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American Top 10: Most Misinterpreted Songs

In Music, Pop, Trivias, Unique on February 16, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I believe all of you would absolutely agree if I say that music plays an important role in our life. As for myself who was born in early 70, I found out that the music from the era of 70s until the 90s were great ones. I like music and always listen to it in every aspect of my life. I can say that my life has been quite musical in the sense that it’s an inseparable part of my life, I sing (in the bathroom), I hum, whistle my favorite bands’ songs and even pretending to be one of the band members performing live, lol. This post will bring you back to early 70s, 80s and also modern era where, in my opinion, lots of great bands and or music were formed. Sadly, some of us or even most of us often misinterpret the real meaning of these songs. As described in www.wordreference.com, misinterpretation is misunderstanding, mistaking, giving wrong interpretation on something. We often miss the intended context of the related songs. Here are the famous songs, in misinterpretation..

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The Men Behind Famous Liquor Brands

In Products History, Trivias on February 10, 2009 at 9:12 am

Ever wondered how certain men were closely associated with these following famous liquor brands? Check out their origins below:

Campari

Campari was invented by Gaspare Campari between 1862 and 1867. Today the product is still composed of the same original ingredients, thanks to a formula which has remained a secret for almost 150 years. Campari is obtained from the infusion of bitter and aromatic herbs, plants and fruit in alcohol and water.

The history of Campari began in Novara, Italy, in 1860, with the invention by Gaspare Campari of the recipe that is still in use today. The recipe is kept confidential; according to Gruppo Campari, the Chairman, Luca Garavoglia, with the help of the technical director and eight employees, produces the base concentrate. Garavoglia is the only person in the world who knows the entire formula for the original family recipe. However, among the ingredients are quinine and other bitter herbs, rhubarb, spices, ginseng, bergamot oil, and orange peel. It is known that the colour came from natural Carmine Cochineal E20, but the Gruppo Campari in many countries has shifted to an artificial colorant. One of the main ingredients is bark from Cascarilla trees that grow in the Bahamas.

In 1904, Campari’s first production plant was opened in Sesto San Giovanni. The company required bars that bought Campari to display the Campari Bitters sign; under the direction of Davide Campari the company began to export the brand, first to Nice, the heart of the French Riviera, then overseas. The Campari brand is now distributed in over 190 countries.

In the Italian market, Campari mixed with carbonated water is sold in individual bottles as Campari Soda (10% alcohol by volume). Campari Soda is packaged in a distinctive bottle that was designed by Fortunato Depero; it was first created in 1932. Campari is said to have been one of the inspirations behind another bitter sweet drink called Kinnie produced in Malta since 1952.

Campari is an essential ingredient in the classic Negroni cocktail, and, wittily, in the Americano, named at a time when few Americans were aware of Campari. Campari can be used to make a sorbet.

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What Is It Like To Be The Obamas?

In Bric-a-brac, Trivias, Unique, World History on February 3, 2009 at 9:30 am

I believe all of you have read endless stories about the new president Barack Obama, all related aspects about his life, past present and also future, but I found this amazing and worth posting.

Barack Obama, the new hope for Americans

Read on…..

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Bizzare Foods From Various Parts of The World

In Bric-a-brac, Trivias, Unique on January 19, 2009 at 10:00 am

This Bizarre Foods phenomenon focuses on regional cuisine from around the world which is typically perceived by the American masses as being gross, unique, or, of course, bizarre even though in the related regions, such foods are considered common cuisines or local delicacies. Foods are so different among different cultures; therefore, this list shall cover some of the outrageous foods/cuisines that commonly served from different regions of the world. These foods are ranging from tonic made from Cow’s urine, tuna eyeballs, fresh goat blood and crocodile head.

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