World Jacob & Co .: watch manufacturer launches special version "Astronomia Everest"
Medieval drawings of animals that look nothing like the living thing
UK-based blogger Daniel Holland put together a Twitter thread of drawings of animals dating back to the Middle Ages that are as hilarious in their inaccuracies as they are bizarre.Daniel Holland, from the UK, created a Twitter thread and mused that the artists behind the paintings had likely never seen the real animals they had been tasked to draw.
In 2018, explorer and naturalist Johan Ernst Nilson took a standard version of the "Jacob & Co." Watch "Astronomia Tourbillon" on an expedition to the Himalayas. It defied all the adverse conditions - including temperatures of minus 30 degrees Celsius, ice climbing and an extreme altitude of 7,000 meters. In order to honor this achievement by man and technology and to draw attention to the dicey situation of our planet, the watch manufacturer Jacob & Co. designed a special version of the "Astronomia Tourbillon" - the customized "Astronomia Everest" - together with the Swedish naturalist. ()
'The West Wing' cast reunites again, this time for a book
NEW YORK (AP) - The stars of "The West Wing" are once again joining together, this time for a book about the award-winning White House television drama. OnOn Monday, Dutton announced that it had acquired 'What's Next: A Citizen's Guide to The West Wing,' organized by actors Melissa Fitzgerald and Mary McCormack, with the participation of Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney and series creator Aaron Sorkin among others.
Jacob & Co .: The "Astronomia Everest" honors Nilson and his love of nature
The special version of the "Astronomia Tourbillon", limited to 24 pieces, refers to three of Nilson's largest expeditions: the ascent of Mount Everest, a trekking tour to the south - and one to the North Pole. The titanium wristwatch with the appropriate name "Astronomia Everest" combines the researcher's memories of his travels with the latest watch technology and extraordinary design.
Under the curved glass case with a diameter of 47 millimeters are two tiny containers with water, Nilson personally on both Poland and rock fragments from Mount Everest. The "Astronomia Everest" is powered by the two-axis tourbillon movement, which moves a rotating 288 facet Jacob-cut diamond and a rotating magnesium globe. The watch has another special feature: The hands, the globe, the constellations and the "Jacob & Co." Logo glow in the dark. (looks so provocative)
9 billion dollar deal: Intel sells its flash division to SK Hynix
SK Hynix, the South Korean semiconductor manufacturer, is buying Intel's flash division for a sum of nine billion US dollars. The deal has a term of around five years to complete. © Poravute Siriphiroon / Shutterstock Intel does not want to produce flash memory anymore - with exceptions. SH Hynix expands its market position. The semiconductor manufacturer is already in second place behind Samsung in the international ranking.
This watch has its price - and therefore comes with a very special additional service
The watch not only has a high, but also a very special price: It costs 884,800 dollars (almost 754,000 euros) - based on the height of Mount Everest of 8,848 Meters. Ten percent of the price of the "Astronomia Everest" is donated to charity. If you are willing to pay this proud price, you will also receive a gift box that is at least as extraordinary as the watch itself: It has the shape of Mount Everest, on the surface of which you can see a line that shows the ascent of Nilson. If you open the small box, the "Astronomia Everest" seems to be embedded in ice and a mini loudspeaker reproduces the sound of the Everest wind, which was recorded live on the mountain.
In addition, the purchase of the exclusive watch includes a helicopter flight for two with Nilson to the point on Everest where he found the piece of rock, which is now in the 24 copies (12 with black dial, 12 with blue Dial).
The "Astronomia Everest" is available from October 28, 2020 in selected stores.
'Electoral Terror': Federal Judge Compares Jacob Wohl's Voter-Discouraging Robocalls to KKK .
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero ordered far-right activists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman to cease their campaign of "electoral terror" by making misleading robocalls while comparing the pair's tactics to those of the Ku Klux Klan on Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero on Wednesday described the content of robocalls made by Wohl and his partner Burkman as "manifestly false and meant to intimidate citizens from exercising voting rights" while ruling on a lawsuit brought by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation on October 16.