1. How long is that elevator ride?
“When the 3,280-feet-tall (1,000-meter-tall) Jeddah Tower, in Saudi Arabia, opens in 2020, it will knock Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa off its throne as the tallest skyscraper in the world by 236 feet (72 meters). Construction of the landmark is estimated to cost $1.4 billion.
“‘Jeddah is going to be repositioned on the international scene of modern cities. You speak about downtown Dubai — and now we’re going to have downtown Jeddah,’ says Hisham Jomah.”
2. Watch this super creepy trailer for Ridley Scott’s 10-part AMC series The Terror
“Based on the novel by Dan Simmons, The Terror tells the harrowing story of John Franklin’s real-life 1840s expedition to find the Northwest Passage. No one knows exactly what happened to the famous lost expedition, and so Simmons runs wild with speculation.
“With the ships stranded in the Arctic thousands of miles from home, the story becomes a harrowing tale of survival. But soon we learn that the stranded crew have more to worry about than the brutal Arctic conditions. Someone – or something – lurks out there on the ice.”
3. Mercedes’ first all-electric SUV spotted out in the wild
“It’s going to be Mercedes-Benz’s first very own electric vehicle. They brought a few things to market in the past, like the electric B-Class, but those vehicles were built to be gas-powered and were later modified to incorporate an electric powertrain, at one point even built by Tesla.
“As for power, Mercedes says that the EQC is equipped with two electric motors on the front and rear axles for a total power output of up to 300 kW. The automaker claims that it will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in under five seconds.”
4. The street style at Milan Men’s Fashion Week gave us these 5 tips
“Underneath the immaculately-groomed surface of every men’s fashion week lurks a struggle for style supremacy – both on and off the catwalk.
“This year, the city’s streets teemed with bold, simple tailoring and considered layering, while the requisite smattering of streetwear made a welcome appearance, too.”
5. YouTube wins race for streaming rights to Eminem’s highly rated movie Bodied
“The streaming heavyweight has scored the worldwide rights to the Marshall Mathers-produced Bodied, a satirical movie that follows a grad student-turned-battle-rapper.
“The movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last September, winning the Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award; it also boasts a 95 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8/10 score on IMDb.”
– The Wrap