Mao Tse Tung – China Leadership Watch

So this was absolutely amazing today. 


We had a meeting and someone brought in a bag of “prizes” as an icebreaker.


Low and behold, one of the items being given away was a Kim Jong-il (father of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s current leader). 


“Coincidentally,” this just one day after the historic peace summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un. 


Why anyone would give a watch like this away is mind-boggling to me. 


I am curious if anyone knows what the inscription on the back is?  


Anyway, I think this watch is an amazing piece of history, especially from the isolated nation of North Korea.


I can only imagine what the history of this timepiece is and how it got here to NIST.


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Lucky Earrings

Lucky Earrings
My daughter found these lucky European earrings today from France.

 
– Queen of diamond playing cards
 
– Roll of the dice take your chance
 
– Lucky in love hearts
 
– Spicy green lucky charm hot peppers
 
Reminds me of something a colleague told me the other day about when your ears ring…it’s right for love, and left for spite. 
 
Anyway, thought this was pretty good luck just finding these special earrings. 😉