Buffing up on science vibes with butterflies and hot air balloons, serious mega babes in EE, the big four on tour, and our astronaut necklace has his cinema debut- Here's our week!
A couple of important geekery events to remember this week - American mathematician and meteorologist Edward Lorenz was born on this day in 1917. He's the dude known for pointing out the "butterfly effect" whereby chaos theory predicts that "slightly differing initial states can evolve into considerably different states." So, in 1963 paper in the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, he stated that the flapping of a seagull's wings as changing the state of the atmosphere in even such a trivial way can result in huge changes in outcome in weather patterns. Every action has an onward effect in this crazy world of ours, that can be much greater than the original event, mind boggling ay? While we ponder that, please enjoy our CARDINAL brass butterfly ring in homage to the theory.
eejewellery tag ups this week = babes
We've hit the big time on the big screen! Well our I JUST NEED SOME SPACE, MAN astronaut buddy did, to be precise. Turns out, a customer of ours was given the necklace for christmas by her husband and then wore it to film an advert for the Open University. Look out for the ad showing before Captain America in cinemas now. Or have a little looksee here.
Fresh from founder Lucy's travels in Africa this month, we're all about the the Safari animals right now, and our brand new INTO THE WILD necklaces just started roaming the plains of the website! Four African safari animals are waiting to join you on your daily adventures. The perfect finishing touch to any outfit, get ready to channel some animal prowess with our herd of elephant, rhino, zebra and giraffe.
One more science-y date to commemorate today - On this day in 1931, Auguste Piccard and Charles Knipfer took the human race's first trip into the stratosphere when they rode their balloon to an altitude of 51,800 feet (nearly 10 miles above the earth). GULP. On-board experiments included the use of an electroscope to investigate cosmic rays, which we thought sounded right up your street. We don't know if this guy would quite cut it, Piccard had to design a special pressurised cabin for their hot air balloon, but we thought MOVING ON UP still was a worthy piece to celebrate today! Aim high guys, aim high x