Free Counter Do You Know?: June 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What is The Most Expensive and Strangest Coffee in the World?

The most strangest coffee (and also the most expensive one.....) is Kopi Luwak (Luwak Coffee). It came from civet's dung. WHAT...???? Yes...I write it correctly : it came from civet's dung / feces. Before you get fainted, let's see why Kopi Luwak can become the most expensive coffee in the world.

Kopi Luwak has been known as the tastiest coffee in the world since 1950. At that time, Holland (who conquered Indonesia that time) opened coffee plantation in a lot of places in Indonesia. When the coffee was ready for harvesting, there are a lot of pest destroying the coffee. One of the most dangerous pest is civet (Paradoxorus hermaproditus or "Luwak" in Indonesia).The civet eat the coffee's berries for their fleshy pulp. Later on, the bean are defecated, but still in their shape. After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting, and brewing, the beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness.

Prof. Massimo Marcone from Guelpg University, Canada, had observed the Luwak Coffee and found out that the civet's endogenous digestive secretions seep into the coffee beans. These secretions carry proteolytic enzymes, which break down the bean's proteins, yielding shorter peptides and more free amino acids. This is the reason why the coffee has less bitterness than regular coffee.

Recently, Kopi Luwak is claimed as the most expensive coffee in the world, selling between US$ 100 - 600 per gram. The rarity of the coffee has make it sold in quiet outrageous price. It sold mainly in Japan and United Stated.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fun Facts About World Cup 2010

The game is on...!!Yeah... starting June 11 until July 11,2010, the eyes of the world are focusing on the the biggest soccer game in the world : FIFAWorld Cup 2010 that held in South Africa. While the game is on, something funny also going on. Here are some facts from World Cup 2010 that you should not miss-remember it :


For the first time ever, all of the schools in South Africa close from June 9 till July13. This condition is giving opportunity to all of the students to watch and celebrate the biggest event, that migh never happen again in the next 100 years.


The Official World Cup 2010's theme song called "Waka Waka" and performed by Shakira. What is that mean? Well....actually the translation is also on the title. "Waka Waka" means "This Time for Africa".




You might hear a lot of buzzing sound in every game. Those sound is coming from "vuvuzela". What is that? It is a big plastic trumpet that usually made in bright color and blown by all fans in every football game in World Cup.




Germany is the first country that collecting the highest goal point in the first week of the World Cup Game. On the third day of the game, Germany defeated Australia with score 4 - 0. Lukas Podolksi, Miroslav Klose, Thomas Mueller and Cacau are the German's players who took the responsibility of these success.


The first red card goes to Australia when the fought Germany. Tim Cahill got the card in the first period of game (in 56th minutes) after tackled Bastian Schweinsteiger.




Johannesburg is the host city that become the biggest hosting number of play. There are 15 matches (including Opening Match, quarter final, and Final itself) that will be held in that city. The games will be playedin two stadiums: Ellis Park and Soccer City.




There are 7 countries (some called them "Super Seven") have won previous World Cup : Brazil, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Uruguay, England, and France. There is no any other country that won World Cup competetition so far, besides the "Super Seven". Will South Africa won this time? Could be....who knows?




Even become one of the biggest soccer merchandise suppliers, Nike is not an oficial sponsor of the World Cup.  The official apparel sponsor of the world cup is Adidas.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Top 10 Weirdest Bra Designs

Bras are not things that girls use only to hold and form their breasts anymore. But recently, bras have new meaning and more useful for other uses. Here are some weirdest bra that being designed to help women in the world to do other things with their bra than just treat them as their underwear. Ready to be surprised?


1. THE CHOPSTICK BRA :
Created by Triumph International Japan. This bra is made in order to promote the use of reusable chopsticks. Wearing this bra, you have chance to save the planet in same time. Really?????








2.SOLAR-POWERED BRA :
Ever find difficulty when the battery of your mobile phone is down or your iPod have lost its power. Now, you can have solar-powered bra. Just plug your connector to the bra, and... walah.... your iPod and mobile can be turned on again....



3. HAND PALM BRA :
Feeling lonely and love to get warm and gently squeeze from a man you love? Try hand palm bra. It's soft, handy, and lovely. Make you feel like a woman again.







4. BACON BRA :
Feeling hungry and have nothing left to eat? Try bacon bra. It made from 100% true bacon meat and can be eaten rawly. It's very useful for active women like you who love to travel a lot (especially travelling to deep forest or uncivilize area).





5. GOLDEN FISH BRA :
Love fish and enjoy taking them to walk with you? Try this Golden Fish Bra. It's simple, chill, and tickle. Very nice for sporty girl like you...







6. CANDY BRA :
Never leave home without candies. Candy consist of sweet and sugar that energize your day. It also good for your bad breath. Forget to bring one? Don't worry, you have plenty of them in your bra now.






7. MUSICAL BRA :
Even wondered what would your breasts sound like if they were a musical instrument? Now... you don't have to wonder anymore, because you can listen it by yourself to a pair of your breasts make beautiful and nice music. Introducing Musical Bra that turns the pair of brests into a musical instrument. All you need to do is wear it and listen to it. A very nice sound-therapy for active women....




8. WARMBIZ HEATED BRA :
Feeling chill and your warmer not work properly? Triump-Japan has introducing Warmbiz Heated Bra that keep you warm and comfy. It made from nice-comfy-looking faux fur with microwavable gel pads that can be slipped into the bra cups to provide warmth in chilly offices or location (very nice to wear it while in winter season).







9. BRA BAG :
Shopping.... shopping.... shopping.... won't you have a cozy and cute way to shop? Try Bra Bag. It's eco-friendly, and very handy to use. When you need to buy something, just take off your bra, fold it, and.... it turns into shopping bag. After do the shopping, take it out, and wore it again. No more trash. No more plastic bag.





10. MEN'S BRA:
Now... that's sound ridiculous. Why men need bra?Well... whoever could imagine that the image of the macho, hulky men would be reduced to such a funny figure with the imagery of him wearing a bra. So.... c'mon, Man. Show your inner feminine side. Wear bra......

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