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Flaviar Puts a Top-Shelf Twist on the 12 Days of Christmas

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As the Internet’s foremost hub for alcohol enthusiasts, Flaviar has taken the advent calendar concept to a truly gratifying extreme. Aimed squarely at whisky lovers, Flaviar’s 12 Days of Christmas features 12 different whiskies of impeccable quality. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Japan, and the United States, these top-shelf sippers definitely put the “spirit” in Christmas spirit.

Without overly ruining the surprise, we can tell you that Tullibardine 500 Sherry Cask Finish, Breckenridge PX Sherry Cask Finish, and Stronachie 10 YO are respectively lurking somewhere behind those panels. A Glencairn glass, coaster, and tasting note cards are also included with purchase. Get it through Flaviar and give the whisky snob in your life something to savour.

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ESO Telescope Images Stunning Central Region of Milky Way, Finds Ancient Star Burst : Space : Nature World News

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Dec 17, 2019 10:35 AM EST

Thanks to the new observations, astronomers have found evidence for a dramatic event in the life of the Milky Way: a burst of star formation so intense that it resulted in over a hundred thousand supernova explosions.

“Our unprecedented survey of a large part of the Galactic centre has given us detailed insights into the formation process of stars in this region of the Milky Way,” says Rainer Schödel from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia in Granada, Spain, who led the observations. “Contrary to what had been accepted up to now, we found that the formation of stars has not been continuous,” adds Francisco Nogueras-Lara, who led two new studies of the Milky Way central region while at the same institute in Granada.

In the study, published today in Nature Astronomy, the team found that about 80% of the stars in the Milky Way central region formed in the earliest years of our galaxy, between eight and 13.5 billion years ago. This initial period of star formation was followed by about six billion years during which very few stars were born. This was brought to an end by an intense burst of star formation around one billion years ago when, over a period of less than 100 million years, stars with a combined mass possibly as high as a few tens of million Suns formed in this central region.

“The conditions in the studied region during this burst of activity must have resembled those in ‘starburst’ galaxies, which form stars at rates of more than 100 solar masses per year,” says Nogueras-Lara, who is now based at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany. At present, the whole Milky Way is forming stars at a rate of about one or two solar masses per year.

“This burst of activity, which must have resulted in the explosion of more than a hundred thousand supernovae, was probably one of the most energetic events in the whole history of the Milky Way,” he adds. During a starburst, many massive stars are created; since they have shorter lifespans than lower-mass stars, they reach the end of their lives much faster, dying in violent supernova explosions.

This research was possible thanks to observations of the Galactic central region done with ESO’s HAWK-I instrument on the VLT in the Chilean Atacama Desert. This infrared-sensitive camera peered through the dust to give us a remarkably detailed image of the Milky Way’s central region, published in October in Astronomy & Astrophysics by Nogueras-Lara and a team of astronomers from Spain, the US, Japan and Germany. The stunning image shows the galaxy’s densest region of stars, gas and dust, which also hosts a supermassive black hole, with an angular resolution of 0.2 arcseconds. This means the level of detail picked up by HAWK-I is roughly equivalent to seeing a football (soccer ball) in Zurich from Munich, where ESO’s headquarters are located.

This image is the first release of the GALACTICNUCLEUS survey. This programme relied on the large field of view and high angular resolution of HAWK-I on ESO’s VLT to produce a beautifully sharp image of the central region of our galaxy. The survey studied over three million stars, covering an area corresponding to more than 60 000 square light-years at the distance of the Galactic centre (one light-year is about 9.5 trillion kilometres).

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Beyoncé's look at Puff Daddy's party

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Beyoncé operates a geographical failure in the name of couture, and moves from Parisian haute couture to explore new territories. After showing off high boots of Brother Vellies at the private screening of the film Queen & Slim, it is the Albanian brand's turn Kujta & Meri worn at the party for 50 years of Puff Daddy in Beverly Hills. The custom made in dress velvet black has a mermaid cut, with a narrow bustier that continues in a long skirt with a deep side slit.

The focus is on the articulated processing of crystals that decorates the neckline – like a series of branches rich in precious leaves, the decoration opens from corset in a silver explosion, which is also repeated on the cut of the slit and on one of the long ones gloves, always in total-black.

The creation took hours and hours of work by the fashion house, which also shares the work in progress on social networks: “It was 04.00 in the morning and @kujtameri worked with excitement and emotion at the magnificent dress of Beyoncé. She had a lot of trust in us, and left us free to create the best for her. It was a great responsibility to create for a DIVA”.

The look of Beyoncé it is completed with a cascade of diamonds and emeralds in the fears of earrings, rings and bracelets of Lorraine Schwartz, and with delicate black sandals of Giuseppe Zanotti.

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Diet Starts Monday x DC Shoes Kalis OG Release Info

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John Geiger‘s Diet Starts Monday and DC Shoes have teamed up for an appetizing take on the classic Kalis OG sneaker. Offering bright colors and delectable details aplenty, the reworked skate classic presents a bold look that merges the worlds of ’90s skateboarding and modern-day streetwear.

Once the must-have signature model of longtime DC Shoes team member Josh Kalis, the chunky Kalis OG has been enjoying a revival of sorts over the last year, thanks primarily to skate brands. Diet Starts Monday’s revision dresses the model’s mesh, leather and suede upper in a vibrant neon yellow hue, giving the heavyweight silhouette a gentle, light tone. DSM’s signature globe logo is embroidered on both sides of midfoot in black thread, while rubberized text branding runs both up and across the puffy tongue.

A spicy red garnish arrives on the top eyestay and heel, the latter of which also offers a co-branded Diet Starts Monday and DC logo, while yet another graphic is printed on the red insole. A sail midsole with a visible air bag offers both contrast and comfort, while the final course arrives via the outsole, which features a pill-and-skull print under its icy blue rubber.

The Diet Starts Monday x DC Shoes Kalis OG is available now at DC Shoes’ online store, and retails for $115 USD.

If your footwear tastes veer more towards the conceptual end of the spectrum, Pharrell and adidas Originals recently announced a brand-new 4D Runner collaboration.


What Is Billie Eilish’s Full Name?

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10: Billie Eilish performs on stage at the Fremantle Arts Centre on May 10, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Matt Jelonek/WireImage)

Billie Eilish, whose full name is amazingly Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, has steadily been building a following for her music career since 2016, when her debut single “Ocean Eyes” was released on SoundCloud and subsequently got so much attention that major record companies came calling. But we need to back up a little talk more about that name!

Talking to the BBC in 2017, Eilish explained the family connections (and one hilarious family squabble) behind her full, lengthy name.

“(Eilish) is my middle name. So I’m Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell. Pretty weird, right? Pirate was going to be my middle name, but then my uncle had a problem with it because pirates are bad. Then Baird is my mother’s name.”

So, to recap: Billie uses her mother’s maiden name as an extra middle name. On top of that, she’s got one of the coolest middle names ever! And for her stage name, she uses her middle name, Eilish (pronounced “eye-lish”), which she wouldn’t even have had as a name if her uncle hadn’t objected to “pirate” being her “main” middle name!

As her name suggests, Eilish is of Irish and Scottish descent, and you can see that in the names of her family, too: her mother is Maggie Baird, her father is Patrick O’Connell, and her brother is Finneas O’Connell. And although “Eilish” might sound like an unusual name to American ears, it’s actually just the Gaelic version of a very common English name: Elizabeth. Eilish’s unique name is just one of many unique things about her, and it’s also superspecial. Rather than being a name that’s unusual just because it’s trendy, every part of her name has some particular meaning related to her family, which makes it truly unique!


An overview of steam punk fashion – fashionarrow.com

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An overview of steam punk fashion

44 Relationship Quotes Funny You’re Going To Love

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Invincible Iron Man Wrist Watch | Zazzle.com

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22 Way Too Real Situations That Are Best Explained By “SpongeBob” Memes

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22 Way Too Real Situations That Are Best Explained By “SpongeBob” Memes