of conversations displayed by choosing between three displays: Confortable, cozy and compact. Google had first announced its plans for a Gmail makeover in July this year.


Google's mapping technology has been upgraded by including indoor maping. Google's next frontier in digital mapping will span the world's shopping malls and airports. An upgrade of Google's mobile mapping service has been released that includes directions within stores, malls, airports and transit centers in the US and Japan.


Google has released its latest version of the Android operating system - Android 4.0, codenamed 'Ice Cream Sandwich'. Google has not only refined the already existing applications and functionalities, but has also introduced a number of new features


In a bid to counter Facebook's popularity, Google came up with a new social networking site Google Plus in late June. Earlier, Google Plus was open only to individuals, but it opend the service for businesses also in the month of November. Meanwhile, the company added a social layer to Gmail by adding integration with its new social service, Google plus.


Since the beginning, Chrome has been designed to allow apps to do more faster. But Google also made changes in Chrome to make it even easier to access favorite apps and discover new favorites. In the latest stable release of Chrome, the company completely redesigned the New Tab page. The company claims it to be more streamlined now and hence it becomes easier to access and organise apps in different sections on the page.


Google's blog-publishing service Blogger has also been given a new look. The company has rewritten the entire editing and management experience from scratch so that it becomes faster and more efficient for users to update and improve over time. Whether the user is on a dashboard or settings page of blogger.com, he can always create or edit posts with just one click at the top of the screen. The post editor has also been expanded and simplified to give users a larger canvas for drafting and previewing their work.


Opening a new front in its battle with Apple's iTunes, Google has come up with its much-anticipated digital music store in the US. Some songs are free, while others have been priced at 69 cents, 99 cents and $1.29 - the same prices as on Apple's iTunes. Artists whose work is available right away include Adele, Jay-Z and Pearl Jam. The store will feature dozens of free tracks from artists like Coldplay, Rolling Stones and Busta Rhymes.


Google is in the process of killing a number of its initiatives, which have failed to make the impact as the company had hoped. Google is calling it an out-of-season spring cleaning session. The services which the company has planned to shut down include Google Buzz, Google Wave, Google Knol, Google Friend Connect, Google Bookmarks Lists and Google Gears.

Unusual Electronic Drum Shirt From ThinkGeek

Make your own music beats with ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Machine Shirt...

If you're into geeky stuff, then you must remember Star Wars Death Star t-shirt that we covered recently. If Star Wars isn't your thing, and you're more into music and such, you might be interested in this latest t-shirt that comes from ThinkGeek.


ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Machine Shirt comes with a real working drum machine, looper and nine different drum kit sounds where each kit contains seven sounds. ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Machine Shirt can also record loops and play them, but the duration of your loops is limited to three minutes.


As for the shirt, it has seven pads on it, and each pad produces a certain sound when you press it. Regarding the sounds, there are rock drums, discotek, jazz, punk, and many other beats. ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Machine Shirt is powered by four removable AA batteries, and it is available in several sizes.


ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Machine Shirt is an amazing t-shirt, especially if music is your thing, and as for the price, this t-shirt is available at ThinkGeek for $29.99.


There are also other Electronic Music T-shirts from ThinkGeek like Drum, Electric guitar, Piano, Electronic Bongo Drum...

Tobu World Park in Nikko - Japan

Tobu World Park is located in Nikko, Japan. It contains miniatures of the world most historic buildings. All the buildings are 1/25 of the actual size. There are 140,000 miniature statutes of people, no two of them are alike. There are more than 20,000 dwarf trees. It took just 5 years to design and construct this park. The entrance fee to the park for adults is US$23. The Japanese followed the original idea of Maduro-Dam Miniature Park in Holland and Tivoli Gardens to create this massive Tobu World Park in Nikko.