The Avedis Zildjian Company started making cymbals in 1623 in Constantinople, part of the former Ottoman Empire. Now based in Massachusetts, Zildjian is the largest maker of cymbals in the world. Paul Francis is Zildjian's Cymbal Master, making sure that every crash comes out perfect before it gets into the hands of drummers around the world.
K2 on the border of China and Pakistan is the second-tallest mountain in the world and one of the most dangerous — around one in every four of the people who reach the summit don't make it back. Polish skier Andrzej Bargiel successfully summited K2, and then skied back down over 28,000 feet, making him the first person in the world to do so.
Ernest Supplies uses plant-based ingredients and technology-forward standards to bring grooming essentials to the man on the go while keeping its products Made in the USA. As impressive as its products is its packaging; Unlike normal bottles and tubes that can bust and leak, Ernest Supplies' Soap Free Gel Face Wash, Cooling Shave Cream, and Protective Matte Moisturizer arrive in soft flask-style containers that maximize storage space in your dopp and look great while doing so.
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Oris was founded in 1904 in the village of Hölstein which is surrounded by the Waldenburg Valley. The Calibre 115 draws inspiration from that location and continues the company's rich tradition of premium mechanical timepieces. The new timepiece features a fully skeletonized movement — including the barrel at 12 o'clock — so the watchmaker's talents are on full display. As you wind the crown, the mainspring coils until it's fully wound and ready to deliver ten days of uninterrupted power. It's housed within a 44mm brushed titanium case that employs a design passed down from a 1938 model and supplemented by a jet engine turbine blade motif introduced into the Big Crown ProPilot's bezel a few years ago. Additional details include Super-LumiNova filled hands and indices, double-sided anti-reflective domed sapphire glass, and a multi-piece titanium bracelet or a black leather strap.
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The Slo Mo Guys have done explosions before — but not like this. Gavin and Dan travelled to the Colorado School of Mines to film the biggest explosions they've ever done, using det cord, shock tubes, shaped charges, and avalanchers. Dan is no stranger to explosives, having trained in the British Army as an explosive ordnance tech, and along with the pros at the school, captured some of their best slow-motion film yet.
At Minitaur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, you can visit 40 countries without going anywhere — along with the world's largest train set. Miniatur Wunderland has over 50,000 feet of track, a fully functioning international airport with planes that taxi, take off, and land, and dioramas of famous cities like Venice. Watch how an entire team keeps the trains running on time, from the model builders to mission control.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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Daniel Craig's direct hand in shaping the wardrobe for James Bond has been well documented, and his earliest influence on modern Bond style is reflected in the Sunspel Riviera polo. Worn by Craig in the early moments of Casino Royale while in the Bahamas, the polo was hand selected for the film after being pulled from Sunspel's archives and altered to a more modern silhouette. Originally designed by the owners of Sunspel in the 1950's to be worn in the heat of the French Riviera, the mesh fabric was custom developed to provide the maximum amount of cooling to the wearer. Almost an oversized piqué, the fabric is truly unique and now instantly recognizable thanks to Bond. It's cut short and comfortably trim, and is always meant to be worn untucked. Available in black, white, and navy (as worn in Casino Royale), it's ideal for the summer heat anywhere your mission may take you.
Weezer's epic cover of Toto's "Africa" at the request of a fan ended up inspiring some fellow musicians — Toto themselves. On July 30, 2018, Toto returned the favor by covering Weezer's "Hash Pipe" at a show in Vancouver. It's the meme that inspired a cover that inspired another cover — a true testament to the Information Age.
The Mission: Impossible franchise is all about one thing — pulling off an impossible heist. All the classic steps are there, from assembling the team of specialists to detailing the fool-proof security measures they have to overcome. Lessons From the Screenplay looks in-depth at how Mission: Impossible creates some the most memorable heist sequences in film.