On Tuesday, a bonsai tree boldly went where no bonsai tree has gone before.
Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo, launched two botanical arrangements into orbit: “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai tree suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and irises.
This knife is from Suchat’s New Diamond Edition. This liner locking folder features a carved Robert Calcinore Mosaic Damascus blade. The handle has carved titanium bolsters, carved gold lip pearl scales with pink/green/yellow stone inserts, carved matching Damascus rear bolsters, and carved and anodized titanium liners and back-spacer.
The meanderiness of a river, its Stølum number, is defined as the length the water travels from source to finish (blue curve) divided by the direct distance (red line). This can change chaotically as a river changes coarse, forming Ox bow lakes. The ratio is often found to converge to (but rarely exceed) 3.14, roughly pi. [more] [code] [thanks] [thanks2]
Unrest has beset the Walton’s Wal-Mart empire [whose net-worth is now estimated at 152 billion dollars]. Workers at one of the world’s biggest employers went on strike to protest low wages and have led a movement to unseat Rob Walton as chairman, but family’s tight grip on the retailer—together they own 51% of the shares—gives them effective veto power. With $476 billion in revenue, Wal-Mart still reigns as the world’s largest retailer, a far cry from the company started by Sam Walton (d. 1992) and his brother James (d. 1995) in a small Arkansas town in 1962. Fortune they left behind is now split between Sam’s three living children (pictured siblings: Jim and Alice Walton) and daughter-in-law, and, to a lesser extent, James’ two daughters.