The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
Book 'em MacDanno!
The BBC, August 1, 2003 - Police in part of Glasgow, Scotland have seized 100 weapons in the first two months of a crackdown on violent crime. Officers in the Greater Govan area have been targeting anyone who they suspect may be carrying offensive weapons.
Operation Magnet has netted dozens of knives as well as screwdrivers, baseball bats, swords and hammers. More unusual weapons seized include a ski pole, an adapted comb, a corkscrew, a hockey stick and a telescopic baton. Some of the weapons were put on show at a scrap yard and disposed of using a huge magnet on the end of a crane.
Police Superintendent Dean said "We've also seized some particularly nasty weapons such as swords and machetes. Even simple household tools like screwdrivers can be used to cause horrific injury - plus they can be doubled up to be used to break into cars."
NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE) - If Gardner Technologies, a Napa, California-based wine technology company is a huge success, corkscrews may become a thing on the past. Yesterday Gardner announced today that MetaCork(TM), its long awaited twist-to-uncork wine opener, is now available on three Super Premium brands: Amusant Wines' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and a limited volume of Clos du Bois 2002 Sonoma County Chardonnay and Fetzer 2001 Barrel Select Sonoma County Merlot.
"MetaCork(TM) not only preserves the traditional look of cork and foil finished wine, but also functions as a common sense wine opener for all consumers who dislike the hassle of traditional corkscrews", said VP of Sales & Marketing, Kerry Manahan-Ehlow. "MetaCork(TM) is an innovative technology that retains the best parts of tradition. It encompasses a unique bottle design with a built-in cork anchor that enables the consumer to remove a cork or synthetic stopper with nothing more than a few twists of the capsule. We affectionately refer to MetaCork(TM) as a twist-capsule since it clearly is not a screw cap! In fact, MetaCork(TM) has created an entirely new category for wine packaging."
How does it work? Click on the TV set above to see a demonstration. You'll need a video player and sound.
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